College Football Risk is in full swing! You may have seen Kevin Harrish mention College Football Risk in the Skull Session a couple of times; we got such a response to the first Risk thread that we had to open another. Ohio State is one of the last ten teams standing, and we need all hands on deck for the final FIVE days of the game. Vote here: https://www.collegefootballrisk.com/
What is College Football Risk? It is essentially a giant game of the board game Risk, with fans of each college football team as the players. It's a highly competitive and intense game, and in Season 1 in 2018, Ohio State finished fourth. This time around, we're aiming to win.
How it works: Every day, you choose one of Ohio State's territories to defend or a bordering territory to attack (we're gray). Every night, the results of each team's attack and defense are calculated, and the map updates based on which teams win each territory. As our territories expand, so do our options and strategies.
How to play every day:
- Sign up for a Reddit account if you don't already have one. It'll take two minutes, tops.
- Go to the College Football Risk website and choose Ohio State as your team.
- Scroll down to the area with team logos (for example, Kent State or Cincinnati) and click on the territory you want to claim for Ohio State. When you see a gray box around the button you clicked, your move has been confirmed.
- (Optional) Sign up for r/OSUcfbRisk here and opt in to daily territory assignments. You don't have to do this to play, but if you sign up for the subreddit, you can participate on a deeper level of strategy, memes, discussion, and fun. If you sign up for daily territory assignments, you'll remember to play every day and accomplish more for the team than making moves without guidance.
Here's an example of what the map looks like:
Teams we're on bad terms with: Michigan, Chaos, Texas, Nebraska. Please attack territories they hold or defend territories bordering them unless told otherwise.
Teams we're on good terms with: Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Stanford. We are allied to Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, and Alabama. Please do not attack any territories they hold or defend territories bordering them.
The more days in a row you play, the more influence your vote has (you go from a one-star to a five-star player over time, with an exponential increase in power). Just make sure you get your votes in every day by 11 PM Eastern time!
The game ends on May 11th. Go Bucks!