From the “idea whose time has come” file comes this: Flootball, a way to add stat-boosting gear like you’d find in a fantasy role-playing game to the players on your fantasy football team.
It’s the brainchild of Broken Envelope Productions, and can be found on its own site at www.flootball.com. Leagues work like standard season-long fantasy football leagues, except that there are loot drops when your players make big plays on the gridiron each week. These drops produce helmets, jerseys, pants or cleats that can boost scoring totals when equipped.
Flootball describes it like this:
A rare helmet might give your running back 20% more fantasy points per rushing touchdown they score. A pair of gloves might give 35% more fantasy points per 10 yards receiving. Each of your fantasy players can be equipped with up to 5 of these stat super-charging items. As team owner, it’s up to you to decide which players should be equipped with what Loot to maximize your team’s score each week.
Equipment comes in rare, epic and legendary tiers just like the weapons and armor in your favorite RPG. And to top it all off, loot can even be included in trades, adding another level to the negotiation process between rival owners.
Underneath it all, Flootball leagues have fairly common features like real-time scoring and premium options where real money is on the line. Yes, it’s a nerdier twist on fantasy football than you’re probably accustomed to, but if you’re also into RPGs, it’s probably right up your alley.
Check out the promo video below to see what I mean.