Harkinian turns to Link, who is in the kart to his right. "Link mah boi, this kart of mine is what all true racers strive for! Maybe when you flunk out of the MKL and go broke, I'll toss you a coin to get yourself some dinner! After you scrub all the floors in Hyrule, that is! OOOOAAAAHHH HOH HOH HOH HOH HOH"
Aaaaahh what have I allowed to exist. I watched that video longer than anyone should for any reason ever.
Also also, as much as I'd like to be in more races, I feel obliged to point out that you've got me in the player list twice, and registered in both races besides. FFS is too cool for me to deny him entry into the second race.
Also, does said broad dash panel in the red/green happen...
Before or after High Accel?
At the start of the race?
Dash Panels are hit at the same time as Hazards- namely, at the start of the Movement phase. If you were entering a segment with a Dash Panel, you'd get High Accel before Player Actions, then hit the Dash Panel after. Technically the start of the Race is taking up like 1/3 of the Blue- after the start gets everyone sorted you'll enter the Red for Turn 2. That segment will go Player Action -> Dash Panel -> Rest of Movement. Hopefully it'll be clear how the turns work once we, y'know have some turns to get a feel for it.
(With High Accel, if I roll a 6 here will I end up with 4 momentum?)
Yes, 1 for rolling a 6 + 2 for Rocket Start + 1 High Accel. The only thing preventing you from Pulling Ahead right out the gate is the fact you aren't seeded- if you're in first (and with that roll, you very likely would be) you've got a fair shot to attempt it in the first segment.
What's my item?
Rolled after the Rocket Start.
Alright, OP Rankings/Race list should be squared away now- we're down to 4 slots for the third and final Qualifying Race before the Star Cup. And hey, as long as we know who the Sponsor for this race is, why don't we meet the rest of the major MKL Sponsors?Nookington's Department Store- 8 Coin, 2 Prestige
Tom Nook built his commercial empire up from a small backwater store. Nookington's is known as a respectable but profit oriented business that deals fairly with its employees and rarely stoops to dirty tricks- at least, they've never been caught before.Silph Co- 13 Coin, 1 Prestige
The wealthiest of the sponsors, Silph Co specializes in technical marvels and is increasingly invested in the sport of Kart Racing. However, past troubles with treacherous employees and rival businesses has made Silph Co extremely conservative and distrustful of outsiders. They prefer to sponsor a single driver and make them the face of the franchise- for as long as they are trustworthy. Silph Co refuses to consider any affiliation with Team Rocket, or any driver who has had dealings with Team Rocket.Warioware Inc- 10 Coin, 1 Prestige
A game studio founded by none other than Wario that specializes in coming up with unique, interesting properties from a variety of developers. Unfortunately, Wario's abrasive personality drove off his friends and his new shareholders ultimately betrayed him, forcing Wario out of the company. The new management of Warioware has since gone on to achieve enormous financial success, buying out smaller developers and sucking the life from their ideas. These unscrupulous business practices have translated to their foray into Kart Racing, and they will do anything for notoriety or Coin.Rez Media Corporation- 9 Coin, 1 Prestige
Known for churning out mass market garbage specked with the occasional gem, Rez Media is the largest single media outlet in the multiverse, focused mainly on television and movies. Not much is known about their shadowy CEO, but judging by the actions of the company he has a cold-hearted eye on the bottom line.Nightmare Enterprises- 7 Coin, 1 Prestige
Nightmare Enterprises is a conglomeration of different products wrapped in an internet startup. NME's principle product is genetic engineering and the creation of monsters for a variety of purposes, as well as the transformation of living things. NME is also involved in arms dealing, clothing, toys, and a draconian entertainment network that features big budget movies and television shows as well as independent startups- provided they can fulfill their contracts. NME is well known for their underhanded tricks, but they always honor their contracts. A driver sponsored by NME must be wary not to cross them, however, for their wrath is legendary!Team Rocket- 7 Coin, 1 Prestige
Team Rocket's primary operations are scientific research, but also has significant investments in the meatpacking and candy industries, as well as a healthy treasure-finding department. Team Rocket's dubious business practices and outright defiance of the law has outlawed their operations in many nations, including their native region of Kanto. Team Rocket has emerged as an unlikely sponsor of MKL due to a desire to improve their public image and make some quick Coin, but their management of their drivers indicates that they are the same old Team Rocket.Koopa Korporation- 6 Coin, 1 Prestige
Koopa Korp is a leading producer of cheap consumer goods in the Mushroom Kingdom and is based in Dark Land, the domain of Lord Bowser. Low quality goods are compensated for by high quantity, and Koopa Korp adopts a similar philosophy in the sport of Kart racing, signing as many drivers as they can to truly meager contracts.Diamond Software- 5 Coin, 1 Prestige
Another video game developer from Diamond city, with interests in records and comic books as well. They are the principle rival of Warioware Inc, opposing their business practices out of principle- when Warioware announced its sponsorship of MKL, Diamond Software was right behind them. Diamond Software is known as a fairly good place to work with a hatred of all things Warioware.Hocotate Freight- 4 Coin, 1 Prestige
Hocotate Freight is an interstellar shipping company hailing from the planet Hocotate. Perennially in financial difficulties, a windfall of treasure scavenged from Planet Pikmin gave the company enough capital to sponsor MKL in the hopes of long term financial security for the company. While not known for the fantastic treatment of his employees, the President of Hocotate Freight is reputed to be a risk-taker willing to sponsor drivers nobody else will touch. Whether his foolishness will sink the company remains to be seen.Lakitu Travel Agency- 3 Coin, 1 Prestige
The Lakitu Travel Agency is a long-time sponsor of MKL, and orchestrates journeys across worlds, solar systems, galaxies, and even dimensions. Known far and wide as a fair sponsor, LTA has found itself being out-muscled by the newer, larger sponsorship groups.Pappy's Pizza- 3 Coin, 1 Prestige
Pappy's Pizza started out as a small pizza parlor in Brooklyn before the endorsement of the (newly famous) Mario Brothers vaulted them into the big time. Now, Pappy's Pizza Parlors are springing up across the Mushroom Kingdom, and Pappy has decided to endorse MKL to bring his product to the multiverse, as well as to sponsor the sport he loves. Pappy is widely regarded as a kind and generous employer, although with far smaller Coin reserves than the other big companies.
I'm currently munching on a way to model sponsor/driver and sponsor/sponsor relations. I've also decided that people who don't want to take the role of a driver can control one of these sponsors or create their own, although the specifics of how that'll work are also currently being worked on. The rankings of all the sponsors against one another (as well as their associated drivers) will be listed in the same place as the complete player information- namely, the between-race turns.