Decrees are sweeping rule changes to the game of Blaseball voted on by participants and implemented by umpires. Blaseball participants may vote on any decree during the entirety of a season, with the election ballot explaining how many of the top decrees will be implemented (typically one or two). At the end of each season (after the postseason games), the winning decree or decrees are announced.
Decrees can affect everything from individual teams, such as the retiring the lowest scoring team in a season; fans, such as redistributing wealth from the top 1% of participants; or worldwide events, such as swallowing an entire city and renaming its home team.
Decrees are often, but not always, recorded in The Book of Blaseball for posterity. They can last for one season or indefinitely, depending on the decree's effects.
History of Decrees
Decrees and their effects are recorded in the articles for each Season. The winning decrees from each season are listed below.
- Season 1: Open the Forbidden Book.
- Season 2: Peanuts, The Fourth Strike.
- Season 3: Eat the Rich, Interviews.
- Season 4: Targeted Shame, Alternate Reality.
- Season 5: High Filter
- Season 6: Enhanced Party Time
- Season 7: Bless Off
- Season 8: Wild Cards
|Redistribute Wealth||The top five players from the Internet Series champion will be distributed to five other random teams in the league.||1|
|Relegation||The last place team in the league will be eliminated from the league, and replaced with a new team.||1, 2|
|Open the Forbidden Book||It is Forbidden.||1|
|Popular Evolution||The team with the most fans will Evolve.||2|
|The Fourth Strike||The bottom four teams in the league gain the Fourth Strike. It will take Four Strikes to strike out any batter on their team for the following Season and Postseason.||2|
|Enhanced Shame||Rule Change: When a team is Shamed, they will be punished in the following game. Their next opponent will start with runs equal to the number of runs scored in the Shame period.||2|
|Eat the Rich||Redistribute the funds from the Top 1% of Fans at the end of each Season||3|
|Eat the Crust||5 Players from the 2-Time Champion Pies will be reassigned to Random Teams||3|
|Interviews||GET TO KNOW THE PLAYERS||3|
|Late Stage||Postseason Bet Payouts increase each round: 2x, 3x, 5x||3|
|Blaserunning||Stolen Bases are worth 0.1 Runs||3|
|Alternate Reality||Randomize the stats of one hitter and one pitcher on every team.||4|
|Tame The Tigers||Five Players from the Hades Tigers will be Randomly Distributed throughout the League.||4|
|Targeted Shame||The Top 4 Teams will be punished with Targeted Shame next season. When they're shamed, they'll start the next game with negative runs equal to their shame.||4|
|Home Field Advantage||The Bottom 4 Teams will gain Home Field Advantage for next season. They'll start each of their homes games with 1 run.||4|
|The Fourth Strike||The Bottom 4 Teams from each Season will gain the Fourth Strike for the next Season. It will take four strikes to strike out any of their batters.||4|
|Hot Sauce||Feel the Heat. Makes a random player on each team Spicy.||6|
|Enhanced Party Time||When a team is in Party Time -- Mathematically eliminated from the Postseason -- they'll have a chance of receiving random permanent stat boosts during their games.||6|
|New Kids||Incinerate the least Idolized player on every team.||6|
|Fifth Base||The Top 4 Teams of the Regular Season must run an extra base next season.||7|
|Walk in the Park||The Top 4 Teams of the Regular Season will walk batters on the 3rd Ball of an At-Bat instead of the 4th next season.||7|
|Bless Off||The Top 4 Teams of the Regular Season cannot win blessings in this Election.||7|
|Wild Cards||Every Season, a random team from each Subleague will leave Party Time to become the 5th Playoff team. A best of 3 Wild Card series will happen on Fridays.||8|
|Relief||Next Season, the bottom four teams will have Relief. When one of their pitchers gives up 5 runs, they'll immediately be replaced by a pitcher from their Shadows.||8|
|Double Jumps||Whenever a team defeats the team currently leading their Division, they'll earn an extra win. Permanent effect.||8|
- Note that the Season 4's Fourth Strike applies "each Season" instead of Season 2's Fourth Strike which applies "for the following Season."