The following list shows all changes made within the last year. All entries are written by Scott Hardie.

July 16, 2019: A new play rule has been added. To unlock it, win a concert lasting 50 turns or more. A very similar rule was in Pirate Paradise, but this is the first time that it has appeared in Rock Block.

July 16, 2019: I fixed a bug with capturing artists along edges in concert that was falsely triggering a draw in Overtime concerts (as seen here). It's fixed now. If you see any more weirdness like artists capturing empty spaces, an Overtime concert ending in a draw, or anything else, please let me know. Thanks!

July 14, 2019: A new trade rule has been added to the game. To unlock it, convert five artists in the Collection Guide. This is a brand new rule that has never appeared in previous versions of the game. I also made some minor tweaks to the wording on the concert page and in rule modals while adding this.

July 14, 2019: When viewing a player profile, if there's a rule that you have not unlocked yet, the page now shows what is necessary to unlock it. (Thanks for the suggestion, Matthew!)

July 13, 2019: The "Exclusive Deals" sidebar used to announce the deals only to other members (ie. you wouldn't see it report on your own exclusive deal), but I have tweaked this so that everybody sees all deals now.

July 13, 2019: I fixed another bug preventing two rules from working together ("win a concert every day for a week" and "achieve a rock block in concert"). I reviewed all five concerts to date that used both rules. Two of the concerts were not affected at all. Two more converts were slightly affected (one artist captured versus not captured along the way) but the outcome was identical. The fifth concert, a Woodstock concert between Matthew and me on July 3-4, had the same outcome (I won either way) but should have resulted in a rock block. I have corrected this.

July 13, 2019: I fixed a bug preventing two rules from working together. The "win a tournament" play rule has an effect that happens when an artist is captured, but the special kind of capture made possible by the "win a concert every day for a week" play rule wasn't triggering that effect. It's fixed now. I reviewed all 19 concerts to date that used both rules, and only one was affected by the bug, the current Woodstock concert pitting Erik against Steve. I will comment there with more information.

July 13, 2019: I fixed another bug preventing exclusives from expiring after six months.

July 4, 2019: I fixed a bug preventing the concert page from opening when two rules are combined on the stage (win a concert every day for a week, achieve a rock block in concert).

July 3, 2019: When you're hiding previous rounds in an Overtime concert (via Options), the reminder text and the link to see those earlier rounds are now displayed in the Turn Log section of the page and in the Stage section of the page, in the very places where something is hidden, instead of being up with the play rules where they don't belong. (Thanks for prompting this small change in a conversation, Erik.)

July 3, 2019: The "exclusive deal" sidebar now appears for 3 days instead of 7.

June 26, 2019: Thanks to a good question from Erik, I have added clarification to the rule modal for the "play Rock Block for 24 months play rule," explaining what happens (or more precisely, what doesn't happen) when you combine it with the "win a concert every day for a week" play rule.

June 16, 2019: Decades overhaul, part 2: Each artist's decade is now defined as their career breakthrough, the time when they reached mainstream public consciousness as a major artist. The classification is still subjective, but at least this way, more artists will be categorized into the decade with which they're most closely associated. I have revised the decades of seven artists (message me if you want to know which). Old concerts prior to today will still show those seven artists' original decade, with a notice that it has since changed.

June 16, 2019: Decades overhaul, part 1: I have tweaked the colors and fonts of existing decade icons, to make room for the impending 2020s. This includes the stage text in the "I Love the" decade themes.

June 15, 2019: I fixed a bug preventing exclusives from expiring after six months.

June 7, 2019: I made a few small tweaks to the Woodstock tournament page: Players are now sorted by score, player images are linked to their profiles, and songs stop playing when you close the modal.

June 4, 2019: I fixed a bug with the Overtime play rule not showing on Woodstock tournament concerts.

June 3, 2019: Woodstock is Rock Block's summer 2019 tournament. I also fixed a bug on the concert page that prevented it from displaying information about the corresponding tournament.

March 17, 2019: I fixed the width of artist modals on small screens. (They were opening too wide after the change on March 9.)

March 9, 2019: External links in artist modals now open new browser windows, like all other links on the site.

March 9, 2019: Artist modals are now wider on large screens.

January 19, 2019: I revised some text in previous tournaments. ("Eliminee" is not a word.)

January 14, 2019: In a wonderful illustration of Muphry's law, the theme "Addendums & Corrigendums" has been corrected; it is now called "Addenda & Corrigenda." Technically, the singular word addendum can be pluralized as either addenda or addendums, although the former is more common. But the singular word corrigendum is exclusively pluralized as corrigenda. I love the irony of this. :-)

November 12, 2018: The Shoot to Thrill tournament page now shows how many shots each player hasn't taken yet. That information was always available on the page if you counted victories, but now it's easy to check.

November 3, 2018: Sometimes artists are lost to players, such as those destroyed by an exclusive or converted into other artists. I fixed a bug that was leading to these lost artists still showing up in tournament concerts. Thanks for letting me know, Aaron!

October 7, 2018: The fall 2018 tournament has begun.

Changes to Rock Block are sometimes mentioned on the Funeratic News page instead, when they're part of site-wide alterations.


Artist Promotions

These artists have been promoted to a higher rank within the last six months.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Eight on July 14.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on July 14.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on July 14.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on July 14.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on July 14.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Nine on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Eight on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on July 13.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on June 29.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on June 17.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on June 17.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on June 17.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on June 17.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Nine on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Eight on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Eight on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on June 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on June 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on June 9.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on June 9.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on March 16.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Eight on March 9.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on March 9.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on March 9.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on March 9.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on March 3.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Seven on March 2.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Six on March 2.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on March 2.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on March 2.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on February 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on February 15.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on January 20.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on January 20.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on January 20.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Five on January 19.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Four on January 19.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Three on January 19.

An Unknown Artist was promoted to Rank Two on January 19.


Rules Unlocked

These rules have been unlocked by these players within the last six months, when they accomplished each rule's corresponding achievement.

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Scott Hardie on July 16. (Win a concert lasting for fifty turns or more.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Chris Lemler on July 16. (Win a concert lasting for fifty turns or more.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Steve West on July 16. (Win a concert lasting for fifty turns or more.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Steve West on July 14. (Convert five artists.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on July 14. (Win five concerts with artists promoted mid-concert.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on July 6. (Defeat five different opponents in a row.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on July 6. (Win a concert every day for three weeks.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Jeremiah Poisson on July 2. (Win five consecutive concerts.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on June 30. (Have one artist of each rank in your label.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 30. (Achieve a rock block in concert.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 29. (Take five artists from opponents.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on June 28. (Win three concerts every day for three days.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 28. (Defeat five different opponents in a row.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 28. (Win five consecutive concerts.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 28. (Win fifty concerts.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 22. (Win a concert every day for a week.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on June 22. (Win a concert every day for a week.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on June 22. (Win one hundred concerts.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 20. (Win three concerts every day for three days.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Scott Hardie on June 20. (Defeat five different opponents in a row.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Matthew Preston on June 18. (Win five concerts in 24 hours.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on June 17. (Win five concerts in 24 hours.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Jeremiah Poisson on June 6. (Have one artist from each decade in your label.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on May 1. (Play Rock Block for twenty-four months.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Chris Lemler on May 1. (Win more concerts in a month than anyone else.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Aaron Shurtleff on March 27. (Win one hundred concerts.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Aaron Shurtleff on March 20. (Win five concerts with artists promoted mid-concert.)

An Unknown Rule was unlocked by Erik Bates on March 17. (Take five artists from opponents.)


Discussions

Players sometimes talk about the game in Tragic Comedy, the discussion area of Funeratic. The following discussions about Rock Block happened within the last six months:

Woodstock (last comment: July 3, 2019)
"This summer will be the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival. I couldn't let the occasion pass without a celebration in Rock Block. :-) The summer 2019 tournament gives players a chance to relive the..." more…