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« on: July 11, 2014, 08:41:59 pm »

Okay, Strat-o-matic is the gorilla here, and there are a bunch of clones,
but what interesting designs are out there?

I remember Pennant Race, the AH game which put you in the shoes
of a GM, running each game off a single die roll. The focus was supposed
to be on the trades and such. Problem is, there wasn't really a system for
the game to go beyond the initial roster - eventually a computer game
(the name eludes me but I played the **** out of it) handled it much better -
well, other than women, robots, and aliens eventually playing.

Baseball Strategy (again AH) felt more like the old video gamess where you
got to select a pitch and choose to swing at it. Couldn't really compete with
those, once they came out.

I remember ads for a game where it looked like you could position the players on the
field, and tracked individual hits by location - well, at least that's what the description
sounded like, it was probably not so impressive.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014, 09:10:47 pm »

The only board game one I ever played was the strat-o-matic one. The one computer game I played the hell out of in the late 80s early 90s was Earl Weaver Baseball which, if I remember correctly, allowed you to play out entire seasons rather quickly in one of the provided modes...
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014, 11:40:43 pm »

Baseball Mogul's the one I was thinking of.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014, 09:14:58 am »

If you're looking of the kind of that today ... Out of the Park Baseball is insanely good!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014, 04:42:54 pm »

If you're looking of the kind of that today ... Out of the Park Baseball is insanely good!

Word up. I probably played through 20-25 seasons with OOTP 6.5 alone. I think 15 is on sale right now for the all star game. It kinda got a bit too detailed for me so I fell out of it.

Back in the 80's I made my own boardgames for both baseball and football. Actually, they were really just spreadsheets and charts. For both games, each player simply picked a play or pitch and dice were rolled on a chart for the results of the interaction. Individual players had a couple of attributes that modified the rolls.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014, 07:16:45 pm »

OOTP 15 is a great choice for Pc gaming. It running 20 bucks on steam right now. For the table top I perfer History Maker Baseball by plaay.com. It gives you much more of a story while playing.
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 07:54:29 pm »

For the table top I perfer History Maker Baseball by plaay.com. It gives you much more of a story while playing.
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Dude, thanks for the heads up on this. They've got some cool looking games.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2014, 08:26:29 pm »

[For the table top I perfer History Maker Baseball by plaay.com. It gives you much more of a story while playing.[
FFS, now I HAVE to buy Hockey Blast!
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2014, 08:53:59 pm »

[For the table top I perfer History Maker Baseball by plaay.com. It gives you much more of a story while playing.[
FFS, now I HAVE to buy Hockey Blast!

Yep. I just bought Second Season Football. Revmidni deserves a commission.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 10:32:28 pm »

Not well known as OOTP is Puresim. I prefer it to Ootp. It gets detailed but doent turn into a micromanagementfest.

For football its FrontOfficeFootball..

And for tabletop theres a pretty damn good remake of Statis Pro football called Football Bones.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 08:53:17 pm »

I wouuld probably, literally, end someones life, just for the chance to play a real honest to goodness hockey sim board game. I have had no luck so far in finding a truly great sports board game. I always find them so abstracted, that they make me lose interest due to not being fun enough to be a game, or being real enough to appeal to the massive sports fan in me.
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2014, 01:24:13 pm »

This damned thread got me playing baseball mogul again.
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 01:59:09 pm »

This damned thread got me playing baseball mogul again.

Try Out of the Park Baseball.

It's a thousand times better, and the custom leagues you can create push it to the pinnacle of computer sport simulation.
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2014, 02:21:40 pm »

This damned thread got me playing baseball mogul again.

Yeah, I went and bought BM 2015 last night because of this thread
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2014, 03:09:37 pm »

I'm mostly into the old timers in it, so it's fine to play older versions for me.
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