2012 MLS Replay – Matchday 4
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Posted by Paul on August 12, 2014 | Short Link
Blas Perez and Brek Shea each had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 thumping over DC United on 3/30/2012

Blas Perez and Brek Shea each had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 thumping of DC United on 3/30/2012

Click on the table below to see it at full size.
2012 MLS Replay - matchday 4

The table as of 4/2/2012:
2012 MLS Replay - table 4

The Seattle Sounders are 3-0-0 after defeating the San Jose Earthquakes by a score of 2-1. Fredy Montero had the game-deciding goal when he slotted home a PK in the 42nd minute.

Here are the parameters of this replay:
* It’s a full replay of all 34 weeks of the 2012 MLS Season, using the real life schedule.
* All Seattle Sounders games will be played with Classic Soccer
* Each week at least 1 game will be played with each of the following games: Classic Soccer, Net Results Soccer, Simple & Sound Soccer, The Beautiful Game, Final Score, and now APBA Soccer, too. I want to add Soccer Blast to the replay, too, but I have no idea when I’ll have the time to rate the league and create those cards for the game. Someday, hopefully. I’m in no hurry with this replay.
* Any games on the schedule that I don’t play, I’ll use the results of the actual real life fixture to compile stats.
* Speaking of stats, since not all game engines track all stats, the only “official” statistic will be goals scored. I’ll be awarding a Golden Boot at the end of the season for the league’s top goalscorer.

Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Programming
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Posted by Paul on August 8, 2014 | Short Link

July was a month of frenetic movement for me and my family, and my make-believe sporting universe was left mostly vacant and neglected. I’ve had next-to-no time to play any games. I was able to pull out my old copy of Title Bout the other night, and that was awesome.

August is shaping up to be that way, too, as my grandmother, my sister, brother-in-law and their SEVEN kids are visiting and staying with us this week. The Dylan family moved into our home back in September, but this is the first time it’s really felt like home. Life is good.

Speaking of life being good – Keith Avallone of Plaay Games is living the good life this weekend. He’s at the World Boardgaming Championships in Lancaster, PA. Keith graciously offered to bring a stack of 4-page sample versions of the OneForFive.com Print Edition along with him. Stop by the Plaay.com booth and say hi for me!

Keith Avallone graciously brought copies of a sample version of the magazine to the World Boardgaming Championships.  Stop by the Plaay.com booth and say hi for me!

Keith Avallone graciously brought copies of a sample version of the magazine to the World Boardgaming Championships. Stop by the Plaay.com booth and say hi for me!

This next week may not see any published posts here on the blog, but I have high hopes for the rest of August. Work on Print Edition Issue 2 (the Football Issue) is coming along nicely. Issue 1 is essentially sold out, as there are only a handful of copies left. The reception of and the enthusiasm for the magazine has been greater than I’d have ever imagined it could be. I’m looking forward to building on this foundation.

More coming soon!
Paul

PT Games to Release Updated Version of Avalon Hill’s Title Bout
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Posted by Paul on August 1, 2014 | Short Link

You heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen! I’m proud and excited to have this exclusive scoop for OneForFive.com.

According to Tim Plum, President and Founder, PT Games has acquired exclusive license to produce and distribute the boxing classic, Title Bout. The new game will be called Advanced Title Bout.

With an official license from the game creators, PT Games is re-releasing the boxing classic Title Bout. [image from boardgamegeek.com]

According to Plum, this new PT Games release of Title Bout promises to “bring back the greatness of the original” and to add a “few new wrinkles.” Created by legendary game designers Jim and Tom Trunzo, the brothers are involved in the redesign and rerelease of the game, though to what extent is still unclear.

One thing is for certain: the game board will be getting a makeover. According to Plum, “Jim Trunzo hated the original game board that Avalon Hill put out. We’re going to put out something that’s a lot closer to his original vision.”

Title Bout was first published and sold by Avalon Hill in the late 1970′s. Officially out-of-print for over 20 years, numerous copies and unauthorized card sets for the game have been sold on the secondary market since Avalon Hill folded. Most recently, an unauthorized fan-created set of All-Time Great Heavyweights being sold on ebay was met with a public Cease and Desist order from Jim Trunzo on the Delphi Forums.

In recent years, PT Games has had success updating, augmenting and republishing out-of-print titles. Football Bones is an updated version of Statis Pro Football, created with the original game designer’s blessing. Hockey Bones is a new, officially licensed version of Face-Off Pro Hockey. In this regard, PT Games’ release of Title Bout seems to fit within Plum’s direction for PT Games. These republications of out-of-print titles have seen success with the loyal fans of the original titles, and have generally been praised as faithful and worthy releases.

Click on the image below to see PT Games’ press release announcing the licensing of what was once an Avalon Hill product and what will be called Advanced Title Bout in its new iteration.

Click to see press release at full size

Click to download PDF of Press Release

[10:27am PST - post edited to clarify that the name of the new game will be "Advanced Title Bout"]

FAQs: OneForFive Print Edition
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Posted by Paul on July 8, 2014 | Short Link
  • I submitted my order ___ hours ago, and haven’t received a copy of the PDF yet.  Did you get my order?  When will I receive it?
  • Yes, in all likelihood I have received your order but haven’t had a chance to process it yet. The one thing that will most certainly change between this issue and the next is that with issue number 2 I will setup the ordering process so that upon completion of your order, you will automatically receive the PDF. Unfortunately, the system isn’t setup that way yet.

    So far, I’ve been able to complete all orders within 24 hours, usually much faster than that. I guarantee receipt of your PDF within 48 hours or your money back.

  • I would prefer you create the pdf so that there is only one page per page, so that I can scroll up and down by page, without having to scroll left and right to see the 2 pages. Can you please do that next time?
  • Of course. In fact, I’ve uploaded a reformatted version of this edition to the download folder (the link that came in the email with the PDF).

    The two-pages-per-PDF-page setup was done so that it looks like an open magazine when you have it open on the screen. Since a few have requested the single-page-per-page format, I’ll offer both formats from now on.

  • Do I have to use paypal? Do you accept checks and/or money orders?
  • Yes, I will accept a personal check. Send me an email at paul@oneforfive.com and I’ll reply with my address.

  • Can you please use page numbers on all pages next time? The first 10 pages don’t have any page numbers at all on them.
  • I will use a page numbering system that makes more sense in future issues. It seems like most haven’t noticed, but look closely at the dice in the corners of each page up to page 10. Each pair of dice adds up to the page number. Maybe that was a little too clever for its own good. Some of you had to have noticed that, right?

  • I ordered a subscription, but PayPal says it will automatically renew after one year. I don’t want it to automatically renew. How do I cancel the auto-renewal?
  • There is a way to do it yourself on the PayPal site, but it’s easier if you just email me. It just takes a couple of clicks for me to cancel that auto-renewal and I’ll send you the PayPal confirmation as soon as it’s done. Please allow 24-48 hours for me to process the cancellation.

  • How do I buy/contact the designer for _____ game?
  • Another lesson learned: when publishing an article about a designer or game or book or historical figure, make sure to tell the readers where to go to learn more about said designer or game or book or historical figure. If you have any specific questions, please email me at: paul@oneforfive.com or leave your question in the comments of any post here on the blog and I’ll happily respond as soon as possible.

    You can also look for a follow-up post here in the next day or two that will provide more links to more info about the topics in the newsletter.

  • Is OneForFive Print Edition a newsletter or a magazine?
  • I don’t know, but I’m curious: what do you think?

    The Table of Contents - OneForFive Print Edition Summer 2014

    The Table of Contents – OneForFive Print Edition Summer 2014

    Summer 2014 Print Edition Released
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    Posted by Paul on July 1, 2014 | Short Link

    All PDF editions were sent in an email this morning. All print editions ordered through Friday, June 27 have been mailed, too. If you’ve ordered since then your magazine will be in the batch that goes to the post office today.

    If you purchased either the PDF or the print edition and you haven’t received an email from me with the PDF attached, please let me know (email: paul@pauldylan.com) and I’ll send it out to you right away. I’ve worked hard to make sure that there aren’t any hiccups with this first release, but since this is all uncharted territory for me I don’t know exactly what to expect.

    If you have received the PDF and/or the print edition already:

    What do you think?

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