Strat-o-Matic Player URLs and Alias Files

Strat-o-Matic’s computer version is tremendously customizable, and getting moreso every year. The ability to customize your gaming experience isn’t usually intuitive, however, and can be maddening at times. Tonight I thought I might get around to updating the player urls in my version of Strat, so that when I’m in a player notebook, I can just click on “Web Page” and I’ll automatically be linked to the player’s website. You’ll notice, however, that when I open the player notebook for 1965 Roberto Clemente, there is a little picture of his 1965 Topps baseball card. I love this little bit … Continue reading

Current Tabletop Sports Projects

These are the projects I’m currently working on, or planning to start within the next month: click on the list to see it at full size As I review this list, it occurs to me that I really want to try some other sports besides baseball and soccer.  I would love a great football game.  I might give APBA Football a shot. What other games am I missing out on?

Strat-o-Matic Minor League Seasons

Created by Gary Simonds as part of his 1934 Pacific Coast League roster set (free and downloadable at his MyOpera site) This is a screenshot from Joe DiMaggio’s 1934 San Francisco Seals player notebook (I cropped out the spirals in the center).  If you haven’t yet, you’ll definitely want to take a look around Gary Simonds’ website.  It is a treasure trove for Strat-o-Matic fans. Gary has created many Minor League, Japanese League, and College seasons that he distributes for the use of the Strat community.  His work is stellar.  For most seasons, the 1950 Strat season authorization is required … Continue reading

How Cards Bring Players to Life

There is something about baseball cards, isn’t there?  They can bring a whole life and personality to what otherwise would just be a name in a box score.  I’ve fallen in love with players over their Strat-o-Matic cards before.  Kenny Williams is one that immediately comes to mind.  I’d never heard of him before Strat.  Once his 1922 St Louis Browns card had a few clutch hits for me in my league, I went on to research his life and career and now he has become one of my favorites of that era. Along those same lines, inspired first by … Continue reading