Rubin “Hurricane” Carter – Title Bout
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Posted by Paul on April 22, 2014 | Short Link

Rubin Carter is most famously known as the subject of Bob Dylan’s 1975 song, “Hurricane,” the songwriter’s last great protest song (in my opinion). In 1966, Carter was convicted of a triple murder that he did not commit. Dylan’s song brought great attention to Carter’s plight. Carter’s case became a cause celebre’, and, in 1985, […]

New Release: Anthony Apostolico’s Classic Formula One
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Posted by Paul on April 2, 2014 | Short Link

**AMENDED 4/3/14** For April Fool’s Day yesterday, I joked about Strat-O-Matic working on an F1 game, and I gave a screenshot of a mock-up card. The truth, of course, is that Strat is not working on an F1 game as far as I know of. I created that card myself in Microsoft Excel, using my […]

Something for Free: Quick-Play Soccer Sim from Crankshaw Sports Stats
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Posted by Paul on March 7, 2014 | Short Link

[This picture of Seattle Sounders and USMNT captain Clint Dempsey doesn't have anything to do with anything, except that I'm testing out the new Getty Images "embed" feature for royalty-free images.] There’s an older lady who works in my office who is fond of saying, “You don’t get nothing for free in life,” and “if […]

2013 Year End Review: Best Game Release (Vintage Season)
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Posted by Paul on January 12, 2014 | Short Link

What makes one vintage season release better than another? There are three criteria: Historical Significance of the season Quality and Depth of Research Availability/Obscurity of the Season for Replay Possibilities By these criteria, Strat-O-Matic’s release of the 1973 Japanese League Baseball Season was the best vintage season release of 2013. As far as I know, […]

2013 Year End Review: Best New Game

Posted by Paul on January 6, 2014 | Short Link

In 2013, Plaay Games hit a home run with the release of History Maker Baseball,’s Best New Tabletop-Sports Game of the Year. HMB has exactly everything that most gamers require in a game: it has a clever game engine, quality components, accurate statistics, smooth gameplay, a short gametime, almost no learning curve at all, […]

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