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  1. Paul,do you have a link for Len Durrant and Bruce Bundy’s sites?thank you.

  2. I do! Check out this article: http://www.oneforfive.com/?p=229

    There are links in that article to both sites. If you still have trouble, send me an email at paul@pauldylan.com and I’ll try to help you out further.

    All the best,
    Paul

  3. Hi Paul,
    Always happy to see another StratoManiac that enjoys “little nothings” like a peek at an original 1965 PETE ROSE! Take a look back at Pete and a few others that have appeared from ’62!
    ENJOY , RICH D : )

  4. Could you post a picture of the APBA soccer game components? I am going to order the game, thanks to your blog, and would like to see what I’m getting.
    Thank you for this blog. I look forward to following along!!

    Buzz

  5. That’s a good idea – I will do that tonight, Buzz. I hope you enjoy the game!

  6. Hi Paul,
    Really enjoy the blog and the reviews. I have APBA Soccer and was wondering if you were going to upload the Soccer sheets you created. Thanks again for some great reading.

    Pete

  7. I’ve been meaning to do that for awhile, Pete. I will post them soon. Thanks for reading and for the comment!

  8. Hi there, I wonder if you can point me to where I can get hold of Mea Copa? Much appreciated.

  9. Hi Michael,

    The designer of Mea Copa is Anthony Apostolico, he can usually be found on the “Soccer Simulation” forum over at the delphi forums. I have his email address, too, and I’ll send it to you in an email. Anthony is also the designer of “Classic Soccer.”

    Take care and I hope you like the game as much as I did! – Paul

  10. Hey Paul. Just got the APBA Soccer game. I’ve been playing Football Manager for the last 6 years (managing Wrexham and then, when they were relegated out of the bottom division, Huddersfield). Well, I finally hit the wall. I just completely lost interest in contract signings, transfers, grounds improvement, training schedules, etc. But also I found that I’m tired of computer sims as well. Having played APBA baseball in the late fifties, early sixties I thought I’d go back to rolling dice and hand-keeping stats. And I’m really enjoying it.

    My question re: the soccer game is this. Are the leagues/teams/players rated for international play or only in relation to their own league? That is, if I put Man U. into MLS will they completely dominate or are they only rated in comparison to the other teams in the EPL? Or if I put the LA Galaxy in the EPL will they end up at the bottom of the table as they should or will they compete for the championship? I’m looking to acquire multiple card sets and eventually play a realistic, world-wide, club championship.

    Thanks.

    • Hey Roy…thought I would pop in here. As far as I can tell the cards are rated based on league there are in and not relative to other leagues. You can not play LA in the EPL as issued. You could adjust team ratings, defensive ratings and clutch points to make things work.
      Bob

  11. Hi,
    I was hoping you would stop by my new company http://www.sports.ptgamesinc.com we have 3 new sports titles being released in the coming months and let me know what you think and give us a mention here on your blog. thanks.
    Hockey Bones – A modernizing of FaceOff Hockey. Same great game engine to deliver the speed and feeling of being on the ice. New graphics to update the look. Solo and league rules included.
    Basketball Bones – Due for release in November 2012. Brought to us by Greg Eno noted Detroit sports blogger. A simple approach with stunningly accurate results.
    Football Bones – Due for release in January 2013. A remake of Statis Pro Football. New graphics, plays, weather, solo, league or replay available.

    • Hey Tim – Thank you for stopping by the site. I absolutely will take a look at your site and your games. They all look interesting, but I think I’m most intrigued by Basketball Bones. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them all, however. If you’ll send me an email at paul@pauldylan.com we can talk more. I’m looking forward to it.

      Talk soon!
      Paul

  12. Thought I would check in on you. Hope all is well. Always disappointed to go to you site and not see a post (see what you started). Post when you can……
    Bob

  13. Do you know of anyone who has attempted making som college fb cards from 86-88 era? Thanxs!!!!

    • Hi Teddy, I don’t know any off the top of my head, but I would try StratFanForum.com if I were you. There are a lot of guys on there who love the college football C&D game and can probably point you in the right direction. Good luck and let us know if you find them!
      Paul

  14. Hi Paul,
    A dilemma I have. When the APBA Soccer game was originally released. I purchased the EPL, World Cup teams, and UEFA clubs. Unfortunately, without my knowledge APBA released corrected card sets with corrected missing numbers. I have tried numerous times to get APBA to send me the corrected card sets, but Mr. Herson will not respond. Do you know of a document listing the corrected card numbers? Someone told me the sheet was a free download with said corrections released before the updated cards were sent out? Do you have any information how I can get the numbers? If so It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you with regards James Linnear

    • Hi James,

      I’ve heard talk about these “corrected card sets” but as far as I know APBA has never released any revised cards for those early sets. I think the confusion comes from a widely held belief that the 2010-11 card sets were much better than the 2009-10 card sets, which led to much discussion about how the game company must have revised the rating system. I’ll see if I can find confirmation anywhere, but as far as I know, the 09-10 card sets (including UEFA and World Cup sets) were never themselves actually revised.

  15. I can verify that there *were* massive corrections to those sets and that they were posted in a pdf at their web site. (Most of the corrections were to shooting ranges, not the result numbers.) The file no longer appears to be available at the web site and the old link now leads to a page-not-found error.

    I have no idea why they would take down the pdf of corrections. Just to verify that I’m not dreaming, here is the WayBackMachine screen showing the (now broken) link to the pdf file (under “Soccer”): http://web.archive.org/web/20120204091923/http://www.apbagames.com/stadium/downloads/index.html

    I never requested nor received corrected cards, but here is a discussion of the issue at Tabletop-Sports.com that seems to confirm that some corrected sets were sent out in 2011: http://www.tabletop-sports.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=printview&t=2920&start=0

    I haven’t taken the time to find/verify the Between-the-Lines posting mentioned in the discussion.

  16. Hello Paul,
    Using the information you sent me as a guide. A kind individual sent me the PDF printout
    of the corrected imformation for the APBA soccer game. Thank you for your help.
    James

  17. Hi Paul,
    Recently found your tabletop sports site and added your link to my websites baseball resources page.

    I’d like to announce my newly released tabletop baseball game titled, ‘True to Life Baseball’ It can be found here http://ttlbaseballgame.com/ Any chance that you can add my website to you sidebar links?

  18. Paul,

    I paid my $$$ and subscribed to your magazine . . . . but I have only received one issue, and that was “Summer 2014” . . . . . it looks like I’m behind at least one, and maybe, two issues. Can you check into this for me please!

    Ray

    • Hi Ray, I checked the records and the only order I see for you is for that first issue, not for a subscription. I’ll forward the receipt to your email in a moment.

      Thank you for supporting the blog!
      Paul

  19. Hi Paul,

    This is Mark Crankshaw, the maker of the Crankshaw Sports Stats excel soccer replay. I have thought quite a bit about the improvements to the excel replay that you had suggested a while back. While I wasn’t able to incorporate those changes into an excel quick play, the result of all that “thought” was a replay soccer ‘dice and chart’ game. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a little “play testing”? The instructions and cards sets (2013-14 ELP and La Liga) are on my website (http://crankshaw-sports-stats.com/game.html). This is a work in progress, but it is finally at the stage where having someone else look at the game would be very beneficial.

    My long-term goal is to perhaps “reverse engineer” the ‘dice and card’ version back into excel such that there would be a quick play version as well as the ‘dice and card’ version (allowing a choice of how much time you want to spend on a particular match during the course of a season replay).

    Thanks and all the best to you!

    Mark

  20. Sorry about that, the correct link is: http://crankshaw-sports-stats.com/games.html

  21. Paul, why did you discontinue the magazine? I loved it.

    • Hey Matt, I’m glad you loved the magazine! It’s really encouraging to hear so many people say so many good things about it. It hasn’t been discontinued, I just had to put this issue on the backburner while I took on some other projects and took care of some other stuff in my life. The magazine WILL be back.

      Paul

  22. Paul, where are youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?

  23. Good morning, Paul! Not sure if I have messaged you before, but do you know of anyone who has the 1989-90 Senior Professional Baseball Association APBA set that was created by Brian Davis and sold by APBA a while back? I am new to APBA baseball, and would like it to be my first replay.

    Thank you very much for your time!

  24. Would it be possible to have black editable copy of the sworld cup brckets?

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