Technical Difficulties
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Posted by Paul Dylan on October 1, 2014 | Short Link

If you have purchased the Fall Issue of the OneForFive.com Print Edition, I am very sorry to tell you that I’ve run into a small technical difficulty, and delivery of your PDF copy is delayed until later tonight. I was hoping to have it out around 6am PST today, but it looks like it will be closer to 9 or 10pm tonight. Again, I’m very sorry for the delay.

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DO NOT ADJUST YOUR DIAL

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR DIAL

Barry Bonds Admits to Glassing
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Posted by Paul Dylan on September 30, 2014 | Short Link

Would his Strat-O-Matic card have been even better if he’d had these bionic eyes?

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FIRST LOOK: OneForFive.com Print Edition – Issue Two
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Posted by Paul Dylan on September 26, 2014 | Short Link

If you’ve subscribed to the Print Edition, your PDF copy of the magazine will hit your email inbox on the morning of October 1st (that’s next Wednesday).

Hard copies of the magazine will go out in the mail on October 1st, to start hitting mailboxes around the 3rd.

BUY IT NOW!

Volume 1, Number 2 of OneForFive.com Print Edition will focus on football games

Volume 1, Number 2 of OneForFive.com Print Edition will focus on football games

1985 Pat Clements Basic
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Posted by Paul Dylan on September 24, 2014 | Short Link

This is the infamous and obscure 1985 Pat Clements card. I only have a pic of the basic side, unfortunately. I yoinked this pic from an eBay auction that’s up currently (link here) with the 1985 Strat-O-Matic extra players set for sale.

This card was mistakenly not included in the set that was released in 86, but Strat-O-Matic Games provided it to anyone who wrote a letter to the company and asked for it. Because of the circumstances, very few of these cards ever went into circulation.

Pat Clements 1985 Basic

Anybody have a picture of the advanced side that they’d like to share? Email me! paul@oneforfive.com

Happy Birthday to the Ultimate Strat-O-Matic Fanatic
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Posted by Paul Dylan on September 22, 2014 | Short Link

In early 2011, in honor of their 50th anniversary, Strat-O-Matic Games announced a search for the “Ultimate Strat-O-Matic Fanatic.”

Brett Carow of Farmington, Minnesota earned the crown with an impressive gaming resume. From Strat-O-Matic’s official Press Release:

Brett’s Strat-O resume is quite impressive: over 10,700 baseball games played in 20+ years. In addition to sleeping through prom to participate in an overnight Strat-O Fest, Brett played Strat-O throughout the course of his honeymoon and regularly skipped college classes to come to Opening Day. The ‘icing on the cake’: his wife scanned a 1941 Ted Williams Strat-O card onto a cake to honor his 10,000th game played.

Carow further enhanced his “Strat-O-Resume” in July of 2012, when he and fellow Strat-O-Matic Fanatic Sam Henneman played 61 hours and 2 minutes of consecutive Strat-O-Matic Baseball. The stunt was recorded by Guinness as the World Record for longest board gaming marathon.

Here is Brett holding the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, where his entry is on page 115:

Brett Carow with the 2015 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.  Brett holds the record for "longest boargaming marathon" which he broke by playing Strat-O-Matic baseball for 61 hours and 2 minutes.

Brett Carow with the 2015 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Brett holds the record for “longest boargaming marathon” which he broke by playing Strat-O-Matic baseball for 61 hours and 2 minutes.

From the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, page 115

From the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, page 115

Hope you have a great birthday, Brett! May all your d20 rolls come up 1 when you want it, 20 when you don’t.

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