This is something that I was thinking of doing a couple of years back.

I came across a pair of ticket stubs from a Giants game from 43 years ago.  Since I just happen to have the MLB season set from that year, I decided to replay this game.

Final from Candlestick Park:

2-5, run scored, 5 RBI, HR

I plan to do this more often, as I come across ticket stubs around the house.

Stay tuned!

Mistakes, I’ve made a few…

Reading the rules for Techno Bowl revealed that I made a few errors when attempting to run the play as shown in the previous post.

There were more than a few die modifiers that I missed.

#77 should have tackled #7, not block him, as he chased him down field.

There’s some movement adjustments that were missed.

But at least I got the passing thing down!

I’ll try an actual game soon.

Stay tuned!

Techno Bowl: First Play Impresssions

I watched this video, skimmed the rules, and tried to play a set of downs this morning.

It plays VERY much like Blood Bowl, with a few rules changed or added.  And it’s a lot of fun, even solo.  The cards make solo play feasible.

This was the field of play when I setup the game last night:

And this is how it looked this morning, when I had to leave for work:

Yes, this is a custom playmat field that I picked up for my team.

On the left side, Bighorns #6 was knocked down by Reapers #41 in the endzone,  but before he did, he managed to complete a pass to Bighorns #7, on the right side of the field, who is being chased down by Reapers #77.


I think I should just orient all the players so the numbers face me, like a video game.

My initial impression of this game is that I like it.

I’ll finish off this playthrough when I get home from work.

Stay tuned!

1974: John D’Acquisto, Game 6

May 4th, 1974

Welcome to Parc Jarry!

A head-to-head match up between two rookies…

Final from Parc Jarry:

The Giants’ bats come alive as D’Acquisto goes 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, with a pair of strikeouts, for the win.

D’Acquisto: win, record now 3-2 (actual result: loss, record: 2-2)

Next game: May 8, 1974: John D’Acquisto vs. Jon Matlack @ Shea Stadium

Stay tuned!

4 Years Ago

According to Facebook, today is the anniversary of the day that I received PLAAY Games’  History Maker Baseball in the mail.

That game, in addition to Strat-O-Matic Baseball, set me on my current hobby of table top sports.

I suppose I’ll pull that one out and play a game or two of the 1974 John D’Acquisto rookie season replay.

Stay tuned!