I just realized that I did not purchase the quick play football games that I usually get for the college bowl games, or the NFL playoffs.

I simply no longer have time (or interest?) to play those quick-play games.

I’d rather play full games of football, which currently take longer than the time I can invest into playing.

To be honest, I’m close to paring down the number of games (sports and others) that I currently own.


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!

The Autumn Wind to Vegas

I have never, ever been a Raider Fan.  Becoming a Broncos fan in high school made that an impossibility.

I’ve rooted for some of their players, like Bo Jackson and Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott.

I like their theme song from NFL Films.  I think they’re the only team to have a theme song from NFL Films.

But I’ve had a dislike, bordering on hatred, for the Raiders for as long as I can remember.

That said, I am genuinely sad that they are moving to Las Vegas.  Screw the fans.  The business of businesses is to make money, and that’s exactly why they’re being moved.

I remember how upset folks were around here when they first moved to Los Angeles.  The simple fact that they were a Los Angeles team probably added to my lifelong animosity toward the team.

When they moved back, not everyone up here in NorCal welcomed them back.  Most of the folks I knew did, but there were a handful who had a feeling that this would happen again.

And it did.

This is why people have trust issues.

All joking aside, I feel bad for the Oakland Raiders’ fans, especially the ones who now see their team leave home for a second time.  The San Francisco Giants almost moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, after 1992, but didn’t, but I remember how gut wrenching that felt at the end of that season.

And with the Golden State Warriors moving to San Francisco in a couple of years, Oakland will be left with the A’s, unless they end up moving as well.