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I’ve used the APBA Football Master game to replay several seasons.  The Master game provides the “ebb and flow” of an actual contest and allows the “coach” the opportunity to deploy multiple personnel packages to mirror today’s game or the single platoon system of yesteryear. On numerous occasions, I’ve matched team records and have come extremely close to replicating team and individual statistics.

My purpose for creating this blog is to present my current and previous replays, offer “method of play” alternatives, share innovations, provide tools for evaluating individual cards, post links and informational tips to assist with preparing for and conducting season replays.     

For any APBA Football related questions, feel free to contact me at Oguard62@yahoo.com.       

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NFL Player of the Week (November 23)

AFL Player of the Week (23 November)

Audible against Blitzing Defense

For those of you who are familiar with my “Method of Play”, you know that my audible and blitz systems are dice driven and only occur on “situational” downs. Since I no longer abide by the APBA rule of allowing only one audible per quarter, the chances of an audible being called against a blitzing defense has greatly increased. I would like to explain exactly how I treat an inside/outside run, draw play and screen pass against the blitz on a called pass play.

Inside/Outside run

  • Use the offensive run index. If facing nickel or dime defense, raise index by one and add one-yard to any positive gain.
  • Read two lines above card number on boards.
    • If card number is 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 15 or 28 through 36, USE IT.
    • If card number is 24 through 27, use line 28.

Draw Play

  • Use the offensive run index. If facing nickel or dime defense, raise index by one, however, don’t add one-yard to any positive gain.
  • There will be no line change; however, you will add five-yards to any positive gain.
    • If card number is 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 15 or 28 through 36, USE IT.
    • If card number is 24 through 29, use line 30.

Screen Pass.

  • Use the offensive run index. If facing nickel or dime defense, raise index by one, however, don’t add one-yard to any positive gain.
  • There will be no line changes (i.e. two-line drop to see if pass was complete and then two-line raise or rules associated with the blitzing alternative that I use), however, you will add five-yards to any positive gain.
  • If using “Yards per Catch” innovation, use “yardage adjustment” to end result of play.
    • For example, receiver has a rating of S2-8 (-3), 31 and the board result is a ten-yard gain. You would add five-yards, subtract three yards resulting in a twelve-yard gain.
    • Limit receiver to actual long reception. Using above rating of S2-8 (-3), 31, receiver would be limited to a maximum gain of 31 yards.
  • Since APBA views a screen pass as a running play:
    • Intended receiver can never be double covered/keyed.
    • Ignore defense’s sack/interception ratings, if using this innovation.