August 22, 2020

Red White & Blue Racin': vmod

This module offers a no-frills layout of the game board and die rollers.

Dealing with lots of cards is standard in most tabletop sports games. It has been a sticking point with me - handling the cards during game play and storing them between games.

My VASSAL mods for plaay games aim to make card handling easier and storage a non-issue. You can see my History Maker Baseball module here, with an extension holding all the player cards for one season.

RWBR doesn't have a large number of cards compared to baseball or hockey (only 50 to 60 drivers be season), but the cards do get moved around all the time during game play.

Download the RWBR module.

Here's a screen shot of the final standings in the Burger Hut 400 (part of the 2020 SCRAM season).

Please note that the module downloadable from Consim Comment includes only the 2014 World Stock Car season from the "free stuff" section of the plaay.com website. I've also scanned the cards for the 2020 SCRAM season and the 2000s Stars, but they are not included in the download out of respect for plaay.com copyright.

The module includes die rollers in the combinations needed for the game.

If you're interested in seeing my 2020 SCRAM standings, I wrote a PHP script to compile the race finishes and "lap" leaders. From what I've read on SCRAM history, there are no surprises as to this year's dominant drivers.

 

August 15, 2020

Gridiron Graph

A graphical method for recording football play-by-play using a VASSAL module.

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July 18, 2020

HMB Variant 66

Variant that I'm using with my History Maker Baseball replay of the 1970 Columbus Jets (International League). "66" means "six batters, six innings."

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June 15, 2020

Carrier Virtual Flipbook

Here's a web-app that takes the player step-by-step through CARRIER's intricate sequence of play. It  goes beyond existing CARRIER-assist utilities in that it also tracks Japanese sequence chits plus commitment and retirement levels.

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May 25, 2020

Air ops in Carrier

In Victory Games CARRIER the US plane-handling rules are confusing despite two full pages of text, a full page example, and reminders printed on the map. There are also inconsistencies between the rules, the Sequence of Play, and the Game Turn Flowchart.

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