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josta59 Inactive Member16 Nov 2016 2:36 p.m. PST

I found someone else's miniatures rules, but they were just a dice game. So I added concepts from the old Football Strategy board game and came up with something totally new. It fits on two pages and includes rules for solo play. I've been playtesting it today, and I love it.

I'd love any feedback.


zoneofcontrol Inactive Member16 Nov 2016 8:54 p.m. PST

I saw the original version of this when it was posted on TMP a couple of years ago. I downloaded it and played it on my old Avalon Hill "Paydirt" game board.

I too tinkered around with it to adjust some things but you have done a much better job of it than I did. My only problem with the whole thing was the randomness of using a straight d6/8/10 for some of the results. For example, I kept coming up with a lot more fumbles than would be normal in a real football game. My thought was that using pairs of dice to weight the results more toward some numbers and away from other may reduce some of the less common results.

Again, I really like what you have done with it and will print it and play around with it.

For anyone looking for a printable game board and parts, you can look at Darrin Hunter's Red-Zone Paydirt site as well as the Paydirt listing on BoardgameGeek. The second one also has rules for playing a solo version of Paydirt.

Thanks for sharing.

josta59 Inactive Member17 Nov 2016 1:45 p.m. PST

Cool, thanks for your feedback! I've been having a lot of fumbles too, so adjustments can certainly be made.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member17 Nov 2016 3:41 p.m. PST

I'll gladly study your opus. What figures?

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member17 Nov 2016 5:36 p.m. PST

I was thinking that a change from d6/8/10 to 2d4/6/8 may help. I am not a dice mathematician but I think you get a larger likelihood to roll in the mid-range and a lesser chance at low and high results. Putting the fumble at either end (or close to it) and using a range of results from the middle numbers may help.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member17 Nov 2016 5:38 p.m. PST

I don't know who if anyone makes American Football figures. You might do well to pick up an old electric football set on E bay or some such place.

josta59 Inactive Member18 Nov 2016 7:54 a.m. PST

Smokey, I wasn't thinking well when I said this is a miniatures game. I think it would be a lot more fun without them. I'm barely even using a field when I play solo, though it does come in handy when a team has crossed the 50-yard line and the math gets too hard!

zone, I came up with a good fix in the middle of the night. Check the link again for my updates. It's harder to fumble now, so it should play even more realistically. It's also easier to lose yardage, which the original rules didn't even have a mechanism for.

Thanks again for your feedback and suggestions.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member18 Nov 2016 10:09 a.m. PST

Looks good. I like the adjustments. I'll give it a whirl.

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