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RECENT Newsletter Features
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- Goosen vs. Leonard, HISTORY MAKER GOLF Feature Match
- SECOND SEASON Football "Emergency Player" Fill-In Ratings
- Rating "FitzMagic" for SECOND SEASON
- Looking Ahead: The NEXT Generation of PLAAY Games!
- FAB FINISH FOOTBALL: Now updated to include COLD SNAP Canadian Pro Football
- TRY IT: 3-on-3 Hockey Pages for HOCKEY BLAST
- Rob Merino's Points-Buy System for RED WHITE & BLUE RACIN'
- PLAAY Gamer Profiles: Gamers Talking About Games!
- Ron Kalmoe's Base Running Innovations for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL
- "Football Re-Imagined" for SECOND SEASON Pro Football Game
- Joe Pritchard's "What-If" Big League Historical Scenarios for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL
- Nigel Collier's Hard Count option for SECOND SEASON Pro Football
- 2017: PLAAY Games' Year In-Review
- 2017 Top Ten Lists
- Tim Chandler's SOCCER BLAST Chip Ideas
- 2018 Live Events Schedule, Including the first-ever PLAAY-Dot-CON!
- Home-Brewed Infield Shift Idea for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL
- Download and Print Box SIDE Labels for PLAAY Games!
- FREE: Sam Snead's Celebrity Golf '60 for HISTORY MAKER GOLF
- 1957 Denver AFL SECOND SEASON Play-Through Results
- Glenn Guzzo's 1979-80 Flyers season with HOCKEY BLAST
- Charlie Sacheli's '62 "Amazin'" Mets Season with HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL
- Optional Advanced Fielding-Running-Pitching Enhancements for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL
- Community Spotlight: Bruce McFarlane's 1972 USSR vs. Canada HOCKEY BLAST Series
- Long-Time FTF Football League Joins SECOND SEASON!
- In Defense of the (HMB) 2-6-6 Roll!
- Recap of HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL Presentation at SABR 47, New York City, 7/1/2017
- The POWER of Play!
- Joe Pritchard's Arena Football variant for SECOND SEASON.
- Chip Usage Strategies for HISTORY MAKER GOLF
- Mark Zigler's SECOND SEASON Team Creation Hints
- Creating Special, Unusual, Rare Results for PLAAY Games
- What Will Be the Next PLAAY Game?
- PLAAY Gamer E-mails
- Hockey Blast Keeps Pace with Pro Rules Changes
- A Different Way to do HMB Intangibles!
- Remembering Fran Larkin, 1947-2016
- Cool home-brewed HOCKEY BLAST Strategy Ideas
- Judy Krauss' Old-School Pitching, House Rules for HMB
- New home-brewed Match Ideas for FACE TO THE MAT
- HMB Baserunning Changes for 2016
- New "Hail Mary" and "End of Game Chaos" Plays for SECOND SEASON!
- Make-Your-Own Line Holders for HOCKEY BLAST!
- Frankly Speaking: Frank Albidone's Review of HOCKEY BLAST FAQ's and House Rules.
- Faux Sports for your Tabletop: GridZone, Rollerball, Torch Sport!
- Home Brewed Strategy Expansions for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL and SOCCER BLAST.
- Gamer Guide to Substitutions in SECOND SEASON.
- Manager Strategy Card User Guide for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL.
- A Small Chart Change for SOCCER BLAST...
- Five Tips for Setting Up Your Fictional HMB Baseball League.
- Adding more Corner Kicks for SOCCER BLAST.
- Player Profiles for SECOND SEASON's 1957 AFL Denver and Boston teams.
- From the PLAAY Games Lab: Generic Finder Columns for SECOND SEASON fictional and team sheet teams.
- Plugging in Delta and Sigma Ratings for HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL.
- NBC's "Million Dollar Celebrity Roller Challenge" Returns!
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- Chip Usage Strategies for SOCCER BLAST.
- Adapting LACROSSE BLAST for the Field, Collegiate Game.