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Old 05-12-2013, 12:25 AM  
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Sandbox football is gearing up - room for new owners.

Hi all,

For those of you who haven't participated, our Sandbox Simulations football game had a good initial test, and we're gearing up for Season Two now. We have some openings for new team owners, and the current leagues will be free forever since we're still beta testing.

The league works like this:

1. You get a team. Since we're in Season Two, you will be hired to run an existing team as coach/owner.
2. The teams currently have their end of year rosters from 2011, so you'll be able to do a fair bit of rebuilding. We'll hold the 2012 rookie draft and a veteran free agent acquisition, and then we'll conduct a season. You'll build a full 53-man roster.
3. The seasons are just like NFL football. You'll develop a general offensive and defensive philosophy and game plan for your team, and you'll deal with lineup shuffles as players get injured. Each week you'll get a play by play to see how your team fared.
4. The season is played on an accelerated basis so we should be done with it before the real NFL training camp starts. At that point we'll hold a 2013 rookie draft, and you'll be able to pick up veteran free agents over the course of the real NFL season.
5. Repeat as desired.

It's quite fun, actually, and the game engine works superbly. It's quite enjoyable to pull up the play by play and watch the game unfold, and to grumble as you have to shuffle lineups when injuries occur.

We'll be going commercial with the game at some point soon, but the two beta leagues will always be free. You'll be like George Halas with the Bears - at some point these franchises will be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.*

So if you're interested, let me know here and I'll assign you to a team. As with the real NFL, you don't have control over the team you inherit, so your challenge may be maintaining a powerhouse or more likely rebuilding a team that was managed poorly - you know, like the Chiefs.

* - Financial performance not guaranteed.


Here's the thread that started it all: http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=248221


If you want to play,

Those who want to play need to:

1. Post in this thread and we'll confirm whether a team is currently available.
2. Register on http://sandboxsimulations.com using the access code: 6Lanier3
3. Follow the registration procedure until you get to the screen where you select your team name. STOP HERE WITHOUT PICKING A TEAM NAME.
4. Once Rain Man assigns you a team, and you have completed through step 3, PM cdcox or post in this thread and cdcox will connect the existing team with your user account
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:55 AM   #136
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I'm registered and in a league, but I don't think this is ours...
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:01 AM   #137
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I'm registered and in a league, but I don't think this is ours...
I just assigned you to High Point.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:06 AM   #138
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I'm registered and in a league, but I don't think this is ours...
I see that you made your own High Point Knob Hills in League 4.

Go to Account Management => My Teams and see if you can log into High Point Knob Hills in League 1.

Let me know what you find out.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:13 AM   #139
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:24 AM   #140
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Is there any more openings? If so I'm interested...I'm game...
Sign up according to post 29 in this thread. Rain Man will assign you a team and then I'll connect you by tomorrow evening.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:30 AM   #141
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Sign up according to post 29 in this thread. Rain Man will assign you a team and then I'll connect you by tomorrow evening.
Cool will do...also can everything be accessed via mobile? I assumed yes but just wanted to make sure.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:01 AM   #142
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I see that you made your own High Point Knob Hills in League 4.

Go to Account Management => My Teams and see if you can log into High Point Knob Hills in League 1.

Let me know what you find out.
I'm good! Thanks man.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:44 AM   #143
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:12 AM   #144
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #145
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:42 AM   #146
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #147
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I've got you on the list and you'll get a team. I'm just trying to confirm a few of last year's players before I give away their team.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:32 AM   #148
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Question: should I go ahead and release players that didn't play in 2012? Or is there some reason not to?
2 words:

Ma'ake Kemoeatu

He didn't play in 2011, came into camp and won the starting gig in Baltimore as a NT. He ended up having a solid year and will be a nice rotational guy with Piouha in the middle of my defense. He was essentially found money.

That said, I still blasted 12 guys off my roster once the release feature went live. I may get burned here or there, but there is just so much dead weight on a lot of these teams.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:35 AM   #149
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Why can't I assign a position (lt) to okung?
If there is a position change, one of three things will happen.

1. It'll update automatically when cdcox uploads the most recent data.

2. If it doesn't, you can petition for a change. In a case where it's obvious, we'll make the change across all leagues at once. (Wait - I've got Okung in League 2 and he's shown as an LT. Are you talking about someone else?)

3. If you need to move a player out of his natural position, you can do so. There's a performance degradation that depends on the nature of the move. If you move a RG to LG, for example, the degradation is very mild. If you move a NT to FS, the degradation is quite large. You'll find that you need to do this during the season occasionally if injuries hit a position hard.

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Question: should I go ahead and release players that didn't play in 2012? Or is there some reason not to?
I cut a few players myself, but have been careful about it. If a player still has a chance of getting signed to a roster, it probably makes sense to keep him as long as possible if you're otherwise just emptying a roster spot. I had a couple of guys who didn't latch onto a team in 2012, but they're still young enough that they might get back into the league this year. If not, I'll cut them when I need to.

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After the draft, are we going to be able to try to pick up free agents? I have more holes in this team than draft picks.
Yep. After we do the rookie draft we'll have a free agent signing period where you pursue players who are not currently on teams. Since we had a delay, there are a few gems out there (Victor Cruz, anyone?) cdcox is working to get our permanent free agency system up and running, but if that doesn't work right now we'll do a draft.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #150
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Don't worry about this right now. You will be able to set positions in your lineup before we start simulations. Right now just focus on building your roster.
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