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Old 05-11-2013, 11:25 PM  
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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 05-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #16
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Well...it's the same. That's something we'll work on. But your team needs you to defend its division title!
Are the menus set to expand only on roll over? When I touch them, they expand and instantly disappear. It's impossible for me to go anywhere but the index.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:11 AM   #17
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Are the menus set to expand only on roll over? When I touch them, they expand and instantly disappear. It's impossible for me to go anywhere but the index.
Yeah, the site sucks on mobile. If there are easy tweaks i might try to implement them, but it might be a while before it runs smoothly on mobile (ie builing an app).
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:25 AM   #18
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A little better than my team how do I take control?
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:28 AM   #19
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Hmmm....I think I'll have a go at this thing! I mean it really doesn't seem like Rocket Science.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:34 AM   #20
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Hmmm....I think I'll have a go at this thing! I mean it really doesn't seem like Rocket Science.
PM sent. If Rain Man doesn't assign you a team, I'll do it tomorrow.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:44 AM   #21
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You're good to go. You can access your teams through:

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Thanks have my drafts ready to go for both teams.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:54 AM   #22
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Hmmm....I think I'll have a go at this thing! I mean it really doesn't seem like Rocket Science.
I pm'ed you and cdcox. You have the Independence Jokers, a fine team with a storied history.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:48 AM   #23
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:50 AM   #24
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Cool. You have a nice turnaround team in League 2, the Aurora Borealis. It was strong, but the previous owner's strategy of never punting didn't quite pay off. They were 3-13 last year, but are actually a pretty talented team.
Sounds like my real-world team with Chip Kelly at the helm...
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Yeah, the site sucks on mobile. If there are easy tweaks i might try to implement them, but it might be a while before it runs smoothly on mobile (ie builing an app).
I just need links to all the important parts of the site. Whether they're accessible somewhere on the index page that I can click on, or even just posted on a thread on here.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #29
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Those who want to play need to:

1. Post in this thread
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 me or post in this thread and I will connect the existing team with your user account.
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