About FastScore Football Replay
Football was created in the early 2000's as a quick play game designed to
generate the score
of a football game with a few rolls of the dice, allowing the player to watch a
game unfold quarter by quarter.
and highlighting how the team scored by touchdowns, field goals or other rarer
It was a pioneering concept that spawned a revolution in quick play football
improves on the basic concept by keeping the same quality rating system and game
but adding an
optional faster play single
that plays more than twice as fast as the standard game system.
Each team's personality is baked into the ratings, taking into account the
offensive and defensive styles
of each team by separating scoring frequency and scoring ability.
For example, some teams may score frequently, but fail to execute in the red
zone, adding points to the board with field goals more often than touchdowns.
Others may rarely score but efficiently march into the endzone, scoring more
touchdowns than field goals. With Fastscore Football, teams will perform
similarly to their
actual points, TDs, and FGs (both scored and allowed) and team wins.
This can be used as a supplement to other football games, allowing you to
other games in a single team replay scenario, or could be used as a standalone
game to replay full seasons.
If you donít have enough time for a full game, you could use Fastscore Football
to generate the score at the end of 3 quarters and play the last quarter using
your favorite play-by-play game.
Each season comes with an as-played schedule with all ratings pre-calculated for
So all you need to do is sit down and start playing!
Fastscore Football is played using two pages of charts and two differently
dice. Each team has four ratings- the Offensive and Defensive scoring ratings
(OFF and DEF)
determine the number of times the team scores per quarter; the higher the OFF
more potent the offense. Likewise, lower DEF ratings represent better defenses.
The Offensive and Defensive
Red Zone ratings influence whether a touchdown or field goal is scored. Higher
Red Zone ratings
produce more touchdowns than field goals, while lower Red Zone ratings will
often result in field goals.
ACCURACY OF GAME
Every season of Fastscore Football is painstakingly calculated in a two-step
process. First, the raw stats are
converted into ratings based on a standard spreadsheet that takes into account
the number of scoring drives,
TDs, FGs and safeties specific to that season. Then the ratings are tweaked
through thousands of simulations
that adjust for the actual opponents and the strength of schedule. In this
process, as many as half of
the original ratings are adjusted for greater accuracy. After this process is
completed, the average scoring
drives, points, TDs and FGs (both for and against) fall within 5% of actual
On any given Sunday, any team could win. Likewise, in any given replay, dice
"a mind of their own". But you are recreating history in these games, so enjoy
events that take place as you recreate your favorite season.
Enjoy the game!
FASTER PLAY RULES
for New Single Die Option in Second Edition
While the original two dice method provides the best representation of team
performance, the single die method is
painstakingly calculated to ensure accurate game outcomes, so rest assured that
option you choose will realistically simulate a teamís performance in points
scored, points against, and team wins.
I have found that the single die option plays more than twice as fast as the
original option without sacrificing
realistic team performance. And you can jump from one method to another within
the season replay without
affecting the accuracy of the results. I am pleased to share this innovation
with you and further improve
Fastscore Football beyond the original version created more than 15 years ago.
How to play using the single die option
In the standard Fastscore Football game, you roll two dice to determine the
number of scoring drives
for each team per quarter, then roll two dice for each scoring drive to
determine the outcome (TD, FG, etc).
This new option is a faster play version that uses a single die to determine the
number of scoring drives in a
quarter and a second die to determine the result of the scoring drives. You can
choose whether to use a
6-sided die or a 10-sided die. To use this option, you will need four dice that
differ in appearance
(such as 4 different colors, different sizes, or a mix of dice that have numbers