About FastScore Football Replay
In 2004, I
set out to design a quick play game that would generate the score of a football
game with a few rolls of the dice. The task was clear; I wanted to design a game
that incorporated ease of play, a simple ratings system and simple charts. I
realize that we all play these games to relax, so I wanted to avoid any system
that required complicated mental gymnastics.
I feel the current version of Fastscore Football meets and exceeds these goals.
While the basic ratings system was developed in 2004, over the past few years
I’ve been working on perfecting the ratings methodology, and I gradually
developed a series of spreadsheets that fine-tune the accuracy of the ratings.
This programming allows hundreds of simulated seasons to be run, ensuring the
accuracy of each Fastscore season while factoring in each team’s strength of
the ratings seem simple, there is a great deal of background information packed
into each rating. This game uniquely takes 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- thus adding points to the board with field goals more frequently
than touchdowns. Others may rarely score but efficiently march into the endzone-
thus scoring more touchdowns than field goals. Additionally, offensive and
defensive strengths in the running and passing game are reflected in the ratings
and will influence the score of the game. For example, teams with strong
defenses against the run will more effectively shut down teams that rely on the
running game. And in close games, give your team a fighting chance by going for
a 2-pt conversion!
Fastscore football, teams will perform similarly to their real-life stats in
points for and against, touchdowns for and against, field goals for and against,
and most importantly, their win-loss record. These stats are fine-tuned to a
250-season average typically within 10 points of actual, and within 2 TDs and
FGs of actual. Strength of schedule is factored into the ratings to ensure the
utmost in accuracy.
And the best part: we’ve included the as-played schedule for each season! And we
didn’t stop there- we know that your time is valuable, so we’ve calculated the
final team ratings for each game on the schedule- taking into account home field
advantage and the run/pass ratings- so you don’t have to do the calculations
yourself. Just sit back, roll the dice and mark down the score of the game.
Fastscore Football is played using two differently colored 6-sided dice. Each
team has seven ratings representing offensive and defensive abilities and a
clutch rating. Better ratings are color coded in
while worse ratings are color coded in
red. Higher offense ratings represent teams with punishing offenses.
Lower defense ratings represent teams that effectively shut down their
play Fastscore as a stand-alone game, you can finish a season replay in a few
hours! You can also use Fastscore Football as a complement to detailed, play by
play games like Second Season Football. If you are enjoying a single team
replay, play your favorite team’s games with your favorite football game while
playing out the other games on the schedule with Fastscore, and see how your
team is doing in the standings! A week’s worth of games can be completed in less
than 15 minutes! Remember, we’ve done all the legwork by performing all of the
calculations for you!
Fastscore offers great value for the gamer. Each Fastscore set includes multiple
seasons for one low price! We intend to rate every season from current day to
the seasons of yesteryear.
of the game
Team Ratings Chart
As-Played Schedule with pre-calculated game ratings for each team
your favorite beverage, take out Fastscore Football and play out a season replay
of your favorite season. You’ll see Fastscore Football teams perform similar to
their real-life counterparts. And you’ll finish so quickly, you might decide to
replay the season again and again!