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  1. jer_33

    NES RBI Online Tournament

    Mark me down for tourney and exis.
  2. I would add Aqualizard and Brutus to the list as well. But yes, if added to the list I would vote for Halifax for all of his tournaments involvement and fantastic social media presence.
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    Simulation Hockey League

    I've seen this and similar leagues before - just never been that interested in the daily activity requirements. Always liked the Sim GM games, where you act as GM/coach signing and trading players. Started with one called SIMHL, totally addicting. The site is still around, but has been hilariously locked on the same rosters and players from the early 2000's. Recently, I've been playing . It's a good sim, that let's you play out entire seasons in about 30mins. No NHL licence, the teams/players are all fictional. You get to select your team (easy/med/hard all based on your city's population), and randomly assigned a group of players. You get to decide whether to add to it, or tear it down. Free agents, rookie drafts it's all there, super fun.
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    Et Tu Brute Deuce IS OVER!

    WTG Brutus, and thanks for running the league! Love WBF leagues, and thought the draft was unique.
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    Coach Profiles

    I guess I just assumed that there would be one from @aqualizard?!?
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    Fall/Winter '18 SNES Team Selection Draft

    Wow, lucky draw. I'll take Super Mario's Penguins.
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    Goals after Whistle

    Yep, honorary Canadian. Give him his Tim Hortons travel mug, two-four of Molson Canadian, and the Trailer Park Boys DVD set. If he gets past the 6 month probationary period, he'll get his Shania Twain fan-club membership and top secret poutine recipe.
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    NHL Hockey (94) DOS Solitaire League

    One thing I always tried when playing against the CPU (NHL94 and 95) was to avoid using speed-burst. It's the biggest advantage you have over the CPU. Forces you to play better positionally.
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    2018 Classic Fall League

    I know I've signed up for GENS, can you also mark me down for SNES (preferrably in a 'B' league, unless you are running it as one league).
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    NHL Hockey (DOS)

    I've told this story before.. but there was a computer shop growing up that used to rent PC games, you signed an agreement to uninstall/delete when you returned the game. It was a real chore to install these games back then - 8-10 floppy disks needed to be swapped in order to install. Here's the PC requirements at the time:
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    Goals after Whistle

    In tournament play, couldn't you just "not count" the glitch goal in the final reported score? I wouldn't waste the gametime for a freebie. This is also where the game should be paused, and a decision made by a ref/judge. No one player should decide how to proceed.
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    Goals after Whistle

    Good sportsmanship should always prevail, if you didn't earn the goal - you should give it back. This should be the way it is played in league or tournament play IMO. If you are playing exis, or just for fun - if you plan to play any other way (any goal counts), it should be agreed to beforehand ie. House Rules.
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    NHL Hockey (DOS)

    I want a documentary!
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    NHL Hockey (DOS)

    Just wait until you figure out how to create retro leagues on NHL94PC, or figure out how to re-create the jerseys with a better palette of colours and actual logos!
  15. Hotel breakfast was pretty standard. Unless there is a kitchen/dining room attached, the food is prepackaged and reheated in a microwave.
  16. I can vouch that the Hotel J was a quality hotel (and was very reasonably priced to boot), and there is a McD's basically across the parking lot. Also, when @Edge of 94' WI says the Edge VR Arcade is a 2 minute walk, I'd say that's pretty generous. It's 2 doors down from the hotel, and would take you longer to drive than to walk. Was a great tournament last year. Fun group in GB, and Troy is an excellent host. There, Troy now owes me a beer.
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    Tournament Format

    I remember it like it was yesterday. Get your game on TomKabs, NHL94 tournament next summer somewhere around Oakville - and then an NHL95 tourney in Toronto 2020.
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    NHL95PC, Dosbox Howto

    I use a program called xpadder, it maps the keyboard presses to your controller buttons. Takes a little setup, but not too bad
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    Tournament Format

    You need a reasonable entry fee for a few good reasons: It weeds out no-shows It tempts high-end players to travel/attend Too high, and you won't get mid-tier players As for a consolation tournament, or B-side. I don't think this should be the responsibility of the tournament organizers. However, if there are a few guys willing to volunteer their time, and the organizer is willing to allow the use of the equipment - I don't see an issue. As for not getting enough games - I didn't find any issue finding games, side games, 2v2, whatever at either of the tournaments I attended. Tournament play is fun, but the games that happen the day before, night of, day after are just as fun. Jer
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    2018 Classic Fall League

    @kingraph still needs to sign-up. @CoachMac too. I'd like to test both GENS/SNES on Retroarch - if it's simple enough, I would consider signing up for both systems.
  21. Just finished Roenick's biography this week, it was a quick read and is written exactly as you'd expect (including every appropriate or inappropriate f-bomb). He talks about growing up in Boston, his 15 minutes of college education, his rookie season in Chicago, and his career through Phoenix, Philadelphia and San Jose. He has good things to say about Tony Amonte, Mike Modano, and every goon that ever played on his teams. He even talks about the respect he felt for Derian Hatcher who broke his jaw with an elbow. He has bad things to say about Roman Chechmanek, Robert Reichel and Patrick Marleau - all of whom he considered gutless and non-playoff performers. He also has an entire chapter on the debacle that was the Wayne Gretzky led Coyotes. There are stories about the Olympic teams, including the infamous trashed hotel room. Stories of high-stakes team poker games, tips on sneaking into a hotel after curfew, and lots of chatter about the many coaches and captains that made him an impact player. Most surprising was the amount of respect he still gives Mike Keenan, but he insists that he understood what Keenan was trying to do - and credits him with molding him into an NHL star. I found my copy in the Bargain Books section for $6, which is roughly what I would have paid in late fees from the library. I would rate this book 3/5 hockey scars for literary achievement, but 6/5 scars for entertainment - as I said, exactly what you'd expect from Jeremy Roenick. Lots of pages to review on Google Books: [book preview]
  22. He does mention it, as he is quite proud of being a video game celebrity. Became friends with Vince Vaughn because of it. @smozoma his dislike for Reichel was because he asked for his season-end physical before a game 7 - so that in case the team lost, he could fly home.