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Issue #1 - August 2019 - 80 Pages

Sports Sim Magazine is a new periodical that will discuss new and existing sports simulation games. For sports fans who have played or still play games such as those created by the Strat-O-Matic game company, there has always been a draw to replaying your favorite teams, players, and seasons. From baseball to golf to pro wrestling, there still exists today a growing number of fans who want to play general manager or coach to some of the greats of eras past and present. Sports Sim Magazine will feature articles on fan replays, home brew creations, the pros and cons of specific games, game reviews, the history of sports simulation gaming, new game releases, statistical analysis, and gaming strategy. SSM will also feature new, basic games that can be played quickly and with your younger family members. Get a copy of Sports Sim Magazine and let the games begin!

Issue #2 - December 2019 - 144 Pages

This is the 2nd issue of Sports Sim Magazine, a new periodical that will discuss new and existing sports simulation games. For sports fans who have played or still play games such as those created by the Strat-O-Matic game company, there has always been a draw to replaying your favorite teams, players, and seasons. Sports Sim Magazine will feature articles on fan replays, homebrew creations, the pros and cons of specific games, game reviews, the history of sports simulation gaming, new game releases, statistical analysis, and gaming strategy. SSM will also feature new, basic games that can be played quickly and with your younger family members. Get a copy of Sports Sim Magazine and let the games begin!

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Issue #3 - April 2020 - 136 Pages

This is the 3rd issue of Sports Sim Magazine, a new periodical that will discuss new and existing sports simulation games. For sports fans who have played or still play games such as those created by the Strat-O-Matic game company, there has always been a draw to replaying your favorite teams, players, and seasons. In this issue, we look at 4th Street Software, Draft Day Pro Basketball, a new pro wrestling sim game, relief pitching in Strat-O-Matic baseball, Time Travel Baseball homebrews, Brian Flinn's scoresheet project, the role of leadership in sports sim creation, a 2008 NCAA Finals replay, Statis Pro Compatible Hockey, NFL receiver records, "What If" brackets for the 2020 NCAA postseason, and much more! Also included are more decathletes fro Tom McHugh, 2019 LSU and Clemson homebrewed Strat college football cards, and reader-submitted scoresheets. Let the games begin!

Issue #4 - Sept 2020 - 132 Pages

This is the fourth issue of Sports Sim Magazine, a new periodical that will discuss new and existing sports simulation games. For sports fans who have played or still play games such as those created by the Strat-O-Matic game company, there has always been a draw to replaying your favorite teams, players, and seasons. In this issue, Bruce Kish writes about the creation of Classic Golf and Jim Trunzo places the boxers from the Rocky film franchise into Title Bout II. Also included are articles on Random versus Realistic, the Lament of the Face-to-Face Gamer, Baseball Gaming With the 2020 Season, SOM's Power Ratings, Resurrecting Be A Manager Baseball, the Creation of Breakaway Football, Classic College Basketball, the 50/50 Conundrum, a Deep Dive Into Second Season Football, a Review of History Maker Golf, a Review of Regular Season Basketball, SOM's Extra Player Sets from 1969-1980, Card Creation for Time Travel Baseball, Replaying the 2020 Sports Seasons, Tributes to Tom Seaver & Lou Brock, a Review of Friday Night Legends Football, and a Review of the Olympic Gymnastics game from Roberto Chiavini. Also included are an interview with George Gerney of ASG Games and Harvey Couch's homebrewed Elite 8 from the 2011-2012 College Basketball Season.

Issue #5 - April 2021 - 160 Pages

This is the fifth issue of Sports Sim Magazine, a periodical focusing primarily on new and existing sports simulation games. For sports fans who have played or still play games such as those created by the Strat-O-Matic game company, there has always been a draw to replaying your favorite teams, players, and seasons. In this issue, game creators Marco Walter (Regular Season Basketball), Mark Cohen (Digital Diamond Baseball), Joe Bryan (SSG Basketball), and Brian Yonushonis (Statis Pro Compatible Basketball) introduce us to their own dream projects. Roberto Chavini Games has lent us the full version of A Dream to End All Dreams: A World Cup Football (Soccer) Game, printed ready-to-play in its entirety in this issue. Dave Gardner and Ron Juckett from the Digital to Dice Podcast contributed a total of three articles for issue #5 - Dave on Shoot-Out Hockey, Ron on upgrading to a desktop, and Dave again on the history of Digital to Dice. Zachary Browne takes a closer look at Bob Gibson's amazing 1968 Strat card. Kevin Burghardt looks at the gamer's dilemma - to buy or not to buy. John Nocero looks at the game Deadball. Allen Debus take us back to his own creation of Dice Action All-Star Baseball, a game that he has since retired, showing us what it is to have an idea and to turn it into a game. Cary Cardinale goes through the history of SOM's Old Timers and Past Season sets. And, once again, Harvey Couch contributes his own fan made cards, this time from the 2003 NCAA Elite 8. There are also some statistics thrown in, as per usual. Welcome to issue #5 of Sports Sim Magazine!

Issue #6 - July 2021 - 172 Pages

In the sixth issue of Sports Sim Magazine, Eric Simon analyzes whether there is a best practice for accurately carding baseball, David Arlington replays the “Fight of the Century” on five different boxing sims, and we have the scoop on Regular Season Basketball’s newest large-scale venture into the college game (with a free version of the rules and the 1982-93 Chaminade and Virginia team sheets). S.T. Patrick looks at how and why that Chaminade team’s stats were lost to history (and then found), Roberto Chiavini gives us the 2012 and 2014 World Cup soccer teams to supplement the game he offered us for free in the last issue, Keith Avallone of PLAAY details the company’s history. Dave Gardner argues that games deserve second chances and Ron Juckett instructs us to put that search for the holy grail game on the back burner. We also get updates on Strat’s 2020 baseball releases, Strat’s 2020 “Imagined” card set, 4th Street Software, Legends Games, and Statis Pro Compatible. Games profiled in this issue include History Maker Golf (Michael Webb), Bowl-O-Rama (Derek Jones), On-Deck Baseball (Ian Brooke), Fast Break NBA basketball (Rod Hess), and Minden Cricket (Darren Edwards). Replays include an NFL all-time greats tournament and the 1973-74 NBA basketball season.