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Pen & Paper Football is football without the commercials, endless merchandizing and prison sentences. A few dice and some paper is all you need to simulate an American football game. Just find some friends (or play solo), roll up some teams and pit them against each other in League Play, which requires eight simple dice rolls to play a game, or in Head-to-Head play, which simulates a game play-by-play.

P&PF has all the rules you need to play a whole season of football, with rules for passing, running, kicking, penalties, injuries and even off-season rules for team development. There are dozens of sample teams you can use and handy record sheets for teams, leagues and games.

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David B August 02, 2018 7:18 pm UTC
In reference to the Team Record Sheet and the League Record Sheet, does anybody know what the "PF" and "PA" columns refer to?
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matt D August 02, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
PF - Points For
PA - Points Against

That's my edumacated guess.
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christopher M February 22, 2018 5:34 am UTC
I love the idea of this, had to purchase it!! I would love to see this publisher use this “system” to make more sports Roleplaying games!
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Dan G January 03, 2018 2:04 am UTC
is there a professionally printed version available anywhere or just the PDF book?
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James L March 05, 2018 4:31 pm UTC
John has his games in print on Lulu.
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Beau C November 11, 2017 7:15 pm UTC
John! Great game!

Referring to the Income section of the rules: I noticed that in the example you wrote for the Off-Season on page 25 you reference a die roll to multiply the base income amount... but I didn't see that under the Income rules.

Am I missing something?

Thanks for the fun!

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Jeffrey B June 05, 2017 12:16 pm UTC
Really enjoying this game. While the "eight die rolls" to determine the outcome of a game may sound simplistic, it is surprisingly addictive, particularly when you combine it with the off-season rules. The market rules are simple to follow but I find them to be extremely elegant. The one question I had about the game are the aging rolls. Rolling a D6 each year seems excessive for againg, considering that most teams at best only get one to two improvement rolls per year. I've only played a couple of years so far so I haven't seen if this is really an issue or not. Maybe finding star players makes up for the aging losses.
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