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Be sure you have read the
Official Game Rules and/or your computer system
meets the minimum requirements before playing your 1st game.
Establishing the QB order - The order that each player
will serve as the QB is determined by clicking on the
Begin New Drive/Change QB button. The player who is
dealt the PTD game card will serve as the QB first and
will need to establish the QB sequence for the remaining
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Starting the game - Click the Begin Game button to
take the field and officially start the game. This should be done about
prior to the kickoff of the actual live football game
Use of the LOTD Message Board
- Players can communicate with one another throughout
the game by utilizing this message board. This is a
great way to talk smack with your opponents during the
Role of the QB - The player designated as the QB for
the current drive needs to be occupying the “QB Hot
Seat” with their hand on the mouse ready to click
on the various QB related buttons on the LOTD Scoreboard
Dealing of the game cards - The game cards are
electronically dealt to each player prior to the start
of each drive by clicking on the Begin New Drive/Change
QB button. This should be done as soon as
possible to allow time for possible trades.
Trading game cards - Players can trade game cards
(QB is excluded) prior to the occurrence of involved scoring events by clicking the Make
Trade Offer button. This button
is used to send trade proposals and is
controlled by the QB for local players and is accessible
to each remote player.
Calling the audible - In games involving 1 or more
remote players, the QB needs to communicate which play of the drive the audible will
take place. This is done by clicking on the Pick Audible Play button and selecting the
desired play #. Ideally, this should be done before the 1st snap of the drive to give
everyone sufficient warning. The QB needs to click on
Make Selections button at the
conclusion of the play preceding the audible play to
start the timer and enter selection(s). Once the audible play has concluded,
the QB clicks on the Audible Result button to indicate if the audible play was a run or
pass so the audible points are awarded properly. The QB may elect not to call an audible
for that drive. Note, if a penalty occurs on a play that results in the play having to be
re-ran (i.e. down remains same), then that play is not counted for audible purposes.
Awarding game card points - The player serving as the
QB is responsible for clicking on the appropriate scoring event button, as certain live
game actions occur, to award game card points to the game card holders. The QB can click
on the Live Play by Play and/or LOTD Play by Play buttons for reference to make sure all
the proper game card points have been properly awarded to avoid a possible unsportsmanlike
penalty. The QB can also click on the Edit Score button to make scoring corrections, as
needed. It is strongly recommended to have a hard copy of the Game Card Scoring Cheat
Sheet handy for a quick reference while serving as the QB.
New drive change over process - Once the drive has
concluded and the QB has finished awarding the game card points, the Begin New Drive /
Change QB button is clicked to have the game cards re-dealt electronically and to rotate
the QB assignment to the next player in the rotation. This also will trigger a refresh of
the scoreboard totals accordingly.
Assessing Penalties - If a player detects that a
scoring discrepancy exists, then they can click the Challenge button to notify the GA /
QB. If it is determined that a scoring adjustment is in order, then the GA can click on
the Edit Score button to make the necessary correction. If it is determined that a scoring
error occurred during the previous drive, then the player who served as the QB and made
the error is accessed an unsportsmanlike penalty of minus 4 points. The GA does this by
clicking on the Assess Penalty button. Note, it is the GA’s responsibility to confirm and
Review of game play options - If you need to bring
up the selected game play options for review (i.e. confirm when game officially ends) or
to adjust the audible timers, you can click on the Options link in the Qtr. indicator box
next to the team names.
Taking over for an AWOL QB - If for some reason a
remote player assigned as the QB is not fulfilling their responsibilities (i.e. scoring)
during the current drive, the GA can click the QB AWOL button to gain access / control
of the QB related buttons.
Getting clarification of the rules - Anytime during
the game players have the option to click on the Rules button for reference. Players can
also click on the Help button for some additional assistance, if necessary.
Ending the game - Once the game has reached the
agreed upon end point, then the GA needs to click on the End Game button to have the
final results displayed / printed and submitted.