Intro to Oguard62’s “Locator”

Oguard62 Locators

For those of you who enjoy using the “offensive index finder system” at the back of the Master game booklet and “Fletch67” to determine the defensive alignment for each play when playing solo this spreadsheet might be of interest to you. It also incorporates the “situational down and distance” chart from my “Method of Play” presentation for use during situational downs. The only preparation required, is entering each team’s “Fletch67” rating in “Input” tab. At the beginning of each series, just type in the offensive index point differential in appropriate cells and with one click you will instantly have this information. I have created several additional dice rolls to prevent having to reroll for identifying runner or intended receiver, blitzes, audibles, interceptions, fumbles or when used with innovations that require additional dice rolls. Now the only time you have to actually roll the dice is to determine the play result.

For additional information regarding this spreadsheet, please, refer to my “Visual Tutorial” presentation. In addition, this video addresses a common error committed by solo players in the passing game.

As I mention in the video, this spreadsheet was created by my close friend, Mark Zarb.


Automated APBA Football Locator Boards

Mr. Brian Davis with the assistance of Mr. Tony Betros created automated “Locator Boards” to rapidly identify the offensive index and intended receiver or defender who logged the sack or interception.  I’ve used their tremendous innovaton to complete several of my season replays in years past and have “tailored” it to meet my needs.  Now with one press of the F9 key (dice rolls), the replayer is able to determine the following:

  • Fletch67 defensive alignment for nuetral downs
  • Defensive alignment for situational downs
  • Keying a runner or double covering a receiver
  • Blitz
  • Match-up (Discussion point for another day)

I’ve since gone back to the dice (see “Method of Play”) but this a great way to play also.  The attached file is from my 1981 NFL replay (Zarb set) and I hope that you find it useful. I recommend reading the “Read Me” tab to see Brian’s instructions for using this great innovation.  

automated Football locators-1981