Mark DerGarabedian Revised Boards

Mark DerGarabedian was kind enough to share his completed version of the APBA Football Basic boards.  The level of effort and attention to detail that was required to complete this project is extremely impressive.  Mark organized the play result boards by field position, it will be interesting comparing his “work of art” against the game company’s upcoming release of the retooled “Football” game.  Tremendous Job!!


Mark Dergarabedian’s Latest Refinements

Mark Dergarabedian is continuously refining his method of play and his “stadium-style” setup.  To streamline his process, he purchased additional colored dice and implemented a “one roll” method versus multiple.

  • The APBA red/white dice are used for play result
  • Blue dice determine Offense Index
  • Black dice determine Defense Index
  • Green dice identify the intended receiver

In addition, he improved his “stats template” and monitors draws and screen passes plays (4 per game) by annotating the “d” and “s” section.

DerGarabedian Files

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Mark Degarabedian “New Stadium”

Mark Degarabedian has upgraded the look and usability of his APBA Football stadium. The field is mounted (taped) to styrofoam making it much easier for the push pins to go in and out when marking the ball, etc. The ball currently is “Blue” (future plans to paint brown & white), first down marker is “Yellow”, original line of scrimmage (where the drive began) is identified in “Red” and he uses “Green” for penalties. Mark has incorporated down and distance, offense and defense sets (A, B, C vs D,S,G), Play Clock, spots to put the Away and Home cards, and the plays onto one sheet. He attached the Floating Index, Fletch 67 and locator boards (PRR) to cardboard to sit “up” much higher eliminating the need to look down as much. He also added the logo’s of all the NFL teams for a nice touch.  

For those interested in replicating his setup, he provided the following in attached document:  Combo, Combo 2, Clock, Score, Field, Template (to key the lineup), Special Teams, and Indexes.  apba football combined

Mark DerGarbedian “APBA Football” Files

Mark DerGaredian was nice enough to share his APBA Football setup and method of play with me.  He provided an excel file with 19 tabs covering a wide array of topics ranging from Fletch67, floating offensive index, PRR tables, files to recreate his stadium setup and his on-going project of recreating the basic boards onto excel.  He was even nice enough to create a “Special Team” roster template using my methodology from previous posts. My favorite file was his “Individual Team” roster file for displaying starting offensive and defensive lineups and capturing statistics.  He provided templates for use and provided a couple of examples (1962 Green Bay Packers and 1992 Dallas Cowboys).  It appears that he is implementing a “Home-Field” advantage index during his replays.   Hopefully, he will provide feedback regarding this innovation and provide final product of completed boards.

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