Play Strat-o-matic baseball online.
Very easy and the purest way to play without being face to face.
Save travel expenses and hotel expenses.
Play the top players to improve your game.
All you need is an account with SKYPE which is free.
A microphone and the cards.
You will use Purestrats draft site to draft your team. Easy to use and it even emails you notification of every pick made. You will use the online dice roller and you can retrieve all of the dice rolling statistics so you can feel comfortable with the variance of the dice rolls. We have been tracking the rolls for thousands of games and we are amazed at the accuracy of the results.
This is how the game play works. You and your opponent will both be logged into Skype and simply call one another.
One player creates the game on the dice roller and the other joins.
You each are required to have pulled your opponents teams cards. Since you knew the opponents rotation you should have had a good idea of your lineup already. This experience is very close to being face to face. With the dice roller being as pure as it is. There is very little room for complaint.
You will be required to play 1 series every 3 days at the minimum. The series are 4 game series and take 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete. They have been completed quicker and this is how it is done. Long before you sit down at your computer you will have received your opponents pitching rotation and you can have your lineups written down. Some guys send their lineups through email also prior to playing so the opponent can have them prepared when they log onto Skype and the dice roller.
As for how competitive the tournaments are. They are very competitive since you and your opponent have plenty of time to scout your opponents team you should easily be able to find any weaknesses in a team and expose them when playing. When we play in a face to face tournament at a hotel anywhere. The draft begins at 8am and lasts until 11:30 am or so. Then you pull cards and get some lunch. Then you begin playing usually a 16 game day. You have very little time to scout your opponents teams properly. There are so many mistakes made at a face to face tournament. Due to time issues it is the best format available. That is why Purestrat is the purest way to play this game. It offers the very best competition and it helps you really get into the current set of cards. You will compete against players that really understand the game and play at the highest level. It is a great place to challenge yourself.
Some of you play the computer game and many of us have also. The computer game is very convenient and would be perfect if it had an outside dice roller. Their is no way to be sure that the game doesn't create drama by conveniently rolling clutch rolls since it knows the situation and of course a little drama sure makes the game exciting for a new player. Players that like the Purity of the game itself need a dice roller that has no idea what is going on in the game. That is what Purestrat has to offer.
If you have any questions just email me at Bryanalbin@smallcost.net
You can call at 714-878-5819