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  1. 26 points
    So, what the heck, right? Yea, Tecmo Madison (TM) is back from the dead. Well, never really died. After receiving numerous emails, PMs, tweets, and etc from you all, we sat down to discuss where do we go from here. In a nutshell, Chet's and Josh's families + commitments outside of Tecmo have needed more attention and rightfully so. Without being able to give TM the time it deserves and needs, they decided it would be better to walk away then put out a half-baked effort. *Enter davefmurray* I am taking over the overall directing and promoting of the tournament. I have a team of awesome dudes helping out -- @Knobbe, @qb_browns, @tecmoaz & my bud Casey. qb_browns has been the tournament event director for many years and will continue to do so. Your tournament day will be just as smooth (if not smoother) as it has always been. Knobbe is helping out on the tech side. We are going to sync the TM site and T-Borg. Your records, profiles, and stats will be brought into the T-Borg world. TecmoAZ is a stream & broadcast professional in the college sports world. He will help take our media offerings up a few notches. You will see a few more cameras floating around. Casey is an event coordinator and marketing professional in the Tampa area as well as a personal friend of mine. He will be helping me with all higher level decisions and be making sure all of our offerings are top notch. Chet & Josh will still be involved. Josh will still be your MC. The book of LT is not going anywhere. All the familiar faces you've come to know will still be around. There is just a change of hands behind the scenes so we can carry the TM torch. There are lots more updates to come. As we finalize things, we will announce them. For those that want the information first, we have an email list that you can sign up for on TecmoMadison.com. Those on the list will get updates first and will get hit up directly with sign-up info when the time arrives. #TecmoXIII is going to be awesome. Let's celebrate Return of the Mack. -davefmurray Let's all be bros and talk on FB. I made a group for those interested. Join here and let's riff about the greatest tourney on Earth -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/tecmomadison
  2. 17 points
    DUDES - what a wild ride. Tecmo Madison XIII was a resounding success. We had a record number of players, in-venue spectators and live stream viewers. First of all, thanks to @sonofpatbeach, holzy11 & the rest of the Tecmo Madison for the trust they put in me pull this off. Secondly, the new ladies of Tecmo killed it. Casey established solid branding and set us up great for the future. Bailey fixed the impossible day of (Thanks, no shows.) while casting tournament directing wizardry and J.D.'s broadcast is a great skeleton to work off of for the future. Special shout-out to Jimmie, the new voice of Tecmo. I have so many highlights to mention, but want to keep it short. Every one of you who came to play = awesome. If you watched, just as awesome. If you are a live stream viewer, yep, still awesome. The weather was amazing. The Tecmaraderie still is very alive and well. Those who yelled at us and shit posted, we forgive you. We hear you about the venue. It was a blessing and a curse. We had pleenntttyyy of room for the players, some spectators and all the gear. The reality is we did too good of a job marketing in the local area because we had ~140 local spectators from 11am-2pm, which is insane. We were over capacity of the venue and had a billion NES setups at the same time. Once they cleared out, it was smooth sailing, albeit with a lingering mist of manstank aroma. I 100% understand your concern and will tell you unequivocally it will not be at High Noon Saloon for Tecmo XIV. (Whoa, weird. First time typing that.) Scorekeeping is never going to be 100% when you have to rely on some self reporting. In my opinion, we took too long trying to satisfy everyone about the play-in bracket by doing some recounts. If we didn't have perfect weather, a humongous patio and killer food I would have been worried, however, we had all three and everyone had an outstanding time. Thanks for your patience and understanding. The stage and stream took a hit when some equipment was broken from people moving the security barriers to jump on stage to goof off, which sucks because it ruined it for everyone. Drunk + selfish are never a good combo. Next year, the stage and broadcast will be on supreme lockdown. Problem solved! All in all, love you guys. This was great. Thanks for the encouragement for year one. Expect communication. Expect changes. Expect awesome.
  3. 11 points
    For the 5th consecutive year, I successfully didn't pass out in the Plaza bathroom. I call the tournament a success.
  4. 8 points

    North Dakota - 07/16/16 - Burning Mort

    Blah, Blah, Burning Mort. Blah, Blah, July 15, 2017. Whatever.
  5. 8 points
    A musical offering for the Tecmo gods. May the sound of song appease our CC sins...
  6. 7 points
    WHAT: 2017 Midwest Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament (10th Annual) WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2017 WHERE: Rick's Tavern & Grille, 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio 45014 Buy-In: $35; includes a tournament T-shirt; prizes and giveaways; 1991 NFL memorabilia Website: http://mwtecmo.com Rules: http://mwtecmo.com/tournament-rules/‬ Format: ‪http://mwtecmo.com/tournament-format Live Stream: ‪http://mwtecmo.com/watch Prizes: Top performers will take home cash and trophies SIGN-UP: http://mwtecmo.com/purchase-tournament-entry Here is a tentative schedule: ‪http://mwtecmo.com/schedule‬ WHAT'S ON TAP: 1.) The Main Event 2.) Whoever throws for the most passing yards with Boomer Esiason will win a prize. 3.) Whoever rushes for the most yards with James Brooks will win a prize. 4.) The "first out" single elimination tournament. Players to be eliminated in the early stages of the main event will participate in a single elimination tournament for a prize. 5.) Women's Tournament (tentative) If you have any questions regarding Midwest Tecmo, please drop us an email at ‪chris@mwtecmo.com‬. We look forward to another GREAT time in Greater Cincinnati! The Midwest Tecmo Team @MWTecmo | #MWTecmoX
  7. 7 points
    Thanks Dave and congrats Joey!! Dave, I'm so glad to see your spirits are high. You're the man. I told a couple people I wouldn't blame you one second if you had 2nd thoughts moving forward. I'm so thankful for us that you are the way you are and am looking forward to next year already. Even though I'm EXHAUSTED. I can't imagine how you and crew were vertical and functioning on Sunday. A million thanks, seriously. My one regret, is not harassing your wife. I was far too gentlemanly bc of the mayhem. Next year however, tell her to expect the full swayze. You guys are awesome. I legit love you. Full homo.
  8. 7 points
    The numbers of people I thought would be in Friday Night Retro according to Phil Simms The actual numbers
  9. 7 points
    Talking to Burning Mort Co-Founder @Leonardite From: http://tecmomadison.com/talking-to-burning-mort-co-founder-leonardite/ Every fan of Tecmo Super Bowl has his own reason for loving the world’s best video game. Neil Roesler of Leonard, North Dakota gets his jollies from “the sheer calamity that ensues” when the defensive team guesses the offense’s play correctly. Leonardite (left) w/ the Tecmo Godfather Play-calling can never be taken lightly in competitive Tecmo. Roesler remembers playing a friend when an odd moment occurred. While first and goal, he picked a hail mary play that was blitzed on by his opponent. “The gamesmanship is even worse with people you play against frequently,” says Roesler, alias Leonardite. “The over-thinking becomes absurd.” But coming together with nerds of the same passion is what makes Tecmo so damn fun. Roesler and his North Dakotan cronies, Joey S. (Dr. Frolf) and Barry A. (Bob Nelson), have traveled to Madison every year since Madison VII in 2011. Bryce M has joined them since Madison IX. From the get-go, Roesler’s engagement with Tecmo culture has been spirited. “The stories made at these tournaments have been absurd, rarely involve Tecmo, and should largely be confined to the dark web,” Roesler witticises. But as human nature proves time and again, such is the stuff that fulfilling memories are made of. Buried in the guise of archaic video game simulation, many other Tecmo enthusiasts have found a rich community. “The best part of Madison is the reunion with all the people we have met,” Roesler says. “If everyone was a bunch of pricks buried in the stats and the results, I would have stopped going long ago. Instead, Madison is a can't miss annual event, and my personal Tecmo calendar keeps growing a little bigger each year when the right opportunities arise.” North Dakota has become yet another significant marker on the Tecmo community map, thanks to Roesler and his Peace Garden State squad. The first “Burning Mort” was held in Leonard, North Dakota, on July 16th of 2016. While attended by a modest twelve competitors, the highly documented event was, by all recordable accounts, a smashing success. Roesler insists that Burning Mort isn’t a tournament at all, but instead a “Tecmo Experience.” Involving hours of gameplay that are interrupted by frat house tomfoolery such as keg stands, the weekend was a largely shirtless bonding experience by all involved. During the months-longed build-up to Burning Mort, the event page on TecmoBowl.org produced many predictions as to what the heck this new "Tecmo Experience" would be. Fittingly, Roesler says that the closest speculation came by none other than the godfather of Tecmo. “So it’s like the Ryder Cup on stupid,” offered Knobbe. The Ryder Cup, of course, spins the solitary sport of golf into a cooperative adventure, while the Tecmo Ryder Cup does the same for the sport of Tecmo Super Bowl. In his personal quest for Tecmo greatness, Leonardite has made headway during his last two Madison appearances, advancing past the first knock-out round in his last two efforts. Look for Leonardite to garner a karmic boost from his recent contributions to the Tecmo Community via Burning Mort. A sweet sixteen birth is certainly within his reach. But much more importantly, so are new Tecmo memories. -- Neil is the author of the hilarious Tecmo Bowl meme site, Leonardite.com. Written by @Green Majik
  10. 6 points
    View File TecmoBowl.org Presents: Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports video game of all time. Now, 25 years after TSB made 8-Bit legends of Bo Jackson and Lawrence Taylor, TecmoBowl.org proudly announces the release of Tecmo Super Bowl 2017. This site's 10th yearly iteration updates Tecmo's NES classic with up-to-date rosters, graphics, schedules and play books for all 32 NFL squads. Additionally, you can now check the defensive conditions of your players. Playable on multiple platforms and operating systems via NES emulation software, Tecmo Super Bowl 2016 brings Nintendo's bone-crunching classic to today's computers and handheld devices. Will offenses fear Von Miller like they feared Lawrence Taylor? Who is the more deadly play-caller: Aaron Rodgers or Dan Marino? Will Todd Gurley live up to the hype? Loaded into an NES Emulator, Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 will make legends for the next 25 years. Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 Table of Contents A. How This Works B. How To Play - PC/Mac C. How to Play Online - Windows D. Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 Notes E. Known Issues F. Credits A. How This Works If you're new to emulation: ROM = Game or Cartridge (.nes file) Emulator = NES System B. How To Play - PC/Mac Download Nestopia for your platform and also the .nes ROM - Windows | Mac Open Nestopia. From Nestopia, File > Open and find your .nes ROM. C. How to Play Online - Windows Setup for online play using our guide - http://tecmobowl.org/topic/53066-guide-get-started-playing-tsb-online-for-dummies/. We then recommend starting out at the TPC - http://www.tecmoplayers.com. Most TPC players use the original Tecmo Super Bowl ROM, but you might be able to find some people playing TSB 2016. Remember that the versions of the game must be exactly the same or you will not be able to connect. If you’re looking for an online league, we recommend TecmoBowl.org's Online Tecmo Leagues. D. Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 notes Check Defense condition - In the same location as the time out menu there is now a "CHECK DEF" option which lets you scroll left and right through your players 4-3 Defenses - Several teams employ 4-3 defenses. The "RT" (Right Tackle) will show up as the LILB on the rosters. 32-Team ROM Rosters current as of 9/7/16 Adjustable quarter length Playbook editing in-game Player 2 attributes now display correctly Halftime stats Pass Control determines if a pass will be completed. Passing Accuracy determines if the ball will be on target. E. Known Issues CPU can lock up under certain circumstances, most commonly a player 2 FG make. A hard reset (or open/close) of the emulator should clear the issue F. Credits Graphics - Keithisgood | @keithisgood Rosters/Attributes/Sim - Buck 4-3 Defense - Jstout Roster QA - Nathan from tundrabowl.com | @retronathan Promo - davefmurray | @davefmurray QA/Rom Merge/Project Coordinator - Knobbe | @tecmogodfather Thanks to: Jstout, Bruddog, Cxrom, Bad-Al & Buck for the hacking knowledge and tools. Members of TecmoBowl.org for helping beta test and for making this all worthwhile. Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 by TecmoBowl.org is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://tecmobowl.org/. Other 2017 Versions to try: @Tecmonster: http://tecmobowl.org/files/file/502-tecmonsters-tecmo-super-bowl-2017/ @qbvikings: http://tecmobowl.org/files/file/500-qbvikings-tecmo-super-bowl-2016-2017/ @fatcheerleader NCAA: http://tecmobowl.org/forums/topic/68903-nes-tsb-ncaa-2016/ @Fernando 49 TSB III SNES: http://tecmobowl.org/forums/topic/69008-snes-tsb3-nfl-2016/ @cowboyschamps TSB I SNES: http://tecmobowl.org/files/file/503-2016-2017-rosters/ Submitter Knobbe Submitted 09/08/2016 Category NFL By Year  
  11. 6 points

    Bad News Baseball - Team Replacement

    Hi, all! My name is Keyz and I am addicted to "Bad News Baseball" (Hi, Keyz!!). I am also a huge fan of Tecmo Super Bowl and have enjoyed the mods for many wonderful hours. The work that has gone into that project has inspired me to modding and it is time for me to give something back. That I am doing in the form of a guide for team replacement for Bad News Baseball, which has been deemed by many to be not only the most enjoyable baseball video game on the NES, but in video gaming of all time! When it comes to changing stats, several members have come up with a comprehensive thread covering that located here (http://tecmobowl.org/forums/topic/51349-player-statsabilities-for-bad-news-baseball/), so I will not be rehashing that myself. This is purely for replacing team names, graphics, color, and player names. I will be posting (for lack of a better term) articles throughout the coming weeks as I am still working my way through my first complete mod. With that, here we go. STEP 1 - I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER This is something I really wish I had known before I started. It pays to PLAN! Before you change a single bit of hex code or change a single pixel, you will want to plan your new participation and how they are organized. Here is a spreadsheet I came up with for just that purpose. This is essentially the information you will want to have at the ready before you dig into the ROM. Here is a breakdown of what is going on here. POSITION - This is the number of the team position on the select screen. Position 1 is San Francisco (S.F.). When you press down on the cross, the Position 2 team is Toronto, Position 3 is Detroit, and so on. TEAM - This column lists the teams you are adding to the game. REPLACE - These are the original teams you will be replacing as they match up with their Position in the team select screen. 8 CHAR. NAME - This column give you a place to come up with an 8-character version of the team name that will represent the new teams in the game. HELM. COLOR - This is the descriptive term for the players' helmet color as well as the color of the sleeves and shoes. You want this to be the darker of the two colors as it also represents the color of the "outlines". HELM. CODE - This is the hex code of the helmet/sleeves/shoes color according to the standard NES color palette (see below). UNI. COLOR - This is the descriptive term for the players' uniform color UNI. CODE - This is the hex code of the uniform color. When you review my spreadsheet, you may ask "Why do you have new Toronto in a different position than the original Toronto". Originally, this was because I noticed, when it came to coming up with the graphics for the "scoreboard", Tecmo though it was best to save bytes by recycling the first block over an addition team several times. Apparently, the game would have burst into flames had they done it any other way. Mmm-hmm. Anyway, there are 3 pairs of teams that share first-block scoreboard graphics: Toronto/Texas, Detroit/Boston, and Oakland/Chicago. THEN I also noticed that Detroit and Oakland share the second block graphic. C'mon, Tecmo! Quit trying to make things harder for us enthusiasts! Anyway, it turns out that it is a lots simpler to just alter a few graphics that aren't used and change some hex code than it is to try to plan the team placement around the graphic allocation. And about the Toronto question, I just didn't feel like reorganizing considering that changing team name text takes about 30 seconds anyway. Sorry, I tied sort of a long tail onto that kite. One last note about planning: When it comes to team colors, don't feel inclined to match player uniforms with the real life ones. Real life clothing is rarely anything other than white, gray, or black. With helmets being the only real distinguishing color left, there is a good chance you will end up with 2 teams that have the same color scheme. With that in mind, be creative. Incorporate teams' tertiary colors when needed. No one will fault you for not creating true to form counterparts. Leave that for the next-gen consoles. That about wraps it up for planning. My next article will be replacing team names, and after, planning and replacing team logos.
  12. 6 points

    NHL General Discussion Mega Thread

    For those following along, I've made a Tecmo style playoff bracket (using my mini logo graphic above).
  13. 6 points
    This makes a lot of sense. I talked to Joe when he walked in. I introduced him to my wife and he says not your typical meet-and-greet. "Wow. Holy Shit.", shakes her hand and walks away. Thanks for that, Joe. Not awkward at all. lol
  14. 6 points
    The MVP of the entire tournament might have been @arncoem and his universal remote. Switching TVs from Coax to AV so we could use more Retrons = Legendary.
  15. 6 points
    ...continued... I also finally got to meet LONG time vet @bighock4you18 who goes back to the OTFL and early early HSTL days. ACtually met him on Friday and was a cool dude. He was bummed that his life long friend @Nos couldn't make the trip. GAME DAY Forgot to mention this but the signage(banners) done by Casey looked super awesome and helped contribute to the professional look of this years tourney. I rode with @ImFlo and his awesome modified primtime red suit jacket and pants in an Uber. WAs about an hour until things finally got underway. Spent time chatting up various folks but a lot of time with the big seeds in my region @daboy8821, @Coconuts, @averagetsbplayer, @OL' Dirty Tecmo. I let the other two players in my group play their game first as I wasn't sure where my opponent was. It was pretty clear I wasn't going to have any trouble with either of them. Both super nice guys though and did my best to welcome them. First game the guy calls KC-GIA. Uses the same okoye one back play for run 1,2 so i know this should be a pretty easy game unless he bombs it all game long. The rest of the playbook was respectable. Not much to say here. Deberg got picked off 3 times. Final was 34-0 with DT blocking an XP. It easily could have been maybe 55-0 if not for a lost fumble by megget, and a super super weird int by Simms on a throw to an open wr in the endzone. Whatever. Dude was super cool. As I did in all the games I apologized for trying to run up the score as it was part of the seeding and he said no worries man. Next game I win the toss and though about deferring and probably should have and called KC-CHI. He took CHI and had a horrendous playbook. He had one neal play which was the awful pro t run 2 you can dive tackle with even the shittiest bottom lb. Muster was put in iform for the other 3 running plays. Somehow I allow a score on his first drive as bailey catches a fluke bomb and i made a poor poor dive that lets muster rumble free. Ultimately too much okoye and open passes from deberg and it was a 35?-7 final. Final game was against the same guy as in the KC-GIA game. He wins the toss and defers. I go to my PIT-GB match I had been playing a lot before the tourney and it worked as I hoped. He chose PIT as he "didn't know anything about GB." Bubby threw 5 picks which is pretty much all there is to know in this game. Just grinded out yards and PIT didn't cross midfield I don't think. Final was 31?-0 I think. Again went for a final jj as time expired and apoligized. Watched the end of diaz and daboy's final games. Diazes game was a bit tight early before diaz took over. Heard of Primetime setting a new record with a 74?-0 beatdown of someone. @QB Browns probably remembers the exact score. @disastamasta142 also had 8 ints vs his opponent in a SD-MIN game. Upstairs was pretty hot and stuffy and was glad to get out to the patio to get some air. Still upstairs was a better location than some had so definitely no complaints. Then the WAITING game began...if I had a minor nitpick about an otherwise stellar job by all the organizers the tourney it would be this...I think it was 4-5 hrs before my next game. Made the rounds chatting up various folks (VikingMoe, tecmobo,odell, otoole, mort, louis, ryan, duece,etc). Finally got a chance to BRIEFLY talk to @vogtcd11 and tecmopsycho. Spent a good part of two hours hanging with daboy, old dirty tecmo, discdolo shooting the shit and us wondering every so often when things would start up again. As Dave mentioned there were group play issues, and it appeared they had to hand enter all the scores again. Finally brackets are announced and I earn a #1 seed but draw @noonan who i know will be a TOUGH out based on the handful of games I'd played online vs him. Daboys, orenga, and diaz all end up in my side of the bracket and coco ends up by himself in the other half...this is where I say I knew it when the group play would cause some slightly strange bracket play seeding. We are right near the stage and away from all the fracas but we get the orenga posse next to us. Noonan sarcastically tells them to "shut the fuck up" ha ha. He wins the toss and consults his notes for a bit before settling on a good garbage match GB-CLE. I take CLE fearing QB browns CC potential. But really there is little either team can do on defense. He wins the kickoff toss. Forces a 4th and 2 on my first drive. Luckily my play isn't called...I have a open wr but take the sure first down. Back and forth and I manage to avoid the end of half jj/cc and go into the half up 14-7. The HUGE break of the game comes after a conversion to Ed west i belive who catches and fumbles and I recover. Have a lucky called play catch on 3rd down and end up scoring on the Browns sneak for the two score lead. QB browns to slaughter and friends bail me out of some key situations...as they tend to do in this match...and i hold on for the 28-14 win. Definitely got nearly all the breaks in this one. GG Noonan Coco is knocked out in a TB/Saints(coco) match opening up the bottom half of that bracket. There were some other insane round of 64 matches Mort v Vikingmoe, Tecmopsycho vs matt miller. Former champion tecmopsycho is knocked out by matt miller in I'm sure what was a tight game. I get Orenga and the posse for my next game. I win the coin toss...orenga lost all 9 tosses that day. I think long and hard about deferring and taking the better of what would likely be some type of passing match or calling one myself. Ultimately I decide to call the match and choose SD-DEN. He predictably takes SD who is the slightly better team in that match with the defense being able to jump pick kubiak or smelway. My every now and then first drive troubles rear their ugly heads and I'm forced to punt and a 4th and pretty long. Both Smelway and Tolliver had some passes lucky to not be intercepted as well as some very untimely drops. On his first drive he is mixing and matching well and gets inside my 30. SD TE drops what would have been a TD after easily avoiding drones. Thank you tolliver. That drop saves me 4 pts and I hold for the FG. My next drive goes much better and get inside the 5 only to have hump-me fumble with about 1:30-1:00 left in the half it bounces around but it's lost to SD. Sigh. At least I manage to avoid the end of half Vlasic pickle in the ass JJ and its 3-0 at half. Orenga has a big pass or run at some point and then grinds his way for a 10-0 lead early in the third. Yikes. Not looking good. Luckily humphrey is in good and lean on him as a decoy most of the drive going to heavy pass 4 redgun calls. Eventually he is caught in no mans land on a pass and I get a catch and run for a 30 yd TD. 10-7 phew. Still time is getting low and I know I need to at least hold to a FG or things will be dire. I think I got another untimely drop or maybe a few picked plays and force a punt. Luckily it sails into the endzone and I get to start from my 20. Humphrey still in good. WR's in bad i think. Lean on shotgun and pass 2 passes for the most part. However he forces a 4th and long that I am forced to go for. I pick pass 2 hoping he went for the run 3 humphrey call. Nope pass 2 is called....I see my Madison run coming to an end. However I get the pass of with smelway at teh right time and 69 rec jackson catches the pass 2 tope diver in double coverage. I get demonstrably excited about this obviously. Finally getting nice blocking on a run 2 or 3 that spring humphrey for the TD 1-2 plays latee. Thought about going out of bounds or getting tackled to burn more clock but decided to go in for the score rather than risking a fumble or having to settle for a FG. I'm now up 14-10 with about 1:30 to go. Sadly I have a BAAAAD kickoff that maybe lands on the 5. This lets him get a good return plenty of space from the endzone to have time for a couple JJ shots. He checks his players and Miller is in excellent.... 56ms 81 rec...yikes. First throw ls on the money for a JJ in the endzone but I think Miller doesn't jump or something like that. Time for one more play. He leaves Butts in at RB...not sure why. This eliminates the shotgun play from my choices. I decide to pick the redgun pass 4 thinking maybe he'll go back to it again and giving me a chance to blitz the R& S formation if not. Welp its the R&S formation. I deliberate about taking atwater at FS but he felt like he was in bad earlier so I opt not for that. Not wanting to take away a possible drone covering Miller. I opt for fletcher for the potential pass rush and or double coverage. I start to rush in and see no drones covering WR2 and am forced to rush back as I don't think I could catch up to miller in time after forcing a throw. Definitely nervous now as I've executed many of my own game winning jj's and know tony has great timing on these. He gets plenty of time and the throw has the distance. My hopes get up as it looks to be right on target...they are quickly dashed as the ball sticks into Miller with Fletcher right on him for the game winning td with no time left. Orenga posse goes nuts. I hang my head and turn away before turning back to Tony and congratulating him. Odds of the CC about 41% due to miller in excellent and me using fletcher. Chance of getting no drones about 18% which would have made the CC chances about 8%. Such is the way of Tecmo.
  16. 6 points
    What's up guys, just wanted to let you know (if someone hasn't talked about this already) that you made the front page of Twitch at one point and had something like 850 viewers. But, I think because the stream went offline and there was some downtime, it dropped off pretty heavily from there. Not sure if you want to/have the time to put more effort into the stream, but seems like there's an online audience for Madison.
  17. 6 points
    Dude, heck yea! It is a massive undertaking, but hey man, do it for the love of Tecmo. At no point was I discouraged. Pretty sure I was perma-smile all day. Honestly, the worst part was unloading the truck into the storage unit at 7am Sunday. If Casey and his brother weren't there, I would have died and left it all in the street.
  18. 6 points
    Still have some time to kill in the Madison airport so will do a little recap of this years trip... Early morning flight out of San Diego on Thursday with a long layover in Denver. But had a nice flight of beers at the new belgium location in the airport...thanks @Knobbe for the suggestion. @mort1237 was nice enough to pick me up from the airport and then drove me to Linconhawks place. He was a very gracious host and nice guy. We stopped by the high noon on our way back to the super 8 but no one was there so we continued on. We had a nice setup going in Mort/lous/gats room at the super 8 with 3 TV's. One super small one, one medium sized one, and I busted out the retroUSB AVS HDMI unit to play on the flat screen T.V. No one complained about any lag on the flatscreen, and that was super fun to play on. We ordered some pizza from Toppers which was super tasty and we concluded that the large? was not quite enough pizza. @Nameless Loser , @discdolo,and @RetroNathan joined us to get a nice group going for some practice games. Very cool to finally meet discdolo and Nate. Both very good guys. I don't think I played gats that night...maybe once. Got to play everyone else. Did pretty well but not great. Went 0-3 vs mort. Played until about 2 or so and then called it a night. Let Nate crash in my room for the night. He was re-payed the favor by shuttling me the next day and grabbing my lunch the next day much thanks. I eneded up sleeping in till about 10:00. Got a ride from nate over to high noon to help the TecmoMadison crew @tecmoaz, @davefmurray, @Knobbe , @QB Browns and friends move some T.V's and with some set-up stuff on Friday. Definitely a lot of work and little sleep for these guys throughout the weekend. All the hard work was much appreciated. Nate and Knobbe and I grabbed my lunch next door at some point. The breakfast stout was super tasty. Forgot to put that into my untapped. Helped get some the stations tested and checked out and @segathonsov rolled in around that point and got to chat with him. Headed over to the Hampton to drop off my stuff and check-in real quick before heading back to the high noon. They had a cool little welcome tecmo madison sign in the lobbby. The friday night retro scene was crazy. It was definitely tight quarters with the layout and a very good turnout. Ran into a lot of people obviously so pretty hard to name them all. I got a lot of the usual thanks "for all the hacks, etc". Always appreciate the kind words. Didn't get to watch much of the NHL games but did get to watch a few the NBA jam games. The final few games came down to the wire and it was definitely interesting to watch the 2 vs 2 strategy being displayed. I only ever really played 1 on 1 nba jam so it was cool to watch. Got 6-7 tecmo games in that night without a loss. Retro got shut down about 10:30 or so and I think I must have lost my prescription sunglasses at some point at retro night...I asked the next day but they didn't have them. I was due for a new pair anyways. Went back to the hampton for some fun times in @JimSocks13, @Woodshed room. (Tagging stopped working) Lou, odell, dt, mort, tecmobo, nate and a few others im forgetting were there too. Pee wee herman was on the big flat screen tv. There were two tube tvs going. Mort's nintendo took a beating from a guest that tripped over the cord but it kept on ticking. I busted out the AVS on the flat screen for 3 games vs ( jimsocks, lou and odell). I think it took a last second jj to beat odell and I went 3-0 and decided to retired for the night. DT was busting out random NFL trivia questions as the games were going on. Good times! I again got as much sleep as possible before the main event and sat down with Odell, DT, Levi, and someone I'm forgetting for breakfast. Lots of god stuff at the hampton so I had fuel for the grind ahead. The patio area outside the high noon saloon was a good place to congregate as it was very tight quarters inside the high noon for group play. I was fortunate to be upstairs which had a tiny bit more room although the orenga posse was right next to me and it was definitely hotter up the To be continued...
  19. 6 points

    Tecmobowl.org TecmoMadison Roll Call

    It didn't take long for me to regret teaming up with you.
  20. 6 points
    Beef Juice

    Tecmobowl.org TecmoMadison Roll Call

    Jake I. (Beef Juice) Imagine my profile pic but less pixelated. Here I am Forrest Gumping my way into the NFL Films special.
  21. 6 points

    Grogan Season

    Well it was a fun ride, and I made it to the Super Bowl, but Carter and Cofer were hounding me all game and there was almost never an open receiver, resulting in the 49ers crushing me 31-14 in the big game. In the three previous playoff games the defenses were not stingy and open receivers were aplenty. 12-4 regular season. Lowlight (or highlight) may have been the Mike Prior JJ INT.
  22. 5 points
    Wanted to give a few shout-outs (mostly seconding @bruddog): Obviously to @davefmurray, @Knobbe, and the whole crew, including the SOs, that helped with the setup and teardown. No joke there, even with the comped retrons. Loved the "is it cheaper to keep it or toss it?" quandaries at the end. @red98sethuthut, @mort1237 , @joeygats, @bruddog, @discdolo,and @RetroNathan for letting me in on their gaming on Thursday night, and likewise on Friday afternoon for an hour or two with @Coconuts, Moskwa, and others. Some of you may have noticed I was party pooping due to needing to work remotely and helping with setup, so Thursday night was really the time to get games in. I really appreciated the chance to play with you and test/verify some of the newer wrinkles I've written about. As always, those FAQs are in public domain, go add stuff to them. Wanted also to tip my hat to the guy that eliminated me (don't know if he has a forum handle, I'll avoid using real names) in the main tournament. When the bracket comes out, you would see that he lost the first game 24-7 and won the second in OT (13-10). What actually happened in the first game was he drove me the length of the field twice in the first half with smashmouth football. I never stopped that rushing attack that game, I just got some points on the board and made a couple key plays. But what really impressed me was that in the second game, he abandoned that strategy completely and went to a combination of throwing the ball deep to Al Toon, and then blitzing/free up boys with Dennis Byrd. I'm assuming he watched PrimeTime use that approach successfully against me in my first loss (thanks, Aikman) and saw my execution wasn't good at all (which all of you on Thursday night saw, like @mort1237 in two different games, how I could force you to give me a bunch of wide-open receivers and then totally botch the easy play). Even though I completely locked down his running game in the second half, had him outtapped, calling pass plays all the time, with the better team, and I even won the overtime toss, by going to the high-volatility approach, he hung in there and gave himself a chance to win with Rosenbach missed passes and some truly dreadful plays on my part. That was an incredibly ballsy move - maybe not the most correct approach strategically, but as a competitor I have to acknowledge that kind of bold play. @bruddog how did you mod all the carts so @red98sethuthut fumbled 4 times a game? Also, (I know this is a broken record) since I didn't give you guys enough chances to earn bounties, I'm giving another $500 to Action Against Hunger to make up for the missed opportunities. I'll drop it in the mail tomorrow.
  23. 5 points
    This should be short: Thanks to everyone for coming. It was great seeing many of you there, sorry if I missed out on greeting you, things were kind of busy. Thanks to @davefmurray for keeping this thing alive and letting me work on it with him. Thanks to @tecmoaz for throwing together a professional stream presentation under difficult circumstances. Thanks to @Knobbe for doing a bunch of extra stuff to make things easier for everyone. Thanks to Dave's marketing partner Casey who did an amazing job with the marketing and general look of the tournament. Thanks to the new ladies of Tecmo for holding down the registration desk along with Larry, our scorekeeper who tried to keep the reporting straight. And thanks to the Holzbauers for trusting in the team to make sure their creation was done right by new guys. On a personal note a thank you to @bruddog, @OL' Dirty Tecmo, @daboy8821, @mort1237, and one other guy (who I didn't know - sorry) who distracted me for a few minutes outside while I was taking a stress break from the seeding process. It helped and made sure that my brain didn't explode.
  24. 5 points
    What a weekend! Started on Friday night in the NHL and NBA Jam tourneys. Made the final 8 in NHL before losing to Tim aka The Shield. Me and @DT.made it to the final four in Jam until losing to the eventual champs by an approximate score of 117-3. Thanks to @segathonsovfor running both tourneys, looked like everyone had a great time. As luck would have it, The Shield ended up being in my group for Tecmo as the #2 seed. Excellent player for someone who only started playing Tecmo about a year ago. Our first game, he called Packers-Browns, I took the Packers. Down by 3 late, had two chances for a JJ to Sharpe. First play I waited too long, went out the back of the end zone. Last play, timed it perfectly, but Sharpe didn't jump. Lost 17-14. Made way through the loser's bracket to face The Shield again, but would have to beat him twice. This time he called Giants-Bills, I took the Giants. I managed to fumble the opening kickoff and my first play from scrimmage, but both went out of bounds. After scoring on my first drive, The Shield started at his own ten. I ended up calling his first two plays and getting a safety. Got ball back and a deep JJ to Mark Ingram to go up 16-0. From there, it was a free for all as neither one of us could stop each other. Ended up being 30-28 and I scored a late TD with about 30 seconds left to win 37-28. Our 3rd game was an absolute battle. The Shield called MIN-DET, I took DET as I had some success running the ball against him with the Giants. Threw INTs on my first two possessions (one due to overtap, other due to being dumb), but managed to hold him scoreless until the end of the first half. Shield was going in for the score when he overtapped as well and William White got me a diving INT. 0-0 at half. At this point we had a pretty sizable crowd behind us so the pressure was on. Shield got the ball first and was stuck with a 4th and 3 from his own 30 and he decided to go for it. I rushed the QB and Wade Wilson thankfully threw the ball out of bounds. He held me to a FG though. Next possession, Shield hits an 80 yard JJ to Anthony Carter to go up 7-3. From there I had one of the greatest drives of my life. Mostly used runs by Barry and Peete to methodically work my way down the field and didn't fall into my usual tendency of hoping for a JJ. Finally scored a TD on 3rd and 1 with a Peete sneak. Then survived two JJ attempts to Carter to win and advance 10-7. With my loss though, I was put into the play-in bracket against @VikingMoe. Matchup was Chargers-Broncos, I took Broncos as Butts always seems to screw me over. Was up 10-3 at half, then it all went to sh**. @VikingMoetied it up on his first drive of the 2nd half. I then fumbled the kickoff and he took it back to go up 17-10. Memory is fuzzy from there, but I think I threw an INT on my next drive. Held him to a FG attempt which I blocked, but he picked it up, out-tapped me, and ran it in to go up 24-10. Final of 31-10. Almost prefer to lose this way though as there wasn't much I could do about it. Overall, was a great experience and thanks to everyone who helped out in any way. See you guys next year!
  25. 5 points
    Here's a writeup from Jimmie. I had spent time with him early and had no idea he was sick. Great guy. http://thebig1070.iheart.com/onair/jimmie-kaska-36883/retro-esports-a-day-at-the-15725875/
  26. 5 points
    Dude. Amazing job, and in year 1! If that is what you brought for year 1, plus the things you learn along the way, the future of Tecmo is extraordinarily bright. Kudos to you Bailey, Casey and the entire crew. Just down right awesome!
  27. 5 points
    Called off work for this Friday! Told them I have an appointment with @DrFrolf. I hope he provides a signed Doctor's excuse
  28. 5 points

    Player Conditions between Preseason and Season

    at a tournament, the first thing I do at the table where I'm playing is go in and reset the game. the last thing I need is an EXCELLENT johnny johnson coming at me in the 1st quarter.
  29. 5 points
  30. 5 points

    NHL General Discussion Mega Thread

    A little fun project with graphics I threw together over the past week.
  31. 4 points
    It looks like my cousin is getting married that saturday. So me and mort may be in town that weekend. So the tourney being sunday may be perfect. I'll always wanted to tecmo up in Pac12 Conference.
  32. 4 points
    I was able to clean some of the graphic bugs up. Will work this weekend to fix the rest. It will be done...
  33. 4 points
    I'm a little late to the Thank You Party, but here goes: Dave, Casey, The Crew, The Ladies ... You were all fantastic in keeping this thing alive and prosperous. I won't knock the bar right now, we all know it had flaws (basically space), but they were still accommodating and if it wasn't for the pitchers of water and instant-pizza, I probably would have to have been put on an IV in a local hospital by late afternoon. I was going to make this my last competitive tournament. I know I'm not a great player, merely average-to-competitive (at best) based on matchups. But then I had to go and start 2-0, just one win from advancing out of group play for my first time in four Madison's, and lose to Noonan twice in a row. So... Now I think I'll play another year. Without going into detail on any of my matchups, I'll just list off some of my personal favorite memories from the weekend: -Performing life-saving surgery on a TV Friday afternoon on the patio - successfully, I might add -Whatever the hell happened in my NHL elimination game, because it went to OT and I was very loud (so, sorry about that) -Play-by-play/Color commentary with Beef Juice of the dude playing Contra on Friday -Segathon's face while trying to shift through 8 sheets of brackets for two tournaments Friday night -"Mark Duper! Party" - The People's Champ at morning brunch -Watching Moskwa dump about 5 shots of Fireball into his one cup of hazelnut coffee before venturing to High Noon on foot -That feeling of winning (and soundly) my first game in Madison in over two years -God damn Jets-NO, and having my entire starting lineup on "bad" after the first quarter. Thanks, Noonan -Pizza On Demand -The skinny brunette bartender's smile -(at The Plaza) "I'll take a pitcher of Pabst." "How many glasses?" "Uh.... One?" -Cardboard Kevin Mack hanging out at The Plaza -"61" It was a fabulous weekend. As always, it was great to see everyone again. Tecmo weekend is my favorite weekend and I look forward to it every year.
  34. 4 points
    conGats bye again
  35. 4 points
    Though some poor girl did vomit all over the girl's room. Quintessential Plaza.
  36. 4 points
    Imo Tecmo is only going to get bigger and better. The intricacies of the game are astounding imo. The more I play and the more research I do it's almost like a real time strategy based board game of sorts. The announcing on the steam was top notch, and it was an overall great experience. You deserve to have it in a bigger venue to showcase everything. I didn't want to come across like I was talking smack about the venue (it's all love here), my thought process is the success that has been built could make it so it's at a convention center like the Monona Terrace.
  37. 4 points
    Good job Dave! However I agree about the space situation. I'm not sure about the pricing, but for next year definitely check out the Monona Terrace convention center. It's great Tecmo Madison has grown to be this big. https://www.mononaterrace.com
  38. 4 points
    Super Duper

    Tecmobowl.org TecmoMadison Roll Call

    That's Brudogg in the Niners gear. #M.I.A.Waggs is in the Largent jersey, I'm wearing the Duper jersey, Chet sitting behind me. Something tells me I'm the worst Tecmo player in this photo.
  39. 4 points
    Yup, Work Deadlines Sega just got the crap kicked out of him by Tecmo Sega, Fatherood Sega saw the beatdown and has locked himself away. Once in Madtown, Drunk Sega's gonna sucker punch Tecmo Sega pretty quick me thinks. But all lose to Hungover Sega and his unlimited power.
  40. 4 points

    Tecmobowl.org TecmoMadison Roll Call

    Middle, back - pre-beard
  41. 4 points

    Tecmobowl.org TecmoMadison Roll Call

    knobbe just invented facebook. I'm the one in the throwback Lions jersey. Come say hello!
  42. 4 points

    Tecmobowl.org TecmoMadison Roll Call

    Since I'm the guy you all get to complain to when things go wrong and the guy who has to yell at people to get the hell to their stations on time, I guess you should have a pic of me (at least the new guys): I'm only smiling because I just ended @kingsoby1's career. I also wear different glasses now and will probably be a little dressier this year unless I have to play...
  43. 4 points

    Tecmobowl.org TecmoMadison Roll Call

    Here I am. And I'll be decked out in Lincoln Hawk/Over the Top gear.
  44. 4 points
    Spoken by many a married lady in the 70s
  45. 4 points
    Herschel Walker was definitley another one for me.....I have to thank Tecmobowl 1 and Topps trading cards for enlightening me at such a young age about great players you rarely got to see on TV.
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points
    A friend sent this tournament to me. It is the original Tecmo Bowl so I probably won't be attending but thought I'd share. Nice prizes for the winner (32" Smart TV & NES Classic). You can read about it/sign up here: http://staydriven.org/tecmobowltournament/
  48. 4 points
    This is the first of several articles on Tecmo101 which will show how the player ratings can be used to dictate strategy. This involves but is not limited to play selection, defender selection, matchups, offense, defense, special teams and techniques. These articles are in depth and involve a lot of aspects of game play that has been previously mentioned or has not been mentioned. At the same time it is important to keep in mind Tecmo is a game of luck. Basically these articles help you put the odds in your favors. The ratings in many cases result in probability calculations. At the same time it is important to remember that not all gambles will work. There is always the chance of a very negative result. Yet hopefully these articles will show you how to minimize that. The Basic Concept In the game of Tecmo Super Bowl most defenders are below average. This flaw includes the defensive back position which has many slow defensive backs. Our goal is to exploit those slow defensive backs with faster receivers. Therefore we can risk throwing into coverage as the coverage may not be there when the ball arrives to the receiver. Keep in mind that probability determines the results of a pass. You do not need to know the exact equation. You do need to know that an open reciever has good odds of catching the ball. Those odds get better as QB PC, receiver rec and receiver MS come into play. Also lets note that there are only two outcomes. Catch or drop. If the defender is in coverage there is a third option. Interception. DB int is important as a risk factor. Yet our goal is to have our receiver open when the ball arrives. At the same time when the ball is snapped we want the receiver to be covered by a drone in man to man coverage. We do not want the manned defender anywhere near the mismatch. Plays Now for a lot of you reading this I am sure it is still confusing. For now keep in mind that we have a mismatch in the favor of the offense. I prefer to throw deep routes to WR 1 on the top of the screen. I get better results with wr1 and it fits my playbooks better. At the same time this can be done with the bottom WR. Now I am going to list several pass plays with a deep route for wr1 at the top of the screen. Pass 1 pro t screen l, play action, R and S Flare C Pass 2 pro t flare D (the deep route can turn on an angle into the field nor does it have to go all the way down the field.) Pass 3 Pro T Flare C and Shotgun X drive Pass 4 R and S Y up, Shotgun Z s in. (x out and fly often curves out of bounds so do not use.) First Matchup Min vs Det DB 1 Leroy Irvin 25 ms(38 int), DB 3 Bennie Blades 38 ms (44 int) vs Anthony Carter 56 ms (QB pc 44) Min vs Det is my favorite matchup call and this concept is part of why its my ace in the hole. The important thing to keep in mind that the risk of an int is higher against Blades. Yet at the same time both of these defensive backs are out matched by my WR. In many matchups one defender will be bad and the other defensive back will be good. At the snap you have to find out who is covering your WR1 as soon as possible. What we are looking for Now several other factors are important. You want the human defender to guess pass. You want your top WR1 in man to man coverage with the weak drone at CB1. If there is another deep route you need it to be covered by a drone as well. Hopefully there will be someone wide open on a short route. These are critical factors to distract the human defender. At this point one of two things will happen. On the screen your WR will beat his DB1 and you can throw a pass on a diagonal to him when you see the WR running past the defensive back. At times it will almost look like the DB is hunched over or standing still. Regardless now you have a wide open wr that your opponent thought was covered. Throw it now and its just a matter off that diagonal pass connecting. Keep in mind that if you throw it over the top there is a good chance the DB will just jump and deflect the ball. The risk though that since this is on the screen there is a chance that manned defender is watching for this and will move back to cover you. With this type of mismatch this is not what I am looking for. Despite how bad the mismatch is not every time Irvin covers Carter will Carter beat him on the screen. Which is good because I want Carter to run past Irvin off the screen. Through experiment I know that on each route the receiver will outrun the drone only one time if at all. It will either happen on the screen or off the screen. Therefore if Carter and Irvin run neck and neck on the screen I know there is a good chance Irvin will be smoked off the screen. Cross Diagonal Throw This is what I call this type of pass in practice. Keep in mind that just because my wr is open does not mean I can throw him the ball on a straight line. The odds are good that pass will be deflected. Nor can I wait too long. The defensive back might catch up with Carter later on. Also with Wade Wilson’s low PS the longer I wait the more chance I risk the ball being deflected by a jumping DB. I want to throw the ball about 30 to 50 yards down the field. At the same time I need to get the diagonal so I have to throw from the bottom of the field. Lets go back to the play. Remember Carter and Irvin are neck and neck on the screen. I scramble down and outside the pocket moving towards the line of scrimmage. I need to be as close as I can get from down there. At the same time the human defender is covering a short route and accounting for my scramble. This all happens in about five seconds. Carter now goes off the screen and is one on one with Irvin. All I do now is move the QB in the direction of Carter, switch to him if I am not already on him and then throw the ball to him while moving on an angle towards him. Now if there is a good throw I got good chances that Carter pulled ahead in the black screen. On this angle the drone is out of the picture. Meaning most likely the pass will either be caught, often diving or fall incomplete. Often diving. Getting it to Work Its not going to work every time. Yet there are other factors that can increase the odds. Higher pass control, higher MS and RS of the wr are key factors. Conditioning is a big factor. I find often that a WR in Good or excellent or one with high RS has a few more steps to grab the ball. I personally use this in a CHI vs KC matchup. Neal Anderson destroys the KC DB 3 and is often open deep due to his 50 RS. Higher pass speed helps if that qb has a good pc number. Marino can be deadly accurate at times. Say in a Mia vs Cin. Then of course if nothing else works it does help that often misses result in incomplete passes. The most important factor is practice. The more work you get at somethingthe better it will become for you. Teams with weak DB1 or DB3 KC, DEN, Det, Phi, PHX, NYJ, CLE, IND, NO, ATL, RAMS Its important to keep in mind for this to work you have to know which player, db1 or db3 is the slow one. Video Example 1: Fast Forward to 1:22 to see a real time example. >http://youtu.be/UqH9rfW8SJY Of course later in that game I went for it again and it failed. Its not without risk. Yet the reward of an easy touchdown pass or forcing the manned defender to watch deep routes can force openings in the pass defense. View the full article
  49. 4 points

    Lincoln, NE - 02/04/17 - Tecmo Lincoln VII

    List updated as of last night Looks like I have a Fargo participant and your football team is playing at a sub-Pelini level @Leonardite @Bob Nelson @DrFrolf No better time to descend upon Lincoln.
  50. 4 points

    Play as 2nd player against CPU

    Well if you guys are up for the challenge, consider this a DONE DEAL!!! How great are you from the other side of the screen? Here it is for Preseason, Pro Bowl, & Season modes. The functionality was already in place, so I pointed to it and voila!. I haven't tested it in the 32-team rom yet but will do soon. You can still play from the left side in preseason and pro bowl modes if you wish. *** Must note that you must use Controller 2 in your emulator. Don't forget to post your results! Edit: Works on 32-team rom as well. Here are the set commands: SET(0x1E203, 0x20434F4D205653204D414E2020) SET(0x201B9, 0xA9208575) SET(0x2086b, 0xA9208575) SET(0x214BF, 0xEAEA) Enjoy Player 2 TSB.zip