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D) Try this for charts: Spreadsheet Download Format
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How do I get started?
A: The supplies in the left hand column have everything you need. Read how to play and print out the charts. Then click on the player cards button and print out whatever teams you like. It is recommended that you begin by playing the basic version of the game. Once you get comfortable with it, add advanced features one at a time.
Q: What do I do if I don't have dice?
A: For those without dice, print out the Random Die Rolls. Start at a different spot in the list of random numbers each time you play. Otherwise, dice are available in any toy store. We recommend getting three different colored dice, such as red, white and blue. Always read the dice in the same order.
Q: How do I get the cards to print evenly on each page?
A: See the printing help in the left column. The trick is to make very sure that your printer is setup to 0" margins, although the cards are formatted to Internet Exporer's default settings.
Q: Can I print onto cardstock paper?
A: Yes. If you have any trouble printing onto cardstock paper (8 1/2 x 11), try setting the printer to 8 1/2 x 14 and they will print correctly.
Q: Are pre-printed cards available or do I have to print them out?
A: There's been talk about selling pre-printed cards, but they would be priced about the same as APBA or Strat-O-Matic (roughly $50 for a season set).
It was a real challenge to come up with an inexpensive alternative for people who want to play baseball simulations. We get a lot of repeat customers, so people seem to appreciate the "print-it-out-yourself" format and cost savings.
If you are only interested in preprinted cards, indicate which set you would like as your first choice. If there is enough interest, we may make a limited, special edition printed game. Email the Guru
Q: Is there a computer game version?
A: Yes. But, it is in development. The current alpha version is very promising. Unlike computer versions for our competitors (Strat-O-Matic and APBA) where the game simulation is a strict recaste of the board game, the Guru's game will be more accurate. For example, there is no reason why the computer version should be limited to a set number of pitching grades, base running grades or fielding grades.
In the mean time, there is a sample of the computer game for you to try if your computer has Excel spreadsheet software. Click here to find out more.
Q: Is there phone support?
Q: How do I find others who play the Guru's Baseball Game?
A: The Guru has message boards, where you can post and read messages to each each other. While the Guru's message boards have been around since the beginning of 2001, they have only been opened up to fellow game players since the end of 2002. Click here to check them out: Community
Q: What new card sets are coming out?
A: Some exciting and unique card sets are in the works, including cards for the Negro Leagues and Ladies Leagues. Japanese Franchise All-Stars cards are already available. Also, check out the new SPECIAL EDITION CARDS: Franchise All-Stars in their 4-Year Prime!