Madden Wars League Rules
1. Respect your
opponent. Basically, treat the guy you are playing the way you would
want to be treated and then raise it.
At Madden Wars we play str8/sim style, which means we try and
emulate the way NFL teams would play a game. Obviously, this is
still a video game and it isn't going to be exactly the same, but
this style of play is what we have found to work best.
4th down rules
No going for it outside of your 40 unless down in the 4th qtr.
If within your 40 and losing in the 2nd half, you can go for it as
long as it's 3 yards for first down. Meaning 4th and 4 or less
Goalline can only be run inside the 10 yards lines or on 4th and 1
No onside kicks unless losing in the last 3 minutes of the 4th
quarter. (Surprise onside kicks are acceptable, but only if you are
down anytime in the 2nd half.)
No running clock until 1:30 left in either half.
Hurry up can be run anytime in the second half when down by two
touchdowns or more (Or when necessary to conserve clock at the end
of the half).
No manually bringing up your safeties
past your linebackers and no putting your linebackers in between
Things like running bump n run every play, running multiple fake fgs/punts,
audibling twenty times before each snap, and running excessive
wildcat would not really fit the way we play. Mix up your plays (on
offense AND defense), and don't try and abuse the faulty AI.
If you are disconnected, you should do the best you can to finish
the game, keeping the score and time accurate. Here are some
guidelines to follow:
Disconnected in the first quarter, keep the score and restart the
Disconnected in the third quarter, keep the score, restart and just
play one half.
Disconnected in the 4th quarter with under 2 minutes and one player
up two scores or more - leading player wins the game.
Disconnected in OT, restart and first to score wins (just like NFL
There are many ways to finish disconnects. A few things to utilize:
you can lower the quarter lengths to eliminate some time already
played. The player who is ahead can use a timeout for the two minute
warning if your 4th quarter is now the 1st quarter.