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The Gaming Tailgate has posted all sorts of NCAA Football 12 custom playbook information. Here is a bullet list, but head on over to get more details.
  • Total plays - The max number is 377, but it varies between 370-377 based on the team's base playbook.
  • Playbooks - 15 on offense 15 on defense
  • 40 formations total
  • Can be used in Online Dynasty and ranked/unranked online games
  • Goal line and Special teams are in each playbook
  • ...Also, I found this to be pretty handy, but your Custom Playbooks will show up after the Z's and before the A's in the order at the team selection screen. I think this is handier than alphabetical order because it will group all of your custom playbooks back-to-back so you can easily go from one to the other (when you have defaulted one of your custom playbooks as your default playbook).
  • ...unfortunately there won't be any easy way to share custom playbooks. I'm not sure if you will be able to transfer save files or something between consoles or not but there is no dedicated online sharing like rosters has.

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# 1 Solidice @ 05/09/11 03:11 PM

The Gaming Tailgate has posted all sorts of NCAA Football 12 custom playbook information. Here is a bullet list, but head on over to get more details.
  • Total plays - The max number is 377, but it varies between 370-377 based on the team's base playbook.
  • Playbooks - 15 on offense 15 on defense
  • 40 formations total
  • Can be used in Online Dynasty and ranked/unranked online games
  • Goal line and Special teams are in each playbook
  • ...Also, I found this to be pretty handy, but your Custom Playbooks will show up after the Z's and before the A's in the order at the team selection screen. I think this is handier than alphabetical order because it will group all of your custom playbooks back-to-back so you can easily go from one to the other (when you have defaulted one of your custom playbooks as your default playbook).
  • ...unfortunately there won't be any easy way to share custom playbooks. I'm not sure if you will be able to transfer save files or something between consoles or not but there is no dedicated online sharing like rosters has.
 
# 2 coogrfan @ 05/09/11 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by TheTruth437
How do you know that the limit of plays is 377? I saw the video and it looks like the max amount of plays might be 400. It would make sense that Madden and NCAA would have the same play limit of 400.
As I understand it you're both correct. The limit is 400 plays-but that includes 23 universal special teams and goalline plays that you cannot customize.
 
# 3 blkrptnt819 @ 05/09/11 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by coogrfan
As I understand it you're both correct. The limit is 400 plays-but that includes 23 universal special teams and goalline plays that you cannot customize.
So r u saying that we can't choose between regular goalline and say goalline power I? And where did you get the additional info?
 
# 4 georgiafan @ 05/09/11 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by blkrptnt819
So r u saying that we can't choose between regular goalline and say goalline power I? And where did you get the additional info?
You can't change the type of goaline, but you could start with a base playbook and remove all the formations except goaline.
 
# 5 coogrfan @ 05/09/11 03:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by blkrptnt819
So r u saying that we can't choose between regular goalline and say goalline power I? And where did you get the additional info?
The folks over at The Gaming Tailgate were given the go ahead by EA to start answering custom playbook questions.

http://www.thegamingtailgate.com/for...stom-Playbooks

As for your question, yes you can. I'll let the TGT guys explain:

Q: I know the goal line formation is locked, but can you choose which goal line formation to use? in NCAA 11 there were about 2 or 3 different goal line formations(tight, normal, power I, etc..).

A: No. The only way to choose which goalline formation you wish to use would be to start with that team's base playbook (ie start with Florida to get the Wishbone goalline).

Q: So the answer is actually Yes. Just make sure to pick the team's Base playbook with the goalline formation you want. The way I understand it you could then delete the rest of the entire playbook and insert an entirely different playbook and still keep the "special" goalline formation.

A: You are correct... you just can't modify the goalline further once you're inside customizing that playbook.
 
# 6 coogrfan @ 05/09/11 04:04 PM
  • Total plays - The max number is 377, but it varies between 370-377 based on the teams base playbook.
  • Playbooks - 15 on offense 15 on defense
  • 40 formations total
  • Can be used in Online Dynasty and ranked/unranked online games
  • Goalline and Special teams are in each playbook
  • The max number of formations will depend on the playbook
 
# 7 blkrptnt819 @ 05/09/11 04:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coogrfan
The folks over at The Gaming Tailgate were given the go ahead by EA to start answering custom playbook questions.

http://www.thegamingtailgate.com/for...stom-Playbooks

As for your question, yes you can. I'll let the TGT guys explain:

Q: I know the goal line formation is locked, but can you choose which goal line formation to use? in NCAA 11 there were about 2 or 3 different goal line formations(tight, normal, power I, etc..).

A: No. The only way to choose which goalline formation you wish to use would be to start with that team's base playbook (ie start with Florida to get the Wishbone goalline).

Q: So the answer is actually Yes. Just make sure to pick the team's Base playbook with the goalline formation you want. The way I understand it you could then delete the rest of the entire playbook and insert an entirely different playbook and still keep the "special" goalline formation.

A: You are correct... you just can't modify the goalline further once you're inside customizing that playbook.
Thank you soooo much. I really needed this info.
 
# 8 blkrptnt819 @ 05/09/11 04:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coogrfan
  • Total plays - The max number is 377, but it varies between 370-377 based on the teams base playbook.
  • Playbooks - 15 on offense 15 on defense
  • 40 formations total
  • Can be used in Online Dynasty and ranked/unranked online games
  • Goalline and Special teams are in each playbook
  • The max number of formations will depend on the playbook
Dude you r a wealth of knowledge. One more question. Once you pick a playbook to customize r u bound by it's methodology? I.e. I would pick VaTech's playbook to have goalline power I. Do I now have to have a pro style playbook? I will read further when I get off work.
 
# 9 coogrfan @ 05/09/11 04:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by blkrptnt819
Dude you r a wealth of knowledge. One more question. Once you pick a playbook to customize r u bound by it's methodology? I.e. I would pick VaTech's playbook to have goalline power I. Do I now have to have a pro style playbook? I will read further when I get off work.
Q: does that also mean that some of the mostly style specific plays will be locked to only those specific base style playbooks? for example, Air Raid playbooks tend to have more Mesh, Shallow crosses, stick, etc. plays, while other playbooks did not have them(not as many at least) despite having the exact formation. I hope that made sense.

A: Regarding the style definition, it's been too long and been too many different versions that we've seen but if I remember correctly, you can define the playbooks "style" but I could be misremembering that.

As for specific plays, no, you're not locked to specific plays/formations based on your style. If you so wanted, you could have a Flexbone playbook with every 5WR formation added on. EA wanted to give the user complete control over their destiny regarding this feature... any limitations they wanted them to be ones you put on yourself (or your OD commissioner puts on you).

If you have any more questions the guys are awnsering them as I type this at the link I posted.
 
# 10 rollinphat @ 05/09/11 04:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coogrfan
  • Total plays - The max number is 377, but it varies between 370-377 based on the teams base playbook.
  • Playbooks - 15 on offense 15 on defense
  • 40 formations total
  • Can be used in Online Dynasty and ranked/unranked online games
  • Goalline and Special teams are in each playbook
  • The max number of formations will depend on the playbook
I don't understand what is meant by 15 on offense and 15 on defense?
does that mean that I can have 15 custom playbooks at a time?

and by 40 formations total?
does that mean that I can have 40 formations for offense or is that 40 formations for my offense and defense combined?

nevermind...i figured it out.
that's what i get for trying to work and read on here at the same time.
 
# 11 BenGerman @ 05/09/11 04:37 PM
The great thing about Custom Playbooks, is that I'll be able to play to the strengths of my team. I'm not one to recruit based on a system, but rather build a system around the players. So I'm probably going to go with a different system based on the team I have. Mostly I think I'll stick to a Ace formations, and the Play Action.
 
# 12 rollinphat @ 05/09/11 04:40 PM
I'm going to be honest...
I thought we'd only be able to choose 19 or 20 formations per book.

Well done EA!
 
# 13 georgiafan @ 05/09/11 04:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rollinphat
I don't understand what is meant by 15 on offense and 15 on defense?
does that mean that I can have 15 custom playbooks at a time?

and by 40 formations total?
does that mean that I can have 40 formations for offense or is that 40 formations for my offense and defense combined?

nevermind...i figured it out.
that's what i get for trying to work and read on here at the same time.
it's up to 15 diffrent types of playbooks you can create
 
# 14 blkrptnt819 @ 05/09/11 05:07 PM
I just got off the TGT site and all my questions were answered. Well except defensive playbooks but that will come tonight. My playbook has been ready for months now.
 
# 15 blkrptnt819 @ 05/09/11 05:37 PM
I'm just happy the ppl that wanted certain plays locked under certain playbook types didn't get their way.
 
# 16 jjsmitty34 @ 05/09/11 05:37 PM
This is the type of addon the up's my hype meter...
 
# 17 CM Hooe @ 05/09/11 05:38 PM
Oh happy day. This is good stuff. Bravo, EA.

One question though, can a custom playbook be set as a team's active playbook in an online dynasty for purposes of pre-setting formation substitutions?
 
# 18 moylan1234 @ 05/09/11 05:41 PM
This is probably a stupid question, but these playbooks will be tied to our user profile like stadium sounds right? so we can make changes mid-dynasty?
 
# 19 MizzouBravesFan @ 05/09/11 05:41 PM
Can't wait...mix and matching everything...Flexbone, Spread, Pistol, Ace packages...oh yes...
 
# 20 Roggie @ 05/09/11 06:02 PM
Time for me to make my dream Pistol playbook.
 

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