The Web Boxing League, or "WeBL", is a boxing simulation game run over the Internet. You create fictional fighters and manage their careers. WeBL uses an improved version of the engine for the original Electronic Knockout (EKO) game.
WeBL is a strategy game. You create boxers with particular stats and design fight plans for use against player's other boxers. Fights are simulated off-line and the rules used in that simulation are public, so you can try to design the best possible fight plan for each match-up.
WeBL is pronounced as "WEEBUL".
You begin by creating a stable of fighters. Different fighters have
different abilities like strength, speed,
conditioning, etc. You give each a fighter a name and a description,
just for role-playing, and you choose an appropriate weight division.
Every week, each of your fighters is
against other players' fighters.
You do not have to schedule bouts for your fighters -- bouts
are scheduled automatically by the WeBL server.
You give each of your fighters a fight plan for each fight. Fights are resolved by an off-line simulator. The results include a blow-by-blow account of the fight and how the fight was scored. You do not have to be on-line when the fight takes place -- results are calculated using the fighters' abilities and the fight plans submitted by each manager. WeBL is a game of pure strategy.
Results of every fight
are archived on-line and can be viewed with your web browser.
Successful managers use these results to study their opponents before each
ranked in each weight division and each region, with one fighter
in each division and region designated as the champion. Your
goal is to develop a champion in your region, have him designated as a
"contender", and then win a world title.
Between bouts, managers role-play by issuing
WeBL is currently
free. I run this site, at my own expense, just
for the hell of it :)
A more detailed summary of the game is available
on-line, as well as a glossary,
and complete documentation
with a detailed description of how fights are
Register here if you want to play. You will get a serial number (a password) you can use to create and manager fighters.