Ab Initio Games & Software Simulations

Interactive Sports, Historical & Sci-Fi Games

Thirty Years of Online & Postal Play - 1986 - 2016

Rules and Newsletters

This page contains any downloads of rulebooks, rules updates and so forth for our various games. These are sent to players as standard on joining games, or to existing players when they are issued, but we have also posted them here so that players who play by email can simply download them themselves. All of these files are Adobe PDF format - click on the link shown if you need to download Adobe Reader (it's free).

To download each file simply right click on the link and select the "Save As" option.

Rulebooks
Gameplan - Basic Version 2.15 Rulebook - Basic Guide PDF
Gameplan - Rosters Version 2.15 Rulebook - Rosters Guide PDF
Gameplan - Playbook Version 2.15 Rulebook - Playbook PDF
Gameplan - Advanced Version 2.15 Rulebook - Advanced PDF
Gameplan Baseball

Version 4.2 Rulebook (26th June 2005)

PDF
Gridiron Stats Version 4.2 Rulebook PDF
Hoopplan Advanced Version 2.1 Rulebook PDF
Hoopplan Coach Version 2.1 Rulebook PDF
Raceplan Advanced Version 2.0 Rulebook PDF
Play On - Basic Rulebook (Basic rules) PDF
Play On - Strategy Rulebook (Hints & Tips - essential reading for new coaches in Play On) PDF
Play On - Advanced Rulebook (Stuff we think you can skip at the start but might want to know once you get stuck in) PDF
Play On - Setup Rulebook (Rules for new leagues setting up from scratch in Play On)
Rugby Stats Version 3.2 Basic (Introductory) Rulebook PDF
Rugby Stats Version 3.2 Advanced (Full) Rulebook PDF
Slamdunk Version 2.0 Rulebook PDF
Slapshot Version 2.0 Rulebook PDF
Australian Empires

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Cricket Stats

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Dark Age

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Empires

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
European Empires

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Play On

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Rugby League Breakout

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Soccer Stats

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Speculate

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Star Chase

Link to Sidetracks website

PDF
Rules Updates
Gameplan

Version 2.17 Update issue 3 (4th November 2005)

PDF
Gameplan Baseball

Version 4.2 Update (26th June 2005)

PDF
Gameplan Baseball Version 4.4 Update (10th January 2010) PDF
Raceplan

Version 2.1/2.3 Update ( 26th May 2005)

PDF
Development Newsletters
Gameplan Baseball Development Newsletter - December 2008 PDF
General Information
House Rules General House Rules for Ab Initio Games PDF
Sending Orders

Instructions on submitting orders via the Active Website 

PDF
 

For more information please contact: Danny McConnell, 49 Westpoint, Shortlands Grove, Bromley, Kent, BR2 0ND, United Kingdom. Email: danny@pbmsports.com

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