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Old 10-28-2021, 10:21 AM   #1
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Custom Playbook in Franchise

What am I missing. How do I use my custom playbook in franchise mode?
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What am I missing. How do I use my custom playbook in franchise mode?

Go to Advanced Settings as you play your game to change playbooks, once changed it should save for future games.



Unfortunately under Schemes you can only choose from one of the 32 NFL coach's playbooks, not custom or playbooks like WestCoast etc.



Because of this, you cannot seem to use Formation Subs for any custom playbooks.
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Because of this, you cannot seem to use Formation Subs for any custom playbooks.
You can, just only for formations that are already in the scheme of the coach you pick on the Coaching Shemes screen.

For example, if you set the scheme to a default playbook that has I Form Pro, and you also have I Form Pro in your custom, you can set formation subs for that formation, and they'll work in game. You just won't have the options to set subs for additional formations that aren't in that default playbook from that screen...you can still set form subs from the playcalling screen in-game, and they'll persist for the rest of that game.

The general advice if you're interested in using form subs with a custom playbook is to start with a default book that contains as many of the formations you plan to use as possible, rather than tearing a book down to the studs and rebuilding from scratch.

Been like this for years.
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You can, just only for formations that are already in the scheme of the coach you pick on the Coaching Shemes screen.

For example, if you set the scheme to a default playbook that has I Form Pro, and you also have I Form Pro in your custom, you can set formation subs for that formation, and they'll work in game. You just won't have the options to set subs for additional formations that aren't in that default playbook from that screen...you can still set form subs from the playcalling screen in-game, and they'll persist for the rest of that game.

The general advice if you're interested in using form subs with a custom playbook is to start with a default book that contains as many of the formations you plan to use as possible, rather than tearing a book down to the studs and rebuilding from scratch.

Been like this for years.

Thanks for the reminder, I actually remember doing just that on past Madden's.



Stupidly forgot, as on recent Madden's I've just cleared a playbook to bare minimum and then added plays to my liking.



Obviously plays I tried to change players in formation subs were not from default playbook I set in team schemes.
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Thanks for the reminder, I actually remember doing just that on past Madden's.



Stupidly forgot, as on recent Madden's I've just cleared a playbook to bare minimum and then added plays to my liking.



Obviously plays I tried to change players in formation subs were not from default playbook I set in team schemes.
Yeah, whether it's a legitimate workaround or not really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're mostly ok with one of the base playbooks, and just wish it had like one or two additional elements, it works pretty well. At the same time, I also totally get the desire to rip a playbook all the way down and build something streamlined from scratch, you're probably only going to end up with about 50% of the forms you can sub.

Then again, I can't think of a time I've wanted to make form subs for more than a few formations here and there (a place to field a depth WR or TE to get them reps, for example).

Where I HAVE found a good use for it is with defensive playbooks when I have multiple guys at the same position that I want to use for different purposes, or when O want to run a true multiple front D, where I'll have pass rushers at both DE and LB, but also have coverage LBs I want in certain situations.

In that instance, you can use the specialist depth chart to your advantage. Like, pick a 4-3 defense as your scheme, add 3-4 front plays to it, set your pass rush LBs as the rush ends, then go manually switch guys back in the form subs you have access to...which will be the 4-3 plays.
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