There are many ways to play Out of the Park Baseball, but one element that runs through every session of the game is the ability to build a living, breathing world. Whether you want to sim one season or 100 seasons, OOTP allows you to create a baseball world that is constantly in motion, always evolving into its next form. Which teams will see their fortunes rise and fall? Which players will transform themselves from goats into heroes?
One such world is Eugene Church’s Islandian Pro Alliance (IPA). I encourage you to read his dynasty thread and peruse the IPA’s back story, including the cool map he created, but in a nutshell, this is the tale of Ruthlandia and Tycobbia, countries founded in the 1850s by abolitionists who emigrated from the United States to Islandia to escape the intolerance that was about to fuel the Civil War. Immigrants brought baseball to the countries in the 1890s, and by 1920, the sport was so popular that many towns shut down in the afternoons so everyone could attend the local baseball games.