The 13th Jedi Draft: Only a Bith Deals in Absolutes. Congrats to our winner. All hail Point Given!

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  1. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Welcome to the 13th annual (22nd overall) SWC Jedi Draft! Thanks to Bardan_Jusik and the SWC mods for supporting us and giving us a roof over our heads. Shout out to Darth-Horax, the founder and first commish of the Jedi Draft back in 2003, and also to Ghost Jedi, a former champion- both of whom stopped by to say hello in the last incarnation of our draft.

    It has been half past two fortnight since the legendary Mikaboshi rode a fearsome team of Sith to victory in our 12th incarnation, and we now return, back and better than ever. I'm snatching this set of rules from Point Given over from the Starfighter Draft, because they're succinct and apply here as well.

    Rules:

    1. VIPs - Colors - Titles: The winner of the Jedi Draft will be awarded VIP status and colors for the duration of one week. The winner also gets automatic entry and choice of pick position in the next draft. @Mikaboshi - please let me know where you'd like to pick.

    2. Leave Your Problems At the Door: If any personal problems or disputes arise in the midst of the Draft, please refrain from playing them out in the thread. Take care of things outside the Draft, and if problems persist, contact either myself, or one of the Mods, and we'll see what can be done.

    3. Obey the Forum Rules: Talking and discussions is encouraged, so long as nothing gets too heated. Just follow the normal forum rules, (no flaming/spamming/trolling, etc.) and you should be fine. Please respect everyone else in the game; it'll work out better for everyone.

    4. No Replacing the Commissioner: If I'm going to be out for an extended period of time, then I'll arrange for someone to act as temporary Commissioner until I return. GMs and Judges will not take it onto themselves to find a new Commish to fill in if I happen to be absent. But I think I'll be fine in that regard.

    ==
    Here's how the game works:

    Step 1: The Draft

    The draft will be snake-style, for example:

    Round 1:
    1. Team Satele
    2. Team Palpy
    3. Team Ewok
    4. Team Shaq

    Round 2:
    1. Team Shaq
    2. Team Ewok
    3. Team Palpy
    4. Team Satele

    We’ll go EIGHT rounds- for this draft, there will be no bench, all eight combatants will fight, every round. I’ll randomize the draft order after we conclude sign-ups, and the full list of available Jedi and Sith will be made available at that time (if not earlier).

    Step 2: The Matchups

    After each match has started, each GM will have 48 hours to send a PM to me, listing their numbers- this does not need to be in any necessary order. Here is an example:

    You drafted Darth Sidious, Darth Malgus, Darth Bane, Galen Marek, Yarael Poof, Tott Doneeta, Eeth Koth, and Savage Oppress.

    This is an example of what you would send in:

    1. Tott Doneeta (prepared)
    2. Eeth Koth TRUMPED with Darth Malgus
    3. Darth Malgus TRUMPED with Eeth Koth (notice the flip)
    4. Savage Oppress
    5. Yarael Poof
    6. Darth Sidious TRUMPED with Galen Marek
    7. Galen Marek TRUMPED with Darth Sidious
    8. Darth Bane

    If the team lineup is not received within 48 hours, your team lineup will be completely simmed. In this instance, you will forfeit your prep, and no trumps will be auto-created.

    ==
    Trumping:

    Notice the strategy of “trumping.” This can be used as a strategy, but is in no way required- however, should you choose to trump, you must list the trump both ways, as two separate numbers. The first number of the two represented by that trump will be used as the actual trump, and the second will be an auto-forfeit. If two teams match auto-forfeits, that particular individual match will be declared a draw.

    Trumps can be extremely effective, especially if you obtain two characters that have fought together throughout the films or EU extensively - this could play into draft strategies.

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    Prep:

    You also will see that Tott is listed as “prepared.” You have one prep per round (thus, it cannot be used on a full trump), and gives the fighter access to the following: (THIS IS NEW)

    -One extra weapon that can be held with one hand (no crystals, vehicles, death-stars, satellite or remote controlled weapons, god weapons, etc.- be smart)
    -Any extra armor that is desired, with the understanding that speed may be taken into account
    -Any and all knowledge regarding their opponents that they can compile in a 24 hour period (previous battle results, shown weaknesses and tendencies,etc.)

    Prep does not allow bringing any other living beings into the arena, be it pets, buddies, or mothers.

    ==
    Weapons:

    Double-bladed saber users will use their double-blade for every match, and will be able to bring an additional hilted blade into battle when prepared, if so chosen by the GM. Light whip users will use their light whip for each match, and will be able to bring another hilted blade into battle when prepared, if so chosen by the GM.

    Characters that traditionally carry blasters and thermal detonators with them will have access to them without using prep - no rocket launchers, please. This is important - if you have a question about what will be allowed for a character you are interested in, ask me BEFORE you draft them. We avoid any issues down the road that way.

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    Locations:

    When each matchup is announced, a corresponding location will be announced. All eight matches will take place in this location. Locations can be beneficial to certain characters with familiarity, and problematic for others - this should be taken into account when setting up your team and sending in numbers.

    ==
    Team Battles:

    So, you may ask, what happens if we get to 4-4? The answer is a glorious team battle, a giant free-for-all to break the tie. These are quite fun, and while picking, abilities such as battle meditation, etc. can be taken into account as helpful tools, should you ever find yourself in a team battle.

    Step 3: Conferences and Playoffs

    We will have two 5-team conferences. Each team will play every team in their conference, and two teams from the opposite conference. After six matches, ALL teams will enter the playoffs, seeded 1-10 based first on overall match record, second on individual battle records, and third on a coin flip. Seed 7 will face Seed 8, and Seed 9 will face Seed 10 in the "play-in" round. The winner of 7-8 will play the second seed, and the winner of 9-10 will play the top overall seed in the first round of the 8-team tournament. More will be posted on this when we reach that point, but the main point is - don't give up, even if you go 0-6 in the regular season - you still have a fighting chance at a title.

    Here are all of our old drafts, with champions listed, for you to refer to:
    1. "The first annual 2003 Jedi Draft" (Winner: GenMadine)
    2. 2003 Second Installment (Winner: GenMadine)
    3. 2003 Third Installment (Winner: Qui-Gon-Jinn2)
    4. 2004 First (Winner: Corran10584)
    5. 2004 Second (Winner: Gaeri)
    6. 2004 Third (Winner: Saber_Leader)
    7. 2004 Fourth (Winner: Ghost_Jedi)
    8. 2004 Fifth (Winner: Suzuki_Akira)
    9. 2004 Sixth (Winner: EMPEROR_WINDU)
    10. 2005 First (Winner: bburditt)
    11. 2005 Second (Winner: HandofSkywalker86)
    12. 2005 Third (Winner: Mr_Sith)
    13. 2005 Fourth (Winner: Talon_Kenobi)
    14. 2006 First (Winner: KenKenobi)
    15. 2006 Second [Return to SWC!] (Winner: Shadow_of_Durron)
    16. 2007 First (Winner: Shadow_of_Durron)
    17. 2007 Second (Winner: KiwiRogue)
    18. 2007 Third (Winner: KenKenobi)
    19. 2010: Return of the Jedi Draft (Winner: xblackout)
    20. 2011: A New Draft (Winner: DarkEagle)
    21. 2013: Return of the Revenge of the Draft (Winner: Mikaboshi)
    =
    And finally, a brief word from me- this draft is, and has traditionally been, a whole lot of fun - it is made so by active users. We will have 10 GM spots, and 2 additional judging spots - when you do commit to a GM spot, just recognize that it may take a few minutes a week to drop in and check on your team, throw in an argument or two, or send in numbers.

    Those who wish to be judges will need to PM me before they will be named.

    With that, sign-ups officially open:

    GMs:
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.

    Judges:
    1. Heels (Commish)
    2.
    3.

    And some tags:
    @The Great No One, @The Loyal Imperial, @Point Given, @Skywalker_T-65, @Darth_Furio, @Yodaminch, @KenKenobi, @LloydChristmas, @DarkEagle
    Last edited by heels1785, Mar 14, 2014
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  2. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Last edited by heels1785, Mar 14, 2014
  3. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    GMs:
    1.
    2.
    3. Skywalker
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.


    Let's see how things go this time :p
  4. Darth_Furio Force Ghost

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    GMs:
    1.
    2.
    3. Skywalker
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8. Darth_Furio
    9.
    10.


    I"m so happy. :p
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  5. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Now that I know what I'm doing. Just a note, I'll be away this weekend until Sunday night. I can't imagine it'll affect the actual drafting process though.

    GMs:
    1.
    2.
    3. Skywalker
    4.
    5.
    6. Point Given
    7.
    8. Darth_Furio
    9.
    10.
  6. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    You'll be good- Trim's away for a bit too, I think, don't expect us to begin drafting until Monday, most likely. Thanks, PG. (and everyone who has signed up!)
  7. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 10, 2009
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    GMs:
    1. DarkEagle
    2.
    3. Skywalker
    4.
    5.
    6. Point Given
    7.
    8. Darth_Furio
    9.
    10.

    Question: We're doing 8 rounds this time, yes (we did 10 last time)?
    Last edited by DarkEagle, Mar 14, 2014
  8. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Yeah, we're going to go 8, and only 6 rounds until playoffs. The goal is to keep things flowing fast in the way Point Given and TLI have with the Starfighter Draft in the past, and not hit the lulls we did last go round.

    If it moves too quickly, then we'll go back to a longer draft and competition in the next one.
  9. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    Jul 12, 2005
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    [face_dancing]

    GMs:
    1. DarkEagle
    2.
    3. Skywalker
    4.
    5. Mikaboshi
    6. Point Given
    7.
    8. Darth_Furio
    9.
    10.
  10. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Welcome back champ!

    (P.S. - sorry I dropped the ball on your colors. If you win this time, you'll definitely get them :p)
  11. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Jul 13, 2005
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    Debating if I want to judge or GM ...
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  12. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    1. DarkEagle
    2. The Loyal Imperial
    3. Skywalker
    4.
    5. Mikaboshi
    6. Point Given
    7.
    8. Darth_Furio
    9.
    10.
  13. Jordan1Kenobi Host of EUC Battle of... Games

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    Hmm, since I'm already a GM in the comic book draft, I'm wondering if I should be a judge here or not.
  14. whiteeagle Force Ghost

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    Dec 24, 2004
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    1. Dark Eagle
    2. The Loyal Imperial
    3. Skywalker
    4.
    5. Mikaboshi
    6. Point Given
    7.Whiteeagle
    8. Darth_Furio
    9.
    10.
  15. Yodaminch Force Ghost

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    1. Dark Eagle
    2. The Loyal Imperial
    3. Skywalker
    4.
    5. Mikaboshi
    6. Point Given
    7.Whiteeagle
    8. Darth_Furio
    9. Yodaminch
    10.
  16. Jordan1Kenobi Host of EUC Battle of... Games

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    I'll put myself down as a GM before the spaces run out, but if you really need a judge, I could always give my GM spot to someone else.

    1. Dark Eagle
    2. The Loyal Imperial
    3. Skywalker
    4. Jordan1Kenobi
    5. Mikaboshi
    6. Point Given
    7.Whiteeagle
    8. Darth_Furio
    9. Yodaminch
    10.
  17. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Trimaj is going to judge. One GM spot, one judge spot open.

    Inty, the choice is yours at the moment.
  18. CrazyOldHermit Force Ghost

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    Put me down for the last GM spot.
    Last edited by CrazyOldHermit, Mar 14, 2014
  19. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    *should really be asleep right now*

    1. Dark Eagle
    2. The Loyal Imperial
    3. Skywalker
    4. Jordan1Kenobi
    5. Mikaboshi
    6. Point Given
    7.Whiteeagle
    8. Darth_Furio
    9. Yodaminch
    10. CrazyOldHermit


    There, everything is nice and tidy...and OMG we filled the list in a single day :p
  20. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    That is impressive, guys. I'll get the list up later today.
  21. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Well, I suppose that makes the choice for me, if you'd like me to judge
  22. KenKenobi Force Ghost

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    INTYYY WHY DID YOU NOT GM I am disappoint
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  23. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

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    Filling the list in a single day isn't all that impressive, we used to fill it in less than a few hours.
  24. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    Sounds good to me, Inty. You and Trim are reliable, that's what I'm looking for.

    As promised, here is the draft list for your review. @Mikaboshi - let me know where you want to pick, and I'll get the draft order generated today as well.

    Aayla Secura
    Adalric Cessius Brandl
    Adi Gallia
    Agen Kolar
    Ahsoka Tano
    Ajunta Pall
    Alema Rar
    Alora
    Anakin Solo
    Anakin Skywalker
    Anoon Bondara
    Antares Draco
    Antinnis Tremayne
    An'ya Kuro (Dark Woman)
    Arca Jeth
    Aryn Leneer
    Asaak Dan
    Asajj Ventress
    Atris
    Atton Rand
    Aurra Sing
    Azlyn Rae
    Bant Eerin
    Bao-Dur
    Barriss Offee
    Bastila Shan
    Ben Skywalker
    Boc Aseca
    Brakiss
    Brianna (Handmaiden)
    Bultar Swan
    Cade Skywalker
    Callista Ming
    Cay Qel-Droma
    Celeste Morne
    Cilghal
    Cin Drallig
    Coleman Trebor
    Corran Horn
    Cronal (Blackhole/Shadowspawn)
    Dace Diath
    Daeshara'cor
    Daiman
    Darovit
    Darrus Jeht
    Darth Andeddu
    Darth Angral
    Darth Azard
    Darth Bandon
    Darth Baras
    Darth Caedus
    Darth Chratis
    Darth Cognus
    Darth Desolous
    Darth Havok
    Darth Jadus
    Darth Karrid
    Darth Krayt
    Darth Kruhl
    Darth Maladi
    Darth Malak
    Darth Maleval
    Darth Malgus
    Darth Maul
    Darth Nihl
    Darth Nyriss
    Darth Phobos
    Darth Plagueis
    Darth Scabrous
    Darth Sidious
    Darth Sion
    Darth Stryfe
    Darth Talon
    Darth Traya
    Darth Vader
    Darth Vitiate
    Darth Wyyrlok (III)
    Darth Zannah
    Dasariah Kothos
    Dass Jennir
    Depa Billaba
    Desann
    Devan For'deschel
    Drake Lo'gaan
    Drok
    Duron Qel-Droma
    Echuu Shen-Jon
    Eeth Koth
    Eldon Ax
    Elke Vetter
    Empatojayos Brand
    Etain Tur-Mukan
    Even Piell
    Exal Kressh
    Exar Kun
    Exile
    Fable Astin
    Fay
    Feln
    Ferus Olin
    Finn Galfridian
    Fortris Gall
    Foul Moudama
    Freedon Nadd
    Fy-Tor-Ana
    Galen Marek/Starkiller (novel incarnation ONLY)
    Ganner Krieg
    Ganner Rhysode
    Gantoris
    Gavar Khai
    Gethzerion
    Githany
    Glaive
    Gnost Dural
    Gorc
    Haazen
    Halagad Ventor
    Hardin
    Hethrir
    Ikrit
    Jaden Korr
    Jafer Torles
    Jaesa Wilsaam
    Jai Maruk
    Jaina Solo
    Jastus Farr
    Jax Pavan
    Jeng Droga
    Jerec
    Jocasta Nu
    Joclad Danva
    Johun Othone
    Jolee Bindo
    Jon Antilles
    Jorak Uln
    Jorus C'baoth
    Joruus C'baoth
    Juhani
    Kai Justiss
    Kam Solusar
    Kao Cen Darach
    Kaox Krul
    Kar Vastor
    Kavar
    Kazdan Paratus
    Kenth Hamner
    Kento Marek
    Kerra Holt
    Ki-Adi-Mundi
    Kiel Charny
    Kira Carsen
    Kirana Ti
    Kirlocca
    Kit Fisto
    Klin-Fa Gi
    Knol Ven'nari
    Koffi Arana
    Kol Skywalker
    Komari Vosa
    Kyle Katarn
    K'Kruhk
    Lanius Qel-Bertuk
    Lar Le'Ung
    Leia Organa Solo
    Lomi Plo
    Lord Adraas
    Lord Hoth
    Lord Kaan
    Lord Kas'im
    Lord Kopecz
    Lord Nyax
    Lord Qordis
    Lord Scourge
    Lowbacca
    Lucien Draay
    Ludo Kressh
    Luke Skywalker
    Luminara Unduli
    Lumiya
    Mace Windu
    Malorum
    Mander Zuma
    Mara Jade Skywalker
    Marasiah Fel
    Maris Brood
    Marka Ragnos
    Maw
    Ma'kis'shaalas
    Mical
    Mira
    Mother Talzin (Nightsister)
    Naga Sadow
    Nahdar Vebb
    Nat Skywalker
    Nejaa Halcyon
    Nelani Dinn
    Nico Diath
    Nomi Sunrider
    Octa Ramis
    Odan-Urr
    Odion
    Olaris Rhea
    Oppo Rancisis
    Orgus Din
    Oss Wilum
    Pablo-Jill
    Pernicar
    Picaroon C. Boodle (Pic)
    Plo Koon
    Pong Krell
    Qrrrl Toq
    Querdan Dei
    Qui-Gon Jinn
    Quinlan Vos
    Qu Rahn
    Q'Anilia
    Raana Tey
    Rachi Sitra
    Rahm Kota
    Rasi Tuum
    Raskta Lsu
    Raynar Thul
    Relin Druur
    Revan
    Roan Fel
    Roan Shryne
    Roblio Darte
    Rojo Trace
    Ronhar Kim
    Roron Corobb
    Rosh Penin
    Saarai
    Saba Sebatyne
    Sa Cuis
    Saesee Tiin
    Saes Rrogon
    Sarasu Taalon
    Sariss
    Sarro Xaj
    Satele Shan
    Savage Opress
    Sayar Dun'La
    Sedriss QL
    Serra Keto
    Set Harth
    Sev'rance Tann
    Shaak Ti
    Shado Vao
    Sha Koon
    Shak'Weth
    Sharad Hett
    Shigar Konshi
    Shoaneb Culu
    Sia-Lan Wezz
    Sian Jeisel
    Sigel Dare
    Sirak
    Siri Tachi
    Sora Bulq
    Stass Allie
    Streen
    Sylvar
    Tahiri Veila
    Tamith Kai
    Tavion Axmis
    Te Corso
    Teneb Kel
    Tenel Ka
    Tesar Sebatyne
    Thann Mithric
    Tholme
    Thon
    Tohno
    Toki Tollivar
    Tol Skorr
    Tott Doneeta
    Treis Sinde
    Tresina Lobi
    Tr'a Saa
    Tsui Choi
    Tulak Hord
    Tyvokka
    Uthar Wynn
    Valenthyne Farfalla
    Valin Horn
    Ven Zallow
    Vergere
    Vestara Khai
    Vialco
    Vil Kothos
    Vima-Da-Boda
    Vima Sunrider
    Vindican
    Visas Marr
    Viun Gaalan
    Vodo Siosk-Bass
    Voolvif Monn
    Vrook Lamar
    Whie Malreaux
    Wolf Sazen
    Worror Dowmat
    X1
    X2
    Xalex
    Xamar
    Xanatos
    Xat Hracken
    Yaddle
    Yarael Poof
    Ylenic It'kla
    Yoda
    Yun
    Yuthura Ban
    Zayne Carrick
    Zekk
    Zett Jukassa
    Zez-Kai Ell
    Zonder
    Zule Xiss
  25. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i can't even count how many of these i missed out on because it was filled almost as soon as it was posted.
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