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Games The 2011 Jedi Draft: A New Draft (congratulations, DarkEagle!)

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  1. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Participants

    There are three different types of participants in this (and any) draft game.

    1. The Commissioner

    That would be me. My job here is to enforce the rules, update the draft lists, generate matches, keep the game flowing, randomize draft lists, and handle anything else that comes up that needs to be taken care of.

    2. The GMs

    It's the job of the GMs to assemble their teams through drafting, as well as by using trades and free agency. It's also the job of the GMs to send in numbers (we'll discuss this later), and, optionally (but preferably), argue as to why their character(s) should win their matches.

    3. The Judges

    It's the job of the Judges to, well, judge. They decide who will win matches. They also are encouraged to provide breakdowns of teams and grades for draft picks as the drafting moves along, but this is not required.

    So that's an overview, let's look at the way the draft will work.

    Step 1: The Draft

    Once all the positions are filled, I'll randomize the draft order and post the list from which the GMs will draft their teams. There will be ten rounds of drafting, which of course means that each team will consist of ten characters. The draft order will also reverse after each round. This is so that the people in the lower part of the first round aren't getting the shaft by giving them picks that are closer together.

    Example:

    Round 1
    1. Team A
    2. Team B
    3. Team C
    4. Team D

    Round 2
    1. Team D
    2. Team C
    3. Team B
    4. Team A

    And we'll do ten rounds like that.

    STEP 2: THE MATCHUPS

    Once all ten rounds of drafting are completed, I'll post the first round of matchups. Each GM's squad will face off against another GM's squad. Once the matchups are posted, I'll ask each GM to PM me a set of numbers. Basically what you do here is assign each character on your squad a number from 1 to 8, and when I randomly call, for example, the number 6, whoever you placed at number 6 will square off against whomever the opposing GM placed at number 6. Fairly simple, right?

    Let's look at a hypothetical set of numbers.

    Suppose you had the following team: Luke Skywalker, Mace Windu, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader, Zayne Carrick, Revan, Galen Marek, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Thon. You could send in numbers like so:

    1. Galen Marek
    2. Yoda
    3. Revan
    4. Zayne Carrick
    5. Thon
    6. Mace Windu
    7. Anakin Skywalker
    8. Darth Vader

    That, or any other order you like. Random is fine, too.

    Now, you'll notice that I said that you can assign eight numbers. So why do we have ten rounds of drafting and eight characters per team? Simple. You have to decide on the two characters that you want to sit out the individual battles for that round. GMs can switch which characters they want to sit out, though. In the example above, that hypothetical GM decided to sit out Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But, after that match is over and he is facing off against a different GM, he could decide put those two characters into the match and sit out, say, Thon and Yoda. It's up to the GM to decide which characters would serve him best in the individual battles for that round.

    Not to worry, though. All ten of your characters will participate in team battles, if that becomes necessary.

    A team battle occurs if, after we get through all eight rounds of individual battles, the two squads are deadlocked at four wins apiece. The team battle will then act as a tiebreaker and the winner of that battle will win the match. And team battles are just what they sound like. The judges have to decide which team would win in an all out brawl between every character on both squads.

    OPTIONAL STRATEGIES:

    Here are a couple of different things that
     
  2. JediKnight20043

    JediKnight20043 Jedi Master star 5

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    The draft is now open.

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    Yeah! Let's get this thing going.
     
  3. whiteeagle

    whiteeagle Jedi Master star 6

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  4. Axle-Starweilder

    Axle-Starweilder Jedi Master star 6

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  5. Dinkus_Mayhem

    Dinkus_Mayhem Jedi Master star 3

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    [face_dancing]
     
  6. DarkEagle

    DarkEagle Jedi Master star 4

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  7. Axle-Starweilder

    Axle-Starweilder Jedi Master star 6

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    the eagles have come to roost
     
  8. DarthIntegral

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  9. RX_Sith

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  10. Dinkus_Mayhem

    Dinkus_Mayhem Jedi Master star 3

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    Since registration is slowing down so much, maybe we should change to 8 GMs and take the next few people interested on as Judges?

    Or not, just an idea.
     
  11. Axle-Starweilder

    Axle-Starweilder Jedi Master star 6

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    i was still waiting for wang and taiwo. and who are the judges anyway?





    ...wango taiwo
     
  12. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We don't have any judges yet.
     
  13. whiteeagle

    whiteeagle Jedi Master star 6

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    I remember one time registration took like an hour tops. Of course that was the same draft that got shut down. :p
     
  14. JediMaster1511

    JediMaster1511 Jedi Grand Master star 10

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  15. Axle-Starweilder

    Axle-Starweilder Jedi Master star 6

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    that was one of but many of the drafts that were shut down...
     
  16. KenKenobi

    KenKenobi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm not gonna have a TON of time, but I'm in as a judge as needed.

    Also, chalk me up as someone who thinks Nyax could stay, but Starkiller clones would probably be too much (similar to the Maul doppleganger/clone from Resurrection).

    Viva la Draft!

    Or something. Something like that, yeah.
     
  17. Axle-Starweilder

    Axle-Starweilder Jedi Master star 6

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    the draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaffftt!!!
     
  18. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If we wanna get it going and go with an 8-GM draft, I will drop out of GMing and judge along side Chad OchoKenobi and TLI.
     
  19. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Might not come to that: still waiting to hear back on whether xblackout wants to claim her reserved spot.
     
  20. Axle-Starweilder

    Axle-Starweilder Jedi Master star 6

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    ken, why don't you call her house and find out!
     
  21. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    xblackout is out, so we can start with what we have now and pick up another judge later, switch one to judge and wait to fill the eighth spot, or keep trying for twelve and two more judges.
     
  22. KenKenobi

    KenKenobi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I say we unban SecondBest.

    And then YOU call HIS house, Maxle!
     
  23. Jozy_Oguchi

    Jozy_Oguchi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    oh what the hell, might as well draft
     
  24. Dinkus_Mayhem

    Dinkus_Mayhem Jedi Master star 3

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  25. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If you're still up for it, we can get things rolling now.
     
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