Welcome to the 25th Jedi Draft... Thanks to @Bardan_Jusik and @TheSilentInfluence for supporting us and allowing us to stay in the SWC. We continue the tradition of drafts that has expanded our fandom and given us great enjoyment through drafting and arguing for our favorite characters. I'd like to continue with the past tradition of recognizing our founder @Darth-Horax In our last draft, @DarkEagle won the day in a team battle against another great draft veteran @Mikaboshi. Both GMs had tremendous Dark Side teams that gave our judges a lot to think about. In the end Darth Caedus and Darth Bane beat out Darth Sidious and Darth Krayt. I'm extremely excited to see the interest in this draft from the mighty veterans. To the new players, please look at past drafts and get a feel for the game. I cannot stress this enough. Two of our outstanding rookies will compete again which is great news. Of course, any and all questions will be answered to help you out. Rules: I'm continuing to rip these off from heels. 1. VIPs - Colors - Titles: The winner of the Jedi Draft will be awarded VIP status and colors for the duration of one week. 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. It is understood that, in between and waiting for picks, we will banter back and forth - just remember to tie it up at some point and point the discussion back in the direction of the next pick and/or match. 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. I will be unavailable in the last week of August though. I'm sure we can old off for a week. == 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 Vader Round 2: 1. Team Vader 2. Team Ewok 3. Team Palpy 4. Team Satele We went ten rounds in the last draft, but since we might have 12 GMs we can discuss a shorter roster to eliminate picking at scraps by the later rounds. There will be no bench, all 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 Match-ups 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. Pick Two List and Natural Trumps - you will see on the draft board that you have a list from which you can "pick two" in place of your normal selection. Once you select those two together, they are forever bound, and must always be trumped. Likewise, you will see some pre-selected trumps that we have listed - again, these only count as one pick, but they cannot be separated. When sending in your numbers, these natural and pick two trumps only count as number, and do not carry the auto-forfeit. == 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: -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. Darth Bane, with prep, receives his Orbalisk armor. Without prep, he does not have it. Exar Kun, with prep, recives his amulets, Without prep, he doesn't get them. == Weapons: Those who are known to only use double-bladed saber will use their double-blade for every match, and will be able to bring an additional 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 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. == Locations: When each match is announced, a corresponding location will be announced. All 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 5-5? 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. Doubting this? See Skywalker and Jordan from last draft. 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) 22. 2014: Only a Bith Deals In Absolutes (Winner: Point Given) 23. 2015: Play Us Out Max Rebo (Winner: DarthIntegral) 24. 2016: I will finish what Horax started (Winner: DarkEagle) And finally, This draft is, and has traditionally been, a whole lot of fun - it is made so by active users. We will have 12 GM spots, and 3 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. With that, we have room for one more GM. Commish: Darth_Furio Judge 1: Darth_Furio Judge 2: Evil Incarnate Judge 3: Yodamich GMs: 1. cubman987 2. Point Given 3. Dark Eagle 4. Skywalker_T-65 5. Mikaboshi 6. DarthIntegral 7. PRENNTACULAR 8. The Vangaurd 9. RX_Sith 10. Wang Chi 11. Anakin.Skywalker 12. Here's the list. Adalric Cessius Brandl Ahsoka Tano (Fulcrum) Ajunta Pall Alema Rar Alora Anakin Solo Anakin Skywalker Anoon Bondara Antinnis Tremayne An'ya Kuro (Dark Woman) Arca Jeth Arcann Asaak Dan Asajj Ventress Azlyn Rae Bant Eerin Bastila Shan Ben Skywalker Boc Aseca Brakiss Cade Skywalker Callista Ming Celeste Morne Cilghal Corran Horn Cronal (Blackhole/Shadowspawn) Dace Diath Daeshara'cor Daiman Darovit Darrus Jeht Darth Cognus Darth Krayt Darth Kruhl Darth Maladi Darth Malak Darth Malgus Darth Marr Darth Maul Darth Plagueis Darth Sidious Darth Sion Darth Stryfe Darth Traya Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku) Darth Vader Darth Vitiate Darth Wyyrlok (III) Darth Zannah Dasariah Kothos Dass Jennir Desann Devan For'deschel Drake Lo'gaan Drok Duron Qel-Droma Echuu Shen-Jon Eldon Ax Elke Vetter Empatojayos Brand Etain Tur-Mukan Exal Kressh Exar Kun Fable Astin Fay Feln Ferus Olin Finn Galfridian Fortris Gall Fy-Tor-Ana Galen Marek (novel) Ganner Rhysode Gantoris Gethzerion Githany Glaive Gnost Dural Gorc Grand Inquisitor Haazen Halagad Ventor Hardin Hethrir Jaden Korr Jafer Torles Jaesa Wilsaam Jai Maruk Jaina Solo Jastus Farr Jax Pavan Jeng Droga Joclad Danva Johun Othone Jon Antilles Jorak Uln Jorus C'baoth Joruus C'baoth Kai Justiss Kam Solusar Kaox Krul Kar Vastor Kavar Kazdan Paratus Kenth Hamner Kento Marek Kerra Holt Kiel Charny Kira Carsen Kirana Ti Kirlocca Klin-Fa Gi Knol Ven'nari Koffi Arana Kol Skywalker Kyle Katarn Kylo Ren Kyp Durron K'Kruhk Lana Beniko Lanius Qel-Bertuk Lar Le'Ung Leia Organa Solo Lomi Plo Lord Nyax Lord Scourge Lucien Draay Ludo Kressh Luke Skywalker Lumiya Mace Windu Malorum Mander Zuma Mara Jade Skywalker Marasiah Fel Maris Brood Maw Ma'kis'shaalas Meetra Surik (Exile) Mical Mira Mother Talzin (Nightsister) Nat Skywalker Nejaa Halcyon Nelani Dinn Nico Diath Obi-Wan Kenobi Octa Ramis Odan-Urr Odion Olaris Rhea Orgus Din Oss Wilum Pernicar Picaroon C. Boodle (Pic) 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 Rey Roan Fel Roan Shryne Roblio Darte Rojo Trace Ronhar Kim Saarai Saba Sebatyne Sa Cuis Saes Rrogon Sarasu Taalon Sariss Sarro Xaj Satele Shan Savage Opress Sayar Dun'La Sedriss QL Senya Tirall Serra Keto Set Harth Shaak Ti Sha Koon Shak'Weth Sharad Hett Shigar Konshi Shoaneb Culu Sia-Lan Wezz Sian Jeisel Sigel Dare Sirak Sora Bulq Streen Supreme Leader Snoke Sylvar Tamith Kai Te Corso Teneb Kel Tenel Ka Thann Mithric Thexan Tholme Tohno Toki Tollivar Tol Skorr Treis Sinde Tresina Lobi Tr'a Saa Tyvokka Ulic Qel-Droma Uthar Wynn Valin Horn Vaylin Vergere Vialco Vil Kothos Vima-Da-Boda Vima Sunrider Visas Marr Viun Gaalan Vodo Siosk-Bass Vrook Lamar Worror Dowmat X1 X2 Xalex Xamar Xat Hracken Ylenic It'kla Yoda Yun Yuthura Ban Zayne Carrick Zekk Zez-Kai Ell Zonder Zule Xiss Tandems (Natural Trumps): Tahiri Veila/Ikrit Antares Draco/Ganner Krieg Cay Qel-Droma/Tott Donneta Nomi Sunrider/Thon Jolee Bindo/Juhani Bao-Dur/Atton Rand Lord Hoth/Valenthyne Farfalla Scout/Whie Malreaux Lowbacca/Tesar Sebatyne Aryn Leneer/Ven Zallow Wolf Sazen/Shado Vao Atris/Brianna Darth Talon/Darth Nihl Aleema Keto/Satal Keto Jerec/Sariss Lord Quordis/Lord Kopecz Lord Kaan/Lord Kas'im Gavar Khai/Vestara Khai Desann/Tavion Axmis Ezra Bridger/Kanan Jarrus 5th Brother/7th Sister Pick 2: Aayla Secura Adi Gallia Agen Kolar Coleman Trebor Bultar Swan Cin Drallig Depa Billaba Eeth Koth Even Piell Foul Moudama Jocasta Nu Ki-Adi Mundi Kit Fisto Luminara Unduli Nahdar Vebb Oppo Rancisis Pablo Jill Plo Koon Pong Krell Roron Corobb Saesee Tiin Siri Tachi Stass Allie Tsui Choi Voolif Monn Yarael Poof Yaddle Zett Jukassa Aurra Sing Barriss Offee Darth Andeddu Darth Angral Darth Azard Darth Bandon Darth Baras Darth Chratis Darth Desolus Darth Havok Darth Jadus Darth Karrid Darth Kruhl Darth Maleval Darth Nyriss Darth Phobos Darth Scabrous Freedon Nadd Lord Adraas Marka Ragnos Naga Sadow Tulak Hord Rosh Penin Komari Vosa Sev'rance Tann Xanatos And, as always - if you have questions regarding a character, please contact me or a judge prior to your drafting them - no changes will be made after the fact. Following the first pick, please tag the next person in line, and each pick has 24 hours. Missed picks go to the end of the round, 2 missed picks means you're out. Judges Evil Incarnate and Yodaminch, if you could also help make sure the board is updated every few picks. I'll do my best to keep an eye on it. Additionally, myself and the judges will provide at least one set of breakdowns (no maximum), at their chosen intervals. @KenKenobi We await your response about how you wish to participate in the draft. Gook Luck all.