The 'Average Joe' Draft Trial Version (EF was taken to trial and won ... the draft)

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  1. The_Chim Force Ghost

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    Jul 16, 2001
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    Do you have what it takes to become the Ultimate Average Joe?

    Ok so you?re tired of single characters being team killers? You?re tired of ridiculous super powers? You?re tired of drafting the characters that will be able to compete to win and not the regular characters that you want to pick to win? Well then, maybe this draft is for you since we have none of that here. So go ahead and try his one on for size. This draft is gonna run a little differently than the others being that it is a trial. We are doing a mini trial/trail run for now just to see how she runs. So I am assuming that with only 8 GM slots open we will get mostly drafting oldbies that know the rules and can keep this moving really fast.


    I debated even stealing/posting this but it?s a draft so it deserves it. So for those of you familiar with the Draft Game, feel free to skip reading the rest of this post, and just sign up. For those of you unfamiliar, we'll provide a quick synopsis of how to participate and all that jazz. So I will ask it again, do you have what it takes? Chim does, so join him. Now onto business...




    The Participants

    There are three types of participants in this draft: The Commissioner, The Judges, and the GMs.

    The Commish: That's me! It's my job to make sure the draft runs smoothly. I take care of the draft list, randomize the draft order, call the matches, and keep track of the winners. I also have an open PM box for questions, complaints, and bad jokes. Also bribes.

    The Judges: There are three of these. It's their job to decide who wins the matches. They (sometimes) listen to arguments from GMs, and (sometimes) provide breakdowns on their reactions to picks during the drafting process. Also to take bribes.

    The GMs: That's you. There are only 8 of these this go around. It's their job to assemble a good team(or bad, it's up to you). It's also their job to send in numbers (which we'll talk about in a bit), and to "pimp" their team in the eyes of the judges.

    Assembling a Team

    The bulk of the job of a GM, and the bulk of this game, is assembling the teams. This is done, mainly, through a drafting process. Once sign-ups are finished, a draft order will be published. When it is a GM's turn to pick, they should post in this thread the character they wish to select for their team. Be warned, however, that you only have 24-hours to select a character, so it is often a good idea to send a PM to the commish with a selection or two that you would like to make if your turn to pick is coming up soon and you might not be on. If your time expires, you will be "bumped" to the end of the round. If you are bumped twice during the process, you can be removed from the game.

    The draft order is reversed at the end of each round. So, if it begins this way:

    Team A
    Team B
    Team C
    Team D

    Then the next round, it will go

    Team D
    Team C
    Team B
    Team A

    And, we do that for 8 rounds.

    The other ways to fill rosters for teams is through free agency and trades. Free agency occurs only in periods specified by the commish. During these times, you post in the thread a player you are dropping from your team, and a player you are dropping from the available list. To complete a trade, two GMs must agree to the deal, and then both must PM the commish for approval. If the trade is approved, the Commish will post so in the thread. Trades must be x-for-x character in terms of draft picks and characters (i.e. no 3-for-2 trades or anything of the like are allowed, also, there must be at least one character being traded. You may trade a character for a draft pick, for example, but you may not trade a draft pick for another draft pick).

    Competing

    Once the draft is complete, once the 8 GMs sign up, the teams will be divided into two conferences .The teams in these conferences will play round robin, with the top teams advancing to the playoffs. The playoffs then continue in single-elimination until a champion is crowned.

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  2. BartSimpson-SithLord Manager Emeritus

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    Jan 24, 2002
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    GMs
    1. BaSSiL
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.


    Judges
    1. Chim
    2. OPEN JUDGE SPOT
    3. ANOTHER, BUT YET EQUALLY IMPORTANT AND EQUALLY OPEN JUDGE SPOT


    Commish

    1. Chim
  3. Luigi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 10, 2006
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    *BAMF!*

    GMs
    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.


    Judges
    1. Chim
    2. OPEN JUDGE SPOT
    3. ANOTHER, BUT YET EQUALLY IMPORTANT AND EQUALLY OPEN JUDGE SPOT


    Commish

    1. Chim
  4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
  5. whiteeagle Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 24, 2004
    star 6
    GMs
    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3. Eagle
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.


    Judges
    1. Chim
    2. OPEN JUDGE SPOT
    3. ANOTHER, BUT YET EQUALLY IMPORTANT AND EQUALLY OPEN JUDGE SPOT


    Commish
    1. Chim
  6. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
    GMs
    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3. Eagle
    4. Zizz
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.


    Judges
    1. Chim
    2. OPEN JUDGE SPOT
    3. ANOTHER, BUT YET EQUALLY IMPORTANT AND EQUALLY OPEN JUDGE SPOT


    Commish
    1. Chim
  7. The_Chim Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 16, 2001
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    Holy Crow--these things are going like hot cakes! Nice. :cool:

    So Tyi has practically begged me for a Judging spot. I'm skeptical. What do you guys think?
  8. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
    Make him do 35 push-ups to prove himself.
  9. whiteeagle Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 24, 2004
    star 6
    Heh. Begging for a spot . . .
  10. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
  11. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
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    Thanks for doing them for me.
  13. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
    Wait... whaa...?

    How... how did you do that?
  14. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
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    Go go go! Do 'em like an average joe!
  15. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
    Moses said Fo Fo Fo. And he was one away from completing the show.
  16. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Jun 17, 2005
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    Wrathizzle, lol. ;)



    Zizz
    Title: is currently doing 35 push-ups... go go go!
  17. PRENNTACULAR VIP

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2005
    star 6
    GMs
    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3. Eagle
    4. Zizz
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8. PRENn to the IZZo



    Have I won yet?
  18. PRENNTACULAR VIP

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2005
    star 6
    GMs
    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3. Eagle
    4. Zizz
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8. PRENn to the IZZo



    Have I won yet?
  19. The_Chim Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 16, 2001
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    Well you have certainly doubled your chances by double posting!
  20. KiwiRogue Jedi Master

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    Jun 4, 2005
    star 4
    GMs
    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3. Eagle
    4. Zizz
    5. Kiwi
    6.
    7.
    8. PRENN

    Just curious to see how this would go. Don't really expect to do well...
  21. Talon_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    Sep 3, 2003
    star 4

    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3. Eagle
    4. Zizz
    5. Kiwi
    6.
    7.Talon_Kenobi
    8. PRENN
  22. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 19, 2007
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    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3. Eagle
    4. Zizz
    5. Kiwi
    6. The_Loyal_Imperial
    7. Talon_Kenobi
    8. PRENN

    Ahh, why not?
  23. DarthIntegral Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    dammit! I wanted to play this one! oh well
  24. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

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    Aug 20, 2001
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    List of Reserve GMs for When One of the Normal GMs Inevitably Stops Posting and Gets Bumped Nine Times
    1. INTY
    2. ???
    3. Profit
  25. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
    On second thought, go ahead and nab my spot Inty. I should probably try to cut back on these things. :p

    1. BaSSiL
    2. EF
    3. Eagle
    4. Inty
    5. Kiwi
    6. The_Loyal_Imperial
    7. Talon_Kenobi
    8. PRENN
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