Games The Comic Book Character Draft ReduX [Ed: That's #10 for those keeping score]

Discussion in 'Community' started by EmpireForever, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Mar 15, 2004
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    Welcome, true believers, to the tenth installment of the Comic Book Character Draft!

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    I am your host, EmpireForever. And you, if you should be so bold, are the player. You will choose your champions. You will compete for the most elusive prize in all of the known universes. To be crowned ultimate champion of the Comic Book Draft!

    The winner of the last draft was: Shadow_of_Durron(his second award!)! As a reward, Shirley got a week of colors and a title, and everyone hated him just that much more. The winner this time can expect the same, as well as enshrinement into the CBD HoF. Those most amazing and wonderful of GMs.

    Speaking of which, here is that Hall of Fame:

    Darth_Deception (Winner of 1st draft)
    SLAVE2 (Winner of 2nd draft)
    Shadow_of_Durron (Winner of 3rd draft)
    BartSimpson_SithLord (Winner of the 4th & 5th drafts)
    Zizz (Winner of 6th draft)
    MandaloreYak(Winner of 7th draft)
    The_Loyal_Imperial (Winner of 8th draft)
    Shadow_of_Durron(Winner of 9th draft)

    Bask in their awesome glow. Cower before their incredible strength of will. Envy their giant statues and monuments erected in their image. Do everything you must to join them!

    For the historical archives of previous tournaments, behold the broken links of a forgotten past!

    Previous draft threads:

    New Game: THE COMIC BOOK CHARACTER DRAFT!
    The Comic Book Draft, Episode II: Attack of the Heroes!
    The Comic Book Draft Episode III: Revenge of the Villains
    The Comic Book Draft Episode IV: A New Mutant
    The Comic Book Draft Episode V: Excelsior!
    The Comic Book Draft Episode VI: Return of the Multiverse
    The Draft Classic: The Comic Book Draft All-Star Draft
    The Comic Book Character Draft Episode VIII: The Secret Draft
    The Comic Book Draft Episode IX: Remaking the Cosmos

    Now, some of you are familiar with these drafts games, and some of you may not be, having newly become a GM. Regardless, these games are fun to play, read, watch, judge, you name it! Let's take a look at how such a thing as a draft is played:

    If you're new to this type of game, don't be put off by the length of this post explaining all the rules. It's as long as it is because I want to make sure that everything is clear to everyone before we get started. It's really not all that complicated when you break it all down. If you think you might be interested, go ahead and sign up, then come back and read up on the rules and procedures. Then, if you think it's all too much for you, (which I don't think it should be for anyone) you can always just say that you're not up to it and vacate your spot.

    Okay, now for how the game works (A lot of you may be familiar with most of this, but I'm going to go into detail for anyone who may be new to the game):

    THE POSITIONS

    Okay, first off, there are three different positions in this draft:

    The Commissioner: (That's me). I get the boring job of randomizing the draft order, posting matchups, and other stuff you don't need to know about, so don't ask. If you have any questions just ask me.

    The Judges
    The judges choose who will win and who will lose. Do not argue with the judges, for they see all and know all. Unless you think your guy should maybe win, they I guess you should argue with them. The judges cast their votes for who they think will win. That's the basic idea. It's pretty basic. I'm going to stop explaining it now. If you are interested you may sign up below.

    The GMs
    Hey, that's you(maybe)! Congratulations, you've decided to be a GM, and are going to participate. It's very simple, you will be in charge of drafting the characters you would like on your team, and sending in numbers when it's time to play the game. What are numbers? I'm so glad you asked. Allow me to explain...

    The Game Process
    A draft takes place in two parts: part 1 is the actual draft, where you and the other GMs select characters from a list to be on your team(like a pick up game of backyard baseball), part 2 is the where we will pit these characters against one another in mortal kombat and ask the question "who would win if Professor X fought Y: The Last Man?". Allow me to take you through the process.

    Step 1: Sign-Ups & The Draft Order
    To begin, I will post a sign-up list(see below), once that list is full, it will look something like this:

    1.Darth_Deception
    2.SLAVE23.Maxle
    4.Bassil
    5.Zizz
    6.Yak
    7.TLI
    8.Shirley

    Once the roster of participants is full, I will randomize the order(it doesn't matter when you sign up, so don't worry if you're the last one), and the new order will look something like this:

    1.Yak
    2.Zizz
    3.TLI
    4.Darth_Deception
    5.Bassil
    6.Shirley
    7.SLAVE2
    8.Maxle

    That done, the player in first position will be on the clock, and the draft will begin. The order flips, or snakes, every round, so the player choosing first in round 1 will pick last in round 2. Example:

    Round 1:

    1.Yak
    2.Zizz
    3.TLI
    4.Darth_Deception
    5.Bassil
    6.Shirley
    7.SLAVE2
    8.Maxle

    Round 2:

    1.Maxle
    2. SLAVE2
    3.Shirley
    4.Bassil
    5.Darth_Deception
    6.TLI
    7Zizz
    8.Yak


    Step 2: The List, Picking, and The Clock
    Once the game begins, each player will have 24 hours on the clock to make their selection. If they don't make a selection within that time frame, the player will be "bumped", and it will become the next player's turn. The player who is bumped will at that point be able to select a character at their next earliest convenience. However, the draft will continue with the next player being able to pick, and, if the next player does pick, the player after that player will be able to and so on, until the bumped party makes their missed pick. Basically, you lose your dibs.

    Picks are made from the list provided. If you do not see a name on the list, that character is unavailable to draft. Picks are made one at a time, unless they are a team pick.

    The list is made up of 2 parts: the regular list and team lists. You make take 1 selection at a time from the regular list, or, if you choose, 2 selections from a certain team list(that is to say, no mixing of the team lists; if a character is on the Teen Titans team list, she cannot be paired with a character from the X-Men list). Taking 2 characters from a team list is the same as 1 character from the regular list. Some characters are already paired together on the regular list; they will look like this: Spider-Man/Black Cat--the slash indicates that these 2 characters are taken as a pair at the cost of 1 pick.

    Step 3: Matchups, Preps, and Trumps
    Once the draft portion of the game is completed(10 rounds), we will move into matchups. Players will send their teams in on a set of numbers from 1-8, leaving 2 of their characters out of play for each matchup(who you decide not to play is up to you, but you must choose 2 of your selections to sideline). I will call out the numbers 1-8 in random order, so that you won't know which number is coming next.

    Once you've decided which 8 you want to play, you have the additional choices of up to 2 preps, and trumping(no more than 4 trumps are allowed).

    Preps:
    You don't have to use preps, but they can be very useful for certain characters. Prepping a character gives them 24 hours of advanced knowledge of who they are fighting, and allows them to create plans, prepare their arsenal, or anything else you think they might be able to do in that 24 hours. Prepped characters are given a tablet like supercomputer, on which will be found information about their opponent, such as known weaknesses and personal history, they will also be provided with DNA samples of their opponents, and a small, insignificant sample of anything their opponent may be vulnerable to(such as kryptonite in the case of a kryptonian) so that they might analyze it. The prepped character will be considered to be in their base of operations for that 24 hour period, and will not be able to enlist the aid of others(unless they happened to be trumped with another character).

    Trumps:
    Trumping characters together allows you to play 2 or 3 characters on 1 number. This is accomplished by forfeiting the other numbers. You will play the characters to be trumped on a number as usual, but you will write that they are trumped with another character. On the other character's number, you will put that they are trumped with the initial character(see the example below). Depending on which number I call first will determine which number you forfeit. If you decide to prep your trump, you will consume both of your preps, so that you cannot prep any other characters. You do not have to trump. Trumps, like preps, are an optional strategy.

    Locations:
    Each matchup will take place in a different location: every time you switch opponents, the location will change. What this has to do with how you play your numbers is up to you as well. Locations are generally neutral, although they may contain an element that a certain character may struggle with(like Namor in the desert).

    After you've decided all that, your team and numbers should look something like this:

    EF's Home for Gifted Youths(creating your own team name is encouraged)
    Fairchild
    Supergirl
    Atom Eve
    Marvel Girl
    Cassandra Cain/Stephanie Brown
    She Hulk
    Freefall
    M(Monet)
    Spider-Woman
    Dazzler/Jubilee

    When you send in your numbers to me, however, they should look something like this:

    1. Fairchild trumped with Freefall
    2. Marvel Girl
    3. M (Monet)
    4. Supergirl
    5. Freefall trumped with Fairchild
    6. Dazzler/Jubilee (prepared)
    7. Atom Eve (prepared)
    8. She Hulk

    Bench:
    Cassandra Cain/Stephanie Brown
    Spider-Woman

    I have chosen to trump Freefall and Fairchild. This means that if I call #1 first, I forfeit #5, and the other team gets the win on that number.

    How you decide who to put on what number, to prep, or to trump, is totally up to you.

    Ties & Team Battles
    Since there are an even amount of numbers to be called, it means that the possibility of a tie exists. If that happens, we will move into a team battle. This is simply all of your characters, to include the benched characters, vs. all of your opponent's characters fighting all at the same time. Teams are considered prepped, and will be able to work together prior to the fight in whatever capacity they are capable of. At this point things like character personalities and general cohesion may be taken into account, so you may want to watch just who it is you're throwing together on the same team(or maybe you don't--that's up to you).

    And that's it. That's all you, as a GM, need to do. Draft your team and choose how to deploy them. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me, and I'm sure the judges have an open PM box as well.

    The Schedule and Playoffs
    The schedule is round robin, meaning you will face each of your fellow GMs one time, for a total of 7-9 matchups. After that, the top 4 teams with the best record will advance to the playoffs.
    The playoffs will be single elimination, and will begin with the #1 seed vs the #4 seed and the #2 seed vs the #3 seed, and so on until the champion is crowned, with a 3rd place bracket for the losers of the first round.

    Tiebreaker Order
    Individual character win-loss
    Head to Head

    And now, my friends, we may begin.


    Sign-Ups
    1.
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    5.
    6.
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    8.
    9.?
    10.?

    Judges
    1.Axle-Starwielder
    2.heels1785
    3.
    Last edited by EmpireForever, Mar 3, 2013
  2. Wang Chi Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2013
    star 1
    I need to have my head examined, getting back into this.

    Judges
    1.Axle-Starwielder
    2.heels1785
    3. Wang Chi

    What up, playas!
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  3. whiteeagle Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 24, 2004
    star 6
  4. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    Wang is here. All is right with the world.
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  5. Wang Chi Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2013
    star 1
    Started lurking for the first time since the move a couple weeks ago and caught up on the b-ball draft. You guys must have sensed my presence or something. The talk of breathing life back into this behemoth started a couple days later.
  6. Benjamin Bunny Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2013
    star 1
    Judges
    1.Axle-Starwielder
    2.heels1785
    3. Wang Chi
    4. whiteeagle
    5. Benjamin Bunny
  7. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    Hang on. BB, do you want to be a player or do you want to judge? I don't care either way just making sure.

    GMs

    1.whiteeagle

    Judges

    1.Axle
    2.Heels
    3.wang
    4.BenjaminBunny
  8. Benjamin Bunny Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Feb 22, 2013
    star 1
    Oh, no! Don't want to judge at all. Sorry for the confusion there.


    GMs

    1. whiteeagle
    2. Benjamin Bunny

    Judges

    1. Axle
    2. Heels
    3. wang
  9. MandaloreYak Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2004
    star 5
    GMs

    1. whiteeagle
    2. Benjamin Bunny
    3. TYI
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.
  10. LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 30, 2012
    star 3
    What the hell is the JOKER standing on. what is that thing and why is it ruining that great piece of comic book art.
  11. Yodaminch Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 6, 2002
    star 5
    GMs

    1. whiteeagle
    2. Benjamin Bunny
    3. TYI
    4. Yodaminch
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.
  12. heels1785 Jedi Draft and Streak for Colors Commissioner

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2003
    star 6
    Talked to Yak throughout the AM, he's away from a computer but I think he's a lock to play.

    Good to see lots of familiar names.
  13. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    Yeah, what the hell, why not

    5. Inty
  14. The_Chim Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 16, 2001
    star 6
    GMs

    1. whiteeagle
    2. Benjamin Bunny
    3. TYI
    4. Yodaminch
    5. Not Inty
    6.
    7. Chim
    8.
    9.
    10.
  15. whiteeagle Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 24, 2004
    star 6
  16. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    Lookin' that way. Lookin' for 2 more.
  17. MandaloreYak Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2004
    star 5
    Oh, for the glory days...
  18. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    sure. why not.

    GMs

    1. whiteeagle
    2. Benjamin Bunny
    3. TYI
    4. Yodaminch
    5. Not Inty
    6. Trimaj
    7. Chim
    8.
    9.
    10.
  19. Hokage_Kalar Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 13, 2009
    star 4
    sure. why not.

    GMs

    1. whiteeagle
    2. Benjamin Bunny
    3. TYI
    4. Yodaminch
    5. Not Inty
    6. Trimaj
    7. Chim
    8. Hokage_Kalar
  20. Hokage_Kalar Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 13, 2009
    star 4
    On a side note I do love how the webpage is much more "polished" now... but the dead links make me sad. Is there a way to get email updates of when people post to this thread or is there an iphone app for this? Sorry, I moved out to Silicon Valley and I'm immersed in apps and tech.
  21. heels1785 Jedi Draft and Streak for Colors Commissioner

    Game Host
    Member Since:
    Dec 10, 2003
    star 6
    Tapatalk is a great app for mobile, also have a tablet-specific version.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
  22. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    you also get alerts in the top right corner for any thread that you're actively wanting to keep track of. soooo...

    i wonder why 9 works and the others don't... strangeness.
    Last edited by Trimaj, Mar 6, 2013
  23. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    Phone...
    Last edited by EmpireForever, Mar 6, 2013
  24. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    All right then, without further ado, let us begin. Inty, would you do the honors?

    Round 1

    1. @DarthIntegral
    2. Whiteeagle
    3. Chim
    4. Yak
    5. Trimaj
    6. Minch
    7. Kalar
    8. Benjamin Bunny

    Round 2
    1. Benjamin Bunny
    2. Kalar
    3. Minch
    4. Trimaj
    5. Yak
    6. Chim
    7. Whiteeagle
    8. Inty

    Items:
    No Infinity Gems
    Zemo will be with Moonstones, and Moonstone is in possession of 1 Moonstone(but currently still has the retained power from the broken one, so that's fair game)
    Quasar is in possession of the quantum bands


    Do me a favor: if you guys see any duplicates let me know. Some people got moved to team lists or vice versa, and in doing this on my phone.

    The List(

    Abomination
    Absorbing Man
    Adam Warlock
    Agent X
    Alexander Luthor, Jr.
    Alexander Nero
    Allen the Alien
    Angela
    Animal Man
    Annihilus
    Ant-Man (Choose version)
    Apocalypse
    Arachne
    Ares
    Asp / Black Mamba
    Atlas (Eric Josten)
    Atom Eve
    Atom Smasher
    Atomic Skull
    Atrocitus
    Aurora/Northstar
    Azrael
    Bane/Ragdoll
    Banshee/Siryn
    Baron Helmut Zemo (w/Moonstones)
    Baron Strucker
    Bastion
    Batgirl
    Batman/Catwoman
    Batwoman/Flamebird (Bette Kane)
    Beta Ray Bill
    Bizzaro
    Black Adam
    Black Bolt
    Black Lightning
    Black Manta
    Black Mask
    Black Panther
    Black Racer / Copperhead
    Black Samson
    Black Tom Cassidy
    Black Widow I / Winter Soldier
    Blackfire
    Blade
    Blade/Morbius
    Blastaar (pre cosmic control rod)
    Blink
    Blockbuster
    Blue Devil
    Boy Blue
    Bullseye/Moonstone
    Burnout
    Cable/Domino
    Callisto/Anna Lee
    Cannonball
    Captain America (Steve Rogers)/Falcon
    Captain Atom
    Captain Britain
    Captain Comet (post crisis only)
    Captain Marvel
    Captain Nazi
    Carnage
    Cassandra Cain/Stephanie Brown
    Cassandra Nova Xavier
    Clayface (specify which)
    Clint Barton/Bobbi Morse
    Cloak/Dagger
    Coachwhip / Cobra
    Conquest
    Constrictor
    Cosmic Boy
    Crossbones / Sin
    Count Nefaria
    Cy-gor
    Cyber
    Cyborg Superman (no power rings)
    Cyclops/Jean Gray
    Daredevil/Elektra
    Darkhawk
    Darksied
    Deadpool/Taskmaster
    Deadshot/Catman
    Deathbird
    Deathstroke/Jericho
    Demogoblin
    Despero
    Doc Samson
    Doomsday
    Doppelganger
    Dr. Doom
    Dr. Fate
    Dr. Polaris
    Dr. Strange
    Drax the Destroyer
    Dupli-Kate/The Immortal
    Elsa Bloodstone
    Enchantress
    Etrigan, the Demon
    Evinlea
    Exodus
    Extant
    Fairchild
    Fin Fang Foom
    Firelord
    Firestar
    Firestorm (specify which)
    Freefall
    Garth Ranzz
    General Zod
    Geo-Force
    Genis-Vell
    Ghost Rider
    Giganta
    Gladiator
    Gorgon
    Gorilla Grodd
    Grayven
    Green Arrow
    Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
    Green Lantern (John Stewart)
    Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)
    Green Lantern (choose which)[other than Hal, Kyle, John]
    Grunge
    Guardian (James "Mac" MacDonald Hudson)
    Hank Pym/Wasp
    Havok
    Hawkgirl/Hawkman
    Hector Hammond
    Hellboy
    Hellstorm
    Hercules
    Holocaust
    Hourman, the Android
    Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
    Ian Nottingham
    Ikaris
    Indigo
    Invincible
    Invisible Woman
    Ion
    Iron Fist/Luke Cage
    Iron Man
    Jade
    Jakeem Thunder
    Juggernaut
    Kalibak
    Kang the Conqueror
    KGBeast
    Kid Flash
    Killer Croc
    Killer Frost
    Kingpin
    Knockout/Scandal
    Lady Deathstrike
    Lady Shiva/Black Canary
    Lex Luthor
    Live Wire
    Lizard
    Lobo
    Loki
    Longshot
    Luke Cage
    M (Monet)
    Machine Man
    Mad Thinker
    Madelyne Pryor
    Maestro
    Magik
    Magneto
    Major Force
    Mandarin
    Martian Manhunter
    Marvel Girl (Rachel Summers)
    Master Mold
    Maxima
    Meltdown
    Metallo
    Metamorpho
    MODOK
    Mongul (no Power Ring)
    Monica Rambeau
    Mongul the First
    Monster Girl/Robot
    Moon Knight
    Moondragon
    Morbius
    Morlun
    Mr. Fantastic
    Mr. Freeze
    Mr. Majestic
    Mr. Sinister
    Mr. Terrific
    Ms. Marvel
    Multiple Man
    Mystique
    Namor
    Namorita
    Nightshade
    Nightwing/Starfire
    Nimrod
    Noh-Varr
    Nova
    Obsidian
    Omega Red
    Omni-Man
    Onslaught
    Orion
    Overt-kill
    Parasite
    Penance
    Pitt
    Plastic Man
    Plutonian
    Poison Ivy
    Polaris
    Post
    Power Girl
    Professor X
    Puck
    Purple Man
    Quasar
    Quicksilver
    Qztr
    Ra's Al Ghul/Talia Al Ghul
    Radioactive Man
    Ragman
    Ragnarok
    Rainmaker
    Raven
    Red Hood (Jason Todd)
    Red Skull/Heinrich Zemo
    Red Tornado
    Rex Splode
    Rhino
    Ronan the Accuser
    Rulk
    Sabretooth
    Sasquatch
    Scarecrow
    Scorpion (Carmilla Black)
    Sebastian Shaw
    Selene
    Sentinel (Mutant-hunting robot)
    Sentinel (Alan Scott)
    Shadow King (original body)
    She-Hulk
    Silver Surfer
    Sinestro
    Siryn
    Skaar
    Solomon Grundy
    Songbird
    Spawn
    Spider-Man/Black Cat
    Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
    Star Sapphire (specify which)
    Stargirl
    Starlord/Rocket Racoon
    Steel (specify which)
    Strong Guy
    Stryfe
    Super Skrull
    Superboy Prime
    Supergirl
    Superman
    Swamp Thing
    Talisman
    Temugin
    Terrax
    Thanos
    The Darkness
    The Flash (specify which)
    The Incredible Hulk (specify which)
    The Joker/Harley Quinn
    The Midnighter
    The Punisher
    The Savage Dragon
    The Sentry
    The Shapesmith
    The Shark (Karshon)
    The Thing
    The Wrecker/Thunderball
    Thor
    Tiger Shark
    Titania
    Toxin
    Ultra-boy
    Ultron
    Umbra
    Unus the Untouachable
    US Agent
    Vandal Savage
    Venom (specify Eddie Brock or Mac Gargan)
    Vermin
    Vindicator
    Violater
    Volcana
    Vulcan
    Wade Elling (Shaggy Man)
    War Machine
    Warbird
    Witchblade
    Wonder Man
    Wonder Woman
    X-Man
    Zoom (Hunter Zolomon)


    MI-13
    Pete Wisdom
    Faiza Hussain
    Spitfire
    Death's Head II
    Motormouth
    Killpower
    Black Knight
    Union Jack



    Runaways/Young Avengers
    Chase
    Hawkeye
    Hulkling
    Karolina Dean
    Klara Prast
    Molly Hayes
    Nico
    Old Lace
    Patriot
    Speed
    Stature
    Victor
    Vision
    Wiccan
    Xavin

    Sinister Six
    Dr. Octopus
    Electro
    Hobgoblin
    Kraven the Hunter
    Mysterio
    Sandman
    Shocker
    Vulture

    Teen Titans
    Aquagirl
    Blue Beetle(Jaime Reyes)
    Miss Martian
    Ravager
    Red Devil
    Red Robin (Tim Drake)
    Solstice
    Static
    Superboy
    Wonder Girl

    X-Men
    Angel
    Anole
    Armor
    Beast
    Bishop
    Bling!
    Blindfold
    Boom-Boom
    Dazzler
    Dust
    Frenzy
    Gambit
    Gentle
    Graymalkin
    Hellion
    Husk
    Iceman
    Match
    Mercury
    Nightcrawler
    Pixie
    Psylocke
    Rockslide
    Rogue
    Surge
    Storm
    Transonic
    Velocidad
    Woverine
    X-23
  25. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    i am so going to suck at this...