The Movie and Television Character Draft (Champion/Dude/EF/Duncan lol/Winner --- EmpireForever!!)

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  1. DarthIntegral Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    It all started with Jedi Draft.
    Then, the success of the Starfighter Draft.
    We departed from Star Wars for a successful Comic Book Draft.
    And then followed that with a Video Game Draft.

    But we aren't done yet.

    We decided we needed another sequel.

    And the logical place to go, when you can't stop until you hit a bad sequel:

    Movies and Television.

    Welcome to the First installment of the Movie and Television Character Draft!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The GMs: There are either 12 or 16 of these. It's their job to assemble a good team. 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 ten 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 in terms of draft picks and characters (i.e. no 3-for-2 trades or anything of the like are allowed).

    Competing

    Once the draft is complete, 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.

    Play between teams consists of three phases. In the first phase, the commish will announce the matches for that round. At this time, the GMs will submit numbers for their team. Numbers are submitted in the following way:

    Suppose you drafted the following team:

    Dracula
    Frankenstein's Monster
    Bride of Frankenstein
    The Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Alien Queen
    Chucky
    Jason Voorhees
    Alec Trevelyan
    Freddy Krueger
    Predator

    Now, it is first important to understand that you only start eight of your characters. So you choose the eight you wish to start (or the two you wish to bench). Having decided that, you assign the numbers one through eight to the characters you are starting. So, you could decide on this for the hypothetical team above:

    1.
  2. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    You know I'm down for this. Yessir.

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  3. BartSimpson-SithLord Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 24, 2002
    star 5
    I'm in.

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    ~*!~-~SHUT YOUR EVIL, EVIL PIE-HOLE~-~!*~
  4. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 14, 2001
    star 6
    Great to see this up and running! I can't wait to participate!
  5. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
    I'm down for another one of these puppies.

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  6. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
    Awesome, I was just looking into this the other day. :D

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  7. Darthsuperbatpooh Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2002
    star 5
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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
    4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer
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  8. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
    4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer
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    I got the draft fevah!
  9. Yodaminch Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 6, 2002
    star 6
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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
    4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer
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  10. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 20, 2001
    star 6
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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
    4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer
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  11. KiwiRogue Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 4
    Oooh... this looks fun...

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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
    4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer
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  12. KrystalBlaze Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 3, 2002
    star 5
    I'm trying this out... slightly confused but hoping this will work!

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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
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  13. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2004
    star 5
    Lets ROCK N ROLL!!!


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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
    4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer
    5. KiwiRogue
    6. JediKnight20043
    7. KrystalBlaze
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  14. Tifa Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2006
    I am game banned so I hope it is fine to sign under my normal account. I get this more than the other drafts :p

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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
    4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer
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    6. JediKnight20043
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    9. Aragorn327
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  15. Kyptastic VIP

    Member Since:
    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
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    3. Zizz
    4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer
    5. KiwiRogue
    6. JediKnight20043
    7. KrystalBlaze
    8. JediVegeta
    9. Aragorn327
    10. yodaminch
    11. EmpireForever
    12. Darthsuperbatpooh
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  16. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2004
    star 5
    I beleive posting with a sock while banned is a bannable offence.
  17. Tifa Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2006

    Um...game banned dude. :)
  18. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2004
    star 5
    Ahhh... that would make sense.
  19. Mikaboshi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 12, 2005
    star 6
    Ahh what the hell, I'll give this a try.

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    2. BaSSiL
    3. Zizz
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    5. KiwiRogue
    6. JediKnight20043
    7. KrystalBlaze
    8. JediVegeta
    9. Aragorn327
    10. yodaminch
    11. EmpireForever
    12. Darthsuperbatpooh
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  20. DarthIntegral Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    awesome to see such interest, and also a few who I've not seen participate in a draft before. I guess there was no need to worry about finding 16, eh?

    And to those of you confused about how the thing works, just remember, my PM box is open, and their are three other draft currently underway that you can look at it to get a feel for it.
  21. Darthsuperbatpooh Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2002
    star 5
    just a quick question...is it a battle to the death kind of thing??? like who would kill who in a fight???
  22. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    Nope. Unlike every other draft, this one will be judged on which character would win in Simon Says. And team battles will be decided by a game of Red Rover.

    "Red rover, red rover, send Indiana Jones over!"
  23. Darthsuperbatpooh Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2002
    star 5
    huh [face_thinking]

    so i need people with brains....and brawn :)
  24. Axle-Starweilder Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 6, 2005
    star 6
    i'll be interested to see a list of the characters that can be drafted.
    A+ to whoever can draft the whole A-team.
  25. Darthsuperbatpooh Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 29, 2002
    star 5
    then do the quadruple trump
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