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.