The Mythology Draft - [winner: EF]

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  1. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Interested in the Divine?

    Fascinated by the mythologies and stories handed down through the ages?

    Then this is the draft for you. Or, if you're just interested in another exciting but new draft with changes that make even Loki cry, this is also the game for you.

    For not only can you fight with mere mortals in this draft, but you can harness the power of the gods to lead your team to victory. May you fight bravely, boldly and, most importantly, creatively - just like the stories of old.

    For those of you familiar with the Draft Game, feel free to skim read the rest of this post before signing up, but make sure you read the Alignment section. 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 would be none other than myself. 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 anytime of the day.

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

    The GMs: There will be between 16 and 20 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, alongside two character lists. 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 twelve 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).

    Now, I mentioned that there are two character lists. There is the Regular List, and there is the Deity List. The regular list is composed of mortal characters who have more than likely been sung and danced about. You can pick a minimum - and maximum - of six characters from this list as you want. The deity list is composed of gods and such things that can be considered as gods. You must pick, once again, six characters from this list, anytime you want.

    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
  2. Zizz Jedi Master

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    The research involved should be... interesting. Good lineup of judges we've got though. Awesome work Tyi.
  3. TheLighterSide Jedi Master

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  4. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

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    Wow this is gonna take a hell of alot of research.

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  5. Sai-Mera_Saa Jedi Master

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    This should be interesting. I look forward to seeing some of the intriguing possibilities offered by this draft played out in the course of events.

    Thanks to Tyi for organising things. He's done a lot of commendable work getting this draft together.

    Now to the formalities:

    @ GMs: Draft creatively - very little is clear cut here.

    @ Census & Games in general: Hello again.
  6. Hammurabi Force Ghost

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  7. The_Chim Force Ghost

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    How many drafts does this make for me currently? Six?
  8. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

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    5 cause you aint doing nothing in the videogame draft :p:p


    I might need your help on a team name again chim. I do look forward to drafting,


    Id like to do abit of preliminary research, what mythology's are actually in this draft.

    The ones I saw in the game suggestions were:


    Greek
    Celtic
    Egyptian
  9. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    My first draft of any variety since '05. And boy am I looking forward to it :D I have the world's biggest spreadsheet all ready to go. And my faithful Dictionary of Mythology to hand.

    20043, I believe the featured mythologies are:

    Greek
    Roman
    Norse
    Celtic
    Egyptian
    Japanese

    More from the first 3 than the others, but that's only to be expected.
  10. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    I really shouldn't...



    Nah, I won't.
  11. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    Aw, go on. It'll be fun :D
  12. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    I'm sure, but I'm already stretched pretty thin.
  13. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    No worries.

    Stick around though, I'm sure outside commentary will be more than welcome.
  14. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    I'll keep an eye on it, and if sign ups are slow enough I might just throw my hat in.
  15. crash_slayer Jedi Knight

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    Interesting... Sadly i know nothing about mythology. If there are open spots in this later i'll sign up.
  16. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    yeah ... this is very, very tempting ... but no. I can't. My wife would kill me if she found out I was playing another draft game on "the dork boards"
  17. whiteeagle Force Ghost

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    Oh, what the hell. Might as well.


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  18. Imrahil Jedi Master

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    I've never been in a draft before, but I've always wanted to. I expect my team to be the plucky underdogs who actually end of losing horribly.
  19. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    Whiteeagle and Imrahil posted together, so the complete list so far is

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    Halfway full.
  20. Stryker_360 Jedi Knight

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  21. benkenobi151 Force Ghost

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    I've always wanted to try one of these, but nah. I don't want anymore bans, game or otherwise.[face_worried]
  22. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  23. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    This should be interesting.
  24. JediVegeta Force Ghost

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    ... :eek:

    :(

    I want to sign up but I know I won't have the draft time come July.... :(
    So sad...I'll just watch and hope for another draft later... :(
  25. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

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    Thats a shame Vegeta.

    Im sure there will be another, its a good idea this draft.

    I cant wait to get this baby rolling.
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