The Video Game Draft Version 3.0: The Triforce of Drafts (Winner: MarcusP2)

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  1. DarthIntegral Chosen One

    Member Since:
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    Alright, draftboy. Tired of the arguments in the Jedi Draft? Bored with the Starfighter Draft? Not man enough for the Comic Book Draft? Or do you just need even more draft action to satisfy your thirst? Then we've got a draft designed just for you.

    Alright, gamerboy. Thumbs worn down from those button mashers? Tired of looking for cheat codes and mods for your favorite games? Sick of Tom Nook and his annoying little kids? Mad that your game genie doesn't work anymore? Then we've got a draft designed just for you.

    Alright, argumentboy. Looking for a place to yell and scream about how great your favorite character is? Ready to prove once and for all that Master Chief is actually Mistress Chump? Ready to argue that solving the puzzles leading to Gannon really are the best indication of intelligence on any planet? Then we've got a draft designed just for you.

    Come all. All ye who love the draft. All ye who love the gamez. All ye who think ye are 1337. All ye who just lurk.

    Welcome, to the third installment of The Video Game Draft.

    After a very successful second draft, the VGD is back and better than ever (hopefully). For your reference, here are our previous drafts:

    Video Game Draft Tournament
    The Video Game Draft Version 2.0 Beta

    The last draft was won by Master-FatBurt, and as such he is now enshrined into the Video Game Draft Hall of Fame.

    Video Game Draft Hall of Fame

    Shadow_of_Durron
    Master-FatBurt


    Now that we have the introduction done, let me go through the basic rules of the game.

    Participants

    There are three different types of participants in this (and any) draft game.

    1. The Commissioner That's me. It's my job to enforce the rules, update draft lists, generate matches, keep the game flowing, randomize draft lists, and basically take crap from everyone else when things don't go their way.

    2. GMs It's the job of the GMs to assemble their teams, mainly through drafting, but trades and free agency can be used as well. It's also the job of the GMs to send in numbers (we'll discuss this later), and, optionally, argue as to why their character(s) should win matches.

    3. Judges It's the job of the Judges to, well, judge. They decide who will win matches. They also are encouraged to provide breakdowns of teams and grades for draft picks as the drafting moves along, but this is not required. All Judging Spots For This Draft Are Filled. No More Judges Accepted


    So that's an overview, let's look at the way the draft will shake-out.

    Step 1: The Draft

    Once all the positions are filled, I'll randomize the draft order and post the two lists from which the GMs will draft their teams. There will be ten rounds of drafting, which of course means that each team will consist of twelve characters. The draft order will also reverse after each round. This is so that the people in the lower part of the first round aren't getting the shaft by giving them picks that are closer together.

    Example:

    Round 1
    1. Team A
    2. Team B
    3. Team C
    4. Team D

    Round 2
    1. Team D
    2. Team C
    3. Team B
    4. Team A

    And we'll do twelve rounds like that.

    Now, I mentioned that there were two lists before. There's the power list, and the regular list. The characters on the power list are generally considered to be extremely powerful (Duh. :p ) and are on a separate list so that each GM is limited in how many of them they can pick for their squad. The number of characters that each GM can select from the power list is two.

    It should be noted that characters from the power list are not unbeatable just because they're on that list. Certain characters from the regular list can exploit possible weakness of the power list characters, and certain charact
  2. StarWarsFreak444 Force Ghost

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    Mar 28, 2005
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    1. Master-FatBurt (Reserved Spot for Winning the Last Draft; Guaranteed 1st Pick)
    2. MarcusP2 (Reserved Spot for Judging in the Last Draft; Game Ban Exempt)
    3. EmpireForever (Reserved Spot for Juding in the Last Draft; Game Ban Exempt)
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  3. BartSimpson-SithLord Manager Emeritus

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    1. Master-FatBurt (Reserved Spot for Winning the Last Draft; Guaranteed 1st Pick)
    2. MarcusP2 (Reserved Spot for Judging in the Last Draft; Game Ban Exempt)
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  4. Zizz Jedi Master

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    1. Master-FatBurt (Reserved Spot for Winning the Last Draft; Guaranteed 1st Pick)
    2. MarcusP2 (Reserved Spot for Judging in the Last Draft; Game Ban Exempt)
    3. EmpireForever (Reserved Spot for Juding in the Last Draft; Game Ban Exempt)
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  5. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

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    1. Master-FatBurt (Reserved Spot for Winning the Last Draft; Guaranteed 1st Pick)
    2. MarcusP2 (Reserved Spot for Judging in the Last Draft; Game Ban Exempt)
    3. EmpireForever (Reserved Spot for Juding in the Last Draft; Game Ban Exempt)
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  6. EmpireForever Chosen One

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  7. Zizz Jedi Master

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    Don't fill up too fast now...
  8. KiwiRogue Jedi Master

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    The only doubt whether or not I'd be in this was if I had slept through the sign up. :p
  9. Master_Kast7 Jedi Grand Master

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    I have JMR next to me because he'll be my replacement GM when I have to leave for boot camp. If that's alright with you, Inty.


    ~Liar, lawyer, Mirror for ya, What's the difference? Kangaroo be stoned, He's guilty as the government~
  10. dp4m Chosen One

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    Mike Tyson FOREVER!
  11. DarthIntegral Chosen One

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  12. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Oh, I didn't read that.
  13. Evil Incarnate Force Ghost

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    Evil.
  14. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    Congrats to Fatburt. :)


    Good luck to all the contestants! :D


  15. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    Hey. Hey there. How's everyone doin'? Good, good, glad to hear it. Hey, look, uh, it looks like I'm going to judge here again and-- what's that? Oh, stop, stop! You're too kind, really. I'm blushing here lol. Well, as I was saying, I'm going to be judging these matches, so let's all try to behave and get along and... in fact, you know what? Let's all get in here for a big group hug! Oh yeah... yeah, that's the stuff... mmmmmmmm... someone smells like strawberries. Well then, good, solid group hug there, folks. That's why I love you guys.

    But yeah, let's all be one big family here, but also, let's make the right picks, okay? Because, see, if you make a bad pick, I've already got the iron warming up and I will give you a third-degree burn in your bathing suit area. But only because I love you. Only because I care.

    Mmmmm, strawberries...
  16. KiwiRogue Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 4
    Glad you're judging again Shurron. And Aragorn and Chim should do a good job too.

    Six more to go.
  17. JediVegeta Force Ghost

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    I know how a draft works now at least...
    Why not give it another go!
  18. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

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    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    I hope you've got a good grasp on the subject matter. ;)

    But yeah, any GM who's unsure about certain characters, feel free to ask me some questions on these guys via PM. My door's always open. Just don't bombard me with a dozen PMs every couple hours with questions about several dozen characters in each of them. [face_tired] I won't tell you who to pick, but I'd be willing to answer some questions about them (for the ones I know about) and maybe give you my general opinion on them.

    Also, I did the whole prep time essay last time and I ain't doing it again. [face_shame_on_you] Look it up in the last the last draft thread if you want to know. It's on the first couple of pages. I could copy and paste it now... but I'm completely lazy. Deal with it. The other judges can do it this time if they want to.
  19. JediVegeta Force Ghost

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    star 4
    Actually, I know more about games than TV/Movies, lol! :)
  20. DarthIntegral Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    come on now ... we need some draft rooks ... not just video game draft rooks, but overall draft rooks

    I know you're out there, I know you're reading this thread ... now stop thinking about it and sign up!

    We love <s>fresh blood</s> ... new players
  21. NightHunter319 Force Ghost

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  22. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

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    LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED.





    EDIT: BTW are we going with 2 PLers, and 3 preps?
  23. Master_Kast7 Jedi Grand Master

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    Two



    ~Liar, lawyer, Mirror for ya, What's the difference? Kangaroo be stoned, He's guilty as the government~
  24. FatBurt Force Ghost

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    Jul 21, 2003
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    Can we prep a Power lister, or did we sensibly nix that idea?
  25. TheLighterSide Force Ghost

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