The Video Game Draft Version 4.0: IT CAN STOP TIME! (Goooooooo Matches) - Winner: BaSSiL

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  1. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    Welcome, to the fourth installment of The Video Game Draft. I shall be your host for this fine event.

    For your reference, here are our previous drafts:

    Video Game Draft Tournament
    The Video Game Draft Version 2.0 Beta
    The Video Game Draft Version 3.0: The Triforce of Drafts

    The last draft was won by the honorable MarcusP2, 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
    MarcusP2



    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.


    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 list from which the GMs will draft their teams. There will be twelve rounds of drafting, which of course means that each team will consist of twelve characters (possibly more if team picks are selected, but we'll get to that in a second). 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.

    A new feature this time around will be "team picks". Team picks are multiple characters that have been grouped together into small teams and then made available to be picked. But even though there are multiple characters in one team pick, it will still only count as one of your 12 picks. So in this way, a GM could have well over 12 characters on his or her team. Team picks will always be considered as a unit and they cannot be seperated from eachother when sending in numbers.

    Team picks will be highlighted in green on the draft list, and will only feature the team's designated name on the main list. A seperate list will be available below the main list that will display exactly which characters comprise every team, so you know exactly who you're picking when choosing a team pick.

    But also keep in mind that just because you're getting multiple characters with one pick, it doesn't automatically make them a force to be reckoned with. Most team picks are comprised of characters that are simply not worthy of being drafted by themselves. So we throw them in with one, two or even three other characters from the same game, and there you have it. Now they're actually draftable.


    STEP 2: THE MATCHUPS

    Once all ten rounds of drafting are completed, I'll post the first round of matchups. Each GM's squad will face off against another GM's squad. Once the matchups are posted, I'll ask each GM to PM me a set of numbers. Basically what you do here
  2. KiwiRogue Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 4
    1. MarcusP2 (Defending Champion)
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6.
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    11.
    12.

    Good lord, 4 spots already filled. Good thing I'm here at this moment. Time to have my vengeance on Marcus. ::shakes fist at him::
  3. Hammurabi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 14, 2007
    star 4
    1. MarcusP2 (Defending Champion)
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6. Hammurabi (The New Kid)
    7.
    8.
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    11.
    12.
  4. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
    The Video Game Draft Version 4.0: IT CAN STOP TIME!

    Ouch.

    [face_laugh]

    But seriously, ouch.



    1. MarcusP2 (Defending Champion)
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6. Hammurabi (The New Kid)
    7. Zizz (That One Guy Who Always Overrates His Own Characters -- And Doesn't Plan To Stop Any Time Soon)
    8.
    9.
    10.
    11.
    12.
  5. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    I'm itching to GM, though I'd much prefer comics.


    1. MarcusP2 (Defending Champion)
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6. Hammurabi (The New Kid)
    7. Zizz (That One Guy Who Always Overrates His Own Characters -- And Doesn't Plan To Stop Any Time Soon)
    8. EmpireForever (Playoff bound, fizzle inevitable)
    9.
    10.
    11.
    12.


    EDIt: But if the list is populated very quickly, and there are some people that want to GMwith no slots left, I can give my spot to them and judge. If you need me to. I'd rather give a newbie my GM spot and judge than to be waiting for judges to sign up.
  6. TheLighterSide Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 28, 2005
    star 4
    I'll try her again. Why not?

    1. MarcusP2 (Defending Champion)
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6. Hammurabi (The New Kid)
    7. Zizz (That One Guy Who Always Overrates His Own Characters -- And Doesn't Plan To Stop Any Time Soon)
    8. EmpireForever (Playoff bound, fizzle inevitable)
    9. captain-fantastic (The Draft's Version of the Arizona Cardinals)
    10.
    11.
    12.
  7. BartSimpson-SithLord Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 24, 2002
    star 5
    1. MarcusP2 (Defending Champion)
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6. Hammurabi (The New Kid)
    7. Zizz (That One Guy Who Always Overrates His Own Characters -- And Doesn't Plan To Stop Any Time Soon)
    8. EmpireForever (Playoff bound, fizzle inevitable)
    9. captain-fantastic (The Draft's Version of the Arizona Cardinals)
    10. BaSSiL (This Draft's Colts)
    11.
    12.
  8. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    Just as a heads-up, even if we get all the spots filled by tonight, I'm going to wait until tomorrow to get the draft order and list up. Still making a couple tweaks to the list (mostly to the team picks), still waiting on a volunteer or two for the judge's spots, and I also need to judge elsewhere. So yeah, tomorrow... provided it's filled by then.

    Oh, and also, what do you guys want to do with the characters from Mass Effect? Personally, I'm not too anxious to add them until next time. Mostly because it just came out, ya know? And has anyone even come close to finishing it yet? I know I've only played it for an hour or so, so I'm not at all comfortable judging them yet. I don't even know who exactly would be good for the list yet, either. I'm thinking we should wait until next time, but if everyone else wants them on there, I'm flexible. I'd just need a solid list from somebody on who should make the list.
  9. BartSimpson-SithLord Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 24, 2002
    star 5
    Oh, Revenant Wings has typed the XII characters, btw. Vaan is melee and Penelo is strictly Healing. Fran and Balthier are both distinctly long range support. Other than that, haven't met any of the original cast. Then again, I just bought the game tonight.
  10. PRENNTACULAR VIP

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2005
    star 6
    I have no idea about video games at all, but I'm a draft junkie.

    1. MarcusP2 (Defending Champion)
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6. Hammurabi (The New Kid)
    7. Zizz (That One Guy Who Always Overrates His Own Characters -- And Doesn't Plan To Stop Any Time Soon)
    8. EmpireForever (Playoff bound, fizzle inevitable)
    9. captain-fantastic (The Draft's Version of the Arizona Cardinals)
    10. BaSSiL (This Draft's Colts)
    11. PRENN (Junkie)
    12.
  11. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    Awesome. I was going to assign them types, but it would've been all unofficial and junk. That helps a bunch... and it's more or less what I was going to have them as, anyways. As for the others, I think it's pretty obvious that Basch is going to be melee as well (heavy weapons and armor, one would think), and I suppose that would make Ashe the offensive mage.
  12. JediKnight20043 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 18, 2004
    star 5
    1. MarcusP2 (Defending Champion)
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6. Hammurabi (The New Kid)
    7. Zizz (That One Guy Who Always Overrates His Own Characters -- And Doesn't Plan To Stop Any Time Soon)
    8. EmpireForever (Playoff bound, fizzle inevitable)
    9. captain-fantastic (The Draft's Version of the Arizona Cardinals)
    10. BaSSiL (This Draft's Colts)
    11. PRENN (Junkie)
    12. JediKnight20043 (The Flop)
  13. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 17, 2005
    star 6
    Why, hello there draft. This'll be the first time I actually watch the Games draft to see how it flows...
  14. ScaryPoster Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 25, 2006
    star 1
    Dang. This filled up faster than last time, I think...

    Oh well.
  15. EmpireForever Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 15, 2004
    star 8
    If you want to GM, ScaryPoster, you can have my spot and I will judge.
  16. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 13, 2005
    star 7
    Is Marcus going to play this time around?

    I wasn't sure he had the time ...
  17. ScaryPoster Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 25, 2006
    star 1
    Thanks, EF. But if I sign up it will be w/ my regular sock...so I already did one VG draft :p It was probably good I missed out on regular sign-ups cause yeah...RL.
    Appreciate the gesture. Just indecisive... :(

    EDIT: spelling. who knows if I got it all...meh.
  18. Zizz Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 29, 2005
    star 4
    Oh, she flows baby. She flows.
  19. PRENNTACULAR VIP

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2005
    star 6
    Can I just draft PacMan/Pong now, to get it over with?
  20. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jul 10, 2004
    star 6
    I'll be withdrawing. I certainly will not have the time to compete in this...very soon I'm hardly going to be on the boards at all. So there's an extra spot for someone. :)
  21. KiwiRogue Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 4
    Aww... I wanted my revenge...

    Updated list:

    1.
    2. DarthIntegral (Defending Commish)
    3. The_Chim (Previous Judge)
    4. Aragorn327 (Previous Judge)
    5. KiwiRogue (Defending Runner Up)
    6. Hammurabi (The New Kid)
    7. Zizz (That One Guy Who Always Overrates His Own Characters -- And Doesn't Plan To Stop Any Time Soon)
    8. EmpireForever (Playoff bound, fizzle inevitable) POSITION AVAILABLE ON DEMAND
    9. captain-fantastic (The Draft's Version of the Arizona Cardinals)
    10. BaSSiL (This Draft's Colts)
    11. PRENN (Junkie)
    12. JediKnight20043 (The Flop)

    Wasn't sure if Scary wanted it or not...

    EDIT: 12 GMs and no PL, looks like there can be many a high quality team this draft.
  22. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Aug 20, 2001
    star 6
    I'll be withdrawing also. Currently in two other drafts and I don't want to slow things down. However, if a backup judge is needed, I'll be available for that.
  23. Stryker_360 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 23, 2006
    star 1
    Stryker_360 would like Aragorns spot if it is available!!!
  24. Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 2, 2003
    star 6
    1.
    2. DarthIntegral
    3. The_Chim
    4. Stryker_360
    5. KiwiRogue
    6. Hammurabi
    7. Zizz
    8. EmpireForever - Spot available upon request
    9. captain-fantastic
    10. BaSSiL
    11. PRENN
    12. JediKnight20043

    Still need looking for a couple judges.
  25. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 2007
    star 6
    I'll join in the fun. Just out of curiosity, do we have to describe what each character does with their preparation time?

    1. The_Loyal_Imperial
    2. DarthIntegral
    3. The_Chim
    4. Stryker_360
    5. KiwiRogue
    6. Hammurabi
    7. Zizz
    8. EmpireForever - Spot available upon request
    9. captain-fantastic
    10. BaSSiL
    11. PRENN
    12. JediKnight20043
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