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  1. All Glory to V'han for inspiring such amazing, inventive, and oft times outright bizarre musings. Please vote for your top three favorites and no more. A few didn't have titles (More my fault than anyone else's as I asked so late so they'll be listed on the poll by location). A few didn't make it because they never got the card option pick (Sorry, I know RL happens) Your final round picks are: Title: DCEU & Arrowverse crossover. Location: Earth, DC Extended Universe (DCEU) Protagonist 1: Diana Prince, Wonder Woman, DCEU The Dragon: Superman (DCEU) General: Batman, DCEU. Option: The Spear of Destiny. Protagonist 2: Oliver Queen Green Arrow (Arrowverse) Protagonist 3: Barry Allen the Flash, Arrowverse Protagonist #5 Supergirl, Arrowverse. Card Pick: Hearts (Diana and Sara have a romantic fling. And Diana and Kara have one also.) Option: 2nd Card Pick- Clubs Batman betrays V'han Option 3: Superman has a Mother Box Title: Die Earth, Die! Location: Marvel Heroes earth. Mainstream Comics 616 General: Thanos Protagonist 1: Iron Man. (Tony Stark) Protagonist 2 : The Hulk (Bruce Banner) Protagonist 3: Spiderman (Peter Parker) Protagonist 4: is the Scarlet Witch Protagonist 5: the Vision (Married to the SW) Dragon: Smaug (Yeah, THAT Dragon) Card Pick: Hearts (Love is in the air) Nebula is working for Thanos and falls head over heels in love with Iron Man. Option 1: Parademons (Under Thanos' command) Option 2: Adam Warlock is going to be there to fight him.. Option 3: SHIELD Agents Title: Invasion Alert, Terra! Location: Perry Rhodan's Earth circa 1985 just after the 1st cycle The Dragon: Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith (immediately post Star Wars Ep. 4 A New Hope) The General: General Erich Domel, Lt. Gen. Greater Garmillas Empire (Space Battleship Yamato 2199) Option: 100 trained Sith (Star Wars: The Old Republic) Protagonist: Captain James T. Kirk (Star Trek original series) Protagonist: Colonel Wilma Deering, Earth Defense Directorate (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) Protagonist: Lieutenant Susumu Kodai, United Nations Cosmo Navy (Space Battleship Yamato 2199) Protagonist: Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Duchess Harrington, Royal Manticoran Navy (David Weber's Honorverse) Option: The Mutant Corps (Perry Rhodan series) Option: Power Bracers II (Gadgets and Gear page 144-145) Card Pick: Diamonds, Theme Music: The Avengers Protagonist: Protagonist: Major Donald West, USAF (Lost in Space) Title: Metroville Location: Rifts Earth Protagonist 1: Dan Hayata and his heroic counterpart Ultraman General: Rasputin (ala Hellboy) Protagonist 2: Saitama aka One punch man. Protagonist 3: Kent Nelson Dr. Fate. Option: the Coalition States Army Protagonist 4: Blossom (From the Powerpuff girls) Protagonist 5: Dexter from Dexter's Lab Option: Starfox Metroville Option: The Cloverfield Monster Card Pick: Diamonds Option: a Giant Robot Title: Shades of Reality Location: the Earth of "They Live" The Dragon: T-1000 General: Loki (MCU Movie Version) Protagonist #1: Dr. Saito (Inception) Option: Holodeck Tech Protagonist #2: Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier) Protagonist #3: Neo (The Matrix) Protagonist #4: Douglas Quaid (Total Recall) Card Pick: Clubs! Betrayal Protagonist #5: Dolores Abernathy (Westworld) Protagonist #6: Rachael (Blade Runner) Option: The Sunglasses (From They Live) TItle: That's All, Folks! Location: Earth 26 aka Zoo Crew's Earth General Cruella DeVille Dragon: Bobby Coswell, the Thunder Bunny Protagonist 1: Roger Rodney Rabbit & aka Captain Carrot Protagonist 2: Peter Porkchops, Aka Pig Iron Protagonist 3: Felina Furr aka Ally Kat Abra Protagonist 4: Timothy Joseph Terrapin, aka FASTBACK Protagonist 5: Byrd Rentals, AKA Rubberduck Option: Co-Dragon: Wonder Wabbit Option: Rova Barkitt aka Yankee Poodle Card Pick: Hearts (Wuv) Option: Underdog Title: "To Redeem a Damned World". Location: Backworld, as detailed in Champions in 3-D (4th Edition) General: Steve Rogers, Agent of Hydra The Dragon: Mary Marvel (Evil black skirt version) Protagonist: Victor Von Doom Protagonist: Black Adam (known as White Adam in Backworld) Protagonist: Bellatrix Lestrange Protagonist: Magneto Protagonist: Mechanon Option (Protagonist): Lady Shiva Card Pick: Spades Option (Second Dragon): Galatea, Justice League Unlimited Option (Ally): Golden Avenger and P.R.I.M.U.S. Title: "Waiting for Dave the Piper" Location: Earth, of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Underground Comix series. The Dragon: Mighty Mouse Protagonist 1: Fat Freddy's Cat. General: The Brain Second Protagonist: Fritz the Cat Protagonist 3: the Cheshire Cat, from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Protagonist #4: Krosp, Emperor of Cats Protagonist #5: The Cat, from Red Dwarf Option 1: Theme "music". The eponymous debut album of Cheech & Chong. Card Pick: Spades-Fritz is handed over Option 2: Rat Fink, announced as Commander East Cattitude Occupation Forces during the early phases of the invasion. The cats panicked when they realized that "rat fink" is just an earlier version of "narc". Option 3: Savior of that degenerate segment of Earth: legendary figure, the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Title: YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED Location: The Earth From the 5th Element Dragon: THE BORG General: Ultron (616?) Option: adamantium Option: The Reavers (Firefly) Protagonist 1: Leeloo, the Fifth Element. protagonist 2: Magneto (From Days of Future Past movie) protagonist #3: The Terminator Card Pick: Spade (Sacrifice) , Magneto is making the ultimate sacrifice, giving the last moments of his life to pull the remaining adamantium out of the Borg. Protagonist #4:. Optimus Prime Protagonist #5: Brainiac (Unttitled #1) Location: Toho/Tsuburaya Monsterverse The Dragon: KING GHIDORAH! General : General Zod Protagonist #1: Ultraseven Protagonist #2: Sunfire Protagonist #3: Mr. Fantastic Protagonist #4: Charles Xavier Protagonist #5: Namor, the Sub-Mariner Option #1: The Mind Gem Option #2: The Atlantean Armed Forces... Card Pick: Diamonds (Untitled #2) Location: Earth 10 where the Nazis won WW2 The Dragon: Overman, aka Superman of Earth 10. Protagonist 1: Captain America from Earth 9997, aka Earth X. General: Captain Nazi Protagonist 2:, T'Challa, The Black Panther! Protagonist 3: Captain Britain Protagonist #4: Vindicator (Heather Hudson) Protagonist #5 : China's The Collective Man! Card Pick: Spade Option 1 is a new protagonist, Ireland's unofficial flagsuit Shamrock! Option 2 protagonist, Aquaman (Untitled #3) Location: the alternate Earth where both Bush and Gore lost the 2000 election to an unknown. Protagonist #1: Witchcraft of the Champions (5th Ed) Protagonist #2: Cantrip of the Motor City Defenders (5th) Protagonist #3: Solitaire of the Champions (4th) Protagonist #4: Raven of the Teen Titans Protagonist #5: Barbarella The General: Mad Mod The Dragon: Naraku Option #1: Mad Mod got his mitts on some water from the fabled Fountain of Youth and has been restored to his prime. Option #2: Mod and Naraku are keeping none other than Byron Swain prisoner in the basement of their headquarters. Mod it seems is collecting Swain's pheromones to put into the Lothario™ cologne his dummy corporation, Mojo Fragrances, has been marketing; both as a way of causing chaos, and as a way of putting money in their coffers. Card Pick: Clubs! Taking orders from V'han is one thing, but Naraku is chafing under the command of that dandy, Mad Mod. He's secretly plotting to backstab Mod and take command personally. Option #3: The Quantum Forge (Untitled #4) Location: Sailor Moon Earth The Dragon: Fuhrer King Bradley also known as the homunculus named Wrath General: The Major from Hellsing Ultimate Protagonist: Sosuke Aizen (Bleach) Protagonist: Trunks (Future version = DBZ) Protagonist: Starbuck (Original BSG, Dirk Benedict version) Protagonist #4: Kurapika Kurta from HunterxHunter. Last of the Kurta clan Option #1: Doomsday as the Empress's "Champion" Protagonist: Colonel Robert Hogan (Hogan's Heroes) Option: Aisha Clanclan from Outlaw Star Card Pick: Diamond- The Shikon Jewel (from Inuyasha) crossed through dimensions and is somewhere in this dimension's Earth. The Empress has discovered this information and this is the reason she has invaded. Protagonist 5: The undead priestess Kikyo, former guardian of the Shikon Jewel.
  2. Shipping: The fine art (and ubiquitous internet hobby) of taking two notably different fictional characters and making them a couple. Here’s your opportunity to do the same, for fun and votes. The Premise: You have been placed in charge of creating a new romantic comedy--TV series, movie, whatever. Copyright law has been suspended (since the same two or three corporations own all the world’s fictional characters anyway), so you are free to choose whatever characters you would like for your show. The Twist: To keep it interesting for your potential viewers, you may use existing characters from any genre except romantic comedy. Science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, pirate movies, period pieces, horror, animation, whatever. Go nuts. But we don’t need (or want!) to see Ross and Rachel 2.0. You’ve probably all seen the video from the Black Widow thread. This is something like the feel we’re looking for. Or, imagine that John Crighton and Aeryn Sun have finally retired from fighting and settled down on a nice, peaceful planet somewhere...only to discover that their new neighbors are Wash and Zoe. Hilarity ensues. You get the idea. The Tone: Light-hearted and playful. Humorous. Have a ball with it. Imagine serious characters in silly situations. Plant your tongue firmly in cheek. Make it fun. Add some romance. This isn’t about saving the world; it’s about escapism and guilty pleasures. Laugh it up, fuzzball. Draft Details: The draft will begin on Monday, February 5th at 5:00 p.m. EST (which should be 10:00 p.m. in London and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Darwin). Picks will be made each day at that time; there will be 10 draft picks total. This places the final pick on Valentine’s Day. (Awwww.) The usual rules about different versions of a character apply: Selecting one version of a character removes all other versions of the character from consideration. Once the original Ant-Man is selected, all other versions of Henry Pym (Yellowjacket, Giant-Man, etc.) are off the table. Ant Man Scott Lang could still be selected, though. Draft the man (or woman), not the mask. Picks for this draft will consist of the following: Location: This could be literally anywhere, any time period. Location picks are exclusive, although different versions of the same location (Marvel New York City vs. “West Side Story” New York City) are fine. This must be the first pick. Alpha Couple (2 picks): These are the main protagonists. Think Robert & Helen Parr, Rick O’Connell & Evie Carnahan, John Sheridan & Delenn. They need not be a couple in canon! Want to pair up Lockjaw & Yankee Poodle, or Marty McFly & River Song? That’s what we’re here for. Use two days to pick these characters. Beta Couple (2 picks): This is the Barney & Betty to Fred & Wilma, the Fred & Ethel to Lucy & Ricky. Again, they need not be a couple in canon. Use two additional days to pick these characters. Wacky Neighbors (1-3 picks): These are the other colorful characters in your neighborhood: the friendly beat cop, the Latina lady who runs the local laundry, the quiet kid who’s secretly a superhero, the irritable guy at the coffee shop, the arms dealer next door, or whatever. These are the characters the Alpha and Beta couples will interact with most. Choose at least one. Any picks not used on Wacky Neighbors will be shifted to Options. Options (2-4 picks): Use these for pretty much anything else you can think of for your story. Additional characters or locations, MacGuffins, theme music, whatever. These picks are exclusive, unless there’s a good reason for them not to be. Title: You don't need to use a pick for this, and you can announce your title at any time. Again, you will end up with a total of up to 10 picks. The first pick is the Location; all other picks may be chosen in any order. All right, who’s interested?
  3. All Your Earths are Belong to V'han! Istvatha V'han, Empress of a Billion Dimensions, has come for your reality! It's full on assault as a council of her best generals have told her now is the time and each strives to prove him or herself by delivering to her an Earth! And that Earth is.. dun dun dun! Yours! This will be a 12 pick Superdraft. Fun bit, because we are dealing with multi-dimensional spill over, the usual rule of 'once you make a pick all versions of them are off the table are gone' does NOT apply as it usually does. If someone gets typical Superman/Clark Kent, someone else may draft Red Son Superman! However, two things. This is still limited to two. Once there are say two of someone on the picked the rest of you have to pick someone else because darn it, we want some variety. Can you pick the same character twice for yourself? Yes. Yes you may. V'han tries not to send any special soldiers against their own alternate selves, but hey, snafus in assignment happen. And sometimes a hero teams up with his elseworld or what if self to protect a place, Just don't be surprised if someone snipes you. Oh, Istvatha herself is beyond drafting, peasants. Location- Pick your Earth. This must be an Earth but can be ANY Earth except the real one (or whatever you call this orb we're on). Not just a superhero one. It can be one of the DC universe Earths (they've got like at least 52 of them), the Marvel universes (Loads), or…oh wait, any Earth. It can be an Earth without superpowers even. Do you want the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer under attack? Fine. Do you want the Earth from the Walking Dead under attack? Fine. Do you want the Earth were it's still the Korean War and Hawkeye Pierce and BJ Hunnicut are trying to save lives in a MASH unit? Fine. We’re in a cross dimensional crisis here, folks from other worlds will end up in the rescue of Earths not their own. No more than 3 posters may share an Earth though. So, while three lucky folks might be going Make mine Marvel, someone else might be sighing as Batman defends Springfield where the Simpsons live etc. This must be your first pick. The General: This is your big bad, who will act as the head of V'han's vanguard in your setting. He, she, or it, can be anyone you want as long as they appeared in official fiction. It's up to you to find the balance you want. If you want Darth Vader serving V'han, then go for it. If you want Cobra Commander? Go for it. The General can be a badass, but they're mostly there for leadership and tactics (Whether they suck at that or not is your call). Good news, every General has under their command anywhere between thousands and millions of D Troopers! Loads of ships, and toys that would make any VIPER Agent giddy. Consider the grunts freebies. The Dragon: Remember when I said the General doesn't have to be a bad ass? Well, the Dragon has to be. The Dragon is under some modicum of control by the General (Probably because V'han assigned him,her, or it to serve) but can be as dedicated or wildly unpredictable once set to a task as you like. This is not a literal Dragon (Though you know, setting Smaug on Angel Grove could be cool), but a powerful combatant or threat. Sometimes the Dragon is a bodyguard of sorts for the General. It's like Black Tom may often call the shots in old X-Men comics, but to get to him you have to face the Juggernaut. Protagonists: I'd like to say heroes, but let's face it, when Invasions come in, even the scumballs can find their desire to resist rising. Temporary alliances are forged in the face of the outsider. Sooo… this is your chance to have Zorro agree to work with Ras Al Ghul, or the like. Unlike the setting which has to be an Earth, your protagonists can come from any fictional location be it Kyrpton, Equesteria, Westeroes, or whatever. They must come from PUBLISHED Fiction sources (So I could not, for example, draft Fish Guy or his crew yet) . You get five of them. See the notes above about duplicates. Options: Want some elite agents for V'han? Want more team members for the Protagonists? Would you like a Death Star? King Arthur's sword? an organization? That's what options are for. There are three of them. Yay. You may also pick another location off Earth as an option if you prefer to bring in another planet etc. The Honor System Card pick factor- This pick is not under your control (or shouldn't be), and it's not under my control either. You pick a single card from a typical deck, and depending on what suit you get, you must adjust your story. This only happens one and you're on the honor system. I mean, you could lie, but you're only cheating yourself blah blah and I think we're a pretty good bunch. You must have at least three protagonists, your General, and your dragon picked before you have your card draw day. If you draw … A Club Card- Curse your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal. One of your picks has changed sides! A defender of the Earth may try to sell it out to V'han. A V'hanian Dragon might turn on the General he /she serves! Maybe they take their own side and betray everyone? Gasp. A Diamond Card- Let he with the most toys, win! Congrats, you get your pick of one McGuffin from the following list: Power Ring with Battery, A kick ass vehicle, a magic sword, or theme music no one else can claim! A Heart Card- Love Conquers All! You get a free bonus pick to ship with one of your protagonists. Somewhere in this crazy multiverse one of your heroes has found the one for them, and vice versa! And through the power of love, Victory will surely be found! Spades- Nooooo… one of your protagonists must make the ultimate sacrifice and either dies, loses their powers/abilities, or gets married. Okay, just kidding on that last one. But you get the idea. That said, feel free to have it turn the tide in a beneficial way to reward their sacrifice if you wish. John Williams will play the tear jerking music as the others remember their comrades' sacrifice. (PS if you get the joker or something without a suit, just draw again) We START Wednesday , January 17th, Picks will be a noon US EST time. Any questions?
  4. I'll start the conversation, since nobody else has. How much interest is there in doing one or more Superdrafts in 2018? I have an idea that I could implement for February. It would start on the first Monday, run for two weeks, and include a twist that (as far as I know) has never been included in a Superdraft yet. I'll start putting things together if there's interest. We can also talk about what we might want to do in subsequent months. Who would be willing to run a draft, who would want to participate, when people would be able to do it, all that kind of thing. Feedback?
  5. Remember that Justice League episode “The Savage Time”? You know, the one where Vandal Savage used a time machine to change history, take over Germany, and alter the course of World War Two in favor of the Axis Powers, and the Justice League had to go back in time and set things right? Well, now it’s happening again, and this time it’s up to you to select a group of heroes to save the world! The Premise: Several supervillains have found a way back in time to the days of the Second World War. As a result, the heroes of the present have awakened to a world where the Axis powers were triumphant and are now running the world, to its obvious detriment. The heroes know that something is wrong, but not how to fix it. Meanwhile, a small group of Golden Age heroes have figured out why the war turned suddenly in the bad guys’ favor and are determined to undo the damage. Working with a brilliant Allied scientist known only as Professor Freedom, and his lovely and capable lab assistant Sallie Strongheart, they believe they have found a way. Using the Professor’s Quantum Temporal Resonator, they hope to open a passage to the future to recruit heroes to come and join them. Once the damage to the past is fixed and the war is won, the Professor believes the timeline should reset itself, and all will be as it was before. So the Resonator has been activated, and heroes have been called to come back to win the War for the Allies! The Picks: Each player can make twelve (12) picks during the draft. Picks will be made no earlier than noon EDT Starting on Friday, September 1st. We will make picks every day, including weekends, until September 12th, or whenever everyone has made all the necessary picks. A poll will be posted on or around Monday, September 25th. The Location will be the first pick; all other picks may be made in any order. Here’s what you’ll be drafting: Location: This World War II location is where your heroes’ piece of the action will take place. The Location can be as broad as “The Pacific Theater” or as specific as “Berlin, April 30th, 1945”. In any case, this location is in the past. Locations are not exclusive. Locations will be chosen with the player’s first pick, as is traditional. Villain: The villain may be from either era: the War era (1939-1945) or the future (“future” compared to World War II, that is). Maybe the villain is someone from the 21st century going back to change the past for their own purposes, or maybe they’re a War era mastermind who sees the influx of new villains as a chance to remake the world to their own liking. Whatever. Either way, the villain is working for (or at least parallel to) the Axis. Villain picks are exclusive. Contemporary Heroes: Each player will choose six heroes to go back in time to help restore the timeline and make sure the good guys win. These must be professionally-published fictional characters. Hero picks (including the Golden Age Hero, see below) are exclusive. Golden Age Hero: This is a hero from the War era who will work with the Contemporary Heroes. Again, this must be a professionally-published fictional character. In addition, this must be a character who participated in the fighting during World War II--in other words, a character who was alive and active in-universe during the War, whether shown on-screen or not. For example, Captain America was obviously fighting Nazis during World War II (see above), but so was Indiana Jones (as revealed after the fact in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). Options: Each player may make up to three Option picks to fill in their story. These may be other heroes or villains, supporting cast, secondary locations, MacGuffins, or pretty much anything else. Option picks other than Locations are exclusive. General Rules for Draft Picks Draft the Man, Not the Mask: This is the same rule we’ve pretty much always used. For example, once Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) has been drafted, Binary (Carol Danvers) and Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) are off the table. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), and Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan) would still be available. No Living People May Be Drafted: All Heroes and Villains must be professionally-published fictional characters. Real people who were important in the War (Winston Churchill, Erwin Rommel, J. Robert Oppenheimer, etc) may be selected with Option picks. Under no circumstances can people currently living in the real world be drafted. The Least That You Can Do: To be included in the poll, a player must draft at least a Location, a Villain, a Golden Age Hero, and three Contemporary heroes. Fiction Is Fun, But Optional: If you want to write some fiction to go with your draft, we’d all love to read it. But it’s not mandatory. Questions? Let me know. Otherwise, we’ll start it up next Friday. Now, who’s up for Kicking Some Axis? Edit: Link to Rosters here!
  6. Ye gawds, it's the World Creation SuperDraft! You are a god. We are building a new fantasy mythology from scratch. Working with all of the other gods, you are going to create a new world. The setting is completely blank. You will need to contribute your divine ideas to build the lands and populate them with a variety of life. Here's what you'll need in your divine portfolio. Domains of Influence. These are special realms of control and responsibility for which you are known and prayed to. You will have one primary domain and three secondary domains. Secondary domains can be a new area of influence or can recreate any of the other divine contributions (including Interference). Geography. You are the patron and builder of certain locales. It can be as broad as a continent or an ocean, or it can be as specific as a city. Sentient Life. Humans are not here by default. You can build entire races from scratch or offshoots of another race already created. (Example, God A creates centaurs. God B likes centaurs, too, so he builds an offshoot race, dark centaurs.) Gift to Civilization. Whomever the races may be, they are extremely primitive. As gods, you must guide them. Contribute skills or knowledge to the population. You can specify a particular people for your gift, which will make them the best at it, but it will spread to others. Flora or Fauna. Create one of the following, either a special plant or crop for the world OR a special animal or livestock for the world. You dictate use, danger, locality, power, etc. These can be real world things (roses, corn, horses, etc.) or mythic (walking trees, Audrey II, Godzilla, etc.) Interference. Bestow a Blessing or curse to an existing place or people. The gods were often family, working together. They were also competitive, and sometimes downright petty. This is your chance to enact your will upon a fellow gods' creation. Mythic Monster or Guardian. You have singular representation in the world, a special, magical creature, benevolent or deadly. This creature is unique, named, and intelligent. Round one will be your Primary Domain, but the rest can be selected in any order. This is a grand experiment. I will not be participating because I don't want to influence where the world goes. We will begin Thursday June 1, Noon Eastern.
  7. PLAGUE sought to rob me of my energy (That and thunderstorms, and car troubles and family and... come to think of it, I have to wonder if God is trying to tell me to cut down on internet time?) so this is very late, but finally the vote is up! Please pick your three. And for those of you going 'huh what?' see the original thread, some fine fiction... and more HERE Title: A Mummy In the Museum Location: Museum Nat History, NY, NY Prize: tablet of immortality ( night in the museum ) The Face: Templeton "Face" Peck Shadow: Snake Eyes Obstacle: T-Rex from Night at the Mueseum Muscle: Danny Rand (AKA Ironfist) Tech guy: Agatha Heterodyne Obstacle: The Monkey from Night at the Mueseum Mastermind: Flynn Carson (From the librarians) Curveball: Black Scorpian (Organization) Option: Jack O'Connor from the Mummy Option: option to declare that the black scorpions seized the Book of the Dead from the Mummy by and woke up Imhotep by mistake. Title- The Dying is Easy: The Heist is Hard Location: Nakatomi Plaze, present day The Prize: Hal 9000 Mastermind/Leader: Holland March (Nice Guys) Tech: Damian Spinelli (General Hospital)- "The Jackal of Cyberspace" Face: Sawyer (LOST) Shadow: Victoria Winslow (RED) Option crew member: John Nada (They Live) Muscle: Luke Hobbs (Fast and the Furious series) Obstacle: The Nakatomi Plaza is celebrating the 30th anniversary of John McClane saving the day, presenting John McClane with an award. Known obstacle: Head of Security at Nakatomi: Kate Beckett (Castle) Curve Ball: Sawyer is actually working with Aisha al Fadhil (The Losers) to steal Hal-9000 for themselves Option pick: Eli Pope (Scandal) Title: The Family Jewels Location: London, Circa 2000 The Prize: The Crown Jewels! Obstacle: Paladin (Marvel Comics) Tech Guy: Hobie Brown, The Prowler, Marvel Comics The Mastermind is Scott Lang, Ant-Man Title: Gold Stealers. They're the ones, the ones who try to steal gold. Their hearts are cold. Location: A little place in Kentucky. Fort Knox. Muscle: The Rhino Tech Guy is The Fixer Shadow: The Shadow Thief Prize: The Ring of the Nibelung Option: The Mole (Thunderbirds) Mastermind: Mystique Face: Psycho Pirate Obstacle: Captain America Obstacle #2: Marine Recon and they are wearing Mandroid armour Curve Ball: Spiderman is there in his photographer ID. Title: The Heroic Foxbat Outfoxes KAOS! Location: Washington, DC, present day. Mastermind: The Fabulous Foxbat! The Shadow: Invisible Boy (Mystery Men) The Muscle: The Tick The Tech Guy: Gromit Face: Flynn Rider (Tangled) Prize: Green Arrow's bow and arrows! Obstacle: The Bow and Arrows are in the possession of KAOS Obstacle #2: Roy Harper Curve Ball: Harley Quinn Title: North Atlantic Team Omega in: Rescue on Antillia Location: The Island of Antillia, a corner of Atlantis that in this age stands above the waves. Currently the base of a nest of Nazi holdouts. Right after WW2 Mastermind: Captain Nemo The first Obstacle: The Green Dragon (Golden Age, Dime Comics version - an evil magician.) The Prize: The Scarab (again, Golden Age version) who has been trapped by the Green Dragon and must be liberated by or Heroes. The Face: Lady Satan, another Golden Age of Comics figure The Muscle: Amazing Man Technical Expert: No Man from the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Obstacle: Green Dragon has placed the island under a curse, the first manifestation of which is a hurricane. The Shadow: The Green Lama, hero of pulps and comics. The Curve Ball: Forbush-Man (called Flatbush because Captain Nemo called him that by mistake when he first joined the crew and NO ONE wants to correct Captain Nemo, least of all Forbush....uh, Flatbush. ) Title: Swords of Steel, Phasers of Photon. Location: the Castle of Aaaaargh Mastermind: Jace Beleren from Magic the Gathering Prize: My pick is The Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII Muscle: Aleksandra Zaryanova (AKA "Zarya") from Overwatch Obstacle: Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII Shadow: Dante from Devil May Cry. The Face: Sephiroth Crescent from Final Fantasy VII. Tech Guy: Satya "Symmetra" Vaswani from Overwatch Curveball: The Castle of Aaaaaargh isn't a castle at all, it is a high tech laboratory for experimental weaponry. Obstacle: Robb Stark (Game of Thrones) Option: Ike from Fire Emblem as team member Option: Other Prize The sword of Robb Stark from Game of Thrones Title: To save Excalibur, we have to steal it... Location: Tower of London, London, UK Team name: Field Team - Team Gamma (UNIT-1) Leader: Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (Doctor Who) Tech Guy: Benjamín "Benji" Dunn, IMF (Mission: Impossible film series) Face: James Bond, MI6 (James Bond film series) Shadow: Margaret "Peggy" Carter, (MCU, Agent Carter) Muscle: Lt. Lance Hunter, Btrish Armed Forces, SAS (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) The Prize: Excalibur. Known Obstacle #1: Missy (Dr Who) is also after Excalibur. Known Obstacle #2: The heist takes place in daylight with tourists all over the site. The Curve-ball: The White Tower is a TARDIS, Excalibur is inside. Option #1: [additional crew] Rory Williams (Doctor Who) Option: Excalibur is used to officially anoint new British kings/queens. Title: Where in the World is Uncle Scrooge's Fortune? Location: Uncle Scrooge's Money Bin on Kilmotor Hill! Mastermind: Carmen San Diego Shadow: Waldo (From Where's Waldo) Tech: Dexter (From Dexter's Laboratory) Muscle: Buford Van Stomm, bully The Face: Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls) The Prize: The loot in the bin, of course Obstacle: Darkwing Duck! Curve ball: Dipper Pines (Mabel's Brother) Obstacle: Agent P! Option:The Real prize... Radioactive Man's first appearance, "Interesting Stories" #27 The Title: The Y1.9K Bug Location: Washington DC, winter 1899-1900. The Prize: February 29, 1900 The whole day. The Tech Guy: The Time Traveler, H. George Wells. (From The Time Machine (1895 Book, 1960 Movie) and Time After Time (1979 Movie) The Face: Dr, Henry Jekyll, MD The Muscle Edward Hyde The Shadow: Harry Houdini Mastermind: Comte de Saint Germain Curve-ball: Clara Oswald Known Obstacle #1 The Secret Service Option: Professor Quentin Everett Deverill Known Obstacle #2: Governor of New York (and former Assistant Secretary of the Navy) Theodore Roosevelt Option #2: Dr. (not yet "Sir") Arthur Conan Doyle, MD
  8. Is there anyone so law abiding that they do not get a secret delight in the idea of the perfect crime? The perfect score for the prize of all prizes? Oh sure, sometimes it's robin hood level stuff, sometimes it's justice in a world where the law serves flat out evil people or at least hurts good ones. Other times, it's the challenge of it. When someone tells you can't possibly beat their security, it becomes a windmill you want to see get tilted at. And, of course, there's plain old fashioned greed That's probably why fiction about such continues to entertain: And that's the theme! Welcome to the March 2017 "Heist" superdraft. Your mission? Assemble your team for a Leverage/Ocean's 11 whatever type of crew on a big job of theft and or/con. Supers are allowed (See the Ant Man movie for a recent fun one) but not required. Feel free to put your own twist on this. It can be funny, creepy, tragic, etc. The Heist might even fail, or succeed beyond their wildest expectations. Let's break it down Location Pick: The first and essential pick, try to go no bigger than a city area (The setting does not have to be Urban; if there's something in a remote or rural area you want as the prize, then go for it) . While one could argue the world is truly global, most heist movies are at pretty specific locations. I think the 'city sized playground' will serve. OH, and this is not limited to current day! People have been pulling off capers, or trying to, for centuries, and fiction is rife with space rogues and fantasy thieves let alone historical ones. Our protagonists, the Caper Crew. They'll be five picks, five roles to fill: The Mastermind/Leader- This pick is just what it says on the tin. He's (or She's) the brains beyond the operation and the one who keeps everyone on the same page,, his page. Or at least he tries to. Others maybe smarter or more charming, and that's fine, but he's the one everyone looks to to put it all together and keep it that way. Of course, keeping any group of talented and often greedy egos in check can be a challenge for even the most brilliant and inspirational of guys. The Tech Guy- In modern tropes this is usually the young talent who knows computers inside and out while the more polished older generation lament the good ole days. But it doesn't have to be a hacker. Steampunk gurus, Dwarven locksmiths who get the party past a deathtrap in a dungeon, or gadget guys who build the numerous toys that seem almost magical can be found. He doesn't have to be the only guy who knows his way around 'the technology of the time', but he does need to be the best at it in your group. The Face- Even if it's not a con type caper, there always seems to be one member of the team who fits the mold of the charmer flat out Con that strangers find themselves trusting and believing even when they shouldn't. Be it smoldering vamp who acts as the perfect distraction, the consummate liar who gets security to hand over the passwords of the day with a smile, or what have you, the Face is a manipulator extraordinaire, and only his team knows him (or her) well enough to watch out for it, and even they lower their guard from time to time. Again, you can have other con men in your group, but this pick should be the best at it. The Shadow- If you see this guy/gal then they're doing it wrong. Where the Face engages people, the Shadow bypasses them through stealth, and often amazing athletic feats. The shadow is the one who "escapes from the inescapable prison" or , conversely, "Slips into the the impregnable fortress." They often scout ahead, and while the tech guy might know exactly how a laser sensor grid works, it's the Shadow who can actually do the contortions needed to get past them. Othes in your group can be quiet, agile, and the like.... but it's the Shadow's wheel house. The Muscle- the Muscle is usually the member no one wants to see do his thing, because it means the caper has gotten messy. He or she is the physical powerhouse. Sometimes this is due to being just incredibly strong (Compared to most in his/her setting) other times it's due to martial arts or other combat skills honed over a life time, and quite often it's a mix of both. Stereotypes of the dumb muscle might be in play, but just because he has no idea how a mechanism works or how to hook up to wi-fi, one shouldn't underestimate him. They often point out common sense problems or snags that the other 'brainy guys' overlooked. For that matter, he might enjoy discussing ancient Greek Philosophers or quote Shakespeare. Again, he doesn't have to be the only combat ready member on the team, but he should be the best at it. You do not want to meet this guy in a dark alley. etc. Now I'm going to try to be very loose with the above; I've found that hedging folks in too much makes them cranky or kills their creative mojo. Try to keep in with the spirit of the above, and I'll worry less about the letter. And don't forget; there are a lot of class tropes that the above picks can do double duty on. Maybe the Muscle is the New Kid where the Shadow is the soon to retire as he's slowing down or vice versa. Maybe The Tech Guy doesn't just hack from the car, he also can drive like a Duke Boy on Speed. Also, all is relative.In a super powered world, Giganta might be the muscle, if you're using a group of car thieves in a non powered world , then the quiet grunting guy who doesn't speak until the end of the movie might qualify. Now onto the other picks.... The Prize Find a prize in fiction, anything used in fiction, and make it the prize your Heist Crew is going for. Quite often, it's money, but it can be famous paintings, jewelry, artifacts, mystic relics, alien tech, or a red swingline stapler! But it must be in fiction, and you must mention from where. Now here is where it gets weird No, you can't just say the prize is a million dollars...BUT, you can say all the money from this or that casino, or the money in the US treasury. You need to be a bit more specific. What's more? A lot of real world things have been used in fictional works, albeit twisted. Did you enjoy National Treasure? Well you too can steal the Declaration of Independence because it appeared in the movie. Known Obstacles You must also pick two, count them two, major known obstacles. (You can actually add more generic ones if you like, I'm going to say faceless security guards free to use). These can be specific characters that stand out among the generic. Sure, there are some guards, but leading them Is former Deputy Barney "One bullet" Fife! (Watch out!) . Maybe the cops don't have proof you're up to something yet, but Lt. William Snyder (From The Sting) is will happily slam your face against a table and tell you he's watching you. The obstacle can be a high end security system (Be it the latest tech or magic wards), or what have you. As long as it's something your gang has to overcome, I'm good with it. There can be other hurdles, and things in the way, but this is what your 'heroes' know to expect or at least know are in play. The Curve-ball No plan survives contact with the enemy, and no mastermind's scheme can account for anything. Particularly in fiction, just when things are about to go perfectly, something comes in to completely catch folks off guard. Was your supervilalin crew robbing fort knox? Well, there's this reporter Clark Kent in the area and...oh god, where did Superman come from? A local mafia don hears you're robbing a bank? Fantastic... he wants his cut... or else. Perfect con job has everyone fooled? What happens when you start to fall in love with your mark? Option Picks Two of them. This can be two more folks on your Heist crew, special equipment, more locations (if they weren't taken) to expand your draft's story, more obstacles/enemies, even extra curve balls. We start on March First, 9 PM Eastern Standard Time ... that seemed to work out well for some of you who had lives all day so we'll do it again. Any Questions? ________________________________ Bazza title: To save Excalibur, we have to steal it... Location: Tower of London, London, UK Team name: Field Team - Team Gamma (UNIT-1) Leader: Kate Lethbridge-Stewart (Doctor Who) Tech Guy: Benjamín "Benji" Dunn, IMF (Mission: Impossible film series) Face: James Bond, MI6 (James Bond film series) Shadow: Margaret "Peggy" Carter, (MCU, Agent Carter) Muscle: Lt. Lance Hunter, Btrish Armed Forces, SAS (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) The Prize: Excalibur. Known Obstacle #1: Missy (Dr Who) is also after Excalibur. Known Obstacle #2: The heist takes place in daylight with tourists all over the site. The Curve-ball: The White Tower is a TARDIS, Excalibur is inside. Option #1: [additional crew] Rory Williams (Doctor Who) Option: Excalibur is used to officially anoint new British kings/queens. csyphrett Title: A Mummy In the Museum Location: Museum Nat History, NY, NY Prize: tablet of immortality ( night in the museum ) The Face: Templeton "Face" Peck Shadow: Snake Eyes Obstacle: T-Rex from Night at the Mueseum Muscle: Danny Rand (AKA Ironfist) Tech guy: Agatha Heterodyne Obstacle: The Monkey from Night at the Mueseum Mastermind: Flynn Carson (From the librarians) Curveball: Black Scorpian (Organization) Option: Jack O'Connor from the Mummy Option: option to declare that the black scorpions seized the Book of the Dead from the Mummy by and woke up Imhotep by mistake. Death Tribble Location: A little place in Kentucky. Fort Knox. Muscle: The Rhino Tech Guy is The Fixer Shadow: The Shadow Thief Prize: The Ring of the Nibelung Option: The Mole (Thunderbirds) Mastermind: Mystique Face: Psycho Pirate Obstacle: Captain America Obstacle #2: Marine Recon and they are wearing Mandroid armour Enforcer84 Location: London, Circa 2000 The Prize: The Crown Jewels! Obstacle: Paladin (Marvel Comics) Tech Guy: Hobie Brown, The Prowler, Marvel Comics The Mastermind is Scott Lang, Ant-Man JohnnyAppleseed098 Title: Swords of Steel, Phasers of Photon. Location: the Castle of Aaaaargh Mastermind: Jace Beleren from Magic the Gathering Prize: My pick is The Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII Muscle: Aleksandra Zaryanova (AKA "Zarya") from Overwatch Obstacle: Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII Shadow: Dante from Devil May Cry. The Face: Sephiroth Crescent from Final Fantasy VII. Tech Guy: Satya "Symmetra" Vaswani from Overwatch Curveball: The Castle of Aaaaaargh isn't a castle at all, it is a high tech laboratory for experimental weaponry. Obstacle: Robb Stark (Game of Thrones) Option: Ike from Fire Emblem as team member Option: Other Prize The sword of Robb Stark from Game of Thrones Log Title: Where in the World is Uncle Scrooge's Fortune? Location: Uncle Scrooge's Money Bin on Kilmotor Hill! Mastermind: Carmen San Diego Shadow: Waldo (From Where's Waldo) Tech: Dexter (From Dexter's Laboratory) Muscle: Buford Van Stomm, bully The Face: Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls) The Prize: The loot in the bin, of course Obstacle: Darkwing Duck! Curve ball: Dipper Pines (Mabel's Brother) Obstacle: Agent P! Option:The Real prize... Radioactive Man's first appearance, "Interesting Stories" #27 Lucius North Atlantic Team Omega in: Rescue on Antillia Location: The Island of Antillia, a corner of Atlantis that in this age stands above the waves. Currently the base of a nest of Nazi holdouts. Right after WW2 Mastermind: Captain Nemo The first Obstacle: The Green Dragon (Golden Age, Dime Comics version - an evil magician.) The Prize: The Scarab (again, Golden Age version) who has been trapped by the Green Dragon and must be liberated by or Heroes. The Face: Lady Satan, another Golden Age of Comics figure The Muscle: Amazing Man Technical Expert: No Man from the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Obstacle: Green Dragon has placed the island under a curse, the first manifestation of which is a hurricane. The Shadow: The Green Lama, hero of pulps and comics. The Curve Ball: Forbush-Man (called Flatbush because Captain Nemo called him that by mistake when he first joined the crew and NO ONE wants to correct Captain Nemo, least of all Forbush....uh, Flatbush. ) McCoy The Title: The Y1.9K Bug Location: Washington DC, winter 1899-1900. The Prize: February 29, 1900 The whole day. The Tech Guy: The Time Traveler, H. George Wells. (From The Time Machine (1895 Book, 1960 Movie) and Time After Time (1979 Movie) The Face: Dr, Henry Jekyll, MD The Muscle Edward Hyde The Shadow: Harry Houdini Mastermind: Comte de Saint Germain Curve-ball: Clara Oswald Known Obstacle #1 The Secret Service Option: Professor Quentin Everett Deverill Known Obstacle #2: Governor of New York (and former Assistant Secretary of the Navy) Theodore Roosevelt Option #2: Dr. (not yet "Sir") Arthur Conan Doyle, MD Pariah Title: The Heroic Foxbat Outfoxes KAOS! Location: Washington, DC, present day. Mastermind: The Fabulous Foxbat! The Shadow: Invisible Boy (Mystery Men) The Muscle: The Tick The Tech Guy: Gromit Face: Flynn Rider (Tangled) Prize: Green Arrow's bow and arrows! Obstacle: The Bow and Arrows are in the possession of KAOS Obstacle #2: Roy Harper Curve Ball: Harley Quinn Psybolt Title- The Dying is Easy: The Heist is Hard Location: Nakatomi Plaze, present day The Prize: Hal 9000 Mastermind/Leader: Holland March (Nice Guys) Tech: Damian Spinelli (General Hospital)- "The Jackal of Cyberspace" Face: Sawyer (LOST) Shadow: Victoria Winslow (RED) Option crew member: John Nada (They Live) Muscle: Luke Hobbs (Fast and the Furious series) Obstacle: The Nakatomi Plaza is celebrating the 30th anniversary of John McClane saving the day, presenting John McClane with an award. Known obstacle: Head of Security at Nakatomi: Kate Beckett (Castle) Curve Ball: Sawyer is actually working with Aisha al Fadhil (The Losers) to steal Hal-9000 for themselves Option pick: Eli Pope (Scandal)
  9. It's finally here! Thank you for your patience, the last few days have been ... odd. Please vote for your top three (3) rosters. Full draft, spoiled for length.
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