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Hoy there, true believers! It’s time for the Super Sitcom Superdraft!

 

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In this edition of the Superdraft, you will be choosing characters for a sitcom, but with a twist: The focus is on Supers! Heroes, villains, agents, mooks, DNPCs, super-pets, you name it! Bring them all together for a super story of friends, family, and quirky fun.

 

In this Superdraft, you will select the following:

  • The Setting: Choose a time and/or place for your story. As usual, this is the first pick.
  • The Lead: This is your main character. This character should be a super. (Your other characters need not be supers, but this one should be.)
  • The Partner: This is the primary companion to The Lead. This may be a romantic partner, but doesn’t have to be. It might be a roommate (Oscar and Felix from The Odd Couple), a work partner (Max and Agent 99 from Get Smart!), or what have you.
  • The Family/Flatmate: This is someone who shares a home/workplace/whatever with The Lead (and maybe The Partner as well). It could be a child or other family member, an old friend, a nanny, a pet, etc. 
  • The Wacky Comic Relief / The Best Friend: Choose one of these two common sitcom tropes for this slot. One character may fill both roles, of course. If you want two different characters in order to fill both roles, use an Option.
  • The Nosy Neighbor: This character is more involved in The Lead’s life than they have any right to be, and certainly more than The Lead would like them to be. Note that while this character is probably an annoyance, it is NOT The Antagonist. That’s another pick.
  • The Guest Star: Choose a character to appear in no more than one or two episodes of your series. In keeping with traditions of the genre, this should be a big name character (to help drive up ratings during Sweeps week, you know).
  • The Antagonist: This is the thorn in the side of The Lead and The Partner. The level of antagonism, from work/romantic interference to attempted homicide, is up to you.
  • The Secret: One thing all supers have in common is secrets. Is there something your lead characters are trying to keep hidden from their neighbors? Is The Lead hiding something from The Partner? Or is there a secret the main characters don’t know about that could cause them difficulty?
  • You also get up to three Options to fill out your story. 

 

The usual rules for drafting characters apply. All character picks are exclusive. Once any version of a character is drafted, all other versions of that character are off the table (e.g., you can’t draft Ant-Man Henry Pym if someone has already drafted Yellowjacket Henry Pym). Different characters using the same identity are okay, though (e.g., if someone has already drafted Ant-Man Henry Pym, you can still draft Ant-Man Scott Lang). When drafting a character with many identities (e.g., Carol Danvers: Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, Captain Marvel) or one of several characters with a given identity (e.g., Captain Marvel: Billy Batson, Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau), please be as specific as possible.

 

The Super Sitcom Superdraft will begin on Monday, April 5th at noon Eastern Daylight Time (check your local listings for exactly when that is where you live). Picks will be made each day at the same time, one pick per day. We will NOT draft on the weekends. (This means you’ll make your final pick on April 20th.) A poll will be posted on or around April 23rd and will remain open until April 30th.

 

Any questions? Let me know.

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