Jump to content

SUPERDRAFT: Cast your Fantasy KINGDOM!


Recommended Posts


Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Thou art cordially invited to the Cast Your Fantasy Kingdom Superdraft!
With each passing day of ye olde draft, ye shall pick what thespian (Actor/actress) alive or dead you would cast into each role of import in thy high fantasy kingdom. Doest though Wish John Candy as an Evil Queen? Sooth, save another beat thy time it shall be so. Doest thou wish Angela Lansbury as thy high priestess of the land? Done, and in whaterr age ye wish.  


It is up to ye, for the most part, whether they play their parts as heroic and good, or with such base knavery to shame their line for generations! Tyrants and Beloved Lords, Black Knights and Shining ones, Goodly Wizards and Foul Witches! And perchance, some of ye shall dabble exclusively in gray Morality? You make me sad. Carry on anyway!

 

OH, once an actor or pick is made, it's off for everyone else. It doesn't matter if one of you wants Steve Guttenberg as your wizard, and another wants him as a high priest... whoever picked him first gets him sole rights to him for this draft. 

 

In case it needs be said, this is not Modern Fantasy (sometimes called Urban Fantasy) so keep it Medieval..ish or at least stop at the Renaissance :) 

 

Sovereign:  This is going to be your ruler, the default is King, but if you prefer another title of aristocracy , even one from another culture, sure. Nothing too modern though. There will be no C.E.O of Tyrannia. Said Sovereign can be a Queen or the like as well, of course, in both history and fiction, women can be just as tyrannical or beloved rulers as the fellows.


Consort: Whether married to your ruler or merely a lover, the Consort should probably at least have influence, and in some cases might have a true partnership in rule! Be Sure to stress which as it certain shapes your kingdom.


Designated Heir: Usually heir by blood relation, but that's not a requirement. This lad or lass is expected to take over when the ruler passes on. if he or she IS blood kin, you might want to make sure actors have a family resemblance :)


Greatest Warrior in all the Land: Often reserved for a shining knight, your greatest warrior might be a wandering barbarian, a gladiator of an arena, or even a retired veteran turned farmer.  Good, evil, he's the guy girl with the weapon... and the badassery skill to use it well


Wizard:  You need at least one wizard, witch, sorcerer, etc. Be he an adviser to your ruler, or a threat to the land, that's up to you. 


High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Pick a fictional faith/religion from a novel, comic book, movie etc... and cast an actor to play the high priest/priestess of it! Are they an evil cult leader? A kindly matriarch of a healing deity? A political force fit to rival the rulers? You decide- BONUS- you may, if you wish, pick a deity from one of our world creation superdrafts to be your biggest state religion!


Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: Dragon! or Giant, or Kraken... every fantasy kingdom needs a monster that threatens it! Obviously, casting for this is likely going to be more voice acting ... though if you want W.C. Fields in a Dragan costume more power to you!


OUR HERO!- Oh this one is wide open. Farmboy with a destiny? Lovable rogue with a heart of gold? Girl named Jackie with a gift for giant slaying? Go for it. Pick your actor or actress and then tell us about the character they're going to play. Not all heroes are nice mind you, or even competent. Maybe 'protagonist' is the better term  IF you prefer your hero be one of the already picked roles, this becomes "Our Sidekick"


THEME MUSIC: Pick a song, or a composer (Alive or dead) and it's attached to your movie.


A VILLAIN: Notice, I say 'a' villain, not the Villain. After all, you might already have the warrior as the bad guy, or the ruler him/herself, or whatever... so this spot might be a minion, a partner, or even a hidden superior to any other bad guy you wants OR they could be THE Villain in a land full of non villains.


Stealing from another Set/Studio: We're casting a fantasy movie right? that ain't cheap, and we want to interest fanboys. So, feel free to use any prop from any High Fantasy movie, TV show, or Novel. Magic swords, rings, and even whole sets ("It's only a model"). Just for the record, not people.
 

 

Obligatory Fantasy race: Your elves are different, sure they are... but you better name the setting you're basing your elves, dwarves, halflings, or whatever on. You get to pick one non human humanoid fantasy race to walk along side man (or fight them etc) ...they can be rare or common. This is one area where you As with the gods, you may pick a race from a previous world creation superdraft if you want

 

Optional Character: For those roles you feel are neglected, this is wide open. Need a merchant? A milkmaid? Cast away.

 

We start picking  on JANUARY 7, 2020, Noon EST US (A Tuesday)

 

Buying you time to ask questions etc.

 

 

 


 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 326
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Monster threatening kingdom:  a relentless invasion of fire-proof ewoks.      

You have nothing to apologize for.  Commishing is complex and difficult.   As always we appreciate you taking the time to do so.

I would like to pick Jackie Chan as the greatest warrior in the land.   This is the good stuff. CES

Posted Images

This is where I will try to put all the picks!

 

L. Marcus

Title- Kingdom Come

Sovereign: Patrick Stewart

Consort: Helen Mirren!

Designated Heir: Viggo Mortensen!

Greatest Warrior in all the Land: Val Kilmer! (channeling Madmardigan)

Wizard: Marlon Brando

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Glenn Close! 

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: Smaug the Magnificent!, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch! 

OUR HERO!-  Simon Pegg! (in his Shaun-mode)

THEME MUSIC: Composed by Jean Sibelius!

A VILLAIN:  Jeremy Irons.

Stealing from another Set/Studio:  Camelot from The First Knight!

Obligatory Fantasy race:  Trolls! Hulking warrior men, ten feet tall, bearded and grey-skinned; unearthly beautiful women, be-tailed, wielding wild magic. Setting is Traditional Swedish Folk Lore.

Optional Character: The Spymaster, played by Gary Oldman!, channeling George Smiley.

 

Duke Bushido

Sovereign:  George Burns

Consort: Jaye Davidson (from Stargate)

Designated Heir: David Keith

Greatest Warrior in all the Land:  Ice T (late 80s / early nineties, before he Doughboyed up) 

Wizard: 

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: 

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: Ewok Swarm? (Presumably Fireproof)

OUR HERO!- Tawny Kitaen kitted up as Lady Amethyst

THEME MUSIC: Twisted Sister (Esp Come out and Play and Captain Howdy

A VILLAIN: Tom Baker

Stealing from another Set/Studio:  the Glaive from Krull

Obligatory Fantasy race: Manphibians 

Optional Character: 

 

 

Sociotard

Sovereign: The Provisonarch will be played be Dafne Keen.

Consort: Bestie?  Galebite the Horse, played by Pinocchio, and Voiced by Alan Tudyk

Designated Heir: Thandie Newton as  First Governor

Greatest Warrior in all the Land: John Rhys-Davies as the Towering Knight

Wizard: Dany DeVito as Benjamin Franklin.

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Doug Jones as the Spirit of Summertime Thunderstorms

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: Saoirse Ronan as the Vampire Snow White

OUR HERO!- Jason Isaacs as the Bard-Suspected but never proven to be a spy.

THEME MUSIC: Music by Hidden Citizens

A VILLAIN: Hugh Jackman as the Huntsman

Stealing from another Set/Studio: The Ivory Tower from The Neverending Story

Obligatory Fantasy race:   Animistic Spirits

Optional Character: Martyr: Amy Schumer

 

 

 

Hermit

Title- Heavy Crowns and Tight Wedding Rings

Sovereign: Paul Rudd as newly crowned King Rudderick V (and hero)

Consort: Maureen O'Hara as  Queen Badiya, 'barbarian' queen

Designated Heir:  William Atherton as Duke Hath Thornpeck, Uncle (Mother's side) to the King and (spoiler) secretly covets the throne!

Greatest Warrior in all the Land: James Garner as Sir Cullough the Black, Knight Pragmatic!

Wizardress: Bernadette Peters as the Lura the queen's 'useless' vamp sister, who is secretly a practicing mystic!

High Priest of the Major region In your kingdom:  Robin Williams, as Osric the 13th, Patriarch of the Church of the God of Wisdom (From the first World Creation Superdraft, God of Wisdom's creator- Old man)

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: the Minotaur! Voiced by Richard Mull

OUR SIDEKICK- : Danny Kaye as Colby Todd, Court Jester and the King's best friend.

THEME MUSIC: Savatage (Especially their take on Hall of the Mountain King)

Villain: The Lich  Kaj-Mordu, called "The Mountain King" reigns in his great lair waiting for a chance to break free,. and bring forth his armies. Voiced by Jack Palance!

Stealing from another Set/Studio: Undermountain setting from various D&D Novels, Modules etc

Obligatory Fantasy race:  Paizo Goblins, most in service to the Mountain King out of sheer terror (Some exceptions)

Optional Character: Dan Frishman as the Goblin Graffle Bloodsprinkler who works for a way to free his people from the Lich

 

Pariah

 Title- Love and Betrayal in the Queendom of Miranda

Sovereign: Emma Thompson as Her Serene and Terrible Majesty, Queen Tethys of Miranda.

Consort:  Kenneth Branagh as Prince Consort Iapetus

Designated Heir:  Sophie Turner as Princess Umbriel of Miranda

Greatest Warrior in all the Land:  Gal Gadot as General Thalassa

Wizard (Sorceress): Helena Bonham Carter as the Sorceress Eris.

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Tony Amendola as Prelate Nix

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: A Balrog, voiced by Jeffrey Combs

OUR HERO!- Tom Holland as Galle, farm boy of Miranda.

THEME MUSIC:  by Vangelis (Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner, Cosmos, etc.)

A VILLAIN: Morena Baccarin as Larissa, illegitimate daughter of the sorceress Eris and Prince Consort Iapetus.

Stealing from another Set/Studio:  The Subtle Knife

Obligatory Fantasy race: Spectres from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials.

Optional Character:   Sigourney Weaver as Sedna, Half-sister to Queen Tethys and unlikely mentor to Galle, our hero.

 

 

Death Tribble

Title- 'Oh No ! Friendship and Magic come to the Evil Kingdom !'

Sovereign: Josh Brolin

Consort: Jacqueline Pearce 

Designated Heir: Tom Hiddleston

Greatest Warrior in all the Land:  Basil Rathbone

Wizard:  James Hong 

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom:  James Earl Jones channelling Thulsa Doom

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom:  Big McIntosh (from MLP:Friendship is magic, voiced by Tiny Tim)

OUR HERO!-   Roger Delgado 

THEME MUSIC: "Barwick Green"/ The Theme from The Archers 

A VILLAIN: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Stealing from another Set/Studio: Unicorns to use as cavalry. From the movie Legend

Obligatory Fantasy race: Heavy Artillery Gnomes

Optional Character: Michael Ironside as the General

 

 

Bazza

Title- The Avalon Chronicles

Sovereign: Katharine Hepburn as Guinevere Pendragon. 

Consort: Laurence Olivier as Consort Uther 

Designated Heir: Audrey Hepburn as Designated Heir Artis* Pendragon. (Age 24)

Greatest Warrior in all the Land: Karen Gillian as Lance du Lac channeling Merida from Pixar’s Brave. 

Wizard: Christopher Lee (as Merlin)

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Marilyn Monroe as Morgana / Morgan le Fey

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom:  Idris Elba as The Green Knight. 

OUR HERO!-  Paul Newman as Percival. 

THEME MUSIC:  Composer: John Williams. 

A VILLAIN: Jack Nicholson portraying Mordred

Stealing from another Set/Studio: Arendelle inc Enchanted Forest and Ahtohallan

Obligatory Fantasy race: Trolls (From Frozen)

Optional Character: Humphrey Bogart as Barkeep

 

 

csyphrett

Title-  Burn'd Monkey

Sovereign:  Christopher Lambert 

Consort:  Lucy Lawless

Designated Heir:  Adrian Paul

Greatest Warrior in all the Land: Jackie Chan

Wizard:  Harold Ramis

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Mark Williams

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: Reapers from Blade 

OUR HERO!- Jeffrey Donovan

THEME MUSIC: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly  (as done by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra)

A VILLAIN: Colin Chau 

Stealing from another Set/Studio:

Obligatory Fantasy race: poltergeists/ghosts from ghostbusters and add nature spirits as my race

Optional Character:  Eddie Ping as Sun Wu Kong

 

 

Cancer

Title- Invasion of the Twrps

Sovereign: Jack Cassidy aka Prince Slićvilić aka Slick von Slime, Sovereign Prince of Splato

Consort: Princess Hilde von Bujah, played by Jean Harlow,

Designated Heir: Princess Brunnhilde, portrayed by Jayne Mansfield, 

Greatest Warrior in all the Land:George C Scott as Lord Borna

Wizard:  Vincent Price as Omar Haram

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom:   Abbess Zoot, portrayed by Carol Cleveland

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: Zarko the Dhampir voiced by Boris Karloff

OUR HERO!- Sister Angelina Krestic, played by Uma Thurman

THEME MUSIC: Van Halen 

A VILLAIN: Charles Middleton as Božo Babić (Evil Bozzo)

Stealing from another Set/Studio: Sting, the magic shortsword from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings; its representation in the films works for us

Obligatory Fantasy race: Kishi from Bantu Mythology

Optional Character:  Brunnhilde's  younger sister Sieglinde, played by Mamie van Doren 

 

Assault

Title- A Most Serene Republic

Sovereign: His Most Serene Excellency, the Doge of The Most Serene Republic will be played by Peter Sellers.

Consort: Senatrix Marozia is the Doge's mistress, and will be played by Joanna Lumley.

Designated Heir: son of the current Doge, as played by Rowan Atkinson.

Greatest Warrior in all the Land:  Danny John-Jules as Captain Thello(snappy dresser, magnet for the ladies and mercenary swordsman)

Wizard:  The Wise Woman will be played by Miriam Margolyes.

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Peter Cook cast as Bishop of Most Serene Republic's State Church

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: The Jabberwock. Created using practical effects by Weta Workshop, in conjunction with Adam Savage.

OUR HERO!- Wat Firkin will be played by Graham Chapman.

THEME MUSIC: Composed by Eric Idle.

A VILLAIN: Bela Lugosi as Draco, Count of the Bohemians 

Stealing from another Set/Studio: Orc stuff from LOTR movies

Obligatory Fantasy race: Orcs! (LoTR) 

Optional Character:  Brutus, Prince and Ambassador of Albion will be played by Peter Capaldi.

 

 

 

Psybolt

 

Title- The Secret of the Prince

Sovereign: Tilda Swinton  (character:  King Stanton)

Consort: Playing Ariana.... Scarlett Johansson

Designated Heir:   Noah Jupe (character- Prince Jessup Stanton)

Greatest Warrior in all the Land: Daniel Day-Lewis as Ogden Wehterby the Elder

Wizard:  Sebastian DeClercq played by the incomparable Alan Rickman

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Playing Brother Chaos (the God from the World Creation)... Ralph Fiennes  (Of course, the Pick is supposed to be the Priest OF the God, with religion mentioned, but given the God of CHaos is involved we'll let this slide)

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom: Tiamat the Chromatic Dragon  Voiced by Judi Dench

OUR HERO!-   Kyliegh Curran  as  Wyldsyde 

THEME MUSIC: Composer:  Hildur Guðnadóttir

A VILLAIN: Playing the role of McKai, the apprentice of Sebastian DeClercq is   Finn Wolfhard

Stealing from another Set/Studio: The Dagger of Time (Prince of Persia)

Obligatory Fantasy race:   Sluagh

Optional Character: Wallace Shawn

 

Old Man

Title- He-Man: The Broadway Musical

Sovereign: Brian Blessed

Consort:  Nicole Kidman as Queen Marlena

Designated Heir: Channing Tatum as Prince Adam

Greatest Warrior in all the Land: Emily Blunt as Teela

Wizard:   Keither David as Orko

High Priest/Priestess of the Major region In your kingdom: Anne Hathaway as The Sorceress of Grayskull

Monster That Threatens the Entire Kingdom:  Molkrom, Torg Prince of Destruction

OUR HERO!- Channing Tatum as He-Man

THEME MUSIC: Queen (composer)

A VILLAIN: Tim Curry as Skeletor

Stealing from another Set/Studio: Stormbringer (The Elric Saga)

Obligatory Fantasy race: The Snake-Men! (From Masters of the Universe)

Optional Character: Burt Reynolds as Man-at-Arms

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Pariah said:

Do I read correctly that there is no obligatory first pick for Tuesday?

 

You read correctly! You may call your kingdom whatever you like by name, but there will be no location pick per se. Your kingdom is assumed to be roughly five hundred miles in radius... but it can be an island, a part of a great continent, etc. You do not even have to pick your Sovereign's actor first! How many times have we heard 'so and so cast for minor character for new series but we're going to act like this is big news anyway'? We can do the same :)

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

We start picking  on JANUARY 7, 2020, Noon EST US (A Tuesday)

 

EDIT: Okay. I deleted Duke's post because apparently he missed this and I didn't want him to be sniped.

 

For those that don't know...

You get ONE Pick a day and not until the starting time.

 

Also, remember, these will be actors CAST in the role ... so please feel free to create a name for the character they will be playing.

So if you have John Candy as Queen, then it might be John Candy as Queen Candidia Purejoy or whatever :)

 

Sorry I forget not everyone has done these before.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Hermit said:

 

 

We start picking  on JANUARY 7, 2020, Noon EST US (A Tuesday)

 

EDIT: Okay. I deleted Duke's post because apparently he missed this and I didn't want him to be sniped.

 

I did, and thank you.

 

 

39 minutes ago, Hermit said:

 

For those that don't know...

 

You know that face you make when you realize the topic of the impromptu safety meeting is all about what you did yesterday?

 

Yeah....  I'm making that face right now. :D

And also yeah-- I have no idea how a super draft works.  I hear "super draft" and I think "ball-oriented sports stuff," followed by "not remotely interested."  So nope; I got no clue how the work.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Duke Bushido said:

 

I did, and thank you.

 

 

 

You know that face you make when you realize the topic of the impromptu safety meeting is all about what you did yesterday?

 

Yeah....  I'm making that face right now. :D

And also yeah-- I have no idea how a super draft works.  I hear "super draft" and I think "ball-oriented sports stuff," followed by "not remotely interested."  So nope; I got no clue how the work.

 

 

 

Generally

- You get one pick per day. First in first served. 

- Once the pick is announced that pick is reserved to that player and “off the table”.

- Anyone else planning to pick that person/item/hero/villain/etc but late is said to be “sniped”. Crying expected.

- In the case of heroes like with multiple identities, you pick the man (Hal Jordan, Barry Allen) not the mask (Green Lantern, The Flash). Ergo, other substitutes eg Wally West, other Green Lanterns are still available to other players. 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Some Superdrafts have a rule where the location slot must be filled first. Other than that, you may fill the slots in whatever order you choose. For example, if your entire story depends on having one specific actor in the villain role, you should fill that slot first.

 

In terms of winning, once all participants have filled all slots--and some will write supporting fan fiction, although that's not required--Hermit will post a poll to determine who drafted the best cast.

 

Hope that helps!

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Duke Bushido said:

Enlighten me on the filling in of the slots:

 

If someone picks a guy for Slot One, is that slot then filled, or is everyone picking for that slot, and a 'winner' will be picked from the submissions? 

You have your own roster to fill, depending on the rules of a particular draft -- your own king and queen and kniggit and so forth. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Duke Bushido said:

Enlighten me on the filling in of the slots:

 

If someone picks a guy for Slot One, is that slot then filled, or is everyone picking for that slot, and a 'winner' will be picked from the submissions? 

 

Well, most superdrafts you pick a character, here you pick an actor  who will be filling the character's role. Once you pick an actor, no one else can pick that particular actor, though they still have to fill the roles. If I take John Candy to play the part of a sovereign , no one else can use John Candy but they still have to make another pick of an actor for their own sovereign.

 

As for winning, once the draft is closed (Most folks made their picks etc) there's a little poll where the forumites vote for their favorite rosters! A bit of flash fiction sometimes helps (Keep it PG if you can), some go for comedy, some tragedy, etc but is not required and indeed as busy as some folks get not expected. Usually the poll set up asks you to vote for your favorite three (being multichoice) and we go from there. As there IS no prize really, it's all for the glory and the fun. Whoever has the most votes wins- but ties are not uncommon.

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, death tribble said:

We only get to pick actors but could i say it's James Earl Jones playing Darth Vader for example or Rutger Hauer playing Roy Batty

 

Uhm.. you could have James Earl Jones or Rutger to fill one of the roles on my list (Sovereign, Greatest Warrior, etc) but ahem... Darth Vader and Roy Batty don't quite fit

"so keep it Medieval..ish or at least stop at the Renaissance"

 

Now, could your Greatest Warrior or Wizard or whatever be a Vader Rip off? Oddly, yes.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, L. Marcus said:

It is a good policy to cry a bit before entering a draft, because you will get sniped. After you have been sniped, remember to wreak vengeance upon Old Man.

 

 

I'll keep that in mind, but I think my tastes are eclectic enough to keep that from being a major concern in most cases.  :lol:

 

Hermit's already seen them; he may be able to disabuse me of that notion.   :rofl:

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Duke Bushido said:

I'll keep that in mind, but I think my tastes are eclectic enough to keep that from being a major concern in most cases.  :lol:

 

It is possible that you may be underestimating the number and quality of weirdos you're dealing with here.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...