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  1. It's time for the 2021 Master List Superdraft! This draft is a superhero draft of the kind we have seen often on this forum. This particular draft seeks to maximize the event of one player 'sniping' another. To do this, most of your picks will come from a small list that we will jointly create. June 1: everyone drafts 9 characters. Some heroes, some villains, all characters appropriate to the superhero genre. We want everyone's list in QUICKLY, so it doesn't matter if there are duplicates. These characters are sent to me by PM. You are answerable only to your own conscience. Last year I vetoed a number of characters for not being appropriate to the superhero genre. (Elsa from Frozen, for example). Not this year. I ask that you please keep your nine submissions appropriate to the genre, but I won't arbitrate. The submit-9-draft-8 rule should make this flexible enough that we'll be okay if some people submit genre-questionable characters. June 2-5: Stragglers enter their submissions. June 6: NO NEW PLAYERS! I post the Master List: Every character drafted, duplicates reduced to singles. I will replace duplicates with a pre-prepared list of popular characters (there are three picks for Superman? I go to the top two on my list that haven't been picked, and I add them. Now the master list has one Superman and two other people). Players may draft their location at this time. Thereafter: Draft Normally. All your "Character" picks must come from the Master List, and you can't draft anyone you originally submitted. (so, from the example earlier, none of the three players could draft Superman. anyone could draft the two people I replaced his duplicates with). Note that while players submit 9 characters to the master list, they only draw 8. "Option" picks can be anything, including characters not on the Master List. "Option" picks cannot be used for Master List characters, unless everyone else has all their "Character" slots filled. Picks take place at noon Eastern Daylight Savings Time. You can post your Location at the same time you post any Character pick. I just never care about locations, so I don't want them to interfere with the rest of the draft. Options can be used to draft characters that don't appear on the Master List. Options cannot be used to draft characters that ARE on the Master List. Location 8 characters 3 options (can be used for characters not on the Master List) See last year's draft: The Master List Superdraft - Non-Gaming Discussion - HERO Games
  2. Hoy there, true believers! It’s time for the Super Sitcom Superdraft! 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.
  3. The All Star Freedom League Draft In this draft, Franklin Delano Roosevelt has ordered every superhuman in America to form into one group, the All Star Squadron. This group is instrumental to invading Europe and Japanese waters. Participating drafters have to put together mixed teams from that era to attack designated targets in front of the Allied forces. The draft pool will consist of any hero active during the war such as Captain America, Nick Fury, the Shield, and Samson, any hero who had served during the war but was retconned into not serving such as Superman, Captain Marvel, Batman and Robin, and Aquaman, and any hero created with a back story of serving in the war such as the second Firebrand, Jenny Sparks, or the Gentleman can be picked. Additionally certain heroes with a long individual history such as Immortal Man, Wolverine, Jason Blood, and Zealot can be picked. The same guidelines apply for the villains. The first pick of the draft should be the home base of your team. This is where they assemble to do their battling against the forces of evil. The last pick of the draft should be the destination of the team's invasion. A reason for that spot would be good but is optional. Your team which has to be picked after the home base and before the final destination must be made up of these elements: 1) A Brick 2) A Blaster 3) A Magician/Psychic 4) A Shapeshifter 5) A Detective 6) A Speedster 7) A Patriot One Master Villain/organization to fight the invasion. And three options of choice as long as they fit in the era. Draft Note: I know everyone likes to use time travelers when they can but only two are available as era appropriate: Per Degaton and the Doctor. Whomever can grab either one of these picks get the only time travelers allowed. The Draft will start monday, February 8th, at high noon Eastern Standard Time
  4. The return of the superdraft! Why? I kind of miss it and I need a distraction from the politics Welcome to the completely unasked for "I want to be a-" Fantasy (?) Draft! Starting Monday, January 11, Noon US EST , if we get at least a few people interested anyway. The basic theme is, as the pick descriptions will elaborate on, is the protagnoist hero you draft has ambitions to join a fictional organization or institution for training and/or membership. It's a staple of Romantic Fantasy but, while I did put fantasy in the title, knowing that if I tell folks, metaphorically speaking, they can have any color but blue, they'll want blue most of all even up to and including calling it azure or cerulean and saying it's not REALLY Blue... or maybe pout in text. Nobody needs that headache (or guilt) SO.. yeah, if you prefer your sci fi or what not, you can do that instead. Starting the 11th, each day until options run out, each participant makes their pick. Only the first pick is set in stone order wise (See below) the others can go in any order you like. That said, here's the picks you'll be making if you play The Organization/Institution: Be it an Elite fighting unit, a school of the arcane, a guild of thieves, or an order of knights , this the place/organization/etc your Protagonist will want to join. Obviously it must be fictional, or at least highly fictionalized if based on a real group. This must be your first pick. This also covers location. Obviously if you pick 'The Round Table' then you've got the setting of Camelot (Though Camelot from which source is up to you) The Protagonist /Applicant: Enter our hero, often in his or her teens, but any age is possible. For one reason or another, idealism, a desire for glory, a better life, control over some curse/gift, or just plain survival, this protagonist finds him/herself racing eager to join up with some order, organization, magic school or what have have you. They are often not yet ready, but hope to get the training from that organization. Pick any character from fiction, they need not have any special supernatural powers or combat skills, after all, they're going to learn? The character need not be from the fantasy genre, rather they might be translated to it. For example. if you want one of the Von Trap family from the Sound of Music to be protagonist, there's no reason you can't pick Louisa Von Trapp and plop her down ready for lessons at Hogwartz or whatever. The Bestie/True Friend: This character, usually a peer, is the best friend and most boon companion of your protagonist. Again, almost any published fiction, TV show or movie is legit as a source and the character translates. You want your buddy to be Tom Sawyer as he and your protagonist learn from the faceless men? Sure let's go with that. The Crush/Love interest: Just what it says on the tin. For added drama, he or she is probably too good for your hero. Or maybe they are lowborn or something and it tarnishes the hero to associate? For story purposes, they might come across as merely the 'object' of affection, but they have their own interests too. And the protagonist will often have to hustle in helping them with their own goals. Of course, they could be another peer who just appeals on a level beyond just friend. The looming threat: Our hero has decided to join on just in time to make a difference. Something 'bad' is coming, or someone. Be it a warlord gathering a monstrous horde just outside the borders, a dark prophecy that will soon begin, or even the inevitable sinking of the land into the sea; there is something that casts a shadow (Figuratively mostly) over things. Implied in this selection are various agents or portents that will appear to rile things up or endanger folks on a smaller scale before the looming threat is done looming. The Antagonist/Bad Guy: Oddly, this is NOT the looming threat. This character a major and usually in your face place of the hero's life. They could be a peer who is also trying to join whatever the hero is and doesn't appreciate competition. They could be a threat JUST outside school grounds or in the wrong part of town waiting. Might be an authority figure who has to think creatively to mess your hero over within the rules. Their methods can be brutal as a club over the head, or as subtle as death by bureaucracy. A mentor/instructor/old hand: Be it a powerful wizard teaching spell casting, a veteran of some Royal Guard, or a has been whose skills have faded but can teach a trick or two, this is a source of wisdom, knowledge, and perhaps even power for others including the protagonists. Special note... this mentor also adjusts to fit the setting. If you decide "The Dude" (aka the Abider) is a mentor at your Earthbending temple that you picked as your institution/organization, then boom... The Dude abides AND Earthbends. 3 Options: This can be other characters, other locations, objects of power, or a way to empower folks when the setting won't. (Edit: Special note on options, you may spend an option to reset the ages of any of your picks even if they never appeared in any official work at that age. If they DID appear in a flashback scene or whatever as a younger age, then the option isn't necessary for that particular character. For example, if you want James T. Kirk as a kid, well, at least in one movie he was) Anyone interested? And, any questions? EDIT: I should stress that all picks are exclusive. If you select Dick Grayson from DC comics to join the Musketeers, then all Dick Graysons are off limits for others as are all versions of the Musketeers etc.
  5. Well, it's that time again, or very nearly so. I figured I 'd put this up now so that people could start thinking about what they might like to do in the coming year. January: Cast Your Fantasy Kingdom Superdraft (Hermit) February: Five Man Band Superdraft (Pariah) March: Reading Rainbow Superdraft (Sociotard) April: Master List Superdraft (Sociotard) May: World Creation Draft IV (Death Tribble)* June: The Shared Starship Superdraft (Sociotard) July: Pick A Color Superdraft (Pariah) August: none September: October: Dungeon Draft (Death Tribble)* November: none December: none * Tentative If you want to claim a month, post in this thread and I'll add it to the calendar.
  6. I may not be on the list but my friends are. Perhaps you know them? Franklin, Grant, and Jackson! That's right, it's time for the Master List Superdraft! Day 1 everyone drafts 8 characters. Some heroes, some villains, all comic book super-persons. We want everyone's list in QUICKLY, so it doesn't matter if there are duplicates. Day 2-5: Stragglers enter their submissions. Day 6: NO NEW PLAYERS! I post the master list: Every character drafted, duplicates reduced to singles. I will replace duplicates with a pre-prepared list of popular list (there are three picks for superman? I go to the top two on my list that haven't been picked, and I add them. Now the master list has 1 superman and two other people)` Day7-end: Draft Normally. All your characters must come from the Master List, and you can't draft anyone you originally submitted. (so, from the example earlier, none of the three players could draft Superman. anyone could draft the two people I replaced his duplicates with). We will draft through weekends because this draft requires a slow start. Location 8 characters 3 options (can be used for characters not on the Master List) (CANNOT be used for characters on the master list) Maximally limited selection! Sniping is guaranteed! (I still say this is a great way to spend our self-isolating hours) Hit me up with questions!
  7. Grab your Scholastic order forms, kids! It's time for the Reading Rainbow Superdraft! Every draft gets a lot of characters from movies, television, and comics. It's time for a book based draft! All your characters for this draft must have first come from a book. If a character has been in movies, but was a book first (Huckleberry Finn), that is acceptable. If the character was in a movie, tv show, or comic first, that is not okay. I will allow characters that started in oral tradition (Robin Hood), that is acceptable. Poetry will be allowed. Plays and radio shows will not. We will begin Monday March 2. We will not draft on weekends (giving me time to get caught up) at noon eastern. What to draft: One (1) Author. Whose prose will appear? living or dead. Seven (7) characters. I'll let you decide what ratio of villains and heroes and whatnot. Three (3) Options. Maybe more characters, maybe settings, maybe props. Surprise me. One week to go, so hit me with the questions, just in case the rules need finesse.
  8. It is the King Kirby Superdraft. Rules - Usual Superdraft rules apply. - Eligibility: Any character created or co-created by Jack "King" Kirby. - Any character not created or co-created by The King but drawn by him requires an Option pick. - Location is drafted first, and any subsequent picks in any order. Roster: Location: 1 Heroes: 6 Villain: 1 Options: 3 New Rule: Commissioner Bonus Pick If the Commissioner loves a draft pick, he can award that player a Bonus Pick. Bonus Picks are just that, a bonus, and once awarded can be redeemed at any time. Bonus Picks can also be awarded for creative or obscure draft picks that the Commissioner feels warrant the awarding of one. A maximum of 5 Bonus Picks can be awarded during the draft. When do we start? Pariah decides. Not to. Edit: Okay, the time to start is 9 pm GMT/UTC this Thursday. Google says this is 4 pm Eastern Time. So Friday in Australia.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. The Premise: A notorious supervillain has got his hands on time travel technology. He’s spent several months (or years? Decades?) just wandering around time and space, observing, studying, and taking notes. He’s even tried making subtle changes at key times, just to see what the effects would be. Now, after his long and arduous research, he is ready to strike. He is assembling a team of like-minded individuals to strike at key points in history to change the shape and flow of time and space. His ultimate goal? To take over the Universe, to rule and reign over the past, the present, and the future. Someone needs to stop him. To this end, heroes from across time and space will band together to save the Universe. The Draft: Each player will make up to ten selections beginning on June 1st. Players will draft each day beginning at 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time. (Use Google as needed to figure out what time this is where you are.) The Base of Operations must be the first pick; all other picks may be made in any order. We will be drafting on the weekends. Players may draft any professionally published fictional character. Once a character is selected, all other versions of that same person are off the board. There are ten (10) selections total to be made. They are as follows: Base of Operations: This is a specific time and place from which your heroes will operate. Please specify a physical location and a time. This must be your first pick. Bases of Operations are exclusive. Heroes (6): Choose six protagonists, one per day, to oppose the villains. These must be professionally published fictional characters. EACH CHARACTER MUST BE FROM A DIFFERENT ERA. That is to say, no two characters can be from the same time and place. Choose characters from different times/locations in the past, present, and future. Character choices are exclusive. The Dragon: You will also select one villain who is working with the bad guys. (Who are the bad guys? See below.) This will be the primary antagonist for your specific team. As with the heroes, Dragons are exclusive. Options (2): These are for things other than characters. Exotic weapons or technology, alternate locations, supporting characters, additional heroes or Dragons, whatever. Options are exclusive, unless there’s a compelling reason for them not to be. The Bad Guys: As you are drafting heroes and such, I will be drafting villains. I’ll use the same rules: Base of Operations first, one Villain per day, exclusive picks, from different eras, and so on. I will choose six villains. I will not select an Anti-Dragon (hero) or any Options. Frequently Asked Questions: Q: Right, what’s an era? A: An era, for purposes of this draft, is a distinct time and place in history. It can be as general as “Earth during the Jurassic” or as specific as “a space station orbiting Epsilon Eridani III, 2258”. Q: Are “1600s England” and “1600s Japan” considered different eras? A: For purposes of this draft, yes. Q: Is this a supers draft? A: It can be, if you want. Draft the characters you’d like. If you want to draft a whole team of Skilled Normals, that’s great. You are neither required to, nor forbidden from, drafting characters with superhuman abilities. Q: Will you be drafting villains in response to the heroes that we draft? A: Wow, that’s a great idea! Thanks for mentioning it! Q: I really wanted to draft Captain America, but someone has already drafted Steve Rogers, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. What do I do? A: Draft a Captain America who isn’t Steve Rogers. William Naslund (A/K/A Spirit of ‘76) is probably still available, as is Bucky Barnes or Sam Wilson. Q: Someone drafted Mister Fantastic as one of their heroes. Can I draft Maker (Ultimate universe Reed Richards) as my Dragon? A: No. After Mister Fantastic is taken, all other versions of Reed Richards--even those from alternate universes--become unavailable. Q: How specific does my Base of Operations need to be? A: It needs to be one place in one era. “20th Century Earth” isn’t nearly specific enough. “New York City, 1980s” would probably be okay. Q: Can I draft real people? A: You may draft fictional versions of real people who are not currently alive. (Specify the source, please.) No version of any living person may be drafted. Pastiches of living people are okay, however. In other words, you may not draft Arnold Schwarzenegger, but you could draft Rainier Wolfcastle (McBain) from The Simpsons. Q: Will I need a title? A: That would be helpful. Reveal your title at your discretion. If you have any additional questions (and I’m sure you will), bring ‘em on. I’ll answer them as best I can. We’ll start the draft Friday, June 1st at 12:00 noon EDT. That’ll be the Base of Operations. Additional draft picks are made each day thereafter at the same time. So, who’s in?
  12. Get off that pine pony, it's the Back Benchers Unite Superdraft! I know how Superdrafts work. What makes this any different? Here, we'll be drafting comic book heroes. The trick is, I have here a list of 100 banned heroes. You can't draft any of them. This was a list of Superheroes by comic book appearances, making it a rough list of who is most popular. (it looks like Marvel heroes, and X-Men in particular, are overrepresented, but I didn't make the list and I'm too lazy to make my own.) Thus, this is a draft for the less popular and well known heroes; the back-benchers, if you will. https://www.ranker.com/list/superheroes-ranked-by-most-comic-book-appearances/ranker-comics Alphabetized here: UPDATE: We'll use the Comicvine.gamespot.com data. No characters with more than 1000 appearances. Can I draft a banned character for a villain? Nope. When? May 1, Noon Eastern Daylight Savings (not standard) What's the billet? Location: Hero: Hero: Hero: Hero: Hero: Hero: Option: Option: Option: Villain: What happened: Uh, what's that last thing? Where have all the good men gone and where are all the gods? Where are all the top list supers? Dunno. plug in one paragraph saying where they are and why. When I put up the poll, I'll put up one for rosters and one for "What Happened". Roster: https://docs.google.com/document/d/186gkfAun4e-sBeSRhmle8xbomqYM0SEW6QmNQcrpdfc/
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. Let's get this show on the road! Here are the round themes and points again for reference. Here we go! ======================================================= Rosters Round 1 Summary bigbywolfe The Thing Steve Power Girl Bazza The Hulk CaptnStrawberry Black Bolt Lady Pariah Thor SKJAM! Nemesis Kid Enforcer84 Big Barda The Rose Godzilla Psybolt Captain America Pariah Carol Danvers BlueCloud2k2 Beta Ray Bill Hermit Nightwing Round 2 Summary bigbywolfe Destroyer (Marlow) Steve Blonde Phantom Bazza Hercules CaptnStrawberry Man Thing Lady Pariah Captain Mar-Vell SKJAM! Wonder Woman (Mendoza) Enforcer84 Hippolyta (Marvel) The Rose Groot Psybolt She-Hulk Pariah Tigra BlueCloud2k2 The Super-Skrull Hermit Hawkeye Round 3 Summary bigbywolfe Sunspot Steve Dream Girl Bazza Martian Manhunter CaptnStrawberry Lobo Lady Pariah Queen Elsa SKJAM! Spider-Girl Enforcer84 Mister Miracle The Rose Nightcrawler Psybolt Squirrel Girl Pariah Marvel Girl BlueCloud2k2 Rogue Hermit Aquaman Round 4 Summary bigbywolfe Black Adam Steve Sinestro Bazza Dr. Doom CaptnStrawberry Emma Frost Lady Pariah Karnilla SKJAM! Magneto Enforcer84 Silver Samurai The Rose Mystique Psybolt Darth Vader Pariah Juggernaut BlueCloud2k2 Mimic Hermit Maxima Round 5 Summary bigbywolfe Hawkgirl Steve Huntress Bazza Batman CaptnStrawberry Misty Knight Lady Pariah Mockingbird SKJAM! War Machine Enforcer84 Tech Jacket The Rose Rocket Raccoon Psybolt Michonne Pariah Goldstar BlueCloud2k2 Larfleeze Hermit Star Sapphire Round 6 Summary bigbywolfe Red Hulk Steve Booster Gold Bazza Black Canary CaptnStrawberry Purple Man Lady Pariah Golden Girl SKJAM! Star Platinum Enforcer84 Sapphire The Rose Scarlet Spider (Kaine) Psybolt Scarlet Witch Pariah Blue Beetle III BlueCloud2k2 Indigo (Brainiac 8) Hermit Black Crow Round 7 Summary bigbywolfe Buttercup Steve The Rocketeer Bazza Plastic Man CaptnStrawberry Groo Lady Pariah Green Arrow SKJAM! Static Enforcer84 Amazing Grace The Rose Hellboy Psybolt The Tick Pariah Elastigirl BlueCloud2k2 Ditto Hermit Mary Marvel Round 8 Summary bigbywolfe Miss Martian Steve Phantom Lady (Sandra Knight) Bazza The Invisible Woman CaptnStrawberry Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) Lady Pariah Saturn Girl SKJAM! Photon Enforcer84 Zatanna The Rose Solomon Grundy Psybolt Ms. Marvel Pariah The Phantom Reporter BlueCloud2k2 Prime Hermit XS .
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