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Late Great Donald Blake

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It begins now guys! Draft your first 2 enhanced metas. You don't have to declare your themes until after you've drafted your entire team, and before we start the tourney.

cheers everyone,
---the late great Donald Blake



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All participants will be drafting two enhanced metas Monday at noon EST.

the following day, Tuesday, at noon EST you'll draft your final enhanced meta and your first prime meta,

and you'll draft your final prime meta on Wednesday at noon EST.


See you guys then!

cheers,
the late great Donald Blake


Each team will be composed of 2 Prime Metas and 3 Enhanced Metas.

A few banned powers:

-reality or time manipulation
-power stealing or absorbing
-And finally, no loopholes that exploit 2 or more characters that come together and create one uber character (uber being defined as anything that reaches teambuster level)

All characters will act in character i.e. as they would from the period they are taken from comics.

Battlefield choice will be randomly selected and different for every bout.


Theme Teams - Everyplayer will draft two theme possibilities, which I will approve. When you draft your team if it's in fitting with one of the approved teams you get your bonus.

Bonus - Theme teams will get to choose from 2 days prep/training time -OR- a list of enemy names -OR- Radiotelepathy -OR- 6 hours battlefield prep.

cheers,
the late great Donald Blake




1. Incriptus

2. RANDOM

Spitfire (with vampiric powers) - enhanced meta
Human Torch (Jim Hammond) - enhanced meta


3. Joe Fixit

4. Amor Fati

5. Thorion

6. Dark Marvel

Phobos - enhanced meta
Cable (w/ TO Virus) - enhanced meta

7. DCR

Lady Mastermind - enhanced meta
Medusa Gorgon - enhanced meta

8. Hatman

Captain America (Steve Rogers) - meta [EM]
Batman (Bruce Wayne) - street [EM]

9. Tongan Giant

Wolverine - enhanced meta
Spider-man - enhanced meta


10.vermin


11.Surly Rockbottom

Mr. Terrific - meta [EM]
Mr. Incredible - enhanced meta

12.xero

13.Exes

Namorita - enhanced meta
Storm - enhanced meta

14.Los

Psylocke - enhanced meta
Starfire - enhanced meta

15.the Nephilim

Strawman - enhanced meta
Shiverman - enhanced meta

16.BKRay

Thing - enhanced meta
Human Torch  (Johnny Storm) - enhanced meta


Themes

1. Amputees: All characters have lost a limb
2. Cold Warriors: All team are Russian
3. Who Stole My Razor: all characters are hairy critters
4. Fantastic Four Old and New: all characters from either (you guessed it) the orignal F4 or the new F4
5. Heroic Kids: the kids of superheroes who are heroes
6. Wicked Kids: the kids of superheroes who are evil
7. Ninjas, and Ninja like characters
8. Water manipulators
9. Characters from/raised in the past
10. Characters from/raised in the future
11. World War II vets
12. Super-powered siblings
13.Married Bliss - everyone in the team is married to another member of the team
14.Sibling Rivalry - everyone is brother/sister of another team member
15.Yo, Joe! - Characters that have extensive military combat experience.
16.The Naturist Squad - Characters who are known for showing A LOT OF SKIN in their Uniforms. Cosmic Boy, Conan, He-Man, Moondragon, Mantis, Psylocke, et all.
17. Evil Blondes - Fair hair, cruel personalities.
18. Demonic - Demons or demonically inspired powers
19. Team Scare Your Ass Off - characters that use fear as a weapon or their MO.
20. Team Car Wax - All characters are shiny and/or have reflective skin.
21.Royal Blood - All characters have (you guessed it) royal blood/ are related to royalty
22. Pantheons - all characters are from that supporting Hulk team, the Pantheon OR part of the pantheon of gods.
23. Crime Fighting Kids - sprats who fight crime
24. Rulers - characters who also serve as monarch, state leaders, or dictators
25. Man on Fire - All character have fire or heat powers
26. Heavy Metal - Characters who are made of metal, covered with metal, or ferrokinetics.
27.Spectrum of Light - each character represents a different electro magnetic frequency
28. the New Zodiac - each character is an analogue to a sign of the astrological zodiac
29. Is it Cold in Here or Is it Just me? - Cold powered characters
30. the Rehabilitated - characters that were once villians and now good guys
31. the Overachievers - all characters typically fight above their "weight class"
32. The Crutches - all characters get their powers from special weapons or items


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Los




Psylocke (Marvel)
Mystique (Marvel)
Starfire (DC)


Trying to remember... will teams work together? This isn't the best pairing, but I know Mystique will be a team player if it suits a larger goal.

Also, is Starfire (DC Teen Titans) an EM or a PM?


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DCR


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Hatman




I'm confused; we don't have to declare our themes until the end, but we drafted themes last week? Do we need to fit our team into one of the listed themes or are we still able to come up with other themes? I had a new idea last night that I'm tempted to try out but it's not on the list.

~Hat~


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EM- Shiver Man
EM- Straw Man




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***Phobos and Cable w/TO Virus




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Exes




Namorita and Storm


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Late Great Donald Blake

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Yeah, the idea is that everyone proposed possible themes beforehand, and to get the bonus you have to make a team that fits in to any of those themes (you don't have to use the one's you've proposed, you can use a theme that other people thought up.) This was intended to avoid people trying to construct teams and then claiming themes that were cheap or vague, like "all my characters are Marvel" or "they're all 'warriors' of some kind". This will also prevent debates over whether a team deserves theme status at the very end of the draft that will drag on and prevent us from starting the tournament matches.

I say you don't have to declare the theme your going for until after
you finish drafting your characters, so you're not forced to tip your hand before you're ready.

Since this is the first day, if you have an idea for a theme I'd say it's not too late, but again the idea is to come up with them before a team has already been drafted. I'm especially compelled to add your theme as not everyone submitted theme's and I was forced to add a few myself.

Good questions Hatman. Let me know if you have anymore.

cheers,
the
late
great
Donald
Blake


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Late Great Donald Blake

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Characters will act as if they would in continuity, so teamwork ought to be a consideration. Personally though, I agree about Mystique, she can be a teamplayer if the circumstances are correct.



I would rank Starfire as a high EM, but I'll admit, I don't know the character all that well. Someone else could speak to the issue better than me.

cheers,
the late great Donald Blake


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Los




She has flight, is Space-faring, energy blasts, and has decent strength and durability. I'm not sure she would last long against Iron Man, however.


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Hatman




I want to try and purposefully underdraft to see if I can still field a competitive team, hence the Overachievers title. Most characters I draft will have that "factor" since how else will they compete against the more powerful options out there? \:\)

~Hat~


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I'm willing to hear your argument with Aquaman without the water hand, but I think Ares is almost certainly a PM. And, Dark Marvel is right; we're only drafting enhanced metas today.

cheers,
LGDB


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RANDOM




Fairly obviously I'm going with a WW2 theme


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Late Great Donald Blake

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I just didn't want to overcharge, you so to speak.

cheers,
LGDB


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I'm a bit baffled as Ares is around Thing level power wise and Aquaman has always been EM, but I am happy to change:

Thing
Human Torch



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Overcharge . . . I get it.

Can Mr. Terrific have access to Checkmate for tournament battle purposes to raise his cache? Or does that take him beyond Enhanced Meta? Or maybe, through Time Travel, I could have both Terry Sloane and Michael Holt and count them as one EM?


Also, Dark Horse had an Incredibles series back in '04 I think, and Disney has made various comic books featuring the Incredibles as well.

Yes, they did not start as comic characters, but I'll change whatever you see fit that I should change.




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The problem with specific themes and three day drafts is you can't complete them if you tip your hat.  I'll draft my team in its entirety Wednesday.
 
 


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an argument for Ares being an EM, but 1) I think Colossus and Thing are the absolute highest of the EM rank. 2) I understand this gets a bit murky, as Hercules is usually considered the tip of the PM mountain, and Hercules doesn't seem that far away from Colossus. These things have a tendency to run together.

cheers,
---the late great Donald Blake


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Late Great Donald Blake

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Can Mr. Terrific have access to Checkmate for
tournament battle purposes to raise his cache? Or does that take him
beyond Enhanced Meta? Or maybe, through Time Travel, I could have both
Terry Sloane and Michael Holt and count them as one EM?

I think that this would be a little  too orthodox and access to Checkmate sounds a bit too nebulous to give you the green light.  I also have to respectively decline your request to get more characters to add up to an EM.  This might have been a good suggestion for tournament rules, but I think it could be too easily construed as unfair this late in the game.  Of course, you can still have Terrific if you'd like, but if not, the only advice I can think to offer is to think of an EM character that approximates him.  If you private message me, I can help you brainstorm if you'd like.



Also, Dark Horse had an Incredibles series back in '04 I think, and
Disney has made various comic books featuring the Incredibles as well.

Yes, they did not start as comic characters, but I'll change whatever you see fit that I should change.


No, I have no objection to Mr. Incredible whatsoever.  He may have started as a movie character, but (1) the Incredibles is heavily steeped in comicbook mythos and (2) it was incredibly popular, so I think it's a more reasonable expectation that a broader group of people will be well-acquainted with Mr. Incredible than some obscure character often drafted  that had something like 3 appearances in the eighties  Guardians of the Galaxy  series, or some such other obscure character will snazzy powers.


cheers Surly,

the late great Donald Blake
 




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