wobnam wrote:Eklund, Seasian & Albatross_Viking: What price range/themes/sets do you think are good?
Handar: Thank you for your excellent input.
I agree that if the draft is to be done by live turn, it has to be done at a specific time when everyone is on. But is this the best way to do it? Finding a time that is good for everyone, with participants potentially from around the world, might prove difficult. Then there's all the problems that will arise if someone doesn't show up, or experience technical issues - seems very unfair that you should end up with all the worst parts just because your net is down for half an hour sunday night. I imagine a lot of people would want out if something like this happened.
A different way of doing it, as I mentioned in the first post, is leaving it to a computer program. Here's the software I'm imagining:
1: The draft lots are added to an online database, and each participant is given a user account.
2: Everyone logs in and create their personal prioritized list, sorting all the lots by how much they want them.
3: When all the lists are ready, the computer assigns a random draft order.
4: Using this order, the computer performs the draft, always picking for each individual the highest prioritized available part on their list.
What do you think?
I like this approach "as is". I know it takes away from the live participation aspect, but given the vast diversity of time zones & countries, it would be really difficult to find a time amenable to everyone. And what if someone's internet/computer crashes in the middle of the process? Are they disqualified because they're no longer "participating"? They've made picks in round 1 & 2, then 'disappeared' for later rounds -- what happens?
What may be of more interest is to have an "after draft" event, for trades!
Drafter A wins lots 2, 6, 11 (as determined by A's preferences)
Drafter B wins lots 10, 1, 5 (again using A's preference system for comparison sake -- the order reflects B's preferences)
Scenario: A's lot 2 is only valuable to A if lot 1 is included. B's lot 10 is only valuable if lot 11 is included. So before the loot is mailed out to the drafters, A & B ask that lots 1 & 11 be switched.
Is that clear? Or muddy?