Who wants in?-- #superherodraft - Marvel Team-Up Edition--
Face-front, True Believers! We’re back in the Mighty Marvel Multiverse this time around. And we’re shaking things up a bit in our own version of “Fantasy football for superhero nerds.” Back in the day, Marvel Team-Up
starred Spider-man and Marvel Two-in-One
starred The Thing. Each month they would team up with a different character to face a foul villain. The next month was a new guest star and a new villain. That’s what we’re going to do this time. Here’s the outline of the contest:
1) Tap in.
Post a reply in this thread if you want to play. I’m limiting it to 12 participants this time. I already have one spot secured, as does +Isaac Sher
for commentary above and beyond the call of duty. First 10 people who want in have it.
2) Hero Draft.
I’ll place our twelve players into a random order and start a new thread for drafting. On the first round, you pick one superhero from the Marvel universe who will be the “star” of your version of Marvel Team-Up
. That character will feature in each of the stories you pitch. Each star will pair up with three guest stars.
The order of the draft is just like placing villages in Settlers of Catan. The first person picks, then the second, then the third, all the way down to the twelfth. The twelfth picks her star, and then her first guest star, then the eleventh picks his first guest star, then the tenth, all the way back to the first player. We go until everyone has one star and three guest stars.
One note: You’ll be drafting a character, not
a costume. For example, if you draft Captain Marvel, you need to declare immediately if you’re taking Mar-Vell, or Monica Rambeau, or Carol Danvers, or any single one of the many others. You don’t get them all, and you don’t block the other players from drafting a different character who wore the same costume and bore the same name.
3) Villain Draft.
Next, in a new thread, we’ll reverse the order and draft three villains. So, the twelfth player will get first crack at the villains. Your first villain draft does not need to face down your first guest star. Order does not matter. We continue Catan-style until everyone has three villains.
During both rounds of the draft, both commentary and good-natured trash talk is welcomed and encouraged. If you can’t stand to be teased about your love of superheroes, this isn’t the game for you.
We’ll take 5-7 days, including one weekend, to write our pitches. You’ll be pitching four single-issue stories.
The first three will be the individual team-ups. The fourth will be Marvel Team-Up Annual
where you show us how what looked like three random team-ups actually form a part of single story, and how that story comes to its shocking double-sized conclusion!
All pitches will need to be posted to a private
thread that can only be seen by other players, just to keep everyone on the same deadline. It will be easier if you keep a copy of your pitch in a separate text file for future reference.
To try to cut down on “pitch fatigue” I will randomly generate three “heats” of four players apiece. I will post a thread for the first heat, and ask those four players to repost their pitch. Then, we’ll have three days where anyone can +1 the pitches to vote for which one they like best. The winner of each heat will proceed to the final round of three pitches. Winner takes all the glory, and will hold the multiverse in the palm of their hand!
So, who’s in?