Hello all and welcome back to another week of the PSRcade. After taking a hiatus last week, we are returning bigger and better this week with something a little bit different. I would like to introduce the PSrcade Character Deathmatch Draft & Tournament. With the Fantasy Football season starting here soon and our forum being primarily a sports forum, I figured this would be a neat idea to unite our nerdy worlds together.
Soooo what is this exactly? Here are some answers to some questions you might have about what exactly will be happening.
What in the hell is this? - This will function a little like how the mock NFL drafts work here. Basically, once I have the names of everyone interested, I will use a random number generator to give each person a draft spot. When it is your turn to draft, you will be tagged to make your decision! Your goal is to craft a team of 5 video game characters who will be battling to the death against other teams! There will be 5 distinct roles per team (explained later), so do your best to build a squad of your favorite video game characters. Once the draft has concluded, everyone's team will be placed into a bracket in head to head matchups with other teams. Everyone will get to vote on which team they think would win in a battle to the death. The team with most votes moves on in the bracket!
So what are these roles? - You will be drafting a team of 5 video game characters and must place them in a role on your team. Think of it like drafting a QB, RB, etc in Fantasy Football. Here are the roles:
The Leader - The brains or the strategist of your team. They may not be exceptional at fighting, but they know how to create a plan of attack or lead their team to victory. These characters are smart, motivational, charismatic or just know how to rally the troops. Normal human characters would fall into this category.
The Brawler - The muscle of your team. These characters are masters of combat and are exceptional at fighting face to face. Maybe they posses superhuman strength or abilities. Maybe they are masters of hand to hand combat. Whoever it is, they will be the front line of your team
The Artillery - Not everyone enjoys fighting face to face and hand to hand. These characters prefer to do their work from afar and provide long range support for those on the front lines. Characters specializing in magical abilities or characters that prefer to use a variety of firearms or any other long range weaponry would fall here.
The Ghost - Brute force is nice, but sometimes victory is achieved in the shadows. These characters are masters of taking their enemies by surprise and can seemingly engage in combat out of thin air. They prefer stealth and infiltration than simply running and gunning and use their wits and deception to come out on top.
The Wildcard - Every team needs a little chaos or a unique personality to tie everything together. This is your chance to literally draft whoever you want!
What are the limitations on which characters can be drafted? - I will not be super picky about this, but seeing as this is the PSRcade I would prefer if we focused more on characters who initial debut and recognition come from video games. There are some exceptions to this rule (i.e Batman from the Arkham games), but don't just draft a bunch of superheroes just because they appeared in a game at some point in time. Also, seeing as this is a draft, you can take away characters from other people if you wish However, I will only allow one incarnation of a certain character to be drafted. For example, if Peen drafts Link from Breath of the Wild, no one else is allowed to draft Link from any of the other games. Let's keep things varied!
When will the draft start? - I have no set date for the draft as of yet, but if possible I would like to start sometime on Wednesday. Obviously it will be close to impossible to coordinate a time for all of us to get online at the same time and do 5 rounds of drafting. I expect the actual draft to take a few days itself (sort of of like the PSR mock draft). Once the draft is done however, we will move straight into the tournament!
How will the tournament function? - Once the draft is done, I will randomly assign teams to a spot in a bracket. I will then post the bracket and matchups for each round and everyone is allowed to vote on who the think would win in a given head to head. To make things a little more interesting, I will allow you to campaign for your team in a matchup! Convince us why your team of characters would win and how. This is optional of course, but hey you may convince some people to vote for your team!
So, is there a prize for the winner? - Yes! This is mostly for fun and to celebrate the start of football and fantasy football, but the winner will get a prize from me! At the moment, I am thinking a gift card for whatever gaming service/platform you use! PS Store, Vitrual Console, Steam, whatever! I will coordinate with the winner to see what they would enjoy!
Annnnd, that should be it! If this sounds interesting to you and you would like to participate, let me know! I would like to start the draft Wednesday afternoon so get in here a grab a spot. If you have any other questions about this, please let me know and I can clear some things up for you. WHO WILL REIGN SUPREME?
1. MO - Dante (Devil May Cry) Brawler
2. Bern - Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed) Ghost
3. Smitty - Kratos (God of War) Brawler
4. Jancey - Asura (Asura's Wrath) Brawler
5. Nubulator - Locke (FF6) Ghost
6. ARENAS - Navi (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) Leader
7. Cozaar - Bayonetta (Bayonetta) Wildcard
8. Peen - Revan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) Leader
9. Jindred - Mewtwo (Pokemon) Wildcard
10. Morkim - Deathwing (World of Warcraft) Brawler
Post by QuadHunting on Sept 4, 2017 16:05:43 GMT -5
Thanks! New semester and fall season started so I'm busy covering all the sports here at the college. I'll be doing alot of travelling and sleeping in hotels the next couple months so I'll have the chance to be more active!
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