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Kenneth H
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I don't see a character popularity poll yet, so here it is!

The folks at Plaid Hat Games have provided for us 32 characters (including the promos) which is exactly enough to have a 5 round standard single-elimination bracket. They were even kind enough to rank the seeds for us. Thanks, guys!

I will give one week for the first poll, and then probably a little less for the polls after that. If anybody would be kind enough to put the matchups in a March Madness style bracket, I would be in your debt.

Feel free to vote on whatever appeals to you. Mechanical superiority, awesome flavor, crossroads card effect, how much you like the inspiration for the character, etc.

May the best survivor... survive!

Update: It was suggested I make this into a geeklist. Here is the link to that list! Go and converse about your favorite matchups!

68 Brian Lee (Mayor) vs. 10 Sparky (Stunt Dog)

Poll: Brian Lee vs. Sparky
Brian Lee or Sparky?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Brian Lee
11.6% 20
Sparky
88.4% 152
Voters 172
This poll is now closed.   172 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


66 Daniel Smith (Sheriff) vs. 12 Andrew Evans (Farmer)

Poll: Daniel Smith vs. Andrew Evans
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Daniel Smith
48.8% 63
Andrew Evans
51.2% 66
Voters 129
This poll is now closed.   129 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


64 Thomas Heart (Soldier) vs. 14 Forest Plum (Mall Santa)

Poll: Thomas Heart vs. Forest Plum
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Thomas Heart
56.8% 84
Forest Plum
43.2% 64
Voters 148
This poll is now closed.   148 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


62 Arthur Thurston (Principal) vs. 16 Gray Beard (Pirate)

Poll: Arthur Thurston vs. Gray Beard
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Arthur Thurston
64.2% 86
Gray Beard
35.8% 48
Voters 134
This poll is now closed.   134 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


60 Gabriel Diaz (Fireman) vs. 18 John Price (Student)

Poll
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Gabriel Diaz
46.3% 63
John Price
53.7% 73
Voters 136
This poll is now closed.   136 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


58 Sophie Robinson (Pilot) vs. 20 Loretta Clay (Cook)

Poll: Sophie Robinson vs. Loretta Clay
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Sophie Robinson
30.9% 42
Loretta Clay
69.1% 94
Voters 136
This poll is now closed.   136 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


56 Olivia Brown (Doctor) vs. 22 Carla Thompson (Police Dispatcher)

Poll: Olivia Brown vs. Carla Thompson
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Olivia Brown
58.5% 76
Carla Thompson
41.5% 54
Voters 130
This poll is now closed.   130 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


54 James Meyers (Psychiatrist) vs. 24 Jenny Clark (Waitress)

Poll
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
James Meyers
22.8% 28
Jenny Clark
77.2% 95
Voters 123
This poll is now closed.   123 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


53 Felicia Day (Actress) vs. 26 Brandon Kane (Janitor)

Poll
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Felicia Day
48.9% 66
Brandon Kane
51.1% 69
Voters 135
This poll is now closed.   135 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


52 Ashley Ross (Construction Worker) vs. 28 Talia Jones (Fortune Teller)

Poll: Ashley Ross vs. Talia Jones
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Ashley Ross
53.2% 67
Talia Jones
46.8% 59
Voters 126
This poll is now closed.   126 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


50 David Garcia (Accountant) vs. 30 Mike Cho (Ninja)

Poll
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
David Garcia
17.8% 24
Mike Cho
82.2% 111
Voters 135
This poll is now closed.   135 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


48 Maria Lopez (Teacher) vs. 31 Kodiak Colby (Woodsman)

Poll
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Maria Lopez
37.6% 50
Kodiak Colby
62.4% 83
Voters 133
This poll is now closed.   133 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


46 Alexis Grey (Librarian) vs. 32 Harman Brooks (Park Ranger)

Poll: Alexis Grey vs. Harman Brooks
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Alexis Grey
65.3% 79
Harman Brooks
34.7% 42
Voters 121
This poll is now closed.   121 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


44 Edward White (Chemist) vs. 34 Bev Russell (Mother)

Poll: Edward White vs. Bev Russell
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Edward White
41.0% 50
Bev Russell
59.0% 72
Voters 122
This poll is now closed.   122 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


42 Janet Taylor (Nurse) vs. 36 Buddy Davis (Fitness Trainer)

Poll: Janet Taylor vs. Buddy Davis
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Janet Taylor
74.8% 89
Buddy Davis
25.2% 30
Voters 119
This poll is now closed.   119 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am


40 Rod Miller (Truck Driver) vs. 38 Annaleigh Chan (Lawyer)

Poll: Rod Miller vs. Annaleigh Chan
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Rod Miller
74.2% 92
Annaleigh Chan
25.8% 32
Voters 124
This poll is now closed.   124 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am
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Random thoughts:

If the dog unseats the leader of the Colony, that can't portend good things. He is a good dog, though.

Janet Taylor is my aunt, so I kinda have to support her. Felicia Day is awesome. Finally, I have to support my profession, so Alexis gets a pass from me as well.
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I have the bracket ready as a PDF. What's the best way to put it on the site?
 
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Flamethrower49 wrote:
I have the bracket ready as a PDF. What's the best way to put it on the site?

As an image, in your personal gallery?

You're going to do double elimination, right?


If you made this a geeklist with an item per poll, you might get some discussion about the votes.
 
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Kenneth H
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This is a test.

Poll: Brian Lee vs. Sparky
Brian Lee or Sparky?
  Your Answer   Vote Percent Vote Count
Brian Lee
11.6% 20
Sparky
88.4% 152
Voters 172
This poll is now closed.   172 answers
Poll created by Flamethrower49
Closes: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:00 am

 
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pseudotheist wrote:
Flamethrower49 wrote:
I have the bracket ready as a PDF. What's the best way to put it on the site?

As an image, in your personal gallery?

You're going to do double elimination, right?


If you made this a geeklist with an item per poll, you might get some discussion about the votes.


This is single elimination, like a standard March Madness Bracket. It looks like I can move the polls to a Geeklist, so that's exciting. Thanks for the advice!
 
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Tough matchup for Sophie. One of our favorite characters, but you can't turn down that free food from Loretta.

Same for Talia. Ashley is probably one of the more under-rated characters.
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I'm absolutely speechless at the David Garcia v. Mike Cho vote. I must not be playing the same game.

Mike Cho's special ability is essentially that he can spend a 2 or higher to make a barricade. Unless you're playing "We Need More Samples," he's a pretty poor choice.
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Jexik wrote:
I'm absolutely speechless at the David Garcia v. Mike Cho vote. I must not be playing the same game.

Mike Cho's special ability is essentially that he can spend a 2 or higher to make a barricade. Unless you're playing "We Need More Samples," he's a pretty poor choice.


Yeah, but he's a ninja!
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Jexik wrote:
I'm absolutely speechless at the David Garcia v. Mike Cho vote. I must not be playing the same game.

Mike Cho's special ability is essentially that he can spend a 2 or higher to make a barricade. Unless you're playing "We Need More Samples," he's a pretty poor choice.

Yeah, he looks great at first cause people like to avoid the exposure die roll, but Garcia's rapid search ability ANYWHERE allows him to dig quickly for a weapon that's make him get a weapon to make Mike obsolete and a few guns for his buddies too.

But I prefer sending him to the library to hunt for blueprints, keeping the library one for me, another for the other character to pass my objective (or weapons), and the others to whoever needs them. His efficiency allows everyone to spend less dice searching so more actions can build barricades if necessary. How's that for not rolling for exposure?
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I agree that David is very good. The specialized "draw and keep one extra" searchers are good, but depending on my objective, I may even prefer David to them. Having Arthur Thurston (extra card at the school) doesn't help much when you need to finish the game with a weapon and some fuel.

When it comes to searching at the Library, I might like Jenny Clark even more than Alexis. Draw 5 keep 2 with blueprints? Yes please.

I predict that Sparky will win this. I mean... he's a dog.
 
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Jenny is great, but having to add the noise token to use her power means she's at risk of being eaten if she needs to search for a while.

Assuming each character is alone, David can spend his worst die putting a barricade up and hopefully searching twice, drawing four cards, keeping two. Since he is alone, the zombies will never progress on him cause the one zombie is always knocking down the barricade only.

Jenny can search four with one die, but the noise token means you could be putting two zombies on her each turn, so barricades don't work as well. So she cannot safely dig through a deck as effectively as David. She's essentially ensuring once she's done searching the location it's going to be swarming with zombies, whereas David could put up barricades up with each bad die roll and keep the zombies away. Now, if someone's willing to give her a pistol, she can hold her own.
 
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JCChrono wrote:
Jenny is great, but having to add the noise token to use her power means she's at risk of being eaten if she needs to search for a while.

What noise token?

I admit I voted for Mike, because I was going from memory and confused David with the Mayor/Psychiatrist abilities. But Mike is better than some people like to say he is. There are plenty of instances where barricades just won't get the job done, and just like David's ability is good because it's not just once per turn, so is Mike's. He's better than most of the combat oriented characters.
 
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For those of you interested in discussion of the specific matchups, I have created a Geeklist as per Todd's suggestion. This will be the format of the rounds going forward. Here is the link. Go and converse!
 
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Also, I made a bracket!

 
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ooooooohhh so sad that only now I got to find out about this. But that is cool I get to catch the grand finals either way.

Subscribed.
 
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Round two is up, by the way! https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/193817/dead-winter-ch...
 
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pseudotheist wrote:
JCChrono wrote:
Jenny is great, but having to add the noise token to use her power means she's at risk of being eaten if she needs to search for a while.

What noise token?

Oops, remembered her character wrong.
 
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