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Subject: Drafting Chaos! rss

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Luke Butler
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My gaming group and I finished an Arcadia Quest campaign a while ago and had an awesome time. We are going to start a Beyond the Grave campaign this week and have been toying with ideas for drafting heroes.

In our last campaign we drafted heroes in a normal fashion. Player A picks 1 hero, Player B picks 1 hero, etc, until all four players had 3 heroes. Two of the four players had played AQ a few times before and knew some of the stronger heroes so this resulted in the teams being a little imbalanced right from the start.

This time around I've come up with a chaotic drafting solution. It goes like this:

Player A picks 1 hero for Player B
Player B picks 1 hero for Player C
Player C picks 1 hero for Player D
Player D picks 1 hero for Player A

Player A picks 1 hero for Player C
Player B picks 1 hero for Player D
Player C picks 1 hero for Player A
Player D picks 1 hero for Player B

Player A picks 1 hero for Player D
Player B picks 1 hero for Player A
Player C picks 1 hero for Player B
Player D picks 1 hero for Player C

Essentially, each player chooses 1 hero for each other player.

I'm excited to give it a try! It will be a great opportunity to see some of (all of?) the weaker heroes on the table. In addition, I think it will lead to more strategic decisions since players can't rely on super imbalanced hero skills/combos.

Has anyone given something like this a try? How did it turn out?
 
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Chuck Hurd
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That does sound like a fun variant for a change. It would be fun to try to develop the "weaker" characters and see what kind of combos you can come up with and make work.
 
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Mike Morales
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We use to draft same way we draft item cards. deal out cards instead of take 2 and pass its take 1 and pass. Do this three times.

Alternatively since I have every hero including Masmorra we now get to have a roster of 10 heroes in our guilds and can swap in between scenarios so draft up to 10 heroes and pick 3 for each game.
 
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Asher Kennedy
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For a 3 player variant of this, maybe have the last hero drafted be chosen by the controlling player as normal.
 
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Asher Kennedy
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Mrdabba wrote:
We use to draft same way we draft item cards. deal out cards instead of take 2 and pass its take 1 and pass. Do this three times.

Alternatively since I have every hero including Masmorra we now get to have a roster of 10 heroes in our guilds and can swap in between scenarios so draft up to 10 heroes and pick 3 for each game.


With a large roster, I've been wanting to make campaigns with large rosters and perma-death heroes.
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Tadej Vengust
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That is from the other post today, there is link to Mabbe Labbe (Mabluz) internet site where you can chose heroes by program picker.


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Ever wanted to randomize the picking of your Arcadia Quest heroes?
I have made a little website that does it for you.

http://mflagstad.com/character-picker/

I always felt like the random character pickers out there were kinda boring (excel sheets and what not), so I wanted to spice it up a bit. I also wanted to make something really generic and easy to change for everyone. This is why the list can be downloaded as a json file, manipulated to your liking and uploaded again to show your own list.
 
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Luke Butler
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So we did our draft and played our first game last night. Here are the teams if anyone was interested how this might turn out!

Player A
Serious Faceless
Koba
Morgan

Player B
Pigsy
Lord Fang
Black Newt

Player C
Surprised Faceless
Bowie
Hitch

Player D
Sting
Frowny Faceless
The Nameless

Chaos. Chaos everywhere!
 
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Ka Mi
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good to see none of base game heroes are considered as weak..
 
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