NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW TEAMS
Alright, I presume everyone knows what this is all about, but in case there are newcomers: in the Rumblers League, you recruit characters and items from a predetermined list compiled in previous games. Each character and item costs a certain number of points, and you are given a set number of points at the beginning to spend for recruitment. There will be a draft thread made, in which each person goes one at a time in a specific order purchasing characters and items, until they are out of points.
In order to play, you must submit a full strategy to me and my back-up posters by at least the night before your match is up, and I will post the strategy when I post the fight thread. If you do not have a strategy in on time, you will forfeit the match in a void and not gain any points. If you void more than three times in close proximity, you will be booted from the League, and subsequent matches against your team will become byes for the opponent. Ergo, don’t join unless you know you can hack it, and your foreseeable schedule can allow it.
On the Draft:
-You may pick anything from the list, up to 10 point items. However, you are only allowed a maximum of three 10 point items or characters. You can purchase them all upfront, or you can hold off and save one 10 pointer for later.
-Obviously, you cannot recruit a character who has already been picked. However, as with the previous couple Leagues, this also goes for items; once an item is purchased, it is no longer up for sale. The only exception is if an item has a variable, such as "Adamantium Sword of Choice" or "Real World Car of Choice." If a poster choses, say, an Adamantium Katana, then another poster is allowed to chose an Adamantium weapon, so long as it isn't another Katana. Note that this variable can only be used once per team, so you can't just pick a dozen Adamantium Weapons.
-Only one team per person or group.
-You will begin with 120 points per team. Every team will earn 3 points at the end of every match, win or lose. Starting with week two, you will allowed to make further purchases from the Draft list or Store, using the points earned from the previous week. You cannot trade characters or items in after the fact, so make sure you want what you pick.
-You must have a minimum of five characters per team or a maximum of ten. This is after you factor in possible fusions or multiplication effects.
-As in previous Leagues, you can create a "Pseudo-Original Character" by combining items together, for example, fusing the All Spark with the Batmobile to create a Batmobile Transformer. Only one POC per team.
-In addition, you may now create one fully Original Character of your own. This character will be automatically part of your team. Creation guidelines will be detailed in the next post.
-You may also create Original Items, however, they will be placed in the Store, and be selected by any player during the draft. Creation guidelines will be detailed in the next post.
On the Game
-Every team will fight every other team twice in a full tournament. There will be a one week break halfway through.
-Every week, half the matches will all begin on Monday for voting and discussion, and will end on Wednesday night. The second half of matches will begin on Thursday and end on Saturday night. Sunday will be the off day, or will be used to make up a day incase for some reason the match posting is off by a day.
-I will not require Strategies to include scans, but understand that without scans, video clips, or other such evidence, your Strategies will not have much weight behind them. For example, you might claim that Superman can move the moon, but unless you can provide hard evidence thereof in the form of a scan or a video clip, the validity of this statement can, and probably will, be questioned, and that will cost you votes.
-It is recommended that before the Draft, you begin to compile evidence on the characters you want, this way you are not stuck three matches into the game, still struggling to find scans. At the very least, preparing a good character profile with several good evidence links will provide a solid foundation to work from.
-Discussion of matches is encouraged, but if you have a hard time coming up with questions for the players, you should at least explain your reasoning for voting. Players put a lot of effort into creating strategies, and it’s rather annoying when someone just votes without giving a reason, especially when that vote is against you. So try to be involved.
So, sign-up if you are interested. A group of 8 teams would be ideal.
Also, I would like at least two back-up posters to assist me. Unfortunately, my computer and internet connection, while usually reliable, have a nasty habit of crapping out on me at the worst possible times.