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Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - Draft Complete!

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:29 pm
by Clarkman
I learned about this through Easy Allies last year.

https://www.fantasycritic.games/

This is a Fantasy Football style draft, where are assigned a budget to 'spent' through bidding on videogames releasing in 2020, with the goal of drafting the games that will review best.

Players take part in a snake draft, filling out their roster with an agreed number of games.

Interestingly, you can also 'Counter Pick' a game/number of games which you feel will perform badly.

As games get announced through the year, you can bid on them, so it is advised to save some budget/slots.

We can pick how many slots we should have together, probably depending on the number of interested players.

Full rule info here

All active players need to be online at the same time when the draft is held, so depending on interest, we can send around a Doodle poll thing for everyone who is keen to take part.

For the time being, just reply IN if you're interested in taking part, and PM me your email address for a Doodle poll email.

Videos of Kyle, Ian and Don playing the game here:




Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:33 pm
by Tomous
Ah just what i need, another fantasy game


IN

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:11 pm
by Clarkman
I anticipated this would be more popular :slol:

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:22 pm
by Pedz
I'll join in, never done a fantasy football (or something like it) before so I may be bad.

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:23 pm
by kazanova_Frankenstein
I'm kind of keen (watched the easy allies episodes when they first came out. A Doodle poll sounds disgusting however, and i'm not sure its something i can "get behind".

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:32 pm
by Jenuall
I don't think I really get what this is which is why I was ignoring it!

I'll try and read up on it a bit more.

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:10 pm
by Clarkman
Would happily run this with just a handful of people frankly. Will give it another day and then will get sorted.

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:47 pm
by ITSMILNER
Not sure I fully understand it right now but I’ll join in! Do I need to register through that link first?

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:24 pm
by Captain Kinopio
I’m in

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSE TONIGHT

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:13 am
by Clarkman
Okay, editing the title to state sign ups are closing tonight.

I'll message everyone who is in later on this evening to coordinate a time for the draft.

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSE TONIGHT

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:14 am
by Corazon de Leon
I'll give it a shot, can't guarantee I'll be around for the draft though so if I can't then that's OK.

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSE TONIGHT

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:38 am
by Jenuall
I still don't get it and that website won't load on my work PC which is annoying!

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSE TONIGHT

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:21 pm
by Clarkman
Hello everyone!

Welcome to the GRcade Fantasy Draft.

Please create an account on Fantasy Critic and join our league, What Goes On Toast, Stays On Toast through THIS LINK

For those confused about how things work, I strongly recommend watching the Easy Allies do their draft as an example of how a snake draft and counter picking work in the game. It is a great video.



In short:

You goal is to draft the games which will review the best, as assessed by an aggregate score on Metacritic/Open Critic.

In our league, each player will build a portfolio of 13 total games, with 8 of those games coming from the initial draft, and 5 from pickups throughout the year.

Each player will also make two counter-picks.

Games which do not release or are delayed outside of 2020 will score you 0 points.

Real remakes (e.g. Resident Evil 3) are eligible for drafting, but collections and remasters (e.g. Bioshock Collection on Switch, Metroid Prime Triology on Switch) are not.

Other games with are not eligible in our league include:

- Yearly franchises such as FIFA
- Free to play games
- Early access games
- Games already released in other regions
- DLC/expansion packs which are reviewed independently

Ideally, we will try and get a time when everyone can be online for the draft, and maybe go on Discord or Skype or Mumble so we can chat while we take turns.

However, from what I can tell, this is not completely necessary, as you can line up automated picks in advance.

I have created a Doodle poll HERE with options at 8, 9 and 10 in the evening from Friday until next Wednesday. Please select the options you can do once you've signed up.

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Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSE TONIGHT

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:36 pm
by Clarkman
Has anyone had any issues joining the league? Can't see anyone else having joined yet.

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:21 am
by Captain Kinopio
Joined

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:45 am
by Jenuall
For whatever reason the website just won't load for me at work (it's not blocked or anything - just shows a blank screen)

Will try and sign up tonight!

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:29 pm
by Pedz
Joined.

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:26 pm
by ITSMILNER
Signed up, not sure if I’ll be free for a live draft this week though due to work reasons annoyingly.

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:15 pm
by Pedz
ITSMILNER wrote:Signed up, not sure if I’ll be free for a live draft this week though due to work reasons annoyingly.

Don't forget to join the league group with the link Clarkman provided a few post up :D

Re: Fantasy Critic Videogame Draft 2020 - SIGN UPS CLOSED - PLEASE REGISTER

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:28 pm
by ITSMILNER
Pedz wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:Signed up, not sure if I’ll be free for a live draft this week though due to work reasons annoyingly.

Don't forget to join the league group with the link Clarkman provided a few post up :D


Ahh missed that, all sorted!