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Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:35 am

After taking in all the discussion and suggestions regarding a proposed draft, FBTB is launching its first official Parts Draft!

Before I get into the details, I want to thank everyone for their contribution to the discussion, especially Inzane and Meeotch. Inzane's initial suggestion of the draft, and the subsequent back and forth between he and Meeotch and others really helped give us an idea how this could work.

Here are the rules we're going to play by for this first draft. If all goes well, we will follow this same model for future drafts. If it's a disaster, we'll make modifications for the next round.

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What we're drafting: From the Prince of Persia line: ten 7571 Fight for the Dagger and ten 7570 Ostrich Race sets. Each participant is essentially bringing 2 sets to the table. Double draft all the way!
How much $$: These 20 sets were been purchased from Legoland's 50% off clearance. I picked them up today. Say "Thanks, Chief!" And FBTB is covering the cost of shipping to participants, at least for this trial round. Everyone together now: "Thanks, Ace!"
So your entry fee is the actual cost: $24.99 + $2.19 (8.75% sales tax) = $27.18
After we hit 10 members, participants will receive a private message with payment information.
Who: The first 10 forum members who joined before 1/5/2011. TBD on Friday January 7th. Not in the US? No problem!
When: TBD when participants are chosen. But it will be soon!
Why: Why not?
Where: In real life? Probably my Legoratory. Maybe my dining room. Online? In a special draft room we'll make on the IRC chat. Participants will need to familiarize themselves with the workings of the chat before draft day. Don't worry, it's not difficult!

-The first 10 forum members who respond to this topic (TOPIC NOW OPEN @ 12:07 PM FRIDAY JANUARY 7th) and pay the entry fee via PayPal within 24 hours will become our Draft Participants *cue fanfare.* If any of the first 10 posters do not pay their fee within the timeframe, the next person in line gets their spot in the draft.
-All participants must be present in the IRC chat at the designated draft time. If a participant absolutely cannot be present in the chat, they will submit a proxy list of parts in the order they desire them. That doesn't sound like a fun list to make, so all effort should be made to be present in the chat. We will work closely with all participants to arrange a time that works for everyone.
-Large or expensive lots of parts will be broken up. Ace and I are going to make these calls as we sort the pieces, and we will be fair about it. Ex: you will not be getting all 20 ostriches, or 300 tan corner bricks. Trust us to find the golden number; I've got a ton of draft experience.
-But what about the minifigs??? We are currently running a poll about this issue. Whether we split the minifigs into piles of pieces or keep them whole will be determined by FBTB. OMG what have we done???
-The order will be determined by a random drawing of names by the draft organizer(s)
-Once the order is determined, the first participant will select a pile of parts, then the second participant, and so on, until we get to the end of the list. Then we work our way back up the list from bottom to top. Then top to bottom. Etc. This is the serpentine method, and my preferred method. Others may have a different opinion, but they didn't front the money for 20 sets, so they can make like a tree and GET OUTTA HERE.
-All participants MUST have an inventory in front of them during the draft. I don't care if it's on your screen or printed in front of you, you need it. Participants will cross off items after each person's turn. Since we're not broadcasting a video of the proceedings (though we might still work something out on that front,) it's imperative that everyone keep track of what parts are still up for grabs.
-At the conclusion of the draft, FBTB will package and ship out the chosen parts to their rightful owners, who will congratulate FBTB on a job well done and will immediately clamor for the next draft.
-No whining. We're trying to make this as fair as possible. If you don't get a part you want, find another part you like. If you didn't get in this time because I posted in a time and time zone inconvenient for you, we will shuffle the time next round.

Preliminary Participants (bold denotes finalized:)
1. Inzane
2. MisterFubar
3. J30Spiff
4. buriedbybricks
5. doodguy
6. DazHoo
7. mr_joshua
8. Andi
9. unmovedmover
10. Jargon
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby onions » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:47 am

and don't forget to thank ryan after it's said and done for parting out the sets.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:09 pm

We've decided to give Inzane a reserved spot in the draft for getting us into this crazy mess in the first place :)

The next 9 people who post a response to this thread *OPEN NOW* have a shot at the draft.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Jargon » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:13 pm

OPEN NOW.
This is awesome, guys.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby MisterFubar » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:20 pm

OPEN NOW

Thanks, Chief!

Thanks, Ace!

*yes I was aware that the open now wasn't necessary. ;)

Thanks to everyone who helped put this together.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby J30spiff » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:22 pm

OPEN NOW

Thanks to everyone that was involved in putting this together. Really looking forward to this.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby buriedbybricks » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:23 pm

OPEN NOW
Hopefully I made it! Thanks in advance!
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:25 pm

Update: a few minutes ago I added a rule I neglected to write late last night.

Since this is just a trial run to see how well this works, and since we are footing the shipping bill, it was FBTB's intent to make this an activity open to active members who have been around for a little while. I've edited the rules to reflect this intent, and apologize to the members who attempted to join the draft and had their posts rejected. Sorry guys, it's completely my fault.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby doodguy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:25 pm

I'm in
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Daz Hoo » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:28 pm

OPEN NOW.

Thanks to you guys for organizing this.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:33 pm

You guys don't have to write "open now" :P You could write "Don Solo SUCKS!" and you'd be in.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Daz Hoo » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:38 pm

Chief wrote:The next 9 people who post a response to this thread *OPEN NOW* have a shot at the draft.


That's exactly what we did. ;)
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:40 pm

:facepalm:
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby mr_joshua » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:56 pm

Count me in???
Oh, and good use of the facepalm...
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Taser66 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:04 pm

Count me in?
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Andi » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:05 pm

am I too late?
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby onions » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:07 pm

unless i'm mistaken, we have 10. this here's the cutoff post, any names after will be on the wait list.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Chief » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:08 pm

Whee!
Our 10 Preliminary Participants:
1. Inzane
2. Jargon
3. MisterFubar
4. J30Spiff
5. Darth Kraven
6. doodguy
7. DazHoo
8. mr_joshua
9. Taser66
10. Andi

You will receive a private message shortly on how to send money. You will then have 24 hours to make your payment via PayPal. Missing the window forfeits your spot and it will go to the next person in line in the topic.

Yay!
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby unmovedmover » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:23 pm

I'll sit on the wait list if someone has to bail.
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Re: Official FBTB Parts Draft: PoP Edition!

Postby Wash » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:29 pm

I'll also co if someone can't.
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