What we're drafting: Prince of Persia 7572 Quest against time.
There will be 10 copies in the draft.How much $$:
Your entry fee is the actual 75% off clearance cost (including tax) plus a flat shipping and handling fee. The sets were $14.98 apiece with tax included. We are adding a flat rate shipping and handling fee of $20 using a 36-oz first-class package being sent to Romania as an estimate for shipping. The shipping and handling fee will also cover ziplocks, boxes, and tape. Some participant's orders will cost less, others more, so I'm applying this flat rate across the board so we break even.
After we hit 10 members who respond to this thread when it opens, participants will receive a private message with payment information.Who:
TBD on Friday February 18th
. This will be open to any member in Europe who joined before February 17th
, regardless of post count. (North Americans, you guys get the next draft!)When:
TBD when participants are chosen and schedules obtained.Where:
In real life? My Lego laboratory. 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! I had entertained doing it over a video chat service last time, but come draft day it wasn't working for me till right about the draft was supposed to start, so we only used it when I drew names so people saw that I was being impartial when names were picked randomly. I may leave a webcam running this time, but the FBTB IRC chat will still be our main playing field.
-The first 10 European forum members who respond to this topic on Friday February 18th when I unlock it 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 agreed-upon draft time, which will be determined by availability schedules submitted by everyone. We will work closely with all participants to arrange a time that works for everyone. If a participant absolutely cannot be present in the chat, they will submit a proxy list of parts in the order they desire them, and pick their own proxy member to perform the draft in their behalf.
-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
-Minifigs will be assembled and then split into multiple lots.
-The order will be determined by a random drawing of names by the draft organizer(s) on the day of the draft.
-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 the 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. It's imperative that everyone keep track of what parts are still up for grabs. We will provide the inventory with lot numbers individually identified.
-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.
We're trying to make this as fair as possible. If you don't get a part you want, find another part you like.
Potential Participants (bold denotes payment received):
1. Darth Mitz (Euro)
2. MrCRSkater (NA)
3. Impending Doom (NA)
4. JD4M (NA)
5. Chief (NA)
6. Mr.Anderson (NA)
7. Bubblyhai (NA)
8. Dr. Cart (NA)
9. Doodlebird (NA)
10. SwooshFactor (NA)