Pretty Much Everything You Need to KnowWhat we're drafting: 8061 Atlantis Gateway of the Squid
There will be 10 copies in the draft.How much $$:
USD $22, plus a separate shipping fee. Your registration fee is the actual 50% off clearance cost (including tax.) After the draft has taken place, I will contact you with followup payment info for the shipping fee containing the actual shipping cost and a very nominal packaging fee. Don't worry: I'm not going to surprise you with an outrageous surcharge after the draft. Previously I had applied a flat rate shipping fee across the range of participants, but some people had orders that were entirely tiny parts who paid way more than they should have, and others got every large item in the set and didn't pay enough, and I'm pretty sure I ended up in the red in both previous drafts. I can't let that happen again, I value my marriage to Mrschief too much. :PWho:
TBD on Wednesday August the 3rd at 12 pm PST
. This will be open to any FBTB member who joined before today's date, July 31st 2011
, regardless of post count.When:
Saturday August 6th at 10 am PSTWhere:
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!
-The first ten forum members who respond to this topic on Wednesday August 3rd at 12 pm PST 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 the standby pool gets their spot in the draft.
-All participants must be present in the IRC chat at the agreed-upon draft time. If a participant absolutely cannot be present in the chat, I will refund their entry fee and will open up the slot to any standby member or chatroom spectator who can fill the role on the spot. There will be no proxies this time: you're either present for the draft or you're out.
-Large or expensive lots of parts will be broken up. I am going to make these calls as I presort the pieces, and I will be fair about it. Ex: you will not
be getting all 10 octopus men. Trust me to find the golden number; I've got a ton of draft experience
-Minifigs will be assembled and then split into multiple lots (4-3-3, as established in previous drafts.)
-The order will be determined by the order payment is received
-Once the draft has started, 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 so far has been the popular method for our drafts.
-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. Before the draft starts I will provide an inventory with lot numbers individually identified: participants need only type the lot # they desire.
-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.
Participants (bold denotes payment made, and confirmed position in the draft):1. buriedbybricks2. jennnifer3. DarthDave4. rfaurora5. JD4M6. buriedbybricks
(yep, he's in twice)