Pretty Much Everything You Need to Know
What we're drafting: Star Wars 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder. There will be 10 copies in the draft.
How much $$$: USD $16, plus a separate shipping fee that includes the actual postage cost and a nominal materials fee. After the draft has taken place, I will contact you with your shipping 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.
Who: TBD on Monday August 27th at 12 PM PST when the registration period opens. This will be open to any FBTB member who joined before that date, regardless of post count.
When: Saturday September 8th. 12pm PST is the proposed time.
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!
-The first ten forum members who respond to this topic on Monday August 27th after 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 for any emergency reason, 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. Alternatively, the remaining participants may choose to divide the cost for the missing participant amongst themselves, which has been the case for three drafts now. There will be no proxies: you're either present for the draft or you're out. I've made exceptions in the past but not anymor: it's slowed the draft down way too much.
-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 Barriss Offee figures. Trust me to find the golden number; I've got a ton of draft experience.
-Minifigs will be assembled according to the instructions and then split into multiple lots (4-3-3, as established in previous drafts.)
-Once the draft has started, the first participant will select a Lot # from the provided inventory, 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. And so on. 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 check off/note/delete 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 we will provide an online inventory spreadsheet with lot numbers individually identified, and it will be instantly updated throughout the draft process.
-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.
Confirmed Participants (number denotes draft order (aka the order I received payment)):
-Jargon -no response-