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afdave
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Arena Fantasy Expansion Game, DRAFT IS ON! Reply with quote

I thought we'd try to do a little something "unofficial" on the Message boards as a bit of a very "ongoing" (ie, years) "Fantasy game".

The game will pretty much just keep going until (A) The league folds or (B) we forget about the game, haha

Scoring:
5 points - First season the team officially plays in
1 point - Each additional season the team plays in, every year

Instead of picking markets though, I figured we'd actually draft "Arenas". This gives a few extra options in a few markets (NY, Chicago, Phoenix, Minneapolis, etc). One rule we will have is if an Arena is being replaced (and likely demolished) for a new arena, the new arena effectively "replaces" the old arena, and the "owner" of that arena in the game has the new arena (I have some examples in my list already... Detroit, Milwaukee, CA Bay Area).

I've created a list here, sorted by primary market. I've pretty much included every NBA & NHL arena, large enough secondary arena's in markets, and arena's in some other markets (most of the Top 50 metro areas, any past AFL arenas, etc). If there is one you think should be in the list to help out people, let me know, and I'll consider adding it.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dUqangBeiXEshLc6EMC7PCW2tvuUAqY13OFQkPzyPJU/edit?usp=sharing

I will accept 8 players, and each player will draft 8 arenas. I'll pick the draft order by random draw, and we'll do a "snake" draft.

Reply to this thread if you want to draft. Once we get 8 players, we'll start the draft in this thread. If we get a bunch more interested to where we can run a second "league", I'll start up another thread for that one.

After a bit, I'll probably move this thread to our "Fantasy" forum.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to play and draft some arenas; what is a "snake draft," though?

A suggestion: Include the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, AZ. (If you can get the Rattlers to return, get a rivalry between the Phoenix metro area and the Tucson metro area teams going... that will DEFINITELY drive up attendance.)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. While I am providing the list of arena's to give people a good list that they should be able to go off of (and to get to a point where I thought we could do 8 players with 8 arenas each), people can certainly pick any arena they want.

2. A "snake draft" means you go 1 through 8, and then second round you pick 8 through 1, and back and forth. Typically used in fantasy drafts where any one team shouldn't have a distinct advantage.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

afdave wrote:
1. While I am providing the list of arena's to give people a good list that they should be able to go off of (and to get to a point where I thought we could do 8 players with 8 arenas each).

2. A "snake draft" means you go 1 through 8, and then second round you pick 8 through 1, and back and forth. Typically used in fantasy drafts where any one team shouldn't have a distinct advantage.


I was suggesting Tucson because the Tucson-Tempe/Phoenix rivalry games get intense. The AFL would get one heck of a boost from that scale of rivalry in AZ alone.

Ah, that's what I thought a "snake draft" was, but I was unsure. Thank you for clarifying.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been told I have maybe "over explained" the game and it is a bit confusing...

It is less a "game" per se (since the game will have an indefinite time span), and just a fun group activity.

Once eight of you say you want to participate, we'll draft 8 arena's each. Then, if one of your arena's ever gets an AFL team, you'll get 5 points once they play their 1st season, and a point for each additional season they play.

Since there isn't any real "end" time, the scoring is more just to judge the teams over time, there won't be an "end winner" (unless the AFL officially folds again).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject: Count me in Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in playing.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far we have

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Working on trying to get 2 more, would like to have at least 6 "teams".
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to try to resurrect this, with the anticipation of hopefully some expansion news coming soon.

If you want to jump in, I'll cap it at 8-10 players.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

afdave wrote:
So far we have

afdave
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Working on trying to get 2 more, would like to have at least 6 "teams".

I'll join in too to make it 5/6(8)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

afdave wrote:
So far we have

afdave
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Working on trying to get 2 more, would like to have at least 6 "teams".


i'm game
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'll wait another day or so to let anyone else "on board", then we'll start picking Arena's.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

afdave wrote:
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I'll wait another day or so to let anyone else "on board", then we'll start picking Arena's.

What time are we starting the draft, if there is a specific time.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will just be going on over however many days it takes... someone will post a pick here, I'll update the Google Doc, and then the next person can pick.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I call the #4 for Capper's Dice Toss
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:55 am    Post subject: Draft Order Reply with quote

I call the #7 for Capper's Dice Toss
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hold yer horses, I haven't even announced that yet... don't even know if we'll have a #7 at this point, only six players yet.

If anyone else wants to jump in today, please reply, otherwise, we'll start picking "Draft Lots" on Saturday at 11am ET sharp Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

afdave wrote:
Hold yer horses, I haven't even announced that yet... don't even know if we'll have a #7 at this point, only six players yet.

If anyone else wants to jump in today, please reply, otherwise, we'll start picking "Draft Lots" on Saturday at 11am ET sharp Smile


If we don't get any more players, the "draft lots" to be chosen will be the numbers 1-6.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#5
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