Sports League: Season 6 Sign-Ups and Info

Discussion in 'Games Run By CPA Members' started by turgy22, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Sorry for the long delay in getting this started... I've been working days and nights for the past 3 months and finally have a reprieve long enough that I'm willing to get all this prepared again. Following is my boilerplate sports league season introduction, with changes marked in red.

    As always, new participants are very welcome to join. I hope all our other participants can attest to the fun that this league has been over the past 8 years.

    Turgy22 - Arabian Nights
    Melkor - Return to Ravnica
    Spiderman - Battle for Zendikar
    Rokapoke - The Dark
    Mooseman - Urza's Legacy
    Oversoul - Weatherlight

    We'll be using the same rules as last season, except roster limits will be expanded to 70 cards after the draft. Minimum deck size is and will forever remain fixed at 40 cards.

    If anyone wants to switch decks with one of the available unused decks found in this spreadsheet, they're welcome to do so. Also, if anyone wants to scrap their deck and start over, they can do so. You'll receive four boosters* from four different sets of your choosing and maintain your spot in the draft. Obviously, you'll have consistency problems with a four-booster card pool, but it could be manageable if you open good stuff and find people willing to trade.

    Everyone gets to choose a booster pack for the upcoming draft. All sets are available to choose from up to and including Oath of the Gatewatch. All the boosters I create will contain 1 rare, 3 uncommons and 11 commons - no basic lands or varying pack sizes. Mythic rares will show up, but timeshifted and premium (foil) cards will not.

    Everyone can post their choice of booster here. Like last season, I don't want the draft to contain two of the same booster. If I get multiple PMs with the same set, I'll ask one of the players to choose another.

    "Free agent" cards are available to pick up at any time from now until the draft begins. Just make a swap by dropping a card on your roster and picking one listed as a Free Agent. Once the draft starts, everyone needs to wait until it's over and can then continue making FA acquisitions once their rosters are down to the 70-card limit. There will be a priority set on free agent claims made by more than one player in a 24-hour period. Immediately after the season starts, any free agent card that's been a free agent for three seasons (as indicated by the "3" next to it in the spreadsheet) will be permanently dropped from the league.

    The current priority for free agent claims is as follows:
    1. Mooseman
    2. Rokapoke
    3. Spiderman
    4. Melkor
    5. Turgy22
    6. Oversoul

    During the season, we will continue voting for active cards to be selected for permanent retirement. After each game, each player can vote for one of their opponent's cards as that deck's "Most Valuable Card". Once a card reaches 12 votes, it will be slated to retire at the end of that season and enter into the CPA Sports League Hall of Fame. Votes will continue to be tracked in the master spreadsheet.

    The current leaders for retirement are as follows (I just recounted all the votes, so these results might not completely match with the spreadsheet from last season):
    5 - Volrath's Stronghold (Turgy22)
    3 - Cursed Scroll (Melkor)
    3 - COP: Green (Spiderman)
    3 - Wurmcoil Engine (Turgy22)
    3 - Trigon of Corruption (Spiderman)
    3 - Simoon (Rokapoke)
    3 - Wrath of God (Mooseman)
    The following cards have 2 votes: Befoul, Stir the Pride, Thunderblade Charge
    And 1 vote: Terror, Evincar's Justice, Caravan Escort, Dauthi Slayer, Humility, Jodah's Avenger, Chronozoa, Cancel, Thorn Elemental, Crabapple Cohort, Ghitu Slinger, Thunderblade Charge, Anaba Shaman, Godhead of Awe

    Also, a reminder that cards drafted in the upcoming draft can not have votes cast for them. These cards are shown in bold in the master spreadsheet.

    Everyone is free to make any trades from now until the season begins (including during the draft). You can trade cards OR upcoming draft picks, though if you trade picks, make sure you're specific about exactly which choice is being traded, since there are multiple picks in all rounds except the first.

    I think that's everything we need to know to get started. Any questions, comments or suggestions, post here.

    *Note that this will be expanding to five next season. The formula is total card pool for the season divided by 15... in case anyone hasn't figured that out by now.

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  2. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    This is fun, potential new participants! :D

    I'll choose Battle for Zendikar

    Whatcha been doing?
  3. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Just my usual job, really. But we're moving some production processes overseas, so in addition to working my regular day schedule, I needed to help the engineer on the other side of the planet while he's at work, too. Things are running pretty smoothly now, though, so I have more free time while I'm at home.
  4. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    I'll choose Urza's Legacy
  5. turgy22 Nothing Special

    I'll go old school and choose Arabian Nights.
  6. Melkor Well-Known Member

    I choose Return to Ravnica
  7. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    LOL. I just realized that Season 6 never took off... are we done?
  8. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Still waiting for Rokapoke to choose a pack... he keeps telling me he'll get to it.
  9. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Okay. The Dark!
  10. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Wow, that was fast. We wait a year with no response, then 5 minutes after I post something, he's ready.

    I'll need some time to get everything back up to speed. I'll have some time off over the holidays. I should have the draft pool ready before the end of the year.
  11. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Well, he's been busy this past year, I didn't realize he was the last one to pick. But now I guess he has some time freed up...
  12. turgy22 Nothing Special

    The draft is officially over.

    Cuts and free agent pickup time is now. You can also trade from now until the season begins.
    Remember that you must cut you pool down to 70 cards or less before you can swap for free agent cards.
    Here are the required cuts for each player:
    Rokapoke: 10
    Melkor: 10
    Turgy22: 10
    Spiderman: 10
    Mooseman: 10
    Oversoul: 5

    I've updated the card pools in the master spreadsheet. Please announce your cuts here.
  13. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I'm cutting

    Barrow Ghoul
    Swift Justice
    Holy Light
    Iron Will
    Rank and File
    Dust to Dust
    Martyr's Cry
    Crypt Incursion
  14. turgy22 Nothing Special

    Wow. Spiderman's on the ball today. Might he actually have his deck ready when the games begin this year?

    I'm cutting the following cards:
    Grim Roustabout
    Bane Alley Blackguard
    Giant Tortoise
    Crosstown Courier
    Merfolk Assassin
    Beckon Apparition
    Marsh Goblins
    Ally Encampent
  15. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Let's not get too crazy now... :p
  16. Melkor Well-Known Member

    I shall cut the following cards:

    Mortal's Ardor
    Roilmage's Trick
    Trickery Charm
    Rise to the Challenge
    Fishliver Oil
    Memory Erosion
    Leonin Squire
    Spectral Guardian
  17. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    So where is the list of cards from which I need to make cuts?
  18. turgy22 Nothing Special

    It's in a spreadsheet linked in the first post of this thread. It's also right here for your convenience.
    Just click on the tab named "Oversoul", which is your pool of cards. You'll need to cut five. You can also cut more and pick up cards from the tab labeled "Free Agent" so long as your total ends up being equal to 70.
    Also, please post your changes here and let me update the spreadsheet. Let me know if you have any access issues. Google docs regularly switches the settings around on that file to make it more secure.

    We're also waiting for Mooseman and Rokapoke to make their cuts. Once everyone is at 70, the season will begin and we can actually start playing games.
  19. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    Grades are due Tuesday night. Then I can spend time working on cuts, etc.
  20. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    At the time I posted that, the spreadsheet I saw had no "Oversoul" tab. It was still just the rest of you guys and went up to "Deck 5" on the numbered pools. Either the update hadn't carried over or my PC was displaying an old version of the doc that it had already downloaded. I dunno. Anyway...

    I'll cut...

    Chronic Flooding
    Tangle Kelp
    Coast Watcher
    Scarwood Hag
    Merchant Ship
    Starlight Invoker
    Wall of Diffusion
    Wall of Hope

    And recruit...

    Tortured Existence
    Conjurer's Bauble
    Mogg Flunkies
    Colossus of Sardia
    Brain Gorgers
    Fog of Gnats

    What's with the numbers alongside the card names in the Free Agent sheet? At first I thought they were quantities, but then I noticed that some of the numbers were 0 and some of them were suspiciously high for the rarity, so I'm assuming it's something else...

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