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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by EphemeristX » 06 Nov 2018, 22:11

Dig the name. It alludes to Arkady's last name and the color red.
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Wings » 06 Nov 2018, 23:28

The young Nu-Mutant Noah Beaubier was only a child growing up in Quebec when he was abducted by an advanced scouting party of alien Kree from an alternate universe who were intent on using the Warped universe's Earth as the first step to conquering that reality faced with the dwindling resources within their own. Spending the remainder of his youth within this alternate dimension, Noah's Nu-Mutant genes were activated and modified, gifting him with superhuman strength,endurance, flexibility and reflexes, as well as the ability to move at superhuman speeds fast enough to allow him to achieve flight and produce blinding flashes of light. He was also armed with a "Pocket Battlefield" a device that allows Noah to isolate himself and his opponent within 9 different pocket dimensions with their own unique physics. Sent back to his home dimension to assist in its takeover as an adult, Noah came to see the error of his ways after his Kree masters murdered his lover and pinned the blame on the heroes of Noah's home dimension in an attempt to spur their super-soldier on. Noah assisted the heroes in closing down the portals linking to the other dimension, sealing himself back in his home reality. Incarcerated due to his part in the initial invasion, Noah has been placed in the custody of Sam Osborn and R.E.D.W.I.N.G. He has taken to referring to himself as The Ark, believing his knowledge of advanced alien technology could prove crucial to allowing humanity to reach the next stage of its development. Whether he agrees with Uncle Sam's methods or is simply biding his time until he can secure his own freedom remains to be seen...
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Anna Raven » 07 Nov 2018, 00:33

The draft is complete! The final warps are as follows:

BlackCyclops
Black Summer (Black Bolt/Cyclops)
Nubia (Medusa/Blue Marvel)
Black Dwarf (Luke Cage/Starbrand)
Leximus (Havok/Maximus)
Sun Wukong (Thor/Shang Chi)
Iridescent (Spectrum/Spider-Man (Morales))
Khione (Iceman/Sersi)
Lord Rosso (Count Nefaria/Omega Red)

bamf
Knightcrawler (Moon Knight/Nightcrawler)
Nova Prime (Nova (Rider)/Captain America)
Iron Widow (Colossus/Black Widow)
Action Master (Coulson/Puppet Master)
Athena (M/Hercules)
Spektra (Elektra/Nebula)
Hypnotoad (Mr. Negative/Toad)
Nueron (Smasher/Valeria Richards)

ev82
Chaos Raptor (Jean Grey/Scarlet Witch)
God Thanos Strange, Sorcerer Supreme (Thanos/Dr. Strange)
Sugah Rocket (Rogue/Rocket Raccoon)
Sergeant Marvel (Captain Marvel/Winter Soldier)
Nova Supreme (Supreme Intelligence/Cassandra Nova)
Pink Hulk (Amadeus Cho/Spider Gwen)
The Goblin God (Franklin Richards/Madelyne Pryor)
She-Skull (Red Skull/Peggy Carter)

tokenbg1009
Dune (Cannonball/Namor)
The Dreaded Summer (Vulcan/Dormammu)
He Who Sleeps in Shadows/The Writhing Shadow (Shadow King/Shuma Gorath)
Siora the Spellblade (Sif/Enchantress)
The Morrigan (Jessica Jones/Banshee (Theresa Cassidy))
Kang the All-father (Kang/Odin)
The Chaotic Firmament (Deadpool/Singularity)
Baron Kristoff Von Mordo (Kristoff Von Doom/Baron Mordo)

Spectral Knight
Magnodok (Magneto/MODOK)
Galactnurse (Galactus/Night Nurse)
Mr. Punishment (Mr. Fantastic/Punisher)
Rockstar (Rockslide/Firestar)
The Ugly Duckling (Howard the Duck/Hulkling)
Quantum Raptor (Rachel Grey/Quasar)
Quicksand (Dust/Quicksilver)
Hans Moleman (Hannibal King/Moleman)

MartijnB
The Radioactive Spider-Man and Man-Spider (Radioactive Man/Spider/Man)
The Broadcaster (Grandmaster/Mojo)
The Hunter (Kraven/The Collector)
Nanabozho (Loki/Forge)
Sound Guy (Strong Guy/Klaw)
Cosmu the Space Sabretooth (Zabu/Cosmo)
Ultra (Ultron/Callisto)
Electric Eel (Triton/Electro)

OffDaCheney
The Sensational Shanna, the She-Hulk (Shanna/She-Hulk)
Angel of Destruction (Angela/Juggernaut)
Sabretooth Tigra (Sabertooth/Tigra)
Super-Venom (Venom/Super Skrull)
Stonehenge (Thing/Capt. Britain)
Hippo (Blob/Rhino)
The Eternal Princess (Thena/Valkyrie)
The Cable Girl (Cable/Squirrel Girl)

EphemeristX
The Iron Butterfly (Psylocke/Iron Fist)
Docjaw, the Doggy Druid (Lockjaw/Dr. Druid)
The Nail (Pete Wisdom/Blackheart)
Terminus (Grim Reaper/Annihilus)
The Moirae (Spider-Woman (Carpenter/Spiral)
Jack O'the Green (Jack of Hearts/Groot)
Stone Serpent (Gorgon(Avengers villain)/Steel Serpent)
The Black Emperor (Sebastian Shaw/Gladiator)

Magik84
Moongem (Moonstone/Mary Jane Watson)
Magnetic Woman (Polaris/Invisible Woman)
Elemental Man (Multiple Man/Absorbing Man)
Karolandra (Lucy in the Sky/Lilandra)
Super Fan (Arcade/Gwenpool)
Firespider (Human Torch/Spider-Woman (Drew))
The Silent One (Artie Maddicks/Lady Mastermind)
Reaper (Titania/Tombstone)

Cable
Antpocalypse (Ant-Man (Pym)/Apocalypse)
Cloakworld (Ego/Cloak)
Private Eyes (Eyeboy/Frank McGee)
Hypeguy (Hyperion/Hawkeye (Barton))
Madame Marrow (Madame Masque/Marrow)
Sergeant Mach V (Mach V/Major Victory)
Malekister (Malekith/Miss Sinister)
Ukuzamazam (Onome/Quake)

Gibbering Fool
The Angel of Vengeance (Angel/Ghost Rider (Blaze))
American Fire (Miss America/Firelord)
Devourer of Souls (Selene/The Magus)
Ant-Man-Thing (Ant Man (Lang)/Man-Thing)
Professor Ex Nihilo (Professor X/ Ex Nihilo)
Mephister, the Devil of Beyond (Mephisto/The Beyonder)
Air Warper (Blink/Air Walker)
The Giant Squid (Dr. Octopus/Abomination)

hotknives
White Knight (Emma Frost/Black Knight)
Mooncat (Black Cat/Moondragon)
Hellchild (Magik/Hellcat)
Purple Puma (Purple Man/Hepzibah)
Sinister Spectre (Mr. Sinister/Ghost)
The Taskmistress (Taskmaster/Mantis)
Sentrilee (Sentry/Jubilee)
The Hooded One (The Hood/Adam Warlock)

das_boot
Disco!/Singing Slugger (Songbird/Dazzler)
Grimmoire (Sister Grimm/Reader)
Deathchamber (Chamber/Deathbird)
Voodoo Doll (Jocasta/Dr. Voodoo)
The Viruses (Stepford Cuckoos/Typhoid Mary)
The Prosecutor (Justice/Ronan the Accuser)
Fury (Hela/Frenzy)
Star Machine (War Machine/Starlord)

MrFOOM
Dareverine, the Mutant Without Fear (Daredevil/Wolverine)
Dr. Hulk (Hulk/ Dr. Doom)
King Fang Foom (Kingpin/Fin Fang Foom)
Wonder Beast (Wonder Man/Beast)
Bullseye-X (Bullseye/X-23)
Iron Maiden (Gamora/Iron Man)
Solitaire (Hawkeye (Bishop)/Domino)
Bill Fury (Beta Ray Bill/Nick Fury)

Wings
Windrider (Storm/Silver Surfer)
Black Dagger (Black Panther/Dagger)
Dum Dum Dragon Man (Dum Dum Dugan/Dragon Man)
The Chaos Magician (Gambit/Wiccan)
Uncle Sam (Falcon/Green Goblin)
Sidhe (Pixie/Crystal)
The Ark (Northstar/Protector)
Echo of a Better World (Echo/Karnak)
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Wings » 08 Nov 2018, 00:21

I've gotta say, this was one of the most creative and fun draft I've taken part in. Kudos to Anna Raven for running and kudos to all the players for creating such an interesting array of characters and managing to tie it all together into a really fascinating shared universe. :)

And I'm totes serious about writing a fanfic miniseries about the magical characters in this draft. I feel like it was a corner of the universe that was made suitably rich and weird over the course of the draft.
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Blackcyclops » 08 Nov 2018, 02:14

After work tomorrow, I'll drop the Warped Universe Primer...I hope it'll make everyone happy.
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Gibbering Fool » 08 Nov 2018, 02:30

This has been an awesome draft. Well done Anna and well done to everyone for their brilliant ideas

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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Spectral Knight » 08 Nov 2018, 05:39

Indeed, great work Anna.

And major kudos to all the players - really impressive creativity. As someone who never writes fan fic, it was good fun to try and stretch my creative muscles on this draft.
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by MrFOOM » 08 Nov 2018, 11:30

Sorry I kind of zoned out at the end of this draft, got busy with stuff and had to keep putting it off.

My Domino/Hawkeye warp will be called Solitaire

This was a great draft, so much creativity! Looking forward to that primer, Blackcyclops...
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by bamf » 08 Nov 2018, 16:25

I also kind of got lost toward the end of this and totally apologize. Thanks for all the hard work it was totally fun!
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by EphemeristX » 08 Nov 2018, 18:09

I ended up having tons of fun with this draft. I enjoy these sorts of mental exercises, and once I got in the mindset, I went wild with possibilities. Sometimes, my second and third versions of warps ended up being better than my original intentions. Jack o' the Green, The Nail, and the Stone Serpent were all revisions of ideas I'd worked out earlier. (Amadeus Cho and Groot were gonna be Broot - The Tree of Knowledge, and would grow apples that bestowed information to the consumer, but I already had an oracle type of character so I scrapped him.)
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by das_boot » 08 Nov 2018, 18:17

My first three warps were the only ones that were on my mental checklist from the get go. The rest I just flew by the seat of my pants and with the exception of Prosecutor, I’m really happy with them all— I think my lack of knowledge of cosmic characters really hampered my choices late in the game, and I was just happy that Deathbird was considered a cosmic character rather than an X-Men villain!
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Spectral Knight » 09 Nov 2018, 14:17

The only one I'm not happy about of mine is Mr Punishment. It was a rush pick as my far better ideas got taken from under my nose, the rest I think worked out okay. Whilst I like Frank's backstory (and having Franklin Richards shared his named helped tie into Reed), it's not really the strongest of ideas, and the visual is crap... :lol:
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by tokenBG1009 » 09 Nov 2018, 15:52

I didn't like i couldn't come up with something better for Kang the All-Father. It feels like it should have been easy. Similarly with Deadpool/Singularity. At the time it seemed funny...
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Spectral Knight » 09 Nov 2018, 16:41

It WAS funny!
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by EphemeristX » 09 Nov 2018, 17:55

I don't think there was a real problem with Mr. Punishment. One of my picks was going to piggyback off of his backstory, actually, until it got taken. Valeria Richards/Miss Sinister - Sister Sinister - an evil psychic projection of what she thinks a villain looks like, while her real tiny, underdeveloped body was floating in a tank somewhere.
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by MartijnB » 09 Nov 2018, 20:43

just to quickly get into Electro and Triton, was indeed gonna be Electric Eel, wanted to combine the standard terrigenesis with Marvel's accident-induced superpowers, including some lightning into a process that would have otherwise "just" resulted into an Inhuman with aquatic powers, tadaaa, Electric Eel!

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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Anna Raven » 09 Nov 2018, 22:58

I wanted to take just a minute to share some fun tidbits about the draft.

First off, we had a small oddity. Here were the characters taken from each pool:
X - 61
Av - 61
Cos - 60
ROM - 58

So most likely one or two players made a mistake on their pool selections. I'm not going to go crazy trying to figure out where it happened. It's really not a big deal, the whole point was just to keep things spread out over the entire Marvel universe, which we did manage to that very well, so I am happy.

Here are the characters that weren't taken by anyone.
X-Men:
Anole
Armor
Avalanche
Bastion
Bishop
Donald Pierce
Doop
Elixir
Kid Omega
Lady Deathstryke
Mirage
Oya
Puck
Pyro
Sasquatch
Sauron
Shadowcat
Shark Girl
Sunspot
Surge
Warpath
Wolfsbane

Avengers:
Abyss
Ares
Baron Zemo
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
Dora Milaje
Graviton
Mandarin
Manifold
Mockingbird
Ms. Marvel (Kamala)
Nightmask
Pod
Rage
Stingray
Thor (Foster)
USAgent
Viper
Vision
Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)
Wasp (Nadia Van Dyne)
Wrecker
Yellowjacket

Cosmic:
Ahura
Ajak
Bentley
Blastaar
Ch'od
Corsair
Drax
Gorgon
Ikaris
Impossible Man
Inferno
Korr, Mik, Tong, and Turg
Lash
Leech
Namorita
Nova (Frankie Raye)
Nova (Sam Alexander)
Ord of Breakworld
Raza
She-Thing
Terrax
Vil and Wu
Wizard
Yondu
Zero G

ROM:
Agent Venom
Arsenic
Blade
Bruiser
Colleen Wing
Constrictor
Deathlok
Diamondback (Leighton)
Doc Samson
Ghost Rider (Robbie)
Jack O Lantern
Jimmy Woo
Ka-Zar
Lightspeed
Living Laser
Maria Hill
Misty Knight
Mysterio
Nighthawk
Paladin
Pepper Potts
Scorpion
Sharon Carter
Talkback
Victor Mancha
Vulture
White Tiger (Ava)

There were some strange trends going on in this draft, perhaps as might be expected considering the strange nature of the draft itself. Many of the big names were not so popular, and some of the more obscure characters were heavily in demand. For example:
Eyeboy was selected five rounds before Cable.
Night Nurse was selected four rounds before Elektra.
Dr. Druid was selected four rounds before Iron Man.
Firelord was taken three rounds before the Human Torch.
Shuma Gorath was taken in Round 3. I only put him because he's kind of a favorite of mine from Marvel vs. Capcom. I did not expect him to be taken at all, or late in the draft at best.
No one wanted either Wasp. Surprising.
No one wanted Shadowcat. Not surprising.
Only 2 out of 6 Runaways were taken. I thought more would be selected.
4 out of 10 of the Future Foundation were taken. Including Artie Maddicks, who I think had had a long streak of not being picked in any drafts, so yay Artie!

Well, that about does it for this one. I thank you all so much for indulging me in my silly little idea. I know I made a couple of mistakes, so I apologize for that. I have a healthy respect for those of you who have run drafts flawlessly in the past I don't know how you did it. Fortunately I don't think I did anything so boneheaded the game could not recover.

However, I am pretty proud that you guys all seemed to enjoy the game quite a bit, and that it even spawned two separate discussion threads from the main one. I'm really happy BC decided to tie everyone's characters into a cohesive universe. I planned on doing some more artwork based on some of the best warps, but you know, life got in the way.

So thanks again everyone. I had a real blast with this and hope you all did as well. Until next draft, excelsior!
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by tokenBG1009 » 10 Nov 2018, 00:42

I had a idea for Surge and Abyss called "Surging Darkness" but I couldn't figure out a back story.

My only pick I had planned was Cannonball and Namor. Everything else was either on the spot or within a pick or two of my own.

I also tried to find ideas for the following, but couldn't find a good partner for them :
Kamala Khan
FosThor
Maria Hill
Mockingbird
Agent Venom
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Re: Marvel: "Warped" Draft

Post by Spectral Knight » 10 Nov 2018, 06:06

EphemeristX wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 17:55
I don't think there was a real problem with Mr. Punishment. One of my picks was going to piggyback off of his backstory, actually, until it got taken. Valeria Richards/Miss Sinister - Sister Sinister - an evil psychic projection of what she thinks a villain looks like, while her real tiny, underdeveloped body was floating in a tank somewhere.
That sounds like a brilliant idea!
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