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Draft Mode (Proposal)

Discussion in 'Other Metagames' started by openGG, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. openGG

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    I have been playing a lot of Dota recently, and the draft mode from that game adds a very interesting and dynamic aspect to the strategy, and thought, why can't that same form of drafting apply to Pokemon?


    - Rules are the same as standard metagames
    - Excadrill and Blaziken are moved back to OU (tiers would be adjusted since hard to counter but not unbalanced pokemon can be banned strategically now)
    - Before the fight begins, you get to ban + draft your team
    - You cannot choose a pokemon that either player has already picked or banned


    the ban/pick phase would go like this (bold = player 1, italic = player 2)

    ban
    ban
    ban
    ban

    pick
    pick
    pick
    pick
    pick
    pick

    ban
    ban
    ban
    ban

    pick
    pick
    pick
    pick
    pick
    pick


    After this you get to choose your starter (secretly, neither player can see the other player's starter), and battle proceeds as normal.

    Thoughts?
  2. RBG

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    I've hosted tournaments similar to this, but without the banning step, and ending with each player having picked 9 Pokemon by the end (with the picking style being ABBAABBAABBAABBAAB). This wouldn't be very efficient on the ladder, but it is an interesting variation of that theme as a tourney idea.

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