- How we play. I was thinking XMage, since it is cross-platform and has its own MtGO-style rules engine. However, the default server, Woogerworks... well, there was a meltdown with the guy recently over his selling proxies. Who maintains the LRRcraft server, and would it add too much overhead to add an XMage server so LRR fans can use it for playing Magic against each other?
- Who we play. By which I mean how pairings are done. I would not be opposed to using a Challonge bracket. It can automate a lot of things and we can keep it easily visible to everyone.
- How we organize when to play. Thankfully, we have these forums. I honestly feel that it'd be best if we do this in a "whenever people are available" fashion for both the draft and the matches. We all have busy lives, after all, and some of us have exams. And we can handle scheduling issues through these forums.
As for why Standard Pauper? Well, Tarkir block only handles 6 people, and I want to do 8. Going into full standard also gives us a lot more room to breathe when it comes to finding a deck.
So, before I do start, I want to poll for interest. I was planning on using a Google Spreadsheet for the draft portion, like with the recent Modern Rotisserie. So the question comes down to how to add people to the edit list for the sheet. Obviously, we'll be working on the honor system (and Google Sheet's revision history) that each of us is only editing our column for our picks. And again, we can take our time drafting since we're all busy people.
So, with all that said, who's in?
[Edit:] Sign-up page on Challonge is now up.
[Edit:] Participants, make sure to check in on the Spreadsheet so you can register your picks! To do that, head to the spreadsheet, click the share button, and click the link labeled "Request access". Let me know your forum handle, and we can get started with the draft.
[edit:] We're off to the races! Brackets for viewing are here, and the sheet is viewable here.