Each player will draft 4 characters, each of which must be unique (so you cannot draft Kain's first appearance if you have drafted Kain's 3rd appearance.) The remaining two character appearances will be free. If you have no option but to draft a character that you have drafted previously, then you may do so.
The winner will be determined by whose team has the best difference in levels between their characters and the bosses that they defeat. A lower score is better.
For example, I draft Kain's first appearance and defeat the mist dragon with Kain and Cecil both at level 10 before the fight begins. The Mist Dragon (D. Mist) has a level of 10. I would earn 0 points toward my score. Had Cecil been level 11 and Kain level 10, I would have earned 1 point. Undrafted characters give 0 points and must be killed immediately. Using an undrafted character results in an additional number of points equal to the level of the encounter. Drafted characters must be alive at the end of the boss fight in order to progress. Save often!
Optional bosses are optional, so defeat them if you can! However, you must defeat them before taking on Zeromus, which freezes your score.
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Cecil is free for all. Edward is free for his fight with the WaterHag (not a boss battle). Rydia is free for Golbez because that fight sucks. That fight also does not count toward your score.
+1 point for using undrafted characters in a random battle (each random battle). However, you are allowed kill off the character after they are revived by a cottage or game events and after you get the character the first time.
+LEVEL points for using an undrafted character in a boss battle (LEVEL is the level of the boss).
Drafted characters must be revived as soon as they are swooned/KO'd
1. Marth - Rydia (Adult), Yang (2nd), Edge, Cid (1st), Fusoya
2. Baldrick - Rosa (2nd), Cid (2nd), Kain (2nd), Palom (1st), Rydia (Young)
3. General Horace - Kain (3rd), Yang (3rd), Edward (2nd), Porom (1st), Tellah (1st)
4. Whitefang - Palom (2nd), Porom (2nd), Tellah (2nd), Edward (1st), Yang (1st)
My question to fellow drafters is how to prevent a sandbagging character from lowering a player's score by a lot. Say I draft Young Rydia and just kill her off right away, that would result in -24 points, though perhaps at the expense of requiring a higher level Cecil. My only solution currently is to require the character to be alive at the end of every boss fight, but that might be difficult. Give me your suggestions! An alternative measure of victory could be time, which might be better, but then relegates the optional bosses to being rather useless.
Edited by Whitefang, 28 December 2011 - 11:00 PM.