Just a reminder to DO THIS DRAFT!!!! I also suggest we have a normal mode component on the side. Don't worry about turncounts too much, just be able to finish the chapter. The average player won't be worried about TCs until we get better at this game anyway. It's not *that* hard, your units will get enough EXP later on that Frederick taking a bunch of early game kills doesn't matter.
I also suggest we do a Classic Normal Mode component to test the waters with FE13 some more. HM seemed a little hard to do but it's still very manageable.
A thought I had were that in a four person draft, here are the definite first round picks;
Sumia > Liz > Tiamo > Mariabel
Tiamo and Sumia will cut a ton of early game turns. When flight really matters, Tiamo and Sumia exist to rescue drop Frederick. However, Liz and Mariabel have the benefit of flying Rescue and good range/Magic to use it with, because you can do Sage -> Falconknight (or in Mariabel's case, Valkyrie -> Falconknight) and do a lot of interesting things with Rescue. This is speculation, but given that many of the later chapters are boss chapters, you need someone that can bring a monster to the boss as opposed to the early game, where you need someone that can ferry and aid a monster.
The next round would be, out of Miriel, Sariya, Soiree, Serge, Velvet, and Olivia, we'd have Velvet > Serge > Sariya > Soiree or Miriel or Nono. Olivia is generally kind of useless. Sariya Velvet and Serge have very good durability and offense, Soiree and Miriel are up in the air because they're both unremarkable units. Miriel may be a little bit better because Soiree will have a harder time catching up (because Frederick kills the early game and she can't catch up). Nono has decent durability but is sort of useless.
I think we should have two mothers draftable that two people each will have (so two people with Miriel and two with Nono) and the last character will be drafted by all (so, everyone will have free Olivia). I think the last character will be Olivia because she sort of blows.
And as for the rest, we have
Libera, Vake, Richt, Tiki, Callum, Grego, Viole, Basilio, Gaia, Flavia, Sol, Ronku, Anna, Henry, Sairi, Donny, Lucina
One will remain undrafted, and that will always be Donny unless we have some rule that lets sidequests be completely free (so we can build up Donny more easily). I think Ronku will be first to go because of his great offense, then Anna cause of healing + great offense with Levin Sword, Libera, Henry, Grego, Sairi, Gaia, Lucina, Callum, Vake, Sol, Richt, Flavia, Basilio, Viole, Tiki in that order. Last pick being a free unit isn't something I'd be opposed to.
I also do not agree that Lucina is free, the only free units should be Krom/MU/Frederick.
Edited by Lord Raven, 21 August 2012 - 01:01 PM.