This 40s draft was a lot of fun, and got me to see a few fantastic films I hadn't seen before (Shadow of a Doubt and Meet Me in St. Louis, for two). If you want to run another draft, I'd be down to sign up.
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Obviously there are requests for 70s and 80s, and as an old timer, I think enough time has passed to run the 70s, certainly. I was also thinking something like television shows, maybe directors. I definitely want to run the Shining cast draft at some point, too.
We could also do a music oriented draft as a change of pace.
Rock and Roll banks of the 70s
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
Led Zeppelin songs
Guitarists (any genre) or Singers (any genre)
Depending how much blood you're trying to squeeze from the stone, you could chop TV up a lot finer. Drama/comedy for starters, but further by season, by episode, by performance - heck, we could just do every major Emmy category but expand the field to "all time". Villains. Cliffhangers. Finales. The possibilities are multitudinous, if not endless.
I question the wisdom of having a cycle of continuous drafts. Part of what makes them fun is their relative scarcity. Having them be continuous takes away the uniqueness and might make participation into a chore.
You made a great point regarding the appropriateness of the RnRHoF inductees having a draft in March.
Oh, and if we're not 100% set on a Shining casting draft I'd like to (re)suggest Dr. Strangelove as the more appropriate Kubrick film.
There have been two a days. I don't know if was ever two at the same time though, except in the bonus round. Rather it was like two separate rounds in one day, snaked. I think sometimes, especially in drafts with a ton of participation, that was deemed a bit much to get in in one day, but i'm up for anything. Beats working.
I ran some '2 a day' drafts. The ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST/THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY comes to mind as one. Generally, drafts work best if they're completed within one week; if you stretch it into 2 weeks, that second week is a ghost town in terms of participation and enthusiasm.
The '2 a day' drafts that I did were daily snakes. The group would go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (with the people in slot 5 going twice). It worked out pretty slick, and I generally did the timeslots in 20 minute intervals to keep momentum going.
Yep, he did win that draft.
Man, it was fun buzzing through those Leone threads just now. That may have been my favorite of the casting drafts (with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN coming in a close second).
Why not start in February and keep it to once a month?
That sounds great to me!
Both of these are seconded.