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Organizing Booster Drafts Online. Thoughts? 1 year 3 months ago #57

In Let's Make a Trading Card Game: 20 I mention that we could organize Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest booster drafts online in future test sessions, but I wasn't really sure how best to do it.
Fdagpigj already suggested creating a web app that will show the cards every participant can pick from. That's a very practical solution, but I'd rather avoid creating a web app specifically to organize drafts through the internet if it's possible. I'd rather find a simple solution that doesn't involve coding.
My first thoughts are:
I can write down the names for all of the cards in every pack and send each of the participants a personal message with all of the card names, each participant will have the full set of cards for reference, each participant will chose one card out of the pack, write it down, and send a message to the participant "to their left" with all the cards except the one that they picked. Continue this process until every participant has a list written down of the cards they picked. Then each participant will print the cards out and procede to build the deck.
This is an incredibly clunky way of doing it, but at least it theoretically works.
Actually, it's probably best if I send a jpeg file with all of the cards, instead of just a text message with the names written down, and the participants will in turn cover the card they chose with, say, a black rectangle in Paint or another graphical program and send it to the person "to their left". This way we skip the step where you have to look up what the card does.

What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions on how we can do this?
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Organizing Booster Drafts Online. Thoughts? 1 year 3 months ago #68

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I could code it if you provide me with the jpegs
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Organizing Booster Drafts Online. Thoughts? 1 year 3 months ago #69

What about google docs or drive? You can "share" packs and then they can share them to the person that's next.
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Organizing Booster Drafts Online. Thoughts? 1 year 3 months ago #70

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Good idea
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Organizing Booster Drafts Online. Thoughts? 1 year 3 months ago #72

Thanks :cheer:
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Organizing Booster Drafts Online. Thoughts? 1 year 3 months ago #77

I think Google Drive will only mess things up more, honestly. I think we can send the packs to each other through personal messages in Skype, for example, or Google Hangout. Google Hangout does have personal messaging, right? I don't remember.
Each player really only needs to keep track of two other players (the one they're passing to and the one who's passing to them) so it can be done without Google Drive. If Google Hangot has personal messages, I think that would work best. This way I can supervise the drafting process, and if there are problems we can try and fix them together. Then, once the draft is done, you can all start printing out your cards and start deckbuilding in peace.

Hmm, it's still a very clunky process.
Be M: do you have any ideas on what the web app could do? There's a website called cubetutor.com, which allows you to draft Magic: The Gathering sets that you make. Look it up, maybe you can figure out a way of implementing a similar system for Multiverse: Cosmic Conquest drafts.
The ideal thing would be a program in which you see a pack of cards (just images), you pick one, and the others are sent to the next player (only after they have in turn selected a card from their own pack) repeat the process until one pack is done, then change the direction of the packs, do it again, and then after the draft is done players will be able to somehow take those cards and just print them out in one file, without having to go through the whole setlist and printing extra cards that they didn't pick, if that makes sense.
With a program like this we can manage to do many drafts with different iterations of the set of cards, not just one.

What do you guys think? Can we manage something like that?
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Organizing Booster Drafts Online. Thoughts? 1 year 3 months ago #85

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Well, maybe... I'm not sure, but I might poke around Java and make such programs? Again, I'm not sure if it'll work.
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Organizing Booster Drafts Online. Thoughts? 1 year 3 months ago #142

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Well after some searching I've found this: webdrafter.geogen.cz/

I know it says it's for custom magic sets, but as far as I can tell it won't stop you from uploading any non MtG images. If you read the tutorial, after the first two steps that are Magic Set Editor related, all it really asks to do is upload the card images to a folder in Google Drive and then importing that folder to webdrafter.

Note that I have never actually used this before, and am not an authority on this at all, have no idea how it works, but it seems simple enough :P

Edit: Nope, I'm dumb and probably should read more often, it also needs some special html files from the program to work. Welp, tried.
How's the deck?
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To shreds, you say?
Last Edit: 1 year 3 months ago by Travis. Reason: I had some misleading information
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