Woohoo! I have been given the nod to get the ball rolling for the next draft!
If you would like to participate and can commit to checking in regularly to draft, please make your interest known below. Once 7 people have signed up and we have settled on a few sets to choose from, everyone will vote for their preferred set. I'd like to be drafting by the end of September. I will start by listing two possible draft sets; expecting for the list to grow as people discuss them and inevitably suggest things that I haven't considered.
Sign-ups (not draft order) 1. Str0ngbad 2. lilcurt 3. Ser Hamlock of Stonewald 4. Isundir 5. Schmidt 6. jarek 7. Carrick of Garheim 8. 9. (may or may not get to participate) 10. (may or may not get to participate)
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2015 20:23:26 GMT -8 by str0ngbad
I shouldent, but I am game so long as we keep it in the $50 price range. The city of styx looks great to draft, but I dont know if I will be able to swing it with the temple of Airjitzu in my shopping cart as well as a perisian resteraunt.
Also some of the LOTR sets are getting harder to get a hold of.
The Mountain Hut really doesn't excite me in spite of its amazing price per piece because it seems like a lot of generic pieces that I expect to get cheaply and I prefer picking new molds/colors over quantity picks most of the time. My prejudice aside, I'd still draft it if it was what everyone selected. We'll see how everyone else feels about it.
I actually think I would prefer to do Mirkwood Elf Army over Laketown Attack but I know it has been drafted in the past. I figure it's still worth mentioning with six figs, a warg, foliage, and great basic pieces too.
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2015 21:29:33 GMT -8 by str0ngbad
Yes the mountain hut is a good basic parts pack. However there are better out there and as jordan stated it got axed for various reasons.
As to elf army, I hosted that draft yes there are good parts. But we need to consider set avaliability. That being said I will throw some sets out today that would be good. Also dont count out architect sets there are no figures but they are parts goldmines.
I will post some sets in a bit. Falsus says she will join if we go the archatecture route yes elf army is still avaliable but not a great part per piece value at full retail. I will see what I can dig up in a bit.
Post by AK_Brickster on Sept 1, 2015 13:06:12 GMT -8
str0ngbad, what do you think of doing a smaller draft so that international members can affordably participate? I know you were thinking of doing Witch King Battle at one point.
Isundir was potentially interested in doing one, but there are high customs fees in his country for anything that doesn't fit in a padded envelope. andhe might be game to do a smaller draft as well. Not sure who else here is international. Erathor Pridenar comes to mind.
I'm all for going small if it will let people participate. It would still probably cost $7 to ship to Europe though. I'd be fine with doing two witchking sets but I don't know what size envelope avoids customs fees or if there is a limit on how stuffed it can be. I'll ask the internet when I get home.
Are you receiving goods from abroad, from private individuals, e.g. from family members or friends? Is the value not mote than € 45? Then you do not pay taxes to import the goods. Is the value over € 45, but no more than € 700? Then you pay 2.5% of the value of the goods and VAT (0 or 6 or 21%).
So if we stay under $45, customs and VAT shouldn't be a problem (I'd still be fine with a very small draft). There's no way around the cost of shipping though.
Last Edit: Sept 1, 2015 19:34:21 GMT -8 by str0ngbad