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    Random country draft

    I'm on holidays for the next week and a bit, sooooo, have time to do one of these.

    As an idea to differentiate it from previous drafts, the twist in this one would be that each round a country is randomly selected. Will require a good knowledge/ability to research and make for some interesting decisions for people. My preference would be to randomly select out of the 8 real test teams, but Bangers and Zim. can be included if desired.

    Selection order will be done every two rounds, with the second round the reverse of the first, and at the commencement of each round, I'll randomly select the country.

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    Yeah sure

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    How many rounds per week are we looking at? Can't do it if daily selections are required.
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    I'll be in.

    I take it a player from each country has to be picked a round right?

    Also, is it country of birth? Or what test side they played for? All-time?

    And reckon Bang and Zim should be in.
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    Alltime, Test players, must have played at least one test for the country nominated (so Keppel Wessels for instance could be taken if the round was "Aus" or "SA", but can only be taken once overall).

    99* - no it would be Round 1: NZ (everyone picks a NZ-er)
    Round 2 - India (everyone picks an Indian)
    Round 3 - India (everyone picks an Indian)
    Round 4 - Australia (everyone picks an Australian),
    etc
    etc

    That's one reason why I think Bang or Zim should be excluded. Potentially we could have one country come up three or more times - I don't think there's enough depth in those countries to make that an ideal scenario.

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    Ah, I see. Should be good.

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    Always up for these drafts.

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    Im in. These drafts are so much fun

    Not sure I understand the exact rules though. All we have to do is pick out 1 player per country depending on the round is it?

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    Himannv - there will be eleven rounds. Each round, at the start of the round, I'll nominate a country. Everyone has to make their selection picking a player not already selected, who played at least one test from the nominated country. Next round, I nominate another country, we repeat the process. No player can be selected more than once, so if a country comes up multiple times, or a player played for two countries, they can't be selected again in a subsequent round.

    The objective is to select as strong an XI as possible.

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    I'll be in, if people are happy to trust that I will make the selection of countries a random exercise (as I sold my D&D dice years ago, I'll use Random.org to pick the country).

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    Joe - I would hope we could get through the 11 rounds by the end of next week (ie. roughly one round a day) - I'm back at work after that, and it gets too hard then. Still want in?

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    Sounds good. Definitely interested.

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    I'm in, Matt.

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    That makes it half-a-dozen. In view of 'a quick draft being a good draft', might leave it open for another hour or two, then close off the nominations - 8 will be the maximum in any case. If we're all around at this time of night at least, there's a reasonable chance that the turns will whip along...

    For round 11, given there isn't a chance for a reverse round, we could have a random draw for country AND order for that round only.

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