Group Rotisserie Draft

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I had a friend mention that she has done Rotisserie drafting through a Google spreadsheet with her playgroup over the course of a week, and then on the weekend,neither their pools picked, they could just divvy up the pools and start building decks. I wonder if something like this could be implemented on Cube Tutor. Where Iomecould invite a few other users to take part in a Rotisserie draft of one's cube and the picks would be tracked until completed over the course of a week, a month, whatever. I imagine this is a lot trickier than it seems at first blush, but thought it would be something cool to throw out for consideration.

shi.ar
2015-07-03 11:25
This is awesome!
heningergaming
2015-07-04 03:54
this would be great, currently some friends and I will draft decks then pull them and play them on the weekends we don't have enough players to hold a full draft. an example problem is since we drafted from different pulls i could still go up against a problack card that i would de-draft b/c im in black. it kills some strategy. anyway i like this idea.
jeffderek
2015-07-06 01:23
I've done this several times via Google Sheets, it's a great time. It would certainly be neat to have a custom built feature in CubeTutor that does it for me. Downside you should be aware of when considering this, as it's come up for us: If you're doing a draft that takes more than a day or two (We usually take around 3 weeks), you have to figure out what happens when the cube gets edited. I started a roto draft a week before spoiler season, and then we ended up doing regular drafts with the new cards while the roto was still going on in the background, and keeping track of two different lists was a little difficult. Nothing you can't work around, but you need to figure out up front whether the current list locks in when a roto starts or whether it adapts (which seems like a terrible idea). I'm just imagining you'll have essentially snapshot the current list whenever you start a draft.
Fredo
2015-07-06 20:31
Would love for Rotisserie to be an option.
Ben
2015-07-08 17:38
This would be awesome! The difficulty I have is that (for the time being at least) I must avoid anything that could be considered Multi Player. It's a delicate situation but suffice to say anything that could theoretically compete with Magic Online is something that I will be avoiding. Now I'm completely aware that MTGO does not offer a Rotisserie draft function (heck you can't even draft a personal cube on there yet) but if they were to turn around tomorrow and decide that's what they wanted to do then I don't want to be in a position where Cube Tutor could be taking away business from them. I'm also completely aware that other sites out there may offer things like this (either now or in the near future) but I can't speak for them all I can do is tell you guys where I'm coming from. I hope that makes sense. - Ben.
cuesbey
2015-07-10 01:27
something as simple as formatting the cube list view in a way that supports pasting into google docs would help rotisserie
theCubeMiser
2015-08-20 02:20
An "export to CSV file" arranged like the "View List" page might work well enough, actually. If you want to get really fancy, you could have the option to export to an actual open source spreadsheet format with each color on a page separated into columns by type/CMC.
Advena
2015-08-24 17:37
Absolutely understnad the overall non-compete Ben, but I disagree that this is something that could be seen as competing with MTGO even by a longshot. It would never involve actually playing, only simulated drafting which you already offer. Imho, Wizards would be horrible fools to deny CT such a thing (knowing that they haven't, but just saying; I don't think they would). +1 vote :)
Advena
2015-08-24 20:27
Additionally, there surely is nothing to stop you from implementing the feature with a openly visible disclaimer saying that you intend no harm to Wizards or their affiliates, and that the feature (but not CT as a whole) will be quickly taken down if they would ever voice concerns that it disturbed their business. Judging by the popularity of the request, many would deem it worth your time to have it for as long as Wizards would allow it (which again I think is not ever going to be an issue with rotisserie cube drafting).
shaybo
2015-08-26 18:48
Exporting decklists would actually have people playing more MTGO, right? Or wanting to buy cards in order to play out the games?
gcdavis89
2017-04-19 17:59
I fully understand the cautiousness around infringing on WotC and MTGO. But I don't see how a simulated rotisserie draft of our cubes would be different that simulated sealed or normal drafts. I don't think a ROTO will affect MTGO anymore than the current formats you offer does, which is probably negligible
Mbolism
2017-04-25 21:53
While I'd love to see this as well, as well as any way to draft cubes with friends, I get where Ben is coming from. While many are correct that it wouldn't actually compete at all, Ben's point is sound. You don't want to do anything that could even remotely be red flagged by WOTC. If they wanted to take him to task over it, they could, and he would lose regardless, simply because they would make him miserable if they felt like it. I'm still going to +1 this idea though, in hopes that there is someone that can help him with the legal stuff involved, and hopefully come up with something. :)
shaybo
2017-04-25 22:56
What's the worst that happens if you just ask?
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