Monday, August 01, 2005

Metti-Publisher LIVE

Metti-Publisher LIVE Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista2.
[jimlee]

Finally, the online game you have all been waiting for. Metti Fantasy Publisher is now LIVE. Go to Metti-Publisher.Com and sign up for this FREE online rotisserie game where you can face off against fellow fan, pro, retailer and publisher alike as you compete against one another to assemble the grooviest lineup of writers and artists for you virtual publishing company.

Here's the quick skinny (click on Info at the homepage for details btw).

Working much like fantasy baseball or football online leagues, after you sign up and create a fictitious publisher's name, you then draft writers, cover artists and artists for your 'company.' This is accomplished by ranking creators with a draft order preference. Once complete, a randomized draft using said rankings is done to fill out your lineup. Then, every month around the 20th or so, scores are tallied using the icv2 circulation estimates and your publishing company is awarded copies sold for every book one of your creators worked on in that month. The more you sell, the better Metti- publisher you are.

Obviously the more prolific writers and artists are most desirable but you need to keep abreast of what's coming up on the publishing schedule...who's hurt and who's on the juice. Oh, and you can trade creators amongst each other or simply drop them and pick up other available ones from the creator genepool.

Sign up and give it a spin. There is a message board on the site for random battletalk. All the Mettistas will be signed up. Maybe you will be lucky enough to get crushed by our mad publishin skillz, suXors!

The 'season' starts this week and runs through to the end of the year; leagues will be posted next Monday so sign up and rank the creators who will give you the most bang for the buck. And HUGE, HUGE props to Chuck from KC who did all the legwork, layouts and coding to make this gem available to everyone for free. Big kudos, Chuck! Chuck is also the master publisher in charge of bugs, disputes and questions. Hopefully he will pop his head on here to take a bow soonish!

18 comments:

MISSLEMAN said...
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MISSLEMAN said...

Ok I would report the bugs with the link but it wasn't working, in the signup field, on the email line it would not let me use the @ symbol or the . symbol to put my email.

Gelatomettista said...

Try a different browser or upgrade yers?...no problems creating an account on my pc or mac.

/jim

TLG said...

it sounds genious and like megga fun. but i fear I'd spend too much time goofing off with it.

Gelatomettista said...

Honestly, while we were playing in beta...it heats up for a week every month since sales numbers are released only every month. Not like baseball where you have to tinker with it every day. Give it a shot...I need some cannon fodder.

/jim

Press Oblivion said...

This is a great idea! At first I was a little apprehensive about the game because I have never played anything likt this before but when I saw the creators that I could place on the draft list, i was really excited.

If I can manage to get the ones that are at the top of the draft list, I'm going to have some Sweet effin' comics KID!

Hassan T said...

I signed up. It sounds like a lot of fun.

jtruong008 said...

Never really cared about the baseball league I'm in, but I'll follow with this. Weekly is so much better than daily, and I'm a hockey guy, not baseball.

Anyways, so will you guys be providing prizes for the winner(s) or this league? That would be swell!

fotiboss said...

Spero che il mio inglese di basso livello mi possa aiutare! :D

Press Oblivion said...

I just learned that the chances of scoring my ultimate creative team just got better!

I can't tell you how much fun I'm going to have with this idea! Awesome!

Tim Leong said...

I've already wasted an hour and a half ranking creators...

Gelatomettista said...

fotiboss--

Non ti preoccupare...ci sono tanti fan italiani (penso di si).

/jim

Matt said...

I can't wait for the draft!

icemanx62 said...

I'm signed up.

Victor said...

Just signed up, seems like it's gonna be a lot of fun, now I'm gonna make my team logo...

Danger said...

For some reason its not working for me. All i get is "Welcome to 007Charlie" and thats it.

It sounds like a fun game though, and i definately want to take a crack at this thing.

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