Monday, August 01, 2005
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!