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Babies, Life, and Being a Nerd

Trying to balance an online presence while being a father and a friend isn’t always easy. Finding a balance between being a good husband, father, friend, and blogger is a difficult balance to maintain. Most of the time my online identity is what falls behind but that is ok, because that is the priority I have set in life. My family comes first and with my newborn baby girl, I have not been able to do much lately, and my friends come second but I am sure they feel that is a distant second. I try to do as much as I can with my Nerd Management brothers but alas I fall behind. Luckily they understand as well.

The good thing about an online blog is that it will always be there no matter how many times you quit and then go back. It always waits for you just sitting there waiting for you to tell it what you want to say. Some people have a lot to say and some people have a little. Some people have followers that care and some people just put words into the vastness of space. Either way, its there waiting for you.

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged and we will see what I have to say and how much I will be able to say it in the coming time. Just a reminder for those who remember, http://www.nerdmgmt.com is no longer around but we can be found on soundcloud with season 7 coming up and on facebook as Nerd Management.

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Fantasy Justice League

Fantasy Justice League: The Game

 

A bunch of us play Fantasy Football and some of us don’t. It was always boring for some of us to try to sit around and talk to each other in between some of us talking about Fantasy Sports. So we decided to do something about it. We combined the best of both the Fantasy Sports and the Comic Book world to create: Fantasy Justice League.

It starts out very similar to Fantasy Football in that you have a draft to set your rosters. You can pick from anyone in the known comic book universes. You have roster positions on your team such as: Leader, Magic, Mutant, Elemental, Villian, Acrobat, Rogue, and Heavy Hitter.

You hold a draft based on number of players in your league and you each take turn choosing a character that fits these categories. You can choose how long your season goes and if you want to have back up or “Bench” characters to interchange before the weeks starts.

You put your players into divisions based on the number of people you have playing. Minimum of 4 players and a max of 12 will make this optimum for fun and enjoyment. Each week you will go head to head with someone in the league based on the schedule that you make up.

Points are pretty easy: Appearing on a cover is 1 point for that character. You also aquire points by taking the Number of Pages Your Character Appears On in a book and divide that by Number of Pages in the Book. You add up all of the points for each starting character and you get your weekly total.

This was amazing and a ton of fun when Warner Swopes and I did this at work with 4 other people. Here is an example of how a team would be made up:

 

Leader –           Captain America
Magic-             Zatana
Mutant-           Beast
Elemental-       Swamp Thing
Villian-            Magneto
Acrobat-          Nightwing
Rogue-             Casey Jones
Heavy Hitter-  The Thing
This is something that we all hope catches on because it was so much fun and we hope to do it again, but it takes a lot of hardwork for the correct scoring to happen. It also takes an honor system of each player to gather their own scores but if you use diehard fans than you will have no problems.