Sounds good, however this will probably cause our family to remain largely intact, so what I would like to add to your suggestion is as follows:
Have the current captains select up to 3-4 of the current fam’s players that are locked into the fam and cannot be drafted by anyone else, but the rest of the players get released into the draftpool. Ofcourse if individual players don’t want to remain in the fam, they should be free to do so.
This would result in a few things:
- The fact that a fam and it’s current synergy isn’t guaranteed next round, evening the playing field around them with reasonable opposing fams that preferably don’t implode.
- It would rid some families of players they’re having difficulties with, for whatever reason, but since it would cause 5-6 players to be removed, the player(s) in question won’t feel singled out.
- The drafting phase prior to the round, I feel, was part of the pre-round fun and built up anticipation and asked for planning based on what a family would need, with tradeoffs here and there. From a distance I really enjoyed looking at the draft phase and we could potentially streamline it even further using some kind of draft website.
N.B. the numbers I named aren’t set in stone, could be voted upon, provided the idea is supported ofcourse