Fantasy Drum Corps
Fantasy Drum Corps is similar to fantasy system like fantasy baseball, football, etc. Depending on who's system you are using, the basics are pretty much as follows:
- Directors would choose the name of their corps
- Directors would design their shows music, corps uniform, pick staff, etc.
- Directors would select captions from real corps to create how their corps is scored
- Directors would create their corps' tour
- Some even go as far as creating a Web page for their corps
Currently Running Systems
FMB.com Fantasy Marching Band, runs a Fantasy Drum Corps/Marching Band Season not based on real scores with a complete game system and complex scoring formula. The league is run by Alex.
DCP-I and FMB are both currently gearing up for their 8th "season". (As of April 2007)
Other Fantasy Corps Leagues
Past fantasy corps systems have been:
The system behind each of the systems varied depending on the originator. What system that was used depended on which "season" the corps were in. During the live season, a combination of live scores and statistical line fitting has been used. On the off-season, past seasons live scores combined with line fitting were used. Some system have even used random number generators.