Here's the slots for Season One.
You get to choose seven characters (Five active at all times, two on the bench at all times - switch them during the season at will).
Since this is the first season we are going to make this really simple and leave the wacky slot criteria for future seasons.
All seven characters you choose will have the same criteria in Season One. And here it is:
Each character on the team must be a "Street Level" hero or villain from the Comic Book, Anime, Sci-Fi, Video Game or Fantasy genres. No "Cosmic Level" characters.
When we say Street Level, we mean that the character is usually portrayed as fighting battles at the human "Earthly" level and are not the type which destroy planets (or flatten major cities for that matter) with a wave of their hand.
Some Trivial Examples:
Comics: Batman, Iron Man, Spider Man, Wonder Woman, Snake Eyes, Green Arrow, Wolverine ... etc.
Sci-Fi: Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Predator, A Power Ranger ... etc.
Fantasy: Legolas, Conan, Xena Warrior Princess, Harry Potter... etc.
Anime: Hell, I don't know. Anime characters to me are weird in that sometimes they seem "street level" but then they turn around and flatten a city. If you pick Anime, know the character.
Video Game: Probably your typical Steet Fighter / Mortal Kombat types but whatever. Sonic the Hedgehog and such might be fair game.
Once a character is drafted by a player for a team, no other player may select that character (unless the player removes said character from their team during the open draft). So it's first come, first serve when the Draft opens probably this coming Sunday.
In the meantime, you can be thinking about what characters you want to get in and draft for your seven person team.
SLOT ONE: Specialist: hand to hand combat, martial artist or melee weapon master
SLOT TWO: Specialist: Marksman, Archer or other Projectile or Energy gun-type weapon master
SLOT THREE: General physical or weapon based melee type character - any
SLOT FOUR: General physical or weapon based melee type character - any
SLOT FIVE: General ranged energy, magic or technology based character -any
SLOT SIX: General ranged energy, magic or technology based character -any
SLOT SEVEN: General mental powers based character -any
Related: CBUB Fantasy Draft FAQ