Popular Post Miguel Sanchez Posted December 11, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted December 11, 2022 (edited) Quote "Death is a natural part of life, whether it's at work, whether it's in your sleep. We're in the middle of a World Cup. And we have a successful World Cup. And this is something you want to talk about right now?" - Qatar World Cup 2022 Chief Executive, Nasser Al Khater on the death of a migrant worker during his country's ill-gotten tournament ==================== I'm going to guess a P&B Dead Pool has never started while there's a World Cup on. Still, what better way to enjoy the greatest show on earth as oiled by the bodies of some of the poorest people in the world so you can enjoy England getting papped out while wrapping your presents? If you're new to the Dead Pool, it's quite simple. You pick fifteen celebrities you think will die over the course of the coming year (2023). If any of them die, you get points. Whoever gets the most points by the end of the year wins, everyone else is furious at their choices and over-compensates by putting a bunch of oldies in the next year's team and they barely score anything. If you still fancy getting some enjoyment out of people dying, here's what you need to know. Rule changes/updates are in bold: RULES To enter, you must be registered on Pie & Bovril before this thread was posted. To enter, send me a private message containing the names of 15 celebrities you think will die in 2023. To make it as easy as possible for me and limit the possibility of mistakes, please try to spell their names correctly. If they use alternate names, please make a note of this. Reasons for a person's fame are welcome for clarification. ADDITIONAL FOR 2023 - You don't have to send me a new message this year. I will always reply to ensure an entry has been registered, so if I've posted in here that I'm up to date and you haven't had anything, get in touch. For the purposes of eligibility, your PM must be sent to me by 00:00 GMT, January 1, 2023. The game will officially end on 00:00 GMT, January 1, 2024. Despite this, if someone dies in a different time zone, the local time and date will be considered instead. In order to be eligible upon death, your entrants must receive an obituary in a UK-based online national news source. ADDITIONAL FOR 2023: those are defined as the following: NEWSPAPERS: Daily Telegraph, The Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, i/The Independent, Daily Mail, Daily Express, The Sun, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Metro, The Herald, The Scotsman, The National, Daily Record TELEVISION: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky News A celebrity death must be noted by the websites of these outlets for it to count. It must be a main featured article about the death, not a passing mention. These are the only sources I will accept for a pick to be confirmed. I know there are four Scottish sources there but it's a Scottish website, so I'll allow it. The Lauren Hill Rule - American college sports personalities are not eligible. The Liz Taylor Rule - Is someone a celebrity if their child or spouse or relative is famous? Probably not. If their only claim to fame is a well-known relation, they don't count. The Abubakar Shekau Rule - If a pick's date of birth is unconfirmed or unavailable, their points will be calculated assuming their date of birth is the 1st of January of the latest year provided by relevant sources. The Terminal Rule - People who are famous specifically for being ill are not eligible. If you pick someone who I think contravenes this rule, I will talk to you about it. The World's Greatest Democracy Rule - People who are on death row or facing trial where the death penalty is a possible sentence are not eligible. Fugitives on the run are eligible. Your entrants must be human. Your entrants must be over the age of 18. Your entrants cannot be fictional characters. You are not allowed to kill any of your entrants yourself. If a P&B user is found to be responsible for the death of any of their entrants, they will be disqualified from this and all future Dead Pools. You are not allowed to select any P&B members. If, upon death, it emerges that a celebrity was a P&B poster, this is allowed. It is your responsibility to ensure all of your entrants are alive. Don't do what someone did last year and pick Jack Charlton AND Nobby Stiles (d.2020) If you pick someone who is already did, I will not tell you. It's funny. If you pick someone who dies in the final days of 2022 it is your responsibility to PM me with a replacement pick. I would suggest including a short list of back-up picks, just in case. Scores will be updated and posted, hopefully, every Sunday. SCORING Base Points: Each death is worth 125 points minus the person's age. So the younger your picks, the more points if they die. There are several multipliers available: First Blood - The first person to die in 2023 gets 25 extra points. Last Gasp - The last person to die in 2023 gets 25 extra points. Solo Shot - If you are the only person to pick someone who dies you get a bonus of 50 points. Deadly Duo - If only two people pick someone who dies you both get a bonus of 25 points. Captain Bonus - You can nominate a captain of your team who receives an extra set of Base Points added to their score. Inherent Vice - You can nominate a vice-captain of your team who receives an extra set of half Base Points (rounded up) added to their score. (If you do not nominate a Captain or Vice-captain, I will consider the first and second respective names on your list for these positions) Deadly December - If your pick dies in December, you get an extra set of Base Points in addition to any other bonuses. Unnatural Causes - If your pick is murdered, commits suicide or has an accident, you get 50 extra points. I think that's everything that needs to be said. Participation is always high and activity is always lively, so get involved and you might find a new hobby. An extremely weird hobby you'll probably never tell anyone else about, but still a fun hobby. With that in mind, all I have left to say is: GOOD LUCK! Edited December 24, 2022 by Miguel Sanchez 22 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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