Deathlist’s only Deadpool with an August launch returns. Yes, your host took a wee sabbatical, but is here to process teams and keep this afloat. Expect a rocky start, as he is traveling for precisely 14 days (a-hem) and that will drag a few days into August. But launch this Deadpool he shall! (If you’ve a wishing well, rabbit’s foot, or salt over the shoulder, we suggest you use it).
Sir Creep will send his team to a trusted third party DLer (bwa ha ha Lordy..... well ok ‘another’ DLer) on July 24, or one week prior to the start of this year’s ABC DP. You can send a team in at any time prior if you like but SirC will not open your post until he has sent his team in. He will try to get things organised by Aug 1 but if there’s a delay, it’s as aforementioned. If scores have scored, said scoring will be scored.
As we did for ABC III (and likely going forward), the rules and scoring remain intact, unchanged, unaltered, and without manipulation, word for word. So no surprises.
Submit a list of 26 soon-to-croak people to me via PM. The first name or last name of the first person must begin with an A. Second person with a B. You get the idea. This game doesn't require you to choose a joker.
Qualifying names will be those getting an obit by sources used by the Windy City Deadpool, also found on its own thread at this site. That pool, in turn, uses the obit sources of the Derby Dead Pool, but adds The Independent; US sources New York Times, LA Times, CBS News, Fox News, TMZ, and MSN. Also acceptable are CNN, and the Associated Press as legit obit sources.
Plus the following International news sources:
There will be at least 250 names, probably approaching 300. Please police your own obits and notify Sir Creep by PM or a post on this thread, particularly to European obit sources.
A hit using the first name (all letters except as below) - 1 point
A hit using the last name (all letters except as below) - 2 points
A hit with the first name . . . (A, E, I, O, U, Y) - 2 points
A hit with the last name . . . (A, E, I, O, U, Y) - 3 points
A hit with the first OR last name . . . (Q, X, Z) - 4 points
A hit with an alliterative name scores the points for both first and last names as specified above (so an alliterative at the A spot would be worth 5 points, the B spot would be worth 3 points, the Q spot would be worth 8 points)
Person was born in the year 1940 or later - 2 points
Solos = 3 points
Duos = 1 point
All Vowel Bonus - hit all five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) using LAST names = 5 points / hit any four vowels using last names + the letter Y = 4 points
Example: if someone gets a solo hit with Zadora Zephyr, who was born in 1940 (assuming 10+ entries), the score would be 8+2+3=13 (the best you could do with one hit).
Ties will be broken by the date the final score is reached. That is, if three folks end up with 18 points, the person that got to 18 on the earliest date will be the winner.
The competition will start 1 AUGUST 2020 (all lists must be PM'd by 11:59pm (GMT) July 31) and end 31 July, 2021.
NAMES: If any names die before the contest begins, we will ask for a replacement at that letter. Names at other letters may not be shuffled to accommodate the replacement. Also, if a person’s name has been accepted in one form, that will be the only form we will accept it (e.g. Little Richard, Prince Philip). Any name that has been previously accepted in any of the prior ABC Deadpools is deemed valid. If the host says someone on your list doesn’t meet his tepid ‘fame’ threshold, you’ll need to supply another name. Again, names may not be shuffled.
NOTE: Feel free to include a sub for any letter you like, in case you think it's iffy your name may not make the starting gate. Probably a good idea.
Example: C - Carter, Jimmy (sub Carter, Rosalynn)