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    Five4Three2One Deadpool - 2018

    Actually, replacing any name is not allowed, unless the name dies prior to the start of the month. I just checked and didn't see anything on Ricksen's passing. Prophet?
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    Five4Three2One Deadpool - 2018

    OK, here's my last hurrah: bob barker beth chapman kane tanaka Richard A Overton loongkoonan I almost put beth chapman at the top spot, but noticed I already had her there way back in Feb. Whew, that was close.
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    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    Unknown Man and Mad Hatter are out. Joey Russ and Captain Chorizo scored this round but dodge the bullets due to the former two teams not submitting a list. You, Skinny, had Devin Lima at the #1 spot so you had 1 point for the round. Only the two highest scoring teams were eliminated, so you would not have been one of them. Your point, however, lurks in the background and in a future round, if you are tied with another team for the lead, this point will be compared to the other teams carryover total and it (may) work against you. Unless the team you are tied with has more than 1, in which case you will be ok. That is all I was saying.
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    Five4Three2One Deadpool - 2018

    Remember that Dec is the final month, and from Xmas to Dec 31 is double pts week! I am holding out for another day as I need every double pt chance I can get!
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    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    I know I am a wee bit early, but I am going out on a limb and calling the two teams that never got a team in the fatalities for the month. I only have one team submitted so far for Dec, and there is never a penalty for submitting a team early, so go ahead whenever you get a chance. Remember, no names allowed from your Rd 2 list, but you can use up to 5 names from your rd 1 list. See the top of the thread for an update of the list (only one name died, so I only added one new name for Dec). Congrats to Joey and Capn Cho for escaping the month, but they have 6 and 5 carryover pts, respectively, which may work against them if they are caught in a tie in the future. Skinny K would not have been eliminated, but also got 1 carryover pt. We are down to 14 teams. . . . .
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    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    To catch up on some of the "controversies" of the game: I should reiterate that this is a survivor style pool. Some folks (based on early thread chatter) seem to mistake this term to reference the names we are choosing from as being some kind of survivors. Nope - WE are the survivors - the ones that don't get eliminated and continue on to play the subsequent month. We have a long running an well watched show called Survivor in the states that works this way, so that is what I am referencing. I think it was once a European show, but no idea if it had any legs over there like it does here. Anyway, the 17 entries we got at the start are the pool of survivors, and each has to be eliminated fairly. I was hoping that all entries would show diligence in submitting a list every month, but things happen and people get busy and fade away . . . yada yada. Still, to keep with the timeline we eliminate them in a systematic timeframe, otherwise this thing would probably be over in February if we cut out everyone who was late with a list every month. So yes, players like Joey (in this months case) are benefitting because the pool is getting smaller because of people not putting in the effort. I have yet another way to balance this conundrum if you will accept it for future months: Beginning on the 5th of the month, a point is scored for each day a list is not submitted. This penalty is in addition to the +3 pts penalty already in place. This allows someone who submits a team a week late to still beat someone who submits 2 weeks late (or not at all), and eliminates someone even if there are no deaths for the month. Any comments on this?
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    Five4Three2One Deadpool - 2018

    theoldlady and sirC have until the end of the year to produce the QO for ND Tiwari. And Cap'n Cho misses Ted Mack for 2 pts by a few days. I am almost falling asleep at my computer, so check your teams for accuracy (other than the random keystroke error). Good luck to all in round 11. Remember the last week of Dec is double points week!
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    Five4Three2One Deadpool - 2018

    NOV Teams 5 pts 4 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pt gcreptile (23) +4 daring doris long shirley anne hellyar marcus hyde balbir singh paul carrigan Captain Chorizo (19) tim conway dilip kumar johnny clegg rev. robert graetz carrie meck Sean (18) The Quim Reaper (17) jean louis trintignant glenn hoddle michael murphy jean marie le pen roberta mccain Joey Russ (17) bill freehan rev robert graetz jean marie le pen simon ricketts tim conway Sir Creep (15) dilip kumar georges loinger violetta chamarro glenn hoddle le duc anh Fixed Business (14) EXU (11) glenn hoddle kirk douglas jill gascoine leah bracknell bobby george Wormfarmer (10) l bracknell tim conway jean louis trintignant loretta lynn katie Hnida theoldlady (9) kirk douglas sean connery tim conway roberta mccain christopher walken Prophet (6) luis palau roberta mccain norman lloyd Jean Louis Trintignant leah bracknell Youwanticewiththat (5) BOU1 (4) violetta chamorro queen sofia of spain glenn hoddle Kane tanaka yoko ono Yorkshire Banker (3) camilla skovgaard jean louis trintignant eileen ash olivia dehavilland georges loinger Bentrovato jill gascoine emporer akihito kirk douglas gabriel wolf jan michael vincent Bibliogryphon diana athill raymond briggs earl cameron IM Pei R. A. Overton The Slavic Death Wouk This Way Given the lack of a QO for ND Tiwari, last month was the first non scoring month! Shirley Hellyar = first time I have ever seen wikipedia miss a scoring obit!
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    Five4Three2One Deadpool - 2018

    I was assuming the popularity of this name meant he was a shoe in for an obit. Maybe a household name in New Delhi?? Have I jumped the gun here? I tend to be lax on QO's, but if there is nothing remotely close then I will have to amend the leaderboard when I post the NOV teams, which I plan on doing soon. Anyone? Bueller?
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    Five4Three2One Deadpool - 2018

    Only two more chances to score and move up the leaderboard. Better make the lists good. For Nov: Leah Bracknell Tim Conway Jean Louis Trintignant Loretta Lynn Katie Hnida
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    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    Hopefully I can clear up some of the Q's from GUN above: We will just hold the teams as is for October, we will still be in Rd 2. No need to submit new teams "just in case". If someone dies, even on the last day, then I will just update scores, eliminate the loser for the round and start accepting Nov (rd 3) teams immediately. However, note that to keep the competition on schedule, at the end of Nov the 2 teams with the highest scores will BOTH be eliminated. I am not sure I understand the final question, but maybe this will address it: When new teams are needed, whether it is Nov or Dec, you cannot use any names from your prior active list, but you can go back two lists (in this case Sept lists) and use up to 5 of the names you had there. This requires some turnover, and prevents people from just reusing the same 10 names from month to month. Finally, our MIA teams can still submit, but if any death from the master list happens before they do, they will incur a penalty equal to the highest score by an active list, plus 3 points. So if IMPei died and the highest resulting score from that death was 6 points, the MIA teams would all score 9. This rule has been discussed and is a change from the version posted at the onset of this pool, but I think it is a fairer way to assess penalties on late submitters. It does not guarantee that a late submitter will go home at the end of the month, but it makes it likely. Unfortunately it appears it may come into play sooner rather than later. Everybody good?
  12. Wormfarmer

    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    Looks like I started out transcribing your list, then at the #9 spot, where you both had Carter, I jumped over and finished out with Joey Russ's list. All better now.
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    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    I am thinking of a new tiebreaking criteria, that would only currently harm one player by implementing it after the game was begun (Madhatter). And if madhatter doesn't get a team in soon, he may be eliminated anyway by the end of this month. The new criteria would be that the first tiebreaker will be cumulative points scored in previous months. Right now, madhatter is the only team with any points from round 1 and it is only 1 point. If anyone has a problem with this new rule, speak up before the end of the month, and preferably before any hits are recorded here in Oct. Check your Oct teams for accuracy (other than minor typos). Game on!
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    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    Oct/Nov - round 2 theoldlady wormfarmer skinny kiltrunner clorox bleachman joey russ paddyfool johnson johnson flair tanaka gilbert gilbert mugabe harper carter flair carter nolan day ricksen harper ricksen cardin rogers lynn ricketts cruickshank ricketts lima flair de cuellar gilbert philips james cruickshank reiner kumar kissinger pope ben vervoort harper frates jose lear QE2 pope ben kumar vervoort rogers anh orridge scales stevens dehavilland reiner prince p james escheverria orridge lynn wouk jose lima r mccain gascoine jose quim reaper bibliogryphon msc grim up north sir creep en passant pope ben dehavilland pope ben flair barker gilbert QE2 gilbert carter barker vervoort johnson prince p pei dole mugabe james carter harper greaves flair cardin harper pope ben ferlinghetti barker bracknell james littlefeather flair stiles scales wouk harper dehavilland harper james james frates kissinger kumar barker kissinger lloyd gilbert rogers flair cruickshank lynn channing dehavilland ricketts bracknell pei overton mercier phillips day cruickshank jose captain chorizo qtips unknown man madhatter (1) pope ben r mccain pending pending Eliminated barker pope ben now in penalty phase now in penalty phase Rd 1 - john key 4 johnson harper 6 + 3 = 9 6 + 3 = 9 dehavilland bracknell lima barker day frates harper stiles cruickshank downs pei mugabe r mccain james Devin Lima gives JRuss the most pts on an active list with 6. The two players who have not submitted (yes, I know they have probably dropped out at this point) both receive 6 pts plus 3 penalty points so they each have 9. If things stay this way through Nov, they will be the two teams eliminated and JRuss and Capn Cho will be the lucky beneficiaries. However, they will both have carryover pts which will be used against them in future tie situations (as will Skinny with 1 pt). see next post below:
  15. Wormfarmer

    Inverse Survivor Dead Pool I

    I do like your thinking. I may take it exactly as you suggest, or maybe do something like this: Upon any death, the penalty is the highest number of points scored by an active list, +2. Or something similar. And since there has been no incident to invoke it yet, as long as it does not happen to the two late comers this month, I may install it as a rule starting in round 3. I think the reason that I did not go that high originally is because if someone is just a day or two late and for a good reason (who knows, death in the family, illness, etc) a 10 point penalty would almost surely spell their deathknell. But I agree that is more logical than having someone else go home that submitted on time. Thanks! WF
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