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    17. Henry Kissinger

    Hear, hear that man!
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    Death List Convention

    Glasgow... Hmmm... Don't you still owe me a curry?
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    New Year Greetings

    A Happy New Year to one and all!
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    Don't know, but I believe he's just popped out for a few days so you're unlikely to hear anything immediately.
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    And what would be confusing and complicated about that?
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    The finishing date for 2012 is the 31st of December. The new game starts on the 1st of January and lasts until 31.12.2013. I think we decided in previous years to accept late entries as long as all the names on the list were alive at the time of submission. No more entries will be accepted after the first hit of the year. That seems to me to be nicely arbitrary and very much in the spirit of the game. Entries should be sent by PM to Rotten Ali.
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    Points are scored according to the following highly complex scoring system: Competitors are awarded points according to the order in which their candidates die. The starting positions are as follows: Candidate 1: 50 points Candidate 2: 45 points Candidate 3: 40 points Candidate 4: 35 points Candidate 5: 30 points Candidate 6: 25 points Candidate 7: 20 points Candidate 8: 15 points Candidate 9: 10 points Candidate 10: 5 points When the first candidate dies, points will be awarded as above, and the remaining potential scores will slide up or down one position. If candidate 1 dies first, the team gets 50 points and the points below all increase by 5, so candidate 2 will get 50 points if he or she is the next to go. If a celebrity departs further down the list before the ones above are gone, the scores above are reduced by 5, causing the highest remaining score on the list to disappear. Those below will increase by 5 as before. This will often cause two celebrities to have the same number of points next to their names, but the order in which they die will still influence subsequent scores. The Bonus System: Candidate not picked by any other competitor +2 Candidate under 18 years old -2 25th or less in line to the throne of Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden or Denmark +2 Been on Celebrity Squares (or Hollywood Squares)+3 Death of candidate in spite of extremely high improbability or unlikeliness of same. +5 US Baseball or Basketball player -3 Former or present UK Prime Minister +3 Drummer +2 Incumbent or recent US president +3 Guilty (in Notapotato's opinion) of crimes against humanity +3 Both of the above +6 Has played in a pantomime+2 Has performed Morris dancing +3 Found dead in a Swimming Pool +3 Died in a farming or gardening accident +2 Death worthy of a Darwin Award +2 Murder, Suicide, Lightning +2 Dies on Notapotato's birthday (16th of May) +2 Death by Fire +2 Death by Water +2 Death by Bongo +6 The bonus is calculated according to the following simple formula: bonus x (score gained from death divided by 5) Multiple bonuses multiply so a bonus of 3 and a bonus of 2 give together a bonus of 6. This makes negative bonuses extremely unattractive. This is also the reason why some bonuses have been increased this year, because 2*2 is the same as 2+2. So a bonus of 2 on a score of 40 gives you 2*(40/5)=16 Additionally there will be a bonus of 50 points for coming in in 13th place in the Hartlepool Deadlypool. Unless there are only 13 or fewer entries. then there won't be. Nothing could be simpler. Oh yes, and there's an extra bonus of unspecified size payable on the first hit of the team which has the most interesting and unusual selection of celebrities.
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    These are the newest Rules I could find. Scoring System to follow in due course: The Rules According to Notapotato The object of the game is to predict the deaths of celebrities and in particular the order in which they will die in the year 2013 Each competitor submits a list of ten celebrities in the order in which he believes they will die in 2013. No. 1 being the first to die up to No. 10 who has to hang on until all the others are gone. The more deaths correctly predicted in the most accurate order will win the most points and thus the competition. Here are the Detailed Rules: 1. Dead means dead. No longer living: A bit like William Holden who having just been fished out of Gloria Swanson's swimming pool, died drunk and impoverished a mere 31 years later. Eligible for a death certificate. (A Munchkin is optional but may get a bonus) 2. For the purpose of the game a "celebrity" is someone well-enough known to get their death mentioned in the UK national press or on the BBC news website. Or anywhere else Notapotato's heavily-prejudiced mind considers a reliable, respectable source of international news. In the event of disagreement as to the celebrity of any individual or the validity of an obituary, Notapotato's word is final. 3. Only human beings may be submitted as candidates. Animals may take part in the deathpool, but may be ridiculed for doing so, and may not get any points. Unless they are cats with a long history of doing deathpools. Team names which sound like an animal such as "Donkey from Hell" or "Dead as a Parrot" are allowed, I suppose, but may be ridiculed. 3a. Strictly only one team per participant. The submission of teams in the name of domestic animals in an attempt to circumvent this rule is doomed to failure. And ridicule. 4. If a participant dies during the competition, unlike in some deadpools he doesn't win the competition automatically. He may, however get awarded a few extra points by way of consolation. And next year a bonus will be named after you, perhaps. If you do die during the course of 2013, do drop us a line and let us know where you went wrong so others can avoid making the same mistake. 4a. For legal reasons we are unable to actively encourage participants to murder or otherwise accelerate the deaths of their chosen celebrities. There is however no penalty in the Hartlepool Deadlypool for doing so. Your Procurator Fiscal or local alternative may see this differently though, so we reccommend asking beforehand. 5. Anyone selecting tender-aged sufferers of terminal diseases or anyone under sentence of death or highly likely to be sentenced to death at the start of the year will be summarily ridiculed and very likely penalised in an arbitrary and unpleasant way should their candidates actually die or be killed. 5a. And you won't be getting the extra bonus points for original and unusual picks if you don't come up with something a bit more original or unusual.
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    I'm up for taking part again this year if RA continues to tot up the scores. He's so much better at it than I am anyway. The website with the rules no longer exists so I'll try and find them and post them here in a bit just in case anyone has forgotten how the HDP works.
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    And 4th in the DDP. I doff my cap, Windy. This is the first time I've ever looked at this thread. A bit like NAP, then. What was that?
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    Alain Robert AKA Spider-Man

    I suggested him for DL back in 2007. May even have had him on DDP or HDP. Can't actually remember. But according to this BBC report it's incredibly dangerous to try that sort of thing and people who do tend to die.
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    Margaret Thatcher

    That's nice! DeathList has one of those too.
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    Here's a sort of a list. One might want to look for humanists too.
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    Fascinating Creatures - Squids

    Have we seen this before? It's brilliant. Firefly squid.
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    Fort William Football Club

    Are they following you on Twitter? Yes. So I'm always very careful what I say about them.
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    Death List Convention

    I'm afraid I probably sha'n't be coming after all. Financial restraints, an offer of work and the sad knowledge that Six probably won't be there after all are forcing me to reconsider.
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    Fort William Football Club

    Whoever writes those tweets for the Fort is a model of restraint.
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    If you have too many early hits low down on your list then you can be reasonably sure that you are scuppered before the year is far gone.
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    Pope Benedict XVI

    A well known German satirical magazine is in trouble for satirising His Holiness. Halleluia! The leak has been found! He's fairly pissed off, I'm told.
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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

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    The Hartlepool Deadlypool

    As I recall, the rules state there is a bonus for being guilty of Crimes Against Humanity In Notapotato's Opinion. I don't recall being asked.
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    Fort William Football Club

    Currently watching the Fort on Twitter getting thrashed by Formartine. 4:0 with about 10 minutes to go.
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    Fort William Football Club

    That could be considered a win by the Fort's current standards.
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    Sexy Politicans

    That nice lady who stood for Mayor of London is quite attractive, as is Priti Patel. Terrible, terrible woman though. Patel I mean. Out of the same mould as Thatcher, if that's at all possible.
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    Death List Convention

    I expect I'll be attending if no lucrative work gets in the way. I can get there and back on the train for 58 EUR if I book well enough in advance.

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