What is a deathpool?
You pick 10 celebrities that you think will die before the end of the year. Points are given based on a number of different things, such as the age of the celebrity when they died and the manner in which they died. You are essentially betting on loss of human life.
You should research before you make your picks. Try to find someone who looks like they could die, rather than someone you wish would die. For example, betting on an 80 year old with pancreatic cancer is probably a far safer pick than betting on a healthy 50 year old, though you would get more points for the 50 year old (see below).
What are the rules?
Points are given as follows: 1 point = every year under 100 the pick is when they die. For example, Fidel Castro is 90 this year, so you will receive 10 points if you pick him and he dies.
You are only allowed ONE PICK that is involved in open conflict, such as an ISIS leader. There will be a -50% points deduction for these picks.
You can not murder, or be involved in the murder of any of your picks. This will result in disqualification.
Choosing picks that are on death row is disallowed.
The game will end at midnight on New Year's Eve. The winner will be the person with the most points when the clock strikes 12.
How do I start playing?
Submit your username and 10 picks here. Message a mod to confirm that you did send a form, this way we can ensure that people aren't submitting forms as other users. After you have submitted a form, your name will be entered on the leaderboard with your score. The leaderboard will be updated when a celebrity dies. In the event that one of your picks dies, please alert a mod so they can update your score, as we might miss the deaths of some picks.
The Amy Winehouse - Your pick dies from an overdose. Toxicology report must be made public before midnight on New Year's Eve for points to be added.
The Kurt Cobain - Pick commits suicide.
The Whitney Houston - Your black pick dies in February (Black History Month).
First Blood - You are the first person to get a dead pick. This is only applicable if nobody else had the same pick.
The John Lennon - Your pick is murdered. Again, murdering or having anything to do with the murder of your pick will result in immediate disqualification.
The Machine Gun Kelly - Your pick dies on their birthday.
- Last Call - Your pick dies on December 31st.