So, last year... I fucked up. We went a year without a game. The year before I didn't even score the game. I was lax. And in my shame, I took a 1-year hiatus from posting. But I'm back now, bitches. And the game resumes! It's time again for Celebrity Death List (2019 Edition)! Anyone can sign up and play! The rules are simple! And after submitting your itemized list, you literally don't have to do shit for the rest of the game. Just 12 months of mildly entertaining posting and ribbing. If speculating about the grisly demise of others isn't your bag, then you can go fuck off. No one gives a shit about your feigned indignation. Some people are trying to amuse themselves. Rules Pick 10 celebrities you think might bite it during the 2019 calendar year. Write them on a list using the approved formatting. Submit that list to this thread before the start of 2019. Pop into the thread every now and then to comment on the latest celebrity deaths and pay your respects; I'll handle the rest. Let's take a look at some of the details. First, formatting. Your itemized list should look like this: #. Celebrity Name; Description of Who They Are (birth year) Or, you know, something roughly similar to that. The idea is that I know who you're talking about so I can put them on my great list of names I have to routinely check throughout the year. Some of the more obscure celebrities slip through the cracks and I might go weeks without realizing that they're fucking dead. Here is a sample list (from the 2016 game): Spoiler: Winning 2016 List 1. Martin Crowe (1962): Cricket 2. Howard Marks (1945): Druggie 3. Sinead O'Connor (1966): Bald 4. Rob Ford (1969): Drunk 5. Muhammad Ali (1942): Boxer 6. Joost van der Westhuizen (1971): Rugby 7. Stephen Hawking (1942): Cripple 8. Clive James (1939): Unreliable 9. Valerie Harper (1939): Rhoda 10. Elizabeth Dawn (1939): Duckworth Scoring To score points, you take the celebrities age at death, and subtract it from 100. That's how many points you score. Winning lists typically score over 100 points (and rarely over 200). So if your celebrity is 65 when they die, you score 35 points. Easy, huh? There is a strategy to it. You can try to rack up lots of celebrity deaths by picking old and sickly celebs, but you might have several celebrities die and feel good only for Michael fucking Jackson to die and you're so far behind you commit ritualistic seppuku. It is generally a good idea to mix old fuckers with younger, sickly or drug-addled celebs. For such a legendary figure, he was worth only 5 points. Every list must be unique. No copying other people's lists. Also, won't do you much good. When it comes to tie-breakers the first list posted wins (looking at last edited date on the post). No more than 4 shared names on a list, i.e. only 40% of your list can be the same as any other list. You can have a list that includes celebs others use, even all 10 celebs being in common with other lists. But it can't too closely resemble a single other list. Also, if you're going to take this seriously, I'm going to need a complete list of 10 names. If you give me less than 10, I am going to ignore your entry. It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure I see your entry. Rules Clarifications: 1. Despite the premise of the game, and my whole-hearted support of competition, the law is still the law, and murder is still wrong. I am not advocating open season on celebrities. Obviously, if you murder a celebrity, and I find out, I will disqualify you. 2. It goes without saying, using hitmen, assassins, or contract killers will also disqualify you. I do not want to see or hear about this behavior. 3. No editing the post with your list in it after the game begins. I will have no means of determining if you're cheating or not. 4. I determine the validity of a celebrity based on whether they have a Wikipedia page dedicated to them. A valid celebrity will have their own page, not a shared page. On that same note, no editing a Wikipedia page to suit your means. If you attempt to falsely edit a DOB or DOD, and I find out, instant disqualification. 5. Only celebrities that are DEAD count. No see-the-light experiences, or near-death experiences. If that celebrity continues to live, then they are not dead. If a celebrity is turned into a member of the undead, the date of turning will be considered the date of death. Zombie and vampire celebrities are considered dead already. If a celebrity enters 2019 as a zombie or vampire, they are already dead, and if their body is destroyed during 2019, you will still earn 0 points. 6. Only real people count as celebrities. People are humans. No famous dogs, gorillas, or other animals. No alter egos. No personas. No fictional entities. No cartoon characters. 54 points? No, 0 points. 7. Only deaths reported within 2019 count toward the final score. If a celeb dies in the waning days of 2019, and they don't report the death until 2020, your ass got robbed. Sorry, brah, but shit happens. Likewise, if you make a list early and the celeb dies during 2018, you best edit your list before the game starts or you will face disqualification on grounds of having an incomplete list. 8. No underaged celebrities. This means all celebrities utilized as part of a list must be at least 18 years of age before the start of 2019. Off-limits for now. ...for now. 9. Celebrities on death row, that have a slated execution date, are too easy. Fish in the barrel. It's basically cheating. So no celebrities that have a known death date in advance. Celebrities that are kill-on-sight are fair game, though. Terrorists are favorite death list entries. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I am happy to clear up any misconceptions in the rules. If you have any suggestions, you are free to state them. I probably won't listen, but I can't stop you from giving unwarranted advice. If you have any objections, fuck off.