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    Default OOTS death pool (thread #4)

    So martianmister PMed me saying his computer had crashed and asking me to take over the death pool thread again. Sorry for any mess in transferring stuff over. As always, if I've misrecorded your bet, or failed to record it, please let me know.ca

    (For those encountering this thread for the first time, by the way, the thread was originally started shortly after Tsukiko's death. So no it is not very old.)

    Here then, once again, are the rules, as copied over from the original thread, with some clarifying additions of my own:

    Quote Originally Posted by RSLee, with additions by Sniffnoy in bold
    For those who are unaware of the term or just have a certain red and black mercenary on the mind, a Dead Pool is a game where you take bets on who will be the next to die. There won't be any actual money up for grabs, of course, so the only real prize is bragging rights.

    Whenever a character is killed off, we will begin a new round of betting. Anybody who had bet on that character's death will be awarded a point. Then everybody (even the people who didn't guess right), will be asked to make a new bet for the next round.

    I'd like to set a few ground rules, though.

    1. a) The character who dies generally has to have at least ten appearances in their name. For example, if the Order of the Stick were to suddenly come across a Cave Troll, you would not be allowed to bet on the Troll. The characters you bet on have to have some significance.

    b) If the character happens to be very significant to the story and has had enough dialogue, I am willing to make certain exceptions. I will make it clear which characters qualify.

    2. You can only bet on one character at a time.

    3. You can not change your bet unless a character has been killed off. For example, if you'd nominated Belkar and a dragon were to swoop in and attack Nale, you wouldn't be allowed to suddenly change your vote to Nale.

    3a. If you don't explicitly change your bet, you're assumed to have re-bet on the same person until you state otherwise. Explicitly stating that you're re-betting on the same person has no effect (i.e. you can still change your bet after doing this).

    3b. A death only counts for these purposes if either someone has bet on the character or the character has at least 11 appearances. (Changed from 10 as of May 11 2018.)

    4. You are allowed to bet on the same person more than once. For example, let's say that you had bet on O'Chul. If Lien were to be killed off, you would still be allowed to keep betting on O'Chul's death for as many rounds as you wish.

    5. Characters who die in flashbacks do not count. For example, if the comic were to flashback to ten years ago and we saw Girard Draketooth dying of old age, then it would not count as a death. They have to die during the actual events of the comic.

    6. Characters who are resurrected still count as having died. If Jirix were to be killed and then immediately resurrected by Redcloak, then it wouldn't change anything. The people who bet on his death would still get the points.

    6a. Transitioning directly from life to undeath also counts as a death. Thus, if a character is found to have become undead, this counts as a death, regardless of whether or not he died before becoming undead.

    7. Multiple people are allowed to vote for the same character.

    8.a. If a character is put in a dangerous situation and then later discovered to have died off-panel, anybody who most recently bet on that character will be awarded a point upon discovery of the corpse (or undead body). For example, imagine if Belkar were to get lost in the forest. If the Order of the Stick were to stumble upon his corpse several strips later and learned that he had starved to death, then anybody who bet on Belkar would receive a point as soon as his death is confirmed.

    b. However, if this death conflicts with rule 5 and a character from flashbacks is discovered to have retroactively died, then no points will be awarded. For example, if somebody were to bet on Girard Draketooth, and the Order of the Stick stumbled upon his skeleton, then nobody would get a point.

    9. If two characters are killed in the same strip, then points will be rewarded to anybody who bet on either character. For example, if Blackwing were to be eaten by a dog at the beginning of a strip and then V were to be killed by the same dog during the last panel of the same strip, then anybody who voted for either V or Blackwing would receive a point.

    10. If characters who can't be killed by conventional means are temporarily destroyed, it will count as a death. For example, if Xykon were to be destroyed, then anybody who bet on him will still get points, even if his phylactery survives and he regenerates a few strips later.

    11. You are not allowed to bet on a group. You have to choose a specific individual. For example, you would not be able to say "I bet that somebody from the Linear Guild will die". You have to specify which member it will be.

    12. Characters who die in supplementary material do not qualify for the Death Pool. They have to die within the actual comic. For example, if "Haleo and Julelan" were to feature the non-canon deaths of Haley and Elan, then it would be ineligible for the pool.

    13. If a death is later revealed to have been an illusion, and no non-illusory deaths have since occurred, the state of the thread will be rolled back, with the following exception: Anyone who bet for the first time since then will not have their bet rolled back, but will be allowed to change it.

    Specific Rulings

    -The Demon Roaches do not count on the Death Pool. None of them have any individuality or names.
    -The flumphs are also disqualified for a similar reason.
    New Rulings:
    -If Xykon (or another lich) has his phylactery destroyed while his body is destroyed, this does count as a second death, so long as it occurs in a separate strip; otherwise it does not. More generally, if a character dies twice (according to any of the things that would count here as a death) in one strip, it counts as only one death.
    -The character has to actually die. Dying in an illusion doesn't count.
    -A vampire being reduced to 0 HP and forced to turn to mist and return to its coffin doesn't count as a death. (This ruling will be changed if something happens that shows it clearly should be counted as a death, like the vampire being shown with X-eyes.)
    -Being unmade by the Snarl counts as a death.
    -If two characters are revealed to be the same person, their bets are combined.
    -Bets on Durkon and bets on the High Priest of Hel are considered to be the same.
    -The death of the Vampire Dwarf with Blue Beard and Balding Head in #1119 counts, though I've changed the rules slightly to make this less likely in the future.
    Let me also add: If you are making a post with a bet in it, please be clear about it. That is to say, either include it in the first line (best if the post is just 1 line or so); or else go and bold your bet so it stands out. I will read it and add it even if you don't do this, but it makes it easier for me if you do.

    Most recent death (that counts for the purpose of changing bets): Nameless Vampire (implied in #1175 on 2019-08-14)

    Now, then:

    The current point totals:
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    4 points:
    Sniffnoy (Nale, Crystal, Vampire Dwarf, "Durkon")
    ti'esar (Malack, Zz'dtri, Ponchula, "Gontor")

    3 points:
    Pory (Yukyuk, Malack, Nale)

    2 points:
    PhantomDennis (Yukyuk, Durkon)
    Seharvepernfan (Yukyuk, Malack)
    Squark (Yukyuk, Zz'dtri)
    VanaGalen (Durkon, Malack)
    Heksefatter (Durkon, Nale)
    theinsulabot (Durkon, Nale)
    onionbreath (Durkon, Nale)
    Sunken Valley (Malack, Zz'dtri)
    FujinAkari (Malack, Zz'dtri)
    sam79 (Malack, Zz'dtri)
    Alabenson (Nale, Nameless Vampire)
    ZidIles (Bozzok, "Durkon")
    FlawedParadigm (Ponchula, "Gontor")
    DeliaP ("Durkon", "Gontor")
    Kish ("Durkon", "Gontor")
    Askthepizzaguy ("Durkon", Nameless Vampire)
    Elenna ("Durkon", Nameless Vampire)

    1 point:
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    Ravian (Yukyuk)
    ella ventic (Yukyuk)
    ThePhantasm (Yukyuk)
    Giddon (Yukyuk)
    Johanz (Yukyuk)
    Cleverdan22 (Yukyuk)
    Dr. Gamera (Yukyuk)
    Endon the White (Yukyuk)
    Petey7 (Yukyuk)
    olthar (Yukyuk)
    Orsen (Yukyuk)
    Bad Hair Day (Durkon)
    Jan Mattys (Durkon)
    Knight.Anon (Durkon)
    The Squirrel (Durkon)
    MarchiMcFly (Durkon)
    trufflehound (Durkon)
    Winter (Durkon)
    rgrekejin (Durkon)
    The Pilgrim (Durkon)
    Cisturn (Malack)
    Dark Matter (Malack)
    Keeper of Starlight (Malack)
    Loreni333 (Malack)
    Ulysses WkAmil (Malack)
    Wizard (Malack)
    Saithis Bladewing (Malack)
    The_Tentacle (Malack)
    Liliet (Malack)
    padraig (Malack)
    chessdudeguy (Malack)
    Gift Jeraff (Malack)
    Bulldog Psion (Malack)
    gorocz (Malack)
    Rui (Malack)
    John_Richards (Malack)
    Xenrei (Malack)
    Warren Dew (Malack)
    Flame of Anor (Malack)
    Onyavar (Malack)
    Peregrine Crow (Malack)
    WastedTalent (Malack)
    Zerobot (Malack)
    Yumori123 (Malack)
    GreatEscape_13 (Zz'dtri)
    Emulgator (Zz'dtri)
    EnragedFilia (Zz'dtri)
    Gurgeh (Zz'dtri)
    Vulkos (Zz'dtri)
    Obnoxious Hydra (Zz'dtri)
    Emperor Flumph (Zz'dtri)
    curtis (Zz'dtri)
    CountD (Zz'dtri)
    Nyes the Dark (Zz'dtri)
    ThomasMink (Zz'dtri)
    Cuthalion (Zz'dtri)
    Reltzik (Zz'dtri)
    Kornaki (Zz'dtri)
    r2excelsior (Zz'dtri)
    Rakoa (Zz'dtri)
    durron597 (Zz'dtri)
    BroomGuys (Zz'dtri)
    Sabeki (Zz'dtri)
    Ellye (Nale)
    AlfredAmeoba (Nale)
    squidbreath (Nale)
    bengator (Nale)
    Dragongirl (Nale)
    sparky9042 (Nale)
    Byzantine2 (Nale)
    Stormlock (Nale)
    Silverionmox (Nale)
    Rob Roy (Nale)
    AshesOfOld (Nale)
    Avangor (Nale)
    RedneckTex95 (Nale)
    2323mike (Nale)
    WindStruck (Nale)
    CircleOfTheRock (Ponchula)
    Kyndraer ("Durkon")
    braveheart ("Durkon")
    Oudyn ("Durkon")
    Disc Lorde ("Durkon")
    Bob_McSurly ("Durkon")
    Jaxzan Proditor ("Gontor")
    jwhouk ("Gontor")
    Harrisonvinny ("Gontor")
    Caerulea ("Gontor")
    heretic (Nameless Vampire)

    1/2 point: GnomeGninjas (Demon Roaches)


    The current bets:

    Kilkil:
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    RSLee
    Squeejee
    Cizak
    The Glyphstone
    EmperorSarda
    Zigg'rrauglurr
    Ferreroni
    Anne Calie
    Mr. Pants
    ThePhantasm
    Verithrax
    Johanz
    Toy Killer
    Sajach
    Ninja Dragon
    Vovix
    137ben
    Olinser
    Sorator
    white lancer
    The Squirrel
    Xhosant
    Darkefang
    Demolator
    Peregrine Crow
    Oko and Qailee


    Ian Starshine:
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    Adoendithas
    Coopenhagen21
    nohamotyo


    Jirix:
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    Mr. Pink
    SheepInDisguise
    bluewurm
    ORione
    EternalRuin
    DemonRoach
    twinkletoes


    Geoff:
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    zimmerwald1915
    Alaba Blackveil
    Bulldog Psion
    ArnoudX
    Zjoot


    Belkar Bitterleaf:
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    sparkyinbozo
    Anarion
    Vemynal
    weso12
    martianmister
    toughluck
    Dr. Gamera
    Petey7
    Silver2195
    Dracarot
    Dark Elf Bard
    Hydra Druid
    Icedaemon
    Peelee
    Turgon9357
    MeanMrsMustard
    Felixc-91
    SowZ
    isoriveil
    TheTeaMustFlow
    GnomeGninjas
    Drynwyn
    HedgehogRanger
    Torrasque
    Redgoblin
    lio45
    Winter
    Morph Bark
    DrBurr
    Syklone
    Minitroll
    Prowl
    MarchiMcFly
    mhsmith
    DoctorStandard
    WastedTalent
    Kornaki
    sparky9042
    blueblade
    Heksefatter
    Bedinsis
    Ben Kenobi
    Infinite
    Sir_Leorik
    declinator
    dmaxno
    Ulthwithian
    ajp1011
    Pory
    gadren
    necrochicken
    Celticbear
    Insertmeme
    Ezeze
    Dellis
    b_jonas


    Xykon:
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    Agnostik
    Poppy Appletree
    Xihirli


    Mr. Scruffy:
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    IrnBruAddict
    LudiDrizzt
    Iferus
    The Grimmace
    Emperordaniel
    lycunadari
    ReturnOfTheKing
    Rinazina
    Papaya101


    General Tarquin:
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    G-Man Graves
    Miklus
    Forbiddenwar
    smasher0404
    873
    Dracon1us
    androkguz
    Rui
    PhantomDennis
    rgrekejin
    hopeful1212
    Dungeon_Crawler
    The Pilgrim
    davidbofinger
    ChaosOS
    oppyu
    Rob Roy
    Warren Dew
    Sunken Valley
    Firemage
    Cuthalion
    Silverionmox
    Sabeki
    Tanar Aerdoth
    DarrenLocke
    TRH
    Dark Matter
    trian
    Klanos
    David Argall
    Zar Peter
    Hurkle
    SmaugTheYounger


    Thog:
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    Sith_Happens
    Oscredwin
    The Zoat
    EnragedFilia


    Elan:
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    Uchiha Richard
    TKoTD
    dadada
    Son of A Lich!


    Enor:
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    Hazzardevil


    Miko Miyazaki:
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    blackjack217


    Haley Starshine:
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    The Second
    gorocz
    PandoricaJem
    prism6691


    Sabine:
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    Lord Ruby34
    onionbreath
    WindStruck


    Niu:
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    t209


    Qarr:
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    Lintecarka
    Ravian
    darlingt
    sr123
    Arkhosia


    Vaarsuvius:
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    Sonata Arctica
    Gorm_the_DBA
    McDougal
    Christ0ph3r4
    Magentamist
    Sniccups


    Celia:
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    Zmeoaice


    Empress of Blood:
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    Savil
    2323mike


    Amun-Zora:
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    rewinn


    O-Chul:
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    CRtwenty
    rs2excelsior
    Ornithologist
    Moo, I'm Human
    Black Socks


    Laurin Shattersmith:
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    Mollez
    dps


    Nale:
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    ravenmeister


    Spiky the Barbed Devil:
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    Rakoa
    sam79


    Miron Shewdanker:
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    zql
    Thrillhouse
    ikosaeder
    ImperatorV


    Roy Greenhilt:
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    Psionic Dog


    Julio Scoundrél:
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    Procyonpi
    Aran nu tasar


    Hieronymus Grubwiggler:
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    ella ventic


    Bandana:
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    ramakidin
    Markozeta
    Generic-Guy


    Wrecan:
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    Rorrik


    Lien:
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    anjxed
    Gift Jeraff


    Felix:
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    Mister Tom
    Fin
    DeliaP


    Hilgya Firehelm:
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    username1


    Vampire dwarf with blue curly hair:
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    FlawedParadigm


    Sigdi Thundershield:
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    GM_3826


    Once again, if I've misrecorded your bet, or failed to record it, please let me know.

    And, because I want to, some betting stats:
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    Number of bets and number of appearances. Note: Number of appearances will not be updated with every comic, so those numbers are not necessarily up to date (they're currently as of #1167). Look at the number of appearances thread if you want up-to-date numbers.
    Code:
    bets	app	char
    57	502	Belkar Bitterleaf
    33	 93	General Tarquin
    28	 28	Kilkil
     8	189	Mr. Scruffy
     7	 22	Jirix
     6	446	Vaarsuvius
     5	 16	Geoff
     5	 48	Qarr
     5	 49	O-Chul
     4	 13	Miron Shewdanker
     4	 68	Thog
     4	558	Haley Starshine
     4	565	Elan
     3	 20	Felix
     3	 28	Ian Starshine
     3	 57	Bandana
     3	 80	Sabine
     3	103	Xykon
     2	 12	Spiky the Barbed Devil
     2	 16	Julio Scoundrél
     2	 20	Empress of Blood
     2	 21	Laurin Shattersmith
     2	 45	Lien
     1	  7	Hieronymus Grubwiggler
     1	  9	Amun-Zora
     1	 15	Wrecan
     1	 17	Vampire Dwarf with Blue Curly Hair
     1	 19	Niu
     1	 23	Sigdi Thundershield
     1	 25	Enor
     1	 45	Hilgya Firehelm
     1	 69	Miko Miyazaki
     1	 75	Celia
     1	117	Nale
     1	631	Roy Greenhilt


    Links to old threads:
    Thread #3
    Thread #2
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    Default Re: OOTS death pool (thread #4)

    A note: ti'esar's bet was not changed, because as old as it was, it was still after Yukyuk's death.

    And yeah, Belkar doesn't count as dead/undead yet.
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    Default Re: OOTS death pool (thread #4)

    Is the rule "Must have appeared in at least 10 strips" still active? I'll have to look to make sure, but I think some of the characters that are currently being bet upon don't qualify, but then I think Yukyuk didn't either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seharvepernfan View Post
    Is the rule "Must have appeared in at least 10 strips" still active? I'll have to look to make sure, but I think some of the characters that are currently being bet upon don't qualify, but then I think Yukyuk didn't either...
    Amun-Zora's the only one bet on who hasn't appeared in 10 strips. Though you're right, Yukyuk hadn't at the time either.

    Note the use of the word "generally" in rule 1 -- 10 strips isn't a firm rule; rather it's more of a means of enforcing the rule that "the characters you bet on must have some significance". Certainly appearing in 10 strips is sufficient, but it isn't necessary. Both RSLee and I have allowed bets on characters without 10 appearances when we considered the character to have some significance.
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    Default Re: OOTS death pool (thread #4)

    ... although I could -totally- cheat and say Belkar (since he hasn't technically died yet) I am going to guess Malack since I think he will die shortly after Belkar and I kinda feel like putting down a bet for Belkar -now- would violate the spirit of the game.

    I would almost suggest a rule specifying that votes cast during a combat sequence won't be counted if the character in question dies during -that- combat sequence, though I'm unsure how easily that could be monitored.
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    Default Re: OOTS death pool (thread #4)

    I wish we could somehow limit the votes to only being voted immediately after the last death. For instance, only the votes that were stated in the week following Yukyuks' death. I'm aware that the thread would die in that case, though. I mean, I voted on Malack about a year ago...
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    Default Re: OOTS death pool (thread #4)

    Quote Originally Posted by Seharvepernfan View Post
    I wish we could somehow limit the votes to only being voted immediately after the last death. For instance, only the votes that were stated in the week following Yukyuks' death. I'm aware that the thread would die in that case, though. I mean, I voted on Malack about a year ago...
    Maybe bets could be not counted if they were made, say, two strips or less before the character dies? With exceptions, of course, for deaths that occur less than two strips apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flame of Anor View Post
    Maybe bets could be not counted if they were made, say, two strips or less before the character dies? With exceptions, of course, for deaths that occur less than two strips apart.
    I'd like that, at least. However, it still requires someone to keep track of when each strip is posted.
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    Default Re: OOTS death pool (thread #4)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffnoy View Post
    Amun-Zora's the only one bet on who hasn't appeared in 10 strips. Though you're right, Yukyuk hadn't at the time either.

    Note the use of the word "generally" in rule 1 -- 10 strips isn't a firm rule; rather it's more of a means of enforcing the rule that "the characters you bet on must have some significance". Certainly appearing in 10 strips is sufficient, but it isn't necessary. Both RSLee and I have allowed bets on characters without 10 appearances when we considered the character to have some significance.
    Yep, that about covers it. :nods sagely:
    Just to be needlessly precise, though, yes, bets on Yukyuk were allowed before he had accumulated 10 appearances and RSLee explicitly said that they would have counted had that still been the case when he died. ...But the point was moot in any case since at his actual death his strip count was up to 14. </pedantry>

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    Default Re: OOTS death pool (thread #4)

    Heh, I couldn't remember who I bet for long ago. As it turned out, it was Belkar Bitterleaf.
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    So the song runs on, with shift and change,
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    There should definitely be a ~two-comic buffer before any bet gains validity... otherwise, the best strategy by far is to not bet until someone's in deep, and then bet on that character. The "death process" of a character is, statistically, pretty likely to begin at least one strip ahead, if not even more.

    Sure, a character can go from totally un-threatened to dead in a single strip, but that's not the norm.

    Therefore, I'm betting on Belkar.
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    Just to be slightly different, I'm going for Malack. He's not keeping Belkar under wraps for long!
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    Looking back, I think I already lost, because I believe I bet on Belkar before Yukyuk was killed by the acid spheres.

    Well, I'm not going to bet again until after Belkar is dead. It wouldn't be sporting, IMO, since it's so obvious that he's going down at the moment.
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    Put me down for KilKil

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    Quote Originally Posted by FujinAkari View Post
    ... although I could -totally- cheat and say Belkar (since he hasn't technically died yet) I am going to guess Malack since I think he will die shortly after Belkar and I kinda feel like putting down a bet for Belkar -now- would violate the spirit of the game.
    Perhaps you will be rewarded for your honourable approach to this game! I'm feeling a little more comfortable with my punt on Malack since 871 went up.

    And this is probably why we don't need to police any sort of rules regarding placing 'late' bets, or bets during combats etc; the Giant seems to have some sort of feat that allows him to Flat-foot all of us from time to time!
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    So close!

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    Looking back, I think I already lost, because I believe I bet on Belkar before Yukyuk was killed by the acid spheres.
    I'm pretty sure that a previous bet is kept until you change it. So if Belkar does croak next, everyone who has bet on him and has not changed their vote since will get the point, regardless of how recently or how long ago the bet was placed.

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    Damn it Durkon. I was quite excited for my imminent point.
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    Told you Belkar won't die.

    Now if only I'd bet Malack except Z. I was thinking V would find Malack, who would escape because by dramatic law, Malack should die by Durkon's hand. But now that Durkon's here...

    Go Malack! Dominate them!

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    I'm just glad we seem to have cornered someone into dying. My bet on Sabine before she was banished turned out to be extra rash. We won't be seeing her for a long time.

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    My bet: Malack

    (And yeah, I registered specifically to say this. It`s like magic: the more you bet on it, the more likely it will happen. Isn`t that right? )
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    Looks like I was wrong twice in a row. Maybe three times or more. And I'm cool with that.
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    I hope FujinAkari, The_Tentacle, and Liliet win, I do.
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    I hope FujinAkari, The_Tentacle, and Liliet win, I do.
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    Does being vampirified count as death? If so, without serious intervention, Durkon may be the next one to go.

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    I just noticed the thread and I love the idea My bet is on Durkon

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    According to Rule 6A, yes.
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    #877 is up. I again bet on Belkar.

    Not sure when I'll post again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanaGalen View Post
    I just noticed the thread and I love the idea My bet is on Durkon
    heh. Twenty minutes earlier and you'd have one shiny point.
    EDIT: Now that we've had a death, I'd like to change my vote to Zz'dtri.
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