The season seven debut of Game of Thrones is practically upon us. Before all the famous killing starts this Sunday, why not make watching the show more intriguing?
Scott Meslow at GQ recommends something somewhat straightforward approach: a death pool. The argument is basic: you and your companions make forecasts as to which characters roles will die this season. It’s a great deal like an office football pool, but there’s significantly more blood.
Here’s the way it works. Get everybody who desires to play, at that point choose the prize. You can set it up so everybody tosses in some money (the victor goes with the prize money), or accomplish something like the loser purchases everybody supper. The prize can even simply be gloating rights. My suggestion is you make whoever’s in the last place learn High Valyrian, it depends on your call.
When you have the majority of your players, everybody picks a set of a number of characters (5 to 10 and not more). You can alternate picking characters, draft-style, or let everybody pick whoever they desire. Monitor the deaths as the season goes on. The death pool rules propose you play to a set number of deaths. So for instance, in case you’re playing with five characters, say, the primary individual to win three deaths is the champ. Meslow likes to take advantage of a weighted framework with his pool.
You pick five characters from the entire cast, and rank them from most to least likely to die by the end of the season—Jaime Lannister, Olenna Tyrell, that snotty little kid at the Vale—with points awarded as soon as a character gets killed off. If you put Jaime at the top of your list and he gets eaten by a dragon, you get five points. If you put him at the bottom of your list, you get one. And if you don’t list him at all, you’d better hope none of your rivals did, either.
Meslow is likewise running an “life pool” this season since it’s certain there’s going to be a bloodbath. I wouldn’t be shocked if the vast majority of the characters we know and detest don’t make it to the end. The best part is that your bookworm companions can’t cheat since the show has entered the unwritten region. Who knows what will happen?