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How Death Bingo Works

Many of these rules will be familiar to those of you who've played [community profile] kink_bingo or [community profile] cliche_bingo, but they are not exactly the same, so please read through them. If you have questions, ask!



The Cards:
1. On Sept. 1st a sign up post will go up. To get your first card, all you have to do is comment and ask for one. You cannot comment anonymously, but OpenID is fine.

2. To get another card, you must have written a BINGO on your first card, and claimed that BINGO on the comm.

3. You must write one BINGO on a card before writing bonuses on that card.

4. Each card will have 24 ways to die and a wild card.

5. Each way to die must have it's own story for BINGO purposes.

6. Card requests will be open until two weeks before Death Bingo ends, that is: Oct 17th.

7. If you request a card, you must write a least one fic for it before the amnesty period is up.


BINGOS:
1. A BINGO consists of any one line of fic, vertical or horizontal, an X (the two diagonal lines meeting in the middle at the wild card) or a blackout (25 separate fics).

2. To claim a BINGO you must post the links to all the fics.

3. The wildcard can either be a way to die on the list, but not on your card, or a way to die that we managed to leave off, either way


The Fic:
1. The fic is not limited to fanfic, any fan product is welcome, including fanvids and fanart.

2. Fic must be 500 words, but can be a long as you'd like.

3. Except for bonuses, each way to die needs it's own individual fic to qualify for a BINGO.

4. Crossovers, fusions, RPF, FPF, multiple fandoms or only a single character, anything goes.

5. The fic must be fanfic. No original fic, sorry.

6. Fic gets posted to your personal journnal or fannish community, only the links get posted in your BINGO claims.

7. Only new fic counts, things you wrote last week can't be used to make a BINGO.

8. Fic MUST BE warned for if it contains non-con, dub-con, incest, or abuse. Feel free to warn for anything else. Highlight to read warnings are fine.


Bonuses:
1. Bonuses consist of postage stamps (ie. one story containing all four ways to die from a single corner) and simultaneous double line (five stories in which the ways to die next to each other on any two parallel lines are combined for a single story).

2. Bonuses do not count as BINGOs and can only be written after you've claimed a BINGO on the card in question.


Deadlines:
1. The last day to request a card is Oct. 17th.

2. The last day to post a BINGO claim is Oct. 31st.

3. The amnesty period runs until September 2010, when, hopefully, we'll be playing this again!

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Date: 2009-08-31 03:36 am (UTC)
aliya: (l word (tired.))
From: [personal profile] aliya
This feels like a dumb question, but I've never played one of these before...does the death need to happen within the story itself, or can the story be about coping with the death? Thanks! :)

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Date: 2009-08-31 06:34 am (UTC)
everysecondtuesday: glasses and milk tea in the morning (Default)
From: [personal profile] everysecondtuesday
Excitement!

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Date: 2009-09-02 12:11 pm (UTC)
zillah975: Painting of my Night Elf, Tyrnathera Stormcaller (Default)
From: [personal profile] zillah975
Does the death need to be a main canon character?

If not, can the death be an OC?

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Date: 2009-09-03 03:13 pm (UTC)
elfin: image:  professor farnsworth;  text:  sweet zombie jesus (futurama.jesus)
From: [personal profile] elfin
Does the dead person have to stay dead?

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Date: 2009-09-04 01:07 am (UTC)
anshin: I write because I have no idea how to stop. (Default)
From: [personal profile] anshin
Someone asked on Kink Bingo, but it was a little late in the race--does a cross count as a bingo? Like a + instead of an x.

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Date: 2009-10-07 12:04 am (UTC)
muselives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] muselives
To get a black out do you have to hold out declaring BINGO until you've completed all 25 fics? Or could you claim such by posting line by line until the card is blacked out?

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Date: 2009-10-08 04:05 am (UTC)
muselives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] muselives
Can a death bingo prompt be combined with another challenge prompt, i.e. talk bingo or fringeficfest?

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Date: 2009-10-10 04:41 pm (UTC)
amadi: A bouquet of dark purple roses (Default)
From: [personal profile] amadi
I've had people ask on [community profile] talk_bingo about crossing the streams, using one story for a square on both cards. I've said if it's okay with you it's okay with me. Is it okay with you?

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Date: 2009-10-12 10:07 pm (UTC)
amadi: A bouquet of dark purple roses (Default)
From: [personal profile] amadi
Tremendous!