Monday, February 1, 2010

***UPDATE*** OPM's Lost Fantasy League!

Alright, I'm not sure how this is going to work out, but hopefully it'll be fun. Here's the gist of how it will work. You start with 100 points to spend. You have to create a team of FOUR characters. Each character can be put on as many teams as want them. Each character is assigned a point value. For example Sayid is worth 50 points, and Arturo is worth 5. You don't have to spend all 100 points, but you can't spend more than 100 points, and your team has to have FOUR members. Once your team is picked, keep track of them (a handy worksheet will be provided) throughout season 6. The worksheet will contain a list of actions, with a point value assigned to each. I don't want to give away what the actions will be just yet, but think LOST drinking game but bigger. I believe I've thought of 32 actions, with points varying from 5 to 100. So, at the end of the season, whoever has the most points wins. What do they win? I'm not sure yet, but I'm going to try and make it something worth playing for.

Here's a janky chart so you can get an idea of who you're going to draft. The number in parenthesis next to each character is their point value. And before you complain that Arturo is only worth 5 while Sayid is worth 50, keep in mind that my errors in judgement could lead to your win.


The official draft will be at the OPM Premiere at 7:30. If you can't make it, e-mail me your team or leave it in the comments, and you can be included. No entries past 9pm on Tuesday, February 2nd.

If you have any ideas for point earning actions, or if I left any characters out, please leave them in the comments.

********UPDATE***************
Here's the list of actions, followed by their point values. I have a very simple spreadsheet to keep track of your characters while watching. I can e-mail it to you if you want to e-mail me at codyjscott at g mail dot com. Also I think Madewell is going to make a spreadsheet that will keep track of your overall points. If you have any questions or speculations about these put em in the comments. After watching the premiers last night it's obvious that some of these are going to be a little questionable.

Appears at a different age 30
Appears in someone else's flash back 15
Appears in someone else's flash forward 20
Appears in someone else's island vision 10
Appears in the episode 5
Character has an eye close-up 20
Character has an island vision 30
Encounters Charles Widmore 15
Encounters Jacob 20
Encounters the Smoke Monster 15
Episode is Centric to the Character 25
First line in the episode 10
First person on screen 15
Gets Killed or Dies (confirmed) 50
Gets Laid 25
Gets Wet 20
Has a flash forward 25
Has Flashback 20
Headbutts someone 20
Hears the whispers 30
Is Jacob 100
Kills major character (confirmed) 50
Kills minor character 25
Kisses or Kissed 15
Last Line in Episode 10
Last person on screen 15
Nicknamed by Sawyer 10
Returns from confirmed death 40
Revealed to be a relative to another character 40
Says "LOST" 10
Says the title of the episode 20

36 comments:

Dylan Thomas B. said...

Ok, so here's mine:

1: Desmond Hume, naturally.

2: Claire Littleton

3: Frank Lapidus

4: Nadia

I picked Nadia just because I only had 10 points left.

Also, Mr. Paik has no amount of points associated with him.

Cody said...

That's because he's the secret free character! No not really, I think I meant to make him 10. I'll fix it.

nortagemdar said...

Eko, Boone, Alex, and Charlie (Pace). But I'll be there tonight. I'm just excited.

Ben Steinert said...

I'm playing Widmore's side:

Charles Widmore
Miles Straume
Horace Goodspeed
and mmmm...Naomi

Anonymous said...

I want to play but I also want to watch the show, seems like it might make it harder.
I will just wait til the end, and claim that the winning team is the one I would have picked.

-Natalie.

madewell said...

I fully intend on watching the episode per usual, and then looking at my points later when reading the recap on Lostpedia. Because I always read the recap.

The Armeniac said...

DP's picks!
Sawyer

Charlie

Mikhail

Arturo

Henry Gale, the real Henry Gale, the one we didn't know.

The Armeniac said...

PS: Great job making a format for the fantasy league Cody!!

madewell said...

just a clarification point:

you can track your characters points (it will be impossible for us to track the points of every character) and post them on OPM in the comments of that episode. Also, we're going with the honor code here - don't lie about your points!

I will make a spreadsheet of every player and every episode, to track point totals...

it'll make more sense when you see it.

Cody said...

Thanks DP. Sadly that's five people, and the rules explicitly say FOUR. Disqualified for juicing buddy!

Natalie, I understand your concern, but It'll be pretty easy to keep track of. I'm going to try and recap some of the big point winners for each episode, and it'll mostly be you putting a check in a box every once in awhile. PLUS it's not like you gotta pay to play, so you could really decide to stop at any time. so what've you got to lose, besides respect from the OPM community at large?

Anonymous said...

Total hilarious amazingness:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_kvye741yfQ1qapybao1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1265230810&Signature=4%2Bwp8kRaW9clouFI%2FYTUuN3muqk%3D

DKK

Anonymous said...

So do you have to select 4 people or can you have say, 2 50-point people?

- Eryn

Anonymous said...

nevermind. I reread it.

- Eryn

nortagemdar said...

Armeniac - Charlie Pace? Charlie Hume? Charlotte "Charlie" Lewis (as she may or may not have been referred to as by Daniel Faraday)? Charles "Charlie" Widmore (as he may or may not have been referred to as by Eloise Hawking)? I mean, we all appreciate the clarification on Henry Gale but come on, buddy!

The Armeniac said...

Sawyer

Charles Widmore

Mr. Smiley


Mikhail
Happy now Cody? Geesh!!!

Cody said...

Your choice of Mikhail makes me happier than words can say. p) <--that's mikhail smiling with his eyepatch.

Cody said...

DKK, that image is amazing, and is now my desktop background.

Rachel said...

Miles
Claire
Ilana
Lapidus

Woo-hoo! Can't wait!

Eryn said...

Richard Alpert
Claire
Frank
Tom/"Zeke"

I'm going to try to convince Ellen to play along too, I'll post hers if she does

Anonymous said...

Team Barnesyard:

Locke (50)
Chas Widmore (30)
Dr. Chang (15)
M. Abaddon (5)

-DB

JMK said...

Team Koball (or just Jen really)

Hugo

Richard

Ethan

Eloise

Anonymous said...

Richard Alpert (40)
Ben Linus (40)
Clementine Phillips (10)
Ji Yeon Kwon (10)

Charles

Anonymous said...

Al says---

Arturo

Vincent

Richard Alpert

Charlie Pace

Best picks ever.

sam said...

ryan's really upset that David (michael "caveman" delouise), frogurt, the 4-toed statue, and room 23 aren't featured on the list! how many points would he be spending if THOSE were his character picks? we're working on our team and will have it to you by 8pm!

sam said...

okay, here's ryan's, which is pretty great:
Michael Dawson -30
Rose Nadler - 30
Bernard Nadler - 30
Nadia (the cat)- 10 (who he claims should also be worth 10 points)


and mine:
benjamin linus - 50
rose nadler -30
ethan rom - 10
charlie hume - 10
worst team? possibly

JMK said...

on the east coast.. it's 1/2 way over... wanna spoiler?? lol

Cody said...

I can't believe i left out Frogurt! He can be yours for just 10 points!

It's 7:28.

Eryn said...

Here's Ellen's picks:

Sun
Christian
Eloise
Ray

:)

Eryn said...

Hey I think some people need to check their numbers! Crack that whip Cody

lydiawesome said...

UGH I've been trying to post this for like 5 minutes!

Juliet Burke
Miles Straume
Ilana
Charlie Hume

I hope I can still be part of it.

Anonymous said...

Augh, why didn't I take Arnzt for 0.0001 points? I would have made a killing!

P.S.: Smoke Monster-as-Locke still counts as Locke, right?

-DB

lil' maxwell said...

I think there is going to be a huge debate over that DB. I have Locke too. Being a believer in the true John Locke coming back and dishin' out some pownage, I am willing to say that fake locke doesn't count except for appearing in the episode. Because he APPEARS to be Locke, but isn't and his deception has to work for us on some level.

lil' maxwell said...

P.S. my team

Locke
Illana
Keamy
Christian Shepard


in it to WIN IT

nortagemdar said...

I think both DB and, you, lil' maxwell, should get confirmed death points for Locke. And when, next week, Locke is in Sayid's body, you should both also get points for "return" from confirmed death.

Rachel said...

I propose another category:

"has CPR performed on them by Jack while Kate gets weepy encourages Jack to give up"

But it should only be worth like 5 points since it happens all the goddamn time.

Eryn said...

I'm not an advocate of guns, but I think "shoots a gun" would be a good category to have.. seeing as how the writers have been pretty damn gun-happy the past few seasons. Maybe also a "gets shot" category!