Here’s how it works: There are thirty entrants who come in (ordered randomly) one after another, and at intervals I’ve pre-determined, someone (or more than one person) is eliminated. We go until all thirty have entered, and twenty-nine have been eliminated to leave just a single person in the ring (it’s a pro wrestling thing).

Here’s what’s different: previously, I had people vote at each interval who they wanted to eliminate. As such, a strong group could go the distance and eliminate basically everyone, as they did last year. This year, instead of using votes every time, you have a cache of 1000 points to use throughout the match, no matter when you enter. When it comes time to eliminate someone, everyone currently in the ring will use some of their points (whole integers only) to try to eliminate someone. The person who bids the most points will be successful with his or her elimination, although all spent points will be gone. I’ll keep track of this for you on a spreadsheet, and won’t ask you to keep track yourselves.

If you are in the ring for five eliminations that aren’t you, you’ll get a 100 energy point replenishment (not to exceed 1000 total). If you survive another five eliminations, this will happen again, and so on.

When we get to the final round, all people in the ring will get a 100 point replenishment, save for the ones who just got there and haven’t lost any points, obviously.

You are allowed to spend no points in a round if you believe yourself to be safe (but you have to say so to avoid being a nonsub).

There will be several rounds where there’s more than one elimination. I’ll explain that when the time comes.

Email chatter is allowed and expected. Copy me in if you feel like it. I’ll email you when your name is called, so you can check out and ignore the game until you’re in it.

If you nonsub, and people will, you’ll be eliminated instead of the person who was supposed to be eliminated and all points spent will be kept in the pool (and not revealed).

So, who’s in?

If you’ve played more than a game or two, you’re probably in it. If you’re a CdLer and would probably be interested, you’re probably in it. If you don’t think you’re automatic, please email me now to put your name out there and I’ll see what I can do with the list.

I have the list of thirty people, and will randomly select the first people to enter. Then I’ll get to emailing those in the ring.

Happy Rumbling, CdL faithful.

Here’s the spreadsheet. Track it! Catch the fever!

Five people have entered and their emails are coming. Woooooo