Fantasy Soap League is modeled after fantasy football. But instead of drafting and rooting for athletes, Soaps fans get to draft and root for their favorite characters and their favorite Soaps Moments!
Fantasy football participants "earn" points when the athletes on their fantasy team do well in the game of football - scoring touchdowns and kicking field goals. Fantasy Soap League participants "earn" points when the characters on their fantasy team do well in the game of Soaps - discover they have a twin or interrupt a much-anticipated wedding! You earn points through characters as well as their actions.
Daily points will be entered Monday-Friday, except for national holidays. Each episode's activities that earn points will be entered the day the activity takes place. Therefore, if a baby is delivered on AMC on Monday's show, the character having the baby will receive the appropriate points for that "Life and Death Moment" on Monday, the same day it airs. All points will be entered by 11:59 pm EST the day the episode airs. If there is a scheduling conflict, a Soap is interrupted for news coverage, etc., a notice will be posted on the Fantasy Soap League site and the Fantasy Soap League staff will do its best to post retroactive points for any missed points.
Ways in which you can score points include the following categories. Click the links on each to read more detailed scoring requirements and specific quantifiers.
CHARACTER ACTIONS, CONVERSATIONS, AND LOCATIONS
Characters can earn points for engaging in specific conversations and performing certain actions or activities. The character must be in your roster and engage in the specific quantifier in order to earn you points. In all cases contractions also count, i.e. "I'm" in place of "I am," etc.
Charcters earn 3 points per quantifier Necessary Quantifiers: 1. "Please..." 2. "Listen..." 3. "I am begging you..." 4. "Please, please don't..." 5. "Please, I beg you..."
Characters earn 3 points per quantifier Necessary Quantifiers: 1. "So help me..." 2. "I am/I'm warning you..." 3. "You will be sorry..." 4. "I'm going to kill..."
Declarations of Emotion
Characters earn 3 points per quantifier Necessary Quantifiers: 1. "I love you" 2. "I'm sorry." 3. "I want you to know..." 4. "Thank you,..." 5. "I hate..." 6. "...makes me love you more."
Characters earn 3 points per quantifier
Where one character asks a point-blank question; the character doing the asking earns the point. Necessary Quantifiers: 1. "Did you sleep with..." 2. "Did you kill..." 3. "Did you lie to..."
Physical Signs of Emotion
Characters earn 5 points per qualifier, per episode
If we see the characters kiss throughout the day's episode, we will only count it once. Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Slap (the slapper and the slappee earn points) 2. Punch/Hit (the puncher/hitter and the punchee/hittee earn points) 3. Choke (the choker and the chokee earn points) 4. Shove (the shover and the shovee earn points) 5. Handshake (the shaker and the shakee earn points) 6. Hi-five (the hi-fiver and the hi-fivee earn points) 7. Hug (the hugger and the huggee earn points) 8. Tearing Up/Crying (the crier earns points) 9. Kissing*** (romantic or otherwise - the kisser and the kissee earn points)
*** 10 Bonus Points if the kisser/kissee has a significant other/spouse not involved in the romantic kiss!
Characters earn 3 points per episode
Talking aloud to oneself or an inanimate object; OR character thinking aloud with a voiceover vocalizing his/her thoughts. Character talking on the phone does not count. If we see the character monologue-ing the entire day's episode, we will only count it once.
Characters earn 3 points per episode
If we see an outburst in court over the course of and entire day's episode, we will only count it once.
Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Someone walks into a room unexpectedly. (The character who walks in earns the points. Characters in the room do not have to see or be aware of the person walking in.) 2. Outburst in court, church or hospital. (The character having the outburst earns points.) 3. Lurking or eavesdropping. (Where a character is trying to hide from another character so as not to be seen, such as in the shadows or behind doors.) 4. Saying "Good Bye" (hugging, crying and/or hand-shaking must accompany the words "Good Bye." Both the person(s) saying good bye and the person(s) leaving earn points.)
Intense Physical Locations
Characters earn 5 points per episode
If we see the character in these locations throughout the day's episode, we will only count it once. Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Hospital bed*** 2. Held hostage/kidnapped 3. Court room - on the stand 4. Prison cell 5. Stranded (no means of getting out of a physical location; waiting to be rescued)
*** 10 Bonus Points per episode if the person in the hospital bed is in a coma. Please note, hospital chair does not count!
DEFINING SOAP MOMENTS
The following "moments" can be chosen for your roster. They are all one-shot deals, meaning you only earn points for them once. If a scene in which they occur spans several episodes, you don't get points per episode.
Fashion Faux Pas
Characters earn 50 points per incident Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Wearing red to a funeral 2. Wearing white/ivory to a wedding when you are not the bride 3. Wearing anything other than white/ivory when you are the bride (includes sashes, embroidery, etc.) 4. Taking off shirt/dress
Love and Marriage
Characters earn 50 points per incident Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Marriage proposal (the proposer and the proposee earn points) 2. Being declared husband and wife (both earn points) 3. Wedding Interruptis: Having your wedding be interrupted (the man, woman and the interrupter earn points) 4. Calling off your own wedding 5. Having your wedding called off by your fiance 6. Shotgun wedding (bride is pregnant) 7. Being killed at your wedding 8. Getting a divorce (both characters earn points) 9. Remarriage to same person (both bride and groom earn points)
Life and Death
Characters earn 50 points per incident Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Surviving being shot or stabbed 2. Surviving a car crash, plane crash, train wreck, motorcycle accident or any accident involving a means of transportation 3. Surviving surgery (including plastic surgery) 4. Surviving being poisoned 5. Having a gun pulled on you 6. Murdering someone 7. Attempting to murder someone 8. Pulling a gun on someone 9. Coming in/out of a coma 10. Dying 11. Coming back from the dead 12. Recovering from an illness or medical condition 13. Flatlining (appropriate hospital equipment must be heard and/or seen or hospital staff must declare that the character has flatlined) 14. Transplant (transplanter and transplantee receive points) 15. Character never officially "dies" - but returns after at least a year (12 months) of consistent and visual absence 16. Recasting or filling in - When announcement is made that a new actor will be playing the part of or filling in for the part of a character 17. Admitting you murdered someone 18. Hiring a person/hitman to kill someone.
Characters earn 50 points per incident. Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Finding out you're pregnant 2. Having a baby 3. Pretending to be pregnant 4. Switching paternity tests on another character 5. Finding out paternity tests have been switched on you 6. Finding out you are not the father/mother of a child 7. Finding out you are the father/mother of a child
Characters earn 50 points per incident. Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Identifying an unknown family member (realizing you have a sister or child you never knew about) 2. Identifying a "misidentified" family member (realizing your "aunt" is actually your mother) 3. Discovering you have a twin
Classic Soap Moments
Characters earn 50 points per incident, per episode.
If a character has three different flashbacks in one episode, he/she will only receive 50 points. PLEASE NOTE: The activities taking place during the Flashback or Daydream DO NOT earn points. So if a character daydreams about getting married, points are earned for the Daydream ONLY, not for getting married!!! Necessary Quantifiers: 1. Having a Flashback (the character having the flashback receives the points) 2. Daydreaming (the character daydreaming receives the points)
MAGAZINE POINTS Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly will be scored for Fantasy Soap League points. The following coverage will earn points for the game. Points for SOD and SOW will be entered on the issue date, which is printed on the covers of the publications.
Soap Opera Digest Points
Characters earn 5 points per photograph
Characters earn points for having their photos appear in the following areas/sections of the magazine: 1. Character Points - Images 2. Cover Image 3. VCR Alert
Soap Opera Weekly Points
Characters earn 5 points per photograph
Characters earn points for having their photos appear in the following areas/sections of the magazine: 1. Character Points - Images 2. Cover Image 3. "Hit or Miss"
SPECIAL EVENT POINTS The Daytime Emmys are on Friday, June 15th. You can earn FSL points if the actors who play the Characters on your Line-Up Card are nominated and/or win an Emmy. The Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress and Outstanding Younger Actor/Actress categories will be scored. Check out the nominees.
Here's how points will be awarded:
Special Events -- Actor/actress who plays Character is nominated for an award ... 50 points
Special Events -- Actor/actress who plays Character wins an award ... 100 points
***PLEASE NOTE: Points will be allocated on Friday, June 15th. This means you MUST have your Character choices on Friday's card; Friday's card locks on Thursday, June 14th at 11:59 pm EST, so make sure you have made your selections by Thursday night! Good luck!