Beginner's Guide version 2.0

@fourthwall · Fourth Wall
Mar 16, 2018, 3:22am PDTEdited

So, I have finally migrated the pdf chapters to the blog. Enjoy!

Don't be definitely don't need all this to have fun. Start with the first 3 sections if you are a beginner.
And if you are still interested in more and want to dig deeper, carry on with the rest.

All articles:


  1. Frequently Asked Questions: How to join a league? How to set a lineup? Etc.
  2. Basic, Golden and Silver Rules Some rules that can greatly improve your game.
  3. Line-up Construction What to bear in mind when constructing your lineup.


  1. From Estimates to a Lineup How to make your first own estimates and turn them into a lineup easily
  2. The Chase to the BP How to use the bonus bar to eliminate BP candidates.
  3. Comp Finding How to find good comps to build better predictions both for movies as wel as for weekends
  4. Split Movies How to deal with split movies, some common approaches.


  1. BO = PTA x TC The interaction between PTA / TC and how to use it for expansions
  2. Horizontal versus Vertical Analysis The difference between horizontal and vertical analysis through an example
  3. Dailies The once Holy Grail of FML. How to use dailies to get better predictions.
  4. Drive-in Effect Something to bookmark for when weather improves.

36 Replies

  • Reply #1

    ? ? ? The effort you put into this cannot be understated.

    @shrugg · ¯\_(ツ)_/¯s
    Mar 16, 2018, 9:06pm PDT
  • Reply #2

    Yay for pins! So much great info you've put together @fourthwall definitely deserves top spot.

    @penny · Not Penny's Boat
    Mar 16, 2018, 9:12pm PDT
  • Reply #3

    Miss you Penny. Miss you 4th.

    @shrugg · ¯\_(ツ)_/¯s
    Mar 16, 2018, 9:13pm PDT
  • Reply #4

    @shrugg miss you too!!!

    @penny · Not Penny's Boat
    Mar 16, 2018, 9:23pm PDT
  • Reply #5

    Hey Fourth Wall, this is great and all, but honestly if I were a new player I would find this very overwhelming and discouraging. I definitely appreciate the effort you've gone through with this, but perhaps with this kind of thing less is more?

    @ari · Ari's Amphitheater of Moving Pictures
    Mar 17, 2018, 6:46pm PDT
  • Reply #6

    I get your point Ari. Imo there are two type of beginners though. Those wanting to crack the game asap and the more casual players.
    I think this is more for the first cztegory. But chapters 1-3 are useful for the casual player as well.

    @fourthwall · Fourth Wall
    Mar 18, 2018, 12:25am PDT
  • Reply #7

    Agreed. This would be great for new players who want to jump right into the game (like yours truly).

    Also, shoutout to these 5 players who helped me out the most when I was just starting up FML: Furiosa, BSW, 4W's alt Cassandra, Phil, and Bane (yes, seriously). Without y'all I would probably still suck at this game.

    @devil · Devil
    Mar 18, 2018, 11:07am PDT
  • Reply #8

    Haha...Cassandra. I cant believe how much fun i had with her and how quickly i shot myself in the foot.

    @fourthwall · Fourth Wall
    Mar 18, 2018, 11:25am PDT
  • Reply #9

    The student has surpassed the master it seems...

    @furiosa · Sir Julius
    Mar 18, 2018, 12:16pm PDT
  • Reply #10

    The student has surpassed the master it seems...

    @furiosa · Sir Julius
    Mar 18, 2018, 12:16pm PDT
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