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vidae
04-12-2012, 03:33 PM
This is a beta test, point blank. It isn't going to be fancy and you're not going to be getting amazing Comahan-like writeups. It's just going to be a simple testing process where I throw the rules at you, assign the roles and teams, and have at it.

This is my first version of the game. During the creation process there was a totally different way that I could have gone about it, and I'll be testing that one out next time. Consider this to be Game A, and the other version to be Game B. That doesn't really matter at this point, but just for reference, this isn't the only version I came up with.

This will be a game based on roles seen in your typical mafia game (with a few new ones added!) but it is a whole different animal once you get past that. I'm fully aware that this could end up being a massive trainwreck, but I wanted to try something different in an attempt to do something new.

Constructive criticism regarding the gameplay is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. Random bitching is not.

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There are two major differences between this and a normal mafia game. First, there is NO LYNCH PHASE. This isn't based on night and day phases either, but rather RECRUITMENT and ACTION phases. Secondly, this is not a game based strictly on deduction like most mafia games. Deduction plays a part, but this game is just as much about teamwork and pure luck as it is deduction.


GAMEPLAY


When the game begins, there will be three teams of three players each. Those players will have preset abilities, with each team having the same ones. Essentially, every team begins with the same three base roles.

The first phase of the game is the RECRUITMENT phase. Those players that are not selected to be part of the base roles for each of the three teams will have a chance to be recruited by one of those teams. The three Team Leaders have been briefed as to how this phase will work. You are allowed to talk in the game thread during the recruitment phase, with those people not on teams doing their best to talk themselves into being recruited, while walking a fine line in trying not to talk yourself up so much that you're targeted for death.

Once you're recruited, your allegiance is directly tied to your new team, and your end game win condition will immediately be changed to aiding that team in securing victory. It is important to note that you might be killed BEFORE you are recruited to a team in this version of the game. It is random chance, and sending me messages bitching about not being recruited will do you no good. If you are not recruited, your sole purpose is to talk yourself onto a team.

Upon completion of the RECRUITMENT phase, you advance into the ACTION phase. This works exactly like the night phase does in your standard mafia game. Each team, as a team, will choose a single target to kill, and the Team Leader will PM me once a decision is made. Meanwhile, you will PM me your individual actions and once I have them all, I will update the thread with what has gone on, and we will go back to the RECRUITMENT phase. The ACTION phase is the only part of the game where you can openly communicate with your teammates, discussing strategy much in the way a mafia group would do during their night phase. Each team will have their own quicktopic thread for communication, and you must stick to that thread when speaking.


RULES


I. Do not PM anyone during the RECRUITMENT phase. If caught, it is an automatic modkill. This isn't a new rule.

II. When you're dead, stop posting. This isn't a new rule either.

III. If you do not send your actions to me within 24 hours of the thread being locked, you will be modkilled. I have less patience than Commie does!

IV. No editing your posts, posting in invisible text, posting in small text, or trying to be cute in any way regarding this rule. Please post normally.

V. No quoting my PMs in the game thread. You can say whatever you want to your teammates in the quicktopic thread during your ACTION phase, but quoting what is in a mod PM is a nono.


WIN CONDITIONS:


A team wins when it's members are the last remaining players in the game. A team loses when all of it's members are killed.

Extras

Seeing as how this is a beta test, and that this game is only setup for 24 players, I'll open signups but I'll ultimately be picking the people who participate. Don't be discouraged if you're not picked for this game as the next game will have six additional player slots.

* Special shout-out to Commie, who helped me refine a lot of my early thinking and role selection!

comahan
04-12-2012, 03:33 PM
inneroonie.

ImBrotherCain
04-12-2012, 03:35 PM
You know I want to test this out!

Raiderz4Life
04-12-2012, 03:35 PM
You know i'm in

I also want to reserve Scotty's seat

Bulldogs
04-12-2012, 03:36 PM
Sign me up, I'll read through it all later but I'm studying for a Final that starts in two hours.

UKfan
04-12-2012, 03:37 PM
Can I play? Pleeeease

Jensen
04-12-2012, 03:40 PM
i'll try it out if there's room

Wootylicous
04-12-2012, 03:40 PM
I want in !!!

SuperPacker
04-12-2012, 03:40 PM
This sounds amazing Vidae!

(Thats as far as my head is going up your ass, but let me in please)

OSUGiants17
04-12-2012, 03:49 PM
You know I am, don't forget scottyboy and Rob S said they want in too but can't get on right now

redbills
04-12-2012, 03:50 PM
Noobie but would like to try it out once

Gay Ork Wang
04-12-2012, 03:55 PM
I shall try

Brodeur
04-12-2012, 03:57 PM
The **** is this ****?

vidae
04-12-2012, 03:58 PM
The **** is this ****?

Learn to read **** face!

draftguru151
04-12-2012, 04:03 PM
I would like to be in this! (and to also make love to your face)

Brodeur
04-12-2012, 04:05 PM
Learn to read **** face!

DON'T TELL ME WHAT I CAN'T DO. And fine, I'll do it.

vidae
04-12-2012, 04:05 PM
DON'T TELL ME WHAT I CAN'T DO. And fine, I'll do it.

http://writersbreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/john-locke.jpg

TACKLE
04-12-2012, 04:07 PM
I can't see as far into the future as vidae but if the world is still here on Friday, we can play.

vidae
04-12-2012, 04:07 PM
is someone going to kill dg immediately?

Oh, I forgot to add a rule: Gingers and Canadians are killed immediately once the game starts.

TheBoyWonder22
04-12-2012, 04:10 PM
I'll be in barring an opening!

SuperMcGee
04-12-2012, 04:12 PM
You have my axe.

DeepThreat
04-12-2012, 04:13 PM
You know I'm in.

SuperPacker
04-12-2012, 04:13 PM
Oh, I forgot to add a rule: Gingers and Canadians are killed immediately once the game starts.

And Brits, Blacks or Kids?

DeepThreat
04-12-2012, 04:16 PM
And Brits, Blacks or Kids?

You're not black; stop lying.

UKfan
04-12-2012, 04:17 PM
Not Brits, me and Vidae are cool. Maybe people with Lewis Hamilton in their sig

vidae
04-12-2012, 04:18 PM
Also, if you have any questions feel free to PM them to me on here or on IRC before the game starts.

Todd Bertuzzi
04-12-2012, 04:19 PM
Sure, why not. I am the Matt Cassel of mafia games after all.

SuperPacker
04-12-2012, 04:19 PM
You're not black; stop lying.

You're right, half black.

Dr. Gonzo
04-12-2012, 04:26 PM
Pick me!!!

Rob S
04-12-2012, 04:39 PM
I'm in as long as there are no gingers on my team.

Mr. Goosemahn
04-12-2012, 04:54 PM
I'm in. 10 chars

Job Reborn
04-12-2012, 05:02 PM
I'm confused but I'll help beta-test this thing.

Job Reborn
04-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Point of interest : Players who do not send in night actions are probably better off being replaced than modkilled.

Edit : Thing is, yes, you could consider it's the recruiter's own damn fault if he recruits someone who's not active, but then again it's not exactly like you can predict someone going AWOL. Modkills for inactivity could ****-up a team consisting of a lot of very active posters and just one inactive, and you don't want to penalize them for that.

UKfan
04-12-2012, 05:13 PM
If this kicks off this evening I won;t be around (doing that sleeping thing), so if that would cause issues you can miss me off, I would want in and be active after that though

Snicho
04-12-2012, 05:14 PM
Sounds good!

vidae
04-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Point of interest : Players who do not send in night actions are probably better off being replaced than modkilled.

Edit : Thing is, yes, you could consider it's the recruiter's own damn fault if he recruits someone who's not active, but then again it's not exactly like you can predict someone going AWOL. Modkills for inactivity could ****-up a team consisting of a lot of very active posters and just one inactive, and you don't want to penalize them for that.

That is a good point and honestly it's something that we already discussed, I just forgot to change that part of the writeup.

TheBoyWonder22
04-12-2012, 05:21 PM
isn't this an 18+ board?
Oops....at least I'm legal now. :banana:

ATLDirtyBirds
04-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Sure, I'm willing to give it a shot.

Jvig43
04-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Is this stemming from TWD game ideas Vidae?

vidae
04-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Is this stemming from TWD game ideas Vidae?

Nah. I was doing some thinking about the Game of Thrones game I was going to put on and I had this weird idea and I decided to run with it. TWD is still on and so is GoT, I just wanted to see how this played first.

Jvig43
04-12-2012, 05:28 PM
ah I see, was just curious.

GallopingGhost
04-12-2012, 05:52 PM
GGHOST REPORTING FOR DUTY

Please and thanks.

Shane P. Hallam
04-12-2012, 05:55 PM
I'll try it!

vidae
04-12-2012, 07:22 PM
The game will get rolling tomorrow afternoon. I'm still waiting on a few signups but we should be good to go here shortly.

scottyboy
04-12-2012, 08:10 PM
i love those who mentioned to save me a sign up spot. I'm here meow and ready to go and would love to be in.

Shane P. Hallam
04-12-2012, 08:11 PM
everyone kill jbond first, or he'll win.

Why the hate njx?:njx:

fenikz
04-12-2012, 08:28 PM
fine im in

dont kill me night 1 or whatever :(

Rob S
04-12-2012, 08:48 PM
Nobody recruit fenikz.

vidae
04-12-2012, 08:53 PM
i love those who mentioned to save me a sign up spot. I'm here meow and ready to go and would love to be in.

You are already on my list.

scottyboy
04-12-2012, 08:55 PM
You are already on my list.

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vidae
04-12-2012, 08:56 PM
gqWBs5KnGAw

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Bulldogs
04-12-2012, 09:30 PM
Just read through all the rules, it sounds pretty cool.

Caddy
04-13-2012, 12:37 AM
Hey there, lover.

CJSchneider
04-13-2012, 10:53 AM
Yeah, I'd love to play.

UKfan
04-13-2012, 11:49 AM
Just re-read this, really hoping I can get involved :)

vidae
04-13-2012, 11:55 AM
I have to postpone my game for a few days. My sister and brother in law have to go out of town suddenly (some emergency back in St. Louis) and I'm watching my niece today and part of tomorrow, so I won't be able to start it today.

Cain is going to start his DBZ game in the meantime and I'll open mine when his ends. :)

vidae
04-17-2012, 10:16 PM
Just an fyi, my game will be running as soon as this one (DBZ) is done. If it's close to the draft I'll probably postpone it until AFTER the draft. Heads up people!

Shane P. Hallam
04-17-2012, 10:18 PM
Do I still get in despite you hating me now? :(

vidae
04-17-2012, 10:20 PM
Do I still get in despite you hating me now? :(

I love you now and forever.

Caddy
04-17-2012, 10:25 PM
Just chatted with vidae about his game. It sounds way awesomer than the sign up thread gives it credit for! I can't wait to test it out! :D

vidae
04-17-2012, 11:20 PM
Don't forget the secret rule: fenikz dies first.

Raiderz4Life
04-17-2012, 11:24 PM
Thought APS dies first

Caddy
04-17-2012, 11:25 PM
I propose a rule change. DG dies first.

Raiderz4Life
04-17-2012, 11:28 PM
I propose a rule change. DG dies first.

I can get behind this.

fenikz
04-17-2012, 11:29 PM
Don't forget the secret rule: fenikz dies first.

you forgot to put it in your post!

Raiderz4Life
04-17-2012, 11:30 PM
you forgot to put it in your post!

Then it wouldn't have been secret...duh!!

Dr. Gonzo
04-17-2012, 11:31 PM
Just letting you know if you wait until after the DBZ game we should be ready sometime in 2014.

Rob S
04-17-2012, 11:57 PM
Vidae, your game will never start anyway. DBZ will never end. Ever.

vidae
04-20-2012, 10:30 PM
Can't you jerkbags play faster!? I want to get this going!

Bulldogs
04-20-2012, 11:03 PM
These guys are taking forever.

Job Reborn
04-20-2012, 11:22 PM
Can't you jerkbags play faster!? I want to get this going!

Start it anyway you dickwad.

Grizzlegom
04-21-2012, 06:26 AM
Can't you jerkbags play faster!? I want to get this going!

I'm sorry vidae, ****'s gonna get real interesting now though...

Job Reborn
04-21-2012, 01:32 PM
Now you start your damn game!!

SuperPacker
04-21-2012, 01:34 PM
I think there's more DBZ games coming.

Bulldogs
04-21-2012, 01:35 PM
This one is first I believe. It was actually planned to be before the original DBZ game.

Grizzlegom
04-21-2012, 01:35 PM
yea, Frieza saga isn't ready yet, I would guess at least two more games go before that one is up again.

SuperPacker
04-21-2012, 01:36 PM
Oh ok. We can get this game going then!

Jvig43
04-21-2012, 02:59 PM
Oh ok. You guys can get this game going then!

Fixed that for you.

CJSchneider
04-21-2012, 03:54 PM
I'm going to make up a really good story to convince myself of for the reason why I didn't get selected for this game.

vidae
04-21-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm going to make up a really good story to convince myself of for the reason why I didn't get selected for this game.

I honestly didn't see that you posted here. I apologize. :\

If we have inactive people you'll be the first to get in.

CJSchneider
04-21-2012, 04:40 PM
I honestly didn't see that you posted here. I apologize. :\

If we have inactive people you'll be the first to get in.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mpruxJ49Yoc/Tw4NuVtC-lI/AAAAAAAAAmM/AKhfhvsEoVo/s1600/clapping-at-laptop-animated.gif

TACKLE
04-21-2012, 04:44 PM
edit: i'm suck. wrong thread.

Bulldogs
04-21-2012, 04:46 PM
edit: i'm suck. wrong thread.

Haha I was about to call you out.