A Normal Setup for 16 Players
Created by Cantripmancer
Modded by Cantripmancer and Wuffles_II
Reviewed by Ecophagy and Prophylaxis
Sucking Ectoplasm (Dead):
0. Walter Peck, Town Vanilla, excised from the original FTQ setup, sucked into the containment unit, and murdered in the ectoplasmic clouds pregame.
1. Rodemy, Ivo Shandor, Mafia Architect, lynched D1.
2. Atogaholic, Female ESP Student, Town Vanilla, modkilled D1.
3. Grapefruit21, Egon Spengler, Town Ghostbuster, died N1.
4. TheRealStinkyJoeTerry, Janine Melnitz, Town Vanilla, died during D2.
5. Rhand (repl. rezombied), Louis Tulley, Town Keymaster, died N2.
6. D_V (repl. elijah), Gozer, Town Ubermacht, lynched D3.
#0: I am the mod and I reserve the rights to change these rules.
I am the final arbiter of role interactions and game rule infringements. I will never lie or intentionally mislead you. If you have a problem with a ruling I make, please shelve it until after the game. To the best of my and my reviewers' knowledge, this is not a bastard game.
#1: Have fun, be respectful towards the other players and follow the normal forum rules. This is a game, which we're playing for fun. Expect a low tolerance for flaming.
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Players may not use out-of-game promises (example: I swear on my grandmother's life, I bet you my entire collection of magic cards, etc.) in an effort to influence other players.
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Game moderators are strongly encouraged to be extraordinarily careful if they seek to include a traitor role in their designs. These roles are notorious for causing games to implode, for creating fairness concerns, and for the challenge they pose to the town's behavioral analysis. (See Discussion in Council Thread, Post 3351, onwards.)
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#2: Keep the out-of-game separate from the in-game. This is a modkillable offence.
DO NOT talk about this game outside of this thread and quicktopic links or PMs given to you in your role PM or approved by me. Please ensure I am copied in on any out-of-game messages sent to other players.
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#3: DO NOT edit, delete, or thank posts. Even if it’s an accidental double post. This is a modkillable offense.
#4: No funny business. DO NOT use invisible text, cryptography, tiny writing, hidden messages, acronym/alphabet claims, or similar. DO NOT post after you are dead. DO NOT post if you are not a player. This is a modkillable offense.
#5: Post game-related content at least once every 48 hours. LET'S MAKE THIS A REPLACEMENT-FREE GAME, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
If you have not posted in 48 hours, you will be prodded. Failing to respond to the prod within 48 hours will lead to your replacement. Content is, of course, subjective, but “Posting to avoid prod,” “catching up,” or similar short not-really-game-related posts are obviously not content. If you need to be absent for an extended period of time please post “V/LA until [Date]” in bold on its own line in the thread so that I and the other players know when you’ll be back. You do not need to explain your reasons for being absent in thread. If you will be gone for more than four or five days you should consider requesting replacement.
#6: I make no promises about public answers to any question. If you have a question about your role or a rules interaction, please communicate with me privately.
I will be particularly unlikely to answer questions posed to me in the game thread other than questions about vote counts or deadlines. If you raise a question in a private message that needs addressing to the entire game (regarding a special rule or similar), I will respond as I feel is appropriate.
#7: By confirming that you have received your Role PM you also confirm that you have read it. Not reading your Role PM is a reportable offense.
#8: Once lynch threshold is reached, votes are considered locked in. Votes and unvotes made after that will not be counted. (This is known as the Twilight phase.)
#9: If deadline is reached and no player has reached lynch threshold, the day ends with no lynch.
#10: Make your votes clear to the mod. BOLD your votes and place them on separate line.
Unbolded votes will not be counted, nor will votes in the middle of a huge wall of text. Unvoting is helpful but is not required.
#11: Scum players may submit actions for other scum players if the other scum player has not submitted an action. However, if the other player ever submits an action, their fellow scum cannot change what that player submitted.
TL;DR: Be excellent to each other, post something substantial every 48 hours, ask me questions in private when possible, don’t edit or delete posts, no funny business involving cryptography, etc. and... have fun, that’s the whole point.
1. Each player is identified in their role PM as "Human" or "Ecto". Some roles/abilities refer to those designations; there are no other game effects/rules pertaining to those designations.
2. Day deadlines for this game will be: [# of players] + [lynch threshold] = Deadline in days.
3. Night phases will last 48-72 hours depending on life circumstances. Nights may be shortened further toward the end of the game.
4. A sample town role PM is in post #4, but also posted here for clarity:
Walter Peck, Town Vanilla (Human)
You are vanilla; you have no abilities other than your vote. Win Condition: You win when all threats to the town are eliminated (even if you're dead when that happens).
(Note: Flavor is provided for your enjoyment and entertainment; game decisions should not be based on flavor scenes.)
Basement of Ghostbusters HQ, New York, NY
EGON and PECK argue about shutting down the containment unit, while VINZ, JANINE, CON EDISON MAN, and POLICE CAPTAIN watch in uncertainty.
coming down stairs
At ease, officer. I'm Peter Venkman. I think there's just been a slight misunderstanding and I wanna to cooperate in any way that I can.
Forget it, Venkman! You had your chance to cooperate, but you thought it'd be more fun to insult me. Well, now it is my turn, wise ass.
He wants to shut down the protection grid, Peter.
You shut that thing down and we are not going to be held responsible for whatever happens.
On the contrary! You're going to be held responsible.
No! We won't be held responsible!
Shut it off!
Don't shut it off. I'm warning you.
CON EDISON MAN
I - I've never seen anything like this before.
I'm not interested in your opinion, just shut it off.
stopping CON EDISON MAN
My friend, don't be a jerk.
If he does that again, you can shoot him.
You do your job, pencil neck! Don't tell me how to do mine!
Thank you, officer.
Shut it off!
PETER starts up stairs. EGON makes an explosion with his fingers in POLICE CAPTAIN's face, mouthing "Boom".
CON ED MAN pulls red lever. Alarms goes off. Lights flash.
TIME, HISTORY, AND REALITY SHIFT
The trap door of the containment unit slams open, a hot white light pouring forth and solidifying into snaking tendrils of ectoplasm. There's a sudden sunburst of energy, some beams hitting individuals in the room, others shooting out through walls and ceilings. A sound, like that of a rushing train, fills the small basement space. The light tendrils twist into a vortex and start pulsing; the light now seems to be retreating back into the containment unit. Those in the basement watch as Walter Peck is enfolded in light, his body becoming slightly ephemeral and distorted as it's stretched toward the trap door. With a small *pop*, Peck is sucked into the containment unit.
A quick succession of similar tiny explosions occur, and those still in the basement see several other...*somethings* flash by and enter the containment unit. And as quickly as it began, it seems to have ended. The klaxons fall silent; the lights shut off. Just another basement in New York City.
You find yourself floating in billowy clouds reminiscent of ectoplasm. Looking around, you see a number of glowing spheres of light interweaving and coming together, then separating, interacting. You can hear whispers among the spheres, murmurs of fear, anger, surprise, resignation. You think about moving toward a pair of spheres, and find yourself floating in that direction. You quickly discover that by thinking about communicating, sound issues forth. After playing with this ability a little, you notice the one thing in the immediate vicinity that stands out: a body. There are a number of spheres surrounding it, and as you approach you hear snippets of conversation.
"--is down. Now to tend to the others."
"They won't succumb... ...lost the element of surprise."
"True, but...mean we don't have...secrets...overwhelm them quickly."
"...put enough down, we'll be free of this prison."
"They come! Disperse!"
The spheres--you can't even tell how many there are--fly away from the body into the aether. Slowly, sixteen glowing spheres approach the body lying on the ground.
Walter Peck has been killed; he was:
Walter Peck, Town Vanilla (Human)
You are vanilla; you have no abilities other than your vote.
Win Condition: You win when all threats to the town are eliminated (even if you're dead when that happens).
Day 1 has begun.
With sixteen alive, it's 9 to lynch.
The day may now proceed with its business of stately murder (you may post).
Day 1 Deadline is set to 1pm, MST, on Wednesday December 19th: Countdown Clock
Also tom standing up for Rumi doesn't feel like a scum move seeing as if they were scum together that puts them together in the beginning and i don't think tom is that careless.
if rumi were town and tom were scum, I think he'd be pushing for a lynch here.
If tom is town and Rumi is scum, then it's null and void but hey, 2 out of 3 point to a town tom.