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  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia - Day One Start Dreams of Tranquility
    Announcement

    The opening day post did not have the current season. That has now been fixed.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia - Day One Start Dreams of Tranquility
    Day One

    Dreams of Tranquility visit all those who slumber. As the town begins to wake a great clamor begins to rise. As more and more town wake the clamor rises more. In the center of town a body was found who used to be Eochaid Ollathair - Town Vanilla . “His killer must be brought to justice” someone exclaimed and a murmur of agreement rippled through those gathered there. With that the town set to work of finding Eochaid’s killer.

    The Current Season is Spring
    Day One Starts Now and ends on December 7th at 4PM PST

    With 17 Alive it takes 9 to Lynch
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia - Day One Start Dreams of Tranquility
    Announcement

    Role PMs are being sent out.
    Please confirm role PMs by replying to them.
    Please do not post until game starts.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia - Day One Start Dreams of Tranquility
    Ever Changing Seasons Mafia



    Introduction

    Welcome to Ever Changing Seasons Mafia, a mafia game designed around changing roles. Reviewed by Osie and Cantripmancer

    Days will be three weeks long and lose one and a half days per player slot to leave the game.
    With less than or equal to seven players, the days will be one week long.

    Night Phases will be 48 hours long.

    A note on the scum team:
    Mafia have daychat, and the factional kill is assigned, and it can be used alongside any other actions.

    Game Specific Rules

    Ever Changing Seasons Mafia has advancing seasons. The game can be in one of four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, in that order. Every 2 deaths advances the season forward(The lynch counts toward the deaths).

    Abilities are gained and lost depending on what season it currently is. If abilities do not specify that they are a season ability they may be used at any time unless otherwise specified.


    DV -Neutral Moderator

    Summer Ability - Prod Lurker
    Each Night in Summer you may prod any target player each night that has below 5 posts.

    Winter Ability - Mod Kill
    Each Day in Winter you may kill target player for disruption to the game.

    #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.

    You are responsible for following all forum and subforum rules and guidelines. Forum-wide rules are available here. Mafia subforum rules are available here. Additional subforum rules are here:

    Quote from MafiaScribe »
    -Game Limit-
    Players may participate in only three games at any given time. An exception to this rule can be made by moderators in need of a replacement for a game, if no other replacement can be found.

    -Suicide-
    If you no longer wish to participate in a game for any reason, contact the moderator. Do NOT attempt to force the moderator to modkill you.

    -Current Game Discussion-
    A player in an ongoing game may not discuss that game with any other player in that game, or in public forums. Also, it is a good idea to ask permission before discussing the game with anyone outside the game, because they can no longer replace into the game once any meaningful discussion takes place.

    -Cryptoclaims-

    Unless explicitly authorized by the game moderator in their opening rules section, cryptoclaims are forbidden.

    -Out-of-game Promises-

    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.

    -Multiple Players On One Account
    "Hydra" accounts - multiple people playing and posting as one player with shared access to the "gimmick" account, are not allowed unless they have prior approval from the specific game Moderator. Please do not do this on your own.

    -Traitor/Alignment Switching Roles
    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.)

    Mafia is a game, we’re here to have fun. Please be respectful of your fellow players. Sometimes emotions run high and we get caught up in the moment. That is not an excuse for flaming or poor sportsmanship.

    Quote from Forum Rules
    Flaming is a hostile verbal attack directed at another person or group of people. Trolling is the act of deliberately provoking a hostile reaction from other users. These actions will not be tolerated. Additionally, harassing and flaming someone via PMs may trigger more severe offenses, up to and including a suspension.

    We do not recognize excuses such as "he flamed me first!"; if you feel attacked by other members, report the post and let moderators handle it rather than flame back. Similarly, if you feel that someone is trolling, just report the post/thread. Calling someone a troll also amounts to flaming/trolling.

    The rule of thumb is to criticize the idea, not the person. You may think a deck is bad, and you may say so (though make it constructive), but a deck being bad doesn't make the poster an idiot. Be respectful.

    Responding to other people with unwarranted hostility, picking fights and in general being a jerk to other members is also grounds for moderation. Remember, it is everyone's job to be friendly and civilized, and maintain other users' good forum experience. We want people to get along.


    Even though Mafia involves attacking other players, flaming is still not allowed. Please refrain from personal insults, especially personal insults coupled with profanity. Attacking another user's play (e.g. "That was an incredibly stupid vote") is acceptable.


    Also, remember that image leeching is not allowed on MTGSalvation.

    Quote from Forum Rules
    Image Leeching

    Image leeching is hot linking to an image (using [img] tags) that is NOT hosted on:

    MTGSalvation.com (including anything starting media-dominaria.cursecdn.com)
    MagicCards.info
    Your own webhosting
    An image uploading site like Facebook, ImageShack.us or Photobucket.com
    A site that has given you express permission to hotlink

    We HIGHLY suggest that all Rumor Mill posts attach images to the posts using the forums' own software. We have had cases in the past where WoTC's website was down and images were unavailable, and where Photobucket/personal image sites removed high traffic images.

    If you are unsure whether a site is considered a photo hosting website, the best thing to do is upload them to MTG Salvation or your own photo hosting website account. Alternatively, you can ask a moderator.


    While profanity itself is not against the forum rules, and you are free to include profanity in your posts as appropriate, certain words are automatically censored by forum software. Do not attempt to evade the censor. Self-censoring, any attempt to 'cheat' a word past the censor, or attempting to clarify what a censored word is, are all considered censor evasion. If you're going to swear, just swear.

    While I don't care about cursing, I will report, replace, and/or modkill you for derogatory content, in particular, slurs, in relation to another user or person, at my own reasonable discretion.

    #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.
    • DO NOT directly quote or screenshot your role PM or any private communications (QuickTopics, etc.) when posting in the main game thread. This includes mason chats and scum chats. Please paraphrase - if you are in doubt, ask me before posting!
    • When generating (or faking, as applicable) reads, please do not use angleshooting or out of game knowledge, to the best of your ability. This means do not use the timing, reasons, or order of substitutions and modkills to influence others, do not use the timing or phrasing of role PMs to influence others, do not make alignment bets with out of game consequences, and do not use “trust tells” or similar. This list is not exhaustive.

    #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 reportable/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. Copy
    2. Hide
    3. Bus Drive
    4. Block
    5. Redirect
    6. Protect
    7. Miscellaneous
    8. Kill
    9. Recruit
    10.Inspect

    Players Signed Up 17/17
    1. Silvercrys3467
    2. Lastwhisper
    3. shadowlancerx
    4. Vaimes
    5. KittyCupCake
    6. vezokpriaka
    7. Rhand
    8. dkingsland967
    9. M1ndreaver
    10. Axelrod
    11. Killjoy
    12. tomsloger
    13. Slothful
    14. Gemma
    15. Nachomamma8
    16. fulcrum
    17. Asta

    Spectators:
    1. Tammy

    Replacements:
    1. Bur
    2. Shinichi
    3. Prophylaxis
    4. Thousand_Winds
    5. Azrael

    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia Signups
    Looks like our player list is complete

    Players Signed Up 17/17
    1. Silvercrys3467
    2. Lastwhisper
    3. shadowlancerx
    4. Vaimes
    5. KittyCupCake
    6. vezokpriaka
    7. Rhand
    8. dkingsland967
    9. M1ndreaver
    10. Axelrod
    11. Killjoy
    12. tomsloger
    13. Slothful
    14. Gemma
    15. Nachomamma8
    16. fulcrum
    17. Asta

    Thread will be up shortly
    Role PMS will be out in a few hours.
    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia Signups
    Talking to my reviewers/others on hydras. However, currently seems to be a no on hydra.

    Nonbastard game.

    An example of how redirects would be handled would be as follows.

    Cop targets player X. Cop gets redirected to player Y.

    Cop would be told that player Y has Z alignment.

    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia Signups
    No issue here either. Team game radically changed my perspective of Gemma, and even if it hadn't its been close to two years since Arkham.

    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia Signups
    Quote from Vaimes »
    Go go year-long game.
    Every 50 posts extends the game day by one IRL day. There is the new rule we need.
    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia Signups
    Quote from Killjoy »
    Damn it switch me to /in.

    I can do it!

    I prefer Fall. It's usually cool, but not freezing.
    Smile
    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia Signups
    Quote from dkingsland967 »
    /in

    I would recommend increasing Day length to 3 weeks until there are like 12-ish players. Two weeks for 17 players seems a bit short. A good rule of thumb I've seen (and used) in the past is 1.5 RL days x the number of living players for day length.

    If anyone has any objections to this speak now or pm me before the game starts. Otherwise I'll be implementing almost exactly this.
    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia Signups
    Ever Changing Seasons Mafia Signups



    Introduction

    Welcome to Ever Changing Seasons Mafia, a mafia game designed around changing roles. Reviewed by Osie and Cantripmancer. I am incredibly excited to run this game, due to this game having a mechanic that I think is very interesting for players and design space. This game took inspiration from the Seasons Mafia that was run on this site, and for me represents the first in a line of planned games of increasing complexity playing around a few core mechanics.

    Ever Changing Seasons Mafia is a Specialty game designed for 17 players.
    Days will be three weeks long and lose one and a half days per player slot to leave the game.
    With less than or equal to seven players, the days will be one week long.

    Night Phases will be 48 hours long.

    If players feel strongly about different day/night lengths comment in thread or send me a message I’m open to changing this before starting the game.

    A note on the scum team:
    Mafia have daychat, and the factional kill is assigned, and it can be used alongside any other actions.

    Game Specific Rules

    Ever Changing Seasons Mafia has advancing seasons. The game can be in one of four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, in that order. Every 2 deaths advances the season forward(The lynch counts toward the deaths).

    Abilities are gained and lost depending on what season it currently is. If abilities do not specify that they are a season ability they may be used at any time unless otherwise specified.


    DV -Neutral Moderator

    Summer Ability - Prod Lurker
    Each Night in Summer you may prod any target player each night that has below 5 posts.

    Winter Ability - Mod Kill
    Each Day in Winter you may kill target player for disruption to the game.

    #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.

    You are responsible for following all forum and subforum rules and guidelines. Forum-wide rules are available here. Mafia subforum rules are available here. Additional subforum rules are here:

    Quote from MafiaScribe »
    -Game Limit-
    Players may participate in only three games at any given time. An exception to this rule can be made by moderators in need of a replacement for a game, if no other replacement can be found.

    -Suicide-
    If you no longer wish to participate in a game for any reason, contact the moderator. Do NOT attempt to force the moderator to modkill you.

    -Current Game Discussion-
    A player in an ongoing game may not discuss that game with any other player in that game, or in public forums. Also, it is a good idea to ask permission before discussing the game with anyone outside the game, because they can no longer replace into the game once any meaningful discussion takes place.

    -Cryptoclaims-

    Unless explicitly authorized by the game moderator in their opening rules section, cryptoclaims are forbidden.

    -Out-of-game Promises-

    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.

    -Multiple Players On One Account
    "Hydra" accounts - multiple people playing and posting as one player with shared access to the "gimmick" account, are not allowed unless they have prior approval from the specific game Moderator. Please do not do this on your own.

    -Traitor/Alignment Switching Roles
    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.)

    Mafia is a game, we’re here to have fun. Please be respectful of your fellow players. Sometimes emotions run high and we get caught up in the moment. That is not an excuse for flaming or poor sportsmanship.

    Quote from Forum Rules
    Flaming is a hostile verbal attack directed at another person or group of people. Trolling is the act of deliberately provoking a hostile reaction from other users. These actions will not be tolerated. Additionally, harassing and flaming someone via PMs may trigger more severe offenses, up to and including a suspension.

    We do not recognize excuses such as "he flamed me first!"; if you feel attacked by other members, report the post and let moderators handle it rather than flame back. Similarly, if you feel that someone is trolling, just report the post/thread. Calling someone a troll also amounts to flaming/trolling.

    The rule of thumb is to criticize the idea, not the person. You may think a deck is bad, and you may say so (though make it constructive), but a deck being bad doesn't make the poster an idiot. Be respectful.

    Responding to other people with unwarranted hostility, picking fights and in general being a jerk to other members is also grounds for moderation. Remember, it is everyone's job to be friendly and civilized, and maintain other users' good forum experience. We want people to get along.


    Even though Mafia involves attacking other players, flaming is still not allowed. Please refrain from personal insults, especially personal insults coupled with profanity. Attacking another user's play (e.g. "That was an incredibly stupid vote") is acceptable.


    Also, remember that image leeching is not allowed on MTGSalvation.

    Quote from Forum Rules
    Image Leeching

    Image leeching is hot linking to an image (using [img] tags) that is NOT hosted on:

    MTGSalvation.com (including anything starting media-dominaria.cursecdn.com)
    MagicCards.info
    Your own webhosting
    An image uploading site like Facebook, ImageShack.us or Photobucket.com
    A site that has given you express permission to hotlink

    We HIGHLY suggest that all Rumor Mill posts attach images to the posts using the forums' own software. We have had cases in the past where WoTC's website was down and images were unavailable, and where Photobucket/personal image sites removed high traffic images.

    If you are unsure whether a site is considered a photo hosting website, the best thing to do is upload them to MTG Salvation or your own photo hosting website account. Alternatively, you can ask a moderator.


    While profanity itself is not against the forum rules, and you are free to include profanity in your posts as appropriate, certain words are automatically censored by forum software. Do not attempt to evade the censor. Self-censoring, any attempt to 'cheat' a word past the censor, or attempting to clarify what a censored word is, are all considered censor evasion. If you're going to swear, just swear.

    While I don't care about cursing, I will report, replace, and/or modkill you for derogatory content, in particular, slurs, in relation to another user or person, at my own reasonable discretion.

    #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.
    • DO NOT directly quote or screenshot your role PM or any private communications (QuickTopics, etc.) when posting in the main game thread. This includes mason chats and scum chats. Please paraphrase - if you are in doubt, ask me before posting!
    • When generating (or faking, as applicable) reads, please do not use angleshooting or out of game knowledge, to the best of your ability. This means do not use the timing, reasons, or order of substitutions and modkills to influence others, do not use the timing or phrasing of role PMs to influence others, do not make alignment bets with out of game consequences, and do not use “trust tells” or similar. This list is not exhaustive.

    #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 reportable/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. Copy
    2. Hide
    3. Bus Drive
    4. Block
    5. Redirect
    6. Protect
    7. Miscellaneous
    8. Kill
    9. Recruit
    10.Inspect

    Players Signed Up 17/17
    1. Silvercrys3467
    2. Lastwhisper
    3. shadowlancerx
    4. Vaimes
    5. KittyCupCake
    6. vezokpriaka
    7. Rhand
    8. dkingsland967
    9. M1ndreaver
    10. Axelrod
    11. Killjoy
    12. tomsloger
    13. Slothful
    14. Gemma
    15. Nachomamma8
    16. fulcrum
    17. Asta

    Spectators:
    1. Tammy

    Replacements:
    1. Bur
    2. Shinichi
    3. Prophylaxis
    4. Thousand_Winds
    5. Azrael

    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on Cantripmancer's Micro-a-Thon 2: Electric Microbrew [6/7]
    /spectate
    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on MTGS going away and the future of our Mafia Community
    Yeah, the whole "people are looking for interesting setups" was the reason I pushed so hard to get the Specialty Queue reinstated. The FTQ just wasn't producing setups fast enough to meet the demand for specialty level set ups on its own. Of course now we have a problem in that there are a bunch of specialty set ups in the queue and around half of them are unfinished, but one thing at a time.

    I do agree we need to at least keep the escape pods ready in case things go south, but if we want to try to ride out the ownership change I'd be willing to do what I can to make it work.

    Yeah the issue is that the ques got merged. I think some of the problem is that people are sending in setups that are raw or not setup at all yet, and so we ended up stagnating for like 6+ months with no special game going on.

    Originally the point of the FTQ was to fast track exciting games due to how many games were in the specialty que. Eventually they became one and the same as player numbers dwindled.

    As to the other matter, I agree with Azreal. I think moving is still the best option since our player numbers are dwindling. We are not gaining players and have not gained players for two years. The team games did not attract players they came they left. It seems rarely seems that we get a new player.

    Hell really I don't even care if we just merge with any other server. Doubling our player numbers is attractive. I'm not sure that its the best overall plan(IE long term health) but almost anything seems better than staying to me.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on MTGS going away and the future of our Mafia Community
    If Shadow wants to play I'll gladly do both Azreal.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on MTGS going away and the future of our Mafia Community
    I'd also mention that Ever Changing Seasons mafia that is in the que is ready to go from me. Subject to my reviewers telling me its ready to go. I think its ready to go though, so that gives a good idea of how close it is.

    I'd consider it a specialty game but nothing THAT crazy.

    Edit: Its complexity level is something akin to ZeroEscape.
    Posted in: Mafia
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