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    Specialties and micros - like my games short and sweet.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    I've been spirited away by my wife, so I'm reduced to mobile, at best, for the weekend. Top priorities to read upon my return are Tom and Rhand. KCC and Sir Chris haven't been read yet, and beeboy I need to take a hard second look.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Fuwa »
    I would like an extension. (Sorry guys, but I haven't been able to catch up and I doubt I can before deadline)


    @ Mod - Fuwa also asked for an extension, per above.

    Which is good, because while I very much appreciate not being dead, lynching a player unclaimed isn't exactly great either.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Killjoy »

    Az: I'd like an opinion. Rhand/Cantrip/Axel. Of the three that /barned dk's reasoning on me, I assume you think Axel is the most likely scum out of the three?


    Not Cantrip. Axel's tough to read but is flashing some mildly concerning plays, and my reread hasn't reached Rhand yet. On my initial run-through, I greatly disliked how much he was pushing this meta-based argument that he really ought to have known better than to push, but until I read him I don't know whether to just be disappointed or suspicious.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Vaimes »
    Let me try that again:

    I remember when you read me correctly despite the entire scumteam + Sir Chris (lol) tunneling on me in the Hearthstone invitational. Now you're completely flopping on my alignment, which strikes me more as fake than rustiness.

    Choo choo.


    Always happy to help you edit out your scum tells ex post facto, Vaimes.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Vaimes »
    I remember when you read me correctly despite the entire scumteam + Sir Chris (lol) tunneling on me in the Hearthstone invitational. Now you're completely flopping on my alignment, which honestly strikes me more as fake than rustiness.

    Choo choo.


    "Honestly"

    Not another emotionally manipulative post at all, here.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Vaimes »
    Did I not explicitly state there's a difference between activity and presence?


    I think it's a bit ridiculous to argue they aren't highly inter-related, especially as this played out. I was clearly noting scum-reads throughout, as well as town-reads. What I wasn't doing, was converting those into dreadnought-style wall posts, or doing massive thread rereads, and until I can make time to engage in that level of activity, no, there won't be much "presence."

    Quote from Vaimes »
    Because that's 100% an MTGS scumtell, attacking me for attacking your activity when...I wasn't.

    Oh wait you voted me. 24 hours before deadline. Are you sure?


    Absolutely sure, but good point. Request Deadline Extension A. Day 1's the best time for that by far, and it'd be nice to have a real wagon instead of this dreck you and Shadow and tom have been spewing.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Updated:

    Town:

    Grapefruit
    Dkingsland - numerous strong townie attitude posts.
    Killjoy – strong tonally
    Vez - genuine attempt to counter-claim, strong tone.
    Cantripmancer – post 38: consistently focused on logic-based tells, unfair seeming attacks.
    Sir chris – would have been super easy to let me die. Hopefully not pocketing me.
    KCC
    Rhand
    beeboy – certain type of self-awareness, wants freedom to lynch arbitrarily, unvote based on role reasons. More analysis necessary, says time for competing wagons – why?
    fuwa - self-deprecating frequently, fence sits on both sides of shadow and sir chris, no reasoning for sir chris vote. Inconsistent in characterizing her own attacks, seems to suggest her attacks subjective and might be valid only in her own eyes. Very light-hearted/carefree in tone, which is somewhat unusual for inexperienced scum .
    Axelrod – weak push vs KJ, weak jump off. 189. Weirdly states suspicions heightened at same time he extricates.

    Syrenz/LW - entertains two diametrically opposed ideas using strong language for each, wavers, then picks one. Not organic read.
    Tom
    Shadow – snipes reasonlessly at KJ, tries to pick on KJ for not counter-voting in his analysis post.
    Vaimes – too preoccupied with protecting his own self-image, non-committed and poor explanations for votes on Cantrip and I, good explanation for vote on Tom (buddy?), but won’t follow through, too-easy clear on shadow (buddy?), multiple extremely poor voting reasons for me (activity, lack of counter-wagon, cheap points, not reading posts fully), not fairly evaluating.

    Mafia
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from vaimes »

    I know you're really asking me if I rolled scum again.

    I am town, and I'd say I'm more relaxed than having fun.


    Don't trust this, at all. Suspicious mind.

    Quote from vaimes »

    I've looked at KJ's posts and am uninterested in this wagon.

    My pet scumteam is Cantrip/Ax/???/???.


    Not going after KJ is good.

    Pet scum team why me and cantrip?

    Quote from vaimes »

    Also I haven't been town in forever and my usual scumplay is to not care about a single thing being posted in the thread.

    Go easy on me. dot dot dot


    Hello, fellow medium-sized creatures!

    Quote from vaimes »

    Oh you're so scum.


    [Directed at cantrip]

    I don't get that at all from Cantrips post. Or towards cantrip, in general, really.

    Quote from vaimes »

    Deflective humor suggests a guilty mindset.


    Considered applying that to your own posts this game? Like for real.

    Quote from vaimes »

    Okay. Hi, then.

    I don't blame you for taking "Vaimes lurked and lost" away from that game, but I'm not that easy to read anymore. Do you have anything you want to ask me that might actually shed some light on my alignment for you/anyone?


    The preoccupation with controlling how others read you is real.

    Quote from vaimes »

    tom is also scum.

    Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.


    A little less talk, a little more action please. I know you want credit for attacking your buddy, but I'd really prefer if you want for the hard-town cred from actually trying to get him murdered, instead of aiming for cheap comment cred.

    Quote from vaimes »

    No but really, the way he’s sort of mindlessly pushing scumreads pings scum to me. I know tom isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty as scum, but it always always always feels forced, in a “I need results **** the process” kind of way.

    Word vomit sorry.


    You're right here.

    Quote from vaimes »

    Combination of him being somewhat low hanging fruit and people I don’t like pushing on him + wagon speed.

    Safe to say that regardless of KJ’s alignment, there is most definitely mafia pushing there. I think it’s Cantrip and/or tom. I think if tom is scum, KJ looks better for it since tom isn’t afraid to openly defend sinking teammates.


    But not shadow, per KJ's analysis? Vaimes/Tom/Shadow team? Gutsy for all three to poke at me, but...

    Quote from vaimes »

    Cantrip, that particular “deflecting” post really doesn’t matter. It’s not the cornerstone of why I think you’re scum. I just didn’t like it in the context of you responding to something of mine.


    Yeah, you still haven't explained what the supposed cornerstone of that read is.

    Quote from vaimes »

    I’m like 98% sure tom is scum.

    But I kinda want to test to see if he’s chainsaw defending Cantrip.

    Outstanding questions later tonight.


    If you're 98% sure, maybe try killing him.

    Quote from vaimes »

    My wrath.


    Feels more like periodic unexplained mudslinging than wrath.

    Quote from vaimes »

    Ooh.

    Unvote, vote tom

    tom/Chris wagons are perfect.


    Quote from vaimes »

    I haven't actually read anything, skimmed and saw that Chris did something that involves inside info on beeboy or whatever. No read on him since he's been too busy to make a lot of noise, so I support the pressure.

    Don't have a beeboy read, I'm straight sheeping LW until I feel like doing work.


    ...

    Read those two posts in order. This is consistent how? It's perfect that Chris is being wagoned, but you haven't even read why he's being wagoned??

    Quote from vaimes »

    I don't understand the shadow scumreads or votes. He's been scum a lot recently, and I feel like there's a difference this time around that means he's town. More earnest solving and less doing things for show.

    Plus I think if he were scum again he'd be more of a drag. dot dot dot


    Continued shadow defense.

    Quote from vaimes »

    Unvote, vote Azrael

    Quick question to people voting shadow: are you high, mafia, or both?


    Disagree, therefore mafia. Solid reasoning, that.

    Quote from vaimes »

    Name one thing that makes Azrael a villager, without rereading.


    Can't name a single thing that makes you townie, and I'm 3/4 through my reread on you. Found plenty that indicates otherwise.

    Quote from vaimes »

    He was weak and slanky last game.

    He's happy and actually cares about the game.

    He's town.


    He's happy, therefore town??

    Quote from vaimes »

    I think the way he almost seems to be trying not to make waves and fly under the radar is scummy. I think as town he’d be more prolific.

    Which is absolutely not a “wah Az isn’t active enough for my liking,” he just doesn’t have any presence as a town player here.


    I guarantee you that I didn't invent a pair of (adorable) kids or IRL obligations solely to have an excuse to be less active in this game. Activity cases are some of the weakest, most non-alignment indicative cases you can possibly make. But sure, go for the D1 analyst lynch based on that alone.

    Quote from vaimes »

    Is there anything in Az’s wallpost about who he thinks is scum? Especially among those pushing him? Which slot does he want to run up and/or kill? He knows he’s a major wagon heading into deadline, right? Who cares about defending the Grape read at this point, it’s been a billion years.


    You know, some people don't believe in deflection as defense. They believe in actually addressing the points against them, before they just try to throw someone else under the bus instead.

    Quote from vaimes »

    Betcha Az is gonna try and persuade y'all to let him wait til EoD for his ability to auto-trigger, instead of doing it while the sun's up. Otherwise I don't know why he bothered mentioning it, the overwhelmingly obvious course of action here as a villager under fire is to prove your ability as soon as you can. Especially if it's just gonna happen automatically after the lunch.


    Anyone who thinks about this for half a second...

    Quote from vaimes »

    Azrael is painting his whole wagon as scummy and not calling out anyone in particular.

    My vote will not be moving.


    1) Failing to call out other people out mid-defense is hardly scummy.
    2) You just plain missed where I called out multiple people in that wall, but rushed to make a negative, dismissive post against me anyways. Definitely fairly judging this wagon, definitely no agenda here.

    vote Vaimes. You wanted me to counter-wagon, right?
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Vaimes »
    "it provides scum with the exact info to kill me"

    My guy, you are about to be lunched. Even if you survive AND are town, it's insane to think that scum would ever kill you.


    If I'm town, the scum want to kill me. One way or another, sooner or later. That's just life. I don't see many end-games.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Axelrod »
    Well, seems to me it's highly optimistic of you to be thinking that you are going to be around long enough for it to matter if the scum know how to "play around" it or not. Which moots the point of keeping it secret and incidentally prevents some people (me) from deciding whether or not they believe it, and/or whether it's town.


    Anyone ever excused me of not being cocky? And it's good play, regardless.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Full thread reread is bogging down - going to re-activate super specific spot reads to cover at least the major holes, and fill in more detail later.


    Quote from beeboy »

    Hypothetically if Az flips scum is being quickly ok with a claim from a player who I know will likely die and flip scum given people are already criticizing the claim at the time of my post really the easy and intuitive thing to do as scum?

    Isn't Az being town a worse look for me?


    There's a certain type of self-awareness here.

    Quote from beeboy »

    DK probably? My wagon wasn't pure and I fully intend to do something about it.
    Fuwa and Az as far as people not voting me are concerned.


    Hmm. Meh.

    Quote from beeboy »

    I am falling for the Az claim btw.
    To some capacity it justifies people feeling he is underwelming given his role wants to live to late game


    Would prefer is this were behaviorally based, but it's an imperfect world.

    Quote from beeboy »

    @Wisp If I wanted to play in an environment where I wasn't allowed to lynch players for arbitrary reasons I'd still be playing on mafiascum. I don't mean to disregard what you want but I don't feel like I am crossing any lines here.

    Like I've said why I think Shadow is scum, I get he has a high post count but whenever I used to top post I never felt like I had a right to not be lynched for it.
    I think Tom is lurking out his wagon and also have my reasons to think he is scum. :/

    I am not just going to chain lynch all the high profile players for the memes to try and get a deep wolf and not adjust if I am wrong.


    *cocks head sideways* Interesting first sentence, there.

    Quote from beeboy »

    I am starting to actually town read Chris here.
    Initially i didn't like the WK of me because I got kind of scared it was an attempt to buddy me which scum will do when a player gets shoved into a corner, either they don't think the player will be lynched or they want to stay off the wagon. But at this point am convinced that Chris does believe that I am town here. And I do like how he is leveraging his other interactions and reads using his read on me rather then just hard defending me.


    Hm. Nevermind.

    Quote from beeboy »


    Ok so I don't expect anyone to sheep me on this but honestly I am just tone reading Wisp right now and honestly if I had to bet the game on my current read I wouldn't. So if I die right now I don't want anyone to think I have some enlightened read on Wisp that is worth sheeping. He could be engaging with me more but that hurts my heart more then its alignment indicative.

    But I am very confident in my ability to have a good macro read on Wisp, so it's more as long as I am alive I want to give him the freedom to play freely in order to get that read faster. Watching him get frustrated and pushed down will make it easier for him to hide and defend himself as scum while making him less transparent as scum.

    So like I know this is a weird answer but I am pretty content calling him town and am happy with what I am doing. And if Wisp does start wolfing arbitrary macro read timers won't apply, but I do like his tone and I do have a plan so exaggerating my read is something I am fine doing.


    Little odd to share exactly what his intentions are publicly in this way, like an instruction manual on what not to do.

    Quote from beeboy »

    vote: Tom

    It's time for competing wagons.


    I don't disagree - but can you explain that reasoning?

    Cutting short here, but not willing to clear beeboy, more analysis on this slot necessary I think.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Axelrod »
    I would add: What kind of "retaliation" is this? Does this ability remain in effect indefinitely until you are targeted? Oh, and what did you mean when you were high-fiving with Chris last night about giving incomplete or inaccurate information?


    It is both a roleblock and a role cop. Regarding #2, I think you guys have all the information necessary to actually evaluate the claim, and getting that much further into the details only provides the opportunity to either 1) engage in pointless and unproductive modgaming 2) provides the scum with exactly the info they need to kill me. So no, and I don't care for the fact that Rhand was interested in that level of detail on how to play around that ability, either.
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  • posted a message on Modern Mafia - Game Over: Terminus [Town Victory]
    Quote from Cantripmancer »
    Az, please answer Rhand's questions about your claim while you're here tonight.


    Repost? Doing work here.
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