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  • posted a message on Shoushiling Mafia | Game Over - Mafia win.
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    Shoushiling (手勢令) Mafia
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    (Image credit goes to Dave Watland)
    A Closed Blind Role Madness Micro Game by Osieorb18.
    A Spiritual Successor to Janken and Rock-Paper-Scissors.
    Reviewed by DV and Togs.

    General Rules:
    1. Be excellent to each other.
    2. Post at least 2 posts in the thread per 24 hours during Day phases, and at least 2 posts in any chats you are in per 24 hours during Night phases.
    3. If you damage the continuation of the game, you damage your own continuation as a part of the game. (Be it through toxicity, inactivity, OGI, or other game sanctity issues.)
    4. Don't make me make more rules.

    Game-Specific Rules:
    1. Scissors cuts paper
    2. Rock crushes scissors.
    3. Paper covers rock.
    4. Each player chooses rock, paper, or scissors each night, and may target another player. Players may not self-target unless their role states otherwise.
    5. If you submit actions in the last six hours of the night phase, your submission may be summarily ignored.
    6. Players learn their alignment and a hint word but not their role or abilities.
    7. Mafia may talk in the Factional Chat during the Day phase.
    8. Phases are 5-day Days and 2-day Nights. There's 7 of you, that should be more than enough time for 4 people to converge on a majority vote.

    1, 2, 3... (/in or Join: Username):
    1. Gentleman Johnny
    2. Highroller
    3. Pokechu
    4. Rhand
    5. ZeDorkSlipeur
    6. Grapefruit21
    7. Lastwhisper
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Realm of the Elderlings Mafia: Game Over Mafia Win
    Co-Host Note

    Bessie replaces WakeMeUp effective immediately.

    Do not discuss circumstances surrounding replacements.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on [RETIRED] [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    Quote from osieorb18 »


    When you say censorship as if it's a big deal...

    MtGS is a private company and can do literally whatever they want in terms of limiting anyone's ability to express themself onsite.


    Sure you can drag everything down in the dirt if you like to.

    But then dont wonder that you got dirty in the process.


    I would be more than happy to see much heavier moderation from MtGS staff. The main area in which I post here has a separate standard anyways, and comparably fewer moderation issues despite accounting for a large percentage of site traffic.
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on [RETIRED] [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    The result of censoring any opinions and feelings is far worse than a community thats able to work their differences out in favor of the game.

    As it is right now, the calls for censorship and moderation in favor of a unified mindset and not allowing any negative opinions about anything is harmful.


    When you say censorship as if it's a big deal...

    MtGS is a private company and can do literally whatever they want in terms of limiting anyone's ability to express themself onsite.
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on Shoushiling Mafia Signups | 7/7
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    Shoushiling (手勢令) Mafia
    .

    (Image credit goes to Dave Watland)
    A Closed Blind Role Madness Micro Game by Osieorb18.
    A Spiritual Successor to Janken and Rock-Paper-Scissors.
    Reviewed by DV and Togs.

    General Rules:
    1. Be excellent to each other.
    2. Post at least 2 posts in the thread per 24 hours during Day phases, and at least 2 posts in any chats you are in per 24 hours during Night phases.
    3. If you damage the continuation of the game, you damage your own continuation as a part of the game. (Be it through toxicity, inactivity, OGI, or other game sanctity issues.)
    4. Don't make me make more rules.

    Game-Specific Rules:
    1. Scissors cuts paper
    2. Rock crushes scissors.
    3. Paper covers rock.
    4. Each player chooses rock, paper, or scissors each night, and may target another player. Players may not self-target unless their role states otherwise.
    5. If you submit actions in the last six hours of the night phase, your submission may be summarily ignored.
    6. Players learn their alignment and a hint word but not their role or abilities.
    7. Mafia may talk in the Factional Chat during the Day phase.
    8. Phases are 5-day Days and 2-day Nights. There's 7 of you, that should be more than enough time for 4 people to converge on a majority vote.

    1, 2, 3... (/in or Join: Username):
    1. Cantripmancer
    2. Highroller
    3. FlossedBeaver
    4. Rhand
    5. ZeDorkSlipeur
    6. Grapefruit21
    7. Lastwhisper

    Spock, Lizard? (/sub or Replace: Username):
    1. Pokechu

    Have my eyes instead... (/spec or Spectate: Username):
    1. {Your Name Here}
    Posted in: Old Sign-ups
  • posted a message on Possible Secret Lair Leak
    So far the one Secret Lair I was excited enough by to get was the tattoo set, but Foglios? My wallet just screamed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    Yo, just another friendly neighbourhood user here, but there's no need to attack Decadent here. Maybe step away from the thread, cool down, and come back a little more pleasantly? Thanks.

    Ancient localized culture and modern localized culture are both localized culture. It's perfectly reasonable of you to make a distinction between the two, but there is no need to call someone daft or an imbecile in the process of doing so.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [RETIRED] [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    (and it absolutely always derails in a way that either one calls the other a nazi [which is a grave insult btw] and then its just a game of blame shifting).


    Sounds like something a nazi would say. (It's a joke, don't hurt me.)

    In all seriousness, though, there's a short slate of people who regularly lead to threads devolving, and it would not be difficult to take those particular people out of the picture.
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    Quote from Gizlivadi »
    I don't have the numbers, I admit, only my estimation. But, a minority within a country's worth of players compared to a subcontinent worth of players? Sure, there are far fewer MTG players in South America than in the US, but I'm pretty sure the vast vast majority of players in the US are white.


    17 "Diversity picks" in Standard Legendary characters represented on cards:

    Ashiok - Non-Binary
    Azusa - Female, Japanese
    Basri - Middle-Eastern
    Chandra - Female, (Indian?)
    Eutropia - Female, Black
    Jolrael - Female, Black
    Kaervek - Black
    Linden - Female, Black
    Mangara - Black
    Narset - Female, Asian
    Niambi - Female, Black
    Oko - Asian
    Rielle - Female, Black
    Subira - Female, Black
    Tazri - Female, Black
    Teferi - Black
    Vivien - Female, Black

    Out of 113 characters.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on KHM- Kaldheim story and flavor
    A cool squirrel general would be nice.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    Quote from the_offspring »
    From Commander Legends, I'd really want to give Wheel of Misfortune a shot. More wheel effects definitely seems worth it. Also, reading it again the way you put it Osie, Flamekin Herald is really the way I want to go with Norin. Having a shot at a Wheel of Fate (but not being certain you'll hit it) is exactly what I want to achieve in Norin. The other ones I'm considering are War Room (card draw is still an issue in my opinion) and Jeska's Will - the latter feels like a red 'intuitive' ponder in most cases I think.

    Also, I got my hands on a Lithoform Engine recently and I'm tempted to try it out in Norin. Seems like there will be enough decent options to copy for us.


    The moxen are also a benefit to it.

    As for the Lithoform, I think it's not as good as Rings of Brighthearth and/or Strionic Resonator. The CMC is slightly too high for what it is. The spell ability is irrelephant and the permanent ability is mostly irrelephant.

    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    It's not like MaRo intentionally put out a poorly designed product or only realized it in hindsight. They had objective information that indicated that - which he has repeated multiple times on Blogatog, Twitter, and in other places.


    What are you talking about? All that has been linked in the thread thus far is him saying it was poorly designed but still was "the best selling set in the 26-year history of Magic."
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    Quote from osieorb18 »
    Quote from Xcric »
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    *snip*


    So do you have links / evidence? I'm equally happy to receive them via PM.

    Statistics regarding BFZ being a commercial failure would surely qualify, if such a thing exists.


    there are damn near countless articles out there pertaining as to why bfz was poorly received. it was even acknolwedged by maro in an article he wrote that they focused on the wrong aspects of zendikar for that set.

    additionally, don't forget the block had expeditions. as i've said more and more frequently in recent months, a set can be a commercial success and still be a failure. sales data is not the be all metric for success.

    but sure fine. here's maro's article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/state-design-2016-2016-08-29
    if you want more discussion on why/if bfz was poorly received just type it into google for a litany of articles
    Quote from Watchwolf »
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    In fact, it was so poorly received that it is the best-selling set in Magic's history as of September 2019: https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/187585089848/how-would-you-respond-to-the-polite-criticism-that

    Between the popularity of the first Zendikar block, the mounting anticipation of a more coherent story, exceptional marketing, and the inclusion of the first and best Masterpieces, the commercial success of BFZ likely had very little to do with the set itself.
    Exactly. Lots of confounding factors.

    Apparently MaRo himself admitting the set was poorly received, and market research, are not valid enough sources.
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »
    Quote from Xcric »
    it was a poorly received set.

    In fact, it was so poorly received that it is the best-selling set in Magic's history as of September 2019: https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/187585089848/how-would-you-respond-to-the-polite-criticism-that


    The article that Xcric shared in fact states that it was poorly designed, but never that the set was poorly received or a market failure. And then MrMoustache turns it around with Maro's post saying that it was the best-selling set as of that point. That's pretty high praise for something so "poorly received".
    They deemed the design poor because of how it was received in market research. It's not like MaRo intentionally put out a poorly designed product or only realized it in hindsight. They had objective information that indicated that - which he has repeated multiple times on Blogatog, Twitter, and in other places.


    Did you read the link that MrMoustache shared?

    BFZ was the best-selling Magic set of all time. Maro directly refuted the idea that it was unpopular with:

    Battle for Zendikar is the best selling set in the 26-year history of Magic.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    Quote from Xcric »
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    *snip*


    So do you have links / evidence? I'm equally happy to receive them via PM.

    Statistics regarding BFZ being a commercial failure would surely qualify, if such a thing exists.


    there are damn near countless articles out there pertaining as to why bfz was poorly received. it was even acknolwedged by maro in an article he wrote that they focused on the wrong aspects of zendikar for that set.

    additionally, don't forget the block had expeditions. as i've said more and more frequently in recent months, a set can be a commercial success and still be a failure. sales data is not the be all metric for success.

    but sure fine. here's maro's article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/state-design-2016-2016-08-29
    if you want more discussion on why/if bfz was poorly received just type it into google for a litany of articles
    Quote from Watchwolf »
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »

    In fact, it was so poorly received that it is the best-selling set in Magic's history as of September 2019: https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/187585089848/how-would-you-respond-to-the-polite-criticism-that

    Between the popularity of the first Zendikar block, the mounting anticipation of a more coherent story, exceptional marketing, and the inclusion of the first and best Masterpieces, the commercial success of BFZ likely had very little to do with the set itself.
    Exactly. Lots of confounding factors.

    Apparently MaRo himself admitting the set was poorly received, and market research, are not valid enough sources.
    Quote from MrMoustacheMM »
    Quote from Xcric »
    it was a poorly received set.

    In fact, it was so poorly received that it is the best-selling set in Magic's history as of September 2019: https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/187585089848/how-would-you-respond-to-the-polite-criticism-that


    The article that Xcric shared in fact states that it was poorly designed, but never that the set was poorly received or a market failure. And then MrMoustache turns it around with Maro's post saying that it was the best-selling set as of that point. That's pretty high praise for something so "poorly received".
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The word 'lynch' is racist.
    Quote from Slothful »
    I thought we already transitioned to yeet/execute?


    I use eliminate by default and then other words for flavourful purposes such as slick. Very few sites are actively moderating or censoring their users to use something other than lynch.
    Posted in: Mafia
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