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  • posted a message on Realm of the Elderlings Mafia: Day 1 - Murmurs through Buck
    It was brought to my attention that I didn't specify how I want votes made. I am editing to the OP but the format of Vote: PlayerName is the standard this game will use. Thank you for bringing this oversight to my attention.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Realm of the Elderlings Mafia: Day 1 - Murmurs through Buck
    A history of the Six Duchies is of necessity a history of its ruling family, the Farseers. A complete telling would reach back beyond the founding of the First Duchy and, if such names were remembered, would tell us of Outislanders raiding from the sea, visiting as pirates a shore more temperate and gentler than the icy beaches of the Out Islands.

    But we do not know the names of these earliest forebears. And of the first real King, little more than his name and some extravagant legends remain. Taker his name was, quite simply, and perhaps with that naming began the tradition that daughters and sons of his lineage would be given names that would shape their lives and beings. Folk beliefs claim that such names were sealed to the newborn babes by magic, and that these royal offspring were incapable of betraying the virtues whose names they bore.

    Passed through fire and plunged through salt water and offered to the winds of the air; thus were names
    sealed to these chosen children. So we are told. A pretty fancy, and perhaps once there was such a ritual, but history shows us this was not always sufficient to bind a child to the virtue that named it.
    Robin Hobb, Assassin's apprentice

    It is now Day 1. The deadline for Day 1 is on Wednesday the 16th at 8:00 am AEDT which is equivalent to Tuesday the 15th EST at 4:00 pm. Reaching a majority vote to condemn before then will end the phase preemptively. With 18 alive majority is 10.

    You may now post. Good luck!
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Sign-ups: Realm of the Elderlings Mafia (18/18) Game thread posted!
    To anyone who isn't in sign ups and is uninterested in being a replacement option PM me to become a spectator!
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Realm of the Elderlings Mafia: Day 1 - Murmurs through Buck
    Realm of the Elderlings Mafia
    A specialty game for 18 Players
    Reviewed (and reimagined) by D_V and Osieorb18

    In that last dance of chances
    I shall partner you no more.
    I shall watch another turn you
    As you move across the floor.

    In that last dance of chances
    When I bid your life goodbye
    I will hope she treats you kindly.
    I will hope you learn to fly.

    In that last dance of chances
    When I know you'll not be mine
    I will let you go with longing
    And the hope that you'll be fine.

    In that last dance of chances
    We shall know each other's minds.
    We shall part with our regrets
    When the tie no longer binds.”

    Game Specific Rules

    Vitality: Vitality is a player's life force. If a player reaches 0 Vitality (abbreviated as 0V) they will die. There are several abilities including the Night Kill that may cause vitality gains and losses. Vitality gains will be processed before losses if both abilities have the same priority. Vitality payments are an exception and are resolved at the highest priority.

    The Skill: The Skill is an addictive and hereditary magic. All players have the anytime ability The Skill, unless their role states otherwise. A player with The Skill may use The Skill by paying any amount of Vitality to open a one-way private chat with another player for a number of phases equal to the Vitality spent, for example a player with 4V would be able to create a one way chat on day 1 that lasts until the end of day 2 by paying 3V. This ability may be used at any time. Each player may only open one chat at a time this way unless their role states otherwise. The Skill may be used in addition to any other actions.
    Robin Hobb - Town Author

    Home is people, not a place.

    You are Robin Hobb, writer of these wonderful tales, making this game possible.

    You start with 1 Vitality.

    Writing: Night Action - You may spend 1V to begin the game.
    You win when all threats to town are eliminated.

    General Rules:
    1. Be good to each other. Follow all the forum rules, but mostly be good to each other and we'll all be just fine.
    2. Play to the spirit of the game. Don't try to circumvent the hidden information or continue to play after you have died. It's supposed to be a game of hidden information. Don't try to get around that, whether by copying your PM, editing posts, or other nefarious means. The game doesn't work if you bypass the fact that some information is supposed to be hidden.
    3. Please try to be active and post. I will be requiring at least one substantive post every 48 hours and more is vastly preferred. I will accept standing absences over weekends if notified in advance. And I will aim to not have any deadlines fall on the weekend.
    4. If you have a problem with another player's behavior or a question about a ruling please message me. I will answer within no more than 10 hours.
    5. I reserve the right to punish as I see fit for breaking any of these rules.
    5.5 Please vote using the format of Vote: Playername.
    6. Have fun!

    Living Players:
    Rhand
    Tubba Fett
    CropCircles42
    Iso
    Bur
    Slothful
    Vaimes
    Cantripmancer
    Highroller
    ChadMD
    xX_WakeMeUp1337_Xx
    Silvercrys3467
    Gentleman Johnny
    Killjoy
    Wisp
    Tammy
    Cuthalion
    Azrael

    Dearly Departed: No one, for now...

    Role PM's will be sent shortly!
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Sign-ups: Realm of the Elderlings Mafia (18/18) Game thread posted!
    That is 18!!! I'll get role PMs out no later than tomorrow but hoping for tonight.

    Thanks everyone for signing up, good luck and have fun!
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on The word 'lynch' is racist.
    We're aware of the connotations of the word lynch and that it draws really ugly historical imagery. The broader mafia community as well as us here have been making small efforts to change our terminology. The largest online mafia community (MafiaUniverse) held a community poll to choose a replacement word and democracy chose "yeet". Here people have mostly chose their own replacements with lot's of variations from condemn (my personal favorite) to flush, squish, eliminate, kill, and destroy.

    It's a slow process because there is sub terminology around the use of lynch in the game. The acronyms LYLO and MYLO are ingrained in the culture and we're finding it harder to change them than, but we are making an effort to change!

    In the meantime I'd invite both of you to sign up for the game currently in sign ups! We're always looking to grow our community and having fresh outside perspectives helps us realize how insular our community can be with regards to terminology like lynch.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Sign-ups: Realm of the Elderlings Mafia (18/18) Game thread posted!
    Quote from Cantripmancer »
    @Grapefruit: What do you anticipate the phase lengths in this game to be?

    I am currently aiming for 12 day phases with 2 day nights but will be adjusting during the game accordingly. Hoping to shorten by at least day 3.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Sign-ups: Realm of the Elderlings Mafia (18/18) Game thread posted!
    Quote from Highroller »
    I'm going to go ahead and say that 18 people is pretty certain to be unrealistic given the decline in activity.

    That said, /in.

    Given that this has been open over a month I am reluctantly drawing this same conclusion (and I already whittled the game down from 21). But I am going to do another round of recruiting to see if I can wrangle some victims players. I was hoping for a flurry of /in's after Rhand's game finished but that hasn't materialized.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Snow White Mafia - Town win - Happily Ever After
    Glgl

    I will not attempt to pass a message through Amy tonight FYI.

    Vote: Silver
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Snow White Mafia - Town win - Happily Ever After
    Giving HR a couple hours (I think he's in the eurozone and will be up by then but idk) but I'm voting before I fall asleep. Amy accurately summed up our chat and I am even more convinced she is town from it. Just very genuine and trying to solve in real time. I've been pocketed in chats before but I think she's town.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Snow White Mafia - Town win - Happily Ever After
    Quote from Highroller »
    Is there a reason beyond just laziness?

    I think if it's not Silver it's Proph and while I'd like you to do your due diligence I don't want to color your read of Amy since you're leaning Proph as well.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Snow White Mafia - Town win - Happily Ever After
    Ahhh but you haven't met my dear friend, crippling self doubt. And I've been convinced that Amy is townier than Proph at this point. Rod was pretty townie and Ampharos has been as well. I can dump notes if anyone wants them but I'm lazy and don't really want to given the circumstances.

    Also I'm very much regretting not targeting Highroller last night so we could leave a legacy to each other if needed rather than using it to try and solve Amy, but c'est la vie.

    Unvote
    Amy is hoping to post later. I plan to vote again unless her posts change my thinking.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Snow White Mafia - Town win - Happily Ever After
    Quote from Highroller »
    I think it's the exact opposite: they'll shoot you and leave it up to me.

    It's amazing that we have very, very different reads on this game. I'm definitely not going to vote without Ampharos posting. I'll definitely try to reread the game once more.

    Yup. I mean it's sort of par for the course for us, but it's also destroying my confidence in my own reads here since I trust you.

    I probably ought to do a D1 reread in order but I also just really don't think it's Amy and think Silver is more likely that Proph (see you've moved my reads! I was the opposite earlier!).
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Snow White Mafia - Town win - Happily Ever After
    I talked myself into Proph when he tried to overexplain his mindset in response to Highroller's question

    His response to that is uh, well, he has to say that now regardless of his alignment; either he actually is a villager and that's what happened or he messed up as a wolf but can't unexplain it now

    If you're town I am not looking forward to tomorrow. I'm fairly convinced that the last scum will shoot HR regardless and leave it up to me, which is going to suck if this is wrong. But that's a reasonable point. The overexplanation is weird when it didn't really need to be explained at all (the votes happened without him so no need to vote his town read).
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Snow White Mafia - Town win - Happily Ever After
    Vote: Silver

    Today is tough. I don't feel good about this but I feel better about it than the better options.


    @Silver why Proph over Amy? You were pushing Amy more earlier.
    Posted in: Mafia
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