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Max Dougwell
 Friday, October 09 2009 @ 07:07 AM UTC (Read 17704 times)  
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Who thinks an Improbable Island-themed Mafia game would be fun?

If enough people say yes, I'll start one up! I've already got some ideas...


 
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 Friday, October 09 2009 @ 08:48 AM UTC  
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For those who don't know, here's an explanation:

The Island is full of dangerous beings, but none so dangerous as the (reasonably) common Midget. On rare occasions, they have even been known to band together in secret...

At daytime, every player is equal. When the first round of the game starts, it is day. Every player can comment in this thread as much as they like during daytime. According to those comments, other players must shake out the suspicious posters. Of course, NOT commenting is even more suspicious.

The Villagers then vote on the most suspicious person. If a majority is reached, that person will die a horrible and gruesome death by lynching. Immediately afterward, night falls. During the night, players with special powers can use their sneaky moves.

I will later explain what these powers are. But as a rule of thumb, there will always be Midgets. Depending on the total amount of players, There can be two, three, or even as much as four. if there are two or more Midgets, they can discuss via Distractions who they want dead. They then Distract me, the host, and convey their target.

The Midgets can write a little message with their death, this can be as elaborate as they want it to be. This is done to either put people off tracks, or to put the blame on a specific person.''

''When this is done, and everyone has used their powers, I will read out the roles and the ''Deathnote'' the Midgets left behind. For example:

Yesterday, Max Dougwell was lynched by a mob, he was a Human.
Tonight, Caveman Joe was found gutted in his bed. Along with him was a note saying: ''Stoopid Homans, Signed Gobert''

And thus day two begins. This loop will continue until either all Midgets are dead, or when there are more Midgets then Villagers.''

Here are the different powers you can have, and their associated names:

Human: You have no extra power, you can only discuss and vote.
Midget: In addition to discussing and voting, you can, together with the other Midgets, try to kill someone at night. You may also leave a message for the others.
Kittymorph: You may, every night, pick one person to investigate. Depending on the scent you find, you'll know whether or not you have investigated a guilty person. However, take note, smelling death can mean you have either found a Midget OR the...
Zombie: Is on the side of the village, he can kill one person during the game! He also shows up as guilty to the Kittymorph, so watch out!
Mutant: Every night, you can try to save a person from the Zombie or Midgets, even yourself! However, you can not pick the same person twice in a row.
Gobot: You are so fast, you can switch two players with eachother, for example, you can switch the target of a Midget to be another Midget!

These are the basic rules:

Everyone can say, during the daytime, that they are a Kittymorph,

No-one can say during the daytime that you are ANY other role. This is to prevent losing Midgets from giving up. No giving up, it spoils the game.

You can't vote to kill yourself.

I will announce the roles of the deceased at daybreak.

You can also vote not to kill anyone at the day, do this by saying Vote: No kill.

Once a majority is reached, the day ends. even if i don't immediately post. If during this time a second majority is reached, it is discarded.

If you Distract me at nighttime, put this in the subject: Night X, Example: Ninja Night 1

Just to make this clear in case the players don't get it: EVERYONE with a role other than Human MUST send me a Distraction, EVEN if they do NOTHING.

I will be accepting people now, so if you want to join, simply comment in the thread. I will start the game as soon as we reach an acceptable number of players.


 
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 Friday, October 09 2009 @ 08:06 PM UTC  
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I'll play! I love this game, although have never managed to successfully host one. (I always forget who's who).

Will give thought as to which I want to be. If you have an unnacceptable number of midgets, for example, will you be reassigning roles?


 
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 Friday, October 09 2009 @ 09:05 PM UTC  
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As this appears to play the same as "Werewolves", you don't get to choose your role Talky.

I'm game, by the way.


"Censure acquits the Raven, but pursues the Dove." "So, that means i'm -always- innocent, right?"
 
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 Friday, October 09 2009 @ 09:14 PM UTC  
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I'll play, but I'm confused...
Are we playing here, on this thread, or on the Island?


 
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 Friday, October 09 2009 @ 09:15 PM UTC  
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Ah, Mafia/Vampire Games are the best. These are a little different rules than I'm used to (like the only claiming to be the Kittymorph, that seems kinda limiting if you're the Mutant or Gobot, and Midgets should never give up because it's easy to really shift things around; also the majority thing, is that like having x number of votes on a person? Or everyone having a vote in, even a no vote? I'm used to 'you get 24 hours from update' format so I don't really understand what you mean by 'majority'), but I'm up for it.


 
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 Friday, October 09 2009 @ 09:16 PM UTC  
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I'm in!


 
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 Saturday, October 10 2009 @ 02:38 AM UTC  
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James Bond - 1. We'll be playing here, on this thread. 2. Unfortunately the Enquirer lacks a messaging system (hint hint Dan) so we'll use Distractions for behind-the-Scenes communication. This just means that non-Humans will have to log into their character once or twice a day. Presumably everyone does that already.

Fergus - 1. The "Kittymorph and Human only" rule is there to save confusion, and to keep the special Villagers from getting themselves killed. It also fits thematically with the average Kittymorph's tendency to, ah, expose themselves in public. 2. The majority is what it sounds like. When more then half of all villagers have voted for one person (or No One) then the day ends. The 24 hours to vote rule also applies, but should hopefully never have to be implemented.

The players so far:

Talkydoor
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Fergus
Tyr


I'll wait 12 hours then close entrances. We should have enough people by then.

P.S. For those who don't know, my II name is "Max Dougwell". No messaging Wilberforce or The Contraption by mistake.


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 05:44 AM UTC  
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Everyone checked their distractions and know who they are? Then let the five-way Mafia commence!

It is a sunny Island morning.
Villagers are dancing,
birds are singing
and the Midgets have decided to take over Improbable Island.

It is Day 1: Start voting!


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 11:45 AM UTC  
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Scene1, town square.

"Ack! Milords and Ladies, there be Miniature Identities Doubling as Generally Excelent Townsfolk amongst us! Truly, how unfortunate! Let us gather 'round and decide whom of our friends and neighbours could be such a horrible Midget, and then tear him or her to little pieces and have a barbeque.."


"Censure acquits the Raven, but pursues the Dove." "So, that means i'm -always- innocent, right?"
 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 12:34 PM UTC  
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In town square:

'Truly, this is an appalling situation. To not be able to trust one's neighbours. To not be able to sleep with the door open, and spare req on the bedside cabinet...'

*Eyes slitted, looks around at those assembled. Who isn't what they seem?*


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 01:24 PM UTC  
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(Rules addendum:

People with night-time abilities can Distract me in advance during the Daytime, so the Night goes faster. Just remember that if you do this and something unexpected occurs during the remaining Day, you can't take it back.)
Also, remember to vote. Even if it's just Vote: No One


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 01:32 PM UTC  
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"I agree, my dear fellow Townsperson. By the way, may i invite you to taste this rather scrumptious experimental sauce i've been putting together for tonight?"

"I do wonder where our neighbours are, at the moment... It's not dark, so there is little chance of their being eaten by a Grue, is there?"


"Censure acquits the Raven, but pursues the Dove." "So, that means i'm -always- innocent, right?"
 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 01:56 PM UTC  
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*rushes in, chased by an Elite Grue*

'Ah, hello neighbour. Just a warning, the hedge maze gets dark improbably early at this time of year.'

*peers at special sauce*

'Oh, that does look delicious, but I'm afraid I'm full up at the moment, and I must watch my weight at the moment. But could I interest you in some herbal tea?'

The tea has chillies floating in it, among other unrecognisable things.


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 02:21 PM UTC  
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Tyr walks in, and does a doubletake at talky's tea. "I've never seen a recipe like that before. How on earth do you make it? It seems almost as scary as the thought of rampaging midgets ravaging our fair town."


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 02:34 PM UTC  
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*taps the side of her nose*

'Ah, that'll be my secret for a little longer, I think.'

*sips the tea and appears to waver slightly. resolidifies and gasps, catching her breath*

*grins and hands cups round*


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 02:42 PM UTC  
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*accepts a cup to be polite, but merely holds it*
"I though perhaps I would make a ring of soap around my house, to try and ward them off."


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 02:47 PM UTC  
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*nods sagely at Tyr's tip*

'I thought we could dig a spike pit and put req at the bottom. Ooh, which reminds me. What's the favoured method of execution for the perpetrator?'

*tries to keep the enthusiasm out of her voice, but she's been cheated one too many time in Julia's to remain unbiased*


 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 03:06 PM UTC  
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*looks ponderously*

"Well, i've been consulting the Gruesome Grimoire of Grizzly Grave-sending, and we've got quite a few options. My personal favorite is tying them to a chair with headphones on and play a song untill death be their part..."


"Censure acquits the Raven, but pursues the Dove." "So, that means i'm -always- innocent, right?"
 
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 Sunday, October 11 2009 @ 03:11 PM UTC  
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"Ah, but you'd have to be careful of the volume, so it doesn't leak out and affect the rest of the town. What if we poisoned them by feeding them salad and steamed broccoli? They're allergic, aren't they?"


 
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