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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:30 pm

Newbie 1914 | Stuff I Found Online VIII


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Hello. In this game I'll be showcasing cool stuff I found/learned about online via my RSS reader and maybe talking some about why I think it's cool.
Such as the UNIVAC I. one of the first commercial computers. First sold in 1951, it had a lot of buttons and was very big. This picture is just the operating console. The entire thing was 35.5m2 == 382 ft2.




Moderated by Plotinus

Original Playerlist:
    1) YellowSnow
    2) Roo
    3) GrandWazoo
    4) Hope
    5) Ironman Btw2
    6) CatStar
    7) 0verki11 (SE)
    8) RCEnigma (SE)
    9) Flavor Leaf (IC)

Spoiler: Game Reveals (9)
    5) Egix96 replaces Ironman Btw21 day 1, mafia goon, lynched day 1
    9) Flavor Leaf1 (IC), town doctor, killed night 1, but won posthumously
    4) Birdy replaces Hope day 1, mafia goon, lynched day 2
    1) YellowSnow2, vanilla townie, survived and won!
    2) Roo, town tracker, survived and won!
    3) GrandWazoo, vanilla townie, survived and won!
    6) CatStar, vanilla townie, survived and won!
    7) 0verki11 (SE), vanilla townie, survived and won!
    8) RCEnigma (SE), vanilla townie, survived and won!


Spoiler: Original Playerlist(9)
Original Playerlist:
    1) YellowSnow
    2) Roo
    3) GrandWazoo
    4) Hope
    5) Ironman Btw2
    6) CatStar
    7) 0verki11 (SE)
    8) RCEnigma (SE)
    9) Flavor Leaf (IC)


Events - Day 1
- Birdy replaces Hope
- Egix96 replaces Ironman Btw2
- Egix96 is lynched, Day 1 ends

Flavor Leaf is killed, Day 2 begins
- Birdy is lynched, game over

- Game Events, Links to Game Threads, Postgame commentary
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:13 pm

Rules

Inspired by Equinox's, Glork's and Ether's rulesets.

important bit

  • Day 1: up to 10 days, Day 2+ up to 7-days, Night: 48 hours.
  • Majority lynches
  • 36 hours before prod, 24 hours before replacement, 24 hour weekends
  • Bah posts allowed (limit: 1, free of game related content)
  • I have some unusual rules about animated GIFs, tiny text, and prodging. Scroll down for details.
  • Don’t be a dick



  1. Follow all site rules.
  2. Mod colour – My mod colour is grey; don't use it.
  3. Behaviour - Don’t be a dick. This is a heated game but toxicity will not be tolerated. Attack the play not the player. If your fellow players tell you to stop, you must stop. If you do not stop, I will tell you to stop. If you still do not stop, you will be force-replaced. Asking people to stop voting you or to stop scumhunting you entirely doesn't count for this rule and you may find yourself lynched if you try it.
  4. Don't talk about ongoing games - You may not talk to each other about this game outside of threads I have created for this purpose. You may not talk about other ongoing games in this thread.
  5. Animated GIFs - are of the devil, but they are permitted behind spoilers if clearly labelled as such.
  6. Tiny text - is also of the devil, keep it 70+ please.
  7. Provable randomness - is against the rules. Saying that you rolled a dice is fine, using dice tags or random.org is not.
  8. Claiming scum - by yourself is fine. Claiming scum with another player is against the rules.
  9. Cryptography - is forbidden. Breadcrumbing is okay.
  10. Confirmation - You have about 72 hours to confirm your role and your alignment by PM. Game will start sooner if everyone confirms. Posting in a private topic counts as confirmation.
  11. Days - Day 1 lasts 10 days and other days last 7 days. Extensions may be granted if there are replacements, or if the majority of players make it clear to me that an extension is desired.
  12. Activity - You must post at least once every 36 hours or I will Prod you. You then have 24 hours to post in the game thread or I will replace you. If you come back before I find a replacement, you can stay. The activity timers run at half-speed on weekends. Players can request me to prod somebody early. This will only count as an official prod if you don't post before you would have been due for a prod. If you haven't posted in the 24 hours before the thread is locked for night, you must reply to the night start PM or you will be replaced during the night.
  13. Vacation/Limited Access If you need to be absent for longer than this, you should declare V/LA in bold in the thread like this: [b]@Mod: I will be v/la until Thursday[/b]. While you are V/LA, you will be nudged once every 54 hours. Two nudges equals one prod. If you have not posted game advancing content in 5 days, regardless of V/LA status, you will be replaced.
  14. Prodging - A naked "prod dodge" does not reset the prod timer. To avoid being prodded/replaced for inactivity, include some game advancing content in your prodges, such as "got prodded; xxxx is still scum."
  15. Quoting - You may not quote (or copy paste) any private information into the thread, including your role PM and any mod communication.
  16. Voting - Votes must be in bold in the format VOTE: Plotinus or Vote: Plotinus. Strong preference for using vote tags instead of bold tags. Unvotes are nice but not required. If I think it’s a vote, it’s a vote, no tricks. Type [v]Plotinus[/v] to vote and [uv]Plotinus[/uv] to unvote.
  17. Lynching - Days end early when a simple majority of players (50% of living players + 1 rounded down) vote to lynch somebody. If a majority is not reached at deadline or if a majority of the players vote for no lynch, the day will end without a lynch. At evens, 50% is sufficient for no lynch.
  18. Twilight - Begins when a majority is reached and lasts until I lock the thread. You're still alive until I flip you so you can talk in any game threads you have access to until then, but no votes or unvotes will be counted.
  19. Night - Night lasts at least 48 hours. The night phase can be shortened if every living player -- even those with no night actions -- agrees to it and if I'm not busy.
  20. Action submissions - You may submit actions via PM (if town) or PT (if scum). If the actions are not submitted by the deadline then you do nothing. You can change your mind as many times as you like before the deadline.
  21. Reminders - If I don't hear from you about your night actions, I'll PM you 24 hours before the deadline. This doesn't count as a prod. If I still don't hear from you, you will take no action.
  22. Play to win - this particular game, not some future one, and keep it fun!

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:13 pm

Newbie Setup
2d3 (as designed by Cabd):


ABC
MafiaMafia RoleblockerMafia RolecopMafia Goon
Row 1Town Cop and Town NeapolitanTown Cop and Town TrackerTown Cop and Vanilla Townie
Row 2Town Jailkeeper and Town DoctorTown Jailkeeper and Town TrackerTown Jailkeeper and Vanilla Townie
Row 3Town Cop and Town DoctorTown Neapolitan and Town DoctorTown Tracker and Town Doctor

Each Newbie Game will be given a setup that incorporates one mafia role from the top of a column, and then two town roles from a row below the selected mafia role. The remaining six roles will be filled in by one mafia goons and five vanilla townies appropriately, to create a 2-mafia and 7-town setup.

All Newbie games use the Natural Action Resolution system for determining Night action effects. Mafia Roleblocker action takes precedence over a Town Jailkeeper action should that apply.

Mafia can communicate in their Private Topic at all times.

Spoiler: Full Setups
Column A & Row 1: Mafia Roleblocker, Mafia Goon, Town Cop, Town Neapolitan, Vanilla Townie x 5
Column A & Row 2: Mafia Roleblocker, Mafia Goon, Town Jailkeeper, Town Doctor, Vanilla Townie x 5
Column A & Row 3: Mafia Roleblocker, Mafia Goon, Town Cop, Town Doctor, Vanilla Townie x 5
Column B & Row 1: Mafia Rolecop, Mafia Goon, Town Cop, Town Tracker, Vanilla Townie x 5
Column B & Row 2: Mafia Rolecop, Mafia Goon, Town Jailkeeper, Town Tracker, Vanilla Townie x 5
Column B & Row 3: Mafia Rolecop, Mafia Goon, Town Neapolitan, Town Doctor, Vanilla Townie x 5
Column C & Row 1: Mafia Goon x 2, Town Cop, Vanilla Townie x 6
Column C & Row 2: Mafia Goon x 2, Town Jailkeeper, Vanilla Townie x 6
Column C & Row 3: Mafia Goon x 2, Town Doctor, Town Tracker, Vanilla Townie x 5


Spoiler: Role PMs
Vanilla TownieWelcome!

You are a Vanilla Townie.

You have no special abilities.

You win when all threats to the Town have been eliminated.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town JailkeeperWelcome!

You are a Town Jailkeeper.

You may target one player per night phase. This player will be protected from kills and be prevented from using their own action, if they have one, during that night phase. You cannot target yourself.

You win when all threats to the Town have been eliminated.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town CopWelcome!

You are a Town Cop.

You may target one player per night phase. At the end of the night phase, you will be informed if they are Town or Mafia. If you are roleblocked, you will receive no result.

You win when all threats to the Town have been eliminated.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town NeapolitanWelcome!

You are a Town Neapolitan.

You may target one player per night phase. At the end of the night phase, you will be informed if they are Vanilla Townie or Not Vanilla Townie. If you are roleblocked, you will receive no result.

You win when all threats to the Town have been eliminated.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town TrackerWelcome!

You are a Town Tracker.

You may target one player per night phase. At the end of the night phase, you will be informed what player or players they targeted with their action, if any. If you are roleblocked, you will receive no result.

You win when all threats to the Town have been eliminated.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town DoctorWelcome!

You are a Town Doctor.

You may target one player per night phase. This player will be protected from kills during that night phase. You cannot target yourself.

You win when all threats to the Town have been eliminated.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.




Mafia GoonWelcome!

You are a Mafia Goon.

You and your partner share a factional kill each night. You must choose which of you will commit the kill. You also share a factional PT, located [url]here[/url], where you may talk at any time.

You win when the Town has been eliminated, or nothing can stop this from occurring.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment or by posting in your PT.

Mafia RolecopWelcome!

You are a Mafia Rolecop.

You may target one player per night phase. At the end of the night phase, you will be informed of their role but not their alignment. Vanilla Townies and Mafia Goons will both return "Vanilla". If you are roleblocked, you will receive no result.

You and your partner share a factional kill each night. You must choose which of you will commit the kill. You may commit the kill and perform a role cop in the same night phase. You also share a factional PT, located [url]here[/url], where you may talk at any time.

You win when the Town has been eliminated, or nothing can stop this from occurring.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment or by posting in your PT.

Mafia RoleblockerWelcome!

You are a Mafia Roleblocker.

You may target one player per night. This player will be prevented from performing their own action, if any.

You and your partner share a factional kill each night. You must choose which of you will commit the kill. You may commit the kill and perform a roleblock in the same night phase. You also share a factional PT, located [url]here[/url], where you may talk at any time.

You win when the Town has been eliminated, or nothing can stop this from occurring.

The game thread is here.

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment or by posting in your PT.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:13 pm

All role PMs have been sent out (in the order of the signup list so timestamps mean nothing)! We will start in (expired on 2019-01-26 19:15:00) or when [8/9] people have confirmed, whichever happens sooner.

The above clock and any others used throughout this game will be accurate from the time you loaded the page.

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:05 am

Official Vote Count 1.00MafiaScum hosts a Song Contest every few weeks. It's a fun way to find new music and share music that you like. Just check the list of songs that have been entered in previous contests and pick up a country for yourself for pseudoanonymity.




LynchingWith 9 votes in play, it takes 5 to lynch.

Everybody (0): Nobody

Not Voting (9): CatStar, Flavor Leaf, GrandWazoo, Hope, Ironman Btw2, 0verki11, RCEnigma, Roo, YellowSnow

Deadline: (expired on 2019-02-04 07:10:00).


Mod notes: Good luck everyone!

Everyone except Hope has confirmed. Hope has (expired on 2019-01-26 19:15:00) to confirm before they will be replaced.

Please take a moment to familiarise yourselves with my ruleset because I have some rules you may not have encountered in other games before regarding animated gifs, tiny text, prodging and perhaps some other things.

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:17 am

first

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:23 am

To die

VOTE: Overkill

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:26 am

VOTE: RCEnigma to continue the pattern.

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:21 am

In post 6, RCEnigma wrote:To die

VOTE: Overkill

already dead on the inside no need to kill me again.

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:45 am

Flavor Leaf's IC Post


Hello, everybody! Flavor Leaf (or if you know me by my main account, Boonskiies), been here since 2014, and I will be your IC for this game. IC stands for "Inexperienced Challenged". What this means is, as the IC, along with playing the game, I have the additional job of answering any questions that you may have about the game, basic mafia game theory and mechanics, or anything specific to the MafiaScum site itself, for those of you who are already familiar with the game of Mafia.

This being said, you should not allow your read on me to be influenced by anything I say as IC in response to questions or advice. Roles and alignments are randomly assigned; this means I have just as much a chance of being scum as any of you guys, and I will be playing towards my wincon, whether it be scum or town.

I will never use my position as IC to decieve you, and I will try my best to dissociate when I'm speaking as an IC, and when I'm speaking as a player.

Alongside myself as the IC, we have a few SE (Semi-Experienced) players. An SE is not a teaching role, but more of a showcase role. The goal of all established players is to set a good example in Newbie games to help properly integrate newer players.


A Quick Few Tidbits:

• Don't be afraid to ask questions. I'll happily answer to the best of my ability.
• Be active! A lively game is better than a ghost town of a game. Post as much as you can and interact with your fellow players.
• Occasionally, mafia can be a bit heated, and you may feel a bit attacked sometimes. It's a natural part of the game, but try and confine your comments to a person's play rather than the person themself. Being scum read can seem like an insult, but everyone eventually rolls scum. It's nothing to be ashamed of! Don't look at it as a "Good vs Bad" scenario. Try working with the other players to help them see things from your perspective rather than stating they are wrong.
• Don't let a mistake or a mislynch bring you down. It happens a lot. Don't be afraid to really push for your reads, and don't feel bad if it turns out you were wrong. Even the most advanced players aren't always right! It's the nature of the game.


Here are some key concepts that will help you better understand the site meta:

Spoiler:
Random Voting Stage (RVS)
Games here on MafiaScum almost always begin with what's called the Random Voting Stage (RVS). Beginning of the game, players have extremely low information (besides the mafia team who already know everyone's alignments). At this time, players generally will vote for non-serious reasons to provoke reactions from other players. Eventually the discussion will progress, and the game will get moving out of the RVS Stage.


Voting, L-1, and Hammers

Typically, L-x is how we convey how close to a lynch a player is, with x being the amount of votes needed to successfully lynch a player. You should generally always announce that you are putting someone at L-1, 1 vote away from a lynch, so that someone can't come in and accidentally vote and lynch a player before the playerbase is ready to move on to the next day. This also prevents any Mafia-aligned players from ending the day on their terms by placing the final vote to lynch ("hammer") and then brushing it away like they didn't know it was L-1. Generally, you will also see people post L-2 or L-3 (2 and 3 votes away from lynch).

Before you hammer the player, it is customary that you give an "Intent to hammer" post, so that the player can then claim their role. It is usually best to allow
other players time to react and respond to the claim before hammering.


Claiming Your Role


Unless you are at L-1 and have been asked to claim because of an intent to hammer, it is almost never a good idea to claim your role. If you are a Town Power Role (PR), you are then likely to be killed by Mafia in the night, or Night Killed (NK'ed). If you are a Vanilla Townie (VT), you may think that claiming might not matter too much, but by doing so, you will be narrowing down the field of who a potential PR might be.

There are exceptions to this rule. For instance, if a Mafia-aligned player has just claimed your role, or your role directly counters the Mafia player's, claiming early to counterclaim (CC) would directly out the Mafia player as Mafia, and the town would benefit.


LyLo

LyLo is the abbreviation of “lynch or lose.” LyLo in the Newbie Queue is when there are 3 remaining players, 2 of which are town and 1 is mafia;
or when there are 5 remaining players, 3 of which are town and 2 are mafia. In these situations the town aligned players should not carelessly vote like is done during RVS or early days, as the mafia player(s) can instantly provide the necessary votes to lynch (“quickhammer”) and win the game without the town being able to fight back. MyLo, however, stands for "Mislynch and Lose", meaning the game will end on a mislynch, but not if you choose to "No Lynch". This generally can be helpful when there are an even amount of players left in the game, and you want to narrow down the pool with some night actions.


Thanks for joining this game. I hope we all have a great time.


Here are some links you may want to look at before playing.


edited to remove a previous mod's editing comment that was mistakenly copied into this one. --P
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:04 am

VOTE: GrandWazoo

Not a fan of that album!

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:10 am

Damn I like Overkill already, on the other hand no joke from FL........+1 town equity I think?

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:16 am

In post 11, RCEnigma wrote:Damn I like Overkill already, on the other hand no joke from FL........+1 town equity I think?


Oh, is that a tell of mine or something? Haha

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:19 am

I know you aren't SK at least lol.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:17 am

In post 13, RCEnigma wrote:I know you aren't SK at least lol.


I would have claimed it. You’re right.

I can’t believe I claimed it as the very first post and won it like that. :lol:

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:08 am

In post 14, Flavor Leaf wrote:
In post 13, RCEnigma wrote:I know you aren't SK at least lol.


I would have claimed it. You’re right.

I can’t believe I claimed it as the very first post and won it like that. :lol:

insert 'Thats how mafia works' joke here

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:40 am

Greetings all.

VOTE: Catstar

Not a fan of cats, or stars.

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:17 am

Gross, RVs omgus

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:45 am

In post 16, GrandWazoo wrote:Greetings all.

VOTE: Catstar

Not a fan of cats, or stars.



Not a cat person? Well that settles that then.

VOTE: GrandWazoo

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:49 am

I'm allergic to cats. They are the active lurkers of the animal kingdom. And stars just sit up there twinkling instead of hunting scum.

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:23 pm

So make you sniffle and too distant? Gotcha. Things to avoid.

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:32 pm

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well.

VOTE: Hope

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:51 pm

Holy shit, this game just got shawshanked.

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:01 pm

Get busy living or get busy dying.

So far this game isn’t getting busy doing anything.

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:18 pm

In post 23, Roo wrote:Get busy living or get busy dying.

So far this game isn’t getting busy doing anything.

VOTE: Roo
Townread to anyone who can why.

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