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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:00 pm

VashtaNeurotic, Creativemod1, and PrivateI present...

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Reviewed and listmodded by Cephrir. Many thanks to Reck.


If you would like to play or spectate, you should check out the application here. The application deadline is June 16th, and the game is planned to start the following weekend, on June 19th.


NOTE: PLEASE READ RULE {25} As it contains important information for the format of this game.

{ GENERAL RULES }

{01} This is a game. The main objective is to have fun fit for the Gods; so no excessive flaming, spamming, or otherwise being a jerk. Toxicity and personal attacks by players (whether they're still in the game or have been eliminated) or by spectators will not be tolerated.

{02} This is a game. The secondary objective is to win.

{03} We are not infallible, so if we make a Goderating mistake, please point it out and we will correct it if needed.

{04} We have worked extensively to produce a game that is enjoyed by all involved. As such, we promise to offer each player respect but expect to be shown the same in return. We also expect you to respect all other players.

{05} Survivor: Pantheon is ANONYMOUS. All participants are strictly prohibited from so much as hinting to their own identities or implying another player's identity. This DOES NOT include your confessional. If you are talking with other people outside of this forum, you must not state or imply that you are playing in this game. If you are talking with other players on this forum, try not to say anything that would allow people to easily ID you. Communication outside the private message system is also forbidden until otherwise stated. Failure to follow this rule can result in a variety of consequences ranging from a terse warning to one's elimination from the game. We reserve the right to determine the severity of possible infractions.

{06} Exercise common sense. If you are unsure as to whether an action conflicts with the rules, ask. Yes, this is a competition, but do not attempt to undermine challenges or game mechanics for your own gain. This violates both the spirit of the game and common respect mentioned above. If intentional cheating occurs, you will punished accordingly.

{07} Private communication with players outside of your tribe or eliminated players is strictly prohibited unless otherwise stated. PMs are only to be used for communication within your tribe unless otherwise specified. Spectators ARE NOT "in your tribe"--don't message them. Any player found in violation of this rule will be penalized.

{08} Any and all posting about this game outside the provided forums unless SPECIFICALLY STATED is illegal.

{09} The posting of Private Messages (whether via text (paraphrasing is fine) or via image) in a public forum is explicitly disallowed. You may, however, post them in your confessional. You are also prohibited from taking a screenshot of private messages and showing them to other players. Forwarding is not allowed. Quoting is NOT allowed in Private Messages, as is pretending to quote. You may paraphrase, and you may also quote very short snippets, like you might in a real conversation. If you have any questions about what does and does not constitute "quoting" or "paraphrasing", ask the moderators.

Don't show other players screenshots of anything in your confessional, any challenge scores, or any game information they do not already have access to, which includes items.

{10} This forum software allows group PMs to be created. You are free to use those; go hog wild.

{11} The moderators may discipline any player that breaks the rules however we see fit, depending on the specific situation. We also reserve the right to implement new rules if needed.

{12} If you have any issues that cannot be resolved by the game mods, or if the game mods are breaking rules, please report that to Anubis, aka Cephrir.

{13} Although this game takes place on an off-site forum, that forum is considered an exclave of Mafiascum.net. All MS conduct rules will apply as well as punishments for breaking them.

{GAME MECHANICS}

IMMUNITY CHALLENGES

{14} Winners of Immunity Challenges will be safe from elimination and cannot be voted out at the Tribal Council during that particular round. Note that giving away the Immunity Necklace is allowed, but only for the first 12 hours of a Tribal Council, and once passed it cannot be passed again. if the necklace is passed, an additional 24 hours will be added to the clock.

{15} The outcomes of all Challenges are final, except in case of incorrect tallying by the mods. if you see something we may have missed please bring it up, the Goderators will listen to you.

{16} We appreciate the fact that prospective players will enter this game with a range of skills. With this in mind, understand that we as mods can't cater to all players' needs and time constraints in challenges. We will, however, consider extreme circumstances brought to our attention making judgment calls if need be.

{16a} Unless otherwise stated, you MAY NOT USE OUTSIDE RESOURCES FOR ANY CHALLENGE.

{16b} Unless otherwise stated, you may not discuss any part of any immunity challenge with other players.

TRIBAL COUNCIL

{17} Tribal Councils are where players are voted out. Before the merge, only the losing tribe or tribes will visit Tribal Council, and will vote at least one player off. After the merge, all remaining players will go to Tribal Council, including immunity challenge winners.

{17a} When two players remain, the group of players voted out from a predetermined point on, the jury, will vote for who they want to win the game instead of who to eliminate.

{18} On a general basis, our goal is to ensure Tribal Councils last 24 hours from the end of the challenge, but may change at the mods discretion if need be. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE TIMER WHEN POSTED. if a player fails to submit a vote within the given time frame, they will receive a publicly known self-vote. in the event that a player knows he or she will be unable to vote by deadline, that player may notify the moderators and cast a conditional vote to avoid penalization.

{19} The results of Tribal Councils will not be posted before the deadline.

{19a} Unless an extension has been given, votes made after the deadline expires will not be counted, even if Goderators are late to posting results.

{20} The modification of votes after they have been submitted is allowed. Please submit this as a new post, do not edit, edits might be missed. Players are able to change their votes as many times as they want until the deadline expires.

{21} If a player has failed to vote three times, the mods may choose to eliminate that player at their discretion.

BREAKING TIES

{22} In the event of an initial tie, a revote shall take place. Players may only vote for one of the tied players, and all tied individuals may not vote. Reward items may not be used in this revote, but any reward items that have already been played WILL remain in play.

{22a} If a revote is necessary to break a tie, 24 hours will be added to the clock.

{23} If a majority is not met in the revote, all tied players and immune players become instantly immune and the remaining players will draw rocks for elimination. Note that this applies even if, say, a three-way tie becomes a two-way tie. In this scenario, only the players in the two-way tie would be immune for the rock draw. in a Final 4 TC, rocks will not be drawn, and tied players will participate in a tiebreaker challenge.

{23a} IF at any point in the game ALL players are ineligible to be voted for, we will end the TC, any items played at that TC will count as being played and will be lost.

We then go into a fresh new round and a new challenge (an already created backup challenge) All players will play for immunity as per normal and then we go into a TC as per normal

{23b} IF at any point in the game ALL BUT 2 players are ineligible to be voted for (and they are tied for votes), we will go to a revote. If in the revote it is still a tie then the 2 players who are tied for will go straight into the fire-making challenge.

TWISTS

{24} Twists will be implemented without warning or provocation throughout the game. The time and setting of each twist has already been determined, so as to neither give an unfair advantage or disadvantage to a player or group of players.

DIVINE INTERVENTIONS

{25} Divine Interventions are the primary (but not sole) method through which twists will be implemented throughout the game. At pretermined points during the game, the Goderators will randomly select a twist from the spoilered list below to implement across the game. These twists range from simply adding items in the game, to changing communication methods, to even changing the format of the game. However they will only affect the round they occur in, unless otherwise specified. While most players will not know when a Divine Intervention will next occur, you can be certain no back to back rounds will both have them. While the interventions will be randomly selected there will be a way for some players to influence which intervention is chosen. The list of possible divine interventions is as follows:

Spoiler: Divine Interventions
Abbasid Caliphate*--The Islamic Golden Age brought prosperity upon all who experienced it due to an incredible cultural and informational exchange. Similarly, the best performing and worst performing member of each tribe in the next Immunity Challenge will receive a walkie talkie that must be given to someone not on their tribe. These walkie talkies will last for 2 tribes for which neither player is together. Additionally, players will only know what tribe won/lost the challenge, not the individual performance of any member. If this divine intervention has not occurred by the time the merge arrives, it will no longer be selectable as an option.

Byzantine Iconoclasm - The Byzantine Iconoclasm was a period of turmoil in the 8th Century A.D where there was power struggle in the Byzantine church about whether the display of religious idols was heretical. As a result Emperor Leo III banned all religious icons and had many destroyed. Much like those icons, when this divine intervention is selected, all idols held by players will be destroyed.

Council of Nicaea* - The First Council of Nicaea established that the holy trinity are homoousios or “of the same substance”, tonight, two tribes will become of the same substance and attend a joint tribal. If this divine intervention has not occurred by the time the merge arrives, it will no longer be selectable as an option.

Dante’s Inferno** - Much like Dante was granted a view of the afterlife, the player who received the second most votes in the last Tribal Council will get to visit the jury forum, if applicable, for 24 hours. If no one received the second-most votes at the last Tribal Council, nothing will happen. If multiple people tied for the second most (nonzero) votes, all will visit the jury. This divine intervention can not occur until jury begins.

Deuterocanonical Books--Exactly what "counts" as the Christian Scriptures continues to be debated by various Christian denominations. For the next Tribal Council, while idols can still be played, they'll be as relevant as Bel and the Dragon is to Protestants--they will not count.

Dia De Los Muertos** - Dia de los muertos is a Mexican holiday where the dead briefly are allowed to be among the living and their families. As such this round the last 3 eliminated players will return to the game and participate in the following challenge and vote in tribal council (but will not be able to be voted for), after which they will leave. If a "ghost" wins the challenge, then no one will have immunity. This divine intervention can only occur after the merge.

Dolos* - This Greek spirit was a master of cunning deception, craftiness, and treachery. However, he also was an apprentice to the titan (and master of fire) Prometheus. This round, you will be playing in an "Apprentice"ship of your own. You will be randomly split into two groups and must select a leader. The teams will compete in a gauntlet of creative challenges. The winning team will survive elimination, while the losing team's leader must choose two people to join them in the Boardroom. These three Boardroom people must plead their case, and, for the first time ever, a specially-selected judge will send home the person they believe to be the worst performing/least persuasive player, they can use any criteria to determine this. If this divine intervention has not occurred by the time the merge arrives, it will no longer be selectable as an option. This intervention can not occur the same round as a tribe swap.

Eumaeus and Philoetius--Homer’s Odyssey details how Eumaeus and Philoetius helped Odysseus on his journey and eventual return of Ithaca. In honour of these two bros and their friendship, for the next two rounds, the SECOND person to vote for the person who is eliminated in that round (using timestamps) will receive any unused items held by that player. If someone changes their vote, and later votes for the person they were voting for originally, they will move to the “back of the pack” for purposes of counting these votes.

Lancelot and Guinevere--This tale of forbidden love has delighted people for generations. For the next Tribal Council, you'll be able to do something forbidden yourself. In honour of Lancelot's sacrificial love for Guinevere, if you play an idol at the next Tribal Council, you can play it, not just for yourself, but for one other person as well. The idol effect will apply to BOTH people.

Lent--It’s always good to be able to give something up for this Catholic holiday. In this round, if the players/tribe going to Tribal Council choose, they can NOT cast a vote, in exchange for an extra vote which can be cast until the Final Eight Tribal Council. Tribal immunity can be great, but sometimes giving it up can yield an even better reward...

Pyramus and Thisbe* - This Babylonian tale of forbidden love begins with Pyramus and Thisbe separated from each other, talking to each other only through cracks in the walls between their houses. Similarly, you will only be able to talk to those you are separated from. This round you will only be allowed to talk to people on the OTHER tribes in the game. If this divine intervention has not occurred by the time the merge arrives, it will no longer be selectable as an option.

Raksha Bandhan*--This Hindu holiday celebrates brotherhood and love, and literally means “The Bond of Protection”. In this round, the winning/best performing tribe/individual will also go to tribal council. HOWEVER, they will NOT vote someone out. They will instead vote for someone on the losing tribe to be immune. If no one receives a majority (or unique plurality) of the votes from the immune tribe/individuals, no immunity will be given. If immunity is given, it will not extend the deadline for Tribal Council, instead, it will be played as a hidden immunity idol on the person voted for. The best and worst performing tribes WILL be allowed to PM each other. If this divine intervention has not occurred by the time the merge arrives, it will no longer be selectable as an option. This divine intervention also can not be selected until at least 1 tribe swap has occurred.

The Moirai*--These three Greek goddesses assign destinies to people at birth, far in advance of them performing great works. In a like manner, you will be assigning a destiny to a Tribal Council down the road. By the end of the next Tribal Council, cast a vote for someone in the game right now. If you are still alive at the Final Nine, your vote will be read at the Final Nine Tribal Council, in addition to the votes normally cast in that round. Be careful though, your vote will be read whether the person is safe, or was eliminated long before. If this divine intervention has not occurred by the time the merge arrives, it will no longer be selectable as an option.

The Prophet's Hadith - Islamic texts say, among other things, "None of you (truly) believes until he wishes for his brother (or sister) what he wishes for himself." Today, we will put that principle to the test. By the end of this round, each player must choose one other player in the game. If two people pick each other, without anyone else picking them, both parties receive a "Steal-a-Vote" which allows a player to force one person's vote at a Tribal Council to not count, while they themselves cast two votes. However, if either player involved is picked by someone else, they will not receive a Steal-A-Vote. For example, if Tom picks Carrie, Carrie picks Tom, and Reynold picks Tom, Carrie would receive a Steal-A-Vote, no one else involved would.

The Year of Two Winters - It is said that one winter while Paul Bunyan was working it was so cold that words would freeze in mid air, never moving far from where they were said. As such this next tribal the mods will create a list of the players, and you will only be able to talk to the players immediately above and below you on the list (depending on tribe size this may instead be 2 above and 2 below). The people on top/bottom of the list will count as next to each other for the purpose of this round.

Tower of Babel - The Tower of Babel is an Old Testament story which details the hubris of humanity--they thought they could build a tower up to the heavens. Jehovah saw this and was displeased, and confounded their languages. For the next Challenge Phase you must communicate using a language assigned to you by the mods and google translate.

The Defense of Ulster - The defense of Ulster happened when legendary hero Cú Chulainn challenged an entire army to a series of single combats, holding them off for months. In this round, instead of having a challenge and then tribal council, EVERYONE will first attend a 24 hour tribal council where who voted for whom will be PUBLIC. The person who is voted out will then instead have up to 12 hours to challenge one of the people who vote for them to a duel (they are allowed to submit early). Those two will then have 12 hours (though an extension can be granted) to schedule and fight their duel. The loser will be eliminated from the game. The duel will be revealed when this event is selected. This divine intervention cannot occur the round of a tribe swap.

Utnapishtim and the Flood--The Epic of Gilgamesh details the story of Utnapishtim, who, at the behest of the God Ea, builds a boat and saves all the animals of the field from a violent storm. For the whole of this round, players can try their best to rebuild a version of Utnapishtim's boat, depicted in a puzzle. Whoever manages to rebuild Utnapishtim's boat in the fastest time during this round will get to board it and be safe during their next Tribal Council. As they will be trapped in the boat, they will not be able to vote at their next Tribal Council. If the person with the fastest time is voted out during this round, no one will get to board the boat.

Vesak--Vesak is a Buddhist commemoration of the Enlightenment of the Buddha. In the same spirit, each of you will be enlightened as well. The votes of the last Tribal Council will be publicly revealed, as will the votes of the upcoming Tribal Council.

*Can not be selected post merge
** Can not be selected pre merge


COVID-19

{26} Due to the current situation we are adding in some extra rules to this game to help players in need during this time.

{27} If you need an extension at any point in the game please inform a Goderator and we will do our best to accommodate you, no questions asked. Please inform us at the earliest possible time, but please don't abuse this rule. If the request comes in less than 2 hours before results (whether challenge or TC) we may not be able to accommodate this. Likewise if you know you're going to be away from the game for longer than 24 hours please inform us so we can plan ahead.

{28} If for whatever reason you cannot do a challenge please inform us and we will attempt to find a suitable alternative or stand in if we can accommodate. We ask that you contact the Goderators directly so that we can plan accordingly.

{29} Please understand that this virus will also cause some issues for the moderators too, we may need to make some changes to the game if something comes up (such as a website going down). Please be patient with us during this time.

HYDRAS

{30} Up to three hydras may be in this game. Hydras are two users sharing one account. The hydra'd players will be known at the start of the game, and in the application, players can choose whether they'd like to potentially hydra or not. Once one hydra head competes in the first challenge, they must alternate competing in every challenge thereafter.

PARTING WORDS

{31} For reading this far down the page, you get a special treat! You know that there are 21 players in this game.


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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:18 pm

This game has been classified as Complex.
"I would prefer not to." --Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:43 pm

Oh no Aphrodites and Hercules's we are running out of time you'd better sign up by (expired on 2021-06-16 23:00:00). Hurry!!!

The gods await.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:49 pm

Due to some delays (and us wanting to schedule the best start for everyone) it is unlikely that the game will start on the 19th. We will be sending out a scheduling form with casting PMs later today and announcing a day and time as soon as we have a good handle on what works best, we hope for this to be sooner rather than later.
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:25 am

We are still waiting on a handful of response but it seems the game is likely to begin on either June 21st or June 22nd with deadlines around 5 PM PST/8 PM EST/1 AM BST though this is subject to change.
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:29 pm

After consulting the availability of the players, replacements and moderators, the game will begin on June 22nd, 2021 at 6 PM PST/9PM EST.
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