The Mafiascum Challenge Circuit

For large social games such as Survivor where the primary mechanic is social interaction.
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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 2:24 pm

Since people take the Survivor ELOs seriously for some reason, I decided to come up with a new system to honor a different type of Large Social Game that probably shouldn't be included with Survivor: challenge-based games. The criteria for a game to fit into this system are loosely as follows:

  1. The game qualifies as a Large Social Game. Usually some social element is involved, whether that means voting people into elimination, choosing who is safe from elimination, or multiple challenges with social politicking as a primary skill.
  2. The primary method of elimination is through challenges, rather than being voted out.
  3. There are generally 2 or more challenges every round of play, but this doesn't necessarily need to be true.
  4. The winner(s) at the end of the game is determined through a challenge.
At the moment, the games included in the player ranking are Kingdom Clash, Pokemon Colosseum, and Clash of the Mash 2016. Players are given dollar amounts in each game based on how many rounds they lasted, with larger prize pools for larger games, and poker distributions of prizes, generally.

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If there are any games I left out, please let me know! I feel that challenge-based games are underrepresented in the queue, and I would love to see an increase in them. :)
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 2:26 pm

I'm not last hooray

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 2:45 pm

what about the first half of MLS
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 4:36 pm

In post 2, hiplop wrote:what about the first half of MLS


I was gonna say...

I can't wait for World Cup to join this!

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 5:15 pm

I think Mario Endurance should also be on the list of games this fits
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 5:38 pm

I was very back-and-forth about Mario Endurance, considering how the elimination "challenges" are all just rock paper scissors. I guess they don't have to be skill-based challenges though?
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 5:53 pm

Each of the The List games too, maybe? I think that ends with a challenge.

EDIT: And RSX

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 7:43 pm

Around half of the RSX rounds had people being voted out unfortunately, I wouldn't quite count it here
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 8:11 pm

Does this mean cutthroat is coming soon
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 9:16 pm

If Genius Games were ever run it would fit here.

I need to see if Lady L wants help with that...

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Fri May 26, 2017 9:56 pm

The Genius would absolutely fit here! :)

Also I should probably go make an announcement about Cutthroat ty
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sat May 27, 2017 11:33 pm

Pokemon Arena 1 perhaps?

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sun May 28, 2017 12:28 am

In post 0, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:The winner(s) at the end of the game is determined through a challenge.

it's a very niche market
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sun May 28, 2017 8:21 am

Yeah I momentarily forgot that had a FTC.

(Can we please get more games like this though?)

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sun May 28, 2017 9:10 am

That's what I'm hoping for with this thread! :D
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sun May 28, 2017 12:16 pm

Klick being first is not surprising
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Mon May 29, 2017 1:23 am

I am not 7th place at this. Nope. Nope. Nope.
I'm a jack of all trades and a master of one. I may not be the best but I can still whoop ass.

Get to know an ani!

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Mon May 29, 2017 2:17 am

you're that high becauseyou're one of 2 people that played in all 3 games that have been listed there.
and the majority of players have also only done 1.
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 2:17 pm

It was a long time ago, but wouldn't Gypsy technically count here? I remember the end was a challenge, but I don't remember how it worked. It was Ani's game so I'm sure he can explain better.
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 3:12 pm

It was basically tweaked RAF where one side had an AI thaf did damage but was dumb.
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 4:27 pm

That's a great call actually, xof! I'm adding it to the ranking. :)
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 5:22 pm

It was Monty's first game while he was still Monty :)
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MattyP: Ur an enigma tho when it comes to circadian rhythm and the traditions we hold dear when it comes to the sun and the moon
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue May 30, 2017 8:09 pm

I know, I entered him in as PrivateI anyways though ;)
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Wed May 31, 2017 12:11 am

wouldn't the Endurance game i ran count as a challenge game
get to know a reckoner

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Wed May 31, 2017 12:37 am

Yeah I think Endurance qualifies, my only gripe was the Temple of Fate being essentially rock-paper-scissors, but I think Endurance fits the rest of the criteria well enough to make up for that.
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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