Just Play the Hits uPick - Video Killed the Radio Star

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:05 pm

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a geriatric large theme uPick
moderated & created by: xRECKONERx
reluctant backup moderator: PenguinPower
review & design squadron: Alisae, MathBlade


STILL DANCING (LIVING PLAYERS):
Spoiler:
Sir Elton Hercules John Untrod Tripod alt
CooLDoG
Gamma Emerald
hebichan
Chara replaces Assemblerotws
pirate mollie

BUMPED FROM THE CHARTS (DEAD PLAYERS):
Spoiler:
Napoleon III | Ariana Grande | Aligned with the Town | Lynched D1
Deathnote | Awolnation | Aligned with the Town | Killed N1
Kublai Khan | Faith Hill | Aligned with the Town | Killed N1
Mathdino | Camila Cabello | Aligned with the Town | Lynched D2
Venmar | Gorillaz | Aligned with the Town | Killed N2
Espeonage | Avril Lavgine | Aligned with the Town | Lynched D3
Varsoon | Soulja Boy | Aligned with the Town | Killed N3
Vaxkiller | Destiny's Child | Aligned with the Town | Killed N3
Titus | Kendrick Lamar | Aligned with the Town | Lynched D4
CooLDoG | Nickelback | a Serial Killer | killed Night 4
Chara | Katy Perry | aligned with the Town | was endgamed
Gamma Emerald | Black Eyed Peas | aligned with the Town | was endgamed

DMCA TAKEDOWN (MODKILLED):
Spoiler:
nobody, hopefully

IMPORTANT THINGS (GAME EVENTS):
Spoiler: VoteCount Settings
priorVCNumber=5
url=https://forum.mafiascum.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=75175
playerList=Sir Elton Hercules John{Sir EJH+Elton John+UT+Untrod Tripod},Varsoon,CooLDoG,Napoleon III,Gamma Emerald,Gödel{Godel},DeathNote,Mathdino,Venmar,SleepyKrew{Skrew},Espeonage,hebichan,Assemblerotws,pirate mollie,Vaxkiller
replacementList=Gödel:Kublai Khan{KK},Assemblerotws:Chara,SleepyKrew:Titus
moderatorNames=xRECKONERx
dayStartNumbers=0,541,864,1130
color=#00BF00
cleanDay=true
deadline=2018-03-30 07:15:00 -5.00
deadList=DeathNote-1,Kublai Khan-1,Venmar-2,Varsoon-3,Vaxkiller-3
voteOverrides=
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:40 pm

GAME RULES


GERIATRIC RULES
Spoiler:
This game is played under a Geriatric ruleset. This means that posting frequency is restricted as follows:

Every player is allowed a maximum of 10 posts in a 24 hour period. In the 24 hour period immediately preceding a deadline, players are allowed a maximum of 15 posts. The definition of a 24 hour period is from midnight eastern to midnight eastern.
Every player starts with a reserve of 20 additional posts. Any posts above the daily limit are subtracted from this reserve.
Players who deplete their reserve will receive a warning. Any further infractions after that will incur mod punishment.
If a player has hit the daily limit and depleted their reserve, they are allowed one naked vote change per real life Day.

General Geriatric Posting Guidelines
Know how to let off the gas. Momentum is important, but this is not a race. This is a game of cooperation - make sure you don't leave anyone behind.
Don't forget you're always speaking to everyone. One-on-one conflicts have their place, but they can quickly take over a thread - and nobody is interested in spectating five pages of others arguing. You don't need to have the last word - if you're stuck making the same arguments to the same people, let the thread breathe and give others a chance to weigh in.
Compose your thoughts. Before submitting a post, reread yourself and cut, edit, and format your message. Make sure your point is clear, and highlight any arguments you make. For example, distinguish separate subjects with expandable spoilers or area tags.
As an overly general rule, any post that is shorter than three sentences is too short, and any post that doesn't fit on a single computer screen is too long.


SPECIAL MECHANICS:

SYMMETRIC ABILITIES
Spoiler:
Each role in the game was given a "negative" ability, a "targeted" ability, and a "passive/self" ability.


ABILITY USAGE
Spoiler:
You may not use your "targeted" or "passive/self" abilities until you have used your negative ability.


AUTOMATED VOTECOUNTER GAME
Spoiler:
This game uses an automated vote counter of my Mathblade's making. While it does try to detect misspellings etc, it is strongly suggested that you use proper tags and validate vote counts because this is a new vote counter. I will also be going through by hand, but please due to the fast time limits don't spam it please.


GAME DESIGN PROCESS
Spoiler:
This game was designed as follows.
1. Each player was given one of the artists they submitted.
2. I chose three song titles for each artist to represent their three abilities.
3. Player alignments were randomized.
4. A pool of abilities were brainstormed between myself and Alisae.
5. Abilities were slotted into song titles where I could make the flavor somewhat fit.


GENERAL RULES:
Spoiler:
1) Starting and Ending States: All roles that can communicate at night may do during pregame. The game will end when one faction has fulfilled its win condition, unless otherwise specified.
2) Day Procedures: Each player may discuss the game and cast a single vote at a time against people they want to lynch. Day ends when either the deadline hits or a strict majority of the votes are on one person.
3) Voting: Votes should be in bold in order for them to count, for instance: Vote: xRECKONERx. You may also use the [vote] tags if you desire. If you wish to vote for a different player, you don't need to unvote.
3b) Voting Formatting: We are using an automatic vote counter this game. Put a colon (:) after the word "Vote". The vote counter will miss it if you don't. Also, use full usernames or at least something very close. While it does try to detect misspellings etc, it is strongly suggested that you use proper tags and validate vote counts Any attempt to flagrantly violate this rule to gain an advantage or fake-hammer will result in a modkill.
4) No Lynch: As an alternative to voting for someone, you may Vote: No Lynch, but for it to take effect, enough players must vote No Lynch that it would be impossible to form any other majority.
5) Deadlines: Each gameday will have a deadline of two weeks, unless I decide game issues have caused the need for an extension. I will try to keep a deadline warning in every vote count, but if I don't, it's your job to check the day start post to keep track of the deadline.
6) Mass Inactivity: In an act of pure villainy, I may shorten the deadline if I deem the activity level is unsatisfactory. You will be warned if I want you to pick up the pace before I shorten the deadline.
7) Deadline Lynches: If no single player has enough votes for a lynch at the deadline, the result is No Lynch and the game proceeds to Night. Deadlines are there for a reason.


DURING THE NIGHT:
Spoiler:
8) Twilight: After someone receives the majority vote, everyone may still discuss the game, but votes and unvotes will not be considered - the person voted for by the majority will be lynched regardless. Twilight will last until I waltz in and post a death scene (which can be quite short, but never really long). A quick poke on Discord or via text message will get me to the thread fast.
9) Night Length and Procedures: The topic will be locked at Night. If your Role PM specifies that you have a Night Action, you may follow the instructions on that PM to use it. Barring extenuating circumstances, nights will not last longer than 3 RL days.
9b) Accelerated Nights: If every living player PMs me at night and says they wish to accelerate the night phase, I will end night phase upon receiving all actions instead of the typical 72 hour deadline.
10) Night Action Resubmission: If you have to PM a choice to the mod (i.e. the name of someone you want to kill/protect/investigate), you may change your choice at any time during the Night by sending The Mod another PM with the new choice. The most recent choice will be honored when night deadline hits.
11) Night Action Priority: This game will use natural action resolution, unless otherwise stated by the mod. Specific questions about night action resolution will be referred back to this post or your role PM.


PLAYER ETIQUETTE:
Spoiler:
12) Bolding Stuff: Bolding something is how you get the mod to notice it. It's that simple.
13) Mod Color: If the mod needs to edit your post, it will be done in bolded, green font. Don't impersonate me, or I'll cut off your thumbs and feed them to you.
14) Activity, Prods, and Replacements: You will be prodded if two days have passed since your last post. If I check in and you had, say, 50 hours of inactivity but you've since posted, you will not be issued a prod... but I check in pretty frequently. If you are prodded three times or do not respond to a prod within 24 hours (meaning posting in thread), you will be replaced (and probably blacklisted).
14b) Vacation / Limited Access: Real life comes up and mafia games take a long time. If you're going to be inactive for an extended amount of time, feel free to post a V/LA in thread. However, in order for the V/LA to be recognized, please be sure to set your inactivity in your UCP (User Control Panel -> Vacation / Limited Access tab) as prods/activity checks are done from the Activity Overview.
15) Hydra/alt requirements: Usually, hydras and alts are banned from my games. If they are allowed, I do not tolerate excessive account slipping. There's no hard and fast number or ratio on this, but don't be surprised if you get force-replaced if you can't seem to ever post from the right account.
16) "Bah!" Posts: If your player slot is killed off, it's probably because people don't want you around. Unless your role specifically states you can keep talking/voting/playing Monopoly with me, you are allowed one informationless "bah" post and then scram til endgame. Special mechanics can of course overlap.
17) Outside Discussion: Don't discuss this game outside of this thread with anyone unless your Role PM lets you do otherwise.
18) Post Editing: Editing or deleting posts is not allowed (and usually not possible). Doublepost with your changes instead. I will modkill for a single abuse of this rule.
19a) Mod and PM quoting: For role PMs, If you quote it, you will be modkilled. You can send me the reformulation (I'm pretty loose with reformulation) and I will tell you if posting it is allowed or if it needs further modifications. If you quote a PM from me, you will be modkilled. I would advise avoiding discussion related to role PM wording as that's a quick way for a flurry of modkills to hit the game.
19b) PTs and Private Communication: If it is a moderator provided method of communication (i.e., neighbor QT, or masons who use AIM) do not quote it in the thread. Obviously, do not provide links to the PT in any way shape or form.
20) Modkills: Breaking any of the above rules (or flagrantly violating Rule 16) will result in you getting modkilled. Modkills can be retroactive. If a living player breaks any of these rules, the day may or may not end, depending on what would disadvantage that player's faction the most. In addition, getting modkilled results in an instant loss for that player, along with my general hatred. In short, follow the rules, don't be a dick.
21) Small/Invisible text: Don't use hidden messages or shit like that. Don't use cryptology (breadcrumbs are fine). I will fuck you up for fucking with my game.
22) Win Mentality: Play to win.
23) Policy: Have fun. Or else. And remember, it's a game - keep it classy and don't take things personally; everyone's doing what they have to to win.
24) Setup Design: See above special setup design section.


SAMPLE TOWN ROLE PM:
Spoiler:
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Radiohead
You are aligned with the Town.

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You win if all threats to the town have been eliminated and at least one town-aligned player is alive.
NEGATIVE

No Surprises
1-Shot Negative Ability


With no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent


Further flavor/ability descriptions go here.
TARGETED

15 Step
1-Shot Targeted Ability


How come I end up where I started?
How come I end up where I went wrong?
Won't take my eyes off the ball again
You reel me out then you cut the string


Further flavor/ability descriptions go here.
SELF/PASSIVE

Burn The Witch
1-Shot Self/Passive Ability


This is a low flying panic attack
Sing a song on the jukebox that goes
Burn the witch! Burn the witch!
We know where you live


Further flavor/ability descriptions go here.
Please confirm by posting in the game thread.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:51 pm

ROLE PMs ARE OUT.

24 hours to confirm.

The game will begin when 12/15 players have confirmed.

IT IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED YOU READ THE SPECIAL MECHANICS!
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:55 pm

Heyheyhey, confirming my role yo
Get to know an Emerald! Stop by sometime, would you kindly? ♪

"Will you be my ally, or do you long for death?"

SleepyKrew
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:58 pm

confirm
To be clear: this is not allowed

Espeonage
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:59 pm

Confirm
I sit with Kison.
You can't sit with us.

Mathdino
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:03 pm

Confirm that I love my flavour <3

Sir Elton Hercules John
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:06 pm

ready for my comeback tour, babies

pirate mollie
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:13 pm

/confirm
whew!

Gamma Emerald
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:14 pm

o rite I played with mollie before in a micro
sorry for being a dumdum in tha past
Get to know an Emerald! Stop by sometime, would you kindly? ♪

"Will you be my ally, or do you long for death?"

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:17 pm

Looks like some people's role PMs are getting cut off on certain devices. If you need a stripped down/reformatted PM, please let me know.
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:24 pm

I just quote replied and read it from there.
I sit with Kison.
You can't sit with us.

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:31 pm

/confirm
Vaxkiller is not anti-vaccine, he is a killer of Vax machines.

Games played.

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:39 pm

Zooming out on desktop apparently helps if you have this issue.
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Varsoon
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:08 pm

Confirming.
Yes, if you use tables for Role PMs, Reckoner, you have to do a text-only writeup because small resolutions will cut them off. This happens to phoneposters a lot.
I love the role formatting and the look of everything. Very concise design. Good stuff.

Assemblerotws
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:05 pm

Confirm.
Show

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:55 pm

Aristophanes has indicated he wants to play this game under his alt, Napoleon III. My apologies for missing that!

Also, we're at 11/15 confirmed. Going to go ahead and start Day 1, because I'd rather not have you guys miss a whole night of posting.
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:06 am

LABEL EXEC: ...no, no, no! Fuck everything, this won't do!

A vase smashes into the wall.

LABEL EXEC: You five waltzed in here looking like some kind of Backstreet Boys on meth, and you think I have fucking time for this shit!?

Thom, Ed, Philip, Jonny, and Colin stare blankly at the hotheaded, puffy man in front of them.

LABEL EXEC: You waste my time with this weirdo anxiety music? ME!? I can't make money off of this. You just played a song that was twelve goddamn minutes long! THREE POINT THREE OH. THREE AND A HALF MINUTES. That's the golden rule.

They stare back, blank again.

LABEL EXEC: And if you can't make me money, what fucking use are you? SECURITY!

A bunch of nameless goons in dark suits rush into the room and apprehend the five guys standing there.

GOON: Whattya want us to do with 'em, chief?

The exec, veins bursting, loosens his tie as sweat beads around his forehead.

LABEL EXEC: What do you fucking think I want you to do with them? Throw them out of the goddamned window. America has spoken.

xRECKONERx | Radiohead | Neutral Mod Flavor Character | Thrown from the 52nd floor Day 0

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Not Voting (15): Sir Elton Hercules John, Varsoon, CooLDoG, Napoleon III, Gamma Emerald, Gödel, DeathNote, Mathdino, Venmar, SleepyKrew, Espeonage, hebichan, Assemblerotws, pirate mollie, Vaxkiller

With 15 alive it takes 8 to lynch.

Day 1 deadline is in (expired on 2018-03-05 07:15:00)


Day One has begun!
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:07 am

handicapping myself by wasting a post
To be clear: this is not allowed

Sir Elton Hercules John
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:20 am

vote skrew

Espeonage
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:52 am

Vintage 2010 page 1 wagon.

vote: sleepykrew
I sit with Kison.
You can't sit with us.

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:03 am

Standard badly reasoned counterwagon.

VOTE: Espeonage
Sheep!

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:28 am

Confirming :)
Geriatric Alt of Aristophanes

Vive la France!

Varsoon
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:18 am

Mollie, can I trust you?

VOTE: Espeonage
I'm going to sheep this.

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:27 am

Mollie tell me who to vote
Get to know an Emerald! Stop by sometime, would you kindly? ♪

"Will you be my ally, or do you long for death?"

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