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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:53 pm

[DEFCON Mafia 2.0]

"Everybody dies. Again."

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[NOARD SYSTEM] ...
[NORAD SYSTEM] System booting up...
[NORAD SYSTEM] Verifying architecture integrity...
[NORAD SYSTEM] Checking login credentials...
[NORAD SYSTEM] Connecting to network...
[NORAD SYSTEM] Done.
[NORAD SYSTEM] Looking for default scan range...
[NORAD SYSTEM] None found. Standing by for manual user input...

...


"I question your decision to put the systems back online."
"Yeah, I always knew you weren't a fan of national security."
"Oh please. It's poor taste. How can we justify strategic arms limitation talks while simultaneously arming ourselves to the teeth?"
"They're limitation talks. Not shut-down-everything talks. America will not be a sitting duck."
"I don't care what the media is calling them now. It sends a bad political message."
"It's called being prepared. It was never a crime to be prepared."
"It's like going to a diplomatic meeting wearing a bulletproof vest. It's not a crime, but it sure as hell makes it look like you expect one."
"Well, if the other players are carrying guns, that's not a half-bad idea."
"It puts us in a neverrending cycle."
"I disagree. But we'll see what the President says."
"Indeed."

...


The larger sequel to DEFCON Mafia 1.0, this game is loosely modeled off the vector-graphics game DEFCON, a cold-war era nuclear warfare simulator. Players will assume the roles of military commanders who must balance the age-old military strategy of playing defensively and ensuring self-preservation against using conventional warfare to gain the upper hand against the opportunity to first strike and annihilate an opponent. Every player will have a role, and what role each player has is partially determined by the player's themselves using a blend of self-selection and a choice ranking system. Strong teamwork, coordination, and a level head will be critical for victory.

Signup warning: This game is advanced. You must have completed at least three games on mafiascum to play. Moreover, because this game has both self-selection and real-time sensitivity elements, the negative impacts of replacements will be particularly harmful. Please refrain from joining if you do not think you will be able to keep up throughout.

Setup info: The setup is OPEN. You can read the complete rules set in the post below.

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[Moderation]

Moderator: AlmasterGM
Backup Moderator: Andrius
Reviewer: Vi

[Players]

1) Percy
2) SpyreX
3) SocioPath
4) AurorusVox
5) Fate
6) VasudeVa
7) Faraday
8) RedCoyote
9) Toogeloo
10) chesskid3
11) bobsnox
12) Jed Cooper
13) Katsuki
14) gandalf5166
15) Jack
16) danakillsu
17) bunnylover
18) Internet Stranger
19) Baby Spice
20) Kitoari

[Replacements]

1) Vi
2) xvart
3) Zodiark13
Last edited by AlmasterGM on Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:24 pm, edited 29 times in total.

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:53 pm

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[General Rules]

1) All site-wide rules apply.
2) Unless your role PM permits you to do so, do not discuss this game with any player outside the game thread.
3) Do not edit or delete posts.
4) Do not post in the thread when dead. A single "bah" post with no game-related content is permitted.
5) All posts must be readable. Using smaller-than-normal text, invisible text, or external encryption and decryption tools to hide information in your posts is prohibited. This includes any posts made in quicktopics.
6) Do not quote any communication you have with the moderator, including timestamps. Careful paraphrasing is acceptable. Please contact me first if you are unsure of whether a post will violate this rule.
7) Inactivity kills games. Please be considerate and play the game you signed up for. If you do not post every 48 hours, you will be prodded. If you do not post 24 hours after that, you will be replaced. If you receive 3 or more prods, you may be automatically replaced without additional warning at the moderator's discretion. Please notify me if you will be V/LA.
8) Blue is the reserved moderator color. Please refrain from using it. Black will also be used by the moderator. It, however, is not reserved.
9) To cast a vote, post a bolded Vote: PLAYERNAME command in the thread. Unvotes are appreciated, but not mandatory.
10) A player will be lynched when they have received a majority of votes. Once a majority has been reached, all players may still converse until the moderator arrives to close the thread, but no game actions may be taken (including nuclear launches).
11) If no player reaches a majority of votes by the deadline, a no-lynch will occur.
12) If you do not wish to lynch, you may Vote: No lynch just like a normal vote on a player.
13) This is a full reveal game. Upon death, that player’s alignment and any abilities they had will be flipped.
14) There is zero-tolerance for using subterfuge or deception with the moderator commands (posting Nuke: PLAYERNAME when you do not possess a missile silo in nuclear launch mode, for example). Violations of this rule are punishable by modkill on the first offense.
15) Flavor is written for your enjoyment only and has absolutely no relation to in-game alignment. Analyze it at your own risk.

[Setup]

There are 14 American players.
Spoiler: "United States of America Role PM"
[BEGIN MESSSAGE]

[CLEARENCE LEVEL: TOP SECRET]
[RECEPIENT: [PLAYER NAME]]

Welcome to DEFCON Mafia 2.0, [PLAYERNAME]! You are a well-established and important member of the American government. Although the nation breathed a sigh of relief when the Cold War ended, the battle was never really over – hate still hung between Washington and Moscow. In addition, a new contender soon rose to power on the global playground – the People's Republic of China. The PRC, armed with a massive population, strong economy, and most importantly, a sizeable nuclear arsenal and military, has been aggressively expanding and clashing with the US. Although US soil is oceans away from both of these superpowers, their looming encroachment makes you uneasy. You must do everything in your power to defend the American way of life from these threats.

You are aligned with the United States of America. You win if, for 72 hours, all threats to the USA have been neutralized and at least one member of your faction remains alive.

Please confirm in the game thread, located [url]here.[/url]. Good luck!

[END MESSAGE]


There are 3 Chinese players.
Spoiler: "People's Republic of China Role PM"
[BEGIN MESSAGE]

[CLEARENCE LEVEL: TOP SECRET]
[RECEPIENT: [PLAYERNAME]]

Welcome to DEFCON Mafia 2.0, [PLAYERNAME]! You are a high-ranking Chinese military officer. For centuries, your nation has endured the weight of imperialism. With the rise of the modern era, however, it finally broke free of its oppressor’s chains and revolted against their entire way of life. Since then, your country has enjoyed astronomical population, economic, and military growth - and it's hungry for more. Standing in your way is the United States. The majority of their citizens do not even know what real work is, and there government is a massive corrupt mess. Knock them off their high horse and give them a little taste of their own imperialistic medicine. And take down Russia too, while you’re at it – you do communism better than they do, anyway.

[PLAYERNAME] and [PLAYERNAME] are your fellow Chinese compatriots. You may communicate with them at anytime here: [URL]. You are reminded that communications are not always secure.

You are aligned with the People’s Republic of China. You win if, for 72 hours, all threats to the PRC have been neutralized and at least one member of your faction remains alive.

Please confirm in the game thread, located [url]here.[/url]. Good luck!

[END MESSAGE]


There are 3 Russian players.
Spoiler: "Russian Federation Role PM"
[BEGIN MESSAGE]

[CLEARENCE LEVEL: TOP SECRET]
[RECEPIENT: [PLAYERNAME]]

Welcome to DEFCON Mafia, [PLAYERNAME]! You are a high-ranking Russian general. Ever since the United States dropped the first pair of atomic bombs in 1945 and took the helm of the “western world,” you have been jealous of their status as the world’s only hyper-super power. Even more embarrassing than constantly playing catch-up in the nuclear race, though, was Russia's partial collapse at the end of the Cold War. You want to destroy the evils of capitalism, bring a bounty of goodness to your people, and see Russia restored to its former glory. To do this, the USA must be crushed. You also plan on obliterating China along the way, who you see as a massive liability and a traitor to the Marxist and Leninist philosophies. Fortunately, in order to get through this massive undertaking, you have a motto: “Take no prisoners, comrades.”

[PLAYERNAME] and [PLAYERNAME] are your fellow Russian operatives. You may communicate with them at any time here: [URL]. You are reminded that communications are not always secure.

You are aligned with the Russian Federation. You win if, for 72 hours, all threats to the Russian Federation have been neutralized and at least one member of your faction remains alive.

Please confirm in the game thread, located [url]here[/url]. Good luck!

[END MESSAGE]


[Game Phases]

This game will be divided into traditional day and night phases as well as a series of levels of “military alertness,” known as DEFCON. The levels and their various characteristics are as follows:

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DEFCON 5Normal readiness – 72 hours.
a) Discussion and confirmation only. Votes cannot yet be cast.
b) Players with private communication channels (quicktopics) may talk openly.

DEFCON 4Increased intelligence watch and strengthened security measures – 72 hours.
a) Discussion only. Votes cannot yet be cast.
b) Players must submit their deployment choices (missile silo, offensive troops, or defensive troops) via PM.
c) Players with private communication channels (quicktopics) may talk openly.

DEFCON 3Increase in force readiness above that required for normal readiness – Two weeks or until lynch.
a) Players may cast votes.
b) Following a lynch, a 48 hour night phase will occur.
c) During night phases, players may use any activated abilities they have.
d) All militaries switch to encrypted callsigns. Players with private communication channels may still talk openly at any time, but any messages sent during the day phase have a 10% chance of their contents being intercepted and posted publically in the thread.

DEFCON 2Further increase in force readiness, but less than maximum readiness – Two weeks or until lynch.
a) The PRC and the Russian Federation each gain the following activated ability: Stealth Bomber: In preparation for your campaign against the Americans, your military aerospace engineers have outfitted your Air Force with the cutting edge in stealth technology. You are capable of conducting air strikes anywhere in the world with precise and deadly force. {Kill target player.}
b) All other characteristics are identical to DEFCON 3.

DEFCON 1Maximum readiness – Two weeks or until lynch, repeating.
a) Nuclear launch becomes available to all players deploying missile silos in nuclear launch mode.
b) The game continues as normal in this DEFCON, cycling through the night and day phases, until a win condition has been achieved.
c) All other characteristics are identical to DEFCON 2.

[DEFCON 4 Specific Procedures]

During DEFCON 4, players choose what forms of military they wish to deploy – a missile silo, offensive troops, or defensive troops.

Missile silo

An unlimited number of players may choose to deploy a missile silo. Silos operate in one of two modes – nuclear launch mode, and anti-ballistic missile mode. Silos are deployed in nuclear launch mode by default. During the night phase, you may opt change the mode your silo is deployed in by PMing the mod.

Nuclear launch mode:

As the commander of a nuclear facility, you have the red button. One little push and a wave of destruction like no other will be unleashed upon the world. {Once per day, if the game is in DEFCON 1, you may attempt to kill another player by posting the command Nuke: PLAYERNAME in the thread. It will take 72 hours for any nuke to hit its target. Players may abort nuclear launches by posting Abort launch in the thread up to 48 hours after launch. Nuclear strikes continue regardless of whether the game is in day or night phase, or whether the launching player is still alive (note, however, that if the game enters night phase, a launch cannot be recalled as the thread will be locked)}.

Anti-Ballistic missile mode:

The ABM missile systems are counter-ICBM rockets designed to shoot down incoming enemy warheads. {The first nuclear launch made against you each day will fail.}


Troops

If you choose to deploy troops, you must choose whether to deploy them offensively, which grants you an activated ability, or defensively, which grants you a passive ability. Active abilities can be used during the night phases; passive abilities are constantly in effect. Unlike missile silos, which can switch between firing modes, armies take significant time to deploy. Your initial choice is permanent for the entire game.

Only one instance of each activated and passive abilities exists. If multiple players desire the same ability, a randomization system will be used to distribute it. It is highly recommended that you send a list of multiple choices ranked by preference in case you do not receive your first choice. If you do not send me a preference by the time DEFCON 3 begins (either because you sent me nothing OR you sent only a single activated ability choice and you did not win it), a missile silo will automatically be deployed for you.

Available Activated Abilities:

Fighter: The fast and lightweight fighter is easily able to penetrate enemy territory, making it the perfect craft for reconnaissance. {I will reveal to you whether target player has deployed a missile silo, offensive troops, or defensive troops}.

Espionage: Knowing is half the battle, and when a nation needs to know, it relies on its clandestine organizations like the CIA, MI6, or the KGB to get the job done. {Choose a faction you are NOT aligned with. I will reveal to you whether target player is aligned with that faction or not.}

Aircraft Carrier: The monstrous aircraft carrier is capable of parking itself just outside territorial waters, allowing it to shoot down enemy troops or ICBMs before they leave enemy territory and become a threat to the globe. {All abilities activated by target player fail. During the following day, all nuclear launches made by target player fail.}

Battleship: Mobile, hidden in the wide open sea away from population centers, capable of withstanding even the most directed air strikes, and armed with an array of incredibly powerful weapons, a battleship is one of the safest places on the planet. {Until the next night phase, the first time target player would be eliminated, that player survives instead. You cannot target yourself.}

Radar: The night may be dark, but your radar screen is neon green. And it’s hard to miss stuff flashing in neon green. {I will inform you of who target player targets, if anyone. Note: The Stealth Bomber is a shared activated ability and cannot be detected.}

Available Passive Abilities:

Submarine: Silent and deadly, a submerged nuclear submarines can survive for months without surfacing and can creep incredibly close to enemy shores without being detected. {You may launch nuclear weapons as though you possessed a missile silo in nuclear launch mode without revealing yourself as the aggressor.}

Eavesdrop: A crucial part of the Allies’ success during WWII was its ability to crack into German communications. It worked then. Why wouldn’t it work now? {In DEFCON 3 or below, every time a member of an opposing faction communicates with another member of its faction privately during the night, there is a 10% chance the message will be intercepted and its contents PM’d to you. During the day, this possibility increases to 30%.}

Air Base: Capable of deploying a wide variety of response aircraft within seconds and fortified to the brink, any infrastructure surrounding the air base becomes incredibly difficult to penetrate. {You are immune to all non-nuclear activated abilities (this includes the Stealth Bomber).}

Fallout Shelter: Duck and cover is for novices. {You are immune to nuclear strikes.}

Fail Safe: Courtesy of Dr Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.{If you are targeted by a player with a nuclear launch, you automatically launch a nuclear weapon targeting the player targeting you. Your launch cannot be recalled or prevented}.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:08 pm

/confirming pre-in!

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:30 pm

/LAUNCH THE FUCKING MISSILES
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:30 pm

/in like a drunk mothafucka.
:]

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:12 pm

I'd like to in for this, but I'd prefer to do so with a partner.

Anyone looking for a chatty hydra partner ... :)
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:19 pm

^^ THE DOCTOR DOESN'T LIKE NUKES.
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:34 pm

Yo I'm here.
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:51 pm

/in
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:07 pm

.in
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:30 pm

/in

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:04 pm

/in to nuke some bitches.

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:26 pm

/in

But I still prefer my old Colt .45 to any new fangled weapon... :igmeou:
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:36 pm

Rule number 10 may need some bolding (the end part about no nuclear launches), or maybe I'm just dense...
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:48 pm

Jed Cooper wrote:Rule number 10 may need some bolding (the end part about no nuclear launches), or maybe I'm just dense...

Considering somebody tried to do it last game, that's not a bad suggestion.

There will also be a rules FAQ posted in the game thread with answers to all questions asked last game.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:38 pm

NUKE: EVERYONE

/in
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:43 pm

/in

I'll probably read all those rules tomorrow >.>

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:44 pm

nooooooooooo

Why must this game start right before my mafia hiatus??? :(
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:46 am

Mod wrote:"Everybody dies. Again."


:mrgreen: Loving the updated flavor.

Mod wrote:5) All posts must be readable. Using smaller-than-normal text, invisible text, or external encryption and decryption tools to hide information in your posts is prohibited. This includes any posts made in quicktopics.


Oh, good. Some of us (namely just me) are too dumb to use this properly. Although it gives the game a certain charm, logistically it really put the breaks on an otherwise very intense game.

/in

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:25 am

SaintKerrigan wrote:nooooooooooo

Why must this game start right before my mafia hiatus??? :(


Postponement is obviously in order here. :D

Playyyyyyy
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:38 am

Sveiki, draugai.

I am confirming that the President of Lithuania, Andrius Kairys, shall be watching over the game, and should "God" (Comedy of Whims, anyone? ;)) AlmasterGM befall some horrific accident, I shall be here to maintain order. (Order is defined loosely, as this game still functions "orderly" whilst nukes roam the skies.)

Sėkmės!

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:39 am

On a side note, SK should play, gandalf is still stalking me, and I'm glad to see all of you from 1.0 (minus Darth Fate). :P
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:40 am

So desperately want to confirm my pre-in. Worried that I'm already in two large games atm. What do? <3 or </3?
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:07 am

^ Get in.
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:01 am

Hey AV, if you aren't getting in this game I'll be VERY disappointed. YOU HEAR?

confirming /in.
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