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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:09 pm

Welcome to the Newbie Game Queue!
List Moderator: UpTooLate
A big thank you to the previous Newbie List Moderators: Mr. Flay, singersigner, Vel-Rahn Koon, and Mina!



Newbie Game Specific Information:Newbie games allow both new and seasoned Mafia players to more seamlessly transition into playing elsewhere onsite. We recommend all new users start here, even if they have previous Mafia experience.

To join a game, please reply to this thread with something along the lines of "/in for next". You'll be added to the queue usually within a day or two, and your game will start as soon as it's full. Upcoming games will be full when there is one Inexperience-Challenged (IC) player, two Semi-Experienced (SE) player(s), and six Newbie players available. More/less ICs and SEs may be used in any given game to relieve a backlog on those specific areas of the Queue.

Below you'll find a list of recommended links to peruse while waiting for your first game. These can be helpful in getting you started on the right foot, so definitely check them out!



Types of Players and Their RequirementsThere are three types of players in a Newbie Game; New Players, Semi-Experienced (SE) players, and Inexperience-Challenged (IC) players.

You may join the queue as a New Player if:
  • This is your first game on site.
  • You have not completed 2 Newbie games from the beginning (replacing in after Day 1 does not count towards this).
Keep in mind, brand new players may only play in one Newbie Game at a time.
Brand new players may either play a Newbie game from scratch or replace into an existing Newbie game for your first game.
Once you are out of your first Newbie game (by lynch, night kill, or the end of the game) you may sign up for a second Newbie game.
Once you have played two Newbie games from scratch you are no longer allowed to play Newbie games (except as a replacement) until you play a game outside The Road to Rome, thereby qualifying as an SE player. See the SE section below for more information.

Although RL interfering with Mafia occasionally is understandable, since newbie slots are intended for players who are new to the site rather than who replace out of too many games to be considered experienced, joining four or more games will disqualify you from newbie slots even if you replace out before playing most of them to completion.

You may join the queue as an SE if:
  • You have finished 3 games onsite, with at least one of them being outside of the Road to Rome.
Players qualified to be an SE may play in as many games as they think they can handle.
Replacing out of a game does not count as a completed game for the sake of IC/SE status, outside of exceptional circumstances.

You may join the queue as in IC if:
  • You have 5 or more completed games onsite (with at least 2 outside of the Road to Rome) and have been on the site for at least 3 months.
  • Have at least one newbie game completed as either a new player or SE.
  • You are willing to be a role model and mentor for new players.

Spoiler: Specifics for ICs
First and formost, the IC slot is a VOLUNTARY TEACHING position. If you don't want to be required to explain how the game works to the Newer players, you should sign up to be an SE. More information can be found in the wiki: IC.
Send the ListMod a PM with links to your 5 most-recent completed games when you /in to IC.
If one of your 5 most-recent completed games is NOT a Newbie, you should include a link to a Newbie game.
A game that you have replaced out of does not count as a completed game for purposes of this queue.
All Potential ICs MUST also read Being a good IC.
If you want to IC a game, you must "/in to IC". The list mod will place you in the SE queue if you do not specify "/in to IC".

All ICs will have their games reviewed frequently. Your first review will come after your first game as an IC and you will continue to receive them regularly after that. More specific details to come soon.


For purposes of quantifying eligible completed games, two completed micro games will count as one completed game in another queue. Blitz games do not count as experience.

Taking on too many Newbie games at one time, getting overloaded, and replacing out of those games can get you banned from the Newbie Queue!

Spoiler: Replacements
Replacements:
  • If you want to replace into a specific game you should send a PM directly to the Mod instead of posting here.
  • Unless specified, all requested replacements are newbie replacements.
  • Moderators are welcome to replace with a player of greater skill level after 24 hours of the replacement post being made if they are unable to fill the slot with the same level player (ICs may replace SEs or Newbies, for example. Newbies may NOT replace into an SE or IC spot).
  • Please notify the ListMod if you notice a player replace out who then signs up to play another Newbie game within the next 14 days. Replacing due to boredom or any other similarly selfish reason is NOT acceptable and the offender will be suspended from placement into the Queue for a period of two weeks.

Spoiler: Alts
IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP AS AN ALT ACCOUNT:
Established players starting Alt accounts (an account different from their primary account, usually used as a means to play against their established meta) may not /in as a Newbie since they'd be taking a spot away from a true site Newbie. Additionally, since the Alt account itself doesn't qualify, you may not function as SEs or ICs under the Alt account either, even if the player behind the account does qualify for one of these positions.

The ONLY way in which a new Alt account (one with less than two finished games) may play in a Newbie game is to offer to replace into existing games. Once the account has a record of three finished games, you may then /in as an SE player as normal. Once the account has a record of 5 completed games and 3 months on-site, you may /in as an IC player after ListMod certification as normal. You may always instead use your primary account to function as an SE or IC, depending on qualifications.

Hydras are sometimes considered a type of alt account, but for the purposes of keeping Newbie Games as normal as possible, they are not allowed in Newbie Games. Hydra accounts will be force-replaced immediately if discovered playing Newbie Games.


Any player is, of course, welcome to join other Game Queues as they feel ready.


ModeratorsModerator Requirements:
  • You may only be in the modding queue twice at a time. (See this post.)
  • Potential moderators must have one completed game on this site as a Moderator. See the Modding Requirements wiki article for exact details.
  • Potential moderators MUST visit the Newbie_Game#Moderators wiki page to see what is required of Newbie game Mods.
  • Potential moderators must include links to their completed games when they make the request to be added to the modding rotation. If you have more than two games as a Mod, please link the latest two.
  • For purposes of quantifying eligible completed games, three completed micro games will count as one completed game in another queue. Blitz games do not count as experience.



Newbie SetupNewbie Setup
Matrix6 (as designed by Cogito Ergo Sum):

ABC
1Town JailkeeperVanilla TownieMafia Goon
2Mafia RoleblockerTown CopTown Doctor
3Town 1-shot
Bulletproof
Mafia GoonTown Tracker

Each Newbie Game will be given a setup that incorporates either one row or one column. The remaining six roles will be filled in by mafia goons and vanilla townies appropriately, to create a 2-mafia and 7-town setup. They are listed below.

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


All Newbie games should use the Natural Action Resolution system for determining Night action effects. Roleblocker actions will take precedence over Jailkeeper actions should that apply. The 1-shot Bulletproof is a passive ability that cannot be roleblocked.

First-time mods should use the sample role PMs below.

Spoiler: Sample Role PMs
Vanilla Townie wrote:Welcome!

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 [url]here[/url].

Town Jailkeeper wrote:Welcome!

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 [url]here[/url].

Town Cop wrote:Welcome!

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 [url]here[/url].

Town Doctor wrote:Welcome!

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 [url]here[/url].

1-shot Bulletproof Townie wrote:Welcome!

You are a 1-shot Bulletproof Townie.

You will survive 1 kill attempt during the game. This does not include lynches.

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

The game thread is [url]here[/url].

Town Tracker wrote:Welcome!

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 they targeted with their action, if any.

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

The game thread is [url]here[/url].

Mafia Goon wrote:Welcome!

You are a Mafia Goon.

Your partner is PLAYER, who is a Mafia Goon/Roleblocker.

You 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 during night phases only.

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

The game thread is [url]here[/url].

Mafia Roleblocker wrote:Welcome!

You are a Mafia Roleblocker.

Your partner is PLAYER, who is a Mafia Goon.

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

You 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 during night phases only.

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

The game thread is [url]here[/url].
How can we make the Newbie Queue/Newbie Games a better place? Let me know!
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:10 pm

Updated through Page 9, Post 210.

Moderators:

Drixx
Plotinus
Huntress
keyenpeydee
keyenpeydee
Bins
Ircher
Transcend



Newer Players:

JustDanceWorld
cinderella
Netlate
Fassad

* Need to verify status; look for a PM.



Semi-Experienced Players:

WhemeStar
keyenpeydee
keyenpeydee
sad1492
ZZZX
Radical Rat
RadiantCowbells
RadiantCowbells
Fykus
MarioManiac4
MarioManiac4
XnadrojX
EchoVision
Pyra
schadd_
gigabyteTroubadour
Draynth
Gamma Emerald
Gamma Emerald
WhemeStar



Inexperience-Challenged Players:

1 New IC; needs a game review after completion.

Boonskiies1
Drixx
ThinkBig


Spoiler: Games In Progress

Games in Progress:

Listed below are the games that are currently active along with links to the game thread in The Road to Rome subforum.
Completed games have been archived in the Completed Newbie Games subforum of The Road to Rome.
The Newbie Game/History wiki page gives a short summary of each game, with links to the original game threads.


Game 1782:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: mhsmith0
Current Update: Mafia Win
Blend
IronicNinja
Stresemann
CptPicard
N Machiavelli
RadiantCowbells
Sesq (SE)
PenguinPower (SE)
Titus (IC)

Game 1783:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: Creature
Current Update: Mafia Win
Rautherdir
Mayt
MMM
LightHaze1135
Firescreamer
noseacaballo
-Grey- (SE)
gigabyteTroubadour (SE)
JaeReed (IC)

Game 1784:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: MiniDeathStar (backup mod: PenguinPower)
Current Update: Town Win
TesXX
BlackVoid
Aristophanes
StealthyNoodle
nancy
WhyMafia
Alisae (SE)
Srceenplay (SE)
Drixx (IC)

Game 1785:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: Transcend (backup mod: mhsmith0)
Current Update: In Progress
Charloux
Tchill13
Rinlo
MortFeld
scottiedog3
Stone Cold
SensFan (SE)
RadiantCowbells (SE)
Huntress (IC)

Game 1786:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: Plotinus
Current Update: Mafia Win
EchoVision
lancethegamer64
Tarkus
Seungsik
canasta
Pekvceu
RadiantCowbells (SE)
Revan (SE)
Loopdan (IC) 1

Game 1787:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: Drixx
Current Update: Town Win
Flairs
skitter30
NotTheRealPaul
adielae
Yash
Tochica (SE)
Fykus (SE)
Deathguise (SE)
ThinkBig (IC) 1

Game 1788:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: Huntress
Current Update: In Progress
Therealzeus
Theta Alpine (Algorithm W)
Chickadee
mekankan22
RadiantCowbells (replaced ThatPerson)
shannonf (SE)
Boonskies (SE)
AlwaysInnocent (SE)
PenguinPower (IC)

Game 1789:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: mhsmith0
Current Update: In Progress
neblive
Zardoric
KingSlayer18 (replaced Hyped)
DoubloonSeven (replaced powersthatbe, Nythbee, Rinlo)
apearmy (replaced Tioners)
RadiantCowbells (SE)
Alisae (replaced Loopdan) (SE)
MortFeld (SE)
rb (IC)

Game 1790:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: mhsmith0
Current Update: In Progress
Collapsar
Jak of all Trades
NotGonnaLie
Silverdude
Pyra
RadiantCowbells (SE)
schadd_ (SE)
XnadrojX (SE)
shaddowez (IC)

Game 1791:
Setup: Matrix6
Moderator: Belisarius
Current Update: Pregame
Rikku
Angel34
pewpewpewpew
Kawso
Balki B
Not Fury
GuiltyLion (SE)
mastina (SE)
Lycanfire (IC)
How can we make the Newbie Queue/Newbie Games a better place? Let me know!
Get to know me!
I lost a bet with Myko =(
Take care of those you call your own, and keep good company.

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:14 pm

Welcome to the new Newbie Game Queue! I want to give a HUGE thanks to Mina who has really helped me with the transition!

A few things:

Please look over the OP as there have been a few changes.

The way ICs are reviewed is changing. More details to come on that soon.

If you have any thoughts, comments, issues, or questions, please feel free to fill out the form in my signature or message me directly!
How can we make the Newbie Queue/Newbie Games a better place? Let me know!
Get to know me!
I lost a bet with Myko =(
Take care of those you call your own, and keep good company.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:23 pm

Also, anyone interested in the discussion about tweaking matrix6 to fix the "BP claiming day 1" problem should probably check out the discussion here
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=71440
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:23 pm

Newbie 1791 goes to Belisarius!

Rikku
Angel34
pewpewpewpew
Kawso
Balki B
Not Fury
GuiltyLion (SE)
mastina (SE)
Lycanfire (IC)
How can we make the Newbie Queue/Newbie Games a better place? Let me know!
Get to know me!
I lost a bet with Myko =(
Take care of those you call your own, and keep good company.

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:23 pm

/in SE

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:36 pm

Idk if the queue stayed from last sign up thread... if not then /in SE x2

of it did still /in SE x1
haha boobies

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:09 pm

Congrats UTL!! :)
please use they/them pronouns when referring to me, or she/her if that's too difficult, tyia~

☭ I'm coming for that toothbrush ☭

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:41 pm

Congrats UTL! First page on queue.

/in to SE
Now Modding:
Newbie 1797: Space is in day 1! Friendly Neighbor 6 is in signups!


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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:24 pm

/in SE

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:29 pm

Congrats UTL! :D

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:56 pm

/in for next
I AM BACK

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:27 pm

/in for next

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:34 pm

/in for next

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:40 pm

Congrats on the peaceful transfer of power.
Kappa

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:46 pm

In post 14, Papa Zito wrote:Congrats on the peaceful transfer of power.


The fact that they haven't found minas body yet does not mean this was peaceful. Empresses do not die in bed.
"And so we get sent to therapists, and these therapists are good, really good. For example, mine said, ‘You’ve got so much to live for.’ And she didn’t even laugh."

—From Leather Jacket

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:16 pm

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:19 pm

*X-Files Theme plays*
The Mystery at King's Landing Mafia, alted 15p game is now playing out! PM me if you wish to be a replacement or to spectate.

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:40 pm

/in for next

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:42 pm

In post 18, Beethoven0203 wrote:/in for next


You're not allowed to sign up for the same game on multiple accounts. It's considered cheating. Don't try to circumvent site rules by signing up alternative accounts.
Now Modding:
Newbie 1797: Space is in day 1! Friendly Neighbor 6 is in signups!


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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:45 pm

/in for next

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:31 am

In post 19, ThinkBig wrote:
In post 18, Beethoven0203 wrote:/in for next


You're not allowed to sign up for the same game on multiple accounts. It's considered cheating. Don't try to circumvent site rules by signing up alternative accounts.

What do you know?

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:32 am

In post 21, Beethoven0203 wrote:
In post 19, ThinkBig wrote:
In post 18, Beethoven0203 wrote:/in for next


You're not allowed to sign up for the same game on multiple accounts. It's considered cheating. Don't try to circumvent site rules by signing up alternative accounts.

What do you know?


That you, VX Nerve Agent, and Silicon are all the same person under different names.
Now Modding:
Newbie 1797: Space is in day 1! Friendly Neighbor 6 is in signups!


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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:53 am

In post 22, ThinkBig wrote:
In post 21, Beethoven0203 wrote:
In post 19, ThinkBig wrote:
In post 18, Beethoven0203 wrote:/in for next


You're not allowed to sign up for the same game on multiple accounts. It's considered cheating. Don't try to circumvent site rules by signing up alternative accounts.

What do you know?


That you, VX Nerve Agent, and Silicon are all the same person under different names.

If that really is the case, ThinkBig and Beethoven0203 are the same person because their avatars have beethoven in it.
I AM BACK

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:56 am

/out SE

/in SE
"You're the oddest juxtaposition of reasonable and unreasonable I've ever seen."
---- Papa Zito
it's me, Chara. pronouns are it/its. use they/them if uncomfortable. avatar by bente.

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