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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:20 pm

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



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 at 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.

For purposes of Player Game Limits:
  • A finished game is one in which you are out of the game (by lynch or night kill) but the game is still being played by others.
  • A completed game is a game in which a winning side has been declared and the game is over.
  • 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!

You may join the queue as a New Player if:
  • This is your first game on site.
  • You have not completed 3 Newbie games from the beginning (replacing in after Day 1 does not count towards this).
  • Keep in mind, new players who have not finished their first game 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 have finished 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 three 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.

You may join the queue as an SE if:
  • You have completed 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
IC Specifics
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. This process is under development, and more details will be shared soon.


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).
  • If the requested replacement is a newbie replacement, it is the moderator’ responsibility to ensure for the first 24 hours that the player replacing in qualifies as a newbie. Alt accounts do not qualify as newbies. If there is any question, please reach out to verify with the ListMod.
  • 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 may play in a Newbie game is to offer to replace into existing games. Once the account has met the requirements of an SE, you may then /in as an SE player as normal. Once the account has met the requirements of an IC, 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.
  • Potential moderators must have one completed game on this site as a Moderator, and first time Newbie moderators must have a back-up 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].
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:22 pm

Updated through Page 16, Post 377.

Moderators:

mhsmith0
fferyllt
fferyllt
Plotinus
Huntress
Virtuoso
Virtuoso
penguin_alien



Newer Players:



* Need to verify status; look for a PM.



Semi-Experienced Players:

gameplay506
Luca Blight
Derpy Hooves
Gorny
Prism
schadd_
acidphoenix
Aristophanes
aphid
Chip Butty



Inexperience-Challenged Players:

Thestatusquo
Porkens
MathBlade
Virtuoso

1 New IC; needs a game review after completion.



Completed Games:

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.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:29 pm

Please note, there have been a few changes. So make sure to read through the OP.

The most significant change as of now is that Newer Players are allowed to play 3 completed games from scratch before having to qualify as an SE, instead of being restricted to 2 games.

There are further changes in discussion, and when they are ready to be implemented, this post will be updated.
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:39 pm

Active Replacement Requests:
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:47 pm

In post 16, mykonian wrote:I hear the traditional way of congratulating newbie listmods with their tough job, is supplying a short burst of moderators and IC's so they believe it won't be too bad.

(so you lazy bums, in stead of congratulating but being secretly happy it isn't you, sign up in the newbie thread already :P It's the least you can do)

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:08 pm

Subject: Newbie Game Queue (OLD)

mhsmith0 wrote:
July 29th - Newbie 1812
Moderator: mhsmith0 Status: Day 1, 24 pagesReplacing: jimmyurinemoneyshot


This is a newbie slot and may be replaced by anyone except a newbie currently playing and alive in his/her first newbie game. Newbies will get preferences for newbie slots for the first 24 hours.

Please PM me if you are interested


It is now night 1. Not 24 hours since the announcement, so newbies still have priority.


Filled by innocentvillager. Thanks!
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:38 pm

Newbie 1808 needs a replacement for WhaleBarnicle. Day 2, 37 pages. This is a newbie slot, so players not currently playing their first MS Newbie game are eligible to replace. Priority will be given to true newbies for the first 24 hours. Deadline is paused until this is filled. Additional time for a catch-up will be added once a replacement is found!

PM me if you'd like to join this game!


Taken by NotTheRealPaul. Many thanks!
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:47 pm

/in SE
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:50 pm

Congrats PenguinPower! Super happy for you.

/in SE
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:12 pm

Congrats Penguin
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:19 pm

ego

Congrats Penguin
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:35 pm

Newbie 1810 has concluded with a **********Mafia****** victory!

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=72479

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:06 am

/in to mod
"If Plotfrog is scum, town should feel bad that scumfrog is the only person here with common sense" -- The Blue Blur

Cake Wrecks is in Day 3!

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:20 am

Ego

Also,

/In SE

Also, Congrats PP.
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:34 am

Sweet, I've immortalized myself on a page one.

Also, how long is the IC queue? Because I might want to give that a shot, but after a month or 2 when I have a bit more time
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:39 am

In post 14, theslimer3 wrote:Sweet, I've immortalized myself on a page one.

Also, how long is the IC queue? Because I might want to give that a shot, but after a month or 2 when I have a bit more time

there are 6 people ahead of you (it's in ) so it'd be about a month.
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:39 am

In post 11, mallowgeno wrote:Newbie 1810 has concluded with a **********Mafia****** victory!

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=72479

sweet! and on the first page!
@pp: congrats!


also, /in

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:52 am

Ego
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 am

/in IC -2
(shift me down to a negative 2 status if possible)
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:31 am

redacted because I'm dumb
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:33 am

In post 14, theslimer3 wrote:Also, how long is the IC queue?
Usually pretty short meaning you get into one of the earlier games to run soon--the main thing contributing to speed from my understanding is how many newbies we get signing up to play.

(Also obligatory congratulations to PenguinPower.)

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:24 am

/in to mod
Games that I modded:
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:59 am

Yo welcome
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:30 am

Stealing Yooh and MastaMasta for Newbie 1814 to replace Lucci and joshuamelfano respectively, who failed to pick up their role PMs. Please remove them from the queue!

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:51 pm

/out SE
I have officially retired this account. My new account is Virtuoso.

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