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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:08 am

Ω < - Open Queue - - > Ω


Open games are games where the roles and mechanics of the game are exactly known to all players from the beginning of the game. Open games are played in the Central Park forum, and moderators sign up to moderate those games in this queue. Some open setups are old classics that have been played many times, and some are brand new.
Some setups are called "Semi-Open setups". This term means that something about the setup is randomized at the beginning of the game, usually which roles are used. If there is any mod discretion in the process, the setup isn't Semi-Open and therefore not open, but when the randomization is clearly defined, Semi-Open setups are a type of Open game.
The queues overlap somewhat, opens with a strong theme can be run in the Mini Theme Queue, and opens with fewer than ten players can be run in the Micro Queue. In those cases, moderators may choose where to queue the game.


Signup rules - Any player may signup for a game, although the newbie queue is recommended for site newbies. To sign up for a game, type "/in" and add the name of the game in signups you want to play. Failing to specify a game risks being ignored. Be confident you can honor your other commitments when joining games. Hydras are allowed in the open queue to the extent the moderator is okay with them.

Universal Modding requirements - All users who wish to moderate a game must have spent three months onsite, and must have played at least one game as a player. A moderator cannot be active in multiple minis (Normal, Theme, Open) unless every mini involved has a backup moderator.

Universal Modding expectations - Moderators need to follow site rules and provide either their backup mod or the open queue listmod their setup. They need to start their game 72 hours after it fills and update their game at least as often as the prod timer for their game.

First time moderation requirements - First time moderators must moderate a setup from the list of Approved Open Setups or one of the current Featured Open Setups. After modding one game, in any queue, they become eligible to mod other setups.

Queue slots - Only two setups are in signups at any one time. These are referred to as "slots". A game can occupy a slot for sixteen days before it is pulled.
To incentivize smaller setups and setups with predictable player interest, a select number of games will be included on the list of Featured Open Setups, which is a tweaked list of setups managed by the Open queue listmod with the assistance of the open review group. Featured setups use a separate line for occupying slot 2. If no one is in line to run a featured setup, only then will slot 2 be used for a setup that isn't on the featured list. Additionally, in the unlikely event slot 1 becomes open and a featured setup has been waiting for a longer time than an unfeatured setup, the featured setup will temporarily use slot 1.
In slot 1, you can run any setup, an Approved Setup, an older setup that isn't approved, or one you made yourself. However, first time moderators may not choose the latter two.

Queue form - Use this form to join the queue:

Game Name:
Current Modding Commitments:
Back-Up or Co-Mod: Not required, but strongly recommended
First Time Open Mod (Y/N)?
Link to Set-Up: You must provide a link to the open set-up you intend to use
Number of Players:
Hydrae: Will you allow hydra to sign-up?
Restrictions: Are there restrictions for who can play your game?


Resources:
Approved Open Setups
Featured Open Setups
Open setup discussion subforum
Open setup review thread (can be better than making a new thread for a small idea)

Previous Open Queue thread
Isis — 05/07/2021
should i play the tris and hb walrus
schadd — 05/07/2021
to be clear: yes

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:09 am

Reserved
Isis — 05/07/2021
should i play the tris and hb walrus
schadd — 05/07/2021
to be clear: yes

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:09 am

Reserved
Isis — 05/07/2021
should i play the tris and hb walrus
schadd — 05/07/2021
to be clear: yes

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:09 am

Reserved
Isis — 05/07/2021
should i play the tris and hb walrus
schadd — 05/07/2021
to be clear: yes

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:10 am

Slot OneImage
Game Name: Lovers and Losers
Moderator: yessiree
  1. T-Bone
  2. LlamaFluff

Slot One Queue:
1LavosCoreCannibal's Tea Party
2KorinaCultD3
3MURDERCATForest Fire Redux
4MenalqueC9++



Slot TwoImage
Game Name: Aliensitter Needed!
Moderator: lendunistus
  1. Bingle
  2. Menalque
  3. T3
  4. GrandpaMo
  5. Pine
  6. PookyTheMagicalBear
  7. Almost50
  8. Lukewarm
  9. ProfessorDrapion
  10. ManWithNoName


Slot Two Queue: (Featured setups)
Vacant
Isis — 05/07/2021
should i play the tris and hb walrus
schadd — 05/07/2021
to be clear: yes

lendunistus
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:43 am

i'd like to raise an objection to popcorn mafia being on the featured list

it seems like a setup that would be way more suited towards marathons and in a long-form game, it could easily lead to a dragged-out, boring experience

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:16 am

Popcorn mafia is fun
Also, what is Not_Mafia doing? This is some of the worst play I’ve ever seen.
I will SEARCH for games with you and N_M to help you policy him.
I can't remember the last N_M post that wasn't bland, unimaginative and lame. Some shitposters are at least somewhat funny. You are the epitomy of the type of poster that nobody would miss if you were to suddenly disappear. You never add anything of value.

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:18 am

Game Name: Nightless Exploder Pandemonium
Current Modding Commitments: None
Back-Up or Co-Mod: None, open to volunteers
First Time Open Mod (Y/N)? N
Link to Set-Up: Here
Number of Players: 12
Hydrae: Yes, unless a player objects before any hydras sign up
Restrictions: No
Also, what is Not_Mafia doing? This is some of the worst play I’ve ever seen.
I will SEARCH for games with you and N_M to help you policy him.
I can't remember the last N_M post that wasn't bland, unimaginative and lame. Some shitposters are at least somewhat funny. You are the epitomy of the type of poster that nobody would miss if you were to suddenly disappear. You never add anything of value.

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:12 pm

In post 6, Not_Mafia wrote:Popcorn mafia is fun

I agree, but I just think it’s way more suitable for marathons

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:51 pm

/in aliensitter needed

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:13 pm

Sad, looks like ducky outed or lend forgot to PM him.

Ego.

Also, what is your policy on arbitrarily flavoring featured setups, Isis? I assume as long as the flavor is fully open and doesn't effect the game it's kosher, but I'd rather dot my t's and cross my i's than get shouted at later. (You're scary when you get all shouty.)
"He brings the cool and the muscle" -FakeGod
"I was playing against the timer known as bingle tbh." ~Chennisden

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:34 pm

You may apply any flavor to any open.

I'm going to make a discussion thread for the featured setups soon(tm)(hopefully tonight, if someone else makes if I can sanction if). That will become the appropriate place for feedback about featured setups. The featured setups list is flexible by design so positive and negative feedback can indeed impact the list.
Isis — 05/07/2021
should i play the tris and hb walrus
schadd — 05/07/2021
to be clear: yes

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:56 pm

/in lovers
#teamexile

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:07 pm

Game Name: Guardians of the Fortress
Current Modding Commitments: None
Back-Up or Co-Mod: None
First Time Open Mod (Y/N)? N
Link to Set-Up: Here
Number of Players: 9
Hydrae: By permission only, max 2 heads
Restrictions: No

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:47 pm

Slot OneImage
Game Name: Lovers and Losers
Moderator: yessiree
  1. T-Bone
  2. LlamaFluff
  3. Kerset

Slot One Queue:
1LavosCoreCannibal's Tea Party
2KorinaCultD3
3MURDERCATForest Fire Redux
4MenalqueC9++
5Not_MafiaNight Exploder Pandemonium



Slot TwoImage
Game Name: Aliensitter Needed!
Moderator: lendunistus
  1. Bingle
  2. Menalque
  3. T3
  4. GrandpaMo
  5. Pine
  6. PookyTheMagicalBear
  7. Almost50
  8. Lukewarm
  9. ProfessorDrapion
  10. ManWithNoName
  11. Dannflor


Slot Two Queue: (Featured setups!)
1MarashuGuardians of the Fortress
Isis — 05/07/2021
should i play the tris and hb walrus
schadd — 05/07/2021
to be clear: yes

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:24 pm

/in Lovers and Losers
Everyone's a fool in some ways, we all can only try.

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:44 pm

In post 10, Bingle wrote:Sad, looks like ducky outed or lend forgot to PM him.

Ego.

Also, what is your policy on arbitrarily flavoring featured setups, Isis? I assume as long as the flavor is fully open and doesn't effect the game it's kosher, but I'd rather dot my t's and cross my i's than get shouted at later. (You're scary when you get all shouty.)

ducky said he was busy but he’d take a look at the queue later

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:06 am

Ego

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:24 am

Ego
I am V/LA on weekends. | Iconeum gets $5 less in Monopoly, when I run that, for this post and no other reason. Tris gets $750 extra from the time we played Root in the MS Discord.
Jake The Wolfie gets $1,500 less because they PM’d me and said they wish to start with that amount because they hate themself.

#CultsArentBastard #CultIsBestFaction #MoreCultGames #KorinaIsBestestBoye

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:15 pm

Do I need to go and find a backup mod? Wasn't a req at the time I signed up

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:57 pm

/confirm pre-in tea party

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:16 pm

/in lovers and losers

also first page *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:06 am

ego
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:19 am

/in Aliensitter Needed!
Just need the hammer now.

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:03 am

In post 20, Pink Panthers wrote:/confirm pre-in tea party


I'm not live yet :p

But yes, this is my hydra slot and only pre in. Lol
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Do you wanna get to know me? Like are you really sure about that? GTKAS!
Cannibals Tea Party (Open/Donner Party) is in signups!
fwea is faerse - v strong! - Nora being Adnorable :P

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