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Marathon Weekend Open Setup Group

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:28 pm
by the worst
edit 9/05/2019
Marathon weekend coming up on 24-27th May!! Get hyped!


Hello mafia discussion people!

Recently I've been pretty invested in looking through the open setup discussion subforum. I can't really calculate EV all that well & rarely have ideas to improve setups but it's really interesting to see some of the ideas people float.

The challenge with a lot of these setups is that past theoretical discussion, it's tough to gauge how fun they are to play, or how balanced they are beyond just the EV. The Open Queue has been firing slowly lately & even with deadline compromises, it takes a few weeks (if not a month or longer) to test a game. Even then, that's only one single run of a game, when it could take multiple runs of a game to really figure things out.

I was chatting to northsidegal about the same thing and basically we had a pretty similar idea: the next time the Marathon Weekend comes around, a group of people get together to play through those untested or barely-tested setups!

In a nutshell the intention here is:
  1. This should not be an exclusive/invitational group.
  2. People who would be interested in trialling open setups can express interest; provide a Discord tag if you'd like, and I can poke people when the time comes.
  3. If you would be interested in trialling particular open setups, speak up!
  4. If you would be interested in playing a butt-tonne of neat open setups, speak up!
  5. Come Marathon Weekend, as a group we'll aim to trial as many of these as humanely possible.
If there isn't a marathon weekend in sight / there isn't enough interest I would also be pretty keen on running these in a chat mafia format of some kind.

Some setups which jump to mind, for example, are Something_Smart's Bipartite Mafia, implosion's Pollock's Flag, and maybe even that brilliant setup idea in the back of your mind right now!


Anyway - just after opinions and expressions of interest now. Who would be keen? Are there any setup ideas you want tested?

potential victims:
the worst
northsidegal
Something_Smart
PvtUrist
Jingle
Irrelephant11
BulletNLynchproof
Elements
Alisae
ejjinami
Allomancer
light_ganski
teacher
enter
gamma emerald
invisibility
Clemency
Fukuro
Creature
skitter30
BuJaber
sheepsaysmeep
Pink Ball
Yuchou
TheGoldenParadox
u r a person 2
chennisden

Suggested Setups
Spoiler:
Setup NameDesigner/sno. players
Burden of Proficiency Mafiathis thread! (Jingle/CFJ/RC/NSG)7
Bipartite MafiaSomething_Smart7 suggested
Marked for DeathToto8
Vanilla 8-ballIrrelephant118
M Mafia, 1 Vigilante, T Townmith9
Follow the LeaderSomething_Smart9
Xiaolin Showdown (variation)Creature (mith var.)9
Called Itcallforjudgement9
Half Mast Nightlessmith9-20
Double ElectionBulletNLynchProof10
Docblock the ClockBBMolla11
Treacherous JesterBicephalous Bob11
Key to the Bunkercallforjudgement11
Raw as Hell, But...Jingle11
Panic Roomnorthsidegal11
Rogue Agentmith11
Lynch or No Lynchcallforjudgement12
Innocent Evil PeopleJingle13 (could be run with less?)
Ladder Mafia?Creature13
Loser MafiaSimenon13
Pollock's Flagimplosion13
Investigative Reportingnorthsidegal21

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:52 pm
by northsidegal
/in

will probably be trying some old open setups i tried making a while ago that i've been coming back to, would always be open to playing in other games

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:13 am
by Something_Smart
I am interested, it is very dependent on my schedule but I will totally do this if I'm available when it goes on.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:06 am
by PvtUrist
In post 2, Something_Smart wrote:I am interested, it is very dependent on my schedule but I will totally do this if I'm available when it goes on.


:up: this :up:

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:08 am
by T-Bone
Please loop me in on any Open discussions.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:18 pm
by Jingle
/in?

Color me provisionally interested, but likely unavailable.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:39 pm
by the worst
In post 4, T-Bone wrote:Please loop me in on any Open discussions.

Will do - I'll keep you posted & make sure we document anything we do as a group.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:49 pm
by Irrelephant11
Ye

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:27 pm
by BulletNLynchproof
/in

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:08 pm
by Elements
/in

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:49 pm
by Alisae
/in

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:49 am
by ejjinami
/in :)

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:48 pm
by Allomancer
/in

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:06 pm
by Jingle
Should we be linking to the discussion pages for setups we as a group are interested in testing as well?

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:32 pm
by the worst
In post 13, Jingle wrote:Should we be linking to the discussion pages for setups we as a group are interested in testing as well?

Yeah, I'd be pretty keen on that. If anyone has any feedback on setups/variations they would like to see this would be a productive thing to run thru as well imo

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:42 pm
by light_ganski
/in

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:24 pm
by teacher
/in if free.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:12 am
by Enter
/in if free

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:30 am
by Gamma Emerald
What the heck, /in
I might not be available for a marathon weekend but I’ll do this if I can

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:54 am
by Invisibility
seems kinda cool if im around /in

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:32 pm
by Clemency
/in for sure

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:05 pm
by Fukuro
/in

It'll be particularly fun to play... unbalanced setups...

any idea of when marathon weekend starts this year?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 pm
by Creature
/in

I got nothing else to do anyway

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:13 pm
by the worst
In post 21, Fukuro wrote:any idea of when marathon weekend starts this year?

Not sure yet - I always keep my eyes peeled for the announcements (I live for marathons. :lol:)

When the announcement goes up, I'll fire a pm out to this list (including T-Bone) and get some registrations of interest for setups and players.

incidentally if anyone has any setups they'd already like to give a go, or want me to to ping them on Discord, just yell out. :)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:22 pm
by Invisibility
WE DEMAND A MARATHon