Scummies Nominations 2019

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:40 pm

THE NOMINATION FORM HERE
Posts in this thread WILL count toward nominations
Feel free to submit ALL nominations in thread, just make sure you fill out the form linked above.



Hello!~ And welcome to the 2019 Scummies Nomination thread! Here, you can discuss other nominations with other scummers alike. The awards themselves are handed out during the Winter season of the next year during a ceremony, where we celebrate mafia for the year of 2019!
During 2018, the SSC did a lot of planing on introducing new awards, and here are what these new awards are.
Before that, here is how you can read the chart.

All awards other then Community Contributor are organized in the following way.
Banner | Award Name | Award Purpose | Body of Work or Individual Game | Group/Individual/Moderator Award.

The Banner: With a reward comes a banner, and here is a preview of what the banner looks like!
Award Name: Usually they're will be some fancy award for the name. Some names for awards might change, but this is what the award is called for the most part or how its refered to.
Award Purpose: This is what the award is awarding.
BoW or Individual Game: Awards that are listed individual game will require a link to 1 game. Those that require a body of work will require 3 games to be submitted.
Group/Individual/Moderator Award: There are 3 types of awards. An individual award, which is rewarded to 1 player, a group award, which is rewarded to 2-5 players, and a moderator award, which rewards either the moderator themselves and/or their co-mod, assuming said co-mod took part in all parts of design of the game and execution of the game itself.

In addition to submitting a nomination, you can also submit an anti-nomination, speaking against a nomination. These will not be listed publicly, but forwarded to the judges who decide to judge.
See the post below on how to nominate someone for a scummy or submit an anti-nom!


The Awards
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Townplay Awards
ImageParagon of Mafia HuntersBest Mafia CatcherBody of WorkIndividual AwardThis award is awarded to the single town player who, across all of their games for the year, exhibited the best ability for nailing those dirty scumbags and bringing the bad guys to justice while playing as a pro-town role. The person who wins this award should have demonstrated the best townplay during the year.
ImageMoment of BrillianceBest Town PerformanceIndividual GameIndividual or Group AwardThis award is awarded to a group of individuals in a town or a single individual in a town that carried their game and performed the best. These players are the reason why they won their game, and without these players, the game would have played out drastically differently.
ImageMaster StrategistBest Mechanical PlayIndividual GameIndividual AwardThis award is awarded to the individual with the most impressive mechanical play. If they submitted 1 night action that singlehandedly changed the course of the game or broke a setup mechanically in a way that won them the game (and not due to poor game design), then this award awards that play.
Scumplay Awards
ImageDon CorleoneMost Cunning ManipulatorBody of workIndividual AwardThis award is awarded to a single scum player who, across all of their games for the year, exhbited the best ability to manipulate the town into losing. The person who wins this award should have demonstrated the best scumplay during the year.
ImageGoodfellasBest Mafia TeamIndividual GameGroup AwardThis award is awarded to 2 or more individuals in a scum team that performed well and were key to winning their game, worked together extremely well, and because of that, performed the best. The players who win this award should have demonstrated the best team scumplay overall.
Moderator Awards
ImageThe ModfatherExcellent ModerationBody of WorkModerator AwardThis award is given to the moderator who, over the past year, exemplified the best qualities in the past year of moderation. Accuracy and timeliness of moderating is important, of course, but setup and game mechanics are important, too! This is the moderator who, when looking back over the history of the site, stood out as that year's premiere moderator. Who will people remember when the dust settles? Who runs games that you have to RUSH to signup for or else miss out on a potentially all-time great experience?
ImageRube GoldbergBest SetupIndividual GameModerator AwardThis award should be awarded to a mod or setup designer that designed the best setup. Judges may consider the roles involved in a game, how those roles interacted, how balanced a setup was, whether it furthered any particular theme, how the setup interacts with a mechanic, or any other factors the judges deem relevant. How this award differs from the Mad Scientist (Best Mechanic) award, is that this focuses on the individual roles and/or abilities and how well they worked together, not how the game of mafia itself was changed.
ImageMad ScientistBest New MechanicIndividual GameModerator AwardThis award should be awarded to a mod or setup designer that designed the most compelling way to change the basic mechanics of the game of mafia, and/or created the most compelling new role or adaptation to increase player enjoyment. Judges shall consider both the basic idea behind the game as well as how well it was executed, and the uniqueness and quality of the role/adaptation. How this award differs from the Rupe Goldberg (Best Setup) award, is that this is about how the game of mafia was changed, not how well the individual roles and/or abilities worked together.
ImagePaperback WriterBest FlavorIndividual GameModerator AwardGiven to the moderator who wrote had the best flavor for their game, telling a compelling story in a mafia game, whether that flavor made you laugh or cry. Aspects of this may include presentation of moderator posts (VCs, day starts, OPs, role PMs) and how that presentation affected the mood of the game. Where appropriate, Judges may consider how well the flavor works with the announced theme.
Miscellaneous Play Awards
ImageRising StarBest Up-And-ComerBody of WorkIndividual AwardThis award is given to the player that is a rising star in the game of mafia, showing great promise to join the elite echelon of mafia players. This award replaces both the Best Newbie award and Most Improved Player awards, and judges may consider elements of both those previous awards in deciding this award. This award is generally awarded to someone who has shown great improvement over the year or a new face to the new that just started playing on site.
ImageWhite KnightBest ReplacementIndividual GameIndividual AwardThis award is awarded to a player who replaced into a game and was able to make a sizable contribution to the game after replacing in. This may include turning around a slot that was previously doomed, jumping in and nailing the mafia team, pulling off a big play to save a scumteam, or maybe just coming in and taking a game from miserable to enjoyable. If someone put in the work to replace into a game and you feel it warrants notice, this is where you nominate them.
ImageHannibal LecterBest Third PartyIndividual GameIndividual AwardThis award is awarded to the player or players that performed the most impressively in winning their game as a third party. Perhaps it was a serial killer masterfully floating under the radar, or a wacky new third-party role that required some serious chops to pull off. If they aren't town or scum, but you think they deserve recognition, then this is the award for them.
ImageKodak MomentBest MomentIndividual GameIndividual Award or Group AwardThis award is awarded to the player or players who were involved in the most memorable event in a game of mafia. Fake claims, funny claims, awesome exchanges, etc. may all be considered for this award.
Site Awards
ImagePlayer's ChoiceGame of the YearIndividual GameIndividual AwardThis award is given to the moderator of a game. It is given in recognition of the overall excellence of a game. The Game of the Year award is a "catch all" award for the best overall game throughout the entire year, considering all aspects of the game from moderator quality, to the excellent design and composition of the game, to the performance and cohesion of the playerlist. A Game of the Year is meant to be the game that we can all point to later and say "This game was the best game the site could offer that year in terms of Design, Playerlist, and moderating capability." This is a PUBLIC VOTE.
ImagePost of the YearBest PostIndividual PostIndividual AwardThis award is awarded to a person that made a post. But not just any post, this post is important! This is the post... that on any part of the the site... had the biggest impact on site culture. It made you laugh. Maybe it made you cry. Maybe it just made you blow air out your nose. In any case, this post belongs in a shrine to great forum posts. This is a PUBLIC VOTE.
ImageCommunity ContributorBest Site ContributorOOC ThreadIndividual AwardThis award is awarded to the player who did the most to contribute to the overall health of the site. Maybe this person arranged an in-person meetup to foster community, or maybe they really evolved mafia theory discussion to a new level with their MD articles. Perhaps it's a user who goes out of their way to put on fun contests or events for the site, or maybe someone worked on a cool mafia tool in their spare time. Whatever they did, if they worked to improve the site outside of the Mish Mash or Mafia forums, this is where they belong.
SpeedrunnerBest MarathonIndividual GameIndividual AwardThis award is given to the moderator of the most enjoyable marathon game. What leads to player or spectator enjoyment can be any number of things, such as: was it fun? Was it entertaining? Did it introduce cool mechanics? Did the mod run it well? This is a PUBLIC VOTE.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:41 pm

Submitting a Nomination

Please use the following formatting. There's more you can do after you filled out the form if you want to be nice to me (Alisae) and make my (Alisae) life easier, so keep reading.


Award Name
dateNominator [This is your name]Nominee [The person you want to nominate]Full Name of the game ["Large Normal 20143: BLah blah blah" for example. Make sure you use [url][/url] codes to make sure that clicking on the name of the game takes to the game thread or post.]Description on why this person should win this award.

You can also just copy paste the formatting below
Code: Select all
[table][header=5]Award Name[/header]
[row][cell]date[/cell]
[cell]Nominator[/cell]
[cell]Nominee[/cell]
[cell][url=game link]Full Name of the game[/url][/cell]
[cell]-insert your description here-[/cell][/row]
[/table]


OPTIONALLY
If you want to be extremely helpful, you can color the table and text so that its associated with its award category (Town, Scum, Moderator, Misc, or Site). I will leave a key below, but the key thing to remember is that when coloring a table background, you do not need to put a # character in, where as with text color, you are required to put in a # character at the beginning of the hexcolor.
for example table=1d232d and color=#d0e4f8
These are the corresponding colors to each category
Town Awards
Background: #232D1D
Text Color: #e4f8d0
Scum Awards
Background: #2D1D23
Text Color: #F8D0E4
Moderator Awards
Background: #1F1D2D
Text Color: #D0D0F8
Misc Awards
Background: #2D271D
Text Color: #F8E4D0
Site Awards
Background: #1d232d
Text Color: #d0e4f8


Submitting an Anti-Nomination
Simply just PM Alisae and title the PM "Anti-nomination for [username]'s [Award] nomination for [Game]"
Make sure to include a link to the game, then describe why you feel like this user does not deserve the nomination.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:41 pm

Paragon
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
Moment of Brilliance
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
5/16/19Liger_ZeroIconeumStarcraft Mafia: Legacy of the VoidHe played extraordinarily well, had perfect reads and was able to help a disorganized, apathetic town, in order to get them together to avoid mislynches and push 2 scum lynches in order for town to win the game.
6/17/19Flavor LeafSaudadeLarge Normal 220: Jazz MafiaSaudade had near perfect reads and through his Loyal Neighborizer role was able to create a masonry which POE'd the game out. While this was a town sided setup, the confidence and elongated discussion, he was able to become the main player who helped lynch 4 scum back to back. Despite Flavor Leaf being a damn boonskiies playing devil's advocate, and everyone arguing against his reads, he was able to create actual discussion and eventually was able to convince every single player to eventually join in on his preferred lynches, which caused a near perfect town game. I debated nominating the majority of players, as I truly believe every single town player in this game was somehow part of helping lead to a town victory. Everyone played a part in this, but Saudade lead town, and thus, the nom is to him.
8/12/19Nancy Drew 39Mastina
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Pine
Vengeful GhostsThe dead thread was being mind numbingly stupid and GOATS/town
VPs Mastina and Pine, pretty much solved the game with their correct logic and brilliant sane solve.
Master Strategist
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
6/19/2019Irrelephant11insomniaGreatest Idea VIIIIn a Greatest Idea game where town's loss seemed inevitable (FOUR TOWN DEATHS NIGHT 1???), and the only question in the dead thread was "which scumteam will win?" (among two 2-man scumteams, a small cult, and two serial killers), insomnia changed everything in lategame. As town psychiatrist, he correctly identified and targeted both serial killers, converting them both to townies on N3 and N4, winning the game for town on N4. Though I tried my best to get him to target me (a werewolf), I failed, and instead of a continued town slaughter, the game ended abruptly when the last serial killer shot me and converted to town all at once. Nice aim, insomnia :].
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:42 pm

Don Corleone
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
Goodfellas
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
3/26/19JingleTsuchinoko (Alisae & Singletonking)
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Despair Galaxy (Brassherald & JunkoChan)
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Eragon
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Keyser Söze
Stellaris MafiaThis game got off to a rocky start with a page one quickhammer in a large, but every single member of the scumteam managed to be a hard townread for at least one town. Despite pulling off a lolhammer themselves, there was no real suspicion on any of them. The few people who did suspect them were largely marginalized. The Alisae head of Tsuchinoko and Eragon managed to completely pocket two of the strongest town voices and the scumkills were perfectly aimed to let them take advantage of the thread. Possibly most impressively, they didn't have to make the pushes themselves but convinced powerful town players to do so for them, ending in a Perfect sweep by the scum players where no scum player had ever had more than two votes on them. There's definitely an argument to be made that town played poorly, but I think that cheapens the success of the scumteam here. I think this was always going to be a scumwin.
3/26/19Flavor LeafNero Cain
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Xtoxm
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Profii
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Something_Smart
BooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWThis was a town sided setup by mechanical play that both myself and co-mod The Worst thought town was likely to pull out the victory, but through scum’s play, the four of these guys after losing a scum member Day 1 had a lot of ground to cover. One by one, these guys were getting rung up, and they played in a way to set their team up for the victory, and got from the point where they seemingly had no victory path, to setting them up for a Day 10 Final 4, where Nero Cain was able to move on with a victory due to plays from the rest of the scum team. Truly felt like a battle between Town and Scum, with strong play on both sides.
4/24/19schadd
+Firebringer
grapes
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Ankamius
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RadiantCowbells
Fire on a MountainThe team wasn't really beating the odds but the duo of ankamius & rc essentially spent like 6 day phases as consensus townreads while driving the game (both were post leaders, both lead lynches); by day 7 almost nobody was willing to consider either of them individually as wolves and they could have probably won a theoretical nightless game from that point on like twice over. though grapes was lynched day 1, they were double-bussed and earned the scum team several mislynches & allowed the team to control the next several days as such.
6/29/19Irrelephant11nomnomnom
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Chito and Nuko (Krazy + singletonking)
micro 879, mystery box of silver number 4: god is ALIVELike other Mystery Box of Silver games by Schadd, this setup required scum to gift night actions to members of the town. In this case, scum had to create 1 private topic for two players during each of the first three nights, the members of which would gain access to a 1-shot power role. Only one PT could include scum, which, though this information was hidden from town, had the effect of semi-clearing the townies who claimed they had been in the PTs each night. To counter this effect, the scum team created a stellar fake claim regarding a fourth PT that included them both. This, combined with nomnomnom's confident scum play and both team members' strong bussing play, allowed nomnomnom to win a 1v1 against mastina to win - which is no small feat in itself!
7/3/19KrazyFlavor Leaf
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Alchemist21
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Elsa Jay
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jjh927
Krazy’s Anime UpickDay 7 the scum team is dealing with a scenario where an alignment cop and a loyal fruit vendor have two separate guilties on two separate members of the scum team, and the scum team manages to turn the lynch to the town cop. Throughout the rest of the game the scum team managed to correctly hunt the serial killer day 1, managed to avoid getting one of their members lynched despite the kill being blocked by a roleblocker, and joined with the survivor to win with all of the original three members of the mafia faction still alive in a 19 player game. The only groupscum lynched (jjh) was lynched through a bus led by the mafia goon (Flavor Leaf). Mostly nominating for day 7 though which was a wild ride.
8/8/2019Dannflor
+the worst
RadiantCowbells
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Creature
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chennisden
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Fuscosco
Gameshow Mafia This team of four far exceeded expectations in Gameshow Mafia, a fun but decidedly townsided setup. Each member had to play at the absolute top range of their scumplay in order to avoid being caught mechanically by the setup. Fuscosco sacrificed himself as the D1 bus to give his team cred. Creature stepped far outside his formerly familiar meta as scum. Chennisden played out of his mind, top posting and surviving well into the game by looking proactive while allowing the town to in-fight and make sub-optimal decisions. RadiantCowbells was tasked with being the second-towniest slot in the game, until the very last. Endgame came down to the wire, with a LyLo that consisted of several vote changes, but RC managed to pull out the W for his team. While the town blamed their own issues and in-fighting for the loss, the scum team did an impressive job of circumventing the many traps the setup itself had laid out for them, as well as playing to their skill ceiling and remaining townie enough for the town to utterly self-destruct.
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:42 pm

Modfather
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
Rube Goldberg
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
3/26/19JingleBoonskiiesBooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWBoon created a setup with 23 people, more private threads, and at least a single micro per night that managed to match up seamlessly. Both town and scum pushed back and forth and it was damn close until a 4p MYLO. The sheer scope of this game and the exciting mutations to mafia were a departure from the normal, but there was enough clarity that throughout the game everyone was able to discuss the setup on equal footing. There were pitfalls and traps for players to fall into and powerful abilities to use, but despite my best efforts the game still managed to be balanced between town and scum. If someone had shown me the setup before it was run, I would have laughed and told them they were insane for trying to make it happen, but having seen Boon in action not only did it work, it will remain in my memory as one of the best setups I've ever seen.
6/29/19Irrelephant11Schaddmicro 879, mystery box of silver number 4: god is ALIVE (Mod/dead thread)Schadd is already known for his creativity in setups, and this one is no exception. The setup as seen in the dead thread can speak for itself in a lot of ways, but a summary of some of my favorite things:

-Scum were forced to help town by giving them power, but had a lot of room to use this in a WIFOM-y fashion (Mystery Box of Silver(tm) theme song plays )
-Though the use of private topics semi-cleared townies who were a part of one, the mysterious aspect of a 1-on-1 private topic made everything that went on inside the PTs suspect
-Expectations, as per usual for Schadd, were upended in e.g. the informed-to-town macho modifier on a Mafioso in a game without doctors, which gave the informed townie false expectations
-At the same time, town were right to assume two scum could never share a private topic, and assumptions like these accurately helped town's PoE before scum fakeclaimed.

Ultimately I love that this setup encouraged all players to expect the unexpected, and though a lot happened each night, the only way either alignment could reasonably win was through strong dayplay. The best team won (and it was a blast to spectate, which doesn't hurt).
Mad Scientist
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
6/19/19Irrelephant11northsidegalMicro 864: The Newsroomnorthsidegal created a unique role for Newsroom: Town Public Surveyor. This role allowed a player (in this case, skygazer) to recruit a single player from outside the game (in this case, the worst) to make a private thread with, for the purpose of helping to solve the game. In a game full of pts and "interviews", this fit the flavor amazingly well. But even more importantly, it was a brand new role (as far as I know) that was tons of fun for skygazer, and added something really new to the game of mafia. In a time where "players who aren't in the game can post in the game" is having something of a moment, this role seemed like an elegant and balanced way to have that sort of fun. Nice work, nsg :]
7/4/19VijaradaBulletNLynchProofGameshow MafiaI'm nominating this game not because it was balanced or amazingly well-executed, but I'm a sucker for mechanics like this. It's an understandable game mechanic with a crazy amount of flavour and variations, that works to fundamentally change the game to a different one, without changing the core idea.
Paperback Writer
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
6/17/19Pink BallRadiantCowbells
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Ether
Undertale MafiaThe game was perfect flavorwise, it really nailed how Undertale feels like. The roles were designed acordingly; the Mercy Bar mechanic, which is a main factor in Undertale, was outstanding, both on how it looked in every VC and its relevancy ingame (aka two scumplayers getting dunked on). Talking about VCs, they really looked fantastic; I got impressed when I first saw that design choice and it never got old. How RC used the Undertale's OST everytime someone got lynched and at daystarts was on point too: listening to "Reunited" when we got the last scum lynch was as rewarding as it was the end of a Pacifist run. In summary, as the Paperback Writer description says, the presentation absolutely affected the mood of the game. Undertale is a compelling game and making a mafia game to feel like it is a hard task; in this case, it was delivered wonderfully.
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:43 pm

Rising Star
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
4/3/19AlisaeDunnstralStellaris Mafia6-9 months ago, Dunnstral was someone who occasionally lurked out of games and was quite frankly a waste of space. He didn't really contribute much. He had no presence. This was his reputation.

This is slowly starting to change. As of recently, Dunn has been performing extremely well in just about everything he's played in. I'm going to talk about Stellaris the most, since quite frankly, thats the game where I noticed this the most. During the times he was actually able to post (aka mostly D3), he showed that he was able to step up as townleader extremely well. He had the best reads in the village. Without Dunnstral, the game would have been significantly easier for scum to sweep, since Dunnstral was the only person who was actually putting pressure on Keyser and trying to lynch that slot while everyone else practically ignored Keyser's existance.

He was able to get the village to work together better then anyone else could. He was able to unite people to work together. Not to mention his mechanical play was on point as well, and you could see that just by his selection of traits, which could have broken the setup if he was actually town and others came to the same conclusions he did.

You can even tell just by looking at this game, where even though it was restarted, Dunn is still showing these traits of becoming a really strong town player that should be respected, and also here where he was undoubtedly the town MVP.

He's starting to become one of the best players on site currently.
White Knight
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
3/26/19Flavor LeafJingleBooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWHe came into Last Night Tomorrow and changed the game. Everyone, even the scum team, all the dead thread was blown away by his mechanical talk. He really was solving the game after his slot was basically an inactive slot. The way he used the BOONus Round mechanic to help mechanically clear the game, and the leader position he took on. He didn’t win, but his presence was felt right as he replaced in.
3/30/19XtoxmJingleBooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWJingle was the only player that attempted to make best use of the unique Boonus Rounds mechanic in the game, and did his best to make sure all town players were using their powers optimally through leadership and mechanical proficiency. Although he ended up losing, he made the game much harder for our scum team than it otherwise would have been, and was the town MVP. Had he played from the beginning, it's likely town would have won.
5/8/19themilkcartonkidnorthsidegalMini 2049: Innocent Evil PeopleThis player replaced into a game with a secret mechanic having figured out the mechanic entirely on her own. They then baited the mafia into revealing themselves in the last round, narrowly defeating mafia at the point when most of the town wrongly thought they were about to win. Without her replacing in, it's highly likely mafia would have won.
8/6/19JingleJjh927Vengeful Ghosts MafiaJJ doesn't like playing scum. He abhors it. But he replaced into scum in a spot that was frankly terrifying and managed to be fairly universally townread. He kept the game going, infiltrated a towncore very well and had the game well in hand until a vigshot from the dead thread killed him. Now, this sounds like the end of the story, but he then made the most fun of the game happen by manufacturing a slip and turning the game on it's head from the deadthread (players could continue communicating/voting on a vigshot after death) keeping the scum team afloat for a full two phases, nearly winning the game, and drawing even the most demoralized players into a round of nail biting that was easily the highlight of the game.
8/6/19JingleOSTENTATIOUSVengeful Ghosts MafiaOST replaced into what was mechanically the lynchpin of the setup, and managed to play two conflicting egos down to the point where town managed to win despite a crazy amount of infighting, no flips, a fake guilty on town in LYLO and a cunning scum gambit via solid play and selective claiming. Not only that, he made was was an otherwise frustrating game bearable for quite a few people and brought back a couple town powerhouses that were on the verge of replacing through sheer force of personality.
Hannibal Lecter
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
5/17/19Flavor LeafxtoxmBooneyToonz X: Boonin’ It In The SlumsThe role was called "New Supportive Significant Other". The player was given a target, which was known to be one of the Lovers that were in the game, but not known which one. At night, they would target players, and if that player was a Lover they would go into the Private Thread with them. From there, they had to say "I Love You (target name here)", which would have them win and leave the game. The caveat here was the only hint they were given as to which Lover is their target was the Role PM saying you needed to save your target from their toxic, delinquent Lover. Beginning of the game, it seemed impossible to Xtoxm, but by the end, he was conf town to everyone, and he had protected the Lovers from dying long enough so that he could get in their and accomplish his wincon.
7/6/19Flavor LeafxtoxmKrazy's Anime UpickA survivor-esque role that won with scum on Day 9. Survivor getting to Day 9 is kind of insane to then win. He played it well, and outed himself at the right time. This marks his 2nd 3rd party win this year as well.
Kodak Moment
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
3/26/19Flavor LeafDrewVaBooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWPrior to the page linked, everyone was tunneling on BrightEyedFish. This game was a hidden vote plurality lynch game, where every Day phase 4 players were chosen to choose when to end the day. Town was given information that Scum had a known Day Vig ability that would end the day, and game mechanics that caused for hidden votes and accepted twilight votes. While BrightEyedFish was getting tunneled, mainly by DrewVa, the hydra of Nancy Drew 39 and Krazy, who were at nearly 1700 posts, BrightEyedFish fake claimed Vengeful as town, as the day was coming to a close, the scum used their ability, but I wasn’t able to get there prior to the 4 players choosing to end the game, so the end of the day Vote Count came up, 10 people on BrightEyedFish, but DrewVa’s flip came up. Hilarity ensued in what was essentially a Governor shot causing the 1700 post tyranny of DrewVa. BrightEyedFish had even posted in his confessional thread “any magical abilities that can get me out of this?” Just prior.
6/17/19callforjudgmentElsa JayNon-Review GameElsa Jay, as scum with a fairly weak ability (1-shot neighbouriser), fakeclaimed it as Friendly Neighbour, a claim that should have been impossible to substantiate. He then managed to use the neighbourise shot into talking a townie into faking a Friendly Neighbour result on him, confirming him as town and pretty much winning scum the game. The spectators in the dead thread were confused at the original fakeclaim and pleasantly surprised when it actually ended up working.

Unfortunately, Elsa Jay ended up losing the game, but those were due to circumstances outside scum's control (the setup ended up very townsided – something that's entirely capable of happening by chance when the whole gimmick of the setup is that nobody has an opportunity to review it – and on top of that, a townie in the game was cheating and knew the entire scumteam). Elsa's play would have carried the game in any normal game, though, with all the (non-cheating) townies falling for it.
6/29/19Irrelephant11nomnomnommicro 879, mystery box of silver number 4: god is ALIVE (scum topic)Like other Mystery Box of Silver games by Schadd, this setup required scum to gift night actions to members of the town. In this case, scum had to create 1 private topic for two players during each of the first three nights, the members of which would gain access to a 1-shot power role. Only one PT could include scum, which, though this information was hidden from town, had the effect of semi-clearing the townies who claimed they had been in the PTs each night. As the town's PoE tightened around nomnomnom and her scummate, she thought of a stellar fake claim: that the two scum had been in a PT together, and that the PT revealed information about the setup to nomnomnom. When nomnomnom revealed this "setup information" to the town, town lost any grasp of setup spec. For every piece of information town had regarding the setup, it seemed nomnomnom had a "countering piece of information" which swung multiple players' reads in the wrong direction. Though nomnomnom made a nightkill on the last night which actually hurt her chances to win lylo, the lylo conftown could not wade through the fake information and setup expectations to see nomnomnom for her true alignment. Impressive creativity, nomnomnom :!:
7/3/19Flavor LeafEmperor flippyNipsKrazy’s Anime UpickDay 7, extremely low kill game, almost all claims are out, halfway through a day, flippynips had a Mafia guilty result. First, he claimed to have these results from different nights not realizing what day it was on, but the funniest part that had everybody stop playing the game to make a “LMAO” Post was when FlippyNips claimed that he had a result on Xtoxm from multiple nights ago, but he forgot what it was. He then comes out and states that he had an SK result from multiple nights before, but he just forgot about it. This was hilarious, and I accidentally did a spit take all over my iPad.
7/21/19nomnomnomEragonMini Normal 2066: Catloaves - Link to nominated postThe game was not going so well for scum Eragon: despite killing the most dangerous role of the setup night 1, one of his partners gets lynched day 1, and he is under a lot of scrutiny at the start of day 2. This is where he comes up with an extremely dangerous game plan. Having read on a guide how to test for scums by making a fake slip to catch them, he thought about making a fake scumslip, as scum, to try and fool people into thinking he was making a town play. On top of that, he asked his partner to point the slip to gain townpoints and create distance between the two scums, but also sealing his fate if the town did not buy into it. After dangerously approaching the hammer and getting to L-1, townies started believing this was a townie making a play, and making town lynch elsewhere for that day. While being extremely reckless and bonkers, this play bought a lot of much needed room for scums who turned that momentum into a mislynch and townpoints. It would have looked pretty miserable if this resulted in his lynch, but it worked and this takes a lot of guts to do this, and that's pretty much why this deserves a nomination. You're quite the adrenaline seeking demon :!:
8/6/19JingleThe entire dead thread. (jjh927, Dr Easy Bake, Chemist1422, Egix96, Binary Star, Dannflor, Flavor Leaf and OSTENTATIOUS)Vengeful Ghosts MafiaThis game was flipless, with the gimmick of the dead thread being able to communicate with the living through one slot and also fully controlling a vig shot. When 2/3 of the scum were dead and the third appeared to be on the chopping block, scum gambited to try for a hail mary pass by 'slipping' a night kill submission for an absent partner (who wasn't a partner at all. Town piled on, correctly caught on and tried to re stabilize onto the original lynch, but scum managed to quickhammer a minute before the night deadline. This happened on page 29 of the dead thread. Almost 50 pages and several phases later, scum nearly took the win off of the back of this play, which absolutely revitalized the game, the player's interest, and remained the main topic of discussion for the rest of the game. And so far, the post game.
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:43 pm

Game Of The Year
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
3/26/19JingleBoonskiiesBooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWThis was a game with 23 players, 10 day phases and at least 15 micro games over the course of months. There were long back and forths on mechanics, on reads, on nothing at all, and I loved every minute of it. There was incredible play from a bunch of people, a D1 traitor claim retracted into a miller claim, a solid townblock, and multiple confirmations. And despite town working together incredibly well, scum took the victory. The average level of play in the game was well above what I expect from most games. The players had fun throughout. And the dead thread was just as lively as the live thread.

Perhaps most importantly in my mind, though, is that there was no real fighting throughout the game. Sure, we were arguing and trying to lynch each other, but despite that the mod and the other players kept it light and fun the whole time. If every mafia game I played could be this fun, I doubt I'd do anything else.
3/26/19DavesazBoonskiiesBooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWThis 23 player game had multiple mechanics I hadn't seen before, an exceptional cast of players, fun and engaging flavor, and numerous closely fought battles over a fun-filled and action packed 10 game days. The game show themed minigames that gave +1 charges and role modifiers as prizes resulted in a constantly shifting web of possibilities, both enhancing the town's opportunities to solve but also adding wifom for the scum to hide in. Extra twists like a governor shot / fake venge (see related Nom for Kodak) made it especially fun to play. Plus we all got along pretty well when we weren't trying to shoot each other. ;-)
3/30/19XtoxmBoonskiiesBooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWThis game lasted for over 4 months, and remained run throughout. It had several unique mechanics, and i'm still not sure that the setup was balanced, but when a game lasts for 10 game days and ends in a 4p mylo where anyone can still win, that's beside the point. Definitely one of the best mafia games i've played in, and all of the players were great to play with too. The mods were response and helpful to mechanical questions, which was very important for our scum team in this wild setup.
Post of the Year
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3/27/19RadiantCowbells
+Firebringer
Enterwe need a fiveSo I kinda forgot the game was happening, but I've played this setup a couple times in sitechat before, (and modded them, too) and usually it doesn't matter who gets lynched first, just because if you get town, you get a confirmed townie, and most of the time by the first couple minutes based on who's working with who and so on and so forth. I saw the votecount and it looked like it was him or you. I knew if I voted you I'd either get scum and p much win, or I'd get town and you'd shoot him (killing scum). That's how it goes pretty much every time. So I flipped a coin that would only land heads up.

I get this setup mixed up a lot, though, with SS3 (and also every time I skim this I think townies are perma one-shot lynchproof) which is why I posted like I did at beginning of day 2. I know you know I'm town, cuz if you didn't think I was, you'd have shot me yesterday. Let's lynch RC and win this thing for the homies?
3/30/19xtoxmJingleBooneyToonz Extravaganza: LAST NIGHT TOMORROWNM, a claimed 1-shot doctor said he was going to be protecting the town's resident loyal fruit vendor. Unfortunately, the fruit vendor died. the post i nommed is jingle making the case for NM being bad town rather than scum that claimed they were going to protect the LFV and just killing it anyway. it cracked me up me up. jingle being able to make me laugh - like genuinely laugh - in the middle of a scum game i felt was nom worthy, and post of the year looked like the correct category for it.
Community Contributor
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4/7/19JingleAlisaeScummies Nomination ThreadAli has put a ton of effort into making the Scummies something to be interested in again. Backstage, I was privy to some of the work e put in on the new banners, and despite the fact that it was partially done in '18, I think the work deserves to be appreciated. Adding to that the work e's done on the Scummies Nom thread to make it look professional, neat, and not a waste of my time, I think Ali is going to be a big portion of why the scummies themselves are interesting this year. For that, I think e definitely deserves consideration here..
4/7/19JingleIrrelephant11Open Monthly ChallengesRelly was the driving force behind the setup Challenge threads we've been having in the Open Setup Discussion forum, and because of that push we've had a ton of new setups, people interested in discussing setups, and fantastic prompts. Relly has consistently put forward a strong showing in those threads and they show a lot of promise for an increase to the number and quality of Open games we have available. I know several of the games inspired by this have already been run, and I hope to see more get run in the future. Relly is the elephant MS needs, rather than just the elephant MS deserves. :)
6/18/19JingleBoonskiiesBooneyToonz DiscussionBoon has been running his BooneyToonz games for a while now, and pretty much anyone active on site is aware of them. Until this year, though, they were a fairly insular thing. The same players played in most of them, and while they were good and interesting setups, they weren't amazingly influential. Boon stepped that up this year. Not only has he been reaching out to others to join the fun of his setups, he's also been upping his game on making the series even more exciting for his players.

The BooneyToonz discussion thread is all you need to see to see Boon's dedication to not just making his own games fun, but helping other mods fill a niche left by the shift in the Normal Queue. Boon is directly responsible for a bunch of new and innovative roles, and indirectly responsible for others by virtue of inspiring a whole new group of up and coming mods.
Speedrunner
Date AddedNominatorNominatedGame & LinkDescription
6/19/2019Dannflorthe worstHALF MAST NIGHTLESSSimultaneously dubbed the worst and best marathon ever, this (in)famous game ran for 60+ pages and nearly 4 hours. In the game, the scum team not only made their scummiest member the flag bearer but were also nearly revealed by a mod error in the vote counts. Though frustrating at points, this record breaking game was entertaining and memorable for most everyone involved. It wasn't the perfect marathon, but nevertheless it was an unforgettable experience. An enjoyable mess that still gets referenced several months later—not only for its size but for the player list and the specific absurdity of how the game went down. The players played their hearts out despite the draining length and nature of the game. the worst—despite his unfortunate mod error that could have given away the scum team—maintained consistent vote counts for 4 hours straight, was succinct with deadlines, and kept things moving as quickly as possible in an exhausting game of ridiculous size.
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:43 pm

Hai Friends!~

I kinda wanna have 2019 be a good fucking year.

So I am going to be a bit more personally involved with this!

So I will be
- Helping people fill out the form. There's always that one guy that doesn't want to fill out the form, so I am willing to help them out there as long as they provide the description needed :]
- Updating these tables. I'll probably check for new submissions on the form at the end of the week, and I'll make sure to keep the tables updated with new nominations. (Also, PM me if tables need to be updated and I will come running)

And doing other things that come to my mind to help :]
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:55 pm

wow
mbos6 day3. its in day 3 - d3
todays featured user: Papa Zito

what love got to do with it when you don't love yourself?

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:01 pm

amazing
sign up for baton pass !

played | rulesets | setups

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:02 pm

tbh
idunno why I tried so hard but I guess it comes from me just wanting a change and things to be different I guess.
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:08 pm

Hope those tables look nice on mobile.
Excited to see Alisae bustin some chops and making things nicer.

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:09 pm

i oppose every award
mbos6 day3. its in day 3 - d3
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:11 pm

Already tested
works on all skins due to the themed tables.

Forgot mobile testing but just tested it now, looks way better then I thought it would expect.
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:24 pm

Obligatory Firebringer post about how rewards are pointless.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:03 am

we need to talk about your priorities, grandson
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:roll: Aside from that entire post being annoying as fuck, your scumread on me makes no sense." -Elyse (scum)


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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:08 am

Post#3 is my jam.
Go get to know xRECKONERx!
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:08 am

In post 15, Extrapolated Eagle wrote:we need to talk about your priorities, grandson
who the fuck are you I'm not your grandson
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:09 am

In post 18, Alisae wrote:
In post 15, Extrapolated Eagle wrote:we need to talk about your priorities, grandson
who the fuck are you I'm not your grandson

i'm firebringer
"@EE
:roll: Aside from that entire post being annoying as fuck, your scumread on me makes no sense." -Elyse (scum)

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:11 am

You know
it just occured to me that people may not actually know everything that was actually changed.
Because a lot changed.
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:12 am

In post 19, Extrapolated Eagle wrote:
In post 18, Alisae wrote:
In post 15, Extrapolated Eagle wrote:we need to talk about your priorities, grandson
who the fuck are you I'm not your grandson

i'm firebringer
SIR
You are not a growlithe
you are an eagle
I am no affiliated with any eagles.
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:01 am

Yay I still made a first page Ego!

Maybe I'll actually make the noms I intend to this year...
Gotta look at these fancy changes :)
Half meme, Half real, All Aristophanes ;) - Jingle


Yup, def pretty sure I'm retiring from Mafia this time...

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:29 am

*applause*

This looks amazing!

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:59 am

In post 23, Irrelephant11 wrote:*applause*

This looks amazing!
ikr, I wonder who spent 4-6 hours all on tables? They look really good!
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