Newbie 1943: Crosswords (Game Over)

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:54 pm

Newbie 1943: Crosswords
Moderated by: baezu

I have been a subscriber to Games Magazine as well as World of Puzzles since 1992. I still complete those magazines (even though they've been combined into one, these days) from cover to cover. They have a range of different puzzles from very easy to extremely difficult. This game, I will introduce you to some of my favorites. If you enjoy them, there are many more where they came from!

What is an Acrostic Puzzle?

An acrostic puzzle is sort of a hybrid between a cryptogram and a crossword puzzle. Your goal is to reveal a hidden quote in the grid at the top by correctly answering the crossword-style clues near the bottom of the puzzle. Each letter in the quote is linked to a letter in one of the clue answers. As you fill in more and more answers, more letters will begin to fill the quote grid, until eventually the entire quote is revealed. What's more, the author and/or source of the quote will be spelled out when you read the first letter of each answer.
https://acrostics.puzzlebaron.com/play.php


Playerlist

cyrus62
Whemestar replaces Phone0Ix
Adorable
Spangled
Emporer flippyNips replaces Sera Masumi replaces connorcompton
Cyan Talon
TemporalLich (SE)
eth0s (SE) replaces Thespio replaces RedFlavor replaces teacher
osuka (SE) replaces Robbnva

Bold=confirmed
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Living Players
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cyrus62
Whemestar
Adorable
Spangled
TemporalLich (SE)
eth0s (SE)
osuka (SE)


Dead Players
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Cyan Talon Town Doctor
Emperor flippyNipsVanilla Town


Modkilled
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Vote Counts:
Spoiler:
    Day One

  • Day Two
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:02 pm

Game Rules


General Rules/Game Etiquette
  • Obey all Site-wide Rules.
  • Communication outside the thread (if your role specifically allows it) is allowed until the game begins.
  • You may not quote private communication of any kind. This includes moderator-supplied information (either real or fabricated) of any kind.
  • Paraphrasing (for role claims, etc.) is acceptable.
  • There is to be NO personal communication outside of the forum postings unless your role PM specifically allows it.

Activity/Prods/Replacements
  • Prods of missing players will be issued after 30 hours of no activity.
  • A prodded player has 24 hours to respond to the prod, after which time a replacement search will begin. The prodded player may re-enter the game so long as no replacement has been found.
  • A player who has been prodded 3 times is subject to possible replacement without further notice.
  • If you anticipate being unavailable for more than 30 hours please PM me or post in the thread to declare V/LA.
  • I reserve the right to force replace players who need extensively long V/LA at my own discretion.

Deadlines
  • Deadlines for this game will be 10 days for Day 1 and 7 days for following Day Phases. Night Phases will last a maximum of 48 hours.
  • Players may request an early end to the Night Phase by PM'ing me. Night will be cut short if all players request it.
  • Extensions are given only in extreme circumstances.
  • If you have a role with a Night action your choices are due to me by the posted deadline. If I do not receive your choice via PM by the posted deadline you will forfeit your actions.

Player Actions/Voting/Player Death
  • A simple majority of all living players must agree on one person (via voting) for a Lynch to occur (simple majority = ½ # of living players +1, rounded down). If no one has a simple majority of votes at deadline a No Lynch will occur.
  • Votes must be bolded or use the [.vote] tags to be counted (e.g. Vote: Player or VOTE: Player).
  • Unvotes are not necessary before changing votes.
  • You may Vote: No Lynch - a simple majority of these vote types are required to send the game to Night phase without a Lynch.
  • Votes made using nicknames or abbreviations will be counted at my discretion. Fake vote gambits should be executed at your own peril. If I think its a vote, then its a vote.

Miscellaneous
  • I will use Bolded Violet (#800080) for Mod posts. Don't impersonate me. No invisible/small/encrypted text is allowed.
  • Any situation not explicitly covered above is subject to my discretion and will be handled as I see fit on a case-by-case basis.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:03 pm

Setup Information
2d3 (as designed by Cabd):

ABC
MafiaMafia RoleblockerMafia RolecopMafia Goon
Row 1Town Cop and Town NeapolitanTown Cop and Town TrackerTown Cop and Vanilla Townie
Row 2Town Jailkeeper and Town DoctorTown Jailkeeper and Town TrackerTown Jailkeeper and Vanilla Townie
Row 3Town Cop and Town DoctorTown Neapolitan and Town DoctorTown Tracker and Town Doctor

Each Newbie Game will be given a setup that incorporates one mafia role from the top of a column, and then two town roles from a row below the selected mafia role. The remaining six roles will be filled in by one mafia goon and five vanilla townies appropriately, to create a 2-mafia and 7-town setup.

All Newbie games use the Natural Action Resolution system for determining Night action effects. Mafia Roleblocker action takes precedence over a Town Jailkeeper action should that apply.

Mafia have access to their Private Topic at all times.

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

Spoiler: Sample Role PM's
Vanilla TownieWelcome!

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].

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town JailkeeperWelcome!

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].

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town CopWelcome!

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].

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town NeapolitanWelcome!

You are a Town Neapolitan.

You may target one player per night phase. At the end of the night phase, you will be informed if they are Vanilla Townie or Not Vanilla Townie. 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].

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town TrackerWelcome!

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 or players they targeted with their action, if any. 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].

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Town DoctorWelcome!

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].

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment.

Mafia GoonWelcome!

You are a Mafia Goon.

Your partner is PLAYERNAME who is a Mafia Goon/Roleblocker/Rolecop. Together 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 at any time.

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

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

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment or by posting in your PT.

Mafia RolecopWelcome!

You are a Mafia Rolecop.

You may target one player per night phase. At the end of the night phase, you will be informed of their role but not their alignment. Vanilla Townies and Mafia Goons will both return "Vanilla". If you are roleblocked, you will receive no result.

Your partner is PLAYERNAME who is a Mafia Goon/Roleblocker. Together 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 role cop in the same night phase. You also share a factional PT, located [url]here[/url], where you may talk at any time.

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

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

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment or by posting in your PT.

Mafia RoleblockerWelcome!

You are a Mafia Roleblocker.

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

Your partner is PLAYERNAME who is a Mafia Goon/Rolecop. Together 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 at any time.

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

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

Confirm by replying with your role name and alignment or by posting in your PT.
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:03 pm

Introduction and Tips

Here are some helpful links (a lot of them from our helpful wiki):
-> Forum Rules and Guidelines
-> The Glossary
-> Commonly Used Abbreviations
-> The Newbie Guide
-> Articles on How to Play Well (be sure to check the dates these were written/updated, as good advice changes over time)


Key Concepts and Tips

Activity

Try to check in at least once a day. Besides the activity requirements listed in baezu’s original post, it's just necessary for a fun and healthy game that everyone plays. If you post very rarely, or only post a little bit at a time, you may get scumread for lurking. Even if you are not scumread for it, what's the fun in playing a game where multiple people are hardly participating?

Site Meta

Meta is the description of how people on Mafiascum like to play mafia. Things can be different on other online mafia sites, or if you play IRL, so it's good to know what's expected of you on this site. These aren't "rules", per se, but if you don't follow these guidelines it is likely things will go poorly for you on MS. Some examples are...

Random Voting Stage (RVS)
Games on MafiaScum almost always begin with what we call the Random Voting Stage (RVS). At this point in the game, we are in a low information game state (except the mafia, which know everyone’s alignment). As a way to provoke reaction, start a discussion, and try to determine alignment, people will usually vote for non-serious reasons. As the discussion progresses, we will eventually get the game moving and progress out of RVS.

Voting, L-x, and Hammers
L-x is a way to convey how far away a player is away from a lynch. For example, you should always announce that you are putting someone at L-1 (1 vote away from a lynch) so that someone doesn’t come along and accidentally vote for that players lynch. This also prevents Mafia-aligned players from coming along and placing the final vote to lynch (“hammer”) and claiming ignorance about doing so. You may also see L-2 and L-3 (2 votes away from a lynch and 3 votes away from a lynch, respectively).

Before you hammer a player, state your intent to hammer (usually done in bold) and ask the player to claim their role. This is done to prevent power roles from being lynched, and can sometimes get Mafia-aligned players to be caught (via counter claiming). It's best to then allow other players to react and discuss the claim before hammering.


Claiming Your Role
It is almost always best to not claim your role unless you are at L-1 and have been asked to claim as part of an “intent to hammer.” This is because, as a town power role (“PR”), if you out prematurely, you are likely to be night-killed (“NK’d”). As a Vanilla Townie (“VT”), claiming early helps the mafia team narrow down the setup and possible PR candidates. An exception to this would be if a mafia player claimed your role, claiming early to counter the false claim (“CC”) would out the mafia player, and would be a benefit to the town.

Do not fake claim a power role as town! While it may help you avoid getting lynched, you might cause a real PR to out themselves by counter claiming - then the mafia will know who the PR is, and you will probably get lynched for lying to town. Feel free to fake a claim as scum, though, if you think it would help.

LyLo
LyLo is the shortened representation of “lynch or lose.” LyLo in the Newbie Queue is when there are 3 remaining players, 2 of which are town and 1 is mafia; or when there are 5 remaining players, 3 of which are town and 2 are mafia. It is important in these situations that the town aligned players do not carelessly vote like is done during RVS or early days, as the mafia player(s) can organize and instantly provide the necessary votes to lynch (“quickhammer”) and win the game.

Conclusion
Mafia is hard! As town, it can be hard to figure things out, and stressful when people think you're scum. That's okay! Just share your thoughts on who you think is scum as they come to you, and don't be afraid to change your mind. As scum, it can be hard to lie convincingly, and stressful when people think you're scum. Don't let that scare you! Try to think of what you would post if you were town, and don't be afraid to "change your mind".

This is a game. Have fun!
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:04 pm

Role PMs are out now, game will start when 7/9 confirm.
7/9 confirmed
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:07 am

Hello! I'm your resident SE!

What's your experience with Mafia?
time will end

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:42 am

In post 5, TemporalLich wrote:Hello! I'm your resident SE!

What's your experience with Mafia?

Hello there.

I've played one scum game here, and none town, thus I'm quite inexperienced - I'll do my best though :D
Yourself?

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VOTE: teacher
What are you willing to bet circumstances are reversed this time?

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:46 am

In post 5, TemporalLich wrote:Hello! I'm your resident SE!

What's your experience with Mafia?
mostly life this is my 4th game on here i am trying to get better at it.

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:55 am

In post 6, Spangled wrote:Hello there.

I've played one scum game here, and none town, thus I'm quite inexperienced - I'll do my best though :D
Yourself?
I've played a few games here, and have tried epicmafia once.
time will end

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:59 am

VOTE: Cyan Talon tell me if i do better this time

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:03 am

I'm getting a mild townping from cyrus... seems honest and modest.
time will end

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:05 am

In post 8, TemporalLich wrote:
In post 6, Spangled wrote:Hello there.

I've played one scum game here, and none town, thus I'm quite inexperienced - I'll do my best though :D
Yourself?
I've played a few games here, and have tried epicmafia once.

Spoiler:
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What have you played outside of the Newbie Queue?

In post 9, cyrus62 wrote:VOTE: Cyan Talon tell me if i do better this time

Ah good, I was worried we weren't doing RVS for whatever reason :D

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:09 am

In post 11, Spangled wrote:What have you played outside of the Newbie Queue?
Mostly theme games, with one normal
time will end

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:10 am

In post 5, TemporalLich wrote:Hello! I'm your resident SE!

What's your experience with Mafia?

Might as well reintroduce myself to this (mostly) new PL:

I'm a relatively new player in Forum Mafia coming from the Pokemon Showdown Mafia chatroom and its forums extension. I've played in the chatroom for several months, and have played a total of 3 Mafia games on forums (one D6 and an Open Setup on PS as well as a Newbie Game on MafiaScum). I don't have much in terms of actual skill or experience, but I do like to play to the best of my abilities and I often take games seriously.

I expect a game that's fun from everyone on here, even if the only person I've met so far is Cyrus.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:11 am

In post 9, cyrus62 wrote:VOTE: Cyan Talon tell me if i do better this time

Depends on you, buddy.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:40 am

starting to think my timezone dose not match most people eastern time zone whats your guys time zones?

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:56 am

In post 15, cyrus62 wrote:starting to think my timezone dose not match most people eastern time zone whats your guys time zones?

That makes you UTC-5 (for reference) - I'm UTC+9.

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:59 am

Seeing as you still seem to be up and around, could you give us some early reads, Cyrus?

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:04 am

why would i give reads on the 1st page when theres still people not yet to post dont be so hasty let others post then i can give reads.

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:25 am

from what i see so far on only see town

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:44 am

In post 19, cyrus62 wrote:from what i see so far on only see town

FYI this counts as a read

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:31 am

Sup
I’m sorry to everyone I’ve ever pissed off or annoyed.

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:32 am

In post 21, Robbnva wrote:Sup

The ceiling is up.

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:33 am

So is the sky
I’m sorry to everyone I’ve ever pissed off or annoyed.

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:39 am

What about the sun?
time will end

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