Auction Buy the Bullet - who will be shot?

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:24 am

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Current Status: Auction 4/4



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Gammagooey4♦♠
StrangerCoug10
enomis7♥♠
Iconeum4♦♣
logan51232♠♣




Buy the Bullet is a negotiation, bidding, and targetting game based on concepts similar to Ready, Aim, Fire! and Ferris Wheel. Each round cards will be up for auction, and these cards can help buy a bullet in a future round. Any player who has earned a bullet must then immediately target any player who will then be executed. However, earning that bullet will require negotiation and strategy based on the limited resources that you have to start. Furthermore, executed players still have a chance to affect the outcome, because their unused coins can be pledged to alive players for use later in the game! Who will buy the bullet and who will bite the bullet? This is just like Buy the Bullet but with an additional auction step before bullets are given out.

Rules
  • Open Phase - Auction
  • The open phase will take place in auction format. One by one, players will bid to earn cards on the table with a time limit of 12 hours per bid. Failure to bid by deadline will lead to automatically raising the bid by 1 coin. Conditional bids may be PMed in advance. There are four total rounds of auction.
  • All cards will be shuffled. For 5 players there will be 5 diamonds, 5 hearts, 5 spades, and 5 clubs. One additional card of each suit will be added for each additional player. Cards are ranked in this order Diamonds ♦♢ > Hearts ♥♡ > Spades ♠♤ > Clubs ♣♧.
  • For the round, there will be 1 card on the table for each player. ie: Round 1 for 5 players = ♦♦♠♠♣. Cards will be organized by rank.
  • During auction bidding, each player has two options: Pass or Bid $.
  • Every player begins with fifteen coins in their hand to bid on cards. Players will not be granted any new coins until coins have been pledged to them by a dead player.
  • On a player's turn, they may either raise the highest bid by a minimum of 1 coin or pass.
  • If a player chooses to pass (or cannot successfully raise the bid), they will take the right-most card (lowest-ranked) on the table and will also receive a refund worth half of their coins bid (rounded down - ie if you bid 7, you are given 3 back and therefore have spent 4). As such, every player will always earn 1 and exactly 1 card during each auction.
  • If all other players have passed, you will take the remaining card on the table but will pay the full amount of your bid.
  • After the fourth round of auction, no more cards will be auctioned unless all cards have been played. If so, then all players are given seven additional coins and cards will be reshuffled.
  • Closed Phase - Purchasing
  • Closed phase will only occur after players have a card in hand. Cards are used to bid for the bullet. Each round while the auction occurs, players will either privately play a card in their hand or no card. Players must PM the mod their choice before end of auction. Players may play a card that they have earned in the current open auction. Failure to complete this step will lead to using their highest non-winning card (or no-card if applicable). The player that bid with the highest ranked unduplicated card for that round will win the bullet. In the case of ties all around, no one will win the bullet and all cards in that round will be discarded. The next auction proceeds whether a bullet has been bought or not. Each round all bid cards will be discarded whether a bullet has been bought or not.
  • For example if in round two, five players played the following:
    A - No card
    B - Diamond ♦
    C - Diamond ♦
    D - Heart ♥
    E - Club ♣
    Then D would win the trick. Diamonds cancel each other out for duplicating, and the next highest card in the trick is Hearts. However, if E played a Heart, then no one earns the bullet, and all played cards are discarded. All cards played are made public on each round afterward. All cards in hand are also public.
  • If all alive players submit "no card", then all players will lose their highest-ranked card.
  • The player that earns the bullet will have 24 hours to then announce in thread whom s/he would like to execute/shoot. Please bold like so Shoot: pablito. The executed player is then removed from contention from winning. Auction bidding may then start afterward.
  • The executed player retains all cards and these are discarded from the game. Alive players can communicate via PMs. Dead players can continue to post only in thread after death to continue negotiating with players.
  • Because it is very likely that alive players will run out of coins before the end of the auction, dead players may pledge coins each round to any alive player. To do so, a dead player must post in bold like so Pledge 5 coins to pablito. Once coins are pledged to an alive player, the choice cannot be undone and the exchange takes place immediately.
  • Failure to submit an auction bid before deadline will cause player to provide highest bid. Upon third auction strike - player will spend all coins on bid.
  • Failure to submit a card before deadline will give a player a strike. First strike - Submit "highest non-winning card". Second strike - Modkill/DQ. Failure to shoot someone before deadline leads to receiving a strike and a 24 hr extension of deadline. Penalty will apply during next bidding phase.
  • Play continues until only one player remains - who is then announced the winner.
Last edited by pablito on Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:17 pm, edited 18 times in total.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:45 am

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:46 am

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:46 am

pew pew
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:28 am

Sample rounds 1 and 2:

5 players

Round 1: ♦♦♦♥♣

Alpha bids 1 coin
Beta passes (earns ♣ for 0 coins)
Gamma bids 4 coins
Delta bids 6 coins
Epsilon bids 7 coins
Alpha passes (earns ♥ for 1 coin - half rounded down)
Gamma passes (earns ♦ for 2 coins - half rounded down)
Delta passes (earns ♦ for 3 coins - half rounded down)
Epsilon wins bid (earns ♦ for 7 coins)

Alpha - 14 coins - ♥
Beta - 15 coins - ♣
Gamma - 13 coins - ♦
Delta - 12 coins - ♦
Epsilon - 8 coins - ♦

Round 2. All players secretly PM their closed choice of card or no-card for bidding for the bullet. Can use newly earned cards as well (but must be accurate). Deadline end of auction.
♦♥♠♠♣
As Epsilon won the last auction, has right to bid/pass first.
Epsilon - 1 coin
Alpha - 4 coins
Beta - 6 coins
Gamma - passes (earns ♣ for 0 coins)
Delta - 7 coins
Epsilon - passes (earns ♠ for 1 coin - half rounded down)
Alpha - 8 coins
Beta - 9 coins
Delta - passes (earns ♠ for 4 coins - half rounded down)
Alpha - passes (earns ♥ for 4 coins - half rounded down)
Beta wins ♦ for 9 coins

Alpha - 10 coins - ♥♥
Beta - 6 coins - ♦♣
Gamma - 13 coins - ♦♣
Delta - 8 coins - ♦♠
Epsilon - 7 coins - ♦♠

We now resolve the card bidding.

Alpha - no card
Beta - ♣
Gamma - ♦
Delta - ♦
Epsilon - no card.
Gamma's and Delta's diamonds cancel each other out. Beta buys the bullet by using the ♣. Everyone keeps any unused cards. Cancelled and bid cards are discarded though.

Before any new action occurs, Beta must eliminate a player. Beta shoots Alpha. Alpha is eliminated and may publicly pledge any or all of their coins to any living player. Those coins will be added immediately and can be used immediately during next auction.

These phases continue until end of 4th round of auction, upon which no more cards are available for purchase. Then it becomes more like a classic Buy the Bullet game where players have cards and can play card or no card - except dead players have less influence in that stage.
Last edited by pablito on Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:30 am

So we do an auction for the auction cards?
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:35 am

In post 5, NotAJumbleOfNumbers wrote:So we do an auction for the auction cards?


Auction occurs to use coins to buy the suited cards.
Cards are played to buy the bullet.
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:22 am

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:30 am

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:55 pm

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:16 pm

Signups close at 10pm EST tonight or when I get to the computer to finalize things. Maybe not until tomorrow morning. Game starts at some point later.

2 more spots open if you want to join, but game will start either way.

Positions will be randomized before game begins and will stick throughout entire game.
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:32 am

i have a usual weekend vla but i'll try to be here to take actions
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:47 am

5 players!

Current Status: Auction 1/4 - Gamma's bid
Deadline: Friday 9:44pm EST


Playercoinscards
Gammagooey15
StrangerCoug15
enomis15
Iconeum15
logan512315


Cards on the table for bidding.
♥ ♥ ♠ ♣ ♣
First person to pass gets the club, second club, third spade, fourth heart, winner heart.

Post bids in here - feel free to go in order whenever it's your turn (turn order in this table. StrangerCoug on deck, then enomis...). If you want to submit a conditional bid in advance, feel free to PM me and I will include when I log in.
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:23 am

Conditional automatic pass

I'm not wasting coins on this.
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:16 am

Bid 2 coins

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:25 am

Current Status: Auction 1/4 - StrangerCoug's bid
Deadline: Saturday 12:24am EST [Friday 10:24pm mountain]


Playercoinscardsbid
Gammagooey152
StrangerCoug15?
enomis15
Iconeum15
logan512315


Cards on the table for bidding.
♥ ♥ ♠ ♣ ♣
First person to pass gets the club, second club, third spade, fourth heart, winner heart.


StrangerCoug - minimum bid 3 coins or pass
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:35 am

Bid 3 coins
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:40 am

Current Status: Auction 1/4 - enomis' bid
Deadline: Saturday 12:40am EST


Playercoinscardsbid
Gammagooey152
StrangerCoug153
enomis15?
Iconeum15
logan512315


Cards on the table for bidding.
♥ ♥ ♠ ♣ ♣
First person to pass gets the club, second club, third spade, fourth heart, winner heart.


enomis - minimum bid 4 coins or pass
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:18 pm

bid:4
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:23 pm

Current Status: Auction 1/4 - Iconeum's bid
Deadline: Saturday 1:18am EST


Playercoinscardsbid
Gammagooey152
StrangerCoug153
enomis154
Iconeum15?
logan512315


Cards on the table for bidding.
♥ ♥ ♠ ♣ ♣
First person to pass gets the club, second club, third spade, fourth heart, winner heart.


Iconeum - minimum bid 5 coins or pass
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:52 pm

pass
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:25 pm

logan passes

Current Status: Auction 1/4 - enomis' bid
Deadline: Saturday 12:40am EST


Playercoinscardsbid
Gammagooey152
StrangerCoug153
enomis154
Iconeum15Pass
logan512315Pass


Cards on the table for bidding.
♥ ♥ ♠
Next person to pass gets the spade, afterward heart, winner heart.


Gammagooey - minimum bid 5 coins or pass
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:03 pm

pass

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:19 pm

Gamma refunded 1 coin. Spends 1 coin to buy ♠


Current Status: Auction 1/4 - SC's bid
Deadline: Saturday 4:12am EST


Playercoinscardsbid
Gammagooey142
StrangerCoug153
enomis154
Iconeum15Pass
logan512315Pass


Cards on the table for bidding.
♥ ♥
Next person to pass gets the heart, winner heart.


StrangerCoug - minimum bid 5 coins or pass. Should be obvious right?
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:51 pm

hey so the correct option is to bid on the heart anyways, because then you'll have less money which will not make you a target... and then you can use the heart next round, steal the shot, and BAM YOU DECIDE WHO DECIDES WHO'S THE KINGMAKER


And if you believe that, I have this nice copy of Super Smash Bros. Melee I'll sell to you for a million dollars
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