Open 336: Scales of Justice (Town wins!)

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“We’re not different here. It’s just the conditions we live in that mean relations are different.

Up here, your heart is purer.”

The man grew wistful as he surveyed the river and the trees. He would be sad when the day came to leave this place that had become home.

Soviet-era propaganda may have blown the reality of Russia’s Far North out of proportion in the eyes of most; certainly in the eyes of foreigners to the region. Life is played amidst polar darkness and biting cold, and when temperatures begin to warm insects infest the area. But residents are, inexplicably, bound to the place. It is a unique region, rich in all respects: history, culture, religion, nature. And yet it is neglected.

The Soviets took the area and used it, building labour camps for political prisoners, amongst others. They lured citizens with the promises of high wages, good working hours, rich culture and beautiful landscapes. When the Union fell, it had taken most of these promises down with it. Wretched, drunken people fill tumbledown buildings with their sorrow. The high wages remain only in the hands of few. People spend draining hours working in mines, emerging blackened by dust. Dangerous levels of pesticides are found in rivers - sometimes sparking fires on the water. Oil spillages, soil exhaustion, overcutting of trees, urbanisation and industrialisation: all have a hand in the slow death of the environment. Only 15 percent of the urban population breathes air that is not harmful; only 50 percent of Russia’s water is drinkable. In the Soviet system, incidents such as the bursting of an oil pipeline received little or no public notice, and remedial actions were slow or non-existent. Government officials felt that natural resources were abundant enough to afford waste, that the land could easily absorb any level of pollution, and that establishing protective measures would be detrimental to the economy. They were wrong.

What is the future of the Far North?

Companies with operations based in the region are increasing layoffs. People do not have the money to sustain themselves. They don’t even have the money to change their habits in order to sustain themselves. Transporting consumer goods to the Far North is becoming increasingly expensive as suppliers lose interest in the area. If the government cannot be bothered to expend the time or energy to pay attention to the people, what hope does the local environment have?

Bailiffs are hired to evict people from their villages, but they do not provide the means for them to go any further than the next little town. Eventually, the population of the Far North will be situated around one major city, their previous homes left to waste in the harsh tundra. Crime will rise, as will alcoholism. It seems that the Russian government is buying time, endlessly shifting people from one place to another while they figure out a better solution. If it exists.

You and a few residents of your small village have decided to take matters in your own hands. The bailiffs have come for you, but you do not wish to go. The present may already be bleak, but surely it is not bleaker than what lies ahead should you succumb. If you can raise awareness of your plight, you can force the government to pay attention. You can force them to improve the conditions in which you live.

Maybe you can make things better…?



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(9/9 alive, boldface = confirmed, struck = dead, * = prodded, # = being replaced, name = replaced player)

Image Packbat glowball* (D1/N1) (Vanilla Townie, survived and won!)
ImageImage ConSpiracy (Vanilla Townie, survived and won!)
ImageImage Eijolend* (Vanilla Townie, survived and won!)
ImageImage farside22 (Vanilla Townie, forced out of the town [lynched] D2 and won!)
ImageImage DarthYoshi (Mafia Strongman, forced out of the town [lynched] D1 and lost)
ImageImageImage fatlikepig DonJosh** (D1) (Vanilla Townie, forced out of the town [killed] N2 and won!)
ImageImageImage Scott Brosius (Town Cop, forced out of the town [killed] N1 and won!)
ImageImage Ankamius** Friend (D1) (Mafia Goon, forced out of the town [lynched] D3 and lost)
ImageImageImage Darox** Scumhunter (Pre) (Town Watcher, survived and won!)


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You will receive one of the following two roles at the start of the game:
Mafia Goon
Vanilla Townie

ImageImageThe Mafia Power Roles are:
Mafia Strongman
Mafia Godfather
Mafia Ninja

ImageImageThe Town Power Roles are:
Cop
Tracker
Watcher
Roleblocker
Doctor


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(for every possible role)

[A] denotes an Active ability - it may be used once every night phase by the player possessing it.
ImageImageImage[F] denotes a Factional ability - it is shared between all members of your faction.
ImageImageImage[F] denotes a Passive ability - you have no control over it, it is permanently in effect.
Spoiler: Preliminary Role PMs (Day 0 and prior)
Mafia Goon wrote:

You're under the employ of the Russian Government as a bailiff. You have been assigned – with one of your colleagues – to evict the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

As a result, the village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10. Living in the town is becoming unsustainable for its inhabitants: they must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments you supplied them with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for them to live a better life somewhere else.

Although they have the legal right to stay put, doing so is costing the government money and making your superiors look bad. You've ventured into an agreement with the coal company who employs most of the townspeople – Vorkutaugol (Vorkuta Coal). They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves. And in exchange for a small slice of their shares, you're turning a blind eye to this.

Technically, you should be compensating the villagers for their losses – they deserve an apartment in central Russia, but you're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings (it would cost too much money to get them settled down in Moscow).

The town's inhabitants are (rightfully) complaining of the injustices you are committing. And you need to put a stop to this as soon as possible.

When the air is clear, you can meet with the townspeople and your partner. The villagers will be looking to force you out of their town, while you're trying to seize the opportunity to frame a townsperson as a bailiff. Someone will be forced out of the town through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words.

Additionally, the village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius. This is not a problem for you thanks to blizzard-resistant equipment the government has supplied you with. But the other members of the town are, thankfully, not as lucky. They must stay inside during a purga lest their flesh freezes. During a purga you can travel to a person's apartment to serve them with an eviction notice. They will immediately be forced to leave the town. You may discuss who that person is with your partner in your shared apartment. Be careful, however: some townspeople can protect and investigate others, as well as stop you from doing your job.

Use your tools wisely. Liquidate the town. Use stealth and cunning to achieve your goal.

Good luck.


You are a Mafia Goon, as is your partner [Player's Name].

[F] Kill - Each night phase, either you or your partner may target someone with your kill.
[F] Talk - During the night phase, you and your partner may communicate here: [QuickTopic link].
[F] Upgrade - During the Pregame you and your partner must choose which of the following roles will replace you or your partner's (randomly selected). The Pregame ends 24 hours after everyone confirms.
Mafia Strongman - submitting the factional kill through this player means that nothing can prevent the target's death.
Mafia Godfather - if investigated by a cop, this player will be revealed as Town-aligned.
Mafia Ninja - this player cannot be tracked or watched when submitting the factional kill.
[F] Upgrade - During the first Day, instead of lynching, all players will vote on two roles from the following list which will replace two random townies'.
Cop - at night, you may learn the alignment of a player you select.
Tracker - at night, you may select a player. You will learn the name of the player that person targeted with an ability (if any).
Watcher - at night, you may select a player. You will learn the name(s) of the player(s) who targeted that person with an ability (if any).
Roleblocker - at night, you may disable all the active abilities of a player of your choice.
Doctor - at night, you may choose a player to protect from the Mafia's night kill.
[F] Win Con. - You win when all members of the town have been eliminated or nothing can prevent this from occurring.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.




Vanilla Townie wrote:

You're one of the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

And now that your village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10, things are getting tough on you: you must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments the government once supplied you with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for you to live a better life somewhere else.

You have the legal right to stay where you are. And yet you're receiving less money from the coal companies who have been frostbitten by the recession. They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves.

Your government isn't playing fair, either. They refuse to acknowledge that you exist and aren't giving you compensation for your losses – you deserve an apartment in central Russia but they're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings. Soon their bailiffs will come to evict you. But you're not going down without a fight.

Your village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius, forcing you to keep inside lest your flesh freezes. During this time you cannot do anything. During this time the government agents are active. You wait inside to be served with an eviction notice like the rest of the town. But when the air is clear, you can meet with the rest of your town to find the bailiffs among them and force them out of your village. You do this through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words. Use your tools wisely. Reclaim your town. If you stir up a fuss, you cannot be ignored.

Good luck.


You are a Vanilla Townie.

[F] Upgrade - During the first Day, instead of lynching, all players will vote on two roles from the following list which will replace two random townies'.
Cop - at night, you may learn the alignment of a player you select.
Tracker - at night, you may select a player. You will learn the name of the player that person targeted with an ability (if any).
Watcher - at night, you may select a player. You will learn the name(s) of the player(s) who targeted that person with an ability (if any).
Roleblocker - at night, you may disable all the active abilities of a player of your choice.
Doctor - at night, you may choose a player to protect from the Mafia's night kill.
[F] Win Con. - You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.


Spoiler: Finalised Role PMs (Night 0 and beyond)
Mafia Goon wrote:

You're under the employ of the Russian Government as a bailiff. You have been assigned – with one of your colleagues – to evict the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

As a result, the village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10. Living in the town is becoming unsustainable for its inhabitants: they must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments you supplied them with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for them to live a better life somewhere else.

Although they have the legal right to stay put, doing so is costing the government money and making your superiors look bad. You've ventured into an agreement with the coal company who employs most of the townspeople – Vorkutaugol (Vorkuta Coal). They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves. And in exchange for a small slice of their shares, you're turning a blind eye to this.

Technically, you should be compensating the villagers for their losses – they deserve an apartment in central Russia, but you're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings (it would cost too much money to get them settled down in Moscow).

The town's inhabitants are (rightfully) complaining of the injustices you are committing. And you need to put a stop to this as soon as possible.

When the air is clear, you can meet with the townspeople and your partner. The villagers will be looking to force you out of their town, while you're trying to seize the opportunity to frame a townsperson as a bailiff. Someone will be forced out of the town through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words.

Additionally, the village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius. This is not a problem for you thanks to blizzard-resistant equipment the government has supplied you with. But the other members of the town are, thankfully, not as lucky. They must stay inside during a purga lest their flesh freezes. During a purga you can travel to a person's apartment to serve them with an eviction notice. They will immediately be forced to leave the town. You may discuss who that person is with your partner in your shared apartment. Be careful, however: some townspeople can protect and investigate others, as well as stop you from doing your job.

Use your tools wisely. Liquidate the town. Use stealth and cunning to achieve your goal.

Good luck.


You are a Mafia Goon. Your partner, [Player's Name], is a Mafia Strongman/Mafia Godfather/Mafia Ninja.

[A] Kill - Each night phase, either you or your partner may target someone with your kill.
[F] Talk - During the night phase, you and your partner may communicate here: [QuickTopic link].
[F] Win Con. - You win when all members of the town have been eliminated or nothing can prevent this from occurring.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.




Mafia Strongman wrote:

You're under the employ of the Russian Government as a bailiff. You have been assigned – with one of your colleagues – to evict the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

As a result, the village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10. Living in the town is becoming unsustainable for its inhabitants: they must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments you supplied them with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for them to live a better life somewhere else.

Although they have the legal right to stay put, doing so is costing the government money and making your superiors look bad. You've ventured into an agreement with the coal company who employs most of the townspeople – Vorkutaugol (Vorkuta Coal). They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves. And in exchange for a small slice of their shares, you're turning a blind eye to this.

Technically, you should be compensating the villagers for their losses – they deserve an apartment in central Russia, but you're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings (it would cost too much money to get them settled down in Moscow).

The town's inhabitants are (rightfully) complaining of the injustices you are committing. And you need to put a stop to this as soon as possible.

When the air is clear, you can meet with the townspeople and your partner. The villagers will be looking to force you out of their town, while you're trying to seize the opportunity to frame a townsperson as a bailiff. Someone will be forced out of the town through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words.

Additionally, the village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius. This is not a problem for you thanks to blizzard-resistant equipment the government has supplied you with. But the other members of the town are, thankfully, not as lucky. They must stay inside during a purga lest their flesh freezes. During a purga you can travel to a person's apartment to serve them with an eviction notice. They will immediately be forced to leave the town. You may discuss who that person is with your partner in your shared apartment. Be careful, however: some townspeople can protect and investigate others, as well as stop you from doing your job.

Use your tools wisely. Liquidate the town. Use stealth and cunning to achieve your goal.

Good luck.


You are a Mafia Strongman. Your partner, [Player's Name], is a Mafia Goon.

[A] Kill - Each night phase, either you or your partner may target someone with a kill.
[F] Talk - During the night phase, you and your partner may communicate here: [QuickTopic link].
[P] Strength - If you submit the kill, it is guaranteed to take effect - bypassing Roleblocking and Protection.
[F] Win Con. - You win when all members of the town have been eliminated or nothing can prevent this from occurring.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.




Mafia Godfather wrote:

You're under the employ of the Russian Government as a bailiff. You have been assigned – with one of your colleagues – to evict the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

As a result, the village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10. Living in the town is becoming unsustainable for its inhabitants: they must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments you supplied them with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for them to live a better life somewhere else.

Although they have the legal right to stay put, doing so is costing the government money and making your superiors look bad. You've ventured into an agreement with the coal company who employs most of the townspeople – Vorkutaugol (Vorkuta Coal). They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves. And in exchange for a small slice of their shares, you're turning a blind eye to this.

Technically, you should be compensating the villagers for their losses – they deserve an apartment in central Russia, but you're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings (it would cost too much money to get them settled down in Moscow).

The town's inhabitants are (rightfully) complaining of the injustices you are committing. And you need to put a stop to this as soon as possible.

When the air is clear, you can meet with the townspeople and your partner. The villagers will be looking to force you out of their town, while you're trying to seize the opportunity to frame a townsperson as a bailiff. Someone will be forced out of the town through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words.

Additionally, the village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius. This is not a problem for you thanks to blizzard-resistant equipment the government has supplied you with. But the other members of the town are, thankfully, not as lucky. They must stay inside during a purga lest their flesh freezes. During a purga you can travel to a person's apartment to serve them with an eviction notice. They will immediately be forced to leave the town. You may discuss who that person is with your partner in your shared apartment. Be careful, however: some townspeople can protect and investigate others, as well as stop you from doing your job.

Use your tools wisely. Liquidate the town. Use stealth and cunning to achieve your goal.

Good luck.


You are a Mafia Godfather. Your partner, [Player's Name], is a Mafia Goon.

[A] Kill - Each night phase, either you or your partner may target someone with a kill.
[F] Talk - During the night phase, you and your partner may communicate here: [QuickTopic link].
[P] Immunity - You will be revealed as Town-aligned to any successful cop investigation.
[F] Win Con. - You win when all members of the town have been eliminated or nothing can prevent this from occurring.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.




Mafia Ninja wrote:

You're under the employ of the Russian Government as a bailiff. You have been assigned – with one of your colleagues – to evict the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

As a result, the village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10. Living in the town is becoming unsustainable for its inhabitants: they must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments you supplied them with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for them to live a better life somewhere else.

Although they have the legal right to stay put, doing so is costing the government money and making your superiors look bad. You've ventured into an agreement with the coal company who employs most of the townspeople – Vorkutaugol (Vorkuta Coal). They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves. And in exchange for a small slice of their shares, you're turning a blind eye to this.

Technically, you should be compensating the villagers for their losses – they deserve an apartment in central Russia, but you're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings (it would cost too much money to get them settled down in Moscow).

The town's inhabitants are (rightfully) complaining of the injustices you are committing. And you need to put a stop to this as soon as possible.

When the air is clear, you can meet with the townspeople and your partner. The villagers will be looking to force you out of their town, while you're trying to seize the opportunity to frame a townsperson as a bailiff. Someone will be forced out of the town through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words.

Additionally, the village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius. This is not a problem for you thanks to blizzard-resistant equipment the government has supplied you with. But the other members of the town are, thankfully, not as lucky. They must stay inside during a purga lest their flesh freezes. During a purga you can travel to a person's apartment to serve them with an eviction notice. They will immediately be forced to leave the town. You may discuss who that person is with your partner in your shared apartment. Be careful, however: some townspeople can protect and investigate others, as well as stop you from doing your job.

Use your tools wisely. Liquidate the town. Use stealth and cunning to achieve your goal.

Good luck.


You are a Mafia Ninja. Your partner, [Player's Name], is a Mafia Goon.

[A] Kill - Each night phase, either you or your partner may target someone with a kill.
[F] Talk - During the night phase, you and your partner may communicate here: [QuickTopic link].
[P] Invisibility - If you submit the kill, it is guaranteed to be undetectable to Tracker and Watcher reports.
[F] Win Con. - You win when all members of the town have been eliminated or nothing can prevent this from occurring.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.




Vanilla Townie wrote:

You're one of the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

And now that your village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10, things are getting tough on you: you must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments the government once supplied you with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for you to live a better life somewhere else.

You have the legal right to stay where you are. And yet you're receiving less money from the coal companies who have been frostbitten by the recession. They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves.

Your government isn't playing fair, either. They refuse to acknowledge that you exist and aren't giving you compensation for your losses – you deserve an apartment in central Russia but they're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings. Soon their bailiffs will come to evict you. But you're not going down without a fight.

Your village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius, forcing you to keep inside lest your flesh freezes. During this time you cannot do anything. During this time the government agents are active. You wait inside to be served with an eviction notice like the rest of the town. But when the air is clear, you can meet with the rest of your town to find the bailiffs among them and force them out of your village. You do this through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words. Use your tools wisely. Reclaim your town. If you stir up a fuss, you cannot be ignored.

Good luck.


You are a Vanilla Townie.

You have no special actions, but your vote and voice are powerful in their own right. Use them to the best of your ability.

[F] Win Con. - You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated.


Welcome to Open 336.

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Town Cop wrote:

You're one of the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

And now that your village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10, things are getting tough on you: you must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments the government once supplied you with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for you to live a better life somewhere else.

You have the legal right to stay where you are. And yet you're receiving less money from the coal companies who have been frostbitten by the recession. They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves.

Your government isn't playing fair, either. They refuse to acknowledge that you exist and aren't giving you compensation for your losses – you deserve an apartment in central Russia but they're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings. Soon their bailiffs will come to evict you. But you're not going down without a fight.

Your village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius, forcing you to keep inside lest your flesh freezes. During this time you cannot do anything. During this time the government agents are active. You wait inside to be served with an eviction notice like the rest of the town. But when the air is clear, you can meet with the rest of your town to find the bailiffs among them and force them out of your village. You do this through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words. Use your tools wisely. Reclaim your town. If you stir up a fuss, you cannot be ignored.

Good luck.


You are a Town Cop.

[A] Investigate - Each night phase, you may learn the alignment of a player you select.
[F] Win Con. - You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated.


Welcome to Open 336.

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Town Tracker wrote:

You're one of the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

And now that your village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10, things are getting tough on you: you must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments the government once supplied you with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for you to live a better life somewhere else.

You have the legal right to stay where you are. And yet you're receiving less money from the coal companies who have been frostbitten by the recession. They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves.

Your government isn't playing fair, either. They refuse to acknowledge that you exist and aren't giving you compensation for your losses – you deserve an apartment in central Russia but they're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings. Soon their bailiffs will come to evict you. But you're not going down without a fight.

Your village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius, forcing you to keep inside lest your flesh freezes. During this time you cannot do anything. During this time the government agents are active. You wait inside to be served with an eviction notice like the rest of the town. But when the air is clear, you can meet with the rest of your town to find the bailiffs among them and force them out of your village. You do this through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words. Use your tools wisely. Reclaim your town. If you stir up a fuss, you cannot be ignored.

Good luck.


You are a Town Tracker.

[A] Track - Each night phase, you may select a player. You will learn the name of the player that person targeted with an ability (if any).
[F] Win Con. - You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.



Town Watcher wrote:

You're one of the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

And now that your village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10, things are getting tough on you: you must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments the government once supplied you with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for you to live a better life somewhere else.

You have the legal right to stay where you are. And yet you're receiving less money from the coal companies who have been frostbitten by the recession. They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves.

Your government isn't playing fair, either. They refuse to acknowledge that you exist and aren't giving you compensation for your losses – you deserve an apartment in central Russia but they're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings. Soon their bailiffs will come to evict you. But you're not going down without a fight.

Your village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius, forcing you to keep inside lest your flesh freezes. During this time you cannot do anything. During this time the government agents are active. You wait inside to be served with an eviction notice like the rest of the town. But when the air is clear, you can meet with the rest of your town to find the bailiffs among them and force them out of your village. You do this through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words. Use your tools wisely. Reclaim your town. If you stir up a fuss, you cannot be ignored.

Good luck.


You are a Town Watcher.

[A] Watch - Each night phase, you may select a player. You will learn the name(s) of the player(s) who targeted that person with an ability (if any).
[F] Win Con. - You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.



Town Roleblocker wrote:

You're one of the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

And now that your village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10, things are getting tough on you: you must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments the government once supplied you with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for you to live a better life somewhere else.

You have the legal right to stay where you are. And yet you're receiving less money from the coal companies who have been frostbitten by the recession. They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves.

Your government isn't playing fair, either. They refuse to acknowledge that you exist and aren't giving you compensation for your losses – you deserve an apartment in central Russia but they're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings. Soon their bailiffs will come to evict you. But you're not going down without a fight.

Your village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius, forcing you to keep inside lest your flesh freezes. During this time you cannot do anything. During this time the government agents are active. You wait inside to be served with an eviction notice like the rest of the town. But when the air is clear, you can meet with the rest of your town to find the bailiffs among them and force them out of your village. You do this through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words. Use your tools wisely. Reclaim your town. If you stir up a fuss, you cannot be ignored.

Good luck.


You are a Town Roleblocker.

[A] Roleblock - Each night phase, you may disable all the active abilities of a player of your choice.
[F] Win Con. - You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.



Town Doctor wrote:

You're one of the inhabitants of a small mining town in Russia's Far North. This town used to flourish, but after the fall of the Soviet Union the salary top ups and bonuses that drove everyone to the north ceased. Lacking incentive to stay in the freezing climate, people began to migrate to Moscow where they could earn just as much as they made up north.

And now that your village's population has dropped from 5000 to just below 10, things are getting tough on you: you must pay more for goods imported from Moscow via train, for example. And leaving won't solve anything; the apartments the government once supplied you with will only sell for as little as $2000 – not nearly enough for you to live a better life somewhere else.

You have the legal right to stay where you are. And yet you're receiving less money from the coal companies who have been frostbitten by the recession. They're obliged to pay supplements on salaries, but they just reduce the part that they pay themselves.

Your government isn't playing fair, either. They refuse to acknowledge that you exist and aren't giving you compensation for your losses – you deserve an apartment in central Russia but they're only offering a home in a neighbouring town strewn with tumbledown buildings. Soon their bailiffs will come to evict you. But you're not going down without a fight.

Your village is prone to purgas – blizzards so harsh they obliterate visibility and reduce the temperature to minus 90 degrees Celsius, forcing you to keep inside lest your flesh freezes. During this time you cannot do anything. During this time the government agents are active. You wait inside to be served with an eviction notice like the rest of the town. But when the air is clear, you can meet with the rest of your town to find the bailiffs among them and force them out of your village. You do this through majority vote. You have one vote, but you have unlimited words. Use your tools wisely. Reclaim your town. If you stir up a fuss, you cannot be ignored.

Good luck.


You are a Town Doctor.

[A] Protect - Each night phase, you may choose a player to protect from the Mafia's night kill.
[F] Win Con. - You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated.


Welcome to Open 336.

Please confirm by replying to this PM with the name of your role.



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(adapted from Fenchurch and in turn Hoopla and Vel-Rahn Koon)

The period during which all players confirm is termed Pregame, and it ends 24 hours after everyone has confirmed.
all players: you will receive a Role PM with your role; confirm as directed.
as Mafia: using your QuickTopic to discuss, you must decide which one of the three Mafia Power Roles you would have replace one of your roles.

The period directly after Pregame is termed Day 0; it begins after I unlock the thread to signify the end of Pregame and ends 7 days after that.
all players: you must vote on which two of the five Town Power Roles you would have replace two random Townies'. No duplicates.
as Mafia: you may not communicate in your QuickTopic.
Every player has two votes during this stage, but they cannot both be placed on the same option. Once one role reaches a majority, the one with the next most number of votes is selected as the second. In the case of a tie, the most recent to receive a vote is selected, not including unvotes and revotes that leave the vote count ultimately unchanged.

The period directly after Day 0 is termed Night 0; it begins after I lock the thread to signify the end of Day 0 and ends after everyone has confirmed.
all players: you will receive a new Role PM with your finalised role; confirm as directed. You do not get to submit any actions you may have.
as Mafia: you may communicate in your QuickTopic.

The period following Night 0 is termed Day 1; it begins after I unlock the thread to signify the end of Night 0 and ends 14 days after that. From now on, the following applies to all days:
all players: you may use your vote and voice to lynch.
as Mafia: you may not communicate in your QuickTopic.

The period following Day 1 is termed Night 1; it begins after I lock the thread to signify the end of Day 1 and ends 60 hours after that. From now on, the following applies to all nights:
all players: if you have actions, you should submit them accordingly.
as Mafia: you may communicate in your QuickTopic.

The following rules must always be followed, no matter what period the game is in:
Whilst the game is ongoing, you may not discuss it, publicly or privately, outside of this Game Thread unless your role PM dictates to the contrary.
Do not directly quote or screenshot any communication between you and I, the Moderator. Paraphrasing is allowed.
If you're in doubt about any of these rules, contact me either in the thread or via PM.
Be considerate of your fellow players. Personal attacks are forbidden.
Votes must be submitted boldface and in the form VOTE: Name (UNVOTE: Name or just UNVOTE for unvotes). Ultimately it is up to me to pass verdict on a vote's validity.
The town may opt to 'no lynch' (VOTE: No Lynch) in lieu of lynching a player on any day.
If deadline is reached without a majority of votes on a player, there will be no lynch.
If you are dead, you may not post. No exceptions.
If you fail to respond to a prod during the night, you will be replaced. The deadline for night will be extended if a player is replaced, regardless of alignment.
Prods will be issued after 48 hours of inactivity; three prods and you're out. As such, inform me when you'll be away for more than 48 hours, please.
Please do not use small/invisible text, stenography or advanced forms of coding/cryptography. Breadcrumbing may be allowed. Contact me if in doubt.
Flavour has no bearing on alignment or role.
If I have made a mistake, please correct me via PM (for more serious mistakes) or in thread (for lesser mistakes).
Do not try to exploit any loopholes there may be in this ruleset. I reserve the right to add, remove or modify existing rules at any time; I will tell everyone if this happens.


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(including votecounts, replacements and phase changes)

Pregame begins
ImageImageScumhunter is force-replaced
ImageImagePregame ends / Day 0 begins (0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4 [Cop and Watcher are selected])
ImageImageDarox replaces Scumhunter
ImageImageDay 0 ends / Night 0 begins
ImageImageNight 0 ends / Day 1 begins (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19, 1.20)
ImageImageFriend requests replacement
ImageImageAnkamius replaces Friend
ImageImageDonJosh requests replacement
ImageImagefatlikepig replaces DonJosh
ImageImageglowball requests replacement
ImageImageDay 1 ends / Night 1 begins
ImageImagePackbat replaces glowball
ImageImageNight 1 ends / Day 2 begins (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.11)
ImageImageDay 2 ends / Night 2 begins
ImageImageNight 2 ends / Day 3 begins (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
ImageImageDay 3 ends / Game over!


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(3.5)

With five alive, it's three to lynch or no lynch.
ImagePackbat (1)Ankamius
ImageConSpiracy (0)
ImageEijolend (0)
ImageAnkamius (3, L-0)ConSpiracy, Packbat, Eijolend
ImageDarox (0)
ImageNo Lynch (0)
ImageNot Voting (1)Darox

That's a lynch. Modscene incoming...
Last edited by Quilford on Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:40 pm, edited 116 times in total.

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:59 am

All Role PMs have been sent out.

The Vanilla Townie Role PM was sent out at September 4th, 2011, 5:56 pm AEST.

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:00 am

farside22 is V/LA until Tuesday.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:04 am

DarthYoshi is V/LA until Wednesday.

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:34 am

farside22 is no longer on V/LA.

Everyone has confirmed; Pregame ends and Day 0 begins in (expired on 2011-09-07 04:33:42) (24 hours from the time of this post).

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:29 am

Force-replacing Scumhunter after his actions in an ongoing game.

Amrun should be filling his shoes soon (hopefully).

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:41 am

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(0.1)

With nine alive, it's five to select. Please read the relevant material for this phase in the Rules.
ImageCop (0)
ImageTracker (0)
ImageWatcher (0)
ImageRoleblocker (0)
ImageDoctor (0)
ImageNot Voting (18)glowball (x2), ConSpiracy (x2), Eijolend (x2), farside22 (x2), DarthYoshi (x2), DonJosh (x2), Scott Brosius (x2), Friend (x2), Scumhunter (x2)

ImageThe deadline for Day 1 is in (expired on 2011-09-14 04:41:02) (7 days from this post).

ImageStill searching for a replacement for Scumhunter.

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:36 am

Vote: Cop
This one is obvious

The second one is more tricky, but I think the mafia would choose hitman over ninja for follow the cop purposes
Vote: Watcher

Watcher > Tracker
Doc (with cop) > RB (with cop)

So if someone gives me a better reason to choose doc over watcher, I might switch.
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:24 am

Hello everybody, I'm your replacement scumhunter.

Conspiracy got it down.
Watcher Cop, let's do this.

Cop with godfather can still get the other scum.
Tracker/Watcher with ninja can still verify the cop.
Doctor with a Strongman is useless.
Roleblocker can be an inadvertent threat to other town role and is useless against Strongman.

Vote: Cop
Vote: Watcher

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:27 am

Image
(0.2)

With nine alive, it's five to select. Please read the relevant material for this phase in the Rules.
ImageCop (2)ConSpiracy, Darox
ImageTracker (0)
ImageWatcher (2)ConSpiracy, Darox
ImageRoleblocker (0)
ImageDoctor (0)
ImageNot Voting (14)glowball (x2), Eijolend (x2), farside22 (x2), DarthYoshi (x2), DonJosh (x2), Scott Brosius (x2), Friend (x2)

ImageThe deadline for Day 1 is in (expired on 2011-09-14 04:41:02).

ImageDarox replaces Scumhunter. Thanks!

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:49 am

I think doc is better than watcher. You can play follow the cop with watcher, too, Con, and my fear is that if scum gets caught by a watcher, they'll just claim cop and draw out the real one.

Vote: Cop
Vote: Doc

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:10 am

Image
(0.3)

With nine alive, it's five to select. Please read the relevant material for this phase in the Rules.
ImageCop (3, L-2)ConSpiracy, Darox, Friend
ImageTracker (0)
ImageWatcher (2)ConSpiracy, Darox
ImageRoleblocker (0)
ImageDoctor (1)Friend
ImageNot Voting (12)glowball (x2), Eijolend (x2), farside22 (x2), DarthYoshi (x2), DonJosh (x2), Scott Brosius (x2)

ImageThe deadline for Day 1 is in (expired on 2011-09-14 04:41:02).

ImageIf Cop were to be chosen right now, Watcher would also be selected.

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:28 am

In post 10, Friend wrote:I think doc is better than watcher. You can play follow the cop with watcher, too, Con, and my fear is that if scum gets caught by a watcher, they'll just claim cop and draw out the real one.

Vote: Cop
Vote: Doc

If the watcher watched the maf killing someone, he knows that only one player targeted him (i.e. maf), there is no use for the scum to claim cop.
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:36 am

Ah. Point taken. It was early and that thought didn't even cross my mind.

Anyways, it's all up to whatever we think the scum took as their PR.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:03 am

Vote: Cop

This should be obvious there are 2 roles anti every other PR and only 1 role that conflicts with cop.

I think watcher should be the other choice. You aren't going to get any false results with a watcher (besides the rare situation of a ninja and town PR targeting the person who is killed but that is rare). Even if there is a ninja, if I watch Quilford, Quilford dies but I get a result that nobody visited him, then even though I don't have a result, we know that the mafia picked ninja. Tracker could potentially get false negatives tracking someone nowhere if they are ninja. Doctor would be third choice

Vote: Watcher

Trying to figure out what scum picked seems useless. It's going to be impossible. Maybe they were standard and went with a role that can counteract two of our choice. Maybe they knew we would pick cop so they picked godfather. It's all WIFOMy.
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:22 am

As much as I hate to go along with ideas the whole Cop/Watcher thing is actually the best choice. I would caution anyone who does receive the cop claim to OBVIOUSLY not hold too much stalk in ANY innocent result. We are looking for GUILTY and that really is the only result that matters, in this set up innocents dont matter and the cop cannot and will not be used to confirm town. I am really ready to get this started.


VOTE: Cop
VOTE: Watcher

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:29 am

Eh, fine.

UNVOTE: Doc
VOTE: Watcher

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:15 pm

I'm back from my V/LA. And I'm confused--Quil, based on the # of watcher votes, I think it has been selected w/ 5 votes--does this mean that cop has been selected too since it was #2 on the VC and we're already done with Day zero? If so, then okay, I'm fine with cop + watcher, but if not, I do want to see what people think of a doc + watcher combo, since I think it's a pretty broken pair, honestly more so than cop + doc or cop + watcher.

Also, *waves hi to everyone I've played with before* (which feels like almost everyone...CS, Scott, Friend, glowball, and even Farside for, like, half a day :) )
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:59 pm

Hi all, nice to play with you.

I agree that Cop & Watcher is probably the most useful combo out there, as at least one informative role can detect all scum.
Man may be good, but the people are scum.
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:01 pm

Scott: Said it the best. I was leaning on doc because in my heart of hearts I think ninja is an awesome role.
Scotts point about watching a player and seeing them dead with no results would confirm ninja in the game.
cop is obvious.

vote: cop
vote: watcher
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:02 pm

In post 18, Eijolend wrote:Hi all, nice to play with you.

I agree that Cop & Watcher is probably the most useful combo out there, as at least one informative role can detect all scum.


You do know the GF role comes up innocent to cop investigations?
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:10 pm

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(0.4)

With nine alive, it's five to select. Please read the relevant material for this phase in the Rules.
ImageCop (3, L-0)ConSpiracy, Darox, Friend, Scott Brosius, glowball
ImageTracker (0)
ImageWatcher (4, L-1)ConSpiracy, Darox, Scott Brosius, glowball
ImageRoleblocker (0)
ImageDoctor (1)Friend
ImageNot Voting (8)Eijolend (x2), farside22 (x2), DarthYoshi (x2), DonJosh (x2)

ImageThe deadline for Night 0 is N/A (once everyone has confirmed).

ImageCop has been chosen. As Watcher has the second most amount of votes, it has also been chosen.

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:20 am

Image
(1.1)

With nine alive, it's five to lynch or no lynch.
Imageglowball (0)
ImageConSpiracy (0)
ImageEijolend (0)
Imagefarside22 (0)
ImageDarthYoshi (0)
ImageDonJosh (0)
ImageScott Brosius (0)
ImageFriend (0)
ImageDarox (0)
ImageNo Lynch (0)
ImageNot Voting (9)glowball, ConSpiracy, Eijolend, farside22, DarthYoshi, DonJosh, Scott Brosius, Friend, Darox

Deadline is set for (expired on 2011-09-23 02:20:00) (14 days from this post).
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:52 am

First again.
Vote: glowball
His one post confirms him as scum already.
His buddy is either Scott or Eijolend.
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:54 am

By the way, the Vanilla Townie Role PM was sent September 8th, 2011, at 7:13 am (AEST).

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