890: Cults of Darkness and Shadow - Game over!

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:13 pm

Cults of Darkness and Shadow

This is a mini theme game for 12 players.

The Order of the Light has stood as a safeguard against the powers of Shadow and Darkness for millennia. The mystical Order worships the Light of the Sun and the fertility, warmth and comfort that it brings.

For the first time in history, the Order has been infiltrated. One group, the Cult of Darkness, worships that which the Light cannot touch; the other, the Cult of Shadow, worships the absence of Light.

You have gathered in the congregation hall of the Order to root out these traitors. Both must be stopped. Not all is lost, however; the Cults despise each other more than the Order itself.

The Ritual of Cleansing Fire will purify the Order, but who will say what is pure in the end?


Those Who Walk in Eternal Shadow

Faraday, member of the Cult of Shadow, survives and wins the game!
Chaco, Guardian of the Cult of Shadow, survives and wins the game!

Those Who Are Lost To Us
mipe, consumed by the First Ritual, member of the Cult of Darkness.
Seacore, murdered by the Darkness Cult on the First Night, member of the Order of the Light.
semioldguy, consumed by the Second Ritual, member of the Order of the Light.
SerialClergyman, consumed by the Second Ritual, Guardian of the Cult of Darkness.
Magua, murdered by the Shadow Cult on the Second Night, Guardian of the Order of the Light.
Heilograph replacing DisCode, consumed by the Third Ritual, member of the Order of the Light.
Deathsauce, murdered by the Shadow Cult on the Third Night, member of the Order of the Light.
dramonic replacing Datadanne, consumed by the Fourth Ritual, member of the Order of the Light.
startransmission, destroyed by foul creatures of Shadow at endgame, Dreamwalker of the Order of the Light.
Snow_Bunny, destroyed by foul creatures of Shadow at endgame, member of the Order of the Light.

Roles and Skills

You will receive one of these PMs:
Order PM wrote:XXXX,

You are a member of the Order of the Light, faithful until death. During the Day you may participate in the Ritual of Cleansing Fire.

Win Condition: You win when all Cultists are dead, even if all the Order members are dead as well.


Darkness PM wrote:XXXX,

You are a member of the Cult of Darkness, delighting in deep and terrible places, despising the impurity of the Shadow and its simpering adherents.

You may discuss in private with your fellow member(s) YYYY, ZZZZ, WWWW in this quicktopic thread [link] at any time.

During the Day you may participate in the Ritual of Cleansing Fire.

Each night you may talk with your fellows and decide who amongst the current living players will be slaughtered, as the Darkness commands.

Win Condition: You win when all the Cult of Shadow is dead and your numbers are equal or greater than the current surviving Order members.


Shadow PM wrote:XXXX,

You are a member of the Cult of Shadow, agent of corruption, bearing pure hatred towards your cowardly Dark rivals.

You may discuss in private with your fellow member(s) YYYY, ZZZZ, WWWW in this quicktopic thread [link] at any time.

During the Day you may participate in the Ritual of Cleansing Fire.

Each night you may talk with your fellows and decide who amongst the current living players will be slaughtered, as the Shadow commands.

Win Condition: You win when all the Cult of Darkness is dead and your numbers are equal or greater than the current surviving Order members.

Some players have additional skills:
Guardian wrote:You are also a Guardian. At Night, you may submit to me a name that is not your own. That player will be immune to any attempts on their life for the night, and their dreams will be safe from intrusions.

Dreamwalker wrote:You are also a Dreamwalker. At Night, you may submit to me a name that is not your own. You will enter their dreams and determine the object of their worship - Light, Darkness or Shadow - as long as they are not protected by a Guardian.

Possessing these skills is independent of alignment.

The Ritual of Cleansing Fire

In accordance to the Tenets of the Order of Light, the moment corruption was discovered the Ritual was enforced. By consensus, some of you will be destroyed with Holy Fire before the setting of the sun each day.

During the Day, each player may Incant a player. At the beginning of the day, consensus requires every living player; as the day wears on, the number of Incantations required diminishes by one.

The threshold will be lowered every three meatworld days, and you will be given ample warning. When the threshold is lowered, a maximum of four players who were one Incantation away from destruction will be killed at that time. If there are more than four such players, those who reached the threshold first will perish.

Incantations must be bolded, e.g. Incant: Percy. You may not "UnIncant", though you may move your Incantation at any time by simply incanting someone else until the Ritual is complete. You may use Vote instead of Incant if you prefer.

Illustrations:-At the beginning of the game, 12 Incantations are required to remove a player from the game; three days after the game begins, 11 are required; three days after that, 10 are required, and so forth.

-If 10 players survive the first night, the number required begins at 10 for the second day.

-If two players are at three Incantations with four required and the threshold is subsequently lowered to three, then both will be killed.

-The Ritual cannot be stopped once it has begun; a No Lynch may only occur if no player Incants at all until the threshold is lowered to zero.

-Deadlines will be adhered to strictly. If the deadline is 9pm and your Incant is made at 8:59pm, it will be counted as occuring before the deadline. If your post is made at 9pm exactly, you will be too late, and the deadline will count as having passed before your Incant.

The completion of the Ritual of Cleansing Fire brings on Twilight. No more Incantations will be counted, and those who have been destroyed may make one (non-game-related) post; others may post as usual. Once the thread is locked, the game enters the Night phase, which will last precisely 3 days.

Other Rules

No talking about the game outside of the thread, unless your Role PM has specifically allowed you to do so.

Feel free to PM me and ask me questions, or post your questions in the thread - please bold your mod requests. However, do not quote any private communication from me. Don't fake private communication from me and quote it.

No hidden/small text is allowed. There is no mod colour.

There are no secret mechanics.

Not posting for three days will get you a prod. Due to the time-sensitive nature of this game, please be aware that replacement is very, very hard on everybody else, and if you think you may be unavailable you must let me know. If you think this commitment is too strenuous, do not confirm, let me know and I will find a replacement for you.


tracker will be my backup mod while I'm away from the 12th to the 20th of December. I will extend deadlines over the holiday period as well.

Most Importantly

1. Read the rules before you confirm!
2. Play to win, don't ruin the game for others, don't be a jerk and have fun.

Timezone Conversions

All deadlines will occur at 6pm site time, which is 6pm US Eastern time.

This is the same as:

US Pacific Time: 3pm
Greenwich Mean Time: 11pm
Japan Time: 8am the next day
Australian Eastern Standard Time: 10am the next day

PM me your timezone and I'll add it here.
Last edited by Percy on Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:14 pm, edited 26 times in total.

Percy
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:39 pm

PMs are out, it is now the confirmation stage. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:53 pm

/Confizzle in the hizzle

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:10 am

Proposition: SC is amazingly good looking.

/confirmed
I'm old now.

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:26 am

/confirming

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:06 am

/confirm

startransmission
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:19 am

/never has there been a confirmation as confirmed as this one.
W--L--A as town
24--14--0
W--L--A as scum
14--4--0

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:48 am

/Nevah gonna give you up!
Nevah gonna let you down!

(Lol, Look in the "Link" of the darkness pm.)
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:49 am

Hey, Percy got married, Congrats!
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:05 am

/confirm

(will not be able to post again until Sunday or Monday due to American holiday weekend)
I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:31 am

/confirm.
:]

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:49 am

/conform

The mod should get a back up mod for those days he will be unavailable... ¬_¬
Taking a long break from mafia games.

In honor of Erika Furudo, my first scum win (Umineko Mafia).

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:58 am

Datadanne wrote:Hey, Percy got married, Congrats!

Thank you!

Snow_Bunny wrote:The mod should get a back up mod for those days he will be unavailable... ¬_¬

Indeed I should. I'll find one and get back to you all.

The game will start after 11 confirmations are entered.

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:31 am

/confirm

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:57 am

Thanks mod! And congratulations on your marriage!
Taking a long break from mafia games.

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:37 am

/confirm
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:31 am

The glittering city lies straddling the mouth of the great River Jirroha, the River of Light. The sun's brilliant rays dance along the water, spreading warmth and comfort to the city's inhabitants.

You look down upon the city from atop Solastis, the tower that houses the Order and its attendants. The very highest floor is reserved for the meeting of the Council; there is no ceiling to interrupt your view of the glorious, deep red sky of dawn.

The Council has been gathered. Some have come far, others further, to root out the corruption that sits at the heart of Solastis - there is Darkness and Shadow imbedded within the tower, and it must be removed at any cost.

You sit in grand wooden chairs as befits your station, arranged in a circle. You surround a depiction of the sun, many hands across, with twelve stylised points. Each represents a council member, and each shines as bright as the reflected light of the moon.

You begin the Litany as the Sun emerges from the horizon. In unison, you recite your holy text, intoning as many have done before you for thousands of years. At its conclusion, you join together and begin the work of discovering traitors.

"Let the Ritual commence."

Each glowing ray beneath your feet abruptly extinguishes.


Day 1 has begun.

With 12 alive, 12 Incantations are required to complete the Ritual.

The Ritual will take only 11 Incantations to complete at 6:00pm Sunday the 30th of November (site time).

Magua has 36 hours to pick up his PM or I will replace him.

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:25 pm

Incant Data

P.S. Congrats Percy ^.^

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:14 pm

I don't think starting to throw Incantations randomly around is a good idea. Yes, we can move it around, but once you put it in game, it will stay in game.

FoS: Dis
Taking a long break from mafia games.

In honor of Erika Furudo, my first scum win (Umineko Mafia).

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:21 pm

Snow_Bunny wrote:I don't think starting to throw Incantations randomly around is a good idea. Yes, we can move it around, but once you put it in game, it will stay in game.

FoS: Dis


I'm not in favor of any no-lynches. My vote will be used and it's now at a good place.

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:48 pm

Incant Snow Bunny
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:52 pm

Random votes are a bad idea. And people should stop them. The fact that you can't "Unincant" means that it's dangerous to get a large amount of ingenuine votes going.

Let me emphasise that for people who may have missed it in the rules.

You CANNOT Unincant.

Let's have no "oh, I missed that, and I thought I could unincant" explanations when somebody delivers the last vote that then becomes a hammer when the deadline is reached (obviously not this 11 vote deadline, but you get what I mean).

The Random voting stage is probably a dangerous idea in this game because it will create a population of incants that cannot be removed, only shifted. This becomes more and more dangerous as the deadlines move on. We can't really go "okay, here are two bandwagons that have been created and this one was more heavily defended, therefore its likely to be guilty... oh crap, now we have lots of incants"

My next thought is that we should all be careful to avoid interpreting "pro-town" behaviour as actually town, since all the scum are scum hunting genuinely as well.

Each scum team is effectively a vigilantee who doesn't care if they miss.

So, in conclussion, avoid random voting for now. It might come down to it later, but I don't think it's healthy for the town now, it might eventually create a double or even triple lynch.

I'm not FoSing Faraday or Dis because I believe that they were just trying the usual RVS.

Finally Percy: Can you confirm that four are three cultists in each cult? Or was that just an example
If that's the case, holy crap, we're in the minority... which means I should stop saying 'we' 4 to each team?

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:54 pm

Whoa, what happened to my typing in that mod question

Percy: Can you confirm that there are four cultists in each cult? That's what your example cult text suggests

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:09 pm

Datadanne wrote:/Nevah gonna give you up!
Nevah gonna let you down!

(Lol, Look in the "Link" of the darkness pm.)


I always love a good rickrollin.

So Datadanne, are you just somebody who reads everything or was that link in your inbox? Tempted to incant you right now...
W--L--A as town
24--14--0
W--L--A as scum
14--4--0

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:17 pm

it might eventually create a double or even triple lynch.


Say what? My reading of the rules are that the point at which someone is lynched decreases every 3 days. So you need 12 incants for the first 3 days, 11 for the next 3 etc etc. So I don't know how you can get multiple lynches out of it?

There are almost certainly not 4 cultists in each cult, being an uninformed minority is stupid. Is that a serious question?
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