California Trilogy - Dantès in Fresno (Game Over!)


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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:32 am

[ooc]Game Information:

This game is based (very) loosely on The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It is set in Fresno, California.

Knowledge of the book is not required, but the following links will be helpful:

Wikipedia Articles: The Count of Monte Cristo, Fresno, California
Other Pages: CliffNotes Character List, City of Fresno

Randomization was used in the creation of this setup and in the distribution of the roles. Mr. Grey Enterprises is not responsible for any side effects associated with randomization including, but not limited to, nausea, hair loss, apeirophobia, and the heebie-jeebies. If you experience any of these side effects, call the Drunk Doctor immediately.[/ooc]

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:36 am

[ooc]Rules:

Participation

All players must post at least an average of once every 48 hours for each game day (unless day lasts less than 72 hours), and must not go longer than 72 hours (within a single game day) without posting. For the purposes of this rule, posts shorter than 25 words (beyond voting/unvoting and quotes) and consecutive posts do not count (shorter and/or consecutive posts are allowed, they just don't count toward the minimum), but the "clock" on the 72 hour rule will stop during Sundays (GMT). Anyone breaking this rule for any reason will be replaced ASAP.

If something unexpected comes up in the middle of the game, notify the moderator ASAP.

Post Content

Voting and Unvoting should be posted in bold at the bottom of the post. Unambiguous misspellings will be counted as if they were correct.

Only the following tags are allowed: Bold (for votes and unvotes), Italics and Underline (for emphasis), List, Quote, and URL.

Do not quote the moderator. If claiming information from you role PM, you are allowed to state your Role Name word-for-word, but you must paraphrase your Abilities. Alignment and Win Condition is given in the sample role PM for innocents; other alignments may quote these if they determine it is to their advantage to do so.

Questions should not be directed to the moderator in the thread. If you have any question about the game, ask it by PM. If it is something that everyone needs to be aware of, the mod will make a public announcement.

Timing

The game will start with day. Day will last a maximum of 2 weeks. If no one has received a majority of votes at the end of 2 weeks, the lynch will be determined by the Condorcet method (see voting below).

Night will last a minimum of 48 hours and a maximum of 72 hours. Choices not received before the deadline will be lost. Players are encouraged to send choices early, where possible.

Voting

In addition to the normal voting/unvoting procedure, players may include a preference list with their votes. For example:

[area=A wrote]List: Vote: G, K, L, No Lynch, P[/area]

The example list expresses a preference to lynch G first, then K if G is not an option, then L, then no one, then P (and then anyone else that is alive, with equal preference). Unless they explicitly state otherwise, it will be assumed that all players list themselves as the last option.

If, at the end of day, no one has reached a majority of votes, all posted lists and votes will be compared to determine a Condorcet winner. Each option (all players, and no lynch) is pair-wise compared with every other option to determine the group preference between just those two options.

If a single option beats every other option in these pairings, that option is the Condorcet winner, and is lynched. If there is no Condorcet winner (or if "no lynch" is the Condorcet winner), no one is lynched.

(If that's confusing... well, hopefully it will encourage you to reach a majority.)

General Rules

1. Have fun, and don't be a jerk.
2. Read all the rules carefully and make sure you will be able to follow them. Unexpected things do come up, and in that case, let the moderator know as soon as possible so a replacement can be found, but if you just flake, expect to be barred from future mith games for a while.
3. No editing or deleting your posts.
4. No invisible text; no extraneous formatting tags.
5. When you're dead, you're dead. No posting in the game thread until the game is over, unless your role specifies otherwise. This includes "Bah!" posts.
6. No talking outside the thread, unless your role explicitly allows it.
7. No talking in the thread at night, even if the mod forgets to close it.
8. The moderator is always right, even when he isn't. Accept the moderator's decisions, and if you want to discuss them, take it to private messages, or do so after the game has finished.

Important: Due to issues in past games, players are asked not to speak to anyone about the game until the game is over, even after you are dead. This includes posting information on your wiki page. Thank you.

[area=Sample Role PM]Role Name: Innocent Fresnino
Alignment: Innocent
Flavor Text: You're just a resident of Fresno, wondering where all these weird people came from.
Abilities: You have no night abilities.
Win Condition: You win if all threats to the town are eliminated and at least one innocent is alive.[/area][/ooc]

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:39 am

[ooc]Players:

Alive (2)

Gaspar, replacing PlaysWithSquirrels D1 (Count de Morcerf, Parisian Mafia) - escaped Day 8.
Setael, replacing Cogito Ergo Sum D4 (Victor Conte, BALCO) - escaped Day 7.

Dead (23)

Talitha (Ickey Woods, Innocent) - murdered Day 8.
Dragon Phoenix (Juan Serrano, Innocent) - lynched Day 7.
The Writer (Evidently Not God) - sacked Day 7.
Edmund Blackadder (Lord Blackadder, Innocent) - executed Day 7.
Edmund Pevensie (Narninian King, Innocent) - exploded Day 7.
IH, replacing Oman D1 (Innocent Fresnoite, Innocent) - broken in half Day 7.
Sarcastro, replacing Dani Banani D3, Mastermind of Sin D1 (Barry McGuire, Innocent)
Silent Lee, replacing the silent speaker D5, MrBuddyLee N4, Adele D2 (Gaspard Caderousse, Parisian Mafia) - lynched Day 6.
DrippingGoofball, replacing Zindaras D6 (Gérard de Villefort, Parisian Mafia) - broken in half Day 6.
foolinc (Doctor d'Avrigny, Innocent) - murdered Night 5.
PookyTheMagicalBear (Cher, Innocent) - lynched Day 5.
Tamuz, replacing Thestatusquo D1 (Maximillien Morrel, Innocent) - myocardiacally infarced Day 5.
logicticus (Valentine de Villefort, Innocent) - murdered Night 4.
Toad (Princess Toadstool's Stunt Double, Innocent) - boiled first i' the charmed pot Day 4.
VitaminR (Innocent Fresnonian, Innocent) - murdered Night 3.
LoudmouthLee (Marcus Wesson, Mass Murderer) - lynched Day 3.
Skruffs (Planet Asia, Innocent) - murdered Night 2.
Thesp (Baron Danglers, Parisian Mafia) - murdered Night 2.
Mgm (Eugénie Danglars, Innocent) - lynched Day 2.
xyzzy (Barbara Morgan, Innocent) - myocardiacally infarced Day 2.
Battle Mage, replacing jeep D1 (Pierre Picaud, Innocent) - murdered Night 1.
Cubsfan4ever (Kirk Kerkorian, Innocent) - lynched Day 1.
The Reader (Innocent Fresnino) - spontaneously combusted during Pre-Game.

Alive and Dead (1)

Schrödinger's Cat (Mafia Townie) - killed and not killed in a box.[/ooc]

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:39 am

Iocaine Powder

You stand in the library holding a glass of wine. The others are here as well, though oddly none of them appear to be in conversation. They are all, like you, standing silently, their eyes darting back and forth, around the room and back to the wine, always back to the wine.

Where am I?

The thought echoes in your head as the fuzziness begins to clear. You can't remember how you got here. Or where "here" is. You're not even sure of your own name...

One of the others throws his - or her? - glass to the floor. The glass shatters into tiny pieces, and drops of wine splash beautifully on the floor. The angry guest must think he has been drugged.

Have we?

Your glass drops from your shaking hand. Others reach the same conclusion, some losing their hold on the wine out of terror, others angrily smashing glasses against the floor and walls. The last glass breaks, and there is silence in the library once more.

You look at the others again, realizing now that they are all dressed the same - a long, androgynous robe, a name tag proudly displaying in some cases a seemingly random string of characters, and a black mask. Your hands rise, almost against your will, and confirm your fears - you, too, are wearing a mask.

At this moment, the door opens and a man enters the room. Unlike the rest of you, his robe and mask are grey in color. There is an unintelligible shout of outrage, but the man calmly raises a hand and speaks.

"Welcome, dear guests. I hope your arrival here has not inconvenienced you too greatly. You may be suffering some slight amnesia. This is an unfortunate necessity; don't worry, it will wear off soon. In the meantime, if you would help yourself to your choice of drink, we will begin shortly."

[hr]50[/hr]

Paris, 22 May 1839

"It is with some distress that I confirm the veracity of the mysterious disappearances which are the talk of Paris. Are these strange events related to the arrival of the so-called Count of Monte Cristo, with whom I had the pleasure of dining at the home of Albert de Morcerf yesterday morning? This is but speculation, and futile at that as the Count has likewise vanished." - M. Beauchamp

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:34 pm

[ooc]Roles will go out in approximately 2 hours, at the conclusion of the Fantasy Football Draft. At that point, you may confirm your role by posting in this thread - you are encouraged, but not required, to roleplay during the pre-game.[/ooc]

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:59 pm

[ooc]Role PMs have been sent. Day 1 will begin when all players have confirmed, or 48 hours have passed, which ever happens later.[/ooc]

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:04 pm

/confirm

As a notice, I am on limited access until I get a better internet provider.

Don't bother reading the rest of this post, it's just me saving stuff for later instead of making a separate post.

[ooc]Tags removed. Please see the rules regarding allowed tags. - Mod[/ooc]
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:07 pm

/confirm
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:25 pm

/what Mgm said.

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:35 pm

/confirmed

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:42 pm

I confirm my presence as requested.
Scumchat is awesome. Yarr!

~"Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind."~

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:35 pm

/confirm

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:53 pm

[For the purpose of remaining completely neutral to my role, I am going to use gender-neutral words, like person, they, and e, rather than man/woman, he/she, or he/her.]

"It seems I've shown up in this... whatever this place is; I really hope we can get going soon; I have to go... somewhere, tonight. I think it's tonight, anyway... what time is it?" says the masked person; it is a lie, though. They do not know who they are, or even where they are. "These robes are very nice," e says, in a shallow attempt to create small talk. Actually, e didn't like the robes at all; this one was very uncomfortable where a bit of wine had spilled on it. At least it was black; surely this person in grey would like it less to be soaked in red wine.

Wondering whether their host would have provided something in a less breakable container - perhaps a bottle of water with a lid or something - e walks to the table with the refresfments, not bothering to look at the mysterious masked strangers too long. Some of them merely stood there, looking frightened; still others walked into corners or simply paced back and forth; some also went to get beverages, or perhaps to engage in small talk; though, if the man in grey was speaking the truth and they all had the same mysterious amnesia, then there wasn't much of anything exciting to discuss.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:09 pm

/confirm

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:38 pm

"One guest bends over, dipping their finger in the wine that washes over the ground. The finger is wearily sniffed, and slightly licked with the tip of their tounge.

They move over to a dry spot on the floor, and using the wet finger as a pen write a message built of wine dropplets. They stand back to admire their work, which simply says:

/confim"
It's unfortunate that good oral sex excuses bad chemistry. - Korts

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:53 pm

/confirm

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:21 pm

I am here, but I will not be around until late monday. I hope that's not an inconvienence.
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:11 pm

/affirm, approve, pass, ratify, sanction

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:55 pm

confirm
Unban me please

At the very least, at least respond to my unanswered PMs mith.

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:27 am

Mod, please edit out the irrelevant parts of my post instead of just the important parts.

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:46 am

/confirm, yo
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:28 am

Oman, iocaine powder doesn't have a smell.

Mod, I assume that the wording for Rule 5 means that no "Bah" posts are allowed?

[ooc]Please see the Post Content section of the rules regarding asking questions of the Mod.

The wording of rule 5 means that no "Bah" posts are allowed, correct. This is now explicitly stated. - Mod[/ooc]
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:37 am

Oman wrote:The finger is wearily sniffed, and slightly licked with the tip of their tounge.


Where did I say it smelt like anything, it was just sniffed.
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:39 am

I am here. Here am I.
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