“What the...where are we?” “Huh? YOU!?!?!” “I remember passing out, and now...where on earth...or not on earth, are we?”
A voice boomed overhead. “WELCOME. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN INVOLVED IN A TIME PARADOX. YOU MUST RESOLVE THE TIMELINES.”
“What? Who is that?”
“THIS IS GOD. I’VE BROUGHT YOU HERE TO HASH THIS SHIT OUT. MEMBERS OF FOXHOUND, DEAD CELL, AND COBRA...FUCK IT, I’M JUST GONNA CALL YOU FOXHOUND FOR SIMPLICITY. YOU AND THE MEMBERS OF PHILANTHROPY HAVE SOMEHOW REALLY MESSED WITH CAUSALITY. FIX IT!”
Fundamental 1. All site-wide rules are also applicable here. Please do not tarnish this community. 2. Unless your Role PM explicitly allows you to do otherwise, discussion about this game is strictly confined to this thread. 3. Unless your role PM explicitly allows you to do otherwise, do not quote or posts screen-shots of any PMs or posts that were not made in this thread. Obviously this is a grey area, but please try and play sportingly. 4. Within reason, you are allowed to lie about any game material or game-related conversations that could conceivably have appeared outside this thread [such as the content of role PMs or private chats allowed by a role]. If unsure whether a lie is reasonable, please PM the game-runner. 5. Do not refer or discuss to player activity in other forum threads or life in general beyond the game. 6. Pronouns are part of the bulletin board system. You can find a player’s identified gender next to their avatar. 7. Please be nice to your fellow players. Mafia can be a tense experience, and occasionally aggressive play is useful, but remember this is game and that everyone should have fun.
Activity and Deadlines 8. Treat this game as a commitment. Remember that other players' fun is dependent on your participation; this game only works if you remain reasonably active. 9. If you do not post in this thread at least once per Day Phase period without prior permission, you will be sent a PM requesting you respond immediately (a "prod"). If you do not respond to a prod by the end of the following Night Phase, you will be replaced. 10. If you need an extended period of absence for some other issues in life, please notify the game-runner by PM in advance. Leave of up to one Day and Night Phase (seven days) is possible. 11. If you expect to be unable to post for a period of 7 days, please notify the game-runner by PM so that you can be replaced in good time - we're sad to see you go, but other players need to be able to continue to play. 12. Each Day Phase will last 2 days. Day Phases officially begin when the game-runner notifies players in the game thread, and end exactly 48 hours later (by Outer GAFia post time-stamps). 13. Each Night phase will last 1 day. Night Phases officially begin when the game-runner notifies players in the game thread, and end exactly 24 hours later (by Outer GAFia post time-stamps). 14. If a Phase ends and the game-runner has not received an action PM from a player with a relevant action, then that Phase will end with that that player making no action. 15. If a replacement is needed, they may PM the game-runner once to request the Night Phase in which they join is extended by up to 2 days, to allow catch-up time. 16. Game-runners may change the length of Phases at their discretion. However, they will inform players at the start of the equivalent Phase before (i.e., if Day 7 is set to be shortened, players will be no later than the start of Day 6).
Voting, Lynching, and Death 17. For your vote to count, it must be presented in the following format: VOTE: Ourobolus, via use of the bold tag. It must also be in an entirely separate line from any other text. 18. To remove a vote from a player, you must present in the following format: UNVOTE: Ourobolus, via use of the bold tag. It must also be in an entirely separate line from any other text. It is not necessary to unvote before casting new vote for a different player; unvoting is simply to remove a vote without casting a new one. 19. Players may use VOTE: No Lynch to end the Day Phase without a lynch. It must also be in an entirely separate line from any other text. 20. Misspelt votes will be accepted within reason; if the game-runner is unsure they will notify you and in the meanwhile discount the vote. Votes in broken tags will not count. 21. Once an option has received a strict majority (50%+) of the available votes, the day ends with the Assassination of that player or a No Lynch (whichever applies). Once this has happened, any further votes or unvotes that Phase will not be counted, and the Night Phase will begin shortly. 21b. If a day ends with a tie, the vote automatically becomes "No Lynch." 22. In addition, once the time limit for the Day Phase has been reached, no more votes will be counted. So if the day is scheduled to end at 4:00PM, all votes placed by 4:00PM (based on GAF timestamp) will count. Votes placed at 4:01PM or later will not. 23. Some roles take place between the end of the Day Phase and the start of the Night Phase, so game-runners may allow a short period of time for this "Twilight Phase". Unless your role PM explicitly allows you to do otherwise, do not post during the Twilight Phase. 24. Once you are dead, you are dead: you may no longer discuss the game in ANY manner with ANY of the remaining players. Dead players may PM the game-runner one last message for the other players (a "Will"), which the game-runner will post on their behalf in the thread. The sole condition is that it contains NO game-relevant information, e.g. "Thanks guys for an excellent game!" is allowed, "My partner was John!" is not.
The Dead Thread 25. To allow dead players to freely discuss the game with other dead players, a secret thread will be created.
Other 26. Outside of votes and explicit allowances made by role PMs, the use of the bold tag is strictly the game-runner's prerogative. Do not use it. 27. Do not edit your posts. If you are a repeat offender, a replacement will be sought. 28. Do not use the email tags to hide extra content in your posts. 29. A list of the votes so far (a "Vote Count") can be requested by contacting any game-runner or game-tutor. 30. Game-runners reserve the right to add, remove, or modify existing any rules at any point, and enforcement may be applied retrospectively. However, all players will be informed of changes. 31. In general, do not try and exploit loop-holes in the rules. 32. Completed GAF games are often read by people thinking of signing up in the future. As such, please keep your avatar spoiler free - it should not allude to your role or alignment. 33. NO GAME TALK IN THE SHOUT BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 34. HAVE FUN!
EDIT: we've had discussions in previous games about posting an example role so that there are less shenanigans during the game. So here it is:
You are a Cardboard Box. You are aligned with FOXHOUND.
You are an ordinary cardboard box, but you’ve been outfitted with the latest in voting technology. Sure, you’d be a great thing to have for someone to jump into and hide, but that won’t be useful here. As such, all you can do is vote. Now go be the best box you can be!
You win when FOXHOUND are the only players remaining.
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2015 17:34:44 GMT -8 by Ourobolus
"Oh sweet, tacos! I love tacos!" "Where's the sour cream?" "I'll take my muy picante!"
*editor's note: muy picante = with cupcakes
"HEY, WHERE'S CABOT?"
"He said something about practicing for the next volleyball match." "Yeah, he had a whole lot of oils and stuff with him."
"FINE, LET ME GO GET HIM. EAT YOUR DAMN TACOS."
God wandered into the gymnasium and gasped at the sight. Cabot lay on the floor, and seven volleyballs had been shoved down his throat. A bottle of Irish Whisky lay next to him, as well as a half-eaten plate of English Breakfast.
"I DON'T...WHAT? HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? I MEAN, EACH BALL IS THE SIZE OF HIS HEAD!"
The other four players entered the room, and their jaws dropped as they noticed Cabot.
"Wow, he really wasn't kidding." "I always assumed he was talking about...you know...other balls." "Still, it's kind of impressive." "Are we gonna call off the game? I don't know if I want to play volleyball with bits of Cabot stuck to the ball."
Cabot has been eliminated from the game!
You are Vamp. You are aligned with FOXHOUND.
Ridiculously agile, with the ability to run across water and up walls, you’ve maintained both a vampire-like appearance and a taste for blood. You’ve also been blessed with a supernatural ability to recover from wounds quickly, even those that would normally be fatal. However, in this case you’ve decided that it may be more beneficial to protect your team in order to resolve this paradox, so you can perform a transfusion in order to rescue them.
Each night, you may PM me with the command TRANSFUSION: <player> to heal a player who was targeted to die during the night. You may not self-target.
You win when FOXHOUND are the only players remaining.
DAY 6 ENDS IN:
3 votes are needed for majority.
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2015 14:05:40 GMT -8 by Ourobolus
I was once in charge of changing all of the AFSCs (think job categories) in my unit in the Air Force. So basically all 3CXXX (where XXX is a 3-digit number), 2DXXX...and something else I can't remember, all got changed to 3DXXX.
So I needed some more info and googled 3DXXX on my work computer. I closed that window so fast.