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by mpolo
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 24559

Re: The Dark Tower - Day 1 - Mistrust

BoomFrog has produced a couple of meatier posts, but as bessie and GoP mention, many of the ideas are a little "off" with respect to the general consensus here. I fear that he is homing in on me as an easy target, since I had a fairly lean first few days of posting. Carlington is being Car...
by mpolo
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 24559

Re: The Dark Tower - Day 1 - Mistrust

Finally had some time to reread (spoiler is my notes, so I feel they're not wasted…) 1. jimbobmacdoodle - Starts with meta/joke vote. Doesn't know meta of all players. How often indies occur. SK unlikely. Explains vote, aslo for others. SKs are only marginally more likely than not. Back and fort...
by mpolo
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 24559

Re: The Dark Tower - Day 1 - Mistrust

I honestly jumped into this without noticing the nightlessness. Bessie is then right, we might be able to detect some collusion, if we get lucky. I just got back from vacation, and should be posting more regularly, but i have a (stupid) computer problem to solve right now, so will have to wait, prob...
by mpolo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 24559

Re: The Dark Tower - Day 1 - Mistrust

I think that what seemed unusual on jimbob was a big post about the joke vote, that seemed unnecessarily exculpatory. It's not a big thing, but we're also still early in Day 1. The problem with jesters around here is that we usually just lynch them and give them their win and get on with the game. <...
by mpolo
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 24559

Re: The Dark Tower - Day 1 - Mistrust

Jimbob is possibly off -- it "feels" funny. On the other hand, he's an excellent player and could be trying something different. Certainly not something I would be voting in the short term. Of course, on day one, everything is relative, and in the absence of real leads, it can be small fee...
by mpolo
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Dark Tower - Mission failure
Replies: 500
Views: 24559

Re: The Dark Tower - Day 1 - Mistrust

So, I'm a little late to the party. I read a lot of King in high school, but that was before the Dark Tower stuff started connecting them so much. So I don't know that much about the setup. My particular character is known to me, at least vaguely, so that's a plus. (No direct run to a wiki for me!) ...
by mpolo
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:46 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 29899
Views: 1829960

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Welcome back, Boomfrog!
by mpolo
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Crossfire - The Showdown (Raxxon [Blue Team] + Bystander Win)
Replies: 81
Views: 5867

Re: Crossfire - The Showdown (Raxxon [Blue Team] + Bystander Win)

The way the claims panned out, I didn't have much incentive at all to look farther. So I just pointed randomly. :) But it was a fun setup. I think the "shuffle" mechanism makes a whole lot more sense when playing this "live". Due to the limitations of fora software, it was harder...
by mpolo
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Crossfire - The Showdown (Raxxon [Blue Team] + Bystander Win)
Replies: 81
Views: 5867

Re: Crossfire - The Job (Game On)

OK to end the day early
by mpolo
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Crossfire - The Showdown (Raxxon [Blue Team] + Bystander Win)
Replies: 81
Views: 5867

Re: Crossfire - The Job (Game On)

Yes, I really am the bystander. Yes, I saw precisely one Kill target, including the card I got at the end, which is an anti-kill target. (That is, I saw either the VIP or the Assassin on either the deal or the pass.) I'm not completely clear about how much other people saw — I saw precisely three ca...
by mpolo
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Crossfire - The Showdown (Raxxon [Blue Team] + Bystander Win)
Replies: 81
Views: 5867

Re: Crossfire - The Job (Game On)

I saw one kill target.
by mpolo
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:50 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Crossfire - The Showdown (Raxxon [Blue Team] + Bystander Win)
Replies: 81
Views: 5867

Re: Crossfire - The Job (Game On)

The two cards I saw are not the card that I received, if that helps calculate this any. Which means that I know that some cards are arbitrarily far away from me, that they exist, and that I don't have them, I think.
by mpolo
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Crossfire - The Showdown (Raxxon [Blue Team] + Bystander Win)
Replies: 81
Views: 5867

Re: Crossfire - Pre Game

I'm not really sure how to approach this. I don't think that I have much information at all after the shuffling, but I'm going to read through the rules again.
by mpolo
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Crossfire - The Showdown (Raxxon [Blue Team] + Bystander Win)
Replies: 81
Views: 5867

Re: Crossfire - Pre Game

I have received my pm.

Claim: Bystander
by mpolo
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7189
Views: 623720

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

CROSSFIRE Description: Open setup. Playing the Crossfire game. Rule can be found here . Initial roles will include all information for the game, you pm one action to me before deadline, then the results of the game will be determined. Speed: Completed in a week Size: 5 - 10 players Bastardry: None,...
by mpolo
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)

Glad that my not being around didn't ruin town's chances!
by mpolo
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7189
Views: 623720

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

The Dark Tower (Stephen King Mafia) Description: Closed setup. Everyone is a power-role with standard abilities (though perhaps with some slight variations). Speed: 5-7 day Days (depending on number of players). Nightless (actions to be sent in advance). Size: The more the better (hopefully at least...
by mpolo
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7189
Views: 623720

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

The Dark Tower (Stephen King Mafia) Description: Closed setup. Everyone is a power-role with standard abilities (though perhaps with some slight variations). Speed: 5-7 day Days (depending on number of players). Nightless (actions to be sent in advance). Size: The more the better (hopefully...
by mpolo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:07 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7189
Views: 623720

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Seer that the tourist are not who the seem. The Village is suspicious about the tourist's and send them to a smaller Village to sort out their problem's. The Seer notifies them that the ' tourist's ' has a special ability , every single 1 of them . Thus the secret is out and most of the Tourist's tr...
by mpolo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7189
Views: 623720

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Seer that the tourist are not who the seem. The Village is suspicious about the tourist's and send them to a smaller Village to sort out their problem's. The Seer notifies them that the ' tourist's ' has a special ability , every single 1 of them . Thus the secret is out and most of the Tourist's tr...
by mpolo
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 2 (Bloody Morning)

By the way, I will be travelling over the weekend for the funeral and spending time with the family.
by mpolo
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 2 (Bloody Morning)

I think that it I have seen really nasty indies (SK) claim on D1, hoping to get through as a "harmless" indie, while still being "safe" from cops. So attention to Znirk is not misplaced. That said, I think we would be wasting a valuable lynch at this point, since we're already tw...
by mpolo
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:33 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 2 (Bloody Morning)

Real life issue: My mother died last night, not totally unexpected, as she has been fighting cancer for years, but still a fairly sudden series of worsenings of her conditions. Which means that my mind is not really in this. I will try to limp along, but if you had someone to replace, that might be...
by mpolo
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 2 (Bloody Morning)

I had started to suspect Sabrar toward nightfall, but not enough to vote him. Then I got on like 30 minutes after nightfall, so couldn't vote anything. I'm really not sure what I would have voted if I had had the chance.

I don't have any information from the night.
by mpolo
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

I haven't really got much new from skimming here. Looking at claims: I think that Znirk is probably being truthful about most of his revelations. I.e. he is independent, he is Red Vex, he has a "personal revenge" flavor. I question how lyncher would fit with "can't win before town or ...
by mpolo
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

This Friday is going to be crazy for me. I just read through, but I have class now…
by mpolo
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

Would the hypothetical lynch of a hypothetical jester end the game with a town and scum loss, or would the game continue to allow others to reach their goals (as is usual here, but not universally)?
by mpolo
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

I think you can make Survivor fit in with just about any flavor, so I would not be surprised if one existed.

Znirk has claimed to be non-town independent, which can be a lot of things (lyncher and survivor would be the most common of those, though jester is also in the ballpark).
by mpolo
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

The other possibility would be to have some people specifically as backup roles. (Nurse or Deputy) plytho makes a good point about Vigilante. Though that being assigned to mafia might be one of the edge conditions that would have caused our mod to fiddle with the setup. (Turn it into an unblockable ...
by mpolo
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Day 1 (Tristram Awakens)

Wow, that was a lot of day start posting. There is a fairly good chance of a culting mechanic, simply because of the amount of weasel words the mod put in to allow that. Also from my role info, I think that more will be happening than just kills, though this is more interpretation than explicit stat...
by mpolo
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Diablo Mafia - Day 6 (The End)
Replies: 736
Views: 38335

Re: Diablo Mafia - Pregame

Confirm.
by mpolo
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7189
Views: 623720

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

Diablo - The Lord of Terror Mafia http://forums.xkcd.com/download/file.php?id=54147&mode=view Since the Beginning, the forces of Light and Darkness have engaged in an eternal war: The Great Conflict, whose victor will rise from the apocalyptic ashes to hold sway over all creation. To this end, ...
by mpolo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 28346

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)

The lack of chat for scum was very flavorful, but I can understand it being hard for those playing scum…
by mpolo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 28346

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)

This game was a lot of fun. I had feared that I had gotten recruited into a losing cause and then failed to hide it very well at all. It hadn't occured to me that a black might count as a Siuan supporter for purposes of blocking her recruit -- that would have made a Carlington vote more palatable fo...
by mpolo
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 28346

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D5)

As I started Unaligned, I can say that the Unaligned wincon is the one that the Mod sent out to everyone after the initial PMs.
by mpolo
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 28346

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D5)

From the power, I suspect that Gopher of Pern is Siuan. She would be the one with access to the ter'angreal and the right to hand them out. I think that means that *if* there is a black, it has to be Carlington. What I don't know is whether it is to the interest of my faction to root out Black right...
by mpolo
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 28346

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D5)

My name is correct.
by mpolo
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 28346

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D5)

I actually explained my suspicions earlier in this day, but there's a lot of process of elimination there. I am pretty certain that bessie, dimochka and matt are faithful sisters (exact alignment within the tower is unknown). This leaves GopherofPern and Carlington. Gopher was voting for matt yester...
by mpolo
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 28346

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D5)

Yes, I was recruited N3.
by mpolo
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D6)
Replies: 558
Views: 28346

Re: Wheel of Time 2 - The White Tower (D5)

As to ter'angreals and angreals and san'agreals: they are (in the books) neutral. They let anybody focus the One Power in a certain way. Some ter'angreals can be used even by persons incapable of using the one power. I think the power order is ter'angreal < angreal < san'angreal. The tower has a lar...

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