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Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits




Status: Night Five

  1. apostateCourier
  2. CapitalistPig
  3. Harold Krell
  4. Kerro
  5. Lumpen
  6. Magnus Gallant
  7. MEDS CURE SCHIZOS
  8. merk
  9. Poison Mushroom
  10. Mr Tastee
  11. Opopanax
  12. Propaganda Machine
  13. Rarity
  14. Rascyc
  15. Tremendous Taste

Kerro, “Deus Ex,” C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Tech Specialist was killed day one!
Magnus Gallant, “Carnivore,” C.O.U.R.I.E.R Aligned Violence Specialist died night one!
Poison Mushrom, “Veldt,” W.A.S.T.E. Aligned Violence Specialist was killed day two!
merk, “Turing,” C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Tech Specialist died night two!
Rarity, “Descartes,” C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Tech Specialist died night two!
Mister Tastee, “Fifty-One,” C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Diplomacy Specialist was modkilled!
Harold Krell, "Checkers," W.A.S.T.E. Aligned Diplomacy Specialist was killed day three!
Tremendous Taste, “Sandman,” C.O.U.R.I.E.R. aligned violence specialist died night three!
Savahontas, "Hush," C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Intelligence Specialist was killed day four!
Apostate Courier, "Mister Sensitive," C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Diplomacy Specialist was killed night four.
Capitalist Pig, "Radio," C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Diplomacy Specialist was killed day five.
Opopanax, "Carl," C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Violence Specialist died night five!

Challenge #1 passed.
Challenge #2 failed.
Challenge #3 failed.
Challenge #4 passed.
Challenge #5 failed.
Challenge #6 was skipped.
Challenge #7 passed.
Challenge #8 was skipped.
Challenge #9 passed.

C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Headquarters, 3:04 A.M.

Founded by Benjamin Franklin following the Revolutionary War, C.O.U.R.I.E.R. exists as an officially unofficial way to handle threats too weird for the rest of the world’s intelligence community. The few outside the organization that know anything about them vary radically on the subject of whether C.O.U.R.I.E.R. is all that’s holding the world together, or whether it has the potential to tear it apart. However, one fact is indisputable. C.O.U.R.I.E.R. always delivers.

* *

The most dangerous men and women in the world were all gathered at a conference table behind a sealed vault on a sub-basement level of The Satchel. Although secret agents make a career of playing it cool, there was an unspoken tension in the room as they silently tried to think through what could possibly be important enough to call in every Overnight-Level Operative on the continent. Each of them had found a blank envelope with an authentic Scinde Dawk stamp in the corner waiting for them this morning, the signal for an immediate return to headquarters.



A screen comes to life on a previously blank wall and the head of C.O.U.R.I.E.R. comes scowling into focus.



”Operatives. My time is too valuable to waste on pleasantries, so I’ll expedite this. One week ago, the world’s leading researcher in the field of consciousness transference was found dead. Most of his laboratory was destroyed, but we managed to recover some notes indicating he was working towards a breakthrough. I’ve been listening to the science division explain this all day, but long story short any mind could inhabit any body.”

One of you snorts, “So? What leads you to believe this is a threat to C.O.U.R.I.E.R.?”

Cyprus grimaces. “Because the Postmaster who brought this to my attention has gone missing. There’s only one organization out there with the capabilities to have pulled this off, W.A.S.T.E. I don’t know how any of them could have survived the Tanzania incident, but it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve surprised us.”


Soru, C.O.U.R.I.E.R.-Aligned Agent has gone missing day 0!

After the murmurs died down, Cyprus continued. ”I know you’re all reaching for your bug-out bags, but let me stop that right now.” The Postmaster General flipped a switch beneath his desk to reveal a secret panel containing a row gleaming red buttons hidden behind a glass panel built.

“Each of you has been fitted with a standard C.O.U.R.I.E.R. biometric compliance device, as per company policy. Any attempts to flee will be meet with swift pyrotechnic discipline.”

Cyprus had the decency to pretend to look sorry as he took a pull from his cigar. “Look, I could just frag you right now and call it a day, but we need to find Postmaster Soru before it’s too late. I know he’d never give up anything voluntarily, but he can only hold out so long. If I know W.A.S.T.E., this is just their opening move. I’m going to need every one of you, even the low-down dirty animals wearing the skin of good people, to work together or this could be checkmate. Every act of sabotage will only make them stronger. This won’t be easy, but C.O.U.R.I.E.R. has never failed to deliver.”

Even behind the vault doors, all fifteen operatives could hear the sounds of sirens now blaring down the halls.


* * *

Welcome to Something Loud Comes Next, a game of mafia! This is a game for 15 players, with extremely experimental mechanics. The original setup was created by soru and I have lovingly stolen borrowed the design and most of his OP.

At the beginning of the game, each player will be assigned a certain number of points in 4 categories in their role PM(Violence, Diplomacy, Tech, and Intelligence). Throughout the game, roughly twice per game day, the players will be presented with challenges which they must work together to overcome using those points. Win a challenge and all town players who participated gain the reward points, which can buy items below. Lose a challenge and the scum team gets the points.

Here is what you need to know:
  • Do not talk to dead people! It's possible for living players to buy a Revive from the store and bring a dead person back to life. If that dead person has told anyone about his role or has been told about any role, he will remain dead and the revive will be wasted.

  • The town win condition is: "You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated."

  • A sample town flip would look like Somberbrero, C.O.U.R.I.E.R. Aligned Violence Specialist.

  • This game will use plurality lynches and twilight. At the time of the deadline, if no majority has been reached, the player with the most votes will be lynched. In the case of a tie, the player who most recently received a vote will be lynched. After a player is hammered, stop posting! I will post the flip, and then there will be a period of twilight before the thread is locked for the night. Any living player may post during twilight, but may not vote or use actions.

  • After day 2, there will be no replacements, only modkills.

Challenges
  • After a challenge is posted in the thread, you may participate by first typing "##volunteer" in the thread. You also must follow up with me over PM to tell me the quantity and type of points you're contributing, i.e. 4 Violence. Town players will likely want to contribute the correct type to help with the challenge, and scum will sometimes contribute the wrong type, to sabotage it.

  • All challenges are meant for 4 players worth 2 reward points to the victor. The first 4 people to respond by posting "##volunteer" in the thread after the challenge is posted will be the ones participating in it. If the town wins the challenge by supplying the necessary points, all town players involved will gain the reward. If the scum win by causing the challenge to fail, then the reward points will go to them.

  • Reward points can be spent at any time, night or day, to buy items. Once acquired, the items may be used as night actions. Anyone (town or scum) may buy items from the Town column. Only the scum may buy items from the scum column. Items will be distributed first-come-first-serve based on the timestamp on the PM or AIM message requesting the item. If you don't have enough points, you may queue up an item purchase in advance while a challenge is in progress, by messaging me during the challenge: "If I win, I want to purchase <X>."

  • If someone is lynched in the middle of a challenge, the challenge is skipped!

Items Available for Purchase

pre:
Town Abilities  Cost       Initial Stock │   Scum Abilities          Cost
                                         │                                   
Revive          8 points    1 in stock   │   Daykill                 4 points
Investigation   4 points    4 in stock   │   Bus-Drive               4 points
Roleblock       4 points    5 in stock   │   Investigation Invert    2 points
Watching        4 points    5 in stock   │   Roleblock               2 points
Tracking        4 points    5 in stock   │
Protection      3 points    4 in stock   │
Vig Kill        3 points    0 in stock   │
                                         │
Wildcard Point  1 pt                     │   Anti-point              1 pt

Somberbrero fucked around with this message at Oct 14, 2014 around 19:38

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Magnus Gallant
Mar 9, 2010

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

mis

apostateCourier
Oct 9, 2012



I think I'm obligated to play in this one.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 29 minutes!


Yeah sure. Don't post challenges while I'm at work!

merk
May 20, 2003



I'm in a lot of games but I miss soru setups so much that I must sign up.

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


apostateCourier posted:

I think I'm obligated to play in this one.



Rarity posted:

Yeah sure. Don't post challenges while I'm at work!

I'll try to split when I put up challenges to accommodate different time zones but I can't promise that it will be totally fair.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

You turn the corner and see a greenskinned fuckmidget.
Roll for initiative.

This looks loving awesome please sign me up as many of my games has ended and my game is over.

Also, wouldnt the first time anyone uses a dayvig theyd be pretty much outed as scum?

apostateCourier
Oct 9, 2012



CapitalistPig posted:

This looks loving awesome please sign me up as many of my games has ended and my game is over.

Also, wouldnt the first time anyone uses a dayvig theyd be pretty much outed as scum?

I'm guessing that the daykill would be done via PM? Maybe?

Kerro
Nov 3, 2002

Did you marry a man who married the sea? He looks right through you to the distant grey - calling, calling..

I've missed all the recent new games and I've been wanting to play some more mafia for a while, so sign me up!

Mills
Jun 13, 2003



#mills

Magnus Gallant
Mar 9, 2010

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

#nooooooooooooooo

Magnus Gallant
Mar 9, 2010

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

Just kidding <3 mills

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


I love experimenting

Mikedawson
Jun 21, 2013



Wanna give this a try.

Harold Krell
Sep 10, 2011

I truly believe that anyone and everyone is capable of making their dreams come true.



I would like to play.

Magnus Gallant
Mar 9, 2010

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

Come on people, join this game!!

Lumpen
Apr 2, 2004

There is no truth beyond magic.

Plaster Town Cop

In it.

Propaganda Machine
Jan 2, 2005

Truthiness!

sure, experiments are fun

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


This game is still taking sign-ups and there is room for two players. If I left your name off the list, it was by accident!

Magnus Gallant
Mar 9, 2010

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

Come on peeps

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


Hello! I would still like to run this game. If I can't find another two players, I will attempt to rebalance it for 13 players. Tell your friends to sign up, I would appreciate not having to do any extra work.

redneck nazgul
Apr 25, 2013



Toilet Rascal

In it to win it!

Rascyc
Jan 23, 2008

Dissatisfied Puppy



looks like BSG meets Mafia, I'll play

apostateCourier
Oct 9, 2012



I guess that means it's time for something loud soon?

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


yes! Sorry, I'm sick and I haven't felt like launching. I'll try for tonight but realistically the game will likely be up by tomorrow afternoon.

redneck nazgul
Apr 25, 2013



Toilet Rascal

apostateCourier posted:

I guess that means it's time for something loud soon?

THIS QUIET OFFENDS SLAANESH

THINGS WILL GET LOUD NOW

apostateCourier
Oct 9, 2012



Somberbrero posted:

yes! Sorry, I'm sick and I haven't felt like launching. I'll try for tonight but realistically the game will likely be up by tomorrow afternoon.

Today is quickly slipping towards evening, Somber!

Kerro
Nov 3, 2002

Did you marry a man who married the sea? He looks right through you to the distant grey - calling, calling..

This is all very confusing being in the wrong time zone. Is it tomorrow yet?

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


apostateCourier posted:

Today is quickly slipping towards evening, Somber!

I'm still feeling pretty crappy so it hasn't been a productive day, sorry! Nearly there.

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


POSTING
Champion
of
Something Awful


Somberbrero posted:

I'm still feeling pretty crappy so it hasn't been a productive day, sorry! Nearly there.



we can wait brah

apostateCourier
Oct 9, 2012



Somberbrero posted:

I'm still feeling pretty crappy so it hasn't been a productive day, sorry! Nearly there.

Don't worry about it! I'm just giving you hell in a friendly manner.

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


Hitting random.org and then sending these out.

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Confirmed. Am I reading the rules wrong or it going to be super easy to confirm everyone based on the shop?

Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


Opopanax posted:

Confirmed. Am I reading the rules wrong or it going to be super easy to confirm everyone based on the shop?

All purchases are made privately if that helps!

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Right, but if I vig someone (which is the cheapest one, for some reason), I am 100% mod confirmed town at that point

Magnus Gallant
Mar 9, 2010

by Lowtax


Grimey Drawer

Confirmed

Propaganda Machine
Jan 2, 2005

Truthiness!

confirmed

apostateCourier
Oct 9, 2012



Confirmed.

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Oh, scum can buy town items. That makes more sense

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Somberbrero
Feb 14, 2009

The Pit Awaits


As the operatives exit the briefing room and rush down the hall, they enter the mission control room to find complete silence, other than the alarms going off.

Opop slams his hand down next to a technician working on a console with a frantic look on her face. "Damnit, where's the emergency? Where's our briefing!"

She shakes her head rapidly and stutters out "W-we don't know! There's too many reports coming in at once, we're having trouble determining which is real! We're going to need a little time to sort it off.

Magnus shoots out the blaring sirens and takes a seat. For lack of anything more pressing to do in the moment, you follow suit and begin discussing the traitors, never taking your eyes off each other.


Day One Begins

The first challenge will begin whenever Rarity is at work or once everyone has posted or when I get bored.

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