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Bernstrike
Oct 30, 2008

Bern To Run


Podima posted:

elaborate on this, i'm curious

I'm torn, I see them having uses in certain styles of games.

In general I think day actions as part of a role remove some of the ambiguity which I feel contributes to a good setup, even where the power itself is alignment-neutral. For example NGO using the hammer in MGS was technically an alignment-neutral power, but it was mod-confirmed that he used it and and was truthful about that aspect at least of his role, which basically soft-cleared him. Similarly in DBZ I used a dayvig flavoured in such a way that I was almost confirmed on D1.

I don't think the impact of those two events was large but they reminded me that the standard procedure of "publicly post ##dayaction - mod confirms" is something that's hard to argue around. There are probably ways to get around that which I would consider before having day actions again.

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Bernstrike
Oct 30, 2008

Bern To Run


counterpoint: I am willing to make an exception for snooze cruise having a ##PIKA power in every game.

Bifauxnen
Aug 11, 2010

YOLO FRONTLINE


Day actions are also crazy powerful when it lets you totally dodge any night interference.

I liked the day actions I had in JoJo 3, though. One was just a joke power (dayfarts) and one just had to be activated during the day but remained private and got the data during the night. (Younger D'Arby's soul-read daycop)

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

check it out
a post


Birdstrike posted:

counterpoint: I am willing to make an exception for snooze cruise having a ##PIKA power in every game.

hey, its not like i did that on the first page of the game or anythin
https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...0#post463616168
oh god it was on the very first page

god i love gulag

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

Guilt is an outmoded concept, the refuge of those who have yet to embrace the fact that their path is the correct one.


Lmao that was even Kash's first date with his now wife or something

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

That was the game where I had the audacity to be busy for a weekend and caught the fires of hell because of it and was also wrong about jimson.

sentimental snail
Nov 22, 2007

DID YOU SEE MY
PEYOTE QUEEN?


Retro Futurist posted:

I would have sent sticks but I didn't have a big enough box.

please, don't

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


the first issue (?) of my New Yorker subscription (?) just came in, which

is a delightful gift

Thank you!!!

George Kansas
Sep 1, 2008

ad astra per proletarii


Whoever pmoms secret santa is should get him a sub to Jacobin as well

Snooze Cruise
Feb 16, 2013

check it out
a post


Pinterest Mom posted:

the first issue (?) of my New Yorker subscription (?) just came in, which

is a delightful gift

Thank you!!!

Finally, I have someone to discuss Anthony Lane's film reviews with.

Yo, I disagree with that guy a lot!

Max
Nov 30, 2002



Dear Santa,

I will be leaving home on the 23rd and won't be back until Jan 1, fyi.

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


POSTING
Champion
of
Something Awful


BottleKnight posted:

Whoever pmoms secret santa is should get him a sub to Jacobin as well

Lol

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?


BottleKnight posted:

Whoever pmoms secret santa is should get him a sub to Jacobin as well


CCKeane
Jan 28, 2008

my shit posts don't die, they multiply



Hey secret Santee your gift is going to be delayed because I'm a bad person who hates Christmas.

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Max posted:

Dear Santa,

I will be leaving home on the 23rd and won't be back until Jan 1, fyi.

I hope the bees are ok that long

George Kansas
Sep 1, 2008

ad astra per proletarii



Pmom - 05/31/2017
oh my final issue of jacobin came in the mail today with a renewal notice
I get to email them telling them to gently caress off )

Bernstrike
Oct 30, 2008

Bern To Run


BottleKnight posted:

Pmom - 05/31/2017
oh my final issue of jacobin came in the mail today with a renewal notice
I get to email them telling them to gently caress off )

for Pmom

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


POSTING
Champion
of
Something Awful


Pmom is always first up against the wall 🍆😩

Pinterest Mom
Jun 9, 2009

In a sense, aren't all my posts worth reading?



I'm actually looking forward to going to my parents for the holidays so I can ship this poster to my new place

peramene
Oct 13, 2015

Just peramene.


pssh, the 2013. Good luck getting the blood out of the lovely funnels

Quidthulhu
Dec 17, 2003

Stand down, men! It's only smooching!


i am missing a key reference

sentimental snail
Nov 22, 2007

DID YOU SEE MY
PEYOTE QUEEN?


Quidthulhu posted:

i am missing a key reference

a giljotin is a sex device used to cause one's partner to relax they're's muscles

Jonathan Fisk
Sep 6, 2010


POSTING
Champion
of
Something Awful


It's actually that jacobin is a rag

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

Guilt is an outmoded concept, the refuge of those who have yet to embrace the fact that their path is the correct one.


Mafia Secret Santa: FYI that I'll be away from home Dec 23-26/28-29. We'll put a mail hold on so you can safely send via USPS, but other stuff maybe hold off sending around those timeframes.

Also PS for people sending out stuff, you can update Elfster anonymously with a tracking number so your santee knows something's coming!

Natural 20
Sep 17, 2007

So long, Ex-Ma Fergie!


Birdstrike posted:

In general I think day actions as part of a role remove some of the ambiguity which I feel contributes to a good setup, even where the power itself is alignment-neutral. For example NGO using the hammer in MGS was technically an alignment-neutral power, but it was mod-confirmed that he used it and and was truthful about that aspect at least of his role, which basically soft-cleared him. Similarly in DBZ I used a dayvig flavoured in such a way that I was almost confirmed on D1.

I don't think the impact of those two events was large but they reminded me that the standard procedure of "publicly post ##dayaction - mod confirms" is something that's hard to argue around. There are probably ways to get around that which I would consider before having day actions again.

At least in DBZ Mafia having the dayaction be confirmation of your character was entirely by intent. I had thought the Frieza player might be more cautious because of this, but I did not account for Birdstrike.

Recoome on the other hand.

Recoome was too good.

Infinitum
Jul 30, 2004




PRIDE HERALDS THE END OF YOUR WORLD


College Slice

hexwren
Feb 27, 2008



Okay, now that my secret santa duties are dealt with and the package is in the mail (because apparently December will always be the month of personal apocalypse and endless panic for me such that I can't get anything done in advance?) I can get to the fun part - opening my gift!



Box!



Packing material! Just what I always wanted!

And beneath the packing paper...



20%? Let's roll the dice.

Survey says...



Nope! I, in fact, do not have this record, and haven't actually heard it in at least a decade!



So let's get to that.



(It's still great, and will enter the shelf between XTC and Yes where it belongs.)

And give Rosemary the packing materials, because she deserves them.





Thanks a stack and a half, P.

Podima
Nov 4, 2009

Guilt is an outmoded concept, the refuge of those who have yet to embrace the fact that their path is the correct one.


a goode giftte

also never calling you anything but a dubs again fyi

Asiina
Apr 26, 2011



Grimey Drawer

happy opop birthday

ha...pop...day?

hapopday.

busb
Mar 19, 2009

Thorgie

i am never going shopping ever again. death to xmas

Asiina
Apr 26, 2011



Grimey Drawer

and then bsbsbsb died of starvation

Bernstrike
Oct 30, 2008

Bern To Run


Asiina posted:

and then bsbsbsb died of starvation

inshallah

George Kansas
Sep 1, 2008

ad astra per proletarii


Asiina posted:

and then bsbsbsb died of starvation

busb's death, while tragic, probably saved lives

Infinitum
Jul 30, 2004




PRIDE HERALDS THE END OF YOUR WORLD


College Slice

Tragic it didn't happen sooner

peramene
Oct 13, 2015

Just peramene.


Infinitum posted:

Tragic it didn't happen sooner

same only self

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


GeneX
Sep 29, 2014

Pathetic.
Awful Games Done Quick 2018 Survivor





Happy Birthday, Anthony!

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009

MY PAPER SOLDIERS
FORM A WALL
FIVE PACES THICK
AND TWICE AS TALL




You can shatter my fourth wall

Hal Incandenza
Feb 12, 2004

Game's over, and fuck you Jimson. It's not my fault that you guys couldn't get your shit together by deadline. No one gets access to docs because I don't fucking care anymore, I hope you all enjoyed ruining my game, and there won't be another.



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PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009

MY PAPER SOLDIERS
FORM A WALL
FIVE PACES THICK
AND TWICE AS TALL




I ended up rereading old Mafia games and getting nostalgic.

gently caress.

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