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PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009

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That said, there's something to be said for having at least something to go on, and a lot of people seem to be lurking.

Byers2142 posted:

Benjamin Franklin, best president according to my public school education.


##nominate Byers

At least we'll get info on an active poster, and one who is last in line for presidency as well.

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Byers2142
May 5, 2011

Imagine I said something deep here...


Why is the dog laughing at my high level of schooling?

##vote yes

After the policy is implementing, I reccomend PMush claim after me on what was discarded; you're more likely to catch a Cancellor lying immediately, President usually only gets caught after we work through the deck. So Cancellor claiming first is probably the better way to go. Sound like a plan?

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009

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Yeah, I suppose that makes sense.

Anyways, since it's apparently necessary,

##vote yes

Dick Bastardly
Aug 22, 2012


So... voting in a chancellor and getting to the card part is what we want here yes?

CapnAndy
Feb 27, 2004

This is how Davos feels.
This is how Davos feels all the time.



Dick Bastardly posted:

So... voting in a chancellor and getting to the card part is what we want here yes?
Well technically we vote no if we think he's a fascist, but we have zero information on everybody right now so:

##vote yes

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Sure yeah, ##vote yes
As has been said, at this point this is the only info we’re going to get, may as well get moving

TMMadman
Sep 9, 2003

He will be injured, but in the World Series he will be raised from the DL. And the Indians were filled with grief.


CapnAndy posted:

Well technically we vote no if we think he's a fascist, but we have zero information on everybody right now so:

##vote yes

Aren't we technically voting in both the President and the Chancellor? So you have to consider both people in the equation.

I'm fine with voting yes because we have no information and it'll be good to get the game going, but I will say that I'm a little concerned about this pairing. Something has my spider sense tingling, but it's could just be my natural paranoia so I'm not willing to do anything more than mention it right now.

##vote yes

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

Imagine I said something deep here...


TMMadman posted:

Aren't we technically voting in both the President and the Chancellor? So you have to consider both people in the equation.

You're right, both people matter. In fact, President gives a facist more power because no one sees their discard.

Not sure what to make of your vague "I'm worried" comment, so I'll ignore it for now.

One more vote will hammer, FYI.

Dick Bastardly
Aug 22, 2012


##vote yes

Do good by us Mister Byers

Dick Bastardly
Aug 22, 2012


Dick Bastardly posted:

##vote yes

Do good by us Mister Byers

and Pmush!

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


The Spring 1930 legislative session has ended with a Liberal policy being enacted. The presidency rotates to CapnAndy.
Nomination deadline is May 10, 11:00 GMT.

One extra rule I want to add: a hammer is the only valid reason not to vote. If a vote deadline ever comes without 6 yes or 5 no votes in, all who haven't voted yet will get an inactivity strike, and the deadline will extend 24 hours.

Full status post when I'm not on my phone.

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

Imagine I said something deep here...


I had one facist and one liberal policy passed to me.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

Sorry guys, it just happened to be a very inconvenient time for the game to start because I was gone all weekend. I am here now.

kumba
Nov 8, 2003


enjoy the ride


Lipstick Apathy

CapitalistPig posted:

Sorry guys, it just happened to be a very inconvenient time for the game to start because I was gone all weekend. I am here now.

me too let's bash the fash

kumba
Nov 8, 2003


enjoy the ride


Lipstick Apathy

CapnAndy
Feb 27, 2004

This is how Davos feels.
This is how Davos feels all the time.



While we wait for PMush to tell us what he drew, my current plan is to nominate kumba as Chancellor because he's far back in the Presidency cycle and I like this picture.

kumba
Nov 8, 2003


enjoy the ride


Lipstick Apathy



i was thinking this game was going to be relatively easy to solve but now after actually seeing what kind of information we have this is super wifomy

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

Imagine I said something deep here...


CapnAndy posted:

While we wait for PMush to tell us what he drew, my current plan is to nominate kumba as Chancellor because he's far back in the Presidency cycle and I like this picture.

Makes sense, I think anyone in the second half of the list (minus me, since I just was in the government) is a decent pick.

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

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kumba posted:



i was thinking this game was going to be relatively easy to solve but now after actually seeing what kind of information we have this is super wifomy

Yeah, there's a reason fascists get an edge. Until we see a fascist policy drop, it's essentially gut calls, and even after that it's very easy to get lost in speculation on what was and wasn't discarded.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

CapnAndy posted:

While we wait for PMush to tell us what he drew, my current plan is to nominate kumba as Chancellor because he's far back in the Presidency cycle and I like this picture.

This seems like as good of an idea as any currently.

kumba
Nov 8, 2003


enjoy the ride


Lipstick Apathy

what is the point of the not looking back past 1 day prior rule? i feel like i'm missing some component of the game where that would be important? or is it just that when you play this IRL you're not keeping track of everything so it's trying to make PBP as close to the real thing as possible?

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

Imagine I said something deep here...


kumba posted:

what is the point of the not looking back past 1 day prior rule? i feel like i'm missing some component of the game where that would be important? or is it just that when you play this IRL you're not keeping track of everything so it's trying to make PBP as close to the real thing as possible?

This. In real life, you can't word for word quote a post from D2 and use it as evidence, and you can't tabulate votes and draw connections.

TMMadman
Sep 9, 2003

He will be injured, but in the World Series he will be raised from the DL. And the Indians were filled with grief.


kumba posted:



i was thinking this game was going to be relatively easy to solve but now after actually seeing what kind of information we have this is super wifomy

Yeah, I was going to ask if it really matters what PMush says she got, but then I realized it actually does matter in a wifom-y way.

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

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TMMadman posted:

Yeah, I was going to ask if it really matters what PMush says she got, but then I realized it actually does matter in a wifom-y way.

Yep, keeping track of fascist policies claimed/played is one of our best tools, and questioning why people made the plays they did.

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


Game status:

14 cards in the policy deck
2 cards in the discard pile

0 Fascist policies passed
1 Liberal policies passed

Presidency order:

CapnAndy
King Burgundy
CapitalistPig
Dick Bastardly
Retro Futurist
kumba
Anomalous Amalgam
TMMadman
Byers2142
PMush Perfect

Nomination deadline: 10th May, 11:00 GMT

King Burgundy
Sep 17, 2003

I am the Burgundy King,
I can do anything!

That nom seems fine. Would vote yes.

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009

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CapnAndy posted:

While we wait for PMush to tell us what he drew, my current plan is to nominate kumba as Chancellor because he's far back in the Presidency cycle and I like this picture.
She! And I got two fascist and a liberal, which worked out well for getting an idea of what's up with Byers. I trust him alright for right now, it would have been easy to cast doubt on me.

King Burgundy
Sep 17, 2003

I am the Burgundy King,
I can do anything!

So we know how many cards of each type are in the deck, so we should know at a certain point if anyone lied, right?

King Burgundy
Sep 17, 2003

I am the Burgundy King,
I can do anything!

So right now, if Pmush and Byers are telling the truth, we have 9 fascist policies and 5 liberal policies left in the deck.

That would mean chances of drawing a liberal policy have slightly increased?

kumba
Nov 8, 2003


enjoy the ride


Lipstick Apathy

i would also vote yes to confirm myself (i'm assuming that is allowed)

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


King Burgundy posted:

So we know how many cards of each type are in the deck, so we should know at a certain point if anyone lied, right?

I strive to not insert myself in the conversation, but it occurs to me that I have not yet explained this detail: If, at the moment that 3 policy cards are supposed to be drawn, there are less than 3 remaining in the deck, they are immediately shuffled with the entire discard pile. So it will almost certainly be impossible to track everything (though you might have enough information to catch some liars).

(for the record, I'm also not sure how I feel about this rule. If I end up running this game more times, I might change it).

TMMadman
Sep 9, 2003

He will be injured, but in the World Series he will be raised from the DL. And the Indians were filled with grief.


kumba posted:

i would also vote yes to confirm myself (i'm assuming that is allowed)

Well, since byers did it to himself yesterday, you can surely do it yourself today!

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

Imagine I said something deep here...


King Burgundy posted:

So right now, if Pmush and Byers are telling the truth, we have 9 fascist policies and 5 liberal policies left in the deck.

That would mean chances of drawing a liberal policy have slightly increased?

Yep, but negligibly. Its basically 2 to 1 to start, so drawing 2 to 1 barely nudges the odds.

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

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kumba posted:

i would also vote yes to confirm myself (i'm assuming that is allowed)

Yep, voting rules are similar to the Resistance, if you've played that. Everyone votes.

King Burgundy
Sep 17, 2003

I am the Burgundy King,
I can do anything!

Dancer posted:

I strive to not insert myself in the conversation, but it occurs to me that I have not yet explained this detail: If, at the moment that 3 policy cards are supposed to be drawn, there are less than 3 remaining in the deck, they are immediately shuffled with the entire discard pile. So it will almost certainly be impossible to track everything (though you might have enough information to catch some liars).

(for the record, I'm also not sure how I feel about this rule. If I end up running this game more times, I might change it).

Ah. So last 2 cards remain as hidden information, allowing some lie wiggle room for the fascists. I guess that makes sense.

Byers2142
May 5, 2011

Imagine I said something deep here...


Dancer posted:

I strive to not insert myself in the conversation, but it occurs to me that I have not yet explained this detail: If, at the moment that 3 policy cards are supposed to be drawn, there are less than 3 remaining in the deck, they are immediately shuffled with the entire discard pile. So it will almost certainly be impossible to track everything (though you might have enough information to catch some liars).

(for the record, I'm also not sure how I feel about this rule. If I end up running this game more times, I might change it).

Just a general rule question I can't remember, does that shuffle and reload also happen if we don't elect 3 times and need to flip the top when under 3 cards, or just when needing to draw 3?

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.


Byers2142 posted:

Just a general rule question I can't remember, does that shuffle and reload also happen if we don't elect 3 times and need to flip the top when under 3 cards, or just when needing to draw 3?

It only happens when you need to draw beyond what the pile currently contains. So it is technically possible, with a lot of failed votes, to actually go through exactly 17 cards before a re-shuffle. Never seen it happen .

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Just lol if you're trying to keep track of anything and not just blindly voting with your gut at all times.

CapnAndy
Feb 27, 2004

This is how Davos feels.
This is how Davos feels all the time.



PMush Perfect posted:

She! And I got two fascist and a liberal, which worked out well for getting an idea of what's up with Byers. I trust him alright for right now, it would have been easy to cast doubt on me.
How so? A liberal policy got passed, so you obviously gave him at least one liberal policy. What would a lie of "she gave me two liberal policies" gained him?

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PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009

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What I mean is if he picked the Fascist and said it was because I passed him two. It'd make us both look bad, but it'd be my word against his. I don't know if someone would make a bold move that early, but it's a possibility, since there wouldn't be a chance to clear my name for quite a while.

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