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CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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



Hello! This is a mafia game based on the 1982 film "The Thing" for 12 players.



:siren: This game will have a cultlike mechanic :siren:

It differs from normal mafia in a couple ways.

There will be a single creature at the start of the game, there will be a n0 which will happen before any roles are confirmed in which the creature chooses the first infected. Anyone who does not get a role pm is uninfected at the start of the game.

The infected will know who the other infected players are but will not have any out of thread communication.

The only way an infected can be found is by the daily vote, the vote is for who to blood test.

The infected/uninfected status of the vote will be displayed as the flip but that player will not be dead.

Each night the creatures will get to infect another uninfected player.



Each night a random UNINFECTED player will get a kill, the person will not be announced in thread.

This kill can be withheld or used.

Play will continue in this way until either the creatures have all been killed or until they have taken over the base (nothing can stop them from controlling the vote)

  1. Anomalous Amalgam
  2. Asiina
  3. CCKeane
  4. chaoslord
  5. Dick Bastardly
  6. GulagDolls
  7. Hal Incandenza
  8. hambeet
  9. redneck nazgul
  10. Retro Futurist
  11. Rhjamiz
  12. Toalpaz

CapitalistPig fucked around with this message at 23:51 on Oct 21, 2018

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CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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


I searched to see if anyone had done it before and I figured it had been long enough where it could be run again.

I too, hope that I can live up to it.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

bowmore posted:

It's good timing, I was about to re-run mine.

Muhahahaahha!

Are you wanting to sign up here?

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

bowmore posted:

Nah, I'd just end up lurking. I'll be reading though.

Then I shall invite you to observer chat.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

Bifauxnen posted:

this isn't a signup, I'm just wondering if I'm being a total idiot and missing something blatantly obvious with how the game works.

game essentially starts with two things

each night the town gets a kill, but each night there's also a new thing

even if town shot perfectly every time how do you ever kill all the things


GulagDolls posted:

you have to either immediately kill creature day 1 or vig/lynch correctly in tandem multiple times [impossible for town to win[all cpig games lol]]

I'm very disappointed in both of you.

First of all, maybe bring this up to me in private or at least think that this has been thought of.

Jesus.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

Jedit posted:

I'll play, if the game begins after the 29th. I'm out of the country until then, so if it fills sooner I will need to sit out.

It's probably going to fill before then, but if it doesn't you are in.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

GulagDolls posted:

why would i do the first thing or ever think the second thing

It was more directed at bif, I don't barge into your games and tell you your game is unwinnable without at least checking and seeing if that is really true.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

My only real point is maybe send me a pm instead of coming into the thread with it. You know, since you can't see the setup to confirm is your suspicions are correct or not. (Hint: You're wrong)

CapitalistPig fucked around with this message at 17:09 on Oct 18, 2018

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

imgay posted:

The only unwinnable game I've played was krellfia

I beg to differ, I won.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

Ok that's that.

I'm going to get the player list in the op fixed and then start n0.

When d1 starts if you did not get a PM then you are vanilla town.

Closing thread until day 1.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

Night 0 actions have been submitted and have been calculated.

If you Have not gotten a PM at this point you are VANILLA UNINFECTED.

The thread will close before day 1 begins so that I can send out pms with everyone's flavor.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

Today a couple of foriegners , Norwegian maybe, flew onto the base shooting at a dog.

They were yelling something at us in another languages and one threw a grenade, well, killed himself with a grenade more like it and I had to shoot the other one. They seemed hostile.

Clark took the dog in and I'm still trying to figure out what the hell is going on.

End log-


Mathias and Lars - Uninfected Humans died on night 0!






It is now Day 1!

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

All hell broke loose. I don't know what the hell is going on but that drat dog turned into some kind of monster.

MacReady torched it and that seemed to do the trick. The doc came up with some kind of blood test where its blood reacts to something or other. The specifics will be in the official report.

We start the first test on one of us now.

End Log.


Dick Bastardly is - Uninfected.


It is now Night 1.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

Palmer turned into some kind of hideous creature last night before we had to turn the flamethrower on him.

I just can't understand it. It's like our nightmares came to life.

I don't know how much longer I can do this. Our comms went down and we are now cut of from the rest of the world because that drat grenade destroyed our chopper.

End Log.



Retro Futurist - Palmer - Infected Human was torched on night 1!

It is now day 2!

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

I'm about ready to take the flamethrower to all of us at this point.

End Log.


Redneck Nazgul is - Uninfected!

It is now night 2.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

We found Dr. Blair's body torched to ashes this morning, he wasn't even one of those things!

What have we come to?

End Log.



Asiina - Dr. Blair - Uninfected Human was torched on night 2!

It is day 3!

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

We sat around and argued today but ultimately we had to test someone.

End Log.


Hambeet is - Uninfected!

It is now night 3.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

Nauls really? Someone torched Nauls. He didn't even do anything, he was just trying to make sure we were all fed.

I think this is the end, if this thing gets out of the base and makes it to civilization we are all doomed.

End Log.



chaoslord - Nauls - Uninfected human was torched on night 3!

It is now day 4.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

We went to test another one today, but this time it came back positive.

This could be the glimmer of hope we need.

End Log.


Keane is - Infected.


It is now Night 4.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

Votecount for Day 4

CCKeane (5): Rhjamiz, Toalpaz, hambeet, Dick Bastardly, redneck nazgul
Toalpaz (1): CCKeane, Dick Bastardly, Dick Bastardly
Hal Incandenza (0): redneck nazgul, redneck nazgul

Not Voting (3): Anomalous Amalgam, GulagDolls, Hal Incandenza

With 9 alive, it's 5 votes to execute. The current deadline is October 25th, 2018 at 11 p.m. EDT -- that's in about 6 hours, 4 minutes.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

That glimmer of hope turned into a renewed vigor today.

Over the night someone found what appears to be the original , apparently it was disguised as Childs the whole time.
It somehow transferred over from the dog but in a different way than it's been infecting us.

I hope we can figure this out now.

End Log


CCKeane - Childs The Original Thing! - Alien Creature was torched on night 4!



The original thing is dead. No more infections are possible. The only task left is to find out who among you remains infected.

It is now day 5.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

U.S. Outpost #31 Winter, 1982.

Commander's Log -

I really hope it's going to be ok. The power went out and flickered back on and we started smelling smoke. It's like the whole outpost is going to go at any moment.

End Log.


gulagdolls is - Uninfected


It is now Night 5.

CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

US Outpost 31 Winter, 1982

In the dead of night when paranoia was at an all time high Fuchs grabbed a flamethrower and torched down Garry who was "acting erratically in his estimation.

Garry didn't turn into one of those things however and that is all the opportunity the infected needed. Now they outnumbered the uninfected.

Fuchs, Norris, and Dr. Copper were standing around Garry's body arguing when the station lockdown hit, they smelled smoke in the air but it was too late.

MacReady, Bennings, Clark, and Windows had sabotaged the outpost and locked them in to their deaths.

They went towards another outpost near there to retrieve something.

What would happen? Was this the end of humanity? Only time would tell.

Redneck nazgul - Garry - Uninfected human was torched last night!



Dick Bastardly - Dr. Copper - Uninfected Human

gulagdolls - Norris - Uninfected human

and
Rhjamiz - Fuchs - Uninfected Human


Have been endgamed by
AA- MacReady - Infected Human

Hal Incandenza - Bennings - Infected Human

hambeet - Clark - Infected Human

Toalpaz - Windows - Infected Human



The Infected aligned and The Thing have won!

Stay tuned for The Thing 2! with way less lovely mechanics next time! (more thoughts on lovely mechanics coming soon in this very thread)

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CapitalistPig
Nov 3, 2005

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

So this was obviously very experimental.

The general idea was no oot communication and seeing if it would create an atmosphere where in thread analysis was very important.

I think making the day vote a cop, which I thought might inspire some strategy and more analysis was the big downfall because what it ended up doing was basically just make everyone not care.


I want to try something similar scrapping the day vote not killing and giving out a few actual roles beyond vanilla for the uninfected and maybe some other stuff.

I also feel like making the word creatures with a plural made people feel like the game was unwinnable. It was definitely hard to balance but winnable, if you had actually used the vote on keane the first day he got to -2 but very obviously actively tried to avoid investigation I think it would have played out a bit differently for town.

All in all there was some very flawed ideas that I think with more tweaking could be pretty good.

CapitalistPig fucked around with this message at 04:42 on Oct 26, 2018

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