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Hyper Crab Tank
Feb 10, 2014

The future of crustacean-based warfare




UAS Science Vessel PQ-08, "Linnaeus". Captain's Log, Stellar Date 101.96.1. Our mission to M-class planet REDACTED in the Alpha Centauri system has exceeded expectations. We depart with a collection of living specimens that is sure to be of great interest to the Nyberg Institute back on Earth. We had to use every single containment cell in the biospecimen ward to fit them all - the xenobiologists on deck three are currently torn between being upset that we had to leave so many specimens behind, and ecstatic that we managed to bring so many with us in the first place. I know they're excited to start analyzing some of the feistier samples before we even reach Earth. By and large, however, we expect it to be a quiet and uneventful trip home. All systems are stable and in good condition. We expect no incidents of any kind.

General Information

This is a game for 15 players featuring a lot of power roles and some experimental stuff. I'll say that again: This game features some unusual, experimental ideas that might not be balanced. That said, there are no jesters, involuntary alignment changes, misleading role PMs or other similar mechanics involved. If the game goes down in flames, hopefully it still does so in a fun way!

Days will be approximately 48 hours long unless otherwise requested. The deadline will be approximately 9 pm UTC (5 pm EST), even if the day starts or ends early.

Eliminations will be by majority vote. No-elimination days are possible if no majority is reached.

This game is kindly co-modded by My Second Re-Reg.

Rules and Regulations

Standard rules apply.
  • Discord is required to play. > DISCORD SERVER IS HERE <
  • Do not edit posts.
  • Do not post while dead, at night, or between hammer and flip.
  • Do not quote or copy-paste out-of-thread information like moderator messages or private chats. Paraphrasing the contents of such messages is okay.
  • Do not fake day actions. If you perform or are targeted by a day action, do not post until it is resolved.
  • Do not lurk. Less than 10 posts per game day will result in a warning, repeat lurking to more serious consequences. This minimum is reduced to 5 posts if the day ends more than 12 hours before deadline and removed entirely if the day ends more than 24 hours before deadline.
  • Night action results will generally be along the lines "Your action was successful", "Your action failed", and/or "Your target did X." Be aware that an action resolving successfully does not necessarily mean it resolved the way you intended!
  • Most importantly, have fun and treat fellow players as human beings.

Players
  1. AnonymousNarcotics (they/them)
  2. b-minus1
  3. Bifauxnen (surprise me)
  4. CCKeane
  5. Cloacamazing! (she/her)
  6. Hal Insandenza (he/him/hal)
  7. Illusionis
  8. Maerlyn (she/her)
  9. Monathin (he/they)
  10. PlasticAutomaton (He/Him/Whatever)
  11. saladscooper
  12. shwinnebego (he/him)
  13. Toalpaz (She/Her & They/Them)
  14. WindwardAway (she/her/whatever)
  15. wologar

Subs lurking in the wings: Sandwolf

Hyper Crab Tank fucked around with this message at 21:15 on Dec 3, 2022

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saladscooper
Jan 25, 2019

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2019
i want on hct's wild ride

CCKeane
Jan 28, 2008

my shit posts don't die, they multiply

I'm in.

Maerlyn
Jun 29, 2003

One day I will be your Evil Stepmother, but today is not that day.
Beam me up.

Bifauxnen
Aug 11, 2010

Curses! Foiled again!

Hyper Crab Tank posted:

there are no jesters, involuntary alignment changes, misleading role PMs or other similar mechanics involved.

:thunk:

Illusionis
Dec 12, 2011
I volunteer for a voluntary aligment changing role

PlasticAutomaton
Nov 12, 2016

Artoria Pendonut


what could possibly go wrong

Hal Insandenza
Feb 12, 2004


You had me at "Hyper"

Toalpaz
Mar 20, 2012

Peace through overwhelming determination
I, toalpaz, shall play.

Cloacamazing!
Apr 18, 2018

Too cute to be evil
Is there a tank phase? I'm joining anyway, but I will be extra motivated if we finally get tank phase!

AnonymousNarcotics
Aug 6, 2012

we will go far into the sea
you will take me
onto your back
never look back
never look back
Yes I would like to play please

shwinnebego
Jul 11, 2002

lfg

drat hct/msrr combo, that's a pretty potent mix of logos/pathos

wologar
Feb 11, 2014

I will regret this.

Maerlyn
Jun 29, 2003

One day I will be your Evil Stepmother, but today is not that day.

wologar posted:

I will regret this.

With me here? Absolutely (see av)

wologar
Feb 11, 2014

Maerlyn posted:

With me here? Absolutely (see av)

Ohh, it's on. :hayter:

Monathin
Sep 1, 2011

???????
?

you can't fool me HCT, this is just an eccogame!

(in, in other words)

b-minus1
Jul 24, 2008

She's a maniac, maniac
on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
Ok Iíll play

WindwardAway
Aug 22, 2022

to ride eternal, shiny and chrome

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2022
drat, I really want to play. Not sure if I have time, so I'll hang around in case you need a sub for some reason.

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?
Hold up, Bif is playing? Count me in.

Hyper Crab Tank
Feb 10, 2014

The future of crustacean-based warfare
And that's fifteen! Players, get in the discord. The game will start at some point within the next 12 hours.

Hyper Crab Tank
Feb 10, 2014

The future of crustacean-based warfare
UAS Science Vessel PQ-08, "Linnaeus". Captain's Log, Stellar Date 101.96.2. I don't know which happened first. Either the computer systems all went down at the same time, which caused containment to fail, or containment failed first and the escaped specimens wreaked havoc on the computers. The upshot is the same - I can't get any reliable information or contact any of my senior officers. I don't even know if they're all still alive; before the monitoring systems went completely dark the last few reports indicated significant damage to multiple decks and multiple casualties. Even moving through the ship is difficult. Life support is barely hanging on. The one silver lining is that the hull appears to still be intact, and limited unauthenticated communication is still possible via radiolink. Now, I just need to figure out which of these voices in the darkness can be trusted. Was this an accident, or deliberate sabotage? We can't afford to rule out the possibility of the latter. With the hyperlight commlinks down we can't afford to wait for the cavalry to arrive and rescue us. They might not even know anything is wrong. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures.



Day 1 has begun with reports of multiple containment breaches and computer malfunctions all over the ship. The first day will last a little over 72 hours (subsequent days will be 48 hours).

Votecount for Day 1

Not Voting (15): AnonymousNarcotics, b-minus1, Bifauxnen, CCKeane, Cloacamazing!, Hal Insandenza, Illusionis, Maerlyn, Monathin, PlasticAutomaton, saladscooper, shwinnebego, Toalpaz, wologar, Yami Fenrir

With 15 alive, it's 8 votes to execute. The current deadline is December 03rd, 2022 at 11 p.m. CET -- that's in about 3 days, 4 hours.

AnonymousNarcotics
Aug 6, 2012

we will go far into the sea
you will take me
onto your back
never look back
never look back
Is anybody hungry?

CCKeane
Jan 28, 2008

my shit posts don't die, they multiply

I can't believe Yami is voting me. :(

Hal Insandenza
Feb 12, 2004


Wow Keane lying right out of the gate

saladscooper
Jan 25, 2019

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2019
Howdy folks

##vote Keane

Genwunners die

PlasticAutomaton
Nov 12, 2016

Artoria Pendonut


I like that plan.

##vote: Keane

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

CCKeane posted:

I can't believe Yami is voting me. :(

I was gonna vote you for genwunning but now you're lying too...

##vote Keane

wologar
Feb 11, 2014

wologar posted:

I will regret this.

wologar
Feb 11, 2014

Yami Fenrir posted:

I was gonna vote you for genwunning but now you're lying too...

##vote Keane

Third vote in a turbo, etc.

##vote Yami

b-minus1
Jul 24, 2008

She's a maniac, maniac
on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
Iím confirmed town

CCKeane
Jan 28, 2008

my shit posts don't die, they multiply

Yami Fenrir posted:

I was gonna vote you for genwunning but now you're lying too...

##vote Keane

Was I lying, or seeing into the future?

wologar
Feb 11, 2014

I regret to inform the crew that I do not have a vig. I repeat, I do not have a vig.

Carry on.

Illusionis
Dec 12, 2011
##vote Cloacamazing

No tank phase for you

saladscooper
Jan 25, 2019

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2019

b-minus1 posted:

Iím confirmed town

Sounds like something a godfather would say

b-minus1
Jul 24, 2008

She's a maniac, maniac
on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

saladscooper posted:

Sounds like something a godfather would say

Stop rolefishing

saladscooper
Jan 25, 2019

THUNDERDOME LOSER 2019

b-minus1 posted:

Stop rolefishing

Only when I stop seeing bait

CCKeane
Jan 28, 2008

my shit posts don't die, they multiply

wologar posted:

I regret to inform the crew that I do not have a vig. I repeat, I do not have a vig.

Carry on.

This is exactly what you'd say if you didn't have a vig.

Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

wologar posted:

Third vote in a turbo, etc.

##vote Yami

Deep down we both know you're just voting me because of my opinions on pokemon.

b-minus1
Jul 24, 2008

She's a maniac, maniac
on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before

saladscooper posted:

Only when I stop seeing bait

You need to get your eyes checked

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Yami Fenrir
Jan 25, 2015

Is it I that is insane... or the rest of the world?

CCKeane posted:

Was I lying, or seeing into the future?

Yeah, okay. I'll give you that one.

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