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[Mini-Phalla]: Cybertron Edition - [Draw Game : Stupid host was stupid]

The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Critical Failures
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IT IS THE FIVE MILLIONTH YEAR OF THE THIRD CYBERTRONIAN WAR


Optimus Prime and a handful of his most daring loyalists have departed from Cybertron in the Ark, hoping to seek out new sources of energy to replenish the rapidly depleting Energon reserves of the Autobot resistance; Megatron gave chase in his Nemesis star cruiser, leaving the imperial Decepticon legion in the hands of Shockwave.

Under the leadership of Elita One, the Autobots make a desperate defense of the single stronghold still held by the rebels: Iacon. Hope soars, for now, that Prime will return soon (and with him, some much needed relief from the growing Energon drought) – but as the city & it's defenders are bloodied without mercy or relent by Shockwave's forces, a cancerous doubt spreads among some of the guerrillas that Iacon can really hold out until their champion's return...
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“...I repeat, scramble all available Autobots to grid cell 0688 of sector 027! Decepticons have penetrated the outer perimeter and are attacking the storage vessels! Confirmed sighting of Trypticon in the area! Omega Supreme is on his way to the engagement, but he needs our support! Roll out!”

You're close now.

The air sizzles with weapon discharges & thruster emissions, and the strewn parts of slagged combatants rattle under your chassis. It took you too damn long to get here; you've missed most of the fighting.

Most of it.

You only narrowly avoid being turned into a puddle of glowing goo by a stray ion bolt as you roar into the debris field surrounding the feet of Omega Supreme & Trypticon. The struggle is heavily in the Decepticon monster's favor, as attested by a severed forearm of the mighty Autobot sentry.

Your conventional weapons can't do anything to help against Trypticon, but there's an anti-ship battery nearby; you might be able to reach it in time...

THUD

THUD

THUD

THUD

THUD


Five Decepticons land all around you, sneer, and charge. Five of the largest frakking Decepticons you've ever come face to face with.

What's that optimistic phrase Elita One always says? 'The bigger they are...'
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The Autobot defenses are broken. Once you've slagged these few remaining runts and Trypticon has finished tearing Omega Supreme apart, the majority of Iacon's precious Energon reserves will be yours for the taking.

Shockwave will reward you handsomely for this decisive victory, especially in light of the string of embarrassingly botched recent campaigns.

Of course, these Autobots aren't smart enough to just go ahead and kill themselves – so, time to get to work...


WELCOME TO MINI-PHALLA: CYBERTRON EDITION


This is a Transformers themed mini for 30 players, with some crunchy mechanics. If you don't know what a Phalla is, this post can help you out.

There will be a 25 player village (the Autobots) vs a 5 player mafia (the Decepticons). There will be a public list of combatants, but it will be not be public whom is playing which character.

Speaking of characters, you will be building (and naming) your own. After sign-ups are closed, I'll PM you to let you know whether you're an Autobot or Decepticon (and whether or not you have a special role), and then you'll then need to send me your character's specs.

There will be lots of crunchy stuff in the game, but it should be simple enough for Phalla.


The objective for the Autobots is to eliminate the Decepticons. The objective for the Decepticons is to outnumber the Autobots.
CHARACTER CREATION
Spoiler:

MECHANICS

Standard Phalla Stuff


Everyone has one vote per day, the mafia has one kill per day. There may or may not be some special meta-roles given to both the mafia & village. The vote take first priority, then the mafia kill, then any special role actions, and finally the results of card plays. Standard rules of conduct apply – do not forward your role PM to other players, do not continue posting the the thread after you're eliminated (beyond the usual single ghost post for humorous effect), etc.

Everything below will be done in private via PM, and I will be making the rolls to determine your card draws.


Cards


Each player will have two decks of virtual cards built for them depending on what components & character class they picked – one deck of attack cards & one deck of defense cards. Everyone will be given a starting hand of 3 attack cards and a pool of 3 defense cards (their 'Readiness' pool).

At the beginning of every turn after the first turn, each player draws new cards depending on their current mode of transformation (2 attack cards and 1 defense card while in robot mode, 2 defense cards and 1 attack card while in vehicle mode), up to a maximum hand & Readiness pool size of 8.

Attack & Defense


Each turn, each player may play as many attack cards as they can afford the Readiness cost of. To play an attack card, a player specifies a target and chooses which defense cards in their Readiness pool they want to tap to pay their attack card's Readiness cost. Tapped defense cards cannot be used to defend against any attacks that are made against your character – 'face-down' (unused) defense cards will become untapped at the beginning of the next day, while 'face-up' (used) defense cards will be discarded at the beginning of the next day.

If players wish to do something particular with their defense cards or abstain from using them at all, they should let me know via PM – otherwise they will be used liberally & logically by me to negate whatever attacks they can.

Velocity


A player will accumulate 1 point of Velocity at the beginning of each day that they start in vehicle mode, up to their maximum possible Velocity. Conversely, while in robot mode, players will lose 1 point of Velocity at the beginning of each day.

Player cannot use Melee attack cards against any character that has a greater Velocity than they do, and can only use Beam or Homing attack cards against characters with a greater Velocity than they do by discarding 1 copy of the desired attack card for every point of difference between the attacker and their target (example: Player A has 1 Velocity point and wants to attack Player B with 3 Velocity points, using attack card X. In order to do that, as an additional cost to play attack card X, Player A must discard 2 copies of attack card X from their hand).

Damage & Destruction


Each player's character has a number of Hit Boxes, and every attack that hits them will do a variable amount of damage to these Hit Boxes. After every Hit Box has been filled with damage, the character is incapacitated.

Autobots are eliminated from the game after incapacitation; Decepticons are merely crippled. They may not take any actions on the following day, and then will be restored to full functionality but with 1/2 of the maximum Hit Boxes. If they are incapacitated a second time, they will eliminated.

Deck Mechanics


Note: you do not have to read this section to play the game. It's just here for the sake of letting players know how their decks are built & how their draws are determined.

Rolls to draw cards will be made on Orokos.


The Attack Deck For Autobots:

Your primary weapons are assigned the numbers 1-4 and 5-8, your heavy weapon is assigned the numbers 9-10, your Melee attack is assigned the numbers 11-14; your primary ability is assigned the numbers 15-18 -or- your secondary ability is assigned the numbers 15-16 and Transformation is assigned the next 4 numbers after that.


The Defense Deck for Autobots:

Evasion is assigned the numbers 1-4, Take Cover is assigned the numbers 5-8; your primary ability is assigned the numbers 9-12 -or- 9-10 and Untouchable is assigned the next number.


The Attack Deck For Decepticons:

Your primary weapons are assigned the numbers 1-2 and 3-4, your heavy weapon is assigned the numbers 5-8, your Melee attack is assigned the numbers 9-10; your primary ability is assigned the numbers 11-14 -or- your secondary ability is assigned the numbers 11-12 and Transformation is assigned the next 4 numbers after that.


The Defense Deck for Decepticons:

Evasion is assigned the numbers 1-4, Take Cover is assigned the numbers 5-8; your primary ability is assigned the numbers 9-12 -or- 9-10 and Untouchable is assigned the next 3 numbers.



Some of this stuff might be confusing or I might've accidentally forgot to dig into the specifics of something. If you're confused & afraid, let me know and I'll try to clear things up.

Otherwise, sign up! Uncle Iacon wants YOU!



Players:

1. Dunadaan019
2. Alt_Raven
3. The Anonymous
4. Ringo
5. Matev
6. Phyphor
7. Darian
8. immortal squish
9. Void Slayer
10. Wildcat
11. sterling3763
12. SeGaTai
13. REG Rysk
14. CaptainPalnet82
15. 3Clipse
16. mascara305
17. kellie
18. B:L
19. sir fabulous
20. jackisreal
21. nodgarb
22. Kias
23. Spoit
24. Extermatott
25. romanqwerty
26. Mr. Defecation

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If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    sign up

  • Alt_RavenAlt_Raven Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Sign up!

    You touched my Tra-La-La!
  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    UNICROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

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  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    hell yes

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    shenanigans

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  • MatevMatev Benjamin Warsaw, Action Six News! It's Benji.......like the dogRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Designation Spectre: Signing up. Decepticons: Superior

    "Go down, kick ass, and set yourselves up as gods, that's our Prime Directive!"
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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Too freaking complicated for me, but i'll reserve anyway.

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It's simpler than it looks; after the ball gets rolling it'll (hopefully) be a snap to play.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yes, yes!

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  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Will Decepticons get a chance to confer before submitting builds?

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ringo wrote: »
    Will Decepticons get a chance to confer before submitting builds?

    Yes.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm Bluestreak.

  • immortal squishimmortal squish Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Autobots, roll out!

    <3
  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    According to that name generator I can be Mega Bee or Energy Convoy!

    Yeah I'm choosing my own name.

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Screw you, Void Slayer. Mega Bee is awesome!

    For the love of [something transformers sounding here... Primus?], Ender, please let me be a gestsalt named MEGA BEE

    Even if I'm Survival Neutral (and thus doomed) it would be worth it

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    !Sign up please, no doubt to be Sam Witwicky.

  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ringo wrote: »
    Screw you, Void Slayer. Mega Bee is awesome!

    For the love of [something transformers sounding here... Primus?], Ender, please let me be a gestsalt named MEGA BEE

    Even if I'm Survival Neutral (and thus doomed) it would be worth it

    Your right it's a good name but I figured it would be better for it to be secret, like you know phalla and all that.

    He's a superhumanly strong soccer-playing romance novelist possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She's a beautiful African-American doctor with her own daytime radio talk show. They fight crime!
  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Look, if everyone tried to kill MEGA BEE day one, where would we bee?

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Hm. I don't usually have problem getting up to 30 players; maybe I should shoot for 20 this time...

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Or you could actually announce it in the Phalla thread, with the link.

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Silence, you. Or the Imperial Magistrate may feed you to the Sharkticons.

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • sterling3763sterling3763 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Count me in

  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sharkticons??? Can I be one of those, definitely Signup

    PSN SeGaTai
  • REG RyskREG Rysk Lord Rageface Rageington Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I am dubious, but signing up no less.

  • CaptainPlanet82CaptainPlanet82 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yay! New game with complete insanity to it. Not that I ever had sanity to start with.

    Help my friend realize his excellent Cyber Punk savage setting! Check out the Ronin: Chrome and Shadows Kickstarter!
  • 3clipse3clipse So I stabbed him 37 times in the chest. ...that kills people, Carl.Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ender Phalla!

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    Steam: BIRD BIRD KILL IT
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  • mascara305mascara305 Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sign up, let all hell break loose

    Don't judge me by my failures, but only by my dreams
  • KellieKellie Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Win!

    Transformers <3 .

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  • B:LB:L Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    !I'm B:Luestreak

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I wonder how many people will pick the name Bluestreak
    Spoiler:

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  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Nah, indulge your creativity! Like this:

    Mega Rod
    Mega Farve
    USS Cybertron
    Mrs. Starscream

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I want to be the one who turns into a car.

    Gayest Forumer Alive
  • jackisrealjackisreal Registered User
    edited January 2011
    !Sign uuuuuuuuup

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  • NodgarbNodgarb Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Pew Pew

  • KiasKias Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    sign up!

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Sign-ups will close tomorrow afternoon. The autobots may be a bit short-handed, but what else is new?

    TOG Solid wrote:
    If that guy wasn't white he would have gotten popped by so many tasers simultaneously that Marvel could use that as the new origin for Electro.
  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Oh fine, I'll change to a sign up then

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  • ExtermatottExtermatott Registered User
    edited January 2011
    Can I be a robot that transforms into a robot?

  • romanqwertyromanqwerty Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    IIIIIIIINNN!

  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    !im bluestreak

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