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Phallakinetic IV : Pinnacle Wins the Battle! But the war...

EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
edited June 2011 in Critical Failures
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Fourth time lucky ... .. .


Prelude

The New Renegade

Armageddon



This is a cycle, this is what happens

This is kind of how cycles work

Don't say I didn't warn you peons


Peons, that's funny

Anyone would think you hadn't died an ignoble death


If you'd listen for all of two minutes

I'm all ears

Shut up

He's back



List of Surviving Guild Members

1: 38thDoe, part of Beta Team, died Night 4
2: Egos, part of the Security Team, died Night 3
3: Ringo
4: Rend
5: adventfalls
6: MaxFrost - Doctor, died Night 1
7: Alegis
8: Balefuego, the Terror Disciple, died Night 4
9: SeGaTai, part of Beta Team, died Night 4
10: HeavyVillain, the Clone, an Experiment, died Night 4
11: Infidel, the Enforcer Officer, died Night 3
12: Phyphor
13: kuhlmeye, a Supervisor, Died Night 3
14: Dunadan019, part of the Assault Team, died Night 4
15: kime, part of Alpha Team, died Night 3
16: stever777
17: Gumpy - part of the Exigent Organisation, died Night 2
18: Sticks
19: Wiet
20: Munkus Beaver
21: Langly
22: SLyM, part of Security Team, died Night 4
23: Zay - Supervisor, died Night 1
24: Wildcat - part of the Assault Team, died Night 1
25: Neli
26: Spoit
27: Fiaryn
28: Fidoh
29: LoserForHireX - Engineer, died Night 2
30: TheLawinator - part of the Exigent Organisation, died Night 1
31: CaptainPlanet82, the Guild Elder, died Night 4
32: Peccavi
33: Trust, a Doctor, died Night 3
34: FecklessRogue - Beta Team, died Night 1
35: Marth, the Arcadian Telepath, died Night 3
36: Teucrian, part of the Exigent Organisation, died Night 4
37: jackisreal - Guard, died Night 2
38: The Anonymous
39: warban
40: Stew_Stick
41: Melding
42: LemmingHead, a Medic, died Night 3
43: mEEksa - Engineer, died Night 1
44: Zellpher
45: Baidol - Telekinetic, died Night 2
46: Heffling - Engineer, died Night 1
47: Void Slayer
48: Solar, part of the Security Team, died Night 3
49: Monkeyfeet
50: Tayrun - Alpha Team, died Night 2
51: Darian
52: Daius - part of the Exigent Organisation, died Night 2
53: Extermatott
54: Zandracon, the Warlock Mech, died Night 4
55: Malkor, part of Beta Team, Died Night 3
56: Rawkking Goodguy - Telekinetic, died Night 2
57: Wandering Hero
58: El Skid


(Original Player List)
Spoiler:


Reserves:

1: Taya
2: vagrant_winds
3: Winky
4: Cythraul
5: Viscount Islands


Vote close will be 00:00 GMT (Midnight GMT). First day will begin at 00:00 on Sunday.


The New Management

The Pinnacle Guild now controls Arcadia.

Most of the populace have accepted the new regime. The ever-fickle powers of Alpha Sector turn a blind eye to the coup, unsure of the exact circumstances that lead to the shadowy Guild seizing control of the remote outworld.

But the shattered, outlawed Arcadian Order refuses to relinquish power. They've become the very thing that they once despised; terrorists, bombing Guild buildings and assassinating their officials. In a strange twist of fate they're now the allies of the Disciples, the remnants of the same chaotic cults they warred with for years.

And the rumour mill is working overtime. In fact it's pretty much burning down.

There's always something worse out there. That's just how it goes in Arcadia.




Damage Types
Normal: Physical damage. If the damage type is not specified it is this mundane, uncouth variety of damage.

Psionic: Damage that affects the mind. Psychological trauma and otherwise. Certain roles may be resistant or vulnerable to psi damage.

Special: Rare, extra-potent flavour of damage. Unless otherwise stated, defensive abilities- such as Guard- that increase a player's resilience have no effect on Special damage.


Sample Role Abilities
Aid: Restore the target's Life by the given amount after all attacks are resolved.

Cure: Strip away a single persistent negative effect from the target.

Guard: Reduce the total attack power sent towards the target.

Heal: Restore the target's Life by the given amount.

Intercept: Take the target's place for the purposes of all beneficial abilities sent their way.

Investigate: Normal seering method with a given chance of success.

Mindscan: Psionic seering method with a given chance of success.

Obstruct: Take the target's place for the purposes of all hostile abilities and attacks sent their way.

Nullify: ????

Martyrdom: ????

Chaosweb: ????

Oblivion: ????


Life Mechanics

The previous system has been simplied. Percentage attack powers are no longer an element, replaced instead with a straight HP mechanic. A player who hits 0 Life (or who is vote killed) is dead.

Players can have anything from 25-100 Life; the former end of the scale for support roles, the latter for tough attackers. Particularly special roles might have even more, but this potential fragility means the dangers of friendly fire must be kept in mind.

Orders

If you have a Proboard, send the Edcrab account a link. Groups should feel free to use a proboard thread to orchestrate and list their nightly actions, because I can appreciate how complicated it can get to organise. However, if an individual sends The Supercomputer an order PM, that PM will take priority over anything listed in the thread.

A Reminder

This is Phallakinetic, which means that while there are factions there's still a mafia and their power should not be underestimated, and that some seers are imperfect. If a faction leaves the game because they have won, they're considered to be eliminated for the purposes of victory conditions that require their demise (i.e., everybody wins).

There are conversions in this phalla, but they can only be used on members of the Experiment sub-faction. Something to keep in mind.


Village Victory Condition

Eliminate the forces of the Arcadian Order and the Exigent Organisation.

Protect Alpha Team and Beta Team. If they are lost, the game is over.


Narrations

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
The End

Postgame Analysis

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Signup!
    Any chance first day will close on Monday?

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    oh god dammit ed, sign

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    38thDoe wrote: »
    Any chance first day will close on Monday?

    also flog him

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  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !Signup

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I have returned!

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  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Also, there better be whale saving in this one

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK

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  • MaxFrostMaxFrost Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Signing the HELL UP!

    Just finished reading the last one, seems completely epic.

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I would like to sign up to 4 Phalla 4 Kinetic

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !Signup

    PSN SeGaTai
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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    how can i refuse

    !sign up

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Can I play?

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I am joining this fine Phalla

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Vote close will be 12:00 GMT. First day will begin at 12 on Sunday.

    So this is sunday noon right (GMT, it now being 17:25 GMT at time of writing), or do you mean 24:00?

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Infidel wrote: »
    Can I play?

    I don't see how you playing this one would be any different from you playing, say, Elementalist!

    This goes for everyone who helped me brainstorm. Yes, I accept it's a bit meta, but ultimately none of you will have a great advantage in deciphering the mechanics.

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  • kuhlmeyekuhlmeye Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    yes please

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Alegis wrote: »
    Edcrab wrote: »
    Vote close will be 12:00 GMT. First day will begin at 12 on Sunday.

    So this is sunday noon right (GMT, it now being 17:25 GMT at time of writing), or do you mean 24:00?

    My initial thought was noon, but if midnight would be more convenient for people I'd change to that quite happily

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    2010 May 11 23:19:09 <Alegis> the new phallakinetic could be about the pinnacle enslaving the arcadians
    2010 May 11 23:19:16 <Alegis> and killing primaphorior

    especially the latter part is important

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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    oh my

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    green

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK

    Oh yes

    Ed, your first Phallakinetic mini remains among my favorite games ever. Becoming a giant death robot?

    thousand times yes

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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    so the village is going to be the Pinnacle guild this time? D:

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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !Signup
    and I vote for Day Close @ 12 Midnight in the US, (my 2 cents).

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  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Make vote close 12 midnight in Hawaii, just to spite him

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • RingoRingo Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I've been found out

    ceres wrote: »
    I'm just going to go ahead and lock this thread before I feel any worse about humanity.
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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !I have till next saturday before my next involuntarily time out

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I hear Infidel is leader of the Pinnacle Guild.

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  • SticksSticks Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    signup

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  • WietWiet Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !Sign up

    I haven't been around for previous phallakinetic games but I heard they were a blast. Could someone give me a recap?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm going to sign up simply because it's you, Ed.

    I shall play my role.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !signup

    After playing in Munkus's Phalla I've got the bug.

    .. hopefully I'll do better!!

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  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wiet wrote: »
    !Sign up

    I haven't been around for previous phallakinetic games but I heard they were a blast. Could someone give me a recap?

    A recap: Houn was a leader of the devilish pinnacle guild. Ace village detectives smoked him out.

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Oh shit wait.

    I just remembered I'm going on a quick little three-day vacation on Monday.

    Uh nevermind guess I can't play. Sorry. :(

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Can I do a mini and a full sized phalla at the same time?

    Probably not but that hasn't stopped me before.

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  • ZayZay Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !Sign up

    and even though Facetious isn't playing...

    !Facetious

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    SLyM wrote: »
    Can I do a mini and a full sized phalla at the same time?

    Probably not but that hasn't stopped me before.

    I can't remember your summoner name but apparently you play LoL.

    And dropped our game a second after you joined us.

    "That's Slim."

    "Slim with a Y?"

    "Yeah."

    "Okay I know that one. Jerk."

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Zay wrote: »
    !Sign up

    and even though Facetious isn't playing...

    !Facetious

    :x

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