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The mini-[Phalla] of Cthulhu: Has ended with mafia and Village Idiot victory!

Mikey CTSMikey CTS Hulk-hands PorcupineWhat is it? Why is it there?Registered User regular
edited February 2013 in Critical Failures
The mini-[Phalla] of Cthulhu
A mini-phalla game by Mikey CTS



"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."
-H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

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I fear that by committing these words to paper, I may be endangering my sanity. Still, someone must find these pages and carry on. My hope is that this record of accounts may provide assistance. The world must know what happened in Arkham that day – the horrors that were unleashed. The chaos all began with a break-in at Miskatonic University. At first it seemed such a curious thing. The only thing they had stolen was a leather-bound antique book, referred to by scholars as the Necronomicon. Within a week’s time we were cut off from the waking world with the things in the darkness – crawling, reaching, oozing, seeping things that desired our mortal flesh.

Unable to escape the madness, the townspeople fled to First Methodist of Arkham County. There we few survivors found shelter from the encroaching darkness but for only so long. The darkness was spreading and soon it would find a way into this place. Our only hope was to find the ones who did this and destroy them before their work was complete. They had to be hiding among us, waiting for their dark master’s arrival to reveal themselves. But who were they? To find out, we would have to send someone out to investigate our homes, businesses, employers, etc. – out there with the yawning darkness. We decided the only fair way was to take a vote.

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!

That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.



This is a mini Phalla for 30 players based the writings of H.P. Lovecraft others who contributed to the Cthulhu Mythos.

General rules of Phalla can be found here. Players of all experience levels are welcome.

Specific rules can be found below:

Standard Phalla Rules

You must vote each day. Vote in !bold red for whomever you think is likely to be a threat to you. The winner of the vote will be eliminated every night.

In addition, everyone should make at least two posts each day. Failure to vote or contribute will lead to warning and replacement.

Do not directly quote anything from PMs with me, or take screenshots of them. It is okay to paraphrase role PMs however.

Do not add other players to PM conversations.

Do not anonymously contact anyone.

When you die you may make one ghost post which cannot contain any game information whatsoever. After that please do not discuss the game with anyone still alive.

Ask for clarifications in !bold darkorange. You can always PM me with clarification requests, or post them directly in the thread.

Make sure you invite me to any PMs or proboards you might form.

Order of actions: Vote > Investigation > Actions.

Signup in !bold limegreen

Vote close will be 11:00pm EST every night.

Sample Role PM
Spoiler:

Special Phalla Rules

The host must be referred to as the Keeper.

During sign up, please include a name for your character in !bold violet. This will be the name of your Investigator. If you do not select a name, an appropriately embarassing name will be assigned to you.

After Day 1 begins, all players must vote for an additional player using !bold dodgerblue. This player will be elected to go on Investigation, during which time the player can experience everything from finding useful equipment to encountering horrors from beyond to becoming lost in another dimension.

All players may elect to Trade any equipment they've found to another player as their nightly standard action.

Thanks to 38thDoe, from whom I stole much of the standard phalla rules references. And to Zombie Hero, who helped review and revise much of the rules unique to this phalla while encouraging me to maintain a unique vision for what I wanted the game to be.

Clarifications
Mikey CTS wrote:
Conversions?

Oh boy! My first time... ehem.

CD
Mikey CTS wrote: »
GrimmyTOA wrote: »
Some sort of cult would seem to fit the theme pretty well.

As would millers and thralls.

Millers/Thralls?

CD
Mikey CTS wrote: »
Mikey CTS for blocking my kiFUCK

The Keeper is not a valid vote.
Mikey CTS wrote: »
Langly wrote: »
I guess we might as well see, since it will happen tonight anyway

Can people be randomly killed by investigations?

Yes.
Are investigations random events, or like CYOA events that the investigator will participate in?

Investigations are resolved on a RNG.
Are all investigation scenarios treated the same, regardless of alignment?

CD
Mikey CTS wrote: »
GrimmyTOA wrote: »
Are investigations and their results public?

Investigations will be resolved in narration.
Mikey CTS wrote: »
I was told there would be bareknuckle boxing and bear wrestling?

If by bear you mean a color from outer space, then yes. 8->

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  • Mikey CTSMikey CTS Hulk-hands Porcupine What is it? Why is it there?Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Player Sign-up List:

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    2. GrimmyTOA - John A. Macdonald, Neuronaut
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    26. Bradicus Maximus - Ulthar
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    Reserves!
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  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    !SIGN

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  • Mikey CTSMikey CTS Hulk-hands Porcupine What is it? Why is it there?Registered User regular
    I'm ready for my inbox to be totally fucked. I ain't scared.

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  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    !Harvey Walters

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  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    !Sign Up
    !Aloysius Bumbernathy, Neuronaut.

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    Now that Mikey and I have had our respective revenge, it is time for peace and !Signing Up
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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Who lives in a mythic land under the sea?
    Ancient and squamous and sleeping is he?
    That is not dead which eternal can lie.
    And with strange eons even death sure may die!

    Ready, kids?

    Squidbob 'Thulupants! Squidbob 'Thulupants!
    Squidbob 'Thulupants! Squidbob 'Thulupants!

    Herbert North

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    !SIGN up!

    You should post a link in the OP, many of us don't actually browse the forums beyond our own private lairs (the bookmarks page). We don't want to catch any diseases you may have :P

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    Third time's the charm!

    The name's White D. Black, by the way.

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus The DM with the plan... that is sure to be ruined soon Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
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  • Mikey CTSMikey CTS Hulk-hands Porcupine What is it? Why is it there?Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    !SIGN up!

    You should post a link in the OP, many of us don't actually browse the forums beyond our own private lairs (the bookmarks page). We don't want to catch any diseases you may have :P

    Thank you, kime. I added the link.

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    You should thank me more, it makes me feel special

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    You should thank me more, it makes me feel special
    What is the correct procedure for doing so at the point of death?

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Player List



    What time is it?
    Spoiler:

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    Erich Zann

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Once you get the gun it's pretty much over for all cthulus

    William Howard Taft, Presidential Ghost Hunter

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus The DM with the plan... that is sure to be ruined soon Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    Shit can I change my name?
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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    Phalla!
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  • Mikey CTSMikey CTS Hulk-hands Porcupine What is it? Why is it there?Registered User regular
    Shit can I change my name?
    Theodore "Winchester" Roosevelt, hunter extraordinaire

    Sure, why not. Names aren't set till sign-ups are closed.

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus The DM with the plan... that is sure to be ruined soon Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    @Langly,
    by our powers combined....

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  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    Nifty. Better make me John A. Macdonald, Neuronaut then, please.

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Coming up with names is hard...

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus The DM with the plan... that is sure to be ruined soon Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Coming up with names is hard...

    Said Topher Bay'Fongg, cult initiate

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    Oh well in that case:

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Coming up with names is hard...

    Said Topher Bay'Fongg, cult initiate

    Yesssss hahaha

    <3 you TRV

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  • GizzyGizzy <- girl MemphisRegistered User regular
    Gizzy!
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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    @Langly,
    by our powers combined....
    Least likely power combination ever. Why would you team up with most likely to get stuck in a bathtub? Act your name!

    #NotMyHost

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    I'm the Meatshield tank to his Rifle DPS

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Nothing Can Move The TAFT

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    seriously, i'm stuck, can someone please get some melted butter

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus The DM with the plan... that is sure to be ruined soon Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    Langly wrote: »
    seriously, i'm stuck, can someone please get some melted butter

    Taft! I've trained you a bear butler! Grab onto his harness. He can move your girth.

    I've heard magicks cannot pierce fat. Taft is nigh invulnerable!

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    Okay I might just be jealous. In an ideal world, we'd all be the best president.

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus The DM with the plan... that is sure to be ruined soon Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    kime wrote: »
    Coming up with names is hard...

    Said Topher Bay'Fongg, cult initiate

    Yesssss hahaha

    <3 you TRV

    Topher Bay'Fongg, cult initiate

    You owe me! You can journal my next hunting trip! We will be riding Taft downriver for a week. Bring spare trousers

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  • mi-go huntermi-go hunter Once again I'm back in the lab. Cleaning my knives, ready for stabs.Registered User regular
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Yes, because having the blind girl write your journal is a flawless idea :P

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus The DM with the plan... that is sure to be ruined soon Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Yes, because having the blind girl write your journal is a flawless idea :P

    Fine, fine. You paddle the Taft raft. I'll write of our journeys so my descendants may rightfully slay any manner of foul beasts.

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Yes, because having the blind girl write your journal is a flawless idea :P
    It's never been a problem before!

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Dr. Doctor Oakland, CARegistered User regular
    edited February 2013
    I've got the Innsmouth look.

    The Miskatonic University mascot, the Fighting Cephalopod

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  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    sign up

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  • TheRoadVirusTheRoadVirus The DM with the plan... that is sure to be ruined soon Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    Someone should be a chatty pachycephalosaurus.
    Typed that from my mobile communicator! Apologies for butchered spelling.

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