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[Phalla] Witch Trials - The village wins... or do they?

NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
edited June 2007 in Archives
The settlement of Phalla has uncovered a holy relic. Needless to say, everyone was delighted at such a display of God’s favor. That is, until they noticed that it was imperfect. What should have been a bright glow was marred by malevolent red and black streaks covering a portion of its surface.

The minister wrote letters to colleagues, describing the imperfections. His colleagues wrote to others, who tracked down a bit of nearly-forgotten lore. The streaks were an indication of demon-spawn in the settlement. Specifically, the colors and shapes described seemed to indicate two different types of evil having taken root.

There were witches – mortals who had sold their souls to Satan in exchange for supernatural powers – and there were changelings – evil spirits who can take the form of mortals and live their lives. Fortunately, the lore assured them, both can be defeated using the same methods, and as the influence of the demonic forces lessens, the streaks should disappear and the relic should glow more and more brightly.

Upon discovering these evil influences, the thirteen families of Phalla naturally wanted to rid themselves of such things. To that end, they decided to select one person each night to subject to a trial by water. Should this trial show an evil heart, they would, of course, burn the demon-spawn at the stake. Being of fair mind, and convinced that God would not let them execute a holy citizen, they decided to allow each family one vote each night to choose who to try that evening.

However, the settlement was rife with accusations. Children stepped forward, bringing real and imagined sins of their elders to light, and the settlement felt they must try those accused each night as well. Zealots thought themselves touched by God and sought to take justice into their own hands. The witches began killing – first livestock, then humans. The changelings began killing as well. All was chaos.

And Satan laughed.

Night One Narration

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Night Five Narration, such as it is

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  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Sounds interesting and slightly confusing. Should be a fun game.

  • Elbonian ManElbonian Man Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Clarification: When children are accusing someone, they have to have already been in contact, verified that they have the same secret, and then agreed to accuse someone. Presumably this all happens in private so how is it verifiable, and what if things aren't done correctly?

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  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    So. It looks like secrets simply allow the village to throw out an extra execution vote per night if I read this correctly, provided the children follow the rules.

  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    So all the children are innocent? Also you may all refer to me as Goody Malkor.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Hmmm......

    This is interesting.

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited June 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    So all the children are innocent? Also you may all refer to me as Goody Malkor.

    Uh... why would you think that?

    Although we just sort of sit here and do absolutely for the most part. *grumble*

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited June 2007
    mommy ardor touches me in naughty places :)

  • AcidSerraAcidSerra Registered User
    edited June 2007
    I should be back to full internetsing tomorrow, so hey, add me to the waitlist, I've been waiting to see how this game would turn out for some time...

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    So the children have no voting power whatsoever? Eh. At least we can feed the adults to the fire.

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  • GnastyGnasty Registered User
    edited June 2007
    The one-hour limit seems incredibly restrictive to me. The window should be three hours, at the very least.

    i just wanna 'be myself'
  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited June 2007
    Clarification:
    Are we allowed to threaten/extort adults with the promise of revealing their secret? Also, if I'm reading this right, if one of the children who has the secret dies, then that adult is now safe from secret revealing or whatever, yes?

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I agree on the hour being changed to at least three hours, just because we're working with people in different time zones.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Malkor wrote: »
    So all the children are innocent? Also you may all refer to me as Goody Malkor.

    Uh... why would you think that?

    Although we just sort of sit here and do absolutely for the most part. *grumble*

    Eh, you've got the most built in behind the scenes networking bit to do. The issue is that you and one other child acts as an extra special one time kinda vigilante for a villager (edit: Player would be a better word here), you have the potential to do this on four different people.

    As for voting it doesn't make it clear but if the father of a family dies I believe the wife gets to vote followed by the child. Though I don't think the child gets to veto the wife.

    Clarification: If the wife vetoes that family enters no vote, is this a correct statement?

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Clarification: When children are accusing someone, they have to have already been in contact, verified that they have the same secret, and then agreed to accuse someone. Presumably this all happens in private so how is it verifiable, and what if things aren't done correctly?

    Correct, this is all done in private. If you stumble in private and say something you shouldn't, there is no repercussions. If you post incorrectly in the game thread, you are up for the same type of vote the next night as an accused adult would be.

    Children do not have sins, but they have the same chance as anyone else of being a witch or changeling.

    Basically, much of the children's activity takes place in private. Once they have decided to accuse someone, they need to coordinate if and when they will accuse someone.

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Clarification:
    Are we allowed to threaten/extort adults with the promise of revealing their secret? Also, if I'm reading this right, if one of the children who has the secret dies, then that adult is now safe from secret revealing or whatever, yes?

    Correct, and go for it, but it leaves you open to them trying to get you killed as well to keep their secret safe.

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    robothero wrote: »
    mommy ardor touches me in naughty places :)

    *Smacks robothero*

    I thought we brought you up better than to spread nasty rumors about your dear mother.


    In all seriousness, I think we should consider the following:

    Witches can be children or wives only due to female gender.
    The changelings can be some mix of the three different family roles.

    So I don't believe we can consider the children to be all safe from wrong-doing. Well, other than my own. He's up for some family justice I think.

  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Malkor wrote: »
    So all the children are innocent? Also you may all refer to me as Goody Malkor.

    Uh... why would you think that?

    Although we just sort of sit here and do absolutely for the most part. *grumble*

    Eh, you've got the most built in behind the scenes networking bit to do. The issue is that you and one other child acts as an extra special one time kinda vigilante for a villager (edit: Player would be a better word here), you have the potential to do this on four different people.

    As for voting it doesn't make it clear but if the father of a family dies I believe the wife gets to vote followed by the child. Though I don't think the child gets to veto the wife.

    Clarification: If the wife vetoes that family enters no vote, is this a correct statement?

    That is correct, and yes, if the husband dies, the wife inherits control of the vote with no veto. If the wife dies, then the child gets the vote.

    If the wife simply does not vote on a night, the child may also vote. If the wife votes later, the child's vote is simply ignored.

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Can the children be changelings? I mean, the mom did give birth to them. Unless they were killed and replaced with changelings, I guess.

  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Ardor wrote: »
    robothero wrote: »
    mommy ardor touches me in naughty places :)

    *Smacks robothero*

    I thought we brought you up better than to spread nasty rumors about your dear mother.


    In all seriousness, I think we should consider the following:

    Witches can be children or wives only due to female gender.
    The changelings can be some mix of the three different family roles.

    So I don't believe we can consider the children to be all safe from wrong-doing. Well, other than my own. He's up for some family justice I think.

    While this would be historically accurate, I did not take family position into account when assigning bad guy roles. Witches could be anyone.

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • GnastyGnasty Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Man you adults are slutty.

    i just wanna 'be myself'
  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    Until my wife and child arrive for private discussion and since 'tis late on a Sunday and it should be good to have a default in line, The Dimsdale family votes goodie Ardor Proctor for execution, as only a witch would be quick enough to have the first post after the Original Post edit and subsequent rules posts.

    This is assuming I can RETRACT the family vote if need-be, as you say nothing of the sort in the OP.

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  • GnastyGnasty Registered User
    edited June 2007
    I recommend killing Squashua for placing the first vote.

    i just wanna 'be myself'
  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited June 2007
    Seriously. As a child, you're all dirty witches, except for the other children. I think my goal is to have there be at least 5 votes for death tomorrow.

  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Until my wife and child arrive for private discussion and since 'tis late on a Sunday and it should be good to have a default in line, The Dimsdale family votes goodie Ardor Proctor for execution, as only a witch would be quick enough to have the first post after the Original Post.

    This is assuming I can RETRACT the family vote if need-be, as you say nothing of the sort in the OP.

    Yes, you can retract -- make retractions in the same color as the original vote (in this case, red)

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I agree. we need to take control of this sinful town.

    (first vote tonight or tomorrow?)

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  • GnastyGnasty Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Seriously. As a child, you're all dirty witches, except for the other children. I think my goal is to have there be at least 5 votes for death tomorrow.
    I have a feeling that that isn't in the village's best interests.

    i just wanna 'be myself'
  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Gnasty wrote: »
    I recommend killing Squashua for placing the first vote.


    I suggest we not be hasty in our rush to blood. I for one am saddened by the violent turn this has taken.

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    Gnasty wrote: »
    I recommend killing Squashua for placing the first vote.

    I recommend you don't speak until spoken to, whelp.

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  • AroducAroduc regular
    edited June 2007
    Gnasty wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Seriously. As a child, you're all dirty witches, except for the other children. I think my goal is to have there be at least 5 votes for death tomorrow.
    I have a feeling that that isn't in the village's best interests.

    What do I care? I don't have a vote. :P

  • GnastyGnasty Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Gnasty wrote: »
    I recommend killing Squashua for placing the first vote.

    I recommend you don't speak until spoken to, whelp.
    You're not my father!

    Why don't you go have sex with oh wait I don't have your secret. Nevermind.


    i just wanna 'be myself'
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Clarification : The two children who come forward with the secret have to be the two who originally knew this secret from the start, not just any two who came to know of the information?

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    I suppose the children ought to wait until some visions start rolling in.

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Just so you guys know, my husband has taken note of the URL of the board just to read this thread. He is greatly amused so far. :D

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • FrosteeyFrosteey 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
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    Can children have the sins of their own parents? Don't make me take off this belt.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Squashua wrote: »
    Gnasty wrote: »
    I recommend killing Squashua for placing the first vote.

    I recommend you don't speak until spoken to, whelp.

    Heh. I wasn't going to bring our fussin and a fuedin into this but that's no way to speak to our precious children.

    I !vote Squashua as a bringer of strife!

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Clarification : The two children who come forward with the secret have to be the two who originally knew this secret from the start, not just any two who came to know of the information?

    Correct, although letting other children know your secret might help you track down the other child who started with your secret (they might know who you should be talking to).

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Nerissa wrote: »
    Just so you guys know, my husband has taken note of the URL of the board just to read this thread. He is greatly amused so far. :D

    Which child has Nerissa's husband's dirty secret?

    >.>

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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited June 2007
    Frosteey wrote: »
    Don't make me take off this belt.

    Please, no. We wouldn't want your pants to fall down.

    Or is that the belt from your shoes or hat?

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  • PlutoniumPlutonium Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Hey Buzz

    Don't think I wouldn't sacrafice my own child!

  • GnastyGnasty Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Gnasty wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Seriously. As a child, you're all dirty witches, except for the other children. I think my goal is to have there be at least 5 votes for death tomorrow.
    I have a feeling that that isn't in the village's best interests.

    What do I care? I don't have a vote. :P

    I think we should save the extra executions until the village size has been reduced. We'll have a better chance of hitting a bad guy that way.

    Also, children:

    The bad guys will probably want to eliminate those of us who have their secrets so that we can't cause the special executions against them. Since a few of us have shared our secrets, if we start dieing, look at whose secrets we held.

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