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[miniphalla] Rhinoceros - Game Over, the rhinoceros is triumphant!

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    wow, too bad I didn't stay with my first choice, I would hit jackpot.

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • Dac VinDac Vin Reimu Hakurei sat in her shrine because she was on the internet. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Basically you're like a bizarro kime, but for seers.


    Role PM and Mechanics



    Villager

    Spoiler:

    Rhinoceros (enlightenedbum, Daius, jackisreal, Andrew Ryan)


    Spoiler:



    Dynamite (Randomly distributed among non-rhino villagers)


    Spoiler:

    Encyclopedia (See Dynamite, but this was a last minute add. Like, I cooked it up while sending PMs)


    Spoiler:

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Dac Vin wrote: »
    Basically you're like a bizarro kime, but for seers.

    :(

    If this weren't a fun game I'd yell at you right now!

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    So if I'm bizarro kime, then... my brain hurts.

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Conversion mechanics... are they ever balanced? Heck, even third parties can win with them.

  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Next week on myth busters.

    Are rhinoceros good at winning Phalla?

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I think it's funny that no one thought it was wierd when Warban showed up as a villager. I mean no one even flinched. I also thought it was funny that I was the only one to get a good seer, and i died the next day.

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • Dac VinDac Vin Reimu Hakurei sat in her shrine because she was on the internet. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Darian wrote: »
    Conversion mechanics... are they ever balanced? Heck, even third parties can win with them.



    Chalk this up in another string of conversion failure.

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  • zenpotatozenpotato Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This game thoroughly confused me. I don't understand how villages are supposed to operate when conversion is a factor.

    I tried to start up a plan today to get a proto-network going, but it was obviously too late.

  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    What did you give for the bonus for winning the drawing competition?

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    zenpotato wrote: »
    This game thoroughly confused me. I don't understand how villages are supposed to operate when conversion is a factor.

    I tried to start up a plan today to get a proto-network going, but it was obviously too late.
    Well Darian had enlightenedbum guessed, and Tommy2Hands guess both Micro and enlightenedbum, right? Just requires more analyzing of how people are acting and such as opposed to evidence and networks. Of course, I'm not one to talk since apparently my instincts and guesses are. . bad. . . but still!

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  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ya, You cannot put conversion in a game unless you give the village another method to network.

    This game wasn't a failure, it just was the, How to: Of groundhoging day one's in phalla.

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  • Dac VinDac Vin Reimu Hakurei sat in her shrine because she was on the internet. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    kime wrote: »
    zenpotato wrote: »
    This game thoroughly confused me. I don't understand how villages are supposed to operate when conversion is a factor.

    I tried to start up a plan today to get a proto-network going, but it was obviously too late.
    Well Darian had enlightenedbum guessed, and Tommy2Hands guess both Micro and enlightenedbum, right? Just requires more analyzing of how people are acting and such as opposed to evidence and networks. Of course, I'm not one to talk since apparently my instincts and guesses are. . bad. . . but still!


    Going on a limb there, but THIS. Sometimes I'm afraid that despite it being the CRUCIAL element to any mafia-style games, the concept of analysis and critical thinking is becoming an endangered craft in here.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Dac Vin wrote: »
    kime wrote: »
    zenpotato wrote: »
    This game thoroughly confused me. I don't understand how villages are supposed to operate when conversion is a factor.

    I tried to start up a plan today to get a proto-network going, but it was obviously too late.
    Well Darian had enlightenedbum guessed, and Tommy2Hands guess both Micro and enlightenedbum, right? Just requires more analyzing of how people are acting and such as opposed to evidence and networks. Of course, I'm not one to talk since apparently my instincts and guesses are. . bad. . . but still!


    Going on a limb there, but THIS. Sometimes I'm afraid that despite it being the CRUCIAL element to any mafia-style games, the concept of analysis and critical thinking is becoming an endangered craft in here.

    Good thing I'm actually good at analyzing stuff. And this was my first phalla :P

    Tumbling
    MacGuffin wrote: »
    Baka!
    Belief in the heart of friendship and you'll always be kawaii Tommy-Chan!

  • DaiusDaius Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Good game guys, good game. We rhinos were as stealthy as crocodiles. Crocodiles with horns.

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  • P10P10 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Dac Vin wrote: »
    kime wrote: »
    zenpotato wrote: »
    This game thoroughly confused me. I don't understand how villages are supposed to operate when conversion is a factor.

    I tried to start up a plan today to get a proto-network going, but it was obviously too late.
    Well Darian had enlightenedbum guessed, and Tommy2Hands guess both Micro and enlightenedbum, right? Just requires more analyzing of how people are acting and such as opposed to evidence and networks. Of course, I'm not one to talk since apparently my instincts and guesses are. . bad. . . but still!


    Going on a limb there, but THIS. Sometimes I'm afraid that despite it being the CRUCIAL element to any mafia-style games, the concept of analysis and critical thinking is becoming an endangered craft in here.
    Yeah. People were pretty much shooting around in the dark on the village side the entire game.

  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Of course, one could also argue that players have refined their 'bad guy' game to be able to fly under the radar a lot better.

  • DaiusDaius Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Wildcat wrote: »
    Of course, one could also argue that players have refined their 'bad guy' game to be able to fly under the radar a lot better.

    I made an entry for the rhino picture competition with "FYI I am a Rhinoceros" as an implicit reveal, but no one picked up on it. If we were flying under the radar, the radar was pretty damn high.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'm not necessarily talking about this game in particular.

  • zenpotatozenpotato Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I spent my first few days entirely focused on the TMNT mini. I was the last mafia for a number of days, and by the time this one started I gave it only the briefest thought. Once it had my attention, I was never able to really get an accurate picture going.

    One Phalla at a time for me from now on, with nice little breaks in between.

  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Braggadocio Open up the trunk, release the mech, Increase the power to the shield to protect, I never hit eject.Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    It was a fun game, but I'll admit - I got lost near the end.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    zenpotato wrote: »
    I spent my first few days entirely focused on the TMNT mini. I was the last mafia for a number of days, and by the time this one started I gave it only the briefest thought. Once it had my attention, I was never able to really get an accurate picture going.

    One Phalla at a time for me from now on, with nice little breaks in between.

    But you won! :P

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    Loose: about to slip, to release (Ex: "That knot is loose." "Loose arrows.")
  • jackisrealjackisreal Registered User
    edited February 2009
  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Daius wrote: »
    Wildcat wrote: »
    Of course, one could also argue that players have refined their 'bad guy' game to be able to fly under the radar a lot better.

    I made an entry for the rhino picture competition with "FYI I am a Rhinoceros" as an implicit reveal, but no one picked up on it. If we were flying under the radar, the radar was pretty damn high.

    I just completely read past that; it was a rhinoceros announcing "I am a rhino", so I didn't think anything of it. :|

  • Dac VinDac Vin Reimu Hakurei sat in her shrine because she was on the internet. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Darian wrote: »
    Daius wrote: »
    Wildcat wrote: »
    Of course, one could also argue that players have refined their 'bad guy' game to be able to fly under the radar a lot better.

    I made an entry for the rhino picture competition with "FYI I am a Rhinoceros" as an implicit reveal, but no one picked up on it. If we were flying under the radar, the radar was pretty damn high.

    I just completely read past that; it was a rhinoceros announcing "I am a rhino", so I didn't think anything of it. :|


    A rhino who was a spy.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    A rhino who was a spy who was a shepherd?

  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The game was missing a Rhino hunter faction.

    Someone carrying a big hunting rifle.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The worst part is that we set up a "network" the day before the game ended.

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  • Dac VinDac Vin Reimu Hakurei sat in her shrine because she was on the internet. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    warban wrote: »
    The game was missing a Rhino hunter faction.

    Someone carrying a big hunting rifle.

    I'd be honest, the dynamite was a clear reference to Tintin blowing up a rhino.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Tintin....

    really?

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  • Dac VinDac Vin Reimu Hakurei sat in her shrine because she was on the internet. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Malkor wrote: »
    Tintin....

    really?


    He was a kind of a jerkass at the time. See, the rhino was immune to his puny rifle, so he had to exact vengeance on this anomaly.

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  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I thinking more along the lines of jumamji. With the hunting of humans and all that. :P

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  • ExarchExarch Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Daius wrote: »
    Wildcat wrote: »
    Of course, one could also argue that players have refined their 'bad guy' game to be able to fly under the radar a lot better.

    I made an entry for the rhino picture competition with "FYI I am a Rhinoceros" as an implicit reveal, but no one picked up on it. If we were flying under the radar, the radar was pretty damn high.

    Blatant statements like "look guys, I'm bad" are generally not suspicious because they are meaningless. The village identifies baddies through their actions. Who they vote for and what ideas about the game mechanics they support or deny. Generally suspicious behavior like messing around, not being constructive, or being borderline inactive are still not conclusive evidence enough to vote someone out.

    You are suggesting that voting you out because you claimed to be a Rhino in a side game is fairly silly. Similar logic would have lead to B:L's death in the Pokephalla because the bad guys decided to name their group "B:L and the Evil 8".

    The village spent most of this game trying to figure out how the mechanics specifically worked so that they could form a strategy for networking and identifying the spread of the conversions. 1 kill, 1 conv is simple yes, but not obvious to the village.

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