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[Phalla Effect: Revelation] - Into The Night - GAME OVER: mafia victory

Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in Critical Failures
Ah yes, a "Phalla".

Phalla Effect: Revelation

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"About a year ago we got word that the expedition on Xavian had struck the mother lode. They found something in the ruins, some kind of alien technology that supposedly predated even the Protheans. There were rumors of an incident on Xavian, a couple of scientists going crazy or something, but the details were never released. According to the official story there was just an unfortunate "mining accident".

In any case, the Xavian base was deemed too insecure, so the artifacts were promptly moved to Meridian. Security around the project was extremely high; even the identities of the researchers were kept secret. I suspect that what they were doing wasn't strictly legal. I mean, assuming they knew what they were doing in the first place. Somehow I doubt that, given what happened later. Or maybe they were, I don't know the word, indoctrinated much earlier than I think.

All I know for certain is, they plugged that thing in, and all hell broke loose."

The Basics:
Wait, what's a Phalla?
Phalla is the Penny Arcade version of the party game Mafia. You can learn the basics here.

So what's this game about?
It's based on the video game Mass Effect and, very loosely, on the novel Mass Effect: Revelation. This Phalla takes place before the events in Mass Effect 1. The players are the surviving personnel on Meridian, a corporate research & development starbase under some kind of terrorist attack.

Spoilers?
I use factions, character classes etc from both Mass Effect games, but I've taken enough liberties that any spoilery stuff will be very minor. I recommend that players avoid major plot spoilers in the thread (or use spoiler tags and mark them as real spoilers), especially about Mass Effect 2 as there are still plenty of people who haven't played it.

Rules
This will be a fairly traditional Phalla, although I try to give most players something to do. The usual red vote is considered an abstraction of combat on the self-destructing, chaotic starbase. It may have adverse effects even on players who don't get the highest number of votes.

There will also be differently colored votes.

There are no conversions in this game, but those who played in my previous games (Phallastar Phallactica and the French Revolution) know that I tend to introduce roles like millers and thralls that can potentially disrupt attempts at making a 100% secure village network. You've been warned.

Standard Phalla rules apply. No quoting role PMs or any PM from the host. No anonymous communication between players. No communication about the game between living and dead players. Please invite me to any proboards you create.

More detailed rules will be posted when the game starts.

Inactivity
If you don't have time to play, don't sign up. If you need to stop playing, let me know so I can replace you. At the bare minimum, you're required to make a red vote each day.

Vote closes at 01:00 EEST (22:00 GMT, I think).

Health, Damage and Voting Rules:
Health and Damage

All players start with the same amount of health (100). Health can be lost to attacks or damage from the vote. Health can be restored by using medigel, or regenerated automatically if you possess a Medical Interface upgrade. Krogan players naturally regenerate 20% of their health each day.

Damage can be mitigated slightly by upgraded armor (which reduces incoming damage by a %), or shields (which essentially work as a small additional health pool that regenerates to full each day). This mitigation affects even the damage from the red vote.

Biotic and tech shields can be upgraded to up to 45 points strength.
Armor can go up to 30% damage reduction.

Each player's current health is displayed in the player list in the second post.


How the red vote works

The red vote is an abstraction of the open violence that takes place when the survivors on Meridian Station fight for their lives and for control over the starbase.

The player with the highest number of red votes takes 100 points of damage. In addition, another 150 points is distributed among all vote-getters, proportional to the relative number of votes. Example vote:
Vote counts:
Player A: 26 (41%)
Player B: 22 (35%)
Player C: 10 (16%)
Player D: 5 (8%)

Player A takes 100 + (0.41 * 150) = 162 damage. Player B takes 53, C takes 24, D takes 12 damage.

This should make the village vote somewhat more powerful than usual. In theory.

Voting for yourself in red means you commit suicide.


The Green Vote

Each day, players may opt to cast a vote in lime, in addition to the red vote. The green vote approximates things like first aid, providing cover, etc. In other words, you actively try to keep that player alive. This is the opposite of the red vote, but only half as powerful. The player with the highest number of green votes is protected from 50 points of damage (including damage from the red vote), and another 75 points of damage protection is distributed among all vote-getters proportional to the relative number of green votes.

You cannot green vote yourself.

The vote mechanics may change as the number of surviving players decreases.

Items
Players may find items that upgrade or modify their abilities. These items are distributed randomly regardless of faction. If a player with upgrades is killed, the upgrades are destroyed.

Clarifications:
Shield and Armor are passive abilities

Upgrades are randomly distributed items.



All offensive and defensive abilities stack with each other, unless the ability description specifically states otherwise.

All offensive and defensive abilities (other than the votes) are anonymous, but there may be special abilities that allow players to learn what happened.

You can use your defensive abilities on yourself. And offensive too I guess, if you're feeling a bit crazy.

There's no need to Retract a vote. Just cast a new vote. If you really want to point out that you're retracting a vote (for other players' benefit), use any color you like that isn't lime or red.

TehSloth wrote: »
Order of actions: Where does health recovery fit into damage?


Damage is resolved as follows

1. Special abilities that amplify or mitigate incoming damage by a % are resolved first.
2. Special abilities that reduce incoming damage by a flat amount are resolved.
3. Shields are depleted
4. Armor is applied
5. Damage is subtracted from health
6. Health recovery effects are applied if the player remains alive.

AoR_Final wrote: »
Oh, and are we allowed to give items to other players?

Only if the item description specifically allows it.
Marikir wrote: »
When you say regenerate, for example Krogan regenerating 20%, is that 20% of current health or 20% of total health?

20% of maximum health.
Burnage wrote: »
Suicide voting. Treated as a standard red vote, or instant kill?

Instant kill, if the vote is still in place when the day ends.
Bliss 101 wrote: »

The the vote is tied, the player with fewer votes of the opposite color is considered #1.

If the votes are still tied after counting the opposite votes, something unexpected (and terrifying) may happen.
Alegis wrote: »
Does the green vote only mitigate redvote damage or also damage from other sources?

The green vote gives protection against any damage. Conversely, all damage mitigation effects are effective against the the red vote.

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  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Narrations:

    Day 1 - The Battle Begins
    Day 2 - The Dunadan Incident
    Day 3 - Troubling Evidence
    Day 4 - Blood Everywhere
    Day 5 - They Are Legion
    Day 6 - Hanging By A Thread
    Day 7 - What the Hell was That?
    Day 8 - The Demon of the Night Winds
    Day 9 - The Indoctrinated
    Day 10 - Every Fiber Of My Being
    Into the Night - Game Over (mafia wins)

    Player list (sorted by race, then by name)

    Name - Race - Health
    ========================
    simulacrum - Asari - 97
    Alegis - Human - 100
    coutts - Human - 70
    KingMole - Human - 75
    SSGN727 - Human - 65
    warban - Human - 100
    Garret Dorigan - Krogan - 100
    Marikir - Turian - 100



    The dead:

    Day 1:

    Dunadan019 - Salarian Infiltrator - Hunted down by a mob, thrown around by biotics, torn apart, remains scattered all over the station
    Burnage - Human Engineer - Shot himself

    AoR_Final - Turian Spectre, Infiltrator - Shot by multiple attackers
    Hippie - Human Sentinel - Murdered by professional hitmen
    Winky - Krogan Soldier - Murdered by professional hitmen
    NotoriusBEN - Asari Engineer - Killed by Meridian security robots


    Day 2:
    adventfalls - Guiding Hand Mercenary, Vanguard - assassinated by professionals
    Jaenther - Cerberus Agent, Infiltrator - Killed by snipers and Meridian security robots
    Demurist - Human Infiltrator - Shot himself before the mob caught him
    Jdarksun - Human Soldier - Killed by Meridian security robots
    Lonelyahava - Human Adept - Killed by powerful biotic attack
    REG Rysk - Krogan Vanguard - Shot by several different parties
    Toxic Toys - Krogan Sentinel - Killed by Meridian security robots


    Day 3:
    FunkyWaltDogg - Council Agent, Turian Infiltrator - killed by Meridian security robots
    Gumpy - Salarian Engineer - killed by the rampaging mob
    Mr. Defecation - Human Soldier - killed by Meridian security robots
    romanqwerty - Asari Sentinel - killed by Meridian security robots
    Varcayn - Human Soldier - killed by Meridian security robots
    Lucedes - Human Infiltrator - shot by several different parties
    Oats - Turian Soldier - assassinated by professionals
    Shanic - Krogan Scientist - assassinated by professionals
    KrataLightblade - Krogan Engineer - claimed by Inactivus


    Day 4:
    Samurai6966 - Guiding Hand Mercenary, Krogan Soldier - shot by multiple parties
    Kay - Cerberus Agent, Human Sentinel - killed by Meridian security robots
    Sepah - Council Agent, Salarian Sentinel - killed by Meridian security robots
    Robos A Go Go - Human Information Security Consultant - killed by a powerful biotic attack
    The_Reflection - Salarian Engineer - killed by the mob
    vagrant_winds - Human Engineer - killed by Meridian security robots
    pigeonking - Salarian Scientist - killed by Meridian security robots
    CoreGoon - Asari Adept - Assassinated by professionals

    crimsoncoyote - Krogan Soldier - disappeared (withdrew, no reserves)

    Day 5:
    Zandracon - Indoctrinated Researcher, Salarian Engineer - killed by the mob
    Maximus - Guiding Hand Mercenary, Turian Soldier - claimed by Inactivus

    Ardor - Cerberus Agent, Human Adept - killed by Meridian security robots
    Delmain - Cerberus Agent, Human Infiltrator - killed by Meridian security robots

    The_Anonymous - Asari Matriarch - shot by multiple parties
    FrostMist - Turian Engineer - claimed by Inactivus before he could shoot himself
    Delphinidaes - Human Sentinel - killed by Meridian security robots
    LoserForHireX - Human Scientist - claimed by Inactivus
    Malkor - Asari Adept - assassinated by professionals
    Romantic Undead - Turian Soldier - killed by a powerful biotic attack


    Day 6:

    Arasaki - Guiding Hand mercenary, Human Adept - assassinated by professionals
    BertezBertez - Guiding Hand mercenary, Salarian Infiltrator - claimed by Inactivus

    kime - Salarian Scientist - killed by Meridian security robots
    WhiteWolf - Human Adept - shot by several different parties
    JaysonFour - Human Infiltrator - claimed by Inactivus


    Day 7:
    Phyphor - Guiding Hand mercenary, Human Sentinel - killed by the mob
    Inomine - Guiding Hand mercenary, Human Sentinel - assassinated by professionals

    simonwolf - Asari Ardat-Yakshi - killed by Meridian security robots

    Fiaryn - Turian Engineer - killed by a powerful biotic attack
    Megatin - Turian Vanguard - killed by a grenade
    TheMadjai - Asari Infiltrator - shot with a shotgun

    *Shamus - Human Soldier - claimed by Inactivus (added later in the day)

    Day 8:
    Edcrab - Indoctrinated Research Team Leader, Human Adept - assassinated by professionals
    TheLawinator - Indoctrinated Researcher, Human Engineer - killed by the mob

    Notch - Meridian Chief Security Officer, Salarian - killed by Meridian security robots
    Tiphareth - Salarian Sentinel - killed by Meridian security robots


    Day 9
    OptimusZed - Indoctrinated Researcher, Turian Sentinel - killed by several grenades
    TehSloth - Indoctrinated Researcher, Asari Scientist - assassinated by professionals

    MundaneSoul - Asari Spectre - killed by Meridian security robots

    Egos - Human Vanguard - killed by Meridian security robots
    Exarch - Krogan Vanguard - killed by the mob


    Reserves:
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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    !Sign Up to hate on Asari as the worst thing in Mass Effect

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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hooray!! I'm #1

    EDIT: NOOOOOOOOO

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    edited April 2010
    !sign me the hell up please

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    edited April 2010
    So in

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Hooray!! I'm #1

    EDIT: NOOOOOOOOO

    I drink your tears. I drink them up

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  • SpectrumSpectrum Super High-School Level ??? Hope's Peak AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Man, I'd lime Fiaryn's post but he already saved the trouble.

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    edited April 2010
    Spectrum wrote: »
    Man, I'd lime Fiaryn's post but he already saved the trouble.

    This is because I am always right. The rightest.

    It must be acknowledged.

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    !Sign Up

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  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am Commander Shephard, and this is my favorite Phalla on Penny-Arcade.

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm going to recruit more people before I embark on this dangerous mission

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    edited April 2010
    !Sign up

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    !Sign up, please.

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    edited April 2010
    dibs on being a reaper

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    edited April 2010
    Totally hoping to be a Quarian Infiltrator

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Burnage wrote: »
    Totally hoping to be a Quarian Infiltrator

    Cue death by Space AIDS

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  • ShanicShanic Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Clearly novels of text for this phalla will be a mandate. It is a Bioware-based phalla, after all.

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am Commander Shephard, and this is my favorite Phalla on Penny-Arcade.

    I am Nurse Joy and this is my favorite pokemon center in the phalla region on Penny-Arcade.

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
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    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Burnage wrote: »
    Totally hoping to be a Quarian Infiltrator

    Cue death by Space AIDS

    This is basically how I want to die.

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    I've had enough of your snide insinuations.

    [/facepunch]

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    I enjoy committing genocide.

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    Soooo, when do I get my mafia role PM?

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    Yes, please!

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    !Never played Mass Effect before

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    !Indoctrination

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  • CoreGoonCoreGoon Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Indeed.
    Bliss 101 wrote: »
    Vote closes at 01:00 EET

    <3 <3 <3

    As far as I'm aware I'm currently operating by EET (GMT+2) which means it will not hinder my sleep. <3

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    Snape kills Serin is Shepard's father.

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