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[Phalla] Last.fm 2: Game Over, Rider Victory

AriviaArivia Registered User
edited May 2010 in Critical Failures
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Someone, a cigarette in their hand, hit the play button on the old rusted boombox. Sounds of valor and rebellion blared out:

if you think I'd back down / or accept defeat / brace for the aftershock
driven to the limit / take it to the streets / give it everything you've got


"Heh," the man smiled. "Ride up, folks. We've got a long ways to go." He threw in the kickstand on his motorcycle as the cavalcade lit up the darkened space with lights and sirens.

An hour later, the man, riding at the front, held up a hand and slid to a stop. This large central plaza - tile and silver, opulence and ruin - was what they'd been looking for. He dismounted, walked over to a body on the floor, and turned it over. The robed figure, sanded faceless by squirming insects, told him all he needed to know. "Unpack, folks. We're here." He straightened up, stretching.

Behind him, two more gleaming figures of metal and leather stepped off their own bikes. Beyond them, a crowd of people clustered around an odd, low, flatbed truck. A central framework was wrapped in ropes and cloths, quickly torn away to reveal seven metal...sarcophagi?

The three men walked in silence to the center of the room, bones and relics snapping under their booted feet. One of them kneeled over a melted pile of metal, an eerie red light shining through his biker's helmet. "This is it." He stood up, then kicked the pile. It shuddered, coughed dust, then flowed - the central pylon of the plaza, a glistening spiral of silver and gold, ready to play music once more.

Which it did. It echoed the boombox: "here comes...the revolution..." and then shuddered again. Cracks spidered over the pylon, glowing an emerald green. The music stopped and then started again, screaming:

"I am the GOD OF HELLFIRE
Inside every man there lives a liar
Before their gods they cower
I will divide, I will devour"

Encircling the room, strange black masses dropped down to close the exits. Putrescent and reeking, they removed all avenues of escape. By the truck, the sarcophagi began to split open, revealing seven women in elegant garb.

As if in response, the cracks broke open further on the pylon, replacing its glory with a muddled mess of black iron. One of the cracks ran to the wall, flaring with energy, then died.

The men backed a step away, then chuckled. "You have no idea what you're up against, do you? We've got you this time!"

Someone handed the women crowns, and as they placed them on their heads, they began to sing.

--

Oh god. The music. It's back. But there's so much of it. Too much. Make it stop - make it one song again!

Welcome to last.fm 2: Mastertapes, a sequel to The Songs In My Head (also called last.fm).

A quick synopsis of the last game for those who did not play:
The mafia, a group of noises opposed to melody if not music itself, won by slaughtering the Muses, spirits responsible for a domain of music. Note that this Phalla series occurs in my head - a little meta, I'll admit, but nothing too unusual if you accept the game as a representation of my current state of mind.

This is a Phalla for 55 players. Factions and conversions are at play. You have been warned.

Sign up to play in Lime. But wait!

I will be offering a limited number of spaces in what I'm calling the Director's Cut version (or the Director's Club.) Director's Cut players do not play or affect the game in any way; instead, they gain access to my personal notes proboard and get to see the behind-the-scenes commentary, so to speak. I recommend this option for new players or people interested in running their own Phalla someday. Currently, there are three (3) spots in the Director's Club available. With a significant enough basis of reserves, I may open up more spots just so no one is bored. Feel free to sign up; if more people sign up for the Director's Club than there are spaces available, I will choose on merit, not by the first to sign up in teal. You can sign up for BOTH the Director's Club and as a regular player. I will choose the Director's Club first, then sort out the regular players who didn't get in.

1. Simonwolf, Winter As Woman died Night 5
2. Foolproof, Contractor died Night 6
3. Infidel, Snow Queen died Night 3
4. Rawkking Goodguy, Twilight Luciferia died Night 3
5. Alegis
6. Delphinidaes, Lord of the Storms died Night 4
7. Samurai6966, the Galley Slave died Night 8
8. Ringo, Lucretia died Night 3
9. Hippie, the Winterhearted died Night 6
10. Edcrab, Silver Ghost-Girl died Night 6
11. Megatin
12. The Anonymous
13. Ebfan - Dark Venus Persephone: died Night 1
14. Gumpy
15. Adventfalls - The Electric Eye: died Night 1
16. Zandracon
17. Mr. Defecation
18. The_Reflection, the Tentacles of Whorror died Night 6
19. Kime, Hopkins (Witchfinder General) died Night 4
20. Romanqwerty
21. Toxic Toys, Mother of Light died Night 6
22. MundaneSoul, Ice Titan died Night 5
23. Warban - The Pornographer's Dream: died Night 1
24. Garret Dorigan, Queen of Winter, Throned died Night 5
25. Phyphor, the Ancient Queen died Night 4
26. Malkor, Winter Wolf died Night 3
27. Simulacrum, Dead Seraphim died Night 4
28. Sepah, the Kaleidoscope God died Night 5
29. Shalmelo
30. KingMole
31. Lucedes, the Khylisti Evangelist died Night 4
32. FrostMist
33. Daius
34. Exarch, Angel Of Death died Night 3
35. Demurist, Ice Bandit died Night 3
36. The Cow King - Lord of Command (Bringer Of Hate): died Night 1
37. Zellpher, Sister Of Light died Night 3
38. Ronrab, Angelwhore died Night 3
39. Gandalf_The_Crazed's Hypherzephyrians died Night 5
40. jdarksun
41. AoR_Final, Lost Rune Of Thunder died Night 5
42. Svenska, Bride of the Crimson Sea died Night 3
43. HeavyVillain - The Zodjackyl: died Night 1
44. CoreGoon, Spawn of a Lost Creation: died Night 4
45. Vagrant_Winds, Quantumleaper died Night 3
46. Tiphareth, Assembly Rat died Night 5
47. Typhus733, Her Ghost In The Fog died Night 5
48. Burnage
49. Kay, Child of a Worthless God died Night 4
50. WilDPantha05, The Crack In Time And Space died Night 3
51. REG Rysk
52. TehSloth
53. Minor Second, the Ancient Mariner died Night 5
54. Trust, Evangeline died Night 3
55. Daniant, the Queen of Borrowed Light died Night 7

Director's Club:
WhiteWolf
Delmain
NotoriusBEN

Narrations:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Whim & Whirl

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited April 2010
    The usual phalla stuff:
    If you are dead, you may not speak to any other player, LIVING OR DEAD, about the game. One dead post is acceptable, but it should be nothing more than “Oh crap I died.” or some variant thereof.
    No anonymous contact. All PMs or messages outside of the forums must be done with full disclosure of your forum identity.
    You may not use screenshots to “prove” anything to anyone.
    You are free to create Proboards, make sure you give me access so I can examine them.
    No direct sharing of role PMs.

    Director's Cut players must not talk to anyone not in the Director's Club about the phalla while it is going on.

    Vote to lynch someone in red.
    Clarifications in orange.

    Vote close is at 11 pm EST.

    Game mechanics:

    Order of Actions: Primary actions occur first, then secondary actions, and finally tertiary actions. Special actions may occur at any time. Any given player may only make one primary, secondary, and/or tertiary action each night.

    The Whim: Each day with narration, I will post a YouTube video of a specific song. Whoever identifies the element I like the most about that song will gain some benefit. Elements can be musical or lyrical. I suggest using the minute and second as a reference. Some songs may have more than one answer; once all answers have been resolved, I will post that the song is done for the day. The winner(s) will not be revealed until narration.

    The Whirl: Each day, the pylon at the center of the room will progress down the following list of songs, generating an effect from that day's song. Effects are generally quite powerful; they can hurt or help the village and its composite factions. Unlike last.fm 1, the song of the day is not randomized, but occurs sequentially.

    Songs:
    Conjure One - Face The Music
    Porcupine Tree - Dislocated Day
    Arch Enemy - Night Falls Fast
    High On Fire - Fury Whip
    Lamb of God - Blacken The Cursed Sun
    Theatre Of Tragedy - Flickerlight
    Iced Earth - Infiltrate And Assimilate
    Light This City - The Anhedonia Epidemic
    Agalloch - This Mountain On Which You Will Die
    Ihsahn - Emancipation
    Dead Can Dance - Summoning Of The Muse

    Victory Conditions: If any group achieves its primary and secondary objectives, it has completely won. If any group achieves their primary objective but fails to achieve their secondary objective, they have a partial victory; partial victories count as losses if any group achieves a complete win. A complete win can also be achieved by a group with ONLY a primary objective; in this case they are removed from the game once they win and do not discount others' partial victories.

    The mafia has a traditional "win by majority" victory condition. Quite obviously, seeking them out prolongs your own life (or diminishes it, depending upon how you're looking at it.)

    The Queens: Each major faction possesses a figurehead known as a Queen. These Queens perform a similar role to the Muses of last.fm 1; that is, they are powerful cornerstones. Unlike last.fm 1's Muses, however, they do possess active abilities. They are still delicious, ability-adding and strengthening candy for the mafia. All Queens possess power pools (see below.)

    Power Pools: Significantly powerful roles have power pools. These characters start with a designated amount of power points (or PP), and gain a number of PP every night as a tertiary action. PP may be spent on various actions or abilties enumerated in their roles. Note that there is no cap on PP; neither does it expire.

    Static Qualities: Some roles may possess any or all of the following abilities. The definitions will also be provided in their role PMs.

    Immanence: The first ability used against you in the game is automatically roleblocked. The person roleblocked is made aware of their failure to affect you.

    Impervious: You are immune to all conversions. Your would-be converter is made aware of their failure to affect you.

    Persistence: You are guarded against the first ability that would kill you during the game. This cannot prevent you from dying to the vote. If you possess both Immanence and Persistence, Immanence triggers first. In such an occurance, your "charge" of Persistence is not wasted.

    Sourcing: All songs (from which roles and game concepts are developed) are taken from my listening history, available at http://www.last.fm/user/Arivia. No roles are generated at the artist or album level, and no roles have been generated from long narrative works (Jeff Wayne, Stuart McLean.)

    A generic villager PM would look thus:
    You are a song! You have lots of other song friends under the reign of Queen Floofle. Your friends are:

    Abilities:

    Immanence: The first ability used against you in the game is automatically roleblocked. The person roleblocked is made aware of their failure to affect you.

    Objectives:

    Primary Objective: Eliminate Queens A, B, and C and their friends.
    Secondary Objective: Eliminate the Mafia.

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    ME ME ME

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  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Confirminating

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    syndalis wrote: »
    Apple is a terrible company.
  • DelphinidaesDelphinidaes FFXIV: Delphi Kisaragi Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Play that Funky Music!

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  • samurai6966samurai6966 Registered User
    edited April 2010
    How long can I fuck with the village this time?

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    Echo wrote: »
    Yeah, some times I just want to get my farm in shape without being bothered by green explosive dildos.
  • WhiteWolfWhiteWolf Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I think... I'd like a spot on that Director's Club thing.

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    signing up for the directors cut

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  • HippieHippie Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    me me me

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Why the hell not!

    Again, nobody answer that.

    !sign up

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  • FoolproofFoolproof thats what my hearts become in that place you dare not look staring back at youRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Playing with the queen of hearts,
    knowing it ain't really smart
    The joker ain't the onlyFool(proof)
    who'll do anything for you

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  • RingoRingo Out of things to say Heartbreak HillRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    What's the worst that could happen?

    Ringo on
    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
    Edcrab's Exigency RPG
  • DelmainDelmain Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Actually, I lied, I shall un-confirminate and instead sign up for the director's cut on account of final exams next week.

    Delmain on
    syndalis wrote: »
    Apple is a terrible company.
  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited April 2010
    WhiteWolf wrote: »
    I think... I'd like a spot on that Director's Club thing.

    I forgot to mention: you can sign up as a regular player AND as a member of the DC; if you don't get into the club you'll just have to play like everyone else.

    Arivia on
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  • MegatinMegatin Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Teal Mode for me, music is scary.

    edit: In that case, backup LIME MODE.

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf there was a silence you took to mean somethingRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Confirming my spot as a bear holding a shark

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Yay music! Just got back from concert K's Choice

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVsfc36oRQY


    They think I'm crazy

    But they don't know that I like it here

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Need to give myself less free time.

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  • EbfanEbfan Wimmy Wam Wam Wozzle! Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    It has been far to long since I've played a Phalla.

    Sign up.

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  • WhiteWolfWhiteWolf Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Arivia wrote: »
    WhiteWolf wrote: »
    I think... I'd like a spot on that Director's Club thing.

    I forgot to mention: you can sign up as a regular player AND as a member of the DC; if you don't get into the club you'll just have to play like everyone else.

    That's ok, I don't think I would have signed up otherwise.

    WhiteWolf on
  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    !Edcraaaaaaaaaab

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  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ready to be useless!

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Zandracon on
  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Play that Funky Music!

    DEEEEEEEEEEEELLLPH <3

    The OP seems to lack any details of our stunning neutral victory, don't you think?

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sing up

    still funny

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    SYSOP wrote: »

    "The_Reflection has a story, that must be told"..."He is already a legend, and he ain't even old"
    "He can drink a river of blood and not burst"..."He can swallow a desert and never thirst"
  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Play that Funky Music!

    DEEEEEEEEEEEELLLPH <3

    The OP seems to lack any details of our stunning neutral victory, don't you think?

    Goooooood times.

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign up!

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  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    kime wrote: »
    Sign up!

    You're slipping, kime! Took you so long to !signup.

    What, were you eating dinner or something vital, is that it?

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  • romanqwertyromanqwerty Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign Up

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  • AriviaArivia Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Ready to be useless!

    There are no dud roles this time, by the way. No vanillagers, either.

    Arivia on
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  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    !Sign up

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  • MundaneSoulMundaneSoul fight fighter Daehan MingukRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    !sign uuuup

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  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Must (not?) SignUp!

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  • Garret DoriganGarret Dorigan Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    !Sign up

    Curse you Phalla, and your addicting creamy center...

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign up. Music!

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign Up



    whooooops

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  • simulacrumsimulacrum Call me Remi Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ready to do nothing!

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  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
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  • SepahSepah Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sign up

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    Minerva_SC wrote:
    I don't think I've ever raged as hard as I just did. The amount of stupidity was so intense I couldn't eben think of words venomous enough to insult my team mates. I was literally choking on my own rage. I can only hope they all live in the same city and die in a tragic bus accident today, or tommorow. I'll pray to whatever dark god I have to.

    ah yes another night of LoL.
  • shalmeloshalmelo sees no evil Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I believe I will.

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    kime wrote: »
    Sign up!

    You're slipping, kime! Took you so long to !signup.

    What, were you eating dinner or something vital, is that it?

    I was taking a nap.

    So there!

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