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Curriculum of Shadows at [Mini]Phalla University - Day four

CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes RuleCapital WastelandRegistered User regular
edited September 2010 in Critical Failures
Curriculum of Shadows at [Mini]Phalla University
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A small group of college students found something interesting on their first day of college. When the slept, they all had the same dreams. Dreams of high adventure, mystery, and magic. And it all took place in somewhere called the Orphic Realms. And each of their dream selves, their Shadows, had their own unique name.

The native dreams were to be exotic and eccentric, it had been a long time since they had guests. And so it seemed that these students would be gifted with a unique experience during their college lives, while the native dreams would have new people to explore and adventure with.

The new arrivals were not welcomed by all, however. A few of the dreams found their machinations thrown into chaos by the arrival of these intruders. Agreeing to put aside their difference, they banded together and created false bodies to occupy while they walked in the daylit lands. Here, they would remove these interlopers from the college, for it seemed that their ability to cross between the daylit lands and the Orphic realms relied upon something intrinsic to the college itself. Even leaving the college for too long would remove their memories of the Orphic realm. After studying the interlopers, the dreams realized that these dreamers were somehow connected with their Shadows by their Shadow Name and their Day name.

And so, it was the first time a Day Name and a Shadow Name were uttered together to cast a dreamer from the Orphic realms.


What is this?
It's a Phalla. Well, a [mini]Phalla, to be more accurate. It's for 20 people.

What's a Phalla?
It's the forum version of the Mafia or Werewolf game. There's a village, a mafia, a vote, and a dream.

What's so special about this one?
Well, I'm running it. I think that's kinda nice. OH! And it's got some interesting mechanics that I think will be fun.

Mechanics? Do I look like a broken car?
Well, since I'm talking with myself, no. I don't think I do.
To answer the actual question:
There is the normal village vote that gets someone expelled by planting evidence against them.
There is a mafia.
And everyone has two names that, when spoken aloud by a Shadow in the Twisted Reflection, severs their Shadow from their self, removing all memories of the Orphic realm.

Wait, what?
When someone posts someone's Day Name and Shadow Name in the same post while the speaker has their shadow in the Twisted Reflection, the player who has both of those names is removed from the game.

Oh. What happens if you mess up?
There will be... penalties for misuse these names.

How many names can I speak?
As many as you dare.

Sign up in Lime as traditional.


Here's how each Phalla day works


DAYTIME
Each student may take one action each round. These actions are generally private. At the beginning of each day, a player gains $50 from home.

Hang out – During the day, you may choose to socialize with someone. You learn their student name, but they learn yours as well.

Shop – Spend money on fun things!
1. Medicine (Action) (Consumable) (Heal from attack) ($40)
2. Study Supplies (Consumable) (Find out two things about the other world when you research) ($30)
3. Energy Drinks (Consumable) (Take another Action) ($50)

School Clinic – If you haven’t taken any damage today, you’ll get healed of any wounds you have.

Investigate town – It's a big town. Lots of things could happen.!

Work part time – Get $40

Research – Spend some time in the library and try to figure our something about the one of the Orphic Locations.

Nighttime
Each Shadow may move to one location. This is done in !LIME once the game starts.
Each Shadow may take one action each round. These can can either be the actions of their location (for example ACTIVATE TWISTED REFLECTION) or any special actions that require them to be there. These actions are generally private.


Students Names
1. Karen C. Arnold
2. Roosevelt K. Johnson
3. Angel C. Colon
4. Adeline R. Williams
5. Jennifer M. Parker
6. Ronald R. Robb
7. John A. Flores
8. Aldo E. Decker
9. John J. Helms
10. Kathy I. Reinhard
11. Tim H. Thompson
12. Mellisa H. Hendricks
13. Christopher B. Lacombe
14. John M. Person
15. Charles M. Stone
16. Fred B. Porter
17. Keith K. Davis
18. Thelma M. Mitchell
19. Phillip T. Spruill
20. Elaine S. Graves


Players
1. Romanqwerty
2. Sky Captain (Roosevelt K. Johnson, Student) - Expelled
3. Kime
4. Dunadan019
5. Void Slayer
6. The Anonymous
7. Spoit
8. Darian (Charles M. Stone, Student) - Poisoned
9. Daius
10. Jdarksun (Mellisa H. Hendricks, Student) - Beaten to Death
11. Kias
12. Fiaryn
13. Mr. Defecation (Aldo E. Decker, Student) – Dragged into the Void Between Worlds
14. Cleonicus
15. Bratr (Thelma M. Mitchell, Student) - Expelled
16. CaptainPlanet82
17. mascara305
18. Phyphor
19. Zandracon
20. Sir Fabulous

Reserves
1. jimtopia


CLARIFICATIONS
Darian wrote: »
In the DAYTIME section, you say each player can take ONE action each night. Did you mean each day?

Each phalla night you get a night and day action.

Darian wrote: »
For shopping, are you buying an item that can be used on a later day, or an instant effect? If the former, is there a limit on how many items can be used each day?
The item can be used on a later day.
There is no limit to how many can be used or bought at one time. However, some items that require you to use an action.
Dunadan019 wrote: »
School Clinic – If you haven’t taken any damage today, you’ll get healed of any wounds you have.

what happens if you do take damage?
You get wounded.
If you are wounded, you then get dead.
Dunadan019 wrote: »
Research – Spend some time in the library and try to figure our something about the one of the Orphic Locations.

Do you need research supplies to do research?
No. If you have study supplies, you get to attempt to research two locations at once.
Is movement between locations also an action? Or do we get to move and have an action?
Movement is not an action.
If so, in which order does it occur? (move then action or action then move)

Vote -> Move -> Action

Do I have to guess at the actions for each dreamscape location?

No. You go somewhere and then spend an action to explore it. And then something fun happens.
bratr wrote: »
Does the Mafia start out knowing everyone's Shadow names?

No.
bratr wrote: »
Are there other methods to deal damage or only through uttering someones Shadow name?

If someone knows your Day name and your Shadow name and utters them in the Twisted Reflection, you aren't wounded. You die. So, yes. There are other ways to get wounded.

Day 1 Intro Narration
Night 1: Under Siege

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Goblin Market - Filled with goblins and imps, they'll trade you trinkets for pure emotions.
    Fiaryn
    mascara305
    CaptainPlanet82
    Kias

    The Twisted Reflection - A blackened version of the Daylit world, this place is where one goes to attempt to affect Earth. If you are trying to use someone's names against them, this is the place where you need to be.
    Spoit
    Phyphor

    The Endless Library - A draconic librarian keeps a watchful eye over all who attempt to use his books to research true names.
    Kime
    VoidSlayer
    The Anonymous
    Cleonicus
    Dunadan019

    The Orphic Forest - The raw emotions dreams are made of can be found within this dark wood.
    Sir Fabulous
    Daius
    RomanQwerty

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  • SkyCaptainSkyCaptain Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    First!

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So, I'm gonna get totally confused, but !sign up.

    yay!

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    sure

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  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Sounds like it has lots of hidden rules! That's great!

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I am a Shadow...the true self...

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Sure, Why not?

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    In the DAYTIME section, you say each player can take ONE action each night. Did you mean each day?

    Also sign up since the mafia in Cake v. Pie are a bunch of meanie-pants and killed me.


    edit: For shopping, are you buying an item that can be used on a later day, or an instant effect? If the former, is there a limit on how many items can be used each day?

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  • DaiusDaius Registered User
    edited August 2010
    !This time will be different

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  • KiasKias Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Sign up!

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    !Sign up

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    sounds interesting

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    CLARIFICATIONS
    Darian wrote: »
    In the DAYTIME section, you say each player can take ONE action each night. Did you mean each day?

    Each phalla night, you get a night and day action.

    Darian wrote: »
    For shopping, are you buying an item that can be used on a later day, or an instant effect? If the former, is there a limit on how many items can be used each day?
    The item can be used on a later day.
    There is no limit to how many can be used or bought at one time. However, some items that require you to use an action.

    Health goes from Fine -> Wounded -> Dead

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  • CleonicusCleonicus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    !sign-up

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    School Clinic – If you haven’t taken any damage today, you’ll get healed of any wounds you have.

    what happens if you do take damage?
    Research – Spend some time in the library and try to figure our something about the one of the Orphic Locations.

    Do you need research supplies to do research?
    3. Energy Drinks (Take another Action) ($60)

    does drinking this count as an action?

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    School Clinic – If you haven’t taken any damage today, you’ll get healed of any wounds you have.

    what happens if you do take damage?

    You get wounded.
    If you are wounded, you then get dead.

    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    Research – Spend some time in the library and try to figure our something about the one of the Orphic Locations.

    Do you need research supplies to do research?

    No. If you have study supplies, you get to attempt to research two locations at once.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Sounds like study supplies double the effectiveness of researching.

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Darian wrote: »
    Sounds like study supplies double the effectiveness of researching.

    but researching costs 0 and takes 1 day

    vs buying study supplies and doing 2 in 2 days.

    so its spending 40 bucks to get nothing?

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  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    School Clinic – If you haven’t taken any damage today, you’ll get healed of any wounds you have.

    what happens if you do take damage?

    You get wounded.
    If you are wounded, you then get dead.

    so if you go to the clinic at normal and get attacked, you don't get healed?

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Well, you can buy multiple things when you spend one action to go shopping, so it could save time.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    But if you also bought an energy drink at the same time, you'd gain an extra action. Don't see any limit on how many things you can buy at once.

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    School Clinic – If you haven’t taken any damage today, you’ll get healed of any wounds you have.

    what happens if you do take damage?

    You get wounded.
    If you are wounded, you then get dead.

    so if you go to the clinic at normal and get attacked, you don't get healed?

    Yes. If you are attacked while at the clinic, you do not get healed.
    If you are wounded, and attacked at the clinic, you die, barring some other means of healing yourself.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Dunadan019 wrote: »
    Darian wrote: »
    Sounds like study supplies double the effectiveness of researching.

    but researching costs 0 and takes 1 day

    vs buying study supplies and doing 2 in 2 days.

    so its spending 40 bucks to get nothing?

    Are Study Supplies expended, is the question.

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  • bratrbratr Registered User
    edited August 2010
    utterly confused, sign up

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  • CaptainPlanet82CaptainPlanet82 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    !signup

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  • mascara305mascara305 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    !signup This is my first game....

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    mascara305 wrote: »
    !signup This is my first game....

    Brave soul...

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  • CaptainPlanet82CaptainPlanet82 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    must be. looks like high heels on train tracks too.

    Is movement between locations also an action? Or do we get to move and have an action?

    If so, in which order does it occur? (move then action or action then move)

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    You move in the thread in lime. And you get an action.

    Vote -> Move -> Action

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Oh, hey. A phalla

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Are study supplies expended when research is done, or are they treated as "equipment" of a sort?

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Are study supplies expended when research is done, or are they treated as "equipment" of a sort?

    They are consumed.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Two slots left.

    This is truly truly truly outrageous.

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Who wants to join my club. It's a sort of special extracurricular activity department thingy~

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Thou art I

    And I am thou

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  • romanqwertyromanqwerty Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Can we get more information on what the "actions of each night-time location" are?

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Who wants to join my club. It's a sort of special extracurricular activity department thingy~
    Not required: actual handguns.

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Can we get more information on what the "actions of each night-time location" are?

    I anticipate a clarification denied - that seems to be what the research is for.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I think that's what research is for.

    Edit: DARIAAAAAN

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Can we get more information on what the "actions of each night-time location" are?

    Yes, you can get more information about what each night time location does.

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