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[Phalla] Phalpha Centauri - Game Over! Transcendence Victory!

DaiusDaius Registered User
edited November 2010 in Critical Failures
Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden. He drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the Garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
The Conclave Bible – Datalinks


Earth, 2060. A small group of colonists leaves the ravages of Earth for a distant planet orbiting Alpha Centauri’s primary star. Their ship, the United Nations Star Ship Unity, carries them on their journey to a new world and a new hope for human kind. Along the way a reactor malfunction damages the Unity, precipitating a crisis between the ship’s seven most powerful leaders. As they enter the Alpha Centauri system, the crew splits into seven distinct factions, divided not by nationality but by ideology, and their vision for the new world. After the ship breaks apart, the seven leaders guide their chosen crew down to the surface of planet, seeking their destiny beneath an alien sky.

The year is now 2150, and humanity has carved a niche for itself in this inhospitable environment. Early settlement was tough; the planet Chiron, on which they landed, is home to its own ecosystem and lifeforms. A thick carpet of Xenofungus prevents farming and mobility, while terrifying horrors known as Mind Worms terrorize the populace. Their effects were best documented in Lady Deirdre Skye’s “Our Secret War”;

As the writhing, teeming mass of Mind Worms swarmed over the outer perimeter, we saw the defenders recoil in horror. "Stay calm! Use your flame guns!" shouted the commander, but to no avail. It is well known that the Mind Worm Boil uses psychic terror to paralyze its prey, and then carefully implants ravenous larvae in the brains of its still-conscious victims. Even with the best weapons, only the most disciplined troops can resist this horrific attack.

And yet, despite these hardships, the Seven Factions that broke off from the Unity on that fateful day have grown to become great powers of technology, industry, military and cultural development. These groups are;

The Lord’s Believers, a fundamentalist faction led by Sister Miriam Godwinson, Unity’s chaplain and former citizen of The Christian States of America. They believe that Chiron is their promised land, and as such are distrustful of the other factions that made planetfall alongside them.

Gaia’s Stepchildren, an environmental faction led by Lady Deirdre Skye, Unity’s hydroponics officer and former citizen of Free Scotland. A largely pacifist people, the Gaians believe in preserving the sanctity of Chiron’s local life as well as cultivating plant life from Earth.

The Morganites, an industrial faction led by CEO Nwabudike Morgan, a Namibian tycoon who funded the Unity project and escaped Earth on it in secret. Eager to seek out wealth in this new world, they control a large section of the credit market.

The Peacekeeping Forces, a diplomatic faction led by Commissioner Pravin Lal, Unity’s chief medical officer and former citizen of India. Following in the footsteps of Earth’s United Nations, they wish to open diplomatic relations with any who would comply.

The Human Hive, a totalitarian faction led by Chairman Sheng-Ji Yang, Unity’s XO and former citizen of Great China. They prize themselves on their efficiency and social structure, but many other factions resent their police state attitude.

The Spartan Federation, a militaristic faction led by Colonel Corazón Santiago, the Puerto Rican security officer of The Unity. With a belief in the doctrine of might is right, they are a force to be reckoned with on the field of battle.

The University of Planet, a scientific faction led by the Russian physicist Academician Prokhor Zakharov, chief science officer aboard The Unity. Dedicating their resources to cutting edge research, they hope to unlock the secrets of new tech.

Sadly, these factions have failed to maintain peace on this alien soil, and battles have broken out across Chiron. Humanity now fights a war on two fronts; against the inhospitable lifeforms of Planet, and against their very own nature. Shadowy forces are at work and great secrets remain hidden. Learn these secrets, crush your enemies or find strength in Unity, and you may just find a future here in Alpha Centauri...


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Welcome to Phalpha Centauri, the first main Phalla run by me, Daius. It is based on the 1999 turn based strategy game Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri. A spiritual sequel to the Civilization series of 4X games, it is in my opinion one of the best games ever made. No prior knowledge of the series is necessary to play in this game as I will be giving you all the relevant information. However, those who do know more details about the game’s background may be able to put their know how to good use.

If you do not know the rules for playing in a Phalla, they can be found here. This is not a very standard game; it is a faction game that contains various mechanics that some may find controversial, and I can’t guarantee complete balance. But hey, the fun is in the finding out, isn’t it?

This game will accommodate a maximum of 70 players, but if we fall short of that number I will probably be able to scale it down accordingly. I aim to start the game on either Sunday or Monday afternoon, depending on circumstances. Days will likely end at 2AM GMT.

If you wish to play, !Sign Up, including the name of the city on Planet’s Surface from which you operate.

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  • DaiusDaius Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Player List

    1) Crumble - Vengence
    3) Void Slayer - Memory of Earth
    4) durax - ScareCrow
    5) Phyphor - More Boreholes!
    7) NotoriusBEN - BEN ONE [strike]simulacrum - Luna[/strike]
    12) PsychoLarry1 - Bukharin's Folly
    14) enlightenedbum - Kholdan
    16) Darian - Dariusville
    19) Alegis - Sparrowville - Gaians
    20) Spoit - Credit City
    21) Sir Fabulous - Kimegreenspoit
    23) kime - Thunderdome - Aki Zeta-5
    25) REG Rysk - The OG
    26) nodgarb - Khalis Prime
    27) Teucrian - New Troy
    31) 3clipse - The Overlook
    33) Toxic Toys - The Necropolis Litharge
    34) Wildcat [strike]jdarksun[/strike] - Ordo Xenos
    35) Mortal Sky - Guri
    36) ShadowThomas - New Benin
    40) Gumpy - Metalhands
    41) jimtopia - Terra's Garden
    44) Arivia - Alpha Complex
    49) Snipersedge - Prisondor
    50) Zandracon - Ainle
    53) Malkor - How 'bout 'dem Mets?
    56) vagrant_winds


    Lost cities:

    48) lonelyahava - Nana-Haku - Hive - Obliterated
    39) Samurai6966 - Sampire de Kak'mar - Spartan - Killed by Mind Worms
    52) Stew_Stick - City17 - Peacekeeper - Killed by Mind Worms
    17) mordroth - Phobos - Mindworms - Curbstomped by Spartan Army

    30) Farangu - Sahalmla - Domai - Killed by Mindworms
    46) ronrab - Belle-de-Nuit - Peacekeepers - Killed by Mindworms
    24) Matev - AwaitingDeath - University - Found Death

    6) Akimbolegs - Azteca - Mind Worm - Planet Busted
    38) Devoutly Apathetic - Unnamed City - University - Both Spartan Army and Mindworms wanted a piece

    18) Raiden333 - North Yaraz - Isle of the Deep - Planetbustered
    9) daniant - Santa Ysabel - Pravin Lal - Devoured by Locusts
    15) Bremen - Pax Concordis - University - Killed by Spartans
    2) cjiwakura - Cyberia - Believers - Ambushed
    54) Burnage - BestDamnCity - Morganites - Killed by Copters
    47) TehSpectre - Spectronus Five - Spartan - Killed by Copters
    32) Rainfall - Lindly's Rest - Spartan - Ravaged by Locusts
    13) MaxFrost - The House of Trelindari - Peacekeeper - Faction Disbanded
    37) Sepah - Unnamed - Peacekeeper - Faction Disbanded
    45) Captain_Planet82 - Brainerd - Peacekeeper - Faction Disbanded

    51) CynicJester - Yang Knows Best - Morgan - Assassinated and Firebombed
    28) godmode - Town of York - Believer - Coptered
    42) mascara305 - Champagne - Gaian - Coptered, attacked by Worms
    22) Green - Lud - Isle of the Deep - Coptered
    29) AbysmalLynx - Rapture - Locusts of Chiron - Planetbusted
    55) Kias - Boletaria - Mindworm - Killed by Mindworms
    8) The Anonymous - Whoresville - Morganite - Faction Disbanded
    10) Capfalcon - Smashville - Morganite - Faction Disbanded
    11) Dunadan019 - Athing - Morganite - Faction Disbanded
    43) The Cow King - Kingtown - Morganite - Faction Disbanded


    Eliminations:
    The Free Drones have been Eliminated and have failed.
    The Peacekeepers have been Eliminated and have failed.
    The Morganites have been Eliminated and have failed.


    Narrations:
    Day 0
    Day 1 start
    Day 1 narration
    Day 1 extended
    Day 2
    Day 2 public vote
    Day 3
    Day 3 public vote
    Day 4
    Day 4 public vote
    Day 5
    Day 5 public vote
    Day 6

    Clarifications
    Daius wrote: »
    There are no "Conversions" in this game, as such. If there are any mechanics that remotely resemble conversions, they are nothing to be worried about.
    Daius wrote: »
    Crumble wrote: »
    Do we win if we all abstain?
    Just try to all abstain. I dare you.
    But seriously no, nothing special happens if everyone abstains
    Daius wrote: »
    Okay, from the looks of it a great deal of the player base has become confused about a certain issue and as such have not actually organised themselves, so I'm going to give everyone an extra day and this clarification to clear things up so everybody can start being proper factions again.

    There are NOT any mafia infiltrators in this game, or for that matter hostile infiltrators of any kind. No one you have been masoned with is trying to kill you. Go about your business and work together people.

    Day 1 ends in just over 25 hours. Let's hope this matter is now sorted.
    Daius wrote: »
    Burnage wrote: »
    Is there vote immunity present in this game?
    Clarification Denied
    Daius wrote: »
    Bremen wrote: »
    What circumstances cause the game to end?
    The circumstances defined in each player's win conditions.
    Daius wrote: »
    Alegis wrote: »
    which extra rights the governor will receive (and none other) once this motion is put into effect? Is it limited to proposing two motions a day?
    Why would I clarify such a thing? That would take the fun out of it.

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  • CrumbleCrumble Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Great game hopefully great phalla

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    !Sign Up

    -Prokhor Zakharov, For I Have Tasted The Fruit, Datalinks

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    Well, good morning. Welcome to the new scenario. What should we do today?
  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Have fun~

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  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Sign up! - I'll operate out of Memory of Earth

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  • duraxdurax Who watches the watchdogs? Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    What are the names of the cities on Planet's surface?

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  • DaiusDaius Registered User
    edited October 2010
    durax wrote: »
    What are the names of the cities on Planet's surface?

    Make one up. It's your city after all.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Cyberia.

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    Well, good morning. Welcome to the new scenario. What should we do today?
  • duraxdurax Who watches the watchdogs? Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    !ScareCrow

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  • CrumbleCrumble Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Vengence

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Begin with a thread of arbitrary complexity. Feed it posts, "player input". Then, take the posts, bandwagon someone and feed that back into your thread, adding a new set of posts and another bandwagon. Continue to feed your results back into the thread ad infinitum or until all the drones are dead. What do you have? Phalla

    I shall rule the glorious city of More Boreholes!

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  • AkimboLegsAkimboLegs Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Azteca

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  • simulacrumsimulacrum Call me Remi Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Luna

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    By the way, what's an Alpha Centauri?

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Vote The Anonymous errday!

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  • daniantdaniant Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Sign up to walk the beautiful tree-lined boulevards of Santa Ysabel

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh god yes!

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh, and Smashville!

    Capfalcon on
  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    a thing

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  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    It is every citizen's final duty to go into the tanks and become one with all the people.
    Bukharin's Folly

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh, hmm. It seems I need to pick a faction.

    I want to be a Spartan!

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I don't think we pick a faction, they're probably determined by PMs.

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  • MaxFrostMaxFrost Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    No, you don't pick the faction.
    !Sign Up with The House of Trelindari as my city.

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    But I know nothing about this game!

    What do I do?

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  • DaiusDaius Registered User
    edited October 2010
    Oh, hmm. It seems I need to pick a faction.

    I want to be a Spartan!

    He held his arm too stiffly, and so was thrown back repeatedly, until at last I seized his forearm and snapped it back against itself. His training suffered while the arm healed, of course, but I felt this was a lesson he must learn early, and well.

    Spartan Kel
    "Honing the Ki"

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Tradition demands it! Kholdan and I'm part of The Hive, obviously.

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    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
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  • BremenBremen Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    It's been awhile.

    Pax Concordis. Peacekeepers for a better (new) world.

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Yes, yes. Keep the peace. At least until I tech to Planet Busters!

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  • DarianDarian Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Sign up, as a resident of Dariusville

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  • DaiusDaius Registered User
    edited October 2010
    To clarify, your faction will be assigned with your role PM. Planet has been at war for decades now, so just because you're sitting pretty in Morgan Pharmatechnicals doesn't mean the forces of the Hive aren't going to be stomping through your streets.

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  • MordrothMordroth EntrepreNerd New Republic of AlbertaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    !sign up with Phobos

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh I am so in, I've been craving some phalla. Let's say my city is... North Yaraz

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    signing up from Sparrowville

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill.
    * CEO Nwabudike Morgan "The Ethics of Greed"
    Credit City

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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Sign Up. Awaiting death in mini. Tense.

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Sign up for the Phalla hat trick!

    Lud

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    The Thunderdome

    Where all lightning deities reside, of course, not a place for duels-to-the-death. I mean, that would mean my entire city would be one continuous bloodbath, and we all know I'm much too kind and gentle for that!

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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Wait! My city isn't named Tense. It's named er.... Kimegreenspoit.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    T-t-t-t-triple Phalla! Also awaiting death. If not, juggling will be fun. ^^

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I'm first :P.

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