huge props to mrblarney for the image
Welcome to Rome. It is currently the Fifteen hundred and twenty-second year of our Lord. And while it is glad to see your faces, my friends, it is indeed the sad tidings that have brought you here that we must discuss.
The Pope, our Holy Father and Shepherd of us all, is dead. And you, the College of Cardinals have been summoned to this blessed place, upon the bones of St. Peter himself, to choose the next Vicar of Christ.
This is the first time that such a Curia has been assembled, but with the world on the brink of what is sure to be history changing events, there could be no doubt in the minds of the Faithful, that the next Pope had the support of all his children.
We shall be adjourning into conclave shortly, my brothers. But i do wish to warn you of the rumors that have reached us here in Rome. Of heresies far and wide, of those leaving the fold of the Church to reform the world too far for us to allow. Now I have all the faith in the world that none of you have fallen prey to these depraved thoughts and outlandish scandals. But, one can never be too careful when it comes to the Antichrist. Or Lutherans.
Please, my brothers, rest yourselves, read of this pamphlet, it will give you the details of what to expect once inside the conclave. Change from your riding gear, wash your hands and feet and faces, and then when you have all assembled, we will begin.
Welcome to Phallaclave: Quest for the Papacy! This is a phalli, the forums version of the popular party game, Mafia. If you do not know what a Phalla is, please go to this page and read up on the rules.
All standard Phalla rules apply.
-No anonymous contact
-No screenshots of PMs
-No direct quoting of PMs from the host
-Dead stay Dead, if you are dead, do not speak to the living about the game
-Don’t be a dick
-Any and all proboards that are made in the process of this game require the host be invited and accepted to them.
New Rules for this game:
There are two votes! The Red vote
is to remove a person from play whom the players suspect of being a secret Lutheran. The top two
vote winners are removed.
The Mediumorchid Vote
is to elect a Pope. As with the real world, this requires achieving a 2/3 majority of the vote.
Well that should be easy, right? I mean the secondary vote almost always gets close to unanimous! But hold it! There’s more to this than what you can see. The College of the Cardinals is made up of representatives from the Five most powerful countries of this time. Or regions, would be more accurate. Each of you will belong to a country off of the following list:
Having the Pope from your home country is not only a honor, but in some cases an outright necessary benefit. It is, indeed, your goal to see that the pope is elected from your home country. Or at the very least, not the home country of an enemy.
You will not know the members of your home country. Yes, you share a common tongue, but this is Rome, the Vatican. Everybody speaks Latin. And you are Cardinals pulled from different areas of the country, you may know of each other by reputation but not by face. Finding your brethren will be imperative to succeeding in your goals. But be wary, it could be possible that some of your companions harbour secret Lutheran
feelings, or are members of the Papal Household
The alliance circlet is as follows:
: A cardinal from Italy can work with a cardinal from Spain or France, but would be hardpressed to help out a Cardinal from England or Germany.
Seeing as there is a need for alliances, or at least for some degree of concession between ‘friends’, it is not advised that you advertise yourself overmuch during conclave. After all, being the Leader of the Holy Church is a bit of a big deal, and you don’t really want to be the reason your country loses the pointiest of hats.
How is Victory achieved?
A good question! A better question will be “when do you let us out of this conclave so we can eat something other than bread and wine?” Well, that is also a very good question.
The conclave ends when a Pope is elected with 2/3 majority of the mediumorchid vote
. Who that ends up being will determine the outcome of the conclave. Should you be foolish enough to elect a reformer, then the Lutherans will win the game, and the history of the world forever rewritten. However, if you elect one of your own, then peace will continue, and the Church can move on as she has ever done, fighting Heresy and giving the blessings of the life ever after.
Vote close is at 7pm New Zealand time. What does that mean?
2am East Coast US. 11pm West Coast US. 6am GMT.
Order of Actions:
Everything --> Vote
Q: So.... the game could easily end the first day...? Interesting
A: It is entirely possible that yes, this could happen, in most cases.
Q: Do the mafia have faction country affiliations?
A: Everybody has a country affiliation.
Q: Does vote trickle?
A: Maybe...maybe not...
Q: How are ties resolved?
A: Do you really want to find out the answer to that question?
A: Please, don't be a fool. I'm not evil.
Q: Is the papel vote part of the daily activity requirement?
Q: Is there an appropriate color for retracting papel votes?
A: Eh, just go with it. Just make sure it's visible to me. Even if you just bold it.