Welcome, brave denizen of Phalla
, to your latest adventure. An adventure of life, death, and the great beyond.
This Phalla is for 49
46 players. Adjustments can be made if this number cannot be reached, but I’m hoping that after the long break there is a quorum of people chomping at the bit to play. The order deadline will be at 9 P.M. EST (2 A.M. GMT), and the first deadline will be Monday, December 5 (Tuesday, December 6)
if we have the full support within 24 hours of that time. I will not be checking this very frequently over the weekend so don’t be concerned that your signup isn’t being posted below. All the normal rules apply (see the link above) except for an exception about anonymous contact which I will be running in the afterlife (see below). The no anonymous contact rule still applies outside of this environment.
Two competing groups, angels and demons, are vying for control of the souls of the residents of Phalla. Players who are neither angels nor demons are considered “normal.” All players are playing a relatively standard game of Phalla, otherwise. The first time a normal player dies a non-vote death, they will be sent to the afterworld, where they will be greeted by the angels and demons. Both will be able to reincarnate you, and will have various perks to offer. It is up to you by whom you will be “saved,” but it is up to them which perk to grant. While the two groups are called “Angels” and “Demons,” they are not aligned with the village and mafia, respectively, and in fact to prevent this cultural bias from influencing the game, which group is which will be hidden from the rest of the townies until game close (though there’s nothing preventing each group from claiming to be one or the other). At its core, it is a game of bargaining and reputation, though you can absorb yourself in the fantastical element as you wish; there are culturally appropriate benefits and drawbacks to each faction’s perks.
Some notes about the new mechanics here – you will not know the forum names of the angels and demons in the afterlife (though they will know yours). This would make going there reveal far too much information, so the anonymous contact rule is being lifted for this portion. It will be announced if a player goes to the afterlife, but their role information will not be revealed until death. While maybe not the most thematically consistent thing, it’s the only way to prevent the mafia from getting roflstomped.
Every day, you will vote in bold red
, and the top two
vote receivers will be eliminated from the game, and will not have the opportunity to visit the afterlife and be reincarnated. Subsequently, nightly actions will occur. There is mild vote manipulation. Ties which allow more than 2 players to be considered for elimination will be responded to with a degree of absurdity matching that of the tie’s existence. There are no thralls, millers, or conversions.
That should be enough to get signups going. The afterlife process will be explained more thoroughly when (if) you get there, and of course you can ask for clarifications (in bold orange
) if you desire. If they are about the afterlife, they will likely be denied until you actually get there, but maybe you’ll think of something I’m forgetting rather than omitting.
Will there be an actual mafia? For that matter, what would the non-angel/demon win condition be, anyway?
The normal players consist of a mafia and village with the normal win conditions.
Wait, to be absolutely clear, there's no millers/thralls because we won't receive alignment on death? Is that just for angel/demon, or mafia/village as well?
After an actual death (i.e. not sent to the afterlife for reincarnation) alignment (village, mafia, angel, or demon) will be revealed (edit: truthfully).
Will everyone that dies, besides those that die to the vote, be rezzed?
Angels and demons are not sent to the afterlife and therefore cannot be resurrected.
So does that mean that we'll only learn the alignments of those that die to the vote?
You only get one shot in the afterlife, so after your second death by any method your alignment will be revealed.
When people are reincarnated, they are fully back in the game for all intents and purposes, yes?
Yes (but, again, you only get to come back once, so you're not quite like a player that has never died).
Can angels and demons die to the non-vote? What happens then?
Yes. They die with no chance to come back. If you want a thematic reason, pretend that they're watching the rest of you through inhabited bodies and if your body dies, your soul dies as well (a la The Matrix).
Will we lose access to the afterlife board after reincarnation?
Yes. Though really it won't matter because...
Will we be able to see the names (and bargains) of the other deaders?
You will know their (forum) names because the list of people sent to the afterlife that night is revealed publicly. However you will not know their role names, and normal players cannot see other players' bargains.
Do our win conditions or powers change when we make a pact?
Powers change, win conditions will not.
With two evil groups, how will we know which one Kime is on?
I know this was a joke, but let me reiterate: The demons are not evil, and choosing them is not associated with being mafia in any way.
Can the vote be blocked, redirected or otherwise manipulated in any way?
Are seer results reliable?
Does the vote trickle?
Are there other methods than the vote / second death to permanently remove people from the game?
If all mafia are in the afterlife and at least one non-mafia isn't, does that count for a village win?
What happens if everybody is in the afterlife?
Are people in the afterlife legitimate vote and/or ability targets?
What happens to the afterlife mechanic after all angels/demons die?
The angels and demons are the afterlife mechanic.
Is the game over if either the angels or demons achieve their win conditions?
Are roles revealed on true death?
Of the players who were "merely dead" on Day 2, which have been revived today?
If a player is not revived after being "merely dead," they will become eliminated after 1 day. So everyone that was merely dead after Day 1 is now revived, as they would otherwise have been announced as eliminated.
Are merely dead players able to be voted out?
Sample Villager PM:
You are: Lando
You're just a regular resident of Phalla. Get rid of the baddies, and try not to die!
Victory Condition: Eliminate all threats to Phalla
- kime, Huey (Justice)
- KetBra, Richard
- Cythraul, Jeffrey (Sacrifice)
- SLyM, Adele (Sacrifice)
- LoserForHireX, Kenneth
- The Anonymous
- REG Rysk, Mammon (Avarice)
- Void Slayer
- Capfalcon, Bridget
- corvidae, Roxie
- moleface, Barachiel (Patience)
- Flarne, Ronald
- piL, Mark
- Bedlam, Anna
- Diorinix, Belphegor (Sloth)
- Retaba, Donna (Fervor)
- CaptainPlanet82, Marcia
- Phyphor, Gabriel (Diligence)
- Alegis, Ryan (Mimic)
- Redasaur, Augustin
- I needed a name to post.
- 3clipse, Nancy
- MrBlarney, Beelzebub (Gluttony)
- Mr. Defecation, Travis
- Langly, Amon (Wrath)
- Matev, Sealtiel (Kindness)
- Moridin889, Walter
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5