The UEFA European Football Championship!
Poland and Ukraine host Euro 2012. The slightly less glamorous, but no less exciting brother to the FIFA World Cup is upon us. As is the case every 4 years, 16 teams gather to duke it out with one another and eventually crown a winner. The competition is as fierce as always, and superpowers Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands were all in scintillating form in the qualifiers. However, a dark cloud looms over this potentially great tournament.
Interpol have announced they are aware of a plot to scandalize the Euro 2012 tournament! They aren’t sure who is behind it, so they are asking the public to help them make this tournament live up to its potential.
This is a Phalla
game. If you haven’t played with us before and aren’t exactly sure what that entails, you should definitely read the link, and signup, using lime!
There are 25 slots, though it can run with less. This is a (reasonably) traditional village vs mafia (no factions).
As this is a Euro 2012 phalla, the mechanics are centered on the games. At the end of each day, any matches on the roster will be calculated by me using a (horribly inaccurate) algorithm I created based on “prior performances of the teams”. I will not go into depth what that means, and I will not reveal the mechanics of the algorithm, but safe to say, it is likely that teams like Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands all have good scores, whereas teams like Ukraine, Poland, and the Czech Republic may be less impressive. These results will be posted to the thread along with the narration. These games are very influenceable, by a number of means, including special powers, items, and what have you.
Currently, the games are in the group phase! Every day all the teams remaining in the tournament will play. As this is the group stage, all 16 teams will be in action, in 8 games. There are 3 days of group stage matches. 2 teams will qualify from each group, and be placed into the quarter-finals for the next day’s games. The winners of these matches will play in the semi-finals the next day, and the winners of these in the final on the last day. The game will end after Day 6. Any games played on the same day are separated into two timeslots. You may not attend two simultaneous games.
Additionally, there is money and gambling! Every player starts with $1000, and they can do whatever they like with it. Players may use their money to bet on games or buy fan paraphernalia. The items will have effects that influence the outcome of each game. The shop is public, so buys must be made in the thread. These fan shops are expected to be up and running just before the tournament begins.
You may also bet on the outcome of matches. I will post betting odds for each match, and if you are correct, you will win money - hooray! Betting (unlike buying) can be privately PMed. Bets are final! Once you fork up that money, there isn’t a refund.
Sportsbet has been selected by UEFA as the primary betting organization for Euro 2012! They will provide odds on all the games, as well as predicted group winners and qualifiers once the tournament is underway.
Lastly - The 16 referees chosen to referee the tournament have been made public. There is one referee from each nation in the tournament.
Germany - Wolfgang Stark
Netherlands - Bjorn Kuipers
Spain - Carlos Velasco Carballo
Sweden - Jonas Eriksson
Portugal - Pedro Proenca
England - Howard Webb
Denmark - Claus Bo Larsen
Croatia - Ivan Bebek
Russia - Nikolai Vladimirovich Ivanov
Italy - Nicola Rizzoli
Greece - Michael Koukoulakis
France - Stephane Lannoy
Republic of Ireland - Ian Stokes
Poland - Marcin Borski
Ukraine - Viktor Shvetsov
Czech - Pavel Kralovec
They are randomly assigned (but not to games with their nation in the same group/game).
At the end of the group stage, the players vote out 8 referees. Then four after the quarterfinal, then two after the semifinal. These referees are identical apart from their nationality. To vote, just post a list of the 8 (or 4 or 2, depending on the day), and whichever tally the most out of all villagers will be removed from the pool.
Every day the supporters can choose a person they think is probably behind the shady dealings, and put them under citizen’s arrest. Of course, football fans are not the most astute, so who knows if they’ll catch the culprits, or just someone acting a bit too belligerently because OH GOD HOW DID YOU MISS THAT REF ARE YOU BLIND? You may select your suspicious target by writing their name in bold red
. If you later find their behaviour less suspicious, you may retract in bold lime
, though this is not required if you merely wish to change your vote. Whoever receives the most votes is eliminated at the end of the day. Ties eliminate all players, but there is no trickle effect.
Voting closes at 9PM EST. Actions must also be in by 9PM EST.
Playing the Game
Players are expected to post at least twice per day, and vote every day. Consecutive absences, or 3 total will result in replacement.
Ask for clarifications in bold darkorange
. I will try to answer them best I can, but obviously some things will not be clarified. Additionally - you may PM me with specific questions, and I will respond in the same manner, unless I feel your question is of critical import to the rest of the players.
I would appreciate invitations to any proboards created for discussions.
You may not contact anonymously, role-call, post your PMs, etc. Standard phalla rules, please abide by them!
Being familiar with football or the teams may sort of
help you. But not really. At most you might think a particular result is unlikely, but that can mean anything, since the algorithm is designed to be random, so feel free to sign up even if you have no clue what any of this means!
I am aware I'm a few months early on this theme - this is supposed to be a practice run so I can see what I want to tweak before running a main during/right before the actual tournament, if people enjoy it enough.
Every day some games will be played, with times listed alongside (note: despite having different times, all games will be calculated at the end of the day)
Schedule of Games
18:00 Group A : Poland/Greece & Russia/Czech
18:00 Group B : Netherlands/Denmark & Germany/Portugal
21:00 Group C : Spain/Italy & Republic of Ireland/Croatia
21:00 Group D : France/England & Ukraine/Sweden
18:00 Group A : Greece/Czech & Poland/Russia
18:00 Group B : Denmark/Portugal & Netherlands/Germany
21:00 Group C : Spain/Republic of Ireland & Italy/Croatia
21:00 Group D : France/Ukraine & England/Sweden
18:00 Group A : Poland/Czech & Greece/Russia
18:00 Group B : Netherlands/Portugal & Germany/Denmark
21:00 Group C : Spain/Croatia & Italy/Republic of Ireland
21:00 Group D : France/Sweden & England/Ukraine
18:00 1: Winner Group A/Runner Group B
18:00 2: Winner Group B/Runner Group A
21:00 3: Winner Group C/Runner Group D
21:00 4: Winner Group D/Runner Group C
18:00 5: Winner Game 1/Winner Game 3
21:00 6: Winner Game 2/Winner Game 4
18:00 Winner Game 5/Winner Game 6
Note: its possible that the word "Eire/EIRE" comes up sometimes in the notes. That's just shorthand for Republic of Ireland that I used while making this. If you see one, point it out and I'll correct it.