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Metastasis, a [mini-Phalla] - Game Over. Mafia Victory.

MrTLiciousMrTLicious Registered User regular
edited March 2012 in Critical Failures
Metastasis, a [mini-Phalla]

This is an experimental mini-Phalla for up to 30 players. I am running this game to get an idea of how powerful a particular game mechanic is in order to properly balance an upcoming main. As a result, I have little idea how this will play out. I have run some simulations to try to balance the teams but there are surely strategies and abuses I am not considering that could make the village significantly more powerful than I expect. Because I am running this Phalla to estimate power, I am going to request that you cc me on all PMs between players. This isn’t a rule, but will help me immensely, and will thereby help you if you plan on playing in my Majora’s Mask phalla. As always, also include me in any proboards created. This is a rule.

Confused? Click here for an explanation of what Phalla is, then !sign up by posting in bold lime green or some other bright color to declare you intentions. All the standard rules listed there apply here. The most important are:
  1. No communication (about this game) between living players and dead players.
  2. No using screenshots or other methods to attempt to verify information as being given by the host or other players.
  3. No speaking in code or languages unknown to all participants (apparently mods get in a huff about this).
  4. Do not add people to conversations. Proboards are a kind of exception to this rule, so recognize that if you accept an invitation to a proboard, your conversations could be shown to future entrants.
While this may not be the most newbie-friendly game, I encourage people of all experiences to join, especially if you don’t mind being a bit confused.

So what can you expect from this game? We will be following Rose, a 40-something woman battling leukemia. The cancer (mafia) will be attempting to metastasize by converting a critical mass of Rac1 proteins. Most villagers will be playing the role of white blood cells which have an unusual ability detailed below. In addition, both white blood cells and cancer cells regenerate every 3 days. At the end of every 3-day period, all dead white blood cells and cancer cells will be brought back into the game (those that die on days 3, 6, etc. will be shown to have died but will experience no down time). As a result, the roles of players eligible to be regenerated will not be revealed on death. Temporarily dead players must follow all the rules of the dead regarding communication, and must also not speak to other dead players regarding the game.

Every day you must vote in bold red for someone to be eliminated. Failure to vote will result in a mark of inactivus. It is not yet determined how many marks are required for removal/replacement, but it will not be large (maximum 2), and it will be strictly observed. Players voted out of the game are eliminated and not eligible for regeneration.

The default villager role PM is that of a white blood cell, and will not actually be sent out. It’s in the spoiler tag.
You are a: White Blood Cell

Each day, you may choose one player to attack. Barring any interference, both you and target will die if and only if that player is a cancer cell. Never fear, though, as you will regenerate on days that are multiples of 3. Your role is not revealed on death (though it is revealed if eliminated via other means).

Victory Condition Eliminate all cancer cells before it can metastasize.

Common questions and clarifications:
Q: Thralls, millers, conversions?
A: No, no, Rac1 proteins may be converted

Q: Order of actions?
A: Vote -> Disruptive actions -> White Blood Cell attacks -> Cancer Cell attacks and other active abilities -> Regeneration

Q: Any neutrals or other weird roles?
A: No neutrals. Some roles may be weird in implementation but nothing more than a retread of well established roles, barring the obvious experimental mechanic.

Q: How does the village win?
A: All cancer cells must be dead at some point in time (this can even be in the period between attacks and regeneration on mod 3 days).

Q: Is there a limit to the number of regenerations? Isn't this game going to go on forever?
A: No, and no.

Q: Will a white blood cell attacking a converted rac1 protein cell kill it?
A: Yes

Q: Will the village win if all initial cancer cells are dead regardless of rac1 conversions?
A: No.

Q: If multiple white cells attack a cancer cell do they all die?
A: Yes.

Q: Are the dead valid targets for the vote?
A: Yes.

Q: Are Rac1 proteins village-aligned?
A: At the start of the game, yes.

Q: Do cancerous RAC Proteins die forever when attacked by WBCs?
A: Yes. Cancerous Rac1 proteins die to white blood cell attacks just like any other cancerous cell. Rac1 proteins are not eligible for regeneration.

In case you did not read it above: Please include me in PMs of all conversations, especially those that discuss the use of the white blood cell mechanic. Feel free to ask any clarifying questions in bold dark orange. I may respond to questions in the inferior regular orange, but do not press your luck. Vote closes at 8:00 PM EST each day (1:00 AM GMT).



Player list:
  1. Gaslight
  2. ObiFett
  3. Capfalcon
  4. stever777
  5. SLyM
  6. I needed a name to post.
  7. Assuran
  8. sportzboytjw
  9. Cayrus Taya
  10. The Anonymous
  11. jdarksun
  12. Nirya
  13. romanqwerty
  14. Cythraul
  15. Bedlam, Rac1 Protein
  16. Langly, Cancerous cell
  17. Retaba
  18. REG Rysk
  19. kime
  20. Void Slayer, Rac1 Protein
  21. Smoove Operator, White Blood Cell
  22. SeGaTai, Cancerous Rac1 Protein
  23. JABMonkey
  24. tzeentchling
  25. Phyphor
  26. KetBra
  27. Baidol
  28. Anialos
  29. Shabooty
  30. Vertroue



Narrations:
Prologue
Chapter 1: Diagnosis
Chapter 2: Tumult
Chapter 3: Self-Destruction

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Guinea Pig #1 reporting for duty!
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  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    !sign up

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    I'm making a note here, HUGE SUCCESS

    I hope.

  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
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    for science

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    Sign me up!

    ...but first, will there be cake and/or grief counselling?

  • MrTLiciousMrTLicious Registered User regular
    Not until after the battle.
    That may be a lie.

  • NiryaNirya My name's Bo Rida and I'm here to sayRegistered User regular
    Can't wait to have the whole mafia from the last mini grudge me forever!

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    Can't wait to have the whole mafia from the last mini grudge me forever!

    The best thing is that they can kill you multiple times! Probably!

  • NiryaNirya My name's Bo Rida and I'm here to sayRegistered User regular
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Nirya wrote: »
    Can't wait to have the whole mafia from the last mini grudge me forever!

    The best thing is that they can kill you multiple times! Probably!

    I can't wait to be a white blood cell and be voted out each round.

    Actually wait. Does the vote winner die for good? I would assume so but who knows.

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  • romanqwertyromanqwerty Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Put me down for this clinical trial.

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Nirya wrote: »
    Does the vote winner die for good? I would assume so but who knows.
    MrTLicious wrote:
    Players voted out of the game are eliminated and not eligible for regeneration.

    Capfalcon on
  • NiryaNirya My name's Bo Rida and I'm here to sayRegistered User regular
    Well screw you reading is hard.

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    I'm HIV, the SK!

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    hope I don't get the placebo

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    Needle goes where!?

  • REG RyskREG Rysk Lord Rageface Rageington Registered User regular
    This seems interesting, and my finals are done! MOAR!

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Interesting...

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    Nice Osmosis Jones avatar, Void

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    Perfect timing! Sign up!

  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    I'll give it a try. So we can either vote the mafia off, or I guess the white blood cells can kill all the mafia at once? ie if all the cancer cells are killed before they can regen in 3 days, village win?

  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Can't kill me permanently for the box now!

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  • MrTLiciousMrTLicious Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    If all the cancer cells are killed before they can regen in 3 days, village win?

    Correct. If all the cancer cells are dead at any point in time, the village wins.

    Also, order of actions modified to be slightly more precise.


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  • MrTLiciousMrTLicious Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Ah, I didn't think about how this might affect the Box.

    Similar to Fight Club Phalla (I think it was that one), Phyphor, you may make your box an official thing if you'd like. Otherwise, you will need to disable it during the periods that you are temporarily dead.

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    Sign me up!

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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Wow only 5 more till max. That is kind of nuts for one day.

  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Do you still regenerate after being voted out?

    Is there a time limit if everyone keeps regenerating? Or a limit to the number of regenerations?

  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Let's break out some old-school cancer treatment with cis-platin

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Bedlam wrote: »
    Do you still regenerate after being voted out?
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Nirya wrote: »
    Does the vote winner die for good? I would assume so but who knows.
    MrTLicious wrote:
    Players voted out of the game are eliminated and not eligible for regeneration.

    Steam Overwatch: Baidol#1957
  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    MrTLicious wrote: »
    Ah, I didn't think about how this might affect the Box.

    Similar to Fight Club Phalla (I think it was that one), Phyphor, you may make your box an official thing if you'd like. Otherwise, you will need to disable it during the periods that you are temporarily dead.

    I'll do that. Easier to just keep it active. I like easy

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  • MrTLiciousMrTLicious Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Bedlam wrote: »
    Do you still regenerate after being voted out?

    Is there a time limit if everyone keeps regenerating? Or a limit to the number of regenerations?

    Sorry I didn't answer this earlier when Nirya asked. Capfalcon is right, you do not regenerate after being voted out.

    There is no limit on regenerations. While this may make it seem like the game will go on forever (as mine are wont to do), the mechanics and mafia win condition are such that they are sure to win after a relatively short period of time if not stopped. I anticipate that this shouldn't go much over 6 days, if it even reaches that. There's a reasonable probability that it will be very short, indeed.


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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    The village eats itself to death on Day 1.

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Baidol wrote: »
    The village eats itself to death on Day 1.

    Everyone eat the person below you and hope there aren't two mafias in a row!

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