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[Phalla] Wars: Republic (Village) Victory! Special shoutout to the SK (The Anonymous)!

AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the SpiralRegistered User regular
edited May 2012 in Critical Failures
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Phalla Wars!

Special thanks to Munkus Beaver who helped me balance this Phalla. Also, special thanks to Baidol who both provided this choose your own RNG idea and the Rule post I have ruthlessly stolen.

This is my first time running, so may the Force be with me.


"What are you saying, Senator Organa? Are you implying that the threat the Republic faces a threat greater than what Supreme Chancellor Vallorum is letting on?"

Senator Bail Organa shifted forward in his seat, staring directly into Galactic Politics Today host Grey Mattewsun's eyes to emphasize his next point.

"That, sir, is exactly what I am implying. Even now, the droid army being built on backwater worlds like Geonosis is putting the security of the Republic at risk. I would venture to say we have not really seen a threat of this magnitude since the Great Hyperspace Wars."

The Bothan host squirmed in his seat, a nervous laugh forcing itself from his mouth. "Senator, you can't be serious? A few backwater planets can't possibly threaten the stability of our Great Re....."

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"Good evening, citizenry of the Republic. You do not know me, but I am your doom. The seeds for this Republic's demise have been planted and nurtured, a task that took me nearly thirty years. I am pleased to announce that those seeds are prepared to bear the fruit of my labor."

The cloaked man pauses and looks off screen briefly before resuming his speech, as if awaiting confirmation. When he turns back to the holocam his face is stoic.

"Tonight my allies have kidnapped Yaddle, a member of the Jedi High Council and have taken her to an undisclosed location inside the lower levels of Coruscant." The hooded man’s calm demeanor is betrayed when he snarls out his next proclamation, "We pulled this feat off under the noses of your self-righteous self-declared defenders of the Galaxy, the Jedi. We have done this to prove that no one, not even the Jedi, can survive this coming storm."

A slight smirk is caught on the hooded man's face, before he continues.

"But, that is not all. My associates in the CIS have also kidnapped the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, Finis Vallorum, even though he was guarded by your vaunted Jedi Guardians. We have done this to show the entire Republic that the Jedi have failed to protect their most important politician. We have done this to show the Galaxy that the Republic is weak and corrupt. We have done this to show that the Republic will fall."

The hooded man pauses to let the gravity of the situation dawn on all those who are watching.

"But, I am a man of honor. Even now, I can sense that the Jedi are planning their rescue missions for their lost companion and their precious Galactic figurehead. So, I will give you a choice, citizenry of the tired Galactic Republic. Who do you wish released, your precious Jedi Master or your beloved Supreme Chancellor?"

The hooded man's smile betrays his stained teeth.

"You have twenty four hours to announce your decision in the Galactic Senate. But, do not try to rescue them, Jedi. If I receive one word of such an attempt, they will both die."

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Mace Windu had been watching this performance through the Jedi Council's holoviewer. How could he and his fellow Jedi missed such dark forces working in the background of the conflict out in the Outer Rim? Have the Jedi grown so weak over time that they missed all signs of the emergence of a Sith Lord? With a ragged sigh, he turned to face his fellow Jedi Masters.

"I fear that the disappearance of young Master Skywalker and this message are not unrelated. I fear that we have been deceived into complacency. We must prepare the Galaxy for war. Not with just the CIS, but also with this new Sith Master."

From across the council, Yoda added with sadness, "Begun, the Clone Wars have."


What is a Phalla?

Phalla is Penny Arcade's version of the popular party game, Mafia. Bandwagon has a great synopsis of the game in the thread bookmarked at the top of Critical Failures. But, you already knew that. The theme of this game is Star Wars during the Clone War era. If you don't know anything about Star Wars, what are you living under a rock? Besides your crushing lack of pop culture, you won't be at a disadvantage in this game. I promise. With that said, I reserve the right to deviate from canon, as the above narration shows.

This version of Phalla has a slight twist to it. In some ways, you can consider this a faction game, but I prefer the term: Dual Mafia. There is a traditional village full of the uninformed majority (the Republic forces) whose goal is to eliminate all threats to the village. However, the TWO mafias (the informed minorities) in this game can only win when they outnumber the combined forces of the village AND the second mafia.

The first mafia is the Confederacy of Independant Systems (CIS).
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The second mafia are the Sith.
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OK Assuran, dual Mafias, that's cool I guess. What about other wacky mechanics?


There aren't as many as Obi's game, but I'd like to think there are some cool mechanics in place. There are no conversions in this game. Seers and Masons can be trusted. Other than that, clarification denied. Sorry.
The Rules


!Sign up in boldlimegreen. Reserves may also sign up by posting !Reserve. As a loyal Republic citizen, you must also decide who the mysterious assailant will release was by voting in!boldcyan before the opening narration. The cyan vote has a very slight mechanic on the game besides providing me which RNG list to assign player roles. Clarifications may be asked in !bolddarkorange and will be collected in the second post. As many of you know, I work third shift EST, so I have funky hours. If I haven't answered your question during the day, it's not because I have ignored it, it is because I am asleep. I will be getting up early during this game to ensure everyone has their questions answered in plenty of time to decide on a course of action for that night. The game has a cap of 50 players and will begin Sunday May 20th, 2012 at 10:00 PM EST, with the possibility that we may delay the game a day or two to try and reach the magic number of 50 if signups are slow.

Standard phalla rules apply. This includes, but is not limited to, no copying/pasting, taking screenshots, taking pictures of and e-mailing or anything else of role PM’s. Anonymous communication with other players is forbidden. Anyone you communicate with must know exactly who you are. Speaking in code is also forbidden. One death post that contains no in-game information is allowed. Communication of any kind with dead players is forbidden. I must have access to any proboards created. You are encouraged, but not required, to add me to any PM conversations you have with other players, so I have a feel for how the game is playing out and the clarity of any explanations I give.

As a reminder, trust and truth are valuable commodities in phalla. The conversation system that replaced the old-style PM’s has changed the dynamics of private conversation somewhat. As such, if you wish to bring a new person into a conversation you are already participating in, you MUST begin a new conversation and cannot simply add them to the old one.

All players must post twice a day, including a vote post for a player to be lynched, designated in !boldred. Retraction posts can be made in !boldlimegreen , but are not required. The last !boldred vote post for a given user will be the one that is counted.

Do. Not. Edit. Vote. Posts. Period. For. Any. Reason. Fullstop. Dot.

Time-traveling posts have potential to cause some confusion. It is strongly recommended that you quote the post you are replying to. Posts that are somehow eaten by the servers will be considered to have not existed at all. You are responsible for ensuring your posts go through.

You will receive one (1) warning for inactivity before being removed and replaced. So long as replacements are available, players will be replaced, until the point of no return.

Voting for this phalla will close at 10:00pm EST. Only posts with a timestamp of before 10:00pm EST will be accepted. Special actions must be PM’ed to myself or listed on proboards by the same time. Orders put into an edited post after 10:00 pm EST on a proboard will not be accepted.

Once sign-ups are complete, the game will commence IN THIS THREAD.

Most important of all, remember this is a game and play nice with the other kids.

Unless your job is to stab them in the back.

Order of Operations:


Vote > Other Actions > Guards > Vigs

Generic Jedi Role PM:
You are _______. A dark time has fallen upon the Republic you have sworn to defend. Trust in the Force, and see that the Republic survives.

Victory Condition: You win by eliminating all threats to the Republic.

Generic Senator Role PM
You are________. Forces conspire against the Republic you are sworn to defend. Use your influence in the Senate to try and oust those traitors who hide amongst you. If you play your cards right, maybe you can be Supreme Chancellor. Who knows what power awaits then?

Victory Condition: You win by eliminating all threats to the Republic.




And please, enjoy the game.

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  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Original Player List

    1. Vagrant Winds
    2. Shiny New Toys
    3. SaberOverEasy
    4. Sportsboyjtw
    5. Mr. Mojo Risin
    6. MrTLicious
    7. Mi-Go Hunter
    8. Kime
    9. The Anonymous
    10. Slym
    11. Gaslight
    12. I needed a Name to Post
    13. Vertroue
    14. Anialos
    15. Tzeentchling
    16. Nullzone
    17. Warban
    18. AkimboLegs
    19. Baidol
    20. CapFalcon
    21. Smoove Operator
    22. ObiFett
    23. Cayrus
    24. jdarksun
    25. Gumpy
    26. Alegis
    27. Cythraul
    28. Langly
    29. JabMonkey
    30. Reg Rysk
    31. That Fella Dave
    32. The Road Virus
    33. Malkor
    34. l3lasphemer69
    35. Ketbra
    36. Greeper
    37. M.D.
    38. Brian Krakow
    39. Matev
    40. El Skid
    41. Evol
    42. Citizen
    43. Void Slayer
    44. Reteba
    45. Feckless Rogue

    Reserves
    1. Spoit
    2. JackisReal
    3. Psolms

    Night One Casualties:
    Shiny New Toys-Jedi Master Restelli Quist- Arrested by order of the Loyalty Commission
    Langly-Senator Padme Amidala of Naboo, Protector of the Senate- Killed by Assassin droids.
    Reg Rysk- Darth Sidious- Assassinated

    Day 2 results:
    Brian Krakow-Senator Banu Breemu- Arrested by order of the Loyalty Council.
    Greeper- Astaal Vilbum, Jedi Master
    -Arrested by order of the Supreme Chancellor
    l3lasphemer69-Senator Greblegreips--Assassinated
    Mi-Go Hunter-Nute Gunray, Trade Federation Minister--Assassinated.
    Cythraul-Ki-Adi Mundi, Jedi Master-Killed in an ambush
    M.D.-Agen Kolar, Jedi Master-Killed in an ambush
    CapFalcon-Tol Skarr, Sith Warrior-Defeated in combat
    That Dave Fella-Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi General-Brought down by a droid army.
    Matev-Kit Fisto, Jedi Master-Brought down by droids

    Day 3 results:
    Feckless Rogue-Komari Vasa, Sith Warrior -Arrested by order of the Loyalty Commission.
    Cayrus, Jedi Master Saesee Tiin- Arrested by order of the Supreme Chancellor.
    Smoove Operator, Po Nuda of the Hyper Communications Cartel- - Samuel L. Jackson’d

    Anialos-Mace Windu, Jedi Master-- Killed by a Bounty Hunter
    I Needed a Name to Post, Senator Bail Prestor Organa-Gutted by a Darth Maul
    Alegis, Jedi Master Aayla Secura- Assassinated.
    Warban, Darth Maul
    - Assassinated.
    Kime, Senator Tendau Bendon- - Killed in his office by multiple lightsabers.
    Gumpy- Rogwa Wodrata, Ex-Senator from Alliga- Killed by blaster bolts.

    Day 4 results:
    Void Slayer, Senator Garm Bel Iblis-arrested by the Loyalty Commission
    Vagrant Winds, Yoda, the Will of the Force
    - Struck down by the Sith
    ObiFett, Asajj Ventress, Sith Devotee
    -Killed by Jango Fett
    Tzeentchling-Jango Fett-Arrested by Order of the Supreme Chancellor
    Gaslight, Plo Koon, Jedi Master-Defeated by Droids
    Sportsboyjtw, Sora Bulq- Assassinated
    Evol, Even Piell, Jedi Master-Assassinated
    Retaba, Wat Tambor-Killed by the Sith

    Night 5 results:

    The Road Virus-Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith-Killed while resisting lawful arrest.
    JabMonkey-Senator Tanner Cadaman
    -Arrested by Order of the Supreme Chancellor and then Killed by Droids
    JDarksun-Senator Mon Mothma-Killed by the Sith and then his body was mangled by Super Battle Droids
    Vertroue- Darth Tyranus- Killed in a Duel
    El Skid- Shu Mai of the Commerce Guild-Assassinated
    Ketbra- Kadrian Sey, Fallen Jedi- Assassinated
    Revealed Info
    Gumpy- Senator Sweitt Concorkill
    Feckless Rogue- San Hill

    Day 6 results:
    SLyM- General Grievous-Killed while resisting Arrest
    AkimboLegs-Archduke Poggle the Lesser-Arrested by order of the Supreme Chancellor
    Citizen-C3PO-Blown up by an inactive battle droid shot by a Duros
    Mr. Mojo Risin-R2-D2-Destroyed by a Duros





    Clarifications:
    Question: With regards to action order, are standard mafia kills considered "other actions" or vigs?

    Answer: A vig is a vig is a vig.
    Question: Can the Chancellor position be roleblocked?

    Answer: Clarification Denied.
    Question: Do roleblocks stop all of a persons powers, or just one?

    Answer: Clarification Denied.
    Question: Can the same person be Supreme Chancellor remain in office for more than one night?

    Answer: Clarification denied.
    Question:Are there bus drivers? What happens if someone seers a player who is also targeted by a bus driver?

    Answer: Theoretically speaking, if there were busdrivers in this game and a seer attempted to seer someone who was busdriven, the seer would get the results for where he ended up, not who he was attempting to seer. With name.
    Question: Thralls?

    Answer: If seers are reliable, that means there can't be thralls.
    Question: Are death results reliable?

    Answer: Confirmation Denied.
    Are role names subject to typos?


    Yes. Word didn't tell me I misspelled strange names and I apparently can't read my own handwriting. Sorry.





    Narrations:
    Day .5: Dying as Heroes
    Day 1: Two Senators Fall
    Day 2: Cracks in the Order
    Day 3: Attack on the Seat of Power
    Day 4: Crossfire
    Day 5: Desperate Times
    Day 6: Destruction of the Droids

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  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    Coding? Is this a battle game?

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    /force choke the next poster

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  • Shiny New ToysShiny New Toys Registered User regular
    Just going to have to make sure I die in the elemental phalla before this starts

  • SaberOverEasySaberOverEasy Registered User regular
    /hide from vagrant_winds' force choke

  • sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    Heywood reporting for doody.

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  • Mr. Mojo RisinMr. Mojo Risin Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Holy crap two star wars phallas in a row? sign up

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  • MrTLiciousMrTLicious Registered User regular
    !sign

  • mi-go huntermi-go hunter Once again I'm back in the lab. Cleaning my knives, ready for stabs.Registered User regular
    I missed the first Star Wars phalla, CANNOT miss the second one.

    Haven't played a phalla before.... can a pro offer any pointers to a newbie?

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Now that the forums no longer designate edited posts, it is impossible to verify whether a vote post has been edited. Anyone caught editing a vote post will be removed from the game.

    This is no longer true

    Edit: see?

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    I missed the first Star Wars phalla, CANNOT miss the second one.

    Haven't played a phalla before.... can a pro offer any pointers to a newbie?

    Always trust kime

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  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Please don't forget to vote for who the Mysterious Assailant will release, it helps determine your role!
    Spoit wrote: »
    Coding? Is this a battle game?

    Not quite sure what you mean by battle game? There is one village and two mafias. The village wins by eliminating both mafias, the mafias win by outnumbering the combined forces of the village and the second mafia. There will be crossfire. Hopefully, it will be glorious.

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  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Now that the forums no longer designate edited posts, it is impossible to verify whether a vote post has been edited. Anyone caught editing a vote post will be removed from the game.

    This is no longer true

    Edit: see?

    Thanks, will edit this part!

  • mi-go huntermi-go hunter Once again I'm back in the lab. Cleaning my knives, ready for stabs.Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    kime wrote: »
    I missed the first Star Wars phalla, CANNOT miss the second one.

    Haven't played a phalla before.... can a pro offer any pointers to a newbie?

    Always trust kime

    Any REAL piece of advice? :P

    mi-go hunter on
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I am looking forward to watching this game.

    Mwa ha ha ha.
    Mwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HA HA HA HA HA HA

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  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    Unlimited power, etc.

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Jedi Master, of course

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    PEWPEWPEWSPACELASERS

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  • SaberOverEasySaberOverEasy Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    I missed the first Star Wars phalla, CANNOT miss the second one.

    Haven't played a phalla before.... can a pro offer any pointers to a newbie?

    Always trust kime

    Any REAL piece of advice? :P

    NEVER trust kime ;)

    Seriously though, go read through some of the older phalla games. They should give you a decent idea of what's going on. Plus, you'll get to meet some of the personalities you'll be dealing with.

    Other than that, just jump in and don't worry too much about being wrong. Good villagers are wrong a lot :)

  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Kime changed his avatar? Suspicious.

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. Registered User regular
    Star Wars Phalla 2 is the most disappointing thing since Star Wars Phalla 1.

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  • vertrouevertroue I am Female Totes Not a SithRegistered User regular
    Hells yes opportunity to be Sith AGAIN!!!

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Kime, there's no earth to see through in the middle of space.

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  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    The Force won't abandon me again...will it?!

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Let's try not to get murdered by my own sith padawan, this time!

    Also, Supreme Chancellor (edited for correct color)

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  • SaberOverEasySaberOverEasy Registered User regular
    Also, totally missed we were supposed to choose who to free. I'm always up for more Jedi, so I vote Yaddle!

  • NullzoneNullzone Registered User regular
    Oh man if this doesn't start until the 20th then I am so in

    By that point mini will have lost enough people that the rest should be manageable

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  • warbanwarban Who the Hoof do you think we are? Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    I missed the first Star Wars phalla, CANNOT miss the second one.

    Haven't played a phalla before.... can a pro offer any pointers to a newbie?

    Always trust kime

    !Signup to vote out Kime

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  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    Also Release the Yaddle!

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    or Release the Yaddle y'know, either way

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • AkimboLegsAkimboLegs Registered User regular
    signup

  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    Oh yeah, free the Yaddle dude, he seems legit.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2012
    Personally, I wouldn't have even told anyone about the fact that there are two mafia until at least the start of night 2.

    But then again, I'm an asshole.

    Also:

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    I, again, have the high ground.

    We must free Finis Vallorum. The protection of civilians comes above all, even us Jedi.

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  • mi-go huntermi-go hunter Once again I'm back in the lab. Cleaning my knives, ready for stabs.Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    kime wrote: »
    I missed the first Star Wars phalla, CANNOT miss the second one.

    Haven't played a phalla before.... can a pro offer any pointers to a newbie?

    Always trust kime

    Any REAL piece of advice? :P

    NEVER trust kime ;)

    Seriously though, go read through some of the older phalla games. They should give you a decent idea of what's going on. Plus, you'll get to meet some of the personalities you'll be dealing with.

    Other than that, just jump in and don't worry too much about being wrong. Good villagers are wrong a lot :)

    Thanks for the advice :) Here's to not dying from utter noobishness!

    Also, I vote for the Yoda lookalike (you know what I'm talking about, right?).

    mi-go hunter on
  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    But yeah, not going to have reliable access till Wednesday, so reserve

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Well, I guess I've got to keep myself busy while the Diablo 3 servers are down.

  • Shiny New ToysShiny New Toys Registered User regular
    Save the civilian finis vallorum

  • Smoove OperatorSmoove Operator Registered User regular
    Harumph

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