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[mini-phalla] Trouble aboard the SS Phallatomic! - Village and Langly Victory

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edited February 2013 in Critical Failures
Warp drives are a wonderful thing. A mere 700 years after their invention, humanity has spread across 20% of the galaxy. This is an era of unprecedented progress and innovation, and the human race has only just begun to leave their mark on the universe.
But these are turbulent times.
The Regent is on his deathbed, and the Lords of the Galactic Parliament are deeply divided on choosing a successor. Hoping to capitalize on that, the Separatist rebellion has rallied its forces and begun causing chaos. Backed by greedy corporations looking to turn a profit, these anarchists are seeking to kick the Regency out of as many systems as possible to establish their own individualist ‘free state’.
Of course, rebellion isn’t the only threat facing the Regency.
While most alien life forms that have been discovered are simple and relatively non-threatening, there are... exceptions. Strange aliens with impossible biology and unknown motivations have been detected roaming the outskirts of human civilization. Contact has been attempted, but their intent remains unclear.
Just outside of colonized space, a strange anomaly has been detected. The Lords of the Outer Systems, with backing from the Royal Marines, have sent a newly commissioned research ship with a veteran crew to investigate. What bizarre phenomenon could be waiting for them?
This is the tale of the SS Phallatomic.


What the heck?

This is a Phalla, Penny Arcade Forums version of the party game Mafia.
This phalla takes place aboard the SS Phallatomic, a research ship sent to investigate an unexplored area of space where a strange anomaly has been detected.
This is a setting from my own imagination. I hope you like it!

This sounds interesting! May I please know more?

The setup is Village vs. Mafia, but...
This isn’t what I would consider a typical phalla. There is an HP system, Inventory, Map, etc.
Details on how these work can be found below.
Each player takes on the role of one of the crew of the SS Phallatomic as it encounters the anomaly.

General rules of Phalla can be found here.

Each day, you must vote for one player to be killed. Votes must be placed in Bold Red. The winner of this vote will be beamed into the reactor core, destroying them.
Tie votes are bad. Bad things happen when you try to target 2 separate entities at the same time with a transporter beam.

In addition, everyone should make at least two non-vote posts each day. Failure to vote or contribute will lead to warning and replacement.

Vote close is 11:00 PM Mountain Time(1:00AM Eastern Time). All votes and actions at 10:59 PM Mountain Time and before will be counted, while any submitted after will not.

Do not directly quote anything from PMs with me, or share screenshots of them. Paraphrasing is ok.

Do not anonymously contact anyone.

When you die you may make one ghost post which cannot contain any game related information. After that please do not discuss the game with anyone still alive.

Are there any special mechanics I should know about?

Oh my, yes!
In addition to voting, every player may do each of the following every day:
Move
Interact with a subsystem OR Attack another player
Use abilities(if the role has any)

Moving:
You may move to a new location, following the lines on the map.

Interacting:
You may interact with a subsystem that is in your location. When entering a location for the first time, you will be told what interactions are available to you.
Some interactions will be revealed in the narration, but the player performing them will not.

Attacking:
You may attempt to attack a player in your location. If the player you chose to try and attack is in a different location, you will hit another player in your location instead, chosen randomly.
When making the attack, be sure to tell me what weapon you are using, if you have more than one.
Your attack will deal the amount of damage listed on your weapon.
If your attack kills someone, you will be given any weapons they were carrying. If more than one player is involved in the kill, the loot will be distributed randomly.

Abilities:
You may use any abilities you may posess, as described in your role PM.

Will we know who is in each location? How about who shot me?

You will not be informed of who is in each location. The total number of players in each location will be revealed in the narration.
The emergency lighting is too dim for you to know who attacked you, you will only be told the type(s) of damage(gunfire, explosives, environmental) that you take and your current health.

You mentioned something about a map of the ship?

I sure did!

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Locations are underlined.
The asterisks show what subsystems are available in each location.
Allowed movements are shown by the green arrows.

That's all very nice, but what if I have a question?

Ask for clarifications in Bold DarkOrange. You may PM me with clarification requests, or post them directly in the thread. If you have questions about your role please send me a PM.

What should I do if I wanted to contact someone privately?

Make sure you invite me and make me an admin of any proboards you might form.
Please add me to all PMs related to this game.
Do not add other players to existing PM conversations.

Anything else I should know?

This is somewhat complex and experimental, so I'm making no promises about balance.
Special thanks to @ObiFett for some feedback on the mechanics.

Order of actions:
Defensive->Offensive/Damage->Misc->Informative->Vote->Movement

The vote does not trickle.

If there are multiple conflicting interactions to a subsystem, they will be resolved as follows:
Activations->Repairs->Sabotages

For storytelling reasons only, each day will take place over one hour in the narration.

Can I get a sample role?
Sure!
You are a (role name) aboard the SS Phallatomic, a newly commissioned research ship sent to investigate a spacetime anomaly that was detected in unexplored space.
Unfortunately, something went wrong. The Captain is dead, and there are reports that some of the crew are acting odd.

Abilities:
Maybe you have a cool ability?

Able to access advanced functions of:
Maybe you get to do cool things with certain subsystems?

Weapons:
Your starting weapon would be listed here.. Deals (?) damage to a single target.

Armor:
A description of your armor would be listed here. You start with (?) hit points.

Victory Condition: Eliminate all threats to the crew of the SS Phallatomic.

I'm so down for this, how do I sign up?

Please make a post in Bold Limegreen to sign up. If you would like to sign up for the reserve list, please indicate it in your post.
When you sign up please make up a name for your character and send it to me via PM. I strongly suggest that you don't make it something that could be used to identify you.
This phalla is designed for 30 players.

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    edited February 2013
    Player List:


    3.Capfalcon
    5.BertezBertezZombie Hero
    6.Kilnaga
    8.BradicusMaximus

    11.GrimmyTOA

    13.OminousLozenge
    16.blahmcblahCesareB
    23.SeGaTai


    28.Baidol


    Reserve
    1. stever777
    2. Kaplar

    The Dead:
    20.Gandalf_the_Crazed
    7.Mill

    14.kime
    10.jdarksun
    15.Iron Weasel

    19.Bliss 101
    22.Retaba
    25.Infidel
    18.Malkor

    4.Anialos
    17.Megafrost
    27.TheRoadVirus

    2.The Anonymous
    12.Invictus
    26.M.D.
    30.AssuranSLyM

    1.enlightenedbum
    9.MegaMek
    24.MikeyCTS
    29.Heffling


    The Victorious:
    21.Langly

    Clarifications:
    I did not make this clear anywhere, but the 'available interactions' in your status PM can have two marks preceding them.
    Those marked with a dash (-) are available to anyone.
    Those marked with an asterisk (*) are considered advanced functions.


    Narrations:
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Day 3
    Day 4
    Day 5
    Day 6

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    signup

    Last time I was on one of these ships some crazy bastard crashed another one into the one I was commanding...

    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
    Warren 2020
  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    A luxury cruise?

    Seems like the perfect place for mutual killing, upupupupu~

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    A luxury cruise?

    Seems like the perfect place for mutual killing, upupupupu~

    How have you not made a DR mini? I feel like it's doable, though would require some rules tweaking.

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    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
    Warren 2020
  • stever777stever777 AFK most Saturdays Registered User regular
    Reserve up

    I have bunches going on, which is why I was so lame in the other 2 phallas, but, if called on, I can crash a ship into another.

    Hosting Android: Netrunner - Thread 2: The Revenge

    The Black Hole of Cygnus X-1
  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    First things first:Bedlam

  • AnialosAnialos Collies are love, Collies are life! Shadowbrook ColliesRegistered User regular
    Ahoy, matey!

    "there's sin enough without treating love like a sin"
  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    ah crap

    I can't sign up

    lame

    because this one will be pretty awesome

  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    ObiFett wrote: »
    ah crap

    I can't sign up

    lame

    because this one will be pretty awesome

    As long as this one doesn't completely bomb, there will be more!

    kime
  • BertezBertezBertezBertez Registered User regular
    Is this FTL the Phalla.

    Because if so YES

    ...but I would say that

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  • KilnagaKilnaga Registered User regular
    Oh dear god, spaceship phalla! D:

    † We don't have to be mean. 'Cause, remember: no matter where you go... there you are.†
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  • MillMill Registered User regular
    I was forced to retire, so I'm up for a luxury cruise! Don't worry I have experience when it comes to killings anonymously!

  • The AnonymousThe Anonymous Uh, uh, uhhhhhh... Uh, uh.Registered User regular
    A luxury cruise?

    Seems like the perfect place for mutual killing, upupupupu~

    How have you not made a DR mini? I feel like it's doable, though would require some rules tweaking.
    I may have a few ideas. ;)

  • BradicusMaximusBradicusMaximus Pssssssssyyyyyyyy duckRegistered User regular
    So long as I don't have to be the one wearing the red shirt :rotate:

  • MegaMekMegaMek Girls like girls. Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    I, on the other hand, will wear my red shirt with pride.

    MegaMek on
    I think you're a joke, but I don't find you very funny.
  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    FTL the phalla can only end in gloriously ignominious death for all.

    sign up

  • InvictusInvictus Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Sign up! Though I don't guarantee the ridiculous level of involvement as I had in phallona.

    Invictus on
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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    Beaming things into the reactor doesn't sound very good for the reactor. Couldn't we beam them into space instead?



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    kime
  • OminousLozengeOminousLozenge Registered User regular
    Rotating hyperspace dongleflux!

    Sometimes I have ideas for things.
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular

    Why yes, this does look awesome

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    I was out of action for a few weeks, but this seems like a good place to get back into the swing of things.

    Sign Up

    Currently Playing:
    The Division, Warframe (XB1)
    GT: Tanith 6227
  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    Also, if you need help coming up with a space person name, here are some classic standbys

    Currently Playing:
    The Division, Warframe (XB1)
    GT: Tanith 6227
  • blahmcblahblahmcblah I never drink... wine. Registered User regular
    I'm going to be very busy this weekend, but I can't resist. !signup

  • MegafrostMegafrost Leader of the Decepticons Registered User regular
    Cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war!

  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    38thDoe wrote: »
    Beaming things into the reactor doesn't sound very good for the reactor. Couldn't we beam them into space instead?

    It's a big matter-antimatter reactor.
    A little extra on the matter side of that reaction is "within tolerance".

  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    Comeback signup. You'll never be able to keep me down, you won't even be able to contain me.

    Malkor on
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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    premium wrote: »
    38thDoe wrote: »
    Beaming things into the reactor doesn't sound very good for the reactor. Couldn't we beam them into space instead?

    It's a big matter-antimatter reactor.
    A little extra on the matter side of that reaction is "within tolerance".

    An engineer is always conservative on paper!
    7aiEHP5.jpg



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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    38thDoe wrote: »
    premium wrote: »
    38thDoe wrote: »
    Beaming things into the reactor doesn't sound very good for the reactor. Couldn't we beam them into space instead?

    It's a big matter-antimatter reactor.
    A little extra on the matter side of that reaction is "within tolerance".

    An engineer is always conservative on paper!
    7aiEHP5.jpg

    The important thing is:
    Are you signing up?

  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    Another complicated phalla where I can fail to read up on mechanics and mill about uselessly? Sign me up.

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  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Another battle phalla? Fuck yes.

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    Reminder: Please PM me with a name after you have signed up. Things are moving fairly quickly, and at the current pace I will be able to get this started tonight. If I haven't received your name by then, I will assign it myself. You will not be pleased with this outcome.

    Gandalf_the_CrazedMegaMek
  • sd6653533sd6653533 Registered User
    FTL the phalla can only end in gloriously ignominious death for all. a17.jpgk3.jpg

  • sd6653533sd6653533 Registered User
    FTL the phalla can only end in gloriously ignominious death for all. a17.jpgk3.jpg

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Doublepost with broken imagine, nice :P

    Also you should sign up, sdNumbers, not just comment :P

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  • jdarksunjdarksun Scion of Chaos Registered User regular
    It's a spam bot, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I report another one of those.

    blahmcblahMegaMek
  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited January 2013
    The spambot stole my line! Bastard.

    EDIT: Also, is that what caused the purge of your posts, jdark? Reporting a spambot?

    GrimmyTOA on
    kimeBradicusMaximus
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Oh

    It tricked me because the sentence was so appropriate.

    Then I learned that's because it just copied someone else above who said that :P

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  • SaberOverEasySaberOverEasy Registered User regular
    jdarksun wrote: »
    It's a spam bot, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I report another one of those.

    Does that have anything to do with the jdark-ocalypse?

  • Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    Wait, they purged you for reporting a bot? The fuck?

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