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[SIGNUPS OPEN] The Zodiac Phalla Story

HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
edited May 2007 in Critical Failures
A warrior takes sword in hand, clasping a gem to his heart.
Engraving vanishing memories into the sword,
He places finely honed skills into the stone.
Spoken from the sword, handed down from the stone...
Now the story can be told...
ODaM presents, "The Zodiac Phalla Story".


Very Brief Summary

The plot revolves around the Lion War, from Final Fantasy Tactics. The war erupts when King Omdoria of Ivalice dies without leaving a clear heir to the throne...In the ensuing power vacuum, two powerful nobles, Prince Larg, the brother of the widowed Queen Ruvelia, and Prince Goltana, the late king's cousin, put forward rival candidates.

Rules of the Game

Every night, noblemen place a vote for one person to be executed. Generally, each person gets one vote. If you want someone executed, just put...

I !vote for Hylianbunny to be executed.
Or
I !retract my vote for Hylianbunny to be executed.

Should there be a tie, a RNG will decide who kicks the bucket. Only one person will be executed in any round, and should the target be killed via other means then the next person on the list will be executed.

On a death, items are transferred to a random person but skills are lost forever. Apart from that, there is no way to transfer an item.

There are two sides on the conflict about the new prince, those siding with Prince Larg (white lion on a blue background) and those siding with Prince Goltana (black lion on a red background). For either prince to win, their faction must eliminate everyone on the opposing side.

There are also six Holy Stones distributed among the two sides. The posessors of the Holy Stones have a different win condition; they must eliminate everyone else.

No sharing of role PMs, no anonymous contacting. Ability uses, item uses and votes must all be submitted by 11:00 PM EST. Narration will generally be posted around 12:00 EST.

The order of actions in any particular round will be:

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Roles
The Princes

Oracle – Each prince has an Oracle in their service, who can investigate which side of the Lion War a particular person is fighting on and if they possess any special skills. This is a very time consuming process, however, and it takes them a full day to fully check any particular person.

Knight – The knight is sworn to follow the orders of his Prince, and has dedicated his life to protecting those who cannot protect themselves. They may choose any one person and anonymously protect them from any sort of attack other than the vote of execution. Should they protect this person, however, they are unable to protect themselves that round; a danger every knight is well aware of when they take the job.

Ninja - Sometimes a noble needs someone else to do their dirty work, and sometimes they take it into their own hands. A ninja works as a vigilante, killing one target per night. This is the only transferrable role - it will pass on via a death to someone else of that side.

Calculator – The calculators of the count have been assigned to tally all of the votes for execution. There is nothing preventing them from miscounting, however; a Calculator’s vote counts for two rather than one.

Time Mage – In the court, two Time Mages are able to end voting a slight bit early, or to extend it for a little longer. They may shift the end of a vote five minutes either way. Should multiple Time Mages use their ability on one night, neither ability works.

Family – Brothers, whether by blood or not, who are aware of the loyalties of everyone else in their family.

Items – There are four known items distributed among the two sides.

Order of Actions
Active Item Usage
Holy Stones
Ninja
Vote

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Main signups are closed, however reserve slots are still open.

1. DevoutlyApathetic
2. Serpent
3. tuxkamen
4. frandelgearslip
5. Frosteey
6. tofu
7. OtakuD00D
8. life3
9. Plutonium
10. Locus
11. robothero
12. PsychoLarry1
13. TehSpectre
14. Lignisse
15. Typhus733
16. Balefuego
17. Wearingglasses
18. jdarksun
19. cj iwakura
20. Last Son
21. Inquisitor
22. Grundlterror
23. Senior Fish
24. thorgot
25. MrBlarney
26. Shamus
27. FunkyWaltDogg
28. Bliss 101
29. Shinto
30. B:L
31. Ardor
32. Anaximander
33. Tabasco
34. Cantide
35. Mazlo
36. Infidel
37. GrimmyTOA
38. Zerinan
39. Rygar
40. Hakkekage
41. Gnasty
42. Buzz Buzz

If we run out of spots and you still wish to sign up, let me know and I'll put you on a reserve list.

Reserve List

1. Munkus Beaver
2. MechMantis
3. delroland

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The first narration will be posted on Saturday night at 11:59 EST.

Game on.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    In, 1.

    DevoutlyApathetic on
  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    In, 13.

    Edit: Also, olol - "Blame yourself or god." & "L i t t l e m o n e y" are now out of the way, you may proceed.

    TehSpectre on
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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Also I'm pointing out that I just changed my avatar. Unless you suspect I have amazing psychic powers it has no bearing upon my role in this game.

    DevoutlyApathetic on
  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Also I'm pointing out that I just changed my avatar. Unless you suspect I have amazing psychic powers it has no bearing upon my role in this game.
    Delita is a douche, let's mob him!

    !vote for DevoutlyDelita.

    TehSpectre on
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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    No no no. We have to kill Ardor day 1. Trust me, I never kill Ardor soon enough.

    DevoutlyApathetic on
  • Buzz BuzzBuzz Buzz Registered User
    edited May 2007
    So very, very in. 42.

    Buzz Buzz on
  • thorgotthorgot Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    This better not suck, Hylianbunny.

    24, please.

    thorgot on
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  • ShamusShamus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Zodiac Braves? Ugh, I gotta play. I'll find the time for this.

    !I'm in, #26

    Shamus on
  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Can I hit the exploding rocks? San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'll sign up for lucky #7.

    I'M TIRED OF YOUR LIES ONDORE- oh wait. Beh! Same setting.

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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'm in for #22!!

    Grundlterror on
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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I !sign up for spot 25.

    I got a good feeling!

    MrBlarney on
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  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sign up for #17! Cause 16's the max number of people in the party.

    "This is the way!"

    I have no idea how to play this, though.

    Wearingglasses on
  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Wait, I can't vote for a guy Wearingglasses!

    Wiki Mafia (Game) to get the basics down.

    DevoutlyApathetic on
  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Does that mean I'm going to survive the first day?

    yay

    (also, reading mafia, and now browsing through your game archives for reference)

    Wearingglasses on
  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Oh, I couldn't kill you the first day, I've got to kill Ardor. Can never kill him too soon.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=16718

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=16429

    Was a pretty good one.

    (Guys, I'm confused, is the new guy actually figuring out how to play on his own? Is...is the world ending?)

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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Yay new guy!

    edit: lets kill him first day

    Grundlterror on
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  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    God damnit

    That's sooo not the way man

    Edit: OTOH, how bout giving me three days free immunity. :)

    Wearingglasses on
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    So very in. 19.

    And the Death Corps bias bears no reflection on my role(that I know of).

    cj iwakura on
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    Well, good morning. Welcome to the new scenario. What should we do today?
  • FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    #5 sounds about right.

    I've got a good feeling.
    I will be king.

    Frosteey on
  • Last SonLast Son Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Darn you tehspectre for taking #13!

    I !sign up for #20

    Last Son on
  • CelebrimCelebrim Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'll be out of town next week and starting a new job on the 29th so I'll just be a spectator this time. Happy hunting.

    Celebrim on
  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Off to my funeral (well, not my funeral) now. Gonna update the list again later.

    You are all so doomed. ;)

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited May 2007
    i !sign up for 11

    Unknown User on
  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Oh, I couldn't kill you the first day, I've got to kill Ardor. Can never kill him too soon.

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=16718

    http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=16429

    Was a pretty good one.

    (Guys, I'm confused, is the new guy actually figuring out how to play on his own? Is...is the world ending?)

    I'll sign up and take spot 31

    I also !Crush Punch DevoutlyApathetic.

    Ardor on
  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Added robothero and Ardor. Alright, now I'm out. XD

    Hylianbunny on
  • Typhus733Typhus733 Yip! Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    !I'll sign up for 15

    Typhus733 on
  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Spot 23 please

    Gorilla Salad on
    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I wonder if there's an Orlandu special who just gets to kill everything.
    (Hint: whoever uses him an as avatar, kill that person first)

    cj iwakura on
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    Well, good morning. Welcome to the new scenario. What should we do today?
  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    In. #37.

    GrimmyTOA on
  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited May 2007
    oh im so making my orlandu avatar right now

    Unknown User on
  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Ohmanohmanohman I didn't realize this was going to be like Aroduc's game

    !27

    FunkyWaltDogg on
    Burnage wrote:
    FWD is very good at this game.
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    So the Prince is a role? What does that entail?

    cj iwakura on
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    Well, good morning. Welcome to the new scenario. What should we do today?
  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    So the Prince is a role? What does that entail?

    I don't believe there are prince roles, it's basically Larg's troops versus Goltana's troops with some jerks and their stones in the center.

    I'm honestly curious, if I ended up with a holy stone and came out to ask everyone to let me act like Athan (you don't kill me until later or the end but it saves you a seering etc), would that actually work? Or would I die in 3 seconds?

    Ardor on
  • GrimmyTOAGrimmyTOA Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'm going to guess... 3 seconds. Not sure though.

    So, there are basically two equal teams of pseudovillagers competing against each other -- and a big ol' block of cultists (so to speak) trying to kill them both? Should be interesting, to say the least.

    GrimmyTOA on
  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    GrimmyTOA wrote: »
    I'm going to guess... 3 seconds. Not sure though.

    So, there are basically two equal teams of pseudovillagers competing against each other -- and a big ol' block of cultists (so to speak) trying to kill them both? Should be interesting, to say the least.

    I took a look at the numbers of how long the game should go and the relative odds with hylian some time ago and honestly, this seems to be very balanced.

    You have one small group that probably knows each other against two large yet equal in numbers groups that don't really know each other. This is a good way to really balance things I believe.

    Ardor on
  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Gimme #28

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  • MazloMazlo Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I will jump up to spot 35.

    Mazlo on
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Gafgarion would be a great vigilante role. You work for whichever side pays(votes for you) the most.

    cj iwakura on
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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    !TWENTY-THREE

    FFT?

    Zang :^:

    Infidel on
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  • PlutoniumPlutonium Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Bastard Buzz, you took 42!

    I sign up for #9
    Turn me on dead man

    Plutonium on
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