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The Day the Music Died - Prelude: Concerning Charlie Horse - A [Phalla] - It's Over!

LocusLocus Trust MeAlbanyRegistered User regular
edited November 14 in Critical Failures
The Day the Music Died – Prelude: Concerning Charlie Horse

Brought to you by Locus and AustinP0027


Come all ye friends I'll sit you down
And sing an oleful ditty
'Twas on a day in April month
We started from the city
We planned a day or two at Maars
We stalwart men were chosen
To remove ol' Charlie from Angle Pond
Who fell in when the pond was frozen

-“Concerning Charlie Horse,” by Great Big Sea

This is a phalla.

Phalla is a variation of the “Mafia” party game, where an uninformed majority (colloquially referred to as “the village”) must root out an informed minority (colloquially referred to as “the mafia”). You can read more about phalla here.

The rules for this phalla are below. There is no limit to the number of players who may participate in this game. No outside knowledge is required to play in this game.

If you wish to sign up to play this game, please sign up in a bold color. Please also include the name of a song that makes you happy. If there are no songs that make you happy, you are exempt from this requirement.

RULES
Voting
Each day, the players must vote to eliminate another player on the player list by posting the name of the player they wish to kill in bold red. The player who has the most votes at the end of the day will be eliminated from the game. In the event of a tie vote, one of the players who received the most votes will be eliminated, at random, as will the player who tied the vote.

Votes made in an edited post will not be counted.


Game Day
Each game day will begin when the hosts announce that the game day has begun.

Each game day will end at 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

Any votes cast or orders received at 9:00 PM or later will not be counted. All votes or orders must be timestamped 8:59 PM or earlier to be counted for that day.


Communications and Activity
Include the hosts on any private messages shared between players or any proboards created.

Players may not anonymously communicate with any other player.

No “ghost” posting: players may not make any posts in the game thread or communicate with any other players regarding the game once they have been eliminated from the game.

Players must make at least two posts in the game thread and vote once each day. Failure to do so will result in your elimination from the game.


Roles, Items, Results, and Order of Operations
All role names are public information. There are no hidden roles. There is a village, and there is a mafia. There are no conversions. Please see the post below for a list of the Dramatis Personae. Role PMs may not be shared.

Unless otherwise specified, all players can take one of the following actions every day:
  1. Investigate - Choose a role from the list of Dramatis Personae. You will learn the alignment of, but not the player assigned to, that role.
  2. Question - Target one player. You will learn the role, but not the alignment, of that player.
Each night, the name, role, and alignment of each player eliminated the previous day will be revealed. The method of each player’s elimination will not be revealed.

There are items in this game, which will be distributed at the beginning of the game. A description of the item, including any effects it may have on the game, will be provided to the holder of the item. Items may not be traded, given away, or discarded.

The order of operations is as follows: Mafia Actions -> Investigate/Question -> Elimination Vote and Mafia Items -> Village Items.

Clarification of any rule may be requested by posting such request in bold orange. Clarifications may also be requested in private by PMing the hosts.

Sample villager role PM:
I fished with my father, so long long ago
We were proud of our trade, and in us it did show
We held our heads high, there were lots of fish then
That was the time when we were proud men

We challenged great storms and sometimes we won
Faced death and disaster, we rose with the sun
We worked and we toiled, we strained arm and brain
We were a proud people, will be be e’er be again?

-“The Fisherman’s Lament,” by Great Big Sea

You are… the Fisherman! For generations, you and your family caught fish in the Atlantic northwest cod fishery off of the coast of Newfoundland. That was, of course, until the Department of Fisheries and Oceans mismanaged the whole enterprise, causing the collapse of the fishery. They may have taken your livelihood, and your pride, but you’re still a brave Newfoundlander, and you’re not going to let anyone else harm your community.

Win condition: Eliminate all threats to the village.

Each day, you may take one of the following actions:
  1. Investigate – Choose a role from the list of Dramatis Personae. You will learn the alignment of, but not the player assigned to, that role.
  2. Question – Target one player. You will learn the role, but not the alignment, of that player.

Please PM the hosts with your desired action each day.

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  • LocusLocus Trust Me AlbanyRegistered User regular
    edited November 13
    Player List:
    1. 38thDoe
    2. Assuran - The Mermaid
    3. Auralynx - Miss Brown
    4. Bluecyan - John Barbour
    5. Cythraul - Helmethead
    6. discrider - Lukey
    7. Ghostly Clockwork - Process Man - Corrupted
    8. Gizzy - Jack Lynch
    9. Grunt's Ghosts - Old Moose Coosten
    10. H3Knuckles - Penelope
    11. JPants
    12. Kilnaga - Billy Peddle
    13. kime - Summer
    14. LostNinja
    15. Lucedes
    16. MamaWolf - The Butcher
    17. Moridin889 - William Oldford - Corrupted
    18. ObiFett
    19. oldmanken - Captain Wedderburn
    20. Phyphor - Art Jackman - Corrupted
    21. premium - Johnny Dhu
    22. Romantic Undead - The Scolded Husband - Corrupted
    23. shalmelo
    24. Sir Fabulous
    25. Virgil_Leads_You
    26. ZombieHero


    Dramatis Personae:
    1. Able Rogers
    2. Art Jackman - Phyphor - Corrupted
    3. Billy Peddle - Kilnaga
    4. Blue Puttee
    5. The Butcher - MamaWolf
    6. Captain Wedderburn - oldmanken
    7. Doctor John - Virgil_Leads_You
    8. Gideon Brown
    9. Helmethead - Cythraul
    10. Jack Hinks
    11. Jack Lynch - Gizzy
    12. Janie
    13. John Barbour - Bluecyan
    14. Johnny Dhu - premium
    15. Lukey - discrider
    16. Margarita
    17. Mari Mac
    18. The Mermaid - Assuran
    19. Miss Brown - Auralynx
    20. Old Moose Coosten
    21. Penelope - H3Knuckles
    22. Process Man - Ghostly Clockwork - Corrupted
    23. Sally Ann
    24. The Scolded Husband - Romantic Undead - Corrupted
    25. Summer - kime
    26. William Oldford - Moridin889 - Corrupted


    Narrations and Results
    Opening Narration
    Day One
    Day Two
    Day Three
    Day Four
    Day Five
    Day Six

    Locus on
  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    Sign me up!

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    Should I recognize the source?

    Anyways, Sign up

    Interesting that there's a rule of no ghost posts at all.

    PA HotS Group
    Battle.net ID: kime#1822
    3DS Friend Code: 3110-5393-4113
    Steam profile
    H3Knuckles
  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Yes, b'y!

    Also no video? For shame

    Magic Box
    Academician Prokhor "Phyphor" Zakharov, Chief Scientist of China, Provost of the University of Planet - SE++ Megagame
  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    edited October 28
    kime wrote: »
    Should I recognize the source?

    Anyways, Sign up

    Interesting that there's a rule of no ghost posts at all.

    Are you Canadian? They're big there. Like, actually.

    If not? Only if you've watched Republic of Doyle for some reason.



    Oh, and sign up.

    Auralynx on
    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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  • LocusLocus Trust Me AlbanyRegistered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    Interesting that there's a rule of no ghost posts at all.
    To be honest, from a host perspective ghost posts don't add anything to the game, so I include that rule just to cut out a potential avenue for accidentally revealing information (even though I can't remember the last time that actually happened). Like, even with that rule if someone made a ghost post, I wouldn't be mad or anything. So if enough people feel that ghost posts make the game more fun and enjoyable (which is my ultimate goal), I would have no problem removing the rule.

  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    You say that you're leaving
    Well that comes as no surprise
    Still I kinda like this feelin'
    Of being left behind
    Yea this ain't nothing new to me
    Well it's just like goin' home
    It's kinda like those sunsets
    That leave you feelin'
    So stoned

    Hey hey I guess it hasn't hit me yet
    I fell through this crack
    And I kinda lost my head
    I stand transfixed
    Before this street light
    Watching the snow fall
    On this cold December night

    I never thought this could happen
    But somehow the feeling is gone
    You got sick of the patterns
    And I got lost in this song
    Hey hey I guess it hasn't hit me yet
    I fell through this crack
    And I kinda lost my head
    I stand transfixed
    Before this street light
    Watching the snow fall
    On this cold December night

    And out in the middle of Lake Ontario
    The same snow is falling
    On the deep silent water
    The great dark wonder
    Into the waves of my heart
    Into the waves of my heart
    Of my heart

    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
    Cythraul
  • BluecyanBluecyan Don't worry The mummy will find you.Registered User regular
    edited October 28
    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee
    The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
    When the skies of November turn gloomy

    Bluecyan on
  • LucedesLucedes i'm not real, and i deny Registered User regular
    i want to be [REDACTED]

  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    Because the old Phalla's got a hold on me
    Like a dog wrapped round my leg!
    And the old Phalla's got a hold on me
    Will I live for another day?
    Eh!
    Will I live for another day?

    pickup-sig.php?name=Orthanc

    Switch Friend Code: SW-1406-1275-7906
  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    I'm good to sign up this time, for reals! Shouldn't be any unexpected nonsense this go around!

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited October 28
    Lucedes wrote: »
    i want to be [REDACTED]

    24/7 one day one to go
    I want to be [REDACTED]

    discrider on
    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
    H3Knuckles
  • CythraulCythraul Registered User regular
    You'll have to excuse me, I'm not at my best
    I've been gone for a month, I've been drunk since I left
    These so-called vacations will soon be my death
    I'm so sick from the drink I need home for a rest

    SIGN ME UP

    Steam
    Confusion will be my epitaph
    Romantic UndeadFry
  • MamaWolfMamaWolf The wolf pack guides all to safetyRegistered User regular
    I don't know how much time I'll have, cause I got a new job I just started this week. Can I put in a reserve?

    "May the moon watch over you and keep you safe through the night, 'till the morning comes and MamaWolf can protect you through the day"
    AustinP0027AssuranCythraulRomantic UndeadH3Knuckleskime
  • LocusLocus Trust Me AlbanyRegistered User regular
    Done.

    MamaWolf
  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    MamaWolf wrote: »
    I don't know how much time I'll have, cause I got a new job I just started this week. Can I put in a reserve?

    Congrats @MamaWolf!

    LocusAuralynxAustinP0027premiumSir FabulousLucedes38thDoeH3Knuckleskime
  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    Sign up!

  • ObiFettObiFett Use the Force As You WishRegistered User regular
    Sign up!

    I shouldn't be as busy at work this time

  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    I'm disappointed in the number of signups that didn't include a song as Locus requested. *grumpily folds arms*

    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
    Locus
  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    I'm disappointed in the number of signups that didn't include a song as Locus requested. *grumpily folds arms*

    Reading the OP is for after the game starts!

    LocuspremiumMoridin889H3Knuckleskime
  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    A long long time ago
    I can still remember how
    That music used to make me smile.
    And I knew if I had my chance,
    That I could make those people dance,
    And maybe they'd be happy for a while.

    Romantic UndeadBluecyanMamaWolfH3Knuckles
  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    hmmmm, a song that makes me happy..... How to pick just one?! On the plus side, I've just listened to a ton of great songs trying to decide on the one to post!

    Well, lets go with the song that always trips my trigger when it comes on the radio these days:

    Romantic UndeadAuralynx
  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    I'm disappointed in the number of signups that didn't include a song as Locus requested. *grumpily folds arms*

    I'm fairly sure you're all ahead on me sharing that theme song and a Slaid Cleaves thing in the phalla thread rather than trying to explain why, say, Lyle Lovett's cover of Townes van Zandt's Lungs is a song that makes me happy.

    On the other hand, Warren Zevon's Lawyers, Guns, and Money, final answer.

    Space... what is the point of it? You have no idea.
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  • LucedesLucedes i'm not real, and i deny Registered User regular
    Locus wrote: »
    If there are no songs that make you happy, you are exempt from this requirement.

    Locus
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Lucedes wrote: »
    Locus wrote: »
    If there are no songs that make you happy, you are exempt from this requirement.

    What I get for not reading the OP I guess :S

    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    Lucedes wrote: »
    Locus wrote: »
    If there are no songs that make you happy, you are exempt from this requirement.

    Dude... :(

    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
  • LocusLocus Trust Me AlbanyRegistered User regular
    edited October 30
    Lucedes wrote: »
    Locus wrote: »
    If there are no songs that make you happy, you are exempt from this requirement.

    Dude... :(
    Eh, everyone responds to art differently. Some people process other emotions through music, not necessarily happiness. And some people just don't have any emotional reaction to music at all. Personally, I can't say I've ever had an emotional reaction to a painting, for example. Art museums do nothing for me, other than to appreciate the craft, I guess.

    Locus on
  • LocusLocus Trust Me AlbanyRegistered User regular
    And a few more pings that I think were not on the 38thDoe list:

    @Assuran
    @Ghostly Clockwork
    @LostNinja
    @MikeyCTS
    @Moridin889

  • GizzyGizzy i am a cat PhoenixRegistered User regular
    edited October 31
    J-Hope’s Chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side

    Gizzy on
    3DS Friend Code 3282-2248-0453
  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    Locus wrote: »
    Lucedes wrote: »
    Locus wrote: »
    If there are no songs that make you happy, you are exempt from this requirement.

    Dude... :(
    Eh, everyone responds to art differently. Some people process other emotions through music, not necessarily happiness. And some people just don't have any emotional reaction to music at all. Personally, I can't say I've ever had an emotional reaction to a painting, for example. Art museums do nothing for me, other than to appreciate the craft, I guess.

    That was the hardest part for me. Lots of my favorite songs evoke other emotions besides happiness. Excitement, sadness, grief/loss, peacefulness, anger, etc. Joy is actually not that common of a reaction for me.

    H3Knuckles
  • Grunt's GhostsGrunt's Ghosts Registered User regular
    JPants wrote: »
    Locus wrote: »
    Lucedes wrote: »
    Locus wrote: »
    If there are no songs that make you happy, you are exempt from this requirement.

    Dude... :(
    Eh, everyone responds to art differently. Some people process other emotions through music, not necessarily happiness. And some people just don't have any emotional reaction to music at all. Personally, I can't say I've ever had an emotional reaction to a painting, for example. Art museums do nothing for me, other than to appreciate the craft, I guess.

    That was the hardest part for me. Lots of my favorite songs evoke other emotions besides happiness. Excitement, sadness, grief/loss, peacefulness, anger, etc. Joy is actually not that common of a reaction for me.

    Yeah, my favorite song is "Mad World" which is depressing as hell. But I think I like sad song because sadness isn't an emotion I expected often, which seems weird to say but it's true. My life isn't bad, really.

    JPants
  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    edited October 30
    Hey I actually have heard this Great Big Sea from Pandora. They played the mermaid song on my Darby O gill channel. Kids loved it. Hooray for non explicit adult material (from both bands really)

    Maybe The Postal Service - Such Great Heights ?

    Only song they did with happy lyrics instead of sad? Happier. Whatever.

    Not sure it counts as a song, but to anyone who has ever heard it this has to make you happy.


    I won't comment on how long my signup was held up by such a tough choice.

    38thDoe on


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  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    This is not the best sign in the world. This is just a tribute.

    Steam
    Nintendo ID: Pastalonius
    Smite\LoL:Gremlidin \ WoW & Overwatch & Hots: Gremlidin#1734
    3ds: 3282-2248-0453
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  • Moridin889Moridin889 Registered User regular
    Seven [REDACTED] all around you
    Seven [REDACTED] in my house
    See they were there when I woke up this morning
    I'll be dead before the day is done

  • AssuranAssuran Is swinging on the Spiral Registered User regular
    Free fall through our midnight
    This epilogue of our own fable
    Heedless in our slumber
    Floating nascent we
    Free fall through this boundlessness
    This madness
    Of our own making
    Falling isn't flying
    Floating isn't infinite
    Come, our end, suddenly
    All hail our lethargy
    Concede suddenly
    To the quickened dissolution
    Pray we mitigate the ruin
    Calling all to arms and order
    Drifting through this boundlessness
    This madness of our own making
    Sound our dire reveille
    Rouse all from our apathy
    Lest we
    Cease to be
    Stir us from our
    Wanton slumber
    Mitigate our ruin
    Call us all to arms and order
    Sound the dread alarm
    Through our primal body
    Sound the reveille
    To be or not to be
    Rise
    Stay the grand finale
    Stay the reading of our swan song and epilogue
    One drive to stay alive
    It's elementary
    Muster every fiber
    Mobilize
    Stay alive
    Stir us from our
    Wanton slumber
    Mitigate our ruin
    Call us all to arms and order

    Cythraul
  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    edited November 1
    I'm good to sign up this time, for reals! Shouldn't be any unexpected nonsense this go around!

    Song - The Builder

    Virgil_Leads_You on
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  • MamaWolfMamaWolf The wolf pack guides all to safetyRegistered User regular
    With closing being at 9pm for me I could probably do this for real!


    Oh, what a night
    Late December back in '63
    What a very special time for me
    As I remember what a night
    Oh, what a night
    You know I didn't even know her name
    But I was never gonna be the same
    What a lady, what a night
    Oh, I got a funny feeling
    When she walked in the room
    And I, as I recall
    It ended much too soon
    Oh, what a night
    Hypnotizing, mesmerizing me
    She was everything I dreamed she'd be
    Sweet surrender, what a night
    I felt a rush
    Like a rolling bolt of thunder
    Spinning my head around
    And taking my body under
    (Oh what a night)
    Oh, I got a funny feeling
    When she walked in the room
    And I, as I recall
    It ended much too soon
    Oh, what a night
    Doo, dit, doo, dit, dit
    Doo, dit, doo, dit, dit
    Oh, what a night
    Doo, dit, doo, dit, dit
    Doo, dit, doo, dit, dit
    Oh, what…


    I love me some four seasons!!

    "May the moon watch over you and keep you safe through the night, 'till the morning comes and MamaWolf can protect you through the day"
    Romantic UndeadH3Knuckles
  • LostNinjaLostNinja Registered User regular
    Thanks for the ping, I’ve been traveling for work all week but just got back. signup[/color

  • GizzyGizzy i am a cat PhoenixRegistered User regular
    38thDoe wrote: »

    Maybe The Postal Service - Such Great Heights ?

    Only song they did with happy lyrics instead of sad? Happier. Whatever.

    I do love me some postal service

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