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[Newbie Phalla] 1: Mafia || 2: Giovanni || 3: INNS Victory || GAMES OVER!

edited January 2008 in Critical Failures
Hello veterans, newbies, and outsiders looking to get your feet wet; Welcome to Phalla. This is going to be the most basic of games. There are absolutely no hidden roles or rules and there will be no narration fluff. Every action will be revealed at the end of every night with as detailed of an explanation as needed.

Apart from the normal phalla rules, I am going to implement the following rule for this game:

Anyone may participate in the thread. However, if you are not in the game or you are dead, you may not discuss the actual game situation. You may discuss general tactics, answer questions, whatever. I will be strict about this and kill people off if the rules are broken.

A dead/nonparticipant person must post in LightBlue to identify that they are not a part of the game.


So what is phalla? You should probably follow this link to find out more.

What are the specifics for this game?

1. I would like every participant to have 3 games or less Phalla experience. If signups are going extremely slow, I will move this number back.

3. You will !vote Player in red, and !retract Player in green.

4. Any clarifications requested should be posted in orange.

5. Every night will end at 10:00PM EST FOR GAME 3. I will be sending PMs out to everyone and posting in this thread to let you know when the game will begin.

6. You can sign up by saying !sign up in any color.



So are you ready?


Round 1 Participants:
01. Whod
02. The_Lightbringer
03. Toxic Toys
04. Egos
05. Rainfall
06. Burnage
07. Horseshoe
08. WhiteZinfandel
09. KrataLightblade
10. lodwilk
11. Maximus
12. Memno
13. Zepplin
14. Geekmafia
15. Yaya
16. Gavin

Round 2 Participants:

01. Whod, a Villager, killed by the Vote Night 5
02. The_Lightbringer, a Villager, killed by Gnomes Night 1
03. Toxic Toys
04. Egos
05. Rainfall
06. Burnage, the Cultist, killed by Gnomes Night 4
07. LaOs, Kira, killed by the Cultist Night 2
08. WhiteZinfandel, a Villager, killed by the Vote Night 2
09. KrataLightblade, a Villager, killed by Gnomes Night 4
10. lodwilk, a Mason, killed by a Fronch Assassine Night 2
11. Maximus, a Villager, killed by a Fronch Assassine Night 3
12. Memno, a Fronch Assassine, killed by Athan Night 5
13. Zepplin, a Villager, killed by the Cultist Night 4
14. Geekmafia, a Registered Mutant Communist, killed by a Fronch Assassine Night 4
15. Yaya, a Villager, killed by the Vote Night 1
16. TheLawinator, a Mason, killed by Athan Night 5
17. B:L, the Survivor, killed by a Fronch Assassine Night 1
18. lonelyahava, a Villager, killed by Communists Night 3
19. INeedNoSalt, the Seer, killed by Mafia Night 4
20. rchaneberg, a Villager, killed by Explosions Night 4
21. delroland, PHALLAX, killed by the Vote Night 3
22. Strato, a Villager, killed sometime between Night 1 and Night 5
23. Trust, a Villager, killed by PHALLAX Night 2
24. real_pochacco, a Villager, killed by Athan Night 3
25. Ultarune
26. Stew Stick
27. Gumpy, a Villager, killed by Athan Night 1
28. El Skid, a Villager, killed by Gnomes Night 1

29. Arkas, a Villager, killed by a Fronch Assassine Night 5
30. Vathris, a Gnome, killed by Explosions Night 4

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  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    nobody wants you for their first time robothero

    scientific fact

    but this has been comin' for a long time, maybe it'll be successful.

    Obbi on
  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    Also please let me know if my numbers are wrong. I think 15/4/4(1/1/2) should be fine, but I really don't want to have an unbalanced game.

    Unknown User on
  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    !Veteran reserve if you don't get enough players.

    All veterans should reserve.

    Squashua on
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  • WhodWhod Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I think i've been in 4ish phallas.. i think. Anyway !sign up if i can!

    p.s. you forgot to explain how to signup to us noobs :P

    Whod on
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  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Really?

    I guess I'm sort of a veteran at this point.


    EDIT: Actually I think I read Squash's post completely wrong, so nevermind.

    Seriously on
  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    !vet reserve

    Obbi on
  • The_LightbringerThe_Lightbringer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    !sign up

    I've been in 3

    The_Lightbringer on
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  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Seriously, you can probably sign up, but you know what you're doing in these games by now, I'd think.

    Seriously.

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  • precisionkprecisionk Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I am available for mentoring in the awesomeness as well as how to get everyone in Phalla suspicious and hating you at the same time.

    precisionk on
  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've in 4 phallas if you're including the one during Christmas and the miniphall I'm in now.

    I sign up If I can.

    Toxic Toys on
    3DS code: 2938-6074-2306, Nintendo Network ID: ToxicToys, PSN: zutto
  • EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    sure I'll sign up

    Egos on
  • precisionkprecisionk Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Make sure to bold your signups.

    precisionk on
  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Toxic Toys wrote: »
    I've in 4 phallas if you're including the one during Christmas and the miniphall I'm in now.

    I sign up If I can.

    Xmas Phalla doesn't count b/c you got killed due to your name on day 1.

    Squashua on
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  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Squashua wrote: »
    Toxic Toys wrote: »
    I've in 4 phallas if you're including the one during Christmas and the miniphall I'm in now.

    I sign up If I can.

    Xmas Phalla doesn't count b/c you got killed due to your name on day 1.

    Tell me about it.:lol:

    Toxic Toys on
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  • The_LightbringerThe_Lightbringer Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    For good reason

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  • PlutoniumPlutonium Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Tip: If something goes wrong, your first instinct should always be to blame me, mostly because I'm usually causing it.

    Plutonium on
  • PlutoniumPlutonium Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    By the way, I was tenuously playing Kitano in Xmas Phalla, not Ardor.

    Ho Ho Ho

    *Flak Cannon*

    Plutonium on
  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Squashua wrote: »
    Seriously, you can probably sign up, but you know what you're doing in these games by now, I'd think.

    Seriously.

    For some reason I thought you meant people who were experienced should sign up.

    The reason is that I am very tired.

    Seriously on
  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Advice : Defaulting Your Daily Abilities
    Here is my one bit of advice to new players.

    Always default your vote and/or special ability (if you have one).

    By "default", I mean, the minute you log in for that round, if you have a special ability, USE IT IMMEDIATELY. If you have a vote, quickly scan the thread then throw a vote in.

    By placing a vote, you won't get taken out for inactivity, and by using your ability, you haven't wasted it.

    I say this advice because 90% of the games here have a "retract vote" ability**, where you can take away a vote your placed and direct it elsewhere. Most Phalla Game Masters allow players to change their special ability targets right up until the vote closes. Some games (few and far-between, and you will be informed which when you read their rules) only allow you to place a single, unchanging vote, so do be careful and read the rules first to ensure you can retract your vote before defaulting a vote.

    Too many times have I seen vigilante attacks wasted due to waiting till the last minute or not being able to get to the computer at a later time. Too many players have been screwed over by inactive guardians who forget to send in their commands for that round. Too many specials have been culled from the game due to inactivity/non-voting.

    Always default early and often.

    ADDITIONAL

    It is understandable that some players don't like to place a default vote early on because they don't know who to vote for, or they're simply not voting as a mental tactic. That is understandable, but forgetting to vote at all for a day, yet being 100% available online is generally inexcusable, and game masters tend to boot those players out of their game.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I am newly addicted to phalla? Does that count?

    !reserve

    I wonder how many Phallas i've been in. . .

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  • PlutoniumPlutonium Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Tip for the Evils:

    Good specials may not think so, but more often than not, they will be using their abilities very predictably, instead of making deductive reasoning for themselves or going on hunches.

    Most often, they will almost always follow orders from someone they think knows more than them, especially if it seems urgent. This has worked very well for me in the past.

    Vigilantes Almost always tend to go for the second or third place vote-getters, and very rarely kill those with no votes on them.

    Let's face it: the most vocal die early and often. If you're evil, postcounts in the middle of the pack is very wise, just because there's always going to be the newer specials who will kill or seer those who are visible.

    Oh, and a bus driver is the most fun role ever.

    Plutonium on
  • RainfallRainfall Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Eh, meh, as a newbie, I feel obligated to join.

    !Sign up

    Rainfall on
  • EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Plutonium wrote:

    Let's face it: the most vocal die early and often.


    Is this always the case? Or was you're theory proven in the FMA thread :) ?

    Egos on
  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    I posted an addendum to include how to sign up :P


    any color, bold or not. just make it colored so its easier to see.

    Unknown User on
  • PlutoniumPlutonium Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Egos wrote: »
    Plutonium wrote:

    Let's face it: the most vocal die early and often.


    Is this always the case? Or was you're theory proven in the FMA thread :) ?

    It's pretty much always the case.

    FMA was a wierd game for me, mostly because the game before, I might have picked up a few grudges, and I expected to die day 1. I had hoped to be a villager, but somehow got stuck with the main character, so I needed to make a reveal day one.

    Though Zerinan didn't believe me apparently :(

    He will pay.

    Plutonium on
  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've been in two phallas, soooo...

    !Sign up

    Burnage on
  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Plutonium wrote: »
    Though Zerinan didn't believe me apparently :(

    I believed you. Does that count?

    Squashua on
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  • EgosEgos Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Are the most vocal as targets more or less a thing of just not having anyone else to pick from?

    Or is there a tendency for good guys and bad guys to get more pumped about their role and try to manipulate things? Or does it go both ways, and some hide completely (as your logic would seem to make that the most wise choice)?

    I was a villager in FMA and got it pretty quick from the bad guy side. But I was more excited to discuss things since everything was a mystery...but maybe I get more easily amused than others..

    Egos on
  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Squashua wrote: »
    Plutonium wrote: »
    Though Zerinan didn't believe me apparently :(

    I believed you. Does that count?

    I as well.

    Seriously on
  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    Egos wrote: »
    Are the most vocal as targets more or less a thing of just not having anyone else to pick from?

    Advice: Vocal Players / Player Habits / Tells
    Vocal tend to eat both the vote and new-ish vigilante kills because they post more, so people try to infer details from what they're doing.

    The first thing a bad guy should do is create a Proboard to coordinate discussion outside of PMs.

    Enterprising "new" bad guys should agree to take a spread of "posting roles". One might only post once a day, while another is chatty. Then-again, some players have adopted styles and try to be consistent when they play. Others are not, and that gives them "tells".

    For example, when precisionk is a special role, he (more often than not) stops being so boisterous and risky in his public game posts.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    When I'm a villager (and not really busy at work) I usually top the thread post counts making me an easy and completely worthless target.

    Unknown User on
  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Alright, I guess I'll see what all the hoohah is about.

    !sign up

    Horseshoe on
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  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The only advice I think is important to give beyond some of the things that have been said already is to have fun.

    Really, that's the point of the game. Some of the fun you might have is using the game thread as a place to chat along with changing avatar and signatures to fit the themes. The other might be the chance to find out your hunch was correct and you nailed a bad guy or good guy special as a bad guy.

    Don't afraid to be vocal if you want to talk or have something to say. The most vocal people are not always the first to go anymore when they used to be.

    Ardor on
  • WhiteZinfandelWhiteZinfandel Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I !Sign up

    WhiteZinfandel on
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  • KrataLightbladeKrataLightblade Registered User
    edited January 2008
    !Sign up. I'm curious. These look fascinating. Very paranoia.

    KrataLightblade on
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  • lodwilklodwilk Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    !sign up
    Would love to get in one one of these. I have 0 experience in them, mainly because the ones had here were so full of veterans I feared the ass kicking I would receive.

    lodwilk on
  • Toxic ToysToxic Toys Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    !Sign up. I'm curious. These look fascinating. Very paranoia.

    You will be paranoid. My first ever phalla game I PMed the GM(or what ever you call who runs the game) to make sure I was not evil because people were bandwangoning me and made me think I was.

    It's an awesome game.

    edit - Bandwagon. When a group of people vote for the same person for some reason.

    Terms need to be spelled out for all us noobs.

    Toxic Toys on
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  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    lodwilk wrote: »
    !sign up
    Would love to get in one one of these. I have 0 experience in them, mainly because the ones had here were so full of veterans I feared the ass kicking I would receive.

    Usually the veterans on these boards beat each other up. While funny to watch, much of the time it references past games or experiences which tend to be of the "You had to have been there" variety.

    Ardor on
  • SquashuaSquashua __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    lodwilk wrote: »
    !sign up
    Would love to get in one one of these. I have 0 experience in them, mainly because the ones had here were so full of veterans I feared the ass kicking I would receive.

    Vets do not normally attack new players in these in order to curb discouragement with new players (though, it's been known to happen), with Toxic Toys being a notable exception (at least in the Christmas Phalla) due to having a very unfortunate name.

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  • KrataLightbladeKrataLightblade Registered User
    edited January 2008
    I assume it's encouraged to play Diplomacy on the side via PMs? IE, to contact others with information that may or may not be actually true in the attempt to manipulate them into doing what you hope they will? I know there are people who might frown on that sort of thing, but they don't seem to be the sort to enjoy a game like this.

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