Gordon Freeman: You are Gordon Freeman. You are the hope of the underground resistance, and the tool of unknown forces. Despite your scientific training and lack of any covert skills, you have consistently proven to be a threat to the combine (anti-earth) forces. If you can get your hands on a weapon, you can attempt to kill one player a night.
Unspoken role info: The crowbar will only kill a headcrab. The shotgun will allow you to kill any mafia except the Advisor.
Alyx Vance: You are Alyx Vance. You are a fierce freedom fighter and a brilliant, budding scientist in your own right. You have taken it upon yourself to protect Gordon Freeman. There's just something about him, even though he rarely speaks that makes you believe in him. You are willing to die for him and there's a chance you will. If Gordon dies, there will be consequences for you. You may also choose one person on even nights to protect and have a reasonable chance of success.
Hidden info: bodyguard with a very minor twist. If Gordon is killed, there is a 50 percent chance you die in his place. The nk protection you provide is 50 percent. If Gordon dies, the nk protection you provide drops to 25 percent. You also have a default 25 percent nk protection against the mafia hitman that fades if Gordon or your father die.
Eli Vance: You are Eli Vance, the brilliant head of the research team that is attempting to develop an answer to the combine threat. You have the ability to meet with the pro-earth council at night. You will set up the thread for this discussion. You will never out anyone's role on the Mason team.
Unspoken info: I had a very expanded role planned for this character, but I needed at least 2-3 more people. On a nk Eli would have been imprisoned at nova prospekt. There would have been personal missions given out to save him within X days.
Isaac Kleiner: You are Isaac Kleiner. You can talk to the other town masons at night. You cannot mention the other mason's roles for any reason in the game thread. If you survive for 3 days you will create the technology that will give your forces a chance against the combine.
Hidden info: If you survive for 6 days you will create an additional tech that gives the entire town 25 percent nk protection for 2 nights. This will not stack with bodyguard protection. It will stack with innate protection.
Barney Calhoun: You are an ex-Black Mesa security guard and a personal friend of Gordon Freeman. You may try every night to try to get him his trusty crowbar. You also have the ability to investigate one player a night. You are not an insane cop. If you role claim, even subtly, you lose your partial NK protection. A role claim is anything that hints at the fact you watched someone or know their allegiance based on your role.
Hidden info: you cannot successfully investigate the advisor (fear). Your partial nk protection is 50 percent.
Colonel Cubbage: You begin the game as a retired military advisor. That may change based on a variety of things. Stay tuned.
Hidden info: You are Barney's backup. You have no special powers but a very weak investigation. There is a 50 percent chance that anyone you investigate will catch you in the act. You then will automatically attempt to pin the blame on someone else on the town side (random roll) with a 50 percent chance of success.
My info: Thank goodness this one didn't come into play, as Uraj died the first night he could have used this at the very start of the night.
Father Gregori: You are a headcrab hunting maniac. You live in Ravenholm and you are a bit of a loon. However, what you do, you do well and what you do well is selecting one person a night for investigation. If they come back non-humaniod, you may try to kill them. You also may try to get Gordan Freeman his shotgun once per night. You are pro-earth.
You can retaliate on a headcrab attempt on you. You will get some share in the victory if you succeed in wiping out the headcrab/zombie team and you get the gun to Gordon.
Dr. Breen: You are the administrator of City 17. You have been chosen by the alien combine to assist them in the assimilation of Earth's population as a slave race. You are the only one that may know the identity of the Advisor (godfather). You are his first lieutenant. You may speak in the mafia mason thread nightly and may NEVER discuss or mention the identity of the Advisor. His forum name must be some variation of TheAdvisor or at least not tied to his forum name in your mason thread. Note: This is flavor only as only Dr. Breen knows the Advisor even exists in the lore. You have no traitors amongst you. You have a 1 time use "Breencast" ability that will cause a successful lynch of you or Feysal to fail.
Advisor: You are The Advisor. You are a terrifying psionic entity that in some odd way, can tap into the vast portal energy generated by the combine. Protect this technology for it can also be your undoing. You are part of the mafia mason group. You MUST POST ANONYMOUSLY in the mafia mason thread as in the lore, only Dr. Breen knows your identity. Note: This is just a flavor twist for my own amusement. It will be a modkill offense for you to share your in-game identity with the mafia masons. By that I mean I will kill everyone on your team except for Dr. Breen. You are nk-proof and lynch-proof at the start of the game.
Hidden info: If Dr. Kleiner lives 3 days, you lose your lynch protection. If he dies before then, you lose it after 5 days. You cannot be investigated by anyone but the Gman.
You are effectively the mafia hitman. You carry out the will of the Advisor.
Headcrab: You are a head crab. You exist solely to infect others. You may recruit one other player to join you in your mindless existence. If your infected host dies, another may be recruited immediately. Recruiting may only take place on odd nights initially.
Hidden info: if you are killed, your host dies with you. After day 5, if you haven't recruited, you may try every night. You cannot infect the big power roles or any mafia player.
Gman: You are a an extra-dimensional bureaucrat. Your goals and aims are beyond the scope of the conflict around you. You share in the victory only if Gordon Freeman or Alyx Vance survive to the final day and the town loses. Your powers begin when you use the phrase "we'll just see about that" AND "sleeping on the job" in a single post. At that time, you become a treestump but you have a 1x double vote ability you may use. You also gain the ability to watch one person a night and gain full knowledge of their role and abilities in detail. You will automatically gain knowledge of the identity of Gordon and Alyx. You may never share this information with the town. You may never role claim. You may state that you are sure someone is pro-town or anti-town but you may never mention or allude to their role or your own OR your method of gaining that knowledge on pain of mod kill. You also gain the ability one time in this game to take either Alyx or Gordon outside of time. You may do this during the day or at night to stop a lynch or an NK attempt on Gordon or Alyx only. This is a touchy role. If you have any questions, ask me before you make a mistake.
You may lie all you want.
ADDITIONAL ROLES THAT DIDNT MAKE IT DUE TO PLAYER NUMBERS:
Judith Mossman - if we'd had 3 more players, this game would have been utterly insane
Strider - Can you imagine if I could have played the Dog vs. strider video?
1) You do not talk about your role or any other relevant information concerning the game outside this thread.
2) If you post at night I will kill you, no matter what.
3) If you edit your post I will kill you (This includes editing for spelling mistakes)
4) If your role allows you to communicate with others during the night, feel free to do so via PM, instant messaging or any other form you choose. Only those roles expressly allowed to communicate privately with each other at night are allowed to. If you have any questions, contact me privately.
5) Once you're dead, stay that way. Dead people tell no tales, or in this case, dead people make no posts. Suck up your death and keep watching and rooting for your team. There's always the next round.
6) Every player gets one lynch vote during the day. Votes and unvotes need to be bolded . If your unvote isn't bold, it doesn't count. The votes and unvotes must be as follows:
If you obviously made a strong attempt to get the name right, and I'm very clear on whom you are voting for, then the vote counts. Otherwise, it will not.
f people alive (rounded up) plus one. Once someone reaches this number of votes, they will be lynched no matter what; however, the day will still continue to its scheduled conclusion. Half rounded up equals a lynch, but no lock, so the lynchee has until the days end to persuade the town otherwise.
8) Any posts that come AFTER the end day post or the intended end day time will not be counted, unless specified by the host. This includes votes.
9) Never post anything in the thread that shouldn't be known to the town. Don't flame in the thread. If you have a problem with anything in the thread, please PM me and I'll do my best to handle it.
10) Any player may claim any role. I.E. Any player may claim to be something that they are not. However,
11) Do not post any information sent to you in a pm. This includes, but is not limited to, numbers of words/letters/punctuation marks. If you want to claim a role, don't copy paste the PM I sent you. If you're a townsfolk aka regular forum member, the only person you should be pm'ing (no private aim or msn conversations between each other) is me. Mafia can pm between themselves (or talk on msn or aim) only during the night.
12) I won't be telling you the starting roles.
13) Day lasts 48 hours and night lasts 24 hours.
14) Do not post at night or edit or I will kill you.
15) You will get mod killed if you are inactive (at least 1 contributive post a day) or you get a forum temp ban.
16) Read the rules once more. Have Fun! Good luck! May the best team win.
17) If I give you rules that go beyond these, follow them or face the consequences.
18) NO PERSONAL ATTACKS AND NO QUITTING IN A HUFF. We all know it can get heated sometimes. But, everyone is devoting a ton of time to this, please don't spoil it.
Wake up Mr. Freeman. Wake up and smell the ashes...
The words floated though Gordon Freeman's mind as he stepped off the train he didn't remember boarding. He was almost immediately accosted by a flying machine that looked like a cross between a video camera and a metallic flying squirrel that hovered in front of his face and began snapping pictures. He watched bewildered as the thing flew off, stopping occasionally to take pictures of others, seemingly at random. Shaking his head he began to explore his surroundings. It looked like something out of a George Orwell novel. A steadily moving line of vacant stares moved through a heavily fortified and gated area, watched carefully by armored men that could only be some form of security force. Occasionally a steel door would open and one of the miserable souls would be dragged out of line and shoved roughly inside. What was all this? How long had he been asleep? It was too much to digest, so he didn't. That's why he survived, he didn't waste time with "why" when it was time to move. Clearly the earth he'd known had changed drastically since his last memory. Try as he may, he could remember nothing since...
..."Black Mesa", muttered the bespectacled man. Eli, we haven't generated dimensional power gradients like these since our days at Black Mesa. Oh, dear me, I wish we could have access to even the meanest of the labs from those glorious halls. There was a thumping from the false lower leg fashioned from a length of industrial steel as his long-time partner and friend turned to him with a smile. "You're a worrier Izzy. If you're worried, I know that we're right on target. And this may not be Black Mesa, but we're making real progress now. Soon, we may have the ability not just to evade the Combine, but to take the fight to them. A shimmering sound like granite shattering down a well made of brass sounded in the distance. Eli sighed. Would the shelling ....
...."never stops! When will it all stop, it never ends", sobbed the woman huddled brokenly against the long-faced man next to her. They were wedged into a slime-filled, sooty gap in the tortured concrete and had lost all radio contact with the rest of their squad. The areas surrounding the cities resembled a post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with gutted buildings, streets twisted and tortured into grotesque landscapes that belonged in the mind of the diseased, and things that were alive but shouldn't be. They were the few humans still resisting, a part of the pro-earth freedom fighters that were outnumbered and outgunned to the point where fighting on seemed the purest form of lunacy. But, there was the beginning of organization. There was the beginnings of intelligence and information beginning to leak back to command points spread out and hidden across the world in places no person or animal would deign to live unless pushed far beyond the point of desperation. But, hope was waning. It would take a major victory or the emergence of a charismatic leader to make any difference now. It would take someone like...
...Gordon Freeman walked out of the train station to a world beyond imagination. His eyes drifted side to side quickly, taking in the translucence of force fields, and massively reinforced steel barriers. They stopped as a gigantic video screen crackled to life in the center of the small square.
This was more than he'd signed up for when he said yes....
The last struggles for the survival of the human species has begun.
It is now night one. If you have business with me tonight, get to it.
Day 1 will end either Friday after I get home from work (7-8pm est), or today when I get home from work, based on the activity level
Players currently alive:
Night 1: No one even bothered. Ankeli learned the identity/powers of Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance.
Day 1: Poor Noammr, the one guy that loved my story/lore got lynched (pro-earth FF)
Laarz investigated ITY for signs of crabs
Asrrin failed to give the crowbar to coju and failed to investigate Feysal (fear)
CG protected Goryani (43 out of 100)
TC attempts to kill Alyx but fails (23/100 rolled) - begin madness here
Ankeli learned of Feysal's role and powers
Day 2: ITY was lynched (pro-earth FF)
TC killed coju (pro-earth FF)
Asrrin gave BadAsh (Gordon Freeman) the crowbar
Asrrin investigated Uraj (pro-town)
Noodle attempted to recruit ThunderCat and failed (headcrab immunity)
Laarz tried to give the shotgun to Ankeli (GMan) and failed
Laarz investigated TC with negative results
Ankeli learned of kestegs role
Day 3: No lynch
Noodle Tried to recruit Bad Ash. Ash had a 50 percent chance to kill him. He failed (95/100 rolled).
Laarz stalked CaluinGraye, but Caluin is not a headcrab.
BadAsh tried to kill CaluinGraye (Alyx Vance), but failed as she is pro-earth
Laarz successfully passed the shotgun to Bad Ash (gordon freeman)
TC tried to kill Bad Ash and got smoked by both barrels (lucky sob).
Day 4: kestegs kept the pro-earth FF train alive by getting lynched.
Ankeli investigated Laarz
Noodle recruited CGB
Feysal killed Bad Ash, CaluinGraye failed to protect with a roll of 60/100.
CaluinGraye failed to die in Ash's place with a roll of 79/100.
Laarz investigated Asrrin but obviously he's not a headcrab
Asrrin investigated CaluinGraye
Day 5: Ankeli was chosen for lynch but is immune.
Feysal failed to kill Caluin Graye because Ankeli used his one protection.
Asrrin investigated Flip10thMtn
Caluin Graye protected Asrrin
After this night, Feysal hated me forever.
Loz was selected for lynch, but used his one time "Breencast" ability and evaded.
After today, the entire town hated me forever.
Asrrin investigated CGB
Laarz found CGB and killed him. Noodle scuttled away.
Feysal killed Asrrin
Ankeli investigated CGB
This was a bad night for CGB
Day 7: Loz was lynched with feeling (Mafia - Dr. Breen).
Noodle recruited Uraj successfully
Laarz investigated Noodle and killed him
Feysal killed Uraj out from under Noodle
Feysal killed Goryani
Ankeli investigated Flip
Ankeli selected for lynch but he cannot be lynched.
Asrrin checks himself into a funny farm
CG protected Laarz (83 fail)
Feysal killed Valhauros
Ankeli selected for lynch for the third time, but cannot be lynched.
This HAS to be a record.
After today, I hated everyone forever.
Night 10: Feysal killed Laarz
I think Ankeli investigated someone, but who cares?
Day 10:Ankeli used his one time double vote to get Flip lynched (pro-earth FF)
The mafia and Ankeli win, and Laarz gets an honorable mention.
Half Life and Portal are two different games. the analogy used for this 15 minute discussion was sewing backpacks. there is a set pattern for it, but one is blue and the other is orange. the whole term "game engine" was throwing me off. >.>
(tldr: I have yet to figure this out. afaik I'm stuck in some train in this forbidden place.)
I guess I'm going to have to play these games to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing here... I may get sucked into playing Team Fortress for hours upon end on accident though.
(I had the original HL when it came out, could never make it past the first 'level.' Got lost and confused. Cried in a corner. Found a crowbar. Beat some things with it. Got lost and confused again. Put CS back in, and fragged a-many-of-Counter-Terrorists in my fury.)
im probably in the same boat with you, you adorable little puppy you!
*pats head gently*
but then again, maybe not. at least you played the game. i only have lore and timeline to go on.
and yes, sewing a backpack. i can't sew worth a damn, but the newest addition is a literal pro at it. she's going out of town in a few weeks and instead of buying camping backpacks, she bought material and she's sewing it together.
OT-my cheap backpack's top 'corners' have ripped. Since carrying my laptop in it, they've nearly met in the middle. I was wondering if I could, indeed, sew them back together, and I may have to try this now. But, I am wanting one of those cushion-y strapped backpacks.
(Actually read your post Scotch...) That's pretty cool! Personalized packs!