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    Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    *Basic rules shamelessly stolen from Goryani and modified to fit the needs of this game*

    This is a game of Mafia. For those unfamiliar with Mafia, here is a basic description. Source.

    In its simplest form, Mafia consists of two sides: the Mafia, and the Town. The Mafia's goal is to kill the innocents, while the Town's goal is to kill the Mafia.

    At the beginning of the game, the Moderator will secretly send everyone their role. The Mafia will know each other, while (in the basic game) everyone else will only know their own role.

    The game has two phases, the first of which is Day. During Day, the Town must choose someone to Lynch; they are trying to eliminate the Mafia, but the Mafia can lead them astray by casting suspicion elsewhere. Generally, players will vote for someone they think is Mafia (the Mafia will vote so that they seem to be doing this as well, and might even vote for each other to confuse the Town); when a player gets a majority of the votes, they are lynched. Their role is revealed by the Moderator, and it becomes Night.

    During the Night, the thread is locked and no one can talk publicly. The Mafia, however, can speak to each other privately to plot strategy and decide who to murder before the next Day begins. In this way, they can silence members of the Town who are threats to them. At the end of the Night, the murder is carried out and another Day begins. In effect, the Town gets to kill someone, and then the Mafia gets to kill someone.

    The game alternates between Day and Night until either the Mafia are eliminated, or the Mafia have killed everyone else (or nothing can prevent the same).

    Forum rules apply while playing in this game.

    Votes

    • Everyone has a single vote. The vote format is: Vote: Name. Bolded. With colon. With a name.
    • Simple spelling issues in the name are acceptable.
    • You may only have one vote at a time.
    • You may change your vote during the day. In order to change your vote, you must first unvote any current vote and then vote for a different player. Format: Unvote: Name. The name is also required.


    Lynches

    • One player may be lynched per day.
    • A player receiving half of the possible votes (rounded up if necessary) will be lynched. One vote more is a locked lynch and cannot be undone with unvotes.
    • If no player receives enough votes to be lynched by the end of the day, no one is lynched.


    Communication

    • No one is allowed to post during the night.
    • No one is allowed to talk about this game outside of this thread unless your role specifically tells you otherwise.
    • No one is allowed to post after they die.



    PMs

    • The first rule of forum mafia is that you don’t talk about PMs.
    • The second rule of forum mafia is that you don’t talk about PMs.
    • If you have something to say or ask, then say it or ask it without referring to PMs.
    • Referring to information contained within a PM is OK. Quoting that information is not!
    • This also applies to any QuickTopic you participate in.


    Modkills

    • Violating any game rules may result in modkill.
    • If you are modkilled, you can’t win.
    • Intentionally modkilling yourself will result in some type of penalty placed on the rest of the members of your alignment. The penalty will depend on the severity of the infraction. This penalty may include: factional roll block, withholding information and giving the other side an extra night kill.


    Miscellaneous Rules

    • Do not edit your posts unless instructed to do so by the moderator.
    • Stay active. A minimum of two, contributive, non-consecutive posts are required per day phase.
    • A Temp Ban from the forums results in a modkill from the game.


    Exceptions

    • If your role conflicts with any of the game rules, follow the instructions on the role. The role supersedes game rules.
    • I may modify these rules at any time to create a better play experience.


    Questions, Feedback, Issues
    I welcome all questions and feedback. If you don’t want to post in the game thread, do so via PM.

    If you see any mistakes or other issues, please bring them to my attention (publicly or privately) promptly.
    Last edited by Drixx; 14-07-2013 at 03:03.
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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    The game will begin with a 24-hour "twilight" phase tomorrow, July 11th at 5:00pm Eastern (roughly 23 hours from this post). The game will officially begin with the first story post. If it shows up a few minutes late, restrain yourselves and wait.
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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    Players Alive: 7
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    Dead Players: Go to the day start or day end to see their flip information.
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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    Bonus early start time!
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    Ka is a wheel. For the inhabitants of all-world, this has ever been so. When last the world began to turn, six beams there were, and twelve guardians to guard them. But the world has moved on, and now but two remain, say true, say sorry. The gunslinger, Roland, has completed the beginning of his journey and palavered with the man in black. Shall we look back at what has come before?

    The desert was the apotheosis of all deserts, huge, standing to the sky for what looked like eternity in all directions. It was white and blinding and waterless and without feature save for the faint, cloudy haze of the mountains which sketched themselves on the horizon and the devil-grass which brought sweet dreams, nightmares, death. An occasional tombstone sign pointed the way, for once the drifted track that cut its way through the thick crust of alkali had been a highway. Coaches and buckas had followed it. The world had moved on since then. The world had emptied.

    The desert and many companions lay behind, and the quest for the tower lay ahead. The Tower. Somewhere ahead, through friend and foe alike, it waits for him. The nexus of time, of size, perhaps of all things. The man in black had shaken the gunslinger. Just thinking of their talk was enough to spur him to action.

    "Imagine," began the man in black, "Perhaps you saw what place our universe plays in the scheme of things — as no more than an atom in a blade of grass. Could it be that everything we can perceive, from the microscopic virus to the distant Horsehead Nebula, is contained in one blade of grass that may have existed for only a single season in an alien time-flow? What if that blade should be cut off by a scythe? When it begins to die, would the rot seep into our universe and our own lives, turning everthing yellow and brown and desiccated? Perhaps it's already begun to happen. We say the world has moved on; maybe we really mean that it has begun to dry up.

    "Think how small such a concept of things make us, gunslinger! If a God watches over it all, does He actually mete out justice for such a race of gnats? Does His eye see the sparrow fall when the sparrow is less than a speck of hydrogen floating disconnected in the depth of space? And if He does see... what must the nature of such a God be? Where does He live? How is it possible to live beyond infinity?"

    Through the long years, Roland has doggedly pursued his quest for the Tower, never caring to count the cost. The words of his trainer and mentor Cort guided his steady path along the path of Ka: "Let the word and the legend go before you. There are those who will carry both. Fools, perchance. Let the world go before you. Let your shadow grow. Let it grow hair on its face. Let it become dark. Given time, words may even enchant an enchanter. Do you take my meaning, gunslinger?"

    The gunslinger took the meaning, and took it well, indeed. The last of his kind, he sets foot on the begging of the path Ka has set, leading to the tower. Along the path, perchance the gunslinger will find once more the companions of fate, one final ka-tet to help him come finally to the terrible tower. To speak forth the litany of both honored friends and loved ones and worthy adversaries long dead. To lay claim to whatever awaits at the top of the tower.

    As the gunslinger sets out, for good or ill none can say, the words of the man in black still haunt him. "Suppose that all worlds, all universes, met at a single nexus, a single pylon, a Tower. And within it, a stairway, perhaps rising to the Godhead itself. Would you dare climb to the top gunslinger? Could it be that somewhere above all of endless reality, there exists a room? ... "You dare not."

    And in the gunslinger's mind, those words echoed: You dare not.


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    Twilight phase has begun. It will last a little over 26 hours and end tomorrow at 5:00 PM Eastern. Hidden within the introductory text above is a task for you all to complete. Find it and complete it an earn a bonus to be revealed. Good luck, and have fun.
    Last edited by Drixx; 12-07-2013 at 06:29.
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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    says TheMouseT is scum.

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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    I don't even. Riddles? This is going to consume my thoughts for a while.

    Sweet intro Drixx, I'm already liking the game very much.

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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Drixx View Post
    How is it possible to live beyond infinity?
    Be Kestegs
    Then I just won't b​other!

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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    Already an idea has popped into my, albeit an obvious one. I dare say the answer we seek may be contained within the bolded text, yo:

    "Perhaps you saw what place our universe plays in the scheme of things — as no more than an atom in a blade of grass."
    "...
    How is it possible to live beyond infinity?"
    You dare not.

    Maybe I'm just crazy though. Any ideas?

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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    I found this:
    "The gunslinger took the meaning, and took it well, indeed. The last of his kind, he sets foot on the begging of the path Ka has set, leading to the tower. Along the path, perchance the gunslinger will find once more the companions of fate, one final ka-tet to help him come finally to the terrible tower. To speak forth the litany of both honored friends and loved ones and worthy adversaries long dead. To lay claim to whatever awaits at the top of the tower. "

    Inb4 rolo the mason recruiter.

    Also canadian combo achievement?

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    Re: Forum Mafia - The Dark Tower Game Thread

    I keep going back to the bolded bits. They are all from the first book, word for word, as well as the paragraphs they are in save for one.

    "...does He actually mete out justice for a race of gnats among an infinitude of races of gnats?" is what it is in the book, but half of it is gone above. Pretty sure this is nothing, but who knows, maybe it's a clue.

    Most of what Drixx wrote was directly from the books, mainly from the first book, but some of it takes from the others. The first, third, sixth, seventh, and part of the eighth are not from the first book, but the rest is mostly word for word.
    Then I just won't b​other!

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