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Title: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 19, 2019, 01:41:55 am
Hello Mafia Friends!

I'm excited to announce a project I've been working on. LynchPool.com (http://beta.lynchpool.com) is a website which runs Forum Mafia automatically. It currently offers Less Pressure (https://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Less_Pressure), as well as two smaller set ups which are really only for testing purposes, all with 48 hour deadlines. I intend to add more setups soon.

This is my first project of this kind and I'm definitely still learning, but I think it's ready for testing.

So if you're interested and are a regular or experienced player of Forum Mafia, please let me know and I'll send you a Beta Key.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: shraeye on March 20, 2019, 11:27:57 pm
This sounds awesome!  Hook me up.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on March 21, 2019, 10:27:58 am
I'd try this
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: A Drowned Kernel on March 21, 2019, 11:22:54 am
I'll give it a shot
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on March 21, 2019, 11:33:30 am
A) super cool B) /in C) super duper cool
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: mail-mi on March 21, 2019, 04:23:21 pm
I'll take a look.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 21, 2019, 05:47:44 pm
Thanks everyone - keys sent.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: gkrieg13 on March 21, 2019, 06:21:53 pm
I'll take a key
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: mail-mi on March 21, 2019, 09:05:38 pm
I'll take a key

[img width = 500]http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/File:Key.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: mail-mi on March 21, 2019, 09:05:56 pm
I'll take a key

(http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/File:Key.jpg)
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 21, 2019, 09:46:29 pm
I'll take a key

(http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/File:Key.jpg)

Didn't I send you one already?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on March 21, 2019, 10:42:35 pm
I'll take a key

(http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/File:Key.jpg)

Didn't I send you one already?

Send it better!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Awaclus on March 21, 2019, 10:46:58 pm
I'll take a key

(http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/e/ef/Key.jpg)
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: mail-mi on March 22, 2019, 09:06:51 am
I'll take a key

(http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/e/ef/Key.jpg)

This is what I was trying to do.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on March 22, 2019, 12:07:22 pm
I notice all the setups on there currently are nightless. Does the platform support QTs and night action submissions yet?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: SpaceAnemone on March 22, 2019, 02:10:07 pm
Ooh, I'm interested, especially if the site ends up populated by the nice people who play Mafia here :-)
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on March 22, 2019, 04:03:23 pm
Do four more friends want to join me in a mini-mafia game?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: 2.71828..... on March 22, 2019, 05:30:01 pm
(http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/images/e/ef/Key.jpg)

Please
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 22, 2019, 05:41:33 pm
I notice all the setups on there currently are nightless. Does the platform support QTs and night action submissions yet?

If by QTs you mean private threads then yes, and in fact in Less Pressure Mafia have a Vengekill. I've got some Normal setups about 90% ready, but I'm waiting until we have a few Blitz games under our belts before starting on them.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on March 22, 2019, 09:37:28 pm
Do four more friends want to join me in a mini-mafia game?

/in but this doesn't make us friends.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 22, 2019, 11:08:34 pm
Do four more friends want to join me in a mini-mafia game?

/in but this doesn't make us friends.

You can't sign yourself up for a setup you're already playing, but I signed you up. As it turns out, you can't actually drop out yourself, so let me know if you don't want to be in a second game at the same time. Anyone else currently playing, let me know if you'd like to play a second game of the same setup so we can get one going.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: shraeye on March 22, 2019, 11:16:34 pm
Yes, I'm in.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on March 22, 2019, 11:18:27 pm
Do four more friends want to join me in a mini-mafia game?

/in but this doesn't make us friends.

You can't sign yourself up for a setup you're already playing, but I signed you up. As it turns out, you can't actually drop out yourself, so let me know if you don't want to be in a second game at the same time. Anyone else currently playing, let me know if you'd like to play a second game of the same setup so we can get one going.

Thanks!  I'm good to stay in unless people who haven't played there yet want to get in on it.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Uncleeurope on March 23, 2019, 03:05:51 am
I am by no means experienced, but I am interested in looking at this if that is acceptable.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 23, 2019, 03:11:43 am
I am by no means experienced, but I am interested in looking at this if that is acceptable.

You've played before, right? I haven't got around to putting together basic instructions on how to play or basic rules regarding civility, communication about ongoing games etc. As long as you don't need these things explained to you, you're fine. I'll send you a key.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Uncleeurope on March 23, 2019, 03:27:28 am
I am by no means experienced, but I am interested in looking at this if that is acceptable.

You've played before, right? I haven't got around to putting together basic instructions on how to play or basic rules regarding civility, communication about ongoing games etc. As long as you don't need these things explained to you, you're fine. I'll send you a key.

Okay, cool, thanks. (and yeah, I'm in the know about the basics)
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Galzria on March 23, 2019, 04:42:05 am
Iíll certainly try to help out - but not until the weekend is over. No time Sat/Sun
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 23, 2019, 04:43:17 am
Iíll certainly try to help out - but not until the weekend is over. No time Sat/Sun

No worries, whatever you can do.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on March 23, 2019, 08:20:13 pm
Do four more friends want to join me in a mini-mafia game?

/in but this doesn't make us friends.

Nice try raerae, but I know weíre friends. Our friendship was forged in the fire of owl memes.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on March 23, 2019, 08:25:38 pm
Do four more friends want to join me in a mini-mafia game?

/in but this doesn't make us friends.

Nice try raerae, but I know weíre friends. Our friendship was forged in the fire of owl memes.

Just testing you.  You passed.  This time.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 23, 2019, 08:28:06 pm
While you're here joth, you should be aware that signups only last 24 unless you renew them - yours expired.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on March 23, 2019, 08:35:06 pm
While you're here joth, you should be aware that signups only last 24 unless you renew them - yours expired.

PS: That's another great feature.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Uncleeurope on March 24, 2019, 01:28:24 am
While you're here joth, you should be aware that signups only last 24 unless you renew them - yours expired.

And while you are here you should join the game that has 4/5 people in it.

Also, P.S. It might be kinda cool to let people that are signed up for a game have a spot t talk to each other.  There ya go, un-asked-for suggestion achieved.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 24, 2019, 01:45:26 am
While you're here joth, you should be aware that signups only last 24 unless you renew them - yours expired.

And while you are here you should join the game that has 4/5 people in it.

Also, P.S. It might be kinda cool to let people that are signed up for a game have a spot t talk to each other.  There ya go, un-asked-for suggestion achieved.

All suggestions are asked for.

I've been thinking about joining, but I want to give others a chance to. I got impatient and joined Mini Mafia #1, but that left joth without anyone to play with. I'll join tomorrow if no one has.

Your idea is not a bad one, but I'm not sure the best way to go about it. It wouldn't be the same as a 'pre-game' because people can still drop out etc. Also if there happens to be enough players to start more than one game, they'll be sorted by rating. So you won't always be sure exactly who will be in the game with you. There could be a thread for each setup devoted to players who are currently signed up, but I think it's just as easy for someone to create a thread in the Games section of the forum.

Custom games for sure will have a pre-game thread for people signed up, thinking about signing up etc. Maybe I'll do something for Rated games when I'm working on that.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: mail-mi on March 24, 2019, 02:50:52 am
I won't be able to do much of this til the semester is over, unfortunately
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 24, 2019, 03:09:02 am
I won't be able to do much of this til the semester is over, unfortunately

No worries, although I'll probably delete the unused keys in a few days, so you (and others) can either create your account before then or ask for another key later.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on March 25, 2019, 05:33:06 pm
I'm interested, but time is at a premium until next week.

All friends forged in owl memes are forever friends. Hoo! Hoo!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 25, 2019, 08:13:30 pm
The weekend's over! I wonder if we can get a game of Less Pressure happening?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: A Drowned Kernel on March 26, 2019, 01:13:13 am
The weekend's over! I wonder if we can get a game of Less Pressure happening?

We've got 8 people, should it be starting?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: shraeye on March 26, 2019, 01:27:19 am
It checks every hour. should start in 33 minutes.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 26, 2019, 02:10:23 am
It has in fact started.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on March 26, 2019, 10:35:50 am
Super cool....is there some way to set up an email or text notification for when the game starts?  If not, I'd recommend that!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: shraeye on March 26, 2019, 11:03:52 am
Super cool....is there some way to set up an email or text notification for when the game starts?  If not, I'd recommend that!
As an option only.  I would not want that email.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 26, 2019, 07:13:32 pm
Super cool....is there some way to set up an email or text notification for when the game starts?  If not, I'd recommend that!

Not currently, just the in-site notification. I'll look at providing that option at some point.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on March 28, 2019, 08:40:43 pm
Just finished our first game of Less Pressure with a flawless scum victory. The next one should be starting soon - it's not too late to jump in for it!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on March 29, 2019, 04:41:52 am
Just finished our first game of Less Pressure with a flawless scum victory. The next one should be starting soon - it's not too late to jump in for it!

There was one flaw: scum won
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on March 29, 2019, 08:50:56 am
Jim has done really good work. The platform is cool and heís  actively improving it. The small size and quick days are fun!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 03, 2019, 11:07:34 pm
One spot open for Less Pressure #3. Galz, were you thinking of jumping back in?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Galzria on April 04, 2019, 12:02:16 am
One spot open for Less Pressure #3. Galz, were you thinking of jumping back in?

/hammer
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 04, 2019, 12:04:03 am
One spot open for Less Pressure #3. Galz, were you thinking of jumping back in?

/hammer

Just in time to catch the top of the hour too.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on April 08, 2019, 10:29:01 am
Just bumping mostly....

There is a new, long version of Matrix6 that needs some players!  Y'all come check out Jim's super cool platform!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: LaLight on April 08, 2019, 10:30:22 am
let me take a look... Although I am not sure I will have time
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on April 08, 2019, 12:45:50 pm
It would be awesome to have you join us, LL!  It has been awesome people, awesome fun, so far. There is also a less demanding game signing up (Less Pressure) that has 48 hour days and no night. We have played three of them at this point (I think), and they seem to average about 4-5 days.

I hope that you are doing well!  We miss you!!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: LaLight on April 08, 2019, 05:53:50 pm
It would be awesome to have you join us, LL!  It has been awesome people, awesome fun, so far. There is also a less demanding game signing up (Less Pressure) that has 48 hour days and no night. We have played three of them at this point (I think), and they seem to average about 4-5 days.

I hope that you are doing well!  We miss you!!

That's very sweet and I mean it! Lately I am cautious about contributing to things as I am in a somewhat permanent sociophobic state, but I may try. It didn't work for me yet, working out the details with Jimmmmm
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 08, 2019, 05:57:13 pm
I'll probably open the second Normal setup (2d3) when Matrix6 #1 is in Night 1 or Day 2. If you missed out on Matrix6 #1 (or die early) and want me to reserve you a spot in 2d3 #1, let me know.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 08, 2019, 06:23:11 pm
Also let me know if you want access to the Spectator thread.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on April 08, 2019, 06:25:32 pm
Also let me know if you want access to the Spectator thread.

It's where all the cool peeps be!!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on April 08, 2019, 07:53:26 pm
Debatepro would like to be on the speccy with raerae, please
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on April 08, 2019, 07:58:36 pm
That's very sweet and I mean it! Lately I am cautious about contributing to things as I am in a somewhat permanent sociophobic state, but I may try. It didn't work for me yet, working out the details with Jimmmmm

I feel you on the sociophobic level. This format, for whatever reason, has been far more friendly and chatty than f.ds. And because the friendly and chatty folks have been in from early on, I donít think weíll be disciplined by the all-business players into being less interested in one another. I was scum two out of the three times I played and that wasnít yucky. The scum daychst in the Less Pressure game made it way less isolating. Thatís my sense anyway.  xoxo
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Galzria on April 08, 2019, 08:32:13 pm
Debatepro would like to be on the speccy with raerae, please

Iíll speccy it up too.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 08, 2019, 09:22:38 pm
In case anyone missed it, I reduced Night 0 to 24 hours.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: LaLight on April 09, 2019, 03:51:22 am
Can i be in speccy?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on April 09, 2019, 03:57:50 am
Can I get access?

I would like longer deadlines, which is why I've been reluctant so far.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 09, 2019, 04:03:20 am
Can I get access?

I would like longer deadlines, which is why I've been reluctant so far.

Longer than 7 days? What are your ideal deadlines?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 09, 2019, 04:05:40 am
Also generally speaking, if people tell me what's holding them back from getting involved, I'm more than happy to try to accommodate everyone.

Once Custom games are a thing, you'll be able to make these kinds of decisions yourselves when you run a game.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on April 09, 2019, 05:16:08 am
Can I get access?

I would like longer deadlines, which is why I've been reluctant so far.

Longer than 7 days? What are your ideal deadlines?
No, 7 days is fine, I thought I read it was 48 hours somewhere.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 09, 2019, 05:19:20 am
Can I get access?

I would like longer deadlines, which is why I've been reluctant so far.

Longer than 7 days? What are your ideal deadlines?
No, 7 days is fine, I thought I read it was 48 hours somewhere.

Right, so we've only had Blitz games so far, which have 48 hour deadlines. But our first Normal game with 7-day days and 2-day nights has just started. The second should start in about a week (unless enough players sign up for Matrix6 for a second one of those to start). Would you like me to reserve a spot for you?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on April 09, 2019, 05:21:48 am
Can I get access?

I would like longer deadlines, which is why I've been reluctant so far.

Longer than 7 days? What are your ideal deadlines?
No, 7 days is fine, I thought I read it was 48 hours somewhere.

Right, so we've only had Blitz games so far, which have 48 hour deadlines. But our first Normal game with 7-day days and 2-day nights has just started. The second should start in about a week (unless enough players sign up for Matrix6 for a second one of those to start). Would you like me to reserve a spot for you?
Isn't it enough if I sign up to have a spot reserved?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 09, 2019, 05:24:28 am
Can I get access?

I would like longer deadlines, which is why I've been reluctant so far.

Longer than 7 days? What are your ideal deadlines?
No, 7 days is fine, I thought I read it was 48 hours somewhere.

Right, so we've only had Blitz games so far, which have 48 hour deadlines. But our first Normal game with 7-day days and 2-day nights has just started. The second should start in about a week (unless enough players sign up for Matrix6 for a second one of those to start). Would you like me to reserve a spot for you?
Isn't it enough if I sign up to have a spot reserved?

I mean, in about a week I plan to open another setup, 2d3. I'm offering for those not playing Matrix6 #1 to sign you up as soon as I open it so that you'll still play even if you're not in the first 9 people to be online and want to play.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on April 09, 2019, 05:25:20 am
Also let me know if you want access to the Spectator thread.
I want in!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 09, 2019, 05:27:13 am
You can definitely sign up for Matrix6 now and you'll be in the next one of those that start. Just be aware that your signup will expire after 24 hours if you don't renew it, and those already playing Matrix6 can't sign up while they're still alive in that game (although I can sign them up if we're close-ish to filling a second game).
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on April 10, 2019, 12:00:20 am
Hey team, one spot left in Less Pressure #4, just sayin' :)
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Awaclus on April 10, 2019, 02:16:16 am
Here are some feature requests:

1) optional e-mail notifications for (each as a separate option):
 - game starts
 - new game phase starts
 - new votes
 - new posts

2) in each post, display links to all of the replies to that post

3) when you hover your cursor over a post link, highlight that post in a slightly different color if it's visible on the current screen, otherwise display it in a popup where your cursor is

4) when you click on a post link, instead of reloading the page, just jump to that post if it's on the same page

5) Make it possible for a post to be a reply to multiple posts

6) Consider making each vote count a reply to each previous vote count
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 10, 2019, 02:30:37 am
1) optional e-mail notifications for (each as a separate option):
 - game starts
 - new game phase starts
 - new votes
 - new posts

I'll definitely look into doing this at some point.

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2) in each post, display links to all of the replies to that post

I've thought about the best way to do this without it taking up too much space if it become a lot. Still thinking.

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3) when you hover your cursor over a post link, highlight that post in a slightly different color if it's visible on the current screen, otherwise display it in a popup where your cursor is

I'm not sure I'll go with a popup as it might be difficult for it to work well across screen sizes and with varied post lengths, but how best to refer to replied to posts is definitely on my radar. Highlighting the post if it's on-screen is a cool idea.

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4) when you click on a post link, instead of reloading the page, just jump to that post if it's on the same page

I'll look into this.

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5) Make it possible for a post to be a reply to multiple posts

Definitely on my radar. Rather, being able to quote multiple posts.

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6) Consider making each vote count a reply to each previous vote count

So that you can link back to the previous one? What about instead a view that shows all the votes?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Awaclus on April 10, 2019, 03:05:46 am
I'm not sure I'll go with a popup as it might be difficult for it to work well across screen sizes and with varied post lengths, but how best to refer to replied to posts is definitely on my radar. Highlighting the post if it's on-screen is a cool idea.

I'm not sure if it's unreasonably difficult to implement, but that's a pretty standard image board feature.

So that you can link back to the previous one? What about instead a view that shows all the votes?

That could work too.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on April 11, 2019, 02:42:01 am
Now I know this may be an uncomfortable question.

Do you intend to offer this service for money at some later point?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 11, 2019, 02:58:10 am
Do you intend to offer this service for money at some later point?

I have a few thoughts on that. The first one is that while it's not particularly expensive to run the site, it's not free either. I can cover that cost for the short to medium-term, but not forever. And that cost will probably increase as the site gets more users and traffic.

I'm not ready to lay out my full thoughts on the matter, but the gist would be that participating in the more basic games (everything we have so far would count as basic) would be free, but participating and/or modding more interesting games would require a small subscription fee in the order of a few dollars per year.

The alternative obviously would be throwing ads up, but I don't really want to do that.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: EFHW on April 11, 2019, 07:50:14 am
I'd like to try.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 14, 2019, 08:14:59 pm
2 spots remaining in our first 2d3 (https://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=2d3).
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 23, 2019, 08:11:09 pm
I might need a sub for 2d3 #1 if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on April 25, 2019, 04:34:57 pm
I might need a sub for 2d3 #1 if anyone's interested.

I can do it since Debate is dead
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on April 26, 2019, 03:22:19 am
I might need a sub for 2d3 #1 if anyone's interested.

I can do it since Debate is dead

Thanks!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on May 06, 2019, 12:48:37 am
Custom Games are ready for testing!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on May 09, 2019, 07:32:37 am
Some one come hammer this Less Pressure! Itís a good time for a quickie!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on May 09, 2019, 07:36:13 am
Some one come hammer this Less Pressure! Itís a good time for a quickie!
Oh well, fine.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on May 09, 2019, 07:45:01 am
Some one come hammer this Less Pressure! Itís a good time for a quickie!
Oh well, fine.

If I could leave you heart emojis, I would ❤️
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on May 09, 2019, 07:45:21 am
Some one come hammer this Less Pressure! Itís a good time for a quickie!
Oh well, fine.

If I could leave you heart emojis, I would ❤️

Oh, I can!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on May 28, 2019, 01:06:06 pm
So we should get this going again. Maybe give custom setups a real test out, no?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on May 28, 2019, 01:22:05 pm
So we should get this going again. Maybe give custom setups a real test out, no?

Probably not the one I just built though cause it's probably terrible? Flavor features are fun though!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on May 28, 2019, 04:40:23 pm
Joth, Iím down!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on May 28, 2019, 04:58:32 pm
We also have a 2d3 and a less pressure that each need 3 signups to launch...
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Glooble on May 28, 2019, 05:28:17 pm
Iíll take a beta key. Then I can jump into one of these games.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on May 28, 2019, 07:17:09 pm
I'm pretty close to having asher9++ (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=10639.msg353797#msg353797) ready to run as a Custom Game, so I was going to try to get that going. Eddie ADK was the one who suggested it, so he can run it if he wants, but it might be better if I did so that we can fill the game more easily.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on May 28, 2019, 08:26:56 pm
We need one more person for 2d3! Come on chumps, let's do this!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on May 29, 2019, 09:29:40 am
asher9++ (https://beta.lynchpool.com/game/29-1/) is open for signups.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: chairs on June 06, 2019, 10:57:47 am
Sign me up
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on June 06, 2019, 11:22:44 am
Sign me up

Sign yourself up!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on June 20, 2019, 03:32:54 pm
So.... anyone want to come sign up for asher9++? There are currently no games happening on Jim's site, which makes us all very bad beta testers.

Or you can all sign up for "Fun interesting mafia" the completely unbalanced setup I made to test the custom setup maker. It can't be that awful, right?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on June 21, 2019, 01:45:50 am
There are currently no games happening on Jim's site, which makes us all very bad beta testers.

I think it boils down to the fact that for most current users it's their secondary place to play Mafia, and it can be hard enough having time to play Mafia on one site, let alone two. I think I need to open the main site as soon as possible, and try to get some new players involved.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on June 27, 2019, 08:29:54 pm
Sorry everyone, there was an issue with the latest Less Pressure. It's fixed now, but you'll need to sign up again if you want to play.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on June 28, 2019, 06:04:52 am
Sorry everyone, there was an issue with the latest Less Pressure. It's fixed now, but you'll need to sign up again if you want to play.
I probably shouldn't sign up for that one so everyone who was in the original game has a chance to do so?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on June 28, 2019, 11:11:44 am
Sorry everyone, there was an issue with the latest Less Pressure. It's fixed now, but you'll need to sign up again if you want to play.
I probably shouldn't sign up for that one so everyone who was in the original game has a chance to do so?

Ehhh....I messaged them all this morning so they (shraeye and Eddie) have had plenty of opportunity.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on June 28, 2019, 11:28:37 am
Sorry everyone, there was an issue with the latest Less Pressure. It's fixed now, but you'll need to sign up again if you want to play.
I probably shouldn't sign up for that one so everyone who was in the original game has a chance to do so?

Ehhh....I messaged them all this morning so they (shraeye and Eddie) have had plenty of opportunity.
Well it's officially your fault now if they get mad!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: 2.71828..... on June 28, 2019, 02:32:58 pm
Sorry everyone, there was an issue with the latest Less Pressure. It's fixed now, but you'll need to sign up again if you want to play.
I probably shouldn't sign up for that one so everyone who was in the original game has a chance to do so?

Ehhh....I messaged them all this morning so they (shraeye and Eddie) have had plenty of opportunity.
Well it's officially your fault now if they get mad!
Good enough for me
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on June 28, 2019, 05:45:45 pm
Iíll take the heat!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on July 04, 2019, 10:40:31 am
We need three people for a Less Pressure. Whoís in?
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on July 07, 2019, 11:53:42 am
Someone come hammer!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on July 29, 2019, 09:29:22 pm
Apologies for my lack of engagement lately. I know there have been a few issues that have been brought up which I haven't responded to. I'll make sure to get to them all in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, we're only 2 players shy of starting another Less Pressure. My brother (Wings) is keen to try it out and is considering working on the site with me. It'd be great if we could get a game going soon.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: raerae on July 29, 2019, 10:51:36 pm
Apologies for my lack of engagement lately. I know there have been a few issues that have been brought up which I haven't responded to. I'll make sure to get to them all in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, we're only 2 players shy of starting another Less Pressure. My brother (Wings) is keen to try it out and is considering working on the site with me. It'd be great if we could get a game going soon.

/In, somebody hammer.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: jotheonah on July 30, 2019, 10:41:19 am
Apologies for my lack of engagement lately. I know there have been a few issues that have been brought up which I haven't responded to. I'll make sure to get to them all in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, we're only 2 players shy of starting another Less Pressure. My brother (Wings) is keen to try it out and is considering working on the site with me. It'd be great if we could get a game going soon.

/In, somebody hammer.

Welcome back raerae! Missed you.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on July 31, 2019, 10:38:41 am
Apologies for my lack of engagement lately. I know there have been a few issues that have been brought up which I haven't responded to. I'll make sure to get to them all in the next couple of days.

In the meantime, we're only 2 players shy of starting another Less Pressure. My brother (Wings) is keen to try it out and is considering working on the site with me. It'd be great if we could get a game going soon.

/In, somebody hammer.

Yeah, hooray!!!  Its so good to see you. Debate is in that one, so I will refrain but Glooble or Swowl should play! I've had good results just messaging people to make it happen. :)
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on July 31, 2019, 10:39:40 am
Or e or faust!
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on August 01, 2019, 08:48:31 pm
Another option is that someone (Didds?) could moderate and I could play.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on August 02, 2019, 09:47:22 am
Another option is that someone (Didds?) could moderate and I could play.

I can do that Jim, if you send me directions as to how! I assume the game pretty much just runs itself.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on August 02, 2019, 10:44:23 am
Another option is that someone (Didds?) could moderate and I could play.

I can do that Jim, if you send me directions as to how! I assume the game pretty much just runs itself.

Yeah it would basically just be answering questions in Help threads (you'll get notifications for posts there), and if something goes wrong or someone needs to be replaced or whatever, just letting me know in case I can fix it without ruining the game.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: WestCoastDidds on August 02, 2019, 01:21:17 pm
Another option is that someone (Didds?) could moderate and I could play.

I can do that Jim, if you send me directions as to how! I assume the game pretty much just runs itself.

Yeah it would basically just be answering questions in Help threads (you'll get notifications for posts there), and if something goes wrong or someone needs to be replaced or whatever, just letting me know in case I can fix it without ruining the game.

Cool, yeah, I'll do it!  Now you really do someone to hammer...
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on September 18, 2019, 10:50:01 pm
Hi all!

Some of you will remember Dice Mafia (http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=11174.0). I'm working on a greatly simplified version and it's pretty close to ready to test. I'm hoping that it generates enough interest to run a 9-13 player test game. Here's how it works at the moment:


There are no specific roles; all night actions come from the dice.

Each player starts with some number of unrolled 6-sided dice in their supply.
Each Day in which there are at least 5 players remaining, players are given a target score to aim for. To contribute to this target, players can roll 1-5 dice (in their Personal thread) and then play one. A played die contributes its value to the score. All dice which are rolled but not played are stored.

Each Night, each player may spend one stored die for a Night Action, depending on the value of the spent die.


Dice with a value of 2-3 provide an action regardless of alignment or the prior Day's result:

3. Dice Thief - Steal two dice from another player's supply.
2. Dice Giver - Give all your 1s to another player. If they have at least 5 1s, they discard two and return three to their supply (they become unrolled).
(1. No action.)


Actions provided by dice with a value of 4-6 depend on the player's alignment and whether the goal was achieved on the prior Day.

If the target is successfully reached:

Town Actions:
6. Cop
5. Tracker
4. Watcher

Mafia Actions:
6. Godfather (max one player per Night)
5. Ninja
4. Watcher

Otherwise:

Town Actions:
6. Roleblocker
5. Doctor
4. Bodyguard

Mafia Actions:
6. Vigilante (max one player per Night)
5. Strongman
4. Roleblocker


The idea is that after a successful Day, the Town has the chance to gain some information, and otherwise the Mafia has the chance to get an extra night kill.

I would love any kind of feedback, but especially with regards to the actions - do they seem fair to both sides? Are the higher value actions generallly stronger than the lower value ones? Is the game interesting enough without players having their own roles? Let me know what you think!

You can't sign up for it on the site yet, but you can /in here if you want and I'll sign you up when it's ready.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: faust on September 19, 2019, 08:23:08 am
Watcher is better than Tracker. I don't know what scum's Watcher is there for except to confuse town Trackers. A Roleblocker there would be more useful.

I'm generally not in love with 1-shot investigations; there is no reason to hold back your results and it doesn't make for very interesting gameplay.

Scum Vigilante is much too strong compared to the other roles they can have upon failure. It should need at least 2 6s or something.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: Jimmmmm on September 19, 2019, 10:02:15 am
Watcher is better than Tracker. I don't know what scum's Watcher is there for except to confuse town Trackers. A Roleblocker there would be more useful.

Watcher is better because you're more likely to get multiple results, or because it's easier (and/or a more useful mindgame) to predict who'll be killed than who will do the killing?
The point of the scum Watcher is to prevent Town players from using their Tracking/Watching to become ICs.

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I'm generally not in love with 1-shot investigations; there is no reason to hold back your results and it doesn't make for very interesting gameplay.

The interesting gameplay is supposed to come from the rolling and playing dice during the Day - I think that's what people enjoyed most about the previous setup. The Night Actions are one of the simpler ways I came up with to make the Day's result matter; I'm more than happy for suggestions on other ways to reward or penalise each team.

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Scum Vigilante is much too strong compared to the other roles they can have upon failure. It should need at least 2 6s or something.

Aside from denying Town the use of Cops etc, Vigilante is scum's only reward for a failure. The other actions are just ways to try to prevent Town from preventing their kills. In fact it can backfire and result in no kills if scum doesn't have a Strongman action. I wondered whether this possibility meant scum wasn't rewarded enough, but maybe the lack of investigations is strong enough in itself.

Anyway, there's no hurry. This is what I've come up with at the moment. Feel free to hit me with more ideas etc.
Title: Re: LynchPool.com - Mafia testers wanted
Post by: popsofctown on September 19, 2019, 05:10:03 pm
Watcher is better because you're more likely to get multiple results, or because it's easier (and/or a more useful mindgame) to predict who'll be killed than who will do the killing?
Easier/more useful to determine who will be killed.

If you have good enough scumreads to track the mafia, you will often win anyway.
If you have good enough townreads to identify a couple players that are never getting lynched this game, you haven't necessarily won, but if you land a watch, suddenly you have.