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Forum Games / Re: M119: Towny Mafia
« on: October 20, 2018, 11:42:22 am »
/in

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: October 11, 2018, 11:41:18 am »
I am, as most know, a huge Lost defender. For me, the final season was not great, but the finale itself was a satisfactory emotional resolution to the characters' journeys.

I liked Lost. For a while they were good at coming up with surprises that would perk your interest. That was their big strength although they didn't always play to it. Season 4 is weak, season 5 is better, and then they wrapped it up in season 6 in a not-so-great way. It's interesting to try to consider, what do you do to fix up the ending, based on how far back you can change things. What if you can only change the last episode; what if you can change the last 4 or so; what if you can replace the last season.

I like this game!

I would go back to the fourth season, that's when the show started making decisions I didn't like, partly due to the impact of the writers strike, which forced a shorter episode count. Killing off Rousseau was a mistake that felt very unfair to the character, I would have had her survive, but still killed Karl and Alex the same way. I would also spare Michael, he should have survived the same way Jin survived.

At the beginning of season 5, I would stop the flaming arrow attack, which was way too random and unbelievably killed off all the background crash survivors. Their deaths made the whole "return to the island" thing sort of pointless--why did the Oceanic 6 have to go back? There was no one left alive on the island from the 815 crash except Sawyer, Locke, Rose, and Bernard, all of whom were perfectly happy not being rescued! In my rewrite, Michael survives and is part of the Dharma in the 70s plotline as well, Rousseau is with the group but opts to leave the island with Faraday, she then returns with him after Jacob visits her off-island and says she will see her daughter again if she comes back.

I would massively revise season 6. I felt John was ultimately mistreated by the storyline--I would have brought him back to life properly, during his burial. Flash "sideways" to him getting the job as the substitute teacher, then he's in the parking lot, he gets hit by the car Desmond is driving, cut back to his on-island funeral... his toe wiggles, and he wakes up. Disoriented, and being buried by his murder, Ben, he flees, and then meets up with Jacob who explains he has been temporarily revived but "is on borrowed time." His resurrection forces the Man in Black to assume Jack's dad's form for most of the rest of the season instead.

I have an entire new episode planned, to take place after "The Candidate" and before "What They Died For." The episode would be called "The Heron." John (and also Rousseau, and possibly Michael, remember they are still alive) go with Ben, Richard, Miles after the group splits. They rescue Desmond from the well, and then they encounter Dr. Chang, who has been waiting for them for years. He leads them to a Dharma station called "The Heron," it's an exact replica of the Swan. It can super-charge Desmond and make him resistant to the man in black and the Source and all that good Desmond stuff, but someone has to enter the code over and over again while the charging is happening, and it's going to destroy the station and kill that person. John volunteers--this is what he was meant for! As Desmond is charging, he uses the station's comms device to contact Jack, Swayer, Kate, and Hurley via radio/walkie/something, they have just survived the submarine sinking. John warns Jack that the next time they meet, it won't be John--the man in black will have his face again. Jack tells John he can't do this, he can't sacrifice himself. John says, "Don't tell me what I can't do." It's emotional! And then BOOM the station explodes.

I would have Michael escape the island to be reunited with Walt, and Rousseau can have a storyline where she helps Kate bring Claire back from the edges of madness.

There are other things but those are the big ones.


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Star Chart seems really good, especially given how affordable it is in the early game.

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Recruiter looks disgustingly strong on a 5/2.

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For old time's sake, presenting: COMBOS WITH SCOUT (RIP)

Mountain Village: One of the big problems with Scout is when you buy it, you don't get to play it until your next shuffle. But Mountain Village solves that problem by letting you pluck your freshly purchased Scout from your discard pile and put it into your hand. For better results, add in more Scouts (note: the pile is likely to run).

Seer: Scout can't draw itself. But Seer can draw Scout, and it will draw those pesky Estates so that Scout can draw the Victory cards you really want in hand, like Duchies or something.

Scholar: This makes you discard your hand, which is a huge problem: say goodbye to your precious green cards! That's where Scout comes in, drawing them back into your hand for you, where you want them.

Now I see why Donald had to remove Scout--he realized any game that had Renaissance cards and Scout would just be over too quickly.

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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: September 21, 2018, 09:10:03 pm »
Anybody else see the brief teaser for the Joaquin Phoenix "Joker" movie and think it actually looked pretty damn cool?

https://twitter.com/wbpictures/status/1043184618160021505

Admittedly, my expectations are so low after Jared Leto's abysmally bad portrayal of the Joker in Suicide Squad (not entirely his fault, but dear lord) that probably anything would excite me, but yeah. I think Phoenix could pull this off.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Chariot Race
« on: September 18, 2018, 02:56:53 pm »
Anecdotally, I seem to get crushed every time I don't get at least as many Chariot Races as my opponent, unless the game can be ended very quickly.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: f.ds Mafia Hub
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:48:58 pm »
I am working on a Westworld themed game, to run as a normal "M."

I will recycle at least one element from the Lost game--a third party "Serial Killer" whose win con is not to be the last man standing, but rather to kill a specific group of players.

I am not planning to re-use the draft, however.

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Very well played by mcmc. Good job by Awaclus, too.

I'm taking this as a sign that town should want short Day 1s ;)

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Joseph was in a tough spot here. Killing mcmc and then playing up my paranoia about that last game where I mislynched him in the end might have been his best move. Hard to tell.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Six!)
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:58:56 pm »
Yeah the setup was awesome. The day where we had three claimed cops, one clearly lying and a secret fourth cop, that was mafia at it's most enjoyably insane. This is a game to bookmark.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Six!)
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:52:35 pm »
Yeah, I thought so.

We win! I am NOT scum.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Six!)
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:48:14 pm »
Although I'm not 100% sure that vote counts...

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Six!)
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:47:44 pm »
I am not scum! You were right.

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Forum Games / Re: Apparently this is where people talk when it's night
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:29:14 pm »
Well this was disappointing. I definitely thought some people here were still living around the area from what I read here. Oh well. Maybe they moved away too, or they just don't fancy meeting me.


Come to DC!

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Six!)
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:28:40 pm »
I would have voted Joseph over Dsell.

Well, let me qualify that: on my own, absent any other consideration, I would have been strongly tempted to lynch Dsell. But I promised you and Galz I would lynch Joseph, which gives me a clean conscience if it's wrong, so ultimately I would have lynched Joseph.

If I'm scum, I have nothing to gain from killing Dsell. Doing so might make you re-think some things, because it's a weird move. The normal thing was the best thing for me. Joseph on the other hand, needs to stir the pot. And I commend him for doing so, I think it was the right move.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Six!)
« on: September 13, 2018, 08:22:12 am »
If I was scum I would have done the obvious thing and killed mcmc. This is desperate scum!Joseph trying to shake things up.

A bold move, by the way. Won't work, though.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Five!)
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:32:57 pm »
Wow, that makes my job so much easier. Vote: Joseph

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Five!)
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:51:57 pm »
I guess I'm just uncomfortable with how easy Dsell has had it this game. Never really suspected, nobody voted for him, got to act all exuberant and positive because it was his first game back and golly gee he's just happy to be playing again.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Five!)
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:45:54 pm »
Mcmc, please make this your signature

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With some peeps left alive galz came under pressure and self voted, he was [insert flip] the misunderstood town who mcmc is sorry he doesn’t read good (like a school for ants)

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Five!)
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:44:04 pm »
Fine, Delay vote: Joseph, though I assume this is not legal.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Five!)
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:41:00 pm »
Can we just delay vote: Joseph and get our darn flips.

With some peeps left alive galz came under pressure and self voted, he was [insert flip] the misunderstood town who mcmc is sorry he doesn’t read good (like a school for ants), or he was [insert flip] the slow rolled of the century and shouldn’t have kept the act up this long (for real tho plz).

Yaaarg I died in the night I was blah blah blah a town. As you all knew.

Dsell and Robzors were good little pups and lynched joseph, he was [insert flip] under the radar scum who’s partner got caught earlier then expected, or [insert flip] under the radar town who’s partners wish he was more active.

MVP goes to awaclus or mcmc depending on how good your memory is, or robz or dsell for being sneaky bois

This is the post of the century.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Five!)
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:36:16 pm »
I'm not sure where all this confidence  Dsell is town is coming from, though I will defer to you.

Also, I'm having flashbacks to a previous game, somewhere in the 97-107s, where I was in a final three with Andrew and Joseph, and chose Joseph because his play was sort of weird and had irked me and he hadn't said much all game--just like this--but of course he was town and I'd been played by a masterful scum Andrew performance.

Dsell is town for me because, like myself, he was the target lynch of Gkrieg for much of D2, and then he was the first to push e's lynch on D3. It's possible Gkrueg was trying to bus him. It's also possible he was early voting e for town cred. But neither you, nor Joseph have either of those things going for you, which simply makes Dsell seem much more likely to be town.

I bolded the above part, this is false!

I investigated Datswan and got scum.  Maybe I was framed, as cops make good frame targets since we now know that the fake cop is regular scum not traitor, probably would have investigated a VT had I thought more about it but I just got excited when gkrieg flipped traitor and with my limited access over the weekend went with the first thing that I thought of.

There's a mcmc post, and then me.

What E said: "Lol I am mafia."

Dsell's post also suspecting E came later.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Five!)
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:23:24 pm »
I'm not sure where all this confidence  Dsell is town is coming from, though I will defer to you.

Also, I'm having flashbacks to a previous game, somewhere in the 97-107s, where I was in a final three with Andrew and Joseph, and chose Joseph because his play was sort of weird and had irked me and he hadn't said much all game--just like this--but of course he was town and I'd been played by a masterful scum Andrew performance.

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Mafia Game Threads / Re: M118: Pacific Northwest Mafia (Day Five!)
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:16:19 pm »
If robz and dsell don’t lynch Joseph tommorow there will be scoldings to be had

Sure, sure, but I really will be absolving myself of all blame if this turns out wrong.

That's fine. If it makes you feel better, even Joseph thinks he's town:

Joseph: Robz -> Galz -> Dsell
Galz: Joseph -> Robz -> Dsell
Dsell: Joseph -> Robz -> Galz
Robz: Galz ->
Mcmc: Galz -> Joseph -> Dsell

Right, which is characteristic of play that doesn't make a lot of sense if Joseph is scum.

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