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Goko Dominion Online / Online game log display
« on: June 16, 2015, 12:27:31 am »
So I put this in "Feedback/Suggestions" over at Making Fun and encountered some resistance, and I'm wondering, am I in the minority? Hence this poll, because I'm curious. This question is about in-game logs visible during a game of Dominion, not the same log when viewed after a game.

I'm thinking some of this split comes from streamers vs. non-streamers and casual vs. competitive, but I'm unsure.

EDIT: Didn't mean to make this a private poll. You can still see the results, just not who voted what. Sorry.

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Howdy all! Cat and Mouse Game Store is hosting another Dominion tournament, due in large part to the great reception our last tournament received!

If you played in the previous tournament, be sure to check out "What's different?" below. Most importantly, there's a new location. If you're in the Chicagoland area and looking for a chance to play competitive Dominion in-person, read on - all are welcome! Full details are at the registration link.

Tournament Details
Date: Saturday, May 30
Time: 1 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Cat and Mouse Game Store WEST LOOP (directions)
Players: 15 total
Style: 3-player games, limited round robin*, everyone gets 5 games
Cards: all of 'em, including promos!, curated expansion-focused random Kingdoms**
Registration: click here to register in advance (strongly recommended)
Cost: $10
Prizes:
  • all participants: $5 store gift-card
  • Prize Pool (1st place gets first pick, 2nd place second pick, 3rd place gets what remains):
    • $25 store gift card
    • Prince promo card
    • Governor promo card

*each player will play almost every other player during the tournament
**Each kingdom will feature 4 cards from a specific expansion, selected randomly, plus 6 cards from the rest of the card pool, also randomly selected. I will then consider the entire Kingdom and make any changes necessary to ensure that a 3-player game using that Kingdom can finish in the 40 minutes allotted for each game. Adventures is guaranteed to be one of the 5 expansions chosen as the focus of a Kingdom. Adventures cards could also pop up in the other four rounds (or not, it's random!)

What's different from last time?
  • NEW LOCATION - this one is at our other store in the West Loop neighborhood, which has a) a larger play area that is b) separated from the rest of the store - no more playing while people shop six inches from you
  • NEW FORMAT - this time, it's 3-player games
  • NEW CARDS - this one includes Adventures  ;D
  • Lower entry fee - though this does mean fewer prizes, everyone still leaves with something
  • More games - all players will get 5 games instead of 4!

A note on the tournament philosophy
I am the sole tournament organizer, director, staff, lackey, final boss, etc. The store simply can't afford to run the holy grail of competitive Dominion - 2-player games, full random every table every round, with a table judge for each game (though I wish we could). This means I'll be placing a fair amount of faith in each player to play and behave honorably, same as last time (when that faith was well-placed, I might add). The overall time constraint for the tournament means that not all players will play each other (almost, though!) If you're looking for a hyper-competitive, table judge-with-a-finger-in-all-the-rulebooks-at-all-times experience, I can't offer it to you. What I can offer is five competitive in-person games of Dominion with awesome new cards and great people (really, read the other thread).  :D

If you have any questions about this event, please ask here!

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Looks like RGG will now be publishing these two small expansions as a regular "big box" expansion. Cornucopia has actually been out of print for a bit at the distributor level, so I speculate this might be a "permanent" change. This is the entirety of the product description from RGG's site:

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This combines Cornucopia and Guilds in one large box.



Nothing earth-shattering here. Why are you even in this thread? Go read Adventures previews!

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Howdy all. I'm quite pleased to announce that Cat & Mouse Games (one of the hosts of the Chicago f.ds meetup) is hosting a TableTop Day Dominion tournament run by yours truly! I'm quite excited for this one and would love to see some f.ds representation! Here's the details:

Date: April 11, 2015 (TableTop Day) @ 1 PM
Location: Cat & Mouse Bucktown Game Store, Chicago IL
Players: 16 total
Style: 4-player games, Swiss with a final
Cards: all of 'em, including promos!, random sets
Registration: required, click here
Cost: $15 (money goes toward prize support)
Prizes:
  • all participants: Prince promo
  • 4th - $25 gift card
  • 3rd - $30 gift card
  • 2nd - $40 gift card
  • 1st - $75 gift card, Broken Token Dominion box kit, RGG Treasure box, pre-qualified for World Masters at GenCon

I was really hoping Adventures would be out before this (the cards wouldn't be in the tournament no matter what) and it could dual-function as a release party, so fingers crossed the printer is quicker than RGG is expecting.

Also, if there is sufficient interest, I'm open to hosting f.ds people (whether you played in the tournament or not) at my apartment (~4 miles away) afterwards for more Dominion/gaming.

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Goko Dominion Online / Dear my opponent: I am sorry
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:03:50 pm »
that Goko dropped our game near the end. It's times like these that I wish I could quit online Dominion.  >:(

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Avalon (Evil wins!)
« on: July 21, 2014, 02:57:51 pm »
Players
*Jimmmmm
jotheonah
Nevermind
mcmc
chairs
luser
Tables

Roles and PMs
3 vanilla Loyal Servants
1 Merlin

1 Assassin
2 vanilla Minions


All messages will have the same title.

Loyal Servants of Arthur

Quote
Welcome, you are a Loyal Servant of Arthur. Have 3 successful Quests to win, so long as the Assassin does not kill Merlin!

Merlin

Quote
Welcome, you are Merlin. Have 3 successful Quests to win, so long as the Assassin does not kill you! [Player Name], [Player Name] and [Player Name] are Evil.

Minions of Mordred

Quote
Welcome, you are a Minion of Mordred. Have 3 failed Quests to win! [Player Name] and [Player Name] are your fellow evil teammates.

Assassin
Quote
Welcome, you are the Assassin. Have 3 failed Quests to win! [Player Name] and [Player Name] are your fellow evil teammates.

Quests

Quest 1.1
Leader: Jimmmmm
Team: Jimmmmm, jotheonah

Yes: jotheonah, Nevermind, Jimmmmm
No: chairs, luser, mcmc, Tables

Proposal fails!


Quest 1.2
Leader: jotheonah
Team: jotheonah, Tables

Yes: jotheonah, Nevermind, Tables
No: chairs, Jimmmmm, luser, mcmc

Proposal fails!


Quest 1.3
Leader: Nevermind
Team: Nevermind, chairs

Yes: chairs, mcmc, Nevermind
No: Jimmmmm, jotheonah, luser, Tables

Proposal fails!


Quest 1.4
Leader: mcmc
Team: mcmc, chairs

Yes: chairs, mcmc, Nevermind, Tables
No: Jimmmmm, jotheonah, luser

Proposal passes!


Quest 1
Players: chairs, mcmc
Votes: Success, Success

Quest 1 is a Success!


Quest 2.1
Leader: chairs
Team: chairs, jotheonah, Tables

Yes: chairs, jotheonah
No: Jimmmmm, luser, mcmc, Nevermind, Tables

Proposal fails!


Quest 2.2
Leader: luser
Team: chairs, luser, Jimmmmm

Yes: chairs, Jimmmmm, mcmc, luser
No: jotheonah, Nevermind, Tables

Proposal passes


Quest 2
Players: chairs, luser, Jimmmmm
Votes: Success, Success, Success

Quest 2 is a Success!


Quest 3.1
Leader: Tables
Team: chairs, luser, Jimmmmm

Yes: chairs, Jimmmmm, jotheonah, mcmc, Tables
No: luser, Nevermind

Proposal passes!


Apologies for the delay!

Quest 3
Players: chairs, luser, Jimmmmm
Votes: Success, Fail, Fail

Quest 3 has Failed!


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Tournaments and Events / Anyone going to DetCon?
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:38:20 pm »
In Detroit, July 17-20. I'll be bringing my complete (except Prince  :'() Dominion and hanging out in the game room almost the entire con.

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Other Games / What is the worst way you've seen a game taught?
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:05:33 pm »
Inspired to create this post based on a way a friend started teaching Euphoria last night. The first thing he said to the new player was "These are called markets. You flip them when their cost has been paid and you get to pay less for placing an authority token..."

For those not familiar with the game: he started teaching by describing something that happens in the mid-stage of the game, with no explanation of resources, points, overall goal, etc.

So what's the worst way you've seen a game taught?

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Mafia Game Threads / M45 - Stack the Deck Rerun (mafia wins)
« on: May 31, 2014, 03:09:50 pm »
Welcome to M45: Stack the Deck Rerun

Mod: Voltaire

Players (12 total):

1. yuma (Pawn (Mafia Goon)) - mod-killed D3
2. Robz888 (Pearl Diver (VT)) - killed N3
3. Witherweaver (Jorbles (Mafia Goon)) - lynched D4
4. Teproc (Noble (Goon Cop)) - killed N4
5. ADK
6. Eevee (Tyler Durden (VT)) - killed N2
7. Delirious Deleuze mail-mi (Horace Slughorn (VT)) - lynched D2
8. XerxesPraelor
9. AndrewisFTTW (Mutineer (VT)) - lynched D5
10. Ichimaru Gin
11. faust (Sakon and Ukon (Town Bodyguard)) - killed N1
12. EgorK (Cyberman Sentry (Town Roleblocker)) - lynched D1

Subs:

Tags: ashersky / mail-mi / chairs / scott_pilgrim

The Rules of Mafia will be used with the following changes. Please read them if this is your first time playing!

- Day deadlines will be 7 days and night deadlines will be 48 hours.
- During the first 24 hours of night, please PM the mods to confirm that you are still playing. After 24 hours, if you have not done so, the mods will PM you to check to see if you are still in fact playing. If we have not received a confirmation by the time Night is supposed to end, Night will continue as we look for a replacement.
- Days may start earlier than scheduled if every player still alive says they are comfortable opening up the next day early in their check-in PM. The deadline for the next day will remain the same.
- if the deadline is reached without a player reaching the lynch number, a no-lynch will occur
- prods of absent players will be issued upon request after 24 hours. A replacement will be located starting after 48 hours with no reply to a prod.

Set-up specific info found in the next post.

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Let it be known that there will be a f.ds Meetup in Chicago the weekend of July 12-13.

Saturday: Schuba's Tavern (3159 N Southport Ave), 1PM-6PM
Sunday: Cat & Mouse Game Store (2212 W Armitage Ave), 11AM-5PM

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

Coming? Tell everyone what you're bringing, or request a game

If you are strongly interested in coming please PM me so I can get an idea of the attendance - your PM is not a commitment, but it really helps me plan for the appropriate size of the events. If you are interested in traveling with another member to Chicago or sharing a hotel room, post here.

If there is anything people would like to discuss about the meetup, talk here! I'll have more details as they are available.

(idea inspired by these threads)


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Non-Mafia Game Threads / f.ds Nomic 1 (Thread 3): liopoil's turn
« on: February 11, 2014, 11:40:48 am »
NOTE: Points/N$ listed here are out-of-date. Refer to the Tracking Spreadsheet for current totals.

Turn Order. Player - Score - N$
1. mail-mi - 2 - 990
2. liopoil - 7 - 990
3. Jack Rudd - 3 - 990
4. EFHW - 0 - 990
5. Jimmmmm - 6 - 1000
6. Voltaire - 4 - 961
7. Grujah - 10 - 970
8. WalrusMcFishSir - 0 - 1000
9. scott_pilgrim - 3 - 1010

Officers
Steward - mail-mi
Cartographer - Grujah
Bureaucrat - Voltaire
Moneylender - liopoil

Game Description, Tracking Spreadsheet

IP Actions (4 IP/turn)
1 - move unit
1 - gain points via adjacency (2 for you, 1 for other)
1 - create unit (if current units = 0)
1 - spawn a treasure chest
1 - assign class to unit
1 - raise unit attribute one level
1 - feed Hungry unit

Rules are here (and will be updated throughout.)

Quote from: the Rules
Immutable Rules (can't be changed (exception: see rule 103))

101. All players must always abide by all the rules then in effect, in the form in which they are then in effect. The rules in the Initial Set are in effect whenever a game begins. The Initial Set consists of Rules 101-116 (immutable) and 201-213 (mutable).

102. Initially rules in the 100's are immutable and rules in the 200's are mutable. Rules subsequently enacted or transmuted (that is, changed from immutable to mutable or vice versa) may be immutable or mutable regardless of their numbers, and rules in the Initial Set may be transmuted regardless of their numbers.

103. A rule-change is any of the following: (1) the enactment, repeal, or amendment of a mutable rule; or (2) the transmutation of an immutable rule into a mutable rule or vice versa.

104. All rule-changes proposed in the proper way shall be voted on. They will be adopted if and only if they receive the required number of votes.

106. All proposed rule-changes shall be written down before they are voted on. If they are adopted, they shall guide play in the form in which they were voted on.

107. No rule-change may take effect earlier than the moment of the completion of the vote that adopted it, even if its wording explicitly states otherwise. No rule-change may have retroactive application.

109. Rule-changes that transmute immutable rules into mutable rules may be adopted if and only if the vote is unanimous among the eligible voters. Transmutation shall not be implied, but must be stated explicitly in a proposal to take effect.

110. In a conflict between a mutable and an immutable rule, the immutable rule takes precedence and the mutable rule shall be entirely void. For the purposes of this rule a proposal to transmute an immutable rule does not "conflict" with that immutable rule.

111. If a rule-change as proposed is unclear, ambiguous, paradoxical, or destructive of play, or if it arguably consists of two or more rule-changes compounded or is an amendment that makes no difference, or if it is otherwise of questionable value, then the other players may suggest amendments or argue against the proposal before the vote. A reasonable time must be allowed for this debate. The proponent decides the final form in which the proposal is to be voted on and, unless the Judge has been asked to do so, also decides the time to end debate and vote.

112. The state of affairs that constitutes winning may not be altered from achieving n points to any other state of affairs. The magnitude of n and the means of earning points may be changed, and rules that establish a winner when play cannot continue may be enacted and (while they are mutable) be amended or repealed.

113. A player always has the option to forfeit the game rather than continue to play or incur a game penalty. No penalty worse than losing, in the judgment of the player to incur it, may be imposed.

114. There must always be at least one mutable rule. The adoption of rule-changes must never become completely impermissible.

115. Rule-changes that affect rules needed to allow or apply rule-changes are as permissible as other rule-changes. Even rule-changes that amend or repeal their own authority are permissible. No rule-change or type of move is impermissible solely on account of the self-reference or self-application of a rule.

116. Whatever is not prohibited or regulated by a rule is permitted and unregulated, with the sole exception of changing the rules, which is permitted only when a rule or set of rules explicitly or implicitly permits it.

Mutable Rules (Can be changed/amended)

205. An adopted rule-change takes full effect at the moment of the completion of the vote that adopted it.

207. Each player always has exactly one vote.

211. If two or more mutable rules conflict with one another, or if two or more immutable rules conflict with one another, then the rule with the lowest ordinal number takes precedence.

If at least one of the rules in conflict explicitly says of itself that it defers to another rule (or type of rule) or takes precedence over another rule (or type of rule), then such provisions shall supersede the numerical method for determining precedence.

If two or more rules claim to take precedence over one another or to defer to one another, then the numerical method again governs.

213. If the rules are changed so that further play is impossible, or if the legality of a move cannot be determined with finality, or if by the Judge's best reasoning, not overruled, a move appears equally legal and illegal, then the first player unable to complete a turn is the winner.

This rule takes precedence over every other rule determining the winner.

Rule Changes and Amendments

303: (mutable) A player may propose up to three rule-changes in a single turn if all such rule-changes are either repeals or transmutations. These rule-changes will be voted on together and will either be all approved or all rejected. The number of votes required for approval will be the minimum required for a single proposed rule-change. This rule takes precedence over any rule allowing only one rule-change per turn.

307. (mutable) At any time, a person not playing may post in-thread that they want to join the game.  They must bold their request to be in.  In the same post, they must choose a color which will personally represent them in this game (referred to as "your color", "player's color", etc.). When this happens, after the current turn is over, they are inserted into the player order by being put in before the player whose turn was just finished.  They start with 0 points.

Colors are chosen by posting in thread a color in the format (Red Value, Green Value, Blue Value), where each Color Value is an integer between 0 and 255. So for example, (0, 0, 0) would be black, (255, 0, 0) would be red, (0, 255, 0) would be green, and so on.

White (255,255,255) may not be chosen as a personal color, nor may colors with all Color Values greater than 200. Players are encouraged to choose colors which are as unique and distinct as possible, and may not choose colors which are too similar to white or previously chosen colors. Whether the color is distinct enough may be settled by judgment if necessary.

317. (mutable) The official currency of f.ds Nomic shall be the Nomic Dollar. The abbreviation for Nomic Dollars shall be N$.

Each player shall have a personal quantity of Nomic Dollars, which shall be listed in the opening post.

318: (mutable) Any player who has never had their personal quantity of Nomic Dollars set immediately has it set to N$1000.

If any former player re-joins the game, their personal quantity of Nomic Dollars is immediately set to either N$1000 or the quantity they had when they last left the game, whichever is lower.

324: (mutable) At the beginning of their turn, a player may post a draft proposal for a rule change. When making the final proposal, he may change some details of the draft but the intention and spirit of the rule must stay the same.

325: (mutable) The active player may make a motion to suspend any number of rules during their turn.  This must be done at the same time as the presentation of the draft proposal(s), and the rules to be suspended must be explicitly named.  Voting on the motion begins immediately, and players must post their votes in the thread, in the format [Yes|No] on Motion to Suspend. The motion passes if two-thirds of the players vote yes, and immediately fails if one-third of the players vote no.  If, after 60 hours, the motion has not passed or failed, players who have not voted are considered not eligible voters on this motion.

If the motion passes, all players (including Judges) must treat the game as though those rules are not in effect, during that turn only, for all purposes including decisions regarding whether a proposal is valid, or whether a move is legal.

If the motion fails, that player may not make another motion to suspend rules during this turn.  Any further drafts of that player's proposal must contain some portion of the original proposal.  If no portion of the original proposal can be retained without suspending the rules, all players are eligible to end the current player's turn; this clause overrides rule 332.

Both mutable and immutable rules may be suspended in this manner, but this rule cannot be suspended by itself.

326: (mutable) The world map consists of a 16x16 grid of square tiles. Rows are named 1-16 from top to bottom, and columns A-P, left to right. Tiles are named by their column and row pair. Synonyms for top, bottom, left and right are north, south, west and east, respectively. A tile is considered directly adjacent to other tiles to its immediate north, south, west and east. A tile is considered diagonally adjacent to other tiles to its immediate south-east, south-west, north-east and north-west.

327: (mutable) Players take turns in player order.

328: (mutable) A turn is over and the next turn simultaneously begins only when a player eligible to end the turn announces it. An announcement to change turns must be bold, and it must mention the next player's name and that it is their turn. Players are only eligible to end the turn if it is explicitly stated by some rule, and if no rule states they're not eligible. This clause takes precedence over any other rule specifying eligibility to end a turn. Whenever a turn ends during voting, the motion voted on automatically fails.

329: (mutable) Players are eligible to end their own turn. If all "mandatory" actions have been taken during a turn, all players are eligible to end the turn.

330: (mutable) If a player has not proposed a rule within 72 hours of the start of their turn, all players are eligible to end the turn. Voting required by any rule and waiting for a Judge to settle an issue do not count towards this time.

332: (mutable) After a player ends a turn, players have 24 hours to invoke Judgement on the issue whether the player ending the turn was eligible to do so. If play continues after the action(s) being Judged occurred, and the Judgement overturns the action(s) taken, play resets to the gamestate immediately prior to the overturned action(s). Otherwise, play will continue from the current gamestate.

333: (mutable) If players disagree about the legality of a move or the interpretation or application of a rule, then any player may decide to invoke Judgment as follows: They must announce the dispute in question and state at least one proposed resolution. In the same post they must use the forum system to roll a 1d(# of players). The player whose turn number in the opening post corresponds to the number rolled is named the Judge unless this would cause the selection of the player invoking Judgment, a player whose move is being challenged, or a player who has previously been Judge this turn and has been overruled. If one of these cases would occur, the player invoking Judgment must perform another random die roll. If for some reason all players are excluded from being the Judge, then the Judge is selected by the same random die-roll process with no player except the one invoking Judgment excluded.

If the number of players (including whether a particular player is playing) is the issue under dispute, then the die shall be rolled to reflect the larger number of players and the player whose presence in the game is in question shall be excluded from being Judge.

If the turn ordering is the issue under dispute, then the player invoking Judgment will list all players who are playing and assign them numbers for the purpose of determining the Judge. These numbers will be used instead of the turn numbers, but only for the purpose of selecting the Judge.

The player selected as Judge must settle the issue in question. Nobody is eligible to end the turn after Judgment has been invoked, unless the current Judge has settled the issue, and the last time the Judge settled an issue was more than 24 hours ago. Also, nobody is eligible to end the turn during the process of voting to overrule a Judge.

If the Judge has settled an issue in the last 24 hours, any player other than the Judge may open a vote to overrule the Judge. The motion passes if two-thirds of the players vote yes, and fails if more than one-third of the players vote no.  If, after 60 hours, the motion has not passed or failed, players who have not voted are considered not eligible voters on this motion.

If a Judge's Judgment is overruled, then a player must select a new Judge in the manner described above, with all players who have been Judge this turn excluded from being the new Judge. The player who originally invoked Judgment is still excluded from being Judge, but the player rolling for a new Judge is not.

Unless a Judge is overruled, one Judge settles all questions arising from the game until the next turn is begun, including questions as to his or her own legitimacy and jurisdiction as Judge.

New Judges are not bound by the decisions of old Judges. New Judges may, however, settle only those questions on which the players currently disagree and that affect the completion of the turn in which Judgment was invoked. All decisions by Judges shall be in accordance with all the rules then in effect; but when the rules are silent, inconsistent, or unclear on the point at issue, then the Judge shall consider game-custom and the spirit of the game before applying other standards.

335: (mutable) At the beginning of his or her turn, each player gains four Initiative Points (abbreviated IPs). These IPs may be spent during his or her turn to affect the gamestate in various ways. Spending an IP causes a player's quantity of IPs to be reduced by one, and a player may not spend IPs if it would bring his or her quantity of IPs to less than zero. A player's quantity of IPs may not be changed unless it is explicitly allowed by a rule. The player does not need to spend all of his or her IPs, or any of them if he or she so chooses. If a player attempts to spend IPs in a way which is judged to be against the rules, that player's attempted actions will not succeed, but he will not lose the IPs he attempted to spend in this way.

At the end of each player's turn, his or her quantity of IPs is set to zero, such that IPs may not be saved for future turns.

If he or she has no Units on the World Map, a player may spend one IP to create a Unit of his or her allegiance on any World Map tile that does not already contain a Unit.

To create a Unit in this way, post in thread the following bolded command: Create ##, where ## is the name of the tile where the Unit will be created.

A player may spend one IP to move a Unit of his or her allegiance to a tile which is directly adjacent or diagonally adjacent to its current position. Multiple IPs may be spent in this way each turn, and a Unit may occupy the same tile multiple times in one turn. A player may not attempt to move a Unit to an invalid tile, or to a tile which already contains a Unit.

To move a Unit in this way, post in thread the following bolded command: Move ## to %%, where ## is the name of the tile where the Unit is positioned, and %% is the name of the tile to which the Unit is moving.

336: (mutable) A player may post Give N$x to Y, where x is a positive integer less than or equal to the posting player's current total number of Nomic dollars, and Y is a player name.  If a player does this, then his or her total quantity of Nomic dollars decreases by x, and player Y's total quantity of Nomic dollars increases by x.

337: (mutable) When a player reaches 100 points, they win. When a player wins, they add one Legacy Point (LP) to their Legacy Point total and sets their points to 0. When a player joins the game, they have 0 LPs.

339: (mutable) Immediately after the end of a player's turn, they must, if they are able to, pay an upkeep cost for any units they currently have on the World Map.

The upkeep cost for n units, in Nomic Dollars, is equal to ten times the sum of all integers from 1 to n.

If the player's personal quantity of Nomic Dollars is sufficient to cover the upkeep cost, it is deducted automatically after the end of their turn. Otherwise, nothing is deducted and all of their units are inactive until the end of their next turn.

A player may not give any commands to, or receive any benefits from, an inactive unit.

340: (mutable)  If the current player has a unit directly or diagonally adjacent to another player's unit, the active player may spend one IP to gain two points and the owner of the adjacent unit will gain one point. This process is known as "Proximity". Players may not use one of their own units more than once a turn to earn points via Proximity.  Units may not earn points through Proximity during the turn they are created.

To earn these points, a player must post in thread the following bolded command: Proximity between ## and %%, where ## is the name of the tile their unit is on and %% is the name of the tile the other player's unit is on.

341: (mutable) If a rule amends, repeals, or transmutes an existing rule, the rule it amends, repeals, or transmutes will be removed from the rules at the same time that the new rule takes effect. The portion of the new rule which refers to the act of amending, repealing, or transmuting the existing rule, (such as, but not limited to, "Amend ### to the following:", "Repeal rule ###", "Transmute rule", etc.) will also be removed immediately after the new rule takes effect.

350: (mutable) Game constructs may not be changed unless explicitly permitted in the rules. A game construct is any piece, point, component, flavor, or related item present in the game. Examples include, but are not limited to, points, Legacy Points, Nomic dollars, units, color, etc. A change is the addition, deletion, or alteration of a game construct.

356: (mutable) Once per turn, the current player may spend 1 IP to spawn a treasure chest in any empty location. He does this by posting Treasure chest at ## where ## is the name of the tile where the treasure chest is spawned. This tile cannot be entered by any unit until the end of the turn. Also, units cannot be created on locations with treasure chests or move to locations with treasure chests on the turn they are created. The previous two sentences overrule any rule allowing for such movement or creation.

When the chest is created, the current player rolls 1d200. When a unit enters a location with a chest, the result is added to the player owning that unit's amount of Nomic dollars, and the chest disappears.

358: (mutable) When a rule-change is finalized by the player proposing the rule change, it will be voted on. Eligible voters will vote by posting in thread. Votes should be presented in the form Vote: Yes on rule ---, Vote: No on rule ---, or Vote: Abstain on rule ---(where '---' denotes the proposal number). The player proposing the rule will by default vote yes unless they say otherwise. Once over half of the eligible voters who didn't Vote: Abstain have voted yes, the proposal is passed. Once either half of the eligible voters who didn't Vote: Abstain have voted no, or the player proposing the rule chooses to end the voting, the proposal fails. If a proposal has been in the voting stage for 36 hours or more and has not been resolved, all players who have not yet voted are not considered eligible voters (for this vote). This effectively ends the vote with only players currently voting.

359: (mutable) Each proposed rule-change shall be given a number for reference. The numbers shall begin with 301, and each rule-change proposed in the proper way shall receive the next successive integer, whether or not the proposal is adopted.

If a rule is repealed and reenacted, it receives the number of the proposal to reenact it. If a rule is amended or transmuted, it receives the number of the proposal to amend or transmute it. If an amendment is amended or repealed, the entire rule of which it is a part receives the number of the proposal to amend or repeal the amendment.

360: (mutable) Units represent people.  Each unit can have one class and any number of attributes.  Attributes and classes are defined by rules, and should be capitalized.

Classes.  A unit can be placed without a class, or assigned to a class at the time of placement.  Each class has unique abilities.  Assigning a unit to a class costs 1 IP and can be done at any point in the player's turn by posting in bold Assign Unit at ## to X class.  Units can change class, but they lose all their attributes.  Units of different classes are identical when all attributes are at level 0.

This rule defines the classes Farmer and Soldier.  Their special abilities could be reflected in attributes such as skill, productivity, tools, etc.  Farmers are represented on the map by a block "F" in the player's color.  Soldiers are represented on the map by a block "S" in the player's color.

Attributes.   Attributes give units new abilities or increase existing abilities.  Some attributes affect all units the same way, others give abilities specialized to the unit's class.  A unit needs to belong to a class in order to be assigned attributes.  All attributes start at level 0.  Abilities at each level depend on the attribute.  To raise an attribute up a level costs N$25 and 1 IP and can be ordered at any point in the player's turn by posting in bold Unit at ##: Raise X [attribute] to level Y [the next level].  Pay N$25.  Raised attributes take effect immediately, so they can be raised and used in the same turn, including the turn they are placed.  However, any given attribute can only be raised one level per turn per unit. 

This rule defines the attribute Speed (abbreviation Sp.).  Units at level 0 Speed move one space a turn.  All units at level 1 Speed can move 2 spaces per turn, at level 2, 3 spaces per turn, and so forth.  This attribute is currently the same for all classes.

This rule also defines the attribute Skill (abbreviation Sk.).  For Skill, the abilities associated with each level depend on the class of the unit.  Other players' units cannot move into proximity with Soldiers at level 1 skill.  Units that are already adjacent at the time of the attribute raise are not affected until they wish to move to a new square.  Farmers at Skill level 1 get double proximity points. 

Attributes are represented on the map under the unit symbol by small print abbreviations followed by the relevant level.  For example, Sp 1, Sk 2.

361: (mutable) Each unit has an inventory which initially has a capacity of 5 units.
Unless stated otherwise in the rules, each item takes up 1 unit of capacity.

Immediately following the turn of the last player in the player order, each unit which is able to automatically consumes 1 Food from its inventory.
Any unit which does not have any food in its inventory at this time becomes Hungry.
Any Hungry unit which does not have any Food in its inventory at this time is permanently removed from the game.

If a Hungry unit has Food in its inventory, the player who controls it may spend 1 IP and post in bold Feed unit at ##. 1 Food is used up and the unit is no longer Hungry.
This is the only command that can be given to a Hungry unit - it can neither move nor perform any other kind of action.

Whenever a unit is on the map which has never had any Food in its inventory, it immediately gains 2 Food items.

362: (mutable) A player may propose one or more rule changes of any type on their turn.  These rule-changes will be voted on together and will either be all approved or all rejected. The number of votes required for approval will be the minimum required for a single proposed rule-change.  Proposing one or more rule-changes is a "mandatory" action during the turn.

363: (mutable) In order to facilitate accurate and error-free record-keeping, certain Offices will be maintained. Players may occupy any number of Offices concurrently. Players who occupy an Office are known as Officers. The actions of Officers do not constitute official rulings (they may make mistakes), but it is assumed they are making a good-faith effort to be accurate at all times.

Any time there is a vacant Office, an election is immediately triggered. Eligible voters will vote by posting in thread. Votes should be presented in the form "Vote: XX for YY" or Vote: Abstain on YY (where XX refers to the player and YY refers to the office). Once any player has achieved over half of the eligible voters who didn't Vote: Abstain, the election ends and that player wins. If an Office has been in the voting stage for 36 hours or more and has not been resolved, all players who have not yet voted are not considered eligible voters (for this vote). This effectively ends the vote with only players currently voting. The player with the majority of votes wins. In the case of a tie, a second vote will be triggered in which only the tied players are eligible to be voted for. If there is still a tie, the forum's dice roll function will be used. Any player may roll a 1dX (where X represents the number of players tied). The tied players are sorted in alphabetical order and assigned numbers in ascending order to represent them in this roll (if Bob and Alice are tied, a 1d2 is rolled, with 1 representing Alice and 2 representing Bob). The player who wins the die roll wins the election.

During any Office election, no voters are eligible to end the turn. This clause overrides all rules relating to who has authority to end a turn.

Officers may resign at any time by posting "I resign as XX" in bold, where XX refers to the office(s) they hold. This will trigger an election for any vacated Offices.

Officers may be impeached. At any point a player may start an impeachment vote by posting "Impeach: XX" (where XX refers to the player to be impeached). The impeachment vote will last until all players have voted or the current turn ends. If 2/3rds of all players are voting for impeachment at the time the vote ends, the impeachment succeeds. If a player is impeached, an election for any vacated Offices is triggered.

Offices:
  • Steward - the Steward keeps track of the points and Legacy Points accumulated by each player.
  • Cartographer - the Cartographer keeps track of the map and all related aspects of the game.
  • Bureaucrat  - the Bureaucrat  maintains the rule-set.
  • Moneylender - the Moneylender keeps track of each player's money.

In a situation where it is unclear which Officer should be doing the tracking, the Officers should discuss the situation and decide amongst themselves. If they cannot agree, any player may invoke Judgement and the Judge will assign the task to the Officer he deems appropriate.

Officers may keep records wherever they wish (as allowed within the rules), but it is expected that, whenever possible, they will do so using the Google Doc linked in the opening post. The owner of the opening post will do their best to keep it as up-to-date as possible based on the information provided by the Officers, but it should not be relied upon as the most current source of information.

All Officers receive N$10 each time the turn order passes the last player in the player list. If players hold multiple Offices, they receive the appropriate multiple salaries.

364: (mutable) At the beginning of each player's turn, each other player's quantity of IPs is increased by one.

Every player with more than zero IPs may be considered an "active" or "current" player for the purposes of spending IPs. However, a player's quantity of IPs is only set to zero at the end of his or her own turn.

365: (mutable) If a player has a unit with the farmer class on the board, he may spend 1 IP and post the command "Harvest at XX".  If he does, then his farmer unit at XX gains y food into his inventory, and the player pays N$z, where y and z are determined by the farmer's skill level, as determined by the following table:

Code: [Select]
Skill Level     y (amount of food)     z (cost in N$)
1 (or less)     0                      0
2               1                      80
3               1                      50
4               1                      30
5               1                      20
6               1                      10
7               2                      25
8               2                      10
9               3                      15
10              4                      15
11              5                      20
12 (or greater) 5                      0

366: (mutable) Players may spend 1 IP to attack directly or diagonally adjacent players, hereafter known as defending players. To do so, players post Plunder $$ to %% in bold, where $$ is the place of the active player's unit, and the %% is the place of the defending player's unit. Each player will roll Nd6 using the forum's dice rolling feature in response to the attack, where N is the number of the unit's soldier level plus 1. The two highest numbers of each player will be the only dice used. If the defending player roll is higher, nothing happens. If the active player's roll is higher, the defending player must post Give N$250 to Y in bold, where Y is the active player, or Give N$X to Y in bold if the defending player has less than N$250, and X is the rest of the defending player's N$. If the roll is a tie, nothing happens. You may only attack if it is your turn.

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Tournaments and Events / Anyone going to Capricon? (Chicago IL area)
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:13:30 am »
Capricon 34 this weekend in Wheeling, IL (north of Chicago).

24 hour game room. I'll have my complete Dominion with me. If anyone else from f.ds will be there post here and maybe we'll play some 4 AM Dominion? Or 4 PM or whatever.

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Welcome to RMM12: Time War Mafia!

Mod: Voltaire
Backup Mod: mail-mi


Players (14 total):

1. Archetype - lynched D1 (Davros, a Busdriver)
2. chairs
3. sudgy - died N1 (Rory Williams, a hated weak Doctor)
4. Walrus
5. Jimmmmm
6. xeiron
7. ashersky
8. faust
9. Galzria/yuma
10. 2.71828.....
11. EFHW
12. pingpongsam - lynched D2 (the Master, an enabled Time Traveling ninja Roleblocker)
13. nkirbit
14. jotheonah

Day 1 - final vote count
Day 2 - final vote count

Subs:
1. yuma

Players Tagged:
shraeye
manda2014
Teproc

The Rules of Mafia will be used with the following changes. Please read them if this is your first time playing!

- Day deadlines will be 7 days and night deadlines will be 48 hours.
- During the first 24 hours of night, please PM the mods to confirm that you are still playing. After 24 hours, if you have not PM'd us, the mod(s) will PM you to check to see if you are still in fact playing. If we have not received a confirmation by the time Night is supposed to end, Night will continue as we look for a replacement.
- Days may start earlier than scheduled if every player still alive says they are comfortable opening up the next day early in their check-in PM. The deadline for the next day will remain the same.
- if the deadline is reached without a player reaching the lynch number, a no-lynch will occur
- prods of absent players will be issued upon request after 24 hours. A replacement will be located starting after 48 hours with no reply to a prod.

Set-up specific info found in the next post.

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Dominion General Discussion / Cards you always remember wrong
« on: September 14, 2013, 02:19:31 am »
What card do you always mis-remember, no matter how many games you've played?

For me, it's Embargo. I always think it gives +1 Buy.

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Welcome to Blitz Mafia II: Mafia in Space!

Everything was going well for the interstellar ship Prosperity. After three months in deep space, arrival at the colony planet of Colony (never let bookkeepers name anything) was just three weeks away. But the captain, eager to arrive ahead of schedule and earn a promotion, has taken the ship on a dangerous shortcut through an unexplored asteroid belt. The only danger is the asteroids themselves, the captain insists - there certainly aren't any shapeshifting aliens lying in wait! The crew exchange looks. Perhaps they should be in charge - or perhaps the real danger isn't human at all...

This game will start on Monday, 9/17 at noon forum time if 9 players have signed up by 6:30 PM forum time on 9/14. (This is to account for my V/LA this weekend). Otherwise, the game will start any time after Monday when we have 9 players.

It has 24 hour day deadlines and 12 hour night deadlines because of the vastly different time zones.

Players Signed Up:
1. Robz888 - mutineer - lynched Day 3
2. jotheonah - passenger
3. Captain_Frisk - mutineer - lynched Day 1
4. Archetype - xenobiologist - killed Night 1
5. Insomniac - android
6. ashersky - detective - killed Night 2
7. SwitchedFromStarcraft - passenger
8. Eevee - passenger
9. shraeye - passenger - lynched Day 2

Vote Counts
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Blitz Mafia Ruleset Changes in RED BECAUSE RED GOES FASTER

Game Rules:

General Gameplay and Etiquette:
1. You may not quote private Moderator-supplied information (either real or fabricated) of any kind.  Paraphrasing (for role claims, etc.) is acceptable.
2. There is to be NO personal communication outside of the forum postings unless your role PM specifically allows it.  Mafia members may communicate at night and during the confirmation stage.
3. If you have a role with a Night action your choices are due to me by the posted deadline (generally 12 HOUR DEADLINES from Night start).  If I do not receive your choice via PM by the posted deadline you will forfeit your actions.  In case of multiple submissions, the last valid one before the deadline will be used.
4. Roles with Night actions will not be able to submit an action on Night 0 (i.e. during the confirmation stage).
5. Any player with a Night action may instead submit a “No Action” PM to let the Mod know that you do not want to perform your expected action that Night phase.

Voting, Deadlines, and Player Death:
1. Whomever has the most votes currently on them at lynch deadline is lynched
  • In the case of a tie, the first person to reach the highest total is lynched
2. Once you have reached a simple majority no further unvoting will change someone’s fate.  Further votes will also be ignored.
3. Once a player is lynched the game enters twilight until I post a death scene; all players including the one who was lynched may continue to post during twilight.
4. Please submit votes as: Vote: PlayerName.  Votes will NOT be counted if they are not bold or do not follow this syntax!  Obvious abbreviations or nicknames will be counted so long as they are unambiguous.
5. Please submit vote revocations as either Unvote: PlayerName or Unvote. Unvotes are not necessary before changing votes.
6. You may Vote: No Lynch - a simple majority of these vote types are required to send the game to Night phase without a lynch.
7. This game will have 24 HOUR deadlines.  If a player or No Lynch does not have a simple majority at deadline, the player with most votes currently on them will be lynched, and the game will go into night.
8. Once you are killed (either via lynch or night kill) you may no longer post. This means that you do not even get a “Bah” post. The dead in this game are silent.
9. Do not edit or delete posts.  We don't want some players having more information than others.  If you want to clarify posts, feel free to double post.

Miscellaneous/Mechanics:
1. Bold, blue text is reserved for the Mod.  No invisible/small text is allowed, nor is cryptography.
2. If you have an issue/problem with the game, please PM the Mod privately.  Do not post issues/complaints in the game thread.
3. The Mod may make mistakes - please point out any mistakes gently.  Mistakes will be corrected where possible, but sometimes mistakes are made that cannot be reversed.  These will stand as final to be commiserated over after the game.
4. Please bold all requests to the Mod so that they don’t get missed.
5. Prods of missing players will be issued automatically after 72 hours of no activity or upon request after 48 hours of no activity.  A prodded player has 48 hours to respond or risks replacement.  A player who has been prodded 3 times is subject to replacement without further notice. - Rule Cut
6. Rule violations will be dealt with according to their severity, up to and including a Modkill.
7. If you anticipate being unavailable for more than a 48-hour period please post a notice to that effect in the thread.  Treat this game as a commitment.  Be considerate – don’t leave us hanging.[/s] - RULE CUT

The Golden Rule:

Please remember that this is a game and your main objective is to have fun! Be considerate of each other, don’t get personal, and enjoy the game.

Helpful Links:

Game Setup
Game Setup information:

The setup used for this game is a variation on Carbon-14, expanded to 9 players. The central twist is that the ship (town) has two Cops, each of which can only investigate one scum faction. The ship does not know which scum faction is in the game (and therefore, which Cop is useful). The ship also has a Flavor Cop who returns VT/not VT. Everything is flavored something wonderful.

ROLES (tentative - see discussion in thread)
  • 2 mutineers (scum, mafia goon) OR 2 aliens (scum, mafia goon)
  • 1 Xenobiologist (ship, alien cop)
  • 1 Detective (ship, mutineer cop)
  • 1 Android (ship, flavor cop)
  • 4 Passengers (ship, vanilla)

Here are all the role PMs that are in the game (remember, only 1 scum faction will actually show up):

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Mutineer
Welcome, [Player Name]. You are a Mutineer, along with your partner, [Player Name].

Factional communication: During the night phase you may talk with your partner here [QuickTopic link].
Factional kill: Each night phase, one of you or your partner may perform the factional kill.
Win condition: You win when all members of the ship have been eliminated or nothing can prevent this from occurring.

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Alien
Welcome, [Player Name]. You are an Alien, along with your partner, [Player Name].

Factional communication: During the night phase you may talk with your partner here [QuickTopic link].
Factional kill: Each night phase, one of you or your partner may perform the factional kill.
Win condition: You win when all members of the ship have been eliminated or nothing can prevent this from occurring.

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Passenger
Welcome, [Player Name], you are a Passenger.

Your weapon is your vote, you have no night actions.
Win condition: You win when all threats to the ship have been eliminated.

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Xenobiologist
Welcome, [Player Name], you are a Xenobiologist.

Abilities: Each night phase, you may investigate one player in the game by PM'ing the mod. You will get results back in the form of Alien/Not Alien.
Win condition: You win when all threats to the ship have been eliminated.

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Detective
Welcome, [Player Name], you are a Detective.

Abilities: Each night phase, you may investigate one player in the game by PM'ing the mod. You will get results back in the form of Mutineer/Not Mutineer.
Win condition: You win when all threats to the ship have been eliminated.

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Android
Welcome, [Player Name], you are an Android.

Abilities: Each night phase, you may investigate one player in the game by PM'ing the mod. You will get results back in the form of Passenger/Not Passenger.
Win condition: You win when all threats to the ship have been eliminated.

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TO CLARIFY, I AM NOT A MODERATOR OF F.DS IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.  IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS GAME, I AM MODERATING THAT THE RULES ARE FOLLOWED AND HIDDEN ACTIONS ARE COMPLETED PROPERLY.

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