Word Salad Mafia - Pre-Night 4 - 12/16 Alive

Word Salad Mafia - Pre-Night 4 - 12/16 Alive
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Word Salad Mafia - Pre-Night 4 - 12/16 Alive
So, this is a bad idea, but here we are.

Traditionally, a Mafia role PM comes with the role name and title, a description of what the role does, and a description of their wincon or alignment. Let's not do that.

Word Salad Mafia is a Jester/Clusterfuck Mafia where, instead of getting a traditional role PM, you will receive the role name, a bare minimum description of what you have to submit each night, if applicable, how you can activate in the day, and any other chats or quicktopics you might have access to (with some light flavor). Everything else you will have to piece together. To "help" you in your quest to figure out what your role does, every player's role will be complex and strange -- you know what your role is, but you don't know exactly what your role does. In short, your role name will be exactly descriptive of itself, but essentially, your role is Word Salad.

What could go wrong?

Rules
  • Days will last 96 hours (4 days). Day extensions are unlikely but may be offered in the event of mistakes on my part at my discretion.
  • During each day, players may vote to lynch someone. To perform a hardlynch (i.e. immediately end the day lynching that player), a majority (50% + 1) of players must vote for a player. To perform a softlynch (i.e. at end of day, this player is lynched), 25% of players must vote for a player. If multiple players are in softlynch range, the one with the greater number of votes is lynched. If there is a tie, neither is lynched.
  • Each player will receive a quicktopic via PM containing your role, bare as it may be. You are free to use your QT for notes, but you must use it to perform night and other private actions.
  • Don't communicate with others about the game outside of the thread. You will be provided a Quicktopic with any player(s) you are allowed to talk to privately. If you have questions, post them in your Quicktopic rather than sending me a forum PM. You can also direct message me on Discord if you need to.
  • Do not edit your posts. If you need to edit, do so by making a second post pointing out the error.
  • Only post in the thread during the day unless you have received explicit permission to do so during night.
  • As always, follow the rules of the forum and don't be a jerk.

More Rules but they're in a Spoiler
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Sign-ups
There is no player cap, and no explicit player minimum (keyword explicit, I have an idea what player count I'd like but I'm not gonna be picky).
Bonus PYP Option: PYP Option is closed, but signups are still open. Original text follows: If there are words you'd like to add to the salad (as in, someone's role will have those words added as modifiers), please PM me up to three once you've signed up. Details in the spoiler.
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A star (*) indicates that I have read your words. A double star (**) indicates that at least one word has been used as part of a role. The rare and powerful triple-star (***) indicates that all of your words have been incorporated into the game in some way.

1. Pharmacy
2. Myeth
3. Reyweld, killed Night 1, Mass Action/Item Distributor
4. Robust Laser
5. HunterX55
6. Thalia V1, lynched Day 2, Busdriver-of-all-Trades Spezi Distributor
7. FlanDab
8. Palamedes, died start of Day 1, then revived Day 3, ???
9. amosmyn
10. Granolaman
11. Whimbrel
12. Lordlyhour
13. Numbers, exploded Night 3, Visitation Godfather
14. a52, lynched and exploded Day 3, Chain Reaction Bomb
15. awkwardCarapace
16. CSJ
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#2
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups - 0/as many as it takes
hi. Fact Seagull
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#3
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups - 1/as many as it takes
vibrates violently
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#4
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups - 2/as many as it takes
I'll be in, although I'm not sure how busy I will be when this is running.
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#5
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
Despite my better judgement, hi.
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#6
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
I’ll join.
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#7
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
Hey I’m here now too.

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#8
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
I think I'll try my hand again in mafia.
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#9
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
This is a bad idea, but here we are.
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#10
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
o o o 8)
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#11
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
words words word sword
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#12
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
Sign up? Yes.
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#13
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
When do these games usually start? I just wanna make sure I’ll be able to get here in time.
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RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
(11-16-2018, 04:11 AM)HunterX55 Wrote: »When do these games usually start? I just wanna make sure I’ll be able to get here in time.

Once sign-ups calm down and I have all the roles settled. I will provide at least a week's notice or so once a start day is determined. Past Mafias have gotten to roughly the 20-ish player range, so I'm waiting to see how close to that we get.

You don't need to worry about being online when the game exactly starts: days are long enough that as long as you can check in and read up, you should be fine.
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#15
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
Sure, why not. The More The Dafter


(you get good at mafia by playing almost exclusively in jester games, Right?)
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#16
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
I'll join.
Noot noot doot doot.

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#17
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
I'll join, why not?
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#18
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
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#19
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups
So, we've got a decent number of people, so I'm thinking we're in a good spot to start thinking about getting this game going.

With that in mind, I feel comfortable setting a start date for this game:

I am committing to begin sending out Quicktopics to players on December 9th (likely midday MST), and starting Night 0 shortly thereafter (i.e. 24-48 hours from then). Also, yes, there will be a Night 0.

In the time between then and now, signups are remaining open up until the very moment I begin sending out roles (maybe even a short time after if you ask nicely). I will try to honor last-minute PYP entries, however, I already have well more than 15 roles prepared for this setup and may use one of those depending on difficulty and time constraints.

If there are any concerns, I am more than willing to answer anything. This game is designed for hijinks of the highest caliber and copious amounts of Fun, and I look forward to going on this journey with all of you.
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RE: Word Salad Mafia - Signups STILL OPEN - STARTS DEC 9
Night -2

Somewhere, a screen blinks on.

SCENARIO ITERATION #80658383 COMPLETE.
SCENARIO RESULT = MAFIA VICTORY OF MARGIN 2 WITH PROBABILITY 51.8%.
SCENARIO ARTIFACT = LOST
=================
ARTIFACT LOCATION CERTAINTY OF PRESENCE ON CAMPUS REDUCED BY 0.03%.
ARTIFACT LOCATION CERTAINTY OF LOST INCREASED BY 0.03%.
OVERALL CERTAINTY VALUE TOO LOW FOR CONCLUSION.
=================
PREPARING ITERATION #80658384...
USER PARAMETERS ACCESSIBLE UNTIL ITERATION PREPARATION COMPLETE.
>_


Signups still open.
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#21
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Night -2? - Signups STILL OPEN - STARTS DEC 9
away from home for just under 24 hours, will try to sort them poisons on the dissed cord when I'm back.
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RE: Word Salad Mafia - Night -2? - Signups STILL OPEN - STARTS DEC 9
Day -1

The sky in the window turns from midnight to a bright blue. Punctuated by a beep and the unlocking of a door, an individual walks in, turning the lights on, and sitting down at the console. Seeing the result of last night's run brought a slight grimace to Watson's gaze. A Mafia victory? How disappointing: the simulation seemed to have been approached consensus on the location of the artifact. Perhaps more time then, he guessed. Still, this was likely just a hiccup, and based on the information he had, he might be able to give it a bit of help. He passed through the majority of parameters from the previous run, and added in a few suggestions based on what he figured would help. The artifact would be found -- and more importantly, he would have the opportunity to use it.

ITERATION #80658384 STARTED.
PERFORMING PRE-BOOT... DONE
GENERATING CONFIGURATION FILES... DONE
ASSIGNING ROLES............
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RE: Word Salad Mafia - Day -1? - Signups STILL OPEN - STARTS DEC 9
Night -1

The sky is orange with the sun low. Watson has sat in his office interacting with the simulation the entire workday. Looking outside, he is anxious. This time has to be perfect. After all... if a conclusion isn't met tomorrow, then he would have to run another simulation. And that timing of that would be... less than ideal. After all, what the higher ups plan to do with the artifact is... a waste. Lock it up? Study it? Even worse, they'd probably ignore it. Decide it's proof the research is worthwhile and go back to their studies. This is raw power, something that his ancestors almost found all those years ago. Just like then, when it was just Westown, the opportunity was squandered. He can't allow it to be squandered again.

He looks down, and reads the same advertisement pamphlet he's held onto for so long for the hundredth time.

The Western Heuristic Archeological Laboratory Endeavor, or W.H.A.L.E. initiative, is an innovative project enacted to investigate the ruins of a suspected western settlement at this location approximately 150 years ago. This project seeks to demonstrate the capability of using predictive modelling by predicting the results of an encounter between the denizens of the settlement and an apparently orchestrated attempt to destroy the settlement for the sake of excavating some sort of ancient and powerful artifact. Our model will not only determine the results of this encounter, but also the current location of the artifact, whether the encroaching party had successfully acquired the artifact, if the artifact had been moved to some location in particular, or if the artifact still lies in the soil below, if it exists at all.

This project can only exist with donations from sponsors like you. Contact our marketing team to learn more about the projects and your options to support this exciting research.


Heh. They just care about their model. What if the artifact is here? Waiting in the ground below? They'd just leave it there and build more fancy buildings on top of it. What a waste. Soon, the day will come.

His ancestors, his family, and those who helped them get there...

The artifact will change everything.

ASSIGNING ROLES... DONE
ASSIGNING BACKUP ROLES... DONE
CONSTRUCTING ALIAS MAP...


PYP functionality has been disabled. Signups are still open, but your role will be produced from the salad as constructed now.
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#24
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Night -1? - Signups STILL OPEN - STARTS DEC 9
What’s PYP?
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#25
RE: Word Salad Mafia - Night -1? - Signups STILL OPEN - STARTS DEC 9
"Pick your poison." Essentially players could suggest words to be added to roles.

I'm still in progress with finalizing some things with roles and role flavor. I'm still on track to get quicktopics out by the end of today (in my timezone).
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