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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:45 am 
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“A Game?”

The crime boss leaned forward, the stench of a million cigars emanating from his suit. “They think we’re a game?”

“Yeah, Boss.” The underling, Vinny, nods, visibly shaking. His fear is not unfounded. Those who have been in the mafia as long as he had know that mocking the mafia is more blasphemous than mocking Mary herself.

Boss leaned back in his chair, slumping back, scratching his 5 o’clock shadow. His lips were pursed, but slowly, painfully slowly, they gave way to a terrible smile. Motioning to Vinny, he leaned forward once more and positioned himself so that he was speaking directly in the man’s ear.

“Go get me those new recruits, the kids. Get ‘em dressed up.”

“Dressed up?” Vinny looked confused.

“Yeah. They’re going to a debate tournament.”

There was a brief pause. Vinny turned to leave, then turned back again. “Boss?”

“Yeah?” Boss was a little annoyed at Vinny’s delay, but such is life as a crime lord.

“Are we really going to... y'know... all those kids?” Vinny asked, drawing a finger over his throat.

At this, Boss’ face grew flush with anger. He slammed his fist onto his desk. “No! You bird-brain. If we were going to do that, we wouldn't be sending the young fellas!”

Fearing the worst, but overcome by curiosity, Vinny squeaked out another question. “Then, Boss, what… are we going to do?”

Boss pulled open his drawer to pull out a cigar. He reached for his lighter, didn’t find it in his suit jacket, checked the floor, and finally pulled a backup out of another drawer in his desk. He lit the cigar and breathed deeply, exhaling slowly.

“Vinny, it’s simple.” He said, finally. “They think we’re a game? Well all that fancy debating, that’s just a big game, too. It’s not hard.

And we’re going to beat them at it.”

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Welcome! This is Debate Tourney Mafia. It will have a lot of mechanics that are similar to mafia, with a couple twists! (Because I doubt I will ever host a true-blue mafia game.)

OBJECTIVES

If you’re a debater: Your objective is to make it to the final three! Thus, you have to be one of the last three debaters remaining. If you do that, you win! Otherwise, you lose. If a mafia member makes it to the final three, then all debaters lose!

NOTE: The game WILL NOT END if all Mafia members are eliminated from play, because you do NOT win unless you are in the final two!*

If you’re a mafia: Have one member of your faction make it to the final two! Otherwise, you lose! You win even if you are not in the final two, but a teammate is.

This is individual policy debate. There will not be any actual debating (although that would be fun!) But there some debate-related mechanics!

UNIQUE MECHANICS

1. Cases

Everyone will have a “case.”

Everyone will have the list of cases at the tournament.

You want to keep your case a secret!** The more people who know which case is yours, the less your chances of winning the tournament!

Your case will be randomly assigned to you at the start of the game (in your RPM).

2. Phases

The two phases are as follows:

a. Debate Round (Night phase)


During this phase, you will (most likely) have an individual action that you can use to your benefit (or others’ detriment.)

b. Speech round (Day phase)

This is your research time! As a group, you will vote on a case (not a player) that you would like to collectively research. The owner of said case will be eliminated from contention, whether you knew they were running that case or not.


*Subject to change depending on number of sign-ups. I will inform you if it does change at the beginning of the game. (I did!)
**I do not actually condone this mentality. ;P

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SIGN-UPS
1. marinadelayne (Won!)
2. Effervescent (Won!)
3. The Invisible Hand (Won!)
4. brando.2000 (Lost)
5. Evan (Lost)
6. SuperK1 (Lost)
7. Cyberknight (Lost)
8. anorton (Lost)
9. Johnnyw256 (Lost)
10. Mr. E. (Lost)
11. Hammy (Lost)
12. maranathaman (Lost)
13. The Ginga Ninja (Lost)
14. NerdRipper7 (Lost)
15. Sharkfin (Lost)
16. GumboSoup (Lost)
17. Mr Glasses (Lost)

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Case List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:50 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:02 am 
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/distant screaming

a) i love the implication that speech rounds are a time to just relax and talk about cases
b) if i don't win, i'll fight you
c) i'm in

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:08 am 
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Also, Cashley died in a hole. I don't know why you keep trusting him. I mean sure he's super good at mafia and knows exactly what he's doing, but I feel like maybe some game you would just not trust him. :P Props to you Cashley, always making my games exciting.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:31 am 
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This looks super fun and creative. IN

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:32 am 
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I'm confused about what the cases are though

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:38 am 
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It seems I've had my editing powers revoked since last time. Can someone assist me in regaining those?

Also, @Superk1, think of a case as like a secret identity for a superhero. If people discover what case is yours, then they can target you. Otherwise, they can't make you lose.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:57 am 
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In!

JustM.e wrote:
It seems I've had my editing powers revoked since last time. Can someone assist me in regaining those?


Somehow Hammy and Sharkfin have permissions to make you a pseudo mod, but I don't. :p
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ping!

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In!

JustM.e wrote:
It seems I've had my editing powers revoked since last time. Can someone assist me in regaining those?


Somehow Hammy and Sharkfin have permissions to make you a pseudo mod, but I don't. :p
Sharkfin wrote:
ping!


So... did Sharkfin give you the power to give me the power? Haha. Or did you just randomly quote Sharkfin saying "ping!"?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:23 pm 
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Pseudo-modness has been bestowed.

Also, why wasn't anorton a part of the pseudo-mods? I put him there while I was at it

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:42 pm 
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Evan wrote:
Also, why wasn't anorton a part of the pseudo-mods? I put him there while I was at it


Clearly a coup is taking place.

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definitely in :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:35 pm 
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Well I'm in just about the opposite place from last time. :P In!

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Man, I missed out on my chance to actually be a mod. :( I guess I'll go back to my job of updating the game list.

In baby.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:00 am 
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I'm in.

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Job 13:18 "Behold, I have prepared my case; I know that I shall be in the right."
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:08 pm 
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Gosh dang it, people. I really shouldn't be here. I really shouldn't waste anymore time on HSD mafia. I really should just let this part of my life die. I really should just focus on college.

But this looks AMAZING so I'm in.

But definitely offended that you would insult speech rounds in such a way... grumble grumble...

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JustM.e wrote:
Sharkfin wrote:
ping!


So... did Sharkfin give you the power to give me the power? Haha. Or did you just randomly quote Sharkfin saying "ping!"?

Haha, you can send people notifications by quoting them even if they haven't posted in the thread.

Also, in please. The OP was hilarious. :D

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