This is why we should officially ban GMs inserting themselves into their own games. Because it completely skews their incentives and allows them to run the game in a way to guarantee their side wins, due to them having all the power. (Sounds like a certain political situation lately *cough*riggingthedebates*cough*.)
Hammy's games have, up until this point, been very fun endeavors. (Yes, even the dumb one where there were no actual evil players.) And this one has been quite fun too, up until now. But he's crossed my line, and I'm pretty sure he's crossed yours too.
For reference sake, here's my PM conversation with Hammy on the issue.
Subject: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
After a long and hard search, the mob finally found Ghirahim.
Mr. E. (Ghirahim) died. He was evil.
The Gate of Time is open.
A night phase begins. It ends tomorrow morning at 8:00.
Triforce piece please?
Edit: also close the gate of time.
He didn't have a piece and you can only open the Gate of Time.
Ok, look. I call mularkey.
If you take the triforce piece for yourself, and/or the only way to kill you is the ultimate triforce kill, that's complete and total BS, and you should give good the victory because we deserve it. There's literally no way good can win if either of those are the case. Even if you "officially" say evil won, it's a complete farce. Good has won, get over yourself. We will exterminate you even if your silly game mechanics won't allow us to "formally."
Are you kidding? The good team has done terrible this game.
What Hammy is telling me by his actions is that he cares more about winning his own mafia game
than being an upright, honest person
and being a good sportsman. He will specifically rig the game mechanics
in such a way to nearly guarantee a victory for himself just so he and Johnny can gloat over us.
Well, I've had it. If lynching him doesn't work, and we "lose" because of Hammy's faux "rules," I will officially be boycotting every game Hammy will ever run after this point.
Because this is not so much about the fate of this game as it is about Hammy's personal character. Every other indication on this board shows him to be an honest, forthright, upstanding (and trolly
) guy, so if he wishes to live up to the name he's made for himself, then he needs to concede defeat immediately
. This isn't a personal vendetta of mine as it is me calling the kettle black. If I see dishonesty and cheating, I won't hesitate to call it as such. And that's what Joshua has done this game.
I don't want to cause trouble or a ruckus, but when the situation calls for it, I cannot just sit idly by and let Hammy railroad us. Joshua, you're a great guy, but how you've decided to operate this game makes me question your motives and what you really care about. Please don't make the wrong choice and risk alienating me and possibly others over a game, for goodness sake.Hammy