1.) The game will start once everybody has confirmed, in the game thread, they have received my PM.
2.) All votes must be in the following format: Vote: [insert player name] [Please use bold] Any votes not made in this format will not be counted. Exception will be made if you cannot bold your votes. If you want to change your vote, first Unvote: [insert player name] [Again, please use bold] then vote again in the above format.
3.) When a player receives a majority of votes to be lynched, they are dead--even if I haven't been on to announce his death and reveal that player's role. I'm trusting you, the players, to help me keep track of votes. I will check, of course, but it will help make my job easier.
4.) If discussion is lagging or the day is dragging, I may set a deadline. If I do not receive the necessary PM's within that time period, the game will move on into night with the night-actions I have already received enacted the following game day.
5.) Night posting is allowed, but please try to keep chatter game-related.
6.) Once dead, no posting, "Bah" posts included. You will be PM'd upon death, as soon as I get to the thread after a lynching.
7.) Try to post as often as possible. If something arises which prevents you from posting for a prolonged period of time, please inform me and I will find an replacement. Notify me in-thread if you want me to prod an inactive player. As the game moderator, I reserve the sole authority to arbitrarily punish any player I deem "inactive," regardless of their in-game role. POST, or you may regret it!
8.) DO NOT quote anything I PM you. Role claiming (claiming to be a certain role) is fine, but you are not allowed to quote my PM's. This includes quoting my PM's in any format, via any medium, to include forum/chat/PM/AIM/e-mail. Don't game the system!
9.) Do not verbally abuse participants of this game at any point. Doing so will result in punishments up-to and including modkills.
10.) Out-of-thread communication IS ALLOWED in this game.
11.) Do not edit your posts. Just make any corrections in another post.
13.) Breaking any of these rules subjects you to any action I deem necessary.
14.) No Print+Screens to be shown in public. This includes via PM traffic -- report violators and be honest.
15.) This is a game. Have fun! Don't cheat... especially don't get caught.
"YAHOO" shouted Eric as he bounded into the living room. "The ciricus just got into town, and I'm gonna be the first one to ride the TILT-A-WHIRL tonite, WOOHOO !!!"
"Oh really ?" asked Margarette, I just love to watch the freak show, eat popcorn and twirl the cotton candy." "Not me", said Aaron, "I like the big top with all the performers
and clowns. "
"Well, I hope the weather holds up for all you kids", said moms mobley, "I hear we're supposed to have thunder and lightning storms tonight ! "
Little did they know, that this was indeed going to be a night of epic proportions at the circus ... the night the carnival rolled into town ... muw haw haw haw haw haaaww
Narrator -- klaatu
Trapeze Artist -- bigsal39 -- confirmed and roled
Hermaphrodite -- Epic_Fail -- confirmed and roled
Midget Man -- Mitch Force -- confirmed and roled
The opening night was proving to be just as awesome as the kids had hoped. There were unicylists, midway games and rides, jugglers, acrobats, sword swallowers,
performers of all sorts. The air was thick with the smell of popcorn and sawdust, and everywhere you turned, you could hear the caliope playing that famously themed
circus music that has become the trademark for 3 ring circus around the world.
Even though Aaron, Eric, and Margarette had all gone to the carnival together, they split up almost immediately after arriving, each eagerly setting off to see their favorite
venue of the fun.
The clouds had been rolling in all evening, but somewhere around 10PM-ish, they started to rumble and flash. "I'm gonna spend my last dollar and try and win this stuffed
purple flying monkey for my girlfriend Rosita" said a determined Eric. Suddenly, there was a tremendous thunderclap and a bright searing flash of heat and light.
Then everything went dark and eerily quiet. Then, almost as quickly, the first big top tent was engulfed in flames.
Out of the darkness and the chaos, one of the acrobats came running out of the performers area screaming "HELP !!!! SOMEBODY COME QUICK !!!
SOMEONE HAS KILLED THE ELEPHANT TRAINER .... THEY SHOVED A PITCHFORK THROUGH HIS BODY !!!! "
The ensuing bedlam occurs during the next 8 - 10 hours of Mafia time .... not real time or forum time. So each 24 hour real day, will be like 1 hour of the night at the circus.
= Every player has a night action
= Every player also has a certain amount of money to buy items or favors. The list is published below.
= It is to the townies advantage to lynch once every day, because there is also a serial killer on the loose amongst you, that thirsts for blood, and it makes no difference to
him/her whether it is a townie or a mafia. Every "day" that goes by without a lynching, the serial killer will go mad in his blood lust and take a life that night.
The game cannot end unless the serial killer is dead, and there is a majority of townies or mafia, or if the serial killer eats everyone.
ITEMS FOR SALE :
POISON POPCORN - $5
WHIP - $10
PITCHFORK - $15
PISTOL - $20
ELEPHANT STOMP - $25
IMMUNITY COTTON CANDY, BUT WITH A TWIST - $25
ANOTHER PLAYERS NIGHT ACTION - Negotiate with other player
BRIBES - Negotiate with other player
ALLIANCES - Negotiate with other player
OOTC is allowed and encouraged to buy, sell, barter for "stuff" within the game limits. No screen shots are allowed. Remember, that if you want to buy a night action from player A,
he/she may lie to you about what their night action is, just to get your money. Or they may lie on here that you sold them a bogus night action.
I must be notified of all transactions between players before night actions, or else all trades, and sales will be null and void. Just showing me a pm between you and player B, after
the fact is not enough. I need to be notified in advance. Any and all items purchased and or traded can only be for 1 "hour", and then they go back to either the narrator or the
original owner. That same transaction cannot be duplicated on consecutive nights. So pick your poison carefully. If you think the mob is gonna kill you tonite, buy the immunity cotton candy .... unless it has already been sold. All of these items there is only 1 of each. Once somebody buys one, it is off the shelf for a day. Even the mafia must buy their weapon of choice ... so pool your money or something and get your bid to me early on.
There is also a pecking order of weapons ...poison popcorn < whip < pitchfork < pistol < elephant stomp
So if you protect yourself with an elephant stomp, and the mafia tries to kill you with poison popcorn, you will kill the mafia that night.
I will give opportunities during the game to make additional money, so stay tuned ... you snooze, you looze ...
Oh yeah, the immunity cotton candy, it will negate any night action against you, but again, you cannot use it on consecutive nights, and after eating it, you will become so ill, that you will not be able to post in this thread for 24 hours. Alot can happen in 24 hours.
You can bribe a player for info about other players .... they can lie to you, or they, or you can lie about bribing a player, or being bribed to cast suspicion on others.... lol
You can also make an alliance, where you share monies only with another player if they want to ... just be careful not to "buddy up" with a mafia or the serial killer, or you will die.
AGAIN .... ANY ALLIANCES, OR TRADING OR SELLING OF NIGHT ACTIONS, I NEED TO BE NOTIFIED AS IT IMPACTS THE GAME. I ALSO NEED TO BE NOTIFIED OF NITE ACTIONS
and if it sounds like i am encouraging you to all lie to each other .... i am...
we will start as soon as we have confirmation of players. as soon as i get confirmation of each player they will begin getting their player profile packets
let the madness begin
EDIT : to keep the game fresh, and others guessing, i will also give specialty one shots to players for nite actions via PM. so one day you may get a PM telling you that you have a special nite action for that nite ... it would be a fun one, but you would have the option of turning it down if you wanted to.
EDIT : if i do not receive your night actions by the time that i set in the thread, your character will still perform their nite action ..... i will assigned each player a random number each night, and then i will use that same random number generator to assign who your character will perform their night action to / with / for / against .... again, this is to keep all the players guessing as to who is doing what, and to whom
This post has been edited by klaatu: 16 June 2010 - 04:26 PM