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Paranormal Mafia game - Round 3 - Day 7 ends the game
« on: April 13, 2009, 09:32:44 am »

Taking sign-ups for the Third Paranormal Mafia Game!

The basic premise is that a small town has been infested with Doppelgangers. They have eaten several prominent citizens and taken their bodies and memories for their own. Once they were firmly entrenched, they started killing and eating people at night. Many people have fled in terror, others went on a rampage. In the chaos, one of the Doppelgangers was killed, and reverted to it's real form. The remaining townsfolk now know that something bad is happening, and that any of them could be a monster. A search of the area has revealed a number of pods from whence the doppelgangers came. The town knows how many are left. The only task now is to identify them and kill them, before they eat the rest of the town alive.

Here is the (current) list of possible roles:
  • Townie - Normal citizen. No powers, just your wits and a desire to live. [human]
  • Doppelganger - Body-snatching, man-eating monster. You want to feast on human flesh and avoid being caught. [dopp]
  • Doppelganger leader - More powerful and adept then the others, the leader is immune to detection by Agent or Detective short of death. The Telepath will still receive a 'kill' goal from the Dopp Leader, however. [dopp]
  • Agent - An FBI agent investigating the situation. Can investigate one person per night to determine their Race. [human][dopp]
  • Protector- Can prevent one person from being night-killed. Only protects against one attack a night. [human][dopp]
  • War Vet - Is trigger happy and will kill anyone targeting them at night, although they still die if the night target was deadly. Can choose to turn off this ability for a night (leaving themselves vulnerable). [human]
  • Medium: The medium can freely communicate with Dead characters via PM/Ghost Chat. This ability works during both the Day and Night phases. [human]
  • Ghost: When killed, the Ghost character returns to haunt the town. They can post freely in the thread during the day phase and PM living people during the Night Phase. They cannot be killed (again), and do not get a vote during the Day Phase. Also, since the ghost is trapped in the real world they cannot access the Ghost chat.[human]
  • Detective: During the night, the Detective can investigate a character to determine what role, if any, the character possesses. Townsfolk, Doppelgangers, the Doppelganger Leader, the Ghost, and the Kook will show up as No Role. [human][doppelganger]
  • Telepath: The Telepath has limited psychic powers. Once per night, the Telepath can investigate a player and use their powers to determine the goal of that character. Everyone gets a 'Goal' that would be returned to the Telepath. 'Survive' for most townsfolk, 'Find' for seekers of either side, 'Kill' For dopps, exterminators, and the War Vet, and 'Protect' for Protector, Warden, and Bodyguard. [human][doppelganger]
  • Bodyguard: This character is working to keep other characters safe, and will give their life to keep them safe. The bodyguard chooses one player to protect each night. If that player would die due to a night action, the Bodyguard will die in their place. The bodyguard can (obviously) only prevent one such attack. [human][doppelganger]
  • Mad Scientist: The Mad Scientist has been secretly working on his amazing project in the town. He was going to sell it to the government, but due to the current disaster, he's going to have to give it an early field test. At the beginning of the game the Mad Scientist picks which of the following inventions he wants to have:
    • Body Double: A perfect body double. It could be organic, robotic, even a hologram. Regardless, it takes his place in dangerous situations while he stays safe. If the Mad Scientist is killed, the body double takes his place. This also applies to lynches during the day phase. It's a one-use item, though, so he's vulnerable after it's been destroyed.
    • Security System: A highly advanced security system watches over the Mad Scientist's house. He knows the identity of anyone who visits his house during the night. He does not, however, know their purpose. Unless it's to kill him, and he finds that out the hard way.
    • Sentry Guns: Functions like the war vet, attacking and killing anyone who comes snooping around the Mad Scientist's house. However, it has limited ammo (it is just a prototype version), and only works on the first person to come by. Like the War Vet's ability, this can be turned off for a night. This makes the house safe for friendly visitors but leaves the Mad Scientist vulnerable to attack.
    • Snooper bot: This little bug-bot can trail another player at night and see where they go (if anywhere). It's got a weak power source, though, and some issues that need to be worked out, so it can only be used every other night.
    [human][doppelganger]
  • Kook: The guy who's always seemed a bit "off" to everyone. Now his behavior has gotten even more erratic. It's really due to stress from the killings and whatnot, but it makes the Agent confuse him for a Doppelganger. [human]
  • Disciple of Truth: A psychic character who is on an eternal quest for truth. Once per game the Disciple may perform a ceremony of truth during the Day phase. This ceremony does a role-flip on another character (and, by extention, the Disciple). [human]
  • Witch/Warlock: The witch is a pro-town character. She is warded by powerful psychic powers, and will curse her killer upon her death. The one so cursed will die at the next dawn. If she is night-killed, her killer will die that night. If she is lynched, the last player to vote for her will die during the night phase. [human]
  • Psychic Warden: The psychic warden can use his abilities to foil other characters. Each night he can pick a character. That character cannot take any role-related actions for that night and following day. [human][doppelganger]
  • Mind Shield: This character is completely immune to all Psychic effects and abilities. The Mind Shield is not a role in itself, but an ability granted to a non-psychic character that may or may not already have a role. There can be one Mind Shield per side. [human][doppelganger][alien]
  • Aggressive War Vet: This character is similar to the war vet, story wise. However, while the Paranoid War Vet stays at home and shoots anything that moves, the Aggressive War vet goes out hunting himself. He is a pro-town character who gets one kill each night. [human]
  • Reporter: Years of following celebrities around has given this person the ability to track anyone anywhere and keep out of sight in the process. Each night the Reporter can choose to follow someone to see where they go. They do NOT get any more information about what happens, only the location. Attempting to follow a Paranoid War Vet is still fatal, of course. [human][doppelganger]
  • Alien - The alien is also investigating the town. However, it has it's own goals and it's own win/lose situation
    The alien will have 1 of the following roles.
    • Contact the FBI - The Alien chooses one person a night. If that person is the Agent, the Alien wins. The Alien vanishes after it has won (goes to negotiate with the government). If that person is not the agent, however, the Alien kills them to keep their identity from being revealed. If the person is a doppelganger, there is a 50% chance the Alien will be killed instead. The Alien loses if the Agent is killed or if the town loses.
    • Grab a Doppelganger for Study - Once during the game, the Alien chooses a person at night and takes them onboard their space ship for study. Both Vanish. If the person was a Doppelganger, the Alien wins. If not, the Alien loses.
    • Survive - The Alien is there for some other purpose, and is simply hiding as a human. Their only goal is to survive until the end of the game. They win as long as they are alive, regardless of which side wins.
    • Exterminator - The doppelganger infestation is a danger to the Alien's people, and it and all traces of it must be wiped from the Earth. The Alien kills one person a night. The Alien wins when they are the only one left alive. Along with their power to night-kill, the Exterminator gets a selection of gear to pick from at the start of the game. The Exterminator picks one of the following:
      • one-time-use Personal Shield (which would work once as though guarded by the Protector)
      • one-time-use Holoform Modulator (which would work once when investigated, allowing you to choose a role and race to show as)
      • one-time-use Scanner (which would work once as a combination of the Agent and Detective, showing both Race and Role)

Please go to this discussion to look at the new roles proposed for this game, and some changes to the existing roles


I've written a perl script to pick roles and whatnot randomly. It has some rules that it follows, but it should make for a nice amount of randomness to the set-up.

Not all roles are guaranteed. In fact, it's quite possible to have a game with nothing but normal doppelgangers and humans.
There can be more then 1 alien, although each will have different goals.
There will only be, at most, 1 of any given role (other then townsperson and normal doppelganger)

Rule on PMs: Private Messages are allowed. However, I must be copied on all PMs. Failure to do so will result in very bad things happening to you. In addition you may NOT quote any PM from me, either your initial Role-PM or any role-related PMs. (Night role results, etc).  I'll make an exception for specifically rules-related questions. This is to keep the suspense and uncertainty in the game high. You're not supposed to know if the other person is lying or not, and quoting me gives too much weight to whatever it is you're saying.

Nights will last for 24 hours or until I've heard from each player with a night role, whichever comes first.
    In the event of night role collision, I'll roll to see what happens first. For example, if the doppelgangers decide to kill someone who is actually the extermination alien, I'll roll to see if they get him before he kills someone else or not.

Days will last for 48 hours or until everyone has voted (if there is a long period of inactivity after everyone votes I'll end the day to keep things moving).
    In the event of a tie, one of two things will happen. If there are only two vote camps, representing over half of the players, then both people will be lynched. If there are more than three vote camps or fewer then half the populace has voted then no lynch will take place.

All votes should be colored red to make it easy for me to spot them.

Speaking While Dead: The dead may post once after they have died to comment on their death. They may not provide any information about the game in this post. After this, any posting in the game before it has ended will result in a one game ban from future Paranormal games. Repeated abuse, or posts that have a major impact on the game, can result in a permaban from any future Paranormal games (and probably a lot of other Forum games as well as word gets around).

The only exception to this rule is the Ghost character, should that role exist in the game. Dead may freely PM a Medium character if that role is present in the game.

Doppelgagners and the Dead will have special chat areas on http://www.quicktopic.com. I will PM the appropriate link to you at the start of the game or when you die. The Medium will have access to the Dead channel. All dead characters will also be assigned a Nickname on the Dead channel so that the Medium can't tell who's who.

Event Order: Looks like there is strong sentiment to have a everything predetermined. Therefore, the order of events is as follows:

Role-blockers
Protectors
Investigators
Night Kills (The Paranoid War Vet (or equivalent) is sort of an exception, in that he'll kill anyone who targets them on THEIR turn, rather than his)

All kills will be effectively simultaneous. (I may make some literary liberties with this in the PMs, but there won't be any cases like the Dopps->Exterminator->Townie chain like Game 2 had)

Feel free to ask for clarification on any rule.

Also, if there are any changes to the rules that people think are necessary feel free to discuss that as well.

Current Plan is to start on Wednesday, April 15th


Players list:
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  • Alexhans
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  • Frelock
  • Masami Phonix
  • Solifuge
  • Beacon80
  • chaoticjosh
  • Pandarsenic
  • Zaithemaster
  • Servant Corps
  • inaluct
  • Archangel




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« Last Edit: May 08, 2009, 07:12:09 pm by Mephansteras »
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 09:37:40 am »

Well obviously I'm in.
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 09:54:03 am »

Shotgun a spot!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 10:05:26 am »

I'm in.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 10:16:40 am »

How can you play this game without me?
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 11:22:04 am »

I'll try this out.  Sign me up!
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 11:23:30 am »

One only gains skill through practice.  I'm in.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 02:27:45 pm »

I'm in.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 02:52:43 pm »

I have the last 2 paranormal mafias under my belt, count me in for this one too!

Going for the third win yeah!
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 02:56:07 pm »

I have the last 2 paranormal mafias under my belt, count me in for this one too!

Going for the third win yeah!
Hey, it's mine too!
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 03:03:21 pm »

Ok, I'm thinking of Starting on Wednesday right now. That should give me enough time to hammer out the rules changes and write up starting PMs for everyone.

Sound good? Or do people think we'll need more time for the rules discussions?
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 03:13:35 pm »

I'll be in the rules discussion, deciding whether to join this round or not, I think.
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 04:44:49 pm »

I'm in, as per usual. =D
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2009, 05:05:06 pm »

I'm in.
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