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    Sticky: Completed Mod Note It is mechanically impossible for the...

    Mod Note

    It is mechanically impossible for the mafia to lose the game. As such, the game will now be ended.
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    Sticky: confirm!

    confirm!
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    Thread: The Longest Mafia Game Redux

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    Game Thread intending to stick around for a couple more days...

    intending to stick around for a couple more days before i $%#! off for another lil bit. if anyone wants to realtime w me, hmu
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    Thread: The Longest Mafia Game Redux

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    Game Thread frog probably also just town? p#491 gave me...

    frog probably also just town?

    p#491 gave me some "reasonable wolf" vibes, is my only real hesitation on that

    but i see frog thinking about the game on a level that i don't think he'd quite be hitting as a wolf here. the turnaround on the shad read in particular is something that i think would be rly hard to fake convincingly, given the way it came about
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    Thread: The Longest Mafia Game Redux

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    Game Thread this is rly a 17er huh i'll call ara and koba...

    this is rly a 17er huh

    i'll call ara and koba places i'm unwilling to go today; i'll sheep past amy and throw gh/visor in there as well

    so that's 12 left, which feels like a lot zzz
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    Thread: The Longest Mafia Game Redux

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    Game Thread honestly Lendunistus think him not playing...

    honestly

    ##Vote Lendunistus

    think him not playing is wolf indicative
  7. Day 1#505

    Thread: The Longest Mafia Game Redux

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    Game Thread Yeah OK I went ahead and ISOed myself to figure...

    Yeah OK I went ahead and ISOed myself to figure out why I disliked koba earlier and I think the way their posting has developed has really sort of mitigated that initial read, cause so many of the things they push are "I have no idea wtf you're talking about but I believe that you believe this" type things. The Ara push prolly falls under that, this recent Marshal push probably falls under that.

    that + I think they're super antsy for the game to actually be happening and I think that's >rand v in a vaccum

    so yeah whatever koba can be town and march!amy can be a dweeb
  8. Day 1#504

    Thread: The Longest Mafia Game Redux

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    Game Thread I've kinda gotten sidetracked clicking through...

    I've kinda gotten sidetracked clicking through ISOs because reading people arguing back and forth always makes my eyes glaze over; looking at Ara's specifically rn.

    Wanna say that none of her content is particularly alignment indicative for a D1, but the mindset with which she's approaching the thread leans a lot harder towards how I think she'd play this game as town. I think Ara'd find it a lot easier/more entertaining to have a more evenly-dispersed presence as a wolf; don't know if she'd necessarily powerwolf it but I think she'd be interjecting herself a lot more. The fact that she like... set aside a time to sit down and plow through the game is I think a lot more in line with a "alright lemme sit down and figure this $%#! out"-type Ara.

    I don't know if months of streaming has actually made me better at reading her but we're gonna find out!
  9. Day 1#503

    Thread: The Longest Mafia Game Redux

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    Game Thread catching up piecemeal; i should probably iso...

    catching up piecemeal; i should probably iso myself because i have absolutely 0 recollection of why i voted koba, and i think their posting since my last post is villagery

    more when i manage to parse more of this thread
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    Sticky: Heyo! A lot of people have asked whether or...

    Heyo!

    A lot of people have asked whether or not there will be podcasts after each game, like the ones Thingy ran last year. I am FINALLY able to confirm that the answer is "yes, and soon!"

    This Sunday, June 13th at 3:30 PM EDT, myself, my cohost @Pawn Lelouch, and a panel of guests from Game 1 ( @Chiken, @Holyflare, @itslevi, @jeekaka, @ToonyMan, and @ZFR) will be talking about the Championships, doing a postmortem on Game 1, and just generally having a good time. We won't be discussing ongoing games, obviously, but anything else is fair game!

    The stream will be here: https://www.twitch.tv/pawnlelouch

    Hope to see everyone there! If it's anything like last year, I expect it to be a damn good time.
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    Thread: WISDOM'S WALRUS!

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    hello i didn't know this was here will sub

    hello i didn't know this was here

    will sub
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLEpxJ5dWpU

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    Sticky: If anyone in Game 7 would like to swap with me,...

    If anyone in Game 7 would like to swap with me, please let me know. I'm in Game 10.

    update: found one, thanks @SilverKeith
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    Thunderdome i think the cities one would be rly interesting...

    i think the cities one would be rly interesting actually
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    Category 3 - No Boys Allowed 21st: Ryuuuu ft....

    Category 3 - No Boys Allowed


    21st: Ryuuuu ft. Megurine Luka - secret
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNZ6V0RCfFE
    6.5/10
    Submitted by: Ranmilia

    I’ve been listening to a lot more vocaloid lately, and I find that I tend to prefer when the vocal style adds something to the song in question, rather than just being vocaloid for the sake of being vocaloid. I think this skews a lot closer to the latter and it prevents me from getting into the track quite as much as I’d like. Cool lyrics, though.

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    20th: Dilly Dally - Sober Motel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhhpsIKg378
    7/10
    Submitted by: staypositivefriend

    Ohhh man I wanted so badly to get more into this than I am but that screeching vocal really just turns me off of the song more than anything else. Shame, too, because there are a lot of cool things going on here, and the vocals are REALLY close to being really sick, just… not working for me.

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    19th: Evanescence - Imperfection
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_XoKJP1XK4
    7.1/10
    Submitted by: KarmaDope

    I had to listen to this like 3 times before I had a score for it because I kept forgetting what it sounded like halfway through. Not unpleasant, but certainly unmemorable. Also, I had absolutely NO idea Evanescence was still making music lmao. Amy Lee definitely hits different in 2017 than in 2005.

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    18th: Adrianne Lenker - forward beckon rebound
    https://youtu.be/EQdpd6iHTbM?t=490
    7.3/10
    Submitted by: Adam

    I like her voice and I’d love to hear her as part of a larger group, but I think this particular composition is a bit minimalist for my taste. Beautiful lyrics, though. Just think my brain needs more stimulation than this lest it melt into slag.

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    17th: Cocteau Twins - Lorelei
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhqLE7O_FTA
    7.5/10
    Submitted by: SchizoAffected

    Fun to listen to, doesn’t stick with me. I like the synth work going on here and I like the whole ethereal overtone this track’s got going for it. It’s Pretty Good t m.

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    16th: Maybel - In The Middle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3HnuCeonhA
    7.6/10
    Submitted by: MyNameIsNothing

    Songs to play right before going to bed at [REDACTED] AM. This really does hit that perfect spot of “I would absolutely listen to this at late night/early morning”. I’ve heard vocalists I’ve liked more, certainly, but the song works for her voice and there are some very nice harmonies going on.

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    15th: Diane Cluck - Sara
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXwq...ianeCluckVideo
    7.9/10
    Submitted by: Newcomb

    God these vocals are so $%#!ing good. This isn’t normally a compositional style that really gets me but goddamn I’m in love with her voice. The rest of the song is… fine. It’s fine. Vocals carrying HARD here.

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    14th: Alvvays - Plimsoll Punks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXZx19uN4MQ
    8/10
    Submitted by: nutella

    Somewhat wish this was more punk than it is LMAO. I can get behind these sorta shoegazey chords for sure though. Nothing groundbreaking going on here but it’s nice and fun.

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    13th: Kirsty MacColl - A New England
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnzpg5GgQCo
    8.2/10
    Submitted by: hollowkatt

    Oh man this is EXACTLY the kind of 80s cheese that I can get into. I suddenly find myself wearing legwarmers and with about 3lbs of hairspray in my hair. Catchy enough that it’s gotten stuck in my head more than once. Good $%#!.

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    12th: Susanne Sundfør - Accelerate
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd4jT4zcdHg
    8.5/10
    Submitted by: Zack

    Love that bass tone. The atmosphere of this song in general is just fantastic. Makes me feel like I’m about to get murdered, but like… in a good way. I would let Susanne Sundfor murder me, I think.

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    11th: TenseiMusic - G4M3 or D13
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPqxCtSWIFI
    8.6/10
    Submitted by: Arapocalypse

    How is Homestuck music always so damn good? How do they keep getting away with it? My well-documented weakness for a good guitar shredding track strikes again...

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    10th: Joy Kills Sorrow - Was It You
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qGt_xR5W-Y
    8.7/10
    Submitted by: Godot

    Bluegrass is kinda awesome, actually. Her voice is incredibly captivating and I love the accompaniment going on here - mandolin used as percussion always gets me. Also this video is the most 2013 thing of all time LMAO they all look like stereotypes it’s great

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    9th: Tegan and Sara - Hang on to the Night
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNPrs17gZ2o
    8.8/10
    Submitted by: Egix96

    This harkens back really strongly to my synthpop phase - lotta Chvrches, lotta Lucius, apparently not enough Tegan and Sara. Might need to correct that. Really good song to just vibe to.

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    8th: Wednesday Campanella - Melos
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnG5fZsba_4
    8.9/10
    Submitted by: Made

    [X] jazzy
    [X] “weeb”
    [X] horns breakdown

    Yeah, it’s Amycore.

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    7th: Metric - Sick Muse
    https://youtu.be/e-yGEmL6hDY
    9/10
    Submitted by: Sunbae

    I haven’t actually listened to this album yet. I’m going to fix that. Metric good.

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    6th: Totorro - Chevalier Bulltoe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhS-t7wQ4QQ
    9.1/10
    Submitted by: roro__b

    Obligatory “someone sends me a prog/math rock song that’s already on my playlist” entry of the walrus. I like Totorro a lot, I appreciate the fact that they tend to be a lot more like… laid back/chill than a lot of other instrumental prog groups. I realize that’s maybe a weird take on this song in particular but it makes sense in my head.

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    5th: L'Impératrice - Anomalie bleue
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLFHhVcWEQ
    9.3/10
    Submitted by: LordQuas

    Very jazzy, much vibes, wow. This track grew on me a LOT on subsequent listens. The little chorus stings are so $%#!in’ good. Vocals caught me off guard when they entered the first time but I’m a fan of em. This is good $%#!.

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    4th: Asobi Seksu - Red Sea
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShtyCt8yjmU
    9.4/10
    Submitted by: ladd

    Oh man this is so cool. Shoegazey in the best way, lot of room to just lose myself in the soundscape. Really really wanna hear more by this artist. I am entering the v i b e z o n e.

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    3rd: ichikoro - Enemy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdtaqSPWcl8
    9.6/10
    Submitted by: shubaka17

    Japanese instrumental math rock scores well, sky remains blue, etc. etc. Every single instrument involved in this production is going hard af and I love it. Who put these folks on the beach though. Someone come pick them up. Sun’s goin’ down.

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    2nd: NATSUMEN - Newsummerboy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJAKRuonwfI
    9.7/10
    Submitted by: vanity.

    :kirbyjambutevenfaster:

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    1st: Mass of the Fermenting Dregs - このスピードの先へ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2C03iEi234
    9.8/10
    Submitted by: Visorslash

    By pure random.org happenstance, this was the first song I listened to for the category, and I was pretty much instantly like “oh $%#! this is gonna win isn’t it.” Literally all that’s been on my mind since I started judging is that I can’t wait to finish the reveal so I can go listen to more of this band. How have I never found these guys before? This is exactly the sort of $%#! I like. G $%#!in’ G.

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    Lowest score leads; it's going to be difficult to tell who that is until the end, due to the way dropped scores work w/ the people who are judging, but there you go!
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    Adam Arapocalypse Cuthalion Godot Hally ...

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    might $%#! around and reveal this weekend. exact...

    might $%#! around and reveal this weekend. exact timing tbd
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    Walrus gonna sub, remind me if i procrastinate too hard

    gonna sub, remind me if i procrastinate too hard
  19. Day 1#366

    Thread: The Longest Mafia Game Redux

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    Game Thread unironically forgot this game existed might...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arapocalypse (#326)
    @Ampharos Wouldn't playing mafia be faster?
    @Cuthalion Happy birthday, come play!!!!
    @Frog Got an updated take on Wesmaster?
    @Garden Gnome Who do you most suspect/want to vote, at the moment?
    @ignoramus Come play!! What's your current read on DkKoba?
    @lendunistus What's your strongest read, outside of sort by postcount?
    @Michelle Any hot takes from reading back yet?
    @Shad It's been over a month, please give catchup takes!!
    @Trustworthy Liberal Are you planning to continue the particular manner of posting you introduced at SoD? Speaking of which, I've now completed all the DR games, has been a blast!!!!
    @WerewolfHunter It's definitely gotten quite a bit more serious by now, got any takes to match?

    Typing out these pings, it's occurred to me that it would be entertaining to make a bingo card!!!!! Or to delegate it to someone else: I'll give a free townpoint to anyone who makes one!!!
    unironically forgot this game existed

    might play some later, not rn tho
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    Thunderdome dammit i thought people LIKED rocky

    dammit i thought people LIKED rocky
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    Thunderdome hancock and rocky v

    hancock

    and

    rocky v
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    Thunderdome what, you didn't read the baseball patch notes?

    Quote Originally Posted by billymills (#137)
    wait 2 strikes and your out?

    what is this, basketball?
    what, you didn't read the baseball patch notes?
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    Thunderdome this is a brilliant thread btw hope more of...

    this is a brilliant thread btw

    hope more of these happen
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    Thunderdome the santa clause 3: the escape clause and ...

    the santa clause 3: the escape clause

    and

    spider-man 3 (the sam raimi one)
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    cancel this, the logistics aren't coming...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ampharos (#31)
    Surprise twist: my girlfriend is going to listen to my category with me. Songs she likes will receive a bonus point, songs she dislikes will lose a point.

    She doesn't like Amycore. Good luck.
    cancel this, the logistics aren't coming together. will be judging my category as normal
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    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed reserved for flavor IT'S HAPPENING I SWEAR

    reserved for flavor IT'S HAPPENING I SWEAR
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    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed reserved for flavor

    reserved for flavor
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    Sticky: Partner Community Liaisons What do Partner...

    Partner Community Liaisons

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    Sticky: Partner Community Guidelines

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    6) Be considerate of those around you who have invested in Mafia or Mafia Universe. Do not spam, troll, sabotage, or be passive-aggressive. Do not threaten or otherwise provoke people. Read the rules of games before signing up to them. Read the forum rules and adhere to moderator's instructions. Make our community welcoming. Be the reason people come back.

    We will take notice if you are behaving in a manner that causes people to leave our site or moderated discord. If you are severely or repeatedly involved in bad interactions, you may be excused without prior warning.

    7) Play with a sportsmanlike attitude. It is unsportsmanlike to mock another person's win/loss record, their performance within a game, or to attempt to circumvent the rules and cheat. Refer to the forum rules and each individual game's rules for definitions of what constitutes cheating.

    8) If you are moderated, it is not a punishment, and it is not an attempt to publicly or even privately shame you. It is our way of guiding you toward our expectations for the health of Mafia Universe. We want you to feel welcome here. You will always be welcome here if you make an honest attempt to follow the rules.

    9) If you sign up to a game, or attempt to host a game, or embark on any other project which invites others to participate, please attempt to keep your commitments to the best of your abilities. Note that it is permitted for Game Hosts to bar you from their games if you repeatedly abandon your commitments.

    10) You may receive moderation based on a series of objectionable posts or messages even if none of them are individually egregious. Rude and obnoxious posts may not individually merit moderator intervention, but they are not tolerated as a pattern of behavior. If you are frequently involved in unpleasant encounters, the moderators will have a lower threshold for intervention. Ignoring a moderator’s instruction when asked to improve is grounds for moderation.

    Lastly, have fun and be good to one another... and to yourself!


    Rules for Mafia Games (may or may not apply on your community, still applies elsewhere on the site)

    Quote Originally Posted by Thingyman View Post
    Rules for Mafia Games

    (These rules apply to all mafia games on Mafia Universe unless your Game Host explicitly specifies otherwise. Revisions may occur.)

    It is important for you to note that even if you disagree with some of these rules, you are still bound by them. Furthermore, ignorance of the rules will not constitute a defense, though leeway and guidance will be given to new players.

    Breaking or bending these rules will often result in one or more of the following moderator or Game Host actions: Forced removal from the game (modkill), forced substitution, official warnings, infractions or, in severe cases, site bans.

    1. One Game, One Account

    You may only use one Mafia Universe account per game. You may not use an alt (alternative account) to gain information from players in a game you are in. You may not pretend to be two separate human beings. Also, hydras (two players sharing an account) are only allowed in non-hydra games if the host agrees to it and if the names of the two players are known.

    Breaking this rule without your Game Host's explicit approval may result in a permanent ban from Mafia Universe with no appeal.

    2. Do Not Sabotage

    You are expected to play to your win condition(s). Intentionally undermining your team is not allowed. Joining a game with sole intent to troll is not allowed. ("Bad" or "alternative" plays, however, are allowed, if you sincerely believe in their merit.)

    Severe or repeated offenses may result in a permanent ban from Mafia Universe with no appeal.

    3. Do Not Directly Quote or Screenshot PMs Relating to the Game

    You may not directly quote your Game Host, your role PM or any private communication with other players. (You may however, paraphrase in a way that leaves room for reasonable doubt). You may also not refer at all to any private communication with the Game Host, whether you are lying about this or not.

    Similarly, you may not ask fellow players questions with intent to make them break these rules. ("What color was the word "Town" in your Role PM?")

    Fake screenshots and quotes will be treated the same as genuine ones.

    Game Hosts may redefine what is acceptable to quote.

    4. Do Not Exploit Loopholes

    You are expected to abide by the spirit of the rules, not merely the letter. If you are misusing the rules in bad faith then severe action will be taken. (Likewise, if we believe a player broke the letter but not the spirit of the rules, we may be lenient.)

    5. Do Not Discuss Ongoing Games Outside the Game

    As long as a game is ongoing, you may talk about that game only where the host gives you explicit permission.

    Simply mentioning ongoing games without elaboration ("I'm playing in Game Q") is potentially dangerous. You can severely compromise a game's integrity by adding a new and unwanted source of information to the game.

    6. Do Not Operate a Shared Account ("Hydra") Without Permission

    You are not allowed to share accounts with other players during a game, unless the rules of that game explicitly allow this (i.e. if you're playing in a designated "hydra" game). You are also not allowed to ask for outside help or coaching without explicit permission.

    7. Do Not Make or Utilize Ciphers

    All information in a game thread needs to be accessible to all players. Secret codes requiring keys are thus banned. Videos of yourself commenting on the game are banned, as not all players can watch such videos. (Note that "breadcrumbing", gentle clues that anyone can piece together, are allowed. Links to videos and images made in good fun are allowed.)

    8. Avoid Flaking

    Signing up for a game is a commitment. It is unfair to the host and the other players if not everyone signs up able to meet this commitment. You are expected to meet your host's definition of sufficient activity. If an emergency prevents you from being able to play the game, then you should contact the host and request to be replaced, while at the same time providing them with a valid explanation of why you require a replacement. However, note that replacing out is only for actual emergencies; subbing out because you are unsatisfied with your role, because you suddenly no longer feel like playing the game, because you realize that you would rather not actually play several games at once are all non-valid reasons for subbing out, for example. Moderators and admins are keeping track of subbing and activity patterns, and if someone has a history of subbing out for poor reasons or not meeting the minimum activity requirements, they will be banned from signing up for games.

    Mafia Universe has a minimum post requirement per phase of 1 Post Per Phase, meaning Players that do not post at least once per game phase, of any phase length, may be subject to penalty. The Host may increase this minimum requirement, but may not decrease it. Given an appropriate explanation for flaking consistently, violations may also be judged on a case-by-case basis. Our hope is that if an individual signs up to play in a game, that they will contribute to that cause.

    9. Do Not Discuss Substitutions, Concessions, Reports, or Infractions During Play

    These topics are forbidden to discuss during play, as it may cause people to infer alignment in a manner that has nothing to do with actual game play.

    Discussing substitutions or discussing moderation, particularly after a moderator has instructed players not to, will be an infraction.

    9a. Substitutions: Noting that a player X has subbed for player Y is fine. Noting when that occurred is fine. Discussing why someone has been subbed out, announcing you will sub out, telling someone to sub out, public speculation as to someone's alignment based on the substitution itself, all forbidden. Think what you will about this person's alignment, at your own risk. But using the substitution as reasoning is disallowed. It's bad for the game.

    To be clear, you can talk about the player who was subbed out. You can say that they were subbed out. You can say when they subbed out. You can say why the player that subbed out was scummy based on what they did or didn't do while they were a player. All that's being (not) discussed here is speculation as to why they subbed out. That's all the rule forbids. If you can be careful and stick to the legal stuff, you'll be fine. It's a very limited rule. The word "sub" is not lava, you can touch it. You don't get penalized for saying that a player was subbed in or out. Just don't discuss why they were subbed out. The "why" is what is ruled out. Think what you will, speculate internally. Just remember, the part that is illegal is "why they subbed out." It's not part of the game.

    9b. Concessions: Do not discuss concessions in any capacity in game threads. This includes, but is not limited to, asking why someone or some team has not conceded, calling for a team or individual to concede, or using arguments such as "In this position as [alignment] I/[player] would always concede." Any and all actual requests of concession should remain between the conceding party and the game host.

    9c. Infractions, bans, and reports: Do not discuss these in game threads. They are not part of the game. It's also inappropriate to bring up the fact that you will report, are reporting, or have reported someone for their behavior. Just report it, don't make it a topic of conversation. If someone got an infraction or a ban, if they wish to discuss it they can discuss it with the moderation team, it's not a topic for public debate and hearings. Appeals, which are rare and require a good reason to even be considered, do not go in the feedback section, in the discord chat, or anywhere on MU boards. Those discussions will be handled in private. Taunting or flaming people for having reported them or having triggered an infraction or a ban will not be tolerated. Making a mistake and mentioning that you've reported or will report someone will be talked to at minimum.


    10. Do Not Edit or Delete Posts


    You are not allowed to edit or delete your in-game posts, even if you believe it to be an innocent action (fixing a typo, for example). Post edits and deletions can be used to send unauthorized private messages and cheat. (Also avoid links to Google Drive, Dropbox or other dynamic content, given that documents uploaded here are "live" and can be edited at any time.)

    11. Do Not Deadpost

    You are not allowed to post in the game thread after you have died except at the Game Host's discretion.

    12. In-Game Posts Have No Enforceability Elsewhere

    Bets made within a game are not enforceable outside a game. A concession is not valid unless sent to a host privately. All posts made within a game are assumed to be part of the game, though this doesn't excuse personal attacks (see Code of Conduct). (If they're not, they belong outside the game.)

    13. Do Not Bash Other Communities

    It is completely unacceptable to bash other communities or other players based on how they usually play where they are from. You can disagree with a playstyle and you can even be upset with it, but you are under no circumstances allowed to insult a whole community or in any way make another person feel unwelcome because of cultural differences. If you want another person to adapt to a new environment, try a gentle and friendly approach.

    To a very large degree, this rule falls under our Code of Conduct below, but it's being included here as well to make it more visible and clear to all players.


    Specific clarifications about talking about ongoing games:

    "Can I talk about an ongoing game in a non-partner community section of Mafia Universe?"
    No.

    "Can I talk about an ongoing game in the Discord if the game rules allow it?"
    If you are not in any other games that have strict OGI rules, then yes.
    If you are in any other games that have strict OGI rules, then no.

    "Can I talk about another game I am in if the game rules allow it?"
    If both games allow this, then yes.
    If either game does not allow it, then no, not even in the game that allows it.

    When playing multiple games, the strictest set of rules wins.


    To report violations of the rules under Mafia Universe's jurisdiction (general forum rules, Code of Conduct), please use the "report" button below every post, or accessible on every user's profile. To report violations of rules under your community's jurisdiction, contact your Partner Community Liaison.

    TL;DR Partner Communities have some leeway in the "Rules for Mafia Games" section of the site rules, but are expected to follow the general Forum Rules and Code of Conduct.

    We hope you enjoy yourselves on Mafia Universe!
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    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed reserved for flavor, again - busy this weekend,...

    reserved for flavor, again - busy this weekend, flavors will probably be late, apologies
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    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed reserved for flavor

    reserved for flavor
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    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed Day 4 - The Cave ...

    Day 4 - The Cave




    nestled amidst the shadows we found respite from the cold
    those swirling winds that stole away all warmth and life could not touch us in that hollow
    and for a fleeting fragile moment,
    we felt safe

    safe, but stuck.
    while one is sheltering in a cave, one cannot climb a mountain.

    the chamber we sheltered in was small, almost cozy,
    our small fire sufficient to illuminate every nook and cranny
    except for one.
    outside the weather raged on, icy and unforgiving.
    our sparse comfort seemed almost a paradise in contrast.

    every so often, though,
    a break in the clouds would appear
    and the faintest hint of sun would beckon us to the mouth of the cavern
    and we’d stare up at the mountain peak looming above us,
    enticing,
    beckoning.
    but there were always more clouds on the horizon.
    the storm, we knew, could resume at any time
    and we had no idea if we’d have been able to survive it.
    so we stayed in the cave.
    stagnant, but safe.

    at the back of the cave, the tunnel beyond the dark whispered to us,
    enticing,
    beckoning.
    come deeper, it said.
    here you are warm.
    here you are safe.
    here nothing can hurt you.
    there are no storms inside the cave.

    a lie, of course, a sweet deception,
    delivered with the bloodthirsty caring of a venus flytrap.
    nothing awaited us within that darkness, nothing beyond an empty black abyss,
    and we knew that should we ever fall victim to its siren’s call,
    we wouldn’t be coming back.

    so we didn’t go deeper, and we didn’t leave.
    we simply waited, biding our time,
    hoping one day for the storm to let up,
    or to find the courage to face it.
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    Sticky: Partner Community Liaisons What do Partner...

    Partner Community Liaisons

    What do Partner Community Liaisons do? They liaise!

    In all seriousness, they are go-betweens from each partner community to MU staff, and vice versa. If there's a larger-scale moderation or administrative issue that needs to be discussed, the Partner Community Liaison will be the main point of contact.

    Partner Community Liaisons are granted some mod powers in their specific partner community, such as the ability to sticky threads and edit (non-in-game) posts. They are the face of the community to MU staff as well as the users, and are responsible for its basic maintenance.

    Selecting a Partner Community Liaison

    If you do not already have a designated or official Partner Community Liaison, please begin the process of selecting and/or designating them. This can be as simple as making official what's already in practice, or as complex as a full discussion and taking a vote. We are leaving the specifics up to you.

    We strongly recommend that each partner community selects two Partner Community Liaisons. This is for purposes of backup in case one of the Partner Community Liaisons is absent, as well as potentially resolving any conflicts of interest should a Partner Community Liaison be involved in an ongoing game, etc.

    Once you have designated your Partner Community Liaison(s), please notify us of your choice.
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    Sticky: Partner Community Guidelines

    Welcome! We're glad that you and your community have chosen Mafia Universe as the host for your games, and we hope the site will provide a satisfying platform for your community.

    As Mafia Universe is a sort of melting pot of communities by design, we recognize that some standards and expectations in games may not fully carry over from community to community, or from you to us. Nevertheless, we do expect you to adhere to certain standards of behavior while on our site.

    The Forum Rules can be divided into three main sections: the general forum rules (don't post porn, hate speech, etc), the "rules for mafia games" (don't talk about ongoing games, don't talk about substitutions, etc), and the Code of Conduct (treat each other civilly).

    • The general Forum Rules and Code of Conduct still apply.
    • The "Rules for Mafia Games" do NOT necessarily apply. However, for example, if your community is lighter on the "don't talk about ongoing games" standard than Mafia Universe is, we still expect you to adhere to our standard when posting elsewhere on the site.


    For your convenience, full texts of each section of rules may be found below. These are accurate as of February 2021. We will try to keep these posts updated should any rules change, but to be absolutely sure you are getting the most accurate version of the rules, you may follow the links.

    General Forum Rules (still applies)

    Quote Originally Posted by Thingyman View Post
    Forum Rules

    These rules apply to all members in all sections of Mafia Universe.

    As a reminder, you have agreed to these general terms by registering on Mafia Universe:

    By agreeing to these rules, you affirm that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, violent, sexually-explicit, threatening, violate any laws, or otherwise violate Mafia Universe policy.

    The owners of Mafia Universe reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content for any reason.
    This policy covers, but is not limited to, the following:

    1. Illegal Activity

    Mafia Universe is not to be used for or in conjunction with any illegal activities. Mafia Universe is not liable or responsible for any user activity that may violate any national, international, or local laws or ordinances. It is your responsbility to know the laws that pertain to you and to act lawfully when using Mafia Universe.

    You also may not encourage others to engage in, advertise, or promote illegal activities. This includes, but is not limited to, websites that feature content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party.

    2. Pornographic Material

    Do not post or link to pornography or pornographic websites. Pornography includes posting images with obvious nudity, exposed genitals, or female nipples. That includes indirect links, photos, or videos with the pornography linked or displayed.

    If a thread is tagged as NSFW ("Not Safe For Work") in its title, we may allow members to post non-pornographic images of persons who are wearing very little clothing. Those images may be removed at a moderator's discretion.

    3. Gratuitously Violent/Disturbing Material

    We do not allow gory or otherwise disturbing material to be shown on Mafia Universe. This includes, but is not limited to, graphically violent images of injuries, dead bodies, car crashes, suicide, executions, and murder.

    You may only link to such material if used for discussion and hosted from a reputable source. In such cases, we require that you include a NSFW tag to warn your fellow users. Links to gory material may be removed at a moderator's discretion even if they have a NSFW tag.

    4. Spam

    Do not spam on Mafia Universe. You may not upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising. This includes promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," and other forms of solicitation. (The only exceptions are in specifically-designated areas -- namely, we allow users to advertise off-site games here).

    5. Gambling

    You may not gamble or invite others to gamble on Mafia Universe. This means you may not wager money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome. This includes any wagers on outcomes unrelated to mafia games. We will delete all such content.

    6. Violations of Privacy

    You may not violate other users' privacy. Under no circumstances may you spread personal information regarding other users without their express and clear permission - under no circumstances may you share personal information regarding a minor. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, users' names, emails, and addresses. We will delete all such content.

    7. Hotlinking

    Hotlinking means embedding an image on Mafia Universe by linking to the same image on another website, thereby using that site's bandwidth. This can incur malware warnings if linked to a disreputable source. We do not want to be associated with malware warnings and you will be held accountable for triggering such warnings. If you are unsure whether or not you are hotlinking or potentially incurring a malware warning, you should re-upload it to a dedicated image-hosting site (Photobucket, imgur, imageshack, tinypic etc.).

    8. Inappropriate Avatars or Signatures

    Avatars and signatures should follow all the same rules that apply to posts. For example, any avatars or signatures that contain (or link to) images that are pornographic, gory or discriminatory in nature will be removed by a moderator. Our definition of pornographic avatars is not necessarily limited to pictures of persons with no clothing, but can also extend to pictures of persons with very little clothing. Additionally, note that any unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements are also disallowed for signatures.

    9. Inappropriate Usernames

    Usernames that create or break tags, or usernames that are links to other sites, are all illegal. For example, an account named "[quote][/quote]" is disallowed, and so is an account named "Google.com". We reserve the right to also ban other types of problematic usernames.

    10. Hate Speech / Slurs

    Do not engage in bigotry. Do not act with prejudice, use hate speech, or show bigotry towards classes or groups of people.

    This includes the casual use of slurs especially when directed at other patrons, even if not naming them specifically. This includes "memes".

    It's a casual gaming site, full of people who want to relax. Do not turn either MU forums or discord into a place to debate the politics of hate speech or offensive slurs, or to debate MU policy on slurs. People leave the server because they don't care to hear your opinions on the subject, and they don't want your opinions on the subject made into the topic of a casual conversation.

    We will not post a full list of slurs, but beware of the following kinds of language, especially when directed at another user, implicitly or explicitly

    1) Slurs which involve a person's ethnicity or national origin
    2) Slurs which bash groups such as religious groups
    3) Slurs which involve gender discrimination, orientation discrimination, sex discrimination of any kind
    4) Offensive speech which does not use a slur but is equally discriminatory or provocative, especially when asked to stop. Adhere to CoC rule 1.


    Code of Conduct (still applies)

    Quote Originally Posted by Thingyman View Post
    Code of Conduct

    In order to form a better community, we must all agree that participation on Mafia Universe is both voluntary and a privilege, and that we must establish a standard of behavior which is friendly and respectful to all. Our goal is to create a community welcoming and fun to all people who want to be a part of it. So, here is the Code of Conduct that all users and staff are expected to adhere to:

    1) Treating others as you would like to be treated, is sometimes not enough. Do more. Lowering your own standards will not grant you the right to mistreat others. Treat others as they wish to be treated: If someone makes a reasonable request to you, please comply. If someone makes an absurd request, please decline politely.

    2) Help maintain MU’s friendly environment. In games, not all players wish to be competitive, and no one is required to be excellent at the game; that is an individual's right. Do not degrade your fellow guests and fellow players by calling them stupid or bad. In particular, we have a zero tolerance policy for flaming players that are new to the game.

    In casual conversation, not all participants wish to discuss graphic, sexual, or political content. If people ask you to stop discussing politics, religion, graphic sex acts or graphic acts of violence, if they ask you to stop using insults / slurs / bigoted language or to quit attacking or bashing people, even if you think it is a joke, it is no longer a joke. Please stop.

    3) Remember that while you are playing for fun, others take the game seriously. Please do not play against your win condition or play in a manner which is deliberately harmful to your side.

    4) Treat each other with civility even if you are frustrated. You have every right to get irritated or upset with someone, but it is better to let them know that in a civil manner, use the report button, or use the ignore button, than to flame and bait.

    5) Treat each other with civility even after and outside the game, in private messages, or on voice chat. Reserving bile and insults for private messages, harassing each other when the game is over, or trying to get away with severe CoC violations by simply doing them in voice chat is not okay. If we receive screenshots of private message abuse, reports of voice chat abuse, or you are otherwise being uncivil anywhere we moderate or to anyone on Mafia Universe based on interactions you had with them on MU, you may be warned, suspended, or banned at our discretion.

    6) Be considerate of those around you who have invested in Mafia or Mafia Universe. Do not spam, troll, sabotage, or be passive-aggressive. Do not threaten or otherwise provoke people. Read the rules of games before signing up to them. Read the forum rules and adhere to moderator's instructions. Make our community welcoming. Be the reason people come back.

    We will take notice if you are behaving in a manner that causes people to leave our site or moderated discord. If you are severely or repeatedly involved in bad interactions, you may be excused without prior warning.

    7) Play with a sportsmanlike attitude. It is unsportsmanlike to mock another person's win/loss record, their performance within a game, or to attempt to circumvent the rules and cheat. Refer to the forum rules and each individual game's rules for definitions of what constitutes cheating.

    8) If you are moderated, it is not a punishment, and it is not an attempt to publicly or even privately shame you. It is our way of guiding you toward our expectations for the health of Mafia Universe. We want you to feel welcome here. You will always be welcome here if you make an honest attempt to follow the rules.

    9) If you sign up to a game, or attempt to host a game, or embark on any other project which invites others to participate, please attempt to keep your commitments to the best of your abilities. Note that it is permitted for Game Hosts to bar you from their games if you repeatedly abandon your commitments.

    10) You may receive moderation based on a series of objectionable posts or messages even if none of them are individually egregious. Rude and obnoxious posts may not individually merit moderator intervention, but they are not tolerated as a pattern of behavior. If you are frequently involved in unpleasant encounters, the moderators will have a lower threshold for intervention. Ignoring a moderator’s instruction when asked to improve is grounds for moderation.

    Lastly, have fun and be good to one another... and to yourself!


    Rules for Mafia Games (may or may not apply on your community, still applies elsewhere on the site)

    Quote Originally Posted by Thingyman View Post
    Rules for Mafia Games

    (These rules apply to all mafia games on Mafia Universe unless your Game Host explicitly specifies otherwise. Revisions may occur.)

    It is important for you to note that even if you disagree with some of these rules, you are still bound by them. Furthermore, ignorance of the rules will not constitute a defense, though leeway and guidance will be given to new players.

    Breaking or bending these rules will often result in one or more of the following moderator or Game Host actions: Forced removal from the game (modkill), forced substitution, official warnings, infractions or, in severe cases, site bans.

    1. One Game, One Account

    You may only use one Mafia Universe account per game. You may not use an alt (alternative account) to gain information from players in a game you are in. You may not pretend to be two separate human beings. Also, hydras (two players sharing an account) are only allowed in non-hydra games if the host agrees to it and if the names of the two players are known.

    Breaking this rule without your Game Host's explicit approval may result in a permanent ban from Mafia Universe with no appeal.

    2. Do Not Sabotage

    You are expected to play to your win condition(s). Intentionally undermining your team is not allowed. Joining a game with sole intent to troll is not allowed. ("Bad" or "alternative" plays, however, are allowed, if you sincerely believe in their merit.)

    Severe or repeated offenses may result in a permanent ban from Mafia Universe with no appeal.

    3. Do Not Directly Quote or Screenshot PMs Relating to the Game

    You may not directly quote your Game Host, your role PM or any private communication with other players. (You may however, paraphrase in a way that leaves room for reasonable doubt). You may also not refer at all to any private communication with the Game Host, whether you are lying about this or not.

    Similarly, you may not ask fellow players questions with intent to make them break these rules. ("What color was the word "Town" in your Role PM?")

    Fake screenshots and quotes will be treated the same as genuine ones.

    Game Hosts may redefine what is acceptable to quote.

    4. Do Not Exploit Loopholes

    You are expected to abide by the spirit of the rules, not merely the letter. If you are misusing the rules in bad faith then severe action will be taken. (Likewise, if we believe a player broke the letter but not the spirit of the rules, we may be lenient.)

    5. Do Not Discuss Ongoing Games Outside the Game

    As long as a game is ongoing, you may talk about that game only where the host gives you explicit permission.

    Simply mentioning ongoing games without elaboration ("I'm playing in Game Q") is potentially dangerous. You can severely compromise a game's integrity by adding a new and unwanted source of information to the game.

    6. Do Not Operate a Shared Account ("Hydra") Without Permission

    You are not allowed to share accounts with other players during a game, unless the rules of that game explicitly allow this (i.e. if you're playing in a designated "hydra" game). You are also not allowed to ask for outside help or coaching without explicit permission.

    7. Do Not Make or Utilize Ciphers

    All information in a game thread needs to be accessible to all players. Secret codes requiring keys are thus banned. Videos of yourself commenting on the game are banned, as not all players can watch such videos. (Note that "breadcrumbing", gentle clues that anyone can piece together, are allowed. Links to videos and images made in good fun are allowed.)

    8. Avoid Flaking

    Signing up for a game is a commitment. It is unfair to the host and the other players if not everyone signs up able to meet this commitment. You are expected to meet your host's definition of sufficient activity. If an emergency prevents you from being able to play the game, then you should contact the host and request to be replaced, while at the same time providing them with a valid explanation of why you require a replacement. However, note that replacing out is only for actual emergencies; subbing out because you are unsatisfied with your role, because you suddenly no longer feel like playing the game, because you realize that you would rather not actually play several games at once are all non-valid reasons for subbing out, for example. Moderators and admins are keeping track of subbing and activity patterns, and if someone has a history of subbing out for poor reasons or not meeting the minimum activity requirements, they will be banned from signing up for games.

    Mafia Universe has a minimum post requirement per phase of 1 Post Per Phase, meaning Players that do not post at least once per game phase, of any phase length, may be subject to penalty. The Host may increase this minimum requirement, but may not decrease it. Given an appropriate explanation for flaking consistently, violations may also be judged on a case-by-case basis. Our hope is that if an individual signs up to play in a game, that they will contribute to that cause.

    9. Do Not Discuss Substitutions, Concessions, Reports, or Infractions During Play

    These topics are forbidden to discuss during play, as it may cause people to infer alignment in a manner that has nothing to do with actual game play.

    Discussing substitutions or discussing moderation, particularly after a moderator has instructed players not to, will be an infraction.

    9a. Substitutions: Noting that a player X has subbed for player Y is fine. Noting when that occurred is fine. Discussing why someone has been subbed out, announcing you will sub out, telling someone to sub out, public speculation as to someone's alignment based on the substitution itself, all forbidden. Think what you will about this person's alignment, at your own risk. But using the substitution as reasoning is disallowed. It's bad for the game.

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  35. Night 3#5969

    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed Night 3 - The Blizzard ...

    Night 3 - The Blizzard




    cold.

    thoughts came sluggishly.
    thinking was hard.
    so was moving.
    neither could stop.

    it’s cold.

    there was no sun.
    only slate-gray clouds,
    an impenetrable wall.
    had there ever been a sun?

    it’s so cold.

    we marched uphill into the wind,
    threatening to blow us backwards,
    and if we ever slowed or stopped,
    threatening to bury us altogether

    it’s so, so cold.

    maybe that wouldn’t be so bad.
    surely death wouldn’t be quite
    so
    cold.
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    Completed Mod Note Day 3 flavor ...

    Mod Note


    Day 3 flavor has been posted. Apologies for the delay.
  37. Night 2#4431

    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed Day 3 - The Tree Line ...

    Day 3 - The Tree Line




    crunch, crunch.

    claustrophobia and agoraphobia are not mutually exclusive
    a rusted hinge makes a door difficult to open, but a door should swing both ways
    and there is no rest for an object in motion

    with razor sharpness, dark shadows gave way to stark white,
    a vast expanse of freshly-fallen snow,
    untouched by human eyes or hearts
    and certainly unfamiliar to us

    crunch, crunch.
    a quiet sound, but deafening to our ears, so used to the oppressive hush of the forest
    that this gentle murmur of our footfalls seemed a roar,
    echoing off of cliff faces, amplified into infinity,
    unperturbed by the gentle softness
    of the now-disturbed snow

    anyone and everyone on the mountain must have heard this.
    anyone and everyone on the mountain must have seen our footprints.
    we had been perceived. we had been known.

    it was so cold.

    of course, we trudged on.
    crunch, crunch.
    each footfall announcing our presence anew
    to the hundreds of suspicious eyes we were sure lay just over the ridge
    it would have been pointless to turn back then,
    out in the open like that.

    crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch.
    hello, everyone.
    here we are.
    watch us as we climb this mountain.
  38. Postgame#1990

    Thread: Pokemon Black/White Light Game

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    Completed agree the fact that i was able to wriggle out...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gastrodon (#1988)
    Quote Originally Posted by [NSM] Mikey (#1985)
    Quote Originally Posted by Gastrodon (#1983)
    Mikey was mechanically outed fmpov. The only way the wolves don't jail Athena is if they already know she's lying.
    we jailed athena n1 and tried to kill them n2, which we couldn't do if we jailed them

    close though
    Yeah my spec chat read was you plus two of gastly/coffee/CRich

    Speaking of CRich he played a killer game!
    agree

    the fact that i was able to wriggle out of that wagon so easily speaks to rich having set me up in a pretty solid spot, props
  39. Postgame#1982

    Thread: Pokemon Black/White Light Game

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    Completed honestly i think more villagers should have left...

    honestly i think more villagers should have left cop cover this game

    wisdom stood out mostly because they were the only one doing it; i think if a couple of other people had jumped aboard, boq wouldn't have felt pressured to out and it probably would have taken us a fair bit longer to find the actual cop
  40. Postgame#1970

    Thread: Pokemon Black/White Light Game

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    Completed in my defense, 95% of my EoD posts came while...

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa (#1969)
    Mikey was literally openwolfing and y’all went for CC. Smh

    And Sams EOD was insanely wolffish

    Then I had it as one in Gast/Athena
    in my defense, 95% of my EoD posts came while stuck in the drive thru

    i'm very good at planning
  41. Postgame#1962

    Thread: Pokemon Black/White Light Game

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    Completed wisdom i probably only read like 20% of the...

    wisdom i probably only read like 20% of the thread but lemme tell ya, subbing in and seeing a wallpost calling out our entire goddamn team 3 posts above mine was demoralizing to say the least

    regardless of the result you played an excellent game imo

    also shoutout to van/mikey for a rly strong powerwolf game, couldn't have survived that situation if y'all weren't so on the ball
  42. Postgame#1955

    Thread: Pokemon Black/White Light Game

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    Completed the fact that people have started meta diving my...

    the fact that people have started meta diving my alt probably means there's no point keeping it unouted anymore

    gg all

    -sam
  43. Night 2#4430

    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed Night 2 - The Forest ...

    Night 2 - The Forest




    they say the pines are evergreen
    why, then, do their needles form a carpet inky black?
    coating every each of vibrant earth with trampled, beaten death

    amidst the first signs of Frost, we took the road not taken
    a sick joke, of course, as the path was abundant with footprints
    and litter
    and campsites
    and corpses.

    the canopy was dense and dark, an omnipresent overlord
    imposing solemn veil of eternal night
    these pale unblinking faces would nevermore see the light of dawn,
    nor it they

    we kept walking, of course
    what else was there to do?
    there's a certain comfort to certainty, of course
    but certainty is what drove us to the mountain in the first place
    certainty lay behind us, and below us, and beneath us
    so we trudged on, adding our own footprints besides those who had come before,
    and once they stopped, beyond them

    and after a time, patches of dirt began to appear where the foliage failed to subdue it
    and the occasional beam of luminous hope snuck through the canopy to illuminate the way foward
    and the corpses stayed behind.
  44. Sticky: nominating Bunnelby

  45. Night 1#2589

    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

    by Ampharos
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    Completed Day 2 - The Foothills ...

    Day 2 - The Foothills



    it’s said that you shouldn’t look down, shouldn’t look back, should always keep your gaze fixed firmly on what’s in front you. cast your eyes and heart forward into the future, lest you get bogged down by the past.
    whoever it was that first said this has never climbed a mountain.

    the summit itself was imperceptible, lost in an impossibly distant fog. the road ahead of us loomed ominously, almost seeming to stretch itself further still as we looked on. ancient and imposing pines resembled dust bunnies from this distance.
    the serpentine path beneath our feet cared about none of this, and wound steadily onward into the mist. it didn’t matter to me - i could match this pace. i HAD to match this pace.

    he did too, but he didn’t know it, so he couldn’t. he would look up at the mountain, and his face would drain of all color, and he would stop, and i would have to wait until he was ready to keep going. sometimes it would be minutes, sometimes hours. sometimes it was much, much longer.

    every time it happened, he started muttering to himself. the mountain is so tall, he would whisper. surely nobody could climb this. what’s even the point? what could possibly be at the top?

    and every time, i wanted to scream at him. look behind you! look how far we’ve already come! look at my box, a microscopic speck in an infinite horizon, a relic of a you that no longer exists! it’s ok to look back! it’s ok to look down! be proud of the hills you’ve already climbed!

    of course, i said nothing. he would have to turn around on his own. if you don’t take initiative for yourself, you can never climb the mountain.
  46. Night 1#2587

    Thread: Reflections From The Mountaintop

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    Completed Night 1 - The Box ...

    Night 1 - The Box



    imagine if, one day, with no fanfare or gravitas, you just happened to stumble upon the box containing schroedinger’s cat.
    would you have reacted any differently than he did?

    how long he’d guarded the box for, he couldn’t say. ten years, fifteen, who knows? the box appeared before his eyes in such stark clarity that the rest of the world was rendered dull, muffled, somehow less real.
    he held the box close, so close that not a single other soul even knew the box existed at all.
    in every waking moment, he cast furtive glances behind him, to make sure no one noticed when the box made a sound.
    and above all else, he NEVER opened the box, for fear of what he might find inside.

    the box was airtight. inside it was thick, cloying, suffocating. but schroedinger never considered how the cat felt, did he?

    whether what eventually happened was blind chance, preordained fate, or subconscious intent is unknowable. for years he had carefully resealed the box whenever the tape began to fray, but packing tape is a finite resource, and one day the roll was simply... empty

    and then i was out of the box, standing at the foot of the mountain, and i so desperately wanted him to see what was at the top.
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    Sticky: i have, though i preferred Mafia II and III, and...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#33)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ampharos (#29)
    hello i am representing Smogon
    welcome! have you played mafia before?
    i have, though i preferred Mafia II and III, and just generally think that the original's aged poorly in ways beyond just technical limitations - i did try the definitive edition, but it still doesn't quite cut it

    what does that have to do with anything, though?
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    Surprise twist: my girlfriend is going to listen...

    Surprise twist: my girlfriend is going to listen to my category with me. Songs she likes will receive a bonus point, songs she dislikes will lose a point.

    She doesn't like Amycore. Good luck.
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    Sticky: hello i am representing Smogon

    hello i am representing Smogon
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    Completed Quick note: the modbot post says majority is not...

    Quick note: the modbot post says majority is not enabled. This is incorrect - majority will be enabled starting Day 2. This has been fixed in modbot; blame me being rusty with the bot, apologies.
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