RID Kill, resurrect and redirect may not be redirected.
A spy redirected from A to B receives B is B's faction.
Appears in NP: Block, trap, successful RID Kill (including if saved from), successful (needed) protects and resurrects. Steals appear (as the target is blocked and stolen from).
When stolen actions are used, they follow the same redirect/appear in NP guidelines that otherwise apply to the action.
If a person is blocked (block/trap/steal) while using a stolen action/action choice/resurrect, it is not counted as being used up.
If all remaining players simultaneously die during a cycle, it forces a tie win. Maximum 3 players/2 factions involved.
Please notify me if you might be inactive as work arounds may be possible.
Addition: RID Kills with correct ID, appearing in NP (saved or otherwise) will not include the target's ID.
Another clarification: The block/protect role gains a choice AFTER N3, meaning from N4 onwards. At this point, they still only carry one action per night however just have a larger action pool to choose from. They can choose block or protect as many nights as they want, but the other actions once only.
A few more clarifications
A protect is like a bubble - nothing can come in but everything can go out.
If a loop of blocking actions (steal/trap/block) occurs that cannot be broken by the OOP without going around in circles, all actions appear in the NP. The loop may involve more than one type of action.
Each night you may RID Guess one full faction and will get no result except how many tasks overall you have completed.
4 factions with 4 players each.BTSC, no group kill. Each night a player can use either of his actions.
Faction A - Reality TV Judges
Judge Gloria Allred (We The People) - Steal Action (block and copy) OR Use stolen action
Judge Marilyn Milian (People's Court) - Trap OR Redirect
Judgemental Judy (Judge Judy) - Faction Spy OR RID Kill
Judge Joseph Wapner (People's Court) - Protect OR Block
Faction B - Serial Killers
Ivan Milat (Backpacker Murderer) - Steal Action (block and copy) OR Use stolen action
Dexter Morgan (Dexter) - Trap OR Redirect
Richard Kuklinski (The Ice Man) - Faction Spy OR RID Kill
Aileen Wuornos - Protect OR Block
Faction C - Mans Best Friend... on TV
Scooby Doo (Scooby Doo) - Steal Action (block and copy) OR Use stolen action
Red Dog (Red Dog - The Movie) - Trap OR Redirect
Brian Griffin (Family Guy) - Faction Spy OR RID Kill
Marmaduke (Marmaduke) - Protect OR Block
Faction D - Talk Show Hosts
Jerry Springer - Steal Action (block and copy) OR Use stolen action
Oprah Winfrey - Trap OR Redirect
Maury Povic - Faction Spy OR RID Kill
Dr. Phil - Protect OR Block
After N3, each Protect/Block role gains the option of: choice - may only use each action (RID Kill, F. Spy, Trap, redirect, steal, use stolen action) once. No limit on block/protect.
Any player may resurrect in lieu of that night's action. Each faction has 3 resurrects - 1 for use on faction-mates, 2 for use on other factions only. Maximum of 1 resurrect per night, per faction.
Action steal - names an alive player and gains whichever action that player is using that night (not including resurrects). May use that action once on any future night. If target is blocked/trapped/redirected, action copier receives action that was submitted. If target is inactive/submits no action, action copy receives a random action belonging to the target. If targets Player 4 after N3, receives block or protect, not any of the choice actions.
Protect - Protects target from being killed, blocked, spied, trapped, redirected or action stolen. Protected player can act but cannot be acted upon.
Eliminate all other factions
Complete 4 tasks from the following and have 2 out of 4 given roles (not of your faction) alive to win and exit the game early.
Tasks - (check your BTSC for your faction's specific tasks)
Trap an x role
Redirect Faction x to a y role
Kill or lead the lynch on a z role
Steal an x action and use it on faction y
Block/trap a RID Killer or save/protect the target. (Does not have to be an otherwise successful RID but it does have to be on a night the RID kill acts, and can't be your own RID killer.)
Identify one full faction, other than your own.
Tasks may not be targeted to your own faction.
List of Wincons for each Team
After Team D won and left the game on n4, some wincons had to be adjusted:
Changed wincons were Team C - Redirect Faction A to spy/kill role and Team A - Steal a Faction Spy and use on Faction C
Nana - As much as it pains me to give her an award after I just caught up to her ( tongue.gif ) , she gave the most consistent input of her faction. Fat Tony made a few strategic changes to the actions that saved himself from death and fixed their RID guesses and tasks, putting Nana on the right track to IDing everyone as she left the game. However, while FT made some srategic moves, Nana consistently inputted (?) strategy throughout the game, moving on from her original mixed up hypotheses to IDing all factions except for Marth and Aki whose IDs she allowed may be swapped. Thanks for your high level of participation, Nana!
Clozo - Clozo tried really hard to make head or tail out of this crazy game, and I could see her brain verging on the edge of exploding. (Sorry, Clo I didn't mean to do it. ) Due to semi-inactivity from her team, Clo took on responsibility for untangling the knotted web that was CYOW2! and she must have done something right because her faction completed their tasks well ahead of the other two teams. Thanks, Clo, for giving up your sanity for my lowly game.
Thanks to plasmid and golfjunkie for replacing at short notice halfway through a complicated game/standing by as replacement.
To everyone else - thanks for playing this experiment of a game! A special thanks to all who were active and set your minds to untangling the tasks/IDs/strategy.
If I could change anything, I would have converted it to last standing after Faction D left the game. Reason partly being because Faction D was a part of other team's tasks (which I had to later), but mainly because I could tell people were getting frustrated with the tasks and it would have been simpler for all, including me, if it went to last standing.
If anyone has any suggestions for Choose Your Wincon 3, please PM me or post here in the thread. Some random thoughts:
Typical baddie/goodie game with regular wincons but if you complete a (secret) task, you get an extra rep point. Possibly even allow players to choose their own "second wincon", approved by the host.
Choose your own role - baddie/goodie game with set roles and players submit the roles in order of preference. Roles would then be distributed either by
random.orging players and distributing their top undistributed preference or
distributing roles through a "patented process" that means more people get a role closer to the top of their list. (e.g - Look at the role that less people want and give it to the guy who has it highest on his list).
Thanks for playing and congrats to Nana and Clozo!
4 very different but equally dangerous teams are competing in hopes of becoming MafiaManiacs next top CYOW winners.. Would this be a storybook finish?
Ivan Milat was cruising the highway, looking for his next victim. He spied a backpacker who appeared to be hitch-hiking. Slowly, he pulled up putting on his most innocuous face. Nana approached the car but at the last second, saw a glint of steel peeking out from below some clothes on the front seat. "ModFrammit!" screamed Ivan, as he quickly leaned over to grab Nana. He was a fraction too late and as Nana disappeared, he found himself only holding her backpack. Having lost her belongings, Nana couldn't make it to the next town until the following day.
Elsewhere, Scooby Doo and Red Dog were mucking around, looking for mischief. Scooby Doo saw mew feeding the ducks at the duck pond. "Hmmmm, they look like Scooby Snacks." he thought. And so he sneaked up to mew and stole the bag of bread from at mew's feet. Mew spent the rest of the day looking for it.
Red Dog cracked up laughing. "That was a good one, Scooby." Wanting to impress his friend, he ran up and pushed a mother and her pram into the pond. As Brainy floundered in the pond, people rushed up to save her. Mother and baby were fine but they had to be checked out at the hospital which took the rest of the night and day to complete. Scooby Doo was a little shocked at his friend.
As Aileen Wuornos exited her Women's Studies class, she noticed Shadow walking alone. "Shadow, Shadow! There are men everywhere! You must stay safe! I would know, I've killed enough men in self defence."
And so Aileen walked Shadow home and made sure nothing happened to her. It was lucky as someone had tried to target her that night.
Hirk was making his way home from the train station when suddenly someone tried to target him in an unknown way. Dr Phil and Judge Joseph Wapner jumped out and tackled the assailant, chasing him away and keeping Hirk safe for the rest of the night.
Ivan Milat steals from Nana
Scooby Doo steals from mew
Red Dog traps Brainy
Aileen Wuornos protects Shadow
Dr Phil and Judge Joseph Wapner protect Hirk
You know what they say: Stealing is worse than death. And while there weren't any murderers lurking around, there were a hell of a lot of kleptomaniacs. So on this day, everyone came together to weed out the chaff from the wheat.
While many people's motives were questioned, the fingers of suspicion rested on Shadow. And with those fingers, they picked up her drivers license and identified her as ....
Nana7! Hang on, that's not right. How many backpacks have we got here? Okay... -pulls out another license- Herman Polskavok! ....
Ivan Milat - the backpacker murderer! (action steal)
Oprah Winfrey's guest had backed out at the last minute and she needed to find a new guest for her talk show. She peered out of the front-of-house doors of her studio, and saw Hirk striding down the footpath. " He appears interesting," she thought. And so she promptly grabbed him from the street and trapped him in her studio.
Scooby Doo, Red Dog and Marmaduke were bored and when dogs get bored they go NUTTTYYYY!!!!! They noticed Inawordyes, Marth and Slick strolling along the bike track alongside the park. Suddenly three balls of fur sprang into action. Scooby Doo stole IAWY's cap and was happy with how well it suited him, although IAWY spent all night looking for it; Red Dog threw Marth in the creek, which put him out of action for that night and the following day; and Marmaduke scared the hell out of Slick who spent all night up a tree.
Judges Gloria Allred and Marilyn Milian caught wind of all the mischief and set out to find the perpetrators. Judge Gloria Allred found Vine and confiscated her weapons, and Judge Marilyn Milian put Nana in the lock-up, to be released in 48 hours.
Elsewhere, Aileen Wuornos was in a bad mood so she punched the first guy she saw, Fat Tony, and knocked him out cold.
Over the past few cycles, in the middle of all this chaos, one group had completed the first of the tasks for the scavenger hunt. (Btw, I won't be putting any more task completions in the NP until/if a team wins that way.)
Judge Gloria Allred stole from Vine
Judge Marilyn Milian trapped Nana
Scooby Doo stole from IAWY
Red Dog trapped Marth
Marmaduke blocked Slick
Oprah Winfrey trapped Hirk
Aileen Wuornos blocked Fat Tony
A huge crowd piled on to the bus... the lynch bus. Taking their positions (huddled behind the driver), the bus jolted into action and accelerated rapidly. Careening down the highway, Andrew caught sight of their target. "Look, it's kits! Get him!" The crowd started to roar. "GET!-HIM!-GET!-HIM!"
"Alright, alright..." the driver replied. "I'm getting him, I'm getting him. " Just as Kits stepped off the kerb, the bus accelerated again and swerved towards him, flinging kits up into the air and then under the large wheels of the bus.
The bus slowly stopped and everyone got out. Peering under the bus, Kits was nowhere to be found, but then mew dragged a whimpering dog out. As mew cradled the injured dog in his arms, the dog sat up one last time and called out: "Scooby Dooby Dooooooo!!!" and promptly fell back down and died.
Oprah Winfrey needed to do some research for her segment on morbidly obese Americans. She decided to go to Fat Tony's house and interview him but first she needed a tape recorder. Oprah called her pal, Jerry Springer, over. "Yo, Jerry. Can I borrow a tape recorder from you?"
Jerry Springer didn't use such new-fangled equipment as he was far too old for that. (Just ask him, he'll tell you. ) So Jerry went to the locker room and stole a tape recorder from mewminator the young journalist intern's bag.
"Here, Oprah. Keep it as long as you want. " Jerry said as he handed the tape recorder to Oprah.
Oprah Winfrey set out to Fat Tony's house to get the big scoop. As she knocked on the door, a young Filipino carer opened the door. She led Oprah to Fat Tony, who was reclined on his king size bed, covering the majority of it.
"Fat Tony, I hear you haven't left your house in over 3 years?" she began.
"Why, that's correct, Oprah. The weight just piled on so slowly that I didn't notice it and then one day I woke up and saw what I'd become. Now, it's impossible for me to get through my front door. "
And so the interview continued, into the night and through the next day. I'd like to say it trapped Fat Tony in his house but he was already trapped by his kilogrammatic monstrosity.
Elsewhere, Gloria Allred was looking for a pen. She leaned over to Framm's desk and stole one. Framm spent the rest of the evening pen shopping.
Judgemental Judy was angry about welfare spongers, and so she went to Fat Tony's house to tell him to "GET A JOB!" (and knock some sense into him, possibly causing involuntary manslaughter.) She knocked and knocked but nobody opened the door. Judge Judy would never think to break and enter as she's a law-abiding citizen, so Fat Tony was safe for now.
Marmaduke was in a bouncy kind of mood and as he bounded over yet another fence, he landed on top of Vine and knocked her out cold.
Jerry Springer steals from mew
Oprah Winfrey traps Fat Tony
Gloria Allred steals from Framm
Judgemental Judy attempts a RID Kill on Fat Tony
Marmaduke blocks Vine
Inawordyes is Dr Phil
Night 4 - Phase 2 begins
Aileen Wuornos was signing her probation papers and she also needed Judge Gloria Allred's signature. Judge Allred's pen ran out of ink on the first stroke, so they both looked around for another pen. Aileen Wuornos stole a pen from Hirk and went to hand it to the judge, but Judge Gloria had already stolen a nicer pen from Vine.
Red Dog was running around in circles, chasing his tail. Aki approached him. "Here, boy! Hey, cute doggy. Stop chasing your tail, silly boy!" Red Dog stopped chasing his tail and looked at Aki, tipping his head on the side in curiosity. Two seconds later, he started chasing Aki instead. Aki giggled and ran away, Red Dog chasing her in circles. Aki finally managed to calm the silly puppy down but then continued to play with him for the rest of the day and night, as she was a huge animal lover.
Elsewhere, Maury Povic was in the cemetery, trying something one of his guests had taught him. Saying some esoteric words, a fine shadowy mist rose from a gravestone. It became more and more shadowy until it became Shadow herself. He had brought Shadow back to life!
Maury ran to find his friends, and tell them what had happened. As he entered the studio, Jerry Springer approached him excitedly. "I've got great news!" Jerry and Maury said in unison. "You go first," said Jerry.
"No, you go first," Maury replied.
Jerry took a deep breath. "You'll never believe it. We completed the last task in that competition Oprah entered us into."
"We won, Maury! We won the prize!!!"
"Prize? What's the prize?" Maury inquired.
"Ah... Well, I'm not sure. But we have to leave town right away to meet up with the officials."
And so Nana, Fat Tony, Andrew and IAWY won and left the game.
Gloria Allred stole from Vine
Aileen Wuornos stole from Hirk
Red Dog trapped Aki
Maury Povic resurrected Shadow
Talk Show Hosts won and left the game!
Phase 2 Rules
From now on, only one more team can win. So, these are the only paths to the end of the game:
1) If another team completes their tasks, it will end the game right there.
2) If two teams complete their 4 tasks on the same night, it will knock the third team out of the game, and the two teams will play on to last standing.
3) The game can go to last faction standing. In very limited circumstances, a tie is possible.
Currently the tasks stand at 1/0/0 in no particular order, so everyone is in with a chance!
After a little indecision, Shadow and Clozo were tied. However, just as the lynch master was about to drop the guillotine, the last vote trickled in.
"Stop! Stop! You must check this vote!" someone cried out.
Aura peered at the slip of paper, and said "That doesn't change anything at all" and promptly dropped the guillotine on Clozo's neck.
Clozo is Brian Griffin
Tonight was utterly expected. Plasmid entered the game as backup and was promptly trapped by both Marmaduke and Judge Joseph Wapner.
If someone was blocked, of course it would be mewminator. (Aileen Wuornos was probably feeling grumpy again.)
Red Dog decided to resurrect Clozo as he is a people person dog.
Spoiler for Night Actions
Red Dog resurrected Clozo
Marmaduke traps Plasmid
Judge Joseph Wapner traps Plasmid
Aileen Wuornos blocks mewminator
As Brainy was about to be lynched, Aura ran up frantic. "Noooooo!!!!!!!! That's not Judge Marilyn Milian, is it? I love People's Court! "
Aura stepped 2 paces sideways and faced where she was originally standing. "Yes, I am sorry to say that Brainy is Judge Marilyn Milian. Maybe you should watch Gloria Allred's People's Court instead? Its quite entertaining. " replied Host Aura.
Whiny Aura walked off crying while Host/Got-her-crap-together Aura killed Brainy in a non-specified manner.
Aileen Wuornos was getting angry so she trapped mewminator in a garbage bin and jammed the lid on tight. Just at that moment, Brian Griffin came around the corner, searching for mew to kill him. If it wasn't for mew being in the rubbish bin, the kill would have succeeded, but Brian Griffin didn't think to look.
Judge Judy was feeling cranky, too. She sought out Vine and gave her a piece of her mind. As she got louder and more worked up, she banged her gavel and accidentally knocked Vine out. Judge Judy immediately called an ambulance but Vine could not be revived.
Richard Kuklinski received a phone call. His next contract was to kill Clozo. With photo and known locations in hand, Richard sought out Clozo. It was as easy as taking candy from a baby. He balled Clozo up in a garbage bag and dumped her in the river, weighed down with a brick.
Elsewhere, Marmaduke, licked Framm all night, protecting him from all harm.
Spoiler for Night Actions
Aileen Wuornos traps mew
Brian Griffin attempts to kill a trapped (saved) mew
Judgemental Judy RID Kills Vine
Richard Kuklinski RID Kills Clozo
Marmaduke protects Framm
A note: Everyone keep your chin up. At this point you are all in the same boat; all frustrated with the damn tasks and all currently with equal chances of winning this. So take a deep breath and soldier on!
I've turned up to see all 3 inactive players, (including EDM who voted after the deadline) had their vote powerplayed in BTSC. In the interests of fairness, I will allow all powerplayed votes today. As activity is sporadic and I can't replace every half active person, and in a 4 faction game, each faction needs their full voting power, I'll allow BTSCs to fill in votes for inactive people. And in future, I'll come on earlier to enter them on the roster. I don't feel 100% good about this decision but I'm trying to make the best decision I can to ensure no faction is unfairly disadvantaged.
Be aware that if your votes/actions regularly get powerplayed, I reserve the right to take a rep point off for inactivity.
Plasmid was lynched as Ivan Milat. As there is no limit on number of times a person can be resurrected, and he seems like he has 9 lives. Perhaps we should call him Ivan Mi-lolcat.
Night 7 (Don't all attack me at once.)
Marmaduke and Judge Joe Wapner were trying an experiment, hoping to resurrect Brainy. As they concocted their potion, Judge Joseph Wapner's glasses slipped and he put a lizard's tail in, instead of a lock of poodle hair. As they chanted the incantation together, Marmaduke successfully resurrected Brainy but Joseph Wapner accidentally resurrected Slick instead. Slick wasn't actually dead, but he had been fast asleep.
The stress had been building up in Judge Judy's mind for days. As she drove home, her foot pressed the accelerator down more and more, millimetre by millimetre, until she was weaving in and out of the traffic. Behind her, EDM honked her horn. "Hey! You idiot, you cut me off!" Judge Judy had enough. She pulled over to the side of the road and EDM pulled up ahead. As Judge Judy exited her car, EDM saw Richard Kuklinski pull over to the side of the road. Good, a witness. EDM thought.
Judge Judy stormed over to EDM's car and wrenched her door open. Pulling EDM out, Judge Judy flew into a rage and grabbed EDM by the shoulders, smacking her head against the car over and over. EDM tried to put her hand up to slow the situation down and calm Judge Judy but it was too late, both for Judge Judy's mental stability, and EDM's life. As EDM slumped down to the ground, Richard Kuklinski strode up casually and put a bullet in EDM's temple. Poor Li-ttle Li, went to sLi-p forever, quite dramatica-Li.
Judge Gloria Allred had lost yet another pen to the pen monster and went next door to grab one off mew's desk. As she left mew's office, she bumped into a bookshelf, and once the door closed, the bookshelf fell down, locking mew in overnight.
At the dog park, a motley group of once famous dogs were sniffing around. Red Dog and Marmaduke called Brian Griffin and Scooby Doo over. "By sniffing these footprints and human droppings, we've identified some Serial Killers! This is our last task!"
Scooby Doo's ears pricked up- "RrrrWhat is the prize? Mrraybe some Scooby Snacks?"
"Rrr.-I dont knrrrow", replied Red Dog. "Rrrr-et's run over to Rrrr-Aura's house and find out!"
And so the four rrrrrandom dogs of all shapes and sizes bounded off into the distance.
Spoiler for Actions
Judge Judy (Aki) RID Killed EDM
Richard Kuklinski (Slick) RID Killed EDM again for good measure.
Marmaduke (EDM) resurrected Brainy
Judge Joe Wapner (Marth) tried to resurrect Brainy but resurrected Slick instead because of Red Dog (Framm)
Judge Gloria Allred (Hirk) stole from mew
Team C (Man's best friends) and Team D (Talk Show Hosts) win the game!
Host comments and MVP up tomorrow.