Can't stop the signal!
|Link||Game thread: Serenity Mafia BTSC threads|
|Size||16 Players (Large)|
|Roster|| 1) NickFleming|
|First to Die||Glycereine|
|Awards||Nominated for Best Mafia Game Brandos 2010|
It began on September 11th, 2010 and ended in an extremely close Baddie win in N7 (September 26th, 2010).
Serenity Mafia ran as a modified standard mafia game. It consisted of 3 Baddie roles with BTSC, 10 Goodie roles (with some BTSC possible) and 3 Indy roles (without BTSC). One of the goodies (Jayne) could be turned to the baddie side. Also there were some secret abilities on the goodie side.
- Ties always result in no lynch
- NK is not carried out by one of the baddies (group ability)
WinCon - Defeat all Baddies and Reavers
- CPT Malcolm Reynolds - Protects his crew; Has 2 RID guesses per night; If correct, player joins BTSC; Has BTSC with Mr Universe
- Zoe Washburne - Warrior woman who hits someone in the head and blocks their action
- Hoban "Wash" Washburne - Ace Pilot; Keeps all on board (in BTSC) safe from being lynched; Vote counts for 0, 1 or 2
- Inara Serra - Uses her feminine wiles to charm a player and steal their action (random)
- Jayne Cobb - Can redirect an action each night; If offered the correct amount will turn on the CPT and capture one of the Tams
- Kaylee Frye - Has 1 RID guess per night; If she locates the CPT or Mr Universe, she joins BTSC and backs up Mr Universe's role
- Dr Simon Tam - Has 1 attempt to guess injured player's role; If correct, injured player is healed (Can act again)
- River Tam - Can spy one player each night; Can submit a list each night with as many names as desired, will be told if a Reaver is on the list
- Shepard Book - Saves one player each night
- Mr Universe - Keeps the truth of the signal; Has 1 RID guess per night; If correct, player joins BTSC; If killed, BTSC is removed (unless Kaylee has joined)
|*Goodie Secret Abilities*|
|CPT Malcom - At any time, may kill a Reaver, MUST BE SURE OF PLAYER!!!, If incorrect, Reaver kills random member of crew; If River is captured, Mal may sacrifice to free her; Zoe then takes over as CPT (abilities included)|
WinCon - Kill Mal & Capture the Tams - BTSC/Night Kill - Can offer Jayne a price between 0-2M - Can enter 3 digit code to trigger River; If triggered, she will injure a random crew member
- The Operative - Can capture one person per night; Unless a Tam, prisoner is released the following night
- Parliament - Can spy one player per night; Can also block a vote during lynch
- Blue Hands - Can redirect one action per night; Can also injure a player and remove them from one day phase
WinCon - Must Kill 5 Players Themselves
- 3 Reavers - Each night, each Reaver has 2 RID guesses; If all 3 are correct, player dies; If a Reaver dies, ability passes to remaining Reaver(s); If RID is correct, player may send a 1-word message to random Reaver
- Marquessa - The Operative
- Framm - Parliament
- Izzy - Blue Hands
- onetruth - Jayne
MVP: none (host decision)
Day and Night Posts
|"......!!!” Mal screamed. “Gorram Purple-Bellies!!! After everything they did, you’d think they’d just go away and leave us be!”
“What did you expect, Mal?” Mr Universe replied. “Did you really think the Alliance would leave you be after you shamed them like that?” “I guess I hoped. He said they would be coming for me, but I didn’t conjure it would be this soon.” Malcolm Reynolds sighed and stared into the monitor at the image of the electronics expert he knew as Mr. Universe. He had been a good friend to Mal and his crew, helping them to set up the broadcast that brought the stability of the Alliance crashing down. Granted, Parliament still maintained control, but the trust of the people was severely damaged. “This wouldn’t be so rutting bad if I had my crew with me. I really should have waited on the vacation time.” “Well, get them back together. And stay in touch! I can help coordinate from here. Lenore and I will be waiting.” Behind him, Lenore - Mr Universe’s beautiful love-bot - waved, robotically. The two friends said their goodbyes and ended the transmission.
In a conference room on Londinium, a group had gathered. They spoke of the incident that had occurred two weeks prior. When the meeting had finished and the decisions that were needed had been made, all but one filed out of the room. This man, the leader of the Parliament of The Union of Allied Planets sat quietly, contemplating the events surrounding Miranda. After a fashion, he leaned forward, depressing a button on a small monitor in front of him. A few short words were exchanged before the transmission ended and the leader sat up straight, adjusting his tunic. The door slid open and three men walked in. A slight shiver ran up the spine of the leader as he fought to keep his composure neutral. They stood straight and tall at the opposite end of the room, silently waiting for their orders. “Gentlemen, welcome,” he said, forcing the shakiness from his voice. “You have been briefed on what has happened on Miranda. Your orders are clear. Find them. Bring them in.” The men with blue hands and the man that didn’t exist nodded and left the room. The leader sighed and slumped back into his chair, calming himself. After a few moments, he sat up and leaned over the monitor in front of him. When the connection was made, he uttered only two words… “Do it.”
“Yes, Captain,” Zoe said. “If it’s that bad, we all need to return to Serenity.” “Shiny,” Mal replied. “Where are you two?” “We’ve been traveling,” Zoe said. “Right now, we are on the planet…” BZZZZZZZZZ Mal’s monitor suddenly went fuzzy. He looked at it strangely for a moment before attempting to reconnect with his first mate. He became more and more frustrated as it failed each time. Just as he was about to begin throwing things, an image popped up. “Mal” Mr. Universe said. “We got troubles.” “What happened?” Mal asked. “They are jamming us. Well, actually, they are jamming everyone. Communication in the entire verse is 拧. I don’t know how they have enough power to do that! They have even cut comms in the rim.” “So, how are you getting through to me?” Mal asked, knowing the answer. “Can’t stop the signal, Mal,” He said, using his trademark line. “And definitely can’t stop mine. Find them, Mal. Find your crew. They are going to be sending their worst at you. You won’t win this unless you are with your family.” Mal nodded, grimaced and cut the transmission. Outside the bridge, Serenity’s engines lit up, a swirling mass of green and gold light, before the sleek little transport slipped off silently into the black…
|Night 1: Spies In The Black|
It seemed as though everyone in the ‘Verse had the same idea. Nearly all were looking for certain people. They soared through the black, the empty open space, searching, always vigilant, always seeking. The Reavers ventured deeper and deeper into populated space, looking for those that would fulfill their dark desires. But the ‘Verse is a big place and the Reavers minds are not what they used to be…
The Blue Sun agents watched GJ from afar, unhappy with the decisions he was making. The moved behind him, whispering a quiet suggestion. Gj decided he would be better suited going after Merkal instead. As GJ moved away, Riranor wandered past the blue-handed agents. They spun, producing an HOB Rod, the two end jutting out quickly. The ultra-sonic waves blasted Riranor, forcing him to his knees. Tears of blood ran down his face before he coughed, spitting blood, and fell heavily, his breath shallow and labored. It would be some time before Riranor would have any effect on the ‘Verse… On Londinium, the Alliance parliamentary leader was busy. He sat at his monitor, inputting the necessary code and transmitting an offer to a man on a distant planet. He waited to see if there were any results of his actions. When it was apparent that neither had worked, he decided he would investigate a sighting on Persephone. His monitors lit up with images of individuals going about their lives, unaware of big brother watching them. Then, the leader saw Glyc and smiled.
Zoe made her way through the streets of Bellerephon, searching for someone. When she came up behind Marquessa, she figured she might as well knock her out, as that is something Zoe enjoys doing. A quick, hard butt-stroke to the back of Marq’s head and she was down, unable to do what she wished. Zoe nodded, shrugged and walked away. Jayne Cobb stalked his target, hiding in the shadows. He followed EDM for some time until he finally saw her alone. Keeping to the shadows, Jayne crept up behind EDM, jamming Vera into her back. “I know what you are trying to do,” he muttered. “Go for Lionheart instead. If not, I swear to you, I will find you and I will ruttin kill you.” EDM nodded and went off after LH…
|Day 1: A ‘Verse of Confusion|
|With all still alive, the confusion ran rampant. Accusations were thrown back and forth until it seemed another War for Unification would be fought.
In a hospital on Ariel, Riranor lay wounded. He slept lightly, his overactive mind racing with images. Suddenly, he awoke, sitting straight up. He didn’t even feel the pain shoot through his chest from his abrupt movement. I know who I need!
Framm and EDM were the two. The votes piled on them until there was no question that one would die. Framm came out with the most, making him the one to die. But, someone, somewhere, decided he would not be the one to go today. And further, NO ONE would die this day. And so, another night will fall…
|Night 2: Unification Lost|
|Mal and Mr Universe continued in their quest to find their friends. They sent out their transmissions, hoping for a return message. But none would be found tonight. Enraged, Mal sent Serenity spiraling into the Black, hunting for Reavers. When he found his target, he pulled his gun, ready to put a bullet in them. His target stepped into the light as he was about to pull the trigger. A feeling of utter dread washed over Mal as he realized how wrong he was. A thought passed through his mind. A thought of death. A thought of a Reaver ripping a friend apart. What had he done?
The Alliance has made their decisions. They sent out their code and waited. They waited for a long time before they realized they were incorrect. The leader sighed, resorting to another encrypted message. Almost immediately, a response came. After a short conversation, a deal was made.
Jayne knew where one of the Tams were. He made his way to their current location and through naught but brute strength, he captured them, dragging them away. After years of searching, the Alliance finally got one.
The Blue Sun agents had their sights set on Izzy. When they found her, they made quick work of her. When they were done, she lay quivering in a pool of blood.
Zoe and Inara had the same thoughts this night. Although their methods differed, each found their target quickly. Zoe once again laid Marquessa out with a swift blow to the back of the head. Inara preferred to use her Companion training, leading Framm into her shuttle with her feminine wiles. The night would be eventful for Framm, although not in the manner he had first intended.
The Reavers were once again searching for their prey. Two found who they were looking for and made their way back to Reaver space to gain allies in the fight. The third floundered, his targets eluding him. Filled with an unnatural anger, he set his sights on the first individual to cross his path. Glyc didn’t see it coming. The Reaver set upon him, performing the most unspeakable acts. When it was all said and done, Glyc’s body was so mangled his own friends would not have recognized him. The ‘Verse kept turning…
|Day 2: First Lost|
|Confusion remained. The ‘Verse is like that, though. The decision had been made. MM walked through the streets, searching for her dear friend, Marq. One more hit, just one more. But, she would not gain her shot today or any other day. A shadow sped past her, a blur in the darkness. Zoe gasped… And fell.
Across the ‘Verse, a cold shiver ran down Wash’s spine… No…
|Night 3: Apathy|
|It was a strange night in the ‘Verse. Either apathy or technical malfunctions caused the Serenity family to do nothing. Or perhaps it was the Pax… Only Mal kept going, kept searching for his family. But, the jamming that prevented most of the transmissions throughout the ‘Verse must also have had an effect on his mind. Everything he thought tonight was wrong. But, he would not stop. Not until he found them… Or died trying.
The baddies were closing in. The leader sat behind his monitors, searching faces. When he saw Limey, he brightened. Ah! We have you! Jayne, in his new found position within the Alliance, snuck up behind Riranor, prepared to force him to do his will. He reached Riranor, making not a sound on his approach and stuck the barrel of Vera to the back of his head. After demanding that he go for another, he realized that Riranor was sleeping. Ruttin moron! What good are you?! The Operative was intent on finding the other Tam on this night. When he spotted LJ in a crowd, his eyes narrowed and a smirk came over his face. He followed LJ until they came upon a deserted piece of ground. LJ turned, horrified by the agent of the Alliance standing before him. The Operative approached, an air of confidence surrounding him. When he was close enough to see LJ’s face, he realized he was wrong; LJ was not who he was looking for. “Get lost,” he growled. LJ, in a fit of panic, turned and fled. The Operative made his way back to his ship and on the way passed GJ. This will do he thought. He came up behind GJ quickly, ramming his hand into the small of GJ’s back, pressing and twisting. GJ’s body locked up, tightly, his muscles unable to move him away from his impending doom. The Operative faced GJ, calmly drawing his sword. “This is a good death,” he told him gently. With a quick thrust, he buried the sword to it’s hilt in GJ’s belly. Stepping in, The Operative looped an arm under GJ’s armpit and held him close. “Fear not, friend. You go to a better place. I will meet you there soon. Go now…” GJ sighed, his final breath.
The Reavers were in a rage tonight. They WERE going to find their prey. For hours they searched. And then, they found Marquessa. They were on her in a flash, tearing at her flesh, her inhuman wails piercing the night. It lasted for hours. When it was over, Marq was gone.
|Day 3: Standstill|
|The votes were in. Framm was in the majority and was sure to be taken out. But, the Parliament had other ideas. They went to work, passing bylaws and reforms to prevent their enemy from killing Framm. When their laws were passed, the votes were changed and all remained safe…|
|Night 4: A Step Closer|
|The Reavers were sure. They had their man. Framm was out in the open as they ravaged a town. When they saw him, their already crazed minds went even more haywire. They turned and froze, staring at him with pure, unadulterated hate in their eyes. Framm’s body went cold. He slowly backed away before he turned and ran, an inhuman wail escaping his lips. He ran with everything he possessed. It wasn’t enough. They caught him just outside of the city, tackling him to the ground. Hours later, they left a bloody smear on the street.
Mal and Mr Universe kept up with their searching, looking for their family, But to no avail…
The blue handed agents set out for their fun this night. They spotted NickFleming and made their way over to him, HOB Rod activated and ready. Before they reached him, however, Shepard Book approached Nick, guiding him away. The agents sighed, feeling hopeless and walked away.
Jayne, desperate to prove himself among his new allies, found Limey staring into a crowd. He crept up behind the Limester, whispering in his eye a new idea, an idea that involved Lionheart instead. Limey nodded. Satisfied, Jayne headed to the other side of the city where he found EDM. He raised Vera, placing EDM’s head in the crosshairs. A smile came over his face as he pulled the trigger. The bullet hit EDM in the temple, creating a pink mist on the other side. She fell, dead before her body hit the ground.
|Day 4: Don’t Lie Down|
|A Reaver ship floated through space, quiet and graceful as it slid through the black. Inside, however, the quiet and grace ended. Screaming and wailing could be heard within the hull of this ship; the insanity and horror of the creatures inside could make the bravest of men flee in terror.
Merkal sat calmly among these Reavers, yet his mind swirled. He had been sitting this way for a long while. Then, in a flash, his mind calmed. He looked around at the lunacy he was immersed in. Yet, he didn’t care. His mind calmed quickly, too quickly, too far. He sighed, feeling his body weighted down by some unseen force. Leaning over, he stretched out, laying flat on the hard steel of the ship. He closed his eyes, letting the calm fully invade his body, and never opened them again…
|Night 5: Edge of Darkness|
|Jayne made his approach. His target was there, ahead of him. Vera’s butt-stock hit the pocket of his shoulder, settling in like it was originally a part of his body. He cocked her, sliding a live round into the chamber and stepped out of the shadows. LJ turned and saw him there, ready to kill.
“So,” he said. “It was you…” Jayne nodded and pulled the trigger.
The Reavers had made their presence known. They were pushing out farther each year. But tonight, they were exactly where they needed to be. Filly and Izzy… Two targets, two locations. A swarm of Reavers on each. They barely saw it coming. As the Reavers descended upon them, they let out a scream that was neither human nor animal, but a scream of one that knows the end is near. An end that makes men wake in the night and fear the shadows. But this end would not come for hours… And when it did, Filly and Izzy were gone…
|Day 5: One to go|
|Lionheart tried. He gave all he had. First he tried to lynch Nick… He said it was to keep the Reavers from getting the win. Then, he switched to OT, who all were suspicious of, he said. It was then that he realized the others had left, gone on their way to deal with other things. Lionheart realized he was lost and laid down, the calm overwhelming him. He never got up…|
|Night 6: Inara: Hero of Sihnon|
|Jayne landed on Sihnon in the dead of night, aware that his target was here. He set off in search of Limey, Vera locked and loaded. His search took hours, but eventually he found him. Jayne stayed to the shadows, watching for his moment. Before it came, a figure approached him. She was beautiful and alluring and Jayne could not resist her.
When Jayne awoke the next morning, he leapt up, grabbing his weapon. He glanced around, but Limey was gone. “Gorram Inara!!!”
|Day 6: Out of Gas|
|Nick sat quietly, waiting. The other three boarded Serenity, making their way to the bridge. They found him sitting on the bridge, a sad look in his eyes.
“It’s time,” they said. He turned and stared at them, a single tear rolling down his face. They moved in slowly, menacingly. As they took his life, he smiled. “Zoe, I’ll see you soon,” he whispered. And Serenity would fly no more…
|Night 7: Unification of Evil|
|Limey and Riranor stood on the bridge, staring at the dead body of Wash, mortified by what they had done. A noise behind them reminded them that they weren’t alone. They turned quickly to find OT behind them, an evil smirk on her face.
“You, Jayne?” Limey/Inara said, shocked. Riranor/Simon felt a shudder run through his body and began slowly retreating in fear. Jayne stepped forward, pulling a blade from its sheath on his hip. Inara attempted to step in front of him, but a quick movement of his arm sent her sprawling across the bridge. Jayne lunged forward, grabbing Simon by the throat. The fear was evident in the young doctor’s eyes as Jayne raised his knife. “No, please,” Simon whispered. Jayne smiled and stabbed, driving the blade into Simon’s stomach. The doctor’s eyes widened in pain and fear. His body began to convulse as the pain became too unbearable. “Know this, doc,” Jayne whispered. “I have your sister. But, don’t worry, you will see her soon.” Simon tried to scream, but no sound would come. He managed to whisper his sister’s name before his eyes glazed over and he slipped into the black…
End of Game Roster
- NickFleming - Wash - Lynched D6
- Marquessa - The Operative - Killed N3
- Fox - River - Captured
- Limey - Inara - Killed N7
- Framm - Parliament - Killed N4
- Izzy - Blue Hands - Lynched D4
- Molly Mae - Zoe - Lynched D2
- EDM - Mal - Killed N4
- LJayden - Book - Killed N5
- onetruth - Jayne
- Lionheart - Reaver - Lynched D5
- Filly - Mr Universe - Killed N5
- Glycereine - Kaylee - Killed N2
- golfjunkie - Reaver - Killed N3
- Riranor - Simon - Killed N7
- Merkal - Reaver - Lynched D4
|Actions (some still missing)|
Night 1 / Day 1
Night 2 / Day 2
Night 3 / Day 3
Night 4 / Day 4
Night 5 / Day 5
Night 6 / Day 6