The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby somitomi » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:42 pm UTC

Reversi
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Man, what's the point of being mafia, if you can't plot and scheme with your buddy? I'm also a bit uncertain on what town would do. What's clear is that town would try to lynch the towniest looking players and therefore the usual goal of looking as town as possible applies. However the NK strategy is a bit of a conundrum, because smart town might realise that mafia would aim for the scummy players and deliberately draw the NK to win. Now having realised that, I could aim for the neutral-ish people and we've got some fine wine before the game even started. We could try signaling each other, but I don't know how we could pull that off without town noticing. (The strategy of all mafia simply starting with "I'm mafia, kill me mate" crossed my mind, but a town roleblocker or doctor would immediately foil that).
On the plus side, I can basically change cop results on anyone to my liking and that feels like a very powerful thing. Powerful thing indeed... heheh.. hohohoho... MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:38 pm UTC

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I'm excited to see who mentions doctors first in the thread, and whether that will get them townie points, or not because it is too obvious of a lynch-me-please claim.


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Which seems a bit pointless to me as there is no reason for me to be truthful about my results. Will help me from a selfish strategy perspective.

*Headtilt*
Eliminating yourself doesn't guarantee a win; (for town that is; jesters, survivors or whatnot can be insta-win) it is just one step towards winning, and town still needs to be eliminated without your help after you're out.
Is it more selfish to abdicate responsibility, or to take command of the lynching?

Also... how would that even work? "I got a cop result of town on myself! We should lynch me first as the safe bet!"

And I'm sure Somitomi is cheering wildly on the inside at knowing who the cop is.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:37 am UTC

Reversi:
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Sorry for ignoring you Gojoe. I'm a town overworked doctor. I must protect two people each night, which may include myself. My ability feels seriously detrimental to town, and I feel like I want to die quickly, so my plan tonight is to doctor my two scummiest reads. I'm trying to think like scum!me would for the purposes of the night kill, as I want to avoid blocking a town kill. If scum kill townier looking players, it makes getting the lunch right harder. I think therefore scum kill choices should be unchanged from a normal game.

Todo: look up whether day chat is possible and decide if a freezeblade/wam double act is possible.
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:27 pm UTC

Do we have anyone available for replacements who hasn't read spoilers?
Peaceful Whale seems to have fallen off the internet.

Well, perhaps next time.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Madge » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:40 pm UTC

unfortunately i read spoilers :( :( i'm sorry
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:05 pm UTC

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My, small games seem to be particularly fast and thin.
I suppose larger games grow in both volume and duration faster than the number of players.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:17 pm UTC

Reversi:
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Yeah, small games don't work as well as somewhat larger games. I think the concept though is not a bad one, and would have worked well with more players. I realised quickly that I was probably the biggest threat to town's victory, and needed to get myself killed. With two forced doctor uses in such a small game, there was a high risk I'd accidentally block a kill, making things much harder. Furthermore, I wouldn't know who was the one I saved, so it doesn't have the pseudo cop effect that a regular doctor has. The only downside was the chance of two scum. However, as I assumed a 2 scum setup, my lynch would have resulted in a town win.
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Peaceful Whale » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:11 pm UTC

Heck guys...
>.<

I completely forgot about this :P

I'm not as active online as I used to be because of school and stuff, and this just passed my mind. Im sorry that I failed >.<
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:58 pm UTC

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Well, the cop power would have been far more interesting in a larger game. There's no chance to even consider sanities with just one use.


Peaceful Whale:
You'll have to get used to stopping by here on a regular basis, and try again later. Maybe set yourself an alarm to check in before bedtime :)

Reversi ++
Spoiler:
And we are at sudden death endgame. Wam will likely end up making the deciding vote, but I suppose that's obvious.

I can say I definitely like longer games where there is time to play with the powers and see what people come up with. On the other hand, the small games are a lot less work, so it isn't an issue to host if people like that instead.


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Hmm. Possible last-day strategy; everyone votes for themselves. Mafia then can't switch without instantly losing. Remaining townies can take their time to consider things without the mafia pressuring. As the deadline closes in, the threshold of confidence drops until someone takes the plunge.

If anyone starts with a vote for someone else, they are either a mafia about to lose, or they are a confident townie playing a dangerous game.
If anyone previously claimed to be reasonably confident, but declines to switch votes late in the day, then they are more and more likely to be the mafia player.

Therefore, mafia should try to project the least confidence on day N-1. I suppose they always need to project less confidence than reality since they know who is mafia, but it is a bit keener here and they can't just push one person to be the mislynch.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby somitomi » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:09 pm UTC

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As I said in thread, there's either two mafia or just me and I have no idea who my partner might be in the former case. Until now I've been working under the assumption that I'm alone but one issue I just spotted is that the hypothetical other mafia possibly doesn't have the same tiebreaking power I do (at least I don't see how that would work and there's no mention of it in the PM). So they can't win after I die and the game ends with a draw. If I worked out who's more likely to be mafia I could just get them lynched and win regardless of their alignment by tiebreaker, but if I mess up and there's two of us, we lose. Hmmmm....
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby LaserGuy » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:14 pm UTC

Unlikely Superheroes is in signups. Game scheduled for early May.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:12 pm UTC

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This is coming right down to the wire. What will somitomi claim?
Anything from the pre-claimed mundane Miller to the flipped Overworked Doctor could be plausible and thus fair game.

Hmm... I suppose somi also expects there is a 50/50 chance of there having been a no-result copping; that makes it trickier.
Making a claim that could explain roleblocking the claimed cop seems like a bad idea.
Something innocent and then posit that the "miller" was actually a mafia roleblocker, or that the cop was self-blocking, but without letting anyone know that you know there was a likely no-result perhaps?

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby wam » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:48 am UTC

Reversing

Spoiler:
let's see. I hate being the swing vote at the end!
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:39 pm UTC

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Arghleblargle, I just realized I misread one little thing, and borked the night action. Dangit, that probably broke it for Somitomi. :(

Wait, no. I just confused Freezeblade and Wam this morning. Never mind.
It was correct to get no result on freezeblade.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby LaserGuy » Wed May 01, 2019 1:37 pm UTC

Any more for Unlikely Superheroes? I'd really love to get up to 9-10.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrar » Wed May 01, 2019 8:20 pm UTC

Time for some aggressive recruiting. :D

BoomFrog wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

Mark_Cangila wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

MasterOfAll wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

mpolo wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

Vicarin wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Wed May 01, 2019 9:00 pm UTC

I hope there is a laser-eye surgeon in the game.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby BoomFrog » Thu May 02, 2019 1:42 am UTC

Uhh, hmm, err... hmm... :?
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Vicarin » Thu May 02, 2019 2:31 am UTC

Ok, I shoooould be fine to play, I think I'll have a bit more time than I've had recently.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby LaserGuy » Thu May 02, 2019 4:32 pm UTC

Thanks everyone. Unlikely Superheroes will be starting on Monday, May 6.

SuicideJunkie wrote:2. SuicideJunkie (Bump to Players if necessary)


You will be getting bumped to starting players.

jimbobmacdoodle wrote:3. jimbobmacdoodle (also bump up if needed).


You will be getting bumped to starting players.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrar » Thu May 02, 2019 4:46 pm UTC

Yay!

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby jimbobmacdoodle » Thu May 02, 2019 5:07 pm UTC

LaserGuy wrote:Thanks everyone. Unlikely Superheroes will be starting on Monday, May 6.

SuicideJunkie wrote:2. SuicideJunkie (Bump to Players if necessary)


You will be getting bumped to starting players.

jimbobmacdoodle wrote:3. jimbobmacdoodle (also bump up if needed).


You will be getting bumped to starting players.
That's fine. Just don't expect huge amounts of content from me.
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Thu May 02, 2019 11:02 pm UTC

Rightyo.

I'm going to have to be less spastic this time.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby bessie » Fri May 03, 2019 3:08 am UTC

BoomFrog wrote:I signed up to play because I miss bessie.

Awww, that’s very sweet of you BoomFrog. <3 :)

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby MasterOfAll » Fri May 03, 2019 9:43 pm UTC

Sabrar wrote:Time for some aggressive recruiting. :D

BoomFrog wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

Mark_Cangila wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

MasterOfAll wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

mpolo wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

Vicarin wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

I'm currently really busy, so I really don't think you want me to join a game and then just lurk even more than I did in the last couple games I participated in. I'm penciling in being a player in Secret Santa 2019, though.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby BoomFrog » Sun May 05, 2019 5:35 am UTC

Sabrar wrote:
BoomFrog wrote:Yes, I'd love to play Mafia again.

bessie wrote:
BoomFrog wrote:I signed up to play because I miss bessie.

Awww, that’s very sweet of you BoomFrog. <3 :)

Neither of these are misquotes... :)
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby LaserGuy » Sun May 05, 2019 4:02 pm UTC

dimochka wrote:4. dimochka (also bump if necessary. optimally want this to end in May; I have 3-4 relatively light weeks at work until craziness restarts)


You have been bumped to players.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrar » Sun May 05, 2019 6:49 pm UTC

When do we get role pm-s?

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby LaserGuy » Sun May 05, 2019 7:17 pm UTC

I will hopefully send them out this evening.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrar » Mon May 06, 2019 8:23 am UTC

Unlikely Superheroes
Spoiler:
And scum again, with BoomFrog as my buddy once more. My power is super bad but looking at the false-claims provided (and the flavor of course) this seems to be a generic issue.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Vicarin » Mon May 06, 2019 12:59 pm UTC

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Woooo finally playing again :D

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby somitomi » Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm UTC

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby wam » Mon May 06, 2019 2:29 pm UTC

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Moooooo
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby SuicideJunkie » Mon May 06, 2019 4:35 pm UTC

Unlikely SHISV (Somitomi must not read!)
Spoiler:
Well, I'm doomed!
Unless maybe Laser took inspiration from Reversi and everyone has counterproductive powers?
Perhaps just the replacement bumpers are doomed?
Or maybe the glass is half empty and Laserguy hates me in particular, but what are the odds of that? :D

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby Peaceful Whale » Mon May 06, 2019 7:14 pm UTC

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Spoiler:
Town! wooooooo
I has a detective role? Is that what its called?
I can target a player and can see if they were blocked, redirected, took an action, etc.
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby moody7277 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 pm UTC

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Spoiler:
Even if Sabrar is faking a posting restriction, I am going along with his play because he would be doing something gambity, even with BF in the game too. As for me, I am highly expendable town. My power is that I can hide twice and my death switches day chat to night chat, so not very impressive.
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Tigerlion wrote:Well, I imagine as the game progresses, various people will be getting moody.


BoomFrog wrote:I still have no idea what town moody really looks like.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby mpolo » Tue May 07, 2019 1:49 pm UTC

Just got back from like 4 weeks away from home. I'd be available to sub, if needed, as long as I don't have to wade through a hundred pages to get into the game… :)
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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby LaserGuy » Wed May 08, 2019 4:22 pm UTC

Unlikely Superheroes:
Spoiler:
BoomFrog's town-to-scum list has all scum in his bottom three. And he's voting for himself, who is also scum, so he's perfect on the day :mrgreen:

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby moody7277 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:38 pm UTC

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Spoiler:
Well, I've come to a crossroads on how much longer I will do my fake Chess post requirement. I was trying to do the Ruy Lopez opening, but I got my Knights mixed up. Now that I've gotten to the fifth move, this would be a rational stopping point. On the other hand, I don't know if it's had enough of an effect to justify stopping it right now, in which case I have to pick an actual game to try to post. All this because I want to present myself as an attractive NK candidate.
The story of my life in xkcdmafia:

Tigerlion wrote:Well, I imagine as the game progresses, various people will be getting moody.


BoomFrog wrote:I still have no idea what town moody really looks like.

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Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Postby BoomFrog » Thu May 09, 2019 4:15 pm UTC

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Spoiler:
wam caught me red handed. His read was exactly right. And then peaceful whale was one hundred percent correct in his follow-up. I think it's the second time that peaceful whale has caught me as scum but not had the persuasiveness to push it through. I think most importantly, he's also never accused me of being scum when I'm town.

That means peaceful whale has the best record for reading me. :shock:
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