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The Forum Games Catalogue/Information Thread

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Catharsis, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Catharsis

    Catharsis catch u on the flip scythe

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    A few changes for the new year:
    • As completed/dead games were beginning to overwhelm the Catalogue, a lot of them have been spoilered to save length.
    • Some of the links to less recent NotWs have been deleted. Archiving them is the NotW Information Thread's job and I don't want to step on BL's toes.
    • Roll to Dodge and Eat Poop You Cat have been given their own sections.
    • 'Miscellaneous' has been moved down the order.
    • Some links that have gone nowhere since the thread purge have been deleted.
     
  2. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    Speaking of Miscellaneous, add the Island Game and Ancient Rome Game to the completed/dead- We sort of officially killed the Island Game, and the Ancient Rome Game hasn't been posted in for about 5 months.
     
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    No longer accepting signups.
     
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  6. Earthling

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    Bumped this thread since I feel it is more appropriate here.

    Those Darn States, a large Mafia Game (50 roles available, I don't forsee there being a need for more and am just hoping all of these could be filled, but in any case I'd include everyone interested), will be taking signups shortly. The game will take place at the very least after the conclusion of Camikaze's in progress and excellent Lord of the Rings Mafia, and if anyone else has requests or concerns for games this may interefere with, I'd postpone further. But right now I would guess early March for a reasonable timeline.

    As mentioned in the NOTW thread (though this isn't NOTW but a large Mafia game) it's a History/WWII themed game with a light-hearted mood. The game will feature different factions, abilities, items, and many sources of excitement - some more details and rules will be posted in the sign up thread, the rest, of course, will have to wait until game time.

    If anybody is already sure they are uninterested/unavailable to play, yet curious about the game and willing to keep things confidential, contact me and I'll see what I can share in a couple of days. Given this is my first game hosting a little input couldn't hurt (thankful to those who've established straightforward rules/precendents in that respect) - but don't take this as the game being incomplete or unpolished, I'd just be willing to share thoughts with someone who can't play but is interested and doesn't want to wait a month for things to unfold.
     
  7. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    Zack and I are ahead of you in line, wait until we finish our game to start yours. :p
     
  8. Zack

    Zack 99% hot gas

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    That's right!
     
  9. Earthling

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    That's entirely all right if you guys will be ready to have the next game. I don't mind the contradiction from the other thread ;)

    ...No really it's ok, I think I'll have time to host later in the spring, and with Zack and choxorn working together - I'm expecting your game will be great.
     
  10. Love

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    I have an idea for a semi-big mafia game. It's still just an idea and I need to get it launched at a time when I really can focus on GM-ing. (Not now.) I'll get back when it's fully developed.

    In short it's a game where everyone's kids playing on a playground, the mafias are bullies and there will be different cycles. I will assign roles to everyone. I plan to get around 25-30 players. But should be able to do some more. And less, but that would make me sad :( .
     
  11. RRRaskolnikov

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    I have started designing a mafia game too for approximatly the same number of people (balanced for 24 roles) with the Simpsons show as background (I hope it hasn't been done already)... I will prolly ask for someone help when I am nearly done to check or reword my write ups, and to give feed backs on the game mechanics...

    I hope my game can be used to fill in the gaps between two big games as a mini NOTW game does. Anyway, will make sure both games aren't started at the same time :)
     
  12. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    I'm sure one of you two or Earthling could run your game if zack and I aren't finished making ours by the time Camikaze has finished his, which seems likely.
     
  13. Earthling

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    That sounds interesting; I certainly don't want to be pushy but I should be clear:

    My game will certainly be a large and long-running game, and of course at the minimum I'd be waiting the 1-closer-to-2 weeks for current games (specifically LOTR) to wrap up.

    However, I do have things close to ready to go, (to repeat since this is a recent bump to the thread - 50 players Mafia game centered around WWII/history but that's a bare bones description still, expect fun surprises) and I'd also like to give warning that the game would likely require a large amount of sign-up time (week or so). I of course am willing to meet the needs of the community, and the game size isn't 100% set in stone as I feel there is quite some versatility/flexibility where I could shrink player count if needed. But a long sign-up period is necessary anyway to get a large number of players, and be clear on setup/procedures.

    So perhaps by this upcoming weekend if anyone else ahead of me in line has an idea - if they want me to continue to defer, or I could start signups next week; either is fine by me. I'm sure you guys are creating absolutely great stories and characters and so forth and will be looking forward to them. Thanks.
     
  14. Earthling

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    One more :bump:

    Just so everyone is aware, I'd like to ask the other game-developers what their current plans are regarding hosting of their various games. In particular, as my game is also a large Mafia game, I'd like to ask choxorn and Zack - or any others who have a large game in development but I don't see any - what their status is, if/when they'd be ready to go.

    For my part, I would be ready to open signups this weekend. I'd intend to have a week+ of signup time anyway both to get information about the game out, questions answered, and fill slots and make adjustments as needed. Which would put the start date, after the conclusion of other games like Camikaze's of course, in early-ish March. As I've said before, I can postpone, but if no other games are going to be starting up by that time, I could set mine in motion now.

    Thanks all, I look forward to the other games too and hopefully my own successful attempt at creating a good game.
     
  15. Zack

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    Go ahead and start yours, me and Chox won't be ready for awhile.
     
  16. choxorn

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    Yeah, go ahead. We'll probably be ready by the time your game is done, though, so we take the slot after you.
     
  17. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    So all that is needed to reserve a spot is post here? What if it's a mixture between Roll to Dodge and the traditional mafia game?
     
  18. Earthling

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    Sign ups for Those Darn States: A Mafia game, are OPEN
     
  19. choxorn

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    Hey, add to the mafia games that sign-ups for Pick Your Poison and Those Darn States are open.

    Also, a suggestion: Should we split the Mafia Game section in to Small Games and Large Games? One of both of these games is running these days. And they're pretty different: Small Games Have <20 people and no role PM's, although some have abilities and clues, and Large Games have a bunch of people and they do have role PM's, abilities, little if any clues, and are basically NOTW's with some, subtle clues, without roleplaying, or at least not as much role playing, and have a different name.
     
  20. Catharsis

    Catharsis catch u on the flip scythe

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    Yeah, I've been lazy recently. Adding all the new stuff now.

    I like the small/large mafia game split idea, especially as I need to change the description for that game type anyway (mafia don't always leave clues any more). Gettin' right on that, chief.
     

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