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5/15/2012 12:55:16 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Since I'm third from the top, I'm going to post sign-ups for my new game. Hopefully the hard work of drafterman (my co-mod and a major asset in tuning this game) and I will make this test run interesting...

SO, lets begin.

INTRODUCTION
"When there is no more room on DDO, the dead will walk the forums..."

This is not MAFIA… this is ZOMBIE!

How do you play?
This game indeed based on mafia, in the sense that it has day and night phases and people have roles and win conditions…

However, it introduces the ZOMBIE HORDE role as the main antagonist.

The mechanics that drive the game:
-Zombie horde mechanic
-Health bar/infection mechanic
-Character/Role mechanics
-Fight or Flight mechanic

ZOMBIE HORDE MECHANIC
Each game, one player will be randomly assigned the role of ZOMBIE HORDE.
Depending on the number of players in the game, the number of ZOMBIES in the HORDE will vary.

For example, let's say the ZOMBIE HORDE has 3 ZOMBIES.
That means that each night phase, the zombie horde may allocate 3 "bites" however they choose among the players in the game.

The ZOMBIE HORDE wins when all players in the game are zombies.
The SURVIVORS will never know exactly how many zombies are in the horde, but will be given a number with up to a 30% disparity. This gives the game a sense of foreboding and unknown.

HEALTH BAR/INFECTION MECHANIC

Each player begins with 3 life bars, which will be represented like this:
(#)(#)(#)

When a player is successfully bitten, they will lose 1 life bar and become infected with the zombie virus. An infected bite is represented like this:
(O)(#)(#)

When a player is healed of infection, they will still have lost some life as a result of the bite; this damage is represented like this:
(X)(#)(#)

If a player who has already lost life is bitten again, they will become infected again and it will look something like this:
(X)(O)(#)

In other words…
# = Healthy point
O = Infected point
X = Injury point

When a player is infected, they lose 1 life bar each night phase (by default).
When a player loses all life bars or accumulates 3 infected points, they will die and the ZOMBIE HORDE will increase by 1. Any time a player is converted into a zombie, the ZOMBIE HORDE will receive 1 bite with a 20% success bonus. This is called "The 'Oh Sh!t' Bonus" and simulates a player converting within the safety of the survivors hideout (i.e. the little girl zombie in NOTLD).

When a player is not infected, they gain 1 life bar every second night (by default), to simulate healing.

SYMPTOMS OF INFECTION

Infected players begin to succumb to the symptoms of zombie infection immediately…
If a player as 1 infected point, they are beginning to feel the symptoms but are almost fully functional; they will suffer 10% chance of failure in their role and all positive rolls are reduced by 25%.
If a player has 2 infected points, they are extremely ill (zombie infection works fast!) and cannot function very well; they will suffer 40% chance of failure in their role and all positive roles are reduced by 75%.

FEAR OF DEATH MECHANIC

When a player is bitten, they know there is a good chance they will not survive the infection. The fear of death mechanic simulates the fear that one's fellow survivors will simply shoot them in the head. When someone is bitten, they have a 50% chance of failing their fear of death roll. If they fail, they'll be unable to tell their fellow players they've been bitten the following day phase.

CHARACTER/ROLE MECHANIC

The game begins with the group of rag-tag survivors scrambling to organise their numbers against the coming horde. All survivors begin with one of the following roles assigned randomly…

ALTRUISM
May heal someone of their infection (but not their wounds)
SPECIAL ROLE ACTION - "WE HAVE A CURE!": May return someone to full health
BONUS SKILL: One extra health bar
PENALTY: Must choose "FLIGHT"

SUSPICION

May check to see if someone is infected
SPECIAL ROLE ACTION - "WHAT'S THAT SMELL?": May check three people for infection
BONUS SKILL: Reduced infection (Infection takes two nights to take one health bar)
PENALTY: 5% bonus to insanity roll

VIOLENCE
May kill another player (once per day and night phase)
SPECIAL ROLE ACTION - "TAKE THE OFFENSIVE!": May attack the zombie horde, killing 1-3 (randomly) of the horde with a 20% chance of taking a bite.
BONUS SKILL: Death doesn't add to zombie horde numbers
PENALTY: Must choose "FIGHT"

SACRIFICE
May act as a bodyguard, with a 65% chance of fighting off the attacking zombies (doesn't affect zombie horde numbers) and a 35% chance of taking the bites.
SPECIAL ROLE ACTION - "WE NEED A DISTRACTION!": May sacrifice himself to the zombie horde, preventing all attacks on other players for that night phase (ZOMBIE HORDE gains 1).
BONUS SKILL: Immune to fear of death mechanic.
PENALTY: 5% "unlucky" roll (chance of being bitten at random)

MULTI-TASK
May use any of the primary abilities of the above roles, however, to counter this massive advantage there are some restrictions:
-Cannot use the same role twice in a row.
-Cannot use the special abilities.
-Has no bonus skill.
-15% chance of failure on any given night.
The MULTI-TASK doesn't suffer any of the penalties.

A player may attempt to change their role at the beginning of a night phase (20% failure), but they may only change their role once and they may not change their role to one that is currently filled by another, living player.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

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5/15/2012 12:56:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago

FIGHTING BACK!


At this point you're probably saying to yourself "Apart from the VIOLENCE role, there doesn't seem to be any way to fight the zombies…"
Well, that's where you're wrong.
Instead of the usual "Lynch" mechanism, used in Mafia, we have the "FIGHT OR FLIGHT" mechanism.
Each day, the players publicly choose "FIGHT OR FLIGHT", much like the choice in the original "Night of the Living Dead" as to whether to hide in the basement or barricade the house.

Two very different things happen, depending on the choice:
FIGHT: For each player who chooses to FIGHT there is a 70% chance that the ‘Fighter' will kill a zombie, but at the cost of a 30% chance they'll be overwhelmed and instant join the zombie horde.

FLIGHT: All "H80% chance bites to hiders will be prevented.

There is also a 15% chance that an additional "passer-by" zombie will be added to the horde.

As you can see, if players continually choose to hide, eventually they will be overrun.
If players choose to fight, they are at risk of being bitten and if not careful, will be defeated.

INSANITY ROLL
Each player is in an extremely stressful situation. As a result, there is always a chance anyone might just SNAP! That's where the insanity roll comes in; each night each player rolls for insanity, with a 1/20 chance (1/10 for SUSPICION) of going mental…
Once one player fails the insanity roll, everyone else will automatically pass their roll for the rest of the game. The other players will not be told if anyone has failed their insanity roll.

Each person who fails an INSANITY roll will become one of two different third-party roles:

85% chance of becoming: "YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!": You are convinced everyone around you is a fool and that their incompetence is going to get you killed. You are the ROLEBLOCKER and MUST choose a player each night. You win with the survivors, but only if you make it to endgame.

15% chance of becoming: "I'LL KILL YOU ALL!!!": You are convinced that the people around you are as much a threat to you as the zombies. You are the SERIAL KILLER and MUST choose someone each night. You win with the survivors, but only if you make it to endgame.

SIGN-UPS
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

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5/15/2012 12:58:11 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
If you see any major faults, please tell me and I'll attempt to correct them. This game is still in development but I see a lot of potential.

SERIOUS PLAYERS ONLY!
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5/15/2012 1:03:17 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:00:43 AM, Apollo.11 wrote:
When does it start?

Well, I'll let all our players have a look at it and see if they can point out any obvious faults. I'll give the currently running games a chance to finish and the two players ahead of me on the list time to start their games.

I'm really only revealing what we've been working on for criticism.
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5/15/2012 1:06:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hmm... poor timing. I want to do it, but depending on the time frame, I may suddenly drop in activity. I will be absent for a good portion of time starting May 25th, so it doesn't seem to be a problem but you never know how this sort of thing goes. :/
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

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5/15/2012 1:10:37 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:05:13 AM, BlackVoid wrote:
Lol this seems so different from mafia, you probably could have started it outside the mod list.

I know, I know... But I didn't. I've been a jerk about concept games before and I don't want to be a hypocrite.
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5/15/2012 1:11:12 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:10:37 AM, tvellalott wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:05:13 AM, BlackVoid wrote:
Lol this seems so different from mafia, you probably could have started it outside the mod list.

I know, I know... But I didn't. I've been a jerk about concept games before and I don't want to be a hypocrite.

I think the point is that this doesn't even seem like Mafia anymore.
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
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5/15/2012 1:11:59 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:06:20 AM, M.Torres wrote:
Hmm... poor timing. I want to do it, but depending on the time frame, I may suddenly drop in activity. I will be absent for a good portion of time starting May 25th, so it doesn't seem to be a problem but you never know how this sort of thing goes. :/

Ideally, everyone who plays thinks it's brilliant fun and "Zombie" becomes as popular as "Mafia". I'm prepared for it to fail though.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

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5/15/2012 1:12:48 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:11:59 AM, tvellalott wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:06:20 AM, M.Torres wrote:
Hmm... poor timing. I want to do it, but depending on the time frame, I may suddenly drop in activity. I will be absent for a good portion of time starting May 25th, so it doesn't seem to be a problem but you never know how this sort of thing goes. :/

Ideally, everyone who plays thinks it's brilliant fun and "Zombie" becomes as popular as "Mafia". I'm prepared for it to fail though.

I think ideally it should be simpler, but it's best to run the first game and strip it down form there.
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
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5/15/2012 1:14:32 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:11:12 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:10:37 AM, tvellalott wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:05:13 AM, BlackVoid wrote:
Lol this seems so different from mafia, you probably could have started it outside the mod list.

I know, I know... But I didn't. I've been a jerk about concept games before and I don't want to be a hypocrite.

I think the point is that this doesn't even seem like Mafia anymore.

Ah, but it actually is.
I based the entire way the game runs on Mafia...
I sat down and said to myself "How would mafia work if instead of a secret mafia undermining a town, we had a player representing a zombie horde?"
I tried to remain as true to both classic Romero zombie law and the structure of mafia. This is what I came up with.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

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5/15/2012 1:15:22 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:12:48 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:11:59 AM, tvellalott wrote:
At 5/15/2012 1:06:20 AM, M.Torres wrote:
Hmm... poor timing. I want to do it, but depending on the time frame, I may suddenly drop in activity. I will be absent for a good portion of time starting May 25th, so it doesn't seem to be a problem but you never know how this sort of thing goes. :/

Ideally, everyone who plays thinks it's brilliant fun and "Zombie" becomes as popular as "Mafia". I'm prepared for it to fail though.

I think ideally it should be simpler, but it's best to run the first game and strip it down form there.

That's what it's all about. I doubt mafia was perfected in one go.
"Caitlyn Jenner is an incredibly brave and stunningly beautiful woman."

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5/15/2012 4:53:10 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
SIGN-UPS
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3.
4.
5.
6.
Rules of Mafia

1. Mestari is never third party.
2. If Mestari claims an intricate and page long TP role, he's telling the truth.
3. Mestari always jointly wins with the town.
3b. If he doesn't he's mafia.
3c. If he was mafia you wouldn't suspect him in the first place.
4. If you lynch Mestari you will lose because he will be the third party Doctor or some other townie power role.
5. DP1 lynches are good.
6. The answer is always no.
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5/15/2012 6:05:42 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 4:53:10 AM, Mestari wrote:
SIGN-UPS
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3.
4.
5.
6.WEST
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5/15/2012 6:58:10 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
SIGN-UPS
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3. OberHerr(If I will be unable to, I'll try to tell you.)
4.
5.
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5/15/2012 1:08:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3. OberHerr(If I will be unable to, I'll try to tell you.)
4. Zaradi (Oh hell yes I'm grabbing a spot.)
5.
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5/15/2012 1:12:49 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 1:08:34 PM, Viper-King wrote:
Sign me up/

1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3. OberHerr(If I will be unable to, I'll try to tell you.)
4. Zaradi (Oh hell yes I'm grabbing a spot.)
5. Viper
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5/15/2012 4:52:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 4:48:48 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
Could I be a replacement?

Same here, im a very active player so no silences for days at a time
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5/15/2012 5:02:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3. OberHerr(If I will be unable to, I'll try to tell you.)
4. Zaradi (Oh hell yes I'm grabbing a spot.)
5. Viper (I knew about the set-up before Drafterman became co-mod)
6.WEST
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5/15/2012 6:58:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 5:02:08 PM, Viper-King wrote:
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3. OberHerr(If I will be unable to, I'll try to tell you.)
4. Zaradi (Oh hell yes I'm grabbing a spot.)
5. Viper (I knew about the set-up before Drafterman became co-mod)
6.WEST

I wish I could play...though the exam is on the 23rd.
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5/15/2012 7:14:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 5:02:08 PM, Viper-King wrote:
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3. OberHerr(If I will be unable to, I'll try to tell you.)
4. Zaradi (Oh hell yes I'm grabbing a spot.)
5. Viper (I knew about the set-up before Drafterman became co-mod)
6.WEST
7. MIG (My exam is next week, on Wednesday. After that, the Regents will not be too much of a worry. I'll try to participate more then.)
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5/15/2012 7:51:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 4:52:23 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 5/15/2012 4:48:48 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
Could I be a replacement?

Same here, im a very active player so no silences for days at a time

Budda can have my spot
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5/15/2012 7:51:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 7:42:17 PM, vmpire321 wrote:
Wish I could sign up now lol.,..

Violence's special role seems too OP.

That's because you don't know how many zombies there are.
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5/16/2012 10:25:24 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 7:51:21 PM, TUF wrote:
At 5/15/2012 4:52:23 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 5/15/2012 4:48:48 PM, THEBOMB wrote:
Could I be a replacement?

Same here, im a very active player so no silences for days at a time

Budda can have my spot

Wooooo
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5/16/2012 3:02:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/15/2012 5:02:08 PM, Viper-King wrote:
1. HCP (Helped develop, requested being part of the first run)
2. Mestari (My exams end this week so I can be active!)
3. OberHerr(If I will be unable to, I'll try to tell you.)
4. Zaradi (Oh hell yes I'm grabbing a spot.)
5. Viper (I knew about the set-up before Drafterman became co-mod)

Well aren't you special...
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