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6/3/2013 6:41:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The sun hung in the sky, its intense rays beating down onto the plain, baking it in heat. The air was stagnant, stifling, nary a breeze, as the yellowed grass was completely still. Not even any wildlife could be seen, the heat so intense that even the animals were avoiding it in whatever way they could.

A cloaked man stood on the crest of the hill, overlooking the plain. Even in the broad daylight, his face was masked entirely in shadow, unable to be seen. He was staring off in the distance, at a lone sycamore tree. It stood out, towering over the plain, massive and majestic. Next to it a house could be seen as well. Large, three stories, white and regal. A small boy ran out of the house, scrawny, blond hair, and well tanned from spending most of his time outdoors, and over to the tree, climbing onto a tire swing hanging from it.

The man on the hilltop began walking towards the tree, silently and unnoticed as the boy swung happily on the tire...

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Timothy swang back and forth, laughing as he did, trying to get a high as possible. The rush was exciting and exhilirating. He swung higher and higher, eventually reaching heights that if he fell off, could potentially hurt him. It didnt matter though, that only made it more thrilling. Swinging upward, reaching the highest point, he suddenly jumped off, flying through the air, screaming in glee as he did. He landed on the ground, nimbly rolling as he did, gracefully absorbing the impact.

Standing up, he turned around to go back onto the tire once more, and finally saw a cloaked man standing next to the tree. Timothy stopped, keeping him at distance, but still friendly speaking,

"Well hello!"

The cloaked figure simply stood there, in silence. Timothy started to feel uneasy, unsure what to make of the situation.

"Are you here to see my parents? I can go get them for you if you want."

Still the person stood there in silence, unmoving as if made of stone. For a few moments Timothy stood there, staring, confused. He was beginning to feel fear creep into his consciousness, distrust of this figure sprouting like a plant from the ground.

"Can you talk? What are you here for?"

The cloaked figure took a step forward, then another, and another. Timothy began to back away, getting closer and closer to turning and running with every step the figure took. Closer and closer he drew, until it was but maybe 10 feet away.

"Stop!" Timothy shouted in fear, yet still he, it, whatever it may be, kept advancing. Finally, panic flooding into his thoughts, Timothy turned around and ran for the house. Yelling as he did, for his father. As he approached the door, it opened, and his father rushed out.

"Whats wrong son? Are you alright?" He asked.

"Dad there's somebody here, and he's scary, and he doesnt talk, and he's dressed wierd, and I don't like him!" Timothy spat out in a panicked jumbled mess of words.

"Who Timothy?"

"The person right over..." Timothy started, turning around, his words trailing off, as nobody was there.

"Timothy, there's nobody there, are you sure you saw someone?"

"Yes! I swear, he was right over there by the tree!"

"Well son, I think maybe it was just your imagination, because there is nobody around here." His father than walked towards the tree, Timothy remaining standing by the door. His father dissapeared behind the tree for a moment, appearing once more and shouting as he walked back towards Timothy,

"See son? Nobody here."

"But-but-but Dad! He was just here!" Timothy whined.

"Ok son," his dad said smiling, humoring him. If you see him again, just call for me, I'll come right out again."

"I'm just going to come back inside."

"Ok Timothy, perhaps a game of checkers will help you forget about the scary man?"

Timothy's eyes lit up, "Oh yes, yes! Pleaseee?"

"Ok son, I'll get the board, how about you go to the kitchen and get us some lemonade for while we play?"

"Ok!"

His dad opened up the enclosed porch door, walking inside. Timothy was right behind him. Just before the door shut behind him, Timothy looked off the right, and saw a figure standing atop a hill in the distance. Black cloak enshrouding his head...

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These are semi public signups for my next custom theme game, "Beneath the Shade of the Sycamore Tree." The next game, despite rule infractions, I feel went rather well, so I'm hoping that this one will go just as well, minus of course the rule infractions.

Game Rules and Guidelines

Pay attention to these because I am not a lenient mod

1) Refrain from excessive and insulting profanity. Excessive profanity is defined as the use of insulting, or profane words three times within a DP. The first infraction will result in a warning, the second will result in a replacement.

2) Do not post after the DP is over. The DP is officially considered over when the lynch has been announced, and the DP declared to be over. The first infraction will result in a forfeiture of night actions(if available). The second offense will result in a mod-kill.

3) Do not copy and paste, or screenshot anything from your role PM's. All role PM's and any conversations, answered questions, etc. must be properly and fully paraphrased. If you are unsure if you are properly paraphrasing, I highly suggest, and implore any and all players who need it, to ask for my assistance. I am more then glad to help do so.

If you do not properly paraphrase, you will be immediately mod-killed.

4) Any inactive players will be replaced after one subsequent day phase/night phase of inactivity, with available replacements. An inactive player is defined as any player that does not post within the day phase, or within their role PM, in the span of one subsequent day and night phase.

Sign-Ups

These sign-ups are semi-open. This means that I will select players from those who sign up, to be in the initial group of players at game start. If you aren't chosen, do not be discouraged though, as you will be at the front of the list for available replacement, even taking priority over dead players.

Keep in mind, that I am setting a minimum baseline of having participated in at least two regular games OR, having participated in a beginner's series of games. Of course, I might be willing to make exceptions, so don't be afraid to ask.

This game is designed for 14 or 18 players.

Thank you to all in advance who sign up for your interest, and I assure you this game is sure not to disappoint!
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Buddamoose
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6/3/2013 6:43:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
UnStupendousMan
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6/3/2013 6:54:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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Awesome. Really looking forward to this.
Buddamoose
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6/3/2013 7:00:24 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 6:58:27 PM, Maikuru wrote:
Is town required to read the OP's this time?

LMAO
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Skepsikyma
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6/3/2013 7:05:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 6:58:27 PM, Maikuru wrote:
Is town required to read the OP's this time?

Hehe. I can't wait, love your games. I'm in.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
Buddamoose
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6/3/2013 7:48:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Note to players:

Even this OP has some sort of signifigance. Make of that what you will :P
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Maikuru
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6/3/2013 7:53:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/3/2013 7:48:45 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Note to players:

Even this OP has some sort of signifigance. Make of that what you will :P

What OP?

Okay I'll stop lol
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trekie
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6/4/2013 3:13:26 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I had great fun last time around (LOL at TUF and Maikuru) but could I sign up as a replacement directly? I prefer to do one game at a time, and this will most likely intersect with either F-16's or drafter's game.
Buddamoose
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6/4/2013 5:20:16 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 3:13:26 AM, trekie wrote:
I had great fun last time around (LOL at TUF and Maikuru) but could I sign up as a replacement directly? I prefer to do one game at a time, and this will most likely intersect with either F-16's or drafter's game.

That's no problem. Replacement it is
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Buddamoose
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6/4/2013 10:20:41 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. TUF
2. USM
3. Drafter
4. Maikuru
5. Skepsikyma
6. Khaos_Mage
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"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Buddamoose
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6/4/2013 5:37:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 5:21:38 PM, Bullish wrote:
My 4th sign up. This better work.

Have you played in any beginner's games, or regular games before?

Beyond that, what experience do you have with mafia!
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Buddamoose
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6/4/2013 5:37:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Woops, "?" Not "!" Lol
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Bullish
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6/4/2013 5:53:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 5:37:07 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 6/4/2013 5:21:38 PM, Bullish wrote:
My 4th sign up. This better work.

Have you played in any beginner's games, or regular games before?

Beyond that, what experience do you have with mafia?

Played 1 round on some other forum, studied up a lot, hosted 3 with success. Played 1 Day phase here before it got messed up.

I understand all the basic rules pretty well, and if I don't understand something I can easily look it up.

It's summer for me so I can be very active.
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Buddamoose
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6/4/2013 5:57:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 5:53:19 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 6/4/2013 5:37:07 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 6/4/2013 5:21:38 PM, Bullish wrote:
My 4th sign up. This better work.

Have you played in any beginner's games, or regular games before?

Beyond that, what experience do you have with mafia?

Played 1 round on some other forum, studied up a lot, hosted 3 with success. Played 1 Day phase here before it got messed up.

I understand all the basic rules pretty well, and if I don't understand something I can easily look it up.

It's summer for me so I can be very active.

I'll certainly factor this in when deciding what players to go with at game start sir
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
FrackJack
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6/5/2013 8:41:46 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 10:20:41 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
1. TUF
2. USM
3. Drafter
4. Maikuru
5. Skepsikyma
6. Khaos_Mage
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: At 8/8/2013 6:15:09 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
: The idiots are rebelling.

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Bullish
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6/5/2013 9:28:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 5:57:34 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 6/4/2013 5:53:19 PM, Bullish wrote:
At 6/4/2013 5:37:07 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
At 6/4/2013 5:21:38 PM, Bullish wrote:
My 4th sign up. This better work.

Have you played in any beginner's games, or regular games before?

Beyond that, what experience do you have with mafia?

Played 1 round on some other forum, studied up a lot, hosted 3 with success. Played 1 Day phase here before it got messed up.

I understand all the basic rules pretty well, and if I don't understand something I can easily look it up.

It's summer for me so I can be very active.

I'll certainly factor this in when deciding what players to go with at game start sir

I'm going to opt out because I don't have time. Sorry.
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Buddamoose
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6/11/2013 5:20:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Super bump
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Detective
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6/11/2013 6:03:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I understand from your opening speech that you seem to be selecting 'special' players only.

However, judging from the time that you have waited I would assume you'd accept noobs too.

If it helps, I fully understand the game of mafia and know, in depth, how to fake it as scum as well as scum-read as town. I know how to act depending on the role and even how to win as third party (even as fool).

I'd be fully willing to sign up if you'd allow me and promise to be active.
I made a signature because I could,
I did not make it because I should,
If I should not then I still would,
Because I'm a rebel, like Robin Hood.

I'm joking, I lied, oh dear I deceived you,
If I had no conscience that I'd pretend it were true,
For I am no rebel, I'm a sheep of the norm,
Afraid to be shamed if I displayed my true form.
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6/11/2013 6:12:48 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/11/2013 6:03:42 PM, Detective wrote:
I understand from your opening speech that you seem to be selecting 'special' players only.

However, judging from the time that you have waited I would assume you'd accept noobs too.

If it helps, I fully understand the game of mafia and know, in depth, how to fake it as scum as well as scum-read as town. I know how to act depending on the role and even how to win as third party (even as fool).

Fool is so pathetically easy to win with tho.

I'd be fully willing to sign up if you'd allow me and promise to be active.
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6/11/2013 6:16:43 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/11/2013 6:12:48 PM, TheAntidoter wrote:
At 6/11/2013 6:03:42 PM, Detective wrote:
I understand from your opening speech that you seem to be selecting 'special' players only.

However, judging from the time that you have waited I would assume you'd accept noobs too.

If it helps, I fully understand the game of mafia and know, in depth, how to fake it as scum as well as scum-read as town. I know how to act depending on the role and even how to win as third party (even as fool).

Fool is so pathetically easy to win with tho.

To each their own.

I'd be fully willing to sign up if you'd allow me and promise to be active.
I made a signature because I could,
I did not make it because I should,
If I should not then I still would,
Because I'm a rebel, like Robin Hood.

I'm joking, I lied, oh dear I deceived you,
If I had no conscience that I'd pretend it were true,
For I am no rebel, I'm a sheep of the norm,
Afraid to be shamed if I displayed my true form.
Buddamoose
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6/12/2013 2:39:39 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/12/2013 2:28:31 PM, drafterman wrote:
This game is up next.

Yup, peeps just need to sign up -_-
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
bossyburrito
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6/12/2013 3:38:20 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'll play.
#UnbanTheMadman

"Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

~ Rush
Buddamoose
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6/16/2013 5:21:35 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/4/2013 10:20:41 AM, Buddamoose wrote:
1. TUF
2. USM
3. Drafter
4. Maikuru
5. Skepsikyma
6. Khaos_Mage
7. Yraelz
8 BossyBurrito
9. Frackjack
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Replacements(once available spots are signed up for

1. Trekie
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"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion