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bsh1
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9/23/2016 6:10:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Welcome!

This is my effort to offer a game alternative to mafia.

The purpose of this game, as is implied in the name, is to gain as much power as possible. Because I am a bit of a history buff, this game will be set in ancient Rome. The ailing emperor is ailing, and various political players must now vie for the throne. I have decided to omit the risk-like elements of the game (like conquering towns), because I do not want this to struggle due to my overambitious approach.

To begin the game, each player will have an individual win condition; not all win conditions will be mutually exclusive, so it will be possible for several people to emerge victorious at the conclusion of the game.

Each player will start out with the following: a character, an ability, a bank account with money, a life score, a luck score, and a charisma score. Regarding the last three, these are likelihoods out of 100 that an attack would kill you, that an act of fate will harm or help you, or that the people of Rome will support you, respectively. All players will also have some source of income.

The game will operate in cycles. Each cycle, players will be allowed to interact with each other via PM, making deals, exchanging information, scheming, and so forth. The idea is that players will make alliances to try to outmaneuver opponents in order to achieve their individual win conditions. Players can also win by becoming the next emperor or empress, even if they don't satisfy their individual win conditions.

At night, players will be able to take the following actions: transfer money to another player, attempt to assassinate another player, hire a spy, hire bodyguards, hire mercenaries, invest money, or use their individual ability. A list of all potential abilities will be provided at the start of the game. Players can take up to 3 actions per cycle.

Each player will have a character with a short bio. I won't proscribe how players are expected to behave--you can decide how you play the game. You can be duplicitous, honest, fly under the radar, whatever you'd like, just so long as you play to win. Your character is more to give you some background information about your position in the Roman hierarchy. As for abilities, these loosely correspond with roles in mafia.

This game will take place entirely over PMs. You must include me in all PMs. Because this is all behind the scenes (except for public announcements in-between cycles), it is important that you make an effort to interact with your fellow players. In order for this to work and to be fun, you must, must, must engage with other players. You must actively create alliances, make bargains, backstab, plot, and lie with other players. Bring out your inner Cersei Lannister or Varys. It will add the necessary flair of excitement to the activity.

If you're interested, sign-up below. I'll cap this game at 12 players.
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Discipulus_Didicit
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9/23/2016 6:22:15 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Late Roman Empire? Lies, deciet, and manipulation? Oh bsh you know me so well.

/confirm
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bsh1
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9/23/2016 6:22:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2016 6:22:15 AM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
Late Roman Empire? Lies, deciet, and manipulation? Oh bsh you know me so well.

/confirm

Lol.
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The-Voice-of-Truth
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9/23/2016 7:07:59 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2016 6:10:56 AM, bsh1 wrote:

This actually seems worth it. /in
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9/23/2016 11:04:49 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2016 6:10:16 AM, bsh1 wrote:


/in
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9/23/2016 1:03:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
/in

Sounds good. I have good luck rolls in Stars without number, so I'm prepared for this.
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ThinkBig
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9/23/2016 4:57:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
/in
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bsh1
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9/23/2016 5:21:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2016 6:10:56 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Sign-Ups

1. Think
2. Fire
3. Disc
4. Anti
5. Bennett
6. Voice
7. Think
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
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9/23/2016 5:22:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2016 5:21:42 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 9/23/2016 6:10:56 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Sign-Ups

1. Think
2. Fire
3. Disc
4. Anti
5. Bennett
6. Voice
7. Think
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

I think you have me twice...I didn't realise that you had already added me.
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Discipulus_Didicit
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9/23/2016 5:29:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
1. Think
2. Fire
3. Disc
4. Anti
5. Bennett
6. Voice
7. Perussi
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

Fixed.
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Peace is good, war is bad. "Peace at any price", however... that way of thinking is simply evil.
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9/23/2016 11:44:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2016 6:10:16 AM, bsh1 wrote:
If you're interested, sign-up below. I'll cap this game at 12 players.

This sounds cool. /in
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Discipulus_Didicit
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9/25/2016 7:29:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/25/2016 7:12:02 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Bump

I may start this on Monday.

The third triumvirate shall prevail!

Just need to figure out who the third triumvirate is going to be. Hmmm...
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Peace is good, war is bad. "Peace at any price", however... that way of thinking is simply evil.
Bennett91
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9/25/2016 8:36:11 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/25/2016 7:29:04 AM, Discipulus_Didicit wrote:
At 9/25/2016 7:12:02 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Bump

I may start this on Monday.

The third triumvirate shall prevail!

Just need to figure out who the third triumvirate is going to be. Hmmm...

A friend in need is a friend indeed ;)
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9/25/2016 1:49:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm not sure if i'd be active enough to play, but i'd certainly like to see the PM's once it's all done.
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9/25/2016 7:39:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2016 6:10:16 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Welcome!

This is my effort to offer a game alternative to mafia.

The purpose of this game, as is implied in the name, is to gain as much power as possible. Because I am a bit of a history buff, this game will be set in ancient Rome. The ailing emperor is ailing, and various political players must now vie for the throne. I have decided to omit the risk-like elements of the game (like conquering towns), because I do not want this to struggle due to my overambitious approach.

To begin the game, each player will have an individual win condition; not all win conditions will be mutually exclusive, so it will be possible for several people to emerge victorious at the conclusion of the game.

Each player will start out with the following: a character, an ability, a bank account with money, a life score, a luck score, and a charisma score. Regarding the last three, these are likelihoods out of 100 that an attack would kill you, that an act of fate will harm or help you, or that the people of Rome will support you, respectively. All players will also have some source of income.

The game will operate in cycles. Each cycle, players will be allowed to interact with each other via PM, making deals, exchanging information, scheming, and so forth. The idea is that players will make alliances to try to outmaneuver opponents in order to achieve their individual win conditions. Players can also win by becoming the next emperor or empress, even if they don't satisfy their individual win conditions.

At night, players will be able to take the following actions: transfer money to another player, attempt to assassinate another player, hire a spy, hire bodyguards, hire mercenaries, invest money, or use their individual ability. A list of all potential abilities will be provided at the start of the game. Players can take up to 3 actions per cycle.

Each player will have a character with a short bio. I won't proscribe how players are expected to behave--you can decide how you play the game. You can be duplicitous, honest, fly under the radar, whatever you'd like, just so long as you play to win. Your character is more to give you some background information about your position in the Roman hierarchy. As for abilities, these loosely correspond with roles in mafia.

This game will take place entirely over PMs. You must include me in all PMs. Because this is all behind the scenes (except for public announcements in-between cycles), it is important that you make an effort to interact with your fellow players. In order for this to work and to be fun, you must, must, must engage with other players. You must actively create alliances, make bargains, backstab, plot, and lie with other players. Bring out your inner Cersei Lannister or Varys. It will add the necessary flair of excitement to the activity.

If you're interested, sign-up below. I'll cap this game at 12 players.

I would love to play this! I am a huge history buff, and would be glad to show off my strategic military might!
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9/25/2016 11:25:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Everyone else with their strategies and proposals and tactics.

I'm going in blind, wheeling and dealing.
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