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Long Game 64: Choose Your Own Sanderson Adventure!

NOTE: Please read this entire post before signing up. 

Welcome to LG64! This is a modified rerun of LG38, which means you make the rules. However, in order to avoid the utter chaos of LG38, these come with two important stipulations:

  1. Follow the ‘Rules for Making Rules’ guidelines below, which indicate what possibilities you can create depending on your location in the signup order. Signups will be updated as often as possible to ensure the player list and rules are accurate. 
  2. We, your esteemed GMs, have complete veto or modification power over any and all rules. If we choose to completely veto your rule, you are permitted to try again. (If you want to avoid getting a veto, don’t break the game. :P) If the end result has important holes in it, we’ll also choose how to adjust for that. 

We recommend strongly that you try to work together to create this game, and to make your rule work with the game’s rules as they already stand at the point of signing up. This game is not an excuse to throw together every cool mechanic you’ve never seen used before - it’s an invitation to you, the players, to make the kind of game you enjoy playing. Think about what you most enjoy in games you’ve played previously and see if you can work that in. 

The game will start on 29 Mar 2020 at 9 PM PDT/ 12 AM EDT, with rollover at time for future cycles. The game will have standard Day and Night turns. Elbereth and I are co-GMing this game.

 

Rules for Making Rules

In order to ensure this ends up vaguely sensible, the rule you create will be based on how many players there are at the time of your signing up. You may, if you choose, pass entirely (not create anything) or pass on your turn until a specified point later down (e.g. if you’re in the first five, you can say ‘I want to create a role’ and you’ll be allowed to do so when signups get to that point, letting someone else take your place in the first five). 

The way this works is something of an ‘unlocking’ system. Three basic things have to be set before anything else can be created, and so will default to the first players to sign up. These are: the world (must be Sanderson) and setting and at least two factions. One player chooses the world, after which a second player must choose the specific setting within said world. 
If the first two factions are standard village/eliminator factions, one player can choose to create both of them and declare their win conditions. This is the only instance in which one player can create two factions, rather than one. 
All basic elements have been chosen. 

 

Always Available: After the first three basic points are settled (world, setting, and two factions), any player may do one of at least two things. 
Roles: create up to two roles.
Flavor: create some piece of flavor, like a GM character or a more specific story premise. 

Early Options: These will set to default if no player has chosen them by the 10th signup and no longer be an option to choose. 
Lynch mechanics: Default to two vote minimum, coin flip to break ties, a player lynched is removed from the game entirely. 
Special basic mechanic: Default is none. This could be something like MR38’s Fellowship mechanic, LG4’s breath mechanic, LG9’s room mechanic, LG28’s omen mechanic, etc.
PM mechanics: Default to open. 

Unlockables: These options are based on the number of players currently in the game. 
At above 11 players, a third faction is available. 
At above 16 players, a fourth faction is available.
At 21 players, players can create a single type of item which can be passed between players. 

 

Ruleset So Far
World: Alcatraz!Earth
Setting: The White House
Flavor: Calvin Coolidge haunts the White House. 

Factions
Librarians: Find and kill all the Crystal Knights.
Crystal Knights: Convert all players by embedding crystal shards in the back of their necks. Embedding a crystal shard is a night action.
Smedrys: Kill all Librarians. Have special talents. 

Lynch Mechanics: If more than 50% of the votes cast in one cycle are on the player who would be lynched, that player is removed from the game completely. If 50% or less of the votes cast in a cycle are on the player who would be lynched, that player is locked up, can still vote, cannot take any actions, and cannot start PMs. Locked up players do not count towards win con totals.
Special basic mechanic: You can only use your action on people you have a PM with. Faction actions are immune to this rule. If you do not make a PM for two cycles straight, you will die. If you have a PM with all living players, you are exempt from this effect.
PM mechanics: You can create one PM per turn, by placing an order in your GM PM. No group PMs allowed. You will start the game in one-on-one PMs with exactly two other players.

Roles
Oculator: once per cycle, can scan a player to learn who they opened PMs with that turn.
Therapist: Your goal in life is to help people find their true potential! Once per cycle, you can choose to switch the role of two players. If one or both roles are alignment-specific, the switch fails. This cannot be used on captured players. 
Curator of the Library of the Congress: Much like your cousins in Alexandria, you are a specter charged with care of the Library of Congress. Once per night, you can lure someone into a trap, keeping them from taking action. (standard roleblock)
Trouble Magnet: You were born unlucky, and trouble gravitates towards you. Once per cycle, target a player. If they are of a different alignment than you, both you and your target die.
Gossiper: You've heard juicy secrets, and now you have to spill the beans. Once per cycle, create a temporary PM with yourself and as many other people as you want in it. This ignores the restriction on group PMs. The people in this PM do not count toward the people you can target based on PMs, so if you do not already have a one-on-one PM with a player in the group PM, you still cannot target that player with an action. The group PM is closed at the end of the cycle.
Head of the Order of the Shattered Lens: Once per game, you can set up pillars which cause the actions of any player not in your faction to fail, including faction actions and PMs. 
Jail-breaker: has three chances to break people out from prison. Each time, they get more practiced in breaking people out, so they're more likely to succeed. But the guards become more and more alert, so they have a higher chance of being caught. 
- Try 1: 80% chance of failing, no chance of being caught.
- Try 2: 50% to fail, 30% chance to be caught.
- Try 3: 20% chance to fail, 60% chance to be caught. 
Transporter: You may target a player with whom you have a PM. For all intents and purposes you have changed positions. Any action that would target you is used on them. Any that would target them would target you. 
Madness Lenses: You may target a player. That player's actions are assigned randomly among legal targets this cycle (including those in jail. PMs excluded.)
Criminal: You have been to jail so many times that you are a leader among the inmates. When you are locked up, each other locked up person's lynch vote has a 40% chance of changing to the same as your vote.

Paper Tosser: You throw a wadded up paper ball at another player, distracting them and making any action they took delayed in the order of actions. Can be used once per cycle.
Anonymous Contact: Can anonymously send messages to up to two people per cycle (submitted through the GM, who will forward the message to the player of choice).

NOT YET UNLOCKED:
Fourth faction
Items

 

Player List

 
  1. Experience - Shard
  2. Straw - Straw
  3. Kidpen - Arthur Smedry
  4. A Joe in the Bush - Porona Candemic
  5. Coda - ?
  6. Striker - ?
  7. Kynedath - Bartholomew Prescot
  8. Elandera - Rainier
  9. Zillah - ?
  10. xinoehp512 - ?
  11. Ironfire - Liability
  12. Sart - ?
  13. Elkanah - Karen
  14. Fifth Scholar - Sergey Karjakin, Russian ambassador and secret adviser to the Secretary of Defense
  15. The God King - ?
  16. Shqueeves - ?


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Well, I guess I'm the first to sign up! Say hello to Shard.

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Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, little wilson said:

The game will start on 29 Aug 2020 at 9 PM PDT/ 12 AM EDT, with rollover at time for future cycles. The game will have standard Day and Night turns. Elbereth and I are co-GMing this game.

Looking forward to starting in several months!:P

Signing up as Straw!

EDIT: I would like to create the factions.

EDIT2: I would like to create a base mechanic.

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40 minutes ago, EXPERIENCE said:

Well, I guess I'm the first to sign up! Say hello to Shard.

So are you making nothing?

If experience reads the rules and decides to claim the world then I'll choose something else, but if not then this game is officially taking place on Earth.

Specifically, the Earth from Alcatraz VS the Evil Librarians.

Signing up as Arthur Smedry, after Port Arthur.

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You can choose the world.

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I gotta sign up, so that i can choose the setting based on Alcatraz.

Since we're playing in the Alcatraz version of earth, I declare the setting to be The White House!

I'll sign up as senatorial aide Porona Candemic.

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I would like to make roles tho

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I would like to sign up. I sadly have not read Alcatraz, so I don't know flavored roles, but reskin an attack survivor and a role detector(don't care whether detects alignment).

EDIT: If at all possible, I would like a role similar to the Tanner in traditional mafia, where someone wants to die. Remove the role detector if this motion passes.

ED2T: My rule is boring, so I will be discarding it while I think.

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I will be passing for the base mechanic option. The factions are free for anyone to take.

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To clarify, can multiple special basic mechanics be established? Assuming they're straightforward enough you don't veto them?

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Just to warn you, neither of your esteemed GMs have read Alcatraz and outside of purchasing the series and reading it in the next week (which isn't really possible on my end), the odds of borrowing even the first one from a library is slim as libraries are closed and the online library I have access to is backed up for months with Alcatraz.

So writeups will be lacking. If you still want it on Alcatraz!Earth, we'll do our best, but.....no promises.

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16 minutes ago, Kidpen said:

To clarify, can multiple special basic mechanics be established? Assuming they're straightforward enough you don't veto them?

Hm. That would depend very heavily on the special basic mechanics in question. I'm not entirely opposed to a game with multiple, but I'm not going to give this an all-out okay, either. You can try it, and we'll see.

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If we're not doing Alcatraz, I think one from The Emperor's Soul short story would be cool with soul stamps and the like. Just an idea though.

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So my rule is a faction rule and a role rule. If that is too complicated, I will revise it. There are two initial player states(basically races, but reskinned). One is the "good" one, and the other "bad", though it has no in game effect. The "good" state is the most common one(about 80%). Not all players are part of a faction. One faction has the goal of not being transformed, either from the good state to the bad state, or from the bad state to the good state. When a member of this faction is transformed, they are stricken from the faction, though they have not lost. The other faction has the goal of converting all living players to an bad state. They have a convert ability, that will turn a good player bad or an bad player good. They do not get to know the player's role. 

A converted player can be unconverted, either by the converting faction or by a role hopefully created by another individual as my rule is too complicated. Also, this would work best if every player had their own win condition, so someone please get on that.

*ninja'd by EXPERIENCE* If we're doing an Emperor's Soul story, then this works great.

 

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Just so you know we need factions before anything else gets done. We've got world and setting and the last of the three is factions before anything else is unlocked.

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9 minutes ago, EXPERIENCE said:

If we're not doing Alcatraz, I think one from The Emperor's Soul short story would be cool with soul stamps and the like. Just an idea though.

I have discussed with Joe and Wilson and decided to keep the world and setting, although sel was actually going to be my second choice. 

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Sounds good

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7 minutes ago, Coda said:

So my rule is a faction rule and a role rule. If that is too complicated, I will revise it. There are two initial player states(basically races, but reskinned). One is the "good" one, and the other "bad", though it has no in game effect. The "good" state is the most common one(about 80%). Not all players are part of a faction. One faction has the goal of not being transformed, either from the good state to the bad state, or from the bad state to the good state. When a member of this faction is transformed, they are stricken from the faction, though they have not lost. The other faction has the goal of converting all living players to an bad state. They have a convert ability, that will turn a good player bad or an bad player good. They do not get to know the player's role. 

A converted player can be unconverted, either by the converting faction or by a role hopefully created by another individual as my rule is too complicated. Also, this would work best if every player had their own win condition, so someone please get on that.

*ninja'd by EXPERIENCE* If we're doing an Emperor's Soul story, then this works great.

 

This won't work. This is far too complex. It's combining both village/elim factions with additional factions + conversions. If you'd like to choose factions, you can either choose village/elim OR a single faction and decide that faction's win condition.

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Okay. There is a faction whose goal is to convert all players. If we're in Emperor's Soul, just skin it as a Forger clan or something. Conversion works as an analysis and a final stamping over a day and a night(because you have to know someone to forge their soul). The analysis is over the day, and it makes half of the faction lose their votes(determined randomly). The stamping is a night action.

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8 minutes ago, Coda said:

Okay. There is a faction whose goal is to convert all players. If we're in Emperor's Soul, just skin it as a Forger clan or something. Conversion works as an analysis and a final stamping over a day and a night(because you have to know someone to forge their soul). The analysis is over the day, and it makes half of the faction lose their votes(determined randomly). The stamping is a night action.

Conversion faction would work. Not sure how to skin it for Alcatraz. Anyone have ideas?

Edit: Never mind. Joe suggested the Crystal Knights. So this conversion faction will be the Crystal Knight faction.

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There should be a group of smedry's. Each one has a special talent.

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Okay, so I'm gonna create a faction that's goal is to kill all of the Crystal Knights.

I'll decide on a character later. 

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Okay, here's my rule:

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-If you do not make a PM for two cycles straight you will die. If you have a PM with all living players, you are exempt from this effect.

-Every player will start with a PM with exactly two other players.

-You can only make one PM per turn. PMs are done via placing an order with the GM. No group PMs.

-You can only use your action on people you have a PM with. Faction actions are immune to this.

The GMs might change this rule, so don't rely on it being exactly how it is now though.

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I'll sign up!

Lynch rule: If more than 50% of the votes cast in one cycle are on the player who would be lynched, that player is removed from the game completely. If 50% or less of the votes cast in a cycle are on the player who would be lynched, that player is locked up, can still vote, cannot take any actions, cannot start PMs, and their alignment & role is revealed.

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This already sounds like a hot mess. I love it! I'll join as Rainier.

If I'm reading correctly, I can create a role, yes? I'm open to suggestions. Right now I'm thinking an oculator, but it would probably require items. Any suggestions? 

For now, I'll say the role is this, heavily influenced by Straw's PM rules. 

Oculator: Once per cycle, can scan a player to learn who they opened PMs with that turn. 

***Subject to change***

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