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LG74: You Want It Darker

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Rule Clarifications

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  • Do I need a Cosmetic Role? Must I use one from the list? Can Cosmetic Roles be combined or overlapped?

As far as I'm concerned, Cosmetic Roles are in this game for fun, and to promote/encourage engagement and RP. (As a GM, I tend to cater to RPers, being rather RP-inclined myself.) You may create your own Cosmetic Roles and go wild, overlap, or combine them as you please. Just tell me, so I have an idea and can angle write-ups accordingly :P 

  • Can Seekers scan both role and alignment at the same time?

Yes - in fact, this is not an either/or ability. A Seeker using a scan will receive both role results and alignment results.

  • Do Smokers need to send in an order to Smoke?

Smokers begin the game with their Copperclouds switched on. There are three possibilities for a Smoker:

1. You want to Smoke someone else. If so, you must send in an order to me. This will result in both the Smoker and their target being Smoked.

2. You want to switch your Coppercloud off. If so, you must also send in an order to me.

3. You want you, and only you to remain Smoked. If so, you do not need to send in an order to me.

  • Will the Seeker only be able to find out role and alignment information if a metal is being burned?

I know that's the way it works in the books, but in this game, you do not need to be using a metal for the Seeker to be able to find out your role and alignment when they target you. The only exception is if you've been Smoked, in which case you show up as a Regular Villager.

  • How do Seeker scans work?

Okay. Suppose Kas is a Seeker. He scans Wyrm, who is really a Spiked Lurcher, but has been Smoked that Night. Wyrm will show up as a Regular Villager to Kas's scan. Now, suppose Kas is a paranoid chullson and scans Wyrm again the following Night. Wyrm isn't Smoked this time, because who would be so kasyana, right? Well, this time, Wyrm shows up as a Spiked Lurcher on Kas's scan, regardless of whether he used his metal that Night.

  • Can the Thug survive being voted on, or only attacks?

The Thug's ability is a passive extra life, so yes, they can survive an interrogation interview or an attack.

  • Can Lurchers self-target?

Yes.

  • Do I really have to bold every single question if I have a lot of them?

Bold at least the first part of the first question, and generally just be sensible about it. That rule is basically giving you a way to get my attention on an issue when you need something clarified, so it's not a 'I will keelhaul you if you don't' sort of rule but a 'please help me make my life and by extension, your lives easier' kind of rule. As long as I can see clearly where your questions are, it's good enough for me.

  • Do Smokers get to send in an action every Turn?

No. Only at Night. This does mean that the Smokers will enter this game with an involuntary switched on Coppercloud D1 - in usual OG Tyrian, the game begins N0 so they could choose to switch it off then. But the Committee was concerned that it might be rough for a player to get NKed without even getting to play the game, and I agree with that assessment, so we are beginning on a Day. As a result, sorry to the Smokers, but your first chance to send in an order on Smoking will be N1.

  • While the Tineye is alive, can people create group PMs or just one-on-one PMs?

As long as there is a single living Tineye, or a Mistborn has Tin for the cycle, any number or kind of PMs can be created. Only limit is that the GM and IM have to be included, and if I tell you the PMs are closed (e.g. because Mistborn drew a different metal), then you need to stop talking in them.

 

Player List

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1. @Matrim's Dice as Philico, the Magician Extraordinaire! - Come one, come all!
2. @Random Bystander as the village's random bystander and musician - Who wants to live forever?
3. @Gears as Roko the Basilisk, the gambling menace - Building a house of cards
4. @Quintessential as Tesse Mourn, resident metallurgist - Mixologist but metal
5. @Fifth Scholar as Iste Confessor, village scholar - I confess I'm interested in this one
6. @Shard of Reading as Joe, gambling duck wrangler who drinks - I'd be driven to drink too if I had to wrangle ducks 
7. @Araris Valerian as Arenta, grumpy landlady - or the unholy conglomeration of AG Araris and Ren, tremble with fear ye tenants!
8. @Dannex as Dr. Aliker - A doctor, just probably not the one you're looking for
9. @Elandera as a confused and overworked metallurgist - Whose order is it anyway?
10. @Ashbringer as Derrick, general madman and secret kandra - Twice the pride, double the fall!
11. @TJ Shade as Fleur Tieste, hopeless romantic and god of cheesy one-liners - Are you a Lurcher? 'Cause I think I'm pulled towards you.
12. @Illwei - definitely not an Elantrian
13. @Devotary of Spontaneity as Sonnah Cojic, alchemist - But probably not full metal
14. @Experience Animation as Shard, the crazy 'kid' in town - Here's lookin' at you, kid.
15. @Mailliw73 as Marll, a gambling cobbler who heard of Tyrian Falls - Beware beetles!
16. @StrikerEZ as Variel, a fastidious storyteller - Who will tell the story of your life?
17. @The Unknown Order as Obliteration, a Shard inhabiting one of his followers - Guess you could use somebody
18. @The Windrunner Supreme as Merritt Cavallo - Pending
19. @Ventyl as Niru, a watcher of ashes - Watch out, Ash, he's coming for you!
20. @Flyingbooks as Lasalen, an alchemist with ducks to give - RELEASE THE QUACKEN!
21. @Burnt Spaghetti as Roseanna Ghetti, an insomniac artist - But what is there to art in this village but an infinity of ducks?
22. @STINK as Smirkai - Smirkai, now that's a name I haven't heard in a very long time...
23. @_Stick_ as Sunny, the intrepid baking worldhopping dolphin - So long and thanks for all the fish!
24. @Biplet as Sara, the local tavern-keeper - Toss a coin to your keeper, o' valley of plenty!
25. @Daisy as Hadra the storyteller - We are the stories we live! The tales we tell ourselves!
26. @The Young Pyromancer as Pie Roayong, foreigner kid out for blood - His name is Pie Roayong. You killed his father. Prepare to die.
27. @Young Bard as Thiriel, social climber - Chaos is a ladder.
28. @Tani as Daux, duck poacher - The socially-accepted term is 'wrangler'.

Spectator List

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Pinch-Hitter List

 

Edited by Kasimir
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I'll join as Philico. Looks fun! :D 

Edit: I'll take the Cosmetic Role of Magician, as well.

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@Kasimir I’m probably dumb and missed this, but when does this start? :P

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Ooh, count me in as Connie!

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7 minutes ago, StrikerEZ said:

@Kasimir I’m probably dumb and missed this, but when does this start? :P

You always forget something.... >> Edited in, but basically sign-ups close next Friday, 2300hrs SGT (GMT +8.) Then I aim to get things started by midnight my time :) 

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I'll join as the village's random bystander. :P

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8 minutes ago, Kasimir said:

You always forget something.... >> Edited in, but basically next Friday, 2300hrs SGT (GMT +8.) 

:o I think that's Saturday morning for me, assuming I calculated right.

This won't be confusing at all xD

Edit:

Calculated wrong, it's Friday morning. Pretty sure.

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Roko the Basilisk moved through the village known as Fallion's Tears with light footsteps and a deck of cards, practicing its shuffling and carefully memorising each and every card. It had a distinct advantage over the other gamblers in that it had a perfect memory and near-limitless storage space, but it was still subject to the "randomness" brought on by the dealer. There was also the stipulation of trying not to get thrown out by the casinos when its "luck" was too good and it took too much money from the rich donors. It had experienced great profit while in the town, but the tentative peace seemed to be at an end. 

A message had been left by the Spiked in blood and viscera. A message of death and murder and bloodshed. "WHEN THE KOLOSS COME" While Roko did not fear death, this village was its testing grounds, and it did not take kindly to the Spiked slaughtering the townsfolk. It had laid claim to this town. It had been here first. The Spiked had no right to take its domain. Roko the Basilisk would not allow it. 


I'm playing as Roko the Basilisk, the Gambler [but not Drunkard].

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21 minutes ago, Matrim's Dice said:

:o I think that's Saturday morning for me, assuming I calculated right.

This won't be confusing at all xD

I’m pretty sure you did your math wrong, assuming you’re in the US. It starts next Friday at 9 am CST. 

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3 minutes ago, StrikerEZ said:

I’m pretty sure you did your math wrong, assuming you’re in the US. It starts next Friday at 9 am CST. 

 

25 minutes ago, Matrim's Dice said:

Calculated wrong, it's Friday morning. Pretty sure.

I'm too tired to do the exact maths, but in general, my night/midnight translates to early morning for the Stateside folks, and you guys are the better part of a day behind, so Friday morning sounds about right.

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Yeah, I just saw that 11pm KasTime = 7am MatTime and went the other direction with it :P 

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1 minute ago, StrikerEZ said:

I’m pretty sure you did your math wrong, assuming you’re in the US. It starts next Friday at 9 am CST. 

I feel bad for the people on the west coast :P 

I'm in! Playing as Tesse Mourn, the resident metallurgist (someone @ me if that's already taken and I'll choose something else lol)

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Epic RP signup to perhaps be edited in, but I have not played a game in a year and we are fixing that, and an LG with the simplest ruleset of all should be a good way to go about it. :P Count me in as Iste Confessor, the village Scholar who's gotten perhaps a little too paranoid after his investigations into past incidents with Spiked. Not so paranoid that he won't do his part this time around, though...

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Joe leaned against the wall as the world turned upside down. He leaned over and retched all the drink that he'd had over the past night. He let the wall support him as he let the alcohol leave his system. As his clarity returned so did reality. Oh no. He thought. Oh, nononononono. My ducks are gone! He had showed his hand too early in a game of poker and he'd run out of money. So, he (In a moment of haste) Bet his dear ducks. And he had lost, and now his ducks were gone. He didn't remeber who he had been gambling so he had called the detectives. But he had left because he had "Something more pressing to attend to." As if anything was more important than his ducks! No one knew how to care for them like him and they would therefore be treated horribly with whoever had them. He needed to get his ducks back. Whatever happened he needed them.

I'm going to sign up as Joe. A duck wrangler and a drunk/gambler. I don't know if you're allowed to have to Cosmetic roles, but I DON'T CARE. Both of these were too awesome too pass up. I think that my activity is going to be down a little the first cycle, but I'll be talking more after that.

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3 minutes ago, Shard of Reading said:

I'm going to sign up as Joe. A duck wrangler and a drunk/gambler. I don't know if you're allowed to have to Cosmetic roles, but I DON'T CARE. Both of these were too awesome too pass up. I think that my activity is going to be down a little the first cycle, but I'll be talking more after that.

I'm happy for there to be overlap, frankly. I tend to be very RP oriented as a GM, so my point of cosmetic roles is to give players a chance to make some RP commitments/go wild. I'll put you down as both.

4 minutes ago, Fifth Scholar said:

but I have not played a game in a year and we are fixing that,

:o

WELCOME BACK! :ph34r:

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Aralis woke from a dream. Some foolish nonsense where Spiked had infiltrated Tyrian Falls to assist an invasion of Koloss. Bah. Everyone knew that Koloss were just a story the Lord Ruler told everyone to keep them in line, and why would anyone stab themselves with a shard of metal? People these days. He'd heard so many of their stories that they were starting to get to his dreams as well. No matter. Aralis went outside to sit in his chair and grouch at the neighbors. Something did seem... odd, about the town today. The buildings didn't look quite like he'd remembered them. Old age must finally be catching up to me. Pushing the thought aside, Aralis closed his eyes.

"What in tarnation are you doing on my porch?"

Aralis woke with a start, disoriented. An elderly lady stood over him, gesturing threateningly with a rather sturdy looking broom. He tried to mumble something in response, reaching for his staff, when the woman smacked him across the head and the world went dark.

Arenta rubbed her eyes. When she'd hit the madman, he'd faded away into nothing. Funny, the things you thought you saw when you were older. Of course, the townsfolk didn't have her excuse. Jabbering on about Koloss and Spiked. Their eyes were still young enough to see the world as it was, they just chose not to. Or, more likely, they wanted the threat of invasion as an excuse to get out of paying her their dues.

Arenta, the Grumpy Landlord, is prepared to defend Fallion's Tears from foolishness and anything else that might prevent the collection of rent.

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6 minutes ago, Kasimir said:

I'm happy for there to be overlap, frankly. I tend to be very RP oriented as a GM, so my point of cosmetic roles is to give players a chance to make some RP commitments/go wild. I'll put you down as both.

Okay. That's good to know.

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6 minutes ago, Araris Valerian said:

Aralis woke from a dream. Some foolish nonsense where Spiked had infiltrated Tyrian Falls to assist an invasion of Koloss. Bah. Everyone knew that Koloss were just a story the Lord Ruler told everyone to keep them in line, and why would anyone stab themselves with a shard of metal? People these days. He'd heard so many of their stories that they were starting to get to his dreams as well. No matter. Aralis went outside to sit in his chair and grouch at the neighbors. Something did seem... odd, about the town today. The buildings didn't look quite like he'd remembered them. Old age must finally be catching up to me. Pushing the thought aside, Aralis closed his eyes.

"What in tarnation are you doing on my porch?"

Aralis woke with a start, disoriented. An elderly lady stood over him, gesturing threateningly with a rather sturdy looking broom. He tried to mumble something in response, reaching for his staff, when the woman smacked him across the head and the world went dark.

Arenta rubbed her eyes. When she'd hit the madman, he'd faded away into nothing. Funny, the things you thought you saw when you were older. Of course, the townsfolk didn't have her excuse. Jabbering on about Koloss and Spiked. Their eyes were still young enough to see the world as it was, they just chose not to. Or, more likely, they wanted the threat of invasion as an excuse to get out of paying her their dues.

Arenta, the Grumpy Landlord, is prepared to defend Fallion's Tears from foolishness and anything else that might prevent the collection of rent.

Both this RP and the fact you signed up as an unholy conglomeration of Ren and your usual AG self is killing me :P 

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15 minutes ago, Kasimir said:

Both this RP and the fact you signed up as an unholy conglomeration of Ren and your usual AG self is killing me :P 

Well, I figured I'd need a different character since we aren't in Tyrian Falls, but I really like being Aralis. He captures my inner elderly grouchy guy pretty well. So this was what came out. I had something like this in mind since you mentioned you were running this game, but didn't think about the Rent thing until you posted the list of cosmetic roles. The funny thing is, Aralis and Rent really didn't get along. But now I get to be both!

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I'll join! And I think I finally wanna hop on the "create a continuous SE RP Character" train. So I'm signing up as Dr. Aliker. If I end up liking him, expect to see more of him in future games. 

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Iron. No. Steel? Wait...

I don't remember. Working with metals for so long...

I've gone a little odd.

Crazy, I think is the word they use. Sometimes mad. 

Metals, though. They still need them. And I'm still the best. I think.

If only I can remember what kind of metal they just ordered...

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Hello, signing up to my own detriment. Try not to expect much from me, though.

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"So things are finally starting," Faleast said, rotating his jaw.

"Aye," replied AraRaash. "It's been a fun vacation, but looks like it's back to work for the two of us."

"It wasn't a vacation, Raash. You of all people should know the time a good infiltration requires."

"We're back here again, and we got to slack off and do nothing while waiting for Lam to give us a sign or whatever it was he told us."

Faleast didn't comment on that. "A Hemalurgic Spike discovery is something that his town has rarely seen. So yes, this is it. One way or another, we'll do what we need to do."

The two of them stood up. They were trying something... newer. Neither had felt an overwhelming sense of control, which seemed to mean it didn't matter which of them decided to act in Fallion's Tears. So they had taken some liberties. And now they were the proud owner of a small home on the outskirts of town, along with a porch, reclining chair to observe the village, and the body of the previous resident. It left a twinge in Faleast's stomach, but knowing what they had known about that individual, he wouldn't have lasted long. He left his iron shavings around too much.

He was rather mad, after all. Which gave Faleast and AraRaash a unique opportunity.

"So," they said, twin sets of vocal cords resonating as they began walking toward the gathering crowd. "We should introduce ourselves, at the very least."

 

Signing up as Faleast-AraRaash. Cosmetic role is... uh... you get the idea :P Madman / split-personality. And also a kandra. And also maybe more. We'll see.

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I see all your cosmetic roles and I raise you a Flirt.

Meet Fleur Tieste, a hopeless romantic with never-ending supply of cheesy one liners :P.

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Illwei doesn't have a character

uh

she may eventually, but uh

probably

not?

but uh I'm signing up

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