Giving that role to the moderator just provides too many opportunities for inadvertent bias/hints/etc. There's always the chance that the article leads to someone's lynching, having the moderator write that just screws with too much. Plus the role historically has belonged to a player.
Brilliant letting one of Scott Pioli's henchmen have his own team to ruin. †One of the premier GM jobs in the NFL and it gets handed to a stupid **** who makes three facepalm moves for every good one. †Awesome. †Just like handing a new Mercedes to a 16 year old girl who's already been in three wrecks.†
Best thing I can think of right now is that Cain did step up for me when he said that Iron Man was his number one choice. He wouldn't have needed to do that if he was mafia because he could have let me hung out to dry.
Bottomline we learn. Best case, I'm not totally gullible after all.
Last edited by Grizzlegom : 05-17-2013 at 10:13 PM.
After much discussion and back-and-forth, our heroes have finally decided that CMD must be punished for the crimes he's committed. Unfortunately for our heroes, and despite JR's constant ramblings, CMD hasn't actually committed any crimes...
CashmoneyDrew (Spider-Man, Odd-Night Role Blocker) has been lynched.
Upon the execution of CMD, JR jumps out from the crowd, "I've finally found that menace!! With all the money I'll get from all the newspapers I'll sell from tomorrow's headline, you won't be seeing me around these parts anymore! I'm outta here!!!"
JRDrylie (J. Jonah Jameson, Editor/Spider-Man Lyncher) has achieved victory!!!
As our heroes gather on this fifth day, they awaken to find there were two more deaths last night. On the steps of City Hall, the bodies of SuperMcGee and Rob S are laid out. An examination of McGee seems to show that he was both shot multiple times, seemingly from his own guns, and viciously mauled by what appears to be a huge set of claws.
SuperMcGee (Punisher, Paranoid Gun Owner) has been killed.
It would seem that McGee's death was not in vain though, for next to him is the body of Rob S. An examination of Rob's body shows that McGee had riddled Rob with bullets before finishing him off by decapitating him with the legendary sword Muramasa.
Rob S (Symbiote-Infected Wolverine, Even-Night Vigilante) has been killed.
I feel really despicable after putting the hammer on CMD yesterday. Sorry bro bro!
Happy to still see myself alive today. By process of elimination, I decided to use my investigation on Cigaro. Cigaro appears good.
Cain - Already investigated
Rob - Said he wouldn't kill, so I thought that would be proof enough of knowing what he was today.
McGee - Didn't want to target him in fear of dying myself
TH - Gambit, superhero
JRD - Achieved victory already
So if it's between Cigaro and Cain (both appear good, both could be GF), I'm heavily leaning towards Cain.
As our remaining heroes gather on the fifth day, they decide that ImBrotherCain simply had to go.
ImBrotherCain (Magneto, Bulletproof Godfather/Role Cop) has been lynched.
The remaining heroes look at each other and realize that, although they lost many friends along the way, they have finally rooted out all of Captain America's assassins. They have achieved victory! Now it is time to begin rebuilding...
You are Spider-Man! You are an Odd-Night Role Blocker. Using your massive web, on odd nights you can snare someone, preventing them from being able to use their role. You win when the town is free from threats.
Punisher - Paranoid Gun Owner -
You are Punisher. You are a Paranoid Gun Owner. As a Paranoid Gun Owner, shoot first and ask questions later. If you are targeted by anyone at night, you will kill them. You win when the town is free from threats.
Thor - Hammerer -
You are Thor. You are a Hammerer. If a lynch wagon gets to L-1 and you are not already on it, your vote will immediately be thrown onto the wagon, lynching that player. You win when the town is free from threats.
Deadpool - Odd-Night Vigilante -
You are Deadpool. You are an Odd-Night Vigilante. With your deadly mercenary skills, on odd nights you are able to venture out and kill someone. You win when the town is free from threats.
Iron Man - Investigator -
You are Iron Man. You are a Investigator. Each night, you can look into another player and determine whether they are a hero or villain. You win when the town is free from threats.
Doctor Strange - Doctor -
You are Doctor Strange. You are a Doctor. As a former neurosurgeon, each night you can use your medical prowess and choose any other player to protect from death. You win when the town is free from threats.
Wolverine - Even-Night Vigilante -
You are Wolverine. You are an Even-Night Vigilante. With your deadly mercenary skills, on even nights you are able to venture out and kill someone. You win when the town is free from threats.
Cable - Double Voter
You are Cable. You are a Doublevoter. Using time-travel, you are able to return from future days and vote twice. You can either cast your vote twice for the same player, or you can vote for two different people. If you want your vote to count twice, put hashes around it like such, Vote:#Grizzlegom#. You win when the town is free from threats.
Gambit - Even-Night Redirector
You are Gambit. You are an Even-Night Redirector. Using the latent kinetic energy, on even nights, you can control all actions that target one player, and redirect them to another player.. You win when the town is free from threats.
Nightcrawler - 2x Commuter
You are Nightcrawler. You are a 2x Commuter. Each night, you can choose whether or not youíd like to commute. When you commute, you become immune to all other night actions. You can only commute twice throughout the game so use them wisely! You win when the town is free from threats.
Magneto - Godfather/Role Cop -
You are Magneto. You are the Mafia Godfather/Role Cop. As the godfather, you will come back good in investigations. As a role cop, each night you can look into another player and determine their role. Each night, you get together with Jvig and RufusMcDaniel to determine who to kill and who to send on the mission. You win when the mafia holds the majority of the town. Mafia quicktopic: http://www.quicktopic.com/50/H/r8U7UxQD3Jc
Venom - Framer/Recruiter -
You are Venom. You are a Mafia Framer/Recruiter. As a mafia Framer, each night you can choose another player to ďlendĒ your symbiote which will frame him, causing them to turn up evil if investigated. Your recruitment ability is passive in that, upon your death, your killer will become the new owner of the Venom Symbiote, recruiting them to the mafia. If you are nightkilled, your killer will be the one that turns over, if you are lynched, whoever placed the hammering vote will be recruited. Each night you get together with Jvig and ImBrotherCain to decide who to kill and who will be sent. You win when the mafia holds the majority of the town.
Carnage - Role Blocker/1x Strongman -
You are Carnage. You are a Mafia Role Blocker/1xStrongman. As a role blocker, each night you can select one other player and prevent them from using their ability. In addition, as a 1x Strongman, you have one kill that can be used that will go through, regardless of whether or not the target is protected. Each night you can get together with ImBrotherCain and RufusMcDaniel to discuss the game and who to kill and who will be sent. You win when the mafia holds the majority of the town.
J. Jonah Jameson - Editor/Spider-Man Lyncher -
You are J. Jonah Jameson. You are an Editor/Spider-Man Lyncher. As the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Bugle, each night you can send one of your reporters out to investigate another player to determine whether that player is Spider-Man or not. In addition, each night you can write an article that will be printed in the Daily Bugle, which will be posted at Daybreak. You win if Spider-Man is lynched and you are on the wagon.
Overall, I was really happy with how this game went and it might have been my favorite game I ever modded. Maybe Iím wrong but I think it being a UPick caused people to be more into it since they got to play as characters that they chose. I never mentioned anything about there being deadlines/day lengths and I never had to as everyone kept the game moving pretty well. We had a third party victory, which Iím ALWAYS a fan of , we had a photo finish in that night four the mafia could have won but, instead, some late-night heroics saved the town, and we had a lot of good discussion and confusion. I always enjoy causing confusion in my games (those of you that remember/played in the King game can relate to this). The game was surprisingly balanced for a role-madness game where I threw the roles together in a couple hours.
The mafia and JR were given safe-claims in case they wanted to use them. The mafia had a list of ten characters they could choose from, most of which were on the lists people submit to me (Colossus, Hulk, Black Widow, Professor X, Nick Fury, Human Torch, Rogue, DareDevil, Ant-Man, and Mr. Fantastic). JR had a list of five (Cyclops, Ms. Marvel, Thing, Hawkeye, and Silver Surfer). There were only a few people that didnít get their first choice and that was mostly because 3 or 4 people requested Deadpool and vidae won the random role I did for who would get it. The only other character two people had at one was Spider-Man. Everyone that didnít get their first choice did get their second. JR was the only person whose alignment wasnít randomized and that was simply because he really wanted to be JJJ.
Notes on roles:
It was tough to try and balance the game, particularly given the fact that I put it all together in a couple hours.That being said, I think the game ended up being VERY balanced and everyone had a good chance to win. For balance purposes, I first decided there would only be one investigator and one protection role and those would be the only roles that could be used every night by the town. From there, I decided to use a number of bastard roles and Odd/Even mechanics. With everyoneís character (save for JR) having some sort of super-powers, I wanted a lot of killing in this game and I wanted it to be swingy. I also used four roles that Iíve never used before (Hammerer, Paranoid Gun Owner, Doublevoter, and Lyncher). Hereís an explanation of how I came to each role:
Spider-Man - Odd-Night Role Blocker - This one came pretty easy. With the web being Spideyís trademark, I figured him tying someone up in a web, preventing them from being able to act was a no-brainer.
Thor - Hammerer - Another one that I thought was a no-brainer. Yea, the role sucks but it fits like a glove and is normally scum-aligned so this was one that made sense to include as a role that could potentially screw with things and was a bastard role for the town.
Punisher - Paranoid Gun Owner - This is a role that Iíve been wanting to try for a while and it seemed to fit with Punisher. This was another bastard role and is VERY swingy as it can kill a bunch of people in one night if he draws actions to himself.
Deadpool/Wolverine - Odd/Even-Night Vigilantes - This was a tough one. Deadpool was the most requested character and I wanted to give him a badass role but at the same time, keep things balanced. At the end of the day I ended up going with odd/even night vigilantes for Deadpool/Wolverine with the hidden trigger that if one tried to kill the other, they would become masoned, making them a sort of town-aligned mini-mafia as two masons with a night-kill. Keeping with the lots of night-kills theme, town had to have a nightly killing ability that could be controlled.
Iron Man - Investigator - People seemed to not understand the fit but I thought it was natural. Tony Stark is one of the smartest characters and is easily the most popular Marvel character of today. Heís got Jarvis that can learn things from the cyber-world and he can fly around looking into people. Plus he becomes Director of SHIELD later on.
Doctor Strange - Doctor - Doctor Strange and his magic had lots of possibilities but there werenít really any other characters chosen that were natural protective roles. If someone would have chosen the Hulk (Rolestopper), Thing (Protector), or Colossus (Bodyguard), I could have been more creative with Dr. Strange but alas, he was relegated to doctor as he is a former neurosurgeon and the only one with medical training.
Cable - Doublevoter - The one thing that sticks out to me when I think of Cable is that he time travels. I liked doublevoter for him because of the time travel and because it was another bastard, normally scum-aligned role.
Nightcrawler - 2xCommuter - He can teleport. It had to be shotted though cause full-time commuter just didnít fit.
Gambit - Even-Night Redirector - Iíll admit, I really wanted a redirector in the game as it was a role I hadnít tried out before and Gambit seemed to be the best fit outside of Dr. Strange. Gambitís ability to influence kinetic energy seemed like enough of a fit to redirecting actions, plus Gambit is badass and he deserved a cool role.
Due to role madness, I decided to give everyone in the mafia double roles as a way to help balance out the strength of the town. It started out with a pretty standard framer/role blocker/godfather and went from there.
Carnage - Role Blocker/1xStrongman - Similar to Spider-Man, Carnage can use the webs to trap people and role block them. Due to Carnage being much more powerful by himself than Venom/Spidey, he got the Strongman to ensure a kill.
Venom - Framer/Recruiter - The Venom symbiote gets passed around a lot, having multiple evil hosts in the canon after initially infecting Spider-Man. As such, he could frame people by ďpassing the symbioteĒ to them. In addition, the recruitment factor was that, upon Venomís death, whoever killed him would become the new host for the Venom symbiote. If he was night-killed, that person would defect from the town to the mafia. If he was lynched, whoever hammered would be the player that flipped.
Magneto - Bulletproof Godfather/Role Cop - In role madness, the mafia having a role cop was just too important in terms of being able to figure out who to kill. Magneto was bulletproof because, well, heís Magneto and its not like guns can actually kill him!
I had originally planned to either not include any neutral characters or to maybe go with a SK if there was someone that submit a unique character that I felt I could work with. After the game started, I thought of an epic use of Deadpool as 3rd party but it was too late at that point. That being said, JR shocked me when he sent the PM saying he really wanted to be J. Jonah Jameson.
J. Jonah Jameson - Editor/Lyncher - This role seemed like a no-brainer. Weíve seen the editor thing so people wouldnít be confused by it and with Spider-Man in the game, he could hide behind the editor role while trying to root out Spider-Man. Like all lynchers, if Spider-Man would have been night-killed, he would have reverted to a simple Survivor.
and finally: MVP: TitanHope - It looked like the mafia was going to run away with this one and then came TH. His redirect on night two not only saved D-Unitís life but also led directly to the deaths of two mafia members (Rufus because he moved the kill to Rufus, and Jvig because D was able to successfully investigate him). In addition, he saved his own life because Rufus was supposed to kill him but he redirected Jvigís role block from D to Rufus, preventing him from being able to kill. Then, night four, he saved the town from defeat by deflecting Robís kill to McGee, causing Rob to die in the process. When I decided to use redirector, I knew it could be a powerful role but I didnít realize quite how powerful it would be and TH was a force this game because of it.