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Author Topic: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree  (Read 50914 times)

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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #270 on: April 11, 2009, 09:03:13 am »

Wait, what? Who said anything about trusting me?

My friend, there is no trust in this game, only lies and deceit. Not even everything I say is true. Keep that in mind, the cloak of illusion is clouding your eyes my friend.

Just caught back up here, and I'm throwing my opinion into the ring on this GM'ing issue. I'm going to bold and italicize to emphasize the point. I've DM'd enough D&D elsewhere that this is irking me, and I'm going to give you some advice.

ALL PLAYERS MUST BE ABLE TO TRUST THE GM. THE GM DOES NOT "THROW THE TOWN FOR A LOOP" MID-GAME.

The GM is in any game to be an impartial moderator of the rules, who enacts the various actions of the game's players, and who sorts out issues. You NEVER lie about rules. You NEVER misrepresent information. If you want to mess with the town, you give the mafia a role or some such that does this beforehand, and let that mafia member do it.

The Don's Kid was a neat idea. Ybbald found a way to exploit it, and I understand changing the rule here so the town didn't automatically win or simply force this game to go on infinitely, with nobody dying and nobody being lynched. You made a call to fix it, and I think you made a decent one. (If I was GMing, I simply would have removed the role, but your way works too.) That was a good GM action.

What you have done wrong here is ending the town's day early, or griping that "this is moving too slow". You're the GM: a force of nature, not a player. You should NOT railroad the players, you should NOT force them into action, and you should NOT be every second post in this thread! If we're onto a bad line of reasoning, let it happen and let us face the consequences. You've been far too active in this game: let it play out, let people fuck up and eat the consequences. Your job is simply to make the game work, not to make it work any particular way.
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #271 on: April 11, 2009, 09:18:33 am »

i have to agree with stu. changing the rules mid-game should be forbidden.

because changing the rules almost always gives unfair advantage to town/mafia.
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #272 on: April 11, 2009, 09:27:21 am »

Night is over. Retarded Trombonist has been lynched.

It is now Day 3.
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #273 on: April 11, 2009, 09:46:01 am »

... You mean assassinated?
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #274 on: April 11, 2009, 10:03:43 am »

Whatever
I didn't really get how the dentist role was important, anyways :/
Other than preventing a vote from happening, with only one player left, but what are the chances of that?
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #275 on: April 11, 2009, 10:11:57 am »

Is there a dead thread for this game?
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #276 on: April 11, 2009, 10:20:41 am »

Arky brought up a good point about the loophole in the Don's kid role, in that if the Don's kid themself FoS'd, they wouldn't be assassinated. Therefore...
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #277 on: April 11, 2009, 10:24:29 am »

um... i didn't get it. what?
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #278 on: April 11, 2009, 10:26:02 am »

Vote: Matonen

same reasoning

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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #279 on: April 11, 2009, 10:27:24 am »

dammit what reasoning!
Could somebody explain it to me?
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #280 on: April 11, 2009, 11:07:56 am »

I thought Ark's last few posts were about the loop he wanted us to do? Why are you guys lynching mat?

Not that I object or anything, I'm just trying to get the reasoning.
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #281 on: April 11, 2009, 11:23:04 am »

TAYLOOP is voting me probably just because Kitty did...

anyways as venser asked, what's the reason?
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #282 on: April 11, 2009, 11:44:35 am »

I'm going to wait a bit before I vote, need more discussion.
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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #283 on: April 11, 2009, 11:53:33 am »

If the Don's Kid FoS' himself then the mafia can't target the kid, because the Don won't allow it. That's the loophole.

It's on page 12.

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Re: IWBTM Game 4, Hosted By DraconicDescendant And Woeful Tree
« Reply #284 on: April 11, 2009, 11:58:47 am »

VOTE: MATONEN
Eh, this better work.
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