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Default Effingham Heights: A Game of Homes Mafia Game Thread

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HOW TO PLAY:

- All of you will be PM’d a role and your alignment. The objective is to eliminate all members of the opposing alignment from the game.

- Each player has been given a role with their own special ability. Your PM will explain what it does, if you are meant to know. You don’t have to reveal what your role is to the other players, nor will I do so in my updates. Then again there is nothing to stop you, so if you feel that it may help prove your innocence, go ahead – just keep in mind that this could also backfire and help the mafia. In other words, claim at your own risk. Likewise, you may lie about who you are if you wish. If you want to use your abilities, PM both i effin rule and Imarevenant. DO NOT post it in the thread.

- The game is split into two phases, Day and Night. The game begins during the day, and all players (Mafia and Townie alike) post in the thread, deciding who to kill off. Lynching is the only way for the Townies to kill the Mafia, so be sure to examine voting patterns of your fellow players. I might also provide clues in the death write ups, but over-reliance on those is ill-advised as some may be traps. Day phases will last 48 hours unless otherwise noted. Night phases will last 24 hours but may end earlier if all night activities are concluded.

- All voting and discussion is to occur within the thread. Town players may discuss who they think is Mafia, and Mafia members should be trying to bluff/convince/blend in, and generally try not to get voted for. To vote, post Vote: Username (MUST BE IN BOLD AND RED!). You can also change your vote, by typing Change Vote: Username (AGAIN BOLDED AND IN RED!). You can also change your vote to nobody by typing Change Vote: No Vote (IN BOLD AND RED!). You can also choose to vote for No Lynching by using Vote: No Lynch (yeah... BOLDED AND IN RED!), meaning you actively vote to not lynch anyone during that day phase rather than passively not voting at all. You must post in the thread for your vote to be counted. You do not have to vote if you do not wish to.

- A Day Phase is over when the 48 hours runs out, unless otherwise noted. The player with the MOST VOTES will be lynched, regardless of majority. This encourages active game play. It is important to Vote: No Lynch if you do not want to lynch ANYONE that phase. If there are ties at the time the day phase expires, a no lynch will be declared. Once a person dies, I will reveal their alignment and role.

- Night falls after somebody is executed or a no lynch is achieved. During this time, the Mafia can discuss who they want to kill next (using their official Discord server). Abilities are also used during this time. To use an ability, PM the mods (i effin rule / Imarevenant), and we will PM you the outcome of the ability if you are to receive one before the following day phase. If it is something serious, like somebody getting killed, we will update it in the thread. If possible though, try to PM us what you want to do as soon after night falls as possible to keep things moving along at a quick pace.

- A new Day phase will begin once the Night write up has been posted, and the cycle repeats itself. The Town players win if all Mafia members are dead, and vice versa. Remember, this is a team effort, so if you think sacrificing someone may help your cause, go ahead.

-Remember, some roles such as investigators and protectors are more valuable to the town – so try to keep them alive!


RULES:

- I know it’s the Dog Pound, but try not to postwhore in the thread anyway. Feel free to trash talk, accuse, call out other players if you want, but if you’re going to vote, at least state some kind of reason as to why you’re doing so.

- Though I can’t force you to post, I’d love to see active participation. I would advise everyone try to check in with this game at least once a day. Things move fast and you can fall behind pretty easily.

- Once you are dead, you stay dead, and may not participate until the game is over. This includes notes found on your corpse, cryptic messages from the dead, etc, etc. You may also not advise the remaining players on what to do – besides, to prevent cheating, I will not provide the dead with any additional information than they would get if they were still alive. Of course, I’m willing to listen to your theories as to what’s going on. Likewise, I'd appreciate if those not taking part try not help those playing, though general comments on how things are going would be welcomed in the Sign Up Thread.

- Unless your role PM specifically states otherwise, all players may not discuss game plan, your role, or alignment outside the thread. Of course, I can’t enforce this, but I believe secretly revealing information amongst each other would spoil the game, so try not to do it.

- Players are not allowed to edit their posts in this thread at all, as it allows for those who make mistakes to remove all of the evidence without any effort. Since I can't enforce this, I strongly encourage all players to scrutinize any posts they notice that have been edited.

-Players are not allowed to cut and paste anything straight from the Role PM except the Role title. No cutting and pasting from the body of the PM. You can paraphrase what your Role PM says but that is all.

-Please play your role/alignment and play to win. I will be strict about this, so please don't make me enforce it.

-Talking about your role after death or to those who have died IS NOT allowed.

-Not everything is as it seems. If something unexpected happens, feel free to question it to me in private, and if I can, I'll answer.

I reserve the right to mod kill if we find out that any of these rules have been broken. Please remember that you are not the only one playing this game, so don't ruin it for everyone else!

The mods for this game are i effin rule and Imarevenant. All PMs regarding abilities, questions or anything else should be sent to them. If you fail to communicate your information then I will go on what I have. You have be warned!

Let us all keep in mind that this is a game and should be an enjoyable experience.

Example Town Role:
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You are Effingham Heights Aligned Example Man.

You have one goal in your life, and that is to be the example for all others to look too. Knowing someone else is following your lead gives you that warm fuzzy feeling down in your nether regions that you so desire. For the purposes of this game, you will show the town an example of a basic townie role PM.

You win when all threats to Effingham Heights have been defeated.
Game Specific Rules

-Each day phase the players will elect up to three representatives for the Homeowners Association Council. To be elected a player must first be nominated by another player (you can nominate yourself). They then have to be seconded and thirded by other players. Once you have Nominated, Seconded, or Thirded, you CANNOT change your vote. The first three to be thirded will be the council members beginning the next night cycle and concluding at the end of the following day cycle. New nominations will be held each day phase. The formatting for the nominations should be in the following format.

Nominate: Player X
Second: Player X
Third: Player X


Council members are given two proposals each night to vote on. Each proposal is different and can cause many different changes to the game. All players are notified of the change in thread. The Council members cannot speak outside of the thread.

Lynches are determined by the most votes at the end of the phase. You may Vote: No Lynch as opposed to voting for a player. If No Lynch has the most votes, then no one will be lynched.

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Players
01. lukess11
05. Derek_B
06. Destiny
07. djthefunkchris
11. Crychon
13. Too Sweet Spartan
16. Eliphas / michgcs
19. Memory of Talon
20. Leion
24. FellaLibby
25. Rabbitman

Graveyard
0. i effin rule is dead. He was Sir Reginald Q. Effingham VI, Effingham Heights Aligned Duke.
0. Imarevenant is dead. He was Marshall Law, Effingham Heights Aligned Aerospace Engineer.
12. EddieFnG is dead. He was Milena Romanov, Effingham Heights Aligned Door-to-Door Salesperson.
21. BlueStar is dead. He was Rebecca Schneider, Effingham Heights Aligned Exotic Animal Trainer.
09. moon_lit_tears is dead. She was Lena Murdoch, Effingham Heights Aligned Blogger.
04. Paws7297 is dead. She was Romi Scarpa, Scarpa Family Aligned Donna.
03. hellshock70 is dead. He was Daniel Lane, Effingham Heights Aligned Honor Roll Student.
10. Rayelek is dead. He was Tully Fischer, Effingham Heights Aligned Boxing Promoter.
02. Eternal Phoenix is dead. He was Triston Stacks, Effingham Heights Aligned Financial Analyst.
22. eayragt is dead. He was Bianca Tennyson, Vainglory Realty Group Aligned Spec Ops Veteran.
14. DeadCeleb is dead. He was Buck Atteberry, Effingham Heights Aligned Security Camera Installer.
23. cappyboy is dead. He was Cecilia Johnson, Effingham Heights Aligned Pawn Shop Owner.
17. Zergon is dead. He was Tatyana Leon, Effingham Heights Aligned Housewife and Mistress.
08. Emark is dead. He was Ginger Dick, Effingham Heights Aligned Undertaker.
18. Teh_Showtime is dead. He was Isolda McAlister, Effingham Heights Aligned Student Intern.
15. Tha Black Phenom is dead. He was Scott Beaufort, Scarpa Family Aligned Marketing Consultant.


Reserves
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Write Ups
D1: Lynching of EddieFnG
N1: Death of BlueStar, moon_lit_tears, Paws7297, hellshock70, Rayelek, and Eternal Phoenix
D2: Lynching of eayragt
N2: Death of DeadCeleb and cappyboy
D3: Lynching of Zergon
N3: Death of Emark and Teh_Showtime
D4: Lynching of Tha Black Phenom

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The sun has begun to set upon the affluent community of Effingham Heights. Cars line the parking lot of the community center, drivers waiting patiently to collect their well-heeled employers. Inside there is a who’s who of homeowners huddled around a large gilded table, some appear agitated and even angry as those in attendance try and speak over one another. At the head of the table is an older gentleman, dressed as if he had just attended a royal wedding. In his hand is a diamond and ruby encrusted gavel, which he is attempting to use to settle down. The man raises his voice, which strangely sounds as if he were a barker from the 1950’s.

Man: Order!

The crowd grows louder, trying to speak over both the man and the gavel. The man slams the gavel down once more, resulting in a ruby exploding out of its placement and lodging itself down the throat of a well-dressed man in a derby cap. The crowd begins to silence as they watch the well-dressed man begin to choke, much to the annoyance of the man with the gavel.

Man: I kindly ask that you refrain from making a scene Mr. Law, we have important business to see to this evening.

Mr. Law continues to turn blue and make very unflattering gurgling sounds.

Man: Please, someone escort Mr. Law out of the room so that we may have a proper meeting.

A few men grab Mr. Law and begin to drag him out of the room.

Man: Excellent! Now if I may, I, Sir Reginald Q. Effingham VI, Duke of the Effingham Heights Homeowners Association, would like to call to order this quarterly meeting of the Effingham Heights Homeowners Association. Are there any objections? No? Fantastic! In that case let us proceed. It has come to my attention that some of you have been approached by an outside entity, looking to buy your land and your home for well over the market value. As Duke of the Effingham Heights Homeowners Association, I am here to put an end to these silly ideas. Selling your property without my express consent is strictly prohibited!

An immaculately dressed woman towards the back of the room jolts her hand into the air and begins to speak.

Woman: This is absolutely ridiculous! What gives you the right to make these decisions? These are our homes, our property!

A sly smile crosses the face of Mr. Effingham VI.

Mr. Effingham VI: My good lady, you granted me permission! Yes, you, and everyone else in this room. When you purchased the land that my family has owned for hundreds of years and you signed that contract, you agreed that the head of the Effingham family would make all decisions pertaining to the future viability of Effingham Heights.

Mr. Effingham VI grabs a crystal decanter that was sitting next to him and pours himself a glass of water as another woman speaks up.

Other Woman: This is unbelievable! You’ll be hearing from my attorney!

Mr. Effingham VI: Dear woman, if you would like to battle this in court then you have my blessing. But at the end of the day the contract will still stand and you’ll be paying my court costs. Now I know some of you are easily impressed with the large sums of money being thrown at you, but so long as I live this will remain Eff…

Suddenly Mr. Effingham VI collapses to the ground, limp, lifeless, dead. Panic hits the room like an electric surge.

Random Man: Someone call the police! This man has been…murdered!

Screams, cries, and other horrid sounds fill the large room as a young man climbs upon the gilded table.

Young Man: Quiet! Everyone, quiet! Everything is going to be OK! Take a look around, we are well-suited to handle this situation internally, without the need to bring in the local police force. Need I remind some of you that the last thing you want is to have officers poking around your estates.

The panic begins to die down.

Young Man: Good, now let us all remain calm.

Woman: But what are we supposed to do now?

Young Man: Lets momentarily store the body somewhere safe…

Woman: Not about him, about selling our property!

Young Man: Oh…what if…what if we instate an emergency homeowners association? Yeah, we can choose up to three members to serve on the council.

Other Woman: Who gets to choose these people?

Young Man: Um…we do? Yeah, we can vote for them here, publicly.

Random Man: But what if they’re simply awful!?

Young Man: We’ll…come back ever day and hold a new election!

Some Other Person: Who has that kind of time?

Other Woman: No, he’s right. We should be able to elect our representatives! Then maybe we can sell this damn property and get the hell out of this neighborhood!

A chorus of “hear, hear” rings through the room. A dapper man joins the young man on the table.

Dapper Man: These are all fantastic ideas, but I do not trust any of you with my personal safety. If we are going to do this, we’ll be in a state of Marshal Law.

From out of nowhere the well-dressed man from earlier pops out from a small hallway behind everyone. He is disheveled and slightly pale.

Mr. Law: Did someone call for me?

The sight of the man combined with the tense environment frightens some people. One person in particular shrieks before grabbing a random bauble and chucking it at the man. The item clashes with Mr. Law’s head and he falls to the floor as a blood gushes from his wound. The young man on the table lowers his head into his hands.

Young Man: Can we please stop killing each other long enough to get this under control? I tell you what, lets take the night to calm down and we will reconvene right here first thing in the morning to elect our first representatives.

Everyone looks at the young man, but they do not begin leaving the building. The dapper man next to him leans over and begins whispering in his ear. The young man nods.

Young Man: Motion to adjourn the quarterly meeting of the Effingham Heights Homeowners Association.

Random Man: Seconded.

Young Man: All those in favor say “aye”.

Everyone: Aye.

Young Man: All those who oppose say “nay”.

Quiet.

Young Man: The meeting is adjourned; we’ll see you tomorrow.

i effin rule is dead. He was Sir Reginald Q. Effingham VI, Effingham Heights Aligned Duke.
Imarevenant is dead. He was Marshall Law, Effingham Heights Aligned Aerospace Engineer.
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It is now Day 1. You have until 9:00pm EDT (1:00am GMT) on Tuesday, May 28th to make nominations and vote on lynches.
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Hope this means the thread is open. Looking forward to a fun game.
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Oi.
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Hi My name is Talon and I will probably die.
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Good evening to both of you. I don't think I have had the pleasure as I have only played one game here.


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Why do you say this?
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Hi I'm FellaLibby, you could call me Fella, Libby, or just my user. And I'm Talon's biggest fan.
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Hi I'm FellaLibby, you could call me Fella, Libby, or just my user. And I'm Talon's biggest fan.
Nice to meet you Fella.
I see. Is there an official fan club? I take that to mean he is a good player? Or does he just have nice hair?
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Yee-haw!
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Evening folks.

Most people call me MLT, or as one weirdo calls me on occasion Melty, took me a few moments to get it, but ya know I did!

Anyway enough with the introductions. We need to vote on a council. I’d suggest we wait till most of all have checked in. I think we need to say whether we want to b on it or not also.

I’d like to be on it, but that’s a group choice.

Also, I feel stupid for asking this, but what color should the council noms be in? I know I couod quote the whole post and look that way, but that’s effort.
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Evening folks.

Most people call me MLT, or as one weirdo calls me on occasion Melty, took me a few moments to get it, but ya know I did!

Anyway enough with the introductions. We need to vote on a council. I’d suggest we wait till most of all have checked in. I think we need to say whether we want to b on it or not also.

I’d like to be on it, but that’s a group choice.

Also, I feel stupid for asking this, but what color should the council noms be in? I know I couod quote the whole post and look that way, but that’s effort.
Are you asking what color the nomination should be in? If so, I would assume bolded and in green. If this is not what you are asking, then I don't understand what you are asking.
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Morning everyone.

I will head to work soon but figured I should get my check-in post done before that so... umm... Hi.
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Morning everyone.

I will head to work soon but figured I should get my check-in post done before that so... umm... Hi.
Hmmm, checking in and heading to work sounds suspicious...

BTW, hola all.
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