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Unread 05-18-2019, 12:14 PM
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Default [SIGNUPS] Effingham Heights: A Game of Homes



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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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. 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, where new nominations can be made. 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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I have an incredibly lofty and unattainable goal. I want to try and get a big game off the ground. I know it is unlikely, so the game has been designed to run with 20 - 40 people. This is my Make Mafia Big Or Perish initiative, also known as MMBOP.

This game is based on my brain and the always awesome Imarevenant has agreed to co-mod.

01. lukess
02. Eternal Phoenix
03. hellshock70
04. Paws7297
05. Derek_B
06. Destiny
07. djthefunkchris
08. Emark
09. moon_lit_tears
10. Rayelek
11. Crychon
12. EddieFnG
13. Too Sweet Spartan
14. DeadCeleb
15. Tha Black Phenom
16. Eliphas
17. Zergon
18. Teh_Showtime
19. Memory of Talon
20. Leion
21. BlueStar
22. eayragt
23. cappyboy
24. FellaLibby
25. Rabbitman


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I might change my mind later as I'm still super busy, but I want to be in this one if I can.
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Sorry for the random question, but what made you choose the name Effingham?
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Sorry for the random question, but what made you choose the name Effingham?
Just staying on brand. i effin rule, Effverse, Effganic, etc. I use it for my fantasy football teams as well.
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Sorry for the random question, but what made you choose the name Effingham?
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Just staying on brand. i effin rule, Effverse, Effganic, etc. I use it for my fantasy football teams as well.
Also, you should play!
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Just staying on brand. i effin rule, Effverse, Effganic, etc. I use it for my fantasy football teams as well.
He's weird that way
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He's weird that way
Because he Effin Rules!

/in what the heck, I'm on a good losing streak, see if I can keep it up.
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Because he Effin Rules!

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Only if we're on the same team again will your streak continue...

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