The Penguin Syndicate IV A Forum Mafia game variation THE GAME IS OVER THE PENGUIN SYNDICATE V: http://community.playstarbound.com/threads/105527 A game without a past emerges; the return of the Syndicate is here! Like a mighty phoenix, a penguin rises from the ashes of the three previous games that have been lost forever. The endless cycle of conflict between the Civilians and the Penguins continues despite the setbacks. The fourth installment of the game is open! The Penguin Syndicate is based on the well-known game of Forum Mafia. In this Starbound-themed variation players are divided into Civilians, Penguins and various other groups. Play all the tricks and mind-games you have; scheme and deduct your way into victory. The last team alive wins! The Penguin Syndicate IV is a strategic roleplay forum game based on the game of Mafia. The rules to the game are explained below. They may seem complicated at first, but in practice the game is fairly simple. At the simplest, there are two teams: the Civilians (majority) and the Penguins (mi. In order to win, a teams must get rid of the other teams. Sites providing a more in-depth introduction into the game: Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia_(party_game) MafiaWiki, a wiki for a Mafia-dedicated forum, but still a good resource for learning: http://wiki.mafiascum.net/ Interested in joining, but still doubtful? Just do it! This isn't that serious. Difficulty is not a concern. You learn the game as you play. If you suddenly mid-game don't have the time to participate, don't worry. I'm not kicking anyone out of the game, but activity is encouraged. Also, if you desire to leave the game at any point just note me and I'll take care of it. Game ain't dead-serious. Silliness inbound. There are two main alignments: The Civilians, which consists of the majority of the players. Usually a Civilian knows only their own role. The Penguins, who usually are around 20% of the players. They can talk privately at any time and know each others' roles. Along with these there may be special roles that have their own goals. More about them further down. After signups end, the players will be randomly given a alignment and a role. The game consists of a repeating cycle of Days and Nights. Note that both usually last longer than a real life day. The game starts with a Day. During one, the players vote off (aka Lynch) a single player. Each of the players has one vote. The Civilians discuss and vote on who they believe to be a Penguin. The Penguins' goal is to hide amongst the players and mislead the Penguin hunt. The Day ends when a player has the majority of the votes, or when a set deadline is passed. The player with the most votes will be removed from the game and their role will be publicly announced. After the day ends, the game will enter a Night. During this phase, talking about the game in the game thread is prohibited. In private conversations, the players with a night-action role (e.g. investigating or protecting other players) will inform the GM (aka me) of their target players. Night is also the time when the Penguins perform their Nightkill, and eliminate a single player of their choice from the game. The Night ends when the set deadline is passed, or when all night actions have been reported. The dead players and their roles will be publicly announced and the next Day will begin. This cycle will be repeated until only one winning team remains. Both alive and dead members of that team win. Theirs is the glory. Obey at all times. Any resistance is futile. All game talk happens in the game thread (and related PMs). Do not reveal your role to anyone privately. Don't post any undeniable proof of your role, such as images. Claiming to be a specific role is allowed. When you vote a player, make absolutely clear who you are voting. Like this: Vote: Zebe When voting for no lynch (nobody dies that day), do it as follows: Vote: No Lynch When resetting your vote to nothing, do it either: Vote: None or Vote: No vote After you are eliminated, don't post anything game-related in this thread. You can't choose yourself as a target for your night action. Have some fun. Boring Human You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. Sometimes luck isn't with you. We all know you wanted to be born as a cool alien with all sorts of special powers. It just wasn't your day. Still, you have your brains with you. Keep them safe. You can still outsmart them all. Become the greatest detective and show those Penguins who is the boring one! Miniknog Interrogator You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. Every night, you can choose one player and find out their side. As a slightly immoral Apex scientist you have the means to catch anyone and persuade them to tell their purpose and alignment. Those years studying finally pay off. That doctorate of Mad Sciences serves you well here. Noble Hylotl You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. Every night, you can choose one player to protect from all harm. Everyone knows the Hylotl are peaceful. But somehow you just radiate pure peace and love. Nobody can attack anyone you're protecting. It's not a made up thing. Maybe it has something to do with your diplomacy or those martial arts you have mastered. Of course it might just be because nobody wants to get near your arrogant self. Floran Hunter You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. Every night, you can choose one player to trap and cancel all their night actions. This also protects the chosen player. All you've ever known is stab. Stab stab. Stab. Somewhere out there is someone you must stab. The Penguins are loose. Catch 'em, stab 'em, and stab 'em again for good measure. Your hunter skills come useful in building traps which will keep the trapped out of all stabbing for the night. Star Sheriff You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. Every night, you can choose one player and find out what they were doing. You are a lone star. The ranger of the Wild Western Skies. You have saved a million lives and forgotten every single one of them. The sense of justice is rooted deep inside your plasmatic soul. Use your tracker skills to spy on the wrongdoers and find out who the culprit is. And make sure you don't forget it. Glitch Knight You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. You survive one murder attempt. Bravest of the brave. Affirmative. Yes, you. They don't call you a knight for no reason. There is exactly one reason and that is your armor. Admiring. It shines. Dissatisfied. It breaks after receiving a one single blow. Hopeful. That one time might be enough to save your life. USCM Militant You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. Every night, you can choose someone to kill. You've been trained to be the toughest of the tough. You're harder than nails. There are five hidden weapons inside your body. Outside, there's more than you can count. As veteran of countless conflicts, you've fought at the front lines on a hundred alien worlds. And if there's something you've learnt, it is to take action. Debate? Voting!? Bah! These primitive lifeforms wouldn't understand if you'd pull a gun out in the middle of the day. It's better to take no risks and wait for the darkness to fall... Stargazer You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. You can talk with the other Stargazers privately any time. Some bonds cannot be broken. Your lifelong devotion to the gods of the Aether has given you the divine ability to discern a true believer; someone you can trust. Bless the Sunborn. Kluex led you to another Stargazer. Or maybe it was the fact that the other Stargazers present are all Avians like you and are wearing religious charms. Who knows. Occultist-Bot You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. You can talk with the dead privately any time. Pull out the cards, the crystal balls and the ouija boards, because you're a spirit specialist! Everything you've learned of the ghastly ghosts is now being put into a test because you're reaching far to the Beyond in hopes of invaluable clues. How's it possible? Nanomachines! Not even death can stop you! Well, unless you're dead yourself. The Dove You are sided with the Civilians. You have one vote. You can ask the GM to reveal your innocence at any given moment. You're a white Avian. That appearance is... convincing. If you ever scream "I'm innocent!", everyone will believe you. In fact, you truly are as pure as your feathers. Stand for life against death; stand for peace against war. Penguin You are a Penguin. You have one vote. You can talk with the other Penguins privately any time. During the Night you choose a victim with your Penguin confederates. There are the nice penguins. There are the mean penguins. And then there is you. A black-hearted creature fallen to the Dark Side. For you there is no thing called redemption. You either win or... no, there is no other option than to win for you. You are a Penguin. Dreadwing You are a Penguin. You have one vote. You can talk with the other Penguins privately any time. During the Night you choose a victim with your Penguin confederates. Every night, you can choose one player to trap and cancel all their night actions. There are the nice penguins. There are the mean penguins. There are the black-hearted creatures fallen to the Dark Side. All three shudder when your name is mentioned. There is no other like you. On the outside you might look black and white, but inside, you're pure darkness. Penguin Investigator You are a Penguin. You have one vote. You can talk with the other Penguins privately any time. During the Night you choose a victim with your Penguin confederates. Every night, you can choose one player and find out their role. As a practised investigator you know the dark side of the galaxy like your pockets. Now, the notorious Penguin Syndicate has hired you as their PI. Luckily, since nobody else hires you anyway - and that's for a good reason. That P in your title abbreviation does not stand for "private". That's right, you know the dark side perfectly well because you're one with it. The King Penguin You are a Penguin. You have one vote. You can talk with the other Penguins privately any time. During the Night you choose a victim with your Penguin confederates. Any investigative roles have no effect on you; the results are the same as if you were a Boring Human. You have a crown. And a comfy throne somewhere safe, where you can lead your evil Syndicate from. But sometimes lousy black-hearted goons and a poor Dreadwing aren't enough to finish a job. Those are the times you must step on the playing field yourself. Cultist You are a Cultist. You work alone. You have one vote. Every night, you can choose someone to kill. You win when you're the only one left. They're all heretics. All the fools you see cannot comprehend the true nature of this Universe. You serve powers higher and mightier than anyone has ever seen. Your lords must be satisfied. All must either bow or perish. Preferably perish. Agaran You are sided with other Agarans. You have one vote. Every night, you can choose someone to infect. The infected have a 50% chance to become Agarans. You win when all remaining players are Agarans. Halhoom? Huh hoom. Nab plesta mesti, nab weepa. Shroomy chop chop! Hairthing, kissface, hoommeat, sillypeck, clankbeast, squishfish, shinybrand, waddlebeak; shroomy smashroom! Smashroom! Hal, hal, halhalhoom! Alpaca You are an ...Alpaca? You work alone. You have one vote. You win when you are lynched. Your win does not effect the rest of the game. You lose if you're nightkilled or alive when the game ends. You... you? What even are you? A llama? Where did this come from? Some error in the Universe, most likely. You should probably eradicate yourself. Maybe in the next life you'll be something worthwhile. The thread opening post was reconstructed after losing the previous version in an unfortunate incident. It might still be missing some information the old one had, such as specifications to certain rules and roles. If any of you remember something I forgot please tell me. You wouldn't want to have any old loopholes still existing, now would you? >.> ~ ~ ~ The signups for this game are open! I restarted the signups after losing the old player list, so even if you signed up previously do it now again. Player list Firepaw Da Cat Miss Alkane Sir Wilfrey IJustWantTheModsBrah Dave Combine Zetlin97 Kaiachi Lonewolf239 The Squid Lava Cake Immortal Trance DustyScabbard Apathy Applied MilkCalf YOU EVERYONE YOU KNOW ... Now what are you waiting for? If the answer is for the game to start, all is good. If not, then join already! It'll be fun times.