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Twin Peaks
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Music Man
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Mass Effect
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Original Story
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Pancake's Next Game!

Postby pancakemix on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:01 pm

So after CYOC finishes (and I leave the concept open to anyone else who wants to use it because I want to play in it), I'm planning on hosting at least one more mafia game at some point in the future. I've currently got several themes in mind under consideration and I'd love some input from y'all about what to pursue:

Option 1: Twin Peaks



I adore Twin Peaks. It's weird, it's creepy, and it all revolves around murder and betrayal. In other words, it's the perfect theme for a mafia game.

Possible Mechanics

Probably a lot of lover-based mechanics, along with some weird, ethereal messaging systems.

If You Don't Know It...

The entire series is available on Netflix, and it's well worth checking out.

Option 2: The Music Man



I don't know if I'm actually considering this one or not. If there's enough support, then I'm absolutely considering it. I think there's potential, I just don't know how much.

Possible Mechanics

I have no clue. I'm very early in the processing stage on this one.

If You Don't Know It...

Then shame on you. And I'm sure you could find a copy of the '62 version just about anywhere (don't watch the '03 one, it stinks). Hell, if there's a stage production near you, that works too.

Option 3: Mass Effect (full series)



This one will likely be pretty epic, the only question is if I want to commit to my original plan. That, and the third one was a disappointment (it's fun enough to play to find out why, though). I know one was also done in the past, but my idea is waaaaaay different.

Possible Mechanics

I've done the most thinking about this one, so it's the most developed.

- Three games, each one encompassing the events of one of the games
- A Commander Shepard who is "above the game" so to speak. He/she's in charge of many major decisions which would determine the game (probably even lynches). I've already determined that they'd be handpicked and that Shepard would be the same player through all the games if that player can commit.
- A distinction between the games' three class types (Combat, Biotic, and Tech), determining a player's abilities.
- Outcomes and decisions would have a major effect on games which follow (i. e. if Character A dies in ME1, he/she won't be in later games).

If You Don't Know It...

You can pick up the first game for Xbox 360 or PC pretty cheap now, seeing as it's five years old.

Option Four: Original Story

There's an original story mafia game that I started developing not too long ago which I was working on in earnest before I decided to do CYOC. It's just about ready, but there are more than a handful of bugs leftover.

Possible Mechanics

I don't want to give away too much, but there are Hunger Games-style item mechanics at play for sure.

If You Don't Know It...

You're not me. :D

So let me know what you guys think. Vote and leave comments please!
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby edocsil on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:09 pm

ME would be good, so would Option 4. Zero interest in Music Man. Twin peaks would be OK, but it might not be the most gripping theme unless everyone has seen it and enjoyed it.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby Rodion on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:16 pm

I don't know if I'll be available to play when the time comes, but I'd rather see option 4.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby vodean on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:03 pm

IN as the one armed man. twin peaks would be EPIC.

its actually set up pretty well for a mafia game.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby DiM on Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:19 pm

vodean wrote:IN as the one armed man. twin peaks would be EPIC.

its actually set up pretty well for a mafia game.



twin peaks would indeed be EPIC.

in as the log lady.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby Nebuchadnezer on Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:35 pm

I like the idea of #4, but I was actually aspiring to host my own Hunger Games at some point. Seeing as I haven't even hosted an easy game, though, I'll probably never get to it.

I like the Music Man idea...but perhaps something more easily identifiable...West Side Story...Wizard of Oz...Phantom of the Opera (although very few characters)...there are plenty of musicals out there that might be more widely known...
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby safariguy5 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:37 pm

I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite mafia theme in the citadel.

But I'd also be in favor of Option 4 too.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby edocsil on Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:02 pm

safariguy5 wrote:I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite mafia theme in the citadel.

But I'd also be in favor of Option 4 too.


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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby LSU Tiger Josh on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:27 pm

I would be happy to be in any of them pancake although not sure using the same player for com. shepherd would be a good idea since then scum would know who to go after immediately. If Yomiel is in them though, than I'll pass playing in the game.

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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby pancakemix on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:34 pm

LSU Tiger Josh wrote:I would be happy to be in any of them pancake although not sure using the same player for com. shepherd would be a good idea since then scum would know who to go after immediately. If Yomiel is in them though, than I'll pass playing in the game.

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By "above the game" I mean Shepard is a player but can't be a target. He/she just holds a lot of weight in decision making (most/all of it really).

And I doubt Yomiel would sign up.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby LSU Tiger Josh on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:36 pm

Sounds good than pancake. Been too long since been in one of your games.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby strike wolf on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:37 pm

Haven't seen the first two. big fan of Mass Effect and always a fan of an original story.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby DiM on Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:41 am

LSU Tiger Josh wrote: If Yomiel is in them though, than I'll pass playing in the game.


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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby aage on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:09 am

DiM wrote:
LSU Tiger Josh wrote: If Yomiel is in them though, then I'll pass playing in the game.

+1

You've played two or three games with him and you've already decided you will never play with him again because of what? Lynch-eager players are nothing new, honestly, especially when they get you guilty on investigation. In my opinion this is just a very, very poor attitude from your part.
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Re: Pancake's Next Game!

Postby pancakemix on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:38 am

aage wrote:
DiM wrote:
LSU Tiger Josh wrote: If Yomiel is in them though, then I'll pass playing in the game.

+1

You've played two or three games with him and you've already decided you will never play with him again because of what? Lynch-eager players are nothing new, honestly, especially when they get you guilty on investigation. In my opinion this is just a very, very poor attitude from your part.


Yomiel has proven multiple times that she is prone to outbursts. I'm not going to comment directly on ongoing games, but what I saw in rolegift was tamer than usual.

This thread isn't about Yomiel, though. Please stay on topic.
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