Vae Victis! A Roman Mafia Game. CLODIUS AND EMPERORS WIN!

PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lieMember Posts: 1,427 Transcendent
edited November 2017 in The Real World

Rome, the eternal city. You know what the problem with being eternal is? All of your enemies are eternal, too. And Rome has a lot of enemies.

The provincials are in rebellion, screaming for liberation from your enlightened rule. Conspirators walk the city's streets, hoping to claim your power for their own. Enemies are at the gate, eager to avenge ancient wrongs and plunder your wealth.

Worst of all, you have to share power. You hate that. An eternity's worth of emperors are here, each one hoping to save the city and their throne. Oh, well. You can probably work together. After all, your government was built on the premise of taking turns and sharing power with equals.


Salvete, omnes!


Welcome to Roman Mafia, the game where you all act like homicidal, paranoid lunatics. Or, as some people prefer to call them, Romans.


Here are your rules, stolen with slight alterations from Silvanus who stole them from Sylandra who may or may not have stolen them from someone else.


The Rules:

1. Votes MUST be in bold to count, and they're only valid if you call them proscriptions. (ex. Proscribe Portius)

2. Once a majority has been reached, the day ends. Anything that happens after a final vote will not happen, including unvotes to bring the target below the minimum threshold, unless a power explicitly allows this.

3. You are not allowed to post in the thread during the night phases.

4. You are not allowed to communicate with each other outside the thread unless your role specifically allows you to do this.

5. Once you are eliminated, you are not allowed to post in the thread during the day phase unless your role explicitly allows this.

6. You are not allowed to quote your role PM. 

7. Do not discuss game details outside of the game.

8. If you go inactive, please let me know so I can find a replacement player. (Those interested in being a replacement player, please message me for a waitlist!)

9. You're not allowed to edit your posts. Doublepost instead if you want to clarify something.

10. You must be sportsmanlike. If you are rude or inflammatory to the point that the game ceases to be enjoyable for the rest of the players, I reserve the right to modvig you out of the game. Mafia may be a game about emotional manipulation and deceit, but it's still a game! Have fun with it. But most importantly, be respectful.

11. The game will end when either the town or the mafia have reached their victory condition.
12. Dayphases will last no longer than 72 hours. If three days go by without a lynch, the Nightphase will immediately begin.
13. Nightphases will last no longer than 24 hours. If night actions are not delivered at the end of the night phase, it will be read as no action.


You also get some mod advice!


-This is a historical game with historical characters, within a certain value of historical. Wikipedia may be your friend, and claiming your name might be enough for people to guess at your role. On the other hand, my brain might not make the same thematic links as yours! Use historical research carefully!


-This game includes some unusual mechanics. You can PM me mechanical questions if you have them.


-This is a fluffy game. Assume that there will be a gap between phases while I compose fluff. You may or may not be able to infer information from fluff.

Finally, This game starts at midnight EST, slightly less than an hour from now. I have put the thread up slightly early for convenience and so you can all read the rules. Please do not post until then.

Let the games begin!

Edits: Because I cannot into copy and pasting.
Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
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  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,427 Transcendent
    edited November 2017
    PLAYER LIST


    1) Sylandra Died Night 3! 3rd Party Arson-Bomb!
    2) Cyndarin
    3) Arix
    4) Tremula
    5) Ordassa Modkilled Day 3! Assorted Crisis Powers!
    6) Ess Proscribed Day 4! Serial Killer!
    7) Dys Died Night 1! Blocker!
    8) Yarith
    9) Kaimanahi  Proscribed Day 5! Rebel Godfather!
    10) Ushaara Killed Night 4! Copycat->Blocker!
    11) Vatul Modkilled Night 4! 2-shot vigilante!
    12) Makaela Died Night 1! Tracker!
    13) Shaddus Proscribed Day 2! Rebel Power Investigator!
    14) Yasei
    15) Vivet Died Night 2! Adds Power Charges!
    16) Sidd Proscribed Day 2! Rebel Strongman!

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    Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,427 Transcendent
    Day one ends at midnight, EST October 27th!
    Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,508 Transcendent
    Friends, romans, countrymen, lend me your rears.
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  • SylandraSylandra Friend of Dog Member Posts: 4,356 Transcendent
    Let's get this toga party started.
    Fyler said:
    Sylandra has a very signature (and somewhat twisted) sense of humor
  • OrdassaOrdassa Member Posts: 337 Master
    Salutations!
  • VivetVivet , of Cows and Crystals Member Posts: 2,223 Transcendent
    Yep, time to haul booty and fulfill out duty.

    My knowledge of this time period might be lacking, though, so just a forewarning I might not catch on to fluff indicators and stuff.

  • YarithYarith Member Posts: 997 Mythical
    As they say, when in Rome do as the Romans do. 

    (I'm the mom of Hallifax btw, so if you are in Hallifax please call me mom.)

    == Professional Girl Gamer == 
    Yes I play games
    Yes I'm a girl
    get over it
  • EssEss Member Posts: 173 Adept
    Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

    Morning all
    Not Ess.
    Totally not Ess.
    Probably Kistan but that only has one s
  • DysDys Member Posts: 527 Expert
    Salve mi amici!

    (I just made the mistake of googling 'The Glory of Rome')
  • ArixArix Member Posts: 1,147 Mythical
    Hello, checking in. Maybe that old world history book I kept will be useful finally

  • UshaaraUshaara Schrödinger's Traitor Member Posts: 1,264 Transcendent
    Alea iacta est!

    Hello, hello, and all that. 
  • TremulaTremula Banished Quasiroyal Member Posts: 2,645 Transcendent
    I am highly sedated but still posting day one. All roads lead to Rome, let's keep it that way. Kisses~
                          * * * WRACK AND ROLL AND DEATH AND PAIN * * *
                                         * * * LET'S FEEL THE FEAR OF DEATH AGAIN * * *
              * * * WE'LL KILL AND SLAUGHTER, EAT THE SLAIN * * *
      * * * IN RAVAGING WE'LL ENTERTAIN * * *

    Ixion tells you, "// I don't think anyone else had a clue, amazing form."
  • KaimanahiKaimanahi The One True Queen Member Posts: 719 Transcendent
    We who are about to die salute you. 
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  • MakaelaMakaela Member Posts: 435 Adept
    We are all Spartacus!
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  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,427 Transcendent
    edited October 2017

    VOTE COUNT:
    None

    16 Players remain! 9 Votes required to lynch!
    Day ends at midnight EST, October 27th!


    "To every man upon this earth
    Death cometh soon or late.
    And how can man die better
    Than facing fearful odds,
    For the ashes of his fathers,
    And the temples of his gods..."
    -Thomas Babington Macaulay, Horatius
    Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
  • SiddSidd Member Posts: 203 Capable
    I'm here, posting and such. 


  • ShaddusShaddus , the Leper Messiah Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,806 Transcendent
    Ave!

    Bob Junior says, "I had a party hook onnce. Lost it iNsiDee of soMe buxsm dracnari maiden, I thiik."
  • SylandraSylandra Friend of Dog Member Posts: 4,356 Transcendent
    So do y’all Latin speaking nerds know anything about this game’s flavor? I took Spanish as my second language and, well. No entiendo.
    Fyler said:
    Sylandra has a very signature (and somewhat twisted) sense of humor
  • ShaddusShaddus , the Leper Messiah Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,806 Transcendent
    proscribe: sylandra for being a dirty spaniard.
    Bob Junior says, "I had a party hook onnce. Lost it iNsiDee of soMe buxsm dracnari maiden, I thiik."
  • DysDys Member Posts: 527 Expert
    I know that Caecillius was a banker from Pompeii who got squished by a wall (spoiler?) but they didn't say much about emperors. I also watched the Spartacus series on Stars. That was great but also no emperors.
  • VatulVatul Member Posts: 98 Adept
    edited October 2017


    May the Gods be favorable to our cause.
    The cool night-time breeze shivers in the arid caress of the streets of the capital city, brushing
    the earthen taste of dust across your lips.

    Beautiful avatar commissioned from samanthasmith.studio.
  • UshaaraUshaara Schrödinger's Traitor Member Posts: 1,264 Transcendent
    Spanish? Cartagena? Carthage? I bet Sylandra's a Carthaginian.


  • KaimanahiKaimanahi The One True Queen Member Posts: 719 Transcendent
    Yeah, I'm totally going to re-watch Gladiator, probably my favorite movie ever. Otherwise, uhh, I watched that HBO series, but I mostly recall the characters as things like "the dumb buff dude with a sword", "ugh, that ho, you already know", and... Caesar.

    Moar gladiator quotes/gifs will please me greatly. :D
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  • SylandraSylandra Friend of Dog Member Posts: 4,356 Transcendent
    Shaddus said:
    proscribe: sylandra for being a dirty spaniard.

    Gasp! Bastardo. :(

    I saw A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum which is probably nothing close to historically accurate.

    Fyler said:
    Sylandra has a very signature (and somewhat twisted) sense of humor
  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,427 Transcendent

    VOTE COUNT:
    Sylandra 1-Shaddus

    16 Players remain! 9 Votes required to lynch!
    Day ends at midnight EST, October 27th!


    "To every man upon this earth
    Death cometh soon or late.
    And how can man die better
    Than facing fearful odds,
    For the ashes of his fathers,
    And the temples of his gods..."
    -Thomas Babington Macaulay, Horatius
    Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
  • KaimanahiKaimanahi The One True Queen Member Posts: 719 Transcendent
    I think everyone's checked in except Yasei.

    Let's get it on. Proscribe: No lynch
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  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,508 Transcendent
    I got caesar haircuts as a teenager and eat caesar salad wraps from this place on my way home sometimes.

    So basically I'm an expert.
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  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,508 Transcendent
    Oh, and I also quote Mean Girls all the time, and there was a line about Caesar in that too.
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  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,508 Transcendent
    And I was born by cesarean, which sounds like Caesarean.
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  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,427 Transcendent
    VOTE COUNT:
    Sylandra 1-Shaddus
    None 1-Kaimanahi

    16 Players remain! 9 Votes required to lynch!
    Day ends at midnight EST, October 27th!


    "To every man upon this earth
    Death cometh soon or late.
    And how can man die better
    Than facing fearful odds,
    For the ashes of his fathers,
    And the temples of his gods..."
    -Thomas Babington Macaulay, Horatius

    Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
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