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  1. Name: Pirates III: Redcoats Rising Host: Bob Dates: April 2020 - May 2020 Survivors: Vincent, Emmett Game Information: Redbeard is in prison, but the Imperial Guards have infiltrated the Blue Coats' Fort Eldorado. An anonymous game. Characters and Players (13): Remi Blaise, played by " Kristel " Jean Pelley, played by " jimmynick " Fred Dumont, played by " KotZ " Peter Lyon, played by " fhomess " Michael Lavoie, played by " nobody " Daniel Lucas, played by " Medzomorak " Trenton Monette, played by " Tariq j " Justin Reynaud, played by " MKJoshA " Emmett Ware, played by " Shadows " Andrew Laurent, played by " mostlytechnic " Aiden Leon, played by " Trekkie99 " Joshua Levitt, played by " Darkdragon " Alex Howe, played by " Dragonator " Fabien Bellamy, played by " Fugazi " Vincent Denis, played by " Hinckley " Robin Tremblay, played by " Escape the Fate " Game Threads: Day One: A New Beginning Day Two: An Explosive Encounter Day Three: Insert Knife Pun Here Day Four: Silent Night Day Five: Watch Out For Wheels! Day Six: Fwoom Fwoom! Day Seven: A Rough Haircut Day Eight: Speaking of emotional... Day Nine: Look Out! Conclusion: Did We Win? Other Threads: Confirmation Night Time!
  2. We all have to play anonymously as Hinckley?
  3. Why would the neutral have to declare it? A win condition should just happen. Neutral survivor should win with either team when they meet their win condition, and those team's win condition should be independent of the survivor. Otherwise, the survivor is not really neutral because he impacts another team's win condition. The fact that Hinck worked hard to side with town should not matter. I can see it being unfair to town, but Hinck wins either way, so I hardly see why it's unfair to him. Very much this. The fact that Hinck was making no effort to help the scum seemed like reason to not trust him. Never trust a neutralâ„¢.
  4. Town targeted 3 scum on night 1. Wow! I really didn't have the time I needed to commit to this game. Things just got busy pretty fast and then I was only able to post a few times a game day. My scum team even thought I was going to be AWOL at first, so apologies all around for that. Looking at the town roles... wow, I feel like that's a hugely stacked town and we still managed to get to Day 9. I give most of the credit for that to Andrew/Mostlytechnic. I thought he was super scummy and had heat on him so early that it was astounding how he managed to turn that all around. My reaction to his Vanillaijzer claim was genuine... I was like, seriously? But it worked. I have to disagree with some of Bob's suggestions about our kills near the end of the game. Killing Aiden over Emmett was important because Aiden had outed Trenton and we needed a town lynch. There was no way that Aiden was going to get votes or go against Vincent, who was clearly hunting scum. If I had killed Emmett instead of Fred, there's no was no chance that Vincent could be convinced Fred was scum. So my only play would have been to admit being scum... that seemed less interesting. Leaving everyone alive would've also just gotten me lynched FWIW, I didn't know I would be able to block and kill until after Day 8 ended. I think if we had killed Robin on Night 5 instead of trying for Emmett, we'd have been in better shape. That was the night that things really started to turn to the town's favor. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate living past Day 3/4? I will say that I was expecting that we would not have to eliminate a neutral to win. Since 3:3:1 wasn't parity, I did also wonder if 1:1:1 would be considered parity. It seems counter intuitive to the concept of the neutral. Why would we have to eliminate the neutral to win, but the town wouldn't?
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    Black Knight's Castle 6086 Revamp

    Love this!
  6. Name: Pirates Mafia II: Redbeard's Revenge Host: Bob Dates: March 2020 Survivors: Elijah, Benjamin, Mitchell, Arhtur, Warren, Morgan, Zachary, Ethan, Kendall, Liam Game Information: Redbeard sits in prison at Fort Eldorado, but he is not distraught. It seems Captain Redbeard has encouraged some of the garrison to betray their country in return for serving aboard his new crew! An anonymous game. Characters and Players (13): Elijah Hendry, played by "jimmynick " Paul Lapointe, played by "???" Ansel Michel, played by "KotZ " Benjamin Samuels, played by "Kristel " William Mitchell, played by "Sir Stig " Mitchell Lahore, played by "fhomess " Arthur Hargrave, played by "Trekkie99 " Warren Pratt, played by " Kwatchi " Louis Townsend, played by "?? / KotZ " Morgan Marchand, played by "mostlytechnic " Reginald Aston, played by "???" Zachary Mercier, played by "Darkdragon " Ethan Dunn, played by "Hinckley " Robert Walsh, played by "???" Kendall Odell, played by "Tariq j " Liam Webb, played by "Escape the Fate " Game Threads: Day One: Avast! Day Two: Yo ho ho, and all that Day Three: Ghosts of Pirates Past Conclusion: An End of an Era Other Threads: Sign Ups Confirmation Night Time!
  7. Name: Star Trek Mafia 2 Host: Bob Dates: February 2020 - March 2020 Survivors: Darkdragon, Pandora Game Information: A quickshot mafia game Characters and Players (8): Captain Jean-Luc Picard, played by Lind Whisperer Commander William T. Rikder, played by Lady K, Darkdragon Lieutenant Commander Data, played by Trekkie99 Lieutenant Commander Geordi LaForge, played by Kotz Lieutenant Commander Beverly Crusher, played by mostlytechnic Lieutenant Commander Deanna Troi, played by Hinckley Lieutenant Worf, played by Fugazi Ensign Wesley Crusher, played by Pandora Game Threads: Day One: Re-encounter at Farpoint Day Two: Remember Me Day Three: Identity Crisis Day Four: Data's Day Day Five: Ethics Day Six: The Best of Both Worlds Conclusion: All Good Things Other Threads: Sign Ups Confirmation
  8. I don't think I mentioned one way or another about Pirates III. I'm in.
  9. This was actually one of the giveaways... I realized as soon as I had done something to that effect that only you would try to pull that in PM's. Everything else you said after that just confirmed my suspicion. His target was commuted out... so no other night actions can get to him, no? I really thought that the night 1 results for players who targeted Ansel should have gone to Ethan instead... or was I only to drive the first night action away? Ethan should have investigated himself as town, and Elijah should have given him the vest.
  10. I was "Mitchell LaHore - Seaman"! Also your friendly town bus driver. You're welcome for saving your megablocks night 1, Hinck. Looking forward to that pint of grog. I debated about using the action night 1 and messing up town PR's, but ultimately decided I'd have more fun using it, town be damned! I guess it worked out ok. Sorry to whoever Ansel was. I normally can't guess who's who, or even bother trying really, but I did recognize Hinck!
  11. fhomess

    [MOC] Amsterdam in the seventies

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    Pirates Mafia II

    It appears I will have more time the next few weeks than expected... go figure. I'll join.
  13. Name: Thack Desteck Host: Hinckley Dates: December 2019 - January 2020 Survivors: Araveea, Tameekys, Luxxon (departed) Game Information: The king is dead... As night falls in the kingdom of Thack Desteck, Queen Tellia discovers her husband, King Naryyus has been murdered. An anonymous game. Characters and Players (13): Araveea, Master of Music, played by "Fugazi " Cadd, Special Counsel to the Queen, played by "Chromeknight" Coralaaze, Master of Education, played by "CMP " Eeyara, Master of Negotiations, played by "Darkdragon" Luxxon, Master of Music, played by "Kristel " Marwyyn, Master of Architecture, played by "Trekkie99" Mazziko, Master of Labor, played by "Tariq J " Nancy, Master of Coin, played by "Pandora" Nerrio, Master of Public Relations, played by "KotZ " Ronnan, Master of War, played by "fhomess" Scabowee-wah, Master of Invertebrate Relations, played by "mostlytechnic" Tameekys, Master of Agriculture, played by "Bob " Zandder, Master of Coral Protection, played by "jimmynick" Game Threads: Day 1, The Gorgon Spies Day 2, That Tickles! Day 3, The Long Night Day 4, You Can't Be 100% Sure Maybe Day 5, A Pain in the Butt Day 6, Brigadoon Day 7, A State Of Flux Conclusion: Zandder Earns a Yeet Other Threads: Signups Night Zero and Confirmation
  14. fhomess


    I've been a longtime lurker there. Obersvationally, the activity was much greater when Lego was still producing actual castle sets. Nexo Knights kind of made things slow down, but I also think that Guilds of Historica has shifted some of that content here. The Colossal Castle Contest (or CCC) is still run annually, and IMO, one of the best Lego contests around. The MOC's that get submitted for that are truly wonderful. It runs in the fall and you've seen some of those MOC's get cross posted here.
  15. This isn't new. Vanilla's have always been a mixed group with some having this aspect of passivity. I think some of the recent games have actually been more reliant on strong vanilla play than older games. Many of the larger games from the past had a lot of PR's, and the game would basically progress as the PR's revealed information. The difference was that with larger games and more interaction between night actions, PR information became public faster and everyone could talk about it. We typically have smaller games now. It's rare to get more than 16 players whereas that used to be on the small end. Smaller games lend to the townie fear that a mislynch will doom the town before the PR's have a chance to do anything. I'm with Pandora in that I think lynching is the way to learn about others. The question of PMing or not is interesting. Obviously becomes a different experience when you can't PM, and really makes the PR's have to think about how to communicate what they know. I did enjoy the recent no-PM game.