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M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Tue May 14, 2013 5:31 am

Laziness is something everyone succumbs to.

SeeMeInTheShadows wrote:Time for the next round. Heads will roll. (Or you know, something equally as death-y).

Here are some instructions, ask if you have any questions. If not, our previous game, M&P: Evolution was a fantastic example of a good game, hosted by our lovely Koneko on Lyoko with the help of Cats and Snickie as our murderer and our Psychic.

Instructions/How to for M&P:
Anyway, here’s a neat little summary of what exactly goes on when playing Murder and Psychic (most commonly called M&P for short)!

Who — the host, a murderer, a psychic, regular members

What — The murderer kills one person off by round (can be either regular members or the psychic). The psychic tries to hint in the thread who the murderer is by pointing to clues that are hidden in the scenes that the host(s) writes. The trick is that the psychic needs to act like a regular member and arouse no suspicion so that the murderer doesn’t kill him off. Once the psychic is gone, he’s gone for good for this game. The regular members also try to figure out the clues though they have no indication of whether they’re guessing right or not — the psychic doesn’t necessarily need to guess right, he just needs to make logical connections.

How — There are as many rounds as can be done. The game will either end because the murderer has been voted off (and therefore cannot kill anyone anymore) or because the murderer has made it to the end of the game without getting voted off. Voting will be done by PMs. You PM the host(s) with your vote of whom you think is guilty of being the murderer and the votes are all tallied up. If there is a tie, no one gets voted off. It doesn’t happen too often though, so usually there’s one person voted off every round. One thing to remember is that voting is crucial! The murderer will still kill people whether or not someone gets voted off that round, and if you don’t vote…if the murderer decides to vote and his vote is the only vote, then his vote does indeed make it that an innocent person is voted off. Really guys. We need to get this ebil murdurur here. Let’s not be counterproductive.

When — As I said, there are rounds. Before the first kill, the host usually writes a short and sweet (or lovely and long) introduction scene showcasing all of the people that will be playing M&P this game. It’s just a fun thing that sets the scene for the whole game. Past games have dealt with going to an amusement park (and getting murdered!) and going to a very much tangible Xana’s Lair Forums as a group (and getting murdered!). The setting is basically anything the host feels like writing. After the introduction scene and after getting a few comments on it (it’s always nice to garner interest), the host posts the first murder scene. Everyone who’s playing (but the host and the person who just got killed off) discusses the murder and what he or she think the actual clues are — the host/murderer is allowed to put false clues in to trick everyone. There’s a deadline that the host will set for sending the votes in for whom you think the murderer is, and to send your votes in, you PM the host (or hosts if there’s more than one host). The votes are tallied and either another murder scene is written if someone gets killed off, a capture is written if the murderer gets voted off, or a safe scene is written if there’s a tie/no one gets voted off.
Kelly's Impossibly long Q&A:


☆ Can I still comment and discuss about the murders in this thread if I've been voted off/killed?
No, because those evil people who voted you off or that evil person who killed you off have taken this privilege away from you. I'd suggest you start screaming at them/attempting to kill them. RIGHT. NOW. (no, really)

☆ Can I discuss M&P with people over chatbox/YIM/other chatting services?
Well, yes, you technically can. I can't stop you. Enzo can't stop you. Even Kayla or Shadows, our admins can't stop you. But it'd be nice if you didn't because M&P isn't half as much fun if everyone knows who is who. The suspense and mystery is really part of M&P's charm!

☆ How are the murderer and psychic chosen?
Honestly, getting volunteers is the way to go. It's best to have a willing victim volunteer rather than the host having to PM someone to be the murderer/psychic. And what do you have to do? All you have to do is ask! ;] You can just PM the host (if there's two hosts, please PM both). It is first come, first serve, though. So PM quickly if you really want the position.

☆ If I PM the host about being the murderer/psychic, is there an approximate time frame of when they should be getting back to me?
I'm just going to say that we'll have a cookie-cutter reply ready. And when I say that, I mean, no matter which position you ask for, you're going to get the same answer: "You will find out if you have the position of the murderer/psychic (whichever one you asked for) at least a couple of days before the intro scene is written." I'm not trying to be mean about this, but because M&P does tend to get pretty intense and everyone is accusing each other, it would be pretty telling if someone asked to be the murderer and Enzo/I said that the spot had already been taken. This is because that person would then be able to hypothesise that the murderer/psychic had joined M&P (and therefore asked to be the murderer/psychic) before them.

☆ In the case that there is more than one host (a group hosting), can I just PM one host when PMing my vote?
Preferably not, if only because votes are way different than becoming the murderer or psychic. For one thing, if everyone's voting, there'll be ten-ish votes, give or take a couple. That just makes it more difficult for the hosts. The group hosting thing is a bit iffy now since I think Enzo and I are the first ones to try it (and even so, it was just this little tentative idea floating around chatbox; I've been pretty lazy about this and have no idea whether or not Enzo will actually be able to group host with me). In the future, there might be one host designated for receiving the votes, but I don't know. It all depends on how well this M&P goes.

☆ How long does a usual game of M&P take?
It depends on the time the host is able to spend on M&P. Obviously, the host has to give adequate time for everyone to get their votes in, since people have lives (there are these three tricky things called school, friends, and family). So for a voting period of a week (including the writing of the scenes and the intro scene) and with ten people playing, at the minimum it'd take one month and three weeks. And that's an extremely low estimate, mind you.

☆ Can the host get voted off?
Yeah, they can. They still have to write the scenes though, so it's not like you can actually get rid of them — I know. How terrible.

☆ Can the host also be the murderer/psychic?
Yeah, but I'd say it's pretty rare. But the option is there.

☆ How do I become the host?
M&P doesn't usually start with the host making a thread, honestly. It usually starts with a thread being made by one of the mods/admins and people sign up and sometime, somewhere along the way, someone volunteers to be the host. One thing to remember is that hosting requires a bit of your time. No, you don't have to have perfectly edited Stephen-King-worthy writing, but still...you do have to write something each time someone gets voted off or is killed by the murderer. The host also asks the murderer who they want to kill off, what clues the murderer wants to use, etc.

☆ Do I have to be active to join?
It'd be nice if you could post every once in a while. You know, offer your insight on the kills and it'd be super nice if you could vote each round. But people have things to do, places to go that most likely do not involving going to XL (which I should say is impossible, thank you very much). And this should go without saying, but the murderer and psychic most definitely need to be active. But obviously, if you have a family crisis and are overloaded with schoolwork, well no duh you should focus on that stuff
first.

No more submissions. Serious.
Murderer and Psychic has been chosen. Expect a update whenever.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Snickie on Tue May 14, 2013 12:15 pm

Snickie is playing.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by The Pastamancer on Wed May 15, 2013 2:59 am

I would like to join.
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Koneko on lyoko on Wed May 15, 2013 1:03 pm

Yay more M&P Razz sign me up.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Coto524 on Wed May 15, 2013 2:23 pm

I would like to join also?

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Dark Raku on Sun May 19, 2013 4:42 pm

Might as well do this. I am in.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Stella Luce 333 on Mon May 20, 2013 8:14 am

I’m in!!!


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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Thu May 23, 2013 6:45 am

Hey hey, 7 people ain't enough! Also, Murderer/Psychic applications are open, if you didn't know.
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by cya6 on Thu May 23, 2013 10:09 am

MEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEME

(that's means I would like to play)
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by cya6 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:35 pm

MARGH!
why hasn't this happened! Is it cause no one wants to play with me?! D:
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Stella Luce 333 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:57 am

I think we’re still waiting for people to sign up…
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:14 am

I want to have at least 10 people. But, if there's no one in the next two weeks then I'll just have to go with 8.
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:31 am

Why not? it would be my first in ages. I am in.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:44 pm

6 days remaining! Join before then!
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:08 pm

Entry submissions now closed. I'm still looking for a psychic though.
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Atlas on Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:56 pm

It's not midnight yet Cap'n!

I wanted to retire my guy since he's basically guaranteed to die now, but put me in if you can!

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:50 pm

Eh, I'll make an exception for this time. But only because you're the leader of the OxA army or whatever.

EDIT: Murderer and Psychic has been chosen. Expect a update whenever.
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Guest on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:56 pm

Good to know that M&P is still suffering from chronic delays.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Atlas on Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:04 pm

Wouldn't have it any other way :p

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Guest on Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:13 pm

And that's why you're an admin.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Atlas on Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:34 pm

Being in serious mode, Catz I'd like to see a squawk back about this. You working on it?

Otherwise we'll just pass this game on to whoever is the next host.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Snickie on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:32 am

Atlas, that would be Soul.
I'm not sure who's after her.

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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:49 am

Yeah, just got school on my plate right now. My holidays just ended. Expect it by 5th. If not, assume I have gotten into an accident and killed myself.
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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Guest on Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:06 am

VGCats_Rocks wrote:If not, assume I have gotten into an accident and killed myself.
Which would make a great murder scene in the next game.


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Re: M&P: Murders at the Academy!

Post by Koneko on lyoko on Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:53 pm

Depending on when the next game finishes, can I go after Soul? Hosting is really fun :3

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