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Post by aelitaxwilliam on Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:06 pm

Hey guys! Some of you may be familiar with M&P, some of you may not. It's pretty similar to Mafia if you have any idea what that is. I'll get the rules up later and all of that jazz (my nail polish is drying right now, you see, so I don't want to mess it up — it looks so shiny <3).

So anyway...who's in?

--edit; woohoo, those spoilers may or may not contain huge blocks of text that sort of hurt my eyes — and really, they're just for new players, so if you've played before, and this should really go without saying, you don't need to read the two spoilers below at all

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 (we’re currently in M&P 3.5). 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: Click at your own caution:


☆ 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 (how Enzo and I will be handling it, at least) 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.


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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Atlas on Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:53 pm

I would be..... but then if I do everyone knows who the murderer is before the game starts.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Guest on Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:06 am

You were asking about the next M&P so...

Anyways, I' m in

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Stella Luce 333 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:22 am

I'm in!!!
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Adventurer411 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:46 am

Sounds fun! I'm in.
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Heart of Lyoko on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:25 pm

I'm in too! Very Happy
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Coto524 on Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:27 am

I can group host with you - my school term ends at 12.30 today. Wink

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:59 pm

I'm in. Time2Die, people.
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Eilorae on Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:07 am

Sign me up!
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Coto524 on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:54 am

I would upload the intro, but we have six players at the moment - maybe seven, if Atlas is playing.

More plz?

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:21 am

Just get on with it, they'll join later (most likely)
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Coto524 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:42 am

VGCR, they can't join later. Trust me. If five people join, the game starts, and then fifty more join, they now the murderer and psychic have to be in the first five.

Also, the intro's the last host post before the first kill, so we tend to use it as an 'all ready' sign. And we're not ready.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:48 am



I'm just gonna put this here. And good night.
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Atlas on Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:54 am

Oh yeah, that was a yes btw.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Coto524 on Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:48 am

Grand total of.... seven.

Since we're behind schedule as it is, shall we start? Or shall we wait for more to sign up?

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by VGCats_Rocks on Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:34 am

Give it... let's say a week. See how many actually join. Then start.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Stella Luce 333 on Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:45 am

Not as many peple are arond right now, since the holdays are strtng...Mabye we shold hold off untl the new yer?
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Coto524 on Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:55 am

I think we should start on New Year's Eve.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Guest on Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:59 am

Advertise + PM + Blackmail = The good stuff.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by aelitaxwilliam on Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:47 pm

Bow down, Enzo.

I got Shadows to join.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Coto524 on Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:03 am

Did she actually say she'd join? *is anticipatory*

Random: This is the best Harry Potter fic. EVER.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Atlas on Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:31 pm

Ironically, I have already read that fanfic.

Really, its a terrible story, but it's just so out there and funny that it's still an entertaining read.

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by aelitaxwilliam on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:24 pm

Yessss! I got her agreement on YIM, so it's not technically documented anywhere on this forum, but really, I did get it. Her words were something along the lines of, "Can you sign me up for me."

And that story's really dry...okay, more like it doesn't contain enough mushy stuff to keep my interest. I can really see how other people would like it though. It's charming in a sort of weird wtf-am-I-reading way.

But I think we have eight now, right? Very Happy And you said that you had it mostly written, so you can just post it whenever. You should PM it to me beforehand though. I sort of want to look at it and add random and unrelated things. Unless you've already inserted the satisfactory amount of really strange things into the intro, then we're all good (preferably though, an ostrich and a pink feather boa...but sticking with purple sunsets is a-okay with me too).

(also, Enzo, I'm trying to avoid spamming Elly's new game, so I'll just post this here...your last post made me laugh and then I shamefully tried to stop laughing, but I couldn't stop — I feel like a really terrible person writing this now, but I really had to tell you ;a;)

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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Coto524 on Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:27 am

Aaah. Yeah, you know what I said? I sorta... lied. Sorrysorrysorry pleasedon'tkillme *shields head with hands*

EDIT: Player list!

Hosts: Kelly, Enzo

Standard Players:

Atlas
Legend
Stella
Vena
Heart
VGCat
Eil
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Re: M&P 3.5

Post by Coto524 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:09 am

The group was huddled on the platform.

"Where's Enzo and Kelly?" asked Legend. "They said they'd meet us."

Cat shrugged. "Must be running late."

"Atlas," asked Heart, "you didn't do anything while you went into the shop, did you?"

Atlas put on a look of pure innocence. Stella frowned at him, but didn't say anything. A silence ensued.

"Where are we?" Vena finally asked, breaking the silence.

Shadows pointed to a sign in the shape of an ostrich on the wall. It said, clearly: HEATHROW TERMINAL 5. "Presumably, we're at Heathrow Terminal 5 subway."

"Underground," corrected Eil.

"Sorry?"

"I read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," pointed out Eil. "The Londoners call it the Underground."

"Technically, we tend to call it the tube," said a voice, "but the official name is the London Underground, yes."

Someone else called from a few yards away. “And Elly, I thought you didn’t like Harry Potter.”

She just rolled her eyes, not looking the least bit surprised at the newcomers’ voices, “Hey Kelly. Atlas got me to read it. No comments guys, all right?”

The group turned as one, banging elbows into elbows into heads, and saw Enzo and Kelly walking down the platform. "Yay Co!" yelled Shadows, running forwards to glomp them.

After the reunions, Enzo walked up to the platform edge - or as close as he could get, anyway. There was a yellow line painted on the platform.

A train pulled in, and (Enzo leading) the group boarded. "This is a Piccadilly line service to Cockfosters," announced a woman's voice. Then there was a series of loud, screeching beeps, and the doors slid shut. The train pulled out.

"We need to change at Leicester Square for the Northern line," said Enzo. Everyone else nodded and pretended to understand - except for Kelly, who nodded and did understand. She'd been in London for a while, after all.

"We need to stick together," warned Enzo. "London is dangerous. The streets aren't predictable, they don't use a grid. London has quite a few killers."

There was an awkward silence.

"Hey... where are we staying, anyway?" asked Heart.

"Camden," answered Kelly. "It's safe if you're smart."

There was a pause as this was digested - then, as a group, the XLers began to panic.

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Happy intro, people! Signups are now closed... And we'll choose the killer soon. Like, before the first kill.


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