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by Okaros
24 May 2017, 15:17:04
Forum: Absolutely Dead
Topic: Dead 0
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Dead 0

See, necklessone's votes line up with what I'd expect from necklessone. Rather than say "OMG tie" - he clearly broke the tie in an obvious manner. He's not attempting to hide in any way. necklessone feels completely human to me - it's just that he's not been around for a bit, and those ma...
by Okaros
23 May 2017, 20:41:45
Forum: Absolutely Dead
Topic: Dead 0
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Dead 0

Wow, that last-minute vote switch to save dferr is going to *bury* FCM when he flips... particularly since she switched off a *different* wolf for it!
by Okaros
23 May 2017, 12:30:49
Forum: Absolutely Dead
Topic: Dead 0
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Dead 0

First rule of Wolf Club:
Be super obvious and have your buddies claim you'd never be that obvious. :P
by Okaros
21 May 2017, 20:04:54
Forum: Absolutely Dead
Topic: Dead 0
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: Dead 0

Ryvvn wrote:Welcome Okaros and Zark, way to be dead.

Think of it more as an alternative lifestyle choice.
by Okaros
18 May 2017, 06:29:00
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

You guys are going to permaban DOM for that, right?
by Okaros
17 May 2017, 16:12:50
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: New Game Signups & General Board Info MOVED
Replies: 1
Views: 1104

Re: New Game Signups & General Board Info MOVED

Maybe make the New Player Information and Metagaming Protection posts stickies in that forum rather than announcements? For me, at least, they tend to get lost in the shuffle with all the other announcements.
by Okaros
16 May 2017, 13:40:36
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: Reminder Emails: We now have them. Opt-in. Details inside...
Replies: 16
Views: 10500

Re: Reminder Emails: We now have them. Opt-in. Details inside...

The more thorough solution is to skip the emails entirely and simply spam-refresh the forum every few minutes 24/7/365. :twisted:
by Okaros
15 May 2017, 13:35:18
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CXIII - Abso Vani Redux
Replies: 27
Views: 1228

Re: TWG CXIII - Abso Vani Redux

Ryvvn wrote:Don't typecast yourself ;)

I'm just playing what I know!
by Okaros
15 May 2017, 13:04:03
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CXIII - Abso Vani Redux
Replies: 27
Views: 1228

Re: TWG CXIII - Abso Vani Redux

Workload is potentially easing slightly but not by a ton, so I'll roleplay the dead corpse stinking up the place.
by Okaros
23 Apr 2017, 14:22:28
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CXII : One Punch Man
Replies: 30
Views: 1803

Re: TWG CXII : One Punch Man

Have to pass on this one, as I'm diving back into the crazies at work and need to concentrate.
by Okaros
17 Apr 2017, 07:02:19
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

This project is part of the reason I stopped playing TWG; it went from a random idea into seven products racing to release and I no longer had time to play at work. Now that it's launched, I can kind of slack again! You know you want to get in on the RIck and Morty game action, Neckless.... :eyebrow:
by Okaros
12 Apr 2017, 10:25:25
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

IT folks generally get looser system restrictions and easier access to software than everyone else, and they don't seem to realize that other departments are shackled in that way. So the constant refrain of "Why use Access?" is doubly-frustrating. You know, that's an excellent point. *rem...
by Okaros
12 Apr 2017, 08:43:44
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

From the IT perspective, Finance, Development and Marketing believe they have unlimited budgets because anything they want comes out of our budget, not theirs. And since we're a cost center to be minimized rather than a revenue-generator to be encouraged, they're all too often right (from the Execut...
by Okaros
12 Apr 2017, 08:10:08
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

sphenodont wrote:Okaros: Now imagine how we feel.

You'll take the desktop we give you and you'll LIKE IT, Mister!
by Okaros
12 Apr 2017, 07:06:02
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

sphenodont wrote:Just remember, to everyone else, IT is the land of unlimited budgets and toys.

AHAHAHAHHahahahah ah hah ha haa... *sob*
by Okaros
11 Apr 2017, 17:11:52
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

The Fairy Catmother wrote:I'm really hoping that Chris thinks rekard is the last wolf and switches with him. *sends mindcontrol vibes through the air to Germany*

It's bad form to successfully exercise mind control over fellow players, FCM. :P
by Okaros
10 Apr 2017, 19:36:08
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Ryvvn wrote:I appreciate you wording the criticism the way you have, it makes more sense to me put across like that.

It took an intersection of your alternative universe play guide and the comments from Admetus to really make it click home for me.
by Okaros
10 Apr 2017, 19:12:28
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

...how is that a wolf game? I think this may ultimately hit my concern with this ruleset. It's definitely an interesting set of rules, and at first glance it looks like they should be a good fit for a TWG-style affair, but I think the motivations/incentives provided by the powers encourage the game...
by Okaros
10 Apr 2017, 19:03:57
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

You're going to miss my game with that schedule, stdio. You should look into rescheduling your trip. :P
by Okaros
10 Apr 2017, 18:51:00
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CXI: A Simple Mythunderstanding (signup thread)
Replies: 32
Views: 1964

TWG CXI: A Simple Mythunderstanding (signup thread)

This is the signup thread thread for TWG CXI. Day 1 is slated to start on Monday, 4/17, at 10pm Eastern. (start date will be delayed if Ryvvn's game runs long) EOD will be 10pm Eastern, with the standard long weekend. Further details will be provided in Day 0, but expect a mostly-vanilla game with a...
by Okaros
07 Apr 2017, 15:05:57
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Ryvvn wrote:I do wonder if anyone will even suspect that Aldax may have not used his ability...?


Zark was jokingly hinting at the possibility in the wolf thread, so he may seriously consider it later.
by Okaros
06 Apr 2017, 21:30:53
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Aldax, that missed seering is going to *wreck* both the humans and wolves, I think. :lol:
by Okaros
06 Apr 2017, 17:30:40
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

There's certainly some additional vulnerability on the wolf side as there are a couple of roles that basically function like vig shots, but I think that mostly adds volatility rather than human power (I would consider a vig shot in human hands in a vanilla game to be a tool for speeding up a game, n...
by Okaros
06 Apr 2017, 15:36:04
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

One interesting aspect of this ruleset is the delayed lynch-death. The claim/counter-claim of a split wolf/human priest-seering was just brought up, and the curious thing about it is that you have to wait an extra day to find out whether the first person of the two is a wolf or not. The same is true...
by Okaros
06 Apr 2017, 13:14:33
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Ryvvn wrote:Handmaid Omega chooses player Okaros to protect.

Truly the most improbable of all example scenarios, well chosen Ryvvn.
by Okaros
05 Apr 2017, 21:12:39
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

A member of the royalty has been brutally torn asunder! Who (other than Okaros, whom has already been kicked out) could have committed such a terrible act?! Look Ryvvn, I don't need to be royalty. I'm already a Martian God. That's like 10 quintillion times better. For one thing, there's way more li...
by Okaros
05 Apr 2017, 19:43:28
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Mmm, if Zark had converted rekard, rekard lynching him today would be *perfect* human-cred and would probably be enough to last the rest of the game.
by Okaros
05 Apr 2017, 08:18:42
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

So, to highlight some of the weaknessess with rekard's approach here: * If you're human, drawing the lynch onto yourself is almost universally bad for the human team. You know you're human, the other person might not be, so they should be the one that gets lynched. (There are exceptions, but Day 1 r...
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 21:13:16
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Yup. It's really kind of a shame that the Princess auto-reveals and that the wolf selection process was known ahead of time. Can you imagine the speculation if unknown-Princess is revealed and then Zark flips wolf later?
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 20:55:33
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Sadly for rekard, the one time he gets to be immortal I'm not in the game. :P
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 20:43:58
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

It might be worth explicitly calling that problem and the conditional work-around to the attention of the wolves. It *is* a bit of a weakness.
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 20:39:23
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Err, hrm. Does rekard's reveal as human happen immediately when his role is revealed, or only when he survives execution? I don't think I had fully processed the implications of that either way.
Edit: n/m, remembered to actually read the start of the day.
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 20:13:31
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

See my comments I edited in, I think there's some distinct negatives to rekard's strategy here (enough that I'm not sure he would've self-voted had he realized).
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 20:09:10
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

Self-voting *has* traditionally been allowed. Edit: Plus, while he may not be aware of it, his approach has some serious drawbacks as he'll later discover most likely. Hopefully someone will point out that if there's a wolf with one of several roles, he just gave them a get-out-of-jail-free card. I'...
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 18:53:07
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

May I suggest an alternative wherein the peasants break ties? :twisted:
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 14:24:18
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

It's a little unclear from the phrasing, since the Princess power is structured differently than the others... The role swapping and role discard/replace powers seem to clearly trump the Princess power, but... * Does the Countess trump the Princess? Countess says the victim may not *use* their power...
by Okaros
04 Apr 2017, 12:26:47
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

While making rekard the Princess is all kinds of appropriate theme-wise, who thought it would be a good idea to make him an Alpha? Yeesh. :P
by Okaros
03 Apr 2017, 06:54:07
Forum: The Excourticated
Topic: Card Stock - Dead Chat
Replies: 77
Views: 2745

Re: Card Stock - Dead Chat

I didn't let my team down at all, hah!
by Okaros
26 Mar 2017, 20:18:50
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Let me guess, dferr wore those abominations on his feet again and that's why he was carefully cropped from the video? ;)

Edit: Yup, the fight confirms those non-euclidian horrors are present.
by Okaros
26 Mar 2017, 18:57:21
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CX: Love Letter (signup)
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: TWG CX: Love Letter (signup)

Out for this, as I need to focus on work for the next couple of weeks. Definitely murder me though, I'm really curious to watch and see how the mechanics play out. :)
by Okaros
24 Mar 2017, 16:19:53
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Then we got all the stakeholders to agree on a nice modern format for data exchanges (this took years to do), and get everything updated and rewritten into something clean and maintainable and robust. "nice modern format"? So where do json and/or xml come into this story, then? http://i.i...
by Okaros
24 Mar 2017, 15:16:02
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

But stdio, in both of those arguments both sides are wrong! Both json and xml are shitty, and both js and node are entirely crap! :P

( As a member of Ops, I'm statutorily required to mock and deride all of your choices without providing any alternatives. )
by Okaros
20 Mar 2017, 21:48:28
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CIX: The Borderland sign up
Replies: 31
Views: 1555

Re: TWG CIX: The Borderland sign up

No sign of life from the gate yet.
by Okaros
20 Mar 2017, 14:54:12
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CIX: The Borderland sign up
Replies: 31
Views: 1555

Re: TWG CIX: The Borderland sign up

Let's get to work people, these trans-dimensional gateways aren't going to test themselves!
by Okaros
16 Mar 2017, 14:21:28
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CIX: The Borderland sign up
Replies: 31
Views: 1555

Re: TWG CIX: The Borderland sign up

Hellheart wrote: I would totally RP Cave Johnson if I could pull that off, but sadly that's beyond my capabilities. There'll be enough material to keep that up for weeks.

Future opportunities will arise, I'm sure. Maybe roleplay lifting weights for a while to bulk up for the role?
by Okaros
15 Mar 2017, 07:18:28
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Tell me someone has video of this panel. We need it.
by Okaros
14 Mar 2017, 07:17:15
Forum: New Game Signups
Topic: TWG CIX: The Borderland sign up
Replies: 31
Views: 1555

Re: TWG CIX: The Borderland sign up

An Interdimensional gateway, huh? What could possibly go wrong!
by Okaros
13 Mar 2017, 15:56:50
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: Let's talk about forum software
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Let's talk about forum software

So, there have been some recent discussions about how our current forum software, phpBB, is less than ideal for what some of the more programming-oriented wolves here want to do. Automated vote tallies, thread creation, and auto-locking of threads are things that might be pretty nice to have but are...
by Okaros
13 Mar 2017, 08:05:58
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

7-zark-7 wrote:You guys talk pony more than my two daughters combined.

Hey now, we're not at fault here. Your daughters clearly need to step up their game. :P
Alternatively, you could RP as the Mane Six. They'd work well for your style.
by Okaros
06 Mar 2017, 03:59:05
Forum: The Village Pub III
Topic: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back
Replies: 2373
Views: 105709

Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

The cognitive dissonance of hearing everyone talking like all the British TV shows and radio plays I consumed while growing up is... quite strong. CAD, why isn't there a TARDIS on every corner? And when am I issued my babel fish?

(Kidding, of course. Mostly.)

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