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by Elvish Pillager
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

PyP Dethy No, but you CAN get me to snark about your sorry fate! Even in a standard Dethy, the town have pretty good chances. This is a Dethy where sanities are revealed on death. It's past my bedtime so I won't do all the analysis, but you're probably fucked. As a quick guess, I think s...
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Adam H wrote:Discordian
Spoiler:
The gibberish is random strings from random.org, with spaces and punctuation randomly thrown in. I actually thought that was obvious. :P Silly me.
Discordian:
Spoiler:
...which is indistinguishable from a very important, encrypted message with spaces and punctuation randomly thrown in. :P
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

PYP Dethy
Spoiler:
They would be better off if they could all use cryptography so that they had to claim without seeing the others' claims. Haha!
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

PYP Dethy For a townie with a scum result at this point, assuming the Chief didn't withhold their kill/recruit: Chances of being sane or paranoid: 1/2 Chances of targeting scum: 1/3 Chances of being insane or paranoid: 1/3 Chances of targeting town: 2/3 Total chance of having a scum result on sc...
by Elvish Pillager
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411156

Re: Create a Card: MTG

Defiance of the Second Law U Instant Choose one - Artifact creatures can't attack or block this turn and their activated abilities can't be activated this turn; or the next time you would cast a spell or activate an ability that limits a the power, toughness, or converted mana cost of one or more ta...
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Create a Card: MTG
Replies: 3761
Views: 411156

Re: Create a Card: MTG

P.S. I just realised you could equip this to your opponent's creatures and tap them for cards. Not my original intention, but considering the story involves an entity that takes over people's minds and absorbs their knowledge, weirdly appropriate. No - the equip ability can only target your own cre...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31193

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Okay, then I assumed wrong, so I'll try not to assume things now: Do you believe that all possible misunderstandings impair consent? If yes, I believe that's an untenable position, because it's impossible to communicate with perfect accuracy. If no, then you need a basis for deciding WHICH misunder...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Multiple Choice Mafia
Replies: 128
Views: 28330

Re: Multiple Choice Mafia

First or second. With the first, don't mention that you can give Cop; give people Doctor and/or Watcher and ask them to use those powers on you. The second is more exciting - claim that you get awesome townie powers if everyone acknowledges you as Empress. If there's so much as a single NK after nig...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31193

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Роберт: What if the thing that's being called a "sex toy" IS his penis? You wouldn't say to a person with a prosthetic hand "That's not really a hand, and if you offer to penetrate someone with it while claiming it's a hand, then you're a criminal". Sure I would. Consent require...
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31193

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

Роберт: What if the thing that's being called a "sex toy" IS his penis? You wouldn't say to a person with a prosthetic hand "That's not really a hand, and if you offer to penetrate someone with it while claiming it's a hand, then you're a criminal". Based on the statements we've ...
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex
Replies: 342
Views: 31193

Re: Transsexual man admits 'tricking' 2 girls into sex

I don't know nearly enough about the situation to comment, but what that article doesn't mention is that he lied about his age (source) . A male person lying to obtain sex with younger female people isn't a good look - if he's a sexual exploiter, I'm happy about the fact that he's facing some legal ...
by Elvish Pillager
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

LCA (for spectators only) Question for the spectators: Based on order of operations, If BigNose takes damage which brings him under 0hp at night, is he not able to use Protector that night? I assume that this is the case but want to confirm, since usually doctor and damage are processed at same tim...
by Elvish Pillager
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

LCA
Spoiler:
BigNose wrote:2. In this same post, she stated that she either needed MK or replace. Just who advocated allowing her to be kept in the game - ME. Why would I do that if I was Scum?

lol. Dragging your own out-of-game stuff into the game + obvious wine COMBO!!!
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Offshore Tax Havens and 21st Century Robber Barons
Replies: 20
Views: 4627

Re: Offshore Tax Havens and 21st Century Robber Barons

No - at least in the US, "robber barons" has a different connotation (see this Wikipedia page).
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

If there are six cops, one chief, and seven players, where are the scum? :o
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8673
Views: 1860200

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

Of course not! That's why it's Slightly Worse.

On the other hand, 1195 + 140 =
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A delicious cycl...ic directed graph
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by Elvish Pillager
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

It was a direct statement. The context does not change its meaning.

And yes, I'm divorcing it from your argument, because I genuinely do not want to engage with any argument that uses victim-blamey logic like that.
by Elvish Pillager
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

and I'm a language revisionist (so I like to replace labels with ones I prefer). that's a perfectly untrunquadual way of dersing but don't migrost if people who are hagelar with your miniumb don't dioducere your snaphysing fervey as you would dioducere your snaphysing. I'm surprised how much sense ...
by Elvish Pillager
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

http://media.tumblr.com/616ab3dbff3f0a76f37e706338469baf/tumblr_inline_mjgvdssCIH1rd196p.gif Thanks, folks, for completely ignoring the very next sentence, where I stated the term has some merit. I can disagree with what you say even if it has some caveats. Specifically, I don't think your caveats ...
by Elvish Pillager
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

I'm honestly starting to think word "feminism" could use replacing too http://media.tumblr.com/616ab3dbff3f0a76f37e706338469baf/tumblr_inline_mjgvdssCIH1rd196p.gif What Belial said. Far be it from me to praise feminism, a movement that has included every bit as much bigotry (against peopl...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

No, that wasn't a rhetorical question; I was asking because I was genuinely unsure whether you believed that. Once you answered, I was going to give a fuller reply to your previous post. But I'll honor your wishes. Although it would be more convenient if, when exhorting people to return to the origi...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

HungryHobo: Uh... to be clear, do you think that anyone who says "women aren't being discriminated against" can be correct? PM: In this discussion, "mansplain" was first used in the Colorlines.com article, whose target audience is not XKCD-forum-goers. It was used a single time i...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

"Mansplaining" just implies that either feminists are incapable of being wrong or unjustified in any claim or that men can't have anything valid to sat unless they agree like good little lapdogs. That makes about as much sense as saying that "manhole" implies that all men belong...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

I prefer that people choose language that reflects what's actually relevant to what they're talking about. This is very much on the money. But brogramming didn't start out as something coined by feminists ta talk about a gender exclusionary culture in programming. It was made by male programmers, a...
by Elvish Pillager
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)

I'm not jestingrabbit, but I can offer an answer to your stated and implied questions! I prefer that people choose language that reflects what's actually relevant to what they're talking about. For instance, if someone is angry that a police-man or a police-woman injustly gave them a ticket, they sh...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: DEMON RECKONING MAFIA - Game Over
Replies: 20
Views: 9509

Re: DEMON RECKONING MAFIA - Day 1!

Elvish Pillager has been modkilled for, in clear violation of rule 10, being hit by a silver bullet. Since ze was town, town forfeits today's lynch.

LYLO
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion needle-pulled thing

Multiple Choice:
Spoiler:
No.
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: DEMON RECKONING MAFIA - Game Over
Replies: 20
Views: 9509

Re: DEMON RECKONING MAFIA - Day 1!

Night 1 ends. Thanks everybody for getting night actions in quickly!

Mafia killed Belial !!!

Day 3
Today, ties in the votals are decided by number of followers on Twitter!
Get lynching!
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion needle-pulled thing

DEMON RECKONING:
Spoiler:
What the remaining players don't know is that the joker gas is actually joker death miller gas and Adam H was actually town! I love this setup.
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: DEMON RECKONING MAFIA - Game Over
Replies: 20
Views: 9509

Re: DEMON RECKONING MAFIA - Day 1!

Day 1 deadline! Final votals: Elvish Pillager: 76.25 (Adam H) Adam H: 99 (Xenomortis) Final Jokertals: Adam H: 1 (USN) Xenomortis: 1 (USN) Xeno!Adam H: 1 (USN) Elvish Pillager: 1 (USN) Adam H has been lynched and wins as a Joker! Xeno!Adam H has been DEMONKILLED for lurking. (Did you SEE Xeno!Adam ...
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: DEMON RECKONING MAFIA - Game Over
Replies: 20
Views: 9509

Re: DEMON RECKONING MAFIA - Day 1!

Thanks for getting this started, my estimable co-mod Adam H!

Votals:
Xenomortis: 76.25 (Adam H)
Adam H: 99 (Xenomortis)

Sorry Adam H, I guess the rules could use more clarity. Your power's only "seventy-six-and-a-quarter-tuple voter" and not "nintey-nonuple voter" like Xeno.
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

MetaMafia Madge could claim miller, which would shoo away any cops. The downside is that scum would also want to leave the miller alone to cause wine. Although the circumstance of claiming miller might be a good excuse to "slip up" and mention/imply that you have significant powers to make...
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Jester Mafia - Game Over: Lurking Clowns!
Replies: 64
Views: 19559

Re: Jester Mafia - Game Over: Lurking Clowns!

The "Scum were a majority, but didn't lynch whom they wanted to on D1" reminds me of what we saw in Death to the Conspiracy . In a normal game, it's very easy for scum to follow the lead of a discussion started by townies. In scum-majority games, there's a lot more pressure on the scum to ...
by Elvish Pillager
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Gender-charged Twitter Drama (Adria Richards)

Looks to me like they're saying that they didn't fire him for making this one joke, they fired him because, when they investigated him, they found a bunch of other misconduct in addition to this joke. Emphasis mine. I didn't say they weren't lying. I also don't think "they dumped them purely f...
by Elvish Pillager
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Wizardry? I'm definitely interested in playing complaining about the rules and players' bad strategy! :P
by Elvish Pillager
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Gender-charged Twitter Drama (Adria Richards)

Yes. And also this: http://blog.playhaven.com/addressing-pycon/ It has come to our attention that a topic concerning a former PlayHaven employee has generated a passionate online debate. There are a number of inaccuracies being reported and I would like to take this opportunity to provide some clari...
by Elvish Pillager
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:41 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Ice and Fire:
Spoiler:
Yeah, it isn't too appropriate for this situation with carey. But maybe if it was Lataro or someone like that acting scummy on D1...

(side note, I think the situation of carey not participating properly in games should be solved out-of-game.)
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Ice and Fire: Hmm, strategy idea: When you have a player who's scummy looking but hard to read (here, carey) in an open game with one cop, have a majority of the town agree that the cop should cop that player. The next day, either: 1) scum killed them, which is convenient for town ev...
by Elvish Pillager
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Someone did something on the internet (Adria Richards)
Replies: 202
Views: 28377

Re: Gender-charged Twitter Drama (Adria Richards)

Hey. I wasn't physically there, so I don't know how sexist what they were saying is, and I'd hazard a guess that neither were any of the rest of you. We also don't know what other factors contributed to the one developer being fired. We do know that he specifically admitted to violating the stated r...
by Elvish Pillager
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32951
Views: 2677748

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

Ice and Fire You could make it fairer between the mafias by modkilling both Fire Mafia members as well. :P Does the Ice Mafia dying really make it harder for the Fire Mafia? I'd think the Fire Mafia would be worrying about being killed by the Ice Mafia too. And this way they don't have to wo...

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