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The Resistance: Steepers vs. Tigers
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Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

Jul-1-2015 09:01

The rival factions of the city of Shangri-La have been at odds for years. The Tigers seek to crush all opposition to the Prince’s rule, while the Tea Steepers are disapproving of the new Prince’s disregard for the peaceful traditions of Shangri-La.

To complicate an already fragile state of co-existence, quite a few nemesis hunters have gained the trust of both factions. Both factions, while obliged to be cordial to their new saviours, are feeling uneasy with what is apparently the new status-quo. The Prince’s soldiers have worked to ensured that the Monastery is off-limits to all visitors to Shangri-La, but this hasn’t stopped the Steepers from finding detectives sympathetic to their cause and collaborating with them " and the Tigers know it.

With the haunting clickety-clack-clack of countless pairs of Polka Dot Pumps ringing in his ears, the Chief of the Tigers of Shangri-La resolves to destroy the Tea Steepers once and for all. The Tea Steepers, fully aware of the plans the Tigers have in store for them, put together a team of detectives to put their plan into action. The wise monks of Shangri-La (after a few brainstorming sessions with the Scholars of Shangri-La " because you can never escape the Scholars of Shangri-La) know that there is but one way to protect their campaign against what they believe to be the Prince’s oppressive rule. However, the Prince’s Chief of Security has managed to sneak a few trusted informers onto the team.

Will the Steepers succeed? Will their champions succumb to the scheming of the spies? Will we ever figure out what's going on with Rasputin’s Egg? How many Sparkly Vests are the Tigers slowly processing to create"? Whoa, I nearly gave the game away there. Anyway, let’s find out!

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Riza Hawkeye
Riza Hawkeye
First Nomad

Jul-7-2015 07:41

I propose a team of Molly, Sal, and myself.

There's no reason to vote no if you're on the team, considering where we are in the game. Or any good reason for anyone to vote no, unless...reasons. :)

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

Jul-7-2015 08:35

Riza has proposed a team, and taken "IN THE SPOTLIGHT" for herself.

Mission 2, Team 1 consists of:
Molly Maltese
Riza Hawkeye
Sal Iva

Time for everybody to vote; PM me your vote (Mission 2, Team 1, YES/NO) when you're ready.

Yeti Face
Yeti Face
Pinball Amateur

Jul-7-2015 09:11

Since that team must include a spy, and there's no clear way to determine who that spy is should they sabotage the mission, I'm going to have to vote down this proposal. I'm terribly sorry Devi, but I do believe I have made a false accusation against your good name.

Yeti Face
Yeti Face
Pinball Amateur

Jul-7-2015 09:30

Molly or Sal, whichever one of you is a true member of our steeper resistance must vote no.

Molly Maltese
Molly Maltese
Old Shoe

Jul-7-2015 10:26

I'm at a crossroads here. On one hand, I do believe if we went through with this mission we could find out who the spy was- well I guess if Sal was the spy. We wouldn't know if it was Riza, but I'm thinking of her spotlight card. It's a gamble AGAIN, because thats banking on if Riza being Resistance. If she's a spy, she could lie.

Is it worth a potential loss though? Probably not. I find it curious that Yeti was not included. I have a strong feeling that he is Resistance. What to do, what to do?

Yeti Face
Yeti Face
Pinball Amateur

Jul-7-2015 11:03

This is actually one of the few situations where having two spies on a mission wouldn't be an issue, as the spotlight card would dictate which spy doesn't sabotage. So if Sal were the spy, Riza uses the card on him, he votes SUCCESS, Riza votes SABOTAGE and then blames it on Molly. If you believe me to be Resistance Molly, then that is a second reason why there MUST be a spy on this mission, and they will sabotage - being two behind is too great of a disadvantage.

Yeti Face
Yeti Face
Pinball Amateur

Jul-7-2015 11:05

One second thoughts, whilst I know this mission will be sabotaged, I think I will vote it through if Bela will allow me to change my vote. If this mission fails then whilst it is true that I will get to propose a new line up, the mission three power will pass down to Sal - and I'd rather get that power.

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

Jul-7-2015 11:39

I'll allow people to change their YES/NO votes as long as I don't already have all the votes yet. Not all players have sent me their votes, but I *will* lock it after I get the last vote. Benefits of being a fast voter. You can only *change* it once per proposal though, so calm those trigger-fingers and do it only if you're sure. Until then, anybody's free to do whatever while voting on the mission proposals because I haven't heard of any rule that dictates otherwise. Don't do that with your SUCCEED/SABOTAGE votes though; remember you're playing each other, not me :P SUCCESS/SABOTAGE votes will be locked as soon as I get them.

Oh wait, I have a threat; any funny business with me, and you get OPINION MAKER! *gasp* :D

Sal Iva
Sal Iva
Little Monster

Jul-7-2015 11:52

Yeti, if he is to be believed, seems to be building the case that he is indeed with the Resistance. By saying that he knows this proposed second mission will be sabotaged, it makes me think that he is Resistance and therefore knows that at keast one of the 3 on the mission, if indeed it flies, must be a spy. Since only spies can really be deceptive by voting SUCCESS for a mission, that deception becomes a decaying commodity, like a stock option and is best used at the earliest possible moment. The first case SHOULD have involved a spy who was deceptive, in spite of putting their side at an immediate disadvantage (down one). This would offer the best hope of maintaining the deception for perhaps long enough to keep up the confusion for this number of missions, since the odds should shift toward the resistance as the number of missions increase. Hmmmm. A two pipe problem?

Molly Maltese
Molly Maltese
Old Shoe

Jul-7-2015 13:04

I believe that Yeti is Resistance, though his entire jig would be a piece of art in and of itself if he were not. I believe this mission should be the start of revelation, since I have learned to disregard the first round nearly completely. Spies will vote SUCCEED to disguise themselves, as you say, but in public mission voting I should think they would want to look as agreeable as possible lest they out themselves too early to be effective.

At least, thats how I choose to see it. I strongly believe that Yeti is Resistance, and I know that I am. I have nothing to base a judgement on Sal, Devi, or Riza as of yet, other than that Riza's nomination seemed a little suspect. Even that can make a kind of sense with the power she has, though.

I keep wibble-wobbling back and forth. I think I'll keep my NO vote- I just have a bad feeling about it and I'm leery of making sacrifices for sabotage when we have no idea what could happen in future rounds. Perhaps its just the cautious cat in me. I like Yeti's stance however, so I'm sure I'll be appeased if its approved or not.

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