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The Announcer
The Announcer

Jul-1-2017 09:19

Hello everyone. I’ll be hosting another game of Resistance, and I encourage all lurkers from the previous game(s) to come out and play! We’ll keep it simple with just gameplay and no story this time. And if you’ve never played before, feel free to jump right in, because we all need more imaginary problems to worry about. :)

The game takes place over a series of 5 "missions." The Resistance is trying to complete 3 missions successfully, while the spies are attempting to sabotage 3 missions. First one to 3 wins.

I will serve as game master. Once we get enough people to play (5-10 total), I will PM everyone their allegiance (either "Resistance" or "Spy"). If you are a "Spy," I will also PM you the names of your co-conspirators.

A "leader" will be chosen at random for the first mission. The leader has 2 important functions:
1) The leader will assign various "role" abilities to players. These are one-shot special powers a player can use to learn more information about someone.
2) The leader will assign players to the "team" for that mission.

Missions will have a varying number of players who are selected; the leader picks a team, then every player will vote on whether or not they approve the team by PMing me. Once all the votes are cast, I will post the voting results. If a majority approves the team, the mission starts. If not, the mission does not start, and the next player in line becomes the new "leader" for that round. This continues until either a mission is approved, or 5 consecutive mission teams are rejected (in which case the spies win automatically.)

Once a mission team is approved, those players will PM me their choice of action during that mission. Resistance players will ALWAYS choose to have the mission succeed by sending "Success," while spies have a choice: they can either elect to have the mission succeed (to throw off suspicion), or they can "Sabotage" the mission.

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Tyranomaster3
Tyranomaster3
Bloodhound

Jul-14-2017 07:50

LOL

It reminds me about a song I really love "How does a moment last forever?" :))

shell marple
shell marple
Con Artist

Jul-14-2017 08:10

Where to start? I guess I'll start Ty by saying, just because Sal voted publicly to the success of this mission doesn't mean we can exclude him. The only facts I have are
I'm Resistance and voted succeed
Sal voted to succeed
That leaves Ty or Bela as the one who voted sabotage.

I have an extremely long post that I am in the process of trying to shorten. Whether Sal confirms I'm resistance or says I'm a spy doesn't change my thought process, but might alter the conclusions I have drawn. I'll try to have everything ready within in the next couple of hours. That will include my team choice and powers distribution.

miss snopes
miss snopes
Special Deliverance

Jul-14-2017 08:43

Perfect analogy Sindy. I keep having to pull my ticket out to see which movie we're about to see. :D

shell marple
shell marple
Con Artist

Jul-14-2017 08:55

I apologise, I can't seem to shorten my post. I really wish I could express myself in a more concise manner.

I strongly suspect Bela to be the saboteur of the mission. Bela said this as part of the reason she rejected Aspen's proposed team.
“The first mission passed, so it could have been all-Res or had a spy on it who was at least reluctant to sabotage the mission. That's a pretty good base, and I agree that we should work from there.”

M1/T2
Tyrano/Sindy/Aspen - yes. Successful mission
And
M2/T3
Sal/Bela/shell/Tyrano- no (mission fails)

The only similarity is Ty. If I follow Bela's logic the team should've progressed like this, Ty/Sindy/Aspen + Bela. She is unsure of Sindy so she swaps me for Sindy, the team now is Ty/Shell/Aspen/Bela. Two tried players and two unknown players. One of the reasons she couldn't vote for Aspen's team was because of the fact it only had one team member who participated in the successful mission. And look what she proposes a team with only one member from the successful mission. If she is 80% sure Aspen is Resistance, why take her off the team and put Sal in her place. The idea is to put together an all resistance team, the only team that will guarantee a successful mission.


shell marple
shell marple
Con Artist

Jul-14-2017 08:57

I suspect she put Sal on the team because he is also a spy. Here is a list of the Missions and teams that have been proposed so far, along with how Sal voted.
M1/T1
Sal/Sindy/Aspen - no
M1/T2
Tyrano/Sindy/Aspen - yes. Successful mission
M2/T1
Sal/Tyrano/Sindy/Aspen- no (mission passed but was voted no confidence by Sindy)
M2/T2
Zara/Bela/shell/ Aspen - yes
M2/T3
Sal/Bela/shell/Tyrano- no (mission fails)

First off, every team he was to be on, he voted no to the team. Now if you notice M1/T1 thru M2/ T1 we have the same 4 people appearing on the teams. He voted yes to Ty/Sindy/Aspen a successful mission. But he voted no on the exact same team with him added on. He was in possession of both powers at the time of his no vote. Now, if you know you are resistance and you have two powers that can reveal information to you, surely you would vote Yes on the team,and try and persuade others to vote accordingly, then use one of the powers on Sindy's proposed team. Next he voted yes on a team with only one person from the M1/T2 team, that was a risky team to accept on the heels of the successful team.

So how do you stop two spies from both voting sabotage. Let's see, one way would be for spy one to use in the spotlight on spy two. Hence spy two must vote succeed. In this case spy one, told spy two to use spotlight on themselves.

shell marple
shell marple
Con Artist

Jul-14-2017 09:10

I truly don't believe she would have put the third spy on the same team. Maybe, but at this time I think not.

So I can't, in good conscience, put Sal or Bela on my team. I might be wrong about them or at the very least wrong about Sal. But for right now, I need a team that is Resistance.

Since I'm pretty sure Ty is resistance I am giving him No Confidence and I will be keeping strong leader for myself.

As far as a team goes, I'm still debating who I will ultimately choose.

Tyranomaster3
Tyranomaster3
Bloodhound

Jul-14-2017 09:17

I am not sure if I caught you. I might get lost with your long post. Sorry if so.

As I understand, your analysis is really logical. Everything is almost perfect except one thing: Why did Bela pick a team with 2 spies in if she is a spy? I think she can pick a team with 3 resistance and her so she can sabotage a mission very easily. It really makes me confused about it. So do you have any logical explanation for it?

I am not trying to make things more difficult for you to consider. But I really hope that we can make a very good analysis and no single point even small can be missed.

shell marple
shell marple
Con Artist

Jul-14-2017 09:37

Her team had to be accepted before it could be sabatoged. She raised doubts about Sindy, so she couldn't use her on the team. Aspen has been so quiet, that I think she makes many players nervous as to the possibility of her being a spy. Same goes for miss snopes. And Zara was on the last team proposal that Bela voted no on. It left Sal as the logical choice, most players haven't said anything negative about him.

Tyranomaster3
Tyranomaster3
Bloodhound

Jul-14-2017 10:00

I would say your explanation is very logical and I cannot make any argument. However, I am not sure if I should believe you a resistance. Please let me think (and take a rest too. It's 2 AM here)

Anyway, thanks a lot for your explanation.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Pinball Wizard

Jul-14-2017 10:35

One reason a spy would put another spy on his/her team is to potentially prepare the way to get two spies in the double-spy mission.

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