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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 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.

Zara Bande
Zara Bande
Bounty Hunter

Jul-14-2017 11:47

Shell, I think you have made a very straightforward and logical case. It also echoes much of what I've been thinking. I agree that there is good evidence to indicate that both Sal and Bela are spies.

In addition, Bela was very keen that Sal should use IN THE SPOTLIGHT on himself - thus basically telling him to vote SUCCEED, and that she would therefore SABOTAGE the mission.

Aspen also wanted Sal to use this card on himself (See her post on Jul-11-2017 10:42). And, despite Bela saying that she was 80% sure that Aspen was Resistance, she left her off the mission team. Why would she do that? One possibility is:

- She wanted to create an impression that Aspen is to be trusted as Resistance - hence the 80% comment.

- She doesn’t want 3 spies on the team as there might be confusion between her and Aspen as to which one of them is to vote SABOTAGE.

If I were selecting a mission team at this point I’d be going for -

- shell
- Tyrano
- Zara
- either Sindy or miss snopes

Actually if I’m right about Sal, Bela and Aspen then that would make all 5 names in my list RESISTANCE.

That’s where my thinking takes me so far.


Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Pinball Wizard

Jul-14-2017 12:32

I have two thoughts about AspenK:

1. Bela is a spy and she is hoping we'll believe that she is Resistance and therefore believe her when she says she is 80% sure AspenK is Resistance - but she is actually a spy.

2. Bela is using AspenK as a red herring to deflect suspicion away from an as yet silent spy. (i.e., If Bela is outed as a spy that will cast suspicion on anyone whom she has backed as being Resistance.)

That said, AspenK sets off my spydar.

The Announcer
The Announcer

Jul-14-2017 20:56

shell will be keeping STRONG LEADER for herself.

shell has given Ty NO CONFIDENCE.

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shell, at your convenience (or whenever Sal returns) please propose a team. Then everyone must send me a PM with "Mission 3, Team 1: YES/NO". The deadline to vote will be 24 hours from the time shell proposes her team.

AspenK
AspenK
Battered Shoe

Jul-14-2017 22:08

My introversion has always drawn attention in life. What can I say? I am a people watcher. I might need to have a drink or two to loosen me up. Haha. As for my feelings about who is or isn't a spy, no one is to be trusted. Haha. Actually I am not sure about anyone. I doubt Zara is a spy two games in a row, Bela played the same way last game, and Shell seems to be trying to hunt down spies. I am not sure what to think about Sal, but he voted succeed. It made sense to use the card on himself, it was probable that the mission would have been sabotaged. I would have done the same to protect myself and show where I stand. Miss Snopes I have no clue about. Sindy strikes me as a spy. I feel like she might be phoning in her attempt to suss out the spies. I think Ty deflects a lot, so I am leaning towards spy.

miss snopes
miss snopes
Special Deliverance

Jul-14-2017 22:31

shell, I had the exact same thought on the Bela/Sal "In the spotlight" situation. It struck me as odd when she posted that Sal should use it on himself - it felt a little like "talking across the table" when playing a partner card game. The fact that he then did exactly that, I had the same thought that it was a way to keep 2 spies from sabotaging a mission.
I also noticed that Sal kept voting NO on the missions he was listed on.

Also shell, I'm glad to see your breakdown of the missions. I tried to post something like this the other night but without a whole lot of time, I kept stumbling around it and couldn't quite get my thoughts in order.

I know I have been very quiet so far in this game but I'm heading home from vacation tomorrow so I will be much more "here" starting Sunday.

shell marple
shell marple
Con Artist

Jul-14-2017 22:36

LOL, if the shoe fits I guess I should wear it. If my team is accepted and the mission ends up failing then I'm inclined to agree with you Aspen.

I agree with Zara on choosing from the 5 detectives on her list. I've thought long and hard on this and my choice for mission 3 team is
Tyro
miss snopes
Zara
Sindy

miss snopes
miss snopes
Special Deliverance

Jul-14-2017 22:51

Sindy - I have had the same thought as your #1 regarding Bela and AspenK and your #2 is a good possibility too.

In Aspen's last post (Jul-14-2017 22:08) she states "Bela played the same way last game" which is NOT true. Bela was Resistance in the last game and she played very differently than how she has played this time which makes me further suspect Aspen. In that post she also validates Sal using In the Spotlight on himself saying "it was probable that the mission would have been sabotaged." What makes that mission any more 'probable' to be sabotaged than any other?

Tyranomaster3
Tyranomaster3
Bloodhound

Jul-14-2017 23:40

Although nothing is 100% certain, I think we are having a strong base here. So I am going to vote yes for this team. Actually, I prefer shell in this team instead of miss snopes (because of her unfocusing) or Sindy (I have the feeling that she is distracting us around). But it's OK to move on with this team. Hope things will be OK.

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