Identity Duplicity 2 empowered edition Welcome to the second edition of ID! This is the game thread, where all the messages and other game-related events, along with discussion, will happen. Please refer to the signup post for rules and additional details, and to the PM pattern to make my life easier: Sign-up post (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Sign-up post (open) Sign-up post (close) Identity Duplicity - ID for short - is a game EW came up with where, basically, you must fool everyone else into thinking you aren't you - and at the same time, you must find out who the others are. However, this version will have new rules which will hopefully limit the guesses. Even if you played in the first game, please read the bolded parts of this post and the new rules paragraph. Thanks :) There will be twelve or more players and each of them must PM me an alias that they desire to use for the game. Aliases may be a maximum of 30 characters in length. All of the players and aliases will be posted in the main topic in alphabetical order when the game starts. I reserve the right to refuse some aliases. Following this, there will be a repeated process called 'periods'. Each period will last for 24 hours (unless I can't be on to update at the deadline). During each period, all players will be required to do three things, and they are listed as follows: Players must submit a message which may be a question to be posted by the host in the thread that must be at least 25 words in length. It must make sense and be written in English. No player may submit the same message more than once during the entire game. Players may submit the same messages as others have submitted, however. The questions will be answered in the thread. The answers are not limited to 'yes' or 'no'; however, no more than one smogon name or one alias will be mentionned. If the message doesn't comply with these rules, it will not be posted but it will be specified that the alias sent an illegal message. Players must submit one alias that they wish to know the identity of. The identity of the alias submitted will be privately told to the player at the beginning of the next period. Players must submit a list of aliases and players which correspond to their guesses about which alias belongs to which player. They may not submit incomplete lists. New rules: Additionally, each player may send one anonymous message to the alias of their choice. The target will receive this message and know which alias sent it, but not the corresponding smogon name, at the end of the current period. There is also a number of abilities that players may elect to use for a period. Only one ability may be use during a period. These abilities are listed as follows: Check: the player is told how many aliases he has assigned to the corresponding player. This can be used up to two times in the game. Spy: the player submits a question to be posted in the thread along with a target alias; the answer to both their question and their target's (if they asked something) will be given privately and not in the thread. This can be used only once. Disguise: the player chooses an alias and anyone inspecting him will get this alias as a result. This can be used twice in the game, but not with the same alias. Intercept: the player chooses an alias, and the host's messages for this period will be sent to both players (this includes the three main actions, and the eventual anonymous messages and ability results). This can be used only once. (end of new rules) The penalty for failing to submit a message is that for the next two periods, no lists or aliases are to be submitted by that player. There is no penalty for failing to submit the other parts, however, because that's just disadvantaging yourself. Any players that get substituted in for inactive players will assume the alias of the player they are subbing in for. Players should attempt to work out which player is which alias through the alias, messages, abilities, and through talking to the players on IRC, the forums, in the thread, etc. Alliances and betrayals are encouraged, and the abilities will be more effective when working with/against other players. The game ends once one or more players manage to submit an entirely correct list. The winner(s) of the game will be the player(s) who submits an entirely correct list first. If you have any questions feel free to ask! PM Pattern (Move your mouse to reveal the content) PM Pattern (open) PM Pattern (close) <Alias 1> = <Smogon name 1> <Alias 2> = <Smogon name 2> ... Inspect <Alias> Submit <Message> [Send <Message> to <Alias>] [Use <Ability>] Players: Amelia Bass Da Letter El asim askaninjask Earthworm Kannon KnightoftheWind Kumar moot twashley Umbreon Dan Aliases: ~The Communist Crusader~ accent smells Amelia Bear Grylls Colour by numbers dak D0CT0R P3PP3R fuckniggercockshitnazimuffin Gunnery Sergeant Hartman Hannah Montana Snack Attack Will Smith It is currently Period 0.