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Identity Duplicity - Game over [6 winners]

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by Earthworm, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Earthworm

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    Identity Duplicity

    Sign-ups Post (open)
    Identity Duplicity is a game I came up with (although it's probably been done before, I haven't bothered searching Google or anything) where, basically, you must fool everyone else into thinking you aren't you.

    There will be twelve 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.

    Following this, there will be a repeated process I've decided to call '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:

    1. Players must submit a message to be posted by the host 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Players must submit a list of aliases and players which correspond to their guesses about which alias belongs to which player. You may not submit incomplete lists.
    There is also a single-use ability that players may elect to use for a period. This ability is to check how many of the aliases in the list submitted for that period correctly correspond to the players. You will not be told which, however.

    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 two 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, and through talking to the players on IRC, the forums, in the thread, etc.

    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.

    Example Legal Message:
    Dogfish45: I understand that the crocodile awaiting me in your moat is very hungry, but don't you think that we could talk for just a little while longer?

    This message is written in English and is 27 words in length. The alias that posted it was Dogfish45. This is an example of a legal message.

    Example Legal List: (open)
    Aardvark - chaos
    cyber_fishin - cyzir_visheen
    U_D - Umbreon Dan
    baptista_regime - AvatarST
    Green Machine - Dogfish44
    suspiciousman - dak

    Assuming there were only six players, this would be a legal list.


    Player List (Alphabetical Order)
    aamto
    Accent
    billymills
    dak
    evan
    Fishin
    Gmax
    imperfectluck
    LightWolf
    LonelyNess
    Mekkah
    Raikage

    Sorry to everyone that didn't get in.

    Alias List (Alphabetical Order)
    60 Watt Bulb
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!?
    batty man
    ByLobster
    c
    Citrus
    Coca-Cola man
    Curse you, dentist!
    Hexenhammer
    large trout
    Peter Kiragrew
    Sundae

    Everyone that signed up in the previous topic will be eligible as a substitute (if they're needed) as will anyone who missed out for whatever reasons.

    Here is a template for submitting your actions each Period:

    Code:
    60 Watt Bulb = <player>
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!? = <player>
    batty man = <player>
    ByLobster = <player>
    c = <player>
    Citrus = <player>
    Coca-Cola man = <player>
    Curse you, dentist! = <player>
    Hexenhammer = <player>
    large trout = <player>
    Peter Kiragrew = <player>
    Sundae = <player>
    
    Reveal <alias>
    
    Message: <message>
    
    [i]Optional (one time use)[/i]: Please also tell me how many of this list are correct.
    It's currently Period 4.
  2. Accent

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    Voting Mekkah
  3. imperfectluck

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    Hi, this is LonelyNess.
  4. Mekkah

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    Nice tits there, LonelyNess.
  5. Earthworm

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    Period 1 starts now. I put a template for submitting your period actions in the OP. Please send in your actions as soon as possible because I don't want to be awake until 4AM again tomorrow.
  6. Earthworm

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    Nobody got their lists right. It is now Period 2. Period 2 ends in 24 hours.
  7. Raikage

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    I can't tell a shit from these messages
  8. LonelyNess

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    <LonelyNess> Tell me your inspection result
    <imperfectluck> and why would I do that
    <LonelyNess> because I know your alias
    <imperfectluck> lol no you don't
    <LonelyNess> ByLobster
    <LonelyNess> I don't expect you to tell me the truth
    <LonelyNess> but any info is better than no info (I can at least rule out one alias if you're lying)
    <LonelyNess> if you don't tell me I'll tell everyone who you are
    <imperfectluck> i'll take my chances
    <imperfectluck> it doesn't make any sense for you to tell everyone since that hurts you too.
    <LonelyNess> Then I guess I'll just publicize your alias since that helps everyone but IPL.

    I tried to blackmail IPL into giving me his inspection result because I hit his alias and he wouldn't budge, so I'm making good on my promise

    imperfectluck is ByLobster
  9. imperfectluck

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    Anyone that wants to know where Accent is, please contact me. Looks like it is time to make my move to obtain information.
  10. evan

    evan I did my best -- I have no regrets
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    or talk to me because no one likes ipl anyway.
  11. Earthworm

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    If it seems like this game needs longer periods than 24 hours then I will extend them, just a notification.
  12. Mekkah

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    That's the spirit. Bravo, LonelyNess!
  13. Accent

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    I'm where it's at.
  14. Earthworm

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    It's now Period 3; Period 3 ends in 24 hours.
  15. Accent

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    FFS stop being dumfucks

    EW I thought that maybe you should force people to use at least one smogon name and one alias in the messages, and in a way that makes sense (ie not "dak c dak c dak c dak c dak c dak dak c dak dak c dak dak c dak" over and over (I just took the shortest ones)).
  16. supermarth64

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    (Not in this game.) Surprised no one did this yet.

    This is a message from Lord Nergal. I await you on Dread Isle.
  17. Raikage

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    Would have been too obviously Mekkah or someone pretending to be Mekkah
  18. Mekkah

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    wasn't a problem for abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!?
  19. Earthworm

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    I'd like to update before I go to sleep, so the last people who haven't submitted this period have until then. (consider it an extension)
  20. Earthworm

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    Period 4 ends as soon as I get all the submissions, or in 24 hours (whichever comes first).
  21. Earthworm

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    Game Over!

    The winners of this game of Identity Duplicity are:

    aamto
    dak
    Gmax
    LightWolf
    Mekkah
    Raikage


    The correctly corresponding list of aliases to players was:

    60 Watt Bulb = evan
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!? = billymills
    batty man = dak
    ByLobster = LonelyNess
    c = Mekkah
    Citrus = Accent
    Coca-Cola man = aamto
    Curse you, dentist! = imperfectluck
    Hexenhammer = Raikage
    large trout = Fishin
    Peter Kiragrew = LightWolf
    Sundae = gmax

    Spreadsheet

    In the first sheet it's just telling me if you used your one-timer or not.

    I think the only players that went backwards (non-deliberately, LN did it strategically) were Accent and billymills. Accent went backwards because the dak / Mekkah / Raikage 'alliance' tried to make him lose by feeding him (most likely organised) lies, and Gmax used a pretty clever tactic when approached by Accent (he listed six aliases and put his alias first, which seems like an unlikely thing to do psychologically).

    Best move was probably LonelyNess' and imperfectluck's (and billymills' I have been told) alias triangle thing; it tricked almost everyone.

    I'm not sure how aamto won, but dak / Mekkah / Raikage teamed up and didn't lie to each other at all, and once this had happened Gmax / LightWolf decided to share their information and also won together.

    For future games I have a good idea for how to change things to make the game more enjoyable, so if you are interested in hosting one of these please PM me on IRC!

    I hope everyone enjoyed the game.
  22. LonelyNess

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    IPL inspected me night one and actually we had a conversation almost the exact opposite of what I posted (where he threatened me), but instead of exposing my alias he told me just to post that he was ByLobster. Knowing that no one would just beleive me if I publically outted it, I had to come up with a scenario where I would actually do such a thing, so I just pretended as though I tried to blackmail IPL and he refused and in order to "remain credible in my threats," I "outted" him. Apparently it worked pretty fantastically considering on the sheet no one (except dak) inspected my alias again the entire game.

    Anyway, I thought it was fun. Thanks for hosting, EW.
  23. LightWolf

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    Liar EW!!! Fix my first period guesses! I got Gmax right too!(no idea how, but I felt it was Gmax ?_?)

    Thanks for hosting EW I had fun.
  24. Hipmonlee

    Hipmonlee Have a rice day
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    So out of interest, did anyone actually deduce anything out of the paragraphs?

    Have a nice day.
  25. Accent

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    You're just a bunch of filthy liars >:O

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