Identity Duplicity - Game over [6 winners]

#1
Identity Duplicity

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.

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.
 
#5
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
60 Watt Bulb said:
With Blissey around, it's easy to see why physical offense dominates the standard metagame the way it does. With vicious Dragon Dance users like Gyarados and Salamence, powerful Swords Dance users like Lucario, and Choice Band users like the #1 Scizor, anything that can mute Attack boosting effects is priceless.
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!? said:
Coca-Cola man was eating a large trout sundae, high in vitamin c and citric acid, when suddenly a batty man attacked him with the Hexenhammer. It has to be simple so Earthworm can understand it.
batty man said:
hello my friends. did you have the pleasure to meet MEGATRON yet? he used to go by the name of GolemKong, or gk for short. he is a great guy, you should all talk to him sometime. best wishes, the batty man.
ByLobster said:
I'm afraid Mr. Earthworm has misinterpreted my alias, it was supposed to be "Bi-Lobster" my tail swings both ways. All the male / lady lobsters hit me up.
c said:
Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand? Do you understand?
Citrus said:
this game was a bad idea in the first place, and i swear on my grandfathers grave that i'm a batty man. also im cool
Coca-Cola man said:
My friends, have you tried my most glorious creation, the Coca-Cola Cocaine? Now loaded with 100% more illicit narcotics! Be discrete about drinking it, though; it's legal status is still in limbo.
Curse you said:
The moon shone hysterically off of the water. Ripples flared casually outward in perfect circles retaining a cleverly moving fixture of it’s space bound companion.
Hexenhammer said:
one plus one equals two plus one equals three plus two equals five plus three equals eight plus five equals thirteen plus eight equals twenty one
large trout said:
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.
Peter Kiragrew said:
Hi everyone. I just want to let everyone know in advance: My sister has flown in from California so I wont be on a lot during this week. I will still be on enough to play the game, but dont expect me to be in all the votes.
Sundae said:
this line is very long but it is also very wide but a line with width as well as length is no longer just a line since it is now two dimensional
Nobody got their lists right. It is now Period 2. Period 2 ends in 24 hours.
 

LonelyNess

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#8
<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
 
#14
60 Watt Bulb said:
A Few Good Men, is a 1983 gay pornographic film directed by Steve Scott and produced by Al Parker, starring Lee Ryder. It was released direct to video by Bijou Video. This film features the repressed sexuality of an all-male, all-straight military setting.
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!? said:
I LIKE FIRE EMBLEM. I LIKE FIRE EMBLEM. I LIKE FIRE EMBLEM. I LIKE FIRE EMBLEM. I LIKE FIRE EMBLEM. I LIKE FIRE EMBLEM. FIRE EMBLEM IS TOP TIER. I also like mafia.
batty man said:
so yesterday, i was telling you about my hero MEGATRON. today, i have more stories to tell about him. he is the ruler of a secret uprising, aiming for peace and justice in this world. under his reign, this world will truly flourish and experience an era of glory, a true utopia on earth. i myself am a commander of the TRON force, the second in command to be precise. stay tuned for tomorrow, when i will be revealing more details about our organisation. sayonara, the batty man.
ByLobster said:
I'm not entirely sure why I have to keep sending these now, but I suppose I'll use it to say "Don't believe anything LonelyNess says."
c said:
The articles there will give you the knowledge required to breed and capture Pokémon with natures and IVs fit for any given set. They will walk you through the process of giving your Pokémon the EVs it will need to reach its full competitive potential. They can provide you with the knowledge needed to create a team that will rip through the Battle Tower, or provide you with a comprehensive database of the Pokémon that you will find there.
Citrus said:
That's what I mean - I mean, god! I c-can't believe I'm actually gonna feel up my own mother. You know this is the sort of thing that could screw me up permanently. Well what if I go back to the future and I end up being... gay?
Coca-Cola man said:
Well my friends, did you like Coca-Cola Cocaine? If you did, you should try Coke-Trippin, my newest creation. It combines the psychedelic drugs you love with the taste of Coke you crave! I think it's my finest creation yet.
Curse you said:
Boy: Can I ask you for directions?
Girl: Where to?
Boy: Your heart.

Boy: Your legs must be tired.
Girl: How come?
Boy: Because you've been dancing in my thoughts all day.

Boy: It's raining really hard today.
Girl: Sure is.
Boy: That's because the heavens are drooling over you.
Hexenhammer said:
Funny, I never would have thought this, but, somehow, the users in Identity Duplicity are: aamto; Accent; billymills; dak; evan; Fishin; Gmax; imperfectluck; LightWolf; LonelyNess; Mekkah; Raikage
large trout said:
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list: You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
Peter Kiragrew said:
I have realized pasting random things won't lead us anywhere, dare to have submitted one for period 2. On other news, that abc guy is terrible.
Sundae said:
this is a message. if message and personal message were the same this could be written this is a personal message or this is a personal personal message or this is a personal personal personal message or this is a personal personal personal personal message and so on
It's now Period 3; Period 3 ends in 24 hours.
 
#15
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)).
 
#20
60 Watt Bulb said:
There is a town in Southwest California where the cherry trees are constantly in bloom. In this magical town you can experience the beauty of Japan while eating an In-N-Out Burger, the beauty of America.
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!? said:
This is a message from Lord Nergal. I await you on Dread Isle. This is a message from abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!?. Peter Kiragrew has really terrible grammar.
batty man said:
why, hello. it is uncle batty man again, here to tell you stories about the mighty TRON yet again. of course i, as his most loyal subject, know everything about his conquests all over the galaxy. we fought together in many warriors, in inner and outer space. our greatest nemesis was sir nose d'voidoffunk. stories about the epic struggly against him are to be expected tomorrow.
ByLobster said:
I'd like to thank all the little people out there that, despite the minor setback, allowed me to come out of this game with a win. Thank you.
c said:
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list: You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
Citrus said:
While there is no universally accepted mathematical definition of chaos, a commonly-used definition says that, for a dynamical system to be classified as chaotic, it must have the following properties:
it must be sensitive to initial conditions,
it must be topologically mixing,
its periodic orbits must be dense, or
it must be hosted by Earthworm and Gmax.
Coca-Cola man said:
Ok ok ok, I've been told I must be completely honest with you, my test subjects. The drinks you've been drinking MAY OR MAY NOT have been extremely dangerous to your health, side effects include: cancer, ebola, diarrhea. But that hasn't stopped you all before! So, when my new product, Cokestasy hits shelves tomorrow, be ready for some mind numbingly good times.
Curse you said:
Boy: looks at girl
Girl: What are you doing?
Boy: I was checking out if you were made by heaven.

Boy: Believe me, I will make you into the world's second luckiest person.
Girl: Why the second?
Boy: Because I'm the luckiest person.

Boy: Can I borrow your cellphone?
Girl: What for?
Boy: I'm going to call my mom and tell her I've found my future wife.
Hexenhammer said:
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
large trout said:
Smogon's less serious off-topic board, with relaxed rules. May not be work-safe. This forum has a culture that has developed over many years; if you're new, lurk before posting in this forum.
Peter Kiragrew said:
I see you didn't do as I told you! You have angered (and I bet guessed) the wrong person. Fishin this is my last warning to you, if you do it again...
Sundae said:
supermarth64 is a buffoon who cannot count. the sentence 'this is a message from lord nergal. i await you on dread isle.' contains less than twenty-five words which goes against the rules of this game
Period 4 ends as soon as I get all the submissions, or in 24 hours (whichever comes first).
 
#21
Game Over!

60 Watt Bulb said:
Honestly guys I am having a lot of trouble with this message thing. If you guys would just type your username in the message next time it would save me a lot of trouble. Sincerely, 60 Watt Bulb.
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!? said:
One day, Earthworm went to China to eat a Gorilla, but was stopped by a hideous Jumpluff. Screw Flanders. Screw Flanders. Screw Flanders. Screw Flanders. Screw Flanders.
batty man said:
ladies and gentlemen, it is the batty man again. i am glad to announce a perfect victory of me and my associates c and hexenhammer who were kind enough to form an honest alliance to conquer this game. in the name of commander TRON, i, the batty man, claim victory. godspeed to all you warriors, i hope you enjoyed the show.
ByLobster said:
I don't think it matters at this point since dak says he has pretty much every alias.. But in case it does, here's my message nonetheless.
c said:
There are many competitions to enter to show off your art, writing, HTML or other skills. For a list of all our available competitions and to learn more about our competitions in general, click here!
Citrus said:
Ego integrity is the ego's accumulated assurance of its capacity for order and meaning. Ego identity is the accrued confidence that the inner sameness and continuity prepared in the past are matched by the sameness and continuity of one's meaning for others, as evidenced in the promise of a career. Body and ego must be masters of organ modes and of the other nuclear conflicts in order to face the fear of ego loss in situations which call for self-abandon.
Coca-Cola man said:
The Coca-Cola man has been arrested and imprisoned for selling fraudulent products. I'm beginning to think the rat that sold him out is within this group of people. I am looking at you, Earthworm. Now we will never know the joy of drug laced soft drinks. For shame, Earthworm. For shame.
Curse you said:
Edit Your Details, Change Your Name, Edit Category Order, Profile Privacy, Contacts & Friends, Social Groups, Pictures & Albums, Edit Avatar, Edit Signature, Edit Email & Password, Edit Options, Edit Ignore List
Hexenhammer said:
This is an awesome alias but none of you guys even understood its meaning. It is a good thing it is going to win this game though!!!
large trout said:
With Blissey around, it's easy to see why physical offense dominates the standard metagame the way it does. With vicious Dragon Dance users like Gyarados and Salamence, powerful Swords Dance users like Lucario, and Choice Band users like the #1 Scizor, anything that can mute Attack boosting effects is priceless.
Peter Kiragrew said:
* Peter Kiragrew slaps Fishin around a bit with a large trout * Peter Kiragrew slaps Fishin around a bit with a large trout * Peter Kiragrew slaps Fishin around a bit with a large trout
Sundae said:
I wonder if I won as well! I hear this game is ending this round, so thanks for the great game Earthworm. I enjoyed it.
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.
 

LonelyNess

Makin' PK Love
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#22
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
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.