Discussion in 'Strategy games - Strategy and Tactics' started by Anabanana, Dec 1, 2012.
I don't know how you're confusing the Devil with a Banana, but....
I dunno, I can kinda see it. for the love of god someone stop me
I went to go see Les Mis today in theatres and I swear to god DK influenced my opinion of Javert.
I fucking loved Javert in that movie. I fucking loved everyone in that movie. I sobbed through at least half of it, but I loved it.
Say, Umazes, it's been bugging me for a while now -- what is your avatar from? I feel like I should know, but I can't figure it out.
It's a combination of the Crazy Girl and Shopkeeper from
Donmai 's LP of that BL game with the little brother.
It would be cute if the other party involved wasn't Amanohashi.
Huh. I'm... well, dammit I'm probably gonna end up reading that.
AND I DON'T EVEN LIKE BL
To be fair, by the end it's really more Protag/Fruit Cocktail.
I also think we should breach the house above us. We should really work on looking for clues.
This is the second time this has happened. Converting Mizzies one LP at a time.
It's okay, vayaviya, my bloodlust has been temporarily sated with Caoimhe's death. I won't require another blood sacrifice for at least a couple more turns.
Never stop, EvilFuzzy, never stop.
Are you trying to insinuate something about the depths of my cruelty, Mr. Ozzo?
Shelby Darlene /Amanohashi and
SongBird /Song are breaching the house above.
vayaviya /Dist is resting. After he wakes, he'll investigate the hotel unless the others are breaching somewhere in which case he'll join in.
Waiting on actions from
I'll join in breaching the house above
Me? After you oh-so-viciously suggested players shift their bets?
I wouldn't dream of it. puddlesplasher
I... I... I just... I was just... I was just trying to build up their hopes so I can crush them later! Yes! That's exactly it! Mwahahahaha! I-it's not that I like you or anything. B-baka.
A true sadistic GM wouldn't let players switch their votes -- at all. Too little faith in your teammate? Too quick to get your bets placed? Too bad.
You must not show weakness. You must never falter. You must ask yourself these four simple words:
What Would Mary Do?
Yeah. Yeah, you're right.
All right, everybody, you heard Ozzo. All Kanedork-bets cannot be changed once placed.
Did I do well? Are you proud of me now, daddy? Am I a TRUE sadistic GM?! :D
That's not sadistic enough.
Let's add another rule, shall we?
If players miss the 24-hour rule two times in a row, GM gets to mod-kill ONE character of her choice!
WAIT NO THAT'S STILL TOO KIND
FROM NOW ON NOBODY GETS TO USE WEAPONS WHILE BREACHING
WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT THAT'S STILL NOT SADISTIC ENOUGH
MAYBE I SHOULD JUST MODKILL EVERYBODY RIGHT NOW GEEHAHAHEHEHEEHAKYAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKAKA
why papa why will you still not love me why
I have the impression that your tongue suddenly grew thrice its size...
Isn't that a little harsh? :(
WHY AM I TRYING TO HELP THE PEOPLE BETTING ON MY DEMISE?
Calm down, Dear.
It's a good thing you're not a handsome young man now are you, Kaneda? :P My scissors have been feeling quite lonely for some time now <3
It won't be if you deliberately try to kill yourself on the first round. :D Though that would be much less fun than watching you try desperately, futilely to prolong your doomed existence, so please don't do that.
/throws self into arms, sobs against chest
All.. all I wanted was to be the very best... sadistic GM there ever was...
Tut, tut. All this overexuberance of mock cruelty. You still don't understand the mantra of the sadistic GM.
Pain is profit.
To trap them was your real test?
To pain them was your cause?
*checks pants* Nope, still a lady. Young and handsome (?), but a lady still.
Thank lord you don't dig *rimshot* women.
...That does sound fun, to be fair.
You're making one very obvious mistake, Ana.
You're being openly cruel.
The really good Killer GM makes the players think they have a choice and that any deaths are just bad decisions on their part.
It's the hope that twists the knife.
Maybe that pool of clear, odorless liquid is a healing spring. Or the antidote to the poison gas in the next room. Or an acid jelly. You know, whichever. But you better drink it, just to be safe. :D
*nod nod* I see, I see... I am still lacking in the way of the Sadistic GM... All right! I shall begin my training to purge myself of all human emotion, sympathy, and empathy! Starting today, I shall read Mai-Chan's Daily Life from cover to cover five thousand times every single day! This LP will be on hiatus until I have attained the height of Sadistic GM-ery! Mods, if you're reading this, please lock this thread until I have informed you of the completion of my transmutation!
Like a butterfly...
I shall rise from the ashes.
PLEASE AWAIT MY GLORIOUS RECOVERY THANK YOU AND GOODBYE
It's certainly an interesting idea to do a collaborative LP where the person running it is actively conspiring against the players. Mind you, I wouldn't say it's a good idea, or super entertaining to read about the only person in charge trying to fuck with the people playing, but, hey, different strokes for different demented folks.
That is certainly quite a fascinating idea. Unfortunately, I'll leave it up to
JohnStargazer, the masters of GM Sadism to run a game like that. Me? I just want to run a fun, fair game for everyone, man. And just in case it wasn't clear from the subsequent posts, people, I wasn't serious about you not being able to change your bets. You can change them however many times you want up until Kanedork's round starts. Sorry if that's not sadistic enough for y'all.
And now if you'll excuse me, I still have 4999 readthroughs of Mai-Chan's Daily Life scheduled for today.
Eh, honestly, Gygaxian dungeon crawls can be fun now and again, but I'm more of a fan of the Exalted "How many continents did you want to punch in the face this round?" or Pathfinder "You think it's probably a trap, but that's okay, you came prepared for that." play-styles.
Don't let the glaring fool you, this is how he smiles. Well, unless he's getting fanatical happies.))
((And... uh... the thread sure went places. Now, if you'll excuse me, I found the perfect song to rewrite and I need to think.))
Hmmmmm. This actually gives me an idea.
JohnStargazer, would either of you be interested in co-hosting this LP with me? I'm sure either of you could help this LP achieve levels of GM-fuckery that I'm personally incapable of, since I'm more interested in a fair game than genuinely trolling the players. I can still do the screenshots and other grunt work like that if that helps. :D
This thread is making me feel like my role as a benevolent Rebuild 2 god is not reaching my full potential.
There can be only one Banana present on the battlefield.
I'm out, take me off the waitlist.
I like to participate in LPs because I usually can't play the games myself. If I want fake difficulty, I'll play this console game I bought recently.
I AM OUT.
Yeah, see, this is why I said I'm not interested in genuinely trolling the players. Don't worry though! If
JohnStargazer are interested and willing, we'll run a super special bonus round with them as co-hosts, specifically designed for masochistic players who can sign up specifically for that round in advance. I'll play fair with everybody else who signs up to be hosted by me, no matter how much I like to play at being a troll. I understand if you still want to drop out though.
EDIT: Though I guess specifically signing up for being trolled just completely sucks the fun out of it, eh? ;)
I was thinking about it, and honestly, I can't control if I get stuck at work for extended periods of time during a vote or if my computer shits out and won't let me post. Therefore, I'll have no control over my character and by time I get on, somebody will have voted her to her death anyway, and that'll really piss me off. So I shouldn't have signed up to begin with. Sorry Ana! I'll probably keep reading through the next round and trying to impose my opinions on those who ARE playing.
((Normal rounds usually aren't Ana being evil as much as the game itself. The commentary just helps heighten the impact))
It's all right, if that happens I'll just puppet you and I swear I won't try to kill you in any way. If you've read previous rounds you'll realize that I've actually been doing that for players who don't manage to vote in time, especially during the Road Kill mode which I took votes for general plans of action and controlled the specifics of what the characters did, and hey, guess what? Absolutely nobody died in that round. So you'll be fine.
It's just that I thought that was making things too easy for players if I'm there to make the optimal moves for them every time they don't vote so I thought it might be nice to run things a little differently for this round where there's no input from me whatsoever.* If this isn't working out for people though, we can switch to other forms of voting where you don't need to participate so frequently. Again, I'm running this LP because I want people to have fun, so if something's not working, if I'm being too sadistic or not sadistic enough, if I'm updating too fast or too slow, feel free to tell me at any time and I'll try to adjust my LP style because I'm doing this for all of you.
But by all means, please don't feel pressured to participate if you don't feel like it. It's fun having spectators trying to troll influence the players as well! I mean, just look at how everybody freaks out whenever Mary posts during a vote...
*EDIT: This was especially because there were veterans playing for this round, and I assumed they would step up and lead and try to get people to vote in a way that their actions would form a coherent action plan. I felt like this would simulate an actual survival situation better, where you need to discuss and compromise and cooperate with your group members on the best way to tackle problems. But for some reason, that didn't happen (as efficiently as I thought it would), and Sharp Whiskey went ahead and suicided Caoimhe instead. Ah well.
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