MisterChris: Chromebook - very weak and cheap computers,often running on hardware worse than a phone. Schools buy these en masse fortheir students because it's all they can afford. Chromebooks typically run onChromeOS, a flavor of Linux; most "apps" on a Chromebook are run throughthe browser - you are vanilla.
Oromagi: Deep learning - deep learning is a subfield ofmachine learning, which is a subfield of artificial intelligence (AI). DeepBlue is famous for using deep learning to beat the best human Chess player in1997. Today deep learning is most commonly used in fields such as computervision. Deep learning works by "training" the computer with correctresults, then using a complex pipeline of linear algebra to find patterns. TheCAPTCHAs you do online are fodder for deep learning machines. After at least 2town and 1 scum have flipped, you become cop.
Lunatic: The Cloud - the cloud is essentially someone else'scomputer that you access over the internet. Amazon's AWS is by far the world'sbiggest cloud provider. Advantages of the cloud include flexibility and easyload balancing - therefore you are the JOAT: you have 1x tracker, 1x doc, 1x bodyguard. (enabled by the Internet)
Speedrace: The Internet - the internet is the foundation ofthe Information Age. This significance of the internet in the 21st centurycannot be understated - You are the enabler - you being alive enables a numberof roles; once you die, the players with those roles will be vanillarized. Theinternet is by its nature distributed and thus immune to a single point offailure; for this reason you are 1x BP.
ILikePie5: Photolithography - photolithography is theprocess of etching patterns onto a substrate by shining light at it. Modernprocessors are made with this process. The most advanced processors have billionsof transistors and minimum feature sizes as small as 5nm. Photolithography isthe most advanced human technology ever developed; and it's still advancing. Moore'sLaw is an observational law about photolithography advancement: roughly every 2years, the number of transistors in a given area doubles - because of Moore'sLaw, you are the even phase motivator - on even days, you may target someone,and they may use their role at night twice, if they have a role. This won'tdouble the NK.
Warren42 (replacing That1User): Samsung smart fridge - afridge with "smart" capabilities. In reality, most "smart"devices these days are just useless gimmicks that are unreliable, hard to use,and open up your device to vulnerabilities - you are vanilla townie.
Danielle: Bing - Everyone uses google, but Microsoft madethis piece of shit search engine known as Bing. You are the shitty rolecop -you may rolecop someone, but your results may not be accurate or useful. (pick5 random words from the PM, Bing it, paste the preview message from the 5th result)
BearMan: Cryptography - public key cryptography was inventedin the 1970's. Before public key cryptography, there was only symmetric keycryptography; that is, all parties had to know a key that no one else knew tocommunicate securely. Public key cryptography uses what is known as "one-wayfunctions", so that only one party needs to know the key to securelycommunicate with all other parties. RSA is one of the first and most commonlyused public key functions. You are the neighborizer - each night you may visita player, and that player will gain access to the neighborhood PM; when you diethe PM will be closed. You are NOT a mason or a cult. (enabled by the Internet)
Fake claims hint: the technologies in this game tend to beelectronic related, and tend to be invented in the last 50 years. The field oftechnology is vast, you are unlikely to be CC'd on a fake character claim. Ifyou think of a technology as a fake claim, I can give you my opinion on thetechnology. 20 years ago, people couldn't even imagine the tech we have today;you are encouraged to come up with unconventional custom fake role claims.
skittlez09: Directed-energy weapon - a staple of si-fi is laserweapons, which is a subclass of the more technical term "directed-energyweapon (DEW)". Most DEWs are electrically powered and shoot invisibleradiation. DEWs include microwave weapons that can heat you up from the insideand induce nausea. The Active Denial System (ADS) is a "non-lethal"DEW developed by the US military that works at short-medium range - you are non-consecutiveAoE roleblocker: on any night you may choose to roleblock 2 players who must beadjacent to each other on the player list; after you use your ability you mustrecharge for 1 night before using it again.
Intelligence_06: Deepfake - the technology to make somethingappear as anything you want is near -- although we can still tell thedifference between real and fake with our eyes, deepfaking is getting betterevery day - you are the deepfaker - each night, you may make any player appearas anything you want, including their role, affiliation, and actions; yourtarget is not informed and their actual actions are not disrupted. This countsas a visit.
SupaDudz: Planned obsolesce - many major companies design theirproducts to fail right after the warranty expires so they can force you to buya new one. Ironically improvements in materials technology as enabledmanufacturers to make their products worse - you are suicide scum: on NP3, youautomatically die. Each time you are protected, you live one additional NP.
Danielle rolecop Supa
Lunatic track Danielle to Supa
Bearman neighborize oro
Intel deepfake skittle "You are a virtual private network - they protectyour privacy by connecting you to the VPN provider, who then interfaces with anintranet or the internet for you. This is widely used by corporation to providesecure database for company employees without fear of other companies internettracking your usage. you are roleblocker, each night you may choose toroleblock one person of your choosing"
Supa NK Danielle
pie motivate Bear
Bear neighborize Chris and Pie
Intel deepfake Bear "Amazon recuiter"
Supa NK Speed
skittle RB Bear and Pie
Supa NK oro
Supa commits suicide
skittle NK pie
First let me comment on the suicide role. This role was meant to balance 3 scum in an 11 player game. Suicide on NP3/NP4/NP5 depending on actions took away a town slot, forces town to waste a DP to lynch someone who was going to die anyway, and allowed scum to potentially pull off an perfect win if all lynches were mislynches. This role could be good or bad to play depending on your mentality. You could say dying isn't fun; or, you could say that since you'll die anyway, this allows you to pull gambits with 0 risk.
DP1 had pretty low activity, which happens from time to time. I'm glad activity picked up on DP2 though.
Pie needs to get those silly mafia definitions and conventions out of his head before he gets mad again. The MafiaScum wiki is IMO the most authoritative database on definitions related to forum mafia on the internet. My modding practices come from there. Any game where a majority of the players have a role is by definition rolemad. This game had only 2 vanillas, there's no way this game can be defined as not rolemad. The wiki also guides that players are not informed of being roleblocked unless they would otherwise get a result. No one in this game had the same 2 actions, but that doesn't mean they can't. Pie was right in the end that one of the claimed JOATs was scum, but I have made a game with 2 JOATs for a live mafia game before. There's no literature out there, certainly not on MafiaScum, that no 2 town roles can be the same.
Lunatic was given a warning for excessive insults, and I stand by that. First of all, it's not even censorship, I didn't even remove the comment. Nobody likes an asshole in game, you will be warned and kicked if you engage in actions that turn other players off. Second, Lunatic is being a massive hypocrite for complaining about "censorship." In his discord server he asked people to not talk about politics so we could keep mafia players, which caused YYW to leave on at least 1 occasion. It is way more justifiable to warn players for insulting each other than to ban political talk when we're not even playing the game. And he wants to talk about censorship with me? I wouldn't have modkilled him either, but Lunatic decided to throw a tantrum by threatening to break the rules out of spite (being a hypocrite again), and talking about the game in RM's thread; outside game talk is a big no-no, I would have modkilled him for that alone. On top of that he failed to submit a night action, which made him not fulfill the activity requirement. He was modkilled for these 4 reasons combined.
The neighborhood chat was very productive. BearMan targetted the right players.
IDK what Supa was doing DP3, he could have just hammered himself, or asked intel or skittle to hammer him, and we would have went into DP4 4 town vs 2 scum. There was a solid chance Speed would have been lynched instead of intel or skittle -- and it did turn out to be the case that Speed was lynched before skittle was. So in a way Supa threw the game for scum. Supa did the right thing by gambitting repeatedly, which paid off and confused town. But he choked at the end there.