Mini-Game [Game of Idleness] Kingdom Royale - Game #37 - Doubleless

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  1. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    A Failing Kingdom
    And its people with their self interest

    Forewords

    This is the 37th round of Kingdom Royale
    The GM this time is @AliceShiki.
    What a bleak forewords.

    And this is a template.
    Rules
    1. Each game has 1 main moderator and perhaps a second for backup. The moderators word is absolute, so don't disobey the moderator. If you feel they made a mistake please use your role pm to talk to them about it.
    2. Sign up in the Sign Up Thread. Each game will be hosted on a different game thread. Individual moderators will post when they are opening a new game, and this OP will be changed accordingly.
    3. No private messages between participants about the game (meta-gaming). Private messages for other purposes (say, webnovels, like this site is supposed to be about) are allowed.
    4. While I appreciate that RL takes precedence, please inform your moderator if you're going to disappear for a while. We are usually happy to accommodate any absences.
    5. Observers are forbidden from giving any form of clues/hints/or [Kingdom Royale] related remarks to the players. While you are not forbidden from chatting casually or joke around (in moderation) in the game thread and each secret conversation chat rooms, it is highly probable that you might accidentally slip some clues. So unless you are 100% sure that your post does not contain any of the mentioned above, please refrain from posting.
    6. Global forum rules apply.
    7. While a bit of friendly banter is acceptable, please try to stay somewhat on topic in the Kingdom Royale threads.
    Gameplay Overview (Resumed Version)

    This is where I'd usually go over the detailed mechanics of the game and what not, but uhn... They're kinda long, and my personal experience says people get very confused about them at first, so here is a super quick resume:
    1. This is a Free For All game, there are no teams, though you can make temporary alliances and it's totally possible for more than 1 person to win the game.
      • The game's objective is to kill all your enemies.
    2. Gameplay is split into two phases. (Day and Night) Each phase lasts 24h. (No, you do not need to spend all 24h online... Just try to stay logged-in for roughly 30 mins each day at the very least.)
      • Expect each game to last roughly one week btw.
    3. During the day, you can stab people, talk to people in the main thread, and choose someone to chat with during the night. (This does not need the other person's consent.)
      • If you feel like the day phase is being too dead or whatever... Don't worry, it's normal. Most of the gameplay happens during the night.
      • Stabs are weaker during the day btw, due to the defend mechanic that I'll explain in the full version of the gameplay overview.
    4. During the night, you can stab someone you're chatting with, use your role's superpowers against anyone (Activate them by telling the moderator in your role PM), and speak to the person you chose to talk with privately.
    5. When the new day starts, if you used your knife in the last day/night cycle, you get a new knife to stab people with.
    6. Game ends when everyone alive fulfilled their win conditions.
    And since I'm at it, might as well give a quick resume of what each role can do.
    1. King: Sends a Murder order to the Sorcerer. (Or the Knight if the Sorcerer is dead) The Sorcerer may accept (or reject) the order and kill someone that the King chose.
    2. Sorcerer: Has -2 HP. When the Sorcerer receives a Murder order, they may accept (or reject) it. If the Sorcerer accepts it, he will use Sorcery on the target chosen by the King. Whoever is targeted by Sorcery dies at the end of the Night.
    3. Prince: If the King dies, the Prince becomes able to send Murder. Also, the Prince is immune to Sorcery.
    4. Knight: Has 2 extra HP. Also, if the Sorcerer is dead, the Knight is the one to receive Murder orders instead. If the Knight accepts it, he will use Deathblow on the target chosen by the King. Whoever is targeted by Deathblow dies at the end of the Night.
    5. Revolutionary: Can kill someone at the end of each Night.
    Gameplay Overview (Full Version)
    1. Day and night cycle take twenty-four (24) hours each, counting from the start of the phase.
    2. Before the [Day Phase] ends, each player may select another player to form a private chatroom for the night. This does not need the consent of the other player. Both players will then be transported into the private room, where they can talk, deal, scheme, or attempt to murder each other without anyone knowing.
      • If a player fail to specify a person, it will default to "no chat" option.
      • Skills unique to roles do not need the player to be on a night chatroom with their targets to be activated.
        • A skill may be activated by telling the moderator in your role chat PM. Most skills can only be used during the [Night Phase].
      • The moderator is the one that creates the private chatrooms. Don't go PMing other players on your own.
    3. Each role has a different victory conditions. The game ends when all surviving players have met their victory condition.
    4. All players start with 6 HP.
    5. All players will recover 1 HP at the beginning of [Day Phase].
    6. All players are given a knife, which can be used to [Stab] the other players regardless of roles.
      • [Stab] may be done once per cycle, either day or night.
      • The knife will disappear once it has been used it to stab someone.
      • A new knife will be given to each player who has lost it on the next day.
    7. Each [Stab] will reduce the remaining HP of the target by 3.
    8. Attacking with the [Stab] action during daytime will be announced to everyone.
      • Attacking at night will only be announced to the target (in the night chatrooms). However it can only be done to the attacker's conversation partner.
    9. Defend Mechanic:
      • If you still hold a knife (refer to point 6) and you're stabbed at the [Day Phase], you can 'defend' against stabs, and the damage received will be reduced to 2 HP.
        • Defending does not remove the knife of the stabbed person.
      • If a player set up stab, and is set up to be stabbed, at the same time through scheduling, I shall deem defend to not happen. All attacks will be received in full.
        • For example, if A scheduled to stab B at end if day and B scheduled to stab C at the same time, the scheduled stab to B shall be received in full (as in, it will deal 3 damage).
      • At the [Night Phase], the defend mechanic does not apply.
    10. You can schedule your [Stab] actions with a conditional order.
      • Here are some examples of possible stab schedules:
        • [Stab] @ by the end of the [X Phase].
        • [Stab] @ at the beginning of the [X Phase].
        • [Stab] @ if @ using [Stab] on @.
    11. Roles will NOT be announced upon death. Nor will players be informed of their remaining HP.
    12. If THREE cycles (day and night) have passed OR three players have been eliminated, sudden death will occur. During the sudden death, no HP will be regenerated.
      • Sudden Death triggers only at the change of phases. (As in, Start of [Day Phase] and Start of [Night Phase])
    13. If THREE cycles (day and night) have passed AND three players have been eliminated, double death will occur. During the double death, the [defend mechanic] is nullified, i.e. just hurry and die.
    14. If amazingly the game goes on for SIX cycles (day and night), the Mummy end is triggered (as in, you all lose and I win, because you took too long to kill one another, so you all became mummies).
    Roles

    The game has 5 roles, each role is randomly assigned to each player. The roles define what are your super powers, who are your enemies and what is your win condition.

    [King]
    He is the king who has ascended to the throne by assassinating the previous ruler and has carried out many invasions. Having a distrustful personality, he's scheming murder of the ones that threaten his throne. He does not notice that his distrust makes others lose their loyalty for him.
    He can request his subordinates to commit [murder], but he cannot force them because he fears their animosity could become directed at him.
    A land ruled by a man that cannot trust others is unlikely to have a bright future.
    [Murder]
    • During the [Night Phase], the [King] may activate [Murder].
    • The [King] can select a player he wants to kill and request the [Sorcerer] to execute this action. If the [Sorcerer] is dead by the start of the [Night Phase], the order will go to the [Knight] instead.
      • It is highly recommended to send [Murder] orders on the first half of the [Night Phase], as the [Sorcerer] and the [Knight] can only accept the order if they are online... Sending the order too late into the [Night Phase] might end up having it be rejected because the other party might be sleeping.
    • Both the [Sorcerer] and the [Knight] are allowed to reject the [Murder] order if they so decide.
    • The target of [Murder] is killed by the end of the [Night Phase].
      • If killed by the [Sorcerer], the target will be turned into a charred corpse.
      • If killed by the [Knight], the target will be beheaded.
    To protect his throne: Death of [Prince], [Revolutionary] and [Knight].

    [Sorcerer]
    A subordinate of the [King]. He is the teacher of the [Prince] in magic and also gets along well with the [Prince]. He is satisfied as long he can pursue his studies in magic and has no interest in the king's throne whatsoever.
    No matter how much he can raise his magic skills, nobody will value a person that secludes himself in his shell.
    [Sorcery]
    • [Sorcery] may only be activated during the [Night Phase].
    • The Sorcerer can choose whether to effectively kill the character that was selected by [Murder].
      • [Murder] can only be sent by the [King]. Or by the [Prince] if the [King] dies.
    • The targeted character will become a charred corpse by the end of the [Night Phase].
    [Frail]
    • Has 4 Max HP.
    Survive.

    [Prince]
    An ambitious person. He was originally only at the third place in the inheritance order of the king's rank. But he took advantage of the king's mistrust, to get murder orders towards the other princes and move up to the first place. He acquired anti-magic to guard himself against the king's paranoia.
    If he comes to the throne, this land is likely to turn into a worse dictatorship than it was before.
    [Throne Succession]
    • The Prince becomes able to use [Murder] once the [King] dies (see the [King]'s section for details on how [Murder] works.
    [Anti-magic]
    • The Prince cannot be killed by [Sorcery]. In addition, he will be informed that he was targeted by [Sorcery] if it is used on him.
    To become the king and secure his throne: Death of [King], [Revolutionary] and [Knight].

    [Knight]
    A subordinate of the [King]. While being a subordinate, he is plotting revenge on the royal family for they have ruined his homeland. He believes firmly that he can only attain happiness by exterminating the royal family.
    As a matter of course, a man that has drowned in his own feelings of loss will only fall into the darkness of misfortune.
    [Fitness]
    • Starts the game with 2 extra HP.
    [Deathblow]
    • [Deathblow] may only be activated during the [Night Phase].
    • The [Knight] can choose whether to effectively kill the character that was selected by [Murder].
      • [Murder] can only be sent by the [King]. Or by the [Prince] if the [King] dies.
      • The [Knight] will only receive the [Murder] order if the [Sorcerer] is dead by the start of the [Night Phase].
    • The targeted character will become a beheaded corpse by the end of the [Night Phase].
    To take revenge: Death of [King] and [Prince].

    [Revolutionary]
    He is the right arm of the [King]. Because of his competence, he realized that this land is going to fall into ruin if things keep on going the way they are. Hence, he prepared himself to take over the land.
    A ruler that has accumulated feelings of bitterness due to assassinations is incapable of leading a kingdom. At most he will be assassinated himself.
    [Assassination]
    • During the [Night Phase], the [Revolutionary] may activate [Assassination].
    • The Revolutionary may select a player to assassinate.
    • The targeted player will become a strangulated corpse at the beginning of the [Day Phase].
      • As [Sorcery] and [Deathblow] trigger at the end of the [Night Phase], this means that [Assassination] will not be executed if you are targeted by either [Sorcery] or [Deathblow] (See the [Sorcerer] and [Knight] sections respectively for details on [Sorcery] and [Deathblow]).
    To become the king: Death of [King] and [Prince].

    Order of Operations

    Some things end up happening at the "same" time due to the way the game mechanics work. The intent of this section is to clarify the order at which some interactions happen.

    End of Day Phase:
    1. Stabs scheduled at the end of the Day Phase trigger simultaneously.
    2. Sudden Death triggers, if applicable.
    3. Night Chatrooms are set up.
    4. Stabs scheduled at the start of the Night Phase trigger simultaneously.
    5. Prince is notified that they can use Murder, if applicable.
    End of Night Phase:
    1. Night Chatrooms are locked.
    2. Stabs scheduled at the end of the Night Phase trigger simultaneously.
    3. Sorcery or Deathblow triggers.
    4. Assassination triggers.
    5. All living players recover 1 HP. (Unless Sudden Death was triggered at a prior moment)
    6. Sudden Death triggers, if applicable.
    7. Players that spent their knives in the last Day/Night Cycle receive a new knife.
    8. Stabs scheduled at the start of the Day Phase trigger simultaneously.
    9. Prince is notified that they were targeted by Sorcery, if applicable.
    Player List

    Observers
    Miscellaneous

    There are only two rules for players:
    • One stab per cycle.
    • No comment in the thread during the Night Phase.
    There are only two rules for observers and ghosts:
    • Don't talk if you don't know whats not allowed to be said.
    • Read and understand the first rule. Then read and understand the first rule again.

    So, let the blood flow
    In this failing kingdom
     
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  2. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    Roles will be distributed shortly.
     
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    A5G_Reaper [DCLXVI, sohyee, and iampsyx's cute imouto]

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    The double got snapped by Thanos :blobdead::blobdead::blobdead::blobdead::blobdead:
     
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    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    As said by the title, the game has no Double, as that was the most redundant and kinda forgettable role. The Victory Conditions of each role got no changes aside from removing Double from the Victory Condition... Now everyone (except Sorcerer) has to kill 2-3 people to win, instead of having the poor Prince needing 4 kills.

    For anyone that hasn't played in forever, here is some quick reminders of rules that have changed since the last time I hosted on NUF:
    • Starting HP is 6.
    • Undefended Stabs deal 3 damage.
    • Defended Stabs deal 2 damage.
    • Sorcerer has 4 starting HP (and Knight has 8, though that is an old rule).
    The game has now started. The first Day Phase will end in roughly 24h. Here is your Timer.

    PS: People may vote to end phases early. If everyone votes for it, the phase will be ended early... Assuming I'm available at the time everyone voted for it, of course. Your mileage from this may vary.
    PPS: End Phase times might also change according to my schedule. I'll warn you all in advance if I need a delay though.

    Poking alive players:
     
  5. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    It's okay, because the game is now (hopefully)...

    Perfectly Balanced As All Things Should Be.jpg

    Okay, no, I doubt it's perfectly balanced, but it's probably more balanced than before, ehe~
     
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    Agentt Loves cats and pats

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    *pats all*
    Hello everyone.
     
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    Agentt Loves cats and pats

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    Alright, who agrees with killing fossil for meme's sake?
     
  8. A5G_Reaper

    A5G_Reaper [DCLXVI, sohyee, and iampsyx's cute imouto]

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    Revolutionary becomes grossly stronger because that's 1 less body to drop for their wincon. Alongside the fact yhat smaller player pool means kill roles are stronger in general.
     
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  9. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    Ah, yeah, but Revo has a stupidly small win rate, so I think a Revo Buff isn't a bad thing, like... Even Prince has more wins than Revo.

    And well, killing roles is basically everyone in KR! xD

    Prince and Knight just need to kill someone first before becoming a killing role themselves~

    ... But now Prince only needs to kill one person instead of two.
     
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    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』『安德鲁』

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    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』『安德鲁』

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    !vote to end day phase early
     
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    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』『安德鲁』

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    Fossil 「Spooky」「Scary」「Skeleton」

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    Wait, what?

    Anyway, !vote end day early
     
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    Fossil 「Spooky」「Scary」「Skeleton」

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    !roll 1,5
     
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    NUF Dice Roller

    Min: 1
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    @Fossil, you rolled a 2
     
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    Fossil 「Spooky」「Scary」「Skeleton」

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    …I don’t want to visit someone actively trying to kill me, dice!
    !visit @Glass Shard
     
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    Hello everyone just typing here to show that I'm here.... welp. Barely into the day and I have already gotten stabbed what a way to be starting the game.
     
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    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』『安德鲁』

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    :blobokhand:
     
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    Yeah that’s just my luck.
     
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    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Magical Girl of Love and Justice』

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    :blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek::blobspearpeek:

    Anyways, we have less than 15h left, folks. Remember to set your Night Chats, Stab Schedules and whatnot... Or just stab each other right here and now. It's always fun to see that happen~ :blobsmilehappyeyes::blobsmilehappyeyes::blobsmilehappyeyes:
     
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