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« Reply #2325 on: March 08, 2011, 02:47:22 PM »
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« Reply #2326 on: March 08, 2011, 05:30:31 PM »
I've never heard of an in-person mafia game before. That might be interesting to try at PAX this August, if we can figure that out this year. Or maybe you guys can try it out at East.
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« Reply #2327 on: March 08, 2011, 06:30:45 PM »
I've never heard of an in-person mafia game before. That might be interesting to try at PAX this August, if we can figure that out this year. Or maybe you guys can try it out at East.
Only person I know that has done the real life mafia on here is vudu. He mentioned it way back during signups for the first Mafia game.
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« Reply #2328 on: March 08, 2011, 07:52:46 PM »
I've played real person mafia before. It wasn't run that well, which = a bad experience.
 
 

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« Reply #2329 on: March 08, 2011, 08:14:21 PM »
I played a live action mafia game at a Halloween party last year. It takes all the strategy out of the game. There's no equivalent to the PM system we have here, so nobody can really conspire, which is bad all around, but especially bad for the mafia.
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« Reply #2330 on: March 09, 2011, 05:09:15 AM »
Live mafia is a popular youth group game in my experience. Though at college there was a great version.

Players were given roles with a deck of cards. Face cards meant you were mafia. You turned all of the lights out in a house and wandered around in the dark. The mafia could come up and run their finger across your throat signifying they were offing you. You couldn't say anything and had to follow them to wherever they lead you and they hid your body. You then lay there until a townie (or a devious other mafia member) finds you and calls out "dead body! dead body!" Then you have to rush to find a light switch and turn it on. Until the lights go up mafia can still kill. Then everyone gathers around the body and holds court. A townie can then accuse someone of the murder and a debate is held. Then a vote is made and the 'body' drug to the designated graveyard where they wait the rest of the game. Then lights go off and more night actions of killing. This repeats until all of the townies are killed or the mafia found out or you trip over some furniture breaking it and your arm and the game is halted.

It's really a great game with lots of fun to be had. Worth at least one try. It's up there with 'werewolf' for fun group night games on my list.
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« Reply #2331 on: March 15, 2011, 09:18:30 AM »
Hi everyone! I'm Elizabeth, and I signed up for the forums just before PAX East, but finally got a chance to post today. I saw the live podcast at PAX East and it was great. I recently started listening to the podcast and I really enjoy it. I'm looking forward to checking out more of the forums and the site.

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« Reply #2332 on: March 15, 2011, 02:08:36 PM »
Welcome to the site Elizabeth.

What type of games do you like?
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« Reply #2333 on: March 15, 2011, 03:28:11 PM »
All these people joining the site based off the podcast.... I might actually have to check it out some day.

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« Reply #2334 on: March 15, 2011, 10:03:54 PM »
New dude here. I'm just going to copy-paste what I said earlier about me:
 
"Well, my username is obviously Oblivion, but you can can me Obby. I'm 16 years old and an inspiring video game journalist. I currently have my own website, and I plan on working up to be a well known source for all video game news and reviews. Understandably, that won't happen for a very long time, if at all.
 
Actually, that's partly why I joined this forum. I've lurked the site for about a year now. I kinda want to talk with the admins, editors, etc., as a kind of job shadow type thing. But since I wasn't even a member of the forum, I knew it wouldn't happen. So...here I am.
 
I did, in fact, have a wacky adventure, but it involved my career as a spy, so I'm not allowed to talk about that.

And no, I'm not an Elder Scrolls fan. I am, however, excited for Conduit 2, the 3DS, and Bioshock Infinite."
 
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« Reply #2335 on: March 31, 2011, 06:06:27 PM »
I played a live action mafia game at a Halloween party last year. It takes all the strategy out of the game. There's no equivalent to the PM system we have here, so nobody can really conspire, which is bad all around, but especially bad for the mafia.

I'm a bit late in responding, but there is strategy, it's just very different than the kinds used in the forum version.

In the live version the host tells the townfolk to go to sleep (close their eyes) and then the mafia wake up and perform their hit.  The version I played didn't have a godfather, so the mafia would have to debate about who to kill with pointing and wild gesturing (while trying to remain silent because they were surrounded by townies with their eyes closed).

Then when the selection was made (and after the cop/doctor performed their night actions) everyone would wake up and the host would announce the results.  Then the arguing would commence.  Mafia members had to coordinate with each other on the fly while not drawing attention to themselves by obviously working together.  Lots of yelling ensued.

It was fun because there were no private discussions (PMs) so everything had to be done out in the open.  And since we all knew each other, it was easier to tell when someone was lying than it is in the forum version. 
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« Reply #2336 on: April 28, 2011, 12:12:49 AM »
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« Reply #2337 on: April 28, 2011, 12:21:52 AM »
You seem familar to me.
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« Reply #2338 on: April 28, 2011, 12:27:38 AM »
The last time I was here before today was all the way back in December.




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« Reply #2339 on: April 28, 2011, 12:29:27 AM »
I guess I reconized your avatar from some posts. What caused you to come back?

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« Reply #2340 on: April 28, 2011, 12:46:15 AM »
I kept hearing Jonny's comments read on the Filmspotting podcast. Filmspotting loooooooves Jonny Metts. Through that I started listening to RFN again and now here I am. A thrilling tale, I know.

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« Reply #2341 on: April 28, 2011, 08:16:39 AM »
Hello,

the name is Quadran. Although I'm a new member here, I've been following the website and listening to the different podcasts for quite a while.

I've always had some interest in gaming, but my profile is somewhat of a lapsed gamer: As a youngster I've been playing games on NES and SNES (never owned one, but I knew friends who had one). This was followed by a long hiatus through the N64 and GC era. When some friends reintroduced me to gaming, the Nintendo console / handheld piqued my interest. Before long I owned a Wii and a Dsi, playing some of new instalments of classic Nintendo franchises (Mario, Metroid, Zelda,...) and other games (Okami, Monster Hunter Tri, Castlevania,...).

I'm looking forward to my stay here and i hope to have some interesting discussions.

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« Reply #2342 on: April 29, 2011, 02:18:10 AM »
Welcome to the site Quadran!
Where are you located across the pond?
How much have you played Tri?
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« Reply #2343 on: April 29, 2011, 05:18:13 AM »
Hello,

I'm posting from Belgium.

As for Monster Hunter Tri, it has been a while since I last played the game. I'm still far from completing this game (can one ever complete this game?), even after 200 hours. Because my play style is rather 'casual' (I'm not really a competitive player, as long as I have fun I will play the game), I tend to play this kind of games at a much slower pace than most of the other gamers. This style has a major drawback: a lot of games are competing for the same, very limited, amount of time that I can spend on them. Therefore I've stopped playing Monster Hunter Tri for a while, just to free up some time to play other games like Kirby, DKCR, a Shadow's Tale,... .


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« Reply #2344 on: April 29, 2011, 05:40:46 AM »
Yeah I understand the concern with this type of game.It does tend to take a long time to "beat" it. I guess if your main focus is to just beat all the offline and online quests it can take some time.However if you want to make different and specific armor sets it can take a while longer. I'm not sure if anybody here from Europe has Tri here. I take it you have a European Wii and game right?
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« Reply #2345 on: April 29, 2011, 07:46:07 AM »
I take it you have a European Wii and game right?

Indeed, game and console are both European, which probably is going to limit the amount of forum users here whom I can play with online.

I stopped playing Monster Hunter Tri when I had carved myself a nice set of Rathian+ armour and it would take a long time to get myself another specialised weapon / armour set, which was needed if I wanted to complete some of the online missions without dying to much. If I ever start playing MH3 again, I will need a couple of hours to familiarize myself with the controls, environments and attack patterns, before I can join the tougher online missions without failing miserably.

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« Reply #2346 on: May 06, 2011, 06:55:20 AM »
Hello all , I am a new one here and i like this site and forum with very good posts here to get knowledge.I hope the good time here , Thanks to All.

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« Reply #2347 on: May 28, 2011, 05:17:11 PM »
Hey all, been listening to the podcast since 08' so I figured it was time I got on here.  I currently reside in Denver, own a Wii, DS, and PS3.  My all time favorite games are Mario Kart 64, Uncharted 2, and Tetris.  Currently, I'm playing a lot of Motorstorm Apocalypse and Mario Galaxy 2.  In my spare time I play a lot of Disc Golf and make music.  I finally started a channel for those at http://www.youtube.com/user/SlighTlyKauLField  check it out if you're bored.  Also, can anyone tell me how to add an avatar???

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« Reply #2348 on: May 28, 2011, 08:19:45 PM »
Also, can anyone tell me how to add an avatar???

At the top of the page click on "Profile" then click on "Forum Profile".
Then you just need to upload a pic to the site from there.

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« Reply #2349 on: May 30, 2011, 08:39:38 PM »
Thanks!  Nice to meet you guys too   ;)