Whazzat? A wolf win?TWG XV Postgame
4. TWG XVI Host Signups
5. My Thoughts
Congrats to the wolves
for their victory! One lynch either way would've decided the game, but the wolves
pulled it off well!
This game's MVP is Eternaly_Lost
, who, faking seer, got both Theslan and Comprox lynched, sealing the game.
==================================================3. PlayersTheslan - Human (Lynched Day Four)Eternaly_Lost - Wolf (Wolfed Night Four) Thansal - Wolf (Survived) Comprox - Graeae (even) (Instalynched Day Six) Faskalia - Human (Lynched Day Three) TheFeniX - Human (Wolfed Night Seven) tjosan - Human (Lynched Day Two) Soul_Rider - Psychic (Wolfed Night One) im_lost - Human (Wolfed Night Two) Isamil - Guardian (Wolfed Night Five) Nightstalker - Wolf (Lynched Day Five) semipsychotic - Graeae (odd) (Wolfed Night Six) Xentor - Human (Did not survive) the_x5 - Human (Lynched Day One) Ana - Wolf (Survived) PlanetKiller - Human (Did not survive)
Wolves kill Soul_Rider
semipsychotic seers Planetkiller
Isamil guards Comprox
the_x5 gets lynched (random between Ana, Isamil, the_x5)
Wolves kill im_lost
Comprox seers im_lost
Isamil guards Nightstalker
tjosan gets lynched
Wolves kill Xentor
semipsychotic seers TheFeniX
Isamil guards Xentor (random)
Faskalia gets lynched
Wolves kill Eternaly_Lost
Comprox seers Eternaly_Lost
Isamil guards Nightstalker (random)
Theslan gets instalynched
Wolves kill Isamil
semipsychotic seers Nightstalker
Isamil guards Xentor
Nightstalker gets instalynched
Wolves kill semipsychotic
Comprox seers Xentor
Comprox gets instalynched.
Wolves kill TheFeniX
==================================================4. TWG XVI Host Signups
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Preliminary day for the election thread is Sunday, August 19th
, but I have no issues with extending it if people need more time.
==================================================5. My Thoughts
Definitely a close game, I'd say the Graeae made things a lot closer than a single seer would have been. Despite the two networks being (barely) linked, Eternaly_Lost still managed to throw people off slightly by killing himself off once he got seered, naming two others as possible wolves...
Anyway, day-by day...
Night One: Wolves kill Soul_Rider, the psychic. I'm surprised by that one, honestly.
Day One: It's only now that E_Lost points out that three of the wolves here are the same three as last game. Oops. random.org doesn't seem to be very random this time. Of course, he disputes my claim that it WAS random.org, saying that "when we kill im_lost tomorrow as the guardian"...
Obviously, that doesn't happen.
In any case, a three-way vote ensues and the AFK the_x5 gets killed off, though the wolf Ana or the guardian Isamil were just as likely to be finished...
Night Two: Comprox seers im_lost, who promptly gets eaten. Ouch.
Day Two: tjosan's under suspicion here because of his vote-jumping the previous day. Looks like Isamil's gonna die... then it kinda gets flipped around.
Night Three: semi seers FeniX. Wolves attack Xentor but get blocked by an AFK Isamil, haha.
Day Three: Faskalia gets himself lynched for his vote near the end of the previous day.
Night Four: Comprox finds E_Lost... who promptly wolfs himself
, causing the humans to flinch in confusion.
Day Four: E_Lost gets his revenge by getting Theslan lynched. General consensus is that one or the other is a wolf.
Night Five: semipsychotic finds Nightstalker, and wolves finally kill off the guardian.
Day Five: Nightstalker gets lynched, no biggie.
Night Six: Comprox checks Xentor, and the wolves take out the odd seer, semi.
Day Six: I honestly didn't think that would happen, I expected a lynching of Ana, or Thansal, but all of a sudden the human players (aided by the wolves, of course) start turning on Comprox. Why? Because E_Lost named him as a wolf, and Fenix revealed him as the seer, yet he's not dead. Oops?
Night Seven: Wolves kill someone, thereby winning. Might as well end the night early, though I did run it by im_lost to see if it'd be allowed.
The self-destruct passcode for the base was "Theta-Upsilon-Upsilon-Gamma-One-Five". Let's change that to "TUUG15". Then, let's replace two u's with a w, and we get TWG15. And, of course, 15 = XV in roman numerals, so TWG XV. Ta-da!
Now, there were references to other TWGs in this TWG. Some of you probably noticed the obvious reference to TWG XI via im_lost
What you may not have known is that each character was, in some way, related to a TWG. In most cases, wolves, hence the game name "Redemption".
Let's go through this in order of deaths, so that I can elaborate on those characters who didn't get much screen time... maybe. Soul_Rider
(TWG X) - I really didn't manage to do anything with this, but him playing cards with tjosan, the weresnake, and Thansal, the werewolf, was a bit of a clue - He's based off the werewolves from TWG X. Obviously, I wasn't able to do much with him, and I completely forgot about this since the Stalker never used his werewolf form like it used tjosan's weresnake form. Ah well.the_x5
(TWG VIII) - One of the wolves in VIII was sucked into space. However, since this was a first day lynch, nobody knew that Sky, the wolf in question, was a wolf! Hence, I decided to silently stick the_x5 in there, though he didn't last too long. im_lost
(TWG XI) - Exact same wolf as in XI, exact same death, by fire. He obviously knew Ana, who was another wolf during that game. Not much else to say here.tjosan
(TWG IX) - Now, this weresnake might confuse some people; there were no weresnakes in IX, after all! However, my idea from this one came from the very last wolf, Nurot, who apparently had the idea to control the basilisk to make money. Helllllo! An idea is born! After all, someone needs to test the thing to see if it works. In fact, it's not too hard to create a cause of death from that...Faskalia
(TWG XII) - An uncompleted story hindered me here, however, it's not too hard to imagine that the Portal of [incomprehensible] would have been sought after by those wishing to abuse its power. Regarding their robes, I imagined Faskalia (white robes, black trimming, in case you don't remember) to have more defensive magic, while Planetkiller (black robes, white trimming), to have mastered offensive magic. Of course, I never really managed to strike that kind of difference between the two. Oh well.Eternaly_Lost
(TWG VII) - 'Tis another Gorge Eater. Obviously, the Gorge Eater's fight against the gorges was cut short at the end of VII, but obviously, he can take it out easily against Xentor, the skulk, who could become a gorge at a minute's notice and with 10 resources... hehe... Of course, that's my second time using material from TWG VII. Hope Petco isn't too annoyed at me for it. >.>Theslan
(TWG VI) - Oh, this didn't help too much. The problem with putting super-awesome wizards and aliens and werethings in, is that people like Theslan's character, an ordinary human with the same story as his character in VI, get very little action in comparison. Still, taking out the Stalker is no small feat. Isamil
(TWG IX) - Same character as in TWG IX, and despite being part of the mafia versus the werewolf affinity of tjosan, the two characters seem to get along. Nightstalker
(TWG III) - One of the earlier TWGs, this one was a mystery to actually figure out. The only thing I could really gain from the story (though possibly due to a lack of time, I expected more time to research characters) was the "creatures" who were humans, affected by the "dark core" of their island. Needless to say, my lack of information caused me to be wary of actually doing too much. No lines, maybe, but he did play a pretty big role in the action, not only holding one of the weres at bay, but also sending the Stalker skyward. Whee!semipsychotic
(TWG VI) - This one was the only non-wolf that I was thinking of. However, it's close enough, as I expected semi to replace the psycho from that game... which is why he attacked Nightstalker just before his own death. Of course, the fact does remain that again, with the two wizards, two aliens, three were-creatures, he didn't see much action. Comprox
(TWG II) - Yeah, I had no clue where I was going with this one. I intended Comprox to be his character from II, but I never really got around to doing anything special. Handguns don't really do much, although it's more than the two pirates can say...TheFeniX
(TWG IV) - The last of the "official" deaths, I intended this character to replace the final wolf killed in IV, from his escape pod colliding with his own ship. Ouch. The fact that he never used his plasma rifle is evident, though I did manage to show off his shapeshifting skills on the bridge. Planetkiller
(TWG XII) - For the most part, see Faskalia. <_<Xentor
(TWG VIII) - The second-last wolf to die in VIII from a forced xenocide. I actually was hoping for him to die just before/after E_Lost so I could take them both out at once, or have him wolfed before the Stalker got killed. That way, when the Stalker tried to access his memories of dying the first time - Kaboom!Thansal
(TWG I) - Generic werewolf based off the very first TWG. Not much to say about this. "Werewolf Overlord" does have a nice ring to it though. Ana
(TWG XI) - Ana didn't actually die this game, but if she did, I was definitely going to arrange a falling death, how she died in XI. However, between her (character's) tendency to shout her spell names (definitely not required, as neither Faskalia nor Planetkiller do so) and the sword she used against Isamil and TheFeniX (in-story, again) is meant to fill a hole that is: Which wolf killed Zor2 back in XI?
Games which didn't make the cut:TWG V
- Fish. Honestly, fish? I don't think I could do much with that. I did take the concept of the thing
, however, and got the Stalker out of it. Good story, characters would literally be eaten alive here, though, so no go. TWG XIII
- Alas, while this might've been nice, not only was the story not complete, but there were no wolf deaths to begin with. Sorry E_Lost. TWG XIV
- As Theslan so eloquently sub-titled his postgame thread: "What mystery? WHAT mystery?" Unfinished story didn't help much, but if the two pirates and the spy didn't get much screentime, it's hard to imagine how much a circus magician, a blind costume designer (uhm...), and a strong man would get.