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by ConMan
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B

Five minutes left before round ends. Unless something drastic happens, I will accept the named hostage to exchange.
by ConMan
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32347
Views: 2286413

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

2R1B1B (players must not read):
Spoiler:
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm enjoying this immensely.
by ConMan
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B

mpolo wrote:Sorry, wrong terminology (could we copy the rules into the first post here, so we don't have to go back and forth to two threads?)

Appoint Gopher of Pern as Leader

I'll look at providing rules in future threads.

Gopher of Pern is now room leader.
by ConMan
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A
Replies: 55
Views: 10618

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A

Madge wrote:Abdicate leadership to boomfrog

Just a reminder that BoomFrog needs to publicly accept or refuse this offer.
by ConMan
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A
Replies: 55
Views: 10618

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A

heuristically_alone wrote:appoint Madge as leader

Madge is now the Leader in this room.
by ConMan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A
Replies: 55
Views: 10618

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A

Just to get the mechanics cleared up. Actions we can take are: Offer card share, publicly reveal your card , privately communicate with another player (in the same room), appoint a Leader, pass leadership, and vote for a new leader. How many hostages are exchanged at the end of each phase? Can the ...
by ConMan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B

Mod announcement:
I have made some rulings in a reserved post in the central thread.
by ConMan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A
Replies: 55
Views: 10618

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A

Mod announcement:
I have made some rulings in a reserved post in the central thread.
by ConMan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B

Hi, I'm here, I'm also trying to get my head wrapped around the rules. The president does not want the bomber in the same room as them, and does not want to be targeted by the sniper. Are you sure the sniper can kill the president? If the sniper kills the president, but the bomber is not in the sam...
by ConMan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A
Replies: 55
Views: 10618

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A

Two Rooms. Six People. Three rounds. Who will survive? Who will win?

Who knows?

Round 1 Begins now, and ends in 142 hours.
by ConMan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:00 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

Re: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B

Two Rooms. Six People. Three rounds. Who will survive? Who will win?

Who knows?

Round 1 Begins now, and ends in 142 hours.
by ConMan
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:28 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Threads for Round 1 have been created. Roles have been sent out. The game will begin in half an hour. Good luck everyone!
by ConMan
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room B
Replies: 30
Views: 7231

2R1B1B Round 1 Room B

This is a game thread for Two Rooms, One Boom And A Bang. Game info is here . Please post in this thread only if you are listed as being in this room, and only for the duration of Round 1, running from 12:00 AM Monday, July 3 to 11:00 PM Saturday, July 8, UTC. If you are in this room, do not read t...
by ConMan
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: 2R1B1B Round 1 Room A
Replies: 55
Views: 10618

2R1B1B Round 1 Room A

This is a game thread for Two Rooms, One Boom And A Bang. Game info is here . Please post in this thread only if you are listed as being in this room, and only for the duration of Round 1, running from 12:00 AM Monday, July 3 to 11:00 PM Saturday, July 8, UTC. If you are in this room, do not read t...
by ConMan
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

At this stage I have the following sign-ups (confirmed via PM, with YOLOSWAG withdrawing):

1. Madge
2. heuristically_alone
3. mpolo
4. BoomFrog
5. Gopher of Pern
6. bessie

Last chance to sign up, everyone! It's a half-month commitment, but it will definitely be interesting!
by ConMan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Having double-checked the rules, if we do not get more than 10 players (which is unlikely at this point), the game will run for only 3 rounds, with a single hostage chosen each round. Hence, the schedule will be as follows: Sign-ups end: 11:00PM Sunday, July 2 Round 1 begins: 12:00AM Monday, July 3...
by ConMan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Rolesets: Rather than going through all the possible roles, I will build the set up from the ones listed earlier in the thread. The sets will be based on the number of players, as follows: 6 Players: President, Bomber, Sniper, Target, Decoy, Gambler 7 Players: President, Doctor, Bomber, Engineer, Sn...
by ConMan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:49 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

New Schedule (all times are UTC): Sign-ups end: 11:00PM Sunday, July 2 Round 1 begins: 12:00AM Monday, July 3 Round 1 ends: 11:00PM Saturday, July 8 (5 days, 23 hours) Round 2 begins: 12:00AM Sunday, July 9 Round 2 ends: 11:00PM Wednesday, July 12 (3 days, 23 hours) Round 3 begins: 1...
by ConMan
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread
Replies: 32347
Views: 2286413

Re: The Gojoe Memorial Mafia Discussion Thread

I am going to start the Two Rooms and a Boom game next Monday. Sign-ups will close shortly before the game starts, but I am also going to send PMs to all current sign-ups to confirm their availability. I still plan to run the game to a similar schedule, i.e. turbo-like over the course of a month wit...
by ConMan
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

OK, I will aim to start this after Shakespeare wraps up, so that it's not going up against too many other ongoing games. I'll also alter the setup depending on sign-up count - whatever I choose, it will be an Open setup, with an eye to having a significant number of Gray roles in the game. You shou...
by ConMan
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 859920

Re: Most excellent times

The only Terry/Holt divide I could think of was Terry Pratchett and Tom Holt, which oddly enough almost works for the same question.
by ConMan
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Meta discussion
Replies: 1414
Views: 219561

Re: Meta discussion

We also have a game called coup (bought it for Cynical Mafia Boyfriend for his birthday last September), and we still haven't gotten to play it (he wants to put the cards in sleeves first??? HE HAS HAD PLENTY OF TIME), but that's got a similar sort of bluffing mechanic (but not informed minority) f...
by ConMan
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?
Replies: 24
Views: 7047

Re: is projectile motion 3 dimensional or 2 dimensional?

How's that? Projectile motion by definition is the motion of an object subject to forces, and force is directly proportional to the second derivative of position. If a path is not twice differentiable, then it cannot be produced by any such force, even a discontinuous force. So such a path is impos...
by ConMan
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

OK, I will aim to start this after Shakespeare wraps up, so that it's not going up against too many other ongoing games. I'll also alter the setup depending on sign-up count - whatever I choose, it will be an Open setup, with an eye to having a significant number of Gray roles in the game.
by ConMan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

We're currently at (a) not enough sign-ups, and (b) a few people not available at the right time (in addition to (c) possible clashes with other games). I am entertaining two options: 1. A smaller set-up that accommodates the number of people available 2. Moving the start date - basically add either...
by ConMan
Mon May 29, 2017 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Smashboards/XKCD Crossite game | POSTPONED
Replies: 20
Views: 7652

Re: Smashboards/XKCD Crossite game

I see ConMan has started signups for his game. If it looks like his game starts and people gravitate towards there, I may scrap this so as to not step on anyone's game or divide the playerbase. I'm going to keep this up and see what the people decide they want though. We're at roughly 14 people rig...
by ConMan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)
Replies: 7448
Views: 749505

Re: Sign-ups (for PLAYERS)

I am going to try once more to run a game of Two Rooms and a Boom. Sign-ups in this thread for two weeks, after which the game will begin promptly (as long as I get the minimum player count). If this is stepping on JDU's One Night sign-ups though, I will see what I can do about pushing the game back.
by ConMan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Sign-ups:
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Reserves:
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The game requires a minimum of 11 players, but can go up to any number.
by ConMan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Schedule (all times are UTC): Sign-ups end: 11:00PM Sunday, June 11 Round 1 begins: 12:00AM Monday, June 12 Round 1 ends: 11:00PM Saturday, June 17 (5 days, 23 hours) Round 2 begins: 12:00AM Sunday, June 18 Round 2 ends: 11:00PM Wednesday, June 21 (3 days, 23 hours) Round 3 begins: 1...
by ConMan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

RULE CLARIFICATIONS AND MODLY PRONOUNCEMENTS AND STUFF: 1. With fewer than 11 players, colour shares and colour reveals are prohibited . Full shares and reveals are fine. 2. Despite its name, the Sniper does not actually kill anyone, so if the Sniper targets the President then the blue team does no...
by ConMan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:14 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Roles: The following roles will definitely be in the game: You are the Sniper . Your card is Grey . At the end of the game, before roles are revealed, you must name a person to shoot (they do not have to be in the same room as you). If you name the Target, you win. You are the Target . Your ...
by ConMan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Re: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (sign-up v2)

Basic 2R1B Rules: 1. There are two main factions in the game - the Red Team and the Blue Team. Each player will be randomly assigned a role that is either aligned with one team, or the other, or is unaligned . 2. One player on the Blue Team is the President, and one player on the Red Team is the Bom...
by ConMan
Mon May 29, 2017 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Mafia
Topic: Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)
Replies: 37
Views: 9231

Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang (RESULTS)

I'm hoping that this is the less confusing of two options - this is a fresh attempt to run the game, and this thread should be considered null and void. Two Rooms, One Boom, and a Bang - or 2R1B1B - is a game of Two Rooms and a Boom with a slightly more complicated roleset than the practice game run...
by ConMan
Thu May 18, 2017 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15026
Views: 2436836

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:What movie theatre charges $17+ for a ticket?

Around here, $20 for an adult ticket is not out of the ordinary. Plus a $1.50 booking fee per ticket if you buy them online. It certainly makes piracy sound a bit more enticing.
by ConMan
Tue May 02, 2017 3:51 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Halting Problem
Replies: 208
Views: 40119

Re: Halting Problem

The Oracle is just a program. It takes an input, and gives an output. The DP is also a program, and it is allowed to run the Oracle program as part of its process. (Small sidenote - it's very important that in this context, programs are always self-contained: they take an input at the start, they pr...
by ConMan
Tue May 02, 2017 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
Replies: 257
Views: 39775

Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

I don't understand how that proof comes about. It looks as though I've assumed both the k case and the (k + 1) case, and it's difficult to see how I can prove anything from assuming both of those things. An assumption is a statement taken as true without justification . There's only one such statem...
by ConMan
Tue May 02, 2017 2:35 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Halting Problem
Replies: 208
Views: 40119

Re: Halting Problem

We want to prove that a halting oracle program can't exist, by showing that one existing would lead to a contradiction. The naive way to do this is to write a program that calls the oracle on our program, and halts if the oracle predicts it won't, and loops forever otherwise. However, we can't have...
by ConMan
Tue May 02, 2017 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question
Replies: 257
Views: 39775

Re: Mathematical Induction - Introductory Question

Whenever a mathematician says "Assume x", it means "Let us temporarily step into a universe where x is known to be true, and see what we can prove.". In the case of induction, we say "Assume that the statement is true for some particular value of n.", so we are stepping...
by ConMan
Mon May 01, 2017 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How Much Math Is Necessary to Study Linguistics?
Replies: 3
Views: 5557

Re: How Much Math Is Necessary to Study Linguistics?

I'm probably not in the best position to answer that, but I'll make some rough suggestions to get you started. In terms of topics, the two things that I think will cover a broad amount of ground and get you on the right track are statistics and logic. In terms of how to learn these things, if you wa...
by ConMan
Mon May 01, 2017 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How Much Math Is Necessary to Study Linguistics?
Replies: 3
Views: 5557

Re: How Much Math Is Necessary to Study Linguistics?

Linguistics has a lot of sub-fields. Some of them are more on the sociological side (like, say, sociolinguistics), where it's good to know a bit about statistics and how to interpret the results of a study. Some of them are embedded in hard science (like biolinguistics or phonology). An undergraduat...

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