QUADROPHENIA Description & Sign-up (Reserves Needed!)

28-players, four per country, with an anonymous rotation for who controls the country, played on the standard map. Created by Dunkelseele. GM: Dunkelseele. Game ended with no resolution.

QUADROPHENIA Description & Sign-up (Reserves Needed!)

Postby Dunkelseele » 20 Feb 2009, 01:26

So, I have been bouncing this idea around for a week or two now. With all the support for the True Chaos game, this seems doable, too.

This would be a forum game that I would GM. The idea comes from "Quadrophenia", an album by The Who. Quadrophenia was named after the (mistaken) idea that Multiple Personality Disorder is the same as schizophrenia. Quadrophenia would mean some one with four personalities as defined by The Who. So what I am proposing is to have each country controlled by a rotating anonymous team of 4 players. One country, four personalities. We would need 28 players.

This would be a "five season" game as needed. These means that one player could be stuck with just retreat or build in a year. But unless we see 4 seasons every year, everyone should get a chance to give orders, retreats and builds at least once in a game.

Example
Spring 01: player1
Fall 01: player2
Build 01: player3
Spring 02: player4
Retreat S02: player1
Fall 02: player2
Retreat F02: player3
Build 02:player4

and etc., etc.

All teams are anonymous, so no one will know who is on their team, and cannot communicate with one another. Any comments on the thread will require that you not make statements that give away which team you are apart of. Shoutbox within player groups must be done via Private Message to maintain team anonymity.

Team selection will use the ever effective "names in a hat" method. All 28 names go in, I will pick a country, and draw 4 names. They will be players 1 - 4 in order for that country, and on through all 7 countries.

I imagine I will ask for 48/24/24 or 72/24/24 for deadlines.

You will know the other 7 players (frenemies) in your player group. Communication will be within player groups only. That means that if you are player 2 in the rotation, you have no idea what kind of alliances have been set up by player 1 on your own team. You have to guess based on the moves that occurred. It does mean since each set of players (all player one's) are on the same phase each time, they can set up alliances that way. but another player could have different alliances. And thus the chaos of Quadrophenia!

Any takers?

PLAYER LIST (28 Total needed)
Flatley
GruGloG
TheBB
lotr_freak
TheChosen1
DRifteR
Waterice man
popobawa
chabz44
gusmerrell
The Doctor
fletch182
Zanmor
pandaman18
Jaded Knight
julano
sanje
King Jeff
Wellington
Kian
Duke Orange
deanchuk
nickjb3
Caffa
snoopymate25
steppenwulf
paulus
rayray

Several players on the list have bowed out of other games due to time constraints and the such, so reserves will be needed to get this game confirmed.
Reserve List / Emergency Generals
MoodytheWise
trkertrsh
disposablehero
TheRedArmy
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Re: Forum Variant Game Proposal

Postby Flatley » 20 Feb 2009, 01:28

Stamp my hand.
The enemy's gate is down.

Don't go thinkin' you so bad jes cuz you was in SOLDIER.

We've always been at war with Eastasia.
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Re: Forum Variant Game Proposal

Postby GruGloG » 20 Feb 2009, 01:29

Boy, this sounds like LOTS of fun!

I`M IN!
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Re: QUADROPHENIA (A Forum Variant Game Proposal)

Postby TheBB » 20 Feb 2009, 01:46

Yeah, I've got to be part of this.
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Re: QUADROPHENIA (A Forum Variant Game Proposal)

Postby GruGloG » 20 Feb 2009, 01:52

I would suggest that you tell all the players who their competitors are in their respictive phase. Otherwise you would have to be sitting around the forum 24/7 to avoid any grudges against you :P.

How would drawproposals work? Every single one of the 28 players would need to accept it?
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Re: QUADROPHENIA (A Forum Variant Game Proposal)

Postby TheBB » 20 Feb 2009, 01:57

Also, will countries with no builds and retreats get a build or retreat phase? In that case, all players will face the same set of players each time. If not, there will be some shifting.
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Re: QUADROPHENIA (A Forum Variant Game Proposal)

Postby GruGloG » 20 Feb 2009, 02:02

One more thing, will the players not currently playing be allowed to diplomize during that time?
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Re: QUADROPHENIA (A Forum Variant Game Proposal)

Postby Dunkelseele » 20 Feb 2009, 02:09

GruGloG wrote:I would suggest that you tell all the players who their competitors are in their respictive phase. Otherwise you would have to be sitting around the forum 24/7 to avoid any grudges against you :P.

How would drawproposals work? Every single one of the 28 players would need to accept it?

One more thing, will the players not currently playing be allowed to diplomize during that time?


Right. All players in the player 1 spot will know who the other player 1's are. Thus they can PM each other without me having to watch. The anonymous part is you don't know who your own teammates are.

I hadn't thought about draw proposals. I would say that draw proposals would only last in the phase they are submitted, and the 7 'active' players can accept or refuse. Or not respond. Since those 7 "personalities" are the only "active personalities", it only seems right that they are the only ones voting. Think of it this way. The idea here is that each teammate is a personality in one person's head. If these 7 people sit down to decide the draw, the other personalities have nothing to do with it. the draw would be decided before the next personality takes control.

But you guys can override me on this one if we really want all teammates to vote internally before voting on the draw. Since each team has 4 players, we would need a set system for deciding on a tie (perhaps a no response due to internal conflict?)

As to nonactive players speaking to one another, I can't think of any way to stop it except everyone pledging, and it still couldn't stop a few from cheating (no accusations, just an overall comment). I would have to say that inactive personalities can still talk amongst themselves.

TheBB wrote:Also, will countries with no builds and retreats get a build or retreat phase? In that case, all players will face the same set of players each time. If not, there will be some shifting.


Since I would prefer to keep all players in the same rotation (Are any of you thinking about my bookkeeping on this yet? My heart goes out to MR for the True Chaos game.), I would have to say that players in retreats and builds with nothing to do will just have a phase with nothing to do. Kinda boring, I guess, but you could still try to get allies to retreat here, or build this, or destroy that.

The other reason for this would be, if rotations shift, you could eventually discover who all the other players on all other countries are, and thus by elimination know who your teammates are.
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Re: QUADROPHENIA (A Forum Variant Game Proposal) 25 Needed!

Postby lotr_freak » 20 Feb 2009, 07:55

I'm willing to play this one, sounds very interesting....
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Re: QUADROPHENIA (A Forum Variant Game Proposal) 24 Needed!

Postby TheChosen1 » 20 Feb 2009, 19:15

I would like to join!
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