Spectator Thread Airplane! Watch Party

Fanto

Confirmed Town


Not the episode I was expecting for the next TZ game from you, Monkey!

Looking forward to the "not previously seen in our community" stuff!

Also, rooting for CaptainNuevo because it's a Twilight Zone game.
 
It's been a while Monkey, hope you're doing alright. And this has to be the earliest I've ever been given Spec, thank you.

Is this gonna be a somber game like Maple Street or an upbeat one like... like... can't think of an example. Was Scooby Doo a happy affair?
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Oh, what episode were you expecting? I have a couple more planned.
Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up was the obvious one in my mind, but I also thought you might do The Shelter since that's another one where a bunch of townspeople get paranoid and try to kill each other lol. :P
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
If I was to do a Twilight Zone game, I'd probably just pluck cool characters from various episodes tbh.

Mr. Dingle the Strong(man)!
 

heymonkey

yesssss my guinea pigs
Staff member
Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up was the obvious one in my mind, but I also thought you might do The Shelter since that's another one where a bunch of townspeople get paranoid and try to kill each other lol. :P
Those are good ones but I wanted to do one that was a little different but still super recognizable! Plus I could do a fun twist on this. :D

Hi, Reki! I guess all my games are kinda somber. Even Steven Universe was.
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Wait, Monkey, there's a problem, I can't "like" any posts in here! I can't stand for this! :P

Once I can like posts in here, I will like the above post, because I know that pain.
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Stantastic said:
y'know what, iv got shit all to do today, what Twilight Zone episodes should i watch?
Can you tell Stan that I said he should watch And When The Sky Was Opened?
 
Yay!

Also Fanto you can't reference Huber without placing a friendly wager. How many phases until someone wins? D5 I'd say, betting on a neutral.
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Yay!

Also Fanto you can't reference Huber without placing a friendly wager. How many phases until someone wins? D5 I'd say, betting on a neutral.
Wow, that is quite the bet! A Neutral win on D5? Not only are you counting on there being a Neutral, but also that they will win exactly on D5? High stakes.

I will say it takes 7 phases and that Town wins.

I will also place a side-bet on Fireblend being Scum just to make sure I at least get some winnings back. :P
 
Early thoughts, malus and Muffin are town, febe is sus, the nin train is strange.

Also that misspeling fit with the "lunch" terminology, but of course it has to be some weird stuff.

Wow, that is quite the bet! A Neutral win on D5? Not only are you counting on there being a Neutral, but also that they will win exactly on D5? High stakes.

I will say it takes 7 phases and that Town wins.
Last Monkey game had a neutral win, my logic is sound.

Would the town win be some kind of redemption arc or something?

I will also place a side-bet on Fireblend being Scum just to make sure I at least get some winnings back. :P
That'd be poetic. I'll answer that with a baddie!Fran bet, it's been a while if memory serves me right.
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Would the town win be some kind of redemption arc or something?
No, it will be the standard Town win, where they fumble the ball multiple times but still somehow throw a dart with their eyes closed and get the bullseye when they need it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Reki

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Also, Reki, after being inspired by the obscure flavor of Doggy Style Mafia, I am now in the early stages of working on a very obscure Mafia game of my own, which will be my next one after EZA is finally done in review.

As it turns out, when you make a ridiculously ambitious Mafia game based on Easy Allies with tons of silly mechanics, it takes a while to review and complete it lol. :P
 
Obscure but heartwarming - like the DS ending you got - or obscure, dark and hopeless?

Don't spill the beans on the IP though, it's fun to handle design with a bit of secrecy.

ridiculously ambitious
HYPE. I wish we had pre-sign-ups now.

Also I stumbled across Nat asking for resources in the community thread a while ago, so nice of him.
 
Last edited:

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Obscure but heartwarming - like the DS ending you got - or obscure, dark and hopeless?

Don't spill the beans on the IP though, it's fun to handle design with a bit of secrecy.
Obscure but heartwarming, but also confusing and silly. There is like a 0.5% chance that anyone in the community will be familiar with the IP lol.
HYPE. I wish we had pre-sign-ups now.

Also I stumbled across Nat asking for resources in the community thread a while ago, so nice of him.
That was so funny lol. He's been a huge help in review, always knows the right questions to ask.

And yeah, I took another break from working on it but I'm going to try to get it finished ASAP, it's pretty close now!
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Just caught up on EoD, not a lot to write home about yeah, a lot of "just going through the motions" kind of posts it felt like.

If chaos is brewing in the night though, then I'm hoping for a spicy D2!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Reki
Had the hope they somehow hit a baddie but oh well, at least there were kinda competing wagons.

And for whatever reason the small Sawneeks/Fireblend back and forth read weird. Almost constructed.

By the way in my head that last malus post was a weird, elaborate breadcrumb, and I need to discover its meaning.

there's chaos brewing in the night so far.
You're enjoying this.
 
  • Like
Reactions: heymonkey

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Sawneeks said:
We have our sacrifices volunteers for the annual Mafia Championships!

Good luck to Dr. Monkey on her return to the field with TheChuggernaut as our ready-and-waiting second!
Oh, I just saw this in the OT.

Good luck, Monkey! I'll definitely spectate and assume you are Scum root for you to win! :P
 
Damn, so I put that stupid "bread crumb" for nothing.

I kind of expected to die to be honest. Geno was one of those players that was technically in my town leans, but with huge error bars, which is why I chose him for the treat
I didn't even think about saving myself, but I guess that would have been a waste of a weak cop shot.
Probably not the best use of my power, but it was really hard to come up with a good strategy.
 
  • Like
Reactions: lokiduck

heymonkey

yesssss my guinea pigs
Staff member
Did Scum kill me because they thought I might be a power role or because I was a low info kill?
Oh man this is actually pretty funny.

Geno was totally telling the truth in thread with his "speculation" - they picked you because low info, but he said you needed to be removed because you'd start solving.

So you healed him, he killed you. Double dead. Sorry you had to go, but I had a good chuckle.
 
  • Like
Reactions: lokiduck

Z-beat

only here for the flavor
"You're not in heaven OR hell, you're on a plane!"

"There's a Gremlin on the wing of the plane! Please, you have to believe me!"

"Why should I believe you? YOU'RE HITLER!"

 
  • Like
Reactions: heymonkey

Z-beat

only here for the flavor
Oh, what episode were you expecting? I have a couple more planned.
Yeah Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up seemed like the most likely choice after Maple Street, and The Shelter.

Or even 5 Characters in Search of An Exit or The 13th Floor
 
  • Like
Reactions: lokiduck

heymonkey

yesssss my guinea pigs
Staff member
Oof. It is just as frustrating to watch as it is to play - when everyone decides one person is scum and refuses to entertain any other possibility.

(I know I have been guilty of this, too. We all do it sometimes. But yikes.)

I have an early feeling scum is going to walk away with this game.
 
Just got around to reading it all, that's an interesting role. But yeah malus, it's a bit hard to work with that. But hey, at least you'll have more of a break now.

Other probably wrong thoughts;

Sawneeks is acting different than her last game - Conspiracy right? - no wonder she's widely town-read. Also liked Chugg's reads, that Captain comment aligns with my impression - it feels like he's tagging along, if that makes sense - and would like to hear a bit more from Fran. But then I read this;

Fran said:
You are seeing Fran 2.0. Now I don't post as much as I used to do it. It has been like that for several games already.
So whatever.

Have to echo some comments about Flush, on D1 he was a bit more mean and distanced - for lack of better descriptors - than I expected of him. Not that I've seen him in a ton of games but still.

Can't suspect Turmoil after Monkey's comments, and Kalor and nin seem pretty in line with how I expect them to play. I may be overcompensating here though considering these two get usually mafia-read for very little.

I have an early feeling scum is going to walk away with this game.
That'd be a nice change of pace after town won like... the last four games.

I will also place a side-bet on Fireblend being Scum
Top Two Town:
Fireblend
Buddy you shouldn't argue against your own bet.
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Buddy you shouldn't argue against your own bet.
Fireblend isn't doing enough shadow-lurking to qualify as Scum Fireblend in my mind, combined with his effort, I think he's Town.

Honestly even without Monkey's comment, Turmoil has been being Town As Fuck in there imo, idk why anyone is Scum reading him.

Fran is just Being Scummy.

Chugg's read list was bogus.

Those are my reasons lol.
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
I haven't caught up on the day end yet other than seeing the flips, but it sounds like it was a wild one lol.
 
  • Like
Reactions: turmoil7

Stantastic

Stanimator
Yay!

Also Fanto you can't reference Huber without placing a friendly wager. How many phases until someone wins? D5 I'd say, betting on a neutral.
Wow, that is quite the bet! A Neutral win on D5? Not only are you counting on there being a Neutral, but also that they will win exactly on D5? High stakes.

I will say it takes 7 phases and that Town wins.

I will also place a side-bet on Fireblend being Scum just to make sure I at least get some winnings back. :P
these posts aged hilariously.
 

turmoil7

more than six maelstroms
I read the spoiler so:

Not surprised about Geno

If Ynnek and Royal aren't vanilla townie they have nerves of steel

Febe and Sawneeks seems townie

Muffin/Fran/Chuggs remaining scum then
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Not gunna lie, it's kind of hard to keep up with the game without being logged in on Era, and I'm just not spending much time on there in general now, so idk if I'll ever catch up properly to give any reads.

RIP Turmoil, you were in Town As Fuck mode in there from what I read, well done.

Based on clicking spoiler tags:

Sounds like Geno is Scum then? Yeah, I didn't like his reaction to Turm's claim at all, he was definitely trying to push a narrative there.

I'm still betting on one of Fran/Chugg, there's no way they're both Town. I'd lean towards Fran being Scum from what I read on D1/D2.
 
  • Like
Reactions: lokiduck

heymonkey

yesssss my guinea pigs
Staff member
Not gunna lie, it's kind of hard to keep up with the game without being logged in on Era, and I'm just not spending much time on there in general now, so idk if I'll ever catch up properly to give any reads.
I really only do mafia threads and occasionally a few others. I don't like having to write a thesis to try to convince some man to believe something about women only to have him handwave it. This is an internet problem in general, not just Era, but I'm so over it.
 

turmoil7

more than six maelstroms
Did scum suspect I wasn't a full cop?

For the record I used the word "odd" in like three consecutive messages as an attempt of breadcrumb.

Royal even throw a "Odd? Fucking odd?" in the middle lol
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
Mafia team speculation based on earlier spoiler tags:
Reading the first page of today right now, is it Geno and Muffin? People seem to be assuming only 2 Scum so I'm just rolling with that too lol.

They both have each other as hard Town reads and seem to be aligned elsewhere too, so I could see it.
 
Stans survivor win condition seems strange. If the Scum team is wiped out early, it potentially never goes to last 4 survivors. Or if there is only one Scum left, the game doesn't end at final 4.
I'm not sure it is wise to take this as indication of the size of the Scum team.
 

turmoil7

more than six maelstroms
worst case for scum would be malus and me getting 2 red checks at D2 start, I doubt there is only 2
 

heymonkey

yesssss my guinea pigs
Staff member
FIRST OF ALL, Fran is achingly townie and y’all need to listen to him. I never say this. That’s how strong I feel about it.

Second, if you are a gossip and you talk to two people and one doubts you’re town but the other doesn’t, you should interrogate why the second person doesn’t seem to doubt you!
 
  • Like
Reactions: lokiduck

turmoil7

more than six maelstroms
You were really A+ here in a lot of ways and I think you just got bit out of convenience because I really do not understand the game's hate-on for you otherwise.
Thanks, I think this game I did more or less well, too bad I riled town up
 

Kalor

Kay-lor? Kah-lor?
I thought this would happen. I've been expecting a day vig since I saw my role since it made sense that there would be a non-lynch way to get rid of me.
 

heymonkey

yesssss my guinea pigs
Staff member
I thought this would happen. I've been expecting a day vig since I saw my role since it made sense that there would be a non-lynch way to get rid of me.
The odds of her actually hitting you, though, whew. I thought y'all were about to sail through this without a single loss.

Hilariously, the paranoid star hit the gremlin. Episode over, he was vindicated, throw up the title card and roll credits. lol.
 
  • Like
Reactions: lokiduck

turmoil7

more than six maelstroms
I though you were townie while I was playing and would had kept you around if alive, probably :p
 

turmoil7

more than six maelstroms
9 players

2 scum
5 unconfirmed town
2 confirmed town(leaving aside the godfather angle for now)

two mislunches left, I think town has a slight advantage currently
 

Fanto

Confirmed Town
My first game as gamerunner, I almost posted the full flip the first time a scum died and I have been so paranoid after that I don't link the thread or list teammates when I make PMs and still I read and re-read and preview ten times to make sure I don't bork the whole game with a scum flip.
I forgot to include the teammates in the PMs for LiS, and then for my mini game I was using pre-written PMs which had them included, but I made [REDACTED] versions to post in mod chat to use for the actual game because of this worry lol.
 
  • Like
Reactions: heymonkey