Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing most liked content since 08/21/2016 in all areas

  1. 5 points
    Bed

    Smileys of the Past

    Behold, the creation of my deep emotions as some of my favorite smileys: = Nopers = I'm cool = Grr = Embarassed = Sneaky ###### = Yeah, I know right? = Yeah I'm Crazy = Regret = Annnd? = Sobbing = How come you didn't save me any?? = Haha... HAHAHAHA = I dare you to sleep tonight = Speechless = Can't believe I'm stuck with you = I was right and you were wrong! = I won, what are you going to do? = I won, wanna try again? = Excited = Hmmm... = I'm a jerk. = I have no idea what you're saying but I agree = Heart = Admiring Kiss = I intend to kiss = Sudden attack from Natale = FFFF yeah. = Good for you = Good for you with a tinge of jelousy = Good for you I don't care = laughing out loud = Just laughing = Lick = You are the man = in love = pervert = let me think about it = oh sh*t = Blank Look = You did what? = I don't get it = Merf = Can't talk = screwed up = Merf beta = ninja ninja with cat ears = That's bad = No way in hell = Seriously? = I'm screwed = Like I said = Really? = Oh-hoh = Ungh = Sad = That sad... uh... = That really happened? = I'm game = You're going down = Sneakiness = Can't believe what I'm seeing = Sweat = Holding in the tears = Letting the tears go = Even though you're a total failure, you're doing great = Do you want me to do this to make you feel better? = My honest opinion = I didn't do it = Sex attack = Uh. Yeah. = Uh Hm. = I hate to tell you, but yeah... = Imma FFFF you up. = What now? = Enhanced cool bro = Whatever = You're gonna pay for that = Ouch = Enhanced Ninja = Irritated = Eh? = Loony
  2. 4 points
    lion wiggles

    New Prez

    I tend to stay out of debates. That being said, my view is simple. The country will be fine, as long as people stick together and care for one another. I always try to have love for everyone. And that's not going to change based on who is president.
  3. 4 points
    Sinical

    Enforcing Activity

    I would like to say that it's something players should deal with. If a player is inactive they get executed. This in turn deters others from going or seemingly going inactive for future games. The only problem is that nobody actually goes through with said votes. I guess partly the reason why is that people don't want to waste executions. They are limited in supply afterall. So perhaps a compromise could be if a host deems a player to be inactive, at the start of day they could announce at the start of day that players have to vote on whether to keep a player alive or not. This will be in addition to a standard execution. Eg. "Player x has been inactive and has failed to improve after a warning. In addition to your regular vote, you can also vote on whether to spare or kill player x".
  4. 4 points
    Did I miss the memo where we call everyone male regardless of gender now?
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    Sinical

    RPS wolf game thread

    Roles now sent out, later than intended sorry. Day will be extended due to this, it will now end in approximately 37 hours. Also a game still needs a plot no matter what, so here goes. Plot by phone. In the small town of sparkbomborough, there is a killer on the loose. You should probably stop them.
  7. 3 points
    weee5067

    "Happy" Little Trees signups

    I feel like my name should be "Happy Little Treee".
  8. 3 points
    Shattered Rift

    Gunslingers- Signups

    Wasn't this all based off of role names? Or were powers also included? Once that started coming out, I thought claiming only powers (which is the truly important thing anyway) would have still worked out. Props to Blacjak for including three baddies and two(?) specific-condition neutrals to balance out for this. I haven't read over the full role/power list, but it seems like Blacjak designed this game much better than I had ever suspected. Some needed clarification here and there is always a fault in Werewolf, but the overarching design seems like it was much better thought out than expected. I didn't expect to say that walking away from a game that started with a confirmed innocent. Edit: Actually, going to give extra kudos considering the low player count too.
  9. 3 points
    Sinical

    Gunslingers

    I don't know how I'll explain this to the press though, deputising somebody that's going to be shooting my deputy.
  10. 3 points
    weee5067

    Gunslingers- Signups

    I don't think there's an issue with this mechanic (or other activity-rewarding mechanics). There's an issue with the players who would prefer to kill active players than be active themselves.
  11. 3 points
    Bed

    Enforcing Activity

    I figured it was like hesitance to summoning a monster at first, but now given the situation it's more like putting salt on an open wound.
  12. 3 points
    lion wiggles

    Enforcing Activity

    Thoughts from a semi-regular, non-veteran player: I have played enough to know what's going on most of the time, but I still consider myself an outsider every game that I play. I don't have a status where people message me early in a game; it's usually not til there's only a few left and people are trying to persuade for votes or whatever. Unless I'm on a baddie team, of course. But then it's out of necessity and not a need for me to be included in the "group." So I naturally end up only posting when I need to, instead of every chance I get. And it's honestly easy to skate by in many games with minimal posting. I try to get into the games as much as I can, but sometimes it is simply just making sure I get whatever requirements met. A lot of it for me is that I don't know any of you. Besides, the two people who brought me to Sparkbomb. I used to only play games when they did. But they aren't on as much anymore, so I had to just jump in alone. And since I am also noob to forum gaming in general (Sparkbomb is my first and only source of werewolf), it has been a slow road to learning the nuances of the forum version of this game. It's easy to feel alone while playing this game, on top of the fact that I don't know anybody. The secludedness just makes it that much easier to disappear in the middle of a game, or only post when necessary, or makes it easier to not pay attention and forget to post/send in lists, or make irl plans without remembering or regarding the commitment made to the game. I'm getting better at juggling all of it. But it takes an effort. And sometimes, I feel rewarded for the effort. My input during a game feels to have made an effect or something like that. Or a game was really fun to be involved in. Anyway, I think the point to all this, was to explain what it's like for a newer player to deal with all of it. Or why inactivity happens with newer players at times. I know I've been guilty of just skirting through a game. I don't like to. It makes me feel bad for those who put in the effort to play. I think that if the experience was more welcoming to beginners, it might help players be open to being invested during the whole game. Or help them learn good playing habits. Playing with people you know helps a lot. But, I know that's not always possible. As far as veteran players who go inactive, if that's even a problem, I have no real input. You guys would have to figure that out yourselves. I think I'm done rambling now.
  13. 3 points
  14. 3 points
    weee5067

    Inu's Lab

    Inu usually does that in his games. Red, just assume everyone in this game is female. You'll get it right more often than you currently are.
  15. 3 points
    50 minutes into the match. You ace the enemy team without a single death on your side. Their mid inhib is open. You're playing support Team: "Let's get drake!" I feel like this sums up how I feel about the current WW game perfectly.
  16. 3 points
    Sinical

    Werewolf: Frequency Sign-Ups

    First....of the people with a username starting with an S and is called Ryan. ...wait a second.
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    InuyashaOhki

    Cardwolf Game

    Since everyone is revealing one role, I'm the MC.
  20. 2 points
    It appears to be impossible to delete quote boxes and YouTube videos when using a phone on sb...
  21. 2 points
    InuyashaOhki

    Werewolf: Year's End Game Thread

    It's the ghost of Werewolves' past!
  22. 2 points
    Let's see how the new Leaderboard feature goes over.
  23. 2 points
    Neopetsmom

    New Prez

    I have never been so depressed over an election in my life. I actually have a degree in Political Science and am just astonished that this country could elect Trump. To me, he doesn't meet the basic minimum qualifications for being president. The idea of him with the nuclear codes is genuinely terrifying. Many people don't really that that is one area where the President's power is vast and absolute. There are no constraints on it. Also, the fact of unified Republican control of all branches of government is scary to me. I also fear the Paul Ryan agenda being enacted. Much of it is directly contradictory to what Trump promised people during the election. But, I'm not sure Trump will really care. And, even if he would, I'm not sure he would understand that Ryan was doing standard issue Republican stuff that is contrary to what he said he wanted. Trump has the attention span of a gnat, doesn't read and listens to the last person to talk to him. I think there is a good chance he is just a rubber stamp for whatever horrific ideas that Ryan can come up with. Not just the ACA repeal, but wholesale destruction of Medicare and Social Security that many older people rely on. I am dumbfounded that something like only 38% of people thought he was qualified to be president and he still won. How can someone vote for someone that they don't think is qualified? How can you make that person the most powerful individual in the world?
  24. 2 points
    Yo Lixyl/Dyl/Other canadians any of you wanna marry me so I can get out of this country?
  25. 2 points
    Zilary

    "Like-ability" Report

    This may be slightly skewed due to the "Never Have I Ever" thread I created a while back... Oooh! Embeddedness! So, anyone who did not participate in that thread may have a lower "like-ability" score. I personally do not feel that almost a quarter of my normal posts are more "likeable" than anything else.
  26. 2 points
    Sinical

    Gunslingers

    You were expecting vests. BUT IT WAS ME, BULLETS. Bang! And Rift, I'd love to survive, unfortunately with my health as it is. I can't see it unless there happens to be some form of protecting person...
  27. 2 points
    Sinical

    Gunslingers

    It's stupid for me to not use my power to be honest. Odds are much better for me targeting an innocent than evil player, even if I'm just guessing.
  28. 2 points
    Blacjak

    Gunslingers- Signups

    I don't think this is the case at all. Players who are not active will not be able to kill active players who can also buy defenses that make it harder to kill them. Everyone should try to be active. it is idiotic to kill a player for doing what is Expected of them. If you aren't active, you aren't playing to win.
  29. 2 points
    Sinical

    Gunslingers

    Okay then, even numbered guys I want you to shoot N. That guys a dick anyway.
  30. 2 points
    InuyashaOhki

    Gunslingers- Signups

    Blacjak has obviously been caught by the Ruffians. I suspect it's the doing of this so-called "Roland", alias "RocktheFox". He thinks he can outfox us.
  31. 2 points
    Bed

    The Chibi Shop

    My workload has doubled and it saddens me that most of my concentration is on something I have no interest in... That's why I'm opening this Chibi Shop for 2-3 new people! I'll close it again if there isn't any interest in a few days I'll probably start drawing concepts mid November. maybe I can deliver near christmas time. also thinking of updating old chibis to have santa hats for december I hope any new chibis can be used and shown like how we have it now. PM me if u want one
  32. 2 points
    Neopetsmom

    Enforcing Activity

    lion -- thank you in particular for commenting. It strikes me that in discussions of inactivity (or lesser activity) that the voice we often miss is that of the less active players. That is important because if we don't know what causes the problem then it is hard to know how to fix it. For a truly inactive player, it is really easy to deal with. The best solution is to replace the player. I occasionally have modkilled a player although I've sometimes reassigned role abilities when I did it particularly if this happens relatively early in the game. The more difficult situation is the player who is only sporadically active or who submits lists occasionally and votes occasionally but vanishes at a time. Having a rule to post each day is easy. The problem is what to do if the player doesn't do it. Ideally I come up with a solution that doesn't punish the player's team. And that can be hard to do particularly if there is no replacement player available. Which gets back to trying to prevent the problem in the first place. The best way to deal with inactivity is to try to reduce inactivity.
  33. 2 points
    I would respond to this, but Inu has already done so perfectly. (Also, the argument you made clearing her as innocent assumes knowledge of who the baddies are. If she was the last remaining baddie, the same argument could be applied to her being evil. So it's not a "clearing" argument.)
  34. 2 points
    Sinical

    Rebels in the Court - Game Thread

    I am the first of the posters.
  35. 2 points
    Zilary

    The People Thread v.3

    Not Instagram. Imgur is the rage for posting anonymous photos and hosting these days. @Trajectory
  36. 2 points
    Killerk239

    The People Thread v.3

    I'm a chemist! An interesting field when you're not playing in a lab with mutagens all day ;P And @InuyashaOhki, it's only a 2 year beard. Just look at how my youthful look in my eye faded to distrust of everything. Science. Not even once.
  37. 2 points
    Killerk239

    The People Thread v.3

    Amazing what 4 years can do to a guy.
  38. 2 points
    Sinical

    Werewolf Signups - Inu's Lab

    .....first?
  39. 2 points
    Sinical

    Werewolf: Frequency Sign-Ups

    After seeing people struggling, I have decided to put together an elaborate flowchart that allowed me to determine that Rox is evil. The complex nature of it may be hard to follow but does provide a strong level of confidence for determining his alignment. The one exception to this is where he is actually neutral, but even then there's a very strong chance that he is actually working for the evil team.
  40. 2 points
    weee5067

    Werewolf: Frequency Sign-Ups

    Guuuuys, when someone says "Don't jail me," you're supposed to protect them.
  41. 2 points
    Roxeon

    Werewolf: Frequency

    Oh right, the voting thing. Despite Traj's best efforts to get blac elected, I think I'll just Elect: Big sis Star Because it never hurts to have alternatives and not at all because power in the family is a handy thing to have-
  42. 2 points
    Zilary

    Werewolf: Frequency

    So...this game has frequencies (unsure what they do or mean), alignments (probably usual innocents and baddies), and conversions of both frequencies and alignments? Everybody is Schrodinger's cat/dog/puppy/cow/platypus! Anyway, I am here and will agree that our first regent to jail. Since Blacjak has been the only one who has made an effort for a campaign of sorts...sure, why not Elect: Blacjak
  43. 2 points
    I'm gonna buck the trend and refer to everyone as female to balance things out. First: Huge high-five to zodiac. I'm astonished neither of us got killed, but I think that means we did something right. Second: The baddies in this game collectively had a pretty incredible run of bad luck. I don't think Red's decision to use her daykill Day 1 was the wisest (although apparently she had almost a 50% chance to hit a baddie), but it's hard to argue with results? And I just happened to Watch Inu Night 1, which led me to discover that zodiac was the Dreamer, which let us work together (important, considering zodiac got a Night 1 hit and so didn't have a cleared innocent to talk to). While we were lynching Inu, my Watch results suggested that either Rex or Blac had been swapping Zilary's and Red's names on lists. I contacted them both, Blac denied it, Rex 'fessed up. This matters later! Zilary surviving the nightkill made us suspicious of her (more bad luck), but zodiac's Dream got redirected to Red (the one thing that went in a baddie's favor). Instead of burning a dream on Zilary the next Night, zodiac decided to clear Rex (didn't change Zilary's fate, but Blac might have lasted slightly longer otherwise). The final Day, Blac tried to claim that she'd been swapping names on lists. I was on the fence between her and lion - but since Blac originally denied having that ability, and since Rex claimed it, I took it as proof that she was evil. In summary: pretty much everything that could have gone in our favor, did. Sorry Traj, it was a cool game setup.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    Trajectory

    "Happy" Little Trees signups

    Nah, I'm gonna go ahead and boot you back to the living thread. You don't get the dead cookies and Kool-Aid quite yet, Smile. ...UrGilgamesh doesn't get any either. For killing me.
  46. 1 point
    InuyashaOhki

    Gunslingers

    *Inu saunters around town, proudly showing off his badge like Adric, hoping there are no Cybermen around.* I have inquired what the super-secret powers of the Badge are, and received an answer. They're exactly what the tin star I got from Silver Dollar City as a kid granted me then. We're 2 days in with no visible power use out of anyone but the Sheriff. It seems like the villains are fine with letting us wait, which is disconcerting, or they're afraid of shooting first. I don't know if we should risk delaying further.
  47. 1 point
    Hey all! Thanks to everyone for playing. This was a bit of an experiment insofar as I hadn't run this type of game before and I wasn't myself terribly sure what to expect. I'd be interested in knowing what everyone's thoughts about the game setup itself are and if there's any interest in ever seeing it again (with some changes pending). A couple of things I would consider changing next time might be adding the whole "once you use a card, it's discarded and you get another" as well as letting everyone know when the "deck" has been shuffled. The rules themselves on the site I pulled this setup from were pretty vague, so the various calls I made when setting up the initial post were usually done in favor of "if we were sitting around a table playing a card game, what would people know/not know." Which is how I tend to do my WW games anyway. I'm in favor of trying to stay as true to an IRL game where everyone is able to look at everyone else. I can't decide how I feel about attempting the game with PMs allowed. I always feel as if allowing PMs in a game take away from posting in the thread itself and make it seem like activity is even lower, though in a game like this where alignment is so separate from role, PMs wouldn't be as useful for that dreaded Inno-circle that I despise so much since there isn't in particular roles in this game which indicate one alignment or the other. In regards to incorporating more Love Letter itself, I might consider adding a second element to the game regarding the numbers on the cards themselves and the hierarchy of aforementioned numbers. It's a thought, but not one I've necessarily completely hashed out. ~!**!~ A couple of general gameplay things/notes, specifically for @weee5067 (who just posted as I was writing up all of this and is subsequently being tagged for what I knew would be her immediate "complaint" and surprise, surprise, I was right): First general thing, you're absolutely wrong, weee. You really shouldn't go assuming things before you know the whole story, so let me set out some facts for you so you can be straight about it all and then you can decide for yourself what you're really going to complain about. Smile DID in fact play the game within the 48-hour period, she DID in fact do something(s), you just didn't see it, nor was I about to explain to you what was going on since the game was still going. And I didn't particularly appreciate your attitude about the whole situation at the time--nor how you decided to complain passive-aggressively in the team chat you shouldn't have posted in because you were dead--and I still don't. There are few things that aggravate me more than players complaining about a game before the game is finished when they don't know everything that's going on--when the person running the game literally cannot defend said game because, you know, it isn't over--though one of them is most definitely players doing so in a passive-aggressive manner. If you recall, my inactivity rules said "may result in replacement/modkill at my discretion," in case you've forgotten, and secondly, her and I had in fact been having an extensive PM conversation on Saturday the 8th and I noted later that she read my last response to her that afternoon around 4PM Central. Compound this with the fact that I was in rehearsal/commute from about 7AM Saturday to like midnight-ish the 8th, almost immediately collapsing into bed when I didn't see a unanimous "end day" vote, and then was up again Sunday morning for more two-hour-travel-commute/rehearsal and back again at a similar late hour... Suffice it to say I will admit I had not had time to properly poke her as I would have liked--having honestly just assumed she would post in thread at some point given she had seen my PM--and I was super late about trying to contact someone else about replacing her (and really, the game was so close to being over it would have been unfair to everyone involved to actually replace a player) at that point since, as mentioned, rehearsal, and...well, I'm just glad she did come back for the last part of the game at least. I don't think I would have really considered it a true win for the baddies if she hadn't. More like a win-by-default-try-the-setup-again-sometime. Second general thing, I had actually meant to make the "vote end day early" a majority vote on the last day (and have it end the game immediately instead of just at 1AM) but completely forgot to put it at the end of the Night Results and by the time I would have posted it the next morning when I woke up and realized I had not said that, smile and Red had already made the vote. I contacted Exiled about the whole situation and felt him out for if he was not wanting to fight the votes off, offering an insta-end-game option if he decided to end the day early to...to which he responded with "Never give up, never surrender," and I let him ride it out xD In hindsight, I wouldn't change it in the future and I'm glad that I didn't end up saying it. While it would have been convenient for me at the time because I was actually home all day yesterday as I did not have a rehearsal, it was more fair for Exiled to get the chance to fight. And he nearly won, too. Props to you for not giving up.
  48. 1 point
    Shattered Rift

    The People Thread v.3

    Step 1) Aim phone at face. Step 2) Hit the camera button on the phone so that a picture is taken. Step 3) Upload the picture to whatever free hosting service the kids are using nowadays. (Probably Instagram?) Step 4) Include the link to the picture in your post. Watch Sparkbomb work its magic and turn the link into said picture. Step 5) Hit the Submit Reply button. Step 6) ??? Step 7) Profit.
  49. 1 point
    InuyashaOhki

    Werewolf Signups - Inu's Lab

    Regarding the caveat - just make sure to put in your power use and vote early. You can change them at any time, so it won't hurt to put them in Friday so you don't miss the Saturday deadline. Regarding new players - On top of what you do in regular games, you have to remember a posting requirement, decide whether to set your wariness defensively or offensively, and decide if you want to use your power badly enough to give hints of what species you are the next day. A new player who doesn't mind making several decisions should be able to manage, but someone nervous about the game would be at a disadvantage. Test modeling suggests fortune does indeed favor the bold.
  50. 1 point
    I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I didn't recognize Heinlein's name or any of his work. Though I'm not familiar with classic science fiction, I've read enough of Orson Scott Card's discussions on the subject that I'm disappointed I didn't at least recognize Heinlein's name (in the way that I would recognize Asimov or Clarke). I'm likewise disappointed that my business background and preference to know the origin of sayings and such left me equally unaware of TANSTAFL's source. All that said, well done in helping a deserving author get this particular bit of recognition.