Lit CAD BANE IS DUROS (BUT ACKBAR IS WATCHING) - The Lit Forum Social Thread, v2.0

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  1. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    This was my first time playing, after hearing for years how wonderful it was and being endlessly jealous I didn't have a group to play with.

    I got to pick characters first, so I picked Roslin. Being President had a nice ring to it -- and I liked that the President's power is to draw from a special deck of Quorum cards. I made some joke about designating my successor, but then the first deck of Quorum cards I got let me designate my successor; which disabled the mechanism that allowed other players to drive me out of power.

    Admiral Adama early on got a card that meant she demanded my resignation, or I went to the brig. So I went to the brig instead. The other players were not inclined to help me out since they felt that if I really cared about the fleet, I'd have given the presidency away so I could continue being a productive character -- but I wasn't about to let the admiral and president be the same person.

    No dictatorships here! I eventually convinced another player to help me get out, promptly discovered the admiral was a Cylon but couldn't get the other players to believe me, resisted several other attempts to force me to resign (again earning the ire of the players for causing resource losses -- but I considered democratic process more important!). Then I got a Quorum card that let me support a mutiny and appoint a player of my choice as admiral, but I didn't appoint myself because -- again -- constitutional principles! Then I got a card that let me jail Adama.

    Now the whole time I was doing all of this, everyone else was like... shooting cylons and repairing the ship and stuff, while I stayed on Colonial One -- the same square the entire game -- only racking up Quorum cards. This annoyed the other players who called me a useless politician, but Quorum cards are useful and I'm the only one that could get them!

    The machinery of good government must continue, even in times of war! And so I managed to hold my presidency the entire game, and did nothing but presidential things the entire time except for one time that I was in the brig.

    Man, what an awesome game.
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  3. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Isn't that the game where any of the players can be a traitor? I've always wanted to try that.
  4. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Yep! That's what makes the game really intense -- luckily we only had one Cylon, and I spotted her early due to a card. I had suspected she was one, but it might also just have been her usual disagreeableness since we don't agree on anything and she might've just wanted the power for herself. That's the great part about the psychological warfare of the game: you can never tell if someone is beign deceitful or not.

    Except if I were a cylon I'd have serious issues because I don't like being a bad guy. Except I almost never am -- I am never the mafia in Mafia, but people always think I am because I refuse to make big speeches defending myself. :p
  5. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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  6. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Other guy. I can't believe you don't watch Mythbusters. It is hands down the greatest show for geeks and nerds that was ever created.
  7. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    And very available online.
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  8. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    So I just beat a pacifist playthrough of Deus Ex: Human Revolution on the hardest difficulty. Yeah, I'm kind of awesome.
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  9. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Yeah but the problem is that everybody likes it and talks about it...
  10. Lugija Force Ghost

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    You should watch this one show. No, I won't say its name, that way you just might see it. But it's great. You are really missing out.
  11. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Stop being such a hipster.
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  12. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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  13. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    Naturally, because it's a popular term that people talk about.
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  14. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    They're pretty new, you probably haven't heard of them yet.
  15. Blithe Force Ghost

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    And a little crazy. :p
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  16. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Well, the difficulty level is pretty much irrelevant when you're stealthing a pacifist run, so...

    :p
  17. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Don't belittle his accomplishment, you meanie mean pants.
  18. GrandAdmiralJello Community and Lit moderator person

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    Yeah, belittle Uli's accomplishments instead!
  19. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Well, there have to be accomplishments to belittle.
  20. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm test-driving a new avi. Not sure how I feel about it, but it's more gender appropriate - might lead to less misunderstandings.

    But I really like that Han on Hoth one. [face_dunno]
  21. JackG Force Ghost

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    **** gender profiling; make your avatar whatever you want it to be.
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  22. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Yeah Jack also has a Girl as Avatar and is a guy. [face_whistling]
  23. JackG Force Ghost

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    I commend you on your choices, Gorefiend -- Hutts are hermaphrodites.
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  24. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    I know no need for gender appropriate :)
  25. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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