Discussion Game ideas and suggestions

Discussion in 'Forum Wide Games' started by Schteve, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Schteve

    Schteve Timothy Dolan is so straight Premium Member

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    I want to gather suggestions for games anyone might have that we can run in the future. Any that look fun and promising we can try out, even if you don't have all the details yourself.

    I also want to know which games we've done in the past that you like and want to see more of, and which you think were awful and should never happen again.
     
  2. Inlé_rah

    Inlé_rah i can has shrubbery? Moderator Premium Member

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    This might be a bit too much like mod tag but perhaps a Scavenger Hunt? (responses PMed)

    Provided that at least some items could be designed so that a forum search does not render the entire exercise pointless...

    Eg:
    A post in which someone bolds letters to spell out something.
    A post where a mod uses fake vB code.
    A post with a classical allusion.
     
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  3. Vamp

    Vamp Veteran Member Premium Member

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    Forum Feud 2

    GW Murder Mystery

    700 WOLF GAEMZ A DAY
     
  4. Cpezo

    Cpezo I want my colored CT back Premium Member

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    I'd like to try out wolf with a bunch of people. Since I've never got to play it with everyone.

    Forum Fued was kinda fun too.

    Assassin seems pretty cool but I never got ot play that either.
     
  5. Schteve

    Schteve Timothy Dolan is so straight Premium Member

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    Things like Wolf and Assasin are staples that should be around at least once a year. In fact, Wolf is the next game we have scheduled once Trivia ends.



    I like.

    I think this might've been passed around a while ago among FWG people, just no one got around to do it. I will look into generating a list of such items.



    How might that work?
     
  6. shortkut

    shortkut idea man Moderator Premium Member

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    we kill someone and we have to guess who it is based on lack of activity on that account
     
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  7. Mike^2

    Mike^2 A New Dimension of Mike! Moderator Premium Member

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    Forum Feud 2! And I'm definitely in for a forum wide wolf game.
     
  8. Beha

    Beha Who Wants a Hug? Premium Member

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    This but including things from the main site as well, to actually get people to check things outside of the forums for a change.
     
  9. Vamp

    Vamp Veteran Member Premium Member

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    Haven't thought about that part.
     
  10. Steven

    Steven I Enable People Premium Member

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    I volunteer you
     
  11. Schteve

    Schteve Timothy Dolan is so straight Premium Member

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    Another great idea.



    Haha. Well if it really is an earnest suggestion, just throw some brainstorming ideas out.

    An example could be that we pretend that Apollo dies, and based on posts he has made in the weeks up to that point, supplemented by clues the host throws out, members have to gather which moderator stabbed him.
     
  12. Steven

    Steven I Enable People Premium Member

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    Should it really be reduced to moderators only, if it's done that way?
     
  13. Constantine

    Constantine Veteran Member Premium Member

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    I tried to run a murder mystery game a while back. I'll dig the post out and post it up to see whether you want some bits from it...

    exactly as it was when i ran it:


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    Lads and Ladies, welcome to the Murder Mystery Game!

    A Murder Mystery game involves the scenario that someone's been murdered, and the killer is among you! Your job is to find and catch the murderer before he escapes! You have two days!

    Day 1. Everyone has motive and means to murder the deceased. Everyone must discuss amongst themselves and try to figure out the murderer.

    Day 2. Everyone gets clues that will point to the murderer. You must discuss and decide who the murderer is. Send your vote via PM to me.

    I'll tell you if the majority voted the murderer or not. Although, if you did not pick the murderer, you'll never know who it was.


    Participants (Minimum of 6)
    [names]



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    (Each day will last in excess of 24hrs, possibly until when ever the hell i feel like day 2. Or, if you've discussed stuff enough.)


    Code:

    Code:
    Case File: 02432
    Date: 21/2/2009
    Subject: Murder
    Victim: Roger Morranzo

    Story

    It was a cold morning. The leaves on the trees hung still in the winter air, and the drifts of snow rolled gracefully across the hillside. It was a good Birthday party indeed. The host was celebrating wildly, drunk up to his eye balls as usual, but having a good time none the less. All the host's closest of friends were invited to stay the night in his mansion. And considering the occasion, the amount of beverage that would be consumed, and the distance from the nearest town, they elected to stay.

    As the first rays of sunlight began to flood in through the windows, the guests started to stir...


    [IT IS AT THIS POINT YOU CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER AND ROLE PLAY YOUR ASSES OUT OF BED AND INTO THE KITCHEN MMKAY]


    There was...

    Amanda Watford, a young beautiful budding novelist from New England, with a slightly eccentric nature.

    Barbara Manstein, an attractive middle aged woman, renowned for her sharp tongue and man eating.

    Senior Fernadez, an older gentleman from Portugal, with the gentlest of accents and the smoothest of words, and the libido of a viagra pill.

    Melanie Boffet, the host's assistant at work. Over the years, they had grown close, and she was now a valued friend of his, with a cold heart and a short temper.

    Frank B. Bottemby, a young lad, whom the Host had taken under his wing to take into the business of law. Although his opinions highly differed from the Host's and he made it clear; they were extremely close.

    George Cannonbury, a wealthy business man from southern Oxfordshire with a taste for money and a taste for wine, although he usually can't hold either.

    Elizabeth Cannonbury, wife of George, and much like him, she has a taste for money, but unlike George, she had a taste for men also.


    ... So as the fourth wall caved in, the RPers arose and chose their characters...



    [GAME STARTS: GENERAL INTRO RPS]

    :: narrator post

    As the guests milled around the kitchen, a shrill scream rang out from the lounge! The guests rushed in to find the maid, who comes in to clean in the mornings, bent over the corpse of the Host, crying madly. The man was lying on his back, a glass of wine in his hand, and a steak knife sticking out of his chest.

    A hush fell over the crowd of people, and whispers moved about. Murder, it seemed. Quickly, everyone realised and moved toward the security room. They all crouched over the screens as the guests spooled through the security tapes, which showed no one leaving or entering the premises all night.

    As the tapes for the Lounge came about, it showed the host milling around, a glass of wine in his hand. He turned to look at the doorway, then the screen went dark for a few moments. When the picture reeapeared, the Host was lying on his back with a knife in his chest. The guests murmured to eachother. It was apparent the killer was among them.

    A phone call later, an ambulance was en route. Although, the police were not. They had arrested an entire gang and would be processing them for days. They had advised the guests to sit-tight. Do not leave the house until they arrive, and watch their backs.

    To aid the guests in their internal investigation, they were sent a set of files with profiles of all the guests, so they may try and single out the killer...



    [Profiles will come when i've typed them. The Killer knows who they are. Start discussing stuff while i write these up]

    Amanda Watford, a young beautiful budding novelist from New England, with a slightly eccentric nature.

    She is known for her joking nature, and her vivid imagination. When writing her Murder/Thriller books, she is often known to put herself in the mind of her characters. Her current project involves someone getting stabbed. She is proud of her work and takes every opportunity to tell people what her projects involve.


    Barbara Manstein, an attractive middle aged woman, renowned for her sharp tongue and man eating.

    When she was younger, she got married. Her husband left her for an even younger woman, taking half of her wealth, and breaking her heart. She very much dislikes love and men in general. Although she loves what men sometimes do, and so she never keeps it anything more than 'briefly casual'. She's been known to push men away and attack them when they try to get too close.


    Senior Fernadez, an older gentleman from Portugal, with the gentlest of accents and the smoothest of words, and the libido of a viagra pill.

    He takes a pride in his appearance, and cooking. He enjoys the sweet sweet aromas of herbs, spices, and even meat. His barbecuing skills are well known. He once won a prize for the carving of pig in under a minute, with just a steak knife and a fork.


    Melanie Boffet, the host's assistant at work. Over the years, they had grown close, and she was now a valued friend of his, with a cold heart and a short temper.

    Melanie is a petite woman. She suffers from Napoleon Syndrome, and tries to make up for it by being assertive, and sometimes temperamental. For a while now, she has known that the host has had a soft spot for her, but she vowed to keep it strictly professional. The host did not agree, and so there seemed to be a certain coldness between them.


    Frank B. Bottemby, a young lad, whom the Host had taken under his wing to take into the business of law. Although his opinions highly differed from the Host's and he made it clear; they were extremely close.

    Frank is a smart lad. He knows his rights, and he knows his way around the world. Once finished with school, it was predicted that he would become a fantastic man of law. Frank very much enjoys this dream, and was rather irate when he found out that his mentor (the Host), was going to steal his thunder, and keep him as an asset to make money out of 'renting', so to speak, to the highest bidder. Frank didn't want to be a tool. Who does?


    George Cannonbury, a wealthy business man from southern Oxfordshire with a taste for money and a taste for wine, although he usually can't hold either.

    George likes money, and he likes holding on to his money. He was supposedly supposed to inherit the Host's large mansion when the Host emigrated to Guatamala. It was even written in stone, supposedly. Although George was outraged when he heard that the Host intended to sell his mansion to the highest bidder instead.


    Elizabeth Cannonbury, wife of George, and much like him, she has a taste for money, but unlike George, she had a taste for men also.

    Elizabeth loves her husband dearly, although, because he is getting on, she sometimes may need other men to... well, yunno . Apparently, there was a rumour going round that she had slept with the Host recently.
    After discovering that the Host would not leave them the mansion, she was outraged. The host told her to calm herself, lest he slip up and mention that they were... well, yunno .


    ~~~~~~~~~~

    You guys is smart. Start discussing leads. At the start of Day 2, you'll receive clues. but for now, the profiles should do for some active suspicion.







    ~~~~~~~~~~~



    All that is from several posts, it's all slap dash, but its there. Here are the separate original posts in order:

    http://www.forums.gamewinners.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8117762&postcount=1
    http://www.forums.gamewinners.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8119010&postcount=14
    http://www.forums.gamewinners.com/forums/showpost.php?p=8122905&postcount=31

    That was the generality of what i ran. incidentally, it died from lack of activity.
     
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  14. Schteve

    Schteve Timothy Dolan is so straight Premium Member

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    Do you want to sift through thousands of members, a list of which isn't even available to everyone? :tease:

    Besides, I said that's an example!
     
  15. @GameWhiners

    @GameWhiners Registered User

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    I had an epiphany.
    Link some of the contests with the Twitter account. Have Twitter followers #FF the GameWinnerscom account (or the much cooler un-official account) to enter. The #FF tag is for 'Follow Friday'. For those who don't know Fridays many twatters post a handful of accounts that they follow to share with their own followers. This would be a way to attract more of our own members to the Twitter account and get them to complete the circle back to GW. Plus they would be entered into a drawing and somebody would win something.
     
  16. AmphidorasRayne

    AmphidorasRayne Now a shiny new Government graduate Premium Member

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    You know I always had an idea for a forums wide community Rp type thing. I think i may have posted something like this before but I never get any responses for if its viable or not.
     
  17. Operative #19

    Operative #19 Kept ya waiting, huh? Premium Member

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    I want a new forum wide DnD game.
     
  18. Schteve

    Schteve Timothy Dolan is so straight Premium Member

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    Is that what mara ran once?
     
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    Operative #19 Kept ya waiting, huh? Premium Member

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  20. Schteve

    Schteve Timothy Dolan is so straight Premium Member

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    If you can find someone to run it, be my guest. I will decline that one. :tease:
     
  21. The Flame

    The Flame Nyeh Squidward? Moderator Premium Member

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    Anyone willing to run a new Forum Feud or TV/Movie Screencaps game? I'd mention Assassin, but I'm guessing there wouldn't be enough people/activity for that.