Modly Notes and Announcements

Welcome to Battle School Mafia! This is the thread to check for modly announcements, so we thought it would be a good idea to tell you who the mods are! Mai, Roz, and I are running this game. You’ll want to send questions, SKIDS, and other relevant communications to the three of us. ALL THREE OF US – especially SKIDS.

To those of you who are already familiar with Battle School and the Enderverse at large, we want to assure you that we, as fans of the books, aim to use the world Orson Scott Card created to play a fun and engaging game. We will be throwing out plenty of bones to the fans of the story. That said, we are obviously taking quite a few liberties here – we’re reasonably certain Battle School, while at times brutal, never had a rash of killings quite like this. Our mafia storyline (which you can start reading here) is a prequel to Ender’s arrival, though you will see brief appearances from some of the older kids that Ender later encountered. You will also hear from Graff, Dap, and Dimak at the very least, and possibly other adults as well. You ‘super fans’ of the books might also recognize the name Pinual, though he was only mentioned once by name. We’ll be borrowing him for the purposes of the plot, as our ‘throwaway’ character.

To new and old readers alike, we have opened up the floor for cannon discussion of the books here – spoilers and no spoilers. So jump in and start commenting!

To those of you who haven’t read the books – why not!?!?! Ender’s Game is one of our most heavily recommended books and widely available (you can most likely get a copy from your local library, free!). You have a couple weeks before sign ups for the game close – why not give it a try? If, however, you have no intention of delving into the Enderverse, wiki has an excellent summary of the story along with a number of other details on characters and settings here.

A note on the schedule – our start date will be August 29th, at which time we will kill the throwaway character. We will have a vote the following night, which will close at 11:00 PM EST. After that, SKIDS will be due, and the cycle will begin again, with one round taking place every two days. We will post here to remind people to vote and to announce any schedule changes, so if you’re confused about what you’re supposed to do when, check here.

That’s it for now!

Quelin 16 years ago
What is the whole voting and SKIDS thing? Is it like the battle or dueling art where you have a versus one character agasinst another?
ROzbeans 16 years ago
What is the whole voting and SKIDS thing? Is it like the battle or dueling art where you have a versus one character agasinst another?

Read this for all the answers
Mai 16 years ago
Quelin, if you still have questions then please let us know. I'm sure it will all become clear after a round or so of the game but if you'd like to know anything else before then we're more than happy to explain.
Verileah 16 years ago
Okee, we still need a few more folks to get this game kicked off - sign ups are extended 'til the fourth of September. Everyone who wants to play, please have your characters ready to go by September 4 so we can start killing on September 5th!

Thank you!
Verileah 16 years ago
Everyone should have their role. If you signed up, but did not receive a role via PM, please let us know.

Roles were distributed randomly, btw. Anyone could be anything, regardless of past roles or what they have written in their bio.

First scene will be up tonight, with the first lynch closing tomorrow at 11:00 PM EST.
ROzbeans 16 years ago
Email sent to Battle School mafia players -

Welcome our little soldiers! This is a specialized usergroup created just for you - pretty much so we can spam reminders to vote and submit SKIDS. You will notice a change in this Mafia game with how SKIDS are submitted and kills/lynches are posted.

We've created special accounts specifically for particular kills. All SKIDS will be submitted to GOD. Yes, we are original and funny. =) It is imperative that SKIDS only be submitted to this account. Late SKIDS will result in a blanket party and for those of you that do not know what that is - what a nice surprise THAT will be!

Any questions or PMs can be submitted to GOD and don't forget to vote nightly, no later than 11pm EST. That's 7pm alaska time, 8pm pacific and ect and so forth.

Good luck!
God 16 years ago
Hi there.
Jetamio 16 years ago
4am my time!
ROzbeans 16 years ago
Oh that kinda sucks. =x
SnowDragon 16 years ago
Well God since you are new to TAC I figured I would say welcome.
Verileah 16 years ago
Please send your SKIDS to GOD as soon as possible!
ROzbeans 16 years ago
Wanted to thank everyone for submitting their SKIDS to GOD in a timely manner. The first Mafia Hit is up! The Serial Kill will be SUNDAY and the kills will be posted as follows:

Lynch and Mafia - 1 day
Serial Kill - Next Day

...Until the SK is killed off or we are down to 10 people; this will provide for lengthy and violate game! The kills will come faster when the numbers are smaller. Congrats on an exciting first day!

~ Mafia Mods
lemmy101 16 years ago
Hey Roz, not sure I follow this 1 day next day thing...

So when's next voting? After the SK tomorrow?


Sun, SK
Mon, Lynch then Mafia,
Tue, SK

Verileah 16 years ago
A round consists of two real life days.

Real Life Day 1 - AM - Round X Mafia Hit
Real Life Day 2 - AM - Round X Serial Kill
PM - Round X Lynch

This is to 1. Give sufficient time to the players to discuss both the mafia and the serial kill and 2. Give the mods enough time to write the scenes.

Once we get down to 10 players or the serial killer dies (whichever happens first), we'll start holding lynches every real life day.
ROzbeans 16 years ago
Yeah billie 'splained it better.
Blackrabbit 16 years ago
A note from the Mods...

They are apparently all in various forms of AFK but as soon as someone gets home to post the lynch, they will do so. I was asked to post here and let y'all know!
Verileah 16 years ago
'sall good