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Topic: Forum Games / SPITFLY 2 - Round 2

I’m signing hesitantly.
Slightly worried about spite plays(among other things), but not too many of the same players as last time.

Also I’m butthurt about not winning the last one still.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / HOMESCHOOL [Writing Competition] ~ Round 1: Short Stories

This is just like the last writing competition!

No offense.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / HOMESCHOOL [Writing Competition] ~ Round 1: Short Stories

Better Version (A tasteless comedy of sorts that probably will put me on a watchlist)

Ryan Talhad, born Ryan Moore, was a hopeful murderer. That is not to say that he was a hopeful person. In fact, he was perhaps one of the most cynical people he had ever met. But he did have some hope. He hoped to be a murderer. It was, in a way, his life’s goal for the past year or so. He would murder the evil in this world, and leave it a better version for it.

Ryan, born in the upper class of the northern United States, had seen the scourge of humanity for himself. He had been in contact with royals and upper crust members from across the planet from the day he was born, and knew exactly how bad everyone was. There was no choice in his eyes than to deliver some kind of shocking message to the world in order to combat this evil. He had seen, over his long and eye-opening 17 years, exactly what those with power do with it. And it was bad, probably, for the most part, in some people’s hands.

Now, Ryan knew that the powerful were horrible. And who was the most powerful person that he had heard of? The President of his own country. If evil stemmed from somewhere, it very clearly stemmed from the top. This meant that he had no choice but to cut off the top. That is, to say, he knew that he had to kill the President. This, however, brought along a few issues that he had been addressing over the last few months.

For starters, he had no combat experience, driving experience, experience with terrorism, so on and so forth. He had never carried a gun in his life, and was not sure of where to get one. A gun store? Probably. He just needed some bullets or something, and he probably didn’t need to shoot for the most part, just look intimidating to make sure people didn’t get in the way. So this issue was solved, sort of.

But he still needed to kill the president. If he couldn’t shoot, what could he do? A metal weapon would require him to get too close. The president had some kind of guard, there was no way he’d get that close. But what if he could kill them too? Ryan thought of ways he could kill a bunch of people at once. Explosives? Same problem as the gun. Chemical weapons? Ryan had failed out of high school, so chemistry was a little beyond him. That was when he thought of the perfect idea. He would run over the president.

People couldn’t stop cars. But they might be able to shoot the windows, killing Ryan before he could carry out his mission. Clearly, his sport cars could not work for this situation. No, he needed a van. An armored van. That way, nobody could stop him. But he needed to find out where to get one. He didn’t know any car dealerships that provided armored vans. His father had once bought a tank, but his father was a bad man, probably. He had been caught cheating several times, and had a severe gambling addiction. Who knew what kinds of things a gambler like him would be caught up in? No, he could not trust his father on this one.

Ryan had money. But he could not buy a van. But what if he could take a van from somewhere? Ryan quickly paid a bunch of people to find armored vans from him. This led him to some shady dealers who sold vans, but they seemed like bad people, so Ryan avoided them. Instead, he opted to take a van that would probably have enough gas to allow him to drive into the white house gates and run over the president. Ryan would steal a treasury van.

Now, from the movies, he knew that a treasury van that had money in it would be heavily guarded. But Ryan did not need the money. So he would target the van after the money was gone, and thus it would not be as guarded. Ryan thought of how to stop the vans. He decided that since it would probably be driving on some empty road, he could use an explosive at least once. He just needed it to stop, so getting it somewhere in the general vicinity should be good.

With that it was settled. Ryan knew his plan. Knowing that getting stuff from a gun store might end up with people knocking on his door, Ryan decided that the only course of action would be to buy one off of one of the servants in the house. As poor people, they must have weapons to better protect themselves, he thought.

The servants did not have any guns, or at least tell him about them. Which was reasonable, since as a person of power, Ryan was not to be trusted. So in the end, Ryan was forced to buy a gun and some grenades off of some random site he found. It was expensive, but Ryan did not need the money.

And so it was set. Ryan received a parcel in 5 business days, with a gun and grenades packed with packing peanuts for safety. Ryan specifically asked the weapons be shipped this way, because he knew that if the contents were scratched, who knows what might happen. He decided to wait until the opportune time, keeping his weapons safe by tucking the gun in his pants and tying the grenades to himself with string.

Ryan knew that the van would be passing a specific area. It was taking a strange route to an unknown location, but because of that it was going to be easy to get to. Ryan waited outside a coffee shop stationed on the route and waited. As the van came by Ryan pulled out one of his grenades from under his coat and threw it.

As Ryan threw the grenade, he stumbled on a chair leg. The grenade took a very high arc, and the drivers saw it coming from up above. Quickly, they tried to turn away from it, but they succeeded only in blocking the rest of traffic from the blast. As the grenade went off, the passenger side was blown into along with one of the front wheels. The driver immediately came out with a pistol in hand.

Ryan knew this was the moment. He quickly reached deep into his pants to pull his own gun out, and tried to shoot. It wasn’t going off. Ryan fiddled with the gun, trying to see what it would take to make it work, when the driver approaching him fired a round right next to Ryan’s feet. This startled Ryan, so much that Ryan dropped the gun in his hands in surprise. The gun, being neither reliable nor safe, hit the ground, firing off the bullet that was left in the chamber. This was the only bullet in the gun, as Ryan had forgotten to load a magazine in. This one bullet pierced the head of the driver, killing him instantly.

It was at this time that Ryan realized the flaw in his plan. By throwing a grenade at the van, he had damaged it beyond the point of driving. He could not proceed with the plan. Ryan decided that now that he had been caught with weapons and could not go with the plan, he would carry out his last stand in the back of the van.

Quickly trying to figure out a way into the back of the van, Ryan did not notice the half dead passenger who had crawled from the passenger seat until he was right next to him. Panicking once again, Ryan attempted to throw another grenade at the man, no longer having his gun on him. However, the actual grenade was stuck on the pouches he was wearing, and he only succeeded in removing the pin. The two of them blew up, causing major damage to the road that would take very long to repair.

Later, the police arrived and discovered that the van had been holding a number of missing children. Due to the driver not carrying it with him, they also managed to find no small amount of evidence against a child slavery ring that had been evading them for a long time. Identifiable only through videos and pictures taken of the event, Ryan Talhad became known as a vigilante who had sacrificed his life to save those children taken into slavery.

And so it happened that Ryan Talhad, born Ryan Moore, member of the upper crust of the northern United States, hopeful and eventual murderer, became the martyr of a new human rights campaign, along with several others and had a street named after him, due to his botched attempt on committing an act of terrorism. It could be said that he did, indeed, leave the world a better version of itself.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Finals!]


 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Finals!]

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Finals!]



 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Finals!]

If we could get all the people better than me to join and make sure I don’t accidentally end up in the fire division that would be wonderful.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Finals!]

how do i play games

edety: !?!@##?!!!?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

I reconfirm my previous statements.

And yeah, everyone except back900 and bl00dy was a deliberate elimination. Back900 was the only elimination that wasn’t planned for. If you went out at the beginning, it was because somebody wanted you out.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

You know, it’s the first one of these I’m not too sure of who the winner will be.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

Well if I win, then yes it was. I mean, all the effort in the world for second place doesn’t really mean anything. If I had ridden your coattails to final two, that would have been a guaranteed loss for me, since you had done more. Getting there with less effort wouldn’t have meant anything.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

I wrote a lot but I’m hyped up on coffee and shit so that’s actually a really small amount of words considering that fact.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

@MNIN
I think I deserve the win because I kept the game under control almost the entire time. I used my contacts so that I had enough information to know how the outcome was going to look in general, and made sure I got the outcomes I needed. My closest thing to a slip up was when I tied with bl00dy, but I felt it was an acceptable risk to make sure best didn’t go out before kadleon which would have left me a dead man. I kept in control and used my assets to keep people from getting me out. The main reason uzzbuzz is still here is because as far as I knew nobody else had his vote, which meant nobody would be using him against me. I had a good view of the situation from the beginning, using my Round 2 alliance with Kadleon to the fullest, and through the alliance I ended up getting when I convinced BestMte to rejoin the game (This was actually a bad decision at the time, although it worked out. I tried to bring him back because I believe quitting is the worst thing to do in these types of games, and I had no idea he would end up allying with me) kept me further on top. Since Best stayed with me until the end, I ended up getting a deal for final two from him and I brought uzzbuzz because as far as I knew he never had any plans against me.

@Bl00dy
Boneless breaded wings, preferably in some type of really spicy dip. I love wings.
Jalepenos on nearly anything else runs a close second.

@kadleon
I think I deserve to win because it was through my effort I got here. Uzz kinda got a free pass since nobody including me really aimed for him. Even when he got immunity it was because me and you decided it was for the best for him to get it, or me and best decided it would help me reach final two. I downplayed my involvement and played up my usefulness at every turn, and even though there were several people who didn’t trust me or didn’t want me in the game, they never launched a full effort into getting me out. I worked against some people and lost some allies, but there could only be so many people in the game at a time. Although you’d probably get most of the credit if you were up here, me and you took out all the team leaders as we thought they needed to be taken out, except for Best, who I wanted in. My efforts outdid the effects of defectors, secret alliances I didn’t know about, and votes I didn’t know, I made sure the people who were in the game were the people I WANTED in the game. People who could hurt me or people who I was worried about went out one by one. I had a grip on this game that may not have been made of iron, but it definitely was strong enough to get me here with the secondary candidate of my choosing.
Favorite animal is the red-tailed hawk
@S98
a)
Info collection. I traded info around with everybody and used what I knew to make sure people didn’t view me as an immediate threat but rather a reliant information source. I knew how games would go down, I told people how they were going, and when I told the right people the results changed. Every time there was a risk I used somebody else as collateral and kept myself out of the picture. The only time I was at risk was because I was being targeted in the first place, and I got out of there completely safe and in a better position. I had a side alliance with most people who I felt were in power at the time, and I got rid of anybody I didn’t know the allegiance of at the end, because if they weren’t on my alliance, they were a danger. I think I ended up being closer to Best than to Kadleon, but I wouldn’t say that there’s no chance the two of them don’t hate me right now.
b) I had some of my close allies done in when I couldn’t control the votes completely. Adv0 was an acceptable risk, because he wasn’t listening to me, but I regret losing BC since I at least knew BC was reasonable when it came to the game. If I hadn’t had lost BC, I probably would have brought him all this way. I don’t know if I would have targeted uzz, but uzz being nonresponsive was a large problem when it came to this game, as he was entirely unreliable, although I convinced most people he was under my grip completely, leaving him fairly stranded.
c) I think uzz might have used me, but I only wanted uzz here because his lone wolf policies were something I thought would make it easier to win. He never betrayed me, so I never had a reason to change my plans of taking him to finals. I’m not sure I could have gotten a real use out of uzz, he had some alliances but not many, and he never seemed to know what was going on. Although we talked maybe once or twice before every round, so idk, it’s not like we were trading information all that much.

And also, do you like plants?
I mean, they’re pretty plantiful, and plantifully pretty. I dislike those with thorns or other things that hurt me.

All in all, I think even though I was a bit higher profile than I would have liked, I got here due to my efforts, and until the end, my efforts alone. I’m worried that I’ll lose because I pissed people off, but I feel like I had one of the largest impacts on how this game went, under Kadleon and above Best in terms of how large. If you vote against me due to a grudge(this may or may not be directed at Kadleon), I’d like to tell you that the point of this game is to make it to the end. I played in the way that would get me personally here. I put effort into making sure I stand at final two. Please choose what gameplay you think deserves the win, although I hope you choose mine. Uzz was certainly the more honest candidate, although not completely trustworthy. But I feel like I did more to get this win than he did. I kept my alliances for the most part until the end, and I only gave them up out of necessity. With the exception of S98, all of the final 6 were my allies, and the only allies I lost beforehand were adv0 and BC.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

First question is from me to the jury

You got any plans atm for spitfly?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

Eliminate Best,
Take uzzbuzz to the final
(I guess I should PM this but it’s not like everyone wouldn’t know my vote)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

row

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

Row immunity

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

Immunity absolutely HAS to be given to a row or column?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

It’s not like we could do much with how the tribes got swapped. We lost one pre-merge game, and that was on purpose.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

Please send in your votes for SilentSand! (other votes need not be sent)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

@Wii

No, I don’t. Nobody just got the bad luck of the draw (except a little AN). The closest would be Kad, but he screwed himself over in the beginning. Wii, you took a gamble and lost on it. Race couldn’t put in enough time. I feel like the people who got here were the people who deserved to win this time around.

Yeah, I learned that sometimes games go on a long time and you win them by sticking around. Not a real offense though, but the game this time ended up so tame I feel like my opponents gave up when they couldn’t get a win in. Some of them, anyways

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

Honestly, I’d love to form an alliance with Wii and Race, because I feel like we could outwit the rest of the players and keep others from even realizing we were on the same team. On the other side of that, though, I don’t that alliance could ever last, since we’d inevitably try to betray each other to make sure we were on top.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

@Best

It’s not that I didn’t believe it could work, it’s just that I didn’t fully trust the players involved. You admittedly did nothing to gain my distrust, but very few people who plan to backstab do. When swap was going on, a conversation I had with dark basically went like this.

“Yes, he’s saying he’ll sacrifice himself, but that could just be a way to make sure we carry him, a complete lie. I don’t think he’s really that honest.”

And while you were, I certainly didn’t have any reason to believe it when I was talking with race, and I knew from experience a back up plan is good to have. I followed along with your plan for the most part, but since my dealing with race stemmed from the fact I was worried you would plot behind me, I thought it best that you didn’t know, since that would only cause you to plot better.

Backstabbing an honest person? Maybe, maybe not. It all depends on what would be the right decision. Not backstabbing somebody when faced with certain loss would be a ludicrous way to play, regardless of how you chose to do things. I didn’t have any intention of backstabbing you if you were telling the truth, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get screwed over in case you weren’t. If I had wanted to backstab genuinely, right after merge would have been perfect. But I didn’t. I stayed with you till the end. I genuinely do not believe that honesty is the best policy, but I did believe that the honest alliance could win this one. I followed your playstyle to a point. We got to merge like that because we both had some things going on, and I did my best so that I didn’t have to leave anybody behind. If I was using you as a shield, I certainly wouldn’t have tried as hard. I mean, there’s a reason I didn’t want you to go to RI, and that’s because I didn’t want to leave my group behind. I even did my best to win past merge. If I thought you were a shield, why would I have done that?

Be angry at me if you feel like it’s right, but I did not betray you, nor attempt to sabotage the alliance like twisted did. What I did was take precautions in case you were a liar, or if I ended up in a bad spot, especially at swap. Yes, you weren’t a liar. No, that doesn’t mean that I could be sure of that from the start. I mean, shit, I completely trusted Wii, and look where that lead me last season. Your playstyle solved a lot of problems, sure, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any. And one is that if one member betrays the rest, the whole group is screwed. I made sure that wouldn’t be true.

I’m just saying that I know full well that honesty could have gotten us royally screwed, like if we hadn’t booted twisted, or if we ended up on different groups at swap. I didn’t betray you not because we were the majority, because that could have changed really easily, even at the end. I didn’t betray you because you ended up being honest. And I thought “As long as he’s honest, I’ll stay with him”. No, I didn’t think of you as a shield.

Any more questions? I understand that you’re mad and I understand why. No, you don’t need to pick better teammates, the ones you picked turned out just fine (except twisted). You just can’t expect us all to be hamuka and follow you blindly into the abyss. I’ll answer anything you ask truthfully (as long has it actually has to do with survivor, don’t ask what I ate for my last meal)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

@Wii
I’m not sure if close is the right word, but I definitely trusted him more than the rest of the players, including best, so there’s that. Not sure how it is the other way. Most of my trust with Dark came from our mutual distrust of Best and the fact neither of us really felt that his honesty policies would get us far(I think both of us knew that the entire thing was on shaky ground, and I’m well aware we got out in the end due to the way challenges went), though i guess we both stuck with it. As for why I should win over dark, I feel like I did a lot more, though that’s not saying much since I’m not sure if he did anything (not to be insulting, but the most I’m aware of dark doing things is uzz reaching out to him at the end, and some contact with AN). I organized things with most of our original tribe, I kept lines of communication with other players as best as I could and overall I feel like if things had gone differently at swap I would have stayed on top, due to me keeping up with the other members. I’m not sure what all dark did, especially when he hasn’t submitted a confession, but I know I did my best so that no matter how things went down, I had a chance, even if I got paired up against you and puzzle. I can’t say Dark didn’t do these things, but I know I did.

@race
First, I still dislike being called Best’s minion. I did not follow him blindly, I stuck with him because it worked the best for me. He wanted to keep up an appearance of an honest player, true or not, was good at challenges in the team stage, had an ally latched on more firmly than puzzle was to Wii, and I knew that he would be the first voted out if worst came to worst, since not being voted out might have even cause hamuka to turn. Secondly, not to be rude, but I feel just saying “let’s vote out race” at any stage would have led to you being voted out. You were in that bad of a position, and I definitely had that much control. You survived because I wanted you as an ally, and funiax was a snitch.

With that in mind, yeah, I was serious. I harbored severe doubt towards the way Best wanted things all the way till merge, and I wanted to make sure I had a backup plan and some power to fall back onto in case Best gave me a reason to distrust him completely. If things had ended differently at swap, I would definitely have tried to team with you in order to get some power. I know full well how complete trust can get somebody betrayed, although that might have been part of the reason I did my best to make sure I didn’t have to be in that position, so anybody who lectures about following best’s “honesty and loyalty policy” being a bad idea on paper should understand that I know full well how survivor works, and I’ve gone through the routine before. I mean, nobody teamed up against our original 4 of 8 in the original tribe for a reason, right? 4 against 4 could have changed a lot, especially with an idol

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

I guess I keep replacing twisted with funiax.

Well, keeping together and winning the challenges was something we were able to do. Would you have still said no winner had best been up here, or is that because you don’t believe in any of us? I got here by some luckiness at swap and hard work through challenges, making sure there wasn’t a moment where I was at a disadvantage. Is that not enough? I didn’t need to make big plays because I kept control of the game. It’s like expecting large shifts in power at the end of the last season. It was already under control.

@wii
If you had beaten woon, it would have been a roulette. Maybe you could have put the idol on who we voted for. Maybe the vote powers would have made all the difference. Honestly, I might have propped up race as a leader, and used him to get rid of best and you. Then I might have brought in a team consisting of Race/Me/Dark and maybe ham or sarothat. Since you were still a threat, this would have been really easy. And since you likely convinced race that best was the leader and me and race were on good terms, he would probably have agreed to vote out best and then you. Then Me and dark and maybe one other would undermine him and push him out at final five. Then it probably have ended in free for all at final four. That’s I see it maybe have going.