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OOC Boards / Re: S13 HIFL Predictions League
« on: July 02, 2020, 10:54:34 AM »
Vancouver Wolfpack at Dallas Mariachis   
Cleveland Mustangs at San Antonio Knights   
Kansas City Bruins at Charlotte Crowns
Louisville Woodpeckers at New Jersey Dragons
Lincoln Pride at Rapid City Inferno
St. Louis Stallions at Tucson Stars 
Michigan Monsters at St. Paul Lynx
Sydney Stingrays at Portland Brewers
Las Vegas Scorpions at Long Beach Mermen   
Pearl Harbor Predators at Amsterdam Adders 
Music City Kings at Miami Killer Whales
Cancun Kraken at Orlando Stampede   
Winnipeg Arctic Foxes at Alabama Nighthawks
Tottenham Bats at D.C. Cobras

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Game Over!)
« on: July 01, 2020, 09:06:39 PM »
I really wanna play another game because I was so bad

You weren't bad at all. You just got franchised.

Oh and I'm in again

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Game Over!)
« on: June 30, 2020, 06:49:48 AM »
Yeah that post Kirk quoted was my worst of the game. Desperation at that point. But yeah I didn't want voted because we kinda knew from the outset that getting to 2v2 was our only real path to winning with us both in corners.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Game Over!)
« on: June 29, 2020, 09:07:11 PM »
Well we both agreed that it sucked to be diagonal corners. Justin thought we could spin a lynch on Franchise day 2 and I sold the idea of how if we killed a middle piece that it would be easier to sell everyone on lynching someone other than a corner.

After that... and I kid you not... it was a coin flip and it landed on Talon lol

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Game Over!)
« on: June 29, 2020, 09:04:01 AM »
Justin is great to be on a scum team with too because his mafia game is pretty much the same style of posting regardless of his alignment.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Game Over!)
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:57:17 AM »
Lets "maybe" talk about how I had everyone but Kirk convinced I was town...gimme some credit. Thanks to being able to use math this was some of my best mafia play. Lol

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 3)
« on: June 27, 2020, 08:14:40 PM »
Get that shit out of here lol. It didn't work for Kirk yesterday it won't work for you today.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 3)
« on: June 27, 2020, 08:05:59 PM »
Let's save the spoilers for after the boss comes in and ends the game.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 3)
« on: June 27, 2020, 08:04:51 PM »
I want my

I want my

I want my MVP

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 3)
« on: June 27, 2020, 07:55:44 PM »

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 3)
« on: June 27, 2020, 04:34:32 PM »
Vote: Oldfield

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 3)
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:47:07 AM »
Ok I'm here. A lot of thoughts. Obviously the most forefront one is that we're fucked.

That Fosters lynch was very rushed and I would be shocked if both scum weren't on it. When I initially posted in day 2 about my theory behind the Talon kill and all the gameplay possibilities, I looked at middle players like Powers and Franchise at that time simply because my thought was that scum would survive if we did optimal gameplay killing corners.

Welp, that's exactly what happened. We killed corners, both scum are still alive. And next move is the end of the game. So meh.

Scum are probably Justin and Oldfield.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 2)
« on: June 25, 2020, 08:33:16 AM »
If for some reason this game is prolonged, Kirk I will vote Oldfield with you, and then on day 3 it would require a vote on either you or Justin and I will listen to a reasonable argument as to why it should be Justin knowing I would die that night.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 2)
« on: June 25, 2020, 08:23:57 AM »
Anyone can post until the moderator calls the lynch.

What happened overnight was shady as fuck by the way.

Doubt Fosters is scum but I am tired of this self voting shit happening in this game twice now. Maybe the mod won't count it.

If this in fact counts, then unless Kirk is scum its game over.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:58:55 PM »
I'm going to sleep now. Gonna let Franchise and the guys overseas chime in before I do anything else.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 24, 2020, 10:33:57 PM »
First off, its not obvious. I'm not scum. Lets just stop that. I'm playing a better town game than you if you remove your last 3 posts.

I need to rethink this.


The flaw in your strategy is obvious. You 100% assume Powers is scum when that's not for certain. And you are risking our lives in the game by voting Fosters, a player who you have not posted any kind of a scum read on.

So there are t scenarios here.

If you and Fosters are town, scum wins.

If you're scum, then the other scum member must really be insane because scum cannot win a 1v1 starting down that path because it guarantees town the tic tac toe, as does every other move but lynching Powers.

The only way voting Fosters is viable is scenario 3 which is that he's scum. Something I doubt. But I find it oddly peculiar that you're saying you're town and wanting to vote off someone else who is likely town. Like you believe its Powers and possibly every other player but yourself and Fosters.

I'm not motivated to follow you based on your tactics and the beliefs you've posted. I'm sure you'll follow this with DOUG IS SCUM HE DIDN'T DO WHAT I SAID. But to quote someone else in this thread, I don't play follow the leader.


Franchise, why is Fosters scum? Kirk surely can't say so. What is your reasoning?

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 24, 2020, 08:53:14 PM »
The fact that you think my vote is in reaction to yours is grasping at straws. Part of scum hunting is letting others post and analyzing it. I talked strategy and you piggybacked choosing a strategy that is most beneficial to you.

If the tic tac toe gameplay isnt that important to Kirk, he would have voted Powers the only player he has consistently scumread. You specifically say scum are protecting powers but you're doing exactly that yourself.

And stating the obvious in a game where some players  specifically said in posts that they're not accustomed to this isn't stating the obvious to them. You're a smart player but that tactic is a common scum tactic that i wouldn't think you'd use so loosely.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:42:44 PM »
I wanted to clarify this for myself. The wiki page doesn't specify what happens if town gets the 3 in a row and scum reach equal numbers at the same time. My assumption is that town wins. Researching one of the links provided to previous games on the open setup page Micro 115, It shows that town got a line on day 4 and that lynch only left 1 townie and 1 scum but town won the game because of the line.

I am confident town wins this game if we find just one scum between today's lynch or day 3's lynch.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:36:03 PM »
My gut reaction to the night kill was that scum were in the middle panels hoping for optimal tic-tac-toe play long enough to survive. Because regardless of the reasoning, scum really cannot score a line at all with that play barring some incredibly poor town play. A lynch on the corner where Kirk sits allows for a lynch of Oldfield or Justin day 3 for the dual tic-tac-toe option (scum would have to kill Fosters night 2 or its an auto-loss).

Yeah. I now believe this is best.

Vote: Kirk

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:58:25 PM »
While I've been providing options for us to go forth with, Kirk has been specific in trying to lead the town. It would not surprise me at all that he's trying to manipulate the game so that scum win on the 2-2 remaining scenario. If Franchise gets lynched, Oldfield gets killed, and both flip town, Kirk is protected day 3 because a lynch of myself or Fosters is the superior tic tac toe play. But then in that case if the scum team is Kirk and Powers they would win.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:54:05 PM »
So... everyone but yourself is who you're not sure of right? You haven't actually been convincing about anyone being scum other than Powers who isn't getting lynched. You think I'm scum because of a smart play that's actually a stupid play in terms of the game.

If we're going for a corner, Kirk is a better lynch imo. For me it's down to Kirk or Franchise.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 23, 2020, 11:03:51 PM »
I said that to start the day phase.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 23, 2020, 09:52:01 PM »
I haven't disagreed with any of that. I know that any move other than killing Powers wins. I was pointing out that the left corners leave less choice because we then have to defend against a mafia win on the right. We still win, but we would have to block them on the way to victory and that forces us to lynch certain people. Any non-Powers lynch is a win, but starting on the left reduces our scum hunting abililty. We should start with one of the four I mentioned. You keep forgetting to mention that we only win if we outnumber the mafia right to the end, so finding them needs to be at the forefront of our thinking even while we chase a win on the board.

I agree on some points. We can agree to disagree where to start. What upsets me in this post is that you think that I'm not focused on scum hunting at the forefront yet you can go back in this day phase when I specifically said I'm scum hunting because we know we can win the board.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 23, 2020, 09:27:23 AM »
Kirk seems to be ignoring what I said earlier...possibly on purpose?

Any move wins. It doesn't have to be a corner. I know that I die in a lot of corner night kill or day lynch scenarios if a corner goes and that's whatever so long as town wins. But all moves except Powers force a board win because of where scum played.

Corner Hypothetical: I get lynched today. Scum kills Justin at night. Then day 3 you can kill either Fosters or Franchise and it gives you two line possibilities. This same situation can be created by killing any corner.

Middle Hypothetical: Oldifeld gets lynched. Scum kills Franchise at night. Then day 3 you can kill Justin or Kirk and get two wins. This same situation can be created by lynching Franchise, scum kills Oldfield, and then myself or Fosters dies day 3.

We have 7 spots left on the board. 6 of the 7 lead to guaranteed board wins. Powers is the only bad lynch unless you really really really think he's scum. I'm not on board with lynching Powers.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 23, 2020, 07:41:15 AM »
@Kirk I appreciate the kindness but I wouldn't have literally abandoned one of the win-cons.

@Fosters - there's 2 scum. Its possible 1 busses the other. T-Bone was a part of a scum team that did that to get a win in this kind of game.

@Oldfield - all dead players regardless of affiliation are winners if their team wins.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 22, 2020, 08:27:24 PM »
Corner makes more sense under normal circumstances. But like I said earlier, EVERY move except Powers today we can optimally achieve a guaranteed tic tac toe by day 4. Scum cannot win the board facet of the game mathematically. It's simply a guessing game right now as to where they are. At this point I'm scum hunting before voting. Happy to hear you out more.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:29:12 PM »
Good. I don't want to play wall posts with you. You ignored optimal gameplay. I can either consider you scum or stubborn. Or both. It's my decision. IF you thought Pancho wouldn't die night 1 then you need to reconsider mafia priorities and i want to say that as little insulting as possible because it's not my intention.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 22, 2020, 01:16:38 PM »
Ok I'm back.

From a tic-tac-toe gameplay standpoint, scum has already lost. Since middle was taken, a corner at night would have been their best defense. There has to be a reason they didn't which I'll theorize on a little later. But my point here is that literally ANY move we make today except Powers, after their night kill, our day 3 lynch will give us two chances to win day 4 because we'll have 2 opportunities to connect 3 after day 3 ends...they block one at night, we win day 4. If you want me to lay this out in more detail I'm more than willing but please trust me from the game theory standpoint, as the tic tac toe plays out we are guaranteed a win.

Therefore, scum MUST be playing to their other win-con. Like the setup says, we can also win when we get rid of scum and they can win if they equal town in number.

So then where are the scum? It "could" be Powers but lynching him today is a bad move for tic tac toe. That doesn't mean we can't but it also eliminates the guaranteed win on the tic tac toe side because scum would most optimally kill either me or Kirk night 2 and it leads to a series of board blocks that makes the game unwinnable.

I'm open to ideas. If I vote right now I'd vote Franchise just based off yesterday and his unwillingness to take the center.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Night 1!!!!)
« on: June 22, 2020, 11:56:18 AM »
I've got more once I get my kid to bed but it would be an equal move from a board play (unless Powers is scum).

Also, before I talk more on this, any lynch we make forces scum to kill to block a tic tac toe except a Powers lynch. Lynch me today for example and scum have to kill Justin. it would be wise to think this one thru a bit. I have some gameplay thoughts later on when I have time.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 1!!!!)
« on: June 20, 2020, 06:48:28 AM »
So Franchise is scum this game based on what I'm reading. Question is just when it'll make sense to vote him out. Just not today.

Vote: Pancho

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia (Day 1!!!!)
« on: June 19, 2020, 10:12:13 PM »
I was in the chat when Bone shared the gameplay from the past game he was in. You are right the board is empty. And per rules, there's always going to be a lynch. Scum will likely take Pancho out if he's not lynched today. Its just about how you want to play it. Optimal gameplay of tic tac toe suggests taking the middle.

Forum Games / Re: Pokemon Go GREAT LEAGUE...LEAGUE!!
« on: June 19, 2020, 10:07:04 PM »
Standings updated a third of the way thru the season. Ties are based on win percentage so a 6-3 has the same win pct as a 4-2.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 18, 2020, 03:28:54 PM »
I agree. We got some extra rest I hope. No win in this league comes easy. My hope is the team follows through and executes the gameplan.

When it comes to how we want to see ourselves as a franchise this year and going forward, these are the kinds of games we can't lose.

Go win it!

Lock In

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 18, 2020, 02:10:50 PM »
1. What did you do during the bye week?

Personally? I took the chance to sit down with a couple of agents and talk to some of our players. It was good just to get a general feel about how the team is doing physically, mentally, and emotionally. We have a lot to gear up for being one of the first clubs sharing the bye week. But the team feels good coming off a win and getting to play host this week. It was good to get some rest as I know some of the guys were very fatigued from the previous game.

2. Discuss the Conclusion to the Zambrano Hostage Siege, the news that surrounded the event, and how everyone handled things.

Its not the first time anyone has ever heard of a GM disagreement but ultimately what matters most is that things got resolved and there were no casualties. There's a lot of guys who deserve credit in this and Gates is one of them for the job he did rallying the funds and pursuing the correct route of action. I think something should be said about the courage of these kickers to not only withstand the whole ordeal but also play in games right after it. Its impressive. I'm just so happy no lives were lost.

3. Who do you believe should be GM Rep next season?

I'm not trying to duck the question here but its not my place to talk about that publicly. What I will tell you is that I'm no rookie anymore and its my obligation to be more involved and have a louder voice in contributing to what goes with that decision. Did GM Gates recent handling of the Zambrano situation help his case to remain in the role? 100%. But at the end of it, that will be handled amongst the HIFL GMs and I hope that whatever comes this time around that its more internal and less of a public thing.

4. Discuss your upcoming week.

We are at home against St. Louis, a team whose record by no means suggests we should be looking beyond that. They have the potential to be a dangerous team any week. We've seen some positive things on both sides of the ball and its important this week to execute the game plan and continue to build on those positive things. I'm really excited to see what's ahead.

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia
« on: June 18, 2020, 09:54:25 AM »
Yay we got 9!!

OOC Boards / Re: S13 HIFL Predictions League
« on: June 18, 2020, 09:53:01 AM »
Apologies for forgetting. I'll predict what hasn't been simmed already.

Michigan Monsters at Las Vegas Scorpions
Milwaukee Barons at Atlanta Warriors     
St. Paul Lynx at Louisville Woodpeckers
Dallas Mariachis at St. Louis Stallions   
Sydney Stingrays at Tottenham Bats 
D.C. Cobras at Cleveland Mustangs
Cancun Kraken at Winnipeg Arctic Foxes
Long Beach Mermen at Vancouver Wolfpack
Amsterdam Adders at Music City Kings
Oakland Silverbacks at Pearl Harbor Predators
Charlotte Crowns at Orlando Stampede
Lincoln Pride at Seattle Lumberjacks
Miami Killer Whales at New Jersey Dragons
Rapid City Inferno at Kansas City Bruins

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 15, 2020, 04:51:29 PM »
That's quite alright Mike. It's important he knows we're interested.


Well I think that does it for business matters. No game this week so I'll sit back and enjoy the games.

Lock In

Mafia Games / Re: Noughts and Crosses Mafia
« on: June 15, 2020, 04:49:44 PM »

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:40:43 PM »
We'll keep that in mind Amber thanks.


Ms. Morningstar, get me Mike Maker.

Mike, let's talk about Jesse Ginn. There's no doubt we'd love for him to extend his career in Tucson. With his contract about to expire I'd like to offer new feel for 3 years and $7MM per season along with an additional $1MM in bonus.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 15, 2020, 07:21:27 AM »
You're doing it the right way. Keep it up!


Ms. Morningstar, Amber Molina please.

Amber, I hope your well. I wanted to talk to you about getting a contract extension done on Harry Abel. An additional 3 years at $8MM per season and $500k bonus each season would be a great opportunity to stay in Tuscon. What do you think?

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 14, 2020, 10:33:00 PM »
Sounds good. Thanks coach we'll be in touch.

Ms. Morningstar, Thomas Maldonado please.


4 games in, there's certainty some ups and downs. You've done really well playing mistake free football. How are you adjusting to the league so far?

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 14, 2020, 09:40:18 PM »
We'll find a way to manufacture some wins along the way. We're in a position where the cap is tricky and there will be some tough offseason decisions but with our QB set in place we could potentially work with some of our draft capital to make an upgrade

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 14, 2020, 09:11:38 PM »
I've been known once or twice to stumble over my words. Blame being in Cleveland. Snaps. More snaps.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 14, 2020, 02:14:58 PM »
I tried to get started on that with the draft but I know we're young up front on defense. I'm hoping the more emails they get it will help. I think I can hold off on saying anything to Hartley right now. Eddie and I had a good talk last week and there isn't really any need to stir anything up after a win.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 13, 2020, 06:35:29 PM »
It's insane.

Hey I want to say congrats for this past week's game. Winning in Cleveland felt good.

We're on a bye this week so there's plenty of time to prepare for St. Louis. Here are a couple questions What are your thoughts about the team right now? We are pressed a little bit against the cap but do you see a glaring hole that needs addressed? Also, do the post game comments from Brandon need addressed internally or are we good there?

League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE S13
« on: June 13, 2020, 06:59:04 AM »
Tucson Stars spend $250K in bonus money for the leagues hostage recovery operation.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 13, 2020, 06:58:03 AM »
I suppose that although I wasn't a fan of this stunt happening to begin with that its the right thing to do for our players. Send along $250K. And please send coach in when he's ready.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 12, 2020, 12:00:43 PM »
1. What did you learn about your team this week?

We are capable of winning the close, tough, road game. This week's win was important to this team's growth. We went into my hometown of Cleveland and faced a team with a stifling defense and a dynamic QB led offense and put on our best defensive performance of the season to date. Some of these guys have been putting in hard work growing into the roles the coaches set for them and really deserve these kinds of wins. We know each and every week there's opportunity to get better.

2. Evaluate your club after the 1/4 mark of the season, where have you exceeded expectations and where have you under achieved?

I think you start at the quarterback position. The stats will show that Maldy has settled down some but I see a guy with great poise and IQ for the game. He doesn't make mistakes and guys believe in his ability to lead. Since the addition of Hartley you can see our running game has gotten better. On defense, we know we're allowing a lot of points but those numbers are affected a lot by that first game of the year against Rapid City. We're continuing to improve in all 3 facets of the game and will continue to do so. With the bye coming up this week, our guys will get some well deserved rest as well as a chance to do some self-scouting.

3. Talk about the news this week around your team.

Well I read about Brandon's comments and I think that was just taken out of context. Eddie had a great game hitting a couple FGs over 40. As you know though, if you don't score a TD in overtime, the other team gets a chance. Our defense did an excellent job containing Fields and their guys all game and we're confident that would continue on one more drive but Brandon did some great running and it wasn't necessary. We play in the toughest division in HIFL and the ability to grind out some wins in this fashion goes a long way...

4. ...we are just learning of a hostage situation in Kansas City.

You thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this right now. I was kinda annoyed that this entire publicity stunt came from an event that happened during one of our games. That said, this platform really isn't the place for pointing fingers and justifying decisions. Right now you just gotta hope all this can get resolved quickly and that our league's players don't suffer any harm. My best wishes go out to Mr. Dario and all of my colleagues who have talent at the scene.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 07, 2020, 09:19:07 AM »
Let's get after it. I would love a homecoming win.

Lock In

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: TUCSON STARS
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:19:49 AM »
He shakes hands with Eddie and sends him out

Ms. Morningstar I'm ready for coach knight.


Coach, is there any adjustments heading into this game? I really feel like we're being overlooked by Cleveland.

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