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    Default Bird mafia [Concluded]

    Sign up for a simple and fun game involving birds!

    Because that's not ominous or anything.

    Facts:

    1. Birds are awesome
    2. Birds usually have wings
    3. Birds are known to be bird-like
    4. There are no cults in this game, it is Town versus Mafia
    5. It will be more vanilla than not vanilla but there will be spooky powers
    6. This game will contain birds and bird byproducts.



    Brave and predatorial birds:

    Kiwikhaan
    BirdSmith
    Emooh
    Resplendent quetzack
    Pelican
    Jowlt
    Albatross Sipsclar
    aletheotes
    edseedsnipe
    Winstone-curlew
    General Hawkerchief
    Autoflycatcherus
    Yellow-barto loon
    Besrakar
    Doubleday's hummingbird

    Chickens who don't want to sign up:

    (Everyone else)
    Last edited by Askthepizzaguy; 03-05-2016 at 00:04.

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    It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then, the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

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    Please don't kill me night 1.
    Always meet on the level, act by the plumb and part on the square.
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    Alrighty. I'll join this spectacle.

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    Default Re: Bird mafia

    And yes, you're all getting bird-related names.

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    birdman


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    Default Re: Bird mafia

    I considered, ftr:

    Zack-headed ibis
    Zack-breasted buzzard
    Zack-throated loon

    I particularly liked the last one.

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    The relatively less-interesting sounding "Zack Hawk" sounds more amusing when you say it faster.

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    <--- FTR, this is a Tawny Eagle. Specifically a Tawny Eagle in the Maasai Mara game reserve and it was eating a piece of a recent cheetah kill. ;)
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    Default Re: Bird mafia



    (not in yet)

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    I am quickly approaching my limit WRT mafia, but as I am fairly certain that I am the only one here who is already a bird I don't see how I can possibly resist joining the fun.
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    Here's the thing. You said a "jackdaw is a crow."
    Is it in the same family? Yes. No one's arguing that.
    As someone who is a scientist who studies crows, I am telling you, specifically, in science, no one calls jackdaws crows. If you want to be "specific" like you said, then you shouldn't either. They're not the same thing.
    If you're saying "crow family" you're referring to the taxonomic grouping of Corvidae, which includes things from nutcrackers to blue jays to ravens.
    So your reasoning for calling a jackdaw a crow is because random people "call the black ones crows?" Let's get grackles and blackbirds in there, then, too.
    Also, calling someone a human or an ape? It's not one or the other, that's not how taxonomy works. They're both. A jackdaw is a jackdaw and a member of the crow family. But that's not what you said. You said a jackdaw is a crow, which is not true unless you're okay with calling all members of the crow family crows, which means you'd call blue jays, ravens, and other birds crows, too. Which you said you don't.
    It's okay to just admit you're a good game host, you know?
    BLARGH!

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    God, I can't believe someone would get so wound up over something so unbelievably trivial. Who the hell cares? Unidan, apparently. Also all his alternate accounts he used for vote manipulation. Pathetic.

    (for the uninitiated)
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    Icterine Warbler

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    Cant think of any bird names that sound clever!

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    Kiwikhaan
    BirdSmith
    Emooh
    Zack Hawk
    Pelican
    Jowlt
    Albatross Sipsclar
    aletheotes

    Moar birds. Om nom nom

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    Look at my amazing gif of a sparrow owl.
    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 

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    Is it wrong to sign up just because I want a bird name?

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    I imagine this game is going to be not that serious. More of a humorous interactive story, like Nobody is Hosting This Mafia.

    You play to read the writeups and get a birdly name. Catching the bird mafia is probably tertiary to the whole experience.

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    Vote: Askthepizzaguy

    I don't see any effort at scumhunting there. How suspicious.

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    So I have work to accomplish, am hosting my own tournament on this site, and just got roped into a game of online Diplomacy with my RL friends. Putting one more thing on my plate would be a terrible idea.

    In other words, I'm in, naturally.
    "I'm going to die anyway, and therefore have nothing more to do except deliberately annoy Lemur." -Orb, in the chat
    "Lemur. Even if he's innocent, he's a pain; so kill him." -Ignoramus
    "I'm going to need to collect all of the rants about the guilty lemur, and put them in a pretty box with ponies and pink bows. Then I'm going to sprinkle sparkly magic dust on the box, and kiss it." -Lemur
    Mafia: Promoting peace and love since June 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Hughes View Post
    Is it wrong to sign up just because I want a bird name?
    This was an in, btw.

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    Given my death on the other forum, I can take flight here!
    My game on Civfanatics could use a few more!: MNOTW XVII: The Cursed Blade!

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    Wanna be cat among pidgins.
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    Default Re: Bird mafia

    Kiwikhaan
    BirdSmith
    Emooh
    Zack Hawk
    Pelican
    Jowlt
    Albatross Sipsclar
    aletheotes
    edseedsnipe
    Winstone-curlew
    Spotted Redshankerchief
    Autoflycatcherus
    Yellow-barto loon
    Last edited by Askthepizzaguy; 02-25-2016 at 11:46.

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    13 players is enough for a small and lighthearted game.

    However, I'll leave sign-ups open and see if people want to play in a 15, 17, 19, or 21'er.

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    Surprised you didn't go with GeneralHawkerchief, it's only one letter to change.
    "I'm going to die anyway, and therefore have nothing more to do except deliberately annoy Lemur." -Orb, in the chat
    "Lemur. Even if he's innocent, he's a pain; so kill him." -Ignoramus
    "I'm going to need to collect all of the rants about the guilty lemur, and put them in a pretty box with ponies and pink bows. Then I'm going to sprinkle sparkly magic dust on the box, and kiss it." -Lemur
    Mafia: Promoting peace and love since June 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu
    At times I read back my own posts [...]. It's not always clear at first glance.


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    One of these is the correct reason:

    (a) I already have a hawk on my list, and didn't want people to think I was just being lazy

    (b) I did not think of it, and now I don't want to admit that I didn't see the obvious.

    And the mystery of which one of these is the correct one will never be solved.

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    Queue Pizza quickly scrambling to think of other Hawk names that would work with whomever might join next...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralHankerchief View Post
    Surprised you didn't go with GeneralHawkerchief, it's only one letter to change.
    Be grateful your name is not literally just your username plus a random bird.


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