The ICPG was one of the events I had most fun organising during my years as mod. 150 players, 10 leaders, exciting new changes (Fleet Admiral tag, Research for Resources). The draft itself in the #ICPG chan was only supposed to take 45 mins but ended up over 2.5 hours, with Nolio being fashionably late and jets losing his power midway through. It was such a pleasure to help inject some life and enthusiasm back into the game by doing something a bit different.
Back in 2007 I wanted to start a forum game that was more interesting than a three word story. I came across this little gem called Mafia and I immediately loved it. It was perfect for combining forum chat with IRC. Writing the stories was time consuming but the games were so much fun, especially the first few years. The chats in #Mafia were the best - it was perfect for spreading paranoia and players like Nolio, Primo, Torqez, Genesis, ZoZ (and loads more!) were great at creating the drama needed for an epic mafia game. I could spend hours reading the mafia chat logs!
Wed 3rd Oct 2007 in the #mafia chan for IC Mafia #2
[22:36] * The_Unknown accues zoz of being mafia
[22:36] Nolio> In that case, zoz is mafia! It all makes sense now
[22:36] ZichtOpZee> ok, when do we get to vote on who dies?
[22:36] ZichtOpZee> cause Nolio is mob!
[22:37] Nolio> in the day time, MOBSTER!
[22:38] The_Unknown> We already agreed to lynch Eltara
[22:38] Nolio> No we gotta take out zoz
[22:38] ZichtOpZee> He’s mob and serial killer and a cop turned bad!
[23:20] * The_Unknown is now known as TU|beer
[23:20] ZichtOpZee> yeah right - TU|mafia, more like
[23:21] The_Unknown> X(
[23:21] ZichtOpZee> going our to MEET YOU MAFIA GANG TU??