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Yukito

Trouble in Terrorist Town

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One of the greatest gamemodes ever created in Garry's Mod, that requires stealth, cunning, a sharp eye and a quick finger. The gamemode works thus: there are two teams: the innocents and the traitors. The traitors know who each other are and must work together to kill all the innocents before the round ends. The innocents don't know anyone else's role, and must choose who they wanna trust and try not to get shot or stabbed in the back. They win if all traitors are killed or the time runs out. The innocents also have one or more detectives (depending on the number of players on the server), who are known to everyone and are given special equipment to help find a traitor.

What makes the game fun, and not one giant murder fest, is that the innocents are limited in who they can shoot. Traitors can shoot anybody, but innocents are only allowed to shoot if they have a valid reason, i.e. self-defense, witnessed somebody killing an innocent, DNA evidence, etc.

The trouble with this is that it relies on the honour system. If you kill an innocent by accident, you report it as such and state whether they attacked you or you were aiming at someone else. Likewise, if somebody kills you without a legitimate reason, you expect them to say something and for the mods to take fair action. Some servers have add-ons installed that help crackdown on RDMers (Random Death Match), but even then it relies on mods and admins being fair and reasonable. Many servers have mods that simply don't care, or who abuse their power to RDM themselves and kick those that complain, or to allow their friends to break the rules.

There was only one server ever where I never encountered ANY of this for over a full year of playing and, suprise surprise, it was a brony server. Sadly it one day died and never came back since then : (

Anywhom, point is that, given the nature of this gamemode that pretty much requires the players themselves to govern it, I think a brony community is indeed best-suited to setting up a server for it : D

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Yep, if we ever get a Garry's Mod server, I recommend Trouble in Terrorist Town as well. It's the only reason why I ever even played Garry's Mod and I clocked up 1k hours alone on that gamemode. Of course, it would probably need to be heavily moderated due to the possibility of RDMers and false bannings as Yukito said, but then again I'm sure if it went up and got a regular community going, you could probably find a few moderators for it.

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This sounds like it needs A LOT of overseeing to even be remotely close to working, which would seem better as an event every once in a while rather than a 24/7 game mode. It's also fairly easy to set up a forum game along similar lines, although I've always seen the game called Werewolves and Villagers. 

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This sounds like it needs A LOT of overseeing to even be remotely close to working, which would seem better as an event every once in a while rather than a 24/7 game mode. It's also fairly easy to set up a forum game along similar lines, although I've always seen the game called Werewolves and Villagers. 

Well TTT is more live-action than those kinda forum games. Instead of waiting for a phase to pass and seeing what happens, you're actively playing the entire time and can see the murders for yourself, find out when a body has been discovered and when somebody's been reportedly acting suspicious. You could see a detective being sniped by someone who thinks they're alone, then sneak up and take 'em out before anyone even knew a gunfight was happening. You can set traps and lure people to them, and each map typically has its own gimmick to make it more exciting.

Assuming that the community who play it are honest people who only wanna have fun and not grief the server, it'd only take a few dedicated mods/admins to keep an eye on the players during peak times and respond to any reports against players. The real trouble is that first part.

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