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We are happy to announce the return of Mumble Boom! Rather than post a new thread each week, we decided to make one thread for announcing all future dates, so people can subscribe in just one place.

What is Mumble Boom?
Mumble is a low-latency voice chat program for Windows, Mac, and Linux that you can download for free here. We have developed a set of rules for playing Two Rooms and a Boom via Mumble, with moderate-to-rousing success. It's a lot of fun, and a way to approximate the experience of playing the game in real time.

How do I play?
If you know how to play Two Rooms and a Boom, the format is not hard to learn. However, we've designed the Mumble version of the game to be more true to life, so some of the PBF-specific rules will not apply here. More detailed and technical protocols are laid out in the posts below this, but here is a summary of the rules differences:

No whispers: The PBF convention of private messaging and bolding a "whisper" action in the thread does not exist in Mumble. If you wish to have a private conversation, you will have to move to a private corner with someone and try not to be overheard.

First-vote leader election: Rather than the PBF convention of electing an initial leader by majority vote in R1, the Mumble version of the game reverts to the real-life rules for electing a leader: the first person to receive a vote from someone else becomes room leader. From there, a new leader can be elected by majority vote.

Actions: You can type messages in Mumble both publicly and privately. However, there can be no communication by typing. You must be able to voice chat to play, and the only things that may be typed are card/color reveals and shares and leader votes. More details about how to do this below.

Who can play?
Anyone is welcome to join us! If you haven't played before or want to bring a friend to introduce to the game, let us know and we can teach you the rules and set up a simple roleset. If you haven't used Mumble before and need help setting it up, send one of us a GM and we will help you get connected to the server. Games will usually be run on Friday-Sunday, but we will make an effort to run games at a variety of times to accommodate different time zones.

Who's running this thing?
Your friendly neighborhood moderators are:
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During the game, each of us will be presiding over one of the rooms.
One of us will tell only truths, the other only lies. You may ask one question.

We'll announce each mumble boom here. If you plan to play, we appreciate you letting us know so we can try to plan role sets, but it's not required. However, if it's your first time playing, please do let us know so we can get you set up properly.
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Rooms and movements

There are some finicky things to learn about the UI, but it's not difficult.

When you connect to the server, you will be dumped into General Chat. Yougurt or I will move you into the 2R1B Lobby. It will look something like this (the room names change some weeks):



In this example, the two rooms are named "Onett" and "Twoson."

Each room has four "corners" where you may go to carry on private conversations. Whispers will not be allowed, so be careful! devil

In this screenshot, interessovat is sitting in the lobby (not in any room) and SuperUser is in the Town Hall of Onett.

While you are in a room, you can navigate to other areas of your room by double-clicking them. You may move around freely in your room, but you may not move to other rooms (obviously!)
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Card shares and reveals:
Card shares will be done on the honor system. If you verbally agree to a card share with somebody, you are obligated to complete it, just as it would be in real life.

Here is an example of a completed card share. In this example, SuperUser and I are in the same corner and have just verbally agreed to a card share, and I am sending him my card.



I right-click on SuperUser's name and click "Send Message" to bring up a new dialogue box. Messages sent in this way will be seen only by their intended recipient.



When I type my card into the box, I must tell the truth.



You can tell that the message was received by only its intended recipient by the flag that states who the message was "To." If you accidentally send your card to the whole room instead of to a user, well, you messed up.



Once SuperUser sends his card, the card share is complete. In this case, Yougurt messed up and sent his card to the whole corner, which you can tell by the word "Channel" in his reveal.



Here is what it looks like when done correctly



Private reveals work in much the same way.
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Public reveals and shouting

In some ways, it will be as if there are five locations in each room - the room's "lobby," and four corners. If you wish to public reveal to everyone in your room, the process is quite simple. Here is an example, where I'm starting in the central area of Twoson, and SuperUser is in Apple Kid House.



I post my public reveal by right clicking on Twoson and sending the channel a message, just as in sending a PM. In order to post the same message to all corners, check the box that says "Send recursively to all subchannels."



You will know you are successful if you see the word "Tree" in your public reveal.




Please note: you may not type ANYTHING other than votes and card reveals. This means that if you want to say the same thing to the entire room (i.e. "shout"), you're gonna have to do it the hard way - by moving to every corner where there are people and repeating yourself. Imagine you're playing in a library and can only speak in your indoor voice.

We may change this for future games.
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Voting and leadership
In order to elect or usurp a leader, you must type your vote into the chat box and submit your vote recursively to all channels, just as in a public reveal.

I'm going to repeat this point in bigger font because it's the biggest technical issue we've had.

In order for your vote to be counted, you must vote recursively to the entire room

We use IRL voting mechanics - the first person to get a vote from another person becomes the leader. If the first vote is cast for oneself, that vote is discarded.

Leaders may not transfer themselves.

Miscellaneous
This is a work in progress, and if you do very much poking around, you will quickly find that there are ways to break the rules that we haven't been able to programmatically prevent. You may find that you've accidentally moved somewhere you're not supposed to be, or that you're able to send messages to people in the other room. We currently have no way of preventing this, and so we are trusting you all to be honest and sportsmanlike with regard to the flaws while we address them as best we can. Just as in the PBF version, while it's easily possible to cheat, we're all trusting one another not to.

If you have a question for the mods during the game, find us and let us know, or send us a message using the instructions for private reveals. Yougurt and I will each be watching one of the rooms. We will either answer your question via text, or teleport you to Giygas Corner to have a chat with you.

After a round has ended, we will mute you while we set up the next round. Please do not type anything into the channel after you have been muted. If you were the leader of your room, we will ask you via a PM who you wish to transfer, and you should respond via PM.

The reason we are limiting typing is that it is far more easy to screw up than speaking. When you are speaking, you will always hear and be heard by whoever is in your corner. If you're in a room's lobby, you will not hear or be heard by anyone in a corner. But when you are revealing your card, you should be very careful that you are showing it to the intended recipients. If you show your card to someone you didn't mean to, we'll have to say "tough luck" and the game will continue as normal.
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One of us will tell only truths, the other only lies. You may ask one question.

If I asked the other moderator which path to take, would Natalie be the mistress?
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Mumble boom is awesome. As someone who has played a few PBFs and not exactly enjoyed them, I approve of mumble boom. It helped refinance my loans, and cured my questionable rashes.


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It's educational too! Where else will you learn about Galahs and hear booming voices?
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ranapuer wrote:
One of us will tell only truths, the other only lies. You may ask one question.

If I asked the other moderator which path to take, would Natalie be the mistress?


We are still trying to decide which one lies and which one tells the truth, I think it rotates on opposite mondays.
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It's educational too! Where else will you learn about Galahs and hear booming voices?

also I learned from Mumble Boom that there is nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide.
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I would have thought clearly Rochelle is the liar since she said she was working on answers to her remaining BotW questions, and answers never came.

yougurt87 wrote:
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One of us will tell only truths, the other only lies. You may ask one question.

If I asked the other moderator which path to take, would Natalie be the mistress?


We are still trying to decide which one lies and which one tells the truth, I think it rotates on opposite mondays.


But this ^ statement from Gurt is also clearly a lie.
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DeMorcerf wrote:
I would have thought clearly Rochelle is the liar since she said she was working on answers to her remaining BotW questions, and answers never came.

yougurt87 wrote:
ranapuer wrote:
One of us will tell only truths, the other only lies. You may ask one question.

If I asked the other moderator which path to take, would Natalie be the mistress?


We are still trying to decide which one lies and which one tells the truth, I think it rotates on opposite mondays.


But this ^ statement from Gurt is also clearly a lie.


Not necessarily. Rochelle, if I were to ask Gurt, would he say that his statement is a lie?
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VikingJ wrote:
DeMorcerf wrote:
I would have thought clearly Rochelle is the liar since she said she was working on answers to her remaining BotW questions, and answers never came.

yougurt87 wrote:
ranapuer wrote:
One of us will tell only truths, the other only lies. You may ask one question.

If I asked the other moderator which path to take, would Natalie be the mistress?


We are still trying to decide which one lies and which one tells the truth, I think it rotates on opposite mondays.


But this ^ statement from Gurt is also clearly a lie.


Not necessarily. Rochelle, if I were to ask Gurt, would he say that his statement is a lie?


She is dodging the question just like she's dodging her BotW questions!

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DeMorcerf wrote:
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I would have thought clearly Rochelle is the liar since she said she was working on answers to her remaining BotW questions, and answers never came.

yougurt87 wrote:
ranapuer wrote:
One of us will tell only truths, the other only lies. You may ask one question.

If I asked the other moderator which path to take, would Natalie be the mistress?


We are still trying to decide which one lies and which one tells the truth, I think it rotates on opposite mondays.


But this ^ statement from Gurt is also clearly a lie.


Not necessarily. Rochelle, if I were to ask Gurt, would he say that his statement is a lie?


She is dodging the question just like she's dodging her BotW questions!



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I answered ten pages of questions for pete's sake!

Gurt would say he was telling the truth, but only on alternating Mondays. Otherwise he would just stare at you blankly.
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This week we're planning to be around to run Mumble Booms on Friday night (starting around 9pm BGG time) and on Sunday afternoon (time TBD).
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This week we're planning to be around to run Mumble Booms on Friday night (starting around 9pm BGG time) and on Sunday afternoon (time TBD).


Oooooo, yay! Sunday!
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ErintheRed wrote:
interessovat wrote:
This week we're planning to be around to run Mumble Booms on Friday night (starting around 9pm BGG time) and on Sunday afternoon (time TBD).


Oooooo, yay! Sunday!


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ErintheRed wrote:
interessovat wrote:
This week we're planning to be around to run Mumble Booms on Friday night (starting around 9pm BGG time) and on Sunday afternoon (time TBD).


Oooooo, yay! Sunday!


Does this mean you aren't making it friday?
 
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ErintheRed wrote:
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This week we're planning to be around to run Mumble Booms on Friday night (starting around 9pm BGG time) and on Sunday afternoon (time TBD).


Oooooo, yay! Sunday!


Does this mean you aren't making it friday?


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I heard this Friday is happening. True?
Irina wrangled me here. Not sure if I'm playing yet, as the liveness of it and my timezone might make it complicated*.

*excuses. I'm nervous about voice chatting with people *whistle*
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I heard this Friday is happening. True?
Irina wrangled me here. Not sure if I'm playing yet, as the liveness of it and my timezone might make it complicated*.

*excuses. I'm nervous about voice chatting with people *whistle*


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