EPYC 2: Chains of Glory
EPYC: Chains of Glory was a Mish Mash game run from late 2010 to mid 2011 by ReaperCharlie and Porochaz. The idea to run this game was from looking at a previous EPYC game run by mith. The original plan was to run the game for 12 players, but KittyMo, Papa Zito, and ChannelDelibird insisted that more spots were needed. By the time the game had finished expanding, it was being run for 40 players. Nobody foresaw how much this would affect the overall speed of the game, and it made things seem very slow at times for the players who could not see the amount of progress being accomplished. But appearances can be (and were) deceiving; the moderator sent and received over 1000 private messages throughout the duration of the game.
What is EPYC?
EPYC is short for the phrase Eat Poop You Cat which derives from unknown origins. The basic overview of the game is simple: For each chain, one player writes a sentence that starts it off, and the central idea morphs through various means into something (usually) entirely different by the time it reaches the end. But the twist is that every even-numbered person in the sequence will instead draw a picture describing the sentence previous to them, which makes for some good fun, and lots of hilarious confusion. Due to the moderator being the one to manage sending and receiving of all different phrases and pictures, the players never know which player they received their previous sentence or picture from, and which person is after them in the chain. The players in each sequence are randomized, so that no chain follows the same order as any of the others.
The Player List
There were 40 player slots in this game, an unprecedentedly large number for an EPYC game. Replacements (of which there were also a great number) are signified by the second (third, fourth, etc.) name to take up the same player slot.
The Chains Themselves
The chains are being listed below. Right now they are being gradually revealed; check back often for your fix of more EPYC goodness! Just click the title of the chain you wish to view, and whammo! (or click the name of the author to view their Mafiascum wiki profile).