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Beginners 6.1 - DAY PHASE ONE

drafterman
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1/27/2012 7:24:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Introduction to Mafia:

Mafia is a game that pits an uninformed majority (the Town) against an informed minority (the Mafia). The mafia knows who they are, and (by process of elimination) who the town is. The mafia can coordinate strategies in a private PM. Each towns-person, however, doesn't know anything about anyone else. They could be town or mafia. The towns-people can only communicate publicly in the Day Phase threads.

The object of the game is to eliminate all opposing factions. The game is divided into Day and Night phases. The Day Phases involve deliberation and discussion about who could be a member of the Mafia, with the goal of getting the Mafia lynched. At any point in the day, you may Vote To Lynch a player using the following syntax: "VTL Drafterman." Of course, you would replace my name with the name of the player you are voting. Bolding your votes is required; unbolded votes will not count. If you wish to remove your vote, simply Unvote. Lastly, you can decide not to vote anyone by Voting To Not Lynch, or VTNL. Once a majority has been reached, votes are locked and the Day Phase will be ended with that person's death.

The Night Phases involve the use of abilities. Towns-persons and Mafia may be granted roles which grant them the use of abilities. What these abilities do is explained to each person in a PM. In addition to the use of abilities, the mafia may select an individual to die. This is known as a night kill, or NK. Who dies will be revealed at the beginning of the next Day phase.

The town wins when all mafia are dead. The mafia wins when they equal the number of towns people, since they can control the vote.

Terms, acronyms, and abbreviations:

Alignment - your status as Town, Mafia, or 3rd Party (anything not Town or Mafia).
Bandwagon - A "wagon" consists of the individuals voting for a person. Bandwagoning usually refers to hopping on such a wagon blindly or without clearly articulating your reasons.
BP - Bulletproof, a person immune to night kills.
Buddying - A tactic by mafia where they agree with or support towns people in an attempt to look innocent in return.
Bussing - When the mafia allow, or help, get one of their own members lynched, in order to look innocent in return, or to avoid suspicion.
Claim - Either Character Claim or Role Claim. This is a request to reveal this part of your Role.
Counter Claim - In most cases, roles are unique per game. A counter-claim is when one person challenges another person's role-claim by claiming the same role.
Fake Claim - Since your character or role can be indicative of your alignment, mafioso's usually invent fake claims to avoid suspicion. Cna also be done by Towns-persons trying to perform some sort of gambit.
FOS - Finger of suspicion. Indicates that you suspect someone of being mafia, but usually not enough to place a vote on them.
Hammer - Placing the last vote on someone to get them lynched.
JK - Jailkeeper, a combination of doctor and roleblocker.
LYLO - Lynch or Lose, a situation where the towns-people only outnumber the mafia by 1. Since the mafia gets a kill at night and this would tie them with the town and earn them a win, it is necessary for the town to lynch a mafia in this situation or they lose.
Modkill - You break my rules - I kill you. I will also retroactively convert you into a survivor such that you can't even claim a win with your original faction.
MYLO - Mislynch and Lose, a situation where the towns-people outnumber the mafia by 2. A mislynch gives the mafia a free kill which, when combined with the mafia night kill, allows the mafia to win. Barring irrefutable results, MYLO generally results in no lynch, which merely leads to LYLO.
NK - night kill, any kill performed at night, though usually refers to the mafia night kill.
PM - Private message. Players are only permitted to create or talk in Private Messages set up by the mod.
PR - Power Role, a role with some ability, either passive or active. Towns people without a power role are referred to as "Vanillas" while mafiosos without a power role are referred to as "Goons"
RVS - Random Voting Stage. When there is no information to go on, but you need to get the game moving, generally you'll pressure someone randomly.
Scum - Anyone that is not aligned with the town.
Scum-tell - some trait, or "tell" that indicates a person may be scum.
Softclaim - dropping hints, but not out-right claiming, to be a specific character or role.
SK - Serial Killer, a third party, night killing role.
WIFOM - Wine In Front Of Me. A subtle and complex type of psychology. Best explained here: http://mafiascum.net...

Rules:

1. The only PMs you are allowed to use to talk about this game with other players are the PMs that I have specifically created for that purpose. Violation results in death.
2. Day phases will last until a majority vote has been reached or 48 hours has passed, whichever comes first. If the time-limit is reached, I will rely on Plurality Voting: whichever player (or VTNL) has the most votes will be lynched. Ties result in a No Lynch.
3. Night phases will last until everyone submits their night action or 48 hours has passed, whichever comes first. If the time-limit is reached, your action is forfeit.
4. If you are not active for an entire phase, I will ping you to get you active. Exception: if you have no night actions to perform, you obviously won't be active during the night phase.
5. If you are not active for a Day-Night-Day cycle, or you fail to respond to two pings (see #4), you will be replaced.
6. You may not cut-and-paste from any game PM into the Day Phase thread. You must always paraphrase. Violation results in death.
7. All game related questions should be directed to me, via PM. You don't have to create a PM, you may use your Role PM or mafia PM.

Set-Up:

This round includes an Open Setup. This means that all the roles will be known publicly. This game involves the following roles:
Town - 1x Cop, 1x Doctor, 5x Vanilla
Mafia - 1x Role-Cop, 2x Goon

Cop - Learns players' alignments.
Doctor - Protects players from the night kill.
Vanilla - No abilities.
Role-Cop - Learns players' roles.
Goon - No abilities (may still perform the Mafia night kill).

Resources:
(note: Mafia at DDO is its own beast and follows no set rules, even if we usually abide by common conventions. Keep that in mind).
http://wiki.epicmafia.com...
http://mafiascum.net...
drafterman
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1/27/2012 7:26:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Living Players
1. DevonNetzley
2. famer
3. OberHerr
4. Jordan56
5. vmpire321
6. MasterKage
7. USM
8. Xerge
9. The Wise And Venerable medic
10. The Piercing Intellect of Logic_on_Rails

With 10 players, it takes 6 votes to lynch.

blackhawk is my co-mod, and speaks with authority.
UnStupendousMan
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1/27/2012 7:32:56 PM
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Usually, when one opens a game, one says "I win with the town," in order for the Lie Detector--if there is any--to confirm whether one is a townie or a mafia. This basically makes the LD (LD being shorthand for lie detector) a super cop; usually there are roles (Godfather for mafia; Miller for town) that make the cop's results somewhat unreliable. But, seeing as we don't have a LD, one does not have to say that.
Xerge
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1/27/2012 7:37:19 PM
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At 1/27/2012 7:35:39 PM, UnStupendousMan wrote:
At 1/27/2012 7:34:55 PM, Xerge wrote:
I win with town

We don't have a Lie detector.

Just noticed...
MasterKage
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1/27/2012 7:38:40 PM
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Yes, using IWWTT statements would be useless, since there is no LD in this game.

So, I'm assuming we should start the day phase with the RVS, so that we can spark a discussion?
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MasterKage
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1/27/2012 7:39:05 PM
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At 1/27/2012 7:38:40 PM, MasterKage wrote:
Yes, using IWWTT statements would be useless, since there is no LD in this game.

So, I'm assuming we should start the day phase with the RVS, so that we can spark a discussion?

RVS=Random Voting Stage.
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medic0506
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1/27/2012 7:51:04 PM
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At 1/27/2012 7:38:40 PM, MasterKage wrote:
Yes, using IWWTT statements would be useless, since there is no LD in this game.

So, I'm assuming we should start the day phase with the RVS, so that we can spark a discussion?

I friggin' hate RVS!!!

VTL MK because his name is racially insensitive
UnStupendousMan
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1/27/2012 7:51:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 1/27/2012 7:39:05 PM, MasterKage wrote:
At 1/27/2012 7:38:40 PM, MasterKage wrote:
Yes, using IWWTT statements would be useless, since there is no LD in this game.

So, I'm assuming we should start the day phase with the RVS, so that we can spark a discussion?

RVS=Random Voting Stage.

I would think it should be called the RNG (random number generator) stage.
MasterKage
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1/27/2012 7:54:02 PM
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At 1/27/2012 7:51:04 PM, medic0506 wrote:
At 1/27/2012 7:38:40 PM, MasterKage wrote:
Yes, using IWWTT statements would be useless, since there is no LD in this game.

So, I'm assuming we should start the day phase with the RVS, so that we can spark a discussion?

I friggin' hate RVS!!!

VTL MK because his name is racially insensitive

How is it racially insensitive? Kage means shadow. So it's Master Shadow.
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OberHerr
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1/27/2012 7:59:17 PM
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Hmm, well we might as well start somewhere.

VTL MK
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Jordan56
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1/27/2012 8:02:45 PM
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At 1/27/2012 8:00:18 PM, MasterKage wrote:
Very well.

Sadly, I am a simple vanillia. *Sigh*

Ok then lets continue VTL OberHerr for a claim
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1/27/2012 8:04:18 PM
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At 1/27/2012 8:03:15 PM, Xerge wrote:
I don't know about this. I kind of feel we are running the risk of revealing power roles.

It's a necessary evil.
Jordan56
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1/27/2012 8:05:25 PM
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Since there are 5 vanillas, the mafia can easily claim that. I say we have all the vanillas claim if you are. And we can start the investigative results on them.
OberHerr
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1/27/2012 8:07:06 PM
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At 1/27/2012 8:06:04 PM, Jordan56 wrote:
It is better to have the vanillas claim now than the power roles.

But, if all the vanillas claim, that mafia has their targets.
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UnStupendousMan
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1/27/2012 8:08:10 PM
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At 1/27/2012 8:07:06 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/27/2012 8:06:04 PM, Jordan56 wrote:
It is better to have the vanillas claim now than the power roles.

But, if all the vanillas claim, that mafia has their targets.

I have to agree with Ober.
Jordan56
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1/27/2012 8:08:16 PM
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At 1/27/2012 8:07:06 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 1/27/2012 8:06:04 PM, Jordan56 wrote:
It is better to have the vanillas claim now than the power roles.

But, if all the vanillas claim, that mafia has their targets.

Thats true. Hmm, i'll have to come up with a better plan.
Jordan56
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1/27/2012 8:14:38 PM
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There is no point in pressuring people this day phase. I say Vtnl and see what the cop has to say next day phase. If we lynch we are mostly going to kill a townie and we can't risk losing our cop and doctor.
Xerge
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1/27/2012 8:17:31 PM
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At 1/27/2012 8:14:38 PM, Jordan56 wrote:
There is no point in pressuring people this day phase. I say Vtnl and see what the cop has to say next day phase. If we lynch we are mostly going to kill a townie and we can't risk losing our cop and doctor.

I actually agree with this.