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Yraelz
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4/22/2013 11:01:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Introduction to Mafia:
Mafia is a game of strategy and behavioral analysis that pits an uninformed majority (The Town) against an informed minority (The Mafia). All members of the Mafia know who they are and - by process of elimination - know who the members of the Town are. The members of the mafia have their own private, shared PM, where they can coordinate and discuss strategies. However, no member of the Town is given information about any other player; they must figure that out through the course of the game.

The game is divided into Day Phases and Night Phases. Each Day Phase will be conducted in a public thread created by me. I will start each Day Phase with a summary of actions performed the previous Night (excepting the first Day Phase), a list of living and dead players, and other rules and notes. The Day Phase is used by all players for open deliberation and is the only normal mechanism by which members of the Town can communicate with each other. It is the primary vehicle by which the members of the Town can eliminate their opposition: The Mafia. However, the Mafia are part of this deliberation, and will try to disrupt or derail the plans of the Town, though in a way as not to reveal their affiliation.

During the Day Phase, each player may case a vote to lynch another player. The format is VTL Player Name. Unbolded votes do not count. To remove your vote from a player, you can simply Unvote. Alternatively, you may vote that no player be lynched that day by voting to no lynch, or VTNL. If a majority of the living players vote to have another player lynched, or vote that no one should be lynched, the Day Phase will end with the death of that player (if applicable) and the Night Phase will begin.

The Night Phase is where players can utilize the abilities of any role they have been given. These will be detailed in PMs I create for each player. In addition, the members of the Mafia can elect to kill another player during the Night. The Night Phase ends when all players have submitted their actions.

The object of the game for each faction (Town, Mafia) is to eliminate the other faction. As a short-cut, when the Mafia make up 50% or more of the living players, the game will end automatically, since they will be able to control the vote during the Day Phase and can no longer be eliminated (under most circumstances). However, there is no such short-cut for the Town, and they must eliminate each member of the Mafia.

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 herehttp://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.
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, there will be 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. Be active (submit any Night actions in a timely matter and participate in Day Phase discussions). I will replace people at my discretion in response to low or no activity.
6. You may not cut-and-paste from any game PM into the Day Phase thread. You must always paraphrase.
Yraelz
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4/22/2013 11:02:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Players:
1. Rice
2. Lannan
3. Smithereens
4. Sui_Genesis
5. Pennington
6. Mustachero
7. TA
8. TDK
9. Khaos
10. Gondun
11. RocketEngineer
12. Lucky_Luciano
13. Daytonanerd
14. Budda
15. TUF

Additional Information:
With 15 players it takes 8 to lynch. I have supplied characters that somehow fit in with the mafia setting during some unspecified era. There are no roles in this game that win by killing a specific character. The characters are just there to amuse you, though they may be associated in some way with the storyline. The DP will last for 72 hours, which means it concludes at 9 p.m. (pacific) on the 25th.

Opening:
Although she had only spent two days at "the resort", Zelda was already growing weary of it"s idiosyncrasies. After all, she came to these places searching for inspiration, but it was always the same fools laughing around every corner. Lost in her own musings, Zelda would have missed the red liquid slowly seeping down the steps of cottage 16. It was only the sharp squeak of broken hinges that acquired her attention moments before Charlie Chaplin sagged, quite dead, through his broken door. Zelda"s high pitched scream was equal parts terror and satisfaction...
daytonanerd
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4/22/2013 11:03:03 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:02:08 PM, Yraelz wrote:
Players:
1. Rice
2. Lannan
3. Smithereens
4. Sui_Genesis
5. Pennington
6. Mustachero
7. TA
8. TDK
9. Khaos
10. Gondun
11. RocketEngineer
12. Lucky_Luciano
13. Daytonanerd
14. Budda
15. TUF


Additional Information:
With 15 players it takes 8 to lynch. I have supplied characters that somehow fit in with the mafia setting during some unspecified era. There are no roles in this game that win by killing a specific character. The characters are just there to amuse you, though they may be associated in some way with the storyline. The DP will last for 72 hours, which means it concludes at 9 p.m. (pacific) on the 25th.

Opening:
Although she had only spent two days at "the resort", Zelda was already growing weary of it"s idiosyncrasies. After all, she came to these places searching for inspiration, but it was always the same fools laughing around every corner. Lost in her own musings, Zelda would have missed the red liquid slowly seeping down the steps of cottage 16. It was only the sharp squeak of broken hinges that acquired her attention moments before Charlie Chaplin sagged, quite dead, through his broken door. Zelda"s high pitched scream was equal parts terror and satisfaction...

VTL Mustacheo for at least a character claim.
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4/22/2013 11:03:04 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Whats the overall theme?
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
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4/22/2013 11:04:22 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:02:08 PM, Yraelz wrote:
Additional Information:
With 15 players it takes 8 to lynch. I have supplied characters that somehow fit in with the mafia setting during some unspecified era. There are no roles in this game that win by killing a specific character. The characters are just there to amuse you, though they may be associated in some way with the storyline. The DP will last for 72 hours, which means it concludes at 9 p.m. (pacific) on the 25th.
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4/22/2013 11:05:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:03:04 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Whats the overall theme?

A mafia era. You can figure out which one.
daytonanerd
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4/22/2013 11:06:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:05:01 PM, Yraelz wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:03:04 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Whats the overall theme?

A mafia era. You can figure out which one.

A mafia era? I've never heard that phrase before. Budda or Tuf, you'd know, right?
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Buddamoose
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4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Buddamoose
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4/22/2013 11:07:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:05:01 PM, Yraelz wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:03:04 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Whats the overall theme?

A mafia era. You can figure out which one.

Prohibition era most likely
"Reality is an illusion created due to a lack of alcohol"
-Airmax1227

"You were the moon all this time, and he was always there to make you shine."

"Was he the sun?"

"No honey, he was the darkness"

-Kazekirion
Khaos_Mage
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4/22/2013 11:08:19 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:03:04 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
Whats the overall theme?

I am guessing it is the 1930s or so.
Does anyone know if there are any roles, or just straight up vanilla and goons (with clever backstories)?
My work here is, finally, done.
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4/22/2013 11:10:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:03:03 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:02:08 PM, Yraelz wrote:
Players:
1. Rice
2. Lannan
3. Smithereens
4. Sui_Genesis
5. Pennington
6. Mustachero
7. TA
8. TDK
9. Khaos
10. Gondun
11. RocketEngineer
12. Lucky_Luciano
13. Daytonanerd
14. Budda
15. TUF


Additional Information:
With 15 players it takes 8 to lynch. I have supplied characters that somehow fit in with the mafia setting during some unspecified era. There are no roles in this game that win by killing a specific character. The characters are just there to amuse you, though they may be associated in some way with the storyline. The DP will last for 72 hours, which means it concludes at 9 p.m. (pacific) on the 25th.

Opening:
Although she had only spent two days at "the resort", Zelda was already growing weary of it"s idiosyncrasies. After all, she came to these places searching for inspiration, but it was always the same fools laughing around every corner. Lost in her own musings, Zelda would have missed the red liquid slowly seeping down the steps of cottage 16. It was only the sharp squeak of broken hinges that acquired her attention moments before Charlie Chaplin sagged, quite dead, through his broken door. Zelda"s high pitched scream was equal parts terror and satisfaction...

VTL Mustacheo for at least a character claim.
Townie, and from what I've been told Im Vanilla (?).
daytonanerd
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4/22/2013 11:11:01 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Looking back on my character, my guy's a socialist who somehow got put in jail, so it makes me think that this may have something to do with J. Edgar Hoover.
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4/22/2013 11:11:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:10:47 PM, Mustachero wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:03:03 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:02:08 PM, Yraelz wrote:
Players:
1. Rice
2. Lannan
3. Smithereens
4. Sui_Genesis
5. Pennington
6. Mustachero
7. TA
8. TDK
9. Khaos
10. Gondun
11. RocketEngineer
12. Lucky_Luciano
13. Daytonanerd
14. Budda
15. TUF


Additional Information:
With 15 players it takes 8 to lynch. I have supplied characters that somehow fit in with the mafia setting during some unspecified era. There are no roles in this game that win by killing a specific character. The characters are just there to amuse you, though they may be associated in some way with the storyline. The DP will last for 72 hours, which means it concludes at 9 p.m. (pacific) on the 25th.

Opening:
Although she had only spent two days at "the resort", Zelda was already growing weary of it"s idiosyncrasies. After all, she came to these places searching for inspiration, but it was always the same fools laughing around every corner. Lost in her own musings, Zelda would have missed the red liquid slowly seeping down the steps of cottage 16. It was only the sharp squeak of broken hinges that acquired her attention moments before Charlie Chaplin sagged, quite dead, through his broken door. Zelda"s high pitched scream was equal parts terror and satisfaction...

VTL Mustacheo for at least a character claim.
Townie, and from what I've been told Im Vanilla (?).

Fair enough.

Unvote
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4/22/2013 11:11:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:09:49 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
Why Prohibition/30's? I get Chaplin, but I don't think Zelda was a popular name...

Legend of Zelda is timeless...
My work here is, finally, done.
Khaos_Mage
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4/22/2013 11:13:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:09:49 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
Why Prohibition/30's? I get Chaplin, but I don't think Zelda was a popular name...

Seriously, though, the most famous (real) Zelda I know was F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife. His writing career was around the 1930s.
My work here is, finally, done.
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4/22/2013 11:14:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:13:47 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:09:49 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
Why Prohibition/30's? I get Chaplin, but I don't think Zelda was a popular name...

Seriously, though, the most famous (real) Zelda I know was F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife. His writing career was around the 1930s.

Maybe. I have heard of a very few old people named Zelda...
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4/22/2013 11:21:21 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
What are all the roles for this game? Or am I not allowed to know that?
All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
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4/22/2013 11:29:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim

What does VTL mean?
"Age is not important" - Airmax 2014
"Australia... is that a place?" - Airmax 2014
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4/22/2013 11:33:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:29:14 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim

What does VTL mean?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it means Vote Lynch. It means that person is you're vote to be lynched that day.
All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
Lucky_Luciano
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4/22/2013 11:35:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:33:28 PM, Gondun wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:29:14 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim

What does VTL mean?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it means Vote Lynch. It means that person is you're vote to be lynched that day.

Why did Budda vote for me then?
"Age is not important" - Airmax 2014
"Australia... is that a place?" - Airmax 2014
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4/22/2013 11:37:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:35:27 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:33:28 PM, Gondun wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:29:14 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim

What does VTL mean?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it means Vote Lynch. It means that person is you're vote to be lynched that day.

Why did Budda vote for me then?

He's trying to scare you into revealing what (if any) role you have.
All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
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4/22/2013 11:38:15 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:35:27 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:33:28 PM, Gondun wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:29:14 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim

What does VTL mean?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it means Vote Lynch. It means that person is you're vote to be lynched that day.

Why did Budda vote for me then?

He wants you to make a claim about your character
Lucky_Luciano
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4/22/2013 11:42:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:37:46 PM, Gondun wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:35:27 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:33:28 PM, Gondun wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:29:14 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim

What does VTL mean?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it means Vote Lynch. It means that person is you're vote to be lynched that day.

Why did Budda vote for me then?

He's trying to scare you into revealing what (if any) role you have.

In that case I guess I'll have to stand firm. Sorry Budda, but I don't negotiate with terrorists.
"Age is not important" - Airmax 2014
"Australia... is that a place?" - Airmax 2014
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4/22/2013 11:44:10 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:35:27 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:33:28 PM, Gondun wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:29:14 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim

What does VTL mean?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it means Vote Lynch. It means that person is you're vote to be lynched that day.

Why did Budda vote for me then?

Aren't you familiar with the game? As such, shouldn't you be familiar with this strategy?
My work here is, finally, done.
Sui_Generis
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4/22/2013 11:44:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Guys..................................................hahahaha. Watch out for Lucky. He's an expert mafia player on a young DDO account. You don't know any answers to questions that he doesn't. Watch him.

Not a scumtell though, because if I were in his situation I'd be having a bit of fun town or scum.
"Mundus vult decipi--the world wants to be deceived. The truth is too complex and frightening; the taste for the truth is an acquired taste that few acquire."
-Martin Buber, I and Thou
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4/22/2013 11:44:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/22/2013 11:42:32 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:37:46 PM, Gondun wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:35:27 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:33:28 PM, Gondun wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:29:14 PM, Lucky_Luciano wrote:
At 4/22/2013 11:07:02 PM, Buddamoose wrote:
VTL Lucky Luciano for a character claim

What does VTL mean?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it means Vote Lynch. It means that person is you're vote to be lynched that day.

Why did Budda vote for me then?

He's trying to scare you into revealing what (if any) role you have.

In that case I guess I'll have to stand firm. Sorry Budda, but I don't negotiate with terrorists.

Dude he's going to vtl you unless you give him information and satisfy what he wants to know.