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1/8/2014 6:40:44 PM
Posted: 2 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 mafia have their own shared PM where they can coordinate and discuss strategies. 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 (DP) and Night Phases (NP). Each DP will be conducted in a public thread created by me (such as this one). I will start each DP with a summary of actions performed the previous NP, a list of living and dead players, and other rules and notes. The DP 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 covertly 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 DP, each player may cast a vote to lynch another player. The format is VTL Player Name. Unbolded votes do not count. To remove your vote from a player, simply Unvote. Alternatively, you may vote that no player be lynched that day with a vote 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 DP will end with the death of that player (if applicable) and the NP will begin.

The NP 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 NP 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 DP 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.
Mod-kill - 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.
Soft-claim - 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.
2. DPs 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. NPs 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. Any DP or NP that starts or ends on a weekend will be automatically extended 24 hours.
5. Be active (submit any Night actions in a timely matter and participate in DP 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 DP thread. You must always paraphrase. Simply replacing the occasional word with a synonym is not acceptable.
7. All game related questions should be directed to me, via PM. You don't have to create a new PM, you may use your Role PM or mafia PM. If game related question are posted in the forum thread, please bold them.

Also, Khaos and I are Co-Moding this series. For this game there are three mafia, and 6 townies.
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1/8/2014 6:46:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Round 1:

This Round will introduce you to the concept and basics of Mafia, including Role Madness!

Set-Up:

The roles found in this game are from the following list and only from the following list:

Town Roles

Cop - Investigates Players' alignments
Dreamer - Learns players' alignments passively
Priest - Learns roles of players that visit him
Role Cop - Learns players' roles
Tracker - Learns who players visit
Watcher - Learns who visits a player
Oracle - Reveals a player's role upon death
Bodyguard - Redirects lethal actions to self
Bulletproof - Immune to night kills
Doctor - Prevents the deaths of players
Virgin - If lynched, prevents all deaths the following Night Phase
Bomb - If killed at night, kills his killer
Hunter - If lynched, may kill another player
Paranoid Gun Owner - Kills anyone that visits him at night
Super Saint - If lynched, kills whoever placed the last vote
Vigilante - May kill another player at night
Universal Backup - Assumes the role of the first Town player to die
Mimic - May copy another player's role
Roleblocker - May prevent another player from using their role
Innocent Child - Mod confirmed as a Townie during a certain Day Phase
Vanilla - Has no role
Pacifist - Cannot place votes on people at L-1
Asthetic - Isn't affected by nonlethal actions
Sidekick - Can redirect nonlethal actions from one player to themselves

Mafia Roles

Role Cop - Learns players' roles
Suicide Bomber - May kill another player during the day, dying in the process
Mimic - May copy another player's role
Scout - Learns who players visit
Lookout - Learns who visits a player
Redirector - May redirect actions from one player to another
Role Stealer - May steal another player role. The new role is permanent.

Additionally, there is a maximum of only one of each role. Also, no townie can have a mafia role, but some mafia may have town roles.

Roles have been generated randomly, and have been randomly assigned.
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1/8/2014 6:49:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Living Players:

1. Jopo
2. Pots
3. TheBigF
4. Yay842
5. DudeStop
6. Lannan13
7. Crypto
8. Hatstand
9. SolonKR

With 9 players alive, it takes 5 votes to lynch.
Since I will be busy on Friday, this DP will be a little longer. This DP ends no later than 10:00pm DDO time on Saturday, January the 11th.
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1/8/2014 7:32:08 PM
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Lets get this show on the road. I will soft claim right off the bat.

I am quite the hippie. I like colorful things, and I abhor violence.

People might ask why I soft claim so early, I say this. My role is absolutely no harm or benifit to anyone, and won't hurt to out it early.

I do this simply to start conversation and get this game going.
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1/8/2014 7:57:16 PM
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Zaradi is not here, so I will take his place in being the genius dood who starts stuff, but first I will soft claim in the name of 'Murica.

hint: the city never sleeps, bad guys be (t)rolling down the street, why should I too?
(gayest soft claim ever)

anyhoo, I VTL Lannan for claim. I suspect he will be most active and will respond quicker
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1/8/2014 7:58:38 PM
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At 1/8/2014 7:32:08 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Lets get this show on the road. I will soft claim right off the bat.

I am quite the hippie. I like colorful things, and I abhor violence.

People might ask why I soft claim so early, I say this. My role is absolutely no harm or benifit to anyone, and won't hurt to out it early.

I do this simply to start conversation and get this game going.

gotcha, seems innocent. I'm 99% sure Pots is town because I can guess obviously what that is.
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1/8/2014 8:04:16 PM
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I'm gonna RVS for activity. This vote is completly random; it has no justification. As soon as the target goes active, it will be removed.

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1/8/2014 8:05:33 PM
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At 1/8/2014 7:58:38 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 1/8/2014 7:32:08 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Lets get this show on the road. I will soft claim right off the bat.

I am quite the hippie. I like colorful things, and I abhor violence.

People might ask why I soft claim so early, I say this. My role is absolutely no harm or benifit to anyone, and won't hurt to out it early.

I do this simply to start conversation and get this game going.

gotcha, seems innocent. I'm 99% sure Pots is town because I can guess obviously what that is.

Can you elaborate further? You seem awful quick to townread me off of one post.
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1/8/2014 8:14:30 PM
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At 1/8/2014 8:05:33 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 1/8/2014 7:58:38 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 1/8/2014 7:32:08 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Lets get this show on the road. I will soft claim right off the bat.

I am quite the hippie. I like colorful things, and I abhor violence.

People might ask why I soft claim so early, I say this. My role is absolutely no harm or benifit to anyone, and won't hurt to out it early.

I do this simply to start conversation and get this game going.

gotcha, seems innocent. I'm 99% sure Pots is town because I can guess obviously what that is.

Can you elaborate further? You seem awful quick to townread me off of one post.

well, the only one I think is pacifist. it makes perfect sense. Affects neither side and anti-violence
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1/8/2014 8:16:25 PM
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At 1/8/2014 8:14:30 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 1/8/2014 8:05:33 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 1/8/2014 7:58:38 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 1/8/2014 7:32:08 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
Lets get this show on the road. I will soft claim right off the bat.

I am quite the hippie. I like colorful things, and I abhor violence.

People might ask why I soft claim so early, I say this. My role is absolutely no harm or benifit to anyone, and won't hurt to out it early.

I do this simply to start conversation and get this game going.

gotcha, seems innocent. I'm 99% sure Pots is town because I can guess obviously what that is.

Can you elaborate further? You seem awful quick to townread me off of one post.

well, the only one I think is pacifist. it makes perfect sense. Affects neither side and anti-violence

Very well. Consider that a hard claim.
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1/8/2014 9:19:24 PM
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NOTC is replacing in for Hats.

Hats is now an advisor.
She may post comments, but is not playing. Her experience will be valuable for everyone.
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1/8/2014 9:21:01 PM
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since gonna be active now i think maybe
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1/8/2014 9:34:42 PM
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VOTE COUNT

NightCats (1/5) - Yay
TheBigF (1/5) - Pots
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1/8/2014 9:45:48 PM
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no wait dont activate virgin powers yet. wait a little until we gather more information
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1/8/2014 9:59:25 PM
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VOTE COUNT

NightCats (1/5) - NightCats
Lannan13 (1/5) - Yay
TheBigF (1/5) - Pots
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1/8/2014 10:05:42 PM
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Don't we have to activate her virgin powers now? It only works if she's lynched - if we don't lynch her, mafia will kill her and then we loose the chance...

At 1/8/2014 9:45:48 PM, yay842 wrote:
no wait dont activate virgin powers yet. wait a little until we gather more information
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1/8/2014 10:06:56 PM
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At 1/8/2014 9:39:18 PM, NightofTheLivingCats wrote:
I am the virgin.

vtl Cats

In mofia, or just in general?
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1/8/2014 10:07:24 PM
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At 1/8/2014 10:05:42 PM, jopo wrote:
Don't we have to activate her virgin powers now? It only works if she's lynched - if we don't lynch her, mafia will kill her and then we loose the chance...

At 1/8/2014 9:45:48 PM, yay842 wrote:
no wait dont activate virgin powers yet. wait a little until we gather more information

why just activate virgin powers when we literally have only 1 hard claim. we should get more information then activate virgin powers when we get more people to claim. since you're here.
Unvote VTL Jopo for claim
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1/8/2014 10:08:59 PM
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activating virgin powers is just a waste because its still a town casualty anyway:

if we activate virgin powers now, its 1 town dead
if we activate virgin powers after we gather more info, then we activate virgin powers and still 1 town dead but in the end its still one town dead but we get more info
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1/8/2014 10:14:04 PM
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My opinion toward soft claiming in mafia -
"Been there, done that, messed around, I'm having fun - don't put me down"
Not sure how that falls on the soft-hard continuum
At 1/8/2014 10:07:24 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 1/8/2014 10:05:42 PM, jopo wrote:
Don't we have to activate her virgin powers now? It only works if she's lynched - if we don't lynch her, mafia will kill her and then we loose the chance...

At 1/8/2014 9:45:48 PM, yay842 wrote:
no wait dont activate virgin powers yet. wait a little until we gather more information

why just activate virgin powers when we literally have only 1 hard claim. we should get more information then activate virgin powers when we get more people to claim. since you're here.
Unvote VTL Jopo for claim
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1/8/2014 10:14:56 PM
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At 1/8/2014 10:14:04 PM, jopo wrote:
My opinion toward soft claiming in mafia -
"Been there, done that, messed around, I'm having fun - don't put me down"

is that your soft claim?
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1/8/2014 10:15:51 PM
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At 1/8/2014 10:13:27 PM, DudeStop wrote:
I'll vote for Yay842. Just look at his beady little eyes...

Unvote VTL Dudestop for claim
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1/8/2014 10:16:41 PM
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At 1/8/2014 10:14:56 PM, yay842 wrote:
At 1/8/2014 10:14:04 PM, jopo wrote:
My opinion toward soft claiming in mafia -
"Been there, done that, messed around, I'm having fun - don't put me down"

is that your soft claim?

Yeah, I tried to keep it somewhat obscure, not sure how it came across as too vague or too obvious - to me it makes things so clear, but I'm the one who wrote it so I get the connection.