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4/28/2014 6:41:00 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. Can 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. You know I want to poison you. I serve us both glasses of wine. You think the poison is in the glass in front of you, but you know I know that's what you'd think, and so you realize the poison is actually in my glass, and I'm just waiting for your to drink from it instead.

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 extensions will by announced by me in the DP thread; you may request extensions, but it is at my personal discretion whether to grant such requests
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. I will prompt you once, and only once. If your activity remains low after that, you will be mod-killed.
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. Excessive trolling will not be tolerated. One warning will be given per game. After that, I may mod-kill you
8. 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.
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4/28/2014 6:42:47 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
Aesthetic - 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. However, if a role shows up in both the town and mafia lists (e.g. mimic) there can be both a town mimic and a mafia mimic in the game, though not 2 town mimics or 2 mafia mimics. Also, no townie can have a mafia role, and vice versa.

Roles have been generated randomly, and have been randomly assigned.
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4/28/2014 6:44:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
LIVING PLAYERS

Chrysippus
Niqash
Mikal
Wylted
Yay
Endark
rross
Angel
Daytona
Pots
XLAV

With 11 players alive, it takes 6 votes to lynch.
The DP ends at 6:00pm DDO time, 4/30/14.


Good luck!
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4/28/2014 6:46:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
ATTENTION

SolonKR and I are co-modding this series. Solon will run the DP for 24.1 and I will run the NP. Best of luck to everyone!
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4/28/2014 7:05:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
VTL Niquash for claim

This dude always plays so scummy, getting this issue out the way already. I dropped my chaos series game to focus on this btw so I will be active
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4/28/2014 7:05:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:05:34 PM, Mikal wrote:
: VTL Niquash for claim
:
This dude always plays so scummy, getting this issue out the way already. I dropped my chaos series game to focus on this btw so I will be active
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4/28/2014 7:34:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 6:51:55 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
VTL Rross for soft-claim.

Well, I'm definitely town, but I think you want me to say what my role is.

But here's what I think. We don't care what roles people have, only if they're mafia or not. But the mafia wants to learn what roles we have so they can pick who to kill. So we shouldn't say.

And you'd know this because you've played this game before.

VTL Niqashmotawadi3
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4/28/2014 7:41:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
VOTE COUNT:

Rross (1/6)- Niqash
Niqash (2/6)- Mikal, rross
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4/28/2014 7:43:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:34:29 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 6:51:55 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
VTL Rross for soft-claim.

Well, I'm definitely town, but I think you want me to say what my role is.

But here's what I think. We don't care what roles people have, only if they're mafia or not. But the mafia wants to learn what roles we have so they can pick who to kill. So we shouldn't say.

And you'd know this because you've played this game before.

VTL Niqashmotawadi3

You got me. I'm scum. Just kidding. It's useful to know what roles other townies have so we could have town teamwork using our roles. My town role requires knowledge of other roles to be used wisely.

Anyway, you soft-claimed.
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4/28/2014 7:44:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:05:34 PM, Mikal wrote:
VTL Niquash for claim

This dude always plays so scummy, getting this issue out the way already. I dropped my chaos series game to focus on this btw so I will be active

Hi, Mikal. I'm town his time and with a semi-important role. It seems like another word for "immunity system" when read and understood literally.
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4/28/2014 7:44:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:43:15 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:34:29 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 6:51:55 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
VTL Rross for soft-claim.

Well, I'm definitely town, but I think you want me to say what my role is.

But here's what I think. We don't care what roles people have, only if they're mafia or not. But the mafia wants to learn what roles we have so they can pick who to kill. So we shouldn't say.

And you'd know this because you've played this game before.

VTL Niqashmotawadi3

You got me. I'm scum. Just kidding. It's useful to know what roles other townies have so we could have town teamwork using our roles. My town role requires knowledge of other roles to be used wisely.

Anyway, you soft-claimed.
Unvote


Oh. So what's soft claiming exactly?
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4/28/2014 7:45:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:44:50 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:43:15 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:34:29 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 6:51:55 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
VTL Rross for soft-claim.

Well, I'm definitely town, but I think you want me to say what my role is.

But here's what I think. We don't care what roles people have, only if they're mafia or not. But the mafia wants to learn what roles we have so they can pick who to kill. So we shouldn't say.

And you'd know this because you've played this game before.

VTL Niqashmotawadi3

You got me. I'm scum. Just kidding. It's useful to know what roles other townies have so we could have town teamwork using our roles. My town role requires knowledge of other roles to be used wisely.

Anyway, you soft-claimed.
Unvote


Oh. So what's soft claiming exactly?

To give a hint about your role, preferably one which that person only would understand.
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4/28/2014 7:47:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:45:45 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:44:50 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:43:15 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:34:29 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 6:51:55 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
VTL Rross for soft-claim.

Well, I'm definitely town, but I think you want me to say what my role is.

But here's what I think. We don't care what roles people have, only if they're mafia or not. But the mafia wants to learn what roles we have so they can pick who to kill. So we shouldn't say.

And you'd know this because you've played this game before.

VTL Niqashmotawadi3

You got me. I'm scum. Just kidding. It's useful to know what roles other townies have so we could have town teamwork using our roles. My town role requires knowledge of other roles to be used wisely.

Anyway, you soft-claimed.
Unvote


Oh. So what's soft claiming exactly?

To give a hint about your role, preferably one which that person only would understand.

I see.
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4/28/2014 7:48:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:44:50 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:43:15 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:34:29 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 6:51:55 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
VTL Rross for soft-claim.

Well, I'm definitely town, but I think you want me to say what my role is.

But here's what I think. We don't care what roles people have, only if they're mafia or not. But the mafia wants to learn what roles we have so they can pick who to kill. So we shouldn't say.

And you'd know this because you've played this game before.

VTL Niqashmotawadi3

You got me. I'm scum. Just kidding. It's useful to know what roles other townies have so we could have town teamwork using our roles. My town role requires knowledge of other roles to be used wisely.

Anyway, you soft-claimed.
Unvote


Oh. So what's soft claiming exactly?

thats not a soft claim at all lol. Ignore that
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4/28/2014 7:48:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:47:07 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
You didn't actually give out your role there, but I'm assuming it's one of the important roles, so that's an enough soft-claim for me.

I am actually pushing you to full claim, either that or I am intent to lynch you. Every time you have not offered anything about your roll you have been scum.
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4/28/2014 7:49:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:48:09 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:44:50 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:43:15 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:34:29 PM, rross wrote:
At 4/28/2014 6:51:55 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
VTL Rross for soft-claim.

Well, I'm definitely town, but I think you want me to say what my role is.

But here's what I think. We don't care what roles people have, only if they're mafia or not. But the mafia wants to learn what roles we have so they can pick who to kill. So we shouldn't say.

And you'd know this because you've played this game before.

VTL Niqashmotawadi3

You got me. I'm scum. Just kidding. It's useful to know what roles other townies have so we could have town teamwork using our roles. My town role requires knowledge of other roles to be used wisely.

Anyway, you soft-claimed.
Unvote


Oh. So what's soft claiming exactly?

thats not a soft claim at all lol. Ignore that

Well, her belligerence is townie behavior.
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4/28/2014 7:50:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:48:46 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:47:07 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
You didn't actually give out your role there, but I'm assuming it's one of the important roles, so that's an enough soft-claim for me.

I am actually pushing you to full claim, either that or I am intent to lynch you. Every time you have not offered anything about your roll you have been scum.

Well, I see your point. I've been chosen scum a lot by the random generator. Well, I'm Bodyguard.
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4/28/2014 7:51:04 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
VOTE COUNT:

Niqash (2/6)- Mikal, rross

The definition of a soft-claim, as given by the OP, is:
Soft-claim - dropping hints, but not out-right claiming to be a specific character or role.
This could include anything from anagrams to allusions to puzzlers to play-on-words, or more.
I highly recommend that everyone in this game who has not played before read the first two posts with at least some degree of attentiveness; they include useful information.
SO to Bailey, the love of my life <3
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4/28/2014 7:51:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:50:20 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:48:46 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 4/28/2014 7:47:07 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
You didn't actually give out your role there, but I'm assuming it's one of the important roles, so that's an enough soft-claim for me.

I am actually pushing you to full claim, either that or I am intent to lynch you. Every time you have not offered anything about your roll you have been scum.

Well, I see your point. I've been chosen scum a lot by the random generator. Well, I'm Bodyguard.

fair enough unvote NIquash
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4/28/2014 7:53:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:51:04 PM, SolonKR wrote:
VOTE COUNT:

Niqash (2/6)- Mikal, rross

The definition of a soft-claim, as given by the OP, is:
Soft-claim - dropping hints, but not out-right claiming to be a specific character or role.
This could include anything from anagrams to allusions to puzzlers to play-on-words, or more.
I highly recommend that everyone in this game who has not played before read the first two posts with at least some degree of attentiveness; they include useful information.

Sorrrrrry! I'll read it again.
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4/28/2014 7:53:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
VTL Endarken for inactivity

I guess my next target, he is usually more active. Hard to get any reads thus far, I do slight town read niquash
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4/28/2014 7:54:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:53:19 PM, NiqashMotawadi3 wrote:
Speaking of which, Yay has been at least three times scum in four Mafia games I've played. We should pressure him.

VTL Yay

im fine with yay after endarken. I want to get some tell on him first

I am always 100 percent okay with a yay or khaoz lynch on DP1
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4/28/2014 7:54:47 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 7:53:17 PM, Mikal wrote:
VTL Endarken for inactivity

I guess my next target, he is usually more active. Hard to get any reads thus far, I do slight town read niquash

Okay, I'm sheeping you for the time being so the pressure is not divided into separate wagons.

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VTL Endarken
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4/28/2014 7:54:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Here's my next theory. Because it's a beginners game they'll put either Yay or Mikal as mafia and the other one as town, right? To help things along?