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Sapphique
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4/3/2016 12:44:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
INTRODUCTION TO MAFIA

Welcome! Mafia is a strategy game that pits an uninformed majority (the Town) against an informed minority (the Mafia). This means that the townies don't know who the other townies are, but the mafia do, and they have their own shared PM to communicate. The game begins with the Day Phase (DP), a public thread in which all players may discuss to determine who they think is mafia. Town's objective is to eliminate the mafia by voting to lynch them, while the mafia's objective is to avoid being lynched and get townies lynched instead. During the Night Phase (NP), players can use any abilities they have, and the mafia may kill one player of their choice. All night actions are submitted privately via each player's individual or mafia PM. The game ends when either all of the mafia have been eliminated, or when the mafia make up 50% or more of the living players (since there will not be enough townies to lynch them).

RULES

Gameplay

1. Votes or unvotes must be bolded.
2. You may unvote or change your vote at any time before the final vote count is posted. However, once a lynch occurs, no further vote changes will count.
3. A lynch occurs when a majority of the players votes to lynch someone.
4. After a lynch occurs, all players (including the lynched player) may talk until I post the final vote count.
5. If a majority hasn't been reached by deadline, or if a majority VTNLs, the DP will end in a no-lynch.
6. Submit night actions via your PM.
7. DPs have a deadline of 72 hours. NPs have a deadline of 24 hours.

Player Conduct

1. Don't C/P anything from your role PMs into the game. Paraphrasing is fine.
2. Don't talk about the game outside the thread or mod-sanctioned PMs.
3. Don't post in the game thread after you die and have been flipped.
4. Play to your win condition.
5. Violating one of these rules will result in a modkill.

Other

1. If you are asking me a question in the DP, please bold it.
2. Please try to maintain civil conduct.
3. Please try limiting quote pyramids. They clutter the game, making it more difficult to read.
4. Anything not covered here will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

The mafia may continue to talk in their designated PM after death.
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4/3/2016 12:48:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
SETUP

Because DDO formatting won't let me post tables, here's the link to the Matrix 6 setup, as well as a list of all possible role PMs. This is very important, so please read it:

https://docs.google.com...

COMMONLY USED TERMS

https://docs.google.com...

LIVING PLAYERS

1. Breakingamber
2. fire_wings
3. famousdebater
4. ObiWan
5. The_Great_Amalgam
6. missbailey8
7. TheFlex
8. The-Voice-of-Truth
9. bsh1

With 9 players alive, it takes 5 votes to lynch.
The DP ends in 72 hours, or at 9:50 pm, EST, on 4/5/16.
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"We wondered what happiness would look like if we could give it a physical form...the shape of happiness might resemble glass...even though you don't usually notice it, it's still definitely there. You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light. I doubt that anything else could argue its own existence more eloquently." ~Lelouch
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4/3/2016 12:51:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Note: Vaar is my co-mod for this series, so we'll share the modding responsibilities between us.
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"We wondered what happiness would look like if we could give it a physical form...the shape of happiness might resemble glass...even though you don't usually notice it, it's still definitely there. You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light. I doubt that anything else could argue its own existence more eloquently." ~Lelouch
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4/3/2016 12:54:00 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
When I used to run this series, I would include this at the start of the games. I think it has some useful information.

How to Start a Game?
When the first thread of a game is posted, how do you get it rolling? There are a few ways to do this. One is RVSing, meaning that you randomly select someone and VTL them for a soft claim or claim. If enough people VTL the person selected, they will be pressured into giving players the requested information. Then, you can analyze not just this information, but the selected player's reaction to the pressure, and the voters reactions to the RVS bandwagon. Another way to start the game is simply by asking questions or volunteering information.

What is the Objective of the Game? Town's objective is to find out who the mafia are. A townie doesn't know who the other townies are, and so they need to figure that out through investigation in the DP, and through careful use of roles in the NP, and through the sharing of information from the NP in the DP. Once town believes it has found a mafioso, they can lynch this player. If town lynches all the mafia, town wins. Mafia, on the other hand, wants to survive until the game ends. Each night, the mafia, may select someone to NK ("Night Kill"). They may NK in addition to using other abilities. During the DP, mafia wants to blend in and appear townie so as to not get lynched. Mafiosos also know who the other mafiosos are, and they can communicate in a private PM to coordinate, but there are far fewer mafia than town. Once it is mathematically impossible for mafia to lose, they win. They win as a group, so even if only one of them survives to the end, they all win together; this is the same for town. If only a few townies are left when town wins, all of the town wins.

What is your Role for? Each of you received a role in your PMs. Your role is something like a Bulletproof, a Doctor, or a Vanilla. You also received a description of how your role works. You roles can be used after a DP ends. Some roles get information, some roles protect people, and so forth, so roles have a bunch of different purposes, and there are ways to put these purposes to use. Your job is to use your role, as described to you, to benefit your team as you think best.
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4/3/2016 12:54:34 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I won't be super active until tomorrow, since I am prepping for a live debate tonight.
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4/3/2016 12:58:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Let the games begin.
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ObiWan
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4/3/2016 12:59:14 AM
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I have an assignment due tomorrow morning that I need to get done so I can't be overly active over the next 24hrs but I'll do my best to check in occasionally. I wasn't expecting to have to start in this game so my planning's been thrown off a bit.
These are not the droids you're looking for.
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4/3/2016 12:59:20 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2016 12:57:44 AM, ObiWan wrote:
VTL Famous

What is that supposed to mean?
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Solon <3

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"No one hates missbailey8 - she doesn't have enough of a persona to be hated."

"You're not quite a woman."
-YYW

"Isn't your girlfriend a Neo Nazi, though?"
-Devilry to Solon

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4/3/2016 1:05:00 AM
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At 4/3/2016 12:59:20 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 4/3/2016 12:57:44 AM, ObiWan wrote:
VTL Famous

What is that supposed to mean?

Vote To Lynch famousdebater

Basically I'm voting for him. Some people just write Vote X. It doesn't really matter which you use as long as it's clear who you're voting for (Saph feel free to correct me here). The more important thing is that if you're going to vote for someone you need to bold it.
These are not the droids you're looking for.
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4/3/2016 1:07:23 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2016 1:05:00 AM, ObiWan wrote:
At 4/3/2016 12:59:20 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 4/3/2016 12:57:44 AM, ObiWan wrote:
VTL Famous

What is that supposed to mean?

Vote To Lynch famousdebater

Basically I'm voting for him. Some people just write Vote X. It doesn't really matter which you use as long as it's clear who you're voting for (Saph feel free to correct me here). The more important thing is that if you're going to vote for someone you need to bold it.
Thanks, they just didn't out VTL in the common vocabulary.
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Solon <3

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"No one hates missbailey8 - she doesn't have enough of a persona to be hated."

"You're not quite a woman."
-YYW

"Isn't your girlfriend a Neo Nazi, though?"
-Devilry to Solon

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4/3/2016 1:11:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
VTL fire_wings
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Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"No one hates missbailey8 - she doesn't have enough of a persona to be hated."

"You're not quite a woman."
-YYW

"Isn't your girlfriend a Neo Nazi, though?"
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4/3/2016 1:19:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
VTL fire_wings
~missbailey8~

Solon <3

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"No one hates missbailey8 - she doesn't have enough of a persona to be hated."

"You're not quite a woman."
-YYW

"Isn't your girlfriend a Neo Nazi, though?"
-Devilry to Solon

The Clown Queen of DDO
Sapphique
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4/3/2016 1:35:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2016 1:05:00 AM, ObiWan wrote:
Basically I'm voting for him. Some people just write Vote X. It doesn't really matter which you use as long as it's clear who you're voting for (Saph feel free to correct me here). The more important thing is that if you're going to vote for someone you need to bold it.

Correct. Votes must be in bold.
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"We wondered what happiness would look like if we could give it a physical form...the shape of happiness might resemble glass...even though you don't usually notice it, it's still definitely there. You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light. I doubt that anything else could argue its own existence more eloquently." ~Lelouch
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4/3/2016 1:36:24 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2016 12:59:14 AM, ObiWan wrote:
I have an assignment due tomorrow morning that I need to get done so I can't be overly active over the next 24hrs but I'll do my best to check in occasionally. I wasn't expecting to have to start in this game so my planning's been thrown off a bit.

Yeah, sorry about that :P
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"We wondered what happiness would look like if we could give it a physical form...the shape of happiness might resemble glass...even though you don't usually notice it, it's still definitely there. You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light. I doubt that anything else could argue its own existence more eloquently." ~Lelouch
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4/3/2016 1:39:13 AM
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VOTE COUNT

Famous (1/5) - Obi
Fire (1/5) - Bailey

Not voting: Breaking, Fire, Famous, Amalgam, Flex, VOT, Bsh
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"We wondered what happiness would look like if we could give it a physical form...the shape of happiness might resemble glass...even though you don't usually notice it, it's still definitely there. You merely have to change your point of view slightly, and then that glass will sparkle when it reflects the light. I doubt that anything else could argue its own existence more eloquently." ~Lelouch
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4/3/2016 2:28:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2016 1:36:24 AM, Sapphique wrote:
At 4/3/2016 12:59:14 AM, ObiWan wrote:
I have an assignment due tomorrow morning that I need to get done so I can't be overly active over the next 24hrs but I'll do my best to check in occasionally. I wasn't expecting to have to start in this game so my planning's been thrown off a bit.

Yeah, sorry about that :P

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4/3/2016 2:31:19 AM
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unvote

just remembered famous is in the UK so won't be on for a while. Putting some pressure on fire is as a good a play as any atm.

VTL fire_wings
These are not the droids you're looking for.
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4/3/2016 2:34:04 AM
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VOTE COUNT

Fire (2/5) - Bailey, Obi

Not voting: Breaking, Fire, Famous, Amalgam, Flex, VOT, Bsh
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4/3/2016 2:34:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2016 2:31:19 AM, ObiWan wrote:
unvote

just remembered famous is in the UK so won't be on for a while. Putting some pressure on fire is as a good a play as any atm.

VTL fire_wings
Exactly my sentiments.
~missbailey8~

Solon <3

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"No one hates missbailey8 - she doesn't have enough of a persona to be hated."

"You're not quite a woman."
-YYW

"Isn't your girlfriend a Neo Nazi, though?"
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4/3/2016 2:45:35 AM
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At 4/3/2016 2:34:06 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 4/3/2016 2:31:19 AM, ObiWan wrote:
unvote

just remembered famous is in the UK so won't be on for a while. Putting some pressure on fire is as a good a play as any atm.

VTL fire_wings
Exactly my sentiments.

Have you ever played mafia before?
These are not the droids you're looking for.
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4/3/2016 2:49:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/3/2016 2:45:35 AM, ObiWan wrote:
At 4/3/2016 2:34:06 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 4/3/2016 2:31:19 AM, ObiWan wrote:
unvote

just remembered famous is in the UK so won't be on for a while. Putting some pressure on fire is as a good a play as any atm.

VTL fire_wings
Exactly my sentiments.

Have you ever played mafia before?
No, this is my first. I've just read through a lot of the archived mafia games.
~missbailey8~

Solon <3

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"No one hates missbailey8 - she doesn't have enough of a persona to be hated."

"You're not quite a woman."
-YYW

"Isn't your girlfriend a Neo Nazi, though?"
-Devilry to Solon

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4/3/2016 6:17:58 AM
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No one else vote Fire so that he is not accidentally hammered.
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4/3/2016 6:37:06 AM
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At 4/3/2016 6:17:58 AM, bsh1 wrote:
No one else vote Fire so that he is not accidentally hammered.

Yeah, you're right. We should wait for fire to at least get into the game again.
~missbailey8~

Solon <3

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"No one hates missbailey8 - she doesn't have enough of a persona to be hated."

"You're not quite a woman."
-YYW

"Isn't your girlfriend a Neo Nazi, though?"
-Devilry to Solon

The Clown Queen of DDO
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4/3/2016 6:38:50 AM
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At 4/3/2016 6:37:06 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 4/3/2016 6:17:58 AM, bsh1 wrote:
No one else vote Fire so that he is not accidentally hammered.

Yeah, you're right. We should wait for fire to at least get into the game again.

Agreed.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


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"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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4/3/2016 2:42:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Hey. Checking in. Won't be too active until this evening since I got plans for today. I'll see what I can muster till then.
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4/3/2016 2:49:45 PM
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Checking in. I'm here. I'll be blowing up this thread by Monday afternoon, for sure.

For now:

VTL bsh1
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