Artanis[xp] is helping me cohost this game. All questions can be directed to either me or him. Also, mod font is this, for future reference.
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The following paragraphs are shamelessly stolen from Flamewheel, who stole it from Incognito, who stole it from BloodyC0bbler, who stole it from Qatol, who stole it from Chuiu. I have made minor changes.
Mafia is an educated guessing game of epic proportions. The objective of the game is to lynch or kill all mafia members before they outnumber the rest of the town. It's much like a game of poker because mafia members are also part of the town during the day and may manipulate the vote to their liking.
This mafia game works slightly different than the normal one (read: Mafia), so I'll explain it a bit more. During the night mafia will collectively decide on and send in their hits to me, who they want dead (it's a good idea to discuss them during day so you know ahead of time). Any player with a special role that can act during the night must PM me their actions each and every night.
If the mafia at any time outnumber or equal the townspeople, they win the game. The goal for the townspeople is to lynch all the members of the mafia by whatever analysis, teamwork, or guile they have. The goal of the mafia, of course, is to kill the townspeople with murderous precision.
The game is typically very active and there are usually numerous walls of text to wade through. If you are not a person who likes reading then I highly suggest you don't play the game because it is essential to being informed within the game. I will not compensate for ignorance.
Rules: (subject to change)
I will not modkill for flaming unless it is VERY warranted (racial slurs, homophobia, etc.), but please be respectful of each other. Accuse each other of scumminess, but do not attack each other personally. It's just not cool, bros.
Cheating includes (but is not limited to) the following and will get you banned from future games:
1. Posting after death. You may have one goodbye post, but it may not contain any potential game-changing information.
2. Betraying your role and ruining the game for everyone by doing something like hand out your mafia's member list to the town.
3. Logging on to someone else's account / checking their PMs / looking over someone's shoulder to get their role.
4. Comparing role PM times to determine roles.
5. Posting screenshots of your inbox. This is not a photoshop competition.
6. Posting any PM you receive from a host.
7. Editing posts. Editing posts is not allowed for any reason. The mods can see your edits, and if you are caught, you will look suspicious. Editing will result in a warning. After that, you will be owned.Please do not edit; this is the one part of the site where it is okay to be double posting, even triple-posting. While I ask for everybody to post as concisely as possible, post again if you have to edit anything.
1. Voting is done in a separate thread, located here. Please keep votes there, and only votes. The third post of this thread will contain the vote count.
2. Please vote in the following format, to make it easier for everyone to read: ##Vote Qatol. While the bolding in itself is not necessarily needed, it makes it easier on everybody's eyes. Please bold. Votes not done in the correct fashion will not be counted. I will update votes whenever I get the chance.
3. You cannot autochange your vote to the losing or winning bandwagon.
4. You may vote for yourself if you're crazy. You may not vote for anyone dead or outside the game.
5. In the event of a tie the person with the most votes first wins over the other person.
6. Voting is mandatory. You may NOT abstain.
7. If you miss a vote or fail to post during one day cycle, you will be modkilled.
The voting cycle will be the TL standard 48 hour days, 24 hour nights. The cycles will end/begin at 11 PM EDT (8 PM PDT) (12 AM the next day KST).
PMs are not allowed this game unless you are PMing me or you are mafia, and then you may only PM your fellow mafia. I think PMs are too OP for town, so everything will happen in the thread this game.
They exist, you can use them starting Day 2. When you want to use one, just vote for using it the next day, in addition to voting for a person. If a majority wants Double Lynch, it will happen.
Inactivity has been a problem in every mafia game so far. Inactivity is most easily defined as failure to vote. If you do miss a vote, you will be modkilled. Special consideration will be exercised if a player in danger of being modkilled by this manner has been an active contributor in the thread. If something comes up and you know you will miss the vote, PM me in advance about it to let me know and you will be spared. Remember again: abstaining votes are NOT allowed. And once again, flaming is not tolerated. Keep it civil, or else you will receive a visit from an angry bear. Furthermore, you must post at least once in this thread every day and night cycle to avoid being modkilled. Simply voting doesn't work. This is to prevent lurkers.
Anyone who is modkilled may not play in one of my games until they have proven themselves to be active players in another game. I am hoping I never have to modkill anyone. I enjoy modkills, please, let me use bears (Yes, I modkill with bears. Deal with it.) Please remain active so I do not have to. However, do not just simply spam one-liners or worthless posts. Strategic modkills are NOT allowed, either. A strategic modkill is defined as anything that will better the position of your team. You cannot threaten with the words "well if you kill X and he's not mafia I'll get myself modkilled" or anything in that vein. Essentially, you maynot use your non-majority-decided death as a bargaining chip. If you do happen to be modkilled, you will be put on Qatol's ban list, and cannot play in an "official" game till you have served your sentence.
You have been warned.
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Signups are open starting now. Signups will remain open until the maximum of 25 people have signed up. Anyone is welcome to sign up, regardless of skill level. Before you sign up, though ask yourself if you are ready for the time commitment – there will be no warnings, just modkills. If you can be active, though, join us! We don't care if it's your first mafia game ever, we are welcoming people.
There are no clues in this game. Clues suck.
This game will follow a strict 48/24 hour day/night cycle. During the day, voting will be open in a separate thread, and some roles with secret day actions will need to PM me their day actions. During the night, all roles with night actions will need to PM those to me. The official time that cycles will begin/end at is MIDNIGHT EDT.
Thanks to anybody who's ever hosted a game. This list grows ever longer.
The balance crew (you know who you are) for helping to make this setup reasonably balanced.
If you have not read all the rules, please go back and do so.
This is a semi-open setup. Roles will be disclosed, but role counts will remain hidden. Read this section carefully, as it may be subject to change. Also, please not that I may or may not have used all the roles listed in this game.
Green Citizen (Town)
You are the average schmuck who makes up the backbone of the town side. You have no special powers except voting, but you are the silent majority. Enjoy that feeling for a moment. Enjoy it.
Yeah, you all know what Town does at this point. Vote by day, stay at home and wet themselves by night.
You are an operative who has run out of bullets, but you have an AED! You can use this AED to save a life at night, if necessary! Every night, you choose one person to creep on, and PM that person to me. If that person gets attacked, you will use your AED to save them!
You are a Blue operative who has run out of bullets, but you've been stationed in Liquidia for a while. You know most of the gossip around town, and you love to dig up dirt on people. Once per night, starting on night 2 you may PM me the name of a person you want to investigate. You will receive their role at the end of the night.
You are a big, beefy Blue operative who works out a lot. This makes you very hard to kill. You have two nightlives instead of one! This means two hits on one night, or one hit on separate nights. You will be notified if you lose one of your lives. You are out of bullets, so you can't kill anyone. If you get lynched, you die regardless of lives. You worked out all your muscles except the ones in your pencil-thin neck.
You are a Blue Operative who's run out of bullets, but it's okay, because you found a baseball bat! Once per game, starting on night 2, you may choose to PM me a name. You will then proceed to visit that person and brutally club them to death until your baseball bat is nothing but splinters. If they are protected or have more than one night life, you don't get your bat back! If your hit overlaps with mafia, I will cancel it and mafia will kill the person instead.
Blue Mad Hatter
You were the explosives specialist on your Blue operative team. This has left you kind of unhinged, but it doesn't matter that you're out of ammo, because you have two makeshift bombs! You may choose to do one thing per night: place a bomb on a person, or move an already placed bomb over to someone else. If you die, your bombs explode and kill whoever they are attached to. If that person is nightkilled or modkilled, your bomb will return to you, but you will lose it if they are lynched. If you are modkilled, your bombs do not detonate.
You are a Blue Operative who is out of ammo, but you came prepared! You have a bulletproof vest! You cannot be nightkilled by mafia. You CAN be vigi'd (baseball batted), Mad Hatter'd, poisoned, modkilled or lynched - your vest only blocks bullets!.
You are town, but you appear as a Red Operative to rolechecks. You also will not be informed that you are miller. Sucks to be you!
You are an idiot! You think this whole Blue/Red thing is just hilarious and grand! In fact, you have yourself convinced that the people voted on by the town don't die, but rather go to a magical land full of ice cream and ponies and other fun things! You are a 3rd party role whose win conditions are very simple: Get lynched. You do not win if you are nightkilled or modkilled, but you win if town lynches you. If the Village Idiot is lynched, the game will end, and nobody except the VI will win. You count towards town for purposes of determining town/mafia ratio.
Note: Please do not spam as village idiot (well, spam any more than normal). I will modkill you if you are taking up entire pages with oneline posts (plus, then town knows who you are, and thus won't lynch you). Use your judgement on this one, I'll warn you if it starts getting out of hand
Red Operative (Mafia Goon)
You have your orders, and they are simple: eliminate any Green/Blue Opposition. Red Operatives vote during the day, then picks people to kill at night in secret, and PMs that information to me. Those people, barring vet lives/medic protection, will die a horrible death! You win when you equal or outnumber the town.
Red Operative Leader (Godfather)
The Red Operative Leader is elected night 1 by the mafia. He or she then chooses a role they wish to appear as to rolechecks and PMs that role to me, and they will appear as that role for the rest of the game. If they do not PM me a role by the end of night 1, they will default to Green. Otherwise, it may be any role in this list.
Once per night cycle, you may PM me the name of a person who you wish to drug with a powerful concoction of LSD, Salvia, and cotton candy. If that person has a night action, they will not be able to use that night action, because they are currently trippin' balls. And I mean trippin' balls. The morning after, though, they will sober up and act normally for the rest of the game. You may not roleblock the same person 2 nights in a row, or else they'll start developing a resistance to your wonderdrug. Because you don't wish this to happen ever, you will refuse to drug the same person 2 nights in a row, so if you try, your mind will rebel against you and you will not drug anyone! Only blocks active abilities (medic protection, DT checks, etc), not passive abilities (veteran lives, village idiot's general stupidity). It does break bulletproof's ability (he's too drugged out to remember his bulletproof vest.)
You may poison people at night! Poisoning counts as one of mafia's KP. When someone is poisoned, they will die the next night cycle UNLESS a medic protects them that night cycle. Poisoning goes through medic protection. This probably sounds confusing, but think of it like this: When you poison someone, they don't die that night, so the medic protection does nothing. The next night, they will die, so the medic protection is necessary to cure them of the poison and save them. You do not have to poison every night.