Sorry BH, but then you don’t want credit for my bad edits I assume... thanks for the template though!
Mafia is an educated guessing game of epic proportions. The gamers are all either Town (good guys), or Mafia (bad guys who are pretending to be good guys) and nobody knows who the Mafia is. Each day, everyone gets together and votes to lynch one player. If you are lynched, you are out of the game, and everyone learns whether you were Town or Mafia.
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. Typically, if the mafia at any time outnumber or equal the townspeople, they win. The town's goal is to lynch all the members of the mafia.
The game is typically very active, so the thread will get big quickly. However, it is essential to read the thread to play the game. A thread could very well have upwards of 100 pages over the course of the game! Make sure you can side aside at least 1 hour each day for playing before you sign up.
Cheating includes (but is not limited to):
1. Posting after death. You may have one polite goodbye post, but it may not contain any potentially game-changing information.
2. Ruining the game by doing something like hand out your mafia's member list to the town.
3. Logging on to someone else's account to get their role or looking over someone's shoulder to get their role.
4. Comparing role PM times to determine roles.
5. Posting screenshots of your inbox, or really any screenshots of things from the game.
6. Posting or sharing any PM you receive from a host.
6.1. Whether or not you are allowed to post the wording of your Role PM will vary from game to game.
6.2. As a general rule, even in games where you're allowed to post the wording of your role PM, don't post the other stuff surrounding it (timestamps, who it was from/to, subject line, and so on).
7. Getting yourself modkilled to help your team. Your non-majority-decided death may not be used as a bargaining chip.
8. Signing up more than once using smurf accounts.
9. Betting items outside of the game in exchange for in-game benefits.
10. Sharing accounts with other players unless cleared by the host in advance. Otherwise, only you may post on your account.
Cheating is not tolerated here. The punishment will be severe if we weren’t the Wild West now... come back BH.
This is mod font. It is reserved for moderators. Please do not use it. I will spank your tooshie.
Rules specific to this game are also shown in blue text in this thread.
This is question font. Use it to ask the moderators questions about the rules. Please do us a favor and read the rules before you ask anything. Because I might even miss your question through the laziness
You must post in this thread at least once per 48 posting hours while you are alive. If you fail to meet activity requirements, you will get a warning, and then get removed from the game.
Try to stay on-topic while playing. I'll let you know if it's off-topic. HYPOCRISY OF THE SLAM
You can copy content, but not formatting, from your Mason QT if you want to copy/paste into thread. This way it is fakeable by mafia. Actually screw this, paraphrase only.
If you want to smurf, let me know. Smurfs are welcome.
If one of the players would like to hydra with someone else, that is acceptable. Please inform me. Your hydra can have any name, but the signature should be something like "Hydra of Blazinghand and WBG for Purgatory Mafia" so that people know which two players you are.
Try not to spam. If I think you're spamming I'll tell you to stop. Not stopping is strictly prohibited. If more than 100 posts on a few pages are yours, you could be spamming. If you post 40 or more posts in a row, you are borderline spamming. Relax your tooshie BH
Editing is not allowed for any reason. Editing is not allowed. Do not edit posts. You get one (1) warning for editing. After that, you will be modkilled. No editing. This includes indirect editing like linking an image, then editing the image. Editing your profile or signature are allowed, but if you try weird tricky things I'll get mad at you and do stuff. Yes, I'm being vague here, because it's fine to change your profile or sig or whatever, that's no good if you use it to make game related claims and then hide them (BH you fizzled out on that thought or what?)
If you want to post something insulting or inappropriate and know the TL mods would have a problem with it elsewhere, don't post it here. If you do, a host will warn you or modkill you and request that you be banned from future games. The hosts have the final say on what is inappropriate. If you do not like how someone is talking to you, please PM a host, Flamewheel, or Mig before involving the TL staff. If you are unsatisfied with how the situation is resolved, then you can appeal to the TL staff normally. Actually, these days the dude who posted Chernobyl disaster pics and pics of shrines to Molech (child sacrifice by fire) is hosting games. So just be considerate of people at work. HYPOCRISY OF THE SLAM
As a general guideline: Stuff like "this argument is dumb because XYZ" is fine. Stuff like "you are doing ABC, which is dumb" or "you're dumb because you do ABC, and ABC is dumb" is fine. Stuff like "you're dumb. lolooloooo" is fine but dumb as it claims the target to be. Insults and abrasive play happen, but it must all be oriented towards trying to win the game. Don't be that guy. The main thing is: don't insult for the purpose of insulting only. I'm very verbal about people getting out of line, so if you cross the line I will let you know. I am not afraid to ruin a game of mafia for 10 people and 4 hosts just to modkill someone.
The use of racial, ethnic, or gender/sexual slurs are not allowed in my games, nor should you expect them to be allowed anywhere on TL. Anyone using this kind of language will be immediately modkilled without warning. Even I didn’t do that, and I have powerful relatives in multiple government agencies for real. You better believe we will find you.
I haven't specifically outlined what exactly I find unacceptable, but err on the side of caution. As a general rule, I basically moderate entirely on my discretion. My goal is for everyone to have a good time. My co-hosts will also moderate entirely on their own judgement. Most of the time you will be warned directly and personally if you step out of line before any bigger actions are taken. The golden rule here is don't do anything I don't want you to do in terms of behavior, and act so that everyone has fun.
The report button is a nice feature for regular TL, but not for this forum. We prefer to deal with things in house if possible to avoid confusion among the TL staff. If you have a problem with how someone is posting, talk to the host, co-host, Flamewheel, or Mig before using your report button. Please do not use your report button for anything other than inappropriate posts which you feel are not being dealt with adequately. Actually don’t bug flamewheel. I don’t think he is here anymore. Mig still hangs around. KadaverBB will suffice as a replacement for Flamewherl.
Warnings and Modkills:
If you receive an official warning, it's like getting a Yellow Card. Play on, but the next one will be removing you from the game. If you get modkilled, it's like a Red Card. You are removed from the game immediately, and may have to sit out the next game. Players who are modkilled will be modkilled immediately, but their alignment/role won't be revealed until the end of the phase.
I also will often give unofficial warnings via PM. Think of this as the ref waving his arms around and shaking his head or something after a play. Not a Yellow Card, but I expect you to do better going forwards.
BH what is a yellow card? Does this refer to school or sports or something?
Please wait until this game is over to talk about modkills and bans resulting from this game.
Play to win.
This means you play your best to help your team win while you are alive and in the game. If you're not playing to win I will embarrass you in the thread for all the host wifom glory because I can’t ban you. But this won't be a problem, because if you don't want to win you can just not sign up k?
This also means that you cannot leave the game without a good reason without a ban. Not a site ban. Actually not a games ban either. I will just TP your house and kick your dog These situations will be dealt with on a case by case basis. PM your host if you need to leave the game.
You have been warned!
Check the OP of the game I'm hosting for specific voting rules-- anything written there overrides this.
1. Voting is done in the voting thread. Do not PM me your vote.
2. Please vote in the following format: ##Vote Blazinghand. Votes not done in the correct fashion will not be counted. I will update vote counts whenever I get the chance. Remember to include the rites when invoking a vote to BLAZINGHAND
3.5. If your vote is on someone, make sure to ##Unvote when you vote someone new (you can do this in the same post).
3. No conditional voting.
4. You may not vote for yourself. You may not vote for anyone dead or outside the game-- or rather, such votes will not count.
4.5. You can vote for a no-lynch if you want to.
5. This game follows a plurality Lynch style.
6. Voting by the end of a mandated cycle is mandatory.
This game is open to anyone, but we are using Wisdom of the Crowds, see below for details. Anyone may sign up for this game if they have played at least 1 game on TL Mafia. If this is your first game on TL but you have played elsewhere and want to sign up, please PM me and we'll work something out.
Special Signup rule: Wisdom of the Crowds
If you do not wish to play with a player for any reason, PM me, if I receive enough votes against a player then he or she will not be allowed to play in this game. Your vote against a player will be held in the strictest confidence. You *must* be signed up to vote against someone. I reserve the right to override this rule, and also to bar players from signing up for this game based entirely on my own arbitrary judgement.
Rayn, WBG- be
This is a NON invite game. Signups are totes open.
This game can’t really follows the TL Mafia Ban List. If you are modkilled, your punishment will cannot really go beyond being eliminated from this game. Please refer to it for questions about your punishment. If you want to use this game to sit out your ban, please PM Flamewheel or post in the Ban List, and also type /sitout in the thread here. Just some relics from days long past; spirit of the V A P O R W A V E
I love replacements, but I hope never to use them. There are 3 replacement slots, so sign up if you're interested. Replacements will be made up until the start of D3. You're encouraged to find your own replacement if you need to replace out, and if you do so, I will smile upon you. If you see me posting in the replacement thread asking for replacements, ignore it.
There are no clues.
PMs are not allowed in this game.
Normal 48 hour day, 24 hour night.
Thanks to anyone who has ever hosted a game. This list grows ever longer. Thanks to Probulous since I stole this OP from him and modified it to my nefarious needs. Thanks to all my co-hosts, from all time.
If you have not read all the rules, go back and do so. I might give you candy. Or something nice.
I am open to questions any time. If something doesn't make sense, please ask. Remember, this is a guarantee; something will make no sense. Even when I explain, it won’t make sense. So you keep asking.