Introduction: 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. 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. If you do not have the time or patience to read the whole thread, do not play. I will not compensate for ignorance.
Rules: Cheating: 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. 6. Posting or sharing any PM you receive from a host. 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. 11. Breadcrumbing the specific phrasing of your role PM. Do not compare the phrasing in your role PM to prove your alignment. You can claim the abilities you have, but you can't use the specific phrasing of your role PM. 12. Posting a false role PM phrased as if you received it from the host. You can still fake roleclaim, but you cannot make it look like you are posting a PM you received from the host. Cheating is not tolerated here. The punishment will be severe.
Posting: Mod Font: This is mod font. It is reserved for moderators. Please do not use it.
Question Font: 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.
Activity: You must post in this thread once per day /night Phase while you are alive. You Must vote in the voting thread every day phase located here viewtopic.php?f=213&t=205977 If you fail to do so, you will be modkilled or replaced.
Spam: Spam is not tolerated, nor is any off-topic material. Do not discuss Proleague here. Do not talk about Risk Games here. Play Mafia here. This also means you should condense your posts when possible. 15 one-liners in 30 minutes is unacceptable.
Encryption: Don't do it.
Editing: Editing is not allowed for any reason. Editing will result in a warning. After that, you will be modkilled. While you should try to post as concisely as possible, post again if you have to edit anything.
Inappropriate posts: If you want to post something insulting or inappropriate and know the Forum 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 the host, a co-host, or Forum Staff.
Play to win. This means you play your best to help your team win while you are alive and in the game. However, this does not mean that you should try to win by being a jerk to the other players so they all want to quit playing.
This also means that you cannot leave the game without a good reason without getting banned. These situations will be dealt with on a case by case basis. PM the host if you need to leave the game.
You have been warned.
Out of thread communication: Quick Topics will be provided when needed Faster forms of communication maybe allowed if informed a head of time.
Observers If you would like to observe this game, please PM me for access to the observer QuickTopic. If you receive access to the observer QuickTopic, do not discuss this game with the players until this game is over. There is currently an obs topic. Pm for access.
Voting rules: 1. Voting is done in this thread only viewtopic.php?f=213&t=205977. Please keep votes there, and only vote there. Do not PM me your vote. 2. Please vote in the following format:##Vote StorrZerg. Votes not done in the correct fashion will not be counted. I will update vote counts whenever I get the chance. 3. No conditional voting. 4. You may (not) vote for yourself. You may not vote for anyone dead or outside the game. 5. Voting is mandatory. You may (NOT) abstain. (6a. This game uses a plurality lynch. You become the new lynch target when you have more votes than anyone else.)
Signups: This game is open to anyone Signups will remain open until (all 24 spots have been filled) (mid june start time).
Replacements 1.SuperKeener 2. SeriousCowKing 3 ??? Could use another!
Game-specific rules: No post Restriction in Night phase. Plurality lynch.
Replacements This game uses replacements. If a player is modkilled during the designated time, then they will be replaced by a player on the replacement list.
PMs PMs are (not) allowed in this game.
Time Cycle: This game will follow a (24 hour night/ 72 hour ) day cycle. In case I am not able to post around deadline, any votes after the 5 day mark will not count and the game will be put on halt until the night post is up. Currently the deadline is time, but that is subject to change. Actions/votes will be accepted up to and including the posted time, but not after. Night phase will technically be 23 hours + 1. Meaning you have 23 hours to send in night actions, the last hour will be used for calculations. You may post during the 1 hour grace period, but no action pms maybe sent in at this time.
Role Disclaimer Please be aware of the sheer number of roles that are in the game. There is no possible way, given the number of roles, that all interactions and exceptions can be clarified ahead of time. It will have to be addressed on a case by case basis in game when you ask questions about how you can use your role. I state this now so that everyone playing the game is aware that there is the possibility that interactions might not work quite how they expect, particularly if the right questions are not asked, or might be clarified in their favor or against. I will answer all questions possible or decline when I cannot, but will not volunteer excess information. If you want the right answers you need to ask the right questions. You have been warned.
Credits: Thanks to anyone who has ever hosted a game. This list grows ever longer. Thanks to everyone who helped balance this game. Big thank-you to TeamLiquid for the op. If you have not read all the rules, go back and do so. I will not compensate for ignorance!
Last edited by StorrZerg on Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:42 pm, edited 62 times in total.
StorrZerg wrote:Signups: This game is open to anyone Signups will remain open until (all 24 spots have been filled) (mid june start time). 1. MudPuppy 2. Jmac1026 3. pancakemix 4. Nebuchadnezer < ----- JAK 5. HotShot53 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.
Highest Rank: Major:2157
"All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers"
Basic form there are 2 parties generally. The mafia, who know each other (tend to be only a fraction of the town numbers). They work together to bring down "town"
The other party is town. They do not know who each other are, and they try to work with each other to find the "mafia". They can kill mafia in the game by lynching. This is done by a voting process and usually by majority during the "day phase". The one with the most votes is lynched. Mafia can try to lie and trick the town into lynching one of their own. They can also kill people in the "night phase"
Its a fun game, easy to learn, hard to mater. Game of deception lies and betrayal.