Vox Imperatoris wrote:Hello everyone!
Mafia, also known as Werewolf (to infidels, we shall not speak of them), is a game originating in real life, but adapted for a forum setting. Basically, you have a small village of innocent people, but hidden among them is a group of nasty mafiosos, whose sole goal is to have at least 50% of the population belong to their organization so that they can control the lynch-votes. Since they cannot recruit people, the only way to achieve this is bloody murder, but not more than one per night. The rest of the town uses their deductive abilities, along with some special roles, to find these infiltrators and lynch them.
xkcd Village is a lawless place, and the only form of justice is the old-fashioned lynch mob. Every "day" (this will be explained shortly), the town chooses a member to hang with a simple majority vote. For the more peaceful towns , "no lynch" is also a valid vote. After the mob has strung up the citizen, his house will be investigated overnight (it would seem reasonable to do that before the hanging, no?) and it will be announced if the town hanged a member of the mafia or an innocent townie. There are no "takebacks", once a majority vote has been reached, even for one minute, the "day" is over and the night begins.
You must bold your vote and place it on a separate line for it to my fault if I miss it and therefore do not count it in the official tally.
Example: I think Vox Imperatoris is dirty mafia scum because he said he was the cop, then later said he was the doctor. NB: That would be really stupid, don't do something like that.
Vote: Vox Imperatoris
I changed my mind now, it's definitely RandomGuy.
Unvote: Vox Imperatoris
Night—when everything else happens:
People who are not just regular townies (that will be just over half of you), have special powers that are used at night. The most important of these is that of the mafia, but there are also other roles.
The mafia confer through PMs at night only (this part requires the honor code, so please don't ruin the game) about whom they plan to kill; when they reach a unanimous decision, they will PM it to me and I will record it secretly. If you receive the role of a mafia member, you must try especially hard to blend in with the others and subtly place the blame elsewhere. Too little, and the lynch mob will eventually find you; try to take control of it on the first day, and the mob will start to wonder why the mafia hasn't killed you.
1. Do not talk about the game outside this thread.
2. DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE GAME OUTSIDE THIS THREAD.
3. Please stay on topic.
4. Don't lurk through the whole game; if you need to drop out, I'll keep a running tab of players who want to be replacements.
5. Conversely, don't spam the thread with low content posts; it's very annoying, especially for the lurkers, and it makes it hard to actually analyze you.
6. If you aren't part of the game, please post in a separate, forbidden to players, thread for outside analysis.
7. Once I say that it's nighttime, do not post in the thread AT ALL.
8. If you die, don't say anything for the rest of the game except a simple, "Bah, you got me," which reveals no information.
9. You may not post verbatim or quote from your role PM. Paraphrasing is fine.
10. You may not edit your posts. This is to preempt the possibility of cheating by sending messages to other people and then editing them out.
The roles will be assigned randomly. The game will also start in the day phase to give everyone at least a day of playtime. There are no time limits yet, but I may decide to implement them if the game starts dragging on forever.
1. Excellent Tutorial: http://www.sitesled.com/members/mikebur ... scum04.swf
2. A whole wiki about this: http://www.mafiascum.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
Also: For the moment, no roleclaiming.
The Citizens of the xkcidy (or xkcdia, whatever floats your boat), tired of all the murders in their hometown take a group vacation for a little "fun in the sun!"
But all is not fun as it seems. In a freak storm, their plane crash-lands on a small island.
The survivors crawl out of the wreckage and do a breif headcount. They Pilot found the pilot ripped to shreds. But there was no time for mourning. The results were the same for each count.
There were more heads than there were on the plane.
And some of them wore hats.
With a chilling fear, the survivors realized that raptors had infiltrated their ranks, looking for tasty toys.
One of the surviors stammered, "R-r-raptors! I'm getting out of here!" And scrambled towards the jungle, but was quickly intercepted by a loud "Twang-g-g" Noise, a dart now sticking out of his neck. He was dead before he hit the ground.
The Natives of the island had infiltrated the survivors, too.
But not all was lost! One of the town's doctors had been on the plane, and had thankfully survived. Even more useful, a hatmaker, who could spot the devious hats and an armed paleontologist, who could make out a raptor from up close were also on the plane.
So, the survivors, determined to weed out their infestation, built a little piece of home in the shape of a makeshift gallows.
Tribe (Sort of Like masons.):
1 Witch Doctor
Survivors (analogous to Townies):
1 Doctor (just leave it at Doctor, I'd think.)
Raptors (analogous to Mafia):
1 Raptor Leader
TRIBE: May communicate at night via PMs. Probably pro-town, I have to clear that up with Kells. Actually, yeah, I'm going to say they're pro-town. Consists of:
Witch Doctor (with thanks to nsmjohn, its a shame he isn't playing.):
During night can "redirect" one player. Witch Doctor selects two players, the targeter and the targetee, if the targeter used a night role, the action is redirected to the targetee. Witch Doctor can just choose to roleblock the targeter instead.
Tribe Leader: Can recruit other people into the tribe. Same rules as a mason recruiter.
Tribesman: Analogous to standard mason.
SURVIVORS: Just like the town. No special rules.
Hatmaker: Just like the cop, same cop rules, just has a different name.
Doctor: The Standard Doctor. Can protect one person a night, blah blah blah. Same doctor rules.
1 shot Armed Paleontologist: When the raptors target the Paleontologist during the night, He will kill the raptor that targeted him. After using shot, becomes a normal survivor.
Survivors: Just your plain-'ol townies. Nothing special here.
RAPTORS: Have to pick a raptor that will be the killer each night.
A raptor: Just like a mafia goon. Nothing special here.
Raptor leader: Just like a godfather. Shows up innocent because he's just so darn clever.
11. une see
12. The Moo Prophet
Waiting List Of Power And Glory!
I feel like I left some tidbit out. The role descriptions look kind of rushed. Oh well. If you guys have questions ask me.
PMs are going out soon.
I hope I didn't steal your thunder, Kells!