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Welcome, Azurilland, to the latest installment of Mafia...but this installment features a brand new twist: the Kingmaker! The game will follow an original story based fully around the actions taken within the game, so prepare yourself for something that nobody -- not even myself -- can predict!
Mafia is a game (also known as Werewolf or Town of Salem, if you've heard of those) wherein two primary factions (the Town and the Mafia) compete in order to eliminate the other. Each participant is given a role to play. Each of these roles has a different power they can use in order to influence the game. There are two phases: Day and Night. During the Night, everybody selects a target to use their power on. Certain roles and factions also have a night chat they can use to discuss the game. During the Day, everybody is able to talk in the topic and discuss the night's events and how to proceed. Everybody may select a target to "lynch." At the end of the Day, the player with the most votes is killed and their role is revealed.
The goal of the Town is to eliminate all Mafia and Anti-Town roles.
The goal of the Mafia is to have a majority over the Town and eliminate any other roles that stand in their way.
In addition to the Town and Mafia, there are "Third-Party" roles. These guys are mostly out for themselves, and have their own unique win conditions, some of which include winning with other factions. Eliminating them is just as much a priority for both factions (if their loyalty cannot be secured).
Do not talk about Mafia outside of Mafia. Period. Doing so will result in a Literal Ban.
Do not directly quote any private message received by me. Doing so will result in a Literal Ban. You may convey what I have told you via private message, but you must not use the quote button. Type it in your own words.
Follow all rules of the forums. The exception is double posting. You may post up to twice in a row DURING THE GAME, but no more. Any more than that will result in a traditional warning.
Sometimes, roles will be accompanied by flavor text or specific names to fit a story. Do not disclose either of these to anybody, inside the game or out. Doing so will result in a Literal Ban.
Try not to post about hosting meta when the game begins. This will be lenient early on, but if it becomes excessive, it may result in a Literal Ban.
Play to win. Not only will throwing get you flak from other players in the game, but it will also result in a Literal Ban.
To confirm that you've read all of the rules, please put Long live the king in your sign-up post. This is to make sure that you're familiar with any additions or changes to the rules for this edition (this does not apply to Observers).
As stated above, this game will use the Kingmaker Lynch. Under this system, one player in the Town will receive the role of Kingmaker. They may NOT reveal their role under any circumstances, but they may false claim. Claiming Kingmaker truthfully will result in an immediate MK.
During the Night, the Kingmaker may choose one player to obtain the sole vote for the following Day. This action must be made on a First, Second, and Third Choice basis. This is to ensure the Kingmaker does not use their action on a player who is killed the same Night, resulting in no vote. The Kingmaker may not choose themselves.
At the beginning of the Day, the player who receives the sole vote is announced to the public. The player who has said vote may place it and change it at will, but the vote will lock in at the end of the Day.
Should the Kingmaker die, a random member of the Citizenry will undertake the role of Kingmaker. Town members with special properties cannot become the Kingmaker.
The Day phase is re-extended to 72 hours. Nights will remain 48 hours long.
All group chats will default to Night-Only, unless stated otherwise.
Q: How many players does Mafia need?
A: There is no real requirement for how many players you need for Mafia, though you do need a minimum of three for the game to be playable in its most basic form.
Q: How are replacements handled?
A: In the case of request, inactivity, or host intervention, a replacement may take the spot of the player in question before the end of Day 3. After Night 3 has ended, the player in question will simply be Mod-Killed. This is to prevent replacements from being forced to catch up on so many posts in such a short amount of time.
Q: How do I vote?
A: You can vote for a player by placing /Vote [Username] or ##Vote: [Username] in any of your posts. To unvote, you simple need to put /Unvote or ##Unvote in your post. To vote to end the Day without a lynch, you may put /Vote Skip or ##Vote: Skip in your post.
Q: Can duplicate roles exist?
A: Yes. However, there are a few exceptions that can occur. A player who receives a unique role will be notified as such in their Role PM.
Q: How are night chats handled?
A: Through PM on this forum. I will add the relevant people to every night chat. Some roles also have their own specific Night Chat. Players will be notified in their Role PM if this is the case.
Q: How do we submit our actions?
A: Either in your Role PM, a separate PM to me, or in your relevant Night Chat.
Q: Is there an activity policy?
A: Yes. You must submit at least ONE message or action per Day/Night phase. If you aren't doing anything, tell me as such through PM. If you fall foul of this policy ONCE WITHOUT MESSAGING ME IN ADVANCE you will receive a literal ban.
Q: Can I delete/edit my posts?
A: NO. What you submit MUST stay on the record (I will ask the mods to double check this at the end of each day, so I will know!). This is why you are allowed to double post. Persisting editing/deleting posts will result in you getting a Literal Ban.
Bumping this up quick so it doesn't get banished to the second page.
Though if there are not any more sign ups come Friday, the game will end up cancelled. At any rate I'm not entirely sure the voting mechanics will be applicable to this game, so we may end up having to swap to last game's mechanics if we don't get a good amount of people to play. If you know anyone who's interested in playing, be sure to point them in this direction!
Due to lack of signups, the game has been cancelled until further notice. If you would like to play and haven't already signed up, please let me know through PM. This thread will be locked until further notice.