Evil, once thought vanquished, has returned to Sanctuary. Five heroes, called to action by the devastation thrust upon their land by the three Prime Evils, have set out to conquer them once and for all. Along the way three loyal and powerful allies offer their assistance, but it will still take all their skill and strength to find victory among the ashes of their razed homeland.
This game introduces two new roles (at least to the best of my knowledge). Both were added to allow for new strategies and modes of thinking, as well as to help prevent newbie games from constantly reusing the same basic set of roles. For while it may be clear and safe to do so, as Paul Atreides would say: "That path leads ever down into stagnation." Please carefully read the descriptions of the new roles, the details are, as always for power roles, the most important part. I will of course answer any questions you may have about the setup or other rules.
Also unlike in many of the games here, I'll be revealing the role of the lynched immediately, instead of in the morning.
Adventurers and Allies (Town):
1 Discerning Undead Stygian Doll (Discerning Bomb)
1 Archangel Tyrael (Cop)
1 Akara (Spying Secretary)
5 Brave Adventurers (Vanilla Townies)
Prime Evils (Mafia)
1 Mephisto (Mafia Spying Secretary)
1 Diablo (Mafia Goon)
1 Baal (Mafia Godfather)
Discerning Undead Stygian Doll (Discerning Bomb): A source of great frustration to red side players everywhere, you were shown the light after seeing the corruption of the once mighty Zakarum Priests. You have sworn to only use your deathly explosions for good now. A town player that, when lynched, kills the player who cast the hammer (generally the last vote, but more accurately the vote that caused the lynch, so if it's 3 to lynch and there are 2 votes on the Bomb, the person who places the third vote is the hammer, even if before the mod ends the day, a 4th player votes for them) if and only if that player is a Prime Evil (Mafia). Will not trigger if there is only a plurality or tie in the votes(eg. due to day being ended by a certain time and thus short of a majority vote for lynch). If Night Killed, the ability does not trigger.
Archangel Tyrael (Cop): The disguises of the Prime Evils are so expertly done that only you are able to easily distinguish them from everyone else. But it is still difficult enough for you that it takes you an entire night to investigate someone. A standard sane cop. Always gets the correct result except when investigating Baal (godfather); is told Baal is town.
Akara (Spying Secretary): Your ability to translate ancient texts and runes allows you to decipher Tyrael's notes, thus gaining his knowledge. Is told the results of investigations by Tyrael (both who was investigated and the result that Tyrael got). Does not know who Tyrael is. If Tyrael is night killed, Akara still receives the result of that night's investigation.
Brave Adventurers (Vanilla Townies): You are the heroes of this story, without you, no victory over evil can be found. But you are armed only with your wits and your vote, with those you must make do. Standard Vanilla Townies.
Mephisto (Mafia Spying Secretary): At your disposal is a legion of Zakarumite priests, and they possess knowledge of the ancient sacred languages of the Gods. This allows you to spy on Tyrael, and learn what he does. Same rules as Akara, except Mafia instead of Pro-Town. Is told who Tyrael investigated and the result they got (just for clarification, the whole mafia learns this at the same time Tyrael and Akara learns the result of the investigation, as soon as the morning news post is made. So the Mafia can't discuss the result but Baal and Diablo don't need to wait till the next night to find out what they learn from Mephisto's power). Learns results even for the night in which Tyrael is night killed. Doesn't know who Tyrael is.
Diablo (Mafia Goon): Bad Diablo! No Bone Prison for you! Also you're the Lord of Terror, but yeah, not much power there. A standard Mafia Goon, except they are also PM'd what Mephisto learns from his ability.
Baal (Mafia Godfather): The Lord of Destruction himself. Your clone ability allows you to trick even might Tyrael. Appears pro-town to Tyrael (Cop). Is also PM'd what Mephisto learns from his ability.
The Standard rules:
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. (exception being the discussion thread, in spoilers)
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.
3. weiyaoli (I don't think transformania really counts so still under 5 games!)
4._infina_(I promise not to screw up that badly again)
5. PhoenixEngima (mod: moved from replacement per PM convo)
6. ElectricHaze (Let's try this again)
7. BigNose (Discmafia- slow, Paranoia - even slower, Turbo - dead)
10. keeneal (I think I now technically qualify as IC, so feel free to bump me.)
11. Vox Imperatoris [Inexperience Challenged] (mod: IC not a problem, good to have a few in every newbie game)