Welcome to the Micro Queue. INTRODUCTION are mafia games containing 4 to 9 players (with limited exceptions for 3 player games) and are played in our Micros Mayfair Club forum. This thread is for players to join games or ask questions, and moderators to join the Queue; please do not egosearch or make off-topic posts. If you have a question about the Queue or Micros in general, feel free to ask here or send me a PM. PLAYERS To join a game, simply type "/in for [game name or moderator name]" and you'll be placed in the corresponding game. Such specific game "/in"s take precedence over general "/in" posts not specifying a game, in which case the player will be assigned at listmod discretion. (You cannot sign up for a game not yet in signups, but you may PM its Game Moderator and ask if you can "/pre-in".) Signing Up: There is no experience requirement to play in a Micro. However, Game Moderators have the right to impose any restrictions, and may deny any sign-up at their discretion, within reason. (Additionally, if you're new to mafia, playing through a Player Restrictions: Newbie Game first is recommended.) Game Limits: This rule has been For games numbered 608 and up, players may only be alive in three Micros they've signed up for at a time (games that players replace into do not count towards this limit). If you replace out of a game you signed up for, it will count toward this limit until your slot is dead. temporarily waived. Enjoy! If you notice a player who flakes regularly or who has poor activity in multiple games (particularly if they are in more than three games), or a Game Moderator who is inactive and not performing their duties, please report them! Activity: Players will be added to a game's sign-up list in the order in which they have signed up, first come first served: Order of Players: Moderators always have control over who is allowed to play in their game. These rules are in place for situations in which moderators have no preference, so that games can be filled orderly/fairly and in the spirit of the Queue system. If a pre-/in player fails to confirm in time, their slot will be given to the next player in line. Players who have Game Moderator restrictions waived for them will be treated as having signed up when confirmed by the Game Moderator. Players who sign up for a game but then decide to change their status to a hydra will take the slot of the last hydra head to sign up (if a head of the hydra has not signed up, they will be placed in line after all signups existing at the time), even if doing so would bump that player from the game. This is to prevent players from being able to jump the line in a full or nearly full game. MODERATORS To sign up to moderate a Micro, you must have moderated at least one other game onsite. You may mod up to two Micros at once, but you may only have one game in the Queue at a time. Upon entering the queue, Game Moderators should be prepared to go into signups, so opening posts, flavor and role PMs should already be created. (UPicks are an exception to this rule.) Requirements: To sign up as a Game Moderator, please fill out and post this form in the thread: Signing Up: Game Name: [the title of your game] Game Type: [Open/Theme (Open or Closed)/Normal] Game Size: [# of players] Bastard?: [Yes/No - some mechanics that apply to bastard games include "cults, mid-game alignment changes, moderator lies that cannot be reasonably anticipated (for example, Godfather, Tailor, Miller, Ninja, and mechanics like that are generally fine, but telling someone they are a reflexive doctor when they're actually a PGO is not), secret win conditions, un-divulged non-randomness in player role/alignment generation, direct moderator influence during the game"] Hydras Allowed?: [Yes/No] Other Restrictions?: [restrictions on experience, WOTC, etc., or just "None"] Description: [link or describe any theme and mechanics pertaining to your game - flavor, deadlines, etc. this is also where you should list any reviewers or a backup/co-mod] Micros can be assigned one of the following three categories: an /Semi-Open game of their own design* or something off the Open wiki, a game, Open or Theme Closed, or a game. Micro Normals must be reviewed by the Normal Normal Review Group. They will be listed in a separate queue, and will be placed in signups as reviews are completed. * Open or Semi-Open games with significant flavor or experimental elements will usually be considered Theme games. You are strongly encouraged to have a backup or co-Moderator for your game. You are also encouraged to have a reviewer look at your game prior to entering the Queue. Neither are required in this Queue, but both positions help players know what to expect when signing up, and help you run your game more smoothly. If you choose not to have a backup moderator, please grant me (Marquis) access to any Private Topics pertaining to your game in case of any emergencies. Oversight: You may have up to 66% of your slots filled via pre-/in, and it is your responsibility to inform such players when your game goes into signups. Players who pre-/in to a game have within Pre-in Limits: 3 updates (usually 1 week) to publicly confirm their pre-/in; if they have not confirmed by then, they forfeit their reserved spot. (Also, it helps a lot if you PM me your pre-/in player list prior to entering signups!) 2 updates (usually 4 days) Any game that does not fill within 14 Time Limits: ( days will be removed from signups (Micro Normals are an exception and have no such time limit). Game Moderators should begin the game within a reasonable amount of time - you have 7 days (from the time your game is announced as filled) to have the game thread posted and Role PMs sent out. This applies to games with a design phase as well, such as UPick and Greater Idea games. formerly 7) Game Moderators gain 1/3 of a game's worth of experience for running a Micro. If you have any questions about a moderation issue and are unsure how to proceed, please feel free to contact me or another active Additional Details: List Moderator.