Newbie 1761: Welcome to Mafia (Game Over)

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:30 pm

Some people actually play Mafia in this part of the Internet. Who knew? In any case, there's nine of you here clamoring to play a game and me hosting it. A bunch of you might even be new. That sounds like a recipe for joy.

Players

algebra (SE)
ArcAngel9 (SE)
CloudKicker (SE) Deimos27
Hellfire Missile JR Clemency NOBii
Nachomamma8 (IC) Cheetory6 (IC) TierShift (IC)
PenguinPower (SE) karldilkington
SensFan (SE) MortFeld
XnadrojX (SE)
Zaraki_Jaegerjaquez

Spoiler: Game Reveals
Living Players (2/9)

algebra (SE), town doctor, survived
PenguinPower (SE) karldilkington, town vanilla, survived

Dead Players (7/9)

XnadrojX (SE), town cop, lynched Day 1
ArcAngel9 (SE), town vanilla, died Night 1
Hellfire Missile JR Clemency NOBii, town vanilla, lynched Day 2
SensFan (SE) MortFeld, town vanilla, died Night 3
Zaraki_Jaegerjaquez, mafia goon, lynched Day 4
CloudKicker (SE) Deimos27, town vanilla, died Night 4
Nachomamma8 (IC) Cheetory6 (IC) TierShift (IC), mafia roleblocker, lynched Day 5

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Rules
Setup
Cheetory6 replaces TierShift
Clemency replaces NOBii
Day 1 Begins
JR replaces Clemency
PenguinPower replaces karldilkington
Nachomamma8 replaces Cheetory6
SensFan replaces MortFeld
Day 2 Begins
Hellfire Missile replaces JR
CloudKicker replaces Deimos27
Day 3 Begins
Day 4 Begins
Day 5 Begins
Endgame
Last edited by Equinox on Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:01 pm, edited 16 times in total.
RadiantCowbells (18:08) I bet I had the most concurrent games record ever.
Antihero (18:09) that's like having the record for eating the most cockroaches

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:30 pm

Rules
(References: Hoopla, Tierce, Vel-Rahn Koon, Vi, yabbaguy, zoraster)

At a Glance14-day Day phase, 72-hour Night phase
Majority lynches
48 hours before prod, 48 hours before replacement, 24-hour weekends
No "Bah!" posts

Pre-Game

The confirmation phase is to ensure that players have read and understood their role PMs. The mafia private topic is open for use during this period. Players should confirm by responding to their role PM with their assigned alignment and role. Simply posting in a private topic may not constitute confirmation. Pre-game lasts for 48 hours or until all players have submitted valid confirmations, whichever occurs first.

Day

The Day phase ends at deadline or when a simple majority of votes occur. Day phases will have a deadline of 14 days. The mafia private topic is closed during this period. Deadline extensions will be granted only in extreme circumstances.

Lynches occur through simple majority (50% of living players + 1, rounded down). If no majority is reached at deadline or there is a majority of votes for No Lynch, Day will end without a lynch.

Players may vote, or unvote, for players to be lynched by posting their choices in bold (e.g., Vote: mith and Unvote). Unvotes are preferred but not necessary when switching votes (e.g., Unvote, Vote: mith). Use of the vote tags (e.g., VOTE: mith and UNVOTE: ) is optional. Votes placed by accounts not present in the game will not be counted. Vote tricks will not be tolerated, and any judgment passed over the validity of any ambiguous votes is final.

Twilight

The Twilight phase is the period between the hammer vote (i.e., the last vote that put someone at a majority) and the beginning of the Night phase. Once a majority is reached, no further votes or unvotes will count. All players, including the lynched player, are allowed to talk in Twilight phase until the thread is locked, at which point Day ends. Dead players may not post until the game has been officially declared over.

Night

The Night phase lasts 72 hours. The mafia private topic is open for use during this period.

Actions may be submitted via PM or private topic. Actions not received by deadline will be considered forfeit. Actions may be submitted ahead of time and can be changed as many times as desired; at deadline, the last valid action that was submitted will be used. Wherever possible, a reminder is sent 24 hours before the deadline to all players with an eligible action.

Game Rules

In general, anything that may be seen as underhanded that is not in this post may still be against the rules. Attempts to abuse technicalities in the rules will be considered rule violations.

  1. Activity - Prods are automatically issued after 48 hours of inactivity. Players who have been prodded have 48 hours to post in the game thread before a replacement is sought. Saturday and Sunday is considered a 24-hour period. An excessive number of prods can lead to replacement without further notice.
  2. Civility - Please keep the game civil and avoid personal attacks. Use of homophobic, racist, sexist, or any other derogatory slurs will not be tolerated.
  3. Discussion of Ongoing Games - While this game is running, you may not discuss this game anywhere outside of the game thread unless you have been explicitly allowed to do so. You may not discuss any other game in this thread before it has been declared over.
  4. What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas - Do not quote, or pretend to quote, any private communication, including game-related PMs, instant messages, and QuickTopics. Quoting time stamps from any private communication is also forbidden. Paraphrasing is allowed; quoting from public sources is also allowed.
  5. Hidden Messages - If it is not visible to the naked eye, do not post it. This includes but is not limited to: invisible text, tiny text, encrypted text, and text hidden within tags. For cases of breadcrumbing where you aren't sure if this rule would be violated, please PM me beforehand.
  6. Impersonation - Do not use #BF0000. Do not make any post with the intent of impersonating the moderator.
  7. Play to Win - Players are expected to play to their win condition. Do not purposefully act against the interests of your faction out of your boredom or anger.
Any situation not covered above will be handled on a case-by-case basis. I reserve the right to add, modify, or remove rules as necessary. I will notify you of any changes in the thread.

Please PM me if you need clarification on anything in the rules.
RadiantCowbells (18:08) I bet I had the most concurrent games record ever.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:32 pm

Setup

The Matrix6 setup is used for Newbie Games. To prevent the development of game-breaking strategies, these Newbie Games are semi-open, wherein the actual game setup is randomly chosen as detailed below.

ABC
1
town jailer
town vanilla
mafia goon
2
mafia roleblocker
town cop
town doctor
3
town 1-shot bulletproof
mafia goon
town tracker

This game's setup will incorporate either one row or one column from the table above and include an additional 1 mafia goon and 5 town vanillas.

Keep the following in mind:

  1. Mafia must specify who is performing what Night action when the actions are submitted.
  2. In applicable situations, a roleblocker's action will resolve before a jailer's action.
  3. In applicable situations, a mafia roleblocker has the option of submitting both roleblocks and kills, even when the goon is still alive.
Click the button below to view all of the possible role PMs.

Spoiler:
Jump to: Mafia Roles, Town Roles

Mafia Roles

Jump to: Goon, Roleblocker

Welcome to Newbie 1761, XXX!

You are a mafia goon with YYY, who is a [YYY's role].

You and your partner may talk in this private topic during the confirmation and Night phases, and you may choose one player each Night to kill.

You win when all threats to the mafia have been eliminated, or when nothing can prevent such an occurrence, and at least one member of the mafia remains standing.

The game thread is here. Please confirm by responding to this PM with your alignment and role.

Welcome to Newbie 1761, XXX!

You are a mafia roleblocker with YYY, who is a mafia goon.

Each Night, you may choose one person to block. Any active Night actions taken by your target will be unsuccessful. You will not be informed as to whether or not your action is successful.

You and your partner may talk in this private topic during the confirmation and Night phases, and you may choose one player each Night to eliminate. You may not target yourself or your partner.

You win when all threats to the mafia have been eliminated, or when nothing can prevent such an occurrence, and at least one member of the mafia remains standing.

The game thread is here. Please confirm by responding to this PM with your alignment and role.

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Town Roles

Jump to: Vanilla, 1-shot Bulletproof, Cop, Doctor, Jailer, Tracker

Welcome to Newbie 1761, XXX!

You are a town vanilla.

You have no special abilities beyond the right to vote.

You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated and at least one member of the town remains standing.

The game thread is here. Please confirm by responding to this PM with your alignment and role.

Welcome to Newbie 1761, XXX!

You are a town 1-shot bulletproof.

You will survive the first attempt to kill you. This does not include lynches.

You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated and at least one member of the town remains standing.

The game thread is here. Please confirm by responding to this PM with your alignment and role.

Welcome to Newbie 1761, XXX!

You are a town cop.

Each Night, you may choose one person to investigate. If your action is successful, you will learn whether that player is "Guilty" or "Innocent." If your action is unsuccessful for any reason, you will receive "No Result."

You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated and at least one member of the town remains standing.

The game thread is here. Please confirm by responding to this PM with your alignment and role.

Welcome to Newbie 1761, XXX!

You are a town doctor.

Each Night, you may choose one person to protect. If that player is targeted with any action that Night that would result in his/her death, that action will fail and your target will survive. You will not be informed as to whether or not your action is successful.

You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated and at least one member of the town remains standing.

The game thread is here. Please confirm by responding to this PM with your alignment and role.

Welcome to Newbie 1761, XXX!

You are a town jailer.

Each Night, you may choose one person to jail. Any Night actions taken by that player will be unsuccessful. In addition, if that player is targeted with any action that Night that would result in his/her death, that action will fail and your target will survive. You will not be informed as to whether or not your action is successful.

You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated and at least one member of the town remains standing.

The game thread is here. Please confirm by responding to this PM with your alignment and role.

Welcome to Newbie 1761, XXX!

You are a town tracker.

Each Night, you may choose one player to track. If your action is successful, you will learn the target of any Night action that player has taken. If your action is unsuccessful for any reason, you will receive "No Result."

You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated and at least one member of the town remains standing.

The game thread is here. Please confirm by responding to this PM with your alignment and role.

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RadiantCowbells (18:08) I bet I had the most concurrent games record ever.
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:00 pm

Cheetory6 replaces TierShift, and Clemency replaces NOBii. If you have not done so already, please follow the instructions in your role PM to confirm within 48 hours.

Day 1 begins now.

Vote Count 1.00Not Voting (9) - algebra, ArcAngel9, Cheetory6, Clemency, Deimos27, karldilkington, MortFeld, XnadrojX, Zaraki_Jaegerjaquez

With 9 votes in play, it will take 5 to lynch.

The deadline is Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 9:00 PM EST (UTC-5), which is in (expired on 2016-12-13 21:00:00).
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:02 pm

VOTE: Clemency
The names this game are WILD

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:13 pm

VOTE: Clemency
What are you doing here?
"Wait... So I'm the mafia??" ~Deimos (Town Cop)

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:15 pm

VOTE: karldilkington

You like Ricky Gervais and are therefore probably British and therefore there may be an insurmountable cultural divide.

Looking forward to playing a full game with Arc.

Who is Clemency?

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:17 pm

In post 6, MortFeld wrote:Who is Clemency?

I read Deimos' sig. Question answered.

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:30 pm

Hi everyone.

I'm the IC or Inexperience Challenged [kind of a silly name but you didn't hear that from me]. That basically means that I'm going to be both a player playing to their win condition and someone who is here to help you understand how to play mafia in general. My word isn't gospel, but I have some experience and am here as a resource for you. In general, if you have a question relating to your role or the setup, I would suggest talking it over with Equinox as she's your best impartial resource on such things.

In terms of what I can personally help you with, I'm here for helping with your general understanding of what's going on in the game if anything is unclear in terms of general theory or clarifying any kind of confusing terminology or references to things that you might not understand. If anything is unclear, please just ask. Otherwise, just think of me as another player to interact with in the game.

If this is your first time playing on the site, I would suggest checking out the followingThe Original Post from the mod. Make sure you read it as gospel because it contains only information that you're going to need for this game.
http://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Commonly_Used_Abbreviations - has lots of helpful examples of lingo that people use in games.
http://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Category:Glossary - in the same vein as the previous link
http://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Frequently_Asked_Questions - covers some specifics for newer players who are unsure about how some stuff on the site works. If it isn't covered in Equinox's opening posts, it'll probably be covered here.


This first portion of the game is called RVS or Random-Voting-Stage. People tend to do silly votes/votes with generally simple reasoning to try and get things started off.

Vote: karldilkington
More like karlDEADkington.
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:54 pm

Cheetory, give me some insight as to your thought process. Why not join the Clem wagon?
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:58 pm

There's no dead-related joke to be made with Clemency's name unfortunately. :(
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:59 pm

I figured. :lol:
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:27 pm

is weird. Is making dead-related jokes with names in RVS something Cheetory usually does? Checking 2 games of Cheetory's. Nope, he does it in neither.

seemed to be poking around for potential dirt. 11 looks conciliatory and happy-making in contrast. What was your goal in 9 and what did you mean by 11?

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:37 pm

Ooh. We have a detective already. :) Glad to be working with you sir.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:40 pm

In post 13, Zaraki_Jaegerjaquez wrote:Glad to be working with you sir.

How do you know you're not working against me?

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:48 pm

9 is me trying to sort, 11 is because his reply was exactly what I expected. That there just wasn't a good joke to make about Clemency.

Zaraki where is your RVS vote?
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:01 pm

What;s RVS?

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:02 pm

In post 8, Cheetory6 wrote:This first portion of the game is called RVS or Random-Voting-Stage. People tend to do silly votes/votes with generally simple reasoning to try and get things started off.

Vote: karldilkington
More like karlDEADkington.
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:04 pm

Oh well I dunno. Vote Deimos27. He's trying to egg people into rando'ing

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:09 pm

In post 18, Zaraki_Jaegerjaquez wrote:He's trying to egg people into rando'ing


So did you read #17 or what? You're supposed to random vote at the beginning of the game. It generates discussion. At least you're participating now, albeit in a way I very much disagree with.
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:11 pm

In post 19, Deimos27 wrote:
In post 18, Zaraki_Jaegerjaquez wrote:He's trying to egg people into rando'ing

So did you read #17 or what? You're supposed to random vote at the beginning of the game. It generates discussion. At least you're participating now, albeit in a way I very much disagree with.

RVS isn't compulsory.

@Zaraki - do you think random voting at this point in the game is a bad idea? If so, why?

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:23 pm

I do indeed think it is wrong. Look, voting on D1 is wonderful for pressuring scum but it's just so RANDOM. I mean, on D1 we all know that the town outnumbers the mafia by quite a large margin. There is just such a small change that a scum is voted that it's ALMOST, I say almost a gaurunteed town loss. Why should we vote away fellow townies? There's just such a small chance of scum lynching that it isn't even worth it. I'd go as far as to saying random on D1 is pro-scum. Therefore my vote stays as only scum would want to random knowing that it is súper unlikely to be hit, since town always starts with a huge majority.

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:26 pm

I gotta go to bed now guys. Cya

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:32 pm

The random voting isn't meant to lynch people. It's meant to pressure and start discussion. After we exit the stage, random voting becomes pointless.
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:33 pm

In post 21, Zaraki_Jaegerjaquez wrote:I do indeed think it is wrong. Look, voting on D1 is wonderful for pressuring scum but it's just so RANDOM. I mean, on D1 we all know that the town outnumbers the mafia by quite a large margin. There is just such a small change that a scum is voted that it's ALMOST, I say almost a gaurunteed town loss. Why should we vote away fellow townies? There's just such a small chance of scum lynching that it isn't even worth it. I'd go as far as to saying random on D1 is pro-scum. Therefore my vote stays as only scum would want to random knowing that it is súper unlikely to be hit, since town always starts with a huge majority.

I asked you if you thought voting randomly at this stage was wrong. This answer seems to be saying that lynching at all Day 1 (almost always) favors scum.

1) Am I correct that you believe this?
2) If so, why not vote No Lynch to start the game?
3) Why did you vote Deimos if you believe Day 1 lynches favor scum?

In post 15, Deimos27 wrote:9 is me trying to sort, 11 is because his reply was exactly what I expected. That there just wasn't a good joke to make about Clemency.

Answer accepted.

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