There is nothing as beautiful yet so cruel as nature itself. We live our lives daily, only ever occasionally pondering this fact. It isn't unlikely that you've read or heard of some devastating disaster before; abominations of nature such as earthquakes that level thriving metropolises, or freak hurricanes tearing through man's works; taking back what nature once lent him. These are but a shadow of the bigger picture. The reality is that all life, including us, is locked in an everlasting war that isn't limited to the occasional horror. Existence itself is an arms race like no other, an eternal struggle without victor, a fate that is promised to all. All species are plunged in to this ruthless frenzy whether they want it or not. To live, to thrive, to overcome; that is nature's command. We sit here and deem ourselves significant where as reality tells us that just like all the generations before us; we shall eventually be felled by time's blade. All we have ever loved and created will one day be reclaimed by nature's forces. And when we come crawling before mother nature, desperate and stripped of all that we thought made us human, she won't blink an eye nor shed a tear. She will watch as the last of our kind takes his final breath. For there is no mercy in our universe. Immortality is but a delusion...
Yet there is queer and peculiar beauty to be found in this grim truth; for every species that falls, others rise to take their place. The abundance of life we witness and adore today is but a fraction of what there has been and what there will be. We already stand perplexed at the life we know now, how much more awesome should it then be once we look past the present and into the future? Each form life takes is like a flower, taking bloom for all to appreciate. Our universe is a garden, and time is its cunning gardener. One day we shall bite the dust we once rose from and the petals of humanity will wilt, but on that day we may take comfort in the fact that we will be succeeded by something greater. We should appreciate the time we roam the lands, tending to what nature has generously lent us and enjoying the fruits she provides.
I hope that this game will capture a glimpse of this all. Each day you will select someone to wipe out, much like natural selection plays its role. Some of you will end up adapting and evolving over time, thus gaining qualities and skills that will advantage you over others. Yet for some of you the competition will just become too much and you shall join those that fell before you. Honestly it is funny how well suited mafia is for this theme.
Whatever your fate may end up being; I hope you enjoy my game.