Welcome to Questionable Content Mafia. I'm not a huge fan of complicated rules, so I'm going to keep it straight and simple. Basically, to sum up my rules
Do not do anything that goes against the spirit of the game and sportsmanship. Do not be a jerk to others. Do not try to cheat. Do not try to out-sneaky me. I am a very sneaky person. I will likely not be fooled, and on the off-chance I am, I doubt that the other people reading this thread will be.
- If you have the power to, don't edit your posts. That's not cool.
- Don't quote anything in your PTs or mod communication. Paraphrasing is fine, but don't try to get around this.
- Don't use secret codes or anything like that. First off, it's poor play. But anyways, it's just not cool. If you don't trust enough of the chat to say it outright, then either trust them or don't say it. This also applies to any information in Avatars, Titles, and/or Signatures. Don't do that.
- Don't use randomness to determine your vote. Mafia is a game of skill (yes, that was a joke). It's not a roulette table.
- Please do not try to take advantage of genuine human error. You are not allowed to use "their wincon isn't word-for-word the town one" or any similar argument.
Rules 1-3 carry a modkill punishment, due to severity, while 4-5 carry a warning, and then force-replace.
- Please format your votes with VOTE: Asshole or Vote: Asshole. Any other format will likely be missed.
- I expect that you post once every 48 hours. After that time, I will give you a prod. Get 2 prods in a day, and the next will be a replacement. Get 3 over the span of 2 days, and the next is a replacement. After 5 total prods, you will be force replaced. Additionally, these posts need to provide actual content, and may not have anything in the general area of "prod dodge", "prodge", or "will catch up later". Those type of posts will be ignored and you will be prodded as normal. I have low tolerance for lurkers.
- #00BFFF is my color. Please don't use it.
- If you need me to answer a question, please use @DS or @mod or similar, and bold it, as I typically just skim my games.
- I am required to give you V/LA, but if your vacation time lasts longer than 1 week, you should probably think about if you really have time for this commitment. If it's 2 weeks or more, however, I will respectfully ask you to replace out, just out of fairness for the other players.
- Any and all living players may talk during twilight (the time between the final vote and the flip), but talking must cease as soon as I post the flip, even if I have forgotten to lock the thread.
- Play to your wincon. Please do not attempt to kill anyone who is modrevealed to be on your side (true, this is grayed for Mafia, but don't go trying to NK your scum buddies or being spiteful.)
- If you are killed, it's likely because somebody didn't want you around. So, please don't overstay your welcome. When you die, you are allowed one "BAH" post. These may not include any information pertinent to the game. Sample acceptable messages include "Ah damn. Go scum!" or "Down with the assholes!". Sample unacceptable messages include "Dang it! I just found out the scum!" or "I hope you guys listen to me, town."
Setup Specific Rules and Details:
- There are confirmed to be 2 factions in this game. Not-Quite-Assholes and Assholes. Their win-conditions are simplified (they are expounded upon later in the rules), but are as follows in the role PMs.
- Not-Quite-Assholes - You win when all Assholes are out of the game, or nothing can prevent this from occurring.
- Assholes - You win when you control 50% of the town or nothing can prevent this from happening.
- Each faction will win when there is no way for the other faction to win. This takes into account any kills a faction possesses, vote-changes (doublevoters, voteless, lynchproof, etc.), and similar scenarios. This does assume that each faction acts according to their wincon (mafia doesn't NK one of their own on purpose).
- If all players die, the game will end in a draw!
- There are confirmed no bastard elements, so no jesters, no cult, or anything of the sort. There may or may not be negative utility, but this is of course tasteful, and in no way should you ever feel "cheated" by the moderator.
- Days will last for 2 weeks (14 days or 336 hours) until there are fewer than 7 players remaining, after which the days will then last 10 days (240 hours).
- Nights will always last for 2 days (48 hours), unless there is a unanimous decision to end it early (this option will only be available at moderator discretion).
- A NL will require a number of votes such that it is impossible to lynch any player.
- All set-up specific rules and details are open to interpretation. I am not compelled to clarify them, and under most circumstances, I will not, as this would give enough information as to hurt certain aspects of the game.
Lastly, as I said in my game announcement,
Mafia is a game about having fun. Anyone who is seen a. Making personal attacks, b. Using excessive profanity in a destructive manner, or c. Making "rage" posts in a way that doesn't contribute to the game will be replaced out IMMEDIATELY. If you think this is a good scum tactic, too bad. It's dirty, and I'm sick of watching it happen. If you need to vent, make a journal entry in a word document or something, but a game isn't a place to do that.
This will be wisdom of the mod. If I dub something destructive that doesn't fall under these categories, I will give you one (1) warning. Any further infractions, no matter how small, will result in a replacement/modkill, depending on the severity.
Sample Role PM:
|Welcome DiamondSentinel. You are Jeph Jacques|
Comic Writer Extraordinaire
You are Not Quite an Asshole!
Writer/Moderator (Passive): You are the writer of this webcomic and moderator of this game. As such, you have the ability to write anyone out as you please!
Win Condition: You win when all Assholes are out of the game, or nothing can prevent this from occurring.
|You're wrote this amazing webcomic! Your favorite character is Marigold, although it used to be Hannelore. You are incredibly fond of indie music, and currently live in Nova Scotia, though you are originally from Easthampton, MA, which inspired the setting of the strip! How neat is that!|
Lady Lambdadelta Shadow_StepTitus kraska77*KuroiXHF I Am InnocentAristophanes
- Lil Uzi Vert
- SpyreX has survived to endgame. They were Pintsize.
- Socrates has survived to endgame. They were Yelling Bird.
Nachomamma8 died Night 1. They were Veronica Reed.
Lil Uzi Vert was lynched Day 2. They were John Ellicott-Chatham.
JaeReed was killed Night 2. They were Dora Bianchi.
Camn was lynched Day 2. They were May.
Dunnstral was killed Night 3. They were Faye Whitaker.
pisskop was killed Night ?. They were Momo.
MagnaofIllusion was lynched Day ?. They were Marten Reed.
Titus was endgamed. They were Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham.
KuroiXHF was endgamed. They were Sven Bianchi.
* - Prodded
Note: All pictures I use are property of Jeph Jacques, the creator of Questionable Content. Please go support his webcomic at his website.