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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:28 pm

edit 20/01/2019
the marathon weekend 14-17th Feb has been announced!
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Hello mafia discussion people!

Recently I've been pretty invested in looking through the open setup discussion subforum. I can't really calculate EV all that well & rarely have ideas to improve setups but it's really interesting to see some of the ideas people float.

The challenge with a lot of these setups is that past theoretical discussion, it's tough to gauge how fun they are to play, or how balanced they are beyond just the EV. The Open Queue has been firing slowly lately & even with deadline compromises, it takes a few weeks (if not a month or longer) to test a game. Even then, that's only one single run of a game, when it could take multiple runs of a game to really figure things out.

I was chatting to northsidegal about the same thing and basically we had a pretty similar idea: the next time the Marathon Weekend comes around, a group of people get together to play through those untested or barely-tested setups!

In a nutshell the intention here is:
  1. This should not be an exclusive/invitational group.
  2. People who would be interested in trialling open setups can express interest; provide a Discord tag if you'd like, and I can poke people when the time comes.
  3. If you would be interested in trialling particular open setups, speak up!
  4. If you would be interested in playing a butt-tonne of neat open setups, speak up!
  5. Come Marathon Weekend, as a group we'll aim to trial as many of these as humanely possible.
If there isn't a marathon weekend in sight / there isn't enough interest I would also be pretty keen on running these in a chat mafia format of some kind.

Some setups which jump to mind, for example, are Something_Smart's Bipartite Mafia, implosion's Pollock's Flag, and maybe even that brilliant setup idea in the back of your mind right now!


Anyway - just after opinions and expressions of interest now. Who would be keen? Are there any setup ideas you want tested?

potential victims:
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Pink Ball
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Suggested Setups
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Setup NameDesigner/sno. players
Burden of Proficiency Mafiathis thread! (Jingle/CFJ/RC/NSG)7
Bipartite MafiaSomething_Smart7 suggested
Marked for DeathToto8
Vanilla 8-ballIrrelephant118
M Mafia, 1 Vigilante, T Townmith9
Follow the LeaderSomething_Smart9
Xiaolin Showdown (variation)Creature (mith var.)9
Called Itcallforjudgement9
Half Mast Nightlessmith9-20
Double ElectionBulletNLynchProof10
Docblock the ClockBBMolla11
Treacherous JesterBicephalous Bob11
Key to the Bunkercallforjudgement11
Raw as Hell, But...Jingle11
Panic Roomnorthsidegal11
Rogue Agentmith11
Lynch or No Lynchcallforjudgement12
Innocent Evil PeopleJingle13 (could be run with less?)
Ladder Mafia?Creature13
Loser MafiaSimenon13
Pollock's Flagimplosion13
Investigative Reportingnorthsidegal21
Last edited by the worst on Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:44 pm, edited 27 times in total.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:52 pm

/in

will probably be trying some old open setups i tried making a while ago that i've been coming back to, would always be open to playing in other games

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:13 am

I am interested, it is very dependent on my schedule but I will totally do this if I'm available when it goes on.
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:06 am

In post 2, Something_Smart wrote:I am interested, it is very dependent on my schedule but I will totally do this if I'm available when it goes on.


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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:08 am

Please loop me in on any Open discussions.
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:18 pm

/in?

Color me provisionally interested, but likely unavailable.
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:39 pm

In post 4, T-Bone wrote:Please loop me in on any Open discussions.

Will do - I'll keep you posted & make sure we document anything we do as a group.
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:49 pm

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:27 pm

/in
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:08 pm

/in

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:49 pm

/in
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:49 am

/in :)

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:48 pm

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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:06 pm

Should we be linking to the discussion pages for setups we as a group are interested in testing as well?
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:32 pm

In post 13, Jingle wrote:Should we be linking to the discussion pages for setups we as a group are interested in testing as well?

Yeah, I'd be pretty keen on that. If anyone has any feedback on setups/variations they would like to see this would be a productive thing to run thru as well imo
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:42 pm

/in
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:24 pm

/in if free.

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:12 am

/in if free

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:30 am

What the heck, /in
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:54 am

seems kinda cool if im around /in
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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:32 pm

/in for sure
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:05 pm

/in

It'll be particularly fun to play... unbalanced setups...

any idea of when marathon weekend starts this year?

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:07 pm

/in

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:13 pm

In post 21, Fukuro wrote:any idea of when marathon weekend starts this year?

Not sure yet - I always keep my eyes peeled for the announcements (I live for marathons. :lol:)

When the announcement goes up, I'll fire a pm out to this list (including T-Bone) and get some registrations of interest for setups and players.

incidentally if anyone has any setups they'd already like to give a go, or want me to to ping them on Discord, just yell out. :)
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:22 pm

WE DEMAND A MARATHon
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