Hello everyone, I'm your helpful IC, Hiraki.
Let's start this game with a first question. Usually ICs will start out with 1-3, but I like this one for the moment. It'd really help if everyone answered this question.
1) What's your experience with mafia(Number of Games)? If you are a real true newbie, then welcome aboard!
Being your IC, I must also give you some tips on how to do well in the world of mafia.
Lurking is the inactivity of a person to do anything. It can be classified as Active, or just Lurking. Active Lurking is primarily found as scummy. This is when a person submits posts that are random, and really have nothing to do with the game. Lurking is when a player doesn't post at all, and usually posts to avoid prods. Prods are checks given by the mod, in this case Nobody_Special, in order to make sure that a certain player is playing the game, and not being inactive. You don't want to be prodded. In the case that you're prodded and the mod gets no response, you'll be replaced. You don't want to be replaced either.
Basically, here's the tl;dr version. If you want to do good in mafia, you should submit posts that have things to do with the game, and not things that are random. To deduce this logically, if you're playing Monopoly, you wouldn't randomly say that the other person has a nice face in order to make a trade.
Don't self vote.
Unless your role specifically shows some good in self-voting (Hunter, Vengeful Townie), you should
self-vote. In this game, there should be no reason that anyone should self-vote, except for reasons of irony and/or humor. A little note here, some people find self-voting to be applicable to a policy lynch. A policy lynch is when a person has a policy to lynch one person based off of what he or she has done. Per se, self-votting. If you want to be safe, just don't do it. It's like drugs!
Read the rules
This is more for the people, like me, who like to submits posts with images. Some mods do not tolerate this and it will lead to a modkill. A modkill is when a person is killed by the mod personally and their role is changed, well most of the time, to a neutral survivor. Doing this will get you on the mod's bad side, and probably on other people's bad side for ignoring the rules. To avoid this...well...um...read the rules.
Do things logically
If you are town, you should not claim Cop, when you are not Cop. If you're scum, then perhaps you should when the time is right. However, if something doesn't fit logically, it's probably not right. For example, if a FakeCop(PersonC) gets a guilty on Person A, but Person A was already cleared by the dead doctor(Person B), then it's highly logically to say that Person C is most probably scum. There is a chance that Person A is scum, but voting Person A in this situation is highly illogical. If you do vote Person A, there is a fair chance that you're scum, or that you'll be lynched tomorrow if Person C is town or scum. In any case, do things logically. If it doesn't make sense in the real world, it doesn't make sense on the internet.
Do not claim your role until it is essentially needed
If I press "Preview" on the screen right now, and I see an SE telling you all to massclaim, I will be highly frustrated. I've been trying to get examples of how to phrase this rule all day, but most of them have come up to dirty sexual jokes(I'll avoid those in Newbie Games, kkthx), and horrible examples. I'm just going to lay these roles straight on you. If you're scum, you can't claim scum or you'll be lynched. If you're town, you must claim your role, even if you'll still die after it. Dying is not the end of a game. You can still win a game of mafia if you die. You win with your faction, not with yourself. Also, you should only claim when you're at L-1. L-1 is the term that a person only requires one vote to lynch. It is a dangerous place, and even more so in newbie games. This goes to both town and scum, an easy way to get town-cred is to unvote, and allow the person to claim at L-2. So, if a person is at L-1 at least once, they should claim. If a person is at L-1, and I hop in and unvote, I'm going to still require you to claim. Everyone else should too. The reason of putting someone at L-2 to claim, rather than L-1, is the possibility of someone hammering. This could be scum or town. Town will almost always miscount, and scum will almost always say that they miscounted.
tl;dr: Claim when you're at L-1, hope that someone unvotes to L-2, or drops the wagon altogether.
In the end, mafia is a game. Games are meant for entertainment. Some people will take the game too hard. To be quite honest, there are some games that I have played and have not had fun in them. However, it's the games that always keep you guessing until the end that are the great ones. If you're not enjoying mafia after 10+ games, then perhaps it's not for you. To be quite serious now, I'd rather play with a person that I get along with that always finds town, rather than scum, rather than the guy that always an asshole and finds scum rather than town.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me in the thread. If it's role related questions,
ask the mod
. I once had a role that I had to ask the mod about its abilities multiple times. The mod is there to watch the game, and help if needed. Don't be afraid to ask.
Now to start the game, I am going to start by going into the stage of RVS(Random Voting Session/Stage). This is where we all vote for someone randomly. Once you think you've found a reaction that doesn't look like town, or just doesn't feel right for you, go on ahead and accuse the person for what he may have, or may not have done. By doing that, we can start a pressure wagon, and see where that leads us. A pressure wagon, to note, is a wagon that may not be fully for a lynch, but is made to get reactions from a specific person. Reactions are
good helpers to find scum.
So, to start, I will VOTE: Mrs_Duck
.She's at the top of the playerlist, and therefore must be scum!!!111!1!1
Also, do not be afraid to go to the Wiki and look up some ways that people scumhunt, or read some other completed games. They can be very helpful for some newbies, and reading games is sometimes very enjoyable as well![/quote]