Mafia is an educated guessing game of epic proportions. The objective of the game is to lynch or kill all mafia members before they outnumber the rest of the town. It's much like a game of poker because mafia members are also part of the town during the day and may manipulate the vote to their liking. If the mafia at any time outnumber or equal the townspeople, they win. The town's goal is to lynch all the members of the mafia.
The game is typically very active, so the thread will get big quickly. However, it is essential to read the thread to play the game. If you do not have the time or patience to read the whole thread, do not play.
Cheating: Cheating includes (but is not limited to):
Posting after death. You may have one polite goodbye post, but it may not contain any potentially game-changing information.
Ruining the game by doing something like hand out your mafia's member list to the town or literally claim scum.
Logging on to someone else's account to get their role or looking over someone's shoulder to get their role.
Posting screenshots of anything.
Posting any PM you received in connection to this game (except your role PM).
Getting yourself modkilled to help your team. Your non-majority-decided death may not be used as a bargaining chip.
Signing up more than once using smurf accounts.
Betting items outside of the game in exchange for in-game benefits.
Sharing accounts with other players unless cleared by the host in advance. Otherwise, only you may post on your account.
Activity: You must post in this thread once per day/night cycle and vote every day while you are alive. If you fail to do so, you will be warned or modkilled at host's discretion.
Mod Font: This is mod font. It is reserved for moderators. Please do not use it.
Question Font: This is question font. Use it to ask the moderators questions about the rules. If you don't want to ask your question in the thread then feel free to PM host/cohost and then you don't have to use this font. If you ask about something that's already in the thread then expect snide remarks to accompany your answer.
Editing: Editing is not allowed for any reason ever. Editing will result in a warning or a modkill at host's discretion. This is the one part of the site where it is okay to be double posting, even triple-posting. While I ask for everybody to post as concisely as possible, post again if you really have to edit anything.
Spam: Spam is not tolerated, nor is any off-topic material. Do not discuss Proleague here. Do not talk about Starcraft II here. Play Mafia here. This also means you should condense your posts when possible. 15 one-liners in 30 minutes is unacceptable.
Inappropriate posts: If you want to post something insulting or inappropriate and know the TL mods would have a problem with it elsewhere, don't post it here. If you do, a host will warn you or modkill you and request that you be banned from future games. The hosts have the final say on what is inappropriate. If you do not like how someone is talking to you, please PM a host, Flamewheel, or Mig before involving the TL staff. If you are unsatisfied with how the situation is resolved, then you can appeal to the TL staff normally.
I'm going to warn you if you're being excessively unpleasant towards other players. If you disregard my warning then I'm going to modkill you. This is not DotA2.
Reporting posts: The report button is a nice feature for regular TL, but not for this forum. We prefer to deal with things in house if possible to avoid confusion among the TL staff. If you have a problem with how someone is posting, talk to the host, cohost, flamewheel, or Mig before using your report button. Please do not use your report button for anything other than inappropriate posts which you feel are not being dealt with adequately.
Ban discussions: Please wait until this game is over to talk about modkills and bans resulting from this game.
Smurfs: No smurfs.
Play to win. This means you play your best to help your team win while you are alive and in the game. However, this does not mean that you should try to win by being a jerk to the other players so they all want to quit playing.
This also means that you cannot leave the game without a good reason without a ban. These situations will be dealt with on a case by case basis. PM your host if you need to leave the game.
You have been warned.
Out of thread communication:
It is common for mafia to use a medium outside of TL such as QuickTopics or IRC or Skype to communicate during the game. Please be mindful that other players may be more tech savvy than you and they may attempt impersonate members of your team or attempt to infiltrate your chat. You use these media at your own risk.
Voting is done in this thread. You cannot PM me your vote.
Please vote in the following format: ##Vote: Qatol. Votes not done in the correct fashion may not be counted. Vote counts will be updated whenever intermittently.
No conditional voting.
You may vote for yourself. You may not vote for anyone dead or outside the game.
In the event of a tie the person with the most votes first wins (or loses).
Voting is mandatory. You may NOT abstain.
This game is open to players with 3 or fewer games on this forum.. Signups will remain open until the game is full. I might let you join if you have more than three games but they were played a very long time ago.
Modkills: This game follows the TL Mafia Ban List. If you are modkilled, your punishment will go beyond being eliminated from this game. Please refer to it for questions about your punishment. If you want to use this game to sit out your ban, please PM flamewheel or post in the Ban List.
Replacements This game uses replacements. If a player is modkilled then they will be replaced by a player on the replacement list if possible.
Clues: There are no clues anywhere.
PMs PMs are not allowed in this game.
Time Cycle: This game will follow a 48 hour day/24 hour night cycle. In case I am not able to post around deadline, any votes after the 48 hour mark (that is any votes after 01:00 BST[local]) will not count. Currently the deadline is 01:00 BST, but that may be subject to change. Actions/votes will be accepted up to the posted time, but not after (00:59 BST is fine but not 01:00 BST).
Credits: Thanks to anyone who has ever hosted a game. This list grows ever longer. Thanks to everyone who helped balance this game. Thanks to cohost. Thanks to coaches. Thanks to players.
If you have not read all the rules, go back and do so. I will not compensate for ignorance!
Last edit: 2012-09-24 22:59:07
I disagree with myself - kushm4sta
marvellosity United Kingdom. September 10 2012 11:11. Posts 11827
The setup is a semi-open setup for 13 players; that is, all the possible roles are given but the number of each is not known. Not all of the roles will necessarily be present. Some of the roles may have limits on the number of times they may be used. This will be specified in the role PM. The game is inherently balanced for both sides depending on the types and numbers of roles that appear. The pimps (mafia) win when they outnumber the whores (town) or they reach a scenario when this becomes inevitable. Town wins by eliminating all mafia members. Mafia kill power is always 1.
You are a Cliquey Skank with another Cliquey Skank. You just love to talk behind other people's backs, even though you are both members of the brothel. You may communicate with each other privately by any means you wish; a QT has been provided for you at (linkhere). You win with the brothel when all pimps have been disposed of.
You are Sneaky Bitch. At some point you came across the brother's master key and made a copy for yourself. That means you have access to any room in the brothel, and can look through anyone's possessions. As such, you may check one person (once/every night) and will receive back either pimp or whore.. You may vote once per day and win when town has eliminated all the despicable pimps.
You are Scary Slut. Your legs are hairy and you're an allround terrifying lady. So you can trap someone in their room and they won't be able to get out, and people won't be able to get in. In other words, you may choose one person to jail (one night/every night) and you will protect them from 1 KP and prevent them using any role they might have. Neither you nor your target will be informed of successful saves from a hit. You may vote once per day and your goal is to rid the brothel of the pimps.
You are an Ugly Prostitute. So ugly in fact, that when you slip your knickers off, people faint at the sight. Thus, (once at/every) night you will be able to so utterly disgust someone, they faint and so it will prevent them from doing anything or going anywhere until the crack of dawn. You win when all the pimps have been killed. Your target will wake up the next morning not knowing what happened, but at the very least will be aware that he has been scarred for life.
You are Disease-ridden Wench. Over the years you have contracted many diseases, but somehow they don't kill you. But they can kill others. Therefore X number of times at night per game, you may choose to have unprotected sex with someone, and the transmitted diseases will kill them on the spot. In other words, you have a gun with X bullets and you may shoot if you so wish at night. You are never refunded a bullet under any circumstances. You win when all the pimps have ceased to breathe.
You are a Regular Pimp. You have no special powers other than making Whores buy into your bullshit. The Whores are proving troublesome, so just go out there and start offing them. The pimps can kill one person per night by choosing one of you to carry out the deed. You win when the pimps outnumber the whores or nothing can prevent this. You may talk to each other at any time in private by any means you wish; for your convenience, a QT has been provided at (link)
You are the Aggressive Pimp. You intimidate everyone, and you can use this to your benefit. As such, once per night you may choose to scare the shit out of someone, preventing them using any ability that night. That person will be informed that he or she was roleblocked. You may also carry out kills for the pimps. You may communicate privately with your friend(s) (name(s) here) in any manner you wish; a QT has been provided at (link here) for your convenience.
You are a Thai Ladyboy. You are able to so well disguise yourself as one of the prostitutes, that any Sneaky Bitch who roots around your affairs will think you are in fact a Whore. You may also communicate privately with your fellow pimp(s) name(s) here in any manner you wish. A QT has been provided at (link here) for your convenience.
You are The Clever Pimp. You have the unique ability to play with the minds of whores. Therefore you may target one person per night, causing them to display the opposite alignment to any Sneaky Bitches who choose to investigate them for that night only. You may not target yourself. You may also communicate privately with your fellow pimp(s) name(s) here in any manner you wish. A QT has been provided at (link here) for your convenience.
You are Professor Chaos. You've tried your hand at pimping, but gave it up so you're playing for yourself now. Do you know what I am saying?
Since it doesn't matter what I tell you, just kill everything. You win if you live and no one else does.
You can choose to appear innocent to all checks or have the ability to survive one KP once. You can kill one person every night, but you don't have to.
If two roleblockers target each other, they are both informed. If a roleblocker targets a jailer and the jailer targets someone else, the jailer's action will not go through.
Masons who are roleblocked will not be prevented from communicating with their partner(s).
Masons are confirmed town to each other.
One person on the mafia team may carry out the kill each night. The mafia can choose not to kill. The mafia can kill each other. If the mafia member chosen to kill on a particular night is roleblocked, no kill will occur. A mafia member may use his ability and kill in the same night.
Millers are self-aware.
There are no hit notifications in this game.
All roleblocks will result in the target being notified.
If a serial killer is present he/she will be able to choose between investigation immunity and one shot bulletproof when the roles go out and before day 1 starts. If no choice is sent in then I will flip a coin and choose for the player.
If there are any questions about the setup, they may either be PMed to me or posted in the thread in bold green text
RemedySC as Strongalina de Biggonia, Regular Whore, lynched Day 2
drazak as Hirosho Poro, Regular Whore, lynched Day 1
shamelessly stole this from EchelonTee. thanks mate!
It's already in the rules, but remember, no editing. If you feel you must correct your post, please make a second post to clarify your statements. You may put EBWOP ("Edit by way of post," a handy acronym invented by semioldguy) at the beginning of your post to indicate that you are clearing up a point you made. If your EBWOP post is several posts after your original, please quote your original post in your EBWOP post for the sake of clarity.
Only sign up if you know you will have the time available to properly play the game. It is essential that players remain active in a newbie game, so only /in if you are able to play to your fullest.
If there is any sort of issue, you are unsure about some mechanic, or you are just wondering if your devilish scheme is even allowed, feel free to PM me, or ask in-thread with green text. Don't feel shy; these games are meant to be a place to learn and be open.
Behave as gentlemen (or ladies). Things get heated here, but personal attacks will not be acceptable, and will be dealt with accordingly. Remember, this is a game; have fun and happy scumhunting!
Please do not talk about any ongoing games either in-game or pre-game. This can affect other games and is unacceptable. Please do not refer to outside-of- thread activity of players in this thread.
If you receive coaching, don't tell town about it.
Hai folks, reporting in as town coach for this fine game! Townies and blue roles, feel free to PM me (on TL.net or #tlmafia IRC) for coaching and advice. Mafia + Serial Killer can also PM me for advice (though the nature of your coaching will be quite different).
Coaching can either be done by PM or on a private QuickTopic thread - let me know your preference.
Things I will help you with unconditionally:
"I'm lost! What do I doooooo?!?!?"
How to establish yourself as town
How to defend yourself from attacks
Persuasive writing and proofreading posts
How to pressure a player
"What questions should I be asking?"
...and more... just ask!
Things I will help you with moderately:
"How do I scumhunt?"
"Am I justified in suspecting this player?"
"Did I write a good case against this player? Why?"
"Who should I use my Cop/Medic/Roleblocker night-action on?"
Things I will not help you with:
Allignments of specific players.
My reads on specific players.
Antagonizing other players.
"How do I make my e-penis larger?"
"What race should I play in Starcraft 2?"
When in doubt, just ask. There's very little that I won't help with to some extent, and the worst I can say is "no comment" =)
Last edit: 2012-09-18 10:15:42
Keirathi United States. September 10 2012 11:47. Posts 3619