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Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - Game Over! Scum Win!
« on: February 18, 2015, 10:43:14 pm »

    Beginner's Mafia LIII
    Wolf Pack
    The crisp autumn breeze ruffles your fur. The air is cooling quickly, proclaiming winter is fast approaching. A thousand scents crowd your sensitive nose. The earthy smell of the fallen leaves rotting in the morning dew. The pungent scent of the pine trees that surround you. The warm, calming scent of your pack. Your family. They are howling. Usually the sound of their voices warms your heart and compels you to howl with them. But not now… their voices are filled with despair and sorrow…

    The hair on your neck stands on end. Something’s very wrong. You quickly find them and the source of their pain.

    Your alpha is dead. As you move up to investigate his body, you see his throat is in tatters. It’s clear there are traitors amongst your pack. It is also clear that they must pay. No foreign scents surround his body though. Teeth are bared as it is realized that members of your own pack killed your leader.

    They. Must. Die.



    Player List [7/7]:
    • Cryxis, Prince of Doom
    • origamiscienceguy - Vanilla townie killed N1
    • Peradon - Jailkeeper lynched D2
    • Melanthius UXLZ
    • ggamer
    • hector13
    • roo - Vanilla townie lynched D1

    ICs [2/2]:
    • Deathsword Jack A T
    • Nerjin - Vanilla Townie killed N2

    Scum IC [1/1]:
    • The Dark Star

    Replacements:
    • Dani

    Introduction

    Welcome to Beginner's Mafia LII. As the title suggests, this game is for beginners. If you have no idea how to play or you have some experience but you're still not quite sure what to do, then this is the right place for you. If you sign up, you have one goal: Learn how to play the game of mafia. Since this is not an easy thing to do on your own and we wouldn't dream of forcing you to do it, you will be assisted by two 'inexperience challenged' players, or ICs. The ICs are experienced players on the board who have signed up to help you learn. You can always trust that the advice they give is genuine, however, you cannot always trust the IC, as they are players in the game and have the same likelihood of being scum as every other single player.

    If this is your first time playing, keep in mind that games of forum mafia take several weeks, and can sometimes run longer than a month, and that you are expected to be able to play continuously through that time. If you can't anticipate being able to play for that long for whatever reason, then maybe the game of mafia isn't for you. But if it is, then welcome to the mafia subforum, and I hope you have a great time playing.



    Gameplay and Concept

    The game of mafia has a simple concept. A large group of players known as the town plays against a smaller group of players known as the mafia. In this setup, there are nine players, with seven town and two mafia.

    Before the game begins, each players is given a role and an alignment by the moderator. There are two alignments in this setup: Town and Mafia. The town outnumber the mafia, but each individual member of the town does not know the alignment of any of the other members. The mafia know the alignment of everyone on their team and they can discuss the game privately in a special mafia chat. The mafia has access to a nightkill that they may use in the Night phase, while the town occasionally has roles with abilities that are used during the night.

    Once everyone has a role, the game begins in the Day phase. During the Day phase, players may discuss the game and each player has a vote that they cast publicly to lynch a player. At the end of the day after some predetermined amount of time, the player with the most votes is lynched. Lynching does two things: it reveals a player's role and alignment, and it removes a player from the game. Once lynched, a player is no longer allowed to post in the thread.

    Once the day ends, the game proceeds to Night. During the Night, discussion is prohibited. The mafia team picks a target to nightkill. If available, any town power roles use their actions as well. At the end of the night, the target the mafia chose to nightkill has their role and alignment revealed, and that player is removed from the game in a similar way to being lynched. Once the night ends, the game proceeds to another Day.

    Both teams win by eliminating the other. However, due to the nature of the teams, they win very differently. The town win by finding and lynching the mafia, while the mafia win by avoiding being lynched and nightkilling.

    Potential Roles

    Vanilla Townie - A member of the town with no special abilities.
    Vanilla Mafioso - A member of the mafia with no special abilities.
    Cop (Town) - A cop may choose to inspect a single player during the night and learn that player's alignment.
    Jailkeeper (Town) - A combination of a Roleblocker and a Doctor, a Jailkeeper both protects and blocks the target from acting during the night.
    Role Cop (Mafia) - Much like the Town Cop counterpart, the Role Cop investigates a single other during the night to learn their role, instead of their alignment.

    This is still an experimental setup

    The only role that receives the success of their results in this setup is the Cop and Rolecop. All other roles are not informed if they were successful or not.

    One of the following setups is used:
    1. 1 Mafioso, 1 Mafia Role Cop, 5 Vanilla Townies, Sane Cop, Jailkeeper.
    2. 1 Mafioso, 1 Mafia Role Cop, 6 Vanilla Townies, Sane Cop.
    3. 1 Mafioso, 1 Mafia Role Cop, 6 Vanilla Townies, Jailkeeper.

    Spoiler: Possible Role PMs (click to show/hide)

    Notes about the ICs

    The ICs are here solely to teach new players how to play, but remember, they are also players in the game. This means they have the same chance to be scum as any other player and it is entirely possible for one IC or even both ICs to be scum. Regardless of their alignment, they are obligated to provide you with genuine advice, so that even if you don't trust the IC, you can trust the advice they give. Some ICs will use a special 'IC voice' to alert players that they are delivering honest, unfiltered advice, while some don't.

    The ICs have the special privilege of being able to talk while dead. This is so that they can continue to give advice even if they are killed during the course of the game.



    Rules
    • Voting - Votes are cast in red and should include the name of the targeted player. Other colors may be ignored. Silthuri, Sil, and Silth you scummy scum!, are all acceptable ways to cast a vote if the target is clear enough.
      • If you want to remove your vote, you may put unvote in red text. You must explicitly state this to remove your vote. You may put the name of the player you are unvoting in red after the unvote, e.g., unvote Silthuri, but it is not required.
      • If the day ends with two or more people having the same number of votes, the day will end with no player being lynched.
      • It is also possible to vote for a no lynch to explicitly end the day without a lynch.
    • Death - When you are dead, you are prohibited from posting in the thread. You may make a single 'bah' post after you die, however, it must not contain any game-related information.
    • PMs - PMs between players are prohibited. You may freely PM the moderator to ask game-related questions, however, what the moderator may reveal is limited.
      • Do not quote any direct correspondence with the moderator, including role PMs and rule-related queries.
    • Edits - Editing posts is prohibited. Do not edit your post for any reason, even if your post comes out as a train-wreck of formatting, spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar. The preview button exists; use it.
    • Replacements/Activity - If you find yourself unable to play, you may, and should, request a replacement. We may try to talk you out of it if it's for any other reason besides you not having enough time to play.
      • Prods may be requested for a player. If they have not posted in the thread within 24 hours, excluding weekends, they will be prodded.
      • If you stop playing altogether without notifying me, you will receive a warning after 48 hours, and a forced replace after 72 hours.
      • Please be active. The greatest killer of beginner games is poor activity.
    • Day/Night Length - Days will last 72 hours. Nights will last 24 hours, or until all night actions are received. Weekends are not counted in terms of day or night length. E.G., if a night starts at 12:00 PM Friday, it will end at 12:00 PM Monday.
      • If the game is in a LYLO or MYLO situation, there will be no formal deadline. >50% Players must vote to end the day, or votes must not change for 24-hours.
    • Extensions/Shortens - A player may vote for an extension to increase the length of the day. It requires >33% of the current number of players to request an extension for an extension to be granted. A player may also vote for a shorten. It requires >50% of the current number of players for a shorten to be granted. Extensions increase day length by 48 hours, while shortens will immediately end the day as soon as possible. There are only two extensions per day, with other extensions being granted at the moderator's discretion for special reasons.
      • Votes for extension/shorten are done in boldface. Extend, Extension, Extend it up yo, Shorten it out y'all are acceptable ways to vote for an extension or shorten
      • Extensions or shortens can be opposed. Opposition to extensions or shortens are done in boldface. Oppose Extend, Opposition to the Extension, Oppose Shorten, are acceptable ways to oppose an extension or shorten. Oppositions count against the total number of votes for an extension or shorten.
      • Extensions count as opposition to hortens. Similarly, shortens count as opposition to extensions.
      • Extensions, Shortens, and Oppositions will be counted and processed by the moderator in the order that they are cast.
    • External Participation - While the game is ongoing, if you are not a player, an IC, or a mod, refrain from posting in the thread.
      • Play to win! There is no hopeless situation, so don't ever give up. And remember, be bold! You learn nothing and you gain nothing by holding back.
    • Miscellaneous - Use of cryptographic hashing is not permitted.  If you want to have hidden/obfuscated messages in your posts for later use, come up with them using your own wetware.

    Resources and Guides

    Our own Bay12 Mafia tutorial
    The Mafiascum wiki. Lots of theory, terminology, and game analysis.
    An Interactive Flash tutorial by one of the Mafiascum.net people. Helpful visualization!
    The Notable Games archive. Read a famous game from start to finish! Learn some Mafia history.

    Spoiler: On D1 No-lynches (click to show/hide)






    Frequently Asked Questions

    Spoiler (click to show/hide)
    « Last Edit: March 18, 2015, 06:10:43 pm by Silthuri »
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [0/9]
    « Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 10:48:33 pm »

    Might was well IN as scum IC again if no one else wants to. Otherwise, I'll just be watching (I need time for CYOM).
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [0/9]
    « Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 10:59:46 pm »

    I don't think I have time to IC again, but I'm up to scum IC.

    P-EDIT: Ah, nevermind. Might change mind later.
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [0/9]
    « Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 11:07:58 pm »

    I'm in for noob


    So if say I get put in as mafia, and the messanger thing website doesn't work for me can I use PMs or email to talk to the other mafia member?
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [0/9]
    « Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 11:09:39 pm »

    i'm not sure why quicktopic wouldn't work for you, but that's up to MOWE.

    Welcome aboard this crazy train.  I hope you enjoy the ride.
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [0/9]
    « Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 11:11:35 pm »

    Thanks .-.
    I'm just seeing what all the hype is about, probs not gonna play another game of this...
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [0/9]
    « Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 11:34:49 pm »

    IN, mafia is just too fun.
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [0/9]
    « Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 11:40:53 pm »

    In

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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [3/9]
    « Reply #8 on: February 19, 2015, 08:59:29 am »

    Thanks .-.
    I'm just seeing what all the hype is about, probs not gonna play another game of this...
    You just end up liking it. It sure was enough to lure 4maskwolf back.

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    IN, mafia is just too fun.
    I don't think you need another BM, but you probably know your own experience best.
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [3/9]
    « Reply #9 on: February 19, 2015, 09:01:55 am »

    Ah... not sure if I should be in for this one. Played 2.5 games of mafia, one of which I completely failed in, the other of which I did quite well. I also don't want to take a spot if a newer person wants one so... In as replacement?
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [0/9]
    « Reply #10 on: February 19, 2015, 09:12:40 am »

    So if say I get put in as mafia, and the messanger thing website doesn't work for me can I use PMs or email to talk to the other mafia member?

    I'd really hate having to use PM's, which would mean in addition to sending them to your partner, you'd also have to send them to me so I can make sure nothing fishy is going on. And I'd have to compile them all into a scum chat of sorts to post for the others.

    Here is the link to the last scum chat. See if it works for ya.
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [4/9]
    « Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 10:14:59 am »

    Screw it, IC in me.

    Deathsword is absolutely right, Cryxis.  To a certain type of person, mafia is irresistable.  And I happen to be that type of person.  Who knows, maybe you'll want to stick around?  That said, good on you for giving this a shot!
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [3/9]
    « Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 10:21:01 am »


    IN, mafia is just too fun.
    I don't think you need another BM, but you probably know your own experience best.

    My strategy for the other beginners mafia didn't work, so i'll try something else this time.
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [5/9]
    « Reply #13 on: February 19, 2015, 10:57:26 am »


    IN, mafia is just too fun.
    I don't think you need another BM, but you probably know your own experience best.

    My strategy for the other beginners mafia didn't work, so i'll try something else this time.
    You got pretty close to winning in Overlord. If you hadn't slipped, you might've done it.
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    Re: Beginner's Mafia LIII: Wolf Pack - [5/9]
    « Reply #14 on: February 19, 2015, 11:00:37 am »

    For hat game, I was doing exactly what he wiki said to do. I'm trying to find a play style hat I like. The previous beginners mafia didn't work.
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