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Author Topic: Mafia: A Basic Tutorial  (Read 80586 times)

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Re: Mafia: A Basic Tutorial
« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2014, 08:40:58 pm »

The point of having a list of alignments is to let players know what to expect in the game, I think it's not a bad idea.  Having "outsider" on the list undermines that goal, though.
I agree, and I mostly avoid Outsider, as it tends to be a rather useless alignment. Sort of ruins the point of the game. But, I keep it in the off-chance that it's needed. I also find that Brother is a poor alignment of choice, but only because you can't have a lot of influence over whether you win or lose.

Town/Mafia is standard
SK is a good alignment
Cult is a good alignment, but it's a tough one to balance
Ally is a good alignment
Survivor tends to be an okay to bad alignment
Lyncher is a good alignment
Martyr is an odd alignment
Watcher is actually a surprisingly okay alignment
Assassin is... odd. It's tough to fully balance and make playable
Brother is bad since you have no idea what to really DO, and the person you're helping typically doesn't like you
Jester is awful garbage, and I think they should die in a fire. The only way to make Jester viable is to give them incentive to not make the game miserable for having them in it. Which is basically impossible.
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Re: Mafia: A Basic Tutorial
« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2014, 09:07:14 pm »

Mostly out of curiosity, what kind of incentive for the jester are we talking about?
What kinds of powers would you put on a Jester?

What do you think of each form of ally? (Town-ally, Cult-ally, Survivor-ally, Brother-ally, Assassin-ally, Jester-ally, etc)

If you want to, you could just PM me, though, instead of wasting time.
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Re: Mafia: A Basic Tutorial
« Reply #77 on: September 19, 2015, 11:09:28 pm »

 Since technically this thread is stuck to the top, I'm not really necro-ing it. Anyway... what was I going to say? Oh, yes...
Jester is awful garbage, and I think they should die in a fire. The only way to make Jester viable is to give them incentive to not make the game miserable for having them in it. Which is basically impossible.
This is why I love the Jester!

That's all.
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Re: Mafia: A Basic Tutorial
« Reply #78 on: April 22, 2016, 05:24:31 pm »

I think more often than not the Jester actually adds something to the game in a positive way.
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Re: Mafia: A Basic Tutorial
« Reply #79 on: April 22, 2016, 05:35:22 pm »

I can definitely agree to that.  ;D

 On a different not, it seems that no one uses this thread anymore...

Maybe I might add some stuff of my own, soon?
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