Send @ben_lubar a chat with the following information when it's your turn:
The usernames of any bots or co-GMs who need access.
Any sub-categories/groups you need for your game. Current Game and Club Ded are required for every game, and most Mafia games (but not all of them!) need some sort of antagonist faction.
A highlight color for your posts if you don't want the same one as your previous game. The default color for new GMs is this:
Any special CSS your game will need. In the past, this has been used for burning usernames (IX) and role-playing names (VI, X). Any special CSS needs to be finalized some time before the game starts so it has time to be deployed.
When your categories and groups are ready:
Make a sign-up topic in the Mafia forum. You need at least the categories of your game and a link to the @Mafia-Club-Ded and @Mafia-Players groups for people to join.
Make a topic in each of the current game forums. It's important that you do this as soon as possible so the topic IDs can be added to the forum CSS.
Watch your notifications for group join requests. When you're the GM, you're in charge of approving these.
When your game ends with town losing, ask a moderator that's in Club Ded or any administrator to clean up your game. This used to always be @ben_lubar's job, but any staff member with access to the topics can lock and move them. The rest of the cleanup is done during the setup for the next game.
The player is given all information about their role; there are no hidden powers
A couple other ideas that I've been tossing around:
MafiaScum requires all their GMs to have experience playing on their site before GMing. Sufficient experience playing elsewhere may be considered as a substitute, but it is generally considered a good idea to have experience with the local game culture first. Now that we are several games deep and we have a bunch of regulars, do we want to institute something like that?
I'd like to propose that anyone running their first game runs the setup by either an experienced GM or a dedicated Club-Deder to get help identifying the correct categorization and to check for a good balance. This rule would also kick in if an experienced GM is waffling about the categorization of their game.
Your representative has been slotted into this game below.
GAME 4 @ MAY 15 (48/24 Phase Lengths w/ 4 PM EST deadline) @abarker (What the Daily WTF?)
@braided pain (Personality Cafe)
@Crispetalous (Sugoi Desu!)
@Dp101 (Realms Beyond)
@lexistenz (Hattrick.org (Romanian))
@machucado (Hattrick.org (Swedish))
@Maribro (Australian Super Smash Bros.)
@Murska (Giant in the Playground)
@TEOL (Extreme Warfare Battleground)
@Voe (W3D Hub)
@Zone Q11 (Novel Updates)
Do you wish to spectate and/or talk with players from other communities?
We have a big chat on Discord (300+ members) for those that want to spectate and talk about these games. The representatives will be added to this channel too after they die. Or if you just want to chat with people from other communities, we have a general chat too that is unrelated to the Mafia Championship.
1) CLICK HERE TO JOIN: [url]https://discord.gg/zdeEhcg[/url]
2) Tag one of the red or blue people in the chat (write @Thingyman or @staff for example), let them know who you are and from what community, and they'll give you the necessary permissions to see the spectator channel. This is necessary to avoid the wrong people (the representatives and their backups) joining the channel.
You don't need to have Discord installed in order to join the channel, as there is a web version.
Do you want to have your own private community spectator chat?
This is definitely both allowed and encouraged. However, I ask that you please do everything possible to make this chat private and inaccessible to your representative, backup and your representative's opponents. It's important that your thoughts and comments don't influence the game. In other words, please don't post about the game in public threads -- this is very important.
This thread will tell you all the details about this season. It also includes the list of participating communities and their representatives.
If you need to get in contact with me, my Skype is "thingyman" and my Discord is "Thingyman#6075". From this point on I will be checking in less on the various sites. I will make sure to pop in again though when your representative's game starts and post a link
Tip: If you do your thinking by composing and re-composing posts in the editor over a longish period of time, make sure to refresh the page after posting. Sometimes the websocket hiccups and posts don't stream in and then your read marker is on your own post and you miss something.
Welcome, [Player Name], you are a Cop [Townie|Mafia].
Once per night choose a target, you will attempt to determine the complete role card of your target. If you do not choose a target one will be chosen for you randomly from the current set of living players.
You may self-target.
You are sane.
You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated.
And with that, the mob has ruled. Justice will be served, such as it is. @pydsigner pulls out his custom whittled Pipe Pistol, places it against @Vault_Dweller's forehead. @Vault_Dweller has just enough time to spit on @pydsigner's shoe before he pulls the trigger.
The Town Guard move in to clear up the body as everyone turns to the unsavory, but less grisly task of searching through @Vault_Dweller's belongings.
You are a citizen of Bunker Hill with a dark past. A past that has caught up with you. You must collect enough caps in 7 days or less to buy out your dark past and survive into the next week. The only way you can get that many caps is…. Theft. You will have to steal them from the increasingly paranoid shopkeepers.
You are a Tracker! Each night, you may investigate one player in the game and you will discover which player they targeted (if any).
Your sword is your dagger. Once per night you may target a citizen of Bunker Hill and… take everything they have. It's distasteful, but it is the only way….
You win when you have stolen everything you need to pay off your dark past, or when nothing can prevent the same.
... Well. For once, Blind Justice aimed true. That's the last of the thieving scum. Bunker Hill is safe once more. As safe as it's possible to be in the Commonwealth that is.
Before @Vault_Dweller can realize what's going on, you grab him and lead him towards the ocean. Working in tandem, you restrain his movements - he tries to resist, but he realizes his fate as soon as you force him to kneel. You grab his head and hold it under water - he flails wildly, trying to free himself, but you don't stop until his body goes limp. You leave him close to the shore, face-down, to rest with all the other victims of the wreckage.
Vault_Dweller has died on day 3!
You're a passenger! Out of all the things you've feared before the cruise, getting stranded on a desert island with a bunch of terrorists was not on the top of the list. And yet, here you are - with most of your possessions somewhere at the bottom of the sea, and a group of people who may or may not want to murder you in your sleep. As much as you'd like to enjoy the sun and the water, something needs to be done about that situation…
You're vanilla! Unfortunately, all the knowledge and abilities you may have once had are either too rusty, or not exactly useful in this situation. But hey, maybe someday someone will appreciate your mad saxophone playing skills... For now, however, the only weapon you have is your vote, and your faction kill if applicable.
"And now... it's your turn" - @heterodox turns to @djls45 with a wicked grin on his face. - "You're my last sacrifice. The Master will be pleased."
"So it was you..." - @djls45 replies, patting the dust behind his back in search for something to defend himself.
"He came to me in my dream..." - @heterodox keeps talking, pulling a rusty knife from his back pocket and holding it tight. - "He knew we'll end up here, and he gave me a mission. A mission I will soon fullfill... Now, die!"
Suddenly, @heterodox lunges at @djls45... only for @djls45 to give him a solid whack with a wooden plank. He pauses, stunned for a moment - and that's enough for @djls45 to pin him down and start wrestling him for the knife. They keep rolling in the sand, fighting, until @djls45 finally manages to rip the knife out of @heterodox's hand and stab him in the abdomen. He falls to the ground, with his eyes wide open.
Exhausted and beaten up, @djls45 kneels on the sand, the knife slipping from his hand and hitting the ground. He takes a few deep breaths and stands up, heading for the documents and the satellite phone. It was a long and risky endeavor, but he made it - now all that's left is to call for extraction and spend the rest of his life in luxury...
Suddenly, he feels something holding his legs, and trips.
@heterodox doesn't waste any time - fighting the pain, he gets a jump on surprised @djls45 and starts furiously stabbing his chest. He dies just as the knife pierces his heart, but @heterodox doesn't stop, mutilating @djls45's body in a wicked frenzy. Finally, he plunges the knife between his ribs one last time, leaving it sticking out of the body.
djls45 has died on day 3!
You're a terrorist! On the first day of the cruise, a group of masked men barged into your cabin to persuade you to join their cause. A promise of ten million dollars and a muzzle of an AK-47 under your chin finally convinced you - all you needed to do was to take the ship over and deliver a bunch of top-secret documents to the shore of Somalia. While that plan didn't exactly go too well, you and (snipped) are still alive, the stash is in a safe place, and now all that's left is to get rid of those pesky passengers…
You win when all the other passengers are killed, or nothing can prevent it.
You're a roleblocker! It's never been difficult for you to make people helpless and unable to resist you. You say it's your innate charm that does the trick, the FBI watchlist says it's Rohypnol... luckily you've managed to bring both to the island. Each night, you can pick a person and prevent them from taking their night action.
Unable to move, @heterodox lies on his back, staring into the clear blue sky. "Are you proud, Master?" - he whispers under his labored breath. - "I did it. They're all dead, just like you told me."
There's no response, other than the rumbling waves... but @heterodox smiles, closing his eyes.
"Now, take me, Master..." - he speaks for the last time, and then the island grows quiet again.
heterodox has died on Day 3!
You're self-aligned! You win when everyone else is made to serve N'ghishurath, the eternal ruler of Nesperdia, for the eternity and beyond. T̢̜͔̝͍͗ͤ̌̔ͣ́̔h̗̮̤͙̦͛͑̔͂̽e̵̼̻̗̿ͧy̶̰̩̗͎͇̪͔̙̑̃̎̔͜͝ ̑͊͂̾҉̵̭̫͓̙m̻̼̺̱̠̈́̄́͢ͅu͎͍̜̫͙̘̟̯ͤͧ̄ͧ̀͝ͅs̭̣̳̫̘ͪͫt̢͓͕̼̳̹͈͕̓ͩ̋ͨͫ͞͞ ̢͎̗̖̗̰̥ͭ̏ͯ́ͤͫ͛̚͟ạ̸̈́ͣ́ͬl͔̼ͮ̌̇ͅl̛̥̮̯͑͒͂̓̏́ͩ́ ̵̛̼̖̮͈͙̻͍͉̗̌͋̏̀̎ͨ̅d͉͇͙͎̮̤̳̓ͫ̍ͤ͆̽́ͥͨ́̀ͅi̺̩͉̲̙̝̹̘̎̊̓́̒̋̆̉̄̕͠e̠͉̿ͯ̿͛̑,̸̶͔̻̣̼́ͥͫ͑ͤ̀̓̆̕ ̢̺͕̦̤̮̼̼̓̋͐̄͛͋ͫ̀͝ͅͅf̦͈͓̩͙́ͩͬ̀̊ͬỏ̳̩̣̼̬̠ͥ̇̀r̴̙̪͔̣͈͕͓͇͋͡ ̧̭͚̩̬̘͚̘͉͊ͧt̛̺̥̪̪̜̾͑̓͛̽ͨ͢h̸̛͇̱̗̼͌̊ͤͤ͋ͯ͒e̷̡̢̲̰̳͖̱͚̥͋̓ͮ͗̚ ͮ́͑͒͊̂͆́͘҉̬̰̞̰̳͕͓̣͞g̼̥͊̆̆l̒͑͗̿̍ͭ͒̚͟҉̗̟̻͙̫̳̥̠ọ̡̊ͯ͋ṛ̥̺̪͇̯̮̖̻́ͨ̀͢͠y̹͉̥͆͛ͅ ̲̜͕̪̐ͭͩ̊͌ͦ̾̽͝o̠̙̝̤̭̘̩̞ͮ̈́f̦̭̝̹͖͎̙͉͗̂ͨ̅̇ ̛͍̫̙͈̠̗͙͕̭͋ͯt͈̭̖̉̔̿̈́̽͟͡ḫ̨̛̝̝̮̩̊ͫ̐ͤ́͠e̦̩̹̰͍ͭ̄̓͛̉ͥ́͘ ̢̙̲̲̱̲̞ͭ͊̔ͫͅÓ͙͚̜̹̂͌͐̋̐̾͝v̵͖̦̭̹͔̬ͤ̈͛ͣ̆͝ę̬̻͍͖͋̍ͥ̏r̶̡̩̘͌͊ͩḷ͉̲͂ͦ̀o̪͎͔̫ͧ͋̈̒͗́̀͠͠ŗ̥̩̯̹̃͟ͅd̞͍̩̦̦̻̂͗̽̓̋͒̃͟ͅ.̉̈́ͦ҉͏̦̰̰̻͙̩̹͖ ̶̢̻̞͕͑̓̔̿̈̚͘Y͉̪̮̲̬̬̊̽̓̆͊̈̈̓̓ŏ͖̳̜ͭ̂̇̀u̳̤͚̬̪͈͉͓ͭ́͊̓ ̷̰̠̝̳̹ͣ̇̔̄͒ͯ͌͊ͬ̀h̸̬̀̃̀̇͑͊̏ͯâ̴̦͖ͩ̓͜v̙͆e̷̝̮̞͕̞͊͆͂͋̄̄̇ͫ͟ͅ ̮̱͙̜͖̣̺̬̍̿ͭ͌͂ͫ̈́̊͢b̸̡̹̞̙̯̳͔̻̻̫̆̎ͯ̋̉ͮͣ͑̐͞ȅ̵̠͇̙̫͋͊ͬ͘͢e̛̛͙̹̐͐͒̓͂͠n̮̟͇̠ͣ̓̓͆̒̔ͣ̚͞ ͙̬͚̪̙̥͗̇́̕͢č̶̨̂͐̀̇̃̎̽ͭ͏̯̯̞ḣ̸̡̰͛͆ͪ̋o̧͓͖̳̖̱̖͊͞ş̦̔͊͑ͩ̄ͥ̈́ͭ͠e̶̶͙̓̿͞nͤ̀ͬ͛ͦ̏ͧ͜҉̺͔̫͖̠.̟͙͙͎̯͔̝̝ͮͩ͘ ̙̲̞̊͌́͠͡Ỹ̽ͥͦ̊҉̦͈͎̮͎̲o̞̯̰̘̞̤͌ͦ̋̈̇u̴̴̻̪͕͙͖̪̻ͪ͑ͬ̒̾͢ ̛ͭͤ̀ͫ͒ͧ̇ͮͤ҉̹̮͢m̧̖͙̰̜̥̦͙̳ͪͣͦͦ͜ͅu̧͖̳̼̝̎ͅş̹̫̰̜̩ͤ̃ͣ̍ͭt̜̽͒͐̂ͪ͂̽ ̷̒͏̖̺͉̮̙͕͖͔̤s͔̯̟̙͎̦̜̦̐̍͗e̶̙̽ͯ̋͂̌̇̕r̪͙͈ͩͪ̒̓̃́̾̑͞v̷̧͈͍̏͌̒̀eͣͮ̏ͫ͌̏̄̀͢͏̩̖̩̠̘̫̻ ̷̢̳̥̦͓̄ͮͭͭ͑̾̎̉͋͟ẗ̙̥̝̥́͋͝ȟ̻̹̻̲̦̖ͦ̓́͛̅́e̵͙͈̱̹̲̱̜͕ͪ̀̇ ͗̉ͧ̎͊ͪ̀̀͏̸̸̣̙̼̺O̫̟ͮ͆͌ͧ̓̌ṿ̫̻̪̥͙̱̑̿̒͗̀͜e̷̠̠̲̰̯̩ͬ̾ͩ̔̓͋͊͢r̵͙̯̫̗̻ͤ͞͡l̖̼̪̏ͩ͌̃̌ō̴̞̬̬̇͑ͯͬ͐ͯ̚̕͜r̜̤̙͚͕̳͈͉̙ͪ̉̂͐̀͠d̬͍͇ͯ͊̋ͫ͡.̴͙̤ͣ̆ͤͨ̽ͮ ̶̻̻͎̝̜̜͆͗͊͗͆ͬ͠͝ͅY͔̟̜̲̣̮̠̬ͧ̈͒ͣ̾ͧ̈́o̍̈́̾̈́̾̎̎ͯ͠҉̩̠̼̺̠̻͓̩ǘ͕͙̯̎̋ ̟͎̘͓͈̯̏̔͛̇ͣ̏͜͝m̛̤̙͕͚̙̙̭͈̬̓ͪ̾ű̠̫̇ͥ̄ͤs̬̞̹̗̓̔̆͜t͈̳̣̬̭̪͚̱̑͂ͥ̾́ͅ ̷͈͉̹̭̲͎ͥ̏̎ͤͫ͛̃̌͒ķ̬̦͖̼͇̬͋̏ͩͦ̅̓į̦̞̰͒̏͑̆l̢͍̠̠̩̀̆͑͛͡ͅlͭ̔ͪ͋͑҉҉͙̺͉͖̣̬̟ ͍͚͉̲͎̣ͣ̊t͔͕͍̜͖̘̜̅ͨ͋́h̡̺̹̠̯͖͚̓ͣ̂ͭ̇̍̚͘͠ě̵̟̣ͣ̋̏ͧ̈́m̡̳̱̤͋ͯ̂ͨ͢ͅ ̀̑̏̓̓̃͏͕̠̳ȃ̼̙͚̹̠̜͍̓l̒͆ͦ҉̸̠̗̼̟̠̮͍̼̰͞ļ̶̷̺̑.̰͍͓̳͋ͫ̈́͝ͅ
You're a serial killer! Before you've boarded the ship, you had a strange dream. A seven-horned beast appeared before you in a cloud of smoke, tellling you amongst ominous chants to "kill every last one of them". And no matter the circumstances, the will of N'ghishurath will be realized. Each night, you can pick a person and release their soul from its useless mortal shell.
A few weeks later, a rescue operation finally managed to find the wreckage. By that time, however, it was too late to save anyone - all they could do was to wrap up the bodies and give them a proper burial back home. The obligatory autopsies raised quite a few questions - but in the interest of national security, none of them have been released to the public. As far as everybody was concerned, the ship has succumbed to the storm, killing all the passengers before the remains of the ship reached the island. Aside from a few doctors and high-ranking military staff, no one has ever found out what really happened on board.
This is a thread for the lovers. You may discuss the game privately in this thread at all times.
You boarded the ship as strangers - now, you can't imagine leaving it in any other way than in each other's embrace. While all the other passengers are left to deal with loneliness on their own accord, you've been rocking the boat every night and blaming it on the waves every day ever since HMS Titanic II has left the port. Before you can start planning your life together, though, it's crucial to deal with the current situation - after all, Somalia is not a very good place for a honeymoon...