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 Post subject: General Guide to the Game of Mafia
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:48 pm 
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A Beginners Guide to Mafia (Revolution Mafia)

Mafia has evolved from a game that used to be played in person. This Wiki gives a history THE WIKI

The goal of the game is to stay alive and win. This Flash file will give you an idea of the types of roles and how they work mafiascum flash

Basically, if you are a Townie, you need to figure out who is Mafia and vote to lynch them. If you are Mafia, you want to get Townies lynched as well as figure out who has the Power Role (like Cop or Doctor) as you will want to Night Kill them.

The way this works is that everyone posts their suspicions in the game thread during the Day. Be wary though, the mafia will be trying to twist things. You need to figure who is truthful and who is a scheming lying mafia! Sometimes, players will drop hints about their allegiance, sometimes the mafia will make slips. You also want to look and see who appears to be aligned with who. You might get accused and you will need to defend. You might accuse another player. You can do this by linking to posts or quoting posts that backs up your theory of them being mafia (and if you are mafia, you can still do the same thing ;) )

As you get more experienced, you will last longer in a game and may even win! (Of course this sometimes happens for your first game too ).

Each day usually lasts 24hrs for Quick Mafia and 48hrs for Full Mafia. You need to vote before the timer runs out. It is usually not a good thing to vote really, really early. U{DATE: We now have a poll for voting.

Each Night, the mafia will get to select who they want to kill and Power Townies will use their abilities to try to thwart the mafia. Nights generally last 12 hrs for Quick Mafia and 24 hrs for Full Mafia. U{DATE: We now have games defined by number of players and nights are always 24hrs.

We were all new once. We want to do what we can to help make getting into the game as easy as possible for you!! It's a friendly place. At the end of the day, what happens in mafia stays in mafia; and a lot of us return time and time again for new games. A lot of us have played many, many games together. Feel free to ask questions (but you might want to PM the Game Host(s) or a non playing Mod for help if you are really unsure of what you are doing)

And there are a number of things that can get you lynched quickly:

Too much Off Topic chatter
Joking about a Lynch
Joking about making an LD statement if is required
Not posting (Under the Radar)



Don't out your role, it's bad form, unless there's a really good reason - for example, the Townies will absolutely lose the game if you are lynched... or there has been a plan which involves your outing which has been discussed at length and the group has come to a general consensus that it's the right thing.

Please do not break the rules. They exist for a reason.

Most importantly HAVE FUN!!! We are really nice people even when we are scheming to kill each other. We are all friends here (no really, we are!!). We invite the veterans to add anything in that we've missed. We always feel bad for the people who are new to our games who make mistakes that don't seem like mistakes to them at the time, and then get lynched for it.

Here is a list of common acronyms that you might see in a game:

BTSC = Behind The Scenes Contact.

EBWOP = Edit By Way of Post. Since you can't edit, this is used to indicate you need to change or add something to a post you just made.

Disco = Discovery Role

LD = Lie Detector

RB = Role Blocker

WIFOM = Wine in front of me (Princess Bride reference) - This is a strategy used by people that are under fire in the thread by saying that "they would never do that."

Switcheroo known elsewhere as OMGUS (Oh My God You Suck) = When a baddie is accused/under fire and turns the tables by accusing the person that's accusing them.

DP = Day Post

NK-- Night Kill

Linkitis = Briefly, it's an term coined by the Lostpedia forum players which refers to when you post at the same as someone else, rendering your post somewhat irrelevant, or not being in context anymore...or so that you need to respond to people.

The most important thing to remember is the even though Mafia is srs bzns, you should always HAVE FUN!! You are going to get lynched, you are going to get NK'd. You will be accused. Do not take it personally. It is JUST A GAME and we happen to be very addicted to it here at Revolution Mafia :lol:



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 Post subject: General Guide to the Game of Mafia
PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:09 am 
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TOWNIES

You only have to question who you suspect to be mafia, gather evidence from the game thread on what people have posted. You will then cast your VOTE to lynch the player you are most suspicious of being a Mafia within the GAME THREAD itself.

To do this:

DURING DAY PHASE (usually 48hrs):

post your vote in the thread VOTE = THE PLAYER YOU SUSPECT using the BOLD tags. See Quick Tips post in Game Section for how to do that.

If you have an ABILITY to use at NIGHT:

Night phase begins as soon as the DAY is over (i.e. all the votes are cast and someone has been lynched) and Game Host has posted the Lynch Post.

DURING NIGHT PHASE (24hrs):

You will send a PM to the Game Host(s) to use your ability. DO NOT POST THIS IN THE GAME THREAD as that will let the mafia know your role.

Once the NIGHT PHASE is over the Game Hosts will post the Night Post that shows the story of how the abilities used during the night. This may or may not include ALL abilities used as some will affect other abilities used during this phase. Game Hosts will determine what ability appears in these posts.

If your name is shown as being DEAD you are no longer alive in the game and can no longer post ON TOPIC about the game. Instead you will post in Dead Red using the COLOR tags. (see Quick Tips in Game section)

After Night Post is up, the next DAY PHASE has begun and you just repeat until there is a winner declared.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:16 am 
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As a member of a Mafia Team, your job is to kill all the Townies (and any other roles that affect your WIN condition) either by getting them lynched during the DAY PHASE or Night Killing them during the NIGHT PHASE.

Typically, you will have BTSC with the rest of your team so you will all work together to come up with your game strategy.

You follow the exact same protocol as the TOWNIES in the previous post.

If you are the Mafia Don, you are the one who will typically send in the Night Ability PM, Remember that you must discuss this with your Team.

As members of your team are Lynched, then the Kill ability passes down the line starting with the Don. See your ROLE DESCRIPTION for further details.

Always work with your Team.

It is generally not a good idea to defend each other in the GAME Thread.



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Signing up for a game

When a game is getting ready to start, there will be a new thread entitled with the game name SIGN-UPS. Typically, the first post by the GAme Host will outline the roles of the game. Read those. You will add your name by saying "sign me up" or something similar.

Before you sign up for a new game for the very first time, you might want to look over a few previous games that have been played to get a general idea of how this all works.

Some good games to review can be found in the Archives:

Large Games

Mid sized and small games

Once you are comfortable that you understand how the game is played, JUMP IN and SIGN UP!

We guarantee you will HAVE FUN and become very addicted to the game
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