This is a thing I have wanted to get off the ground for…almost a year now, as it turns out. I have always appreciated the dynamic that recurring forum games bring to a community, and mafia games are the cream of the crop in that regard. This post will be a walkthrough for those new to the concept and those familiar and wondering what to expect.
An Intro to Mafia
This is a game that will take place over the course of (typically) 7-14 real days. In it, players are divided in to two factions: Battlers (The Town, in common parlance) and Knights (Our mafia.) The goal of each team is to be the last standing.
Mafia is divided in to two distinct phases: a Day Phase and a Night phase. During the Day phase (typically one full real day), the denizens of the island debate amongst themselves in this thread about who may secretly be a Knight, and at the end choose to vote (or not!) on a member to be…disposed of. The Knights will be working to secretly undermine this discussion, so paranoia and fear are your greatest weapons and weaknesses. At the end of the day, I will post the results of your deliberations and reveal the chosen player’s alignment…before removing them from the game permanently. The town must agree on a simple majority by the end of the day for a vote to take effect.
At Night, secret plans spring in to action. The Mafia chooses amongst themselves who amongst the Battlers to kill, and certain players amongst the islanders will be able to perform actions at night with the intent of stopping them. All players with a role will submit PMs to me, the game master! As morning arrives, I will make a post summarizing what occurred in the evening, and who survived. Please not that PMs are not meant to be sent between players, unless they are the Mafia/Knights.
The game repeats this day and night cycle until either the mafia are entirely eliminated, or the mafia is *equal to or greater than the remaining population of Battlers.
Day phases will last ~20 hours, night phases approximately 10.
For a more detailed look in to the basics of play, This Flash, despite being Old and On Newgrounds has been a useful resource for the Mafia community for years.
I’ve played Mafia before, what should I expect?
Standard single mafia game. No traitors, no SKs. We’ll be starting off with a basic game and hopefully other future games, either staff or community run, will go buckwild.