Sun and Moon Themed Mafia | GAME OVER | Town Wins!
"In its simplest form, Mafia consists of two sides: the Mafia, and the Town. The Mafia's goal is to kill the innocents, while the Town's goal is to kill the Mafia.
At the beginning of the game, the Moderator will secretly send everyone their role. The Mafia will know each other, while (in the basic game) everyone else will only know their own role.
The game has two phases. During Night, the Town can not communicate, but the Mafia can discuss and choose someone to murder. After the Moderator has received the name of the victim, the Moderator reveals the dead player, and Day begins.
During Day, the Town must choose someone to Lynch; they are trying to eliminate the Mafia, but the Mafia can lead them astray by casting suspicion elsewhere. Generally, players will vote for someone they think is Mafia (the Mafia will vote so that they seem to be doing this as well, and might even vote for each other to confuse the Town); when a player gets a majority of the votes, they are lynched. Their role is revealed by the Moderator, and it is once again Night.
The game alternates between Night and Day until either the Mafia are eliminated, or the Mafia have killed everyone else."
Rules: 1. Unless your role specifically states otherwise, no communication about the game takes place outside of this thread. This includes both players and non-players. - This applies to Discord, shoutouts, Twitter, real life, etc. It is not fair for you to receive information (even basic things like player reactions) that other players don't have. 2. No quoting or partial quoting mod PMs, or faking a quoted mod PM in this thread (including screenshots). You MAY state your role / alignment You MAY PARAPHRASE your abilities, copy-paste from role PM is not allowed You MAY NOT try to force others about the specifics of their mod PMs 3. Editing posts is not allowed. Double-post if need be. 4. Make your votes clear and easy to see. VOTE: Boozer is good. You may change your vote, vote for no lynch and unvote as needed. 5. Lynching occurs once a majority has been reached. 6. If no majority has been reached upon the deadline, no lynch takes place. 7. Thread will be locked during the night phase until the next day phase. 8. Dead players cannot post in this thread. If a dead player had a role that let them communicate privately, they are to cease doing that. 9. Character claiming is strictly prohibited.
Days have a deadline of two weeks. Nights have a deadline of 48 hours. Inactive players with no prior notice will be given notice after 48 hours upon which action will be taken if they continue to not respond.
With the new Pokemon Sun and Moon being released Aero and I thought it would be appropriate to theme a mafia game around it.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day Phases last 2 weeks from when they are started and night phases can go for up to 48 hours before the next day begins.
A - Extra, Maribro, Shane, Dean (Duon), Windkeeper, JLo, Luminescent B - Ghostbone, Insertname, cjeccjecc C - Invisi, LuminousLucas, Mr L D - Spacejam, Dean (SK), HydroPimp E - AutumnWind, ThatLaggyPerson F - LachlanF, Corvid
somewhat Welcome to Mafia, ThatLaggyPerson! You are Mimikyu, Town-Aligned 1-Shot Unlynchable.
Active ability: You have no active abilities. Passive ability: Disguise - Is there one, or two Pikachu's? They will never know. If you are lynched, you will not die. Factional ability: You have no factional abilities. Global ability: You may post in the game thread during the day phase, and vote to have any living players lynched.
Win condition: You win when all threats to the town have been eliminated. Have fun! I’ll answer any questions you may have.
also did you do this for the meme
Overall, I think the game went okay. It was a bit slow to start though, which I think frustrated all of us (including the moderators). Perhaps we need stricter activity regulations to keep the game moving. Or we can all agree that getting to page 25 on day two after three weeks is bad and that we should probably just kill people.
Game balance was mostly well done, with the main exception of Bijou being able to target himself. There are very few situations where roles should be allowed to target themselves. It breaks a bunch of roles (imagine an unkillable doctor, or as we saw earlier, a nearly unkillable bus driver). It also creates race conditions and causal loops, which fortunately we didn't end up seeing. I think the way it was handled (removing self-targeting and telling Bijou immediately after night 1) was okay, but it probably would've been better to ask Bijou to reassign his night 1 actions tbh.
Reviver also seems like a kinda broken role. Unfortunately we didn't get to see how it played out, but being able to revive a confirmed strong power role is super powerful, and probably stronger than a permanent doctor even if it's only one shot. Furthermore, the reviver is basically confirmed town at the same time. Making it a night-only action might help lessen this, but the reviver can still just indicate their intentions to the town the previous day. Perhaps the mafia assassin should work via PM rather than global announcement to be similar power level to the reviver, or just replace reviver with a doctor.
All that said, I think town won mostly off a few lucky plays, particularly on the first night, and this kinda snowballed out of hand. If the game were replayed with the same roles, I think it would be a fairly even game, maybe slightly town favoured.
This was an enjoyable game to watch. It seems like everyone else had fun too, which I'm happy about. Unfortunate to mafia that town got super lucky which skewed the game massively in their favour.
I would probably not use 2 week days again. I think 1 week days might be too short but if you analyze everything enough Mafia generally won't win ever, so I'd be up for shortening future days to prevent 12 days of talking day 1 to just lynch Lachlan.
Bus Driver was a mistake. For those wondering about the "rules changing" mid game... That never really happened. I strongly dislike self targeting roles, originally I wasn't going to let Shane self target but for whatever reason I did. I realised during night 1 that Shane was just going to self target himself all game and so I told him that he could use it on himself, but not on consecutive nights. It didn't affect anything in the game, since Shane would have been dead night 1 had he not been able to self target himself anyway. I hope this clears this up for people who thought I was being "unfair", "retarded" or whatever.
I thought the game was pretty balanced. Town had a couple of broken roles, and a bunch of not so useful ones. I tried to balance it out expecting the SK/Mafia to be able to kill things, but none of them actually did LOL.
Town had a bunch of useless roles to compensate the Reviver/Cop, and Maf had a Vanillerizer (Which isnt fun to play against btw which is why it wasn't 3 shot).
I learned a lot from this game anyway.