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  • posted a message on Mafia Hosting Sign-Ups & Hosting Rules
    Officially submitting to the Micro Queue:

    Shoushiling Mafia
    Closed Role Madness Setup for 7 Players, spiritual successor to Janken and Rock-Paper-Scissors.
    Reviewers: DV & the worst.

    Officially submitting to the Mini Queue:

    Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis Mafia
    Closed Role Madness Setup for 12 Players.
    Reviewers: Prophylaxis & shadowlancerx
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Game Over

    Rhand has been lynched. He was... Town Doctor.

    Mafia have won!

    shadowlancerx - Town 1-shot Claim Vig
    Rhand - Town 1-shot Doctor
    grapefruit21 - Town 1-shot Item Thief
    Lastwhisper - Town 1-shot Envelope Inventor
    SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy - Town 1-shot Commuterizer

    tomsloger - Mafia 1-shot Tracker
    Killjoy - Mafia 1-shot Bus Driver

    Fake Claim: Town 1-shot Bread Baker

    Thanks for playing!

    Thoughts to follow.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Votecount 2.1

    The ancient coin, made out of stone, usually was more practical as a method of travel than as a method of currency.


    tomsloger (1) - SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy
    Rhand (1) - tomsloger

    Not voting: Grapefruit21, Killjoy, Rhand

    Reminder that votes are locked because it's LyLO.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Day 2 Start

    Do not attempt to swallow tokens. Tokens may include substances that are toxic to humans, particularly those with a weak constitution.


    Wisp has died. In mourning him, you find a card in the mangled wreckage of his body that reads:


    Day 2 Lynch Deadline will be Noon MST on Thursday, March 5th, whether or not the host is around. It will then be twilight until the host is conscious and able to officially end the Day.

    Since it is currently LyLO, votes will lock when made.

    With 5 living players in the game, it takes 3 to lynch.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Night 1 Start

    My lawyer has asked me to inform you that the lever may be difficult to pull. I am legally required to let you know that attempting to pull the lever waives all legal responsibility on the part of our company should you suffer injury or distress from the results.


    Shadowlancerx has been lunched. He was...

    Insert Coin
    Insert Coin
    Insert Coin
    Insert Coin

    Night 1 Actions are due by 1 PM MST on Friday. February 28th, and Day 2 will start some time in the early afternoon, MST, on Saturday, February 29th.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Final Day 1 Votecount

    I once swallowed a coin to see what kind of candy would come out. The doctor told me the machine was broken. So I swallowed another one after I left the hospital. The doctor told me that if I swallowed a third coin, I would die. I didn't die.


    shadowlancerx (4) - Rhand, Lastwhisper, SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy, tomsloger
    Lastwhisper (1) - shadowlancerx
    Rhand (1) - Killjoy
    SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy (1) - Grapefruit21
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Votecount 1.3

    Pulling the lever gives free tokens. Who can pull the lever? Who knows?


    Grapefruit21 (2) - tomsloger, SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy
    shadowlancerx (2) - Rhand, Lastwhisper
    SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy (2) - Grapefruit21, shadowlancerx

    Rhand (1) - Killjoy

    Not voting:

    Day 1 Lynch Deadline will be 10 AM MST on Saturday, February 29th, whether or not the host is around. It will then be twilight until the host is conscious and able to officially end the Day.

    With 7 players in the game, it takes 4 to lynch.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Votecount 1.2

    I used to glue quarters to the sidewalk just so I could watch people struggle to try to pick them up.


    Grapefruit21 (2) - tomsloger, SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy
    SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy (2) - Grapefruit21, shadowlancerx

    Killjoy (1) - Lastwhisper
    Rhand (1) - Killjoy
    shadowlancerx (1) - Rhand

    Day 1 Lynch Deadline will be 10 AM MST on Saturday, February 29th, whether or not the host is around. It will then be twilight until the host is conscious and able to officially end the Day.

    With 7 players in the game, it takes 4 to lynch.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Votecount 1.1

    Oh god, I have to do this by hand? I feel like I should just just throw out some coins to people to do it instead... You get a quarter! And you get a quarter! (Better than paying $60...)


    Grapefruit21 (2) - tomsloger, SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy
    SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy (2) - Grapefruit21, shadowlancerx

    shadowlancerx (1) - Rhand
    tomsloger (1) - Lastwhisper

    Not voting: Killjoy

    Day 1 Lynch Deadline will be 10 AM MST on Saturday, February 29th, whether or not the host is around. It will then be twilight until the host is conscious and able to officially end the Day.

    With 7 players in the game, it takes 4 to lynch.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    Day 1 Start

    Flip a coin. When it's in the air, you'll know which side you're hoping for.


    Day 1 Lynch Deadline will be 10 AM MST on Saturday, February 29th, whether or not the host is around. It will then be twilight until the host is conscious and able to officially end the Day.

    With 7 players in the game, it takes 4 to lynch.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win
    7/7 players are in my hosting discord.

    7/7 players have confirmed having read their role.

    The game will start when both of those fractions equal 7/7.

    Keep in mind that when you enter the hosting discord, everything will be blank at first.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity | Game Over - Mafia Win


    A Mafia game created by Osieorb18.
    Reviewed by DV, Jackrito, Silvercrys, the worst.

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    #0: I am the host and I reserve the rights to change these rules.

    I am the final arbiter of role interactions and game rule infringements. I will never lie or intentionally mislead you. If you have a problem with a ruling I make, please shelve it until after the game. To the best of my and my reviewers' knowledge, this is not a bastard game.

    #1: Follow the spirit of these rules in addition to the letter.

    These rules direct the actions of human beings and are enforced by human beings. I am lenient in many a case, as I know that human beings are fallible and that players often don't read the rules. That said, I do not like to have to warn the same player for the same rule multiple times.

    If you try to cheat the game or the game rules in any manner, usually it will be discovered. As of the writing of this rule, I only have one offense for which I would blacklist a player. That offense is intentionally and knowingly cheating. If I catch you intentionally and knowingly cheating, not only will you be immediately modkilled, not only will I be extremely likely to not allow you in any games I run in the future, but I will be inclined to do everything in my power to ensure that you do not participate in any other games on this site or in any other community in which I play Mafia as a publicly-broadcasted cheater.

    If you believe that you have found a mistake or loophole in these rules, please discuss it with me before posting.

    #2: Have fun, be respectful towards the other people involved in the game, and follow the normal forum rules. This is a game, which we're playing for fun. Expect a low tolerance for toxicity.

    You are responsible for following all forum and subforum rules and guidelines. Forum-wide rules are available here. Mafia subforum rules are available here. Additional subforum rules are here:

    Quote from MafiaScribe »
    -Game Limit-
    Players may participate in only three games at any given time. An exception to this rule can be made by hosts in need of a replacement for a game, if no other replacement can be found.

    -Suicide-
    If you no longer wish to participate in a game for any reason, contact the host. Do NOT attempt to force the host to modkill you.

    -Current Game Discussion-
    A player in an ongoing game may not discuss that game with any other player in that game, or in public forums. Also, it is a good idea to ask permission before discussing the game with anyone outside the game, because they can no longer replace into the game once any meaningful discussion takes place.

    -Cryptoclaims-

    Unless explicitly authorized by the game host in their opening rules section, cryptoclaims are forbidden.

    -Out-of-game Promises-

    Players may not use out-of-game promises (example: I swear on my grandmother's life, I bet you my entire collection of magic cards, etc.) in an effort to influence other players.

    -Multiple Players On One Account
    "Hydra" accounts - multiple people playing and posting as one player with shared access to the "gimmick" account, are not allowed unless they have prior approval from the specific game host. Please do not do this on your own.

    -Traitor/Alignment Switching Roles
    Game hosts are strongly encouraged to be extraordinarily careful if they seek to include a traitor role in their designs. These roles are notorious for causing games to implode, for creating fairness concerns, and for the challenge they pose to the town's behavioral analysis. (See Discussion in Council Thread, Post 3351, onwards.)

    Mafia is a game, we’re here to have fun. Please be respectful of the other people involved in the game. Sometimes emotions run high and we get caught up in the moment. That is not an excuse for flaming or poor sportsmanship.

    Quote from Forum Rules
    Flaming is a hostile verbal attack directed at another person or group of people. Trolling is the act of deliberately provoking a hostile reaction from other users. These actions will not be tolerated. Additionally, harassing and flaming someone via PMs may trigger more severe offenses, up to and including a suspension.

    We do not recognize excuses such as "he flamed me first!"; if you feel attacked by other members, report the post and let moderators handle it rather than flame back. Similarly, if you feel that someone is trolling, just report the post/thread. Calling someone a troll also amounts to flaming/trolling.

    The rule of thumb is to criticize the idea, not the person. You may think a deck is bad, and you may say so (though make it constructive), but a deck being bad doesn't make the poster an idiot. Be respectful.

    Responding to other people with unwarranted hostility, picking fights and in general being a jerk to other members is also grounds for moderation. Remember, it is everyone's job to be friendly and civilized, and maintain other users' good forum experience. We want people to get along.


    Even though Mafia involves attacking other players, flaming is still not allowed. Please refrain from personal insults, especially personal insults coupled with profanity. Attacking another user's play (e.g. "That was an incredibly stupid vote") is acceptable.


    Also, remember that image leeching is not allowed on MTGSalvation.

    Quote from Forum Rules
    Image Leeching

    Image leeching is hot linking to an image (using [img] tags) that is NOT hosted on:

    MTGSalvation.com (including anything starting media-dominaria.cursecdn.com)
    MagicCards.info
    Your own webhosting
    An image uploading site like Facebook, ImageShack.us or Photobucket.com
    A site that has given you express permission to hotlink

    We HIGHLY suggest that all Rumor Mill posts attach images to the posts using the forums' own software. We have had cases in the past where WoTC's website was down and images were unavailable, and where Photobucket/personal image sites removed high traffic images.

    If you are unsure whether a site is considered a photo hosting website, the best thing to do is upload them to MTG Salvation or your own photo hosting website account. Alternatively, you can ask a site moderator.


    While profanity itself is not against the forum rules, and you are free to include profanity in your posts as appropriate, certain words are automatically censored by forum software. Do not attempt to evade the censor. Self-censoring, any attempt to 'cheat' a word past the censor, or attempting to clarify what a censored word is, are all considered censor evasion. If you're going to swear, just swear.

    While I don't care about cursing, I will report, replace, and/or modkill you for derogatory content, in particular, slurs, in relation to another user or person, at my own reasonable discretion.

    #3: Keep the out-of-game separate from the in-game. This is a modkillable offense.

    • DO NOT talk about this game outside of this thread and outside communication given to you in your role PM or approved by me. Please attempt to copy me in as appropriate on out-of-game messages sent to other players. It is a good idea to ask permission before discussing the game with anyone outside the game, because they can no longer replace into the game once any meaningful discussion takes place.
    • DO NOT directly quote or screenshot your role PM or any private communications when posting in the main game thread. This includes mason chats and scum chats. Pretending to break this rule is the same as actually breaking it. Putting words or phrases in quotation marks when discussing private communications in-thread is also a violation of this rule. Please paraphrase - if you are in doubt, ask me before posting!
    • DO NOT bring up rule-breaking in thread. If you feel that someone is breaking the rules, bring it up with the game host and appropriate mods or council members only. Accusing someone of rulebreaking in thread or in game-related communications that involve multiple people other than the host will be grounds for a modkill.
    • When posting in a mafia game, please do not use angleshooting or out-of-game knowledge, to the best of your ability. This means do not discuss the timing, reasons, or order of substitutions and modkills, do not discuss the timing or phrasing of role PMs, do not make alignment bets with out of game consequences, and do not use “trust tells” or similar. This list is not exhaustive. Providing direct proof (e.g. picture of yourself at an out-of-game activity, screenshot of out-of-game notes) of an out-of-game context in thread is another form of angleshooting.

    #4: By confirming that you have received your Role PM you also confirm that you have read it.

    Not reading your Role PM is a form of cheating. I consider there to only be one warning for this, for life. If I know that a player knows that they must read their role PM but chooses not to do so, this rule and related consequences will be enforced with great prejudice.

    #5: DO NOT edit, delete, or thank posts. Even if it’s an accidental double post. This is a modkillable offense.

    #6: No funny business. DO NOT use invisible text, cryptography, tiny writing, hidden messages, acronym/alphabet claims, trust tells, lynching for reasons outside of perceived alignment, or similar. DO NOT post after you are dead. DO NOT post if you are not a player. This is a modkillable offense.

    #7: Post game-related content as required by the game-specific inactivity rules. LET'S MAKE THIS A REPLACEMENT-FREE GAME, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

    If you have not maintained minimum posting requirements, you will be prodded. Failing to respond to the prod within 24 hours will lead to your replacement or modkill. Content is, of course, subjective, but “Posting to avoid prod,” “catching up,” or similar short not-really-game-related posts are obviously not content. If you need to be absent for an extended period of time please post “V/LA until [Date]” in bold on its own line in the thread or contact me directly so that I and the other players know when you’ll be back. You do not need to explain your reasons for being absent in thread. If you will be gone for more than a full round, you should consider requesting replacement.

    #8: Do not spam the thread.

    While I will not enforce a strict posting maximum, mafia subforum rules include a limit of about five posts in a row. The site moderators will enforce this, not me. While I may attempt to waive the posting restriction under certain circumstances by talking to said site moderators, if I myself feel that you're posting too much in a row (more than five posts in a row for any reason is generally excessive), action may be taken ranging from a warning to eventual replacement/modkill. That said, I do not usually consider simple edits by way of double posting in this context, unless it is egregious.

    #9: I make no promises about public answers to any question. If you have a question about your role or a rules interaction, please communicate with me privately. If you do choose to tag a host in the thread, that host may ignore you.

    I will be particularly unlikely to answer questions posed to me in the game thread other than questions about vote counts or deadlines. If you raise a question in a private message that needs addressing to the entire game (regarding a special rule or similar), I will respond as I feel is appropriate.

    #10: Once a lynch is reached, votes are considered locked in. Votes and unvotes made after that will not be counted. (This is known as the Twilight phase.)

    #11: If deadline is reached and no player fulfills the requirements to be lynched, the day ends with no lynch.

    #12: Make your votes clear to the host. BOLD your votes and place them on a separate line. If your vote is not counted, please contact the host(s).

    Unbolded votes will not reliably be counted, nor will votes in the middle of a huge wall of text. Unvoting is not required.

    #13: Mafia team players may submit actions for other Mafia team players if the other Mafia team player has not submitted an action. However, if the other Mafia team player ever submits an action, their fellow Mafia team players cannot change what that Mafia team player submitted.

    #14: DO NOT POST IN THE THREAD DURING THE NIGHT PHASE, UNLESS YOUR ROLE SAYS OTHERWISE.

    #15: If there is no lynch for a Day, followed by no kill for a Night, followed by no lynch once more for a second Day, then at host discretion, a random town player may become the lynch for the second day. This rule exists to prevent perpetual MyLO.

    TL;DR: Be excellent to each other, don't be inactive, ask me questions in private when possible, don’t edit or delete posts, no funny business involving cryptography, etc. and... have fun, that’s the whole point.

    Setup

    At the start of the game, there are 5 Town players and 2 Mafia players.

    Each player is Vanilla. At the beginning of the game, as part of each player's role PM, that player will receive one of the token items listed below, associated with a 1-shot role. The list of tokens is as follows:
    • 1-shot Item Thief - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Take an item from that player. You will always take an Envelope before Bread, and Bread before a role.
    • 1-shot Commuterizer - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Remove that player from the game for the duration of the Night phase. That player cannot target or be targeted by actions. You gain a chat with that player as long as they are removed from the game.
    • 1-shot Tracker - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Learn who that player targets that Night.
    • 1-shot Doctor - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Protect that player from Kills that Night.
    • 1-shot Claim Vigilante - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. You may submit a post or posts that player made that you believe indicate that player's role. If you are correct, you kill that player.
    • 1-shot Bus Driver - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target two other players. Switch all actions that target one of those players with all actions that target the other player. A Tracker targeting one of those players will learn that they are receiving results on the other player. A Claim Vigilante targeting one of those players will be asked to submit a post or posts made by the other player. Any other roles in this setup will not learn at the time that their ability was redirected.
    • 1-shot Bread Baker - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Give that player a Loaf of Bread. A Loaf of Bread is an item with the following actions:
      • "Eat Me" - Once per game, as a Night action, you may eat this bread. The bread will cease to exist.
    • 1-shot Envelope Inventor - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Give that player an Envelope. An Envelope is an item with the following actions:
      • 1-shot Write - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Write a 280-or-fewer character message on the inside of this Envelope, then seal the Envelope and pass it to that player.
      • 2-shot Read - Twice per game, as a Night action, you may read the Envelope. The first time the Envelope is read, you must target another player. The envelope is passed to that player. The second time the Envelope is read, it ceases to exist, having crumbled into dust.

    The Mafia team receives the unused role as a fake claim.


    Game-Specific Notes:
    • The Mafia team members may submit the factional nightkill and exactly one action in the same Night. However, they may only submit one action. They may not, for example, read the Envelope AND track another player in the same Night.
    • Mafia share a pool of their tokens.
    • The game will be majority lynch during the day only.
    • If the game is in LyLO or MyLO, votes will be locked when made.
    • Lynch Deadlines will be 5 days. There will then be a Twilight period of 0-12 hours. The Lynch Deadline applies whether or not any of the hosts are there to post the final votecount.
    • Action Submission Deadlines will be 24 hours. There will then be an Action Handling period of 24 hours. The Action Submission Deadline applies whether or not any of the hosts have confirmed your actions as locked. If all players who can submit an action or chat during the Night vote to end the Night early, the Night may end early.
    • Players are expected to post content (judged relatively leniently on a case-by-case basis) during the Day at least 5 times in the first 48 hours, at least 10 times in the first 96 hours, and at least 13 times per Day phase. If someone is very close to these numbers, I am more likely to keep a closer eye on them. Be active, please!
    • Mafia will have nightchat and daychat.
    • You will have 1 free prod over the course of the game. If you are in the top 50% of posters when 50% of the players have been eliminated, you will gain another free prod. If all of your free prods have been used up, you will be replaced or modkilled at host discretion.


    Token Resistance (/in, /join, or Join: {name}):
    1. Lastwhisper
    2. shadowlancerx
    3. Rhand
    4. tomsloger
    5. Killjoy
    6. SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy
    7. grapefruit21

    Bluffing to a Win (/replace, /sub, or Replace: {name}):
    1. Logic340

    The Audience Goes Wild (/spectate, /spec, or Spectate: {name}):
    1. Vaimes
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia - April Tempests love Scum Remnants Mafia Victory
    Quote from D_V »
    (Which I don't think I as a mod can say “This isn't a mod confirmed message” unless a player asks).


    You can say "This is a message from another player" or similar.

    Quote from D_V »
    You all suck and I hate everybody.


    Ehh. All things considered, while there was bad play to go around, I think you were more than a little overly aggressive here. At least some percentage of that bad play was more forgivable than you give it credit.

    Quote from D_V »
    I think that my biggest takeaway from this game is that I need to spend more time considering how the town deals with information. The town spent a lot of time trying to play this game mechanically, but simply missed important interactions or spent too much time being bogged down in things that didn't matter.


    YES. I cannot count the number of times as a reviewer that I've tried to steer people away from massive information fountains or as a host that I've been steered away from them myself. Obfuscating the game with useless information can be one of the worst things in a specialty and it happens all too often.

    Quote from D_V »
    My plan going forward is to try and make much more concise roles that are not as hard to track what they do. This may be difficult since I have a specific fixation on changing game environments. However, I think this sort of design can help sculpt player conversation in game and moderators should try and make the game as concise to understand for players.


    I'm thinking that there is a trade-off. Lowering impact and swing is important, as anybody who has designed with Proph will tell you, but the answer is to balance that impact and swing more on a macro scale than on a micro scale. You have a lot of solid design both from a going-wide perspective and on a going-deep perspective, now you just need to find that balance on both to really hammer out the issues. In that vein, I think both this game and Arkham ran into this issue where they got rushed at the end and real serious macro-analysis didn't get as much time as it should have gotten. I don't think that either needed to be rushed like that, though. Keeping the patience up to finish polishing a setup allows for the difference between a great setup and an amazing setup.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Ever Changing Seasons Mafia - April Tempests love Scum Remnants Mafia Victory
    Hell is watching two anthropomorphic bowling pins run into each other over and over and over and over and over...

    I don't know where this metaphor was going, but...

    Also sorry to scum for not catching the alignment-specific role earlier.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Token Power 4: Purity Signups (7/7)


    A Mafia game created by Osieorb18.
    Reviewed by DV, Jackrito, Silvercrys, the worst.

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    #0: I am the host and I reserve the rights to change these rules.

    I am the final arbiter of role interactions and game rule infringements. I will never lie or intentionally mislead you. If you have a problem with a ruling I make, please shelve it until after the game. To the best of my and my reviewers' knowledge, this is not a bastard game.

    #1: Follow the spirit of these rules in addition to the letter.

    These rules direct the actions of human beings and are enforced by human beings. I am lenient in many a case, as I know that human beings are fallible and that players often don't read the rules. That said, I do not like to have to warn the same player for the same rule multiple times.

    If you try to cheat the game or the game rules in any manner, usually it will be discovered. As of the writing of this rule, I only have one offense for which I would blacklist a player. That offense is intentionally and knowingly cheating. If I catch you intentionally and knowingly cheating, not only will you be immediately modkilled, not only will I be extremely likely to not allow you in any games I run in the future, but I will be inclined to do everything in my power to ensure that you do not participate in any other games on this site or in any other community in which I play Mafia as a publicly-broadcasted cheater.

    If you believe that you have found a mistake or loophole in these rules, please discuss it with me before posting.

    #2: Have fun, be respectful towards the other people involved in the game, and follow the normal forum rules. This is a game, which we're playing for fun. Expect a low tolerance for toxicity.

    You are responsible for following all forum and subforum rules and guidelines. Forum-wide rules are available here. Mafia subforum rules are available here. Additional subforum rules are here:

    Quote from MafiaScribe »
    -Game Limit-
    Players may participate in only three games at any given time. An exception to this rule can be made by hosts in need of a replacement for a game, if no other replacement can be found.

    -Suicide-
    If you no longer wish to participate in a game for any reason, contact the host. Do NOT attempt to force the host to modkill you.

    -Current Game Discussion-
    A player in an ongoing game may not discuss that game with any other player in that game, or in public forums. Also, it is a good idea to ask permission before discussing the game with anyone outside the game, because they can no longer replace into the game once any meaningful discussion takes place.

    -Cryptoclaims-

    Unless explicitly authorized by the game host in their opening rules section, cryptoclaims are forbidden.

    -Out-of-game Promises-

    Players may not use out-of-game promises (example: I swear on my grandmother's life, I bet you my entire collection of magic cards, etc.) in an effort to influence other players.

    -Multiple Players On One Account
    "Hydra" accounts - multiple people playing and posting as one player with shared access to the "gimmick" account, are not allowed unless they have prior approval from the specific game host. Please do not do this on your own.

    -Traitor/Alignment Switching Roles
    Game hosts are strongly encouraged to be extraordinarily careful if they seek to include a traitor role in their designs. These roles are notorious for causing games to implode, for creating fairness concerns, and for the challenge they pose to the town's behavioral analysis. (See Discussion in Council Thread, Post 3351, onwards.)

    Mafia is a game, we’re here to have fun. Please be respectful of the other people involved in the game. Sometimes emotions run high and we get caught up in the moment. That is not an excuse for flaming or poor sportsmanship.

    Quote from Forum Rules
    Flaming is a hostile verbal attack directed at another person or group of people. Trolling is the act of deliberately provoking a hostile reaction from other users. These actions will not be tolerated. Additionally, harassing and flaming someone via PMs may trigger more severe offenses, up to and including a suspension.

    We do not recognize excuses such as "he flamed me first!"; if you feel attacked by other members, report the post and let moderators handle it rather than flame back. Similarly, if you feel that someone is trolling, just report the post/thread. Calling someone a troll also amounts to flaming/trolling.

    The rule of thumb is to criticize the idea, not the person. You may think a deck is bad, and you may say so (though make it constructive), but a deck being bad doesn't make the poster an idiot. Be respectful.

    Responding to other people with unwarranted hostility, picking fights and in general being a jerk to other members is also grounds for moderation. Remember, it is everyone's job to be friendly and civilized, and maintain other users' good forum experience. We want people to get along.


    Even though Mafia involves attacking other players, flaming is still not allowed. Please refrain from personal insults, especially personal insults coupled with profanity. Attacking another user's play (e.g. "That was an incredibly stupid vote") is acceptable.


    Also, remember that image leeching is not allowed on MTGSalvation.

    Quote from Forum Rules
    Image Leeching

    Image leeching is hot linking to an image (using [img] tags) that is NOT hosted on:

    MTGSalvation.com (including anything starting media-dominaria.cursecdn.com)
    MagicCards.info
    Your own webhosting
    An image uploading site like Facebook, ImageShack.us or Photobucket.com
    A site that has given you express permission to hotlink

    We HIGHLY suggest that all Rumor Mill posts attach images to the posts using the forums' own software. We have had cases in the past where WoTC's website was down and images were unavailable, and where Photobucket/personal image sites removed high traffic images.

    If you are unsure whether a site is considered a photo hosting website, the best thing to do is upload them to MTG Salvation or your own photo hosting website account. Alternatively, you can ask a site moderator.


    While profanity itself is not against the forum rules, and you are free to include profanity in your posts as appropriate, certain words are automatically censored by forum software. Do not attempt to evade the censor. Self-censoring, any attempt to 'cheat' a word past the censor, or attempting to clarify what a censored word is, are all considered censor evasion. If you're going to swear, just swear.

    While I don't care about cursing, I will report, replace, and/or modkill you for derogatory content, in particular, slurs, in relation to another user or person, at my own reasonable discretion.

    #3: Keep the out-of-game separate from the in-game. This is a modkillable offense.

    • DO NOT talk about this game outside of this thread and outside communication given to you in your role PM or approved by me. Please attempt to copy me in as appropriate on out-of-game messages sent to other players. It is a good idea to ask permission before discussing the game with anyone outside the game, because they can no longer replace into the game once any meaningful discussion takes place.
    • DO NOT directly quote or screenshot your role PM or any private communications when posting in the main game thread. This includes mason chats and scum chats. Pretending to break this rule is the same as actually breaking it. Putting words or phrases in quotation marks when discussing private communications in-thread is also a violation of this rule. Please paraphrase - if you are in doubt, ask me before posting!
    • DO NOT bring up rule-breaking in thread. If you feel that someone is breaking the rules, bring it up with the game host and appropriate mods or council members only. Accusing someone of rulebreaking in thread or in game-related communications that involve multiple people other than the host will be grounds for a modkill.
    • When posting in a mafia game, please do not use angleshooting or out-of-game knowledge, to the best of your ability. This means do not discuss the timing, reasons, or order of substitutions and modkills, do not discuss the timing or phrasing of role PMs, do not make alignment bets with out of game consequences, and do not use “trust tells” or similar. This list is not exhaustive. Providing direct proof (e.g. picture of yourself at an out-of-game activity, screenshot of out-of-game notes) of an out-of-game context in thread is another form of angleshooting.

    #4: By confirming that you have received your Role PM you also confirm that you have read it.

    Not reading your Role PM is a form of cheating. I consider there to only be one warning for this, for life. If I know that a player knows that they must read their role PM but chooses not to do so, this rule and related consequences will be enforced with great prejudice.

    #5: DO NOT edit, delete, or thank posts. Even if it’s an accidental double post. This is a modkillable offense.

    #6: No funny business. DO NOT use invisible text, cryptography, tiny writing, hidden messages, acronym/alphabet claims, trust tells, lynching for reasons outside of perceived alignment, or similar. DO NOT post after you are dead. DO NOT post if you are not a player. This is a modkillable offense.

    #7: Post game-related content as required by the game-specific inactivity rules. LET'S MAKE THIS A REPLACEMENT-FREE GAME, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

    If you have not maintained minimum posting requirements, you will be prodded. Failing to respond to the prod within 24 hours will lead to your replacement or modkill. Content is, of course, subjective, but “Posting to avoid prod,” “catching up,” or similar short not-really-game-related posts are obviously not content. If you need to be absent for an extended period of time please post “V/LA until [Date]” in bold on its own line in the thread or contact me directly so that I and the other players know when you’ll be back. You do not need to explain your reasons for being absent in thread. If you will be gone for more than a full round, you should consider requesting replacement.

    #8: Do not spam the thread.

    While I will not enforce a strict posting maximum, mafia subforum rules include a limit of about five posts in a row. The site moderators will enforce this, not me. While I may attempt to waive the posting restriction under certain circumstances by talking to said site moderators, if I myself feel that you're posting too much in a row (more than five posts in a row for any reason is generally excessive), action may be taken ranging from a warning to eventual replacement/modkill. That said, I do not usually consider simple edits by way of double posting in this context, unless it is egregious.

    #9: I make no promises about public answers to any question. If you have a question about your role or a rules interaction, please communicate with me privately. If you do choose to tag a host in the thread, that host may ignore you.

    I will be particularly unlikely to answer questions posed to me in the game thread other than questions about vote counts or deadlines. If you raise a question in a private message that needs addressing to the entire game (regarding a special rule or similar), I will respond as I feel is appropriate.

    #10: Once a lynch is reached, votes are considered locked in. Votes and unvotes made after that will not be counted. (This is known as the Twilight phase.)

    #11: If deadline is reached and no player fulfills the requirements to be lynched, the day ends with no lynch.

    #12: Make your votes clear to the host. BOLD your votes and place them on a separate line. If your vote is not counted, please contact the host(s).

    Unbolded votes will not reliably be counted, nor will votes in the middle of a huge wall of text. Unvoting is not required.

    #13: Mafia team players may submit actions for other Mafia team players if the other Mafia team player has not submitted an action. However, if the other Mafia team player ever submits an action, their fellow Mafia team players cannot change what that Mafia team player submitted.

    #14: DO NOT POST IN THE THREAD DURING THE NIGHT PHASE, UNLESS YOUR ROLE SAYS OTHERWISE.

    #15: If there is no lynch for a Day, followed by no kill for a Night, followed by no lynch once more for a second Day, then at host discretion, a random town player may become the lynch for the second day. This rule exists to prevent perpetual MyLO.

    TL;DR: Be excellent to each other, don't be inactive, ask me questions in private when possible, don’t edit or delete posts, no funny business involving cryptography, etc. and... have fun, that’s the whole point.

    Setup

    At the start of the game, there are 5 Town players and 2 Mafia players.

    Each player is Vanilla. At the beginning of the game, as part of each player's role PM, that player will receive one of the token items listed below, associated with a 1-shot role. The list of tokens is as follows:
    • 1-shot Item Thief - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Take an item from that player. You will always take an Envelope before Bread, and Bread before a role.
    • 1-shot Commuterizer - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Remove that player from the game for the duration of the Night phase. That player cannot target or be targeted by actions. You gain a chat with that player as long as they are removed from the game.
    • 1-shot Tracker - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Learn who that player targets that Night.
    • 1-shot Doctor - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Protect that player from Kills that Night.
    • 1-shot Claim Vigilante - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. You may submit a post or posts that player made that you believe indicate that player's role. If you are correct, you kill that player.
    • 1-shot Bus Driver - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target two other players. Switch all actions that target one of those players with all actions that target the other player. A Tracker targeting one of those players will learn that they are receiving results on the other player. A Claim Vigilante targeting one of those players will be asked to submit a post or posts made by the other player. Any other roles in this setup will not learn at the time that their ability was redirected.
    • 1-shot Bread Baker - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Give that player a Loaf of Bread. A Loaf of Bread is an item with the following actions:
      • "Eat Me" - Once per game, as a Night action, you may eat this bread. The bread will cease to exist.
    • 1-shot Envelope Inventor - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Give that player an Envelope. An Envelope is an item with the following actions:
      • 1-shot Write - Once per game, as a Night action, you may target another player. Write a 280-or-fewer character message on the inside of this Envelope, then seal the Envelope and pass it to that player.
      • 2-shot Read - Twice per game, as a Night action, you may read the Envelope. The first time the Envelope is read, you must target another player. The envelope is passed to that player. The second time the Envelope is read, it ceases to exist, having crumbled into dust.

    The Mafia team receives the unused role as a fake claim.


    Game-Specific Notes:
    • The Mafia team members may submit the factional nightkill and exactly one action in the same Night. However, they may only submit one action. They may not, for example, read the Envelope AND track another player in the same Night.
    • The game will be majority lynch during the day only.
    • If the game is in LyLO or MyLO, votes will be locked when made.
    • Lynch Deadlines will be 5 days. There will then be a Twilight period of 0-12 hours. The Lynch Deadline applies whether or not any of the hosts are there to post the final votecount.
    • Action Submission Deadlines will be 24 hours. There will then be an Action Handling period of 24 hours. The Action Submission Deadline applies whether or not any of the hosts have confirmed your actions as locked. If all players who can submit an action or chat during the Night vote to end the Night early, the Night may end early.
    • Players are expected to post content (judged relatively leniently on a case-by-case basis) during the Day at least 5 times in the first 48 hours, at least 10 times in the first 96 hours, and at least 13 times per Day phase. If someone is very close to these numbers, I am more likely to keep a closer eye on them. Be active, please!
    • Mafia will have nightchat and daychat.
    • You will have 1 free prod over the course of the game. If you are in the top 50% of posters when 50% of the players have been eliminated, you will gain another free prod. If all of your free prods have been used up, you will be replaced or modkilled at host discretion.


    Token Resistance (/in, /join, or Join: {name}):
    1. Lastwhisper
    2. shadowlancerx
    3. Rhand
    4. tomsloger
    5. Killjoy
    6. SunglassesCoolPizzaGuy
    7. grapefruit21

    Bluffing to a Win (/replace, /sub, or Replace: {name}):
    1. {Your Name Here}

    The Audience Goes Wild (/spectate, /spec, or Spectate: {name}):
    1. Vaimes
    2. {Your Name Here}
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