Welcome to Akihabara District's first ever Mafia game, based on One Punch Man. Depending on interest, we hope to make this a recurring event, eg: a Code Geass game when the next season airs, Attack on Titan game when the next season airs, etc. ---------------------------------------------------------- What is this? Some of you may already be aware of what a mafia game is. For the rest of you, here's a brief "explanation". Imagine you're stuck in a building with 9 other people. There are 3 traitors hidden among the 10 of you. You cannot leave the building until you find and kill these 3 traitors. And the traitors cannot leave the building until they kill the 7 of you. Every day, all 10 of you must vote to eliminate one of you in the hope that you get a traitor - this is called a lynch. And every night, while the innocent sleep, the traitors will kill someone of their choice - this is called, you guessed it, a kill. The first "team" to succeed in their objective wins and gets to leave the building. ---------------------------------------------------------- So you're going to lock us up in a building and force us to kill each other? That sounds fun, but we generally just replace the building with a Game thread and deaths with removal from the game. Game size can range from as low as 7-10 players to as high as 60-70 players and the duration can vary from 2-3 real-time days to as high as 3-4 real-time weeks. Around two weeks is considered the average duration of most games. The hosts (in this case, Law and me) are the game-masters. It's their job to assign everyone their roles (town cop, town bodyguard, mafia godfather, mafia hitman, etc) via PM, and then run the game by processing actions (eg: you using a kill on Player_Y by PMing the host your intentions), lynches, moderating the game to make sure everything is above board, etc. ---------------------------------------------------------- Why do I want to play this? Detective angle. As an innocent townie, your job is basically to read everyone, find clues, gather evidence, etc in order to find the traitorous scum. Mastermind angle. As a traitorous mafia, your job is basically to fool everyone, manipulate them, put grand (and also, simple) plans into action, etc in order to stay hidden and eliminate the innocent town. "Roleplay". While not roleplay in the traditional sense, a themed mafia game will most probably see the townies and traitors playing characters from the theme. This game will be based on One Punch Man, and you can expect to see/play characters from OPM. Power trip. When you translate themes like Dragonball, DC Comics, Fullmetal Alchemist, etc to a mafia game, you're bound to have monsters running around. It's always great fun to get high on your own in-game power. Having a good time with friends. At the end of the day, it's a fun time and it's with friends. If any of these sound good, you'll probably have a good time. ---------------------------------------------------------- Okay, I think I'm interested. Tell me more about this particular game. Since this game is aimed at gauging interest, we're hoping for at least 10-12 players. But depending on interest, we'll be able to accommodate as many players as required. The theme, as mentioned above, is One Punch Man. This game will be hosted by Law and me, the Mafia section moderators, sometime in March. The game will be fairly simple, to introduce people to the way the game is played. The game will have 2 phases - day phase and night phase - which make up one cycle. So Day 1 and Night 1 make up Cycle 1, Day 2 and Night 2 make up Cycle 2, and so on. The number of cycles will depend on how the game proceeds, i.e. on the players' actions. Each phase will be 24 hours long, except the first dayphase which will be 48 hours long to give players some time to "warm up". Make sure to read the opening posts of the Game Thread when the game starts as it will contain more detailed information about the rules and mechanics. ---------------------------------------------------------- I'm in. How do we do this? Just let us know of your intention to play by making a post in this thread. Also, go through these rules and code of conduct before the game starts. Also, to show that you have indeed read through most of this post, please bold your name in one of your posts. Spoiler: Rules 1. One Game, One Account Naruto Forums has a site-wide restriction on duplicate accounts, so don't make them. Breaking this rule skips the host's level of authority, and may result in an immediate ban. It's simple, you are only allowed to use one account. 2. Play To Win You are expected to play to your win condition(s). Intentionally undermining your team is not allowed. Joining a game with the sole intent to troll is not allowed. This doesn't mean you must always make the optimal choice, nor does it mean you are barred from doing things differently from the norm. However, deliberate and pre-meditated efforts to sabotage your win-condition, or those of the faction/group you are in are prohibited. If you sign up for a game, be prepared to play as any role, not just your preferred one. 3. Do Not Try To Use Private Correspondence With The Host As An Advantage You may not screen-capture or directly quote or specifically refer to any private correspondence with the host. You may, however, paraphrase in a way that leaves room for reasonable doubt. (Rather than copy and pasting an entire investigative result directly from the host, you could say: "I investigated Law, he's the Belligerent Sleepwalker, and doesn't realize he makes a nightly kill.") You may not ask other players questions with an intent to make them break these rules. ("What color was the word "Town" in your Role PM?" "How did the host specifically word your failed attempt?" Are not permitted.) Fake screenshots, correspondence, and quotes will be treated the same as genuine ones. 4. Do Not Exploit Loopholes You are expected to abide by the spirit of the rules, not merely the letter. If you are misusing the rules in bad faith then action will be taken. Consequently, if we believe a player broke the letter but not the spirit of the rules, we will likely be more lenient. Mistakes happen, but deliberately trying to find loopholes is premeditated. 5. Do Not Discuss Ongoing Games Outside the Game As long as a game is ongoing, you may talk about that game only where the host gives you explicit permission. Simply mentioning ongoing games without elaboration ("I'm playing in Game Q") is potentially dangerous. You can severely compromise a game's integrity by adding a new and unwanted source of information to the game. Discussing a topic brought up in the game, while not specifically referencing the game itself, can also reveal too much information about those involved in the conversation. Just wait until the game is over to talk about it. 6. Do Not Make or Utilize Ciphers All information in a game thread needs to be accessible to all players. Secret codes requiring keys are thus banned. Videos of yourself commenting on the game are banned, as not all players can watch such videos. (Note that leaving gentle clues that anyone can piece together, is allowed. Links to videos and images made in good fun are allowed. We're a meme-addict community, after all.) 7. Beware Flaking Signing up for a game is a commitment. It is unfair to the host and the other players if not everyone signs up able to meet this commitment. You are expected to meet your host's definition of sufficient activity. If an emergency prevents you from being able to play the game, then you should contact the host and request to be replaced. There are many reasons why a player might sub out of a game, or fail to show up during it. Some are legit, and some are not. Real life always comes first, but if you aren't sure you'll be able to play, you should probably abstain from signing up. You can always sign up as a replacement if you're unsure of your availability, in which case you will be asked to replace someone. Hosts absolutely have the power to deny a player from signing up for a game if they have a history of flaking on games for any reason. 8. Do Not Edit or Delete Posts You are not allowed to edit or delete your in-game posts, even if you believe it to be an innocent action (fixing a typo, for example). Post edits and deletions can be used to send unauthorized private messages and cheat. (Also avoid links to Google Drive, Dropbox or other dynamic content, given that documents uploaded here are "live" and can be edited at any time.) 9. Do Not Post After You've Died Or When It's Night You're dead, act like it. Your momentary annoyance is not worth compromising the integrity of the game. Wait until it's over to cuss out whoever killed you, or to say "I told you so!" Players are also not allowed to talk in the night. Once the lynch occurs, all players must not post in the Game Thread until the next day starts. Some roles allow you behind-the-scenes chatter, like mafia having a private thread to communicate, and these roles may continue talking at night in their private thread. 10. In-Game Posts Have No Enforceability Elsewhere Bets made within a game are not enforceable outside a game (we are not going to make someone change their avatar just because they made a deal with you in the game and lost). A concession is not valid unless sent to a host privately. All posts made within a game are assumed to be part of the game. Note however, that this doesn't give players permission to break basic Forum Rules and the Code of Conduct. It may be 'part of the game', but if you break a site-wide rule, it's broken. 11. Do Not Bash Other Communities It is completely unacceptable to bash other communities or other players based on how they usually play where they are from. You can disagree with a playstyle and you can even be upset with it, but you are under no circumstances allowed to insult a whole community or in any way make another person feel unwelcome because of cultural differences. If you want another person to adapt to a new environment, try a gentle and friendly approach. 12. You Are Not The Enforcer Of Rules If you see someone break a rule in a game, your first choice of action is to PM the game's host about it, rather than confronting the individual in the thread. If that doesn't work for whatever reason, you should PM a Section Moderator (Law or Marco) rather than confront the offending player while the game is ongoing. Fun note: We are both hosting this game. Do make sure to check the rules again once the game starts as there will be more game-specific rules. Spoiler: Code of Conduct In order to foster a healthy community, we must all agree that participation is both voluntary and a privilege, and that we must establish a standard of behavior which is friendly and respectful to all. Our goal is to create a community welcoming and fun to all people who want to be a part of it. All users and staff adhere to these, and if you do, you'll steer clear of any moderating in the future. Some selections in this list overlap with the rules, they're just that important! You must also become familiar with the official forum-wide rules (http://forums.hero-academia.com/threads/naruto-forums-rules-of-conduct.1079785/). 1) Treating others as you would like to be treated is sometimes not enough. Do more. Lowering your own standards does not grant you the right to mistreat others. Treat others as they wish to be treated. 2) Forum mafia is a game between friends. Not all players wish to be competitive, and no one is required to be excellent at the game; that is an individual's right. Do not degrade your fellow guests and fellow players by calling them stupid or bad. In particular, we have a very low tolerance for flaming or personally insulting other players. Attack the post, not the poster. Failure to understand this basic principle will attract the most attention from staff. 3) Remember that while you are playing for fun, others take the game seriously. Please do not play in a manner which is deliberately harmful to your faction. When a host states they require 'X' posts of activity from you, they don't mean 'X' music videos, 'X' pictures of cats, or any other completely irrelevant 'shit-posting'. Have fun, but also play the game you signed up for. 4) Show Visitors Why They Should Play Mafia on Naruto Forums. Do not spam, troll, sabotage, or be passive-aggressive. Do not threaten or otherwise provoke people. Read the rules of games before signing up to them. Read the forum rules and adhere to moderator's instructions. Make our community welcoming. Be the reason people come back. Welcome new players in discussions. It's the job of staff to decide if a new account is a duplicate or not, you don't need to investigate for us. 5) Play with a sportsmanlike attitude. It is unsportsmanlike to mock another person's win/loss record, their performance within a game, or to attempt to circumvent the rules and cheat. Refer to the Mafia Section Game Rules and each individual game's rules for definitions of what constitutes cheating. Once a game is over, refrain from engaging in pointless debates about why what someone did during the game was "stupid". Don't be a sore loser, or a sore winner. 6) If you are warned or spoken to in a PM by a Section Moderator, or temporarily removed from a thread, it is not a punishment, and it is not an attempt to publicly or even privately shame you. It is our way of guiding you toward our expectations for the health of the community. We want you to feel welcome here, and you always will be if you make an honest attempt to follow the rules. For more information about mafia, take a look through this (https://forums.hero-academia.com/threads/rules-guidelines-and-helpful-information.1080544/#post-55941364)thread. Player List 1. Superman 2. Crugyr 3. Underworld Broker 4. Remchu 5. Shion 6. Greidy 7. GARcher 8. Morglay 9. Brook 10.