Active Mafia LIX-II: Make-A-Mafia: Day 2 Begins!

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  1. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    Mafia LIX-II

    Welcome to Mafia LVIX! If you are unfamiliar with forum mafia, please see our master document and new player guide here.

    I've got a bit of time up my sleeve - so I thought I might take Cel's game and run with it! If you're keen to play, please post /in and the role you'd like to have in the game.

    This game will be different to previous mafia games on this site in two ways. First, it is a semi-open game. This means that players will have a good idea of what roles could be in the game going into it. Secondly, I'm not making all of the roles. In your signup post, you may include a role yourself. This can be of any character, and be any role. However, for balance reasons, I won't be including every role, and will be making some of them myself. If you want your role to be included, make it interesting and dynamic to play, but low-powered enough to not be swingy (having the potential to decide games by itself).

    Activity
    If you're inactive you will be modkilled. This is up to my discretion, and modkills will be distributed indiscriminately. If you're a player who has a history of ditching games, you're not playing this time unless we simply don't have enough players. This is also up to my discretion. Ditching games ruins it for everyone else -- especially the host -- and is why we no longer have members willing to host games. Don't do it.

    Day phases will be 96 hours (4 days) and night phases will be 24 hours (1 day). If you can't check the forums daily, don't sign up to this game. Missing one night action is acceptable if you have otherwise been active during the day. If you have contributed insufficiently during the day and miss your night action, you will be modkilled. Missing two night actions results in a modkill. Members of the mafia faction will not be able to submit a kill or action for another member of the faction; all actions must be submitted by the player performing said action. However, if a mafia player is modkilled, then that player's active abilities will be able to be used by any other mafian. This is not the case for a mafian killed by orthodox means.

    If you're going away for a few days or won't have access to the internet for a period, exceptions will of course be made. As long as you communicate well with the host (me) you're fine and we can find a workaround.

    I apologise for the negative energy in this section of the OP, but as far as I'm concerned not including a section like this would be naive going into a game on this site. Our games are decided by activity kills hitting a strong role too often and it's why we now don't have enough active players signing up to games, and a complete drought of members wanting to host them. Dropping out of a game is the equivalent of kicking the host's dog. It hurts and leaves the host wondering where their life went wrong.

    Mechanic Clarification
    This isn't an orthodox Make-a-Mafia for one reason: this site's meta isn't used to no-claim games. They've been trialled before and have always failed. This means that, since role claims are allowed, mafia would be at a huge disadvantage, as they wouldn't have safe claims due to the open setup and would be forced to counterclaim players. This site's meta also isn't prepared for that kind of game. For that reason, only some roles posted during signups will be included in the setup, and the rest will be made by me. I have no roles created yet but I can design a balanced game quickly -- particularly because this game will have no-to-minimal flavour --, and will use your guys' roles as the core of the setup. Importantly, a role rejected in signups can still make it into the game as a safeclaim for mafians. Roles created may be passive only, active only, or a mixture of both. You can include as many abilities as you want of either active or passive status, but if the role is broken it won't be included. I reserve the right to modify a role as I see fit for the purpose of game balance, which includes removing or adding roles, or changing the current roles slightly to add or remove power.

    How to sign up
    With a role.
    Template:
    Your name is [insert character name here].

    [Flavour bio for character]

    [Ability 1 name (passives go first)]
    [Ability 1 description and effect]

    [Ability 2 name (actives follow passives)]
    [Ability 2 description and effect]

    For posterity, here is a role from my previous game on this site.

    This is a wild, long, but balanced role. You can either take it as far as this or remain safer. The blackboard was a mechanic in my previous game that isn't returning this time (and was generally a flop but a cool idea) so ignore it in this role.

    Banned Roles
    1. Town Inno Child
    (an active ability where a player can have their own alignment confirmed by the host while still alive)
    2. Cop (Can target a player each night and receive their alignment from the host. If fitting for game balance, I'd like to reserve the cop role for myself, as I would have free reign over how to nerf it. All other investigative roles are valid)
    3. Anything else broken (If a role is far too powerful or weak I will ask you to make a new one. If it's borderline balanced or would be balanced depending on setup but this time round happens not to be, I'll slightly modify it. The former course will be public and the latter won't be, so don't think that every role posted in-thread is the final draft)

    Players
    1. Ephemera
    2. Zone Q11
    3. GM Draclord
    4. scattered mind
    5. TeamAqua4Life
    6. TheAquaPiplup

    Hopefully we get more than 8 players, but this is the minimum player count for the game to run. There is no maximum.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
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  2. Ephemera Wandering Faerie
    Ephemera

    Member

    I'm in! I'll make a new role; the one I made before wasn't satisfying.
     
  3. Zone Q11 『Plebeian』『He who Hails from NovelUpdates Forum』
    Zone Q11

    Member

    A'ight, let's do this.
     
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  4. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

    Member

    Im in, will repost the role once i got on my pc
     
  5. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

    Member

    You are LORD DREAD and is aligned with *insert here*

    You hailed from a long line of rulers, and not the kind variation. Being a master manipulator, any suggestion that you made are thoughtlessly followed. As wicked as someone could be, you can charm anyone to do your bidding. Anyone that fallen to your schemes wouldn't feel as the were forced to do anything. They will voluntarily do it as it is what the desire in the first place.

    [PASSIVE] MASTER CHARMER
    You word hold much persuasion, even if they people might not see it. The first player that voted for you each day will have their vote changed to the person that you voted for.

    [ACTIVE] MIND MANIPULATOR
    Suggestion are your forte, any person that you instruct would mindlessly follow your bidding. Each night, you may choose 2 players. During that night, the chosen players would use their active ability on each other.

    Win Condition: *Insert Here*
     
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  6. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK

    Member

    /in
    You are Captain Anna Gunthrag and you are aligned with *Insert faction here*

    Although it has been years since you gave up your role in the military, you are still as stern as ever when your neighbors don't use your title of "Captain" when referring to you. You are living upset that nobody sees you as a war hero, if only they knew the horrors you went through with your partner Pokémon, Clawitzer. Then, they would surely respect you. Alas, you are just an old woman with crazy stories to tell, the "Village Crazy Lady" if you will.

    Passive Ability: Fallen Soldiers
    As a war veteran, you gained deep respect for those that fell by your side in battle. You will be able to communicate with the dead players in a QuickTopic or Discord server, whichever works best.

    Active Ability: Battlefield Aid
    Once per night phase, you may target a player. That player will not be able to die during that phase. You may not target the same player two nights in a row or yourself.

    Win Condition: *Insert Here*
     
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  7. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    One week remaining to sign up! The game will begin next week on Thursday 28th regardless of the number of people signed up.

    If you (or know anyone who is) keen to play but doesn't have any role ideas, or is able to design a role by deadline, let me know -- and can I arrange something.

    Obligatory tag of those who (considered) signing-up for Cel's game:
    @Dusk Form Lycanroc
    @TheAquaPiplup
    @Vom
    @PMJ
     
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  8. Vom #TeamFreeWill
    Vom

    Forum Mod Member

    Sorry, but I can't manage it this time of the year. Feel free to use my role for any reason tho. :)
     
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  9. Zone Q11 『Plebeian』『He who Hails from NovelUpdates Forum』
    Zone Q11

    Member

    1. Why are some names bolded while others aren't?
    2. A 5-er FM... only 1 mafia then?
     
  10. Zone Q11 『Plebeian』『He who Hails from NovelUpdates Forum』
    Zone Q11

    Member

    -> If it's scattered's role, I have brought it along with mine. It's Don Tillman.
    -> As for @Ephemera, we could use Vom's or yours if she doesn't answer in time.
     
  11. Zone Q11 『Plebeian』『He who Hails from NovelUpdates Forum』
    Zone Q11

    Member

    Hm... Hunter in a 5-er. Definitely not a good idea. Especially with that requirement of tunneling...
    It seems that I need to change my role as well, so it can fit in this setup.

    @GM DracLord, what happens if Lord Dread targets himself?
    Don Tillman seems to be balanced-ish in this small setup.
    So is Captain Anna Gunthrag, to a certain extent.
     
  12. Zone Q11 『Plebeian』『He who Hails from NovelUpdates Forum』
    Zone Q11

    Member

    There we go. This ought to scare off whoever gets Lord Dread for a while. :cool:
     
  13. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    Bolded is people who haven't posted in this thread or posted their roles in this thread. I will be using spare roles if this isn't done o/c. The number of mafia won't be made public.

    I will be making changes to roles to meet the setup, please don't change them unless you see something glaringly broken. :)
     
  14. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

    Member

    I good question. It would be either The ability get cancel or it just forced the other Player to target Lord Dread. As he is already targetting that player anyway.
     
  15. GM DracLord Shadow of Death
    GM DracLord

    Member

    That would even scare the doctor if any
     
  16. sneazzy95 Aspiring Trainer
    sneazzy95

    Member

    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019 at 11:58 AM
  17. Zone Q11 『Plebeian』『He who Hails from NovelUpdates Forum』
    Zone Q11

    Member

    Humu. Okay.
    But... there is only so much that you can do in a 5'er. The only way to add more mafia while staying balanced is by having more players...
    I mean... I have already changed it to a PGO though. What happens now?
    Heh. Yup. :cool:
    Oho? Who are you? Are you interested in joining?
     
  18. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    Just leave it :)
     
  19. bbninjas Ready or Not!
    bbninjas

    Advanced Member Member

    Okay, 24 hours left until sign ups close! The game will start soon after that.
     
  20. Ephemera Wandering Faerie
    Ephemera

    Member

    Arghh, I haven't been able to come up with a satisfying role for a 5 player game... sorry about that :(

    You could use one of the unused roles from Cel's version?

    Sorry for the inconvenience!!!
     
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