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Mafia

January 27, 2009

My newest addiction, aside from the 101 Things, is playing online versions of the party game “Mafia”. You can read more about it here.

I knew how to play the party game, and then I played a game on the aquarium forum I am on, and now I am addicted :::sigh:::.

I didn’t feel like waiting for the games on AC, however, and I wanted to share my new addiction with friends so I created a yahoo! group to play. We’ve played two games, thus far, and are starting a third one tomorrow- a Harry Potter version!

Here are the rules:

Mafia #3: Invasion of Hogwarts
Now that we have the basics down, its time to try our first themed game! I’ve tried to keep it fairly straightforward. It’s just like playing normal Mafia except things have different names and I changed some of the powers.
Death Eaters have infiltrated Hogwarts! They added a powerful concoction to the water supply. A magical cocktail that causes the drinkers to jump to a different body, a side effect makes the drinkers completely lose their memories of other individuals (but they know who they are) for weeks. Now, the innocents must discover who they death eaters are before its too late! The Death Eaters have begun picking them off, one by one.
Mechanically, it’s best to not consider the ramifications of the potion or other ways of solving this. You are still playing Mafia…creative solutions to the potion problem will not work, nor will questioning the other characters on personal information that only their “character” will know. You are welcome to do these kinds of things in the roleplaying sense, but they must all fail…as we are playing Mafia.
Gender is not applicable in this game (it would be too easy then)…so a dude could play Madam Pomfrey.
Game Play

1) Each game day, everyone has to vote to banish someone. You vote by saying (in bold)… I vote to send XXXX to Azk aban. This includes Evils and all power roles. Your vote must be in bold in the correct format, however, I will not discount your vote if your accidentally misspell Azkaban.

a. Game days will be 48 hours. So, every other evening there will be a banishing. A list of nightfalls and the times will be posted at the start of play. You must vote before nightfall.

b. If you decide to switch your vote, state in bold you are doing so and the new vote. (I retract my vote on XXXX, and vote to send XXX to Azkaban)

c. You may not vote for yourself or for no one.

d. Whoever has the most votes gets eliminated. If you have two and everyone else has one vote… you get banished. If there is a tie, the vote is decided randomly (w/ dice or a generator).

2) Nightfall- At a designated time each game day, nightfall will happen.

  1. Order of Nightfall:
Random Occurrences (see table below)
Town’s Banishment
Madam Pomfrey’s Protection
Voldemort’s Kill
Voldemort’s Investigation
Lucius’s Bribe
Lucius’s Investigation
Harry’s Battles
Ron & Hermione’s Hunt for Harry
Minerva’s Investigation
Dumbledore’s Sentences
Bella’s Wounds
Neville’s Courage
Pansy’s Lies
Peter’s Investigations
Snape’s Intel
Untimely Deaths- If you break the rules, or do not vote during each day.
  1. There is NO posting during nightfall. You are asleep so be quiet.
  1. All private e-mails (power role abilities, kills, etc…) must be sent in before nightfall.
  1. I will send out e-mails with your role before the game begins. Everyone- including innocents- will get one. If you don’t get one by the beginning of the game, please e-mail me at Flohk13@aol.com.

3) Everything stays in the game, no IM-ing or e-mailing people and setting up deals or alliances, or discussing the game anywhere else. Exceptions to this rule include any communicating team, as designated by the mod. The mod will inform you if you are communicating and tell you where you should communicate.

4) You can say whatever you want in the game- including lies, admitting your role, or pretending you are a role you are not. However, you cannot “prove” anything with a copy of my e-mail to you.

5) No after death posts. You may still continue to chat on the list but you must NOT reply to the game thread OR discuss the current game in any way!
6) The Evils will compose ¼ – 1/3 of the number of total players.
7) If Voldie dies, the Death Eater that is next on the master list will control the hits.

Winning The Game

The Innocents win if they send all the Evils to Azkaban or eliminate them in another fashion.
The Evils win if their numbers are GREATER than the Innocents. (You never know what can happen with random occurrences, so I am giving the innocents 1 extra round).
Power Roles:
Required Roles: 8 people are needed to play
Lord Voldemort (EVILS): Lord Voldemort is the leader of the Death Eaters. Every night, Lord Voldemort gets to kill one innocent by e-mailing me the name of that innocent. Lord Voldemort may communicate with his followers on an outside board provided by the moderator. Voldemort can kill one of his own people if he chooses. He may discuss the kill with his death eaters and make a group decision, or go behind their backs. Lord Voldemort w ill gather intel from his Death Eaters. Voldemort may investigate someone’s alignment once using Legilimens by e-mailing me the name of the person he wishes to investigate.
Lucius Malfoy (EVILS): Lucius Malfoy is one of Voldie’s Death Eaters. Lucius may communicate with other EVILS on an outside board provided by the moderator. Lucius can suggest to Voldemort who he thinks Voldie should kill. Lucius can use his power, money and influence for Voldie. Once per game, Lucius may bribe another player to vote for anyone he chooses. He must send me the name of that person before nightfall, and who they should vote for. I will e-mail the victim. The victim MUST vote for that person or face the wrath of the Death Eaters. Furthermore, Lucius may investigate one individual for his Lord on the 2nd, 4th, and 6th nightfalls by sending me the name of person he wishes to investigate. He will receive that person’s role.
Harry Potter (INNOCENTS): Harry Potter is part of the “Golden Trio” a group of communicating innocents. Ron and Hermione will be searching for Harry, once they discover each other=2 0they will be allowed to communicate at an offsite message board. Once all three are together, Harry may make two attempts to disable a Death Eater. After the trio has found each other, Harry may e-mail on two separate occasions before nightfall with the name of someone he would like to “kill off”. Harry is so sure of himself that his vote counts for double.
Ron Weasley (INNOCENTS): Ron Weasley is part of the “Golden Trio” a group of communicating innocents. Ron and Hermione will be searching for Harry, once they discover each other they will be allowed to communicate at an offsite message board. Each night, until Harry is found, Ron may make a “check for Harry” by e-mailing me the name of the person he suspects to be Harry before each nightfall. If Ron stumbles on Hermione before finding Harry, the two of them can communicate.
Hermione Granger (INNOCENTS): Hermione is part of the “Golden Trio” a group of communicating innocents. Ron and Hermione will be searching for Harry, once they discover each other they will be allowed to communicate at an offsite message board. Each night,=2 0until Harry is found, Hermione may make a “check for Harry” by e-mailing me the name of the person she suspects to be Harry before each nightfall. If Hermione stumbles on Ron before finding Harry, the two of them can communicate.
Madam Pomfrey (INNOCENTS): Madam Pomfrey is the Hogwart’s nurse. Madam Pomfrey may protect one person of her choosing from being killed (not sent to Azkaban) nightly by e-mailing me that person’s name before nightfall. She may not protect herself.
Minerva McGonagall (INNOCENTS): Minerva is the deputy headmistress and keeps a watchful eye over Hogwarts. Minerva may investigate one person per day by sending me the name of that person before nightfall. She will discover each person’s alignment. If she finds Dumbledore, the two of them may communicate via an offsite message board.
Albus Dumbledore (INNOCENTS): Albus Dumbledore is the Headmaster of Hogwarts. Unfortunately, he was away when this whole debacle=2 0happened. Once Minerva finds Albus, however, they can then send suspicious folks to Azkaban. After Minerva identifies Dumbledore, Dumbledore can e-mail me the name of someone he wishes to send to Azkaban before two separate nightfalls.
Additional Roles (added in this order, depending on the number of people playing):
Bellatrix Lestrange (EVILS): Bellatrix Lestrange is one of Voldie’s death eaters. Bella may communicate with other EVILS on an outside message board provided by the moderator. Bella can try to influence Voldemort’s killing decision. In addition, Bella has the habit of wounding innocent bystanders. On a nightly basis, Bella may e-mail me the name of one person and for that night, that one person’s powers do not function.
Neville (INNOCENTS): Neville is a fighter and will step up when no one else will. Every evening, Neville can block one person’s powers by e-mailing me the role of the person he wishes to block (he wil l not know who is playing that role). When he blocks a death eater role (Lucius, Bella, or any others that may be added) he has a 1 in 6 chance of dying. If he chooses to block Voldemort’s power (ie. the kill) he has a 5 in 6 chance of dying.
Pansy Parkinson (INNOCENTS): Pansy Parkinson likes to talk a lot of BS. She’s related to Death Eaters, but is…unfortunately…just an innocent student. Each night, Pansy Parkinson will be sent information concerning someone’s role or loyalties. She is allowed to share this information with the group, however, all the information she receives will be a lie.
Peter Pettigrew (EVILS): Peter Pettigrew is one of Voldemort’s Death Eaters. Peter may uses his animagus ability to turn into a mouse to investigate one person’s role on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th nightfall by e-mailing me the person which he wishes to investigate. Peter isn’t the most reliable of fellows and often jumps to conclusions, so his information only has a 60% chance of being accurate.
Severus Snape (??????): Severus Snape is a complicated role…he has more power than many of the other roles, but a higher risk of death. When Severus is assigned, the person will have to chose which side they serve. However, this will remain a secret until after the game is over. Severus Snape will be able to communicate with the Evils from the get-go. He will also be able to communicate with McGonagall and Dumbledore once McGonagall has found him. Snape will be fed information from me, nightly, that will be 70% accurate. When investigated he has a 50% chance of being either alignment.
If more than 13 people sign-up additional roles will be added.
Random Occurrences
Each night, I will roll a die, and one of the following events will occur:
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0- No Event
1- The person with the 2nd most votes is Azkaban, the 1st is safe
2- No Death Eater Kill
3- A previously non-communicating individual becomes communicating
4- A prisoner is released from Azkaban
5- A previously dead individual returns
6- No Banishment
7- Reveal the alignment of 1 random person to another random person
8- Reveal the role of 1 random person to another random person
9- One random role’s abilities will not work for the evening
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