www.wikipedia.com wrote:Although Mafia is usually played face to face, online play is also common. These games last longer, and allow player's votes and words to be reviewed more easily. There are many forms of online play: the film Cry_Wolf was promoted through a wolves vs sheep variant, played over AOL Instant Messenger. But, online play typically means Internet forum-play. Early games were played among regular posters to the forum of mathematical puzzle site Grey Labyrinth. The standard human-moderated games require one or two moderators: A sign up thread is created announcing the game, and with sufficient players, the game can begin. It starts in the night phase with mafiosi communicating via PM before submitting their kill (to the moderator). The moderator then writes the appropriate death scene for those that were eliminated, and posts a dawn scene. (Software can automate the moderator function, but this is rarer, as of November 2007.) All players can now discuss (in the forum) who they should execute, followed by an execution vote.
I will be the moderator (Also known as the godfather). I will be the one who chooses who is the Mafia, the doctor, and the detective. The thing I like about Mafia is that you get to participate in the game even if you are just a normal townsperson. You want to keep your identity secret. I will be the only one that knows it. (Don't worry. I won't tell anyone until the game is over! ) As soon as we have enough players (around 6 or 7), the game will begin! If you have any questions about the game OR want to join, PM me!
Edit: There seems to have been a little confusion about the rules to this game. So here are step-by-step instructions on how to play:
1. Players will submit their names to the players list.
2. Once there are enough players on the list, the game will begin.
3. I will select 1 person to be the "Mafia", 1 person to be the "Doctor", and 1 person to be the "Detective". The rest of the people, I will tell them that they are "Townspeople" I will tell you who you are by PM.
4. I will tell all the townspeople to "Go to sleep." This means that they are it's night time in the game. And that they are asleep while I ask "Mafia", the "Detective", and the "Doctor" what they want. (See intructions 5-7)
5. I will PM the "Mafia", and ask him/her "Who would you like to kill?" the he/she will respond by saying who he/she would like to kill. For example:
Me: Who would you like to kill?
Mafia: I would like to kill carino!
6. Then, I will PM the doctor and ask him/her "Who would you like to try and save?" The doctor would then tell me who he/she would like to try to save. For example:
Me: Who would you like to try and save?
Doctor: I would like to try to save carino!
7. I will PM the detective and ask him/her "Who would you like to try and accuse?" The detective will then tell me who he/she would like to accuse. For example:
Me: Who would you like to accuse?
Detective: I would like to accuse Sophie!
8. I will then tell everyone to wake up. And I will tell them what happened "last night". For example:
Me: Last night, the strangest thing happened. The mafia tried to kill poor carino! As she was walking home from the movies, she passed the lake, where the Mafia sprung from behind a bush and strangled her! But... as she sat there dying, the doctor came along and saved her! (If the doctor had not chosen carino, she would be dead, and out of the game, until we start a new one.) But then, the detective came along and accused Sophie of commiting the murder! Townspeople, vote! (The townspeople would now cast their vote and if the majority of the townspeople voted Sophie guilty, then she would be "chased out of town". I will now announce if she is guilty or not. Let's say that she was innocent) People, you have just chased an innocent townsperson out of town!
9. We will repeat instructions 4-8 until either: The mafia is caught. OR all the townspeople are killed.
10. The people left alive will be declared the winners!
I know that it's VERY complicated. But if you learn how, it's the funnest game on the site!
PM me with any additional questions! If you do PM me, please put your username as the subject.
Players List: harrygz, 2bAgen., HollyShort9, Arty the 7th, cabaline, carino, rocket, Crusher, PhoenixRSA, Sofie, xox Miss Livia xox.