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NORM Mafia #1 - Game over
Aug 16 2010, 2:50 am
By: Norm
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Aug 16 2010, 2:50 am Norm Post #1



Enter NORM Mafia: a strategic guessing game of murder, mystery, and statistics! Players dwell within a town that has been infiltrated by the Mafia. Dead bodies start turning up and everyone becomes a suspect. If the Townspeople manage to lynch all the Mafia, they win. Otherwise, the Mafia kill everyone in the town and claim victory.


** NEWS **
Town Victory, please wait for Norm Mafia #2

** HOW IT WORKS **
Players receive roles at the start of the game. Roles are randomly selected. There are only two factions in play: townsperson and mafia. During the night, members of the mafia kill the townspeople. Certain townspersons with roles also get to perform certain actions during the night. The Mafia will know who all the other Mafia are, but the townspeople have no additional information.

The game takes place over alternating periods of Day and Night. (Game Time, not according to the real world.) The game begins at day.


** NIGHT **
During the night, the town sleeps and the Mafia strikes. A time-limit is imposed on the night phase. Night ends with a posted report of the killings and other actions that may have taken place. The post contains clues that the town must analyze.

To send a night action, PM it to me in the following form:
Quote
[action name] : [action target(s)]
For example:

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Night hit: eVILdesk

Please write the names fully and correctly. Note that if a night hit was submitted and then changed, the new hit is moved to the end of the hit list.

-- ORDER OF NIGHT ACTIONS
(Not necessarily reflected in game posts)
1. Doctors protect, townies dodge/save, and other non-hit effects take place.
2. Mafia hits
3. Non-Mafia hits.
4. Any Investigations that may occur.
5. Day.


** DAY **
Democracy rules by day in form of a vote. All players (including mafia) gather for a "town meeting" to discuss amongst themselves who might be Mafia. Every player (including Mafia) may place a vote to select a player to be lynched and killed off.

-- VOTING REGULATIONS
- You must vote in the topic. Votes via PMs, battle.net, IMs, or any other medium are not acceptable and not counted.
- Votes must be placed for specific individuals only, no variable voting. (ie, no "guy who posts next" or "biggest bandwagon")
- Votes must be clear and free of ambiguity. A simple "I vote X" is sufficient. Ambiguous statements, such as "I think X might be mafia" will not be counted.
- You may not vote for yourself, dead players, or people who are not playing.
- You may only place one vote on one person.
- You may formally abstain from the the vote to be factored in as active and be included in the total of votes placed.
- You may change your vote until day ends. Do not abuse this.
- In case of a tie, the player VOTED FOR first will be killed.
- Please go out of your way to make your vote visible.

After the town has decided by majority or time up, the victim(s) is/are lynched and their alignment and role revealed. If there are still surviving mafia, the next night begins.


** VICTORY CONDITIONS **
The day and night cycles repeat until one side is victorious.
The town wins when all mafia have been lynched.
The mafia wins when they outnumber the townspeople. (they would outvote and overpower them.)
In a case where 1 mafia and 1 townsperson remain, the mafia wins.


** MISCELLANEOUS **
A. Conversation via external means is allowed. You may encounter or engage in deception, conspiracies, and trickery. We take no responsibility for broken trust and shattered friendships - outside communication takes place at your own risk. Some well-played impersonations can dramatically alter the outcome of the game.

B. Dead persons and non-players "MAY" talk, but your posts may be deleted if they violate any of the following:
1. It is reasonable to say that the post may alter the course of the game or influence players in any way.
2. The post is annoying or just not funny.
3. They violate SEN's rules.
4. I feel like it.

C. One may not request or volunteer screenshots, videos, etc. of another's role screen or someone's password via the thread, a PM, or any other method. The game is intended to be won via behavioral analysis, special roles, and praying a lot. You will auto-lose if I find out you've been partaking in these ancient acts of evil.


-- SIGNING UP
If the game has not started, you may sign up by posting in this thread and I will add you to list. There is no maximum amount of players.

Take note of the following:
1. A non-default avatar is required to play. If you wish to play, make sure you have chosen a unique avatar.
2. If you won't play without a special role, don't play at all. If you won't contribute jack shit to the town, don't play at all. Useless and inactive townies ruin balancing and ultimately, the game itself.
3. If you plan on being away from the game for more than 3 days at a time during the game, it is better that you do not play and sit the round out.
4. Please note you will be restricted from editing certain aspects of your profile once the game starts. This is because clues may be based off such things. You are aware of this and agree not to ***** about it.
5. If the game has already started, you must wait until the next game. People always tell me to sign them up during the game. They then become inactive or I forget to sign them up. To prevent this problem, I ask all those who wish to play to wait for the next round.
7. By signing up to play, you agree that you have read and understood the first post(s) containing the rules and setup of the game. Failure to show understanding of the information provided in the first post(s) at any time after signing up may result in a ban from the game.

If you have any questions, PM me or post in the thread.


** GAME POST LINKS **

NIGHT ONE
DAY ONE
NIGHT TWO
DAY TWO
NIGHT THREE
DAY THREE
NIGHT FOUR
DAY FOUR
NIGHT FIVE

** PARTICIPANTS **
A striked out name indicates the person is dead. When the game starts, the numbers of each special role present in the game will be posted.

01. Wing Zero Info
02. Zilean Info
03. Roy Info
04. Demonslayer Info
05. Ezterix Info
06. Riney Info
07. Tempz Info
08. ToA Info
09. Modmaster50 Info
10. lil-Inferno Info
11. OlimarandLouie Info
12. TiKels Info
13. Lotu)s Info
14. Artanis186 Info
15. Leeroy_Jenkins Info
16. Azrael.Wrath Info
17. Aristocrat Info
18. Apos Info
19. Nasus Info
20. Derqua Info
21. DevliN Info
22. Raccoon Info

7 of 17 TOWNSPERSON alive. (Normal, and special Roles)
0 of 1 MAYOR alive.
0 of 5 MAFIA alive. (Normal + Doctor Mafia)
0 of 1 MAFIA DOCTOR alive.
0 of 2 PATROLMAN alive.
0 of 1 BOONDOCK SAINT alive.
0 of 1 HERO alive.
2 of 2 DOCTOR alive.
0 of 1 ZOMBIE alive.

7 of 22 players alive.

** ROLES **

TOWNSPERSON - The average, ordinary townsperson. Their limited powers include the power of persuasion, power of intellect (clue interpretation), and the one-time dodge/save ability.
Power: Dodge - Allows the Townsperson to dodge one night hit placed on them that night. May only be used once per game, if and only if Save has not been used previously and is not being used the same night.
Power: Save - Allows the Townsperson to prevent one night hit placed on the target of their choice. May only be used once per game, if and only if Dodge has not been used previously and is not being used the same night.

MAYOR – The mayor is elected on the first day. When a player is elected mayor, they are told the names of the patrolmen working in his town. The Mayor's vote has twice the weight of the average townie, and his special suit grants him with three non-regenerating night lives. The Mayor may do one of two actions once per night.
Power: Hide – (Only available while at least 1 PATROLMAN is alive) The Mayor bunks over at his bodyguard's house and is protected from Night hits.
Power: Investigate - (Only available while at least 1 PATROLMAN is alive) You will receive a report in the morning indicating whether the person of interest is guilty of murder. This power; however, does not reveal the alignment of the investigated player.

MAFIA - They've invaded the town, and they each kill someone every night. The mafia know the identity of other mafia. Each mafia has one hit of his own which he may direct to any player.

MAFIA DOCTOR - The mafia doctor is a member of the mafia who also has the option to save people. Each night, he may either use his normal mafia hit or prevent one night hit on a target of his choice. He may use either power once per night, but not both in the same night.

PATROLMAN - Officer of the night watch, they can lock up a player of their choice in jail. A player in jail cannot use his night abilities, and cannot be the target of any night abilities. Jailed players will be told that they are jailed, but the fact will not be made public. Patrolmen may jail each other, but not themselves. If two patrolmen target each other, the first jail order stands and the second is nullified. May be used once per night.

BOONDOCK SAINT - The Boondock Saint is the true purveyor of harsh vigilante justice. Each night, he may place one hit on a target of his choice, based on his own suspicions. He is town-aligned.
Power: Super Hit - You are allowed to use this power two times during the duration of the game. When this power is used, your hit will go through with 100% accuracy. It will also be twice as deadly as a normal hit. The only drawback to using this power is that you will not be allowed to place a hit on the next night.

HERO – At the start of the game, the HERO has two regenerating night lives. However, he has a special ability that can only be used once per game. This ability is called “Sacrifice” and what it does is save the person who is currently at risk of lynching. When you use sacrifice, two things happen. First, the person stated for lynching will be spared and you will be informed of their alignment. Second, your role is revealed to everyone, and you will lose your second regenerating night life. So, use that ability carefully.

DOCTOR - Each and every night, the doctor may protect one person from death. Should someone attack that person, the doctor will keep them alive by adding one additional night life. Doctors may protect each other, but may not protect themselves. The mafia may target the same person multiple times in order to break through the Doctor's protection.

ZOMBIE – The zombie shall play like a normal townsperson. That is, until he is killed. The ZOMBIE's special power is called “Vengeance” and it can work in one of two ways. If you were killed by a night hit, you will rise from the dead on the next night and slay he who has slain you. If you were killed by method of lynching, you will be granted the pleasure of avenging yourself through the killing of ANY OTHER LIVING PLAYER (yes, that includes the Mayor) chosen by you by stating their name via PM.

Warning: I will keep an eye on the thread and will try to keep you guys straight. Well, I guess I just hope you guys can play fair, that's all.

I also happen to play the role of "God". My judgment is used where I deem it necessary. Divine intervention via lightning bolts may occur. If you are not monotheistic, you are now. If you have any suggestions, let me know.


Credit: Dimma Davidoff at the Psychological Department of Moscow State University, for creating the game in the spring of 1986.
Hajjhowe & Triple 6 @ PWA message board.
ToA for bringing mafia to SEN and Maplantis.
Dapperdan for major help along the way.
Mini Moose 2707 for hosting a lot of mafia games at SEN and being a major contributor to the development of the mafia game tradition here and at Maplantis.
Anyone else who ever or helped to run Mafia games on SEN or Maplantis.
DTBK For this epic template.
www.random.org for role randomization.

Post has been edited 50 time(s), last time on Sep 7 2010, 9:35 pm by Norm.



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Aug 16 2010, 3:05 am Wing Zero Post #2

Magic box god; Suck it Corbo

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Aug 16 2010, 3:25 am rayNimagi Post #3



I don't have time to play, but I'll watch. Good luck with this.



Win by luck, lose by skill.

Aug 16 2010, 3:30 am Norm Post #4



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Quote from rayNimagi
I don't have time to play, but I'll watch. Good luck with this.

Sorry to hear. Let me know if you change your mind, and enjoy the show if not.



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Aug 16 2010, 3:54 am Generalpie Post #5

Staredit Puckwork

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Aug 16 2010, 4:02 am The Starport Post #6



Hero is revealed? Can hero be mafia-aligned?



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Aug 16 2010, 4:25 am Roy Post #7

An artist's depiction of an Extended Unit Death

Sign me up. I've been waiting for a mafia game.

Only problem I see is that most everyone seemed to figure out I'm innocent in The Killer's Game within a few turns, so if I get a mafia role, people will probably figure it out... Oh well, experience.




Aug 16 2010, 4:31 am Dem0n Post #8

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I'll play. Never played on SEN before, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. o_o




Aug 16 2010, 4:45 am EzTerix Post #9



In and out....and back in again

I WANNA PLAY :D



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Aug 16 2010, 11:02 am Norm Post #10



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Hero is revealed? Can hero be mafia-aligned?

HERO is revealed only once he uses his ability "Sacrifice." He is town-aligned. All roles are town-aligned except ones that contain the word 'MAFIA' for the sake of keeping it simple.

Quote from Roy
Sign me up. I've been waiting for a mafia game.

Only problem I see is that most everyone seemed to figure out I'm innocent in The Killer's Game within a few turns, so if I get a mafia role, people will probably figure it out... Oh well, experience.

Added, yeah I thought SEN was overdue for some mafia action.

Quote from name:Dem0nS1ayer
I'll play. Never played on SEN before, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. o_o

You'll be fine, added.

Quote from EzTerix
In and out....and back in again

I WANNA PLAY :D

Good, added.



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Aug 17 2010, 2:07 am Riney Post #11



I got this



Riney#1693 on Discord. (Discord Community)
Riney on Steam (Steam)
Youtube Channel

-- Updated as of October 2019 --

Aug 17 2010, 2:09 am Norm Post #12



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I got this

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Also, just so people know, some roles (Namely Doctor/Boondock Saint) have been edited, so be sure to observe these details.



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Aug 17 2010, 2:25 am ETEFT(U) Post #13



ETEFT Dr. Isaacs?

Post has been edited 1 time(s), last time on Aug 18 2010, 7:34 am by ETEFT(U).



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Aug 17 2010, 2:29 am Norm Post #14



Quote from ETEFT(U)
ETEFT Dr. Payne.

I... don't understand?



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Aug 17 2010, 3:09 am ETEFT(U) Post #15



wai not sir?



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Aug 17 2010, 3:12 am rayNimagi Post #16



I think people are more likely to respond to/sign up for mafia threads in which the creator is well-known. I attempted a mafia game a few months ago, and it never got off the ground. The Avatar Mafia thread by OlimarandLouie got more attention than mine. Especially Devilesk's mafia got huge amounts of players. And now Norm's mafia looks like it's going to get a large number of players as well, but not as many as Devilesk.

Just an observation :bleh:



Win by luck, lose by skill.

Aug 17 2010, 3:21 am FatalException Post #17



Just a question, why aren't the rest of the mafia told who the mafia doctor is? The doctor would just tell the others, anyway.



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Aug 17 2010, 5:24 pm Norm Post #18



Quote from FatalException
Just a question, why aren't the rest of the mafia told who the mafia doctor is? The doctor would just tell the others, anyway.

Good point, I must've slipped :S. Removed that detail now.



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Aug 17 2010, 9:51 pm Tempz Post #19



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Aug 17 2010, 9:54 pm Norm Post #20



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