I mentioned the possibility of a Chess Mafia in the request-a-host/propose-a-game thread, but let me post it here too.
Essentially you have 2 teams: Black and White. Each user is given a piece as their role, and they must move that piece and may have night actions that do various things.
Move decisions are reached during the night in an anonymous forum where each user is instead given a chess piece alias corresponding to their role.
During the day, it is revealed what actions each team has taken (I am not sure if it is best to have the teams move at the same time or seperately). Captured pieces/users are removed from the board/game, and everyone decides on a person to lynch.
Incorporating neutrals would be difficult but possible. There could be a neutral that does not appear on the board and has access to both team forums but dies if either team moves to the square his or her piece is occupying.
This seems like an interesting idea but the execution would be rather difficult and the roles would have to ensure that the game doesn't basically become team chess.
I would like to know if this sounds workable, and if so, how would it be implemented?