This is the postgame for Bad Character Mafia. This was my first time hosting a proper game by myself. I'd like to thank Hobo Joe and Dubulous for helping out a bit with the roles too (and evan I suppose). There were some hiccups, but overall I think I hosted this game pretty well. I had a lot of fun hosting (especially towards the end), and I hope you had fun playing! I'll basically post the role PM of a player and then write some comments about the role and how it was played. These are the spreadsheets that I used to keep track of the game and keep organised. Role spreadsheet Actions spreadsheet Appalling Characters The Appalling Characters were the village. There were complaints about them being weak (indeed, I nerfed many roles) but you'll find that no faction was particularly strong. They had Altair, who could kill someone during the day by using up one Throwing Knife, which was agreed by me and Earthworm balanced the village. They also had two ways to make contact through the Neville Flynn/John Watson and Lincoln Burrows/Michael Scofield relationship. Igor - Killed Night 4 If Michael Scofield died, Lincoln would lose his bodyguard powers. This bodyguard was weaker compared to Macbeth, who could also protect himself. However, since the village had many important users to protect, it didn't really matter. Igor protected FinnRagetti Night 1, which was confusing, since Altair was the obvious target. This potentially cost them the game, but Igor made some wise bodyguard choices for the rest of the game, protecting Kannon on the night he distracted Coronis, which saved him for another day! Whilst losing his powers upon Michael's death was a nerf, the 'link' of the brothers being able to find each other was a way to get organised more quickly. This was the link I think I should have removed, though. Igor was killed by Da Letter El. zerowing/Kannon - Godkilled Day 4 Piplup was the highest priority night role in the game, save the use of the Falchion or Defence Attorney Badge. Kannon blocked one of Coronis' kills Night 3. zerowing idled the first few nights, which would have ultimately been the better decision. He was suspected of being mafia for some reason, it might have been because of his unwillingness to claim to a cleaned villager early on. Piplup was one of the two villagers that started with a Throwing Knife. In games where the vigilante uses up an item to kill, the item is usually held by a village member. I decided to give two to village members and another to a mafia member to get rid of the 'he has the item, so he's clean' mentality. Kannon died when Coronis persuaded him to post, but didn't post before the deadline (I even gave a 3 hour grace period!). KnightoftheWind - Killed Night 5 If Watson targeted the same user as him, he would receive alliance as well the usual role/role name. People thought that this made the village inspector extremely weak, but it must be considered that they could find each other early and gather claims. KnightoftheWind played a solid game as inspector, but as Finn's right hand man, he should have spoken up when some bad decisions were made. Notable inspects included the Night 0 inspect on Mekkah. After finding out, Mekkah decided not to false claim the Pokemon Stadium Announcer (who I hate but that's not the point). KnightoftheWind also hit jumpluff Night 3, but her use of the Falchion blocked that. He finally died when Coronis took him out. Veedrock - Killed Night 2 Standard thief, not much to say about the role. Veedrock was a pretty successful thief. He nabbed a Throwing Knife from Da Letter El Night 0, and would have taken jumpluff's Falchion Night 1 if she hadn't used her Jesus Beams on him. He attempted to take THE_IRON_KENYAN's Defence Attorney Badge (probably the most powerful item in the game) Night 2, but not only did he use it that night, he was killed that night by Jimbo. By the way, I really, really hate Jar Jar Binks, and I hope Veedrock could feel the intense hate! Yeti - Endgamed Sarah Palin is terrible, and as such, her vote was actually worth zero. I think the hint may have been too subtle, but oh well! Contrary to what some people believe, this was not a role to screw up the village, but a role meant to be used for intimidation or drawing a kill. The Whisperweeds were not put to the use I expected, but spamming random stuff is fun anyway. Yeti made some solid decisions when lynching, and was able to establish Finn as the village leader. Some people may have been angry that I lied about her role, but in mafia you can't trust anybody, not even the host! Altair - Killed Night 1 Altair was the vigilante, the balancing factor for the village. Altair could hold multiple items instead of just one - and this was not limited to Throwing Knives. There were a total of three knives in the game, and one item that would make a person completely immune to Altair's knives (though if Altair attempted to kill them, a knife would not be used up) - RB Golbat's Hidden Blade. Altair claimed very early on, which ultimately turned out to be a mistake - the Useless Characters disposed of him thanks to Mekkah's knowledge of who Igor was protecting. If Altair was given the Spartan Laser during the day, that would be two guaranteed kills as long as he had the knives, since his kills were performed in the day, and unblockable. The knowledge of Altair's existence created panic in the ranks for the Useless Characters - but luckily Mekkah was able to stop that. FinnRagetti - Killed Night 3 Watson was the second half of the inspector. People expected KnightoftheWind to be Sherlock Holmes, but he turned out to be Neville Flynn! There's no way I could find Sherlock Holmes an Appalling Character. The man of the spaghetti played a good game as the village leader, and very well for a relatively new player. However, he was too trusting of some people, such as Mekkah, jumpluff and Coronis (nearly). He entrusted KnightoftheWind and askaninjask as his second-in-commands - good choices in the end. Finn made some good hits - he cleared katya/Nook as a villager, established evan as a fairly harmless neutral, but when he tried to "clear" jumpluff, she decided that it would be time for him to be eliminated. I was impressed with his play, though there were some things that could be fixed! Finn was the target of evan's posting restriction (imposed after he died), which forced him to post by first putting his post through translationparty.com. This yielded pretty funny results. katya/Nook - Killed Night 2 askaninjask - Endgamed UncleSam - Endgamed These three were vanillagers. I was told to publicise the PM, but katya started with a Throwing Knife, and I thought that this would make it a bit too easy for the mafia. katya/Nook didn't do much other than die early on and receive zerowing's claim. Their best action in the game was probably being killed by Coronis - better a vanillager than an inspector! askaninjask played a typically solid game, lynching the correct people and nearly pulling off a win Day 7. He also did a good job of assisting in managing the village after Finn's death. UncleSam played well for a newcomer, making some good observations and decisions. Unfortunately, his experience of this game was limited since he didn't use IRC to communicate with the rest of the players. Fishy - Killed Night 5 Fishy, when killed, negated Igor's bodyguard powers. In doing this, they could also establish a link with each other, and possibly clear each other quicker than they would have otherwise. The Spartan Laser guaranteed that Igor had multiple chances to protect someone. It could also be passed off to one of the inspectors, or even Altair. I nerfed it with the day silencing simply because a BPV by itself is rather powerful, too much so in my opinion. Then again, most of the roles in this game were weak. Fishy was the target of evan's posting restriction. Unfortunately, she only ever made one video post, and we could not open her audio post! Nothing would be gained from making a video post, unlike what evan claimed. Fishy did a good enough job, avoiding being killed for quite a long time. Future bodyguards would do well to imitate her! Poorly Designed Characters The Poorly Designed Characters were one mafia, and they were the more hard-hitting mafia designed for hitting the village's important roles, whereas the Useless Characters were more of a sneaky mafia, though this probably wasn't as obvious like in Elements Mafia, given the overall weaker nature of this mafia. They consisted of Umbreon Dan, Coronis, moot and Da Letter El. They got off to a bad start, and had a chance to catch up near the end, but the village and the Useless Characters (still bitter that the Poorly Designed Characters did not cooperate early on) prevented that. Umbreon Dan - Lynched Day 3 Umbreon Dan was an okay thief. He stole a Throwing Knife Night 1, and nearly got Fishy's Spartan Laser Night 2, but unfortunately she had passed it to Igor by then. He used an okay false claim, but his team was iffy on claiming Appalling Characters, and was lynched when he did not 'win' due to his 'Miracle Eye', even though many more items existed in the game. His false claim was basically designed to gain more information about the items stealable in the game. Umbreon Dan was also the most powerful killer on the team, being able to specify how he wanted a user to die. Unfortunately, this was not put to good use, and Da Letter El did the killing. Coronis - Killed Night 6 Coronis' second game had him as a mafia silencer/persuader. The silence was nerfed, being able to only work on male humans, but Coronis found out that jumpluff was not actually Elliot Reid, but Joshua, since she was silenced. His persuading killed Kannon, but that was its only real use. Coronis got some handy silences on Mekkah and askaninjask, however. He didn't do too poorly, but an average false claim plus a bit of laziness and/or poor judgement lead to some poor kills, like the one on Nook. Being outed early meant that he shouldn't have been killing, and as a result he was distracted by Kannon (though he did get a godkill out of it, he didn't hit his intended target, which would have taken out KnightoftheWind). moot - Lynched Day 2 moot had a solid false claim as the village mind reader, but for some reason, he was lynched. I'm not really sure why he was lynched, but he was a bit lazy. He was hooked by Mekkah Night 0, which prevented his mind read on him, therefore preventing knowledge of Mekkah being successfully silenced and evan's posting restriction placed on him. Like the other Poorly Designed Characters, he was a bit inactive early on, due to laziness or real life issues, I don't really know. He did make a good choice in targeting Mekkah Night 0, however, since the big name in mafia was obviously going to be targeted by many users. Da Letter El - Lynched Day 6 Da Letter El could protect anybody, including himself. He protected himself on Night 0 to throw off any potential trackers/watchers. I am not entirely sure on the usefulness of such a strategy, but different strokes for different blokes I guess. He protected himself every other night except for Night 1, where he guarded moot. Da Letter El decided to be the killer for the Poorly Designed Characters, since his kill flavour was fairly plain (slashing them with a sword, nothing too different). His Throwing Knife was taken by Veedrock Night 0. Da Letter El claimed bodyguard that died if he got a successful protect, which was an okay claim, but he was lynched after suspicious activity. He did communicate with the Useless Characters later in the game, and got his act together as well. He did well despite his bad circumstances. Useless Characters The Useless Characters were the other mafia in this game, and they had different roles. Their silencer, unlike Kurosawa, had freedom of choice for silencing. Their roles were focused on saving their own skins and playing securely, unlike the Poorly Designed Characters. I mostly gave out the roles as I did for the humour, since I knew Mekkah agreed that Jagen sucked, and that jumpluff would try very hard to not false claim the character she was given. The Useless Characters won this game, and I think they probably played best out of all the factions, due to Mekkah's early moling, which put them in the information lead, and the other three's ability to fly under the radar. Mekkah - Killed Night 1 When jumpluff and Accent found out that Mekkah was Jagen, much hilarity ensued in their mafia channel. To their surprise, he turned out to be a hooker, not a bodyguard (seriously, Jagen protect someone with his stats?). Mekkah's hooking ability was the third highest priority ability in the game, and the second that could be used on a regular basis. Mekkah got a lucky roleblock on moot Night 0, stopping the Poorly Designed Characters on finding the interesting PM I sent to him during that night regarding his silence and posting restriction. Mekkah did some great strategytalking after his death, and moling the village early on proved to eventually earn the victory for his team. Jimbo - Killed Night 6 Jimbo's silencing ability wasn't restricted like Coronis' was. Jimbo made a good choice to not silence early on, which would alert the village to the existence of a second silencer. However, he used his power effectively late game. Despite Accent having the flavour kill, Jimbo was chosen to kill because of his relatively unsuspicious killing method, as opposed to jumpluff's or Mekkah's. Jimbo played a good game, but it wasn't until jumpluff was lynched that he proved that he wasn't just blindly following orders, and he and Accent finished the game in spectacular fashion. He false claimed Tails, who could destroy items and make a more powerful item if he destroyed enough. Jimbo was killed by Coronis after he realised that to win, he would have to kill a Useless Character and not have one of them kill him, but unfortunately for Coronis, that never happened and they ended up killing each other. Accent/blue_light - Endgamed Accent/blue_light held the sole watcher/tracker ability in the game, and they didn't do too spectacularly with it. However, Accent was able to determine that Da Letter El was a Poorly Designed Character and Mekkah's killer Night 1 after noting that he was the only one to target Mekkah during that night. For the remainder of the game, they mostly watched themselves, only tracking RB Golbat to see if he was the wolf, and Da Letter El to find out if the village knew he was mafia. blue_light was subbed in for the last cycle after Accent could not get on due to real life issues. blue_light won the game with his lynch after RB Golbat had a change of heart. jumpluff - Lynched Day 4 jumpluff's Jesus Beams and Falchion were the only things not making her a generic mafia thug, but she had three safeclaims and one false role PM for use. jumpluff played a good game, narrowly avoiding being found out by KnightoftheWind through use of the Falchion, and flying under the radar for the most part. She made a decent false claim in Elliot Reid, who could make herself immune from every role for one night. jumpluff nearly acquired the village spreadsheet, but luckily Finn was tight with who he shared the spreadsheet with. She quickly gained the trust of the village and contributed well to the success of the Useless Characters in this game. She used her Jesus Beams once, blocking Veedrock from stealing her Falchion and Jimbo acquired his Throwing Knife in the process. Neutrals THE_IRON_KENYAN - Lynched Day 5 If anybody targeted THE_IRON_KENYAN, they would be silenced the following day, and die at the end of that day, and he would then gain a killing power and whatever role was used on him, and have his win condition changed to 'You win if you are the last user alive, or if nothing can prevent the same.' The highest priority role would be absorbed if multiple roles targeted him. Sadly, nobody ever did, which is surprising, since I gave this role to TIK because he had a tendency to get targeted a lot in the night. He could have used his Defence Attorney Badge to turn wolf Night 0, but instead he used it to get in with the village, which ironically stopped Veedrock from targeting him. All in all, THE_IRON_KENYAN played an okay game, but could have made some better decisions. RB Golbat - Endgamed The Hidden Blade made RB Golbat immune to Altair's kills, which would be a great item for the mafias, which is why RB Golbat did not reveal that he had this item ever. RB Golbat picked Pride, Lust and Gluttony for his Deadly Sins, which gave him mayor, hooker and disrupter respectively. He played a good game, but was the subject of a lot of discussion early game due to his suspicious claim and was suspected of being wolf by the Useless Characters and Appalling Characters. He used his roles to ensure his survival in general, which is what I would have done. Below is a list of the Sins and what they did. Envy - role check Gluttony - disrupt (makes him immune to night actions that receive information by targeting him, like inspector, watcher, tracker.) Greed - thief Lust - hooker Pride - mayor Sloth - one time safeguard that was activated, not passive Wrath - silencer The best set of roles was probably Envy, Greed and Wrath, but RB Golbat just picked Lust because it was obviously a hooker role, Pride because it was in his camp slogan, and Gluttony as a crapshoot. I might get some flak for making a role that basically decided who won (and indeed, he made the choice to let the Useless Characters, who had been playing great all game to win), but I definitely liked this role. evan - Won Night 3 Ah, evan. Probably the biggest troll of this game (it was a troll role, but he performed it masterfully). evan forced Mekkah to ask for claims in all his posts, which stood in clear contradiction to his article about leading the village, which a lot of people noted. However, this ended up winning the game later for the Useless Characters! He also forced Fishy to post in audio/video only, which she did a grand total of once. jumpluff was slapped with an art-only restriction, and FinnRagetti had to put all his posts through translationparty.com before posting them. He could target dead users, and was able to restrict even after he won for fun, but the one time he did that, the game was more or less decided. Gamewise, evan successfully avoided being killed or hooked for four nights, which was basically how he won. This was an easy role to win with, but again, it was a troll role and not meant to be taken seriously. Awards Most Valuable Appalling Character - FinnRagetti Most Valuable Poorly Designed Character - Da Letter El Most Valuable Useless Character - Mekkah Best Newcomer - Yeti Best False Claim - jumpluff Most Indecisive - KnightoftheWind Serial Killer - Coronis Best Host - Thorns Best 'Cohost' - Dubulous Best User Not Playing - Fishin That's Bad Character Mafia! I had a lot of fun hosting, I hope you had a lot of fun playing! The next mafia on my agenda is probably Silly Hat Mafia, see you there?