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Double Alias Mafia - Game Over! The Core wins!

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by Mekkah, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. makiri

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    lynch bass
  2. Mekkah

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    Yeah I forgot, thanks.
  3. Fishin

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    lynch bass
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    Not bad flavour for a gigantic meteor in some game.
  6. Mekkah

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    Day 6 is over.

    You insist Bass is dirty, and confront him with shampoo. He walks backward. "Not shampoo. You have no idea what you are doing..."

    "What are you, a coward?" you say. Suddenly you are thrown back, as if by an invisible sumo wrestler.

    "DON'T CALL ME A COWARD!" the pale man says furiously. But in this moment of outburst, he let his guard down, and then suddenly you hear the sound of metal through flash, as well as a scream. ALLLAAAAH!

    RB Golbat had stabbed through his heart with his dagger.

    [​IMG]

    It seems the teacher had left one cauldron of Draught of Living Death. You decide to throw it at Monopoly Air. It goes right through him though.

    "MUAHAHAHAHA! Go away, go away..." he taunts. As RB Golbat lunges for another assault, he suddenly vanish.

    "You'll need a Silph Scope for that kind of trick, silly man!" the mysterious man says. "But since none of you have any, I think I will just haunt some other place. Don't worry though, I'll still be around."

    [​IMG]

    You ask RB Golbat why he suddenly interfered.

    "Well, I just got a message that my terrorist license is about to expire. Let's just say me and Class won't be of any use after Day 7."

    How many more Core members do you have to dispose of? What happened to this mysterious creature? And why does Severus Snape have such an adversion for Shampoo? You might find out later...

    Night 7 lasts until Tuesday, January 19th, 20:00 GMT+1.
  7. Bass

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    All hail the Core, you will be crushed under our might etc...
  8. Accent

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    i agree

    edit: well not crushed
    we will give you all a gentle kiss
    and wish you a good night
  9. Mekkah

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    Night 7 is over.

    "There's...something in your eye."

    You wake up to your clone standing in a I'm-gonna-kiss-the-Sleeping-Beauty stance.

    "Oh..." he says dramatically. "It was just a sparkle."

    At breakfast, you read about yet another wet and bruised body. It seems jumpluff's life has come to an abrupt end, at last. Upon seeing the picture, your clone goes "Wow, is she Skittles? Then I'd like to taste the rainbow!"

    [​IMG]

    jumpluff was obviously London.

    When you want to see if there are any other deaths on television, the damn thing won't work. Nor does your radio or lamp. You check if the solar panels on your roof are still functioning, but they are missing. Your neighbour informs you that they jumped out of a window due to their stocks not doing too well. How are you going to watch television without Solar Power? ("Are you television? Because I could watch you all day!" says your clone to the neighbour)

    [​IMG]

    They've found an aquarium in the vatican. The Pope was powered by Flounder.

    It also seems zerowing was on the way to destruction, as he's been overridden by several trucks. I did predict he was foolish enough to do so in my Day 4 update. He was cute though...if he was a fingernail, he would be my middle one.

    [​IMG]

    You look for a fourth corpse, but there's none to be found!

    It is now Day 7. You have until Tuesday, January 19th, 20:00 GMT+1 to come up with a lynch target on both forums.
  10. jumpluff

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    If anyone has access to the village spreadsheet (is there one?) please contact me. I am the Rest's hooker and was working with jumpluff before she died. She pm'ed me a few potential lynch targets for today, but I'm still missing some information on anonymous aliases.
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    Alright, we're going to lynch Outlaw and Cape Town. Outlaw's role pm is almost certainly fake and was jumpluff's planned smogon lynch target for today. Cape Town attempted to stealth lynch yesterday and is probably mafia as well.

    RBG/Class, you should also vote so the mafia cannot overturn this since you're dieing at the end of the day anyways.

    lynch Outlaw
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    If my PM is fake then Mekkah is trolling me. I've made it obvious to everyone on IRC that I haven't been doing anything but having fun making people speak racial epitaphs. So fuck you lesm. I hope the core kill you next. And if you are core, then fuck you for not saving me for last.
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    I apologize if you really are a member of the Rest. We don't have an inspector so there's not a lot of information to go on, and your role seems the most likely to be fake at this point. I can understand Mekkah adding a role like yours on the village, but the win condition makes no sense and your claimed ability is very similar to Bass and Paris's fake abilities. Everyone else has at least proved his role to some extent either with night results or by providing a pm when one of their aliases died.

    In any case we can't afford to fully lynch someone who has a small chance of being clean, which is why I'm not lynching your anonymous alias.
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    You want to prove my role? Then let Fishin stay quiet this turn. We will see who is right then.
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    Töten Sie den ganzen Glom! Wir können nicht stillstehen bis sie alle tot sind!

    Meh. lynch Outlaw
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    Yes, Lynch Outlaw...
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    Fuck you guys.
  19. RBG

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    Lynch Outlaw since I SQUAWK today anyways :(
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    Majority has been reached on both counts. Day 7 is over.

    You and your clone point towards Outlaw and Cape Town. Nobody disagrees, except the convicts themselves. Some voice their agreement, others stay silent. A lynch is a lynch.

    RB Golbat runs towards the unfortunate Outlaw and pulls the ripcord of his explosive triggers. "ALLLAAAAAAAH!" Everyone else ducks to stay out of the flame range.

    When you look up again, nothing remains of the two, except one piece of paper.

    "WAIT! WAIT! Something is wrong!" you shout, but then you notice that Lesm46 raises his hand and forces you towards Cape Town and Class.

    "It's time for some CHANGE!" says Jimbo, as he triggers the explosives on Class from a distance. The last thing you see is Cape Town's role PM...you never finished reading it.

    With no one left to keep them in check, Jimbo and Luxury Tax, as well as Lesm46 and his alter ego Monopoly Rail rise up and wipe out the remnants of the Rest.

    The Core is victorious over the Rest.
    Congratulations to Accent, Bass, Jimbo, Lesm46 and LonelyNess!
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    Double Alias Mafia Postgame

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    Master Spreadsheet
    Admin Forum

    The Game Flow

    The initial Night 1 skirmish made it look pretty bad for the Core: they wasted their one-time superkill on moi, and Paris was killed. But the chaos that ensued for the village got them off the hook pretty easily: several people started collecting claims, and most of them were unsuccessfull. Day 1 had a stealth lynch on the village resurrector as well as the Monopoly Space lynch, which caused twash to gather claims, and with great success. He made the crucial error of trusting Accent though, giving the mafia a 90% full spreadsheet during Night 2. Accent misguided twash for a bit, and soon they only had one missing piece of their puzzle: the Cape Town alias that Jimbo claimed to be, but obviously wasn't.

    Accent ended up being lynched, and soon after that twash was killed, though he gave shade access to his forum just in time, who in turn gave it to Lightwolf just to preserve it in case he'd die. porygon3 was inspected, which started the Tug-o-War between Core and Rest about who he was going to kill for. It looked like they were going to make it together, but they were unexpectedly double-murdered by porygon3 and the Core working together. jumpluff took over and again was cutting it awfully close, but did not have the information the previous leaders did. She was targeted for a kill which dak reverse martyred, and then killed again.

    porygon3 kept working with the Core, seeing as the Rest still had enormous numbers to crumble, though he was inevitably lynched step by step, with his final alias dying on Judgement Day 7 even though village did not know it was his (they were under the impression it was Jimbo). Lesm steered the last lynch in the right (wrong?) directions.

    Balance shift notes I made up until Night 5. You might wanna read them.

    notes (open)
    n1: Jimbo's alias died and the one time kill was totally wasted on moi, who joined the village
    d1, n2, d2: village fiascos with important roles like vig and bg dying, and not a single mafia casualty
    n3: almost everyone has claimed alias by now, so mafia concluded Cape Town was wolf/npc, while shade inspected porygon3 (changed to bass, but back to porygon3)
    d3: At first, the kids want to lynch porygon3, who had claimed (though leaving off parts about his other alias and his other kill), which the Core happily go along with. Ashley changes the lynch target a million times, but ends up removing Accent from his subforum and calling for a double lynch on him. I miss one majority which causes Accent to only die once, cleaning him, but then rectify my mistake and he is exposed, which in turn puts LonelyNess in a position of peril. Wolf contacts Core and claims his other kill, which the Core guess (but aren't sure of) later.
    n4: porygon3 was pressured by both sides, but he didn't know the mafia knew both of his aliases and kills, so he killed both a mafia and a villager. ashley was offed, but he gave shade access to his forum before that. amelia the vig was offed as well as the last remains of the bodyguards.
    d4: lonelyness was lynched as he was the killed mafia and his alias was now known, but otherwise no good targets were there, so they lynched agape's alias, which turned up clean. shade gave lightwolf access to ashley's forum just in case he died but...
    n5: shade and lightwolf were obliterated by a wolf/mafia cooperation, effectively killing the village info archive.


    Individual Player and Role Comments

    Sorted in order of complete elimination. I don't believe in ratings out of ten, I think it's pretty clear how people played from comments alone.

    22. Phantasia (lynched Day 1) - Shanghai (killed Night 1) - Resurrector

    Role: I wanted resurrector in as one of the village's power roles, and toy with the half/whole dead factor. This is the result.

    Player: Poor guy got double randed before he could ever use his ability. Killed n1 by the Core, and then dak decided to have him lynched for the sake of lynching just hours before deadline, giving him no chance to claim when that could have saved him.

    24. Gmax (killed Night 1) - Taipei (killed Night 2) - Spreadsheet Inspector

    Role: The Core guessed it before Gmax could (but LonelyNess told him) - his result were whatever was in that cell on my Master Sheet. One of my favourite inventions, it looks like a troll role at first but actually has the potential to reveal a lot. During the game I was extremely afraid that Gmax would find the wolf, since he's listed first on my sheet. But all he could find before he got killed was the word "Alliance". Heh. His night 2 result would have been "the Rest", which still wouldn't have helped much.

    Player: The first Smogon name casualty, Bass got revenge at last. He desperately tried to gather claims, but was hindered by the fact that everyone was suspicious of everyone. I presume this was because of the warning not to trust anyone...worked better than I expected. The Core spread some distrust on him, as well, but nonetheless found themselves pressured when interrogated! Was backstabbed by Snape while killed, so the Core always knew his second alias and disposed of him as soon as they could, both for player and role reasons.

    4. moi (killed Night 1) - Toronto (lynched Day 2) - Neutral Man

    Role: This is pretty much a twin in Double Alias flavor. He could literally go every way. If he was godkilled through some legit way (like being persuaded by Hitler, then not posting the phrase), he would get "You win if the Rest and the Core both lose." and learn the wolf's name. The same would happen if both his aliases stayed alive until Night 3.

    His abilities upon death would vary as well. For joining the wolf, he would just become his fourth (!) alias with no real extra abilities. For the "you win if the Rest lose" win condition, he would have gained tracker/watcher combo (targets one person, and learns who he targets and who targets him). This was by far his best ability, because he would have a much harder time finding allies under that one. His village version was pretty weak: he could only re-use the completely eliminated Animal, Harry Belafonte, Mail Man, Gandalf, the three duckling cousins, Hitler, Board James, Oliver, and Osama could blow him up (as he could also copy a dead Achmed or some other kind of terrorist).

    The miller part was just to help him get killed and to create a nice opposite to his Viva role.

    Player: He needed no help getting killed, apparently. He just posted EVERYONE CLAIM TO ME IM INSPECTOR n1, which prompted the Core to use their one time Commander Keen stungun kill on him (which only works on people who ask the village to contact him). What a waste. Then he got his alias randomly lynched day 2, presumably while he wasn't paying attention. So I'd say moi half failed, half succeeded.

    11. askaninjask (killed Night 2) - Community Chest (killed Night 3) - Bodyguard 1

    Role: One of the bodyguard mindfuck duo. Ash and Gary were both village bodyguards, but obviously they were going to be distrusted since both were claiming pretty much the same thing. And to make matters worse, both were told they could protect without any issues, which wasn't entirely true...whichever one sent in their target last would fail, and if either of their aliases died, they would not be able to battle anymore. They could avert both of these issues just by one of them battling the other, which turned both into normal bodyguards. I guess the hint about battling other trainers was too subtle, or taken the wrong way...LonelyNess thought them battling each other would kill them, lol.

    Player: Claimed to Ashley, which caused him to get killed for his role by the Core. His second alias was actually double targeted by wolf and Core. Really not the fault of his own play but the rest of the village...difficult role to figure out, too.

    8. Accent (lynched Day 3) - Free Parking (lynched Day 3) - Death Mole / Food Collector

    Role: The role I was talking about when I said "the hosts will flat out lie to you", besides more minor things like the fake abilities some evil guys had, and maybe things like the double village bodyguard and Michael Blomkvist's inspect results going elsewhere. This was my safety mechanic against people being cleaned through a single alias dying. I don't think this role has to be justified: anyone who thought it'd be this simple to clean people had it coming.

    Player: A no-brainer for MVP in about any category. twash let him into his forum only because he proved to have his food ability (which had kind of a lack of response, oh well), which gave him pretty much every single claim in the game. The Core spreadsheet was doubled in contents that night. This was when the balance started shifting from "the Core wasted their one time kill to make the neutral go to the Rest" to "wow can we please lynch at least ONE evil guy?". It allowed the Core to pick off the most important roles at night, and direct lynches away from themselves at daytime. twash started distrusting him at some point though, removed him from his forums, though kept feeding him info until a little later where he declared a double lynch on him. Accent *stared* like in Poké Mafia, but ended up having a prayer of survival when I missed one of the two majorities at first and only showed his fake PM. I rectified it later, though, which dampened his spirits quite a bit. He kept helping his team with planning which was crucial since LonelyNess died soon thereafter and he seemed to have a better idea what he was doing than the others. Also, he was constantly paranoid about hidden mafia factions, saw neutrals and wolves in several players, including but not limited to villagers like jumpluff and Amelia, but also teammates like Lesm and LonelyNess.

    14. Ashley (killed Night 4) - Monopoly Space (lynched Day 1) - Vigilante Ammo

    Role: Just some ammo to get Osama bin Laden started, except without the disadvantages of not being able to talk about the game, dying after voting or dying from being sneezed on (which was what happened to terrorists created after Amelia's first death, a.k.a. Earthworm). Also, a good starting point for a village unison, since it's easy for Osama and Achmed to believe each other. Oh, and post restrictions actually don't penalize you in any way if you break them. I just implied they did.

    Player: Boy oh boy, twash_man. After his alias was completely randomly stealth'd, he became very successfull in gathering claims, but I'm pretty sure step two is not "give a Core access to the subforum". Even after he said he was 75% sure Accent was moling him, he kept giving him night results. He did end up lying to Accent and calling a double lynch on him, which shifted the game back in the village's favor. LonelyNess had him tricked with his good false claim, but his fake results fucked him over. He suspected Bass but seems to not have done much about that. Lesm or Jimbo, he seems to have never doubted, even though Jimbo's claim was...below par. Didn't make people prove their alias, either, unlike jumpluff. Regardless, he put things on the right track again that fatal day, after which the Core murdered his second alias.

    12. Altair (killed Night 3) - Wind Power (killed Night 4) - Bodyguard 2

    Role: Exactly the same as Ash Ketchum, so if you need a reminder on how exactly that bodyguard duo worked, find his comments!

    Player: Like askaninjask, he claimed but could never do anything significant. Neither of the bodyguard could last very long with the Core knowing who they were, and they were obliterated ASAP because the Core didn't know they lost their bodyguard abilities with one dead alias. So not much to go on, sadly.

    13. Amelia (killed Night 4) - Montreal (killed Night 2) - Vigilante

    Role: One of my favourites. This role has had several overhauls before this was the result. At first, I had him extremely limited: he had 3 total aliases rather than 2, but he could blow them up on other people, so essentially he was his own ammo. More of a suicide bomber than a vigilante. But then I came up with the idea of him creating his ammo through adding people to the game, and suiciding them into others. So it was a vigilante with other players as ammo rather than arrows, weapons or bullets. I also liked how it involved people who didn't get in, some sort of consolation prize. I also considered allowing him to create anonymous terrorists, which would essentially be NPCs, but ended up ditching that idea.

    Player: Vig is a role that has to go to a somewhat experienced player, and Amelia has played mafia about as long as I can remember. Unlike in every other game, he didn't die n1, but sadly he only ever got to create ammo. I thought his non-RB-Golbat choices for terrorists were a little weird: Class never did anything as far as I could tell, and Earthworm did not even sign up. He was going to blow up Earthworm on LonelyNess (the Smogon account) while counting on the wolf to off Vancouver (LN's anonymous account), but the Core killed him with higher priority. The Core were also constantly switching between LonelyNess and Bass for their bodyguard target, but they ended up with Bass. Earthworm also died regardless of what Amelia did, since he was being targeted by both Fishin and Outlaw, and he was the only terrorist that died to any role being used on him. This never got out though, so people were confused why Earthworm died out of frustration while the others lived.

    9. LonelyNess (lynched Day 4) - Vancouver (killed Night 4) - Village Leader Killer

    Role: One of these roles I was referring to with the "your usual tactics might not work" warning. Commander Keen here had the capability of killing anything in the game as soon as it was sent in, as long as the target was trying to get everyone to claim to him. This kind of "claim to me" behavior infuriates me, so I figured it would be good to punish people for it.

    Player: Man, I did intend this role to be used early, but not that early. LN and the rest of the Core used the stungun night 1 on moi, because they thought he was really the inspector he claimed to be. Not the way I imagined it to be used, but I'll admit I'd have contemplated doing it. In other departments, LN played this one out solidly. He and Accent did most of the Core planning, and he made some great guesses as early as night 1, such as knowing the extra alias belonged to the wolf, or that there'd only be one non-wolf neutral. He was also the only one who realized that the Core could only effectively threaten the wolf if they told him they knew both of his aliases, and sadly, also the only one who wasn't around in time to make sure this happend during night 4. And to top it all off, he didn't release his team's spreadsheet.

    10. shade (killed Night 5) - Istanbul (killed Night 5) - Inspector

    Role: I sure fucked around with the generic mafia roles: no village hooker, a bodyguard race, and now a severely handicapped inspector. The restriction of posting his role PM were to make the player less trustable, and thus limit his ability to insta-claim and lead the village. And then to make it worse, instead of receiving his results, they went to whoever the Mail Man targets. Which could be a mafia.

    Player: shade is of the opinion that he fucked up this game, but I don't agree. He kept a nice low profile, was one of the very few who did not instantly give Ashley his alias which probably kept him alive for quite a while. He even tried to hide himself by posting "just doing what shade wants me to do", but the night before his alias had been inspected, and his Smogon name was pretty widely known as inspector already.

    n1 was funny to watch because he inspected jumpluff, and jumpluff was also targeted by the Mail Man (zerowing), causing her to receive her own PM. She forgot about it for some reason, which confused a lot of people including the mafia when asked if she received results. Theories about neutrals and hidden safeguards popped up everywhere, and LonelyNess thought he was screwed because if that was the case, he could not have gotten any alliance checking results on her. After n1, shade cleaned Outlaw and Flounder, and got the jumbled result on porygon3. He was about to catch Lesm46 when he was double murdered by the Core.

    21. Lightwolf (killed Night 5) - Beijing (killed Night 5) - Limited Redirector

    Role: I am of the opinion that redirection roles need a nerf. Roles like DBZ Babidi and YCI Agent Smith just have too much potential too mess things up. So Hannibal was only able to redirect things that targeted users (so not Board James, or the wolf's update ability), he could not redirect kills, and no one-timers either (so no Pope, and I excluded Gandalf/Krillin as well). The Smogon -> Alias / Alias -> Smogon thing was a carryover from the old ideas I had for a redirector. He couldn't redirect the same guy multiple times at all, either. And still, this role was pretty mighty in my opinion. The posting restriction was a last minute addition.

    Player: Like shade, Lightwolf is of the opinion that he's been mostly a hindrance, and again I don't really agree. Lightwolf was going to gather claims way early on, but then stepped back and let others do the work. It seems whoever was in charge didn't feel like giving him targets, so he ended up doing mostly random things. Redirected two fake abilities (hook and silence), the former of which was part of what got Agape lynched when I thought it would cast suspicion on Lesm. He was given access to the villager subforum when shade was in there alone, but sadly they didn't count on all four of their aliases to get blown apart in one night. He pretty much correctly guessed who the mafia were right after he died, though.

    19. dak (lynched Day 2) - Monopoly Cruise (killed Night 6) - Rogue

    Role: I wanted a rogue in because that role is often used as a safe claim for mafia. Until a death, a standard "strong" rogue that only needs to stalk the right team as opposed to the right person. However, upon death he turns into one of my favourite roles: rogue + reverse martyr for kills only. This effectively makes him some bastard child of a tracker and a bodyguard, since he can take a bullet for someone else and perhaps still come out on top.

    Player: Sorry man, but I've never been so disappointed. Publicized his role and alias to a small circle of people for no real reason ("I don't care if you're mafia, I just want to play with you guys"), effectively nullifying any effectiveness as a rogue, started randlynches and didn't even bother protesting his own lynch. I stealth changed his role flavor to Krillin in the hope he'd be more interested, but he just repeated his own story, again telling the same people his new role. He somewhat redeemed himself by throwing a Destructo Disc at jumpluff when she was targeted for a kill, which redirected porygon3's kill to him, preserving jumpluff and the knowledge she had...but really, don't bother signing up next time if you're going to say things like "why do you bother making a spreadsheet for small mafia".

    20. Coronis (killed Night 6) - Income Tax (killed Night 6) - Mayor

    Role: It's a mayor, Double Alias style! Just like rogue, I felt the need to put one in on the village side since it's often a safe claim. Plus, I thought Double Alias gave it lots of possibilities. I can think of a hundred ways to give someone more than the usual amount of votes in this system. Can conflict with the early majority rules though, like if majority is reached if he votes in one, but not the other, then he votes in the other (which would remove one vote from the other side, effectively undoing majority). Thankfully, this never happened.

    Player: A similar story to many villagers: he claimed to twash, which means the mafia knew exactly what he was pretty soon. One of the few people trusted by jumpluff almost instantly, despite his role being hard to prove. Was double eliminated in one night so that the Core could come closer to gaining majority. jumpluff chose him as her successor in case she died and was actually transferring a lot of info to him, but ironically pluff survived and Coronis died.

    16. Flounder (killed Night 6) - Solar Power (killed Night 7) - Role Bodyguard

    Role: A new invention (I think), I really like it. Could be used to preserve a powerful villager role over one of the gimmick village roles, or to override a mafia role with those. And obviously, it rewards the mafia moling the village as they can use it to get an extra good role of their own. Terrorist control on the Core, anyone?

    Player: I promised Flounder an above average role in the next game I hosted. This was one of the few village roles I considered "above average", but Flounder disappointed me sorely. He was usually very late with his PMs, to the point where I had to wait for him alone to update, which was annoying because his role was so important. Sometimes he didn't even send a PM at all. Come on man, what happened to Lumine? Other than his idleness, I don't really know what exactly he was doing. He had claimed to twash like almost everybody else, but unlike most people his targets didn't seem to come from whoever was currently leading (be it the twash/Accent saga, the twash saga, the shade/lightwolf saga or the jumpluff saga). Oh well, like I said about Kannon in Blindness, at least he didn't give Dabura his entire team's role PMs.

    15. jumpluff (killed Night 7) - London (killed Night 1) - Caps Enforcer

    Role: An almost perfect copy of my YCI false claim, included as an inside joke of sorts. Unfortunately, it seems no one recognized it. I blame GreenPikachu for never posting YCI postgame. The role was nearly useless: it couldn't even properly silence someone, as if they caught the hint, they'd just post in caps. Besides being a YCI reference, obviously I would just have enjoyed people posting in caps all over the place.

    Player: One of the better villagers, if not the outright best one. She was randkilled early on by porygon3, and funnily enough she was also the target of both shade and zerowing, as well as Bass' fake silence, causing her to get her own role PM as an inspect result. Pretty bizarre, and she forgot about it all for some reason, causing all sorts of safeguard/neutral rumors from all sides. However, lategame, she got her act together and led the village through some solid lynches. She distrusted lots of people, mostly the mafia, though Lesm slipped under her radar. Funnily enough, she trusted people like Coronis and Agape, who had the most shaky claims of all. It was fun to watch her trying to figure out everything that went on. In a sadistic way. But she did well regardless.

    23. Outlaw (lynched Day 7) - Athens (lost Day 7) - Phrase Enforcer

    Role: Just a "Zarbon", a.k.a. the type of persuader that doesn't interfere with voting. A gimmick role with no real purpose, other than maybe keeping people active. Well, and giving Genpei Yukoi a chance to suicide.

    Player: Outlaw is known to be great at gimmicks, and he was my comrade for a good majority of the only Diplomacy game I played (I was Germany, he was France). He just kept making well known people post funny German phrases. He was part of the small "dak cult", and at one point pasted his role PM and alias to that group which allowed Lesm to report them to the Core. He was inspected by shade at one point.

    1-3. porygon3 (lynched Day 5) - Cape Town (d8 lynch) / Monopoly Air (lynched Day 6) - Wolf

    I hope you like reading.

    Role: I never get tired of making wolf roles, or writing their PMs. MissingNo. was chosen as the wolf flavor because of Super Glitch's awesome effect. I even already had an alias on IRC for it. Of course, he needed to have two kills just like the mafia, except he could use them on whatever he wanted, and in addition he had higher priority for a lategame advantage. I also included a Dark Link-like advantage, except in the form of a lynchproof if he idles a kill. The save data copy serves the purpose of getting information, but also getting to know what other factions know. His proper PM would also not show up until his last alias died, as to hide his numerous abilities. His final ability is the most crucial one of all...

    Player: porygon3 fits the criteria I use for picking wolves: a competent player that hasn't been wolf before (or at least not in games I hosted, or big games). What I did not expect was that he was so great at trolling other players with the update ability. He flirted with, insulted and confused everyone, particularly with the one-two combo of GLOM. He false claimed Yoda, a role that could submit a series of words that would randomly be inserted in the update, which was hilarious though obviously not solid enough to be trusted (announcers never get to be, but I still consider it a better claim than no claim). After he was inspected by shade, which turned up as completely jumbled (which hid his abilities, but obviously also indicated his alliance, or lack thereof), he just trolled everyone. Initially he claimed to have only one kill to each alliance, giving them the different flavors, but Accent was still all over the village at that point so the Core knew they had two.

    For the same reason, the Core had their sheet so full that they figured out that Cape Town was porygon3's second alias, which was funny because that was the alias Jimbo claimed to be. porygon3 at first killed both a Core and a villager because the Core hadn't figured to threaten him with their knowledge of both his kills and aliases, but after that he went all out on the village, bringing their numbers back to the point where the Core could stand a chance again. But his demise as an inspected wolf was inevitable.

    He had pretty bad luck with his targets overall, especially with the inspections, like how he got jumpluff's PM during Night 1 while London was openly killed, but at least he shared that part with whatever faction he copied.

    Also, trivia:

    This guy is a damn pro at murdering. Or at least has experience.

    17. Agape (lost Day 7) - Jerusalem (lynched Day 4) - Vote Tally Man

    Role: This role has only two purposes: make the mayor believable, and eliminate the possibilities of negative or secret voters and the like. Other than that, it was quite vanilla.

    Player: I put Agape in the game for his very satisfying performance in PokéMafia, but I didn't have a role left for him to do a lot of good with, sorry. Obviously wasn't trusted because of how useless this role is. Nothing to complain about, jumpluff entrusted him with her information in case she'd die. He got the fake hook message once because Lightwolf redirected Lesm to him, which caused a lot of question marks, but they were all put around him and that led to his Day 4 lynch.

    18. zerowing (killed Night 7) - Jail (lost Day 7) - Inspect Result Recipient Changer

    Role: A "figure it out" role, with a trollish PM to boot. As many guessed, whoever he targeted would receive the village inspection results. He'd get to know this if one of his aliases died.

    Player: I've explained the n1 jumpluff coincidence twice now, so I'll leave that off here. The village (and the mafia) figured out what his role did pretty early, which allowed shade to get results. One time twash actually made him change targets to him so shade was empty handed next morning, lol. Nicely played, always sends in his PM early and with a nice emoticon.

    25. Fishin (lost Day 7) - Chance (killed Night 3) - Dead Role Inspector

    Role: A mighty role for sure. One of the ways Mark Knopfler could have been found out, a shortcut to finding out how Michael Blomkvist worked, and can clean or incriminate some other people as well (it's obvious how if you look at the master sheet). The BPV mechanic was originally going to be a seperate role, and I also had it planned on Osama for a bit, but it ended up here. The idea is that you either choose to sacrifice your vote and be immune to kills forever, or you leave it alive and you're stuck with a one-time BPV.

    Player: I didn't see a lot of Fishin in this game, which is a shame since I think he's one of the most consistent players. He didn't give his alias to twash, which kept the mafia from completing their sheet for a bit, but then porygon3 randkilled his alias (this seems to have messed up a lot of people's plans, heh) and he was exposed. I don't think it really mattered that his BPV was only one time, since it was publically outed that he had it and no one would waste a kill on that. Fishin's results did some minor confirming, like cleaning shade and incriminating Luxury Tax, but nothing crucial. For some reason I forgot already he even targeted Earthworm once.

    6. Bass (lynched Day 6) - Luxury Tax (won Day 7) - Dead Alter Ego Convertor

    Role: This is the kind of role you only see in Double Alias Mafia. It allows the Core to dispose of enemies entirely within two nights. Obviously had potential to be used in combination with Billy Blaze (kill and backstab a guy n1, then when n2 starts and he wants to boss people around, stungun him). Fake silence may not be a very trustable fake, but it could be used for voting control, making it a useful lategame role. Also, upon death, he received the ability to check which franchise someone's role was from.

    Player: Bass set up the Core spreadsheet and channel, but not much else. He never claimed his alias to any village leader except Gmax, who he also disposed of and backstabbed extremely early for four reasons: revenge, good player, good role, and revenge. He was marked as 100% mafia by jumpluff and lynched successfully. He actually used his alias to vote a lot, which seemed suspicious to me, but luckily for him jumpluff didn't have the complete Smogon/Alias matches like twash did. He also missed a stealth lynch, or rather stealth tie, which may or may not have affected the outcome. Franchise Inspect was completely worthless by the time they got it.

    7. Jimbo (won Day 7) - Paris (killed Night 1) - Bodyguard

    Role: Normal bodyguard. Couldn't protect himself until his first alias died. Fake kidnap is like fake silence: powerful lategame, but not very trustable as a claim.

    Player: Jimbo requested to be on a competent mafia team, so I gave him one. He made a fake PM with his kidnapping ability pretty early, but then porygon3 randkilled his alias and he was in a penible situation. For some reason he didn't make a new false claim right away, but rather waited until twash started interrogating him. With my help, the Core made him a Monstro PM which was not very believable to me, but twash swallowed it. He remained relatively safe, with each villager leader dying just about as they started to suspect him. He claimed to be Cape Town to twash, and twash did not force him to prove it through a PM or a post. This was extremely lucky, as Cape Town was actually the only non-Core alias the village did not already have a matching player for. He had accidentally claimed porygon3's second alias and couldn't go back, so when he was later asked to prove it for jumpluff he got porygon3 to do it for him. Overall, Jimbo thinks he was just dead weight. I think he could have tried harder with the false claim, but I don't think he fucked up big time or something.

    Oh, and...

    LOL

    5. Lesm46 - Monopoly Rail (won Day 7) - Mafia Inspector (won Day 7)

    Role: Standard inspector for the evil guys, with a hooker fake + safeclaim. Probably the best fake claim of them all, at least in terms of being trustable. Also, great kill flavor imo.

    Player: [22:41:37] <&Lesm46> the village seems a little overpowered if jumpluff is the only wolf

    He was more of a follower than a leader for most of the game, though he was definitely present in the mafia channel. False claimed Jim Morrison to the village, and was probably the least suspected Core member. jumpluff gave him "her info" right before she died, and he executed the final steps on getting majority over the Rest, managing to sway these crucial last village votes against Outlaw. Also the only person who survived with two accounts!

    Awards

    Once again, positive awards only.

    Best of the Rest (a.k.a. Best Villager)
    jumpluff. There were other people who led the village with remote success, but I thought jumpluff made the least (significant) mistakes of any of them. Though a mention to shade, Lightwolf and twash for their work before that.

    Most Hardcore (a.k.a. Best Mafia)
    Accent. He did by far the most for his faction, strategizing from beginning to end to even beyond his death, moling the village, keeping the spreadsheet updated and generally playing a great game. The other Cores were all quite active and overall close in performance, though if I had to name a runner-up it would be Lesm46 for the final touch.

    Best Troll
    porygon3. I definitely didn't expect him to be so comical with the update modifier, and he even almost got a gameplay advantage out of it with the "glom" edit.
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    Well brilliant, and I'd not mind another mafia of this sort again in the future, in spite of me not being in it. Ah well, shit happens. GG to the Core, and all that crap.
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    Everything went acCOREding to plan.

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