Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to dude! In the recent past, there was quite a lot of issues regarding the 2v1 system and its flaws. This culminated in Mekkah creating a thread declaring that the 2v1 system is dead (or should be). Whilst many of us were in agreement at the time due to the clear flaws of the game, very few other formats have shown to be more balanced. Viva style became very popular, as did multi-faction, but these still had clear flaws or kinks in their system. After the relatively mundane big_bigest_mafia, dak and I decided we wanted to host a mafia, but we had no idea what we wanted to host. In the end, we decided to ask the public and there was a resounding outcry for "2v1 that works". Hopefully, that is what we will have created in dude, but either way you should definitely give the rest of the thread a thorough read - along with any rules on the anonymous forums. The most notable change we have made in our mafia is in regards to the lynch system. Instead of your standard lynch, 5 democratically elected 'Council Members' will decide amongst themselves who will be lynched. A majority vote for one user will result in them being lynched. In the event of an initial tie, the users with the most votes will be sent to a second round of voting to decide the fate of the users in question. Ties are probably possible, but the game has hopefully been engineered so that these are a rare, if not non-existent, factor in the game. You may be thinking that this removes an aspect of the game that every gets to take part in, and in many ways you are probably right. However, everyone is eligible vote in council elections or be on the council, adding a new spice to proceedings. Just as a side note, election votes are PM'd to the anonymous user Ballot Box and will contain Smogon Names not anonymous aliases. The elections, however, will provide the opportunity for multiple village leaders to come out and obviously for everyone to participate in the game at least a bit. Elections will be frequent and cyclical, so it is necessary that you know how the phases will work. The council is elected for a period of two lynch decision and the elections will take place in the last Night of the councillors' term of office. An exception to that is Night Zero, which will not have any elections because there will not be any organisation yet. There will be a special election phase know as Day 0 between Night Zero and Day One where this election will be taking place. To sum it up descriptively, the elections will be taking place on Day 0, Night Two, Night Four, Night Six et cetera. Furthermore, the elections aren't quite as simple as that for example votes for the council are not completely democratic. Members of the village faction will be able to vote for 3 users - each vote counting for the same - whereas members of the mafia, or any neutrals there might be, will only have one vote for the council. Continuing the idea that multiple village leaders will be able to step-up and collaborate, one user may only be a council member for two consecutive councils and then that user will be ineligible for the following council. To spice things up a bit, there may be some roles that interact with the council or are specific to lynching methods, but I guess you may find this out soon enough! This system also completely removes the possibility of the omnipresent stealth lynch, meaning even disorganised villages can still control the day. In essence, we have tried to add balance to 2v1 system through a complete reshuffle of the lynch mechanics. Obviously, this is basically a 'test-run' for future games as this has pretty much never been done before. UncleSam's system in Metroid Prime mafia was probably a step towards this method, but a very short one in my opinion in comparison to this complete reshuffle. Apart from this, everything else is pretty much as you would expect it to be. So basically, just revel in this new system and enjoy it! Bender list:  Agape Altair Amelia askaninjask AvatarST Bass billymills CaptKirby CrabNebula Da Letter El Dubulous Earthworm evan Exarius Fishin Flounder Gmax imperfectluck Jackal Jigglypuffers42 Lesm46 Lightwolf LonelyNess macle MATAMATO Mekkah midou Outlaw pookar porygon3 Raikage RBG reyscarface Rodan the_pugilist Thorns thunda UncleSam Veedrock vonFielder Yeti zerowing zorbees Sorry to anyone that didn't get in! There was way more demand than spots, so we couldn't even let every proven, let alone many new, player in. But don't be disappointed, there may still be need for substitutes and we will be sure to contact some of you if this is the case. Now all this monologuing aside, it is time to play dude The game's official channel is #freemobile and this can be used to launch your political campaigns or simply just talk about the game. Feel free to contact either of the hosts at any time. You will have a PM in your inbox on the anonymous forums and the aliases/passwords are being sent out at the moment. Have fun!