Disclaimer: may be tl;dr Also the poll will make sense if you make it to the end. Postgame This was the second mafia game I ever hosted, and the first postgame I’ve ever written, so we’ll see how this goes. The concept for this game came about when I saw Blue_Tornado’s thread in OSI about how Smogon mafia was dying and getting too complex. I decided that a simple NOC game would help us return closer to the game’s roots, hence the name. The game wasn’t just some arbitrary clusterfuck of common roles, like Luigi’s Mansion Mafia unfortunately was. The Village was given a combination of power roles that could either dominate the Mafia or shoot themselves in the foot. The backups to inspector and bg were designed to prevent rands from hurting the village too badly. The Mafia was designed to be able to counter this, more or less. Janitor gave them better safeclaiming potential, while framer limited the effectiveness of two inspectors. The odd part of this game is that barring a few particular instances, the night roles weren’t really that helpful for either side, especially with the early deaths of the village info roles. Without further ado, here are the roles of the game, starting with our winners, the Mafia. The Mafia Team PM: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear friends, Your boss has ordered you to infiltrate and eliminate the disgustingly peaceful village of Mafiatown. So you will. Your team consists of: Ditto - The Stalker - Inspector khz - The Framer - Framer (no shit) Maxim Hydrattler Pernicious ginganinja - The Janitor - One-Time No Reveal kingofkongs - The Gossip - Announcer auramaster - The Hooker - Take a guess. Each night, you will choose one member to execute your team’s kill. The chosen member will send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Killing USER”. USER will die. From your previous stakeout, you know that the town does not have a Barber, a Beggar, a Taxi Driver, a Fireman, or a Reporter. Use this information however you like. Your team’s official IRC channel is #ronwashington. All relevant modes have been set. Please contact Walrein ASAP for access to the channel. You win if the only living players are allied with the mafia, or if nothing can prevent the same.[/quote] This was the Mafia’s team PM. Not much to say about this except that the safeclaims didn’t help a bit. The original plan was to have kingofkongs claim reporter, a reasonable claim for an announcer, but that didn’t quite go so well. Also, the whole “PM Walrein” thing really didn’t happen, as all of the Mafians except khz pretty much sent actions solely over IRC. Ditto: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear Ditto, You are the Stalker. You have a creepy tendency to follow people around. A REALLY creepy tendency. However, you ARE good at finding things out about the people of Mafiatown. Which is almost creepier. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Stalking USER”. You will follow USER until you know his full role PM. You are allied with the Mafia. You win if the Mafia wins. Standard mafia inspector here. The Mafia’s only source of information besides pr-hunting (like scumhunting, but with power roles). Ditto moled the village quite well, being the cleanest villager in the eyes of some thanks to his high activity level and prodding of inactives, despite the fact that he never made a reads list. This eventually backfired on him when Metal Bagon thought him clean as well and took a potshot at him the night he died. He could have hooked MB at this point, having inspected him already, but he left him unhooked hoping he would shoot at a villager, and this backfired. He was very misfortunate with his inspects - respectively, they were on a vanillager, the miller, and Metal Bagon (the only good inspect, but a no-brainer as well; this was a the night after he falseclaimed), and the night he died he was trying to inspect another vanillager. khz: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear khz, You are the Framer. The mafia’s “inside man” in Mafiatown, you have a lot of influence in the town. Enough influence, in fact, to convince anyone of an innocent man’s guilt. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Framing USER”. Any investigations targeting USER that night will believe him to be a mafia-aligned Goon. You are allied with the Mafia. You win if the Mafia wins. The framer is a role that is most prevalent on the site EpicMafia, but I decided it work well for the Mafia’s deception motif. It’s basically a nerfed Dickens role - this one only having the ability to make villagers appear guilty, without the power to mask Mafians. I realize I’ve caught a lot of flak for including a Dickens in a beginner game before, but this is a very common role, and it’s not nearly as powerful as the one I included in Luigi’s Mansion. The role never came into play anyways, with the inspections dying to rands early on. khz was one of the best mafians, with very few questioning his cleanliness until it was too late. The concerns raised by Jalmont on the final day were legitimate - many times he made posts with little-to-no content just to appear active, and it worked long enough to let them pull out a victory. Maxim/Hydrattler/Pernicious/ginganinja Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear Maxim Hydrattler Pernicious ginganinja, You are the Janitor. You aren’t a real janitor - that’s just what everyone calls you. You are a specialist at cleaning up dead bodies, which will prove handy for keeping Mafiatown in the dark. Once in the game, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Cleaning up after USER”. If USER dies that night, you will clean up his body, and only you will learn his role. If this fails, you may try again. You are allied with the Mafia. Another role stolen jacked inspired by EpicMafia, the intention of this role was to allow the Janitor a free safeclaim, since the cleaned person’s role was given to the Janitor in the morning results. Once again, it fit the Devious nature of the mafia. These guys were the source of tons of frustration for me, especially Hydrattler and Pernicious. Maxim was more active than them, but made tiny posts that were few and far between, and after missing actions from him for 2 straight nights, I subbed him out. Big mistake. Hydrattler didn’t do jack shit, making two meaningless posts and not sending actions. Pernicious came in, made one suspicious as hell list of reads, and then left Smogon. Yet somehow ginga was able to come in and take the suspicion off himself despite the inactivity and general scumminess. Go figure. It should be noted, however, that ginga left a stray vote on auramaster on the final day, which almost cost them the lynch. kingofkongs: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear kingofkongs, You are the Gossip. In school, you spread all sorts of nasty rumors around. You will use this trait to spread confusion and lies around Mafiatown. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Spreading some gossip”. In the body of the PM, put a message 5 lines or shorter to be included anonymously in the morning update. You are allied with the Mafia. You win if the Mafia wins. The intention of having two announcers was to have them both claim in their announcements and give the village something to discuss Day 1. Maybe they’d even lynch between them. It didn’t turn out that way. kok forgot to send his action N0, so Maxim, in his only action-sending of the game, sent in a joke announcement. kok then proved he was a horrible troll and got himself lynched on Day 1, ironically fulfilling my expectation of an announcer dying in said lynch. All in all, kok was probably the worst non-Hydrattler/Pernicious mafian. auramaster: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear auramaster, You are the Hooker. The only female member of the Mafia, you have been roaming Mafiatown for a while, offering... “services” to the villagers. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Fucking USER”. USER will be too preoccupied to complete their night action. You are allied with the Mafia. You win if the Mafia wins. Standard hooker. Seriously, what mafia DOESN’T have a hooker these days? auramaster made some great plays during the night, but his day play was sketchy. I can’t remember if he posted a list of reads all game, and it was rather suspect if he did. Mostly he made small, insubstantial posts, often consisting of a vote tally and a comment that someone else had already said, just worded differently. Honestly, I’m surprised he wasn’t lynched earlier, as he played pretty much identically to Acklow (another mafia hooker) in Desktop Dungeons (another simple NOC). Granted, he did try to bus Pernicious to look cleaner, and he played well at night, as he pretty much took over the night actions when Ditto died. He correctly deduced that EP was bodyguard and that either Empoof, pokemaniac, or Mithril was vig, and he planned out endgame pretty well. Overall, no one on the Mafia played spectacularly, but many played decently and they worked well as a team. The surviving three didn’t come under much heat until the final day (save for ginga’s predecessors), and they chose their kill targets well. The village made some dumb plays, but the Mafia did earn their victory. Now let’s move on to our hapless village. The Village The Vanillagers: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear USER, You are a villager. Just an average member of Mafiatown, you’re not really anyone extraordinary. However, you will try to help the village as best you can. You don’t have a night role. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. Do you need a role breakdown? It’s a vanillager. nEsp/Quagsires: nEsp didn’t post much, but the posts he did make were branded as IIOA by the village, which quite a few of them were. He DID have some opinions, which he put in a spreadsheet (which I deleted from my list when he abandoned it iirc), but for some reason he never posted these. Quagsires came in and fulfilled all of my expectations for a player of his caliber. He was active, posted plenty of opinions, and was one of the few villagers who didn’t seem to have brain damage. Unfortunately, he was killed off by Orcinus Duo’s “gambit”, which I will be discussing (read: ranting about) a little later. Flamestrike: Flame was rather quiet during the early game, but each post he made was well-thought-out and contained plenty of opinion. I knew this guy would be a force if he started posting, so I prodded him to be a bit more active, and he essentially began to lead the village. Of course, this eventually led to his demise. TalkingLion: TL’s inexperience definitely showed in this game, as he made plenty of questionable moves. Most prevalent among these was the attempt to switch lynch targets from kok to Nightmare Jigglypuff after many had already started bandwagoning kok. I understand you may not have had a scum read on him, but at that point, its better to just not vote at all. It didn’t help that he crumbled under pressure the next day, leading to him being shot by Empoof. Orcinus Duo: The infamous “Orcinus Dumbass”, as some have called him. Up until his failed gambit, Duo actually played a rather solid game, getting a (admittedly lucky) bandwagon on a mafian on Day 1 and putting billymills-like pressure on some people. Unfortunately, he got on the bad side of Aura Guardian, who prefers to be on the sending end of pressure rather than the receiving end. This made AG make some questionable plays and get marked as scummy. Orcinus’s ploy still confuses me, but I think the intention was to analyze voting patterns or something? I don’t even know. It probably sounded OK on paper, but it was executed horribly. For starters, he apparently forgot about the possibility that if he mislynched a villager, he would be next. This essentially wasted 2 days for the village. Secondly, of all the suspicious and inactive villagers available, he picked... Quagsires, one of the most vocal and intelligent players, and a player who in my mind was as clear as day. This misplay shouldn’t be all that anyone remembers about OD, but it kinda DID cost the village the game. To sum up OD’s analysis, I leave you with a quote from UncleSam: OK, I needed to get that out of my system. Back to 1 paragraph analyses! zorbees: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear zorbees, You are the Detective. As a kid, your favorite show was CSI. You graduated from college with a masters in forensic science. If there’s one thing you know how to do, it’s dig up dirt on the denizens of Mafiatown. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Investigating USER”. After some investigations, you will discover USER’s full role PM. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. Standard inspector here. Only interesting thing is that he had a backup. zorbees requested to not be vanilla, so I gave him the village’s most important role. The naturally soft-spoken zorbz made characteristically short posts with billy-style rand votes. Some posts contained even less than this, which I attribute to an attempt to act semi-scummy so that the mafia wouldn’t nightkill him. Unfortunately, Ditto decided to go namekilling, so zorbees was the first casualty. theangryscientist/Paperblade: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear theangryscientist Paperblade, You are the Sheriff. One of the higher-ups of the Mafiatown police force, your investigative skills are second to the detective. Unfortunately, the detective’s a bit of a prick, so he takes all the investigations for himself and doesn’t let you do anything. You don’t have a night role yet, but you’d be the top investigator in Mafiatown were the detective ever to die. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. I didn’t want the village to be completely fucked if the best roles got randed early, so I gave the inspector and bg a slightly nerfed backup. In the Sherrif’s case, he was a lowly alliance checker. tas’s first (real) post in the thread was a request to sub out, so skipping right over him and getting to Paperblade. Another naturally quiet guy, Paperblade played similarly to zorbees, but his posts had a bit more content. He was a bit too obvious in revealing his Mithril inspect, which led to his death. Engineer Pikachu: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear Engineer Pikachu, You are the Doctor. A master of saving lives, you are the #1 man to come to in Mafiatown for anything from HIV to hand cramps. In particular, you specialize in gunshot wounds. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Operating on USER”. If an attempt is made on USER’s life that night, it will fail. Keep in mind, however, that there are some kinds of wounds that even you have never seen before. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins.[/quote] Standard BG. The part about “kinds of wounds he’d never seen before” meant that he couldn’t block the wolf’s kill. Engineer played a rather sloppy game overall. His early days were rather inactive and filled with IIOA. His activity did start picking up, but his opinions were questionable at best. His night actions were odd as well. He was late with his action once, he never protected the same person twice in a row, and he never protected pr claims. He did manage to protect Flamestrike the night Flame died, but he was hooked by both hookers, thanks to him letting slip that he had a power role. Overall, I expected more out of a veteran. pokemaniac 212: [hide[Dear pokemaniac 212, You are the Nurse. Fresh out of med school, you were just hired at the Mafiatown hospital to assist the town’s top doctor. He doesn’t let you do much, but you probably aren’t ready for it anyways. You don’t have a night role yet, but you would likely be the one to take over the practice should your boss become indisposed. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. Backup bodyguard. The nerf would have been that he could only protect every other night. This role never came in to play, however, since EP never died, leaving pokemaniac as essentially a vanillager all game. pokemaniac’s opinions were... interesting. He used odd logic to come to his conclusions, which were often wrong. He also had an annoying tendency to repeat what others had already said, which Paperblade pointed out in one of his last posts: I’d chalk these things up to inexperience, however. Nightmare Jigglypuff: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear Nightmare jigglypuff, You are the Innkeeper. A rather shady fellow, you run the only inn in Mafiatown, the Fuck Tiger Inn. Since the only thing creepier than the inn is its proprietor, you aren’t trusted very much around town. You don’t have a night role. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. The fact that this role is a miller wasn’t expressly stated in the PM, but it WAS strongly hinted at. Pretty standard otherwise. Niggly, as some call him, played rather poorly. He was quite inactive, his posts contained very little substance, and he flat-out refused to post reads. Honestly, I probably would have lynched him as well. Empoof: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear Empoof, You are the Bounty Hunter. A former member of the Mafiatown police force, you quit after being sued for police brutality. Now you go after criminals on your terms. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Taking out USER”. USER will be killed. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. Very standard vigilante. I wasn’t lying when I told OD that Empoof reserving had nothing to do with what role he got, unless he requested a role. All non-requests were randomized, meaning that Empoof getting vigilante was sheer coincidence. I still probably shouldn’t have spoken up about the matter, however. Empoof’s play was very solid. As vigilante, he always shot at the most suspicious target (Talking Lion, then Metal Bagon, then Pernicious the night he died). His no lynch play at the beginning was a bit suspicious, but people rightly put it down to inexperience. Some of his posts were a bit shallow, but he always spoke his mind. Mithril: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear Mithril, You are the Town Crier. You’re the number one news source in Mafiatown. Everything that happens in the city is announced by you on a daily basis. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Announcing the daily news”. In the body of the PM, put a message 5 lines or shorter to be included anonymously in the morning update. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. Everything I have to say about the announcer role was said in kok’s analysis. Mithril seemed to have IRL issues during the game, as even after I activity prodded him he posted very little. The fact that he only posted when called out is probably just an unfortunate coincidence. Somehow, this managed to make people think him scummy the entire game even after Paperblade, who said “Dunno, [Mithril] just seems like village to me”, turned up village. Oh well. He did use the announce pretty well, using it to anonymously provide input rather than trolling. Aura Guardian/Jalmont: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear Aura Guardian Jalmont, You are the Town Drunk. Mafiatown has bars. You like bars. You also like drinking with friends. A lot. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Drinking with USER”. USER will be too preoccupied with drinking to complete his night action. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. A standard hooker. Contrary to what AG believed, the mafia hooker did NOT have higher priority: the prios were exactly to same. If either hooker had targeted the other, the other would be hooked. Aura Guardian played like typical AG, never afraid to speak his mind. There were times when his vocal nature hurt him, like his shouting match with OD killing all other discussion in the thread, and his accidental hooker claim. He did manage to hook one mafian, but Maxim was idling that night and khz performed all the mafia kills. Jalmont subbed in and immediately asserted his newness. His hooks were no more successful than AG’s; one targeted Engineer the night he tried to save Flame, although the mafia were also hooking EP. Jalmont nearly saved the village on the final day with his vote on aura, but he caved and switched to himself after being pressured by Kaxtar, which ended the game. New World Order/Kaxtar: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear New World Order Kaxtar, You are the Mayor of Mafiatown. As the mayor, you are mortified that evil has penetrated your fair village. Although you are usually a bumbling buffoon, you will try your best to help. You don’t have a night action. However, because you are such an influential person, your vote counts double in the daily lynch. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. Standard mayor is standard. Bonus points for integrating the game’s flavor into his role name. NWO wound up claiming D1, a very unintelligent move in my opinion. I’m surprised that the mafia didn’t kill him right there and then. Of course, they wound up getting lucky. NWO was one of the most inactive players not named Maximdrattlernicious, eventually getting subbed out for Kaxtar. I had high hopes for Kax when he started being much more active than his predecessor, but he wound up tunnel visioning on Jalmont on the final day, leading to village defeat. polelover44/Spiffy: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear polelover44 Spiffy, You are the Police Chief. It’s your job to keep the criminals (and occasionally the not-so-criminals) of Mafiatown locked up. However, you’re secretly a bit of a wuss. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Locking USER Up”. USER will be in jail for the night and therefore immune to all night actions. However, you have a tendency to freak out at the sight of a gun, so the iron bars of jail will not deter killers. You are allied with the Village. You win if the Village wins. Safeguard was the role that could have either saved or fucked the village. On the one hand, safeguard could stop mafia hooks (though the role could still be hooked). On the other hand, it could also block the BG. The power of the role depended on the user. polelover subbed out immediately, so no comments on him. Spiffy subbed in (without the lynch spiffy jokes for once) and became one of the best villagers, promoting discussion and providing experienced opinions. It quickly became quite clear that he was clean - which is why he raged so much when Engineer Pikachu declined to protect him and he became ded. Overall, the village was killed by inexperience and namekills. Spiffy, zorbees, and to a lesser extend Paperblade all fell victim to this, leaving most of the remaining villagers as people playing their first mafia game. The ones that lasted to the end were all pleasantly active, but their inexperience showed in their opinions and analyses. The level of play by the village as a whole was a bit disappointing. One player left - Metal Bagon, our wolf. Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Dear Metal Bagon, You are the Lunatic. After moving from a large metropolis many years ago, you never quite adjusted to village life. As a result, you are now quite insane, and the voices in your head are telling you to do one thing: KILL. EVERYTHING. At night, you may send Walrein a PM titled “Night X - Stabbing USER”. USER will die. No exceptions. In addition, you may send a second PM titled “Night X - Asking the voices about USER”. The voices in your head, which are never wrong, will reveal USER’s full role PM. You are quite fast, so the first attempt made on your life will fail. The second will not. You are allied with yourself. You win if you are the last man standing. Wolf with inspect and immune to the first kill attempt on him. This included lynching, hence the failed lynch on him. Quite similar to the underpowered wolf from Luigi’s Mansion, but wolves generally don’t need as many abilities in NOC. MB made mistakes from the start when he bandwagoned on AG’s random vote with no reasoning whatsover, a big no-no in early game situations. He compounded the situation by generally acting shifty and ignoring questions posed to him, and his ridiculous claim was the straw that broke the camel’s back. He did all he could to take down a villager, hopefully the vig, the night he died, but he wound up hitting Ditto ._. Final Thoughts I definitely put a lot more thought into this game than Luigi’s Mansion, and it showed. This game was rather close, and even on the final day it was still anyone’s game. Overall, the mafia definitely played a better game and earned their victory. Awards Best Villager - Flamestrike This one was tough, since there wasn’t really a standout star on the village, but Flamestrike provided good insight and became a huge asset when he finally started talking. Best Non-Vanilla Villager - Spiffy Short lifespan, but definitely contributed a ton while he was alive. Best Mafians - khz/Ditto I really couldn’t pick between the two of them - Ditto had everyone in the village fooled, but died too early, while khz had longevity but didn’t quite dispel all the doubts about him. Best Play - auramaster posting Metal Bagon’s fake from PMD. Ignoring the questionable legality of this move, the play pretty much condemned Metal Bagon, eliminating the pesky wolf. Worst Play - OD’s gambit. I think I’ve already said everything that’s to be said about this play. Honorable mention goes to pretty much the entire final day for the village. Funniest Moment - kok’s failed troll and subsequent rage. Umad bro? Biggest Facepalm Moment - The 2 listed under “worst play”, along with E.P. getting double hooked when he finally got a protect right. I think this one is pretty much self explanatory. Most Active Villager - Orcinus Duo If nothing else he was this. Most Active Mafians - Ditto/auramaster Again, hard to choose. Ditto was active in both the thread and on IRC, but died early. aura was pretty quiet in the thread, but led via IRC and was p. much always on, even during Ditto’s life. Best Poster - Empoof <3 pandas Best Non-Player Poster - UncleSam Your post speaks the truth. I'm going to do something a bit differently with this postgame. You may have noticed the poll that came with this postgame. I am going to let you, as players and observers, vote on the overall MVP for this game, with the candidates being the MVP winners for best villagers and mafians. Without further ado, let the voting and commenting begin!