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Viva la Mafia - Game Over. Corleone Family wins!

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by Jackal, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Jackal

    Jackal I'm not retarded I'm Canadian it's different
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    Welcome all to Viva la Mafia!

    If you have been keen on reading some posts in the Mafia Policy Review or have been active on IRC you will know how I have been preaching that this game is vastly different from any mafia game ever played at smogon before. In this post you will learn that I am not just blowing wind. I highly advise any person playing in this game to read this post carefully and more than once so you fully understand exactly how this game will be played. All new game mechanics will be explained in this post, and all flavour necessary to the game itself and the RULES will be on the forum.

    So first thing's first: Viva la Mafia has no village. There is no "uninformed majority" as we are accustomed to. In their place, we have a usergroup called Freelancer. The difference here is that every freelancer is alligned only with themself. Their win condition will be to be the last user alive. This group will include more than half of the game.

    Now, we did not eliminate factions completely. There are FOUR factions within the game comprised of 3 members, each completely against each other. Each faction will be designated a faction leader/captain. The captain has the ability to recruit users from the Freelancer usergroup to join their respective team. This will change the freelancers alliance and win condition to win with the faction who recruited them. Only Freelancers can be recruited. Also the power to recruit has successors, so do not think simply killing the Captain will disable a team from recruiting.

    The idea of game progression is for the 4 factions to assemble their own team via freelancers until every freelancer left alive has a team, at which point it will be a simple free for all between the four factions to determine a winner. Strategy will be key as recruiting has plenty of factors to consider, but I will leave it to the captains to figure out how to best assemble their team.

    Recruits will fail if the user being recruited is not a freelancer or if a freelancer is being targetted by more than 1 recruit. A freelancer will not have a chance to accept/deny the recruit, if the recruit is successful it is automatic. Recruits are the highest priority actions in the game.

    The game will also have those who are not alligned with any faction and are not freelancers. These people will be considered neutral and have custom goals/win conditions.

    The last major functional change is how items are handled, specifically what happens to items when a user holding one dies. Unlike in other games where the item will just perish or be awarded to a scavenger, we have established what we call the Junkyard. Any item that "dies" will be sent to the junkyard and given a priority (oldest in there to newest in there). Users will not know if a person that died was holding an item, but every day we will update you on whether the Junkyard is EMPTY or NOT EMPTY. At night, any NON-FREELANCE user can forego their night action to visit the junkyard (they have been instructed how). For balance purposes, a faction can only successfully take an item from the junk yard 2 times, but they can visit the junkyard as many times as necessary. Visiting the junkyard allows you to see what is there. Feel free to ask about this if you are still confused, but freelancers need not worry about this until they are recruited!

    Most everything else in the game will be fairly familiar, and we havent gone *too* crazy with new shit as the main purpose of this game is to test the viability of the above stated system. I encourage everyone to have fun and take advantange of the fact that it IS a new system; try to be creative and find new ways to plan/decieve. We as hosts understand that this game is likely not going to be perfect; there will be things we may have overlooked or some thing may go completely wrong. This is to be expected. We have tried our best to create as balanced and fair game as possible but this formula is just so incredibly dynamic that it is impossible to ensure a perfect game. So again I ask you guys to test the system, don't be scared of it. This is a trial run for everyone, hosts included, and it won't work unless people actually roll with it instead of just sit around and wait for someone to fuck up. People will fuck up, I guess the winner will just be who fucks up the least!

    With that said, I still will ask everyone to read the RULES of the game on the forum, as some things are slightly different, and more information on some things can be found there. Also, I ask you to have fun with the game, but please do not BREAK the game. Use your discretion/talk to us if you dont know if what you want to do is legal.

    I think that covers everything, so again I don't want anyone to be intimidated, just have fun :)

    Here is a list of players who signed up:

    mekkah
    shiv
    toothache
    jumpluff
    captain kirby
    thunda
    evan
    rev
    gmax
    shade
    lesm46
    avatar st
    doomsday
    earthworm
    raikage
    matamato
    fishin
    moi
    hip
    jedil
    gts
    ipl
    jimbo
    cookie
    moot
    pookar
    stoo
    lightwolf
    brain
    strangerdanger
    porgyon3
    billymills
    stallion
    outlaw
    hobo joe
    supermarth64
    kannon
    kotw
    b_l
    bass
    pidgeot79
    andenken
    amelia
    seo
    magicmaster#
    asim
    kinneas
    378
    thorns
    cyzir vish \o/
    accént
    anihilator zero
    flounder
    aznfgt#
    sikh
    umbreon dan
    mister escalanté
    kharozz
    twash
    ap#
    darkie
    da letter el
    eo ut mortus
    lonelyness

    any of these players are eligible to play!

    Now for the moment we have all been waiting for...the forums!

    Viva la Mafia

    ALSO EVERYONE COME JOIN US AT #havana FOR 24/7 GAME TALK!

    Your role PM will be in your inbox, and PMs are being sent out to tell you your alias/pw as I post this.

    Good luck and have fun everyone, and don't be scared to ask dak or myself any questions, we actually hope you do as we dont want anyone confused!
  2. Fishin

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    Sounds amazing, can't wait for the PM.
  3. Da Letter El

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    Yeah, I so want in on this. Really hoping I get in.
  4. Mekkah

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  5. supermarth64

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    Obligatory post in main thread.
  6. Accent

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    Sounds very irresistible
  7. jumpluff

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    i got an alias FIRST

    i just wanted to tell you guys that
    this looks fun
    goodnight
  8. Brain

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    I've been asked to provide a list of link to past and current games, so here goes:

    http://breuleux.net/mafia/

    Also, viva la mafia has been moved to /viva/, but /doubletreble/ still works.
  9. Stallion

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    Oh wow, this game looks incredible ^_^. Can't wait for it to get underway :)
  10. Shiv

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    this game is interesting!

    just to clear the air, i'm playing.
  11. dak

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    my masterpiece.. finally finished

    this was definitely worth the wait, gentlemen

    EDIT: all pms have been sent out
  12. Jackal

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    dak is a fruitcake, and I have sent out all pms!

    if you didnt get one... sorry :(
  13. Mr.378

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    Nice, Good luck to everyone, I guess.
  14. CaptKirby

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    Hello, I am a member of the sexiest faction. Message me if you want to join the best faction.
  15. Raikage

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    Guys talk to me please...
  16. blue_light

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    All people looking to join a faction may pm me, I have some free stuff and bribes to give out.
  17. porygon3

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    who wants to be my teammate?
  18. Brain

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    I urge all players who have shitty roles to consider the aforementioned offers.

    Conversely, all players who have great roles are welcome to contact me instead! My door's always open.
  19. Amelia

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    O damn i did not get in... i think Dak must have been angry at me for asking about the mafia size still...

    Good luck to everyone involved in this, i can't wait to see how it turns out!
  20. Mekkah

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    Any Freelancer interested in not being wolf must contact me immediatly.
  21. Gmax

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    Freelancers, if you're looking to join a good team, get in touch with me!
  22. Shiv

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    well... i have something different to say.

    all mafia leaders/members feel free to PM me if you want me on your team :)

    i'd love to hear about your mafia before i pick it, so hit me up!
  23. LightWolf

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    np: Bon-Bon - I'm not James nor am I Bond

    Terrible song but it speaks the truth
  24. Thorns

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    if a freelancer wins as a freelancer I will laugh
  25. billymills

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    Thorns, please don't post in games that you are not playing in.

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