Leading this village
Hosted by UncleSam and Da Letter El
These are the signups for a closed-theme Lord of the Rings Big Mafia game hosted by yours truly and user: Da Letter El.
If you do not know what mafia is, I highly encourage you to peruse this article, and then sign up for this game!
This will be a traditional Village vs. Mafia game that is very beginner friendly (so please do sign up if mafia seems interesting to you, even if you have never played before!), but is experimental in one sense: it will be a hybrid NOC/OC game. Essentially, the days are going to be NOC (meaning No Outside Communication) for their duration, while the nights will be standard Outside Communication (meaning communication outside the thread, such as via Smogon PM or via Internet Relay Chat, or IRC, is allowed). I will save a complete justification for this decision for Post Game, but the hope is that this will loosen the typical Village Leader stranglehold and make the game more interesting for everyone involved.
This game will be run entirely on these forums and will not use aliases. Yes, there will be name-targeting. Yes, this is part of a clever scheme to undermine village leadership. I nonetheless encourage more experienced players to sign up, though the hope is that this game will encourage new users to try mafia for the first time. Experienced users can consider signing up for it community service ^_^
Please do join the IRC channel for this game, #MiddleEarth, because I would like to confirm IRC use and activity for signups. If you do not have IRC I strongly suggest perusing this page and getting it. If you do not demonstrate IRC usage during sign-ups your chances of getting into the game will go down (feel free to shoot me a message if you have limited IRC access only for a specific period of time).
Finally, if by some miracle this gets more than 50 sign ups, I will host the full version of this game and this will become MIDDLE EARTH MAFIA (this will not happen). Alternatively, I will host the reduced version of this game, Lord of the Rings Mafia, with 39 players (this will happen).
I anticipate leaving signups open for about five or six days and starting this game next weekend, perhaps a week from today if July 4th weekend is too busy.
To sign up just post 'In' in this thread.