Welcome To The Earthbound/Mother Mafia Game.
A Note to the Mods:
PMs were sent out to Wrathy, Bretteh and D_bug on the 16th of December, I've still yet to hear a reply. I decide to create the game without formal approval. If you wish to lock the game then that's fine, but please get back to me on the approval ASAP.
This game will go well past new year, so if you have a Christmas or new year signature or avatar, you may want to consider changing it before you sign up, as you will not be able to change it later on. Thank you.
Warning: Some minor Mother 3 spoilers.
How to Play:
A mafia game is a game where two (or three +, if you include the lone roles) side are essentially at 'war'. Every night the mafia hunt down and kill someone, at the godfathers request. This might just be a random killing, or he may wish to take down who he considers to be a threat. When someone in the mafia kills, they always leave some sort of clue behind. Which brings us to the innocents; it is the job of the innocents, every day phase, to solve the clues that the mafia have left behind, avoid any red herrings the mafia attempt to create, and lynch whoever they believe to be mafia.
For an innocent win, all of the mafia and lone roles must be eliminated.
For a mafia win, the mafia must number equal to, or greater then the number of innocents and lone roles put together.
Lone Roll Win
For a lone role win, the specific role must be the last one(s) standing.
The Night Phase
During the night phase players with night roles (mafia, werewolf, doctor etc), PM me with their course of action for the night (who to kill, who to protect etc), and in the case of the mafia, they may discus which action to take with each other. The night phase will last approximately 48 hours, if I have not received your PM by then, I will take it to mean you wish to do nothing (if you do wish to do nothing, please PM me saying so, in order to speed things up).
The Day Phase
At the beginning of each day phase whoever has been killed (by the mafia, vigilante etc) will be announced, and a clue will be given leading to whoever killed them. Innocents will then try to solve the clue(s) and lynch who they believe to be the killer. Once a majority of the group have lynched (or I become impatient and do not wish to wait for a majority decision, in this case I will kill whoever has the most lynches) will be killed. The aim is for innocents to kill who they believe is mafia, and for the mafia, the aim is for them to trick innocents into believing someone else is mafia (by providing false links) and killing them instead. However, tricky little buggers that they can sometimes be, if the mafia believe one of them has been found out, they may turn on them and lynch their own to avoid suspicion.
At the beginning of the day phrase, all of the people playing the game will wake to discover one or more of the players have been killed. A clue will be given that leads to the killer. The member of the Mafia who does the killing will be chosen by the Godfather, he may also chose to do the killing himself. For other killing roles it will link to the specific person that did the killing. Clues can be related to the avatar, signature, biography or something else of the killer in question, so make sure you look everywhere. Let’s say I'm the Steel Mafiosi and one night I killed Flep; an example of the clue might be:
As morning arose everyone gathered in the village square, the body of Flep was found. Flep had clearly been strangled, a piece of string was wound tightly around his neck, and had been pulled taunt, and a red baseball cap had been placed on Flep's head.
The clue there quite obviously links to my avatar, with Ness wearing a red baseball cap and swinging a yo-yo. In the actual game the clues will be more difficult (or I should at least hope so...). There could be any number of clues each morning (up to three in one day) as the number of players killed may, and probably will, vary.
Mr. Saturns (Innocents)
Mr. Saturns are just normal innocents doing all the can to help out by trying to solve the clues, and lynching who they believe to be members of the mafia. With their oft gibberish like speech, they are prone to getting things wrong, and though have only the best of intentions, can sometimes be prone to fits of seemingly stupid clue solving.
Ness’ father is well respected by him, but is a very busy man. Twice in the whole game he will be able to phone Ness (by PMing me) and convince him to change peoples lynch to anyone he requests (that person will then be lynched, instead of whoever the people picked), and once he may phone Ness and have a 50 percent chance of swaying his night kill.
Armed with only his trusty baseball bat, yo-yo and psi-powers, our would be hero sets out to eliminate the evil Mafiosi. Once ever other night phase (starting with the second night) Ness may PM me the name of one person he wishes to kill.
Doctor Andonuts (Detective)
Using a miniature spy robot he created, Dr. Andonuts may spy on one player every other night to determine whether they are innocent or mafia. The Godfather will appear innocent as will the recruited innocent. Flint, Lucas and Claus have a 50/50 chance of appearing innocent or mafia. The detective may not
reveal the roles he has discovered in his death post.
Using his strong brawn, Teddy is able to protect one person a night from death. Teddy may PM me one players name per night (he may protect the same person every night if he wishes), and if they are attacked in the night they will have a 50/50 chance of survival. Teddy may not protect himself.
Paula uses prayer to heal the injured. In the night phase Paula may PM me the name of someone she wishes to pray for, that person will be protected for the night. However, after praying to the gods more then three times, they will grow annoyed at Paula, and ignore her (cruel gods that they are *shakes fist at sky*). It should also be noted, that if Paula mistakenly protects a member of the mafia, the gods will refuse to heal them, and they shall still die.