Mafia Stuff Thread

Discussion in 'Forum Games and Activities' started by MrPrez, May 31, 2012.

  1. Athlai JJD Heads

    This should be something the game designer works around. In Battlestar and Star Wars I threw in a lot of Red Herrings and left viable claims for mafia to spot. A great thing about theme mafia is you build a world around the game and I think claims are a part of it, but the more convoluted and suss everything is, the better.
     
  2. BoyBlunder BOY Blunder

    It does entirely depend on the theme as to how well claiming works - the smaller the scope of the theme the more punishing it is. I don't really have anything against it because generally the game designers now work around it. Howe explicitly let maf claim Kima Greggs in the last wire game for example.

    The only downside is when maf don't have the theme knowledge and then they might play really well only to have to roll over at the end because they can't claim. And on the other hand if town relies on claiming too much it becomes really poor play from them as inevitabley anyone with a fringe character is lynched
     
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  3. Furball G Furball

    N11's Movie Mashup was great because there was an entire universe of film characters to claim.

    What I think helps is giving maf roles that allow them to potentially pose as town. Watcher being one obvious one, it's all very well getting characters to claim but a lot of the time you're completely on a limb with regards to a claim. Unless you've got massive balls (Athlai's Shadowfax being the classic) then you're relying on a lot of luck when it comes to flat out lying. Something like Bots' claim in Movie Mashup, where the role he had allowed him to come up with a plausible claim for what he was doing at night, works perfectly, because IMO there needs to be a bit of truth in how you're misleading town.
     
  4. Furball G Furball

    What I think also works well is some sort of mid-game event, whether that's a conversion or something else, that means that you can't over rely too much on what's happened in the early game. Otherwise you tend to get to the stage where regardless of how well maf play, they get figured out.

    2 maf factions as has happened in the last couple of games, has been a really interesting mechanic as well.
     
  5. HeathDavisSpeed HT Davis

    It'd be good to get some of the old Mafia games going again, even if they are smaller to start off with. Definitely recall I had a couple of decent themes up the sleeves, but probably not much point of the immersive themes until we've got a bit more activity going.
     
  6. hedger OX Gbagbo

    Yeah, keen.
     
  7. Skippos SM Morgan

    Yeah, why not?
     
  8. Howe JHF Howe

    Ha, I've still got a big desktop folder of mafia games I never ran.
     
  9. HeathDavisSpeed HT Davis

    Ah, well, if you've got any reasonably vanilla ones then grand.

    Perhaps I'll re-run the denouncement mafia to start off with as that was really vanilla. I'll set up a registrations thread and give everyone a week to sign up or cajole others into signing up. Sound good?
     
  10. Shiv CD Ochocinco

    Been a while. Would be fun
     
  11. Arheiner SIA Yates

  12. morgieb MC Burridge

    Reading back on old Mafia games. Fuck those were some good times.

    And holy fuckballs was some of my play retarded at times :laugh:
     
  13. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I am shocked. SHOCKED.
     
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  14. HeathDavisSpeed HT Davis

    Did you give yourself a reacharound when you were being especially retarded?
     
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  15. nightprowler10 MU Amir

  16. Captain SSD Dong

    Need 2 replacements for the mafia game on CW right now
     
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