IMPORTANT MUST READ: I will be very, very strict with the rules i have set for this game. Talking while we are in the night phase = Warning token To much banter = Warning token Talking when you are dead = Warning token Talking outside of this thread = Modkill + ban from next game Not Voting during day = Warning token Not sending in your nightaction = Warning token 3 Warning tokens = Modkill 4 warning tokens = ban from next game Spoiler: New Players You will have to read 50 to 60 pages of posts every day, post your opinions multiple times a day and vote every day. You also have to send in your night actions every night. Not doing any of this will result in a warning token. If you are not up for reading 60 posts or being active in this game for the next 2 weeks just DONT sign up. Spoiler: Read This Before Complaining -No, Mafia is not a copy of Town of Salem. The game of Mafia originated as a party game in the 1980's, and quickly gained fame across the Internet. ToS, though it is one of the more well-known versions, is simply the latest iteration of this game. -Yes, I know these threads get really long and some people don't like them constantly popping up in the "most recent posts" section (I'm with you guys, I don't like the long threads either). I've got some ideas to fix this, and hopefully make the overall thread-reading experience better for everyone. -Any issues you might have should be directed to my PM inbox. Posting a complaint on this thread will likely result in a dislike farm and flame war, so it's easier for everyone if you just send me a PM so we can deal with any problems privately. ~ ~ ~ Welcome to Hypixel Mafia VIII: Pokemon edition! This is the continuation of the popular Hypixel Mafia games. Below, I explain what exactly this game is, the rules, and some helpful guides for first-time Mafia players. I'd recommend anyone interested in the game looks over those and, if this sounds like the game for you, feel free to signup by posting in this thread. Mafia is a party game first created in the 1980's, and quickly gained popularity all around the world, both online and in real life. Town of Salem is one of the more popular versions of this game, so if you enjoy that, I'd bet that you'd enjoy this. Spoiler: What is mafia? Mafia is a game of lies, tricks, subterfuge, and deception. It is a game where you'll lie to friends, and perhaps team up with your enemies. Anything can happen in a game of mafia. Dramatic openings aside, mafia is a game detailing the struggle for power between two major factions; the Town and the Mafia. The Town represents the uninformed majority; the bulk of players will be put in this faction, but they won't know who the other members of the Town are. It is the Town's goal to figure out who is a part of the Mafia, and eliminate those players. The Mafia represents an informed minority; though they are a much smaller group, the Mafia has access to a private chat through which they can scheme, and often has the upper hand through strategic planning. It is the Mafia's goal to outnumber the Town. There are also several 3rd party roles. 3rd parties, or neutrals, are given separate win conditions that they much achieve. Some neutrals are harmless and have benign win conditions, while others are playing with the intent of killing every other player. Will the Town figure out who is a part of the Mafia and eliminate them? Or will the Mafia trick the Town and take control of Middle Earth? That's the question that this game will answer. At the start of the game, each player will be PM'd their role and team. Every role has a unique ability that will be outlined in the role PM. From there, Mafia is divided into two repeating cycles; Day and Night. During the Day, every player will have an open discussion in this thread. It is at this point that players try and figure out who they can trust, as well as discern other people's roles. This discussion will eventually lead to a lynch at the end of the day; it is the Town's objective to figure out who is a part of the Mafia and lynch them, while the Mafia aims to mislead the Town and get them to lynch one of their own. At any point during the Day, anyone can vote for someone to be lynched (using the tags [VOTE] *Player Name* [/VOTE]). The Day will end when a player has reached the specified number of votes (often a little less than half the players still alive), and the player with the most votes is lynched. When a player is lynched, their role is revealed to everyone and they are considered "dead" and no longer in the game. During the Night, each player will perform their night actions. As previously stated, each person has a role with special abilities. It is during the night that these abilities can be used. Every player PMs me what they want to do with their ability (whether it be killing, protecting, investigating, or role blocking another player). It is also during this period that the Mafia has access to their private chat that they can use to plan and scheme, but this thread is closed for discussion. This period will end once each player sends me their night action. These cycles will repeat until a winner has been determined. I will then hand out some fun awards, and the game will come to an end. Spoiler: The Rules: READ THESE To make sure that the game goes smoothly and everyone has fun, there are some rules in place. It's important that everyone understands and reads through these, because they will be enforced. -Everyone will remain respectful of each other. Mafia can get heated at times, and you'll likely get into debates or get called a liar, but the moment that someone starts making personal attacks on a person, I will step in. Mafia is just a game, so don't say things that will start a fight. -No one is to discuss this game outside of this thread, or any PMs that I send you. Talking about the game with any IRL friends you might have playing, or on Skype, or on Hypixel, or through a PM that you make is considered cheating, and will get you modkilled very quickly. Don't cheat; it annoys everyone else and can ruin the game. -Don't use any secret codes that you might have come up with outside of this thread. This goes hand in hand with the "cheating" rule mentioned above; secret codes that weren't made in this thread (or in a PM that I created) are against the rules. -Do not purposely hurt your own faction. This includes killing someone not to help you win the game, but because you want to help a friend. If I find out you purposely hurt your team, you will be modkilled and potentially banned from future games. -You may not post at all in this thread during the night phase. You will know that it's night by the title of the thread. I will give a 15 minute warning before night starts (try not to post after this warning), but posting after night officially begins will give you first a warning, and then a modkill if it continues. -Once you are dead, you may not post at all until the game ends. If you post after you are dead, you'll receive first a warning and then a ban from the next game. I'll keep an accurate list of living and dead players, as well as sending you a PM when you die, so there's no excuses. -You may not quote, take a screenshot, or type out any PMs that I send you. It doesn't matter if it's real or fake, doing this will get you an instant modkill. -You may not edit your posts, but this also doesn't give you the liberty to post 4+ times in a row. Try and get all of your thoughts into one post to keep the post count of these threads down. Remember, quality is better than quantity. -A bit of banter is always fun, but please try and keep your posts on topic and related to the game. This isn't an opportunity for you to post farm -Role repeats are possibile. -On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 6/7 on the bastard rating. -When voting to lynch a player, use the tag [VOTE] *Player Name* [/VOTE]. Any votes not in this format will not be counted. To unvote a player, use [UNVOTE] *Player Name* [/UNVOTE]. Please do not forget to unvote before voting on another player. Not unvoting will mean your next vote will not count.Use [vote]No Lynch[/vote] if you dont want to vote on anyone -Try your best not to go inactive. I understand that IRL stuff happens; just PM me to let me know if you'll be gone for a long period of time. You don't have to read the entire thread, but I'll be keeping a "Mafia TLDR" in this post that will contain any useful information regarding the game. If you come back and find you've missed 15 pages, just read that to catch up. Failure to post during a day cycle will give you first a warning, then a modkill. -If you role claim (announcing your role in this thread) early in the game, whether it's real or fake, there will be consequences! A role claim on Day 1 will give you a 99% chance of failing your night action, a role claim on Day 2 will give you a 66% chance of failing your night action, and a role claim on Day 3 will give you a 33% chance of failing your night action. Roleclaiming (whether it's real or fake) before Day 3 will also completely prevent Jirachi from coming to your house (more on that below). This is to prevent people from using mass role claims to win the game. -All possible roles can be found here. However, all of these roles won't be used. -All forum rules apply here. Not following forum rules will get you modkilled, and I'll get staff involved. -If you ever have any questions, shoot me a PM. I’ll reply back to you as soon as I can, typically within 12 hours. Spoiler: Why do these threads need to be shorter? Quite simply, I (and other people, I'm sure) don't like the really long, 300+ page mafia threads that dominate off topic. We need to remember that this forum game isn't the center of the forums (and remember that I really, really don't want to have to read 300+ pages), so I'm taking a lot of measures to try and cut this game thread down... a lot. Please do not post banter in this thread. I dont mind the occasional image but please keep it game related. just posting a image does not help anyone and only makes the thread longer. Days will also go by quicker (hopefully) now that these phases end once someone reaches the specified number of votes. We're aiming at 100-150 pages here. I really hope we can bring these threads back to the earlier games (primarily 1 and 2) which were much, much shorter. Spoiler: Jirachi I really liked Aero's idea of the Smash ball even though i was the only one to get the item. So for my game i have decided to add Jirachi. Jirachi will come down to 1 house on night one and give the player 3 choices. Keep these 3 choices a secret until i give permission to someone to tell them. If you dont this will result in a warning token, 3 warning tokens = a mod kill. 4 = ban from next game. Spoiler: Living Players 3. Atoriax 6. 10000 Jelly Doughnuts 9. XCVigilance 14, Dragonking87 17. IAmThePvP (PVE) 19. Bayleef0909 20. SgtPride 21. Tmi489 26. Spider7550 29. KttheCreeper Spoiler: Dead Players Dom Torkoal the Arsonist Died to Espeons Stored Power Ravenmocker Virizion the Mafia Goon died to Espeons stored power Terrabyte Growlithe the Town (Paranoid) Cop, dies to Espeons Stored Power Pianoboy8 Chatot the Town Reporter, died from lover suicide Danger100ish Slowbro the Town 2-shot Sensor, Died from Gods Wrath and his head being ripped off by Zoroark Chrisx3 Registeel the Town Jailor, died from not killing the guilty person he had jailed Aexor, Electrode the Town Suicide bomber. died by suicide taking Dudebo99 with him Thaumstick, Fearow the Town Sherlock Holmes was burnt to a crisp by Entei Dwlee99, Keldeo the mafia Godfather got Lynched on Day 2 Pengu11, Mew the Survivor - Modkilled due to inactivity Dudebo99, Arceus the Zombie God was killed by Electrodes Selfdestruct Lagg, Snorlax The Town Vengeful Bodyguard - Killed by Kingras bubblebeam Squadxzo, Alakazam The Town Busdriver - Killed by Espeons Stored Power RainbowandV, Lickitung The Town FlavorCop - Killed By Espeons Stored Power. PhantomCobalt, Entei the Mafia FPTSLBOOIA - Killed by being cooked in a Oven DinoDinoDude, Zoroark the Werewolf - Killed by Lynch Day 3 Machine_5000, Espeon the 3-shot PGO - Killed by Vengeful kill Spoiler: Backup Players If I receive more than 35 signups, you'll be placed here to replace anyone who needs to drop out (and there's always people who need to drop out, so you'll likely get to play at some point). 1. Spoiler: Previous Games Mafia 1 Mafia 2 Mafia 3 Mafia 4 Mafia 5 Mafia 6 Spoiler: Guides for New Players Here are a few guides that can help out any new players (or returning players hoping to get better at the game). I'll update this section as I find more guides. My Favorite Guide A Fun Demonstration of a Basic Mafia Game A List of All Possible Roles As always, feel free to PM me with any questions or complaints, but try and reserve this thread for signups and the game itself. Good luck, everyone!