Spoiler: You’re copying Town of Salem! Believe it or not, Town of Salem is based on Mafia. Mafia was originally created as a card game in the mid-1980's, and quickly grew in popularity across the Internet. This is just the latest iteration of the popular forum game. Spoiler: There are too many of these threads and they annoy me! Sorry, at least it’s not another MW rage thread. Welcome to Greater Idea Mafia! This is the eighteenth installment of the insanely popular forum game known as Hypixel Mafia. Before the game begins, I'll need to explain the rules and provide some information on how exactly mafia works. I'll also go in depth on this game's special mechanics. All players who want to participate should read through this entire thread in order to make sure that they have a firm understanding of the game. Spoiler: What is mafia? (Short Answer) At its core, Mafia revolves around an uninformed majority (Town) attempting to find an informed minority (Mafia). To do this, the Town can interrogate, question, and talk with other players during the daytime, looking for suspicious or peculiar behavior. At the end of the day, the Town can vote for a player to lynch, which will remove them from the game and cause their alignment to be revealed. After this, the night begins. Nobody can post in the thread, and the Mafia are able to kill another player in secret. Players with special powers can investigate, protect, or roleblock players during this time as well. After the dead players are revealed, the next day begins and play continues from there. The game goes on until either the Town or Mafia achieve their win condition. Spoiler: What is mafia? (Detailed) Mafia is a game of lies, tricks, subterfuge, and deception. You get to lie to people, and try and solve the puzzle that is a Mafia game using logic, psychology, and deductive reasoning. 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 at the start of the game. 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 can easily gain the upper hand through strategic planning. It is the Mafia's goal to outnumber the Town. Will the Town figure out who is a part of the Mafia and eliminate them? Or will the Mafia trick the Town and topple the galaxy into chaos? That's the question that this game will answer. Each player will have a role and alignment, which will be outlined in their role PM. A role indicates what powers a player has, while their alignment indicates whose side they're on. 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 by using the tags [VOTE] *Player Name* [/VOTE]. The Day will end after a period of 48 hours, at which point the player with the most votes is lynched. It is also possible to end day eariler if a specific player receives half of the votes of the surviving players plus one (this will be outlined in day-starting mod posts throughout the game). 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, role blocking, etc. 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 cyles will repeat until a winner has been determined (typically until only one faction of players remains alive). I will then hand out some awards to recognize the best players and moments of the game, and then this mafia round will come to an end! Mafia is a great way to make a lot of new friends on the forums all while having a great time playing (in my opinion) a really fun forum game. Spoiler: What are the special mechanics of this game? The twist with Greater Idea Mafia is that everyone receives two possibles roles. They are then allowed to choose which one they would rather be. However, the discarded roles are all revealed in the main thread, which can lead to interesting situations. Say for example, I got Mafia Godfather and Town 3-Shot Vig. If I discard the Vig and choose Godfather, then everyone will know that I picked some role over Vig. Therefore, I will need to have a fakeclaim that is "better" than a Vig, or else my fakeclaim will seem suspicious. In a way, this means that the Random Voting Phase is completely skipped, as the initial votes are all based off of what roles were discarded. See the following post for more information on the setup. Spoiler: What are the rules? To make sure that the game goes smoothly and everyone has fun, there are some rules I have put in place. It's important that everyone understands and reads through these, because they will be enforced. Breaking any of these rules will get you first a warning, then a negative in-game modifier, and then a modkill from the game. It's three strikes and you're out. -Everyone must remain respectful of each other. Mafia can get heated at times, and you'll likely get into debates and/or get called a liar. However, personal attacks on another player aren't allowed. This has been an issue recently; please try to keep your salt and/or aggressive comments to yourself. If people start throwing insults, I will step in and, if necessary, ban players from future games. -Please remember to keep all posts PG-rated. Remember that we are on the HP forums, so there’s a wide variety of age groups that may read through these posts. -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, or any other form of communication that I don't know about is considered cheating, and will get you modkilled very quickly. Don't cheat; it annoys everyone else and can potentially ruin the game. -If you are using an alt account, you must tell me your normal account in your role PM. I won't tell anyone else who owns the alt, but it's important that I know the owners of all alts to prevent any cheating from occurring. -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 or have a personal grudge against a specific person. If I find out you purposely hurt your team, you will be modkilled and potentially banned from future games. -Keep posting to a minimum during the night phase. While banter (in small amounts) during the night is okay, game-related information is not. 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 is grounds for the three-strikes rule to come into play. Please note that you can post in the banter section all you want during the night. -Once you are dead, you may only post once until the game ends. Like the above rule, I am enforcing this. 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. Also like the above rule, you can talk in the banter thread all you want; however, sharing game-related information will result in an immediate ban from the next game. -You may not quote or take a screenshot of any PMs that I send you. It doesn't matter if it's real or fake, doing this will get you an instant modkill. -In general, don’t abuse any loopholes not directly covered in the rules. If your actions are going to cause problems with other players or potentially ruin the game, you probably shouldn’t be doing them. -You may not edit your posts, if at all possible, 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. -When voting to lynch a player, use the tag [VOTE] *Player Name* [/VOTE]. Any votes not in this format will not be counted. You do not have to unvote a player if you wish to vote for someone else; simply vote for a new person using the above format. -Some roles will be given specific commands to input into the day chat. Feel free to use fake tags; just make sure to tag me whenever a day command is used so I can deal with said command. -Try your best not to go inactive, as it ruins the game. I understand that IRL stuff happens; just PM me or let me know in this thread if you'll be gone for a long period of time. This game does require reading, so do not sign up if you're not prepared to read quite a few pages on a daily basis. I've found that mafia requires about 45 minutes of your time on a daily basis. Failure to post at all during a day cycle will give you first a warning, then a modkill or replacement. -There are no rules against roleclaims, but I reserve the right to add said roleclaim rules into the game if people try and break the game through massclaiming. -To the people that like to use the MS abbreviations; try and avoid overusing them. Using abbreviations (HoS, AoS, etc.) only confuses the players that don't know the meaning of said abbreviations, and causes miscommunication and annoyance. Please avoid using abbreviations; just say that you're suspicious of someone. -Try your best to use proper English. I understand that English isn't everyone's first language but, considering the fact that this is a game based around communication, it's important that you can be understood. -I am not accepting role requests. -All forum rules apply here. Not following forum rules will get you modkilled, and I'll get staff involved if necessary. Spoiler: How do I sign up? To signup, please post "/in" in the thread. When I see your post, I will add you to the player list and give your post a hype train, indicating that you are in the game. Alternatively, if you wish to sign up as a replacement, please type "/in replacement." Any players that wish to join after the player list has been filled up will be added to the replacement queue. Spoiler: Important Events Pregame Choices distributed Day 1 Day 1 begins/Discards revealed Votecount 1.01 Votecount 1.02 Votecount 1.03 Votecount 1.04 Votecount 1.05 Votecount 1.06 Votecount 1.07 Votecount 1.08 Votecount 1.09 Votecount 1.10 Votecount 1.11 Votecount 1.12 Votecount 1.13 Votecount 1.14 Votecount 1.15 Dudebo99 replaces Yukinoshita DatGamer reveals himself as an Innocent Child Votecount 1.16 Votecount 1.17 Votecount 1.18 Votecount 1.19 Votecount 1.20 Votecount 1.21 Votecount 1.22 ISkippey17 is lynched Day 2 Day 2 begins Votecount 2.01 Votecount 2.02 Votecount 2.03 Votecount 2.04 xProScrublord replaces HarrisonAF Votecount 2.05 Votecount 2.06 Votecount 2.07 Votecount 2.08 Votecount 2.09 Votecount 2.10 Votecount 2.11 Votecount 2.12 Votecount 2.13 Votecount 2.14 Votecount 2.15 Votecount 2.16 Votecount 2.17 Votecount 2.18 Votecount 2.19 Nobody is lynched Day 3 Day 3 begins Dom replaces Dudebo99 Votecount 3.01 Votecount 3.02 Votecount 3.03 Votecount 3.04 Votecount 3.05 Votecount 3.06 Votecount 3.07 The_Machine_5000 is daykilled Votecount 3.08 Votecount 3.09 Votecount 3.10 Votecount 3.11 Votecount 3.12 The lynch on Jelly fails Day 4 Day 4 begins Votecount 4.01 Votecount 4.02 Votecount 4.03 Votecount 4.04 Mutemice is lynched Day 5 Day 5 begins Votecount 5.01 Votecount 5.02 Votecount 5.03 Dom is lynched Day 6 Day 6 begins Votecount 6.01 Votecount 6.02 Votecount 6.03 Votecount 6.04 Votecount 6.05 Votecount 6.06 Votecount 6.07 Grones is lynched Day 7 Day 7 begins Votecount 7.01 Votecount 7.02 Votecount 7.03 Votecount 7.04 Votecount 7.05 Votecount 7.06 Votecount 7.07 Votecount 7.08 Votecount 7.09 Votecount 7.10 Sorcerer_Zero is lynched Day 8 Day 8 begins Votecount 8.01 Peachy is lynched Day 9 Day 9 begins Votecount 9.01 Votecount 9.02 Votecount 9.03 Votecount 9.04 Votecount 9.05 xProScrublord is lynched Day 10 Day 10 begins Votecount 10.01 Votecount 10.02 Skullmaster4 is lynched Day 11 Day 11 begins Votecount 11.01 Votecount 11.02 Votecount 11.03 Nz_Slimeables is lynched Spoiler: Links to Previous Games Mafia 1 Mafia 2 Mafia 3 Mafia 4 Mafia 5 Mafia 6 Mafia 7 Mafia 8 Mafia 9 Mafia 10 Mafia 11 Mafia 12 Mafia 13 Mafia 14 Mafia 15 Mafia 16 Mafia 17 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 Basic Roles How to Play as Mafia Greater Idea Mafia - What this game was based on. I used the original idea and modified the rolelist in order to make a more controlled game. Banter Thread: https://hypixel.net/threads/forum-game-hypixel-mafia-xviii-banter-thread.726959/ There is currently a maximum of 35 players, but I may add some extra slots depending on how many replacements sign up. As of now, the game is full, so if you wish to join you will have to sign up as a replacement. Spoiler: Living Players 1. MostLukelyToSucceed, the Town 1-Shot Day Vigilante, survived and won. 2. Sharc0vitz, the Town 1-Shot Vigilante, survived and won. 3. DatGamer, the Town Neighborhood Innocent Child, survived and won. Spoiler: Dead Players 1. ISkippey17, the Werewolf Ninja, was lynched Day 1. 2. Mitochondria, the Town 2-Shot CPR Doctor, was killed by the Super-Kill Night 1. 3. Dinodinodude, the Town Conspiracy Theorist, was killed Night 2. 4. Shamen, the Town 1-Shot Governor, was killed Night 2. 5. The_Machine_5000, the Mafia Neighborhood Godfather, was shot Day 3. 6. Totoro_, the Town Sheriff, was killed Night 3. 7. 10000 Jelly Doughnuts, the Mafia 2-Shot Neighborizer, was killed Night 3. 8. Ryast, the Town Cop, was killed Night 3. 9. Mutemice, the Werewolf Supersaint, was lynched Day 4. 10. Taboo, the Mafia Goon, was killed for hammering Day 4. 11. XCVIII, the Town Cop-of-all-Trades, was killed by the Super-Kill Night 4. 12. weeaboo, the Town Follower, was killed Night 4. 13. Serendipity, the Mafia Doctor, was killed Night 4. 14. Dom, the Town Nurse, was lynched Day 5. 15. DragonKing87, the Town Mason Doctor, was killed by the Super-Kill Night 5. 16. SupremeCourt, the Town Neighbor, was killed Night 5. 17. Grones, the Town Mason, was lynched Day 6. 18. Terrabyte, the Town Mason Jailkeeper, was killed Night 6. 19. bayleef0909, the Town Bodyguard, was killed Night 6. 20. Sorcerer_Zero, the Town 1-Shot Bulletproof, was lynched Day 7. 21. Piano, the Alien Mass Redirector, was killed Night 7. 22. Tmi489, the Town Watcher, was killed Night 7. 23. Peachy, the Alien Role Cop, was lynched Day 8. 24. XCVigilance, the Town Doublevoter, was killed Night 8. 25. dwlee99, the Town 2-Shot Cop, was killed Night 8. 26. xProScrublord, the Town Neighbor, was lynched Day 9. 27. TheEmpireStrafesBack, the Town 1-Shot Weak Masonizer, was killed Night 9. 28. cahillguy, the Town 3-Shot Vigilante, was killed Night 9. 29. Skullmaster4, the Werewolf Ninja, was lynched Day 10. 30. LunarZeta, the Town Conspiracy Theorist, was killed Night 10. 31. Nz_Slimeables, the Mafia 1-Shot Governor, was lynched Day 11. 32. KT_Mafia_Alt, the Alien Mason, was endgamed Day 11. Spoiler: Discards Ryast - Town Bodyguard Lukeandmatthew - Town Neighbor Dwlee99 - Vanilla Townie Creeperboy219 - Town Jack-of-all-Trades Skullmaster4 - Vanilla Townie Totoro_ - Town 1-Shot Bulletproof Nz_Slimeables - Town Universal Miller Taboo - Mafia Ascetic ISkippey17 - Town 3-Shot Vigilante SupremeCourt - Town Tracker 10000 Jelly Doughnuts - Town 2-Shot Neighborizer WorsePlayerWorseName - Mafia Follower LunarZeta - Alien 1-Shot Deathproof XCVigilance - Town 2-Shot Commuter Shamen - Werewolf Goon The_Machine_5000 - Town Sheriff Peachy - Town 2-Shot CPR Doctor Dinodinodude - Vanilla Townie Yukinoshita - Town Retired Godfather TheEmpireStrafesBack - Town Supersaint Grones - Vanilla Townie Terrabyte - Mafia Seer Bayleef0909 - Vanilla Townie Piano - Mafia Goon Mutemice - Town Doctor DragonKing87 - Werewolf Supersaint Serendipity - Werewolf Goon Cahillguy - Town Supersaint weeaboo - Hirsute Townie XCVIII - Mafia Follower Sharc0vitz - Town Miller HarrisonAF - Town Seer Mitochondria - Town 2-Shot Commuter DatGamer - Town 1-Shot Gladiator Sorcerer_Zero - Town Vengeful Spoiler: Replacements 1. @Cahillguy (replaced Sharc0vitz) 2. @Sharc0vitz (replaced PhantomCobalt) 3. @dudebo99 (replaced Yukinoshita) 4. @Atoriax 5. @xProScrublord (replaced HarrisonAF) 6. @SlingshotFox 7. @Dom (replaced dudebo99) 8. @LennyFace 9. @jyork101 10. @MuireannYuri 11. @Indexie Spoiler: Tutors 1. @Danger100ishIsTrash (helping @Peachy) 2. 3. 4. Spoiler: Original Playerlist 1. @Ryast 2. @Lukeandmatthew 3. @dwlee99 4. @Creeperboy219 5. @Skullmaster4 6. @Totoro_ 7. @Nz_Slimeables 8. @Taboo 9. @ISkippey17 10. @SupremeCourt 11. @10000 Jelly Doughnuts 12. @WorsePlayerWorseName 13. @LunarZeta 14. @XCVigilance 15. @Shamen 16. @The_Machine_5000 17. @Peachy 18. @Dinodinodude 19. @Yukinoshita 20. @TheEmpireStrafesBack 21. @Grones 22. @Terrabyte 23. @bayleef0909 24. @Piano 25. @Mutemice 26. @DragonKing87 27. @Serendipity 28. @Sharc0vitz 29. @weeaboo 30. @XCVIII 31. @PhantomCobalt 32. @HarrisonAF 33. @Mitochondria 34. @DatGamer 35. @Sorcerer_Zero As always, feel free to PM me with any questions or concerns. I’ll reply back to you as soon as I can, usually within 6-12 hours.