TO ENTER THE LOST CITY, GO THROUGH ME. THROUGH ME YOU GO TO MEET A SUFFERING UNCEASING AND ETERNAL. YOU WILL BE WITH PEOPLE WHO, THROUGH ME, LOST EVERYTHING. MY MAKER, MOVED BY JUSTICE, LIVES ABOVE. THROUGH HIM, THE HOLY POWER, I WAS MADE— MADE BY THE HEIGHT OF WISDOM AND FIRST LOVE, WHOSE LAWS ALL THOSE IN HERE ONCE DISOBEYED. FROM NOW ON, EVERY DAY FEELS LIKE YOUR LAST FOREVER. LET THAT BE YOUR GREATEST FEAR. YOUR FUTURE NOW IS TO REGRET THE PAST. FORGET YOUR HOPES. THEY WERE WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE. -The Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto III Welcome to Mafia XXXII, Mark's Hydra Hell! Read on so you actually understand what's going on. Please. Spoiler: Standard TOS disclaimer This is not Town of Salem. Mafia has been around since the 80s, and we're tired of repeating it. Google is your (only) friend, guys. Spoiler: What is Mafia? Mafia is a game of lies, trickery, and deception. Your goals may not all but the same, but you all must use things like logic and strategy if you wish to succeed. In its simplest form, Mafia consists of three groups: the informed minority (Mafia), the uninformed majority (Town), and the independent (Neutral). The Mafia's goal is to kill the innocents, while the Town's goal is to kill the Mafia. The Neutrals work either by themselves or with a few others to fulfill their own win condition, which is separate from that of the Mafia and Town. At the beginning of the game, I will secretly send everyone their role. The Mafia will know each other, while the members of the Town will only know their own role. The game has two phases, the first of which is Day. During Day, the Town must choose someone to Lynch; they are trying to eliminate the Mafia, but the Mafia can lead them astray by casting suspicion elsewhere. Generally, players will vote for someone they think is Mafia (the Mafia will vote so that they seem to be doing this as well, and might even vote for each other to confuse the Town); when a player gets a majority of the votes, they are lynched. I reveal their role, and it becomes Night. During the Night, no one can talk in the thread. The Mafia, however, can speak to each other privately to plot strategy and decide who to murder before the next Day begins. In this way, they can silence members of the Town who are threats to them. At the end of the Night, the murder is carried out and another Day begins. In effect, the Town gets to kill someone, and then the Mafia gets to kill someone. The game alternates between Day and Night until either the Mafia are eliminated, the Mafia have killed everyone else, or a Neutral killer is the last player alive. Spoiler: How does the setup work? Bluntly put, I'm bored to death by flavor/roleplay/roles focused games, so this game features a setup with less emphasis on roles and more on dayplay. You know, back when we analyzed posts and actual content? (It's not the most boring setup - jk9++ has a lot of variation and decent roles, but it's not role madness. https://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=JK9++ All the setup information is there. Role PM styles will be altered. Days will be 48 hours; night will be 24 hours. Probably. Spoiler: What's a Hydra? A hydra is when multiple people (2) play on the same account. This is necessary since there are only 13 slots in this setup. If you would like to be considered to be part of a Hydra, dm/pm me with people you'd be willing to play with. I cannot guarantee you will be with your preferred person, but I'll do my best. Hydra accounts can be created by the players themselves, but the players who use them must be sanctioned by myself. In other words, do not sign up using a Hydra account. Sign up using your REAL account. Also, you do NOT need to play as a Hydra. Spoiler: Rules which you will read on pain of death The rules, though a bit boring and dry, are an incredibly important part of making sure the game runs smoothly and everyone (both new and returning players) has a good time. Please thoroughly read them, as I will be enforcing them. Also keep in mind that I may adjust the rules if a situation not covered by them arises, and I have the final say in any rule-based arguments. 1) Remain respectful of each other. Yes, mafia is a heated game and you will get into arguments, but that does not give any player permission to make personal attacks. That said, please remember this is a game of Mafia. You will be called a liar. You will feel pressure. Please remember this is a pretty heated game and don't too worked up about how people treat you. Also, don't be excessively harsh in public about your hydra partner - if you disagree, yell privately, and while you can obviously post different positions, but don't vehemently fight it out in the public thread. 2) Remember that we are still on the Hypixel forums, so all of their rules apply. Hypixel rules can be found by clicking here. 3) Do not discuss the game outside of either this thread or a PM created by me. Discussing the game outside of the designated areas is considered cheating and, if I find out about it, you will be modkilled and potentially banned from future games. That said, You may communicate with your Hydra partner using any means available, including Discord, IRL communication, and smoke signals. 4) Do not use any secret codes created prior to the game. This falls in line with the above rule; codes and ciphers created during the game in a PM made by me or within the game thread are completely allowed, but any other codes are against the rules and will result in a modkill. 5) Do not gamethrow. Gamethrowing is considered any actions that go against your or your faction's win condition, whether that be attacking a player on your team due to a personal grudge or attempting to kill other players on your team for no discernable reason. Yes, I completely understand that bussing or attacking members of your faction is a completely valid strategy, and yes, the line may get blurry at times, but I think everyone should understand the difference between a strategic attack and a senseless action purposely meant to go against your faction. 6) Discussing game-related information at night is strictly forbidden and it will first result in a warning, then followed up by a modkill and potential ban from future games. However, talking about topics outside the game is allowed. 7) If/when you die, you are out of the game and cannot post in this thread until the game ends. I will be enforcing this; too often, a dead player gives game-changing information (accidentally or not), which ruins the experience for other players. 8) Do not directly quote or screenshot anything from any game-related PMs you are in. Let me repeat myself. Do NOT directly quote or screenshot anything from any game-related PMs you are in. This includes your role PM, factional PMs, etc. Doing this goes against the entire spirit of the game, and will get you instantly modkilled. This includes inter-hydra communication. 9) In general, don't abuse any loopholes you come across. The rule list is comprehensive, but it does not cover every possible situation; if you think you've discovered a way to break the game, please run it by me before putting it into action. Remember that, if a situation not covered by the rules arises, I will use my own discretion to solve it. 10) Do not edit or delete any posts you make during the game, as this is considered cheating and can be used to cover up any information you may have let slip. If you have a need to edit something in your post, add a comment at the end of your post noting what you edited. 11) Though this is a hard rule to enforce, quality is always better than quantity. To make both my life and the lives of your fellow players easier, try not to post one-worded posts or fluff (aka meaningless content that does nothing to further your personal agenda or the game). Like I said, I won't be enforcing any banter rules, but please be considerate of everyone's time. 12) Inactivity. Too often in the past, players have signed up and then don't play the game. This is incredibly inconsiderate and can ruin the game for everyone. All players are required to post more than 10 posts per day phase, unless you inform me of your inavailability ahead of time. Failure to do this will get you replaced. I understand that real life comes first, but please just let me know if you won't be able to be active so I can replace you. To avoid this issue, post your favorite travel destination when you sign up. If you have anything scheduled during the game that will consume your free time, do not sign up. 13) All anti-town players will be given a fake flavor claim and the town win condition. 14) Don't make assumptions about how flavours/roles go with each other, or how the setup works. Please. As I mentioned in Rule 9, this is not a comprehensive rulelist, but it should give everyone a good idea of what is and is not allowed. Spoiler: How do I sign up? Post "/in" to sign up. I will rate your post a Hype Train if you make it. PM/DM me potential Hydra partners. I reserve the right to remove you from the game for arbitrary reasons with no appeals. This isn't a Minecraft server; This is Mafia. Sorry. Spoiler: Players in the game 1)@Conroy 2) @YourExistingPassword 3) @Cemeteries 4) @WhyForum 5) @Aidan1600904 6) @Echks 7) @Angrybirdstar 8) @Mimi_Tachikawa 8) @Gikkle 9) @Skullmaster4 10) @Nz_Slimeables 11) @Ryast 12) @Peachy 13) @SupremeCourt 14) @ChrisX3 15) @JesseMccree 16) @azmine_king 17) @MelodicMedley 18) @MostLukelyToSucceed 19) @dogsrfun 20) @Skrimiche Spoiler: Living Hydras 1) Luke, Skull @MostSkullyToSucceed4 2) Chris, Aidan @Fawful 3) Ryast,Peachy @nametobechanged 4) Why, Echks @Knack 5) Grones, Jinx @AlcoholicsAnonymous 6) SupremeCourt, MelodicMedley @Parx 7) Mimi_Tachikawa @Mimi_Tachikawa 8) Gikkle @Gikkle 9) Skimiche @Skrimiche 10) azmine_king, Conroy @WilliamShatner 11) Nz_Slimeables, dogsrfun @slimesrfun 12) JesseMccree @JesseMccree 13) Angry @Angrybirdstar Spoiler: Dead Hydras *shrugs* Spoiler: Important Mod Posts Day 1 Start VC 1.1 VC 1.2 VC 1.3 VC 1.4 Spoiler: Guides for new players Town of Salem, the aforementioned browser game based off of mafia, is definitely the best and most fun way for new players to learn the basics of the game. This is a very informative guide that talks about basic strategy for new players. I've linked the setup info above so you guys can see potential roles. New players: If you don't understand something, don't just sit there! Ask me for clarification in your PM! Spoiler: 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 Mafia 18 Mafia 19 Mafia 20 Mafia 21 Mafia 22 Mafia 23 Mafia 24 Mafia 26 Mafia 27 Mafia 28 Mafia 29 Mafia 30 Mafia 31 Spoiler: Which Dante translation am I using? For the sake of understanding, I'm not using the Italian one. I'm using the English translation by Clive James, which conveys a better sense of rhythm than most translations. Edit: Since I don't have a pdf version of the and above translation, I'm using a different ones for flavours, which I will link shortly. :cackles: Good luck!