Skittles! wrote:The themes mods use for the mafia is mainly for entertainment. Of course, you don't need a theme to play mafia, however it allows the players and the mods to enjoy the game more. If a strict theme is picked, the game follows the storyline and so more things can be added.
Hope that helps.
Sometimes though mods just do that to add flavor while other times mods use it to make "sense" of roles. I known I intentionally don't try to get players to play the mod and have on more then one occasion had town kill off its own side by not believing how that character was listed since too me it is too easy to say Chief Wigham from Simpsons has to be the cop(not that I modded that game), but to me that is playing the mod instead of playing the actual game.