This is an advertisement thread, for CC mafia, obviously. Located in the sub-forum "mafia games", many of you may not of been in there before, or have any idea how mafia works.
To get an understanding, you can go here. Most "normal" games include the roles stated on that Newbie guide, except for the multiple families thing.
If you are too lazy to go to the website, just read these.
Basic Rules from MafiaWiki Newbie Guide wrote:In its simplest form, Mafia consists of two sides: the Mafia, and the Town. The Mafia's goal is to kill the innocents, while the Town's goal is to kill the Mafia.
At the beginning of the game, the Moderator will secretly send everyone their role. The Mafia will know each other, while (in the basic game) everyone else will only know their own role.
The game has two phases. Usually the first is Night. During Night, the Town can not communicate, but the Mafia can discuss and choose someone to murder. After the Moderator has received the name of the victim, the Moderator reveals the dead player, and Day begins.
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. Their role is revealed by the Moderator, and it is once again Night.
The game alternates between Night and Day until either the Mafia are eliminated, or the Mafia have killed everyone else.
Basic Roles from MafiaWiki Newbie Guide wrote:The above suffices for a Vanilla game, but most games of mafiascum have roles other than just Mafia and Townie. These roles have additional abilities (which are usually used during the Night, though there are some Day abilities as well). The most common are listed here.
Cop - Each night, the Cop can investigate one player (by sending their name to the Moderator), and finds out whether that player is Mafia or not. The Cop is on the Town's side.
Doctor - Each night, the Doctor can choose one player to protect (by sending their name to the Moderator). If the Mafia (or anyone else) tries to kill that player, they will fail. The Doctor is on the Town's side.
Vigilante - Each night, the Vigilante may kill another player (by sending their name to the Moderator). The Vigilante is on the Town's side.
Mason - The Masons are a group on the Town's side who know each other and can talk to each other at Night.
Serial Killer - The Serial Killer (often abbreviated as SK), like the Vigilante, may kill another player each Night (by sending their name to the Moderator). However, the Serial Killer is not on the Town's side or the Mafia's side. The Serial Killer wins when everyone else is dead.
Multiple Families - Often there is more than one group of Mafia. These act independently of one another, and must kill the other group as well as the Town in order to win.
Roleblocker - Each night, the Roleblocker can choose a player. That player will be prevented from using his or her night choice, if they have one.
There are many variations on the above roles that will often appear in more complicated games; for more information, visit the Roles page.
The CC Mafia community enjoy spicing things up in their games though. Most have a theme, and most have twists in them. I think there is at least one "normal" game without twists at all times. If not, there should be. There should also be a Newbie C9 mafia in the sub-forum as well.
Most CC mafia community people are strange, twisted, too serious or laughed at. We're arrogant and we play hard. It's normally hard for newbies of Mafia to get in. Some games are invites only, making it even harder for newbies to be accepted into the community. Luckily, some mafia mods have decided to make a private forum dedicated to helping newbies of Mafia to get the hang of it. It's called the Yellow Submariners. To join, go to Control Panel > Usergroups > Scroll down to the very bottom of the page, and then click on "Yellow Submariners", and hit join!
So what are you waiting for? If you're interested and want to have a go at it, then go to Yellow Submariners, or ask for a Newbie C9 mafia thread to be started in the subforum.