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Day 1 starts here

There are 7 players alive.

House Elesham

House Hasty

House Inchfield

House Uller

House Norcross

House Sarsfield

House Sunglass

Dead

House Ambrose - lynched day 1 - EVIL

House Jast - night killed night 1 - INNOCENT

House Lake - modkilled due to inactivity - INNOCENT

House Caron - modkilled due to rules - INNOCENT

House Lefford - lynched day 2 - INNOCENT

House Upcliff - lynched day 3 - EVIL

House Prester - night killed night 3 - INNOCENT

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RULES

All players must ..

A1) Have an account on the mafia discussion board, with the same account name as on this board.

A2) Log in and view the thread and the discussion board anonymously at all times, unless they have informed the mods that this is not possible for technical reasons

A3) Post at least once every 24 hours. Any player who has not posted within the last 24 hours will be automatically modkilled, whether or not the mods announce this on the thread.

The mods may grant extensions to this limit in some cases (if so, they will give details in a later post). However, if they have not posted on the thread to announce an extension before the 24 hour limit is reached, no extension will be granted, whatever may have been said elsewhere. Please contact the mods as early as possible if you wish to request an extension.

A4) Send in role prescribed night actions (including the desire to take no action) within the time limit

A5) Treat everybody else playing with courtesy and respect

A6) Make any edits the mods request of them as soon as possible, whether or not they believe that the posts need to be edited.

A7) Contact the game mods as soon as possible if they feel you are at risk of breaking a rule or fear they or another person may have already done so.

Players must not ...

B1) Act in any way intended to reduce the chance of their faction achieving its win conditions. (However, should all surviving members of a faction agree that they wish to resign and end the game early, they may do so by PMing the mods privately, without stating their intentions on-thread until the mods post to announce that the game is over.)

B2) Discuss the game with any other living players outside this game thread except when told they may do so in their role PMs.

B3) Reveal any information about the game at all in any other thread than this one, or in any other forum (including message boards and chat rooms) where it may be seen by a living player.

B4) Give anybody access to any of their accounts (including game alts, if the game is using them), either here or on the mafia discussion board.

B5) Attempt to obtain advice about the game from anybody not currently playing.

B6) Post information on the thread relating to another player's past or current activity on (or absence from) the board that would not otherwise be available to anybody reading the thread.

B7) Quote, in whole or part, PMs from (or other private conversations with) the mods on the thread, or discuss the timing of any PMs sent to the mods.

B8) Post on the thread at any time after they are dead until the mods themselves post on the thread to announce that the game is over. Any posts accidently made after death should be immediately edited blank.

B9) Make any bets about the game.

B10) Offer to break any of these rules or any other rules the mods have set in place for the game, encourage others to do so or help to conceal the fact that rules have been broken.

AND JUST SO YOU KNOW

C1) Failure to comply with the rules may result in any punishment the mods deem appropriate, including, but not limited to: a request to edit posts; formal warnings on thread; "modkilling", and ending the game prematurely in favor of one faction or none. The mods will also report rule infractions to the metamods after the game. Except where clearly stated in the rules, the mods are free to respond to any rules violation in whatever manner they wish. In all cases the mods' decision on these matters is final.

C2) Feel free to PM or IM your thoughts (or questions) to the mods. We love to hear them!

C3) The mods reserve the right to amend the rules during the game if we realize we've forgotten to cover something.

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As well as running the game on this thread, the mods are also responsible for administering the spoiler thread on the discussion board. Anybody not actively involved in the game (whether spectators or dead players) can request access to this thread by PMing the mods. Please not that while in general the mods will be happy to let anybody have access to this thread, they do reserve the right to refuse access to anybody for any reason. Accordingly, please do not ask anybody other than the mods for access to the spoiler thread or give yourself access to it, even if you have the power to do so.

Once given access to the thread, spoiled spectators should also take note of the following rules, and must not ...

D1) Share any information from the spoiler thread with living players, or post such in a forum where it may be seen by living players.

D2) Offer any advice, hints or strategy to living players.

D3) Make personal attacks on players in the game or on posters in the spoiler thread itself

D4) Post on the game thread before the mods announce that the game is over.

Spectators (of any sort) who ignore these rules are likely to have their access to the spoiler thread revoked and/or to be reported to the metamods.

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(If you've played before, you probably don't need to read this section. If you have any questions, PM me.)

Game Mechanics

1 - General Structure

Players may begin posting as soon as the mods announce that the game has started on the thread. The game begins during the day. The day ends when when a sufficient number of people have voted to lynch a player (remove that player from the game) or voted to end the day without a lynch. Many games also have time limits on the days, and if no consensus is reached when the time expires, the day ends with no lynch. When the day phase has ended, night begins. The mods will then post a scene reporting the outcome of the day. Players may continue posting in the thread but no voting is allowed. Night ends when the mods post the morning scene reporting the outcome of the night actions. Day and night phases continue to alternate until the game ends.

2 - Day Phase

During the day, players may post in the thread and vote. Some roles may have special powers which can be used during the day. See later posts for a list of roles.

2.1 - Voting Mechanics

To vote for a player: bold that player's name.

To vote to end the day without a lynch: bold the word night.

To change your vote: bold the other player's name (or bold night).

To remove your vote without casting a new vote: bold the phrase remove vote.

2.2 - Voting Restrictions

You may only vote during the day phase. You can only have one vote outstanding at any time. You may not vote for yourself. You may not edit a vote into a post. You may not edit a vote out of a post.

2.3 - Bold Restrictions

The use of bold should be limited to voting. If you want to emphasize a players name or another word, you can underline the word or post using a different color

2.4 - Majority Defined

A majority means either more than half of the active players voting for one player's lynch or half or more of the active players voting to go to night without a lynch.

2.5 - Ending the Day

The day ends as soon as a majority is reached (or, if the game has a day time limit and the players fail to achieve a majority, once the time limit has elapsed). Anyone lynched is no longer an active player and must not post in the thread. Votes can no longer be withdrawn and new votes cannot be cast until the night phase ends.

2.6 - Evening Scene

The mods will post a scene shortly after the day ends to report the results of the day actions. If the day ended with a player's lynch, the mods might also reveal information about the lynched player, such as the player’s alt or alignment. This is the mods’ choice, and they’ll explain what, if any, information will be revealed in the game rules. There are no hidden clues in the evening scenes.

3 - Night Phase

During the night, players may post in the thread but may not vote. Some players will have the ability to perform special actions. Once again, the mods decide which roles will be included for their game, so be sure to fully read the game rules and any role descriptions which may be included.

3.1 - Performing a Night Action

If your role includes the ability to perform a special action at night, you need to PM the mods to indicate the action you wish to take. Most, if not all, roles have the ability to "withhold" their powers (i.e. take no action). This will be made clear to the roled players, and, usually, to all other players as well. If you chose to not perform your allowed action, you must PM "no action" to the mods. Most games have a time limit on nights. All players must PM their night actions to the mods within this timeframe. Players are strongly encouraged to send their night actions as soon as possible. You may also send in a PM for your special action during the day phase.

3.2 - Contingent PM

If you send in a PM during the day phase, you may choose to list alternative actions contingent on the manner in which the day ended. If none of the contingencies you list actually occur, your PM will be disregarded, and you must send a new PM to the mods.

3.3 - Provisional PM

You may choose to send a provisional PM if you want to further consider your night action but do not want to extend the night if all other roled players have decided upon their actions. Provisional PMs must be clearly marked as such. A provisional PM will not be acted upon by the mods until it becomes a 'definite PM.' A provisional PM becomes definite as soon as ( a ) you confirm your choice with another PM, ( b ) all other roled players that need to send night actions have done so, or ( c ) the time limit for the night has expired.

As a courtesy to other players we ask that you confirm your provisional PM as soon as you are able.

3.4 - Last Resort PM

In extraordinary circumstances you may be allowed to send in a last resort PM. A last resort PM will not be acted upon by the mods until ( a ) you confirm your choice with another PM or ( b ) the time limit for the night has expired. Should you need to send a last resort PM, you must first seek the mods approval by explaining the circumstances that necessitate such a PM. Last resort PMs are accepted only at the discretion of the mods.

3.5 - Failure to PM

If not all PMs are received within the time limit, everyone who has failed to send in a PM will be considered to have taken no action. In addition, those who failed to send in a PM will be warned by the mods or may risk further penalties.

3.6 - Changing a Night Action

PMs to the mod can be changed at any point before the new day is announced. A PM is considered to be changed only after the mod receives and has read the PM. The player bears the risk that the mod will post the morning scene after the player has sent in a new PM but before the mod has actually read it.

3.7 - Abusing the Time Limit

If the mods have included a night time limit, it begins as soon as the previous day ended, regardless of when the mods posted the evening scene. However, this time limit is a maximum limit, and all players should send in PMs as soon as they feel comfortable doing so. Players (and mods) prefer shorter nights, as people are anxious to see who may have died and to begin voting again. If the mods feel that a player is abusing the time limit by unreasonably stalling, they may force the player to take no night action or take other appropriate action.

3.8 Preventing Night Actions

Except where expressly noted, no night actions prevent any other night actions sent in from taking effect.

3.9 - Morning Scene

The night phase ends when the mods post the morning scene. The mods will post the scene shortly after all night action PMs have been received. The scene will report any player deaths that occurred during the night, and might also reveal information about the lynched player, such as the player’s alt or alignment. There are no hidden clues in the morning scenes. As soon as the scene is posted any players who have been killed at night will no longer be active players and can no longer post in the thread. The time limit for the new day will begin with the morning scene.

Section 4 - Endgame

The game will continue to alternate between day and night phases until the game ends. The game can end after either a day or night phase.

4.1 - Winning Conditions

The game ends once one faction has reached its winning conditions, which the mods will state in a later post.

Mafia is a team game. Once one faction achieves its winning conditions, all members of that faction have won whether or not they are active players when the winning conditions are achieved.

4.2 - Ending Scene

The mods will post an ending scene and declare the game over shortly after one faction achieves its winning conditions. If for any reason it becomes impossible for either faction to achieve its winning conditions, the mods will declare the game a draw.

The game is only over when a mod posts the ending scene. Even if you know (or believe you know) the result of the game before then, you may not post in the thread unless you are an active player.

4.3 - Calling the Game Early

The mods reserve the right to end the game at any time before a faction achieves its winning conditions provided there are compelling reasons to do so. In general, the mods will end the game early as soon as one faction's victory becomes inevitable.

4.4 - Spoilers

When the game is over, the mods will reveal the alts and roles of everybody who played and also give everyone access to the spoiled spectator threads on the discussion board.

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We have 13 sign ups already.

We reached my happy number so we're good to go for Tuesday but I'll take 2 more if anyone else wants in!

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I lied. Sign ups will remain open til end of today.

All other details will go up between today and Monday.

Game will start on Tuesday, January 22nd at 12pm EST.

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This Game will use alts, so make sure you follow the Alt Rules

Anti-metagaming rule: Do not post information on the thread relating to another player's past or current activity on (or absence from) the board that would not otherwise be available to anybody reading the thread.

Alt rule: Do not discuss or hint at the possible RL identities of living players (including yourself), or present arguments based on alt speculation. Note that this rule does not simply mean you cannot explicitly say who you are on the thread; references to past games that make no attempt to hide your role in them or customizing your alt's signature is also forbidden.

While we recognize that it is impossible to avoid all metagame information, we also ask players not to mention on the thread any information about themselves which is not directly relevant to the game (e.g. their real gender, job, marital status, country of residence etc). If such information (true or false) becomes relevant (e.g. in making a defence in the game), then it should be kept at the most general level necessary to achieve its purpose in game.

Information found in posts, including vocabulary choices and posting times, may legitimately be commented on. If it becomes relevant to mention a deduction about that person, such as experience level, keep your statement as general as necessary to make your point, and do not use it to hint at who you think the player might be.

Alt-slipping rule: You must only post on the thread using your game alt. Do not post on any other threads using your games alt. Setting a different skin for your alt helps alert you to whether you are in alt or not. If you make a mistake, edit it blank.

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Specific Game Rules

1) The mods have done their best to ensure all game mechanics and roles are clear and easily understood. However the mods are far from perfect and have probably made lots of unforeseen errors. The mods will make a judgment before any role clarification is given as we don't want to support or undermine a pre-existing claim made by any player.

2) Alts will be used for this game. You will be told the name of the player when they die.

3) There will be a weak CF in this game. When a player dies you will be told their faction and their identity.

4) Game days will last for 48 hours.

5) Nights will last for a maximum of 10 hours. Please remember to use provisionals and confirm them as soon as possible, so we can have shorter nights.

6) Dead players will be immediately spoiled.

7) Replacements will only be used on day one if a replacement is available.

8) Due to the change in day length, I have decided to increase the amount of time allowed between posts. Instead of posting once per 24 hours, it has now been increased to once per 30 hours. Should more than 30 hours elapse since your last post, you will be modkilled so please don't hurt your faction by getting modkilled (PM me if an extension is needed).

9) The mods reserve the right to change/modify any rules and role descriptions before the start of the game.

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Role List

Innocent Faction

All roles under this headline will have an "Innocent" Coroner Finder result.

You are a Tourist. After hours of arguing with yourself, you decided to embark on the journey of a lifetime, ala Jurassic Park style. Unfortunately, you ended up on a South African safari fighting for your life. Given that your day job consists of pointing and clicking with your computer mouse, you have zero survival skills.

You are a roleless innocent. You have no powers, no skills, and no night actions but you do have your wits so use them wisely.

You win when all members of the mafia have been eliminated

You are a Medical Student. After finals ended, you decided to hightail out of your pretentious school and do something different for a change. You never imagined that you would end up on a deadly safari trip but such is life. Luckily for the group, you've spent almost four years learning about the art of medicine, although you have very little practical experience. Consider this your first test.

You are a healer. Each night, you may choose one person to heal. Should there be an attempt on their life, they will survive.

You win when all members of the mafia have been eliminated

Evil Faction

All roles under this headline will have a "Guilty" Coroner Finder result.

You are a Hunter. You are annoyed at the regulations put into place when it comes to big game hunting. After years of research, you found the perfect South African safari with the most endangered species. You will show those government regulators what hunting is all about. But first, you must take control of the safari or else you'll have no opportunity to exact the revenge you so crave.

You are mafia. Each night, you and your partner(s) can collectively kill one person. The Coroner Finder will find you "Guilty" if you die.

You win when only the mafia are left alive or a situation arises where this is the only possible outcome of the game.

Unknown Faction

All roles under this headline can be either Evil or Innocent. The result on the CF should any of these roles die would be whatever alignment they are associated with (ie: if the role is designated evil, it'll show up guilty). Also, there is the possibility that some roles may not be in the game.

You are a Rich Entrepreneur. You read on the internet that the best way to spend your money is to do something exotic. You figure that joining a South African safari would force all of your other rich friends to look at you with a tint of jealousy in their eyes. That is, until you realize that someone is trying to kill you. Being the weak willed rich guy that you are, you can't fathom the idea of dying.

You are a coward. Every other night, you may choose one player to hide behind. If you are targeted for a night action, it will fail. If the person you hide behind is targeted for a killing action, both you and him will die.

You are a Priest. Part of your ecclesiastical training entails experiencing the wild nature of the world. You decide to join a South African safari in order to feel closer to God through the creatures he created. During the trying times to come, you resort to the written word of the Bible to help you and your fellow adventurers survive.

You are a guard. Each night, you may choose one player to discuss the word of God with. If that player performs a night action, it will be blocked as it's impossible for them to perform an action while they're contemplating the words of the Bible.

You are the Tour Guide. You have worked your way up from small town zoo tours and are finally getting your chance to lead a group through the plains of South Africa. You can’t believe that everything went wrong on your first big tour, and the thought makes you incredibly angry. You decide to take matters into your own hands.

You are a one-shot vigilante. Once in the game, you may choose a player to night kill. You don't have a strong stomach for killing, so if your kill should fail, your opportunity is lost.

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Opening Scene

It was the first date. Mexal had asked out Blue Rose just two days prior when they randomly bumped in to each other at the grocery store. Struck by her beauty, he was compelled to ask her out to dinner. As expected, she agreed with the hint of a smile. In order to impress her, he chose a small, expensive French restaurant suited for intimate discussion.

After they placed their orders, the mutual interrogation began. As expected, the first few questions were predictable, such as what do you do for a living, where are you from, and why did the chicken cross the road. At one point, Blue Rose asked Mexal about his travels. This was a pretty big topic of conversation with Mexal so he started from his earliest travels til his most recent. When he touched on the topic of South Africa, he suddenly changed. Blue Rose noticed Mexal become tense and his eyes go distant. Concerned, she asked, "are you ok?"

"It's nothing," Mexal replied. "I was just reliving past memories." Despite these assurances, a frightened look flashed quickly across his face.

Intrigued, Blue Rose pushed on and asked, "What happened in South Africa?"

With a slight tremor in his voice, Mexal said, "Do you really want to know?" Blue Rose nodded quickly. "Alright. This is not a story many people know so please keep it to yourself okay?"

"I promise," Blue whispered. And so Mexal began the retelling of the most trying time of his life.

"I went to South Africa at the beginning of last year for one of those big game safari tours. There were 15 people in our group and it would be roughly five days til we arrived back in Johannesburg. We had left early in the morning on the first day and had traveled for many hours, sighting all sorts of wild animals. At dusk, we found a campsite, started a fire and set up our tents. Food was eaten, stories were told and singing culminated the evening. Everything was as expected; hell, even better than expected. I went to sleep with a smile on face and woke up afraid for my life.

"In the morning, there was panic and dismay within the camp. Found underneath the rear tire of one of the trucks was the body of Piper. His neck was completely crushed under the weight of the wheel. If that wasn't enough, all the tires on all the trucks were slashed and out of air. The safari was sabotaged. We searched the Jeeps, and to our dismay, we found bullets designed for big game hunting hidden in with the extra tarps. We all knew hunting on the safari was illegal, and now it seemed that big game wasn’t the only thing they intended to kill.

Once we understood our predicament, the remaining 14 of us decided to hold a tribunal of our own to root out the evil hunters behind the death of dear Piper. At the end of each day, there was to be a vote to see who would be condemned.

So with a heavy heart, I will tell you the real story behind my time in South Africa."

Role PMs will go out at approximately 11:30am EST on Tuesday, January 22nd. The game will begin at 12:00pm EST.

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It is day 1.

14 players remain: Ambrose, Caron, Elesham, Hasty, Inchfield, Jast, Lake, Lefford, Norcross, Prester, Sarsfield, Sunglass, Uller, Upcliff.

8 votes are needed for a conviction or 7 to go to night.

14 players have not voted: Ambrose, Caron, Elesham, Hasty, Inchfield, Jast, Lake, Lefford, Norcross, Prester, Sarsfield, Sunglass, Uller, Upcliff.

Day 1 has begun!

Deadline is January 24, 12pm EST.

On a side note, please don't hesitate to send in any thoughts you might have for the spoilers. We're lonely :(

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I r here, sneaking onto the intarwebz when I should be doing real work. But noes, I say, mafia is real work!

I'm suspicious of Ambrose, because his name is first alphabetically.

I wonder what my avatar looks like...

ETA: ...That av could be a lot worse.

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When do we get to see the Lions? Can't be a proper safari trips without some lions.

We are looking for hunters. If watching movies are any indication, hunters always wear sunglasses. There is a player named Sunglass in this game. Therefore, Sunglass must be a hunter, and so I'll vote Sunglass.

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Too bad we don't have a House Hunter in this game. Would have made day 1 a hell of a lot easier. :P

House wouldn't be that hard to catch, I mean, he does limp around and everything and probably couldn't run very easily.....

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Too bad we don't have a House Hunter in this game. Would have made day 1 a hell of a lot easier. :P

Why would a House Hunter make things easier? I know quite a few people who are looking for houses right about now. Heck, if I was homeless you could probably call me a house hunter too.

ETA: Ambrose, you win. You just reminded me of the new episode coming tonight. I am so stoked now!

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Why would a House Hunter make things easier? I know quite a few people who are looking for houses right about now. Heck, if I was homeless you could probably call me a house hunter too.

ETA: Ambrose, you win. You just reminded me of the new episode coming tonight. I am so stoked now!

I hate to burst your bubble there, but the episode tonight ain't new. The new episodes start on January 29th. That's one week from today.

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I hate to burst your bubble there, but the episode tonight ain't new. The new episodes start on January 29th. That's one week from today.

Thanks for the heads up. Maybe I'll even remember to turn on the TV this time...

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