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This is a semi-vanilla game based on the Neil Gaiman poem "Nicholas was".

NEW INFO: The game has been vanillafied due to balancing concerns. The original plan wasn't so much unbalanced as highly unstable, so it was thought best to stick to one gimmick at a time. Therefore, being Masonity and all, I'm sticking to just TWO gimmicks.

Firstly, the vast majority of roles, if not all roles, will take the part of "Gifts" from santa. A gift may be a good, bad or neutral item. It may automatically take effect immediately, or it may hold charges that you can use at will. Santa will start off as a symp who doesn't know his masters. If Sympaclause dies, someone else will take on the role. This may be a random good guy, a random bad guy, a random player in general, the top poster, bottom poster, prettiest player, best thought-sender or he who sends me candy. I aint telling! Spoiler Heaven, however, will reveal that we're not just making "whoever would be most fun to watch" Santa. :smoking:

The second gimmick is that the good fellows in Spoiler Heaven will be including a short note with each gift. Restrictions on what can be included on the note will be stated in spoiler heaven, but we will take steps to make sure nothing game-breaking (or even game-damaging) gets through.

Days will be 48 hours long. Nights will be 8 hours long at most, but provisionals are, as ever, your best friend here. Modkills will be 36 hours, but anyone who hasn't signed in within 24 hours of the game starting will be replaced if possible. After day 1 ends, no replacements will be made. Alt rules will be relaxed, minor speculation (he's european, he's an experienced player, he's obviously one of our leaders" is fine. Naming yourself is also fine. Openly guessing someone elses alt (naming them), or pressuring someone else to name either themselves or another player's alt isn't allowed.

If you want to playbe spoiled, make sure you have an account over at http://mafia.perendination.com/board/index.php? and send a message to either Targaryen (me right now) here, or Masonity (also me) over on the discussion board.

And...

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Signups closed, 14 players. If you want to be spoiled or co-mod, let me know.

start date: 21st December 09, either 1-2pm or 8-9pm UK time depending how much I get done in time.

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RULES

Section 1

Introduction

1.1

Welcome to the latest installment of A Game Of Thrones Mafia. Even if you've played before, please at least skim these rules.

1.2

If you're new to the game, you might find the following links useful:

A Short Introduction to Mafia

This introduction is primarily aimed at people who have never played the game in any form before, but also contains some information that might be useful for people who have merely not played on this board before.

Flash Introduction To Mafia

Another quick introduction, featuring a short sample game. However, note that the rules used here vary in several key ways from the rules of this game.

The GOT Mafia Discussion Board

For spectators who want to discuss the game away from the players.

1.3

If you would like to play in the game, then send a PM to me indicating your desire to do so.

Section 2

Before The Game

2.1

Everyone who is playing will be sent a PM assigning them an alt and telling them their login name and password just before the game starts. If you think you should have been given an alt but haven't been, please contact the mods. Do not post about it on the thread.

2.2

As soon as you have been given an alt you are an active player. You will continue to be an active player until your character is killed in the game or you are replaced by the mods. If you are replaced, please do not post on the thread any more.

2.3

The alt that you have been assigned should have received a PM listing your role and alignment. Your alignment is your team. Mafia is a team game, and there is no individual winning or losing. Note: This time, roleless innocents get no PM.

You are either playing for the innocents, or for the assassins. If you are playing for the innocents, your goal is to uncover all of the assassins before they kill all of you. If you are playing for the assassins your goal is, obviously enough, to not get caught until you have killed all of the innocents.

2.4

In addition to your faction you will also have been given a role (this role may of course be 'no role'). Players with any role other than simply Killer or Roleless Innocent may belong to any faction.

Section 3

During The Game

3.1

The game is divided into two phases: day and night. During the day people can vote for people they want to lynch (remove from the game) or vote to go to night without lynching. At night people with roles can perform special actions; in particular the Killers can pick one innocent to target and attempt to kill. Some roles may also have the ability to perform special actions during the day.

Discussion on the thread can continue freely during both phases of the game.

3.2

During the day, people can vote for someone to be lynched or vote to end the day without lynching anyone ('vote to go to night'). You can only have one vote outstanding at any time, but need not have any vote at all. To remove a vote without voting for night, simply 'remove vote'. You cannot ever vote for yourself.

All votes must be in bold to be counted. Please make new votes in new posts, don't just edit old ones; this makes it much easier for the mods to keep track of votes properly.

3.3

As soon as a majority of votes have cast for one decision, the day is over. While the mods will post to officially declare this, the day actually ends as soon as the final vote is cast. Anyone lynched is now dead and cannot post on the thread any more. When the mods post to announce their death they will reveal that player's alt and the faction to which they belonged. Votes cannot be withdrawn and new votes cannot be made.

A majority means either more than half the number of people playing (for a conviction) or half or more of this number (for a vote to go to night)

3.4

The day will also end without anyone being lynched if the players cannot reach a consensus within 48 hours.

3.5

During the night, some players will have the ability to perform special actions. To do so, they should PM the mods either before night falls or up to 8 hours after it does so. Note that no player ever has to perform an action, but that to do nothing they should PM the mods stating their desire to carry out 'no action'. Also note that it is acceptable for PMs sent in before night falls to list alternative actions depending on the outcome of the day. If such a PM is sent which does not specify what action to take given the way the day actually ended, the mods will act as if no PM was sent. In this case, it is the player's responsibility to send in a new night action PM.

If not all PMs are received within this time, 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 (up to and including modkilling or replacement).

Because of this, we strongly recommend that players send in provisional night action PMs. Such PMs may be sent in during either the day or the night, and may be changed at any time up until the point they become definite. A provisional PM becomes definite as soon as the mods have received definite PMs from all other players who can perform night actions or as soon as the time limit for the night is reached. Provisional PMs may also be confirmed as definite by the people who sent them in, and in fact the mods urge people to confirm any provisional PMs they send as soon as they are happy with them in the interests of shorter nights.

To be clear: the night can last as long as it does so that everybody who needs to will have time to send in a PM. It does not last this long to give people lots of extra time to think about their choice of night action. Shorter nights make the mods happier.

3.6

PMs to the mod can be changed at any point before the new day is announced, provided there is a legitimate reason for the change. What exactly constitutes a legitimate reason is left to the discretion of the mods.

Note that you do not need to give a reason for changing a provisional PM.

To help the mods, please state the reason you are changing your PM when you send in a new choice.

3.7

Once the mods have received all PMs (or the time limit for night has been reached) they will post a morning scene to inform everyone on the thread of the result of the night's actions. If an action was blocked or prevented for some reason no mention will be made of this fact. There are no hidden clues in the death scenes. All night actions sent in will be considered to have occurred simultaneously. As soon as this post is made the new day will begin and any players who have been killed at night will be dead. The mods will reveal the alts and faction of any dead players. The time limit for the new day will begin with this post.

3.8

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

Section 4

General Conduct

4.1

By signing up to play, you agree that you will do your best to be involved in the game and will be able to post on the thread as long as you remain an active player. In particular, all players must make at least one post every 36 hours (and PM the mods within 8 hours of night falling if you have a role with night powers). If, during the game, you realise you will have to be inactive for (slightly) longer than the required period please contact the mods privately to let them know. The mods will then post an announcement on the thread so that everyone will be aware of the absence in advance. Intentionally not posting for 36 hours for strategy reasons is an egregious breach of this rule and the spirit of the game.

Anyone who fails to post within the required time and has not informed the mods will be automatically mod-killed or replaced if a replacement is available. Though the mods will post to announce the death, this will only be as confirmation of an event that has already happened.

4.2

PMs from or to the mods should stay private. Please do not post them on the thread or offer to do so. Please also avoid discussing the timing of your PMs if you are a roled player. That is, while you may post on the thread during the night to say you have sent in your PM, please do not post to tell people that have sent in your PM at a certain time, you have not yet sent in a PM, or that you plan to wait a certain length of time before doing so.

4.3

Discussion of the alts of living players on the thread is frowned upon. In particular we ask that you do not reveal your own alt or attempt to make arguments based on it. 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 changes to your alt's signature are also strongly discouraged and the mods may ask you to edit any post in which you are considered to have implicitly revealed your alt in this fashion. See first post for alt-rules. Fairly relaxed this time though.

When a player dies, the mods will reveal the alt of that player. Once the mods reveal a player's alt, it is of course fine with us if you discuss it.

4.4

Please try not to use off-thread information such as which players have recently been active, who is currently viewing the thread or anything of the sort as a basis for either your arguments or your actions.

More specifically, do not post any such information on the thread. If you do so we will certainly ask you to edit it out and may take further action.

To be clear: it is perfectly fine to discuss the times at which a player has posted as this information is available on the thread. However, discussing the times at which the player was viewing the thread is not, as this information is not on the thread. We recommend that all players log in anonymously - both when viewing the game thread and when on the discussion board - while the game is ongoing.

4.5

Active players should not discuss any part of the game with each other outside the thread. Active players should also avoid discussing the game with people who aren't playing (other than the mods), and should certainly limit themselves to general comments about the game if they do choose to do so.

4.6

Active players should also not give anyone else access to the their alt. Please do not change the password of your alt account as it is important that the mods know all the passwords in case you need to be replaced. In rare circumstances you may be allowed to have somebody else make a post for you using your alt. However, this can only be done with the consent of the mods, and it is up to them to give the account information to the person standing in for you.

4.7

Please avoid making personal attacks on other players in the thread. If you feel someone else on the thread has said something objectionable, you may contact the mods to register your feelings. However, what exactly constitutes a personal attack is left to the discretion of the mods.

If the mods feel a personal attack has been made, they will ask the player in question to edit the offending posts (and to not make any such comments in future, of course). In exceptional circumstances, or if the behaviour in question continues, they may feel forced to take further action.

4.8

Please remember that this a team game, and that by signing up you agree to do your best to help your faction win. The mods will not be amused if anyone playing decides (for whatever reason) to try to stop their own team from winning. Anyone who does this should expect to be modkilled ... and should not expect to play in any other game the mods run, for that matter.

4.9

In short: please remember that this is a game, and that the aim is to have fun, but not at the expense of other people playing. Any questions about conduct that are not answered here can almost certainly be decided by considering this fact. If you think you shouldn't do something, you probably shouldn't. At the very least, please PM the mods for advice before you do anything you think may be considered questionable by other people playing.

Mafia is run on the honour system and only works as a game if we trust in the good faith of our fellow players.

Section 5

Endgame

5.1

The game is only over when a mod posts in the thread to announce that it is over. Even if you know (or believe you know) the result of the game before then, please do not post in the thread if you are not an active player.

5.2

The mods will declare the game over and a win for one side or the other as soon as one faction achieves its winning conditions, listed below. If for any reason it becomes impossible for either faction to achieve its winning conditions, the mods will declare the game a draw.

The innocents win if every one of the killers is killed, and at least one innocent is still alive.

The assassins win once all the innocents are dead. (Note that if everybody dies this faction will win.)

5.3

Additionally, the mods reserve the right to end the game at any time before this (as a win for either side, a draw, or any other result they deem appropriate) provided there are exceptional and compelling reasons to do so. In general, the mods will end the game early as soon as one faction's victory becomes inevitable.

5.4

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

Section 6

Miscellaneous

6.1

Despite the best intentions of the mods, it is possible that these rules contain mistakes, ambiguities or contradictions. If you think you have spotted any, please PM the mods as soon as possible to let them know. If the mods agree that there is a problem with the rules, they will post on the thread to announce this and change the rules accordingly.

6.2

Players are in general encouraged to send in their thoughts to the mods throughout the game, to be posted on the spoiler discussion thread. The mods reserve the right to edit any thoughts they receive before posting them, but will generally post all thoughts unchanged.

6.3

In general, only the mods and active players should post on the game thread during the game. Dead players and spectators should ask the game mods for access to the spoiler forum on the discussion board if they wish to comment on the game. Equally, people posting on the game thread should try to restrict themselves to comments about the game - if they wish to make an out of character comment on the thread they should clearly denote their comment as such by writing it in italics. However such comments should be made very rarely, if at all.

6.4

If something happens in the game that is not covered by these rules, it is up to the mod to decide how to deal with it. The mods' decision on this matter is final. However, the mods will endeavour to have as small an impact on the game as possible, intervening only when they feel it is necessary to keep the game running and not doing so to favour any one side or group of players over another.

These rules have been adapted from the Westeros mafia standard ruleset by the game mod for this game and are copyrighted by the Westeros mafia community at A Song of Ice and Fire discussion board and aGoT mafia discussion board. These rules are not to be copied or adapted for use on another board without permission from the Westeros mafia community, which can be applied for by contacting one of the metamods: Plessiez, unJon or Sophelia.

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Players:

Bashful

Doc

Dopey

Grummpy*

Happy

Sleeppy*

Sneezy

Tyrion L*

Gimli

Durin

A Smurf*

Oompah Loompah

Mini Me

Alberich

*someone had these names, so I had to alter them slightly. :(

Factions:

Elf: The only difference between an elf and your average Mafia Killer is the point ears. These guys kill you while you are sleeping, then brag about how cool it was to kill you on their private grotto-board!

Santa: Also known as Sympaclause, this guy wants the elves to win, so they can free him. However, he has no idea who his loyal elves are. Consider this to be a standard symp, only he doesn't know who his master is, and can give out lovely presents! Santa may be able to give gifts to himself. Santa's gift giving is unguardable. Any other powers he may have are guardable.

Dwarf: Dwarves are the innocents of this game. Innocent as in "force Santa into an eternity of cruel servitude", but innocent none the less!

Roles that may be used:

Not all roles will be used. Some roles may be used more than once. Roles may have restrictions, such as a set number of uses.

Presents may emulate roles found below, or may have entirely new, cool gimmicks. They are surprises, and as such shan't be revealed until it's time to open them!

Healer: Targets one player, and prevents them from being nightkilled. Cannot target self.

Guard: Targets one player and prevents them performing any actions.

Healer/Guard: Can use either a heal or a guard on any given night.

Vigilante: You can kill one player, once, at night. if guarded, healed or prevented in ANY way, the power is lost.

Finder: This innocent can check one player per night and find out if they are elves or not.

Santa-Finder: This player can check one player per night to see if they are Santa.

Bulletproof: This player (Innocent, Santa or Elf) is immune to the first attempt on their life during night. They then lose bulletproof status.

Note: people with a role AND a gift may use their gift AND standard role on that night.

Win conditions:

Elves: Kill all innocents!

Santa: Elves win. If Santa "dies" along the way, the elves can resurrect him just fine for the after party!

Dwarves: Must kill off both elves, and possibly Santa too.

Please note: All roles/win conditions/potential powers may change at any time up to the end of day 1.

Roleless Innocent PM:

To stop people using the RI pm to prove innocence, I never sent one.

What do you mean I was just being lazy? I was playing smart!

But yeah. You either got a message called "Role" or "Roles" stating your faction or roles, or nothing at all. Nothing means you are a roleless innocent. Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work you go. Dwarven as the Gold song!

The Santa Clause

If Santa dies, someone else will find his bag. They will retain their original faction and any powers they had, but will also take on the responsibility of the sack.

The ps

ps. Yes, there is a CF. Santa flips as "Santa" not "innocent" or "elf".

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Nicholas Was...

older than sin, and his beard could grow no whiter. He wanted to die.

The dwarfish natives of the Arctic caverns did not speak his language, but conversed in their own, twittering tongue, conducted incomprehensible rituals, when they were not actually working in the factories.

Once every year they forced him, sobbing and protesting, into Endless Night. During the journey he would stand near every child in the world, leave one of the dwarves' invisible gifts by its bedside. The children slept, frozen into time.

He envied Prometheus and Loki, Sisyphus and Judas. His punishment was harsher.

Ho.

Ho.

Ho.

Eventually, a few dwarves felt sorry for old Nick, and conspired to break him free. In order to do so, they crept up in the dead of night, knocked his guards out cold and hid them in a closet, tied and gagged. Before they could free him, however, a large group of dwarves approached.

Seeing his chance, Nick took control of one of the dwarves minds. The three treacherous dwarves quickly joined the larger group of dwarves, blending in. Santa lay limp in his cell, his guards missing.

So it came to place that King Carrot, henceforth known as Targaryen due to mod-laze, locked all 14 witnesses into a room. "Find the guard-hiders!" he exclaimed. "And I'm sure Santa is hiding in one of your heads. Get him too!"

It is day 1.

14 players remain: A Smurf, Alberich, Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Durin, Gimli, Grummpy, Happy, Mini Me, Oompah Loompah, Sleeppy, Sneezy, Tyrion L.

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

14 players have not voted: A Smurf, Alberich, Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Durin, Gimli, Grummpy, Happy, Mini Me, Oompah Loompah, Sleeppy, Sneezy, Tyrion L.

GO GO GO!

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Notice: The game will freeze (go into a semi-night phase where votes won't count, the modkill timer will freeze but you can all still talk if you like) on Christmas Day (as the clock strikes 12 here in the UK for the 25th) until the end of Boxing Day (as the clock strikers 12 here in the UK for the 27th) because a few players have let me know they will be totally unable to play on Christmas or Boxing Day.

So that's a 48 hour freeze for Xmas and Boxing Day. If any of you need it slightly extended still let me know.

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You're obviously jealous of the gravitas and respect my name brings to the table, where as you ... well, not so much.

I have also seen through your plan to get rid of me so you can take my gold that is worth one MILLION dollars.

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I just smurfed on Wikipedia that smurfs replace random smurfs with the word 'smurf' in their speech. This smurfed like fun, so I'm going to smurf that for the rest of the smurf.

(Just pray that the last smurf is RP phase, and not game :P)

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I have also seen through your plan to get rid of me so you can take my gold that is worth one MILLION dollars.

Well, at least you haven't spotted my giant frikkin LASER!

I just smurfed on Wikipedia that smurfs replace random smurfs with the word 'smurf' in their speech. This smurfed like fun, so I'm going to smurf that for the rest of the smurf.

(Just pray that the last smurf is RP phase, and not game :P)

:crying:

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Haha! You're all short!

Dopey for being the shortest.

Sleepy for being an inaccurate judge of height. As a smurf I am only three apples tall(Smurf bless wikipedia :P), much shorter then any of the other dwarves here.

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Sleepy for being an inaccurate judge of height. As a smurf I am only three apples tall(Smurf bless wikipedia :P), much shorter then any of the other dwarves here.

And you're proud of that are you?

A Smurf for being an insufferable smart ass.

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Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do

I have a perfect puzzle for you

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-dee

If you are wise, you'll listen to me

What do you get when you kill dwarves at night?

Slitting your coworkers' throats isn't right.

Why do bad elves dare betray their own race

When Santa should stay in his place?

Now we have to lynch you!

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da

If you're a good dwarf, you will go far

You will live in happiness too

Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

I'm so sorry for that.

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