Just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying the Mafia games.
I was convinced that skoolbus was cosa nostra right up until the point I saw his little head sticking out from under that bus. :laughing: I knew jrlafrance was a wrong'un, though.
The theories and intrigue make my head spin, but the games are a hoot. Well done everyone so far.
(Anyway, sorry for the spam, I didn't want to interfere with the thread itself.)
I won't say anything about the game running (although I want to... badly...) but yeah it's a nice game and I didn't think it'd be well playable trough the forums, but it works. Dunno about new roles, I know a few too, but bombarding the game over and over again maybe isn't the best idea. I think we should leave the registration open a bit longer for next game (if we're going to have one) since more people might want to join.
Note to the host(s): If you decide to conduct the game again, maybe new people should be given a chance to play? I enjoyed following the first round, but I was just a little too late in signing up for the second, and registration was already full...with many that played in the first round.
I don't want to sound like I'm criticizing...I simply imagine that there's others like me out there.
After already being suspected, I felt that I had to use the witness card in the game. I can't say it's a role I enjoyed though and one I'd prefer to take out of the next game. For the rest I was quite surprised at Skoolbus' apparent innocence, him ignoring quite a few comments on what he wrote made him quite suspicious. From that point of view it was quite a good tactical move from the maffia to kill him, to confuse people even further.
Anyway, I wrote a letter to the newspaper, which unfortunately did not get posted due to ****ed up timing. Skunkbelly gave me one hour, and when I read that message I thought it had just arrived, it turned out it had arrive nearly an hour ago already, and by the time I finished writing my message to Skunkbelly half an hour later (and I did not prepare a letter in advance before Skunkbelly gave me the names of victim and perpetrator in order not to tempt fate into having me murdered that same night), he had already posted another article. Now I could of course keep it for another witness, but it's a function that I don't want to have in the game, and I don't think I'd play the card next time. By the way, Jrlafrance's comment on not playing it due to wanting to play did not make me very suspicious of him, since I also thought about it like that. Anyway, here is the letter I wrote which I don't want to have written for nothing. Since it doesn't say a word about what has happened since, nor points fingers to people still in the game, I feel it's safe to post it here, and I really need to get rid of the feeling of having written something for nothing.
Letter to the editor
Dear sirs and madams,
I hearby feel the need to share something weighing very heavy upon my heart. As you are no doubt aware, indeed it was the first thing on the front page this evening, we were shocked yesterday to find Instaaled having been murdered. Not able to sleep this night, I went out and saw a similar thing happening. I watched in horror as I saw a swarm of unspeakable evil insectoids cover the house of Sint Nikolaas. I heard a scream from inside being cut off and knew Sint was no more.
As the swarm dissipated shortly after and I vomited from nausea caused by the sheer evil presence, I saw Jrlafrance rub out a circle made with what clearly looked like blood. Apparently he heard me throwing up since he looked at me. As he looked me straight into the eyes - and I suspected to find looking at me a far more evil presence than what I had felt - I saw him looking as always slightly sleepy, not a hint of the evil he had brought upon us, he came to me and smiling told me: `Ah, how unfortunate, Lister, I'm afraid you will have an accident soon.'
Then he walked away, and I saw him motioning to some figures covered from head to toe in some very dark green clothes, so dark that I'd mistaken them for shadows earlier on. Knowing that my life is forfeit I write this in the hope it reaches you in good health. May you act upon this information and destroy the perpetrators. Unfortunately I cannot tell you anything about those dark clad people - if they're people and not more summoned evil - although then I would have felt their presence I suppose.
I can only guess their identity, from suspicious behaviour yesterday, however, since I'm not sure, and I don't want to accuse some innocent of this horrible crime, I won't mention them here. Besides, there were too many people acting suspiciously where I saw only two or three shadowy figures. Strain your memories, and try to remember who said what and from that you'll hopefully be able to unmask the guilty parties. May, by means of this writing, my death not have been in vain, and not only mine, but also and especially Sint's and Instaaled's be avenged by means of the information contained herein.
May Instaaled and Sint Nikolaas rest in peace.
Thus I leave you, hopefully still to see the light of day, but doubtful whether it may be so,
Regards to all,
Sir Lister of Smeg
Oh, and I do enjoy these games, and have some ideas for a larger scale, yet fast running version.
Yeah I didn't like the roles much either if I'd got it. Having to sacrifice yourself out of the game isn't that much fun, even though you take one of the bad guys with you. If the townies win because of the move (even early on) then it's great ofcourse, but you're still looking from the sidelines.
I would do it differently. The witness stays as a role, however not actively. The witness is just a townie like all the others. When the mafia kills the witness however he will be able to write one of their names with his own blood on the floor or something. That way there is a total random spin to the game where the mafia will have to do some carefull planning in case they accidentally do stumble while doing the witness in.
That way it won't be a 2-for-1 special where there has to be a townie murder (1st town), a mafia sighting (1 mafia) and a townie accident (2nd town). But it would just be an even shot.
Just to make it a bit even though, the witness wouldn't be able to be revived by the docter because of the bloodloss, so the townsfolk won't be able to take out a mobster without losing one of their own.
I mean the random effect of the game right now lies in the guessing of the cop and the docter. Why not add a counter element. I know it would blow ofcourse if the mob target the witness the first night, but they'll have the same chance to take out say the cop right?
Hm.. now that I think of it.. maybe some additions like the witness can never reveal himself. Or the witness doesn't even know he's the witness (random generated at the start of the game, only known to the host).