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Mafia - Night of the Living WIFOA signups

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  1. Caluin Graye

    Caluin Graye IncGamers Member

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    Greetings and salutations. This is a sign up thread to play in the next community Mafia game, "Night of the Living WIFOA."

    For those unfamiliar with Mafia games, please see the following post to get a rough idea of what it's all about:
    http://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Main_Page

    Wine In Front of All (WIFOA) is a variant of Mafia where a list of roles is published and the players bid on those roles. If you'd like to see the process in action, please view the previous WIFOA game I ran, found here:
    http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?824479-City-Mafia-Game-Thread

    If anything is unclear, I'm always happy to answer any questions. Also, if you're new to the game of mafia, don't feel put off by the complexity. I'll be available to guide you through the steps, and once the game starts, it will be a fairly standard mafia game, so excellent for new players to sink their teeth in to.

    For a refresher, here is how the game works:

    1) Players sign up in this thread to play. Sign ups will close on Tuesday the 30th at 5:00pm Eastern time (GMT -4).

    2) Players submit their bidding numbers to me. See the bidding process for details. Numbers may be submitted at any time after sign up. However, once step #3 begins, anyone who has not submitted numbers will be placed at the end of the role pick queue.

    3) Players are notified if they are town or mafia, but no roles are assigned yet. Mafia do not know who their team mates are.

    3) Role picks happen starting on Wednesday the 31 at 5:00pm EST (GMT -4). Anyone who misses a role pick is assigned vanilla. (PM me if the schedule doesn't work for you; we can work something out)

    4) Game starts on Thursday, November 1st, at 5:00pm EST (GMT -4). Assuming everything goes smoothly.


    Okay, so that's the rough idea of how things will go. Now, to explain the concepts behind them:

    The bidding numbers. (Copy/pasted from my last game, 'cause I'm lazy like that)
    In a WIFOA game, all roles are bid upon by the players. To determine the bidding order, all players choose two numbers between 1 and 20. The first is the primary number, the second is only used for tiebreakers. The person who chose the lowest number will have first pick of roles, with subsequent people choosing as you go higher in the numbers. However, if any number is chosen by multiple people, then they will choose a role after all single number picks have chosen. Lower numbers are better, but singles will always beat out duplicates, which beat out triplicates, etc. If the tiebreaker numbers are equal as well, then time of submission is used as the final tie-breaker.

    In a nutshell: The goal is to choose the lowest numbers you can, but also avoid picking any number that any other person has picked. The better you do, the sooner you get to pick a role.

    Once all bids are submitted, the list will be published and we can proceed into picking roles. Each player gets one pick. Players do not know what roles have been picked ahead of them. No role may be duplicated. If a role is chosen that has already been chosen by someone with higher priority, then they are assigned a vanilla role.


    Info dump, I know! But trust me, in practice it all makes sense, and I'm more than willing to clarify anything that does not make sense.

    So sign on up! Let's see just how many people's brains we can turn into mush with all the WIFOM!

    The victims:
    1. pharphis
    2. kestegs
    3. MartinLong
    4. Solar Ice
    5. Bad Ash
    6. Sathoris
    7. Malevolent
    8. flubbucket
    9. Ankeli
    10. Thundercat
    11. Gwaihir
    12. Goryani
    13. thefranklin
    14. Pyrotechnician
    15. Moar
    16. Jcakes
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
  2. pharphis

    pharphis IncGamers Site Pal

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  3. kestegs

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    om non in om nom.
  5. Solar Ice

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    I am most definitely in!
  6. Bad Ash

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    Solar Ice IncGamers Member

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    What happened to those goods, Ash? :fire:
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    I'm in. Another game with role transparency can't hurt.

    Vote: Moar
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    well i suppose i can't do much worse than my last game, /in
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    [​IMG]


    I'm feeling really upbeat about this......Count me in
  12. Ankeli

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    I've just moved into an old house that I bought (built in 1935) and I'm having "some" issues with getting internet up in there, but I'm at work during the pickings and I should be able to sort my internet issues during next week with the operator, so I'm in with a 5% chance that I'll retract at some point before the game begins.

    Also, the mindgames regarding the role picks must begin now.
    [h=1]"I always tell the truth even when I lie"[/h]It's a matter of perspectives, and that there's truth in the way of things. When I lie, I also tell the truth because that lie is real because the truth is real, the truth being false, would make the lie true.

    On that note, I'll be submitting the number 2 as my primary. Believe it... or not.
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    We've all got it!

    In.
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    Yum!

    I'm in, should be interesting.
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    all your numbers are belong to us.
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    Prime numbers here.
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    Lots of choices here, at least Ankeli limited it down to only the even primes.
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    MartinLong IncGamers Member

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    ;)
    8morecha
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    Just in case you have not had enough wine yet, I will supply some.

    Here are the numbers chosen for the last WIFOM game, which also works as clarification for how bidding order is assigned.

    01. Noodle 2 / 7
    02. Pyrotechnician 6 / 12
    03. Ankeli 9 / 2
    04. kestegs 12 / 2
    05. Goryani 16 / 10
    06. FredofErik 8 / 3
    07. Valhauros 8 / 15
    08. RlyehExiled 8 / 19
    09. Gwaihir 7 / 1
    10. Sathoris 7 / 2
    11. zemaj 7 / 3
    12. Flubbucket 7 / 11
    13. Laarz 1 / 4
    14. Bad Ash 1 / 1
    15. Asrrin 1 / 1
    16. ThunderCat 1 / 2
    17. coju 1/ 2

    Good luck!
  20. kestegs

    kestegs D3 Monk Moderator

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    You just had to go there, didn't you?

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