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Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« on: January 30, 2009, 07:28:43 PM »
We're looking for some new blood in our traditional forum mafia games. I'm sure there are plenty of people who have taken a peek, and decided the length and complexity of the games just seemed too daunting.

Well we've got a plan!

We want to run a very basic game with about 8-12 players (more if the demand arises) and we want them all to be people new to the game, that way you all start on the same level.

If you're curious about mafia check out some introductions:
Ape's original explanation for mafia, good overview:
http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/topic,2248.0.html

Typical Roles in Mafia:
http://mikeburnfire.sitesled.com/mscumB.swf

If you're at all interested and haven't played mafia before post here. I need to see if there's a demand.

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 08:01:34 PM »
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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 08:10:51 PM »
When I first joined the form there was no explanation for mafia and it did seem overwhelming. Since then I've never really spent much time in the game forum.  Also it seems to take on a WOW/crack like properties and am not sure I'm ready for that kind of commitment.  Is there such as thing as a casual mafia player? If so I'd like to try it out.

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 08:15:01 PM »
Omg I'm in.  I've been wanting to ask for something like this for about a month.

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 08:15:14 PM »
When I first joined the form there was no explanation for mafia and it did seem overwhelming. Since then I've never really spent much time in the game forum.  Also it seems to take on a WOW/crack like properties and am not sure I'm ready for that kind of commitment.  Is there such as thing as a casual mafia player? If so I'd like to try it out.

Not exactly. It does take some commitment. You kind of have to post in game at least once every couple days, and sometimes the thread can blow up and you'll have to read a few pages if you haven't payed attention for a day.

This game will be really basic, though, and it would be more casual once the learning curve is overcome.

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 08:21:26 PM »
I'll participate in the basic game.  (although I don't buy that you only have to post once every couple of days, based on the post counts of the people who play it already.)

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 08:22:00 PM »
I'll participate in the basic game.  (although I don't buy that you only have to post once every couple of days, based on the post counts of the people who play it already.)

Well you'll likely post a hell of a lot more, but that's the minimum.

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 08:26:36 PM »
OK, count me in.  I tend read more then I post but check the boards daily. Sounds fun.

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 08:27:19 PM »
I am in, total Newb though so kill me with grace.
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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 08:27:47 PM »
I am in, total Newb though so kill me with grace.

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 08:28:13 PM »
Cool!

Ape's first post in the original mafia game on the forum is probably the best explanation:
http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/topic,2248.0.html

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009, 08:29:23 PM »
Cool!

Ape's first post in the original mafia game on the forum is probably the best explanation:
http://skepchick.org/skepticsguide/index.php/topic,2248.0.html

I'll edit the OP

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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2009, 09:16:34 PM »
Just a note -- I was in the same boat as a lot of you -- I would see all the posts on the "Mafia" games, read some of the thread, not get it, and go back to the General/Science Forum.  Then, either Wastrel or Mike talked me into trying out the "Lost" Mafia, and it was a total blast.  Challenging, logical (at times), and fun.


Two things:

1.  You'll pick up the rules of the game quickly, particularly by playing it, and
2.  If we engage you enough on the "regular" boards such that you're challenged, you'll love the Mafia games.  You're not going up against rubes or TBs, you're going up against fellow critical thinkers.


Have fun, and GIVE IT A SHOT!   ;D
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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2009, 09:43:56 PM »
i think i'll give it a shot
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Re: Ever wondered about this Mafia thing in Forum Games?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2009, 10:01:02 PM »
Recruiting more minions into mafia, eh? muhahahaha

Seriously though, DO IT PEOPLE!
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