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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    The flavor and the realism (of a given game) aren't fixed (across all games).

    So, ultimately, people use various terms and may even mix and match as you do.
    Are you not arguing for the mafia team/agenda?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imdone View Post
    Are you not arguing for the mafia team/agenda?
    The thing to recognize is that the terms "wolf" and "mafia" have most of their meaning outside the game, Mafia, and frequently outside the flavor of any given game. So these terms are used as rote by individual history, and not necessarily in relation to any particular characteristics of "wolves" or "mafia" either in general or in specific relation to game archetypes.

    It comes down to taste and familiarity over your gaming career, such that the persons of highest quality speak one way and the churls another.
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    For those who have argued that "wolf" and all of its variants are more flexible in their usage than "mafia" - especially when it comes to the singular and plurals - I present the following:

    Maf/mafs.

    Maf for the singular, mafs for the plural. Even though "mafioso" and "mafiosi" are perfectly fine, this will circumvent the problem of length quite nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralHankerchief View Post
    For those who have argued that "wolf" and all of its variants are more flexible in their usage than "mafia" - especially when it comes to the singular and plurals - I present the following:

    Maf/mafs.

    Maf for the singular, mafs for the plural. Even though "mafioso" and "mafiosi" are perfectly fine, this will circumvent the problem of length quite nicely.
    ehhh

    mofos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralHankerchief View Post
    For those who have argued that "wolf" and all of its variants are more flexible in their usage than "mafia" - especially when it comes to the singular and plurals - I present the following:

    Maf/mafs.

    Maf for the singular, mafs for the plural. Even though "mafioso" and "mafiosi" are perfectly fine, this will circumvent the problem of length quite nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralHankerchief View Post
    For those who have argued that "wolf" and all of its variants are more flexible in their usage than "mafia" - especially when it comes to the singular and plurals - I present the following:

    Maf/mafs.

    Maf for the singular, mafs for the plural. Even though "mafioso" and "mafiosi" are perfectly fine, this will circumvent the problem of length quite nicely.
    Horrifically informal.

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    Default Re: Terminology poll: Mafia or wolf?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralHankerchief View Post
    To fill in some time until the next game starts.
    Someone could host a quick game, say, one related to Caribbean buccaneers or to stones, papyri and cutting instruments.
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralHankerchief
    Here's why "mafia" is objectively the better name for the antagonistic faction in these games: it makes more sense. Werewolves are, by nature, regular humans who turn into mindless, bloodthirsty beasts upon the fulfillment of certain conditions.
    So basically all players are werewolves, regardless of whether they are mafia or not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zack View Post
    Mafia doesn't really have a good singular use so I use wolf/scumbag
    Mafia is a singular noun used to denote the organisation.
    Mafioso (pl. mafiosi) is the individual member. Mafiosa/mafiose for the wimminz, of course.
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    You dare question your gods?
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralHankerchief View Post
    For those who have argued that "wolf" and all of its variants are more flexible in their usage than "mafia" - especially when it comes to the singular and plurals - I present the following:

    Maf/mafs.

    Maf for the singular, mafs for the plural. Even though "mafioso" and "mafiosi" are perfectly fine, this will circumvent the problem of length quite nicely.
    No.
    Mafioso, mafiosi.
    Mafiosa, mafiose.
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    yeah, but I said "good" singular use

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    I use all the terms interchangeably AND I WILL NEVAH CHANGE!!!!

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    I used to call them mafiahats as a joke

    Then one day I played tf2 hats mafia and it was legit and no longer a joke. Which of course made it an even greater joke

    True story

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    Hey Guys! Whats happening? Who are we lynching today?
    Will catch up now.

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    Default Re: Terminology poll: Mafia or wolf?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zack View Post
    yeah, but I said "good" singular use
    Ma-fio-so. ‘Camorrista’ non e lo stesso.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sooh View Post
    I use all the terms interchangeably AND I WILL NEVAH CHANGE!!!!
    That can be fixed.
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    Methinks El Bartokitty does not understand the meaning of the word NEVAH!

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    Default Re: Terminology poll: Mafia or wolf?

    Then I will have to keep you closer than I keep my friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Barto View Post
    Then I will have to keep you closer than I keep my friends.
    Cosy.

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    Sooh, you're a good player, and I like you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Barto View Post
    Sooh, you're a good player, and I like you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.
    *sides with anyone*

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    Quote Originally Posted by imdone View Post
    I reject your argument on the grounds that I disagree with it.
    I was reading this thread, and I attempted to quote this post out loud to Sooh.

    But, what I said was:

    "I rejecument..."

    And then I stopped, because I had already ed up the sentence so badly it was beyond saving.

    R.I.P. sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sooh View Post
    *sides with anyone*
    I know it was you, Sooh. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
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