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    In the quiet town of Shrewsbury, the peaceful inhabitants go about their daily work blissfully unaware of what was about to strike their town...

    Welcome to The Age of Darkness, a mafia game based on the Middle Ages.

    Roles (15! or even 17!!):

    Pro town:
    Nobles (2)
    Soldiers (4)
    Brother Cadfael (1)
    Monk (2)

    Pro mafia:
    Team 1:
    Ruffians (3)
    Team 2:
    Assasins (3)

    Optional roles (if there are enough players)
    Pro mafia:
    Thief (1)
    Pro town:
    Thief catcher (1)


    Ruffians and Assasins

    Recently, mobs have ruled the streets of Shrewsbury at night. In particular, two groups have immerged.

    The Ruffians are a group of thugs who leave their dull daytime lives to cause havok on the streets. They have no motivation other than pent up rage, which they let out on innocents.

    The Assasins are a much more sinister and professional group of killers. They are united by criminal pasts. They have learnt that one of the townsfolks in conducting investigations into the recent muggings caused by the Ruffians and fear their past will be uncovered. But they do not know who it is who's nosing around! They have resorted to killing everyone in the town, to save themselves.

    These are two mafia teams. Each team kills 1 person per night, and must asign one of their team to perform the kill.

    Brother Cadfael

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108717/
    Brother Cadfael is the detective. He is also a Monk.

    Monks

    There are three Monks, including Brother Cadfael. In the same way as masons, they know each other, the town does not know them, and they know each other to be innocent. As well as this, they know that one of their number is the detective. Cadfael cannot reveal his identity to the other monks without revealing his identity to the town, similarly the other Monks cannot reveal that they are not Cadfael. Brother Cadfael also can nominate one person to heal each night.

    Soldiers

    Soldiers have a protective role. Each Soldier chooses a person to guard at night. If that person is attacked, there is an equal chance of:
    1 - The attack being deflected
    2 - The mafioso being killed by the Soldier
    3 - The mafioso killing the Soldier, but not the target
    4 - the mafioso killing both the Soldier and the target

    Each Soldier is associated with a Noble

    The Soldiers do not know each other, nor do they know their leige Noble (not realistic I know, but for game mechanics it has to be that way)

    Nobles

    Nobles have no special ability themselves. However, if they die, their Soldiers loose their special ability and become normal villagers.

    They do not know the identity of their Soldiers or of each other (again, this needs to be the case for the game to be balanced)

    As for the kills themselves, they must fit with the timeframe and be sensible. No stabbing people with cucumbers or blowing them up with gunpowder, this is the Middle Ages. If your kill has an ahistorical part in it, it won't happen. If you have any queries, PM me.

    No screenshots of PM's I send you are allowed to be posted. You may, however, quote them.

    Please check your calender to see if you are going on vacation for a week or something. If you don't vote two times in a row, you will suffer the Black Death.

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    Last edited by Ignoramus; 11-11-2006 at 11:37.

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    Sign me up please

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    Shouldn't you wait a little longer? Silver's game is still going on...
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    Well, Komm's game ended, GH.

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    I'd also like to sign up, but I sense the signup period may go beyond 48 hours, as there are still two games in progress - Silver's and Sasaki's. It's fine with me if you extend it; in fact, it's probably a good thing.
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    I'd like to play too please.

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    in.

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    In, please.

    I'm actually brainstorming an involved mafia game of my own for sometime in early '07, this appears to have some of the characteristics I'm aiming for, so it will be instructive and fun.

    Heavens, but I adore these little exercises in performative ambiguity.
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    Im in.
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    Signed.
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    Not much exciting happening in BH2, so I guess I could handle another game. Sign me up !
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    I'll wait for one of the two games to finish before I start it; the 48 hours are just a basic guide.

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    Ignoramus asked me for advice on the rules. I've replied to his PM but thought I'd post my ideas here so that other people can give their input:

    Assuming you have 20 players I'd suggest a game like this. (this is quite complicated, but pretty cool)

    Roles (15! or even 17!!):

    Pro town:
    Nobles (2)
    Soldiers (4)
    Brother Cadfael (1)
    Monk (2)

    Pro mafia:
    Team 1:
    Ruffians (3)
    Team 2:
    Assasins (3)

    Optional roles (if there are enough players)
    Pro mafia:
    Thief (1)
    Pro town:
    Thief catcher (1)


    Ruffians and Assasins


    Recently, mobs have ruled the streets of Shrewsbury at night. In particular, two groups have immerged.

    The Ruffians are a group of thugs who leave their dull daytime lives to cause havok on the streets. They have no motivation other than pent up rage, which they let out on innocents.

    The Assasins are a much more sinister and professional group of killers. They are united by criminal pasts. They have learnt that one of the townsfolks in conducting investigations into the recent muggings caused by the Ruffians and fear their past will be uncovered. But they do not know who it is who's nosing around! They have resorted to killing everyone in the town, to save themselves.

    These are two mafia teams. Each team kills 1 person per night, and must asign one of their team to perform the kill.

    Brother Cadfael

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108717/
    Brother Cadfael is the detective. He is also a Monk.

    Monks

    There are three Monks, including Brother Cadfael. In the same way as masons, they know each other, the town does not know them, and they know each other to be innocent. As well as this, they know that one of their number is the detective. Cadfael cannot reveal his identity to the other monks without revealing his identity to the town, similarly the other Monks cannot reveal that they are not Cadfael.

    Soldiers

    Soldiers have a protective role. Each Soldier chooses a person to guard at night. If that person is attacked, there is an equal chance of:
    1 - The attack being deflected
    2 - The mafioso being killed by the Soldier
    3 - The mafioso killing the Soldier, but not the target
    4 - the mafioso killing both the Soldier and the target

    Each Soldier is associated with a Noble

    The Soldiers do not know each other, nor do they know their leige Noble (not realistic I know, but for game mechanics it has to be that way)

    Nobles

    Nobles have no special ability themselves. However, if they die, their Soldiers loose their special ability and become normal villagers.

    They do not know the identity of their Soldiers or of each other (again, this needs to be the case for the game to be balanced)

    Optional roles:

    Thief
    The Thief is a general pro mafia role, and so wins if either mafia team wins.

    The Thief chooses to burgle the house of one person per night. If he burgles the house of a role, that person cannot use their ability in the next round as they spend the time clearing the mess, (of course if more than one mafia remains in each team, the other mafia can still perform the team kill)

    Thief Catcher
    Detective role who can identify the theif, but not the mafia.



    I'll do some stats on this configuration to see if it's fair and balanced, it may need tweaking.

    What do people think? Too complicated? I think it could be fun!
    Last edited by Myrddraal; 11-08-2006 at 23:21.

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    Thanks, Myrddraal. I was thinking that maybe the monks could chose one person to heal, like the doctor in other games.

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    I'm in, I just got lynched in Silver's game.

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    The last few Mafia games have really tired me out, to tell you the truth. No offense to Ig, but I'm just going to sit this one out and concentrate on making Mafia V great.

    Thanks for understanding.
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    Oppinions? on the rule mechanics?

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    I like the soldier balance. I think you'll run into trouble with the monk/cadfael thing though. In my experience, that kind of secret is hard to keep, and it seems unnecessary. What's the point of a holy brotherhood if you can't say you are a detective or not?

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    Hmm. I was worried that having two voting allies would give the detective too much power...

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    Well, there are 6 mafiosos looking to kill whoever they think is voting in a block.

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    Thats true actually, though it might give the detective a bit too much protection from lynching, without having to reveal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrddraal
    Thats true actually, though it might give the detective a bit too much protection from lynching, without having to reveal...
    Lots of protection, true, but the detective will need it. The detective and/or lynchings are going to have to wipe out an entire trio to stop half the murders.

    With only one detective, a large safety net would probably help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh
    Lots of protection, true, but the detective will need it. The detective and/or lynchings are going to have to wipe out an entire trio to stop half the murders.

    With only one detective, a large safety net would probably help.
    I agree. I'm also wondering if the nobles can't be somehow known to everyone? It'd make them a huge lightning rod, but it could also allow the game to start out with 2 known innocents. The soldiers would have to decide how many of them, if any, should try to protect their noble whereas the mobs would have to determine whether or not killing a noble is worth the risk. Also, it just makes sense that everyone would know who a noble is. Maybe it could even be a non-voting role like the CoP?

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    Okay, well, now that I'm dead in Godfather, I can play just one game again (my own personal rule). For all those that analyze posting/playing style, as I admitted halfway through Godfather, my early 'newbieshness' wasn't really an act. When people started making fun of me, I did ramp it up to be coy, but I really didn't understand how to play the game.

    When I'm much quieter at the beginning, accept that I've learned some about how the game is played and please don't lynch me out of hand. I'm clearly innocent now, and I'm telling you I'm not planning on posting anywhere near as much.

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    Yeah, I should say, if I'm townie in this game I'll probably be changing my posting style somewhat to appear less guilty. Although not too much, gotta keep the game interesting you know

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    Sasaki:

    Maybe, just maybe, if you changed your

    Icon, Org-name, Sig, posting style, and base language used

    maybe you might not be a lightning rod for trouble.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I am innocent! wtf!

    At least I have fun

    Scary thing is, my average posts per day has jumped up about .75 since these started. When you've been here almost 3 years that's alot.

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    I just found out I have to fly to Japan on Monday.

    I'm out.
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