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About Mafia...

"In the peaceful Sicilian village of Salem, a dark presence is about to make itself known. For years, the family based crime organization known as the Mafia has been establishing itself in the foundation of the community. Until now, the naive citizens have been unaware of the evil among them. Tonight, however, the Mafia makes its move. Tonight, someone will die, and until the Mafia has eliminated all opposition, the innocent will continue to die. Unless, of course, the Mafia is destroyed first..."

The above is a typical opening for the game called Mafia (Also known as "Werewolves of Miller's Hollow" or "Town of Salem"). The game can be played by an indeterminate group of people, each playing the role of either a murdering Mafia member or an innocent townsperson, along with a game moderator. At the beginning of the game, Night falls, and the Mafia family members become aware of each other (by communication from the moderator). They then choose a victim, and the moderator announces the death scene. When Day breaks, the town must try to weed out the evil by lynching someone they suspect to be mafia.

The game of Mafia (in Meat World) is usually run with playing cards representing the possible roles in the game. The moderator secretly distributes the cards to the players, then has everyone put their head down/close their eyes. During the Night, the moderator "wakes up" the mafia, and they silently choose a victim. During the Day, everyone discusses, argues, swears, and eventually votes for someone to lynch. The cycle repeats until the endgame.

MafiaScum, however, is devoted to the online version of the game. As far as anyone knows, this version was first attempted in August 2000 on the Grey Labyrinth website. It was so successful that mith (a regular GL-er) felt it warranted its own site. Online Mafia has the potential for more strategy and subtlety because it removes most of the possibility for cheating and provides players with a chance to form suspicion based on logic and voting patterns instead of facial expression. It also has the potential for just as many (if not more) laughs, because the players can act however they like, no matter how shy they might be in real life.

For more information on the game check out this article: Game of Mafia

Getting Started...

To get yourself into a game the first thing you will have to do is go to our forum. You need to register an account with us in order to do almost anything, the link to register is in the top right corner of the index-page. You will need a valid e-mail address to register, as you will be required to validate your registration by clicking a link sent to that account.

All of our sign-up threads for games are found in the Queue subforum. To join a game, post something along the lines of "/in" in its signup thread. You will be assigned to a player list, and when the list is full, you will be instructed further on where to go and what to do. If you're new to the site, we don't recommend joining a lot of games at once in case you lose interest and flake out of all of them later on. If you decide that you want to abandon a sign-up list before you are assigned to a game, post "/out".

For more details and information please read this guide: Quick Guide to Mafiascum

Featured role...

This week's featured role is the CPR Doctor!

Essentially this is a Vigilante with the added bonus of blocking the factional-kill of the Mafia if you both target the same player. Assuming a game isn't Multiball this mean you know someone is town similar to a cop result as well as having blocked a kill.
However if you find yourself with this role as a non-town aligned player then you're safe to assume there's another killing faction and/or role in the setup. Truly this is a shockingly (pun intended) exciting role!

Featured setup...

This weeks featured setup is Forest Fire!

This setup designed by Micc is based around the uncommon role Arsonist. The Town faction is turned into a group of trees and the Mafia's goal is to "burn" all the trees to ashes, hence the name of the setup. It's a good replayable setup which is worth using if you want to run a simple yet fun game.

Contributor of the month...

This months top-contributor is Ether, who has helped out by updating a lot of the setups statistics and history data as well as providing a decent contribution to discussion on improvement.
Each month wgeurts will pick a wiki-contributor who has helped contribute to the MafiaWiki in the best manner during the last month. He will then dedicate this section to "glorify" their efforts.

Help us out!

Without contributers this wiki wouldn't exist! Help us out by creating articles on mafia theory, keeping things tidy and organised, and producing content covering anything to do with mafia. Every little helps and we couldn't do this without the aid of others. To find ways you can help out either check the wiki-thread here or read the to-do lists here.

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