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About Mafia...

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"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...

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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. Please be aware that to register an account you will need a valid e-mail address, as it is required to try and filter out a few of those darn Chinese bots.
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...

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This month's featured role is The Flying Pumpkin That Shoots Laser Beams Out Of Its Ass!

This role is more of a joke than a serious role to be used frequently in games, however it was deemed worthy of being immortalised on the MafiaWiki none the less. It started when a user named Antrax jokingly referenced it as a non-existent role on the Grey Labyrinth forums, and then later in Improbable Role Mafia he was given it as an actual role. The Flying Pumpkin That Shoots Laser Beams Out Of Its Ass (or "TFPTSLBOOIA" for short) is a 25% Bulletproof and a 75% Vigilante that can choose to "aim" once as to increase it's chances of hitting Scum. It is also now used as the title of the "Best Role" Scummie award.

Creativity truly knows no bounds...

Featured setup...

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This month's featured setup is Nightless Vanilla!

This setup is Mafia in its purest form; no Power Roles, wacky mechanics or contaminations. Just pure Town versus Mafia duking it out through the use of Lynches. The only way either faction can win in this setup is by using their skill: the Town can only catch their adversaries with their intellect and the Mafia are unable to polish off threats and are thus forced to rely purely on deception. It is said that Nightless games are Town-sided. This is due to the fact that for every member of the Mafia that gets lynched the Town can afford an extra Mislynch. Either way, it is a magnet for more experienced players who would love nothing more than a chance to shine.

Contributor of the month...

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This month's top-contributor is wgeurts himself, who has been updating the MafiaWiki for a while now and he felt like putting himself here for once. Isn't he wonderful for abusing his privileges? Don't tell Zoraster...

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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