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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. 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...

This month's featured role is the Serial Killer!

This role is one of the oldest Roles to exist in the game, yet it is still one of the most popular amongst players. Aligned with nobody but itself a Serial Killer can only rely on its own skill and cunning. It wins by being the last player remaining, and is given the ability to kill a player each Night as to achieve this win-condition. Serial Killers also have the added benefit of being able to genuinely appear to be hunting for scum which can help them blend in with the Town. Don't be fooled however, this isn't an easy role to play. You are prone to other player's kills as well as incriminating investigation results, as nobody else is there to aid you one unlucky moment will lead to your downfall. To try and balance this out a little moderators often give it various benefits, such as being Bulletproof or Investigation-Immune. If you feel like adding a little thrill to one of your upcoming games you may consider adding one of these roles.

Featured setup...

This month's featured setup is Super Saint 3!

This tiny Micro Setup for three players isn't technically Mafia, as there's only one player aligned with the Mafia (and you can't have an informed-minority as such), however it's an old setup that used to be very popular on Scumchat. It contains a Mafia Goon, a Vanilla Townie and a Super Saint. A Super Saint is a role that if lynched kills the player who Hammered their Wagon. This means that even if the Mafia Goon manages to get a Town aligned player lynched he may still end up losing if he was the second player to vote the Super Saint. This setup has no Night-phases due to it's size, always being resolved in a single Day. There's a rather large portion of luck involved here so it's only suggested to run this setup if your looking for a lighter type of Micro-game.

Contributor of the month...

This month's top-contributor is BulletNLynchproof, who has contributed to the MafiaWiki by updating a large amount of Open-game history data as well as other various general contributions.
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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