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Framer
Alias: none
Alignment:
Role type:
  • Deceptive
Choice:
  • Night
Status: Known

A Framer may choose to frame a player during the night, causing that target to investigate as Guilty (or whichever result is unfavorable) to Cops. For obvious reasons, this role is almost always aligned with scum.

No version of this role is currently considered Normal on mafiascum.net; Mafia Framers were allowed prior to the spring of 2013.

Standard version

A Framer targets a player to have them investigate as Not Town to Cops.

Variations

The most common variant of Framer is Tailor, which can also target scum to have them investigate favorably to Cops. The name comes from the role tailoring investigative results to the user's liking.

The reverse, a role that gives incorrect innocent results, is the Lawyer.

In games without Cops, Framer/Tailor variants can exist that alter results given to other investigative roles (such as Tracker).

Use & Balance

Framer exists solely to mess with Cops, and is a means of tempering Cops' results. However, most of the time Cop investigations will not be broadcasted for the Framer to directly tamper with, so in practice the Framer must try to deduce who the Cop will investigate assuming that the Cop is not the person the Mafia is killing at Night. This is not impossible to do, but at the same time not particularly likely, so Framer is roughly as powerful as Godfather.

Tailor is slightly more powerful, as it prevents Cops from believing their innocent results as well. Much of the effect of these roles comes in causing players to doubt the Cop's results after they flip (and thus the Town becomes aware of the possibility of the investigation results being tampered with).


Sample Role PMs

The sample Role PM for "Framer" describes the action as follows:

  • As a targeted action: that player will investigate as "Not Town" to Cops. (edit)

Example (simplest form)

Welcome to game! You are a Mafia Framer.

Your team-mates are names. You may talk to them here during night phases and confirmations only.

You have the following active abilities, but may use only one per Night:

  • Each Night, if no other member of your faction is performing this action, you may target a player. Assuming no interference with your action, that player will die.
  • Each Night, you may target a player. Assuming no interference with your action, that player will investigate as "Not Town" to Cops.

You win if at least one mafia member is alive and all other players are dead (or if nothing can prevent the same).

Confirm by replying to this PM with a summary of your role.

Example (with modifiers)

Welcome to game! You are a Mafia 1-shot Loud Framer.

Your team-mates are names. You may talk to them here during night phases and confirmations only.

You have the following active abilities, but may use only one per Night:

  • Each Night, if no other member of your faction is performing this action, you may target a player. Assuming no interference with your action, that player will die.
  • Once in the game at Night, you may target a player. Assuming no interference with your action, that player will investigate as "Not Town" to Cops. Your target will learn that you targeted them (but not what action you targeted them with).

You win if at least one mafia member is alive and all other players are dead (or if nothing can prevent the same).

Confirm by replying to this PM with a summary of your role.