To begin, I would like to publicly thank Tony for providing myself and all of us with this wonderful sub-forum.
So you may be wondering, why is there a new sub-forum? What is Mafia? Why does your face look so stupid, Matt?
Well, let me tell you.
Mafia is a sort of party game. Everyone in the game is either a good guy (Townie), or bad guy (Mafia). The good guys wanna outlast the bad guys, and vice versa. Each day, everyone votes to lynch someone, killing that player and revealing their role.
Each night, the mafia may conspire together and kill a town member. The mafia wins when they comprise 50% of the town.
Here is a Flash-based intro to the game.
Simple enough? Yeah, sure, but things get tricky fast.
The town may have roles to counteract the mafia. For this introductory game, I will tell you we are playing with one doctor and one cop. A doctor can protect a player from mafia death each night. A cop can investigate a player each night, determining their role. They are the town's best friend, though it is in their best interest to keep their roles a secret. The town wins when all mafia members are dead.
Sound fun? Sound at the very least interesting? Don't get it? It's fine, you will. Read over a few threads, get the hang of it. You'll do fine, you'll have fun.
Or maybe you'll die. : )