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Old 04-04-2019, 12:25 PM
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So I got this PM today:

Hi BruteForce

I am addressing this invitation to you as I saw you had played one of the recent EC games on here. I wasn't too sure who to address this to.

I'm hosting a very big Mafia (the more popular name for EC) Championship tournament, featuring 187 different communities, and would like to extend an invitation to your community. I'm hoping this is the best way to go about this.

The Mafia Championship is a super fun event that's been running since 2013. Over the years, 270+ communities, 50+ nationalities and 600+ representatives have participated. More importantly, it has created strong bonds between communities, resulted in countless friendships, and it has even led to people getting married, believe it or not

The concept, to explain it very briefly, is that each community elects one person to go represent them in the Championship. I'd be stoked to see you guys represented, so if this invitation intrigues you, feel very free to share it with your fellow community members.

If you have any questions, just let me know.

The invitation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...A9VG5p4W4/edit

The invitation (in bbcode, so you can post it on the forum if you want): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...eM9MighfM/edit
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:28 PM
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Here's part of the text for the document he links to. Anyone want to join up and represent the AO?

INVITATION TO THE MAFIA CHAMPIONSHIP (SEASON 6)

Ahoy there!

I’m very excited to invite your community to participate in Season 6 of the Mafia Championship.

The Mafia Championship is an annual forum-based tournament series that pits representatives from various online Mafia (aka Werewolf) communities against one another as they compete to determine the Internet’s greatest forum Mafia player. Each participating community democratically elects one person to represent them and be their “Champion”.

The tournament first started back in 2013. Since then, 270+ different communities and 50+ different nationalities have been represented.

It’s a super fun event that has created many new friendships and close bonds between communities. I hope that you would be interested in taking part


DO YOU ACCEPT THE INVITATION?

If your community wishes to participate, please confirm your participation to Thingyman as soon as you can to ensure yourselves a spot. Currently, the plan is to accommodate 187 communities this season (last season featured 170 communities), and if interest is high enough we will expand even further to 204.

If your community agrees to participate, the deadline for selecting your representative is April 26, but the sooner the better.

The games will take place on Mafia Universe. If it’s okay, I can link directly to the general discussion thread regarding this topic on Mafia Universe.

Important notes

You may decide yourselves how you want to elect your representative, but we highly recommend some sort of democratic process (public nominations followed by a poll usually works out well).
In addition to electing a representative, you should also name an alternate (a back-up) who will be asked to step in if the first choice needs to back out.
Your representative should be prepared for having to read upwards of 600 posts per 24 hours during the early stages of the game. Additionally, there’s a requirement that each player must make at least 10 posts per Game Day. Only active players should apply/participate. I repeat: Your chosen player needs to be able to promise a good amount of activity on a daily basis!




SEASON 6 FORMAT

The tournament structure
187 communities will participate, each sending one representative.
QUALIFIERS: 11 Qualifying Games will be played, consisting of 17 players each. I.e. every representative plays in one Qualifying Game. The players themselves vote post-game to determine who is deserving of advancement. 1st place will advance directly to the Finale Game (i.e. 11 of the 17 finalists are found this way), while the 2nd place finishers will advance directly to one of the two Wildcard Games.
WILDCARDS: A Jury consisting of finalists from Season 5 will discuss and vote to determine 23 players in total deserving of a second chance. They will play in 2 Wildcard Games along with the aforementioned 2nd place finishers that advanced directly to these games. From each game, three players will advance to the Finale Game based on a post-game player vote, just like in the qualifying phase.
THE FINALE: The Finale Game is played. Once it has completed, the players vote to determine who shall receive the title of Season 6 Champion and a winner’s certificate signed by Dmitry Davidoff, the creator of mafia.

[removed the definition of roles because it was a table and I'm too lazy to format it so it's readable here]

Relevant mechanics info

Day start.
Role reveals at death are alignment only. You will not learn a player's exact role when they die.
Deadline Lynch. I.e. day does not end at majority.
If there is a tied lynch, one of the tied players will be randomly lynched.
No outside communication. I.e. you may not contact the other players outside of the thread (unless you are Mafia and wish to speak with your teammates).
Phase Lengths and Deadlines will be up to the players themselves (I’ll organize your representative into a game with deadlines that suit their preferences).
Thread is locked during Night Phases.
Votes are automatically locked in at LYLO.
The mafia faction kill is assigned and can be tracked, watched, blocked, etc.
The mafia faction kill is optional on Nights 1 to 4 and mandatory on Nights 5 and beyond.
Usage of night actions is optional, but unused actions will be lost.
Mafia members may perform the faction kill in addition to their regular action at the same time.
The game will have a host to oversee everything and make sure everyone’s following the code of conduct, but otherwise the game is completely automated (automatic votecounts, thread locks and reveals roles automatically, the bot receives and processes actions, etc.).


SEASON 6 TIMELINE

There will be 11 Qualifying Games, and your representative plays in just one of these. They will have start dates during the months of April, May and June. So in other words, as long as your representative can play sometime during that period, they should be good and I’ll make sure they get scheduled into a game that suits their schedule well. I.e. if your rep is busy until June, that isn’t a problem.

Wildcard games will be played in July, and the Finale Game sometime in August/September (whenever we can work out something that suits everyone).

If you want to get in contact with me ASAP, you can find me on Discord (Thingyman#6075).

Kind regards,
Thingyman
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:56 PM
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I'm pretty sure that I'll get lynched quickly, no matter my role.
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I would play but I'm too busy with work and exams right now. It would be cool if someone from the AO could play though.
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I got the same exact PM last week worded identically except it mentioned that I had hosted rather than played. It seemed suspicious to me (even though the event is real), so I ignored it. It would have been better for them to just create a new thread with that information in it.
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I got the same exact PM last week worded identically except it mentioned that I had hosted rather than played. It seemed suspicious to me (even though the event is real), so I ignored it. It would have been better for them to just create a new thread with that information in it.
Hi Cindy

No suspicious stuff here

Since many forums have rules against what can seem like "advertising", I always try to go about it in a proper way, contacting who I think are the leaders of the mafia community and seeing if they approve and/or would be willing to help. Sometimes it's easy for me to identify who to PM, sometimes it's not. So I tried you first, since you'd hosted a game. Then when you didn't respond - because I seemed suspicious, which is 100% fair, it's a very strange message to receive, I get it - I then tried a recently active poster

Anyways, it's all completely legit. I would be very happy to see you guys participate. I'll pop in regularly to answer any questions that you guys might have.
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I would play but I'm too busy with work and exams right now. It would be cool if someone from the AO could play though.
This probably doesn't change anything, but for good measure I should say that you can play as late as mid June. The qualifiers are between late April and mid June, so your representative just needs to have a stretch of 2-3 weeks somewhere during that time period
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Hi Cindy

No suspicious stuff here

Since many forums have rules against what can seem like "advertising", I always try to go about it in a proper way, contacting who I think are the leaders of the mafia community and seeing if they approve and/or would be willing to help. Sometimes it's easy for me to identify who to PM, sometimes it's not. So I tried you first, since you'd hosted a game. Then when you didn't respond - because I seemed suspicious, which is 100% fair, it's a very strange message to receive, I get it - I then tried a recently active poster

Anyways, it's all completely legit. I would be very happy to see you guys participate. I'll pop in regularly to answer any questions that you guys might have.
Thanks for not being offended. I get probably 20 emails a day quarantined at work with suspicious links in them and given how some scammers are able to spoof legit websites, my first thought when I see something with a link in it is "Danger, Will Robinson!". My husband (who also posts on here) did a quick google search and quickly found that this is real, but we still couldn't figure why you didn't just post about it. Now I know why.

I think other message boards are a lot less relaxed than we are. I wouldn't call this an advertisement in the strictest sense of the word, but I see what you're saying. Feel free to "advertise" with us.

As for playing, I'm not a particularly good player. I hone in on the wrong person to disastrous results and totally get caught up in the "wine in front of me". I do play because I can't help myself, but much prefer to host.
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Hi Cindy

No suspicious stuff here

Since many forums have rules against what can seem like "advertising", I always try to go about it in a proper way, contacting who I think are the leaders of the mafia community and seeing if they approve and/or would be willing to help. Sometimes it's easy for me to identify who to PM, sometimes it's not. So I tried you first, since you'd hosted a game. Then when you didn't respond - because I seemed suspicious, which is 100% fair, it's a very strange message to receive, I get it - I then tried a recently active poster

Anyways, it's all completely legit. I would be very happy to see you guys participate. I'll pop in regularly to answer any questions that you guys might have.
I'm curious, how did you find out about the AO, and that we play mafia games here? It seems that you had 2 things going against you: 1) no one knows about actuaries, and 2) we call them EC games instead of mafia.
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I'm curious, how did you find out about the AO, and that we play mafia games here? It seems that you had 2 things going against you: 1) no one knows about actuaries, and 2) we call them EC games instead of mafia.
Haha, I do very, very thorough research

So for example, instead of just searching for "mafia games", I search for keywords associated with the game. So I can't recall which I used to find you guys, but maybe I try "eliminated day 2 good guys win" or whatever :P

I actually have a database compiled with 1000+ sites that play or have played this game.
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