Would anyone be seriously keen to get a game of Mafia started up on NFF? It's a fun game that can usually be played live on chat or by forum posting and pm voting. Basically, the informed minority (mafia) are at war with the uninformed majority (villagers+doctor and sheriff). The game is divided into 3 phases
The narrator randomly chooses 3 people out of a group of 7-10 to be the doctor, mafia and sheriff (bigger games have more members of the mafia), while the rest are villagers. These people are unable to prove who they are to anyone but the narrator. The narrator then narrates the story, ending with everyone in the game going to sleep.
During this night phase, the mafia chooses which person they would like to kill, while the doctor chooses who they would like to protect/save. Finally, the sheriff has one guess at who they think the mafia is, which the narrator will confirm/deny. all of this is completely confidential between the party interacting with the narrator and the narrator.
Finally, everyone wakes up and discovers who the mafia has killed (or if the doctor happened to save them). Afterward, everyone will have to vote one living contestant out, with the aim of voting out the mafia from the game. The mafia wins when the mafia equals or gains a population majority
The idea behind this is that you want to win (as either the mafia or the village), but you want the smallest winning party possible. This means not only will you be trying to tell who the mafia is, saving your sheriff (who can only claim to be the sheriff, you can not prove you are anything!) to help catch the mafia, you'll also be playing to get rid of your peers, both as the mafia and as villagers. Expect backstabbing to occur!
If there is any interest for this widely popular forum game, please feel free to post or pm me
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