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Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 22 Apr 2018, 07:19:29
by Thingyman
INVITATION TO THE MAFIA CHAMPIONSHIP (SEASON 5)

Hello there! :)

It is with great pleasure that I hereby invite your community to take part in Season 5 of the Mafia Championship.

The Mafia Championship is an annual forum 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 whole thing started back in 2013, and since then more than 225 different communities and 50+ different nationalities have been represented.

As you may recall, zark has represented you guys the past two seasons. I hope you'll be part of this season well :)

1. DO YOU ACCEPT THE INVITE?

If you agree to participate, the deadline for selecting your representative is May 1. If this is too soon for you to decide on anyone, let me know and we can work something out.

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 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 500 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.

2. SEASON 5 FORMAT

The tournament structure
  • 170 communities will participate, each sending one representative.
  • 10 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. 10 of the 17 finalists are found this way), while the 2nd places will advance directly to one of the two Wildcard Games.
  • A Jury consisting of finalists from Season 4 will discuss and vote to determine 25 players in total deserving of a second chance: 1 will advance directly to the finale, and the 24 other players will play in 2 Wildcard Games along with the 2nd places that advanced directly to these. From each game, three players will directly advance to the Finale Game based on a post-game player vote.
  • The Finale Game is played. Once it has completed, the players vote to determine who shall receive the title of Season 5 Champion and a winner’s certificate signed by Dmitry Davidoff, the creator of mafia.
The setup explained very briefly (more details on host site)
This (view picture below) is a semi-open grid setup meant for 17 players: 4 mafia versus 13 townies. First you randomly select a number to decide the mafia team's composition of Power Roles (1-2), then you randomly select a letter to decide the town's composition of Power Roles (A-E). Fill in the number of Vanilla Townies needed to make the town team have 13 members total, and you have your setup.

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*Town Jack of All Trades: 1x Vigilante, 1x Roleblocker, 1x Tracker.

Relevant mechanics info
  • Day start.
  • Deadline Lynch w/ Option for Majority starting Day 2. I.e. when day timer runs out, person with most votes will be lynched. However, day can also be ended early (starting Day 2) if there is ever a majority of votes on one person.
  • 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 them into games with deadlines that suit their preferences).
  • Thread is locked during Night Phases.

3. SEASON 5 TIMELINE

There will be 10 Qualifying Games, and your representative plays in just one of these. They will have start dates during the months of 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

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 24 Apr 2018, 17:30:01
by Thingyman
Hi guys

I'm going on a short vacation tomorrow. Will be back Sunday, April 29.

As for the deadline for choosing a representative (or someone volunteering themselves), I am extending this by a couple of days to May 3.

When/if your representative is decided, that person should please either PM me on Mafia Universe or reach me on Discord: Thingyman#6075. During evenings I will quickly check messages and get them the information they need to prepare for the game.

Hopefully someone volunteers, would be sad to have you guys not be part of this season :/

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 26 Apr 2018, 15:06:19
by Omega
TWG Crew - Anyone interested here? I will probably send an e-mail blast soon. I know we haven't had a game in a wile.

I think I'll run one in May, try to get some activity back around here... And this time, I won't let Okaros take it over!

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 26 Apr 2018, 17:01:47
by DastardlyOldMan
Not here - no way that I have the time to commit to a game of that caliber, and I'm going to be in and out of wifi range quite a bit.

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 29 Apr 2018, 15:40:59
by Thingyman
DastardlyOldMan wrote:Not here - no way that I have the time to commit to a game of that caliber, and I'm going to be in and out of wifi range quite a bit.


A game starting mid June wouldn't be possible either, perhaps?

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 29 Apr 2018, 16:34:47
by DastardlyOldMan
Thingyman wrote:
DastardlyOldMan wrote:Not here - no way that I have the time to commit to a game of that caliber, and I'm going to be in and out of wifi range quite a bit.


A game starting mid June wouldn't be possible either, perhaps?

I'm traveling for a couple of years or thereabouts.

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 29 Apr 2018, 17:44:21
by Admetus
I don't think I could keep up with the demands, sorry.

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 01 May 2018, 13:23:48
by 7-zark-7
I’m out. Sorry guys.

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 01 May 2018, 13:52:25
by Thingyman
@Omega

I don't suppose you'd be up for the task? ;)

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 03 May 2018, 16:22:53
by Thingyman
If anyone is interested in repping ARS Technica this year, please let me know before the week is over.

A little video to hopefully get you hyped about this season - would love to add your community's name to it :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT3s0MrQZxA

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 03 May 2018, 20:45:09
by dferrantino
Any other time I'd be down but my wife is like, 2 weeks from the could-pop-any-day-now stage of pregnancy. Don't think I'll have time for anything mid-June, let alone a game of Mafia.

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 04 May 2018, 11:23:33
by Meta4
We should make Ravebomb do it. He's never doing anything productive.

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 05 May 2018, 09:36:12
by RaveBomb
Gah... Sadly I'm out. My attention is elsewhere these days. :(

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 08 May 2018, 08:54:02
by Aldax
God knows I'm not that good :lol: but I think that around late May-June work will get light enough that I can play no problems, that is of course if people here agree to have me as a representative

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 09 May 2018, 00:57:12
by DastardlyOldMan
Absolutely, go for it.

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 09 May 2018, 12:35:39
by Admetus
Knock yourself out!

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 10 May 2018, 09:51:12
by Aldax
I'll be contacting Thingyman on Discord, let's hope I'm not too late for signups

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 11 May 2018, 13:00:31
by Aldax
I wasn't! I am signed up and ready to go. Now let's hope I last more than the first round

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 11 May 2018, 18:09:08
by DastardlyOldMan
Woohoo - knock 'em dead (well, if you're a wolf, that is).

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 11 May 2018, 21:27:26
by Admetus
Otherwise, vote 'em dead! Or shoot 'em dead.

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 12 May 2018, 19:10:16
by 7-zark-7
Good luck - please post the discord link do we can watch (hell, maybe that one will work from my office

More in a bit?

7z7

Re: Mafia Championship S5: Will You Send Someone?

Posted: 14 May 2018, 07:37:10
by Aldax
The MU Discord link is this: https://discord.gg/zdeEhcg (grabbed from one of the threads).