The Official Medical Mafia Game Thread
These are the rules. Many mods have contributed to these rules. Many thanks to all of you.
Please read these rules. If you are unsure about something, PM The Two or Derek_B with questions.
THE OFFICIAL RULES (Read or Die!)
HOW TO PLAY:
ROLES: Every player has been given a role, each with it’s own abilities (or lack thereof). Your role PM will explain what it does if you are meant to know. You do not need to reveal your role to other players nor will we do so in the in-game write ups. Of course, you can choose to reveal information about your role if you wish to if you feel it would help you to reach your win condition. Jut remember that any information you reveal can also be used against you, so claiming is entirely at your own risk. If you want to use your ability, PM the mods of the game (The Two and Derek_B). Do NOT post it in the thread unless your role PM states otherwise.
PHASES: The game is split into two phases, Day and Night. The game begins during the day phase with all players (Town and Mafia alike) posting in the thread deciding who to lynch. Lynching is the town’s main way of eliminating mafia, so be sure to examine everything that your fellow players say in order to find inconsistencies, lies, dodgy voting patterns and anything else that could incriminate people. There may also be clues in the end of phase write ups, but relying on those is not advised as they may be veiled, misleading or otherwise unreliable. Day phases last approximately 48 hours or until a consensus is reached on who to lynch. Night phases last approximately 24 hours but may end earlier if all night activities are completed. If you have an optional ability and choose not to use it, please inform the mods via PM so that they know not to wait on your ability.
VOTING: All voting and game related discussion is to occur within the game thread. Town players may discuss who they think are Mafia, and Mafia members should be trying to avoid being lynched by bluffing and blending in and generally trying to not get lynched. To vote on anyone, post VOTE: Username (MUST BE IN BOLD!). You can also change your vote by typing CHANGE VOTE: Username (AGAIN IN BOLD!). You can also change your vote to nobody by typing CHANGE VOTE: No Vote (STILL IN BOLD!). Your last option is to vote for a no lynch, meaning that you actively choose to not lynch anyone. To do so simply type VOTE: No lynch (BOLDED OBVIOUSLY!). All votes post in the thread for your vote to count and it must be in bold. If you vote within a quote then your vote won’t be counted, so if you mess up voting and quote it to edit it then it will not count.
DAY PHASES: A Day Phase is generally over whenever a person obtains votes from more than 50% of the total number of players remaining, at which point they are lynched. It can also end if the time expires before a lynch is reached, at which point a No Lynch will be declared. There are abilities out there that can change votes such as vote manipulators, multi-voters and no-voters so vote counts may not always be as they seem. When a person dies their role title will be revealed for all to see in the end of day write up.
NIGHT PHASES: Night Phases begin after a day phase has ended. During this time most abilities will be sent in to the mods (The Two and Derek_B), with the Mafia usually sending in their kills while the town send in names of people they want to use their abilities on, such as investigate or protect. The night phase will end once all abilities have been sent in or when the time limit expires, at which point the mods will do a write up of the night’s activities. The write up will reveal what players have been killed any some other events that happen depending on what the mods consider important enough to be in the write ups. Whenever possible, try to get PMs into the mods as soon as possible after the start of the night phase in order to keep the game moving along at a quick pace.
Once night has ended, a new day begins and the cycle repeats itself until win conditions have been reached. The Town generally wins when there are no threats left to them, the Mafia generally win when their numbers are equal to or greater than the remaining non-Mafia players. Remember, this is a team effort so if you think sacrificing someone may help your cause then go ahead.
GENERAL MAFIA GAME RULES:
No players are allowed to edit their posts EVER!. Whether it be to correct a typo or to remove some accidentally incriminating things someone has said, no editing of posts is allowed. While mods may choose to be lenient, the standard penalty for anyone caught editing a post is a mod kill.
All players should play to their role/alignment and play to win. While there are likely to be times that you have to do things against your best interest, any players who deliberately go against their win conditions risk being banned from future games for failing to play to their role and going against the spirit of the game.
Players are only allowed to post their role title from their role PM, that is the bit that says you are “Town Aligned Protector” or something similar. You can paraphrase things that your PM says but you are not allowed to directly quote anything else other than the role title from your PM, which is also the only thing players will see when you are dead. Related to this, players are not allowed to ask each other about the specific wording of any part of their roles. In other words, it is okay to ask another player if they are sure that their role means "X", it is not okay to ask another player if their role reads as "X". If the mods catch you posting anything that closely resembles what your role PM says then it will be grounds for a mod kill. You have been warned!
In game “role bets” such as “I will never play again if…” is strictly prohibited. If you do this then you WILL be Mod Killed. It may also lead to a ban from future games, mods don’t want players who will bet on things outside their games in order to try and prove something in a game so just don’t do it.
Though we can’t force you to post, all mods love to see active participants in their games. We advise everyone to check in at least once a day, as games can move pretty fast and it can be easy to fall behind if you are not on regularly.
Though this may also be a mafia game, try not to postwhore in the thread. Where possible try to keep things relevant to the game that is being played and try not to let arguments get out of hand. This game stirs up some passionate arguments and we understand that this will happen, but if anything turns into a personal attack then it ruins the fun for everyone. Be considerate.
Unless your role PM specifically states otherwise, no players are allowed to talk about their role, game plan, alignment, win condition or basically anything game related outside of the game thread. While mods can’t easily enforce this rule, any communication about the game outside of the game thread goes against the spirit of mafia games and spoils the game. Anyone caught doing this WILL be mod-killed. This is your only warning!
Once you are dead, you stay dead. You will not be allowed to participate in the game thread or continue to talk to people outside the thread that you could talk to before. So if you are a Mafia player who dies, you are NOT allowed to continue talking about the game to your Mafia team mates. No dead players will receive any extra information from the mods (The Two and Derek_B) when they die either. If you are dead, try not to post anything in the game thread as anything you say could be an unnecessary distraction to those still playing, though a quick post going “Oooooooo I’m a ghost!!” is generally okay, no-one is allowed to leave cryptic messages from the dead, notes on their corpses or anything like that. If you are dead, your contribution to the game is over.
Talking to other dead players is also frowned upon, as many games have been known to feature a revive type ability or need to have players replaced. Talking to other players outside the game means that these abilities can’t be used properly and that you can’t be used as a replacement, which can still have an impact on the game in play. So don’t do it!
When it comes to mafia games, nothing is ever as it seems. There can be things about your role that you don’t know about, other people can bluff about their abilities, people can lie, events can happen and write ups can be read in many different ways. If you have any questions about what is happening then you can get in contact with the mods (The Two and Derek_B) via PM, and if we can clarify anything for you then we will do what we can. But there are many reasons why we might not be able to, and in any such eventuality you will get a post simply stating the following ->
Example Town Role:
Moon Lit Tears
Tha Black Phenom
Wallbanger (scum group)
17. ShadowedFlames (Replacing SeanMcFly)
19. Crychon (Replacing SuperOwens)
001. The Two - Jack's Pericardium, Jack Aligned Protective Sac
002. Derek_B - Jack's Thymus, Jack Aligned T-Cell Production Gland
06. Gruntmark - A Cancer Cell, Cancer Aligned Corrosive Influence
13. Midnightnick - Jack’s Left Lung, Jack Aligned Pulmonary Organ
03. BHK1978 - Jack’s Eyes, Jack Aligned Optic System
20. Tha Black Phenom - Jack’s Parietal Lobe, Jack Aligned Sensory Analysis Centre
05. Eayragt - Jack's White Blood Cells, Jack Aligned Immune System
18. SGRaaize - Jack's Red Blood Cells, Jack Aligned Oxygen Delivery System
09. Kobe1724 - Hospital Food, Independent Aligned Lethal Weapon
11. Max Peck - Jack’s Stomach, Jack Aligned Digestive Organ
14. MJDGoldeneye - Jack’s Intestines, Jack Aligned Gastric Organ
10. Masterded - Jack’s Tapeworm, Mafia Aligned Invader
21. Wallbanger - Jack’s Gallbladder, Mafia Aligned Hitman
16. Petrija - Jack’s Right Testicle, Jack Aligned Reproductive Organ
12. MichiganHero - Jack’s Left Testicle, Jack Aligned Reproductive Organ
04. Destiny - Jack’s Appendix, Mafia Aligned Don
15. Moon Lit Tears - Jack’s Right Lung, Jack Aligned Pulmonary Organ
01. Arrows - Jack’s Tonsils, Mafia Aligned Silencer
Day 1 - No Lynch
Night 1 - Death of GruntMark
Day 2 - No Lynch
Night 2 - Death of Midnightnick, BHK1978, and Tha Black Phenom
Day 3 - No Lynch
Night 3 - Deaths of Eayragt and SGRaaize
Day 4 - Lynch of Kobe1724
Night 4 - Death of Max Peck and MJDGoldeneye
Day 5 - No Lynch
Night 5 - No Deaths
Day 6 - Lynch of Masterded
Night 6 - No Deaths
Day 7 - Lynch of Wallbanger
Night 7 - Death of Petrija and MichiganHero
Day 8 - Deaths of Destiny and moon_lit_tears
Night 8 - No Deaths
Day 9 - Lynch of Arrows
Last edited by Derek B : 05-31-2010 at 10:14 AM.
Driver: “Sweet zombie Jesus, what hit us?!”
Paramedic: “There’s a dude lying down in the road, we almost hit him! You think he got hit by the same thing that hit us?”
Driver: “That seems like the most likely… uh, thing that happened. Load him up in the back, we’ve got to get this man to hospital as soon as possible. He might be hurt and I don’t want to spend any more time here in Bat Country than absolutely necessary, I don’t have my spatula!”
The paramedics waste no time in lifting the unfortunate bat victim into the back of the ambulance, a haze pouring out of the ambulance doors as they move while carefully keeping their eyes peeled for any signs of the feared scourges of Bat Country. The paramedic stays in the back with the victim trying to make some sense of what is going on while the driver fires up the siren and hurtles off with his ped to the pedal to the metal.
WHEE-OO WHEE-OO WHEE-OO WHEE-OO WOOOOOOOO!!
Paramedic: “Victim is about 6 foot-ish… weighs maybe 200 pounds, give or take… has a wallet with 300 dol… um, no money, no ID, no cell phone, no expensive jewelery, 2 arms, 2 legs, 1 head, no obviously broken bones… Son, what’s your name? You got a name? A contact number? Any livers you don’t need?”
Victim: “Jaaaack… Jaaack… Jaaaack….”
Driver: “Dude, any progress getting information from the victim.. wait, patient? We’re supposed to call them patients right?”
Paramedic: “I can’t remember, dude… victims I think. As far as I can tell he’s called Jack Jack Jack, but he ain’t got any ID or anything.”
Driver: “Damn silly name… let’s just call him Jack, doubt he’ll mind since we’re saving his life and all. We’re almost at the hospital, make sure he’s ready to be moved.”
WHEE-OO WHEE-OO WHEE-OO WHEE-OO WOOOOOOOO!! SCREECH!! CRASH!!
The ambulance pulls up in front of the hospital, bumping another ambulance out of the way as doctors rush to check on the new emergency that has just arrived at the hospital.
Doctor: “I can tell from here what the problem is. You’ve got squeaky brakes because of those damn bats, a damaged front bumper and your engine needs replaced. For just ten thousand dollars I can get that fixed for you within a couple of days and have you out of here in no time at all. I’ll even throw in the bat repelling paint coating for free, and that’s the best deal you’ll get around here.”
Driver: “Hmmm…. I’ll have to think about it. We’ve got a patient in the back doctor, a LIVE one! Looks like a bat victim, but thankfully we got there just in time to scare them off and bring him here.”
Doctor: “Good work, that’s the fourth one this month. You’ll get a medal for this, as soon as the public accept that the threat is real your sterling work in the field will finally be rewarded with the recognition you deserve. Let’s have a look at the victim.”
Paramedic: “Dude, I told you it was victim, not patient. So far all we’ve got is that he’s about this big, slightly overweight… no money or ID or anything, and he says his name is Jack Jack Jack. We called him Jack for short, he seems to like that.”
The paramedic drags Jack out of the back of the ambulance with his arms under Jack’s, leaving the driver to grabs the legs and carry him into the hospital where the doctor quickly assembles his team in a room and they try to work out what is wrong with Jack. Jack is dumped unceremoniously on a bed while the driver and the medic steal some prescription drugs from a nearby medical cupboard.
Doctor: “Right, everyone knows the secret of good medicine is to make sure all the moving parts are properly lubricated and to get your vehicle checked at least once a year. We need a medical history, stat!”
Nurse: “There are no records of a Jack Jack Jack in any local hospitals, doctor.”
Doctor: “Damnit, he must be delirious. This sickness must be worse than we thought… Dr Acula, blood analysis”
Dr Acula: “Ze patient is a non-diabetic male with approximately 10 pints of blood type AB positive coursing through his slightly bruised veins.”
Doctor: “Is that good?”
Dr Acula: “He could probably do vith a top-up and a little sugar to make him tastier, but othervise his blood would be acceptable at any dinner table.”
Doctor: “You Eastern Europeans certainly have some strange sayings but at least you are damn good at your job. Well, somebody fetch my toolkit, we’re taking this man into surgery to see what’s making him so delirious that he can’t even remember his own name.”
Sometime later in the operating room…
A team of doctors and nurses are running around in the operating room, yelling instructions at each other and in the case of one nurse, running in circles screaming. The doctor has his toolkit next to him and Jack is wired up to a bunch of unusual equipment that monitor his tyre pressure and his emissions. It’s hard to tell, but things don’t seem to be going entirely as well as they could be.
Doctor: “Dr Acula, this man keeps bleeding into the space I’m trying to look in, get some suction in here.”
Dr Acula: “Suction being applied doctor.”
The blood expert applies a suction machine, draining the blood into a bottle stashed under the operating table, filtering out any of those annoying bits that sometimes manage to make their way into any good drink. A machine makes a beeping noise and starts to worry the doctor performing the surgery.
Doctor: “Now I’m starting to get worried. This man keeps bleeding and his insides don’t look anything like that diagram on the wall over there. Things just aren’t where they’re supposed to be, those bats really did a number on him, thank goodness our drivers got him here in time. You two deserve medals! And rewards!”
Watching from outside the operating room are the driver and paramedic, sharing a vat of popcorn and wearing some old school 3D glasses with big smiles on their faces. Unfortunately Dr Acula doesn’t look pleased as he makes his way over to a part of the wall that spins around to reveal a large collection of jars of blood, lit by burning torches.
Dr Acula: “ *sigh* Ze things one must sacrifice in ze name of medicine. I was saving zis vintage for a special occasion… Doctor, we should infuse ze victim with zis. And stop the bleeding so that it stays in him.”
Doctor: “Excellent plan. He seems to be bleeding from arou… hey, there’s something that doesn’t look right. Well, less right than the rest of him. I think I’ve seen the problem. I’m going in!”
Throwing his scalpel and wrench over his shoulders, the doctor reaches into the major incision on the patient’s body with one gloved hand and starts rummaging around. The screaming nurse stops in her tracks and watches on as both the driver and the paramedic lean closer to the glass, chewing absent mindedly on some popcorn.
Doctor: “Damnit, it’s getting away from me.”
Dr Acula: “Doctor, ze patient’s vitals are dropping. RPM has dropped, tyre pressure is falling…”
Doctor: “I’ve almost got it… wait, there’s two of them!"
On the revelation that there are two of them the doctor plunges his other hand into the patient, causing some machines to make all kinds of strange noises.
Dr Acula: “Ze patient is in danger, you have to get those out of him soon…”
Doctor: “I’ve almost got them… just need to get a better grip and…."
With a flourish and a small explosion of blood, the doctor pull both his hands out of the patient with a handful of… something. The nurse immediately faints, hitting her head hard on the way down while Dr Acula quickly licks the bloodspray off his face, closing his eyes to savour the flavour.
Dr Acula: “Vitals stabilising… blood mostly staying inside… limbs still attached… I think he might be okay.”
Doctor: “I have saved this man! Score one for the good guys! Let’s close him up and get him upstairs to recuperate. And someone get him something to eat, no-one likes dying on an empty stomach.”
Some time later, upstairs…
Upstairs Jack is trying to recover from the trauma that he has experienced. A nurse is standing by with him as the doctor comes in on his rounds.
Nurse: “Doctor, thank goodness you’re here! This man is burning up and he hasn’t regained consciousness from the operation yet.”
Doctor: “Dammit, it seems that something is killing him from the inside… I was afraid that might happen. There’s only so much we can do for him on this mortal plane… we’ll have to pray to the voodoo gods that Jack’s body can fight off whatever is killing him now. Damn those bats! DAMN THEM!!!"
The Two is dead. He was Jack's Pericardium, Jack Aligned Protective Sac
Derek_B is dead. He was Jack's Thymus, Jack Aligned T-Cell Production Gland
It is now Day Phase 1. With 22 players remaining, it is 12 votes to lynch.
You have until 2:00 am BST / 9:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, May 11th / Monday, May 10th to reach a majority. If a lynch is not achieved, a No Lynch will be declared.
I'm not sure what to think of the nuts...
I trust Rev and ShadowedFlames the most. Everyone else is in the middle somewhere.
Damn, good work.