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  1. 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. I hope it sounds like a fun and exciting event 1. DO YOU ACCEPT THE INVITE? If your community wishes to participate, please confirm your participation to me as soon as you can to ensure yourselves a spot. 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. Setup: https://i.imgur.com/3mIrAVM.jpg 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). Kind regards, Thingyman If you want to get in contact with me ASAP, you can find me on Discord (Thingyman#6075).
  2. Mafia New Games Hosting Queue

    Hi everyone! The game has started: http://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/threads/8182-Season-4-Game-2-Green-The-Mafia-Championship I wish your representative the best of luck! Remember you can join us on Discord if you want to spectate them.
  3. Mafia New Games Hosting Queue

    FINAL UPDATE Your representative has been slotted into this game below. GAME 2 @ MAY 1 (48/24 Phase Lengths w/ 10 PM EST deadline) @aaronadowdy (Paranoia Paradise) @Alabaster (BoardGameGeek) @Alkanthe (Chucklefish Forums) @Choxorn (CivFanatics) @Dendi (NADotA) @Enso (Common Forecast Boards) @Jamie (Zelda Dungeon) @Maverick (Oro Jackson) @Morvis13 (The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe) @pianotm (rpgmaker.net) @pluslefan (Nuzlocke Comics) @Psycho666Soldier (Rajah) @Sgt. Serious (Football Forums) @The Admiral (DuelistGroundz) @Ultimate-Gamer (Starmen.net) Do you wish to spectate and/or talk with players from other communities? We have a big chat on Discord (300+ members) for those that want to spectate and talk about these games. The representatives will be added to this channel too after they die. Or if you just want to chat with people from other communities, we have a general chat too that is unrelated to the Mafia Championship. 1) CLICK HERE TO JOIN: https://discord.gg/zdeEhcg 2) Tag one of the red or blue people in the chat (write @Thingyman or @staff for example), let them know who you are and from what community, and they'll give you the necessary permissions to see the spectator channel. This is necessary to avoid the wrong people (the representatives and their backups) joining the channel. You don't need to have Discord installed in order to join the channel, as there is a web version. Do you want to have your own private community spectator chat? This is definitely both allowed and encouraged. However, I ask that you please do everything possible to make this chat private and inaccessible to your representative, backup and your representative's opponents. It's important that your thoughts and comments don't influence the game. In other words, please don't post about the game in public threads -- this is very important. Where do I get more info? Refer to this thread: http://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/threads/7692-Season-4-The-Time-Is-Now%21 This thread will tell you all the details about this season. It also includes the list of participating communities and their representatives. __________ If you need to get in contact with me, my Skype is "thingyman" and my Discord is "Thingyman#6075". From this point on I will be checking in less on the various sites. I will make sure to pop in again though when your representative's game starts and post a link
  4. Mafia New Games Hosting Queue

    Hope it's okay to post this here. The two champ threads were locked, and I wasn't sure which thread was your general discussion one. UPDATE ON MAFIA CHAMPIONSHIP Originally, the plan was for this season to feature 135 communities. We will now have 165 participating communities, which means that this season alone we will have more different communities represented than all other seasons combined. Approximately 60 communities are participating for the very first time. Of the returning communities, about a dozen of them are resending a previous representative, while the rest are all sending fresh faces. As a result of how big this season has gotten, we'll have more games to look forward to than ever before. We will have 11 qualifying games, 2 wildcard games and 1 finale game = 14 games in total. All kinds of communities are partipating. Besides the sites dedicated specifically to mafia, we have forums dedicated to popular entertainment, sports, poker, board games, online games, video games, role playing, LEGO, personality type testing, stick figure animations, science, atheism, music, mathematics, comics, students, etc. Some of these communities started playing mafia more than a decade ago; Others just started this year. Despite this being a forum event, we will also have communities that play the game via various chat clients (Discord, Telegram, IRC, custom, etc.) and via webcam (with games often streamed on Twitch.tv). And not least, there are communities centered around mafia game variants that you can buy on Steam (Town of Salem and Throne of Lies). This season will also have the biggest international scope yet. For the very first time we will have representatives from Romania, Hungary, Chile, Portugal, Ukraine and Czechia as well as our first person representing a Japanese community. We even have our first Native American. In addition to this, we of course welcome back countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Italy, Indonesia, South Africa and Ireland, meaning that we'll have more than 20 different countries represented in total. _________________________ Next update: I am hoping very much I will have all the info I need from all of the representatives by Wednesday at the latest next week. Assuming I do, I will schedule all the qualifying games on this day and get back to you with your representative's start date.
  5. Thingyman Mafia 2016 Selection

    If anyone is interested, and you are able to find a partner, please send me a PM on this site within the next couple of weeks. I'll then check back and if I've received a PM from you, I'll sign you up and give you more info and start to schedule your game with you Update on finale game: Whiskeyjack from the westeros community won ultimate glory and the title of Season 3 Champion
  6. Thingyman Mafia 2016 Selection

    Hello guys Once again, thanks for participating in this year's Mafia Championship. It was great to have you be represented I thought you might be interested to know that the finale for this season finally started yesterday. 136 communities, 9 games and almost 6 months later - it's finally time for the final 17 players to battle it out to find out which player will earn the title of the Internet's best mafia/werewolf player. Want to spectate the finale? If any people from your community are interested in following along and spectating, you can find the game thread here: http://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/threads/3255-Season-3-Final-Game-The-Koopa-Troop-DAY-ONE The OP post contains a spoiler box called "Threadmarks". Inside this, a table of links to important events will be automatically generated. I.e. it will link to the various day and night starts, for example, making it easier for spectators to get an overview of the game. Day 1 ends tonight at 8 PM EST. If you'd also like to chat with other spectators about the game, we have a huge chat on Skype with almost 200 people. If you're a social butterfly, this is also just a great opportunity to talk with other mafia/werewolf enthusiasts about whatever - it's a very friendly bunch. Join this chat by adding me on Skype: thingyman (the one with a picture). Additionally, you can also join the on-site spectator thread by PM'ing "Thingyman" on the site. Note that activation emails will probably go to your spam folder. If you are having trouble with anything, try PM'ing me here. Hydra event interest? At least a dozen different communities this year expressed an interest in a so-called "hydra event". If you don't know what "hydra" means, it's when two people share the same account (two heads). So the idea is that each participating community can send a hydra of two players, the advantage of which is that it's maybe easier to be active when two players are both playing on the same account, and it's also just a lot of fun. If you are interested in participating in such an event, do let me know and I'll start making a list of interested communities. I don't expect all 135 communities to participate in this at all, so it'll most likely be a smaller thing and obviously it will just be for fun.
  7. Thingyman Mafia 2016 Selection

    Hi guys Here is the game thread if you want to follow along in your representative's Championship game: http://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/threads/2285-Season-3-Game-6-Mad-Men-Mafia-Championship
  8. Thingyman Mafia 2016 Selection

    Malcolm hasn't confirmed yet. Can someone either help me get in contact with him -- or is there anyone here willing to step up and represent DuelistGroundz if Malcolm doesn't confirm in time?
  9. Thingyman Mafia 2016 Selection

    Hi guys You may already be up to date on this, but I thought I'd pop in with new information about your representative. They have been been scheduled for the game below. Game 6 - June 6 (36/12 phases, American deadlines) 7-Zark-7 (ARS Technica) Arsenalex (MensTennisForums) Augustus (Jesus Toast Mafia) digitaldude (Manga Helpers) FCD (VGCW Official Forum) Jackofhearts2005 (HeroClix Realms) madchemist (Paradox Interactive Forums) Malcolm (DuelistGroundz) Max Payne (Metal Gear Solid Forums) Moliere (Octopus Overlords) Nimbus (One Piece Bay) Penz0rman (Bodybuilding) Sloonei (Rate Your Music) Sunbae (Mafia Universe) tbane5 (American Hattrick.org community) The Sun Fan (Flash Flash Revolution) Xardob (TaleWorlds) The game is taking place on Mafia Universe. You can find the specific subforum dedicated to the championship here: http://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/forums/36-The-Mafia-Championship-2016 I want to talk about and spectate the game - what do I do? If you wish to actively spectate and show support for your representative, then there are two ways of doing this. 1) There will be a private spectator thread on the site for each game that you may request access to. Simply register on the site and PM the user "Thingyman", and I will add you. Feel free to spectate games that your representative isn't in as well. These threads are published after the game completes. 2) We have a spectator chat on Skype, with currently more than 200 people in it. It's very active and fun, I highly suggest you join it if you have Skype. It's way more active than the on-site ones. Just add me: thingyman. None of these two chats/threads will be spoiled! Finally, we kindly ask that you refrain from commenting too much on the games in public on this forum, as the other representatives will easily be able to find and read through this (as has happened in the past). I can't control what you do here, but out of respect for the integrity of this Championship, it's best if you don't discuss your reads on your representative or the other players or make comments that could potentially indicate your reads. I.e. even something like "oh man, our representative is totally being his usual self right now" is not good. Speaking very generally about what has happened so far in the game (so as to update your fellow community members) without commenting on it is fine though. I hope this doesn't seem too strict to you guys, but the game can become very uncomfortable (and unfair) if there is discussion about it outside of the game thread. If you want to have your own private spectator chat, that is of course also totally fine and I even encourage it (I'd love to be added if you make one of these) I wish your representative and your community all the best of luck for this season!
  10. Thingyman Mafia 2016 Selection

    I don't know how I managed to misspell Malcolm twice in the same post :P
  11. Thingyman Mafia 2016 Selection

    Is Malcom the confirmed representative? I saw Underwood say he was out if Malcom wanted to go.
  12. Thingyman Mafia Tournament Discussion

    Correct. Sorry if the wording was confusing.
  13. Thingyman Mafia Tournament Discussion

    Invitation to The Mafia Championship Season 3 Hello everyone, it’s that time of the year again :)   I am making this post with the hopes that your community would be interested in participating in Season 3 of the Mafia Championship. It will be bigger and more epic than ever before.   This year we’re expanding once again; 136 communities will be invited to participate, making this not only the biggest Mafia event ever, but also the largest cross-forum event in the history of the Internet. We’ve also moved the venue to Mafia Universe, a new site created largely because of this series.   Are you interested?   As always, how you decide your representative is completely up to you. To guarantee your community a spot in Season 3 of the Mafia Championship, I will need to know of your community's interest within the next week (until April 4th). Following this, you will have an additional two weeks to decide your nominee (until April 18th). Additionally, it would be a very good idea to also name an alternate.   Remember that your representative needs to be prepared to deal with a lot of activity. Expect at least upwards of 500 posts per 24 hours during the early stages of the game. The representative needs to not only be able to read all this, but should also at least be able to manage making 10+ posts per day phase. Season 3 Specifics   • 136 different communities are invited to participate. If some decline the invitation, I may opt to allow larger communities an additional nominee. • 8 Qualifying Games will be played with 17 players each. • 2 players advance to the Finale Game from each game based on post-game votes. • 1 Wildcard Game will be played (Wildcards are decided by a jury consisting of former finalists), determining the 17th and final spot in the Finale. Runner-ups in this game will be first in line to replace any finalists who may have to drop out.   Season 3 Timeline & Important Dates   The first Qualifying Game is set to start April 25th. Additional games will take place in the 1-3 months following. I will create a Doodle and find out the best times to start the various games so that preferably everyone gets to play during a time that suits them well.   In addition to this, it is also a priority to ensure as much as possible that all the players in any given game has no prior history of playing with each other to ensure a level playing field (but I cannot 100% guarantee that this won’t happen).   Season 3 Game Design & Setup   For each season, we’ve changed it up. This time, we’re doing something new again!   The setup is called Matrix12 and is inspired by mafiascum’s popular Matrix6 setup, if any of you are familiar with that. In short, the concept is that there are 12 different possible setups and the host randomizes which one is used. The players know what setups are available, but not which one will be used!   More on the setup here: http://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/threads/1374-Setup-Discussion-Matrix12-%28Proposed-Season-3-Format%29   Regarding lynch mechanics: There will be a deadline each day phase, and the person with the most votes at the end of the day is lynched, unless a majority has already been reached before then, in which case the day ends prematurely.   Days will last 36 hours and nights 12 hours, meaning 48 hours (2 days) per game day. With one exception: The weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will be one game day (so day will be 60 hours and night 12 hours on weekends).
  14. Thingyman Mafia Tournament Discussion

    Hi guys!   I just wanted to pop in and say hi and let you all know that the 2015 Mafia Championship Finale has finally begun: http://www.mafiauniverse.net/threads/269-The-2015-Mafia-Championship-Finale   Several months under way, 70 representatives from 70 different communities, and finally it's time to see who will be crowned the "best" mafia player on the interwebz ;)   If any of you would be interested in spectating and talking with others about the game (or if you just want to shoot the breeze with other mafia enthusiasts), we have a spec chat on Skype with 100+ people from many different communities. Go ahead and add me, if you'd like an invite: thingyman
  15. Thingyman Mafia Tournament Discussion

    Game 1 of the second season of the Mafia Championship has started: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/59/puzzles-other-games/2015-mafia-championship-game-1-a-1523482/   If you'd like to spectate the game, feel free to add me on Skype and I'll invite you to the spectator chat: thingyman   The chat attracted more than a 100 people last time from all the various communities and was a ton of fun. Most importantly, it is a great opportunity for networking and creating connections with other communities as evidenced by the fact that it led to a bunch of crossover games the first time around. You should pop in and say hello :)   [b]LINE-UP[/b] Bubbles (NinSheetMusic) CPHoya (Super Mafia All Stars) fontisian (Dark Lord Potter) Guild (Talking Time) Harb (Play Diplomacy) itisally (The Grey Labyrinth) NeilOnnsu (Art of Problem Solving) Paperblade (Serenes Forest) TheDarkestLight (SC2 Mafia) Timewave (Atheist Foundation of Australia) VikeStep (Feed the Beast) Vytron (xkcd) Zack (CivFanatics)