Well hi there! I assume you've probably read the Guide to Forum Mafia located here:
If not you absolutely should because it imparts information that without, you will be lost reading this post 😂
But, if you are a beginner to mafia, this is your place! The Beginners Series will be a series of 3 games intended to impart crucial aspects of forum mafia, and ease new players into the game. The series will be divided between these three types of games:
Game One- Basic
The first game will be an open set-up game. It is intended to introduce players to the common roles one finds in mafia, and how they are best played in game. Players will have knowledge of how many mafia members there are, how many town players there are, and the different roles in the game. Third-Party roles will not be used.
Game Two- Role Madness
The second game of the series will be a closed set-up game. No specific knowledge of roles will be known, nor the specific number of town or mafia. This game also is the first that incorporates the *possibility* of third parties. A list of *potential* roles will be given, but it will be large and many will not be used.
Game Three- Themes!
The third game will introduce the concept of themes! Not only will each player have a role, but each player will have a *character* that matches with a general theme of the game. For example, in a "Lord of the Rings Mafia" game one would expect to see Frodo, Sauron, etc. but be careful, as this might not necessarily be the case.
I myself am partial to creating custom themes from original writings I create on occasion. But one might easily see a "Philosophers Mafia" or a "Baseball Mafia" or a "Electronics Mafia" and so on and so forth. Themes add a layer of depth to games that is intriguing and adds much material for dicussion between players during the Day Phase.
The factions will not necessarily be split along obvious lines in accordance with themes though, so be careful about the potential cases you build upon thematic analysis!
So there you have it! I'll finish by saying that even though this is intended for beginners, i would have zero objections to even experienced players signing up for this series until the mafia community here hopefully begins to proliferate. If you are confused by this because there are games being played, well then that's great! Post about your interest here or message me directly for details about when the next series will start!
I will add a sign up sheet below, and any interested takers may also c/p it and add themselves.
*Beginner Sign Up Sheet*
The first series will be seven players. Depending on interest subsequent series may be increased in size. Thanks for joining the fun!