Mafia Proposal: Assassin in the Palace

ZittoZitto Member Posts: 368 Fabled
edited September 2019 in The Real World
I was wondering whether anyone would be interested in playing a variant version of forum mafia called Assassin in the Palace. The premise is that one player is the king, one player is the assassin, and the remaining players are the guards. The guards know the identity of the king, though the king does not know the identity of the guards. Once lynched, the assassin attempts to identify the king and wins if they successfully assassinate him, losing if they choose the wrong target. It's explained in a little more depth here: https://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Assassin_in_the_Palace

If five or more people are interested in playing, I'd be happy to host a game. Leave a note if you're interested. Sign-ups will stay open until Friday at about 7pm EST when I will open the game.

Players:

1. Sylandra
2. Portius
3. Daraius
4. Lief
5. Alexandria
6. Chronas
7. Coraline (Soft)

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  • SylandraSylandra Join Queue for Mafia Games The Last Mafia GameMember Posts: 4,722 Transcendent
    I'd be down.
    Daraius said:
    "Oh yeah, you're a naughty mayor, aren't you? Misfile that Form MA631-D. Comptroller Shevat's got a nice gemstone disc for you, but yer gonna have to beg for it."
  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,627 Transcendent
    I am open to this.
    Any sufficiently advanced pun is indistinguishable from comedy.
  • DaraiusDaraius Shevat The juror's taco spotMember Posts: 4,718 Transcendent
    Me too.
    I used to make cakes.

    Estarra the Eternal says, "Give Shevat the floor please."
  • LiefLief Member Posts: 389 Mythical
    I've never played forum mafia, and never played this variant anywhere, but I've had so much fun lurking in on your guys' games.

    I'll play!
    A gentle breeze ruffles your wings and whispers in your ears, as if for you alone, "Dragonfly's words shine... seeds, sown and tended, inspire... a forest harvest."

    ~

    Maylea reaches out, Her fingers poised in midair. "Now you are of Me, even more than you were before." Her golden and azure eyes glitter. "Walk well, Eldin. Shed glory in My name, and bring life to the lifeless."
  • CoralineCoraline Member Posts: 517 Virtuoso
    I like to sit one out and watch a game from the sidelines, but also want to have enough people to play. So count me in only if you're one person short.
    The Venerable Masasachi Dith, Tranquil Sophist tells you, "You will never reach enlightenment if you are in such a hurry."
  • ZittoZitto Member Posts: 368 Fabled
    That's five, which is enough to play! Sign-ups will stay open until Friday at about 7pm EST when I will open the game. @Coraline I will include you if we're short players but not if we have more sign-ups, thanks for volunteering!
  • AyisdraAyisdra Member Posts: 1,225 Mythical
    I don't quite understand this setup.

    why would there be any talking at all and not just voting? why would this not just last an hour (so to speak)?
  • LiefLief Member Posts: 389 Mythical
    Ayisdra said:
    I don't quite understand this setup.

    why would there be any talking at all and not just voting? why would this not just last an hour (so to speak)?
    That's a strategy, but I'm planning to be talky regardless of my role. (Sorry fellow guards!) If the assassin were to blind vote for someone and landed on the king, and guards refused to vote that way, it would probably let an assassin win since they win even if guards successfully lynch them, so long as they figure out the king.
    A gentle breeze ruffles your wings and whispers in your ears, as if for you alone, "Dragonfly's words shine... seeds, sown and tended, inspire... a forest harvest."

    ~

    Maylea reaches out, Her fingers poised in midair. "Now you are of Me, even more than you were before." Her golden and azure eyes glitter. "Walk well, Eldin. Shed glory in My name, and bring life to the lifeless."
  • SylandraSylandra Join Queue for Mafia Games The Last Mafia GameMember Posts: 4,722 Transcendent
    It’ll be interesting seeing how it works out. I can see it being pretty fun and chaotic!
    Daraius said:
    "Oh yeah, you're a naughty mayor, aren't you? Misfile that Form MA631-D. Comptroller Shevat's got a nice gemstone disc for you, but yer gonna have to beg for it."
  • ZittoZitto Member Posts: 368 Fabled
    Ayisdra said:
    I don't quite understand this setup.

    why would there be any talking at all and not just voting? why would this not just last an hour (so to speak)?
    The guards have conflicting interests of trying to minimize information for the assassin and trying to lynch the assassin as soon as possible, because each mislynch reduces the population the assassin has to consider when choosing their target. Guard odds are a better if they lynch the assassin on day two than day four. In the worst case scenario, the assassin manages to lynch everyone but the king before being found.
  • SylandraSylandra Join Queue for Mafia Games The Last Mafia GameMember Posts: 4,722 Transcendent
    (We should do the congestion variant after this too! That one looked neat.)
    Daraius said:
    "Oh yeah, you're a naughty mayor, aren't you? Misfile that Form MA631-D. Comptroller Shevat's got a nice gemstone disc for you, but yer gonna have to beg for it."
  • ZittoZitto Member Posts: 368 Fabled
    Sylandra said:
    (We should do the congestion variant after this too! That one looked neat.)
    I am not familiar with this version but I am happy to play or host anything!
  • SylandraSylandra Join Queue for Mafia Games The Last Mafia GameMember Posts: 4,722 Transcendent
    @Zitto You can take a break and play on that one - I can oversee it next. :3
    Daraius said:
    "Oh yeah, you're a naughty mayor, aren't you? Misfile that Form MA631-D. Comptroller Shevat's got a nice gemstone disc for you, but yer gonna have to beg for it."
  • DaraiusDaraius Shevat The juror's taco spotMember Posts: 4,718 Transcendent
    I'm just hoping that no one understands this variant and I'll stand a chance.
    I used to make cakes.

    Estarra the Eternal says, "Give Shevat the floor please."
  • AlexandriaAlexandria Member Posts: 247 Gifted
    I'm willing to give it a go.

    Czixi, the Welkin murmurs, "Fight on, My Effervescent Sylph. I will be with you as you do."

  • ZittoZitto Member Posts: 368 Fabled
    We now have six players with Coraline. The balance is optimal at six, but it remains fairly even up to eight players. Coraline has agreed to stay as a sixth player for balance if nobody else signs up, but more players are still very welcome.
  • ChronasChronas Member Posts: 23 Inept
    I'd like to join - really enjoyed my last mafia endeavour.
  • SylandraSylandra Join Queue for Mafia Games The Last Mafia GameMember Posts: 4,722 Transcendent
    Hype for tonight!
    Daraius said:
    "Oh yeah, you're a naughty mayor, aren't you? Misfile that Form MA631-D. Comptroller Shevat's got a nice gemstone disc for you, but yer gonna have to beg for it."
  • ZittoZitto Member Posts: 368 Fabled
    Role notices will be going out shortly and the game will begin!
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