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  1. 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 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.
  2. Update on The Mafia Championship Exciting news: We are expanding to 150 participating communities, which is more than last season. In fact, we may even go for 165 communities depending on how some invitations go. On that note, if you know of a community that might be interested in participating and isn't on the list in the linked post, let me know and I'll be happy to give them an invitation:!?p=1070949&viewfull=1#post1070949 Since none of the representatives chosen at this point have indicated that they can only play if their game starts April 24, I have made the decision that the qualifying phase won't begin until May 1st in order to allow me more time to get everything properly organized and to get all representatives properly prepared. This will have no impact on the overall schedule for this season; the qualifying phase will still be wrapped up by early July, after which we dive into the wildcard games followed by the finale game. As for how to spectate your representative, I'll get back to you with more info on that, but cliffs: Your community may of course create your own private spectator chat (that your rep can't access), but the general spectator chat (where all communities gather and chat together) will be on Discord this year. If you want an invite to the server already now, just write me.
  3. With two volunteers I'll mark you guys down as participating this year Thanks to Nynaeve for the help. When you guys have decided on the rep, just PM me or something.
  4. Thanks Nyn <3 If anyone has questions, lemme know Any volunteers/people you wanna nominate?
  5. Absolutely, not a problem Game start will be between end Sept and mid Oct. A Doodle will be sent out to ensure you're scheduled for a time that suits you well.
  6. Hi guys For those interested, the finale of the Mafia Championship Season 3 ended a bit over a week ago, and you can read the game here: In the end, the townies took down the victory, and Whiskeyjack from the westeros community was crowned the ultimate champion Interest in a hydra event? At least a dozen different communities this year expressed an interest in a so-called "hydra event", so it's finally gonna happen. 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 one or multiple hydras 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 So maybe your community would also be interested in this. If so and if you're wanting to play and have a partner, please send me a PM on this site within the next couple of weeks. I'll check back then and give you more information. Alternatively, you don't need to, but if you want, you can also go ahead and directly sign up in this thread, which also has a bit more info:
  7. 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 7 - June 6 (72/24 phases, American deadlines) Azrael (MTG Salvation) Cobalt (Gay Teen Forum) Colby11 (The Giraffe Boards) fdas (Art of Problem Solving) GGG (Calgarypuck Forums) Gorf (Smashboards) heuristically_alone (xkcd) Kennigit (CivFanatics) Khris Kruel (Something Awful) Leelou (JetNation) Legato Endless (Giant in the Playground) MightySpeck (Warlight) Newcomb (Dark Lord Potter) SilverKeith (MafiaLandia) Stanari (Flight Rising) tmofer.mashiro (Kaskus) yogsloth (GOG) The game is taking place on Mafia Universe. You can find the specific subforum dedicated to the championship here: 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!
  8. Hi guys Remember that games will be from late April to June. So if you have time in June, you would still be able to participate. Also, we will be doing at least one and maybe several games with 72/24 phases for reps used to slower paces, if that would help. The representative should still be okay with 36/12 phases though if they qualified for the finale.
  9. Let me know if you have any questions about the whole thing
  10. 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: 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).
  11. The 2015 Mafia Championship Finale Game Has Officially Begun: The series started in 2013. Now here we are, 2 years later, season 2 finale, the conclusion to a season that featured 70 representatives from 70 different communities. The best players on the internet faced off against each other, and only 13 could make it into the finale. It's now finally time for the ultimate showdown to determine who is the best forum mafia player on the internet. I hope you'll be watching and cheering on Verbal I also really hope that some of you will want to join our Skype spectator chat (add me: thingyman). It has 100+ people from a bunch of different communities, and it's a ton of fun. Don't miss out!
  12. Game 2: And Game 1 is at lylo. GAME 2 (APRIL 13TH) ✰Alpha✰ (Jesus Toast Mafia) Achromatic (GameFAQs) bcb1213 (Walter Football) JaggedJimmyJay (Rate Your Music) JunkheadX (Wrestling Forum) kaboose (Football Forums) lilrascal (FlopTurnRiver) Maki (Otaku Central) MSU (HeroClix Realms) Ryker (Smashboards) Saposhiente (Giant in the Playground) TortugaGrande (InsideMDSports) Verbal32 (JetNation) The skype chat has 100+ spectators. Add me to get an invite and join in on the fun: thingyman.
  13. Game 1 of the second season of the Mafia Championship has started: 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 LINE-UP 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)
  14. Alrighty, good news: Verbal32 will be representing you guys and fighting for that JetNation win