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Invitation to Mafia Championship

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  1. Mr_Thingyman

    Mr_Thingyman Diabloii.Net Member

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    Hey guys

    I hope it's cool to share this here. I originally asked @The Silver Shroud about this a whole year ago, and he suggested that I just post it myself here. I never got around to doing it last year, and I'm doing it a bit late this year too, but hopefully with just enough time :)

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    INVITATION TO THE MAFIA CHAMPIONSHIP (SEASON 6)

    Hello everyone.

    I’m very excited to invite your community to participate in Season 6 of the Mafia Championship.

    The Mafia Championship is an annual forum-based 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 tournament first started back in 2013. Since then, 270+ different communities and 50+ different nationalities have been represented.

    It’s a super fun event that has created many new friendships and close bonds between communities. I hope that you would be interested in taking part :)

    1. DO YOU ACCEPT THE INVITATION?

    If your community wishes to participate, please confirm your participation to Thingyman as soon as you can to ensure yourselves a spot. Currently, the plan is to accommodate 187 communities this season (last season featured 170 communities), and if interest is high enough we will expand even further to 204.

    If your community agrees to participate, the deadline for selecting your representative is April 26, but the sooner the better.

    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 (a back-up) 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 600 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!

    1. SEASON 6 FORMAT

    The tournament structure
    • 187 communities will participate, each sending one representative.
    • QUALIFIERS: 11 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. 11 of the 17 finalists are found this way), while the 2nd place finishers will advance directly to one of the two Wildcard Games.
    • WILDCARDS: A Jury consisting of finalists from Season 5 will discuss and vote to determine 23 players in total deserving of a second chance. They will play in 2 Wildcard Games along with the aforementioned 2nd place finishers that advanced directly to these games. From each game, three players will advance to the Finale Game based on a post-game player vote, just like in the qualifying phase.
    • THE FINALE: The Finale Game is played. Once it has completed, the players vote to determine who shall receive the title of Season 6 Champion and a winner’s certificate signed by Dmitry Davidoff, the creator of mafia.

    The setup: Mad17

    13x Town
    4x Mafia

    Each of the following 17 roles will be assigned at random to one player in the game without regard for the player's alignment. Each role is restricted to using its action only on the nights listed on the chart.

    [​IMG]

    More information on Mafia Universe.

    Relevant mechanics info

    • Day start.
    • Role reveals at death are alignment only. You will not learn a player's exact role when they die.
    • Deadline Lynch. I.e. day does not end at majority.
    • 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 your representative into a game with deadlines that suit their preferences).
    • Thread is locked during Night Phases.
    • Votes are automatically locked in at LYLO.
    • The mafia faction kill is assigned and can be tracked, watched, blocked, etc.
    • The mafia faction kill is optional on Nights 1 to 4 and mandatory on Nights 5 and beyond.
    • Usage of night actions is optional, but unused actions will be lost.
    • Mafia members may perform the faction kill in addition to their regular action at the same time.
    • The game will have a host to oversee everything and make sure everyone’s following the code of conduct, but otherwise the game is completely automated (automatic votecounts, thread locks and reveals roles automatically, the bot receives and processes actions, etc.).

    1. SEASON 6 TIMELINE

    There will be 11 Qualifying Games, and your representative plays in just one of these. They will have start dates during the months of April, 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).

    If you want to get in contact with me ASAP, you can find me on Discord (Thingyman#6075).


    Kind regards,
    Thingyman
     
  2. Mr_Thingyman

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    Mr_Thingyman Diabloii.Net Member

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    If you'd be interested, I'd say just go ahead and volunteer. Or if there's another person you'd like to see go, you can nominate them :)
     
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    The Silver Shroud Diabloii.Net Member

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    I won't be able to participate, not with dedicating time to playing here, getting my own game ready and running my game, which will likely coincide with this tournament thingy (see? I made a punny!). And that's not even counting anything I'm going to be doing IRL outside work.
     
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    Mr_Thingyman Diabloii.Net Member

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    Also, to clarify, the representative can completely decide these things:

    - Whether the game has American or European friendly deadlines.
    - Whether the game should start April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17
    - Whether the game should have 12-hour/12-hour day and night phases, or 36/12, 48/24 or 72/24
     
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    I’m super interested but I cannot commit the time currently due to work
     
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    If nobody else can do it, I'd be happy to give it a go. I am not certain I'm necessarily the "best" but ... sometimes just good enough is good enough.
     
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    Mr_Thingyman Diabloii.Net Member

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    Awesome.

    @DiabloTwoinDC said he'd do it if none of the more experienced players wanted to. I'm taking it you have more experience, so maybe Diablo would want to see you take the main representative slot, and he could then be your back-up and replace you, in case something happens?

    Or if you want, you can switch that around. I'll leave it up to you guys.
     
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    I’d be interested in participating as well. Sounds like a fun project. Happy to take a tertiary stand in or whatever.

    Pity Goryani doesn’t still play; he’s probably the strongest player we could have submitted.
     
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    Mr_Thingyman Diabloii.Net Member

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    @DiabloTwoinDC @Drixx @Caluin Graye

    All three of you have expressed interest. And you have all also expressed willingness to stand aside to let someone else take the main representative slot. So we need to settle this somehow with just 2 days to go before the deadline :D

    Two suggestions.

    1) Do a quick poll?
    2) You can discuss it here amongst yourselves. One of you as the main rep and then the other two can be back-ups in case it's needed.

    One thing to consider, if you didn't already: The Championship games will be quite active. Expect around 500 posts per 24 hours for the first few days. And there is a requirement that you must make a minimum of 10 posts per game day. So if you do have a job where you can't check in and you don't have much free time when you're home, then it becomes much more difficult. I'd recommend having at least a couple of hours per day to spend on the game.
     
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    Vote: Drixx and Caluin Graye :D
     
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    Vote: Caluin Graye and Drixx:confused:
     
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    We could send Prestige7.
     
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    Good point, probably best I not participate then. I'll cheer Drixxy on from the sidelines!
     
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    The Silver Shroud Diabloii.Net Member

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    I know I wouldn't be able to keep up with 500 posts in that amount of time. If I did, I wouldn't have time for anything else.
     
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    This.

    I was thinking about it but that's more than I care to try sorting through in a single day... I'll definitely keep an eye on the game though
     
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    What do I need to do?
     
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    I'll send you a PM :)
     
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    Any chance of a link to the game when it starts?
     

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