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Grand Opening Fanfic Mafia
All is not well in the worlds of Pokémon fanfic. From story to story some unseen force has been moving, causing beloved characters to vanish into thin air. Rumors speak of a shadowy organization, motive unknown but undoubtedly sinister, spreading its influence throughout emptying stories. As heroes from tales of all kinds come together, one thing is clear: it will take all of them to root out cause of the mysterious disappearances and restore peace to their narratives.
For our first Thousand Roads event, we're going to be playing mafia! The premise is simple: you choose a fanfic character (your own or one belonging to someone else) and are randomly assigned to one of two teams. Either you'll become part of the mafia, working to take control of the board by eliminating your opponents, or you'll become one of the innocent, working to discover and jail the members of the mafia before they can take over your home.
If you haven't played mafia before, it works like this:
1. Players are split into either mafia or innocent factions. The mafia know who belongs on their team, and they may freely communicate with each other outside of the game thread. The innocents do not know the alignments of any of the other players, and they can interact only by posting in the game thread at designated times.
2. The game proceeds in a series of "day" phases and "night" phases.
During the day, all players are "awake" and able to post in the game thread. This is the time when the innocents need to discuss who they think the mafia are, based on other players' posts or what they believe may have happened at night. Ultimately this leads to players voting on which person should be sent to jail. If the jailed player turns out to have been a member of the mafia, the innocents are one step closer to winning--but if they guess wrong, they'll only help the mafia in their quest to eliminate the innocents.
At night, the mafia choose one player to make disappear. They're free to talk with each other, plan, and strategize, but the innocent players cannot communicate. However, some innocent players may have a special ability that they can use during the night. What kind of ability a player might have will be determined by the character they choose to use in the game.
3. The game continues until either the mafia make up the majority of remaining players (meaning that they can control all day-votes) or the innocents successfully jail all of the mafia.
Right now we're in the sign-up phase. If you'd like to play, post in this thread with the character you want to use. This can be one of your own fanfic characters, or a character from someone else's story, but if you'd like to use another person's character please get their permission first.
Sign-ups are open until midnight UTC on Tuesday, April 30th. I'll get everything set up, and then the game will begin Wednesday, May 1st.