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[SIGNUPS] Fourth Anniversary Vanilla Mafia

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Gym Leader
  1. suicune
  2. umbreon
  3. mew
  4. lycanroc-wes
  5. leafeon-rui
You didn’t think much of the strange invitation that arrived in the mail. It was oddly cryptic and vague, enough for you to dismiss it and toss it in the bin with the rest of the junk mail. You immediately forgot about it and went through your day, and it certainly wasn’t on your mind when you went to sleep that night.

But when you open your eyes to a multicolor sky, lying flat on your back in an eerily empty town square, you would soon realize that maybe you should have given that letter a closer look.

Welcome to Hillside Mafia.

4th Anniversary Vanilla Mafia

Howdy, folks! Come on in, make yourself comfortable, and welcome to my vanilla mafia game! This is my first time hosting a mafia game, so please bear with me, haha. I thank you all in advance for your patience!


First and foremost, if you’re new to playing mafia in an online setting, please check out the spoiler tag below! Negrek has written a very helpful introduction and included some vital links to help you understand how this will work. Keep in mind that playing mafia on an Internet forum is VERY different from the in-person party game version!

1. Players are assigned to either mafia or innocent factions. The mafia know the members of their own 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. Players discuss who they think the mafia are based on other users' 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. The innocent players cannot communicate during the night phase, but some of them may have a special ability that they can use during the night instead.

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.

If you'd like more details, check out this beginner's guide to Mafia, which discusses how the game is played and some of the common terminology and player roles that are often used. You can also take a look at other games in the Celadon Game Corner to get a sense of how things will work!


• To prevent the game from getting too bloated and overwhelming for players to keep up with, I’m putting in a soft cap at 14 players. Hydra accounts will not be permitted this game.

• This will be a vanilla night start game, which means the first phase will be a night phase and all roles will be simple and straightforward.

• There will be many players without powers or unique roles (Goons or Villagers).

• All phases will be 48 hours. However, should the pacing of the game demand shorter phases, I am happy to run a poll and adjust to shorter 24 hour phases if the need arises.

• Phases will start at 11 PM UTC. Please plan accordingly!

• Signups will be open for one week from today and will close at midnight UTC on May 3rd. (Countdown timer here.)

• We will have a Day 0 phase where players can roleplay, get comfortable with their character, and get a feel for the setup. No roles will be given until after Day 0 ends.

On day 1 only, a tie will result in nobody being eliminated. After Day 1, a tie will result in the elimination of the first player that reached that number of votes. For example, if person A reaches 4 votes, and then person B reaches 4 votes, then person A will be eliminated. If person C reaches 4 votes, and then 4 votes are put towards No Elimination, then person C would be eliminated, while no one would be eliminated in the opposite situation.

• There will be a deadchat/spectator room for this game! If you would like to observe rather than sign up to play, just send me a DM either here or on Discord to be added! Dead players will automatically be sent an invitation, but nobody is required to join it.

Under the spoiler below is a list of roles that may or may not be included in this game. Not all roles listed will be present, but any roles that appear in the game will be from this list!

Serial Killer

For info on these roles and what they entail, check out the Mafia Wiki!


Please read these rules carefully BEFORE you sign up for this game. Any sign-up post will be taken as an indication that you have read and agreed to the rules.

1. For the sake of avoiding confusion, please bring a character that is from the Pokémon franchise. They can be a Pokémon, a human, or an OC!

2. Inactive players will not be tolerated. Every player is required to make a minimum of 2 posts per day phase. If you miss a day phase, I will begin searching for a replacement for you. If a replacement cannot be found, you will be modkilled. If you find you won’t be available for a portion of the game’s runtime, send me a message and let’s see if we can work something out!

3. This is a game, not a roleplay. While you can bring a character to RP, the purpose of this thread is to be a game first, roleplay second. What this means is that while you absolutely can have some fun RP interactions with other players and their characters, your main priory should be contributing to the game play, coming up with theories, asking questions, etc. If I notice any player that is not contributing to the gameplay, I will be sending them a DM encouraging them to contribute. Don’t be a deadweight—make an effort to help your team!

4. For the sake of making this game as welcoming and inclusive as possible, please be mindful of your language and tone while playing and discussing theories. While mafia can easily be a high-stress game, my main goal here is to make this one more laid-back, friendly, and easygoing so that more people can enjoy the experience.

If someone is off-base or incorrect about a theory, or if a player is acting suspicious, please communicate these things without being condescending, rude, or abrasive. We want to encourage people to participate again and again, not make them feel small or inadequate. Remember that nobody is perfect or beyond making mistakes. Treat others how you would like to be treated, as a newbie or otherwise!

5. On that note, please be mindful of everything you say in deadchat. Players WILL join the chat later to see what was said, so disparaging players for their fumbles or mistakes is not appropriate. Expressing dismay at the way things play out is one thing; name-calling or ragging on players and their play-style is another. Be kind and courteous. If you wouldn’t want it said about you, then don’t say it.


Last but not least, here is a template to make the process of signing up easier!

By signing up for this game, you are stating that you have read and agreed to the rules outlined in this post.

Backstory/additional notes (optional):
Story of origin (optional):

Last but not least, feel free to ask me questions any time if you need help with something! You can post here in the thread, message me on the forums, or DM me on Discord.

Thank you! Let’s have a great time! 💛
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Flygon connoisseur
  1. flygon
  2. swampert
  3. ho-oh
  4. crobat
  5. orbeetle
  6. joltik
  7. salandit
  8. tyrantrum
  9. porygon
Name: Loaf
Species: Dachsbun
Personality: Loyal, skeptical, pragmatic, and nose for justice
Backstory/additional notes (optional):
Story of origin (optional): makes some appearances in chapter 2 of Blood is Thicker than Poison


Angy Tumbleweed
In Guzma's Closet
  1. sylveon-shiny
  2. gothitelle
  3. froslass
  4. chandelure
  5. mimikyu
Name: Noel Massè

Species: Human

Personality: Bubbly, outgoing, and charismatic cinnamon roll. Will go out of his way to befriend absolute strangers without a second thought and definitely likes to PARTY. However, he will definitely flirt with you if you're pretty and male. Or to simply make you uncomfortable if you seem like the type. You can bet that when he's in the mood, he's definitely one to stir the pot.

Be warned, though. Despite his mostly friendly front, he's no bitch. Well, unless you ask nicely and buy him dinner first ;)

Backstory/additional notes (optional): A Kalos native, Noel grew up training to be the next big musical theater star. He's a triple threat with acting chops, a gifted vocal range, and some mean dancing skills. However, when he wasn't training for the stage, he spent his time honing his skills in technology, coding, and hacking. It paid off because now he certainly knows his way around pretty much any piece of tech or code you put in front of him. Not to mention, he's quite the sleuth, and has a penchant for putting his nose into things where it might not belong.

Story of origin (optional): White Swan, Black Swan



  1. butterfree
  2. mightyena
  3. charizard
  4. scyther-mia
  5. vulpix
  6. slugma
  7. chinchou
Name: Jean Ambrose
Species: Vulpix Pokémorph
Personality: Doggedly bubbly and energetic even in the face of adversity, but not quite as airheaded as she appears.
Backstory/additional notes: Created by her father David Ambrose and his team of scientists as a proof of concept along with seven other Pokémorphs only for them to be forced to raise the children. He tends to spoil her.
Story of origin recent sample on TR: Morphic Bingo

Chibi Pika

Stay positive
somewhere in spacetime
  1. pikachu-chibi
  2. lugia
  3. palkia
  4. lucario-shiny
  5. incineroar-starr
Name: Stygian
Species: Absol
Personality: A clone raised by Team Rocket. Blunt and cynical in nature. Tends to feign disinterest in most people but pays closer attention to everyone than she lets on. Gets annoyed when people lie to themselves or are otherwise self-sabotaging.
Story of origin: LC (link in signature)


Bidoof Fan
  1. sneasel-nip
  2. bidoof
  3. absol
  4. kirlia
  5. windskull-bidoof
  6. little-guy-windskull
  7. purugly
  8. mawile
  9. manectric
Name: Anti-Bravoman (Legal name: Myoshima Bakuda)
Species: Human...ish.
Personality: He tries his best to appear cool, standoffish, and edgy, but often comes off as a try-hard. Deep down, he's desperate to make friends and be recognized as important, and feels like appearing cool will help with that. He has a strong sense of heroism..
Backstory/additional notes (optional): Created by accident by the Power of Science! He's got two primary goals in life: be a super cool hero adored by everyone (or at least be recognized, even if he's shunned for his darkness), and prove himself superior to his self-appointed rival, Bravoman! Has the power to stretch his limbs near-infinitely due to his suit, and to fuse with other's when he's severely injured and/or it's plot convienent.
Story of origin (optional): Comes from as-of yet unwritten material for Origin, but versions of him can be found in What's a Name To a Science Experiment, and A Little Less Lonely.


Wandering Fool
Somewhere, surely.
  1. zorua
  2. vulpix
Name: Theodore (But his friends call him Theo)
Species: Zorua
Personality: Curious, mischievous, and comes off as slightly distrusting. If you help him, he will do anything he can to repay the favor. Claims to have a some form of slightly vengeful spirit/guide in his head, though the validity behind this claim is unknown. Occasionally uses words that he doesn't actually know the meaning of.
Backstory/additional notes (optional): Does, in fact, have the spirit of a Hisuian Zorua named Mitchell in his head, though the spirit doesn't do much other than help Theo use his moves. Additionally, not the most skilled at using his moves or the illusion abilities of a Zorua.
Story of origin (optional): Faux Truths (A work in progress comic that has yet to be posted)


Back on Her Bullshit
a Terrace of Indeterminate Location in Snowbelle
  1. espurr
  2. fennekin
  3. zoroark
Name: Espurr

Species: Espurr

Personality: Inquisitive and sceptical and nosey and good at being indirect and using niceties to get what she wants. She prefers to be seen as someone anyone can trust, and tries to turn up the charm and/or aloofness to get that reaction from others. Deep down she badly wants to be trusted and loved by all, and hopes if she boosts her charisma/likability stat to 20 people will come to adore her. If her ego/childish disdain for people she's decided She Doesn't Like don't get in the way, she generally tries to be seen as Smart and Helpful and keep her actions in the altruistic range and win peoples' trust wherever she can. Likes reading, board games, and, to an extent, dungeon-spelunking. She will be very grumpy and/or snooty with you if messed with repeatedly or in a way that gets on her nerves.

Backstory/Additional Notes: The secret "legendary hero" of a world she was unceremoniously dropped into. She read A Lot of detective novels as a kid and fancies herself a sleuth, but tends to greatly overestimate her ability to control/maneuver a situation and often lands in trouble because of it. If you give her an opening and a very good reason to pry, expect to be interrogated/lowkey investigated later. She also has a habit of manipulating people in small ways to get the outcome she wants, but generally feels remorseful about this and doesn't like doing it unless she deems the ends justify the means.

Story of Origin: Main character of "Do Psychic Cats Dream of Electric Sheep?"


  1. sableye
Name: Kari
Species: Human
Personality: Normally quiet and shy, better once she's comfortable around people but that doesn't come easy to her.
Backstory/additional notes (optional): Dyed marine blue hair, pink tank top over a purple undershirt, lavender skirt, black tights. Former college student at Lilycove University, traveled abroad for studying other cultures. The one character I feel somewhat guilty for tormenting so she gets the easy vanilla game.
Story of origin (optional): Side/minor character in SS

[Side note; debated even joining since the game begins just prior to my move. Will be as active as I can until the 7th when my schedule opens up.]


A cat that writes stories.
  1. purrloin-salem
  2. sneasel-dusk
  3. luz-companion
  4. brisa-companion
  5. meowth-laura
  6. delphox-jesse
  7. mewtwo
  8. zeraora
Name: Whiskey
Species: Absol-human hybrid (aka pokémorph)
Personality: Stern, demanding, pessimistic, and abrasive. Always tired, rarely impressed. Not particularly competitive, and deeply sceptical about all this, but incapable of not correcting people about their halfwit notions.
Backstory/additional notes: Once a full absol, Whiskey was at some point transformed, by meeans of a voluntary medical procedure, into the hybrid he is now. He now serves as a tutor for other hybrids, giving Galarish lessons and combat instruction. He is a stern mentor.
Story of origin: Different Eyes

this bastard

Starlight Aurate

Ad Jesum per Mariam | pfp by kintsugi
Route 123
  1. mightyena
  2. psyduck
Name: Maressa
Species: Human
Personality: Go-getter, adventurous, can be hot-headed, but also genuine and almost always believes that what she is doing is the right thing; wants to change the world for the better
Backstory/additional notes (optional): Maressa is an (ex) Team Aqua grunt who ends up way more involved in their world-changing schemes than she wanted to be. She joins believing that she would change the world and make it more suitable for both people and Pokemon and slowly becomes exposed to the ruthless and disturbing workings of Team Aqua. Traumatized by her experiences, she's willing to do what it takes to survive and get her friends to safety.
Story of origin (optional): Protagonist of Drowning (link in signature)
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