Some have it easier and some have it hard
But it’s all in how you play your hand
You can fold or you can raise and make a stand!
Speed: 7 days, nightless. Aim will be to have days end Tuesdays around 9-10 am PST and the new day begin around 1pm PST.
Bastardry: None. Semi-open setup.
- Do not talk about the game outside of this thread, apart from a properly labeled spoiler in the discussion thread.
- Please stay on topic at all times.
- Lurking is frowned upon; if you need to drop out, please let me know as soon as possible. If someone feels that another player isn't contributing to game play, please make me aware. Modkills will be handed out if replacement cannot be found without regard to balance.
- If you aren't part of this game, please do not post in the thread.
- Once the day phase has ended, do not post in the thread.
- You may not quote the contents of any PM related to this game, but you can paraphrase.
- If you have been killed in game, don't say anything for the rest of the game.
- You may not use encryption systems in order to communicate privately or circumvent these rules.
- You may not edit your posts unless explicitly told to do so by the mod (which is not in any way expected to happen).
- You cannot ruin the game for other players.
- You must play to achieve your win condition.
- Please make an effort to include the mods on all PMs. Mistakes happen but make me aware if they do.
- To vote for a player, please write: Vote: <player> on a separate line.
- You may unvote a player using Unvote, but you are not required to do so to change your vote.
- If a player secures more than 50%+ of the total available votes, they will be hammered. The day phase will end immediately.
- The lynched player’s role PM will be revealed at the start of the next day phase.
SPECIAL NEWBIE TIPS/ADVICE:
- Be active! Talk to people and engage in discussion. Don’t worry about being right or wrong. The more you talk, the better you’ll play!
- The mafiascum website here is a great resource for learning mafia terms and strategy. Feel free to PM the mod or ask any of the players here questions if you need assistance.
- The GoJoe Memorial Thread here is a place where players can go to post their private thoughts about the game. Any post in this thread marked as part of Poker or Texas Hold’em mafia should be considered a game spoiler and MUST NOT BE READ until you are dead or the game is over. Feel free to post your thoughts in GoJoe if you wish, but you are not required to.
- If you wish to sort posts by author to see only the posts of one player, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click the indicated location.
- Searching for posts by player name is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED as spoilers posted in GoJoe will be unmarked in this search feature.
- Note that you are not allowed to edit your posts.
Game Specific Rules (IMPORTANT: Please Read):
- In general, game days will last for 7 days, starting at ~1:00pm Pacific Time and ending at ~9:00 am Pacific Time. Extensions will only be granted in the event of a replacement if the mod deems it necessary.
- You may post in thread during the day phase but not the night phase. It is night as soon as the mod posts a day-end post, or a hammer vote is cast, in which case it is automatically night, whether or not a mod has made a day-end post. Note that this means you may not post content after a hammer vote.
- Do not lurk! One post per real-life day is the recommended minimum. Consideration will be given for weekends and holidays. If you are going to be away for an extended period, please let me know. Otherwise, you will be prodded after 48 hours of inactivity. Failure to respond to a prod within 48 hours will result in a replacement or modkill.
- In the event of a tied vote, the result will be No Lynch. Players may choose to vote No Lynch instead of casting a normal vote. If there is a tied vote between a player and No Lynch, then it is a No Lynch.
- Any night actions must be sent by PM before the end of the day. It is your responsibility to ensure that your night action is submitted on-time. If a hammer vote is placed, there will be grace period of 24 hours, or until the normal end of the phase, whichever is shorter, to change your actions.
- You can send backup actions but don't make the conditions too complicated. You can change your night action at any time up until the end of day.
- Players with chat privileges may chat at any time in their private thread so long as they are alive, including during pregame and during the brief night phases.
- Mafia will be given safe claims.
- I will announce MYLO and LYLO. These conditions will be announced solely based on the number of players remaining in the game and will not take into account any powers or potential interactions between them.
- Mod posts in bold are game posts. Everything in bold you may take as 100% true to the best of my knowledge. Posts in italics are flavor posts. These are simply there to tell the story. It is possible that some flavor may loosely reflect the current state of play, but you should not attempt to read any game-related information into flavor posts.