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[GAME OVER] RA:APB-themed Mafia Game V (Big Fireworks Edition)

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Once again, the next RA: APB Mafia is here again. This time, with a special explosive flavor!

 

If you are new to these games, check out the last APB themed mafia game. The point of the game is to eliminate the allied spies before they can eliminate and outrun the soviets (mafia scum vs town in general mafia terms). Basically I PM players what they are and what their role is, and when the game begins, players try to figure out who is who (or what), based on other players' actions during day (battle phase) and night (plan phase) and act accordingly (vote for players to lynch or try to attack them directly by themselves or use their special role actions).

 

This type of Mafia game is easy to run, usually it lasts a week or two in case of forum game version, and it could be also run as chat version game too (if requested, we can play smaller version games on W3D Discord, live). Unlike some other themed mafia games, I usually don't have much trouble with them and since there were no additional lore, video or GFX work, I could to run them almost anytime. With my busy schedule and a lot of other gaming it also fits my taste as well. So if you feel like and request I can usually always run them.

 

Let me know if you would like to participate - the game is pretty easy to understand, and most flavors, characters and game mechanics are described below.  You would only need to be active on the forum at least twice a day when the game is run so you won't miss doing your actions (forum game phases last up to 48 hours for days and 24 hours for nights where you need to decide your actions). For each game, I'll need at least 7 players to make the game last for at least a week, but the more players the better (up to 10-12 is ideal for each game, for voice-chat version it's 5-10). There won't be any penalties for inactivity, so if you miss one or two days there's no problem but if it's longer, please let me know in advance.

 

 

  :soviet: Game UPDATE: 

 

The fifth RA: APB Mafia forum game version will start next Friday, 14th of July at 10 PM UTC/GMT (subject to change based on feedback), provided we'll get enough signups (at least 7 bare minimum).

 

Day (Battle) phases will last 48 hours max, while night (Plan Phase) will last max 24 hours, meaning that if you want to participate, you should check and check each day at least once or twice to complete your actions. Though the more you participate the better, as the game becomes more active and fun.

 

All roles and sides will be randomized before game starts, if you want to have a specific role or a custom made role, PM me in advance. there's a guide how to create a role below.

 

 

Signed Players (or who confirmed already):

 

 

(minimum 7 players, max 20)

 

Game Progress:

Day 1

Night 1

Day 2

Night 2

Day 3

Night 3

Day 4

Night 4

Day 5

Night 5

Day 6

Game Over

 

Chat (W3D Teamspeak) Game Progress:

 

10th RA: APB Mafia chat game version will start next Friday, 1st of September at 10 PM UTC/GMT (subject to change based on feedback), 

Results

 

 

If you're new to mafia forum gaming, or you want to know details how this is played, check the info below.

 

 

 

 

   :soviet: How to Play APB Mafia Chat/Forum Game 

 

The concept is pretty simple, similar to classic mafia, with few additions. All general mafia standard rules will apply, but the phases will be literary only few minutes short with few little extra rules (bolded). All together one game shouldn't last more than one hour, but it can last only 20-30 minutes as well!

 

The game is about classic RA:APB Base infiltrated by spies.

There are Allied Spies (mafia) and Soviet Soldiers (town). The Soviets greatly outnumber the Allies (>=25%). However, none of the Soviets know who the Allies are at first, while Allies start with their own google doc where they can discuss the game anytime they want.

 

The game is broken up into two phases: Battle Phase (classic Day phase) and a Plan Phase (classic Night phase). In Forum Game version, these phases last from 24 up to 48 hours, in chat game version, these phases last from 5 up to 10 minutes (chat version is being played with all players at the same time, while forum version is played whenever players are active).

 

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During the Battle Phase (DAY), everyone talks and tries to build cases against each other directly in the forum chat. While the Soviets are arguing to try and find the Allies, the Allies are trying to throw everyone off their trail.

The goal of the Battle Phase is to find somebody for a Lynch.

 

People will vote for one person they want to be lynched and the person with the most votes will die at the end of the day. Your vote should be in this format:

##Vote PlayerName

If you decide to change your vote, you must first ##unvote (player name not required but is helpful) or you can simply vote another player if you already know who.

 

Note: As per previous game suggestion, we might have a forced voting mechanism starting Day 2 - more info on that during day post.

 

If a majority vote of over 50% is cast on one person, then they will be lynched right then and there, no need to wait for the end of the phase. When someone is lynched, everyone will find out their role and who they were aligned with. During the Battle Phase, players are also allowed to use their battle actions, such as ##shoot, etc. which will be resolved instantly. If the target players dies, he will be eliminated from the game and the game will continue (his vote will no longer be counted).

 

All BP/day actions need to be acknowledged by the mod before they are counted (just simple line to acknowledge so you know it came through, Current Vote Counts (or CVC) will appear periodically to inform you about the time remaining as well as the current vote status). Remember, without the mod acknowledge line, your vote or action doesn't count, so please don't do actions before the previous one was resolved. If it was missed, please use ##TIMEOUT command to stop the game, but only if it's really required (otherwise just repeat your action). All players are required to participate in chat, if one player stays quiet whole phase he/she might get role blocked for the next plan phase.

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During the Plan Phase (NIGHT), Allies will have to decide to kill a Soviet player. They must also decide who will make the kill. However, certain people in both the Allies and Soviets have special roles they can use during the night to kill, protect, disrupt, or gather information. Some roles carry a certain risk while others give a little more freedom. When the new Battle Phase begins, everyone will see who has died during the night and find out what side they were on and what role they had.

 

Plan/Night actions are done classic way by the Private Message, same as resolved action replies. If you have a night action and do not inform me by PM in advance before the next Battle phase begins (preferably asap, but not later than one hour before the game starts), otherwise you do nothing that night.

 

Forum Posting during the Night/Plan Phase is limited - 2 posts per player max. Players who won't comply will either receive a gimmick or a force vote on themselves.

 

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The Soviets win when they have eliminated the Allied threat (all allied players must die).

The Allies win when they have managed to dispose of enough Soviets to outnumber them (or equal before plan phase).

If there are any Neutrals in game, they will win if they survive until the game ends with any of the factions winning.

Any Third Party (TP) player wins if they meet a certain winning condition, or when they eliminate everyone else.

 

 

There are also extra guidelines which are posted in the general thread, but let's recap the main ones for those who are new:

  • Try to stick to the timetable
  • Await your Role PM soon before the game starts, if you have any questions, let me know before we start, since after that I won't have time to check PMs
  • The Chat system always displays time intervals for each 5 mins. That's a good way to see whether there is a hammer (end of Battle Phase after 10 mins from start) or new phase starts, since our phases will change in 5-10 min intervals as well...
  • If I'm not present in the chat (crash/outage) when the battle phase starts or is on the way, please wait for me and we'll start over in next five mins (basically game is on hold when I'm not there)
  • If resolving will take longer than expected (PM spam, etc), then I'll notify you and we'll start the next BP in the next 5 min interval
  • Please be civil! No spamming or swearing. It's just a game. Let's have fun!
  • If you are not in the game, please DO NOT post game related stuff in chat!
  • DO NOT discuss the game outside of the thread unless you are specifically given permission by me.
  • DO NOT quote private mod communications.
  • DO NOT attempt to break the game. No trying to get people to make toxx clauses, encryption, or fake day actions. Basically, if you're about to post something you're a little too proud of as a way of breaking the game, think twice before posting.
  • Good luck!

 

  :soviet: Player Roles, Flavor & Factions 

 

Now as far as flavor and roles go, there's gonna be a little twist, but I'll try to start with really easy and simple settings. The flavor will be the classic Soviet base infiltrated by the allies (we can try different flavors once the pilot is success, or continue with the APB if people wish for it).

 

Now here's the twist. For every game, few roles that might turn up in game will be revealed before the game starts, so you know what you're up against (something like in epicmafia), but there will also be few mystery roles and also, I'll let players themselves to design their roles using some available abilities and combinations, which will make it a bit more interesting. So you can end up picking a role that is already listed, or you can go for the mystery role, or, you can design or your own role. Infantry, vehicles, or even buildings, you name it.

This epic concept can make every game different.

 

There will be no crazy roles since I'm going to develop an easy inst-resolving mechanic so therefore the role abilities during night will have certain rules in order to work (what action does what, what is the order for resolving, priorities, action resolving messages, etc).

 

For people who don't like vanilla (=ordinary) roles, you're lucky since I'm gonna put every role some available actions at least. To stay true to the RA: APB flavor, even basic rifle soldiers will be able to shoot others, though ofc there will be a chance of missing or getting your weapon stuck. The only role which doesn't have any special abilities currently is the Neutral Civilian. Other advanced roles will be mostly useful during the night phases where classic investigations, tracking/spying, body-guarding and standard mafia killing take place.

 

We'll see if there will be a need for google docs as well but I can assure you mafia will be able to communicate in doc, at least.

 

 

  :soviet: Game Specifics: 

 

The Americans were celebrating their so called Independence Day this week on the 4th of July. On that day in history, the American colonies declared independence. While these Allied dogs celebrated with fireworks, we have also prepared our own, Great, Fireworks! The likes the world has never seen before!

 

 

You comrades, will be assigned to our new atomic missile production base, Dark Horseman facility. Your job will be to protect our warheads before they are ready. Check out or new missile silo building on the new RA:APB Mafia Role Sheet!

 

Roles

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Please note that only classic roles are displayed on the current Role Sheet, Custom or Mystery roles are hidden and will be revealed after the game!

 

The Soviet Missile Silo will grant Soviets a time based victory (the time limit needed - in game days - is determined by the number of players in game, similar to starting number of hammer votes, e.g. in a 11 player game, Soviets can win on Day 6), in case they will fail to find and execute all the Allied spies first. In case the Soviet Missile Silo is destroyed, Soviets will lose. If the silo is shut down otherwise (e.g. role blocked), Soviets can no longer win by the time limit condition and are forced to win by default, hunting all remaining Allies before they are outrun by them. There can be more Silos in the game though, and all of them can count towards the victory condition. In that case, Allies would have to destroy or shut down all of them before the time limit. If Soviets let Allies destroy all the Missile Silos, they will lose by default.

Soviet Missile Silo is a building, it has no battle actions and it can't get lynched just like other buildings. But it can also be destroyed by either a battle day action or plan night action.

 

 

You can pick one of the classic roles that are listed above, but you can also pick the mystery role not listed in this sheet (previous mystery roles won't be available, at least for some time). Only one mystery role is allowed per each game. This role won't be revealed until the actual game ends, and it can have any alignment. There might not be a mystery role in game however, depending on other roles.

 

 

You can also create/design your own, custom role.

 

Here are the guidelines:

  • As you can see every role has one Battle Phase (BP - Day) Action and one Plan Phase (PP - Night) Action. Your designed role can't have more actions either. Scum players have the Standard Mafia Kill as extra PP action in addition to their own actions but they cannot combine it during one PP.
  • Your designed role needs to be RA or APB flavor with appropriate actions to the flavor (vehicles, animals and structures are allowed).
  • Vehicles are Bullet Proof during during the day except if other vehicle or Anti vehicle infantry shoot them.
  • Buildings are immune to lynching.
  • As you can notice, all BP actions have a "weapon stuck" chance and "kill success" rate (which are two dice rolls needed to execute that action), and PP actions have frequency and usage limits. Here's a formula which limits the unit's actions to have them balanced vs each other:
  • KILL PERCENTAGE = Kill Success Chance - Weapon Stuck Chance (from -100 to 100 by 25% intervals only)
  • -100% < KILL PERCENTAGE < -50% -> Unit is able to perform one unstoppable kill during Plan Phase or very Special rare Action.
  • -50% < KILL PERCENTAGE < 0% -> Unit is able to become BP for a limited duration or perform multiple protect/support actions on others without frequency limits
  • KILL PERCENTAGE = 25% -> Unit is able to perform a scouting/investigating ability without frequency limits
  • KILL PERCENTAGE = 50% -> Unit is able to perform a scouting ability but with limited frequency
  • KILL PERCENTAGE = 75% -> Unit is able to do only one limited PP action which doesn't involve kill, support, protect, scout or investigate actions
  • KILL PERCENTAGE = 100% -> Unit doesn't have a PP action.

 

Here's an example. Let's say you want to protect one player each night (protective action). According to the formula your kill percentage shouldn't be bigger than 0%, which means your stuck weapon chance and success chance should be same. Let's say 50-50. Now for the flavor.You could be a heavy tank, serving as Armored shelter. Now if you want to have one BP ability, your frequency will drop so you can only protect every second phase.

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Woot! Sign me up! I'm signed up!

Keep in mind on Aug 1 I'm traveling to Europe for over a week but the game should be over by then and if it's not, I should have internet access, but just warning in advance.

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I love how I'm signed up even though I haven't posted. :p

I'm in a limbo for work right now due to an unforeseen medical condition, and I'm awaiting notice from my work on when/if I can return. If I do, my work schedule will either resume as normal (Thursday - Sunday 7AM-5:30PM) or change. If I continue work at this facility, I cannot use my phone at all during work hours, and it's not feasible to bring my phone into the building during break or lunch. As a result, I will be less active than all previous games.

I will post updates as I get them. And yes, I am still signing up. :)

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The game setting has the "summer activity/availability" in mind :p Hence now there is additional win/lose condition(s).

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Want to join in, but I'm going on a one-week holiday next Friday. :v

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I, on the other hand, am the anti-Jeod.  I'm surprised I'm not already listed :v

(Yes, sign me up captain)

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10 minutes ago, Killing You said:

How has Voe not signed up yet?

Don't think that Voe has seen this thread yet. :v

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Hello :v

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We now have 11 players in, 12 if voe decides he will have time. This should be enough for the setup.

 

Please send me your role requests in advance so I have time to tweak the game balance.

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New Players, send me your gmail ID so I can add you to the game google docs access too.

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I'm in. Vert, come up with a role for me pls :v

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Since game will start in approx 4 hours, signups and role requests are now closed.

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Shit, I thought this started on the 19th.

*starts doing brain teasers and mind yoga*

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51 minutes ago, Mojoman said:

*HEAVY BREATHING*

*Reads into this as a scumtell.*

What? Day 0 is never too early to start.

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   :soviet: DAY 1 - Game start

 

 

 

Attention comrades! Our top secret nuclear program in  Dark Horseman military base was discovered by the Allied intelligence, just as our warheads were about to become operational. In few days, we will deploy the warheads strategically and tactically with ballistic missiles. Before that happens, you must do everything in your power to protect our Missile Silos from the Allied strike team! At least one silo needs to be fully operational during Day 7 in order to achieve our victory! If all silos are destroyed, we will lose the mission!                    
 
Make Comrade Stalin Proud!
 
 
The Soviets win when they have eliminated the allied threat (all allied and hostile players must die).

The Allies win when they have managed to dispose of enough Soviets to outnumber them (or equal before plan phase).
If there are any Neutrals in game, they will win if they survive until the game ends with any of the factions winning.

If there are any Third Party in game, they will win if they met their special objective.

Special Win/Lose Condition in place: Soviets will win if at least one Missile Silo is operational on Day 7. Soviets will lose if all Missile Silos are destroyed!

 

 

 

   :soviet: Day Guidelines

 

During the DAY - Battle Phase (48 hour duration), everyone talks and tries to build cases against each other directly in the forum chat. While the Soviets are arguing to try and find the Allies, the Allies are trying to throw everyone off their trail.
The goal of the Battle Phase is to find somebody for a Lynch.
 
People will vote for one person they want to be lynched and the person with the most votes will die at the end of the day. Your vote should be in this format:
##Vote PlayerName
If you decide to change your vote, you must first ##unvote (player name not required but is helpful) or you can simply vote another player if you already know who.
 
If a majority vote of over 50% is cast on one person, then they will be lynched right then and there, no need to wait for the end of the phase. When someone is lynched, everyone will find out their role and who they were aligned with. During the Battle Phase, players are also allowed to use their battle actions, such as ##shoot, etc. which will be resolved instantly. If the target players dies, he will be eliminated from the game and the game will continue (his vote will no longer be counted).
 
All BP/day actions need to be acknowledged by the mod before they are counted (just simple line to acknowledge so you know it came through, Current Vote Counts (or CVC) will appear periodically to inform you about the time remaining as well as the current vote status). Remember, without the mod acknowledge line, your vote or action doesn't count, so please don't do actions before the previous one was resolved. If it was missed, please use ##TIMEOUT command to stop the game, but only if it's really required (otherwise just repeat your action). All players are required to participate in chat, if one player stays quiet whole phase he/she might get role blocked for the next plan phase.

 

 

Additional Rules:

  • No quoting mod communication or other out of thread communication.
  • No out of thread communication unless specifically allowed by the mod.
  • No content-posts after death unless allowed by the mod. Whitenoise that doesn't affect the game is fine. Use your best judgement, but remember that anything you say can be taken by the players to mean something it doesn't. If in doubt, say nothing. The same goes if you aren't playing, and double if you aren't playing and have been spoilered.
  • Don't try to break the game. No sillyness like telling everyone to make a roleclaim post and encrypt it, then reveal their encryption keys/methods all at once for example. No saying "my role PM has X characters in it" And if you come up with it, and you're a little too proud of coming up with it as a way to get around the spirit of the game, don't post it. Mods, do your best to prevent this crap in the first place if you can. Don't give everyone with the same role and/or win condition the exact same wording for example.
  • "Outside influences" such as bribing, threats, promises, whatever falls under the above. Don't do it.
  • Don't be an ass. This includes "bussing" fellow scum/cultist teammates. By bussing we mean revealing fellow scumteam members as scum to spite them or gain townie points.
  • No backseat modding. Unless the game's GM/Mod asks for forum moderator assistance, let them handle it. Especially if they have forum moderator privileges themselves. This is more of a respect/courtesy thing than a rule. Pointing out that the hammer has fallen and noone should be talking until the moderator handles it is fine; deleting posts put up after the hammer isn't.
  • If you signed up for a Mafia Game, you're expected to participate actively. It's up to a GM to setup a minimal post quota for each player so that the game won't get hampered by inactive players. If you know you won't be able to play for more than one day, it is your responsibility to let the GM know in advance.
  • Please don't try to be an Internet detective to find out who was online where and when. Not only is it not a good way of hunting down players, it's also a bit creepy and unfair for the person. Don't base most of your case on someone around "his last online time was X thus he was online at hammer but didn't post/vote" for example.
  • Don't abuse the Board's Voting system - don't upvote/downvote player's posts unless you are allowed from the mod
  • Don't edit your posts in game thread

 

   :soviet: CVC - Cumulative Vote Count

 

Time Left:
1 day(s) , 23  hours, 58 min, 36 sec

CVC:
Alstar voted nobody
Category 5 Hurricane voted nobody
Chaos_Knight voted nobody
ChopBam voted nobody
FRAYDO voted nobody
Jeod voted nobody
Killing You voted nobody
Mojoman voted nobody
OrangeP47 voted nobody
Retaliation voted nobody
TheIrishman voted nobody
Voe voted nobody

0/12 votes casted so far
No votes casted so far

 

Roles are being sent right now.
 
 
 

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