Global Rules All Game Hosts, Players, Staff Members and Game Managers have to follow the Sugoi Desu Guidelines in the Mafia Section. For Players Please read all posts made by the host with utmost attention. This includes the rules, game mechanics, etc. Not doing so might lead to game breaking mistakes. Fluff posts (Posts which have meaningless content) are allowed to a certain extent. Please do not go overboard with the fluff posting though. You cannot edit, delete or like posts in the Mafia Section. To the above since you cannot edit posts, If you have made an error or left out information from your post, you are allowed to double post and include the information and corrections there. Multi-posting is allowed, but all such posts must have reasonable information or corrections to the original post. You are not allowed to post quotes or screenshots of the PM's between the host and you. You are not allowed to post quotes or screenshots of anything in the Team Private Conversation topics (Mafia Lair for example). You are not allowed to contact other players through PM's or other mediums for discussion purposes. Keep all discussion to the game thread. The exceptions to this rule are the hosts themselves giving you a private means of communication. You are not allowed to change your username when the game is ongoing without informing the host. If you remain inactive for more than two phases, the Host has the right to replace or mod-kill you. To the above, you must make three game related posts every Day Phase. If you don't do so, you will be replaced or mod-killed. You are not allowed to use alternate accounts to participate in the games. Please use one account only! You are not allowed to betray your faction. Betrayal includes assisting other factions apart from your own without solid reasoning, and actively sabotaging your own team’s efforts again without any solid reasoning. Discussion is not allowed during Night Phase and the game thread will be locked. Some game hosts might make an exception to this. Please keep all complaints about game moderation and game balance to yourself and only post them after the game ends. If you get replaced or mod-killed, you will not be eligible for the Prizes of the game. Exceptions to this will be discussed by the Mafia Managers. All questions about the game must be asked to the host through PM/Conversations. Do not ask questions to the host in the Game Thread. For Dead Players Dead Players are not allowed to reveal anything they know about the game to anyone. They can however reveal their findings once the Game ends. Dead people are not allowed to discuss anything in the Game thread either. They can only have one Farewell post after their Death. Dead People can discuss the Game once it ends. Some hosts might make a Dead Players Private Conversation. Dead Players can discuss the progress of the game there. Voting Guidelines Most Normal Mafia Games will have a separate "Voting Thread" with this Prefix attached to it . If a Voting Thread exists, you can only post your votes in the Voting thread. Votes posted in the Game Thread will be considered invalid by the host. If a Mafia Game has no "Voting Thread", you can post your votes in the Game Thread. Discussion is not allowed in the "Voting Thread". You must mention the player whom you are voting for in your Vote Post. Example: "I vote for @Player Name" so that the Voted player can make a response in his/her defense in the game thread. If you want to respond to a vote posted in the vote thread quote the vote post, copy the quote and respond to it in the game thread. Always follow the vote format that the host provides. Not following the vote format will make your vote invalid. It is advised that you provide a reason for your vote. Vote Formats are of generally three types:- Vote: This format is used when you put your first vote in the Day Phase. The general format is:- Code: Vote / Vote Lynch @ Player Name Change Vote: This format is used when you change your current vote for a player to another player. The general format is:- Code: Change Vote / Change Vote Lynch @ Player Name Or Unvote Vote / Vote Lynch @ Player Name Abstain Vote: This format is used when you don't want to vote for any player in the Day Phase. It can also be used to negate your previous votes. Most hosts will allow you to vote even after making an abstain vote. The general format is:- Code: Abstain Vote Power Role Guidelines If you are a power role and do not want to use your power, you need to Private Message the host and inform him/her that you do not want to use your power. If you do not do the above, you will get a warning from the host and will be marked inactive for the Night Phase. The above also applies to Day Phase Power Roles. A power role will not be allowed to self target unless specified otherwise by the host as it can be overpowered. For Example: If you are a Doctor, you generally cannot target yourself and put a self protection. Please ask the host in your role PM whether self-targeting is allowed. If you are a power role and have a Private PM Convo (Mafia Lair for example), do not just post your target in the Convo and expect the host to follow it. Instead, it is advised that you also PM the host your target. For Hosts It is optimal to distribute roles randomly through a Random Number Generator like this one. It is advised that you have at least three substitute players before you start your game. If you want a CountDown for your game, you can use this Holiday CountDown. If your game is Bastard or Experimental you need to make this clear in your Sign Ups thread and you must put [Experimental] and [Bastard] in your game thread titles. If you want to clarify some issue in your game, contact a Game Manager. Do not contact Game Managers who are playing in your game. You might have to give classified information and doing so will break your game. You need to make clear what type of Lynch system you are going to use in your Game. It is advised that you do not give inactive player roles to members who have been lynched or killed in your game. This gives the member an unfair advantage through prior knowledge attained through his previous role. Please contact a Game Manager in case you want to do this. If you are using any "Bastard Element(s)", this should be communicated prior to the game starting. Bastard Elements, in this context, are defined as elements which go beyond a reasonable measure of expectation for a player to have. If you are unsure if your game contains Bastard Elements, ask a Manager to review the game beforehand.