MAFIA CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 - INVITATION

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Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
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Hey,
It's that time of the year again! Mafia Universe is hosting the 8th season of their annual Mafia Championship and Ara (from MU) got in touch with me to share this with you:

INVITATION TO THE MAFIA CHAMPIONSHIP (SEASON 8)

Ahoy there! :)

I’m very excited to invite your community to participate in Season 8 of the Mafia Championship.

The Mafia Championship is an annual forum-based tournament series that pits representatives from various online Mafia (aka Werewolf) communities against one another as they compete to determine the Internet’s greatest forum Mafia player. Each participating community democratically elects one person to represent them and be their “Champion”.

The tournament first started back in 2013. Since then, 320+ different communities and 50+ different nationalities have been represented.

It’s a super fun event that has created many new friendships and close bonds between communities. I hope that you would be interested in taking part :)


DO YOU ACCEPT THE INVITATION?

If your community wishes to participate, please confirm your participation to Lissa as soon as you can to ensure yourselves a spot. Currently, the plan is to accommodate 150 communities this season. If there is further interest, additional communities may sign up as substitutes; generally there are some replacements needed both before and during games.

If your community agrees to participate, the deadline for selecting your representative is May 7th, but the sooner the better.

The games will take place on Mafia Universe. If it’s okay, I can link directly to the general discussion thread regarding this topic on Mafia Universe.

Important notes

You may decide yourselves how you want to elect your representative, but we highly recommend some sort of democratic process (public nominations followed by a poll usually works out well).
In addition to electing a representative, you should also name an alternate (a back-up) who will be asked to step in if the first choice needs to back out.
Your representative should be prepared for having to read upwards of 500-600 posts per 24 hours during the early stages of the game. Additionally, there’s a requirement that each player must make at least 10 posts per Game Day. Only active players should apply/participate. I repeat: Your chosen player needs to be able to promise a good amount of activity on a daily basis!




SEASON 8 FORMAT

The tournament structure

150 communities will participate, each sending one representative.
QUALIFIERS: 10 Qualifier Games will be played, consisting of 15 players each. I.e. every representative plays in one Qualifier Game. The players themselves vote post-game to determine who is deserving of advancement. 1st and 2nd place will advance to the Semifinal Games.
SEMIFINALS: A Jury consisting of finalists from Season 7 will select 25 additional players to advance to the three Semifinal Games. From each game, five players will advance to the Finale Game based on a post-game player vote, just like in the qualifying phase.
THE FINALE: The Finale Game is played. Once it has completed, the players vote to determine who shall receive the title of Season 8 Champion and a winner’s certificate signed by Dmitry Davidoff, the creator of mafia.

This year’s setup: Gold Rush 15er
2x Mafia Goons
1x Mafia Roleblocker

1x Town Motion Detector
1x 1-Shot Town Vigilante (n2+)
1x Town Doctor
9x Vanilla Townie


Flips are alignment only!!!

Relevant mechanics info

Day start.
Majority elimination is enabled Day 2+, but majority is not required at any point for the elimination.
Tied votes will result in a player being eliminated at random from among the tied players.
No outside communication. I.e. you may not contact the other players outside of the thread (unless you are Mafia and wish to speak with your teammates).
Phase Lengths and Deadlines will be up to the players themselves (I’ll organize your representative into a game with deadlines that suit their preferences).
Thread is locked during Night Phases.
Votes are automatically locked in at LYLO.
Mafia factional kills are assigned. They can be tracked, watched, roleblocked, etc. (In this setup, that means they display as an action to the Motion Detector action.)
Mafia share a factional Night Kill, which is a single standard shot for their faction. The mafia factional kill is mandatory.
Mafia may communicate at any time.
Each individual player may make a maximum of 150 posts per day phase (this restriction is lifted 2 hours before day end).
The game will have a host to oversee everything and make sure everyone’s following the code of conduct, but otherwise the game is completely automated (automatic votecounts, thread locks and reveals alignments automatically, the bot receives and processes actions, etc.).


SEASON 8 TIMELINE

There will be 10 Qualifier Games, and your representative plays in just one of these. They will have start dates ranging from mid-May to early July. So in other words, as long as your representative can play sometime during that period, they should be good and I’ll make sure they get scheduled into a game that suits their schedule well. I.e. if your rep is busy until June, that isn’t a problem.

The Semifinal Games will be played in July/August, and the Finale Game sometime in August/September (whenever we can work out something that suits everyone).

If you want to get in contact with me ASAP, you can find me on Discord (Lissa#8083).

Kind regards,
Lissa


The invitation is fairly long, so let me summarize it quickly. Do we want to send someone? I think we should. Last year, I made it to semifinals, so there's a legacy to carry on.
Games are active. Be ready to read hundreds of posts/day.
The setup is alignment only and town-sided.
We have roughly three weeks to pick our rep (and their backup).
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5363
Cap, if you enjoyed the game last year then my vote is to send you again.

The hundreds of posts per day are pretty exhausting to people who are used to RMN's speed of play, and I wouldn't really want to inflict that on anyone who didn't enjoy it. I personally find it a little too overwhelming.
I find mafia here stressful enough - I have no idea why I ever play it.

I'm more than happy to say, if you want to represent us again then please do.
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
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I'm willing to go and thanks for support, but I would prefer seeing someone else interested to go as I'm not sure how much time I'll have to play.

I wrote PMs to Psy and Cave to hear their opinion too.
I don't have an opinion except that I don't have the time/interest to participate myself -- cap would be fine
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
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Ok, I'm accepting my nomination. I'll keep you all updated here. Also, I would like to host a bigger mafia game in summer and invite some fresh blood, so get your keyboards ready.
OK, good luck Cap! I'm sure you'll make RMN proud.
OzzyTheOne
Future Ruler of Gam Mak
4048
I vote for you to rep us Cap, I believe in you!
Just dropped by to add another vote for cap. I think a lot of us on rmn play mafia on a more casual level. I know that's probably one big reason I'm not good at it. I don't really play it anywhere else.

Good luck out there and represent us well.
Do us proud, Cap!
pianotm
The TM is for Totally Magical.
27193
Become a Mafia Master, Cap!
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
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Thanks, I haven't checked this in a while to respond earlier.
Hi there!!!

Capage's game has been scheduled and randed, and is starting in a few hours from now, at 2pm EDT!

GAME 2: MAY 24, 48/24, 2PM EDT EoD
Boquise (MafiaManiac)
Capage (rpgmaker.net)
Centuries (Hypixel)
Chingles2404 (GreyWolf Development)
DuckQueen (Shannii Writes)
Illwei 17th Shard (@Matrims Dice)
Izzy (Mafia - A Game Of Trust And Deception)
Jeremy Whitcomb (Play by Post)
LiLi041 (Novel Updates)
Norwee (Everybody Edits)
Random Task (RedCafe)
Ricardo (Grand Prix Racing Online)
Rokon (The Cave of Dragonflies)
Skunki (Weerwolven van Wakkerdam)
URISTTHEDEVASTATOR (Mafia 451)

You can follow it here: https://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/threads/30786-Season-8-Game-2-Champs-at-the-DMV-The-Mafia-Championship

Do you wish to spectate and/or talk with players from other communities?
We have a big server on Discord (1,500+ members) for those that want to spectate and talk about these games. The representatives will be added to this channel too after they die. Or if you just want to chat with people from other communities, we have a general chat too that is unrelated to the Mafia Championship.

1) CLICK HERE TO JOIN: https://discord.gg/3BtbmnR

2) Upon joining the server, please inform us of who you are and which community you are from. We will then give you the necessary permissions to see the spectator channel. This is necessary to avoid the wrong people (the representatives and their backups) joining the channel.

You don't need to have Discord installed in order to join the channel, as there is a web version.

Do you want to have your own private community spectator chat?
This is definitely both allowed and encouraged. However, I ask that you please do everything possible to make this chat private and inaccessible to your representative, backup and your representative's opponents. It's important that your thoughts and comments don't influence the game. In other words, please don't post about the game in public threads -- this is very important.
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If you have any questions about anything, feel free to message me on Discord at Arapocalypse#0834!!
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