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Product Placement at 6:16PM, May 2, 2009
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Mafia VI is still running but it's time to find out who will receive the honor of running the next game.

As the game has progressed we've developed few rules for the applicants to follow.

Veteran players only. The GM needs to posses a fair understanding on how the game runs. Therefore we require that the applicant has played the game at least once.

No encore performance As the current GM, it is up to me to pass the title to someone new. Once you're done running a game, you will also be expected to give someone else a chance. Don't start a new game. Instead you will run an election like this one where we pick a new GM. Also, you cant be a candidate yourself. This will ensure that we get new blood into the game and that the rules are regularly picked at from a different perspective. GMs from previous games are free to run again and are encouraged to do so. Who knows? If they were good enough, people will flock to play their game again.

Explain your goal. What do you plan to do as the new GM? Are you going to run a standard Mafia game? If so, will you change the rules/roles and/or introduce new ones? Are you perhaps gonna play a game with a different theme? Reverse Mafia perhaps or maybe zombie apocalypse? If so explain the new structure of the game. Changing the formula is OK. It happens in every game. Just be careful not to introduce a change so radical that could scare people away from voting you. You can discuss rule changes and different themes here to see if people would like it.

Pick a schedule and stick with it It is important that the GM is punctual in maintaining the game. Do you plan to post narrations every 24 hours at a specific hour? Make sure that you'll be here to on time to do so. If something comes up that would force you to be early or late, post a warning to let people know with an explanation. It's encouraged that you run the game using GMT timezone schedule since the players hail from all over the world spanning different time zones and a GMT conversion table is the easiest one for everyone to access. If you plan on using a different time zone schedule like an American one, Make sure you advertise it well and post an appropriate conversion table for everyone to access.
An example of a GMT conversion table:


Show us your stuff The GM is expected to write narrations to explain what's going on throughout the game. A good writer can make the game come alive and encourage players to come back to read what's going on. Show us your stuff and create a scenario where YOU(the applicant) kill ME (Product Placement). In this narration it is important that you do not directly tell us that it was you who committed the crime but instead leave a clue that's based on your name, avatar, signature, profile, comic(if you have any), something that can link you to the murder. Try making a link to you that can be figured out with some research while at the same time not blatantly obvious. You can throw in red herrings but please refer from directly connecting the herrings to innocents. Make them instead vague things that could point at many people. Finally, be creative, funny, dramatic, brutal, serious, descriptive, vague, long winded or short and to the point. Pick the style you feel comfortable with and like to use. Impress us with what you can do. At the end of the narration post an explanation that shows people how the clues link to you so that we can understand your logic.

I will post applicants narrations here for people to quickly read through. Once we have enough applications I will announce when it's time to vote for your favorite GM. Applicants do not need to vote since it's given that they'll be voting for themselves.

Humorman
In the early morning, a lone chimney-sweep was cleaning a chimney (because that's what they're paid to do). Suddenly, a stranger appeared out of the thick fog rolling in the night. The stranger pulled out a dagger and chucked it towards the chimney-sweep. It grazed his head. The chimney-sweep made a mad dash to the nearest fire escape, only making a quick glance towards his killer. Though only a peek, he recognized one trait that seemed familiar to him: the eyes. He recognized that cold blank stare before, but from where? It was than the chimney-sweep realized that he had accidentally walked off the entire building in an ironically cartoon-ish sort of way.

*THWAAK*

As the chimney-sweep lied in agony on the cold hard floor, he could see a sign with some lettering scrolling down vertically. He was able to make out a “b”… or was that a “p”? Maybe a “d”. I guess it doesn't matter, seeing how he's dead and all.

Product Placement the townie has been killed.
Niccea
Product Placement was returning home from a wonderful day of stabbing, looting, and obtaining protection money. These are the sort of events that are best shared with a friend. As he continued his nightly stroll, he could have sworn that he saw movement in the corner of his eyes. He turned quickly but there was nothing there. “Things should never change around here,” he reassured himself. Why should a harden member of the mob be afraid of shadows? That was absolutely ridiculous. He turned around and there was somebody before him. “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?”

“I’m merely a reversal.”
The figure quickly leaped on Product Placement’s back. In his hands was a rope that was already tied into a noose. It wasn’t long before Product Placement was overcome and sent to the next life.

Product Placement the mafia underling is dead.
Those were my two cents.
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humorman at 7:19PM, May 2, 2009
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Okay, here's how I'll moderate the game:

- If I become GM, the next game will have virtually the same rules and roles as the first mafia game (no screwball or hidden roles).

- Each day/night shall end at 4pm PST (12am GMT). A narrative will be posted approximately one hour after the beginning of each day/night.

- Here's my sample narrative:

Narrative
In the early morning, a lone chimney-sweep was cleaning a chimney (because that's what they're paid to do). Suddenly, a stranger appeared out of the thick fog rolling in the night. The stranger pulled out a dagger and chucked it towards the chimney-sweep. It grazed his head. The chimney-sweep made a mad dash to the nearest fire escape, only making a quick glance towards his killer. Though only a peek, he recognized one trait that seemed familiar to him: the eyes. He recognized that cold blank stare before, but from where? It was than the chimney-sweep realized that he had accidentally walked off the entire building in an ironically cartoon-ish sort of way.

*THWAAK*

As the chimney-sweep lied in agony on the cold hard floor, he could see a sign with some lettering scrolling down vertically. He was able to make out a “b”… or was that a “p”? Maybe a “d”. I guess it doesn't matter, seeing how he's dead and all.

Product Placement the townie has been killed.


- Oh, and here's the narrative explanation:

1. “Though only a peek, he recognized one trait that seemed familiar to him: the eyes. He recognized that cold blank stare before, but from where?”

This refers to the character that appears in the banner of my signature. His eyes are the only feature on his face that actually stand out (or even exist).


2. “It was than the chimney-sweep realized that he had accidentally walked off the entire building in an ironically cartoon-ish sort of way.”

This refers to the general theme of my comic humor. It's ironic in the sense that it uses uninspired stick figure drawings but utilizes incredibly dry humor to get its punchlines across.


3. “As the chimney-sweep lied in agony on the cold hard floor, he could see a sign with some lettering scrolling down vertically.”

This refers to my avatar. It contains my signature written vertically.


4. “He was able to make out a ”b“… or was that a ”p“? Maybe a ”d“. I guess it doesn't matter, seeing how he's dead and all.”

This is a red herring. The narrative explicitly states that this particular piece of information “doesn't matter”.

Billy vs. Tree – The epic struggle of boy versus tree.
Sonic Colores – It looks like it's going to be a good game because I love how the way it makes me grow.
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flapjack1995 at 8:57PM, May 2, 2009
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I agree, it should be humorman. He seems to be one of the least stupid people around.
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Niccea at 9:03PM, May 2, 2009
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I agree, it should be humorman. He seems to be one of the least stupid people around.
That is because he traded his stupidity center for a bigger jerk center.

I don't even know why you even bothered running.

After you called everyone in the game F-ing morons, I would be surprised if you were even voted for.
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flapjack1995 at 9:26PM, May 2, 2009
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He is being voted for. By me. I respect his jerkiness. I played this game ONCE. I was killed before I even had a bit of fun.
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Product Placement at 11:00PM, May 2, 2009
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Let's give other people a chance to apply before voting. All votes should be PQd to me.
Those were my two cents.
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humorman at 11:29PM, May 2, 2009
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flapjack1995
I agree, it should be humorman. He seems to be one of the least stupid people around.
That is because he traded his stupidity center for a bigger jerk center.

I don't even know why you even bothered running.

After you called everyone in the game F-ing morons, I would be surprised if you were even voted for.

Yeah, I said that when I told everyone they kept falling for the same mistakes in the last four games. Then, everyone ignored me and called ME the moron. What happened after that, well… you all know.

The point is that even though I was jerk, I WAS RIGHT. This is mafia. People can be nice just to end up tricking you in the end. I was a jerk, but I was genuinely trying to help the townies. I KNOW how to play this game; that's why I was RIGHT. If you want a good game, let me be GM. Otherwise, you can run yourself.

Billy vs. Tree – The epic struggle of boy versus tree.
Sonic Colores – It looks like it's going to be a good game because I love how the way it makes me grow.
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 1:04AM, May 3, 2009
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Humorman I will not hold your past actions against you and as your the only canidate right now your in the lead for my vote ;D

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Product Placement at 1:16AM, May 3, 2009
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Just a reminder. I'm not be accepting any votes as of yet. This topic is still new and I'm waiting for other applicants. I will let you know when it's time to vote. Kinda stupid to hold an election when there's only one candidate right?
Those were my two cents.
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Niccea at 6:43AM, May 3, 2009
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I may not have a scanner of photo editing software but I have internet!

If I were GM (again):

- I would run the theme of reverse mafia that I have been sitting on since game one. It is generally the same as classic mafia, but the roles are a bit reversed. The theme would revolve around a mafia that has taken over a town and a special ops team has been sent in the rip it assunder. The roles would all be the same, but the names would be changed. For example: The mayor would be called the Godfather and the Godfather would be called the Special Ops Team Leader.

- Cycles will end at 6pm CST or 2am GMT. I will take a vote whether they should be 48/24 or just 24/24.

Clues are bolded explaination is below:

Narrative
Product Placement was returning home from a wonderful day of stabbing, looting, and obtaining protection money. These are the sort of events that are best shared with a friend. As he continued his nightly stroll, he could have sworn that he saw movement in the corner of his eyes. He turned quickly but there was nothing there. “Things should never change around here,” he reassured himself. Why should a harden member of the mob be afraid of shadows? That was absolutely ridiculous. He turned around and there was somebody before him. “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?”

“I’m merely a reversal.”
The figure quickly leaped on Product Placement’s back. In his hands was a rope that was already tied into a noose. It wasn’t long before Product Placement was overcome and sent to the next life.

Product Placement the mafia underling is dead.

Clue explaination:

- Taken from the fact that I do two comics with Ochi. Also DDM is a community project, so I'm sharing it.
- If you hit refresh, my Mystery Bread Banner changes.
- (Currently) Ochi and I have similar avatars. The key difference is the dirction that they are facing.

That was a first kill sample. As the game goes on my clues begin to become more blatent.
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crocty at 7:40AM, May 3, 2009
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humorman


OKAY, THIS TIME. THIS. TIME. I WILL VOTE.

>_>
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waff at 8:49AM, May 3, 2009
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well I want to test a role or 2 but I'm not sure I'd be a good gm. Is it ok if I pq them to whomever wins the election for they're discrimination?

'there is no “overkill” there is only “open fire” and “time to reload” rule #37
the things on my box are a dead squirell, a medal and a paper bag hat.
ow! I have shards of the fourth wall in my eye!
WAFF-MAN!! as of mafia VI
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Hakoshen at 9:50AM, May 3, 2009
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humorman
Yeah, I said that when I told everyone they kept falling for the same mistakes in the last four games. Then, everyone ignored me and called ME the moron. What happened after that, well… you all know.

Check again. The first person to use the word moron or any kind of insult was you. First you complained about being ignored, and after some QQ replies, you had your moment, where you insulted everyone who's ever played the game despite the mafia only winning half of the games.

Knowing how to play the game involves not alienating the other players. Your first post in the game opened with you listing parts of the game you hate and complaints about how previous games have went, and you wonder why you lost.

I'm not holding a grudge though, and I'm going to cast my vote depending on the campaigns in this thread. In the spirit of which, you said virtually the same rules and roles as the first game. What differences will there be (for people like me who weren't in the first game).
God needed the Devil, the Beatles needed the Rolling Stones, Hakoshen needs me.
I'm the enemy he requires to define him.
Soon or later, he'll bring me back to life again for another epic encounter of shouting about power levels and grimacing.
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gullas at 12:44PM, May 3, 2009
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Humorman
Stuff

You would have my vote if you'd run a theme based mafia, though regular mafia is fun too.
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flapjack1995 at 1:22PM, May 3, 2009
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VOTE FOR HUMORMAN! He's a dick, but a smart dick.
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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 3:08PM, May 3, 2009
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Niccea I'm a little confused about Reverse Mafia. Does everyone have the killing power?

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Ochitsukanai at 4:13PM, May 3, 2009
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humorman
I KNOW how to play this game; that's why I was RIGHT.
You WERE right! And I voted for ya ‘cause you were right!* :)

I’d like to know if this time you are considering taking the hits chronologically as we've been doing for a while, or if you're going to do what you did last time. I'd also like to know what you intend to do with the paranoid role description this time.

*as mayor in mafia VI, in case it was not obvious, because voting for GM is not yet open.

Always, I wanna be with mew, and make believe with mew
and live in harmony harmony oh nyan
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humorman at 4:25PM, May 3, 2009
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humorman
I KNOW how to play this game; that's why I was RIGHT.
You WERE right! And I voted for ya ‘cause you were right! :)

I’d like to know if this time you are considering taking the hits chronologically as we've been doing for a while, or if you're going to do what you did last time. I'd also like to know what you intend to do with the paranoid role description this time.

Well, since it's like the first game, hits will be delivered chronologically. The paranoid will know who he is, and will kill anyone who attacks him at night or a paramedic if he attempts to protect him at night.

Billy vs. Tree – The epic struggle of boy versus tree.
Sonic Colores – It looks like it's going to be a good game because I love how the way it makes me grow.
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Product Placement at 4:29PM, May 3, 2009
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The reason why I decided that the paranoid should be unaware of his role was twofold.
1. Many people with mental disorders are not aware of their own disorders.
2. Most of the time the paranoid reveals his role to the mayor or whoever is organizing the group, allowing the town to work around him and possibly the mafia if they also find out. Making him secret makes him more of a wild card.
Those were my two cents.
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Ochitsukanai at 5:27PM, May 3, 2009
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No worries, Product Placement, I wasn't dissing your paranoid role!

I was asking because I seem to recall that in Humorman's Mafia II, the paranoid killed whomever targeted him at night - but it failed if two people attacked him at once, and rather than killing anyone he simply died. I don't recall it being thus in the first game, so I was wondering if it would still be the case.

Always, I wanna be with mew, and make believe with mew
and live in harmony harmony oh nyan
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Niccea at 9:32PM, May 3, 2009
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Niccea I'm a little confused about Reverse Mafia. Does everyone have the killing power?
No. I said that it will be fundamentally the same as classic, but the role names would change.
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Hakoshen at 9:51PM, May 3, 2009
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Product Placement
The reason why I decided that the paranoid should be unaware of his role was twofold.
1. Many people with mental disorders are not aware of their own disorders.
2. Most of the time the paranoid reveals his role to the mayor or whoever is organizing the group, allowing the town to work around him and possibly the mafia if they also find out. Making him secret makes him more of a wild card.

Ochi and I had a decent length PQ discussion about how we could possibly win, and it involved me drawing enough attention to make the mob think I was mafia. We both thought it would epically hilarious if I turned out to be the paranoid.

You sir, made my week.

On an unrelated note, Humor's got my vote if he turns up the violence a bit :) .
God needed the Devil, the Beatles needed the Rolling Stones, Hakoshen needs me.
I'm the enemy he requires to define him.
Soon or later, he'll bring me back to life again for another epic encounter of shouting about power levels and grimacing.
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Product Placement at 4:48AM, May 4, 2009
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Ochi and I had a decent length PQ discussion about how we could possibly win, and it involved me drawing enough attention to make the mob think I was mafia. We both thought it would epically hilarious if I turned out to be the paranoid.

You sir, made my week.
Originally, it was Mister Kent that was supposed to be the Paranoid. However, since Harkovast joined the game late (after I had dished out all the roles) I decided to re-randomize the paranoid and bodyguard roles so that he would have at least a slight chance of being something other then a townie. Thanks to Harkovast, you ended up getting the paranoid role instead.

P.S. You have no idea how appropriate I found it, with your current avatar, since I pictured the paranoid as some sort of insane war veteran.
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Product Placement at 4:45PM, May 4, 2009
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All right. I'm opening for votes now. Seems like these are our only two candidates for now.
Those were my two cents.
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crocty at 8:02AM, May 5, 2009
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There! I vote this time! I'm so proud of myself. :D
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Aghammer at 8:50AM, May 5, 2009
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Me too, PP, let me know if you received my PQ. Thanks

crocty
There! I vote this time! I'm so proud of myself. :D
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Product Placement at 8:57AM, May 5, 2009
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Yes. I'm receiving your votes. Please let everyone who you think are interested in voting know that the election is underway.
Those were my two cents.
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crocty at 10:47AM, May 5, 2009
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Althoooough, I've seen a problem I have with your times, Niccea. D: 2am GMT is kinda late…I guess if it's the earliest you can get, I'll understand, but if I'm mafia, I'd have to stay up to make my hit. ;_;
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Niccea at 11:17AM, May 5, 2009
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Althoooough, I've seen a problem I have with your times, Niccea. D: 2am GMT is kinda late…I guess if it's the earliest you can get, I'll understand, but if I'm mafia, I'd have to stay up to make my hit. ;_;
Oh. I have a counter measure for that one.
(And yes it is because the time is the most convienient for me)

I do things in quasi-chrono order (sorry forgot to mention earlier)

It is hard to describe. Basically, before the night cycle begins I pick a number with an RNG and that is where the action goes. All Actions follows. So let us say.

Crocty kills Waff
Waff kills PP
PP protects Cat Cat Dragoo
Ozone protects Waff

(We will say that there are only four people with actions left) if I drew the number 4, the actions would look like this:

1. Waff kills PP
2. PP Protects CatCat
3. Ozone protects Waff
4. Crocty kills Waff

This randomization gives a chance to those that are on late and discourages people from instantly sending in their hits.

But if there is a call for it I could change to midnight GMT. That is just an awkward time since it is 4pm for me.
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crocty at 11:27AM, May 5, 2009
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Oohhh~ Okay then, sounds crazy, I shall sleep in comfort knowing I won't be dead in the morning!
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Oh god I'm so alone someone pay attention to me
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