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Old 7th March 2012, 12:41 AM   #28341  /  #51
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the game day ends when the majority of players are on one bandwagon - and that player is lynched. It can take a while. The longest untimed game I've played lasted about 4 months.
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Old 7th March 2012, 12:56 AM   #28344  /  #52
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I've not played an untimed game before... How do they work?
Slowly. So very...very...slowly.
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Old 7th March 2012, 02:48 AM   #28352  /  #53
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I'm not sure I have the patience for an untimed game.
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Old 7th March 2012, 03:14 AM   #28353  /  #54
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untimed games are not good for my nerves.
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Old 7th March 2012, 09:36 AM   #28366  /  #55
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It's hard to go from timed games to untimed games. Untimed games require more detachment from the plays an bandwagon building skills which aren't necessary in timed games.
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Old 8th March 2012, 06:00 PM   #28550  /  #56
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It is both therapeutic and harmful. You should be warned of its potential to bring underlying paranoia to the surface.
no joke, i honestly think that playing mafia has helped me to be less paranoid irl. if you're a person who has trust issues, the game will draw some intense reactions out of you at first. but by having your suspicions disproven repeatedly, it helps you to break the self-reinforcing and irrational mental habits of paranoia, and to add habits you might have been missing, like looking for reasons to trust people.
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Old 8th March 2012, 06:07 PM   #28551  /  #57
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no, none of that is true
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Old 8th March 2012, 06:39 PM   #28552  /  #58
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Old 13th April 2013, 10:54 AM   #89121  /  #59
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Current level of membership is all. We're all quite capable and interested in talking about everything else.

it's likely still a small part of the membership that plays mafia.
Still think that?
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Old 13th April 2013, 11:02 AM   #89122  /  #60
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Anyway, can't sleep, so I was trying to figure out the appeal of mafia. I'm still not seeing it. I understand that I would have to actually play to "get" it. What has me stumped is why anybody would have thought up this game in the first place and got others to join.
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Old 13th April 2013, 12:27 PM   #89138  /  #61
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it started as a party game apparently
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Old 13th April 2013, 01:42 PM   #89167  /  #62
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Old 13th April 2013, 02:52 PM   #89189  /  #63
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So, a bunch of people who got beat up in high school didn't have their D&D gear handy, so they decided to gather round a video a camera and, well...I still don't get the appeal.
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Old 13th April 2013, 02:57 PM   #89197  /  #64
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So, a bunch of people who got beat up in high school didn't have their D&D gear handy, so they decided to gather round a video a camera and, well...I still don't get the appeal.
*shrug* I don't get the appeal of drag racing or cross-country skiing, but I understand there are people who like that sort of thing. Personally, I like murder mysteries, I like roleplaying, and I like using logic, so mafia does it for me.
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Old 13th April 2013, 03:23 PM   #89220  /  #65
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mafia isn't a lot different than those murder mystery weekends people go to, only there are a team of murderers.
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Old 13th April 2013, 09:13 PM   #89393  /  #66
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How do you do night in live mafia/werewolf? No, I'm not watching those fucking videos.
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Old 13th April 2013, 09:17 PM   #89395  /  #67
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. Personally, I like murder mysteries, I like roleplaying, and I like using logic, so mafia does it for me.
Yeah, puzzle/problem-solving plus socializing with other nerds while killing time at work.

I don't get why people do the Twitter thing.
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Old 13th April 2013, 09:58 PM   #89406  /  #68
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So, a bunch of people who got beat up in high school didn't have their D&D gear handy, so they decided to gather round a video a camera and, well...I still don't get the appeal.
*shrug* I don't get the appeal of drag racing or cross-country skiing, but I understand there are people who like that sort of thing. Personally, I like murder mysteries, I like roleplaying, and I like using logic, so mafia does it for me.
I can see the role playing aspect of it, which I don't find appealing. The logic part I wouldn't call logical I base that on reading some player-written articles about "tells" in the game. They are kinda silly.

I can get the appeal of drag racing even if I don't enjoy it. Going fast, watching things go fast, and loud noises get the adrenalin flowing. Cross-country skiing I can see for the physical challenge and solitude of it, even if it's not for me.

I guess it hinges on the role playing. The second the guy in the video told everyone it was dark/night and they closed their eyes, I groaned. When they started discussing who was what, the only "evidence" anyone had was the fat werewolf guy faking a snore after the werewolf went back to sleep. There was no basis to have any reasonable discussion about who played what, so to me the exercise became pointless.
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Old 13th April 2013, 10:03 PM   #89407  /  #69
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For me it is the sorting into place, think of it like a jigsaw puzzle, or rather, a card game.
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Old 13th April 2013, 10:12 PM   #89412  /  #70
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UY, the role playing aspect is minimal on these boards, and i couldn't even click on those youtubes, made me embarrassed for white people

in addition to what jerome said, it's also a chance to argue with people on a forum about something that does actually have a reveal at the end, is that making any sense. iow if i think you're town and jerome thinks you're scum, we can both call each other retards but there's a kinda payoff at the end
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Old 14th April 2013, 01:42 AM   #89612  /  #71
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UY, the role playing aspect is minimal on these boards, and i couldn't even click on those youtubes, made me embarrassed for white people

in addition to what jerome said, it's also a chance to argue with people on a forum about something that does actually have a reveal at the end, is that making any sense. iow if i think you're town and jerome thinks you're scum, we can both call each other retards but there's a kinda payoff at the end
I don't begrudge anyone playing it. Calling someone a retard has a certain charm.

Help me get past the first day. On what are you basing your votes? Or are you just throwing stuff out there trying to get people to react?
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Old 14th April 2013, 03:31 AM   #89647  /  #72
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first day sucks. I don't even try. Some people throw shit out to try to get a reaction.
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Old 14th April 2013, 04:59 AM   #89650  /  #73
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first day sucks. I don't even try. Some people throw shit out to try to get a reaction.
So at least I'm totally misunderstanding it. I thought I was missing something.
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Old 14th April 2013, 02:36 PM   #89677  /  #74
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Help me get past the first day. On what are you basing your votes? Or are you just throwing stuff out there trying to get people to react?
partly throwing stuff out there, day one needs something to happen to kick things off. There's also an element of comparing notes - if half a dozen people think a player seems nervous or defensive (or one of the other stock scumtells) then voting to lynch that person is probably going to be a better choice than a random vote
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Old 24th August 2014, 11:17 PM   #166629  /  #75
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I still don't know what it is. Something about pretending something or something is the gist I get.
That's it. At the beginning everyone is secretly told whether they are a bad guy or a good guy. The bad guys know each other and can secretly communicate. The good guys know nothing, and have to converse in thread. Good guys try to figure out who the bad guys are and "eliminate" them. Bad guys pretend they're trying to help, but truly want to steer the mob the wrong way.
And we all take it far too seriously at one time or another.

Good explanation.
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