Generic Superhero Mafia Season One

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Generic Superhero Mafia Season One

Postby Nanook » 18 Nov 2018, 20:58

I ran this game at a different mafia site and it went over pretty well, so I figured I'd leave the set up here, and sometime in the future I'll run it when there's a lull. It's a 7 player game, there are a bunch of roles and special stuff, but I don't *think* it's easily broken (you guys are admittedly better at breaking games than the other site I ran it at, though!). It's a pretty cool game, probably the best I've designed, and I'll run it whenever there's a lull between other games.

Knowledge of superheroes is by no means required, but familiarity with DC heroes (especially recent TV and movie adaptations) will probably make it funnier.

Generic Superheroes:

Fly Guy
Super strength—cannot be vigged normally.
X-ray vision—can see through walls. (equal to a watcher)
Weakness: special space metal bullet (removes super strength and x-ray vision).

Grim and Mysterious Figure
Sneaky AF—cannot be tracked at night.
Detective AF—can discern one of their targets abilities through use of incredible sleuthing abilities. (equal to a rolecop)
Weakness: mention their mother’s name and they turn into a weepy ball of sadness, making them unable to bring their intense intellect to bear (removes Detective AF, Sneaky AF remains in place).

Warrior Woman
Deflection reflection—can deflect any powers used on her back towards the player targeting her (50% chance they deflect and nothing happens, 50% chance they reflect and affect the player targeting WW) (example: rolecop that targets WW and is reflected, would receive knowledge of their own abilities back as a result). Does not apply to NKs, but DOES apply to vig shots.
Indomitable sense of right and wrong—cannot be scum at start of game (does not apply to time travel shenanigans).
Weakness: Loss of faith in humanity—occasionally despairs of the human condition, and removes herself from the world after seeing a horrific wrong perpetrated.

Speedy Comic Relief
Quick reflexes—you can use your super speed to save somebody from being shot at night, but you get so tired doing it that you know it’ll only work once—you have to get your beauty sleep sometime, after all! (equal to a one-shot doc)
Ill-advised time traveling—you’re so fast, you can turn back time and bring players back to life! But be warned, time traveling can have unintended consequences, like making former friends turn evil, or someone that was otherwise in perfect health having a sudden heart attack! (Example: on N2, turn time back to D1, reversing the D2 lynch, any N1 kills, and D1 lynch, bringing those players back to life).
Weakness: a complete lack of ability to judge character. If someone tells you they’re your friend you’ll believe them unquestioningly, and thus leave yourself open to their sudden but inevitable betrayal.

Trusty Sidekick
Morale support—you’re so supportive of your mentor, that you’ll trust them with your vote! On even numbered days, no matter who you cast your vote for, it will be counted as being cast for the same player your mentor voted for. If your mentor is dead, your vote will not count.
Pluck and determination—you’re just so goshdarn plucky and determined, the first time you’re lynched you won’t let it get you down, and you’ll survive to keep fighting!
Weakness: your weakness is, well, weakness! You’re not a full fledged superhero yet, so you don’t have their stamina. If a bad guy figures out who you are, they’ll snatch the breath right from your lungs and shank you in the pancreas!

Alien With Convenient Powers
Can’t touch this—you can “phase” yourself, making you impervious to a vig shot. Note that you can only use one of your abilities per night.
Shape shifting—you can shape shift to appear as one of the other heroes to anyone that may be peeking. You cannot shape shift and phase in the same night.
Weakness: fire. If you’re set on fire, you can’t phase, nor can you shape shift.

Gritty TV Adaptation
Willing to kill—being on TV instead of in a movie means that you don’t share your big screens compunctions about taking life, and will stop at nothing to take down the bad guys, including very clearly shooting them in the heart after vowing not to kill anymore, but that’s OK because you only kill henchmen, never the named antagonists (I’m looking at you, Ollie). You can only do this once, then your deeply manipulative significant other will reprimand you and you’ll remember that you’re supposed to be setting an example for your son. (This role is equal to a one-shot vig)
Gradually increasing stakes—due to your being on TV, the stakes are constantly rising, and characters are constantly saying things like “this changes everything!” to really drive the point home. This has led you to be comfortable in do or die conditions, meaning that you count for two towards your teams VC (example: two scum and two town alive, with GTVA as one of the town, means that the game continues rather than ending in a scum victory).
Weakness: small budgets. Because sometimes the effects team runs out of money, your graphics aren’t quiiiiite what you see on the big screen. If somebody steals your funding, you won’t be able to use either of your abilities.

The Magic McGuffin has turned two Generic Superheroes into Even More Generic Villains through vaguely handwaved away sorcery that will not be explained at a later date! These dastardly villains, in addition to knowing every players weakness, may (attempt to) kill one player per night. Scum will possess the powers of whatever hero they inhabit the form of. The scum may attempt to use the weakness of two players against them each night (but may only use a weakness twice per game)—if they use the correct weakness against the correct person, that person will be roleblocked. If they use the incorrect weakness, nothing will happen. A weakness lasts only on the night it is applied.

How the NK works:

Each night, the scum may attempt to NK somebody. If the person they’re attempting to NK has not been weakened, the kill will be unsuccessful. If the person has had the correct weakness applied to them, the kill will be successful. The weakness must have been applied to the player on the same night the NK is being attempted.
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