Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

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Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby Thingyman » 29 Mar 2016, 08:14

Invitation to The Mafia Championship Season 3

Hello everyone, it’s that time of the year again :)

I am making this post with the hopes that your community would be interested in participating in Season 3 of the Mafia Championship. It will be bigger and more epic than ever before.

This year we’re expanding once again; 136 communities will be invited to participate, making this not only the biggest Mafia event ever, but also the largest cross-forum event in the history of the Internet. We’ve also moved the venue to Mafia Universe, a new site created largely because of this series.

Are you interested?

As always, how you decide your representative is completely up to you. To guarantee your community a spot in Season 3 of the Mafia Championship, I will need to know of your community's interest within the next week (until April 4th). Following this, you will have an additional two weeks to decide your nominee (until April 18th). Additionally, it would be a very good idea to also name an alternate.

Remember that your representative needs to be prepared to deal with a lot of activity. Expect at least upwards of 500 posts per 24 hours during the early stages of the game. The representative needs to not only be able to read all this, but should also at least be able to manage making 10+ posts per day phase.

Season 3 Specifics

• 136 different communities are invited to participate. If some decline the invitation, I may opt to allow larger communities an additional nominee.
• 8 Qualifying Games will be played with 17 players each.
• 2 players advance to the Finale Game from each game based on post-game votes.
• 1 Wildcard Game will be played (Wildcards are decided by a jury consisting of former finalists), determining the 17th and final spot in the Finale. Runner-ups in this game will be first in line to replace any finalists who may have to drop out.

Season 3 Timeline & Important Dates

The first Qualifying Game is set to start April 25th. Additional games will take place in the 1-3 months following. I will create a Doodle and find out the best times to start the various games so that preferably everyone gets to play during a time that suits them well.

In addition to this, it is also a priority to ensure as much as possible that all the players in any given game has no prior history of playing with each other to ensure a level playing field (but I cannot 100% guarantee that this won’t happen).

Season 3 Game Design & Setup

For each season, we’ve changed it up. This time, we’re doing something new again!

The setup is called Matrix12 and is inspired by mafiascum’s popular Matrix6 setup, if any of you are familiar with that. In short, the concept is that there are 12 different possible setups and the host randomizes which one is used. The players know what setups are available, but not which one will be used!

More on the setup here: http://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/thr ... -Format%29

Regarding lynch mechanics: There will be a deadline each day phase, and the person with the most votes at the end of the day is lynched, unless a majority has already been reached before then, in which case the day ends prematurely.

Days will last 36 hours and nights 12 hours, meaning 48 hours (2 days) per game day. With one exception: The weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will be one game day (so day will be 60 hours and night 12 hours on weekends).
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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby sjg11 » 29 Mar 2016, 14:15

So, anyone got anyone they'd like to nominate?

If he's eligible I feel Crunk is the obvious choice. If not there are 6 or 7 of us good enough to give it a shot.
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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby mhsmith0 » 29 Mar 2016, 17:00

I can't really argue with crunkus, but I think I'll still counter nominate keirador. I was super impressed by his play in our game together. Speaking as someone who is frankly junk as scum, k being able to play a scum aligned 3p well enough TO GET THE SCUM TEAM TO THINK HES TOWN AND TRY TO KILL HIM (especially given the quality of the scum team) was pretty impressive. Ala harb in shot in the dark.
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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby Thingyman » 29 Mar 2016, 18:36

Crunkus is ineligible due to being a previous finalist. Sorry for not stating this in the OP.
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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby Crunkus_old » 30 Mar 2016, 02:41

Keirador, especially if he does the entire thing as The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home. Seriously, the rest of you can forget it if he commits to that. I'll be able to sell tickets to that stuff.

Who has done it already? I know sjg11 has.


How about Harb?

Has UDC done this?

Season 3, I guess just me and sjg11 have done this then. We should both take a backseat (I have to anyway).

I nominate Keirador, Harb, and UDC. I think all 3 would represent. Heck I think a bunch of people would represent.
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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby Crunkus_old » 30 Mar 2016, 02:56

I checked us in as a site.

Just time to figure out who to send to the party.
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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby sjg11 » 30 Mar 2016, 03:02

Harb's done it already.

If he's free I'll back the Keirador nomination. He's really impressed me recently.

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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby Crunkus_old » 30 Mar 2016, 03:09

If I got your participation and Harb's confused in Season 2...switch that up. Could have sworn you had already done this...

I'm old. Sometimes I forget things...
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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby sjg11 » 30 Mar 2016, 16:34

Crunkus wrote:If I got your participation and Harb's confused in Season 2...switch that up. Could have sworn you had already done this...

I'm old. Sometimes I forget things...

I did, I was our second season 1 participant. Harb was season 2.
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Re: Season 3 of the Mafia Championship

Postby Crunkus_old » 30 Mar 2016, 18:27

sjg11 wrote:
Crunkus wrote:If I got your participation and Harb's confused in Season 2...switch that up. Could have sworn you had already done this...

I'm old. Sometimes I forget things...

I did, I was our second season 1 participant. Harb was season 2.


oh...We had 2 second season participants. I see.

Okay. So no sjg11, Harb, or Crunkus.

UDC and Keirador would be really good picks then.

Not that there aren't a lot of talent players here. I'd be pulling for one these two this year though.
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