Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

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Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby Master Radishes » 08 Apr 2020, 12:01

INVITATION TO THE MAFIA CHAMPIONSHIP (SEASON 7)

Ahoy there! :)

I’m very excited to invite your community to participate in Season 7 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 :)


1. 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 April 27, 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 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.


2. SEASON 7 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 6 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 7 Champion and a winner’s certificate signed by Dmitry Davidoff, the creator of mafia.

This year’s setup: JOAT^2
The setup is called JOAT^2 and features 15 players.

The setup consists of the following:

3x Mafia Goon
2x Town Jack Of All Trades (9x Doctor, 9x Motion Detector, 9x Tracker)
10x Vanilla Townie


Note that the Jacks Of All Trades must use all three actions before repeating an action, i.e. they are rotating. This does not mean they must use the actions in the same order every time.

Relevant mechanics info
- Day start.
- Majority lynch is enabled Day 2+, but majority is not required at any point in order to lynch.
- Tied votes will result in a player being lynched 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 Tracker and the Motion Detector actions.)
- Mafia share a factional Night Kill, which is a single standard shot for their faction. The mafia faction 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 roles automatically, the bot receives and processes actions, etc.).


3. SEASON 7 TIMELINE

There will be 10 Qualifier Games, and your representative plays in just one of these. They will have start dates ranging from late April to mid-June. 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, 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
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby Master Radishes » 08 Apr 2020, 12:02

Above is the invitation from Lissa for this year's Mafia Championships.

Link to the actual thread: https://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/th ... ost3814538
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby Fatmo » 09 Apr 2020, 05:46

Just wanted to mark this thread.

We had a a short conversation on discord basically thinking one of UFO or I could go. Of the people that could likely have time for it and that might not go ridiculously insane from it lol.

I still think Kim is a good call if she wanted to. But she says she doesn’t want to.

Does anyone else actively want to do it?

We’ve got a bunch of good players that could probably do well.
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby Nanook » 09 Apr 2020, 06:58

Just send fatmo, he's one of the few of us I think would actively enjoy himself.
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby Nanook » 09 Apr 2020, 06:58

Or UFO if we're looking for a relentless troll.
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby sjg11 » 09 Apr 2020, 16:30

Good luck to whoever gets this!
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby mhsmith0 » 10 Apr 2020, 02:31

Thanks for sharing this. It was on my to do list but i got really backed up, so i appreciate you taking the initiative.
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby Master Radishes » 10 Apr 2020, 09:34

mhsmith0 wrote:Thanks for sharing this. It was on my to do list but i got really backed up, so i appreciate you taking the initiative.

Yeah no problem. I figured you were on it but Lissa was talking about all the communities that had been reached out to already and I panicked. :P
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby Master Radishes » 10 Apr 2020, 09:34

I have no say in this as I am not a regular here, but I concur that Fatmo and UFO would both make great reps.
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Re: Season 7 of the Mafia Championship!

Postby Fatmo » 15 Apr 2020, 20:04

UFO or anyone else, do you want to do this? Lol or you all decided to Fatmo me into this?

Should probably decide before our next game starts one way or another.
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