Mafia 77: Case Study

November 6th 2019

Day 000

I have been watching the subjects closely. They all seem to have just ended a game, this is the perfect time to get a better look at them.

They seem to play this chat based game online with a bunch of random people.

Mafia is a game played by the IC community on Discord, it has become a way of life, a sort of cult. They play, laugh, cry, get drunk, and rage.They mostly just get drunk and talk about NSFW things. The subjects love to hate each other and all secretly want to bang ( especially TU, he definitely wants to bang Ordos).

Most importantly, they have all become a family in their own right, every person playing their own unique role in the game and in the community. There is something that makes every one of them special, something that only they bring to the table.

I am curious and excited to see how they all interact, watching the game unfold and studying them. Who will win in a showdown between Town, Mob, and SK? Only time will tell, will their choices and personalities hinder or help them? I’m going in for a closer look.

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Roles:

Town:

Hydro - Town cop, has some weird uncanny 6th sense. He uses his intuition to sniff out a player’s role at night. Gets 1 investigation a night.

Goddess- Town Roleblocker, she has the the ability to completely distract people from what is happening in the game and stay stealthily unnoticed while she does what she needs to do. Gets to block one person per night but cannot block the same person twice in a row.

KT- Town Doc, lovely, sweet, innocent kt cares about all her mafia friends, she works hard to save them and they love her for it. She does so with her little pet kitty that follows her around. Gets 1 heal per night, cannot heal the same person twice in a row. If she cannot save them she sings them a little song to send them off to the afterlife.

Tish- Starts off as normal innocent townie, Tish. If Nolio decides to troll (rb) her or Goddess Decides to send her cookies (rb) she becomes Big Tish ( see neutral roles).

Ordos- suicider, last person to vote for mr. ordos gets blown up by his babyq. It may be small, possibly not even big enough to actually be useable, but it can sure cause a big bang.

Zarfy- pretends that he doesn’t want to play. He has been over the rules exactly 1738737383 times and counting. He gets 1 investigation during a night phase of his choosing.

8 plain townies

Mob:

Daylight - Gf , has the option to put in a kill at night, whether or not he does it is up to him. He is super sneaky and if investigated will come back as town. Gets to put in 1 kill a night and assign which mob member carries it out. If he is killed his kill ability will be passed on to a random remaining mob member.

TBO- Mob Cop, sends his cows out once a night to figure out who someone is. Kind of like investigative homing pigeons. He plays a bad guy well, staying in the shadows easily, popping in every now and then but always watching in the dark to figure out who is who. Gets 1 investigation per night.

Nolio- Mob Roleblocker, he is particularly good at eloquently writing his way around situations and figuring them out. He’s also always mob, even when he’s town. He uses this to do what he needs to do and stop others from doing what they need to. Gets to block one person per night but cannot block the same person twice in a row.

Mrblonde- This sneaky mobbie is excellent at hiding in the shadows. He likes to hide behind telling people he is every role in the game and with memes. He used to be the meme kind, beloved by all for his entertaining qualities. Now, he’s mad that ordos has surpassed him in the meme department. That’s enough to make anyone a bad guy. Plain mobbie.

The_Unknown- One of the few to have achieved the allusive flawless mob victory. Plain mobbie.

Neutral Roles

Jets- Serial Killer, his dream role comes to fruition, one way or another. He gets to be in a league all his own playing 4d mafia. Wearing his heart on his sleeve he plays his butt off and works to make-do with what he knows, which being in a faction all on his own is nothing. Nonetheless he uses his entertaining theories to throw people off his scent because he isn’t particularly sneaky, if investigated he comes back town. Gets 1 kill per night.

Big Tish- BIG TISH WILL DELETE YOU AND YOUR DOG IRL. She is on a team all on her own. If Tish gets roleblocked she becomes bug tish on day 3. She starts deleting people and their dogs from the game because they are annoying, she’s done with everyone’s sillyness, and she wants to. Come at her, bruh. Big Tish can decide to align herself with any of the factions to secure a win or she can win being the last one standing. Gets 1 kill per day phase starting on day 3, kill happens immediately.

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Rules

Each day phase, every town member must vote for whoever they think should be lynched; this person will die and no longer be a part of the game. A vote only counts if you state “vote PLAYERNAME” or “voting PLAYERNAME”. Saying somebodies name without the specification that you are voting them will NOT count as a valid vote. In the event of a tie in the number of votes at the end of day phase, there will be no added time. All players in with a tied vote will be lynched. You cannot miss two votes in a row; should this happen, you will be immediately removed from the game, and lynch will still commence based on voting. The voting deadline is just that, a deadline. Day phase will finish at 9pm EST. This means that if you vote at 9:00:01 EST your vote will be excluded. This is irrelevant of whether the game moderators have posted that voting is closed. Night Phase Will end at 9am EST. Do. Not. Delete. Votes. Doing so will get your mod-killed. Should you need to invalidate your vote for any reason, just edit your vote or vote a non-living player. Do. Not. use this during the part of the game where you have to vote (4 or less players). That will count as not voting and will get you killed. . You are NOT allowed to make public the message sent you by the game moderators to tell you your role, either entirely or in part; should this happen you will be removed from the present game and possibly future editions as well. You can share what your information means, but you cannot share exact text. No copying text from admins. You may inform someone that you have investigated them and what their role is. Just no copy/pasting. Once you’re dead, you’re dead. Do not talk about the game to still active players, or post in the forum thread. This will be considered an act of influence upon the remaining players, and will get you banned from future games.

There should be no reason that a dead player is having any conversation with living players in regards to the ongoing Mafia game. If it is found out that you are, you will be banned from the next game that you sign up for. When the game has 4 or less players alive, all players MUST participate in the lynch phase by voting. If a player fails to vote, that player will be the one lynched. You must be willing to make your decision and live/die with it. BE CAREFUL WITH SCREEN SHOTS! If you post any screenshot that shows any message to\from the moderators, you will immediately be mod killed. There are no exceptions and no “writer’s discretion”. Be warned now, if you post one… you are dead. You should all know better by now.

Night Phase Order of Events:

Town Roleblock
Mob Roleblock
Doctor Heal
SK Kill
Mob kill
Cop Investigation

Night phase will end at 1400 GMT each day. Day phase will end at 0200 GMT each day. 9 am est and 9 pm est

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Night 001

The game has begun. I started it on an extended night phase to see how this particular group of players would interact. So far, most of them have either been quiet or drunk. Many a strange conversations have been had already. I have to wonder how many of them actually play the game or just stay around to chat. I will have to look into that more.

Either way some interesting developments happened within the game itself last night. It seems as though we have some actual killing going on, this was an unexpected development. I was quite taken aback by the discovery this morning. It seems as though not only did the serial killer known as Jets put in a kill last night he also carried it out. This has become interesting indeed. I found young wild wolf’s body early this morning as I was enjoying my morning coffee, walking over to start reviewing my notes from the day before. There he lay on the ground, in a pool of blood, something protruding out of his eye. It looks like a pen. I immediately took out my notebook to document this development, only to realize that my pen was missing, upon closer inspection it was my pen that had been taken. How peculiar and fascinating. I am using this opportunity to remind myself to be more vigilant, more careful.

Coincidentally wild’s body wasn’t the only one I found this morning. My head was full after I found wild, I was excited to see where this would lead. As I was walking and talking to myself, making notes on my phone voice recorder since my pen had been taken, I noticed a sticky note stuck to the wall in front of me. I only noticed because I almost walked right into said wall. The note stated, “this way <------”

So, I followed it. I came across 5 notes in total pointing me in the direction I was to go, although to be fair I wasn’t sure the notes were meant for me, I still followed. I am nothing if not curious. The last few notes had something smeared on them, it looked like dried blood but I couldn’t be too sure, until I saw her. Sweet, sweet KT (cxris) hung up by a rope, a note stabbed into her chest that read, “You can’t save everyone love, Nolio”. The town doctor was no more.
An interesting night indeed.

**Sk killed wild wolf (plain town) **
Mob killed cxris ( town doc)

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November 09 2019

Day 001

It was finally the first day of voting today. I was so excited to see how it would unfold. It took a while to get going, fairly unusual for this bunch but once it started it got interesting fairly fast.

Note to self to get them to provide a reason for voting next time in order to gather the data. Have a better insight into their thought process

It looked like we were going to have at least a triple lynch but alas, it was Oldie that was voted off the island. It was in the last bit of day phase that I decided to follow the players’ lead.

Oldie sulked out of the room, almost ran right into me. I already had the knife waiting behind my back. I knew I had to do it before I lost my nerve. I plunged the knife into his neck, took it back out and watched him collapse to the ground.

In that moment I knew I had to do something with the bodies, I couldn’t just leave them around. The players wouldn’t appreciate knowing they were in such danger. Better they play not knowing it’s real, although I wonder how much of their strategy would change if they knew it was.

I grabbed Oldie’s feet and dragged him to the broom closet I had shoved the rest of the bodies in.

note to self, do more arm days

Night phase should be interesting

Oldie the plain townie was lynched

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November 10th 2019

Night 002

I hardly slept last night; the anticipation of the night phase fuelled my restless tossing. Who would be next to go? How would they play it off?

I practically leapt out of bed as soon as I saw the sun start to rise. What would be awaiting me today? With a skip in my step I grabbed my coffee and headed for the observation room. As I turned the corner with the door in sight, I saw the shadow of someone walk away. I shrugged it off as someone headed to the bathroom. I opened the door to find a picture of my dog tapped to the observation window. Above it, in big red letters on the window it said, “IMMA DELETE YOU AND YOUR DOG IRL. I’M COMING FOR YOU DIRTY BITCHES” under the picture there was a kiss lip print made with purple lipstick.

This was an unexpected turn, I wonder what it means, I will have to keep my eye open today.

As I watched out the observation window I noticed Nolio, walking towards jets. Jets seemed to have his eye on someone from the hallway but I couldn’t quite see who. Nolio tapped Jets on the shoulder and they started talking. Jets looked annoyed, he finally dropped his hands to his side and shook his head, stomping out the other door, giving up on whatever he was doing before Nolio.

I decided to take a look around, see if there was anything that happened last night.

That’s when I came across Soul. Well, part of him anyways, his head. Not sure where the rest of him went. I picked up the head and tucked it under my sweater. I tossed his head in the closet with the rest of the bodies. There wasn’t any blood to clean up when I went back to check I found a sticky note where the head had been. “I cleaned up the mess for you, sorry about that! – Daylight” Well, at least he was thoughtful.

Soul the plain townie was killed by mob

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Day 002

It was a fairly uneventful day. All the subjects did as they should, it seems as though Melvin has done a good job of getting the attention on him. The strategy is a fairly good one for a plain townie to use. I wonder how it will continue to go over. It looks like the roles in the game go on to live another day.

Unfortunately for Melvin, he didn’t realize he signed his own death sentence. It’s a shame.

As Melvin left the room, thinking he would get to enjoy the rest of his time I asked him to follow me. He shrugged and followed. Kept talking about something called a ladyboy that he loved so much, that he couldn’t wait to go back to them. I didn’t pay him much mind, to be honest. I just wanted to send him off to his fate so I could keep observing the others.

I handed Melvin a brownie I had laced with enough sedatives to kill a horse. He chomped away at it happily as we got to my closet, he had just popped the last bit in his mouth. I opened the door and shoved him in, locking it behind me.

Melvin the plain townie was lynched

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November 11 2019

Night 003

I woke up to a knock on my door, I opened it but there was nothing and no one there. Someone is trying to mess with me, I need to be on my guard a little more.

I decided to investigate, there must have been a reason for the interruption of sleep. I think some of the players have caught on to what I’ve been doing. The mob players certainly have, that much is clear.

I didn’t expect the game to take the turn it has but I must let it run its course. I am lucky I was granted full use of the facility to do this.

As I wandered the halls I heard someone talking, it sounded like a heated conversation. I made my way around the corner to see the interaction but the only person there was Jets. He must be hearing those voices again. They clearly are not getting along.

Perhaps I should have kept him on a low dose of his meds for this? No, that would have defeated the purpose. I would make a note to check on him but I need to remain impartial, in the background. I find this becoming increasingly hard to do.

Jets stomped off, having finished the conversation with himself. I rounded the corner to find The_unknown ( tbo) naked, tied to a chair, and clearly not alive.

At least it was a rolling chair, made my night a little easier.

I wasn’t so lucky when I came across zarfy ( ordos) though. Poor guy, didn’t even get to use his investigation. His head had been smashed in with a very large encyclopedia. I’m not even sure where someone got this thing. Who uses books anymore? Then again none of them have access to the internet. In sharpie on the front cover the book read " Next time don’t steal my crayons -MrBlonde".

Cleaning that up took a while. I am not impressed.

**SK killed TBO ( who was mob TU) **
Mob killed Ordos ( who was town zarfy)

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Day 003

I walked in to my bathroom to find Daylight (Nolio) with a stiletto sticking out of his eye, purple lipstick kisses all over him and a picture of a dog stapled to his chest.

Big Tish.

I’m not sure if this is a gift or a warning for me.

Big tish killed nolio ( who was mob gf )

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Day 003

I don’t know what has gotten into me. I think about the kills, I look forward to them, I crave them. They started out as a necessary evil in the name of science. That is no longer the case.
When I saw Partapax skipping another voting session, I lost it. I found him hiding in his closet playing with some dolls inappropriately. I’m not quite sure what happened, the next thing I knew I was dragging his lifeless body to the closet with the rest of them. The plastic doll feet slightly visible sticking out of his gaping mouth.
By the time I made it back to voting, everything had already been totaled. Goddess (schniepel) stood there with a look of shock and hurt on her face. I almost felt bad for her. She stomped her feet towards the door crying and complained about how she wanted to stay. That’s when I got annoyed and no longer felt bad for her upcoming demise. As I walked with her to the body closet she wouldn’t stop complaining about being away from everyone, especially Sunstorm. I just wanted her to stop complaining, she was eating into my good feeling from the day. The game has been so interesting, I am learning so much about the way they play and think. I grabbed her by the hair and smashed her face against the closet door, until she stopped talking. It felt good.

Partapax (plain townie) was mod killed for not voting twice in a row.
Schniepel ( goddess- town rb) was lynched

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Night 004

Someone was in my room last night, I’m certain of it. I feel drowsy still, I’m having trouble waking up and writing feels strange.

I got a little bit of a later start because of this but I knew I needed to take my usual morning rounds to see what happened last night.

I started to make my way to the observation room to grab my coffee mug and found Jets arguing with Nolio, this time it was heated. Not the friendly conversation I had seen before. In the interest of time, I had to ignore it. Hope it worked itself out on its own. I had to see if there was a body around. I would keep a closer eye on those two later. There were so many that I hadn’t had a chance to watch much at all.

I wasn’t expecting who I found. Hydro (goddess), sweet beautiful hydro. Always watching everyone, figuring things out. He was laying in a pool of blood, clutching a note book. I opened to find the first page scribbled on in child like writing, " Hydro’s Investigations". I flipped the next page to see all the pages torn out. The only thing left was a note for me.
" Too bad there was no good cop to your bad cop - kisses, blonde."

It seems the patients are getting more hostile, this game isn’t bringing out the best in all of them…

Mob killed Goddess ( hydro- town cop)

Day 004

I had finally managed to grab my coffee and make my way to the observation room. I needed to take a quick look over their records, see if I was missing anything.

Before I could get started I noticed something sticking out from under my desk. Another body but with this time it was dressed in a cow suit. I thought it was just one of them playing a prank at first until I noticed the lipstick kiss right on its butt. I pulled the person out to find TBO (daylight) dead as dead can be. I decided to quickly dispose of the body before more people were walking around. By the time I got back to my desk my coffee was cold and there was a present wrapped and waiting on my desk.

I opened it cautiously. The note on top read, “for my love” inside was presumably TBO’s tiny tbo.

Well, they are certainly gift but… I’m starting to be afraid. I definitely should have kept tish on her meds.

big tish has killed daylight ( tbo- mob cop)

Day 004

Voting did not go as expected today, so much jumping around. Town seems clueless and wonder if it is because they haven’t done any real work. It seems again like even when their instincts are right, they ignore them.

Something about this feels wrong to me, I got angry with the results, I shouldn’t be feeling such an emotional response to this, to any of this. I will have to keep myself in check, do what I need to do.

I took Mr. Blonde out first, asking Tish (Jets) to wait by my office. Blonde’s death was quick, easy. I was too busy worrying about the next one. I disposed of him fast.

Tish and I had a good send off, she confessed her love for me, told me all about the gifts she was leaving for me. I didn’t want her to know what was coming, Big Tish wouldn’t have handled it well, so I offered her a drink with all of the meds I hadn’t given her the past week plus way too many sedatives. I knew she would be a hard one to take down.
As she died, I put on some purple lipstick and gave her a kiss.
I got too close to this.

Town lynched Mrblonde ( plain townie) and Jets (big tish) and I will never forgive any of you for it :frowning:

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Night 005

It seems as though Jets had, had enough of Nolio’s (zarfy) interference. I found him this morning nailed to the back of my door. I don’t know how they managed this without me hearing without me waking up. I feel drowsy again. I had trouble keeping my eyes open for even a minute when I did wake up. This morning has been hard.

I also found my notebook open on my night stand with a knife stabbed into it.

The patients aren’t handling their lack of medication well. It seems as though the freedom of being able to roam the test area hasn’t made up for that, it has only exacerbated their behaviour.

I wasn’t surprised when I found Jets’ (hydro) body just outside my door. Mrblonde must have been waiting for him. Took his revenge for Nolio.

The note I found stapled to jets read “don’t worry, you’re time is coming kisses, Mrblonde”

Sk killed zarfy (mob rb nolio)
Mob killed hydro (jets sk)

Day 006

Dr Tish is no more, TOWNIES FOREVER

sunstorm ( plain town) and The unknown ( mrblonde mob) were lynched

TOWN WINS