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Smaller concurrent Mafia games?
Topic Started: Jun 1 2012, 02:04 PM (865 Views)
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Hey all,

So the Mafia discussion thread had some talk about the gigantic Mafia games in play here (along with some fun with graphs!) and I floated the idea of having a venue for smaller Mafia games here for the purposes of giving inexperienced mods a smaller fish pond to start out in, for people who get lynched Day One to be involved in something in the subforum, and to play more basic games by virtue of their size. I'd like to get a sense of whether anyone else would be up for that. I don't want to detract from the great large games going on, but this might also be a setting for those who are unsure about their willingness to jump into a giant game or just want more mafia, kind of like the SOTF Mini site.

Please feel free to leave feedback on the idea, including what kind of limitations seem like a good idea to keep this distinct from the featured game, as it were. I'm happy to administrate stuff for this, i.e. waiting list maintenance, if the idea generates enough interest and doesn't bother anyone.

EDITED TO ADD: As Hollyquin said, the idea of having more than one Mafia game going at a time was initially hers: proper credit and all!
Edited by penguin_alien, Jun 1 2012, 10:36 PM.
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I'm voting no, simply because having more than one game doesn't add anything.

This might be my own pet peeve here, but mafia really doesn't help SOTF as a whole. I enjoy it, but it gets old to see posts being delayed because of a handler focusing so much on mafia, or at least, they're slow on posts and post extensively in mafia. Might not be a connection, but it annoys me. If you have time to mafia you had better have time to post.

So having a second game taking up even more time could lead to even more of such delays.

Just my $.02.
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I'm totally for it, as could be assumed by me being the first person to bring it up. :P

I had a whole response to what bacon said but I couldn't get the words right. The jist is that I don't think anyone is ignoring pregame because of Mafia.
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I'm all for multiple games. I'd rather not see more than, say, one large and one small game running concurrently, though, for the sake of keeping confusion down. Still, if we had a 10-16 person game running alongside a big one, I don't see any problems. Really, we'd just have to demo it to see how it works.

As to distracting from posting: I think people who procrastinate on posts happen to not procrastinate on mafia, but I do not believe it is mafia that is keeping them from posting. Folks have been slow and/or irresponsible posters since way before we started doing mafia on SOTF. Having watched the development of both mafia and the main game since the advent of mafia in SOTF, I can pretty safely say there's no correlation. It's not that people don't have time to post; it's just that, for some reason, lots of people prefer not to post until the last minute, regardless of anything else going on. The same folks often hang out in chat discussing the video games they're playing while not posting. Mafia just makes it more visible.
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Toben took the words from my mouth.

I'll just add that it's often easier to post in mafia than it is to write an actual RPing post, it's a different part of the brain needing engaging.
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Whilst I personally prefer the idea of one game at a time, I can't help but notice the potential humour in running the mini mafias on Mini.
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If the idea is found to have merit (right now 9/12 have indicated some willingness to participate, with one deeply suspicious of the potential for collaboration between the SOTF-terrorists and these Mafia scum) hosting it on the Mini board sounds like a good idea, pending the approval of those running the Mini site. It would mean that only one game's posting updates would show up on a board, and it would be out of sight (site!), out of mind for those who don't want the confusion.
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I find the idea of running games on Mini too to be overly complicated, to be perfectly honest. If smaller games are going to run I'd much rather they just took place on here.
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It would take 30 seconds to make a subforum to mafia for the smaller games, which could achieve roughly the same effect. :)
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...that makes a lot more sense! :~)
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