Staff Profiles

Administration

Administrators handle large-scale decisions and site maintenance.
Username: Thingyman
Nickname(s): Thingy, Pump It Harders, Owen Wilson, Literally GOAT
Rank/Position: Founder, Administrator
Country: Denmark

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a weird, yet lovable, guy from the great Viking country of Denmark. I love to sing, but am not good at it. I sometimes do stand up, but I insist on only sharing bad jokes in Discord. I wrote a thesis on Korean tv shows, so I got that going for me, which is nice.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I've made a mistake and there's no way out now. This site will, at minimum, last until we've found aliens on other planets and forced them to play here. It won't truly be Mafia Universe until then. I suspect we may already have one or two aliens amongst us though, but they might also just be Australians, I'm not sure.
Username: Makaze
Nickname(s): Mak Daddy, Maka, Mak, Bakaze, Akaz
Rank/Position: Administrator, responsible for Modbot and all forum features, the resident Code Monkey
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I am a self-taught programmer with interest in game theory, psychology, riddles, and problem solving. As NL would say: "I'm a wizard, Harry."

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
It all started when I watched my first Mafia Championship on 2+2 in 2015. I came from Serenes Forest, a Fire Emblem fansite that sent a representative. When I was trying to read the games on 2+2's website, I could not stand not having the ability to see full posts in search results. I figured the other players must be having trouble too. So I created a browser extension that shows full posts, and Thingyman liked it so much, he commended me. When he revealed he would love to move the Championship to his own site and server, I offered to help, knowing I could make it how he wanted.

The rest is history.
Username: Askthepizzaguy
Nickname(s): Pizza, ATPG, Pizzaguy
Rank/Position: Administrator, co-author of the code of conduct of Mafia Universe
Country: Born in the USA, now living in Norway with my wife Sooh

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I was born in New Hampshire, and lived in many little small towns all over it while I was growing up. I moved to Florida, then Norway. During my life I have seen the ill effects of drug abuse, alcoholism, abusive family relationships, infidelity, work stress on a family life, aggressive, passive-aggressive, abusive, coercive, manipulative, and emotionally, physically and psychologically abusive romantic relationships, lived with manic-depression, worked at minimum wage jobs and non-minimum wage jobs, and gained experience as a manager and leader of a workplace. Through those experiences I have learned many things about the human condition, some of the major principles of which were condensed into principles that make up our site's code of conduct, and although I may not be on hand as often to enforce or improve upon it, I hope those small bits of wisdom I have collected over the years will help this entire community stay civil, friendly, positive, for as long as there are people who wish to be a part of it.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I have been a mafia player since 2008, and not just my life experiences but my mafia experiences as well (I felt) would inform any decisions I could make on behalf of a community to keep the peace and tone and friendliness. I thought I would be a right person for the task of setting a good example and a good minimum standard to keep. It is my hope that the others that join the community or lead it will not just keep those standards, but build upon them, so that you will have the best possible experience while you are here, leading to countless positive memories and friendships that you will benefit from in your life.

Moderation

Moderators handle rule enforcement and keep the peace when things get too tense.
Username: smilefires
Nickname(s): smile(s), smellfires (thanks, Walrein)
Rank/Position: Head Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I teach, craft things, check local music scenes, and play with my hair. I grew up on IRC and mafia was something they had over there too. I once had a reputation for sharing links with no explanation, and I speak fluent lowercase. I've also watched double digits more Korean dramas than Thingyman.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
If I can help someone have a good day on the internet today, to pay it forward from the ones I've had, then that sounds good to me.
Username: Boquise
Nickname(s): Boq, Who's Boq, Boq boq boq, Bobo
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: Sweden

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I am a regular university student enrolled in the teacher program (subjects are Swedish and History) with a love for literature. Aiming to become an established writer tbh so most of my days are spent reading and writing. The last part is a lie. I spend way too much time on the internet doing stuff, like murderising fellow players in mafia. My super power is turning any situation awkward.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
MU was in a dire need of Swedish presence, so my master, King Carl Gustaf XVI, ordered me to be situated here. Don't tell anyone; it is classified tbh.
Username: DemonTurtle
Nickname(s): DT
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Hello I'm DemonTurtle, or DT, I don't mind what you call me. I've been playing mafia for a couple of years now, even though I'm not very good. I like to read and observe though and that's my favorite part. I don't take part in a lot of games, but I usually read through them especially if I know some of the players. I joined MU last year during the championships and met some amazing people.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I joined the staff to help with inputting things into the database because they seemed to need help and I wasn't really busy with anything. I've gotten more busy, but I still want to help keep up the database and to help with keeping stats up to date.
Username: GeneralHankerchief
Nickname(s): GH, Fuchs
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I currently work in an office where the demands on my time are usually lenient enough to let me get way too involved in a mafia game and/or spend time in the Discord. Yes, the word "handkerchief" in my username is misspelled. No, I don't want to change it.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I've been involved in online mafia in some form or another since 2006. While I'm still deciding whether that's something to be proud or ashamed of, I figured it couldn't hurt to help keep the premier site in the mafia community running smoothly in the meantime.
Username: Hallia
Nickname(s): Haleesi, Halls, Hallibabe, Hally
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm an overly chipper and optimistic person. I spend way too much time online; my hobbies are playing mafia, Overwatch, and reading. I try to bring a smile to everyone's face.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I joined the staff because I spend a lot of time on the MU Discord, and I care about the people there. If I can do anything to help, I will. And so, here I am!
Username: MarkoRaj
Nickname(s): Emo
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: Scotland

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Choose life etc. Football and boxing daft. And also tennis since Scotland (well one of us) started being so bloody good at it.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Chicks money power and chicks.
Username: Nego
Nickname(s): Who?
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: Finland

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I wish to wake up one day and find out that I am a female teenage gremlin on a quest for love and revenge for my late deep-fried boyfriend who i also ended up eating.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Someone I admire told me I would do a good mod. Now I'm trying to become that, or prove them wrong, I'm not really sure.
Username: Newcomb
Nickname(s): Not Voxxicus
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
My parents taught me to be kind and humble, honest and hardworking, and to save an unnecessary fuckton of plastic bags under the sink.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Peer pressure, mostly. Also, I believe that a healthy community, a focus on game integrity, and a reduction in toxicity are all goals worth striving for.
Username: Sooh
Nickname(s): Poot (ask Cory)
Rank/Position: Moderator, hobby psychologist, cheerleader.
Country: Norway

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a teacher (which sometimes shows. I'm sorry) and mafia novice (will probably stay that way forever tbh). I like naps and sporadic spurts of activity.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Because I like power ldo!
Username: SwedishSkumbag
Nickname(s): SS / Swedish
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: Sweden

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a relaxed but still spammy guy that loves mafia to a point where it's absorbed 37.6% of my awoke life in avarage. Also love word-puns, which has gotten me both love and hate equally. Hope to see you around.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I like helping people, and since i already previously enjoyed discussing how to deal with feelings that arise in mafia with people through PM's, i thought modding might be something for me. Since i spend so much time in threads i thought i'd be of use.
Username: t om
Nickname(s): tom
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Less in the way than I used to be.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Was here anyway.
Username: Walrein
Nickname(s): Wally, Wall-E, nierlaW, the sphealer dealer, hoss delgado
Rank/Position: Moderator, name change enthusiast, Outside Contact crusader
Country: The Republic of Texas

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a student (but not for much longer!) of screenwriting and game design who spends way too much time on the internet. When I'm not trying to convince people that OC mafia is totally cool, you guys, I promise, I'm probably playing video games, watching anime, or brainstorming some pointless something-or-other that I'll never actually put to paper. I also hang out in the Discord server much more than is probably healthy; if you can figure out which name I'm using that day, come say hi!

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I'd really, really like to make the community a kinder, more inclusive and welcoming environment. I'd like to be able to take a step backwards, look at the site as a whole, and say, "Yes. I'm proud to be a part of what's going on here."

Also, though I'm addicted to this site, my mafia skills aren't powerful enough to justify it.

Game Management

Game Managers handle which game happens when and keep games flowing in an orderly manner.
Username: AragakiAyase
Nickname(s): Aragaki, Ayase, AA
Rank/Position: Game Manager
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I started playing mafia in June 2015 on my home site, FlashFlashRevolution (think DDR but for your fingers, and much faster). I quickly got hooked on it and discovered Mafia Universe when we were invited for the Season 3 Championships. I like anime, video games, and people.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I originally joined because wanted to help out with the database management because $tat$, but it turns out there's a lot of other stuff that needs doing around here. It's a great community here and a wonderful hub for all things Mafia, and Thingy always needs more slaves helpers to do his bidding.
Username: Aquilla
Nickname(s): IKEA (ask anyone on DM), anything that starts with "A" and has a "Q" or "K" in it.
Rank/Position: Game Manager
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a relative newcomer in the scene of mafia. I've played for just over a year now starting back in June 2016. I've started playing video mafia on Dailymafia, and quickly became the go-to host, running a role madness game about once a month since I joined. I came to MU in March, and started sticking around more in late May.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
In the few short months that I've been here, I've greatly enjoyed my time, and have met many others. I'd like to give part of my time in order to make this community as best as it can be.
Username: Cory
Nickname(s): El Guapo
Rank/Position: Game Manager / Missionary
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm just a kid having fun out there.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Blue Green is my favorite color.
Username: dyachei
Nickname(s): dya, dy
Rank/Position: Queue Manager
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a professional cat neuterer and werewolf addict. Also, have a strong love of cats and share pictures whenever I can.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I joined the staff to give back to a community that has brought more mafia/werewolf into my life than I ever expected. I've made friends along the way and see myself sticking around for a while anyway.
Username: mhsmith0
Nickname(s): Lemon, Smith, Obvwolf
Rank/Position: Game Manager, Review Coordinator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I started playing mafia in early 2016, and have slowly progressed to the point where people no longer think I'm terrible (usually).

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Pizza promised pizza. No pizza was delivered.

Community Contribution

Community Contributors handle entering game information into the database and update players' data when information has been changed.
Username: Alette
Nickname(s): Lassie, Aletter, and Lettie, Free Dead Villager (I blame visor for this)
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I like books, mafia, and video games. I tend to think weirdly when it comes to mafia too and often get people suspicious of me. I love meeting new people and can’t wait to chat with you!

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
This site has a great community and I wanted to help it grow. I’ve made a lot of friends too through MU. I’m excited to see the changes that will occur in the future.
Username: Cuthalion
Nickname(s): Cuth, Cuthillius, Lissa, Dp101
Rank/Position: Community Contributor, Doer of Stuff Sometimes
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Sometimes I participate in activities, including but not limited to forum mafia and also other things. If you ever want to learn more about the millenia-old skin-on-frame kayak-building practices of the Unangan people of the Aleutian Islands, hit me up. I'm [s]seemingly perpetually[/s] low on sleep (please send help), and I like the feeling of sand between my toes.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Was recruited. Sometimes I'm actually able to help out. Easier to imitate Walrein. :thinking:
Username: Dp101
Nickname(s): dp
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm an Australian currently living in Seattle, 18 years of age and in high school. I generally enjoy video games, anime, and programming. Generally fairly bad at solving but strangely good at being mafia. Been playing mafia for about a year and a half now and still have a long way to go.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Helping people and fixing things makes me happy, so when thingy asked me to join of course I said yes.
Username: Inawordyes
Nickname(s): IAWY
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I first started playing Mafia in 2010 at the age of 14 by reading about it on Wikipedia and then immediately jumping to create a community on the Final Fantasy Wiki where I was a regular denizen at the time. That community didn't ultimately end up working out, but then I found the wiki for the MafiaManiac community, finally joined the site to play a game, and the rest is history.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I love Mafia, and I always thought I had the right disposition (outside of games, of course) to be an effective moderator, but I never felt it was right to presume and ask about becoming one. So when I was offered the opportunity to do something for Mafia Universe in an official capacity, even though it wasn't being a moderator, I couldn't help but jump at the chance because I enjoy this community very much and I want to see it continue to grow, and now I have an opportunity to be a part of that growth.
Username: jumpluff
Nickname(s): jump
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: Australia

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I've been playing mafia online in lots of formats since 2008. On the side, I'm a neurogenetics student with a passion for patient welfare and ethics. I like to read, play video games, solve puzzles, and teach myself new things. My friends usually know I'm alive because I'm changing my avatar somewhere. I'm doing my best to make the world around me a little bit happier, no matter the scale!

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I try to leave things better than how I found them, and helping people makes me happy. Since most of the games I've played are just fond but fading memories, I think the database is really important. I stay because I can't let Walrein outrank me.
Username: Lissa
Nickname(s): frozen, lacking
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a teenaged (if you ignore my numerous birthdays) community college student majoring in comp sci. I have played far too much mafia/werewolf in the past 3 years and have a ridiculous amount of posts on this site. Beyond werewolf and hanging out in Discord I enjoy playing Sims.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I consider MU a home and want to do something to help out in a formal capacity and really don't want to be an actual mod, and the database is important to me.
Username: Prophylaxis
Nickname(s): Proph
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I am currently a university student studying computer science and your average introverted nerd. I started to play mafia back in 2011 back when I was a wee lad. I used to suck at this game for a long time, now I think I am consistently mediocre. I've played on a variety of different sites and can adapt to mostly any phase length, whether it be 48 hour or two week Days. Other than mafia, I like to read and play video/board games.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I like talking about mafia with people just as passionate about the game as I am. Joining staff gives me ample opportunities to do just that.
Username: Xicor
Nickname(s): Xic, Statisticslol, Stats
Rank/Position: Community Contributor, Wiki Editor
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm one of the youngest members of this site at 16 years old as of 2017. I'm a hardcore still single Asian who enjoys playing mafia. I've been playing for 4 years. I enjoy working out and playing basketball and tennis. I came to the site for the first time during the cross community hydra event as I was one of the participants. I plan to play mafia on this site until the day I die.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I joined because I love to help and I really enjoy improving this site so that it is as appealing as it can be. I am always up for the job if there ever is one. I plan to stay as a staff member because I feel like I am doing a good job so far and plan to keep doing better.
about us
Mafia Universe is a community hub for people who enjoy playing the forum variant of Mafia (also known as Werewolf). We offer fully automated Mafia games and a wide variety of customized features crafted to optimize your game experience. We also proudly host the Internet's only database of Mafia/Werewolf communities.

We hope you stick around!
Role of the Day
Tailor

The Tailor may each night tailor a player, causing that player to be viewed as the opposite of their true alignment if investigated by any Cop abilities on that same night.