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; 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: Ampharos
Nickname(s): Amy, various variants of "Ampharos" with varying letters chopped off the back end, Walrein
Rank/Position: Administrator, responsible for oversight of staff and day-to-day site operations
Country: The Republic of Texas

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Hiya! I'm The Artist Formerly Known As Walrein, Currently Known As Amy, And Eventually To Be Known As Probably Dead In A Ditch Somewhere! That's kind of a mouthful, though, so I don't blame anyone for abbreviating. I started playing mafia in the far-off times of 2010 when my cousin dredged up this little site called epicmafia, but I didn't actually get anywhere near DECENT at it until I came to MU and started playing gametypes other than Outside-Communication Free For All dumpster fires! In meatspace, I have a film degree (which, in capitalism terms, means I'm nigh-useless) and I waste all my non-MU free time on video games and garbage like that.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
somewhere along the way i accidentally gave a shit and now i can't figure out how to stop

Nah, but for real, I just... really enjoy this game that I'm passionate about, and I want to help make this the best community possible, so that maybe other people can be passionate about it too.

Moderation

Moderators handle rule enforcement and keep the peace when things get too tense.
Username: lute
Nickname(s): lute ♫, lolute, lu, loot, Borath the Undulator, Ide, Ampharos R
Rank/Position: Head Moderator
Country: USA

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Been playing mafia for too long and modding for almost that long. PM me if you had a good day. I love crayons and pumpkins.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
If there is work to be done, and someone can do it, they are obligated to do so. It's really that simple. I can't help it if I love the site.
Username: Newcomb
Nickname(s): Not Voxxicus
Rank/Position: Head 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: Dp101
Nickname(s): dp
Rank/Position: Moderator
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: ladd
Nickname(s): Ladd
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: Italy

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Just done with college where I took a mix between Engineering and Business Management, gonna start working this fall. I have been playing mafia for 6 or so years now and I somehow still enjoy it so I am gonna keep playing/being around until it lasts

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I wanted to help out cause I like ww or I just wanted to change my undertitle. One of the 2
Username: Lissa
Nickname(s): frozen, lacking
Rank/Position: Moderator, Flake Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I've been around as long as I can remember pretty much constantly the whole time this site has existed. I started playing like a year before that and basically never really stopped though I've slowed down some at this point. Outside of mafia I am, uh, apparently an adult now or something? I'm a college student majoring in CS and about to be a junior. I still play sims, sometimes. I play other games too.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I became an orange because I wanted to help out with the site, and didn't want to be a mod (lol). A conversation about flaking issues turned into one about actually doing something about it and here I am. I care a lot about MU and seeing it thrive.
Username: M Plus 7
Nickname(s): MP7, MP, M7, M+7, MPlus, Sockface, and whatever other abbreviations people come up with for my username
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: California, United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
"Brief" isn't something I'm known for, but I'll try. Online mafia has been a passion and addiction of mine since my first taste of it back on Lostpedia Forums in 2010. A couple years later I founded a mafia community (The Syndicate) comprising players from various site origins. In general I enjoy playing and hosting mafia among an ever-increasing number of communities, and I particularly appreciate playing with new players. Professionally I’m an Assistant Professor of Accounting, and I love teaching, interacting with students, and engaging in nonsensical research. Otherwise my biggest passion in life is music; I am an obsessive listener, concert attender, musician (drums and percussion), and composer. Other hobbies and passions of mine include tabletop and strategy gaming, casual video gaming, and political data perusing.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I'm a self-proclaimed masochist who loves to help and loves mafia. I've always respected the community that Thingyman initiated in Mafia Universe, and in my time here I have begun forming friendships with other mafia enthusiasts whose passion for the game is commendable and even inspiring. Since the Season 5 Championships in particular I feel I've found a second home in MU. I contribute now as a member of the MU staff because I want to do anything I can to keep this community vibrant.
Username: SmartBomb
Nickname(s): ownedbyasmartbomb, Mikan Tsumiki
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: Australia (lolthingy)

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a 23~ish Comm/Eng Australian dude who played mafia for way too long on some interactive roleplaying forum on Neoseeker. Times change and I begrudgingly prefer lynching wolves to untargetable PGO investigator protector vigilante serial killers. Think it's pretty good tbh.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I pretend I have too much free time so I want to use it to help this community. If I don't have free time I'll make it and pretend life doesn't exist. ezpz
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: Voxxicus
Nickname(s): Voxx
Rank/Position: Serial Lurker
Country: USA

Brief bio (one paragraph):
(Flavor I'll never write goes here)

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
The bribe was sufficient.
Username: Mill Crab
Nickname(s): Mill, Crab, MC
Rank/Position: Flake Moderator
Country: US

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I enjoy most things nerdy, be it sci-fi/fantasy novels and movies, video games, Magic: the Gathering, D&D, or board games in general. I love railing spec chat during champs and getting to hang out with a bunch of people who like mafia. I've been on MU since late 2017 and enjoy the community that's been built here.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Amy reached out to me and I felt this was something I could do to help MU be a better place. Having only played one or two games that had zero subs I personally would love it if we could get the site to a place where those games are the rule and not the exception.
Username: vanity.
Nickname(s): vanitydot, vanity-dot
Rank/Position: Flake Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
hi, i'm vanity. i spend too much time playing mafia when i really have more productive things to be doing. i initially came onto the site to play dm5 because a friend asked, and then i ended up participating in champs for mafia.gg because no one else could commit the time. and with that, i'm stuck on mu because for some reason i can't leave.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
amy asked and unfortunately i didn't say no. i guess on a more serious note flake moderating hits home for me as someone who hates inactives and flakers in mafia, as well as flakers being an issue on my home site. i also figured it would be a great way to connect with and help out a community i love.

Discord Moderation

Discord Moderators handle rule enforcement specifically on the official MU Discord server.
Username: Arapocalypse
Nickname(s): Ara
Rank/Position: Discord Moderator
Country: Canada

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Just a ghost who enjoys being hyped about things, particularly mafia! Also, what is sleep?

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
For the hype!!!
Username: DaveDob
Nickname(s): Dave, Dob, Dobbers (lolnore), David, The Dobbster (shout out Duke)
Rank/Position: Discord Moderator
Country: United States of America

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Hi, I'm DaveDob. I've been a mafia player on MU as of 2015. Repersentative of MiniMafia in Season 5 of the Forum Mafia World Championships.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Thought I would be up for the task. I love being a part of this community and being on the Discord with the same people I play games with. I'm excited to come and help out in any way I can.
Username: dyachei
Nickname(s): dya, dy
Rank/Position: Discord Moderator
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: Logic
Nickname(s): Yako, Spacecamp
Rank/Position:TSGT /Data Nerd / Discord Moderator
Country: Cascadia, United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a big weird nerd of all sorts of disciplines. Ask me about my hobbies and I will probably talk to you until you are uncomfortable. Somehow I married a Viking (but not Thingy or Sooh.)

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I was asked because I was so cool. J/K, because I have nothing better to do, and I guess I'm a decent mediator.
(Bio courtesy of being hounded reminded by Cemeteries Makaze.)
Username: Panini
Nickname(s): Mother Panini, Master sandwich
Rank/Position:Discord Moderator
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Yo I’m Panini! I’ve been around on MU since the start of 2019 but have been playing mafia here and there since around 2014. I’m a research scientist. I enjoy tabletop and video games, baking, visual art, wizard hats and a strong cup of tea with a dash of milk no sugar.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
MU’s community has made this a really cool and welcoming place for me and it’s great to be a part of giving back and helping the site so that others can feel the same way!

Game Management

Game Managers handle which game happens when and keep games flowing in an orderly manner.
Username: Mantochora
Nickname(s): Manti, Cow
Rank/Position: Head Game Manager
Country: Canada

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I like hyenas, cats, and pizza. Werewolf is okay too.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
Username: Animal Midwife
Nickname(s): AM, Midwife
Rank/Position: Game Manager
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a college student stewing on how much deeper I can fall into my werewolf addiction.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
This was a position that didn't require me to be viewed as a god. And free lessons on how to be good at game balancing seems awesome.
Username: Apoc
Nickname(s):
Rank/Position: Game Manager
Country: Ireland

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I like WW

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I like game design
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: mhsmith0
Nickname(s): Lemon, Smith, Obvwolf
Rank/Position: Game Manager
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.
Username: sheepsaysmeep
Nickname(s): sheep, ssm
Rank/Position: Game Manager
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a student who will usually be lurking in discord/vc or turbo'ing when not working on CC things instead of doing homework. I first began forum mafia in August of 2017 and started actively playing on Mafia Universe in March, 2018.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I had free time I guess. Custom undertitles and taking away Ceme's title of youngest member of the staff are cool too.
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
Probate Lawyer

The Probate Lawyer will, for as long as they are alive, passively allow dead townies to leave behind a last will, a post-death message. When the Probate Lawyer dies, all last wills are published.