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: 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 all the other junk that Thingy and Mak don't wanna do
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: GeneralHankerchief
Nickname(s): GH, Fuchs
Rank/Position: Head 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: 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: 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: Dp101
Nickname(s): dp
Rank/Position: Flake Moderator, 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: Duk3star
Nickname(s): Duke
Rank/Position: Moderator
Country: United States (California)

Brief bio (one paragraph):
Serving as a mental health technician in the USAF. I have a wife, a daughter, and two cats. I started playing mafia on the video mafia stream (DailyMafia) and I have branched out and am the founder of MiniMafia which is a video mafia stream that runs smaller setups.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I offered to join the green team because I want to make sure that everybody that plays here knows they are getting GOAT setups. I've had so much fun playing games here that I want to contribute and be a part of MU's growth. I'm also hoping that the experiences of being a green will help me become better at making fun games that people enjoy to play.
Username: Lissa
Nickname(s): frozen, lacking
Rank/Position:Moderator, Community Contributor
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: 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.

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.

Game Management

Game Managers handle which game happens when and keep games flowing in an orderly manner.
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: AragakiAyase
Nickname(s): Aragaki, Ayase, AA
Rank/Position: Game Manager, Community Contributor
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, Community Contributor
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: Mantochora
Nickname(s): Manti, Cow
Rank/Position: 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: 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.
Username: Prophylaxis
Nickname(s): Proph
Rank/Position: Game Manager, 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.

Community Contribution

Community Contributors handle various tasks related to the community, especially entering game information into the database and updating players' data when information has been changed.
Username: Alette
Nickname(s): Lassie, Aletter, 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: Animal Midwife
Nickname(s): AM, Animal, Midwife
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: United States of America

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a college student who wants to do doctory things eventually, but will settle for stewing my werewolf addiction for now.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
There was finally a position on here that didn't require me to be viewed as a god. Also, teaching other communities about the satisfaction of lynching a wolf seems cool.
Username: Cemeteries
Nickname(s): Cem, Ceme, Jinx
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: ‘Merica

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I'm a 14 y/o freshman who plays mafia in her spare time because I need something to procrastinate with :P

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I really want to make the site better, because this site and community helped me get through some of the darkest times in my life so far, and if making this site grow and and make a welcoming environment can help someone like me, then that’s what I want to do.
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: Limestone
Nickname(s): Lime
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
MU regular who says XD a lot.

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I have a general fascination with stats so I wanted to volunteer to help with them.
Username: Logic
Nickname(s): Yako, Spacecamp
Rank/Position: TSGT/Data Nerd/Community Contributor
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:
Despite being utterly awful at Mafia most of the time, I saw application requests for something I'd actually be good at: data entry and compilation. Here's hoping I remain useful.
(Bio courtesy of being hounded by Cemeteries)
Username: sheepsaysmeep
Nickname(s): sheep, ssm
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
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.
Username: Shinichi
Nickname(s): https://myanimelist.net/profile/Shinichi-Kun | Chad | Shin
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: Murica | Connecticut

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I am a 25 year old that will be stuck at Uconn University for another 4 years until i get my major. I consider myself a pretty decent human being and I am willing to help anyone who may need my services.
- I'm a gamer
- I like anime (Big fan of Romance and Sol)
- Anthropology Major (Mostly focused on Cultural Anthropology)
- Been Playing forum mafia for about 5 years.
- I am an Event Coordinator for Mafia Society outside of my duties here.
- Big Disney Fan especially Lilo and Stitch

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
I pretty much joined to help the community grow, and ill provide whatever help I can to make sure Mafia Universe florishes.
Username: SmartBomb
Nickname(s): ownedbyasmartbomb, Mikan Tsumiki
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
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: Virtuoso
Nickname(s): Virt, Virty
Rank/Position: Community Contributor
Country: United States

Brief bio (one paragraph):
I started playing mafia in mid-2016. I developed a love and passion for the game and really enjoy game theory. Even though I would not consider myself a "great" player, my skills have improved to the point where I don't think I'm that bad and that I can be a decent host

Why you joined/stay on the staff:
While I'm relatively new to MU, I have really enjoyed my time here and have met wonderful people. I'm passionate about the site and to help improve it.
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
Mind Controller

The Mind Controller can on any night choose to control someone's mind for the rest of the game. Once a target has been selected, the Mind Controller cannot pick a new one. If their action is successful, the Mind Controller will be informed and will from the beginning of the following night be able to decide who their target's potential night action should be used on. They will, however, not know what potential night action their target has.