THE MAFIA CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 3: GENERAL CHAT
Welcome to yet another season of the Mafia Championship!
This all started in 2013 with what was meant to be just one single fun game featuring a few different communities, and it has since then snowballed into a huge annual event. I'm very thankful to everyone who has ever helped me out and to all those who have participated. As many will attest to, this has proven to be more than just a tournament; It's been a real bonding experience (having even resulted in 3 romantic relationships), so much so that we finally decided last year we needed a site to bring us all together. And thus Mafia Universe was born.
I encourage everyone, spectators and representatives alike, to chat freely in this thread. Banter away!
Season 3 Specifics
? 136 different communities are invited to participate. If some decline the invitation, I may opt to allow larger communities an additional nominee.
? 8 Qualifying Games will be played with 17 players each.
? 2 players advance to the Finale Game from each game based on post-game votes.
? 1 Wildcard Game will be played (Wildcards are decided by a jury consisting of former finalists), determining the 17th and final spot in the Finale. Runner-ups in this game will be first in line to replace any finalists who may have to drop out.
Season 3 Timeline & Important Dates
The first Qualifying Game is set to start April 25th. Additional games will take place in the 1-3 months following. I will create a Doodle and find out the best times to start the various games so that preferably everyone gets to play during a time that suits them well.
In addition to this, it is also a priority to ensure as much as possible that all the players in any given game has no prior history of playing with each other to ensure a level playing field (but I cannot 100% guarantee that this won?t happen).
Season 3 Game Design & Setup
The setup used for Season 3 is called Matrix12 and is inspired by mafiascum?s popular Matrix6 setup, if any of you are familiar with that. In short, the concept is that there are 12 different possible setups and the host randomizes which one is used. The players know what setups are available, but not which one will be used!
Read more about the setup here.
Regarding lynch mechanics: There will be a deadline each day phase, and the person with the most votes at the end of the day is lynched, unless a majority has already been reached before then, in which case the day ends prematurely.
Days will last 36 hours and nights 12 hours, meaning 48 hours (2 days) per game day. With one exception: The weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will be one game day (so day will be 60 hours and night 12 hours on weekends). If a majority lynch ends the day early, thereby shifting the schedule, a moderator will step in to ensure that the next day phase ends at an appropriate time.
I want to spectate!
Awesome, you most certainly can.
A private thread will be made for each game. Just PM this account to request access to this thread (dead players are automatically added to it as well). Note that these threads are unspoiled.
You can also join our community chat on Skype (130+ ppl), which will serve as a spectator chat throughout the Championship. This chat is always a ton of fun, so I really hope you'll consider joining it. Get an invite by simply adding me on Skype: thingyman
The 136 communities and their representatives:
# Community Representative 1 17th Shard Haelbarde 2 ARS Technica 7-Zark-7 3 Art of Problem Solving fdas 4 Bay 12 Forums Teneb (replaced by notquitethere) 5 BigFooty SM1 6 BisaBoard Pikachamp 7 BoardGameGeek Royal Ape 8 Bodybuilding Frog 9 Bulbagarden Zexy 10 Calgarypuck Forums GGG 11 Canucks Community Beluga Whale 12 Chocolate Pi phantomEclipse 13 Chucklefish Forums Miss Alkane 14 CivFanatics Kennigit 15 Comic Fury inky 16 Comic Vine LimitlessEdge 17 Cracked Phighter 18 DailyMafia Stork 19 Dark Lord Potter Newcomb 20 Debate.org XLAV 21 Dominion Strategy silver 22 Dragonmount BFG 23 DuelistGroundz Malcolm 24 EA Forums - The Simpsons: Tapped Out wilki1999 25 Elements Linkcat 26 EntAsia SpankGangsta 27 Everybody Edits Bimps 28 Fantasy Strike PrimeIntellect 29 Feed the Beast VikeStep 30 Fever Clan Agent Of Zion 31 Fifth Avenue Panther 32 Flash Flash Revolution The Sun Fan 33 Flight Rising Stanari 34 Football Forums Joga bonito 35 Forums of Loathing thirdmango 36 Further Entertainment wikey 37 GameFAQs My Immortal 38 Gay Teen Forum Cobalt 39 Giant in the Playground Legato Endless 40 GOG yogsloth 41 Grand Prix Racing Online Jeremy Davis 42 Gtx0 Ghowilo 43 Hattrick.org (American) tbane5 44 Hattrick.org (Danish) Eggers 45 Hattrick.org (Dutch) wvw-jelte 46 Hattrick.org (Swedish) Christian 47 HeroClix Realms Jackofhearts2005 48 Heroes onLine padden 49 HeroScapers Marrowick 50 Hypixel Danger100ish 51 IGN jpmegami 52 InsideMDSports romanov 53 Irish Poker Boards CHDog 54 Jesus Toast Mafia Augustus 55 JetNation Leelou 56 Juventuz Bezzy 57 Kaskus tmofer.mashiro 58 Lupus in Tabula Online Mist 59 Mach Entertainment Easy 60 Mafia Universe Sunbae 61 MafiaLandia SilverKeith 62 MafiaManiac Dr.SaaB 63 Malazan Empire Messremb (replaced by Khellendros) 64 Manga Helpers James Rye 65 marksforxcellence DaPanch 66 MensTennisForums Arsenalex 67 Metal Gear Solid Forums Agent 68 MMO Champion Uggorthaholy 69 Mord in Palermo korenchkin 70 MTG Salvation Azrael 71 MyAnimeList Jackrito 72 MyMedia-Forum Cmdr Spock 73 NADotA faZ 74 Naruto Forums Marco 75 NeoGAF Sorian 76 Neoseeker Kuhn 77 NintendoPlus JohnnyK 78 No Goblins Allowed KingofDominaria 79 NovoCiv Beck 80 Octopus Overlords Moliere 81 Old Gold & Black Forums AnonymousDeac 82 One Piece Bay Nimbus 83 OneHallyu Kami 84 Oro Jackson SirDantetheFancy 85 Paradox Interactive Forums madchemist 86 Personality Cafe Dyslexicon 87 Pie and Bovril MarkoRaj 88 PilkarskieForum Klopp 89 Play Diplomacy UpsideDownChuck 90 Playstuff Apoc 91 PloungeMafia Bitoku 92 Pok?Community Collector Elwood 93 Pok?mon Showdown TheWhoDoctor 94 PokerNet NotACop 95 Previously.TV SVNBob 96 Rate Your Music Sloonei 97 readmore Show 98 Realms Beyond Jowy 99 SC2 Mafia Yayap 100 Serenes Forest Magnificence Incarnate 101 Smashboards Gorf 102 Smogon Forums Da Letter El 103 Something Awful Khris Kruel 104 Spookymilk spookymilk 105 Stickpage Azure 106 Student Doctor Network dyachei 107 Super Mafia All-Stars Jan 108 Super Mario Bros X Zeldamaster12 (replaced by Pseudo-dino) 109 Survival of the Fittest Flare 110 TaleWorlds Xardob 111 Team Liquid Damdred 112 The Bell Tree Forums Minties 113 The Escapist Secondhand Revenant 114 The Giraffe Boards Colby11 115 The Millennium Forums Cormag 116 The Org GeneralHankerchief 117 The Syndicate Golden 118 The Temple of Kraden Necare 119 Town of Salem Mantichora 120 Two Plus Two benneh 121 UK Football Forums Spirederman 122 Ultimate Mafia Lissa 123 Vendetta Strada Nego 124 Very Serious Work Related Site Iamnobody 125 VGCW Official Forum FCD 126 Walter Football MD4L 127 Warlight MightySpeck 128 Wars World News Forums MysteriousLad 129 webDiplomacy y2kjbk 130 Werwolf Online Loopy 131 westeros Whiskeyjack 132 Wrestling Forum Roy Mustang 133 xkcd heuristically_alone 134 Xtratime Yatta 135 Zelda Dungeon Jamie 136 Zelda Universe Jaime Lannister
The game schedules and line-ups:
Game 1 - April 25 (36/12 phases, American deadlines)
Beluga Whale (Canucks Community)
Easy (Mach Entertainment)
Haelbarde (17th Shard)
Iamnobody (Very Serious Work Related Site)
KingofDominaria (No Goblins Allowed)
Lissa (Ultimate Mafia)
Mantichora (Town of Salem Forums)
Marco (Naruto Forums)
Messremb (Malazan Empire)
Miss Alkane (Chucklefish Forums)
Necare (The Temple of Kraden)
Prime Intellect (Fantasy Strike)
Teneb (Bay 12 Games Forums)
VikeStep (Feed the Beast)
Game 2 - May 2 (36/12 phases, European deadlines)
CHDog (Irish Poker Boards)
Christian (Swedish Hattrick.org community)
Cormag (The Millennium Forums)
Damdred (Team Liquid)
Dyslexicon (Personality Caf?)
Jan (Super Mafia All-Stars)
Jeremy Davis (Grand Prix Racing Online)
Joga bonito (Football Forums)
LimitlessEdge (Comic Vine)
phantomEclipse (Chocolate Pi)
silver (Dominion Strategy)
wikey (Further Entertainment)
Yayap (SC2 Mafia)
Game 3 - May 9 (72/24 phases, American deadlines)
Agent Of Zion (Fever Clan)
Cmdr Spock (MyMedia-Forum)
Da Letter El (Smogon Forums)
Da Panch (marksforxcellence)
dyachei (Student Doctor Network)
Magnificent Incarnate (Serenes Forest)
MD4L (Walter Football)
Minties (The Bell Tree Forums)
Secondhand Revenant (The Escapist)
SirDantetheFancy (Oro Jackson)
TheWhoDoctor (Pok?mon Showdown)
UpsideDownChuck (Play Diplomacy)
Zeldamaster12 (Super Mario Bros X)
Game 4 - May 16 (36/12 phases, American deadlines)
benneh (Two Plus Two)
Bimps (Everybody Edits)
Collector Elwood (Pok?Community)
Golden (The Syndicate)
inky (Comic Fury)
Jamie (Zelda Dungeon)
Jowy (Realms Beyond)
Thirdmango (Forums of Loathing)
Whiskeyjack (GoT Mafia Discussion Board)
Game 5 - May 23 (36/12 phases, American deadlines)
AnonymousDeac (Old Gold & Black Forums)
Flare (Survival of the Fittest)
Jaime Lannister (Zelda Universe)
jpmegami (IGN Boards)
Linkcat (Elements Community)
My Immortal (GameFAQs)
Panther (Fifth Avenue)
Visorslash (Total War Center)
Game 6 - June 6 (36/12 phases, American deadlines)
7-Zark-7 (ARS Technica)
Agent (Metal Gear Solid Forums)
Augustus (Jesus Toast Mafia)
digitaldude (Manga Helpers)
FCD (VGCW Official Forum)
Jackofhearts2005 (HeroClix Realms)
madchemist (Paradox Interactive Forums)
Moliere (Octopus Overlords)
Nimbus (One Piece Bay)
Sloonei (Rate Your Music)
Sunbae (Mafia Universe)
tbane5 (American Hattrick.org community)
The Sun Fan (Flash Flash Revolution)
Game 7 - June 6 (72/24 phases, American deadlines)
Azrael (MTG Salvation)
Cobalt (Gay Teen Forum)
Colby11 (The Giraffe Boards)
fdas (Art of Problem Solving)
GGG (Calgarypuck Forums)
Khris Kruel (Something Awful)
Legato Endless (Giant in the Playground)
Newcomb (Dark Lord Potter)
Stanari (Flight Rising)
Game 8 - June 13 (36/12 phases, European deadlines)
Eggers (Danish Hattrick.org community)
GeneralHankerchief (The Org)
korenchkin (Mord in Palermo)
Loopy (Werwolf Online)
MarkoRaj (Pie & Bovril)
Mist (Lupus in Tabula Online)
MysteriousLad (Wars World News Forum)
Nego (Vendetta Strada)
padden (Heroes onLine)
Royal Ape (BoardGameGeek)
Roy Mustang (Wrestling Forum)
Uggorthaholy (MMO Champion)
wilki1999 (EA Forums)
wvw-jelte (Dutch Hattrick.org community)