The Big Ol Gosh Dang 2018 Hydra Event Extravaganza
I'm going to rip a lot of the description of this from Thingy's OP from last year. If you suddenly come across a joke that doesn't land, that's probably one of my additions.
In past years, this event has largely been Thingyman-driven, with myself helping out last year. This year, we have 4 dedicated members of the event organizing team:
1) @Ampharos, overall organizer and co-scheduler
2) @Lissa, second-in-command and co-scheduler
3) @mhsmith0, host wrangler
4) @Arapocalypse, multipurpose assistance and hype squad!!!
Any of the 4 of us can be contacted with issues relating to any aspect of the event, with the exception of any game we happen to be playing in!
The Mafia Championship can sometimes be a bit serious business. And you know, sometimes girls just wanna have fun. So consider this an off-season "for fun" event with no pressure - it's all about meeting people from other communities and just showing off the unique qualities of your home community in the hopes that new bonds can be formed.
For those who don't know what a Hydra is, it's when two players play a game on the same account (two heads of a hydra). When the account dies in the game, both players making up that hydra are eliminated. So basically, this event is a chance for you to partner up with a friend and play against duos from other communities.
The 2017 event attracted 144 unique hydras, which I believe makes it the largest cross-community mafia event of all time. So, yknow, big shoes to fill. Let's make it happen, folks.
You will receive a Google Survey and vote on which kind of setup you'd like to play. But no matter what setup is chosen, expect this to be the mechanics and rules of your game:
Mechanics: Deadline lynch w/ majority option after Day 1, in the case of a tie the lynch will be randomized, no lynch is a valid vote.
Night Chat: Not allowed, the thread is closed during night phases.
Out of Thread Communication: Each hydra pair will be assigned a private thread (but are also allowed to use any other means of privately communicating with each other). Besides this, only the mafia team may communicate outside of the thread.
Minimum participation requirements: 5 posts per game day. One strike and you will be warned and asked if you can improve. If you don't respond, you will be subbed out. If you promise more activity and don't deliver, it's mod's discretion whether you will be modkilled or force subbed.
Expect your game to start sometime between late October and early December (dates offered will be from October 29th to December 10th). As long as you and your partner can start your game somewhere in that time frame, we should be able to fit you into a game that suits you.
Be sure to sign up by November 2nd and please do try to have your forms/survey completed by then as well, as the full schedule of game dates will be released shortly afterwards!
Read our general site rules here.
The following will be offered as setup options:
-2x5 Matrix (Champs S5)
-Modified Neapolitan (The town Masons will be replaced with a town Motion Detector and a vanilla townie)
-Ninjas and Guns
-Soah's Semi-Open Role Madness
Please note that while game size and setup are separate options on the survey, some of these setups are only compatible with certain game sizes.
Sign up with a friend from your home community by posting in this thread. Be sure to name the community you're representing and the name of your partner. There is no limit to how many hydras a single community can send. If you cannot find a partner from your home community, then feel free to try to match up with someone else here in this thread as a "Refugee Team".
Upon signing up you will receive a link to a Doodle and a Google Survey, which will help me and @Lissa slot you into a game best suited to your availability and preferences.
Either in your signup post or on the survey, please select a name for your hydra - this is the name of the account you'll be playing under. If you fail to do so, the organizers will create one for you, and it will probably be pretty dumb.
- @FTFlush and @Champ1604 as @Jona Etwahl (Pokemon Showdown)
- @wolfy and @DoubtingThomas as @DoubtingWolfy (Mafia Universe)
- @beruru and @Stanari as @CHARTSQUAD (Mafia Universe)
- @beruru and @SmartBomb as @Pure Palette (Mafia Universe)
- @beruru and @Yeti as @PERSIAN SLAYER 69 (Mafia Universe)
- @CrimsonFox and @moth as @FoxBomb (Mafia Universe)
- @SpankGangsta and @Scoobs (Mafia Universe)
- @Scoobs and @Limestone (MiniMafia)
- @Animal Midwife and @dyachei as @Paw Patrol (Student Doctor Network)
- @LanMisa and @Elusia as @Royal Elysium (Mafia Universe)
- @LordQuas and @moth as @Walrus Party (Mafia Universe)
- @sheepsaysmeep and @the worst as @sheepsaysnothing (Mafia Universe)
- @Achromatic and @Scare (GameFAQs)
- @Boquise and @abyssum as @Coffee Cop (Mafia Universe)
- @Fenrir Aesir and @FTFlush as @TeamSemiNightless (Pokemon Showdown)
- @Chelsea and @Dunnstral as @Ichihume (MafiaScum)
- @AbuHumaid and @AlbertinoDias as @AlbeyHummy (MAL Mafia Society)
- @EvanManManMan and @moon as @birdman (ToS)
- @Fenrir Aesir and @XnadrojX as @Show Flake (Pokemon Showdown)
- @Frog and @YOLOSWAG as @SWAGFROG (Mafia Universe)
- @Champ and @dLGN as @Wowee (Mafia Universe)
- @ScarletCelestial and @RE1031 as @Scarlet Terror (MyAnimeList)
- @DaveDob and @Duk3star (MiniMafia)
- @DaveDob and @abyssum as @Blue Heart Alliance (Mafia Universe)
- @Insaner and @YOLOSWAG as @INSANE SWAG (Mafia Universe)
- @Hallia and @effen (Mafia Universe)
- @Firsthand Revenant and @Fable as @Lavender Town Syndrome (Mafia Universe)
- @Sheep and @IfGodCouldDie as @IfSheepCouldDie (GameFAQs)
- @osieorb18 and @RE1031 as @atsuko (MAL Mafia Society)
- @Necrominus and @sKeith as @The Irish FBI (Boards.ie)
- @Phantom and @Audi as @Glore (Mafia Universe)
- @Cory and @divagreen as @the pixie collective (Mafia Universe)
- @Cron and @Manasi as @Slappies (DailyMafia)
- @sheepsaysmeep and @beeboy as @beesaysbeep (Mafia Universe)
- @osieorb18 and @the worst as @HYDRA HYDRA HYDRA (MTGSalvation)
- @LordQuas and @starryeyeddream as @Puns Ltd. (Mafia Universe)
- @GeneralHankerchief and @Newcomb as @Five-Star Men (Mafia Universe)
- @EvanManManMan and @Fuggles as @Spam Bot (ToS)
- @SpankGangsta and @SilverKeith (Mafia Universe)
- @Manasi and @mantyeechora as @AEquilibrium (MiniMafia)
- @Panther and @Apoc as @Tyler Durden (Mafia Universe)
- @LanMisa and @SmartBomb as @The Neighbourhood (Mafia Universe)
- @Luco and @lilrascal as @RockyIV (FlopTurnRiver)
- @Arapocalypse and @DaveDob as @Teal Team 6 (Mafia Universe)
- @Tigger and @Pter as @Hydraphobia (Boards.ie)
- @YOLOSWAG and @breakdalaw95 as @MYSTIC SWAG (Smashboards/Smash World Forums)
- @The Mighty Quinn and @Archangel as Quinn of the North (Giraffe Boards)
- @Empoof and @Champ as @Ligma Pants (Mafia Universe)
- @Empoof and @Mantichora as @RhydonTheseYees (MiniMafia)
- @Empoof and @Scoobs (MiniMafia)
- @Ampharos and @Adam as @The Mountain GOATs (Mafia Universe)
- @SpankGangsta and @mor_tilt as @Mor_Spank4MePls (Mafia Universe)
- @Logic and @Csargo as @LogiCzar (Giant in the Playground)
- @Dad and @Dolby as @SupremePeoplesAssembly (The Bell Tree)
- @Bananas and @Laughable Chimp as @Golden Monkey (wrestlingforum)
- @Animal Midwife and @Crayola227 as @50 Shades of Spay (Student Doctor Network)
- @wiggles1993 and @TehBankertin as @Wolf Chat Liaison (DailyMafia)
- @Makaze and @YOLOSWAG as @YOLOKAZE (Serenes Forest)
- @Zey and @Violet as @Zeylet (Kylä)
- @chrja and @NotACop as @Funky Chicken (PokerNet)
- @Darth Poo and @Versen as @Capricorn (Neoseeker)
- @Viggorous and @Frog as @ViggoFrog (Mafia Universe)
- @Chemist1422 and @Jalandh as @Chemland (ToS)
- @wolfy and @MarkoRaj as @BarkoRaj (Mafia Universe)
- @Viggorous and @BATMAN as @BrokenVig (POG/2+2)
- @eevee and @Varanus as @idrc (Internets)
- @Kiana Kaslana and @Titus as @Bronya Zaychik (Mafia Universe)
- @Apoc and @SpankGangsta as @Shia La Beouf (Mafia Universe)
- @dicetosser1 and @Nynaeve as @NYCE (Dragonmount)
- @Virtuoso and @Percy (Mafia Universe)
- @Capage and @Logic as @Captain Obvious (CivFanatics)
- @deoxygenated and @kuvam as @The Reynolds Pamphlet (GreyWolf)
- @RedFlavor and @ladd as @Slank Covered (ToS)
- @Cemeteries and @LunarZeta as @Alkaline (Hypixel)
- @FTFlush and @Frog as @FrogotToFlush (Mafia Universe)
- @musicneverdies and @Cemeteries as @The Lindseays (Mafia Universe)
- @Vaarka and @warren42 as @SolonKR (debate.org/debateart.com)
- @Ampharos and @beruru as @The Sixteenth Student (Mafia Universe)
- @Luxy and @Max as @SALT (Throne of Lies)
- @Hist and @Skrimiche as @The Great Mighty Poo (Hypixel)
- @GamerPoke and @snatz as @Snatzpoke (Throne of Lies)
- @Mantichora and @Duk3star as 9yees (MiniMafia)
- @Livicus and @PoisonedSquid as @VirginScum (Throne of Lies)
- @Montmorency and @Garden Gnome as @Gnome Mountain (Refugee Team)
- @musicneverdies and @starryeyeddream as @The Procrastinators (Mafia Universe)
- @BlueStorm and @Litten as @Thunder and Littening (Throne of Lies)
- @photon and @weareking as @MT42 (Mario Kart MB)
- @Cemeteries and @Mahanaxar (Mafia Universe)
- @EvanManManMan and @wolfy as @Wolfman (Mafia Universe)
- @Animal Midwife and @FTFlush as @Midwaifus (Mafia Universe)
- @CrimsonFox and @El-ahrairah as Efrafa (Mafia Universe)
- @Monstrman and @Cory as @WhatsTheStoryMonstrCory (Mafia Universe)
- @NinjaPenguin and @Celever as @Celebird (PokeBeach)
- @Champ1604 and @XnadrojX as @XymmikX (Mafia Universe)
- @t om and @Nippleman (MTGS)
- @Sconi and @yamikuronue (Crossroads)
- @Andy Christ and @Beaux Balkans as @THX 1138 (xtratime.org)
- @kuvam and @gammaang as @Lycan (GreyWolf Whatever Wolf)
- @Chingles2404 and @DarkSkyes (GreyWolf Whatever Wolf)
- @rusty and @Logic as Rusty Logic (Mafia Universe?)
We will need a number of hosts to help us run the event. If you're interested in doing so, contact me or @mhsmith0, who is our official host wrangler this year.
Hosts will be held to higher standards than usual, as this is a cross-community event with less uniformity than the Champs format. It's possible that some of you who apply to host will be asked to accept a cohost, or refused entirely. This will have no bearing on your ability to host other games on Mafia Universe.
The Game Hosts:
Hydra game 1 was scheduled early because of the start date, and the rest of the hydra game schedules should be coming out around the first weekend of November, so stay tuned for those!
Game 1 - October 29th
Hosted by: @iaafr
# of players: 17
Setup: Poisonous 17er
Phase Length: 36/12
Deadline: 8 AM/PM EST
Hydra Name Player 1 Player 2 Community @AEquilibrium @Mantichora @Manasi Mafia Universe @Captain Obvious @Capage @Logic CivFanatics @Chemland @Chemist1422 @Jalandh Town of Salem @FrogotToFlush @Frog @FTFlush Mafia Universe @Funky Chicken @NotACop @chrja PokerNet @Glore @Phantom @Audi Mafia Universe @INSANE SWAG @Insaner @YOLOSWAG Mafia Universe @Lavender Town Syndrome @Fable @Firsthand Revenant Mafia Universe @Ligma Pants @Champ @Empoof Mafia Universe @NYCE @dicetosser1 @Nynaeve Dragonmount @Paw Patrol @dyachei @Animal Midwife Student Doctor Network @RockyIV @lilrascal @Luco FlopTurnRiver @sheepsaysnothing @sheepsaysmeep @the worst Mafia Universe @Teal Team 6 @Arapocalypse @DaveDob Mafia Universe @Tyler Durden @Apoc @Panther Mafia Universe @Wolf Chat Liaison @wiggles1993 @TehBankertin DailyMafia @Wolfman @wolfy @EvanManManMan Mafia Universe
Game 2 - November 19th
Hosted by: CrimsonFox
# of players: 13
Phase Length: 12/12
Deadline: 8 AM/PM EST
Hydra Name Player 1 Player 2 Community @9yees @Mantichora @Duk3star MiniMafia @birdman @moon @EvanManManMan Town of Salem @BATOROUSVIGGMAN @BATMAN @Viggorous TwoPlusTwo (POG) @buttfart73 @Empoof @Scoobs MiniMafia @DoubtingFrog @DoubtingThomas @Frog Mafia Universe @Midwaifus @Animal Midwife @FTFlush Mafia Universe @NotTheSquirrels @sKeith @Tigger Boards.ie @Puns Ltd. @starryeyeddream @LordQuas Mafia Universe @Sexy Saxons @Allundberg @LanMisa Mafia Universe @Slappies @Cron @Manasi DailyMafia @THX 1138 @Andy Christ @Beaux Balkans xtratime.org @WEHgles @SmartBomb @wiggles1993 Mafia Universe @Wowee @Champ @dLGN Mafia Universe
Game 3 - November 19th
Hosted by: sheepsaysmeep
# of players: 17
Phase Length: 48/24
Deadline: 9 PM EST
Hydra Name Player 1 Player 2 Community @Alkaline @Cemeteries @LunarZeta Hypixel @Blue Heart Alliance @DaveDob @abyssum Mafia Universe @Gnome Mountain @Montmorency @Garden Gnome Refugee Team @HYDRA HYDRA HYDRA @osieorb18 @the worst MTGSalvation @Ichihime @Chelsea @Dunnstral MafiaScum @idrc @eevee @Varanus Internets @IfSheepCouldDie @IfGodCouldDie @Sheep GameFAQs @Jona Etwahl @Champ1604 @FTFlush Pokemon Showdown @LogiCzar @Logic @Csargo The Org @Lycan @gammaang @kuvam GreyWolf Whatever Wolf @Pure Palette @SmartBomb @beruru Mafia Universe @RockHawk @Scoobs @Limestone MiniMafia @Shiny Vulpix @Animal Midwife @Shinichi Mafia Universe @Show Flake @Fenrir Aesir @XnadrojX Pokemon Showdown @Snatzpoke @GamerPoke @snatz Throne of Lies @The Mountain GOATs @Ampharos @Adam Mafia Universe @Thunder and Littening @Litten @BlueStorm Throne of Lies
Game 4 - November 26th
Hosted by: Capage
# of players: 13
Phase Length: 36/12
Deadline: 6 AM/PM EST
Hydra Name Player 1 Player 2 Community @Capricorn @Versen @Darthpoo Neoseeker @Coffee Cop @Boquise @abyssum Mafia Universe @DragonFox @CrimsonFox @Creature Mafia Universe @Golden Monkey @Bananas @Laughable Chimp wrestlingforum @Hydraphobia @Tigger @Barry Boards.ie @Kilted Man Ass @MarkoRaj @Manasi Mafia Universe @ManManMantichora @Mantichora @EvanManManMan Mafia Universe @Slank Covered @RedFlavor @ladd Town of Salem @SolonKR @Vaarka @warren42 debate.org/debateart.com @The Irish FBI @Necrominus @sKeith Boards.ie @The Lindseays @Cemeteries @musicneverdies Mafia Universe @The Neighbourhood @LanMisa @SmartBomb Mafia Universe @Walrus Party @brainbomb @LordQuas Mafia Universe
Games 5-7 will be added here when their playerlists are more stable!