The Aquarium (Daily Mafia Invitational #7)
To those who don't know what DailyMafia is, it's a video mafia community that plays mafia (and similar) games all the time via the Zoom client, often streaming the games on our Twitch channel. I.e. people using their webcams to play mafia with each other. It's great fun, and if you want to be added to their discord channel where the zoom is consistently posted. Add me on discord: Aquilla#9964
In order to play in this game, you must have played on Dm in the past year, or be widely recognized by Dmers as eligible.
Start Date: Monday March 15th
Phase Lengths: 12/12
Start of Day: 9 AM EST
End of Day: 9 PM EST
Game Setup: The Game will have manually created roles created by Aquilla. The theme being aquatic creatures. There will be 2 ita sessions spread across d2. 1 in the first half and another in the second half.
Number of Players: 25+ (exact number dependent on interest)
Voting Mechanics: Deadline lynch on day 1. Majority enabled after day 1. In the case of a tie, lynch will be randomized. No lynch is a valid vote.
Role Reveals: Roles and alignments revealed upon death.
Night Chat: Not allowed, the thread is closed during each night phase.
Out of Thread Communication: Not allowed under any circumstances, unless you're provided with a private thread allowing for outside communication. This will be detailed in your Role PM.
Posting Requirement: Minimum of 5 posts per day phase.
For those new to forum mafia, please read these rules.
2) [NSM] Mikey
7) Rich Parente
12) The Sun Fan
19) Dude Mike
HOW TO USE THE SOFTWARE
Are you wondering about how to vote, submit night actions or multi-isolate players? Read about this and more here:
Our forum votes for someone by using the vote tags: [V]Thingyman[/V]. Preview:
Make sure that you spell out the full, correct name. Abbreviations or misspelled names will not be registered by the Modbot.
To unvote, use the tags: [UNV][/UNV] . When unvoting you do not need to enter the name of the person that you are unvoting. Preview:
You can also quickly vote for someone by clicking on the box with a checkmark icon, which will bring up an alphabetized dropdown containing the names of living players:
This will insert [V][/V] tags with the name of the player you selected in the dropdown, perfect every time.
Click the empty checkbox button to insert [UNV][/UNV].
SUBMITTING NIGHT ACTIONS
If you have a night action, simply submit this at night by scrolling to the bottom of the game thread. Here you will find a night action form like this:
Click the dropdown and select the player whom you wish to use your night action on. You can change it as many times as you wish before the deadline expires.
CALLING UP A VOTECOUNT
Votecounts will appear automatically at various intervals, but you can also call up votecounts yourself by following these steps:
First, you need to apply to join "Mafia Game Hosts" under Permission Groups.
Second, once your request has been approved, you will be able to call up votecounts by simply pushing the "Post Votecount" button in the top right corner of any game thread that you'd like an updated votecount for.
VIEWING VOTE HISTORY
There are three ways to access the vote history for any game.
- Click on the "Vote History" button in the top right corner of the game thread:
- Click on the "View Vote History" link, which accompanies all votecounts:
- Click on Modbot in the top forum menu. This will give you a list of ongoing and completed games:
Next, simply click on "Vote History" to view all votes for that game.
Following any of the above three steps will bring you to an overview like this one:
Click on a Voter's username to view all of the votes by their slot.
Click on a Target's username to view all of the votes for their slot.
ISOLATING A PLAYER'S POSTS
If you wish to read a player's posts in isolation, simply click on "ISO" in the top right corner of one of that player's posts in the relevant thread as illustrated here:
Alternatively, you can access a player's posts in isolation by clicking on the number next to "Replies:" in the forum lobby.
Doing so will pull up a window listing the post counts for everyone who has posted in that thread. You access someone's posts in isolation by simply clicking on the number next to "Posts:" for that person.
The ISO view itself has Quote and Multi-Quote buttons inside it, which will make it very easy to quickly quote a lot of a player's posts for analysis or commentary:
If you wish to read not just one player's posts, but you want to ISO multiple players, then click the "Multi ISO" button to the left of "Game Tools" and select the players in question as shown here:
MULTI-QUOTING WHILE THREAD IS LOCKED
Note that you can multi-quote posts from even locked game threads. This is useful for when you wish to reread the game and do work during night phases.
After quoting the relevant posts, you simply open a different, opened thread and press "Go Advanced". Then add the quotes to your post by clicking the prompt below the post area as shown here:
Now, of course you can't post your work in the game thread while the thread is locked, but you can copy paste and save your work to a local file or the cloud and have it ready to post the very next day phase (if you're still alive, that is).
Whenever you open a game thread, you are able to bookmark posts. This is for many players an important tool for keeping track of and remembering vital pieces of information, reads, claims etc.
Also, note that these bookmarks are saved to your user account, meaning that it eliminates the trouble associated with keeping notes between different computers/devices.
If you want to bookmark a post, you simply scroll to the post that you want to bookmark and press "Set Bookmark" as shown here:
This will call up 5 different colored icons (Blue, Red, Yellow, Green, and Black) on the right side of the post in question. You can click any of these icons, which will then prompt you to include a note for the post.
If you don't want to include a note, you don't have to - just leave it blank. The color coding in itself can be a valuable tool. Maybe you want to use Red bookmarks for posts that you find suspicious, Green bookmarks for posts that you find townie, Black bookmarks for posts containing claims, or whatever system you can think of that will be helpful to you.
Once this is done, you have now successfully bookmarked a post with a certain color and maybe even a note. If you wish to remove the bookmark again, click on "Unset Bookmark".
How do I access bookmarks?
There are two ways to access your bookmarks.
- Inside a game thread, you can access the bookmarks for that specific game by simply right clicking on the "Bookmark" button and opening the link.
This will bring you to a separate page that is automatically filtered to only show bookmarks from the game thread that you accessed the page from.
- You can also access your bookmarks by going to Features in the site's top menu:
This will bring you to a page where no bookmarks are shown by default. However, you have several filtering options.
You can filter by Game, by Player and by Color - and all of them at once if you so wish.
Here's an example of filtering by only red bookmarks in one specific game:
If you want to be taken directly to one of your bookmarked posts, you just click the post number.
How do I quote bookmarks?
You can also multi-quote bookmarked posts by clicking the little "+" button seen above on the far right side of each bookmark.
Once you have multi-quoted all the bookmarked posts that you want to quote, you will then have to go to the game thread in which you wish to quote the bookmarked posts.
Here you have two ways of quoting the posts.
- Click on "Reply With Quote" on another post as shown here:
You will then probably want to delete the last post quoted in the reply box, but otherwise you should be good to go.
- Or you can do the more smooth option and click the "Reply To Thread" button at the top and bottom of the game thread - as shown here:
By doing this you will open up a reply box containing only your multi-quoted bookmarked posts.