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    Mafia Universe Awards 2022 - Voting Discussion

    Mafia Universe Awards 2022

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    RULES/GUIDELINES

    • Everyone who has played at least one game on Mafia Universe is eligible to vote.
    • You may vote however you like.
    • The deadline for voting is February 12th.
    • To vote, PM this account with the subject "[username] Awards Vote"
    • If a category only has 1 nomination, that nomination wins by default.
    • You can change your votes after submitting and we will use your last vote submitted, but if you make too many changes things can get lost and mistakes can be made. Please try to just make one final submission and make as few changes as possible.
    • If you notice any errors or missing nominations, please PM us ASAP so we can get things sorted out. Things appear up-to-date.
    • The winner of All Around Best Player is unable to win All Around Best Scum or Town. If you are first in both categories, it'll be noted and the player in second for the second category will win instead.

    Player who did exceedingly well in a specific game as town. Include the game with your nomination.

    Amrock for Best Flavor 13er
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: YOLOSWAG
    in a game full of great villagers his reads really stood out above everyone else’s. he caught and cased the two deepest wolves D1 and correctly identified them as w/w. he also correctly cleared a bunch of villagers. unfortunately, town wasn’t ready for the truth and tragically mislunched him D2 after he spent the day correctly tunneling a wolf. even though he was no longer alive, villagers looked back on his reads later and his legacy was a huge part in town getting the win in F3. awesome performance.


    neopest for Restless Communications Mafia 3.0
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: joqiza
    i didn’t follow this game super closely so someone who did can feel free to fill in the gaps but from what i saw she absolutely crushed it. she fought off pressure well and avoided getting mislunched, cleared a ton of villagers correctly, outed a literally perfect solve at one point and made a case absolutely burying one of the wolves. it seemed like she was instrumental to turning the game around for town.


    dota for a upick 2
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: InstantHammer
    In a game with many great performances, Dota the GOATa really stood out.

    Despite being perma-POE'd he was a decisive hand in turning round a game that started terribly for town.

    On day 1, both major wagons were town...and not one wolf voted either. Despite this terrible start Dota played a great game wherein his cases on wolves, defences of POE town, and, mechanical catch of the final wolf gave town the win

    Case in point:

    1) His case on Mr.Turtle, the first wolf to die:

    Quote Originally Posted by dota (#1399)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Turtle (#1390)
    Quote Originally Posted by dota (#1388)
    this guy is scum btw
    can someone tell why
    No, tell us.
    reason for read

    towny point
    towny point
    towny point

    sus point

    for reasoning, select one of the following: lamist, omgus, sheep, mindmeld, lhf vote, bandwagon, gut

    conclusion with random reasoning attached and some read that wont affext the game in any way at all

    ##Vote Mr. Turtle

    dont worry though, you wont be lynched. still 24 hours left in the day, someone else is getting the noose
    This case ended up wagoning Turtle, and, helped us knock Turtle out d2.

    2) He was one of the key driving forces behind the next wolf death, Hollowkatt (alongside other town too), and, at this point began his pressure on KOC, wolf 3, as shown here:

    Quote Originally Posted by dota (#3479)
    bro im like 90% confident 2/3 of the scumteam is hollowkatt and knights and the other 1/3rd is me of course)))
    3) Once wolves were down to the final two, he went absolutely bonkers on the rest of us to kill w3!KOC, who had been town cleared by lots of the rest of the town.

    His insistence and diligence, even saying this like the below, ultimately led to us successfully killing the previously safe wolf KOC:

    Quote Originally Posted by dota (#4041)
    damn zeus too bad youre gonna die today because no one will be convinced youre town

    please trust me and vote knights im 99% confidrnt he is scum
    if he is town i will record a video of myself putting a sock in my mouth and chewing on it
    4) As shown in the quote above our boy Dota also worked hard to town case me, Cape, and a few others as town despite unrelenting pressure on us from the rest of a now highly motivated town

    5) Finally, the coup de grace, was Dota's clever use of mech to find the final wolf where he watched Remember get NK'd by @lilypetal. Lily had been considered mech clear by the whole town- and- likely would have end game and won victorious if Dota's watch hadn't been as clever!




    In a game that could have turned sour and angry after our bad start, Dota was part of a group of exceptionally chirpy and funny players who kept the overall game feel positive too. This helped create a sense of town unity that prevented AtE and anger ruining the game.

    Side note: I bet Dota eats another ban before he can even win the nom though lmao


    staypositivefriend for Spiritfarer: A DVC-Involved Mafia Game
    Nominated by: Macdougall
    Seconded by: BlueKang
    SPF managed to endgame as town despite me and most of the town suspecting her from n1 onwards, as town, while solving the game and finding the last wolf.


    Arete for Season 9, Game Spec: A Spec Chat Warrior Semi-Invitational
    Nominated by: Wisdom
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk
    So, Final 3 in Day 7 starts. Left are SilverKeith, a relatively town read town, Twice Shrunk, the wolf who has been seen as town cleared pretty much all game, and Arete, who wolfsided in some key moments and was pretty much set up to be the final misyeet. SK had voted Arete the day prior and was rather tunneled.

    Spec chat expected it to be an early vote from SK, but Arete came into F3 with guns blazing and full of wim, despite two higly active weeks of playing! Again and again they argued as for why they were town and why Twice was a wolf, pleading SilverKeith to listen. After a day with the post count of Twice (174), SilverKeith (149) and Arete (177) Arete finally managed to break down Twice's wim, convinced SK (who really deserves a nomination as well for their re-evaluation skills) and got the last vote to land on Twice and town won.

    This is gonna be a legendary f3, and everything because Arete did the best late game performance I have ever seen, despite being pushed through the majority of the game and tunneled by their town mate.


    Newcomb (as Prof. Plum) for Clue Alias Mafia
    Nominated by: Cobalt
    Seconded by: Vulgard
    Newcomb, 4 hours into the game with his 6th post, posted spot-on accurate reads of no less than five players including 4 villagers and a wolf who became the first wolf casualty. It was quite honestly insane, he correctly called another wolf as partnered before the end of the day and he was the no-brainer night 1 kill as a result.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Plum (#175)
    I will say, as much as the Mustard/Peacock page 1 thing was funny, it did a great job of jumpstarting the game.

    As you read through the thread you see people coming in and reacting to it, and I think that's actually very instructive. Especially in a compare/contrast way.

    For example:

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Brown (#34)
    The tension between Mustard and Peacock is honestly what I'm here for. Screw RVS, let's get this $%#! started!
    Carefree, surface level engaged in the byplay, brazenly making no attempt to read it. Villagery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madame Rose (#41)
    I see you've started without me. ''m just going to sit here pouting.

    My crystal has spoken, and it says no one with the name green can ever be green.

    ##Vote Reverend Green

    I'm late for my séance.
    Slightly out of balance / put out that they didn't get to be involved, content to do their own thing. Reasonable, not super strong one way or another, but more villagery than not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Brunette (#45)
    The fight between Peacock and Mustard is passionate and probably m/t.
    ##Vote Mrs. Peacock
    Is the vote for me random Miss Scarlett, or do you have another reason?
    Superficial read, clearly stated, for a reason that's about as surface level as you can get. Pivoting to something self-absorbed. Villagery, for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Peach (#53)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Peacock (#29)
    i have new reasons with each postings you make, all very scummy to me
    What is scummy about their posting? Everyone is just straight bouncing out of RVS this stage, which is grand.
    You should have to give reasons though if you think it is scummy.
    Pushing back against the argument, wanting to engage with it but on their own terms, dipping the toes in the water and engaging. Villagery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. White (#90)
    On 1st page both peacock and le colonel hold their own in the battle

    Le colonel is more aggro but still v honourable

    Too early to say whether tvt mvm or tvm
    And here's the contrast. Classic IIoA (information instead of analysis), just narrating what happened. Feels the pressure to comment on the game and be seen taking a stance, but slaps a classic "too soon to tell" wolfy hedge, making the entire post look extremely performative. Wolfy.

    ##Vote Mrs. White


    Gira (as Mrs. Peacock) for Clue Alias Mafia
    Nominated by: Cobalt
    Seconded by: Vulgard
    Gira followed up on Newcomb spectacularly by working with the rest of town to back the last two wolves into a corner, forcing the first one to fake a claim that bought 1 phase but outed them as a result. Gira then correctly analyzed partner interactions to peg the final wolf and bring the gamestate to a point where they actively wanted to concede (and were quickhammered on Day 4 after Gira died).


    Limestone for The Floor Is Lava
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    Got wolves almost the entire game. also thankfully they did the work for me so you can see for yourselves.
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#5153)
    Fully color coded lists XD

    Day 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#933)
    Limestone
    OUTM
    baudib1
    Kralizec
    Mediocre Question


    CrimsonFox
    Cyndaquil
    Rem
    tepig19283


    ondine
    Schweppes

    SheepButBad
    shallowgod
    sOHiJK
    Hawt Sauce
    Hallia
    Santygrass
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#975)
    Quote Originally Posted by ondine (#964)
    Got any ideas who?
    my reccomended isos:

    shallowgod
    sOHiJK
    Hawt Sauce
    Hallia
    Santygrass

    Day 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#2465)
    Cyndaquil
    Hallia
    ondine
    Santygrass
    sOHiJK


    Unordered group of people I'm willing to vote into atm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#3051)
    Never Mafia
    Limestone
    OUTM


    Strong Townreads Atm
    baudib1
    Rem
    shallowgod
    Schweppes
    SheepButBad
    CrimsonFox


    Medium Townread
    Hawt Sauce

    Fine with dying, no blame/credit for me
    Kralizec
    Cyndaquil
    sOHiJK

    Hallia* (ok I'd get credit for this one but not advocating it rn cause she's a bad kill to make)

    If you kill in here blame/credit me
    ondine
    Santygrass
    tepig19283
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#3408)
    Never Mafia
    Limestone
    CrimsonFox

    Schweppes
    SheepButBad

    Strong Townreads Atm
    Rem
    OUTM

    baudib1

    Medium Townread
    Hawt Sauce

    Fine with dying, no blame/credit for me
    Kralizec
    shallowgod
    Cyndaquil
    sOHiJK

    Hallia* (ok I'd get credit for this one but not advocating it rn cause she's a bad kill to make)
    ondine*

    If you kill in here blame/credit me
    Santygrass
    tepig19283

    Day 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#3788)
    Limestone
    OUTM

    Hawt Sauce
    SheepButBad

    Hallia (?)
    ondine (?)

    Schweppes
    CrimsonFox
    sOHiJK

    baudib1
    Cyndaquil


    shallowgod
    Santygrass
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#4012)
    limestone, ondine, outm, and hawt I feel great about being town right now.

    sheep I've been putting in my top town so kinda just hoping that's right too heh

    Would be quite shocked if crim was mafia and baudib is climbing again despite my last list...

    hallia has her claim and schwepp is towny by being out of wolf play

    cynda, soh, shallow, santy having less than 3 mafia would surprise me. doubt it's 4 though.

    Night 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#4935)
    shallow I had less scummy than cyndaquil and santy after the soh flip which will be seen in my redacted readslist

    NOT-MAFIA
    Limestone
    Crimsonfox (mech)
    Hawt Sauce (Sohijk, obv town through process)
    Baudib1 (Sohijk, spewed both ways and sohijk HATES being bussed)
    Ondine (Sohijk, took over game to make sure a mafia flipped who clears a nonmafia?)

    SheepsaysMeep (Hallia Claim, towny af)

    OUTM (ultra towny, potential powerwolf but... doubtful, people will push him for his crim/soh/mq reads and I dont buy it... yet)
    Schweppes (super towny, vote NOT clearing)
    Hallia (voted sohijk/claim)

    Shallowgod (wolfy)
    Santygrass (wolfy, outing switch?)
    Cyndaquil (wolfy, wolfsided, tmi in reads)
    MAFIA

    Overall

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#4881)
    People who I've had in my top group of town this game:
    Limestone
    OUTM
    Kralizec
    Mediocre Question

    baudib1
    Crimsonfox
    Schweppes
    Sheepbutbad
    Hawt Sauce
    Ondine


    People I've never locked town:
    Rem
    Tepig19283
    Hallia
    shallowgod
    Sohijk
    Cyndaquil
    Santygrass


    And rem I had barely not lock town before she died on my lists


    wiggles1993 for Role Madness Automation: Not So Big Or Bad
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    There were 4 wolves this game. wiggles pushed all of them.

    wiggles led the wagons on 3 of these wolves. wiggles started the wagon on the other wolf.

    wiggles got all the wolves, with only one incorrect wolfread the entire game.

    wiggles did this despite some incredibly questionable (secretly genius?) nks that left the claimed parity cop alive, not giving into tinfoil and also protecting the cop from players who did tinfoil them and pushed them almost the entire game (lolme).

    wiggles did this despite being pushed for tinfoil because they didn't die either despite repeatedly pushing wolves.

    I still don't know why the wolves didn't kill wiggles but by not doing so they allowed wiggles to absolutely carry this game.

    wiggles goated


    Player who did exceedingly well in a specific game as town. Include the game with your nomination.

    alexa for Squid Game Mash
    Nominated by: Amrock
    Seconded by: Hally
    literally the most dominant town performance in a mash I've ever seen


    Aquilla (as Professor Plum) for Squid Game Mash
    Nominated by: roro__b
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk
    I'm not sure if I can do his performance justice in this nomination but it NEEDS to happen. He posted his butt off (1,1k posts on D2). He endgamed in a game that the wolves HAD in the bag. Like, it wasn't even exciting, the game was supposed to be over. Come the bridge event in F4. Aquilla pulls out super powers. Pushes one (deep) wolf off the bridge, suddenly we have F3. Aquilla again GOATs it up, pushes out the last wolf off a bridge, and bags the win for town. In a $%#!ing 2 town 2 wolf situation. That shouldn't be possible. Dude deserves cred.


    neopest for Bastard Mash 5: WELCOME TO THE STORPIVERSE
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: bearsquared
    She played her role extremely well, lying about it in ways that made wolves think she was unkillable/think she was not a priority target when she was a strong arm vig. She shot a deep wolf and attempted to shoot another and led a lot of Shots onto wolves/town leadered amazingly in late game. She was onto vanity and Nutella when I had them as villagers early and generally played amazingly


    Boquise (as Weedle) for Mafia Universe Anniversary 2022
    Nominated by: Apoc
    Seconded by: Ephemeral
    no offence to the "best use of a PR" award...but it's a second rate award and an insult to a man who killed 5 wolves with 5 vig shots


    Player who did exceedingly well in a specific game as scum or 3rd party. Include the game with your nomination.

    UpsideDownChuck for Covenant of Darkness
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: katze
    Chuck reverse swept.

    Chuck reverse swept with minimal bus credit to help him through.

    Chuck reverse swept while always being in the PoE due to aforementioned lack of bus credit, but while also never being in serious danger, because he was always just able to put someone below himself.

    Chuck reverse swept by not only MLing Pizza, and not only MLing a nearly fullsolved Pizza, but MLing nearly-fullsolved-Pizza the cop.

    Chuck reverse swept by constantly posting absurdly convincing cases on villagers that made me, a spoiled spectator, wish I would see those things as town. He never lost any steam or cut any corners, save for a bit on the final day, which is a big statement considering what the average Chuck post looks like.

    Chuck is a $%#!ing god.


    Vulgard for Dessert Mafia
    Nominated by: Guillotina
    Seconded by: Hally
    I was in the opposing team and this guy subbed into a slot that was slanking and was destined to be PoEd. Vulgard changed that with an incredible about of WIM and stellar townie tone. Even when he was mechanically outed by the Tracker who managed to fight it off and drive enough suspicion to get the town tracker chopped, getting the win for Mafia. Outstanding play.


    Visorslash (as Flynn White) for Breaking Bad Anonymous (The Thing)
    Nominated by: Kuti plz
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    One of his teammates was caught and was frozen and his other team mate was MIA. He carried himself to victory against a stacked playerlist. The odds were against him but he did it.

    Best mafia performance that others should look at.


    Saint for Season 9, Game 8: Mafia! A musical revue [Mafia Championship]
    Nominated by: Guillotina
    Seconded by: Ezradekezra
    They almost perfectly faked a town tone and fooled town into thinking they were never PoE material. They constantly set up townies for miseliminations, they pocketed most of spec chat too lol.

    Saint was the real deal and the deepest wolf and the fact that they were not voted to advance is a complete injustice in my opinion. So this nomination is justice and someone should second me, so their performance is remembered at least in the awards ceremony next year


    Datisi for Season 9, Game 5: Summer Fun, Champs at the Beach! [Mafia Championship]
    Nominated by: Guillotina
    Seconded by: joqiza
    Something magical happened with Datisi, we all widely townread him, he played a perfect game. He only bussed once and that is because he was pretty forced to, im not going to get into those details but after day 1, his play was completely anti-town but he made it look like pro-town, no one of us expected him to flip wolf and rightfully got to advance with a big gap of votes from the second place. Datisi is scary as mafia!


    Princess Neon for The Welcome Back Sabi Invitational: Poor Approximations of Characters from Poor Approximations of Television Shows
    Nominated by: Kuti plz
    Seconded by: iaafr
    Neon was mostly threadspewed town for most of the game and hard carried her team.


    Schweppes for The Great Nintendo SMASH
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Michelle
    In a town full of outstanding solvers, he played against his own meta and snowed everyone who thought they knew how to read him.

    As the backup poisoner who can also carry the factional kill, and in charge of finding claims and sending me anticlaims every night, Schweppes personally killed half the town. He just kept killing them so hard, and town was never anywhere close to finding him.

    He also made a big play at the end when he hard defended outed wolf Wiggles in final 6 locked votes LYLO as soon as the Day opened.

    For whatever reason the entire town listened to him, and Wiggles never died, and the wolves won outright mainly due to everyone first thinking Schweppes was peeked town, but then they realized he wasn't, and they still thought he was so townie he was lock clear.

    He was the wolf team MVP, in a standout team, where Zeus and Hegel are strong wolves but still got got by Apoc, but Wiggles and Matt and sub-in AvatarVecna played so well as outed wolves that town was dancing like under their trance, and they wolves got to basically choose which wolves died in what order, giving them a critical extra kill shot on night 4.

    The team played well together, and they won as a team, but they would have gotten nowhere against this town without Schweppes the lockest lickity lock clear wolf with 2 kill power per night.

    That single handedly almost turned the game back to the wolf side after town crushed them 4 days in a row without a thought.

    Shout outs to Matt who baited townies into claiming while waiting for town to kill wolves in the long 48 hour days.

    Town discussed themselves into mechanics and suspected each other and openly claimed until wolves had enough anticlaims to do a mass anticlaim shot against 4 townies.

    Most other anticlaims failed, because townies were pretty smart about avoiding the claims. One anticlaim failed because it was hilariously a night zero peek Doctor instead of a night zero peek Alignment Cop they sent me on Aldo.

    Ummm whoops, if they just said Cop it would have worked. Night zero peek alone should have worked, but they said Doctor and I ruled against them.

    They came back with a vengeance by deliberately baiting claims to be anticlaimed.

    Matt 250 posted days as an outed mafioso and town ate out of his hands to some extent.

    Wolf team was great. Standout performances by many.

    Schweppes towers above them all. I don't think a single townie that game or his wolf pals would even disagree.

    Well done.


    BlueKang for The Welcome Back Sabi Invitational: Poor Approximations of Characters from Poor Approximations of Television Shows
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    his was a pretty good lineup of town players. MacDougall was able to catch onto BK pretty quickly, however due to his own play (namely fooling a number of people that determined that he was both polarised and an easy read as mafia), was able to avoid the lunch. Eventually got lunched - but set up the mafia team to win quite nicely.


    matt for The Great Nintendo SMASH
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: lucy/Wisdom
    A brief squiz of the game indicates that both Matt and Schweppes put on a great scum performance. Matt in particular was posting many, many posts (which whilst often incorrectly people thinks that more posts always = better player), served a purpose. He helped town after town die, but specifically - the overwhelming number of posts seemed to be of great help to the wolfteam's anti-claim power. Reading the writeup after the game also makes it clear that he was a team player in this game too - in that he was ready to take a bullet so that another mafia with KP could take down another townie. Looking at the votes, wiggles (the mafia KP) was going to go down until matt took the bullet. Ultimately, it paid off as the wolves ended up winning after the next day.


    Wisdom for Closed Light 13er
    Nominated by: matt
    Seconded by: BlueKang
    Her buddies got eliminated rather early and she was always in poe. Not only did she never give up, but she took some crazy risks to get to that point. The players she left alive was a bg claim, an ic, and then lucy and pizza who were masoning the entire thread. The latter capped himself within the first hour of each day and had game winning posts the entire time. The whole town voted out the bg in f5, the ic (me) died and the masons got paranoid and voted each other giving wisdom a huge upset which I respect the hell out of.



    Player who did exceedingly well in a specific game as scum or 3rd party. Include the game with your nomination.

    JohnCarter (as Lunch) for Harry Potter Mash
    Nominated by: Apoc
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk
    Nominate JC for best scum performance (mash) for Harry Potter

    The sheer WIM and determination was incredible. Got the 70 player game all the way to final 4 and was very unlucky to lose a mylo 2-2 coinflip but if wolves had won the rand i think he'd already have been nommed here.

    Why should a modbot rand change whether or not the performance deserves appluase? It shouldn't.

    GG JC!!


    katze (as squarebeared) for Bastard Mash 5: WELCOME TO THE STORPIVERSE
    Nominated by: Shad
    Seconded by: Hally
    This was a win for the ages.

    Bastard mash is bastard, and that can give rise to unconventional scenarios. You know, like being an unflippable Godfather. Sometimes these things just happen.

    But there comes a point in every wolf's life, usually preceded by the words Hit, No One Died, when the gig is up and you are free to post adorable cat gifs into the sunset. Oh, sometimes you give it one last go. but somewhere deep inside, those fuzzy loveballs are staring up at you begging to be unleashed. Maybe that's why you claim something like a Choose Your Own Role Bulletproof Innocent Child. Of course no one will buy you opted for that over an investigative or killing power, but hey, meme it up and have a good cackle when your lynch fails. Hell, even tell the vig to shoot the player you know is going to flip instead of you. Winky face.

    There seldom comes a point in a wolf's life when two Hit, No One Died, one this player is unlynchable, and a failed vig shot are all on the table. But funny things happen when villagers don't get what they want. They become disgruntled, malleable, open to letting some other charming personality call the shots. A mechanically confirmed liar and the target of their last dozen kill attempts not withstanding, who better to lead them than you?

    This is not the full story of how katze convinced 13 players that there was not a single wolf among them and lead a truly wild three day goose chase to an imaginary mechanical solve that involved shooting his invulnerable effigy over and over again while yeeting the benign NPC Lord Quas Husk, who did nothing wrong. Nor does it capture how brazenly he shielded his partner, the only unpeeked player in the game, with the entire village's consent. Words cannot give justice to such madness. But this is a katze nomination for best wolf performance in a mash.


    Brian Eighties for Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash
    Nominated by: Transcend
    Seconded by: Object
    Despite having a rough hand due to several of his partners getting steamrolled by incredible village night action usage, Brian played the role of lost wolf really well.

    He did not know any of his teammates, but was able to go through the game without pushing a single wolf. His ita lists were all pure, his voting record was on all town, his ITA shots were all on town, he wolfsided incredibly hard.

    He also survived for quite a long time with this play. He fake claimed a protective role to buy more time to use his day vig to shoot powerful town roles. Brian went under the radar incredibly long until being caught at the end of d4 when people finally acknowledged his voting history and when he got cc'd as protective.

    Brian's meme game was on point too which led to members of the village that died rooting for him because he was that hilarious.

    His personality and impeccable lost wolf play combined earn him this nomination.


    Phighter for Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash
    Nominated by: Apoc
    Seconded by: alexa
    During Day 2 of this game I watched as Phighter made shots list after shots list of players I believed were town.
    Worse, they were players that both NKs, Abraham & Amrock, also believed were town.

    At this point I decided that Phighter was probably a wolf, and that given the number of townreads he had, the thread was being controlled by wolves. So when Phighter died, I immediately went about rooting out his evil cronies!

    Except I never found them, because they never existed!!




    Over the course of days, I slowly came to the realization, that Phighter had in fact, power wolfed all over this game thread by bamboozling almost an entire village to do his bidding!

    I had a shortlist of about 6 players who i believed might be powerwolfing alongside Phighter...and every single one of them were villagers, many of them died for their Phighter townreads. With every villager flip or claim I was more and more impressed by what he had managed to do on D2 of this game.

    Power wolfed...alone!

    That's not how that's supposed to work! You're supposed to have a whole team doing it!! He just did it anyway.





    I think one could easily credit at least 4 or 5 villager deaths to some combination of Phighter's D2 thread control, shots lists, misassociations, and general bamboozling of so many villagers. Some of these dying long after he was already in DVC.

    He played one of the most pro-wolf games ever attempted...and did it all while being almost universally townread.

    Just look at these villagers' reactions to his Flip on D3. Absolute astonishment.


    Quote Originally Posted by Icibalus (#12028)
    well phi was w im just gonna go eat $%#! now
    Quote Originally Posted by min (#12031)
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Oak (#12024)
    Two Shots Ring Out!


    Phighter is dead! He was:

    Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash: Role PM


    You are Lorelei, a member of the Indigo League.

    Known for her logical, calculated, and cool battling style, Lorelei has a surprising secret!

    You are a Mafia Flavor Roleblocker and you have the following abilities:

    i.) Hard As Ice:

    1. 1. Each night, target a player. That player will be roleblocked.

    ii.) Welcome to the Elite Four:

    1. 1. At the start of the game you will be given a list of all of the flavor names in the game (but not the players who they belong to).
      2. If you correctly match a player to their flavor name, they will be roleblocked.
      3. This ability will exist after your death as a factional roleblock.
      4. You may only target one player at night with this ability.

    You win when the Indigo League have reached parity with the Trainer Squad.
    wow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Happy (#12033)
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Oak (#12024)
    Two Shots Ring Out!


    Phighter is dead! He was:

    Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash: Role PM


    You are Lorelei, a member of the Indigo League.

    Known for her logical, calculated, and cool battling style, Lorelei has a surprising secret!

    You are a Mafia Flavor Roleblocker and you have the following abilities:

    i.) Hard As Ice:

    1. 1. Each night, target a player. That player will be roleblocked.

    ii.) Welcome to the Elite Four:

    1. 1. At the start of the game you will be given a list of all of the flavor names in the game (but not the players who they belong to).
      2. If you correctly match a player to their flavor name, they will be roleblocked.
      3. This ability will exist after your death as a factional roleblock.
      4. You may only target one player at night with this ability.

    You win when the Indigo League have reached parity with the Trainer Squad.
    OOOF MARL
    Quote Originally Posted by Centuries (#12034)
    wtf LMFAO
    Quote Originally Posted by Vandyfan402 (#12037)
    Oh my god I'm so bad at reading my friends
    Quote Originally Posted by Charizard Y (#12038)
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Oak (#12024)
    Two Shots Ring Out!


    Phighter is dead! He was:

    Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash: Role PM


    You are Lorelei, a member of the Indigo League.

    Known for her logical, calculated, and cool battling style, Lorelei has a surprising secret!

    You are a Mafia Flavor Roleblocker and you have the following abilities:

    i.) Hard As Ice:

    1. Each night, target a player. That player will be roleblocked.

    ii.) Welcome to the Elite Four:

    1. At the start of the game you will be given a list of all of the flavor names in the game (but not the players who they belong to).
    2. If you correctly match a player to their flavor name, they will be roleblocked.
    3. This ability will exist after your death as a factional roleblock.
    4. You may only target one player at night with this ability.

    You win when the Indigo League have reached parity with the Trainer Squad.


    Vulgard is dead! He was:

    Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash: Role PM


    You are Machoke, a member of the Trainer Squad.

    Machoke's thoroughly toned muscles possess the hardness of steel. This Pokémon has so much strength, it can easily hold aloft a sumo wrestler on just one finger.

    You are a Vanilla Town and have no powers aside from your voice and your vote.

    You win when all members of the Indigo League have been eliminated.
    JESUS $%#!ING CHRIST
    Quote Originally Posted by Centuries (#12039)
    actually shook
    Quote Originally Posted by Actionguy777 (#12042)
    PHIGHTER WAS SCUM??
    Quote Originally Posted by Happy (#12047)
    dang phighter can immitate his town game pretty well as wolf, kudos


    Well $%#!ing played sir.


    DuckQueen for Mafia Universe Anniversary 2022
    Nominated by: LanMisa
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    Ducky was having a breakout game, posting and posting and posting and posting and... after usually having low-impact wolf games. That made her (nearly) universally townread for basically the whole game despite not having a single mechanically clearing thing going on for her. She ended up posting over 1400 times over the week and sacrificed many an hour of sleep to be around all the time despite EOD being close to 2AM.

    In these posts, Ducky not only made herself look like locktown, she also hard defended a lot of wolves, distracted village from more important topics of discussions, helped spread misinformation (like the "stack" from wolf Marshadow and town Multiverse on Hero), kept town in POE, gave valuable input with regards to night actions and overall was a very important figure in keeping wolf morale up when everything looked bleak and lost. There is a reason we renamed DuckQueen to DuckGod on the Wolf Discord server!

    All in all a phenomenal game, the only surviving wolf that was high impact over all the days, our deepest wolf and THE key element to our success. All hail Ducky, the DuckGod!


    Player who did exceedingly well at deployment of a power role randed to them in a single game. Examples of these potentially cover someone making multiple accurate shots as a vigilante, a great save as a doctor, etc.

    julia for Cats PR Madness Mafia
    Nominated by: Amrock
    Seconded by: alexa
    They targeted mafia 3 times and outed 2 mafia on THEIR OWN

    Literally impossible for them to have done better


    Boquise (as Weedle) for Mafia Universe Anniversary 2022
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    5 days, 5 shots, 5 wolves, nuff said.


    Sherlock Holmes for Spooky Halloween Game
    Nominated by: matt
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    He played this game like an actual Sherlock. With very little to work with in the form of a PR, Sherlock was an odd night tracker, a fairly weak investigative role. However, on night one, he caught a very deep wolf, lilypetal via his track result, and also one of her partners. Holmes played this very cool by not revealing his hand for an entire day phase enabling the village to push out the other wolf PR, and when he made his grand reveal, there were three wolves dead with only one wolf left to defend very early on.


    Michelle for The Great Nintendo SMASH
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: matt
    In order to dodge anticlaim and also potentially rattle the Mafia, on Day Two, Apoc the Odd Night Alignment Cop revealed that he was a Private Chat Cop.

    He said that DoctorZeus and Hegel were both in private chats.

    Hegel confirmed and Zeus confirmed that they actually shared a private chat.

    Since Apoc has redpeeked Zeus, and Hegel was the mafia Godfather, Hegel just accidentally mechanically outed herself to Apoc's bluff.

    He basically thought Hegel was wolfy and took a shot that they were wolves together.

    Turning a single fakepeek of red into a bluff that the wolves fell for so hard they gave up their Godfather for free and then turned around and lost 4 wolves back to back to back to back.

    Were it not for other mitigating factors, like the Anticlaim, or almost no one suspecting Schweppes, town could have stomped.

    Also, Michelle and MacDougall and Apoc and others shared a neighbor chat thanks to Michelle's goat neighborizing choices, connecting a Cop and a Doc together in a place the wolves couldn't anticlaim them.

    Michelle claimed stuff on behalf of Meat Loaf / MacDougall and also Apoc. The wolf team kept trying to anticlaim Michelle but the claim kept being wildly wrong.

    The neighbor chat was the perfect way to dodge anticlaim, and Michelle kept the entire wolf team out of it, on the advice of folks like Apoc and Meat Loaf.

    Michelle and her GOAT neighborization and Apoc's crushing bluff almost destroyed the whole wolf team.

    They had also found five of the six wolves by the end, more or less. They outed DZ and Hegel, crushed them back to back, and sussed Matt and Wiggles and AvatarVecna.

    If not for Schweppes and his GOAT Anticlaim choices every night, town would have stomped mainly due to everyone in town solving for several wolves, but also, MVP Apoc and GOATEST Neighborizer Michelle.

    Second these noms please.

    Apoc used a cop to peek a wolf, that's not amazing. What's amazing is he leveraged that into destroying their Godfather too, by dodging anticlaim and bluffing so hard that the wolf team literally outed a third of themselves publicly so Apoc did not have to claim his role correctly AT ALL.

    Michelle neighborized a Cop, A doctor, and nothing but lock clear townies after that, allowing Apoc and Meat Loaf to continue making claims and dodging anticlaim if necessary.

    Wolves almost didn't stand a chance against this duo, making it a trio because Meat Loaf also doctored a bunch of villagers but he was being blocked and protected by another townie without his knowledge.

    They did amazing and in a standout town full of great solvers, these two gave truly exceptional performances through the use of power roles.

    Ideally I'd see them both win, so two separate categories.

    May the best player win.




    Player who excels at figuring out game mechanics and using it to their advantage and/or player who excels at planning and strategizing for their team (including deciding optimal night actions, cop hunting etc.)

    billymills
    Nominated by: nutella
    Seconded by: ladd
    This is entirely based on a wacky coincidence tbh
    In both Bastard Mash 5 and in Anni (as McGipherson), billy happened to be the first wolf to die, and in both games he was granted the privilege to remain active in wolfchat after death (in bm5 as the only member with this boon). He contributed immensely to the night action planning and strategizing throughout these games which ended in victory for both wolf teams. While not everyone was entirely satisfied with how allowing dead players to contribute to wolf chat played out, it is undeniable that it allowed billymills to show his strong skills and dedication in mechanical/night action strategy despite dying as a wolf early on. Speaking as someone who also died early in both of these wolf teams (and particularly in Anni where many of the dead wolves helped), not everyone has the stamina, dedication, or mechanical savvy to contribute as much after dying in a large mash, but billy was an extremely valuable voice in both chats and talked through many crucial mechanical decisions.


    Apoc
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Michelle
    In order to dodge anticlaim and also potentially rattle the Mafia, on Day Two, Apoc the Odd Night Alignment Cop revealed that he was a Private Chat Cop.

    He said that DoctorZeus and Hegel were both in private chats.

    Hegel confirmed and Zeus confirmed that they actually shared a private chat.

    Since Apoc has redpeeked Zeus, and Hegel was the mafia Godfather, Hegel just accidentally mechanically outed herself to Apoc's bluff.

    He basically thought Hegel was wolfy and took a shot that they were wolves together.

    Turning a single fakepeek of red into a bluff that the wolves fell for so hard they gave up their Godfather for free and then turned around and lost 4 wolves back to back to back to back.

    Were it not for other mitigating factors, like the Anticlaim, or almost no one suspecting Schweppes, town could have stomped.

    Also, Michelle and MacDougall and Apoc and others shared a neighbor chat thanks to Michelle's goat neighborizing choices, connecting a Cop and a Doc together in a place the wolves couldn't anticlaim them.

    Michelle claimed stuff on behalf of Meat Loaf / MacDougall and also Apoc. The wolf team kept trying to anticlaim Michelle but the claim kept being wildly wrong.

    The neighbor chat was the perfect way to dodge anticlaim, and Michelle kept the entire wolf team out of it, on the advice of folks like Apoc and Meat Loaf.

    Michelle and her GOAT neighborization and Apoc's crushing bluff almost destroyed the whole wolf team.

    They had also found five of the six wolves by the end, more or less. They outed DZ and Hegel, crushed them back to back, and sussed Matt and Wiggles and AvatarVecna.

    If not for Schweppes and his GOAT Anticlaim choices every night, town would have stomped mainly due to everyone in town solving for several wolves, but also, MVP Apoc and GOATEST Neighborizer Michelle.

    Second these noms please.

    Apoc used a cop to peek a wolf, that's not amazing. What's amazing is he leveraged that into destroying their Godfather too, by dodging anticlaim and bluffing so hard that the wolf team literally outed a third of themselves publicly so Apoc did not have to claim his role correctly AT ALL.

    Michelle neighborized a Cop, A doctor, and nothing but lock clear townies after that, allowing Apoc and Meat Loaf to continue making claims and dodging anticlaim if necessary.

    Wolves almost didn't stand a chance against this duo, making it a trio because Meat Loaf also doctored a bunch of villagers but he was being blocked and protected by another townie without his knowledge.

    They did amazing and in a standout town full of great solvers, these two gave truly exceptional performances through the use of power roles.

    Ideally I'd see them both win, so two separate categories.

    May the best player win.


    Player who delivered an excellent, memorable performance in that they replaced into

    Master Radishes for game with longer deadlines
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: Hally
    He subbed into a slot that was previously POE/scumread, roleblocked the wolf night kill, then cased another wolf who was fairly deep.

    He was so good that the scum team made a meme about it!


    arogame123 for The Welcome Back Sabi Invitational: Poor Approximations of Characters from Poor Approximations of Television Shows
    Nominated by: matt
    Seconded by: Lumi
    This game was pretty tough for town and that's to be expected because every single player in this game is really good and it's hard to find 5 wolves in a stacked player list. Town was eating itself alive, but a fresh perspective prevented them from getting swept entirely. Aro subbed into the game in lylo and helped turn the game around dramatically. His reads were absolutely fire. He more or less had the solve in one of the most difficult games for a village that I've ever seen. The wolves weren't having any of that and immediately killed him at night without looking back.


    alexa (as artsy) for Dessert Mafia
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    Ticked every box you could ask for as a replacement.
    > Active in mafia chat
    > Helped increase WIM of other teammates
    > Collaborative, with some bright new ideas
    > High WIM herself
    > According to townies in the game, had no right to survive the last day - but did and in style!
    > Funny (core tenant of wolfing)
    Quote Originally Posted by Artsy (#4466)
    i wrote a rap .-.

    You ready? Let's go!
    Yeah!
    For those of you that wanna know what this situation is all about

    This is ten percent bad luck, twenty percent the set-up
    Fifteen percent YOLOSWAG the Town Roleblocker
    Five percent Guillotina, fifty percent the willage
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name Artsy

    Artsy the Town 2-Shot Roleblocker
    Yeah!

    He doesn't need maximum towncred
    He just wants to be heard, just wants his post to be read
    He feels so unlike everybody else, alone
    Nobody believes his claim

    In spite of the fact that some people still think that they know he is town
    But $%#! 'em, he knows the way, it’s not about winning
    It's all about reality and showing he’s town

    Artsy the Town 2-Shot Roleblocker
    Yeah!

    Telling his truth
    Who the hell is he, anyway? He never really talks much
    Artsy the 2-Shot Town Roleblocker

    Never concerned with townreads, just fighting for life
    Humbled through opportunities given despite the fact
    Dya included Two Town Roleblockers in the set-up

    They many misjudge him 'cause he has a role similar to one that flipped
    Put it together himself, now the picture connects

    This is twenty percent bad luck, eighty percent the set-up
    Be a hundred percent clear, 'cause Artsy is town
    This dude is the telling his truth

    This is ten percent bad luck, twenty percent the set-up
    Fifteen percent YOLOSWAG the Town Roleblocker
    Five percent Guillotina, fifty percent the willage
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name Artsy the Town 2-Shot Roleblocker

    He's not your everyday Roleblocker
    He knows how to work with what he's got, making his way to the top of the post count
    He often gets a comment on his name, people keep asking him
    "How can two Town Roleblockers exist"
    No, he's living proof (Proof), got him rocking the booth
    Dedicated to his role and giving it a hundred percent

    Forget YOLOSWAG, forget mechanics
    Forget the design
    Just pay attention to this rhyme

    When Artsy flips Town Roleblocker, just say instead
    Ridiculous, mechanics lost us the game again


    Player who consistently delivers an excellent, memorable performance in games that they replaced into and/or a player who consistently contributes and helps out the community and game hosts by replacing into games


    Askthepizzaguy
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: Ezradekezra
    He's had a few pretty incredible replacement performances since his return to these hallowed halls, in particular, Help test 3, when my man came in and pinpointed a near perfect wolf POE- and- crtiically- turned the game around for town by uniting a town core.

    His WIM and energy re-enlivens games, and, he gives it his all upon entry.

    What you need in a replacement player!


    Hally
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: Arapocalypse
    after the departure of everybodys favorite turtle, seeing hally take their place as the resident turtle has been awe-inspiring tbh


    Player who excels in turbo games.

    benneh
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: katze
    they both play a ton of turbos and consistently do well as both alignments


    Amrock
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: katze
    they both play a ton of turbos and consistently do well as both alignments


    matt / Transcend
    Nominated by: YOLOSWAG
    Seconded by: benneh
    Plays well every game to the point I’ve seen him hard carry several times as both alignments


    Gira
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: ThePretender
    Every player in that list ive seen has shown both sides of being town who's got a solve from minute 1 or scum that just completely steamrolls the village. Plus they're all very enjoyable people to play with so even better.


    ladd
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: ThePretender
    Every player in that list ive seen has shown both sides of being town who's got a solve from minute 1 or scum that just completely steamrolls the village. Plus they're all very enjoyable people to play with so even better.


    alexa
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: ThePretender
    Every player in that list ive seen has shown both sides of being town who's got a solve from minute 1 or scum that just completely steamrolls the village. Plus they're all very enjoyable people to play with so even better.


    Variance
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: ThePretender
    Every player in that list ive seen has shown both sides of being town who's got a solve from minute 1 or scum that just completely steamrolls the village. Plus they're all very enjoyable people to play with so even better.


    insomnia
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: ThePretender
    Every player in that list ive seen has shown both sides of being town who's got a solve from minute 1 or scum that just completely steamrolls the village. Plus they're all very enjoyable people to play with so even better.


    Allundberg
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: ThePretender
    Every player in that list ive seen has shown both sides of being town who's got a solve from minute 1 or scum that just completely steamrolls the village. Plus they're all very enjoyable people to play with so even better.


    ThePretender
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: Claas
    They are good and they are fun. What more can u wish for?


    DoctorZeus
    Nominated by: lol
    Seconded by: Transcend
    ladd fell off and everyone else is simply not as consistantly good


    Sunbae/Haru Okumura
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    Consistently contributes positively to both alignments - often endgaming pretty flawlessly as a wolf even when a teammate goes down; and being ready to dunk woofs when he's a town.


    Only players who played their very first game of forum mafia in 2020 are eligible to be nominated for this award. I.e. this is not an award for "rookie Mafia Universe players", since a player super experienced in forum mafia could be new to MU.

    arogame123
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: Hally
    Feels almost like a shoo-in so far. Started forum this year in champs coming from a video background, already solid town and a legitimately top tier wolf. Nuff said.


    lilypetal
    Nominated by: BlueKang
    Seconded by: TripleHaven
    After a few games she's become pretty strong and has put in some good performances. Recent examples being Vulture of a Desert of Men where she helped get out 1 to 2 mafia members and ate the poison from mafia, and she's also had SpiritFarer where her reads had very good accuracy and she was universally townread and ate a night kill.
    Overall, nice to have in games and someone you can count on to give a good effort.


    lucy
    Nominated by: Wisdom
    Seconded by: Macdougall
    She joined MU with her Champs game and have since played a lot of games and always strives to get better and it shows in her games, after a few months of practice she's already one of the strongest players on the site and a well known fear for the wolves!


    Player who has made a strong impression in their first year on MU. Those eligible for Best Rookie cannot be nominated.

    Santygrass
    Nominated by: roro__b
    Seconded by: Hally
    Started playing here wth the sick champs qualifier, have played a lot since. Someone should refine the writeup


    Prince J
    Nominated by: Cobalt
    Seconded by: Vulgard
    Joindate August 2022 and I've played ~2-3 games with this person and they've played in one of mine. Absolute joy to play with as either alignment. Also a very strong town player as I experienced the brunt force side of it in how he basically single-handedly reverse swept Mountainous 100 after I subbed in as a wolf on Day 2 and we got to LYLO quite quickly. He was a big voice of reason in The Coalition which was quite a contentious game given the small size, and also made significant contributions as Captain Brown in Clue Alias Mafia that I just hosted.

    Even when actively trying to pocket him I found it quite difficult to do so despite us getting along very well in the thread. He is just a friendly, genuine, lovely player and he has also proven to be quite skilled. I can't wait to see him wolf, because from what I've experienced it would be terrifying.


    Manny
    Nominated by: matt
    Seconded by: nutella
    He's good at the video game.


    Julia
    Nominated by: BlueKang
    Seconded by: Cobalt
    After taking over a year away from mafia, Julia began playing on MU and immediately was making a huge difference in games.
    Every mash Julia has played in, mafia has spent kill power whether it was Night 1, or any time on Day 2, to get rid of her.
    And in both Midnight Mash and Pokemon Gen 1 mash, all but 1 of her townreads before dying were correct.

    Her normal town games Julia also played well, especially Cats Themed PR game where she used her role to out majority of the mafia team. Julia's reads in the most recent Hydra game were mostly correct as well.
    And in the small amount of turbo games she played her reads were very accurate.

    Julia remained a very dedicated player, and a dangerous asset to whatever side she's playing on, and is always fun to be in games with on top of everything else!



    Player whose overall gameplay has displayed the most improvement since the end of the past calendar year. Newcomers to MU are only eligible for this award if they are not eligible for the Best Rookie category.

    BlueKang
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: SchizoAffected
    Coming off of a ban for a pattern of blowing up at people who disagree with his reads, Brad has spent his time away from MU working hard to fix that. Not just in a this-won't-break-the-rules way, but a this-will-help-my-team way. He gives others' thoughts real consideration, he's gotten far better at casing his reads than he ever was when his go-to method was "be louder", and though his explosions were often how he got townread as town before, he's clearing himself just fine without them. His accuracy has also just gotten better the more clearly he's articulated his reads.

    The issue of his wolf game remains, but there's incremental progress there too. Slowly but surely.


    ThePretender
    Nominated by: neopest
    Seconded by: c4e5g3d5
    When I first started playing with TP I thought he was a coinflip player that was just there to meme in games, but since then he's become very good at developing his reads as town and has shown a massive improvement, to the point where I'd probably be a bit weary of him if I were scum against him. His performance in S9G4 was great too and he was so close to the final solve and really made it seem like he was listening to each player equally.


    InstantHammer
    Nominated by: Ezradekezra
    Seconded by: Hally
    see previous discussion for reasoning ig


    DoctorZeus
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: YOLOSWAG
    he was good from the start but it feels like he is constantly striving to improve his own play, especially town play since he's already p elite mafia, in a way a lot of people don't consider (by reflecting on himself each game, etc) and it's very admirable!


    Fontana
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    Font doesn't have any wolf games this year that I know of, so this is only in terms of their town game, but last year they were a perennial slanker, frequently not or poorly explaining reads and usually being a non-factor, and they were killed by town KP in every single town game of theirs. This year they're basically the opposite of that, becoming a consistent threat to wolves and only dying to town KP once, and picking up a few NKs including a N2 in one of the stronger champs qualifier lists. They've become a player who makes you consider joining games because they're in them. Never would've guessed last year.


    Player who consistently gives it his all, whether it works out or not.

    DoctorZeus
    Nominated by: ladd
    Seconded by: Macdougall
    amazing WIM regardless of alignment and situation. just check his nominations description here vs the nominationa descriptions made by other people to realize the DEDICATION


    Askthepizzaguy
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: benneh
    I think it's easy to see why - regardless of alignment, pizza will make post after post after post doing things that can't really be counted as fluff.

    In a recent f3, I saw pizza post some of the biggest walls I have ever seen, one after the other - in fact, pizza probably holds all top 10 slots in my "biggest walls" list.

    I think it's a testament to their dedication just how much content they manage to put out and at times it can honestly be kind of overwhelming.

    I'd also like to mention that I've noticed this tendency to post walls isn't limited to just the game, you are almost guaranteed to see a few pregame in the signups thread and even more postgame just spewing their thoughts.

    This is an extremely easy nomination for this category.


    JohnCarter
    Nominated by: YOLOSWAG
    Seconded by:
    Dude literally played thru COVID in an invitational (Swag City)

    He didn't sleep for more than a few hours in Harry Potter Mash because he's a nerd and didn't want to let his team down

    Every single game he always gives 110% percent regardless of circumstances he's in irl or in the game, steps up even further if his team is in need

    Mans even no life’d the one post game in his wolfchat

    Every phase I’m going harder like my name is JohnCarter

    https://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums...ne-Post-Heroes



    Player who is just generally awesome and fun to play with.

    Macdougall
    Nominated by: YOLOSWAG
    Seconded by: KnightsofCydonia
    Mac brings a wild energy to the game which is one of a kind and fun as hell to play with

    Beyond that I would say he’s unpredictable with how he solves which is interesting to engage with and adds a unique element to a game. As a wolfbro he’s down to clown and has good sense on how to navigate a game, he’s a fun teammate as both alignments

    His sense of humor is enjoyable to play with too. He’s hilarious


    benneh
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: Hally
    outside of my immediate friends/friend-group (who i'd prolly be biased toward so), he is probably the singular most enjoyable person on MU (IMO??) legit can not think of a single moment with him (besides our first game but that game is cancelled) that was not enjoyable. he's a really fun/light-hearted/nice player while also being super good - always makes me smile in DVCs too!


    LanMisa
    Nominated by: Boquise
    Seconded by: moth
    LanMisa is always fun to play with, regardless if we are the same alignment or not. Imo he brings an important positive aspect to each game he plays. Also a person who is easy to cooperate with in a hydra acc.

    Furthermore, Lan is graceful in both defeat and victory. Primary example is Anni, where Lan, playing as his alt Naoto, showed an impressive wolf play, won after openwolfing, and kept being a good sport afterwards. When you win despite open wolfing the village, there is a certain allure to show some schadenfreude. Lan was chill instead. Post game also included criticism of a wolf role (some criticism being unfair), and whilst one could goad villager salt, Lan discussed instead. Considering that some criticism was unfair, it is easy to respond in kind. Lan's approach and demeanour in both games and post games decreases toxicity. That's why he is the most enjoyable player on this site. Good team player; good opponent; good sport. Always a friend on MU discord tbh.


    Creature
    Nominated by: Amrock
    Seconded by: InstantHammer
    Somehow he went from one of the most annoying players of all time in 2019 to someone that everyone finds hilarious to play with now. His signature style of deadpan and self deprecating humor along with top tier memes make him an excellent addition to any playerlist


    YOLOSWAG
    Nominated by: Macdougall
    Seconded by: Hally
    Yolo legit made a rap song (and it was actually good) with all the players names in it just for a game. Yolo's the funnest player on MU hands down


    arogame123
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: katze
    He's just awesome.


    Wade Winston Wilson
    Nominated by: KnightsofCydonia
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    I have lost two games recently, one alongside him and one against him, and his presence made both losses enjoyable.


    Prince J
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: Guillotina
    i haven’t actually played with him yet but in every game i’ve seen him in he seems like a joy to play with and his positive attitude really shines


    marmot
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: Hally


    moth
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Cobalt
    And I don't mean just this year, every year.

    Let me talk about my history with moth. First couple times I played with the guy, I yeeted him to sky daddy and he was town. Meanwhile, he just kinda sat there and quietly pointed at wolves and chillaxed and did his thing. No grudges.

    Then I dedicated myself to not yeeting townie moth. And for a while, I got better at this. I saw moth as being one of those dudes who always arrives on a chariot driven by chill.

    In the recent Gimmick Game, moth did his usual thing except it was every post. He arrived on a chariot driven by random things, the funnier, the better. Also, lots of animated gifs.

    He didn't react at all when I accused him. I died after yeeting a wolf d1. He opens day 2 accusing a wolf and being sad I am dead.

    He doesn't give a crap about your wrong accusations. He just keeps his chill and finds wolves. I don't know how he does it. He's pretty tight lipped about his process. But the $%#! ain't random because it's rare to see him not accuse a wolf sometime as town.

    Also recently, his team was getting run over by town. Six townies appeared out of nowhere and struck down his teammate Good Question with fire and thunder and fury, and moth is out there fighting for his teammate while accusing really townie people of being wolves and arguing with Beck about how he invented all the memes. Not just the good ones, every meme. And acting baffled that Beck hadn't ever heard of him or his greatness.

    And he and Wisdom distanced from one another like the only two surviving wolves in a team that's about to get $%#!canned, and throughout it all he kept his upbeat and positive mothy attitude.

    He needed to personally survive long enough to block the town bodyguard who town read him, so he could shoot the town cop. His partner wisdom begged for a day, and Moth claimed a commuter power which didn't help him one bit, and I was saying he needed to die and was my top suspect.

    Still, town decided to give moth a day, and that's how we lost our cop. Bodyguard blocked. Boom, bye cop.

    And after all this, Moth is on his way out the door and needs to give a fake solve or he's outed. Not one person had the guts to say I was a wolf, except moth.

    I asked him for who the wolves are, and he was all. "Well, you, for starters."

    It had been a tense game. I hadn't laughed all game. I was upset at another game at the time. Moth was in pure lolcats troll mode, and his solve of me wolf, and blank other name, made me bust a gut laughing.

    He and Wisdom distanced some more, she didn't vote him, we yeeted him to sky daddy.

    But even after he died, CrimsonFox was sad because he only joined to play with Moth.

    Perplexity was sad because he had moth as lock v all game, and kept mentioning moth.

    Everyone adores moth.

    Even after he's dead and flipped wolf, people miss that guy.

    I miss that guy.

    And when I leave, I am GOING to miss that guy.

    He never makes me feel bad. He always makes me feel good. He wins as both alignments, and does it with a lot less effort and fewer words than I do. He's a genuinely good player, but in a crowded field everywhere else, this is the category I feel he is most deserving to win.


    Garden Gnome
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    She plays and posts like no one else- I think she is probably the most unique of all MU players. She fills the game with joy and good vibes, and, her thought process is her own. An absolute diamond of a player

    Some examples of posts I thought were really good

    1) Self-effacing:

    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome (#337)
    Quote Originally Posted by CatDog (#334)
    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome (#333)
    Well, yes, my vote was not stellar, but I'm still town.
    how am i supposed tos ee that?
    inept town.
    2) Hilarious arguments as to why she is town and others are mafia:

    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome (#317)
    Quote Originally Posted by esse (#314)
    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome (#306)
    you see?
    Scum
    .
    Lol what kind of argument is that?
    you just told catdog to vote town. That's a scum perspective.
    3) Using whimsy to avoid creating content and get caught:

    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome (#1218)
    Quote Originally Posted by Prince J (#1217)
    *Episode of drag race finishes*

    *sees Gnomey post*

    *gets low-key excited due to my recent posts*

    *eagerly/sleepily clicks thread*

    *She only responds to a post null tell from Mac*

    *Doesn't acknowledge anything I've done whatsoever*

    Halp me T_T

    I just got out of my tunnel and now I'm just here trying to make things move, but it feels like herding cats.
    I will make more substantial posts after I get a good night of sleep. Right now, I have cotton candy between my ears.

    Meow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome (#1220)
    Quote Originally Posted by Prince J (#1215)
    Gnomey, please don't say that was the most pertinent post to respond to here.

    ;~;

    Like it felt you came in saw that post and there is no way to have not seen a wall literally staring there at you afterwards.

    When it immediately thereafter contains a vote on you.
    It was more like a random post to respond to.
    Because... sleep deprivation.
    Will post better after sleeping.


    the list could go on and on


    I think she is hilarious, a quality player, and, unique. Vote for Gnome!


    Boquise
    Nominated by: YOLOSWAG tbh
    Seconded by: staypositivefriend tbh
    - Consistently plays well as both alignments
    - Is truly a team player
    - Treats everyone well and contributes to a healthy, lighthearted vibe
    - Dank memes
    - A gentleman tbh


    lilypetal
    Nominated by: lucy
    Seconded by: matt


    DoctorZeus
    Nominated by: Haru Okumura
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    I've played a range of games with them this year from laid back turbos to big mashes to intense champs games and throughout it all DZ has been a fun person to play with. Always comes with a good effort, has good results, brings fun posting in thread, and is enjoyable to talk about the game afterward with. Just an all around positive to the community and any game they are in.



    Player who excels at being a good teammate for their alignment. Examples of being a good teammate don't necessarily necessitate that player dominating for their alignment in the game. The award is moreso geared towards a player who keeps morale up in wolfchat, did a lot of work in a mason/neighborhood chat, was a good thread captain as town, etc.

    hollowkatt
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: Guillotina
    This nomination might seem weird if you're just going off of his reputation before his ban for most of the second half of last year, but he's a very different player.

    As a wolf, hk has always been heavily a team player. He plays hard pro-wolf, but he doesn't seek endgame glory, because one of the things he does most is set villagers up with his spew. He somehow does it while also usually wolfsiding hard while alive, even though you normally can't do both at the same time.

    As town, hk has become less assertive and forceful than his past self, but it doesn't mean he doesn't influence games. He emphasizes listening to and amplifying unheard voices, and getting people to look in directions they've been ignoring. They're cliche things, but his persistence makes them actually work, and he can turn threads around completely unexpectedly in town's favor.

    The main example I have in mind is Guillo's Tactics 4. Somewhere near early-to-mid D2, Twice is hard tunneling me and townreading wisteria, I'm townreading him and pushing wisteria, and most of the thread, including hk, is wolf reading Twice and ambivalent on wisteria and I. hk gets Twice's attention to talk to him about some of his reads. He gives Twice time and clarifies details of his reads with him, then comes out with a townread on Twice and says he's willing to sheep Twice on me. He starts pushing and interrogating me next, and gets more content out of me by instilling a sense of urgency. After he gets me to talk more about my own reads, he switches to wisteria and gets Twice to townread me (though with assistance from me dramatically outing my main but shhhh), and the day ends with wisteria flipping wolf. He, Twice and I were all v.

    He was the main reason two villagers got out of PoE and a wolf died, just by the power of talking to people, and it didn't even take accuracy. That's what I imagine this award is for.


    arogame123
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: Hally
    A relentlessly positive presence in his teams, aro has the power to unite teams and is always up for working with others and happy to keep an open mind throughout making the whole team (mafia or scum!) work better together!!


    JohnCarter
    Nominated by: YOLOSWAG
    Seconded by:
    Dude literally played thru COVID in an invitational (Swag City)

    He didn't sleep for more than a few hours in Harry Potter Mash because he's a nerd and didn't want to let his team down

    Every single game he always gives 110% percent regardless of circumstances he's in irl or in the game, steps up even further if his team is in need

    Mans even no life’d the one post game in his wolfchat

    Every phase I’m going harder like my name is JohnCarter

    https://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums...ne-Post-Heroes



    Player who excels at playing town, which can include having good reads, being excellent at avoiding mislynch, being generally persuasive, being a leader and/or a calming and rational presence for one's team, etc.

    Macdougall
    Nominated by: ladd
    Seconded by: Hally
    Amazing WIM, will re read the game 20 times if needed, aussie, almost always nked early for the FEAR and very good at getting his (often correct) wolfreads lunched

    also borderline impossible to mislunch


    Gira
    Nominated by: Arctic
    Seconded by: nutella
    he is an absolute pain in the $%#! to wolf against and is definitely a contender for the player (that i know of) who has the most consistently accurate reads and amazing read lists in general. he eats so many n1s for this and i myself have been responsible for a lot of them. he is too powerful


    Askthepizzaguy
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: evakyoo
    pizza is legitimately one of the scariest townies I have ever seen, and that's an opinion I formed without even having to wolf against him myself. He has a crazy ability to continually re-evaluate his worldview, honing in on the correct solve very fast (chances are that he has caught the majority of the wolfteam by D2), so even if he misclears you for a while he will quickly rectify that mistake.

    Adding onto that, pizza is loud. He's able to get people to follow to him on his (usually) correct reads and once he locks onto you it kind of just starts to feel impossible to survive.

    He's usually nked early on because of his excellent reads + ability to consolidate townies around him which I think makes him deserving of this award.


    staypositivefriend
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    Having played with SPF a number of times across a number of games, I can happily make this nomination. Some core qualities that I believe makes SPF worthy of the nomination:

    > Often has good reads
    > When does not have good reads, is always willing to hash out a conversation to explain their POV
    > Is willing to change their POV
    > Communicative and clear
    > I can't imagine trying to mislunch SPF as a wolf


    YOLOSWAG
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    Dark horse nomination. YOLOSWAG consistently delivers a solid performance without the bells and whistles that comes with a lot of playstyles. A number of times he's just spitting out facts/good reads - and if he does manage to get mislunched, he always leaves the town in a winning gamestate


    Holyflare
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    I haven't seen a single game that he doesn't go ham in. Even when he 'low efforts' or the gamestate isn't to his liking, he goes all in and consistently gets results. Another one of those players that actively re-evaluates in a smart and effective way. Must be that British water.


    Apoc
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: matt
    Can you imagine trying to lunch Apoc? Seems pretty difficult based on his performances this year, even being a bit busier than usual with irl things. Full WIM - with positive effect on the game, even if his reads aren't 100% accurate. EG: a story about a story - got nightkilled N1 as a VT. He's one of the fellas you can trust to always deliver a performance that you can take notes on. His posting is always framed in an engaging way, which makes you actually want to engage back - helps create more benefits to the greater town.



    Player who excels at playing scum, which can include being excellent at avoiding lynch and pocketing people, having pure tone, being generally successful in manipulating/sowing discord and guiding town towards mislynches, being good at cop hunting, being good at pulling off effective gambits, being helpful to inexperienced scum partners, etc.

    neopest
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: Hally
    she has taught me a lot of things and is just Really, Indisputably, Good At Being Mafia


    wiggles1993
    Nominated by: Jaleb
    Seconded by: Garden Gnome
    Dude has a crazy wim to still want to play mafia after randing the mafia alignment in who knows how many games. The ability to endure the stress and survive multiple days in every game he plays shows a great skill as the alignment.


    lilypetal
    Nominated by: Prince J
    Seconded by: Cobalt
    ever since she has joined the site she has been a force to be reckoned with as all her games she is a key component to either team. In town games she is increasingly scary as the game goes on and as Mafia it's almost become a meme how scary she is later on in the game.

    I also wanna nominate her for Best Scum Player because of the amount she has randed mafia while still being strong and not being tilted over the copious amounts while truly demonstrating she wears her cloak very well.


    DoctorZeus
    Nominated by: ladd
    Seconded by:



    Player who excels in all roles.

    neopest
    Nominated by: YOLOSWAG
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    As town I've seen her lead the village into lunching wolves while often having a POE that has multiple wolves [even the majority of the wolfteam at times], including those that get overlooked by the average player. She's shown this in games like Super Mario Team Mafia, Cats vs Dogs, Bastard Mash, etc.

    As mafia, she's very good at replicating her town game while still getting townread and pushing wolf agenda, Season 9 Game 2 being the chief example of this. Went deep with good tone and is effective at creating a gamestate favorable to wolves, she knows how to distance and interact with her teammates and the best times to do it.

    Pretty much has all the aspects of what you'd want in a villager or wolf.


    JohnCarter
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: ThePretender
    He is great at both alignments, across all three formats- turbos, normals, and mashes.

    Turbo's
    His turbo persona "JohnCarter" is a solvey towny player (prone to some FPS) who is ace at identifying town & catching wolves, and, a fearsome wolf who can easily plough through and beat down unassuming towns!

    Mashes
    In mashes, despite being in an inhospitable time zone, he commits to dominating performances.

    As town in Anni this year in around 2 hours in day 2 he killed off me (a wolf ) and caught a series of other wolves- getting SPK'd later that night. Hell of an impact for 3 hours!

    As a wolf in the Harry Potter mash earlier this year, JC was the lone wolf for the final two days up till f3, balancing himself perfectly and taking the final vote to a rand!

    Normal games
    Through the famous JC walls (see this article here), his ability to town it up, and, his razor sharp analysis he takes on the role of town leader killing off wolves left, right, and rhubarb.

    This is most obviously shown in the Swag City Invitational, where in a stacked player list, JC took on the role of town captain, and, claimed some very impressive scalps.

    I've not seen him wolf in a normal game- but- by all reports....He is terrifying.


    Conclusion
    This is the man you should vote!


    As @YOLOSWAG says in his ace werewolf rap:
    Every phase I'm goin harder, like my name is JohnCarter



    @macdougall was my inspiration for this nomination


    staypositivefriend
    Nominated by: ladd
    Seconded by: Hally
    feels like a crime if they don't win it at least once

    just consistentely amazing as both alignments while playing a lot of games

    not much to add. if you click a random game where they played in they most likely did great regardless of alignment


    alexa
    Nominated by: Creature
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    It just came into my attention that alexa said at some point she was quiting MU and I thought "that'd be like if X left MU". However, I couldn't find a player to replace X because I couldn't name a player that has been more impactful to games than alexa. She is the driving force of every game she is in. She's arguably one of the best town players alongside ladd and she has also good wolf games where she can manipulate players long enough with her AtE to endgame despite being fairly polarized.
    Town team who did exceedingly well in a specific game. Include the game with your nomination.

    Cats PR Madness Mafia Town Team for Cats PR Madness Mafia
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: ThePretender
    Nearly all the villagers were extremely on point even before mech stuff happened - lots of great PR play (Julia using ability thief on a wolf, Rokon targeting a wolf with vig 2x just getting blocked a second time), lots of on point pushes, etc


    Super Mario Team Mafia Town Team for Super Mario Team Mafia
    Nominated by: Boquise
    Seconded by: nutella
    Town decimated mafia with a perfect town sweep. After N1, half of the scum team was dead. First wolf yeeted D1, second wolf vigged. The third wolf was yeeted D2 and the fourth and final wolf in D3, after being role checked by Moth and buddies.

    Basically no town on town violence happened. Teamwork and communication between all town parties went perfectly smoothly, and everyone involved in the thread was excellent to each other.


    Spiritfarer: A DVC-Involved Mafia Game Town Team for Spiritfarer: A DVC-Involved Mafia Game
    Nominated by: Macdougall
    Seconded by: BlueKang

    Clue Alias Mafia Town Team for Clue Alias Mafia
    Nominated by: Cobalt
    Seconded by: Vulgard
    Newcomb, 4 hours into the game with his 6th post, posted spot-on accurate reads of no less than five players including 4 villagers and a wolf who became the first wolf casualty. It was quite honestly insane, he correctly called another wolf as partnered before the end of the day and he was the no-brainer night 1 kill as a result.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Plum (#175)
    I will say, as much as the Mustard/Peacock page 1 thing was funny, it did a great job of jumpstarting the game.

    As you read through the thread you see people coming in and reacting to it, and I think that's actually very instructive. Especially in a compare/contrast way.

    For example:

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Brown (#34)
    The tension between Mustard and Peacock is honestly what I'm here for. Screw RVS, let's get this $%#! started!
    Carefree, surface level engaged in the byplay, brazenly making no attempt to read it. Villagery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madame Rose (#41)
    I see you've started without me. ''m just going to sit here pouting.

    My crystal has spoken, and it says no one with the name green can ever be green.

    ##Vote Reverend Green

    I'm late for my séance.
    Slightly out of balance / put out that they didn't get to be involved, content to do their own thing. Reasonable, not super strong one way or another, but more villagery than not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Brunette (#45)
    The fight between Peacock and Mustard is passionate and probably m/t.
    ##Vote Mrs. Peacock
    Is the vote for me random Miss Scarlett, or do you have another reason?
    Superficial read, clearly stated, for a reason that's about as surface level as you can get. Pivoting to something self-absorbed. Villagery, for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Peach (#53)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Peacock (#29)
    i have new reasons with each postings you make, all very scummy to me
    What is scummy about their posting? Everyone is just straight bouncing out of RVS this stage, which is grand.
    You should have to give reasons though if you think it is scummy.
    Pushing back against the argument, wanting to engage with it but on their own terms, dipping the toes in the water and engaging. Villagery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. White (#90)
    On 1st page both peacock and le colonel hold their own in the battle

    Le colonel is more aggro but still v honourable

    Too early to say whether tvt mvm or tvm
    And here's the contrast. Classic IIoA (information instead of analysis), just narrating what happened. Feels the pressure to comment on the game and be seen taking a stance, but slaps a classic "too soon to tell" wolfy hedge, making the entire post look extremely performative. Wolfy.

    ##Vote Mrs. White


    Gira followed up on Newcomb spectacularly by working with the rest of town to back the last two wolves into a corner, forcing the first one to fake a claim that bought 1 phase but outed them as a result. Gira then correctly analyzed partner interactions to peg the final wolf and bring the gamestate to a point where they actively wanted to concede (and were quickhammered on Day 4 after Gira died).

    There were some other good village performances from this game and they worked together quite spectacularly, but I think those two stand out for their own individual nominations. Honorable mentions go to Captain Brown (Prince J) and Colonel Mustard (BlueKang), but they are the reasons why I'm nominating the whole team instead of just the two main standouts.


    Help Test 3 Town Team for Help Test 3
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by:
    It's hard to peg down who exactly was responsible for the win here because there were just so many accurate players this game and they pretty much just walked over the wolves. One wolf died D2, 2 wolves died D3, and the last conceded after that as they didn't really have a path to victory and were at the bottom of the PoE.

    And while this wasn't a clean sweep, it was pretty damn close and I believe this team deserves the award anyways because they displayed great cohesion in finding each other and great reads by finding the wolves and giving them barely any wiggle room.

    From D2 onwards, it just never really felt close which I think is also demonstrated by the wolves quickly losing motivation for the game when it became pretty clear they were getting $%#!ed.

    Overall a very good performance from a town that really came together and had so many accurate players that it's hard to peg down a MVP because they all played that well.



    Town team who did exceedingly well in a specific mash. Include the game with your nomination.

    Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash Town Team for Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash
    Nominated by: Boquise
    Seconded by: BlueKang
    Town gave us wolves no time to breathe. They completely outplayed us and stomped us into the ground by great teamwork, managing to find each other, a majority just towning it up and not letting tinfoil get to them. They managed to find all the correct puzzle pieces. We wolves had no chance to win tbh.


    Mafia or 3rd party team who did exceedingly well in a specific game. Include the game with your nomination.

    Geoguessr Mafia Mafia Team for Geoguessr Mafia
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: nutella
    i didn’t follow the game super closely but it seemed like a dominant performance with villagers getting lunched easily every day. ended up being a wolf sweep with all four wolves alive and winning easily in lylo.


    Grandpa's First Computer Mafia Team
    Nominated by: neopest
    Seconded by: Hally
    Overall a very clean game against a strong village team.


    Automated But Not Really Independence Day Extravaganza Mafia Team for Automated But Not Really Independence Day Extravaganza
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: Dale
    A 13 player game that ended circa 6 hours in to the second day was a masterpiece of:
    - thread control (see post counts)
    - wolf siding to ridiculous levels
    - breaking up town coherence, throwing discord up & staying safe

    Town did do a bit of lol!willage...but ultimately good wolves CREATE bad towns.

    And this our happy trio did to great levels


    WOLFES DONT BEED TO POCKET OTGER WOLFES for help me test this
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: JohnCarter
    Every single wolf managed to get in the towncore D1.

    Despite quite a few good subs repeatedly messing up their plans and town starting to wise up as the game went on, they managed to hold it together and bring home the win pretty comfortably.

    Their team cohesion was one of the best I’ve seen. Wolfchat was full of memes and was really more than just a wolfchat - it was a very positive and supportive environment where they had fun.

    Overall a pretty dominant performance from a very deserving team.


    The Welcome Back Sabi Invitational: Poor Approximations of Characters from Poor Approximations of Television Shows Mafia Team for The Welcome Back Sabi Invitational: Poor Approximations of Characters from Poor Approximations of Television Shows
    Nominated by: Kuti plz
    Seconded by: iaafr
    The wolf team was facing a stacked playerlist. Also had two champ winners.


    Mafia or 3rd party team who did exceedingly well in a specific mash. Include the game with your nomination.

    Betrayal at Mafia Universe Mash Wolf Team
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    Overall it was a pretty dominant performance with wolves winning comfortably (only 4/10 died).

    It never really felt like the village was in control and we had to fight very hard for every wolf kill, and even then we ended up killing like 5 other villagers first.

    There were a few deepwolves and even the players who weren't all that deep were still in comfortable positions and there were always villagers to shove underneath them.

    Solid wolf team performance that didn't really give village the chance to make things close.


    Harry Potter Mash Wolf Team
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    I'd taken a number of breaks from participating in mashes over the years due to timezone reasons, etc., but this mash wolf team was truly enjoyable, and I found everyone was willing to pitch in. You often see a few more individualiistic approaches in a team this size, but, everyone in this team seemed to be playing for a group win. Good comraderie and jokes, which helped later wolves keep their WIM up against a great town. Maybe I missed out on some other good wolf team noms though, so, nom others for this category!



    Hydra pair who did exceedingly well in a specific game. Include the game with your nomination.


    Kuti plz and Creature (Ran and Shaw)
    Nominated by: KnightsofCydonia
    Seconded by: BlueKang
    Ran and Shaw took charge, laid out strong pushes with excellent cases, and were a major factor in chopping the first two wolves in a 3 day sweep. They even had an IC PR under the belt and didn't need it because of how they lockTowned themselves through their scumhunting.


    Sunbae and Vulgard (Sun and Moon)
    Nominated by: KnightsofCydonia
    Seconded by: BlueKang
    As for Sun and Moon, I can imagine several people reading this are saying "but they lost". That's not why I'm nominating them. Their interactions with Tunnel Vision in the game were what I consider to be a masterclass in pocketing. They were able to establish a relationship with them early on, maintain that manipulation up to the point of their elimination, and fake several mindmelds with them, in a way that convinced other players that they were wolf partners in the wake of their flip. It was insidious and amazing and worthy of nomination.


    joqiza and DkKoba (Oromis and Glaedr)
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Arapocalypse
    So yeah, lots of strong names from that game. I gotta go with winning team, vanilla townie, whose reads were effective, found our deepest wolf, didn't fall for literally any of my shenanigans that fool most anyone I've ever come across, and was so widely townread that they were a forced murder at some point, and since we'd lost 2 of 3 wolfbros by then, Sigma didn't want to even risk leaving them alive for one whole day to make it less obvious they'd caught the deepest wolf. One of the most, if not the most accurate townies, was VT, was a forced murder, found the deep wolf, found the other wolves, radiated townie, in a game filled with very strong townies is actually the one I remember for being the most directly dangerous to us, and we lost to others come endgame mainly because leaving them alive to kill us on day three just loses even faster I guess.

    Also I understand Koba is retiring so how bou' da' for a sendoff.

    Since there aren't other nominations for hydras, I get the ball rolling with the one I most feared and respected and so apparently did my teammates because they chose to kill em and I didnt recommend it but they clearly felt they'd lose with them both alive so yeah.


    Manny and SilverKeith (Sigma Klim)
    Nominated by: Arapocalypse/Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Garden Gnome
    I think I gotta give it to Sigma Klim for being brave enough to voluntarily go deep solo or nearly solo as an actual plan from day one. And nearly being able to do it. Sigma also did a really, really good performance as wolf, one of the greatest solo runs since Nic Cage team almost salvaged Marblelympics single handedly.



    Player who excels at hosting games overall, including designing well-balanced, fun and creative setups, writing good flavor, being dependable and fair in dealing with issues, taking care of players, being thorough, etc.

    alexa and neopest
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: Gira
    They host games.
    They host games that fill fast.
    They host games that fill fast because they have rep.
    They have games that fill fast because they have rep because they host good and fun games.
    They have games that fill fast because they have rep because they host good and fun games, 3 of which have been nominated in their respective categories for best game.
    They have games that fill fast because they have rep because they host good and fun games, 3 of which have been nominated in their respective categories for best game, especially because of how well-executed they are.
    They have games that fill fast because they have rep because they host good and fun games, 3 of which have been nominated in their respective categories for best game, especially because of how well-executed they are - which is shown by their attention to detail, effort in hosting, and probably the best looking rolecards on MU.
    ...
    etc.

    You get it.

    (btw spiritfarer, which was 21p, filled in less than 24 hrs iirc which is NOT normal)


    Bunnelby and Trustworthy Liberal
    Nominated by: benneh
    Seconded by: YOLOSWAG
    The game was very well run and full of excellent flavor. I wasn't very interested in the theme initially but the mechanics they used with role cards and stats and how that manipulated several different outcomes such as a) Death b) ITA Rate (Both hit% and number of shots/day) c) in-game item usage was really well thought out and a pretty interesting take on the stat dynamic we've seen in other mashes. They turned me around on the theme pretty quickly and I was very happy to have played it.

    It was also full of varied events that gave way to lots of different skills but also was not limited to thread campers or those with limited availability during the day. I think several mashes that incorporate events could take a lesson from how the hosts implemented theirs. Events are one of the things that make mashes so unique and it was nice seeing something that awarded people for artistic skill, trivia knowledge, adventurors, puzzle solvers, etc and made it possible for so many to partake.



    Twice Shrunk
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    This year he's hosted:
    - Pandemic Mash
    - The uPick series
    - The Help Test series
    - Floor is lava

    All of these are highly experimental, high variance, and gloriously fun. But be warned: leave your concerns about balance at the door!

    The reason I really want to nominate Twice is that as a host, Twice brings to the community a consistent march forwards as we help test new ideas, and, allow players to play mechanic heavy games without the pressures of a mash! And- he does this whilst setting up (mostly) fun games!


    Arapocalypse and Garden Gnome
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by:
    Arapocalypse has been organizing and running events, hosting games, overseeing games, and is fun to chat with in wolf chat and dead wolf chat and my guess? DVC as well. She's also hosted not only important games of the year but also fun concepts. I found out by clicking her name and seeing threads she started. Because I remember the hydra game I was in, and she did a great job overseeing that game and being a fun presence in wolf chat, and I wanted to see what else she had done all year.

    It's A LOT.

    And Garden Gnome, I tried to do the same thing but mainly other people start the threads, so I found all her work by finding Arapocalypse's work all year, and lo and behold, half of those games Garden Gnome wrote flavor for.

    So for Season 9 Game 2 Writer's Block, which I isoed to see what the flavor was like, for Starfish versus Sharks, which I also isoed to see the flavor there, and The Night Before Terror, which I also isoed to see the flavor there, and it's consistent.

    Gifs, storytelling, humor, atmosphere. Effort put in, silliness or spookiness or both.

    Now, why would I even think to dig to find Garden Gnome's work all year, or Ara's?

    It's because they've consistently been a great host, and great flavor writer, and great duo for both, year after year after year, and I missed most of the year, and the category for best flavor writer was empty until I got nominated, the category for best host had like 2 nominations and neither included Ara or Garden gnome, and I know for a fact these folks host, and host good games, and host flavorful games, and MU wouldn't be the same without them.

    I wasn't even there for most of it, and I still knew these folks would be carrying most of the flavor for the year, and much of the hosting for the year. And, doing it together a lot.

    This is a dynamic duo that deserves another nod.

    I feel like flavor writer often gets overlooked, but Garden Gnome also hosted, and cohosted with Ara, and Ara did lots of hosting, and there was flavor in most of these games.

    I'm one of those people that doesn't want to see the "flavor" category vanish, whether I was there for most of it or not.

    So I'd like to nominate both for best Host, because they're the complete package:

    1) Multiple games
    2) Multiple great games
    3) Flavor almost every game
    4) Innovative setups
    5) Organizing and recruiting
    6) Running them smoothly

    Etc.

    And they do it so well and so often maybe they're being a little taken for granted.

    So, for hosting hydra game 5, organizing the hydra event, being entertaining as hell in scum chat, for a lifetime of achievement spanning multiple years, and being one of the most active and helpful staffers outside of all that (and a supreme wolf and townie in big bad games too) - Arapocalypse

    And for being such an enjoyable player, great flavor writer, and consistently great cohost for Ara and flavor provider - Garden Gnome

    Put them together and you have great games year after year and 2022 was no different and they're worthy competitors for Best Host, and Garden Gnome could certainly get a nod for Flavor Writer of the year as well.


    LordQuas
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    Dude just hosts lots of games and is always on point, clear and reliable. Do you want anything else from a host?


    NANOOKTHECONQUEROR
    Nominated by: nutella
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    According to his database profile he hosted something like 15 games in 2022, from the abovementioned Gravity Falls game to DC Upick to Young Justice to starting the Mafia League series. He's a dedicated and reliable host who always brings new and interesting mechanics to the table, oversees his games with care and attention, and clearly is just really passionate about hosting innovative mafia games.



    Host/helper/co-host who excels at writing funny, creative or otherwise awesome flavor stories/texts for games.


    Askthepizzaguy
    Nominated by: Logic
    Seconded by: Jaleb
    And if you need an example of why, I have provided.


    Garden Gnome
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Jaleb
    Others were nominated for individual games. I feel like if you played a Garden Gnome flavored game you really enjoyed, you could nominate her for one of those, if you wanted.

    But I wasn't in any. I just know she probably did great favor writer work, and I found a bunch just by looking at games Ara organized or hosted.

    So imo she belongs in the best flavor writer category. Not just best flavored game.

    Tip my hat, let the votes decide, GG.



    Game that displayed exceptionally funny, creative, or otherwise awesome flavor.

    Katze hates Illwei
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: ladd
    Despite being the middle of Summer, Illwei created an incredibly dark, hilarious, and festive themed murderous flavour centred around Illwei trying to hunt down the evil Santa who cuckolded her daddy, and, finding vengeance against her mummy, the betrayer. Added points for:
    - Failing to post flavour during one night, and posting it in the middle of the f3
    - it being a turbo
    - her choosing to not play the turbo because she thought she'd pass out, but then just staying up to write the flavour anyway.
    - Calling ladd her mommy

    Here is the tale:
    Quote Originally Posted by Illwei (#163)
    It was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring-not even a mouse.

    Well, no creature besides little Illwei. Who, at 5 years old had decided that she was a big girl and could do things on her own, which is why she decided to head downstairs on Christmas eve and bake cookies for santa claus. All by herself.

    What she wasn't expecting was to find mommy on the couch with santa claus....and not daddy. What was mommy doing?? Where was daddy?? suddenly the thought of leaving snacks for santa made little Illwei angry.

    "Illwei? what are you doing up?" Mommy finally noticed her, standing there. She didn't look ashamed of being caught here with santa????? What was she thinking??? "Go back to your room, Illwei."

    Suddenly Illwei noticed something. Food out? wine on the table? and there was a knock on the door before people started walking in. Only 7 or so people. Santa was lost in the crowd. Where did he go???? Illwei had to find him. Wait. Where did mommy go? amongst all these people all Illwei saw was legs.

    Wait-right there! A pair of shoes that looked awfully similar to those kinds of shoes santa wears! Well. Illwei thought. maybe not, but. It was worth a shot. She waited and followed those feet until he walked infront of the fireplace...almost....almost...THERE! She pushed him and watched as he fell over into the fireplace and started to burn.

    Except. She could see him now, and that wasn't Santa. That was Carlos, the next door neighbor.

    ....oops.
    Quote Originally Posted by Illwei (#259)
    Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...

    Well, more like Carlos roasting on an open fire.

    "Hello!?!? is there a doctor here!?!?" Someone called from above. Illwei couldn't see who.

    "Hi, I'm a Doctor. Oh no, this man needs aid and fast." A man walked up. "I'm Doctor. Doctor Zeus. Let's get Carlos to the hospital." Someone named Amrock volunteered his car since Doctor claimed to not use one, and together they left with Carlos, bringing him to- well. hopefully getting him to the emergency care.

    Now there were only 7 people left in the room, excluding herself. two of these people had to pay, most importantly santa. How could she not see him? there were only 7 of them, and it was a fairly big room. Similarly, how did Doctor know Carlos' name, yet have to introduce herself? And furthermore, why wasn't daddy at this party? and what's up with the stockings? why is one of them crooked? oh, Carlos must have hit it on his way falling down into the fire....

    ah well.

    Illwei walked over to straighten the stocking and once she turned around she was met with bright red pants. Santa? who else would wear that ugly color of red? This had to be it?! No thoughts went through her head as she reached over towards one of the metal pokers hung by the fireplace, and in one movement picked it up off the rack and swung it hard at that person's legs.

    Screaming, Falling, Chaos.

    And Santa was still out there..

    Illwei went to the corner to think, hiding behing the dresser until the commotion died down. Hey, she thought, at least the bloodstain won't show on the pants....
    Quote Originally Posted by Illwei (#377)
    Since now all the guests were leaving, Illwei decided to probably leave too. There was no point to stay.

    ...but wait. What was that? Something was wrong here. That one. He wasn't here before?

    she jumped and grabbed him by the throat, holding on despite the screams around her and the people trying to pull her off.

    Finally the person collapsed to the floor, passing out.

    she stepped closer. It wasn't santa.

    it was mommy.

    but, she thought, that was close enough. They both had to pay. pay for what? she couldn't quite remember now. but they had to pay. One down, one to go.
    Quote Originally Posted by Illwei (#401)
    Hark, the herald angels sing- no wait, that's not singing. That's screaming.

    That last act that ended in bleeding legs from one of the guests was more impactful than Illwei first thought, she supposed. Since now all the guests were leaving...but wait. What was that? Something was wrong here. That man. He wasn't here before?

    Illwei was wrong before, but she couldn't give up now. She tackled him. Or, tried to. she grabbed his hand and pulled on one of his fingers hard. There was a snap. that's gotta hurt. She pulled another. Another snap. she bit his leg until she tasted blood. This was it, this was santa. She heard her mother's voice screaming for her to stop, but she didn't. She broke more fingers and tasted more blood. She couldn't stop. she finally went back to her corner, leaving the bloody, broken mess of what used to be santa lying there, blood pooling on the floor, the other guests staring in awe. Or perhaps disgust. It didn't matter much to Illwei. She felt accomplished anyways.

    Santa was dead.


    The Great Nintendo SMASH (by Askthepizzaguy)
    Nominated by: Transcend
    Seconded by: Hally
    Pizza, who is single handedly the most creative person this website has ever met, made a 25-player role madness game with everyone's favorite Nintendo characters. His storytelling was so captivating and even had bits and pieces of night actions and people's unknown identity in the flavor, but not in a way that it was game-breaking. He did such an amazing job and I am BEGGING you guys to give this man an award for his tremendous flavor-writing skills. Normally I don't read flavor, but I read everything Pizza wrote frontwards and backwards and my God I'm just so marveled at his writing skills.



    Game that was designed and/or hosted exceedingly well in addition to being an enjoyable and fun experience for the players.

    Gimmicks Only (by Guillotina)
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Cobalt
    The concept was a breath of fresh air, and it would require a lot of close policing by the game host to make sure everyone stayed in their gimmick.

    The game was a stomp by town, and the game was a wacky nigh unreadable mess.

    No idea how any of us found wolves. But very smart people found one or two at a time and just crushed it.

    Memorable gimmicks: Vegeta (as Vegeta), Lilypetal (as cuteness incarnate), Prince J (Drag Queen judges), Beatrice (Investigator's inner monologue), Moth (Moth, only more Mothy), BATMAN (BATMAN), The Joker (The Joker), Michelle (Nothing but movie references and quotes), Jaleb (Magic Cards Only instead of text), Wade (Rhyming gimmick, which I can say as Gruntilda, is HARD) even Macdougall (little girl who wants her mommy).

    Haze's Gimmick was needing to construct posts out of someone's quote. I figured it out and then wrote a post containing every player name, and the words scummy and townie and natural language, so Haze could quote that one post and freely accuse whoever he liked. And then he NEVER DID.

    That's hilarious.

    Day One was Batman and the Joker memes and drag queens and rhyming schemes. Day 2 was moth running over the drag queen judges, and then Phraze self destructed for the win because too many people had been spewed town from the d1 and d2 yeets of scums.

    Beatrice found every wolf, by the way. I can't emphasize enough how amazing this player is even though I have seen them play in person once, and dove them once.

    Whoever you are Beatrice, you literally are a better villager than me.

    Keep playing. I am your biggest fanboi.


    Spiritfarer: A DVC-Involved Mafia Game (by alexa and neopest)
    Nominated by: Creature
    Seconded by: Garden Gnome
    It was a pretty enjoyable 21-player game with nice flavor and a cool playerlist. Although town pretty much got all lynches right, it felt like both sides still had plenty of chances to win. Also, the roles were pretty unique and the graveyard system allowed dead players to still impact the game in favor of their alignment, having plenty of roles that could interact with the living and the dead. It turned out to be a very fun game to play in.


    Gravity Falls (by NANOOKTHECONQUEROR)
    Nominated by: nutella
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    Cool setup with very clever *~light role madness~* based on character flavor, designed such that each role could be randed to either alignment. I didn't follow the game very closely but it looked to be quite a success with players getting very invested and a lot of interesting complexity stemming from the role design.


    Gif Game 1 and 2 (by benneh and Sunbae)
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: Boquise
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    Mash that was designed and/or hosted exceedingly well in addition to being an enjoyable and fun experience for the players.

    Harry Potter Mash
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: Limestone
    Spectacularly designed. Spectacularly played. Too many great performances to name from both sides, from how the $%#! is ladd still getting away with this to town abruptly turning around and cleaning up the wolfcore to JC almost soloing. Crazy close ending that looked like a fistfight all the way to the deadline and ended in a literal coinflip. Everyone involved in that game needs some sleep and cucumber slices, y'all earned it.


    Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash
    Nominated by: Gira
    Seconded by: Guillotina
    Great design, a lot of memorable moments, fun events, the way the roles fit the flavor was great, and added to this the mafia's anticlaim mechanic was flavor-based, which rewarded knowledge of the source material and trying to deduce flavor from roleclaims. Just an all-around well-run game.


    Warhammer Mash
    Nominated by: moth
    Seconded by: Shad
    This game was multiball featuring four factions and tons of game mechanics. The game itself was very fulfilling and riveting from start to finish.
    The hosts did an amazing job and make this fun for all types of players.
    Hosts: triplehaven and jackofhearts


    BETRAYAL AT MAFIA UNIVERSE
    Nominated by: benneh
    Seconded by: YOLOSWAG
    The game was very well run and full of excellent flavor. I wasn't very interested in the theme initially but the mechanics they used with role cards and stats and how that manipulated several different outcomes such as a) Death b) ITA Rate (Both hit% and number of shots/day) c) in-game item usage was really well thought out and a pretty interesting take on the stat dynamic we've seen in other mashes. They turned me around on the theme pretty quickly and I was very happy to have played it.

    It was also full of varied events that gave way to lots of different skills but also was not limited to thread campers or those with limited availability during the day. I think several mashes that incorporate events could take a lesson from how the hosts implemented theirs. Events are one of the things that make mashes so unique and it was nice seeing something that awarded people for artistic skill, trivia knowledge, adventurors, puzzle solvers, etc and made it possible for so many to partake.


    Midnight Mash
    Nominated by: Arapocalypse
    Seconded by: LanMisa
    A very hype game, not only with phases being the opposite of the usual, but alignments as well - opposite phases was a very nice change to have from the normal!!! The flavour was wonderful, and there was a lot of solid play from both sides!!! Mafia play in particular, with the usage of PRs/general mafia cohesion, but also town made some very strategic plays that would likely have seen the game go on for quite a while!! Fun events as well, just an overall rather hype time!!!


    Game that had a new/creative mechanic or setup that added to the game's enjoyment factor.

    JOAT 10er turbo
    Nominated by: benneh
    Seconded by: Hally
    Turbos are fun, carefree games most of the time, and the original deployment of Cop/Seer 9ers was great for a long time. As this went on, however, with great village play and general familiarity with the setup, the setup became more and more 'solved' and townsided. In the recent turbo championship, town had somewhere near a 75% winrate in Cop 9ers. While winrates were inflated due to meta familiarity, this was still an extremely high winrate for villages.

    In addition, many people just did not enjoy playing around a cop and having upwards of 3 cleared players by day 3 and felt it was too hard for wolves to win if they did not hit seers or their peeks early enough.

    The natural evolution of turbos saw the introduction of the Vig 10er a few years ago. Winrates have stabilized to be far more balanced than cop 9er games and people have grown to love it. However, growing concerns with the setup and meta arose.

    Because of the huge amount of town KP in the game, the ability to kill 60% of the entire playerlist with town-driven kills should the vigilante survive, the meta stagnated into requiring wolves either find the vigilante very early or just virtually always hard bus their partners. While admittedly the winrates were more balanced, not many people enjoyed this style of play or the excessive amount of kills it gave otherwise poorly-performing-villages. Others just grew tired of the setup in general.

    Enter the JOAT 10er.

    Monstrman proposed a setup that would take the best of Cop 9ers and Vig 10ers that would help to curb the balance of having a cop with unlimited peeks or a vigilante with unlimited kills.

    More than that, it provided the ability for far more interesting mechanical decision trees each night for both wolves AND villagers with the inclusion of additional utility without compromising some of the balance achieved from Vig 10ers. Initially, Monstr introduced this as a village JOAT with 1x Roleblock or Track, Cop, and Vig, but he shortly after adjusted for the JOAT to be a relatively unconventional 1x Cop/Vig/Doctor. This provided the village with plenty of utility required to assist in solving the game and enforcing a tougher but more fun decision for the JOAT and wolves to play for and against on each successive night.

    Post turbo championship, the JOAT 10er has quickly become the turbo player favorite among a crowd nearly equally split in their love for Cop 9ers and Vig 10ers, often with some players opting to not play either setup. The JOAT 10er, thus, has not only provided a fun, balanced, and interesting setup for turbo players to enjoy, it has actually helped facilitate MORE turbos as players were less likely to not play in a particular setup based on how recruitment was going.

    I think this should be a clear nomination and, IMHO, should be the clear frontrunner to secure the award at the end of the year.


    Media/Quote/Gif Games (by benneh and sunbae)
    Nominated by: Arapocalypse
    Seconded by: LanMisa
    I'll just quote the concept here:


    • Players will only be allowed to post in GIFs and direct quotes from the TV-show or Movie of their choice!
    • You may edit direct quotes from your chosen media for purposes of identifying information
    • ​Please don't abuse this by quoting non-significant dialogue.


    Very hype concept, lots of funny hype!!!!

    Games were here and here!!


    Funniest or very memorable moment/event/day/happening/interaction in a mafia game.

    RED LIGHT
    Nominated by: insomnia
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk
    (i'm making this nomination rn and i'm gonna repost it once the 2022 nom thread opens)

    nominating hello what is happening i feel better as funniest moment

    painting the picture : it is d2 of squid games mash. "red light green light" was an event that ran throughout the entire day. tl;dr of rules, wolves can control when red lights are posted, which kill whoever posted before the moderator's post of "RED LIGHT". first person to post after a "GREEN LIGHT" is awarded a public dayvigi to use.


    the first person to die to a red light is a wolf, roro__b, probably one of the few deepest wolves. then arapocalypse (a wolf) is shot by a public dayvigi won from the greenlight. not looking good for wolves.

    arapocalypse has laid out the entire plan of how redlights should be handled in wolf chat. after mac has seen the deaths, he took charge and wanted to pay back the village (ara wasn't alive at this point). and so he did, killing only villagers for a short period of time.



    but then champ, a wolf hanging in wolf chat, dies to a redlight. after that, a green light was awarded and wiggles was taken out, yet another wolf. mac couldn't go to sleep under these circumstances and so he decided to spend a few more minutes to take a shot at the village.





    thread context at the time of this image : a lot of cleared and good villagers are itt, any kill would be good for wolves at that point (a lot of wolves were PoE'd and awaiting death, town was very on track with kills). wolves received mac's orders and complied. this sounds like a good scenario for the wolves!



    maybe...i'll let you see with your own eyes what happened









    ace marvel, a middle of the pack wolf (not really suspected) posts this 1 second before the red light, saving a villager from dying

    lol @ the odds of this happening in the context of wolves dying to green lights almost as much as red lights and any kill on villagers would be good. if ace had posted that 2 seconds later, maybe even 1 second with some server timing luck, markoraj would've died to the redlight, a very decent target for the wolves to kill.

    even mac couldn't help it but laugh despite the horrible scenario


    Close game
    Nominated by: Shad
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    Pandemic mash ending in D2 ITA1 might be worthy of a most funny/ridiculous moment award XD


    copy pasted my list of towns
    Nominated by: Macdougall
    Seconded by: Hally
    I mean I literally posted the wolf kill list in a private chat with a town and then was like "oh yeah that's just my town". I'm still laughing.


    l o n g b i n g o
    Nominated by: TripleHaven
    Seconded by: Macdougall
    hosts running a bingo event and alexa attempting to fill out 75 different boxes of numbers in 5 minutes (it was supposed to be a 5x5 board)


    Look at me, I'm the alexa now
    Nominated by: TripleHaven
    Seconded by: Macdougall
    mac copy and pasting a list of wolves into thread


    This descripion has aged like lobster
    Nominated by: TripleHaven
    Seconded by: Macdougall
    17 wolves dying on d2, making the game the closest to a d2 mash win a town has ever gotten, and the threads reaction to that


    NARUTO SPECIAL: SIX PATH SAGE MODE RASEN SHURIKAN
    Nominated by: Hally
    Secnded by: Shad


    AM reviving too many times
    Nominated by: vanity.
    Seconded by: katze
    self-explanatory. she revived several times, and even hit some stupid crazy ita luck and killed several villagers. yes, i get villagers were upset at this. but as a counterargument, it was also incredibly funny.



    Oh, I cannot wait to eat this taco.
    Nominated by: benneh
    Seconded by: Hally


    I PUSHED ON ZEUS MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT D1 AND CALLED HIM AN OUTED WOLF, JACK DID NOT READ MY ISO
    Nominated by: Arete
    Seconded by: BlueKang
    Near EoD2, the wagons were not great for us. The top two wagons were set to be eliminated, and the three main candidates were Nanook (villager), vanity. (wolf), and SPF (wolf). We wanted at least one of SPF and vanity to survive in order to be able to use an extra kill.

    Enter SPF. SPF comes into a thread where she's tied with vanity. for top wagon and begins to defend herself:

    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#24923)
    society if i didnt get fearwagoned after burying multiple wolves and aggressively lead the game in the correct direction:



    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#24972)
    Quote Originally Posted by marmot (#24953)
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#24923)
    society if i didnt get fearwagoned after burying multiple wolves and aggressively lead the game in the correct direction:

    What wolves have you buried?

    I have no idea tbh
    nutella, bobert, doctorzeus
    The problem here is that this is objectively and blatantly false. SPF had not so much as mentioned DZ before he died.

    A few villagers fact-checked this and reported back to the thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackofhearts2005 (#25067)
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#23414)
    i called dz a wolf before it was cool
    Literally the first mention of DZ in SPF’s iso wtf is this?


    Quote Originally Posted by Jackofhearts2005 (#25152)
    Quote Originally Posted by Marsella (#25114)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackofhearts2005 (#25067)
    Literally the first mention of DZ in SPF’s iso wtf is this?
    Huh, I thought jack might have missed something but searching the words "DZ" "Zeus" and "Doctor" in her ISO turn up nothing before that post.

    If she buried him she managed to keep it a complete secret.
    SPF is trying to take credit for “burying” a wolf she never talked about until he was dead. Yeet this into the sun

    Quote Originally Posted by Abraxas (#25177)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackofhearts2005 (#25152)
    Quote Originally Posted by Marsella (#25114)
    Huh, I thought jack might have missed something but searching the words "DZ" "Zeus" and "Doctor" in her ISO turn up nothing before that post.

    If she buried him she managed to keep it a complete secret.
    SPF is trying to take credit for “burying” a wolf she never talked about until he was dead. Yeet this into the sun
    El signal boosto!!!!!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy McLeatherman (#25211)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackofhearts2005 (#25152)
    Quote Originally Posted by Marsella (#25114)
    Huh, I thought jack might have missed something but searching the words "DZ" "Zeus" and "Doctor" in her ISO turn up nothing before that post.

    If she buried him she managed to keep it a complete secret.
    SPF is trying to take credit for “burying” a wolf she never talked about until he was dead. Yeet this into the sun
    SPF responds, and back-and-forth ensues:

    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#25213)
    also jack i DID push on zeus multiple times on d1 lmao, try reading my iso again
    Quote Originally Posted by Marsella (#25227)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackofhearts2005 (#25152)
    Quote Originally Posted by Marsella (#25114)
    Huh, I thought jack might have missed something but searching the words "DZ" "Zeus" and "Doctor" in her ISO turn up nothing before that post.

    If she buried him she managed to keep it a complete secret.
    SPF is trying to take credit for “burying” a wolf she never talked about until he was dead. Yeet this into the sun
    SIGNAL BOOST SIGNAL BOOST SIGNAL BOOST

    Her last "kill this" list had no mention of Zeus anywhere and at no point in the intervening period did she call him wolfy, despite throwing shade at several other people.

    Then she comes in and tries to claim credit for his death.
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#25246)
    the ppl claiming i didnt push on zeus evidently did not read my ISO at all
    Quote Originally Posted by Abraxas (#25272)
    Quote Originally Posted by Marsella (#25227)
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackofhearts2005 (#25152)
    SPF is trying to take credit for “burying” a wolf she never talked about until he was dead. Yeet this into the sun
    SIGNAL BOOST SIGNAL BOOST SIGNAL BOOST

    Her last "kill this" list had no mention of Zeus anywhere and at no point in the intervening period did she call him wolfy, despite throwing shade at several other people.

    Then she comes in and tries to claim credit for his death.
    @Marsella has ~15 posts and still has a better grip on what spf is doing behind the scenes than most posters

    open your eyes sheeple


    it's not just ol abraxas, this is a legitimate threat, an ENEMY WITHIN
    Quote Originally Posted by Marsella (#25277)
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#25251)
    we pod racing now. This is for u SPF
    Aro.

    Read what we've said.

    SPF is literally lying about burying Zeus. She's trying to claim towncred for something she never pushed.

    That's not town behavior.
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#25328)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wundrus Walrus (#25315)
    Hm

    ##Vote staypositivefriend
    I PUSHED ON ZEUS MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT D1 AND CALLED HIM AN OUTED WOLF, JACK DID NOT READ MY ISO
    Quote Originally Posted by Santygrass (#25336)
    ##Vote staypositivefriend

    Did the iso + contro F thingy to see Zeus interactions. Didnt found em. Jack Goat once again??
    Quote Originally Posted by Ty4on (#25370)
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#25328)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wundrus Walrus (#25315)
    Hm

    ##Vote staypositivefriend
    I PUSHED ON ZEUS MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT D1 AND CALLED HIM AN OUTED WOLF, JACK DID NOT READ MY ISO
    I can't find any of this when I search for it, links?
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#25371)
    Quote Originally Posted by mhsmith0 (#25366)
    @staypositivefriend if you can find a quote i vote a diff wagon if you can't i probably vote you despite all i said before. if you're lying about this it overrides the rest
    just read my iso lol, if we're both alive tomorrow then ill quote every post
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy McLeatherman (#25374)
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#25328)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wundrus Walrus (#25315)
    Hm

    ##Vote staypositivefriend
    I PUSHED ON ZEUS MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT D1 AND CALLED HIM AN OUTED WOLF, JACK DID NOT READ MY ISO
    I DID AND THIS IS A LIE! OUTED!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jackofhearts2005 (#25394)
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#25328)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wundrus Walrus (#25315)
    Hm

    ##Vote staypositivefriend
    I PUSHED ON ZEUS MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT D1 AND CALLED HIM AN OUTED WOLF, JACK DID NOT READ MY ISO
    Then quote it!

    Multiple people have isoed you and not seen it and you’ve been asked a bunch of times.

    Literal gaslighting
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy McLeatherman (#25395)
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy McLeatherman (#25374)
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#25328)
    I PUSHED ON ZEUS MULTIPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT D1 AND CALLED HIM AN OUTED WOLF, JACK DID NOT READ MY ISO
    I DID AND THIS IS A LIE! OUTED!
    WELL I ACTUALLY DID SEARCH POSTS BY USER FOR ZEUS ON THE THREAD. BUT SAME $%#!!
    Despite like five villagers confirming that SPF was blatantly lying, this was somehow persuasive, and ultimately, SPF was not either of the top two wagons:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mafia Host (#25435)
    Mafia Universe Anniversary 2022 Day 2 Final Votecount

    Votes Target Voters (Posts in Phase)
    25 NANOOKTHECONQUEROR lucy (40), dLGN (127), julia (130), Lumi (32), annulus (52), an_gorta_pratai (13), Parity (17), vanity. (221), Ampersand (33), Cron (88), Marcher Jovian (18), I only post gifs (54), Disquieted (85), insomnia (153), Creature (494), Arete (169), marmot (38), Ty4on (132), Angrypotato (61), Panther (73), Hallia (20), Wundrus Walrus (14), Limestone (313), Cape90 (202), staypositivefriend (129)
    23 vanity. Grug (126), Ephemera (255), Celever (88), KnightsofCydonia (158), Psycho666Soldier (71), Michelle (139), Thingyman (29), beeboy (99), moonstermash (45), wiggles1993 (118), NateTheLesser (16), Kuti plz (253), ThePretender (46), Centuries (83), cinderella (115), CatgirlMaple (25), Generico (76), MarkoRaj (84), Clouds (35), EvanManManMan (69), Garden Gnome (37), YOLOSWAG. (89), theknightsofneeee (126)
    16 staypositivefriend DoubtingThomas (51), Hyena (46), Abraxas (101), Biohaz (38), Jackofhearts2005 (143), Inawordyes (35), Capri Sun (26), Dels (47), Litten (122), Marsella (54), Zippy McLeatherman (18), Illwei (51), tonystarkprime (154), Santygrass (50), Insaner (39), The Penguin (117)
    7 Matrims Dice Alice Liddell (201), Animal Midwife (24), Valentine (51), aphelios (170), Grant (71), arogame123 (133), Ace Marvel (111)
    3 tonystarkprime JohnCarter (115), mhsmith0 (109), Pony (164)
    2 Centuries Quick_Ben (26), Violet (10)
    1 Disquieted Tsunami (53)
    1 Thingyman hollowkatt (53)
    1 Capri Sun Ominoire (72)
    1 Illwei PACKWATCH RIP BOZO (71)
    1 Sleep Weedle (289)
    1 MarkoRaj moth (122)
    1 Vandyfan402 InstantHammer (29)
    1 God_Emperor Schiavetto (29)
    1 Happy sothys (17)
    1 Generico Guillotina (68)
    1 marmot Ezradekezra (23)
    1 Naoto Shirogane Vandyfan402 (27)
    1 Celever Naoto Shirogane (64)
    1 Jackofhearts2005 Shattiel (20)
    1 Multiverse Kaif (20)
    1 Michelle Hero (80)
    1 Litten Manatee (25)
    1 Manatee Piplup (33)
    1 Chaos Mash King (42)
    1 SwedishSkumbag Matrims Dice (18)
    1 Insaner SwedishSkumbag (38)
    1 Guillotina Happy (73)
    1 Kuti plz Holyflare (16)
    24 Not voting Worst (2), Owlmemories (0), Ekkologix (40), Spartan057 (18), Marshadow (64), Aipom (42), bladescape (44), joqiza (16), NANOOKTHECONQUEROR (17), TehBankertin (62), Egix96 (37), Vulgard (108), Mischief (89), Cobalt (61), The Battleground (28), Chaos (70), Dabi (46), DuckQueen (234), Multiverse (53), Arctic (58), God_Emperor (20), Riruka Dokugamine (11), Trochilidae (83), Apocryphal Thaumaturge (136)


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    NANOOKTHECONQUEROR was eliminated.

    Day 2 has ended.

    Day 2 ended at 8:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022.


    Sans flavor
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: Hally
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#3385)
    Welp.

    I have a video mafia session and I’ll be on late tonight!

    I actually do have some very helpful mechanical info!

    Firstly, whoever is the Sans flavor, please claim! This is actually very important.
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#3393)
    Quote Originally Posted by Cape90 (#3387)
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#3385)
    Welp.

    I have a video mafia session and I’ll be on late tonight!

    I actually do have some very helpful mechanical info!

    Firstly, whoever is the Sans flavor, please claim! This is actually very important.


    also if you mean Soos, yeah Arctic is very dead
    No, it is Sans. The flavor is Sans!

    So whoever is Sans flavor, please claim. We might have mech auto
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#3397)
    Yea, Guillo isn’t with volatile from day 1 interactions and if Achro was rb and kill went through, though he stated he is immune to the rb I believe, I wouldn’t kill him today. Seems soft clearing but will wait and see.

    I noted some interactions from Prince and volatile day 1. I’ll be back soon and discuss in detail.

    But as I said, I have some mech info and if we can’t get the sweep, we might be close to auto.

    So whoever is sans flavor, please claim! Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by julia (#3399)
    the way i forgot who i was and checked i am not sans
    Quote Originally Posted by Wisdom (#3429)
    Mooorning!

    Hoped to eat the nk after that one. 3 in a row will only feel good if we win this.

    All the info I got is that Prince J isn't "from out of this world" which might indicate that he isn't sans, if sans is a flavor.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boquise (#3468)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wisdom (#3429)
    Mooorning!

    Hoped to eat the nk after that one. 3 in a row will only feel good if we win this.

    All the info I got is that Prince J isn't "from out of this world" which might indicate that he isn't sans, if sans is a flavor.
    sans is... from Undertale, so probably not, yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#3573)
    Hello, I'd just like to say that I am going through some stuff but I don't really want to bring that in the game. I have notified my hood people as well about that. I haven't been on for the a while but did some reading up and did have some thoughts and the current gamestate as well.

    I did have some mech info that is pretty beneficial, but I did not see anyone claim the Sans flavor yet which is odd, because there is def someone who has the flavor "Sans" and I don't believe they died either yet in the game.
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#3610)
    Also, I forgot to mention but I am a dummy and messed up with "Sans flavor" lol. I misunderstood the message, so disregard that.


    Dota and lol being the same person
    Nominated by: Arapocalypse
    Seconded by: LanMisa
    While many people have gotten dota and lol confused for each other, that hadn't yet had game-altering consequences... until this moment!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by New Mash City Gazette (#9378)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafia Host (#9361)
    Midnight Mash Day 3 Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome (#9361)

    dota
    boom bye scum
    hahahaha
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    lol was
    Midnight Mash Role PM



    You are Chad Paura

    "A pretty face can get you far in life" your mother always said. As the most popular male escort in New Emyuvia, you have absolutely taken this to heart. You are have access to the upper most echelons of society, and the things you pick up there are of great interest to the Tremblay family, so it was only natural you set up a little deal for them to help you get customers and you to help them get insider information.

    You are the Mafia Escort. You are a member of the Mafia, the Uninformed Majority. You win when all threats to your faction have been eliminated.

    You have the following ability.

    i) Making The Rounds
    Each night you may visit 5 players, and learn who visits each of them. You may not target less than 5. You will not learn who visits who, simply a randomized list of total visitors.
    Amusement ensues:


    Quote Originally Posted by ThePretender (#9385)
    Quote Originally Posted by New Mash City Gazette (#9378)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafia Host (#9361)
    Midnight Mash Day 3 Event



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    lol was
    Midnight Mash Role PM



    You are Chad Paura

    "A pretty face can get you far in life" your mother always said. As the most popular male escort in New Emyuvia, you have absolutely taken this to heart. You are have access to the upper most echelons of society, and the things you pick up there are of great interest to the Tremblay family, so it was only natural you set up a little deal for them to help you get customers and you to help them get insider information.

    You are the Mafia Escort. You are a member of the Mafia, the Uninformed Majority. You win when all threats to your faction have been eliminated.

    You have the following ability.

    i) Making The Rounds
    Each night you may visit 5 players, and learn who visits each of them. You may not target less than 5. You will not learn who visits who, simply a randomized list of total visitors.
    ????

    that's lol

    not dota
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#9386)
    Quote Originally Posted by TotallyNotAlice (#9381)
    Quote Originally Posted by New Mash City Gazette (#9378)
    lol was
    Midnight Mash Role PM



    You are Chad Paura

    "A pretty face can get you far in life" your mother always said. As the most popular male escort in New Emyuvia, you have absolutely taken this to heart. You are have access to the upper most echelons of society, and the things you pick up there are of great interest to the Tremblay family, so it was only natural you set up a little deal for them to help you get customers and you to help them get insider information.

    You are the Mafia Escort. You are a member of the Mafia, the Uninformed Majority. You win when all threats to your faction have been eliminated.

    You have the following ability.

    i) Making The Rounds
    Each night you may visit 5 players, and learn who visits each of them. You may not target less than 5. You will not learn who visits who, simply a randomized list of total visitors.
    Dude.
    bruhhh omg
    Quote Originally Posted by john smith (#9387)
    Quote Originally Posted by New Mash City Gazette (#9378)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafia Host (#9361)
    Midnight Mash Day 3 Event



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    lol was
    Midnight Mash Role PM



    You are Chad Paura

    "A pretty face can get you far in life" your mother always said. As the most popular male escort in New Emyuvia, you have absolutely taken this to heart. You are have access to the upper most echelons of society, and the things you pick up there are of great interest to the Tremblay family, so it was only natural you set up a little deal for them to help you get customers and you to help them get insider information.

    You are the Mafia Escort. You are a member of the Mafia, the Uninformed Majority. You win when all threats to your faction have been eliminated.

    You have the following ability.

    i) Making The Rounds
    Each night you may visit 5 players, and learn who visits each of them. You may not target less than 5. You will not learn who visits who, simply a randomized list of total visitors.
    Uh you flipped the wrong one
    Quote Originally Posted by Cape90 (#9388)
    Quote Originally Posted by New Mash City Gazette (#9378)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafia Host (#9361)
    Midnight Mash Day 3 Event



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    lol was
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    You are Chad Paura

    "A pretty face can get you far in life" your mother always said. As the most popular male escort in New Emyuvia, you have absolutely taken this to heart. You are have access to the upper most echelons of society, and the things you pick up there are of great interest to the Tremblay family, so it was only natural you set up a little deal for them to help you get customers and you to help them get insider information.

    You are the Mafia Escort. You are a member of the Mafia, the Uninformed Majority. You win when all threats to your faction have been eliminated.

    You have the following ability.

    i) Making The Rounds
    Each night you may visit 5 players, and learn who visits each of them. You may not target less than 5. You will not learn who visits who, simply a randomized list of total visitors.
    lol?
    Quote Originally Posted by arogame123 (#9393)
    They really thought Dota and Lol as the same person XD
    Quote Originally Posted by billymills (#9395)
    i $%#!ing knew they were the same person
    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Gnome (#9398)
    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Quote Originally Posted by Santygrass (#9400)
    Quote Originally Posted by billymills (#9395)
    i $%#!ing knew they were the same person
    Thats why Dota was LOLcatting so much
    Quote Originally Posted by ThePretender (#9403)
    this is honestly hilarious
    Quote Originally Posted by New Mash City Gazette (#9406)
    Quote Originally Posted by New Mash City Gazette (#9378)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafia Host (#9361)
    Midnight Mash Day 3 Event



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    lol was
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    You are Chad Paura

    "A pretty face can get you far in life" your mother always said. As the most popular male escort in New Emyuvia, you have absolutely taken this to heart. You are have access to the upper most echelons of society, and the things you pick up there are of great interest to the Tremblay family, so it was only natural you set up a little deal for them to help you get customers and you to help them get insider information.

    You are the Mafia Escort. You are a member of the Mafia, the Uninformed Majority. You win when all threats to your faction have been eliminated.

    You have the following ability.

    i) Making The Rounds
    Each night you may visit 5 players, and learn who visits each of them. You may not target less than 5. You will not learn who visits who, simply a randomized list of total visitors.
    this is obviously the wrong person

    dota was
    Midnight Mash Role PM



    You are Martin Griffiths

    You've been on the force awhile, long enough to realize that in this town, playing the straight and narrow isn't how you get ahead. Information, reduced sentences, anything the Tremblay family wants you provide, for only a small fee for them but a lifechanging amount for you. You would say that your coworkers always wonder how you can afford those new clothes and exotic cars on a policeman's salary, but most of them are in on it too. You'd talk more but you have to go pick up your brown paper sacks of money from that pizzeria, they have a new kid named Fatmo working there so you can't be late.

    You are the Mafia Crooked Cop. You are a member of the Mafia, the Uninformed Majority. You win when all threats to your faction have been eliminated.

    You have the following abilities.

    i) Bribes
    Every time someone targets you with a positive night action you will gain a copy of it to use. Some actions may not be copyable.

    ii) Impounded Evidence
    Once per game as a night action you may make all actions targeting you fail, and gain a copy of them. This does not override strongman actions, should they be in the game. Some actions may not be copyable.

    iii) Internal Corruption Investigation
    Should you claim or hint at these abilities at any time, you will become vanilliazed.


    my bad, compensation will be awarded to Town


    Best recurring gag, copypasta, flowchart, or similarly memetic goof to come out of this year.

    Creature the Prophet
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: vanity.


    He posted it when Village was up 34-3 and oracled everything that happened afterwards to a tee, including post-game fighting + ban


    Come for pie.
    Nominated by: Cobalt
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    https://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums...=1#post5757731

    Nomination for funniest / most memorable moment as quoted by Creature postgame

    DoubtingThomas posts a Voldemort meme inviting Harry Potter for pie, Ciderhead (HP) responds with a pie gif and is immediately modkilled


    Claim PR at EoD, they said.
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: katze
    Quote Originally Posted by Arete (#5323)


    (pretend the other 2 people in the last panel are also falling)


    SIR YOLOSWAG, THE SWAGLORD
    Nominated by: Boquise
    Seconded by: JohnCarter
    https://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums...38#post6158438

    This was Yoloswag's final post, and what a finale. He shows those wolves that even if they kill him, they can't outswag him. Even if village loses, Yoloswag keeps swagging. This is also a super creative meme; a format I have not seen posted before, so very unique. Good job Yolo!


    G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: c4e5g3d5
    G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g G r u g


    wiggles randing wolf
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk
    like it's literally outrageously funny how many times it's happened, @wiggles1993 may have a better idea but it's.... EVERY SINGLE MASH, i've never seen anything like it


    PERFECT FAKECLAIMS LIKE INVESTIGATIVE
    Nominated by: Arapocalypse
    Seconded by: LanMisa
    In anni 2023, in the OP it was announced that mafia had many fake claims - regardless of how almost none of them were used!! To set the scene in lategame, Naoto Shirogane had claimed investigative, hadn't been in the thread for nearly two hours, and it was almost EoD!!! 7 seconds before EoD, they pop in with a vote, changing the day's result to kill a villager:


    Quote Originally Posted by Naoto Shirogane (#45425)
    I couldn't sleep and decided after some deliberation that I want to live, after all.

    ##Vote Multiverse
    Quote Originally Posted by Mafia Host (#45427)
    Mafia Universe Anniversary 2022 Day 6 Final Votecount

    Votes Target Voters (Posts in Phase)
    4 Multiverse Animal Midwife (29), Piplup (94), Garden Gnome (28), Naoto Shirogane (114)
    3 Naoto Shirogane Marsella (39), lucy (35), Zippy McLeatherman (11)
    1 DuckQueen Generico (98)
    1 Generico DuckQueen (146)
    5 Not voting beeboy (21), Angrypotato (120), Marshadow (101), Multiverse (132), Insaner (145)


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    Multiverse was eliminated.

    Day 6 has ended.

    Day 6 ended at 8:00 PM EDT on Saturday, July 16th, 2022.
    (Now with extra colour!)


    While many (the graveyard) might consider such a vote to be outing, the remaining living town did have 45,000+ posts to consider and ended up passing it over!!! Anyways, we come to day 7 where at the end of the day the mafia only needed to kill one more town!! Admittedly there was a larger wagon on a villager, but Naoto came in again with 7 seconds left until EoD (pretty much just for the memes at this point):

    Quote Originally Posted by Naoto Shirogane (#45991)
    ##Vote Piplup

    Sorry, fell asleep on the sofa, just woke up.

    Piplup, I am extremely sorry if wrong...
    Graveyard went absolutely wild at that point:



    I mean the wolves basically received PERFECT FAKECLAIMS LIKE INVESTIGATIVE WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO SKIP PAST 4 DAYPHASES


    Funniest or most impressive fake claim in a mafia game.

    ladd for benneh is a wolf
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: katze
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#280)
    i am the JOAT
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#286)
    gamer thinking its me/cassandra is impossible cmn guis

    i thought cassandra was giving me cover so i didnt counterclai to try to go for the sick doc
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#290)
    n2 cassandra v obv
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#297)
    oh wait you alrady so cassandra is conirmed wolf then fmpov?

    hosts must have given me the wrong peek
    between these posts, it is absolutely stunning that he got chopped. one of the most convincing JOAT claims of all time, and for that, he deserves recognition.


    LanMisa (as Naoto Shirogane) for Mafia Universe Anniversary 2022
    Nominated by: katze
    Seconded by: Ephemeral


    Apoc for The Great Nintendo SMASH
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    Nominate Apoc for best fake claim for owning me and Lucy and avoiding the anti claim like an absolute pro. also seems doubly smart because he also assured in a game of fake cops, he verified he wasn't

    context;
    N1 a fake town cop flipped
    Apoc claimed a neighbour cop on me-lucy (actually had a red check on me.)
    we confirmed neighbour.
    apoc then knew red check likely true, caught Lucy as well, and, avoided the red check

    smart smart smart



    Caught scum posting gifs while waiting to being lynched.

    fluffy rabbit for help test 3
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#1532)
    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#1538)
    Quote Originally Posted by TripleHaven (#1533)
    $%#! ai generated art
    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#1542)
    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonfairy (#1539)
    this has forever scarred me and I demand compensation
    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#2229)
    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#2230)
    Quote Originally Posted by evakyoo (#2228)
    rabbit im voting you. you are scum. how do you feel?
    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#2233)
    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#2237)
    man this fake kandinsky is really bad im not gonna post it

    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#2239)
    Quote Originally Posted by lilypetal (#2236)
    ##Unvote fluffy rabbit

    Unvoting rabbit for when he inevitably towns it up before eod and doesn't just get shrug yeeted and flip town

    Right?
    Quote Originally Posted by fluffy rabbit (#2243)
    Help Test 3

    Keeping in mind the main two alternatives that day were Generic and Annulus, one of which was a wolf, and I had already started insisting Generic vote both suspects, and vice-versa, odds were good if I could ever town read Generic, Annulus and Fluffy Rabbit would have been forced to vote each other, and that doesn't help either of them even if one does flip wolf.

    Wolves win when they yeet townies and kill townies at night. Instead I made sort of a three way thunderdome between Generic and two wolves, and rather than give me any leverage to sort who among the three might be town, Fluffy Rabbit went full antispew mode.

    It made it so TripleHaven, Nanook, and Annulus didn't get any lower in my POE than they already were. It is possible they survive my assault since I had a few names that were town before the next wolf accused, after I let annulus go.

    So, while it can be argued lolcatting is a mistake here, it didn't help me find his mates any faster at all. In fact I let one go.

    It took the rest of town fixing my POE for the rest to get got.


    And the images were beautiful.

    SIP


    DoctorZeus in Draft Mafia
    Nominated by: Michelle
    Seconded by:
    He missed to finish the countdown because of the post limit but that was by itself funny for the living players.

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZeus (#2387)
    I could say more about it but I just invite everyone to read his Iso in that game ^^


    YOLOSWAG in Cats vs Dogs
    Nominated by: matt
    Seconded by: JohnCarter
    1. your mom
    2. tu madre
    3. katze

    later nerds

    ##Vote YOLOSWAG
    for this award




    Player who consistently makes witty, entertaining, and/or hilarious posts in games.

    Manatee
    Nominated by: Arete
    Seconded by: roro__b
    I acknowledge that this is not what the category is """"intended for"""" but Manatee's manatees were a joy to see, and certainly qualify as entertaining. Every time I saw a new manatee it made me a little happier.

    Here is a collection of manatees:

    Oh fml I'm never gonna get this under the image cap just go find Arete's post

    --c4


    YOLOSWAG
    Nominated by: lol
    Seconded by: Hally
    read champs lol
    good memes


    Bunnelbys Juicebox
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: benneh
    SIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnelbys Juicebox (#914)
    SIP



    Type SIP to bolster your energy and potentially increase your Strength by one point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boquise (#920)
    SIP
    Quote Originally Posted by Creature (#927)
    sip
    Quote Originally Posted by insomnia (#929)
    SIP
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnelbys Juicebox (#1460)
    SIP



    Sip...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Final Girl (#1463)
    SIP
    Quote Originally Posted by nutella (#1466)
    SIP


    everyone remember to hydrate
    Quote Originally Posted by Santygrass (#1479)
    SIP
    ...etc.

    Instant meme, which actually got funnier once people SIPped despite realizing it didn't actually do anything.


    marmot
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: Hally


    Abraxas
    Nominated by: Shad
    Seconded by: Hyena
    Just lock it in tbh


    Macdougall
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: lucy
    Dude is one of the best werewolf players out there (as both alignments). I use the term $%#!poster loosely, but he has some hilarious humour at times that always cracks me up, and he always delivers with style lol


    The member of the site most willing to go out of their way to help the community.

    Lissa
    Nominated by: Visorslash
    Seconded by: c4e5g3d5
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#272)
    Nom Lissa for community MVP

    Meant to do this like last year lol

    But all the work into running champs, moderating etc

    Seems a no brainer
    Visor last year:

    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#230)
    nom lissa for community mvp

    champs
    anni
    moderation


    i dont really have to say more


    Arapocalypse
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy/JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Cobalt
    I also want to nominate Arapocalypse, for being constantly online to help people even with stuff not associated with moderating the discord. She has so much WIM in games as town or wolf, so much WIM to be a staffer for years, so much WIM to help run games and organize things, but she goes above and beyond and is constantly there for me.

    Maybe this is a me-centric experience, but if it is, then that should bear out when the voting happens.

    Otherwise, I'd like to thank Arapocalypse for being everywhere and helping everyone and always having maximum WIM to help the community.

    Warmest regards.

    ---

    Really stepped up (even more than already, somehow???) this year from what i've seen. Did a lot of heavy lifting with champs, much of it behind the scenes and thankless. Same applies for the the hydra season - organised all the polls and such from what I saw. Ran the awards night last year. Contributes to community discussion. Friendly and fair. Good person.


    InstantHammer
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: JohnCarter
    for his role in keeping the current turbo crew running at full pelt.

    He is a critical part of:
    - The good cheer & friendliness of the turbo community
    - Recruitment, always on the hunt for players for game, and, getting people to join the games longer term
    - Setting up games & adding fun flavour (whether he's playing or not!!!)
    - Helping others learn how to set up games

    He's a champ!

    Best Town Performance - Single Player (Small Game):
    Best Town Performance - Single Player (Mash):
    Best Scum/3p Performance - Single Player (Small Game):
    Best Scum/3p Performance - Single Player (Mash):
    Best Use of a Power Role:
    Best Mechanical/Strategical Player:
    Best Replacement Performance:
    Best Replacement Player:
    Best Turbo Player:
    Best Rookie Player:
    Best Newcomer:
    Most Improved Player:
    Most Dedicated Player:
    Most Enjoyable Player:
    Best Team Player:
    Best Town Player:
    Best Scum Player:
    Best All-Around Player:
    Best Town Performance - Group (Small Game):
    Best Town Performance - Group (Mash):
    Best Scum/3p Performance - Group (Small Game):
    Best Scum/3p Performance - Group (Mash):
    Best Hydra:
    Best Host:
    Best Flavor Writer:
    Best Flavor (Single Game):
    Best Small Game:
    Best Mash:
    Best Mechanic:
    Funniest/Most Memorable Moment:
    Best Meme:
    Best Fake Claim:
    Best Lolcats:
    Best $%#!poster:
    Community MVP:
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    BTW I comm'ed Instant Hammer and it got seconded for Community MVP @2022 Awards


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    If you vote for wiggles there'll be free pizza at recess and girls will want to kiss you beneath the bleachers.
    ? ?_? ??

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    The only thing we should be discussing here


    Is how much Ara paid Hally to close the previous thread before she could be defeated in an Apo showdown.

    Mod censorship!!
    Last edited by Apoc; January 30th, 2023 at 09:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#4)
    The only thing we should be discussing here


    Is how much Ara paid Hally to close the previous thread before she could be defeated in an Apo showdown.

    Mod censorship!!
    Didn't even notice until just now that a fight was going on about who the best Apo was smh

    Ara shouldn't even be in the running by reason of her name not starting with Apo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggles1993 (#3)
    If you vote for wiggles there'll be free pizza at recess and girls will want to kiss you beneath the bleachers.
    wtf the pizza had pineapples
    Quote Originally Posted by Twice Shrunk (#2684)
    as noted by dvc getting modkilled was optimal play at some point and I am just ahead of my times

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZeus (#2)
    BTW I comm'ed Instant Hammer and it got seconded for Community MVP @2022 Awards
    added

    let me know if anything else looks wrong/is missing, you can just @ me instead of the awards account
    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    also remember to vote hally for best hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Twice Shrunk (#2684)
    as noted by dvc getting modkilled was optimal play at some point and I am just ahead of my times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice Shrunk (#8)
    also remember to vote hally for best hally
    that will be a tough choice as there are about 100 Hallys and Hally wanna-bees.
    signed,
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    GIF Game 1 and 2 are missing from best small game hosted

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    Quote Originally Posted by benneh (#10)
    GIF Game 1 and 2 are missing from best small game hosted
    oops, do you remember who nominated them/have a link to the noms so i can add them?
    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    they're in there for best setup (nominated by ara), if they were nominated for small game i missed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#11)
    Quote Originally Posted by benneh (#10)
    GIF Game 1 and 2 are missing from best small game hosted
    oops, do you remember who nominated them/have a link to the noms so i can add them?
    HALLY WHAT THE FU-

    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#141)
    lmao, second

    also gonna nominate gif game 1 and 2 together for best small game

    i’m just nominating them as a single game since they were the same concept with the same hosts
    Quote Originally Posted by Boquise (#145)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#141)
    lmao, second

    also gonna nominate gif game 1 and 2 together for best small game

    i’m just nominating them as a single game since they were the same concept with the same hosts
    I am seconding this tbh
    Last edited by benneh; January 30th, 2023 at 04:28 PM. Reason: funnier response

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    Quote Originally Posted by benneh (#13)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#11)
    Quote Originally Posted by benneh (#10)
    GIF Game 1 and 2 are missing from best small game hosted
    oops, do you remember who nominated them/have a link to the noms so i can add them?
    HALLY WHAT THE FU-

    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#141)
    lmao, second

    also gonna nominate gif game 1 and 2 together for best small game

    i’m just nominating them as a single game since they were the same concept with the same hosts
    Quote Originally Posted by Boquise (#145)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#141)
    lmao, second

    also gonna nominate gif game 1 and 2 together for best small game

    i’m just nominating them as a single game since they were the same concept with the same hosts
    I am seconding this tbh
    lol who tf is hally (ty)
    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    in light of recent events

    anyone voting Hally for best Hally is clearly a fool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#15)
    in light of recent events

    anyone voting Hally for best Hally is clearly a fool
    brb changing my vote

    on a serious note uhhhhh

    i actually voted hally for best hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Twice Shrunk (#2684)
    as noted by dvc getting modkilled was optimal play at some point and I am just ahead of my times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#15)
    in light of recent events

    anyone voting Hally for best Hally is clearly a fool
    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    Heads up @illario has requested to be removed from best town, so if anyone submitted their ballot with him already, feel free to resubmit!!
    Message a ghost at Arapocalypse#0834!

    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Be Boq
    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Wait for the principal in the cafeteria
    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Be offered coffee by the peeps there
    [9:08 AM] boq, bbt's boss: "Nice"
    [9:08 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Grab a random mug. Enjoy your coffee. Notice that it says "principal's mug" on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapocalypse (#18)
    Heads up @illario has requested to be removed from best town, so if anyone submitted their ballot with him already, feel free to resubmit!!
    heartbreak


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2022 Awards (#1)
    If a category only has 1 nomination, that nomination wins by default.
    surely the category should just be thrown in the trash in this case?

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    reminder that Boq (aka Weedle) shot and vig'd 5 wolves in a single game of werewolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#21)
    reminder that Boq (aka Weedle) shot and vig'd 5 wolves in a single game of werewolf
    That should definitely have been a town win. Boq GOAT.

    But then... well, see my signature.
    Quote Originally Posted by ANNI 2022 Spec Chat
    I mean the wolves basically received PERFECT FAKECLAIMS LIKE INVESTIGATIVE WHICH ALLOWS THEM TO SKIP PAST 4 DAYPHASES

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanMisa (#22)
    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#21)
    reminder that Boq (aka Weedle) shot and vig'd 5 wolves in a single game of werewolf
    That should definitely have been a town win. Boq GOAT.

    But then... well, see my signature.
    I blame Apoc tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#21)
    reminder that Boq (aka Weedle) shot and vig'd 5 wolves in a single game of werewolf
    Standard Boq game these days 😎🙌

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    @Hally Are you making it possible to vote more than once in categories with 10+ nominations again?

    There are too many good ones in funniest/most memorable moment!!!!
    Message a ghost at Arapocalypse#0834!

    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Be Boq
    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Wait for the principal in the cafeteria
    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Be offered coffee by the peeps there
    [9:08 AM] boq, bbt's boss: "Nice"
    [9:08 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Grab a random mug. Enjoy your coffee. Notice that it says "principal's mug" on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapocalypse (#25)
    @Hally Are you making it possible to vote more than once in categories with 10+ nominations again?

    There are too many good ones in funniest/most memorable moment!!!!
    probably not? has that been done before?
    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#20)
    Quote Originally Posted by 2022 Awards (#1)
    If a category only has 1 nomination, that nomination wins by default.
    surely the category should just be thrown in the trash in this case?
    No one stood against george washington and he invented america


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZeus (#27)
    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#20)
    Quote Originally Posted by 2022 Awards (#1)
    If a category only has 1 nomination, that nomination wins by default.
    surely the category should just be thrown in the trash in this case?
    No one stood against george washington and he invented america
    you're right DZ

    I will take my poke maf town award


    well deserved i say

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    5th row here i come!

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    All my alts are allowed to vote, right? Including the dozens of NPC accounts I made for Star Fox Mash?

    I forgot the password to basically all of those.

    That's okay, I still have my army of unused alts. Mwahahaha

    Also, GG I was Katze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2022 Awards (#1)
    Newcomers to MU are only eligible for this award if they are not eligible for the Best Rookie category.
    i just noticed that lucy is in both of these, should that not be the case
    avatar art credit to chardonnay/bland

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutella (#31)
    Quote Originally Posted by 2022 Awards (#1)
    Newcomers to MU are only eligible for this award if they are not eligible for the Best Rookie category.
    i just noticed that lucy is in both of these, should that not be the case
    oh oops, i moved her to rookie because she said she had no forum experience before this year but ig i forgot to delete her from newcomer
    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    It was last updated yesterday so it's a false alarm/they conflated it with most improved player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#26)
    Quote Originally Posted by Arapocalypse (#25)
    @Hally Are you making it possible to vote more than once in categories with 10+ nominations again?

    There are too many good ones in funniest/most memorable moment!!!!
    probably not? has that been done before?
    For at least a couple years, yeah!!!

    Not sure when that stopped, thought that was always there!!
    Message a ghost at Arapocalypse#0834!

    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Be Boq
    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Wait for the principal in the cafeteria
    [9:07 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Be offered coffee by the peeps there
    [9:08 AM] boq, bbt's boss: "Nice"
    [9:08 AM] boq, bbt's boss: Grab a random mug. Enjoy your coffee. Notice that it says "principal's mug" on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arapocalypse (#35)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#26)
    Quote Originally Posted by Arapocalypse (#25)
    @Hally Are you making it possible to vote more than once in categories with 10+ nominations again?

    There are too many good ones in funniest/most memorable moment!!!!
    probably not? has that been done before?
    For at least a couple years, yeah!!!

    Not sure when that stopped, thought that was always there!!
    alright, i’ll allow people to vote twice for categories with 10 or more nominations

    note that you can’t vote for the same nomination with both votes, has to be two different votes

    if you already voted and want to vote again for any cats with 10+ noms you can send those votes
    Last edited by Hally; February 2nd, 2023 at 03:00 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#33)
    wait, she’s not in newcomer anymore
    no it was most improved @Hally
    avatar art credit to chardonnay/bland

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutella (#37)
    Quote Originally Posted by Hally (#33)
    wait, she’s not in newcomer anymore
    no it was most improved @Hally
    oh, ok

    i removed her from most improved

    if you already voted lucy for most improved you can vote for someone else
    Quote Originally Posted by litten
    hally you have a Wowee addicfion
    Quote Originally Posted by quas
    Name the wowee dog hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#15)
    hi im hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal (#26)
    im a big nerd something something gravity falls
    Quote Originally Posted by staypositivefriend (#19)
    tfw i cant mindmeld with hally this game
    Quote Originally Posted by ran
    How To Tell If Your Hally Is An Alien Shapeshifter:
    - Apply moderate but steady pressure d1 and observe their reaction.
    - If your Hally is genuine, you will notice a distinct morphing of their facial features into an "anime" or "chibi" style resembling the kaomoji (〃>_<;〃), their arms will turn into fingerless drumsticks and begin rapidly vibrating up and down, and they will emit various phrases such as "no bulli!" and "give me space!" and "but why!"
    - On the other hand, if your Hally remains in a photorealistic human form and responds calmly with phrases like "That's unfortunate, but I hope we can work together!" and changes the subject, you have an alien shapeshifter on your hands and should quickly excuse yourself and break the glass on the nearest eod flamethrower.
    Quote Originally Posted by lute (#50)
    182. Bellossom



    Bellossom, Bubbles, and @Hally. doing a little flower dance. travel agent who doesn't work on commission. knows she's pretty but loves being reminded. tries to maintain a vegetable garden but isn't very good at it.

    A-Tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by Syn (#142)
    Quote Originally Posted by ladd (#4605)
    Gay=hally
    Quote Originally Posted by jump
    dear professor

    i need an extension on this assignment if thats ok thank you so much or i can send you what i have already idk

    kind regards
    hally
    Quote Originally Posted by Visorslash (#902)
    when i see hally in the playerlist of a non post cap game

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbae (#442)
    I'm going to apologize for this one in advance but I hope you'll all humor me for a little while. This is a champs level game after all and I can't help but try and post in a way to properly honor the occasion. Who knows when I'll be back in this situation again.

    I don't think it's a secret for most of you that my track record in reading Hally has been rather … well … awful thus far in our games. I did have one specific game where I recognized Hally was a villager and confidently (and happily!) let the world know. They flipped wolf. After our Syndicate game together and then Anni (both of which saw me find Hally's eod wolfy and press there) I wanted to make a concentrated effort to finally read that slot correctly.

    I spent some time today combing through recent-ish games this year of Hally's. The wolf game on the Org website, the Vig game over on the Syndicate one, and all sorts of mashes/smaller games through MU as well. Rocks fall, Anni, Homestuck, CoV, etc. You get the picture. All in all there were 16 different games I pulled isos from. I then went and ran through the isos extracting all the day one posts from the first half of the day, labeled them as W or V, and ran them through a bit of a homemade database that would do a few different things for me. One of the things was to make a word cloud which would count the number of times each word was used in these isos and make the word larger the more frequently it was used. For example:





    Anyways, I separated the wolf isos from the villa isos and then removed things like articles (a, the, in, an, etc) as well as player names as those aren't really super relevant to our investigation and cross referenced them to see if anything word usage stood out as alignment indicative in the top 10 most common words. While there were small word choices favored it didn't seem super significant. What WAS significant were two other things:

    One: While specific word choices weren't very telling I did notice a definitely trend of elegance in the wolf isos. The words may change but the idea remained the same. In wolf ISOs Hally had a habit of using larger, more elegant words whereas in the villa ISOs Hally just talked more casually. I'll call these Posts Exceedingly Elegant as we continue.

    Two: Villager isos were much more full of observational posts rather than inquisitive ones. The wolf iso was full of open ended questions requesting elaboration. Not just directly to a specific player but also towards the thread at large asking if it saw what Hally was seeing. Meanwhile the villager iso was full of more pointed statement. It was telling the thread what Hally was seeing and making sure everyone understood. The village iso had a higher frequency – by a significant margin – of Posts Of Observation.


    Again, I really want to get this right so I didn't stop there. Science isn't science until you write it down after all. I went ahead and charted the percentage of posts as a villager and as a wolf for both posts containing an elegant word and posts making observations. It's a bit crude but here's the quick jot down I made to visualize it:





    So I wanted to see how this one was shaping up. Remember, these were all taken from the first half of day one isos which we've made it past here. I went ahead and ran through Hally's iso from this game, plotted the elegance and observational percentages on the chart, and ran the following equation to try and determine the exact percentage chance Hally has at being a wolf:

    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here) = the mathematical chance of Hally being a villager here (do 1-this for wolf obv).

    Which looks something like this:


    (Posts Exceedingly Elegant as a wolf)(Posts Exceedingly Elegant here) + (Posts of Observation as a villager)(Posts of Observation here)

    Or written differently

    PEEPEE POOPOO

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    reminder to vote for katze hates illwei for best flavor (single game) :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Illwei (#4728)
    I need a drink and a turbo

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    as noted by dvc getting modkilled was optimal play at some point and I am just ahead of my times

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2022 Awards (#1)
    Mafia Universe Awards 2022

    2015 Awards
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    2019 Awards
    2020 Awards
    2021 Reveal


    RULES/GUIDELINES

    • Everyone who has played at least one game on Mafia Universe is eligible to vote.
    • You may vote however you like.
    • The deadline for voting is February 12th.
    • To vote, PM this account with the subject "[username] Awards Vote"
    • If a category only has 1 nomination, that nomination wins by default.
    • You can change your votes after submitting and we will use your last vote submitted, but if you make too many changes things can get lost and mistakes can be made. Please try to just make one final submission and make as few changes as possible.
    • If you notice any errors or missing nominations, please PM us ASAP so we can get things sorted out. Things appear up-to-date.
    • The winner of All Around Best Player is unable to win All Around Best Scum or Town. If you are first in both categories, it'll be noted and the player in second for the second category will win instead.

    Player who did exceedingly well in a specific game as town. Include the game with your nomination.

    Amrock for Best Flavor 13er
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: YOLOSWAG
    in a game full of great villagers his reads really stood out above everyone else’s. he caught and cased the two deepest wolves D1 and correctly identified them as w/w. he also correctly cleared a bunch of villagers. unfortunately, town wasn’t ready for the truth and tragically mislunched him D2 after he spent the day correctly tunneling a wolf. even though he was no longer alive, villagers looked back on his reads later and his legacy was a huge part in town getting the win in F3. awesome performance.


    neopest for Restless Communications Mafia 3.0
    Nominated by: Hally
    Seconded by: joqiza
    i didn’t follow this game super closely so someone who did can feel free to fill in the gaps but from what i saw she absolutely crushed it. she fought off pressure well and avoided getting mislunched, cleared a ton of villagers correctly, outed a literally perfect solve at one point and made a case absolutely burying one of the wolves. it seemed like she was instrumental to turning the game around for town.


    dota for a upick 2
    Nominated by: DoctorZeus
    Seconded by: InstantHammer
    In a game with many great performances, Dota the GOATa really stood out.

    Despite being perma-POE'd he was a decisive hand in turning round a game that started terribly for town.

    On day 1, both major wagons were town...and not one wolf voted either. Despite this terrible start Dota played a great game wherein his cases on wolves, defences of POE town, and, mechanical catch of the final wolf gave town the win

    Case in point:

    1) His case on Mr.Turtle, the first wolf to die:

    Quote Originally Posted by dota (#1399)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Turtle (#1390)
    Quote Originally Posted by dota (#1388)
    this guy is scum btw
    can someone tell why
    No, tell us.
    reason for read

    towny point
    towny point
    towny point

    sus point

    for reasoning, select one of the following: lamist, omgus, sheep, mindmeld, lhf vote, bandwagon, gut

    conclusion with random reasoning attached and some read that wont affext the game in any way at all

    ##Vote Mr. Turtle

    dont worry though, you wont be lynched. still 24 hours left in the day, someone else is getting the noose
    This case ended up wagoning Turtle, and, helped us knock Turtle out d2.

    2) He was one of the key driving forces behind the next wolf death, Hollowkatt (alongside other town too), and, at this point began his pressure on KOC, wolf 3, as shown here:

    Quote Originally Posted by dota (#3479)
    bro im like 90% confident 2/3 of the scumteam is hollowkatt and knights and the other 1/3rd is me of course)))
    3) Once wolves were down to the final two, he went absolutely bonkers on the rest of us to kill w3!KOC, who had been town cleared by lots of the rest of the town.

    His insistence and diligence, even saying this like the below, ultimately led to us successfully killing the previously safe wolf KOC:

    Quote Originally Posted by dota (#4041)
    damn zeus too bad youre gonna die today because no one will be convinced youre town

    please trust me and vote knights im 99% confidrnt he is scum
    if he is town i will record a video of myself putting a sock in my mouth and chewing on it
    4) As shown in the quote above our boy Dota also worked hard to town case me, Cape, and a few others as town despite unrelenting pressure on us from the rest of a now highly motivated town

    5) Finally, the coup de grace, was Dota's clever use of mech to find the final wolf where he watched Remember get NK'd by @lilypetal. Lily had been considered mech clear by the whole town- and- likely would have end game and won victorious if Dota's watch hadn't been as clever!




    In a game that could have turned sour and angry after our bad start, Dota was part of a group of exceptionally chirpy and funny players who kept the overall game feel positive too. This helped create a sense of town unity that prevented AtE and anger ruining the game.

    Side note: I bet Dota eats another ban before he can even win the nom though lmao


    staypositivefriend for Spiritfarer: A DVC-Involved Mafia Game
    Nominated by: Macdougall
    Seconded by: BlueKang
    SPF managed to endgame as town despite me and most of the town suspecting her from n1 onwards, as town, while solving the game and finding the last wolf.


    Arete for Season 9, Game Spec: A Spec Chat Warrior Semi-Invitational
    Nominated by: Wisdom
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk
    So, Final 3 in Day 7 starts. Left are SilverKeith, a relatively town read town, Twice Shrunk, the wolf who has been seen as town cleared pretty much all game, and Arete, who wolfsided in some key moments and was pretty much set up to be the final misyeet. SK had voted Arete the day prior and was rather tunneled.

    Spec chat expected it to be an early vote from SK, but Arete came into F3 with guns blazing and full of wim, despite two higly active weeks of playing! Again and again they argued as for why they were town and why Twice was a wolf, pleading SilverKeith to listen. After a day with the post count of Twice (174), SilverKeith (149) and Arete (177) Arete finally managed to break down Twice's wim, convinced SK (who really deserves a nomination as well for their re-evaluation skills) and got the last vote to land on Twice and town won.

    This is gonna be a legendary f3, and everything because Arete did the best late game performance I have ever seen, despite being pushed through the majority of the game and tunneled by their town mate.


    Newcomb (as Prof. Plum) for Clue Alias Mafia
    Nominated by: Cobalt
    Seconded by: Vulgard
    Newcomb, 4 hours into the game with his 6th post, posted spot-on accurate reads of no less than five players including 4 villagers and a wolf who became the first wolf casualty. It was quite honestly insane, he correctly called another wolf as partnered before the end of the day and he was the no-brainer night 1 kill as a result.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof. Plum (#175)
    I will say, as much as the Mustard/Peacock page 1 thing was funny, it did a great job of jumpstarting the game.

    As you read through the thread you see people coming in and reacting to it, and I think that's actually very instructive. Especially in a compare/contrast way.

    For example:

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Brown (#34)
    The tension between Mustard and Peacock is honestly what I'm here for. Screw RVS, let's get this $%#! started!
    Carefree, surface level engaged in the byplay, brazenly making no attempt to read it. Villagery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Madame Rose (#41)
    I see you've started without me. ''m just going to sit here pouting.

    My crystal has spoken, and it says no one with the name green can ever be green.

    ##Vote Reverend Green

    I'm late for my séance.
    Slightly out of balance / put out that they didn't get to be involved, content to do their own thing. Reasonable, not super strong one way or another, but more villagery than not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monsieur Brunette (#45)
    The fight between Peacock and Mustard is passionate and probably m/t.
    ##Vote Mrs. Peacock
    Is the vote for me random Miss Scarlett, or do you have another reason?
    Superficial read, clearly stated, for a reason that's about as surface level as you can get. Pivoting to something self-absorbed. Villagery, for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Peach (#53)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Peacock (#29)
    i have new reasons with each postings you make, all very scummy to me
    What is scummy about their posting? Everyone is just straight bouncing out of RVS this stage, which is grand.
    You should have to give reasons though if you think it is scummy.
    Pushing back against the argument, wanting to engage with it but on their own terms, dipping the toes in the water and engaging. Villagery.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. White (#90)
    On 1st page both peacock and le colonel hold their own in the battle

    Le colonel is more aggro but still v honourable

    Too early to say whether tvt mvm or tvm
    And here's the contrast. Classic IIoA (information instead of analysis), just narrating what happened. Feels the pressure to comment on the game and be seen taking a stance, but slaps a classic "too soon to tell" wolfy hedge, making the entire post look extremely performative. Wolfy.

    ##Vote Mrs. White


    Gira (as Mrs. Peacock) for Clue Alias Mafia
    Nominated by: Cobalt
    Seconded by: Vulgard
    Gira followed up on Newcomb spectacularly by working with the rest of town to back the last two wolves into a corner, forcing the first one to fake a claim that bought 1 phase but outed them as a result. Gira then correctly analyzed partner interactions to peg the final wolf and bring the gamestate to a point where they actively wanted to concede (and were quickhammered on Day 4 after Gira died).


    Limestone for The Floor Is Lava
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: Askthepizzaguy
    Got wolves almost the entire game. also thankfully they did the work for me so you can see for yourselves.
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#5153)
    Fully color coded lists XD

    Day 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#933)
    Limestone
    OUTM
    baudib1
    Kralizec
    Mediocre Question


    CrimsonFox
    Cyndaquil
    Rem
    tepig19283


    ondine
    Schweppes

    SheepButBad
    shallowgod
    sOHiJK
    Hawt Sauce
    Hallia
    Santygrass
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#975)
    Quote Originally Posted by ondine (#964)
    Got any ideas who?
    my reccomended isos:

    shallowgod
    sOHiJK
    Hawt Sauce
    Hallia
    Santygrass

    Day 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#2465)
    Cyndaquil
    Hallia
    ondine
    Santygrass
    sOHiJK


    Unordered group of people I'm willing to vote into atm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#3051)
    Never Mafia
    Limestone
    OUTM


    Strong Townreads Atm
    baudib1
    Rem
    shallowgod
    Schweppes
    SheepButBad
    CrimsonFox


    Medium Townread
    Hawt Sauce

    Fine with dying, no blame/credit for me
    Kralizec
    Cyndaquil
    sOHiJK

    Hallia* (ok I'd get credit for this one but not advocating it rn cause she's a bad kill to make)

    If you kill in here blame/credit me
    ondine
    Santygrass
    tepig19283
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#3408)
    Never Mafia
    Limestone
    CrimsonFox

    Schweppes
    SheepButBad

    Strong Townreads Atm
    Rem
    OUTM

    baudib1

    Medium Townread
    Hawt Sauce

    Fine with dying, no blame/credit for me
    Kralizec
    shallowgod
    Cyndaquil
    sOHiJK

    Hallia* (ok I'd get credit for this one but not advocating it rn cause she's a bad kill to make)
    ondine*

    If you kill in here blame/credit me
    Santygrass
    tepig19283

    Day 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#3788)
    Limestone
    OUTM

    Hawt Sauce
    SheepButBad

    Hallia (?)
    ondine (?)

    Schweppes
    CrimsonFox
    sOHiJK

    baudib1
    Cyndaquil


    shallowgod
    Santygrass
    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#4012)
    limestone, ondine, outm, and hawt I feel great about being town right now.

    sheep I've been putting in my top town so kinda just hoping that's right too heh

    Would be quite shocked if crim was mafia and baudib is climbing again despite my last list...

    hallia has her claim and schwepp is towny by being out of wolf play

    cynda, soh, shallow, santy having less than 3 mafia would surprise me. doubt it's 4 though.

    Night 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#4935)
    shallow I had less scummy than cyndaquil and santy after the soh flip which will be seen in my redacted readslist

    NOT-MAFIA
    Limestone
    Crimsonfox (mech)
    Hawt Sauce (Sohijk, obv town through process)
    Baudib1 (Sohijk, spewed both ways and sohijk HATES being bussed)
    Ondine (Sohijk, took over game to make sure a mafia flipped who clears a nonmafia?)

    SheepsaysMeep (Hallia Claim, towny af)

    OUTM (ultra towny, potential powerwolf but... doubtful, people will push him for his crim/soh/mq reads and I dont buy it... yet)
    Schweppes (super towny, vote NOT clearing)
    Hallia (voted sohijk/claim)

    Shallowgod (wolfy)
    Santygrass (wolfy, outing switch?)
    Cyndaquil (wolfy, wolfsided, tmi in reads)
    MAFIA

    Overall

    Quote Originally Posted by Limestone (#4881)
    People who I've had in my top group of town this game:
    Limestone
    OUTM
    Kralizec
    Mediocre Question

    baudib1
    Crimsonfox
    Schweppes
    Sheepbutbad
    Hawt Sauce
    Ondine


    People I've never locked town:
    Rem
    Tepig19283
    Hallia
    shallowgod
    Sohijk
    Cyndaquil
    Santygrass


    And rem I had barely not lock town before she died on my lists


    wiggles1993 for Role Madness Automation: Not So Big Or Bad
    Nominated by: Twice Shrunk
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    There were 4 wolves this game. wiggles pushed all of them.

    wiggles led the wagons on 3 of these wolves. wiggles started the wagon on the other wolf.

    wiggles got all the wolves, with only one incorrect wolfread the entire game.

    wiggles did this despite some incredibly questionable (secretly genius?) nks that left the claimed parity cop alive, not giving into tinfoil and also protecting the cop from players who did tinfoil them and pushed them almost the entire game (lolme).

    wiggles did this despite being pushed for tinfoil because they didn't die either despite repeatedly pushing wolves.

    I still don't know why the wolves didn't kill wiggles but by not doing so they allowed wiggles to absolutely carry this game.

    wiggles goated


    Player who did exceedingly well in a specific game as town. Include the game with your nomination.

    alexa for Squid Game Mash
    Nominated by: Amrock
    Seconded by: Hally
    literally the most dominant town performance in a mash I've ever seen


    Aquilla (as Professor Plum) for Squid Game Mash
    Nominated by: roro__b
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk
    I'm not sure if I can do his performance justice in this nomination but it NEEDS to happen. He posted his butt off (1,1k posts on D2). He endgamed in a game that the wolves HAD in the bag. Like, it wasn't even exciting, the game was supposed to be over. Come the bridge event in F4. Aquilla pulls out super powers. Pushes one (deep) wolf off the bridge, suddenly we have F3. Aquilla again GOATs it up, pushes out the last wolf off a bridge, and bags the win for town. In a $%#!ing 2 town 2 wolf situation. That shouldn't be possible. Dude deserves cred.


    neopest for Bastard Mash 5: WELCOME TO THE STORPIVERSE
    Nominated by: alexa
    Seconded by: bearsquared
    She played her role extremely well, lying about it in ways that made wolves think she was unkillable/think she was not a priority target when she was a strong arm vig. She shot a deep wolf and attempted to shoot another and led a lot of Shots onto wolves/town leadered amazingly in late game. She was onto vanity and Nutella when I had them as villagers early and generally played amazingly


    Boquise (as Weedle) for Mafia Universe Anniversary 2022
    Nominated by: Apoc
    Seconded by: Ephemeral
    no offence to the "best use of a PR" award...but it's a second rate award and an insult to a man who killed 5 wolves with 5 vig shots


    Player who did exceedingly well in a specific game as scum or 3rd party. Include the game with your nomination.

    UpsideDownChuck for Covenant of Darkness
    Nominated by: c4e5g3d5
    Seconded by: katze
    Chuck reverse swept.

    Chuck reverse swept with minimal bus credit to help him through.

    Chuck reverse swept while always being in the PoE due to aforementioned lack of bus credit, but while also never being in serious danger, because he was always just able to put someone below himself.

    Chuck reverse swept by not only MLing Pizza, and not only MLing a nearly fullsolved Pizza, but MLing nearly-fullsolved-Pizza the cop.

    Chuck reverse swept by constantly posting absurdly convincing cases on villagers that made me, a spoiled spectator, wish I would see those things as town. He never lost any steam or cut any corners, save for a bit on the final day, which is a big statement considering what the average Chuck post looks like.

    Chuck is a $%#!ing god.


    Vulgard for Dessert Mafia
    Nominated by: Guillotina
    Seconded by: Hally
    I was in the opposing team and this guy subbed into a slot that was slanking and was destined to be PoEd. Vulgard changed that with an incredible about of WIM and stellar townie tone. Even when he was mechanically outed by the Tracker who managed to fight it off and drive enough suspicion to get the town tracker chopped, getting the win for Mafia. Outstanding play.


    Visorslash (as Flynn White) for Breaking Bad Anonymous (The Thing)
    Nominated by: Kuti plz
    Seconded by: DoctorZeus
    One of his teammates was caught and was frozen and his other team mate was MIA. He carried himself to victory against a stacked playerlist. The odds were against him but he did it.

    Best mafia performance that others should look at.


    Saint for Season 9, Game 8: Mafia! A musical revue [Mafia Championship]
    Nominated by: Guillotina
    Seconded by: Ezradekezra
    They almost perfectly faked a town tone and fooled town into thinking they were never PoE material. They constantly set up townies for miseliminations, they pocketed most of spec chat too lol.

    Saint was the real deal and the deepest wolf and the fact that they were not voted to advance is a complete injustice in my opinion. So this nomination is justice and someone should second me, so their performance is remembered at least in the awards ceremony next year


    Datisi for Season 9, Game 5: Summer Fun, Champs at the Beach! [Mafia Championship]
    Nominated by: Guillotina
    Seconded by: joqiza
    Something magical happened with Datisi, we all widely townread him, he played a perfect game. He only bussed once and that is because he was pretty forced to, im not going to get into those details but after day 1, his play was completely anti-town but he made it look like pro-town, no one of us expected him to flip wolf and rightfully got to advance with a big gap of votes from the second place. Datisi is scary as mafia!


    Princess Neon for The Welcome Back Sabi Invitational: Poor Approximations of Characters from Poor Approximations of Television Shows
    Nominated by: Kuti plz
    Seconded by: iaafr
    Neon was mostly threadspewed town for most of the game and hard carried her team.


    Schweppes for The Great Nintendo SMASH
    Nominated by: Askthepizzaguy
    Seconded by: Michelle
    In a town full of outstanding solvers, he played against his own meta and snowed everyone who thought they knew how to read him.

    As the backup poisoner who can also carry the factional kill, and in charge of finding claims and sending me anticlaims every night, Schweppes personally killed half the town. He just kept killing them so hard, and town was never anywhere close to finding him.

    He also made a big play at the end when he hard defended outed wolf Wiggles in final 6 locked votes LYLO as soon as the Day opened.

    For whatever reason the entire town listened to him, and Wiggles never died, and the wolves won outright mainly due to everyone first thinking Schweppes was peeked town, but then they realized he wasn't, and they still thought he was so townie he was lock clear.

    He was the wolf team MVP, in a standout team, where Zeus and Hegel are strong wolves but still got got by Apoc, but Wiggles and Matt and sub-in AvatarVecna played so well as outed wolves that town was dancing like under their trance, and they wolves got to basically choose which wolves died in what order, giving them a critical extra kill shot on night 4.

    The team played well together, and they won as a team, but they would have gotten nowhere against this town without Schweppes the lockest lickity lock clear wolf with 2 kill power per night.

    That single handedly almost turned the game back to the wolf side after town crushed them 4 days in a row without a thought.

    Shout outs to Matt who baited townies into claiming while waiting for town to kill wolves in the long 48 hour days.

    Town discussed themselves into mechanics and suspected each other and openly claimed until wolves had enough anticlaims to do a mass anticlaim shot against 4 townies.

    Most other anticlaims failed, because townies were pretty smart about avoiding the claims. One anticlaim failed because it was hilariously a night zero peek Doctor instead of a night zero peek Alignment Cop they sent me on Aldo.

    Ummm whoops, if they just said Cop it would have worked. Night zero peek alone should have worked, but they said Doctor and I ruled against them.

    They came back with a vengeance by deliberately baiting claims to be anticlaimed.

    Matt 250 posted days as an outed mafioso and town ate out of his hands to some extent.

    Wolf team was great. Standout performances by many.

    Schweppes towers above them all. I don't think a single townie that game or his wolf pals would even disagree.

    Well done.


    BlueKang for The Welcome Back Sabi Invitational: Poor Approximations of Characters from Poor Approximations of Television Shows
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: Wisdom
    his was a pretty good lineup of town players. MacDougall was able to catch onto BK pretty quickly, however due to his own play (namely fooling a number of people that determined that he was both polarised and an easy read as mafia), was able to avoid the lunch. Eventually got lunched - but set up the mafia team to win quite nicely.


    matt for The Great Nintendo SMASH
    Nominated by: JohnCarter
    Seconded by: lucy/Wisdom
    A brief squiz of the game indicates that both Matt and Schweppes put on a great scum performance. Matt in particular was posting many, many posts (which whilst often incorrectly people thinks that more posts always = better player), served a purpose. He helped town after town die, but specifically - the overwhelming number of posts seemed to be of great help to the wolfteam's anti-claim power. Reading the writeup after the game also makes it clear that he was a team player in this game too - in that he was ready to take a bullet so that another mafia with KP could take down another townie. Looking at the votes, wiggles (the mafia KP) was going to go down until matt took the bullet. Ultimately, it paid off as the wolves ended up winning after the next day.


    Wisdom for Closed Light 13er
    Nominated by: matt
    Seconded by: BlueKang
    Her buddies got eliminated rather early and she was always in poe. Not only did she never give up, but she took some crazy risks to get to that point. The players she left alive was a bg claim, an ic, and then lucy and pizza who were masoning the entire thread. The latter capped himself within the first hour of each day and had game winning posts the entire time. The whole town voted out the bg in f5, the ic (me) died and the masons got paranoid and voted each other giving wisdom a huge upset which I respect the hell out of.



    Player who did exceedingly well in a specific game as scum or 3rd party. Include the game with your nomination.

    JohnCarter (as Lunch) for Harry Potter Mash
    Nominated by: Apoc
    Seconded by: Twice Shrunk
    Nominate JC for best scum performance (mash) for Harry Potter

    The sheer WIM and determination was incredible. Got the 70 player game all the way to final 4 and was very unlucky to lose a mylo 2-2 coinflip but if wolves had won the rand i think he'd already have been nommed here.

    Why should a modbot rand change whether or not the performance deserves appluase? It shouldn't.

    GG JC!!


    katze (as squarebeared) for Bastard Mash 5: WELCOME TO THE STORPIVERSE
    Nominated by: Shad
    Seconded by: Hally
    This was a win for the ages.

    Bastard mash is bastard, and that can give rise to unconventional scenarios. You know, like being an unflippable Godfather. Sometimes these things just happen.

    But there comes a point in every wolf's life, usually preceded by the words Hit, No One Died, when the gig is up and you are free to post adorable cat gifs into the sunset. Oh, sometimes you give it one last go. but somewhere deep inside, those fuzzy loveballs are staring up at you begging to be unleashed. Maybe that's why you claim something like a Choose Your Own Role Bulletproof Innocent Child. Of course no one will buy you opted for that over an investigative or killing power, but hey, meme it up and have a good cackle when your lynch fails. Hell, even tell the vig to shoot the player you know is going to flip instead of you. Winky face.

    There seldom comes a point in a wolf's life when two Hit, No One Died, one this player is unlynchable, and a failed vig shot are all on the table. But funny things happen when villagers don't get what they want. They become disgruntled, malleable, open to letting some other charming personality call the shots. A mechanically confirmed liar and the target of their last dozen kill attempts not withstanding, who better to lead them than you?

    This is not the full story of how katze convinced 13 players that there was not a single wolf among them and lead a truly wild three day goose chase to an imaginary mechanical solve that involved shooting his invulnerable effigy over and over again while yeeting the benign NPC Lord Quas Husk, who did nothing wrong. Nor does it capture how brazenly he shielded his partner, the only unpeeked player in the game, with the entire village's consent. Words cannot give justice to such madness. But this is a katze nomination for best wolf performance in a mash.


    Brian Eighties for Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash
    Nominated by: Transcend
    Seconded by: Object
    Despite having a rough hand due to several of his partners getting steamrolled by incredible village night action usage, Brian played the role of lost wolf really well.

    He did not know any of his teammates, but was able to go through the game without pushing a single wolf. His ita lists were all pure, his voting record was on all town, his ITA shots were all on town, he wolfsided incredibly hard.

    He also survived for quite a long time with this play. He fake claimed a protective role to buy more time to use his day vig to shoot powerful town roles. Brian went under the radar incredibly long until being caught at the end of d4 when people finally acknowledged his voting history and when he got cc'd as protective.

    Brian's meme game was on point too which led to members of the village that died rooting for him because he was that hilarious.

    His personality and impeccable lost wolf play combined earn him this nomination.


    Phighter for Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash
    Nominated by: Apoc
    Seconded by: alexa
    During Day 2 of this game I watched as Phighter made shots list after shots list of players I believed were town.
    Worse, they were players that both NKs, Abraham & Amrock, also believed were town.

    At this point I decided that Phighter was probably a wolf, and that given the number of townreads he had, the thread was being controlled by wolves. So when Phighter died, I immediately went about rooting out his evil cronies!

    Except I never found them, because they never existed!!




    Over the course of days, I slowly came to the realization, that Phighter had in fact, power wolfed all over this game thread by bamboozling almost an entire village to do his bidding!

    I had a shortlist of about 6 players who i believed might be powerwolfing alongside Phighter...and every single one of them were villagers, many of them died for their Phighter townreads. With every villager flip or claim I was more and more impressed by what he had managed to do on D2 of this game.

    Power wolfed...alone!

    That's not how that's supposed to work! You're supposed to have a whole team doing it!! He just did it anyway.





    I think one could easily credit at least 4 or 5 villager deaths to some combination of Phighter's D2 thread control, shots lists, misassociations, and general bamboozling of so many villagers. Some of these dying long after he was already in DVC.

    He played one of the most pro-wolf games ever attempted...and did it all while being almost universally townread.

    Just look at these villagers' reactions to his Flip on D3. Absolute astonishment.


    Quote Originally Posted by Icibalus (#12028)
    well phi was w im just gonna go eat $%#! now
    Quote Originally Posted by min (#12031)
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Oak (#12024)
    Two Shots Ring Out!


    Phighter is dead! He was:

    Pokémaf Generation 1 Mash: Role PM


    You are Lorelei, a member of the Indigo League.

    Known for her logical, calculated, and cool battling style, Lorelei has a surprising secret!

    You are a Mafia Flavor Roleblocker and you have the following abilities:

    i.) Hard As Ice:

    1. 1. Each night, target a player. That player will be roleblocked.

    ii.) Welcome to the Elite Four:

    1. 1. At the start of the game you will be given a list of all of the flavor names in the game (but not the players who they belong to).
      2. If you correctly match a player to their flavor name, they will be roleblocked.
      3. This ability will exist after your death as a factional roleblock.
      4. You may only target one player at night with this ability.

    You win when the Indigo League have reached parity with the Trainer Squad.
    wow.
    Quote Originally Posted by Happy (#12033)
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Oak (#12024)