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[Game Over!] Back to the Basics I: Diffusion of Power

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Back to the Basics I: Diffusion of Power

A pleasant day to all of you! I am Mafioso Divergent, your Game Moderator. In most of the history of Reborn Mafia, we have been hosting several role madness games or games that are more or less centered on heavy role interaction during the night. 

To go for a change this time, I will be hosting a series of games that aren't as complicated as previous games; the Back to the Basics series will feature varied setups which have simplified mechanics and roles and focus more on day phase discussion. I hope that you will be considering entering! Although it may be simple, rest assured, it will be fun as long as you're interested in discussing.

Experienced and amateur players are welcome in this game! This will be a fun learning experience for both parties.



Mafia is a social deduction game which requires analyzing, cooperation, and looking through lies. There are two main factions in a mafia game: the Uninformed Majority [Town], who have to find others of their kind while hunting for the mafia, and the Informed Minority [Mafia], who have a private chat and plan there on how they should trick the town and whom they should kill. There may also be Third Party or Independent roles, which have different agendas and win conditions.

At the beginning of the game, players receive a PM or a DM (in some cases) with their role and alignment.

There are two major phases in a Mafia game:

(1) The Day Phase – Typically lasting 48 hours, players use this opportunity to discuss about several things, which may include the outcome of the previous phases, behavior of players, and flow of the game; the ultimate goal in the day phase is for the Town players to find the Mafia slowly while Mafia players have to blend in carefully. Before the day ends, players must vote for a player whom they want to be eliminated on grounds of suspicion and the player receiving the most votes will be eliminated.

(2) The Night Phase – Typically lasting 24 hours, the thread is considered “locked” at this point and players may not comment at all. Instead, players with night actions, special abilities related to their role, may use these to aid their faction. The Mafia also discusses in the private chat on whom to dispose of.

The game continues until one of the major factions attains their win condition or unless it is no longer possible.



In the town of Serenity, peace and order has been kept for a long time. The villagers live in joy and bliss as they fear no threats to their lovely abode. However, as they say, good things never last for a long time. A group of three Mafia goons have settled in the village, hoping to take control of it in a matter of days.

Fortunately, there are Cops and Doctors amidst the townspeople and they are capable of not only supporting the town when it is needed at night, but they also have the capacity to point out the lies and deceptions of other people to weed out the Mafia.

Will they succeed and maintain or will it all end in sorrow?




TOWN - They are the Uninformed Majority. They bear no information on whom belongs to the same faction and must figure out who are the wolves hiding inside their ranks before they are devoured themselves. Their goal is to eliminate all the threats to the town.

MAFIA - They are the Informed Minority. They know the identities of each other and have access to a private chat during the night only where they may discuss on whom to kill and the plans for the next day. Their goal is to eliminate all the members of the town or nothing can prevent this from occurring.

4-6 Night Specific Cops: On a specific night, you may check a player to discover their alignment. [One-time]

4-6 Night Specific Doctors: On a specific night, you may protect a player from death. [One-time]

3 Mafia Goons: Each night phase, one of you may kill another player. Additionally, you have access to a chat during the night phase and are  informed of the number of doctors and cops in the setup at the start of the game.



* The game starts at Day One.

* The number of Cops and Doctors will be randomized: there is a 1/3rd chance of a 4/6, 5/5, or 6/4 split each.

* For each Cop and Doctor role, I will be randomizing a number from 1-5. This will be the number of the night the player may use their ability.

* It is possible for multiple players to have the same role and have the same night of activation.

* The Mafia are informed of the number of Doctors and Cops in the setup.

* Cops and Doctors will only flip as their respective roles; the night their ability may be used is not revealed.



(1) The Reborn Forum rules apply here.

(2) All Player Discussion must be kept in the thread; mandated special private chats may also be utilized. Other forms of contact outside of these such as Private Chats without the Host’s permission, IRL contact, and other methods are not allowed.

(3) Day Phase lasts for 48 hours. Players must make at least 3 posts. Failure to fulfill the post requirement for one phase will result in a warning and if the inactivity persists, the player is subject for replacament or modkilling.

(4) Voting is done in the format: [Eliminate] Player Name or in similar formats. Changing of votes may be done in this format: [Unvote] Player Name. All votes must be placed in bold or they are not counted. In the case of a tie in votes, a no lynch will ensue. Players may vote for a no lynch.

(5) Night Phase lasts for 24 hours. Players are not allowed to comment in the thread. Violation of this rule will result in warning (1st offence) and disqualification (2nd offence).

(6) Sharing of Role PMs – through screenshots, verbatim copying, or other forms – to other players is illegal. Consequences will be given to violators.

(7) If you are eliminated in any way, you may have a final post, that will not reflect critical game information such as night actions and the like.

(8) Actions – day or night – should be sent to me via PM (Forums) or DM (Discord).

(9) Editing of posts is discouraged. If you have minor corrections, you may do so, but if you wish to have additions, you must make a new post or quote your previous post if you wish to highlight the addition.

(10) Respect the host and other players! Have fun!

There will be 13 slots open for the game. Players may also sign up to be potential substitutes in cases where they are needed.



1. Psychic Bean Sheep

2. Paul25

3. splargle

4. Walpurgis

5. Alistair

6. Digital Amber

7. Alaris

8. Newt

9. LykosHand

10. Martin994CZ -> Corso

11. Jace Stormkirk

12. Venus

13. Anti_Hero





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This will be a good opportunity to learn the basics, hopefully

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I'm still getting the hang of this, but I don't know a better way to learn that failing repeatedly.

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A simpler game this time? Sounds good, I'm in. Hopefully I get town this time cuz I've almost never been town since the beginning of S2

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Back to the Basics I: Diffusion of Power

Day One

The town of Serenity was a country town, out back in the southern parts of the Mafia World. It was one of the villages hardly affected by the war and chaos that had been happening which continuously happened in the course of history. Unlike Investigativia, which had fought against jealous intruders, the Wild West, which had its inhabitants consumed by a great Coyote, and Medieval Italy, which had been ravaged by the Coven, the town of Serenity had been relatively peaceful and boring, in some perspectives.

This had changed recently.

A group of three Mafia goons were said to have blended in with the townsfolk. They were assumed to have come from another town to take it for themselves, but had failed and now, they were gunning for a town which was inexperienced with violence and blood. What they did not now was that the town of Serenity was a town of Doctors and Cops; although they aren't as strong as urban counterparts, they are still capable of resisting against these intruders by seeking them carefully from the insides of the town.

Would the peaceful Serenitians succeed or will they lose their land to the Mafia?


It is now Day One. You may now post in the thread and use the 48 hours available to you to discuss on whom to lynch for the day. Abstaining is a valid choice.


@splargle Corso has messaged me and says that if you want to play the game, you can take his spot. Will you be accepting his offer? If yes, he will be a substitute in case of emergencies, so no worries.



Mafioso Divergent as Game Moderator

 1. Psychic Bean Sheep as ???
 2. Paul25 as ???
 3. splargle as ???
 4. Walpurgis as ???
 5. Alistair as ???
 6. Digital Amber as ???
 7. Newt as ???
 8. Alaris as ???
 9. LykosHand as ???
10. Martin994CZ as ???
11. Jace Stormkirk as ???
12. Venus as ???
13. Anti_Hero as ???

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First get rekt

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Random Host Note #1: You need not be fully serious at the start of the day. Random voting and joke posting can lead to better posts and reads in the middle of the day.

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Sorry host-senpai :(

Btw can you guys talk? I need to read you.

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@Newt I saw nothing wrong with your post, lol, just made that post as a part of the whole "Back to the Basics" theme. Posts like that will appear from time to time.


Also, @splargle, will be playing in the spot of Corso as he has requested to offer him a slot.

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i found you. get ready to die




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If random vote is all we have right now I think I will abstain.

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