Welcome to FRC Mafia, Chief Delphi’s Forum Mafia community!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Mafia?
Mafia, also known as Werewolf, is a party game created by Dmitry Davidoff, professor of Psychology at the Moscow State University, in 1986. The game sees an uninformed majority and an informed minority face off in a game of lies, strategy, and social deduction.
What is Forum Mafia?
Forum Mafia is a forum-based version of the party game, meant for play over the internet. Taking all of the best aspects of Mafia and combining them with the ease-of-use and global nature of internet forums has made Forum Mafia a unique social experience in which no two games are the same.
Why should I play Forum Mafia?
The heavy social and psychological elements of trying to lie without being caught or find the liars in your midst have drawn in millions of players over the years. There truly is nothing like it. Every game is a fun and unique experience - you will socialize in new ways as you learn to capitalize on the mistakes of others and learn from your own, seeking the thrill of victory and fearing the agony of defeat.
What are the different factions and win conditions?
Most games of Forum Mafia focus on a conflict between a Town faction and a Mafia faction. In general, the Town faction is significantly larger than the Mafia; however, only the Mafia know who their allies are. The Town must work to find their allies and eliminate the Mafia players, while the Mafia players must work together to stay hidden from the Town and gain majority control. Some games may also have third-party Neutral roles with their own win-conditions.
How does a game of Forum Mafia work?
Games of Forum Mafia are run by one or most Hosts, who assign each player a secret role, set rules and time limits for their game, and process actions made by players. Most games are split into several cycles, each with a day period (during which players may talk) and a night period (during which certain roles may perform actions on other players). The Mafia also usually have a separate chat they may use to plan their moves at any time.
How To Join A Game
If it is your first time playing Forum Mafia, welcome!
To join your first game, all you need to do is keep your eye on the #other:games-trivia category, and keep an eye out for a new FRC Mafia sign-up thread.
Most games will have a set number of players beforehand. If the game has not yet reached that capacity, all you need to do is reply to the thread with /join to get started!
If a game is full or has already started, you may instead respond to the sign-up thread with /backup to let the host know you’re ready to fill in for another player if they have to drop out or are kicked for being inactive.
Make sure to read the rules of each game you sign up for - procedures may vary from game to game, so be sure to read the entire sign-up post to be sure you understand the game’s time length, mechanics, and any other special rules the host(s) may have implemented.
FRC Mafia Game Queue - Queue of all upcoming FRC Mafia games and their hosts.
FRC Mafia Discord - General FRC Mafia chatter, outside of games.
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Note: FM Moderators are not to be confused with Chief Delphi moderators.
|Game Link||Players||Game Type||Host(s)||Status|
|FRC Mafia 2||13||Cop 13||orangeandblack5||Mafia Win|
|FRC Mafia 3||21||Open||orangeandblack5||Mafia Win|
|FRC Mafia 4 - Game 1||10||Popcorn||orangeandblack5||Town Win|
|FRC Mafia 4 - Game 1 v2||9||Popcorn||orangeandblack5||Town Win|
|FRC Mafia 4 - Game 2||10||Popcorn||orangeandblack5||Mafia Win|
|FRC Mafia 4 - Game 3||10||Popcorn||orangeandblack5||Mafia Win|
|FRC Mafia 5||19||Semi-Open||gellnick, Ian4467, GoalkeeperBoss||Mafia Win|
|FRC Mafia 6||19||Open||gellnick, EricKline||Mafia Win|
|Short Game 1||19||Turbo||typeusernamehere||Mafia Win|
|FRC Mafia 7||17||Mad17||ash4fun, Thequackmaster, darth_tabor||Mafia Wins|
|Short Game 2||19||Turbo||typeusernamehere||Town Win|
|FRC Mafia 8||17||Mad17||JKBear331, Thequackmaster, darth_tabor||Signups closed; backups open|
Mafia Universe Glossary - A helpful and comprehensive list of terms you may encounter in-game
Mafia Universe Wiki - A great resource for learning more about Forum Mafia roles, setups, and more
MafiaScum Wiki - A great resource for learning more about Forum Mafia roles, setups, and more
A Beginner’s Guide to Being Awesome at Mafia - An old but not outdated guide by Vi of MafiaScum
A General Guide To Mafia - Another, longer guide penned by Incognito of the Team Liquid forums
Guide To Hosting - A guide to hosting games of Forum Mafia from the MafiaManiac Wiki