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Simon Says Mafia - I would never lie to you, please do what I say

Opening post
Oct 25, 2017

It's the end of the month, you and your friends planned a small gathering one last time before the break is over. You all decide your friend's penthouse would be the best place to host the party, and that's where you are tonight.

After a few drinks, the party host speaks up:
"Hey, everyone, how about we play a small game? Like, Simon Says?"

"noooooo", says one of your friends.

"Party games are lame", says another.

"I don't want to, I'm shy", you, maybe.

Your friend continues:
"Come onn, it will be fun! Just imagine us following commands all tipsy like this. Here, I can put a twist on it: every person that loses a round dies!"

Everyone but the host, including you, nervously looks at each other.

"It was just a joke, y'all, nothing will happen in this game! Hey, you", the host points at you, "what do you say?"

You think Mafia would be a way better party game, but you don't have the energy to argue right now. "Sure, why not", you answer, and now you're playing a round of Simon Says.


Gamerunner: Pedro
Game complexity: Unusual
Phase length: 48/24


Sample role PM
Hello, and welcome to Simon Says!

You are a Vanilla Townie: your only power is to vote.
You are aligned with Town and win when all threats against Town have been eliminated.

The game thread is here.
If you have any questions, please send a PM to Pedro.
Simon says: "After reading this message, please reply to it to confirm you received it".

Good luck!

Mentorship program
For new and returning players who would like some assistance, we offer a mentorship program where a volunteer veteran player can assist you. If you are interested in having a Mentor for this game, please contact your Gamerunner. For more info, please check the main MafiERA OT.
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Game rules
Oct 25, 2017
What Is Mafia?
Mafia, also known as Werewolf, is a famous social deduction game that puts two teams against each other: Town and Mafia. Mafia players know who everyone in their team is, while Town players only know their own alignment. Cut into two ‘Phases’, Day and Night, the game entails Town trying to eliminate the Mafia via discussion and voting while the Mafia are trying to not get caught in order to match or outnumber the Town in order to win.

Interested in joining or learning more? Check out our MafiERA OT!

1. All site-wide rules apply here.
2. Unless explicitly told otherwise, players may not discuss this game outside of this thread.
3. Unless explicitly told otherwise, players may not directly quote or post screenshots of any PMs, posts, conversations, or any other type of document that was not made in this thread.
4. Players are allowed to lie, within reason, about any game-related material such as the content of a role PM.
5. Please respect all of your fellow players. We ask that you respect a player’s personal pronouns and be aware of accessibility when using non-default text formatting. Please do not refer to, or discuss, player activity outside of this thread, for the sake of the game’s integrity.
6. Mafia can be an intense and stressful game at times with situations becoming heated. Despite this, being overly hostile towards your fellow players is not allowed. If a player is caught name calling, using slurs, and/or other aggressive behaviors determined by the gamerunner they will be warned. If these behaviors continue despite the warning that player will be modkilled. No exceptions.

7. Players are required to post a minimum of 10 posts per day phase. Failure to adhere to this will first result in a warning. On the second offense that player will be removed from the game.
8. If a player posts fewer than 5 posts in a day phase without alerting the gamerunner to their absence, they will be removed from the game without a warning.
9. If you are unable to continue playing for whatever reason, please contact your gamerunner.
10. If a replacement is added to the game, they may request the current/upcoming night phase to be extended up-to 48 hours to allow time to catch up.

Voting and Lynching:
11. In order to vote for another player to be lynched, you must present it on its own line and in the following format with no spaces: [ HIGHLIGHT ]VOTE: playername[ /HIGHLIGHT ]. Misspelt votes are only accepted within reason. Any other format will not be accepted.
12. To remove a vote from a player, you may simply vote for another player, or you may present it on its own line and in the following format with no spaces: [ HIGHLIGHT ]UNVOTE[ /HIGHLIGHT ].
13. Players may vote for a “No Lynch” to end the day phase without a lynch. This is done by using the formatting above and typing: [ HIGHLIGHT ]VOTE: No Lynch[ /HIGHLIGHT ].
14. When a player has received a strict majority of available votes (>50%), the day phase ends with the lynch of that player. Once a day phase has ended any in-game discussion stops and votes cast after that will not be counted.

Death and the Spectator Thread:
15. Once you are dead, you may no longer discuss the game in any manner with any of the remaining players.
16. Once dead, players may have a choice between the spectator thread and the replacement list. PM your gamerunner for more information.

17. Outside of explicit allowances the use of the highlight tag is strictly for gamerunners. Do not use it.
18. Do not edit your posts or hide content in the formatting. Repeat offenders will be removed from the game.
19. If a player is banned or they are replaced due to inactivity they will have the lowest possible priority when signing up for a spot in their next game.
20. Gamerunners reserve the right to add, remove, or modify existing any rules at any point, and enforcement may be applied retrospectively. However, all players will be informed of changes beforehand.
Player list, and vote tool
Oct 25, 2017
[She/her] Swamped - EST
[He/him] Verelios - EST Vanilla Townie, eliminated on N1
[He/him] exodus - EST Vanilla Townie, eliminated on N5
[He/him] EzekelRAGE - CST
[He/him] Fran - GMT-3
[He/him] SalvaPot - PST Vanilla Townie, eliminated on D4
[He/him] Meatwad - EST Vanilla Townie, eliminated on D6
[She/her] Apollo - EST
[He/him] DCPat - CET Town Escape Artist, eliminated on N2
[He/him] Never Forever - GMT [He/him] FluxWaveZ - EST Vanilla Townie, eliminated on N4
[He/him] TheChuggernaut - CST Vanilla Townie, eliminated on D5
[He/him] Faddy - UTC Town Governor, eliminated on N3
[He/him] cabot - UTC Mafia Hammerer, eliminated on D1
[He/him] malus - CET Neutral Lyncher, won the game!

Replacement list:
[He/him] Fandorin - GMT-3
[He/him] Blargonaut - GMT
[He/him] Lone_Prodigy - PST
[He/him] SalvaPot - PST

Vote tool, and current majority:
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How Simon works, and available commands left
Oct 25, 2017
Simon is a role attributed to a player, that lasts for one Night and one Day, in that order. While being Simon, the player still retains whatever previous role they had.

During the Night, Simon needs to decide how it will influence the next Day.

The available commands are:
None left!

Unavailable commands:
1-shot, everyone becomes Doublevoters. Can't be used during mylo/lylo.​
1-shot, Simon allows for discussion, and only discussion, to happen during the following night on the game thread.​
1-shot, No Turbo during the Day, it will end only once time runs out.​
1-shot, Simon steals a player's voting right and becomes Doublevoter for that single Day. Can't be used during mylo/lylo.
1-shot, Thunderdome, only two chosen players can be voted for. Can't be used during mylo/lylo.
1-shot, everyone gets Roleblocked.​

Then, at the start of the Day, Simon also decides who will be the next Simon starting from the next Night.
A player that was already chosen to become it can't be it again, unless *every* living player has already been it.

If the player chosen is eliminated during the Day, a different player is randomly chosen to be Simon.
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Oct 25, 2017
Fewer than 24 hours left until the game starts!

Here's a tune that everyone can listen to while waiting for the game to begin:
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Is this tag ok?
Oct 25, 2017
The sequel to this game will be Bop It Mafia, right?

Also have fun everyone! I think I've played with almost everyone on this roster, and I love you all! <3
Day 1 Begins
Oct 25, 2017
And so it was that the group decided to play Simon Says. While some like Verelios and TheChuggernaut insisted that playing a board game would be a better idea, others like Faddy were already practicing their reflex skills for the upcoming game.

But, obviously, before starting there was something that needed to be decided: who would play the role of Simon? Who would tell the room what to do?

Everybody started yelling “me!”, “me!”, “me!”, but that quickly lead to nowhere. They sat there a while longer until they reached an agreement.



On this Day, no player will be lynched. Instead, you will vote for who you think should be Simon. Simon is an additional role (meaning you will still retain your old role and alignment after becoming Simon) that will allow its player to change the flow of the game in the future.
Players who vote for themselves today will not have their votes counted. In case of a tie, the first player to achieve that number of votes will be chosen.

And, as a special occasion, Simon will be immune to kills on Night 1.



Living players:
Never Forever

Vote tool, and current majority:

This Day phase will end in:
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Oct 25, 2017
I just want to point that the game is based on the game "Simon says" while the banner is based on the memory game "Simon". As far as I know both of them are unrelated.

My conclusion? Pedro is lying and this is a secret bastard game.

Real talk: Interesting mechanic D1, even more when we don't have a clue what really does.
Oct 25, 2017
Well we know that whoever gets to be Simon will have some influence on the game. But how much influence and what specifically is unknown. I think upfront we should be concerned we don’t vote to give Simon powers to a mafia member
Nov 3, 2017
Pedro just to be clear. That last bit about self votes not counting.

Does that mean that if a vote ends up on yourself at the end of the day, it doesnt count.


Once you vote for yourself, you forfeit your vote for the entire day?
Oct 25, 2017
Pedro just to be clear. That last bit about self votes not counting.

Does that mean that if a vote ends up on yourself at the end of the day, it doesnt count.


Once you vote for yourself, you forfeit your vote for the entire day?
The former. I'm not gonna punish people for voting for themselves, but those votes will have no value.