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[Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:11 am
by Metrion
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Forum Mafia Rules

  1. All Town of Salem Forums general rules apply.
  2. A host's word is law, the only higher law being the moderator's who may punish disruptive players at their own discretion. We can't both fit every rule in here and keep it short enough so it's digestable; common sense rules are mostly skipped over. Ask a moderator if you are unsure about what specifically is and isn't against the rules if you aren't sure.
  3. Do not discuss ongoing games outside of the thread unless otherwise stated. Nor may players or hosts bring in any major outside influences to the game such as bribes, threats, plans, etc.
  4. If a player is not alive or participating in a game, they may not post on that game until it ends, unless otherwise stated.
  5. You may not out alternate accounts of players for any reason unless the user in question has already outed their main publically.
  6. You may not edit or fabricate another player’s quote for misleading purposes.
  7. Do not quote, screenshot, or otherwise post any messages received from the game moderator or anything related to the game outside of the thread.
  8. Do not gamethrow by working against your victory condition. Whether or not something is gamethrowing is left to the game moderator to decide.
  9. The use of resources or information unrelated to the game and outside of the Game Thread in order to gain an advantage is prohibited, such as but not limited to: user login time stamps, cryptography software and images with hidden text.
  10. The use of codes or encryption is prohibited. Signals are allowed (When I say "x" I mean "y happened") but any sort of hidden message that requires a cipher/rule to read, or otherwise hidden message is not allowed.
  11. Coloured text in the FM section to seem like a FM Moderator is prohibited. Making posts in coloured text in Game Threads is prohibited, unless specifically stated otherwise by the moderator in charge. A notable exception are hosts and non-player users helping with the game.
  12. Pretending to break any rule is treated as if you broke that rule.
  13. Advertising FM games for another site on the Town of Salem Forums FM section is prohibited without explicit permission.
  14. Do not use the report function on posts within a game thread. Instead, speak to an FM Mod (preferably the one overseeing the game) about any questionable posts. Please only use the report button if it's a serious forum rule violation in FM (i.e. porn/gore being posted).

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Replacement/Joining Rules

  1. Players may be in a maximum of 3 games at once.
  2. If a player wishes to use an alternate account for a game, they must inform the game’s moderator of the alt's main account. A main account and it's alts are considered one player. (You cannot join as an alt to join a NFM game on an alt as a newbie if you would not regularly qualify.)
  3. You may only replace into your own slot on an alternate/main account if it is publicly known to be you.
  4. If a player is repeatedly joining multiple games and replacing out of one or both of them, the FM Mods will temporarily limit them to a maximum of one game at a time for their next two games.
    • If a player has been placed on a maximum of one game two or more times, the FM Mods may decided to either:
      • Further extend the one game limit.
      • Permanently restrict the player to 1 game at a time. This can be removed with good behavior.
  5. If you request replacement out of any game, you must wait a week before joining another game.

    • It is possible to repeal your week punishment by giving information to the FM Mod in charge of your game as to your excuse you replaced out.
    • If you are constantly having "emergencies," this will be looked at by the FM Mods. Further punishment for this may apply.
  6. When a player is forcibly removed from a game due to inactivity, they cannot join another game for 2 weeks.
    • Second offense is 3 weeks
    • Third offense is 4 weeks, with a talk with the player. This could result in a formal blacklist.
    • If you complete a game without being prodded once, and you lived to see D2 then you go down a notch. It is your job to inform the moderators of this.
    • If you have been forced replaced in the last 3 months then you cannot join the next Episode.

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Episode Rules


  1. Episodes will be ran every 3 months after the last Episode ended.
  2. Episodes will reward flairs to the winners
  3. If the Moderator in charge does not believe you played to the best of your ability, you will not get a flair.
  4. All players with 3+ completed games, without replacing out, may join an Episode. However, they may join if they are in another game already. But they may not join any others once in the Episode. Check with an FM Mod if you're unsure if you qualify.
  5. Players with 10+ completed games, without replacing out, may join as if the Episode is a regular game.
  6. A player may not join an Episode if they won the previous one.
  7. A player may not join an Episode if they have replaced out, or kicked out of a game in a month.
  8. A player may not join an Episode if they have been force replaced due to inactivity in 3 months.
  9. A player may not join an Episode if they have received any official warnings in the past three months.
  10. A player may not join an Episode if they have received a temporary blacklist in the past six months.
  11. We reserve the right to remove this privilege, or deny it from you, if we feel you cannot handle it.
  12. All NFM games you play will only count as 1 game total for Episode qualifications.
    Example: You've played in 2 NFM games. That still only counts as 1 game played.

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New Player Links

Are you a new player that needs help/has questions about FM? Click these links below and they will help you!
If your questions aren't answered below, feel free to contact any of the FM Moderators.



Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:21 am
by ObiWan
Game Moderator Message: This thread is now unlocked for anyone that needs to ask a question relating to FM. Do not fill this thread with spam/chatter, please.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:35 am
by Mroz4k
I have a question about Newcomer Forum Mafia games.

As a person who is still considered newcomer, and is currently alive in another NFM, am I allowed to join another NFM, again as a newcomer?
Or is it prohibited for new players to be playing in two NFMs at the same time?

I tried to locate any rule about this but I was unable to find anything. Sorry if its explained somewhere.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:54 am
by TheCow
A player currently in a NFM must wait for their current NFM to end to rejoin the queue.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:04 pm
by iggyvolz
TheCow wrote:A player currently in a NFM must wait for their current NFM to end to rejoin the queue.

Even if we don't have an official rule on this, I feel this would be fair. I believe when we were initially planning NFM we were only planning on one game at a time, but the response since has been larger than we thought.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:12 pm
by oliy
What would happen in the case of CFM13's signups, where the last slot was a 1 second difference between someone in backups editing their post vs a new poster, and the new poster was faster?

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:13 pm
by ObiWan
oliy wrote:What would happen in the case of CFM13's signups, where the last slot was a 1 second difference between someone in backups editing their post vs a new poster, and the new poster was faster?


The FM Mod in charge would get the final say.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:04 am
by JazzMusicStops
Question:
It can only be in one FM and one CFM at a time
Is that if you are alive, or unconditional?

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:06 am
by BirdyThePhoenix
JammySplodge wrote:Question:
It can only be in one FM and one CFM at a time
Is that if you are alive, or unconditional?


I believe that it is up to the moderator of the game.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:39 am
by ObiWan
JammySplodge wrote:Question:
It can only be in one FM and one CFM at a time
Is that if you are alive, or unconditional?


If you are dead in one game, you may ask the FM Moderator in charge if you can join another.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:09 pm
by oliy
I want mod opinion on this:
What is defined as excessive spamming?
What would the punishment be?
Is it like posting 10 times in a row for valid reasons, prod-dodging as Executioner who's won, not posting content, covering posts with random things, or something else?
If it's "not posting content" wouldn't the punishment be failure to avoid a prod, or a "gamethrowing" punishment?

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:32 pm
by deferentsheep
tactically replacing out should be illegal

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:57 pm
by Killthestory
deferentsheep wrote:tactically replacing out should be illegal

who would do that?

thats cheap bro

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:06 am
by ObiWan
oliy wrote:I want mod opinion on this:
What is defined as excessive spamming?
What would the punishment be?
Is it like posting 10 times in a row for valid reasons, prod-dodging as Executioner who's won, not posting content, covering posts with random things, or something else?
If it's "not posting content" wouldn't the punishment be failure to avoid a prod, or a "gamethrowing" punishment?


Excessive - repeating over and over again. I think we all know what excessive is.
Each Mod may have a different leniencies on the type of spam. For the most past the second is correct. Prod-dodging is just punishable by replacement unless it is really excessive. Then further action could be taken. Honestly, I'd be lenient on that as they already won and it can be quite boring.
I think I answered the third with the above answer. It would be a prod, or removal.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:33 pm
by Lexiam
How to earn the titles next to your avatar at the end of the game or is it something else?

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:43 pm
by ObiWan
Vader4587 wrote:How to earn the titles next to your avatar at the end of the game or is it something else?


You mean the flairs?

Those are from Episodes

Here is a list from all our game types - viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13596#p331976

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:33 pm
by Arcthurus
Jordarrian wrote:How do you choose your roles and who gets them


Everything is handpicked.
:roll:



Random.org, obviously.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:38 pm
by Arcthurus
Jordarrian wrote:Wasn't a role calculator or something made


Yes, Koolkatgold made that. For some reason I don't think any of us got used to it. I speak for myself here, at least.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:38 pm
by iggyvolz
Jordarrian wrote:Wasn't a role calculator or something made

I made this (code here) for Episode 7, but honestly it's just as easy to come up with your own way of doing it.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:37 pm
by oliy
Questions:
If a Jester ends up in a 1v1, who would win?
-The opposing side due to no other alignments being alive
-Both because Jester is lynched and the opposing side is the only one left alive
-The Jester because it gets lynched and then kills the opposing side
If someone is inactive in a Mafia chat, may someone else choose a night action for them until the person chooses their own?

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:43 pm
by RetralMega
oliy wrote:Questions:
If a Jester ends up in a 1v1, who would win?
-The opposing side due to no other alignments being alive
-Both because Jester is lynched and the opposing side is the only one left alive
-The Jester because it gets lynched and then kills the opposing side
If someone is inactive in a Mafia chat, may someone else choose a night action for them until the person chooses their own?

Jester would lose for not being lynched...

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:47 pm
by oliy
RetralMega wrote:
oliy wrote:Questions:
If a Jester ends up in a 1v1, who would win?
-The opposing side due to no other alignments being alive
-Both because Jester is lynched and the opposing side is the only one left alive
-The Jester because it gets lynched and then kills the opposing side
If someone is inactive in a Mafia chat, may someone else choose a night action for them until the person chooses their own?

Jester would lose for not being lynched...

Why thank you that answers both of my questions VERY CLEARLY
The Jester loss would occur when the game ends before they're lynched :\

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 8:27 am
by Arcthurus
oliy wrote:Questions:
If a Jester ends up in a 1v1, who would win?
-The opposing side due to no other alignments being alive
-Both because Jester is lynched and the opposing side is the only one left alive
-The Jester because it gets lynched and then kills the opposing side


The Jester always loses in that scenario, and the remaining player always wins.

oliy wrote:If someone is inactive in a Mafia chat, may someone else choose a night action for them until the person chooses their own?


Depends on the mod, I think? I allow that, and Met does the same.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:59 pm
by Aurumess
About how long does a game of NFM last? I'm trying to figure out if I'll have enough time to last through the whole thing since school is starting up again for me.

Re: [Forum Mafia] Game Rules

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:32 pm
by chitownmvp01
Aurumess wrote:About how long does a game of NFM last? I'm trying to figure out if I'll have enough time to last through the whole thing since school is starting up again for me.


It can vary a bit, but I think 3-4 weeks is a good estimate.