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 Post subject: Mafia for Blog Azeroth?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:35 pm 
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Hi all, Megs here.

A little while back I was pondering on what it would be like if bloggers from the WoW circuit would get together and try to kill each other.

Huh? Ok, lemme explain..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia_Game

Short version, Mafia is a pretty standard "online community" game that makes its way around forums. In a nutshell, a bunch of people trying to figure out who the Mafia are through discussion and clues, while the Mafia try and kill people off slowly without getting found out.

I thought it might be an interesting experiment to adapt for our blogging purposes and wanted some feedback + general thoughts on the subject. At the time of my preliminary thinking, I was realizing what a pain it would be to organize such a thing.. and then Phae hit me with the whammy that is Blog Azeroth, a possibilty indeed (thx Phae).

So some main points:

1) Is there even "time" for something like this? We all (reasonably) play WoW. We also blog about WoW. We also have RL stuff namely family and work. For some that is alot on the plate already.

2) Blog Azeroth is fresh off the press, and chances are I don't "know" more than a handful of people registered. An activity as such could increase a sense of community in addition to the usual reading of each other's blogs, commenting, ingame contact, etc.. And as an avid PVP'er, I don't see a better way to get to know people than by trying to kill them (haha).

3) Fully adapted, a game for WoW bloggers would have WoW themes/rules. Also (in my head how I imagine it), it could very well be worked in so that the game takes place both on these forums and the participants' blogs as well.

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So anyway, thoughts? Interest?


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I'm interested! I don't have the most time in the world, but it seems like fun. :)

As someone who sees a reunion opportunity in a game of laser tag, I can relate to the "get to know you by killing you" sense as well XD

At the moment, I haven't had a chance to read up on the mafia game per se, as I'm doing Honors Bio work, but! I love games on forums, so once this is done I'll be all over it :D

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I'm not italian.. or in a crime syndicate(that I can admit to), but sounds like a blast. If it gets organized, count me in!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:00 pm 
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Sounds like fun.


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I'm in :-) Have some other interesting ideas for "icebreaker" community type stuff as well.


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I'm in. Curious as to how it will work.

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Sounds like this would be fun! :)

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Sounds interesting. I'll read more details soon. But yeah... I think count me in.

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Mafia = Burning Legion?

Don't know whether I'll have time in practice but I'm game.

Using the WoW classes as a base probably works to some extent: a pallie can bubble to survive an execution, a shaman can self-rez. A rogue can vanish, a hunter play dead, a warrior shield wall, a mage ice block, a warlock death coil the executioner, a priest shield through the damage.

We could then re-use a barebones form of class RSP, eg lock kills mage kills warrior kills lock. During night, the head of the burning legion nominates one executioner in secret while the legion votes an execution. If the executioner is of a class the intended victim is stronger against in RSP, the victim turns the tables and kills his assailant.

Just a couple of ideas from browsing through the wiki :)

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It sounds fun, but the llink is NSFW here. I will have to check it out at home.

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Cool, I'll write up some more info in probably a week or two's time. Until then pass the word around that something like this is in the works---c'mon, who doesn't want to kill Phae, damn OP Resto Druids. :p


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