So a lot of you have been wondering what all this Tales Mafia is, so here’s a quick guide/run-down/FAQ!
What is Mafia?
Mafia is an online game where generally 12 - 17 people (but it can be 6 - 25) are put into a village. Each person is assigned a role randomly that only that person can see, and each role is pre-aligned with either the village or the mafia. (You can read about roles here). It is the goal of the villagers to kill the mafia, and the goal of the mafia to kill the villagers. However, mafia must remain undercover and it is their goal to blend in with the villagers to stay alive.
The game takes place in a two time cycle, day and night. During the day, everyone is able to talk and converse - and work out theories to who is mafia. The village has the option to vote during the day on who they think is guilty. If there is a majority vote, the “guilty” one is lynched at the end of the day. Also, all day actions must be performed (generally, shooting if you have a gun in your role, or are given one by a gunsmith).
During the night, everyone is free to write a will, which will be revealed upon death (Roles will also be shown at death). Others may perform their jobs, which can only be done at night (ex. The detective investigates, or the mafia chooses a hit target).
When you die, you are sent to the graveyard. Those in the graveyard can talk among themselves and see everything that’s going on, but cannot be heard or seen by the living.
The winners are chosen when the mafia outnumber the villagers, or the villagers kill all of the mafia.
So what does any of this have to do with the Tales series? There are 25 random Tales characters to play. When you begin a game, you are given a Tales character RANDOMLY, which means you can end up RPing a game as Cress or Norma or Zelos or Philia!
There are currently two decks, here and here.
- What if I don’t know the character?
Wiki them quickly and read a snippet about their personality, or just wing it! No one is judging you, and sometimes, making them OOC makes it all the more fun (really, I swear).
- But I don’t know anyone else playing…
That’s okay too. A lot of the people playing are strangers to one another. We just like RPing Tales characters, and we like playing mafia. And on top of that, it’s a chance to hang out and meet some crazy fun people.
You need to make an account on epicmafia.com and you need to verify your account with your e-mail. Don’t worry, everything is safe and free.
- Can I make a deck of characters I like?
You can, but keep in mind that decks cost actual money. It costs $5.00 to make a deck, which is why right now, there are only two (made by Augla and myself).
- How do I know when there’s a game? How do I join/play?
You can always follow naiiji, who is kind enough to make the rooms and post them on her blog when they’re open for people to join! You can also ask to be added to the Tales Mafia Skype group. (The Skype group moves VERY fast as well).
Playing a game takes about 30 minutes, give or take a bit. But please note - it goes VERY FAST, LIKE LIGHTNING FAST (there is a lot of talking!) and you need to pay attention! No putting it on in the background or trying to do homework on the side unless you want to be super lost or killed~
Days and nights are timed, and if you do not vote and do not complete an action, you will be booted/killed automatically by the game.
Sometimes the game boots people randomly, but does not kill them. If that’s the case, just close out of that tab, and copy and paste the room link into a new tab. It will reload in a short time.
If you want to see some logs or something, be sure to follow the Tales Mafia tag.
Tales Mafia is very, very addicting, so be sure you’re ready!