Hmm, I haven't seen the Facebook group.
Do you want in? (This invite goes to any HSDer, btw).
Epicmafia games are great (if you don't mind the player base.
). I can't say I've played the classic setups thousands of times, but they're great. The typical setup goes like this:
Matthew and Megan are Mafia
Danny is the Doctor
Colin is the Cop
Taryn, Thaddeus, and Thomas are Town
Matthew and Megan kill Thomas on night one. Colin investigated Taryn, Danny saved Colin. We're left with 6 people: Two villagers, Two mafia, a doctor, and a cop. Colin now "outs" his report - Taryn is innocent. At this point, the mafia will typically counterclaim the cop spout with a counterreport. Matthew now counterclaims the role of cop, and claims he found Megan (his partner) to be innocent. Since lynching incorrectly would make a town victory reliant upon the doctor saving correctly, the town agrees on two things. One, nobody should be lynched today. Two, the cops should "crosscheck". Colin will investigate Megan, Matthew will now investigate Taryn.
Night two breaks. Matthew and Megan are huddled in their mafia chatbox. Megan and Matthew are fully aware that the town believes Colin. They also know (whoever the doctor is) won't be protecting a cop tonight. The doctor WILL protect the cop once Matthew is lynched, since there would be no counterclaim. Matthew and Megan "sack", killing Colin before he can find the truth about Megan. Danny protects the other innocent report (Megan) to no avail. Colin investigates Megan. The gambit worked. Colin is now resting in pieces. The town now realizes that Matthew was lying, and without thinking twice, lynches him.
Night three begins. This is what we know as "lylo" - Lynch right or lose. Megan's predicament is interesting right now. They have a confirmed town (Taryn), two unconfirmed players (Danny and Thaddeus) and herself in play. She knows that the doctor will be protecting Taryn. But wait, what if Taryn herself is the doctor? Megan decides to play it safe and kill Thaddeus. Danny protected Taryn, so she chose well.
Day three begins. Thaddeus died, and was revealed to be the 2nd villager. A few things:
1) Colin, on day one, found Taryn innocent.
2) Danny is the doctor.
3) Megan is unaware of #2.
Taryn, being suspicious of Megan, asks her to claim. Megan has a 50/50 chance of being right. Either she can claim the doctor, or the final villager. If she claims final villager, Taryn will know Megan is lying, and Megan gets lynched.
Megan takes a stab in the dark, and claims doctor. Danny rushes to "cc" her - he knows that she's mafia, and he's not about to let her claim doctor. We know the lynch will be between Megan and Danny. They obviously vote each other. Taryn leans on trusting Danny more than Megan, so Megan, the final mafia is lynched on a 2-1 decision. Game over, town wins.
That's a fun game. Simple at first glance, complex when you look at each mechanic. A few monkey wrenches can happen night one that drastically reduce town's odds of winning.
1) Doctor dies night one. 2) Cop dies night one.
On the other hand, the doctor can save correctly night one. This drastically increases town win chances. In fact, town has about a 90% chance of winning from here.
Any of these variables is enough to spice up the game. It's what keeps a simple setup fun.
and for those who don't know, Danny rocks, plus he's hilarious