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 Post subject: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:54 pm 
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Don - elect a don for the day 1 kill, and have them make kills whenever they can (without losing their don power, of course). There is something to be said for killing in a way that doesn’t let town in on the pattern of don kills, but it’s still worth it to use day 1 IMO.
Manipulate the Press - I want to use this day 2. Combined with the day 1 don kill, it will help delay town getting a chance to investigate us.
Conscription - I'm really sad we have to use this day 1. I had a great plan to throw suspicion on a townie right before I'm caught. Then, we either get that townie lynched, or we conscript them. If it's the latter, they'd look innocent, because I, a known mafia, advocated for their lynch. Anyway, we can't do that now. :( I'll make a followup conscription post in a bit.
Frame a Townsperson - We want to use this late in game, when a single lynch is most valuable for us. However, we need to be sure investigators are still alive when we do it (I’ve seen many games when the investigators/superheroes die off early and there’s no one to investigate the framing). Use it on someone sketchy who is unlikely to have an alibi.
Kabooms - We should probably have the don use these, although we should keep one for emergencies.
Set a trap - We should always keep one in reserve if we’re not pretty darn sure of someone’s role. The first one we can afford to try on a 50-50 guess though, especially if people aren’t role revealing much.
Slaughter the Weak - We can definitely afford to guess with this. Worst case scenario, we waste it and have to use regular set a traps on innocent children in the future. If anyone seems to unreasonably trust someone else, it’s a good bet.
Hire a hitman - We want to use this early on in game. Another option is to wait for me to get caught, then use it (all the kills at that point will be either mine or don kills).
Plant evidence - Use it on a controversial lynch. Maybe on the person we frame.
Poison - I think we should use one early and one late. Early to get rid of someone dangerous for us / obnoxious to kill, but who won’t be assertive enough to dominate town. Late for ambiguity over whether it’s a mafia making the claim / if there’s someone we really can’t get to. I might claim poison early along with the real poisoned person.
Scheme - This should be saved for emergencies, when we really need to get in a kill, but we’ve already used our daily one.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:13 am 
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Conscription possibilities:
- Dgrazian. We want to try to kill him tomorrow, but if for some reason we can't get him, we could theoretically conscript him. I've conscripted him before, but only briefly. He's a good mafia and a great townie, so we can't let him oppose us for long. He's also been conscripted a lot in the past though.
- Lily Chen. Classic conscription target, but likely to be suspected as a conscription target as well.
- Aok. I conscripted him before, and I'd do it again. He's a great mafia who actively enjoys being mafia. I have mentioned that I like him as a conscription target though, so he might be suspected, especially when I've been revealed.
- Lilly Chin. I tried to conscript her once, but then she got killed first. Less valuable as a target now that she doesn't live in Random though.
- Jakob. A good mafia, and I've given no indication of being interested in conscripting him. Also particularly good to have as mafia when Sammy isn't in game to catch him!
- Francesca. Another great mafia I've given no indication of being interested in conscripting. Has singlehandedly won before in virtually the closest game ever.

The first three are more tested as conscripts, but also more likely to get lynched for living too long. The latter three are less tested, but more likely to get away with living for a while. Unfortunately, the latter three also non-Randomites. This is a problem because once I die, there won't be any mafia in Random. We could use the strategy of ruthlessly killing off Randomites though.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:15 am 
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I'm kind of leaning towards one of the latter three, with favoritism towards Jakob/Francesca over Lilly, because they've been tested as mafia more (Lilly's only experience was as a very competent rogue in an unfortunate game for the rest of the mafia).

What do you guys think about Jakob versus Francesca?

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:52 am 
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Oh yeah, Oreo is a good conscription target too. She also has a receiver, which it would be good to get in our hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:11 am 
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Hmm, our target might come down to who we can most easily find tomorrow. :(

Also, side note, JAKOB HAS EIGHT CLASSES, WITH TWO TESTS THIS WEEK, AND IS IN MACBETH, CONCERT CHOIR, AND TECHIYA. What the heck. Number one vote for person who possesses a time turner.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:33 am 
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So we should come to a conclusion about this soon. I can probably conscript someone while getting petition signatures. But I already got one from Jakob, so I don't have an excuse to meet up with him again.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:25 pm 
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So one nice thing about conscripting Jakob is that we'll basically conscript Sammy's mind in the process. Probably if we don't conscript him, we'll need to kill him quickly. Also, he has a mic/receiver pair.

Unless anyone has a reason not to, I'm going to try to find Jakob and conscript him today. If that fails, I'll try to get Francesca.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:45 pm 
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Also, one big thing we need to be aware of is how powerful cynic is this game. It's at ridiculous levels. A cynic who follows the most basic strategy possible is probably going to be invincible at least half of the time (practically guaranteed after killing a big name player). So cynics will probably be active tomorrow after we kill Dgrazian. That's why me getting the free kabooms as police officer is so valuable. Additionally, there are a lot of mic/receiver pairs this game. Luckily, we started with one, I'll hopefully get another, and we can hopefully conscript another. But that's another thing to consider.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:49 pm 
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Another thing to consider; we should hold off on using up our extra kills (that aren't traps) until we get in contact with rogues, to minimize the chance we accidentally kill one, while not losing any chances for kills in total. So we shouldn't use hitman or scheme. In light of that consideration, I'm not sure whether I should claim poison on day 3 or not (especially if I do get a mic).

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:41 pm 
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Done. Gods, can Jakob get access to mafia den?

Also, jackpot. Jakob is gay knights with Lily Chen.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:48 pm 
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This is actually a potential problem in some ways though. There's a decent chance a rogue will try to kill Lily Chen. Also, it means we'll have to let Lily Chen live.

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 Post subject: Re: Mafia Power Uses
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Jakob has been added to Mafia Den.

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