Oh, what the hey, might as well get some terminology out of the way. I know we have some new people, but as to how new, I don’t know.
WIFOM-Wine In Front of Me- a situatlon where one cannot apply logic to deduce the outcome. Usually they spiral in a I know that you know that I know that you know that I know sort of way.
OMGUS/OMGYS-Oh My God, U/You Suck- voting for someone for no reason other than that they voted for you. Classically is considered a poor reason to vote for someone but recently there’s been some interesting discussion on its use as a tool in the hands of quality players.
EOD/EON-End of Day/End of Night- Mafia moves in Day/Night cycles that often take place over several real life days. Often players use capital letters to denote a game day as opposed to a calendar day. For example, Day 1 may last 5 days and Night 1 may only be 48 or 36 hours in length.
Color/Flavor- Term for the story aspect of the game. Usually the moderator lets the players know if they need to be reading the color as opposed to treating it as an optional immersive device.
Cop/seer-a player who can determine another player’s alignment.
doc/angel-a player who can protect a player from a NK
NK-Night Kill- the scum’s traditional method of dispatching unwanted townies.
townies/villagers-everyone who wants the scum dead
scum- the team of players in control of the NK
Third Party- a player aligned with neither town nor scum who will win with either side if they are still alive at the end of the game.
PFK-Plays for Keeps- a player aligned with neither town nor scum who will steal the win from the other side if they are still alive at the end of the game.
LYLO- Lynch or Lose- The point at the game where town must lynch scum or they will lose. Often coincides with Endgame.
Endgame-A loosely defined period that roughly correlates to the point at which at least one side can win within one cycle.
LAL-Lynch All Lurkers/Liars- Strategies advocating lynching lurkers* or anyone who lies on the assumption that townies should never lie**
*Just what a lurker is depends on what people decide. I, for one, differentiate between what I call lurkers and nonparticipants.
**If you can’t trust townies, who can you trust? I don’t have a problem with lies of omission, usually though.
If there are any questions, please feel free to ask.
Day 1 often gets a bad rap because it can seem like conversations are difficult to start and everyone waits around for someone to say something scummy and then everyone jumps on that person. I think, if you don’t have anything to say in particular, talk about generalities. What do you think of townies lying or vigs acting immediately?
I suspect that we’ll see a relative lack of action in these first few days as people don’t want to shoot their wad so to speak.