Page 902 - Mafia, Part 1 (Night Phase)

2nd May 2017, 6:00 AM
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Mafia, Part 1 (Night Phase)
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Newbiespud 2nd May 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Author: DragonTrainer

Newbiespud's Note: The contents of the Night Phase pages are spoilers for those deciding to skip until the end. Try not to spoil who's who in future comments sections.

It's not the most elegant solution to this conundrum of spacing out a two-tiered guest arc in regular updates, but given the sheer number of pages and the time I had available, I went for the simplest option.


Digo Dragon 2nd May 2017, 6:11 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Hmm, it is a... an interesting game. I've never played, so hopefully how you do your jobs is explained in later pages. :3
Godzfirefly 2nd May 2017, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
In traditional Mafia, the Mafia select someone to murder during each night phase. That murdered player is eliminated from the game and can't speak/participate in the game further. The Detectives/Cops/Sheriff secretly selects a player to try identifying if that player is a Mafioso. They get a yes or no from the referee (usually via a thumbs-up or thumbs-down.) The Nurse selects a player to protect from the Mafia. If the nurse selected a player who was also selected by the Mafia, that person doesn't actually die.

(All selections are made in secret, of course. So, anyone can say they performed any role and got any result. Up to and including saving someone. So, if the Nurse saves someone, only the nurse and mafia actually know who was saved...not even the person saved knows for sure they were the target. And, faking being either Nurse or Sheriff is a common ploy for Mafia.)
Digo Dragon 2nd May 2017, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Sounds really random for the most part. I mean if the nurse was killed off in the first round, that's pretty much it, no?
Ishidan 2nd May 2017, 4:19 PM edit delete reply
Presumably the nurse can save herself.
And thus would be rather required to do so.
Nixitur 2nd May 2017, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
No, Ishidan, the Nurse does not find out who's going to get killed. There are extra roles that do find that out, but they don't have unlimited healing/protection ability like the Nurse does.
So, yes, if the Nurse dies in the first night, that's a huge blow to the town. But if the Nurse always just protects themself, they not only make themself incredibly suspicious, but also less useful to the town. Protecting themself on the first night is a pretty standard move, though, just to get more information on who to really protect in the future.
Bear in mind, however, that losing the Nurse in the first night is by no means an unwinnable situation. The game is pretty balanced even without that role. Losing the only Detective in the first night, though, makes the Mafia extremely likely to win. However, that's why this game has two Detectives.
Digo Dragon 3rd May 2017, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
How would the nurse protecting herself make her suspicious? It doesn't sound like anyone knows who is who ever except for the Cop/Investigator?
Nixitur 3rd May 2017, 6:37 AM edit delete reply