Rules For Forum Mafia and Forum of Lies
The following are the rules to abide by when playing games in this forum category. Every host should link to this thread in their OP to prevent any dubious cases.
- Be respectful.
Don’t consistently harass or insult players, this ruins the friendly environment of the forums and often ruins games. Everyone makes mistakes!
- Remember, the point of the game is to have fun. Don’t ruin another player’s fun, and if you’re not having fun notify the host so they can try and find a solution.
We strive to create a supportive and entertaining forum game environment for everyone, and there will be consequences for players who deliberately try to harm this environment.
- Do not angleshoot.
This includes using out of game (OOG) information including the ‘last online’ function of the forums, using host announcements/notifications to garner someone’s alignment and abusing loopholes in a hosts’ setup. It also entails playing within the spirit of the game, or how the host intended the game to be played. If you have reason to believe you know someone’s alignment via OOG information, inform the host and you will be replaced.
- Do not weaponise the host/moderators.
Do not tell hosts how to punish a player for their rulebreaking, as your stake in the game instantly gives you a bias. You may only point out potential rulebreaks impartially.
- Please speak only in English while playing Forum Games.
This is to make sure everyone can understand and does not feel left out. Even though translating tools exist, they are often inaccurate and meaning can be lost which might be the difference between whether someone scumreads a player or not.
- Do not speak in codes.
Again, this is unfair to players who are unable to solve your codes and often gives an unfair advantage to one side. Codewords for various actions are allowed (like communication with a mystic/neighbouriser) in order to hide your claim, but you are not allowed to put all your posts through a Caesar Cypher, for instance.
- Do not quote your class card or host notifications from your class cards.
This is cheating, and is does not need explanation.
- Do not communicate to others about ongoing games. Only speak to other players in host-sanctioned threads.
This is to stop cheating, or accidental alignment reveals to other players and maintain game integrity.
- Do not gamethrow.
Playing against your wincon at any time is a blacklistable offence. This includes outting your teammates and not trying to win the game.
- Do not clog game threads with excessive fluffposting.
A moderate amount is acceptable, however, if it becomes excessive action may be taken.
- Do not slank.
If you can’t play the game, don’t sign up for it. You are expected to play to your wincon and slanking is explicitly anti-wincon and therefore, is counted as gamethrowing.
- Do not strategically replace out.
This includes replacing out under pressure, replacing out due to being caught as scum etc. This will be punished harshly.
- Do not flake.
Replacing out when you roll a particular alignment is strictly prohibited and will result in a permanent blacklist.
- Do not use big letters.
These are reserved for host announcements.
- Do not edit or delete posts.
This is for game integrity and keeping the game actually functional.
- Do not like posts in a game if you are dead, or not in that game. Hosts should not be liking players posts either.
This is again for game integrity reasons and keeps the game fair for everyone. This also prevents angleshooting.
- Do not twilight post and/or night post.
This is to ensure game integrity.
- Do not discuss the nature of replacements.
This is unfair to players who had to replace out for genuine reasons and leads to angleshooting/cheating.
- Do not use/develop AI programs in order to play games of mafia for you.
This is to ensure the game is fair, fun and to make sure the game is a competition between the ability of human players.
Breaking any of these rules repeatedly will result in a temporary or permanent forum game blacklist depending on the circumstances of the rule-break. Some offences will result in an instant permanent blacklist.
The blacklist thread is here:
Overall play the game fairly, and have fun!