Mafia: Trials and Tribulations [Thread 1 - DO NOT POST]

Welcome to Mafia: Trials and Tribulations, hosted by @Arete, @Geyde, and @Arctic and reviewed by @Osieorb18!


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    • To ensure the game runs smoothly, players who fail to meet the requirement of 15 substantive, on-topic posts will be immediately replaced. Players who zero-post in the first 24 hours of a day phase without informing the hosts in advance may also be replaced (if you must miss the first 24 hours, inform the hosts). These requirements may be adjusted if the day ends early due to majority.
  • Refrain from excessive ATE (appeals to emotion). Excessive ATE includes, but is not limited to, statements that directly say or imply that something in the game is having a negative impact on someone’s out of game relationships or well-being. Ordinary manipulation is still allowed.
  • I will be closely monitoring the thread for toxicity, harassment, and excessive ATE. However, please do not hesitate to bring problematic posts to my attention if you believe I missed them.
  • Alts are allowed, but you must inform the hosts of your identity.


The setup is CLOSED. All roles will be based on characters from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations. Flavor is not alignment indicative, but may be role-indicative. Flavor knowledge is helpful but not required; the game MAY contain spoilers for games in the Ace Attorney original trilogy.

Additionally, the following information about the setup is public:

  • There are two factions, Town and Mafia. There are no third parties or alignment changing effects. There are four members of the Mafia.
  • The Town win condition is “Eliminate the Mafia.” The Mafia win condition is “Reach parity with the Town.”
  • This game is rolemadness. There are no vanilla roles.
  • All flips will be truthful and include alignment. However, information may be redacted from them.
  • There may be roles that cause investigators to receive false results, such as Godfathers or Millers.
  • The Mafia have a mandatory, assigned factional kill, which may be performed alongside other night actions. It may not be used on members of the Mafia.
  • Unless otherwise specified, players may use only one action in a single night and one action in a single day.
  • Unless otherwise specified, players may not self-target with actions.
  • Unless otherwise specified, players will not be notified of their action being prevented in any way or their target being changed. The exception to this is players using investigative abilities.
  • There may be additional hidden mechanics not discussed in the OP.

Sample role PMs:


The Judge

Town Instant Game-winner

“In order to fully understand that world, first we have to immerse ourselves in it completely.”

Example (Passive): You are an example role, and will not appear in the game.
Ruler of the Courtroom (Night): Instantly end the game in a Town victory. (1 use)
Eliminate the Mafia.

The Judge

Mafia Instant Game-winner

“In order to fully understand that world, first we have to immerse ourselves in it completely.”

Example (Passive): You are an example role, and will not appear in the game.
Ruler of the Courtroom (Night): Instantly end the game in a Mafia victory. (1 use)
Reach parity with the Town.

Court Profiles

  • Every night, all players may submit two lists, a Truth List, of players they believe are Town, and a Deception List, of players they believe are Mafia.
  • Players do not need to include all living players on their lists.
  • In a given submission, a player may only include a given other player on one list, not both. If they include a player on both lists, that player will be removed from both lists.
  • Players may not submit themselves as part of either list. If they include themselves, they will be removed from the list.
  • If a player fails to submit a list, this will be treated as if they had submitted a blank list with no one on it.


  • Days are 48 hours unless majority is reached early and nights are 24 hours. SoD/EoD will occur at 2022-01-01T21:00:00Z on the relevant day (4:00 PM EST).
  • All actions (day or night) will lock 2 hours before the scheduled end of the phase. Actions submitted after this point will not be counted.
  • Executions are majority and plurality.
  • No-execute is a valid vote, and may be hammered to end the day early. In cases where no-execute and another vote are tied at the end of the day, no-execute will have priority in the rand. In all other cases of a tie, the execution will be determined at random from among the tied players.
  • Self-votes are considered valid votes.
  • Votes are locked in LyLo, but NOT in MyLo. For this purpose, the determination of LyLo ONLY takes into account the number of living members of the Town and Mafia, and NOT additional killpower.
  • All votes must be in the form /vote [name of player] to be considered valid, and all unvotes must be in the form /unvote . Additionally, votes must ping the host account. Votes that do not follow this format will not be counted.
  • The Mafia will communicate through a private Discord server.

Player List

  1. Icibalus Alkali
  2. Prophylaxis - Killed Night 2 - Sister Bikini, Town Follower
  3. Silviu200530 - Shot Day 2 - Godot, Town Bodyguard
  4. Frostwolf103
  5. Lucky
  6. Kiiruma
  7. Babel - Executed Day 1 - Furio Tigre, Mafia 2-shot Poisoner
  8. Marluxion
  9. Litten
  10. Apprentice
  11. Maria-Theresa - Executed Day 2 - Larry Butz, Town Loverizer
  12. Italy
  13. Millium
  14. Wisdom
  15. ElizaThePscycho
  16. Atlas
  17. Leafia - Executed Day 3 - Maya Fey, Mafia Channeller


  1. CRichardFortressLies
  2. Chloe
  3. GGhana


  1. DatBird
  2. astand
  3. Trochilidae


EoD1 - Babel was executed - Furio Tigre, Mafia 2-shot Poisoner
SoD2 - No one died
D2 - A shot rings out, Silviu200530 was Godot, Town Bodyguard
D2 - Alkali replaces Icibalus
EoD2 - Maria-Theresa was executed - Larry Butz, Town Loverizer
SoD3 - Prophylaxis died - Sister Bikini, Town Follower; Prophylaxis’s voice lingers
EoD3 - Leafia was executed - Maya Fey, Mafia Channeller; Prophylaxis’s voice fades

Day 1 will begin 2022-05-16T20:00:00Z.

Night 0 flavor

(contains spoilers for the first game in the original trilogy)

May 16, 3:35 AM
District Court

Since the implementation of reforms to the court system, it has been clear that the new system is a failure. Again and again, defendants have tried to simply frame someone else and hope the courts make a mistake, and sometimes this has even led to innocents being falsely executed. After the shocking revelation that one of the best-known prosecutors in the whole country – a legendary man, undefeated in decades of trials – had murdered a defense attorney and attempted to frame multiple different people for his death, public sentiment began to shift. This was only exacerbated at the revelation that the District Chief of Police was falsifying evidence to help his prosecutors get convictions, no matter the cost.

The new system is simple. Who better to determine who perpetrated a crime than the people who were there? Whenever a crime is committed, every suspect shall be brought into court together. Each suspect will have the chance to speak, and then all of them will vote on who the perpetrator was. Yes, the new system might also result in a few innocents being executed – but surely, eventually they will manage to reach the truth!

As Arete, Geyde, and Arctic finished reading their speech, the crowd burst into tepid applause, as though they were aware that this was supposed to be a celebratory occasion but couldn’t find it in themselves to actually celebrate. Yet even the applause was shortlived.

A boom, followed by a roaring sound, came from underneath the stage as it exploded into a hundred pieces. “Get down!” shouted Arctic, but as he started to cry out more instructions, he was struck by a piece of shrapnel. The other two didn’t even have time to speak; when the dust finally cleared, their bodies were lying on the stage.

Just then, the Judge walked in from another room. “What’s this?” he said. “Why, it looks like a murder scene in here.”

“That’s because it is,” said a young man in the crowd, staring at the Judge with a grim expression. “You know what has to be done, right?”

“Yes, yes,” said the Judge. “Fortunately, we’re already at the courthouse! Now, why don’t you all just come on in to the courtroom, and we can get this settled.”

Day 1 begins, and will end in 48 hours, at 2022-05-18T20:00:00Z, or earlier if a majority is reached for execution. With 17 players alive, majority is 9.



This topic was automatically opened after 21 hours.

Pretty sure the scum team is Areye, Arcyic, Geyde, and Osie.

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*Arete, Arctic


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Well, almost.

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I beat you to it.

I’m pretty sure we’ve played before.
Have you played on MU?

ideas are great until you put them into practice

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Only once I believe. I don’t remember you. I think Zone’s game was there if I remember correctly.

Also I’m really sad that I’m not allowed to like stuff :frowning:

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Litten please remind me who you were in the last game

What game? Sorry, I wasn’t in any games recently. Must be thinking of another cat.

I hate this game already!^^


Long time no play together Litten. Good to see you.

okay I’ll just afk now

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