Netrunner was a Living Card Game designed and developed by Fantasy Flight Games. It was set in a dystopian, cyberpunk future where monolithic megacorps own and control the vast majority of human interests.
While corporation players try to score points by advancing their agendas, they have to guard their intellectual properties from the elite and subversive hackers known as netrunners. Netrunners attempt to win the game by stealing the corp’s agendas, by any means possible!
The game was sadly discontinued in 2018 when FFG’s license with Wizards of the Coast expired. I was pretty salty about this at the time, but a fan-led continuation of the game called NISEI has continued to maintain stewardship of the game and has kept the game alive for the past five years. Hopefully you can enjoy this mafia game loosely flavored around the LCG.
Welcome to Netrunner Mafia, a closed mentor/mentee standard setup for 13 players.
You may trust all information the moderator gives you. There will be zero bastard modding or false information.
Do not lie about real-life commitments. Similarly, do not question the validity of other players’ real-life commitments. If you will be inactive for a prolonged period of time, inform the game host and I will do my best to replace you.
Mafia is a game about making arguments, but it is not a roleplaying game. Don’t go overboard. Lies are part of the game. Attacking someone’s credibility is part of the game. Do not overdo it. Everyone signed up to have fun, so keep the game fun.
Mafia is a game of analysis - removing a player’s ability to analyze things is against the spirit of the game. Keep references that only a handful of players would understand to a minimum. Encoded messages, hidden text, and other such methods are a no-no. Everything you have to say or not say should be clearly readable in your post by anyone.
Respect your fellow players, and their time. Don’t be a jerk. Do not threaten to or actually get intentionally modkilled. Do not directly insult your fellow players - attack their play, but not them as a person. Mafia is a social game, and you are playing with real people, not just names on a screen. Respect other players’ right to a good game. Give the game your best effort, no matter which team you’re on. Mafia games require a time investment, and if you sign up, you’re committing to spending that time and doing your part to contribute to a good game.
Do not edit your posts except to edit minor spelling/formatting mistakes. Do not edit any messages in private chats you may be posting in. Do not quote information directly from your role PM. Only living players may post in the game thread. Do not post in the game thread during the Night phase.
You may not privately communicate with anyone except the game moderator or your mentor unless you’re specifically allowed to do so. This includes using systems outside the scope of the game to communicate something game-related. Any game-related questions should be asked via Discord or PM.
Do not use out-of-game information (such as Discord status/usage, other forum activity, other mafia activity, or real-life activity) to generate reads. Do not use out-of-game information to exert pressure or influence on this game. Do not mention out of game information in the context of explaining or speculating on a player’s alignment in this game.
Executions are majority and plurality. My/lylo (mis-execute and lose, execute and lose) will be announced at endgame, and votes will be locked then.
If you EVER have questions about the game, PM me or reach out via Discord (Prophylaxis#0650). I love having more ways to procrastinate, and caring to your every whim is one of my favorites. If you are confused, curious, or unsure about anything ever, let me know before doing anything. I will not respond to questions in the main thread unless I feel that it is necessary.
Good luck, and have fun! This is not optional.
This game will have 48-hour Day phases unless majority is reached early and 24-hour Night phases.
This game explicitly features only town and mafia alignments. This game will be of low complexity and of low power level.
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.
Make at least 15 game-related posts each day (unless day ends early). If you fail to meet this requirement, you might get replaced. For 0 posting in full game day I will force replace you without any questions.
Flavor/role claims are allowed. Do not quote information directly from your role PM. Flavor isn’t alignment indicative, but might be role indicative for some roles while being misleading or not role indicative for others. A player’s role PM will be revealed on flip.
When referring to your role PM, you may directly quote your character’s name, your role title, and any parameters your abilities should have. For the effects of your abilities, you should paraphrase; when referring to your flavor, you should summarize. If the flavor is “You are a happy red dog,” don’t tell people it’s “I’m a content crimson canine.” Summarize. Say “I’m a dog.”
Please PM me if you have any questions about claiming.
Deadline for submitting actions is one hour before the end of the phase (whether day or night).
Players will receive action feedback as “Your action was successful” or “Your action failed”. If a player attempts to use an X-shot ability and their action fails, their ability will not be refunded.
Factional kills are optional and assigned.
The town win condition is: Eliminate all threats.
The mafia win condition is: You win when your team controls the execution, or when such control is inevitable.
This game will feature mentors, which are an ideal way for newer/less experienced players to get some personal help throughout the game!
The way this will work is that a mentor may lend their help by posting /mentor in the sign-up thread, and players who are signed up may optionally request a mentor to help them with their game. (Mentors, as well as knowledge of who is mentoring who, is also public). Mentors and mentees may discuss reads privately; however, mentors should not impose their reads on their mentees. Mentors should not be discussed or referred to in the main game thread. Please let me know if you have any questions about this.
All private conversations should be copied to me (I recommend making a PM chain and inviting me and my cohost).
This game will feature a postcap of 100 posts per day. Postcap will be lifted 2 hours prior to EoD.
To sign up, post /in
To replace, post /replace
To spectate, post /spectate
To mentor, post /mentor
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