Here is the Wikipedia article on the game.
Here are Smogon's terms of Mafia.
Please read/skim through one of the provided links before joining the game, or have me explain the game to you.
Here's a quick summary:
Mafia is a popular party game of cooperation where there are people who are informed against the people who aren't informed. Lots of lying, manipulation, puppetry, and partnerships are conjured in this game!
The mafia game for URPG member-exclusive only!
The theme of the game will be Pokemon.
1. Mafia wins as last players standing.
Villagers win with Mafia and Rogue(s) eliminated.
Rogue(s) win as last player standing.
2.Each day will be 48 hours long. Each night will be 24 hours long.
Night 0 will occur first, opening at 0:00 GMT-8 and Day 1 will occur after on 0:00 GMT-8.
Just before the first night, I'll send ya'll roles PMs.
3. At day, you are allowed to vote No Lynch.
4. Once you are out of the game, you may not post on this thread nor contact the current roster over the topic of PokeMafia any other way. You can be reported from infraction.
5. Stay active, or be godkilled. <--Normally ruins any game
6. Once the game starts, you can not refer to this game via VMs. Please keep all conversation within this thread, PMs or AIM.
7. NO TALKING AT NIGHT! Please communicate instead via AIM or PM.
8. If you are to ever change your name on the duration of this game, please notify me!
9. Want to falsify a role? PM me for a fabrication.
10. Screenshots may not be used within this thread.
11. Lastly, IF YOU ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IN THIS GAME, DO NOT POST HERE OR YOU WILL BE IN TROUBLE.
3. -Pichu Boy-
17. Morru Magnum
This is an example of a Role PM
You are Haunter. You are a frightening and scary looking ghost Pokemon with a creepy purple hue. Unlike your appearance, you are quite a good and cunning Pokemon and you are teamed with the Village. Every night, you may send to me a PM saying "Stalk [Username]". By stalking this target, you'll figure out who they've got in touch with over the night. The description of what they've done will not be revealed. The target you decide to stalk will be notified at the end of night that they felt something strange following their tracks.
Your role is valuable and important for the survival of the village. You and the village will win if the last survivors of the game are villagers.
The more you figure out about the secrets of the village and the mafia, the more you will be convinced to switch sides often. You may just figure that being part of the mafia is more advantageous than dying with the village or the other way around. I will notify you if you have the urge to switch sides, you may either decline or accept the offer.
Once a person has died, their role PM will be revealed to the entire game in this thread. The lines below the "---" border would sometimes.. mysteriously vanish...