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Special thanks to Isaac for writing the first version of this post, from which I have copied entire segments.


Catalogue of Games


Table of Contents

I. Introduction
II. Guidelines and Resources for Starting a New Game
III. Active Games
IV. Previous Games

Introduction

Welcome to the RPG Board, if you are interested in joining a game, this post will help you identify which games are open, and which are running. Some games can pretty much be joined at any point, others have open recruitment only before a game begins, and some may have openings from time to time if a player had to resign. Additionally, after the list of active games is a list of previously played games, to give you an idea what of what is played here. As circumstance permits, this list will include a brief description of the game, and who is playing. The person running the game will be identified as its Moderator.

Key
Games in green are actively recruiting and have not yet begun.
Games in yellow are in progress but new players are welcome.
Games in red are in progress and are not seeking new players at this time
Games in blue are pending and checking interest and have not yet begun.

Guidelines and Resources for Starting a New Game

The staple game of the board is 'RAFO Mafia', a game in which players are assigned a secret role and attempt to eliminate the opposition by vote and assassination. The game is run as a series, typically with games running back-to-back. Although there is no rule against starting a Mafia game on your own, it is frowned on as it is generally felt that only one, possibly two games of Mafia should be going on at once and there is a waiting list for those who wish to moderate, along with a prefered set of House Rules Game Moderators are expected to know.

For other games, the are no restrictions, but would-be-moderators should keep the following in mind before starting a game:

  • Most players looking to join will prefer games where the moderator (or game master) has previously been involved in games on the board and is a known, reliable quantity.
  • Most players post on a roughly daily basis into games they join, they may skip days or post multiple times in a day, but in general posting frequency is measured in daily activity. If you think the game you are going to start requires that on average players post many times a day you may have difficulties. This can cause games requiring high-frequency interaction (such as dice rolling in combat) to drag or stall the game.
  • Always keep in mind that any rule system used will be confusing to anyone who doesn't have a copy of the rules themselves. Make sure to post a copy of the rule or a link to the rules of anything you are using and to highlight any changes you make.
  • Posting images is handy for online games but only administrators of the site can place an image directly into a post. Moderators are advised, if they wish to include graphics or diagrams, to make use of a free hosting service such as Photobucket and link to the graphic. Dice rolling If a game calls for random results, then the moderator must either roll for everyone, or find a way to adapt. Rolling dice online can be accomplished quite easily with D&D;'s Dice Roller, or one can even keep a record of rolls by players at Invisible Castle where players can create a free account and make rolls and prove they rolled what they said, which looks like this
  • Active Games

    Previous Games


    Mafia Games


    Mafia 33: Discworld Mafia

    Moderator: Isaac
    Participating players: ?, Artsapat, beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Fanatic-Templar, Praziquantel, ranagrande, Sacrilicious Toast, Stephen, Taiga, Yunalesca
    Description: Very complex Mafia variant set in the Discworld setting.

    Mafia 32: No Fancy Title
    Moderator: Bergioyn
    Participating players: Artsapat, beetnemesis, Dannymac, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, Hobo, Isaac, Praziquantel, ranagrande, Sacrilicious Toast, Taiga, Yunalesca
    Description: Epic reverse mafia game with three mafia groups, all infiltrated by a townie.

    Mafia 31: Between the Candle and the Star
    Moderator: Artsapat
    Participating players: beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Dannymac, Fanatic-Templar, Hieshyn, Isaac, Taiga, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia in the setting of Babylon 5.

    Mafia 30: Paper Faces on Parade
    Moderator: Yunalesca
    Participating players: ?, Artsapat, beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Fanatic-Templar, Isaac, ranagrande, Stephen, Taiga
    Description: Mafia in the setting of Le Fantôme de l'Opéra.

    Mafia 29: Welcome to the Mafiamouth
    Moderator: Beetnemesis
    Participating players: ?, Artsapat, Bergioyn, Darth_Katie, Fanatic-Templar, Isaac, ranagrande, Stephen, Taiga, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia game set in the universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Mafia 28: Chaos in Champignac
    Moderator: Bergioyn
    Participating players: ?, Artsapat, beetnemesis, Fanatic-Templar, Isaac, ranagrande, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia in the Spirou et Fantasio setting.

    Mafia 27: StarCraft Mafia
    Moderator: Fanatic-Templar
    Participating players: ?, Artsapat, beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Isaac, ranagrande, Stephen, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia in the StarCraft setting.

    Mafia 26: Macbeth Mafia
    Moderator: ?
    Participating players: Amys, Artsapat, beetnemesis, Fanatic-Templar, Isaac, Stephen, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia in Shakespeare's Macbeth setting.

    Mafia 25: Mistborn Mafia
    Moderator: ranagrande
    Participating players: ?, Amys, beetnemesis, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, Hieshyn, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, Praziquantel, Stephen, White Flame of Tar Valon, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia in the Mistborn setting, with poetry contests and spellcasting components.

    Mafia 24: Confound!
    Moderator: Fanatic-Templar
    Participating players: ?, beetnemesis, Darth_Katie, Fox and Ravens, Hieshyn, Isaac, Kronin al’Sulc, ranagrande, Stephen, Yunalesca
    Description: Don't trust the cops.

    Mafia 23: The Dresden Files
    Moderator: Isaac
    Participating players: ?, Beetnemesis, Darth Katie, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, Ranagrande, Stephen, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia game in The Dresden Files' setting. But even if we find them, can we actually kill the mafia?

    Mafia 22: Greek Mythology Mafia
    Moderator: Kronin al'Sulc
    Participating players: ?, beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Darth_Katie, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, Gher, Hobo, Isaac, ranagrande, Scott Blademaster, Stephen, Yunalesca
    Description: It's like a mental labyrinth and the Mafia are the Minotaur. Everyone's trapped inside, but some are trapped with a monster.

    Mafia 21: The Mafia's Poorly Written Plan
    Moderator: Darth_Katie
    Participating players: ?, beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, Gher, Hobo, ranagrande, Stephen, Yunalesca
    Description: The mafia strikes in a small village filled with interesting characters.

    Mafia 20: Hikari to Yami
    Moderator: Yunalesca
    Participating players: ?, beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Darth Katie, Gher, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, Haemophilus influenzae, Hobo, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, ranagrande, Stephen
    Description: Anime characters crossover for a game of Mafia!

    Mafia 19: Superlative Crisis!
    Moderator: beetnemesis
    Participating players: ?, Amys, Bergioyn, Darth_Katie, Fanatic-Templar, Fistofpainx, Fox and Ravens, Hobo, Issac, Kronin al'Sulc, Ranagrande, White Flame of Tar Valon, Yunalesca
    Description: This year's Marvel Comics Mafia crossover event!

    Mafia 18: Pirates vs. Ninjas
    Moderator: Fanatic-Templar
    Participating players: ?, Beetnemesis, BlackAdder, Darth_Katie, Fox and Ravens, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, Kylia Skydancer, Napoleon62, Ranagrande, White Flame of Tar Valon, Yunalesca
    Description: Legendary rogues pursue their eternal rivalry in this mafia game.

    Mafia 17: Trouble in Paradise
    Moderator: ranagrande
    Participating players: Amys, Artsapat, beetnemesis, BlackAdder, Blaine, Darth_Katie, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, Hobo, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, Kylia Skydancer, Napoleon62, Talic, White Flame of Tar Valon, Yunalesca
    Description: A massive crossover to a luxury resort ends in disaster!

    Mafia 16: In the Manor of Mad Muad
    Moderator: Isaac
    Participating players: Amys, Artsapat, Bergioyn, Beetnemesis, BlackAdder, Blaine, Darth Katie, Fanatic-Templar, fistofpainx, Fox and Ravens, Gher, Hieshyn, Hobo, Kronin al'Sulc, Napoleon62, Ranagrande, Talic, White Flame of Tar Valon, Yunalesca
    Description: In The Wheel of Time's Saldaea, Mad Muad has some queer methods of rooting out Darkfriends!

    Mafia 15
    Moderator: Gher
    Participating players: beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Blaine, Darth Katie, Fanatic-Templar, fistofpainx, Fox and Ravens, Hieshyn, Hobo, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, Napoleon62, ranagrande, White Flame of Tar Valon
    Description: Deliberately generic Mafia.

    Mafia 14: Mafia in Space!
    Moderator: Kronin al'Sulc
    Participating players: beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Blaine, Darth_Katie, Fanatic-Templar, fistofpainx, Fox and Ravens, Gher, Hieshyn, Hobo, Hopper Aes Sedai, Napoleon62, ranagrande, White Flame of Tar Valon, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia on board the Tranquility, in a game based on the series Firefly.

    Mafia 13: Mafia in Kandor
    Moderator: Hieshyn
    Participating players: beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Blaine, Fox and Ravens, Murtach74, Napoleon62, ranagrande, White Flame of Tar Valon
    Description: Mafia on the Borderlands in The Wheel of Time.

    Mafia 12: The Greatest Game Ever Played
    Moderator: Darth_Katie
    Participating players: beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Blaine, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, fistofpainx, Gher, Hobo, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, Napoleon62, ranagrande, White Flame of Tar Valon, Yunalesca
    Description: Crossover Mafia game instigated as a distraction for bored deities.

    Mafia 11: Mafia in Trandan
    Moderator: Napoleon62
    Participating players: beetnemesis, Fox and Ravens, Hieshyn, Hobo, Kylia Skydancer, Murtach74, person427, Screen Name, White Flame of Tar Valon, Yunalesca
    Description: Mafia game set amidst conflict between Tairen and Illianers in The Wheel of Time's setting.

    Mafia 10: Mafia in the White Tower
    Moderator: Yunalesca
    Participating players: Darth_Katie, Fanatic-Templar, Fox and Ravens, Gher, Hobo, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, Marshall, Napoleon62, White Flame of Tar Valon
    Description: Mafia game set in The Wheel of Time's White Tower.

    Other Games

    CRISIS! - StarCraft

    Moderator: Fanatic-Templar
    Participating players: beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Isaac, ranagrande, Stephen, Taiga
    Description: The Old Families of the Confederacy compete to expand their wealth and influence across the Koprulu Sector through diplomacy, intrigue and military action.

    Choose your own Adventure!
    Moderator: Fanatic-Templar
    Participating players: ?, beetnemesis, Taiga
    Description: Cooperative storytelling with a branching narrative. What happens next?

    Coin Game 7
    Moderator: Isaac
    Participating players: ?, Amys, Artsapat, beetnemesis, Hieshyn, Stephen
    Description: Bid as low as you can, but don't submit the lowest bid! It's titled game 8 because another Coin Game 6 never really got off the ground.

    Numberwang
    Moderator: Yunalesca
    Participating players: ?, beetnemesis, Bergioyn, Darth_Katie, fistofpainx, Fox and Ravens, Kronin al'Sulc, ranagrande, Stephen
    Description: Don't ask me, I have no idea.

    Lineage - Titus Ingeniare and the Bridge of Amorce
    Moderator: Fanatic-Templar
    Participating players: Isaac
    Description: Following successive generations of characters in a fantasy adventure setting.

    Coin Game 6
    Moderator: ranagrande
    Participating players: ?, Hobo, Isaac, Stephen
    Description: Bid as low as you can, but don't submit the lowest bid! It's titled game 7 because another Coin Game 6 never really got off the ground.

    CRISIS! - Dune
    Moderator: Isaac
    Participating players: Bergioyn, Beetnemesis, Blaine, Darth_Katie, Fanatic-Templar, Kronin al’Sulc, Ranagrande
    Description: The Great Houses of the Landsdraad seek to expand their influence in a contest of might, intrigue and diplomacy, even as they face crisis after crisis.

    Coin Game 5
    Moderator: ranagrande
    Participating players: ?, beetnemesis, BlackAdder, Darth_Katie, Fanatic-Templar, Gher, Hobo, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc
    Description: Bid as low as you can, but don't submit the lowest bid!

    Coin Game 4
    Moderator: Amys
    Participating players: ?, beetnemesis, BlackAdder, Darth_Katie, Gher, Hobo, Isaac, LadyLorraine
    Description: Bid as low as you can, but don't submit the lowest bid!

    Coin Game 3
    Moderator: BlackAdder
    Participating players: ?, Amys, Artsapat, beetnemesis, Darth_Katie, Hobo, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, LadyLorraine
    Description: Bid as low as you can, but don't submit the lowest bid!

    Coin Game 2
    Moderator: Isaac
    Participating players: ?, Amys, beetnemesis, BlackAdder, Blaine, Darth_Katie, Fox and Ravens, Hobo, Kronin al'Sulc, LadyLorraine, Ranagrande
    Description: Bid as low as you can, but don't submit the lowest bid!

    Coin Game 1
    Moderator: Isaac
    Participating players: ?, Amys, beetnemesis, Fox and Ravens, Hobo, Kronin al'Sulc, LadyLorraine, Ranagrande
    Description: Bid as low as you can, but don't submit the lowest bid!

    The Breaking
    Moderator: Yunalesca
    Participating players: ?, Fanatic-Templar, Isaac, Phelix
    Description: In the devastation of The Wheel of Time's Breaking of the World, people struggle to survive in a world brought to ruin by war and mad channelers.

    Noche Negra
    Moderator: Phelix
    Participating players: Fanatic-Templar, fistofpainx, Kronin al'Sulc, LadyLorraine, Napoleon62, Yunalesca
    Description: The ruler of the Vampires has been taken, and now his subjects vie for supremacy.

    The Waves of Blood and Boar's Blood
    Moderator: Napoleon62
    Participating players: Darth_Katie, fistofpainx, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, LadyLorraine
    Description: You will meet strange people when you travel on the Sea of Blood. You could be one of them.

    The Glowing Embers and The Shadow comes to Amador
    Moderator: Fanatic-Templar
    Participating players: Darth_Katie, fistofpainx, Isaac, Kronin al'Sulc, Napoleon62
    Description: Called upon to do the dark will of Ba'alzamon, a group of Darkfriends are brought together to infiltrate the Fortress of the Light...

    The Invasion of Kandor
    Moderator: Napoleon62
    Participating players: Fanatic-Templar, fistofpainx, Fox and Ravens, Hieshyn
    Description: In The Wheel of Time's d20 setting, an unlikely band must come together to survive when the Shadow descends upon Kandor. And perhaps even strike back?

    The first rule of being a ninja is "do no harm". Unless you intend to do harm, then do lots of harm.
    ~Master Splinter

    Victorious in Bergioyn's legendary 'Reverse Mafia'. signature_images/108.gif
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