SRK Mafia XVIII: Phoenix Wright - Back in Session -- SIGN UPS CLOSED!


Welcome to the eighteenth edition of SRK Mafia! This one will be the last one before the All-Star break, and it’s a throwback game! This would be a great time to jump in and test your mettle for the next All-Star game! Special thanks to @NoodleHead for introducing this very awesome format to SRK, and hope you come back to us soon! Also, a big thumbs up to @AlphaCommando for the awesome role cards that he has been so kind as to share so that I can recycle them for this game.

Phoenix, having survived his last excursion to the alternate universes, finds himself trapped yet again. The death of an old friend leads him to once again help the Jury snuff out the Corrupt. But this time, everything is more than it seems…

Overall game idea (if you’re new to Mafia games):
30 people get thrown into a situation where you don’t know who to trust. Each day the Jury Members get together and decides to kill somebody, to try and find The Corrupt. After a vote, the person with the most votes is killed by the Jury Members. At night, everyone goes back to their beds to sleep, and The Corrupt get their turn to kill people. If The Corrupt have the same amount of people as the Jury, they win the game. If the Jury Members kill all The Corrupt, they win. You win or lose as a team, not individually, so do your best to help your team out!

25 Person sign up
19/18 Town
6/7 Mafia (See below)




Franziska Von Karma: Elite Detective (Detective/UC) – In addition to the regular civ’s duty, the Undercover has the power to investigate a single target every night. The affiliation will be revealed to the UC at the end of the night (INNOCENT targets will return INNOCENT/GUILTY targets will return GUILTY). If the UC chooses to target themself, or if the UC’s target matches those of dUC’s, Medic’s, or Mafia’s [NO KILL] on the same night, the result will return “INCONCLUSIVE.” The UC cannot investigate players who are already dead. Moreover, UC’s investigation on dUC/Vigilante will yield “GUILTY.”

Dick Gumshoe: Foolish Detective (Detective/dUC) – In addition to the regular civ’s duty, the Dumbass Undercover has the power to investigate a single target every night. The OPPOSITE of the target’s true affiliation will be revealed to the dUC at the end of the night (INNOCENT targets will return GUILTY/GUILTY targets will return INNOCENT). If the dUC chooses to target themself, or if the dUC’s target matches those of UC’s, Medic’s, or Mafia’s [NO KILL] on the same night, the result will return “INCONCLUSIVE.” The dUC cannot investigate players who are already dead. Moreover, the dUC’s investigation on a UC/Vigilante will yield “INNOCENT.”


  1. When receiving “UC” roles, both UC and dUC will only know themselves as “UC.” The identity of dUC will not be revealed until the end of the game. No matter which UC is killed during the game, the story will only reveal that the “UC” is dead.
  2. [Evidence Theft]: The name of the dUC’s target will be revealed to the Mafia next day. However, it does not reveal the target’s role. During the game, if one of the UC’s dies, the mafia will stop receiving the names of the investigation target from that point and onward, regardless of which UC is killed. If the Mafia side chooses to go for Option #2 of {Turnabout Dilemma}, then the names of the investigated from both UC and dUC will be given to mafia every night until one of the UC’s dies (i.e. [Evidence Counterfeit]).
  3. The UC’s or dUC’s night action will be interrupted if they are protected by the Medic, and/or are the target of [NO KILL] for the night. The investigation result will return as “BOTCHED.”
  4. If UC/dUC happens to investigate the target that is “protected” by the medic, and/or is the target of Mafia’s [NO KILL], the result will return as “INCONCLUSIVE.”

Maya Fey: Spirit Medium (Medic) – In addition to the regular civ’s duty, the Medic gets to protect a single target (except themself) every night from Vigilante and/or Mafia’s kills.


  1. If the Medic happens to protect a special civ, they will also interrupt his action. The Vigi cannot kill on the same night as they are protected by the Medic, and the UC/dUC cannot investigate on the same night as they are under protection by the Medic (i.e. “BOTCHED”).
  2. If the UC/dUC’s night target is “protected” by the Medic, the investigation result will be “INCONCLUSIVE.”
  3. The Medic’s protection for the night becomes ineffective under Mafia’s [NO KILL].

Diego Armando: Rogue Proscutor (Vigilante) – In addition to the regular civ’s duty, the Vigilante gains one stock kill at night for each special civ kill by Mafia at night. The Vigilante also gains a stock kill if Mafia enacts [SACRIFICE] as the UC or the Medic. The Vigi’s kill stock resets to 0 if the Mafia enacts [SACRIFICE] as the Vigilante. The Vigilante starts off the game with 0 stock kills. If a UC/dUC/Medic is killed, the Vigilante gains a kill stock on the next night. If investigated, the investigation result for the Vigilante comes back as “GUILTY” when investigated by UC, and is “INNOCENT” when investigated by dUC.


  1. The Vigilante may store all their kill stock for as long as they want, as long as they are alive. However, they can only kill one person per night.
  2. The Vigilante’s night action will be interrupted by the Medic if the Vigilante is under their protection for the night, or if Vigilante is the target of [NO KILL].
  3. The Vigilante’s kill stock is reset to 0 if the Mafia enacts [SACRIFICE] as the Vigilante, or when Vigilante is killed during the game.
  4. The Vigilante’s kill stock count is reported whenever the condition of stock increment/decrement is met, regardless of the Vigilante’s status.

Jury Member - Standard civilian role. You must do what it takes to help vote out The Corrupt.



The Corrupt (Mafia) - In addition to the regular civ’s duty, the Mafia may kill one player per night. The Mafia may also use [NO KILL] or [SACRIFICE] as they see fit.

[NO KILL] - If the Mafia side enacts [NO KILL], the night will end with a fabricated story that a Player (of the Mafia’s choice) is targeted by Mafia but is protected by the Medic. [NO KILL] is enacted before the Medic and the Vigi’s action. Under [NO KILL]:

  • The Mafia cannot kill or [SACRIFICE] for the night.
  • The Medic’s protection for the night becomes ineffective.
  • Both [NO KILL] and the Medic’s “protected” targets are “INCONCLUSIVE” upon investigation.
  • The Vigi is able to kill the target of Medic’s protection, but not the target of [NO KILL].
  • If the Vigi is the target of [NO KILL], the Vigi’s action is interrupted.
  • If the UC/dUC is the target of [NO KILL], the targeted UC/dUC’s investigation will return as “BOTCHED.”

[SACRIFICE] - If the Mafia side enacts [SACRIFICE], the identity of the dead Mafia member may be revealed in the write-up as any civilian roles (Regular, Vigi, Medic, or UC) of their choice, and is allowed a last gasp. In [SACRIFICE] mode, the Cause of Death can be fabricated to their own liking (i.e. killed by Vigi, or killed by Mafia). Such a move will NOT change the dead mafia’s affiliation. (Therefore, if mafia side wins, he wins.) Under [Sacrifice]:

  • The Mafia cannot kill for the night.
  • The [Sacrifice] may be “saved” by the Medic if they are the target of the Medic’s protection for the night.
  • If the [Sacrifice] chooses the UCs or the Medic as their Cause of Death, The Vigi gains a kill stock.
  • If the [Sacrifice] chooses the Vigi as their Cause of Death, the [Sacrifice] must choose another player to be protected by the Medic from the Mafia in the write-up. The Vigi loses a kill stock as a result.
  • if the Mafia enacts [SACRIFICE] as the Vigi, The actual Vigi’s kill stock will be reset to 0.

Turnabout Mechanic:

This is a special mechanic that will be chosen before the start of the game by The Corrupt. They choose one of two options:

Option #1: An extra mafia member (+1, chosen by the Mafia side) with the above rules. Only the dUC’s investigating target will be given to mafia side every night until one of the two UCs is killed. [Evidence Theft]


Option #2: No bonus mafia member, but Mafia receive names from both UC and dUC’s investigated targets every night (in the form of UC: player 1; dUC: player2) until one of the two UC’s is killed. [Evidence Counterfeit][/details]


The game will cycle between day phase and night phase. In order to keep things consistent, we will be running a 48 hour cycle split into 2 phases, which will always start/stop at the same time.

Day phase will last 36 hours. (11PM to 11AM EST/11AM to 11PM ChST) During this phase, players must decide who they want to lynch. All votes are done publicly in the thread, and may be changed up until deadline.

Players who do not submit their lynch vote before the deadline for two day phases will be DQ’d. (This is two day phases, period, and no longer two consecutive day phases. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND, AS THIS IS A RULE CHANGE) They will be listed as dead, and their role revealed. They will not receive a last gasp if they are a Jury Member.

Night phase will last 12 hours. (11AM to 11PM EST/11PM to 11AM ChST) During this phase, The Corrupt must decide who they want to kill to use [SACRIFICE] or [NO KILL]. People with night actions must PM their choices before the deadline.

Talking is allowed during all phases.

Night Phase Order of Actions:

[NO KILL] -> Maya -> Franziska/Gumshoe -> Mafia Night Kill/[SACRIFICE] -> Diego -> Turnabout

No Lynch is always a valid voting choice at all phases of the game. You must vote publicly in the thread, and may change your vote up until the the last minute of the day phase. Let me iterate it by saying I WILL NOT COUNT ANY VOTE THAT HAS A TIME STAMP ONE MINUTE AFTER DEADLINE. Basically, :00 good, :01 bad.

Last Gasp
When a townsfolk is killed, they are able to make a last gasp. PM me with your message and I will post it into the thread; do not post into the thread yourself. If you feel the need to make a post in game after your death, keep it non game related (“nice game guys”) and keep it to one post only. Posting anything game related after death will result in a ban, the length of which will be determined by myself, Pimp Willy, SWBeta, and NoodleHead, possibly others should others begin running games.

People Banned From Playing:
Combo_Knight (2 game ban)
bloodymess (1 game ban)
Exodus. (2 game ban)
GodotsRevenge (2 game ban)
Sumazndude (2 game ban)

Notes On Game Size:
We should be able to scale down the game if we cannot get 30, and scale it up if we have a huge interest. But I’d like to aim for 30 people.

First dibs go to people who have played before, as well as people who registered pre 2013 (just to avoid new people who won’t necessarily follow the game). We’ve had a big problem with inactivity in the past, and I’d like to make sure people are interested. So if you are a 2013er/2014er, that doesn’t mean you’re automatically out, it will come down to my discretion, so still sign up!

The game will start at 11:00 AM CST (Central Standard Time). This will start the first day phase. The first day phase will last 48 hours. Be sure to check in on the thread during this time if you are in the game.

If you want some examples of past games, check out the leaderboard thread for the entire list.

Current Sign Ups:

  1. Augustus
  2. Saitsu
  3. orochizoolander
  4. AlphaCommando
  5. ForgeDigger
  6. crucades
  8. RadicalFuzz
  9. Vynce
  10. Hecatom
  11. XthAtGAm3RGuYX
  12. IWinALot
  13. jasonC
  14. Pimp Willy
  15. Bious
  16. Blindknagg
  17. Icege
  18. Synonym
  19. The Co-Jones
  20. Aidebit
  21. SoVi3t
  22. The Chief
  23. DukeC
  24. great cow lord
  25. Dandyman90


  1. DarkGeneral

Point Accruances In This Game:
Participate in the game: 1 point
You win as an Jury Member: 2 points
You win as The Corrupt: 3 points
You survive until the end of the game: 1 point
You survive with a Jury role: 1 point (adds on to the above point)
You win as The Corrupt without losing the turnabout: 1 point
Jury: You are part of the majority on a lynch that kills The Corrupt: 1 point
Franziska/Dick: You successfully investigate The Corrupt: 1 point
Franziska/Dick: Your investigation comes back inconclusive: -1 point
Maya: You successfully protect a Jury Member from a night kill: 1 point
Maya: You successfully protect The Corrupt from a night kill: -1 point
Maya: You commit a sikwidit (protect Franziska or Dick): -1 point
Diego: You successfully kill The Corrupt: 1 point

SRK Mafia Leaderboard & Forum Game Queue

Signing up.

I am now a frog.


How ironic that GR can’t play in this game (actually, I don’t remember him playing the original as well).

Anyway, it involves AA so it has to involve me. Plus I have to make up for my shameful debut performance. So I’m in.


Sorry, I said I wouldn’t play if we start adding rules around post counts and I’m sticking to it, gl all


I know, it’s just not as fun with me busting you. :coffee:

Oh wait, no more coffee.


Rule 10 is currently under peer review.

I’ll let you know what changes, if anything.


I’m in as usual.


I said I’d play in this before but I’m gonna pass actually. Figured I’d state as much before somebody tags me


Oh man, this is going to be weird playing this game. But surely I have an advantage in this one. Right?


Just got the OP updated with Alpha’s awesome role cards.

I’d love to see some of the crew back from the last PW game.

Looking at @NinetiesArcade, @SSRagna, @pietastic, @Immaculate for sure right now.




wheres the manual for this game at? :mad:


It’s basically in the OP:

Every day, you’re supposed to try to vote out mafia if you’re civilian. If you’re mafia, you have to try to deceive the civilians into thinking you’re civilian. Mafia kills someone at night. Mafia knows who each other is, but civilians don’t know who each other is.

If you have a special role, you just do what’s on the role card each night.


k id like to sign up then, dont hate on me if I suck too hard


sign me up


Sign me up. Hopefully this won’t turn out like every other PW game I play where it just sits there collecting dust.

Also have a friend or 2 that may want to play. I’ll let them speak for themselves if/when they get here, but I still thought everyone should know.


And thus we give Her, the RNGoddess Herself, this, our daily roll. We ask not for Her Grace, ask only for Her guidance.

That being said call me Shulk cause I’m FEELIN IT this game!

See, 8th spot again! LETSGO




Also going to decide who the next interview will be very soon.

I’ll PM the lucky victim celebrity when it is decided.


@Vynce are you going to get in here and bust some Marvels?