Hey, so I got to submit a description of myself as a player to Thingyman by tomorrow. I think I'm just about finished, but I wanted to see if any of you blokes would like to add in any details or help me spice it up! I am a representative for the community, so I want to represent us well.
Task: [Insert whatever information or fun facts that you wish here. Talk about your mafia-related accolades, impressive stats, fun anecdotes, favorite role to play, strengths and weaknesses, your approach to the game, other players' quotes about you, or take out the piss on the whole thing and make some jokes. The ball is entirely in your court, this will be how you present yourself to your fellow competitors and to the 136 spectating communities.
Feel free to enlist the help of your community to make this bio]
Bio So Far: Upon my arrival to my forum's mafia section, "The Underground," I apparently had an insight about the game that has been quoted on their splash page ever since: "It's like a crossword puzzle that compulsively lies and keeps trying to kill you." And I'd like to think I aspire to this description for myself as a player as well, but overall, I'm here for some analytical fun.
I mainly use mafia as a way to enhance my acting and language skills, because the entire game seems to rely on choosing the right words to avoid suspicion. I love variants (such as One Night Ultimate Werewolf) and I think a personal achievement of mine is having won several games as the Disgusier role on EpicMafia between my friends.
As Collector Elwood has posted himself, he's playing in the game starting tomorrow.
I want to talk about and spectate the game - what do I do?
If you wish to actively spectate and show support for your representative, then there are two ways of doing this.
1) There will be a private spectator thread on the site for each game that you may request access to. Simply register on the site and PM the user "Thingyman", and I will add you. Feel free to spectate games that your representative isn't in as well. These threads are published after the game completes.
2) We have a spectator chat on Skype, with currently more than 200 people in it. It's very active and fun, I highly suggest you join it if you have Skype. Just add me: thingyman. Please let me know which community you hail from when adding me.
None of these two chats/threads will be spoiled!
Finally, we kindly ask that you refrain from commenting too much on the games in public on this forum, as the other representatives will easily be able to find and read through this (as has happened in the past). I can't control what you do here, but out of respect for the integrity of this Championship, it's best if you don't discuss your reads on your representative or the other players or make comments that could potentially indicate your reads. I.e. even something like "oh man, our representative is totally being his usual self right now" is not good. Speaking very generally about what has happened so far in the game (so as to update your fellow community members) without commenting on it is fine though.
I hope this doesn't seem too strict to you guys, but the game can become very uncomfortable (and unfair) if there is discussion about it outside of the game thread. If you want to have your own private spectator chat, that is of course also totally fine and I even encourage it (I'd love to be added if you make one of these)
I wish your representative and your community all the best of luck for this season!