These questions are meant to help create a mafia forum that not only meets your needs and wants, but to develop the best Mafia forum on the internet. Parts of the goal will take time, but we can’t even take the first steps without defining what the best Mafia forum should be.
We need your help for that.
But first, let me explain some of our goals.
We want the site to be exceptionally newbie friendly.
We want newbie-friendly games to be fun and casual while still introducing players to how the game works.
We want newbies to be able to join a game right away, not stand in a queue.
We want newbie-friendly games to have interesting and fresh designs, not a cookie cutter design that gets reused year after year.
We want newbie-friendly games to be fairly short in duration, not a multi-month commitment.
We want newbie-friendly games to be interesting and fresh to experienced players, too.
Above all, we want newbie-friendly games to be friendly.
We also want the forum to be welcoming, fun, and challenging for experienced players. We want players to be able to play within their comfort zones when that’s what they want, and to challenge themselves with amazing and scary player lists when that’s what they want. We want members to feel like they can give back to the community by teaching newer players how to play the game.
We want the forum to be a stellar place for game designers and hosts to design and run games that will be respected, appreciated, and fully explored.
And we want to think about every aspect of forum mafia with similar optimism and detail.
This morning, I hit up a few people, including some non-M451 members with some questions about what makes a mafia forum great. It was a good way to test some questions and see if the feedback would be useful. Now Ellibereth, Chesskid, and I want to throw the questions open to everyone who joins M451.
So here they are (plus a bonus question!)
1. What do you like/want in a mafia forum experience?
2. What makes games enjoyable to you?
3. What makes games not fun?
4. What else do you want from your forum community?
If you’ve already answered these questions in discord, please feel welcome (but not obligated) to expound here as well. If you would like to expand on your thoughts via PM we’d love to read what you have to say.