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    Reply Hexaditidom May 3rd, 2012, 5:39 pm

    Smackjeeves Mafia is a collaborative comic! It literally cannot run without you, readers, artists and GM's. Big thanks to Twentydragon for heading up the previous one. You can still make epilogue comics for SJM8 if you like.
    I'm only going to get busier as time goes on. I would like to plan another game at some point, but for now, it's up to you guys who should lead the next game.

    If you've played in at least 2 games, you are eligible to GM.

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    Twentydragon 5
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    B.Cor 7
    KreeTheBasilisk 7

    If you are on this list and are interested, say so, and have at least one game idea ready. That means a story as well as a player setup, which doesn't have to be elaborate, but should be balanced.
    After a time we'll hold a vote among potential GM's and their proposed game(s).

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    Reply KreeTheBasilisk May 3rd, 2012, 6:11 pm

    I might as well make a pitch, although I'm equally interested in hearing anyone else's pitch ;)

    ZOMBIES! There's been a zombie outbreak in the "peaceful" city of Valton! Scratching and biting like wild animals, they're quickly infecting anyone with even the lightest of injuries. Not even the robots are immune! The entire area has been put under quarantaine by the military, and a small bunch of survivors have banded together to escape!

    But alas, though they try to deny it themselves, a few of your number have already been infected. Will you be able to discover their identities before they infect you too?! :V

    - Either previous or new characters as PCs
    - Humans, robots, or possibly anyone else that makes sense in context
    - Six, Urb, Zero, and possibly others as NPC cameos :P
    - Roleplay as the most innocent mafia so far featured on SJM! :B
    - More pointless story continuity! :V
    - Standard Doctor/Police roles, unless there's a large turnout

    Reply Twentydragon May 3rd, 2012, 6:42 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: The zombie theme sounds real interesting. Sign me up!

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force May 3rd, 2012, 8:19 pm

    I'm not really planning to GM, but I do have one idea...

    Steampunk theme!

    The basis of it is that there was going to be a contest of inventions, but things go awry...

    Sabotage! Murder! KITTENS.

    Well, maybe not kittens. Maybe.
    Honestly, whichever theme is chosen, I think the more unexpected twists (or the more a particular twist is unexpected), the better! ^_^

    Reply Twentydragon May 3rd, 2012, 8:20 pm

    @Lite Side o' d Force: If we do that one, I can guarantee there will be at least one kitten.

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force May 4th, 2012, 7:47 am

    Reply Phenoix12 May 4th, 2012, 6:53 pm

    I have an idea for a round type but the problem is that it would need a good turnout to work.

    Reply MarioKong May 10th, 2012, 2:13 pm

    I dont give a damn what the theme will be, but Ill join anyway. :D

    Reply Twentydragon May 10th, 2012, 2:16 pm

    @Phenoix12: That's the issue I had with the last one. I was forced to modify it when that didn't happen.

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk May 10th, 2012, 7:21 pm

    @Twentydragon: I'm all for waiting for the turnout to build up before starting SJM9.

    Between Hex entering 2 simultaneous OCTs and your Anyone's Game, I suspect everyone could use a bit of a spare time between SJM8 and 9 anyway. Also I have a horrible art funk lately, I know exactly what I want to draw for a SJM8 epilogue but I just can't get it drawn... :S

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force May 13th, 2012, 6:47 pm

    Here's another idea, though I'll admit it isn't very original or well-developed. Could be interesting, though...

    Agatha Christie wrote a book called And Then There Were None, which was based on the rhyme "The Ten Little Indians" (I know, terrible values dissonance... XP). Ten people are invited to an island and stranded there due to a squall. They live in a mansion on the island; however, none of their slates are clean. So when people begin to be killed in ways similar to the rhyme, the murderer is hard to find.

    Obviously, just the theme of the book wouldn't be enough. It would have to have a really good theme twist and some interesting variation.

    Terrible example: And Then There Was None... in SPACE! :D (Yeah, no.)

    The thing that would make it the most different from previous mafia games is that, game lingo aside, nobody is entirely "innocent." They all have done terrible things, be they intentional or unintentional...

    Anyway, just throwing that out there. It's just an allusion, a skeletal structure, or some close relative of what it might actually turn out to be. :S

    EDIT: Also, if it were to follow a rhyme or "prophecy" of some sort, it wouldn't have to follow the original poem. That kind of goes without saying, but I thought I should clarify.

    Reply reangerer May 13th, 2012, 10:40 pm

    No PromisesI'm in

    Reply Twentydragon May 14th, 2012, 7:42 pm

    @Lite Side o' d Force: That sounds fun! =D

    Reply Hexaditidom May 16th, 2012, 8:43 am

    Cool stuff Lite Side and Kree!

    I got an idea, not for #9 but some later one, probably #10: Tournament of champions! All characters are winners of previous games.

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk May 16th, 2012, 8:48 am

    @Hexaditidom: Hah, neat idea. Chook, Mikhail, or Six & Urb.... hrmm... that would be a tough choice :P

    Reply Twentydragon May 16th, 2012, 6:18 pm

    @Hexaditidom: If we're limited to our own characters, that kinda rules me (and maybe a few others) out.

    Reply Hexaditidom May 16th, 2012, 11:25 pm

    It does, unfortunately. But it's a small pool, so it'll be a short game.

    Reply Brokor May 22nd, 2012, 2:46 pm

    I'd join, but I don't think you've posted the joining times yet...

    Reply lizard-socks June 2nd, 2012, 9:04 pm

    If we did Lite Side's thing with all the people who have done bad stuff, Kelper would be in for sure.

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force June 15th, 2012, 5:21 pm

    Well, I thought part of the mystery would be figuring the dark sides of each other's characters along the way...
    Just to clarify.

    Reply Marcus Brigade June 16th, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Um, I've had a good break and i'm ready to jump back into the mafia games! And I'm all for Kree's Idea.

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force June 24th, 2012, 8:07 am

    If that's the case, then I probably won't be able to participate. I'm going on vacation soon. :(

    Reply MrStarster July 25th, 2012, 11:25 pm

    I leave for some time and one of my fav comics is not updating? Then again I'm supose to be helping and havn't updated or played in a bit...

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force July 26th, 2012, 9:22 am

    Well, I think everyone's been busy with their summers. Still, I hope this comic hasn't died. <:(

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk August 2nd, 2012, 3:06 am

    @Lite Side o' d Force: I've had a major art block that's been bugging me for a while now, which put a damper on my plans to create a few more epilogue pages for SJM8, and of course SJM9... :O

    I'm thinking I should try to warm back up with epilogue/interlude/filler pages until I get my Mafia legs back or something.

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force August 7th, 2012, 10:23 am

    @KreeTheBasilisk: :/ That's too bad. I hope your art block goes away soon.

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk August 21st, 2012, 8:56 am

    Just as a heads up for anyone curious, I'm 80% done lineart for a new epilogue page for Zero. Hopefully this is the start of me drawing more Mafia art:
    - Aforementioned page
    - 1 or 2 more of Zero's epilogue
    - Another group character shot
    - Possibly some short text reflections on past Mafia games, if anyone's interested in seeing that?
    - Possibly other suggestions?
    - Mafia 9 concept art...

    Reply lizard-socks August 31st, 2012, 4:54 pm

    I think raw text descriptions of things are underrated. :)

    EDIT: Hey, I just drew a little thing, not really related to the next game, but to previous ones. Should I post it here? And if so, should we continue discussion on there, or keep it on this thread?

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk September 2nd, 2012, 7:52 am

    Well I got that page finished at last! Hopefully more to come after it.

    Reply lizard-socks September 2nd, 2012, 12:20 pm

    Oh hey, you can post comics out of order? Good to know.

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force September 3rd, 2012, 6:08 pm

    @KreeTheBasilisk: Great job! :D Really intriguing plot twist!

    In regards to the possibility of a zombie mafia game, I hate to say it, but I'm not really interested. <:/

    What I DO really want is a game that supports a particular character which I've brewed up recently and am really looking forward to using. :D

    I know, this world isn't perfect, sacrifice for the desire of the many...

    Anyway, just letting you know my thoughts.

    Reply lizard-socks September 3rd, 2012, 9:25 pm

    Maybe just to get enrollment up, we could do a character free-for-all, and only decide on a storyline once all the characters are in...

    Reply Twentydragon September 4th, 2012, 2:15 am

    @lizard-socks: That's a really cool idea. I second this!

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk September 4th, 2012, 2:21 am

    @Twentydragon: But how would it be any different from the usual turnout? (Insert trollface here)

    But to be serious, I kinda prefer the limits forcing me to be more resourceful with character creation/recycling :P

    Reply Twentydragon September 4th, 2012, 2:27 am

    @KreeTheBasilisk: We could have the GM be resourceful this time.

    Reply KreeTheBasilisk September 4th, 2012, 7:41 am

    @Twentydragon: GMing is a whole other kettle of fish, isn't it? :P

    I wasn't saying I'm against any character (My last one was literally a lamp, after all XD ), I just personally enjoy a good challenge to design/recycle a character to fit a target setting.

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force September 4th, 2012, 10:54 am

    @lizard-socks: The trick to my character is that the important parts of him are revealed later on, so it might not be immediately obvious which theme best accommodates him... still, that could work. :/

    Very thoughtful of you to suggest it. ^_^

    Reply lizard-socks September 4th, 2012, 7:48 pm

    Reply lizard-socks September 9th, 2012, 8:08 pm

    I'm considering trying my hand at being a GM, but my biggest concern is whether I'll be able to draw all the characters. My drawing style isn't as adaptable as some of yours (but it's getting better!) I also need to see if my schedule will allow it, but I think I'd be able to make time.

    Reply Marcus Brigade September 11th, 2012, 1:15 pm

    I MUST get back to this comic, I believe we still have a few plot holes


    Reply lizard-socks September 12th, 2012, 7:36 pm

    Don't expect me to draw a fighting scene :P

    Reply Phenoix12 September 28th, 2012, 11:55 pm

    Someone needs to start this thing!

    Reply Lite Side o' d Force September 30th, 2012, 3:37 pm

    Well, I have an idea...

    I could post that character I mentioned, and see if it turns a few wheels.

    I feel like that might be something that's not allowed, though.

    EDIT: immediate protests? Well, then!

    Reply reangerer January 29th, 2013, 6:08 pm

    random ideaSJM 9 Ultra secure prison?

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