Hey, guys. I think I asked you after the last game what a good amount of time was to wait for votes during the Day Phase, but I just wanted to get an official poll up.
I'm generally in favor of time limits, because far too many times I've seen a good Mafia game brought to a screeching halt by someone who's MIA. Now, I understand that we cannot control things that happen in Real Life, and sometimes we lose our Internet access, etc. I can understand that. But I also don't want to keep everyone waiting on a single player. With twenty players, this promises to be a longer game than most, and I don't want it to drag on...and on...and on. When I run a game, I want people to know that as long as I'm humanly capable, it will keep going smoothly, more or less, until it comes to a natural end.
The problem with having a time limit is that someone can refuse to vote on purpose, just to avoid drawing attention, or to give anybody else any clues as to his true motivations. The shorter the time limit is, the easier it is to claim, "well, I was just busy and didn't get a chance to vote."
Thus, I generally am in favor of a compromise; a period long enough so that people don't feel like they have to get to a computer every day, but short enough so that the other players don't get bored and lose interest.
Anyway, I just wanted to know what you guys think.