Okay, this is the plan:
As mentioned, this will be more of a traditional Mafia game, as I usually run, so the roles and rules will be pretty straightforward. Standard day and night phases will apply, and no one may vote to lynch themselves. Scheming behind the scenes is allowed, but no one may quote anything directly from a PM and I must be included in all such discussions.
There will probably be three villains, plus these roles:
Guardian (protect one person during the night phase)
Detective (learns roles during the night phase)
Alchemist (can kill one person during a night phase -- one time only)
Cupid (can pair two people as the Lovers)
So everyone who's still interested in and able to play, please do the following: send me a private message listing your top two choices of a fictional character that you would like to be.
These will not have anything to do with your assigned role, as those are given out randomly. For example, if someone chooses the character of Sherlock Holmes, they won't then be the Detective -- these roles are for fun and to add some color to the game.
You will know your chosen character during the game, and may drop in-character hints if you wish, but please do not reveal your character during game play
. They will be revealed at the end of the game or when you are eliminated. If you wish to have a death scene suitable for your chosen character (for instance, if your character is Hamlet, you might be lynched by being stabbed with a poisoned blade) then that will be arranged. :)
And three cheers for Beguile's Mistress
, who helped come up with this theme.