I had kind of assumed you were an alt of xyem's or something. If you're not xyem, then xyem isn't in this game (he never even posted in the signup thread once).
I just thought he would be playing. I've seen him play this mafia-thingy before, so I just assumed.
The game is called mafia, the theme can vary. Even in a game that's actually mafia themed only a few players are mafia, the rest are usually town (good guys). If you honestly have no idea what's going on you really really
need to have a look at the flash tutorial
(which Damnation has been naughty and not linked to!)
Thanks for the link. Do I need to read the whole thing? That's so much to read!
And what's with all the seemingly random votes going around? I don't see the purpose to all this. This is getting more and more confusing.
Here are the most important things to keep in mind, for now:
Some players are Town, some players are Mafia. Mafia is trying to eliminate Town, Town is trying to eliminate Mafia. Town can vote on one person to lynch during the day, and Mafia picks someone to kill during the night. Twist is, none of us knows the alignment of anyone else. So it's a game about trying to read people and figure out what's going on. This isn't everything you need to know by any means, but it's the basic setup for the game.
At the moment, none of us have anything to work with, so we're just throwing out random votes (known as "RVS stage"). Since this is only my second game, I'm not sure exactly how/why RVS gets things going... but it's traditional... :P. Plus it gives people a chance to do some friendly needling of other players that they know from previous games. For instance, in game 9 I was completely convinced that Red_Baron was mafia, and was confidently hollering it from the rooftops...until he died and ended up being town -___-. So naturally...RVS Red_Baron!
It's overwhelming at first... but just try to go with the flow. And most importantly... NEVER TAKE WHAT'S SAID OR DONE HERE PERSONALLY. Don't be hurt or angry if someone starts putting pressure on you for something that seems inconsequential, and don't feel like people are ganging up on you. That's just part of the game.