OK, here's my idea.....
The Constable, at the end of each game "day", will have Two Options.
1.) Talk to Informant
: The moderator (as the informant) can provide the Constable with Information about the Players via PM. There are two choices when Talking to the Informant:
- The Informant will provide the Constable with two pieces of information on two randomly determined players. This info will be in the form of "Player A is not La Cosa Nostra" format, and will effectively narrow down the potential groups a player might be in to two.
- Instead of this randomly determined information the Constable may directly question the informant as to the affiliation of one player.
2.) Make an Arrest
: The Constable may Arrest a Player and take them into custody by notifying the moderator via PM. Arrested players then face a Trial by Jury and possible lynching.
Trial By Jury
At the beginning of each game "day" the moderator will randomly select three "jurors". These jurors will not know the others' identities, and will not be notified that they are jurors unless an arrest is made. In the event that an arrest is made these Jurors will be notified via PM that a trial is taking place.
NOTE: Resident Jurors may NOT notify other residents that an arrest has been made. Yakuza or Mafia Jurors may notify the other members of their syndicates.
The three jurors (without knowing the other jurors' identities) will be asked to place a vote of "guilty" or "innocent" for the arrested player. 2 or more Guilty votes constitutes a "Conviction", at which time the player is lynched. 2 or more Innocent votes constitutes an "Acquittal", and the player will be "released" back into play the following game "day".
NOTE: Acquitted Players cannot
be murdered by the Lopper, Yakuza, or La Cosa Nostra the night they are "in custody".
Information on Arrests and Trials will be released in the "Evening News" portion of each game day along with the name and affiliation of the player lynched by the Residents Watch (the townspeople). In the event a trial ends in acquittal jurors names will NOT be released. If a trial ends in conviction and lynching the jurors names WILL be released.
Assassinating the Constable
The Constable must attempt to keep his identity secret. Each Game "Night" the two Criminal Syndicates will be asked the identity of the constable. If BOTH syndicates correctly guess the Constable's identity the Constable is assassinated in a hail of gunfire.
NOTE: In the event that fewer than 5 players remain, or if the Constable is assassinated, Arrests and Trials will cease.
Feedback and Suggestions would be appreciated.