From the Mafia XXXII thread:
I know some other had some different mafia ideas that we have though might not fit with the mafia brand. I believe now would be a good time to host something a bit different. It just won't officially be Mafia XXXIII.
On an old forum I used to be a part of, we'd have ‘survival’ style games.
A special forum would be made for it and every few days, a new challenge was posted, and the winner would gain immunity.
The challenges would be stuff like, who gets the highest score in an online tetris game, or who can make the best looking graphic, or even aim/msn “quiz” shows where a mod asked questions and the first player that replied with the right answer got the point.
Anyway, after the challenges were over, everyone would pq their nominations to a mod to kick out one person for that day.
Underneath all this, players were allowed to make secret alliances to kick out certain people, or make pacts to be the last 2 in the game, and compete against each other in that last round. The catch is, all these pq's and aim conversations had to be recorded. At the end of the game, everyone posted all their old conversations in their own personal threads so everyone could see the deals that were made behind their backs.
One game I played in had one person make a pact with literally everyone in the game, and backstabbed every single one of them. When played ambitiously, the game gets really fun and competitive.
I'm mentioning this since it's similar to the mafia games, and as an alternative to the current way things are done. A lot of people seem to have lost interest in the game and that's a bit sad.