Serenity Mafia
Can't stop the signal!
Game information
Host Hirkala
Link Game thread: Serenity Mafia BTSC threads
Size 16 Players (Large)
Start Date 11.09.2010
Winning Faction Baddies
Roster 1) NickFleming

2) Marquessa
3) Fox
4) Limey
5) Framm18
6) Izzy
7) Molly Mae
8) EDM
9) LJayden
10) onetruth
11) Lionheart
12) Filly
13) Glycereine
14) golfjunkie
15) Riranor
16) Merkal

First to Die Glycereine
Last Remaining Onetruth
MVP none
Awards Nominated for Best Mafia Game Brandos 2010

Serenity Mafia was a game developed and hosted by Hirkala based off of the cult classic film, Serenity.

It began on September 11th, 2010 and ended in an extremely close Baddie win in N7 (September 26th, 2010).

Game Mechanics

Serenity Mafia ran as a modified standard mafia game. It consisted of 3 Baddie roles with BTSC, 10 Goodie roles (with some BTSC possible) and 3 Indy roles (without BTSC). One of the goodies (Jayne) could be turned to the baddie side. Also there were some secret abilities on the goodie side.


  • Ties always result in no lynch
  • NK is not carried out by one of the baddies (group ability)

Role Description

WinCon - Defeat all Baddies and Reavers

  • CPT Malcolm Reynolds - Protects his crew; Has 2 RID guesses per night; If correct, player joins BTSC; Has BTSC with Mr Universe
  • Zoe Washburne - Warrior woman who hits someone in the head and blocks their action
  • Hoban "Wash" Washburne - Ace Pilot; Keeps all on board (in BTSC) safe from being lynched; Vote counts for 0, 1 or 2
  • Inara Serra - Uses her feminine wiles to charm a player and steal their action (random)
  • Jayne Cobb - Can redirect an action each night; If offered the correct amount will turn on the CPT and capture one of the Tams
  • Kaylee Frye - Has 1 RID guess per night; If she locates the CPT or Mr Universe, she joins BTSC and backs up Mr Universe's role
  • Dr Simon Tam - Has 1 attempt to guess injured player's role; If correct, injured player is healed (Can act again)
  • River Tam - Can spy one player each night; Can submit a list each night with as many names as desired, will be told if a Reaver is on the list
  • Shepard Book - Saves one player each night
  • Mr Universe - Keeps the truth of the signal; Has 1 RID guess per night; If correct, player joins BTSC; If killed, BTSC is removed (unless Kaylee has joined)

WinCon - Kill Mal & Capture the Tams - BTSC/Night Kill - Can offer Jayne a price between 0-2M - Can enter 3 digit code to trigger River; If triggered, she will injure a random crew member

  • The Operative - Can capture one person per night; Unless a Tam, prisoner is released the following night
  • Parliament - Can spy one player per night; Can also block a vote during lynch
  • Blue Hands - Can redirect one action per night; Can also injure a player and remove them from one day phase

WinCon - Must Kill 5 Players Themselves

  • 3 Reavers - Each night, each Reaver has 2 RID guesses; If all 3 are correct, player dies; If a Reaver dies, ability passes to remaining Reaver(s); If RID is correct, player may send a 1-word message to random Reaver

Host's Summary

Game Idea and Expectations

I am a huge fan of the TV show Firefly and the movie it spawned - Serenity. I wanted to incorporate every character within the story, even the ones that weren't in the movie (Blue Sun Agents.) In order to do so, I realized that I would have to run the story as if no deaths had occurred and all of the characters were still in the same state as they would have been had those deaths not taken place. I wanted to make it very confusing and difficult, yet still keep it very balanced. When it was all completed, I felt I had created a very even game that could go any way for any faction regardless of a few deaths or lack of experience.


Night 1

Special commendations

Host disappointments

Alternate endings

Winning Faction


  • Marquessa - The Operative
  • Framm - Parliament
  • Izzy - Blue Hands
  • onetruth - Jayne

MVP: none (host decision)

Day and Night Posts

End of Game Roster

  1. NickFleming - Wash - Lynched D6
  2. Marquessa - The Operative - Killed N3
  3. Fox - River - Captured
  4. Limey - Inara - Killed N7
  5. Framm - Parliament - Killed N4
  6. Izzy - Blue Hands - Lynched D4
  7. Molly Mae - Zoe - Lynched D2
  8. EDM - Mal - Killed N4
  9. LJayden - Book - Killed N5
  10. onetruth - Jayne
  11. Lionheart - Reaver - Lynched D5
  12. Filly - Mr Universe - Killed N5
  13. Glycereine - Kaylee - Killed N2
  14. golfjunkie - Reaver - Killed N3
  15. Riranor - Simon - Killed N7
  16. Merkal - Reaver - Lynched D4