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No one should have to manipulate people on the whim of a higher power, but then again, no one would want to, either. A beautiful and unfortunate young woman had lost everything. She had nothing - no job, no home, no family or friends to turn to, not even hope - but eventually found salvation in the world of organized crime. Though reluctant, the Consort felt she was a respected member of the Mafia. Unknown to her, she was just being used as the Mafia's residential Femme Fatale. Much to the Consort's chagrin, her role in the Mafia stuck with her, and she was too far into the whole ordeal to back out. As the sands of time flew forth, the Consort began to embrace her position, and, over time, executed her missions with confidence, tact, and prestige. In the end, she had it all: respect, power, and most importantly, the love and trust of the Godfather. All she had left to fear in the world was the pedestal upon which her own execution could commence, and the cold blade of a Serial Killer. (credit)

MechanicsEdit

  • If you role block a Serial Killer or Werewolf (during Full Moon), they will stay at home and attack you instead.
    • This will occur even if the Serial Killer is in jail or is executed by the Jailor. Your death message will notify you that you visited the Serial Killer.
    • Your death message will not notify you that you visited the Werewolf; you will only know that you were attacked by them.
    • You can be protected by a Doctor or Bodyguard from this attack.

StrategyEdit

  • As you are a member of the Mafia, you should avoid an Escort-style list of everyone you've role blocked in your Last Will, as this will reveal who the non-Mafia are. However, since you die if you role block a Serial Killer or a Werewolf, you may want to write down just the last person you role blocked; that way, if you die to a Serial Killer or Werewolf, you will likely get them lynched. As an added bonus, even if the Serial Killer or Werewolf is not your target and happens to target you at random, you may get an innocent Townie lynched anyway!
  • It is one of your highest priorities to find and role block Town Investigative roles, as doing this makes their job completely useless. Another high priority is to role block the Town Protective classes so that your fellow Mafia may kill without interruption. The next priority are other killing roles (but avoid the Veteran on alert, the Werewolf on a full moon and Serial Killers, as you'll die visiting them) so that your fellow Mafia may not die at night (e.g: if a member of the Mafia is jailed, you can role block the Jailor so they can't execute said member of the Mafia). Also, role blocking a Spy causes them to not be able to see who Mafia visited that night which sometimes may be important. Finding the Arsonist and stopping them from possibly dousing members of the Mafia can lead you to an easy victory (however, it's usually in Mafia's interest to let him douse other players thus reducing Mafia's opposition. This is especially true early game).
  • As a Consort, always try to work with a possible Consigliere in the game. The Consigliere may find an important role in the game for you to role block, such a Town Investigative role, or another possible danger such as a Vigilante, Bodyguard, or even a Retributionist that is about to revive someone important.
  • Being a Consort is the easiest role to cover up, since you can claim Escort, although sometimes this is tricky, since Town Support roles can all be claimed and taken. Since the effects of your actions are noticeable to the rest of the Town without killing them, it may be possible to claim that you are an Escort if someone asks your role, and list the people you've blocked the past few nights (players can say, "Yes, I was role blocked.") Doing so may help you win over the Town's favor and secure your position, especially near the end of the game. You may even prove your role by publicly promising to role block a particular person the next night. But if you are role blocking the confirmed Vigilante, don't claim you are Escort, because then questions will rise when the Vigilante says he's been continuously being role blocked when he wants to shoot somebody else.
    • If you are claiming Escort, you should not role block any confirmed town unless you absolutely need to. Since an Escort would be role blocking suspicious people, doing so could make people believe you are the Consort instead.
  • While being a Consort may be easy to fake as an Escort, remember the fact that you still retain the attributes of a normal Escort as well. This means that you will still die if you role block a Serial Killer or a Werewolf on a full moon night. However, this may be useful to the Mafia, as they now are aware of said person being evil.
  • If you find out who the Retributionist is, it is highly recommended to continuously role block them, as they can be a bit of an annoyance if they were to bring back someone devastating to the Mafia such as a Jailor or Mayor, or even a Sheriff or Investigator with a forged last will to get some information out of them.
  • If you're facing Vampires, you want to identify and continuously role block the youngest Vampire. The easiest way to do this is to identify a likely Townie, someone who is definitely not a Vampire yet and then role block them repeatedly; ideally, the Vampires will eventually bite them, at which point you'll be able to keep them from biting again.
    • However, if you do not know or cannot find who the youngest Vampire is, you could be wasting your role block on a useless person, especially a Vampire that is not the youngest. Keep this in mind when you could be role blocking a far more dangerous target.
  • A viable strategy is to claim to be an Escort, then write that you have role blocked fellow members of the Mafia in your Last Will. Then, those members of the Mafia can "confirm" you to be a true Escort by saying that they were role blocked. Additionally, if you die and your Last Will is revealed, the Town might think the people you role blocked were also Town (since you can't role block your fellow members of the Mafia).
  • If the Mafia does not kill for the night, and you role block someone, claim they are Mafia did not kill. if the Town thinks you are an Escort, you might just divert the blame onto a Townie. However, this may backfire and get a Mafia lynched if another Escort speaks up, however.
  • If you promoted to Mafioso, you will lost your Role block Immunity.

Trivia Edit

  • In games with 3 members of the Mafia and one Serial Killer, there is only a 56% chance that you have role blocked the Serial Killer when they kill you the first night.
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