was a play-by-post game
based on the party game Mafia, played on the Neopian Times Writers Forum
. Each player was assigned the role of either a mafioso or a townsperson (plus a few more specific roles within the latter category). The Mafia would kill one townsperson each night, and during the day, the townspeople would choose a suspect in the murders to lynch.
The game was played out through a roleplay, in which each player crafted a distinct character and interacted with each other. The setting was the small country town of Netwaffle, which had recently been plagued by crime, and now murder. Most citizens were aware of the Mafia lurking in the shadows...but things were getting worse and worse, and they finally decided that they had to do something about it. Meanwhile, the Mafia were planning...who knows what?
, NTWF The Island
, was created a few months later, though it was never finished.
Then later, a sequel NTWF Mafia game was started, this time set in the farming town of Wafflenet and with an entirely new cast of characters. The tropes for that roleplay are listed below, as well.
The first NTWF Mafia roleplay contains examples of (BEWARE UNMARKED SPOILERS):
- Ax-Crazy: At least some of the Mafia. This really comes out into the open with Terra and Luna after they're executed.
- Completely the opposite for Mr. Amati who only wanted a kingdom for his cat.
- Bittersweet Ending: The Mafia was killed, along with most of the town. But Netwaffle becomes a tourist magnet thanks to their ghost population.
- Dead Person Conversation: Nearly everyone who's killed comes back as a ghost, so this happens several times throughout the roleplay.
- Disposable Sex Worker: Not really a sex worker per say but Hunty the Floozy was the first (unofficial) victim of the mafia.
- Distant Finale: The last round, which takes place six months after the previous one.
- Dwindling Party: The main characters, excluding Candy and Icon were all either lynched or murdered, up until Drake, the last Mafia member, was killed... And then the last mains were killed.
- Easily Forgiven: Glenda doesn't hold a grudge when she's killed by Drake, the last mafioso. In fact, when they meet up again after Drake is executed, they discuss business ideas.
- Expy: Nelly, of Mrs. Lovett.
- Fortune Teller: Madame Ginz.
- Phony Psychic: She seems to be this at first, but then her predictions start getting eerily accurate...
- Ghost Shipping: Meowington/Ariana once Ariana was killed by the mafia.
- Also, Robyn/Icon (Robyn was killed by the mafia very early on, while Icon committed suicide at the end of the game.)
- Ghost Town: By the end of the game Netwaffle becomes this. Literally.
- I'm a Humanitarian: If you eat at Nelly's bakery...
- Kill 'em All: Icon and Candy are the only two survivors out of the main players...until the final round, which takes place six months later, in which a car crashes into Candy and Icon commits suicide. Though they do come back as ghosts, so it's not as bad as it sounds.
- Jacob Marley Apparel: This seems to hold true for the ghosts of Netwaffle. Terra even finds out that she still has a ghostly version of the knife she had hidden when she died. She takes advantage of this.
- Knife Nut: Most of the Mafia.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: Candy casually reveals that Mayor Porpington is her father.
- Mayor Pain: Mayor Porpington. He locks the entire town in the civic center...including the Mafia. Oops. He gets hanged for his trouble.
- The Men in Black: The GSIS, or Greater Splatterboard Investigation Squad. They end up being a bit less effective than MIB-types usually are.
- Properly Paranoid: Esther Rickshaw, the town librarian. She goes to extreme measures to hide from the Mafia, who are, obviously, not an imagined threat at all.
- Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Celes Teal. Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense by day, guardian angel by night!
- Upper-Class Twit: Joseph which made him the second person to get lynched.
The Wafflenet NTWF Mafia roleplay contains examples of (BEWARE UNMARKED SPOILERS):
- Afterlife Express: Where Osi finds himself after his death in Round 6. It's full of bird-people, and while this promising afterlife is tempting, he soon breaks out to get back to Wafflenet.
- Bag of Holding: Fluffle's fluff. She has even rented rooms in there.
- Berserk Button: Do not. Harm. Britknee's. Dog.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: Nora seems like an unassuming old lady who doesn't talk much, but she turns out to be the Wafflenet Slicer.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Happens constantly, but is most notable with Metastophelous - then again, what else would you expect from a character named Meta?
- Celestial Bureaucracy: Several characters experience this after their deaths, most notably Mick.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Tracy. One word: aliens.
- Go Out with a Smile: Osilon Crane, when the Mafia pushes him off the top of a building. It's the first time he has really felt what it's like to fly like the birds he loves so much.
- Heel-Face Turn: Mick, a Mafia member, becomes committed to thwarting the Mafia's plans after his death.
- Interspecies Romance: Mick (a human)/Fluffle (an MLP-based pony)
- Magical Girl: Dove's alter ego, Puella Paloma Columbidae. (The good intentions are there, but without actual powers, she can't do much.)
- No Indoor Voice: Practically all of Blaze Wolfstorm's lines are SAID AT LEAST PARTIALLY IN CAPSLOCK.
- Otaku: Dove, of the anime, manga & cosplay variety. This tends to alienate her from the other Wafflenetters, but it's okay because they're all unsugoi bakas anyways.
- Punch Clock Villain: Mick only joined the Mafia to earn money for culinary school.
- Portmanteau Couple Name: Mick/Fluffle. Commonly referred to as Muffle. Flick also works, but come ON! How non-romantic is that?!
- Punny Name: Metastophelous, which also references Phelous, an internet critic. The Mahb family, which, ironically, is completely innocent. Don Dan Maphia who happens to be a mafia member.
- Theme Twin Naming: Annabel and Claribel, the latter of which is Blaze's real name.
- The Bard: Julie.
- The Silent Bob: Osi.
- Straw Misogynist: THE PYTHON.
- Tinfoil Hat: Tracy gives every townsperson a personalized one over the course of the game.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Britknee calls out Blaze for witnessing the Mafia's crimes but not saying anything until after most of the town was already dead.