The Ides of March: a Mafia Game
“How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted o’er, In states unborn, and accents yet unknown!” -Cassius (Julius Caesar 3.1.111)
Ides of March is a Mafia (also known as Werewolf) game inspired by the Cult variant. The game can be played in-person or on-line, this ruleset assumes the game is being played on-line. The following general rules apply:
1. Post at least once per day.
2. No sharing role PMs, images of quicktopic chats, or anything else outside the thread.
3. Don’t tag threads.
4. Don’t post in the main Mafia: the Forum game thread.
5. No communicating outside of the thread about the game.
6. No gimmicks (acrostics, html coding, cryptography, etc.)
7. Roleplay is encouraged!
Each player is a member of one of two teams: Senators or Conspirators
Senators, excluding a few, have no special powers. They must post in the thread during the day and may vote to censure
Conspirators are the Mafia of this game, they can do everything crew can do. In addition they talk in secret during the night. Once per night they choose one player to convert by vote, this player becomes a Conspirator. Converted players lose any powers they might have had. Any player converted in such a way is sent a PM before the start of the next day with the names of all current living Conspirators. Continue reading
It rained today. And if you’ve been following the news here in California, you’d know that rain is a pretty big deal right now. Besides alleviating, if only by a very little, the drought the state is experiencing the weather also made actually feel like Winter. To honor the rain, and the mood it established,I decided to make this winter smash that D had mentioned to me earlier this month.
I’d never made a smash before and this isn’t your standard anyway, playing on the rule that a seasonal fruit should be in the drink by using a jam or preserve. But, it did sound delicious and sitting on the couch, sipping this cocktail while comfortably wrapped in a blanket while listening to the rain fall outside was too wonderful an image not to make reality!
Winter Bourbon Smash
- 1 oz. raspberry jam (any jam or preserve will do)
- 1 oz. bourbon whisky
- 1/2 oz. TripleSec
- 1 to 1 1/2 oz. orange juice
- splash of club soda
Add 1/2 cup ice, preserves, bourbon, triple sec and orange juice to a shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour into serving glass with a few ice cubes and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with orange slice.
PS – Depending on the size of the holes in your cocktail shaker you might have to use a jam that doesn’t have a lot of fruit chunks and seeds in it or be comfortable scooping infused jam out of the shaker after draining out as much of the cocktail as you can.
Another wonderful drink! The bourbon and raspberry jam complement each other perfectly. The two work on each other smoothing out their rough edges, the bourbon’s bite and the jam’s sweetness, until you are left with something eminently drinkable.