Peaceful Whale wrote:What's the use of nights? Does it give scum time to plan? What is night/daychat? Is it A separate fora or something? Is their something I'm missing?
One format for this kind of game is to have separate periods of time for "day" (which is what we're doing now) and "night" (when nothing happens in the public thread). In those games, Mafia can't chat during the day, or: they do not have day chat. Instead, they have all their discussion during the night phase, and decide on a target then. Similarly, characters with powers submit their actions to the mod only after day has ended. All of this happens through private messages, with the moderator copied in on any exchange between players.
But this game is "nightless": The moderator resolves "night" as quickly as possible and immediately starts the next day; there isn't a dedicated night phase. That's why people with powers are asked to submit their target PMs to the mod during the day already (see game specific rule 1 in the opening post), and that's why we assume that the Mafia have day chat (i.e. they can exchange private messages during "day"). They pretty much have to, because there is no night.