PERSONALIZED GAME ANALYSIS101

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Hello all. I am Giga13/Giga/Giga96 ( https://epicmafia.com/user/220988 / https://epicmafia.com/user/144777 / https://epicmafia.com/user/450741 ).

You know when you're in the graveyard in a game and people are debating over what will happen and who will win? I do. That's the fun part of the graveyard, predicting and watching the outcome of the match--sometimes, in the post-game chat, people talk about what should have or could have happened, and how it would have affected the match. However, there sometimes isn't enough time to fully appreciate what happened in a game, and that is therefore a wasted opportunity to learn something (or something more) from it.

Well what if it was really analyzed after it finished? What if something, or something more, could actually have been learned from the game? I will pick one game a week (maximum) to personally analyze through audio format in order to do this for users and in order to help them learn more from the games--and believe me when I say that you do not have to be a part of the match in order to learn from it (this is true throughout much of life as well).

If you would like one of your games analyzed, please post it here. I sadly will not be able to analyze the majority of the ones posted, as they require saving once they are a month old in order to view them, and I will only be doing one a week maximum. So the sooner you post it, the more time you will have to read the game along with my analysis! You need to spend 2 tokens to save the game before one month expires after the end of the game, or else it can no longer be viewed. That is completely optional for you however. Also, there is nowhere where you can see a list of the games you have saved, so I recommend writing it down somewhere or saving the game links somewhere off-site, as even PMs (private messages) expire once you hit around 600 in your inbox.

I will generally prefer to take gold heart games for analysis however, as these games are competitive, generally feature more experienced players, sometimes more difficult setup mods, and usually will have something more to learn from as opposed to the majority of red-heart matches that are played. That being said, I will read them all and choose the ones that I think would be the best for analysis when deciding on which games to use. THE GAME DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ONE OF YOUR OWN! Also if you feel uncomfortable posting a game for analysis here, you may private message me on either Giga or Giga13.

A side note: These are generally designed for newer players, but I believe we can all learn from reviewing our wins and losses, not just in mafia but in any game.

Some analyses will be a part of Gigacast if I have time to fit them into the program (see: https://epicmafia.com/topic/74047 ), but I will post all of them here regardless as well.

I will post a sample unless I get requests before then, just so you will know what to expect in these. IF I get no requests by December 13th then I will post a sample soon thereafter.

List of Analyses (all games are gold heart unless otherwise specified):

My channel (I will make playlists for certain setups once I have enough videos for that): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzux-4gKvlZ_yb5OzRiNqbA

Reviews:

  1. Basic Variant - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59gJ0xxgVU0&feature=youtu.be
    (Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4676211/review )
  2. frontier justice 2.0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvEYFzakg0Y&feature=youtu.be
    (Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4724801/review )
  3. frontier justice 2.0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3llFy-clFo&feature=youtu.be
    (Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4738173/review )
  4. frontier justice 2.0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TRTSIPcIvo&feature=youtu.be
    (Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4747758/review )
  5. B2NS Dawnstart (Handing a Power-Aggressive Mafia) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBwyGpEPa40 ( https://epicmafia.com/game/5217480/review )

LIVE GAMES:

  1. Great and Innovative - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv8jWWTxH64
    (Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4752957/review)

Tactics Videos:

  1. No Lawing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dNol6kYsYI&feature=youtu.be (No Game)
  2. Tabbing Into Being Voted - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ntEJv__Pa8&feature=youtu.be (Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4936450/review)

  3. Statistics in Mafia Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSPbqqA3W9U&feature=youtu.be

Terminology Videos:

  1. Slip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUO9m-o4nKc&feature=youtu.be (No Game)

Videos for New Users:

  1. NEW VIDEO! Game and Lobby User Interface Tutorial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj9Bm-U4Wpw

Other Videos:

  1. I mindfuck myself while attempting to figure out optimal Janitorial 2.0 strategy - https://youtu.be/wsMecsspMZo

All games expire within 30 days so unfortunately I can't save them since that costs 2 tokens per game. But while they're still viewable, feel free to enjoy them however you'd like!

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Giga13Jan 11, 2016
Giga13
Mafia Game Analysis #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3llFy-clFo&feature=youtu.be

Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4738173/review
In this video I made a mistake; it was not a blitz on Day 2 but the clear had two choices: Force NL or hammer Stiffy. Shaddox hammered on Stiffy, giving mafia the win. The clear's lack of participation and contribution/effort was still a big reason why the village lost this game, so my other points still stand.
Giga13Jan 11, 2016
Tonight I'll be doing at least one live game
deletedJan 11, 2016
https://epicmafia.com/game/4747223/review

Hello please analyze this game oh mighty Giggerchan~
Giga13Jan 12, 2016
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Live Game #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv8jWWTxH64

Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4752957/review

I sadly lost this game, but there is some good scumplay in it that is good to see. I'll post whatever I record, regardless of whether I win or lose, since I'm not a wuss lol
Giga13Jan 12, 2016!
It turns out I don't like doing the live games, it kinda takes away from my focus in a way and for that reason I won't do these as much

Also people will be able to see all of my thoughts in the game (which I generally hardly ever give) so I wouldn't want to do this too often as it could not only give away a lot, but maybe will make others play differently with me since they will know what I'm looking for a lot and also to how I read people sometimes. I feel kind of naked doing it, if it makes sense
Giga13Jan 12, 2016!
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https://epicmafia.com/game/4753146/review

This is a game of mine that I am going to review. I think it's better I didn't do this one live because I feel like I don't play naturally when I'm doing videos live and more importantly, my playstyle might be confusing for some people to follow along with in a live game. Again, explaining everything out loud when it actually happens causes me to lose focus on the actual game at hand, so live games won't be as frequent from me as I once hoped they would be.

In this game, I trust my other clear while he leads on (and lynches) both of my townreads back to back. I am ok with it and end up being the last person voting (hammering) each time. Turns out both of my townreads were mafia. Hopefully I can provide a good example of when it's good to trust your other clear with this game.
deletedJan 12, 2016
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It might be interesting if a whole table of players did live commentaries over the same game
Giga96Jan 12, 2016
Lincoln2
It might be interesting if a whole table of players did live commentaries over the same game
Interesting idea. Thanks for the feedback!
GigaJan 12, 2016
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deletedJan 13, 2016
I think it's much better if you analyse your own games (not live but after the game ends) because you can later explain your train of thought in the game as you were playing it.
Giga13Mar 1, 2016
i am going to be posting a lesson on distractions soon
GerryMar 1, 2016
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dude why do you always pick games i'm n1'd in lol
Giga13Mar 3, 2016
Giga13Mar 3, 2016
Giga13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dNol6kYsYI&feature=youtu.be

A short tactics video on no lawying
Shout out to 'pingu' https://epicmafia.com/user/478772#/ http://i.imgur.com/p9skYw1.png for suggesting this idea to me!
PoorHoboMar 8, 2016
No lawying in the A&D-variant setup sounds like unnecessary risk to establish an argument. You're setting up unnecessary pressure on your hooker and giving cop an extra guilty target. What if they shoot the hooker and lynch your nilla, leaving you by yourself against vested sheriff, cop, and unknown blacksmith? I mean it can work, only because most variants of A&D are bus-friendly so who really needs your hooker. But if you're against noobs, you don't really need a guilty hooker to win
GigaMar 8, 2016!
PoorHobo
No lawying in the A&D-variant setup sounds like unnecessary risk to establish an argument. You're setting up unnecessary pressure on your hooker and giving cop an extra guilty target. What if they shoot the hooker and lynch your nilla, leaving you by yourself against vested sheriff, cop, and unknown blacksmith? I mean it can work, only because most variants of A&D are bus-friendly so who really needs your hooker. But if you're against noobs, you don't really need a guilty hooker to win
it was a bad example but i was tired and needed something to kind of make the point that it's generally very stupid to do unless you're in a very specific situation. A&V was being hosted in the lobby and it was the first setup i saw with a lawyer in it so i was like "why not" but you're right, sorry
pinguMar 8, 2016
"this setup is bad..." one is probably the best example for no lawing.
Giga13Mar 8, 2016
pingu
"this setup is bad..." one is probably the best example for no lawing.
i used this one but i said a&v by accident in my last post. sorry
xPookyMar 8, 2016
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I like the idea! Up!
Giga13Mar 14, 2016!
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A short tactics video on tabbing into being voted at the start of a game! https://youtu.be/1ntEJv__Pa8

Game: https://epicmafia.com/game/4936450/review