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History

GameChat League: Mafia Division was formed in January 2011, shortly after Stingray split into two groups, Amoeba and Phoenix.

The division is named for mafiascum.net, through which most of the original group knew each other. As the years have gone by and members come and gone, the GCL's makeup has gotten more eclectic, though a few graybeards from the early days are still active in the lists.

In June 2018 after the departure of a few members from our fair chat league, the membership of GCL Snoo was folded into Mafia.

Who We Are

In case it isn't clear from perusing our Geek Lists, we are very informal and laid back. Once described by an elder statesmen of BGG as "the party GCL," we have a love for sarcastic joshing, warm-hearted ribbing, and an almost infinite tolerance for animated GIFs. Sometimes we even remember to talk about board games!

Active members are expected to participate in the weekly lists by posting weekly plays. Additional interaction through themed questions/Game of the Week/Top 5 entries are encouraged. While we tend to skew toward Cult of the New/high bandwidth play, all gamer types are welcome and non-GCL members may also comment in the lists.

Our GCL is currently at capacity and we are not actively seeking new members, but feel free to follow along if you have an interest.

Our sigil is a baby or a muffin (we're not sure which), and our house words are "MOAR GAMES".

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Grace P.
United States
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California
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Microbadge: Muffin loverMicrobadge: I like tacosMicrobadge: GatePlay.comMicrobadge: ProfessorMicrobadge: GameChat League - Mafia Division: "A mob is forming."

Members

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Travis Dean
United States
Murrieta
CA
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The Golden Camel UberBadge is a mystery. Nobody knows where it came from or how it got there.
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No one expects the Spanish penguin!
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Microbadge: Twitch fanMicrobadge: Merry Christmas, you filthy animalsMicrobadge: Nintendo Switch fanMicrobadge: Golden CamelMicrobadge: Dragon Dice fan
Joined Jan 2011
Grace P.
United States
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California
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Microbadge: Muffin loverMicrobadge: I like tacosMicrobadge: GatePlay.comMicrobadge: ProfessorMicrobadge: GameChat League - Mafia Division: "A mob is forming."
Joined Oct 2011
James Keith
United States
Oakland
California
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"Watch, but do not govern; stop war, but do not wage it; protect, but do not control; and first, survive!" - Cordwainer Smith
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"Aint that just the way"
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Microbadge: Black Lives MatterMicrobadge: Blue Lantern Corps fanMicrobadge: ArchivistMicrobadge: Soundtrack collectorMicrobadge: GameChat League - Mafia Division: "A mob is forming."
Joined Feb 2012
Fabrice Dubois
France
La Garenne Colombes
Hauts de Seine
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Microbadge: Babylon 5 fanMicrobadge: Gaia Project fanMicrobadge: Uwe says...Microbadge: Nemo's War (second edition) fanMicrobadge: Dawn of the Zeds 3rd Edition
Joined Dec 2012
Matt C
United States
Ypsilanti
MI
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Microbadge: Keyper fanMicrobadge: Hansa Teutonica fanMicrobadge: Smell your way to victory!Microbadge: Dinosaur IslandMicrobadge: GameChat League - Mafia Division: "A mob is forming."
Joined Mar 2013
Charlie Theel
United States
St. Louis
Missouri
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Microbadge: St Louis Blues fanMicrobadge: Android: Netrunner fan - JintekiMicrobadge: Earth Reborn fanMicrobadge: Root fanMicrobadge: Ding & Dent Podcast
Joined Jul 2014
Raf Cordero
United States
Bolingbrook
Illinois
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Microbadge: Ding & Dent PodcastMicrobadge: Greatway Games podcast fanMicrobadge: PodcasterMicrobadge: The Five By podcast fanMicrobadge: Merry Christmas, you filthy animals
Joined Aug 2014
Philip Newman
United States
Plano
Texas
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Microbadge: GameChat League - Mafia Division: "A mob is forming."Microbadge: Dominion fanMicrobadge: Race for the Galaxy fanMicrobadge: Pandemic fanMicrobadge: YINSH fan
(Jan 2011-Dec 2013)
Re-Joined Aug 2015
Jim Parkin
United States
Stow
Ohio
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Push Cubes. Blow Stuff Up.
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MIND. BLOWN.
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Microbadge: Gone fissionMicrobadge: Ardbeg: Peat is all you need!Microbadge: Something's moving around in here...?Microbadge: Conspiracy TheoristMicrobadge: Golden Camel
Joined Jun 2016
Chris Ferejohn
United States
Mountain View
California
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Pitying fools as hard as I can...
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Microbadge: I am related to Monkeys!Microbadge: I speak CalifornianMicrobadge: University of California - BerkeleyMicrobadge: PastafarianMicrobadge: Somebody get this freakin' duck away from me!
(May 2012-Nov 2013)
Re-Joined Dec 2016
Ambie
United States
San Mateo
California
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Do you want to play a board gaaame?
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Microbadge: Board Game Blitz fanMicrobadge: Kirby fanMicrobadge: I crochetMicrobadge: Disney fanMicrobadge: It looks like you're rushing the trains. Would you like help?
(GCL Snoo)
Joined Jun 2018
Louie
United States
SF Bay Area
California
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FIDDLY AND UNSATISFYING
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Microbadge: "This is fine."Microbadge: Ramen loverMicrobadge: Pizza loverMicrobadge: Grind, wet, pour, enjoy!Microbadge: IPA Beer fan - Make it hoppy
(GCL Snoo)
Joined Jun 2018
United States
Yay Area
California
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Microbadge: AquaSphere fanMicrobadge: I tipped into the Geekgold infinite loopMicrobadge: Nine Tiles fanMicrobadge: "This is fine."Microbadge: Animals on Board fan
(GCL Snoo)
Joined Jun 2018
Joseph
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Microbadge: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG fanMicrobadge: Star Wars: Age of Rebellion RPG fanMicrobadge: Master BannersmithMicrobadge: Star Wars: Force and Destiny RPG fanMicrobadge: Star Wars: The Mandalorian
(Oct 2016-Jun 2018)
Re-Joined Sept 2018
Robin Levins
United States
Round Rock
TX
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Rolling dice and taking grains!
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Rolling dice and taking grains!
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Microbadge: Empyreal: Spells & Steam fanMicrobadge: Rocket League fanMicrobadge: MethodistMicrobadge: Race for the Galaxy fanMicrobadge: Octopath Traveler fan - "You got more than you bargained for!"
(Jan 2011-Nov 2016)
Re-Joined Oct 2018
Dave K
United States
Austin
Texas
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Love 'em even if a few games get scuttled from time to time.
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Meow.
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Microbadge: Meaty Game fanMicrobadge: Train GamerMicrobadge: My cat destroys games in progressMicrobadge: Owner of Too Many Unplayed GamesMicrobadge: GameChat League - Mafia Division: "A mob is forming."
(Dec 2013-Dec 2018)
Re-Joined Oct 2019


Emeriti/Lurkers

(Dates as active members listed below each avatar)

Brad Green
United States
Indianapolis
Indiana
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Microbadge: Spirit Island Fan - FearMicrobadge: PastafarianMicrobadge: I play with green!Microbadge: Hive fanMicrobadge: Too Many Bones fan
Jan 2011-Feb 2011
Joe Peterson
United States
Hillsboro
Oregon
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Microbadge: Icehouse fanMicrobadge: Cooperative Games fanMicrobadge: Hanabi fanMicrobadge: Pandemic fanMicrobadge: Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 fan
Jan 2011-Mar 2011
Kristen Levins
United States
Round Rock
Texas
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Microbadge: Crayon Rails series fanMicrobadge: Race for the Galaxy fanMicrobadge: New Orleans Saints fanMicrobadge: Victory point salad fanMicrobadge: Methodist
Jan 2011-May 2011
Susan Marker
United States
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
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Microbadge: "I am not throwing away my shot!"Microbadge: Friday fanMicrobadge: I came here, to the physical realm, to hold you.Microbadge: Time's Up! fanMicrobadge: The Legend of Zelda fan
Jan 2011-May 2011
James
United States
St. Albans
West Virginia
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Microbadge: Always another puzzleMicrobadge: Giant Bomb fanMicrobadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level I - One small step for geek... One giant leap for geek-kind!Microbadge: The Residents fanMicrobadge: Phish fan
Jan 2011-June 2011
Max Maloney
United States
Portland
Oregon
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"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." -Jack Handey
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Microbadge: Magic: The Gathering playerMicrobadge: Race for the Galaxy fanMicrobadge: AtheistMicrobadge: Video gamer since 1978Microbadge: Roleplaying Since 1979
Jan 2011-Aug 2011
Neil Wilson
United States
Tacoma
Washington
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Microbadge: Notre Dame fanMicrobadge: Crosswords fanMicrobadge: RainbowMicrobadge: My Little Pony fan - ApplejackMicrobadge: I have a nemesis
Jan 2011-Jul 2012
Rishi A.
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Microbadge: Twitter userMicrobadge: Celebrating 3k Twitter Followers for @rpggeekMicrobadge: University of VirginiaMicrobadge: Golden MeepleMicrobadge: RPG Geek of the Week!
Jan 2011-Apr 2013
Feb 2011-Mar 2012
Christopher M
United States
Goleta
California
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Awesome Possum
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Microbadge: The Resistance fanMicrobadge: The Resistance: Coup fanMicrobadge: Fantasy Flight Games fanMicrobadge: A Game of Thrones fanMicrobadge: Blizzard Entertainment fan
Mar 2011-Sep 2012
Mc Jarvis
United States
Arlington
Virginia
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I speak to improve upon the cacophony.
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This heart is meant to convince you that I feel.
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Microbadge: Economic Games fanMicrobadge: Splotter fanMicrobadge: KSP fan - JebediahMicrobadge: Factorio fanMicrobadge: RimWorld fan
Apr 2011-Sep 2014
Aditya J
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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Microbadge: I give board games as presentsMicrobadge: Doctor Who fanMicrobadge: Game EvangelistMicrobadge: Pearls Before Swine fanMicrobadge: I play with purple!
May 2011-May 2011
Chris
United States
Ronkonkoma
New York
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Microbadge: Duke UniversityMicrobadge: Lemur fanMicrobadge: Terraforming Mars FanMicrobadge: Game Group OrganizerMicrobadge: Daniel Tosh fan - And for That We Thank You
Sep 2011-Jun 2012
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Sep 2011-May 2013
Jimmy Okolica
United States
Washington Township
Ohio
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Microbadge: Gamer FamilyMicrobadge: Card Games fanMicrobadge: 18xx fanMicrobadge: WiccanMicrobadge: Polyamorous
Sep 2011-Dec 2013
Ian McCarthy
United States
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
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Microbadge: Descent 2nd Edition fanMicrobadge: Battles of Westeros fanMicrobadge: Tigris & Euphrates fanMicrobadge: Roborally fanMicrobadge: Street Fighter fan
Oct 2011-Nov 2011
Beau Bailey
United States
Missoula
Montana
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Why don't you believe me?
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Seriously, I'm a weasel.
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Microbadge: Parent of One Girl
Aug 2013-May 2014
Edward Uhler
United States
Commerce City
Colorado
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Microbadge: US Marine CorpsMicrobadge: I was there when they gave him a banana, an apple, and a bed to sleep in!Microbadge: Heavy Cardboard podcast fanMicrobadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level V - My God! It's Full of Stars!Microbadge: Greyhound lover
Oct 2013-Nov 2014
Paul S
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorks
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DARK IN HERE, ISN'T IT?
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Microbadge: Nemo's War fanMicrobadge: Level 09 BGG posterMicrobadge: Iain M Banks fan - Outside Context ProblemMicrobadge: Yorkshire RoseMicrobadge: Yggdrasil fan
Mar 2014-Aug 2015
Jeffrey Drozek-Fitzwater
United States
Houston
Texas
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Microbadge: "TAKE SIX MEAT DAMAGE, FROWNY EURODUDE!"Microbadge: Twilight Struggle fan Microbadge: Plays Games with SpouseMicrobadge: Ohio UniversityMicrobadge: Suburbia fan
Dec 2014-Nov 2016
Timothy Hunt
United States
St Louis
Missouri
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Microbadge: Game Group OrganizerMicrobadge: ChristianMicrobadge: Parent of One BoyMicrobadge: I speak proper EnglishMicrobadge: Golden Meeple
Jul 2015-Jun 2016
Jan 2017-Oct 2017
Grant Johnson
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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Well me known for eating cookie when me don't they shout
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Look! He try to throw loyal fans a curve!
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Microbadge: Lucky Owner of a War of the Ring Collector's EditionMicrobadge: Space Alert fanMicrobadge: Twilight Struggle fanMicrobadge: Dungeon Lords fan - I'm an Evil Dungeon Lord!Microbadge: Nuclear War fan
Nov 2015-Apr 2019
Cassadi
United States
Blacklick
Ohio
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Microbadge: Citizenship Recognition - Level IV - The journey of a thousand crits begins with a single roll...Microbadge: Corgi loverMicrobadge: Beer connoisseur - I drink my beer from a glassMicrobadge: Gaming alone since '18Microbadge: I crochet
(GCL Snoo)
Jun 2018-Nov 2019

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[b][size=12]Welcome to GCL Mafia Division's weekly geeklist![/size][/b]

[i]Important Links:[/i]
    • [url=https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/611463/gamechat-league-mafia-division-subscription-thread]GameChat League: Mafia Division Subscription Thread[/url] (links to past lists, subscribe for weekly notifications)
    • [url=https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/GameChat_League]GameChat League Wiki[/url] (for general information about the GameChat League concept)
    • [url=https://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/GCL_Mafia]GCL Mafia Wiki[/url] (for specific information about this division)
    • [url=http://www.robandkriskris.com/gcl/]Thesp's GCL Games Played Tool[/url] (an easy-to-use tool for collating your plays for the week)

[i]GCL Mafia Members:[/i]
    • Please add an item to represent your gaming life for the week.
    • List any games played along with your thoughts/opinions.
    • Also, feel free to share gaming news, life updates, pictures of muffins, random thoughts, or anything else you deem appropriate.

[i]GCL Mafia Geeklist Format:[/i]
    • Each week, one or more questions will be posted. They can be gaming-related topics or non-gaming-related topics. Themed questions are optional. Gifs are always encouraged.
    • Members can post additional items as they see fit.
    • Please refrain from adding items if you are not part of the current roster.

[i]Current Roster:[/i]
    • [user=fdubois]fdubois[/user]
    • [user=charlest]charlest[/user]
    • [user=annowme]annowme[/user]
    • [user=mith]mith[/user]
    • [user=Dolus]Dolus[/user]
    • [user=ecargo]ecargo[/user]
    • [user=Epsilon_Balls]Epsilon_Balls[/user]
    • [user=Happymrdave]Happymrdave[/user]
    • [user=captainraffi]captainraffi[/user]
    • [user=touchstonethefool]touchstonethefool[/user]
    • [user=cferejohn]cferejohn[/user]
    • [user=jshufelt]jshufelt[/user]
    • [user=ambierona]ambierona[/user]
    • [user=LouieSTFU]LouieSTFU[/user]
    • [user=Necroblaster3000]Necroblaster3000[/user]
    • [user=Thesp]Thesp[/user]
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