Indeed. Ideas are never really the problem. The problem comes when the person that is running in the game gets kidnapped by the real world and isn't able to tell anyone. Kind of the reason for trying to get some alternate moderators just in case =P.
At any rate, having tried out various lengths, day/night phases may need to go back to being 12 hours though there can be small minimafias say, 6-8 persons allowing people to adjust as needed with their schedule.
The moderator would also probably have to be mean and just not allow extensions and double kill. The excitement really does go away if it continues just to drag and drag waiting for everyone to vote and if people feel that there isn't an urgency to vote than they won't vote.
Hosting two mafias at the same time, or at least large mafias didn't work out neither =P. Part of it was some confusion of roles, others was that it seems like the same thing was going on, so unless there are two very different mafias.
Anyways, I apologize for again disappearing. I commend Yulli for doing their best to take over. I did write a short blurb on my profile about what was going on but I should have posted it here as well. Right now I'm kind of in a lull before finals but I won't be able to really come back until the end of the quarter.
My Christmas Break starts on the 11th =P. I may try to do a mafia then where the day phase can only last a max of 18 hours. Of course, getting people in as well as getting some other mafia mods to help would be ideal =P =).
I apologize again. If anyone wants me to I can unlock the mafia boards if required and I've put up the links to the mafia spreadsheets on my profile page.