Month: November 2016

Rise of the Manu Niura

With the constant changing environment in the American Mafia, it seems a new force has risen from the ashes of the most recent warring. They are rumored to call themselves “The Black Hand” or in Sicilian, “Manu Niura.” The group had long been believed to be defunct, but it seems the group is reemerging with it’s original members or perhaps as a collective of groups of mobsters who had long been in hiding out of fear for their lives. Rumors coming out of the underworld seem to portray the current atmosphere within the American Mafia as the perfect storm for the reemergence of this group who are known to specialize in extortion and sporadic murders.

While they’d historically been a loosely organized group, the word on the street is The Black Hand has become more organized and is believed to be strengthening. It is purported that Morello Family Boss Tommy Karate is the group’s current spokesman and leader. It is unknown if Tommy is the true power or if he is just a figurehead and front man for a more powerful mobster or mobsters. Whispers suggest that The Black Hand falls under the immediate influence of the Bad Company Regime which is currently controlled by infamous mobster of many names Negan aka Chapo Guzman aka The Joker. According to our underworld sources, Negan has been waging an all out war with the Barzini Empire and its allies and as a result of a few small territorial gains, outfits associated with Negan have begun to act more brazen in the face of struggle.

As a method of recruiting, Tommy has sent several of his own men out as ambassadors of sorts to the other American Mafia families in an attempt to gain support and possibly even join The Black Hand. Tommy is promoting these alliances as a way to help bring order to the American Mafia, but as history has taught us, where there may be order one day, the next day can bring chaos. As of press time it is unknown if any families have accepted the invitation to join The Black Hand, however we do know many citizens are curious how this group will fair in the days to come. Will they rise quickly? Will they fail in their quest? No one is certain as of this moment, but with Thanksgiving coming around the corner we are hoping that mobsters will be able to enjoy a peaceful holiday with their loved ones and that peace will ring in the New Year.

With that said, we wish you all a very Happy and Health Thanksgiving and who knows, maybe a few turkeys will “fall off a truck” and land on your dinner plates! We hope you all enjoy your holiday

Game Changes and Updates

1.  The State Owner attack immunity has been reduced to their own states. You can only be attacked in the states that you don’t own.  Example: You own the New York State. You can’t be attacked in New York as long as you are the State Owner.  This update is pending to be being implemented. 

2. The Map State Expansion Pack item will continue to give 5 more states. That’s because the timer is set to expire in 1 month.

3. We just increased the price for the Anonymous – Hide Your Name on the Map 1 Month by 100 points to 200 points.

4. The Destroy a State Ownership fees won’t change. We want the little guy to be able to destroy any state ownership. Ranks are taken into consideration anyway, so it’s very hard for a low rank to destroy the state ownership of a high ranked mobster.

5. Missions will be reset every month on the 1st of the month. This update is pending to be being implemented. 

6.  Retirement and Vacation prices won’t change. We will enforce the 1 month rule. You can only use 1 Retirement and/or 1 Vacation every 30 days.

7.  Time between attacks was increased to 10 minutes. The time to attack system generated accounts will remain set to 1 second between attacks. See what we did here? :) This update is pending to be being implemented. 

8. State Owners will not be able to release their ownership, but they can always ask someone to destroy their state ownership.

9. The number of businesses a person can own was increased to 200.  Small ranks have a limit to own 5 businesses (Capo and below).


Morello Family Expansion

Thomas “Tommy Karate” Morello is a known Australian crime boss, believed to have links to the Calabrian clans operating in Italy. He’s known as a top narcotics man with links to Colombian drug cartels and is rumored that he and his crime family dominate the cocaine market in Australia. This lucrative business is reportedly making him millions due to the high price of cocaine, but with the heat from both local and the Australian Federal Police increasing, he’s decided to move his operations to the United States.

Rumor is that he arrived in New York City within the last few weeks and is using his connections to bosses in America to set up a new base for his own Crime Family that was reportedly set up with a handful of loyal men he brought with him from back home. Though he portrays himself to be a legitimate businessman with interests in construction, trucking, shipping, as well as owning multiple restaurants and grocery stores, the Feds in New York and back in Australia believe these businesses are all fronts set up to provide him with a method of showing a legal means of income as well as to launder his money and transport his drugs easily across the globe.

One of his men, Frank LoCascio, has been seen roaming the predominantly Italian neighborhoods of New York, such as Howard Beach in Queens as well as Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, attempting to recruit men for the Family. With things at the moment seeming relatively calm in the streets of the American Mafia, newer Families are starting to appear and are hoping to carve out a piece of the pie and possibly become one of the top dogs on their own! We will keep you all updated as things continue to progress and will be there to keep you informed on the latest breaking news as it happens!

Santo’s Return?

Word has been spreading around lately that Santo Trafficante Jr may be coming back to the streets of Florida! Many of the old time members may remember good and bad things about the infamous mobster. With times changing in the country it may be a surprise to some that Santo makes a return.

Though some may not be familiar with the Mafioso’s name, his contribution to the American Mafia has certainly been more significant than you might believe. Santo was the man who introduced infamous mobster LeftyTwoGunz to the underworld and acted as a mentor of sorts to Lefty during his first few months in the American Mafia. Not only was he a onetime mentor to one of the most powerful mobsters in the history of AM he also was well known for his abilities as a mediator having been responsible for initiating some of the most significant peace talks of his time, including some that most thought impossible.

We asked the originally Tampa based mob boss what brought him back, and he had this to say, “I’ve been gone for a LONG time now cause of old grudges and many other reasons, but recently I heard about all the fireworks going on in the country, and I wanted to come back to see if I could help fix the problems for the good of the American Mafia. I’m coming back from my long retirement not looking for fame or glory; I simply decided to come back to help the people of American Mafia in any way I can and hopefully help AM thrive again.”

We also asked Santo if he has any plans for the state of Florida being that he can trace his roots back to the Sunshine State and it had been his main focus and favorite place to relax. Santo replied to our inquiry by saying, “Who knows, maybe I’ll go back home and try to set up shop back there again, but we shall see!”

We appreciated the rare opportunity to speak with one of the nation’s active mobsters and want to thank Santo Trafficante for the interview. At the conclusion of our meeting he carefully shook our hands, put on his fedora and his overcoat and walked outside to his Cadillac and was driven off by an unknown bodyguard. Who knows what will happen next with Santo Trafficante back on the streets of Tampa but we will keep you updated! Until next time folks, stay safe out there!