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FAMILIES AND GANGS

Your territory reflects your power: the more territory you have, the more powerful you are. The only way to expand your territory is to recruit youth gangs into your "extended family." Although the gangs exert actual control over the turf, the boss must have the loyalty of a gang in order to add its turf to his territory. The size of a boss' territory is limited only by the number of street gangs that can be loyal.

A gang issues an 'L' order to declare loyalty to a mob boss. A gang may only be loyal to one mob boss at a time. If a loyal gang splits itself in half, the new gang is automatically loyal to the same boss. A gang's centre of turf also needs to be in close proximity to at least two mbz of the boss they wish to declare loyalty to.

A gang which declares loyalty to a mob boss gets many advantages. A mob boss can give money only to loyal gangs ('W' order) as payment for "services." A boss can acquire map data showing who controls which blocks ('M' order), and pass this on to his loyal gangs. A Family's enforcers will help protect a block ('B' and 'P' orders). A mob boss can send his enforcers to terrorise an uncooperative (i.e. non-loyal) gang ('T' order). And a mob boss can dispatch enforcers to a particular block to "shake it up" ('D' order).

In return for a gang's loyalty, a Crime Family gets control of every mob business in the loyal gang's turf, plus any businesses on blocks taken in the future. Mob Businesses undergo a week of disruption should there be a change or declaration of loyalty, as the new management takes over. In fact a Mob Business acquired through any means undergoes a week of disruption.

 

KEEPING YOUR MOB BOSS ALIVE

All enforcers not assigned to protect a particular mob business are protecting you. Only these enforcers perform orders on your turn. Your defence is not weakened if you use all of your enforcers on orders each turn.

In times of panic, a mob boss can go underground (see 'U' order).

 

MOB BUSINESSES

The mob controls the highly profitable and highly illegal activities in the city. You can get involved in five types of mob businesses: narcotics, bookmaking, prostitution, fencing high value stolen goods, and laundering money through legitimate businesses. There are roughly 50 of each of these business types in the city at the start of the Boss Level.

Each business you control will generate income each turn. The amount fluctuates and depends on many factors, including the number of pimps who run the business.

Each block will have no more than one mob business which will be specifically located in one of the buildings on that block. Only one Crime Family at a time can control each mob business. As mob boss, you will often assign some of your enforcers to guard yours.

If a gang loyal to another mob boss takes over a block containing one of your mob businesses, the business is picked up by that gang's boss. If the gang is not loyal to a mob boss, the mob business becomes uncontrolled.

Buildings which house mob businesses guarded by enforcers are pretty much impervious to robbings and firebombings. But if there are no enforcers on guard, "watch out brudda." A gang must use the Control order to attack a mob business which is protected by enforcers. When this happens, the enforcers defend the gang which controls the block because it is loyal to their family. If both the attacking and defending gangs are loyal to the same boss, the enforcers simply become spectators.

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