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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:10 PM Edited by Money Over Bullshit, 4 days ago.





You take control of a twenty eight year old Italian American from the mean streets of Bohan named Carlo Devino who after falling into serious financial difficulty ends up working for the mob. You will journey with Carlo up through the ranks of Liberty City's five big Mafia Families, working your way up from a simple associate to a full fledged member of Liberty City's La Cosa Nostra, taking on more violent and dangerous jobs as you go.

This game will give players a chance to deeply immerse themselves in Liberty City's most infamous crime families and experience first hand the compelling events which surround them on a daily basis. The overall tone and format of this chapter based game will differ greatly and will unfold in a more narrative fashion than any of the previous titles in the grand theft auto series, playing out more like an interactive movie than an actual game. The story will contain about ten to fifteen hours of gameplay with plenty of mini games and side missions thrown in to keep the game fun. Other exclusive additions to this game will be an advanced combat system, improved law enforcement AI requiring the player to act tactically to avoid arrest (or death) and a whole host of new weapons. Carlo will also have access to three exclusive clothing stores – namely Ranch and ProLaps (for casual/leisure wear) and Didier Sachs (which sells more formal attire as you progress further into the game).

Other additions to this game include an honor and respect system similar to Red Dead Redemption, weapon specific close quaters executions, a gun closet in your safehouse where you can store weapons you have obtained over the course of the story, the ability to recruit crew members to accompany you on jobs and all new “favours” missions which are similar to random character side missions but are centered around random events on the street such as muggings, car thefts, vacating drug dealers from neighbourhoods and package delivery jobs and a brand new island to the south west of LC known as Richmond Island (based on Staten Island). The story itself will be almost completely seperate from that of the other Liberty City protagonists (meaning no direct crossovers) but some of the characters will re-appear and certain events from those games will be referenced and/or explained in greater detail. The game will be available exclusively for download on Xbox Live and the Playstation Network but will also be playable from in game menus of GTA IV and The Complete Edition.



The Protagonist

Carlo Devino

Carlo lives in a small appartment in Bohan with his elderly foster mother, who he regards as his birth mother since she adopted him at a very young age. Carlo has never really been able to hold down a job due to his serious lack of formal education and over the years he has had to resort to working undesirable, temporary jobs and commiting petty crimes in order to bring money home for his mother.

Growing up, Carlo was always surrounded mobsters, theifs and drug dealers in his community but he has always tried hard not to fall too deep into the criminal underworld. Lately however Carlo's financial situation has gotten particularely dyer and the money he gets for the odd jobs he does is barely enough to keep the aspestos filled roof over his mother's head. For Carlo it's now a case of desperate times calling for desperate measures and when his childhood friend Daniela “Dani” Lupisella inadvertently offers him a chance to work for the local cosa nostra family, the offer just seems a little to lucrative to refuse.







Richmond Island

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Richmond Island is one of the five boroughs in the Family Ties version of Liberty City and the only one which is inaccessible to the player at the start. Richmond Island is the least populated of the five boroughs but is the third largest in area. Richmond island is a lot more suburban in nature compared to the other four boroughs of Liberty City and the independant state of Alderney which is overall more urban than the majority of the island. Richmond Island is the only part of the city not to be connected to another by way of a bridge as has been the case since the 1970s when the Tudor Bridge connecting the Island to Alderney (the remnants of which can still be seen off Tinderbox and Red Wing Avenues in Tudor and Acter Industrial) was destroyed by a terrorist attack.The only remaining mode of transportation between the island and other parts of Liberty City is the Richmond Island Ferry which carries people to and from the island from stops at The St. John's Bus and Ferry Terminal (Richmond Island), Pier 45 in Algonquin, East Hook in Broker, Happiness Island and the Alderney Ferry Terminal for the price of just $2. Due to these and other factors Richmond Island has often been called "the forgotten borough" by it's inhabitants who feel neglected by the city government to the point of denying it's existence despite some of it's members actually living on the island. Unlike the other boroughs of Liberty City Richmond Island does not have an operational subway system instead making use of buses to transport it's inhabitants around the island (these buses can be hijacked by the player and used as a way of making a little bit of extra cash. Overall the island is quite ethnically diverse and is diversely split in terms of the socio-economic backgrounds of it's citizens, with the South of the Island being generally affluent and the North of the island generally being more disadvantaged. Despite the generally upscale nature of the island compared to the other boroughs there is in fact a substantial presence of gangs on the island, especially members of the Liberty City Mafia who will be Carlo's main contacts on the island.


State: Liberty State

City: Liberty City

Total Area: 265.5 sq km

Population: 468, 730 approx

Neighbourhood Map

Richmond Island consists of a total of 13 individual designated areas, these are as follows:

1. New Haven (based on St. George, Tomkinsville and New Brighton)
New Haven is a historic commercial and residential district located in the north eastern tip of the island. The main attraction of this area is the St. John's Ferry Terminal, the main gateway to the island for travellers from the rest of the city. The area is generally quite affluent and houses many large apartment building and quaint little eateries, historic shopping districts, a farmers market and a large church. Other major landmarks in the area include the Richmond Island Museum, the St. John's Theater, the Richmond Island Borough Hall and a waterfront memorial sculpture dedicated to none other than St. John himself. The southern and eastern portions of the neighbourhood are more residential and contain several blocks of two story town houses moving towards West Haven and North Beach. This area is home to many Italian and Irish Americans but also boasts a small Albanian community who can be seen hanging around the area's commercial hub and in clusters around the seafront boardwalk. One of the islands three police stations is also located in the area close to North Beach.

2. West Haven (based on West Brighton, Clifton and Stapleton)
West Haven is a mostly residential area located to the west of New Haven. The area is generally working class in nature although there is a clear split in social classes within the area with the east side containing a number of two story houses (similar to neighbouring New Haven). The neighbourhood begins to look more run down however moving west towards Port Haven. The western portion of the neighbourhood contains several rows of shops and a small number of ethnic commercial properties however the area is majorly dominated by project buildings and six story red brick apartment complexes which are home to the area's large African American population. Almost the entire northern portion of the neighbourhood is taken up by the Bank of Richmond Ballpark, a baseball stadium which seperates the large commercial office buildings of New Haven to the east and the aforementioned run down project and apartment buildings to the west. West Haven is also the site of one of the island's two major hospitals as well as one of two of it's fire stations and the second of it's three police stations.

3. Port Haven (based on Port Richmond)
Port Haven is a neighbourhood located north of West Haven reminiscent of many areas of Bohan (particularly Chase Point and Little Bay). The area was once a bustling hub at the foot of the Tudor Bridge, since the destruction of the bridge however most of the buildings in the area have gone into a state of disrepair and it has become more of a 'haven' for drug dealing, gang violence and prostitution, seeing many wars between the areas population of gang affiliated Latino Immigrants and the African American gangsters from neighbouring West Haven in recent years. The area is currently in the midst of a large scale redevelopment plan which aims to restore the area to it's former glory (the evidence of which can be seen by the many construction sites in the area). Aside from the construction sites the area is generally run down and dirty and features an abundance of graffiti on it's buildings and piles of litter everywhere. Port Haven is also the site of Richmond Island's third and final police station.

4. North Beach (based on various east shore sea and beach front neighbourhoods)
North Beach is a coastal area which encompasses almost the entire south eastern shoreline of the island. The residential portion of the area is a mix between apartment buildings located in the area closest to western New Haven and small beach front properties located close to the beach which is seperated from the rest of the area by a large boardwalk prominade similar to Firefly Island which contains many stores and small businesses as well as a mix of italian and chinese restaurants. Also located close to the beach is an amusement arcade where the player can play bowling, pool and air hockey. In this area there is also a small housing estate which not only seperates the adjacent park from the coast but also offers it's residents some mild seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the seaside prominade. The demographics of the area is mixture of Irish and Chinese immigrants who seem to coexist with one another without any problems.

5. Cursor Park (loosely based on LaTourette Park and surrounding areas)
This neighbourhood concists almost entirely of a large park of the same name which also contains a country club and golf course which is a huge hit with the island's most affluent residents. As was the case with Leaf Links in Vice City weapons are not allowed on site but there are plenty of golf clubs and stealable carts floating around with which to cause mayhem. Adjacent to the park there are also a few brownstone townhouses home to a small orthodox Jewish community.

6. Cursor Hills (based on residential areas of Todt Hill and Dongan Hills)
Cursor Hills is a highly affluent private residential neighbourhood (Similar to Meadow Hills) located in the hills next to Cursor Park complete with it's own security guard. The area contains several tudor styled two story houses and mini mansions largely owned by local celebrities and high ranking mob figures, the largest of which being a mega mansion belonging to Don Giovanni Ancelotti.

7. Stoneville (based on Graniteville, Willowbrook and commercial section of Bulls Head)
Stoneville is Richmond Island's main commercial hub located beneath the large hills which house the neighbourhood of Cursor Hills and overlook the area. The area is the most sparsely populated of all of Richmond Island's neighbourhoods but is home to three of the borough's major landmarks these being the Richmond Island Mall - a medium sized shopping mall comparable in size to the North Point mall in GTA III era's Vice City, The College of Richmond Island which has it's campus in the center of the neighbourhood and a large hotel owned by the super rich Von Crastenburg family (based on the Hilton Garden Inn). The area also contains some light forrestry mostly concentrated towards the south west near Cursor Park.

8. Bentleyville (based on Tottenville)
Bentleyville is a large upper-middle class residential neighbourhood concisting of two and three story duplexes, detached and semi detached homes which sit next to a small beach area to the south east (similar to the ones found in Beachgate in Broker). The Residents of Bentleyville are a mix between young (mostly white) collegiate types and elderly people of all races. The neighbourhood is also home to the south west area's main fire station which is located close to the border with Thompsonville. The area also cointains a boathouse although it is of no particular use to the player other than providing a spawn point for several boats.

9. Norfolk (based on Industrial sections of Bloomfield and Travis)
Norfolk is Richmond Island's Industrial hub containing many warehouses and factories and a large oil refinery. Overall the neighbourhood is similar to Acter Industrial Park in Alderney.

10. Port Norfolk (based on Port Ivory and parts of Mariner's Harbor)
Port Norfolk is Richmond Island's main sea port. It is located almost directly opposite the Acter Industrial section of Alderney. Port Norfolk like neighbouring Norfolk is heavily industrialised and many trucks, trailers and cranes can be found in the area for loading and unloading containers from cargo ships and as a result many containers can be found stacked in the area. The only residential dwellings in this area are a collection of mobile homes located to the east.

11. Thompsonville (based on Rossville, Huguenot and Charleston)
Thompsonville is a large residential neighbourhood located just west of the center of Richmond Island. Most of the area is made up of two story detached and semi detached homes with open gardens giving this area a distinct country feel. Due to the neighbourhoods border with Norfolk it is surrounded by many scrap yards and small industrial properties. There is also a medium sized hospital and a fire department located in the neighbourhood.

12. West Beach (loosely based on South Beach)
West Beach is a large baron sandy beach located to the extreme west of the island. The beach is largely uninhabited and contains many sand dunes and natural ramps and hills which makes the area a virtual playground ideal for cruising around on a dirt bike or the Bandito dune buggy.

13. City Dump (based on the Fresh Kills landfill)
After being previously mentioned in GTA IV the City Dump finally makes it's appearence in Family Ties. Although the dump is technically not a neighbourhood it's sheer size dictates that it be considered it's own individually designated area. The dump is where most of the city's rubbish ends up after it is taken from the other boroughs by way of specially constructed boats. The dump doesn't provide much to the player in the way of fun but it will none the less be given a starring role in one particular chapter of the story. Although the dump is technically controlled by the Liberty City Sanitation Department (who in turn work under the rule of the mob) it can just as much be considered to be under the rule of the local army of hobos who call the dump their own, remaining unmoved by the LSD who recently lost a bid to move the hobos on as it was deemed to be a breach of their squatters rights.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:12 PM Edited by Money Over Bullshit, 6 hours ago.


Gambetti Family

Named after former boss Salvatore Gambetti an olive oil importer from Palermo, Sicily, the Gambetti Family is currently the biggest and most powerful of the five Liberty City families. The Gambetti Family have far reaching ties all over the city that are said to go as deep as capitol hill. The family consists of over 250-300 made members and 1,500 – 2,000 associates.

Key Members

Jon Gravelli - Boss
Jon Gravelli is the Boss of the Gambetti Crime Family and the highest power on the Liberty City Commission. Gravelli was born in a working class neighbourhood in Broker to two Sicilian immigrants in 1923. At the time of Gravelli's birth his uncle Sonny Cangelosi was a Capo in Salvatore Gambetti's family who eventually ascended to the position of boss in the late 1950s after arranging the murder of his former don. Jon became involved with the cosa nostra from a young age after starting work in his aforementioned uncle's club at the age of twelve where he served drinks to Liberty City's biggest mobsters on a daily basis. It was through his work at the club that he also first got involved with the mafia, running a small time gambling operation at the age of 17 for which Gravelli had his first run in with the law. Although the case (like every other case involving Gravelli from then on) never saw the inside of a court room thanks to his uncle's influence within the city.

No sooner had Jon turned 21 he was officially inducted into his uncle's family, leaving his working class roots behind him once and for all. Over the next 30 years or so Gravelli worked his way up from a low level soldier in the mafia to the role of underboss before taking over the family after his uncle's death from lung cancer in 1978. Many mobsters at the time believe that this honor should have went to Cangelosi's older and more experienced consigliere Anthony LaRocca and it was feared that his decision to pass the position on to his nephew would cause a war to break out within the family, despite this he is still ruling the family with an iron fist (and diseased kidneys) 30 years on. Jon Gravelli is currently a full time resident of the Schottler medical centre in Dukes where he is looked after on a permanent basis by mob enforcer Vincenzo Andolla, the uterine nephew of long time capo Artie Caruso.

Sammy Bottino - Underboss
Sammy Bottino is the former underboss of the Gambetti Family who relinquished his position to Roy Zito after going into hiding in 2007 in order to avoid prosecution for a high profile murder in Vice City. Sammy was born in Little Italy Algonquin in 1965 but moved to Broker with his mother in 1972 after his parents seperated. After moving to Broker Sammy didn't have much contact with his father who was a former marine and a violent drunk, instead growing up under the wing of his uncle Joey Montiglia who was a capo in the Lupisella family. Sammy began his criminal career under his uncle's tutelage in his mid teens, stealing cars his crew who would then either sell them whole or strip them for parts. When Sammy was 18 however his uncle Joey (who was more like a surrogate father to him) was shot dead in a Bohan bodega by an unknown shooter. 
After his uncle's death Sammy became an associate of the Gambetti family and quickly became a big earner due to a lucrative truck highjacking opperation he ran with a few of his close friends. Most of Bottino's early criminal career was spent behind bars although his loyalty to the family ensured that he never flipped to get out of jail time – a fact that earned him great respect among his fellow mobsters. After a stint for manslaughter in the 80's, Bottino was officially inducted into the family, spearheading the Gravelli's expansion into Florida soon after. Sammy has always had an eye for a good deal and this eye for a good business oppertunity has garnered him the nickname "Sonny" (or "Young Sonny") supposedly after Jon Gravelli's late uncle Sonny Cangelosi, who in the 60's and 70's established the Gambetti Family as a dominating force in the Liberty City underworld. Despite Bottino's popularity among his peers however he is said to have a long running rivalry with fellow family member Roy Zito. It is believed that Sammy is currently in hiding somewhere out west with his wife and daughter however his exact whereabouts are unknown.
Roy Zito - (Acting) Underboss
Roy Zito is the current underboss of the Gambetti Family. Zito, a former car theif and convicted armed robber was inducted into the family in the early 90s and since then has moved up quickly through the ranks all the way to his current position as the family's underboss at the relatively young age of 35. Zito and Don Gravelli are said to have a very close relationship with some sources claiming that Gravelli treats Zito better than his own son – with many citing this as the reason for his quick ascent through the family's ranks. This closeness is not thought to have caused any animosity between Zito and Jon Jnr. however as the two are said to be quite close, even being believed to have pulled several scores together in the past.

Outside of his mob business Zito is said to control many legitimate ventures including a popular social club in Broker and a chain of dry cleaners, although these are also expected to be merely fronts for other illegal activities. Since his ascention to underboss Zito has been a hot target for the FIB, however he doesn't seem to be phased by this attention and has been seen on many occasions to act seeminging without fear of prosecution and so far they haven't been able to get any substansial charges against him to stick.
Salvatore ManganoConsigliere
Salvatore Mangano (Born 1943) otherwise known as "The Julio Ochoa of The Mob" is said to be the Gambetti Family's current Consigliere. Despite his alleged position as Jon Gravelli's go to guy however there is not a trace of evidence to link Mangano to any criminal activity after the mid '90s. Salvatore's public image is that of a successful entreprenure and part time political activist with some questionable friends, although witnesses and the FIB claim that this is nothing more than a cover up for his true occupation as a ruthless mafioso.

If these sources are to be believed which a recent Liberty Tree article claims "they most definitely are" then Mangano's tenure with the family dates back to the late '60's when he was a simple soldier in the family serving under Don Gravelli himself and over the years has had a hand in the Gambetti Family's rise to the top of the liberty city commission, dining with politicians (who he regards as personal friends) and sweet talking police commissioners, making sure evidence against the family never saw the light of day. All of this however is merely speculation.
Nicky BottinoSoldier
Nicky Bottino is a soldier in the Gambetti Family. Being born the illegitimate son of mobster Sammy Bottino while he was serving four years in prison and then growing up in the Broker slums with his drug addict turned prostitute of a mother, "Little" Nicky Bottino was never really given many chances in life. After dropping out of high school Nicky began to look for his eduction elsewhere and started running with a gang of street thugs from his local neighbourhood who eventually lead him down the same criminal path as his father before him. At that time Nicky's main speciality was boosting cars, a skill which garnered him the respect of, then capo, Roy Zito who took Nicky under his wing.

After several years of doing grunt work for the Gambettis, Nicky finally got made into the Family, which served to fill the void left by his detachment from his own family and brought him closer to the father he never really knew. Being the archotypal product of his environment, Nicky is as you'd expect a callous and cold individual who genuinely enjoys voilence and the life of crime, a good man to have by your side by all accounts. Nicky is currently a member of high ranking Capo "Fat" Philly Narducci's crew which also includes Jon Gravelli's nephew Peter Gravelli and his personal bodyguard Vinny Andolla.

Pavano Family

The Pavano Family was first established by an old style "Moustache Pete" named Giussepe Pavano and was one of the founding families of the Liberty City Commission in the 1930's. Currently the family sits as the second most powerful family in the city, second only to the Gambettis having previously been the number one family for many years. The Pavano Family have traditionally been a very secretive faction, choosing to shy away from the media spotlight that some members of the other families embrace, deeply regarding the laws of ómerta. The family currently consists of 150 – 200 made members and well over 1,000 associates.

Key Members

Mary Valvona -  Boss
Mary Valvona otherwise known as "The Godmother" and "The Black Widow" is the current boss of the Pavano Family. Born Maria Provenzano in 1948 in Palermo Sicily, Mary first emigrated to America with her widowed father and five siblings at the age of ten and began working in sweat shops around the Liberty City garment district to help support her brothers and sisters due to her father's low wages which he recieved for working the docks. It was in one of these sweat shops that she met a much older man named Luigi Valvona who ran the seamsters union for Giuseppe Pavano, and the two fell in love. Luigi and Mary for years had a seemingly very happy relationship but as soon as Luigi became the Don of the Pavano family in the 80s and began power sharing with Mary, cracks began to show. Between 1981 and 1989 Luigi and Mary were said to have a very volatile relationship that was said to be fueled on by a lack of trust due to constant rumours of Mary's cheating with Luigi's subordinates. From this a vicious power struggle between the two lovers ensued that would not become outwardly apparent until the investigation into Luigi's death from poisoning in 1990 (of which Mary was a suspect).

Since the death of her husband many rumours have surrounded Mary Valvona including tales about her violent temper and an apparent addiction to sex with younger men, with government informant and former Pavano enforcer Vito "Dog Meat" Menotti labeling her a "maniac both sexually and mentally". It has also been said of her that she is driven only by money, power and domination with a total disregard for others. Although the truth behind these rumours is yet to be fully established, one must wonder how an elderly woman could control one of the most ruthless and powerful mafia families in America without such a vicious temper and domineering personality. Mary's current boyfriend is a cat burglar named Mario Venturella. Although she is officially in charge of the family recent testimony suggests that she is in fact just a front boss for the alleged family underboss Ercole Romano.

Arthur Zapulla - Consigliere
Arthur Zapulla is the 40 year old former lawyer turned consigliere of the Pavano Family. Zapulla grew up in a prodominently italian neighbourhood in East Holland, the son of a Jewish Mother and a Calabrian Father. As a child Arthur was very studious and he excelled in highschool particularly in math. In his late teens Arthur began to put this skill with numbers to use by setting up a small 'business' taking bets on sports games from people in his neighbourhood and ripping off local drunks in card and dice games with the use of card counting and complex probabilility equations. Through these little scams Arthur soon saw that he was able to make quite a bit of money and he began to favour continuing these activities over going to college. However, Artur's scams soon caught the attention of local youths who became jealous of him and threatened to hurt him if he didn't cut them in on the action. Not wanting to be extorted by the youths, young Arthur fought back against them, earning him the respect of young (Pavano affiliated) mobsters in the area and shortly afterwards they built up a friendship based on mutual respect. It was from this friendship with these budding mafiosos that Arthur first became affiliated with the mob, rising quickly in their estimation due to his propensity for a good scam.

Around this time Arthur also began having an affair with the wife of the Pavano Family don Mary Valvona, a relationship that would see Zapulla being put through law school on Valvona's money on the pretense that he represent the family in all following trials. As Arthur and Mary began to become more and more enthrawled in their affair Pavano boss Luigi Valvona became more and more of an obstacle in their path and it is alleged that they devised and carried out a plan to execute him via poisoning making it initially look like a natural occurance – a plan that put Mary in the position of the Family's boss and placed Arthur at her right hand as the family's consigliere. After this romance ended in the mid 90s it all went a bit downhill for Arthur as he became the co-accused in a federal racketeering case involving his former lover and was subsequentially caught in possession of several kilos of cocaine. Zapulla represented himself in both of these cases and managed to win with a (questionable) unanamous plea of not guilty – winning the latter case by convincing the jury that he was reinacting a scene from a vinewood blockbuster for friends. Despite winning these cases his reputation within the legal system was indelibly tarnished and he was disbarred from the law in 2002. Despite him being banned from being a lawyer however, he still provides legal advise to his fellow pavano family members.
Joe Corrola - Caporegime
Joseph "Joey" Corrola was born in East Holland Algonquin in 1975. Growing up Joey developed a repution around his neighbourhood as a bit of a tough guy and as a kid he would offer protection to smaller kids in the schoolyard for a cut of their lunch money. Being part of a relatively poor family Joey was forced to drop out of school at an early age in order to start working to help support his family. Shortly after dropping out of school he began to live his life as if he were 30 years old, drinking and smoking heavily and staying out until all hours of the night gambling with older men from his neighbourhood. It was also around this time that Joe began working odd jobs for the mob, selling bootlegged cigarettes and stealing cars.

When he was in his mid twenties Joey began a relationship with Mary Valvona and like Arthur Zapulla before him he was elevated quickly within the family's ranks, becoming a capo only a matter of years after being inducted into the family taking over from notorious heroin trafficer Mario “Mad Dog” Ciccone – his former mentor after he was sent to prison in 1998. In the position of capo Corrola was given charge of his own crew which began to specialise in the importation and sale of drugs, particularly heroin and took control of the Liberty City dock workers union, using it as a front for importing drugs. Corrola has also become known for having close bonds with African American criminals seeing them as a way to make extra cash that would put the Pavanos ahead of other families on the commission due to them typically only working with italian americans. Corrola is noted for being quite proud of his appearence and often splashes out on expensive suits and jewellry and brushes his naturally curled hair frequently – even between hits, being once quoted as saying "If I'm gonna whack a guy I want him to see how handsome his killer was before he hits the dirt".
Louie Santino - Soldier
Louie “The Cowboy“ Santino was born in Liberty City in 1977 and grew up in the same neighbourhood as Joe Corrola. Growing up Louie was always fascinated by the high rolling criminals and he would often commit petty crimes in an attempt to impress them. When Louie reached his early twenties his dreams finally came through when he was inducted in to the Pavano family as part of Joe Corrola’s crew of budding young gangsters. Over the years Louie has become a good earner for the family and has created a lot of connections for them all over the city, taking a more hands on approach to the drug market than his boss Joe Corrola. Louie has often been described as having an addictive personality and he has over the years had many problems with gambling and drugs which many people say have prevented him from moving higher than his current position within the family. Despite his outward appearence as a small time drug dealer however Louie is a shrewd businessman with some powerful connections.

In mob circles over the years Santino has earned himself a reputation as a bit of a renegade and often goes off on his own and commits crimes that have not been authorised by his superiors, often earning him the ire of authority figures within the family. Despite his apparent lone wolf style of operation and dislike for authority however Santino often acts on what he feels will benifit the family in the long run and feels that he is not given enough credit for his work. On the flip side at times, mainly due to his admiration of mobsters growing up, Santino is said to be very respectful in the company of those above him and has been known to be very loyal, at least to his captain Joe Corrola who is said to be one of the only men able to keep him in check. Many have said that Santino (and others like him) are a sign of the future of a Cosa Nostra run by young turks with a chip on their shoulder and a hot burning fire in their bellies, others say that they will be it's downfall.

Messina Family

The Messina Family is said to have been created by Joseph "Big Joe" Messina, a sicilian immigrant. The Messina family is said to be the third most powerful family in Liberty City after the Pavanos and the Gambettis. Over the years the family have become known mostly for their business sense and it is believed that is what has elevated them to the bronze medal position in the Liberty City commission. The family currently comprises of 115-130 made members and anywhere between 500 and 1,500 associates.

Key Members

Harvey Noto - Boss
Harvey Noto is the current Boss of the Messina Family. He was born in Dukes, Liberty City in 1942 to two second generation Italian immigrants. Noto grew up in a rough neighbourhood on the border of Steinway and East Island City, later moving to the affluent neighbourhood of Meadow Hills. As a teen he garnered a reputation around his neighbourhood for being a delinquent and was frequently seen hanging around with drug dealers and low lifes. When he turned 17 Noto was taken under the wing of a Capo within the Dukes based Messina family named Dominick Pistone who put Noto to work as an enforcer in his loan sharking operation due to his domineering appearance. After learning the tricks of the trade from Pistone, Noto began his own loansharking operation for which he was arrested in 1960. On this occasion Noto was released without charge due to insufficiant evidence (nobody dared testify) but he was arrested later that same year for extorting a local florist earning him an 18 month prison term. Noto allegedly had the man's business burned to the ground. Some years after his release from prison Harvey was officially inducted into the Messina Family and moved up to the position of Capo ahead of his own crew just ten years after becoming a made man.

By the early 60s many Messia family members began to question the leadership of patriarch Big Joe Messina one of these being Noto's mentor Dominick Pistone, largely due to him spending most of his time away from Liberty City and promoting his son Joseph 'Little Joe' Messina to the position of consigliere even though he was unqualified for the role. At this time Noto began to openly dispise Joe Messina and turned his attention to taking him out of his position by any means necessary also having a personal hated for Joe Jnr. who in turn disliked Noto due to his involvement in narcotics (for which he was eventually arrested in 1970). Due to a failed assasination attempt by Noto, the senior Messina grew fearful of his life and he and his son moved away from Liberty City and the commission installed long time loyalist Vincent Caruso as his replacement. Caruso was eventually murdered by Pistone's faction. Left with no other choice The Commision officially named Noto's mentor as the new boss of the Family, a decision which was largely attributed to the influence of Noto's Meadow Hills neighbour Jon Gravelli who had long been a friend of Pistone and his supporters. This decision was immediately contested by certain members of the family and a civil war broke out which lasted for several years. In 1982 Noto had two of his underlings kill his former mentor due to his increasing volatility after becoming boss and later that year he and Messina had a famous meeting at the top of the observation towers in Meadows Park to discuss their differences that ended in Messina falling to his death from the top of the structure. Charges of manslaughter were brought against Noto but in the end it was ruled as an accident. Noto's actions did however earn him the wrath of some of the other families who attempted to assasinate him in 1983. Over time however these issues were ironed out thanks once again in part to Don Gravelli and Noto became the undisputed boss of the Messina family with his longtime friend Charles "Chucky" D'Amato (the family's current Underboss) by his side. To this day Noto's family still carries the name of it's former boss 'out of respect for the late great Joe Messina' and is one of the dominating forces on the commission, largely due to Noto's influence.

Harry Hall - Consigliere
Harry Hall is currently the consigliere of the Messina Family. Harry was born in Steinway, Dukes in 1948 to an Irish American mother and an estranged father who was believed to be of Sicilian descent. Harry's mother (who was a dancer) had many wealthy boyfriends who temporarily took on the role of his father and would buy him and his mother many nice things. As a young boy up until he was in his late teens Harry would often hang around the various clubs and bars where his mother would dance and would often entertain the other female dancers with song and dance numbers and stand up comedy routines, earning him a reputation as a bit of a ladies man quite early on. Around this time however young Harry would also be frequently exposed to the seedier side of the the Liberty City club scene, rubbing shoulders with drug users and scumbags on a regular basis. Years later Harry would himself become more and more involved in this scene and eventually began selling drugs and pimping whores, becoming quite wealthy as a result. In an attempt to keep himself out of trouble, in 1965 at the age of 17, Hall enlisted in the Army, at the height of the Vietnam war but after three years of service he returned to Liberty City and met his future wife Catherine the following year.


Over the next few years however Harry became reinvolved in crime and was soon a big player in the worlds of prostitution and narcotics. Through his work selling pussy and drugs Harry became friends with many notorious criminals around Dukes and Algonquin including Liberty City's Cosa Nostra families and members of the once powerful Irish Mob. Determined to be successful despite his acquired status as one of the big players in the underworld however Harry began to move into many legitimate and semi legitimate ventures in the latter part of the 1970s, even managing to put himself through law school and setting up a million dollar private escort agency which acted as a front for full on prostitution and the production of hardcore porn movies. Around this time Hall got introduced to Messina Capo Harvey Noto. Impressed by Hall's ability to take the most illegal practices and make them seem above board, The future Boss formed a close bond with him. This friendship would later serve Harry well as when Noto took over the family, he took him on as his right hand man, serving primarily in an advisory capacity. It is thought by some that many family members thought of it as somewhat of an insult to have a man that was not 100% (or even 50%) Italian in such an esteemed position, these concerns however were usually met with unfavourable results when brought to the attention of Hall or Noto and over time they began to simply fade away. Often times Hall's mixed ancestry has worked to his advantage though, especially when it comes to prosecution for his mob membership since the notion of him being put forward as the families consigliere would seem rediculous due to the Mafia's strong traditions of only inducting full blooded italians into their inner circle a fact that frustrates those who know otherwise.
Mark Volpe - Caporegime
Mark Anthony Volpe is currently a capo within the Messina family and is one half of the infamous Volpe brothers. Mark was born in East Hook, Broker in 1963. Mark along with his brother was a mischievous child and youth and would frequently be brought home in a cop car. Mark, who's father Mark Senior's brother had been a mobster, began his career with the Messina family as a hitman for Harvey Noto (who would often pay young thugs to carry out hits) in the late 70's before even becoming an adult. In 1982 Mark was sentenced to ten years in prison for the Murder of Noto's former mentor Dominick Pistone in a Dukes opticians due to him standing in the way of Noto becoming family's boss, witnesses said Pistone never saw it coming since he had removed his glasses to try on another pair.

After his release from prison Mark became a fully fledged made man (as a reward for him murdering Pistone) and set up a lucrative sports betting ring and a loansharking operation on behalf of the family. Seemingly unfazed by his long stint in prison, Mark continued to carry out hits for Noto earning him two seperate manslaughter convictions in 1994 and 1996. In late 1996 after being cleared in his second manslaughter case he was also promoted to Capo and he and his crew set up a sports betting ring operating throughout the four Liberty City Boroughs. Mark is said to have a violent temper and often beats people for little or no reason, once putting a parking attendant in a coma for giving him a ticket. He is also fiercly defensive of his family and is perfusely intolerant to anybody speaking bad of them, once notoriosly cutting out the tongue of enforcer ”Johnny Tightlips” Ruggiero for suggesting his brother Fredo was a police informant. In recently years Mark himself has become suspected of being an informant although members of the family are not so quick to accuse him, preferring to “hold their tongue” until some actual evidence emerges to implicate him of being a rat.
Fredo Volpe - Caporegime
Alfredo “Fredo” Volpe is a capo within the Messina Family and is also the younger brother of fellow Messina capo Mark Volpe. As a youngster Fredo would constantly hang around his brother Mark and the two were said to have a very close bond. Like his brother Fredo also often found himself in trouble with the law for committing petty crimes and was said to have quite a knack for pick pocketting. Fredo's work with the Messina Family began around the same time as his brother's and he would often accompany him on hits for Harvey Noto, including the slaying of boss Dominick Pistone, acting as Mark's getaway driver. Following the hit on Pistone, Fredo was put on trial for the murder along with his brother, escaping with an accessory charge for his part in the crime while Mark was sentenced to ten years. Fredo blamed himself for his brother going to prison believing that he somehow lead the police to finding out that it was him who was behind the hit. This guilt sent Fredo into a depression and in turn forced him to become addicted to drugs which he also sold for the Messinas in his late teens. After many tough years Fredo eventually got clean and he began to earn big for the family through the execution of several big robberies on banks and stores around the city and became a made man in his brothers abscence, possibly helped by the fact that he married family Consigliere Harry Hall's daughter in 1989.

For many years Fredo continued to work hard for the family and one year after his brother he got promoted to capo in 1997. A year later Fredo was caught with a large shipment of Ketamine and was arrested. Seeing an oppertunity to gather information on the Messina Family the LCPD propositioned Fredo about becoming a police informant in order to serve a shorter sentence. Fredo initially refused but when played a tape of his father in law Harry Hall threatening to cut his balls off he quickly changed his mind. He served two short years in prison and was released back into the family as a rat. It is believed that over the past ten years Fredo has collected enough incrimminating evidence to bring down the whole Messina Family and its associates.
Jimmy Capra - Soldier
James “Jimmy The Goat” Capra was born in 1968 in the same neighbourhood as Mark and Fredo Volpe and would occasionally hang out and commit petty crimes with the two brothers. As a child and into his adolescence he had never shown any interest in friendship or romantic relationships, and was bullied throughout his childhood by peers which ended in violent fights, and usually with the other one getting severly beaten or stabbed. Capra's father Alberto had been a famous mobster for the Gambettis in the 1970s and 80s. Jimmy instead opted to join the Messinas due to a belief that the Gambettis were involved in his father's murder in 1983. After becoming involved with the Messinas he preformed many brutal hits for them throughout the 80s and early 90s.

Over the years Capra has become increasingly famous among mob circles for his temper and the genuine pleasure he takes in killing with some mobsters labelling him “a complete and utter psychopath”. Recent testimony from mob informant Fredo Volpe describes him as “the nastiest and most intimidating man he has ever met in all of his years as a mobster” detailing his penchant for cutting up his victims after he has murdered them. Capra is also said to be frequently violent towards women and once savegly beat one of Harry Hall's prostitutes for refusing to have sex with him causing her to leave work permanently. This incident caused a temporary rift between Capra and Hall but their relationship has since been mended and they now work together distributing pornography. Aside from being a violent enforcer, Capra is also involved in many lucrative businesses, running a car dealership, an auto repair shop and part owning a restaurant in Little Italy with fellow mobster Bobby “The Bull” Sarafino.

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Lupisella Family

The Lupisella Family has roots dating back to the early 20th century although it wasn't officially known as the Lupisella Family until the father of the current patriarch Vincent Lupisella took over in the 1950's. The Lupisella family has long been known as the most violent and ruthless of the five families and many believe that it is this "street thug attitude" that has held them back over the years and placed them at their current position as the second smallest family in the city. The families current membership stands at 140 made men and 1,000+ associates.

Key Members

Vincent Lupisella - Boss
Vincenzo “Vincent” Lupisella is the 78 year old alleged Don of the Lupisella Family. Lupisella was born in 1929 in a prodominently Italian neighbourhood in the Liberty City Borough of Bohan. Vincent and his twin brother Carmine were destined to be mobsters from a young age due to them being born into an already powerful mob family in which their father Carmine Lupisella Snr. was the Underboss. Vincenzo and his brother had a very traditional sicilian upbringing and despite their father being a ruthless mobster he would often attempt to teach them his own skewed version of right and wrong, refusing to send them to school due to his lack of belief in the american education system. In typical aspiring criminal fashion Vincent had a childhood and early adolescence filled with mischief and run ins with the law.  At the age of 19 Vincent secured his first full fledged criminal conviction for highjacking a truck loaded with cigarettes, partly taking the fall for his brother who fled the scene when the cops showed up. Over the next ten years or so Vincent acquired a string of other convictions which gave him a high level of notoriety with the police. When Vincent was in his early twenties his father became the boss of what would soon come to be known as the Lupisella Family and began to train his sons up in the ways of the mafia and they were both 'made' shortly thereafter.

At the age of 32, now a capo in his father’s family Vincent met a wife Rosalie and the two had a baby named Francis. In 1967 Vincent’s life took an unfortunate turn when his father was diagnosed with cancer which meant that he would need to name a successor before his death. Carmine was adament that the family be handed over to one of his sons but didn’t know which of the two twins to give it to. This caused a huge rivallry between Vincent and his brother Carmine Jnr. who began to try and out earn and out class one another in order to show their father that they deserved to be the family’s new leader. This rivalry carried on for many years and ended in Vincent killing his brother in a drunken rage, an event that was said to have broke Carmine Snr’s heart and caused Vincent psychological problems in later life. Regardless of the circumstances however with only Vincent left alive the family ultimately fell under his control in 1969 making him the youngest boss in the history of LC's La Cosa Nostra at the time. However his ascention to boss was closely followed by him being arrested for conspiracy to import narcotics in 1970 as part of a large scale international drug trafficing operating also involving Harvey Noto of the Messina family. He did however manage to escape prison on this occasion and would not have another run in with the law for almost another twenty years. During his tenure as the family’s boss a lot of media attention has surrounded Lupisella. This is mainly due to his extreme paranoia and his frequently odd behaviour such as going on walks through Middle Park dressed in a bathrobe and talking to his subordinates in cryptic code that even they don’t understand. He is also said to be extremely intolerant to the notion of informants within his family, brutally killing anybody who he suspects (often wrongfully) of being a rat – a job traditionally given to his personal hitman and trusted enforcer Sonny Honarato who would often pluck his victim’s eyebrows as a calling card before depositing their bodies in the Humboldt river. During his time as boss of the family he has controlled many lucrative rackets in the city including a monpoly on all of the windows that the Liberty City housing authority fitted in the project buildings in Bohan during the 70's and 80's.

Mark Lupisella - Underboss/Street Boss
Mark Lupisella was born in Bohan in 1958. Being the son of a capo within the Lupisella family and the grandson of the family’s don, Mark grew up constantly surrounded by mobsters and at the age of 10 he was taken under Vincent Lupisella's wing after the death of his father Carmine. As a child Mark did quite badly in school due to an undiagnosed learning disability and he was often teased by his peers who called him dumb. Not wanting to mollycoddle him, his uncle Vincent put him into a local boxing club so that he could learn to stand up to those who tormented him. As Mark grew into a teenager he became very good at the sport and would often fight men almost twice his age due to his large stature. Mark didn’t stick at boxing for long however and due to his lack of education and prospects it was enevitable that he would eventually become involved in the family business.



Mark began his criminal career as a low level enforcer in his uncle’s organisation shaking down union bosses and beating up degenerate gamblers with overdue debts. Mark’s intimidation skills soon became a valuable asset to the family and won them control over many profitable rackets around the city, which earned him a promotion to capo in 1990 and an undoubted place in Vincent's heart. Around this time Mark also garnered the nickname “Loopy” due in part to his low IQ but also his notoriously short temper and the violent acts that he committed on anybody who dared question him or his family. It is a nickname that Lupisella apparently hates however and nobody ever dares call him it to his face. In 1994 Mark became the family’s underboss being seated directly below his uncle, taking control of the familiy’s day to day activities due to his uncle's semi retirement, some within mob circles believe this elevation was partly due to Vincent Lupisella's guilt over the death of Mark's father. Four years later Mark eventually took full control over the family although many believe that this move was purely tactical on Vincent Lupisellas part in order to avoid prosecution for federal racketeering charges that were brought against the heads of two of the other four families on the Liberty City commission. The main reasoning behind these claims is that Mark is simply just too dumb to be capable of running a multi million dollar organisation without a large amount of help from his elderly uncle.
Frank Lupisella - Caporegime
Frank “Frankie Boy” Lupisella was born in 1962 and is the son of Vincent Lupisella. Frank first became an associate of the Lupisella family in the late 1980s and back then would often perform menial tasks for his father and his men such as driving them around and running errands for them. Frankie eventually became a made man in the mid 90s although many within the family (including Mark Lupisella) believed that he was undeserving of the honor and only got made beause of his father's esteemed position. In the early days while serving as a Lupisella soldier, Frank also worked a legitimate job in the Liberty City sanitation department although he was forced to leave the job in early 2001 due to an occupational accident that to this day has left him with a limp in his walk.

Shortly after being put out of work Frank was also put on the shelf by the Lupisella family due to his inability to carry out many of the tasks given to him. As a result of this Frank became deeply depressed and developed a nervous disposition as well as addictions to alcohol and gambling during this time it is believed that he was partly disowned by his father who began to favour his cousin Mark more and more, a fact which quietly caused Frankie great pain and anger. Despite everybody’s low expectations for Frank however he managed to get clean in 2005 and began to earn big for the family through a lucrative numbers racket and fixed sports contests. This earned him a promotion to capo in 2007. Frank has sinced relapsed on his drinking and gambling habits but still manages to bring in enough money for the family to justify his position as capo. Frankie also runs an express car service from an office in Bohan.
Moe Schwartz - Associate
Maurice “Moe” Schwartz was born 1939 to Jewish American parents who originally emigrated from the Ukraine. Schwartz grew up in the relatively middle class Grand Boulevard section of Bohan, had quite an affluent upbringing and didn’t get involved in criminality until he was in his mid 40s when he began to serve as Vincent Lupisella's accountant in the height of his reign as the boss of the family, although some believe that he previously had ties to Jewish gangsters in the city. Due to Moe’s exceptional accountancy work for Vincent Lupisella the two men have forged a close bond over the years, this being evident by the fact that Lupisella trusts Schwartz with sensitive financial information that could put him in prison for a very long time. During his years of service for the Lupisella family Schwartz had read alot of books on the subject of law, information that he has often used to help Vincent Lupisella and his underlings avoid prison on many occassions.

Due to his acquired knowledge of the law it is believed that Lupisella also uses Schwartz in an advisory capacity like sort of a de facto consigliere of sorts. On top of all of this Schwartz is also said to have great business sense and is believed to have helped Vincent Lupisella take control of many rackets over the years particularly his labour and gambling rackets which have made the family (and Schwartz personally) quite rich. Despite his vast level of knowledge about things however Schwartz is notoriously tight lipped and is said to be extremely paranoid about FIB survaillence operations, only ever speaking to those within the Lupisellas inner circle. As a result he once spent almost a year communicating exclusively through spreadsheets so that the feds could not record him discussing mafia business, a move so crazy it worked.

Ancelotti Family

The Ancelotti Family were formed in the 1930's and were originally known as the Bianco Family before changing their name after being taken over by the uncle of current boss Giovanni Ancelotti and are currently the least powerful of the five families. The Ancelotti Family have often been considered to be rogue agents in many ways with many of the other families openly disliking them because of some of their actions. Despite this they are still a force to be reckoned with within the city. The Ancelottis current membership stands at 100 made members and 500 associates.


Key Members

Giovanni Ancelotti - Boss
Giovanni Ancelotti was born in Naples, Italy in 1930 and grew up in a war torn country ruled by Mussolini's facist regime. Young Giovanni first got involved in crime in his mid teens when he began to sell contraband to national and visiting soldiers who passed through his village during the war. When Mussolini was killed Giovanni took advantage of the poverty left in his wake, forming a small street gang with his peers he began extorting local business owners who attempted to rebuild their lives after they were crippled by the destruction of the city's conflicts. At the age of 18 Giovanni was jailed for robbery and spent the next two years in prison. Upon his release in 1950 Giovanni was sent to live with his uncle Giorgio Ancelotti in Liberty City by his parents. What Giovanni's parents didn't know however was that since leaving Italy uncle Giorgio had become a member of Liberty City's honored society otherwise known as the Mafia. Shortly after arriving in America Giovanni began working for his uncle in the Alderney Fruit markets. Through his work in the markets Giovanni began spending alot of time with his uncle's mob associates and began to get involved once again in criminal activity, the very thing he had been sent over by his parents to get away from. Giovanni's first arrest in america came in 1951 for possesion of stolen property a mere 12 months after arriving in the country. Giovanni recieved only a light sentence but he exited prison with a clear life plan – to be the top of the heap in Liberty City's underworld.

Over the next few years Giovanni built up a reputation as a high roller, living the life of a millionaire playboy on the strength of his work for the mob, being seen in all of Liberty City's top nightspots and driving the busy streets in the fanciest sports cars. His flashy lifestyle was a thorn in the side of many of the old school mafiosos around the city but was openly embraced by uncle Giorgio who gave young Giovanni one promotion after another until he began serving as his underboss in 1972. Although things were going good for Giovanni around this time the same could not be said for the rest of the Ancelotti family who began to fall out of favour with the other families on the commission due to there new school approach to conducting 'family business' which went against most of the traditional rules layed down by the founding fathers of la cosa nostra leading to the family being temporarily kicked off of the commission and a contract being put on Giorgio Ancelottis head by Jon Gravelli who considered their actions to be a personal insult. Towards the end of the 1970s The Family managed to work their way back into the commissions good graces, however this was shortly followed by the death of Giorgio Ancellotti from natural causes in 1978. After his uncle's death Giovanni took full control over the family and began a new chapter in it's checkered history. Around this time he also became a proud husband and father marrying his much younger girlfriend Jeanie Pelosi who gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Gracie shortly thereafter. This new chapter brought with it the induction of many young gangsters in the late 80s and early 90s earning the operation the nickname of the “mob's playground” and Giovanni the moniker of “Old man Ancelotti” partly due to his paternal relationship with many of his young soldiers but also as an outside joke due to Ancelotti's distaste for aging and desire to be eternally young in the eyes of those around him. During his time as the boss of the family Giovanni has both impressed and aggravated his fellow commissioners with his unortadoxed but often successful business practices and his flamboyant attitude making him one of the most interesting mafia dons of all time.

Charlie Matteo - Underboss
”Chubby” Charlie Matteo has been Don Giovanni Ancelotti's right hand man since he took over in the late 70s. Matteo was born in Alderney City, Alderney in 1948 and first began working as loan shark for the Ancelotti Family in the mid 60s after meeting Giovanni Ancelotti while he was working at the fruit market in Alderney City. In the following years Matteo quickly gained a reputation as an exceptional loan shark who would always find a way to collect on his loans quickly by imposing large interest rates that ensured that money was never long out of his pocket. Despite these exorbitant interest rates however Charlie is described by many people as a perfect gentleman who would always help out a person in need (even if he did end up leaving them even further out of pocket in the process) and during the early 1980s it is suggested that he handed out and collected on more loans than the bank of liberty. Behind this well mannered exterior however lay the heart of a truely ruthless criminal who has been responsible for some of the most heinous crimes in the entire state of Alderney adding extortion, murder, burglary, money laundering, drug trafficing, illegal gambling and cruelty to animals to his repertoire of services that already included loansharking and deception. Over the years Ancelotti and Matteo developed a very close bond so when Ancelotti took over his uncles organisation in 1978 it was inevitable that Chubby Charlie would eventually become his devoted underboss.

As the Ancelotti's enterprise grew in the 1980s they began to split their business between Liberty City's 4 boroughs and the state of Alderney, a move that proved a little difficult for Giovanni Ancelotti to effectively manage. For this reason Matteo was given control over his own off shoot of the family suprisingly known as 'The Alderney Crew' or 'The Alderney Boys' due to it's membership which at one time included a young Rocco Pelosi and his not so young uncle Vincenzo (who just so happen to be Giovanni's guido inlaws). Together the duo of Matteo and Ancelotti have been very sucessful over the years but Charlie has allegedly taken a more hands off approach in recent years following an indictment on racketeering charges in 2001 which saw him being let out on bail a couple of days later. For years following the indictment Matteo had been at large on the Alderney streets awaiting a trial that didn't materialise until late 2006, although Matteo never showed up for the hearing and has been “on the run” ever since. Insiders speculate however that Matteo is quite low down on the LCPD's list of priorities meaning that he is pretty much free to do as he pleases. Matteo is also said to represent the Ancelotti family on the commission at times when Giovanni is unable to attend.
Anthony Spoleto - Caporegime
Anthony “Tony Black” Spoleto was born in Little Italy, Algonquin in 1953. Spoleto was actually born with blond hair, but by his forties it had turned a gunmetal white-silver color. To hide the color, he dyed it black, earning him the nickname “Tony Black”. He first got involved with the Ancelotti family quite young highjacking trucks from rest stops for them when he was just 16 and in the early 70s he began working a lucrative tabacco importation operation which was what first brought him to prominence within the family and eventually got him made. After being inducted into the family Spoleto became quite sucessful in bookmaking, loansharking and extortion but often found it hard to hold on to money due to a penchant for gambling, often unsucessfully. Some of Spoleto's other vices were said to be keeping pidgeons, which he used to race on a regular basis and collecting exotic fish which he would keep in a massive fish tank in his Middle Park East appartment. Aside from his love for animals Spoleto has been often described as a serial womaniser and would often be seen out on the town with multiple different women in the space of a week. He has a reputation as a killer but on a daily basis is not prone to violence. Spoleto has never served time in prison; he has been arrested but never jailed.

In 1982 Spoleto was promoted to caporegime – a position he still keeps to this day. It has been said by many that Spoleto is a remarkably savvy capo who is very interested in traditional mafia values and the laws of omerta. But despite being a stone cold gangster he is said to run his crew in a remarkably laid back manner and is exceptionally cortious and respectful to those both inside and outside his family wether they be a high ranking capo or a low level associate. Largely due to his great people skills Spoleto has in recent times been appointed as the family's liaison with the Albanian mob who the Ancelotti's use as extra muscle to make up for their relatively small membership. Spoleto owns many lucrative rackets around the city mainly related to construction and conducts most of his business either on a building site or in a social club which he owns and operates in Little Italy.
Frankie Garone - Caporegime
Francisco “Frankie” Garone was born in 1977 in the same Little Italy appartment block where Anthony Spoleto was born and raised. Originally a member of a youth gang which contained many relatives of Ancelotti made men Garone had effectively been preparing himself to be a wise guy since he was in his early teens. Along with many of his peers Frankie was inducted into the Ancelotti family as part of a mass induction ceremony in the early 90s which came shortly after the Ancelottis began to lose power around the city. After becoming a made man Frankie was taken under the wing of Anthony “Tony Black” Spoleto and the two became quite close due to them growing up in the same area. As part of Spoleto's crew Frankie became involved mostly in robberies and drug dealing – a practice that Spoleto wasn't too keen on but allowed to happen within his crew due to the large profits that could be made from it. In addition to dealing drugs however Garone often also takes them and in the case of cocaine quite regularly which has been seen to have had detrimental effects on his personality turning him into a cold hearted killer.


Despite being quite trigger happy however he has gained quite a reputation for carrying out hits with special agent like percision and has been known to have made quite a few people literally disappear with many of his victim's bodies having never been discovered meaning that despite being charged twice with manslaughter he has never been convicted. Outside the discretion with which he commits murder however Frankie also has a reputation for being quite flashy and loud, often being photographed by police and paperazzi falling out of nightclubs drunk and arriving at exclusive celebrity parties in flashy automobiles with heiresses and socialites on one arm and throwing two fingers up to the photographers with the other. In 2005 Garone became a capo regime within the family although his promotion couldn't have come at a worse time since the following year the bosses and other high ranking members of 3 out of the 5 family's on the commission were indicted on federal racketeering charges as part of a 5 year long operation by the FIB and special detectives within the LCPD. Garone is said to have quite a close bond with don Giovanni Ancelotti and some say that Giovanni wants him to marry his daughter gracie so that he can officially become part of the family.
Paulie Gianco - Caporegime
”Big” Paulie Gianco was born in 1958 in East Holland, Algonquin which at that time was under the control of Giorgio Ancelotti and his cosa nostra family. Gianco was surrounded by the mob from an early age having had an uncle named Tommy “Two Guns” Gianco who was a soldier in the Messina Family and owned a cab stand in Little Italy where many mobsters would often hang out. For years Big Paulie worked a legitimate job in a Pizzeria and his first steps into the world of the mob didn't come until the early 80's after his uncle Tommy's death, when he became the protege of an influencial Messina capo by the name of Charlie Lombardo, for whom he worked as a loanshark while simultaneously learning the ways of the honoured society. Gianco continued on as a Messina associate in sunny Vice City (having went there with Lombardo to look after his interests there). While in Vice City Gianco became heavily involved in dealing cocaine, which he would ship back to Liberty City on a regular basis. After Lombardo's death Gianco returned home to Liberty City where he continued to deal in drugs and began dealing primarily with the Ancelotti family of which he became a member in 1992. Three years later in 1995 Gianco was caught in possesion of a large amount of cocaine and was sentenced to ten years in prison of which he served seven.

Undeterred by his stint in the joint Gianco continued to deal in the lucrative drug market upon his release. Through drug dealing Gianco was making the Ancelotti family more money than they had seen since their glory days in the 50s and 60s which ushered in his promotion to capo of Chubby Charlie's Alderney Crew in 2005. Gianco at this time had a reputation for being a capo who liked to get his hands dirty and deal with everybody he did business with face to face, but this soon led to Gianco once again being arrested for drug related offences, being released soon after due to insufficient evidence. This latest arrest however caused Gianco to become quite paranoid and began to adapt his activities to ensure he would not be arrested again, designating most of the street level work to members of his crew such as Anthony “Tony Red” Lombardo (the nephew of his former mentor Charlie Lombardo). Despite his recent back seat approach however Gianco is still believed to have a direct hand in most of the Ancelotti's drug dealing opperations, although they are no longer as large scale as they used to be due to people like Joe Corolla in the Pavano family currently handling most of the city's drug market.

Supporting Characters

Aleksander Vulaj
Aleksander is the cousin of Kalem Vulaj and is the leader of Liberty City's Albanian Mob otherwise known as “The Vulaj Organisation”. Vulaj is an ethnic Albanian who moved to the United States over ten years ago. Over the past decade Vulaj's organisation has become quite a powerful underworld force with involvement in extortion, drug dealing, people trafficing, loan sharking, street racing and illegal gambling and are said to be the biggest eastern european gang in the Liberty City metropolitan area next to Kenny Petrovic's Russian Mafia organization with long established ties to many of Liberty City's La Cosa Nostra factions. Aside from the Russians, Vulaj's organisation, although small is said to be the only organised gang that can hold a candle to Liberty City's five families and has been known to test their power and antagonise them on many occassions, once reportedly requesting two wiseguys to come to Bohan for a sit down and ordering them to be strip searched before tossing them out on the street and making them walk back to their bosses stark naked. Vulaj will be first introduced to Carlo as part of a drug trafficing operation and from then on will play quite a pivitol role in the storyline.

Andriy Maximov
Maximov is a big shot Russian drug trafficer from Vice City with ties to Ray Bulgarin and Dimitri Rascalov's Russian Mafia organisation. Upon his arrival in Liberty City Andriy will get into a spot of bother (due to him arriving aboard a boat filled with cocaine) and Carlo will be required to go pick him up. After this he will begin to supply The Ancelottis with cocaine. Upon beginning to deal with Maximov Carlo will quickly find out that he is an incompitant asshole who likes to think that he is more important and sucessful than he actually is but is an entertaining character none the less.

Nino Falcone
Nino Falcone is an Italian American gulf war veteran and avid motorcycle enthusiast with access to a large cache of weapons. Nino will be introduced to Carlo quite early on and from then on will become his own personal arms dealer. Nino will stock all of the game's new and exclusive weapons in addition to those which carry over from GTA IV in his basement and will sell them to Carlo at discount rates.

Angelo is a mechanic who owns a garage in Bohan. Carlo will meet him soon after he begins working for the mafia and after that he can bring him stolen vehicles which he will exchange for payment or to get his vehicle repaired. Angelo can also fit any vehicle with a bomb that can be detonated using Carlo's cell phone.

Marco “D.B.” DiBernardo
Marco is an associate of the Gambetti family that will accompany Carlo and some others on a big heist later in the story. He is a long time friend of Nicky Bottino.

Dino Zifarelli
Dino is an associate of the Gambettis and later becomes a made man. He will also be involved in the big heist and in the latter part of the story he and Carlo will become friends.





This snazzy off road recreational vehicle is perfect for cruising around Liberty City's sandy beaches (even if they are few and far between) or for some extra fun take it onto the streets and mow down unsuspecting pedestrians before they even realise what's going on, then by the time they wake up the poor beggers will be just too awe struck to press charges (the perfect crime).




This classic version of the Grotti Cheetah is a supercharged european beauty queen that's a must have accessory for any would be Mafia high roller or impotent banker in mid life crisis. It's not quite as fast as a comet but it's twice as sexy and let's face it, that's all that really matters.


The Enus Excess is 6 cylinders and 500+ horsepower of pure British elegance finely stuffed into a flashy 2 door coupe. Altogether quicker and more nimble than it's big sister the Cognoscenti, this car is essentially the best of both worlds for those who want luxury and speed – the perfect combination.




The Pegassi Galaxy is an Italian supercar that simply blows all others out of the water.With a top speed of well over 300 km/h that more than makes up for it's bulky frame this is the ultimate choice for blowing around the city at (extremely) high speed, leaving everybody else in a cowaring mess with as you shoot by.The standard model offers everything you could ever want in a sports car but for those hard to pleasers there's also the supercharged variant the Galaxy S that will have you jizzing your pants til the cows come home.




The Pfister Stinger is yet another Italian supercar that makes it's very welcome return in this episode. Much like the Cheetah this car ranks comparatively low on top speed when compared to others in the class but it handles like an absolute dream with accelaration comparable to a super powered greyhound out of the trap. The Stinger is quite common within Mafia circles providing a sleeker alternative to the bog standard luxury sedan and comes in both hard top and drop top versions.
The Caddy, F620, Super Diamond and Super Drop Diamond from The Ballad of Gay Tony are also featured

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The weapons in this game will be available from two sources. Firstly the guns from the original GTA IV will be available from the same underground gun shops that were available to Niko. There will also be an ex-military arms dealer named Nino that operates out of Bohan who Carlo will get introduced to over the course of the story. This arms dealer will sell him the new and exclusive weapons which can be seen below (excluding the golf club).

Brass Knuckles

When applied to your fist this handy object will make your punches twice as powerful allowing you to be able to knock enemies to the floor with a single punch. Carlo will acquire this weapon quite early on.


Golf Club



The golf club has long been an integral part of a gentlemanly sport but in this game it will be used in the most ungentlemanly of ways – to beat your enemies to a bloody pulp. Golf Clubs can be acquired by playing a game of golf or can be picked up at specific locations around the city.


Silenced Pistol


A supressed version of the Regular Pistol, and an essential tool in any mobster's arsenal. With this weapon hits can be carried out discreetly when you don't want to alert other's to your presence. Carlo will acquire this weapon relatively early on and from then on it will be purchasable from the gun dealer.


Automatic Pistol



This is yet another variant of the bog standard pistol. This weapon allows for automatic fire and holds 20 bullets which is 5 more than the regular pistol. This weapon is perfect for those who want to take out a target quickly but can't afford the price tag of the SMG.


Snub Nose Revolver


This classic gangster weapon not only looks the part but is also chambered with .357 magnum rounds to take down enemies quickly and effectively. This weapon is especially good for headshots and close quaters executions and with a relatively low price tag it is by far the best value for your money.


Machine Pistol


The machine pistol is a step up from the automatic pistol and is the cheapest weapon in the SMG class. This weapon is slightly less accurate than the other SMGs but bullets are cheap so you can afford to waste them.





A sawn off shotgun traditionally used in sicilian mob assasinations. This gun holds two shells at a time that can be fired off one after another and can also be fired from vehicles with ease. The Lupara is most effective in close quaters due to is poor range but is powerful enough to take down enemies in two shots to the body or one to the head. This weapon will be acquired during the story mode and from then on can be purchased from the gun dealer.


Advanced SMG


This is the most powerful SMG in the game and has a superb rate of fire. The stock on the gun also allows for some very accurate shooting. Overall when rate of fire, stopping power and reload time are taken into account this is one of the best weapons in the game. The Advanced SMG will become available only in the latter half of the game and will be primarily stocked by the gun dealer although it can also be found within the story mode and in a couple of spawn points around the city.


Battle Rifle


The Battle Rifle is a powerful upgrade to the Carbine and the Assault Rifle. The range on this weapon will be a vast improvement on those weapons also, bridging the gap between the Assault Rifle and the Sniper Rifle and when Carlo aims at an enemy the screen will zoom in to give him a clearer shot at his target. This weapon has quite a low bullet capacity holding only 20 bullets and an average rate of fire comparable to an SMG but it also has the ability to take down enemies in just a few shots from quite far away. The special “Jungle Style” magazine also cuts reload times in half. All things considered this weapon is by far the best option for a heated firefight. This weapon will not become available to the player until quite late in the game but it is certainly worth waiting for.


Silenced Sniper



This weapon is the perfect choice for taking people out from a distance. This weapon holds 7 rounds and has a quick reload time making it the best rifle in the game. The added silencer makes this weapon even more attractive since it can be used anywhere without attracting attention. Another great addition of this rifle is it's attached bipod that greatly reduces the amount of movement while taking a shot.. enemies will literally not know what him them.


Carlo will also be given access to a Special Weapon as a reward upon completion of the game.






Social Clubs
Quiet little hidey holes where the city's most ruthless criminals of the Italian American variety can relax and get away from all of the hustle and bustle and the watchful eye of the LCPD, the Mafia social club has long been the prefered hangout of Liberty City's mafiosos. After proving himself worthy enough Carlo is free to enter various such establishments around the city where he can partake in popular masculine past times such as pool. darts, drinking, poker, Hi/Lo, arm wrestling and 5 finger fillet. Social clubs are quite relaxed atmosphere's with only two main rules: don't draw your weapon inside or you will be shot down and don't bring the law to the door or it will be closed to you.

Underground Gambling
Underground gambling is another cherished past time of the mob so it seems only right that Carlo be able to access these illegal gaming houses. Inside an (often overground) underground gambling den Carlo will be able to participate in many games ranging from Poker and Blackjack in smaller back room joints around Bohan, Broker and Dukes to Roulette, Craps and High stakes Hold Em' in the larger underground casinos of Algonquin and Alderney. Betting will be allowed in these gambling dens that brings Carlo's bank account into negative figures. If he waits to long to repay his deaths however he will incur the wrath of mafia loan sharks who will actively seek him out and kill him once he enters certain neighbourhods. His debt will then double and the loan sharks will not cease until it has been fully paid off.

Betting Shops
Betting shops are another way in which Carlo can empty or increase his bank account. Betting shops will contain computerised versions of many of the games available in underground gambling dens as well as computerised horse racing. Unlike gambling dens however Carlo will only be able to spend money which he actually has. These business can be extorted and robbed although doing so will heed some unsavoury results since many of the betting shops around the city are under the control of the mafia who will not hesitate to show up in an instant and gun Carlo down.

Extortion has long been the bread and butter of the Mafia both in America and the old country. Carlo will quickly be introduced to the art of for-profit intimidation over the course of his work for the honored society. Extortion will be quite an easy way for Carlo to make money seeing as all it involves is smacking around store owners and damaging some produce in order to get them to pay protection money. The store owners will also however be buying something in return though since once a business has been extorted it will need to be protected from other gangs around the city.. allow the business to get smashed up and the store owner won't be able to pay.
This also means that the more stores you recieve money from the more you you will have to protect. Big businesses yield the most cash but are also the ones most likely to come under fire from other gangs and employ heavy set doormen who will put you in the hospital quite quickly so you will need to choose which businesses you extort wisely to avoid constant annoyance and bring in the most long term cash. Another thing to bear in mind is that the bigger the store the more likely that the actual owner will not be present meaning that the cashier will either flee immediatly once targeted or it will mean that you will have to return and 'speak' to the manager.

Car Service
Quite early in the story Carlo will get the oppertunity to operate a car service, using any car he is driving (except Police and Emergency vehicles) to pick people up and drop them off at specific destinations in order to earn some extra cash. In order to trigger this side mission he will call Frank Lupisella and ask for a car service job. These jobs are completely random and they will run for as long as the player is working for the Lupisellas.

There are 4 different types of robberies which Carlo can partake in. These are as follows:
1. Muggings
Muggings are the most basic kind of robberies that Carlo can do. Simply walk up to a pedestrian, point a weapon at them and press Triangle/Y to demand cash from them. This avoids the need to kill pedestrians and saves you from a lot of hassle from the law, unless of course they witness you mugging somebody.

2. Store Robberies
Store Robberies are quite a lucrative practice and will in a lot of cases earn Carlo quite a bit of money. These robberies are initiated much the same way as muggings or the extortion of a store owner except instead of smacking the cashier around you will point a gun at them and demand they empty the register. Occasionally you will come across a have a go hero who will refuse to comply, however a pistol shot to the leg or the more conspicuous option of a bigger gun will usually make them play along. Doormen will also play a part in trying to prevent robberies but shouldn't cause too much trouble if taken out early. The important thing to be aware of is to keep an eye on the cashier because if you take your aim away from them for a second they will press the alarm and get the f*ck outta there meaning that the police will show up in a matter of minutes.

3. Burglaries
Burglaries (otherwise known as house robberies) will be the second most rewarding form of robbery available to the protagonist (after a certain point in the story). To initiate a burglary you must first wait until nightfall then you must acquire a van. After you have gotten a van, robable houses will show up as blue house symbols on your radar. When you reach one of these houses you must then look for an entry point such as a poorly locked door or a breakable window. After you have entered the house you must move quietly around (no running) and look for items to steal (green dots) and load them one by one into your van. When the house has been cleared out you will then drive the van full of stolen stuff to the nearest lockup (owned by an unseen entity). When you have parked the van in the lockup the costs of the stolen goods will be totalled and you will recieve your reward. Burglaries are quite risky and rarely pay more than a couple thousand dollars but are also quite good fun.

4. Truck Highjacking
Truck highjackings are by far the most lucrative form of robberies you can do. They are started quite simply by looking for a loaded truck (shown as a red dot on your map) driving around then wait for an oppertunity to jack it. The truck can then be driven to one of the same lockups used for burglaries in order to cash in on it's contents. Truck highjackings are guaranteed to gain you a two star wanted level but are always more than worth a little police attention. There are different types of trucks which can be hijacked which contain everyday things such as Cigarettes, Beer, Sprunk, Water and Food produce but there are also a few hidden gems which contain drugs and stolen goods. These trucks will contain armed gang members who will call their buddies to chase you in cars making them that little bit more of a risky steal but will give you massive payouts. In addition to regular trucks, Securicars can also be stolen by the player these will contain two armed and armoured guards and will gain Carlo another wanted star but will also be very rewarding.

Underground Fight Club
Much like Luis Lopez, Carlo will be able to observe and participate in the underground fight club in Northwood after becoming aware of it's existence. Betting on these fights can earn the player a lot of money if the right decisions are made, participating in them however can be just as rewarding (if not more so) but could result in a trip to the hospital and a loss of funds.

Contract Killings
After a certain point in the story Carlo will be able to undertake a number of contract killings which will earn him money. Once Carlo has completed all of these contract killings (provided he has completed Chapter 10) a silenced sniper will be available permanently from the gun closet in every safehouse and he will obtain a special outfit known as 'the assasin's attire'.

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Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
The Rolling Stones – Moonlight Mile

Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
The Beatles – Come Together
The Kinks – I'm Not Like Everybody Else
The Animals – House of The Rising Sun
The Doors – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
T Rex – Get It On
ek and The Dominos - Layla




Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man

Weather Report – Birdland
Miles Davis – Right Off
Herbie Hancock – Chameleon
Wes Montgomery – Bumpin On Sunset
Grover Washington Jnr. - Mister Magic
Jimmy Smith – Back at The Chicken Shack
Grant Green – Aint It Funky Now
Charles Mingus & Joni Mitchell – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Pharoah Sanders - The Creator has a Master Plan


Dave Brubeck – Take Five
Count Basie - Flight of the Foo Birds
Charles Mingus – Moanin'
Benny Goodman – Sing Sing Sing
Glenn Miller – In The Mood
Dizzie Gillespie – One Note Samba
Sonny Rollins & Babs Gonzales - Professor Bop
Harry James - Crazy Rhythm
Glenn Miller - Tuxedo Junction
Sonny Rollins – What's My Name

Freddie Hubbard – Straight Life
Benny Goodman - Jumpin' at The Woodside
Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder
Benny Goodman & Ella Fitzgerald – Goodnight My Love





The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
Radiohead – Bodysnatchers
Muse – Hysteria
The Kills – f*ck The People
Whitey – Cigarette
The White Stripes – Stop Breaking Down
The Black Keys - Your Touch
Arctic Monkeys - Pretty Visitors
Semi Precious Weapons - Semi Precious Weapons
The Black Keys - Girl Is On My Mind
Them Crooked Vultures - Reptiles
Bloc Party - Banquet
Foxylane - Shut Up Bitch!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs - Heads Will Roll







The story begins with the protagonist Carlo Devino taking a subway train from North Holland, Algonquin to his home borough of Bohan before entering his apartment. Upon entering his apartment Carlo will be berated by his mother for staying out past dinner gallivanting rather than looking for a job. Carlo will however cut the conversation short and retire to bed.


The following morning Carlo will awake to find his mother in the kitchen cleaning. He will tell her of his intentions to go out and look for some work but she will tell him to go and pick her up some groceries instead. Carlo will drive his beat up old muscle car to the nearby grocery store where he will run into long time friend Dani Lupisella. The two talk and Dani invites Carlo to go for some coffee with her. As the two talk over coffee the conversation will quickly turn to Carlo's financial troubles and Dani will offer to put him in touch with her low life uncle Frankie who she says will offer him some work. Carlo will be reluctant to get involved in her uncle's shady dealings but will agree to take his number anyway. Upon returning to his car Carlo will get into an altercation with some local hoods who will be using his vehicle as a settee. He will quickly dispatch them before returning home with his mother's groceries and a black eye. His mother will once again read him the riot act for his behaviour.


Some time will pass and Carlo, feeling desperate, will call Dani's uncle who will tell him to come by his apartment for some work. Carlo will start off small driving Frankie around to pick up some loanshark payments but will move on to shaking down store owners for unpaid debts and strong-arming local bar owners for a cut of their business. As time moves forward however Carlo's work for him will get more risky.


One such job sees Frankie sending Carlo to see a gun dealer friend of his so he can get outfitted with some firepower to hijack a truck full of gas belonging to his father, the infamous Mob Boss Vincent Lupisella. Carlo successfully pulls of the job but somehow Frankie's father gets wind of it and he must quickly offload the gas to petrol stations all over the city. While Carlo is off dealing and stealing his mother will receive a final eviction notice from the city housing department prompting Carlo to go down to their offices and persuade the officer in charge to let her stay. His efforts are unsuccessful however and Carlo is told he must come up with 80 grand in order to buy the apartment from the city and get the bailiffs off his mother's back. Needing a lot of cash in a hurry Carlo turns to his new friend Frankie and asks to borrow the cash from his family. Frankie agrees and has his associate Moe Shwartz bring the cash to his apartment to give to Carlo.


This loan however will only serve to get Carlo in deeper with the Lupisella's and they will ask him to partake in more risky jobs in order to keep them off his back. As part of his continued dealings with the family Carlo will be introduced to its underboss Mark Lupisella who also happens to be Frankie's cousin and his father's favourite nephew. Mark Lupisella will order Carlo to go along on a drug deal involving the Albanians - led by Aleksander Vulaj and a representative of the Pavano Family known as Louie Santino. After several days of waiting for Louie's call he will contact Carlo and tell him that he needs to know he can trust him before he will work with him on the deal.


Carlo will go along with Louie to pick up a drug debt owed to him by a man named Herm who is located at the driving range in Algonquin. Louie will beat the man severely leading the security guards and other golfers to get involved, prompting Carlo and Louie to fight them off and escape the cops who arrive at the scene. Impressed with how Carlo handled himself Louie will agree to take him along on the deal.


The deal will be set up at a warehouse in Bohan. While at the warehouse the two men will meet Ancelotti Capo Tony Black Spoleto and have a brief conversation with him before meeting with Vulaj face to face. Vulaj will say that he is willing to deal with them but first they must do a little job for him. The job in question is driving down to the docks in East Hook and bringing back a truck full of 'merchandise'. They will run into a spot of bother along the way - getting pulled over by the cops but Carlo will manage to talk his way out of it by name dropping the incumbent police commissioner. When they arrive at their destination they will realise, much to their surprise, that they had been transporting eastern european sex slaves to work in Vulaj's brothels.


After their supply run for the Albanians Carlo and Louie will become friends. Louie will initiate the friendship by asking Carlo if he wants to go get some food, as they are eating however Louie will receive a call from the owner of a dive bar who pays protection to him saying that some bikers are causing trouble there so he and Carlo will go over there to sort it out. When they get there a fight will ensue which will eventually result in the death of the bikers.


A few days after the incident in the bar Louie will call Carlo to an alleyway behind a nightclub in Westminster. When he gets there Louie will tell him of his latest hair brained scheme - selling ecstasy to the bridge and tunnel revellers inside the club. After successfully completing this task Louie will deem Carlo worthy enough to meet his mafia Captain Joey Corolla with whom Louie will arrange a meeting at the docks in Chase Point. Joey will arrange for the two men to carry out a heroin deal with some Dominicans in Northwood. While at the docks Carlo will also be introduced to Pavano consigliere Artie Zappula who will offer to call Carlo in the future to give him some work.


The deal in Northwood will not go exactly according to plan as some more bikers will show up and start shooting up the spot forcing Carlo and Louie to fight them off. Following the botched deal Carlo will drop Louie off at his apartment but he will call him a short time later to inform him that Joey has been shot dead - an event which will go on to effect Louie both personally and professionally.


After Joey's death Louie will break contact with Carlo for a short time in order to take some time to get over it at which point Carlo will begin working for Aleksander Vulaj. Carlo's service for Vulaj will begin with him bombing the restaurant of one of his Greek rivals, a job given to him from a seedy secret brothel in Bohan.


After successfully carrying out this bombing attack Carlo will be summoned to a street in Bohan to collect his payment. Carlo will meet with Aleksander and his bodyguard in the designated place and receive his payment as planned. As he is leaving the scene however Vulaj and his lacky will be shot down in a drive by shooting, an attack which Vulaj will survive thanks to him wearing a bulletproof vest. When Carlo goes to check on him he will order him to get into a car and go off in pursuit of the shooters. After shooting their vehicle to pieces Vulaj will approach them and ask who ordered the hit. With his dying breath one of the shooters in his dying breath will inform him that it was none other than his Greek rival Pete Papadopoulos. Vulaj will then order Carlo to drive him over to Outlook Park a known hangout for Broker's Greek gangsters. Once there Vulaj will confront the gangsters demanding to know of his enemy's whereabouts and unsurprisingly a shootout will ensue. When all the greeks have been slain Papadopoulos will drive out from an alley at speed in his car prompting Carlo to drive after him. Once the greek's car has been disabled Vulaj will approach the driver and execute him. Following this incident Carlo will decide that Vulaj is too crazy and he no longer wants to work with him and the two will part ways on good terms, agreeing to remain partners in the heroin business.


After he's finished working for Aleksander Vulaj, Carlo will get a call from his old friend Frank Lupisella asking him to come to his father's townhouse in Alderney. Once there he will meet Frank who will bring him inside where his father Vincent Lupisella, his cousin Mark and the family's Consigliere Jackie Dimiglia will be waiting upstairs. Carlo will be introduced to Vincent Lupisella - who will be bound to a wheelchair and he will shortly be taken from the room by Dimiglia. After his uncle Vincent has left the room Mark will launch furious accusations at Louie claiming that he left him short on the payoff from the deal with the Albanians and that Carlo was in on it. Mark will take this probably imagined slight as a great insult and order Carlo to kill him due to him still being indebted to him for the loan he received. Carlo will be dead set against it but during a private conversation with Frankie the two of them will work out a plan to deceive Mark into thinking Carlo is going to go ahead with the hit. Upon leaving the house Carlo will call Louie and tell him what's going on and ask him to set him up with a place in Algonquin to lay low for a while. Louie will show his gratitude by setting him up in a luxury suite in Middle Park West that Louie was gifted by an A-List actor who couldn't pay him a drug debt. He will also promise to look for a buyer for the Heroin from the botched drug deal to furnish Carlo with the cash to pay back the Lupisellas in addition to giving him Artie Zapulla's number so he can get some work in the meantime.


Carlo will call Artie who will request that he come over to his apartment so he can give him some work. Carlo will then make his way up to Artie's apartment where he will find him directing a lesbian porn scene. He will explain that he deals in the shooting and sale of such movies and wants Carlo to be the driver for one such movie involving two guys, several girls and a minivan. Carlo will go along with his request, driving around Algonquin picking up girls to take part in the scene before dropping them off a long way from home without payment. Shortly thereafter Carlo will receive a call from Mark Lupisella telling him that he has sent a team of hitmen out to hunt him down.


Carlo will continue to work for Artie Zapulla with his next job involving him once again taking the driving seat in order to chauffeur Artie and some visiting mobsters from Los Santos around Algonquin while the discuss a joint hotel and casino venture in Las Venturas. During this mobile business meeting however the limo in which the men are travelling will come under attack prompting Carlo to drive evasively or otherwise take out the attackers. After dropping the the men off Carlo will leave Artie's employment telling him that he's sick of being a driver.


A short time later Louie will come to Carlo's apartment and tell him that he has found a buyer for their heroin, the problem being that the buyers in question are none other than the Angels of Death who just so happen to be business associates of Louie's superiors. Backed into a corner and with the prospect of a large payoff on the table Carlo will agree to go through with the deal which will go off without a hitch until the Bureau of Narcotics show up to crash the party. After a lengthy chase Carlo and Louie will manage to escape with the money. Carlo will drop Louie off and go immediately to Bohan to pay back Frank Lupisella with his share of the loot. After a brief but emotional exchange the two will say their goodbyes and part ways.


Louie will call Carlo and inform him that his bosses have called him in for a meeting which he requests that Carlo drive him to. Louie will be apprehensive about the meeting stating that in his line of work it usually ends up badly and that he needs somebody he can trust to drive him over there. Carlo will bring Louie to a big house in Alderney belonging to Pavano Underboss Ercole Romano where the meeting is due to take place. Once inside the property Louie will go to meet with Romano while Carlo waits anxiously in the hallway. After a few minutes Louie will return moments before the female boss of the Pavanos Mary Valvona enters in order to join in on the proceedings closely followed by Artie Zapulla and her much younger boyfriend Mario Venturella. Carlo and Mary will share a few brief words before she goes to join her Underboss in the kitchen. Artie and Louie will join them shortly thereafter and Carlo will be left to look after Mario. Carlo will ask Mario if he wants to go do something (having been tasked with keeping him out of the way by Artie) and the two will leave the house as Louie is lead into the basement and end up taking a trip over to Meadow Hills in Dukes on the pretense of retrieving something for Mario from a friend of his.


After arriving at the house it will quickly become apparent that Mario's friend doesn't live there and he instead needs Carlo's help to break in and rob the place blind. Carlo will refuse initially but will end up following him inside where he will find him attempting to crack into a safe in the living room. As he is in the middle of doing this however the owner of the house will return home prompting the men to hide in the living room. The home owner will quickly realise somebody has broken in and will take a pistol from the kitchen before going to look for them. The two men will manage to escape only barely with their victim in pursuit. After shaking him off however they will also have attracted the attention of the LCPD who they will be forced to shake off before getting away cleanly. Carlo will then drop Mario back off at the Alderney mansion before going about his business.


Soon after Carlo will receive a phonecall from Louie (who he thought was dead) telling him that the bosses only wanted to question him about the circumstances surrounding Joey's death, stating that his name has now been cleared, in light of which he suggests that he and Carlo go out and celebrate since they never did toast to a job well done on the heroin deal. With that the two of them get suited up in their best attire and head to Maisonette 9. Inside the club they will notice Tony Black sitting in a booth surrounded by girls half his age and Louie will also spot a friend of his named Frankie Garone (another Ancelotti Capo) who is out partying with one time flame Gracie Ancelotti and her friend Sharon Morton who Carlo takes a shine to only to find out she is the girlfriend of made man Rocco Pelosi (and is therefore off limits). After a brief conversation with Carlo and Louie, Frankie will suggest that the three men score some coke which sees them drunkenly travelling to Northwood to meet with Frankie's dealer with Carlo behind the wheel. As Carlo and Louie wait for Frankie to return with the drugs their car will be stolen prompting the three of them to find an alternate form of transport. Frankie will then approach a group of bikers and get into a verbal altercation which will result in him shooting one of them dead and taking off on his bike prompting Carlo and Louie to go after him. Their actions will garner them some unwanted attention and they will quickly find themselves being pursued by the cops who they will split up in order to evade before meeting behind up behind Drusilla's in Little Italy.


When the two men rejoin Frankie he will be pretty keyed up from the cocaine and the rush of the police chase so he suggests that they get some hookers in order to unwind stating that he knows a guy named Rudy D'Avanzo who can hook them up. The men will take a nearby Schafter and travel over to Rudy's apartment and he will agree to get them some escorts for a price. They will then head back to Carlo's place and await their arrival. Before long two escorts will arrive at the apartment and after a bit of talking the five of them will end up having a wild party which ends in Carlo passing out drunk on the couch.


Carlo will be awoken a few hours later by a panicked Louie who will insist that he come into the bedroom. When Carlo enters the room he will find one of the escorts lying dead on his bed having taken a heroin overdose seemingly given to her by Louie. The two men will start to argue about the situation prompting Frankie to enter the room. Unsure of what to do Frankie will call Rudy. Rudy will promptly arrive at the apartment and inform them that the girls belonged to high ranking Messina man Harry Hall who will surely have feared enforcer Jimmy Capra brutally murder them should he find out one of his girls has been killed. After discussing the best course of action the men will decide to roll the body up in a rug and throw it over the fire escape outside Carlo's window into a dumpster below before retrieving it and loading it into the back of Rudy's station wagon. After successfully putting the body into the car the four men will drive with it out to a baseball field on Charge Island where they plan to bury it.


After arriving at the grave site Louie and Carlo will begin to dig a hole in which to bury the body. When they have successfully done so Frankie will tell Rudy to grab another shovel from his car in order to help them refill the whole. Rudy will go to his car but will instead return with a silenced pistol and fatally shoot Louie two times through the head causing him to fall into the whole with his unintentional victim. Carlo will demand to know why he did so (also fearing that he will be next) and will be informed that he was shot as an insurance policy in order to preempt any retaliatory action from the Messinas should they find out what happened. After Rudy helps Carlo refill the hole he and Frankie will get in his car and drive off, leaving Carlo to make his own way home. When he returns to his apartment Carlo will find the second escort up and about and she will ask him to give her a ride home after which point she will become a girlfriend of sorts.


Some time later Carlo will receive a phonecall from his mother informing him that there is two en in suits at her apartment looking for him. Curious and concerned in equal measures he ill head to his mother's place to find the men still sitting in the living room waiting for him. One of them will introduce himself as Jimmy Capra (Harry Hall's feared enforcer), the other man being his lackey/bodyguard. Capra will tell Carlo that they have some business to discuss and implore him to accompany him to a restaurant in Little Italy using the threat of violence to force him to comply. Once at the restaurant Jimmy will send his henchman on his way and he and Carlo will go inside where they will meet another Messina wiseguy by the name of Bobby Sarafino. Once seated Jimmy will interrogate Carlo about the dead hooker situation. Carlo will deny all knowledge but Jimmy will inform him that his denial is futile since Rudy sold him out in order to save his own ass. Jimmy will decide against killing Carlo however since he needs him to do a bit of work for him.


As the men are talking they with by interrupted by a loud customer. Jimmy will ask him to be quiet and when he fails to comply he will beat him to death in a fit of anger causing the other customers to leave the restaurant in a panic. Predicting the imminent arrival of the cops he and Bobby will resolve to bring the body into the kitchen and cut it up so that it can be disposed of easily. Carlo will not participate in the butchering of the corpse, opting instead to wait outside. After the body has been chopped up however he will be tasked with dumping the parts in various locations throughout the city. Following these events Carlo will receive a taunting phonecall from Rudy who will become enraged when Carlo makes reference to the fact that he likes to wear women's underwear, vowing to kill both Carlo and Jimmy for revealing his secret.


A short time later Carlo will receive a text message from Jimmy asking him to come by an autobody shop in Dukes in order to discuss the scheme he mentioned in their previous encounter. Carlo will drop by the garage and will be directed towards Jimmy's office by one of the employees. When Carlo enters the office he will find Jimmy talking on the phone to somebody named Fredo. After a bit of back and forth between him and Carlo, Jimmy will reveal his grand scheme to steal a bunch of expensive cars and ship them to his friend in Vice City who will then sell them on to the unsuspecting public. Carlo will steal four cars in total for him - a Galaxy, an Excess, a Stinger and a Cheetah, bringing each one to a lock up before going for the next. Shortly after his carjacking spree Carlo will then recieve a phonecall from Jimmy informing him that his friend only wants Italian cars so he can keep the Excess which he will leave for him free gratis outside his body shop.


For his next assignment Carlo will return to the Italian Restaurant owned by Jimmy and Bobby Sarafino where he will find the two men behind the bar - Bobby having a glass of whiskey and Jimmy verbally assaulting somebody over the phone. When Jimmy angrily end this phonecall Carlo will learn that they had taken illegal bets on a fixed boxing match due to take place between their guy - a former heavyweight boxer with alcohol issues and a much weaker opponent with the argument on the phone stemming from the fact that their guy has fallen off the wagon and is now too hungover to fight. Left with no other options at such short notice the two men decide to have Carlo take the boxers place in the fight but not before the three of them go over to his apartment to teach him a lesson for letting them down. After Carlo has beat the living daylights out of the intoxicated boxer he will then proceed to the underground fight club where the bout is due to take place. Upon hearing of the change in opponent however the rival trainer will seize the opportunity to also change his fighter to a man much stronger and domineering than Carlo's original adversary. In the end however Carlo will manage to overcome the odds and will emerge victorious, earning the Messinas a large windfall in the process. Impressed with the win Jimmy will agree to grant Carlo his freedom, absolving him of responsibility for his part in the escort's death.


Read chapters 1-12 in full: [Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6]

[Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11] [Chapter 12]


As the story progresses certain story related events will appear in the form of articles on the in-game website of the Liberty City Post written by staff journalist and self proclaimed mob expert Philip Johnson. These stories are (in order of appearence):


  • Liberty City La Cosa Nostra Alive and Well (appears after Chapter 2)
  • Bootlegged fuel reportedly on sale around Liberty City (appears after Chapter 3)
  • Albanian and Greek gangsters at war on our streets (appears after Chapter 4)
  • Bohan Bar Shootout apparently linked to deceased Pavano Capo Joey Corrola (appears after Chapter 5)
  • Bloodshed in Balkan Gang War (appears after Chapter 6)
  • West Coast Wiseguys linked to Enzo Bonelli spotted in LC (appears after Chapter 7)
  • Ageing Ancelotti captain Salvatore "Fat Sal" Boschetti secures lucrative waste management contract (appears after Chapter 8)
  • Ancelottis dropping like flies - other families may be to blame (appears after Chapter 9)
  • Pizza Connection Part 2?? - Messina affiliated mobsters arrested in drug traffic sting (appears after Chapter 10)
  • Balkhan War Over. Possible LCN war on the Horizon?? (appears after Chapter 11)
  • Daring Airport robbery harks back to the 70s (appears after Chapter 12)

The website will also feature sensationalist versions of news stories from GTA IV and Episodes from Liberty City.





This topic is based on the original idea "Grand Theft Auto LC: The Five Families" by Sanjeem
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:21 PM

This sounds exciting. I'm not the biggest fan of mafia related stories but I liked your Code of The Streets thread and so I'd love to see what you can come up with for this thread.

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 02:46 AM

I almost feel like I should remodel my threads at some point to be setup like this. But then again, you didn't really have to deal with location........

Nevertheless, typical brilliance from MOB, although I'm not a huge fan of mob based stories.

Good job. icon14.gif

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 05:56 AM


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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys. Hopefully I can change your opinion on mob based stories too colgate.gif

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 10:42 AM

FINALLY! Ive been waiting for this have cookie.gif cookie.gif cookie.gif

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:13 PM

whats with the stretch

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:01 PM

M.O.B your over concepts are amazing i know this will be too. and theres nothing wrong with a mafia storyline icon14.gif

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 06:51 PM

Thanks Narcis!! cookie.gif
Now I just have to change the code a bit to make it jump to the various sections rather than opening in a new window.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:48 AM

this is good icon14.gif but how about the year?2008?2009?2010?

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE (Prasdana @ Oct 20 2010, 09:48)
this is good icon14.gif but how about the year?2008?2009?2010?


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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:46 PM

You have made an excelent start on this, very good job.

Can't wait for the story to come next, im quite a big fan of organized crime stories true or nor true, and not just Italian OC either, i hear their will be other forms of OC in this aswell.

Can't wait to see more, since MOB has created a street gang based DLC a mafia style one would be a perfect balance. Good job.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 01:54 PM

I'm gonna try and get some character bios up over the next couple of days

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:00 PM

nice man!!

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:05 PM

Looks excellent.
Waiting for weapons...

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:06 PM

Info has been posted on some key members of The Gambetti Family. Info on members of the other families will be up soon.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (Money Over Bullsh*t @ Oct 21 2010, 22:06)
Info has been posted on some key members of The Gambetti Family. Info on members of the other families will be up soon.

Just read 'em. Looks really good, man. icon14.gif What kind of weapons are you gonna feature in this?

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:13 PM

Where are those pictures from?
I love the Gravelli one...

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE (The Lolwut Pear @ Oct 21 2010, 23:13)
Where are those pictures from?
I love the Gravelli one...

They are pictures of actors man... just seemed easier than finding or creating in game models for them.

@akavari112: The weapons will be weapons that you would see being used by the mafia (with one or two exceptions of course)

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:03 PM

I know, but which actors specifically?

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 11:12 PM Edited by Money Over Bullshit, 21 October 2010 - 11:15 PM.

QUOTE (The Lolwut Pear @ Oct 22 2010, 00:03)
I know, but which actors specifically?


Carlo Devino is Scott Cohen
Jon Gravelli is Marc Lawrence
Sammy Bottino is Titus Welliver
Roy Zito is John Fiore
Salvatore Mangano is Armand Assante
Nicky Bottino is Christian Maelen

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE (Money Over Bullsh*t @ Oct 21 2010, 22:06)
Info has been posted on some key members of The Gambetti Family. Info on members of the other families will be up soon.

I read them aswell, Very good i must say, i like how the characters names fit in with their look and personality, One more question...

In this game are you going to pin up mission titles, because i was wondering are we going to attend Jon Gravelli's death at all? and then their is a power vacuum for Boss between the two underbosses, but maybe no boss ever gets ellected as of today the Gambino's prefer to have a sort of Capo as a boss instead of an actual one to avoid RICO charges alot easier...

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE (Pac. @ Oct 22 2010, 09:02)
QUOTE (Money Over Bullsh*t @ Oct 21 2010, 22:06)
Info has been posted on some key members of The Gambetti Family. Info on members of the other families will be up soon.

I read them aswell, Very good i must say, i like how the characters names fit in with their look and personality, One more question...

In this game are you going to pin up mission titles, because i was wondering are we going to attend Jon Gravelli's death at all? and then their is a power vacuum for Boss between the two underbosses, but maybe no boss ever gets ellected as of today the Gambino's prefer to have a sort of Capo as a boss instead of an actual one to avoid RICO charges alot easier...

Thanks man. I was thinking of just having Roy Zito take over as boss after Jon Gravelli's death but have Bottino briefly come out of hiding for the funeral and contest it. I think people like to see definitive events happen within stories rather than things to be left open i.e in this scenario who would take over as boss.

I think in a logical sense Sammy Bottino would take over as the boss due to his age and experience (although still quite young to be a mafia don) if he was not on the run. It wouldn't make sense to appoint a boss knowing that their days outside prison are numbered though so Zito would be by far the better candidate.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:08 PM

QUOTE (Money Over Bullsh*t @ Oct 22 2010, 12:58)
QUOTE (Pac. @ Oct 22 2010, 09:02)
QUOTE (Money Over Bullsh*t @ Oct 21 2010, 22:06)
Info has been posted on some key members of The Gambetti Family. Info on members of the other families will be up soon.

I read them aswell, Very good i must say, i like how the characters names fit in with their look and personality, One more question...

In this game are you going to pin up mission titles, because i was wondering are we going to attend Jon Gravelli's death at all? and then their is a power vacuum for Boss between the two underbosses, but maybe no boss ever gets ellected as of today the Gambino's prefer to have a sort of Capo as a boss instead of an actual one to avoid RICO charges alot easier...

Thanks man. I was thinking of just having Roy Zito take over as boss after Jon Gravelli's death but have Bottino briefly come out of hiding for the funeral and contest it. I think people like to see definitive events happen within stories rather than things to be left open i.e in this scenario who would take over as boss.

I think in a logical sense Sammy Bottino would take over as the boss due to his age and experience (although still quite young to be a mafia don) if he was not on the run. It wouldn't make sense to appoint a boss knowing that their days outside prison are numbered though so Zito would be by far the better candidate.

Nice, would Bottino be killed at all? or just give up and go back into hiding

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE (Pac. @ Oct 22 2010, 14:08)
QUOTE (Money Over Bullsh*t @ Oct 22 2010, 12:58)
QUOTE (Pac. @ Oct 22 2010, 09:02)
QUOTE (Money Over Bullsh*t @ Oct 21 2010, 22:06)
Info has been posted on some key members of The Gambetti Family. Info on members of the other families will be up soon.

I read them aswell, Very good i must say, i like how the characters names fit in with their look and personality, One more question...

In this game are you going to pin up mission titles, because i was wondering are we going to attend Jon Gravelli's death at all? and then their is a power vacuum for Boss between the two underbosses, but maybe no boss ever gets ellected as of today the Gambino's prefer to have a sort of Capo as a boss instead of an actual one to avoid RICO charges alot easier...

Thanks man. I was thinking of just having Roy Zito take over as boss after Jon Gravelli's death but have Bottino briefly come out of hiding for the funeral and contest it. I think people like to see definitive events happen within stories rather than things to be left open i.e in this scenario who would take over as boss.

I think in a logical sense Sammy Bottino would take over as the boss due to his age and experience (although still quite young to be a mafia don) if he was not on the run. It wouldn't make sense to appoint a boss knowing that their days outside prison are numbered though so Zito would be by far the better candidate.

Nice, would Bottino be killed at all? or just give up and go back into hiding

Him being killed is definitely an option. But then again if Carlo were to do it he would surely be marked for death confused.gif

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