August 31, 2020 – 17:30
Twelve people answered Miss S’s help wanted ad and arranged passage to Steelwater Bog. Upon arrival at the Oguesville west docks, they find a gruff man awaiting them on an older airboat.
I see one of you decided not to show up after all. When I have trips to the bog there’s always at least one fella who chickens out. Ah well, all those ghost stories are a load of hogwash if you ask me, but no one ever does so do with that what you want.
Anyway, I’m Burt. I’m the one who’ll be takin’ you-uns out to Steelwater Bog. I have copies of your contracts that you can read on the way out. Get on the boat and I’ll hand them out. Mind the fan blades, I ain’t liable for any fingers that ol’ Tina decides she wants to take off.
Contract (Game 5.1 Rules)
Day and Night Phases
The game will consist of 48 hour day phases and 48 hour night phases .
All players will be free to discuss the game with each other during the day phase in the designated forum thread for the game . The evil players may not discuss in private during the day phase. At the end of the day phase there is vote by public poll to determine which player will be executed. The execution will only happen if there is a single player who received more votes than all the other players. In other words, nobody dies when the vote is tied.
The night phase will be split into two 24 hour sections. During the night phase only the evil players are allowed to discuss with each other, while the rest of the players must remain silent.
- During the first half of the night phase the evil players decide which player will be killed (in a personal message). The other players who have a special role will do their action at night as well, by telling me, the GM, in a personal message. With the exception of the witch, doing their action is mandatory for players with a special role.
- The witch will perform their actions during the second half of the night phase .
Every player gets assigned a role secretly by me , the GM, at the start of the game. This role will be either innocent , soulsnatcher , witch , oracle , or protector . There will be three evil players and one each of witch, oracle, and protector. In addition, two players will be randomly selected at the start of the game to be lovers .
Evil Players – Soulsnatchers
Objective: Kill all innocent players.
The evil players are allowed to discuss strategy and choose a victim in a private thread that will be opened by me at the beginning of the game. Evil team discussion is only allowed in the specified thread and during the night phase only .
Objective: Find and eliminate all evil players.
The witch , oracle , protector , and players who have not been assigned a special role make up the team of innocent players.
Once per night, the oracle can confirm the innocent or evil status, but not the specific role, of a player of their choice. This investigation will take place in a private thread during the night phase .
Once per night, the healer can choose a player to cast a spell of protection over. The protected player cannot be killed during that night. Protection spells will be cast in a private thread, and must be cast during the first half of the night phase .
At the beginning of the game, the witch is given two single-use potions: one vial of Lesser Resurrection Elixir and one vial of Draft of Instant Death . During the second half of the night phase , the witch will be informed of which player has died and given the option to use the Elixir to revive said player, use the Poison to instantly kill another player, or do nothing.
Note : Draft of Instant Death has no effect on a player who has been covered by a protection spell.
At the start of the game, two players will be selected by random draw to fall madly in love with each other. If one of the lovers is killed their partner will also die. The two lovers will know who each other are, but are not allowed to communicate outside of the main game thread . Lovers do not have to be on the same team, and can possibly hold special roles.
Players are eliminated when successfully targeted by the evil team during the night phase or executed by receiving more votes than any other player during the day phase. This game will be blind elimination , meaning that the innocent/evil status of a player will not be revealed upon elimination from the game. Eliminated players are not allowed to interact with the game in the main game thread.
The emoji curse from game 4 is back by popular demand.
During each round (excluding day 1), one of the players will be chosen at random to be cursed. A cursed player can only communicate using emoji for that day phase. Cursed players can be any role and from either faction.
- It is not allowed to send any of the other players personal messages about the game, about the players of the game or about playing the game.
If you happen to receive a message from another player that breaks this rule, you have to tell me, the GM, in a personal message and I will decide how to deal with it.
- Players must maintain an adequate level of participation in the game, as determined by me. I understand that sometimes things come up, but try to at least make a couple of posts during each day phase. Players who are determined to not be participating may be removed or replaced at my discretion.
- During the game, questions about the rules should be asked in a PM to me, the GM.
- Players are not permitted to remove content from or delete replies after they have been submitted. The only exceptions to this rule are spelling/grammar/punctuation corrections and adding additional content to the post.
Thirty minutes later the boat pulls up near to the shore on the far side of Steelwater Bog.
Here we are. Miss Sapphire and her brother live in that cabin there. Shouldn’t be too hard to find, they’re the only people who live out here. I still can’t figure who in their right mind would want to live out here but they do…
Note for Spectators:
We welcome all forum users to spectate and enjoy this game. However, in order to prevent the game from being influenced by spectators, please do not like posts from the players, vote in polls, or comment in the game thread until the game has ended.
There will be a separate (private) thread for kibitzing. Eliminated players will be added by me upon elimination. Spectators are more than welcome to join the kibitz thread, just let me know you’d like to join and I’ll add you.
Participants and Characters
|yebellz||Prof. Ye Bellz|
|Sanonius||V. Solis, PhD|