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Storytold by @CRichardFortressLies and @Leafia

Mechanics

Town Composition

This game is designed for between 5 and 15 non-Traveller players. All non-Traveller players are assigned one of the 4 character types, then an character from the possible characters for that type. Players that start as Townsfolk or Outsiders are on the Good team, while players that start as Minions or Demons are on the Evil team. Players cannot change alignments unless explicitly stated.

The number of characters of each type dealt out are as follows:

Total Players Townsfolk Outsiders Minions Demons
7 5 0 1 1
8 5 1 1 1
9 5 2 1 1
10 7 0 2 1
11 7 1 2 1
12 7 2 2 1
13 9 0 3 1
14 9 1 3 1
15 9 2 3 1

No two players will have the same ability at the start of the game.

Starting Evils know each other’s identities and character types, but not characters. They have no method of private communication besides whispers, as described below.
Starting Demons know three not-in-play good roles.

The abilities of certain characters modify the game setup, by adding or subtracting certain characters or character types. These are denoted in [square brackets], and only have an effect if the character is present at the beginning of the game. Unless otherwise stated, the amount of Townsfolk is modified so that the total number of characters given out matches the total player count.

Characters

All players start with exactly one of the following abilities, depending on their character type. Townsfolk and Outsiders are good characters, while Minions and Demons are evil characters.

Night* (with an asterisk) in all contexts means “Night, except the first.”

Possible Townsfolk Characters
Cannibal You have the ability of the recently killed executee. If they are evil, you malfunction until a good player dies by execution.
Fool The first time you die, you don’t.
Cult Leader Each night, you become the alignment of an alive neighbor. If all good players choose to join your cult, your team wins
Farmer If you die at night, an alive good player becomes a Farmer.
Engineer Once per game, during the day in your PM, choose which Minions or which Demon is in play.
Soldier You are safe from the Demon.
Innkeeper Each night*, choose 2 players, they can’t die tonight, but 1 malfunctions until dusk.
Fisherman Once per game, during the day, visit the Storyteller for some advice to help your team win.
Snake Charmer Each night, choose an alive player: a chosen Demon swaps characters & alignments with you & malfunctions.
Sailor Each night, choose an alive player: either you or they malfunction until dusk. You can’t die.
Pacifist Executed good players might not die.
Mayor If only 3 players live & no execution occurs, your team wins. If you die at night, another player might die instead
Virgin The 1st time you are nominated, if the nominator is a Townsfolk, they are executed immediately.
Possible Outsider Characters
Moonchild When you learn that you died, publicly choose one alive player. Tonight, if it was a good player, they die.
Sweetheart If you die, 1 player malfunctions from now on.
Lunatic You think you are a Demon, but you are not. The Demon knows who are & who you choose at night
Barber If you died today or tonight, the Demon may choose 2 players (not another Demon) to swap characters.
Possible Minion Characters
Psychopath Each day, before nominations, you may publically choose a player: they die. If executed, you only die if you lose roshambo
Devil’s Advocate Each night, choose a living player (different to last night): if executed tomorrow, they don’t die.
Scarlet Woman If there are 5 or more players alive & the Demon dies, you become the Demon. (Travellers don’t count.)
Boomdandy If you are executed, all but 3 players die. 6 hours later, the player with the most players pointing at them, dies.
Possible Demon Characters
Vigormortis Each night*, choose a player: they die. Minions you kill keep their ability & 1 of their Townsfolk neighbours malfunction. [-1 Outsider]
Lleech Each night*, choose a player: they die. You start by choosing an alive player: they malfunction – you die if (& only if) they die.
Imp Each night*, choose a player: they die. If you kill yourself this way, a minion becomes the Imp.
Pukka Each night*, choose a player: they malfunction. The previously malfunctioning player dies then becomes healthy
Phase Lengths

Each day phase will last for 48 hours.

Discussion 12h Players may talk.
Nomination 12h Players who wish to nominate may do so at this time, and votes may begun to be cast during this time as well.
Voting 24h During this time, votes may be cast freely on any existing nomination, but no new nominations may be made. Once this time ends or all votes have been locked in, the day will resolve.

Each night phase will last for 24 hours. The game begins on a night phase.
Night actions are locked 2 hours before the start of each day.

Night Action Resolution

All actions are processed in a specific order each night. Natural Actin Resolution does not apply. Dead players have no abilities (unless stated otherwise), and if a player is dead during their turn in action resolution, they do not act (unless stated otherwise).

First Night Other Nights
Travellers Travellers
Minion Info Sailor
Lunatic Engineer
Demon Info Innkeeper
Sailor Snake Charmer
Engineer Devil’s Advocate
Lleech Scarlet Woman
Snake Charmer Lunatic
Devil’s Advocate Imp
Pukka Pukka
Cult Leader Vigor Mortis
Mathematician Lleech
Barber
Sweetheart
Farmer
Moonchild
Cult Leader
Storyteller

The Storyteller is the key moderator for the game; All ability uses at night must be sent to the Storyteller via private message, and Storyteller will have the final say on any open-ended ability behaviors. Storyteller’s goal is to keep the game both fun and balanced, and they’ll often be trying to make it last as long as possible; however, the Storyteller may not alter any existing rules to accomplish this.

The Fabled

The Fabled are special modifiers that the Storyteller can put in play to tweak the game. Fabled will always be announced when they are in play, along with their effect upon the gamestate. The most likely fabled to be included are the Duchess so the town has recurring information, Hell’s Librarian to prevent night talking, Spirit of Ivory to avoid having too many extra evils, Storm Catcher which names a good role and they can only die to execution, yet evils will know who they are from minion/Demon info, Sentinel to keep the number of outsiders mysterious, and the Fiddler on the off-chance the game gets deadlocked.

Sentinel There might be 1 extra or 1 fewer outsider in play.
Fiddler Once per game, at night, the Demon secretly chooses a player of an opposing alignment; All players then vote which of these two wins the game.
Hell’s Librarian Something bad might happen to whomever speaks when the Storyteller calls for silence.
Duchess Each day, 3 players may choose to visit you. At night*, each visitor learns how many are evil, but 1 gets false info
Spirit of Ivory There can’t be more than 1 extra evil player.
Storm Catcher Name a good character. If in play, they can only die by execution, but evil players learn which player it is.
Malfunctions

Malfunctioning is the primary source of interference with abilities. A malfunctioning character is not told that they are malfunctioning and cannot affect the gamestate in any way using their ability. If a malfunctioning character would receive information, then the information they receive is arbitrary (open-ended, Storyteller may resolve at their discretion). The malfunctioning status lasts indefinitely unless stated otherwise.

Nominations and Voting

Once the discussion phase has ended, the Storyteller will formally announce the opening of the nomination phase. Players must be nominated before they may be voted on that day. Each player may only be nominated once per day, and each player may only nominate once per day.
When a nomination is opened, the storyteller begins to track votes for that nomination. The players may precast votes, but the votes will lock in a clockhand format. Starting with the player below the nominee on the list, and working downwards, the votes will be locked if they are cast. As an example, take the following five players;

Alex
Brianna
Cameron
Derek
Ellen

Brianna is nominated. Cameron’s vote will be locked as soon as he places it, because he is the first person below Brianna on the list. Derek may cast his vote before Cameron, and may alter his vote if Cameron has not yet voted, but once Cameron has voted and had his vote locked, Derek’s vote will be the next to lock, and if it is placed when Cameron’s vote locks, then Derek’s vote will lock as the vote cast by Derek at that time.
Any votes that are not cast by EoD will be considered votes to pardon. If the count of votes to execute is more than half of the number of living players (not half+1, that’s an important distinction), and is the highest count of votes against any player that day, the accused will be considered “about to die”. At the end of the day or when all votes on all nominations have been cast, the player who is “about to die” will be executed. If there is a tie between two or more players for the highest count of votes, the day will end with no execution. The Storyteller may only declare an early end to voting if it is no longer possible to tie or exceed the highest nomination.

Whispers

Players may whisper each other in-game through private messages (including both this account and @CRichardFortressLies and @Leafia ). Whispers must be publicly announced, by requesting permission to whisper using a format such as /whisper [Player]. Once a whisper has been declared and accepted, the two players may whisper via private message until one of them speaks publicly in the game chat, at which point the whisper is considered broken and the players must declare whispers again if they wish to whisper.

In addition, a player may make 1 whisper per day to each neighbor of up to 10 words without announcing this in thread.

Some abilities require you to speak privately to the Storyteller during the day. If you wish to do this, you must declare so publicly using a format such as /whisper [Storyteller]. You may choose to declare this even if you do not have one of these abilities.

Death

When a player dies, nothing is revealed about their character and they are allowed to stay in the game and speak. They may not nominate and they will have only one vote token (this will allow them to cast a vote to execute) for the entire game. Evil players who die may thus continue to help their allies by keeping up their claim and spreading misinformation, and good players may similarly help their allies by retaining relevant info that others may have forgotten in the heat of the game. Once a player dies, their ability stops working, which means that a player killed before they would perform their ability will not perform their ability, and any ability with a persistent effect will end upon the player’s death.

Victory

Good wins if all Demons are dead.
Evil wins if only 2 players (not counting Travellers) live.

In the event of a tie, the good team wins.
Alternate routes to victory or defeat may exist as detailed by characters’ abilities. The list of all possible characters is above.

Travellers

A Traveller is a player character that can enter or exit a game at any point. Their identity and ability are known to all players, but their alignment may be either good or evil (which is decided by the Storyteller upon their entry to the game).

Unlike standard players, Travellers exist under some special circumstances.

  • They may be exiled by majority vote at any time, instead of executed. This vote is independent of the nomination/execution system.
  • They do not count as players for any rules or win conditions.
  • Travelers can be targeted by abilities, same as residents.
  • If they are evil, they learn who the Demon is.
Possible Traveller Characters
Barista Each night, until dusk, 1) A player becomes sober, healthy & gets true info, or 2) Their ability works twice. They learn which.
Bone Collector Once per game, during the day, choose a dead player; they regain their ability tonight until dusk.
Bureaucrat Each night, choose a player (not yourself): their vote counts as three tomorrow.
Deviant If you were funny today, you cannot be exiled.
Gunslinger Each day, after the 1st vote has been tallied, you may choose a player who voted, they die.
Scapegoat If a player of your alignment is executed, you might be executed instead.
Changelog

General

  • Cleaned up some blocks of text in the OP to be more concise.
  • Added table formatting to spots in the OP.

Characters

  • Bone Collector submits actions during the day instead of at the very start of the night.
  • The Pukka can submit their poison choice during the day. Their target will die in two nights.
  • The Sailor can choose to submit their action in the day.
  • The Engineer can choose to submit their action in the day.

Mechanics

Players

  1. Dum Wazza - Executed D1
  2. Jarek
  3. Sharklifter Mistyx
  4. Intensify
  5. Kiiruma
  6. Whysper - Scapegoat
  7. nightingale
  8. Atlas
  9. ElithePsycho - Gunslinger
  10. JaketheWolfie - Deviant

Backups

  1. Wazza
  2. Eggyolk

Night one has begun and will end in 24 hours on 2022-01-23T23:00:00Z .

@Dum
@Jarek
@Sharklifter
@Intensify
@Kiiruma
@Whysper
@nightingale
@ElizaThePsycho
@Atlas
@JakeTheWolfie

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In case I didn’t make it obvious, the following Fabled are in play.
Sentinel , Duchess , Hell’s Librarian and Spirit of Ivory.

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It was a dark and dreary night as the group huddled at the kitchen table for the announcement that was going to be made. That’s when one of the two hosts arrived.

“Leafia has been murdered by a demon. We have reason to believe that one of you seven is the demon and one of you is plotting with them.” he told the assembled people.

That’s when Leafia’s ghost floated up. “I’ve hired three travelers to help us in our investigation. Whysper the scapegoat, Jake the deviant, and Eli the gunslinger. I haven’t had the time to do background checks on them though. No one is leaving this mansion until we eliminate the demon though!” she announced.

Flavor done by me, Leafia. :sleepingleafeon: Crich forgot to mention that Storm Catcher is in play too.

Game start!

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I will shoot the first person that votes on each nom and nobody can stop me

@Mask who does the Storm Catcher favor

tldr; leafia hires an gunslinger, a joker and a random poor person to investigate her death

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Day One has begun and will end in 48 hours on 2022-01-25T23:00:00Z
Discussion time is 12 hours and ends 2022-01-24T11:00:00Z
Nominations commence after discussion time and end in 12 hours on 2022-01-24T23:00:00Z
Voting starts after nominations have ended and last for 24 hours. It ends on 2022-01-25T23:00:00Z

Also, the Storm Catcher favors the Cannibal.

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cannibal should probably out

Pinging everyone who hasn’t posted yet. Day One has begun.
@Dum
@Jarek
@Sharklifter
@Kiiruma
@Whysper
@nightingale
@Kiiruma
@JakeTheWolfie

Okay so

I’m a little busy right now but I’m okay with splitting my time here and doing what I was doing originally.

If no one has any announcements they wish to make

We should get to the business of the travellers

kill one of eli/whysper?

don’t kill whysper

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that’s just waseteful

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if whysper is evil they will 100% take a bullet for demon

unless sw

that’s fair but if she’s good we get a confirmed good player

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we don’t know if she’s good

yes but it should be easy to find out