BotF XVII: U-Pick Your Poison - Signups (13/7-19)

Storytold by @Magnus and @Jarek


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.

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.

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, 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.


Players may whisper each other in-game through private messages (including both host accounts). Whispers must be publicly announced and by mutual consent. Use /whisper [Player] to declare a whisper to a player, and the recipient may use /accept to accept the whisper. 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 15 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.


This game is flipless. Neither alignment nor role is revealed on death.

Dead players may continue to speak and vote, but may not nominate and have a single “vote token” for the remainder of the game. They may vote freely until they end the day voting a player. Once this happens, their “vote token” is spent, and they may no longer vote.

Dead players have no ability, unless otherwise stated. If a player is killed in the night before they would perform their ability, they will not do so (see “Night Action Resolution”). Any ability with a persistent effect will end upon that player’s death.



This game is designed for between 7 and 15 players. All players are assigned 1 character of the 4 character types. Players that start as Townsfolk or Outsiders are part of the Good team, the uninformed majority. Players that start as Minions or Demons are part of the Evil team, the informed minority. Players cannot change alignments unless explicitly stated.

Townsfolk have abilities that are beneficial to the Good team.

Outsiders have abilities that are harmful to the Good team.

Demons are the members of the Evil team who carry almost all the killpower for their team, and must stay alive at all costs. Except in extenuating circumstances, there will always be one living Demon while the game is in progress.

Minions are the other members of the Evil team whose abilities support the Demon.

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

Starting Evils know each others’ identities and character types, but not characters. They have no method of private communication besides whispers, as described above.

Starting Demons know three not-in-play Good characters.

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.


The script has not been presently designed.

When you sign up, privately send the storytellers 2 Townsfolk, 2 Outsiders, 2 Minions and 2 Demon characters from this wiki. Please do not discuss these selections anywhere until the game begins.

All players start with exactly one of the chosen 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.”

The following characters are not valid type selections and will not appear on the script.

Prohibited Characters
Engineer Once per game, at night, choose which Minions or which Demon is in play.
Heretic Whoever wins, loses & whoever loses, wins, even if you are dead.
Pit Hag Each night*, choose a player & a character they become (if not in play). If a Demon is made, deaths tonight are arbitrary.
Riot Nominees die, but may nominate again immediately (on day 3, they must). After day 3, evil wins. [All Minions are Riot]

The following characters are not valid type selections, but may appear on the script and appear in-play regardless.

Possible Wildcard Characters
Drunk You do not know you are the Drunk. You think you are a Townsfolk character, but you are not.
Lunatic You think you are a Demon, but you are not. The Demon knows who you are & who you choose at night.
Marionette You think you are a good character, but you are not. The Demon knows who you are. [You neighbor the Demon]
Night Action Resolution

All actions are processed in a specific order each night. Natural Action 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
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The Storyteller is a term used to refer to us, the hosts of this game.

We will decide what happens with any open-ended ability behaviours, and will try to keep the game fun and balanced.

The extent of our ability to effect on the game is outlined above. We cannot break any existing rules, only decide what happens within the bounds of the characters’ abilities and base game rules.

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 gamestate. The most likely fabled to be included are below.

Fabled Ability
Djinn Use the Djinn’s special rule. All players know what it is.
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.
Sentinel There might be 1 extra or 1 fewer Outsider in play.
Spirit of Ivory There can’t be more than 1 extra evil player.

Malfunctions are the primary source of interference and misinformation in this game. It is stronger than what you will find in most mafia games, and exists to counterbalance Good’s arsenal of amazingly powerful characters.

A malfunctioning character cannot affect the gamestate in any way using their ability. They cannot kill anybody, they cannot protect anyone from death, they cannot poison anybody, they cannot cause any other player to receive information.

If a malfunctioning character would receive information themselves, the information they receive is arbitrary (Storytellers decide).

The malfunctioning status lasts indefinitely, unless stated otherwise.


Good wins if all Demons are dead.

Evil wins if only 2 players live.

In the event of a tie (both teams win at the same time), Good wins.

Alternate routes to victory or defeat may exist as detailed by characters’ abilities. The list of all possible characters is above.


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).

When you travel in, send the storytellers your selection from this wiki page.

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.

If they are evil, they learn who the Demon is.


Sign up using /in, seat [X] or /travel in, seat [X] and pinging this account.

There will be a maximum of 15 non-traveller players and 4 travellers, resulting in a total of 19 possible seats.

  1. Bellatrix
  2. Amelia
  3. ElizaThePsycho
  4. Crazynuto
  5. Leafia
  6. CRichardFortressLies
  7. JakeTheWolfie
  8. Zone_Q11
  9. YoubutWorse (Deviant)
  10. May
  11. Caspore
  12. Atlas
  13. Kiiruma


  1. Wazza
  2. Dum

al-hadikha not banned?

Al-Hadikhia is not banned.

can I pick characters from New World Chaos

Probably not.

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can I pick Veni Vidi Vici

I have no idea what that is, so no.
Think about it this way: if it’s not on the wiki, it’s most probably getting rejected.

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/spectate looks fun
to watch


I heard about Fishbucket while talking about U-Pick in the unofficial Discord, Eliza. That’s the context for this post.

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/spectate so that I can ruin YBW’s spectating experience



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Heretic only works in specific scripts, and a U-Pick isn’t the best environment for that.

Veni Vidi Vici: Each night*, choose a player: they die. If you kill yourself and no outsiders live, evil wins instead. [Exactly 3 Outsiders]

/in, seat 10 @Magnus

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no pit hag = no fun

“Oh wow, I’m my favourite character the Butler.”

“Oh no, I was Pit Hagged out of my favourite character the Butler and turned into the Savant, I’m not having fun anymore.”

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you can just limit them to only turning evil players
it lets you coordinate and still do cool stuff while not having that happen

i feel like u could say this for any character changing ability tho
I dont disagree with the choice however

pit hag still has a lot of utlity as a demon changer / evil team composition changer and if you remove the ability to hag good players that may make it B tier and not S tier but def still playable

Riot: No
Legion: Yes

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