One by one, the summit participants (much to Press Secretary Hannah Sarah Lynn Huckabee Sanders Huckabee-Cruz’s disappointment, the term “Summiteers” never caught on) arrived in Palm Beach. They marveled at the clean air and safe water pumped in and purified for those wealthy and influential enough to live near the White House-by-the-Sea (renamed from Mar-a-Lago because it sounded “less foreign” and “real classy” to former president Eric Trump). Senior Advisor Emeritus Stephen Miller – who reportedly was not a Medtopia client yet looked the same as he had over 50 years ago – met them in the lobby with a startling announcement. The Trump Administration had received word from Russian President Putina’s people that Activists had infiltrated the summit. The participants eyed each other nervously – and some with a strange feeling of kinship – as SAE Miller charged them with finding and eliminating the dissidents. “Should we vote on it?” asked one participant earnestly. “After all, America thrives on a free and just democracy!” Some of the savvier participants rolled their eyes, and SAE Miller’s face twitched with the ghost of a smirk that died on contact with his pallid skin. “Sure,” he said dismissively, already thinking ahead to tonight’s Walliversary celebration. “Whatever you have to do. Just take care of them. Go with Go –” he halted, flinching. “Well, just go. Make America great again again, etc.” Left to their own devices, the diverse group – but not too diverse, of course – decided to mingle and get to know one another, the better to decide who loved America and who was going to leave it the hard way.
- Primary Factions
- 15 Status Quo, or SQ (Town)
- 12 Vanilla SQ
- 1 SQ Bodyguard (Jailkeeper)
- 1 SQ Reporter (Investigator)
- 1 SQ Propagandist (Recruiter)
- 4 Activists (Wolves)
- 1 Vanilla Activist
- 1 Activist Bodyguard (Jailkeeper)
- 1 Activist Reporter (False Investigator)
- 1 Activist Propagandist (Recruiter)
- 1 Disgruntled Scientist, Dr. Jameson (Serial Killer, or SK)
- 15 Status Quo, or SQ (Town)
- Secondary Factions
- 5 Primes
- 5 Demesnes
(I’ve made the role descriptions, rules, and player list collapsible for convenience, but please be sure to review the rules carefully, especially new players.)
Status Quo (Town) Roles
12 Vanilla Status Quo (Vanilla Town)
Their only power is their vote. One Vanilla SQ will become the SQ Propagandist if the SQ Propagandist dies and Dr. Jameson is still alive and unrecruited.
1 Status Quo Bodyguard (Town Jailkeeper)
The SQ Bodyguard can guard one player each night. The guarded player cannot be affected by a night action and cannot use a night action (if any). The SQ Bodyguard cannot guard themselves and cannot guard the same person two nights in a row.
1 Status Quo Reporter (Town Investigator)
The SQ Reporter can ask their sources for information on one player per night. The investigation will return a result of [Activist] / [Status Quo] or [unpaired] / [Prime] / [Demesne] (note that Activists and Status Quo members can be unpaired, Prime, or Demesne; Dr. Jameson will always return a result of [Status Quo], even if recruited by the Activists). The SQ Reporter can investigate the same person two nights in a row (results may vary).
1 Status Quo Propagandist (Town Recruiter)
The SQ Propagandist can recruit Dr. Jameson to the SQ. Attempting to recruit anyone other than Dr. Jameson will result in a 50/50 chance of either the SQ Propagandist or the attempted recruit dying. If the SQ Propagandist or attempted recruit is guarded, it will result in no attempt. The SQ Propagandist can make unlimited attempts to recruit Dr. Jameson (once Dr. Jameson is dead or recruited by either Propagandist, the SQ Propagandist becomes Vanilla SQ).
Activist (Wolf) Roles
1-2 Vanilla Activists (Vanilla Wolves)
Vanilla Activists have no additional power beyond the nightly Wolf kill. The game starts with 1 Vanilla Activist. If the Activist Propagandist successfully recruits a player other than Dr. Jameson (one shot), the recruited Activist will be a Vanilla Activist. If the Activist Propagandist dies while Dr. Jameson is still alive and unrecruited, a Vanilla Activist will become the new Propagandist.
1 Activist Bodyguard (Wolf Jailkeeper)
The Activist Bodyguard can guard one player each night. The guarded player cannot be affected by a night action and cannot use a night action (if any). The Activist Bodyguard cannot guard themselves and cannot guard the same person two nights in a row.
1 Activist Reporter (Wolf False Investigator)
The Activist Reporter can falsify an investigation result on a specific player (including themselves) each night. If the SQ Reporter or their target is targeted by the Activist Reporter, the report received by the SQ Reporter will be a lie. The Activist Reporter will know if a false report went through but not the contents of the false report. The Activist Reporter cannot target the same player two nights in a row.
1 Activist Propagandist (Wolf Recruiter)
The Activist Propagandist can recruit Dr. Jameson to the Activists. The first attempt to recruit anyone other than Dr. Jameson will result in a 50/50 chance of the attempted recruit dying or being recruited. After that, the Activist Propagandist has a 50% chance of dying if they attempt to recruit anyone but Dr. Jameson (the attempted recruit will be unaffected). If the Activist Propagandist or attempted recruit is guarded, it will result in no attempt. The Activist Propagandist can make unlimited attempts to recruit Dr. Jameson (once Dr. Jameson is dead or recruited, the Activist Propagandist becomes a Vanilla Activist). If the Activist Propagandist is killed, and Dr. Jameson is still alive and unrecruited, a Vanilla Activist will become the new Activist Propagandist (if no Vanilla Activist remains, an Activist will be given the choice to keep their role or become the Propagandist).
Dr. Jameson (Serial Killer)
Dr. Dick Jameson pioneered human cloning technology but was defamed and shut out of the profits by Medtopia. Now too poor to order a Demesne of his own, he is dying and has only one goal left: Kill the CEO of Medtopia’s clone, rumored to be at the summit. The only problem is, he doesn’t know who it is. Guess he’ll just have to kill everyone. Dr. Jameson can target one player per night for death. If Dr. Jameson is recruited to the Status Quo or Activists, he will be given a new win condition & role/power description.
Primes are original humans with clones (Demesnes) at the summit. If a Prime is killed (day or night), their Demesne, if still alive and present, dies instead.
Demesnes are clones of original humans (Primes) at the summit. If a Demesne’s Prime is killed (day or night), and the Demesne is still alive, the Demesne will die instead. Demesnes can attempt to preemptively kill their Prime at night if they want. There will be a 30% chance of tripping an alarm, causing the clone to flee. The alarm will definitely be tripped if the Prime is guarded the night the Demesne attempts the kill. A fled Demesne is in hiding and out of the game. However, if a fled Demesne’s Prime is killed, the Prime dies (with no clone to harvest), and the Demesne returns to the game.
Each Prime/Demesne pair shares a QT. They are told nothing about each other except who is the Prime and who is the Demesne. Primes and Demesnes can be of any primary faction, in any pairing (it’s all RNG [random]).
Players’ factions and roles will only be revealed by the moderator upon their deaths. Faction numbers will be updated daily (fleeing will not affect faction numbers).
Post a minimum of three comments to the OT per game-day (preferably more). Failure to meet the minimum participation requirement will cause a player to be mod-killed or replaced. We do have backup players, so if you find that you don’t have the time or inclination to play after all, no worries! Just say so.
Vote for the daily lynch candidate by replying to the very first comment (sort by oldest), appropriately titled Vote Thread. To change or withdraw your vote, simply post another reply to the Vote Thread. Do not edit or delete any vote. Only votes posted as a direct reply to the official Vote Thread will count.
Do not edit posts, ever, even if you made a grammatical error that is haunting you. Rather, read through and think carefully about your comment before posting it. Editing posts may get you mod-killed or replaced.
Do not quote or post a screenshot from a QT to the Open Thread (OT) or a shared QT while the game is ongoing. You are free to make claims about your powers, roles, factions, etc., on the OT and/or in shared QTs, but those claims will not be confirmed or denied by the moderator.
Do not discuss game specifics with other players outside of the OT or shared QTs. It’s okay to talk very generally about the game or even nudge an absentee player outside of the game, but that’s it.
Do not make gameplay-related comments on the OT after Twilight or once dead (dead players should also refrain from commenting in shared QTs). Fled players may not comment on the OT or in shared QTs at all.
If you have questions that may reveal sensitive information, you can ask them in your individual (private) QT. You are encouraged to ask questions about whatever comes to mind.
Attack arguments, not people. Players have different playing styles and prefer different levels of role play; be accommodating to them. Remember, it’s just a game; have fun, and try not to take it personally if you are mistrusted, accused, killed, or otherwise targeted. Even if players call you scum, they mean game-you, not real-you. Real-you is great.
April / clOwen1120 (Evil Owen)
BannerThief / Laurens BannerCroft
Captain Video / New Gorton’s Fisherman, Sailor: 76 to his friends
Creeper / French Elon Musk
dw / Jackie Brown (no no, not that one)
E-Dog / Lefty
the god king snugglewumps / Six
Hayes / Cleopatra (the point is, you are alive when she starts to eat you)
hohopossum / hohoBCCpossum
Hols / Ivanda Trump
InnDEEEEEEE…D / Marshal Commander CC-2224, or *crackle* “Cody”
Lamb Dance / Vidalia America
Lindsay / Zenon
Lord Stoneheart / Hollowheart
MacCrocodile / Emily
moonstermash / [illegible nametag]
Spiny Creature / Crimes
spooky / Brad Bradson, Motivator
subsaharan / Ronald Taverner
A Winged Potato / Dr. Krieger
Here’s a mini-wiki QT with some common terminology and rules for the Avocado’s version of Werewolf. Refer to it if needed, especially if you’re a new player.
Note to new players: Links to shared QTs are typically posted for everyone to view at the end of the game. Just FYI so you don’t say anything in a shared QT you wouldn’t want everyone to see! (For this game I’ll likely just publish the Wolf Chat and Graveyard links.)
Day One ends at 12:00pm EST on Monday, August 6th, or if an auto-lynch (11 votes for the same player) is reached.