(This inhuman place makes human monsters.)
Olivia Crain lay awake in her bedroom, eyes open, left hand absentmindedly holding the locket around her neck. She had come here to relax. To recuperate. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. It was almost amusing. The nights were the worst of all. She hated the nights and constant howl of the wind around the west side of the hotel. It was impossible to sleep. So she took a walk.
Gliding through the empty
hallways she looked almost like a ghost. But she wasn’t. She was haunted. That was clear. The headaches had become so much worse. Darkness and fear enveloped her heart and soul. But who could she tell? They might not believe her. Worse, they might believe her in the wrong way, might think she was LOSING HER MARBLES.
(NO. I know what I feel. What I see. What is real.) She stood still now. Staring out one of the huge windows looking down at the topiary. The rabbit was white now. Once it was green but now it was white, as if something had shocked it repeatedly on the snowy, windy nights and turned it old…
(the white rabbit had been on its way to a croquet party to the Red Queen’s croquet party storks for mallets hedgehogs for balls.)
Her children loved that story. She wanted to return to them now. As she stared out the window she suddenly felt cold. Her mouth was dry. Her fingers trembled as they reached up to the glass to touch the shadow she saw there. (Four shadows creeping up. Creeping. Oh yes, they do creep.) The glass disappeared. A gentle nudge from behind and down, down, down…
Olivia Crain (The Good King Snugglewumps) has died. She was a HOTEL GUEST.
The next morning the guests reluctantly climbed out of their beds to greet the morning. This was not what they had signed up for. A few weeks in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. The finest hotel in the West. The best service money can buy. Views to die for! Well, that last part was certainly turning out to be true.
On his way to the Dining Room, BJ glanced out the window to see how the topiary looked with a fresh coat of snow. They were his favorite thing about the Overlook. So big and beastly. But he didn’t like what he saw today. The rabbit that should have been white was now wearing a strange red cap. The blood of the deceased had frozen where the body fell, right between the rabbit’s ears.
12 6 Hotel Guests (Vanilla Town)
1 Mother (Town Jailkeeper)
1 Gifted Child (Town Cop)
1 Head Chef (One Shot Town Martyr)
2 “Twins” (Town Shared QT)
3 4 Vengeance-Seeking Ghosts (Vanilla Wolves)
1 Ghostly Bartender (One Shot Recruiter Wolf)
1 Winter Caretaker (Vanilla Town Turned SK)
The rules at the Overlook Hotel are fairly simple. During the Day, you will socialize and vote. You will have until Twilight to vote to kill one of the guests that you suspect is actually a ghostly visitor seeking vengeance against the living. The guest who receives a majority vote (or who has the most votes by Twilight) will be thrown into the Hedge Maze where they will either freeze to death or be consumed by the void. If a majority is reached before official Twilight, the Day will automatically end (even if your charming narrator is not here to call Twilight). In the case of a tie, the Hotel’s victim will be decided by luck (RNG).
The Head Chef has one opportunity in the game to die in place of another player. This can be done during the Day (before Twilight) or during the Night. If they activate their power during the Day, the person with the most votes will not die. Instead, the Head Chef will die. The person who was spared can also not be killed that night. The Head Chef also as the option of using their power at Night. They can choose a specific player to protect. If that player is targeted for death (and The Mother doesn’t interfere), the Head Chef will die in their place. The Head Chef keeps their power until they die.
If one “Twin” is killed, the other will also die.
During the Night, the Mother, the Gifted Child, and the Winter Caretaker (appointed after certain conditions are met) will choose targets in their personal QTs. The Vengeance-Seeking Ghosts will choose their target in their shared QT.
Jailing happens first, then investigation, and then the killing/recruiting. If a player is jailed they cannot be killed, investigated, or recruited. If the Gifted Child is jailed they cannot receive messages from Tony. If the Winter Caretaker is jailed they cannot kill. If the Head Chef is jailed they cannot use their power. If the Ghostly Bartender is jailed they cannot recruit. The Mother cannot jail themselves or the same player two nights in a row.
Hotel Guests (Town) win when all Vengeance-Seeking Ghosts (Wolves) and the Winter Caretaker (Serial Killer) are dead. The Vengeance-Seeking Ghosts win when they outnumber the Hotel Guests and the Winter Caretaker is eliminated. The Winter Caretaker wins when they outlive everyone else.
You are a HOTEL GUEST. Welcome to the Overlook Hotel. We hope you enjoy your stay. There have been reports of some strange activity, and we admit that there have been…accidents in the past. But your safety is our priority, and despite the fact that we’ve left you in the hotel with only a Head Chef and a Winter Caretaker to tend to your needs should not alarm you in the slightest.
If there happens to be trouble, please know that your only power is your vote. There is no way to contact the outside world.
Please note that you will need to make a handful of game-related comments per Day (three to six at least). Your narrator has been told that the hotel gets very angry when people don’t participate, so you will be *clears throat* dealt with, if you don’t participate.
NO EDITING OR DELETING for any reason, including typos.
Directly quoting or screenshotting QT is not allowed.
Remember to have fun! This is a game of murder, but it is still just a game.
- sic humor (Caspar Caspardly, Yelp Reviewer)
- hohopossum (Greasy)
subsaharan (Continental Breakfast Enthusiast) [Replaced Josephus]A “Twin”
- Goat (Black Phillip)
- MrsLangdonAlger (Abra Stone)
- Sister Jude the Obscure (BJ Guy in the Bear Mask)
- Louie Blue (B. Fawlty) Ghostly Bartender
- forget_it_jake (Geoff)
- Lamb Dance (Reposted Dril Tweets) Hotel Guest
- Lovely Bones (Petey)
- Admirax (Annie Wilkes)
The Good King Snugglewumps (Olivia Crain)Hotel Guest
- subsaharan 2.0 (Continental Breakfast Enthusiast) [Replaced Sheltie]
Smapti (Hedge Maze)Hotel Guest
- The Wasp (Bonnie Parker)
- Lindsay (Lydia Deetz)
Lord Stoneheart (Maggie Simpson)The Winter Caretaker
- Ralph (Dalton Wilcox, “Poet Laureate of the West”)
- spookyfriend (Tiffany Tiffany) Gifted Child
Mr. Glitch (Stanley Chinstrap)Hotel Guest GlaDOS (dw)A “Twin”
You have until Friday, 7:00 PM Central to decide who to throw into the Hedge Maze.