Werewolf 86 – The Shining – Day Seven

This had NOT been the weekend BJ signed up for. Where was everyone? Why was he the ONLY one wearing a costume? Well, he could at least try to have some fun on his own. This many people, close quarters, anything could happen. People always loosened up once they got to know you. Then the fur didn’t seem so strange. Then it started to seem good. Maybe even fun!

But then that hope had been dashed. Death ruined everything. Well, not just death. It was murder, after all. Wasn’t it? And it was all starting to become so frustrating. Starting to think he was cracking up. Losing it.

(cracking up not playing with a full deck lostya marbles guy just went loony tunes he went up and over the high side went bananas lost his football crackers nuts half a seabag)

all meaning the same thing: losing your mind.

No. Not today. And he knew. A feeling. When that cockadoodle lady locked him up in the freezer—or tried to (thank god she hadn’t locked it!)—he had seen four figures (shadows? no. something else) as the door was closing. Had heard the knife fall (so loud!) on the kitchen floor. Fear had paralyzed him then. But afterwards, when all was quiet, he had opened the door and seen the knife and then he had known. Known he had to do it. (no one else will do it! you you you you are the only one).

Yes. Today. He knew. He would be the one to show them all.

(feets don’t fail me now)

It was so easy. So easy to plunge the knife. Several times. Just to be sure. To be sure this would end it. The <i>creature</i> struggled (?), but it was no use. BJ’s hands were bleeding. So many little cuts caused by the topiary’s exterior as it fought back.

(You’re crazy!)

But he wasn’t. He had done it. Confirmation came as the one named Geoff faded. Disintegrated at being caught.

Geoff (forget_it_jake) has died. He was a VENGEANCE-SEEKING GHOST.

And then. The others arrived. Ready to silence him. Taking a deep breath, he embraced death. He would be nobody’s monster anymore. He was free.

BJ Guy in the Bear Mask (Sister Jude the Obscure) has died. He was a HOTEL GUEST and the HUMAN MONSTER (One Shot Vigilante).

The Overlook was not going to let the guests call for help. That might spoil the fun. They all understood that now. They were alone. Outside the snow came harder, curtaining them off from the world. If they make a mistake today, it will be over.

Town Roles:

12 3 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)

Scum Roles:

3 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.

Vanilla Town QT Message

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.

  1. sic humor (Caspar Caspardly, Yelp Reviewer)
  2. hohopossum (Greasy)
  3. subsaharan (Continental Breakfast Enthusiast) [Replaced Josephus] A “Twin”
  4. Goat (Black Phillip)
  5. MrsLangdonAlger (Abra Stone) Hotel Guest
  6. Sister Jude the Obscure (BJ Guy in the Bear Mask) Hotel Guest and Human Monster
  7. Louie Blue (B. Fawlty) Ghostly Bartender
  8. forget_it_jake (Geoff) Vengeance-Seeking Ghost
  9. Lamb Dance (Reposted Dril Tweets) Hotel Guest
  10. Lovely Bones (Petey)
  11. Admirax (Annie Wilkes) The Mother
  12. The Good King Snugglewumps (Olivia Crain) Hotel Guest
  13. subsaharan 2.0 (Continental Breakfast Enthusiast) [Replaced Sheltie]
  14. Smapti (Hedge Maze) Hotel Guest
  15. The Wasp (Bonnie Parker)
  16. Lindsay (Lydia Deetz)
  17. Lord Stoneheart (Maggie Simpson) The Winter Caretaker
  18. Ralph (Dalton Wilcox, “Poet Laureate of the West”) Hotel Guest
  19. spookyfriend (Tiffany Tiffany) Gifted Child
  20. Mr. Glitch (Stanley Chinstrap) Hotel Guest
  21. GlaDOS (dw) A “Twin”

You have until Monday, 2:00 PM Central to decide who to throw into the Hedge Maze.

Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Day Five
Day Six