WW113: Louperté, Égalité, Fraternité Day 1 (The Tennis Court Oath)

“The National Assembly resolve that all the members of this assembly will, at once, take a solemn oath never to separate, and to assemble wherever circumstances require, until the constitution of the kingdom is established.”

-Tennis Court Oath

It is pouring rain on 20 June 1789, when you, the members of the Estates-General are to meet in your chambers.  

The days prior had been filled with argument on a procedural matter.  Though each Estate was represented with some respect to its population, (the Third Estate outnumbering the first two by a slight majority), each Estate was historically entitled to only a single vote.

(In other words, the situation was two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner.)

Members of the Third Estate protested that votes should be proportional, and on the 17th began calling themselves the “National Assembly.”  King Louis ordered the First and Second Estates to join the Third to give the illusion he still controlled affairs. However…

On this Saturday, you are shocked to find that the doors to chambers are closed, and armed guards stationed outside.  It is clear that the King means to launch an attack on your rights, and perhaps your lives. Seeking shelter from the rain in a Tennis Court, you all, Third Estate representatives and sympathizers from the First and Second, take a solemn oath to remain as a body until the establishment of a constitution for France.  Revolution has begun, and there are high spirits and an air of celebration.

The mood is dampened, however, by the report that some members of the National Assembly were executed by members of the King’s Guard.

Flubba Gunto is dead.  He was a Martyr to the Revolution.  

Grumproro is dead.  She was a Martyr to the Revolution.

The Revolution has begun.  Many of you hold hope for a peaceful transition of power to the Third Estate, but it is clear that agents working against the People are among you.  If you wish to protect your rights, you will have to root out these reactionaries. Bonne chance, citoyens!

Twilight shall be at 11AM, EST, on Sunday January 5th.  Ties shall result in a death determined at random for the players tied with most votes.  With 21 players alive, 11 votes for one player (or “no kill”) will result in early Twilight.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_Court_Oath

Vanilla

Bonjour!  You are a humble, loyal citoyen of France. (Vanilla Town)   You may have been a member of any of the estates before the Revolution, but now you support the Jacobins, either through affection or fear.  Your sole power lies in the franchise; your vote!

You win the game when the Wolves and Serial Killer are all dead.

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Players

  1. Owen (Marie Tussaud)
  2. Spookyfriend (Monsieur Falcon)
  3. Tiff Aching’s Golden Hare (Le Lapin d’or de Tiff Aching)
  4. Goat (Phillipe de Chèvre)
  5. Sic Humor (Jacques de la Varenne)
  6. Emmelemm (Milla Jovovich)
  7. Robert Post’s Child (The Time Bandits)
  8. Hohopossum (Jean-Luc Picard)
  9. MacCrocodile (Croc Monsieur)
  10. Raven and Rose (Pepe le Pew)
  11. Snugglewumps (Remy)
  12. MSD (Count da Money)
  13. The Hayes Code (Barbarella)
  14. Sister Jude (George Sand)
  15. Nate the Lesser (Muzzy)
  16. Captain Video (Benjamin Franklin)
  17. Mayelbridwen (Miss Clavel)
  18. Miss Rim (Marie Calvet)
  19. The Wasp (Julie d’Aubigny)
  20. Gramps (Racist caricature)
  21. Mars 5 (Useless Fop)

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Roles

16 Town

  • 11 Vanilla Town (Citizens)
  • 1 Town Jailer (Georges Danton)
  • 1 Town Doctor (The Bishop of Digne)
  • 1 Town Investigator (Maximillien Robespierre)
  • 1 Town Vigilante (Jean-Paul Marat)
  • 1 Town Martyr (Sydney Carton)

4 Wolves (Counterrevolutionaries)

  • 1 Wolf Recruiter (Marquis de Lafayette)
  • 1 Wolf Roleblocker (Olympe de Gouges)
  • 1 Wolf Spy (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  • 1 Wolf Daykiller (Charlotte Corday)

1 Serial Killer (The Scarlet Pimpernel)

The Martyr may, up to twice per game, ask the mod, within 15 minutes past Twilight, about the role of the daykilled person.  They then may, if they choose, die in that person’s place.  The spared player’s role shall not be revealed on the OT.

The Recruiter‘s ability has a chance of failure, dependent on how many wolves and certain other roles are alive at the beginning of any night phase.  On an unsuccessful recruitment, no announcement will made on the OT, but the target will know they were unsuccessfully recruited.  On a successful recruitment, the header will reflect this.

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Spreadsheets

Any and all active players may keep spreadsheets of info during this game, and post them on the OT.  However, once a player has become inactive, they are to stop updates.

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