A newsboy rushes into the street, announcing today’s headline.
“London murder! Murder! Sir Indy Carew killed on the steps o’ St. Paul’s Cathedral!”
Look at this, another murder
Just like the other murder!
That’s poor old Sir Indy – dead!
Last week the bishop copped it!
The bloke what done it hopped it!
That feller must be off his ‘ead!
The upstanding citizens of London thought they were free of this beast. This most vile murder of Sir Indy Carew is a sobering reminder that something evil lurks in the shadows. Once again London is startled by a crime of singular ferocity and rendered all the more notable by the high position of the victim. But the murder was not the worst of it. For you see, pinned to the body was a letter containing all of the victim’s deepest, most shameful secrets. Among them was the rather startling revelation that, although the respected Chairman of the Board of Governors, Sir Indy Carew was involved in the hasty decision to wrongly incriminate and execute Lady Anna Nomally!
Do you think it’s true?
It well could be! Imagine!
I say that it goes to show
Some people we think we know
Aren’t all they might appear!
Hard to believe, but it was true. The letter contained thorough evidence to show that under the leadership of Sir Indy Carew, the Board of Governors was currently on crusade against the citizens of London. In their attempt to find the one referred to as “Mr. Hyde” they had wrongly are carelessly executed Lady Anna Nomally. Not only this, but the letter suggests that they plan to take the law into their own hands moving forward. The upstanding citizens of London now have Mr. Hyde and the Board of Governors to fear.
London has a killer on the loose!
Or a gang!
Either way – let ’em hang!
The police are no use!
Now it falls to you to decide who are the guilty and who are the innocent. Choose wisely. Read the fine print.
12 Upstanding Citizens (Vanilla Town)
1 Controlling Mother (Town Jailkeeper)
1 Mr. Utterson (Town Cop)
1 Dr. Lanyon (Town “Doctor”)
2 Clandestine Lovers (Town Shared QT)
3 Members of the Board of Governors (Vanilla Wolves)
1 Secretary of the Board of Governors (Stealth Wolf)
1 Mr. Hyde (Original SK)
? Converted Hyde(s) (Converted SKs)
The rules in Victorian England are perfectly simple and not at all complicated. During the Day, you will socialize, prove your innocence, and vote. You will have until Twilight to vote to kill one of the citizens that you suspect is responsible for this very strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The citizen who receives a majority vote (or who has the most votes by Twilight) will be publicly shamed and executed for their crimes. If a majority is reached before official Twilight, the Day will automatically end (even if your gloomy narrator is not here to call Twilight). In the case of a tie, the accused will have one more chance to plead for their lives. All citizens are expected to follow these rules, be polite, and to remain silent after Twilight and death. Please read the fine print.
During the Night, the Controlling Mother, Mr. Utterson, Dr. Lanyon, and Mr. Hyde (and possibly Converted Hyde(s)) will choose targets in their personal QTs. The Board of Governors will choose their target in their shared QT.
A message about Mr. Hyde and Converted Hydes: SK(s) cannot target the same person two nights in a row. SK(s) create a new SK when they try to kill a Roled Town player. SKs do not win together, share a QT, or know the identity—or even the existence—of other SK(s). If day killed, Converted SK(s) are described as Vanilla Town. The Doctor can cure Converted SKs and make a player immune to conversion for the night. If a Converted SK is cured by the Doctor, they become Vanilla Town. If the Doctor or Mr. Hyde die before day three, special things may happen. There are other secrets that you will discover. You might ask yourself, “are you even who you think you are?”
Jailing happens first, then curing, then investigating, and then the killing/converting. If a player is jailed they cannot use their power and/or be killed, investigated, or converted.
Upstanding Citizens (Town) win when the Board of Governors (Wolves) and all Mr. and Converted Hydes (Serial Killers) are dead. The Board of Governors win when they outnumber the Upstanding Citizens and all Mr. and Converted Hydes are eliminated. Mr. Hyde wins when they outlive everyone else, including any Converted Hydes. A Converted Hyde wins whey they outlive everyone else, including other Hydes.
Simple and not at all complicated, right?
You are an UPSTANDING CITIZEN. But you wear a façade, as we all do. Yes, it’s quite true, you know all about wearing a mask. How else is a Victorian to live? You can’t share your true thoughts with the world! They might *gasp* judge you unworthy! And once that happens, you’re out. Sad, perhaps, but necessary.
At the end of the day
They don’t mean what they say
They don’t say what they mean
They don’t ever come clean
It’s all a façade!
To protect yourself from having all of your awful secrets revealed upon your death, you need to get rid of the Board of Governors and that dreadful Mr. Hyde! Before it’s too late, look behind the façade and uncover the truth.
If you find yourself in danger, please know that your only power is your vote. Although you might find some help along the way….if you are a good socialite and read the fine print.
Please note that you will need to make a handful of game-related comments per Day (three to six at least). Your narrator is very sensitive to Victorian customs and therefore as a very low tolerance for citizens who don’t socialize, so you will be labeled an outcast and no longer be welcome in polite company if you don’t participate. In other words, you will be replaced. Remember to read the fine print.
Roleplaying is encouraged but not required. Daily events will take place, with warning, and prizes will be awarded that may or may not aid you in your investigations.
A final word of caution: This game is a risk. An experiment. The narrator is not responsible for any disasters that may occur in this game due to “imbalances” in the universe. The narrator reserves the right to make any changes that will result in a more enjoyable game at any time. By signing up for this game you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this word of caution and forfeit your right to pursue legal action against the narrator. The narrator hopes that you enjoy this game, and that you embrace it for what it is. Remember to be a proper Victorian citizen.
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.
- Video (Wyman Crabshack)
- Ralph (Bartleby the Scrivener)
- May (Jim Hawkins)
- Louie (Woo Seong)
- Jude (Madame Helena Blavatsky)
- dw (WRESTLING JESUS!!)
- raven (Miss Amelia Fairfield)
- Nate (Dr Jackalope)
- hoho (Hinky)
- Goat (
- sic (Hershel Layton)
- Mars Five (Famous Explorer)
- Tiff (Mina Harker)
- Wasp (Melody D’Arkness)
- spooky (Samantha Parkington)
- emmelemm (Vanessa Ives)
- Hayes (Lady Euphonia “Muffin” Pembling-Pembling Estridge Duddington Eustace Clarence Tollington Banger-Smythe, Duchess of Cogs-on-Goggles, Ussex, British West The Moon)
- Side Character (Vincent Bellingham)
- sagittariuskim (Carmilla)
- April (President Chester A. Arthur)
- Gramps (Banana Man)
- Cop (Bobby on the Edge-ish)
You have until Thursday, 9:00 PM Central to decide who to execute.