The Board of Governors meet to discuss their current predicament. Had they been too hasty before? Or, as they all believed, had they not been hasty enough? Yes, that was it. They should be more proactive. The situation called for tough decisions that no one else was willing to make. The law need not be involved. The Secretary concluded the meeting after the final vote was taken. Tonight, they sought a deadly foe, but they would not be deterred. Perhaps the rumors about her were true. Was she a vampire or simply a cold-blooded murderer? Either way, she could very well be the one they sought. Just before dawn, they struck. And, just in case, they drove a wooden stake through her heart. They fled the scene immediately, too frightened to see what became of the woman.
Carmilla (sagittariuskim) has died. She was an UPSTANDING CITIZEN (Town).
As the sun was rising over the streets of London, the Board of Governors felt secure in their recent decision. They were sure they had finally taken care of the so-called Mr. Hyde. Yes, they were quite content.
This was a mistake.
For all along, they were being watched. Oh, what fun it was to watch! How easy it was to simply follow one of them home and creep inside. Wyman Crabshack never saw the blow coming, but he most certainly felt the hard, ruthless strikes of the cane. And then, it was over.
Wyman Crabshack (Captain Video) has died. He was a MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS (Wolf).
Laughter filled Crabshack’s bedroom, as the merciless killer looked at their latest victim. They were invincible! No one would ever learn the secret of Mr. Hyde! Hearing the servants respond to the sound of laughter, the cunning creature slipped out the window and into the alley. There, a most monstrous thing occurred. It will be difficult to believe, but you must! For there, where once was Mr. Hyde, now stood Henry Jekyll with a clean conscience. It was Hyde, after all, and Hyde alone, that was guilty. Jekyll was no worse; he woke again to his good qualities seemingly unimpaired. And thus his conscience slumbered, even when he read the headline describing the latest murders.
It’s such a shocking thing!
But awfully interesting!
Who could it be?
Well, now – Let’s see!
They’ve killed poor Carmilla
Now that’s a shocker!
And what of Wyman Crabshack?
Turns out he was up to no good!
Murder, murder – doin’ folks in
Murder, murder – is the worst sin!
Murder, murder – has me screamin’
Bloody murder in the night!
Take a deep breath. Read the fine print.
7 Upstanding Citizens (Vanilla Town)
1 Controlling Mother (Town Jailkeeper)
1 Mr. Utterson (Town Cop)
1 Dr. Lanyon’s Apprentice (Town “Doctor”)
2 Clandestine Lovers (Town Shared QT)
2 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. The Stealth Wolf will appear innocent. There are other secrets that you will discover. You might ask yourself, “are you even who you think you are?” Questions can be asked, answers may not be given.
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. The jailer can jail themselves. They cannot jail the same person two nights in a row.
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)Member of the Board of Governors
- 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)Upstanding Citizen
- Mars Five (Famous Explorer)
- Tiff (Mina Harker)
- Wasp (Melody D’Arkness)
spooky (Samantha Parkington)Upstanding Citizen
- 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)Upstanding Citizen
- April (President Chester A. Arthur)
Gramps (Banana Man)Upstanding Citizen
- Cop (Bobby on the Edge-ish)
You have until Tuesday, 2:00 PM Central to decide who to execute.