Jim Hawkins must have stared upon it for near half a minute, sunk as he was in the mere stupidity of wonder, before terror woke up in his breast as sudden and startling as the crash of cymbals; and bounding from my bed he rushed to the mirror. At the sight that met his eyes, his blood was changed into something exquisitely thin and icy. Yes, he had gone to bed Jim Hawkins, he had awakened as “Mr. Hyde”. How was this to be explained? He asked himself; and then, with another bound of terror—what had he done last night? Who? What? And how was it to be remedied? It was well on in the morning; the servants were up; all his drugs were in the cabinet—a long journey down two pairs of stairs, through the back passage, across the open court and through the anatomical theatre, from where he was then standing horror-struck. Call for a distraction. Yes, that was the solution.
But the “help” that arrived was stealthier than even Jim Hawkins could have imagined. Of course, he had been careful in the letter. Come to the house for breakfast. The servants will let you in. Wait for me in the dining room. It would be the perfect distraction so that he could slip down to his lab and turn back into sweet, innocent Jim Hawkins. No one would know! But the “distraction” had a different idea. They had no appetite for breakfast and, sensing something odd in the invitation, snuck into Jim’s room without being seen. When they saw what Jim really was, they struck without thinking, killing him before he even saw who brought about his demise.
“How many of you do I have to kill? Henry Jekyll, I despise you and your work! I will not stop until every last memory of you is obliterated from this world!”
Jim Hawkins (May) has died. She was “Mr. Hyde” (Copycat SK).
4 Upstanding Citizens (Vanilla Town)
1 Mr. Utterson (Town Cop)
1 Dr. Lanyon’s Apprentice (Town “Doctor”)
2 Clandestine Lovers (Town Shared QT)
1 Secretary of the Board of Governors (Stealth Wolf)
? Converted Hyde(s) (Converted SKs)
[spoiler title=”Rules”]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 dies, all hope is not lost. 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. Clues have been 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?[/spoiler]
[spoiler title=”Vanilla Town QT Message”] 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.[/spoiler]
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 has 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)Controlling Mother May (Jim Hawkins)“Mr. Hyde” Louie (Woo Seong)Mr. Hyde
- Jude (Madame Helena Blavatsky)
- dw (WRESTLING JESUS!!)
raven (Miss Amelia Fairfield)Member of the Board of Governors
- Nate (Dr Jackalope)
- hoho (Hinky)
Goat ( sic (Hershel Layton)Upstanding Citizen
- Mars Five (Famous Explorer)
- Tiff (Mina Harker)
Wasp (Melody D’Arkness)Upstanding Citizen 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)Upstanding Citizen Gramps (Banana Man)Upstanding Citizen Cop (Bobby on the Edge-ish)Member of the Board of Governors
You have until Saturday, 7:00 PM Central to decide who to execute.