Lady Euphonia “Muffin” Pembling-Pembling Estridge Duddington Eustace Clarence Tollington Banger-Smythe, Duchess of Cogs-on-Goggles, Ussex, British West The Moon was planning something big. It was going to be perfectly evil! She was in her laboratory, preparing a new, more effective way of administering the draught when she heard a noise.
“Look, I get it. You’re upset about Hinky. Well, I’m upset about Hinky too! But no matter, we’re in this together, you’ll see, so we’re just going to have to learn to love again.”
So immersed in her work, she didn’t bother to look up. She assumed it was her Lawful Spouse. Which is what made the blow such a surprise.
“Hey! What are you—”
Not one to give up easily, Lady Euphonia struggled against her attacker. But she was too weak from the loss of blood, and the villain escaped, and her life was lost.
Lady Euphonia “Muffin” Pembling-Pembling Estridge Duddington Eustace Clarence Tollington Banger-Smythe, Duchess of Cogs-on-Goggles, Ussex, British West The Moon (Hayes) has died. She was…a
Clandestine Lover the CHEATING LOVER (Town Lover), and a CONVERTED HYDE (Converted SK).
The sound of the struggle had alerted Madame Helena Blavatsky to the presence of the intruder. She raced to her Lawful Spouse’s laboratory, fearing the worst. It wasn’t out of the ordinary to hear explosions and all sorts of strange sounds coming from the laboratory, but Helena never got used to it. She always worried. What if something went wrong? They had argued about this many, many times. But, in the end, she understood her partner’s drive for discovery and supported her as best she could. When she saw the body crumpled on the floor, looking torn between two souls, her heart sank into her stomach.
“No…‘Muffin’…what happened? Who did this to you?”
Despite the revelation of another lover, she still cared for Lady Euphonia more than anything, and her heart was breaking at this sudden, violent loss. So what if she was a Cheating Lover? She didn’t care! This Lawful Spouse could not be separated from her Cheating Lover, in life or in death!
The next day the butler found them both in the laboratory. No one could explain what had happened or what the cause of death had been. A strange case indeed.
Madame Helena Blavatsky (Jude) has died. She was a Clandestine Lover the LAWFUL SPOUSE (Town Lover).
3 Upstanding Citizens (Vanilla Town)
1 Mr. Utterson (Town Cop)
1 Dr. Lanyon’s Apprentice (Town “Doctor”)
1 Secretary of the Board of Governors (Stealth Wolf)
? 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 dies, all hope is not lost. The Stealth Wolf will appear innocent. There are no more secrets. 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?
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 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 BlavatskyLawful Spouse
- dw (WRESTLING JESUS!!)
raven (Miss Amelia Fairfield)Member of the Board of Governors
- Nate (Dr Jackalope)
hoho (Hinky)Clandestine Lover 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)Cheating Lover and a Converted SK
- 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 Monday, 12:00 PM Central to decide who to execute.