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Subject: How do you vote a player out of the barnyard? rss

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The provisional rulebook (uploaded before the game was finalized) doesn't seem to give any guidance as to how players are to make a decision as to which player is to be voted out of the barnyard. Here's the relevant section:

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All players must now discuss amongst themselves who they believe is a Fox. Perhaps they heard a noise in the night or felt movement from somewhere? Chicken players must convince everyone that they are indeed what they say they are. Fox players should certainly lie about what they heard or felt – after all, they'd like another easy dinner... Once the time is up, say:

"Has a decision been made?"

If YES, the player who has been chased out of the henhouse MUST reveal their card immediately. They are out of the game. Move on to another Night Phase.

Do the rules in the published version give further clarity about this? Different versions of werewolf use different methods. Especially for people unfamiliar with the werewolf style genre, it would seem important to explain this. Is it a system of voting, and if so, how does it work?
 
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The way we've played it is that there must be about a 3/4 majority chosen between the chickens. I have the chickens point to the person they want voted out. If, after the time period allotted, the chickens were unable to create a majority, then no chicken gets voted out and the wolves get another night to feast... devil
 
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Curses, another clarification for the second printing's rulebook!

It should be that the majority vote in favour of a player being run out of the barnyard. Normally we say half - 3/4 is actually pretty tough, so I'd be terrified of playing in Brad's games...
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idlemichael wrote:
It should be that the majority vote in favour of a player being run out of the barnyard. Normally we say half - 3/4 is actually pretty tough, so I'd be terrified of playing in Brad's games...

How does the voting to determine a majority actually work though, and do the rules specify how this takes place?

Different editions of Werewolf use different methods of voting, and this can have quite an impact on the game. See for example this post, which outlines several popular systems of voting:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/8223409#8223409

Do the rules in the published version of Fox and Chicken give any guidance on this point, especially for people unfamiliar with the Werewolf genre?
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EndersGame wrote:
Different editions of Werewolf use different methods of voting, and this can have quite an impact on the game. See for example this post, which outlines several popular systems of voting:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/8223409#8223409

Do the rules in the published version of Fox and Chicken give any guidance on this point, especially for people unfamiliar with the Werewolf genre?

The rules from the forthcoming edition by HUCH! & friends have just been posted, and these read as follows:

"If at least half of the Chickens can decide and vote for one single player who they think is the Fox, that player will be chased from the henhouse, regardless of him being Chicken or Fox."

So it looks like the published rules have been clarified to make it clear that it needs to be a majority, but they don't prescribe or suggest any particular method of voting, and it's left up to the players to decide how they want to do that.
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