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What is Werewolf?

(the following text is by GrimJester)

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important stuff
2 wolves
1 seer
6 villagers



dusk/lynch 9pm CST
dawn 10pm CST

starts asap (first lynch tues july 8th)
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Werewolf is a game of conversations, accusations, lying, psychology, mob hysteria, and deductive reasoning. In face-to-face play, it is a great game for large groups as it requires no equipment and is quick to teach.

There are many ways to play Werewolf. Here on BGG it has become very sophisticated and there are lots of fascinating and complex games available. Many of these games are themed in some way (e.g. Star Wars). After we get you hooked, you might want to join some of them.

However, this game will use a simple set of rules.

Start Date - First Lych will be Tues July 8th (or later depending upon when the game fills)

The Rules

Contents

Overview of Play
Victory Conditions
Sequence of Play
Roles
Cassandra
Other Stuff

Overview of Play

Werewolf is a team game. Two teams - the village ("good") and the werewolves ("evil") - are trying to eliminate the other.

Each player is given a secret role. In this game, it will be villager seer, cultist, or werewolf.

There are two phases: Day and Night. The Day/Night cycle is 24 hours of real time (mostly Day).

During Day, discussion is held and votes are cast. Whoever has the most votes at Dusk gets lynched and is out of the game. Night follows.

During Night, secret orders are given. The werewolves eat (kill) a player and the seer checks (views) a player for wolfishness.

At Dawn, the eaten player is revealed and is out of the game. Then the next Day starts.

This continues until one team wins.

Victory Conditions

There is no individual victory. You win if your team wins, whether you survive or not.

The village/good team wins if:
V1. both werewolves are dead.

The werewolf/evil team wins if:
W1. the number of living werewolves equals or exceeds the number of living village team players (aka achieving parity). Two living werewolves wins against 0-2 living good guys. One living werewolf wins against 0-1 living good guy.

Sequence of Play

The sequence is: Dawn, Day, Dusk, Night. Each cycle is one real day (24 hours) except that weekends don't count (no lynches on Saturday or Sunday).

Dawn: The Dead

Dawn the deadline for Night Orders (who to kill, who to view). Dawn is 10 pm BGG time (Central, USA). At Dawn, the mod will describe the grisly scene - who was killed in the night. All vote tallies are reset (to zero).

Day: Discussion

The Day is the main phase. Discussion and voting occurs.

Every Day the group discovers another victim dead (the first is your friendly mod). All players - including the fish-form werewolves - discuss their suspicions, make accusations, and sooner or later vote to lynch someone.

Voting

(If "Cassandra" is automatically tallying votes, another post below will contain rules for voting; this section somewhat duplicates that)

Votes are cast like this, using the players usernames, enclosed in brackets and in boldface (the [ b ] tags, without spaces):

[vote GrimJester]

Someone will get lynched every day.

Ties will be broken by the longest held last vote (LHLV). Example: if at the end of the day, Aldie and derk are tied with 3 votes each, whoever got the 3rd vote first, is lynched..

Dusk: The Lynch

Dusk is the deadline for votes. Dusk is 9 pm BGG time (Central, USA). Votes with a timestamp of 9:01 pm or later will not count.

The player with the most votes is lynched/killed (mob justice) and their role is revealed in a death scene posted by the mod. They are dead, out of the game, and can post no more until the game is over.

Night: Killing and other things

Every Night, the wolves secretly decide on one player to kill (the wolves communicate by PMs or with Cassandra Chat, see below). Also every night, the seer gets to secretly look for wolves. Each Night is a few hours and ends at Dawn, the deadline for submitting night orders. Shortly after Dawn, the village learns who was killed overnight. That player is likewise dead and is out of the game.


Roles

Each player gets a secret role. They are assigned randomly by the mod and sent to each player via PM before the game starts. The role is known only to the player and the moderator. During the game a player may claim to be anything they want.

The list of roles in this game:

2 werewolves (evil team)
1 seer (good team)
6 villagers (good team)


Werewolf . The werewolves know who each other are and may send PM's between themselves at any time. At night one of the wolves tells the moderator via PM the name of the player they'd like to eat.

Seer. The seer is on the village/good team. Each night the seer chooses one other player to receive a vision of. On night 0 - before the game begins - the seer gets a "random negative" view, that is a view of a player who is not a wolf. On subsequent nights, the seer sends a username to the mod and the mod will send back "wolf" or "not wolf".

Villager. The villagers have no special abilities. They can think, they can post, they can vote.

Cassandra

Cassandra is a tool that helps the game run. She tallies the vote automatically and enables the wolves to chat secretly. The Cassandra page is here:

http://www.thecassandraproject.org/jeremy/werewolf/

The werewolves have their own chat room which they can use to communicate secretly, make plans, and decide who to eat/kill at night. That is accessed via the "Cassandra Communications System" - a direct link is provide above in the first post.


Some Other Stuff

Frequent Questions

Q: What is BGG time?
A: Central Time Zone (BGG servers are in Texas). All posts have a time
stamp which is BGG time. It's UTC-6 in summer, UTC-7 in winter. Note that the players may be in different timezones.

Q: Is this a roleplaying game?
A: Not exactly.

Q: Is it ok to role-play?
A: This mod says "sure!". It depends on the modplayers. Generally: Sometimes it's encouraged, sometimes not. If it is expected then that should be pointed out. Usually it's ok. Usually it's not required. It
can be confusing for some players. Some players may hold it against you or use it against you, especially if you do it "a lot".

Q: Is "newbie" an insult?
A: No, not in my book.

Lingo, Acronyms

BGG: BoardGameGeek.com (hope you knew this one)
PM: "private message" (GeekMail)
mod: moderator, the person running the game (me!)
random vote: usually arbitrary, just to get discussion going.
meta: outside this game, for example "last time, you were a wolf, so I
think you're a wolf now"
lurk: not posting enough (opinions vary). If everyone lurks it isn't much fun.
OOC: out of context, usually something outside this game
RL: real life
name: generally people's usernames are used, not their real names.

Advice

Have fun. It's a game.
Don't let yourself be offended.
Just play, you'll learn as you go.
Questions? Ask publicly in thread, or ask the moderator privately via PM or Cassandra Chat.
 
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Re: Vox Populi - 9 Player Evening Game - Newbies Wanted - Signup Thread
Player List According to Cassandra:
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Vox_Dargard
Wightwolf
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xeviq

9 players are signed up.

To sign up for this game go to
http://www.thecassandraproject.org/jeremy/werewolf/game/3244...
 
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I just signed up on Cassandra.... cause you guys are so kind;)
 
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Re: Vox Populi - 9 Player Evening Game - Newbies Wanted - Signup Thread
Hi Vox!! I'll play with you, but if there are a bunch of newbies that want to play I'll give up my spot.
 
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Re: Vox Populi - 9 Player Evening Game - Newbies Wanted - Signup Thread
Yay, I'm looking forward to playing, I usually play twice a year but I missed one of my play weekends this year so I need some brushing up or I'll be in very poor form if I make it to Gen Con.

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Re: Vox Populi - 9 Player Evening Game - Newbies Wanted - Signup Thread
what about bgg con?
 
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What on earth is bgg con... I mean I'm sure it's a con related to this website, but I haven't the faintest idea where or when it is.

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Re: Vox Populi - 9 Player Evening Game - Newbies Wanted - Signup Thread
Feel free to bump me if needed, but I hope it isn't needed
 
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Re: Vox Populi - 9 Player Evening Game - Newbies Wanted - Signup Thread
Vox_Dargard wrote:
What on earth is bgg con... I mean I'm sure it's a con related to this website, but I haven't the faintest idea where or when it is.

ahhh, i see that you just registered here.

bgg con: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/301876

how did you hear about bgg and werewolf here?
 
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Well, I knew there was online werewolf from a year or two (maybe 3?) ago when some people were passing out cards or somesuch. I just googled 'are you a werewolf? online' and voila!

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As far as BGGcon, no way in heck. I go to Origins and Gen Con because they are geographically convenient and by the grace of games my dad goes and always has hotel space for me. Couldn't possibly afford to do a con in Texas.

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Re: Vox Populi - 9 Player Evening Game - Newbies Wanted - Signup Thread
Unemployment doesn't suit me well... I need something to do for a week...
 
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Can't say it suits me terribly well either... Course neither does job hunting. If I were better at one I'd be less of the other.

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Re: Vox Populi - 9 Player Evening Game - Newbies Wanted - Signup Thread
I just signed up on Cassandra.

Bump me if you need more space for newer players though.

Trying to get my friend to sign up, but I'm not sure the time will work for her, since she might be at school.
 
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the time is flexible as long as everyone agrees to a change.
 
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jmilum wrote:
the time is flexible as long as everyone agrees to a change.

Thanks, I'll check w her.
 
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I wanna play so badly I can taste it...;p

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I just found out Cassandra has been cheating on me.
 
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jmilum wrote:
the time is flexible as long as everyone agrees to a change.


time is ok with changing for me
 
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new players welcome....

old players too...

 
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So. Lemme get this correct.
Vote has to be in by 9pm (10 pm EST)
Then during that hour all the extra stuff happens via PMs.
At 10 (11 my time) the feast results are posted.
From 10pm that day to 9pm the next is talking discussion and what not until the next vote is due.

I would love to do this, but for the first 5 days (until Friday) I will be only lurking, because I have games at the vacation bible school to run right after work. I won't really be done and able to get on until about 7pm BGG time, and then I'm not guarenteed to have the time to get on every night.
Unless no one minds that I do most of my discussions during the day (from 12-4 BGG time) and make my vote 5 hours early. And even then, it will be sporatic due to me being at work during that time.
 
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Xeviq wrote:
So. Lemme get this correct.
Vote has to be in by 9pm (10 pm EST)
Then during that hour all the extra stuff happens via PMs.
At 10 (11 my time) the feast results are posted.
From 10pm that day to 9pm the next is talking discussion and what not until the next vote is due.

I would love to do this, but for the first 5 days (until Friday) I will be only lurking, because I have games at the vacation bible school to run right after work. I won't really be done and able to get on until about 7pm BGG time, and then I'm not guarenteed to have the time to get on every night.
Unless no one minds that I do most of my discussions during the day (from 12-4 BGG time) and make my vote 5 hours early. And even then, it will be sporatic due to me being at work during that time.

Then if I have a special role, I'm not sure I'll be able to get on to do my special ability.
 
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Get in here and play! We'll never know how bad your situation is for the game until we try it;p It might be just hunkey-dorey, if it stinks we can always start another game;p

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