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A nice basic game for beginniers and those who like it simple. Little or no colour.

Basic 9 player game

Start date: Whenever full

Lynch time 4 pm BGG time

Night action deadline 6 pm BGG time

Who's who?

Evil:
Two Wolves
Basic wolves. Share a chatroom, make 1 kill per night.

Sorceror
Each night views 1 player for seer/not seer. Random negative N0 view.

Good:
Seer
Each night views one player for wolf/not wolf. Random negative N0 view.

Hunter
If just the hunter and 1 wolf are left, good wins.

Four villagers
Basic villagers, trying to find the wolves

Victory Conditions
Good - Good wins when both the wolves have been lynched, or if the hunter is left alive with just 1 wolf.

Evil - Evil wins if the wolves achieve parity.

Full role reveal on death
Lynch: 4pm
Night order deadline: 6pm
Tiebreaker: Longest Held Last Vote (LHLV)
Starts when full!

 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games!
Blatantly plagiarized from Luthrin, who plagerized it from Enwood, who plagiarized it from Grim Jester. Thanks Grim!

What is Werewolf?

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. And it uses the classic, basic theme: werewolves eating villagers!


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, sorceror, hunter 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 wolves 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

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 human-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 using the Longest held last vote method. 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 4 pm BGG time (Central, USA). Votes with a timestamp of 4:01 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.


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 wolves 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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Player List According to Cassandra:
Ashen
Dispaminite
Freyja
Kaldar
kristiefix
Mr_Six
storm_knight
swallow94fish
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9 players are signed up.

To sign up for this game go to
http://www.thecassandraproject.org/jeremy/werewolf/game/3599...
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games!
Deb. If you want, I can lie and say my new game is green. Would that make you feel better?
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games!
Kaldar wrote:
Deb. If you want, I can lie and say my new game is green. Would that make you feel better?


I feel fine.
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games!
Can it be green with purple polka dots?
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games!
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Can it be green with purple polka dots?

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Re: There aren't enough Green Games!
Count me in! (Beware: N00b alert!)
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games! Newbies Welcome!
What color is my game? It is medium. I choose medium cos I want mid-high participation.
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games! Newbies Welcome!
In purplespeak medium=confusion and stress
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games! Newbies Welcome!
I just signed up on Cassandra.
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games! Newbies Welcome!
Ashen wrote:
Count me in! (Beware: N00b alert!)


Green is the easy level (but slightly less basic than blue, beginner). You'll do fine here, just ask Debby Dear any questions you have.
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games! Newbies Welcome!
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In purplespeak medium=confusion and stress
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Just more lies and backstabbing Deb dear
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games! Newbies Welcome!
I'd like to play. Trying to figure out the sign up process now.
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I just signed up on Cassandra.
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Is this running over the weekend?
 
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Re: There aren't enough Green Games! Newbies Welcome!
I love ziggy! I used to cut them out and put them in a notebook (blush I probably still have that)

Probably not over the weekend, but I'm willing to hear discussion on the matter.
 
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I'm not obsessed with this before we even begin, I just like refreshing the page.

About 20 or so times today...
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I just signed up on Cassandra.
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I just signed up on Cassandra.

I am here. Just another villager. Seriously.
 
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If you need another player to start I'll volunteer.
 
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We're always eager to have you val.


 
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deborahjeanne wrote:
We're always eager to have you val.




I'm trying to convince pensive to join up. Perhaps send him a personalized invite?

 
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We're full. I would like confirmation from those signed up that they are ok to start early before I do that.
 
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