ADSOM: Day Five

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The Players

Eliminated:

Game Master’s Notes

Well, I wasn’t quite sure who was going to be eliminated when I stepped away from The Bookish Games Saturday night to focus on my move, but it seemed in the end nearly everyone pulled together to vote off Anna… which, um, may not have yielded the results wanted but at least it showed that you’re all capable of working together. Bravo!

I have a feeling that Day Five is going to be quite the eventful one so I’m not going to say anything else but good luck. 👀

(Oh, and thanks for the warm wishes for my move! There’s still SO much to do and no internet as of yet but I’m loving it.)

It is now Day Five.

You have until Sunday 9pm GMT to discuss suspicions and cast your votes. Once the deadline has been reached, the person with the most votes will be eliminated.

Good luck!

ADSOM: Day Four

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The Players

Eliminated:

Game Master’s Notes

Well, that was an unusual Day. Not only did the player with the most votes not get eliminated (again) but someone with no votes was revealed. Huh.

Now, I get it, it is super easy to speculate as to why things have happened the way they have. There are so many ways this game could go when thinking about the events of ADSOM that it’s impossible to stop your mind from trying to figure out all the possibilities. But I’m going to try and warn you against spending too much energy on this because in the grand scheme of things, your goal is to eliminate anyone who is a threat to your team. The more time you energy you waste on trying to figure out the set-up, the less energy you’re using towards figuring out who to eliminate. (I think Day Three is actually a good example of this. How much analysis was done on set-up possibilities vs figuring out who to vote? Did anyone even really try to use the information provided by the Cultafia reveal to make arguments?)

In other news, I am moving this weekend! Dave and I have finally found a flat and will be in the process of moving everything over and buying all the necessities. Unfortunately, with a new place comes the need to wait for the internet man to come over and set everything up and that won’t be happening right away. As a result, my availability to check in to the Games and social media will be quite limited between November 2nd – 7th. I will do my best to check in on my phone when I can, but during this time I’d say if you have any serious questions or concerns to reach out to Inge or Crini instead.

It is now Day Four.

You have until Sunday 9pm GMT to discuss suspicions and cast your votes. Once the deadline has been reached, the person with the most votes will be eliminated.

Good luck!

ADSOM: Day Three

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The Players

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Eliminated:

[OTHER] Kritika is at a conference between Wednesday – Friday so may not be available to regularly check in. She still expects to meet commenting minimum by deadline though.

Game Master’s Notes

Look! Deaths! Are you happy now? You bloodthirsty bastards. 😂

Well as frustrated as you may have been at the start of Day Two with no death reveals, you ended up with quite the eventful Day. Not only were questionable things happening with votes (poor Parmesan), but you ultimately managed to pull together in the end to eliminate a baddy by deadline.

That’s surely a sign you’re on the right track, right? Nothing will definitely go wrong from here… (heh heh heh)

But wait, Red London, White London, Rainbow London (okay, maybe no Rainbow London), how do we know which teams are good or bad?! Well, you don’t. Or at least, I’m not telling you. As with every game, I will only confirm the information specifically relating to you. Anything else you’ll have to figure out yourself. 😈

Oh oh oh. And I know some of you may be going, Cultafia? What the heck is that? Well it’s been FIVE YEARS since the last time such a thing was seen on The Bookish Games, but a Cultafia is a deadly mafia-cult combo that can choose to either recruit or kill players. If you want to see how such a thing worked previously, check out the Divergent edition.

Lastly, a small warning that BST ends this Sunday. As a result, all Day/Night deadlines will land at 9pm GMT instead. If you’re not located in the EU, this likely means that the deadline will shift a hour for you one way or another until Daylight Savings ends in your time zone.

I recommend using this Time Zone Converter to determine when the deadline will occur for you. London (where I live), the date and time for the next deadline are preset, you just need to add another city (where you live) to see what the conversion is. Hopefully that’ll help!

Okay, I think that’s everything. Good luck everyone! Let’s see what you can do.

It is now Day Three.

You have until Sunday 9pm GMT to discuss suspicions and cast your votes. Once the deadline has been reached, the person with the most votes will be eliminated.

Good luck!

ADSOM: Day Two

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The Players

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Eliminated:

  • No one! 👀

Replacements:

Game Master’s Notes

Well, this has been quite an unusual start to the Games. There have been no deaths!

I can assure you that will eventually change. Eliminations definitely are possible. They haven’t been removed for this edition of the Game. They just haven’t happened… yet. Maybe you’ll be the not-so-lucky first?

Also, did you notice the replacements? We have three lovely players joining us as replacements for individuals who have decided they could no longer participate in the Games. The replacements have been given the same roles and information as their previous counterparts, but obviously having missed the first Day they may need some time to catch up. (This is especially the case for Siran, who I am sure will be under the spotlight after the results of Siena’s Day One vote.)

You can still vote for them to be eliminated and ask questions in hopes they might know the answer, but just try to be understanding that they’re stepping in with a disadvantage from not being here Day One.

Apart from that, I do want to remind players that this game is all about having FUN while going CRAZY. Players are going to wrongly accuse each other of things and bump heads at times – that’s totally understandable. Just please do your best to be respectful and patient.

(Remember: Not everyone is on your team and some players out there have the goal of purposefully twisting the words of the innocent. It’s what makes this game equally parts frustrating and fun.)

Also, please do not respond to the Bookish Games tweets while alive in the game. This is just a general rule that was initiated in previous editions to ensure gameplay does not carry over to social media and everyone has equal access to see what is being said.

That being said, you can always DM a moderator (Asti, Inge or Crini) or The Bookish Games twitter account to discuss the games. Whether it’s a reactionary GIF or you just need someone to sit there and go “uh huh” while you sort through your thoughts, we are always here to talk! (And unlike private convos with anyone else, talking to us won’t be breaking the rules. We’re good at remaining neutral.)

Okay, I think that’s everything. I’m exhausted at the Day hasn’t even yet begun. Let’s do this!

It is now Day Two.

You have until Sunday 9pm BST to discuss suspicions and cast your votes. Once the deadline has been reached, the person with the most votes will be eliminated.

Good luck!

ADSOM: Day One

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The Players

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Game Master’s Notes

Welcome players to Day One of The Bookish Games: A Darker Shade of Magic. Over the next few weeks you shall work towards achieving your goals, slowly eliminating one another while navigating the twists built into this game, and I’m looking forward to seeing just how many of you actually survive until the end.

Before we begin, a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you have read your Role email prior to commenting in the game.  (That first comment requirement is still in effect for this edition…)
  • It is also assumed by now that you have read and agreed to The Rules. Any violation of the rules will result in a warning, followed by a disqualification. (Don’t forget, you can get a pass if there’s a certain week you need to be excused from the participation rule. Just contact us!)
  • Because it is Day One, you really have nothing to base your votes or suspicions off of yet. Our main advice is just to have fun and vote however you want in the beginning. Even if Day One ends with you murdering a teammate (oops), you will still learn a lot of valuable information by observing how the other players react and vote.
  • Player pronouns are listed next to player names on the Current Game page. Please do your best to use a player’s preferred pronoun when referencing them. (Note: If I was unable to locate your preference on social media / previous games, I left it blank. Leave your preference in a comment if you’d like it updated.)
  • When voting, please type your vote in ALL CAPS and on a separate line from the rest of your text so it is easy for Inge, Crini, and me to spot. Votes are not final until the deadline, so you can choose to switch who you vote for throughout the Day. You can also choose not to vote. Votes can be canceled anytime by commenting CANCEL VOTE.
  • There is no option to “reply” to other comments on this blog. This is to ensure that all comments appear in chronological order. If you want to respond directly to someone else’s comment, we recommend starting your message with “@PlayerName:”.
  • We are currently using British Summer Time for game deadlines. A countdown has been added to the blog menu to assist players in knowing how much time they have left to vote. The countdown will switch from “x days” to “x hours” once below the 24 hour mark. (You can also use this link to see when the deadline occurs at your local time, just add your location!)

As always, don’t be afraid to contact us if you have any questions or just want to chat in private about what’s going on during the Game. We are here to help and want to make this as fun of an experience as possible!

It is now Day One.

You have until Sunday 9pm BST to discuss suspicions and cast your votes. Once the deadline has been reached, the person with the most votes will be eliminated.

Good luck!