Scythe: Day Five

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NOTE: Only players who have signed up for the Game should comment on this post. If you are not a participant but want to talk about the Games, please contact us on Twitter and we’ll send you access to the Spectators Chat.

The Players

Eliminated:

    • MiKayla @OriginalgayP as Scythe Alessandro Volta, Team New Order, Goon
    • Crini @ Crini’s as Scythe Ayn Rand, Team New Order, Goon

Other:

Sana and Krista have received a warning for not reaching the comment minimum.

Game Master’s Notes

Wow, tough blow for the bad guys. I wonder what happened toNight? I mean, I know, but I bet you’re wondering. 😉 In any case, great job, Town! You landed a very tough blow to the bad guys by taking out two of them. So since you’ve been doing so well these past few Days, allow me to speak to my wounded and discouraged baddies toDay. Dear baddies, you’ve totally still got this! Lick your wounds and get ready to face this battle. It might seem impossible right now but I believe in you 100%.

Please take care of yourselves during COVID-19. These are stressful times, and we hope the Bookish Games can be a fun distraction for you. Having said that, your health and safety comes first. You can always request a Day pass if you feel you can’t make it a certain week.

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! If it’s urgent, keep our time zones in mind: Inge lives on CEST (GMT+2) and Dana on CDT (GMT-5).

It is now Day Five.

You have until Sunday 7pm 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!

Scythe: Day Four

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NOTE: Only players who have signed up for the Game should comment on this post. If you are not a participant but want to talk about the Games, please contact us on Twitter and we’ll send you access to the Spectators Chat.

The Players

Eliminated:

Other:

Crini has received a warning for not reaching the comment minimum.

MiKayla has received a Day pass and does not need to meet the comment minimum.

Game Master’s Notes

Great job, everyone. You’ve got yourselves an Arsonist! This is a genuine, non-sarcastic congratulations for catching one of the bad guys. Looks like Kerys’s plans for setting y’all on fire went up in flames *ba dum tiss*. Unfortunately, fate struck back big time and you lost three Townies during Night Three. That’s a huge blow! But you can still do this. Take a deep breath and refocus. Analyse, think, deduce. Use your Mind Palace. And go.

Hooray, we are changing time zones again! You can probably tell that this one IS sarcastic because time zones give me a headache. 😂 But yes, on the night from Saturday to Sunday, we are moving the clock one hour forward. The Games will be moving from GMT to BST. Keep this in mind if you wanna be around for the Day’s deadline.

I’d also like to repeat some notes from Day Three:

Please take care of yourselves during COVID-19. These are stressful times, and we hope the Bookish Games can be a fun distraction for you. Having said that, your health and safety comes first. You can always request a Day pass if you feel you can’t make it a certain week.

Please be mindful of everyone’s pronouns. I understand that you might slip up when writing a comment in the heat of the moment, but it’s still hurtful. If you can, please take a moment to reread. We can always correct a comment if does happen.

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! If it’s urgent, keep our time zones in mind: Inge lives on CET (GMT+1) and Dana on CST (GMT-5).

It is now Day Four.

You have until Sunday 7pm 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!

Scythe: Day Three

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NOTE: Only players who have signed up for the Game should comment on this post. If you are not a participant but want to talk about the Games, please contact us on Twitter and we’ll send you access to the Spectators Chat.

The Players

Eliminated:

    • Shannon T @tibbs10 as Honorable Scythe Marie Curie, Team Old Guard, Doctor

Other:

Patricia, Meeghan, and Kerys have received a Day pass and do not need to meet the comment minimum.

Game Master’s Notes

Great job, everyone. You’ve managed to kill– Okay, okay, I’ll be nice today. Nevermind the fact that you basically killed off the Minerva McGonagall of the Scythe series. It’s fine. It’s fine! You’ve totally still got this. Look! No Night deaths again! That gives you some extra time to stick your heads together and talk, analyse, debate your little hearts out. You can do it!

Today is Vernal Conclave. Apprentice Scythes will be put to the test today. Fail to pass the test and you will receive a penalty. Of course, we’re not going to tell you what the test is. So… good luck with that. 😈

Please take care of yourselves during COVID-19. These are stressful times, and we hope the Bookish Games can be a fun distraction for you. Having said that, your health and safety comes first. You can always request a Day pass if you feel you can’t make it a certain week.

Also, please be mindful of everyone’s pronouns. I understand that you might slip up when writing a comment in the heat of the moment, but it’s still hurtful. If you can, please take a moment to reread. We can always correct a comment if does happen.

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! If it’s urgent, keep our time zones in mind: Inge lives on CET (GMT+1) and Dana on CST (GMT-5).

It is now Day Three.

You have until Sunday 7pm 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!

Scythe: Day Two

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NOTE: Only players who have signed up for the Game should comment on this post. If you are not a participant but want to talk about the Games, please contact us on Twitter and we’ll send you access to the Spectators Chat.

The Players

Eliminated:

Other:

Jenn has received a pass for Day Two and does not need to meet the comment minimum.

Game Master’s Notes

Great job, everyone. You’ve managed to kill the main character on the very first Day. If this were a book, that’d be a very short story. No trilogies for you! Fortunately, life goes on in the Bookish Games, and so there’s still ample opportunity for you to suss out the bad guys. Don’t let this discourage you; Day One is always a hard one. You can still pull this off!

On the plus side, no one died at Night! What a lovely respite. I’m sure everything will be pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows from now on. 😈

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! If it’s urgent, keep our time zones in mind: Inge lives on CET (GMT+1) and Dana on CST (GMT-5).

It is now Day Two.

You have until Sunday 7pm 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!

Scythe: Day One

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NOTE: Only players who have signed up for the Game should comment on this post. If you are not a participant but want to talk about the Games, please contact us on Twitter and we’ll send you access to the Spectators Chat.

The Players

A massive thank you to Asti for creating the graphics once more! I absolutely adore this one. 😂

Game Master’s Notes

Welcome to Day One of The Bookish Games: Scythe. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be working towards achieving your goals, slowly eliminating one another while navigating the twists built into this game. We hope you’ll love what we have in store for you.

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. Also, this round, we haven’t only taken from our own Roles page, but also from the MafiaScum page. Any new roles will be added to our page as they are revealed.)
  • 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.
  • 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 Dana 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 Greenwich Mean 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! If it’s urgent, keep our time zones in mind: Inge lives on CET (GMT+1) and Dana on CST (GMT-5).

It is now Day One.

You have until Sunday 7pm 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!