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- [DAY] MiKayla (@OriginalgayP) as Fauna, Team Red London, Drink Vendor
- [DAY] Laura (@laurakat_henry) as Vitari, Team Black London, Poisoner, Absorber, Vote Thief, Investigative-Immune, Non-Recruitable
Game Master’s Notes
Oh, look, no Night deaths! But the game also isn’t over yet. What does it all meaaaan?
It means you still have work to do.
Whatever threat(s) still remain, I cannot confirm nor deny. But there has to be something out there for this game not to be over. Good luck.
A quick warning moving forward though: role-revealing is generally frowned upon if not used intentionally. What do I mean by that? Well, I think it’s sometimes easy to suggest: “hey, this person says they’re Character A. And I’m Character B. Let’s just all say who we are and then it’ll be easy to find out who doesn’t belong.” Going this route takes all the fun out of the game and gives the evil forces little to work with. Sure, they could lie and hope whatever they claim isn’t already taken (and such a thing has worked in a previous game), but generally speaking it’s just frustrating and we’d prefer to avoid it.
But what about the reveals that have already happened? It’s okay when a reveal occurs as someone willing to sacrifice themselves to share information relevant to the current discussion in the game. As long as it’s not “Let’s all share who we are” and more “I have to share my personal role now because I know it’ll help give credit to what I’m about to tell you”, that’s fine. It’s all about intent. (Plus, one can never guarantee that such reveals are honest. It’s up to you whether or not you believe players who decide to self-reveal in such a way.)
So yes, let’s not do that, okay? Thanks.
Oh, and one other thing. Somehow during the process of planning this game we shifted Fauna from Red London to Grey London without noticing (and when I saw we, it was me), so apologies to anyone who was thrown off by that reveal. There was no twist involved in her assignment being Grey London instead of Red. That was just an error on my end that didn’t get noticed until it was too late. Whoops. (I guess I AM human after all.) 🙈
It is now Day Seven.
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.