Nevernight: Night Two

Nevernight edition

It Is Night Two.

Welcome Mafia! It is now your chance to openly discuss your evil plans. You may talk about what’s happened so far, brainstorm strategies to survive the next Day, laugh at how clueless the Townies are – whatever your heart desires.

You have two objectives by the end of the Night:

  1. Determine which player you would like to target for elimination.
  2. Determine which Mafia teammate you would like to send to complete the kill. 

Once you have decided on these objectives, please have one of your team members submit your decisions to the Moderators by completing the Night Action form.

You only have 48 hours to make a decision. The Night phase ends each Tuesday 9pm BST. A countdown has been added to the sidebar to assist you in determining how much time you have left each phase.

Remember: Your goal is to outlast and eliminate any other team. Use your kills wisely, and do your best to keep your team alive.

Mafia team: Anna, Dana, Harker, Jenn

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Nevernight: Day Two

Welcome to The Bookish Games, a variation of the game most commonly known as Mafia or Werewolf. If you want to know more about The Bookish Games, including How to Play, please check out the links in the menu.

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 Spectator chat.

The Players

Bookish Games: Nevernight edition player graphic revealing Harker's Day One elimination as Petrus

Eliminated:

Game Master’s Notes

Wow, if I’m remembering correctly this is the first ever edition of The Bookish Games where a non-Town-aligned player was eliminated on Day One. Good on you Town! And, as if that wasn’t a great enough start for you, there seems to have been NO eliminations Night One. Whhhaaaa?! Surely this can’t be right. You better use this luck to your advantage now while you have it, because surely it won’t last all game.

Oh, and my baddies out there? Don’t lose hope just yet. This game is still young and as we’ve seen during previous games, anything can happen at any time.

Now, for an important update: I am going to request that players do not respond to the Bookish Games tweets while still alive in the game. If/when these tweets appear, I will be politely asking active players to delete them. (In other words, we’re reverting back to our original social media stance that we used during the first eight editions of The Bookish Games when all communication was limited to the blog.)

I do apologise for this change as I know the reactionary tweets are usually just made in fun, but it is one of the rules I’ve been struggling with over the last few rounds (I even mentioned it during our feedback results) and now that it has been privately brought to my attention by more than one player I think it is for the best if I bring it to a stop. It is just too gray of an area for me to effectively moderate.

That being said, you can always DM a moderator (Inge or Asti) 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.)

I hope you understand. I never want to limit your fun. I’m just doing the best I can to make it a fair experience for all involved. ❤

The Blade Tests

As a reminder, the Blade tests are in effect for this edition of The Bookish Games. These four tests, inspired by Nevernight, include:

  • Shahiid Mouser tests for thievery. For this, we will be looking for players who we consider the best at playing under the radar, the sneaky ones.
  • Shahiid Aalea tests for secrets. For this, we will be looking for players who are good at gathering information and getting others to talk.
  • Shahiid Spiderkiller tests for poison. For this, we will be looking for players who are great at causing chaos, poisoning the minds of others and making it harder for them to see clearly.
  • Shahiid Solis tests for swordsmanship. For this, we will be looking for players who have the most blood on their hands, those who haven’t been afraid to use their votes.

One Shahiid test is attached to each Day in this game, but players are not informed which one is associated with each. Those who achieve Blade status will be granted with extra abilities.

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!

Nevernight: Night One

Nevernight edition

It Is Night One.

Welcome Mafia! It is now your chance to openly discuss your evil plans. You may talk about what’s happened so far, brainstorm strategies to survive the next Day, laugh at how clueless the Townies are – whatever your heart desires.

You have two objectives by the end of the Night:

  1. Determine which player you would like to target for elimination.
  2. Determine which Mafia teammate you would like to send to complete the kill. 

Once you have decided on these objectives, please have one of your team members submit your decisions to the Moderators by completing the Night Action form.

You only have 48 hours to make a decision. The Night phase ends each Tuesday 9pm BST. A countdown has been added to the sidebar to assist you in determining how much time you have left each phase.

Remember: Your goal is to outlast and eliminate any other team. Use your kills wisely, and do your best to keep your team alive.

Mafia team: Anna, Dana, Harker, Jenn

Nevernight: Day One

Welcome to The Bookish Games, a variation of the game most commonly known as Mafia or Werewolf. If you want to know more about The Bookish Games, including How to Play, please check out the links in the menu.

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 Spectator chat.

The Players

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Game Master’s Notes

Welcome acolytes! Today is Day One of your journey towards becoming a Blade. Over the next few weeks you shall work towards achieving your goals, getting your hands awfully bloody in the process, and I’m looking forward to seeing just how many of you actually survive until the end. (This is a school for assassins, good luck.)

Before we begin, a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you have read your Role email prior to commenting in the game. It’s been a couple of weeks since those emails have been sent out so now is the time to refresh your memory. (Especially good if you don’t remember the first comment requirement…)
  • 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, you will still learn a lot of valuable information by observing how the other acolytes react towards votes.
  • 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 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. During the last 24 hours of a Day, it will transition to hours left instead of days. (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 concerns during the Game. We are here to help and want to make this as fun of an experience as possible!

Oh, but wait, how can I forget the new twist we’re adding for this edition?

The Blade Tests

At the Red Church there are four Shahiids who test acolytes to determine if they have what it takes to become a Blade. These four tests featured in Nevernight are being incorporated into this game and their use are as follows:

  • Shahiid Mouser tests for thievery. For this, we will be looking for players who we consider the best at playing under the radar, the sneaky ones.
  • Shahiid Aalea tests for secrets. For this, we will be looking for players who are good at gathering information and getting others to talk.
  • Shahiid Spiderkiller tests for poison. For this, we will be looking for players who are great at causing chaos, poisoning the minds of others and making it harder for them to see clearly.
  • Shahiid Solis tests for swordsmanship. For this, we will be looking for players who have the most blood on their hands, those who haven’t been afraid to use their votes.

One Shahiid test is attached to each Day in this game, but being the cruel people we are we are not going to inform you of the order or provide confirmation of when Blade status is granted. It will be up to you to decide if you adapt your gameplay in hopes of achieving Blade status or play normally and hope for the best.

The four players who are granted Blade status throughout the duration of the game will be granted extra abilities. We will be using the assistance of the spectators in determining which players best meets the requirement for the Shahiid’s tasks at the end of each Day.

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

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!

Nevernight: Welcome Mafia!

Nevernight edition

Hello Mafia team and welcome to your site! You have been granted private access so that you may carry out your dastardly Night deeds without the prying eyes of Town always on your back. Here you can speak freely and reveal the extent of your evil ways in its full glory. Go on, wreak havoc. We love it.

How It Works

This site will operate in a very similar way to The Bookish Games site, with a focus on Night activity instead of Day. Each Night phase (Sunday 9pm BST) a Night post will go live.  Once published, you are allowed to comment on it freely with your other Mafia members, discussing the events of the Game so far and working together to determine who you want to eliminate next.

Once you determine which player you would like to eliminate, one member of your team must submit the Night Action form. In this form you must state which player you are targeting for elimination AND which Mafia teammate you are sending to complete the kill. This last bit is importance in determining if the kill is successful, as if someone is roleblocked or affected by a similar power the kill wil not go through, so choose wisely.

Each Night phase ends Tuesday 9pm BST. Your form must be submitted at this time in order for the kill to be completed and all discussion on these pages must come to an end.

Once the game is completed, these Night posts will be imported into The Bookish Games blog so that we have all relevant posts in one place. In the meantime though, this place is all yours. Have fun (but don’t forget we’re always watching…)

Now Say Hello

Just to make sure everything is in working order before the Games start on the 15th, we’d like to request that each player leave a comment. Don’t worry, we’re not in school. You don’t have to do formal introductions saying what makes you special or anything like that. All you have to do is say hello so that you can see who your teammates are and we can make sure commenting works as planned and no one ends up in the SPAM folder or anything like that.

No strategic game talk. At least not yet. Wait until the Games begin.