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.
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.