The Grisha Edition: Day Four

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Welcome to the Bookish Games, a variation of the game Mafia (aka Werewolf) that was previously hosted at A Bookish Heart and is now hosted at Oh, the Books! For each game, a popular YA book is chosen to be the theme and players are assigned different character roles and powers. Their end goal is to ensure that their team is the last one standing, even if they don’t know who their other teammates are!

If you are not signed up in the game, please refrain from commenting on these posts (otherwise they will be deleted). Instead, you can contact me on Twitter to gain access to a page where you can discuss the game with other players once they are eliminated.

THE PLAYERS

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Eliminated:

  • [DAY] Kaniesha @ Deux Lectrices as Human, Team Ravka, Townie (no special powers)
  • [NIGHT] Maraia @ maraiazoo as Heartrender, Team Ravka, 1x Vigilante (can kill one person during one Night in the game)

Coma:

  • [COMA] Alexa has requested a coma for Day Four as she will be out of the country. There is a tiny chance she may be able to get online at some point if there’s decent internet connection, but players should assume she will be absent for the duration of this Game. She can still be voted out.

GAME MASTER’S NOTES

I want to commend everyone on their great work overall during Day Three of the Bookish Games. Every single person met the comment minimum and voted during Day Three, which always makes Asti a happy person. Though the discussion ultimately did not lead to the successful elimination of a Mafia member, it helped keep the game moving and should have provided plenty of food for thought going into Day Four.

WE DO HAVE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THOSE WITH NIGHT ACTIONS! Our blog will be transferring servers next week and will be unavailable for forty-eight hours starting Wednesday night. While the blog may still be live, we have been encouraged to not post any new content (including comments) as things may get lost in the process. As a result, we have had to make different accommodations for those who operate at Night. Please make sure to check your emails if you have a Night Power or the ability to communicate at Night for the new arrangements during Night Four. If for some reason you haven’t received an email, please make sure to contact me.

For those who only operate during the Day, this should not affect you. I do want to share the same warning as I did during Day Three though: As our blog is currently struggling with some server issues (hence the transfer), it is encouraged that you type your comments into a different area before submitting them on the blog – type them in an email, in a Word document, or other alternative. We are not expecting there to be any commenting troubles, but it’s better to have a copy of your thought-out comment saved incase something does happen rather than dealing with the frustration of losing it all and having to type it again!

Thanks again for everyone’s participation (and understanding) and good luck! 🙂

It is now Day Four. Everyone has until Wednesday 1pm EDT to discuss suspicions and cast their votes. Once the deadline has been reached, whoever has the most votes will be eliminated.

The Grisha Edition: Day Three

BookishGamesGrisha

Welcome to the Bookish Games, a variation of the game Mafia (aka Werewolf) that was previously hosted at A Bookish Heart and is now hosted at Oh, the Books! For each game, a popular YA book is chosen to be the theme and players are assigned different character roles and powers. Their end goal is to ensure that their team is the last one standing, even if they don’t know who their other teammates are!

If you are not signed up in the game, please refrain from commenting on these posts (otherwise they will be deleted). Instead, you can contact me on Twitter to gain access to a page where you can discuss the game with other players once they are eliminated.

THE PLAYERS

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Eliminated:

  • [DAY] Kaitlin @ Next Page Please! as Human, Townie, Team Ravka
  • [NIGHT] Nova @ Out of Time as the Sun Summoner, Cop (able to investigate one person per Night to determine their alliance), Team Ravka

GAME MASTER’S NOTES

Ouch, Townies. Ouch. Your team is definitely hurting having lost two major power roles within the first two days of the game: Firefighter and Cop. I hope you guys can start talking and narrowing down your potential list of suspects soon – otherwise it looks like this might be an easy game for the Mafia.

And as always, I have a couple of notes to share:

  • Generally speaking, it is better to vote sooner than later in the Day to get discussion going. It is definitely hard to play this game as a Townie because you pretty much have no idea who to trust. Unfortunately, that doesn’t ever change! From beginning to end, you’ll find yourself second guessing your decisions and being scared to do anything. Don’t let that stop you! I’ve already explained the importance of voting for Townies as it being their primary way to eliminate Mafia, but there’s another dimension to voting as well. When you vote, it sort of forces players to speak up. It makes the suspected person talk, it allows other players to share their thoughts on the votes, and you can usually pick up some information from these events – does one person seem to be protecting another one too much? Are people jumping behind your vote even though it doesn’t match what they said before? How does the person you suspected respond? It’s uncomfortable because you’re not sure what you’re doing is right and you don’t want the players to turn your vote against you, but it is the best way to get the game going for Townies. As you can see from the last two Days, waiting until the day to vote means the suspected person has less time to defend themselves and people are too busy trying to frantically come to a decision rather than critically observing all that has been said.
  • Knowing about the special roles isn’t required to play the game, but it may help. Special roles are one of those things that players always get distracted by. It’s good to be thinking about them and trying to come to conclusions about what roles might exist in this game, but remember what your goal is – to eliminate the other team. Don’t allow yourself to get so distracted by possible powers that you stop voting. (It is part of the reason why I often tell newbies in the game to not worry about any power roles apart from the one you have – the powers affect the game but they don’t change what you need to do. So what if you figure out there’s a Cop and Doctor in the game, you still don’t know who has those powers.) For those players who do want to discuss or look into roles more, I will direct you to the same link I included in the Bookish Games email: http://wiki.mafiascum.net/index.php?title=Category:Roles. This is the master list of possible Mafia roles that we pull our roles from. As you can see, there are tons of them so there’s no way for you to know for sure which ones exist in this game. But, if you want to know more about a role (whether your own or the role of an eliminated player), feel free to check out what the information for that role says. It may or may not help.

It is now Day Three. Everyone has until Wednesday 1pm EDT to discuss suspicions and cast their votes. Once the deadline has been reached, whoever has the most votes will be eliminated.

The Grisha Edition: Day Two

BookishGamesGrisha

Welcome to the Bookish Games, a variation of the game Mafia (aka Werewolf) that was previously hosted at A Bookish Heart and is now hosted at Oh, the Books! For each game, a popular YA book is chosen to be the theme and players are assigned different character roles and powers. Their end goal is to ensure that their team is the last one standing, even if they don’t know who their other teammates are!

If you are not signed up in the game, please refrain from commenting on these posts (otherwise they will be deleted). Instead, you can contact me on Twitter to gain access to a page where you can discuss the game with other players once they are eliminated.

THE PLAYERS

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Eliminated:

  • [DAY] Jaden @ Potterhead Daydreams as Human, Townie, Team Ravka.
  • [NIGHT] Mimi @ Mariam Mimi’s Bookish Blog as Tidemaker, Firefighter (Protects one person each Night from being killed by fire; cannot protect same person during consecutive Day/Nights), Team Ravka

Other:

  • [COMA] Josephine @ Word Revel has requested a coma during Day Two as she is sick. Players are still allowed to vote her off in the game, but she is not required to meet the two-comment minimum during this week.

GAME MASTER’S NOTES

I have a couple of notes for everyone now that Day and Night One is finally complete.

  • Please refresh yourself on the rules. All players should have read the rules both in the email and on the Bookish Games page prior to the start of the game. These rules include important game information (such as the two-comment minimum requirement some stated they didn’t know about during Day One), and breaking the rules may cause warnings/disqualifications.
  • Use the information from the last Day and Night to help you decide how to vote. Things you can ask yourself are: Why did Mimi get killed off at Night? What does her revealed special power mean for the game? Was Jaden’s elimination an honest mistake by all involved, or were the baddies misleading the vote? Were the players who didn’t vote baddies trying to keep their record clean, or just goodies wasting their only opportunity to get rid of a bad guy? Did anyone slip up in their comments yesterday and reveal information that leads to their identities? None of these questions may necessarily lead you in the right direction, but they should start helping you form some general thoughts on players and give you something to discuss during this Day.
  • If you have a Night Time power, please submit your Night Action form promptly! The deadline to submit the form is forty-eight hours from the end of each Day (Friday 1pm EDT). If you can send it in sooner though, please do! This helps give Kelley and I more time to figure out the results, and ensures that you don’t forget to submit your Night Action before the deadline arrives.
  • To accompany this, please don’t let your Night powers go to waste. Using your Night power (if you have one) is optional and we respect your choice not to use them, but oftentimes these roles are created to help your team, not hurt them.
  • Lastly, there will be no more reminders sent out. I sent out courtesy reminders to players who didn’t comment during Day One and players who didn’t use their special powers during Night One, but I will not be doing that during the rest of the game. It is, unfortunately, too time-consuming.

It is now Day Two. Everyone has until Wednesday 1pm EDT to discuss suspicions and cast their votes. Once the deadline has been reached, whoever has the most votes will be eliminated.

The Grisha Edition: Day One

BookishGamesGrisha

Welcome to the Bookish Games, a variation of the game Mafia (aka Werewolf) that was previously hosted at A Bookish Heart and is now hosted at Oh, the Books! For each game, a popular YA book is chosen to be the theme and players are assigned different character roles and powers. Their end goal is to ensure that their team is the last one standing, even if they don’t know who their other teammates are!

If you are not signed up in the game, please refrain from commenting on these posts (otherwise they will be deleted). Instead, you can contact me on Twitter to gain access to a page where you can discuss the game with other players once they are eliminated.

THE PLAYERS

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Each week when a player is eliminated their identity will be revealed in the graphic above. If the eliminated player had any special powers, those will be revealed in the graphic and explained in the announcement of their death.

GAME MASTER’S NOTES

Some final tips and reminders before we start:

  • Because it is Day One, you really have nothing to base your votes or suspicions off of yet. My main advice is just to have fun and vote however you want. More than likely, the first Day results in a lot of confusion and a good guy getting voted off, but you can still learn a lot of valuable things by observing who defends who and how people respond to being voted.
  • 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 Kelley and Asti to spot.
  • You can also choose not to vote. Votes can be canceled by commenting CANCEL VOTE at any time. But, as a warning to those on the side of the good guys, Day votes are your main chance of eliminating any evil forces in the game. Use them!
  • Please do not click the “Reply” button next to someone’s comment if you want to respond to what they’ve said. Instead, just type a new comment in response to the post and state within your comment who you are replying to (players usually do this by saying “@Name: Blah blah blah”).  This is requested so that comments appear in chronological order on the post.
  • It is assumed by now that you have read and agreed to the Bookish Games rules. Any violation of the rules will result in a warning, followed by a disqualification.
  • Lastly, all of the information for this game will be found on the Bookish Games: The Grisha Edition page.

It is now Day One. Everyone has until Wednesday 1pm EDT to discuss suspicions and cast their votes. Once the deadline has been reached, whoever has the most votes will be eliminated. GOOD LUCK!

The Grisha Edition: Sign-Ups

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We took a poll a while back for the next Bookish Games, and there was a pretty clear winner, so: this round of the Bookish Games is themed around one of our favorite series: The Grisha Trilogy!

About the Bookish Games

Surely you all know what the Bookish Games are by now, right? Well, just in case you’ve been living under a rock…

The Bookish Games is a feature that Asti started while blogging at A Bookish Heart. It combines various books (usually YA) and Mafia to create an online interactive bookish game that takes place every couple of months. The previous editions of the Bookish Games included Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Divergent, Death Note, and Ready Player One. If you visit the pages for each, you’ll see the different set-ups, rules, players, and recaps of what took place in each game.

Basically, there are the good guys and the bad guys. The bad guys have a smaller team but have the advantage of knowing the identity of their teammates. The good guys have a larger team, but know nothing other than their own personal identity. Each “Day” all players, good and bad, get together as one group and vote for one person to eliminate from the game. (The bad guys use this as their opportunity to sway the good guys to voting off one of their own, while the good guys use this time to try and figure out which side everyone is on based on what they say and how they vote.) Then, each “Night”, the bad guys get another chance to wreak havoc by communicating in a private chatroom and targeting one person to kill off in the game.

It sounds really confusing, and it slightly is, but those who sign up will be given a more in-depth description of the game in an email before the game starts. It always starts off a little slow in the beginning, but everyone quickly catches on and Kelley and Asti are always available if you need help!

The Sign-Ups

The game is going to start on Saturday, March 21st, which is two weeks from today. Sign-ups for the game will be open until Wednesday the 11th, and there are 19 spots available. As we have done in previous games, ideally we would like to have approximately half of the players be veterans and half be new players, but we will see how things go!

To sign up, just leave a comment below! We will be updating the sign-up list on this post as we check the comments. If you see your name on the main list, then you should expect to receive an email with further information within the week! And if you end up on the waiting list – don’t worry! We usually require at least one replacement during the games so there is a chance you’ll be contacted.

The Players

  1. Bec @ Readers in Wonderland
  2. Crini @ All About Books
  3. Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections
  4. Josephine @ Word Revel
  5. Daphne @ Winged Reviews
  6. Anne @ Lovely Literature
  7. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books
  8. Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions
  9. Jenn @ The Bookish Ginger
  10. Kaitlin @ Next Page Please!
  11. Sana @ Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile
  12. Lauren @ Lose Time Reading
  13. Kaniesha @ Deux Lectrices
  14. Nova @ Out of Time
  15. Iris @ IrisjeXx
  16. Sebastian @ Büchermonster
  17. Mimi @ Mariam Mimi’s Bookish Blog
  18. Jaden @ Potterhead Daydreams
  19. Maraia

SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED!