The Big Picture
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.
Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.
Inspiration: Neal Shusterman’s Scythe.
The Players (Winners)
- Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads (she/her) as Honorable Scythe Xenocrates, Team Old Guard, Cop
- Shannon M @ It Starts At Midnight (she/her) as Ben Terranova, Team Old Guard, Bulletproof
- Jeann @ Happy Indulgence (she/her) as Honorable Scythe Nelson Mandela, Team Old Guard, 1x Vigilante
- Krista (she/her) replaced by Kritika @spidersilksnow as Tyger Salazar, Team Old Guard, Townie
- Amber B @ YA Indulgences (she/her) as Esme, Team Old Guard, Firefighter
The Players (Partial-Winners)
- Joséphine @ Word Revel (she/her) as Rowan Damisch, Team Old Guard, Unlyncher, Mafia-targeted Eavesdropper, Apprentice Scythe
- Beth @ArtemisHi (she/her) as Honorable Scythe Michael Faraday, Team Old Guard, Suicidal, Restless Spirit
The Players (Eliminated)
- Siran @ Sea’s Nod (she/her) as Citra Terranova, Team Old Guard, Unlynchee, Scythe Apprentice
- Shannon T @Tibbs10 (she/her) as Honorable Scythe Marie Curie, Team Old Guard, Doctor
- Kerys @ The Everlasting Library (she/her) as Scythe Noam Chomsky, Team New Order, Arsonist
- Patricia @bookishgeek (she/her) as Honorable Scythe Sydney Possuelo, Team Old Guard, Roleblocker
- Anna @AnnaJJacobson1 (she/her) as Claudette Catalino, Team Old Guard, Apprentice Scythe
- Asti @astistenning (she/her) as Brother Ferguson, Team Old Guard, 1x Redirector (all Night actions are randomly retargeted)
- MiKayla @OriginalgayP (she/her) as Scythe Alessandro Volta, Team New Order, Goon
- Crini @ Crini’s as Scythe Ayn Rand, Team New Order, Goon
- Jenn @bookish_ginger (she/her) as Jacory Zimmerman, Team Old Guard, Apprentice Scythe
- Harker @ The Hermit Librarian (they/them) as The Thunderhead, Team Thunderhead, Survivor, Beholder, Investigative Immune
- Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile (she/her) as Honorable Scythe Robert Goddard, Team New Order, Investigative Immune Godfather
- Greg @ Book Haven
- Amber G @ Books of Amber
- Kritika @spidersilksnow
- Emily @ theBookishLounge
- Anne @amengelhart
- Brittany @gingernightowl
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- Night Zero
- Day One – Day One started with an unexpected attempt at a role reveal which drew a lot of speculation. Player votes were primarily split between Siran, the player who hinted at her role, and Amber, who players criticized for voting someone after player’s discussed how the player like was likely Town-aligned. In the end Siran received the most votes and was revealed as the first Town casualty.
- Night One
- Day Two – The most eventful parts of Day Two were the discussions around the players who voted Siran even though they believed she was Town and the mini-bandwagon on Harker that led to Kerys stepping up to defend them. At deadline, votes seemed to be split between these two parties (Beth for voting Siran and Harker as a result of the bandwagon) but ultimately swung to Shannon T as a result of last-minute panic. Unfortunately for the Town, Shannon T was the Town’s Doctor.
- Night Two
- Day Three – Votes didn’t really roll in until the last couple of hours before deadline, but primarily landed on Kerys and Harker. Harker for the suspicion thrown against them during the previous Day and Kerys for jumping so strongly to Harker’s defense. Kerys received the most votes by deadline and was revealed as the Mafia’s Arsonist, an important elimination for the Town.
- Night Three
- Day Four – With the results of their first successful Mafia elimination Day Three, players decided to focus their energy on finding connections between the remaining players and Kerys. It was determined that MiKayla may have been trying to protect Kerys the Day before which, combined with her lack of vote Day One, led to her elimination. Lucky for the Town, MiKayla was indeed Kerys’s Mafia teammate. (Not so lucky though, Beth also was eliminated at the end of Day Four as a result of her Suicidal role.)
- Night Four
- Day Five – Day Five votes were split between Joséphine and Amber. Joséphine for her seeming lack of participation and defense of Crini the Day before (who was revealed at the start of the Day as Mafia). And Amber for her defensiveness and willingness to vote anyone and everyone. At deadline it looked like Joséphine was going to be eliminated but after she strongly hinted at her role Shannon M created a tie to ensure no elimination occured.
- Night Five
- Day Six – This way a Day of reveals. Meeghan announced herself as a Cop, clearing Harker, Shannon, Joséphine and herself. Focus therefore was on Jeann, Kritika (replacing Krista), Amber, and Sana with Sana ultimately receiving the most votes at deadline. In a shocking twist though, she was not eliminated and the game progressed to the Night phase with no deaths.
- Night Six
- Day Seven – Though Sana survived the vote the Day prior, players still weren’t convinced of her innocence and decided to try lynching her once again. Fortunately for the Town, this lynch attempt was not wasted and Sana was successfully eliminated at the end of the Day. Sana was revealed as the last Mafia member and with her elimination the Town won the game.
- Game Over