ADSOM: Day Two

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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 ADSOM D2

Eliminated:

  • No one! 👀

Replacements:

Game Master’s Notes

Well, this has been quite an unusual start to the Games. There have been no deaths!

I can assure you that will eventually change. Eliminations definitely are possible. They haven’t been removed for this edition of the Game. They just haven’t happened… yet. Maybe you’ll be the not-so-lucky first?

Also, did you notice the replacements? We have three lovely players joining us as replacements for individuals who have decided they could no longer participate in the Games. The replacements have been given the same roles and information as their previous counterparts, but obviously having missed the first Day they may need some time to catch up. (This is especially the case for Siran, who I am sure will be under the spotlight after the results of Siena’s Day One vote.)

You can still vote for them to be eliminated and ask questions in hopes they might know the answer, but just try to be understanding that they’re stepping in with a disadvantage from not being here Day One.

Apart from that, I do want to remind players that this game is all about having FUN while going CRAZY. Players are going to wrongly accuse each other of things and bump heads at times – that’s totally understandable. Just please do your best to be respectful and patient.

(Remember: Not everyone is on your team and some players out there have the goal of purposefully twisting the words of the innocent. It’s what makes this game equally parts frustrating and fun.)

Also, please do not respond to the Bookish Games tweets while alive in the game. This is just a general rule that was initiated in previous editions to ensure gameplay does not carry over to social media and everyone has equal access to see what is being said.

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

Okay, I think that’s everything. I’m exhausted at the Day hasn’t even yet begun. Let’s do this!

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!

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ADSOM: 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 players to Day One of The Bookish Games: A Darker Shade of Magic. Over the next few weeks you shall work towards achieving your goals, slowly eliminating one another while navigating the twists built into this game, and I’m looking forward to seeing just how many of you actually survive until the end.

Before we begin, a few reminders:

  • Please make sure you have read your Role email prior to commenting in the game.  (That first comment requirement is still in effect for this edition…)
  • 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 (oops), you will still learn a lot of valuable information by observing how the other players react and vote.
  • Player pronouns are listed next to player names on the Current Game page. Please do your best to use a player’s preferred pronoun when referencing them. (Note: If I was unable to locate your preference on social media / previous games, I left it blank. Leave your preference in a comment if you’d like it updated.)
  • 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, Crini, 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. The countdown will switch from “x days” to “x hours” once below the 24 hour mark. (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 just want to chat in private about what’s going on during the Game. We are here to help and want to make this as fun of an experience as possible!

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!

A Darker Shade of Magic: Sign-Ups

The Bookish Games

Welcome to The Bookish Games, an online version of the party game Mafia that has been floating around the internet since 2013. If you haven’t participated in the Games before and want to know what it’s all about, be sure to visit the links provided in the menu (to the left on computers, top of the page for mobiles). There you will find a rundown of how the game works, the rules all players must follow, and archives of the previous editions of The Bookish Games.

The main thing to be aware of if you are thinking about participating in The Bookish Games and haven’t played before is that this game requires a major time commitment. At the very least, you will have to dedicate an hour or two each week to The Bookish Games if you want to play it properly. The Bookish Games involves reading comments left by other players (generally over 100 comments per game Day), analysing information from comments and player deaths, contributing to the Day discussion, and submitting the Night Action form (if your assigned roles comes with an active power). Please take this into consideration before signing up to play.

(But also, don’t let that warning scare you off because these games ARE are a lot of fun. Don’t believe me? Check out our page of Testimonials or Player Interviews where players share some of the reasons why they love The Bookish Games.)

ADSOM Edition

This edition of The Bookish Games is themed around Victoria Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic. As a result of being based on a series featuring magic and parallel Londons, expect this edition to be full of power roles and twists. It’s going to be unpredictable, but we’re also hoping it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Reading ADSOM is not a requirement in order to join The Bookish Games, but please be aware that spoilers from the book will likely be revealed during the game. Not only do players like to use their book knowledge to attempt to make sense of the game, but the game set-up itself usually involves a spoiler or two. If you do plan on reading the book and are totally anti-spoiler, either read it now or don’t join the Games!

Sign-Up to Play!

The deadline for sign-ups is Saturday, October 5th at 9pm BST with the games starting on Wednesday, October 9th at 9pm BST. The game has been created with slots for sixteen players.

To sign up, please fill out the form embedded below. We will be updating the sign-up list with confirmed participants below as we receive the forms.

NOTE: OUR ORIGINAL SIXTEEN SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED!
Any additional sign ups will be put on a waiting list.

Confirmed Players

  1. Megan Rose (@Megan_Roze) (she/her)
  2. Harker @ The Hermit Librarian (they/them)
  3. Shannon M (@ShannonMiz) (she/her)
  4. Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads (she/her)
  5. Dana (@DanaBartelt) (she/her)
  6. Jeremy
  7. Kritika (@Spidersilksnow) (she/her)
  8. Saika
  9. Shannon T
  10. Anthony
  11. Laura (@laurakat_henry)
  12. Beth (@ArtemisHi) (she/her)
  13. Edward (@amaltheia) (he/him)
  14. MiKayla (@OriginalgayP)
  15. Kerrie (@lovekerrie)
  16. Krista
  17. Nicole (@tardigradeTay)
  18. Anna (@AnnaJJacobson1)
  19. Siena (@sienaluz) (they/them)

Waitlisted Players

  1. Terry (@pineappleszaa)
  2. santchird @ saintchird

Spectators

  1. Asti (@astistenning) (mod)
  2. Inge (@ingeswonderland) (mod)
  3. Crini (@xcrini) (mod)
  4. Anne (@amengelhart)
  5. Val (@InnocentSmileyX)
  6. Amber (@YAIndulgences)
  7. Jane (@jfhoman)
  8. Alexis
  9. Greg @ Greg’s Book Haven
  10. Jade (@bedtimebkworm)

If you would like to be added to the Spectator Chat, a place where you can share your thoughts about the game with the moderators, eliminated players, and other spectators, please leave a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by! We can’t wait to see what madness goes down for this next edition of The Bookish Games.