Eavesdropper

Alignment: Any
Role Type: Informative
Choice: Night

The Role

The Eavesdropper can target one player each Night to learn what that player said in private chats, if the targeted player has access to any. The Eavesdropper does not learn what type of chat the targeted player has access to or what the other players in the chat have said, they only receive a transcript of the targeted player’s private chat contributions.

If the target the Eavesdropper selects does not have access to a private chat or chooses not to use it that Night, they receive the results “Did not hear anything”. If the Watcher is roleblocked, they receives the results “No Result”.

Variations

The Eavesdropper’s results may be flipped in some games. Instead of knowing the target’s identity and trying to assume the chat, the Eavesdropper may know what chat they’re receiving snippets from but not know the identity of the participants.

In Use

Player A: Eavesdropper
Player B: Mafia Goon
Player C: Mafia Goon

Night One: Player A decides to eavesdrop on Player C.
Player B and Player C have the following chat in their private mafia channel:
Player B: “I think we should kill Bob tonight.”
Player C: “No, I think Sue is more of a threat.”
Player B: “Okay, I’ll submit the form for Sue.”

Player A is contacted at the end of Night to be informed that “You overhead Player C saying: ‘No, I think Sue is more of a threat.'”

The Email

You are [insert character name], a [insert alliance] Eavesdropper.

Abilities:

  • During each Night, you may choose one other player to Eavesdrop on to learn what they have said in a private chat, if they have access to any. In order to use this ability, please submit the Night Action form each Night stating who you would like to eavesdrop on.

Win condition:

  • You win if all threats to the [insert alliance] are eliminated and at least one [insert alliance]-aligned player is alive.

Previously Used

A Mafia-targeted Eavesdropper was used in the Scythe edition.