Alignment: Pro-Town
Role Type: None
Choice: None

The Role

Townie is a Town player with no special powers. The only action a Townie is able to take is the same as every player in the Game: posting and voting for players to be lynched during the Day.

In Use

Player A: Townie

Day One: Player A can chat and vote for players to be lynched in the Day post with all other players.

Night One: Player A has no special abilities and therefore cannot do anything during the Night.

The Email

You are [insert character name], a Town Townie.


  • During each Day, you can chat with all other game participants in the Day post and vote for a player to be lynched.
  • During the Night, you can do nothing.

Win condition:

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

Previously Used

The Townie role has been used in every edition of The Bookish Games.


Vanilla Townie

Welcome, [Player]! You are a Vanilla Townie.


  • You have no abilities other than your voice and your vote.

Win Conditions:

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

A Vanilla Cop is a cop that gets results in the form of ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Not Vanilla’. In a way similar to Role Cops, it gets a Vanilla result on both Vanilla Townies and Mafia Goons, though it gets ‘Not Vanilla’ instead of an actual role on any Power Roles.

A Neapolitan is a cop that gets results in the form of ‘Vanilla Townie’ and ‘Not Vanilla Townie’. It can be considered a stronger version of the Vanilla Cop, as it will gain guilty results on Scum.

A Vanillaiser (or Vanillaizer) is a player who can target another player at night to remove their power, turning them into the Vanilla version of their role (Vanilla Townie and Mafia Goons).

Vanilla relates to either a role or type of setup whereby the role has no special abilities or does not behave outside its expected norm. Example: it’s a Vanilla game that has no flavor.

Mountainous is a set-up where all roles in the game are Vanilla.


Used in The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Divergent, Death Note, Ready Player One/Two, Grisha, Lunar Chronicles, Chaos Walking