Welcome to the main topic of the game "Werewolves of Miller's Hollow".
Some of you might know it as a card game, others might not have heard from it at all.
Anyway: This thread is how the forum-version of the game works.
So sit back, enjoy the fun RPG (Role Playing Game) where you'll have to find out the other faction and take them down.
This topic is for information and subscription to a round of WoMW only.
How the game works
This game is based on two factions: Humans and Werewolves.
Later editions can include other factions like Vampires, Undead and different colored werewolves.
This, however, will only be good if the whole game takes hold here and the players become more adept to the game.
So for now it's just Humans and Werewolves.
The goal of the game is to eliminate the other faction.
The wolves eat humans every night, and all players will lynch a suspect every day.
The goal for the wolves is to get the humans lynched AND eaten.
The goal for the humans is to lynch every wolf before all humans are eaten.
The Game Master will divide all roles to the participants and distribute them through a PM.
The Game starts at night, the wolves are allowed to discuss who to kill each night and if they want to use any special features of a role of theirs.
Each wolf will PM the Game Master on what their action will be that night, before the previously set deadline ends.
Any Human night role is to send a PM to the Game Master with their actions as well (activation of the Powers that are assigned to that role, or just sleep).
When the deadline passes, The Game Master will post a message in the thread that morning has come and (if applicible) who didn't make it through the night.
In that same post he/she will open up a poll for the Mayor and whom to lynch, with yet another deadline.
Players are now allowed to discuss and defend their choices untill the deadline passes.
When that deadline passes the Game Master will openly ask for a Saint to use water on the suspect.
A deadline of 24 hours is set when a Saint is still alive, if not the question is skipped and the suspect is lynched.
(See Saint for the effect.)
This process repeats itself untill either all humans are dead or unable to win anymore, or the wolves are dead or incapable of winning anymore.
The Order in which all actions are taking place
In order to be open and clear about why a conversion or killing was not successful and why it's successful at another time I will post the General order of actions in which everything takes place.
- Announcement that Night is falling.
- (First night only) Cupid
- Guardian Angel, Locksmith, Spellweaver, Neighborhood Watch, Grave Robber. These are simultaneously if all chose a different target. Otherwise it's first come, first serve.
- Werewolf Conversion
- Witch's Poison
- Werewolf attack
- Necromancer, Village Elder (if he's attacked himself)
- Witch's Healing Potion
Another Example: A Seer will try to see the role of a Wolf, and is eaten by the wolves, he/she will NOT get any role unless he's been saved by the Witch or the Guardian Angel.
During the day:
- Announcement that Morning has come and who died last night together with his/her role.
- (First Day only) Election of a Mayor, Lynch Poll, SuperFraud, Executioner
- Announcement of the lynched person's role if the lynch was successful (not saved by a Saint's water).
How to participate/play the game
In order to play the game a single reaction in this thread, with which you'll state that you want to play, will suffice.
Please be aware that this is only possible when a Game Master opens op a round by posting such in this same thread.
At that point the subscription period starts.
If there are several rounds held at once, the people who are not participating in any other round will have dibs on a position in the game.
- First and foremost: This thread and any other WoMH thread WILL be subject to the standard Forum rules.
I think this is pretty clear: We're not above them, nor do we pretend we are.
Making a fun opening post for a WoMH game is allowed, useless spamming is not.
- We'd appreciate if all the participants take a peek at the game at least once per 24 hours to see if there are updates.
Some roles are played instantly and may provide such information that you might want to change your strategy before it's too late.
We have deadlines, but don't wait untill the last moment to cast your vote: If you're suddenly stuck in traffic and don't make the deadline, you'll get an inactivity warning. Two of those will get you killed on the spot.
Of course: if you're not able to be online for a few days, please contact the Game Master timely and find a replacement together.
In some cases a deadline can be moved. (e.g. holiday, funeral/cremation of a relative, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitswa, Baptism etc.)
- Being available for Game Master and Players.
Especially for the Game Master: He or she will give you vital information through the use of a PM (Private Message).
Being available for other players may work in your advantage as well. As wolves it's imperative that you're available for your fellow wolves since you'll have to decide whom to kill through PM.
- No talking when you're dead.
Also known as: "Dead (wo)men tell no tales".
There is one exception to this rule, and that's when your role allows it. (The Village Idiot is allowed to discuss alongside the others when he's dead).
If you've died in the game, tough luck.
But you're probably murdered because you either knew too much or too little.
When your death is announced by the Game Master you are, however, allowed to post one good-bye post, wishing your fellow Humans/Wolves good luck.
This post may not hold vital information you've gathered for the game (e.g. which role someone has).
When in doubt, contact the Game Master first.
- Claiming Roles
The Game is basically about deception and trust.
You have to convince others that you're good (Human) and not bad (Wolf) otherwise you might end up hanging from the gallows or find yourself decapitated.
It is at all times strictly forbidden to back up your claim with (a) quote(s)/screenshot(s)/etc. from the Game Master where your role has been described to you.
Posts that a Game Master made in public CAN be quoted.
Please be aware that any violation of the above-mentioned rule might result in a ban for the next few WoMW rounds.
Unfortunately, due to past experiences I had to add that last line