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Postby werd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:30 pm

Welcome to the Oracle of Thanatos


I am Moros god of Doom. Standing beside me is Apate god of Deception. Together we will guide you through these dark times. Take note of who you deal with, we are not here to lend you aid.

You are cultists. An upstart oracle despised by the more popular oracles at Delphi and Dodona. Your methods are considered barbaric and as a result a mercenary army has been hired to eradicate you. You are under siege in your mountain top temple, enemies all around. A small group of Greek soldiers has managed to slip in behind your defenses and pass unnoticed amongst you. They participate in your daily activities but each night they kill one of your order, their goal is to reduce your numbers to the point where they can overpower those remaining and open the gates to the greater force below. If you can root them out and kill them before they equal your number you will force the army below to abandon its siege. You may be wondering what you have done to anger the other oracles so. It is your method. In order to communicate with the god of Death you participate in ritual human sacrifice.

(In this game the “lynch” will be replace by the “human sacrifice”)

ROLES:


GOOD


High Priestess/Priest:

This is the high priestess/priest of the cult. The HP may speak with the gods each night to ask the true identity of a player. The gods will tell the HP if that player is a Cultist or Greek. There is one condition. The HP requires the fresh blood of a human sacrifice to commune with the gods. If there is a day with no sacrifice the HP will not be able to use their power the following night. (These are traditional seers from previous games with a twist. If there is a no sacrifice day the HP loses their ability the following night.)

Evzones:

The Evzones are the elite guards of the Oracle. If killed at night or sacrificed by day the Evzones will use their great skill in combat to take the life of another with them. (These are the hunters from previous games, however the retaliation kill for the Evzones is mandatory.)

Inner Circle:

The Inner Circle are the top member of the cult. They know each other’s identities and that all other members of the Inner Circle are Cultists. (These are the Masons from previous games. Any public mention of the term Inner Circle OR Mason will result in immediate death by Moros or Apate.)

Cultists:

(These are the villagers.)


EVIL


Greeks:

These mercenaries have been hired to eradicate the Oracle of Thanatos. They don’t care why; they just care about getting paid. They will know the identity of all other Greeks and are expected to collaborate. (These are the wolves.)

Traitor:

This is a Cultist who has accepted a sizeable bribe from the other oracles to help the Greeks defeat the Cultists. The traitor will know the identities of the Greeks but the Greeks will not know the identity of the traitor. The traitor is not allowed to reach out directly to the Greeks. The traitor is a regular cultist and will read as such to the HP. (These are standard minions.)


Supplementary


Entheogen Addict:

Being a death cult a number of the members of your society are constantly high on entheogens. Occasionally an addict may stop using the drugs and awaken to discover they are not what they appeared to be. (This is the drunk from previous games with a twist. The Entheogen Addicts will wake up to their true roles at different intervals. These intervals will not be made public knowledge. The Entheogen Addict will be under the impression they are Cultists until the time that they awaken. If an Entheogen Addict dies before they awaken their true role will NOT be revealed upon death, they will be identified as a Cultist.)


Game mechanics:


Fog of War:

Due to the confusing nature of a city under siege and at war at no point will the total number of any role be made public knowledge. This means there could be any number of the roles listed at all times. Upon death a player’s role WILL be revealed. This game will be balanced appropriately and players will have to use their understanding of revealed roles and usual game compositions to project the expected number of roles remaining.

There is a way the Cultists can clear the fog of war. No more will be explained about this and any public questions regarding fog of war in the game thread will result in immediate death just like mason or inner circle.

Naked Wrestling:

This is the exact same mechanic as dueling from Harry Potter WW but styled for Ancient Greece. The winner collects the vote of the loser and the loser is silenced until the day ends. If the loser had previously voted that vote is struck unless they possessed multiple votes in which case only their original vote is struck. Credit to stakeout for the idea.


ITEMS:


The Cursed Amulet of Protection:

This is an amulet. You pass it during the day by PM to Moros indicating whom you want to pass it to. It does something. Public discussion of the amulet will result in death.


Tub of Grease:

The tub of grease will give the holder a distinct advantage in any naked wrestling they might partake in. It can be won by defeating the holder in naked wrestling. This is the only advantage the tub of grease brings. Talk about the tub of grease all you want.


General Rules and Guidelines:


This game will begin with a day phase to allow the Cultists an opportunity to sacrifice someone to grant the HP vision for night one if they choose to.

If you are observed not following the win conditions or guidelines of your role the moderator will immediately remove you from the game from your first offense. There will be no warning beforehand; you’ll just be taken out right away.

Days will end at 1800 PST daily. Night phases will last a maximum of 4 hours following. If there are international players for whom these hours are difficult it will be acceptable to submit night roles early.

Players are not permitted to pass along information or communicate with players still in the game after their death has been announced in the main thread.

Players may not share information gathered from the moderator. This includes role PMs from the start of the game, or answers to role-specific questions or game scheduling.

Using screenshots as evidence is not acceptable and if the moderator is presented with proof that you used them, you’ll be removed from the game immediately.

If I find out you are blatantly disregarding the rules or exploiting some sort of loophole I’ve neglected to find, you’ll be removed from the game.

Be Active. If you do not vote for 3 consecutive voting cycles, the moderator will remove you from the game.

To summarize the things that talking about will get you killed: Fog of War and its mechanics, The Cursed Amulet of Protection, The Inner Circle, the word mason.

Feel free to ask any questions in this thread. Some may not be answered but you can ask without dying before the game begins. In the game thread there will be a zero tolerance policy.
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Postby werd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:31 pm

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Postby surly » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:32 pm

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Postby Catullus » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:43 pm

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Postby palmer eldritch » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:43 pm

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Postby death is my amigo » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:47 pm

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Postby sevenarts » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:47 pm

So in.
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Postby palmer eldritch » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:53 pm

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Postby john plainman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:54 pm

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Postby palmer eldritch » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:54 pm

I'm so excited to make a fool of myself y'all
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Postby werd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:55 pm

Snatch wrote:A few questions, top of my head:

-- Slack?
-- What is the timeline for the Cultists knowing that they've lifted the Fog of War? What happens in that case?
-- "The traitor is not allowed to reach out directly to the Greeks." Does the reverse hold?
-- Re: Naked Wrestling -- will HP WW rules apply? People can backchannel if they lose, but are publicly silenced? Further, will taken votes accrue, or will HP WW rules apply there as well?


We will not have a dedicated slack, backchannel however you want
If the fog of war is lifted it will be announced and the remaining number of each role will be included in the op
If the greeks figure out who the traitor is they can reach out and bring them into the fold
naked wrestling should be the same as HP, unless I misunderstand how it worked

yes it is only a public silencing, can you explain what you mean about votes? my understanding was that it takes the losers vote, so if the loser had already voted that vote is struck, unless the loser had a bunch of votes from previous wins in which case only one vote is struck and the rest remain
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Postby wendy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:56 pm

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when you come crawling back i'm gonna kick you to the curb

unless we're on the same side i guess
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Postby Catullus » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:59 pm

I'm gunna win so much naked wrestling!
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Postby werd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:01 pm

Snatch wrote:OK. So, in HP WW, if the loser of a duel had collected, say, 5 votes ... and then lost a duel ... the winner of the duel would have only 2 votes.

We did this because it would otherwise be relatively easy to completely break a lynching vote.

If that's what you want, go for it; if not, I'd reconsider.


thats what I was trying to say, if the loser had already cast their 5 votes for someone, there would still be 4 counted and the winner would now have 2 votes
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Postby VHB » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:02 pm

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Postby john plainman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:03 pm

can we talk about the forbidden topics privately?
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Postby werd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:03 pm

Snatch wrote:Oh, wait, obvious question:

-- The only Evil roles are Wolves and Traitors, then? And the only Good roles are Seers, Hunters, Masons, and Villagers? I.e., someone isn't going to wake up as a different role if they're Drunk?


yes the roles listed are the only roles, the only unknown is the number of each
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Postby werd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:03 pm

john plainman wrote:can we talk about the forbidden topics privately?


yeah go crazy, just keep it out of the thread
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Postby lordofdiapers » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:04 pm

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Postby john plainman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:05 pm

werd i promise to clear all metagaming schems with you beforehand
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Postby adamtrask » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:06 pm

Can we make an unofficial slack?
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Postby sevenarts » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:07 pm

john plainman wrote:werd i promise to clear all metagaming schems with you beforehand


Why start this now? It's not a WW game unless you die circa day 3 for breaking every rule.
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Postby werd » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:07 pm

john plainman wrote:werd i promise to clear all metagaming schems with you beforehand


cool, and I promise that if I have to kill you I'll do it with an email
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