If you know me, creepy, since I just joined yesterday. For those who aren't stalkers: I am Wavey, I'm from the Netherlands and I've rarely played Clue/Cluedo before, but I love the game's mechanics! Hello!
However, there's another game that I had to think of when reading up on the game's rules again, and that is the game of Mafia, or Werewolves as some may know it by.
Mafia/Werewolves is a social deception game where an informed minority is trying to eliminate an uninformed minority. If you want to know more about it, I'll recommend you to look it up, but basically there's the Mafia and the Townspeople. The Mafia can kill people at night, and during the Daytime, people can vote on a lynch. Whoever is voted up to be lynched gets eliminated from the game. This way, the Townspeople should target to lynch the Mafia. The Mafia should at the same time try to stay hidden, play a part of the Town and survive until they have a majority over the Townspeople, where they win by killing the remaining survivors.
So now that you know some of the core mechanics of Mafia, I would very much like to tell you about a crossover game I came up with!
This game combines the two games of Cluedo and Mafia and puts them together in a very exciting roleplaying game!
- In both games, there is one murderer. In this game, one of you guys will be the murderer, and should try to stay hidden throughout the game!
Before the game starts, I will share a list of players in the game, and when you sign up, I want you to write '/in' in the thread, and also PM me which player you'd like to play as and if you'd want to play as the murderer.
Like Cluedo, everyone gets a few cards at the start that are not related to the murder you need to solve, but like Mafia, one of these players is that murderer, and they know exactly which cards are relevant to the case.
Like Mafia, the game consists of a Day and Night phase. During the Day phase, people can chat and roleplay with each other in the thread, but every player can also make one suggestion during the Day phase, like in Cluedo. When someone makes a suggestion, I will say in the thread if it can be disproved by another player, and if so, which player can disprove it, after which that player PM's the person who made the suggestion a card.
During the Day phase, a player may also make an accusation. When you make an accusation, you need to have the entire case solved. If you did, congratulations, because you won the game! However if you are wrong, you are out. Sorry!
Whenever you make a suggestion or accusation, please do it in bold so I can easily identify suggestions/accusations.
The Day phase will end either when everyone has made a suggestion, or someone has made an accusation. During the Night phase, the player who is the murderer gets to eliminate someone from the game. This should be someone that they think are close to solving the case, or someone that is seen as a definite Townsperson. Chatting is also not allowed during the Night phase. I will announce in the thread when the Night phase starts, and when it has ended.
Day Phase should usually last up to 7 days, and Night Phase should usually last 2 days.
Note: when someone makes a false accusation during the Day, that will automatically be the player who gets killed at Night.
If you are a Townsperson, you will win when your accusation is right and you've solved the case.
Things about General Code of Conduct: No spamming, no NSFW, no insulting others or inflicting hate - this may be a heated game but don't take it too far - and be nice to each other since this is a game meant to enjoy and have fun playing. Also, please don't PM fellow players in the game anything but one of your cards if you block a suggestion. This is considered cheating, as you shouldn't be able to know FOR SURE what role someone has. Question to Admins: Hopefully this can be checked? Likewise, it is forbidden to post PM's sent by me in the game thread, and anything of the things I've mentioned not to do in the part above where I explained the rules.
This game could in my eyes cause some interesting strategies to evolve. As the murderer, you should try to look like a Townsperson, or at least not suspicious, AND you should act as if you are trying to solve the case, even though you know exactly what cards are related to the case, and you're not trying to solve it at all. As a Townsperson, you should not only try to figure out who is telling the truth and who is lying, but also try to solve the case, AND to avoid getting killed by the murderer.
Since this game has never been played before, I'm sure that I haven't thought about and written down everything, so if you're wondering about some aspects of the game or have any other questions, feel free to reply to this thread!
Also, if you would be interested in participating, please leave a message as well saying you're interested so I know if I should try starting the game. I'm looking for at least 5/6 players to play in the game, and up to 10 players, and also I probably won't be starting the game until the current game that is being played has ended.
This is all I have to say for now. Hopefully I kept you reading this entire thing, because it's probably on the long side! Can't wait to hear what you have to say and ask about this!