Located near a shallow cascade whose killing prowess is vastly exaggerated by locals, the town of Innocence Falls was founded so recently that you won't find it on any map - and that's precisely the point. Town founder Rick Dinsmore didn't care for the laws and regulations found in every city the government knows about, so he and a group of close associates built one the government doesn't know about. Now Rick, or Mayor Dinsmore as he's known as now, didn't build the town out of malice or anarchy, but rather merely a distaste for double-digit speed limits and ages of consent. Mayor Dinsmore welcomed anyone who felt oppressed by unnecessary laws, but kept anyone who posed a threat to his community - including, it's rumored, a spy for a national government law enforcement agency - and for this was honored as a legend the whole time he ruled Innocence Falls.
Too bad that only lasted a month. Just this morning, Mayor Dinsmore was found dead in his home with seven bullet holes , and a Mafia-owned revolver on his desk. The local police (except perhaps for a cop or two) are busy figuring out how you fire seven bullets from a revolver, the hospital staff (except perhaps for a doc or two) is giving the fallen mayor's sanity-deprived wife Alicia the utmost attention, and every member of the town's gun enthusiast club (except perhaps for a vig or two) has turned in his gun for inspection, and everyone else in town (except perhaps for a number of citizens, some of whom may have other useful skills) is grieving. Except for the mayor's eight-year-old daughter Allison, who's too concerned with her upcoming ninth birthday party to even notice that daddy's dead. Innocence Falls: not a town known for good parenting.
Oh yeah, and at least one other group isn't sad that the mayor's expired: the Mafia. Reasoning that anyone who doesn't honor the mayor is better off dead regardless, the reigning Lord of Justice decreed that every citizen with a dry cheek must attempt to out the Mafia hidden amongst them via arbitrary lynching. The mayor's daughter is too cute to be subjected to such a cruel fate, but the rest of you monkeys had better lynch right.
To vote for a player, type in
the word "Vote:" followed by that player's name. To vote for no lynch, type in
"Vote: No Lynch". Voting annuls your previous votes - if you have the ability to cast multiple votes, you'll need to recast them all each time you change any of your votes. To annul your previous votes without casting a new vote, type in
the word "Unvote". All votes will be annulled any time a player dies.
If any twenty-four hour period elapses during a Day phase with no players posting, an automatic one-week deadline applies. If that deadline elapses, the game enters the Twilight phase and nobody will be lynched.
All Night phases have automatic ninety-six hour deadlines. If you have a night ability and do not tell me whether you're using it before the deadline, you will not use it.
After a lynching vote is cast or a deadline is passed but before thread is locked, the game is in the Twilight phase. Conversation may continue amongst all players, and votes and daytime abilities will not succeed.
If any seventy-two hour period elapses in which you don't post in thread, you will be prodded. You then have forty-eight hours to post in thread or you will be replaced. If you foresee that you will be inactive, you may avert this only by posting in thread the nature of your inactivity.
The mod is god. Unlike the infallible gods of millenia past, however, the mod will listen to prayers for corrected vote counts, prods on players who went missing a long time ago, rules clarifications, or anything else regarding mod error. The mod will generally post in
- feel free to do so as well if you think the other players are stupid enough to fall for it. The mod will only edit players' posts to fix broken BBCode tags. The mod will talk in third person.
Quoting your role PM word for word will get you modkilled. Talking about the game outside the thread, except under circumstances expressly permitted by your role PM, will get you modkilled. Editing or deleting a post will get you modkilled. Cryptography that requires a computer will get you modkilled. If you're unsure, ask the mod. Modkills will end day only if the killed player is protown.
Once you're dead:
Ghosts don't speak, but they do incoherently shriek. When you are not alive, you may not talk; however, a "bah" post will be allowed under the provision that it does not contain any letters or numbers. Random symbols will get your point across just fine.
Sample role PM wrote:
You are a
. Each night you may go to sleep, and ideally you will wake up. You win when all threats to the town are dead.