The surviving members of the castle slowly drifted into the Grand Hall, and took their seats. Last to arrive was Mary, looking bleary eyed and unhappy. Lord Dragonator entered, solemnly followed by Majiko and Staudie. Majiko stepped forward and announced that Rotrigous, the condemned once-powerful King's advisor, was indeed a traitor.
Rotrigous is a traitor!
At that, Mary once more broke down in tears and, with many a confused look, slowly stood. Looking around, she declared herself the last remaining traitor, and then, so suddenly that nobody could do anything, she stabbed herself through the chest with a carving knife pulled from her sleeve. Her last words were that she be laid with her dear Ritz...
Man, what a way to go.
Yeah, terrible. Are there any more traitors?
Lord Dragonator pulls a list out of his pocket.
No, all dead now. Let us see who is left.
Lord Gary, played by I Scream Clone.
Lord Savril (aka Savvy), played by Hinckley
Paul the cellar keeper, played by Commanderbly42
Kyle, the castle executioner, played by Trexxen
Friar Brown, played by TheBrickster
Michael, a soldier of the Royal Guard, played by Quarryman
Congratulations to you all.
Hang on, you knew who everyone was all along?
Then why didn't you just capture the traitors immediately?
Because it was hilarious watching them all squabbling and trying to play at tactics. Really, it was great, I think we should do it again sometime. The looks on the faces of the innocent when they were condemned is worth every bit of complaining from the plebs.
Yes, some of the things those people got up to was hilarious. And they were all so gullible at times! Like sheep I tell you!
Thank you Majiko, but they weren't quite that bad.
No I guess not. So they're the winners right? Do they get that big trophy.
Well I guess that would be fair but... have you ever known me to be fair?
Lord Dragonator steps over to the wall and pulls a large lever conveniently hidden behind a statue. A slight rumble is heard beneath the feet of the six winners, and then silence. They sigh with relief. Then the floor falls away and they fall, never to be seen again. Dragonator turns to a camera.
The lesson here ladies and gentlemen, is that no matter what happens, I, Lord Dragonator, am always the victor. I hope you have all enjoyed watching these bumbling fools as much as I have. This brings the season to a close, I hope you will all come back again to see season 2, whenever that is. You have been a fantastic audience.
With that, the time of suffering was over, and the Dragon Masters Kingdom was once again at peace, under the rule of their slightly crazed Dragon Lord...
Or is it...
Well, with that, this game is officially over. Thank you one and all for your participation, and for all your the great moments we have had together. If any of you have enjoyed this half as much as me, then I know it has been a success. For the rest of tonights program, we shall be revealing all the little bits and pieces I'm sure you are all dying to know. First, here is an official list of all the players.
Rotrigous (King's advisor) - ImperialShadows
Lord Ash - TinyPiesRUs
Lady Suzanne - AgentRick57
General Marcus - Batbrick
Mary (a maid) - Zepher (replaced Inertia in Day 4)
Lieutenant Byron - Cpt. Pegleg Blockbeard (replaced Lt. Veers in Day 3)
Lord Martin - Pencoin
Lord Gary - I Scream Clone
Mike (a servant) - stash2sixx
General Spencer - iamded
Michael (a soldier in the royal guard) - Quarryman
Lord Savril - Hinckley
Paul (the cellar keeper) - commanderbly42
Daniel (a young squire) - Flatfoot Thompson
Grim (head of the bodyguard) - WhiteFang
Kyle (the castle torture/executioner) - Trexxen
Friar Brown - TheBrickster
Damien (a doctor and herbalist) - Dovchenko (formerly called sdpirate)
Ernest the Chef - Hyphos
Fred (a soldier in the royal guard) - Adam (replaced KurttKrueger in Day 4)
Calvin (a local fisherman) - Atoll Dweller
That should clear up any confusion there. Now, if you are interested, I have for you to see a very long description of each character. This is what each person was sent at the start of the game.
Rotrigous (king's advisor)
You are a sinister character, who helped to plot the death of the king. You are also very cunning, and want complete power over the keep. For you to win, not only do the traitors need to outnumber the loyalists, but you must kill your leader, Lord Ash, before this happens. At night you may opt to protect someone; you will have the opportunity to kill anyone who attacks your protected person. PM me your choice at the conclusion of each day. Your fellow traitors are:
You suspect that Lord Ash has hired a mercenary who is neither a traitor nor a loyalist to find you out. You will have to be cautious.
You are the leader of the traitors, and are the mastermind behind the king's death. You did not kill him yourself, however your wife, Lady Suzanne, provided the herbs that did it from her garden. You also are suspicious that one of your fellow traitors is trying to kill you for their own ends. As a result of this suspicion, you have hired Calvin, a local fisherman (played by Atoll Dweller) to find out who this is. You are the only person that knows he is not a loyalist, he is instead a mercenary. You win when the traitors (excluding Calvin, as he is a mercenary) outnumber the loyalists. At night you may prevent any other player from using their night action. PM me your choice at the conclusion of each day. Your fellow traitors are:
You are the wife of Lord Ash, who is the leader of the traitors. You yourself are a traitor, and provided the herbs that killed the king from your extensive herb garden. You have no night actions. You win when the traitors outnumber the loyalists. Your fellow traitors are:
You are an army general who has turned bad due too continuous mistrust on the part of the king. You are a traitor to the kingdom, but you hope that with Lord Ash in power your potential will be appreciated. You win when the traitors outnumber the loyalists. At night you may attempt to kill someone. PM me your choice at the conclusion of each day. Your fellow traitors are:
Mary (a maid)
You are a young, flirty maid. You are secretly in love with Lord Byron, and this is why you are a traitor, simply because he is. You have no night actions. You win when the traitors outnumber the loyalists. Your fellow traitors are:
Lieutenant Byron (of the royal guard)
You are an ambitious member of the royal guard who is every wanting more power. You are a traitor, and help by spreading unease through the ranks with untrue rumours. Because of this, some soldiers suspect you of being a traitor. You have no night actions. You win when the traitors outnumber the loyalists. Your fellow traitors are:
Calvin (a local fisherman)
You are a hired man by Lord Ash to help him overthrow the loyalists. You are neither a traitor nor a loyalist; you are a mercenary. You provided the food that the king ate the night he died. Lord Ash also suspects that one of his own men is trying to get him killed, and has asked you to find out who. At night you may attempt to investigate someone. PM me with your choice at the conclusion of each day. You win when the traitors (excluding yourself, as you are hired) outnumber the loyalists and when the traitor who is threatening the life of Lord Ash is dead. You only know one of the traitors, Lord Ash, who is played by TinyPiesRUs.
You are a lord of the keep, and a proud loyalist. You are almost absolutely certain that Mike, a servant, is a traitor, as you saw him leaving the kings bed chamber on the night of his death. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
You are a lord of the keep and a proud loyalist. Your squire, Daniel, has been acting suspiciously lately, and you suspect him of being up to something. Other than that however, he is a good kid and works hard, and you find it hard to believe that he would be a traitior. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
Mike (a servant)
You are a loyal servant of the keep. You delivered a plate of food to the king the night before he died, and are now afraid that you might be blamed for his death. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
You are a proud general and loyal to your kingdom, as well as a good friend of Lord Dragonator. You win when all the traitors have been killed. At night you may attempt to kill someone. PM me with your choice at the conclusion of each day.
Michael (a soldier in the royal guard)
You are a loyal member of the royal guard. You know that someone in the guard is a traitor, as rumours have been being spread, however you are not certain who. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
You are an extremely loyal lord, and a good friend of Lord Dragonator. You know for certain that at least one other lord is a traitor. You win when all the traitors have been killed. At night you may prevent any other player from using their night action. PM me your choice at the conclusion of each day.
Paul (the cellar keeper)
You are a loyal, humble cellar keeper. You may occasionally hear some small bit of information from a guard that has drunk to much; it may or may not be relevant to the general discussion. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
Daniel (a young squire)
You are the squire to Lord Gary. Recently you have been flirting with some of the keep's maids, something that you would be punished for by your Lord if he were to find out. However, despite this, you are diligent in your studies and very loyal to the kingdom. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
Grim (head of the royal guard)
You are the head of the royal guard and loyal to your kingdom. You win when all the traitors have been killed. At night you may opt to protect someone; you will have the opportunity to kill anyone who attacks your protected person. PM me your choice at the conclusion of each day.
Kyle (the castle torturer/executioner)
You are a happy, cheerful guy, who is loyal to the kingdom. You do however have a job that most people would think horrible, but you don't mind this. You win when all the traitors have been killed. At night you may attempt to investigate someone, and torture them if necessary. PM me with your choice at the conclusion of each day.
You are a friar, and secretly a member of the Holy Order. You are very loyal to your kingdom, as you see the lords and king as being chosen by God. As a member of the order, you will occasionally receive small bits of information that may or may not have any relevance to the general discussion. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
What he didn't know was that he could not be killed at night, being protected by the Holy Order.
Damien (a doctor and herbalist)
You are the keep's doctor, and are very interested in herbs as a medicine. You come from a background amongst the Indians, and believe in evil spirits. Your favourite animal is an eagle, as it wards off spirits. You are loyal to the kingdom. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
Ernest the Chef
You are a lively and energetic chef, preparing all the food for the keep. On the night the king died you sent a servant up to the king's chambers with a plate of food, and you suspect that something must have been slipped into it. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
Fred (a soldier in the royal guard)
You are a cheerful, loyal soldier, with nothing to worry about. You win when all the traitors have been killed. You have no night actions.
Well, hopefully that was interesting. Now for the good bit, feedback. I want to know your opinions on the game, what you enjoyed, what you disliked, what you would love to see again and what you think could be done better. Please take some time to think on this, as your feedback will help decide whether I run another game and what things will be included. Also, if somebody else has the next EB game in the works, now might be a good time to announce it. I know I'll be in, whatever the setting. I need a break from hosting.
Anyway, here are a few of my own thoughts on what I could do better for next time, please feel free to comment on these, as well as adding your own comments too.
- I feel a bit more preparation in the pictorial section was needed. I managed all right in the end, but I think fr next time I'll have some much larger and grander scenes prepared in advance, so it isn't so rushed.
- Possibly less interaction from the host. I know that once or twice I was a little to active for some players likings, and I respect that. I do think however that it is good for me to be in there a little, mainly to stir thins up and get people thinking. This was Majiko's job, he was mainly there to give a mixture of true and false information. All the discovering though should definitely be left up to the players, and I did avoid giving people away, as that would be unfair. I also tried to make it a little harder for those players who survived into the later days by giving statements and questions to which they should be required to defend themselves. All to try and get you thinking. Do you think I succeeded in this? I know that I'll certainly be a little more subtle in some things next time, although there were a few clues people didn't pick up on.
- A couple of adaptations to the rules, the main one being that every person is required to vote every day. That was one of the major draw backs of this game, that on some days nobody voted. Next time, it shall be a rule that somebody must be convicted each day. This will not only stop the game from dragging, but will also hopefully make everyone think a little more about who they're voting for, rather than following the crowd.
- Next time I think the game will have less players, perhaps a maximum of 16. 21 was just to much, especially when some people didn't even participate. Anyway, I think less people will make for a shorter yet much more fun game.
That's all I can think of right now, although there will of course be plenty of other minor changes. Now I want to hear what you all have to say. Was it a good game? What needs improving? If you have any questions about the game still, then ask away, as I am happy to explain.
Once again, thanks for your participation, everyone, and congratulations to the six people who survived to the end. Well almost anyway. A big thanks to all of you, to all the people who have been reading these, and to the staff for letting me run this in the first place. It was a pleasure hosting this game, and I am most certainly looking forward to playing with (and against) some of you in the next EB game, whenever that may be. Now, let's get out of this castle, I need some fresh air.
Edited by ImperialShadows, 05 September 2008 - 03:06 PM.
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