[WF-General] Report on Werewolf game session

Tim Ansell mithro at senet.com.au
Sun Aug 5 11:53:59 PDT 2001

Sounds fun! Might we get a gamming session to write up for the next CB?


Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Grimicus was kind enough to referee a few sessions of Werewolf on IRC
> last night.  The objective was merely to explore how the game rules work
> and gain some idea of what's involved in running it.
> I joined in pretty late; they'd already played through several sessions
> and everyone else knew the rules and had experience with it.  In the
> #werewolf channel there was a bunch of chatter about who was the
> werewolf and who was not.  Everyone asked if I'd play along and I
> agreed.  I learned that a new session had just begun and everyone was
> anxious to get it started.  Grim narrates: "The sun slowly fades from
> view.  Wolves prowl the night..."
> Just then I got summoned to another channel:  #seer!  The rules of
> Werewolf require that there be two werewolves and one seer.  Apparently
> I had been chosen the seer for this game.  The seer had the power to
> accurately learn the true nature of any one of the players, once per
> night.  I knew there was a downside but couldn't remember what it
> was...
> I was asked to "choose someone".  I chose Cyanide; grim revealed him to
> be human.  Grim added that the group had decided previously that it was
> okay to chat privately with folks to solicit help or whatever.
> Meanwhile, the wolves were off killing poor Maclypse, who turned up dead
> that morning, to our dismay.  Alien suspiciously eyed cyanide, who
> pleaded innocent: "I was sleeping like a baby, and I'll take my hand to
> anyone who says otherwise... now Whats With The Ruckus!"  Zzorn eyed
> Jerub as the next suspicious one.  I wondered at zzorn and especially
> alien...
> In channel, the townspeople were voting on who should be lynched that
> first day.  (Each day, the townspeople can choose to hang one member, in
> hopes of getting one of the werewolves-in-disguise.)  Cyanide exclaimed,
> "It's that Alien fellow!  He protests way too much!"  Jerub and zzorn
> likewise voted for Alien.  Blizgerg blabbered a while and then had the
> nerve to vote for me!  "Bryce, who do you vote for?" was asked.  I'd no
> clue!  Nived chose to vote for Bliz.  Since Bliz voted for me, I voted
> for him.  Zzorn and Alien also quickly changed their vote in favor of
> Bliz and so soon came the hanging.
> Immediately we learned our mistake:  Blizgerg was a human!!  Doh!!
> As seer, I was asked again to look, and I decided to look to Alien.
> "Alien appears to be quite furry," reported the game master.  Aha!!!
> The wolves took Nived that night.  "The sun peeks over the horizon, only
> to display a horrible chunk of grass mangled and stained with blood,"
> reported the narrator.
> I /msg'd cyanide and told him I knew him to be human and knew Alien was
> a werewolf.  Cyanide eyed me distrustfully for this unsolicited
> information.
> I had been looking up the werewolf rules on the net and finally found
> them.  The downside to being the seer was that it held the potential of
> making yourself into a target if you revealed yourself too explicitly.
> I endeavored not to make that mistake, yet still wanted to drop heavy
> hints in order to ensure the human side as the winners.  This would be
> tricky...
> This time cyanide and jerub were after zzorn.  Knowing Alien to be a
> true, known threat I pointed my hand to him.  "He is the source of all
> this dissent!  Let us destroy the foul beast!"
> Cyanide changed his vote immediately:  "it must be alien... I just said
> zzorn to see the look in his eyes!  (It was relief!)"
> Alien exclaimed, when the votes were clearly against him: " you're
> making a horrible mistake!  If you pick me, a villager, now, you will
> lose! it's cyanide! i saw him!!"  The votes started to favor Cyanide,
> and he was dragged up to the gallows and the rope tightened over his
> neck.  I took to convincing everyone that it must not be him.  "Wait!"
> I pleaded.  We retallied the votes and zzorn came out in favor of Alien.
> Cy and myself also voted in favor of Alien, and thus we had a majority.
> Jerub still kept his vote for cyanide, and exclaimed Alien's innocence.
> Grimicus put Alien to the gallows, and Alien was quickly revealed to be
> a wolf. Got one!  And Jerub's support of Alien made me think him the
> other werewolf.
> Jerub expressed outrage at Alien for having tricked him, and we all
> retreated for another fitful night of sleep.
> As seer, I got to ask the identity of one of the villagers, and I chose
> Jerub, as he was my biggest suspicion.  He was human!!
> Grimicus narrated, "The next morning, the sun rises, a corpse ripped
> limb from limb can only be identified by its soiled underclothes:
> cyanide moves on to better worlds."
> Knowing Jerub to be human, this narrowed the field to zzorn as the
> werewolf.  But why would he have voted in favor of Alien?  I was
> mystified but had to trust my vision.  "Jerub, you are human, I know
> this from my vision.  I also saw that cy was human and alien was not."
> Jerub exclaimed, "If you are the seer, and I am a villager, then the wolf
> must be zzorn!"
> Zzorn attempted to misdirect Jerub:  "But, I am the one with the scrying
> power. Jerub: Don't listen to him!  He has decieved us all!"
> "zzorn, all of my predictions have been correct," I retorted.
> "zzorn: cyanide suspected you, now I will bring to bear the
> justice he could not deliver."  Jerub added his vote to mine and Zzorn
> was hanged, and thereby revealed as the second werewolf.
> The village had won, the werewolves defeated.
> Bryce
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