You awake with a splitting headache in a strange room. You find a tape and a tape player in your pocket (what you received via PM). After listening to your tape, you begin to explore. You meet other people in this strange house, and you all begin to gather in one large area. You count 41 people in the room. Finally, one last straggler enters, and a tape begins to play. During the night, many special roles get to do their thing (for instance, the two "mafia" groups get to select one person to kill). Everyone else just sits tight and waits to see what the day brings. During the day, people get to discuss the game, and decide who to lynch. To vote for a player, you type something like Lynch Hipmonlee or perhaps color it. Votes that aren't in bold or colored will not be counted. You cast your lynch vote only during the day, and you do it in this thread. Days will last 48-72 hours (I say how long each day will last). Nights will last 24-48 hours (I say when it ends). Day ends at the time limit for sure. Generally, day also ends when there is a majority vote to lynch someone (if a majority isn't reached, then the person with the most votes at day's end is lynched). You can talk to whoever you want, day or night. There are 10 people aligned with the Wrathful. There are 13 aligned with the Betrayers. Everyone else is aligned with the Lustful. I make no promises that your math will work out, however. Night time deaths are night time deaths. In general, there is no way to distinguish a person killed by group 1 from a person killed by special ability a. When your group is the only group left, you win! You win with the group. Even if you are lynched day 1 and are part of Mafia A, if Mafia A ends up winning, you win as well. When you die, you are dead. If you say anything relating to the game after you are dead in the thread, in another thread, on IRC, in PM, or anywhere else, I will personally hunt you down and give at as severe an infraction as I can. Do not ruin the game for everyone else just because you're bitter over losing / are generally a bad human being. This includes stuff like "Oh man now that I'm dead Lesm is going to eat you all because he's the wolf!". There are no "last words"; you don't get a "dying breath". You die when I post a message saying you are dead. Do not copy + paste anything I send you in PM (in other words, what I send you the first night, for most of you). The exceptions to this would be all members of both mafia (they can copy and paste only to each other) and anyone I expressly allowed to do so in PM. If you have any questions about your roles, don't hesitate to PM me. If you are in a group with a leader, you may want to ask this leader questions first, as they may have the relevant information. This night will last until 2008-Jan-03 at 00:00. However, there is one more thing which you may want to know. Attempting to use any special role abilities tonight may have a higher price than you are willing to pay for the results. Use your powers wisely. This day will last until 2008-Jan-06 00:00. Day 1 began here. This night will last until 2008-Jan-08 00:00. Night 2 began here. This day will last until 2008-Jan-11 00:00. Day 2 began here. This night will last until 2008-Jan-14 00:00. Night 3 began here. Game over. You can go to #saw for real-time chat, but all final decisions must be posted on the forum. The following players are in this game: 1. Max 2. Lord Gloom 3. Gormenghast 4. Shiv 5. Jackal 6. StrangerDanger 7. BlueKirby 8. Fishin 9. Mr .378 10. Thunderpup 11. m0nkfish: Wrathful 12. SePh 13. Pidgeot79 14. Lord_Sunday 15. Hipmonlee: Lustful 16. Dak 17. Mekkah 18. Hyra 19. Venom 20. cookie 21. CaptKirby 22. Judgement 23. Basics: Lustful 24. the Lexx 25. gmax 26. West 27. Zephyrman 28. Portugeez 29. cook 30. WER 31. gsumbreon 32. GetThunderStruck 33. R2-D2-Rules! 34. Bioshock: Lustful 35. Minwu 36. Isy 37. Bulblax 38. zerowing 39. JimBob 40. koalakid 41. Havak 42. Pillowrath It is currently day time. Let the game begin.