IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL RULE:
In addition to voting on who will be killed every day, you will also vote on how the story will progress. At the end of every Significant Story Post the Storyteller makes, there will be two options for how the story should progress. For instance:
(Example Story Post) The group is in a room with a door and a sealed envelope.
(EXAMPLE, NOT REAL)Story Decision: Will you OPEN THE DOOR or OPEN THE ENVELOPE?(EXAMPLE, NOT REAL)
IN THE SAME POST AS YOUR DAY VOTE, YOU WILL VOTE IN PURPLE WHICH STORY ACTION YOU WISH FOR THE GROUP TO PARTAKE IN.
There is no penalty for not voting for which story action will be taken, but your purple vote must be in the same post as your red vote or it will not be counted. This will simplify the process.
For instance, one would post:
I will vote for Grognack. Also, I think we should exit through the door.
All ties will be broken by the storyteller.
Let the game begin:
Curse of Ret-Talus XI:
THE ADMIRAL’S AN IDIOT
Your vision is blurred. It slowly shifts back into place as you regain consciousness. Why oh why didn’t I take the blue pill?
You look around. You find you are in a large metal silo. A metal walkway circles the upper portion of this silo, 20 feet above where you stand.
You see what looks like a television sitting on the ground. You try to push the power button, but your finger hits into the finger of every other person in the room. They all did the exact same thing as you, as if you were all reading the story fluff at the same time.
You try to differentiate yourself from the group by sticking your tongue out and wagging it around. However, everyone else wags their tongue back at you.
You take a few moments trying to think of some clever way to beat the system. After a short while you accept that everyone is going to be mimicking your every action, as you are all reading the same text.
You jab at the power button of the TV again. Many fingers are jammed as they hit one another, but through the madness the TV set turns on. Strange text appears on the screen. Upon closer inspection, you see that it is really the computer you are sitting in front of.
Suddenly it all comes flooding back to you.
Last night esper88 told you to follow the White Eater, and after confronting some agents and a cute girl named Gunner (not to be confused with the Gunner in this game), you chose to swallow the red pill.
esper88 had you sit in front of a computer, where you realized the horrible truth. The Summoner Wars universe is the real world and Earth was just a lie created by Colby Dauch to blind you from the truth.
You look down at yourself and fully realize that you are no longer your former self, but [insert your character’s name] from the Summoner Wars universe.
Still reeling from all the confusing paradoxes, you hear footsteps on the metal platform above. You look up. Then you look at every else, as you saw out of the corner of your eye that they looked up at the same time as you.
Still getting used to this odd system, you look up at the metal walkway. A figure has appeared high above your newfound prison.
“Hello people. It’s me. The Admiral. You all thought I was an idiot, but boy were you good. You all thought you could steal my black powder. Try to give me psychic powers, will you? Stop confusing it. That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? Well you weren’t very mistaken.”
You become very confused and decide to shout at him.
You are jarred by the fact that everyone else shouted with you. You take a moment to let this phenomenon settle in further. You fully accept that everyone is doing the same thing as you, and shout again.
“What are you talking about?”
“What am I talking about? You know what you all did. Not going to let you. Some of you guys are MOLES. Members of my secret evil empire sent here to kill the other ones in a game-like setting. You may refer to them as ZOMBIES for the sake of convenience.
“I got jealous of Ret-Talus and his little mind game, so I decided to make my own. But I couldn’t think of any good ideas, so I just stole the one Ret-Talus made. My MOLES are going to slowly kill you from within your own ranks unless you stop them first. It's all part of my master plan to take over all of Valhalla. For further information, refer to the Curse of Ret-Talus rules and regulations.”
Not sure what to make of the meta-theatricality, you notice that Ret-Talus is among you. Unless you are Ret-Talus, in which case you are shocked to find the rest of the group noticing you. If you are Ret-Talus, you begin to regain your free will.
“That’s right Ret-Talus. Trapped in your own game. And where’s your precious beauty? It’s not yours.”
You now notice that half of those among you belong to the Cloaks faction.
“That’s right. Strange, isn’t it? Them's the breaks. It seems esper88 randomly assigned you a character from a very restricted pool. It’ll probably all add up to something in the end. Or not maybe it’s just the Admiral’s world.”
The Admiral walks away and slams a door behind him. Thoroughly confused and nursing a raging headache, you realize you must regain your free will by differentiating yourself from the others.
Story Decision: Will you CLIMB TO THE WALKWAY or ATTACK THE WALL?
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This Basic+ Game contains: 1 Undefined Special Role, 1 Visionary, 2 Moles(Zombies)
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