How does the game work?
The game is a strategy and sneaking game. Though plenty of 'role playing' is done in the 'flavor text', the primary point of the game is to discover the murderers among you, Jack Frost and Krampus, in which cabin the murder occurred, and the method of murder or to ensure all of the Snowmen are killed before they can find out about you, depending on your alignment. The players are each assigned a role before the game begins, the Snowmen making up one team and Jack Frost and Krampus the other. The goal for either side is to eliminate the opposite. Feel free to make descriptions of what you are doing, have fun with it, etc, but these will not affect the game-play, only the voting truly affects the game.
After receiving roles, the game begins upon the Hostess allowing guests entry into the guest cabins to begin their investigations. Each 'hour', a guess of the murderer, method and choice of venue will be due to the Hostess who will confirm one correct guess, or inform you that your guesses were incorrect.
During each round, you must make a post including which cabin you will be investigating. You may change your cabin as many times as you like before the round ends. This is the cabin you will submit in your guess as being the scene of the murder.
You may publicly announce an accusation at any time, but if it is incorrect, you will be removed from the game. If it is correct, you are the winner.
Each night, Jack Frost and Krampus will have a choice to murder any player holding the highest number of confirmed suspicions. If two people have 1 confirmed suspicion and no one else does, they will have to choose between those two. They also has the choice not to murder if it suits their interests better.
-Once the game has started, no new players can join unless requested by the GM to replace a member who had to leave.
-You must have access to PMs to play this game. I'm sorry unapproved members.
-The game decides your alignment, not your friendships.
-Your role will be PMd to you before the game begins.
-You are required to submit suspicions.
-The game is a game of lies and deception. Lying about your role, motivation, and what others have said/done in private is encouraged.
-All participants are encouraged to talk amongst each other in private. Please use forum PMs, and add Saffron to any messages sent.
-Remember that everything you hear could be a lie... who can you really trust?
*Thanks to Remiel for the basic idea of a murder mystery game.