Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Doth with their death bury their parents̓ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-marked love
And the continuance of their parents̓ rage,
Which but their children̓s end, naught could remove,
Is now the two-hours̓traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
It is in this setting of discord and feuding that we base our adventure. The families Capulet and Montague battle to eliminate each other while the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet and their love for each other struggle to survive. The struggle is set in a world similar to that of the Mafia game.
The eight players are split between the two families - Capulet
, four players in each. Noone knows what family anyone else is on, even if they are of the same family. The point of the game is to transform uncertainty into knowledge through strategic skill or pure and utter luck. Players win the game if the family opposing them is wiped out. Each day, players vote to arrange an assassination of one of their peers with a majority vote winning. Each family has a support within their ranks - their family Fortune Teller
. A special role taken on by one player in each family, a role that is not revealed publically except by their choice, it allows the daily discovery of the familial affiliation of another player.
There is a complicating factor mixed in. The Starcrossed Lovers
, are hidden within the ranks of the two families - one in each family. Their goal is not the success of their family - their goal is the elimination of the obstacles to their love, the elimination of the two feuding families. Romeo and Juliet are the only two players who know and can trust others from the start. To win the game, the starcrossed lovers must be the last two standing... a challenging task.
See below for specific details and limitations of the Fortune Tellers and the Starcrossed Lovers as well as specific game rules.