here our the rules
The Curse of Sauron is ideally suited for play in an online environment; It can be played in a chat room, on a bulletin board, or in a community forum, just like this one.
Participants must be registered users in the figurerealm.com forums to play, and must adhere to all forum guidelines through out the course of the game.
If there is a game accepting entries, interested users must send a PM (private message) to the host's user account at figurerealm.com and agree to all of the rules posted here. A list of all registered players will be maintained in the registration post and updated throughout the game to reflect the players' statuses. Once the registration period ends, no further entries will be permitted.
A player may only participate in one CoS game at any given time. If a player is participating in a CoS game already in progress (whether active or dead), that player will not be allowed to sign-up for a new game undergoing registration.
Once a player registers for a CoS game, that player will be expected to participate in that CoS game. Prospective players who are unsure of their ability to regularly participate in the game for the posted dates should not register. Registered players who, by choice or necessity, withdraw their participation from a game in progress should show other players the couresy of announcing this publicly.
Once registered, Characters are claimed on a first-come, first-served basis, and once a character is claimed by a player, no other player may use that character.
Players who do not choose a character identity by the end of the registration period will be assigned one randomly by the host. Players whose character identities are randomly assigned (by choice or by default) will be given 1 extra 'vote' in the 'role-playing' category at the end of the game to determine distribution of the 'role-play' Victory Points (see scoring, below).
Each CoS game will contain no less than 10 players and no more than 24 players total, excluding the Storyteller.
Player roles (Normal Warrior, Visionary, or Zombie Slave) will be assigned randomly by the host. There will always be exactly 1 Storyteller and 1 Visionary in each game. The number of Slaves in each game is equal to one-quarter of "X" (rounded down), where "X" is the total number of players in the game minus 1.
Each player will be sent a confirmation PM to their figure realm account of thier secret role and their public character identity before the game begins.
Player roles will be kept SECRET for the duration of the game. Roles will not be revealed by the Storyteller as players are killed. All roles will be revealed only when the game is concluded.
Any revelations by a player of his or her role, whether 'accidental' or deliberate, should be considered an attempt to mislead or manipulate the other players (because it probably is). This is a perfectly acceptable and time-honored tactic. ^_^
Players may 'role-play' their characters if they wish,This is not required, but it will increase the likelyhood of netting 'role-play' Victory Points at the end of the game.
Each 'DAY' of the game will consist of a 48-72 hours time period in the Real World
Each 'NIGHT' of the game will be a 24-hour time period in the Real World
DAY Votes (by all active players) must be submitted PUBLICLY in the forum. Each player voting must post their vote in BOLDED RED ALL-CAPS at normal text size (or larger) so that it can be easily located by all players. Votes may be cast for a 'player' (i.e., I VOTE FOR DEADPOOL) or their character identity (i.e., MY VOTE = STORYTELLER), as desired.
Day Votes must be posted BEFORE 9:00 PM (2300 hrs) CST to be valid. Votes submitted after this cutoff will not be counted.
DAY votes in the forums may NOT be retracted or changed, for any reason. A Day Vote may be cast anytime in the 48-72 hour period, as each player sees fit, before or after any degree of discussion with the other players. However, be sure you are absolutely certain of your vote BEFORE you post it in the forum thread. I repeat, once you post a vote in the forum thread, it MAY NOT be taken back or changed.
For the above reason, no posts in the game thread may be edited by their creator, for any reason. If you make a mistake, or mis-typed something, make a new post to clarify; DO NOT use the 'edit post' button in the game thread.
NIGHT Votes (Zombified Players only) will be submitted IN SECRET to the Storyteller aka Galactape through PM. Votes are not required to be in bolded red all-caps for Night vote PMs, but this convention may be used, if desired.
NIGHT Vote PMs must be posted BEFORE 11:00PM (2300 hrs) CST to be valid. Votes submitted after this cutoff will not be counted.
NIGHT vote PMs may also NOT be retracted or changed, for any reason. A Night Vote PM may be sent anytime in the 24-hour period, as each Zombified player sees fit, before or after any degree of PRIVATE discussion (via PMs) with the other Zombiefied players. However, be sure you are absolutely certain of your vote BEFORE you PM it to the host. I repeat, once you PM your vote to the host, it MAY NOT be taken back or changed.
Each Zombie Slave must submit his or her own vote PM to the host for it to be considered valid. A single Zombie 'ring-leader' may not send the host a PM 'decision' for the whole group.
DAY or NIGHT votes submitted by dead players will not be counted. Dead players are encouraged to continue to participate in the discussions to help their faction win, but they no longer have killing votes.
As for the scenario, that will be set up at the beginning of night 1.