MadCast: Mike

Two Rooms and a Boom 10/21/2020 9 P.M. EST

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You may be thinking, what the heck is this? Well, in that case you are about to experience a MadCast throwback, but a good throwback!

For those of you who don't know, Two Rooms and a Boom is a social deduction Discord game (so no additional installations required) that wonderful @MadCast: VoShay introduced to the community last year. He has been kind enough to lend me the materials to reboot the event, starting a chain of events I'd like to host during the midweek time (sometimes Wednesdays, sometimes Thursdays, maybe even some Fridays, we'll just have to see depending on my school schedule). I'd like to keep it relatively light, but touch on multiple different games that aren't played as much or don't have a current weekly event (Secret Hitler, League of Legends/TFT, Two Rooms and a Boom, maybe some civilization V or something along those lines). As it gets going, I'd love for those attending to drive the selection of the next week's game.

Anyways, VoShay laid out the rules VERY well when he posted the original thread for this, so I will be copypasta-ing them here (while citing my sources to avoid plagiarism :P )

If the turnout is good, we MAY even get to see the crowning of an ancient, special, and secret role after the last game of the night. This role has been worn by the most esteemed people in MadCast. You definitely want to be here to witness the next beholder of the secret title. 

 

 

The rules for the game are simple- Everyone is separated into two (Discord) Voice Channels, and teams are randomly assigned, with one person being the President on the Blue team, and one person being the Bomber on the Red team. In this tense hostage situation, you can trust no one- and the elected leader of each room will send one (or more people) as a trade between rooms as people desperately try to figure out who is working for who, where the President is, and more importantly, where is the bomb?!

After 3-6 rounds of typically less than 5 minutes, the final trade occurs. If the Bomber is where the President is, the Blue team loses. If the President and the bomber are in two different rooms, then the red team loses. A more thorough explanation will be provided at game time. Games typically take less than thirty minutes, and I'm looking forward to getting as many people together as possible and getting as many rounds in as we feel like. Please post below to show your interest and help me get a good idea of the size of the crowd we'll see that day.

Instructions and Rules:

Goal:

Blue Team- At the end of the game, for the President to not share a room with the bomber.

Red Team- At the end of the game, for the President to share a room with the bomber.

Gambler- At the end of the game, before the team victory is announced, they must predict who will win publicly. If correct, the Gambler wins with that team.

How to Play:

The group will be divided into equal groups and separated into two Discord rooms. Everyone is given a character card. This is considered secret info unless shared. A 3 minute (or longer) timer is started. The following occurs:

1. A leader is selected. The first person nominated by someone other than themselves becomes the leader of that room. Leaders may be deposed/changed by the current leader giving leadership to a willing player, or by a majority vote of confidence. You can call for the replacement leader to be yourself, unlike the original nomination of a leader. Leaders choose who hostages are each round, but cannot choose themselves. Myself and any chosen volunteers will be in rooms to verify these changes.

2. During the 3+ minutes of the round, you converse with the people in the room with you. You may speak publicly in voice, you may show the entire room your card by announcing your color and role, or you may private message/query anyone IN your room in Discord to privately share cards or discuss teams. The rules at this time:

  • You must stay in that (discord channel) room unless you move to the other room as a hostage later.
  • If you ask to share cards, you must share cards both ways- there is no 'tricking' someone into telling you their card and not telling them back.
  • You can ONLY share cards with someone in your room. If you are later in different rooms, please refrain from messaging that person again for the duration of that game/your time in different rooms.
  • If there are 10 or more players, you may share only the color instead of the whole card (color and role). If you set up color and role, you must show color and role back.
  • You are welcome to lie, bluff, mislead, organize, etc. as much as you want, but you must be completely honest when sharing cards with someone as a trade.  (e.g. you can tell the entire room that you are blue, or you can try to get the room to share colors verbally, but if you and someone else are going to share cards, you must TELL THE UNVARNISHED TRUTH about your color and role (unless only sharing color in a 10+ person game).

3. When the round timer ends, Leaders pick 1 hostage (potentially more in a large game- I will instruct if different) to trade rooms. Leaders cannot pick themselves. When leaders have figured out who to trade, the trade happens, and a 2 minute (or longer) timer begins. The third round is 1 (or more) minutes long. More rounds, or longer rounds, may be instituted to facilitate better play in a voice server vs. a physical house as needed. You will be aware of any changes to the rules.

4. We determine who wins by having the President, the Bomber, and everyone else reveal who they are.

Edited by MadCast: Mike

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21 hours ago, MadCast: Mike said:

If the turnout is good, we MAY even get to see the crowning of an ancient, special, and secret role after the last game of the night. This role has been worn by the most esteemed people in MadCast. You definitely want to be here to witness the next beholder of the secret title. 

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If the turnout is good, we MAY even get to see the crowning of an ancient, special, and secret role after the last game of the night. This role has been worn by the most esteemed people in MadCast. You definitely want to be here to witness the next beholder of the secret title. 

Esteemed isn't the word I would have chosen.... 

 

But it may indeed be your turn to shibe, dear reader, should you attend this game. :giggle:

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