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Two Rooms and a Boom IV: A New Potato Nov 17th

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I am hosting another event for anyone who likes social deduction games (think werewolf/mafia/assassins/The Resistance/Murder Mystery Party/etc.). On November 17th, at 11AM PST/2 PM EST, we will be playing as many games of 'Two Rooms and a Boom' as we can. 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 3-5 rounds of 5 or fewer 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 and below. 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.

The last game of the event will include the POPULAR HOT POTATO CARD. Be sure you don't end the event with it!

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.

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I love this event, but sadly I don't think I'll be able to attend. I hope to be back in time for the newest spudlord round.

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