Monday, February 01, 2010

Proposal: A Strange Aftertaste

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Feb 2010 08:44:18 UTC

Add a new subrule of Rule 2.2 (Life and Death), called “Poison”:-

The Food and Drinks in Cartlesham Manor may each be either Poisoned or Safe. Both start as Safe. Whenever an Incident occurs, if any Guests are Poisoned, the Executor shall select one of those Guests at random. That Guest becomes Dead.

After the first paragraph of Rule 2.7.2 (Functions of Roles), add:-

Performing actions around the house can be thirsty work. If the Drinks are Poisoned when a Guest exercises a power from this rule, the Executor may change that Guest’s Status to “Poisoned”, within 24 hours of the power being exercised.

Add a new subrule to Rule 2.8 (Manor Plan) called “Dining Room”:-

As a weekly Action, if a non-Dormant Guest is alone in the Dining Room and the Lights are On, they may Serve Dinner by posting a blog entry to that effect. Upon doing so, every Guest in the Dining Room becomes Healthy. If the Food is Poisoned, the Executor may change to “Poisoned” the Status of any Guest who was in the Dining Room at the time when Dinner was Served, with 24 hours of Dinner being Served.

Add a new subrule to Rule 2.8 (Manor Plan) called “Dining Room”:-

As a weekly Action, if a non-Dormant Guest is in the Kitchen and the Lights are On, they may restock the larder by posting a blog entry to that effect. Upon doing so, the Food and Drinks both become Safe unless the Guest taking this action is a Murderer, in which case they both become Poisoned.

Make the second paragraph of Rule 2.5.1 (Genealogy) into a subrule of Rule 2.8 called “Study”.

Make the first paragraph of Rule 2.5.1 (Genealogy) into a subrule of Rule 2.8 called “Library”.

Repeal Rule 2.5.1.

To the list of actions in Rule 2.6, add:-

  • Poison food or drinks. This action may only be taken by a Murderer, and only taken in the Kitchen. A Dark List may contain only one Poison action. The Murderer must specify whether Food or Drinks are being poisoned; upon doing so, those items become poisoned. Taking this action makes a Glugging Noise.

 

An attempt to do something with the “Poisoned” guest status - the murderers can poison food and drink by sneaking into the kitchen. Performing a role action (which is currently something of a no-brainer) would then have a chance of making you Poisoned, if the house’s drinks had been drugged.

(Since we’re making a subrule for a specific room, we might as well move the Study and Library actions out into their own rules.)

Comments

Put:

02-01-2010 16:15:03 UTC

I think you wrote dining room instead of kitchen there or something, also “As a weekly Action, if a non-Dormant Guest is alone in the Dining Room…Upon doing so, every Guest in the Dining Room becomes Healthy.”
But wouldn’t that mean you could only serve dinner to yourself?
(also wouldn’t that mean that a dead body in the dining room could come back to life ? O_o

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-01-2010 16:18:37 UTC

You’re right, that second rule should have been called “Kitchen”. And the Dining Room mechanic was meant to be “not alone”, I must have mistyped.

You can’t make a Dead Guest Healthy by feeding them, though - Rule 2.2 defines which states can follow which others, and “If a Guest is Dead, they cannot become anything other than Dead.”

Put:

02-01-2010 16:25:58 UTC

Ah, well won’t it still transform restrained guests to healthy ones?

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-01-2010 16:31:19 UTC

Oh, yes, good point.

against Self-kill, but would be good to hear some feedback on whether the basic mechanic should be reproposed.

tecslicer:

02-01-2010 17:05:50 UTC

So the only way to be healed from poisoned is to go to the Dinning room and have someone serve dinner, or have the Apothecary come heal you? I kind of like it.

Kevan: HE/HIM

02-01-2010 17:07:51 UTC

Hmm, maybe the murder should have to choose between a straight kill and a poisoning, now that you put it like that. (With a poisoning effectively functioning as a single delayed kill.)

spikebrennan:

02-01-2010 17:38:48 UTC

Should the ability to serve dinner be limited (say, to Servants)?  Should only non-servants be able to eat dinner?

Better not Restrain anyone in the dining room—serving dinner would free them