Table of Contents
2. Roles and Stuff
3. Game Tracking
4. TWG XI Host Sign-Ups!
5. Individual Clues
6. Game Log and Group Clues1. Awards
MVP goes to both im_lost and TheAdj!
im_lost who has played in many TWG games before pulled out all the stops this time around. Not only did he quickly manage to form an alliance with the Guardian, but was also able to find the Artifact by Night Three! He also told the wolves that he was the Seer and still
managed to survive the game!
TheAdj a new player to TWG and a wolf did some really tricky things that are major wolf accomplishments. If the wolves had managed to take out im_lost on night two this game would have gone VERY differently. Not only was TheAdj able to sway Theslan and build up a strong network for the wolves throughout the game, but he and Petco set up a fake seer gambit after Isamil died which almost worked. Very tricky, and very well played!
Eternaly_lost also gets an honourable mention! By night two he already held five of the individual clues. 2. Roles and Stuff1. im_lost (Survived!)2. Eternaly_Lost (Wolf and Investigator – Lynched Day Four)3. Nightstalker (Psychic – Wolfed Night Four)4. Comprox (Guardian – Wolfed Night Six)5. Xentor (Survived!)6. screaming_tree4 (Lynched Day Two)7. Demiguise (Lynched Day Three)8. Petco (Wolf – Lynched Day Seven)9. EMP_Demon (Wolfed Night Seven)10. doomchica (Wolfed Night Five)11. TheAdj (Wolf – Lynched Day Six)12. Omegaman (Lynched Day One)13. Chakuu (Survived!)14. Theslan (Survived!)15. Isamil (Wolf - Killed by Artifact Day Five)16. GrayDuck (Survived!)17. Mantrid (Wolfed Night Two)3. Game Tracking
im_lost seers doomchica
Clue 1: Xentor
Clue 2: Chakuu
Clue 3: Isamil
Clue 4: im_lost
Clue 5: Petco
Clue 6: TheAdj
im_lost seers Comprox
Comprox guards im_lost
Wolves kill Mantrid
Clue 1: doomchica
Clue 2: Theslan
Clue 3: Chakuu
Clue 4: Eternaly_Lost
Clue 5: Nightstalker
Clue 6: EMP_Demon
im_lost seers Xentor
Comprox guards im_lost
Wolves kill im_lost
Clue 1: EMP_Demon
Clue 2: TheAdj
Clue 3: Theslan
Clue 4: GrayDuck
Clue 5: Isamil
im_lost seers Eternaly_Lost
Comprox guards im_lost
Wolves kill Nightstalker
im_lost seers EMP_Demon
Comprox guards im_lost
Wolves kill doomchica
im_lost seers TheAdj
Comprox guards im_lost
Wolves kill Comprox
im_lost seers Petco
wolves kill EMP_Demon4. TWG XI Host Sign-Ups!
If you would like to host TWG XI please send your description to me at freak83 AT gmail DOT com
Because of the recent forum inactivity I also have a suggestion for anyone who wishes to host. One idea that popped into my head is to include in your game a player who would be an active spectator. This player could sign up for the role prior to the game but would not be a human, or a wolf. He would not vote and could not be killed. Because of this he would simply be able to comment on the game and hopefully stir up some forum activity. This is simply a suggestion, so please feel free to include or not include it when you apply to host.
Also, from this point I will not be running the host-elections each game. It will be an additional responsibility of the game host to run the next host sign-ups and elections. Because I hosted TWG X I will be running the sign-ups and elections for TWG XI. However the host of TWG XI will run it for TWG XII, and so forth.5. Individual Clues
In this game the Artifact played a large role, perhaps too large of a role or maybe it was just enough? Either way, one of the ways you could get it was by finding the individual clues. Here’s where they were located:
1. Only the fifth number is even
2. The lowest digit is "2"
3. The first number follows the fifth number
4. The first and second number when added will equal "10"
5. The sum of the second and third number is the same of that of the sum of the first and second number
6. The second number in the sequence is not the largest number in the sequence
Prior to the game, I numbered them in the way it was best to solve them. To run through it:
_ _ _ _ 2 – After reading the first two clues, this is what you should be able to figure out. The lowest number is 2 and only the last digit is even. Quite simply it’s the only place it can go.
3 _ _ _ 2 – After clue three, you should be able to figure out the first digit is three.
3 7 _ _ 2 – After clue four, you know the second number has to be ‘7’ since 3+7=10
3 7 3 _ 2 – After clue five, you know that the third number must also be ‘3’
3 7 3 9 2 – Clue five doesn’t tell you what the fourth number is but it eliminates all other possibilities. Since you know the second number isn’t the largest, the fourth number has to be either ‘8’ or ‘9’. If you re-read clue number one, only the fifth number is even. By process of elimination the only possible number it can be is ‘9’.6. Game Log and Group Clues
This was the game log I kept. In it I also included my description of how to read the group clues.
NIGHT ONE (End)
So far the game has gotten off to a very interesting start. In my oppinion I think the wolves currently have a HUGE advantage. For one thing, Eternaly_Lost who is a wolf is also the investigator. He will always find a clue in a room he searches as long as that room contains a clue.
Secondly, tonight three of the four wolves managed to find an individual clue. They already have 50% of the individual clue puzzel on their side! Uh oh! I'm also wondering if anyone has spotted any of the group clues so far... I warned them that they would be very vague but how seriously did they take me? One of the group clues was in the pregame thread where I said they would have to thinK "Outside the box" to understand the group clues.... funny thing was that was one of the clues right there. TWG X IS in fact the box, and if they only use the group clues within the game they're not gonna get anywhere. The second and third group clue were both given in the picture of the vault.
The second clue was that I showed them the combination was 5 characters long, and I used 5 zero's to show it. The third group clue was also in that picture, this one was the most obvious clue I gave and I hoped it wasn't too obvious but I guess not. Did they notice that the "design" on the vault are the roman numerals IV? If they inspected TWG IV: Freya they would notice that the game is 5 characters long... just like the vault code. Coincidence? I think not.
Finally the fourth group clue was in the Day One story. In the story im_lost talks about his past, and his past was taken straight out of the story for TWG II. Notice any similarities? This clue is of course biased towards players who actually took part in TWG II but I trust that im_lost will point this out. He already did say in the IRC channel:
<im_lost> tying this story with a previous one, that's interesting
Yes, the clue shows that I'm using stuff from other TWG games. How long will it take them to piece this puzzel together? I can't wait!
DAY TWO (START)
A lot of activity has gone by since night one ended. Four pages for the first day, I'm very happy to see the amount of discussion going on and people seem to like the whole 'minigame' integrated into TWG. It adds stuff to talk about. Now... throughout day one people ended up talking a lot about the individual clues, it turns out that our investigator/wolf Eternaly_Lost who didn't actually find any clue night one is now in possession of five of them. His wolf comrades picked up one clue each so that gave him three right there, he was then able to smooth talk his way into getting a clue from im_lost and Nightslayer so he now has five clues. Oh yeah, he also learned that Nightstalker is the Psychic so the wolves have that information, they're doing REALLY well. The day ended and they bandwagoned Omegaman off for being inactive. One human down.
Nightime comes and im_lost seers Comprox, I'm pretty sure he learned that Comprox is the Guardian shortly after talking to him because soon enough I get a PM from Comprox telling me he wants to protect im_lost. The wolves are doing well but there now appears to be a seer and guardian alliance, quite a powerful combination. Demiguise and Mantrid both did not send me any map movements tonight, and the wolves for some weird unexplainable reason chose to kill Mantrid. I thought for sure Nightstalker was going to die but I guess they figured if he told someone else that Eternaly_Lost knew he was the Psychic he would be gone for sure.
In terms of group clues I gave one more out in the going into night and one more in the going into day story. Both were REALLY vague especially the latter. In the going into night story I posted this: "Please if you are able to figure out the combination send a text message to my personal cell phone number listed here on the screen. I wish all of you the best of luck, and happy hunting!"
See the thing I'm doing here is basically saying "if you figure out the combination" do this. I mean, I don't want to make anything too obvious here but when you see something stand out like this you know something has to be up. Take a look at your cell phone or any touchtone phone and you will see letters on each of the numbers. Now go look at TWG IV: Freya and spell out "Freya" on your phone. Know what you'll enter? 37392, that's the combination. Actually Petco was really close with his guess from the previous night. He guessed 37344, close one. The going into daytime story was even more vague with the clue. Basically in the story there three near death situations, and then the fourth person died. Yeah count 'em, four. Notice this common trend with that number?
People have also started talking more about the group clues so I've been a little lienient in the day phase so far and given some clarification on them. They now know a bit more and I restated the group clue from pregame about thinking outside the box. I know, I'm way too freaking nice.
im_lost also gave me a little bit of information at this point of what's been going on with him behind the scenes. Basically he and Comprox have been working together discussing possible codes and getting clues. It turns out that im_lost got the one from me, plus two from others, and Comprox got two from others as well. Doomchica also has one clue and im_lost intends to get it from her once she gets home. If he does have all the correct clues then indeed, im_lost or Comprox will most definatly have the combination tonight. I don't know what those wolves are up to yet but if they can get that last clue (or figure out my group one) they can get it too. Either way I think the artifact will be found tonight. On a completely unrelated side note, my World of Warcraft month just ended and I don't know if I'm going to get it again until spring. =(
im_lost messaged me earlier telling me that he thinks he knows what the combination is and he showed me his guess. Yep, looks like he's got it but have the wolves got it too? Anyway, it's the first to PM it to me at night that counts. I wonder who will get it first.
NIGHT SEVEN (START)
It's been a long while since I made any logs but there's been quite a few things happening and I need to put my thoughts together. First of all, since I last wrote, the psychic died, so did the guardian and three wolves. Right now there are two sides, on one we have the human network of im_lost, Comprox (dead), EMP_Demon, and I believe Xentor. On the other side is Petco and TheAdj (dead), and in the middle we have Theslan and Chakuu who haven't really taken any side, or at least are having trouble doing so.
Right after the Artifact killed Isamil I got a PM from TheAdj who was obviously quite mad. The wolves were doing quite well, and without this death the probability for a wolf win was much higher. TheAdj was the first player to send me detailed game logs with some of his conversations with Isamil, Comprox, and Theslan. A quote from TheAdj's log with Isamil:
[Isamil]: in the event that im_lost is lynched(which is looking pretty good right now), make sure you move and search bedrooms
[TheAdj`]: im *in* bedrooms
[Isamil]: ah, had the wrong map
[TheAdj`]: i moved here anticipating killing him today
[TheAdj`]: theslan is here as well
[Isamil]: chakuu can move and search there
[TheAdj`]: if it drops theslan or myself will get it
[Isamil]: chakuu has a chance
[TheAdj`]: im the middel of my ansl match
[Isamil]: <Isamil> do I get to find out the reason?
[Isamil]: <im_lost> i'm the seer
[Isamil]: <im_lost> so i know who most of the humans are
[Isamil]: <im_lost> eternaly_lost was a wolf
[Isamil]: <Isamil> I'd buy it
[Isamil]: <im_lost> i don't know any of the other wolves for sure
[Isamil]: <im_lost> but i'm guessing that both petco and theadj are wolves also
This was right before Isamil got lynched. im_lost actually told him that he's the seer, quite a bold move really. Shortly after in the same conversation:
[TheAdj`]: either way we need to take him out
[TheAdj`]: and today
[TheAdj`]: ok times about to end
[TheAdj`]: BAM im_lost down
[Isamil]: <Isamil> I really don't buy your story
[Isamil]: <im_lost> actually, unfortunately for you
[Isamil]: <im_lost> the artifact that i have will kill you instead of me
[TheAdj`]: We'll see
[TheAdj`]: I know he has the artifact
[Isamil]: so do I
[TheAdj`]: he won't survive tonight
[Isamil]: <Comprox> sigh
[Isamil]: <Comprox> you should of listened
Of course at this point Isamil is now dead. Shortly after, Comprox is taken out as well. Now im_lost who has been guarded for the past umpteen nights is no longer safe. The game at this point is just like any other TWG.
Now I'm being somewhat biased here but I'm rooting for the wolves this game, and what I do like about Isamil getting voted out was the creativity it inspired on the remaining wolves part. TheAdj told me he was going to do a fake seer gambit with Petco, and the next day I get messaged on IRC by poor Theslan who's caught up in the middle of it. Unfortunatly my IRC doesn't save logs but I recall him saying something to me along the lines of:
Theslan: Before I went to sleep I was 100% TheAdj was human, now I'm not so sure anymore.
Here's where the two sides have come in. Theslan had to decide which side to take, so as the day went on and the voting took place he abstained from voting and took a phantom to save himself from being wolfed tonight. im_lost at this point also sent me some logs so I know what's been going on with Theslan since I last spoke to him.
11:17 AM im_lost: so, you said you don't suspect grayduck of being a wolf
11:17 AM im_lost: how much do you trust theadj to claim that she is a wolf?
11:17 AM im_lost: how much do you trust me?
11:17 AM Theslan: I don't trust you at all.
11:17 AM Theslan: put it simply.
11:18 AM Theslan: I just trust TheAdj less now.
11:18 AM Theslan: The only reason why I would ever consider this is Comprox's death.
11:18 AM Theslan: I'll even accept TheAdj's idea of you killing your fellow wolf to gain human network credibility.
The fake seer gambit ploy was very nice, unfortunatly there were some contradictions to it as Theslan pointed out and can probably speak about better than me. But the one thing that DOES stand out is that the wolves killed Comprox. Since Comprox and im_lost were obviously allies this game, that wolfing really screwed over their ploy. Other than that it was very nice. As Theslan and im_lost later discussed:
11:44 AM Theslan: I believe there are 2 wolves left.
11:44 AM Theslan: The 4 wolves in my opinion are: Eternally_lost, TheAdj, Petco, and Isamil... assuming you are who you are. But really, I think you are.
11:45 AM im_lost: if that's the case, the wolves know i'm the seer
11:45 AM Theslan: I think they do.
11:45 AM Theslan: That's another reason why I'm wary.
11:45 AM im_lost: i told isamil i was the seer right before he put his vote on me
The trust grows, and not before long:
1:08 PM Theslan: I'll take a phantom. I don't want to openly tell TheAdj that I am well... against him now.
1:09 PM Theslan: With only 4 votes for Grayduck, TheAdj should not be able to survive.
1:09 PM Theslan: er, 3 votes for Grayduck.
1:10 PM im_lost: that works
1:10 PM Theslan: I'm going to be so annoyed at the end if TheAdj turns out to be correct.
I haven't got the wolf kill yet but I'm interested in seeing who it is. Currently I don't see how Petco isn't going to get lynched tomorrow and how the game wouldn't end, but crazier things have happened. This is after all - The Werewolf Game.