Just in case for those who don’t know, Piano_Man has been suspended so I’m making this thread for if or when the original gets removed. Taking place in the same location.
Here’s recap on the starting rules Piano_Man stated- 1, 2 and 3. If you already know about these, scroll down to Updated Rules.
Create your own murder mystery story. Others then try to solve your mystery. Add a setting— characters with some backstory to them— some hints or clues, riddles, etc… as the writer, you obviously know how the story ends and who the killer is… it’s up to other forum members to attempt to solve it how you saw/wrote it. The person who solves the mystery then goes on to make their own story for others to try and solve.
This way requires using ONLY the Dartmoor map in H3. A member posts some screenshots and adds them in their post. The goal is to “make a scene” anywhere on the map. Post it, and see if people can solve the mystery…
For Example: Have any NPC or NPC’s killed (using a certain weapon) try to guess how they were killed (gunshot, knife, etc.) maybe have 3 or more weapons laying out (one of which was the murder weapon) and see if someone can guess.
Place certain objects in various places throughout the map (Objects that are only obtainable on this particular map) and see if someone can figure out where exactly you got them, both to & from.
Take a photo of an NPC or object anywhere in the map and see if another member can replicate that very photo.
This way requires eleven (11) members max to start (it can be less) Ten members volunteer to play and one volunteers to be the “host.”
Once we have ten volunteers, the Host will Immediately PM all ten members to give them their roles.
- Guest (7)
- Detective (2) — Healer
- Murderer (1)
Only the Host will know the Identities of everyone… each day… the “murderer” Will PM the Host on who they wish to “kill.” ONLY ONE KILL CAN TAKE PLACE WITHIN 24 HOURS.
Once the murderer chooses, it’s the job of the host to publicly say who was killed in a post. It’s the job of the guests to communicate with one another, either in a PM or in the thread publicly. Never say what your roles are obviously and be careful who you trust!.. The “Detectives” Are no different from guests, but detectives also have the power to bring back one of the already deceased as long as they are alive. (Detectives tell the Host who they wanna bring back.) However, once the detectives are killed, no more members can be “brought back” at that point forward. The game ends when the killers ID is finally revealed. After every incorrect guess, the killer will strike. Choose carefully… Finally, The Host may also throw out hints / clues here and there to either help or steer members in the wrong direction. That’s entirely up to the host.
When taking a final guess on who guests think the killer is, all guests must be in agreement on that person. If everyone can’t come to an agreement, a poll can be made and guests may vote.
You can choose to create your own backstory if you like or you can just enter the game as you are, in which case we’ll use information base on your post history from HMF. I want to try and make the story a bit more grounded, so there won’t be killings like being super strong to impale someone up on a elephant tusk for example, unless you happen to be a bodybuilder .
The killer can use any number of weapons found within the mansion, such as guns, knifes or other shape objects, blunt objects like hammers or hand held statues or crowbars and firepoles, deadly poison to kill or rat poison to sicken, maybe push people off a balcony, drowning them in the toilet, maybe some accidental kills as well.
Now if the killer wants to try and “fake” their own death in an attempt to fool others, they’re limited to using guns, knifes or sharp objects, or poison as it is more common with suicides. However, doing this comes at a risk as the detectives may decide not to revive them, in which case the killer loses the game.
Be careful when voting on the polls. If the jury guesses wrong then the killer gets a “free kill” of their choice and that person is dead forever. From the second poll on forward, it’ll be two lives.
There’s is a time limit on reviving. If The detectives wait too long then it’ll be too late to save the victim, let’s say…12hrs.
There’s more to come and I’m open to suggestions.
Returning players are:
If you guys have backstories ready, you can post them here, but as I said, it’s not a requirement.
So far we only got six players, need about four more to join.