The Spy in the Council OOC thread An enemy spy has slain a council member and taken his form. The council must meet and decide who is friend and who is foe. However, they only have one thing to go off of: the oath word. How to Play All council members are PM'd the oath word. The spy does not know the oath word, and will not be given a hint. Word phase: all players must say a word (and only one word). This word cannot be the oath word. Usually, this word relates to the oath word and signals to the other council members that you know the oath word too. The phase ends after 24 hours. However, the phase will end early if all players have said a word. Example: If the oath word is sun, a player might say heatstroke or yellow or solar. You can't change your word. What's said is said. You can't repeat a word someone else has said in the word phase(s) so far. Voting phase: Players must discuss and vote to execute who you suspect to be the spy. Phase ends at 24 hours, with the highest voted getting executed. However, the phase will end early if there is a majority, even if some players haven't voted yet. If an innocent council member is sent to execution, the game goes back to the word phase. If the spy is sent to execution, they have one chance to guess the oath word. If the oath word is correctly guessed, the spy wins. Else, the council wins. In the case of a tie in votes at phase end, one person among those tied in votes will be randomly executed. As long as you have no voted on you (reveals when you have votes on you in the voting phase are ineffective), if the spy thinks they knows the oath word, they may reveal themselves and get three chances to guess the oath word. If the word is guessed correctly, the spy wins. Else, the council wins. Oath Word Guidelines The oath word is a noun. The oath word is not a proper noun. The oath word generally won't be some technical or difficult vocabulary word. Rules & Reminders If you are dead, please don't post in the game thread. Council members may not say the oath word directly. This includes compound words that include the oath word. Hints & Strategies Spoiler: tips and tricks Never spin a 7-sided hat Some people are more naturally suspicious than others(especially if they're greenish) No hints But you can ask any questions in your convo with me surpass yourself and broaden your scope to find the answer.