What we're about

Welcome to the Vancouver social deduction gamers group. I made this group because i'm a huge fan of games like mafia and i want to meet other people who love these games as much as I do. But whether you're an experienced player or have never played before, you're welcome to come check out some of our events and play with us.

Lately we've been playing a lot of other social deduction games as well like Blood on the Clocktower and more recently Among us.

If you're new to social deduction games or don't know what i'm talking about, here's a brief video that talks about how mafia is played

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HExlcWsuB98&t=1s

Other social deduction games might function different in some ways, but the core mechanics usually remain the same, with an uninformed majority players on one team trying to uncover each others loyalties so that they can vote out players who are on the team consisting of the informed minority.

Other popular social deduction games that we play include werewolf, Blood on the clocktower, resistance, Secret Hitler, and much more.

Due to Covid, our events that would normally be in person, are being temporarily held online through zoom and discord. Don't be dissuaded from joining by the lack of activity on this meetup page. Most of our activity is located on our discord server which can be found here: https://discord.gg/kXuKCTP

We will have at least one event every week and from time to time we will also play other social deduction games like resistance and one night werewolf. I look forward to meeting everybody!

Upcoming events (5)

Saturday Night Online Mafia

Online event

Lets keep our normal Saturday night mafia event going by playing this Saturday. We'll be using the program zoom to play. Download zoom and make an account at zoom.us . I'll post a zoom link in here at around 6:30 on Saturday which you can use to join our video conference call. If you don't have a microphone or webcam for your computer then you can use your phone for these things, but you'll still want to also have the zoom open on a computer so that you can see all participants in the game at once. On your phone you will only be able to see one person on your screen at a time. A quick cliff notes of the rules in case anybody hasn't played with us on Saturdays before: Every game has 10 players, 3 of which are mafia and the other 7 are good. One of the good players is a sheriff who every night starting on the second night wakes up and checks to see if somebody is mafia or not. The mafia have a don who every night wakes up to see if somebody is the sheriff or not. Everybody gets one minute to speak per day and we speak in turn. If you speak when it's not your turn you will receive a warning from the moderator. If you get 4 warnings then you will be eliminated from the game. During your speech you may nominate another player by saying "i nominate player number x". After everybody has given their speeches, each player must vote on one of the players who was nominated. The player that receives the most votes will be eliminated from the game. In the case that there is a vote ending in a tie, each player in the tie will be given an additional 30 seconds to speak before a re-vote occurs. If there is a second tie then the living players will vote to either kill both players in the tie or neither player. After you are eliminated, either by night kill or by day elimination, you will receive 1 minute to speak. The mafia team wakes up on the first night to arrange their kills. On subsequent nights they will be forced to shoot a player with their eyes closed. For the purpose of this online setup, mafia may make their kill by simply showing the number with their fingers that they would like to kill, but they must do this with their eyes closed. The mafia kill will only go through if all living mafia shoot the same player. So on the first night the mafia must arrange how they are going to make their kills. A popular arrangement would be the don telling his mafia teammates that they are going to kill the first or second player he mentions in his speech for each day. And you could use many variations of this to mix things up. The mafia team wins if at any point the number of living mafia is equal to the number of living good players. The good team wins if all mafia are eliminated. One addition we have made to online play is signalling. Players are allowed to get another players attention by sending them a private message in zoom chat. This message may only contain a single period and cannot contain any other letters or numbers. You may not send multiple periods to signal that a specific player is good or bad.

Monday Night Blood on the Clocktower

Online event

This is an online event hosted over the program zoom. In order to participate in this event you will need all of: 1. A computer and internet connection good enough to use the program zoom 2. The program zoom. Download the program and make an account at zoom.us 3. The program discord and membership in our discord sever. Go here to join: https://discord.gg/4u7fyDX And one of : 1. A microphone and webcam connected to your computer 2. A mobile device that you can use as your webcam and microphone If you don't have a microphone or webcam then you will be joining our zoom meeting on both your computer and your mobile device. If you think it's possible for you to participate in this event without a computer then you're welcome to try although I wouldn't recommend it. Blood on the Clocktower is similar to were/mafia except for a few key differences. In Blood on the clocktower, there are no ordinary "villagers" or town members. Each player in the game has a unique role and ability. Character types are split into 4 categories Townsfolk: These are players on the good team that have abilities that help the good team win Outsiders: These are players on the good team, however their abilities are designed to be a detriment to the good team Minions: These are players on the evil team who begin the game knowing who the other minions are and who the demon is Demon: This is a single player on the evil team that in most cases, must survive in order to win. Another key difference between Blood on the clocktower and Werewolf or mafia is that when you die, you get to remain in the game. Dead players can still speak and participate, however they lose their ability and can only vote one more time throughout the rest of the game. So usually dead players will save their votes until the last round in which there are 3 players alive. To see a full list of characters in the most basic version of the game that we play most often, you can go here: http://bignose.whitetree.org/projects/botc/diy/reference/trouble-brewing.pdf Frequently asked questions: Q: Can i show up late? A: Yep. Show up whenever you want. Q: Do we have to show our faces? A: Yes! Maybe not for the entire time if you don't want to, but i want this to be as much like a normal event as possible so please do use your webcam. Q: Can i bring my friends who are not in this group? A: Sure, but please at least have them join our discord server.

Saturday Night Online Mafia

Online event

Lets keep our normal Saturday night mafia event going by playing this Saturday. We'll be using the program zoom to play. Download zoom and make an account at zoom.us . I'll post a zoom link in here at around 6:30 on Saturday which you can use to join our video conference call. If you don't have a microphone or webcam for your computer then you can use your phone for these things, but you'll still want to also have the zoom open on a computer so that you can see all participants in the game at once. On your phone you will only be able to see one person on your screen at a time. A quick cliff notes of the rules in case anybody hasn't played with us on Saturdays before: Every game has 10 players, 3 of which are mafia and the other 7 are good. One of the good players is a sheriff who every night starting on the second night wakes up and checks to see if somebody is mafia or not. The mafia have a don who every night wakes up to see if somebody is the sheriff or not. Everybody gets one minute to speak per day and we speak in turn. If you speak when it's not your turn you will receive a warning from the moderator. If you get 4 warnings then you will be eliminated from the game. During your speech you may nominate another player by saying "i nominate player number x". After everybody has given their speeches, each player must vote on one of the players who was nominated. The player that receives the most votes will be eliminated from the game. In the case that there is a vote ending in a tie, each player in the tie will be given an additional 30 seconds to speak before a re-vote occurs. If there is a second tie then the living players will vote to either kill both players in the tie or neither player. After you are eliminated, either by night kill or by day elimination, you will receive 1 minute to speak. The mafia team wakes up on the first night to arrange their kills. On subsequent nights they will be forced to shoot a player with their eyes closed. For the purpose of this online setup, mafia may make their kill by simply showing the number with their fingers that they would like to kill, but they must do this with their eyes closed. The mafia kill will only go through if all living mafia shoot the same player. So on the first night the mafia must arrange how they are going to make their kills. A popular arrangement would be the don telling his mafia teammates that they are going to kill the first or second player he mentions in his speech for each day. And you could use many variations of this to mix things up. The mafia team wins if at any point the number of living mafia is equal to the number of living good players. The good team wins if all mafia are eliminated. One addition we have made to online play is signalling. Players are allowed to get another players attention by sending them a private message in zoom chat. This message may only contain a single period and cannot contain any other letters or numbers. You may not send multiple periods to signal that a specific player is good or bad.

Monday Night Blood on the Clocktower

Online event

This is an online event hosted over the program zoom. In order to participate in this event you will need all of: 1. A computer and internet connection good enough to use the program zoom 2. The program zoom. Download the program and make an account at zoom.us 3. The program discord and membership in our discord sever. Go here to join: https://discord.gg/4u7fyDX And one of : 1. A microphone and webcam connected to your computer 2. A mobile device that you can use as your webcam and microphone If you don't have a microphone or webcam then you will be joining our zoom meeting on both your computer and your mobile device. If you think it's possible for you to participate in this event without a computer then you're welcome to try although I wouldn't recommend it. Blood on the Clocktower is similar to were/mafia except for a few key differences. In Blood on the clocktower, there are no ordinary "villagers" or town members. Each player in the game has a unique role and ability. Character types are split into 4 categories Townsfolk: These are players on the good team that have abilities that help the good team win Outsiders: These are players on the good team, however their abilities are designed to be a detriment to the good team Minions: These are players on the evil team who begin the game knowing who the other minions are and who the demon is Demon: This is a single player on the evil team that in most cases, must survive in order to win. Another key difference between Blood on the clocktower and Werewolf or mafia is that when you die, you get to remain in the game. Dead players can still speak and participate, however they lose their ability and can only vote one more time throughout the rest of the game. So usually dead players will save their votes until the last round in which there are 3 players alive. To see a full list of characters in the most basic version of the game that we play most often, you can go here: http://bignose.whitetree.org/projects/botc/diy/reference/trouble-brewing.pdf Frequently asked questions: Q: Can i show up late? A: Yep. Show up whenever you want. Q: Do we have to show our faces? A: Yes! Maybe not for the entire time if you don't want to, but i want this to be as much like a normal event as possible so please do use your webcam. Q: Can i bring my friends who are not in this group? A: Sure, but please at least have them join our discord server.

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Monday Night Blood on the Clocktower

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