Greetings one and all! As many of you probably know, I’ve been trawling around the ancient, long-lost threads of this forum of late, and now I’ve thought of bringing back a relic from lost times to share with you all. Now gather round everyone, and I’ll tell you all a little story. A long time ago, in a forum not very far away... ...There was a forumite who called himself Strewart. Once the life and soul of the party, Strewart was always game for a laugh and a bit of fun. Indeed, during his time on the forum, Strewart devised an RP game called ‘Scum and Villainy’ which was based on a murder mystery sort of thing. The regulars of the day staged many iterations of this game, at least 6 known versions in total. Before the Dark Times, before the fall of Warhammer Fantasy and the temporary abandonment of the forum. Every last one of these members simply vanished from public view, and all that was left of them was dust. Dust, and their old Scum and Villainy threads. That is, until now, as I have decided to resurrect the game on this forum for the Next Generation to enjoy! Everyone is welcome! This thread is for everyone to sign up. To sign up, simply reply to this post, and state the name and a bit of background for your character by the 8th of June 2018 (because that’s when my exams are over if you want to know - only then will I be able to do something lengthy story posting). For this episode we are returning to the simple setting of a castle. Every one of you is a medieval nobleman or lady who has arrived at the castle to participate in negotiations concerning a matter of great diplomatic importance. However, there is a traitor amongst you! One of you will be an assassin who is out to ‘kill’ every single one of the others so that the negotiations fail. I will choose the assassin at random and the individual will be notified by a PM sent by yours truly just after the deadline for signup. The assassin is the only person who is allowed to post on the game thread at night, as that will be the time when they strike! The assassin will attempt to ‘kill’ one character each night by PMming me on who they plan to slay. The next day, I will reveal who has copped it in the main thread, and the player of that character is cast out of the game - they may reply in this thread to say goodbye but that’s it for them in this game. The remaining characters may each vote on who they think the assassin is by posting their username as a reply to this thread. You don’t have to do this - there may not yet be enough evidence yet to indicate who the assassin will be. I will tot up the votes if there are any, and the unfortunate character who gets the most votes will be ‘executed’ by the lord of the castle, i.e. me. The player of the executed character will be then out of the game and will also have to say goodbye for now. However, only time will tell in whether the executed character was innocent or guilty. If everything goes quiet, it is evident that they were the assassin - all the surviving characters will be free to complete the negotiations and whoever is playing those characters all win together. If there are more murders, the executed character was innocent and the assassin lives to kill another night! If the assassin kills all the characters, the player of the assassin is victorious, and rides off into the sunset knowing that he has well and truly scuppered the negotiations! Here’s Strewart’s original rules post in case I’ve missed anything out (I’m keeping it to one assassin for this first reboot game): So without further ado, please ask any questions you like, and if you want to play, please reply to this thread with the name and background for your character. Let the games begin!