Roles are all out.
You quit your job -- they screwed you around. Whatever you do, don't start a band... Don't start a band... Don't start a baaaand!
Hello there ladies, gentlemen, and mbstokem.
Welcome to this year's Battle of the Bands.
You are all professionals, but you cannot all receive the trophy for "Best Band Member 2016" (TM) (R) (C) (The Burninator Inc., 2016)! As such, you will all compete by submitting your best musicalness for the review of the group, and each day, one of you will be removed from the running. It's like a game show, but with serious stakes. After all, what game show has as prestigious a prize as the trophy for "Best Band Member 2016" (TM) (R) (C) (The Burninator Inc., 2016)?
There are rumors afoot that some of the metalheads amongst you have formed a coalition to win this competition for themselves. Such behavior shall not be tolerated. After all, everyone knows rock is about following all the rules and being well-understood and well-adjusted to society.
So, let the Battle of the Bands begin, and may the best band win. (Unless I don't like them. In that case, this competition is rigged. The media is conspiring with The Burninator to rig the results, I tell you.)
> Vote and role deadline: 9PM Eastern. (I intend to have the KP up by 9:30PM each night. First KP is SATURDAY evening.)
> Please glance over the rules.
> Closed comms. (No outside communication about Mafia unless specified by your role.) (Mafia members may speak to one another.)
> No hard roleclaiming. (You may not directly claim your role. You are, of course, allowed to hint as hard as you'd like, and soft claim as hard as you'd like.)
> Bold your votes, and NAME YOUR UNVOTES. (If you unvote, you must post "Unvote: <name of person you are unvoting>", or I will not count the unvote.)
> Play to win. (If you're voting consistently for people just cause you don't like them, that's not playing to win. At least come up with a relevant, Mafia reason for your vote, unless of course it's RVS.)
> No Lynch is allowed only on Night 1.
> The dead may haunt the thread, but please do not try to influence the outcome of the round.
> RBs will not appear on the KP.
> If you edit a post, I will count it as a vote against you. Don't edit your posts. Just double post.
> Further information for new players is available in this spoiler.
Win condition: eliminate the Metalheads, and The Alternative must not have achieved its win condition.
David Bowie -- If lynched, the first person to have voted Bowie will die in the KP (even if they later unvoted).
John Lennon -- Vote breaks ties. (If there is a tied vote, Lennon's considerable backing will swing the vote against whoever he voted for.)
Limo Driver -- swaps what happens to 2 rock Stars that night.
Jim Morrison -- May invite 1 player to go out drinking with him that night. And no one can keep up with Mr. Mojo. [Roleblocks] [This role may have further undisclosed effects]
Carlos Santana -- guitar riffs so enticing, they can turn a man's soul from evil. [Doctor. This role may have other undisclosed effects.]
Sting -- Every move you make, every breath you take, he'll be watching you. Knows who you have targeted that night. [Tracker.]
Jefferson Airplane -- May ferret out the specific role of a targeted player. (Professional detective.)
Jefferson Starship -- Told that they are Jefferson Airplane, but will instead always be told that the player they targeted is some random role.
Groupie -- no special role.
Win condition: Eliminate the Metalheads, and outnumber the Rockers.
Kurt Cobain -- The Alternative. Each night, he may attempt to convert another musician or band to the alternative scene. Success grants the ability of the converted players to communicate with any other member of the Alternative outside the game thread (like if they were mafia). However, if Kurt attempts to convert one of the Metalheads or Kanye West, he will die instead. [Effects of being converted: (1) lose your role, (2) the first two converts will obtain new roles, as listed as the next two roles under this faction.]
Chris Cornell -- Each night, he may either (1) remove a band from the game [vigilante] or (2) select 2 bands and be told whether they have the same alignment.
Neil Young -- (Role special will be revealed if the role comes into play.)
Emo Groupie -- No special role.
Win condition: Each independent has their own win condition.
Aaron Copland -- doesn't give two craps about what happens in the world of rock, since classical music is the best. Win Condition: Is living at the end of the game.
Mama Cass Elliot -- Automatically loses the game. However, whoever is playing Cass may guess the role of another player. If they guess correctly, they swap roles and become immune to becoming Cass again. One guess per night, by PM to host. Win Condition: None. Cannot win.
Kanye West -- May remove a rock band from the battle of the bands every other night. Win Condition: Must be among the last 2 standing bands, or stand alone.
Jake -- Knows the identity of Elwood. [Will die with Elwood if Elwood dies.] Win condition: Elwood is alive at game end.
Win condition: Must have a membership that consists in 50% or greater of surviving bands.
Elwood -- Knows the identity of Jake. [Will die with Jake if Jake dies.] Win condition modification: does not win with the rest of the Metalheads if Jake dies.
Ozzy Osbourne -- Selects the target for elimination from the battle of the bands each night, and which band will do the eliminating. [Kills done directly by Ozzy are delayed a KP.]
Jack Black -- May challenge another player to a rock-off. [Roleblocks. This role may have other undisclosed effects.]
Drug Dealer -- Often reduces rock stars to gibbering madmen. [If targeted by the Dealer, the player may only post his/her vote as well as gibberish during the day. "Far out dude," "this party is on point," or similar will also be allowed.]
George Thorogood -- This cat is b-b-b-b-bad to the bone, and if he gets to you, you'll be that way, too. If he is sent to eliminate another band, the elimination will be delayed by a KP.
Bands Remaining (2/13)
Rockers and Aaron Copland win!
Deadpool Ramone-- Was the Limo Driver.
Montana Jagger-- Was Chris Cornell. (Originally Jefferson Airplane)
SC Mercury-- was Ozzy Osbourne.
Modest Mousekeyboard-- Was Kurt Cobain.
Valynor Benatar -- Was John Lennon.
Eric Clapsputin-- was Mama Cass Elliot. (Originally Sting)
School of Rok-- Was Jim Morrison.
Carni Evil 9-- was Sting. (Originally Aaron Copland.)
Blazin' Hot Chili Peppers-- was Carlos Santana.
Emerson, Lake, and Schmumpus -- Was Aaron Copland. (Originally Mama Cass Elliot.)
Luissss Clearwater Revival-- was Jack Black.
Fountains of Gebne-- Was Jefferson Starship.
Warning: Some actions will not appear on the KP, such as roleblocks, which are hidden. There are others.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Flossie -- Indy win as Aaron Copland. (Was originally Mama Cass Elliot)
Rokchik -- was Jim Morrison
Mod Deadpool -- Was the Limo Driver
Gebne -- Was Jefferson Starship
The blazin1 -- Was Carlos Santana
Valynor -- Was John Lennon
Carni -- Was Sting. (Originally Aaron Copland)
See the final KP for further stuff that happened this round.