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"I just heard Andy's podcast
mentioning 'Are you the Traitor?' and think it sounds like the
most brilliant idea from Andy in quite a while. It sounds like
the first really original take on Werewolf by anyone for a long
time." -- swandive78 on the Icehouse mailing
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||Announcing Are You The Traitor?
/ Welcome, Susannah!
week I have the great pleasure of announcing
that, in June, we'll be publishing my new game Are You The
Traitor?, a fast-playing game of secrets and bluffing for
It's the moment of truth in your quest to destroy the Evil
Magic Key. The adventurers have encountered two Wizards: an Evil
Wizard who wants the Key, and a Good Wizard who can destroy it.
Unfortunately, you can't tell them apart because the Evil Wizard
looks exactly like the Good Wizard! So, who do you give the Key
to? Choose quickly, before the Evil Wizard realizes who has it
and grabs you! And be careful who you listen to -- one of your
trusted guards is secretly a Traitor!
To play, everyone is dealt a card assigning them a role. You
could be the Good Wizard, the Evil Wizard, the Traitor, the Key-Holder,
or a Guard. The Traitor and the Guards know who the Key Holder
is, but only the Wizards know which is Good and which is Evil.
The game proceeds as an open discussion about who might be the
Traitor, which Wizard is Evil, etc, until someone makes a move
that ends the round. If something Good happens (such as a Guard
grabbing the Traitor or the Good Wizard being given the Key)
then the Good players win the round, whereas the Evil Wizard
and the Traitor win if the Evil Wizard gets the Key (or the Good
players make a mistake).
After each round, everyone on the winning team gets a Treasure
card, with values ranging from 1-5 points. As soon as someone
gets 10 points, that player wins!
We'll be officially debuting Are You The Traitor? at Origins,
but it will also go on sale at the same time in game stores everywhere,
so if you can't join us for the first ever Traitor Tournament
at Big Experiment #10, then make sure your Friendly Local Game
Store pre-orders the game! (For those who like to buy online,
we'll be accepting pre-orders at LooneyLabs.com when we get closer
to release time.)
news, this is Susannah, our newest office temp. She's taking
over where Nikki left off,
and so far she's been working out great! We're still plowing
through the huge stack of sales leads we
returned from Toy Fair with, so it's great to have more help
again in the customer service and sales support departments.
She's starting to answer the phones now too, so if you're a Store
Owner calling to get in on the cool new Superstore promotion
we were pitching at Toy Fair, Susannah is the one who'll be entering
your order. (And remember, Store Owners, the deadline for that
is March 15th!)
Susannah is a native College Parker-er and a senior at UMD
with a History major and a Computer Science minor. She
wants to be a research librarian, combining her love of books,
people, and, well, research. When her time is not being consumed
by silliness on the net, she enjoys knitting, learning how to
bake, volunteering for various political causes, and text messaging
in full sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation.
She is uncommonly fond of really spicy ramen.
Anyway, welcome aboard Susannah! Thanks for helping us sell
|Thanks for reading and have a great whenever!