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Beam Splitter

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Beam Splitter
Alias: none
Alignment: any
Role type:
  • Manipulative
Choice:
  • Night

A Beam Splitter is a role that makes any actions targeting the Beam Splitter also target the Beam Splitter's target.

Standard version

The Beam Splitter targets a player during Night. Anyone who targets the Beam Splitter that night is also considered to be targeting the Beam Splitter's target that night, therefore any actions performed on the Beam Splitter are split into two and performed on the Beam Splitter's target as well as the Beam Splitter themself. This may result in an investigative role getting multiple investigation results on a single Night.

Variations

A Beam Splitter may be allowed to target two players and thus become a Deflector that splits actions instead of redirects actions. Alternatively, the Beam Splitter may be considered to be performing the split action instead of the original action taker, potentially giving investigation results to the Beam Splitter.

Use & Balance

A Beam Splitter can be used to duplicate actions, but a lot of setup speculation is required to make the role work well. The role tends to work well with investigative roles, allowing multiple investigations to be obtained on a single Night.

It is an inherently swingy role due to its potential to duplicate a factional kill or other powerful ability and its inherent unreliability. If you want to avoid the possibility of a duplicated factional kill use a Personal Beam Splitter.


Sample Role PMs

The standardized Role PM for "Beam Splitter" describes the action as follows:

  • As a targeted action: any actions targeting you will also target your target. (edit)

Example (simplest form)

Welcome to game! You are a Town Beam Splitter.

You have the following active ability:

  • Each Night, you may target a player. Assuming no interference with your action, any actions targeting you will also target your target.

You win if all threats to the town are eliminated and at least one town-aligned player is alive.

Confirm by replying to this PM with a summary of your role.

Example (with modifiers)

Welcome to game! You are a Town 1-shot Loud Beam Splitter.

You have the following active ability:

  • Once in the game at Night, you may target a player. Assuming no interference with your action, any actions targeting you will also target your target. Your target will learn that you targeted them (but not what action you targeted them with).

You win if all threats to the town are eliminated and at least one town-aligned player is alive.

Confirm by replying to this PM with a summary of your role.