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Voteless
Aliases:
  • Mute
  • Minor
Alignment: any
Role type:
  • Voting
  • Negative Utility
Choice: none

Voteless is a role that simply disallows the player from voting. If the player tries to vote, that vote will not be counted by the moderator.

This role usually appears in games where it fits flavor, or when vote-based shenanigans are in play (for instance, the weight of each player's vote is unknown).

Standard version

A Voteless player may not vote. Any votes from a Voteless player will not be counted.

Variations

A Voteless player may instead still be listed on the votecount as having a vote weight of zero.

A Tree Stump is a player who is dead but can still post, but not vote.

Use & Balance

Being rendered voteless is one of the worst things that can happen in a game. Without a vote, a player cannot influence the game beyond the weight of their words, which the other players may or may not follow. Many players will simply refuse to play in any effective capacity upon finding out that they are Voteless. Thus, use of this role is not recommended.

This is even the case if the Voteless role is combined with a power role (i.e. Voteless Cop). While the role now has a cool power attached, the Voteless player must essentially wait for the Day to finish before it has any relevance.

For obvious reasons, a Voteless player is not counted as a player during game balance (unless it has a power role attached like above). However, the one upshot to being Voteless is that if a killing role feels some need to kill a Voteless player, the death of the Voteless player does not count against the Voteless's faction in terms of who controls the Day game.


Sample Role PMs

The standardized Role PM for "Voteless" describes the passive ability as follows:

  • As an unmodified passive ability: You may not vote during Day. (edit)
  • As a passive ability with a modifier: You may not vote during the nth Day OR Day on day n. (edit)

Example (unmodified)

Welcome to game! You are a Voteless Townie.

You may not vote during Day.

You have no active abilities.

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 (modified)

Welcome to game! You are an Odd Day Voteless Townie.

You may not vote during Day on an odd-numbered day.

You have no active abilities.

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.