Title: To Survive, We Must Fight!

Created by: speter79

Tragedy Set: Basic Tragedy

Difficulty: 6/10

Description: This is a fun script that can be won by the Protagonists if embrace Paranoia, exploiting Threads of Fate and Paranoia virus to turn characters with Person roles into Serial killers. If the Protagonists can successful kill the Mastermind’s Brain, Cultist and/or the culprit of Foul Evil, the Mastermind will not have enough resources to defeat the Protagonists via The Sealed Item.

Main Plot: The Sealed Item

Subplot 1: Threads of Fate

Subplot 2: Paranoia Virus

Number of Loops: 3

Days per Loop: 5

Hints for Mastermind:
Loop 1: Don’t put out any paranoid in round 1. Move as many characters as you can into the Shrine and get two intrigue on the Shrine via the Cultist on the last day (try to never activate the Brain or Cultist unless the Conspiracy Theorist is present to throw off the Final Guess). During the first loop, Protagonists may be thinking that there is a Time Traveler in the game because of the Butterfly Effect incident (which is just a cover up, the Butterfly Effect is unlikely to do anything significant and there is not a Time Traveler) and they may be will be focused on putting at least two goodwill on every character to avoid losing from Time Traveler. Most likely the players will know the main plot is The Sealed Item after the first loop but if you can prevent them from getting two goodwill on every character then it at least leaves the Time Traveler possibility open as the cause of their loss.

Victory Conditions for Mastermind:
Having two intrigue on the Shrine at the end of the Loop is the only way for the Protagonists to lose. However the Mastermind has many ways of putting intrigue on the Shrine:

Special Rule:

Day Incident Culprit
Day 1 - -
Day 2 Suicide Police Officer
Day 3 - -
Day 4 Foul Evil Doctor
Day 5 Butterfly Effect Shrine Maiden
Cast Role
Class Rep Person
Shrine Maiden Conspiracy Theorist
Rich Man's Daughter Person
Doctor Person
Police Officer Cultist
Journalist Brain
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Originally uploaded by speter79 of boardgamegeek.com
Alan Tran

Starting Scenario Your merry band of time travels fly through the crystalline-blue time streams. You see something disturbing in the strands of time. A Suicide… some Foul Evil brewing… and an innocuous action that causes Butterfly Effect all appear to lead up to a horrific tragedy. You detect the manipulation of the Mastermind at work and decide to investigate.
Alan Tran

If Loop One Fails: All of a sudden you are thrown back into the time stream. You have failed but it happened so suddenly that you don’t know how it happened or what caused it. You hear the arrogant laughter of the Mastermind echoing through the time stream. You loop back to investigate.
Alan Tran

If Loop Two Fails: Tentacle monster burse forth from the Shrine. They pour over the City, squeezing all the characters into jelly. The screams of the populace are forever etched into your psyche. The time stream becomes dark and think as the Mastermind attempts to lock in this reality. You manage to loop back for a final attempt at saving the City.
Alan Tran

If Loop Three Fails: A bright light, brighter than the sun, appears at the Shrine and Tentacle monster burse forth. To your horror, you see that there are people chanting around the Tentacle portal. Some there are people in this Tentacle Cult that are summoning the monsters. Due to the bright light you can’t make out the features of their faces but it must be characters that you have come into contact with in this Tentacle cult. A huge tentacle monster slithers toward you. The time stream becomes dark and think as the Mastermind attempts to lock in this reality. As the tentacle reaches for your leg you manage to loop back for a final attempt at saving the City.
Alan Tran

If the Protagonists Fail Loop Four: The city is in ruins. Tentacle monsters everywhere! The mangled bodies of the populace cause your stomach to retch. The time stream is opaque and feels like a tub of molasses. You can’t escape this reality. Tentacle monsters are all around you, suckers extending for you face. Your only chance is to shatter the foundation of the time stream that the Mastermind has created. If you can perfectly deduce his plots, then you might be able to shatter this reality and get the threads of time flowing again. Make your final guess!
Alan Tran

If the Protagonists Prevent the Tragedy: The evil cabal that sought to unleash an army of demonic tentacle monsters on the city has been stopped. The Mastermind used the Journalist as the Brain behind his evil scheme. The Police Officer harbored a dark hatred of the students at the school and joined the tentacle monster cabal as a Cultist to unleash horrors upon them. The shame of this dark desire put thoughts of Suicide into the Police Officer’s head. The Doctor was an unwitting pawn of the cabal as they used him to spread Foul Evil through his legitimate medical practice by tainting his instruments of healing with demonic curses. The three girls that foiled the plot, with inspiration from the Protagonists, were two students and the local Shrine Maiden. The Shrine Maiden led the group. She had a reputation for being a nutty Conspiracy Theorist before this incident. You wonder what led enabled this child to take down the tentacle cult. Was it the simple of a child that led to Butterfly Effect the Mastermind couldn’t predict or just her unbridled raw paranoia that ultimately took down the tentacle cult? It impossible to know for sure. As your reenter the time stream you sense the presence of the Mastermind retreating upon your arrival. Gone is arrogance you have always sensed from the Mastermind entity. For an instant you detect the hint of a different emotion as he vanishes from you perceptions… fear.
Alan Tran

If the Leader Succeeds on the Final Guess: The evil cabal that has succeeded in unleashing an army of demonic tentacle monsters on the city. However, you have unraveled the Mastermind’s plots. The Mastermind used the Journalist as the Brain behind his evil scheme. The Police Officer harbored a dark hatred of the students at the school and joined the tentacle monster cabal as a Cultist to unleash the horror upon them. The shame of this dark desire put thoughts of Suicide into the Police Officer’s head. The Doctor was an unwitting pawn of the cabal as they used him to spread Foul Evil through his legitimate medical practice by tainting his instruments of healing with demonic curses. The three girls that tried and failed to foil the plot were two students and the local Shrine Maiden. The Shrine Maiden led the group. She was viewed as bright Conspiracy Theorist before this incident, but her paranoia and the randomness of a Butterfly Effect ultimately were not enough to stop the tentacle cult. However, the where they failed, you have succeeded. With a boom heard through the City, the static black threads of the Mastermind’s time stream break into chunks and are washed away. The horrible reality is annihilated and the healthy crystalline-blue time stream resumes flowing. You are free and back in the time stream. The Mastermind’s presence is nowhere to be seen. He has escaped. You wonder how many times you will be able to survive these close calls with death.
Alan Tran

If the Leader Fails on the Final Guess: The Mastermind’s plots prove too difficult to untangle. The tentacle monsters envelope you. To your horror, you realize that they are not trying to squeeze you into jelly, only take you prisoner. You are taken to the school where to face the surviving members of the cult. The cult had many members from the City and was run by the Journalist (the Brain). The Police Officer harbored a dark hatred of the students at the school and joined the tentacle monster cabal as a Cultist to unleash horrors upon them. The shame of this dark desire put thoughts of Suicide into the Police Officer’s head. Over the days of torture you piece together that the Doctor was an unwitting pawn of the cabal as they used him to spread Foul Evil through his legitimate medical practice by tainting his instruments of healing with demonic curses. The three girls that tried and failed to foil the plot were two students and the local Shrine Maiden. The Shield Maiden led the group. She was viewed as a bright Conspiracy Theorist before this incident, but her paranoia and the randomness of a Butterfly Effect ultimately were not enough to stop the tentacle cult. One by one you see the innocent charters tortured and killed by tentacle monsters for the entertainment of the cabal. The time streams are so dark you can barely perceive their existence. Did they ever exist at all or have you always existed in this world of pain and tentacles. There is no escape. The only question left is whether your mind or body will be first to break beyond repair. You know now that will be up to the Mastermind. He will is makes your reality.
Alan Tran




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