A Death Note is a piece of paper shown to the Town after a killing role other than Town Killing kills somebody, such as a Serial Killer or Mafioso. The Jailor has a separate Death Note but with multiple select choices.
- If available to them, players can edit what is shown in a Death Note using the button at the top of the screen, looking like a bloody piece of paper.
- A Last Will and Death Note may hold up to 400 characters each. If a player dies, the Death Note can be reopened and reviewed at any time by selecting their name in the graveyard area.
- If you had killed multiple victims in the same night (e.g. due to an Arsonist), your Death Note will appear for each of them. Additionally, you can change your Death Note while the victims are being announced in the morning.
Uses of Death Notes Edit
Sharing Information or Framing Edit
- Death Notes are a good way of circulating info while staying anonymous. This can be used by any Killing role except for Town Killing apart from a Jailor. Jailors have a different Death Note referring to why they executed the person jailed.
- Sometimes a Death Note can include if a player has a higher defense value than said attacker's attack value, to make sure the person who tried to kill said person isn't openly announced (e.g. the Godfather attacks Player A, but Player A's defense value is too high. The next night, the Godfather kills Player B, and the Death Note includes that Player A has a higher defense value than the Godfather's attack value, and therefore suspicious).
- Sometimes the Mafia may frame someone by saying, "Our Consigliere says [insert player's name here] is the Arsonist!" or, "[insert player's name here] has a higher Defense value than my Attack value." in their Death Note.
- Sometimes, a way of implicating others is by putting a player name in the Death Note. Most will probably realize this is not the real killer, but it throws a lot of suspicion around.
- If there are multiple Mafia Killing roles left in the game, a good strategy is to pay attention to the Death Notes, especially if the Mafioso's Death Note is different from the Godfather's.
Revealing yourself Edit
- For cocky and risky players sometimes putting their own name in their Death Note is a viable strategy. However, this will most likely lead to questioning and death by a Vigilante or lynching. Death Notes are highly untrustworthy but experienced players (that are evil) can manipulate them to further their own lives, manipulate other Townies, destroy other roles with a higher Defense value than their Attack value and most obviously throw off the game.
Other Uses Edit
- Sometimes, the killer will actually be quite helpful and leave clues about who they are or who they will kill next which if after looking at all the people they have killed you can enlist a Bodyguard (or Crusader/Trapper) to protect them in order to kill a mass murdering spree. They may use a certain speech pattern or misspell specific words. However, beware of a killer planting false information.
- Death Notes are still quite an important part of the game. This is because a person's role can often be found through Death Notes or imitated. Experienced Mafia or Neutral Killing roles can impersonate someone and ensure that they are suspected. More experienced players may completely disregard it but they help prolong the discussion making it easier for mafia to survive.
- A player should never use a Death Note as a "calling card" (if they have acquired a killing role multiple times in consecutive games within a short time frame) as Town roles that are involved in two or more consecutive games with the same player may link a previously used Death Note with the corresponding skin, house, pet and/or name of the player and call them out.
- Death Notes can be used by a Neutral Killing role to try to get suspicion off you. If people are accusing you of being a Serial Killer or something of that nature, kill someone that night and put in your Death Note, "[your name] is the Serial Killer," though more experienced players may call you out on the double bluff.
- Deliberately misspelling your name helps divert suspicion from you, especially if that name is complicated (i.e. Kharnam Darhenn)
- Death Notes are also commonly used to mock players or make jokes. Although this use of a Death Notes isn't useful, many player have fun writing poems, comedic phrases, or simple jokes, such as, "Headshot." In most scenarios, however, it is much more useful to spread information or false information with Death Notes.
- As a Jailor, your Death Note and its uses are different. Your Death Note looks like this:
- It is used to confirm to the Town why you executed the player you did.
- You can also use it to confirm yourself. If you've been accused, tell the Town you will execute a certain suspicious player with one of the reasons checked in. eg: "I will execute player 1 tonight with 'Their Confession Was Contradictory' checked in." This strategy is uncommon, as a Jailor claim is almost always believed, and you have to make sure there isn't a Witch, Coven Leader or Consort looking to get you lynched.
Things to Note Edit
- Writing a Death Note against someone when you are the Serial Killer or Werewolf might not be wise, as if you are role blocked and leave an obvious targeted Death Note, it reinforces your role as Serial Killer if a Last Will was recorded on the role blocker's visits.
- Same goes for the Mafia: If you are the Godfather, writing a Death Note that reveals that you killed the person is not a good idea either, due to the fact if the Mafioso is role blocked, it will display your Death Note, and might give away that the Mafioso was role blocked.
- The Jailor has a unique Death Note, listing off reasons why they executed the person they have imprisoned.
- When writing a Death Note, remove all resemblance of Personality from it. Even better if you mimic an innocent player's personality. Even one word can slip up and reveal your identity to a Vigilante or Jailor. (For instance, if another player says, "This town is great!" and you say, "That defense was lit," avoid using “lit” in the Death Note and use great if you have to in order to try and frame the player). Also, change the way you type, even grammar can trip you up with an experienced enough Town Killing on the loose. (For example, if another player never uses capital letters, and you talk with a capital letter, avoid ever using capital letters, to frame them). You can also purposely misspell words that another player can't spell to frame them.
- Jailor death notes can sometimes bug out and appear as a blank regular Death Note.