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New to the game? This is an overview of how to get started with playing Town of Salem!

Starting the Game Edit

You need an account, which will work for the forum and the game, but not this wiki.

You can login from your browser here. If it doesn't work, you probably need the Adobe Flash Player.

If you have bought the game from Steam, you should prefer Steam over your browser, since it is more stable and is advertisement free!

Main Menu Edit

Settings
Settings: Here you can change all kinds of general options.
Daily Brew Button
Daily Brew: Here you can earn prizes every 7 days you login.
Customizationoptions
Customization Options: Here you can change your Avatar, Pet, etc. which is displayed during the game.
Shop
Shop: Here you can buy custom items for your avatar or house (see above) from Merit Points, which you can earn by playing games, and Town Points, which is an exclusive currency used to buy certain special items.
Achievements
Achievement Browser: Here you can see a list of achievements you can earn in-game. Each one is worth Merit Points which you can use in the Shop!
Stats
Statistics: Here you can see your in-game statistics, as well as the top 10 players of each statistic.
Play
Here you can start a new game. See next section for more info!
Friends
Here you can see your friends list and invitations / friendship requests! If anyone is online, you can message them and/or invite them to a game. Notifications can be friend requests or game invites.

Starting a New Game (Lobby) Edit

Hosting

a Custom Setup in Custom game mode

You can either:

You will then enter the lobby and be able to chat with the other players; their usernames will be listed on the top left.

If you chose Custom Mode, then someone in the lobby will be the Host (it could even be you). The host sets up the game for everyone by choosing which Roles should be in the game. There is a big list of Custom Setups on the wiki!

During your first few games, It's recommend to play on the game mode Classic because it has people among your skill level. After you think you got a handle on that, you can then move on to other modes such as Custom, Vigilantics, Rainbow and All Any. However, it's also recommend that you play Custom so you can learn all the roles. After 50 games, where 10 of which are Ranked Practice, you get to play Ranked, and by now, you will have known about most of the roles, so have fun!

Before the Game Edit

You can pick your name now. It can be different each game and doesn't have to be the same as your login name. Even your name can matter in Town of Salem! You can set a default name in your customization options.

After you picked your name, you will randomly receive a role. If you own any scrolls and have them equipped, you have a higher chance of getting that role!

During the Game Edit

You will see an explanation of your role on the top right of the screen. Some roles are more complex than others; you can read up on mechanics and strategies for your role on the wiki!

Every game lasts several in-game days which have several phases.

  • During the Day, you can chat with the other players, vote for a player to be lynched, or even use your Day Ability (only three roles have Day Abilities)
  • During the Night, you can use your Night Ability if you have one. Some roles can chat with other players at night!

When you die, that does not always mean you lose! You should check the goal and victory conditions of your role before you leave.

To whisper to a certain player privately, do /w (player's name or number). These can be seen by Blackmailers though, so be careful.

Top Menu Bar Edit

FullscreenButton
Set Town of Salem to Full Screen.
ReportButton
Choose a player to report for rule-breaking behavior. See Town of Salem Rules for further information.
MusicOnButton
MusicOffButton
Turn music on or off. You can set the default settings in the main menu.
Capture10
Capture9
Turn sound effects on or off. You can set the default settings in the main menu.
ChatLogButton
Open the message log. This log, in which you can scroll up or down, displays all in-game chat and messages since Day One. If you die, this will show chats from dead and alive people.
LastWillButton
Edit or save changes to your Last Will. Your will shows when you die, unless you are cleaned by a Janitor or stoned by a Medusa. Anyone can make a will.
DayAbilityButton
Use your day ability. This button only appears during the day if you are the Jailor, Mayor, a dead Medium, or a Pirate.
DeathNoteButton
Edit or save changes to your Death Note. This button is only available if you are a Mafia Killing, Neutral Killing, or Coven Evil role.
LeaveGameButton
Leave the current game early without refreshing the page. You will still face punishment if you leave while alive.

Player window Edit

The player window appears on the lower right corner of your screen, beside player names. Whether a button appears depends on your role and the current phase.

Vote
During the voting phase, vote or retract your vote for a living player to be put on trial. You cannot vote for yourself. You also cannot vote for a user healed and purged by the Guardian Angel.
NightAbilityButton
During the night, use your night ability on a certain player. The targets you can choose depend on your role. The Transporter, Witch, Coven Leader, and Necromancer need to select two targets. This button won't display if you have no night ability, or you cannot use your ability on that night (Eg. Vigilante on N1 or Werewolf on non-full moon night).

After the Game Edit

When the game ends, you will see a victory message. Anyone who hasn't left the game yet can now chat, dead or alive!

When you decide to return to the lobby, you will see a screen showing you the usernames of everyone who played and their roles. Their username, in-game name, and role will be in a certain font color depending on their current status.

Color Description
White The user is currently in the end-game lobby.
Grey The user is either still in the match or has left the end-game lobby.

Have fun!

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