The Transporter is obsessed with inventions, gears, oil, and springs. His nights are whittled away by fantastical ideas and what-ifs, has-beens and will-bes. Experiments involving carriages and hot air balloons produce steam powered chariots, which he forces upon prospect customers. Lamps hang from rotting wooden posts strewn across the village, interlinked by a web of wires that wrap around every doorframe and gutter. He often mumbles to himself as he passes by the bakery, drawing attention from the local Investigators and Consiglieres. What could this good citizen of Salem be planning for the innocent baker? When they discover his identity as a Transporter, they may think that he's the pyromaniac who lit up City Hall, or perhaps their investigations will go awry and he will be revealed as a Witch - who better to burn at the Salem stake than a sorcerer who thickens the air with a filmy black smog? But there's always a chance that he will continue to evade capture by riding in his unique chariot, yet will leave behind a trail of bodies, Mafia, Jester, and Town alike. (credit)
You are immune to the control of a Witch.
If multiple Transporters select the same target, the Transporter who joined the lobby first will be the one to transport their target.
Transport - Normal Behavior Edit
You may choose two people to transport each night. All visitors to those targets will be swapped; anyone who attempts to visit either one of them will visit the other one instead. The order of selecting who to transport does not matter.
- Both the people you transported will receive the message, "You were transported to another location." at the end of the night.
- Visitors, on the other hand, will not be informed that they hit the wrong target (although some, like killers, may be able to figure it out because their selected target wasn't killed.)
- If a Jester is lynched, you cannot transport their haunting to another player.
- If your transport causes a target to visit themselves:
- Roles that can target themselves normally will use their personal action (e.g. Bodyguard using vest, Survivor using vest, and Arsonist igniting anyone who is doused).
- Roles that cannot target themselves normally will use their night ability on themselves (e.g. killing, investigating, role blocking). The first time you do this, you will get an Achievement.
Transport fails Edit
Transporting is ineffective in the following situations:
- You cannot switch a Survivor's target. If they use a bulletproof vest, it will always target themselves. Any other visits to the Survivor will still be switched with your other target.
- You cannot switch the same person with themselves.
- You cannot switch a Veteran's target. If they are on alert, you will be shot. They will still be transported (meaning that anyone who was trying to visit your other target will die, while anyone who was trying to visit the Veteran will be saved.)
- If you transport a Werewolf who's forced to stay at home because they were role blocked or didn't pick a target, then they will rampage at their new house. If they chose to stay at home by clicking themselves, then they will rampage at their original house, thus killing whoever they were transported with.
- You cannot transport targets who are in jail. When you try, you will be notified that one of your targets was jailed. Your targets won't know you tried to transport them, but a Lookout will still see you visit them, and a Werewolf rampaging at one of their houses will maul you.
- You cannot transport targets who left the game before the night ends. (You will receive no transport message.)
- You cannot transport the guilt from a Vigilante who shot a Townie. The Vigilante will still commit suicide. However, you may transport the Vigilante's target the night before.
- Your transport cannot switch the following attacks:
- If your target role blocked a Serial Killer or Werewolf (during Full Moon), the killer will attack the role blocker even if you transport them.
- If your target visited the Veteran on alert, they will be shot even if you transport them.
- If your target was doused by the Arsonist, they can be incinerated even if you transport them, unless you transport the doused target with the Arsonist himself, in which case, the Arsonist, would douse that target again.
Transport - interaction between 2 transporters Edit
As of Version 1.5.10, Transporters may not select one player as both targets for their transport. The action will not go through and the Transporter will see the following message: "You cannot transport someone with themselves. Please make another selection."
- If two Transporters select the same person, then the outcome will depend on the order in which the transporters appeared in the lobby, before the game started. Assume T1 and T2 are Transporters, and T1 joined the lobby before T2. The game will process their targets' transportation thus:
- T1 marks their left target for transportation;
- If T1's right target is the same as T2's right target, then T2 marks their right target for transportation;
- T1 swaps whoever they marked with their right target;
- If T2 didn't mark anyone in step 2, then they mark whoever is at their right target's house;
- T2 swaps whoever is at their left target's house with the person they marked.
- The Transporter can be a very powerful role, as long as they have the right information at hand. However, they can also be a chaotic one, messing up delicate balances.
- A Transporter can actually attempt to kill people who they suspect, by baiting people into visiting them during the day and transporting themselves with the person they want to kill.
- However, a Jailor, Veteran, or another Transporter can mess up this plan.
Who to transport Edit
- During the second half of a game, you should be able to identify which players the Mafia or Serial Killer will target, such as a Mayor or Jailor. Transporting valuable roles could save lives. If you have a decent idea of who the opposition is and who they'll target, swap one with the other so that the player attempting to kill your fellow Townie will target themselves. They will only kill themselves if they are either a Mafioso or a Vigilante, though.
- In the later part of the game, you can play a risky route if there are obviously many killers and few Townies. In order to implement this strategy, you must have paid attention to who is likely to be a killing role and who they have targeted to kill. Often, the Mafia will target the most important Town roles first; in this case, act like a Retributionist (or other important role) who doesn't know how to play the game, and transport yourself with possible members of the Mafia. The Mafia will try and fail to kill the 'Retributionist'. If the Mafia or Neutral Killing roles are killing randomly, make yourself a target (without violating the Town of Salem etiquette) by inciting confusion. Claim that [insert person's name here] is evil, claim multiple roles, be vague - since there are few Townies, there is little reason to vote you up - in addition, you may be the Jester! The Mafia and Neutral Killing will often try to kill you simply to get you out of the way - transport yourself out of harm's way, and attempt to kill evil roles in the process. NOTE: If at any time the Town regains control, reveal your role. The Transporter is easily proven and you can get targets which you have found to have a higher Defense value than the attacker's Attack value to be lynched.
- Transporting yourself with a killer except for the Werewolf will make them unable to kill you, since they cannot target themselves. If they are a Vigilante or a Mafioso, they'll kill themselves, and if they're an Arsonist, they'll ignite, and if you have already been doused (in a rare occasion that the Arsonist was either controlled by a Witch or does not know how the role works), you'll still die.
- Arguing and fighting is pretty common in heated Town of Salem games. Consider transporting both sides of an argument with each other. It is pretty common that one or the other actually is a killer, so your chances of getting a self-attack is pretty good. The only problem with this strategy is the Vigilante and the Veteran.
- You can stop an Arsonist from incinerating their targets. If the Arsonist is transported with another target, they will not incinerate but instead douse this target. (However, if the Arsonist attempts to douse that target, they will incinerate everyone instead.)
- If there is an accused or proven Mafia or Neutral Killing role, and a member of the Mafia, you can transport the killer to the member of the Mafia, and remember: the Godfather can kill their own members of the Mafia!
- If someone claims to be a Survivor (regardless of credibility), you can transport yourself with the claimed Survivor so they will act as your human shield. The risk is that they may become a target of Vigilante and you may get shot in his/her place. When said person complains about being transported the next day, stop repeating the action in the following night because any evil killer may target him/her to get rid of you.
- If you know someone of high suspicion, after said person complains of being transported, swap him/her with that suspicious target, hopefully the latter will be targeted by any evil killer instead.
- If you're unsure who to transport, it's usually a good idea to transport yourself with someone who you suspect is evil or who seems unlikely to be attacked; you'll know with absolutely certainty that one half of the transportation is a Townie, and the other half may be evil, which means you might get the Mafia to attack themselves.
- Don't transport yourself with someone who is confirmed as evil unless you're sure there's no Vigilante, since this could easily get you shot.
- One drawback to this is that it makes it somewhat harder for you to confirm, since you're only showing the transported message to one Townie instead of two, and you're deliberately aiming for someone who might be evil.
- Although it rarely comes up, the Transporter will win automatically via autoresolve one-on-one versus a Mafioso, rather than losing like you might expect; this is because the Transporter can transport themselves with the Mafioso indefinitely and only one member of the Mafia left and you've identified them, transporting yourself with them every night will ensure Town wins, provided nobody else interferes.
- A potential strategy is to claim Transporter Day 1 and transport yourself with others. This way, you produce a confirmed Town easily and you may then demand roles. Keep in mind, however, this will make you a target later on as you have to transport more important players instead of yourself. (However, players may not believe your claim immediately. In this case, be patient. At least you have a confirmed Town.)
Who not to transport Edit
- In the first few days of a game, it might be best to avoid transporting people, especially in Classic where the Town heavily outnumbers the Mafia and Serial Killer. Use this time to gather information about who you should focus on later.
- Even though transporting early can help confirm that there is an Transporter in existence, you should wait on confirming yourself until you know people's roles. Random transporting can mess up with the Town, especially the Town Investigative roles.
- Avoid transporting targets that the Investigator will investigate as this will create confusion.
- Make certain to be wary of the Veteran. If you attempt to transport him while he is on alert, you will be shot. Additionally, everyone who visited your other target will visit the Veteran instead and vice-versa.
- The Vigilante is very dangerous to you; if you've identified a role as evil, there's a good chance the Vigilante has, too. This means that if you transport a confirmed evil role with a Townie (or with yourself), you could accidentally cause the Vigilante to shoot an innocent person.
- In particular, if you suspect the Town has a Vigilante, you may want to avoid transporting yourself with someone who was almost lynched the night after the lynch failed; Vigilantes often take a risk and shoot people who seemed hard to lynch in hopes of identifying the entire Mafia based on the people who failed to vote for them.
- If it seems like an Escort has the Mafia Killing role pinned down, be cautious about transporting people, since you could accidentally transport the killer and free them to kill. This is not a danger if they're being jailed by the Jailor, since you are unable to transport someone who was jailed.
Gathering information Edit
Take notes in your Last Will when you witness certain things at night:
- If one of your targets was jailed, you will receive a message and the transport will fail. If the Jailor's Last Will is lacking, your information can help.
- If one of your targets is killed, you can be fairly sure your other target is not the culprit, since no killer can attack themselves. (Except the Werewolf, but if you transported the Werewolf's target, you would die.)
- If your target was doused, your other target could have been an Arsonist trying to ignite (i.e. targeting themselves).
- If one of your targets is killed by the Mafia, your other target probably isn't a member of the Mafia, since the Mafia can't attack their own members.
- In all these cases a Witch could potentially have forced your target to attack themselves (or a member of the Mafia to hit a fellow member of the Mafia); however, it is fairly rare for these things to happen at the same time.
- If someone claims to be role blocked or controlled every night, try transporting yourself with them. You will become the target instead of them. Since you are immune to both role blocks and controls, you will know what would have happened to your target without being affected yourself.
- Pay attention to who responds to a transport by complaining, and who remains silent. Evil roles are more likely to remain silent, both to avoid calling attention to themselves and because they would want Sheriffs who investigated them to believe any altered reading they got; conversely, innocent roles are more likely to announce having been transported to avoid being mistaken for an evil role they were swapped with.
- Always, always, always note down all your transports in your Last Will. If you've been publicly revealed as a Transporter, consider revealing them every morning, too. Generally speaking, the information is far more useful to the Town (who have many Investigators and who can correct their information once they know who was transported with whom) than they are to evil roles (who have many killers, which can't be corrected after the fact.)
- Similarly, it is extremely important for the Transporter to reveal as soon as it looks like one of your transports has put an innocent person under suspicion; this will not only absolve the innocent suspect, but direct the Town to who they should target instead... and you can protect yourself, so you lose little by revealing. Failing to reveal in that situation can have catastrophic consequences, since not only will the innocent Townie get hung, but the Town Investigative role who accused them will likely fall under suspicion.
When to reveal Edit
- A non-obvious advantage to the Transporter is that they can prove themselves as a Townie relatively easily, since transporting people produces so many messages (and no other role can produce the same messages); posting your Last Will with a record of your transportations is generally enough to get you confirmed. The ability to confirm yourself as a Townie whenever you want is very powerful; but don't just wait until the last moment to use it.
- In addition to being easy to confirm, you have the ability (unique among other Town roles) to protect yourself indefinitely by transporting yourself. This further increases the advantage of revealing your role, since the Mafia will be unable to target you. Transporters can take advantage of this to play whisper games, asking people for their roles and other information. It does have the drawback that if you're defending yourself constantly, you won't be able to protect others; but you still can, it's just a matter of guessing what the Mafia will do.
- Always reveal immediately when you suspect one of your transportations is getting an innocent Townie accused, or a possible guilty one overlooked.
- You should also consider revealing late in the game if there are already several confirmed Townies; this will place more pressure on the Mafia and make it easier for Town Investigative roles and Escorts to find them.
- Prior to Version 1.5.10, a Transporter could transport someone twice, giving them 2 transport messages, and for sure confirming the existence of a Transporter and sometime even allowing someone to confirm themselves.
- The Transporter used to be a Town Protective role, but was later changed in April of 2014.