Rules for ROUND EIGHT
Enter ...The Shadows
Here are your new teams.
Team Orange Dragon
Shadow of Anubis
Shadow of claviculasolomonis
Shadow of Crushaholic
Shadow of Dark_hawk
Shadow of Gunns
Shadow of JCMElway
Shadow of missingnumber7
Shadow of Punisher
Shadow of smalltowngrll
Shadow of TheSportsGuru
Shadow of OSKIE!!!
And in this corner .....
Team Blue Tiger
Shadow of ApaOps5
Shadow of Bizzybone7
Shadow of BMFBronco
Shadow of Bronco Yoda
Shadow of Conklin
Shadow of Dagmar
Shadow of Falconer
Shadow of Hotrod
Shadow of Jens1893
Shadow of TheDave
Shadow of Tribster
All asterisks have been removed, and will no longer count for tiebreakers. However, anyone missing a vote from here on out (or who votes for an illegal target) goes directly to the Celestial Jury. You MAY choose to have your Shadow miss a vote without suffering any penalty. More on that below.
Hotrod has immunity this round.
(But his Shadow doesn't)
You will probably notice that each team has some new members.
Here's how it works.
Each of you has gained a "shadow" which has been assigned to the opposing team. It is under your control and has 1 vote. You each control your own vote, as well as that of your shadow. Players and shadows may only vote against members of the opposing team. Thus, by using your own vote and that of your personal shadow, you will effectively be able to cast one vote against a member of each team. Theoretically, you CAN target your own shadow and vice versa.
Shadows are fragile. Any vote by anyone
against a shadow will destroy it.
All the "killed" shadows will be cleaned off the "board" before we calculate the "real" deaths for the round.
We are going to try to kill FOUR people this round.
But here's the catch. If a "real" player is killed during this round (and future rounds unless and until I say otherwise), but his shadow somehow survives, the shadow "becomes real" and from that point forward it has to be killed just like any other "real" player. That is to say, a single vote won't usually do the trick. This essentially results in (a) the permanent death of the Shadow and (b) the player switching teams.
Of course, if your Shadow has already been killed, and then you get killed, it's off to the Jury with you.
(Shadows don't serve on the jury. Dead shadows are simply whisked away.)
THE TOP TWO VOTE-GETTERS THIS ROUND (non-shadows, of course, and one for each team) will BE AWARDED MUCH-COVETED AMULETS OF THE PLACEBO. Their powers will remain a mystery to all.
THE SECOND AND THIRD PLACE VOTE-GETTERS ON EACH TEAM WILL DIE
(unless, of course, they have a shadow sanctuary.) That's potentially four stiffs, for those of you who are counting.
VOTES for all players (and their SHADOWS) are due by 5:00 PM Thursday.