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---------- Classic Mode ----------
Unfortunately for you all, one of you is a murderer! This murderer will attempt to kill everyone else before any of the potential victims can figure out his/her identity and correctly accuse them to the authorities!
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Longtime fans of the game will obviously be familiar with this mode of play, since it's the one that was the only mode of play in the original version (hence the name "Classic" mode, heh)

It has basically remained the same in terms of the rules (which are the following):

---------- Classic Mode Rules ----------
One player is selected to be the Murderer and it is his/her goal to kill all others before anyone can correctly identify him/her as the Murderer...

The potential victims must collect clues (by looking at/examining evidence like bloody or muddy footprints, clothing fibers and hairs left on bodies of victims and dropped items, players holding weapons that match the wounds inflicted on victims, players with bloody hands, etc)...

All clues observed, along with notes the player writes themselves, can be reviewed by looking at the Clue Book...

Once sufficient evidence is gathered to logically deduce the correct Murderer, a player must get to a phone to call in an accusation... Incorrect accusations, though, result in disqualification by death...

Players may also win by killing the Murderer (as in self-defense), but they must be certain, as killing anyone but the Murderer will result in disqualification...

BYOND Members will get to set an option at the beginning of the round to announce the location of all deaths (to speed up the game)...


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There are some changes, though... Aside from some long-standing bugs being fixed (the phones and phone cut-off box should be working properly after all this time, for instance) and the AI being improved to the point where they can actually win the round, there is now the change that all players may attack all other players (including themselves, which is handy for giving yourself some wounds that others can see, so they'll hopefully assume you were attacked by the murderer, when you are the murderer)

Of course, killing anyone but the murderer instantly results in DQ by death, so non-murderers should be very careful when attacking others...

This mode currently has two BYOND Member options:

1) Murder/death location announcements, on or off:
The very first version of Murder Mansion always announced when there was a death, and what floor of the mansion it occured on... Players felt that this removed the mystery aspect of the game, and didn't allow murderers to secretly kill off players... So, it was removed... Deaths are no longer announced, unless a BYOND Member starts the round and turns on this option!

2) Clues fade right away, on or off:
In normal mode, clues stick around for a long time... Some are on a timer, and some stick around until a player examines them and some never disappear until the end of the round... Well, if this option is turned on, clues will all fade almost as soon as they hit the floor... Blood splatters, water drips, footprints, etc. all gone almost instantly...

Good old Classic Mode... The gameplay that Murder Mansion was founded on... Sure to remain a fan favorite!
...In what year does MM take place?
It's very strange there is no police, or cell phones.
I've never really tried to give it an actual time setting...

In some ways, it seems to be old, like 20's or 30's, but then there are all kinds of things that break that estimate (like a big flat-screen TV in the mansion, computers in the hospital, modern-ish cars in the garage, etc.)

I've also never thought up a decent excuse for there not being any cellphones or police... Obviously, the inclusion of either would break the gameplay, but there's no in-game excuse...
Well, in this screenshots you posted long ago, in a galaxy far far away, you had a 'Accuse' button as your secondary item.
I assume only you have that?

It'd be kind of cool if when the game starter starts the round they could choose wether or not to include a police or detective, the chosen one would recieve that accuse button/hand cuffs and a revolver.
Actually, the old screenshots show that Accuse button because that was originally how it was done (the phones in the mansion weren't used) All players used to have it...

But then the switch was made to use the phones to call in an accusation, and that button became obsolete...

Technically, the idea behind calling in an accusation is that you are calling the police (apparently, a very lazy police department that will only come to check out a reported murder if the caller can correctly identify the criminal...lol but also one that can get there immediately, and can kill the caller if they're wrong...lol)

I guess that since the other modes have you contacting a mysterious person on the phone (someone who is behind the mayhem going on, like they're playing some sick game...lol), the same could be said of the Classic Mode phone calls, but that was not the original idea behind them...

I do like the idea of having an option to have a random player selected as a detective/police officer, though... It would be especially devious if the person selected as the murderer was also selected as the cop... People would come to them for help, only to be killed...lol
SuperSaiyanGokuX wrote:
Actually, the old screenshots show that Accuse button because that was originally how it was done (the phones in the mansion weren't used) All players used to have it...

But then the switch was made to use the phones to call in an accusation, and that button became obsolete...

Technically, the idea behind calling in an accusation is that you are calling the police (apparently, a very lazy police department that will only come to check out a reported murder if the caller can correctly identify the criminal...lol but also one that can get there immediately, and can kill the caller if they're wrong...lol)

I guess that since the other modes have you contacting a mysterious person on the phone (someone who is behind the mayhem going on, like they're playing some sick game...lol), the same could be said of the Classic Mode phone calls, but that was not the original idea behind them...

I do like the idea of having an option to have a random player selected as a detective/police officer, though... It would be especially devious if the person selected as the murderer was also selected as the cop... People would come to them for help, only to be killed...lol

Insane rouge cops are the shiznit.