Sunday, 13 April 2014

Mystery Cell: One Night Ultimate Werewolf!

"Everyone, close your eyes. Seer, wake up. You may look at another player's card or two of the center cards.

Seer, close your eyes."

LCCC Mystery Cell 2014 started off in an unorthodox fashion as we listened to the dulcet tones of the One Night: Ultimate Werewolf narrator, backed by the lively chirping of crickets. We were getting familiar with the intricacies of the board game, a spin-off of Ultimate Werewolf, which is a super advanced version of the more commonly-known game "Mafia". The purpose: to prepare ourselves for the main part of Mystery Cell, which was based off of this game!

Chris being the Troublemaker... tsktsk.
Instead of having a 'night time', we had various activities instead, during which the participants had to perform subtle 'signatures' or say 'key phrases' to activate their special role. For example, if the Healer wanted to keep one person from dying during an activity, (s)he would perform a previously-designated 'signature' such as high-fiving the person that (s)he wants to save. The roles were:

  • Werewolf - performs an action to kill one person throughout the activity
    • Minion - look out for keyword from mod to know they are on werewolf’s team; during discussion, try to keep people from killing werewolf
  • Villagers - no particular role; can give them random actions to perform, if you want
    • Healer - perform an action to heal one person through the activity
    • Cupid - perform an action of two separate people, making them lovers so that if one of them dies, the other dies as well from heartbreak
    • Hunter - if dies, gets to choose one person to die with them
    • Mayor [2] - gets to vote twice during discussion period
    • Diseased - if killed by werewolf, werewolf is only able to respond to questions during discussion; they are not able to initiate any speech. Applies even if Diseased was saved by healer.
    • Defence Lawyer - during discussion, no matter who is being accused, always try to defend them, even if you think they’re the Werewolf
    • Prosecutor - during discussion, accuse everyone left and right
    • Doppelganger - go up to mod before the activity starts and choose one person that they want to become
    • Invinciboy/Invincigirl - Cannot die, whether by werewolf kill or voting or Hunter’s choice
    • Fortune Teller - Ask the mod privately one yes or no question any time during the game with no limitations about what they can ask
    • Villagers [4]
  • Tanner - suicidal; wins if they die

Yes, I was too lazy to actually explain it so I just copied and pasted it from our secret Meeting Minutes. But that's okay, it should be relatively straightforward. Anyway, our Mystery Cell consisted of three independent activities (ie. three new 'Games' where everyone gets a new role)—an Easter Egg Hunt in the basement of UCC, Easter Egg Decorating, and an Eggstatic Obstacle Course! During each activity, interaction was high as LCCCers tried to kill, heal, or set up fellow participants.
Activity #1: Easter Egg Hunt!
Activity #2: Easter Egg Decorating!!
(We didn't take the camera out for the physically-intensive Eggtastic Obstacle Course, so this will have to do)
Activity #3: Eggtastic Obstacle Course!!!
After each activity, there was a 5-7 minute discussion period where the participants tried to figure out who had done what. The Villagers tried to work together to figure out who the Werewolf was and to kill him/her, the Minion tried to protect the Werewolf, and the good ol' Tanner just tried to get him/herself killed. The night did not favour the villagers much, as they missed out on killing the Werewolf in all three discussions, and instead killed the Tanner, the Minion, or both! All in all, Mystery Cell turned out to be a great success as we tried to pick out lies and trust the right people (and failed).

After the main part of our Mystery Cell, it was the most important part of the night—the farewell to the graduating members of LCCC. This year, LCCC's graduating class of 2014 consisted of Alana Chung and Gary Tong, two dedicated members that had been through the ups and downs for a long time. Both members gave heartfelt speeches as they talked about how LCCC has helped them grow throughout their years at Western, causing many of us to take out our tissues (or at least, to steal tissues from Viatrix). Alana also surprised us with a video scrapbook that she had made with her sister, compiling a bunch of photos and videos that highlighted the highs of her four years with LCCC. 

Two LCCC veterans that had been through it all.
The grad presents were up next! For Alana, she had (sort of) been expecting a scrapbook for a year, but it was nonetheless a very sweet and heartwarming gift, capped off with (sort of) Jason's super amazing unique awesome idea of ending the scrapbook with colourful Warm Fuzzies instead of short notes. LCCC had worked on the scrapbook for a few weeks and it was lovely to see it finally delivered into Alana's hands. For Gary, LCCC only had about a week and a half to pull something together—he had dropped a last minute bombshell on us, telling us in the second-last week of March that he would be graduating this year after all and moving to Winnipeg. With some quick thinking, LCCC—largely with the help of Mama Cheryl—compiled a video of its members (old and new!) wishing him farewell and the best in Manitoba.


Gary was pleased :)
After Mystery Cell, the group headed out (with the help of three very generous chauffeurs) for dinner at Crabby Joe's (where a few members had some unfortunate stomachaches), and of course, karaoke. LCCC 2013-14 ended with a bang as Mystery Cell proved to be a fantastic conclusion for the second year in a row. Only more fun times remain ahead as LCCC prepares for its upcoming 2014-15 year... but first, stay tuned for some LCCC Summer 2014 fun! Good luck with exams, and enjoy the summer break! :)

P.S. Special mentions go out to our visitors for this cell: As usual, our LCCC alumna Viatrix, Honourary LCCC member Chris... and MCCC visitor Henry Chau! Thanks for coming and hope you had a blast :)


  1. HAHAHA that pic of Gary being pleased... ;D
    P.S. An obstacle course can't be eggstatic! Should have called it eggcellent harhar

    1. that's true ;P too lazy to change it though!