Feign: Beginners’ Guide

The following guide will help the new players to learn how to play Feign and give the basics of gameplay, rules and description of roles.

 

Introduction

Feign is a multiplayer role-playing game which you have to use different strategies and you play max 12 players. A balanced game is created from 3 role types, which are innocents, imposters and neutrals. At night, everyone uses their roles. In the daytime, the events of the night are discussed and as a result, you try to win the game by sending someone who is against your role type from the village by voting.

Roles

The roles in the game are divided into 3 different categories such as Innocents, Imposters and Neutrals. You can see which role is in which category below. Except for the Doctor and the Mad(Insane), other innocent roles can also appear as an imposter roles.

Innocents

  • Doctor
  • Mad(Insane)
  • Police
  • Lookout
  • Investigator
  • Trapper
  • Snich
  • Provoker

Imposters

  • Cleaner
  • Blamer

Neutrals

  • Survivor
  • Serial Killer
  • Bomber
  • Thief

Doctor


The Doctor is always an innocent role. The player targeted by the doctor at night revives if the player was killed that night. If the doctor has healed someone, it’s clear from the plus animation around the player’s house. If there is no plus animation, that means someone didn’t kill that player that night.

Mad(Insane)


The Mad(Insane) is always an innocent role. The Mad(Insane) gets one of the innocent roles at random. For example, they may think that they are doctors. Even if they think they’re healing other player, they actually do nothing but confuse people.

Police


Although the Police has the innocent role. It is also used as an imposter role. At the stage of building the game room, it can be included in the game as an imposter Police or an innocent Police. The Police prevents the targeted player from going out at night, so the targeted player cannot use their role that night.

Lookout


Although the Lookout has the innocent role, It is also used as an imposter role. At the stage of building the game room, it can be included in the game as an imposter or an innocent. The Lookout watches the targeted player at night. It shows how many people come to the house at night.

Investigator


Although the Investigator has the innocent role, It is also used as an imposter role. At the stage of building the game room, it can be included in the game as an imposter or an innocent. The Investigator searches the house of the targeted player at night and shows their roles they can take.

Trapper


Although the Trapper has the innocent role, It is also used as an imposter role. At the stage of building the game room, it can be included in the game as an imposter or an innocent. The Trapper sets a trap in front of the targeted player’s house. Thus, whoever comes to visit that player’s house is caught in the trap and the player who comes to that house cannot use their roles.

Snich


Although the Snich has the innocent role, It is also used as an imposter role. At the stage of building the game room, it can be included in the game as an imposter or an innocent. The Snich uses their role at night and they reveals the role of the targeted player when it comes daytime. This role is used only once.

Provoker


Although the Provoker has the innocent role, It is also used as an imposter role. At the stage of building the game room, it can be included in the game as an imposter or an innocent. The Provoker starts daytime voting with 2 votes for the targeted player. This role is used only once.

Cleaner


The Cleaner is an imposter role. If the targeted player dies at night, they hides the dead player’s role in the morning.

Blamer


The Blamer is one of the imposter roles. If the targeted player dies at night or loses in the daytime voting, they will show that player’s role as one of the imposter roles.

Survivor


The Survivor is a neutral role. They can protect themselves from dying at night and they try to live to the end of the game. They win the game with that side whichever side is outnumber. They can only use their roles 3 times.

Serial Killer


The Serial Killer is one of the neutral roles. They try to kill all other players and win alone.

Bomber


The Bomber is one of the neutral roles. They can be play with the imposter or the innocent. They put dynamite in a house every night. They can detonate the dynamite they put on any night they want. They win when they kill everyone. They can plant one dynamite per night. When they want to explode it, they explode them all at once.

Thief


The Thief is one of the neutral roles. They kill the targeted player and steal that player’s role.

Gameplay

First of all, there are two options when starting the game. There is a “Host” option to set up a room or a “Join” option to join already existing rooms.

Create a lobby

To create a lobby, select the “Host” option, then select the necessary settings and create a room. After the room is set up, necessary adjustments are made for the game. On the right side of the lobby is the list of players who will join the game. When someone joins the room, his name appears here. In the picture below you can see which part means what. In the settings section, in-game durations can be adjusted. Voting Duration allows to set the duration of the daytime voting. Role Use Duration allows to set the time to be determined for everyone to do their part at night.

You can see the other details in the lobby from the picture below.


After finishing the settings, you can start the game with the Start button.


Join a lobby

To join a lobby, you can click “Join” option and view existing lobbies. Because the game is still in early access, it can be difficult to find a lobby in your native language. For this, agreeing with your friends and create a lobby would be a better solution.


In-game dashboards


In the upper left corner, you can see which roles are in the game. If a random role has been added, they will appear as question marks. At the same time, you can see which role is innocent or imposter from the red and blue frames.

There is a chatbox in the lower-left corner. During the daytime everyone can correspond with each other, but at night the imposters can correspond with each other and the others cannot see what they write.

In the lower right corner are your in-game notes. So what you do in the game is noted. At the same time, the dead players and their roles are noted. These notes are private only to you, no one can see them.


For instance, you see an example in-game notes on the left. If we explain what happened here;

  • Someone(you) successfully killed white.
  • Someone who was a doctor came to heal the pink(you), but the doctor couldn’t heal you because the imposter didn’t kill you.
  • The White one is dead and her role is the police.
  • The Blue one is dead and her role is the doctor.
  • Someone(you) successfully killed the Brown.
  • Again Someone who was a doctor came to heal the pink(you), but the doctor couldn’t heal you because the imposter didn’t kill you.

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