The Resistance is a secret role game that puts Resistance fighters against spies sent by the government to crush the Resistance. The gameplay revolves around 5 missions. For either side to win the game, they must each win 3 missions.

This game can be played with 5 to 10 players.

At the start of the game, a third of the set of players (rounded up) are randomly and secretly chosen to be Spies infiltrating the rest of the group (the Resistance). The order of the list of players is then randomised and the first player in that list, Spy or not, will be the first Mission Leader. The Mission Leader has 24 hours to publicly select a group of players (amount depending on the current mission and the amount of players in the game) to be the Mission Team (if the time runs out and no group has been proposed, the group will be selected randomly). They may include themselves in that group if they wish. Once the group has been chosen, every player in the game has 24 hours to publicly vote "yes" or "no". After the time runs out, if the amount of "no" votes outnumber or match the amount of "yes" votes, the proposal will fail and the next player in the list will be made the new Mission Leader, who must then pick a Mission Team again. If the amount of "yes" votes outnumber the amount of "no" votes, the proposal will pass and the current Mission Team will carry out the mission, during which the game thread will be locked. When 5 proposals in a row have failed, the Spies will automatically win that mission.

To carry out the mission, every player in the Mission Team will get a "Success" card and a "Fail" card, one of which they must (secretly) turn in within 24 hours. The Resistance members can only turn in a "Success" card, but the Spies can turn in either a "Success" card or a "Fail" card. If the time runs out and at least one player hasn't turned in a card, they will automatically turn in a "Success" card.

Once every player in the Mission Team has turned in a card, the cards will be shuffled and then revealed for everyone to see. If every single card is a "Success" card, then the mission will succeed and the Resistance will win that mission. If at least one of the cards is a "Fail" card, then the mission will fail and the Spies will win that mission (unless it's the 4th mission, in which case, two "Fail" cards may be required if there are 7-10 players in the game). Once the mission has been carried out, the next player in the list will be made the Mission Leader.

There are a total of 5 missions. Either side must win 3 missions to win the game.


Amount of players: 5 6 7 8-10
Mission 1 2 2 2 3
Mission 2 3 3 3 4
Mission 3 2 4 3 4
Mission 4 3 3 4* 5*
Mission 5 3 4 4 5
*missions marked with an asterisk require at least 2 fail cards to be played in order for the mission to fail


Number of players: 5 6 7 8 9 10
Resistance 3 4 4 5 6 6
Spies 2 2 3 3 3 4


Players:
this could be you!

I'm hoping to start the game when, ideally, we reach 10 players. Otherwise, the game will start on the 31st of May, Monday, 2021 at 8am EDT (if we have at least 5 players).

Have fun!