Each player must secretly select Town, Mafia, or Jester before play begins, or have one of those roles randomly assigned by a mod. Once play begins, either player can shoot the other at any time, ending the game. However, if both players agree to lay down their arms the game will also end. Here are the win conditions:
- A townee wins if they survive, have not killed a jester, and have eradicated the mafia if there is one.
- Mafia members win if they all survive, and have not killed a jester.
- A jester will win if killed by town or scum, or if they come to a peaceful agreement with another jester. A jester can also win by shooting a jester, in which case the jester who has been killed loses.
Some interesting strategy falls out of this setup, along with plenty of juicy WIFOM...
Edit: I propose this game be called a Wild West Duel, as I can't help but think of two cowboys being told to draw as soon as the game begins.
Edit 2: Jester win conditions have been amended such that the jester has a chance of winning by shooting.