Scripts

A script is a collection of Blood on the Clocktower characters arranged together to create a particular style of game. Each player receives a reference sheet so they know what characters might be in play, what they could bluff as, and what everyone’s special ability is.

The game comes with three base scripts: Trouble Brewing, Bad Moon Rising, and Sects & Violets. These were painstakingly developed over years of testing and modification to provide the best possible experience. They form the game’s first three official editions.

Using the script tool, all characters in Blood on the Clocktower can be rearranged into an endless combination of custom scripts to produce limitless variations on the game and the social experience. Try it out yourself.

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Custom script of the month

We like to feature scripts that catch our attention.
They may be shrewdly constructed, or full of wacky combos, or have a strong core idea.
Try this month’s with your group, if you dare.

Extension Cord

Viva La Sam

Sift through the misinformation to find the No Dashii.

Storyteller Complexity

4/5

Player Complexity

3/5

Key Characters

No Dashii, Marionette

Fabled Characters

Sentinel

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Recommended scripts

These custom scripts have stood the test of time.
Each one is battle-tested and has a clear intent.
We recommend these when your group is ready to branch beyond the base three.

Church of Spies

Andrew Nathenson

A High Priestess-focused script created by the inspiration behind the character!

Storyteller Complexity

2.5/5

Player Complexity

4/5

Key Characters

High Priestess, Nightwatchman, No Dashii

Fabled Characters

No Fabled Characters

Reptiles II: Lizard in the City

Aero

There’s something in the water!

Storyteller Complexity

4/5

Player Complexity

4/5

Key Characters

Drunk, Al-Hadikhia

Fabled Characters

Storm Catcher (favouring the Drunk)

Chefs Deluxe 4

Harald

An absurd puzzle

Storyteller Complexity

4.5/5

Player Complexity

4.5/5

Key Characters

Atheist, Savant, Legion

Fabled Characters

No Fabled Characters

Welcome to Teensyville

Teensyville is a Blood on the Clocktower script composed specifically for 5-6 players, plus the Storyteller. It’s perfect for those with a smaller gaming group, or who prefer playing at more intimate player counts, or who want to start playing before the whole group arrives for larger games.

Teensyville scripts typically have: 6 Townsfolk, 2 Outsiders, 2 Minions, and 1 or 2 Demons. The format allows new script writers to get a handle on all the different potential character interactions in the game before trying their hand at a larger script, and allows experienced script writers to create a focused experience around a particular idea.

We’ve included a few of our favourite Teensyville scripts here. We recommend No Greater Joy a great place to start with Teensyville if you’re new to Blood on the Clocktower.

Teensyville scripts

No Greater Joy

Steven Medway

A simple "next step" for new players who have played Trouble Brewing.

Storyteller Complexity

1.5/5

Player Complexity

1.5/5

Key Characters

Clockmaker, Chambermaid, Scarlet Woman

Fabled Characters

No Fabled characters

A Lleech of Distrust

OJ

Who exactly are you… wait, who am I?

Storyteller Complexity

2.5/5

Player Complexity

3/5

Key Characters

Lleech, Drunk, Slayer

Fabled Characters

Sentinel (sometimes)

Comrade Demon

Zets

Two players are known to be on the same team… probably

Storyteller Complexity

4/5

Player Complexity

4/5

Key Characters

Spy, Marionette, Noble

Fabled Characters

Sentinel, Revolutionary