Town Support (TS) is the alignment of roles who are sided with the Townies that can contribute with different abilities that do not fit into the other alignments (Town Killing, Town Protective, and Town Investigative). It should be noted that some of these roles can cause or prevent death at night, or gather non-circumstantial information, but never via themselves directly, nor with complete certainty.
Due to the peculiar nature of this alignment, Town Support roles can often prove themselves through the use of their telling abilities, which is useful information for the Town to use. It also makes it harder for evils to claim roles such as a Transporter or Mayor.
Town Support all have messages along with their abilities (Seance message, Mayor's reveal, transported message, revival message, and role blocking message).
Town Support tend to have the most impact in the late-game as once they have the information they can devastate players using some of the most powerful abilities in the game (an Escort could prevent the Mafia from killing, or a Mayor could win with its severe voting power, whereas the Sheriff has little utility past night 6).
|Role Name||Role Description|
|Escort||Distract someone each night to block them from using their night ability. If you role block a Serial Killer or a Werewolf on a full moon, you will be killed. You cannot be role-blocked by Consorts, fellow Escorts, or Pirates.|
|Mayor||When you reveal yourself as the Mayor, your vote counts as 3 votes. However, you will not be able to be healed by a Doctor or be able to receive/send whispers. If you are bitten by a Vampire, then you will only have 1 vote, be able to whisper, and be able to be healed by a Doctor.|
|Medium||Speak with the dead at night to gather information. When you die, you can seance someone. Seances can only be used once.|
|Retributionist||Resurrect a town member from the dead, once. You can not revive a cleaned/stoned Town member. If a Disguiser dies as a Townie, you are able to select them to be revived, but they will not be revived nor be notified.|
|Transporter||Choose two people to transport at night, including yourself. You are not able to transport the same person twice. You can not transport anyone in jail, be role-blocked by an Escort or a Consort, or controlled by a Witch.|
"You have opened a communication with the living!" Medium using a Seance
"You have been transported to another location." Transporter's Targets
- If you have an ability that has a noticeable effect (i.e. Transporter and Escort) in any game with a Town majority, it is a good idea to use your abilities so that Town knows your role exists.
- Even though you may feel your role is useless, keep an updated Last Will as you are never useless. Mayors should keep role claims, Escorts last visits for potential Serial Killers, Mediums should keep dead Town Investigative results, Retributionists should keep if they wanted to resurrect or not (for Consort), and Transporter obviously needs a good will.
- Town Supports tend to be very effective late game rather than the early game. Mediums and Retributionists spike in the middle, but all other roles are incredibly useful late game. Keep this in mind.
- Evils normally won't kill off Town Supports before any other Town alignments, with the exception of Mayor because a Town Support claim, especially Medium, is unlikely to result in your immediate death.
For a specific strategy on each Town Support, visit the individual roles above.