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Type Outsider
Artist Aidan Roberts

"I’m only a *hic* social drinker, my dear. Admittedly, I am a heavy *burp* socializer."

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Cult of the Clocktower Episode by Andrew Nathenson

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"You do not know you are the Drunk. You think you are a Townsfolk character, but you are not."

The Drunk player thinks that they are a Townsfolk, and has no idea that they are actually the Drunk.

  • During setup, the Drunk's token does not go in the bag. Instead, a Townsfolk character token goes in the bag, and the player who draws that token is secretly the Drunk for the whole game. The Storyteller knows. The player does not.
  • The Drunk has no ability. Whenever their Townsfolk ability would affect the game in some way, it doesn't. However, the Storyteller pretends that the player is the Townsfolk they think they are. If that character would wake at night, the Drunk wakes to act as if they are that Townsfolk. If that Townsfolk would gain information, the Storyteller may give them false information instead—and the Storyteller is encouraged to do so.

How to Run

While setting up the game, before putting character tokens in the bag, remove the Drunk token and add a Townsfolk character token. Add the Drunk's IS THE DRUNK reminder token to the Grimoire. Put the swapped Townsfolk character token in the bag, not the Drunk character token.

While preparing the first night, put the Drunk's IS THE DRUNK reminder token by any Townsfolk character token, changing that player's character to the Drunk. They are now an Outsider, and do not have the ability of this Townsfolk character. (But they think they do.)

During the game, act as if the Drunk is actually this Townsfolk character. (If that character would wake to act at night, the Drunk wakes to act. If their ability would give them information, you can give false information to them if you wish. See "Drunkenness and Poisoning" in the rulebook.)


The Drunk, who thinks they are the Soldier, is attacked by the Imp. The Drunk dies.

The Drunk, who thinks they are the Empath, wakes and learns a "0,” even though they are sitting next to one evil player. The next night, they learn a "1.".

The Drunk, who thinks they are the Ravenkeeper, is killed at night. They choose the Saint, but learn that this player is the Poisoner.

The Fortune Teller is executed. That night, the Drunk, who thinks they are Undertaker, learns that the Drunk died today.

Tips & Tricks

  • The Drunk will never know that they are the Drunk - they will start the game with a Townsfolk token and behave as that Townsfolk normally while receiving bad information. Figuring out if you are the Drunk can only be discovered via gameplay; be looking for tells like information you receive being demonstrably false, or your ability failing (e.g. A Soldier dying at night).
  • Figuring out if a Drunk is in play is important - this will allow Townsfolk to know whether or not they should be scrutinizing their information. The most obvious tell that a Drunk may be in the town is if there are more or fewer Outsiders than you expected (if more, there might be a Baron who has let a Drunk into town).
  • If you suspect a Drunk is in play, it is important to determine which of the Townsfolk it is as soon as possible. There can only be one Drunk in play, so knowing who it is will allow you to treat their information skeptically, but it will also mean that all other Townsfolk can probably trust what they know to be true and reliable.
  • Differentiating the effects of a Drunk from a Poisoner can be difficult, but crucial. If only one person seems to be receiving false information, they might be the Drunk. If multiple people are receiving sporadically good and bad information, that's probably the work of a dastardly Poisoner. Try to extrapolate from the case where either one is true, and see what inferences you can draw from that. Perhaps a Drunk being in play means that the Butler is lying? Or if there's a Poisoner in a game with only one Minion, you know that nobody who's been executed could have been the Imp.
  • Characters like the Undertaker and Ravenkeeper will see the Drunk character when checking that player. You do not register as a Townsfolk - you just think you are! This is also true for characters like the Virgin - a Drunk cannot activate them because they are not really a Townsfolk, they're an Outsider.
  • If you have figured out you are the Drunk, try to reverse engineer what you know. For example, if you thought you were the Empath and have been getting a read of '0', you should be suspicious that you have at least one evil neighbour after all. Or, if you thought you were an Investigator, you can probably assume that neither of the two players you saw were Minions!
  • Remember that the Drunk receives unreliable information, not false information. In the majority of cases, the information you receive will be wrong, but sometimes the Storyteller may tell you something that is true. This can happen when the alternative would definitely reveal you are the Drunk (e.g. The Drunk Ravenkeeper choosing themselves will be shown the Ravenkeeper).
  • Keep in mind that characters like the Slayer, Monk and Mayor cannot impact the game with their ability when they are actually the Drunk. For example, a Slayer will not kill a good player instead of the Demon; their shot will always fail.

Bluffing as the Drunk

When bluffing as the Drunk, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • You would not know that you are the Drunk at first. You would receive a Townsfolk character. The Storyteller would treat you as if you were that Townsfolk; check the relevant 'bluffing as' section to see how that character would wake (or not!)
  • The Drunk is the only good character that you can claim to be without another good character calling you out for claiming the same character as them.
  • Bluff as a character that has a power that can fail, then when your fake ability fails, act surprised, and put forward the possibility that you are the Drunk. For example, bluff as the Monk, and claim the player you protected died anyway. Bluff as the Soldier and kill yourself of a night time, or get the Demon to kill you. Bluff as the Slayer or nominate the Virgin, and act surprised when these character abilities have no visible effect.
  • Insinuate a Drunk is in play, and lead the group on a hunt to find out who it is. This will distract them from the main goal of finding the Demon, and will make them distrust their own good team.
  • Insinuate that a particular player is drunk. This is especially helpful if they have a damning case against your team, such as a Undertaker claiming that your dead Poisoner is indeed the dead Poisoner.
  • Convincing the group that a Drunk is in play, or that a particular player is the Drunk, is MUCH easier to achieve if the number of people publicly claiming to be Outsiders supports your story. For example, if you are saying that the Virgin is drunk, and there is supposed to be just the one Outsider in play, but the real Saint has revealed who they are, then the only way for the Virgin to be the Drunk is if the Saint is lying. If you bluff as an Outsider, or if a fellow evil player bluffs as an Outsider, then it is much easier to convince the good team that a Drunk is in play, because the extra Outsiders make it look like a Baron is in the game, which would add two extra Outsiders.
  • If you want a fellow evil player to back up your bluff as the Drunk, get them to claim to be the Librarian. The Ravenkeeper and Undertaker work well too, but one of you will have to die for that to work.
  • If you intend to bluff as the Drunk later in the game, and you believe you can succeed, initially give opposite information to what you want the good team to believe. If you are claiming to be the Empath for example, and later in the game you want to execute your good neighbours, then initially tell the group that both your neighbours are good - if later on, the group comes to believe that you are the Drunk, then they will assume that at least one of your neighbours is evil and execute them both.