For interested readers, here's the main core of our ruleset, which you can read in its entirety on the following signup document penned by the one and only Jam Master Zepfur / Enigma / Zen Magpie:
The Will of Causality
Lost on this road of illusions
And what once was,
I am sure I can’t control anything
~ Redo; Re:Zero
In order to keep this story fair, the following decalogue must be followed.
- The culprit must be one of the characters introduced in the first chapter.
- Only supernatural forces explicitly and directly established within a given setting may factor into the solution
- No secret passages that aren't directly established in the narrative may be used.
- No complex or unusual poisons or technological appliances can play a part in the solution unless they are clearly established and thoroughly explained in the narrative.
- No musicals/opera/other-song-based genres may be used as a setting.
- Please avoid excessive contrivances in your solution
- There is only one culprit. The same character is responsible for any and all murders in all worlds.
- The narration should provide the reader with enough clues to establish the key points behind each crime.
- The protagonist’s viewpoint is objective. They are not infallible and may be tricked, but they may not lie in their narration or be an unreliable narrator in any way.
- No body doubles or improbable feats of disguise are permitted unless the possibility is established in that setting.
The following are rules pertaining to the overall narrative that must hold true in all chapters. These may be added to or changed in discussion before the first week of writing begins.
-Only the protagonist retains their memory of previous worlds between loops.
-Different worlds may include a few minor/background characters separate to the main cast. But they shouldn’t get more focus than said cast.
-The protagonist is not the culprit.
-The culprit may only have one accomplice. That accomplice is consistent in all worlds. They do not, however, need to use an accomplice in their plan.
-Whenever the protagonist shifts into another world, their memories overwrite the memories of the them in the new world. They may have flashbacks to the memories of their new self, however.