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It turns out, you've been quite drunk last night, and stole a few items out of the bank. In response for your careless actions, the community has banned you from various tasks around the town, and all that's left for you now, is to dig through the town's garbage, and hope to find something other than the yesterday's dirt from their Dirty Uniform.


The Shunned are those rejected by the rest of the Town. Usually this is a punishment for bad behaviour, although a small fraction may be dumpster diving by choice: only the shunned can search the town's refuse for . It is much harder to survive when shunned as you cannot receive help and take items from the town without the cooperation of those who shunned you. Shunned citizens are also less useful to the town, however by Scavenging outside and in the refuse, they can prove their worth to the town and find some unique items.

Being shunned[edit]

After receiving 8 complaints (and neither the Gallows nor Meat Locker have been built), a Citizen will be shunned. If either has been built, a player will immediately be Hanged or Killed for temporary Defence, respectively.

When shunned, some items are removed from their Inventory and Personal Chest: Resources (but not Broken Electronic Device), Weapons, Defence Objects, and Drugs. The following remain, however: Furniture, Food and Miscellaneous items. Although there are a few exceptions to this rule, if the citizen's find a Green Imp Suit or Radio Cassette Player among your possessions for example, they will take it even though it's listed as Miscellaneous in the Bank.


Shunned players are no longer able to:

You cannot send a global message when you have been shunned.
  • Write on the blackboard ("Words of Heroes") on the town overview page (for heroes).
  • Escort anyone in the World Beyond (but they can be escorted by any hero).


The shunned have a few special abilities.

Rucksack hiding[edit]

Hiding items Outside. For 2 the contents of a shunned citizen's Inventory may be buried in a zone. Other shunned citizen's can see this cache and collect items from it. Normal citizen's may stumble upon it while Searching. When a shunned citizen dies they leave a Banned Citizen's Note at their Home which gives the location of their buried objects. Upon clicking the button to hide the objects, the game will state: "You spend a while hiding all the obects on your person... Ha Ha... You have used 2 action points."

Search the refuse[edit]

The town's refuse can be searched 3 times per day for 1 each (4 times if you are a Scavenger). The refuse can be reached by exiting the Town through the Town Gates but not moving away from it. In the refuse you will commonly find:

These items above are combinable and count towards the Emancipation of the Shunned distinction. Although you are also able to search the town refuse and assemble the items when the town is in chaos mode, assembling will only give a distinction when you are Shunned.

Other items to be found in the refuse:

Start an insurrection[edit]

Every day the shunned may work towards starting an insurrection. Every shunned citizen must work on the insurrection every day to increase the chance of success. The more shunned there are in a Town, the faster the insurrection happens. Upon completion of the plotting and planning, all non-shunned citizens become shunned and all shunned citizens have their shunned status revoked. An insurrection can only happen once per town.


If a town constructs the Altar, all citizens will be unshunned and existing complaints will be removed.

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