Objective: Become the King by any means necessary. You still win even if you die after taking the throne.
Royal Blood: Same as live (during elections for a new King, votes for you count twice)
No Allegiance: If you become the King, bad things happen.
“Bad Thing” Possibility 1: All players lose 1 charge from their limited-charge abilities.
“Bad Thing” Possibility 2: All players who voted for you lose 1 charge from their limited-charge abilities.
“Bad Thing” Possibility 3: One player who voted for you, picked randomly, is executed during today’s trial. The player randomly picked can only be a member of the Blue Dragon, the Unseen, or the Cult. A “second trial” will not be held.
“Bad Thing” Possibility 4: You become Immortal (even Death Immune piercing attacks cannot kill you) and no one can vote for you to go to trial.
“Bad Thing” Possibility 5: Trials can no longer be held for the remainder of the game.
Troll the King: Make it look like the King says something. They will not see the message. (note that you can only make the King say something, unlike Fool/Scorned’s version of Troll Box) In addition, silence the King for 20 seconds.
Ballot Mixing: Reverse the King’s vote during a trial. They will see their vote as normal and not be informed their vote was switched unless your switch caused the decision to swing in a different outcome.
Examples of Ballot Mixing: 4e-4p vote. You switch the King’s Pardon to Execute and now it’s a 5-3 vote; he’ll be informed he was swapped and see Execute. 1e-6p vote. You switch the King’s Pardon to Execute, and it becomes 2-5; everyone else will see he voted Execute, while he’ll still see he voted Pardon.
Hired Help: Enlist the aid of a hired Alchemist, who will heal you tonight. 3 charges.
Kinslayer: Attack the King. If they’re being guarded by a Knight, you will not attack and will not lose a charge. 2 charges.
My idea here is that the Pretender is not someone that anyone wants in power because of the bad things. The bad thing that happens could virtually be anything, but as a side idea, what if there was a list of bad things and either the Pretender picked one, or it was just randomly chosen? Whatever the outcome, it’s sure to cause chaos for everyone else, but you don’t care since you just won. Also the list of bad things are just suggestions; it could theoretically be anything.
You just need the King throne; you don’t actually need to keep friends once you get there. But unlike live, you lose your death immunity (in exchange for a few heal charges) and lose any way to actually help the BD, making it much harder to get the throne (whereas today you just play Immune Princess and the BD roll over and give you the throne, then you need to keep the evil players’ trust so they don’t kill you). That said, the Troll the King ability is an upgraded Troll Box that also has Distract tied to it. It will be easier to make the King look bad and either lose trust or get executed.
TL;DR: Now no one wants a Pretender in the King’s spot since it will cause chaos and potentially even bad things for the evil faction. Pretender’s much harder to get the throne without any way to “help” the BD, but it’s much easier to get a King out and make them look suspicious.