The ability to Silence is granted as an action during the night phase that obliges a player to not post (including abstaining from voting) for the following day phase. When a player possesses only this ability, he is typically referred to as a Dentist role. Trap actions, however, contain the Silence ability, typically in conjunction with both a save and a block. While any host may change the ruling for his own game, the standard dictates that a silenced player cannot vote nor be the target of vote. (exceptions: Christmas Mafia).