Then krypsyn dropped a cop-like hint.
So I thought I had it the wrong way round & Krypsyn was town.
I was slightly embarrassed that I might have protected a scum, so decided to correct this.
Turns out they were both scum!
I actually dropped several hints about your role in posts. Granted my entire first post was to let Red_Baron know what role you were, but then I decided I might as well drop hints to you. My first was when I said I wouldn't vote to lynch you because "you would do no harm to town willingly", which was, I hope, a subtle allusion to the Hippocratic Oath. The second was the one referencing brain surgery maybe not being a challenge for you, which is the one you seem to have picked up on. I mainly just wanted you to pull your vote off me out of uncertainty, I wasn't expecting the immediate switch of lynch votes.
Which brings me to something else. Day 2's fairly massive back and forth between me, Baz, Stoic, and NFY. Everyone else was really quiet, and that was fairly disconcerting. I had honestly given up at that point and started going through the motions even when Day 2 was coming to an end.
I wasn't around on Day 2, but if you remember on Day 3, when I was a Vanilla Town, that little exchange actually made me peg you, Red_Baron, and Jefequeso as leaning scum. Admittedly, when I first joined the game, NFY was my target, but when she made me reread, it all became clear. Too bad my insights got me killed by Red_Baron that Night
Baz took control of Day 3 right out from under the town, and hindsight does make it look like a pretty good protection of me. I was kinda surprised that people jumped on GoJays and Stoic when I made mention to GoJays being alive still. And considering I never targetted him. Wow, that's usually a pretty major scumtell.
I'd have to look back, but didn't I call you on that? I know I bashed on you a lot for sitting on the sidelines and not sticking your neck out, but I don't remember if this was one of the times. I fully admit, though, that Bazilisek had me completely duped during the whole Day.
The roles...honestly, I remember me and Baz sitting and wondering where the power was for the town, and in that regard, the town did feel like it was underpowered. My own role...I couldn't figure out how to spin it. I really would have been caught in a mass claim because I quite frankly had a really strange power that only benefits the Mafia.
While I agree town may have been a little on the weak side, had certain town players played differently, town may have fared better. Off the top of my head: 1) Had NFY1 roleclaimed towards the end of Day 3 before
getting hammered instead of after
, I know I would have pulled my vote off her immediately; 2) Had QuadrAlien actually been active, since having a Doctor doing his job may have saved town some heartache.
I did have some fun with being MC Hammer and the temptation to drop hints about it was huge. I should also say that I kinda played a bit on the more quiet side due to me being scum and knowing another killer was around, so it was not solely a case of absentees though I always tried to make an effort into making posts to explain votes and show activity, I did make less then I guess I would have if I had been town.
I had a deathpost all planned for my guy. It was going to be a string of Queen's greatest hits. Something like: "I think I'm going slightly mad, but who wants to live forever anyway? No matter, my scumfriend(s) will rock you!". I would have fun with it, in any event.
As for laying low, I think it was the right plan. Especially after I rejoined that game has your scumbuddy. I felt I had to play consistently to how I had played as a vanilla town earlier in the game, so I invariable became a lightning rod later on. It was not exactly how I would have wanted to play it, but I was able to milk my prior pro-town status a little so I think it balanced.
Funny enough Baz was suggested by Krypsyn as a pro-town hence scum would likely kill him :P In the end I see that our scum chat hinges a lot on Kryspyn doing some good spots of people (Mayhap not for judging them scum, but still right and I went more for the safer options).
It is amusing to me that I actually had decent reads on 3 of the four scum as a vanilla town, but the one I thought was the most pro-town, while playing as scum, ended up being the fourth mafia member. Like I menioned on Day 3 (I think), if Bazilisek's play had one fault, it was that it was almost too