So is it a good idea to lynch on the first day or not?
We have absolutely no hard evidence for anyone. so a random lynch would be 3/12 chance of hitting mafia (is that right?).
But not lynch means 100% chance of NOT hitting mafia, which isn't a good thing either.
Personally, I got frightened by the deadline, and panicked into voting for someone rather than no-one. (grr joe! :< )
Sorry for the lack of justification, newbie error I guess.
A nolynch is generally seen as a bad idea, especially early on in the game as you're giving the mafia a head start (although you're also giving town power roles a head start).
There are a few circumstances towards the end of the game where a nolynch might be the best option,
e.g. there are three town and one mafia left. A mislynch could lose the game for the town (unless they have an excellent/lucky doctor or roleblocker) because they would go to night with three players and wake up with only two (one of which is the mafia).
A nolynch would mean at best they wake up with everyone alive (but with an extra night of investigation if they have a cop) and at worst down to three players.
And what is town mint choc chip? *my head hurts*
Like Town Vanilla but tastier. Don't worry, it's meaningless. :P