I disagree. While the scenario you portray is possible I don't see it being likely. The fact is yes we have a day 1 cop, but I would be surprised if scum didn't have a way to counter this (Strongman, Watcher) which will see yogs dead in a few days time. Why sacrifice one of the scum now? Someone was bound to have called CSPVG on his claim, so it would only be a matter of time before he got lynched or scanned or something.
But that was anyhow the case. With Yog having expressed his unhappiness with CSPVGs lurking - and his doubts about CSPVGs towniness, there was a good chance that CSPVG would have been his scan target rather sooner than later - so what better way to deal with this than to question the sanity of the cop? Sow the idea that our cop might be paranoid, so now, when Yog scans CSPVG and gets a scum reading, CSPVG alwasy can say: "See, now we know he's a paranoid cop"
The effect of that statement would be much reduced if it came AFTER a scum-reading on him. So CSPVG, assuming that he would soon be scanned, may have claimed pre-emptively to lessen the effect of that reading result that is probable to come. Also scum has to avoid a 'follow the cop' scenario, if they want to have a chance at winning. So if CSPVG is scum, his claim makes sense for him and it helps the mafia in the long run. While if he is town, it just was stupid.
Something different: I'll be absent over the weekend until Sunday late evening/night. I'm anxious to see what other bombs have been dropped until than... ;-)
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Ok. I can buy this logic. I'm still not certain that it's correct, but I can see where you are coming from. I have you down as fairly strong town right now, so I can't really see you as scum actively seeking to have us lynch one of our cops.
I still believe CSPVGs claim, but the question is, how would we tell if one of them is insane / naive / paranoid etc?
They can both scan one player, but then if they got different results you wouldn't know which is right. We could leave RWarehall alive and have CSPVG scan (Robb, I think this wording may be a throw back to the last game, I presume investigate is the term you prefer?) him, but that could be very dangerous and a waste of an investigation.
I would volunteer to be scanned by both, knowing I'll be town, but if one of them is paranoid and shows me scum then me volunteering could easily be a ploy to give me town points in the event that was the case.
Whatever we do, I think it might just waste possible scans, and I think the scum will have some way to silence one or both of them eventually, so I'm at a lose.
I think another thing to consider, is if we were to have two cops, and by some miracle neither of them have a negative modifier, what does that mean for the make up of the scum team? What roles would they have to counter that?