Originally Posted by Roy won
The game will either be a smashing success or will flame out in a blaze of pitiful sorrow.
Much like the life of an average stoner.
I guess the 50% rule is designed to prevent scenarios where the town mass claims and the mafia's claims are pretty obvious. If you need 50% to claim, not everyone will have claimed until very late in the game, which forces players to rely more on scumhunting and less on process of elimination.