Originally Posted by Chainsaw Charlie
That's the whole point Imp, why people would ever be scarred of a lie detector is beyond me when it is almost never used, even in larger games.
it's a bet scum will take every time. the odds of catching scum with it are like winning with a lottery ticket, except in this case the more they use it the more the trick loses value.
for the trick to work you would have to isolate it. create a feeling of fear that the player in question will be detected. on here we run into the problem of copycat which decreases the odds of catching scum and diminishes the value of the empty check.
it only works on gullible players and that's a long shot because of how often this dead horse gets beat.