Re: Zombie Mafia Game Thread
Apparently on Perc they like to start out with fluffy posts. I like my approach better
Fewer claims, later claims. The assumption should be that everyone will claim VT. With that in mind there is no reason to push people for a claim. We should be aiming for 1-2 claims a day max with those claims coming at 1/2 short of majority after there has been adequate time for discussion. As we're pushing for fewer claims, fewer votes should naturally be placed as votes are effectively a vote to kill for 12/13 players in the game.
I'm going to go ahead and say overreliance on recruitment spec is a recipe for disaster.
For the record I was planning to list every player other than me from 1-12 in terms of quality as a scum player and pick #3 and #4 if I drew recruiter.
2-shot masoniser should use their role N1 and N2.
Masoniser should claim masoniser if pressed, probably slightly earlier than most other people would claim. If we accept the possibility of the masoniser claiming vanilla townie initially and only claiming their real role if they are about to be lynched then we also have to accept that scum who is about to be lynched will attempt to act like the masoniser and either A) escape the lynch or B) out the masoniser. The masoniser play being to claim their real role early deincentivises scum to fake masoniser and get counterclaimed in order to out the real masoniser.
The difference between the option A and B here is huge:
A) Uses on both nights resulting in:
2 confirmed townies
1 confirmed townie and us knowing 1 scum from 2
B) Uses on night 1 resulting in:
Us knowing 1 scum from 2 players
My suggestion for working towards option A would be for the masoniser to target one of their strongest town reads on night 1 without being as obvious about who they are targetting as a hider would be. If you die at night we will 100% know if you were the scum kill or not (based on the number of kills) so the only doubt will come from which target made you die. Then on night 2 if you make it there target 1 scum read (in the hope of "copping" the scum read).
If you succeed in targetting a town player (i.e. if you're still alive on day 2) you can use them as the person who you tell who you are targetting in case you die.
1) Yes I wrote this before the game started. 2)Discuss.