I thought i was over the top sometimes (most times
). I thought about writing a short fanfic, to begin with, but i simply don't know how my writing sounds to the native English speaker. Sometimes i did intend to make the stories as undescipherable as possible. Confusion is a big part of this game. To make it clear, i've posted the roles HERE
The creation of roles is governed by a few rules that are there to ensure equal chances for all teams. One of these is “strong roles should not receive automatic credibility”. For instance, in a game where all mafia (BBB) are made of humans, Dervun was a human investigator. He is powerful – yet he would have to work for it, in case he would be found as non-beast. The sooner that would happen, the more danger he would be in, because he might not have had the chance to establish himself as a worthy pro-town player.
Healers have been given downsides as well. Winterfresh was a human, and had only 6 potions. Phoenix woulda taken over from his master and he woulda been given only the remaining potions. In the case of Feathers and Arjey, their role was VERY powerful because they could protect and vouch for each other. That makes 2 less players among which BBB to hide. Their downsides were that they had to work together and try and find each other and then ‘covertly’ agree on who to target at night, EVEN THEMSELVES!
As another rule of mafia roles is ‘to every rule there’s an exception’, there was one regarding the use of magic, too. Unlike the other Shamans, Nature Shamans have to perform a ritual of harnessing the power of nature in their rooms first, then move to their targets to use it. This info was provided to Valli, and they could have made the connection – go back to sub to get mana, then get out and heal people.
Another example is Mopok, who was Beast Behemoth. He could protect teammates, but he would block their abilities in the process. On the flip side, this can be applied to enemies as well, as an offensive ability. Strong role, with other downsides as well: who would believe he’s a Baby Behemoth that easily in a game taking place in a monastery? He can’t even read books!
Later on, tho, if the game didn't end, he would be taken out of the equation by turning into a psycho.
Every information has to be used in a context. For instance, Feathers was spotted by valli initiating the healing ritual in his house. But: he probably was Arjey’s shaman buddy, as he knew and revealed details which Arjey confirmed. He was spotted in the room of someone that didn’t die. He did vote Envious out of the game. He WAS proven a magic user, in a game where the mafia had no such powers. The fact that he did not made the connection between his role and valli’s info is secondary to the weight the previously mentioned reasons had.
In the game of mafia, every player is defined by a few aspects: his role, what he did, and what he said, and what others have on him. Most of the times, not having the full picture can lead to undesired lynches, therefore it’s very important to test every info against the template of a mafia player. For instance, lynching mopok, a confirmed beast, before IgorS/happy/UnSaFe, confirmed humans, just like the race BBB is made of, is an epic fail at doing that.
A good Mafia member is a player that manages to get 1 townie lynched, by whatever means (lying, vouching with his own life, and whatnot), something which also forces the game to go into the night phase, where Mafia can kill 1 more. Then, he may/will get lynched in turn, but this then triggers a new night and a new kill for Mafia. This makes 1 mafia dead for 3 dead townies. 1 player profit – compared to the 2:1 ratio from the getgo. If you keep quiet, you go down without helping your team.
I'd like to quote some fun stuff from Mind:
On a side note: I do believe that D is capable of making roles that complete each other. But I do not believe he'd give them the same name. Even more, roles that complement each other should be powerful roles. Weakened when alone, imba if cast together. But in this case it would be a healer, back up healer and 2 luck based healers. A game with 4 healing based roles? That is to much. I think the nature does other stuff than healing, in that case, Feathers would be lying.
But of course there are many healers
It’s Healers’ Wars! Hahahaha
This was BBB's downfall as well. They just kept attacking high profile targets. I think a total of 5 kills were wasted on such players, like Dervun, Valli, Skuggi, just in those nights following days when these townies had a prominent role, attracting healers' protection in the process - all of them!
The simple name of this game shoulda made them consider picking off slightly less critical players, and they woulda won by day 8 or 9.
I'm sorry about all the inactivity, couldn't be helped. It's my fault for giving them the benefit of the doubt - i failed
. I also made some minor screw-ups while modding the game. Nothing major tho. A wrong nigth info sent to Winter, only half the role sent to pizlo (the rest was on the next page in the Word document
). All in all, more than 600 e-mails
The single most important event of the game was Skuggi blocking happy in the night he died. If, that night, happy woulda been allowed to hijack a vote, BBB woulda won. I'm sure you got stuff you'd like to clarify, so I'm waiting for questions like:
Q: Why there was no kill in Night 1?
A: Envious forgot to send the target