I think this game would be really interesting (and not frustrating) to play in if the islanders knew what was going on. The core design itself is actually quite clever...
I don't disagree with this. The idea of two voting channels is clever. It's just too devoid of info. Even more so than Harry Potter, which deserves a congratulations, because I didn't think that was possible.
I have thought about running this game as an 'open' set up, it only needs a few tweaks for that. I think it would be interesting to see how differently people play. I might still do it in a few seasons (unless I'm banned from hosting )
As for the lack of info: town is definitely running blind at the moment, but they won't stay that way for much longer. I'm glad we're almost done with the early game
I still haven't entirely processed that apparently not everyone on the island is ordinary or vanilla scum. With the whole Bestow stuff I implicitly thought that would be the case. That would make a mass claim on the island entirely useless.
The afterlife people having access to the island makes total sense lore wise but might be a bit of a problem from a gameplay perspective. If someone did something scummy and gets lynched for it there is no reason why he shouldn't be immediately be lynched in the Afterlife... If someone gets lynched because "well, we have to lynch someone", then it's a different case. We'll see, i guess.
Oh, I see, because Scum can't normally Bestow, they'd have to use a Scum partner as scapegoat. That connection is only one sided tough. If the bestowing player flips, Afterlife knows the bestowed player is scum, but not vice versa.
You get a real problem if they want to work out as a group who is going to bestow whom, tough...
Oh I hate it when people talk shit about past games... The medium in MGS died the night the first scum was lynched. There was never a chance to omit anything scum would've said in the dead thread (even though that would've been easy, but the point is, it never happened at all)
Of course he doesn't have to, I'm still not sure wether roy wants to catch more scum offguard or if he told the truth about his role. You seem to indicate Palmer's pm will be shown upon lynching, that would be very bad for scum. Otherwise he should be safe for the afterlife. It feels like the bad guys lack the proper motivation to own this game. Getting assigned to mafia after one day of unimportant ordinary gambits was probably discouraging.