EDIT: Mini Mafia 1 is worth reading. Scum got nailed to the wall but Yeeny's D3 gambit was pretty good. Also had me as best cop.
EDIT2: I think D1 is always a shot in the dark. Going after inactives is the safe play. Maybe one of these days town will realize that scum is usually active...
It is, but Scum have been nailed to the wall on Day 1 before. Gafia 1 and Mini Mafia are the two I can think of right off the bat so it's not an impossible task but with Town always going 'we can't do it on Day 1' it almost creates this air of self-doubt and a massive lack of confidence. Town is going to be wrong, it's impossible to get around that, but lately it just feels like Town is doubting itself too much when it comes to lynches and goes straight for the easy route.
The thing i like to do on day 1 is making sure there are a bunch of lynch candidates close together. The chance of one being scum will be pretty big, and sure, you may not lynch that scum, but scum would actually have to put in work to prevent that, giving you more to work with.
Why is it that Town Gafia seems to default to lynching inactives on Day 1 lately? Is it uncertainty? Easy target?
either way I'm getting shades of Pokemon Mafia here
Eh, better lynch in actives day 1 then being dumb and lynching them farther along in the game when you actually have things to look at and scum hunt.
Eh, I don't disagree but if you find someone who is acting scummy but posts a lot versus someone who is null border-lining Scum and posts very little it feels like going for the active one is the better bet. Inactives just have such a fine line between Town and Scum that it's almost impossible to tell the difference sometimes.