I'm worried about you getting lynched. If your flip as a bad guy is discovered, that will change the perception of things dramatically. It could directly involve me. Same could happen if I flip today, too. It's a worrying position.
Duly noted. Work getting busy and my grandma being in the hospital has drastically impacted my ability to make arguments and do multiquoting the last couple day phases so if this all falls apart I'll take the blame lol
Can't be vanilla with the FA of not being able to name claim. The Backup Investigator (you mean alignment cop, right?) sounds convoluted. I'd probably just go for roleblocker, since that's as much a townie role as it is scum.
Okay three choices. Going to do full posts for the examples:
Sorry, I guess I missed where Sorian wanted me to claim. My FA is I cannot name claim. I cannot discuss my role due to this. I cannot say anything that alludes to what my name can be.
Sorry, I guess I missed where Sorian wanted me to claim. My FA is I cannot name claim. My role is Backup Alignment Cop. My PM told me I would be unable to take my spot until the right moment. After Terra died I received a PM telling me I had a one shot command to check someone's alignment. I checked Sorian's N1 and got no result. That's why I wasn't really convinced of his claim D2 but once he further claimed D3 it made more sense. I didn't reveal since no result didn't actually tell us anything, though now it seems either Sorian is lying or I got roleblocked.
Sorry, I guess I missed where Sorian wanted me to claim. My FA is I cannot name claim. My role is Watcher. I watched Sorian N1 and got no result. I watched Star every night after and the only night I got a result was N2 when I was told Royal visited her. I figured she would attract scum at some point but thus far no luck:
#1 is suspicious as all hell. I was gonna type "especially since we've had kingkitty who had to stay mum concerning his FA, because of his FA," but the fact that you can say it's name claim does at least imply the info that you're a power role. I wonder how this would be taken by others. Sorian wouldn't like it, for sure. I would ask you some superficial question about it. Might go ignored by others, but I'm not sure what Ty4on would say.
#2... hm, I kinda like it, but the problem comes from revealing it so late, especially when Sorian's become a point of discussion as a potential lynch target. Could work, though. I need to go back to check, but who did we actually roleblock on N1? Anyways, another issue for this one is what the limiting factor of "not being able to name claim" is. You can fully disclose your power role and discuss it, so who even cares about what kind of "Ultimate" you are? I don't think we had a role name investigator, right? So it seems way more artificial of an FA + PR duo than others, and Sorian might pick up on that.
#3 is weird. Same problems as #2 regarding how the FA relates to the PR. I wonder if you would actually get a notice of Royal visiting anyone when he was killed by us on N2? Or, in a weirder scenario, you would get a notice of two people visiting StarSketch because of Royal visiting her, and then the scum player visiting Royal? Not sure how this role works, and it probably changes game to game.
It's an interesting one, though. And a good excuse for just checking Star all the time, since the expectation would be that she would have eventually been night killed.
Alright, so the justification for your FA would be that you couldn't falsely claim as vanilla, since that would imply a role name and get you killed. And if you had claimed your FA earlier, that would have implied you being a Power Role. Got it, that sounds good.
I guess divulging #2's information with your claim makes sense and saying that you kept quiet because it didn't really inform anything works.
And if that's the standard process for #3, that would work too.
I guess it's #2 or #3, your call. I think I might go for #2, but I'm not totally sure between that and the other. Might want to quote the post where Sorian is asking you to claim once again before your response, so that it doesn't seem like you're just posting it out of the blue.
Whichever one you pick, make sure it works and sounds like it's actually coming from a townie, and not someone posing themselves as one, heh. I probably won't be able to come to your defense if any inconsistencies come up, so make it a good one.
Crap, looking back, the one thing I'm hesitant about in your post is how you apologize to Sorian for supposedly having missed the first time he prodded. I wonder if it would have been better to go with the appearance of acknowledging how he had asked for it at first, but simply decided of your own volition that now was the right time to do it as discussion didn't seem to be going anywhere.
Definitely me. I'm far more suspicious I think. I've laid some groundwork for further pushing against Sorian if I die. Just kill whichever of Ty and Star seems less likely to vote for Sorian if I get lynched today. Sorian does have a history of bussing teammates.
Huh, seems like a lucky twist of fate that you didn't need to use the convenient excuse of being roleblocked, as you supposedly "guessed" Sorian's role correctly as an odd night commuter. I don't know if you should engage with this particular tidbit, though. Still can't tell if he's lying or telling the truth.
Still, though, it seems your role claim is being taken pretty well.
So if someone votes for someone other than us two tomorrow, do we hammer it or not? If the strat is that we should, we need to ensure that both of us are present at the same time and that we post at the exact same time, to prevent "gotcha" shenanigans like what happened at the end of the Persona mafia.
I've seen this strategy get messed up twice in two different games I was in, so I'm kind of reluctant to do so. Even if we made sure we were both there at the same time, things can get pretty nuts in those volatile situations. Might be best to just let it go through its natural course at the end of the day? The issue is that things still seem pretty nebulous, and you've been the main subject of discussion for a while now.
Actually, I don't even know what I was thinking there, but I couldn't just do nothing to his vote. I guess he's hoping that scum would have the natural inclination to hammer if a vote was on someone, and if they're not doing it, that's proof that I'm one of them. It's an interesting ploy he's going for. Might mean Sorian will have to be the one to go, or I will at the end of this day phase. That's not promising, 'cause then you might bite it during the subsequent day phase.