Firstly: given the time constraints and current votals I'll make this a decision between Patzer, Freezeblade and No Vote, so these two get my focus.
Patzer (lycanthrope, tracker): Would have been my choice early on because of the Sabrar-Patzer situation. Sabrar had actually drawn my attention with that strange rant about an off-by-one-key misspelling of his name; so I was already suspicious when the second-place vote-tying came along. However the no-chat result on Sabrar and mind-controlled vote for Patzer (both in one post by CF) makes the lovers or siblings hypothesis quite plausible, since Liar:Crucialityfactor would just be adding her own name to the list of suspicously linked people when any of them flip anti-town. Risky, and purpose-free as far as I can tell. Therefore CF is probably being truthful here.
Freezeblade (welder): Yesterday SDK didn't seem particularly suspicious to me, but I guess I see people's problem with him in retrospect. Today Freezeblade is melting into the wallpaper even when he does post, which seems very odd for a lynch favourite. I'm going to take that as a scummy sign (said he after having disappeared for a week himself
) It's true that the welder power could help alien-lynching efficiency, but only if we're farily sure of who to hit. Since I think there's a better-than-random chance that Freezeblade is scum himself (I'm hoping for our first alien):vote freezeblade
Secondly: some responses to people discussing me.
has a gut feeling about me, among other gutfeelees. <shrug> Nothing to respond to here. (Oh, and Van=Heather, who nursified me. OK, seems consistent.)
talks about my having difficulties finding specific things to latch onto, and my being careful with word choice. I agree with both, but would put the former down to being a new player, the latter to being a second-language speaker. I did point out that my opinions were second-hand because, well, they were; and it seems like a good idea to acknowledge that convincing-sounding sources may themselves have an anti-town agenda.
questions my understanding of third-party win conditions. To make my assumptions explicit: I've been reading "you win" as "everybody else doesn't", with the smaller group's conditions taking precedence over the larger. So if a jester gets lynched, and then later all scum is eliminated, jester wins with town in second place. If werewolves kill off enough of their competition to win, but leave the/a traitor alive, the traitor(s) win ahead of the wolves. What is your interpretation?
- same post, the matter of Druids is back. I can only point out again that I have offered to claim druid-or-not-druid if anybody asks, and that nobody so far has asked. My reasoning was that it might be useful to know who cared enough about this to actually ask the question. And when I pointed out that druids have chat, it was in the context of discussing the snark trap: It's reasonable to assume that any druids would discuss their response in private before acting, so a trap would need to fool them both. Hence my low opinion of Snark's chances.
Third: other things I've noticed
- I would very much like an investigation result on Jimbob. The 2 scum voters result may
be true, but in the list he gives of Sungura, znirk, mpolo, Van, patzer and Djehutynakht I would actually accept as plausible a result of no anti-town at all. Scum:Jimbob would not want to reveal that result because of its obvious effect on the lynch targeting space.
... and that's pretty much all I've got, and all I have time to come up with before deadline. Again, sorry for my D2 lapse. I promise to do better from now on (if I survive the night).