I normally prefer mustard, but I reaaaally need some ketchup at the moment. Hee! Dealing with recent stuff first, because I really
need to re-read and/or sleep first.
Gopher of Pern wrote:I would have presumed both town and scum would have gotten at least one protection spell of some kind. As sorcs don't need to prepare, it could be a gambit that they can save themselves, but are claiming that they can't to get a townie to waste their spell.
That's a pretty goofy assumption. Sort of the same one that Adacore made last game, "no true townsman would go Evoker"
It's like an onion of misdirection. People are more cautious about throwing evocations around because defensive spells exist. They don't know for sure that you have them, but the fact that they exist still makes them nervous about wasting a spell on you.
ForOfAllThis wrote:Lightning is never meant to strike twice, Van? I find the whole situation drenched in wine still. I'm not sure if a solid conclusion can be achieved from a discussion on this (especially one involving Lataro).
Err, it's not so much a case of lightning striking twice as someone observing something, noting that it went badly, and going "Hmm, I should try that in exactly the same way!" See below.
Van wrote:You guys know how this happened in the first Wizardry, right? Someone makes an anon message with intent to frame, ends up having to point out who usually made the turns of phrase in the message, does so a little too hard and then gets lynched for it. (It's NAR, if you were wondering) And you guys think it happened again, only in a much longer (and appearingly not-fake) post?
You haven't actually said which side you take. Hedgey McHedgerson.
Hedging wat. I don't honestly meta you enough to know if you're the type of player that would read through the previous two games looking for things that worked/didn't, but my gut impression tells me you probably
would. That and you being experienced, makes me think you'd probably see it and decide it was too risky. Do I think you framed Roger Lataro? No.
And while we're discussing hedges, I also am as close to being sure that Lataro isn't scum as I can be without seeing it in bold.
John Citizen wrote:Although I'm fairly sure that claiming spellcasts could be useful, I recall that at least one of us doesn't support it. I'd like to hear everyone's opinions about this.
This is a bad idea unless you can catch scum in a lie with it, e.g. if they try to claim something you cast. Otherwise, it is going to expose power roles.
On a random note, BigNose is scum. Pretty sure. Will explain after nap.