Since it would appear that either me or mpolo is going down this night, I'll turn into near-dialogue mode.
mpolo wrote:Mostly Normal didn't carry out the mafia kill. (according to roband)
BoomFrog didn't leave his house last night (according to mpolo)
t1mm did leave his house last night(according to mpolo), and immediately defended by an apparently false claim. That is, his claim can only be true if the mod has two roles with the same name and different powers. [Roband may have something to add here, based on what he has said.]
From your point of view, I have nothing to do but agree here.
mpolo wrote:I hate trying to explain this kind of thing with hypotheticals, but I think it's the only way to make it clear that only my claim can be true: if I were scum, coming into a day with LYLO, a false claim out of the blue would be extremely risky and of dubious value. The chances of accidentally checking on a player with the role I was claiming would be far too high, and the result far too uncertain. It would be just calling attention to myself. It would be putting myself into great risk just in time to ruin a perfect game. As such, I would not do that if I were scum.
I actually should have cut you off after "hypotheticals", saying: "Then don't", if it weren't that I badly disagreed with what said there.
So, let's stay in your "hypothetical" truth. You're scum. You know we're at LYLO. It's likely people will have to be claiming, so you have to claim something.
This claim has brought you the following things:
1: It got you a claim, which is a quite major thing in the first place. Imagine if everyone was claiming and you were sitting there, in nothingness of claiming...
2: It got you to incriminate me, while I'm not scum. The accusation was heavy enough that I need something to defend myself, but light enough that if I had a good defence, you could still take it back. The manoeuvrability scum wants, y'know.
3: It got you to get suspicion off BoomFrog, who I still think is your scumbuddy. Here too, it was liberating enough that suspicion on BoomFrog would be discouraged, but if we went to lynch him, you could bus him without obviously being tied to him.
Besides, you claim that "the result [would be] far too uncertain". Well, it's kind of easy to be certain of alignments when you're scum... No uncertainty there. And I doubt the game would have been perfect when I had the clearance on MN, I myself was clean, and MN just head-on attacked BoomFrog. In fact, that was the first point you were brought into the slightest of trouble.
mpolo wrote:I conversed briefly with BoomFrog last night about my reason for not posting. It is unfortunately exactly as simple as I said. I checked the other two games, and missed this one completely.
How /convenient/. Someone you thought was town, who forgot to accuse you of the crime he accused 3 others of, also can provide you with an alibi? Gee, such an amazing coincidence. It would almost appear too big a coincidence..
I rest my case. Judges, speak!