But, NightOwl, why did you trust MintPrincess so easily?
OK so about that one. She came to me early one during the spokesperson voting, like before it had tied. I don't remember her exact wording but I remember at one point, she had said something about an Amnesiac and been like "She would..." or something like that. And I jokingly mentioned if she had just told me her role. It took me a bit to full on believe what her claims were, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought "If she is the Amnesiac, the town can use this to their advantage." I then thought that if I worked with her, town could win easily. In my opinion, Mint is better known than I am, and as such I feel more approachable. So combine that with a neutral role, she could "sell" herself to players to get their roles, tell me what they said, and then together we could figure out everything in between.
For awhile I was suspicious of you Remi, which is why I had voted you up at one point. Once you claimed Doctor though I had no choice but to believe you. It was then that we got KS to give out that MP had visited Red. So in my mind the only roles that could visit and not kill at that point were: Doctor, Bodyguard, Investigator (dead), Lookout, and Framer. You had claimed doctor, Der had claimed bodyguard, Myobi the investigator was dead, KS had just admitted to lookout, and that left the framer. So the idea was simple, kill MP then and there and then if she was town, I would kill the liar. If she was mafia, I would kill the jester.
I knew this wouldn't go off without a hitch, though. It was kind of like a trial run to see how well it would work on the forums.
I was also quite busy, especially towards the end. Which is why some of the GM posts came a little late. I didn't expect to be so busy, though. However, I do think this ran a little faster than most other mafia games. We started on the 6th, and it just ended today. Most other games I've played felt like they've lasted about a month and a half. But that was my perspective as a player. I think it always seems longer when you're playing.
If I run it again, at a later date, I definitely am going to limit the PMs. Maybe eliminate them all together. And maybe switch out some roles, too.
I felt so bad for KS because he was originally the Mayor. But then I was like "Hang on... That's not going to work because of the way they want to vote." The Mayor's ability is only really helpful for the way the flash game does it. So I messaged him and was like "I'm a stupid idiot and I goofed. Let me make it up to you by letting you pick which of these two roles you'd like to be." lol That was my own dumb fault. I wasn't thinking until we were just about to start. >.<
It was also my first attempt at trying to fluff up the posts, too. Usually I'd just be like "The townspeople awake to find Val dead. She was the Survivor. GO VOTE!" lol
Regardless, I think it was still a fun round, even with all the "issues". I had tons of fun just piecing everything together! I would say the biggest issue to me was how long it felt. I would come on to see if anything updated, get nothing and then it just felt like it dragged on to me. I guess that comes from players not discussing but also the long time in between phases. I think for a trial run though, it went well!