So that's it. There is peace in Little Italy after all. Thanks for playing, everybody! It was probably a forgone conclusion that the game would end in a tie once the Capos were both killed at the same time, but I was frankly surprised at how...symmetrical it turned out to be. The Capos were killed off simultaneously, then the Underbosses, then the Assassins, then the Consiglieres. Galanthor
pretty much saved the Cannolis by astutely investigating Ramster
; otherwise, the Linguines would have won.
It was interesting from my standpoint, because there were a couple of points where the game could have had a dramatically different outcome indeed.
For example, at first, Aiden
wanted to use his assassin ability on Rolin
(his own family's rat), which, if he had succeeded, would have crippled the Cannolis. At the last second he changed his target to Lord Mayerling
, the Linguine Capo.
Also, on Day Two, Rolin
inadvertently helped the Linguines. At the end of the alloted time period, the voting for the Linguines wasAiden
(2 votes) -- thirteenhearts
(1 vote) -- XandiGalanthor
(1 vote) -- Valerian
and thus Aiden
was the Linguines' victim. If, however, Rolin
withheld his vote, that would have meant that Aiden, Imogen,
would have had 1 vote apiece. Since Beguile's Mistress
did not vote that round, and since Rolin
was the Linguine Underboss, a tie would have meant that the Linguines would have done nothing, and Aiden
would have lived.
This probably means nothing to you, but to someone with a bird's eye view of the game, if you will, it was incredibly amusing.
Also, since Ramster
was the Cannoli Bodyguard, the Linguines had a perfect opportunity to take out Mithlomwen
. Part of my intention behind this game was to see if the Rats would be able to convey information effectively to their real families. Unfortunately, between Ramster
(the Rat), Beguile's Mistress
(the Don), and Xandi
(the Assassin), it looked like there was a breakdown in communication. Which is fine; it may not have made much of a difference at the end of the day. But you never know.