Well, that was fun.
When I got rolecalled so early I knew I'd have no choice but to be honest and call Gorbag. The risk in lying was too high at that point so I thought I'd at least get an idea of who my rival was according to who tries to lynch me. Then when Vesh delayed his rolecall I correctly figured he must have been either mafia or my rival, and either way I would want him lynched. That said, I was probably too hasty in calling a lynch on him - I suspect it made him more likely to reveal Shagrat and his/our win condition, after which it was going to be pretty difficult to get either of us Lynched. I tried, oh god, how I tried, but like I said before, once Vesh and I were in the open it was a foregone conclusion.
Of course the positive was that we were effectively able to confirm each other as safe townies - a fact that I decided to take full advantage of. Knowing I was probably safe from lynching, I ended up taking a very aggressive approach, throwing suspicion on anyone I could and leaping to lynches before it was probably not wise to do so. It was all to try and paint myself as a loose cannon that the mafia thought they might be able to take advantage of, narrow down the suspects according to who does/doesn't support my suspicions and most of all, get everyone talking. The way I figured it the more people talked, the better the chances were of the mafia tripping up.
Speaking of which, for the first few days I actually thought Charlie was the cop, based on his character profile (he's listed as an orc "inspector").
It's why I threw suspicion on him and suggested that the "cop" investigate him. I didn't think it would lead to a lynch, but I hoped it would at least pull some mafia into following my suspicions and reduce the chances that he'd get killed at night (I figured as mafia, they'd be more likely to lynch people that everyone figured were townies).
Speaking of which, I'm actually curious to know whether Brooksey suggested lynching Charlie because I had thrown suspicion on him before? After Brooksey was revealed as mafia, I couldn't help but wonder whether they specifically chose charlie because they thought I'd follow suit and lynch with them? Is there any truth to that, or were my efforts all for naught?
On the final, short lived day, with Vesh still around I knew I was going to lose this game no matter what I tried. So it was just a matter of deciding how
I lost. I was actually seriously considering Lynching Vesh, killing off my rival and guaranteeing the win for the Mafia. In the end though, I decided I'd probably get lynched in real life for such a douche move.
So instead I decided that if this game was going to end, it was going to be through my own actions, regardless of who won.
I honestly thought Disembodied Head was the most likely Mafia suspect. I could not understand why he'd possibly think I was mafia so it seemed incredibly suspicious when he tried to lynch me, not to mention encouraging Massean to give info that would result in a mod-kill and then lynching Charlie. In any case, it's a credit to Onyx that he managed to stay out of suspicion for the entire game.
Onyx - were you honestly hoping to try and lynch me on the last day? The way I figured it the only two suspects left were you and DH, with Vesh and myself being definite townies. If you'd tried to lynch me then I would have almost definitely concluded that you were mafia. Fortunately for you I was in no mood for talking. I'd already decided that I was going to control how this ended and I was pretty confident that DH was the mafia anyway.
In the end, I don't think I ever accused a single actual mafia the entire game. In fact, in retrospect I was pretty terrible at this game from start to finish.
Nevertheless, playing as aggressively as I did was pretty fun, even if it possibly achieved nothing in the end!