It may not look like it from the outside but that was the hardest game of Mafia I've ever played. I should probably start with apologies to members of the opposite team, especially James who gave me goodies and Massaen who was so helpful, so sorry about that
It could have gone either way at any time, right down to the final day.
What wasn't common knowledge was that I had a private channel to Massean using a walkie talkie. I've seen so many people stuff that up and get themselves caught that I was simultaneously cautious and verbose in it. I had no choice but to use it because a townie had given it to me, and no choice but to set itup with Massaen or raise suspicion about why I'd communicate with a non-confirmed townie. It paid off in spades though.
So what made this game so hard?
We had two team members caught by powers - noone was caught by any other means than confirmed positive results.
We had THREE night kills bounce. That's got to be a record
We had a Lynch kill fail (because of govenor, apparently). Keep in mind, four kills is the equivalent of the whole mafia team.
But after all that, including me being caught giving ninja gear to Drsno twice, by the end we didn't even need Drsn0 to vote in any of the final votes; town was so thoroughly convinced.
Good game. Tense, but very good.