I hope you don't mind me being critical, Herbi. I appreciate that it was the first attempt and obviously I'm grateful that you even gave us the opportunity to play.
I really don't think it was particularly possible for the Mafia to win this. To give a Detective the ability to identify players and then grant him immunity with a Nurse just seems like a game killer to me. Let's be honest, it was five days of nothing and then almost as if the townsfolk entered a cheat code and were told the players to kill. I tried my best, but I'm afraid my fellow Mafia buddies just weren't really... doing anything to help the cause. Mini E I appreciate couldn't be available much, but Nood did nothing and actually on two occasions I believe was responsible for lack of lynching townsfolk when he decided to vote to do nothing, meaning the vote ended up tied. I was hoping one of them would 'come out' as the real Detective, but no, Mini E wasn't around and Nood just basically admitted to being a Mafia member (I remember several times the response to PCCD and HM's suspicions being "Nood didn't exactly deny being a Mafia member") and also voted to have me lynched even when I had russled up a decent amount of doubt surrounding Smurphy's role. if the two of them had voted for Smurphy on that day, I think that the votes would have gone for him and it could have been a different story.
As far as codes go, I don't see what I could have done. My attempt on the first day obviously went unnoticed, or perhaps the double-bluff wasn't understood. I looked through the sparing posts made by Nood and Mini E but couldn't find anything.
All in all I don't know if it was because the game is imbalanced or it was because I simply wasn't clever enough to pass/pick up on codes in posts, but I would suggest a fair bit of tweaking for the next version.
However, I am truly grateful to you for putting this on as I do enjoy playing these games a lot. I know it takes a lot of time up and it was really cool of you
. I hope I don't come across as too bitter, I'm really just trying to make some constructive criticism and of course getting a few sly digs in at Nood.