I awoke with a start, & surveyed the sleepy hamlet anew. Not a lot had changed while I had slept. Boxing promoters, diamond thieves, Irish gypsies, pawn shop owners-turned-petty thugs, evil Russian gangsters, bulletproof strong-arms, bad boy yardies, diamond brokers, man-eating pigs, squeaky dogs, and a whole bunch more actively debated if we should have a sheriff, if that sheriff should be a hunter, and if he should reveal himself as such.
Ozymandias wrote:That would be absolutely ridiculous.
Taken out of context? Surely it would
Ozymandias wrote:I feel like you're not thinking the scenario through properly.
I confess, that is likely. Care to enlighten me?
Ozymandias wrote:If two players claim Hunter, then clearly the FIRST one to make the Hunter claim should be the one who gets lynched that day. That way, only the real Hunter will have incentive to counterclaim-- Wolves won't dare fake counterclaim a real Hunter because they'll be signing their own death warrant when the Hunter gets lynched.
So there's no reason why a real Hunter shouldn't come forward to counterclaim a fake Hunter-- because not only will a Wolf die, but the Hunter himself will get to live as a confirmed Villager for the rest of the game.
That's much better for the Villagers than the Hunter getting mauled.
This scenario only works if we have two claimants. Due to the human bias of this scenario, it's highly unlikely, therefore claiming its merits as given is a straw man argument. I worry whenever an entire village attempts to strong arm one player into revealing themselves. I mean it worked with Lady Godiva (I loved the energy of her first album... But that "Edge of Glory" song from the follow up was about her grandfather, which had me kind of
, but I'm changing the subject.)
The problem is, voting no Omar Sharif
means less vote analysis, due to less information. Did we learn nothing from his turn as Doctor Zhivago? I admit, my suspension of disbelief was troubled when the role of his half brother was played by Alec Guinness.
Like many of today's arguments, Film critic Roger Ebert felt that Doctor Zhivago "lumbered noisily from nowhere to nowhere", and that Omar Sharif's performance was "soulful but bewildered". In general, the film's critics have found Doctor Zhivago too overly romantic and almost at the level of soap opera, and those same critics who found the length of the film overbearing also found the depiction of historical events too facile.
rekard wrote:Wolves can also try to claim being a hunter if one of them is slated to meet certain doom by a lynch. If the hunter counterclaims, the wolves will now know who not to maul, and helps them deduce better who the other roles can be. It also helps to mess with the votes and potentially ruin 1-2 days of information with massive bandwagons. If the wolf was going to die anyways, what better way to go than getting the hunter out in the open and messing the vote structure.
Ozymandias wrote:So what are you suggesting in this scenario? That the real Hunter do nothing, and let the false Wolf Hunter live?
That doesn't seem like a good option for the Villagers.
If anything, this potential scenario of yours is a very strong argument for the Hunter revealing himself on Day 1 and being elected Sheriff, so that the Wolves won't be able to pull these types of shenanigans.
I will state, I am intrinsically uncomfortable with the focus on one role & personally believe the hunter is most effective with a known kill shot that will hit a wolf, something that only happens if Skywalker's sister were to remain safely anonymous. I am concerned that a confirmed human does not equal a skilled hunter, but that his votes will lead to sheeping... Lock, stock, and two smoking barrels.
So why am I voting no Omar Sharif? While I emphatically do not agree with asking/forcing the hunter to reveal, if he chooses to, he does present a viable candidate, and that's information we don't have today.
More in a bit,