So dubious look at you right now.
But aside from that - YEP. You have a relatively accurate description of my behavior.
But that's because look at the context. We had no info and were throwing random votes. Then I jump on prime and in a way that looks shady. And what happens?
People follow me. Some of them follow well, and some of them follow like blind sheeping, with no reason to believe me town at this point in the game.
Meanwhile, Prime actually handles the votes well.
So ... I conclude Prime is probably town for a couple reasons, and instead switch to Eidolonic - who followed me on Prime and scummed it up and so on.
And lo and behold - people DON'T follow me nearly as quickly.
So when I look at Prime's squirming, I see townish behavior (although he IS still Prime @_@) but when I look at Eidolonic's squirming, I see scum.
This is generally how I work - I poke for reactions and don't explain what I'm doing at the time, because explaining it spoils the point. And sometimes I have info and can use that to help me, and sometimes I don't, and am flying blind by the seat of my pants.
... and you seem to see what I saw in Eido, so ... looks like it worked for meAlso, someone I am familiar with, Eidolonic. He threw a vote early on at Prime (first serious vote, at least), and took it off just as quick. This is after saying it was serving more of a purpose staying on Prime than it was off him. It seems since everyone started voting him, he got panicked and nervous, and was backpedaling, trying to get people to get away from him. After trying to inflame the Prime BW, i think this is worth mentioning, and if I didn't have it set on me to vote Laset for finding out just WTF he is doing, i'd be voting Eido.
(I am not super-keen on Fortuna's questions but at least they're decent questions.)
I stand by that pick so hard.
Rule #2: They had to be fucking active.
Aside from that, my goal was to make my court a mix of powerplayers and long-lived townies. I picked Stiq because I knew for sure he was town but I also figured the witches would leave him alive for a while because he'd LOOK like an easy mislynch. I picked Acio because he looked like Towncio and I wanted that talking to me. I picked Deceptive because he's a mix of powerplayer and long-lived and I had a nice townread on him. I picked Ehrgeix because I had a super idiosyncratic townread that turned out poorly, but the general idea is one I stand by.
That is: If you have someone you are /sure/ is town and are also sure witches will believe they can get that person lynched? Pick 'em! Pick 'em so hard.
But get active players. And get a few power players. I'd go for 3-4 powerplayers and 3-4 under-the-radar types as targets. So look at the current composition of your court. If you've got Acio and Mirdini and you're Deceptive, well. maybe don't pick me. But if you're jwlk and have Genetixientist and Crilly on your court, maybe pick like me/acio/deceptive/mirdini or something.
ALSO: Make your queen and duke post /a lot/. Like make them post nonstop and give you reads constantly. Force them to say shit and help you pick but remember that until and unless they convince you they're town they could be scum and will try to stack the shit out of the court. Don't just mindlessly go with what they suggest.
watAnd i also have my first real scummy feeling of the game! Vote: Deceptive. This is not townceptive!
Anyway, I have a few scummish reads I would advise heavily against picking for court, but I don't think I need to worry about them? I just want to point out that I'm willing to bet we have at least one scum asking questions by now.
I'd be happy with Mirdini or Acio or Deceptive on the court, I would be wary of Prime and I would advise against Tea. He's scaring me :c