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The LCPANES Terminal
Four isolated prisoners must escape using a network of linked computers in this text-based adventure.



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#lynch Gourd_Clae

It's because Gourd isn't a cop, obviously. What's your flavor, Gourd?

So this means it's lylo, or that Gourd is the possessed vessel I guess or he wouldn't fakeclaim. Which means that yeah cave is almost definitely second scum or else 3-man scumteam could've extended hammer'd me without Gourd needing to claim.

My guess is I triggered the cop claim by suggesting that the eye claim, which would've meant a second scum would need to reveal themselves anyway.

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I feel like you are not reading the game very closely because I've explained this numerous times. i'm in touch with them in a doc but don't know if it's actually a player. obviously if I die or they die it doesn't work at all.

I wanted to make sure this was the case because now I think there's a way to confirm the pazuzu stuff. If the masonry breaks with the death of either one of you, then there's no danger to the eye to reveal themselves (as killing either one of you voids the power, and you've already exposed yourself).

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You'd also want to identify a vessel, now that that's confirmed to exist. Still no consensus on the alignment of the "destiny spirit" or whether it's actually a player.

One last @cave: are you at all in touch with the eye or just know that they exist? Because I wonder if your masonry is at all functional if either one of you die.

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Cap do you really think this is a traditional mafia game with a traditional scumteam? Versus weirdness happening with possession? If so, how do you explain the nightkill patterns?

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@Dudesoft: if you're town, it's clearly either cave or gourd.

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Oh and I think I mentioned before but do you think it's possible Pazuzu is a scum player, there is no "eye of Pazuzu," and someone is royally trolling you?

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non-game mechanics stuff:

Odd was mod-confirmed as town. Shinan is town by investigation sortof, but even if pazuzu is fake he's still probably town. Cap looks town.

I find you to be scummy because I basically have two theories: that thing about scum dying on a timer at the end of the day, or else it's traditional mafia plus the vessel mechanic, and you're attempting to "control the narrative" like you commented as the winning strategy for the SMT game. I think most other people playing a conventional mafia game would've made a very different d1 nightkill choice. And I don't have a lean either way on DS/LockeZ/Gourd -- DS due to inactivity, LockeZ because he will be changing his playstyle either way after last game, and I never have a read on gourd.

If pazuzu can only communicate via piano, is that via pm or doc?

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I wrote most of that when it was only Shinan who had shown up today. Given this post I'm not willing to kill anyone but cave, dudesoft, or gourd today. @Cave I don't understand why you wouldn't trust the night results unless you thought Pazuzu wasn't town. Also what post was targeted on day 1?

re:voting on me, half the people who were actually there switched, it looks like the net result was that it resulted in Ozzy's death instead of dudesoft's.

I'm finding it very hard to play the game when the win condition is so vague.

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Sorry I missed the end of yesterday. Thoughts on rules:
1. It's majority lynch, checking the OP. Ozzy was killed by town, which I didn't realize when I first read how things progressed.
2. for sure scum does actually kill by nightkill. demon's death was just posted before the night was over for some reason.
3. It's not looking as straightforward as possessed=scum, unless deflection killed two scum in a row which seems dumb.

Couple options about the nightkill:
1 = my first thought was that possession was the scum means to kill people again (ie it both kills them and obscures their role) and someone wanted demon dead and then wanted ebeth dead. I don't understand who prioritizes like that though.
2 - "possession" is a combined action for both nightkill and possess, so if for instance ebeth was actually the vessel, scum would've won by killing her. But this doesn't make sense because ebeth was the only person confirmed /not/ to be vessel.
3 - This one's my current working theory: there's only one "scum" at a time. They die at the end of the night and choose a new target to possess. So yes, the two people who died were both scum but they died on a timer. Each night they choose someone else to possess, and if they correctly guess it was the vessel, then all the dead scumteam guys win. Presumably if the vessel dies then it's just classic mafia? But ozzy seemed to think the "destiny spirit" could be destroyed and in this option the destiny spirit would just be like... elemental scumminess, not an actual player.

@CAVE: why can't pazuzu and the eye confirm their identities to you in mason chat? There seems zero reason to me to be that cryptic.

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@LockeZ: Yeah I dunno, remember in Ys where town lost because I thought I was a gardener? It sounds like Ozzy's role PM was very involved anyway.

@Cave: Does Pazuzu direct the night actions? Like who submitted that shinan should be investigated?

Update about the possession thing -- check the first post. Liberty is listed as Deceased Town while demon is listed as Deceased Possessed. I think it's safe to assume he was scum killed while submitting nightkill. Either way it makes me doubt Ozzy's possession thing more than Cave's claim.