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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    Okay, guess I'll start handing out roles tomorrow.

    Standard issue Steph-style RNG clusterfuck setup? I'll adjust some of the parameters by hand, things like garuntee certain town-critical roles, but beyond that any requests?

    Roles revealed on death, obviously.

    Cause of death, hidden or revealed?

    Public roles list, hidden, or partially-known?
    Hidden cause of death is always hilarious.

    List of roles used is known but not numbers?
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    Sorry if I'm being dense, but could someone please explain the cab driver role to me, ideally using examples.

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    Its pretty suck,

    you basically PM the person runnning the game with who you want to swap with during the night

    then if that person gets killed/investigated/anything you are basically investigated instead, and if you where targetted for anything they receive that instead.

    great if you know someone is coming for you and decide to swap with a mafia or serial killer or something.

    not great if you swap with someone and die (happened to me last game)

    on turn one xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckduck View Post
    Sorry if I'm being dense, but could someone please explain the cab driver role to me, ideally using examples.
    It's pretty simple at its core: the cab driver chooses two players (one of those players can be the cab driver herself), and they're swapped.

    For example, consider villager V and serial killer SK. The mafia has decided V is going down, and tells Steph "V is our target". In the meantime, our trusty cab driver tells Steph he's going to swap V and SK this round. The swap occurs, and now the mafia is targeting SK, and not V (though, importantly, they don't know this). The mafia hit fails, and the mafia now thinks V is either protected by the doctor, or is the serial killer.

    Mafia: Targets V.
    Cabbie: Swaps V and SK.
    Mafia: Still thinks they're targeting V, but are actually now targeting SK.
    Steph: Soz Mafia, your hit fails.
    Mafia: Shit, V is the serial killer!
    Cabbie: Heh.
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    Has its uses but they are limited. Most cabbies in our game over use the ability and screw stuff up more than help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubica
    And her name was Limul Azgoden, a lowly peasant girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lana Torrin View Post
    Has its uses but they are limited. Most cabbies in our game over use the ability and screw stuff up more than help.

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    The cab driver is immensely powerful if you have any knowledge about roles and actions, but he is just a randomizer in the early game when you lack that. Since ambiguity tends to favor the mafia and makes it harder for the village to figure stuff out I advised last game (? I think) that cab drivers don't mess around in the beginning much, however fun that might appear to be, but I suppose it's pretty hard to resist using your powers if you have any. However, a good cab driver is the most powerful role the village can have in the endgame, far more so than doc, sheriff or vigilante. I don't think we ever had one making it to that point though.

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    Great. Thanks for the pointers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarantine View Post
    The cab driver is immensely powerful if you have any knowledge about roles and actions, but he is just a randomizer in the early game when you lack that. Since ambiguity tends to favor the mafia and makes it harder for the village to figure stuff out I advised last game (? I think) that cab drivers don't mess around in the beginning much, however fun that might appear to be, but I suppose it's pretty hard to resist using your powers if you have any. However, a good cab driver is the most powerful role the village can have in the endgame, far more so than doc, sheriff or vigilante. I don't think we ever had one making it to that point though.
    I won lastgame with my swap iirc.

    so yeah cheers for the lackofcredit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sp4m View Post
    I won lastgame with my swap iirc.

    so yeah cheers for the lackofcredit
    Cool won the last game with clever endgame and use of his doctor powers, everything before that was pretty random if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarantine View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sp4m View Post
    I won lastgame with my swap iirc.

    so yeah cheers for the lackofcredit
    Cool won the last game with clever endgame and use of his doctor powers, everything before that was pretty random if you ask me.
    but i swapped + saved cool.

    cool would have died.

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    Games have been won by cabbies to date, and others where having a cabbie would have been excellent.

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    Do you mean not having a cabbie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sp4m View Post
    Do you mean not having a cabbie?
    no he doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pratell View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sp4m View Post
    Do you mean not having a cabbie?
    no he doesn't.
    So there is never a downside to having a cabbie?

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    Of course there is. You could randomly screw up the sheriff's investigation or doctor save.

    But yeah... you saved me, and I went on to help the village so don't say "the role sucks" We all win together remember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool09 View Post
    Of course there is. You could randomly screw up the sheriff's investigation or doctor save.

    But yeah... you saved me, and I went on to help the village so don't say "the role sucks" We all win together remember.
    Only if I'm not the SK again

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubica
    And her name was Limul Azgoden, a lowly peasant girl.

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    Steph shooting at people, must be mafia or SK.

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