"Alternatively he could have a change of heart and post normally, but I don't see that happening."
As a matter of fact, it is happening! Ver is my witness, but he is not playing! Argh! After the last game I played, I told Ver that I would play a serious game. Also, since there are no flips -- I can not afford to act crazy because that will just confuse the town. My death can't explain anything. So, I will avoid riddles and equivocal communication.
If town does decide to lynch me, I will most likely play crazy in more games to come. Last time I attempted to play the sane game, I was shot on day 1. That game I decided to play normally, because I was tried of trolling (trolled the two games prior -- trolling is a tiring task).
There is no pms this game -- more the reason for me to play sane. I cannot have any hidden agendas. So, that leaves me with the option of analyzing scum in the open -- which i typically never do.
Things I noticed about my scum analysis abilities:
I find I typically good at analyzing people in the shadows where there isn't much spotlight on them. A flaw I have is that I have trouble discriminating people with blues roles vs being red. I find I can spot non-roles vs roles rather easily. However, this game we don't know the roles nor how many, Everyone could have a role. But I know this isn't true. Of course, GM will say to ignore such matters. But for me roles have major impact on playing style, thus cannot be neglected in analysis. Ever hear of a role schema? If someone is given a role -- they will play that role. A clever player will try to pretend to be another role.. but let's hope we can see through such attempts.
No flips = DO NOT BE BROWN. In this game, everyone must be clear and straightforward. We must avoid typical scum hunting tatics. Do Not Lie to gain information. Do Not Lie to get someone to react in the thread. Do Not act crazy. Answer all questions directly. If you do not want to reveal information, then state that you don't feel comfortable providing such information. Do not ignore people. Not in this setup.
This is a new game.