Just finished reading the thread. I have to say, the contract killer really is an interesting role. I really like this idea of trying to get him on our side by trying to align his goals with our goals. It's something the mafia can't do because they obviously can't post in the thread blatantly advertising their services so it's an advantage (if at this stage tiny, perhaps much more exploitable as the game progresses) that we should make use of. Stating the obvious here but if we can get the CK on our side that's an unlimited vigi, something worth spending a considerable amount of effort to get.
I can't say that these are definitely correct but I'd like to put them out there for consideration.
It is likely that the CK have to survive the entire game
The deals they make are relevant to the win condition in some way. This one is much sketchier so I'd like opinions on it but first let me explain my reasoning. Possibilities here could include 'the side you make the most deals with has to win'. This is worth considering because it promotes the idea playstyle where the CK will play both sides until a point where they can pick which side is going to win and align themselves with them. Which means that if we do find the CK, we need to be careful we don't give away too much info.
Moving on from the CK for now:
Mayoral elections, not sure who to vote for yet, I'm not too impressed by stuff like 'I worked hard to ensure town victory in x game', I much prefer to vote for the player who I essentially think is better than the other candidates at stuff like behavioural analysis (eg why I voted for MBH last game, I think most people can oragnise the town well if they are active enough).
Dreamflower covered everything I saw in the first post. I'd like to get people to please stop posting about 3 lions I think we finally proved (myself included) that it's useless to bandy about day 1 clue *accusations*. Much better to do what dreamflower did and come up with potential clues. To take it further, here's how I would rank the potential clues that have been noted so far.
Clues I see as likely
Clues that I'm not sure about
Both looking up
Clues that I think are just creative writing (eg kicking as a form of attack in mafia 1)
BloodyCobbler being left to die slowly.
I'm by no means an authority on the subject though, so people please discuss.
Which leads me on to my final point. We need to keep this thread active! Yes it is active at the moment, but in a couple of RL days? I think a pivotal factor in the last game was that we were incredibly active for the majority of the game. So discuss!