First off, very nicely played DarkEl! The only reason I started becoming suspicious of you near the end was not due to anything you had given away, but because I didn't like the odds of Bulletpig and Moliere being wolves. Plus, by the time I could have started actively voicing any suspicions of you, I would have been dead.
I'd like to think that my fellow villagers would have rooted out your evil before the end, but you had a very good chance of winning.
There was one critical moment for me in the game. When it was time to send in my scan, after rickfc had been lynched, I had narrowed it down to three candidates; ScubaV, CeeKay, and DarkEl. DarkEl had one masterstoke that blinded me to his wolfiness. He had cast a vote for me, then retracted it after my rebuttal. Then, he said:
well fuck - I thought that was going to be my big moment of brilliance to have caught a wolf.
He said that before I came out as the Seer, but after I knew that rickfc was a werewolf. I was so focused on what to do about rickfc that the timing of DarkEl's comment, and the way he said it, struck me as genuine. That one comment removed him from my final list to scan that night. Very nicely done!
As for why I scanned ScubaV that night. After I had already revealed rickfc as a wolf, but before he had self-lynched, ScubaV said this:
the hunter must protect ravenvii not Qantaga
That stuck me as a wolf-like comment. He had made a very good analysis of the situation, but that seemed too convenient to me of how a wolf might try to keep me from being protected, so he could kill me that night. Of course, he was just exploring the possibilities, but in the end that's what convinced me to scan ScubaV instead of CeeKay or DarkEl. The other contributing factor was because ScubaV had been doing such a good job analyzing the game. I figured that, if I scanned him and he turned out to be innocent, that he would do a good job fighting for the village's survival, and I was happy with that because he certainly played a great game.
I was suspicious of CeeKay because he had seemed hesitant of my initial claim of rickfc's wolfhood and was even throwing out comments to lynch me first, instead of rickfc.
My original plan after rick was killed had you being lynched today and bulletpig tomorrow. I was pretty surprised that Raven tipped the scales in your favor at the last minute.
That surprised me as well. Although, that would have been a bad thing for you. I was planning on making a very strong plea to JayDee, ScubaV, and ravenvii for Bulletpig's innocence, if CeeKay was lynched and proven innocent. That would have left Moliere and you for the last two lynches. Of course, I would have been dead the next day and you would have had every opportunity to sway them with your silver wolf tongue.
I was surprised at that too. I was going to switch at the last second to you, which would have knocked me down one vote but I didn't have to do anything.
CeeKay would have saved himself at the last second and killed Bulletpig anyway, so I never would have made that argument, after all.
CeeKay, you dog (
), you had me convinced that you had given up on the game. As I said, you were my top suspect that day, but if you would have argued for your innocence or accused someone else, my passive aggressiveness might have caused me to see your innocence again.
All in all, it was a very fun game and I thought everyone played well. Thanks for a fun time all.