As a first time player on Team Village, aim to reveal the truth gradually over the course of the discussion. At the beginning reveal who your role was but withold revealing what you did or saw for instance.
As a member of Team Werewolf, lying is essential. As a member of Team Village, lying still has its place as a means of both drawing out other liars and of stalling until you can confirm that you haven’t in fact been switched to Team Werewolf.
If you do intend to lie, before the night phase starts note what roles are being used in the current game and spend the night time thinking about what role you will claim when you wake up. Pick one or two backups in case your favoured role becomes unclaimable.
Key questions you want to be able to concretely answer are:
- What actions would you have performed at night in that role?
- What information would you have gleaned?
- What are all the different ways someone can contradict you?
The simplest case is to pick a role, like the Villager or Hunter, that does nothing at night, gleans no information and can’t be contradicted unless someone either looks directly at your card or sees your claimed role elsewhere on the board. Even the latter won’t lead to a direct contradiction if multiple versions of that role are in play, such as Villagers or Masons.
If there is a Werewolf majority then the game flips on its head. Instead of trying to identify who is on Team Werewolf, the Werewolves can openly debate who is on Team Village and therefore should be targeted for termination. Depending on role selection, a Werewolf majority can be an virtual certainty. There can potentially be eight Team Werewolf roles if the Doppleganger, Alpha Wolf, Minion, Paranormal Investigator, Cursed and the Curator’s Claw of the Werewolf artifact are in play.
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