I liked this distro when it came up for a few reasons, many relating to Kas For one, him being Brandon was a neat in-world explanation for how an SEr is actually Brandon in a wizard beard, but more than that I thought it would be nice to have a lurcher who wouldn't necessarily default to protecting Kas every other cycle like many of us would be wont to do (ignore the fact that Kas self-protected every other cycle). As Wiz pointed out, Brandon was designed to be cover for the SK, but over the course of the game Coffee wasn't attacked and no one was lurched, so But I think it worked fine anyway.
Another thing I liked about the distro was e!JNV against v!Kas, which I didn't set up intentionally but was definitely a factor in picking the distros RNG gave me. In the past I've full-on sheeped Kas' JNV meta reads that were beyond what I could tell, and he was always right, so I wanted to see how he would fare against e!JNV. And I got my answer in literal C1, where he e read him pretty early on. He waffled a bit but ultimately was right again. So there's a question answered! No pressure for future games, Kas
The elim team ended up being more inactive than I was anticipating, though I maybe should have guessed. Ash going full Dingo was not in the plan (you're fine, Ash) and neil was a gamble, but hey that part of it paid off! @neil the beguiled it was super fun to watch you play and I hope you stick around long enough for me to play with you myself. 2/3 elims not voting the first two cycles screwed with the village for awhile but with an assist from Coffee they got back in it.
And I suppose Coffee was a gamble as well (see my note at the start of the SK doc) but I feel like that also was a good decision. I don't like to be predictable with who gets what role as I like the idea of pure random distros so making a long returning player SK and a new one elim wasn't something I was afraid of doing
This... went about how I expected xD Around half the players did this for the first cycle or two, which was basically what I had pictured. The CG suffered greatly, imo, from me making up what it was literally the day before the game started and I don't think the conception was all that good, which was /fine/ because it didn't really mean anything as far as the actual game was concerned. It also suffered from rules inconstancy with me making a rule change that sort of made sense to correct something I thought made even less sense, but what I'd imagined to be a competitive race for points turned out to be pretty clunky. Which again I think is fine as the CG doesn't matter all that much.
I only made two actual mistakes with this. The first was deciding that elims couldn't be teamed together, which though I never confirmed, absolutely could have been metagamed to huge village advantage. (Shoutout Archer for not doing this :P). In general I failed to consider the implications of the CG, but it never got out of hand unless you count JNV's second point coming because Ash told them who his opponent was. The second mistake was that I gave Coffeecat the exact same CG role as their opponent, making them both Corrupted on accident. The worst part of this is that Coffee being inactive for the first 24ish hours gave me ample time to notice and fix this mistake, but I only noticed immediately after Coffee checked her PM :P. Again though, this didn't actually matter in the long run.
And I guess that's it. Thanks again to everyone who signed up and played, making it the most well-attended con/SE game in awhile, and certainly the longest in awhile I had a lot of fun with the more unconventional (or perhaps more conventional ) setting and writeups. After the AG I'm going to try to ease off on SE as I finish up school so idk if I'll GM again, but if this was my last I definitely would call it an excellent end.
Oh yeah, shoutout to Tallybot, the real MVP of the game xD But seriously, it's a great tool. I definitely recommend it for future GMs, provided Kas/Drake are able to distribute it and explain to the GMs how to click the button without blowing it up
As you should be. Idk if I mentioned it explicitly in the dead doc, but yeah, I was impressed with your reads this game. You're a very underrated villager, imo.