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Detective
Affiliation Town
Summary A skilled tracker, learning important information on behalf of the town.
Goal Lynch every criminal and evildoer
Details
Has Night Ability? Yes
Abilities Track one person's activity each night.
Categories Town Investigative
Investigation Results
Sheriff Not Suspicious
Investigator Trespassing.

Overview

This role has the ability to track one person's activity each night. The Detective can be considered the opposite of the Lookout.

Strategies

  • The Detective can offer, at best, incomplete information about what their target did. Say your target went to a person that died that night. While there is a good chance they may be the person that killed them, it is not necessarily true. Try to combine this information with other things you may know, such as if an Investigator stated what roles he might be. The Detective only offers approximations, so it can be a good idea to follow up on your investigations with a Sheriff or an Investigator taking action.
    • You can track the person again the next night. If the second person he visited also dies, then the person you tracked is probably the Mafia or Serial Killer.
  • If the setting to ignore detection immunity is off, this can actually be helpful in certain circumstances. If you know that there is no Mafioso, and that the Godfather is immune to detection, then if you follow someone to a person who has died, you can conclusively rule them out as being the Godfather.
  • The longer the game draws out, the more effective your ability becomes. This is because more people have already been proven innocent, and because there is less randomization in who visits who.
  • Utilization of the last will command is pivotal to the Town role's success as a Detective. Always leave unrevealed clues in the last will to help the Town even after the Detective's demise. Use the last will by typing -last will or -lw into the chat and fill information into the prompt-box.
    • Having an easily readable and understandable format can be very important. For example:
      • N1: #15 (#1), N2: #15 (#2), N3: #7 (#10),
      • N1: #15 visited #1, N2: #15 visited #2, N3: #7 visited #10,

Options

  • Ignore detection immunity - (Default = On)

Notes


Roles
Town BodyguardBus DriverCitizenCoronerCrierDoctorEscortInvestigatorJailorLookoutMarshallMasonMason LeaderMayorSheriffSpyStumpVeteranVigilante
Town InvestigativeTown ProtectiveTown GovernmentTown KillingTown Power
Mafia AgentBeguilerBlackmailerConsigliereConsortDisguiserFramerGodfatherJanitorKidnapperMafioso
Mafia DeceptionMafia KillingMafia Support
Triad AdministratorDeceiverDragon HeadEnforcerForgerIncense MasterInformantInterrogatorLiaisonSilencerVanguard
Mafia DeceptionMafia KillingMafia Support
Neutral AmnesiacArsonistAuditorCultistExecutionerJesterJudgeMass MurdererScumbagSerial KillerSurvivorWitchWitch Doctor
Neutral BenignNeutral EvilNeutral Killing

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