((I've got kind of a hybrid approach, for what it's worth; like, if I were going pure Dave on this, he'd be wasting all our time ranting about what the fuck is up with the premises of the game, like, why in the fuck we'd think a jail would stop the magic fucking space laser mafia, and if it does then why don't we just jail half of the players and see if people stop vanishing and use the process of elimination that way, etc., and probably panicking and lashing out randomly a bit too much to be super-useful, and otherwise just generally being kind of a terrible player. I reason OOC about who I actually think the mafia is and so on, and then I pretty much assume Dave's noticed most of the same things, though if something just completely wouldn't make sense for him to say/think I just say that part OOC and let Dave have a different reason IC. He still absolutely colors what I end up expressing - being suspicious of the legendaries in particular at the start was pure Dave-hates-deities, and he's still being more adamant about Loki thanks to that - and obviously the way he chooses to say it is all him, but I rein him in if he'd otherwise be doing something profoundly stupid, because while it could be fun to let him, we are trying to play a strategy game here.))i'm sort of curious how many people are playing the game this way now that you mention it, actually? i hadn't considered it. my understanding was that this is just a normal mafia game with some fanfic-related flavoring for funsies. for me, rping is a bit difficult here because i haven't written lachlan in ages and he's a bit underdeveloped (and some other reasons i'll bring up later, since you mention it later), so i'm really not reading into that stuff so much, and am basically just taking things at face value. if OTHERS are also only taking ic things into account then, uh, this is even more layered than i thought, and i'm going to need to read the thread again with that in mind, hahaha. would anyone else who's playing the game this way mind sounding off? definitely something vital to forming opinions, i think.