As I said earlier, I think you guys actually did quite well. D1 and D2 you looked very good. D3 was rough on both of you because you were both under a lot more scrutiny and, in the end, you may have been defeated more by mechanics than by your play. You had no way of knowing that bessie was bulletproof at the time you decided on your kill since I hadn't flipped yet... but killing her was the correct decision based on what you knew at the time, and, had the kill gone through, I imagine you would have won the game. Town got very lucky with our flips being the correct order to maximize the utility of bessie's role. First game as scum is always tricky, so don't feel too bad about losing if that's how it works out.
Player alignments are usually randomized, so it was just luck of the draw that you and heury ended up together. AFAIK, mods rarely pick teams of players the way that they'd like. Especially if it ever became known that a mod liked to do this, then players would end up metagaming the mod all the time instead of actually playing.
A few suggestions I'll give you to think about for playing scum going forward (taken with a grain of salt since I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. These are just things that stood out to me):
-Never ask questions like this
. This question is way
too specific, and asks about exactly the correct mechanic. This is huge scumtell as a townie never would have reached the conclusion this was the right question to ask. If you need to know how a mechanic like this works as scum, PM the mod or ask in your scumchat. Asking in public chat reveals that you know insider information about another player's role, which looks very bad. Better to be completely wrong about the mechanics involved. Scum always has better information than town, so you need to pretend to know less than you do. This is a common mistake made by newbie scum (I did it my first game, and, ironically, was also caught on it by bessie).
-Never change your claim
after you've already made it. Your original falseclaim as doctor was super solid. Changing it to bodyguard after-the-fact makes it look shadier, and, as it happened, made it look weird and incompatible with the setup. Work out exactly what you want your falseclaim to look like before you claim it. Careful with things like this
too; heury never said he was "vanilla pudding", just pudding. Don't add extra information that isn't there. (Speaking of which, oh wow, are you really 13? If so, I'm extremely impressed).
-Your apple breadcrumb was an awesome red herring. Major points to both of you for that. You both may have difficulty getting away with this in the future though
me obviously looked super-shady and your justification for it was not great. You would have been much better off voting for me early, say if you had contrived a reason here
. If you're going to hammer, much better to let heury do it in this situation since people were already suspecting him, and he was the alternate wagon anyway. I realize that your hammer was actually an accident, but voting is the most important action you take, so be sure that you double check before placing your vote if you don't want to hammer. This is hard to do when you're starting out, but it really helps to be proactive and vote earlier in the day. Your vote isn't permanent, so you can always change it later as new things develop.
-Something to work on going forward for you (as either town or scum) is to try to get information out of people. Don't just speculate
about someone being scummy so late in the game without justification. Ask questions of people, build up reasons in your head why they might be scum, look for inconsistencies in their stories. Try to draw inferences that lead to the conclusion
that someone is scum. Don't just ask "What if they are", since that's skipping all of the hard parts. This is important to do as town as that's how you find out who is scum. It's important to do as scum because it makes you look like town.