I just bought this game because I love the idea. I like playing Avalon (the resistance), I also like cash 'n guns. I also see some ingridients of Intrige. I am a pretty good Avalon and Intrige player. I also know what I need to say when discussions about the vote arise).
In a couple weeks, I will invite some friends to play this game. Probably we will have 8 or 9 players.
I just wonder how it works in the 90 available seconds before deciding the vote?
How area alliances formed? How did it go in the games you played?
Discussion can be open or not. It's hard to imagine that someone says: let's kill person A...
Do you leave the table with 2 or 3 other players to make deals? Or do you use other tricks?
The easiest is positional. The people you're sitting near are easiest to ally with because you can secretly choose someone farther away, show their card to everyone near you, and vote them out. So the people across the table know you've allied, but they don't know who you're targeting.
The question is when you'll turn on each other. :D
Believe me, when you get the game going people will come up with all kinds of creative ways to ally/communicate/miscommunicate.
What you mean with displaying cards? Putting your vote cards on the table?
You can use cards from your Voting hand to flash a target player's color. Or place it below the table. or over someone's head. You could get up and walk over to whisper in someone's ear or text them. Everything is legal in conspiring and communicating.