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Subject: Accusations, what's the point? rss

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Randall Hodgson
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So we are about to start our first game of A Touch of Evil,have read all the rules and we can't make sense of the Accusation part of the showdown. The only thing it does is make you lose investigation.

The way we understand it is if you pick to accuse and they are evil, all their secrets are revealed and they join the villain, making it harder for you. And if you accuse an innocent elder then you lose all investigation. What's the point?? We can't see any benefit in making the showdown harder for yourself. Are we missing something?
 
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Doug Adams
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I think you do it in the competitive game, to make it harder for your opponents involved in a showdown.
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Michael Fitch
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dougadamsau wrote:
I think you do it in the competitive game, to make it harder for your opponents involved in a showdown.


Yep, that's the nub of the gist. In the competitive game you can use Accusation to select an Elder that you know is evil because you have previously paid Investigation to look at his Secrets and that Evil Elder will join the Villain during the showdown.

Accusation is useless in the cooperative game.
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Greg Pritchard
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When you start a showdown,

in the competitive game, your opponents accuse elders of being evil. If the accused elder is evil, they join the Villain.
If the accused elder is not evil, the accusing player loses all investigation, and the elder's secrets are revealed for all players to see.

in the cooperative game, there are no accusations. How we've played it is that any elders that have been revealed as evil elders join the Villain. Any elders whose secrets are unknown do not.
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