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Edit: The original poster deleted the original post, which asked about a discrepancy between the iOS rules for Bang! and the printed rulebook. Specifically: the iOS version (apparently) won't allow the deputy to shoot the sheriff, or the renegade to shoot an outlaw.

If you ever ask a question and find that it is answered, please don't delete your post. You'll just leave a headless thread like this one behind.

On to my previous answer:

No, those are definitely not part of the rules of the "physical" game. In fact, the bluffing about your role is really key -- it might be worthwhile for the renegade to take a potshot at the sheriff, to make people think he's an outlaw. Similar for the deputy!
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I don't think those are in the iOS version, are they? The Renegade may want to attack the Sheriff if he's getting too strong. I cannot see why someone would want to do #2 though.
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Yes, but at the expense of making the sheriff think you are an outlaw? Not worth it.
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Alternately, some of us just plain enjoy injecting chaos into the metagame.
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Everyone above is correct, those rules do not exist in the normal version.

Part of the reason for this is that those 2 rules would NOT be enforceable in the tabletop game.
No one knows 100% if your the Deputy or Renegade during the game, thus they don't know if you 'couldn't' shoot the Sheriff until you die or the game is over. And then how would they penalize you?

Whereas in the electronic version, the "game" knows who everyone is, and can stop you from doing something without letting the other players know that you even tried to do something.
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But the rule #1 is nonsense. If Renegade has 2-3 lifes, Sheriff has 5 and Outlaw has 2, Renegade should shoot the Sheriff to lower his life (Outlaw has no chance to kill him) and wait for the moment when Outlaw has only 1 life to take reward and fight with weakened Sheriff.
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soccastar001 wrote:
Well, a rule doesn't need to be enforceable to be a rule.


True, but it REALLY helps to be able to enforce a rule.

soccastar001 wrote:
I think the rules were probably just added to simplify the game since inherently a game like that loses something in digital without the ability to talk, bluff, accuse, etc. so you're forced to make decisions based solely on their actual actions.


Agreed, more or less.
Whoever made the digital version may have just been on something too...
 
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Urk ... I'm guessing the original post from this discussion has been removed?
The first post I see is by dcclark.
 
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Rainbow Snake wrote:
Urk ... I'm guessing the original post from this discussion has been removed?
The first post I see is by dcclark.


You appear to be correct sir.

The original topic concerned minor (?) rules changes present in Electronic versions of BANG!
Mainly, Deputies could NOT purposely shoot at the Sheriff.
 
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