With only three villagers left, each man knew one of the other two to be the newly crowned Rat Prince. Noobspoon claimed to have supernatural powers that hadn't done him any good so far. Mighty Hatman believed noobspoon and accused Bizarro. Bizarro believed noobspoon and accused Hatman. Noobspoon had a 50% chance of choosing correctly, and he and Bizarro strung Mighty Hatman to a second rocket and launched him into the sun.
As they watched the rocket leave earth, they went to congratulate each other on a job well done. As Bizarro and noobspoon shook hands, they locked eyes, and only then was the truth apparent. Noobspoon's skin burst and disintegrated, just like Byronic Man's before, and the flood of rats that spilled forth were enough to overwhelm Bizarro, whose last regret was sending his final ally careening toward the sun. Mighty Hatman would die of asphyxiation before he ever got close to burning from the intense heat.
Mighty Hatman was killed. He was not a bad dude
Noobspoon was the Rat Prince, and he devoured Bizarro, causing the rats to win!
That was a close one. Here are some interesting points.
Noobspoon was the Seer. Byronic Man chose just the right person to turn to the dark side. So Hatman isn't allowed to slap noobspoon, since he technically wasn't lying about being the Seer.
Noobspoon had awful luck with finding people, confirming good guys very shortly before they would be killed one way or another. One curious thing was that he didn't fight hard to save ZombiePlatypus, even though he knew ZP to be a good guy. Perhaps he didn't want to let on that he knew more than the average player. He did actually confirm Bizarro to be human, but that would have been irrelevant once Byronic turned somebody.
I'm a little surprised at how little discussion occurred on the last day, and how easily Hatman and Bizarro accepted noobspoon. Granted, he was mostly telling the truth, but I thought for sure once noobspoon came out that it would be seen as a suspicious move in order to gain trust. Turns out it was just a move in order to gain trust.
And that sort of highlights one of the downfalls of this setup. After Byronic turned somebody, nobody had any useful information any more. Not even past voting records could be taken into account, because anybody could have been turned. The only piece of information would be predicting who Byronic would have turned, which Bizarro attempted, unsuccessfully.
There are things I like about the barebones games, most chiefly the speed of it. Noobspoon and Byronic were both on at roughly the same times, and as the only night phase players, some night phases went extremely quickly. I was actually a little surprised that nobody suggested that the Seer must be dead since it went so quickly. It would have been an incorrect assumption, but it's one I probably would have made. Also, in the barebones games, there is more emphasis on using peoples' words in order to figure stuff out, rather than superpowers.
Unfortunately, there wasn't a whole lot of discussion on this one, perhaps partially because nobody had anything to go on for most of the time. I'm a firm supporter of the "kill the people who aren't talking" approach, and I'm glad that Byronic helped toward that end as well.
Anyway, I think that's all I have to say right now. I'm in for the next game, regardless of who is moderating it. And check it out, you get a neat new forum badge if you moderate one of these! So if you haven't yet but you've been thinking about it, you should give it a shot!