With complete customization, we can set anything up we want. For now, let's go with defaults but choose the Doctor, since we haven't done that role yet.
No special start here, so let's get started.
We start off with Raqio, Yuriko, and Shigemichi all claiming Engineer. Yuriko proceeds to call them both out during the discussions.
Meanwhile, someone asks the Doctor to step forward, so we do. We are the only person to do so, so logically we must be the Doctor. At least we don't have to worry about going to the fridge on this loop!
Shigemichi is Shigemichi, so he gets iced. Raqio doesn't get any votes despite being a prime target!
Since we've got no skills to work towards, it's time to build up our stats. Right now, our main problem is going to cold sleep, and our Stealth is already alright, so I decide to focus on our Charm.
Now that we're basically past the tutorial, random events can start popping up that aren't just people catching lies or wanting to collab. Showing these off will be my primary focus, though of course I'd still like to actually win a game for once...
Music: World of Probability
Though this is a Jonas event, it starts with Cassidy running into Gina and SQ.
Heeeey Cassidy, are you like, going for an evening walk or whatever, too? Let's like, join forces and stuff!
It starts off with Cassidy joining Gina and SQ on a walk around the ship.
You asked Gina what was strange.
This ship... It looks like a newer model, but the interior is strangely old. There's nothing wrong with its functionality. But it looks like something from several centuries ago...
Music: A Sip of Wonder
With the appearance of the Gnosia, it's become a somewhat thrilling trip indeed. Hehe, but what is an adventure without surprises?
Aah, I seem to have forgotten to inform you. Silly me.
So that means... It was Jonas who saved us?
Are you referring to the incident on Liu-An? Ah yes, I gave orders to allow as many as could fit onto this ship. Hehe, that was such a long time ago now.
I was like, screwed, and totally would've died if I hadn't made it on the ship! OMG, so Jonas like, totally saved my life?!
I require no thanks for my efforts. I only did what any respectable, proud man of space would do.
It makes sense that this ship wouldn't just randomly be on Liu-An with no captain. It turns out this ship belongs to Jonas. I don't know if that's a blessing or a curse...
Music: In the Unknown Ship
I feel like he's like, not thinking about much. Apparently he's kinda like, you know... In the head...?
It wouldn't surprise me if Jonas has suffered some sort of mental trauma. You can tell just from his manner of speaking.
Anyway, with that scene we unlock some info on Jonas. He owns the ship we're on, the D.Q.O. I don't remember if the letters are short for anything or are relevant, so feel free to call the ship the Dairy Queen Omega or whatever the hell you want.
Also, whenever we obtain data on a character, they get more powerful in future loops, getting better stats and sometimes new skills. Not that it's really relevant for Jonas since he's too chaotic to be a major threat anyway, but it will be relevant with others later on.
Anyway, turns out Shigemichi was the actual Gnosia Engineer, so the Gnosia decide to take out one of the other two claims, in this case Yuriko. This leaves Raqio, who's either the real Engineer or the AC Follower.
Music: Enjoying My Routine
The music actually changes during Debates if you're a Confirmed Human or Enemy. It's a lot more upbeat since we don't have to fear cold sleep.
But yeah, Raqio says Jonas is clear, and we confirm Shigemichi was a dirty Gnosia, which half the ship probably already knew because Shigemichi is a terrible liar. Other than that, Setsu and Gina confirm they're human as well.
The target starts shifting to Raqio. I join in, but that was a dumb mistake. Even if Raqio is the AC Follower, the AC Follower has no power other than to lie. They aren't an actual threat to us, and it may be worth keeping Raqio around if they are the true Engineer since if we're desperate for leads we can use Raqio's reports and hope for the best.
Remnan throws suspicion at Kukrushka, but it ends up being Comet who gets the most attention this round.
During the night phase, Stella offers to collab. Sure, why not?
We lose Gina, and Comet was human. Eh, can't win them all.
Music: Enjoying My Routine
That's Jonas and Kukrushka clear so far...maybe.
Otherwise, the focus today is between Raqio and Jonas, with a failed collab attempt from SQ to Setsu.
That said, it's a pretty spread-out vote, and it ends with Raqio getting frozen, because Raqio.
During the night phase, SQ claims Otome is lying. Of course, can we trust SQ here...?
Setsu's the next target. And we already knew Raqio was human, but we confirm it anyway. Still doesn't confirm whether they were the AC Follower or not though, so their reports are still a mess.
Kukrushka ends up being the big target this time, with some attention on Jonas, and SQ trying to get the Otome train started.
Kukrushka was the easy target here, and I was starting to suspect her. Otome also seemed loyal to her, so between that and SQ's suggestion I was starting to doubt her too.
Characters have unique dialogue when you're confirmed human, of course. It's a nice feeling if you don't get ganked.
We lose Stella, and it turns out Kukrushka was human all along. We still have two Gnosia to deal with, then...
Otome focuses on Jonas, but I decide Otome is a good next target. Besides, if she is human, that means SQ is definitely a Gnosia and I can take her out the next night.
I also collab with Chipie, who seems to trust us well enough!
So yeah, Otome was an easy one here.
Ahahahaha. I can't even be upset, I got played hard that game. Chipie took advantage of our building trust, and SQ pulled off an effective lie and then got rid of me after I served my usefulness. I think Jonas would've been the next target too so I have to assume the Gnosia won that one. Oh well, that's Gnosia for you.
Let's try helping the odds a bit. Maybe I can win if I get five Gnosia on my side...?
Here's the Gnosia. Comet and Gina are liabilities because they're not great liars, while Raqio and Stella are decent allies, and Jonas is Jonas. At least we don't have Shigemichi to give us away, but it'd be nice to have someone like Yuriko, Setsu, Kukrushka, or even Otome on our side...
There's not much suspicion going on in the first day. Sha-Ming and Chipie are Guard Duty, and Kukrushka quickly jumps to successfully collab with Chipie.
Meanwhile, we have Engineer claims in Raqio and Remnan (the latter being the true Engineer), and the Doctor claims as SQ, Comet (Gnosia), and Shigemichi.
The only person to get targeted after all the reveals is Stella, but even that isn't enough to completely overcome Shigemichi being himself.
I take a risk by targeting Shigemichi, as I'd rather try to keep as many Gnosia alive as possible. The longer the game goes, the more likely Cassidy and their Gnosia buddies will be found out.
Sadly, this does not work out. Tellingly, the only people to vote against Shigemichi were all Gnosia, with only Jonas taking the safe option. His crazy play may be a blessing for this loop...
We've got an event in the shower room this time.
Music: Red Alert
There's a bit of steamy stuff scattered in the game, and that includes perving on people in the shower room. Luckily, in the future nobody really seems to give a shit about this, or at least the crew members we can catch in the shower don't seem to care.
Thus, between that, the intense music, and most of the story stuff requiring us to be perverts, Cassidy's going to sneak a peek, though as a responsible adult I must say that you should not
do this in real life. Respect people's privacy in real life, please!
Music: Back Street Cats
Hehehe, what a shame! If you were like, a little earlier, you totally could've like, sneaked a peek!
That's like, waaay too long... I think maybe they like, passed out or whatever...?
SQ not only doesn't mind but tries to help us out with perving on someone else. OK, this was all probably a mistake.
Music: Flying Yellow Cucumber
OK, but like, if you've got like, one of "those", then like....
I can't deal with you. I'm going.
So this turns into a rather awkward encounter between Raqio and SQ, with SQ being rather blunt about Raqio's anatomy despite them being non-binary. SQ's usually pretty tactless to begin with, but this is just...yeah.
At any rate, Raqio clearly has no shame about their body, so at least there's that.
So yeah, a rather weird and awkward scene in general. I mean, what did you expect from Cassidy trying to sneak a peek on someone showering...?
So that's what we learned about Raqio. It's not relevant to the rest of their story, it's probably there as more an excuse to elaborate on being non-binary to players not accustomed to the term, since two main characters are non-binary (three in our run with Cassidy).
Yuriko's always a huge threat when she's not on your team, so I generally target her first if I can.
Raqio (G.En) -> Kukrushka is Gnosia.
Remnan (H.En) -> SQ is Human.
SQ (?.D) -> Stella was Gnosia.
Comet (G.D) -> Stella was Human.
Shigemichi (?.D) -> Stella was Gnosia.
This info is never going to be too useful to Gnosia, since we already know who is human. If SQ or Shigemichi claimed Stella was Human, then we'd know they were the AC Follower and could try to keep them alive (or use them as a sacrifice), but it would be unwise to lie about someone being Human as fake Doctor with so many Gnosia around, so I can't blame the AC Follower. Not like they would know whether Stella was Gnosia or not!
Honestly, this round is a clusterfuck, accusations flying left and right, with no one really coming to a consensus. This happens from time to time.
Things eventually settle to between Setsu and Comet, with the latter of course being the one iced. Not a great start for the Gnosia so far, though with lots of Gnosia comes lots of opportunities to get iced.
At least Otome helps us out by basically telling us SQ is the AC Follower. Not that she knows this, but this is good for the Gnosia to know!
So of course we reward her for her contribution.
...I feel bad, Otome's one of my favorites.
Shigemichi (H.D) -> Comet was Gnosia.
SQ (AC.D) -> Comet was Human.
Remnan (H.E) -> Cassidy is Gnosia (!!!)
Raqio (G.E) -> Gina is Human.
Hopefully Raqio keeps their cover, because if Remnan gets everyone's trust, we're screwed. Fortunately, Raqio's one of the best as far as not revealing themselves as a liar, even if they're prone to getting iced...
It's again a free-for-all. I decide to aim for Shigemichi to try to get a non-Gnosia iced finally.
Aaaand we just barely get iced over Kukrushka. Oof.
At least we took out the Guardian Angel early, while she protected us no less! She also caught Gina lying so that was a solid choice on our end.
As mentioned, Comet's a terrible liar, thus she's a great human ally but a terrible Gnosia ally.
Also it turns out Cassidy's downfall was joining in on targeting Setsu during the tiebreaker on Day 2. We really should've targeted Chipie or Sha-Ming instead of Otome, since they were both confirmed humans and Otome seemed to trust us.
Maybe one day I'll stop making dumb mistakes. That's not today, though!
Anyway, let's go back to the normal set-up but this time try Guard Duty since that's the only role we haven't--
...Oh. Alright, guess we're Crew again.
Music: In the Unknown Ship
At least for me, this has never happened. An error in the universe...?
That's probably not good, then.
Well, that's a helpful start, at least! I think it's clear Setsu's not so much concerned with winning as they are figuring out what the hell's going on.
I, on the other hand, just want a damn victory for once.
Looks like everything's going on as normal, at least so far...
Gina or Raqio is the AC Follower.
Meanwhile, Shigemichi and Remnan are Guard Duty.
Gina's the only one to really garner any suspicion, so she's taken out. Not ideal since we know the Gnosia Engineer claim.
Oh, Setsu, you jokester.
Setsu clears Comet while Raqio clears Sha-Ming.
Targets this day include Stella, Kukrushka, and Chipie.
Yuriko's the sole Doctor claim, but we can't completely trust her in case Otome was the true Doctor. For the record, she claims Gina was human, which is true...
Turns out Yuriko is persuasive enough to take Chipie out. See, this is why I fear her so much. Then again, I did follow her lead here, so...
Looks like Stella's got something going on in the Lab.
Music: A Ray of Hope
I altered the seeds and planted all of these myself. They're still small, but...
Smelling them is truly hypnotic... Hehe, doesn't it sound nice?
So yeah, Stella likes to grow flowers. That's pretty much it.
Though there is one thing to notice. She planted and grew them in her
lab. So I guess she's part of Jonas's crew, then? Actually I don't remember whether they're mentioned she's part of this ship's original crew or not. Oh well!
Anyway Kukrushka's been taken out.
Yuriko (?.D) -> Chipie was Human.
Setsu (G.E) -> Yuriko is Human.
Raqio (?.E) -> Stella is Gnosia.
That Stella information may be important later, depending on how much we trust Raqio this loop...
The focus this day is between the two remaining Engineer claims. Of course we know Setsu is Gnosia, so however we can swing that their way would be great. Raqio may be an AC Follower, but again, not really a threat if they are.
That said, Raqio's gonna Raqio.
The crew events just keep coming in!
Music: Back Street Cats
You asked what she means by the "meat of the lie".
Hm, how do I explain it? OK, like for example...
OK, that's a lie. C'mon, don't make that face. I mean, I don't hate you or anything! I just don't love you is all.
"I love Cassidy" is a lie. But you don't know just how much I actually like you, right?
OK, that was a bad example! Let's go with... Ah, OK, I know.
So you know that Setsu is a liar. But whether or not "Cassidy is human", you still don't know. Right? I mean, if Setsu was Gnosia, then Cassidy would be human. Because Setsu would know who is or isn't Gnosia. So "Cassidy is Gnosia" is a lie, and Cassidy is human. Get it?
Yeah, so far so good.
That said, an AC Follower wouldn't know who is Gnosia or not, so if Setsu was an AC Follower, they'd still be lying if they said Cassidy was Gnosia, it's just there's no way of using that information to figure out whether Cassidy actually was Gnosia or not.
Cassidy sums it up best here. And yeah, Cassidy does actually talk sometimes. It's rare, but it happens.
OK... screw it! I give up! I'm just gonna leave the thinking up to smart people, like you, Cassidy.
If nothing else, it's a good summary of dealing with lies. Mainly, you can't always assume that just because you caught someone in a lie, it means that what they're saying must be false. They could be lying and
telling the truth at the same time! Yeah, have fun with that one.
This fact is basically the exact same as her other fact. Oh well.
Anyway all this lying stuff made Comet's brain hurt so much her head exploded and she died. rip in peace.
Well, we know Yuriko is Gnosia now. That's not good for us, but we've found two of the Gnosia. Of course, we still have to take them down somehow...
Also Setsu claims Jonas is Human. Whatever.
There's some chatter for Stella and Jonas, but most of the focus today is on Setsu.
And it finally pays off, as we take out one of the Gnosia. Sweet!
I forgot Shigemichi was still alive. Oh well, not a problem anymore!
Yuriko claimed Setsu was Human, which makes sense she already said another Engineer claim was Gnosia.
We need to take Yuriko out soon. Unfortunately, she already collab'd with SQ, and Stella seems on her side as well.
Meanwhile, the focus seems to be on Jonas this round, and he of all people is probably our closest ally still alive at this point.
Unfortunately, Sha-Ming is so suspicious of Jonas that Yuriko's side is able to take him out. This is bad.
Good news, Remnan seems firmly on our side!
Bad news, Remnan is promptly eliminated.
So yeah, we're screwed here. Even if Sha-Ming realizes Yuriko is the enemy, SQ and Stella are loyal as hell to her. There may be a second Gnosia still out there, but I really don't know who it could be at this point, so I'd rather just try for Yuriko and hope for the best...
After declaring Jonas was Human, Yuriko goes after Sha-Ming first. Sha-Ming's Obfuscate ability allows him to throw the argument off. Guy's great at stealthy tricks like that.
The good news is we're getting Sha-Ming on our side. SQ and Stella are still in her camp, though.
Hilariously, now is the time that SQ and Stella decide to turn on each other.
...This may be the funniest vote yet. Stella and SQ vote for each other, Yuriko votes for Sha-Ming, and this leaves Sha-Ming and Cassidy to eliminate Yuriko with just two votes.
The universe is smiling on me today.
This game has a way of pulling some sensational moments when you least expect them. Definitely one of my highlights so far.
Stella tries to collab, but we're not trusting anyone here.
And SQ is eliminated, leaving just Cassidy, Sha-Ming, and Stella. One of those latter two is Gnosia.
Between her loyalty to Yuriko, her dislike of SQ, and Raqio's report, it really seems like our best bet is to go after Stella here.
Stella makes the mistake of going after Sha-Ming instead of Cassidy. I go all-in on protecting Sha-Ming, because hey, when has that ever bitten me in the ass!
Anyway, for once we actually make it to the end of a loop. Now to see if we won...
Who cares Gnosia scum
Anyway, I think it's best to go ahead and watch this
If you can't...
Music: We All Broken
So yeah, we did it! It doesn't matter whether or not Sha-Ming is a Gnosia now! Since we're a Bug and the game's over, Cassidy has won!
We got our first victory since Loop Fucking Four!
And all it took was destroying the entire universe to do so!
I mean, we would've won anyway. Also I get the feeling the game may have fixed things a bit to help us win here, but hell, I'll allow it.
Next time...I don't know, things might get a little complicated with the universe being destroyed and all. At least there's always other universes to ruin!