Quote Originally Posted by Cuthalion View Post
It's my favorite way to play werewolf-- that said, I do much better with the figuring people out by posting rather than by mechanics part of the game, and I know plenty of excellent mafia players who really enjoy figuring out complex setups and power roles and all of that. With regards to balance, it's all a matter of numbers. Since there aren't any power roles, there's no built-in proportional balance. This setup (typically known as "mountainous") was actually the setup of choice for the 4th Championship (12 villagers, 3 wolves), and was deemed a little wolf-sided in that particular environment-- Champs always skews in wolves' favor-- but not terribly far from even in most cases. If town is coordinated and plays together, games can be absolute rolls, and vice versa. It strips the game down to interaction and solving in terms of what people say and do publicly in thread and nothing else, which I really enjoy.
Seconding this:
As a villager in this setup, you aren't quite as bulletproof compared to a game with power roles. Mafia killing you means something different; they aren't trying to take your powers out of the game, they are taking your voice out of the game. You are either consensus villager or you've got them nervous.

It's a fun game to play, IMO, as town. I do alright in this setup as a wolf, but it's not my favorite way to play.