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Backup6

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Name:
  • Backup6
Setup Size:
Players:
  • 9
Setup Type:
Designer:
  • Anonymous

Backup6 is an evolution of Matrix6 intended to defuse a claim strategy. It (among other options) is currently being discussed as the new Newbie Setup.

Setup name

The name of the setup is derived from the addition of a Universal Backup, replacing Matrix6's 1-Shot Bulletproof, as well as being a "backup" setup in a sense.

Setup

A B C
1 Town Jailkeeper Vanilla Townie Mafia Goon
2 Mafia Roleblocker Town Cop Town Doctor
3 Town Universal Backup Mafia Goon Town Tracker

The setup is determined by randomly selecting one row or one column from the above table, then filling in the remaining 6 roles with 5 Vanilla Townies and 1 Mafia Goon to create a 7-town, 2-mafia setup.

For example, if Row 1 (Town Jailkeeper, Vanilla Townie, and Mafia Goon) was chosen, the full setup will be 1 Town Jailkeeper, 6 Vanilla Townies, and 2 Mafia Goons.

Design theory

The Bulletproof in Matrix6 has always been a bit of a problem; both setups that use it have the lowest town winrates, and a Day 1 claim strategy revolving around it has rendered many Newbie games less-than-ideal for teaching new players. In an effort to poke both issues at once, the idea of replacing it with a Universal Backup was formed: a role that does not want to claim Day 1 and brings similar utility (acting vaguely like a 1-shot death immunity to town's other PR). It is yet to be seen how it will play in practice.