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How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Guide!

Postby Santa07 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:45 pm

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Ah, you're here! Hello and welcome to Bomber training school! I am Santa07 and I will be your instructor for this lesson on 'How to blow the town sky high!'


So firstly, shall we go over the role?

    Bomber

    You are a Bomber.

    Your alignment is Neutral Killing.

    Enough is enough! For the longest time, you've tried to further Science, learning everything you have from Chemistry, but no one is listening!
    You'll show them! You know exactly how to form explosive compounds, to make one final display for everyone to see and experience!

    Each night, you may attach a fuse to one person. Each fuse will last for two nights.
    If that person is attacked, the violence of the event triggers the fuse.
    Once the fuse is triggered, a warning is sent to the Town that a fuse has gone off.
    After 3 following nights, the bomb will detonate, killing everybody in the town while you hide in your shelter.
    The only way to defuse the bomb is to kill the Bomber first.
    You are night immune.

    You win with Bombers
    You must kill the Town
    You must kill the Mafia
    You must kill Arsonists
    You must kill Serial Killers
    You must kill Survivors
    You must kill Witches
    You must kill Stalkers
    You must kill everyone else

Now take a look at that, the bomber is the only role that only wins with itself.
Due to the fact that it must destroy everyone and everything, not even the survivor can win with the bomber. Now this is a large disadvantage for you, as the only help you can get is from a second bomber, which is quite rare.
The survivor is a role that will rally both town and mafia together in the final hopes to find a bomber.

Your first priority, obviously, is to set off that fuse. Now how are you going to do it?
Well, you need to attach a fuse to someone who you think will die that night. So obviously, you need to attach it to Sturps. Nah, jokes.
It's really up to you on who you think would die. Pay attention to who is contributing a lot during discussion, or look like they have an important role and are trying to hide from the mafia. It could also be beneficial to attach it to a more experienced player. If someone requests protection, do not attach the fuse to them because they are unlikely to be attacked.
In 5F, I firstly attached my fuse to Hippohant because she seemed to be taking a lot of attention, and I managed to set off that fuse night 2.
If you think it is necessary, attach a fuse to yourself and act like a veteran. You need to watch out and make sure the attacker doesn't reveal your immunity.
Your biggest helping hand is when the town leader assigns targets during the day. They may very well assign a vigilante target, and that could be the thing that sets off the fuse.

So you've set off the fuse, and everyone is out to catch you. You have to survive three game days before you can win.
This is where it gets stressful, and the number one thing is to handle this stress and not let it show. Your mission now is to lie low as possible and not to draw attention to yourself.
Act as non-bomber as possible, even if this means acting like mafia. Trying to make yourself seem like an important townie and help lead the charge could also be beneficial as your followers will think you're the least likely to be bomber.

So a role claim is occurring? What do you do?
A lot of bombers in the past have claimed citizen. But with more and more bombers claiming citizen the important townies are knowing where to look. In 5F I claimed survivor, and that helped me get pretty far.
The bomber is a role where you NEED to take a risk to win. Claim an important town role if you want, or even claim a mafia/neutral role. Do all you can to make sure they do not think you're bomber, even if they think you're mafia.

Then comes the last day before fireworks.
I can guarantee that this is when you will become most stressed. You only need to last the day and the next night to win the game, but at this point everyone is on ultimate alert. This is where you can take the biggest risks, as there is not much time for it to backfire on you.
Do what you need to do to get someone else lynched. Anything. At. All.

And then you can party, for you have just won the game.
The bomber is one of the toughest roles to play as in FM, and getting here is a huge accomplishment.
Only one person has ever won as bomber (at the time of this posting). Here is the game where the first bomber won. But as well as being one of the hardest, it is also incredibly fun, so if you get the role start partying (don't let it show to the others though!). Make sure you plan ahead and always have a plan B. Good luck with being a bomber.



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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby jacobm1122 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:56 pm

What game was the only bomber win in? I didn't see it on the list of all the games played
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby Santa07 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:57 pm

jacobm1122 wrote:What game was the only bomber win in? I didn't see it on the list of all the games played

CFM 2
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby spretznaz » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:30 pm

Great guide. You might want to rehost the image at the top, though!

One big thing with the bomber that I figured out is you HAVE to get the fuse off on the first or second night-with how quickly roles get narrowed down, you're gone otherwise. Guessing who's going to be attacked is part post reading, but also part mind reading-aka luck. And the other big thing: if ANYBODY except a protective or possibly town support visits you, you're gone. Do everything you possibly can to make sure that doesn't happen, and remember that at least for you, everyone else's alignment/role doesn't matter-you win with yourself and yourself only.

Side question: how many bombers claimed citizen so far?
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby Santa07 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:32 pm

spretznaz wrote:Great guide. You might want to rehost the image at the top, though!

One big thing with the bomber that I figured out is you HAVE to get the fuse off on the first or second night-with how quickly roles get narrowed down, you're gone otherwise. Guessing who's going to be attacked is part post reading, but also part mind reading-aka luck. And the other big thing: if ANYBODY except a protective or possibly town support visits you, you're gone. Do everything you possibly can to make sure that doesn't happen, and remember that at least for you, everyone else's alignment/role doesn't matter-you win with yourself and yourself only.

Side question: how many bombers claimed citizen so far?

Duck did, M4x did, you did, Panzo might have, not sure bout Nelly, I didn't though
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby ObiWan » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:39 pm

You should add the link to the game the bomber won.
Other than that - awesome!
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby spretznaz » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:48 am

Not terribly important, but you also might want to add this. It's a list I got in CFM 2 of what does and doesn't trigger the fuse.

Metrion wrote:Not Attacked = Fuse unharmed
Attacked in jail = Fuse unharmed
BodyGuard fights off one attacker = Fuse unharmed
Executed by Jailor = Fuse unharmed
Burned by Arsonist = Fuse unharmed
Stalked by Stalker = Fuse unharmed
Second Bomber Fuse = Fuse unharmed
Lynch = Fuse unharmed
Shot by the Mafia = Broken fuse
Shot by Vigilante = Broken fuse
Shot by Veteran = Broken fuse
Attacked by BodyGuard = Broken fuse
Killed protecting your target = Broken fuse
Stabbed by a Serial Killer = Broken fuse
Doused by an Arsonist = Broken fuse
Doctor heals while shot by Mafia = Broken fuse
Doctor heals while shot by Veteran = Broken fuse
Doctor heals while shot by Vigilante = Broken fuse
Doctor heals while stabbed by Serial Killer = Broken fuse
Doctor heals while doused by an Arsonist = Broken fuse
Suicide by Jester = Broken fuse
Suicide by Stalker = Broken fuse
Suicide by Guilt = Broken fuse
Attacked while wearing a vest = Broken fuse
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby Santa07 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:58 am

I thought lynch does activate the fuse?
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby FortaDragon » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:17 am

Santa07 wrote:I thought lynch does activate the fuse?

Pretty sure that's one of the mod variants.
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby chitownmvp01 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:16 am

Great guide, Santa! It's very helpful! Keep up the great work! :D
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby ObiWan » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:08 am

FortaDragon wrote:
Santa07 wrote:I thought lynch does activate the fuse?

Pretty sure that's one of the mod variants.


I think LoF did that in one of his games.

But Ricks official rules for Bomber are what we will be using. So I agree with spretz suggestion.

I also think it should be cleaned up a bit - looking at it. People have a hard time reading long paragraphs.
You can use my citizen guide as an example.
Instead of placing one paragraph after another - you can use titles to give it a more professional look.
And seperate some sentences.
Use the list command.

I can help you with it if you'd like. I won't change the content - just the format.
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby Santa07 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:57 am

Is that a bit better?
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby ObiWan » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:52 am

Santa07 wrote:Is that a bit better?


Yes! I like the cleaned up version.

Nice job Santa.

I'll add this to the hub later tonight
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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby Arckas » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:31 am

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Re: How to blow the town sky high - A FM-exclusive Bomber Gu

Postby ObiWan » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:32 am

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