Close game! I do think this game was really balanced. While I admittedly should have clarified to scum that the role PMs did not give explicit justifications for town, that was discussed at length on Day Phase 1 (MisterChris actually led that discussion) and Speed clarified it right off the bat, which everyone else confirmed. So it wasn't really bastard modding on my part so much as him forgetting and slipping (nice job by Pie to get that out of him btw) but I could have been more explicit. Note, however, that the OP of the game says you should NOT rely on PM structure -- and I promise I will go out of my way to trip up people with that in the future, because analyzing PMs/activity time and other stuff like that is so fucking lame. Valid but lame.
What was bastard modding was me telling Pie he was the Elite Bodyguard, when in reality his role was always meant to function as a regular Bodyguard just for the sake of balance. However I called him an elite bodyguard because it fit the character so well. That said, I wouldn't have changed anything about balance and think everyone sees the scum team could have easily won this game. Had Chris not slipped, it was very likely there would have been a mislynch on DP4 and they would have won.
Also, oromagi watched Bringerofrain target Speedrace, and if that hadn't happened then scum likely would have won also. The scum team thought it was dumb for oro to watch Speed but he seemed like an obvious target and indeed he was the target.
Btw - someone said I am "notorious" for making up roles in games lol is that true? I did it years ago (in fact I created a themed game around made up roles) but I hardly ever do that. In this game, the Lawyer role was very fitting for Speed's character and I thought that was a role with balanced (neutral) utility. I also wanted to have a Justice instead of Cop just to make things interesting, and because the Justice visits 2 people each night which increased the odds of the Watcher seeing him which could create confusion and cause a mislynch. Plus the mafia had a GF that could bypass the Justice. And of course that role fit the character as well.
All in all, I stand by the fact the game was really balanced as I accounted for different things and they seemed to have played out for the most part.
Town would have fared better if they were active. All roles were randomly assigned. XLAV actually placed himself into the scum team (I assign roles to numbers and then people sign up next to numbers) without me knowing his Discord name, so Chris spent the first day phase without a partner. And like I said with one or two different moves, they would have won. Nice job to all. The MVP = iLikePie5.