While this is an extremely EXTREMELY rare situation that nearly never happens, can we consider removing CL from possibly being the starting match for Maid?
Let me explain myself: I’ve had games where I am the CL, or someone else is, and they get jailed night 1, AND also happen to be the starting match for a Maid. So what happens when the maid matches with someone that is either proven Royal (When I’ve already claimed Paladin to Prince for example) and/or they’ve otherwise proven the fact they are BD.The Cult Leader will automatically get killed during the day for sure now without any chance of fighting back, no converts, no kills, nothing. The starting CL has just died a miserable death they could’ve not even tried to wit themselves out of, no matter how good the player. It feels cheap and unfair as there is nothing you could do about it. Hell, the only way to survive such a situation is to pray to RNG that if by luck you get a starting Apostle or there is a Scorned in the game that JUST so happens to by some pure luck Mind Warp the Maid or Frame the Maids matching target. The fact Maid can with this play around the CL being jailed by luck night 1 defeats the point of the jails downsides of not letting others interact with the one imprisoned. Spawning as the starting match is literally the only problem here and if it was made so that CL can never be starting match, it’d not have too much larger impact, especially considering how weak Cult sometimes feels to begin with despite the disposable CL. Even if that causes the fact that a Maid can deduce "If my starting match is 15, they cannot be CL, but I don’t think that’d be too much of a downside since it could still always be any other BD, Neut or the starting Secondary Cult. And with classes like Paladin, well, you’re not able to target the jailed CL if they’re jailed lol.
The reason it’s not as much an issue for the Unseen is obviously the fact MM is invisible for the first 3 nights and cannot get screwed over as such so I don’t see a reason for the interaction to be removed on their part. It just sucks to be screwed over by pure luck without even being able to play our outsmart the court for even a day, just an automated death day 2.
Thanks for any feedback of feedback in case this sounds like a ridiculous change suggestion.