Played my first game yesterday with 3 other players. I was playing Ray and was obsessed with Mark Henry.
The game dragged for a little too long for a game night (4 hrs 30 including rules) and we could not complete it unfortunately.
I think we all got a great time nonetheless but one of my friend and I got into a small argument about obsession scoring.
Here's the thing. From page 39 of Android rulebook:
"An obsessed detective’s hunches pay off normally, with the innocent hunch paying off if the suspect is innocent and the guilty hunch paying off if the suspect is guilty. However, if the suspect has a total guilt that is at least 5 higher than every other suspect’s total, both of the obsessed detective’s hunches are considered to be correct, and, furthermore, he receives an additional bonus of 3 VP."
My friend believes the obsessed investigator only gets the 3 VP bonus if his suspect's guilt if at least higher than every other suspect's total.
And I beg to disagree.
From page 32 of Android rulebook (Scoring example, Ray obsessed with Eve):
"His guity hunch are wrong, so he gets only 5 VP from his innocent hunch, bringing his final tally to 29 VP. If Eve had been the murderer, he would’ve received an extra 18 VP (15, plus 3 more for being obsessed)."
So here, I believe the player gets his 3 points bonus if his guilty hunch is indeed guilty, suspect's guilt 5 higher or not.
I think the example makes it pretty clear, but well...
So, how do you see this? +5 guilt needed for the 3VP bonus or a mere guilty verdict is enough ?