I was going to include this on my other topic covering my first games, but I thought it warranted a thread of its own.
One of the main things I wanted to do in our games was to follow the advice i've read on here and Board Game Geek which is to spend about 10 seconds looking at your loyalty cards so it isn't obvious from the off who's a cylon and who isn't. This worked a treat however, all of us (human players included) felt an uncontrollable urge to smirk or laugh (either because we were a cylon, or because we weren't a cylon and were really desperate to not smirk so people wouldn't falsely accuse us- this of course has the reverse effect and makes you really want to laugh!). There we game to the consensus that after you look at your cards we each spend about 15 seconds laughing for no reason to get it out of our systems. This probably sounds really wierd (and probably looked even wierder in real life) but it did actually help settle out pre-game emotions and allow us to start properly with no one being any wiser as to who was a human and who wasn't.
Do any other groups do something like this or we just that odd?