With the supposed death of the now Ex-Cop, the Rookie couldn’t help but feel as if the Baron’s Guild was truly going to close in on the city within a matter of months. The order was collapsing, people were scared, and the cops looked more like clowns. He was called with his partner to the city bank when he received word of possible activity going on there. He had no idea upon entering the bank that he had walked into a nightmare; and one that he held the key to defeating.
The Rookie is an Innocent role whose Robbery action mirrors that of the Bank Robber. If there are any other Rookies during the Rookie's turn, the Rookie will see their card. Otherwise, he may look at an unused card.
- Wait until others claim to reveal what card you have seen. It may bait the Robbers into claiming the role you have seen or claiming to be an Ex-Cop that has seen two cards at the bottom but falsely naming the one you have seen.
- If you see a Robber at the bottom pile, then Shoplifters claiming to have stolen someone's card are more credible, since there are not two robbers simply coordinating a lie to confirm each other.
- If you are unlucky enough to have seen a Rookie, don't be distraught yet! You can still use that information to verify an Ex-Cop if they "checked" the card it so happened to be.
- A good card you can see at the bottom is a Hostage. Because it is easy to claim, the chances of a Robber claiming it are high, so multiple Hostage claims when there is only one is quite common, and will dash the chances of a Robber getting away with winning because of a no-vote game. Claim you saw this card and force the Robber to enter a CC or to claim something more complex, increasing the chances of him slipping up!
- Claiming Rookie, in general, can be challenging. His role matches the Bank Robber's and people can doubt you. When the option presents itself, instead claim Anarchist or another Robber-outing role and offer up information that could be game-changing for the Innocents while at the same time not making you look scummy.
- Claiming you have a partner is, in general, even more eyebrow-raising than claiming solo Rookie. However, most Robber duos do not claim double Rookie for that exact reason, and you will likely be fine claiming you have a partner.
- If you have a partner, it is often a good idea to bluff and claim Anarchist, Shoplifter, or another role to force information out of players. After you do so, retract, and your partner will back you up.