Do any of y'all ever play a Traitor game at Field51? In all the games of paintball I played, I always found a traitor game to be the scariest but also the most fun to partake in. Long story short, here is how I've always played it:
-Elimination game (no respawns)
-Two even-sized teams (the more the better, 8v8 is good)
-One traitor for each team. The traitor is selected by a neutral third party (could be a ref or a bystander). Only the traitor knows that they are in fact the traitor, everyone else is in the dark and suspects everyone else as being the traitor.
-The teams attempt to eliminate the other team while at the same time hoping they don't get popped by the traitor on their team.
-The traitor can kill his own teammates. I see that Field51 has a "hand tag" rule but that would be best removed for a traitor game. If the traitor is clever enough to find himself alone with a teammate, he can shoot the teammate (from a safe distance). This forces people to watch their backs constantly. They can either stick together and hope the traitor isn't dumb enough to try to take down an entire group or they can all separate as far as they can from each other to keep themselves safe.
-If a person is killed by the traitor, they cannot reveal who it was to anyone. All they can say is that they were hit and that's it.
-Game ends when one team is fully eliminated.
The beauty of this game lies in the paranoia over who the traitor is. You can hope it's not the guy who you stand next to and fight with or you can try to strike out on your own and stay safe. If everyone scatters it's going to be extremely difficult to take down the other team with everyone working on their own.
The traitor themselves has a difficult role to play. They are each their own team in a way. They want to eliminate their teammates but also want to watch out for and take down the other team. What really throws a kink in things is if the traitor is unknowingly eliminated by the other team. He may be gone but his teammates will still suspect that they have a traitor in their midst.