An Indy (also Indie or Independent) is any role that is not aligned with a particular faction. Independent roles come in many types and change the balance of a game slightly. Indies can have a wide variety of abilities and Win Conditions, which are often kept secret from the rest of the players.
Common Types of Indies:
- Stand-alone: The most common type of Indy, he works alone and must achieve his WINCON alone.
- Small faction: An independent who works typically with one other person. Their WINCONs do not necessarily coincide.
- Recruitable: Another common type of Indy, his faction is undecided at the beginning of the game. Though the mechanics of recruiting may change from game to game, the Indy is usually permitted to join any faction (although it is usually not the Indy's choice as to which faction).