If the officers don't vote, how do they participate in the mutiny? They help the captain choose who gets a black spot, then stand back with the captain while the crew votes. If the crew chooses mutiny does it then hinge on the officers? If so, that completely negates using a mutiny because what officer is going to give up his cushy spot? The only way I can see around it is if the crew rallies and convinces the officers if they vote against the captain they can remain officers with the new captain.