Saturday, September 24, 2016

Proposal: The Red Flag

Enact a new rule, “Headquarters”:-

Each Constituency may have one Headquarters, positioned in a specific block and marked on the Auld Anchorage map with an asterisk in that block. If a block contains a Headquarters it may not have its Party or Constituency changed.

As a Staff action, a Councillor may add, remove or move a Headquarters within the Constituency that they represent.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposal: Splitting Hairs

Replace the text in the rule “Atomic Actions” that reads

An Atomic Action is a series of steps, defined in the Ruleset as a numbered list,

with the following:

An Atomic Action is a series of steps, defined in the Ruleset as a numbered list or as a series of clauses in a single sentence,

Kevan’s use of the term in “Survey Says” seems reasonable too.

Proposal: Survey Says

If the rule “Surveys” exists, reword it to the following (otherwise enact the following as a new rule, “Surveys”):-

A Constituency may have one or more of the following Aspects, tracked in the Key on the Auld Anchorage wiki page. (By default, a Constituency has no Aspects.) Each Aspect has a Bonus, listed in brackets, and some requirements:

  • Diverse (+1 Staff) Requires at least two blocks supporting each of the four Parties.
  • Unified (+2 Staff) Requires at least eight blocks supporting a single Party, and at most two blocks not supporting that Party.
  • Content (+1 Staff) Requires the Councillor who represents the Constituency to be part of a Party, and the Constituency to Support that same Party.

As a daily action which is also an Atomic Action, a Councillor may perform a Survey. That action consists of checking each Constituency in alphabetical order: if the checked Constituency lacks any Aspects which it meets the requirements for, it gains those Aspects (and the Councillor representing it gains those Aspects’ Bonuses); then, if it has any Aspects it does not meet the requirements of, it loses those Aspects (and the Councillor representing it loses those Aspects’ Bonuses).

If Staff lost through this rule would cause a Councillor to have more Ready Staff than their maximum Staff, their number of Ready Staff is set to the same number as their maximum Staff. Otherwise, their number of Ready Staff is unaffected by these losses. Staff loss by means of this rule cannot cause a Councillor to have fewer than three Staff.

If the phrase “If a Councillor becomes Popular, their Staff increases by 1” does not exist in the ruleset, then remove the “Content” bullet point from the list in the rule created above. If the phrase does exist, remove the last two paragraphs of “Party Lines” instead.

Reframing Surveys as an Atomic Action, making them a bit easier to read and add to, and rolling in the “Popular” stat as “Content” (if its proposal passes).

Friday, September 23, 2016

Proposal: By the will of the People

Timed out 2 votes to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Sep 2016 07:29:27 UTC

If the proposal “Staff Track” has failed, this proposal does nothing.

Otherwise, create a new dynastic rule named “Political Capital” with the following text:

Each Councillor has an amount of Political Capital, defaulting to zero and tracked in the GNDT. As a Staff action, a Councillor can gain 1 Political Capital.

If an action costs Political Capital, a Councillor must spend that much Political Capital to take that action; if this would make their Political Capital negative, they may not take the action.

Change the first sentence of the rule “Campaign” to “As a Staff Action costing 1 Political Capital, a Councillor can Campaign.”

Proposal: The Party can always find you.

Timed out 3 votes to 1. EVC clause failed to trigger with less than a quorum supporting. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Sep 2016 07:28:35 UTC

Enact a new dynastic rule named “Party Lines”, with the following text:

Each Councillor is part of one of the four Parties, and this is tracked in the GNDT.

If a Councillor is part of no Party, then they may join any Party by updating the GNDT to this effect.

While a Party is In Power, all Councillors that are part of that party are said to be In Control.

If a Councillor represents a Constituency and that Constituency Supports the Party the Councillor is part of, that Councillor is said to be Popular.

If the Proposal “Staff Track” passed and a number of EVC’s on this proposal equaling or exceeding Quorum include the word “Staff”, add the following paragraph to the end of the rule “Party Lines”:

If a Councillor becomes Popular, their Staff increases by 1; if a Popular Councillor ceases to be Popular, their Staff decreases by 1. Staff loss by means of this rule cannot cause a Councillor to have fewer than three Staff.

Proposal: Garrymandering Deadlock Prevention

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Sep 2016 17:07:18 UTC

Append the following to the rule “Gerrymander”:

* If a Councillor attempts to Gerrymander a block to a Constituency represented by that Councillor, they attempt is successful only if this block have not been Gerrymandered this week

If a majority of EVCs to this proposal contain a word ‘MOAR’, replace ‘8’ with ‘7’ and ‘12’ with ‘13’ in the rule “Gerrymander”.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Proposal: Party Favors

Timed out 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Sep 2016 17:05:51 UTC

If the proposal “Staff Track” has failed, this proposal does nothing.

Otherwise, add a new rule called “Surveys” with the following text:

A Constituency may be Diverse or Unified. By default, no Constituency is either.

Upon completing a Gerrymander or Campaign action, or another Daily, Weekly or Staff Action which affects the block membership or Party support of any Constituency, the Councillor performing it may perform a survey on the Constituencies it affected, and count how many of their Blocks support each Party.

If a survey reveals that a non-Diverse Constituency contains at least two blocks supporting each of the four Parties, the Councillor representing it gains one Staff, and the Constituency is Diverse. If a survey reveals that a Diverse Constituency does not meet the above condition, the Councillor representing it loses one Staff, and it is no longer Diverse.

If a survey reveals that a non-Unified Constituency has at least eight blocks supporting a single Party, and at most two blocks not supporting that Party, the Councillor representing it gains two Staff, and the Constituency is Unified. If a survey reveals that a Unified Constituency does not meet the above condition, the Councillor representing it loses two Staff, and it is no longer Unified.

If Staff lost through this rule would cause a Councillor to have more Ready Staff than their maximum Staff, their number of Ready Staff is set to the same number as their maximum Staff. Otherwise, their number of Ready Staff is unaffected by these losses. Staff loss by means of this rule cannot cause a Councillor to have fewer than three Staff.

Change “As a Weekly Action” in the rule “Campaign” to read “As a Staff Action” instead.

Proposal: Staff Track

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Sep 2016 09:17:39 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Staff”:-

Each Councillor has a number of Staff, defaulting to 3. A number of each Councillor’s Staff are Ready, defaulting to 3. Staff and their Readiness are tracked in the GNDT (eg. “2/3” for a Councillor with 3 Staff, 2 of whom are Ready).

When a Councillor takes a Staff Action, they must reduce their Ready Staff by 1 to do so. A Councillor may not take a Staff Action if they have fewer than 1 Ready Staff.

As a Daily Communal Action that may only be taken on a Monday, any Councillor may set every Councillor’s Ready Staff value to match that same Councillor’s Staff value.

Throughout the ruleset, replace “As a Daily Action taken no more than three times per week” with:

As a Staff Action

Given that Brendan has pointed out an ambiguity in “Daily Action taken no more than three times per week”, let’s fix it and the lack of tracking at the same time, by going worker placement.

Proposal: The Way The Wind’s Blowing

Enact a new rule, “Peer Pressure”:-

As a Weekly Action, a Councillor may change the Party allegiance of one Block to that of a new Party, if and only if a clear numerical majority of the Blocks orthogonally or diagonally adjacent to that Block support that new Party.

 

(i.e., in the case of the 64 non-peripheral Blocks of Auld Anchorage, a minimum of 5 orthogonally or diagonally adjacent Blocks would need to support a Party for the Councillor to be able to strongarm them into changing allegiance to that Party.)

Proposal: Beware of the Leopard

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Sep 2016 09:15:02 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Boundary Proposals”:-

If a Proposal’s only effect would be to change the Constituency of one or more Blocks, then that Proposal is a Boundary Proposal; otherwise it is not. The affected parties of a Boundary Proposal are the Councillors who represent the Constituencies that those Blocks belong to.

If all affected parties of the oldest pending Boundary Proposal have voted FOR that proposal, it may be enacted at any time.

If a rule exists called “Gerrymander”, make “Boundary Proposals” a subrule of it.

Proposal: Legacy of Elbridge

Timed out 1 vote to 5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Sep 2016 09:14:40 UTC

In the rule called “Auld Anchorage”, change the following text:

This information is tracked on the Auld Anchorage page

To read as follows:

The Auld Anchorage page tracks both the Current Constituency map and the Proposed Constituency map. Unless otherwise stated, any action that requires reference to or editing of Auld Anchorage, Constituencies or the map should be carried out in reference to the Current Constituency map.

If there is a rule entitled “Gerrymander”, amend it to read as follows. Otherwise, add the following text as a new rule to the ruleset, entitled Gerrymander:

As a Daily Action taken no more than three times a week, a Councillor can Gerrymander. When a Councillor Gerrymander, they choose one block of the Proposed Constituency map of Auld Anchorage and change its Constituency to any other Constituency. When changing the Constituency of a Block, the following rules must be observed:

  • No Constituency may have fewer than 8 blocks.
  • All blocks in a Constituency must be connected to all other blocks of that Constituency in a contiguous group.

Add a new rule to the ruleset, entitled Boundary Commission:

As a Weekly Communal Action, a Councillor may call a meeting of the Boundary Commission by making a post in the Story Post - Votable Matter category entitled “Minutes of the Boundary Commission: x”, where x is the date of posting and the body of the text contains the data held in the Proposed Constituency map at the time of posting.

A meeting of the Boundary Commission is a Votable Matter. It resolves as per the resolution of proposals but is otherwise not considered to be a proposal for the purposes of any other rule.

If a meeting of the Boundary Commission passes then the Proposed Constituency map that it contains becomes the Current Constituency map.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Proposal: Door to Door

Passes 7-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 21 Sep 2016 22:57:22 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule named “Campaign” to the ruleset with the following text:

As a Weekly Action, a Councillor can Campaign. When a Councillor Campaign, they choose one block of Auld Anchorage and change its Party to any other Party as long as at least one adjacent block is of the new Party.

Add the following to the end of the dynastic rule named “Auld Anchorage”

Two blocks are adjacent if they share a border on the grid.

Proposal: Politics as Usual

Passes 8-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 21 Sep 2016 22:55:34 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule named “Gerrymander” to the ruleset with the following text:

As a Daily Action taken no more than three times per week, a Councillor can Gerrymander. When a Councillor Gerrymanders, they choose one block of Auld Anchorage and change its Constituency to any other Constituency. When changing the Constituency of a block, the following rules must be followed:

* A Constituency may not have 8 or less blocks.
* A Constituency may not have 12 or more blocks.
* All blocks in a Constituency must be connected to all other blocks of that Constituency in one continuous group.

Proposal: Gerry’s Game

Cannot pass at 1-7. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 21 Sep 2016 22:54:35 UTC

Add a new rule called “Council Meetings” with the following text:

As a Weekly Communal Action, any Councillor may Call a Council Meeting. To do so, they must perform the following steps in the following order, and may not take any other game action until they are complete.

  1. In a single GNDT comment, announce that they are Calling a Council Meeting, and roll DICE10 twice. The first result is X and the second is Y.
  2. In each row of the table on the [[Auld Anchorage]] wiki page, swap the supported Parties of the Xth and Yth Blocks (counting left to right).
  3. From this point forward in this Council Meeting, treat X as Y and Y as X.
  4. Swap the entire Xth row of the table on the [[Auld Anchorage]] wiki page with the Yth row—keeping the ordinal numbers in the correct places, but otherwise exchanging all Blocks, which retain their Constituency membership and Party support.
  5. Edit this rule to move step 4 up two places so that it becomes the new step 2, and the former steps 2 and 3 become the new steps 3 and 4, respectively.
  6. Post a GNDT comment announcing that the Council Meeting is complete.

If the Proposal “We don’t have one of these yet, right?” has passed, replace the first paragraph of the rule “Council Meetings” with the following:

As a Weekly Communal Action, any Councillor may Call a Council Meeting. This is an Atomic Action, as follows:

Steps 3 and 5 don’t have any real effect yet, but if people are amenable to this idea, I’d like to tack things onto the list until they do.

Proposal: We don’t have one of these yet, right?

Reaches quorum and passes, 7-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 21 Sep 2016 22:52:48 UTC

Add a new rule called “Atomic Actions” with the following text:

An Atomic Action is a series of steps, defined in the Ruleset as a numbered list, that affect the gamestate or Ruleset (or both) of Blognomic. When a Councillor performs an Atomic Action, they must complete all its steps; they must complete them in order; and they make not take any other action defined in the Ruleset until all such steps are complete. In addition, the Councillor performing an Atomic Action should perform its steps as quickly as they are able.

If an hour has passed since a Councillor began an Atomic Action, but they have not completed it, all its steps are considered illegal and may be reverted by any Councillor, and the Atomic Action is not considered to have been performed.

return to the town

I ask to be unidled

Proposal: Constituent Parts

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 Sep 2016 13:46:07 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Council Duties”:-

Each Councillor may represent a single Constituency, and this is tracked in the GNDT.

If a Councillor represents no Constituency, then they may represent any unrepresented Constituency by updating the GNDT to this effect.

Upon enactment of this rule, set the Mayor’s Constituency to “Anchorage”.

Bit of a land grab, but it’s not yet clear whether it’s better to be running a solid or a fractious constituency.

i am return

may i pls be unidled once more

Application For Council Seat

Some people are born councillors, some achieve councillordom, and some have councillordom thrust upon them…

Monday, September 19, 2016

Proposal: Anchorage Aweigh

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 Sep 2016 15:44:17 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Auld Anchorage”:-

The City of Auld Anchorage is a 10x10 grid of Blocks. Each Block supports one of four Parties (Up, Down, Charm or Strange) and is part of a named Constituency (Anchorage, Brucetown, Danforth, Fluke Hill, Grapnel East, Grapnel West, Herreshoff, Northill, Killick or The Bowery). This information is tracked on the Auld Anchorage wiki page.

If a single Party is supported by more Blocks in a Constituency than every other Party in that Constituency, then that Constituency is said to support that Party. If a single Party is supported by more Constituencies than every other Party, then that Party is said to be In Power.

Ascension Address: The Map Room

Following a rumoured treasure haul at the Deep End shipwreck, the Overbold Marine Salvage Company set up a warehouse in the port at Auld Anchorage, and its expanded fleet quickly brought new wealth and business to the archipelago. Fresh trade routes opened up as the imperial navy left, and within five short years old man Overbold was rising through the town council, bringing the rocky island to greater prominence.

Another ten years and Auld Anchorage is becoming a major port city, warehouses clustering in the gaps between the busy docks and the factory district, while residential streets sprawl up into the hills. The council has expanded to serve the conflicting needs of Auld Anchorage’s growing population, and in the dusty map room of the old town hall, pale ink bottles are uncorked and boundary lines are being drawn up.

Change “Pirate” to “Mayor” and “Hunter” to “Councillor” throughout the ruleset.

Let’s get gerrymandering.

Declaration of Victory: Top of the Charts

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 Sep 2016 20:22:26 UTC

Per the previous post, my chart of the islands located the Pirate’s Hoard the most accurately, and I have achieved victory.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Courses Charted

So, it is now the 19th of September (in UTC, at least), and I’ve processed all the Charts.

Of the two initially received, none were disposed for having an Accuracy of zero; one (mine) was disposed for having more Dig Sites than any other Chart, at 175; and none were disposed for having an Accuracy lower than any other Chart.

With only one Chart remaining, the Hunter who submitted it, Kevan, has achieved victory, and may post a Declaration of such at his leisure.

(Holding off on naming the actual Location of the Hoard until after the DoV is posted and ready to pass, for obvious reasons.)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Story Post: Boasting

More tales, and their implications, travel by word of mouth; those that can be fairly traced back to the Pirate this week state:

That neither the Island of Doubloon Delta, the Island of the Crumbling Cliff, nor the Island of the Coral Barrier are home to the Pirate’s Hoard;

That the Landmarks of the lone palm tree, and the cave, are not home to the Pirate’s Hoard;

And lastly that none of the Islands in the “A” row (The Island of Auld Anchorage, the Island of Azure Bay, the Island of the Abyssal Caves, the Island of the Arid Dunes, and the Island of the Amber Estuary) of the Golden Archipelago are home to the Pirate’s Hoard.

Extremely sorry for the delay.