Monday, June 29, 2015

Proposal: Omnibuspotent

Amend the Activation Cost of all Aspects whose Activation Cost is only an integer x to be x Prestige instead.

Add the following Aspects to the rule “Aspects:”

  • Title: Denounce
    Active Effect: Reduce the Prestige of a target Kaiju by twice the Power Score of this Aspect.
    Activation Cost: (Power Score) Prestige
    Restrictions: May only be activated as a Colossal Action.
  • Title: Riposte
    Active Effect: If a target Kaiju has reduced your Prestige by x via an Active Effect since you last used Riposte against them (or since you gained control of Riposte, if you have not used Riposte against them this Epoch), reduce their Prestige by 2 * x.
    Activation Cost: 10 Prestige
    Restrictions: May only be activated as a Colossal Action.
  • Title: Tag Out
    Active Effect: If your Right Claw or Left Claw is Disgraced, set their Prestige to 50 and gain control of any Aspects they control.
    Passive Effect: You may not change your Right Claw or Left Claw while you control Tag Out.
    Activation Cost: 10 Prestige
    Restrictions: You may activate Tag Out only once per Epoch.
  • Title: Take Dive
    Active Effect: Gain Prestige equal to Take Dive’s Power Score.
    Activation Cost: 0 Prestige
    Restrictions: May only be activated as a Colossal Action. You may only use Take Dive if your Prestige has been reduced by the Active Effect of another Kaiju’s Aspect since you gained control of Take Dive.

If the EVC of more than one player contains the phrase “oppose [x],” where [x] is the name of one of the Aspects proposed above, do not add that Aspect to the Ruleset when enacting this proposal.

Lab Token Ambiguity Again

Once again we’ve encountered a situation the Lab Token bidding rules don’t cover: only one bid was submitted. I’ve decided to count Kevan as both of the highest-bidding Kaiju, docked him by his bid amount, and awarded NaN to all other Kaiju. It’s up to him whether he wants to grant himself one Lab Token or two. CfJ if you disagree.

Proposal: Fall Earthwards Fast

Enact a new subrule to “Aspects” called “Imperial Restlessness”:-

If the Emperor did not perform a Colossal Action during the previous day, and if an Aspect is currently offered for bidding which includes a Colossal Action, then the Emperor is Restless. If the Emperor is Restless, then any Kaiju may reduce the Emperor’s Prestige by 10 (to a minimum of 1), so long as no Kaiju has done so under this rule during the current day.

Proposal: A Bigger Boat

Enact a new rule, “The Military”:-

The Military exists, and is considered to be a Kaiju for the purposes of dynastic rules only. It is tracked in the GNDT as if it were a Kaiju. It may not gain Tokens of Might and it may take actions even if it has no defined Claws.

Any Kaiju may cause the Military to Mobilise, at any time. Upon doing so, that Kaiju (the “Watcher”) takes the following actions on behalf of the Military, in the following order:-

  • If this is the first time the Military has Mobilised this Epoch, its Prestige is set to 50.
  • The single Technology or Location Bid Post whose Aspect has the lowest Power Score (if one exists) is considered to be the Human Focus. If the Military do not control the Human Focus, they bid 1 more than its current Power Score on it (if possible).
  • The Kaiju with the highest Prestige (other than the Military itself) is considered to be the Threat. If the Military have any Aspects which could lower another Kaiju’s Prestige, the Watcher may choose and activate one, once, making any decisions required of that Aspect (provided that the Threat’s Prestige is decreased as a result of the activation).

After “The Emperor should then post Story Posts for the remaining Aspects at their own convenience during the following 24 hours.” in the ruleset, add:-

These are known as Bid Posts.

Set the Military’s Prestige to 50 and its Type to “Robot”.

Proposal: Don’t do it, man!

I propose that the rule “Aspects” be amended to include the sentence:

An aspect which is Dishonourable will cause the user to become Dishonoured, unless they pay two times its Activation Cost.

Sometimes men do… questionable things.

Proposal: Best Intentions

I propose that the rule “Unnamed Rule” be merged with the rule “Dishonour”, such that the current text of “Unnamed Rule” is appended to the end of “Dishonour”.

Probably should have made that clearer.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Legend of Daisuke Serizawa

Title: Oxygen Destroyer
Active Effect: A Kaiju of your choice loses 5 Prestige for each time that this Aspect has been already been activated this Epoch.
Activation Cost: 5
Restrictions: This Aspect is a Technology, and may only be activated as a Colossal Action.

Proposal: Sorry, You Want A Reward Because You Messed Up?

Reached quorum 3 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan, interpreted as enacting a new rule named “Unnamed Rule” per the glossary.

Adminned at 28 Jun 2015 23:57:18 UTC

I propose that the following rule be put into motion:

A Dishonoured Kaiju cannot win.

First proposal!

Announcement of Intention to Play: Tantusar

In accordance with the rules of BlogNomic, I am officially announcing my intention to participate in this Dynasty.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fhtagn

Sylphrena idles out after seven days without any posts or comments. Quorum remains 3.

Proposal: To Progress!

Passes 4-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 28 Jun 2015 14:54:15 UTC

Replace “Attendant” with “Emperor” throughout the ruleset.

Proposal: He Is Legend

Passes 4-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 28 Jun 2015 14:53:10 UTC

Replace “A Kaiju may, as a daily action, make a Legend Post” with:-

A Kaiju other than the Attendant may, as a daily action, make a Legend Post

Then remove from the ruleset any Aspects added as a result of Legend Posts made by the Attendant. Any Legend Posts made by the Attendant are no longer considered to be Legend Posts, and any Story Posts created for bidding for Aspects which originated from such Legend Posts are no longer considered to be Story Posts.

Making this a fair fight by removing the Attendant’s ability to approve his own Legends.

Proposal: If You Want Something Done Left

Passes 3-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 27 Jun 2015 14:23:12 UTC

Repeal the rule “The Attendant.”

Set Brendan’s Prestige to 200.

Add the following sentence to the rule “Lab Tokens:”

The Attendant does not count as a Kaiju for the purposes of this rule.

Add the following sentence to the rule “Might and Disgrace:”

The Attendant may not gain Tokens of Might.

Actually a proposal now.

If You Want Something Done Right

Repeal the rule “The Attendant.”

Set Brendan’s Prestige to 200.

Add the following sentence to the rule “Lab Tokens:”

The Attendant does not count as a Kaiju for the purposes of this rule.

Add the following sentence to the rule “Might and Disgrace:”

The Attendant may not gain Tokens of Might.

Story Post: Golden Ticket (Bid Post)

“I’m afraid our time in this facility grows short,” says the Attendant, grinning broadly, voice strained. “The Emperor’s warp signature has just been detected out near Pluto, and the emergency shutdown process has initiated. I do believe it will be rather violent! We can exit through the old volcano tunnel, of course, but we will have to leave our work here behind. To attempt to make use of what we have so far bears certain risks, but I for one shall not shrink from them. Shall we toast together, mighty Kaiju?” The Attendant lifts a beaker and sloshes it with one trembling hand. “To progress!”

Bids for the next set of Lab Tokens will now be accepted.

Proposal: Roll Cameras

Passes 3-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 27 Jun 2015 14:19:57 UTC

To the rule “Dishonour”, add:-

If there are three or fewer Kaiju, then Kaiju cannot become Dishonoured.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Legend of the Burning Metal Birds

Title: Military Base
Active Effect: If one Kaiju has a higher Prestige than all others, their is Prestige halved (rounding up).
Activation Cost: 10
Restrictions: This Aspect is a Location and may only be activated as a Colossal Action.

Proposal: The Mighty Stagger

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 Jun 2015 15:44:05 UTC

Delete the paragraph reading “The time between two consecutive meetings of the Kaiju Court is known as an Epoch.” from the rule “Prestige.” Replace the paragraph in the same rule that begins “The Attendant should call a meeting of the Kaiju Court at least once per week” with the following:

The Attendant should call a meeting of the Kaiju Court at least once per week, but may not do so if fewer than 96 hours have passed since the previous meeting or if a Colossal Action has been used in the previous 12 hours. The time between two consecutive meetings of the Kaiju Court is known as an Epoch.

At each meeting of the Kaiju Court, if there are more listed Aspects than there are Kaiju, the Attendant will offer four Aspects for bidding, selected from the list in the rule “Aspects.” For each Aspect offered, the Attendant shall create a Story Post with the title of the Aspect it represents; such a Story Post is active as soon as it is posted. When calling a new meeting of the Kaiju Court, the Attendant must indicate in the first relevant Story Post that the last Epoch has ended and the new Epoch has begun. The Attendant should then post Story Posts for the remaining Aspects at their own convenience during the following 24 hours.

The Legend of the Deep Blue Sea

Title: Marianas Trench
Active Effect: Set your Prestige to 50 and lose control of all Aspects. You may not post Bid Comments nor be the target of opponents’ Colossal Actions for the remainder of the Epoch.
Activation Cost: 0
Restrictions: This Aspect is a Location.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Proposal: Mandatory Waiting Period

Self-killed. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 24 Jun 2015 21:51:34 UTC

Add the following paragraph after the sentence in the rule “Prestige” that reads “These Aspects are selected from the list in the rule “Aspects,” and for each of them, the Attendant shall create a Story Post with the title of the Aspect it represents.”

For each such Story Post, the Attendant shall roll DICE16 in the GNDT; the result is the number of hours before that post becomes active. The Attendant shall post a comment noting the time when it will become active on each such post.

Imperfect, but I’d like to make early bidding less about “who happens to be online right now.”

Proposal: Maiden Overkill

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Jun 2015 20:31:25 UTC

In “Might and Disgrace”, replace “(A Kaiju with 0 Prestige may not have their Prestige reduced.)” with:-

(A Kaiju with 0 Prestige may not have their Prestige reduced. Otherwise, if a Kaiju’s Prestige would be reduced below zero by another Kaiju’s action, it instead becomes zero.)

It’s currently illegal to deliver a punch which would knock a Kaiju below zero.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Story Post: DETI Institute

Active Effect: Reduce the Prestige of each Alien Kaiju by 5.
Activation Cost: 3
Restrictions: This Aspect is a Location. This Aspect may only be activated as a Colossal Action.

The Kaiju Court has been called to order. Bidding begins now.

Story Post: A Thousand Cuts

Active Effect: Reduce the Prestige of any one Kaiju by 3.
Activation Cost: 2 Prestige

The Kaiju Court has been called to order. Bidding begins now.

Story Post: Ultra-Humility

Passive Effect: If your Prestige drops below the Power Score of Ultra-Humility, you immediately gain 30 Prestige.
Restrictions: You may only gain Prestige through the Passive Effect of Ultra-Humility once per Epoch.

The Kaiju Court has been called to order. Bidding begins now.

Story Post: Sly Handoff

Active Effect: Reduce the Prestige of any one Kaiju by 10. Increase the Prestige of your Right Claw or your Left Claw by 10.
Activation Cost: 15 Prestige
Restrictions: Sly Handoff may only be activated as a Colossal Action.

The Kaiju Court has been called to order. Bidding begins now.

Proposal: When The Stars Are Right

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Jun 2015 08:32:05 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Patronage”:-

A Kaiju may nominate a single Patron if it has not already done so during the current dynasty, and if the nominating Kaiju either joined BlogNomic or unidled (for the first time this dynasty) within the previous 24 hours. Patrons should be nominated in a post or comment to the BlogNomic blog.

A Kaiju is considered an Elder Kaiju if the following four statements are true for it:-

  • It has been a Kaiju in the current dynasty for more than seven days.
  • It has made at least two Legend Posts which have been accepted by the Attendant.
  • It has submitted at least three Proposals which have been enacted.
  • It has taken at least one Colossal Action.

If an Elder Kaiju has not already done so, it may Pay Tribute to its Patron (if it has one): upon doing so, both the Paying Kaiju and its Patron gain 25 Prestige.

The game could use some active players, maybe it’s time to try a cobra-killing bounty recruitment drive.

The Legend of the Twisted Chain

Title: DNA Scrambler
Passive Effect: Reduce the Prestige of a Kaiju of your choice by X, where X is the Power Score of a Mutation they control.
Activation Cost: 3
Restrictions: This Aspect is a Technology, and may only be activated as a Colossal Action.

Receding Footstomps

Josh hasn’t posted or commented in seven days, and goes idle. Anybody who had him as their Left Claw cannot take Dynastic actions until they change that.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Proposal: Traffic Stuck in Teeth

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Jun 2015 08:29:37 UTC

Add a paragraph before the final one of “Aspects”:-

If a Kaiju has more than one Location Aspect, then the Effects of all of that Kaiju’s Location Aspects are considered to be blank.

Proposal: Living from Claw to Maw

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Jun 2015 11:23:24 UTC

Add a subrule to “Lab Tokens” called “Lab Research”:-

A Kaiju may spend a Lab Token to select an Aspect which had an active Story Post during the previous Epoch, and make a new Story Post with the title of that Aspect. This is considered to be equivalent to a Story Post that had been made by the Attendant when calling a meeting of the Kaiju Court, for that Aspect.

Proposal: Stealing From Rumble

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Jun 2015 11:21:41 UTC

Add the following to the list of Aspects in the rule “Aspects:”

  • Title: Cryo-Locker
    Active Effect: One Kaiju of your choice may not spend Prestige or Lab Tokens, or use any Aspect’s Active Effect, for the rest of this Epoch. That Kaiju may not have their Prestige reduced by any Active Effect during this time.
    Activation Cost: 1 Lab Token
    Restrictions: Cryo-Locker may only be activated as a Colossal Action.
  • Title: Ultra-Humility
    Passive Effect: If your Prestige drops below the Power Score of Ultra-Humility, you immediately gain 30 Prestige.
    Restrictions: You may only gain Prestige through the Passive Effect of Ultra-Humility once per Epoch.
  • Title: Escalating Tensions
    Passive Effect: Kaiju other than you and your Right Claw may only make Bid Comments that are integer multiples of this Aspect’s Power Score.
  • Title: A Thousand Cuts
    Active Effect: Reduce the Prestige of any one Kaiju by 3.
    Activation Cost: 2 Prestige

If the EVC of more than one player contains the phrase “oppose [x],” where [x] is the name of one of the Aspects proposed above, do not add that Aspect to the Ruleset when enacting this proposal.

Lab Token Ambiguity

Well, despite the fix for three-way ties, we’ve ended up in a situation I failed to anticipate: one bid is clearly the highest, but the next two are lower and tied. I’m going to treat this as though all three had tied for highest bid; CfJ if you disagree.

The Legend of the Slumbering Deep

Title: Monitoring Station
Active Effect: Choose a Kaiju whose Type is “nothing” (and who has been a Kaiju for the previous seven days) and set their Type to any valid value.
Activation Cost: 2
Restrictions: This Aspect is a Location.