Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Proposal: One Day A Week

In the rule “New Day”, replace “If the Forest has received Intentions to change (or maintain) their form from a Quorum of Shifters, then, as the Forest’s next game action taken under a dynastic rule, the Forest must announce a New Day, notwithstanding any other rule which precludes a New Day from beginning.” with:-

The Forest should announce a New Day if it has received Intentions to change (or maintain) a form from a Quorum of Shifters, or if the most recent New Day Dawns blog post is more than a week old.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Proposal: Kingmaker

Add a new Human to the list in the rule “Humans:”

  • The Harbinger—40

Add a new item to the list in the rule “Meddling:”

  • Pronounce: This action can only be taken by a Shifter taking the for of the Harbinger, and only once per New Day. Choose one Faction. Announce in the comments of the latest New Day Dawning post that this Faction has been chosen to raise its banner over the castle. Once such a Pronouncement has been made, Shifters may not change their Alignment until the next New Day. If one Shifter who is a member of the named Faction has a higher Cover than all other members of that Faction, and is not the Harbinger, that Shifter has achieved victory.

 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Proposal: Tattletales

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 May 2015 17:49:37 UTC

Add a new rule, “Storytelling”:

Shifters in the castle sometimes find themselves acting out cyclical stories. A clever Shifter may anticipate the roles in stories that they and other Shifters are taking on.

During a given New Day, a Shifter may make at most one Storytelling Comment on the most recent New Day Dawns blog post. Such a comment names three distinct Humans and three descriptive phrases about the circumstances in which they might appear in the castle. A comment that does not fit these criteria is not a valid Storytelling Comment; if a Shifter posts more than one valid Storytelling Comment, none of them are valid. An example of a valid Storytelling Comment might be:

The Lord, the Cook, a Stranger. The dim courtyard, the spring rain, a shattered dish.

Should all three of the named Human Forms be taken by Shifters at the Dawn of the following New Day, the Storytelling Comment is True. If not, it is False.

If there exists a rule called “Awareness,” add the following text to the rule as well:

If a Storytelling Comment has come True, the Shifter who posted it may, once during the following New Day, increase or decrease their Awareness by up to 2.

If there exists a rule called “Awareness,” add the following text to the rule “Awareness”:

A Shifter may set their own Awareness to 0 at any time.

Proposal: We only gain once….

Failed 1 vote to 5, number of Shifters not voting against is less than quorum. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 May 2015 17:47:26 UTC

In the rule “Proposal Bonus” replace

If every Shifter has claimed Cover in this way, any Shifter may repeal this rule.

with

If a Quorum of Shifters has claimed Cover in this way, any Shifter may repeal this rule.

 

Per Kevan’s advice here. ;-)

Proposal: Look Around You

Timed out 2 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 May 2015 17:44:16 UTC

If a rule called “Awareness” exists, add two Meddling actions to the rule “Meddling”:-

  • Explore: The Meddling Shifter gains 1 Awareness.
  • Blend In: The Meddling Shifter loses 1 Awareness.

Proposal: Canny Worms

Passes 5-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 25 May 2015 15:05:56 UTC

Add a new rule, “Awareness”:

Each Shifter has an Awareness score, which is an integer between -3 and 3, inclusive, which defaults to 0, and which is tracked in the GNDT.

Should a Shifter’s Awareness score be greater than 0, when they assume a new Form, they may, once during the following New Day, add an amount equal to their Awareness to their Cover score.

Should a Shifter’s Awareness score be less than 0, when they maintain their current Form through a Dawn, they may, once during the following New Day, add an amount equal to the absolute value of their Awareness to their Cover score.

Delete the item starting with “Any Shifter who declared an Intention to maintain their current Form…” from the list in the rule “New Day.”

Friday, May 22, 2015

Proposal: Modest Proposals

Times out 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 May 2015 18:16:18 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Proposal Bonus”:-

At any time, a Shifter may gain 2 Cover if they have posted a proposal in the previous 24 hours, and if they have not already claimed 2 Cover in this way previously in the dynasty. If every Shifter has claimed Cover in this way, any Shifter may repeal this rule.

In the past week we’ve had just two proposals from a player who isn’t the Forest. We’re barely playing Nomic at this point, so here’s a gentle nudge to encourage some noise.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Proposal: Cover Up

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 May 2015 17:59:15 UTC

In “New Day”, replace the “Any Shifter who declared an Intention to maintain their current Form gains 1 Cover.” bullet with:

Any Shifter who declared an Intention to maintain their current Form gains 2 Cover if their Cover is less than their current Form’s Reputation, or 1 Cover otherwise.

Proposal: Base Meddle

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 May 2015 08:35:11 UTC

In “Meddling”, replace “by paying its cost (shown in brackets after the name of the action) from their own Cover” with:-

by paying X Cover (where X is the number of Meddling actions the Meddling Shifter has taken earlier during the current New Day)

Remove all bracketed costs from Meddling actions.

Reproposing the basic recosting idea of the my last proposal.

Day Four Dawns

As the Porter storms into the kitchen looking to eject the Cook, two Servants leave simultaneously through different doors, adjusting their caps. The lost Guest wanders on through the corridors and the Lord continues to gaze down distractedly from his balcony.

Playing Goosberry

With no posts or comments in over a week, the formless stranger Goosberry disappears into a dead-end corridor, leaving only a decorative wooden chair.

Quorum remains 5, and a “Quorum of Shifters” for the purposes of the New Day rule (which does not consider the Forest to be a Shifter) drops to 4.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Proposal: Squeezed Meddle

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 May 2015 06:56:20 UTC

In “New Day”, replace “by paying its cost (shown in brackets after the name of the action) from their own Cover” with:-

by paying X Cover (where X is the number of Meddling actions the Meddling Shifter has taken earlier during the current New Day)

Remove all bracketed costs from Meddling actions.

In the effect of “Reassure”, change “If every Shifter’s Cover is less than their Form’s Reputation, increase the Cover of all Shifters by 1.” to:-

Choose at least three Forms, and increase the Cover of each Shifter who has taken any of those Forms by 3.

Making each Shifter’s first Meddling of the day free of charge, and subsequent ones increasing in cost by 1 Cover, to encourage more things to happen.

Day Three Dawns

A cloudy and uneventful morning. Two identical Cooks stare each other down across an empty kitchen, while the Chaplain shuffles prayer books in the chapel and a Guest lingers in the corridors. For the first time since the revels, the Lord emerges from his chambers, looking down across the castle from his balcony.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Proposal: Blown Cover

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 May 2015 13:18:58 UTC

Amend the “Meddling Knids” rule to include the following action:

  • Blow a Cover (2): Choose one Shifter (who is not a Stranger) who has a Cover that is less than the Reputation of their Form. Announce in the latest New Day Dawning post that that Shifter’s cover has been blown. If yours is the first such announcement for that shifter in the latest New Day Dawns post, change that Shifter’s Form immediately to Stranger. In addition, if the Shifter’s previous Form was that of an Individual Human, reduce to cover of all other Shifters currently in the same Form by 2 points (due to increased scrutiny).

If enacted, this amendment will not take effect until the next New Day.