Friday, April 24, 2015

Proposal: He Who Controls the Spice

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Apr 2015 09:02:45 UTC

To the final paragraph of the rule “Equipment”, add:-

When a Consumable Equipment would have an effect added to it under the previous rule, the Cook who would add it may instead add up to three effects to that Equipment, in a specific order of their choosing.

Replace “Each piece of Equipment may have an effect on a Recipe” with “Each piece of Equipment may have a number of effects on a Recipe”.

In “Recipes”, replace “the effect of that Equipment is applied to the Recipe” with “the effect(s) of that Equipment are applied to the Recipe in the order they are listed”.

Consumable Equipment is currently entirely worse than non-Consumable Equipment. This gives it a use.

Proposal: Garnish Remover

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Apr 2015 09:01:19 UTC

Remove the sentence “The first step of a Recipe must always add a Package type.” from “Recipes”.

Then, after the bulleted list in that rule, add:-

The first step of a Recipe must always add a Package type. Only the final step of a Recipe may be a Garnish.

Limiting to one garnish per dish.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Washed Up

Neither Josh nor Severian have posted or commented in the past week, and both are automatically idled. Quorum drops to 4.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Proposal: Meat is Murder

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Apr 2015 09:38:16 UTC

If any Reviewers are both Vegetarian and have Minced Meat as their Favourite Ingredient, then those Reviewers shall cease to be Vegetarian when this proposal enacts. This gamestate change takes precedence over the rule that “the characteristics of the Regular Reviewers (Sweet Spots, Vegetarianism, Favourite Ingredient) are fixed”.

Just in case any Reviewers have an odd understanding of vegetarianism and won’t ever be able to award five stars.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Proposal: Restaurants Managers Little Helper

Timed out 2 votes to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Apr 2015 09:37:52 UTC

From the Rule “Review”, replace

When the Restaurant Manager posts a Review, if any Cooks used Consumable Equipment in their Recipes, those Consumable Equipments are removed from those Cooks.

with

If a Cook posts a comment that seems to be a Recipe but is not, for example including a name and a list of ingredients and no one has already done so, any Cook or the Restaurant Manager should point that fact out in a comment to that Blogpost.

Removing unnecessary Consumables and adding a little helper for irregularities.

Story Post: Bruce Haggis Review of Recipes

Hearing about the first star ever given out to one of the Cooks managed by the Restaurant Manager, Dominique Labaguette asked and received an invite to be the next Reviewer. He is well known for his, literal, sweet spot of 10 for Sweetness.

This weeks Reviewer, Bruce Haggis, published his results in the newly suggested Reviewer’s Standard Review Publishing Format:
Cook | Name of Recipe | Rating | Properties
Kevan | “Burning Sun” | * * + - - | Flambée
Sylphrena | “Spiky Sphere” | * * + - - | Sweetness 8 Sourness 4 Umami 10 Spicyness 4
Ely | “Vinegar Volcano 2.0” | * * - - - | Flambée
Exploto | “Science Soufflé” | * + - - - | Sweetness 6 Sourness 3 Umami 10 Spicyness 0 Vegetarian
Brendan | “Soup of the Night (One More Time)” | * + - - - | Sweetness 7 Sourness 4 Umami 1 Spicyness 0

There is no “Winner of the Day”.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Proposal: Chips and Mayo

Reached quorum / timed out 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Apr 2015 09:19:37 UTC

In rule “The Cashier” (if it exists) change: “Effect: That Reviewer becomes the next Reviewer, overriding what was stated in the most recent Review.” to:

Effect: When posting the next Review, the Restaurant Manager shall choose that Reviewer as the new Reviewer (rather than using a method of their choice, as stated by rule “Review”).

Proposal: Ketchup Mechanics

Reached quorum / timed out 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Apr 2015 09:18:38 UTC

Create a new rule, “Money”:

The Restaurant has an integer, non negative amount of Money - its Funds - measured in Starbucks and kept track of in the GNDT, in the References field of the Restaurant Manager. The Restaurant Funds default to 0.
If nobody has done so since the last Review was posted, the Manager or any Cook may increase the Restaurant funds by as many Starbucks as total Stars that were awarded in that Review.

Create a new rule, “The Cashier”:

The single Cook who was rated the fewest Stars (among those Cooks who were rated at all) in the most recent Review receives the chore of attending the Cash Register, and is thus the Cashier.
If the Cashier has not done so since the last Review was posted, the Cashier may take a single Expensive Action by deducting that Expensive Action’s price from the Restaurant Funds and then noting that they are taking that Action in a comment to the most recent Review (this comment shall also include the object(s) of the Action, if that action requires any).
Expensive Actions are listed here, together with their price in Starbucks and effects:
* Invite a Reviewer as Special Guest. Price: 5 Starbucks. Effect: That Reviewer becomes the next Reviewer, overriding what was stated in the most recent Review.
* Buy new Equipment. Price: twice the number of Active Cooks, in Starbucks. Effect: the Cashier adds a piece of equipment of their choice to each Cook’s inventory (they need not be identical pieces of Equipment). If a Cook has already 10 pieces of inventory, they receive nothing.
* Hang Curtains. Price: 8 Starbucks. Effect: Cooks may submit Recipes to the next Review as private messages to the Manager, as if they were commenting to the Review. (Volunteer Comments must still be comments)
* Employ a food taster on a Package. Price: 10 Starbucks. Effect: When posting the next Review, the Manager may and should publicly reveal the content of that Package.
* Employ a journalist to ask a specific Reviewer about one specific Characteristic of theirs. Price: 12 Starbucks. Effect: When posting the next Review, the Manager may and should publicly reveal that characteristic of that specific Reviewer.

Note that, with the exception of Curtains, this does not create differences between the information available to the various Cooks.

Proposal: Scoville Rendezvous

Passes 6-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 21 Apr 2015 14:23:54 UTC

In the rule “The Reviewers”, add to Mad-Tongue Moody’s bulleted list of characteristics:-

His favourite Ingredient is Chilli Pepper.

Replace “Each Regular Reviewer has one Favourite Ingredient” with “Each Reviewer has one Favourite Ingredient”.

Giving Moody a favourite ingredient so that he might deign to award a fifth star.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Proposal: Room for Error

Passes 7-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 21 Apr 2015 14:22:39 UTC

In the Rule “Review”, add directly after “When the Restaurant Manager posts a Review, if any Cooks used Consumable Equipment in their Recipes, those Consumable Equipments are removed from those Cooks.”

If the Restaurant Manager has made an error in a Rating the newest Review, he should post a comment to the review mentioning the mistake and reveal the correct Rating. While doing so, the Restaurant Manager should correct all Gamestate as if the error had never happened. If such an error was made in an earlier Review, the Restaurant Manager should post a comment in that Review mentioning the error, but not revealing the corrected Rating and not changeing Gamestate. All Cooks should carefully check each Review and point out possible errors to the Restaurant Manager.

Not quite sure wether that’s a good way of dealing with this, but I guess it won’t be the very last error. :-)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Proposal: Pepperohno™

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 Apr 2015 11:49:06 UTC

Rename “Red Pepperoni” to “Chilli Pepper” in the ruleset.

The current ruleset describes pepperoni as vegetarian. Probably better to rename it than change it to non-vegetarian, at this point.

Proposal: Winner of the Day

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 Apr 2015 08:22:52 UTC

Change the rule “Victory” to

Any Cook who has received a five-star rating from five Reviewers, and who has more Awards than any other Cook with a five-star rating from five Reviewers, has achieved victory.

In the rule “Review”, add a new subrule called “Awards” with the following text:

Each Cook has an Awards field, tracked as a positive number, including and defaulting to zero, in the GNDT. In each Review, the Restaurant Manager declares the Entry Recipe with the most stars “Winner of the Day”. If more then one Entry Recipe has the most Stars, then of those with the most Stars the one with the most Plusses is declared “Winner of the Day”. If there are several with the most Stars and the most Plusses, then there is no “Winner of the Day”. The Cook who has submitted the “Winner of the Day” gets an Award.

Adding a tie-breaker. “Worst” case should now be that we have a tie for one or possibly several weeks, but it can be resolved.

Story Post: Review with the word Review in the title ... TWICE

After hearing so much about the new Restaurant managed by mideg, Bruce Haggis urged the manager to invite him as next Reviewer, and thus it was decided. He was quoted; “Whatever that grumpy old Moody fella doesn’t like cannot be that bad!”, right before explaining exactly how much Sourness a, quote, “proper meal” should include, namely 4.

The long expected food tasting of Antonio Fusili went rather well - at least compared to last weeks experience.
His course started with Kevans “Soup of the Day”. While not receiving any stars, it was not bad as a starter, receiving a rating of + + + + -. When it was tasted by the other Cooks, it was agreed upon that its Properties were (Sweetness 3, Sourness 0, Umami 3, Spicyness 5, Vegetarian).

Then, Fusili continued to sample Explotos “Some Kind of Icarus”. He could barely hold it in, giving it a + - - - -. Properties: (Sweetness 4, Sourness 0, Umami 3, Spicyness 10)

Brendans “Warsh Rowboat” was up next and was later named winner of the day with a rating of * + + - -. Brendan was very happy to taste its Properties, (Sweetness 8, Sourness 7, Umami 7, Spicyness 2, Vegetarian)

The Reviewer was a little sceptical about the Sting included in Elys “The One-Bee Sting”, but it was less painfull then expected and received a + + + + -. Ely was a little surprised to find meat in there - bee meat? Its Properties were (Sweetness 6, Sourness 4, Umami 10, Spicyness 4).