Sunday, August 31, 2014

Declaration of Victory: $100 Profit

Reached a quorum of votes in favour after 12 hours, with the Broker voting FOR. Processed by Kevan.

Adminned at 01 Sep 2014 11:19:59 UTC

My Profit is “at least £100 higher than every other Seller” so I’ll take the Grand Prize now.

This is definitely in the right category… I think that’s the final brilliance, actually :DD

Flea Market: $18 Bond

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Will something unexpected happen before I win? #tension

Proposal: Nota Bene

In the rule “Gamestate Tracking”, replace “If no Seller has commented on it,” with:-

If no Seller has commented on it, or if the only comments on it begin with “Note:” and contain no voting icons,

It’s probably about time we fixed the “your post isn’t a legal proposal, but if I tell you this then you won’t be able to change it” thing.

Proposal: Money’s Last Stand

In Rule 2.8 $100 Profit, add the following to the end of that rule:-

The seller with the most profit at the end of the day that follows the day this Proposal is enacted has achieved victory.

Why not I say, why not?

Abdication

King idles out after a week of inactivity. Quorum remains 5.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flea Market - My New Laptop (11.5.80)

ayesdeeef wins.

Flea Market - My Desktop (11.17.83)

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Proposal: Asking Politely

Self-Killed. -RaichuKFM

Adminned at 31 Aug 2014 16:17:06 UTC

ayesdeeef wins.

The pace of the game has slowed down something else, and I’m well ahead of Doctor29, my nearest challenger.

Proposal: Speedy Investing

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 31 Aug 2014 12:36:55 UTC

In Rule 2.9 Bonds, remove the following:-

No more than one Bond per two weeks can be sold by a single Seller at the Flea Market.

The quickest way to make this happen.

Flea Market - My Desktop (11.17.83)

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Flea Market - $25 Bond

These are useless now.

Proposal: The Real Deal

Times out at quorum, 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 31 Aug 2014 12:31:58 UTC

In the rule “Second-Hand Goods”, replace “and a Real Value (which defaults to zero)” with:-

and a Real Value (which defaults to 1)

Increase the Real Value of all Appreciating Goods by 1.

Seems odd that Appreciating Goods default to being fully worthless (Price × Quality × zero), when they’re already much cheaper than equivalent Static Goods.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Proposal: Being Appreciative

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan. Sylphrena’s Grecian Urn increases in Real Value.

Adminned at 29 Aug 2014 08:34:36 UTC

In Rule 2.7 Special Delivery, reword “shall award the selected Seller with a Good which belongs to the “Collectables” Category” to:-

shall award the selected Seller with a Good which belongs to the “Antiques” Category

For each of the Categories “Arts” and “Antiques” Kevan shall privately and randomly choose ten goods within that category and increase their real value by one.

Gives Appreciating Goods the push they need to start circulating the system. Right now no-one wants them.

Flea Market: Adorable Little Brown Teddy Bear (13.5.79)

It’s just so cute!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Proposal: Bring Back Our Items!

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 27 Aug 2014 12:57:54 UTC

Renumber the Second-hand goods page such that every Category is numbered sequentially (Antiques is 1, Art is 2, Baby is 3, etc).

In Rule 2.2 “Second-Hand Goods”, after “Each Seller owns zero or more Goods, tracked as a text list in the GNDT.” add

A Good can either be Static or Appreciating.

In the same Rule, before “By default, a Seller has no Goods.” add

Goods with a Category of either 1 or 2 are Appreciating; all other Goods are Static.

 

Currently, the items in the Second-Hand Goods page don’t match with the rules, which is something of a problem.

Proposal: Pop!

Reached quorum 6 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 27 Aug 2014 08:31:41 UTC

Repeal the rule “Inflation”.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Flea Market: Kitchen Plumbing & Fittings (19.18.19)

Inflation or not, this is a little big to carry around.

Collector: Books, Comics & Magazines

A mysterious figure is desperate for second-hand books, comics and magazines this week.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Proposal: Inflation Inflated

Fewer than a quorum of players not voting AGAINST, 1 vote to 6. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 Aug 2014 08:20:07 UTC

In Rule 2.10 Inflation, replace “As a weekly action, the Broker may choose a percentage known as the Rate of Inflation from 5 to 10%, as determined by the formula (5+X)%, where X is a number from 1 to 5 generated randomly by means of the Broker’s choice. The broker may then reduce the Profits of all Sellers with a positive Profit by the Rate of Inflation.” with:

As a weekly action, the Broker may choose a percentage known as the Rate of Inflation from 100 to 120%, as determined by the formula (99+X)%, where X is a number from 1 to 21 generated randomly using the GNDT. The broker must then multiply the value of every pound amount in the current rule set by the Rate of Inflation. Then, the Rate of Inflation ceases to be known as the Rate of Inflation.

You understand the Proposal by now.

Proposal: Junk So Bad, You’d Pay to Get Rid Of It!

Reached quorum 6 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Aug 2014 10:26:09 UTC

Reword Rule 2.11 Junk to:-

As a weekly action, any Seller may Search their Trash Bin for Junk by rolling a DICE20 and a DICE10 and gaining an amount of profit equal to the positive difference between the results of the two rolls.

The important bit here is “equal to the positive difference”. Making implicit something we were apparently taking for granted.

Proposal: Fixing “Appreciating Goods”

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Aug 2014 10:25:13 UTC

In rule 2.2 “Second-Hand Goods” replace “An Appreciating Good has a name, an ID, and a Real Value, and is written in the GNDT as Name—X (#.#.#). X defaults to zero.” with

An Appreciating Good has a name, an ID, and a Real Value (which defaults to zero), and is written in the GNDT as “Name—X (#.#.#)”, where X represents the Real Value of the Good.

In rule 2.4 “Flea Market” replace “...he will use the same Offer if the same Seller takes the same Good (or another Good with the same Name, Category, Subcategory and Significance as it) to the Flea Market at a later point.” with

he will use the same Offer if the same Seller takes any Good with the same Name, Category, Subcategory, Significance, and Real Value as it to the Flea Market at a later point. (The Real Values of all Static Goods are considered equal.)

I think these will make the Appreciating Goods rule work in a way that makes sense.

Haven’t seen him around the auction house in a while…

Nomic^3 goes idle. Quorum is valued at 5.

Proposal: The Loan Sharks

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Aug 2014 19:28:41 UTC

Enact a new rule, “The Loan Sharks”, with the following text:-

Any Seller can request a loan by making a post with the title “Requesting a Loan” and naming both another Seller and dollar amount, X, that is a positive integer. Then, if the named Seller makes a comment on the post with the keyword GRANTED, in all caps, the Seller that made the comment must reduce their own profit by 1.2X and increase the profit of the Seller who requested the loan by X, and also add to that Seller’s name in the GNDT the text string “Loan worth X from ____”, where X is the dollar amount and ____ is the name of the Seller that made the changes. No seller that has such a text string in their name in the GNDT may win the game. At any time, any seller may Pay Off The Loan by reducing their profit by 2X and increasing the profit of the Seller whom the Loan was from by 1.8X (1.8 multiplied by X), and then removing the corresponding text string from their name in the GNDT.

BAM! I can’t see any problems with that…