Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Sticky Post: Migrating to SSL

Dreamhost now offers free SSL certificates via Let’s Encrypt, so I’ll be trying to make that work over the coming days. For the moment, I’ve turned it on on the wiki. It doesn’t seem to work yet; visiting the site over HTTPS returns a Dreamhost error page. I don’t know if it takes a few minutes/hours or if something went wrong. Accessing the site over unencrypted HTTP still works, though, so I’ll leave it like this for a while.

If anyone has problems because of this, alert me in the #server channel on Slack.

EDIT: Seems to be working now!

Friday, February 05, 2016

Proposal: Imagination Is Even Funnier The Second Time…

Amend the rule “Trouble” to replace “Each Child has a numerical amount of Trouble, tracked in the GNDT and defaulting to zero.” with:

Each Child and Imaginary Friend has a numerical amount of Trouble, tracked in the GNDT and defaulting to zero.

Enact a new rule “Idle Imaginary Friends”:

Imaginary Friends are either Idle or Unidle, tracked in the GNDT and defaulting to Unidle. For the purposes of voting and quorum, Idle Imaginary Friends are not counted as Children.

If a Proposal contains a provision that targets a specifically named Idle Imaginary Friend, then that Idle Imaginary Friend is considered to be Unidle solely for the purposes of enacting that specific provision.

Any Child may unidle an Imaginary Friend by posting a story post with the title “I believe in X” where X is the name of an existing Imaginary Friend and updating the GNDT.

When a Imaginary Friend is Unidled, their personal gamestate retains the last legally endowed values it had, if they are still valid. Otherwise the Imaginary Friend is given the default value for new Imaginary Friend for those invalid values, if such a value exists.

An Imaginary Friend becomes idle if no one is Best Friends with it and does not cast a vote on two consecutive voting matters it was entitled to vote on. Immediately prior to idling, the Imaginary Friend drops the ball (if it was holding it), loses any team affiliation and gains 3 trouble.

Imagination is crazy
Your whole perspective gets hazy
Starts you asking a daisy
What to do, what to do?

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Proposal: Imagination is Funny…

Self-killed. — Quirck

Adminned at 05 Feb 2016 19:04:49 UTC

Enact a new rule “Idle Imaginary Friends”:

Some Imaginary Friends are Idle. For the purposes of voting and quorum, Idle Imaginary Friends are not counted as Children.

If a Proposal contains a provision that targets a specifically named Idle Imaginary Friend, then that Idle Imaginary Friend is considered to be unidle solely for the purposes of enacting that specific provision.

Any Child may unidle an Imaginary Friend by posting a story post with the title “I believe in X” where X is the name of an existing Imaginary Friend.

When a Imaginary Friend is unidled, their personal gamestate retains the last legally endowed values it had, if they are still valid. Otherwise the Imaginary Friend is given the default value for new Imaginary Friend, if such a value exists.

An Imaginary Child becomes idle if it has no Best Friend and casts no votes on two consecutive voting matters it was entitled to vote on. Immediately prior to idling, the Imaginary Friend drops the ball (if it was holding it) and gains 3 trouble.

Imagination is crazy
Your whole perspective gets hazy
Starts you asking a daisy
What to do, what to do?

Idling

Aname idles out after 7 days of inactivity. Quorums are back to 7 and 3.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

New Player PigheadedGnu

Greetings! I’m PigheadedGnu and I’m new to the game. Feedback is welcome!

Proposal: Stealing Is Wrong

Passes 2-1. — Quirck

Adminned at 05 Feb 2016 11:39:25 UTC

To rule “Calvinball” add subrule “Stealing”:

Any Child acting for themselves or on behalf of an Imaginary Friend on their own team may attempt to gain possession of the Ball from the current owner by making a Story Post titled “I make a steal attempt.” (or “X makes a steal attempt.” if on behalf of an Imaginary Friend where X is the name of that Imaginary Friend) and roll DICE5 to determine the outcome. On 1, the attempt is successful and the Child gains 2 Trouble. On 2 the attempt fails, the Child gains 1 Trouble, and the Ball is dropped. On 3, 4, and 5, the attempt fails, and the Child gains 1 Trouble.

Only one steal attempt may be made per change of Ball ownership.

All’s fair in love and Calvinball.

Proposal: Sting Operation

Fails 2-5. — Quirck

Adminned at 05 Feb 2016 11:25:24 UTC

To the rule “Queen Bee” append as a new paragraph:

Queen Bee’s Trick is that if a Child on an opposing team attempts to score by mentioning Queen Bee, that Child will not gain possession of the Ball during the next action that would normally have given them possession of the Ball. The Ball instead drops.

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee. Won’t my mommy be so proud of me?

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

I Befriend Doctor Wiggle

Wiggle Waggle. I am DICE9 to meet you.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Proposal: Moving Goalposts

Passes 3-0. — Quirck

Adminned at 02 Feb 2016 23:54:38 UTC

Add to rule “Calvinball” subrule “Scoring” with this text:

All Children have a numerical “Score” which defaults to zero and is tracked in the GNDT.

If a Child or their Best Friend possesses the Ball, the Child may attempt to score by making a story post with the title “I throw between X and Y.” where X and Y are any two members of the opposing team, and rolls DICE5 to determine the outcome: on 1 the Ball is intercepted by X. On 2, 3, or 4 the Child ‘s score is increased by one and the Ball is dropped. On 5 the Ball is intercepted by Y.

You see Billy and Suzy, members of your rivals, the green team, standing far apart from eachother. A beautiful empty section stretches between them, and you can see your teammate Georgie waving to you behind them. You tighten your grip on the ball and take aim…

Scoring carries a high chance of the enemy coming into possession of the ball, hopefully to make gameplay smooth and balanced.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Proposal: Never Had a Friend Like Me

Passes 5-1. — Quirck

Adminned at 01 Feb 2016 12:46:53 UTC

Add the follow text to the end of the subrule “Fickleness of Youth”:

Any Child who is not Best Friends with any Imaginary Friend may become so by making a story post with the title “I befriend X”, where X is the name of an existing Imaginary Friend that does not have a Best Friend, and updating the GNDT.

Proposal: It Wasn’t Me

Times out @ 6-0, Enacting.
~lilomar

Adminned at 31 Jan 2016 17:21:08 UTC

Enact a new rule “Tricks”:-

Each Imaginary Friend may have a Trick. Any Child may perform the Trick of an Imaginary Friend by increasing their own Trouble by 1, then applying the effects of the Trick.

Add a new paragraph to “Impulsive Puppy”:-

Impulsive Puppy’s Trick is to gain possession of the Calvinball if nobody possesses it.

In “Best Friends”, replace “If an Imaginary Friend is Best Friends with a Child, only that Child may cast votes on behalf of it.” with:-

If an Imaginary Friend is Best Friends with a Child, only that Child may cast votes on behalf of it or perform its Trick.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Story Post: I abandon Doctor Wiggle

He keeps getting me into trouble!

Proposal: One more to the blue team

Passes 3-2. — Quirck

Adminned at 30 Jan 2016 12:29:54 UTC

To the rule “Imaginary Friends” add a subrule “Grumpy Cat” :-

Grumpy Cat votes AGAINST all proposals. But he votes FOR proposals that introduce victory condition.

Grumpy Cat does not like games with no objectives. If he likes anything at all