Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Proposal: Blueprint: Liquid Zeal

Terminally self-killed. Josh

Adminned at 25 Mar 2010 06:02:43 UTC

Add a new subrule to rule 2.2, entitled Liquid Zeal Distillery:

Cost: 5 Quicksilver, 4 Caffeine, 1 Gem    Power Requirement: 5
A Commoner who owns an invention that contains this part, and who also owns an invention that contains the Mark of the Demented Baron part, may spend 1 Quicksilver, 1 Caffeine and 1 Coal, and permanently reduce their Income by 1, in order to perform one of the weekly actions listed under rule 2.9.1 regardless of whether it has been previously performed that week.

The Sympathisers are small in number and limited in power, but boundless in zeal. It may rot the brain, but a rotten brain can be fearless in its prosecution of dreadful deeds.

(The idea that Hassan Sabbah’s Assassins were fuelled by hashish may or may not be apocryphal, but it certainly makes for a good story.)

Comments

Keba:

03-24-2010 11:26:57 UTC

for nice power, because it is not a Weekly Action

ais523:

03-24-2010 11:50:04 UTC

against I don’t see why this is limited to sympathisers; at the moment, sympathisers have pretty much every advantage in the rules (automatic spreading of counties, automatic re-invasion of Kent), and loyalists have none, apart from starting with more counties initially (and even then, the original proposal was timed to give the sympathisers a large bulkhead of counties just at the start, which would need immediate attention from the other players to counter it). At the moment, the deck’s heavily stacked in favour of active players becoming sympathisers because it’s just better, and inactive players remaining loyalists because they aren’t paying attention; I’m not sure is skewing it even further is a good idea.

Josh:

03-24-2010 11:53:40 UTC

@ais - Loyalists have one big advantage - for them, raising an army flips a county and all surrounding counties, while Sympathisers must flip counties one at a time. A well-placed Loyalist can cause havok behind Sympathiser lines.

Kevan:

03-24-2010 12:31:01 UTC

against This sounds like a useful tool for rich, Observatory-owning Sympathisers like yourself, who no longer care about Income. It’s of less interest to us Junkyard-dwelling workaday Loyalists.

Josh:

03-24-2010 12:40:12 UTC

@ Kevan - it sounds like you’re just scared of a fair fight. Mark my words, you will be first against the wall when the Demented Baron comes!

Klisz:

03-24-2010 14:35:24 UTC

for

Kevan:

03-24-2010 14:54:43 UTC

[Josh] If the Demented Baron is in the habit of clearly labelling his secret plans with his own crest, I don’t think we staunch Loyalists have too much to worry about.

Darknight:

03-25-2010 06:08:31 UTC

imperial

Put:

03-25-2010 11:49:32 UTC

against

Purplebeard:

03-25-2010 12:53:03 UTC

against

Josh:

03-25-2010 13:00:05 UTC

Alright, but given that Put just wiped out half of the invasion force in one go, there’s going to need to be some kind of ruleset rebalance otherwise this will be a very boring mechanic ^_^

against self-killed.