Monday, March 20, 2006

Draft proposal.

Change rule 2.10 to read:

Each Entity may suspect one Gostak of being up to no good - this is tracked as a GNDT field. 

A Gostak may change the Gostak e suspects, at any time, and may stop suspecting a Gostak at any time.

As long as a Gostak‘s stigma is more than any other Gostak‘s stigma, then The VIP suspects em of being up to no good.

As long as a Gostak‘s stigma is at least ten more than any other Gostak‘s stigma, then Elvis suspects em of being up to no good.

As long as a Gostak‘s stigma is more than all other Gostaks’  stigmas combined, then Lazy Joe suspects em of being up to no good.

As long as a Gostak‘s stigma is strictly less than all other Gostaksstigmas, then the Shiny Demon Lord suspects em of being up to no good.

The rest of the Shiny Demons are innately suspicious of everyone and thus do not count.

If a Gostak is suspected of being up to no good by three or more Entities, then the Suspected Gostak may not declare victory or otherwise become Ché-Háme-Háme.

My proposal slots are rather scarce at the moment, so I would like feedback on this before I propose.  This will give time for any loopholes to be sorted out.

Comments

Hix:

03-20-2006 01:56:11 UTC

Pretty good.  I suggest:

1) Allow a suspecting Gostak to stop suspecting (i.e. change eir suspecting Gostak to null).

2) Use “If a Gostak’s stigma is more than any other Gostak’s stigma, then The VIP suspects em of being up to no good; otherwise, The VIP does not suspect any Gostak of being up to no good.”  and similarly for Elvis, LJ, and the SDL.

2.5) Your apostrophes in both “Gostak’s” and “Gostaks’” seem to be backward, but maybe that’s considered correct in some regions, and I shouldn’t be picking on them.

3) Maybe italicize the comment about the regular Shiny Demons.  Wouldn’t want anyone to get strange ideas about every Gostak being suspected by every Shiny Demon.

Bucky:

03-20-2006 02:11:24 UTC

done, except for the ‘s.

Personman:

03-20-2006 04:05:26 UTC

Up to now, we don’t have a lot of triggered effects. That doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t work, but who is responsible for maintaining them? If no one updates the GNDT, and only two Gostaks are suspecting a third who ought to be suspected by a non-Gostak entity, and that third Gostak declares victory, what happens? I admit this is stupidly unlikely, but still, you should spell out who is responsible for updating non-Gostak Entity’s suspicions, and what happens if they don’t.

Also, italicize the whole Shiny Demon sentence. It does nothing anyway, and is just confusing.

Quazie:

03-20-2006 04:15:25 UTC

gostak’s aren’t entities are they?

Bucky:

03-20-2006 04:51:44 UTC

Quazie: although it is not stated outright, the wording of the following two quotes seem to imply that Gostaks are Entities.

“In addition to Gostaks, several other Entities also reside in the building”

“Only Entities who are not Gostaks may Abduct”

Hix:

03-20-2006 18:55:53 UTC

Personman: Whether the “triggered effect” has its own GNDT entry or not, it still happens immediately when the trigger condition is met.  In this case, for example, if someone forgets to update the GNDT to have Elvis suspect Gostak X, any game actions taken which rely on Elvis not suspecting Gostak X would be illegal.  Anyone who notices the error may (and should) correct it.