Reached quorum 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.
Adminned at 26 Apr 2010 10:40:57 UTC
Create a new dynastic rule, “Next Emperor Showdown”:
Each Voter has a Ballot, tracked in the GNDT; it defaults to blank (meaning no vote), and other legal values are “Spoil”, “Meta”, and the name of each Voter (other than the Returning Officer). Voters can change their own Ballot to any valid value at will.
At 13:37 UTC on Friday 30 April (which, for the purposes of BlogNomic, is known as “Christmas Day”), then the number of non-blank Ballots selecting each option are counted, and depending on which option is selected by the most non-blank Ballots, one of the following happens:
- if there is a tie in which option is selected by the most non-blank Ballots, or the option selected by the most Ballots is “Meta”, then all dynastic rules are repealed, “Voter” is changed to “Player” and “Returning Officer” is changed to “Emperor” throughout the ruleset, the paragraph “Alternatively, a dynasty may have no Emperor, in which case it is known as a Metadynasty,” is added after the first paragraph of rule 1.8 “Dynasties”, and a new Dynasty starts with no Returning Officer/Emperor;
- if the option selected by the most non-blank Ballots is the name of a Voter (rather than “Spoil” or “Meta”), then that Voter may (at any subsequent time this dynasty) achieve victory;
- if the option selected by the most non-blank Ballots is “Spoil”, this rule is repealed.
Perhaps the shortest deadline for a win-at-deadline rule ever. (Not counting Josh’s latest dynasty…) Yes, I have a vote too; I’m not sure whether I’ll use it yet. And I like the idea of spoilt ballots actually doing something (i.e. invalidating the vote), rather than just being ignored; barring some amazing dynastic gameplay coming out of nowhere, though, that option will likely be ignored.