Thursday, February 08, 2007

Proposal: Front Page Material

self-killed
Failed by Hix

Adminned at 09 Feb 2007 13:50:53 UTC

Following the list of Gossip Stories in Rule 2.3, the following shall be added:

Any effects incurred by a Gossip Story on an Actor shall be amplified by an Amplification Quotient, when possible. This Quotient shall equal the square root of the Fame of the Actor rounded to the nearest integer, unless the Actor in question’s Fame is equal to zero, in which case the Quotient shall equal 1.

This is to represent the fact that more famous actors are affected more by gossip than less famous actors. The “when possible” in the first sentence is intended to exempt effects that cannot be mathmatically multiplied.

Comments

snowballinhell7001:

02-08-2007 20:59:48 UTC

Fame-AQ
10-3
9-3
8-3
7-3
6-2
5-2
4-2
3-2
2-1
1-1
0-1

Angry Grasshopper:

02-08-2007 21:08:57 UTC

for

Shiny.

Cosmologicon:

02-08-2007 21:12:46 UTC

imperial

Amnistar:

02-08-2007 21:28:22 UTC

for

Hix:

02-08-2007 21:36:14 UTC

Any effects incurred by a Gossip Story, eh?  I’m worried that will be too vague.  I think that authors of Proposals introducing such effects can decide to what extent Fame matters. against

spikebrennan:

02-08-2007 21:38:48 UTC

like hix against

Kevan:

02-08-2007 21:39:51 UTC

against We should define some effects incurred by a gossip story, first. (And what does “amplified” mean, anyway? Multiplied? Added?)

ChinDoGu:

02-08-2007 21:41:42 UTC

against

Angry Grasshopper:

02-08-2007 21:42:08 UTC

Mmm, now that Kevan points it out, ‘amplified’ isn’t really well-defined either. What operation did you mean, Snowballinhell7001?

snowballinhell7001:

02-08-2007 21:43:54 UTC

Multiplication…

snowballinhell7001:

02-08-2007 21:52:11 UTC

Multiplication…

alethiophile:

02-08-2007 22:19:12 UTC

against Too vague, though it’s a good idea.

snowballinhell7001:

02-08-2007 22:36:11 UTC

If I had intended addition I would have said “augmented” instead of “amplified.”

viewtyjoe:

02-09-2007 03:18:18 UTC

imperial

Excalabur:

02-09-2007 06:54:36 UTC

i agree with the mapping ‘amplified
|-> multiplication’.

for

Josh:

02-09-2007 09:29:23 UTC

I think that the use of amplified is clear enough.  for

Kevan:

02-09-2007 10:49:39 UTC

It’s a fair enough mapping, but I don’t think it’s obvious enough that every single present and future player will read the same interpretation of it.

ChinDoGu:

02-09-2007 10:52:25 UTC

I’m sorry, but in my opinion we shouldn’t have to look at something and say does he man x or y.  If we have to something is undefined.  Amplified could mean to the power of for all I know.  If your going to play with numbers you need to define your teams or use terms with commonly accepted definitions.

ChronosPhaenon:

02-09-2007 12:44:02 UTC

against

snowballinhell7001:

02-09-2007 15:01:50 UTC

SK:  against
I’ll repropose as soon as I am able (i.e. When Gender Un-neutral Gossip can be failed).

spikebrennan:

02-09-2007 16:30:50 UTC

against
Also, as you’ve demonstrated in your initial comment above, the list of possible mathematic effects is limited.  So I’d suggest simply including the Fame-AQ table as part of the proposed Rule, rather than talk about square roots and rounding.