Monday, October 04, 2010

Proposal: I Saw You

Self-killed. —Brendan

Adminned at 05 Oct 2010 21:59:24 UTC

Add the following before the last paragraph of the rule called “Berlin 1946.”

As a Daily Action, any Agent may move to another Location within their current Area, and must truthfully update their own Last Known Location field in the GNDT to reflect this.  They must then Telephone the D-Ops to inform them of their new Location.

As a Daily Action, any Agent may truthfully update their own Last Known Location field in the GNDT to their current Location, and then move to another Location within their current Sector.  They must then Telephone the D-Ops to inform them of their new Location.

We should really be able to move more than once a week, with some risk.  The trick is knowing whether you just saw someone coming or going.

Comments

Ienpw III:

10-05-2010 00:08:55 UTC

against per grind and per required update to the “Last Known Location”

Bucky:

10-05-2010 04:58:53 UTC

against

Brendan:

10-05-2010 05:22:32 UTC

Can you elaborate, Ienpw?

Purplebeard:

10-05-2010 07:56:42 UTC

against I might be in favour of a second weekly move with some added risk, but this would increase the movement speed fifteenfold.

lilomar:

10-05-2010 07:58:04 UTC

against
Per Purplebeard.

Josh:

10-05-2010 09:24:10 UTC

At the moment there’s no reason to move, and in an ideal world there would be great disincentives to do so. Just because something’s a daily action doesn’t mean we have to construct rules that make it desirable to move daily. for

Kevan:

10-05-2010 09:45:37 UTC

There is a reason to move; you can scan a District for the Codenames of same-Allegiance Agents, after every move. I think the location giveaway is enough of a disincentive to make this an interesting choice, though. It’s certainly not the worst-case grind of “perform a purely beneficial no-brainer action for free every day, to stay in the race”.

for

Kevan:

10-05-2010 11:44:17 UTC

against Actually, CoV. The fact these are two separate actions means that you can move from District A to B (posting B to the GNDT), telephone to request a contact, then move from B to C (posting B to the GNDT again), all in the space of a few minutes, and leaving behind no useful information about your current or previous location.

Brendan:

10-05-2010 14:38:42 UTC

Preferable to make this a single either/or Daily Action, then?

Brendan:

10-05-2010 14:40:21 UTC

(There is SOME useful information to be had in Kevan’s scenario:  even if you pull the move-scan-move thing, your second move is restricted to within a single Sector.  You can’t cross the Wall with these methods at all.)

Roujo:

10-05-2010 16:41:00 UTC

Still… It’s a bit overpowered from my point of view.  against

Thane Q:

10-05-2010 18:09:26 UTC

against

Brendan:

10-05-2010 19:35:15 UTC

against I’ll repropose.

Ienpw III:

10-05-2010 19:54:02 UTC

Brendan: I don’t like that the moving person *has* to update their Last Known Location