Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Proposal: I’m Frontpage News

Self-killed. Josh

Adminned at 15 Feb 2007 19:16:37 UTC

If the Proposal titled “Leading Roles (might) Make you Famous v2” fails this proposal has no effect.

Replace 2.3 Gossip with:

Each Actor may be the subject of up to two “Gossip Stories”, summarised as adjective-phrases in the “Gossip” field of the GNDT, and separated by an “and” if there are two of them. Whenever an Actor becomes the subject of a new Gossip Story, it is added to the end of the list; if this would result in three Gossip Stories for a single Actor, the first is forgotten, and deleted.  The Actor is considered to be under the effect of the First story listed in eir Gossip Column.

Available Gossip Stories, and their effects are:-
* Glory Hound: An Actor under this story cannot be in the same Location as an Actor with more Fame than em.  If ey are, then ey must change locations immediatly, if able, otherwise ey must change locations at the soonest possible time.  If an Actor under this story cannot be in a location where ey have the highest Fame, the Fame ey gain at an After Party is halved.  An Actor under this story posting a Press Conference will always have an After Party, whether or not a gossip story is created.

* Drunk: An Actor under this story must wait an extra day before adding a Film to eir Filmography.  An Actor under this story cannot be the subject of Jealousy.

* Alcoholic: An Actor under this story does not count as a Guest at an After Party.  If an Actor under this story is a Host to an After Party, ey and all Guests gain double Fame.

* Philandering: Whenever an Actor under this story is a Host or a Guest at an After Party, all Fame at that party is halved (rounded down).

* Sex-addicted: When an Actor under this story is a Guest at an After Party ey do not count as a Guest for the purposes of determining Fame.  An Actor under this story gains only 1 point of Fame at an After Party, regardless of the Fame of the Host.

* Right-wing: An Actor under this story adding a Film to eir Filmography ey must check to see if another Actor is under this story.  If so, the Film added must be a Film which another Actor under this Story has been in, and the Role must be the same as the Role as that Actor.  During an After Party hosted by an Actor under this story, every Guest at this party under this story counts twice for the purposes of determining Fame.

* Left-wing: An Actor under this story adding a Film to eir Filmography ey must check to see if another Actor is under this story.  If so, the Film added must be a Film which another Actor under this Story has been in, and the Role must be the same as the Role as that Actor. During an After Party hosted by an Actor under this story, every Guest at this party under this story counts twice for the purposes of determining Fame.

* Kleptomaniac: An Actor under this story that is a Guest at an After Party gains 1 extra Fame, and the Host of that Party gains 1 less fame (this can reduce/increase the fame beyond its maximum/minimum,).  An Actor under this story cannot take a Named Role.

* Paternity-suited: An Actor under this story does not count as a Guest at an After Party.  When an Actor under this story is a Host of an After Party, only ey gain Fame from that After Party, and no Guests gain Fame.

* Cult-worshipping: This story has no effect by itself, but it amplifies other stories.

* Divorced: An Actor under this story must change their Location to be the one with least number of other Actors.  If the Location with the least number of Actors changes, the Actor must change locations.  In the event of a tie, the Actor under this story can choose between Locations. An Actor under this story gains may occasionally move another Actor to a different location.

* Eccentric: An Actor under this story must roll ROLE DICE3 when adding a Film to eir Filmography.  On a roll of a 1 ey must add an Extra Role, On a 2 ey must add a Minor Role, and on a 3 ey must add a Major Role.  When an Actor under this story post a Press Conference ey never have an After Party, and instead gain 3 points of Fame.

I’m sure there are several problems with the proposal as is, because it is late, but I’m more interested to know if people like the idea, and what changes they’d like to see made.  So, let me know what would need to be changed if you want this be passed, or if you have alternative effects.  I tried to have each gossip story give you a benefit and a penalty.

Comments

ChronosPhaenon:

02-14-2007 10:14:42 UTC

against

The Actor is considered to be under the effect of the First story listed in eir Gossip Column.

Why not both?

Right and left wing have exactly the same text. Was that your intention?

* Cult-worshipping: This story has no effect by itself, but it amplifies other stories.

What does that mean?

Eccentric: An Actor under this story must roll ROLE DICE3 when adding a Film to eir Filmography.  On a roll of a 1 ey must add an Extra Role, On a 2 ey must add a Minor Role, and on a 3 ey must add a Major Role.  When an Actor under this story post a Press Conference ey never have an After Party, and instead gain 3 points of Fame.

What are Minor and Major roles? If thei are “Nth Minor” and “Named”, this breaks the balance of the filmography rule. (A “if otherwise able to” clause would be nice).

Least: This is not a reason to vote against, of course, but the singular subjective Spivak pronoun is “e” not “ey”.

Amnistar:

02-14-2007 13:28:18 UTC

“The Actor is considered to be under the effect of the First story listed in eir Gossip Column.

Why not both?”

-Mostly because I wasn’t sure how to deal with stories with rules that contradicted each other (Glory Hog and Divorced say..).

“Right and left wing have exactly the same text. Was that your intention?”

Well, they’re opposite, but similar.  I wanted them to have similar effects, and this was what I could come up with…

”  * Cult-worshipping: This story has no effect by itself, but it amplifies other stories.

What does that mean?”

Based on the idea that the ‘I want to Believe’proposal that may (or may not) garner support..and if it doesn’t pass then it’s possible to come up with an alternative.

”  Eccentric: An Actor under this story must roll ROLE DICE3 when adding a Film to eir Filmography.  On a roll of a 1 ey must add an Extra Role, On a 2 ey must add a Minor Role, and on a 3 ey must add a Major Role.  When an Actor under this story post a Press Conference ey never have an After Party, and instead gain 3 points of Fame.

What are Minor and Major roles? If thei are “Nth Minor” and “Named”, this breaks the balance of the filmography rule. (A “if otherwise able to” clause would be nice).”

The thought was for Minor to be Nth Minor and Major to be Name…mainly because I was trying to come up with ideas for all of them…

ChronosPhaenon:

02-14-2007 13:34:58 UTC

Use of undefined keywords (like Minor and Major) for already set concepts can lead to major loophole abuse.

Amnistar:

02-14-2007 14:43:26 UTC

yeah, that mas a misprint of mine and will have to be fixed.

viewtyjoe:

02-14-2007 17:48:05 UTC

against

Amnistar:

02-14-2007 19:10:29 UTC

yes viewtyjoe, thank you.  I realize the proposal will not pass.  In fact… against SK.

Now, if people reading this would let me know, like Chronos, things that need attention.

spikebrennan:

02-14-2007 20:12:18 UTC

against
Try posting proposals for effects of particular Gossip Stories one at a time, rather than all in one big post.