On Completing Good Deeds
Some things about completing the Steps of Good Deeds:
The only ways that each Step can be “accomplished” are enumerated in the Ruleset. These ways fall under 2 categories:
1. Specifically defined: Written out directly in a Rule, such as: “A Bill Murray can â€œFind the Whalesâ€ by spending 4 Icicles.”
2. When all the terms in a Step are defined in the Ruleset in such a way that they can be “accomplished” in the normal English sense.
While it may seem that you have completed a step in another way, unless it conforms to one (or more) of these 2 methods, it hasn’t actually been accomplished in a real Gamestate method; otherwise, there would be all sorts of shades of meaning as to whether something had been “accomplished.” cf. “edible” back in arth’s Dynasty.
It is necessary for me to say this because Bucky has tried to claim that he completed the first 3 Steps of the Good Deed “Writing the History.” Technically, he has not, since things like “History” and “Empty Section” are not defined by our Ruleset. Since I doubt anyone would deny that he has done these things in the past, I would suggest Bucky Propose that he has completed these Steps already; or, otherwise, Propose a Rule that will define the missing terms in that Step.
Outside that, the idea was really to add more to the History (i.e. something you’re just doing now), although I would hardly be offended if your Rules allow Steps to be “accomplished” retroactively. But when you are adding Steps, keep in mind that unless all terms in a Step are defined by the Ruleset, then a new Rule needs to be Proposed and passed in order for those Steps to ever be accomplished by anyone.