Proposal: Proposal: Blueprint: I thought a long time about this one
Timed out 9 votes to 3. Enacted by Kevan.
Adminned at 09 Mar 2010 12:02:15 UTC
Add a new subrule “Really Ingenious Design” to rule 2.2 (Inventions):
Cost: 5 Caffeine Power Requirement: -15
An Invention containing this Part cannot be created if the Commoner creating it has created another Invention in the preceding 3 weeks. This has no ongoing effect beyond its negative Power Requirement, except that if an Invention with a Really Ingenious Design would have a Power Requirement lower than 0, its Power Requirement is instead 0.
The power reduction may seem rather extreme, but it compensates for the extra Part and the need to add Caffeine; this is basically a way to make the inventions cap into a soft-cap (spending more time means you can fit more inventions below the Income limit). And what inventor could come up with a truly innovative design without thinking for ages and drinking lots of tea?