Times out and failed, 6 against, 4 for, 7 unresolved def. Josh
Adminned at 21 Dec 2009 09:42:44 UTC
Add a new section under “Wish Fulfillment” called “Meta-wishes” that reads:
The Djinn has a certain number of meta-wishes (tracked in the “Wishes” column of the GNDT), which if undefined will be initially set to 1. To make a meta-wish, the Djinn must private message both the Sultan and the Grand Vizier a message with the title: “I meta-wish for:” with the desired meta-wish as the text of the message. The Sultan and the Grand Vizier must both be occupied by playing Adventurers, otherwise no meta-wish can be made. If both the Sultan and the Grand Vizier grant the meta-wish, the Djinn is then allowed to perform the required tasks himself, and his number of remaining meta-wishes is decreased by one. The Sultan and Grand Vizier grant the wish by privately messaging the Djinn a message with the title: “Your meta-wish is granted in part.” The meta-wish may only consist of the following:
*A meta-wish to allow the Djinn to do undo a game action not covered in the core rules which was performed less than 24 hour ago.
*A meta-wish to allow the Djinn to change an Adventurer’s power to any legal value.
*A meta-wish to allow the Djinn to allow an Adventurer to perform a daily or weekly action an additional time in a single day/week.
(The same restrictions apply to these three meta-wishes as if it was a normal wish of the same type.)
*A meta-wish to allow the Djinn to directly alter an Adventurer’s corruption.
*A meta-wish to allow the Djinn to ignore a wish that he normally would be required to grant. The full text of the wish in question must be given in the meta-wish.
*A meta-wish to allow the Djinn to grant a two-part wish. The full text of the wish in question must be given in the meta-wish.
No other meta-wishes can be made.
The Sultan and Grand Vizier are free to grant or deny a meta-wish at their own discretion, and granting a wish will not alter their game-state directly (it could if that is what the meta-wish asks for, but there is no cost in granting a meta-wish for the Sultan or Grand Vizier).
The meta-wish is not granted until both the Sultan and the Grand Vizier have granted their part of it.
If the Djinn releases himself from a lamp, or is released by something that is not an Adventurer, he receives one more meta-wish.
I first read about nomics in Douglas Hofstadter’s book Gödel, Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. In the book, there is a dialogue about a system of Djinni called GOD (for GOD Over Djinn) and the lowest Djinn can grant wishes, but can also request meta-wishes from GOD. So I thought it would be appropriate to make some reference to that here.