Proposal: Rationed word length
Self-killed - Devenger
Adminned at 18 May 2009 15:58:15 UTC
Add a new dynastic rule:
There is a statistic Comfort that applies to all non-Host Contestants, which is an integer with minimum value 1, defaulting to 10, that represents what the current quality of life of that Contestant is.
An invalid word, for any given non-Host Contestant, is a word that is longer in letters than that Contestant’s Comfort, which is not the name of any Contestant or the Host, and which is not defined by the rules; no words are invalid for the Host. Any blog post required or permitted by a dynastic rule is invalid and has no effect if it contains an invalid word for the Contestant who posted it, and the fact is pointed out in a comment to that post within 24 hours; however, even if the dynastic rules somehow require or permit a proposal or CFJ, this rule expressly has no effect on proposals nor on CFJs. Contestants should nevertheless attempt to avoid invalid words in their proposals; but nothing in particular happens if a proposal contains an invalid word.
You’ve had it easy so far in the bunker; but we’re going to start rationing things to see how you cope. So that’s rationed food, rationed hot water; we even wanted to ration oxygen but the lawyers wouldn’t let us.
Basically, the less you have to live on, the harder you’ll find it to put together a coherent sentence. 10 is easily enough to write more or less anything, but I imagine the value might quite possibly come down due to future rules, either voluntarily or due to a forced deduction. The way votes are looking at the moment, this is initially going to apply mostly to diary room posts. (I may try to voluntarily stay under some defined comfort level anyway, though.)