Proposal: Threatening Monsters, Take Two
Reaches Quorum (7-0)
Enacted by Hix
Adminned at 03 Sep 2007 15:07:58 UTC
If the Proposal: “One wing wasn’t even enough” passed, repeal the sub-rule it created.
Add the following sub-rule to Rule 2.1, entitled Attributes:
On each monster e helps to create, each Kaiju God may select a single physical feature suggested by their 500 x 250 pixel section. These three physical attributes will be listed on that Monster’s wiki page. Each attribute is a combination of one, two, or three words describing that attribute, all in lower case.
Each attribute has a value, known as its threat rating. An attribute’s initial threat rating is derived by putting each word of the attribute individually into Google and adding the number of results for each. A Monster’s initial overall threat rating is the sum of the threat rating for each of its attributes.
Tokyo may remove or replace any attribute that e thinks is unfair, inaccurate, unjustified or misleading. Alternatively, such attributes may be challenged by a Call for Judgment.
I personally think that ‘radioactive green tentacles’ would be perceived by the army to be a much larger threat than just plain old ‘tentacles’. Also, that would level the playing field a bit in all directions—certainly, a ‘green’ monster might garner a 463 million point threat level, if for no other virtue than its being a green monster. But a power player (even one playing for low points rather than high) would have less of a reason to either choose or disavow the ‘radioactive green tentacles’ based only on its points (which by the previous rule would only be 103 thousand points).
Besides, with the previous rule, I had this vision of people running in fear of a green monster, but laughing at loud at a similar monster with radioactive green tentacles, and I can’t imagine any Kaiju God would stand for that, considering the work and long hours they put into creating the menace to begin with.
Also, I thought about tying the current rating to Google, but though it’s a creative way to derive an initial value, Google won’t properly reflect the gamestate. An individual monster, after ravaging half of the island, would probably be considered a higher threat than a new monster, even if they both have ‘silly shark teeth’. Therefore, I think a monster’s current threat level should probably change over time, according to in-game actions by the monster, army, or other Kaiju Gods.