Proposal: We Need Compensation II-rc2
Timed out and failed, 4-6. Josh
Adminned at 14 Feb 2007 09:19:52 UTC
Replace the first paragraph of 2.1 Filmographies with
Each actor has a Filmography, which is stored in a wiki page called “Filmographies”. This is a list of the films that each Actor has starred in, and for each film:
* The year of that film
* The role that they played in the film
* The amount of Fame earned from the role
When adding a role to eir Filmography, an Actor shall calculate the fame e has earned for that role as specified in 2.4.1 “Role Values”.
Replace 2.4 Fame with
Every Actor has a Fame statistic, tracked in the GNDT. Fame is an unbounded non-negative integer. Actors start with a Fame of 0. An Actor’s Fame is the sum of the Fame earned from each of the roles in eir Filmography. At any time, an Actor may update the GNDT to reflect the current Fame value for any Actor.
2.4.1 Role Values
A role’s Fame value is determined solely at the time the role is added to an Actor’s Filmography, and cannot be changed except as explicitly stated by other rules.
* If the role is as an Extra, it is worth 1 Fame.
* If the role is as a Minor Character, it is worth 3 Fame.
* If the role is as a Named Character, and the Actor is not currently the subject of any Gossip stories, it is worth 5 Fame.
* If the role is as a Named Character, and the Actor is currently the subject of exactly one Gossip story, it is worth 3 + DICE5 Fame.
* If the role is as a Named Character, and the Actor is currently the subject of more than one Gossip story, it is worth 1 + 2DICE5 Fame.
Calculate Fame values (per 2.4.1) for all roles currently in the Filmographies.
Update all Actor’s Fame values on the GNDT.
Ok. I reduced the fame values to something more reasonable. The expected values for the gossip story cases are 6 and 7, respectively. Thus, having a gossip story is generally a good thing, but also more risky. The idea behind this is that fame is a measure of the value that an Actor adds to a movie simply by being in the credits, and publicity for an Actor can either help or hurt a movie. Also, a named role will never produce less fame than a minor role.
Addressing Hix’s comment on the previous iteration: The proposal that this would have conflicted with has failed, and similar proposals can still work, they just have to act on a role’s fame rather than an Actor’s total Fame. In the long run, its all about the movies, right?