Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sticky Post: Halls and Generators

An O-block of:

Corridor, Corridor, Power, Power

With Great Power comes Great Electricity

Friday, June 14, 2019

Proposal: Key Words [Appendix]

In the Appendix, amend the first paragraph of “Keywords” to read:

A keyword is a word used in a way such that it names or refers to an entity, idea, or action useable by the Ruleset to represent or alter the Gamestate. A keyword defined by a rule supersedes the normal English usage of the word. Furthermore, a keyword defined in the Glossary supersedes that defined by a rule. (eg. A rule specifying “bananas are blue” cannot be overruled by posting a dictionary definition or a photo of a banana, and a rule specifying “every day is Sunday” will be overruled by the Glossary entry below.)

Create a subrule of “Keywords” called “Glossary,” and move the list of keywords to that subrule.

Add a word to the Glossary, whose entry shall read as follows:

;Define
:To attach meaning to a word or phrase such that it can interact with the Gamestate.

I’ve been thinking about how to clean up some things in the Laundry List, and I think I have a good solution for the Keywords item.

Edit: taking a second look at the proposed Glossary item for “define,” I’m not entirely sure I like it. I’m open to suggestions.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Story Post: HazMat Research

“Caret periculo qui etiam tutus cavet.” -Syrus, Maxims

An L-Block composed of Research, Corridor, Corridor, Dock.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Proposal: Urban Development

Fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 2-3 by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Jun 2019 10:05:06 UTC

Add to the rule “Civil Titles”:

“Metropolis” is a Civil Title applied to the Site with the highest number of Modules

Proposal: Borg Chic

Reached quorum 3 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Jun 2019 09:46:17 UTC

To “Civil Titles”, add:-

* “The Cube” is a Civil Title applied to the Site with the largest-area rectangle shape of non-empty squares (irrespective of the squares outside of that rectangle)

Proposal: Safety Valve 1.1

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Jun 2019 19:07:15 UTC

In the rule “Thermostat”, replace:

Increasing the Monitored Architect’s Temperature by 5 for every Power Module

with

Increasing the Monitored Architect’s Temperature by 5 for every Power Module, including the first

Altered as per the comments on Safety Valve.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Proposal: Safety Valve

Fewer than a quorum voting against. Failed 1-3 by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Jun 2019 11:54:31 UTC

In the rule “Thermostat”, replace:

Increasing the Monitored Architect’s Temperature by 5 for every Power Module

with

Increasing the Monitored Architect’s Temperature by 5 for every additional Power Module beyond the first

With the current wording, a Site with one Power module has its temperature set to 20, then immediately increased to 25. With this edit, the temperature would only increase for every additional Power module after the first.

Proposal: Civil Liberties

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Jun 2019 21:15:04 UTC

In “Civil Titles”, replace “If a particular Civil Title applies to an Architect’s Site” with:-

If a particular Civil Title applied only to a single Architect’s Site at the time that the previous Drop Post was closed

Following on from Civil Engineering, removing the main race condition. There’s still an issue in the endgame where someone can close the last Drop and DoV before any rivals can claim Titles, should any have changed hands, but we can address that later. It’d be good to agree right now how we actually want Civil Titles to work - should (as is the case now) tied players effectively share them, or should ties be avoided?

Monday, June 10, 2019

Drop Post: Unsafe Quarters

If you know the right people, you can get the block inspectors to approve anything you want.

An L block of: Research, Quarters, Power, Corridor.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Proposal: Moonbase Alpha [Appendix]

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 09 Jun 2019 15:43:42 UTC

Set “Dynastic Distance” to Inactive.

Set the Supervisor’s Site to:-

. . . . . . .
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . .
. . Q + P . .
. . . H . . .
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . .

Maybe I should join in, if the player count is dropping and there’s no hidden information this dynasty.

Inubiquity

ubq323 idles out after a week’s inactivity. Quorum drops to 3.