Tuesday, September 26, 2023

It was worth a shot

Idling myself.  BlogNomic is now Dormant.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Proposal: Nomich plus Nomic

Add the following text to the end of the rule “Nomich”:

Unlike the other games, Nomich’s resolution procedure changes over time. After each match of Nomich that did not end in a Draw, the Bookie can and should secretly add one sentence to the procedure for scoring a Nomich play.

Proposal: Let Josh Have His Fun

Add subrule called “Highlights” to the rule “Sports Resolution” and give it the following text:

A Results Post may include a sequence of Highlights for each of its Sporting Events, which are embellished but not deliberately misleading descriptions of occurrences during the Sporting Event’s resolution procedure.

Proposal: Fine Print

In “Accusations”, after “If it is true, the Accused Punter is fined 20 Readies for tampering with a sporting fixture” add:-

; if the Accused Punter gained any Readies from Cashed Bets on that Event, they are also fined that amount of Readies

A punter caught successfully tampering with the outcome of an event should probably also forfeit their winnings from it.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Story Post: Results Post 24 September

On 23rd September Bandersnatch Hall played Gothmog Hall at Nomich. Bandersnatch Hall drew 8H, QH, JC, 10C, JS, AH, 3C. Gothmog Hall drew JH, 7S, KC, 7H, 10H, 6H, QD. Gothmog Hall won with the final score 60-74.

On 24th September Di Fieri played Scaletti at Giolitti. Di Fieri’s Pocket contained 8, 6, 12, 0, 10 4, 2. Scaletti’s Pocket contained 13, 1, 5, 3, 11, 9, 7. The Grand Canal was Devil. With the final score 42-49, Di Fieri won due to the Devil.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Proposal: Private Eyes

Timed out 1-3 with 1 DEF. Failed by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 25 Sep 2023 21:26:36 UTC

Add a new subrule to “Meddling” called “Private Security”. Give it the following text:

A Punter may contribute up to 20 Readies to an upcoming Sporting Event’s Security, provided that this amount does not exceed the amount of Readies they have, by privately notifying the Bookie of their intent to do so.

If at least one Ready has been contributed to a Sporting Event’s Security, and any Meddlings were planned for that Sporting Event, the Results Post for that Event shall mention that tampering was detected and Bookie shall privately notify each Punter who contributed a Ready of the target of a secretly randomly chosen Meddling planned on that Event.

If the number of total Readies that have been contributed to a Sporting Event’s Security equal or exceed ten times the number of planned Meddlings (including duplicates of the same Meddling planned by different Punters), and at least one such Meddling is planned, those Meddlings are all ineffective and the Results Post for that Event shall mention how many Meddlings were prevented. Whenever Meddlings are prevented this way, each Punter who contributed to the Sporting Event’s Security and did not plan one of those Meddlings loses Readies equal to their contribution. If the Sporting Event occurs and no Meddlings are prevented, each Punter who contributed to the Sporting Event’s Security loses a single Ready.

Proposal: Giving the Slip

Timed out 4-0 with 1 DEF. Enacted by JonathanDark

Adminned at 25 Sep 2023 13:07:45 UTC

Remove the paragraph beginning “Whenever a Punter places a Bet with Stakes 10 or greater, they must” from the rule “Odds”.

Remove “Whenever a Punter places a Bet they must update Odds as described in the rule Odds.” from the rule “Betting”.

In “Betting”, replace “At any time, a Punter may place a Bet on any Sporting Event that they have not previously placed a Bet on. Bets placed are publicly tracked and must have the following elements:” with:-

At any time, a Punter may place a Bet on any Sporting Event that they have not previously placed a Bet on by privately announcing this to the Bookie. Bets placed are privately tracked by the Bookie and must have the following elements:

In “Sports Resolution”, after “and summarising all random choices that were made as part of determining those events’ results (excluding Meddlings).”, add:-

It should also state how many Readies each Punter won (if any) from each of those Events.

Given that we’re already in the zone of players trying to place bets in the very final few seconds of a days-long time period, maybe the casting of bets should just be private, but outcomes still public.

Proposal: Mary’s Toaster

Timed out 2 votes to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Sep 2023 10:29:12 UTC

Add a Meddling to Boxing:-

* Meddling (Dive): The Participant loses the Match (unless both Participants were Meddled to Dive, in which case the Match is a Draw).

Proposal: Tote Exacta

Timed out 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Sep 2023 10:27:20 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule to the ruleset called A Good Day At The Races, with the following text:

No Sporting Events may be scheduled to take place on or after Saturday 14th of October 2023.

If it is, or is after, Saturday 14th of October 2023 then the Bookie should, at their first opportunity, make a post disclosing the Readies available to each Punter. At that time, the single Punter with the highest number of Readies has achieved Victory. If at that point there is no single Punter who has the highest number of Readies then the tied Punter who most recently placed a winning Bet has achieved Victory.

In the rule Form Sheet, change “If at any point the Form Sheet does not show at least one Sporting Event per day for the next seven days then the Bookie may randomly select a Sporting Event, its Participants (using a Participant Selection method) and its Odds, for each upcoming day without a Sporting Event and add them to the list, until there are Sporting Events scheduled for the following ten days” to read:

If at any point the Form Sheet does not show at least one Sporting Event per day up until 13th October 2023 then the Bookie may randomly select a Sporting Event, its Participants (using a Participant Selection method) and its Odds, for each upcoming day without a Sporting Event and add them to the list, until there are Sporting Events scheduled until 13th October 2023.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Proposal: My Kingdom for a Space

Reached Quorum 4-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 24 Sep 2023 05:34:53 UTC

In the Betting Shop, replace all gamestate instances of “DiFieri” with “Di Fieri”. If any dynastic actions were taken using the gamestate value “DiFieri”, treat those as having been taken using the value “Di Fieri”.

There’s rules about punctuation in the ruleset, but it’s less clear when it comes to gamestate and whether a value like “DiFieri” can automatically be treated as equivalent to “Di Fieri”.

Story Post: Results Post 22 September

On 21st September, Gothmog Hall played Ichneumon Hall at Nomich. The hands dealt were as follows: Gothmog 2C, 5C, 8D, 8C, 6D, KS, KH; Ichneumon JC, 7C, 2H, 8S, AC, 5H, 3D. Gothmog won with a score of 55 to 45.

On 22nd September, Micheli played Paparoni at Giolitti. Micheli’s Pocket was 0, 4, 11, 12, 7, 9, 13. Paparoni’s Pocket was 1, 2, 3, 8, 5, 6, 10. The Grand Canal was Impostor. The score was 56 - 35 and Micheli won.

Proposal: What’s Past is Prologue

Reached Quorum 5-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 24 Sep 2023 05:32:10 UTC

In the rule “The Gamblers”, in the subrule “Betting”, replace the text “that has not yet occurred”, with this text:

in which the Bet was placed before the Sporting Event had occurred


Currently, the rule for Betting does not prohibit placing a Bet on a Sporting Event that has already occurred. And, since the wording for Cash all Bets does not state to do it only once after a Sporting Event has occurred, I believe I can call for Cash all Bets to be performed on it with my current Bet. Since I spotted the scam, I’d prefer to be the only Punter to be able to take advantage of it before it is fixed.

Kevan pointed out the rule that prevents this from happening, so instead I’ll fix the issue pointed out by Bucky.

Proposal: No-one is buying a ticket to see Burt punch Alice

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 Sep 2023 09:46:54 UTC

In the ruleset and gamestate, rename the Boxing Participants as follows:

Bob to Roberto “Silver Phantom” Calderon
Tom to Wild Man Danny Bannister
Alice to Alicia “Thunder City Cobra” Woo
Burt to Rebekka “The Sandman” Dante

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Story Post: Results Post 20 September

On 19 September The Killing Joke won against Credit Score F at Blogbot, 15 to 11. No random selections were made.

On 20 September Di Fieri and Scaletti drew at Giolitti, 39 to 39. The Grand Canal was Star.

This boring results post was brought to you by Bucky, who would prefer the role of Emperor be as soul-crushingly tedious as possible

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Failed to Place

Pokes idles out after seven days without a post or comment. Quorum drops to 3.

Call for Judgment: Upcoming is not retroactive

Enacts 4-0 with quorum in favor. -Bucky

Adminned at 19 Sep 2023 18:15:37 UTC

The proposal Yellow Card, enacted with timestamp “19 Sep 2023 13:59:18 UTC”, had the following provision:

Remove all upcoming Soccer, Estate Agent Wrestling and Blogbots matches from the Form Sheet. Remove all Bets on those matches.

The enacting admin, using this provision, removed a Blogbots match scheduled for September 19 as well as the bet on it. However, per the rule Sports Resolution, “A day’s sporting events all take place on that day at exactly noon UTC”, or roughly two hours earlier. Therefore, the Blogbots match wasn’t upcoming, it had already happened and therefore should not have been removed.

Revert the removal by proposal of the Blogbots match on September 19, and the removal of the bet placed on that match.

Proposal: Closing the Box

Timed out with more votes FOR than AGAINST, 2-1 with 2 DEFs. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 21 Sep 2023 22:11:55 UTC

In the rule Sports Resolution, rewrite the first sentence to read:

The Bookie may generate the resolution, using their Resolution Method for that sport, to any Sporting Event in advance of the time at which it takes place.

Rewrite the rule Sporting Events to read as follows:

The Sports that can occur as part of a Sporting Event are as follows:
* Nomich
* ClingBoom
* Giolitti
* Blogbots
* Boxing
Each Sport has public elements and secret elements. The public elements that make up each Sport are detailed in subrules to this rule. The subrules to this rule also specify which secret elements are tracked. Secret elements to a sport are kept privately by the Bookie.

As a minimum, a Sport should have the following public elements: a list of potential Participants, a number of Required Participants for a Sporting Event, and a list of Potential Outcomes. A Sport should also have a method of resolution as a secret element, which the Bookie should set once before the first time a Sporting Event involving that Sport is resolved, and then only amend as directed by the ruleset.

Sport Participants may have qualities, which are usually specific to and defined by the respective Sport. When a quality is secret, it is privately tracked by the Bookie. When a quality is public, it is publicly tracked. Whenever a Participant exists who does not have a value for quality required by a Sport for which they are a Potential Participant, then the Bookie should (and must, before resolving any Sporting Event in which that Participant is a Participant), at their first opportunity, generate that quality by any mechanism defined for that quality, or by generating a random legal value if no other mechanism is defined.

Each Participant in each Sport has a public value for Track Record. To initialise a Participant’s Track Record, the Bookie should generate 10 dummy Sporting Events that involve that Participant, and set their Track Record to the number of times in that 10 Sporting Event streak they won. Thereafter, each Participant’s Track Record is increased by 1 every time they win a Sporting Event.

Repeal the subrules Soccer, Bloggsball, and Estate Agent Wrestling. Remove any upcoming Sporting Events that utilise any of these as a Sport. Remove any Bets for any Sporting Events thus removed.

In each of the remaining subrules to the rule Sporting Events, replace the Method of Resolution with the following:

Secret Element: Method of Resolution.

Proposal: Meddling Quids

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 Sep 2023 08:10:47 UTC

Remove “For each Meddling that is planned for an Event, the Punter who performed it loses 10 Readies at the start of that Event.” from “Sports Resolution”.

In “Meddling”, replace “A Punter who has at least 10 Readies may plan a Sport’s Meddling” with:-

A Punter may plan a Sport’s Meddling

Add a subrule to “Meddling” called “Accusations”:-

A Punter may Accuse another Punter of having Meddled with a specific Participant in a single, specific Sporting Event which has taken place on an earlier day, by making a blog post to that effect. This is known as an Accusation Post.

If an Accusation Post exists which hasn’t been Investigated, and which does not repeat the accused Punter, Participant and Event of an earlier Accusation Post, the Bookie should Investigate it by saying in a comment on that post whether the Accusation is true:

* If it is true, the Accused Punter is fined 20 Readies for tampering with a sporting fixture
* If it is not true, the Accusing Punter is fined 10 Readies for wasting the Bookie’s time

(When a Punter is fined an amount of Readies, they lose that amount.)

Changing Meddling from a cost up front to a fine if caught.