Saturday, July 04, 2020


I want to join

The game that’s going on.

And I apologise if I voted for stuff before being registered

Proposal: Swish Switch Bish

Add a new role to the ruleset, called Switch Supremacy:

No Gambler my post an ascension address.

There exists a trial game of BlogNomic, which is found at This rule of the BlogNomic ruleset has precise over any rule in the trial game’s ruleset; in all other instances the trial game’s own ruleset has priority over the trial game’s gamestate.

Proposals made at may affect the trial game as if the trial game were part of the gamestate governed by this ruleset. In no other way is the trial game considered to be gamestate for the proposes of this ruleset, other than those outlined in this rule.

BlogNomic may be in a state of Switch. BlogNomic is currently not in a state of Switch. If a gambler has successfully achieved victory in this game and a Designer has successfully achieved victory in the trial game then BlogNomic has entered a state of Switch, and any admin may undertake the following atomic action:

  • Take all instances of BlogNomic out of hiatus.

  • Use a text comparison tool to elicit the differences between the non-dynastic sections of each of the main and trial rulesets.

  • Make a proposal on the main blog at for each difference, proposing that this ruleset adopt the version in the trial ruleset, omitting any difference that amounts to a change in dynasty-specific terminology

I don’t know what happens after that yet… But I hope that this is a starting point that we can tinker with.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Proposal: 36462 majority

Create a new Segment, not on the Wheel, with a name of “Majority” and a Payout of “Gain points equal to quorum, if a quorum of Gamblers have Majority in their Wager”.

Proposal: Pachinko Prizes

To the rule “Winner Medallions”, add:-

A Gambler may pay 30 Points to gain 1 Winner Medallion.

Cashing Out

Add the following rule:

A Gambler may successfully Declare Victory if they have 3 or more Winner’s Medallions.

Some people want the game to be over, while almost nobody wants to go on hiatus or just end it, so… a Victory condition.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Proposal: The Chips Are Down

Fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 1 vote to 6 by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Jul 2020 14:25:34 UTC

Enact a new rule, “No More Bets”:-

BlogNomic is on Hiatus.

A proposal on Monday to make it possible to win any further rounds of this game timed out and failed, with no counter-proposals. Of the four proposals made in the past week, three were from me and one was requesting adminship in the Wordpress game.

Have people given up on this metadynasty in favour of the Wordpress one? (I appreciate that Pokes is keen to lock in the status quo while they have the most Plaques.)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Proposal: Praetor

Timed out 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Jul 2020 14:24:02 UTC

Make the Individual named Publius Scribonius Scholasticus an admin.

I’d like to be able to explore some of the new features of Wordpress and generally help around.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Proposal: Prime Time

Reaches quorum, 9-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 01 Jul 2020 12:19:33 UTC

Add a bullet to the list in “Wagers”, at the end:-

* Prime a random Spare Segment

Proposal: Always Read the Plaque

Times out at 2-3. Failed by pokes.

Adminned at 01 Jul 2020 12:18:08 UTC

In “Plaques”, replace “A Gambler whose Points are greater than the sum of all other Gamblers’ Points, and also greater than the number of Segments on the Wheel, is a High Roller.” with:-

A Gambler is a High Roller if they have more Points than every other Gambler, and more than fifty Points.

We removed deducting payments for Wagers a while ago, without changing the Plaque achievement condition. With scores as they stand, a player has to establish at least a 100-point lead over everyone else, to win a Plaque. This is practically impossible.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Proposal: Stake Out

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 29 Jun 2020 08:44:50 UTC

Reword the rule “High-Stakes Table” to:-

If a Gambler has at least one Plaque, has a single Segment in their Wager, and is Locked In, they may visit the High-Stakes Table. This is tracked by appending an exclamation mark immediately after their Wager.

A Gambler who is visiting the High-Stakes table may cease doing so at any time by removing the exclamation mark from after their Wager.

Add two new bullet points after the third in “Wagers”:-

* If any Gamblers are visiting the High-Stakes Table, select a random Segment that is not on the Wheel to be the Orphelin; then, if any Gambler has the Orphelin in their Wager, give each such Gambler 1 Winner Medallion (excluding those who have no Plaques), and apply the Global Effect of the Orphelin. Then remove 1 Plaque from each Gambler who has at least one Plaque and is visiting the High-Stakes Table.

Swapping the High-Stakes rule for a simple gamble on the Spare Segments.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Duplicate Names

I enacted the previous proposal before realising that creating two segments called “Figure” directly contradicts the existing rule that “no two Segments may have the same Name”. Nobody caught this during voting.

How should we handle this? Does “If the Admin enacting a Proposal reaches a step which cannot be applied immediately” kick in, given that it was a step that told me to create six Segments, two of which were illegal at that time? If so, what does the High-Stakes table (“a second, 6-Segment Wheel”) default to containing?