Saturday, November 27, 2021

Proposal: The False Levellers

Divide all Souls’ Prominence by 3, rounding up. For each Soul that was a non-Idle Soul at 22:00:00 on Nov 26, 2021, add 2 to their Prominence.

If “Proposal: Scene-Setting” was not enacted, replace “Prominence” with “Contribution” in the above two sentences.

With only one exception (Lemon) this preserves everyone’s ordinal ranking while making the differences a bit less stark, which will hopefully lead to a smoother start to the dynasty…

Proposal: Woah Black Betty (Bam-a-pam)

Set the Contribution of all Souls (including Idle souls) that have a contribution to 0
Set the Prominence of all Souls (including Idle souls) that have a Prominence to 0

I don’t like this

Please idle me.

I don’t like it that I’m not allowed to talk about stuff with TyGuy6 or that the winners of the last dynasty get a bonus in this one.

Proposal: Casting

Create a new rule entitled “Alliances” as follows:

Each Soul may have an Alliance, which consists of the distinct names of no more than two other Souls; a Soul’s Alliance defaults to an empty set. A Soul may change their Alliance as a daily action. A Mortal Soul may not add the name of any Dark Soul to their Alliance, and a Dark Soul may not add the name of any Mortal Soul to their Alliance.

If a Soul has achieved victory in this dynasty, has posted a Declaration of Victory which has been enacted, and did not change their Alliance for at least the 48 hours immediately prior to the posting time of their Declaration of Victory: then that Soul may pass the mantle to a Soul who was named in their Alliance at the posting time of their Declaration of Victory.

The rule “No Collaborations” does not apply to communications between players who each have the other’s names in their Alliance, nor does the prohibition on deals in “Mantle Limitations” apply to players who have each other’s names in their Alliance.

Proposal: Scene-Setting

Replace the term “Contribution” with “Prominence” in the rule “Feudal Contract” and on the dynastic tracking wiki page. Set each Soul’s Prominence to the Contribution that Soul had on Friday, November 26, 2021, at 22:00:00 UTC. Set the Prominence of the Dark Lord to 197.

Create a new rule entitled “Mortality and Darkness” as follows:

Every Soul belongs to either the team Mortals or the team Darkness, by default belonging to the team Mortals; this is publicly tracked. The term “Mortal Soul” is synonymous with “Soul whose team is Mortals.” The term “Dark Soul” is synonymous with “Soul whose team is Darkness.”

Every Soul is either Seen or Unseen, defaulting to Unseen; this is publicly tracked as “Visibility.” If a Soul who is Unseen gains Prominence, that Soul becomes Seen.

If a Soul other than the Dark One is Seen and has zero Prominence, then any player may and should make that Soul Unseen, and when they do so, must simultaneously set that Soul’s team to Mortals (if that Soul was most recently a Dark Soul) or to Darkness (if that Soul was most recently a Mortal Soul).

Assign all Souls with greater than zero Prominence to the team Darkness, and make all such Souls Seen.

Create a new rule entitled “Dark Regard” as follows:

If there is one Mortal Soul whose Prominence is greater than that of each other Mortal Soul, that Soul is Bright.

There may be one Dark Soul who is Favored; this is privately tracked by the Dark One. The Dark One may change the Soul who is Favored at any time. The mantle may be passed between the Dark One and the Soul who is Favored, or vice versa, and the prohibition on deals between players in the rule “Mantle Limitations” does not apply to deals between the Dark One and the Soul who is Favored.

The special case rule “No Collaboration” does not apply to communications among Dark Souls or communications among Unseen Souls.

TLDR: we still have teams, but now all the Heels are more or less Ringwraiths. If you get knocked down from greater-than-0 to 0, you get kicked to the other team. I fully intend to be an unfair emperor who plays favorites.

Proposal: [Core] [Appendix] [Special Case] Official Discordance

Remove the Slack and Slack Channel entries from the appendix.

Replace the Discord Channel entry in the appendix with “A Discord Channel is any channel on the BlogNomic Discord in the BlogNomic Discussion category. All Souls who are in the Discord should have the ability to access all of these channels. To reference a Discord Channel, use a hash (#) followed by the name of that channel (e.g. #random).”

Replace the phrase “the #currentdynasty or #general channels of the BlogNomic Slack” with “Discord Channels”.

Replace all instances of “Slack” in the ruleset with “Discord”.

In addition, remove the text “The Dark One is always permitted to inform the Traitor of their role if the Special Case rule “The Traitor” is active.” from the ruleset.

This has been mooted for a while I think, but now that No Collaboration (which references the Slack) is active, it seems like time to commit to the change.

Ascension Address: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Blog

Mortal hands cannot be strong when the Dark One rises.

Sometimes an earthly prince meets with a great deal of difficulty to subdue rebels, who have found means to fortify themselves, and have made themselves strong by the numbers of their followers. But it is not so with the Dark One. There is no fortress that is any defense from the power of the Dark. Though hand join in hand, and vast multitudes of his enemies combine and associate themselves, they are easily broken in pieces.

They are as great heaps of light chaff before the whirlwind; or large quantities of dry stubble before devouring flames. You find it easy to tread on and crush a worm that you see crawling on the earth; so it is easy for you to cut or singe a slender thread that anything hangs by: thus easy is it for the Dark One, when he pleases, to cast his enemies down.

For seven times seven mortal dynasties he has lain waiting. For all these long years his rancor has burned as embers beneath ash. What are you that you should think to stand before him, at whose rebuke the earth trembles, and before whom the rocks are thrown down?

Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay.

In time their foot will slip,

for their day of disaster is near,

and their doom is coming quickly.

Replace the term “Eli Curf” with “Dark One” and the term “Realtor” with “Soul” throughout the Ruleset. Change the dynastic tracking page from “The Octagon” to a new page entitled “The Book of Souls” and then create that page.

Repeal all Dynastic Rules except “Mantle Limitations” and “Feudal Contract.”

Deactivate the Special Case Rules “Imperial Deferentials” and “Dynastic Distance.” Activate the Special Case Rules “No Collaboration” and “Malign Emperors.”

Metadynastic discussion

A thread for discussions of this dynasty, heel turns, wrestling, metadynasty tiebreakers, ten-day focused mini-dynasties, and whatever else comes up.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Declaration of Victory: I don’t want to die in here

Passes 10-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 26 Nov 2021 01:44:50 UTC

As per rule “Showdown” I have achieved Victory. (I am “the leader of the team with the most total Contribution.”)

Declaration of Victory: Snatched from Defeat

Unpopular after 12 hours, 2 votes to 7. Josh

Adminned at 25 Nov 2021 21:32:11 UTC

As per rule “Showdown” I have achieved Victory. (I am the leader of the team “with the most total Contribution”.)

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Proposal: No More Betrayal Clause

Vetoed by Brendan, as there is no longer a dynastic rule by this name.

Adminned at 26 Nov 2021 23:21:23 UTC

Change “Quorum Tiebreaker” to read:

While at least two teams have multiple members, the author of a Votable Matter cannot be considered to have voted FOR on that Votable Matter.

Simultaneously addressing the issue that is raised by https://blognomic.com/archive/drive_the_wedge, which would allow one incoming player to join team “Enhancement Talent” and negate the Tiebreaker.

Call for Judgment: Backsie to the Futuresie

Timed out, 4 votes to 5. Failed by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 26 Nov 2021 20:40:49 UTC

Uphold the Fighting actions attempted by the Realtor called Josh on 23/11/2021 as having been legally completed, then reduce that Realtor’s Contribution by DICE4 -1.

Per lemon’s comments on No Backsies; just splitting the difference so we can all move on. Only a few days left!

Proposal: Torch the Bridge

Enacted popular, 8-5. Josh

Adminned at 25 Nov 2021 09:09:09 UTC

Revert the Contribution changes made by any and all Duel actions which were performed since this Proposal was posted.

Increase by 1 the Contribution of every Wrestler who shares a team with the Heel (including the Heel).

For each non-Leader Realtor who is not a member of the same team as the Heel, and whose effective vote on this proposal is FOR: increase that Realtor’s Contribution by 4, then change their Team to the same Team as the Heel.

Double the Contribution of every Wrestler who shares a team with the Heel (including the Heel).

Call for Judgment: Putsy Backsies

Not Popular, 1 vote to 8. Josh

Adminned at 26 Nov 2021 09:02:23 UTC

Uphold the Fighting actions attempted by the Realtor called Josh on 23/11/2021 as having been legally completed, then reduce that Realtor’s Contribution by 4.

A version of No Backsies that removes the points Josh gained, to keep the game moving and legal. Josh is free to ask for points on whatever terms, at proposal speed (I’d be open to him simulating an informal reroll and then enacting its outcome).

Proposal: Drive the Wedge

Reached quorum 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Nov 2021 09:07:36 UTC

Reword the paragraph in the rule “Realtor Rumble” that begins “Whenever a Realtor becomes unidle for the first time in this dynasty…” as follows:

Whenever a Realtor becomes unidle for the first time in this dynasty, their team is set to Enhancement Talent, which is a team that has no Leader; Realtors on that team are always Inactive and cannot become Active.

If any Realtors have become unidle since this Proposal was created, set the team of those newly unidled Realtors to Enhancement Talent.

We’re close enough to the endgame, and all the active players have worked hard enough on their scores, that I’d rather not see any twists thrown in from the peanut gallery.

Proposal: Every Masked Man Needs a Mouth

Withdrawn. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Nov 2021 08:57:36 UTC

Add an Impact:

* Rowdy

Before the bullet point beginning “If they kept any Taunts” in the Fighting action, add:-

* If they kept any Taunts and are Rowdy, optionally gaining 1 Boo or Yay (their choice) for each Taunt kept

Call for Judgment: No Backsies

Illegal (changed after 4-hour edit window, as author has said). Failed by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 24 Nov 2021 18:50:50 UTC

Yesterday at 10:10 UTC I erroneously carried out a fighting action with an illegal step. In the first roll I rolled a Miss; in the second I rolled a Taunt; in the third I rerolled both, mistakenly believing that the Taunt allowed me to reroll the held-over Miss, while in fact there’s no provision in the rule for re-rolling previously held over dice.

The person I targeted with that move has already taken their move, and the person they targeted has now also taken their move, so reverting is at this stage not ideal.

Therefore, please uphold the Fighting action taken by the Realtor called Josh on 23/11/2021 as having been legally completed, and then reduce their Contribution by 1.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Proposal: Out for the Count

Reached quorum 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Nov 2021 09:15:56 UTC

In “Fighting”, replace “If a Realtor has been Up for the last 36 consecutive hours, they cease to be Up and become Inactive.” with:-

If a Realtor has been Up for the last 36 consecutive hours, any Realtor may Exhaust them: the Exhausted Realtor ceases to be Up and becomes Inactive.

Per comments on the CfJ, automagical effects at particular times of day are nearly always a bad idea.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Call for Judgment: Banana Heel

Reached quorum, 8-0. Josh

Adminned at 23 Nov 2021 08:09:39 UTC

Uphold as legal the Fighting action taken by the player named Brendan on November 22nd, 2021, including its setting Josh to be Up.

Replace the text “If a Realtor has been Up for the last 24 consecutive hours” in the rule “Fighting” with:

If a Realtor has been Up for the last 36 consecutive hours

Replace the sentence “If are ever less than three Realtors who are Up and there is a Realtor who is not Up, a randomly selected Realtor who is not up becomes up” with the following:

If are ever less than three Realtors who are Up and there is a Realtor who is not Up, any Realtor may randomly select a Realtor who is not Up and make the selected Realtor Up.

I was Up for just about 25 hours and had already taken my Fighting action when I thought to check back on this part of the rules. I couldn’t tell when Silverwing had named me as Up from the Dice Roller timestamps, but TyGuy6 helpfully pointed out that the actual recorded end time of Silverwing’s action was in The Octagon edit history. I could have tried to just keep this under my hat, but I don’t want it to crop up as a nightmare broken-dependency chain later in the dynasty, so I offer this solution in good faith.

Proposal: Take a Rowder

Reached quorum 8 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Nov 2021 09:14:47 UTC

Reword the bullet point in the rule “Rowdy Rumble” that reads “As an Audience Action with a wind-up of 2, an Audience Member may Chant by posting their Chant in the comments to the dice roller. The Realtor who is currently Up becomes Hyped.” to read

As an Audience Action with a wind-up of 2, an Audience Member may Chant by posting a comment to the Dice Roller that contains their Chant (which is flavor text) and that names a single Realtor who is currently Up. The Realtor who is so named becomes Hyped.

Append to the first paragraph of the rule “Rowdy Rumble” the following:

A Wrestler may only have their Impact changed by a given Audience Action if they have not had their Impact changed by that Audience Action in the preceding X days, where X is the wind-up for the Audience Action in question.

Proposal: Take a Seat

Reached quorum 8 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Nov 2021 09:12:26 UTC

In “Impacts”, replace “may instead lose this Impact to make any Realtor a Realtor who is Up” with:-

may instead lose this Impact to make any Realtor (apart from themselves) a Realtor who is Up

Proposal: Dowdy Rumble

Reached quorum 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Nov 2021 09:11:17 UTC

In the rule Rowdy Rumble, change “a Member of the Audience can only carry out an Audience Action if they have not carried out an Audience Action in the preceding X days, where X is the wind-up for the Audience Action they are carrying out” to

a Member of the Audience can only carry out an Audience Action if they have been either Idle or Inactive for at least the preceding X days and have not carried out an Audience Action in that time, where X is the wind-up for the Audience Action they are carrying out.

Revert any Audience Actions carried out since the posting of this proposal that would have been illegal had this been the ruletext at the time that were carried out, and any subsequent actions carried out or Contribution gained on the basis of Impacts conferred by those reverted Audience Actions.

Proposal: Finishing Touch

Reached quorum, 11 votes to 1. Enacted by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 23 Nov 2021 21:44:22 UTC

In “Feudal Contract”, change “When a Realtor achieves Victory in this dynasty they should set the contribution scores of the opposing team’s members to zero.” to read

When a DoV is Enacted, the Contribution scores are set to 0 for all Realtors who don’t share the team of the Realtor who posted that DoV.

If I win, I want to actually be able to follow through on the obligation to set contributions to 0. (And time of win should be at DoV enactment, to be sure it was a true win.)

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Proposal: I know how to play this game…

Timed out, 7 votes to 5. Enacted by TyGuy6.

Adminned at 23 Nov 2021 21:41:25 UTC

Add the following to “Finishing moves”

A wrestler may change their finishing move as a weekly action

Whoops now it’s actually a proposal

Training montage

Add the following to “Finishing moves”

A wrestler may change their finishing move as a weekly action

Proposal: Hardcore Heaven 1994

TDS - Enacted 8 to 4

Adminned at 23 Nov 2021 03:45:37 UTC

In the rule Realtor Rumble, change “All Idle Realtors” to “All Idle and inactive Realtors”.

In the rule Fighting, change “A Realtor who is not Up may change their status at any time” to “A Realtor who is not Up, and who has not used an Audience Action in the preceding 24 hours, may change their status at any time”.