Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Trading Offer

Hello, fellow Adventurers! I’m looking to sell some items because I’ve heard that letting go of material possessions can help relieve stomach ailments, and I’m about ready to try anything.
I will sell off my Carving Knife for 15 coins and my Shrieks at 7 coins a piece.

I’ve already Camped so I can’t trade right away, but comment if you’re interested and we can work something out after the next Respawn.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Proposal: Overhunting

In the Hunting section of the Ruleset, add the following after “Remove the Target from the list of monsters in the Wilds it is in.”:

**Optionally decrease the frequency of the Monster’s monster type in the Bestiary by one.

Add the following to the Monsters section of the Ruleset:

A monster type’s frequency may never be changed to a negative number.

This gives the option for us to shift the balance of Monsters to stronger ones and phase out bats/cockroaches/etc. If people like this mechanic, we could add items and/or spells that also adjust with frequency, or some consequence of total extinction. I’d like to add some more Monsters in, but the pool is getting crowded.

Proposal: A Little More Magic

Add the following text under the List of Spells:

=== Bolster—Level 1—CC 3 ===
*Double the Support of another Adventurer in your Location

=== Weak Gust—Level 2—CC 2 ===
*Move a Monster in your Location to a randomly chosen Wilds other than your Location

=== Enlarge—Level 3—CC 2 ===
* Set the hit points of a Monster in your Location to double the current value, rounding up. Denote this by adding “(HP: X)” after that Monster’s listing in your Location, where X is the new hit point value.

=== Strong Gust—Level 4—CC 3 ===
*Move another Adventurer in your Location to a randomly chosen Wilds other than your Location

=== Minimize—Level 4—CC 4 ===
*Set the hit points of a Monster in your Location to half the current value, rounding up. Denote this by adding “(HP: X)” after that Monster’s listing in your Location, where X is the new hit point value.
*May not be used on a Dragon

To the bottom of the “Spawning” section of the Ruleset, add the following:

*Remove any parenthetical notations or modifiers from all monsters in the Wilds

Remove the second “Shadowy Tome” item from the Marketplace. Edit the remaining Shadowy Tome item such that its attack power is 3 (instead of “3,”) and it has a modifier which reads “Can only be used by an Adventurer with Magic 2 or higher.”

Edit the Crystal Ball item so that it has a new modifier which reads “Can only be used by an Adventurer with Magic 1 or higher.”

Fixes the double tome, makes the dark arts a skillful practice, and adds some spells.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Proposal: Detective Work

Timed out 3 to 0. Enacted by derrick.

Adminned at 20 Mar 2019 11:51:10 UTC

In the rule “Hunting” add the following bullet point after the one that begins “For each item in the Target’s spoils list”:

*If the wilds the Hunting Adventurer is in is empty, create a Cryptic Clue in the Hunting Adventurer’s inventory.

Another way to accumulate Clues, which are necessary for winning now.

Story Post: Respawn #9

The Adventurers set up camp. In the night, the number of monsters of nearly every known manner appear all over the wilds, especially concentrated in the cave systems.

As the Adventurers wake up, they notice an energy boost, as if they could fight far more monsters today than they could yesterday. The invisible observer has obviously blessed them with renewed strength.


There are:

2 monsters in the Overgrown Forest,
7 monsters in the Dank Cave,
3 monsters in the Labyrinthine Canyon,
2 monsters on Shadow Mountain,
3 monsters in the Eldritch Ruin, and
1 monster in the Dragon’s Lair.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Night #9

The sun is gone and it is Nighttime. If you have not camped, now would be a good time to do so. I will perform the ninth respawn in two hours.

Proposal: A surfeit of spells

Popular 4 to 0. Enacted by derrick.

Dusty Old Spellbook still exists after my enactment. Is there a better way to “Move” pages than by editing their text? Delete this message if its resolved.

Adminned at 20 Mar 2019 11:50:26 UTC

In “Spells”, replace the first sentence with:

The [[Adventurers’ Spellbook]] page is ordained for Spell tracking, and may also be referred to as the Spellbook.

Move the page called “Spellbook” to “Adventurers’ Spellbook”.

Move the page called “Old Dusty Spellbook” to “Spellbook”.

There was already a wiki page called “Spellbook”, which I moved to “Old Dusty Spellbook” so that Spelling Bee could be enacted. But that breaks any old dynasties’ links that are pointing to Spellbook. Let’s rearrange the shelves back how they were.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Proposal: Spelling Bee

Times out, 2-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 17 Mar 2019 20:14:37 UTC

Create a new section of the Ruleset titled “Spells” with the following text:

The [[Spellbook]] page is ordained for Spell tracking.
In the Spellbook, there is a list of Spells. Each Spell has a name, a level which is a positive integer, a Casting Cost (CC) which is a positive integer, and zero or more modifiers. Spells in this list are always arranged in ascending order of level. The Spellbook also contains a list of each Adventurer and their known Spells.
Spells cannot have an Attack Power or Scavenging Power.
At any time, an Adventurer in the Town may spend 2 AP to add a Spell to their known Spells if their Magic is equal to or greater than that Spell’s level.
At any time, an Adventurer may select one of their known Spells and spend a number of AP equal to its casting cost to Cast the spell, applying all effects described in the Spell’s modifiers.

Add a new page to the Wiki called “Spellbook” with the following text:

== Known Spells by Adventurer ==
Allo:
derrick:
naught:
Oracular rufio:
pokes:
Trigon:
Zaphod:
== List of Spells ==
=== Brain Boost—Level 1—CC 1===
*If you gained Experience from Supporting one or more of another Adventurers’ successful Hunts since the last Respawn, increase your Experience by the amount you gained from Supporting one of those Hunts.

=== Siren Call—Level 2—CC 2 ===
*Establish the Pool as the set of all monster types from those in the List of Monsters whose Ecology matches your Location. Randomly choose a monster type from the Pool with the probability for each being that type’s frequency over the sum of all type’s frequency. Add a Monster of that type to your Location.

=== Mystical Amphetamines—Level 3—CC 0 ===
*Decrease your health by 6 and increase your AP by 2
*Cannot be used by an Adventurer with 0 AP

 

Spells return, but without Scavenging Power and a smaller starting set.

Proposal: One Sleep At a Time

Times out, 3-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 17 Mar 2019 20:06:28 UTC

In the “Spawning” section of the role, replace “An adventurer who has not camped since the last respawn may camp but may not take any other dynastic actions.” with:

An adventurer who has not camped since the last respawn may camp but may not take any subsequent dynastic actions.

The wording here has been confusing me and is potentially exploitable for someone to take a double turn.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Proposal: The Dragon

Times out / reaches quorum, 4-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 17 Mar 2019 20:05:29 UTC

Amend “Locations” so it reads:

Each Adventurer has a location tracked in the GNDT, which is one of: “Town” (the default), “Overgrown Forest”, “Dank Cave”, “Labyrinthine Canyon”, “Shadow Mountain”, “Eldritch Ruin”, or “Dragon’s Lair”. Each location other than Town is considered to be a “Wilds”.

At any time, an Adventurer may spend 2 AP to change their Location to any other except the Dragon’s Lair. An adventurer may spend 2 AP and destroy a Cryptic Clue to set their location to the Dragon’s Lair.

Amend “Monsters” by changing “a frequency, which is an integer between 1 and 10” to:

a frequency, which is an integer between 0 and 10

Amend “Action Points” by changing “4” to “5”

Amend “The adventurer sets their AP to 4” to “The adventurer sets their AP to 5”

Amend “Hunting” by:

  1. removing “have not done so since the most recent Respawn,”, the first bullet point of the list defining Hunting, and any bullet points in said list beginning “Decrease the Hunting Adventurer’s AP”
  2. adding a bullet point to the end that reads “Decrease the hunting adventurer’s AP by 1.”

Amend “Spawning” by changing the bullet point beginning “Establish the ideal monster population” to read:

* Establish the ideal monster population (IMP) as (two times the number of active Adventurers) plus five.

Create a new monster:

Name: Dragon

Hit Points: 20

Frequency: 0

Ecology: Dragon’s Lair

Spoils: Dragon’s Head (1)

Description: The most powerful monster in the Wilds. It’s commonly believed that dragons possess powerful magic that can control all the other monsters.

Add to the list of items:

Name: Dragon’s Head

Description: The head of a dragon, still dripping with ichor. This prize will definitely earn you favor in the Emperor’s court.
Modifiers: * A player with this head in their possession can destroy it to achieve victory

Add a Dragon to the Dragon’s Lair.

This is flawed, I know. But we need a goal. This dynasty is stagnating. This proposal should up the ante quite a bit. I’ve tried to balance everything out well. The number of monsters doubles, but the number of monsters you can hunt triples or even quintuples, if you’re not planning on going anywhere. Clearly necromancers and squids are the best thing to go after, but if someone beats you to it, you can still clear out the rest of the monsters in hopes of upgrading yourself to be able to attack the target monsters. This also adds a win condition, but one that is freakishly hard to do on your own. If this works like I think it will, it will force cooperation in clearing out the wilds and winning.

I recommend voting for this proposal in the interests of speeding up gameplay. If there is a major bug, definitely vote against it, but in any other case, patching later is a better fix.

Proposal: Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the shrieking cockroaches bite.

Times out, 2-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 17 Mar 2019 19:59:04 UTC

Create a new rule called “Time” with the text:

The time, tracked in the Dungeon Master’s Inventory in the GNDT, is either Daytime or Nighttime.

If they have not done so in 44 hours, the Dungeon Master should set the Time to Nighttime.

Amend “Spawning” by changing the paragraph beginning “If they have not done so” and the following list to read:

If it is Nighttime and they have not done so in 2 hours, the Dungeon Master should perform the following action, called Respawning:

* Establish the ideal monster population (IMP) as the number of active Adventurers plus two.
* If there are a number of monsters in the wilds is equal to or greater than the IMP, create a blog post to this effect. Otherwise:
** Spawn monsters until the number of monsters in the wilds is equal to the IMP count the number of creatures in each wild
** Create a blog post describing all monsters created in this Atomic Action and how many are in each wild.
* Set the Time to Daytime.

Amend “Hunting” by changing “and are located in a Wilds,” to “are located in a Wilds, and it is Daytime,”

This should give a bit of warning to players so that they have a better idea of when to pack up.

Story Post: Respawn #8

Another boring day occurs. We need a win condition badly.

A cockroach appears in the Eldritch ruin.

The monsters are distributed as follows:

Overgrown Forest (0 monsters)

Dank Cave (3 monsters)

1.Bat
2.Man-Eating Worm
3.Shrieking Cockroach

Labyrinthine Canyon (1 monster)

1.Spider

Shadow Mountain (2 monsters)

1.Bat
2.Bat

Eldritch Ruin (2 monsters)

1.Electric Mouse
2.Shrieking Cockroach

Proposal: Parasites

Times out / reaches quorum, 4-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 17 Mar 2019 19:55:48 UTC

In the market place, add two modifiers to “Squid Thingy Larva”:

*An adventurer who camps with this item looses an additional 2 Hit Points for each squid thingy larva in their inventory
*If an adventurer reaches 0 hit points with this item in their inventory, add two squid thingies to their location

If all the larva does is sit there is not very threatening.