Monday, November 19, 2018

Dirt Apple

Trigon, change activity to Recon.

This time legally.

The Meeting!

I am calling a meeting. We have few days left to plan our actions!

Chance of success increases by 15%!

Everyone get ready for the next stage!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Proposal: Filter Tip

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 18 Nov 2018 14:03:37 UTC

Repeal the rule “Locations”.

We’re not using the location tip mechanic any more, the rule has a confusing title, and there may yet be a scam lurking in it.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Pomme de Terre

Trigon, change activity to Recon.

No Slackers

Pokes, I order you to change activity to planning.

Proposal: Taking the Blame

Reached quorum 3 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 17 Nov 2018 21:29:07 UTC

Move the contents of “Suspicion” to the end of “Heat” rule, and rename that rule to “Heat and Suspicion”.

Add to that rule:-

If an Activist’s name is listed as part of the Team, then they may - at any time - increase their Heat by 1 to lower another Activist’s Heat by 1, or increase their Suspicion by 1 to lower another Activist’s Suspicion by 1.

We’re really missing a tradeable resource to persuade people with, here.

Proposal: Back-Up Plan

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 17 Nov 2018 17:00:09 UTC

Set the Team of the Plan to “Brendan, Derrick, Kevan, Pokes and Trigon”.

Set the Cover Story of the Plan to “X Express Window Cleaning.”

We can and should propose something more interesting to replace this, but let’s at least get a finished plan on the flipchart.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Proposal: Six Sleeps

Reached quorum 3 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Nov 2018 08:55:16 UTC

Set the Date of the Plan to the 21st of November 2018.

Dialling the just-quorumed Pushing the Deadline back most of the way, but giving us more of next week to play it out.

Do we really think there’s two full weeks of game left here, for five players?

Build: Weapons

Since Pushing the Deadline is about to give us two long weeks to change our mind on Pokes’ undiscussed demand that we use force, I begin handing out the petrol bombs.

Proposal: Mission Impossible

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

Adminned at 16 Nov 2018 08:54:09 UTC

In “Orders”, replace “where [X] is a valid activity” with “where [X] is a valid activity other than Leading”.

Add to the rule “The Speaker”:-

If an Activist is named Kevan or Trigon, they may - once per dynasty - reduce their own Suspicion by 1.

Step away from the megaphone, Brendan.

Po-Tah-To

Trigon, Change Activity to Leading.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Proposal: Pushing the Deadline

Reached quorum 3 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Nov 2018 18:39:03 UTC

Set the date of the plan to 30th of November, 2018.

This dynasty is looking interesting, we have a steady (if slow) stream of proposals, several fields we could fill out better, I love the order mechanism, and most successful dynasties last longer than 1 month. The exact timing was chosen to allow a climax after thanksgiving weekend in the USA.

Non-lethal, of course

Now that I can do this more constructively: Kevan - Construct Weapons!

Proposal: Knowledge is Power

Reached quorum 3 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Nov 2018 18:37:58 UTC

In “The Big Day”, replace “The accuracy of the most recent Report filed by the Activist.” with:-

+X, where X is twice the accuracy of the most recent Report filed by the Activist.

This seems difficult enough to deserve a larger reward.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Proposal: The final field

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Nov 2018 18:37:19 UTC

Enact a new rule entitled “Story Submission” with the text:

Any player can submit a Prospective Cover Story (PCS) by posting an entry in the “Story Post—Votable Matter” category with the text “[PCS]” in the title. When a PCS is Enacted, the “Cover Story” field in the rule “The Plan” is modified to the body of that post.

An admit can fail any PCS if the player who submitted it has submitted another one more recently.

Amend the rule “The Big Day” by:

  1. adding a paragraph after the paragraph beginning “If no Activist has Raised the Banner” containing the following text:
    If no Admin has Chosen a Cover Story, any Admin can do so by first failing each Prospective Cover Story, if the player who submitted it has submitted another one more recently; then creating a blog post containing the list of Prospective Cover Stories and the (number of votes for, after evaluating Deferentials * number of votes against, after evaluating Deferentials); then selecting the PCS with the highest such value and Enacting it. If multiple such PCSes exist, the one to be Enacted is the one submitted earlier
  2. adding a new item to the list after the final one with the following text:
    +3 if the Cover Story field of The Plan was set by a Prospective Cover Story they submitted.

It’s a creative writing contest!

I’m sorry if this is lame, but we have to have a way to fill out the Cover Story field.

Proposal: Making the Cut

Timed out 1 vote to 2. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Nov 2018 18:27:12 UTC

If any Activists are Trusted, set the Plan’s Team to a comma-separated list of all Trusted Activists. (An Activist is Trusted if their name appears in comments by a quorum of different Activists on this proposal; otherwise they are not Trusted.)

Add a bullet point to “The Big Day”:-

* +2 if the Activist is listed as part of the Plan’s Team

Proposal: Order and Law

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Nov 2018 10:21:37 UTC

Remove the Order “Photograph” from the list of orders

Add to the list of orders:

[*]Construct [X]: The Activist has taken a Build action that added [X] to the plan’s equipment, where X is “Placards”, “Weapons”, or “Tech”; or that the Plan’s chance for success is not less than 25%

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Potato

Kevan. Photograph.