Sunday, May 19, 2019

Formal Intention to Become a Player

Hello there BlogNomic, my name is Farsight and I hereby submit my formal intention to become a player. Go easy on me for a while!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Formal intention to become a player

Hello, I am ubq323, and I would like to join the game and become a player. (It appears that this dynasty is finishing now so this might be good timing)

Declaration of Victory: The One and Only

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 May 2019 11:01:50 UTC

The Grand Plan becomes Finalized as I complete my field research into the Lunar Mines, a few small steps from the landing site of the Haniver. GreatX now has Researched or Finished Projects in three Locations; Earth, the Ocean and the Moon.

“If the grand plan is finalized and a single Director has a higher Return on Investment than every other Director, then that Director has achieved victory.” - Naught has an ROI of 0.28, I have an ROI of 0.9.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Story Post: New Delivery: ISV Jenny Haniver

1 Engineering
1 Robot
2 Publicity
1 Colonist

A long-range solar exploration shuttle is ready for launch.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Proposal: Improved Tracking

In “Projects,” replace

*a status (which is either dreamed, posted, secret, both, contracted, or finished, and defaults to dreamed)

with

*a status (which is either dreamed, posted, secret, both, contracted, finished, or researched, and defaults to dreamed)

Since there is no easy way to track which Projects have been researched or not, thought it might be useful to add it. Might not be necessary, though.

Gargle Blast

Zaphod idles out after eight days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 2.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Proposal: Final Costs

Reached quorum 2 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 17 May 2019 08:20:31 UTC

Reword “Endgame” to:-

A Contractor may Research any Posted Project if they are working at the same Site as the Project’s Location, and if they have not already Researched that Project, by paying the Project’s Components from their own Resources and increasing their Funds by $5B.

The Components of Atlantis Arcology are 1-2 T 1-2 C 1-2 I.
The Components of Orbital Ring of Earth are 2-2 R 3-6 T 1-3 I 2-3 P.
The Components of Timbuktu Irrigation are 2-2 R 2-2 B 1-1 P.
The Components of Jakarta Space Elevator are 2-3 T 2-3 E.
The Components of Trans-Atlantic Hypertube are 1-2 T 1-2 R 1-2 E.
The Components of Ceatan De-extinction are 3-5 B 1-3 P.
The Components of West Egypt Irrigation are 2-2 R 2-2 B 1-1 P.
The Components of L5 City are 1-3T 1-3R 2-4C 2-3B 2-4I.
The Components of Lunar Mines are 3-4 R 2-4 I.

Then resolve the Components of each Project as if they were resource ranges, replacing the Components for each Project in the Endgame rule with the corresponding result.

Saying to “resolve a resource range” in Endgame doesn’t actually do anything: I misread the mechanic as overwriting the originals in the ruleset, but it just generates an output with no instruction as to what to do with it.

Proposal: The Final Frontier

Timed out / quorumed 2 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 17 May 2019 08:07:51 UTC

In “Financial Victory”, replace “at least four different Locations” with “at least three different Locations”.

Speeding things up.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Proposal: Patent Pending

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 May 2019 07:21:15 UTC

Replace “If there are Finished Projects in at least four different Locations, then the grand plan is finalized” with “If at least four different Locations contain Finished or Researched Projects, then the grand plan is finalized”.

Fix to the CfJ’s new rule so that Researched Projects also count towards ending the game.

Call for Judgment: Initial Public Offering [Appendix]

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 May 2019 16:45:24 UTC

Set the Dormancy rule to “Inactive”.

Set all Dreamed Projects to Posted.

Enact a new rule, “Endgame”:-

A Contractor or the Great Eccentric may resolve any resource range at any time.

A Contractor may Research any Posted contract if they are working at the same Site as the Project’s Location, and if they have not already Researched that Project, by paying the Project’s cost from their own Resources and increasing their Funds by $5B.

With the game dormant and Zaphod about to idle out as well, maybe it’s time to just wrap this dynasty up quickly: allowing anyone to resolve Projects, and to cash in any Project once for $5B (which is about what they were going for, and neither remaining player is going to let them go for any more than that).

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ceatan De-extinction Awarded

Ceatan De-extinction has been awarded to Kevan

The Cost is B5 P3

The Prize is $5B

Make those whales sing once again!

Self-Driving Card

Card idles out after eight days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 3.