Sunday, February 26, 2017

Proposal: Like Tears in Rain

Add a new rule, “Other Rituals”:

A Villager at the church carrying Remedies of one each of Salt, Well Water, and Nightshade may remove all of them to perform a Saltwater Ritual by making a blog post indicating this. When a Villager performs a Saltwater Ritual, they gain the symptom Death, and all Villagers without the symptom Death are cured of the Black Death.

An old account of a previous Black Death outbreak and subsequent cure is discovered in the disheveled Zahndorf library by one of the few surviving literate villagers. Over two centuries ago, they chose a citizen to perform the Saltwater Ritual by drawing straws, but now we live in more civilized times.

Eating Nightshade.

It’s squeaky.

(Using nightshade on self. Doctor please attend.)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Symptom Correction

Flagging this for everyone’s attention: during the most recent Doctor’s Rounds, I mistakenly give Quincunx the Cough symptom in the GNDT. Quincunx does not in fact have a Cough. Apologies for the mis-step.

Proposal: Lynching

The villager named Viv will gain the symptom “dead”

There is a were wolf spreading plauge and causing death! none of us are safe until he’s dead! And I’m tired of him getting us all wet and force-feeding us mushrooms!

Joking aside, we seriously should either declare him the winner, kill him off, or add more game mechanisms. He can’t be killed by disease, and I’m fairly certain he has far more mori momento than anyone else, if either well water OR red cap spread the plague (and I’m reasonably confident one of them does). He’s going to win without serious changes.


The wolf trots to the market with red cap and water, and applies the combination to Derrick. Then sneezes sadly.

(using red cap and well water on derrick, doctor please attend)

The Other Side

Quirck idles out after seven days of inactivity. Quorum remains 5.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Proposal: The Feather of Truth

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 Feb 2017 19:35:00 UTC

After the first paragraph of “Endgames”, add:-

A Villager’s Micromori value is equal to their number of Memento Mori multiplied by 100, minus 10 for each Disease they have, minus 5 for each Symptom they are exhibiting, plus 1 for each Remedy they were carrying at the start of the most recent Doctor’s Rounds.

In “Endgames”, after “the number of all memento mori is disclosed and the villager with the most memento mori has achieved victory” (if that text is there), add:-

the Villager with the highest Micromori value is Remembered. (Any ties for this are broken randomly.)

Then replace “the Villager with the most Memento Mori is Remembered. (Any ties for this are broken according to fewest Symptoms.) ” with:-

the Villager with the highest Micromori value is Remembered. (Any ties for this are broken randomly.)

Giving both Memento Mori endgames a tiebreaker, and making it more granular than “fewest Symptoms”.

Eating Mandrake…

doctor attend

The Doctor’s Rounds

Crows peck and scrape at the ground. Another day passes in Zahndorf.

Proposal: The Sadness of Wolves

Reached quorum 5 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 Feb 2017 18:14:35 UTC

The wolf curls up in the forest. It’s been feeling like somehow it’s doing more harm than good in this world, and it’s been dreaming of a life of blazing fireplaces, companionship and food that isn’t weeds.

Add to section Endgames:

If more than one villager are not dead and none of the living villagers have the Black Death, the doctor must announce this game state in a blog post. If all the villagers that are not dead agree to declare the village cured in the comments of that post, the number of all memento mori is disclosed and the villager with the most memento mori has achieved victory.

To have seen the most of this trouble seems a valid win condition.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Eating Silver Bark

I consume my recently obtained silver bark!

doctor, please attend

What Goes Around Comes Around

“Orkboi! I hear you’ve been advocating that everyone gets enough red cap!”

I use red cap on Orkboi

Proposal: Bring Out Ya’ Dead

Timed out 3 votes to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 26 Feb 2017 18:13:53 UTC

Add to the Rule “The Doctor’s Rounds”:

Each Sunday, the Doctor shall make a blog post containing a listing of all existing Spirit-Spiritmaster relationships and the corresponding Villagers.

Feeding time

This whole situation has me acting a bit weird. Feeding Quincunx some red cap… whether he wants it or not.


All my childhood spent hearing tales of the great beast, the family curse. Dreams of wild majesty.
No one told me I’d feel the urge to fetch sticks in the park.
Jumping out of the well, happily eating up the wolfsbane, shaking myself next to Orkboi who gets splashed with well water.

(Using well water on Orkboi, Doctor please attend)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wolf’s Bane

Wouldn’t it be funny if Wolf’s Bane did something to wolves? Feeding Wolfsbane to Viv. Doctor attend.

Proposal: Audible Dead

Reached quorum 5 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Feb 2017 11:05:09 UTC

Add to “Spectral Actions”:

When a Dead Villager has a visible symptom, and the visible symptom has an associated rule recommending the inclusion of a string in every blog comment, the Dead Villager should include the string in every blog comment.

Unfortunately my cough didn’t go away in the afterlife. I currently may not be allowed to *cough*, but what are you gonna do if I do, kill me?

Call for Judgment: Moving back to where I was

Timed out 1 vote to 4. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Feb 2017 18:37:32 UTC

Derrick will be moved back to the forest, nothing having happened since the first illegal action having happened

I misunderstood where days stopped and started. Could I be back in the forest? movement is precious in this game, and my move to the market place was soley a result of an illegal forage attempt.

Call for Judgment: Mistaken eating of redcap!

Reached a quorum of against votes, 0-5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Feb 2017 22:58:53 UTC

Change Derrick’s inventory to “red cap”

Change the action of combining and consuming red cap and silver bark to just eating silver bark.

I did not intend to eat the redcap with the silver bark.

I realized I didn’t want to part way through an atomic action. I had to complete, and wasn’t sure if I was obligated to complete the action or if I could undo everything part way through. Sorry. Please have mercy.

Breakfast at the Market Place

Derrick Spent all night frantically looking for silver bark, sure he would not make it to the next morning. Surely that wolf could not have had his best interests at heart, and he must have the disease again. All he finds is mandrake. But that’s a lot of mandrake! He can trade!

Rushing to the market place, he unloads his cargo, and has the precious silver bark! Ghosts have been active recently, and he doesn’t want the red cap stolen… He combines his ingredients and eats them!

crap, I think didn’t want to eat the red cap. I wanted to drop it instead of the nightshade. dang it!—- no way to take that back, is there? (I made this post after declaring in the GNDT that I ate both)

The Doctor’s Rounds

Crows lope through the village streets, and another day passes in Zahndorf.

Proposal: Bit Flip

Times out 2 votes to 4. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 24 Feb 2017 11:04:12 UTC

Change the game state:

For all Villagers with the Symptom of Death, remove this Symptom. For all Villagers that do not contain the Symptom of Death, add it each Villager.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Using Red Cap on Quincunx.
Doctor, please attend…

Eating for once in my life

I’m eating some Silver Bark I found.
I’m not exactly sure how nutritious it is, but it’s better than nothing.


Padding through the forest, eating Nightshade.
Curling up for a nap by someone’s cooling campfire.

Doctor, please attend.

Monday, February 20, 2017

And a drink!

Using well water on Derrick. Hospitality! Celebration.
Sorry I might be overexcited about visitors it’s a thing recently also the wagging sorry hello


*singing* Silver bark… silver bark… it’s Christmas time in the village.

Found some silver bark, and now I’m eating it. Doctor?

Proposal: Travel Ban

Reached quorum 5 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Feb 2017 16:32:37 UTC

In “Locations”, replace “A Villager who is not on the Road or who has at least one visible symptom, or both” with “A Villager who is not on the Road”.

If the text was not changed by the proposal “Weeds”, in “The Doctor’s Rounds”, replace “For every non-Dead Villager who has neither Eaten nor been on the Road during the previous two Intervals” with “For every non-Dead Villager who has not Eaten during the previous two Intervals”.

The decision by officials in charge of immigration to only let people in if they openly display symptoms was puzzling, but nobody’s even out on the road anymore. People from neighboring towns and the farmers outside the village know better than to show up these days, so let’s re-lock the gates.

Welcome to the forest

Using Red Cap on Derrick.
Glad you made it!
Doctor, please attend.

Silver Bark

Ran into the forest and ate the bark off a tree. Hoping to cure this nasty cough.


Eating Wolfsbane. It smells weird.
Doctor,  please attend.

Proposal: Weeds

Times out 3 votes to 4. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Feb 2017 11:26:46 UTC

In “Locations”, add to the Road:-

As a daily action, a Villager on the Road may add a Weed to their inventory.

Then replace the word “Weed” in that rule with the name of a random Plant.

In “The Doctor’s Rounds”, replace “has neither Eaten nor been on the Road during the previous two Intervals” with:-

has not Eaten during the previous two Intervals

Add a new subrule to “Locations”, called “Roadside Plants”:-

If the Remedy named in the Road action rule Cures a Disease, the Doctor may replace that Remedy’s name in that action rule with the name of a secretly random Plant, chosen from those which do not Cure any Diseases. The Doctor may repeal this rule if the Remedy named in the Road action rule does not Cure a Disease, or if all Plants Cure Diseases.

Making the Road a source of free plant food (one which doesn’t cure anything, if such plants exist), to make my processing of the Rounds a little easier (I currently have to check back through the GNDT to see if anyone’s stepped out of town).

The Doctor’s Rounds

Lean times in Zahndorf. Quirck has neither eaten nor been on the road during the past two Intervals (they last ate on the 14th), and starves to death.