Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sticky Post: Upcoming Events

Five Current Events:

Thursday’s Event: 100 Yard Dash. Quick and easy dexterity tolling
Friday’s Event: Tournament of Fate: Are you rounded enough?
Saturday’s Event: Wall Smash: Break the wall with your brute strength!
Sunday’s Event: Team Soccer/Football: Go team go!
Monday’s Event: Psychic Football: Can you guess the score of the Big Game?

Friday, December 15, 2006

Sticky Post: Upcoming Event

Short week to start here. Just three events. Have fun

Thursday UPDATE: To encourage signups, the cost of participating in the Water Triathlon has been reduced by one.

Event #3: Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
Starts on Sunday/Costs 1 TP to compete/Only 8 can compete

This is a basic tournament. Olympians will be split into pairs and compete in games. The winners of each game will move on and the losers will not.

Only eight of our Olympians may join this event. Any member who does not compete in the water triathlon will have preference when competing in this event. Competing in this event takes 1 TP. To sign up, make a comment to this post of SIGN UP: RPS by 12:00 AM on Sunday. Each Olympian may only sign up once.  The event will start and take place then.(Or as soon thereafter as someone can complete the event.) If fewer than 8 Olympians sign up, the remaining spots will be filled with copies of the coach, baring the coach’s arributes. If one of these copies wins a medal, the Blognomic team receives the medal. 

The outcome of Games are determined as follows:

Each contestant makes a wits roll. If the result of the roll is more than twice the result of the other wits roll, the Olympian who rolled the higher wits roll has dominated their competition and wins the game. If not, roll a DICE2 to determine the winner of the game. A one means that the Olympian who’s name appears first in Alphabetical Order wins and a two means the other Olympian wins. The winner of the game advanced to the next game. The winner of game 17 receives a Gold Medal; the loser of game 17 a Silver Medal, and the winner of Game 18 a Bronze Medal. The results of each game are kept for history’s sake on the events page of the wiki.

The structure of games is as follows. The first Olympian to join will compete in game one, the second in game 2, etc…

Game 1:
McRock (Rand McNally): Automatically wins if e faces McScissors; Wits: 5
vs.
Someone from Blognomic

Game 2:
Bob Copper (Koldistan): The 2006 World RPS Champion. A Scott: Wits: 7
vs.
Someone from Blognomic

Game 3
McScissors (Rand McNally): Automatically wins if e faces McPaper; Wits: 5
vs.
Someone from Blognomic

Game 4:
The Bare Ninja-Cowboy (Excalabur Homeland): An RPS Pro; Wits: 6
vs.
Someone from Blognomic

Game 5:
Spockus Lizardus (Excalabur Homeland): A RPS Newbie; Wits: 3
vs.
Someone from Blognomic

Game 6:
Brick Wall (Koldistan): A wall of bricks. Wits: 1
vs.
Someone from Blognomic

Game 7:
Jan Ken (Koldistan): Some Japanese dude Wits: 4
vs.
Someone from Blognomic

Game 8:
McPaper(Rand McNally): Automatically wins if e faces McRock; Wits: 5
vs. Someone from Blognomic

Game 9: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
Game 10: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner
Game 11: Game 5 winner vs Game 6 winner
Game 12: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner
Game 13: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner
Game 14: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner
Game 15: Game 13 loser vs. Game 14 loser
Game 16: Game 13 winner vs Game 14 winner

Monday, January 01, 2007

Proposal: Victory by Heroism

Selfkilled. Adminned by Rodney.

Adminned at 03 Jan 2007 06:27:45 UTC

Add a new Rule to the Ruleset.  Call it “Superstar” and give it the following text:

For the purposes of this Rule and its subrules, an Olympian’s score is defined as three times eir Gold Medals, plus twice eir Silver Medals, plus twice eir Popularity, plus eir Bronze Metals.  A Team’s Score is the sum of the scores of its Olympians, if any, plus the Score an Olympian with its GNDT stats would have.  All Teams have a Popularity of 7 for the purposes of Score.

If an Olympian has a greater Score than all Teams of which e is not a member, e is considered a Hero and has achieved victory.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Proposal: More patches

Timed out, 5-0. Adminned by Rodney

Adminned at 03 Jan 2007 06:24:05 UTC

In the Rule entitled “Rolls”, replace the text

Any time a rule calls for an Attributes Roll

with the text

Any time a Rule or Event calls for an Attributes Roll

It also occured to me that anyone can edit the rules for events that are about to occur.
Add the following text to the end of the Rule entitled “Olympic Events”:

The Upcoming Events page is considered part of the Gamestate and thus may only be edited as explicitly allowed by the Rules.

 

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Proposal: Scandal

Fails 1-3. Admined by Clucky.

Adminned at 30 Dec 2006 13:01:04 UTC

Add a new Subrule to the Rule entitled “Olympic Events”.  Call it “Scandals” and give it the following text:

Whenever an Infamous Olympian attempts to sign up for an event, e must make a DICE5 roll in the GNDT and report the result in a comment to the post announcing the event.  If the result is greater than eleven plus eir Popularity, e gets pulled from that event and may not compete in it unless no other Olympian signs up for the event without being pulled from it.

Let’s do it.

Combustable idles out; quorum remains 5.

Olympians in danger of idling

Olympians who will go idle unless they vote in the next 2 days:
Rodney

Olympians who should already be idle:
Combustable

Proposal: Clarification of use of term “Team”.

Passed 4-0. Clucky

Adminned at 30 Dec 2006 12:56:39 UTC

This is a proposal to add the following text to the end of Rule 2.1:

The Blognomic Team consists exclusively of all Olympians (other than any one or more Olympians who have withdrawn from the Blognomic Team or been ejected from the Blognomic Team, to the extent permitted by the Rules).  No Olympian may belong to more than one Team.  Unless the context requires otherwise, the term “Team” means the Blognomic Team or any rival team listed in Rule 2.2.

Clarification of use of term “Team”.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Proposal: Glass Medal and Tin Medal

Fails 1-3. Clucky

Adminned at 30 Dec 2006 12:58:49 UTC

New rule proposal: The Glass Medal and the Tin Medal.

A glass medal is awarded to the author of a proposal that passes unanimously (i.e. with no votes against), or that passes with at least four more votes for than votes against (disregarding, for this purpose, any votes other than for or against) (such a proposal being referred to as a “Glass Medal Proposal”.  A tin medal is awarded to the first person, other than the author, who votes for a proposal that ends up being a Glass Medal Proposal.  Neither the proposal to adopt this rule nor any proposal made before the proposal to adopt this rule may be a Glass Medal Proposal.

Proposal: Aesthetics

Passes. Doesn’t really do anything though. Clucky

Adminned at 30 Dec 2006 12:57:46 UTC

Change the color scheme to match more closely that of the International Olympic Committee website. (a white background, blue motif)

Cheater! Cheater!

CHEAT DICE10

Let’s roll the dice and see what happens.

[accidental post deleted]

errata deleted

The French Skating Judge (repost, amended)

Edited again to recategorize from “Proposal” to “Null”.  Bucky pointed out that my edits after the initial posting made this purported proposal illegal under the rules.

Reformatted again, in an effort to conform to other rules.  (I would have thought that internal numbering would be a useful aid to citation.)

Proposed new rule: “The French Skating Judge”, to be a subrule under Part 2.

There exist currency units, called “bucks”. Each Olympian’s bucks are marked in the GNDT in a column called “$”. An Olympian may not have less than zero Bucks. Each time an Olympian spends one or more Bucks, that number of Bucks is deducted from the Olympian’s total number of Bucks. No Olympian may attempt to spend more Bucks than e has.  Initially, each Olympian has zero
An Olympian with a Popularity of at least 1 may convert any positive number of eir Popularity points into Bucks. By way of illustration, an Olympian with a Popularity of 3 may convert up to 3 Popularity points into Bucks, and if the Olympian converted 2 Popularity points into Bucks, then the Olympian’s Bucks would be increased by 2 and eir Popularity would be decreased by 2. [Comment- this is supposed to represent an Olympian cashing in on eir popularity by engaging in paid endorsements.]  The rules may specify other means by which an Olympian can obtain or lose Bucks. If an Olympian spends Bucks, the number of Bucks that are spent are deducted from eir total Bucks.

An Olympic event may be designated as a “Judged Event”. [Comment- this is supposed to reflect competitions where the results are determined by, or influenced by, judges (e.g., figure skating, gymnastics, diving, boxing under certain circumstances, and so on.)]   No Event may be designated as a “Judged Event” after the event has closed.  If an Olympic event is designated as a “Judged Event”, then any Olympian may spend Bucks to try to influence the outcome of the event, in accordance with the following (in which case this rule overrides the rules normally applicable to that event):
1. The Olympian must declare the number of Bucks that e is spending on attempting to influence the outcome of the event. This number of Bucks is considered spent whether or not the attempt is successful. [This represents bribing the French judge.]
2. The Olympian then must roll 1DICE20. If the result of the roll is less than or equal to the number of Bucks that the Olympian spent under subpart 1 above, then the attempt is considered successful (subject to subpart 5 below)
3. An Olympian who successfully influences the outcome of the event in accordance with subpart 2 above may designate any Olympian (including emself) as the gold medal winner of the event (subject to subparts 4 and 5 below) (and the Olympians who would have won medals but for successful attempts to influence the outcome in accordance with this rule are accordingly demoted (i.e., gold-to-silver, silver-to-bronze, bronze-to-no medal.)
4. If two or more Olympians successfully influence the outcome of a single event in accordance with subpart 2 above, then the Olympian who rolled the lowest successful 1DICE20 to influence the outcome of the event may designate the gold medal winner, the Olympian who rolled the next lowest successful 1DICE20 to influence the outcome of the event may designate the silver medal winner, and if applicable, the Olympian who rolled the next lowest successful 1DICE20 to influence the outcome of the next lowest successful 1DICE20 to influence the outcome of the event may designate the bronze medal winner.
5. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this rule, if any two Olympians attempt to influence the outcome of a particular event in accordance with this rule and they have identical 1DICE20 rolls, then both attempts are considered unsuccessful.
The rules may specify other ways that Olympians can spend Bucks.

 

 

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Proposal: Quick patch

Passes 5-0. Clucky

Adminned at 30 Dec 2006 12:55:21 UTC

After making 100 Strength checks and gaining 8TP from them, I’m doing something about it.

In Rule 2.3.2, change the sentence

Any time an Olympian makes an attribute roll less than 2X or greater than 9X(where X is the number of DICE10 rolled) e gains X training points.

to

Any time an Olympian makes an attribute roll less than 2X or greater than 9X(where X is the number of DICE10 rolled) during an Event, e gains X training points.

Also, confiscate all TP gained through Attribute Checks made outside of Events, and undo any Attribute purchaces made with those TP.

Proposal: A Kick in the Rear

Timed out, 4-0. Enacted by Elias IX.

Adminned at 28 Dec 2006 09:49:20 UTC

Add a new subrule to the Rule entitled “Popularity”.  Call it “Obscurity” and give it the following text:

Every Sunday at noon, any Olympian who has done none of the things on the following list since the last Sunday at noon loses 1 popularity:
*Increased an Attribute
*Competed in an Event
*Had eir Popularity changed by any other Rule than this one
*Be granted an Exception for that week by the Coach.

This Rule cannot cause a loss of Popularity before the year 2007, but if it is 2007 any Olympian may remove this sentence from the Ruleset.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Proposal: Advanced Training

SKed. Again. Clucky

Adminned at 26 Dec 2006 13:35:03 UTC

Add the following rule called “Specialization”

An Olympian may choose to specialize in a certain area by using a special trainer. Trainers are marked in a column of the GNDT called “Trainer”. An Olympian may often change eir trainer, but may not change eir trainer more than two times per week. Trainers, as well as the benefits and requirements for using the trainers, are described below:

*Normal Trainer: Requirements: None. Any Olympian without a trainer has this trainer. Effect: An Olympian using this trainer may occasionally increase eir training points by one.
*Lucky Trainer: An Olympian must have attributes at least 2,2,2,10 and Popularity at least three to begin to use this trainer. Effect: When a Olympian using this trainer makes an attributes role, e rolls a DICE11 instead of a DICE10.
*Powerful Trainer: An Olympian must either have attributes of at least 5,5,5,5 or strength of at least 10 to begin to use this trainer. Effect: When an Olympian uses this trainer, the cost of training strength is cut in half and rounded up. Thus, if e has attributes 9,5,4,3 e must only spend 5 TP to increase eir strength.
*Banned Trainer: An Olympian must have popularity below -5 to begin to use this trainer. . Effect: The first time an Olympian switches to this trainer, e loses 3 popularity. When e attempts to cheat, e rolls a DICE12 instead of a DICE10. Eir popularity cannot raise about -5 while under this trainer. Anything which would raise eir poluarity about five
*Star Trainer: An Olympian must have popularity above 5 to begin to use this trainer. Effect: An Olympian using this trainer may often spend 2N training points to increase eir popularity from N to N+1.

Was that me?

The upcomming events page just died. Anyone know what happened to it?

Idle News

Chronos and Josh both went idle. quorum is down to just five!

Sleepy

Going idle, too many exams

Friday, December 22, 2006

Proposal: Specialized Training

Self-killed. Clucky

Adminned at 25 Dec 2006 17:22:49 UTC

Add the following rule called “Specialization”

An Olympian may choose to specialize in a certain area by using a special trainer. Trainers are marked in a column of the GNDT called “Trainer”. An Olympian may often change eir trainer, but may not change eir trainer more than two times per week. Trainers, as well as the benefits and requirements for using the trainers, are described below:

*Normal Trainer: Requirements: None. Any Olympian without a trainer has this trainer. Effect: An Olympian using this trainer may occasionally increase eir training points by one.
*Lucky Trainer: Requirements: Must have attributes at least 2,2,2,10 and Popularity at least three. Effect: When a Olympian using this trainer makes an attributes role, e rolls a DICE11 instead of a DICE10.
*Powerful Trainer: Requirements: Must have attributes of at least 5,5,5,5. Effect: When an Olympian uses this trainer, the cost of training strength is cut in half and rounded up. Thus, if e has attributes 9,5,4,3 e must only spend 5 TP to increase eir strength.
*Banned Trainer: Requirements: Must have popularity below 5. Effect: The first time an Olympian switches to this trainer, e loses 3 popularity. When e attempts to cheat, e rolls a DICE12 instead of a DICE10.
*Star Trainer: Requirements: Must have popularity above 5. Effect: An Olympian using this trainer may often spend 2N training points to increase eir popularity from N to N+1.

What Bucky Said

Thrawn goes idle.

Olympians in danger of Idling

The following Olympians go idle unless they vote today or tomorrow:
Chronos Phaenon
Rodney
Thrawn

The following Olympians should already be Idle:
spikebrennan (only technically; e has never cast a vote.)

Proposal: Brownie points

Timed Out. Passes 5-0. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 25 Dec 2006 17:21:37 UTC

Add a new item to the list in the Rule entitled “Training”.  Give it the following text:

*The Coach may often award up to 3 Training Points to any Olympian, or fine any Olympian up to 2 Training Points.

It is suggested that the Coach award Hix some training points for introducing the RPS rules.

Proposal: The price of success

Timed out. Passes 2-1. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 25 Dec 2006 17:21:08 UTC

Add a new Subrule to Rule 2.4.  Name it “Television” and give it the following text:

Whenever the same Olympian recieves a Medal in three (3) consecutive events in which e competes, e gains 1 popularity.  No more than 3 popularity may be gained in this manner per 2 events in the winning streak, and no more than 6 may be gained in this manner per Dynasty.
Whenever an Olympian fails to recieve a Medal in four (4) consecutive events in which e competes, e loses 1 popularity.  No more than 1 popularity may be lost in this manner per 4 events in which e competes, and no more than 4 may be lost in this manner per Dynasty.

Friday, December 22, 2006

I wish to join

Per

this advice, I wish to join.

Proposal: Fixing some stuff

Timed out. Passes 5-0. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 25 Dec 2006 17:19:51 UTC

The sticked post is too big. It should mainly be moved to the events page of the wiki..

Replace rule 2.5 Olympic Events with the following

There is a post stickied to the top of the blog called “Upcoming Events”. This post may often be edited by the coach to include new events. Each upcoming event should be mentioned by name and a brief summery.

For each upcomming event, the coach must also update the “Upcomming Events” section of the Events Page on the Wiki detailing the event. The detailing should include

  * 1) A cost(In TP) for competing in the event.
  * 2) Any additional criteria for participating in the event.
  * 3) The Conditions for Termination of the event
  * 4) The Conditions for Awarding Medals once the Event has terminated
  * 5) A list of rivals who will be competing in the event

The Conditions for Termination must be possible. The Conditions for Awarding Medals must be such that and equal number of Bronze, Silver and Gold medals are awarded. Medals can only be awarded to Olympians who meet all the Criteria for Participation.

When the Conditions for Termination are met, Medals are Awarded based on the Conditions for Awarding Medals. Any Olympian which earned a medal will have eir proper medal increased by one in the GNDT(That is, a student who wins a “Gold Medal” will have “Gold” increased by one) Any rival which earns a medal will have that rival’s team’s proper medal increased by one.

The event is then removed from the “Upcoming Events” section of the Events page and added,along with results, to the “Old Events” section of the Events Page on the Wiki.
The event is also removed from the Upcoming events post on the blog.

Olympians are encouraged to send the Coach ideas for Events by updating the talk section of the events page on the Wiki.

If more than half of the Olympians who for FOR this proposal also say “We need the text” add the following to Rule 2.1.

Blognomic as a team also has a collection of medals. This collection is tracked in a separate row called “Blognomic” on the GNDT

Proposal: The French Skating Judge

Not a valid proposal.—Clucky

Adminned at 21 Dec 2006 15:51:02 UTC

Proposed new rule: "The French Skating Judge", to be a subrule under Part 2.


(a) Bucks. There exist currency units, called "bucks". Each Olympian's bucks are marked in the GNDT in a column called "$". An Olympian may not have less than zero Bucks. Each time an Olympian spends one or more Bucks, that number of Bucks is deducted from the Olympian's total number of Bucks. No Olympian may attempt to spend more Bucks than e has.
(b) Obtaining Bucks.
(i) Initially, each Olympian has zero Bucks.
(ii) An Olympian with a Popularity of at least 1 may convert any positive number of eir Popularity points into Bucks. By way of illustration, an Olympian with a Popularity of 3 may convert up to 3 Popularity points into Bucks, and if the Olympian converted 2 Popularity points into Bucks, then the Olympian's Bucks would be increased by 2 and eir Popularity would be decreased by 2. [Comment- this is supposed to represent an Olympian cashing in on eir popularity by engaging in paid endorsements.]
(iii) The rules may specify other means by which an Olympian can obtain or lose Bucks. If an Olympian spends Bucks, the number of Bucks that are spent are deducted from eir total Bucks.
(c) Spending Bucks
(i) An Olympic event may be designated as a "Judged Event". [Comment- this is supposed to reflect competitions where the results are determined by, or influenced by, judges (e.g., figure skating, gymnastics, diving, boxing under certain circumstances, and so on.)]
(ii) If an Olympic event is designated as a "Judged Event", then any Olympian may spend Bucks to try to influence the outcome of the event, in accordance with the following:
(A) The Olympian must declare the number of Bucks that e is spending on attempting to influence the outcome of the event. This number of Bucks is considered spent whether or not the attempt is successful. [This represents bribing the French judge.]
(B) The Olympian then must roll 1DICE20. If the result of the roll is less than or equal to the number of Bucks that the Olympian spent under subpart (A) above, then the attempt is considered successful (subject to subsection (E) below)
(C) An Olympian who successfully influences the outcome of the event in accordance with subpart (B) above may designate any Olympian (including emself) as the gold medal winner of the event (subject to subparts (D) and (E) below) (and the Olympians who would have won medals but for successful attempts to influence the outcome in accordance with this rule are accordingly demoted (i.e., gold-to-silver, silver-to-bronze, bronze-to-no medal.)
(D) If two or more Olympians successfully influence the outcome of a single event in accordance with subpart (B) above, then the Olympian who rolled the lowest successful 1DICE20 to influence the outcome of the event may designate the gold medal winner, the Olympian who rolled the next lowest successful 1DICE20 to influence the outcome of the event may designate the silver medal winner, and if applicable, the Olympian who rolled the next lowest successful 1DICE20 to influence the outcome of the next lowest successful 1DICE20 to influence the outcome of the event may designate the bronze medal winner.
(E) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this rule, if any two Olympians attempt to influence the outcome of a particular event in accordance with this rule and they have identical 1DICE20 rolls, then both attempts are considered unsuccessful.
(iii) The rules may specify other ways that Olympians can spend Bucks.


This is my first post, so I'm interested in any constructive criticism.

Idle Alert

Lambert goes Idle. With Tommy going idle as well, Quorum drops to 7.

Proposal: Root for the boys

Timed out. Fails 2-1. Admined by Clucky

Adminned at 25 Dec 2006 17:17:09 UTC

Add the following subrule to rule 2.4 Popularity:

If the rules for awarding medals of an Event only leaves the options that all Olympians participating in the Event are either awarded the same medal or all not awarded medals at all, then all Olympians participating in the Event has their Popularity increased by one.

Sleepy

I’m off on holiday.  Can someone put me to sleep, please?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Proposal: I cheat therefor I am

Timed out. Passed 4-1. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 22 Dec 2006 12:59:49 UTC

Add the following subrule to 2.3 Attributes called “Cheating”

An Olympian may, at any time, make a comment of CHEAT DICE10. If the result of the dice roll is greater than N, where N is the number of times e has attempted to cheat this dynasty(including the current time), e gets way with the cheating and gains TP equal to the result of the dice roll. If the result of the dice roll is less than or equal to N, e is discovered and loses 10 popularity, all of eir medals, and cannot participate in any Olympic events for the next week, nor can e attempt to cheat again for that week. If, after a week is up, e attempts to cheat again and fails a second time; e is removed from the team and sent home—e cannot take any actions in part 2 of the rules, nor can any actions taken in part 2 of the rules affect eim for the duration of the dynastyIn other words, e is basically limited to voting on proposals and enacting them if e is an admin

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Proposal: Tracking the Team

Timed out. Passes 3-1(Or 4-1. I am not sure if Tommy’s vote counts. Passes either way). Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 21 Dec 2006 14:47:14 UTC

Add a row to the GNDT called “Blognomic” to keep track of the team medals earned by Blognomic’s loyal Olympians.

The team proposal was shot down, but I still think this needs to be kept to leave team events as a potential option.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Proposal: More rivals

Timed out. Passes. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 20 Dec 2006 09:00:53 UTC

It seems that this Dynasty naturally calls for three different Rival countries.  So…

Add two new entries to the llist in the rule entitled “Rivals”.

*Klodistan (Klodistan has assembled a team of mostly one-dimensional athletes. Because of this, they are expected to do well only in the simplest events. Klodistannis are known for misinterpreting ethnic jokes as compliments.)

*Excalabur Homeland Historically a ruthlessly imperialistic nation, which was eventually defeated by a coalition effort.  Because of its former status as a superpower, it has one of the most diverse and flexable teams in the competition.

Proposal: “I am unworthy”

Timed out (3-3)
Failed by Hix

Adminned at 18 Dec 2006 21:32:04 UTC

Add the following text to Rule 2.1:

An Olympian may refuse to accept any Medal e has won.  At any time, an Olympian with at least one of any kind of Medal may lower the number e has of that kind of Medal by one.  Normally, this is only done in cases where e won it unfairly, of has been accused of such.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Proposal: Money economy

Not a proposal

Adminned at 15 Dec 2006 21:04:05 UTC

Add new rule titled “Monetary Compensation”:

An Olympian, on winning a medal in an event, will earn currency (The currency name is arbitrary. If you vote FOR, please also include a vote on a currency name.) according to the following rules:

  • If the Olympian earns a Gold Medal, e will win 500 currency.
  • If e earns a Silver Medal, e will win 200 currency.
  • If e earns a Bronze Medal, e will win 100 currency.
If at least 1/2 of all comments containing counted “For” votes also contain the text “We need the popularity bonus”, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, then add
Popular Olympians instead receive 150% of the normal money award, rounded down to the nearest 100. Star Olympians instead receive 200% (not compounded with the 150% Popular Bonus) of the normal money award.
Add a new GNDT column called “Money”. If the Proposal titled “An Economy of love” passes, this Proposal does nothing.

Proposal: An Economy of Love

S-K’d -Elias IX

Adminned at 17 Dec 2006 18:02:54 UTC

Add a GNDT column entitled Money.

Create a rule entitled Cash Awards with the following text:

Olympians are not only awarded medals for placing well, but money, as well. The money they earn is in the currency of

Love Dollars (L$)

Yen

. Whenever an Olympian receives a bronze medal, e receives

L$

1

000 Yen

. Silver medals,

L$

2

000 Yen

. Gold medals,

L$

5

000 Yen

Popular Olympians instead receive 150% of the normal money award, rounded down to the nearest

integer

multiple of 1000

. Star Olympians instead receive 200% (not compounded with the 150% Popular Bonus) of the normal money award.

If more than half of all comments containing counted FOR votes also contain the not case-sensitive text “Psh, love?”, then enact the red text instead of the blue text. Otherwise, enact the blue text and do not enact the red text.

New Dynasty Means Unidling Plz

Redundant text.

Proposal: Winning the hearts fix

Timed out (2-2-1)
Failed by Hix

Adminned at 17 Dec 2006 03:28:42 UTC

Need to stop writing these thing late at night

Add the following subrule to rule 2.4: Popularity

  Gaining popularity by winning medals:
  When an Olympian has eir collection of medals changed then eir Popularity changes according to the following:

  All references to medal in the collection refer to the situation before the collection was changed.

  If e has three Gold medals in eir collection then having a medal added to eir collection will if it’s:
  -Gold: Increase eir Popularity by one.
  -Silver: Do nothing.
  -Bronze: Do nothing.

  Else if e has three medals in eir collection then having a medal added to eir collection will if it’s:
  -Gold: Increase eir Popularity by two.
  -Silver: Increase eir Popularity by one.
  -Bronze: Do nothing.

  Else having a medal added to eir collection will if it’s:
  -Gold: Increase eir Popularity by three.
  -Silver: Increase eir Popularity by two.
  -Bronze: Increase eir Popularity by one.

  If a medal is removed from eir collection eir Popularity is decreased by three.

This is also quite a lot simpler.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Proposal: Another type of Roll

Self-killed
Failed by Hix

Adminned at 16 Dec 2006 18:18:06 UTC

Rewrite 2.3 as follows:

Sometimes the rules might call for a type of roll. Types of possible rolls are as follows:

*Attributes Roll. A XDICE10 shall be rolled, where X is the sum of the scores an Olympian has in the listed Attributes.For Example, if an Olympian has a Att of 2,3,3,2 and a rule calls for a Strength Roll, e should roll 2DICE10. If the rule calls for a Dexterity+Stamina Roll, instead, that same Olympian should roll 6DICE10. In a 2*Stamina+Wits Roll e should roll 8DICE10.
*Attributes Check. A DICEX shall be rolled, where X is the sum of the scores an Olympian has in the listed Attributes.For Example, if an Olympian has an Att of 2,3,3,2 and a rule calls for a Strength Check, 3 should roll DICE2. If the rule calls for a Dexterity+Stamina Check, e should roll a DICE6. In a 2*Stamina+Wits Check, e should roll DICE8.

Proposal: Winning the hearts

Self-killed
Failed by Hix

Adminned at 16 Dec 2006 18:17:32 UTC

While other things also contributes, let us get the obvious one first:

Add the following subrule to rule 2.4: Popularity

Gaining popularity by winning medals:
When an Olympian has e’s collection of medals changed then e’s Popularity changes according to the following:

All references to medal in the collection refer to the situation before the collection was changed.

If e has six Gold medals in e’s collection then having a medal added to e’s collection will if it’s:
-Gold: Increase e’s Popularity by one.
-Silver: Do nothing.
-Bronze: Do nothing.

Else if e has, the same number or a higher number, of Gold medals than Silver medals in e’s collection then having a medal added to e’s collection will if it’s:
-Gold: Increase e’s Popularity by two.
-Silver: Increase e’s Popularity by one.
-Bronze: Do nothing.

Else if e has, the same number or a higher number, of Silver medals than Bronze medals in e’s collection then having a medal added to e’s collection will if it’s:
-Gold: Increase e’s Popularity by three.
-Silver: Increase e’s Popularity by two.
-Bronze: Increase e’s Popularity by one.

If a medal is removed from e’s collection e’s Popularity is decreased by three.

 

Saki = Idle

I’m sick. I’ve been sick for three days now.

Quorum drops to 7.

Proposal: Training, take #(X+1)

Timed out (7-0)
Enacted by Hix

Adminned at 16 Dec 2006 18:10:42 UTC

Add the following sub rule called “Training” to Attributes

Each Olympian has a certain number of training points, marked in the GNDT is a column called “TP”

At any time, an Olympian may spend N of eir own training points to raise one of eir attributes from N to N+1.

Training Points can be earned in the following ways:
*Often, an Olympian may give every current Olympian one Training Point, provided no other Olympian has done so that day. If e does so, he must give every current Olympian the training point.
*Any time a proposal passes, its author gains one training point.
*Any time an Olympian makes an attribute roll less than 2X or greater than 9X(where X is the number of DICE10 rolled) e gains X training points.
*If an new Olympian joins, e starts with X training points, where X is equal to the average(rounded down) of the total of each other Olympian’s attributes. So if Clucky had 2,3,3,3; Elias had 4,2,2,3; and Bucky had 3,3,5,1 and then Thrawn joined, e would get (11+11+12)/3 = 11 Training Points.

Set the Training Points of each Olympian to 8.

Proposal: ...a punch in the mouth often offends.

Times out (7-1)
Enacted by Hix

Adminned at 16 Dec 2006 18:08:02 UTC

Add a bullet point to the Glossary, right before the one that begins “Superficial differences between the spelling…”, reading:

Unless otherwise specified:  When “X” is a number, to spend X of a numeric value “V” means to subtract X from V (i.e. replace V with V-X); no action may be taken which requires spending X of a numeric value when the subtraction would result in a number which is illegal as a replacement for that value (e.g. if the value represents a variable which is restricted to non-negative integers, but the subtraction comes up negative).

In practice, this may how we already manage things, but I don’t think specifying it in the Glossary creates unnecessary clutter.  Besides, without something like this, I’ll freak out every time there is a rule that doesn’t specify “A player with at least 50 pesos may spend 50…”, for example.

Training, Take #X

Add the following sub rule called “Training” to Attributes

Each Olympian has a certain number of training points, marked in the GNDT is a column called “TP”

At any time, a Olympian may spend N trading points to raise one of eir attributes from N to N+1.

Training Points can be earned in the following ways:
*Often, a Olympian may give every current Olympian one Training Point; provided no other Olympian has done so that day. If e does so, he must give every current Olympian the training point.
*Any time an Olympian writes a proposal that passes, e gains one training point.
*Any time an Olympian makes an attribute roll less than 2X or greater than 9X(where X is the number of DICE10 rolled); e gains X training points.
*If an new Olympian joins, e starts with X training points, where X is equal to the average(rounded down) of total number of attributes earned by each of the Olympians. So if Clucky had 2,3,3,3; Elias had 4,2,2,3; and Bucky had 3,3,5,1 and then Thrawn joined, e would get (11+11+12)/3 = 11 Training Points. Because of this, all current Olympians start with 8 training points.

De-idling

Combustable and Elias XI are both de-idled. Quorum rises to 8.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Unidle

Didn’t mean to idle either, but finals week, ya know?

Unidle me, unidle me, unidle me!

Please?

Idea for Training

I think we should talk about how to making training attributes work here, and then turn it into a real proposal that will actually pass.

What do people think about this idea:

Each Olympian has a certain number of training points, marked in the GNDT is a column called “TP”

At any time, a Olympian may spend N trading points to raise one of eir attributes from N to N+1.

Training Points can be earned in the following ways:

Often, a Olympian may give every current Olympian one Training Point; provided no other Olympian has done so that day. If e does so, he must give every current Olympian the training point.
Any time an Olympian writes a proposal that passes, e gains one training point.
Any time an Olympian makes an attribute roll less than 2X or greater than 9X(where X is the number of DICE10 rolled); e gains X training points.

The X TP instead of 1 TP is because the odds of getting 2X less or 9X greater become less and less with each roll. For example, DICE10 has a 20% chance at getting 1 or a 10, but 2DICE10 has only a 6% chance at getting less than 4 or greater than 18. 3DICE100 has a 2% chance; and the odds keep dropping from there.

Another idea someone pitched was that you could train if you chose to skip an event. But I am not sure what I think of that idea.

Proposal: Target

Timed out (2-5)
Failed by Hix

Adminned at 15 Dec 2006 14:15:49 UTC

Add a sub-rule Success to Rolls:

Whenever an Attribute Roll is called for, a Target number shall be assigned to that Roll. Said Roll shall be considered as Successful if the result is lower than or equal to that Target number. A Roll which is not Successful is considered to be Unsuccessful.

If a Target number is not explicitly stated when an Attribute Roll is called for, the Target Number shall be equal to 5 times X, where X is the number of DICE10 rolled in that roll.

Proposal: XLNC

Self-killed
Failed by Hix

Adminned at 15 Dec 2006 13:01:58 UTC

If the Proposal: Training passed, this Proposal does nothing.

Add a sub-rule Excellence to Rolls:

Whenever an Attribute Roll is made, if the result is lower than or equal to X, where X is the number of DICE10 rolled in that roll, the Olympian whose scores are being rolled may then choose one of the rolled Attribute and increase its Score by 1.

Idle Run

Combustable and Rhontos both go idle. quorum drops to seven.

Proposal: Let me run the show

Timed out (6-0)
Enacted by Hix

Adminned at 15 Dec 2006 12:46:12 UTC

If the Proposal titled “Let the coach run the show” passes, this Proposal does nothing.

Create a rule called “Olympic Events”

There is a post stickied to the top of the blog called “Upcoming Event”. This post may often be edited by the coach to include new events. Each upcoming event should be outlined in the post and contain each of the following:

1)a set of Criteria for participation in the Event
2)the Conditions for Termination of the event
3)the Conditions for Awarding Medals once the Event has terminated
4) A list of rivals who will be competing in the event

The Conditions for Termination must be possible.  The Conditions for Awarding Medals must be such that and equal number of Bronze, Silver and Gold medals are awarded. Medals can only be awarded to Olympians who meet all the Criteria for Participation.

When the Conditions for Termination are met, Medals are Awarded based on the Conditions for Awarding Medals. Any Olympian which earned a medal will have eir proper medal increased by one in the GNDT(That is, a student who wins a “Gold Medal” will have “Gold” increased by one) Any rival which earns a medal will have that rival’s team’s proper medal increased by one.

The event, along with the results, is then removed from the “Upcoming Events” post and added to Events Page on the Wiki.

Olympians are encouraged to send the Coach ideas for Events.

Also, set everyone’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Metals to 0, unless this has already been done, and create a Wiki page called “Events Page”

More illegal admining

Saki, only the oldest pending proposal can be dealt with. Even if a proposal is self killed, it cannot be failed until it is the oldest pending proposal.

(At least I think that is the case. That is why I am posting this here. To make sure I am not wrong =P)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Proposal: Revised Media Contest

Passed 8-0. Josh

Adminned at 14 Dec 2006 02:00:08 UTC

Slight rewording

Add the following rule:

 
Popularity:
Each Olympian has a “Popularity” which is a whole number between -10 and 10.
An Olympian with a Popularity of -7 or below is called “Infamous”.
An Olympian with a Popularity of -3 or below is called “Unpopular”.
An Olympian with a Popularity of 3 or above is called “Popular”.
An Olympian with a Popularity of 7 or above is called “Star”.
New Olympians start with a popularity of 1.

Add a column to the GNDT tracking Popularity, initialized to 1

Proposal: Media Contest

Self-killed. Josh

Adminned at 14 Dec 2006 01:59:12 UTC

Sometimes it’s not just the end score that counts in the minds of the audience: Nasty doping accusations, causing injury, fairplay and the lack of it also contributes

Add the following rule:

Popularity:
Each Olympian has attribute called “Popularity” which can be any whole number between -10 and 10.
An Olympian with a Popularity of -7 or below is called “Infamous”.
An Olympian with a Popularity of -3 or below is called “Unpopular”.
An Olympian with a Popularity of 3 or above is called “Popular”.
An Olympian with a Popularity of 7 or above is called “Star”.
New Olympians start with a popularity of 1.

Bit of Trouble

Can’t update the gamestate to include me, it says the password is incorrect even though I’m using the same as for anything else.
What’s wrong and is this the right way to ask?

Proposal: Teamwork

Timed out and failed, 6-4. Josh

Adminned at 14 Dec 2006 01:57:09 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule entitled “Teams” with the text:

There are several teams an Olympian may be a member of. An Olympian may become a member of a team if e is not a member of any team. An Olympian may remove emself from eir team if e has been a member of that team for at least 48 hours. An Olympian may be removed from a team at any time by that team’s captain. The team an Olympian is a member of is shown in the GNDT, along with any position e has in the team (in the format Team:Position). An Olympian may have only one position in a team.
Each team has one or more positions. All teams have the position of Captain. A team’s Captain is appointed by the Coach from all members of that team. Any other positions in a team are appointed by the team’s captain from all members of the team. The number of Olympians that may have that position is recorded next to the name of the position.

List of Teams
*Football
a.k.a. Soccer in some countries
Positions: Captain (1)
Goalkeeper (1)
Striker (1)
Midfielder (3)
Back (3)
Foreward (2)

Add a GNDT column “Team”
Teams could be used for events where the medals recieved depend on different checks for different positions. I don’t want to work out the mechanics of it until some of the other proposals pass.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Proposal: Let the coach run the show.

Timed Out. Fails 1-2. Admined by Clucky

Adminned at 13 Dec 2006 18:46:03 UTC

This is flexable enough to give Clucky room for Interpretation, yet tight enough that us Olympians know what’s going on.
Add a new Rule to the Ruleset.  Call it “Olympic events” and give it the following text:

Often the Coach may start an Event by making a sticky post to the Blog with a title “Event:XXX”, where XXX is the Event’s name.  This shall be called an Event Post.  The Event Post must contain each of the following:
1)a set of Criteria for participation in the Event
2)the Conditions for Termination of the event
3)the Conditions for Awarding Medals once the Event has terminated
the Conditions for Termination must be possible.  The Conditions for Awarding Medals must be such that only one each of Bronze, Silver and Gold medals can be awarded per Event, and the number of total Medals awarded in an Event must be the lesser of 3 and the number of Olympians meeting all the Criteria for Participation.  Medals can only be awarded to Olympians who meet all the Criteria for Participation.

When the Conditions for Termination are met, Medals are Awarded based on the Conditions for Awarding Medals, and the Event ceases to exist.

Players are encouraged to send the Coach ideas for Events.

Also, set everyone’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Metals to 0, unless this has already been done.

Proposal: Training

Timed out. Failed 3-5. Admined by Clucky

Adminned at 13 Dec 2006 17:57:46 UTC

If the Proposal titled “Attributes” failed, this Proposal does nothing.
Else, create a sub rule of “Attributes” called “Training”.

An Olympian may often attempt to train one of eir Attributes by making a comment to the GNDT of “Train XXX DICEN” where XXX is the attribute the student is attempting to train, and N is the current value of that attribute for the student. If the result of the dice roll is equal to 1 or N, then the training succeeds and that attribute is increased by one.

Proposal: Rolls

9-0. Reached Quorum.—Chronos

Adminned at 13 Dec 2006 13:53:52 UTC

If the Rule “Attributes” does not exist, this Proposal does nothing.

Add a sub-rule “Rolls” to rule “Attributes”:

Any time a rule calls for an Attributes Roll, XDICE10 shall be rolled, where X is the sum of the scores an Olympian has in the listed Attributes. For Example, if an Olympian has a Att of 2,3,3,2 and a rule calls for a Strength Roll, e should roll 2DICE10. If the rule calls for a Dexterity+Stamina Roll, instead, tha same Olympian should roll 6DICE10. In a Stamina+Wits Roll e should roll 5DICE10.

Proposal: Attributes

7-2. Reached Quorum.—Chronos

Adminned at 13 Dec 2006 13:46:16 UTC

Create a rule Attributes:

An Olympian’s capacity to achieve sportive feats is measured by eir Attributes. The Attributes an Olympian have are listed at the end of this rule. The score an Olympian has in each Attribute is tracked by the GNDT’s column “Att” as a comma separated list, with the Attributes in the same order they are listed here.

New Olympians start with a score of “2” in each Attribute.

* ’‘'Attributes’‘’:
** ’‘'Strength’‘’ ’‘- It’s the raw, brute power of an Olympian. It governs how much weight an Olympian can lift, how much e can physically push an how hard e can hit another Olympian or an object.’‘
** ‘’‘Dexterity’‘’ ’‘- It measures an Olympian’s general physical prowess. It encompasses the Olympian’s speed, agility and overall quickness, as well as indicating the Olympian’s ability to manipulate objects with control and precision.’‘
** ’‘'Stamina’‘’ ’‘-It reflects an Olympian’s health, toughness and resilience. It indicates how long an Olympian can exert eirself and how much punishment e can withstand before suffering physical trauma.’‘
** ’‘'Wits’‘’ ’‘-It measures an Olympian’s ability to think on eir feet and react quickly to a certain situation.’‘

Create a GNDT column “Att” and give it the value of “2,2,2,2” for each player.

 

Page title change

By the way, we need to change the page title. The page says “First Dynasty of Clucky”, but the title still says “Second Dynasty of Rodney”.

Proposal: Medal earning protocol

1-6. Cannot be enacted w/o CoV.—Chronos

Adminned at 13 Dec 2006 13:44:41 UTC

Add to the section “Olympic Medals”:

An Olympian may occasionally roll DICE100 to compete in an Olympic tournament. If:

  • The dice roll is 90 or above: The Olympian earns a Gold Medal.
  • The dice roll is between 75 and 89: The Olympian earns a Silver Medal.
  • The dice roll is 60 to 74: The Olympian earns a Bronze Medal.
  • The dice roll is 59 or below: No medal is earned.
If the Proposal titled “Rivals” failed, the following section does nothing.

If no medal is earned, then a medal is awarded to one of the rivals. Which rival and which medal are determined by dice rolls in the fashion that the Olympians determine medals.

We have no protocol for earning medals, and the medal designation is useless otherwise.

Proposal: Events and Victory Condition

Self-killed and failed. Josh

Adminned at 12 Dec 2006 01:41:13 UTC

Add the following section to the Rule “Olympic Medals”:

Events

There will be five Events on which an Olympian can win a Medal—Sprint Swimming, Downhill Slalom, Chess, Ten-Mile Run, and Judo. Each Event will have its own column in the GNDT, where a Gold Medal will be worth 5, a Silver Medal 3, and a Bronze Medal 1. If an Olympian has 5 points in each Event, that Olympian has achieved victory. The point values are arbitrary—you can suggest changes to them.

Proposal: Rivalry

Enacted 8 votes to 0. Josh

Adminned at 12 Dec 2006 01:38:39 UTC

Create a new Dynastic Rule called “Rivals” with text:

From time to time, our Olympians will fail to win a medal, and the medal will instead be awarded to a competitor from another nation.  The bulleted list at the end of this rule contains the names of all other nations which are considered competitive enough to possibly win a medal from us.  There is a GNDT row named for each such nation.  The “Gold”, “Silver”, and “Bronze” entries in a nation’s row track all the gold, silver, and bronze (respectively) medals won by competitors from that nation.

*Rand McNally (Considered by most bookmakers to be our fiercest competition.  In Rand McNally, they wear hats on their feet and hamburgers eat people!)

De-idling

I de-idle myself. Quorum rises to 8.

Arrival

I’m joining in, this looks like good fun

Monday, December 11, 2006

Proposal: Bling Bling

Reached Quorum. Open for 14 hours. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 11 Dec 2006 09:56:38 UTC

This should be small enough to get things started without causing too much havoc

Add the following rule called “Olympic Medals”

Each Olympian has collection of medals. Medals are tracked in the GNDT in three columns called “Gold”, “Silver”, and “Bronze”; tracking Gold Medals; Silver Medals; and Bronze Medals respectively.

 

An illegal adminning

Saki seems to have passed a pending proposal, even though we are still in Hiatus.  I believe this is illegal.  Also, it’s in bad form to pass proposals after a dynasty-ending Hiatus and before the new Emperor has had a chance to veto it.

In this case it probably won’t matter since Clucky’s probably going to throw the affected Rule out, anyway, so I’m not going to bother everyone with a CfJ.

Ascension Address

You have all spent the last four years training for this event. Let it be known that I have confidence is all of you, if that wasn’t the case you wouldn’t be here. You have all earned your place on this team, and I have very proud of all of you. Now is the moment that each of you have spent your life preparing for. Now is your time to shine. But remember, you are not here to bring glory to yourself, but to bring honor to your country. To OUR country. So play smart. Play fair. And give it your all.

—Coach Clucky

Change Student/Students to Olympian/Olympians.
Change Director to Coach.
Change Sleeping to Idle.
Repeal all Dynastic rules.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Declaration of Victory: The planets are aligned

Reached Quorum 8-0. Congratulations Clucky!  -Saki

Adminned at 10 Dec 2006 17:39:44 UTC

I am serving Cthulhu. It says

“Effects: If a student serving Cthulhu has eir thirst increased by any number greater than one, eir thirst is decreased by one. However, a student serving Cthulhu will lose two points of sanity from drinking, rather than one. If two planets are dignified in different water signs, and both are in a stellium, or three planets are dignified and in a Grand Trine in water signs and there is a conjunction in each of those signs, the stars are right and Cthulhu is summoned: the student serving Cthulhu with the highest Mythos has achieved victory.


Mars and Neptune are in different water signs. Both are in stellium!

update: This was made *after* the planet in sign post. But I just clicked back instead of starting again, so the timestamp was different. I edited the timestamp to it properly appears after the Planet in sign post I made.

The moon’s terrible core in Scorpio

In other news, I win!

Mercury in Libra

No, not the liquid metal variety.

Rules for Obtaining Books(Round 5)

I’ve added stuff to deal with monsters. Read 2.e and all of four and tell me what you think

1) Every student, including the Librarian, has a set number of freshly baked cookies from the Academy Dining Hall, which are tracked column in the GNDT called “Cookies”.

2) Cookies may be earned in the following ways:
—-a)Anytime a student writes a proposal which passes, e gains one cookie.
—-b)Occasionally, a student my make a comment of “BAKE DICE3”. E gains cookies equal to the value of the role.
—-c)Often, a student may make a comment to the GNDT of “WAGER N XXX DICE2” Where XXX is the name of another student and N is a integer number of cookies posses by both the target and the student making the comment. If the result of the DICE2 check is a one, the student making the comment steals N of the targeted student’s cookies. If the result of the DICE2 check is a two, the student making the comment must give N of eir cookies to the targeted student.
—-d)Any time a student takes an action that causes another student, besides the librarian, to become lost, e gains all cookies possessed by that student.
—-e)Any time a student defeats a monster, e gains a cookie.

3) At any time a non-librarian student by purchase a tome from the librarian by giving the librarian a number of cookies equal to the value of the tome. Tomes are valued as follows:
—-i)Unlimited Copies, or 5 or more available copies: 5 cookies
—-ii)3 or 4 available copies: 6 cookies
—-iii)2 available copies: 8 cookies
—-iv)1 available copy: 10 cookies

4) Monsters behave the following way with cookies
—-a) If a student fails to defeat a monster, the monsters gain a cookie.
—-b) If the sanity reduction caused by the monsters result in a student’s name being added to the lost list, the monsters gain all cookies posses by that student.
—-c) Any time a proposal fails, the monsters gain a cookie.
—-d) Any time the monsters have ten cookies, they gain a tome(and lose ten cookies) according to the following rules:
——When the monsters acquire a tome, they will take the tome with the most available copies(provided they do not already possess that tome, of course). In the case where two tomes have the same number of available copies, they will take the tome that is higher up on the list of tomes.
—-e) If a student defeats a monster in combat, and the monsters currently posses a tome; the student may choose one tome from the monsters tomes and return that tome to the Librarian. If e does so, e gains a second cookie for defeating that monster.

Proposal: Thirst problem

Bucky seemed to imply I needed to actually veto these.—Clucky

Adminned at 10 Dec 2006 18:31:57 UTC

Replace

All Students have a Thirst level, which can be any whole number.

in the Thirst section with

All students have a Thirst level, which can be any positive whole number or 0.

This is so you can’t get into negative thirst.

Proposal: Cookie sanity

Bucky seemed to imply I needed to actually veto these. They couldn’t just die. Better safe than sorry.—Clucky

Adminned at 10 Dec 2006 18:31:37 UTC

Add this section to the MY EYES! MY BRAIN! section.

Sanity Cookies

Any Student may often eat a Cookie and gain 1 sanity and 1 thirst.

If the Proposal titled “Make Clucky Librarian” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Venus in Pisces

Proposal: I challenge Thrawn

Bucky seemed to imply I needed to actually veto all these old pending proposals.

Adminned at 10 Dec 2006 18:30:10 UTC

I’m feeling greedy. Greedy over knowledge, and greedy over those who have it. I have noticed your stack of books; they seem to be getting larger, and I want them all. I despise Cthulhu in all his tentacle glory, and you worship him. I need no more reason to kill you.

I also feel like multi-tasking with this post.

Boldface the phrase “Reservoir Water” in rule 2.9, add the boldfaced phrase “Drinking Polluted Water” above the paragraph starting with “This action”, and add “making a comment of “Discovery DICE100 DICE100” ” to the list of strenous activities in rule 2.6.1

Proposal: New Tome

Not a valid proposal at the time.  -Saki

Adminned at 09 Dec 2006 15:53:02 UTC

Add to the Eldritch Tomes section,

Book of Earth (5 copies)

  • Sand-blast
    • Circumstances: This spell may be cast if there is a non-Lost, non-sleeping Student (the VICTIM), and the caster of this spell is not Lost, sleeping or with a Sanity of less than -50.
    • Consequences: The caster shall post a comment to the GNDT of “XDICE10 YDICE10” where X is the mythos of the caster and y is the mythos of the victim. If the X roll exceeds the Y roll, than the victim shall lose 15 sanity and gain 7 thirst. Otherwise, the caster loses 15 sanity and gains 7 thirst.
  • Mineral Rejuvenate
    • Circumstances: This spell may be cast if the caster has a mythos of at least 5 and is not in service to Nyarlothotep.
    • Consequences: The caster gains 10 sanity and loses 7 thirst.

Pluto in Sagittarius

Thrawn has been thrawrted. At least for now…

I am here

I have recently joined Blognomic.

Proposal: Even Planets and Signs

Timed out 2-3 -Saki

Adminned at 10 Dec 2006 17:46:09 UTC

Rewrite “Discovery”, so it reads:

Occasionally, a student may attempt to discover a new planet by making a comment of “Discovery DICE100 DICE100”. If both dice results are less than the students mythos level, the student has discovered a new planet. E must then make a post boasting about eir discovery on the blog. The post must contain the planet’s name, if the planet is Personal, Transpersonal or Generational and the sign the new Planet is regent to. This action is considered a Strenuous activity.

If any sign has only one regent, then the discovering student must choose one of those signs to assign to the new planet. If there is no sign with only one regent, then the discovering student may choose any sign for the new planet to be regent to.

The choice between Personal, Transpersonal or Generational shall abide to the following constraints:

* The choice must not cause the number of Personal Planets to be greater than half the number of Planets.
* The choice must not cause the number of Transpersonal Planets to be greater than the number of Generational Planets.

If any Discovery has been made since the posting of this Proposal that would be contrary to its stipulations, undo it and any consequences thereafter.

The idea here is making it more difficult to bring faster planets into existence.

 

Proposal: Really not easy

Timed out/Quorum reached 7-0 -Saki

Adminned at 10 Dec 2006 17:39:34 UTC

- In rule “Therapeutic Isolation”, change:

Each Student may occasionally attempt to relax by making a GNDT comment of “Relax DICE100”.

to:

Each Student may occasionally attempt to relax by making a GNDT comment of “Relax DICE100”. An institutionalized Student may make such Attempts often, but they are Strenuous for em.

- In the same rule, change:

Any institutionalized student attempting to relax is no longer institutionalized.

To:

If an institutionalized Student attempts to Relax and eir Sanity is not reduced in consequence of the attempt, that Student is no longer institutionalized.

- Yet in the same rule, change:

An Institutionalized student may not take any actions apart from attempting to relax.

to

An Institutionalized student may not take any actions apart from drinking from the local water supply or attempting to relax. When drinking from the local water supply, an institutionalized Student shall decrease eir Sanity by twice as much as a non-institutionalized would.

- Add to the Strenuous Activities list:

* Attempting to relax, if the Student attempting it is institutionalized.

It’s rainin anvils

dogfish, Ornithopter, shallowminded are sleeping (for not voting in a week). Quorum drops to 6.

Sun in Sagittarius

Thrawn will need help if he actually wants to align the planets.

Neptune in Pisces

Friday, December 08, 2006

Saki = Idle?

It appears my member group has been changed to Idle instead of Administrator, or perhaps it always was Idle? I’m looking through the profiles of other members, and it seems that anyone who is not an Administrator is Idle. This may have something to do with the “Super Admin” Clucky encountered, or it may have nothing to do with it at all.

In any case, Thrawn and I are still unadminified. What is going on?

Going to sleep

Fourteen students. Seven admins.

Quorum remains eight.

The Moon’s Terrible Core in Libra

Hope that is right.

Rules for Obtaining Books(Round 4)

It occurs to me that the Tome of the Week program breaks down once all copies of the Tome are gone.  Adjustments made.

The Tome of the Week is now Nine Princes in Amber.

1)The Librarian is not a Student for the purposes of these Rules, except where it explicitly says otherwise.  (This makes sure I can’t grant myself Tomes.)
2)A Tome is Available if there are more Copies of that tome than Students holding that Tome, including the Librarian.
3)There is a Tome that is the Tome of the Week.  The Librarian may occasionally change the Tome of the Week.  E may also change the Tome of the Week at any time if it is not Available.  If the Tome of the Week is Available, any Student may acquire a copy of that Tome.
4)Whenever a Student becomes Lost as a result of the Soul Duel spell, the other Student involved in that Soul Duel may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice.
5)Whenever a Student casts a spell that lowers any Student’s sanity (including eir own) to below -100 and causes em to become Lost for that reason, the Student who cast the spell may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice per Student that becomes lost in this manner.
6)Whenever a Student casts a spell that raises any Student’s Thirst (including eir own) above 20 and causes em to become Lost for that reason, the Student who cast the spell may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice per Student that becomes lost in this manner, unless the Student who cast the spell recieves a tome from Rule 5 for the same Student-spell pair.

Proposal: Make Clucky Librarian

48 hours is up. According to the rules of Librarian Elections, this passes 50 to 5. Enacted by Clucky.

Adminned at 09 Dec 2006 14:04:24 UTC

Bucky has had the job long enough. Time for change. Here is a rough draft of the rules I will begin using if I am elected:

1)Every student, including the Librarian, has a set number of freshly baked cookies from the Academy Dining Hall, which are tracked column in the GNDT called “Cookies”.

2)Cookies may be earned in the following ways:
a)Anytime a student writes a proposal which passes, e gains one cookie.
b)Occasionally, a student my make a comment of “BAKE DICE3”. E gains cookies equal to the value of the role.
c)Often, a student may make a comment to the GNDT of “WAGER N XXX DICE2” Where XXX is the name of another student and N is a integer number of cookies posses by both the target and the student making the comment. If the result of the DICE2 check is a one, the student making the comment steals N of the targeted student’s cookies. If the result of the DICE2 check is a two, the student making the comment must give N of eir cookies to the targeted student.
d)Any time a student takes an action that causes another student, besides the librarian, to become lost, e gains all cookies possessed by that student.

3)At any time a non-librarian student by purchase a tome from the librarian by giving the librarian a number of cookies equal to the value of the tome. Tomes are valued as follows:
i)Unlimited Copies, or 5 or more available copies: 5 cookies
ii)3 or 4 available copies: 6 cookies
iii)2 available copies: 8 cookies
iv)1 available copy: 10 cookies

Add a column to the GNDT called “Cookies”.

Proposal: Another problem (for real) with Institutionalize…

Timed Out. Passed 4-1 with two Deferential. Enacted by Clucky.

Adminned at 09 Dec 2006 13:59:38 UTC

IN rule 2.1.2, replace the first sentence with:

Occasionally, a student may make a GNDT comment of “Institutionalize XXXX: DICE10”, where XXXX is the name of an insane student, provided that student has not been named in a currently unresolved Institutionalize comment.

See my other post as to why

Proposal: The monster are coming again!

7-0. Reached Quorum.

Adminned at 08 Dec 2006 10:10:47 UTC

Create a new rule, enitiltled “Monsters”, with the following text:

There can be any whole number of Monsters outside the campus.  This is listed under the Thirst column in the Monster row. Whenever a student decreases eir own thirst, a new monster arrives outside the campus.

Any student may often make a comment of “Fight DICEX” in the GNDT, where X is the number of Monsters. This is considered a Strenuous activity. If the result of the roll is a 1, the number of monsters outside decreases by 1. Otherwise nothing happens.

Whenever the number of Monsters changes, if there are more Monsters than the number of non-Lost Students, then all Students lose Sanity equal to the number of Monsters.

Create a new row in the GNDT entitled Monsters. Set it’s Thirst column to 0.

Add the following to the list of Strenous activities:

* Making a comment of “Fight DICEX”.

Another problem with Institutionalize…

In rule 2.1.2 replace the first sentence with

Occasionally, a student may make a GNDT comment of “Institutionalize XXXX: DICE10”, where XXXX is the name of an insane student, provided that student has not been named in a currently unresolved Institutionalize comment.

This should prevent any issues like what happened today. (Thrawn already had a pending institutionalize before Chronos posted one)

Mercury in Aries

Do I understand correctly that Personal planets do not need to visit the signs in order?

Proposal: Not that easy

S-K.—Chronos

Adminned at 08 Dec 2006 09:59:39 UTC

In rule “Therapeutic Isolation”, change:

Each Student may occasionally attempt to relax by making a GNDT comment of “Relax DICE100”.

to:

Each Student may occasionally attempt to relax by making a GNDT comment of “Relax DICE100”. An institutionalized Student may make such Attempts often, but they are Strenuous for em.

In the same rule, change:

Any institutionalized student attempting to relax is no longer institutionalized.

To:

If an institutionalized Student attempts to Relax and eir Sanity is not reduced in consequence of the attempt, that Student is no longer institutionalized.

Add to the Strenuous Activities list:

* Attempting to relax, if the Student attempting it is institutionalized.

Eris in Aries

So it is.

Proposal: Make Chronos Phaenon Librarian

S-K.—Chronos

Adminned at 08 Dec 2006 09:14:53 UTC

Make Chronos Phaenon Librarian.

Jupiter in Scorpio

I know Clucky’s trying to unload Scorpio, but I think it would actually be easier for the anti-Cthulhu party to unload Pisces.  This would give them a day’s grace before Cancer presents a danger.  I’m not deliberately trying to get in the way, but am motivated by the super-conjunction described in the book of loss.  Not that I currently have a way of getting hold of that book, but a man can dream…

Back…

... I am. Quorum is still 8.

Venus in Taurus

Should’ve started unloading Scorpio earlier <_<

Sun in Cancer

This time it’s another day

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sun in Cancer

Proposal: The monsters are coming! Run for the hills!

S-K.—Chronos

Adminned at 08 Dec 2006 09:13:21 UTC

The reservoir water has taken it’s toll on the city of Arkham. Unspeakable horrors walk the streets by day, and unthinkable horrors walk the streets by night.  Now they have set their eyes on Miskatonic University, the only beacon of insanity in a futherly insane world.

Create a new rule, enitiltled “Monsters”, with the following text:

There can be any whole number of Monsters outside the campus.  This is listed under the Thirst column in the Monster row. Whenever a student decreases eir own thirst, a new monster arrives outside the campus.

Any student may make a comment of “Fight DICEX” in the GNDT, where X is the number of Monsters. This is considered a Strenuous activity. If the result of the roll is a 1, the number of monsters outside decreases by 1. Otherwise nothing happens.

Whenever the number of Monsters changes, if there are more Monsters than the number of non-Lost Students, then all Students lose Sanity equal to the number of Monsters.

Create a new row in the GNDT entitled Monsters. Set it’s Thirst column to 0.

Add the following to the list of Strenous activities:

* Making a comment of “Fight DICEX”.

Rules for Obtaining Books(Round 3)

Update:Promotional Rule removed.

The Tome of the Week is now the Book of Sponges.

1)The Librarian is not a Student for the purposes of these Rules, except where it explicitly says otherwise.  (This makes sure I can’t grant myself Tomes.)
2)A Tome is Available if there are more Copies of that tome than Students holding that Tome, including the Librarian.
3)There is a Tome that is the Tome of the Week.  The Librarian may occasionally change the Tome of the Week.  If the Tome of the Week is Available, any Student may acquire a copy of that Tome.
4)Whenever a Student becomes Lost as a result of the Soul Duel spell, the other Student involved in that Soul Duel may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice.
5)Whenever a Student casts a spell that lowers any Student’s sanity (including eir own) to below -100 and causes em to become Lost for that reason, the Student who cast the spell may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice per Student that becomes lost in this manner.
6)Whenever a Student casts a spell that raises any Student’s Thirst (including eir own) above 20 and causes em to become Lost for that reason, the Student who cast the spell may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice per Student that becomes lost in this manner, unless the Student who cast the spell recieves a tome from Rule 5 for the same Student-spell pair.

Proposal: They’re coming to take me away

2-7. Can’t be enacted w/o CoV.—Chronos

Adminned at 08 Dec 2006 09:13:50 UTC

Add a new Rule to the Ruleset.  Call it “Alien Abduction” and give it the following text:

There is a group of Aliens residing in the Moon’s Terrible core.  The Aliens are using materiel from this Dynasty as a reality TV show.  However, if at any time the number of Students on the Lost List is the same as it was a week ago, the Aliens get impatient, and take action to increase the drama and excitement; at this point, any Student may comment “Aliens: DICEN” where N is the number of non-Lost Students.  The Nth non-Lost Student on the List of Active Students has eir name added to the Lost List.

A little more help

When I enacted the proposal that made Thrawn an Admin, I didn’t realize I needed to change his member group as well. When Thrawn contacted me and I attempted to do so(by going to Admin and then editing member groups) it wouldn’t let me alter member groups(it said I needed to be a super admin).

So yeah, Thrawn doesn’t have his Admin powers yet. So can someone who has the powers to actually give Thrawn Admin powers do so?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Moon’s Terrible Core in Scorpio

Book of the Week pre-announcement

I will be changing the Book of the Week soon.  Anyone who still wants an Intermediate Guide should pick one up now.

Proposal: The moon’s terrible core

7-2. Timed out.—Chronos

Adminned at 07 Dec 2006 18:14:21 UTC

Add the following text to the rule entitled “Music of the Spheres”:

Those who gaze upon the Moon’s Terrible Core in all its blasphemous glory risk all that makes them human
Whenever a student makes a “Planet in Sign post” naming the Moon’s Terrible Core e shall lose 5 sanity

Uranus in Libra

Proposal: Tome Circulation

Timed out. Failed 2-3. Admined by Clucky.

Adminned at 07 Dec 2006 12:03:10 UTC

Thought I’d repropose this legally.

Add the following to the Ruleset, immediately before section 2.7.1:

A Student may give away eir copy of a Tome, if e can find another Student willing to receive it.  After this happens, the first Student no longer possesses the copy and the second Student possesses it (obviously).

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Proposal: A Tome No One Ever Sees

8-0. Timed Out.—Chronos

Adminned at 07 Dec 2006 07:55:19 UTC

Gods of Darkness, hear my call!

Add the following tome to the list under the subrule “Tomes”:

Tome of Loss (X copies, where X is the number of students on the Lost List)
Every student on the Lost List that does not have one gains a copy of this Tome. Every student not on the Lost List that has this tome has it removed from eir inventory. For the purposes of Nyarlothotep’s victory condition, this Tome does not exist.

Rebirth
* Circumstances: Every planet is in the same sign; the caster of this spell is Lost.
* Consequences: The caster of this spell has eir name removed from the Lost List, and is exempt from any conditions that would make em lost for one hour. The student then makes a post to the blog announcing eir return to earth. If after one hour the student would become Lost in any way, the student has eir name added to the Lost List.
Dark Gathering
* Circumstances: This spell has not been cast by any student in the past 48 hours; the caster of this spell is Lost.
* Consequences: The caster of this spell has eir Sanity increased by one, and eir Thirst increased by two.
Return to Innocence
* Circumstances: The caster of this spell has a Mythos greater than zero, and is Lost.
* Consequences: The caster of this spell has eir Mythos decreased by one, and eir Sanity increased by two.

Proposal: Not an almost Similar Proposal

6-0. Timed Out. Congrats, Saki, you’re now an Admin. I’ll send you the Admin’s password to the GNDT via EE message.

Adminned at 07 Dec 2006 07:49:46 UTC

While two active admins are certainly better than zero, more guarantees that one will look at least once a day. There wasn’t any way to say this particularly better either.

If at least half of the Admins for vote on this proposal vote FOR it and this proposal passes, then Saki is made an Admin.
If this proposal still passes, but fewer than half of the Admins who vote on it vote FOR it, then nothing happens.

Proposal: More Experiments 1.1

6-0. Timed out.—Chronos

Adminned at 07 Dec 2006 07:43:50 UTC

I get a little edgy about some of the material I write late at night, which is why I self-killed this the first time. This one in particular I had to reread three times, and then wasn’t quite sure if it was readable. Next time I won’t be so impulsive.

Add the following text to the rule “Scientific Experiments”:


This action may only be taken if the student has performed the experiment “Reservoir Water” within the last 24 hours.

When a student takes a drink water from the local water supply, e may also attempt to purify the water by posting a comment of “Purify: DICE20” to the GNDT with the following results:
* If the result is 12 or less, the experiment was successful and eir sanity remains the same instead of decreasing by one.
* If the result is 13-19, the experiment has failed and eir sanity is reduced by 2 instead of 1.
* If the result is 20, the purifying equipment has exploded! Eir sanity is reduced by 5 and eir thirst remains the same.

Also, add the phrase “Reservoir Water” to the top of rule 2.9.

Also also, replace all instances of expiraments in the ruleset with experiments.

A little help?

Im still discovering my new found powers. How do I turn a proposal from proposal to passed/failed? I can add an Admin comment, but can’t figgure that part out.

Thanks

Mars in Scorpio

Proposal: Fixing Great Old Ones

Timed out. Passed 5-0. Enacted by Clucky.

Adminned at 06 Dec 2006 12:27:42 UTC

I strongly dislike how one can change the Great Old One they are serving for free. I also dislike the idea of making it “often” or some other time related activity, because it reduces potential strategy. Thus I present the following possible fix:

Add the following to the end of Rule 2.12 but before Rule 2.12.1

If a student whishes to change the Great Old One they are currently serving, they must make a comment to the GNDT of DICEN DICEM where N is eir current mythos and M is the mythos of the Great Old One they are serving. If the result of the DICEN check is greater than the DICEM check, the student escapes free of harm. If the result of the DICEN check is less than or equal to the result of the DICEM check, the student must following “Leaving” instructions of the Great Old One they are currently serving. Either way, the student’s Great Old One is set to “-“ and e may change it to any other Great Old One free of harm.
If a student no longer fits the requirements to serve a Great Old One, then they are free to escape without the DICE check. If, however, a student no longer fits the requirements to serve a Great Old One and yet fails to make eir escape within twenty four hours, any other student may perform the dice check for em, and enforce the penalty if the deck check fails.

Add the following to the end of Rule 2.12.2

Leaving: Any student who wishes to escape the grasp of Cthulhu and fails the dice check gains X thirst where X is the result of the DICEM roll minus the result of the DICEN roll.
Mythos: 10

Add the following to the end of Rule 2.12.3

Leaving: Any student who wishes to escape the grasp of Nyarlothotep and fails the dice check must discard one tome of eir choice. If e does not currently possess a Tome, e must have eir mythos reset to ten(provided it is at least ten), and e loses X sanity where X is the result of the DICEM roll minus the result of the DICEN roll.
Mythos: 20

Add the following to the end of Rule 2.12.4

Leaving: Any student who wishes to escape the grasp of Azathoth and fails the dice check must roll a second DICE2. If the result of this dice check is a one, e stills escape free of harm. If the result of the dice check is a two, e is captured by Azathoth and has eir sanity reset to -60.
Mythos: 15

Time to sleep

Duke and patio11 have both fallen asleep. They actually did that a long time ago.

In other news, EE says that Dogfish last made a comment on Nov 30. But I looked through the last lots of comments couldn’t couldn’t find it. I figure I am just blind. Can someone point it out to me?

Sneak attack

Unidling, doing some adminning, Idling.

Jupiter in Libra

New player

Greetings fellow seekers after forbidden knowledge.

I hope I am doing this correctly; the last time I was in a Nomic we didn’t have any of these new-fangled blogs and wikis.

Saturn in Aries

Not once has this planet been observed since November.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Proposal: Two more tomes

Timed out. Passes 5-2. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 06 Dec 2006 08:27:57 UTC

Add the following Tomes to the list in Rule 2.7.1:

The Path of the Lost One (2 copies)
This tome cannot be Filched.
Posess
Circumstances:This spell may be cast often if there exists a non-Lost Student, and the Student casting this is Lost, has a Mythos greater than 4 and a Sanity greater than -100
Consequences:The Student casting this makes a comment in the GNDT saying “Posess XXX DICE5”, where XXX is the name of a non-Lost Student (the Victim).  If the result of the DICE roll is a 5, the caster loses 40 Sanity, and has eir name removed from the Lost List, and the Victim has eir name added to the Lost List.  Otherwise, the caster loses 20 sanity and half eir Mythos (round final Mythos down) and the Victim loses 5 Sanity and gains Mythos equal to the amount the Caster lost.
Memory Thief
Circumstances: This spell may be cast often if the Student casting it is Lost and has a Sanity greater than -100.
Consequences:  The Student casting this gains 1 Mythos and loses 5 Sanity.  Another Student loses 1 Mythos and 2 Sanity.
Tormented Spirit
Circumstances: This spell may be cast at any time if the Student casting it has a Sanity between -100 and -150.
Consequences: The Student casting this spell loses 5 Sanity.  A Student of eir choice loses 2 Sanity.  All Students carrying a tome with a title containing “Soul Magic” lose 1 Sanity.

Book of Fire(2 copies)
Fireball
Circumstances:The Student casting this spell has not taken any action to decrease eir Thirst in the last 96 hours(4 days).
Consequences:The caster’s Thirst is increased by 15, and e may not take any action to decrease eir Thirst in the next 96 hours.  E choses a Tome and a Student.  That Student loses eir copy of that tome, if e has one.
Sunstroke
Circumstances:The Student casting this spell has not taken any action to decrease eir Thirst in the last 96 hours(4 days).
Consequences:The caster’s Thirst is increased by 3, and e may not take any action to decrease eir Thirst in the next 96 hours.  Another Student’s Sanity is lowered by 3 and that Student’s Thirst is increased by 2.
Firestorm:
Circumstances:This spell may be cast if the Student casting this has a copy of the Book of Fire.
Consequences:The Student casting this spell gains 5 Thirst, loses eir copy of this Tome and may not take any actions to decrease eir Thirst for the rest of the Dynasty.  For each instance of a Tome copy in the GNDT,  e makes a comment “XX’s YY DICE2” where YY is the name of the Tome and XX is the name of the Student holding a copy.  If the result of the DICE roll is a 1, that Student loses eir copy of that Tome and the number of copies of that Tome in the Ruleset is permenantly reduced by 1, to a minimum of 0.

 

Mercury in Pisces

Eris in Pisces

I have an Onion calendar.  On Sundays, it has horoscopes, and today’s entry for Pisces is “Sometimes, there are things a friend is too nice to tell you.  Luckily, you don’t have any friends like that.”

Proposal: Fixes

Timed Out. Passed 6-0. Enacted by Clucky.

Adminned at 05 Dec 2006 05:46:20 UTC

Throughout the ruleset, change

becomes lost

to

has eir name added to The Lost List.

“Becomes lost” has been used a few times, and “has eir name added to The Lost List” is more correct.

Proposal: You can only relax so much

Timed Out. Passed 6-1 with one Deferential. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 05 Dec 2006 05:45:44 UTC

In Rule 2.1.1, change all instances of

If S+L is positive, the Student’s Sanity is set to (S+5)/2 (rounding up)

to

If S+L is positive, the Student’s Sanity is set to S+20 if it is less than -35, or (S+5)/2 (rounding up) otherwise.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Rules for Obtaining Books(Round 2)

Update:You can now gain tomes by killing Students by dehydration

1)The Librarian is not a Student for the purposes of these Rules, except where it explicitly says otherwise.  (This makes sure I can’t grant myself Tomes.)
2)A Tome is Available if there are more Copies of that tome than Students holding that Tome, including the Librarian.
3)There is a Tome that is the Tome of the Week.  The Librarian may occasionally change the Tome of the Week.  If the Tome of the Week is Available, any Student may acquire a copy of that Tome.
4)Whenever a Student becomes Lost as a result of the Soul Duel spell, the other Student involved in that Soul Duel may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice.
5)Whenever a Student casts a spell that lowers any Student’s sanity (including eir own) to below -100 and causes em to become Lost for that reason, the Student who cast the spell may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice per Student that becomes lost in this manner.
7)Whenever a Student casts a spell that raises any Student’s Thirst (including eir own) above 20 and causes em to become Lost for that reason, the Student who cast the spell may acquire an Available Tome of eir choice per Student that becomes lost in this manner, unless the Student who cast the spell recieves a tome from Rule 5 for the same Student-spell pair.

and one promotional Rule,

6)If this Rule has never caused any Student to gain a Tome, and a proposal passes which creates a new Tome, and that proposal was not written by the Librarian, then its author gains a copy of the Book of Water if e doesn’t already have one.

Mars in Aquarius

Mars joins the Party in Aquarius!

*wonders if that many planets in the same region of the sky will get cramped*

Proposal: Similar proposal

Timed Out. Passed 6-0. Enacted by Clucky.

Adminned at 05 Dec 2006 05:38:40 UTC

If at least half of the Admins for vote on this proposal vote FOR it and this proposal passes, then Thrawn is made an Admin.
If this proposal still passes, but fewer than half of the Admins who vote on it vote FOR it, then nothing happens.

Venus in Scorpio

Proposal: Inhabitant of the Lake, attempt 2

Timed Out. Passed 5-0. Enacted by Clucky.

Adminned at 05 Dec 2006 05:34:23 UTC

Add a new tome to rule 2.7.1

The Revelations of Glaaki(3 copies)
Whenever a student possessing a copy of The Revelations of Glaaki loses sanity from drinking from the local water suppy or performing an experiment, e may reduce the sanity of one other student by the same amount.

Proposal: We still need more Admins

Times out at 8-0. -Purplebeard
GNDT password mailed.

Adminned at 04 Dec 2006 08:02:17 UTC

If at least half of the Admins for vote on this proposal vote FOR it and this proposal passes, then Clucky is made and Admin.
If this proposal still passes, but fewer than half of the Admins who vote on it vote FOR it, then nothing happens.

We need more Admins, but I still think the current Admins should get in say in making sure Adminship doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
If the non-Admins who have some experience (like Thrawn, Me and Saki) all make a similar proposal, then hopefully a couple of us will pass and we won’t have an admin shortage

Proposal: Fixing my Stuff, Part 3

Times out at 6-1. -Purplebeard

Adminned at 04 Dec 2006 07:52:23 UTC

Add the following to rule 2.11

For Librarianship Elections, each students vote is multiplied by one plus their current mythos level. Lost students votes are multiplied by 0(and thus do not count). A Librarianship Election Passes if, after 48 hours, more than half the total votes are for it. Election fails if, after 48 hours, half or greater are against it.”

Proposal: More Experiments

Self-Killed. -Purplebeard

Adminned at 04 Dec 2006 07:51:23 UTC

Add the following text to the rule “Scientific Experiments”:


This action may only be taken if the student has performed the experiment “Reservoir Water” within the last 24 hours.

When a student takes a drink water from the local water supply, e may also attempt to purify the water by posting a comment of “Purify: DICE20” to the GNDT with the following results:
* If the result is 12 or less, the experiment was successful and eir sanity remains the same instead of decreasing by one.
* If the result is 13-19, the experiment has failed and eir sanity is reduced by 2 instead of 1.
* If the result is 20, the purifying equipment has exploded! Eir sanity is reduced by 5 and eir thirst remains the same.

Also, add the phrase “Reservoir Water” to the top of rule 2.9.

Also also, replace all instances of expiraments in the ruleset with experiments.

 

Going Idle (or sleeping or whatever)

Tell me if I missed something. Quorum drops to 8 again.

I’ll probably check in again tomorrow or even later today. If any of you could provide me with one or more of the following, that’d be great.

*A way of telling who hasn’t voted in the last 7 days
*An active admin or a proposal to that effect

Unidling to do some adminning

Quorum rises to 9.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sun in Aquarius

Five planets now dominate that region of the sky.

In other news, the moon is once again under attack!

GNDT needs an update

Great old ones are not listed anywhere on the GNDT.

Funny… we need an admin to fix it! Yet all the admins are gone. Teeheehee!

Moon in Aquarius

I see that Thrawn is attempting to summon the Tentacle God. What madness would have driven him to do such a thing?

Four of the six planets required to summon Cthulhu are still in place.

Venus in Cancer

Mars in Gemini

Now two for the price of one!

Neptune in Aquarius

Neptune is in stellium with Eris and Mercury.

We need more Admins

Twelve proposals are pending. 9 of them are over 48 hours old and all of these have all votes the same or Imperial. Could someone who can still make proposals please propose to make some more people admins?

Also, I think somethings wrong with the Lost List. I added Tommy, you can see it if you click edit or Preview, but when you save it doesn’t appear.