Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sticky Post: Story Post: Climax [Act 6]: A Plan Comes Together

Stewart snaps out of his narcotic haze with an inspired plan to save the day.

Target body count: 50

Note from Kevan: It looks like “sticky post” means “if this would be displayed on the front page, display it at the top” rather than “always display this at the top of the weblog”. Because this post was nearly two weeks old, it had dropped off the front page - I’ve changed the original post date from the 18th of April to the 30th of April to keep it in play. [Update: I’ve now changed it back.]

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sticky Post: Voting on Act 4

This is the voting post for Act 4.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Question…

After looking at the rules, I couldn’t find anything about victory conditions or voting of new rules... or have these been done away with?

New user

Hey, I’m also new here. I don’t think I’ll start playing this late in a dynasty, but I’ll definitely join the next one.

After a Clumsy Entry, a New Player joins

I’m Tuxhedoh, new to Nomic, but looking to learn. Please bear with me. I understand the current dynasty is close to it’s end, and look forward to the begining of the new one.

So… dynasty ideas

I will be supporting whoever has the best dynasty idea, so post away.

By “supporting” I mean that my votes will be biased towards them.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New player

Hello,
I Have just signed up and wish to take part in this game

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

He’s been seduced by Fresh Nomic

Gnauga goes idle. Quorum drops to 7.

Proposal: Finale, Part I; Let Dramatic Scribbling Commence

Reach quorum, 10-0. - Devenger

Adminned at 29 Apr 2009 13:03:53 UTC

Create a sub-rule to Rule 2.2 Acts, called ‘The Finale’, with the following text:

Once there are 6 Finished Acts, when the Producer creates an Act, he may add the keyword ‘Finale’ in the title to make the new Act the Finale. Once the Finale has been created, no more Acts can be created.

The Finale is not like a normal Act. Scripters posting Scenes for the Finale should write a Scene that single-handedly finishes the movie.

The Finale differs from a normal Act in the following ways:
- As scenes will not be compiled in chronological order when the Act is Finished, when writing a Scene a Scripter should write as if their Scene will be the only Scene in the Act. (This is because only the Scene that wins Best Finale Scene will be included in the production, as the ending of the movie.)
- No Target Body Count is given by the Producer for a Finale. The Act Finishing condition based on Target Body Count does not apply.
- Scenes have a Body Count of the Scene creation roll plus 10. (Note that a Scripter’s Popularity is still added to this roll, as Rule 2.6 Popularity.)
- The Finale’s Scene’s Scripts can exceed 50 words. They cannot exceed 100 words.
- Continuity claims should not be made about Scenes contradicting previous scenes in the Finale, as there are no continuity errors possible as any posted Scene is an independent ending.
- No wiki page is created when the Finale is Finished.

Part one. If this passes, I’ll post a victory condition defining proposal. But it doesn’t have to be this way - if you vote AGAINST it would be helpful if you said what you think needs to be different, or if you propose something better!

We’re all in this together, guys.

- The Producer

Proposal: Fair Play Shall Be Needed.  Not Should, But Shall.

Self-killed. - Devenger

Adminned at 29 Apr 2009 13:02:26 UTC

Replace the text of rule 3.6 Fair Play with the following text:

The following are BlogNomic’s rules of fair play. If any of the rules are found to have been broken, a proposal or CfJ may be made to remove the perpetrator from the game, and bar them from rejoining.

  * A single person shall not control more than one Scripter within BlogNomic.
  * A Scripter shall not “spam” the BlogNomic blog. What counts as spamming is subjective, but would typically include posting more than ten blog entries in a day, more than ten blog comments in a row, or posting a blog entry of more than 1000 words.
  * A Scripter shall not deliberately exploit bugs or unexpected behaviours in the software running the game (ExpressionEngine, MediaWiki or the GNDT).
  * Instead of deleting content from a blog post which has at least one comment, the content should either be struck through with

tags, or replaced with a link to a copy of the same content on the wiki.
  * A Scripter shall not edit their own blog comments once posted, nor those of any other Scripter.
  * A Scripter shall not edit the “Entry Date” field of a blog post.

Replacing important Shoulds with Shalls.  Because Should allows you to ignore these rules, mostly.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Proposal: We Can All See The Target Body Count

Reached quorum, 10-0. - Devenger

Adminned at 29 Apr 2009 13:01:32 UTC

In Rule 2.2 Acts, replace:

After 72 hours, or once the total of all the Act’s Scenes’ (excluding those that are Cut) Body Counts equals or exceeds the Target Body Count of the Scene, the Producer may declare the Act to be Finished, by posting a comment to the Drawing Board containing the phrase ‘That’s enough’.

with:

After 72 hours, the Producer may declare the Act to be Finished, by posting a comment to the Drawing Board containing the phrase ‘That’s enough’. Once the total of all the Act’s Scenes’ (excluding those that are Cut) Body Counts equals or exceeds the Target Body Count of the Act, any Scripter may declare the Act to be Finished, by posting a comment to the Drawing Board containing the phrase ‘That’s enough’.

Dev’s idea. Also, the original mentions “Target Body Count of the Scene”. I think they meant Act, not Scene.

Proposal: Quick Save

Reached quorum, 9-0. - Devenger

Adminned at 29 Apr 2009 12:59:42 UTC

Change the text:
““Posts” and “comments” refer only to those made to the BlogNomic weblog at blognomic.com”
in Rule 3 to:
““Posts” and “comments” refer only to those published to the BlogNomic weblog at blognomic.com”.

Quick Saving != Publishing.

What happened to IRC

I’ve figured out what was going on with the IRC channel, and in particular, why everything related to the channel started going wrong recently.

It seems that the channel #nomic was considered unused for sufficiently long that the channel was automatically dropped (returned to the control of people at large, rather than BlogNomic in particular); although I kept entering there, I was the only person, and had no official status within the channels, so the automated systems at slashnet concluded (incorrectly) that I was someone who wanted an abandoned channel for myself, as opposed to someone hoping the genuine occupants would come back. The channel’s been under nobody’s control in particular for quite a while, therefore (which is maybe why the page we were scraping before disappeared).

Anyway, I’ve now taken control of the channel (claiming territory for BlogNomic, hurrah), and taken steps to try to ensure that we keep the same channel long-term. blognomicbot, in addition to scraping the nick list, has now been given official status within the channel (even though it doesn’t actually /do/ anything), so it counts as being a legitimate user of the channel. Likewise, I’m currently on the official list (with full dictator powers to do anything; someone has to have those powers at any given moment, otherwise there’d be no way to pass them around). Therefore, unless something happens to me, it’s likely that we’ll have the channel for the near future, at least.

Still, it’s a pity that IRC was sufficiently abandoned that slashnet decided we didn’t use it any more. It would be a pity if that useful source of real-time discussion continued in disuse. The dynasty is apparently drawing to a close soon; for all I know, the next dynasty will be one where IRC is much more useful. (It’s certainly likely to be if I win it.)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Proposal: We Can All See The Clock

Self-killed, failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 28 Apr 2009 05:25:25 UTC

In Rule 2.2, replace “the Producer may declare the Act to be Finished” with “any Scripter may declare the Act to be Finished”.

We’ve got a suggested 72-hour timeout on acts, but they’ve been sitting around for over a week, lately. Maybe anyone should be able to close them, without even having to steal the Producer’s chair.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dear Admins, Some Help Please?

So DC just PMed me, saying that posts made via the “quick save” feature were invisible (which was odd, since I am not an admin, and he is). I checked it out, and they are invisible from the main page (though they ARE visible from the archives). So is there a way to remove the quick save function?

This Post Is Invisible?

According to DC, this post should be invisible, and we need to update the ruleset. Is it? Do we?

EDIT: Okay, this was invisible just a second ago.

Burning perhaps a little too bright

Tiger is idle. Quorum stays at 7.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Story Post: BONUS: Making Of documentary

Get goin’. (As Act 6 is unfinished, your attempts must be made about Act 6’s Scenes, for now.) How do you envisage Hero being rick rolled? How awesome was the many buildings exploding as Hero makes a rapid escape? How tall is Tall Girl, and does her height explain her propensity and talent for holding and throwing large, heavy objects? What car does Stewart drive? I hope your drawings reveal all…

- The Producer

http://blognomic.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ruleset#Bonus_Features

OFF-TOPIC: I have a very large proposal in the making, a possible endgame (a Finale Act, followed by voting, followed by bribery to change other people’s votes). The Dynasty will probably draw to a close in the next two weeks. So get clawing those important Royalties and points of Popularity (which do have influence in my concept).

Gill goes idle too

Gill_Smoke goes idle. Quorum drops to 7.

FiSH goes idle

Quorum remains 8.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Proposal: Suspension of Disbelief…Take 2

Timed out and passed, 2 votes to 1 with 6 unresolved Imperials. Josh

Adminned at 25 Apr 2009 01:00:01 UTC

Create a new rule called “Plot Holes”:

At any time while an act is in Development Hell for a reason other than Subliminal Advertising, any Scripter that has not submitted a scene for that act may take the act out of Development Hell by Suspending Disbelief.
In order to Suspend Disbelief, that Scripter must spend 3 Royalties and create a Scene (even if rule 2.3 Continuity would prevent it) that meets all of the following requirements:

* The script of the scene must contain a dialog or punchline in which the current state of the preceding uncut scenes is explained in a manner that does not contradict earlier uncut scenes.
* The scene must not contain subliminal advertising.
* If a Prop is used on that scene, the name of the Prop must be part of the explanation.
* If Theme Music is used on that scene, the explanation must be part of the lyrics (songs without lyrics can’t be used).

If the Scene fails to meet any of these requirements, it becomes cut immediately.

Whenever a scene that Suspends Disbelief remains uncut at the time the act that contains it becomes Finished, a Plot Hole is created.

 

Improved by Rodlen to clear up a SubAd problem.

IRC

Does anyone get on IRC anymore? Back in Arth’s dynasty, we did practically everything on there…

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Proposal: Sublime Minus Ridiculous

Timed out and passed, 7-2. Josh

Adminned at 23 Apr 2009 07:44:39 UTC

In Rule 2.10 (Subliminal Advertising), replace “When the Act is declared to be closed, any Scripter who has an uncut scene which contains subliminal advertising may declare the advertising. They should do so by posting a comment in the voting thread for that Act, outlining the nature of the advertising, and may claim 5 Royalties for doing so.” with:-

When the Act is declared to be closed, any Scripter who has an uncut scene which contains subliminal advertising may declare the advertising. They should do so by posting a comment in the voting thread for that Act, outlining the nature of the advertising. The Producer may award 5 Royalties to any Scripter who he feels has implemented a worthy piece of subliminal advertising, to a maximum of 5 Royalties per Scripter per Act.

In Rule 2.11 (Taking the Initiative), replace “(other than “Bonus Features”)” with:-

(other than “Bonus Features” and “Subliminal advertising”)

Reproposal with chair abuse ruled out. This does rely on Devenger being around occasionally, but only very occasionally (he can hand out the rewards at any time after the advertising has been declared).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Allispaul is idle

Quorum drops to 8.

Proposal: Disbelief your Suspensions (Dislexia With)

Timed out and failed, 7-4. Josh

Adminned at 22 Apr 2009 23:09:16 UTC

Create a new rule called “Plot Holes”:

At any time while an act is in Development Hell, any Scripter that has not submitted a scene for that act may take the act out of Development Hell by Suspending Disbelief.
In order to Suspend Disbelief, that Scripter must spend 3 Royalties and create a Scene (even if rule 2.3 Continuity would prevent it) that meets all of the following requirements:

* The script of the scene must contain a dialog or punchline in which the current state of the preceding uncut scenes is explained in a manner that does not contradict earlier uncut scenes.
* The scene must not contain subliminal advertising.
* If a Prop is used on that scene, the name of the Prop must be part of the explanation.
* If Theme Music is used on that scene, the explanation must be part of the lyrics (songs without lyrics can’t be used).

If the Scene fails to meet any of these requirements, it becomes cut immediately.

Whenever a scene that Suspends Disbelief remains uncut at the time the act that contains it becomes Finished, a Plot Hole is created.

 

Proposal: Sublimation

Self-killed -Darth

Adminned at 21 Apr 2009 08:16:03 UTC

In Rule 2.10 (Subliminal Advertising), replace “When the Act is declared to be closed, any Scripter who has an uncut scene which contains subliminal advertising may declare the advertising. They should do so by posting a comment in the voting thread for that Act, outlining the nature of the advertising, and may claim 5 Royalties for doing so.” with:-

When the Act is declared to be closed, any Scripter who has an uncut scene which contains subliminal advertising may declare the advertising. They should do so by posting a comment in the voting thread for that Act, outlining the nature of the advertising. The Producer may award 5 Royalties to any Scripter who he feels has implemented a worthy piece of subliminal advertising, to a maximum of 5 Royalties per Scripter per Act.

Maybe we should just have Devenger judge these.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Call for Judgment: Josh Sappin’ My Royalties

Reached a quorum of nine votes against. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 Apr 2009 12:56:03 UTC

In popular movies, anything simply referenced gains intense popularity. ET, for instance, famously boosted sales of Reeses Pieces greatly. The 2006 comedy ‘Night at the Museum’, which took place in the American Museum of Natural History, is credited for increasing visitors to the museum by 20% during the holiday season. This is called product placement. It also works for music. Songs and bands can be popularized by movies. It can also improve consumer awareness of the product, which is also encouragement.

Therefore, if this CfJ passes, the following action shall be taken:

Allow Gnauga to claim five royalties for his declared Subliminal Advertising.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Actually, I Think it Was Chuck This TIme.

Looks like “Rogue Admin” (AKA Bob) is back. Act 5 is… gone.

Voting: Act 5

The scenes from Act 5 can be found here.

If someone could wikify them then I’ll make the necessary edit.

Usurping the chair

As of 4:43pm GMT, I am Producer for one hour.

Gosh it’s like the season 4 finale of West Wing or somethin’

Proposal: “Then We Got the Bomb

Then Russia got the bomb, but that’s okay, because the balance of power’s maintained that way!  Oh, and said balance of power required this proposal to be SKed. —Rodlen

Adminned at 18 Apr 2009 21:32:57 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule titled “Who’s Next”,

There exists a GNDT section known as the “Countdown” section, for which all scripters have a value of -, save the NPC scripter “The Bomb”. There also exists an NPC scripter, who exists only in the GNDT, named (and known as) “The Bomb”. The NPC scripter known as “The Bomb” shall, in all GNDT sections except for the name and “Countdown” sections, have a value of -, and has no voting power or posting power, does not raise quorum, and does not count as a scripter for any rules other than this one. Should no proposals have been made for 48 hours when a hiatus has not been going on or no Blognomic posts whatsoever been made for 24 hours since the value for the “Countdown” section in the GNDT for “The Bomb” has last been decremented even if a hiatus has been going on, then it may be decremented by 1 by any non-idle scripter, who is required to make a story post describing this action. The “Countdown” value for “The Bomb” begins at 10. If the “Countdown” value for ‘The Bomb” is ever legally decremented to 0 or below, the most popular scripter (according to GNDT values) is considered to have achieved victory.

cuz we love peace and ‘brotherhood’.”


P.S. Anyone want to fix the spell check to accept “scripter” as properly spelled?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Proposal: How to Steal a Chair

Reached quorum, enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 18 Apr 2009 02:20:33 UTC

If a rule called “Taking the Initiative” exists, replace “higher than that of all other Scripters” with “higher than that of each other Scripter” in that rule.

If - between the previous proposal enacting, and this one enacting - a Scripter stole the Producer’s chair while having a lower Popularity than another Scripter, the Scripter who stole the chair shall have their Popularity reduced to -10.

Fixing an ambiguity in the previous proposal, and adding a disincentive against misinterpreting it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Proposal: Development Hell or High Water

Reached quorum, enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 18 Apr 2009 02:20:21 UTC

Enact a new Dynastic Rule, “Taking the Initiative”:-

As a daily Action, a Scripter whose Popularity is higher than that of all other Scripters may steal the Producer’s chair by posting a blog entry to that effect, and reducing their own Popularity by 1.

Upon doing so, that Scripter may consider themselves to be the Producer for the purpose of any Dynastic Rule (other than “Bonus Features”), for the next hour.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This Post Is In the Future!  AKA A Wakky Idea

I posted this on the 14th, to find out how Wakky made his invisible post.

EDIT: This is exactly how.  He posted it…IN THE FUTURE!  Date craziness.

EDIT: Moving to the 14th, commenting, moving to the 15th.

EDIT: Moving to 14th, but at a time after the comment was made.  To show time travel in action.

For Dimensional Stability!

Proposal: Campaign for Real Time

Reached quorum and passed, 8-1. Josh

Adminned at 15 Apr 2009 04:26:42 UTC

To Rule 3.6 (Fair Play), add:-

A Scripter should not edit the “Entry Date” field of a blog post.

Not sure if these edits are logged, off-hand, but let’s just pre-empt any possible scams or (pointless mucking around) that hinges on openly abusing the blog-post datestamps. (Wakukee and Rodlen are currently messing around with the blog functionality that allows posts to be timestamped in the future, meaning that they don’t show up until that point. Useful if you’re a blogger wanting to post stuff in your absence; less useful for a game of Nomic.)

Announcement: FiSH’s announcement of arrival

I am about to announce my arrival, as per the FAQ page:

“I have arrived.”

Having announced my arrival, I intend to make far fewer announcements because it would look very out-of-place and I’d rather stop messing around making official-looking announcements.  Hi

Ais523 idles out

Ais hasn’t posted anything for over a week, and is now idle. Quorum remains 8.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Story Post: As ais goes out, WAK makes his move back in.

Please unidle me. I think that I can have a good bit of honest fun in this dynasty : ).

The randomness… the freedom… the subliminal messaging... how can I resist?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ideas for the next dynasty

The end is probably near, so I am starting a post to determine ideas for the next dynasty.

My idea: a sequel to this dynasty (when the movie is actually filmed); the players are Actors and the emperor is the Director.

Story Post: History

I did some cleaning up and adding on to the History, in case anyone’s interested. I tried to give the Histories some conformity, and filled in as much as I could find about some of the previously unstarted History pages. If anybody can fill in the missing stuff (believe me, there’s lots), it would be greatly appreciated.

Proposal: Paper planes

S/Ked. Josh

Adminned at 13 Apr 2009 01:49:22 UTC

To rule 2.2.2, Climax Acts, add the following.

In a Climax Act, each Scripter may post a number of scenes equal to their Popularity, rounded up to the nearest whole number; a Scripter with a negative Popularity or a Popularity of 0 may post 1 scene. The script section of each scene may be no longer than a number of words equal to the Royalties of the posting Scripter, to a minimum of 15.

Add the following to rule 2.5, Best in Show Votes:

The Scripter of whichever scene is voted Best Scene in a Climax Act may declare victory.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tiger is also idle

Tiger goes idle. Quorum remains 8.

Proposal: More Funny

Met quorum and passed. Josh

Adminned at 13 Apr 2009 01:50:07 UTC

In Rule 2.2.3 Punchlines, change the text

A Punchline can only be added to a Scene if the Body Count of that Scene is 1.

to

A Punchline can only be added to a Scene if the Body Count of that Scene is less than 4.

We haven’t had Punchlines because the criteria for them is too strict. This way, we can start actually including them in Scenes.

Call for Judgment: Fix

Passed, 8-0. All scenes in the current Act that should be valid, are valid. Josh

Adminned at 15 Apr 2009 04:31:58 UTC

All comments on Act 5 that would have been valid Scenes had the words “Stunt-Cast a Scene by rolling an extra DICE3” been replaced with “Stunt-Cast a Scene by rolling an extra DICE12024” in the Ruleset shall be considered valid Scenes.

This seems the best way to address something we overlooked.

Proposal: It’s 50 Cent’s Agent Again

Reaches quorum and passes. Josh

Adminned at 13 Apr 2009 01:43:38 UTC

In Rule 2.2.1, replace “Stunt-Cast a Scene by rolling an extra DICE3” with “Stunt-Cast a Scene by rolling an extra DICE12024”.

Not sure how this got overlooked, but it’s been saying DICE3 for over a week.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Igthorn is idle

Igthorn went idle. Quorum dropped to 8.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Story Post: [Act 5] Hallucination

Noxious fumes have overwhelmed Stewart. Stumbling through surreality, he experiences many things…

Target Body Count: 67204

Trippier the better.

Inconsistencies and inexplicable events are NOT going to be considered continuity errors. Trying to leave the hallucination will ALWAYS be considered a continuity error.

Proposal: UP that tempo

Reached quorum, enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Apr 2009 06:59:05 UTC

In Rule 2.2.2 Climax Acts, replace the text ‘After the total body count of all Acts is greater than or equal to 600’ with ‘Once there are 5 Finished Acts’.

I think we may as well up the stakes, now that I’ve run out of stupid ideas (or so I thought?)...

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Long Coffee Break

Altharis hasn’t commented since the 25th of March, and Jeid since the 30th. They are both now idle, and quorum drops to 9.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Call for Judgment: Retroactivity of law fixes

Timed out with 7 votes against, and none for. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Apr 2009 04:06:45 UTC

This is a bit pre-emptive, but at some point, the proposal Fix (or something like it) should pass. If that happens before the current votes in the Act 4 Voting thread are counted, then we will have some votes that are illegal under the new law, and I’m having some problems parsing it.

That the nominations were legally passed is not in question, but can they be legally counted? The act of counting nominations is, after all, a separate from the act of casting them; the rule only says that “the Scripter (or Scripters if there is a tie) who receive the most valid votes in each category have their Popularity adjusted as specified, for that category,” but does specify that voting must be closed before this amendment can take place.

The position of this CfJ is that proposals should never be retroactive and should never affect the legality of an action already legally undertaken. If it should pass, then the following should be added to the glossary, under the heading Retroactivity:

A proposal may under no circumstances have any retroactive effect. If an enacted proposal does have an inadvertent effect on an existing, legally undertaken action, then that action is considered to be exempt from the provisions of the newly enacted rule.

If this CfJ fails then it may be assumed that there are some limited situations in which a rule can render an outstanding action illegal.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Proposal: Fix

Reached quorum with 9 votes in favour. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Apr 2009 02:33:14 UTC

Replace the following text in rule “Best in Show Votes”:

(A Scripter cannot vote on a Scene which didn’t use a Signature Prop, for “Best Use of an Signature Prop”; nor can they vote on a Scene which didn’t include Stunt Casting, for “Best Supporting Actor”.)

with:

(A Scripter cannot vote on a Scene which didn’t use a Signature Prop, for “Best Use of an Signature Prop”; nor can they vote on a Scene which didn’t include Stunt Casting, for “Best Supporting Actor”; nor can they vote on a scene which had no Punchline, for Best Original Punchline or Worst Original Punchline; nor can they vote on a scene which didn’t include Theme Music, for Best Music Arrangement.)

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Story Post: BONUS: Gag reel

I’m requesting some hilarious mistake mis-takes of any scene from any act you like, as per http://blognomic.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ruleset#Bonus_Features - please provide a wiki page section link to the scene you are rewriting for convenience’s sake.

Proposal: Blink and you’ll miss it

Timed out and passed. Josh

Adminned at 06 Apr 2009 00:08:08 UTC

My scene in Act 4 contained the following text:

Brigadier Unthank, Yellowstone’s perfect enforcer, perplexedly shouts “Inspector!” Confusion occurs locally as

The first letters of this word string spell out the words BUY PEPSI COLA. For increasing revenues through this subliminal advertising, Josh gets a bonus of 1 Popularity upon the enactment of this proposal.

Additionally, add the following rule to the ruleset, entitled Subliminal Advertising:

A Scripter may add subliminal advertising to their scenes. The manner in which they chose to do so is of their own choosing, but it must be present in the content of the scene, must be observable when pointed out, and must encourage the purchase of an actual, real-world product.

If a Scripter notices subliminal advertising in another Scripter’s scene before the Act is declared to be closed, they may raise a Continuity claim as per rule 2.3.

When the Act is declared to be closed, any Scripter who has an uncut scene which contains subliminal advertising may declare the advertising. They should do so by posting a comment in the voting thread for that Act, outlining the nature of the advertising, and may claim 5 Royalties for doing so.

Amend rule 2.3, Continuity, as follows:

If any Scripter feels that one or more Scenes in a non-Finished Act contradict a non-cut Scene in a Finished Act, or contradict an earlier non-cut Scene in the same Act, or contains subliminal advertising, he or she may call a halt to the scripting process by posting a comment on that Act that starts with an AGAINST icon, and the word “CONTINUITY!” in capital letters. The rest of this comment should explain which Scenes need to be dropped, and why. Upon doing this, the Act enters Development Hell.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Proposal: Lazy Casting

Quorum of for votes—Rodlen

Adminned at 03 Apr 2009 16:55:09 UTC

In Rule 2.2.1, replace “If the Actor is listed as dead, then the Scene must still be posted as a comment to the Drawing Board, but it is Cut immediately afterwards.” with:-

If the Actor is listed as dead, then the Actor shall be listed in the Script as “(someone like [name])” (where [name] is the Actor’s name), and the Scripter receives no Royalties for this scene.

Reproposing “Hepburnesque”, but with a zero-score for a dead Actor, rather than a mere -1 Bodies.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Phantom messages

Is anyone else getting told they have new private messages when they don’t? ExpressionEngine was telling me I had 2 new messages; it changed its mind shortly after, deciding I only had 1, but as far as I can tell, I don’t have any.

Proposal: A better stunt-cast fix

Cannot reach quorum with 9 votes against. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Apr 2009 06:58:52 UTC

For each Scripter who Stunt-Cast on Act 4, reduce that Scripter’s Bodies by the number they added to their scene’s Body Count due to the Stunt-Cast (without removing Bodies gained through other things such as the DICE5 roll or Popularity).

This is probably a better fix than the one I proposed in the CFJ.

Proposal: It does exactly what it says on the can (of worms)

Failed 13-1. Josh

Adminned at 03 Apr 2009 01:57:35 UTC

If the Proposal titled “The Wages of Death” failed, this Proposal does nothing.

Create a new rule called, “Cult or Bust”:

If no Acts have been created or marked as Finished during a continuous time period of 72 hours, the movie is said to enter Post-Production. When a movie is in Post-Production, no more acts can be created. At that time, any admin may Release it to the Theaters by following this procedure:

* Count all the Royalties of Scripters and multiply the total by the number of Acts: this number becomes the Production Cost.
* Add the Body Count of each act and multiply that by the sum of all Scripter’s Popularity: this number becomes the Fun Factor.
* If the Fun Factor is greater than or equal to the Production Cost, the movie becomes a Block Buster. Otherwise, it becomes a Cult Classic.

If the Movie becomes a Block Buster, the Scripter with the highest Royalties achieves victory. If it becomes a Cult Classic, the Scripter with the most Popularity Awards (no matter the category) achieves victory.

I am purposely not defining what happens in the event of a tie (at least not yet). I would say metadynasty, but I am sure that would have caused the proposal as a whole to get some negative votes from some players.