Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sticky Post: Story Post: Climax [Act 7]: Finale

In his invulnerable car, Stewart follows the ninjas back to their, and Man’s, secret base.

This is the Finale. Read the rules specific to the Finale here: http://blognomic.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ruleset#The_Finale

Monday, June 01, 2009

Voting Event #2

This is the second Voting Event.

Note that this is possible because Devenger has gone Idle. As per Rule 1.2 Contestants, Devenger does not count as a Contestant for the purposes of Subrule 2.1.3 Voting Events. By this logic, no Contestant has ever become an Outsider, so a new Voting Event may take place.

Bucky’s Go Fish

I still have the 7 sitting in my hand from last week.  *sigh*.

Bucky’s Fruit Picking

100% unnaturally raised, Bucky certified handpicked Kiwi fruit. Get ‘em before they stop wiggling.

It’s just too much.

I am idling.  Quorum remains the same.

Proposal: Write Your Own Diary

Failed 6-1—Rodlen

Adminned at 03 Jun 2009 13:54:21 UTC

In Rule 2.5 Dear Diary, change the text:

After making a diary entry the contestant must change his location to some room other than the Diary Room and may not set his location to the Diary Room again for 72 hours.

to:

After making a Diary Entry the contestant must change his location to some room other than the Diary Room and may not set his location to the Diary Room again for 72 hours. They must also add this Diary Entry to the wiki document “Diary Entries.”

Because you really ought to be adding your own Diary Entries to the wiki.

Qwazukee’s Go Fish

Today’s lucky number is 4, and well may it be.

Qwazukee’s Go Fish

Adminned at 31 May 2009 20:41:04 UTC

Today’s lucky number is 4, and well may it be.

Opps, started playing before I got to the Lounge. Just couldn’t wait for a nice game of cards.

Qwazukee’s Fruit Picking

I’m doing it right this time. Come and get your Kiwis.

Proposal: Idle Tactics!

Times out and passes 11-1 -Bucky

Adminned at 03 Jun 2009 11:49:46 UTC

Add a new subrule to the Rule entitled “Voting Events”  Call it “Take it like a man” and give it the following text:

Insiders cannot become Idle if a Voting Event has been started in the past 24 hours.

In the Rule entitled “In or Out”, change the text

legal values are blank, and the names of all non-Host Contestants.

to

legal values are blank, the names of all non-Host Contestants, and the names of Idle Contestants who have become Idle since the last time a Contestant became an Outsider.  If a Contestant’s Vote would ever become illegal, it becomes blank instead.

Add the following text to the end of the Rule entitled “Social Structure”:

If a Contestant becomes Idle, all Insiders who support that Contestant have their Support changed to the Support of the Contestant who became Idle.  If this would cause a Contestant to have an illegal Support statistic, that Contestant’s Support is instead reset to its default value.

The first change prevents a Contestant from hosing someone else by ducking out in the middle of a voting event and back in.  The second solves a problem with idling-induced illegal votes in a way that doesn’t make strategic self-idling directly abuseable.  The last change solves the same problem for Support, but in a way that disrupts the social structure as little as possible.

Proposal: Stirring the Pot Once More

Failed 5-3—Rodlen

Adminned at 03 Jun 2009 09:45:50 UTC

Create a new Dynastic Rule titled “Stirring the Pot” with the following text:

When a Contestant’s Location is set to ‘Kitchen’, as a weekly action, that Contestant may ‘Make Soup’. The Contestant makes a post to the blog entitled ‘Y’s Soup’ where Y is the name of that Contestant. The post must detail the color, obtained by rolling ‘COLOR’ in the GNDT, of the soup that the Contestant has created. Each Contestant may make a comment to the post once with a For icon symbolising that they have ‘Stirred the Pot’. Upon making the comment, that Contestant rolls COLOR in the GNDT. If the Contestant rolls the same color as the soup, that Contestant increases their Luck by 1, and rolls COLOR in the GNDT once more. If the color rolled is once again the same as the color of the soup, the Contestant has “Hit the Jack Pot” and increases their Fame by 2 and their Luck by an additional 1. When the number of For votes reaches Quorum, if they have not already done so, the Contestant who Made Soup may increase their Fame by 1.

Create a new subrule to Stirring the Pot titled “Soup’s Gone Flat” with the following text:

Whenever a Contestant has “Stirred the Pot” by commenting on a post more than 72 hours after it was created, that Contestant treats their corresponding COLOR roll as if it were “Burnt Siena.”

Includes the suggested fixes. Note that the GNDT automatically changes COLOR to COLOUR and rolls it, so that part is fine.

The concept is that Contestants are stirring in new ingredients to try to improve the Soup. If they roll the same color, they have done something to increase the Soup’s quality; if they roll a different color, they’ve obviously messed something up, so they derive no benefit.

Idleage

firefaux and Quazie go Idle.

Diary Entry - 05/31 Rodlen

I have ordered a bunch of food.  I hope a Cessna 500 fits in the fridge.

And good timing, too.  I doubt that the fruit is very good for our health.

*part of diary seems burnt out* is working *burnt* and Agent *burnt*ing the fruit.

I just fixed the camera above me, after the sparks started burning my diary.

Woo.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Story Post: [Flavour] Food order

I hear that your food has been ruined, so here’s a chance to order some more.

I have placed an order pad in the reward room; I’m interested in seeing what sort of orders you come up with (put them in the comments whilst in the Reward Room). If you aren’t allowed in the room, you’ll have to persuade someone else to write your requests down for you. (See, winning challenges is good for something!) There won’t be a charge for this, although if anything you request is too expensive we just won’t buy it.

smith’s Go Fish

Anybody have a 4?

Diary Entry - 05/30 smith

I finally got some sleep! I dreamed I was still in the bunker and all the contestants were digging new rooms, but not with shovels; we were eating our way through the substance which enclosed the bunker. I realized that we were inside a giant Tangelo. The Host was shouting “Eat! Eat! We’re running out of time - it’s turning rotten!”

Then I woke up, jumped out of bed and slammed into a wall that hadn’t been there before. This place is breaking me down. I heard Devenger and Kevan couldn’t take it anymore.

I’ve got to keep focused on the challenge. It’s difficult to decide how to play it. I’ll need to put two of my numbers in a safe range. I don’t want to fail this one.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Darn kids idling on my lawn

Devenger hasn’t commented or posted for over a week, and has been set idle, the silly fool. Quorum falls to 11.

I’m not exactly sure what happens now there are a bunch of illegal values in the GNDT. Have fun!

Nobody ever knew where he disappeared to once he was voted out. Some say he went back in time and fought in a phony war for a confused Orwellian state. Others still say he joined some sort of defence agency responsible for protecting the world from planar entities. They’re probably all lying.

Proposal: Sleep yourself to obscurity

times out 9-3 -Bucky

Adminned at 01 Jun 2009 12:12:12 UTC

In the Rule entitled “Deep Sleep”, change the text

they increase their own Looks by 1.

to

they may increase their own Looks by 1.

So that we don’t lose Fame for getting too much beauty sleep.

Proposal: No Double Plays

Passes 10-0. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 31 May 2009 20:29:25 UTC

In the Rule entitled “Voting Events”, change the text

24 hours after the post is created, the two Insiders with the most other Insiders Voting for them

to

24 hours after the post is created, if no Insider has become an Outsider since the post was created, the two Insiders with the most other Insiders Voting for them

Currently, if the Contestant who would otherwise be voted out hits a Quorum of votes during a Voting Event, the second-worst contestant automatically gets the boot while the votes of everyone switched to vote for the Quorum’d contestant don’t count.

Diary Entry - 05/29 Bucky

It’s been a rough few days.  On Wednesday, someone tampered with the fridge.  We lost almost all our meat.  The frozen food survived, including the chuck.  We also still have all our dry food.  I’ll make chuck&rice casserole until we get another food shipment.  That will get old fast, but the only real alternative is to eat the chuck and rice separately.

A lot of us -myself included- have been supplementing our rations with fruit from the indoor garden, with mixed results.  About a dozen meals have been lost between us to fruit-induced vomiting.  I have no clue what chemicals they’ve used to keep the plants healthy, but they aren’t as healthy for humans.  If someone’s acting strangely, it’s probably either the fruit’s fault or Rodlen.

I had a dream last night about the ol’ BuckyStar Café.  I wonder how Mel’s handling things now that I’m gone.  I thought the show would only take a few weeks to film, but it’s been almost a month now with no end in sight.  *sigh*.  Perhaps I’m more homesick than I think.

Story Post: [Challenge] Reverse Auction

Time for another challenge!

To have any chance of succeeding at this challenge, you need to PM me a message with nothing but three different integers which are each from 0 to 100 inclusive. Only the first such message from any given player will count; I’ll ignore any further ones. Also, this challenge ends on Monday, so you have the weekend to meet it. A “unique” number is a number that exactly one Contestant submits this way.

  • To succeed at this challenge, at least two of your three numbers must be unique numbers (it’s OK if they all are, but two out of three is good enough).
  • To become the Champion of this challenge, you must be the person who submitted the lowest of all the numbers that is both a) unique amongst all Contestants, and b) submitted by a Contestant who succeeded at the challenge. (So if contestant A submits 1, 2, 3, contestant B submits 1, 5, 7, contestant C submits 2, 3, 6, and contestant D submits 4, 8, 9, contestants B and D succeed, and contestant D becomes the champion because 4 is the lowest unique number there, and it was submitted by someone who succeeded; even though A didn’t succeed, A saying 1 still prevents B’s 1 from being unique.)
  • This challenge ends on Monday, when I’ll announce the results.

I remind the contestants that every failure removes $10,000 from the prize fund, so you may want to discuss your strategy before sending the PMs (the comments to this post would be a good place). Remember, though, nothing forces people to actually do / have done what they claim they’ll do / have done here!

Friday, May 29, 2009

[Flavour] The outside

[Title sequence.]

Host
Welcome back to Reality TV! Today, I’m going to show you some of the contestant’s diary entries.

[Diary entries play]


[Outside. There is a beach; on the sea, a container ship can be seen receding into the distance, and the wreckage of a tower crane is clearly visible. A cameraman is setting up a camera.]

Hostess
I was wondering when you’d get here. I’ve been stuck here for weeks now, wondering when the show would start. And without even a cameraman to set things up!
Cameraman
Well, I’m here now. Sorry, I was busy with another programme.
Hostess
I wonder when the first contestant’s going to arrive? I’m not entirely sure I properly understand this “reverse reality TV” idea. And what a mess there is here; I don’t get why they dug that hole and dropped that container in anyway…
Cameraman
Well, I understand the idea easily enough; the contestants arrive one at a time, and I think the public have some say as to who arrives first.
Hostess
I’m not even entirely sure what the rules are!
Cameraman
Well, you’ll just have to make some up. Or ask the contestants for ideas, I suppose; that’s always fun. Also, we should be able to link up with another reality TV show, to do joint challenges and other such events. It’ll be fun!
Hostess
And you know the worst of it? I have absolutely no idea where I am!

The diary-room camera has never worked. However, when I went down to the camera run; I found a few Polaroid photos; it seems the cameraman has been resourceful about such things, or maybe he took “cameraman” rather too literally. The graphic artists back at the TV company HQ did a good job trying to get the lips to move in sync with the words, though, so hopefully nobody will notice.

Proposal: Stirring the pot

Failed 6-1—Rodlen

Adminned at 31 May 2009 09:21:06 UTC

Create a new Dynastic Rule titled “Stirring the Pot” with the following text:

When a Contestant’s Location is set to ‘Kitchen’, as a weekly action, that Contestant may ‘Make Soup’. The Contestant makes a post to the blog entitled ‘Y’s Soup’ where Y is the name of that Contestant. The post must detail the color, obtained by rolling ‘COLOR’ in the GNDT, of the soup that the Contestant has created. Each Contestant may make a comment to the post once with a For icon symbolising that they have ‘Stirred the Pot’. Upon making the comment, that Contestant rolls COLOR in the GNDT. If the Contestant rolls the same color as the soup, that Contestant increases their Luck by 1, and rolls COLOR in the GNDT once more. If the color rolled is once again the same as the color of the soup, the Contestant has “Hit the Jack Pot” and increases their Fame by 2 and their Luck by an additional 1. When the number of For votes reaches Quorum, the Contestant who Made Soup may increase their Fame by 1.

Create a new subrule to Stirring the Pot titled “Soup’s Gone Flat” with the following text:

Whenever a Contestant has “Stirred the Pot” by commenting on a post more than 72 hours after it was created, that Contestant treats their next COLOR roll as if it were “Burnt Siena.”

The concept is that Contestants are stirring in new ingredients to try to improve the Soup. If they roll the same color, they have done something to increase the Soup’s quality; if they roll a different color, they’ve obviously messed something up, so they derive no benefit.

A Secret Door

I go idle. Quorum is unaffected.

Story Post: Voting Event #1

This is a Voting Event.

Call for Judgment: Rotten Fruit Ruining My Life

Quorumed, with 13 for to 1 against -Bucky

Adminned at 30 May 2009 10:20:58 UTC

In Rule 2.10.1 Rotten Fruit, change the text:

that Contestant treats whatever DICE roll they roll as if it were a 10.

to:

that Contestant treats their next DICE roll for the Fruit Effects Table as if it were a 10.

This is simply a clarification of the existing Rule, so I can CfJ it.

This is clearing up the Rule so that it can’t be interpreted as applying ad infinitum. Otherwise, it might be interpreted as “All of a Contestant’s future DICE rolls count as 10s.”

Diary Entry - 05/28 Qwazukee

I had the craziest Dream last night! I was on Mars, that I was sure of, but I couldn’t quite figure out what I was doing. I seemed to be speeding across the surface of the planet at insane speeds. I was drag racing! But there was some small element I was missing, something on the tip of my tongue . . . tip of my tongue . . . tasting . . . food? Eating? Moon Cheese? All of a sudden, some General dressed in military gear appeared, named Amnigalaxy or something, and demanded that he was a gourmet. Of course! As the dream faded away, I was left wondering whether anyone else has had such strange dreams.

I feel tired from all that Gourmet Drag Racing On Mars. . . .

A clarification?

How would people feel about a proposal that did the following?

Add after the first sentence of Rule 2.5:

For example, if the Character Claude_Monet posted a diary entry on the first of January the proper title would be: Diary Entry - 01/01 Claude_Monet

I still don’t quite get why this rule is so confusing as written, but since it has spawned two CfJs, neither of which clearly solve the problem, a rule based fix seems in order, but I need to understand the confusion to fix the problem. Notably, this example shows what I think the rule already says, since the outermost quotes contain the required title language and “Name” and “mm/dd” are defined terms in the rule.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Story Post: “Diary Entry - “05/27” “spikebrennan”

Expression Engine
Says a post must have body.
So here are three lines.

Huh? A carrier?
Damn, that thing is freaking huge.
How’d it get in here?
—-
Stench of rotten fruit
Permeates the whole bunker.
Who’s got the Lysol?

yuri_dragon_17’s Go Fish

What a great game. Does anyone have any 2s?

Proposal: I randomly found my freedom

Adminned at 29 May 2009 21:59:09 UTC

Create a new rule “Random Encounter”,

As a weekly action, whenever a Contestant changes their Location, they may make a comment in the GNDT of “Random Find” followed by a DICE20 roll. If the result of the roll is less than or equal to the the added luck of each Contestant in that location, the Contestant who made the roll has Found Something Strange. The next time that Contestant makes a Diary entry, they may include a description of what they found in that location. If they do, they may increase their Fame by 1 or their Luck by 2.

Failed 7-4—Rodlen

yuri_dragon_17’s Fruit Picking

I *LOVE* cherries! Dig in!

diary entry 05/27 Psychotipath

I don’t understand this at all. I’ve been standing in the kitchen for absolutely ages and still no one has tried cooking. I actually managed to send an order for ingredients out but when they arrived I discovered that after Wakukee’s attempt to make everything work water now comes out of the gas rings on the stove and all the ordered food required cooking before eating the fridge however turned out to be where the gas ended up so all the food had to be thrown out. The bill has been sent to the host as he is the only one with any money. I fear however that this may require it to come out of the prize fund. Oh well at least I tried.

For those who care the bill for enough food for the number currently present runs to £672.

Story Post: Chicken: The Results

The random cutoff time I selected for the first challenge was: Tue May 26 09:59:54 UTC 2009

Therefore:
Psychotipath, Bucky, Qwazukee, delta, Kevan, yuri_dragon_17, Oze, Darth Cliche, Darknight, Rodlen, arthexis, Yoda, and SingularByte Succeed at this challenge; all other contestants Fail.
SingularByte is the Challenge Champion, chickening out less than an hour before the cutoff time.

However, there is a twist. 13 Contestants succeeded; the other 9 failed. And for each challenge failure from now on, we’re going to remove $10,000 from the prize fund.

Therefore: The Prize Fund now stands at $910,001.

The successful Contestants may now enter the Reward Room.

Proposal: There is such a thing as being too thin

Passed 8-4.  Lets see…changes the first sentence…to the same first sentence.  ...Erm…wow.  Bad mistake. —Rodlen

Adminned at 29 May 2009 21:52:49 UTC

Change the first sentence of rule 2.11 from:

Each Contestant has a numerical statistic called “Looks”, tracked by the GNDT, which determines the relative attractiveness of the Contestant in regards to other Contestants. New Contestants and Unidling Contestants with no Looks shall set their Looks to 5.

to:

Each Contestant has a numerical statistic called “Looks”, tracked by the GNDT, which determines the relative attractiveness of the Contestant in regards to other Contestants. A Contestant’s Looks is always an integer from 0 to 20 inclusive; any action that would cause a Contestant’s Looks to exceed 20 instead causes that Contestant’s fame to decrease by 1. New Contestants and Unidling Contestants with no Looks shall set their Looks to 5.

It seems silly that continuing to work out can make people more attractive ad infinitum. In addition, being too attractive, or too obsessed with being attractive, can make the viewing public like a Character less.

TAE’s Fruit Picking

Oranges. Bright, juicy oranges. Just the thing to remind you that you could be outside on a beautiful summer day, but instead you are cooped up in a reality TV bunker. =)

Diary Entry - 05/26 TAE

I am still trying to get used to the pace of life around here. It seems like everyone just sits around doing nothing for 95% of the time and then in a burst of activity does a dozen things in an hour. I figure it must be the isolation getting to us all. That, and the rampant insomnia - it seems like no one is able to sleep around here! Oh well, I seem to have eaten all of the fruit in the kitchen; maybe I will go pick some more. The grow lamps in the garden seem to be the closest any of us are getting to real sunlight, hopefully some exposure will help re-set my biological clock and I can finally take a nap.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Diary Entry - 05/27 Rodlen

Well, my search of the crates came up with some good things.  Some more microwavable meals.  A few snacks as well.  Frying pan.  A few assorted tools.  Some of that “Bonk!” energy drink.  A first aid kit.  I also found some old computer games.  Also, I found someone called “yuri_dragon_17” hiding in a crate, doing creepy things.  That was an…interesting...experience.

However, the most interesting thing I found was a key.  A shiny black key.  Rather large one.  The host snatched it out of my hands very quickly, though.

I brought the things I found up, and used the tools to adjust the TV so we could get the DDA Entertainment Channel.  I love that “Adventures of High Command” show.  Hilarious.  Heh.  I still remember the days when High Command used to change our name over and over and over again.

Well, Bucky seems happy to see the new frying pan.

For Dimensional Stability.

Proposal: You’re going down

Vetoed. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 28 May 2009 15:31:47 UTC

Create a new rule “Downstairs Boogie”,

As a weekly action, a Contestant (known as the Boogie Man) can attempt to lock another Contestant (the Victim) in the Basement by making a comment in the GNDT with the text “Trapping X” where X is the name of the Victim. The Boogie Man and the Victim need to be located in the same room, or the attempt fails automatically. Then, the Boogie Man makes a roll of DICEX, where X is their Looks. If the result is greater than the Victim’s Fame, the attempt succeeds and the Victim’s location is changed to the Basement.

As long as there is exactly one Contestant in the Basement, that Contestant may not change their own Location.

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Proposal: Deep Sleep

Quorumed 12-3. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 28 May 2009 11:03:06 UTC

Create a new Dynastic Rule titled “Deep Sleep” with the following text:

Whenever a Contestant has been in the Bedroom for 6 consecutive hours or more (and is still in the Bedroom), as a weekly action, that Contestant may “Sleep” by making a comment in the GNDT of “Sleeping” and a roll of DICE10. The Contestant then takes the roll to the ‘Sleep Effects Table’ below. If the dice roll is 1, the effect in the row titled ‘1’ is applied; if the dice roll is between 2 and 5 inclusive, the effect in the row titled ‘2-5’ is applied; if the dice roll is 6 or 7, the effect in the row titled ‘6-7’ is applied; if the dice roll is 8 or 9, the effect in the row titled ‘8-9’ is applied; and if the dice roll is 10, the effect in the row titled ‘10’ is applied.

Sleep Effects Table:
1 The Contestant gets just enough Beauty Sleep; they increase their own Looks by 1.
2-5 The Contestant enjoys getting a good night’s rest. Nothing happens.
6-7 The Contestant has a fantastic rest away from the craziness of the bunker. The Contestant increases their own Luck by 1.
8-9 The Contestant has a vivid Dream. If the Contestant discusses this Dream in their next Diary Entry, then they may increase their Fame by 1 after making that Diary Entry.
10 The Contestant has a Nightmare. They reduce their Luck by 1, unless this would reduce their Luck below 0, in which case they reduce their Looks by 1 (to a minimum of 0).

Proposal: ADVARTIZEMANT campaigns

Fails 2-13. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 28 May 2009 11:01:17 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule, titled Advertisements, with the following text:

As a weekly action, the Host may start an Advertisement Campaign.  To do that, he must make a post to the blog with the word “Advertisement” in its title.  Each Contestant may make a comment to the post once with a For icon symbolising that they have ‘Been Noticed’. Upon making the comment, that Contestant rolls DICEX in the GNDT, where X is the highest current Fame plus 1.  If that contestant rolls above their own Fame, he gets one Fame.

Might as well have one purely for Fame…

Proposal: Rotten Fruit

Quorumed 12-3. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 28 May 2009 10:55:42 UTC

Add a new subrule, 2.10.1 titled “Rotten Fruit” with the following text:

Whenever a Contestant has “Eaten Fruit” by commenting on a post more than 168 hours (1 week) after it was created, that Contestant treats whatever DICE roll they roll as if it were a 10 .

Because eating old fruit is not good for you.

Qwazukee’s Fruit Picking

This is the corrected version of “Qwazukee’s Picking Fruit.” The tangelos are still legit, though.

Bucky’s Go Fish

Today’s lucky number is 7.

[Flavour] Filming

Cameraman
What with the new rules changes you’re planning, I’m pretty sure we’ll have someone voted Out soon. I’m going outside to set up the camera.
[The cameraman disappears off into the camera run.]
Host
Wait, how did you get outside? You could at least have told me before leaving…
[The Host goes into the camera run, and sees that the cable has fallen out of the camera in the indoor garden, but it is otherwise unharmed and still broadcasting. He plugs the cable back into the camera.]
TV announcer
We can now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.
Host
Welcome back to Reality TV; I apologise for the technical hitches we’ve been having, but everything seems to be working again now. The scene is largely as we left it; Darknight, Darth Cliche, and Influenza are still in the garden. They seem to be discussing an earthquake, or explosion, or something like that; nobody seems to know exactly what happened, although I’m sure they’ll have fun trying to find out! Whatever it was, it seems to have been pretty violent; the floor is covered in fruit. At least they have something to eat now!
Well, we’re coming to the end of our program; I apologise for not being able to bring you as much coverage as we’d hoped. Hopefully, everything will work more smoothly on our next episode. Until then, see you later!

Working the cameras doesn’t seem that hard after all; I should come down here more often. On the other hand, now the cameraman’s gone, who do I have to talk to? Maybe I should try to get some of the communication wires to the outside world working; after all, the camera signal gets out somehow, there should be a phone line here or something…

B Recognises Blognomic

As Ambassador for B I am obliged to tell you that B Nomic has recognized Blognomic as Neutral. Congratulations.

Proposal: Voting events, proposal version

Timed out -Darth

Adminned at 27 May 2009 17:42:45 UTC

Add a subrule to rule 2.1, with the title “Voting Events” and the following text:

If either no Contestant has ever become an Outsider, or at least 6 days have elapsed since the last time a Contestant became an Outsider, and there is no ongoing Voting Event, any Contestant may start a Voting Event by making a Story Post stating this. 24 hours after the post is created, the two Insiders with the most other Insiders Voting for them count as Nominated Contestants for the purpose of that Voting Event (all of the Insiders involved in a tie for the top-two-most-voted places become Nominated Contestants, if there is one, meaning that more than two Insiders can become Nominated). The Popularity of each of the Nominated Contestants for that Event is then calculated as follows, by starting at 0 and adding/subtracting the following modifiers:

  • +10 for each point of Fame that Contestant has;
  • +1 for each point of Looks that that Contestant has;
  • +3 for each point of Luck that that Contestant has;
  • +5 for each Insider who Supports that Contestant;
  • -12 for each Insider who is Voting for that Contestant.

The Nominated Contestant with the lowest Popularity then becomes an Outsider; if there is a tie for lowest Popularity, all Nominated Contestants involved in that tie become Outsiders. (The fact that someone may have been Nominated in one Voting Event is irrelevant for all other Voting Events.)

Voting events

Add a subrule to rule 2.1, with the title “Voting Events” and the following text:

If either no Contestant has ever become an Outsider, or at least 6 days have elapsed since the last time a Contestant became an Outsider, and there is no ongoing Voting Event, any Contestant may start a Voting Event by making a Story Post stating this. 24 hours after the post is created, the two Insiders with the most other Insiders Voting for them count as Nominated Contestants for the purpose of that Voting Event (all of the Insiders involved in a tie for the top-two-most-voted places become Nominated Contestants, if there is one, meaning that more than two Insiders can become Nominated). The Popularity of each of the Nominated Contestants for that Event is then calculated as follows, by starting at 0 and adding/subtracting the following modifiers:

  • +10 for each point of Fame that Contestant has;
  • +1 for each point of Looks that that Contestant has;
  • +3 for each point of Luck that that Contestant has;
  • +5 for each Insider who Supports that Contestant;
  • -12 for each Insider who is Voting for that Contestant.

The Nominated Contestant with the lowest Popularity then becomes an Outsider; if there is a tie for lowest Popularity, all Nominated Contestants involved in that tie become Outsiders. (The fact that someone may have been Nominated in one Voting Event is irrelevant for all other Voting Events.)

So in other words: the people in the bunker nominate two or more people for the general public to vote about, and the general public vote them out of the bunker.

Qwazukee’s Go Fish

13 Black: Unlucky for some. . . .

Actually, I’ll take it stirred this time.

Tuxhedoh goes idle. Quorum drops to 12. Whee! My 1’st idle.

Call for Judgment: Evidently, Not Good Enough

Passed 10-3—Rodlen

Adminned at 29 May 2009 22:02:52 UTC

Any post made by a Contestant while in any room other than the Diary Room is not a Diary Entry, and never can be.

It was actually really hard to phrase this acceptably. This is in response to arthexis’ last “Diary Entry,” which was made outside of the Diary Room. Under the terms of the CfJ immediately before this one, arthexis’ entry might have been considered a legitimate Diary Entry, as an “indisputable attempt.”

Monday, May 25, 2009

Diary Entry - 05/24 arthexis

What the hell is going on now?! Was that just an earthquake this morning? No, not at all, that felt like an explosion in the outside! But… how do I know that? Have I been close to explosions previously in my life? This place is indeed a bunker, I’ve made sure to check every sealed door and window, we are quite a bit below the ground. Are we some sort of post-apocalyptic survivors? Or maybe some kind of test subjects? Are we better down here or up there?

It doesn’t matter, staying here will not reveal who I am. I need to know why I’m here, and what’s my past. I have to go to the outside even if it’s the last thing I do. Today I went to the gym to exercise, make sure that I am still on shape, just in case it’s needed… and I have a hunch it will be. Outside, here I come!

Proposal: You Are the Weakest Link . . . Goodbye!

Vetoed - Qwazukee

Adminned at 25 May 2009 11:08:12 UTC

Create a new Dynastic Rule titled “auf Wiedersehen” with the following text:

At the beginning of each week (Monday), at the time 00:00:00 UTC, the Insider with the most Votes becomes an Outsider. Only one Insider may become an Outsider this way each week, unless there is a tie in the number of Votes. If 2 or more Insiders have the same number of Votes at 00:00:00 UTC on Monday, then all such Insiders become Outsiders.

Qwazukee’s Picking Fruit

Got some tangelos. Come and get ‘em while they’re ripe.

Bucky’s Fruit Picking

Tangelos are served.  Please refrain from swindling other fruit-eaters.

Yoda’s Fruit Picking

Grapes for all!

Diary Entry - 05/24 Yoda

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Diary Entry - 05/24 smith

Must stay focused on the challenge, but feeling a little weird because of the all fruit diet - I don’t think the walls were pulsating when I first got here. Earlier today, I was about to split my kiwis with the other smiths who came out of the kitchen drain but then Yoda showed up. He was like twenty feet tall and shouting gibberish, so we ran for it. I hope the others made it. I’m hiding out in the Diary Room until the coast is clear.

smith’s Fruit Picking

There is a bowl of fresh picked kiwi’s in the kitchen with the note “Please ask before taking—smith”

[Flavour] Filming

[Greatly improved title sequence.]

Host
Welcome back to Reality TV! Today, we’re bringing footage from the brand new indoor fruit garden.
Darknight’s just arriving; it seems he’s back in the bathroom. He doesn’t look all that happy to be in here, but he seems to have been busy participating in tactics talks with the other players. Presumably, he’s here to win. arthexis is busy asking a lot of trivial questions; he seems to have been the first to forget he’s on a reality TV show. Always nice to see the true side of someone coming through. Darth Cliche is acting stupid, but I think it’s a ruse to get the other contestants off their guard; maybe he’s just trying to confuse arthexis further, or maybe he’s got slightly confused by the side-effects of the fruit in there. (I see the contestants have been at the fruit a lot; possibly that’s a bit unwise, I’m not quite sure how edible it all is, although the prop guys assure me there’s nothing life-threatening there. Besides, they’re running out of other things to eat.) Influenza seems to be enjoying his stay here; he’s been sunbathing (well, flourescent-lamp-bathing) in the garden for hours, so I think this is an enjoyable holiday for him.

[Massive crash; the floor heaves as if there was an earthquake, although there is little sign of an aftershock; the fruit trees shake and fruit and leaves fall onto the ground; arthexis’ chair collapses.]
[Camera shows colour bars for a moment, then static.]


TV announcer
We apologise for the technical problems we’re having with today’s prime-time program Reality TV. While we work to restore the connection, here are some replays of this morning’s lawnmower race.
TO BE CONTINUED…

Don’t worry, nobody was hurt. Although most of our stuff is broken, and it seems it’ll take a while to fix. (So annoying too, the cameras were broken this morning and we only just got them working in time for the programme…) And the speakers are emitting some sort of annoying high-pitched whining sound. But what on earth just happened?

Call for Judgment: Good Enough

Quorumed 12-0. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 25 May 2009 22:28:57 UTC

The Ruleset contains very specific Rules for the titling of Diary Entries. Thus, several Diary Entries (5 that I’ve counted) don’t actually qualify as Diary Entries due to very minor titling issues. If this CfJ passes, allow all entries that are clear, undisputable attempts at Diary Entries to be counted as Diary Entries.

Because I don’t want to exclude things for reasons like “Didn’t capitalize an E” and “accidentally mistyped the month.”

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Proposal: Tying your rival

Quorumed 12-0. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 25 May 2009 22:22:03 UTC

In the Dynastic Rule called “Confrontation”, change the text

Whichever Rival rolls the higher number is declared the Fight Victor; the Rival with the lower number is the Fight Loser.

to

Whichever Rival rolls the higher number is declared the Fight Victor; the Rival with the lower number is the Fight Loser.  If both Rivals rolled the same number, they both gain 1 Fame and the Confrontation ends with no further effects.

This makes a tie the inverse of a double no-show.  Currently, the result of a tie is undefined.

Proposal: Bending the Rules

Failed 10-4—Rodlen

Adminned at 25 May 2009 18:59:17 UTC

Add a new rule to the ruleset called “Playing with Fire” and give it the following text

There is a status in the GNDT called “Conscience” which is either “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” and is Not Guilty by default.

If an insider’s conscience is “not guilty” and all the other contestants (if they exist) in the room that he is in support him, he may set his conscience to “Guilty” and preform any daily action an additional time. (regardless of the last time he preformed such an action).

Every time a filming occurs, if a contestant’s conscience is “guilty” and he is in the same room as the filming, he loses one fame instead of gaining one. Immediately after the filming occurs, all contestants consciences are set to not guilty.

[Flavour] Filming

[Slightly toned-down title sequence; the rough edges indicate it was clearly modified in a hurry.]
Welcome back to this double episode of Reality TV! Today, we bring you footage from the gym and the lounge.
firefaux is busy working on the exercise bike; I’m not sure if he’s being public-spirited and helping us to generate electricity, or just looking for something to sit on. smith is trying to play single-player table tennis whilst reciting the digits of pi; he’s obviously getting a lot of exercise running round and round the table, although the ball keeps falling off. yuri_dragon_17 is on the rowing machine; it seems as though he’s had a rough day, and is trying to calm down.
Meanwhile, in the lounge, many of the contestants are sitting on the sofa chatting. Kevan is busy staring into a camera; wait, that’s the cameraman [camera turns around to point in the correct direction]. Ah, that’s better. Kevan is busy staring into the camera run, trying to figure out where the cameras are. spikebrennan is busy discussing poetry with Yoda; spikebrennan’s poetry sounds beautiful, but it’s Japanese so I don’t understand it, and Yoda seems to be into nonsense verse, which is actually rather soothing to listen to. Devenger is sitting on his own; many of the other contestants seem rather suspicious of him. Maybe he’ll be the first to be voted out. tuxhedoh is there too, I know people were trying to persuade him to vote for Devenger earlier, but I’m not sure if he was convinced.
Ah, the first Challenge has been announced, the topic of conversation’s changed now. We’ve installed a big red button for people to press so that they can chicken out; everyone’s ignoring it for the time being, but no doubt we’ll see many presses of it later. And here’s a new contestant arriving; welcome Clucky! Whoops, look at the time, we have to go.
See you next time!

Yes, this post is for yesterday too.

Story Post: [Challenge] A game of chicken

Welcome to Reality TV‘s first challenge! This one is a simple game of guessing and daring.

I have chosen a random time (to be precise, a random second) which is on either Monday or Tuesday next week (i.e. in about 2 or 3 days’ time). I’ll keep it secret until the challenge ends.

  • To succeed at this challenge, post a comment to this blog post stating that you’re chickening out, some time before the random time I’ve determined. The time of the comment is the time that matters.
  • To become the champion of this challenge, be the last person to post a comment stating that you’re chickening out before the random time I’ve determined. Only the first chickening-out comment counts; if you make more than one, it’s the first that counts for the purpose of determining who’s the challenge champion.
  • This challenge ends on Wednesday, when I’ll reveal what the random time was, and therefore who’s won.

Good luck, everyone!

Incidentally, the rather large time range is to reduce the impact of timezones on the result of the challenge. And the delay before starting’s to give everyone a chance to read the rules.

I’m Back

wassup blognomic? (aka can someone unidle me? where by “someone” I mean “myself”?)

Proposal: Putting the Host in his place

Fails (timed out) with 11 :against: and only 1 :for:

Adminned at 25 May 2009 12:21:19 UTC

Set the Host’s Status, Vote Support, Fame and, if either exists at the time of this proposal, Luck and Looks to blank.

Add a new room to the list of rooms in rule 2.3 called the “Control Room.”

Add the following language to the end of Rule 2.3:

The Host, and only the Host, may occupy the Control Room

If the proposal “The Host has entered the Bunker” fails, set the Host’s location to the Control Room

The last sentence attempts to implement what seems to be an emerging understanding Rule 2.6 “Hands Off,” namely that the Host lacks any of the attributes created by the ruleset, except, possibly location.  This proposal then essentially serves as a referendum on whether that is the general interpretation.

Proposal: The Host has entered the Bunker

Vetoed - Bucky

Adminned at 23 May 2009 13:49:20 UTC

Add the following text to the end of Rule 2.3(The Bunker) and Rule 2.7(Rewards)

The Host is considered a Contestant for the purposes of this Rule and its subrules.

The Host can enter rooms and use the abilities of Rewards.  Not much to say here.  Note that the Abilities of Rewards can’t affect the gamestate yet.

GNDT mis-vote fixes

As per the powers given to us in 1.7 Gamestate Tracking, I fixed some errors I saw in the gamestate. Devenger was turned into an Outsider by the change of two votes, both of which I think were illegal: my vote was changed to Devenger, despite the fact that my support was also Devenger, and ais523’s vote was changed even though, as Host, he is excluded by most rules, including 2.1.2

(Also note, that I changed my vote and Devenger’s vote accidentally while fumbling with the GNDT. It has a will of its own, sometimes. I fixed those mistakes.)

Proposal: Confrontation, Fix 2

Passes with 12 :for: and 0 :against:—Wakukee

Adminned at 25 May 2009 09:22:18 UTC

Change the sentence in the rule Confrontation that reads “If one Rival is a No-Show, they are declared the Fight Loser, and the other Rival is declared the Fight Winner” to

If one Rival is a No-Show, they are declared the Fight Loser, and the other Rival is declared the Fight Victor.

I accidentally changed from Victor to Winner here; without this change, the winner of the confrontation cannot gain any fame.

Proposal: Picking Up the Pace

Vetoed. -Qwazukee

Adminned at 24 May 2009 18:15:51 UTC

Add a sub-rule to the rule In or Out? entitled Voting Out:

Once per week, and not more often that once every 72 hours, any contestant may make a post saying that they are commencing a Vote Out. Any and all other Contestants may comment on a post containing the name of one other contestant. Voting ends when at least a Quorum of Contestants have commented on that post. Whichever Contestant’s name appears most frequently in the text of the comments when voting concludes becomes an Outsider.

Call for Judgment: Mis-misvoting

Passes 12-0. TAE and Tuxhedoh are the only ones who need to be reverted, which I’ll do now. - Qwazukee

Adminned at 26 May 2009 18:35:50 UTC

Actually two problems here, but one’s already been challenged and reverted in the GNDT so I might as well CfJ it:-

  • The Misvote rule says that you can only correct Misvotes “if at least 72 hours have elapsed since the last time a Contestant became Out”. No contestants have yet become Outsiders, but Qwazukee feels he can start correcting Misvotes because “Infinity is longer than 72 hours”. This would require that a Contestant became Out at the beginning of time, which was not the case.
  • He also seems to think he can change multiple Votes at once, despite misvote-correcting being a daily action (which even has example text of “therefore, each Contestant may only change one other Contestant’s Vote per day”).

Action to be taken: set TAE, Tuxhedoh and Yuri’s votes to blank (unless, in each case, that Contestant has changed their own Vote since this CfJ was made).

Diary Entry- 4/23 Darknight

Bout time people stopped flooding this room, sheesh. Anyway, been here afew days now, managed to team with some people. I’m not one for long speeches so I’ll make this quick. Some of the guys are good teammates, some seem like I should get rid of them asap, and others…. well, they’ll prob be their own down fall.

Before I go, I must ask one thing. Do you know the definition of a windjammer?
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Well, its the agonizing screams of a trapped turd. I’ll be here all month.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Proposal: Luck

Timed out. Passed with 12 :for: and 2 :against: , with 7 supporting the optional rule, meaning that it too passes. BTW, I am going to assume that Qwazukee intended for luck to be tracked in the GNDT.—Wakukee

Adminned at 25 May 2009 08:41:12 UTC

Create a new Dynastic Rule entitled “Luck” with the following text:

Each Contestant has a Luck score, representing the amount of natural luck that Contestant has in their life. Each Contestant’s Luck starts at zero.

Create a new Dynastic Rule entitled “Go Fish” with the following text:

When a Contestant’s Location is set to ‘Lounge’, as a weekly action, that Contestant may play the card game ‘Go Fish’. The Contestant makes a post to the blog entitled ‘Y’s Go Fish’ where Y is the name of that Contestant. In the post, the Contestant includes one and only one number from 1 to 13, inclusive. Each Contestant may make a comment to the post once with a For icon symbolising that they have ‘Gone Fishing’. Upon making the comment, that Contestant rolls DICE13 in the GNDT. If that Contestant rolls the same number that is in the post, that Contestant increases their own Luck by 1. When the number of For votes reaches Quorum, the Contestant who played ‘Go Fish’ may increase their Fame by 1.

If at least half of the counted votes on this proposal included the text “It’s better to be lucky than . . . not,” then create a new Dynastic Rule entitled “Putting Luck to Good Use” with the following text:

A Contestant may “Press My Luck” at any time by decrementing their own Luck by 1, so long as this does not reduce their Luck below 0. When the Contestant decides to “Press My Luck,” they may treat any one of their own DICE rolls as if they had rolled 1 more or less than they actually did. Whenever they do this, the Contestant must make a Story Post explaining the miraculous event that took place, which somewhere describes what the DICE roll was and what it is now being treated as. The Contestant may not change the new DICE value once the Story Post has been made.

Note that the Press My Luck cannot stack, and the DICE roll can only be treated as 1 different no matter how many Luck are spent.

Diary Entry - 05/23 Qwazukee

I’m feeling good!

The fruit in this garden is delicious! I’ve seen a few guys crawling to the bathroom like they’re ill, but I don’t understand why; I could hardly enjoy this fruit more. I’ve had a couple epiphanies; I can see that Oze is voting against me, so I thought, “Hey! Treat others as you would want to be treated.” So I figured, I would want Oze to support me, so I should support him! Hey! I feel great about this decision.

In fact, I’m feeling a bit hyper. I might just run back over to the gym.

Bucky’s Fruit Picking

Hey look!  I found Oranges!  (ignore any references to corpses, including this one)

Qwazukee’s Fruit Picking

Eureka! Kiwis!

Rodlen’s Fruit Picking

I found some tangelos for dimensional stability!  And stomach stability too, I hope.

Diary Entry - 05/23 Rodlen

I’m going to need a bigger gun.  Plan is working.  DDA uniform hidden.  BuckyStar Cafe reopened here.  Heh.  I remember that crazy dimension’s one.  And is that the interdimensional equivalent of Mr. Smith?

Found the basement.  Just crates in there right now.  Will open crates soon, for dimensional stability.

I wonder why High Command sent me on this mission.

Diary Entry - 05/22 yuri_dragon_17

Today I snuck down into the indoor garden to see if any fruits were ripe. I saw a lemon tree and remembered that one time I ate an entire lemon and felt awful. I decided to show how manly I was by doing this awful thing, so I picked a basket and brought it out. I gathered a bunch of the others and quickly ate two whole lemons, demonstrating how impressive I am. Boy, was that a mistake. I ran to the biffy and immediately filled the toilet with the contents of my stomach. The others were *NOT* impressed.
When I came out of the toilet, Influenza brought up some cherries. I popped a few into my mouth to get rid of the nasty taste… I suppose I should have known better. Influenza’s (coincidence?) fruits caused me to vomit violently again.
Then came devenger with a bag of oranges. I thought, 3rd time’s a charm, and ate one. Then I saw a huge swarm of rats in the bag (devenger says I was seeing things), instead of oranges and freaked, running and screaming all over the bunker, crashing into lamps (sorry Wak) and then I collapsed on the floor of the kitchen.
When I came too, I realized some of the guys had drawn all over my face :(
I’m going to have to do better next week, but for now, I think I’ll get some sleep.
What a day.

Darth Cliche’s Fruit Picking

HI EFFERIONE! II SFÖUND SÖM ÅRÅNGES!

“Hey everyone! I found some oranges!”

Influenza’s Fruit Picking

The cherries here are delicious, or at least, I think they’re cherries. I found a bush in the Indoor Garden, between the two tall oak trees, anyone wanna try some?

yuri_dragon_17’s Fruit Picking

Yum yum yum. I’m picking lemons. Who wants some!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Proposal: This goes straight to the “Best Of” video

Quorum’d FOR (15-0)-Bucky

Adminned at 23 May 2009 20:29:01 UTC

Create a sub-rule “Diary Room Footage” under rule “Dear Diary”:

There exists a wiki document called “Diary Entries” which contains a chronologically ordered list (for oldest to newest) of Diary Entries and nothing else. At any time, if the content of a Diary Entry post does not exist in the Diary Entries document, any Contestant may add the content of said post to the document, as long as the chronological order of the posts is maintained within the document. This document may not be modified in any other manner.

 

You’ve all written some quite amusing diary entries, so it’s fair that we somehow archive them for posterity. Maybe we can do something with the document too.

Bucky Burgers are served!

Join us in the Lounge for BuckyStar Café‘s specialty burgers.  Due to rationing, we can only have one burger each.  I made a few extras, though, so I’ll leave them on a tray and turn my back while they mysteriously disappear.

Proposal: Elimination Chamber

Vetoed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 May 2009 16:12:35 UTC

Add “Elimination Chamber” to the list of rooms in Rule 2.3.

Proposal: Unnecessary Way to Come Back

Timed out. Enacted by Clucky.

Adminned at 23 May 2009 13:42:09 UTC

Remove the text “Whenever a proposal is enacted, if the Contestant who authored it is at that time an Outsider, that Outsider becomes an Insider; the admin who enacts the proposal is responsible for updating the GNDT accordingly.” from rule 2.1 “In or out?”.

We don’t want perfectly good proposals failing just because they are made by an outsider.  Also, if someone resigns at least 24 hours before their proposal passes, they get an easy 1 fame.

Proposal: MY good looks only increases MY fame

Timed out. Passes. Enacted by Clucky.

Adminned at 23 May 2009 13:41:44 UTC

If the proposal “Say that to my muscles” fails, this proposal does nothing.

Change the text “the Contestant who has the highest Looks amongst them increases their Fame by an additional 1” in the rule “Exercise Regime” to “that Contestant receives 1 extra Fame”.

Proposal: I Want Out

Timed out. Failed by Clucky

Adminned at 23 May 2009 13:37:00 UTC

Add to the Rule called “In or out?” a new subrule entitled “Claustrophobia”.  Give the subrule the following text:

An Insider may set himself to Out at any time.  This action is called Resigning.  A Contestant who has Resigned in the last 24 hours cannot become an Insider.

Proposal: Challenges

Timed out. Passes 14-1. Enacted by Clucky

Adminned at 23 May 2009 13:35:05 UTC

Add a dynastic rule called “Challenges” with the following text:

A Challenge is a competition between contestants; only one challenge may be ongoing at a time, and thereafter is finished. When a challenge finishes, each Contestant has either Succeeded or Failed at that Challenge; in addition, if any contestant Succeded at the challenge, one contestant who Succeded at the challenge is its Challenge Champion.
Unless there is an ongoing Challenge, the Host may create a Challenge by publishing a story post with [Challenge] in its title, which contains the following information:

  • What causes a Contestant to Succeed at the Challenge (all other Contestants Fail at it);
  • Which Contestant will become the Challenge Champion if any Contestant Succeeds;
  • Under what circumstances, or at what time, that Challenge finishes.

A Challenge becomes ongoing when created; the Challenge finishes when specified in the Challenge, and the Contestants who Succeeded at it, and who Failed at it, and the Challenge Champion, are determined as specified by the Challenge. Then, the Challenge Champion gains 3 Fame (the Host is responsible for updating the GNDT accordingly); in addition, the Host may change the owner of one Reward to the Challenge Champion.

Despite rule 2.3, Contestants cannot change their Location to the Reward Room unless there has been at least one Challenge, they were Contestants at the time of the most recent Challenge, and they Succeeded at that Challenge.

Add “Reward Room” to the list of rooms in rule 2.3.

It looks like people are getting bored in the bunker. A bit of friendly televised competition should help to make things a bit more interesting.

[Flavour] Filming

[Inappropriately flourescent title sequence.]

Host
Welcome back to Reality TV. Sorry for the late scheduling, we were delayed by extended coverage of the International Tiddlywinks Championship. As you can see, tonight we’re showing footage from the bedroom; it looks like Darknight, Kevan, and Yoda are asleep in there.
Given that this place is a bit empty… and, um, the contestants aren’t being all that interesting at the moment… let me tell you a bit about how this place is set up. As you see ([presses button]), every now and then the beds move around at random. This is because it’s funny seeing people wake up in the middle of the night and walk into a wall. Also, we have alarms to force everyone to wake up in the morning; but I won’t test those now because the contestants need their sleep.
Viewers, don’t forget to phone in with your suggestions for the show. If they’re good enough, you may see them happen, right here on Reality TV!

Diary entry - 05/21 Bucky

Dear Dairy:
The rest of the fish got thrown out today.  There was nothing I could do about it.  On the plus side, Wakukee (I think) got the dishwasher working, so Oze and delta won’t have to hand-wash everything.  Psychotipath stumbled on another package of hamburger buns, so I’m making Bucky Burgers tonight.  We’ll see how that goes.

I’ve also been playing a lot of table tennis with Smith.  I have this killer serve which scores nine times out of ten.  Usually for my opponent.  Smith has a slightly less killer serve, and as a result plays a better game overall.  I’m improving fast, though, and should be able to beat him in a month or so.  I’ve got the first-order game down (hit the ball).  Now I just need to get my second-order game straight (hit the table with the ball).

Story Post: Diary entry - 05/21 Spikebrennan


As I once promised
I shall write my di-a-ry
In this haiku form.

This stinky bunker
Does not have cherry blossoms.
And it smells like feet.

But the ruleset here
blossoms like the sakura.
Nomic poetry.

What’s with these people?
Preening for the camera…
Really kind of sad.

Proposal: Say that to my muscles

Adminned at 23 May 2009 13:31:56 UTC

Create a new rule “Exercise Regime”:

Each Contestant has a numerical statistic called “Looks”, tracked by the GNDT, which determines the relative attractiveness of the Contestant in regards to other Contestants. New Contestants and Unidling Contestants with no Looks shall set their Looks to 5.

As a daily action, a Contestant in the Gym may exercise by making a comment in the GNDT of “Exercising” and a roll of DICE7. If the result of the roll is equal to or smaller than the number of times the Contestant has exercised in the past 7 days, their Looks are increased by 1.

Whenever two or more Contestants have their Fame increased at the same time, if exactly one of those Contestants has more Looks than each other of those Contestants, the Contestant who has the highest Looks amongst them increases their Fame by an additional 1.

Set the Looks of each Contestant to 5.

If at least half of the counted votes on this proposal included the text “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, after this proposal becomes enacted each Contestant has a 72 hour period to make a single roll of DICE3 on the GNDT and add the result to their Looks.

 

Timed out. Passes 10-6. Enacted by Clucky.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fruit

Kevan, you think you can fix FRUIT in the GNDT so that it black-highlights as well? Feel free to add more fruit types too, can never have too many fruits.

Proposal: Reward Removal

Quorumed -Darth

Adminned at 22 May 2009 15:29:45 UTC

Add the following sentence to rule 2.7 Rewards:

As a weekly action, the Host may remove any Reward from the list of Rewards, as long as said Reward has no Owner and no Ability.

Proposal: Confrontation Limitation

Passes with 13 :for: and 0 :against:—Wakukee

Adminned at 22 May 2009 14:22:46 UTC

If there is a rule entitled Confrontation, add the following sentences to the end of the rule:

A Confrontation can not be proposed more than twice a week, and not more frequently than once every 48 hours. Contestants who are Outsiders before a Confrontation is proposed cannot be involved in that Confrontation.

Also, add the following sentences to the end of the rule entitled “Social Structure”:

When an Insider becomes an Outsider, their Support is set to “-”. An Outsider cannot change their Support or have it changed by another Contestant.

This should fix the issues.

Proposal: Viva la Revolution

Veto of a s/k—Wakukee

Adminned at 22 May 2009 14:19:57 UTC

Add the following to rule 2.1 (In or Out):

If, at any time, the number of outsiders is equal to or greater that twice the number of insiders, then all outsiders have their “status” value in the GNDT set to “In”, and all insiders have their “status” value in the GNDT set to “Out”. This is known as an Uprising. Whenever an Uprising occurs, the Fame of all Outsiders (before the Uprising) is increased by one, and the fame of all Insiders (before the Uprising) is decreased by one. An uprising cannot occur more than once a week. More than once uprising a week is bad for the ratings. Also, we don’t want anyone bashed to a bloody pulp too often. Our lawyers aren’t that good.

“Arise, my outsider bretheren! We have two men for every one of them! Join me and take back the fame that is rightfully ours!”

Proposal: Confrontation

Passes with 11 :for: and 2 :against: (Timed out)—Wakukee

Adminned at 22 May 2009 14:15:40 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule entitled Confrontation:

If two Contestants have their Vote set to each other, they are Rivals. If both of the Rivals are Leaders, then one of the Rivals may create a Story Post stating that he/she is challenging their Rival to a Confrontation. Within 72 hours of the Confrontation being announced, both Rivals must roll DICEX where X is equal to the number of Followers the Rival has. Whichever Rival rolls the higher number is declared the Fight Victor; the Rival with the lower number is the Fight Loser. If one of the Rivals does not roll a DICEX within 72 hours, that Rival is a No-Show.

If one Rival is a No-Show, they are declared the Fight Loser, and the other Rival is declared the Fight Winner. If both Rivals are No-Shows, each lowers their fame by 1.

The Fight Victor gains 4 Fame. The Fight Loser gains 2 Fame and then becomes an Outsider, unless they are a No-Show, in which case they lose 1 Fame and then become an Outsider.

 

Proposal: In the Green Room.

Passes with 9 :for: 2 :against: and 3 :imperial: (timed out)—Wakukee

Adminned at 22 May 2009 14:19:23 UTC

Add a new Dynastic Rule called ‘Picking Fruit’:

When a Contestant’s Location is set to ‘Indoor Garden’, as a weekly action, that Contestant may ‘Pick Fruit’. The Contestant makes a post to the blog entitled ‘Y’s Fruit Picking’ where Y is the name of that Contestant. The post must detail the type of fruit, obtained by rolling ‘FRUIT’ in the GNDT,  that the Contestant has found. Each Contestant may make a comment to the post once with a For for icon symbolising that they have ‘Eaten Fruit’. Upon making the comment, that Contestant rolls DICE10 in the GNDT, and takes the roll to the ‘Fruit Effects Table’ below,if the dice roll is 1, the effect in the row titled ‘1’ is applied, if the dice roll is between 2 and 5 inclusive, the effect in the row titled ‘2-5’ is applied, if the dice roll is 6 or 7, the effect in the row titled ‘6-7’ is applied, If the dice roll is 8 or 9, the effect in the row titled ‘8-9’ is applied, and if the dice roll is 10, the effect in the row titled ‘10’ is applied . When the number of For votes reaches Quorum, if they have not already done so, the Contestant who Picked Fruit may increase their Fame by 1.

Fruit Effects Table:
1   The Contestant has a hyper rush, and can perform one daily action of their choice one more time that day than they would otherwise be able to”
2-5 The Contestant enjoys eating the tasty fruit. Nothing happens.
6-7 The Contestant eats the fruit, and has a hallucination. The Contestant increases their own Fame by 1
8-9 The Contestant eats the fruit, and has an epiphany. The Contestant may change their Support.
10   The Contestant eats poisoned fruit, and has an upset tummy. The Contestant must change the Location statistic of any Contestant in the Bathroom to the Lounge, and change their own location to the Bathroom.

So uhh, fruit? TL;DR : Pick fruit, get people to eat it, interesting stuff happens. Please vote FOR!

Proposal: Good riddance, Puck

Adminned at 22 May 2009 14:12:03 UTC

Part 1:

If there exists a rule entitled “Social Structure”, then add a subrule to it with the following text:

Grudges.
There is a GNDT column called “Grudge” whose legal values are the names of all non-Host Contestants.  A Contestant is said to have a Grudge against any one or more Contestants named in eir Grudge column.  A Contestant may not simultaneously have a Grudge against, and Support, a particular other Contestant: if any change in Gamestate required or permitted by the Ruleset would, but for this sentence, cause a Contestant to simultaneously have a Grudge against, and Support, a particular other Contestant, then the Grudge will exist and the Support will revert to its default value).

Part 2:

Change the sentence in the rule “Social Structure” that presently reads:

A Contestant’s Support defaults to the Contestant immediately below them in the GNDT, skipping the Host, with the bottom Contestant defaulting to the top Contestant.

so that it reads:

A Contestant’s Support defaults to the Contestant immediately below them in the GNDT, skipping the Host and any Contestant whom the Contestant has a Grudge against, with the bottom Contestant defaulting to the top Contestant.

Deliberately omitting the mechanics of how one can acquire or lose a Grudge.  This can be fleshed out later.

Fails with 10 :against: and 5 :for:

Proposal: Quorum housekeeping

Passes 16 :for: and 0 :against:—Wakukee

Adminned at 22 May 2009 14:10:32 UTC

In Rule 3.3 “Keywords”, rewrite the text that presently reads:

Quorum is equal to half the number of Contestants, rounded down, plus one.

so that it reads:

Quorum is equal to half the number of Contestants, rounded down, plus one.  If a Rule or other Gamestate document refers to a Quorum of some subset of Contestants (such as a Quorum of Contestants who share a particular Gamestate attribute, but excluding all other Contestants) then Quorum is equal to half the number of Contestants who share that Gamestate attribute, rounded down, plus one.

There’s a reference in Rule 2.1.1 to a “Quorum of Insiders”, which is a concept that is not presently defined in the ruleset.

Proposal: Attention Seeking Behaviour

Vetoed -SingularByte

Adminned at 22 May 2009 01:42:44 UTC

change

If a Contestant is in the Diary Room he may make a diary entry by making a post on the main page with the title “Diary Entry - “mm/dd” “Name”” where “mm/dd” is the month and date of the post as recorded in the sidebar and “Name” is that Contestant’s name. The body of the post should describe something that happened to the Contestant during the day and/or how the Contestant is feeling. After making a diary entry the contestant must change his location to some room other than the Diary Room and may not set his location to the Diary Room again for 72 hours.

to read

If a Contestant is in the Diary Room he must make a diary entry by making a post on the main page with the title “Diary Entry - “mm/dd” “Name”” where “mm/dd” is the month and date of the post as recorded in the sidebar and “Name” is that Contestant’s name. The body of the post should describe something that happened to the Contestant during the day and/or how the Contestant is feeling. After making a diary entry the contestant must change his location to some room other than the Diary Room and may not set his location to the Diary Room again for 72 hours.

Proposal: Out of sight out of mind

Quorum’d, 14-0.

Adminned at 22 May 2009 13:13:09 UTC

To the end of rule “In or Out” add

If a Contestant remains Out for more than a week they lose 1 fame per week that they remain Out.

 

Snow on cherry blossoms

I will write haiku
As I sit in the bunker.
Please unidle me.

Proposal: Quick Fix, take 2

Times out and passes 7-6. -Bucky

Adminned at 22 May 2009 13:03:54 UTC

Add the following text to the end of the rule entitled “Social Structure”:

A Contestant cannot Support himself.

If any Contestants support themselves, change their Support and Vote to their default values.

Reproposed due to the amount of DEF on the first one.  ais523, please vote this time.

Diary Entry - 05/20 arthexis

What is this place? Why am I here? Most importantly… who am I? Why don’t I remember everything?

I don’t know anyone here, now have I been able to locate an exit. I’ve been listening in to the conversations and from the looks of this all, it seems like some kind of game. I found an unclaimed bag of clothes back in the bedroom, so I guess that one is possibly mine. I found a card that read, “Arthexis, 24” inside, so I guess that’s my name and maybe my age. I tried the clothes inside and they all fit perfectly, so there seems to be no doubt about that.

When I heard someone had uncovered a new door, I felt thrilled… but when it happened to just be an indoor garden, well…

I really really need to figure a way out from this place and find out who placed me here and why. There are a lot of questions I need to ask.

Proposal: Basement

Times out and passes 11 FOR to 1 AGAINST with 2 DEF.-Bucky

Adminned at 22 May 2009 13:01:16 UTC

Add “Basement” to the list of rooms in rule 2.3.

Hey, look!  A trap door!

(Too few rooms + everyone clustering in a few rooms = too many people getting fame too often.)

Um…

Proposal: The crowd are getting impatient

Times out 12-2 with Quorum for -Bucky

Adminned at 22 May 2009 12:56:29 UTC

Add a subrule called “Make your mind up” to rule 2.1, with the following text:

A Contestant whose Vote is not set to an Insider is said to be Misvoting. If at least 72 hours have elapsed since the last time a Contestant became Out, a Contestant may, as a daily action, change a Misvoting Contestant’s Vote to any Insider. (Changing the Vote of one Misvoting Contestant is the same daily action as changing the Vote of a different Misvoting Contestant; therefore, each Contestant may only change one other Contestant’s Vote per day.)

 

The viewers are getting impatient for someone to become an Outsider. More importantly, I want to know what’s outside this bunker! And when the vote is getting close to quorum, the cameraman will be allowed out to set up cameras, and I’ll have some idea of what’s there. (That is, if we can get the cameras working in time.)

Story Post: [Flavour] Filming

Host
What do you mean, all the cameras broke?
Cameraman
It happened overnight when they ran automatic updates. I didn’t even know the software on those things was so complicated… Anyway, I managed to get the camera in the kitchen working, so we should be able to broadcast some footage today, at least.
Host
Ah, great, let’s see what we got…

[Inappropriately fluorescent title sequence.]

Host
Welcome back to Reality TV! Let’s cut live to the house, where the contestants are getting ready for their lunch. Hmm… it’s normally Bucky who cooks, but he doesn’t seem to be in the kitchen right now; maybe this is a first sign of a culinary rebellion in the ranks? Who do we have here? Ah, Wakukee’s working on the taps again, presumably that’s why Bucky isn’t here. At least they seem to be putting out water now; that’s probably an improvement over yesterday. Firefaux is in here for the first time; it seems that he’s finally decided to look at what’s in the fridge. (I wonder what he was eating earlier?) Quazie’s just shuttling through, looking bored as always; don’t worry, viewers, I’m sure we can spice all this up later. Psycotipath looks impatient; maybe there wasn’t anyone cooking after all. And I don’t have a clue what Darth Cliche’s saying (note to self: force contestants to talk in English). TAE is trying to make himself useful… ouch… I think you’d probably better leave the turning of nuts and bolts to Wakukee, at least he has a spanner. As for Oze and delta, I don’t have a clue what they’re doing; this could bear watching later. See you again next week, everyone!

Keep the diary entries coming, everyone; else how would I know what everyone’s up to? For some reason, nobody passes the camera feed to me, so I have to guess what’s going on based on what you said in the diary rooms…

Proposal: Settelement House Ethos II

Timed out 4 votes to 7 (3 deferential). Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 May 2009 07:59:59 UTC

Create a new subrule under “The Bunker” titled “Settlement House Ethos,” with the following text:

A Contestant in the kitchen may, as a weekly action but subject to the limitations in this rule, attempt to cook. The Contestant making the attempt must make a post to the main page titled “{Name} is Cooking for the {Room}” where {Name} is the Contestant’s Name and {Room} is a Room in the bunker other than the Kitchen. The body of the post should describe the food being cooked. That Contestant must then roll DICEX where X is the number of Contestants in the Kitchen (including the Contestant who is cooking) plus the number of Contestants in the named Room unless X would be equal to 1; if X would be equal to 1 no DICE are rolled and the cooking is automatically unsuccessful. The result of the DICEX role is the “result”. If the result exceeds X/2 rounded up, the cooking was successful, if it is less that X/4 rounded down or equal to 1, the cooking was a disaster, otherwise the cooking was merely unsuccessful. The Contestant must post a comment to the cooking post stating which of these outcomes has occurred.

If the cooking was successful, the Contestant who did the cooking may change the Support of a number of Contestants equal to the result who are in the Kitchen or the named Room to him; if, however, the result was equal to X, the Contestant may choose not to change his own support to himself as part of this process. If making these changes causes any Contestant’s Support to be the same as his Vote, that Contestant’s Vote must be set to blank. If the cooking was unsuccessful nothing happens. If the cooking was a disaster the Contestant doing the cooking must set the vote values of all Contestants in the Kitchen and the named Room, except his own, to his name. If making this change causes any Contestant’s support to be the same as his vote, that Contestant’s support must be set to its default.

Any attempt to cook renders the dishes dirty and they remain dirty until a Contestant cleans them. In order to clean the dishes a Contestant must be in the Kitchen. The Contestant doing the cleaning must add a comment to the original cooking post stating that he is “doing the dishes.” That Contestant must then remain in the Kitchen for 24 hours; the Contestant doing the dishes must then post a comment to the cooking post stating that the “dishes are done,” at which point the dishes are no longer dirty.  If the Contestant who is doing the dishes leaves the Kitchen for any reason before the end of that 24 hour period, he must post a comment to the cooking post stating that the “dishes remain dirty.” Any attempt to do the dishes requires a full 24 hours, regardless of any prior incomplete attempts.

A Contestant may not cook if: another Contestant has successfully cooked in the previous 24 hours, the dishes are dirty, or if that Contestant was the last Contestant to attempt to cook.

I think this answers most of the concerns raised in the first post. There is now a downside to attempting to cook. Since disaster has more severe consequences than success, however, I have made it less likely to occur. I have also provided for the situation where the consequences of cooking would violate the rule that support and vote can not have the same value. Since the consensus is that a Character can support himself, I have not forbidden the cook from changing his own support, however, I have given him the option not to do so. I have made explicit the fact that cleaning the dishes causes them to cease to be dirty. I have also removed the objectionable text-in-vote mechanism so this will be a straight up or down vote.

Diary Entry - 05/20 Yoda

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Proposal: The Place We Don’t Speak Of

Quorum -SingularByte

Adminned at 22 May 2009 01:37:01 UTC

In Rule 2.3 (The Bunker), replace “Each Contestant occupies a single room, as tracked in the GNDT under the column “Location”, and begins in the Lounge.” with:-

Each Insider occupies a single room, as tracked in the GNDT under the column “Location”, and begins in the Lounge. (Outsiders have their Location value set to ‘Outside’, and are not considered to be in any room.)

And put a paragraph break after it, and replace “Contestant” with “Insider” throughout the rest of the rule.

Under current rules, Outsiders still exist in the last room they occupied, which - depending on what we think “Outsider” means - doesn’t necessarily make a lot of sense.

Proposal: Catching up again.

Self killed and vetoed. -SingularByte

Adminned at 20 May 2009 05:23:58 UTC

Add the following sentence to the end of the rule “In or Out?”:

When an Outsider becomes an Insider, they add 1 to their Fame.

Proposal: Catch-up 2

Timed out at 11 For, 4 against -SingularByte

Adminned at 22 May 2009 01:31:30 UTC

Add the following sentence to the end of the rule “In or Out?”:

When an Outsider becomes an Insider, they add 1 to their Fame.

Reproposing Yuri’s proposal

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Proposal: Catch-Up

3rd active proposal by a player, making it illegal. remember to wait till one of your active ones is cleared.- Darknight

Adminned at 19 May 2009 19:39:46 UTC

Add the following sentence to the end of the rule “In or Out?”:

When an Outsider becomes an Insider, they add 1 to their Fame.

Represents a momentary buzz of publicity where the viewers are saying, “Oh, did you hear that ???? is back in the game?”

Proposal: Widening the gap

Passes with 12 :for: and 0 :against:—Wakukee

Adminned at 20 May 2009 13:59:21 UTC

Add the following sentence to the end of the rule entitled “In or Out?”:

Outsiders cannot gain Fame.

I think we’re about ready to do something more with our statistics…

Id’l

I can’t really participate right now so I’m idling out.

Quorum, stoically and unexcitingly, remains at 12.

Proposal: Settlement House Ethos

Self-killed, failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 May 2009 08:09:36 UTC

Create a new subrule under “The Bunker” titled “Settlement House Ethos,” with the following text:

A Contestant in the kitchen may, as a weekly action but subject to the limitations in this rule, attempt to cook. The Contestant making the attempt must make a post to the main page titled “{Name} is Cooking for the {Room}” where {Name} is the Character’s Name and {Room} is a Room in the bunker other than the Kitchen. The body of the post should describe the dish being cooked.  That Character must then roll DICEX where X is the number of Characters in the Kitchen (including the Character who is cooking) plus the number of Characters in the named {Room}; this is the “result”. If the result exceeds X/2 rounded up, the cooking was successful, otherwise it was unsuccessful. If the cooking was successful, the Character who did the cooking may change the Support value of a number of Characters equal to the result who are in the Kitchen or the named Room to his name. If the cooking was unsuccessful nothing happens.

A Character may not cook if someone else has successfully cooked in the previous 24 hours or if that Character was the last Character to attempt to cook.

If a majority of the votes in favor of this proposal include the phrase “This is real life, people” add the following after the first paragraph of the new subrule:

Any attempt to cook renders the dishes dirty and they remain dirty until a Character cleans them. In order to clean the dishes a Character must be in the Kitchen. The Character doing the cleaning must add a comment to the original cooking post stating that he is “doing the dishes.” That Character must then remain in the Kitchen for 24 hours at which point he must post a comment to the cooking post stating that the “dishes are done.” If the Character who is doing the dishes leaves the Kitchen for any reason before the end of that 24 hour period, he must post a comment to the cooking post stating that the “dishes remain dirty.” Any attempt to do the dishes requires a full 24 hours, regardless of any prior failed attempts.

Also, if a majority of the votes in favor of this proposal include the phrase “This is real life, people” change the final sentence of the new subrule to read:

A person may not cook if: someone else has successfully cooked in the previous 24 hours, the dishes are dirty, or if that person was the last person to attempt to cook

For those not familiar, the original title of the Settlement House Cookbook was “The Way to A Man’s Heart.”

EDIT: Added the sentehce “The body of the post should describe the dish being cooked.”  Sorry

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Proposal: I remember that time when…

Quorum against -SingularByte

Adminned at 20 May 2009 01:41:32 UTC

Create a new rule, “Flashback”:

At times, Contestants may gather in a room and do stuff together, resulting in interesting extra footage that can also be shown during broadcast time in the form of Flashbacks. Whenever a Contestant makes a proposal, other Contestants that vote on it may include an arrow symbol with their vote (this action is known as Flashing), signifying that they consider the Proposal as flashback worthy. If the Proposal becomes enacted, the Proposer and each Flashing Candidate that shares their location with the Proposer at the time of enactment may raise their Fame by 1 a single time before the next broadcast takes place. However, if the Proposal becomes fails having a Quorum of AGAINST votes or more, the Fame of each Contestant that Flashed it shall be lowered by 1 immediately, as they fade (quickly) into obscurity.

Proposal: Back by Internal Riot

Reached Quorum -SingularByte

Adminned at 20 May 2009 01:38:03 UTC

Add a new Rule to the Ruleset as a subrule of the rule called “In or out?”.  Call the new rule “Welcome Back” and give it the following text:

If an Outsider is supported by a Quorum of Insiders, any Insider may cause that Outsider to become an Insider by updating the GNDT accordingly. The former Outsider’s Support then becomes the Insider who performed this action.

Diary Entry - 5/18/09 Wakukee

Oh boy. I am so excited to be here—I never thought that I would be on a gameshow. And the prize! $1,000,001!!! ... Wow. I hope I win, but these other people are pretty nice too. I really did not expect them to trust me, but, to my great suprise and delight, them even put me in charge of keeping things proper and in place in the house, and even fixing things! Ooh, there is somthing broken over there! That couch seems really squashed… I’ll just move it over.


...huh. Well, there is plenty of room, but I don’t think that the couch works if it’s on the ceiling…


...dang it, how do I get it down?? ... maybe if I…


...AHHH!!! Where did the fire come from?!? How did I even…  ...well what if I…

 

 


Wha??? Raptors??? Wow, this was totally the wrong—AHHH!!!!
                   

 

                ... um, guys? ...‘cough’ ...Bad news…

Just kidding of course… I haven’t messed anything up, and am being very careful while trying to fix things. 2 things fixed already! Woo! Relax, nothing is going to break. : ).

Diary Entry - 05/18 yuri_dragon_17

I just arrived here today, and I was so excited to win the money, but then… people give me funny looks. I don’t think they like me very much. If I want to win, I’m going to have to be very sneaky…

Proposal: Broadening our Horizons

Quorum -SingularByte

Adminned at 20 May 2009 01:33:50 UTC

Add “Indoor Garden” to the list of rooms in rule 2.3

“Guys, I think that’s a door behind the tall cupboard in the Lounge, it could lead to a whole new area of the bunker! what d’you say, shall we try to go through?”

The Indoor Garden is a place where Contestants can go to relax. A little confusing, the plants grow, and yet the only lights are some weird bright lamps on the high ceiling.

Story Post: [Prize Fund] What you can win

The Prize Fund starts at $1,000,001.

Yes, that’s right; you could win one million and one dollars, the largest prize ever offered on a reality TV show before. Note, however, that this is a maximum value; rule-breaking, or other undesirable actions (such as being boring), may cause this value to decrease over time.

Oh, we’ll also throw in a brand new top-of-the-range supercar!

Diary Entry - 05/18 firefaux

Haven’t moved from the lounge yet, at least until now, the food they try feeding me sucks, so I just eat the bugs and mice. No one seems to notice my excretions yet(The whole public washroom idea has yet to catch on for me) but the smell will get to them sooner or later. I don’t think there’s a way out of here, I’m going stir crazy all ready, unless they vote you out but I want in. I might not get another chance on TV again so this is my shot at becoming a star. There’s new people coming in from time to time, keep muttering something about ‘Nomic’. The crazies.

Now, time I start being a person instead of ‘That weird guy in the corner’.

First Poll Draft (Not a Proposal)

Create a new Glossary entry after “3.1 Flavor Text”, called “Polls” which shall read:

There is a specific type of post called a “poll” which contains a question, and two or more answer options. If a given poll is not a type of post which can be enacted (passed) or failed, it must also include an expiration date. Otherwise, it’s expiration date is considered the same as the date on which it was enacted (passed) or failed. Any post fulfilling these requirements is considered a poll even if not clearly identified as such. In polls, these additional rules must be observed:

* Contestants making comments on that poll may include one of the answer options in the text of their comments, preceding it with the arrow icon. The included answer option is considered that Contestant’s given Opinion regarding that poll’s question.
* Only the last Opinion given by a Contestant on a given poll is considered that Contestant’s Opinion. Previous Opinions for that poll from the same Contestant are ignored.
* At any time that the current date is past the expiration date of a poll, the poll is considered closed. New Opinions cannot be given on poll’s which are closed.
* After a poll is closed, if the poll has at least one opinion, any Contestant can create an official post which counts the number of times each Opinion was given for that particular poll question. This is known as a Tally.
* Only the first correct Tally made for a particular poll is considered to be an actual Tally. A Tally can only be correct if the Opinions for its poll have been correctly counted.

 

Sorry for being verbose, in fact I tried not to make it too complex. Some key issues I tried to avoid with this wording:

* Not putting more work on the shoulders of admins: anyone can tally up.
* Allowing Proposals to have polls. Proposals can include instructions to be executed on certain Tally results. (This only occur after the actual tally is made, and as long as they don’t involve ruleset modification, anyone can complete the instructions)
* Clearly delineates an Opinion by using an icon.
* Polls allow the comunity to give its opinion in the form of a multiple choice, instead o yes/no answers like regular proposals do.

Feedback?

Online players

Is there any way to tell which blognomic players are currently online? If not, would this be difficult to implement?

Diary Entry - 05/18 Rodlen

DDA infiltration successful so far.  I, Rodlen, am here.  Bunker full of crazies.  Devenger became problem quickly.  Bucky keeps on trying to cook for us.

For Dimensional Stability.

Proposal: I still can’t get no satisfaction…

You still have two pending proposals, so this is illegal -Darth

Adminned at 18 May 2009 08:31:54 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule entitled Satisfaction:

Every Contestant has a statistic in the GNDT called “Satisfaction”. A Contestant’s Satisfaction can be any integer between 1 and 100, inclusive. A Contestant may not perform any actions that have a Required Satisfaction greater than said Contestant’s Satisfaction. All Contestants’ Satisfaction starts at 50.

There exist special actions called Actions, which are recorded as sub-rules of this rule. Any Contestant may propose a new action by creating a new post with the title stating that they are performing a particular Action, and providing details, if necessary. Action proposals are added as sub rules if they receive a quorum of votes supporting the proposal, or if the Host votes FOR the Action. Proposed Actions do not count towards a Contestant’s proposal limit. Action Proposals follow the following format:

Name: (The Action’s name.)
Required Satisfaction: (The Satisfaction required to perform this Action.)
Frequency: (How frequently this Action may be performed by any Contestant.)
Effect: (The effect of this Action.)

An Action may not be performed by a single Contestant more frequently than once per unit of time as specified by the Action’s Frequency. No more than three Contestants may perform the same Action in a single day. A Contestant may not perform more than three Actions in a single day.

I think this should fix the problems with my previous proposal.

Proposal: Satisfaction edit.

Vetoed after a self kill -SingularByte

Adminned at 20 May 2009 01:31:30 UTC

If the proposal entitled “I can’t get no satisfaction” is passed, the sentence reading

Action proposals are added to the wiki page if they receive a quorum of votes, or if the Host votes FOR the Action.

is changed to

Action proposals are added to the wiki page if they receive a quorum of votes supporting the proposal, or if the Host votes FOR the Action.

If “I can’t get no satisfaction” is not passed, this proposal does nothing.

Dear Diary - 05/18 Quazie

I hate this place.  Fully of weirdos, creeps, wack-jobs even.  All I want to to do is sit on the freaking couch until all of this is over and I walk out with the prize money.  I just want to be left alone, and then some guy named ‘Buck’ goes and tries to make it illegal for me to not care about anyone else.  That’s just not cool dude, mind you own freaking business, your a crappy chef anyway.

Then i’m sitting there, mining my own business, and some guy named ‘Jae’ or somethign decides that I’ll be the one he should support.  I mean, i’m glad and all that someone else believes in my loner lifestyle, but I’m wondering what he has up his sleeve.

Some guy, calls him self ‘the avenger’ or something (sounds like he wants to be a super hero, ha), looks like he’ll be the first one voted out, glad that the first one outs one of the crazier ones.

I can’t wait to get out of this bunker, hopefully i’ll get the cash though, would make this woefully dull experience at least a bit better.

Proposal: I can’t get no satisfaction…

Vetoed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 18 May 2009 12:55:28 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule entitled Satisfaction:

Every Contestant has a statistic in the GNDT called “Satisfaction”. A Contestant’s Satisfaction can be any integer between 1 and 100, inclusive. A Contestant may not perform any actions that have a Required Satisfaction greater than said Contestant’s Satisfaction. All Contestants’ Satisfaction starts at 50.

There exist special actions called Actions, which are recorded on the wiki page entitled Actions. Any Contestant may propose a new action by creating a new post under the proposal category stating that they are performing a particular Action, and providing details, if necessary. Action proposals are added to the wiki page if they receive a quorum of votes, or if the Host votes FOR the Action. Proposed Actions follow the following format:

Name: (The Action’s name.)
Required Satisfaction: (The Satisfaction required to perform this Action.)
Frequency: (How frequently this Action may be performed.)
Effect: (The effect of this Action.)

An Action may not be performed by a single Contestant more frequently than the number of days specified by the Action’s Frequency. No more than three Contestants may perform the same Action in a single day. A Contestant may not perform more than three Actions in a single day.

Creates framework for actions. These Actions are different from the Reward actions, as these are intended to be more mundane/common tasks (eg. eating, using the bathroom, sleeping).

Diary Entry - 05/18 Kevan

Is this thing on? Where are we? The air pressure feels all wrong, here, and I’m starting to feel claustrophobic. There are windows above the sink in the kitchen, but pulling the curtains aside I can’t tell whether they’re blacked out, or if it’s just dark outside. Or bare rock. Are we underground? I don’t remember that being mentioned in the waiver I signed.

I noticed a few doors concealed in the stucco-papered walls of the lounge - perhaps they’ll open up as the series progresses, perhaps we’ll get to see sunlight again. I think I’ll just sleep this off, for now.

Diary entry - 05/18 Psychotipath

It is very strange here. The cameras are everywhere and despite nearly half a dozen people in the kitchen there doesn’t appear to be anyone cooking. I fear that if this goes on too long there could be some interesting consequences. Also the lack of knowledge about what we’re meant to be doing in this house is starting to irk me. I don’t know how long I can last without knowing what is going to happen to us.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Diary Entry - 05/18 Darth Cliche

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Proposal: Tidying Revisited

Quorum -SingularByte

Adminned at 20 May 2009 01:28:04 UTC

Give Dynastic Rule 2.8 the title, “Prize Fund.”

Because it’s ugly to have Rules with no titles.

Call for Judgment: Not precisely what I had meant

Reached quorum. -SingularByte

Adminned at 19 May 2009 04:44:26 UTC

When I proposed “Dear Diary” I thought that, if the proposal “The Fame Game” passed, the text about broadcasting footage from the diary room should be added to “that rule,” the text added by “The Fame Game” proposal to the rule “The Bunker.”  When Dear Diary was adminned, the text got added to the Dear Diary rule instead.  Unfortunately, I don’t think it makes any sense in its current location.  Now that the wording of “The Fame Game” amendment has been clarified by “Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes” I think the last two sentences of Dear Diary should find their way home as well.

If this CfJ passes, move the text:

If, however, the host broadcasts footage from the diary room he shall not increase the Fame of the Contestant in that room, if any. Instead he shall increase the Fame of each Contestant who had made a diary entry in the preceding week by 1.

from the rule “Dear Diary” to the rule “The Bunker” immediately after the passage that reads

As a daily action, the Host may broadcast footage from the Reality TV Bunker. He does this by rolling DICEX in the GNDT, where X is the number of Rooms that exist - the Room whose position in the list matches the rolled result is filmed. The Host then increases the Fame of each Contestant in the filmed Room by 1.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

For a while back, I started to wonder: would it be too hard to have some sort of polling system integrated into EE? I don’t even know if others like the idea, but I am sure some of you might have thought about it before. Yes, we can do poll-like stuff with proposals and whatnot, but it usually involves adding all sorts of legalese text to rule the poll.

If others like this idea, but implementing an automated poll system is not feasible or practical, I suggest we add a Glosary entry that defines what a Poll is, and how should it be conducted, for those cases where we need to use one. If this is the case, I’ll draft said proposal myself.

Your thoughts on this?

Diary Entry - 05/18 TAE

I needed to find a place to crash, and fast, after my ex let me know that I needed to move out - a simple note would have worked, but burning down the house certainly got the message across loud and clear.  Trying out for a reality show seemed like the answer to all of my problems; I get free room and board for a month or so while I try to put my life back together.  Now that I am here though, I am beginning to have second thoughts.  I have never been on TV before, and there are cameras EVERYWHERE - I think I just saw one of the cameramen follow someone into the bathroom.  The other contestants seem nice, but I haven’t lived with this many people at once since college.  Anyways, I think I just need to put a good face on things and hope for the best.  Maybe I will go to the kitchen and see if I can help Bucky with the cooking.

New Player

I would like to join this game

Diary Entry - 05/18 Bucky

I’ve been pretty busy getting the kitchen into shape.  Since I’m the one here with the most real culinary experience, I get to cook for everyone.  I figure once they’ve tasted my Fish in Green Sauce, they’ll want to keep me on the show as long as possible.  And since I dug up some onions, there will be Bucky Burgers on the menu in the near future.

I want a word with the guy they sent to buy the food, though.  Given the strict rations, at least half the fish is going to go bad before we can eat it.  We have enough ground chuck for a week’s supply of Bucky Burgers, and a grand total of eight buns.  I’m rationing the ketchup myself.  On the bright side, sooner or later we’re going to get used to eating peas for breakfast.

Oh, and my pie only requires ten digits to make.

Proposal: Antisocial behavior must be eliminated

Timed out at 4 FOR and 7 AGAINST, with a lot of DEFs. -SingularByte

Adminned at 20 May 2009 01:26:10 UTC

Add the following text to the end of the rule entitled “Social Structure”:

A Contestant cannot Support himself.

If any Contestants support themselves, change their Support and Vote to their default values.

Proposal: Peer Pressure

Adminned at 18 May 2009 13:23:01 UTC

Add a Rule titled “Peer Pressure”:

In certain circumstances, a Contestant may override the votes of a target Contestant on a Pending Proposal by making a comment on that Proposal in the following format:

“Influence {Contestant Name} to vote {Vote Icon}”

This comment is referred to as a Manipulation. The text in braces is to be replaced with actual values where {Contestant Name} is the name of a Contestant who Supports the Contestant performing the Manipulation (in the context of this Manipulation action, these two Contestants can be referred to as the Manipulated and Manipulator, respectively); and where {Vote Icon} is a single voting icon which would be legal for the Manipulated to cast on the Pending Proposal.

The effect of this Manipulation is that it is counted as a legal, final vote cast by the Manipulated on the Proposal in question, regardless of any other votes, or absence of vote, by the Manipulated. The value of this vote corresponds to the voting icon used in the Manipulation.

A Contestant may not make a Manipulation action more than once per pending Proposal. Manipulations may not be retracted or changed by Contestants, however if multiple Manipulations target the same Contestant, later Manipulations take precedence over earlier ones.

If ever the concept of Supporting a Contestant is not defined in the ruleset, then this rule has no effect.

Vetoed with the Eye of Doom. Adminned by Qwazukee.

Diary Entry - 05/17 Qwazukee

Well, I had a pretty good day today. Met some nice Contestants today, named “Bucky” and “Kelvin” or something like that. We talked about our homes, I didn’t realize there were British people here too. It seems that all 3 of us share an interest in online nomics. I’m glad to have some friends, at first I thought I wouldn’t be popular enough for this place.

I hear that we’re actually going to be on tv! Initially, I was trying to look my best for the cameras, but I think it’s a lost cause. I’m just gonna be myself, really; if it was enough to get me on the show, I guess it’s good enough for a worldwide audience.

The good news is, I’m up to some 82 digits of pi.  : D

Proposal: Items

Self-killed, failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 May 2009 04:06:25 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule called ‘Items’ with the following text:

There exists a category in the GNDT called ‘Items’, which contains a list of the current Items held by a Contestant. The wiki page “Items” is considered a Gamestate document and contains the properties of all legal Items. Items have the following properties:

Name - what the Item is called
Description - a description of the item.
Notation - the two letter code used in the GNDT to signify this item
Location - where the Item can be found.
Item Get - how to obtain the item
Condition - when you can use the item
Item Use - what happens when you use the item

Items carried by a Contestant are tracked in the GNDT under ‘Items’ in a list using the Notation property of that item as in the wikia page, separated by commas. A Contestant can carry a number of items less than or equal to the value of their Fame statistic plus 1, this number is their ‘Item Limit’ (but is not tracked in the GNDT). Items can be ‘obtained’ by a Contestant who fulfills the requirements from the ‘Item Get’ property of that item, and whose current Location is the same as the ‘Location’ property of the item, if the Location is N/A the Location has no impact on whether a Contestant can obtain the item , and who has not already got a number of items tracked in the GNDT equal to their Item Limit. A Contestant can not obtain two items simultaneously. When a Contestant ‘obtains’ an item, they add that item’s Notation to the list tracked in the GNDT. As a daily action, a Contestant may ‘use’ an item in their Item list (under the GNDT) if they fulfil the ‘Condition’ property of that item. To ‘use’ an item, the Contestant removes that item’s Notation from their Items list on the GNDT, and carries out the ‘effects’ under the ‘Item Use’ property of that Item. Items can be added to the wikia page ‘Items’ by a proposal clearly showing all of the properties of the item (and which title they come under).

If at least half of the votes on this proposal include the word ‘Pipe’:
Add the following item to the wikia page ‘Items’:

Name: Metal Pipe
Description: A Pipe made from Metal.
Notation: MP
Location: N/A
Item Get: The Contestant must be an Outsider, the Contestant must not currently have ‘MP’ in their Items.
Condition: The Contestant must be an Outsider
Item Use: The Contestant using this item makes a post to the blog, describing their use of the item, and naming the Contestant they wish to use the item on, this Contestant is the ‘Usee’. The Usee may not perform actions permitted or required by Dynastic rules for 24 hours after the post is made. The post must contain the phrase ‘Metal Pipe’.

I hope this is okay, it would be nice to be able to have usable items in this dynasty, I hope I haven’t missed anything crucial!

Proposal: He was quiet - kind of a loner

Adminned at 18 May 2009 12:22:09 UTC

To the end of the ‘Social Structure’ Rule, add the following text, which defines two new Contestant keywords:

A Contestant who supports themselves is an Independent, unless they are supported by no other Contestant, in which case they are a Loner.

Vetoed -Bucky

Proposal: Rules are changing (constantly)

Timed out 7 votes to 9 (3 unresolved deferential). Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 May 2009 04:05:54 UTC

Create a new rule “Room Rules”:

There exists one sub-rule under this rule for each room of the Reality TV bunker, and each one is named after a single room. Those rules shall be known as Room Rules. Rule text contained within those rules applies only to the set of Insiders whose Location match that sub-rule’s name.

A Room Rule which does not apply to a Contestant may not change the gamestate of that Contestant; it may only change the gamestate of Contestants it applies to. Actions defined in a Room Rule that does not apply to a Contestant cannot be taken by that Contestant.

No Room Rule can modify the ruleset directly or indirectly. No Room Rule applies to the Host.

Optional activity: If you vote FOR, include the name of a Room and my next proposal will create rules for that room.

Proposal: More Fame

SK to veto -Darknight

Adminned at 17 May 2009 22:05:09 UTC

Add to the rule “Dear Diary”:

A Contestant may increase their Fame by 1 when the number of FOR votes in their Diary Entry totals or exceeds any of the following milestones: 1,2,3,5,7,11.

I hope I did this correctly. The intention is that it is cumulative, allowing a total of +6 Fame.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Proposal: Stop Hogging the Toilet!

Reached quorum (21-0) - Devenger

Adminned at 18 May 2009 09:06:49 UTC

In the rule called “The Bunker”, change the text

Each Contestant occupies a single room, as tracked in the GNDT, and begins in the Lounge.  A Contestant may move themselves to a different room at any time, with the exception of the Diary Room - if a Contestant is already in the Diary Room, other Contestants cannot enter it.

to

Each Contestant occupies a single room, as tracked in the GNDT under the column “Location”, and begins in the Lounge.  A Contestant may move themselves to a different room at any time, with the exception of the Diary Room - if a Contestant is already in the Diary Room, other Contestants cannot enter it.  If a Contestant is in the Diary Room or the Bathroom and their Location has not changed in the last 24 hours, any Contestant may move them to the Lounge.

Diary Entry - 05/17 smith

I can’t believe I’m really here! I know this is going to be an exciting contest, even though they haven’t told us how it will work yet. I don’t even know what the prize will be! But it doesn’t matter - winning is it’s own reward, you know?

So I’ve been working out, perfecting my ping pong game, and memorizing German advertising jingles. I can groom a poodle, while blindfolded, in under 5 minutes. I can’t recite pi to one hundred places yet, but I think I’m about as ready as I’ll ever be.


Today I haven’t done much but wait around with the other contestants. It’s hard to size up the competition. What’s my mood? I’m about as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Proposal: Tidying

Reached quorum (18-0) - Devenger

Adminned at 18 May 2009 09:04:41 UTC

Remove the following sentence from Rule 1.2 Contestants:

A Contestant must abide by the rules of fair play in Glossary section 3.6.

There is no longer a Glossary section 3.6.

Veto

Hey, Kevan? Can you please upload the new veto that DC made? I was able to update everything except the image that shows up when you click on the icon in comments, so I reverted it all. I did fix a few minor thing in the process though. If you could help me figure out how to upload images, that would be great. Thanks.

This post brought to you by Anthony. :Veto: :Veto: :Veto:

Adminned

Okay,I am an admin now, so can someone PM me the GNDT admin password?

Proposal: Rationed word length

Self-killed - Devenger

Adminned at 18 May 2009 08:58:15 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule:

There is a statistic Comfort that applies to all non-Host Contestants, which is an integer with minimum value 1, defaulting to 10, that represents what the current quality of life of that Contestant is.

An invalid word, for any given non-Host Contestant, is a word that is longer in letters than that Contestant’s Comfort, which is not the name of any Contestant or the Host, and which is not defined by the rules; no words are invalid for the Host. Any blog post required or permitted by a dynastic rule is invalid and has no effect if it contains an invalid word for the Contestant who posted it, and the fact is pointed out in a comment to that post within 24 hours; however, even if the dynastic rules somehow require or permit a proposal or CFJ, this rule expressly has no effect on proposals nor on CFJs. Contestants should nevertheless attempt to avoid invalid words in their proposals; but nothing in particular happens if a proposal contains an invalid word.

You’ve had it easy so far in the bunker; but we’re going to start rationing things to see how you cope. So that’s rationed food, rationed hot water; we even wanted to ration oxygen but the lawyers wouldn’t let us.

Basically, the less you have to live on, the harder you’ll find it to put together a coherent sentence. 10 is easily enough to write more or less anything, but I imagine the value might quite possibly come down due to future rules, either voluntarily or due to a forced deduction. The way votes are looking at the moment, this is initially going to apply mostly to diary room posts. (I may try to voluntarily stay under some defined comfort level anyway, though.)

Proposal: Tokens again

11 :against: - 2 :for:
Cannot be enacted without a vote being changed.—Wakukee

Adminned at 17 May 2009 13:38:50 UTC

Create a new rule called “Tokens”

There exists a GNDT column called tokens. The valid values of it are 0 and any positive integer. A contestant who is “out” may not have any tokens. If a new contestant joins the game, they start with 1 token. Tokens may be spent on actions defined by subrules of this rule at any time. To spend them the contestant must create a post in blognomic stating the amount being spent, the action taken and the person the action is being used on. They must then reduce their number of tokens by the specified amount. A contestant may reduce their own tokens to any legal value and increase another contestants tokens by the same amount.

Create a subrule “Immunity”

By spending X + 1 tokens, a selected contestant may not have his status changed to out for 24*X hours.

Create a subrule “Welcoming back”

By spending 5 tokens, a selected contestant with a status of out may have his status changed to in.

Give everyone 1 token.

This fixes the problems talked about, hopefully.

Proposal: Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes

Reached quorum (14-0) - Devenger - I make that it doesn’t actually do anything, because of Wak’s interpretation of ‘previous rule’ in enacting ‘The Fame Game’ meaning that sentence isn’t in this rule. And he still put all these sentences in anyway, but that’s a different issue.

Adminned at 17 May 2009 03:21:03 UTC

In the rule “Fame”, after “As a daily action, the Host may broadcast footage from the Reality TV Bunker.”, add:-

He does this by rolling DICEX in the GNDT, where X is the number of Rooms that exist - the Room whose position in the list matches the rolled result is filmed. The Host then increases the Fame of each Contestant in the filmed Room by 1.

Re-adding the bit that got lost due to a careless wording.

So… how do I do this again?

How exactly do I make Wak an Admin? I forget how to change Member Groups. All I remember is that it involves the Member Search.

Proposal: The Greatest Leader

Reached quorum of AGAINST (1-12) - Devenger

Adminned at 17 May 2009 03:13:32 UTC

Affix to “Social Structure”  after

Contestant who is supported by at least two other Contestants is a Leader.

the following text:

The Leader with the most support cannot be voted “Out”

If “Labels” is passed change

The Leader with the most support cannot be voted “Out”

to

The Leader with the most followers cannot be voted “Out”

Proposal: A kind of currency, proposal edition

veto of a SK-Drknight

Adminned at 16 May 2009 13:09:28 UTC

Create a new rule called “Tokens”

There exists a GNDT column called tokens. The valid values of it are 0 and any positive integer. A contestant who is “out” may not have any tokens. If a new contestant joins the game, they start with 1 token. Tokens may be spent on actions defined by subrules of this rule at any time. To spend them the contestant must create a post in blognomic stating the amount being spent and the action taken. They must then reduce their number of tokens by the specified amount. A contestant may reduce their own tokens to any legal value and increase another contestants tokens by the same amount.

Create a subrule “Immunity”

By spending X + 1 tokens, a selected contestant may not have his status changed to out for 24X hours.

Create a subrule “Welcoming back”

By spending 5 tokens, a selected contestant with a status of out may have his status changed to in.

Give everyone 1 token.

A kind of currency

Create a new rule called “Tokens”

There exists a GNDT column called tokens. The valid values of it are 0 and any positive integer. A contestant who is “out” may not have any tokens. If a new contestant joins the game, they start with 1 token. Tokens may be spent on actions defined by subrules of this rule at any time. To spend them the contestant must create a post in blognomic stating the amount being spent and the action taken. They must then reduce their number of tokens by the specified amount. A contestant may reduce their own tokens to any legal value and increase another contestants tokens by the same amount.

Create a subrule “Immunity”

By spending X + 1 tokens, a selected contestant may not have his status changed to out for 24X hours.

Create a subrule “Welcoming back”

By spending 5 tokens, a selected contestant with a status of out may have his status changed to in.

Give everyone 1 token.

Proposal: The Prize Fund

Reached quorum (13-4) - Devenger

Adminned at 17 May 2009 03:08:39 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule with the following text:

There is a Prize Fund, which reflects how much money the winner will get when they win the game. The Host may change the value of the Prize Fund at any time by publishing a Story Post stating the new value and explaining the reason for the change; its value is tracked in those Story Posts.

Cameraman
But we only have a budget of £20 for prizes!
Host
This is all about advertising; claim there’s a lot of money, and more people will watch. We can always find some excuse to cut the prize just before someone wins.
Cameraman
But…

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another Contestant

Quorum rises to 12 as another contestant is appears in the bunker.

The new arrival looks lost and confused.

(I’ve un-idled myself, but would an admin send me GNDT access info? It’s been a long time.)

Proposal: Possible Victory Condition

Vetoed to clear the queue-Bucky

Wait… Bucky vetoed this? That makes no sense.

Adminned at 16 May 2009 13:09:54 UTC

Add the following paragraph to the end of rule 2.1 “In or out?”:

If, at any time, there is no more than one non-Host Contestant who is an Insider, that Contestant achieves victory.

Proposal: Let’s Get This Over With Already

Reached quorum with 15 votes in favour. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 May 2009 12:50:56 UTC

Repeal rule 2.2

Sure, why not?

I’m back.  Quorum stays the same.

GNDT access

How do i reset my GNDT password?  Or find out what it is?

Arrival!

yeah…
I’m new here…
always weird…
kthxbai

Proposal: Out for medical reasons

Cannot be enacted with 14 votes against. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 May 2009 12:22:47 UTC

Create a new rule, titled Health, with the following text:

There exists a statistic called Health, which is tracked in the GNDT.  Each Contestant starts with 10 Health.  If a Contestant has 0 health, their health is immediately set to 5 and their Status is set to Out.

Proposal: Rewards

Reached quorum, 13 votes to 1. Simultaneously enacted by Kevan and someone else…
-> Devenger notes that he was going through the proposal stack already, and he got the wiki change first. Dammmn, this nearly never happens.

Adminned at 16 May 2009 12:23:32 UTC

Create a new rule, titled Rewards, with the following text:

There exist items called Rewards, which are recorded on the wiki page titled Rewards.  Each Reward has a name, an owner, and an ability.  Each contestant may own any number of Rewards.  Once per week, each contestant may create a Reward, by recording its name on the wiki page.  Contestants may not create rewards with abilities or owners.  Once per day, the Host may create a Reward, or give a reward an ability.

The Owner of a Reward may only be changed according to the rules.

 

Framework for Rewards and Abilities.  Probably given through challenges, or something.

Proposal: G-Man Again

Reached quorum (13-2, 3 DEF) - Devenger

Adminned at 16 May 2009 12:14:39 UTC

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

For the purposes of Dynastic Rules which do not explicitly state otherwise, the Host is not considered a Contestent.

Because we’re excluding the Host from more rules than we’re including him in.  We can add sentences that state otherwise to existing rules in a future proposal.

Vetovetovetoveto!

I made a new veto icon; it’s the eye from the banner:

Proposal: Dear Diary

Reached quorum (16-0) - Devenger

Adminned at 16 May 2009 12:06:18 UTC

If proposal “Your New Home” fails, this proposal does nothing.

Add a new rule: “Dear Diary”

If a Contestant is in the Diary Room he may make a diary enty by making a post on the main page with the title “Diary Entry - “mm/dd” “Name”” where “mm/dd” is the month and date of the post as recorded in the sidebar and “Name” is that Contestant’s name. The body of the post should describe something that happened to the Contestant during the day and/or how the Contestant is feeling. After making a diary entry the contestant must change his location to some room other than the Diary Room and may not set his location to the Diary Room again for 72 hours.

If the proposal “The Fame Game” passes the following is added to the end of that rule:

If, however, the host broadcasts footage from the diary room he shall not increase the Fame of the Contestant in that room, if any. Instead he shall increase the Fame of each Contestant who had made a diary entry in the preceding week by 1.

No point in having a diary room if we don’t give people an incentive to use it.  I am open to tweaking the specifics, so if you don’t like this as written, please let me know how you would want to see it changed.

Proposal: The Fame Game

Easily Passes 19-0-0—Wakukee

Adminned at 16 May 2009 11:53:47 UTC

Create a new rule, “Fame”:-

Each Contestant has a Fame score, representing the amount of respect and attention they are currently receiving from the viewing public. Each Contestant’s Fame starts at zero.

If “Your New Home” passed, add the following sentence to the previous rule:-

As a daily action, the Host may broadcast footage from the Reality TV Bunker. He does this by rolling DICEX in the GNDT, where X is the number of Rooms that exist - the Room whose position in the list matches the rolled result is filmed. The Host then increases the Fame of each Contestant in the filmed Room by 1.

Proposal: I wanna hold your stuff

16 votes against - can’t pass without a change of vote. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 May 2009 10:58:59 UTC

Create a new rule called “Items” with the following text:

Every Contestant has the ability to hold Items, tracked in the GNDT under the column “Inventory”, which is defaulted to (empty).

Every Item has a Name, Description, Use, and Pickup Condition.

Only the Name is tracked in the GNDT.

Items include the following:
Pipe - A sturdy Metal Pipe - A Pipe may be used to cripple another player, making them unable to perform any game actions for 24 hours, the pipe is then removed from the users inventory - If a contestant is Out for more than 24 hours they can pickup a pipe, IF they haven’t picked up a pipe since they became Out and there isn’t a Pipe in their inventory.

If the Rule “The Bunker” does not exist, the following parts of this proposal do nothing.

add the following to the rule “Items”

Pillow - A soft fluffy pillow - A Pillow may be used to *BONK* another player in the same room - A Contestant may only hold one pillow at a time, and may only pickup Pillows in the Bedroom.

 

An angry thing and a nice thing.  I think In contestants should be ‘good’ and out contestants should be ‘evil’ but this isn’t certain as of yet.

I’m back.

I’ve unidled myself. Quorum is 10.

Proposal: Labels

Reaches quorum, 16 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 May 2009 10:57:25 UTC

If the proposal ‘The Social Side’ failed, this proposal does nothing.
To the rule entitled “Social Structure”, add the following:

A Contestant who supports a Leader is a Follower. A Contestant supported by a leader is a Chosen.

Some other random labels, currently meaningless, someone more creative can maybe factor these into rules later on?

Call for Judgment: Universal Veto

Reached a quorum of AGAINST votes. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 May 2009 15:34:37 UTC

Currently, as per Dynastic Rule 2.1, I am allowed to veto the Proposal “Veto Bait.” However, due to that Proposal having been adminned (and the fact that I am not the Host), I find myself incapable of actually vetoing it.

Unadmin the Proposal “Veto Bait.” Allow each Contestant to veto it using the Universal Veto symbol,  arrow  . Once this Proposal has been reopened for 24 hours, it may be readminned as Universally Vetoed with the symbol arrow  if more than one Contestant has commented on it with the arrow  symbol.

Once the Proposal “Veto Bait” has been Universally Vetoed, repeal Dynastic Rule 2.1, as the Proposal creating it was Vetoed (and Universally so).

Enters the Bunker

Hi, I’ve been watching since the beginning of Devenger’s Body Count and would like to join.

Quorum rises to 10.

Proposal: Your New Home

Reached quorum 19 votes to 2, enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 May 2009 10:44:14 UTC

Add a new rule, “The Bunker”:-

The Reality TV bunker is divided into several rooms, each monitored by hidden CCTV cameras. These rooms are:-

  • Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Gym
  • Diary Room
  • Bedroom

Each Contestant occupies a single room, as tracked in the GNDT, and begins in the Lounge. A Contestant may move themselves to a different room at any time, with the exception of the Diary Room - if a Contestant is already in the Diary Room, other Contestants cannot enter it.

Maybe some rules for being in the right room when filming happens? I think it’s been long enough since we’ve had a location-based dynasty.

Proposal: Most popular person

Vetoed with quorum AGAINST -Bucky

Adminned at 16 May 2009 10:13:05 UTC

If the proposal entitled “The Social Side” failed, this proposal does nothing.
Add to “Social Structure”  the following text:

There is a GNDT column called “Support” whose legal values are the names of all non-Host Contestants.  A Contestant is said to Support the candidate named in that column.  The Support statistic represents the other Contestant whom that Contestant would most likely go to for advice.  A Contestant may change their Support to any valid Contestant as a weekly action.  A contestant who Supports an Outsider may change their Support to any Insider at any time.  A Contestant’s Support defaults to the Contestant immediately below them in the GNDT, skipping the Host, with the bottom Contestant defaulting to the top Contestant.

A Contestant can never have the same Vote and Support statistic.  Two Contestants who support each other are a Pair.  A Contestant who is supported by at least two other Contestants is a Leader. The Leader with the most support cannot be voted “Out”

Friday, May 15, 2009

Proposal: Dynasty 4: A New Hope

Quorumed 13-0. Welcome to adminhood. -Darth

Adminned at 16 May 2009 07:20:33 UTC

Make Wakukee an Admin.

I feel that this is mt time. It is the end of my my fourth dynasty, the beginning of my fifth (by “my”, I mean a dynasty that I have participated in), I’ve been around for quite a while, “clean” for quite nearly as long a time, the leader of the Dynasty supports me, Qwaz’s admin proposal is passing, and I personally feel ready. I can guarentee that passing this proposal is no mistake; you will not regret it.

I await my chance to prove myself to you.

Proposal: The Social Side.

Passed, quorumed 11-1 with 4 abstaining by Bucky
Then unpassed because Quorum had risen by 1 in the meantime.
Then repassed 12-1

Adminned at 15 May 2009 22:00:13 UTC

If the proposal entitled “Voting out” failed, this proposal does nothing.
Add a new Dynastic Rule to the Ruleset.  Call it “Social Structure” and give it the following text:

There is a GNDT column called “Support” whose legal values are the names of all non-Host Contestants.  A Contestant is said to Support the candidate named in that column.  The Support statistic represents the other Contestant whom that Contestant would most likely go to for advice.  A Contestant may change their Support to any valid Contestant as a weekly action.  A contestant who Supports an Outsider may change their Support to any Insider at any time.  A Contestant’s Support defaults to the Contestant immediately below them in the GNDT, skipping the Host, with the bottom Contestant defaulting to the top Contestant.

A Contestant can never have the same Vote and Support statistic.  Two Contestants who support each other are a Pair.  A Contestant who is supported by at least two other Contestants is a Leader.

Un-Idle Me

I desire to be un-idled for the new Dynasty.  Thanks

Proposal: Voting out

Reached quorum (15-0), and ‘Back in’ addition added (15/15) - Devenger

Adminned at 15 May 2009 08:08:24 UTC

Add a dynastic rule called “In or Out?” with the following text:

Every Contestant except the Host is either In (default) or Out; this is tracked in the GNDT under the column “Status”. A Contestant who is In is known as an Insider; a Contestant who is Out is known as an Outsider.

There is a GNDT column called “Vote” whose legal values are blank, and the names of all non-Host Contestants; this defaults to blank. A Contestant can change their own Vote as a daily action.

At any time, if more than half of the Insiders have their Vote set to the same Insider, any Contestant can cause that Insider to become an Outsider by updating the GNDT accordingly.

If more than half of the counted votes on this proposal contain the phrase “Back in”, add the following paragraph to that new rule:

Whenever a proposal is enacted, if the Contestant who authored it is at that time an Outsider, that Outsider becomes an Insider; the admin who enacts the proposal is responsible for updating the GNDT accordingly.

Even if that paragraph is not added, Contestants are encouraged to propose some other method for Outsiders to end up back as Insiders again.

Cameraman
Well, we could always start by having some sort of voting players off, the public kind-of expect that.
Host
Stealing rules from other TV shows is rarely a bad idea. Especially if they’re so generic that you can’t even tell what show they came from. Of course, we should make sure we still have the spare contestants around so we can send them back in again when we get bored…

Ascension Address: Welcome to Reality

Host, to audience
Welcome to the first episode of Reality TV, the latest grand-prize TV show by Mortis Maximis, the company that brought you smash hit films like Body Count. As you can see, our contestants arrived not long ago, and have all been locked in an underground bunker, where we will watch what they do over the next few days. Or weeks. Or even months, who knows?
I’ll explain the rules later, but for now, look at our brilliant zoomy cameras [rather jerky camera work], we can look all around this place. Everything in this entire complex is under surveillance. As a reality TV first, we even have endoscopic cameras to look inside the contestant’s bodies [blank screen], yes that’s a reality TV first ladies and gentlemen. Expect more surprises like this, right here on Reality TV!
[Cut to rather inappropriately flourescent title sequence.]
Host, to cameraman
So, just because my character was killed in Body Count, I don’t get to work on the sequel, but am instead stuck here on this awful reality TV show that got set up at the last minute just because the CEO thought it was a good idea.
Cameraman
But everyone loved you! You’re a famous actor, you can become a famous presenter too!
Host
Yes, but can I become a famous gameshow designer? I’m stuck here, in this underground bunker in an undisclosed location (why oh why could the prop guys not at least tell me where it was?), with nobody else here but the cameraman, well and the contestants of course. And no rules! How on earth am I expected to run a gameshow without knowing the rules? I know I’m meant to make them up as I go along, but this really shouldn’t be my job alone. I mean, I have no ideas; do you?
Cameraman
Apparently not, but as it’s just me and you, we’ll have to think of something. Hmm, well, there is another possibility…
Host
What?
Cameraman
We could always ask the contestants…

And so, the host, rapidly in search for a solution that would let him try to maintain the impression of control over an entire game show whilst getting basically no help from the parent company, rapidly grabbed a set of rules off the Internet that allowed for contestants in a game to modify the rules, whilst still giving the Host some power and veto rights over any attempt to escape; and let the contestants in on his plan to try to run a gameshow without anyone cottoning on to the fact that it everyone was effectively a plant. Or maybe not; after all, they were still competing with each other. A smile spread across his face as he realised that this could be very interesting indeed…

Repeal all Dynastic Rules except 2.14 (as it really has nothing to do with any particular dynasty). Rename “Scripter” to “Contestant” and “Producer” to “Host”. Welcome to the Reality TV Dynasty!

Un-idle me please

Could someone unidle me please.

Also un-admin me, I haven’t played in a while and have no idea how any of these systems work anymore.

kthxbai.

Member Issues

TAE currently is in the category “member”... as I remember from what Amni told me a while ago, that category is slightly messed up, and thus everyone is under the category of “idle”... So… it’s probably a good idea to set his category as such. Or he could probably succeed in becoming an Admin, if he proposed it.

For specifics, call up Amnistar. He was the one that mentioned this, I believe.

Je suis revenu!

Oze unidles. Quorum ascends gracefully to huit.

Un-idle request

It looks like I came to the movies at just the right moment.  Could some nice Admin un-idle me please once (and if) the DoV passes?  Also, I cant seem to find my GNDT password anymore - could that same (or a different - I am not picky) admin e-mail it to me please?  I can’t wait to get back into the game. =)

EDIT: Just realized that idle status seems to be a big deal in the flow of this dynasty.  Obviously I don’t intend to alter this dynasty’s outcome (and wouldn’t vote on the DoV) but better safe than sorry.

Declaration of Victory: The Final Cut

Passes 9-0 with producer’s vote -Bucky

Adminned at 14 May 2009 17:15:57 UTC

Per rule 2.2.4.1 The Awkward Aftermath, as the Finale Winner, I may achieve victory. I do so.

Well, Body Count appears to have been a smash blockbuster hit. We brought the DVDs out early anyway because we were so proud of them, and they’ve been selling like mad; it seems that lots of people like the bonus features that we worked so hard to produce. Well done, everyone!

All over… and not a cliffhanger in sight

So, we’re done here. That guy so confused he got renamed to something with numerals in apparently gets the final shots. (Though I sense it cost him a fair bit… heh. Heh. Heh.)

Well, everyone but the hero and the femme fatale have been killed in various horrible and sometimes amusing ways, which may have been a limiting strategy, but never mind… so I’m thinking, for the sequel, we could have Tall Girl and St…

Damn, I’m sure there were still people in the room when I started talking. Never mind.

Congratulations ais523. You may now post a DoV at your leisure.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Proposal: Merit

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 May 2009 08:01:36 UTC

Add Devenger’s Finale Act Post, http://blognomic.com/archive/climax_act_7_finale/ , to the Merit archive on the wiki homepage, as it has great historical merit.

Congrats.

You know, I, when I saw the GNDT and ruleset, spent like 10 minutes trying to figure out a plan to beat ais… but after that, I stopped, even though I had a few perfectly good ideas (like royalty pooling). Why? Because he deserves it. He played the whole dynasty, he played it well. The win is well deserved. Congrats.

Good luck with your 1st dynasty… have any ideas? If not, PM me ; ). If so, post it here! We are all curious, I’m sure.

Proposal: Something’s getting veto’d here

Vetoed with an extra serving of irony. -Bucky

Adminned at 14 May 2009 20:12:31 UTC

The admin who enacts this proposal shall roll DICEX in the GNDT, where X is the number of pending proposals (excluding this one because it’s no longer pending.).  The Nth newest pending proposal (if any) is vetoed and immediately fails, where N is the result of the DICE roll.

Now can we get back to playing nomic?

Call for Judgment: STOP THE MUSIC!!!

Fails FINALLY… 9-0 (9 against)—Wakukee

Adminned at 17 May 2009 13:25:29 UTC

Revert all changes made to the GNDT in the last 24 hours. Add 24 hours to the time before Devenger is allowed to end the bribery stage.

ais has been cheating, or is mistaken about the bribe rules. We need to revert it so that the changes can be made propery. The bribe values are all wrong.

Proposal: A slightly more vetoable proposal

Vetoed- Darknight

Adminned at 14 May 2009 18:19:09 UTC

Give Rodlen 100000 Royalties.

Rodlen achieves victory in this dynasty.

Proposal: Veto

Reached quorum, 10 votes to 4. Enacted by Kevan. Qwazukee is now an admin.
Make that 10-3, Dev’s was a CoV. -Qwazukee

Adminned at 15 May 2009 13:46:08 UTC

Make Qwazukee an Admin.

This is a veto-able Proposal.

Proposal: Veto Bait

Reached quorum (9-0) - Devenger
I’m going to add an unnamed rule to the Ruleset which describes Kevan’s interpretation of the rule, and links to this proposal. I’m still a bit fuzzy about this…

Vetoed - Darth

Adminned at 15 May 2009 08:06:47 UTC

LET’S VETO THIS ALREADY

Proposal: Hate Hiatus

Reached quorum (9-0) - Devenger

Adminned at 14 May 2009 01:40:18 UTC

To the rule “Fair Play”, add:-

A Scripter should not make a DoV primarily to delay the game by putting it into Hiatus.

Adding as per IRC talk; if someone’s deliberately using the Hiatus mechanic to scam or annoy, they may risk being kicked out.

Proposal: Alternative endings

Reached quorum (9-0) - Devenger

Adminned at 14 May 2009 01:38:20 UTC

In rule 2.2.4.1 The Awkward Aftermath, replace

their Scene they created in the finale alone is placed on a wiki page titled “Final Act”.

with

their Scene they created in the finale alone is placed on a wiki page titled “Final Act”; the other Scenes in the Finale are placed on a wiki page titled “Alternative Endings”.

Because we wasted all this money filming the other endings, we may as well put them on the DVD.

Call for Judgment: Move that rule

Quorums out 9-0. -Bucky

Adminned at 13 May 2009 21:33:47 UTC

The when Devenger adminned the proposal called ‘Reorganize the ruleset’, it was passing 4-3.  However, he failed to count the author’s implicit FOR, and thus incorrectly marked it as failed.

Should this CfJ pass, the previously mentioned proposal (found here) shall be re-opened (at which point it shall no longer be failed), and then enacted as per Rule 1.5.

Monday, May 11, 2009

We have a problem!

Devenger forgot to count Bucky’s auto-vote in Reorganize the Ruleset, and so it failed!

The fair play section has been changed since then…

So, what do we do?

Forget about the proposal that should have passed?  Forget about the change?  Leave the change, but move Fair Play to the core rules?

Call for Judgment: Uh Oh. This needs to be fixed fast!

Succeeded (7-3) - Devenger

Adminned at 12 May 2009 11:21:13 UTC

Change rule 2.11 (Taking the Initiative) to read:

As a daily Action, a Scripter whose Popularity is higher than that of each other Scripter 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 (except for “Bonus Features”, “Subliminal advertising”, and “The Awkward Aftermath”), for the next hour.

It may not be immediately necessery, but the prospect of a scriptor who has somehow gained popularity stealing the chair, making some bribes, and then closing the bribery stage scares me to no end. Thus, this is a CFJ to ensure that it is passed before there is an oppurtunity for someone to do this.

Proposal: Simplification and Clarification—Music to My Ears.

Reached quorum after twelve hours; enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 May 2009 03:30:50 UTC

In rule 2.2.4.1 (The Awkward Aftermath), change the Following text:

A Scripter who joined the game after May 5th 2009 (or unidled after that date) may not change their ‘Vote’ statistic, nor have it changed by another Scripter.


to read:

A Scripter who joined the game after May 5th 2009 (or unidled after that date) may not change their ‘Vote’ statistic, nor have it changed by another Scripter, nor may they bribe any other Scripter.

So that no one can un-dle last minute and throw the game.

Proposal: No work and less pay

Passes 9-0 with quorum FOR-Bucky

Adminned at 11 May 2009 22:43:22 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule called ‘Non-Idle’:

Players cannot be idled in the current dynasty.

So that bribes on players who haven’t commented in a long time (e.g. on Rodlen) don’t go wasted if that player idles before the end of the dynasty. I would expect this rule to be repealed before the start of the next dynasty.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Proposal: Prop-aganda

7 votes against; can’t pass without a change of vote. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 May 2009 04:25:25 UTC

Create a new subrule, 2.7.2 titled “Film Prop-aganda” with the following text:

As a weekly action, a Scripter may create a Promotional Poster for the film. To do this, the Scripter makes a Story Post with the title “Promotional Poster: X,” where “X” is replaced by the name of an Action Prop that has not previously been used in a Promotional Poster. The body of the Story Post must contain a catchphrase for the movie (preferably involving the Action Prop) and the name of the Action Prop being used. The end of the body of the Story Post must read “5-5-2010,” as that is the tentative release date of the film (subject to change at any time).

Whenever a Scripter creates a Promotional Poster, he receives Royalties equal to the Challenge Rating of the Action Prop he used.

Example Promotional Poster:

Title: Promotional Poster: Indiana Jones’ Amazing Deadly Whip

Body: Get ready to be “whipped” into shape. 5-5-2010

This gives an opportunity for a fun, unscammable sidegame that could actually change the outcome of the Dynasty. Note that each Scripter will probably only have one shot at it, because the Dynasty is likely to be over in a week. Also, note that it is possible to quickly increase the value of an Action Prop, so that one which doesn’t even exist now may be highly useful in a Promotional Poster.

Tuxedoh is idled

Player count falls to 13. Quorum falls to 7.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Proposal: Happy Returns

Self-killed, failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 May 2009 04:24:43 UTC

Create a new subrule, 2.2.4.2 titled “Sharing the Wealth” with the following text:

Every time a Scripter Bribes the Producer, the Royalties of each Scripter increases by 1.

So, whenever a single Scripter Bribes Dev, all Scripters gain (including Devenger, again!). Because when the Producer’s happy, everyone’s happy.

Proposal: Title Misdeeds

Timed out after 48 hours (5-4) - Devenger

Adminned at 11 May 2009 02:46:20 UTC

To Rule 3.6 (Fair Play), add:-

* A Scripter should not make or edit a post such that its title does not broadly match its URL title.

Wakukee’s ub3r-l33t “changing the URL title field when posting” secret messages make Sparrow’s useful recent-changes Firefox plugin less clear, for the sake of showing off. I’ve mentioned this a couple of times now, to no effect, so I suppose it’s time to try a proposal.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Where in the World is Carmen Sand- ..err Blognomic?

Out of curiosity, is there a way, other than IRC, to track which Blognomic players are logged on? It would be helpful, especially if it also detected whether they have refreshed the page in the last 15 minutes, as many simply leave a computer logged on. Hmm? I don’t personally know how to do it/ if it is possible, but it would be a nice thing to have.

In The Idle-Time, When The Quorum Is Right…

Looks like tuxhedoh ought to go idle. Last post was at 1 am on the 1st. It’s almost the 9th now. Should affect the final voting. Can an Admin (as I cannot do this myself ...yet) handle this ?

Story Post: The Awkward Aftermath

This is what it all comes down to. Many of you have written various scripting masterpieces. Now, we shall all look upon the Finale’s Scenes, and each of us shall select a Scene to recognise as the best, and shall declare their choice via the data tracker.

And the person with the most votes in, say, about a week will be declared the Finale Winner.

(There is clearly no stage between the first and second paragraph. There is clearly going to be no underhanded dealings with your ill-gotten gains. There is clearly going to be no requirement to make your plans for a stage of blackmail, deceit and good honest bribery in approximately 3 days time. There is clearly no detailed description of the workings of such sub-systems, detailed in the rule linked below.

Rules: http://blognomic.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ruleset#The_Awkward_Aftermath)

May the best Finale Scene Scripter win.

- The Producer

NOTE: The Bribery Phase has begun. (The Voting Phase has ended.)

Friday, May 08, 2009

Unidle me please just once more

Forgot to vote to keep from idling… I probably won’t do much until next dynasty starts, though. Could you unidle me, please?

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Proposal: Don’t lock the doors ‘til the voting starts

Self-killed. - Devenger

Adminned at 08 May 2009 12:17:20 UTC

If the most recent proposal entitled “Closed Vote” passed, this proposal does nothing.

To the end of rule 2.2.4.1, add:-

A Scripter who joined the game or unidled during the Voting Stage or the Bribery Stage may not change their ‘Vote’ statistic, nor have it changed by another Scripter.

Aquila goes idle

13 players left, quorum of 7.

Proposal: Closed Vote

Reached quorum (9-1) - Devenger

Adminned at 08 May 2009 10:52:16 UTC

To the end of rule 2.2.4.1, add:-

A Scripter who joined the game after May 5th 2009 (or unidled after that date) may not change their ‘Vote’ statistic, nor have it changed by another Scripter.

Proposal: Talk to the Hand

Reached quorum (11-0) - Devenger

Adminned at 08 May 2009 10:48:21 UTC

To Rule 2.3, add:-

If a Scripter has been snubbed in regard to their objection about a particular Act, they may not call a halt to the scripting process on that Act again.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Proposal: Reorganize the ruleset

Timed out (3-3) - Devenger
Re-opened and enacted via CfJ - Bucky

Adminned at 13 May 2009 21:36:14 UTC

Create a new Core Rule with the same name and contents as Rule 3.6.  Then repeal Rule 3.6. 
In the Core Rule entitled “Scripters”, delete the text “A Scripter must abide by the rules of fair play in Glossary section 3.6.”  In the same Rule, change the text “excluding Rules 1.1, 1.2 and 1.8” to “excluding Rules 1.1, 1.2, 1.8 and 1.10”.

The “Fair Play” section seems like it belongs in the Core Rules rather than the Glossary.

Story Post: Join the DDA today!

Here at the DDA, we scam to win the dynasty! Our membership is secret (with the notable exceptions of me and RODLAN), so no-one will be able to get angry at you for being a member!

To join the DDA, PM me. I will forward your message to the rest of the DDA and I’ll inform you of the rest of the members.

...unless I don’t trust you.

Join the DDA today!

Proposal: Fair Casting

Timed out 3 votes FOR to 6 AGAINST. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 May 2009 15:36:18 UTC

Create a new Subrule of Rule 2.2.1 Stunt Casting, Rule 2.2.1.1 with title “Final Casting Call” and the following text:

Scripters may Cast an actor or actress to play one of the following characters throughout the film: Man, Stewart (The Hero), Tall Girl, Oliver, Cockroach, Bo. To do this, a Scripter must make a story post entitled “Casting for [X],” with “[X]” being replaced with the name of the character to be played. This story post is known as a Casting Call. The body of the story post must clearly identify one actor or actress to play the role of the character.

If at any point in time a quorum of Scripters (including the one who created the Casting Call) comment “Seconded” on a Casting Call, then the Scripter who created the Casting Call earns 5 Royalties. The actor or actress who was suggested in the Casting Call is said to have been Cast. At that point, any other Casting Calls for the same character become closed. A comment of “Seconded” does nothing for a closed Casting Call. A Casting Call that is not closed is said to be open. No Scripter may create a Casting Call if he has already created a Casting Call which is still open. No Scripter may create a Casting Call for a character who appears in the wiki document “Final Cast.”

Create a wiki document entitled “Final Cast,” or blank it if it already exists. Whenever an actor or actress is Cast, put the name of the actor or actress in the wiki document along with the name of the character they were Cast to play. This wiki document may not be altered except by Rule or Proposal.

Reproposed to prevent the possibility of confederation. Note that the creator of the Casting Call is now allowed to count towards the quorum.

The example from before is still pretty much legitimate.

Unidling

Looks like I’m just in time for the endgame.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Losses

Arthexis and Hix go idle.  Quorum is now 7.

Story Post: (Example) Casting for Cockroach

I Cast OJ Simpson to play Cockroach.

Then, if 2 people Seconded this in comments, it would go into effect and no other Casting Calls for Cockroach could succeed. Also, I could not create any more Casting Calls, because this is still open even after it has twice been Seconded.

Proposal: Final Casting Call

Self-killed. - Devenger

Adminned at 05 May 2009 12:46:56 UTC

Create a new Subrule of Rule 2.2.1 Stunt Casting, Rule 2.2.1.1 with title “Final Casting Call” and the following text:

Scripters may Cast an actor or actress to play one of the following characters throughout the film: Man, Stewart (The Hero), Tall Girl, Oliver, Cockroach, Bo. To do this, a Scripter must make a story post entitled “Casting for [X],” with “[X]” being replaced with the name of the character to be played. This story post is known as a Casting Call. The body of the story post must clearly identify one actor or actress to play the role of the character.

If 2 Scripters (not including the one who created the Casting Call) comment “Seconded” on a Casting Call, then the Scripter who created the Casting Call earns 5 Royalties. The actor or actress who was suggested in the Casting Call is said to have been Cast. At that point, any other Casting Calls for the same character become closed. A comment of “Seconded” does nothing for a closed Casting Call. A Casting Call that is not closed is said to be open. No Scripter may create a Casting Call if he has already created a Casting Call which is still open. No Scripter may create a Casting Call for a character who appears in the wiki document “Final Cast.”

Create a wiki document entitled “Final Cast,” or blank it if it already exists. Whenever an actor or actress is Cast, put the name of the actor or actress in the wiki document along with the name of the character they were Cast to play. This wiki document may not be altered except by Rule or Proposal.

Just a fun side game to mix up the Royalties situation.

It’s actually pretty simple. No one can get more than 5 Royalties from this, because a Casting Call that succeeds is perpetually open. I’ll post an example to show you how it works.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Proposal: Finale, Part II Take II

Reached quorum (8-1) - Devenger

Adminned at 04 May 2009 13:01:39 UTC

Create a sub-rule to Rule 2.2.4 The Finale, called ‘The Awkward Aftermath’, with the following text:

When the Finale becomes Finished, Scripters may not vote how the rule Best in Show Votes would normally allow them to. Instead, a Story Post shall be created by the Producer called ‘The Awkward Aftermath’, to be known as the Vote Post; this will link to this rule’s text. When the Vote Post is created, the dynasty enters the Voting Stage.

Each Scripter has a statistic called ‘Vote’, tracked in the GNDT. Scripters start with no value for this statistic. While the dynasty is in the Voting Phase, as a daily action, a Scripter can change their Vote statistic to the name of any Scripter other than themselves who posted a Scene to the Finale that was not Cut.

48 hours after the Vote Post has been created, while the dynasty is in the Voting Stage, the Producer may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has entered the Bribery Stage. 72 hours after the Vote Post has been created, if the dynasty is still in the Voting Stage, any Scripter may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has entered the Bribery Stage. When the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage, it leaves the Voting Stage.

Each Scripter has a statistic called ‘Bribe Value’, tracked in the GNDT. Scripters start with a Bribe Value of 10 + their Popularity, rounded up. When the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage for the first time, each Scripter’s Popularity is set to their own Popularity rounded up, and each Scripter’s Bribe Value is (again) set to 10 + their Popularity. While the dynasty is in the Bribery Stage, a Scripter may Bribe another Scripter (the Recipient) by spending X Royalties, where X is at least the Recipient’s Bribe Value. They then change the Recipient’s Vote statistic to the name of any Scripter (who posted a Scene to the Finale that was not Cut) other than the Recipient, and increase the Recipient’s Bribe Value to the Royalties they spent to make the bribe, plus 1, plus their own Popularity statistic. (Scripters are considered to have 0 Popularity when making bribes if their Popularity is below 0.)

72 hours after the dynasty enters the most recent Bribery Stage, the Producer may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has left the Bribery Stage, and that Movie Completion has been achieved. 96 hours after the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage, if the dynasty is still in the Bribery Stage, any Scripter may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has left the Bribery Stage, and that Movie Completion has been achieved. Scripters are said to have voted for the Scripter named in their Vote statistic, if any. When Movie Completion is achieved, if there is not a tie, the Scripter with the most votes of this kind is titled the ‘Finale Winner’, and their Scene they created in the finale alone is placed on a wiki page titled “Final Act”. If there is a tie for most votes, Movie Completion is no longer said to have been achieved, the Royalties of each Scripter are increased by 15, and the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage again. The ‘Finale Winner’ may achieve victory in the current Dynasty.

Trying again.

Admin ‘advantage’ removed, achieving of victory explicit, first paragraph simplified, winner’s title changed to be distinct.

- The Producer

Voting on Act 6.

Come here to vote on Act 6! May you vote well. Remember guys, votes here count double as it is a Climax Act!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Proposal: Finale, Part II; Let Underhanded Dealings Follow

Self-killed. - Devenger

Adminned at 02 May 2009 12:15:16 UTC

Create a sub-rule to Rule 2.2.4 The Finale, called ‘The Awkward Aftermath’, with the following text:

When the Finale becomes Finished, Scripters may not vote how the rule Best in Show Votes would normally allow them to. Instead, a Story Post shall be created by the Producer called ‘The Awkward Aftermath’, to be known as the Vote Post; this will link to this rule’s text, and detail the Producer’s confused assessment of the purpose of voting. When the Vote Post is created, the dynasty enters the Voting Stage.

Each Scripter has a statistic called ‘Vote’, tracked in the GNDT. Scripters start with no value for this statistic. While the dynasty is in the Voting Phase, as a daily action, a Scripter can change their Vote statistic to the name of any Scripter other than themselves who posted a Scene to the Finale that was not Cut.

48 hours after the Vote Post has been created, while the dynasty is in the Voting Stage, the Producer may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has entered the Bribery Stage. 72 hours after the Vote Post has been created, if the dynasty is still in the Voting Stage, any Admin may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has entered the Bribery Stage. When the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage, it leaves the Voting Stage.

Each Scripter has a statistic called ‘Bribe Value’, tracked in the GNDT. Scripters start with a Bribe Value of 10 + their Popularity, rounded up. When the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage for the first time, each Scripter’s Popularity is set to their own Popularity rounded up, and each Scripter’s Bribe Value is (again) set to 10 + their Popularity. While the dynasty is in the Bribery Stage, a Scripter may Bribe another Scripter (the Recipient) by spending X Royalties, where X is at least the Recipient’s Bribe Value. They then change the Recipient’s Vote statistic to the name of any Scripter (who posted a Scene to the Finale that was not Cut) other than the Recipient, and increase the Recipient’s Bribe Value to the Royalties they spent to make the bribe, plus 1, plus their own Popularity statistic. (Scripters are considered to have 0 Popularity when making bribes if their Popularity is below 0.)

72 hours after the dynasty enters the most recent Bribery Stage, the Producer may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has left the Bribery Stage, and that Movie Completion has been achieved. 96 hours after the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage, if the dynasty is still in the Bribery Stage, any Admin may declare in a comment to the Vote Post that the dynasty has left the Bribery Stage, and that Movie Completion has been achieved. Scripters are said to have voted for the Scripter named in their Vote statistic, if any. When Movie Completion is achieved, if there is not a tie, the Scripter with the most votes of this kind is titled the Best Scriptwriter, and their Scene alone is placed on a wiki page titled “Final Act”. If there is a tie for most votes, Movie Completion is no longer said to have been achieved, the Royalties of each Scripter are increased by 15, and the dynasty enters the Bribery Stage again. The Best Scriptwriter may declare victory in the current Dynasty.

Yeah, it’s a lot. But income redistribution is a very important part of the economy.

- The Producer