Friday, October 30, 2015

Declaration of Victory: St. Bean’s Holiday

At 48 hours, vote tally is 4-0 and quorum is 4. Enacted by Brendan. Ascension address forthcoming.

Adminned at 01 Nov 2015 16:40:08 UTC

The latest Papal Conclave has been resolved, and the white smoke released. I am named in the most Ballots on this Conclave, and have achieved victory.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Call for Judgment: War Crimes

At 1-1 and over 48 hours old, cannot be enacted. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 02 Nov 2015 15:25:12 UTC

If an Invasion has been pending for more than 48 hours, and its Attack Strength is greater than or equal to its Defence Strength, it may be Enacted by any Admin. The Pope’s Loyalty is changed to that of the Invading Power. If an Invasion has been pending for more than 48 hours, and cannot be Enacted, it may be Failed by any Admin.

It is my opinion that the story post “Invasion by Spain” has been resolved incorrectly, as the final vote was placed >48 hours after the post was made. At 48 hours, the attack strength was 4 (Brendan) + 1 (Kevan) + 5 (Pope is not a Roman) = 10. Defense Strength: 5 (delcooper11) x 2 (Captain General of the Church) + 8 (Thrawn, per rule Invasion) = 18.

The invasion rule is subject to exploitation by alliances with an admin (i.e. “Hey Admin, don’t admin my invasion post until it’s gotten enough votes to succeed.”)

If enacted, this CjF shall change the following in rule Invasion:

If an Invasion has been pending for more than 48 hours, and its Attack Strength is greater than or equal to its Defence Strength, it may be Enacted by any Admin. The Pope’s Loyalty is changed to that of the Invading Power. If an Invasion has been pending for more than 48 hours, and cannot be Enacted, it may be Failed by any Admin.

to read:

If an Invasion has been pending for more than 48 hours, and its Attack Strength is greater than or equal to its Defence Strength, the invasion has succeeded and shall be enacted by an any Admin. The Pope’s Loyalty is changed to that of the Invading Power. If an Invasion has been pending for more than 48 hours, and its Defence strength is greater than its Attack Strength, the invasion has failed and it shall be Failed by any Admin.

 

EDIT: clarify location of rule to change.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Proposal: Amend Cap and Trade v2

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 30 Oct 2015 10:52:02 UTC

If Cap and Trade v2 is enacted, after

If after 48 hours there is no agreement on terms of a trade, the offer is no longer considered valid.

add:

A trade may only affect the properties of the two Cardinals party to the trade agreement.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Proposal: Sneezy

Times out 1-2. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 29 Oct 2015 23:51:34 UTC

Add a Vice to the bulleted list in “Vices”:-

  • Avaritia - A Cardinal whose Vice is Avaritia may take one Church Action without paying its Influence cost, each day, so long as no other Cardinal has a higher Influence than them.

Proposal: Cap in Hand

Timed out 2 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 29 Oct 2015 19:17:19 UTC

If “Cap and Trade v2” enacted, this proposal has no further effect.

In “Benefices”, replace “As a Church Action, a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 1 to increase their Benefices by 1.” with:-

If the total number of Benefices owned by all Cardinals is less than 50, then as a Church Action, a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 1 to increase their Benefices by 1.

Proposing just the cap mechanic from delcooper11’s previous proposal.

Proposal: Cap and Trade v2

Timed out 1 vote to 2. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 29 Oct 2015 19:16:17 UTC

In dynastic rule Benefices, replace:

All Cardinals have Benefices, a number tracked in the GNDT. The default value is 1. As a Church Action, a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 1 to increase their Benefices by 1. As a Church Action, a Cardinal may reduce their Benefices by 1 to increase the Benefices of another Cardinal by 1.

with:

All Cardinals have Benefices, a number tracked in the GNDT.  The default value is 1. The total number of available Benefices is 50. As a Church Action, a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 1 to increase their Benefices by 1 given that the the action does not result in a total number of benefices greater than 50. Cardinals may trade benefices amongst themselves by making a story post to that effect, indicating as such with the title “Trade:.” Cardinals wishing to bid on the offered benefices must do so in the form of a comment on that story post.

A trade may be resolved by an admin if there is an agreement between two Cardinals as to the terms of the trade, making said changes in the GNDT. If after 48 hours there is no agreement on terms of a trade, the offer is no longer considered valid.

Re-proposing with some modifications based on comments to the last version.

I idle

Cari fratelli,

I haven’t been able to participate in Blognomic the last days due to personal issues.

I was hoping to come back in a reasonable time, but it doesn’t seem to be the case, hence I idle.

It’s been a lot of fun, thanks to everyone.
I hope I see you soon, in this Dynasty or in the next.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Story Post: Invasion by Spain

Attack Strength: 8 (Thrawn) + 4 (Brendan) + 1 (Kevan) + 5 (Pope is not a Roman) = 18. Defence Strength: 5 (delcooper11). Invasion succeeds. Resolved by Brendan.

Adminned at 29 Oct 2015 07:01:23 UTC

The forces of Madrid have cleverly waited until all the Cardinals take their siesta to invade the Vatican. You’ll be speaking a different Romance language soon!

Story Post: Papal Conclave on the Day of St. Bean

(Resolved by Kevan.)

Adminned at 01 Nov 2015 16:45:50 UTC

A new Conclave is called.

Scrutineers: Roberto and Kevan
Infirmarii: Elias IX and Delcooper11
Revisers: Thrawn and Brendan

Friday, October 23, 2015

Proposal: Smokeless Fools

Times out 2-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 25 Oct 2015 22:58:29 UTC

In “Conclaves”, replace “where X is the name of a Cardinal other than themselves” with:-

where X is the name of a Cardinal or idle Cardinal other than themselves

Then the Conclave with the blogpost title “Papal Conclave I” shall cease to be considered a Conclave.

Ugh, have just realised that I can’t resolve the Conclave because the Ballots that refer to idle Cardinals are no longer considered Ballots. Let’s just give up on this one.

Proposal: Sick Burn

Times out 2-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 25 Oct 2015 22:57:22 UTC

In “Conclaves”, after “If a Conclave is more than 96 hours old and a Cardinal has not posted a Ballot on it, then any Infirmarii with at least 1 Influence may - as a Church Action - post a Ballot on that Cardinal’s behalf by posting a comment on that Conclave consisting of the phrase “X is unwell, but elects as Supreme Pontiff Y.”, where X is the name of the Cardinal in question and Y is the name of any Cardinal.”, add:-

Upon doing so, the Cardinal named as unwell loses 3 Influence (to a minimum of zero).

Friday, October 23, 2015

Cardinal Darknight has either fallen asleep or died

Quorum drops to 4.

Proposal: Back the Mitre Horse

Times out 2-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 24 Oct 2015 21:49:44 UTC

Replace the paragraph in the rule “Conclaves” that begins “If a Conclave has received a Ballot from every Cardinal…” with the following:

If a Conclave has received a Ballot from every Cardinal, then any Scrutineer may resolve it: if more than two thirds of the Ballots on that Conclave named the same Cardinal, then the Scrutineer announces that white smoke has been released; otherwise the Scrutineer announces that dark smoke has been released.

  • When a Scrutineer announces in this way that dark smoke has been released, that Scrutineer must also increase each Cardinal’s Influence by x, where x is the number of Cardinals whose Ballots named the same Cardinal as theirs. For each Cardinal who was named in at least one other Cardinal’s Ballot on this Conclave, the Scrutineer must remove that elected Cardinal’s Vice.
  • When a Scrutineer announces in this way that white smoke has been released, the Cardinal named in the most Ballots on that Conclave has achieved victory.

Proposal: Confession-Only Booth

Times out 3-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 24 Oct 2015 21:44:38 UTC

Add a new Dynastic Rule called “Secrets” with the following wording:

A Secret is a comment made on any post that has been encrypted with a password via the encryption generator at http://textmechanic.com/Encryption-Generator.html. To create a valid Secret, a Cardinal must post only the encrypted text as a comment, then send its password, as well as a link to the post on which they are commenting, to the Pope via private message. The Cardinal should save a copy of this outgoing message as well.

The reasoning behind including the Pope here is as a backstop—we seem to have some players who need a few days to respond to things, and if we want to resolve anything via secret ballot, waiting for everyone to post AND waiting for everyone to come back and decode their posts seems like it could drag on for a long time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Story Post: Apologies

My fellow cardinals, I do apologize sincerely, some personal business kept me from fully participating in BlogNomic for the last week. My duties and obligations will be neglected no more.

Proposal: Autoclave

Times out 4-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 22 Oct 2015 20:15:31 UTC

To the “Conclaves”, add a paragraph:-

Once a Conclave has been resolved, it is no longer considered to be a Conclave.

Per Brendan.

Proposal: Squad

Times out 3-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 22 Oct 2015 20:14:12 UTC

Replace the item in the rule “Vices” that begins with “Ira” with the following:

  • Ira - If a Cardinal has Ira as their Vice, has a Loyalty other than None, and does not share an Alliance with the Pope, their Church Actions cost 1 less Influence. This may not cause Church Actions to cost less than 0 Influence.

Add the following item to the list in the same rule:

  • Gula - Upon choosing Gula as their Vice, a Cardinal’s Influence becomes 5 and their Benefices become 1. A Cardinal may not choose Gula if they have ever had Gula as their Vice before.

If a Cardinal’s EVC on this Proposal includes the phrase “Dies Irae,” and their Vice is Ira when this is enacted, remove that Cardinal’s Vice.

Proposal: Has Anyone Got a Match?

Times out 4-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 22 Oct 2015 16:54:01 UTC

To the final bullet point of “Conclaves”, add:

If a Conclave is more than 168 hours old, this third step may be skipped.

Allowing Revisers to rearrange old Conclaves at no cost to themselves.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Proposal: Confession Voting Booth

Timed out 1 vote to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Oct 2015 09:13:50 UTC

Add a new Dynastic Rule called “Secrets” with the following wording:

A Secret is a comment made on any post that has been encrypted with a password via the encryption generator at http://textmechanic.com/Encryption-Generator.html. To create a valid Secret, a Cardinal must post only the encrypted text as a comment, then send its password, as well as a link to the post on which they are commenting, to the Pope via private message. The Cardinal should save a copy of this outgoing message as well.

Replace the paragraph in the rule “Conclaves” that begins “If a Cardinal has posted a comment on a Conclave…” with the following:

If a Cardinal has posted a Secret on a Conclave whose decrypted text includes the name of a single other Cardinal, and does not already have a Secret posted on that Conclave, then the Secret is considered to be that Cardinal’s Ballot for that Conclave, electing the named Cardinal.

Replace the paragraph in the rule “Conclaves” that begins “If a Conclave has received a Ballot from every Cardinal…” with the following:

If a Conclave has received a Ballot from every Cardinal, then the Pope should make a new Story Post listing the passwords for all its Secrets, by Cardinal. A Scrutineer should then decrypt and verify each of these Secrets and post the full Ballot count in a comment on that Story Post. If more than two thirds of the Ballots on that Conclave named the same Cardinal, then the Scrutineer announces that white smoke has been released; otherwise the Scrutineer announces that dark smoke has been released. When a Scrutineer announces in this way that dark smoke has been released, that Scrutineer must also increase every Cardinal’s Influence by 3, and remove the Vice of the first X Cardinals who posted their own Ballot on that Conclave (where X is quorum).

This would make posting your own Ballot a secret affair until all the votes are in, but would leave votes cast by Infirmarii public. I don’t know anything in particular about that encryption tool, and would be amenable to using a different URL if anyone knows of a better solution.

New Player

Hey everyone,

I’m TazakiTsukuru.

Just found out about Nomic, and I’m excited to give it a shot! I’ll hop in when a new dynasty rolls around.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Proposal: Censer Censure

Passes 5-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 20 Oct 2015 07:49:12 UTC

QUID PRO QUO

Decrease delcooper11’s Influence by 3. Increase Brendan’s Influence by 7.

On October 15th, delcooper11 made an offer in the comments to their Invasion post: “Pledge Loyalty to France and I will make three speeches over the next three days in your honor.” I was the first to do so. It is now the 18th, and delcooper11 has made no speeches in my direction at all. I call upon my fellow Cardinals to hold our colleague to their word.

Proposal: The Dangers of Monoculture Revisited

Times out 3-0 with 1 unresolved Imperial. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 20 Oct 2015 07:43:35 UTC

In dynastic rule Loyalty, replace

If at least half of all Cardinals have a given Loyalty x, no other Cardinal may change their Loyalty to x.

with

If at least half of all Cardinals have a Loyalty that belongs to a given Alliance x, no other Cardinal may change their Loyalty to any Loyalty belonging to x.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Proposal: Cap and Trade

Self-killed. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 19 Oct 2015 20:13:33 UTC

In dynastic rule Benefices, replace:

All Cardinals have Benefices, a number tracked in the GNDT. The default value is 1. As a Church Action, a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 1 to increase their Benefices by 1. As a Church Action, a Cardinal may reduce their Benefices by 1 to increase the Benefices of another Cardinal by 1.

with:

All Cardinals have Benefices, a number tracked in the GNDT.  The default value is 1. The total number of available Benefices is 50. As a Church Action, a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 1 to increase their Benefices by 1, given that the the action does not result in a total number of benefices greater than 50. Cardinals may trade benefices amongst themselves in either public or private. The Pope shall arbitrate any disputes between cardinals regarding any trade.

Proposal: Benediction Arnold

Passes 5-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 19 Oct 2015 20:12:13 UTC

Reword the paragraph in the rule “Loyalty” that reads “As a weekly action, a Cardinal other than the Pope may change their Loyalty. If their Loyalty was not None, their Influence is halved.” as follows:

As a Weekly Action, a Cardinal other than the Pope may pay half their Influence to change their Loyalty. If a Cardinal other than the Pope shares a Loyalty with the Pope, they may instead change their Loyalty as a Church Action.

Encouraging defectors. It’s no fun if we’re all on the same side.

Proposal: Burnout

Timed out 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 Oct 2015 18:01:08 UTC

To the end of the paragraph beginning “If a Conclave is more than 96 hours old”, add:-

If a Conclave is more than 168 hours old, then the Church Action described in this paragraph does not require an Influence spend when taken on that Conclave.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Proposal: Home Court Advantage

Passes 5-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 18 Oct 2015 16:55:29 UTC

Add the following paragraph just before the last paragraph of the rule “Invasion:”

If the Pope has not cast a vote on an Invasion, their vote is considered to be AGAINST.

Add the following paragraph to the end of that rule:

Should an Invasion Fail, the admin who Fails it must decrease the Influence of each of the Cardinals whose EVC on it was FOR by one-third, rounded down.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Proposal: Errata II

Times out 4-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 18 Oct 2015 16:53:20 UTC

Add the following to the end of the rule Conclaves:

Any Reviser may Ensure the Integrity of a Conclave - if they have not yet done so for that Conclave - by doing the following three things:

- The Reviser posts a comment to the Conclave naming at their discretion a number of Roles: X Scrutineers, X Infirmarii and X Revisers, where X is one third of the number of Cardinals, rounded down, with no Cardinal having more than one Role in the Conclave.
- The Reviser prefaces that comment with the phrase “It appears Y has made an error”, where Y is the most recent Cardinal who Ensured the Integrity of the Conclave, or if that does not exist, the Cardinal who called the Conclave. Y may not be the Cardinal who is Ensuring the Integrity of the Conclave.
- The Reviser decreases their Influence by 1 plus the number of times a Cardinal has Ensured the Integrity of the Conclave. The Reviser then increases the Influence of the cardinal Y named above by the same amount.

Change the last sentence of the first paragraph of Conclaves to the following:

The Roles for each Conclave must initially be determined randomly by the Cardinal calling the Conclave, such that no Cardinal has more than one Role in a Conclave.

Emoji enabled 👍🏼

All righty, if I’ve done everything right, we should now be able to use “Astral” Unicode characters, including emoji, in most places where we might possibly want to. 😀 I had to change each database table and column one-at-a-time, so I didn’t do everything, but Emoji should be supported in post titles and fields, comments, private messages, and maybe a few other places, too.

As always, report any weirdness to the #server channel on Slack.

🎉

Proposal: The Dangers of Monoculture

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Oct 2015 07:41:56 UTC

Add to the last paragraph of the rule “Loyalty” the following:

If at least half of all Cardinals have a given Loyalty x, no other Cardinal may change their Loyalty to x.

Off to get rich off of selling indulgences

I go idle. With 8 Cardinals, quorum remains 5.

Proposal: Habeas Vapem

Passes 5-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 15 Oct 2015 22:45:54 UTC

In “Conclaves”, replace “After a Scrutineer announces in this way that dark smoke has been released, all Scrutineers may, within the following 48 hours, select a Cardinal and remove that Cardinal’s Vice.” with:

When a Scrutineer announces in this way that dark smoke has been released, that Scrutineer must also increase every Cardinal’s Influence by 3, and remove the Vice of the first X Cardinals who posted their own Ballot on that Conclave (where X is quorum).

Changing the ambiguous Scrutineer effect to something else.

Story Post: Invasion

Passes with Attack Strength 27, Defence Strength 11. The Pope’s Loyalty is now to France. Resolved by Brendan. (Whoops, forget to set this to Enacted when I actually did it.)

Adminned at 17 Oct 2015 23:12:31 UTC

My beloved home country of France has declared its intentions to lead an invasion to defend the church. Cardinals, stand with me and stand up for our church!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

I idle

Thanks for all the fun times I’ve had here!

I don’t have time for this game. I hope to not come back, and I won’t.

It’s been good. Sayonnarra

EDIT: This post has been edited from it’s original content. It was previously set as every category, which is illegal, stickied, which is unnecessary, and closed to comments, which is kind of a jerk move. It is now none of those things. - Tantusar

EDITEDIT: But sure, go ahead, be idle. Nine players, quorum is five.

Proposal: Since I Can’t Make Speeches

Passes 6-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 15 Oct 2015 18:56:13 UTC

QUID PRO QUO

Increase Brendan’s Influence by 7.

Proposal: Numquam Fidelis

Passes 6-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 15 Oct 2015 18:53:50 UTC

Add the following sentence to the paragraph in the rule “Loyalty” that begins “A Cardinal whose Loyalty is Colonna…”

A Cardinal who has no Loyalty has no Alliance, and do not count as sharing an Alliance with any other Cardinal.

If any Cardinals have claimed an Influence increase from effectively higher Nepotism based on the theory that they share an Alliance of “none” with the Pope, undo that Influence increase.

Unique post title

But is it, though?

I’ve bounced off the surface of this dynasty and don’t think I have the brain to catch up. As such I idle; quorum remains 6.

Proposal: Errata

Self-killed. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 15 Oct 2015 18:52:48 UTC

Add the following to the end of the rule Conclaves:

Any Reviser may Ensure the Integrity of a Conclave - if they have not yet done so for that Conclave - by doing the following three things:

- The Reviser posts a comment to the Conclave naming at their discretion a number of Roles: X Scrutineers, X Infirmarii and X Revisers, where X is one third of the number of Cardinals, rounded down, with no Cardinal having more than one Role in the Conclave.
- The Reviser prefaces that comment with the phrase “It appears Y has made an error”, where Y is the most recent Cardinal who Revised the Roles of the Conclave, or if that does not exist, the Cardinal who called the Conclave. Y may not be the Cardinal who is Ensuring the Integrity of the Conclave.
- The Reviser decreases their Influence by 1 plus the number of times a Cardinal has Ensured the Integrity of the Conclave. The Reviser then increases the Influence of the cardinal Y named above by the same amount.

Change the last sentence of the first paragraph of Conclaves to the following:

The Roles for each Conclave must initially be determined randomly by the Cardinal calling the Conclave, such that no Cardinal has more than one Role in a Conclave.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Proposal: Cleansing

Passes 5-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 15 Oct 2015 18:51:55 UTC

Add the following sentence to the last paragraph of the rule Conclaves:

After a Scrutineer announces in this way that dark smoke has been released, all Scrutineers may, within the following 48 hours, select a Cardinal and remove that Cardinal’s Vice.

 

Proposal: St Augustine of Hungry Hungry

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Oct 2015 08:58:49 UTC

Add a Vice to the bulleted list in “Vices”:-

  • Gula - A Cardinal whose Vice is Gula may, if they have 0 Influence and 0 Benefices, gain 5 Influence and 1 Benefice.

Proposal: Panem Vetus

Timed out 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Oct 2015 08:57:43 UTC

Replace “Daily Action” with “Church Action” throughout the dynastic ruleset.

Enact a new rule, “Church Actions”:-

If something is defined as a Church Action, it can be performed at any time, provided that the Cardinal performing it spends an amount of Influence equal to 1 plus the number of times that Cardinal has already performed that Church Action that day.

Then replace “post a Ballot on that Cardinal’s behalf by paying 1 Influence and posting a comment” with “post a Ballot on that Cardinal’s behalf by posting a comment”, and replace “a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 2 to increase their Benefices by 1” with “a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 1 to increase their Benefices by 1”.

Straight reproposal of Panem Nostrum Quotidianum but without the broken bit.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Story Post: Rumours of wars

The defence of Rome must be a priority

Appoint the Captain General of the Church!

Call for Judgment: Starting Over

Quorum of against votes. Failed 0-6 by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Oct 2015 10:46:21 UTC

Reset the Vice of all Cardinals to the default value.

Reproposing without the controversial clause that made Invidia “easily the most powerful vice”.

Proposal: Casus Belli

Passes 7-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 14 Oct 2015 22:10:03 UTC

Replace the paragraph in the rule “Loyalty” that reads “A Cardinal whose Loyalty is Colonna or Orsini is a Roman. A Cardinal whose Loyalty is France or Spain is a Foreigner.” with

A Cardinal whose Loyalty is Colonna or Orsini is a Roman. A Cardinal whose Loyalty is France or Spain is a Foreigner. A Cardinal whose Loyalty is Florence, Naples or Venice is a Representative. This is known as a Cardinal’s Alliance.

Add a new paragraph to the rule “Nepotism” as follows:

If a Cardinal shares an Alliance with the Pope, they are considered to have 2 extra Nepotism for the purposes of gaining Influence under this rule, or 3 extra Nepotism instead if they also share the Pope’s Loyalty.

Call for Judgment: For Heaven’s Sake

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Oct 2015 10:47:16 UTC

Clarify the bullet point for Invidia under the rule “Vices” as follows:

A Cardinal may not choose Invidia as their Vice if they have any Benefices. As a Daily Action, a Cardinal whose Vice is Invidia may target a Cardinal who does not currently have a Vice, and set that Cardinal’s Vice to any of the options in this list. This does not count as choosing a Vice, and the Cardinal whose Vice is Invidia may not use this action to set a Vice that the targeted Cardinal would not normally be able to choose.

If “Panem Nostrum Quotidianum” has passed, replace “Daily Action” above with “Church Action.”

Call for Judgment: Invidia Clarification

6 votes against. That’s a quorum. Failed by Elias IX.

Adminned at 14 Oct 2015 02:45:03 UTC

In the Rule Vices, add the following text to the end of the section that corresponds to Invidia:-

Upon choosing Superbia, the Cardinal gains one Benefice. Upon choosing Luxuria, the Cardinal gains one Nepotism.

Reset all Vices of all Cardinals to the default value for that stat. Remove 1 Benefice from ayesdeeef.

CfJing as I am out of Proposal slots.

Resetting the contentious values with a better clarified Ruleset and starting over. Finding middle ground on the previous CfJ’s intended effect. Everybody happy?

Proposal: Spending Influence Good?

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Oct 2015 10:55:51 UTC

In the Rule Influence, add a new paragraph with the following text:-

If a Cardinal has at least 100 Influence, they are elected as Pope and have achieved Victory.

No no no, spending influence is most definitely not good.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Call for Judgment: Envy

CfJ passes with a quorum of FOR votes (currently 6). Enacted by Elias IX

Adminned at 14 Oct 2015 02:30:51 UTC

I claim that ayesdeeef’s increase in Benefices via setting other Cardinals’ Vices to Superbia is illegal.

According to the Ruleset, we have the following:

If a Cardinal has no Vice, they may set their own Vice to one of the options listed below at any time; this is called choosing a Vice.

Superbia - A Cardinal may not choose Superbia as their Vice if they are a Papabile. Upon choosing Superbia, the Cardinal gains one Benefice.

Invidia - A Cardinal may not choose Invidia as their Vice if they have any Benefices. As a Daily Action, a Cardinal whose Vice is Invidia may target a Cardinal who does not currently have a Vice, and set that Cardinal’s Vice to any of the options in this list. They may not use this action to set a Vice that the targeted Cardinal would not normally be able to choose.

In the Ruleset, “choosing a Vice” is unambiguously defined as setting their own Vice to one of the listed options at any time, if they do not have a Vice.

Because the powers invoked by Invidia do not cause the target to set their own vice, that act cannot be called “choosing”, and thus no Benefice shall be granted to either party.


If this CfJ passes, then decrease ayesdeeef’s Benefices by the number of Cardinals whose Vice ayesdeeef has set to Superbia. If ayesdeeef at any time made game actions that depend on the successful granting of Benefices when he set other Cardinal’s vices to Superbia (e.g. decreasing another Cardinal’s influence because ayesdeeef had 4 or more Benefices, bequeathing Benefices to other Cardinals, etc.), revert all of those game actions.

If a quorum of EVC’s also include the string “Tabula rasa”, reset the Vice of all Cardinals whose Vice ayesdeeef has set to Superbia to the default value.

Idling

I won’t have enough time to participate actively in the next weeks, so I guess I’m going idle for a while.

Proposal: Papa venit !

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Oct 2015 11:19:27 UTC

Create a new Rule titled “The Masses” with the following text:-

The Masses are a fickle lot. As a weekly communal action, any Cardinal may Mingle with the Masses by granting 3 Influence to the Cardinal in the 1DICENth row in the GNDT, where N is the number of Cardinals.

Repropose, sort of.

Proposal: Curia and Curiouser

Timed out 3 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Oct 2015 11:18:02 UTC

In the rule “Curia”, replace “Any Cardinal may Bid on the Appointment” with:

Any Cardinal may Bid on the Appointment if they have not already done so for that Appointment

Reproposing Ayesdeeef’s Bid limit without the puzzling Influence reset clause.

Proposal: Panem Nostrum Quotidianum

Vetoed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Oct 2015 08:28:47 UTC

Replace “Daily Action” with “Church Action” throughout the ruleset.

Enact a new rule, “Church Actions”:-

If something is defined as a Church Action, it can be performed at any time, provided that the Cardinal performing it spends an amount of Influence equal to 1 plus the number of times that Cardinal has already performed that Church Action that day.

Then replace “post a Ballot on that Cardinal’s behalf by paying 1 Influence and posting a comment” with “post a Ballot on that Cardinal’s behalf by posting a comment”, and replace “a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 2 to increase their Benefices by 1” with “a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 1 to increase their Benefices by 1”.

Dialling the daily actions back a little, sharing Ais523’s concerns.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Proposal: Spending Influence Good?

Fewer than a quorum of players not voting against. Failed 1-6 by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Oct 2015 10:01:49 UTC

In the Ruleset, replace “Any Cardinal may Bid on the Appointment by spending 1 Influence and posting a comment to that entry including the phrase “Bid: X” where X is the name of a Cardinal.” with

Any Cardinal may Bid on the Appointment if they have not already done so for that Appointment by spending 1 Influence and posting a comment to that entry including the phrase “Bid: X” where X is the name of a Cardinal.

Set Darknight’s Influence to 8, set Josh’s Influence to 7, set Kevan’s Influence to 12, set Brendan’s Influence to 8, set Tantusar’s Influence to 8, set Purplebeard’s Influence to 8, set Aname’s Influence to 8, set ayesdeeef’s Influence to 7, set delcooper11’s Influence to 8, set Roberto’s Influence to 8, and set EliasIX’s Influence to 5.

There is a conflict of interest right now.

A message for my cardinal friends

To my dear fellow cardinals, all of whom I hold very close to my heart:

If you visit your Blognomic messaging preferences (http://blognomic.com/member/edit_preferences), you’ll probably notice the box next to “Accept Private Messages sent to you by other members of this site”.

Wouldn’t it be nice if that box had a lovely checkmark?

I’m sure you’d find things a bit more beneficial if that were the case.

Yours,
Elias IX

Proposal: Not so fast

Cannot be enacted at 1-6 with one DEF and therefore fails. -Purplebeard

Adminned at 12 Oct 2015 08:24:27 UTC

In dynastic rule Influence, replace

“As a daily action, a Cardinal may make a Speech, increasing the Influence of three other Cardinals by 1”

with

“As a daily action, a Cardinal may make a Speech, increasing the Influence of three other Cardinals by 1 OR decreasing the influence of two other cardinals by 1. An individual speech my only serve to increase or decrease influence.”

Daily actions to increase influence can easy grow very quickly. Decreasing influence could keep influence levels in check.

Story Post: Appointing a new Dean

4 bids for Roberto to 1 bid for Kevan

Adminned at 13 Oct 2015 05:18:36 UTC

The College of Cardinals is growing larger, and we cannot keep track of it all ourselves

Appoint the Dean of the Sacred College!

Proposal: 1527 all over again

Times out at 10-0 (also meeting quorum) and is enacted. -Purplebeard

Adminned at 12 Oct 2015 08:22:31 UTC

In the rule Loyalty, replace

As a weekly action, a Cardinal may change their Loyalty.

with

As a weekly action, a Cardinal other than the Pope may change their Loyalty.

Create a new dynastic rule titled Invasion

As a weekly communal action, a Cardinal may begin an Invasion by making a blog post to that effect. This post must name the Invading Power, chosen from the list of possible Loyalty values in the rule “Loyalty”. An Invasion is a Votable Matter.

The Attack Strength of an Invasion is equal to the sum of the Benefices of Cardinals whose Vote is FOR the invasion
The Defence Strength of an Invasion is equal to the sum of the Benefices of Cardinals whose Vote is AGAINST the invasion

If the Pope is not a Roman, and the Invading Power is France or Spain, the Attack Strength is increased by 5
If the Pope is a Roman, and the Invading Power is Florence, Naples, or Venice, the Attack Strength is increased by 5.
If the Pope is a Foreigner, and the Invading Power is Colonna or Orsini, the Attack Strength is increased by 5

If an Invasion has been pending for more than 48 hours, and its Attack Strength is greater than or equal to its Defence Strength, it may be Enacted by any Admin. The Pope’s Loyalty is changed to that of the Invading Power.
If an Invasion has been pending for more than 48 hours, and cannot be Enacted, it may be Failed by any Admin.

In the rule Vices, add to the list of Vices

* Ira: A Cardinal whose Vice is Ira is considered to have one additional Benefices for the purposes of the rule “Invasion”

In the rule Curia, add to the list of Offices

* Captain General of the Church. The Captain General of the Church is considered to have double the number of Benefices for the purposes of the rule “Invasion”

Proposal: Family Ties

Timed out / quorumed, 7 votes to 3. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Oct 2015 07:16:55 UTC

Create a new Dynastic rule titled “Nepotism”

All Cardinals have Nepotism, a number tracked in the GNDT. It defaults to 0. As a weekly action, a Cardinal may spend 2 Benefices to gain 1 Nepotism. As a weekly action, a Cardinal may gain Influence equal to their Nepotism.

Add to the rule “Vices”, after “They may not use this action to set a Vice that the targeted Cardinal would not normally be able to choose.”

*Luxuria - A Cardinal may not choose Luxuria as their Vice if they are a Papabile or they have any Nepotism. Upon choosing Luxuria, the Cardinal gains one Nepotism.

 

Friday, October 09, 2015

Idle me

This dynasty has too many daily actions (already!) that need to be performed every day in order to be in the best position to win it (because they can be traded for other people’s dailies).

As such, attempting to win it would be really bad for my personal life (I can’t make time to daily every day), especially as the order in which the actions matters for agreement/trust purposes. Thus, please idle me.

Proposal: Guiding the Pen

Adminned at 10 Oct 2015 12:31:03 UTC

In “Conclaves”, add a third paragraph:-

If a Conclave is more than 96 hours old and a Cardinal has not posted a Ballot on it, then any Infirmarii with at least 1 Influence may - as a daily action - post a Ballot on that Cardinal’s behalf by paying 1 Influence and posting a comment on that Conclave consisting of the phrase “X is unwell, but elects as Supreme Pontiff Y.”, where X is the name of the Cardinal in question and Y is the name of any Cardinal.

Replace “and has posted no other comments of that format on that Conclave” with:-

and does not already have a Ballot posted on that Conclave

Has a quorum of votes in favour at 9-0 and is therefore enacted. -Purplebeard

Proposal: A Rosary by any other Name

Reaches quorum 9 votes to 1. Enacted by Elias IX

Adminned at 10 Oct 2015 09:23:31 UTC

In the Rule named “Conclaves”, change:

A Cardinal may call a Conclave if no unresolved Conclave exists, by making a blog post to this effect.

to the following:

A Cardinal may call a Conclave if no unresolved Conclave exists, by making a blog post entitled “Papal Conclave on the Day of [NAME]”, substituting for [NAME] a name or celebration that corresponds to the current date on this website.

Call for Judgment: Questionably Legal Man

Failed with a quorum of against votes and/or timed out, 1 vote to 6. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Oct 2015 15:20:20 UTC

If there is a Pending Proposal titled Papa venit !, replace its contents with:

Create a new Rule titled “The Masses” with the following text:-

The Masses are a fickle lot. As a daily communal action, any Pope may Mingle with the Masses by granting 3 Influence to the Cardinal in the 1DICENth position in the GNDT, where N is the number of Cardinals.

It’s a good Proposal which I’d hate to see go to waste. I wonder if anyone gets the reference I made.

Proposal: I could snap Conclaves like a twig.

3 cardinals are not voting AGAINST. Failed by Elias IX.

Adminned at 10 Oct 2015 09:19:27 UTC

Add a rule, Tick Tock:

If there are no unresolved Conclaves, replace:

If a Cardinal has posted a comment on a Conclave which consists of the single phrase “I elect as Supreme Pontiff X.”, where X is the name of a Cardinal other than themselves, and has posted no other comments of that format on that Conclave, then the comment is considered to be that Cardinal’s Ballot for that Conclave, electing the named Cardinal.

With:

If a Cardinal has posted a comment on a Conclave which consists of the single phrase “I elect as Supreme Pontiff X.”, where X is the name of a Cardinal other than themselves, then that comment is considered to be that Cardinal’s Ballot for that Conclave, electing the named Cardinal. If a Cardinal has posted more than one such comment on a Conclave, only their last such comment is that Cardinal’s Ballot for that Conclave

If a Quorum of EVCs on this Proposal include the phrase “proficitis cum ea”, less quotes, instead replace:

If a Cardinal has posted a comment on a Conclave which consists of the single phrase “I elect as Supreme Pontiff X.”, where X is the name of a Cardinal other than themselves, and has posted no other comments of that format on that Conclave, then the comment is considered to be that Cardinal’s Ballot for that Conclave, electing the named Cardinal.

With:

If a Cardinal has posted a comment on a Conclave which consists of the single phrase “I elect as Supreme Pontiff X.”, where X is the name of a Cardinal other than themselves, then that comment is considered to be that Cardinal’s Ballot for that Conclave, electing the named Cardinal. If a Cardinal has posted more than one such comment on a Conclave, only their last such comment is that Cardinal’s Ballot for that Conclave

That’s “get on with it”, by the way.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Story Post: Papal Conclave I

No longer a Conclave, as per “Smokeless Fools.” Adminned by Brendan.

Adminned at 25 Oct 2015 22:59:09 UTC

I call a Conclave. Cardinals, gaze deep into your conclave mirror - objects you see are not as close as they seem to appear.

Scrutineers
Tantusar
Brendan
Elias IX
Josh

Infirmarii
ayesdeeef
Thrawn
Darknight
Purplebeard

Revisers
delcooper11
ais523
Aname
Kevan

Methodology: roles are filled in order of the ruleset (4 Scrutineers, 4 Infirmarii and 4 Revisers) using results from the GNDT. Cardinal names are ordered lexicographically and at each step we take the nth "unemployed" cardinal to fill the next role.

Proposal: Greed or Popularity?

Reaches quorum 7 votes to 3. Enacted by Elias IX

Adminned at 10 Oct 2015 09:03:23 UTC

In the Rule Influence, add a new paragraph with the following text:-

Each Cardinal with four or more Benefices is a Landowning Cardinal. Whenever a Landowning Cardinal makes a speech, they decrease the Influence of two other Cardinals by one.

Benefices, I believe, are property? Let’s find out if I’m understanding things more or less.

Proposal: Papa venit !

Failed 2-7 by Thrawn

Adminned at 10 Oct 2015 05:14:52 UTC

Create a new Rule titled “The Masses” with the following text:-

The Masses are a fickle lot. As a daily communal action, any Pope may Mingle with the Masses. Upon doing so, they roll 1DICEN, where is the number of players, and grant 3 Influence to the nth Player in the GNDT.

Like the Iowa Caucuses, but for the Pope, you know what I’m saying?

And with your spirit.

Pope? Nope.
Blessed? Yes’d.

I unidle. Quorum remains at 7.

Proposal: Curia

Enacted 9-0 by Thrawn

Adminned at 10 Oct 2015 05:11:09 UTC

Create a new rule titled “Curia”

Each Cardinal may have an Office, which is tracked in the GNDT. Cardinals default to having no Office. The Pope may not have an Office.

As a communal weekly action, a Cardinal may Appoint an office by posting an entry naming that Office. Any Cardinal may Bid on the Appointment by spending 1 Influence and posting a comment to that entry including the phrase “Bid: X” where X is the name of a Cardinal. After 48 hours, the Cardinal named in the most Bids wins the Office. If there is a tie, the Pope may select a Cardinal involved in that tie to win the Office by posting a comment declaring that they do so.
When a Cardinal wins an Office, their Office is set to that Office, and any other Cardinal with that Office loses it.

The Offices are
* Dean of the Sacred College. Whenever the Dean of the Sacred College makes a Speech, they gain 1 Influence.
* Chancellor. As a daily action, the Chancellor may increase the Benefices of another Cardinal by 1.

Proposal: Three nights in Avignon

Enacted 9-0 by Thrawn

Adminned at 10 Oct 2015 05:03:12 UTC

Create a new Dynastic rule titled “Loyalty”

Each Cardinal has a Loyalty, tracked in the GNDT. The default value is None
Possible values for Loyalty are:

* None
* Colonna
* Orsini
* Florence
* Naples
* Venice
* France
* Spain

A Cardinal whose Loyalty is Colonna or Orsini is a Roman. A Cardinal whose Loyalty is France or Spain is a Foreigner.

As a weekly action, a Cardinal may change their Loyalty. If their Loyalty was not None, their Influence is halved.

Proposal: Material Greed

Failed 3-7 by Thrawn

Adminned at 10 Oct 2015 05:00:17 UTC

QUID PRO QUO

Add a new rule to the ruleset, Greed:

The Cardinal named Josh has achieved Victory.

If the Cardinal named Josh declares Victory based on the authority of this rule, and that Declaration of Victory is successful, then a new dynasty begins immediately, they may not post an Ascension Address, and no dynastic rules except this one are repealed.

Strangely in keeping with the theme.

Proposal: Vene Vide

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 09 Oct 2015 12:42:35 UTC

Create a new rule called “Vices” as follows:

Each Cardinal may have a Vice, which is tracked in the GNDT. Cardinals default to having no Vice. Some Vices allow the Cardinal to take actions that are otherwise not permitted, and some have restrictions on when a Cardinal may select them, or what other actions they can take. If a Cardinal has no Vice, they may set their own Vice to one of the options listed below at any time; this is called choosing a Vice.

  • Superbia - A Cardinal may not choose Superbia as their Vice if they are a Papabile. Upon choosing Superbia, the Cardinal gains one Benefice.
  • Acedia - A Cardinal whose Vice is Acedia may not make Speeches. Should another Cardinal make a Speech that would increase the Influence of a Cardinal whose Vice is Acedia, the Cardinal with Acedia gains 2 Influence thereby, instead of 1.
  • Invidia - A Cardinal may not choose Invidia as their Vice if they have any Benefices. As a Daily Action, a Cardinal whose Vice is Invidia may target a Cardinal who does not currently have a Vice, and set that Cardinal’s Vice to any of the options in this list. They may not use this action to set a Vice that the targeted Cardinal would not normally be able to choose.

As a Daily Action, if a Cardinal has not set their Vice within the last 24 hours, they may spend one Benefice to remove their current Vice.

Yes, this is clearly full of potential exploits. Blognomic always needs more exploits.

Maintenance complete

Looks like the upgrade took place without a hitch, at about 8:30 UTC Thursday morning. Be sure to report weirdness, and I’ll see if I can upgrade our database to accept supplemental Unicode characters this weekend.

Proposal: Shallow Conclave

Reaches quorum at 8 votes to 1. Enacted by Elias IX.

Adminned at 09 Oct 2015 02:39:36 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Conclaves”:

A Cardinal may call a Conclave if no unresolved Conclave exists, by making a blog post to this effect. To be legal, a Conclave must name a number of Roles: X Scrutineers, X Infirmarii and X Revisers, where X is one third of the number of Cardinals, rounded down. The Roles for each Conclave must be determined randomly by the Cardinal calling the Conclave, such that no Cardinal has more than one Role in a Conclave.

If a Cardinal has posted a comment on a Conclave which consists of the single phrase “I elect as Supreme Pontiff X.”, where X is the name of a Cardinal other than themselves, and has posted no other comments of that format on that Conclave, then the comment is considered to be that Cardinal’s Ballot for that Conclave, electing the named Cardinal.

If a Conclave has received a Ballot from every Cardinal, then any Scrutineer may resolve it: if more than two thirds of the Ballots on that Conclave named the same Cardinal, then the Scrutineer announces that white smoke has been released; otherwise the Scrutineer announces that dark smoke has been released.

How to elect a Pope. Not wiring this into a victory condition just yet, though.

Proposal: Sancta Trinitas

Reaches quorum and passes 7-0. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 08 Oct 2015 20:57:59 UTC

In “Influence”, replace “As a daily action, a Cardinal may increase the Influence of another Cardinal by 1.” with:-

As a daily action, a Cardinal may make a Speech, increasing the Influence of three other Cardinals by 1.

Blurring any grindiness, and assigning the action a verb.

Voglio essere cardinale

I want to be a Cardinal

Hello everyone, this is my first try in Nomic.
I’m half Venezuelan, half Spanish, so language mistakes in English are expected. Apologies in advance for that.
Though with this theme, they would be well justified.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Unidle

Maybe this Dynasty will be fun. Maybe I’ll have time to play. No harm in unidling, I guess.

Proposal: Papola

Reached quorum 8 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Oct 2015 15:00:01 UTC

If the Proposal “Papabili” has failed, this Proposal has no effect.

Create a new rule entitled “Buying Votes” with the following text:

If a Proposal includes the capitalized phrase “QUID PRO QUO,” it is a Paid Proposal. Upon enacting such a Proposal, the enacting admin must deduct from its creator an amount of Influence equal to the number of EVCs on that Proposal that are FOR, not including the EVC of the Cardinal who proposed it. They must then increase by one the Influence of each Cardinal with an EVC of FOR on that Proposal—again, not including the Cardinal who proposed it.

If the above actions would reduce the Proposal creator’s Influence below 0, their Influence is instead set to 0, and none of the FOR-voting Cardinals receive an increase in Influence because of it.

Do not consider this Proposal to be a Paid Proposal.

Proposal: Captive Papacy, Scribal Error Edition

Third of two allowed active proposals. Illegal. - Tantusar

Adminned at 07 Oct 2015 22:41:00 UTC

Create a new Dynastic rule titled “Loyalty”

Each Cardinal has a Loyalty, tracked in the GNDT. The default value is None
Possible values for Loyalty are:

* None
* Colonna
* Orsini
* Florence
* Naples
* Venice
* France
* Spain

A Cardinal whose Loyalty is Colonna or Orsini is a Roman. A Cardinal whose Loyalty is France or Spain is a Foreigner.

As a weekly action, a Cardinal may change their Loyalty. If their Loyalty was not None, their Influence is halved.

I return from the catacombs

Quorum remains 5.

Proposal: Captive Papacy

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Oct 2015 14:58:50 UTC

Create a new Dynastic rule titled “Loyalty”

Each Cardinal has a Loyalty, tracked in the GNDT. The default value is None
Possible values for Loyalty are:

* None
* Colonna
* Orsini
* Florence
* Naples
* Venice
* France
* Spain

A Cardinal whose Loyalty is Colonna or Orsini is a Roman. A Cardinal whose Loyalty is France or Spain is a Foreigner.

As a weekly action, a Cardinal my change their Loyalty. If their Loyalty was not None, their Influence is halved.

Proposal: Papabili

Reached quorum 7 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Oct 2015 14:56:58 UTC

Create a new Dynastic rule, titled “Influence”

All Cardinals have Influence, a number tracked in the GNDT. The default value is 5. As a daily action, a Cardinal may increase the Influence of another Cardinal by 1. Any Cardinal except the Pope with Influence of 10 or greater is a Papabile.

Create a new dynastic rule, titled “Benefices”

All Cardinals have Benefices, a number tracked in the GNDT. The default value is 1. As a daily action, a Cardinal may reduce their Influence by 2 to increase their Benefices by 1. As a daily action, a Cardinal by reduce their Benefices by 1 to increase the Benefices of another Cardinal by 1.

Set Thrawn’s Influence to 20 and his Benefices to 5

Ascension Address: Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum

Habemus Papam! The most Eminent and Reverend Lord Thrawn. Viva la Papa!

In truth, he is simply a compromise between bitter enemies, an old and already dying man chosen to give them time to plot and scheme in hopes of winning the tiara for themselves.

All dynastic rules are repealed. Replace “Prisoner” with “Cardinal” and “Warden” with “Pope” throughout the ruleset.

Call for Judgment: Cleanup

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Oct 2015 18:57:55 UTC

Close all currently pending Votable Matters which are not Proposals, Declarations of Victory or Calls for Judgment.

Story Post: Passing the Mantle

I nominate Thrawn as the new Warden.

Rules-wise, this has to happen in a blog post, and after the DoV was enacted. So here you go.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Possible server weirdness tomorrow

Last night I got an email from Dreamhost notifying me that all day tomorrow, Wednesday October 7 starting at 10:00 AM Pacific time (that’s 5:00 PM UTC, I think) is a maintenance window for upgrading our databases to a new MySQL version.

The good news is that this means it will finally be possible to save and properly display emoji in submitted text.

The bad news is that there will be unspecified downtime during the day — they say no more than 10 minutes’ worth, but we all know how these things can go.

The weird news is that they’re asking everyone to limit database changes all day, citing “it will just prolong the migration” as the reason.

Obviously, the timing is impeccable, since we’re in hiatus at the moment. I personally think it will be fine to carry on as normal, but it might be a good idea to put off starting the next dynasty until Thursday, just in case.

I’m making backups of the site and databases tonight, naturally. Let me know in Slack if anything goes horribly wrong tomorrow.

Visiting Hours

Just a follow-up blog entry for any more post-dynastic discussion.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Declaration of Victory: King of the Prison

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0 with the Warden in favour, after 12 hours. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 06 Oct 2015 18:07:20 UTC

Everyone else is Injured. As such, I am the Kingpin and have achieved victory.

Assuming this DoV passes, I intend to pass the mantle for the next dynasty to Thrawn.

Attack: Purplebeard

With the Warden out of action, Thrawn and I are taking over.

Attack: Kevan

ais523 and I get ready to ambush the warden when he leaves tonight.

Snitch: All You Need is a Knife

I have personally witnessed Ais523 stockpiling hundreds of canteen spoons.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Crime: Fine Footwear

I gave Purplebeard the metal shank from my boots.

Proposal: More reason to Confess

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Oct 2015 21:23:53 UTC

In the subrule “Snitching”, change

After a Snitch Confession ceases to be considered a Confession in a way that increases the Sentence of either Party of that Confession, both of its Parties then lose one year from their Sentence (to a minimum of zero).

to

After a Snitch Confession ceases to be considered a Confession in a way that increases the Sentence of either Party of that Confession, both of its Parties then lose one year from their Sentence (to a minimum of zero), and 10 SHIV (to a minimum of zero).

 

Making Snitching a little stronger.

Proposal: Stagnation might be flavourful, but it doesn’t lead to fun gameplay

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Oct 2015 21:22:31 UTC

Create a new dynastic rule, “Boredom”:

A Prisoner can change another Prisoner (the Slacker)‘s Attitude to Injured, at any time on Sundays from Sunday 11 October 2015 onwards, but only if the Slacker has not been the Suspect of two or more Confessions that week.

Currently there’s a strong incentive to do nothing rather than something (because almost all dynastic actions are bad for you). Let’s prod people into action a bit (you have to post two Confessions in the first six days of a week, or anyone can eliminate you on the seventh).

Attack: Aname

Tantusar and I have been conspiring to kick people while they were down.

Now in the correct category.

Story Post: Attack: Aname

Tantusar and I have been conspiring to kick people while they were down.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Proposal: What Have You Got?

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Oct 2015 21:21:52 UTC

In “Gang Affiliation”, after “any member of that Gang may, once, increase the Accomplice’s SHIV by 10 per Intimidating Gang-mate”, add:-

(even if the Accomplice is Rebellious)

Clarifying that the “SHIV is not increased as a result of their own Defections” effect of Rebellion doesn’t protect from Intimidation. (It could be argued either way under the current wording.)

Proposal: Slice and Dice

Timed out 2 votes to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Oct 2015 18:36:46 UTC

In “Shivving”, replace “As a daily action, each Prisoner may Walk the Yard by rolling DICE100 in the GNDT. If the result is lower than their SHIV score, they must reduce their Sentence by half (rounded up), set their SHIV score to 50, and set their Attitude to Injured.” with:-

As a daily action, each Prisoner may Walk the Yard. Upon doing so, if that Prisoner has a higher SHIV than every other non-Injured Prisoner, they must reduce their Sentence by half (rounded up), set their SHIV score to 50, and set their Attitude to Injured.

Now that the “Injured” mechanic has explicitly become “out of the running for victory”, it’s going to feel like a cheap ending if a lucky die roll makes all the difference. Maybe it’s time to lose the dice.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Crime: Tools of the trade

Yeah, I slipped the guard some cash to let us into the mess hall after hours. In order to join the Kitchen Crew I had to prove that I was willing to break the rules, and the gang needed some…tools. Kevan went with me.

Proposal: Core Proposal: Quit while you’re ahead

Fewer than a quorum of players not voting against. Failed 1-4 by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Oct 2015 16:59:11 UTC

Amend Idle Prisoners in the Core Rules

When a prisoner is idled by their own request, any pending proposals submitted by that prisoner shall be considered self-killed.

Proposal: I don’t see what all the fuss is about…

Timed out 1 vote to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Oct 2015 16:58:34 UTC

Before the last paragraph of the rule Votable Matters, add:

If the Warden believes that a Prisoner has erroneously made a Post that should be a certain type of Votable Matter but is not, the Warden may modify that Post so that it is that type of Votable Matter, or, if they are not an admin, request that an admin do so. If the Prisoner that originally made that Post then comments voting to VETO the Votable Matter, the Warden or the admin who made the change must revert any changes made to that Post.

Does this work?

Core Proposal: Quit while you’re ahead

Add to Idle Prisoners in the Core Rules

When a prisoner is idled by their own request, any pending proposals submitted by that prisoner shall be considered self-killed.

Story Post: Rumour: A Long Spoon

This lethal-looking canteen spoon I found in the Q-Wing corridor has, in the expert opinion of those I have asked, all the hallmarks of having been sharpened by either Purplebeard or Tantusar.

Friday, October 02, 2015

I idle

Thanks.

I no longer want to play.

Proposal: The Light at the end of the Fight

Can’t enact with fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 0 votes to 4 by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Oct 2015 22:13:19 UTC

At the end of the Rule Attack, add a new paragraph with the following text:-

If a Prisoner has not done so yet this Dynasty, they may Heal a Prisoner. To do this, they change the attitude of an Injured Prisoner other than themselves.

Completing the Taking a Fall Rule by providing something to bargain.

Can’t put a bunch of felons together. The goodwill is rampant.

Changing implies different. You can’t “change” the Attitude from Injured to Injured.

Proposal: Decentralized Prison

Can’t enact with fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 0 votes to 4 by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Oct 2015 22:12:49 UTC

In the Subrule “Release”, add a new paragraph with the following text:-

The Warden may not make Confessions.

Reduces the likelihood of a Warden Victory, in which case the mantle would be passed arbitrarily, presumably randomly, to a Prisoner.

Proposal: Accusatory Glance

Times out 1 vote to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Oct 2015 22:12:05 UTC

Increase by 5 the Sentence of each player whose first vote on this proposal was FOR.

Increase by 10 the SHIV Score of each player whose first vote on this proposal was AGAINST.

My first vote is implied to be FOR.

Story Post: Story Post: New Arrival

Assuming this is a Request to Join, currently processing. - Tantusar

Processing complete. delcooper11 receives a Sentence of 12. There are 9 players, Quorum is still 5. - Tantusar

Adminned at 01 Oct 2015 22:18:07 UTC

I didn’t think my accomplice would talk, so I didn’t. Turns out I was wrong…

Rumour: LKJASD?

I heard something about Purplebeard and their accomplice Ayesdeef running a covert, high-stakes Scrabble ring in the prison yard.

Proposal: Nil by Mouth

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Oct 2015 16:23:07 UTC

In “Shivving”, replace “As a daily action, a Prisoner may reduce another Prisoner’s SHIV” with:-

As a daily action, a non-Injured Prisoner may reduce another Prisoner’s SHIV

Proposal: Fourth Rule of Fight Club

Timed out 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Oct 2015 16:22:15 UTC

In the rule “Attack”, replace “If the Suspect and Accomplice both Defected, nothing happens.” with:-

If the Suspect and Accomplice both Defected, every Prisoner’s SHIV is increased by 10.

An unresolved fight puts everybody on edge.