Friday, February 24, 2017

Proposal: Bring Out Ya’ Dead

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

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

Feeding time

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

Melancholy

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

(Using well water on Orkboi, Doctor please attend)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wolf’s Bane

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

Proposal: Audible Dead

Add to “Spectral Actions”:

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

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

Call for Judgment: Moving back to where I was

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

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

Call for Judgment: Mistaken eating of redcap!

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

Adminned at 22 Feb 2017 22:58:53 UTC

Change Derrick’s inventory to “red cap”

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

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

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

Breakfast at the Market Place

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

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

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

The Doctor’s Rounds

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

Proposal: Bit Flip

Change the game state:

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dessert

Using Red Cap on Quincunx.
Doctor, please attend…

Eating for once in my life

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

Breakfast

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

Doctor, please attend.

Monday, February 20, 2017

And a drink!

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

Doctor?

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

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

Proposal: Travel Ban

Reached quorum 5 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Feb 2017 16:32:37 UTC

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

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

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

Welcome to the forest

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

Silver Bark

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

Wolfsbane

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

Proposal: Weeds

Times out 3 votes to 4. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 Feb 2017 11:26:46 UTC

In “Locations”, add to the Road:-

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

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

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

has not Eaten during the previous two Intervals

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

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

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

The Doctor’s Rounds

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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Eating…

Consuming wolfsbane, doctor attend.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Proposal: Unsanitary Conditions

Timed out at quorum, 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 Feb 2017 18:23:33 UTC

Insert into the section “The Doctor’s Rounds” as fourth item in the bulleted list:

For every Villager whose current location is “Home”, giving that villager the disease “The Pox”.

Corpses all over town… something was bound to happen. I think it’s bedbugs.

The Doctor’s Rounds

Somewhere not too far outside the village’s gates, the howl of a mountain wolf echoes across the valley.

A Long Spoon

The new rule “The Bet” can be read in a couple of ways. Since triggering it under the superficially intended reading would reveal secret information, I thought I’d check which interpretation was intended by its proposer, and (perhaps more importantly) what an informal consensus thinks.

From the rules, we’ve got:

  • Cuddlebeam gains Eternal Torment “if any remedy has the potential to Cure the Black Death”.
  • “Each Remedy has the potential to Cure one Disease”
  • “When a Remedy is Tested, there is a 50% chance that the Remedy now Cures a random Disease”

If a Remedy exists which has been Tested and was found not to Cure a random Disease, does it still “have the potential” to Cure the Black Death? (In plain English every Remedy has the potential to do anything, because we’re playing Nomic, but even regarding it as a strict keyword and reframing it as something more like “each remedy has an empty cure slot”, do such test-failed Remedies still “have the potential”?)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Hungry?

Quincunx looks hungry. Force feeding him Red Cap for no apparent reason. Doctor please respond.

Call for Judgment: I’m not Dead anymore.

Quorum against, failed 1-5 by Kevan.

Adminned at 17 Feb 2017 16:39:50 UTC

I’m not actually Dead, nor do I have any sympthoms, please remove them all.

In Diseases, Death, it says:

A Villager who is exhibiting the symptom of Death is considered to be Dead.

A Dead Villager who is not the Doctor may not take actions defined by dynastic rules, except those in the rule “Spectral Actions”.

Exhibiting is an action, because “to exhibit” is a verb which involves exposing or offering to view (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/exhibit). For example, replace the verb “to exhibit” with “to dance” to make it more intuitive. I can’t choose to stop doing it due to the removal of the “mays” back then, but I’m still compelled to do it . For example, a person who compulsively coughs, has to cough all the time. They have no choice in coughing or not, and coughing is an action, and in the game’s flavor context, coughing is the act of exhibition of a symptom called “Cough”. However, due to that I’m Dead, I can no longer exhibit because its an action (of the dynastic kind), therefore, I can no longer be considered to be Dead.

So, oddly, I can’t be considered to be dead if I become dead.

As I’m not Dead, I can take dynastic actions. I also don’t employ my right to have diseases (either because I can’t and/or I simply choose not too employ it at any applicable moment, whichever works for the purpose of losing all symptoms/diseases). Such a right is exposed in “Diseases”:

Each Villager has zero or more Diseases, tracked privately by the Doctor.

As I no longer have Diseases, I would no longer have any Symptoms, because Symptoms belong to the Diseases I possess, as exposed in Diseases:

Each Disease has a number of Symptoms, listed in order from earliest to latest.

-> Diseases HAVE symptoms. Diseases are effectively a kind of inventory or “bag” that contain my Symptoms, because I, as a villager can’t HAVE Symptoms. I can exhibit them though. And the ones that I exhibit are the ones that my Diseases have.
and, in Doctor’s Rounds:

[...] that Villager gains the earliest Symptom of that Disease which they do not already exhibit

I gain Symptoms, which would need to be stored in my inventory of Diseases, because Villagers can’t HAVE Symptoms, but they can HAVE Diseases (and they merely exhibit the Symptoms found in the Diseases that they have as exposed earlier).

You could argue that since Symptoms are in my “bag” of Diseases, that I “have” them too, but that’s never explicitly stated, and I can have someone else’s stuff in my “bag”, because its merely a container. I have or “possess” the container (Disease), but not what the container contains (Symptoms). But my container has/possesses its contents, which are things that I could exhibit.

Henceforth, I wish to have recognized that I no longer have any diseases nor Symptoms (such as Death).

Getting “revived” by the Bet would be cool too tbh lol.

Also, sorry for editting this a lot, I add things as they pop into my head. I’d appreciate discussion in “notes” before anything as well to fully expose and develop my point (and to give you a final version without this compulsive adjusting).

Proposal: Burial

Fails 3-4. — Quirck

Adminned at 18 Feb 2017 18:27:13 UTC

In the section locations add a paragraph:

As a daily action, a non-dead villager may change the location of a dead villager near them to “church”.

We have some dead folks in some very public locations. Lets give these folks the respect they deserve. Keep zhandorf clean!

Proposal: Re-Deal with the Devil

Reached quorum 8 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 17 Feb 2017 09:25:29 UTC

Add to the list of Symptoms in “Diseases”:

Eternal Torment. Visible. A Villager exhibiting Eternal Torment should, in every blog comment they make, include a string of at least 10 characters comprised of any number of “A” characters, followed by any number of “R” characters, followed by any number of “G” characters, followed by any number of “H” characters.

In “Spectral Actions”, change “a Dead Villager may move a Remedy” to “a Dead Villager who is not exhibiting Eternal Torment may move a Remedy”.

In “The Doctor’s Rounds”, change “and which is not Death” to “and which is not Death or Eternal Torment”.

Add a new rule, “The Bet”:

At any time, the doctor may take the following actions in sequence as an atomic action, if any remedy has the potential to Cure the Black Death:
* Add the symptom Eternal Torment to the Villager named Cuddlebeam.
* Repeal this rule.

At any time, the doctor may take the following actions in sequence as an atomic action, if no remedy has the potential to Cure the Black Death:
* Remove all Diseases from the Villager named Cuddlebeam.
* Remove all Symptoms from the Villager named Cuddlebeam.
* Set the Villager named Cuddlebeam’s location to the Road.
* Repeal this rule.

Trying again with the Villager Cuddlebeam made explicit. Note also the change in location from Home to the Road - you might already get a shot at another life, no need to coddle even more.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Picnic

Strolling down to the marker,  meeting Orkboi. Offering him a snack.
(Using Red Cap on Orkboi. Doctor, please attend.)

Proposal: Deal with the Devil

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Feb 2017 11:41:14 UTC

Add to the list of Symptoms in “Diseases”:

Eternal Torment. Visible. A Villager exhibiting Eternal Torment should, in every blog comment they make, include a string of at least 10 characters comprised of any number of “A” characters, followed by any number of “R” characters, followed by any number of “G” characters, followed by any number of “H” characters.

In “Spectral Actions”, change “a Dead Villager may move a Remedy” to “a Dead Villager who is not exhibiting Eternal Torment may move a Remedy”.

In “The Doctor’s Rounds”, change “and which is not Death” to “and which is not Death or Eternal Torment”.

Add a new rule, “The Bet”:

At any time, the doctor may take the following actions in sequence as an atomic action, if any remedy has the potential to Cure the Black Death:
* Add the symptom Eternal Torment to Cuddlebeam.
* Repeal this rule.

At any time, the doctor may take the following actions in sequence as an atomic action, if no remedy has the potential to Cure the Black Death:
* Remove all Diseases from Cuddlebeam.
* Remove all Symptoms from Cuddlebeam.
* Set Cuddlebeam’s location to Home.
* Repeal this rule.

(As inspired by Cuddlebeam’s recent comments on “The Cured Endgame”)

By random chance, both Pokes and Cuddlebeam got assigned to pushing rocks up hills duty for the first several decades of their Purgatory. Often, conversation would come back to God’s beneficence or lack thereof. What kind of God would give us these terrible Headaches and Mouth Pains? Why would They give us so many plentiful remedies in the forest but have it so that we couldn’t be cured by them. Were They just playing some sort of game with us? “In fact”, Cuddlebeam said, “I bet there was no cure for the Black Death the whole time!”

With a gentle *poof*, the Devil appeared behind us. “A bet, you say?”

Proposal: Black Humor

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Feb 2017 11:40:57 UTC

Add to “Symptoms”:

Suicide is a common way of dealing with the horrible circumstances that surround Zahndorf. A Villager may grant themselves the symptom “Death” at any time.

[insert self-kill joke here]

The Cured Endgame

We need to come up with a endgame that measures if everyone has been cured, and if there is a winner in that case. Does anyone have any thoughts?

I wonder what this does

I consume nightshade

The Doctor’s Rounds

An uneventful day passes in the village.

Proposal: More Virulent RNGs

Reached quorum 5 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 Feb 2017 11:40:00 UTC

In “The Doctor’s Rounds”, replace

For each Disease a Villager has which they do not already exhibit all the Symptoms of, tossing a coin: on heads, that Villager gains the earliest Symptom of that Disease which they do not already exhibit.

with

For each Disease a Villager has which they do not already exhibit all the Symptoms of, rolling a 6-sided die: Unless the roll is a 6, that Villager gains the earliest Symptom of that Disease which they do not already exhibit.

Partnered with Unlocked Doc, would this make the game too fast? Probably. But if we had just one, this one would personally tax the doctor’s time less.

Note: modified to Proposal from not-Proposal within 15 minutes.

Proposal: Unlocked Doc

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Feb 2017 20:57:26 UTC

In “The Doctor’s Rounds”, remove “which may only be taken on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays”.

A doc overclock?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

nom nom

Consuming Silver bark. Doctor please attend.

Proposal: Eldritch Ritual

Failed with fewer than a quorum not voting against, 2 votes to 5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Feb 2017 09:39:38 UTC

Upon the enactment of this proposal, grant all who voted “FOR” for it the Symptom “Confusion”.

cthulhu fhtagn

Proposal: Zombie Doctor

Failed with a quorum against, 1 vote to 6. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Feb 2017 09:37:38 UTC

Add as a bullet in Doctor’s Rounds before the last bullet

If the Doctor himself is Dead, then he Mauls a random Near Villager to him (if there are any available), granting them Death.

He’s dead yet he’s moving around - HE’S A ZOMBIE

By “Mistake”

I am rummaging in my pack for food when he sees a bunch of mandrake. That’s odd. Where did it come from? Well, its worth trying a bite.

I consume the mandrake.

Has anyone figured out what it does yet?

Dinner

Chowing down on some Nightshade. Doctor please apply effects.

yum

I’m taking a Silver Bark.

Snack

Having a fry-up.
Using silver bark on myself.

Monday, February 13, 2017

If you go down to the woods today

I combine leeches and red cap and use them on Quincunx.
Doctor, please attend

The Doctor’s Rounds

A light snow begins to fall across the village. Outside the gates, a cough is heard.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Proposal: This game is so confusing

Times out 2 votes to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Feb 2017 20:08:56 UTC

In the rule The Doctor’s Rounds, move the following rules text

Inform any Villager displaying the symptom of Confusion of one random property pertaining to one remedy. This remedy must be chosen at random by the Doctor from the remedies currently carried in the location of that villager

to become the first item in the bulleted list in this rule.

I’m determined that confusion should do something. This fixes the issue where confusion is removed as a symptom before it’s useful effect occurs.

Proposal: That’s the Spirit

Passes 5-0. — Quirck

Adminned at 13 Feb 2017 10:11:03 UTC

Replace the strings of letters “stand” and “Stand” (even where they appear inside other words) with “Spirit”, throughout the dynastic ruleset.

Is anybody else finding it hard to remember whether a “Stand” is the ghost or the person bonded with it?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Proposal: Spectral tidy

Timed out/quorumed 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Feb 2017 23:03:36 UTC

Move all the text from within the section “Church” into the section “Spectral actions”, appending it there.

Proposal: Guardian Stance

Timed out 1 vote to 4. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Feb 2017 23:02:02 UTC

Add to Spectral Actions:

Remedies are the basic “fuel” that Stands employ to empower their spectral bodies to pull off supernatural feats.

A Stand may declare that it’s in a Guardian Stance by making a blog post announcing this and removing a Remedy from its inventory. During this time, if its Near its Standmaster, the Standmaster cannot be targeted by other Villagers (except the Doctor) through dynastic mechanics, nor get infected by contagious diseases, unless the Standmaster explicitly allows them to do so in a blog post. A Stand loses its Guardian Stance if its no longer Near its Standmaster.

A Stand may Break a Near Stand’s Guardian Stance (and thus, remove it) by sacrificing one of their own Remedies for this purpose.

A Stand defensive power and counterplay to it.

Guardian Stance (moot due to 15 min timeout)

Add to Spectral Actions:

Remedies are the basic “fuel” that Stands employ to empower their spectral bodies to pull off supernatural feats.

A Stand may declare that it’s in a Guardian Stance by making a blog post announcing this and removing a Remedy from its inventory. During this time, if its Near its Standmaster, the Standmaster cannot be targeted by other Villagers (except the Doctor) through dynastic mechanics, nor get infected by contagious diseases, unless the Standmaster explicitly allows them to do so in a blog post. A Stand loses its Guardian Stance if its no longer Near its Standmaster.

A Stand may Break a Near Stand’s Guardian Stance (and thus, remove it) by sacrificing one of their own Remedies for this purpose.

A Stand defensive power and counterplay to it.

Proposal: Stand Summoning

Timed out 1 vote to 4. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Feb 2017 23:01:46 UTC

Add to Locations:

Through a simple ritual, a Standmaster may call forth their guardian spirit. A Standmaster may Summon their Stand to their current location (thus, moving them to that location) by removing a Remedy from their Inventory.

Simple pay => get result mechanic. Plus, dead people can’t move on their own.

The Doctor’s Rounds

A faint chill in the air signifies that the Doctor has once again completed his rounds of the village.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Late Lunch

Eating some Mandrake. I’m hungry.

Using Mandrake on myself. Doctor, please respond.

Proposal: God takes care of fools

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Feb 2017 08:55:58 UTC

Add to the rule “Symptoms”:

A villager who becomes part of a stand-standmaster relationship immediately gains the symptom “confusion”.

Any villager who is part of a stand-standmaster relationship at the time that this rule becomes active, immediately gains the symptom “confusion”.

I think it’s time for confusion to find a way into the game.

Proposal: An Apple a Day

Reached quorum 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Feb 2017 08:54:51 UTC

Repeal the rule “Hunger”.

To “The Doctor’s Rounds”, add a new step before the final one:-

  • If the current date is after the 13th of February 2017: For every non-Dead Villager who has neither Eaten nor been on the Road during the previous two Intervals, giving that Villager the symptom “Death”.

Add to the end of that rule:-

The period between two consecutive Doctor’s Rounds is known as an Interval.

To “Remedies”, add:-

Mandrake, Nightshade, Red Cap, Silver Bark and Wolfsbane are Plants; other Remedies are not. When a Villager is the Taker of a Plant, or of a combination Remedy containing a Plant, they are considered to have Eaten at that time.

Simplifying starvation, making it part of the Doctor’s Rounds so that the death doesn’t happen invisibly, and changing 120 hours to “the time between three consecutive Rounds” to make it clear whether people are eating properly, and to keep everything on the same game clock (otherwise there are heavy timing pressures to always eat at the last possible second, ideally just after everyone else has).

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Proposal: The Dead Abides

Fails 2 votes to 5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Feb 2017 08:53:40 UTC

In the sub-rule Death change:

A Dead Villager who is not the Doctor may not take actions defined by dynastic rules, except those in the rule “Spectral Actions”

to

A Dead Villager who is not the Doctor may not take actions defined by dynastic rules, except those in the rule “Spectral Actions” or those actions that explicitly allow the dead to perform.

New rules in Locations > Church allow the Dead to do things but Diseases > Death forbid it if not included in the Spectral Actions rule. I am hoping this prevents needing an asterisk for each Dead rule elsewhere in the Ruleset.

Proposal: Hunger sets in

Times out / quorums 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Feb 2017 08:53:12 UTC

Add a new rule titled “Hunger”:

Each Villager has a time that they last ate, tracked in the GNDT and referred to as “Last Meal”. If the current time is 120 hours after a villager’s Last Meal, they gain the symptom Death.

When a villager is the Taker of Mandrake, Nightshade, Red Cap, Silver Bark or Wolfsbane, or a combination remedy containing one of these ingredients, their Last Meal becomes the current time.

A villager whose location is the Road may update their Last Meal to the current time at any time.

In “Remedies”, change

by making a blog post announcing this.

to

by making a blog post (which may not be edited) announcing this.

Set each villager’s Last Meal in the GNDT to Feb. 8, 12:00 UTC.

The baker and butcher are both dead. Farmers outside of the town are stopped at the gates, although those that haven’t heard the news show up every once in a while, offering raw grain and the occasional chicken to others locked out. Supplies within the gates are running low, and the remaining survivors have no choice but to turn to scavenging in the Forest.

Theif!

Hey! somebody stole my Leeches!

How familiar are you with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure?

Because I’d like to take more inspirations from it into Stand mechanics proposals, but I don’t want to make references that might make some people feel excluded from not knowing what this is all about.

I’m super familiar with Jojo btw lol, Part 4 (Diamond is Unbreakable) is my favorite.

Proposal: Stand Down

Times out 4 votes to 3. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 11 Feb 2017 08:51:49 UTC

In “Locations”, replace “if they both privately communicate so to the doctor” with:-

if they both privately communicate so to the Doctor, and if the not-dead Villager was in the Church at the time of their communication

For each Stand-Standmaster relationship where the Standmaster was not in the Church at the time they communicated such an intention to the Doctor, that relationship becomes broken.

Fixing the church’s “sacred, mysterious ritual” so that the invoker actually has to be at the church to do it.

Proposal: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 1-5 by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Feb 2017 09:21:16 UTC

To the section “endgames”, add:

If all villagers are either dead or do not have the disease “black death”, the villager with the most momento mori is remembered, be they dead or alive.

Its possible the town can make it out of all of this. I would consider that to be a victory condition.

Proposal: Stand Powers

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Feb 2017 09:20:26 UTC

In Spectral Actions, add:

A Stand without a Stand Power may obtain one by privately communicating such a feat to the Doctor and their Stand Master, along their choices of Range, Effect and a unique Name (one that another Stand Power doesn’t have yet) for their Stand Power.

A Stand Power’s Name is up to 20 characters long and contained in brackets, for example “[Sheer Heart Attack]” or “[The World]”.

Range and Effect left blank. Stands should be able to do cool shit.

The Doctor’s Rounds

The church bell echoes through the empty streets of Zahndorf.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Proposal: Wisdom of the Past

Timed out 1 vote to 4. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Feb 2017 09:19:09 UTC

To the end of the paragraph starting with “A Villager may remove a Remedy…” in the rule section Remedies, add the following:

A villager may “credit” a dead villager when using the remedy, by declaring so in their post. The dead villager so referenced is considered credited”. Each time a dead villager is credited they gain one momento mori.

All momento mori possessed by players when this is enacted are multiplied by three.

The line

“Whenever a Villager catches the Black Death, all Villagers Near to them who already had the Black Death gain one Memento Mori”

is replaced with:

Whenever a Villager catches the Black Death, all Villagers Near to them who already had the Black Death gain three Memento Mori

 

The dead need a way to keep scoring. And doing so should help the living. If they can time the deaths just right…

Proposal: Now I See

Reached quorum 5 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Feb 2017 14:58:53 UTC

As the penultimate bullet point item in the section headed “The Doctor’s Rounds” insert:

Inform any Villager displaying the symptom of Confusion of one random property pertaining to one remedy. This remedy must be chosen at random by the Doctor from the remedies currently carried in the location of that villager.

Call for Judgment: Late Fixing

Failed with a quorum voting against, 0 votes to 5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Feb 2017 17:11:21 UTC

If the proposal “Villager-Dead Villager bond” hasn’t passed yet, change:

A not dead villager and a dead villager may become a Stand Master (also referred to as “Standmaster”) and a Stand respectively to each other if they both privately communicate so to the doctor

to

A not dead villager at the Church and a dead villager may become a Stand Master (also referred to as “Standmaster”) and a Stand respectively to each other if they both privately communicate so to the doctor.

Forgot to put that the Standmaster need to be at the Church to do this.

Quickening the Game

I think right now we are standing around waiting for people to die, and people have a half-life of four doctor’s rounds. I think we should add rules and mechanisms to hasten the game-play.

Ideas include:
more doctor’s rounds—though this has the possibility to be a burden to the good doctor.
The possibility for a second symptom if you pick up a first.
Spectral Actions that gain either hasten/delay death or add more Memento Mori. Yes, this creates a double game in which specters try to gain points and hope the last two villagers die at once, while the living villagers

Any thoughts? thought I’d state this explicitly rather than just trying to pass a bunch of rules with that intent.

Proposal: Villager-Dead Villager bond

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Feb 2017 10:49:00 UTC

To “Church” in “Locations”, add:

Zahndorf’s church has a sacred, mysterious ritual which villagers may perform, which allows to create a bond between themselves and the dead, creating a special guardian spirit relationship. A not dead villager and a dead villager may become a Stand Master (also referred to as “Standmaster”) and a Stand respectively to each other if they both privately communicate so to the doctor. The doctor should reply to such requests with a confirmation that the standmaster-stand bond has been created (thus, the live villager becomes the “standmaster” and the dead villager the “stand”). When the stand master dies (acquires death), or the stand becomes alive again (loses death), the stand-standmaster relationship is broken.

Any Villager who is already in a standmaster-stand bond may not opt to be in another one.

Blank gameplay mechanic which allows dead players to pact with live players. Hopefully this paves a way for dead players to become more useful in the gamestate, while still being subservient and “below” live players.

Monday, February 06, 2017

A new villager arrives on the road

Hello Bognomic, it is my intention to become a villager. My last appearance in these lands was during the first dynasty of Joranj (February 2004).

Proposal: Death Paradox

Failed 3 votes to 5, fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Feb 2017 10:47:42 UTC

In the sub-rule Death under the rule Diseases, change:

A Dead Villager who is not the Doctor may not take actions defined by dynastic rules, except those in the rule “Spectral Actions”.

to

A Dead Villager who is not the Doctor may not take actions defined by dynastic rules, except this rule and those in the rule “Spectral Actions”.

The sub-rule Death is a dynastic rule. If a dead villager cannot take actions from dynastic rules, he cannot follow the Death rule (where abiding is an action). This fix should hopefully remedy the paradox though a CfJ might be more appropriate.

Proposal: Auld Acquaintance

Quorums 5-1. — Quirck

Adminned at 07 Feb 2017 09:37:30 UTC

In “Fair Play”, replace “A single person should not control more than one Villager within BlogNomic.” with:-

A single person should not control more than one non-Idle Villager within BlogNomic, and should announce publicly if they control both a non-Idle Villager and any Idle Villagers.

Fair Play isn’t really covering the situation of older players returning from the distant blogspot era and creating new accounts. (This seems about to happen again, from a recent Slack conversation.) I don’t think we can allow them to just “unidle” the account, as we can’t be sure that the human was really that player.

The Doctor’s Rounds

A crow calls and the church bell tolls once. Outside the gates, Cuddlebeam slumps down at the roadside, dead.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Proposal: Guardsmen’s Procedures

Passes 4-3. — Quirck

Adminned at 07 Feb 2017 09:36:10 UTC

In locations, change

A Villager who is not on the Road may change their own Location once per day.

to

A Villager who is not on the Road or who has at least one visible symptom, or both, may change their own location once per day.

At the end of the Rule Symptoms, and at the end of the Subrule Death, add:

A Villager who unidles immediately gains the symptom “dead”. This does not give the villager any diseases, and occurs even if they have the symptom “Wolf Form”

 

This a proposed handicap for people entering the game. There is one way to acquire a visible symptom without outside help. To declare to have “seen a rat”, which is to be voluntarily infected with the plague. By the time you are let in, you are displaying the second to last symptom of the plague, and on equal or worse footing with any live villager. Now, if you can convince a poltergeist to give you what you need to acquire the pox or Lycanthropy*, that’s a different matter, but that’s an interesting game case.

The unidle kill clause closes an obvious hole. If anyone wishes to give it retroactive teeth, they are welcome to come up with their own proposal that does so.

*I don’t know if Lycanthropy can be gained in this game. I don’t know if all of the remedies have been tested (I think they have been due to the infinite remedies stunt by cuddlebeam), and how many were tested AFTER Lycanthropy was an option for them to grant. If there is a way to get it, contracting it and getting to wolf form before you die is way to win.

Proposal: Proposal: Many Roads

Passes 4-2. — Quirck

Adminned at 07 Feb 2017 09:31:50 UTC

In the section: Locations, the text:

Two Villagers are considered to be Near to one another if they share a Location, and if that Location is not “Home”.

will be replaced with

Two Villagers are considered to be Near to one another if they share a Location, and if that Location is not “Home” or “The Road”.

hopefully this proposal will work properly…

Proposal: Ceci N’est Pas Une Proposition

Quorums 6-0. — Quirck

Adminned at 06 Feb 2017 13:26:35 UTC

In “Gamestate Tracking”, replace “A non-official post may not, through editing of the blog or otherwise, be changed into an official post, with the following exception: Whilst a non-official post has been posted for less than fifteen minutes and has no comments, the author may change the categories as they wish.” with:-

A non-official post may not, through editing of the blog or otherwise, be changed into an official post, with the following two exceptions: Firstly, whilst a non-official post has been posted for less than fifteen minutes and has no comments, the author may change the categories as they wish. Secondly, if a post by a Villager who has been a Villager for fewer than seven days contains the word “Proposal” in its title, but is not a Proposal, and if it has been posted for less than an hour, then any admin may change it to be in the Proposal category.

Because absolutely everyone does this the first time.

Proposal: Its a big world out there

In the section: Locations, the text:

Two Villagers are considered to be Near to one another if they share a Location, and if that Location is not “Home”.

will be replaced with

Two Villagers are considered to be Near to one another if they share a Location, and if that Location is not “Home” or “The Road”.

As the road is a big place, it seems kind of silly that you’d interact with people on the road in the same way you would at the church or the town square.

Proposal: Secure Trade (c)(tm)

Fails 3-3. — Quirck

Adminned at 06 Feb 2017 13:24:30 UTC

Add to “Stories” in “Remedies”

If two villagers privately inform the doctor that they wish to listen to the other’s family tale, the doctor should privately reply to the two villagers with the information contained in the other villager’s family tale (i.e. a remedy and its effect).

Proposal: Immigration

Fails 1-3. — Quirck

Adminned at 06 Feb 2017 13:23:11 UTC

Upon the enactment of this proposal, the villagers at the road have their location changed to home.

i.e. derrick and me.

Waterdrinking

I employ my most exceptional, beautiful and legend-renowned ability: my ability to drink a unit of Water.

Doctor please respond appropriately.

Just one this time lol

Friday, February 03, 2017

A Wanderer on the Road

I will be joining the game .Yes, It appears I start out on the outside of the town. That’s a problem. On the other hand, I’m completely disease free.

I have some questions about the play style of this community:

It appears you do not use win by paradox. Is this observation correct?

Traditionally, do winning conditions stay mostly the same towards the end of the game? For example, just how good of a chance is there of a mechanism for returning to life getting voted in? Or does everyone pretty much accept that they are dead and let the game end with the initial winner, observing a fairly nice looking game that could be played without the rules proposals? Is an unstated goal of blognomic to leave an interesting game system behind each dynasty?

Just trying to get a feel for the community. This is my first time actually playing nomic.

Proposal: Quite alone

Illegal; Viv already has two proposals pending. Flagged by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Feb 2017 15:02:41 UTC

If “Party of One” has not been enacted, append to the rule “locations”:

A Villager is alone if they are the only Villager at that Location or all other villagers at that location are dead.

Why did I have to reword this thrice…

The Doctor’s Rounds

Crows begin to gather in the treetops around Zahndorf. In the town square, Matt collapses against the village well, dead.

Call for Judgment: Dead Men Don’t Need Leeches

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Feb 2017 13:41:19 UTC

If the “Accident & Emergency” CfJ hasn’t enacted or failed yet, enact it.

In the rule “Death”, remove “, nor take any action which would alter his own inventory of Remedies”.

Quick follow-up CfJ to remove a contested clause added by the previous one.

Call for Judgment: Accident & Emergency

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Feb 2017 13:40:42 UTC

Remove “A Villager exhibiting Death may not take actions defined by dynastic rules, except those in the rules “Spectral Actions” and “The Doctor’s Rounds”.” from “Symptoms”, and remove the first sentence of “Spectral Actions”.

Add a subrule to “Symptoms” called “Death”:-

A Villager who is exhibiting the symptom of Death is considered to be Dead.

A Dead Villager who is not the Doctor may not take actions defined by dynastic rules, except those in the rule “Spectral Actions”.

If the Doctor is Dead, he may not take actions defined in the rule “Locations”, nor take any action which would alter his own inventory of Remedies.

Add a subrule to “The Doctor’s Rounds”, titled “Weekend Surgery”:-

If it is the 4th or 5th of February and no Rounds were performed on the 3rd of February, the Doctor may perform his Rounds as if it were a Friday. The Doctor may repeal this rule at any time.

The Doctor’s responses to Misery and Cough (and their immediate effects) shall be retroactively considered to have been legal actions, taken at the time the comments were made.

If the Doctor does not have the Symptom of Death, he gains it.

Matt makes a good point, the Doctor still needs to be able to perform some actions while dead. Pushing this through as a CfJ so that we can fix it before processing the next Rounds, which we can delay until the weekend if needed.

Out of the Freeze Chamber

After the Doctor’s Rounds of today (Friday), please unidle me

In case it wasn’t obvious I’m using the Idling mechanic to keep myself not-dead. Plus there are like five proposals open right now which makes this a great time to pop out.

Proposal: Last Rites

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Feb 2017 16:01:38 UTC

To the section Spectral Actions, add:

A dead villager in any location but the Road may change their location to the Church.

Proposal: Self-Cure

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Feb 2017 16:00:37 UTC

Upon enacting this proposal, change the Game State to remove the Symptom of Death from the Doctor.

Some N/A rules and actions cannot be performed without the doctor’s participation.

Cough Medicine

Matt combines Wolfsbane and Mandrake. Matt then uses the concoction on himself.

Proposal: Party of One

Fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 2-4 by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Feb 2017 15:59:18 UTC

Append to the rule Locations:

A Village is alone is they are the only Villager at that location.

Otherwise the concept of “alone” is undefined.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Proposal: Silver Bullets Only

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Feb 2017 22:50:04 UTC

To the rule “Diseases”, add:

If a villager would gain a new Symptom of the Black Death while they are displaying the Symptom of Wolf Form, they do instead not gain that new Symptom.

Proposal: Truth Hurts

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Feb 2017 22:43:27 UTC

To the rule “Diseases”, add:-

Villagers should not reveal their own non-Visible Symptoms to other players, nor what Diseases they think they might have, and may lie about these things in conversation.

Per comments on the town meeting, a nudge that lying about some things is expected this dynasty. (Unless we think it isn’t.)

Town Meeting

Opening a general discussion post, since things are getting oddly quiet for a secret-information social-deduction dynasty. What next for Zahndorf, Villagers? How are we all feeling? What concerns and hopes and dreams do you have today?

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Proposal: Polterheist

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 02 Feb 2017 14:16:17 UTC

To “Spectral Actions”, add:-

A Villager who is exhibiting the symptom of Death is considered to be Dead.

As a daily action, a Dead Villager may move a Remedy from one Villager’s inventory to another Villager’s inventory.

The Doctor’s Rounds

A cold wind twists through the village. In the abandoned surgery, Pokes slumps forward onto the cluttered mixing table, dead.