Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Sticky Post: Story Post: Royal concern #5H

I am bored but I cannot remember who my jester is. Thunder, is it you ?

Monday, April 30, 2018

Proposal: Off with their heads!

reached quorum 6-0 with 2 def votes enacted by card

Adminned at 02 May 2018 02:03:18 UTC

Create a sticky story post called “The Ballot Box”.

Add a new rule, “The Election”:

A comment:
* on The Ballot Box,
* of the form “I vote for X”, where X is the name of a Candidate,
* that is not a vote from a Pawn for themselves,
* does not have a more recent valid vote from the same poster, and
* is posted before 0:01 on May 5 (“Closing Time”)
is considered to be a valid Vote from the comment’s poster for X.
 
At Closing Time, the Candidate who has received the most valid votes has achieved victory. If there is a tie for the most valid votes, and if this resolution has not already been done, any Pawn may note which Candidates are tied and resolve the tie randomly with the GNDT. The selection of this random pick achieves victory.

Candidates are the Pawns named:

To the list of Candidates in this rule, add the name of each Pawn that has made a comment that includes the string “Pick me!” on this proposal.

Story Post: 2 of them

I came to a bridge on the way back and the Dormouse there wanted a sixpence to allow me safe passage across. I asked him where the troll went and the Dormouse said it had gone on a vacation.

A Fading Rumble

Thunder idles out after 10 days inactivity. Quorum remains 4.

Proposal: Cabbages and Kings

6-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 30 Apr 2018 22:44:42 UTC

In the special case rule “Mutual Victory”, move the sentences “This rule cannot be overruled by Dynastic Rules. This rule becomes repealed when a valid Ascension Address is posted.” to form their own paragraph, after the first paragraph of the rule.

Clarifying that the special rule repeals itself, rather than any hearts/spades rule created by this rule, upon an ascension.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Call for Judgment: A Curious Dream

reached quorum 4-0 enacted by card

Adminned at 29 Apr 2018 04:05:52 UTC

Repeal the rule named “Unnamed Rule”.

Neither the original scammer nor myself seem able to make this scam work, and the rule as written offers no actual treasure-hiding mechanics or gameplay beyond guessing what an undefined string would default to.

Friday, April 27, 2018

I found the Treasure!

Just in case it’s necessary, I should add that I think the Super Treasure is an infinitely long string of zeroes followed by the string “ Super Treasure.”.

Declaration of Victory: I am not entirely sure myself so I’m asking you guys.

Timed out 0 votes to 3 after 48 hours. Failed by Kevan. Hiatus ends.

Adminned at 29 Apr 2018 19:20:56 UTC

I win because pedantry and Whitespaces (possibly).

The string would be ” Super Treasure.”, as in “[whitespace]Super Treasure.” (which neither of Kevan’s posts have) because of:

The Super Treasure contains the following text string: Super Treasure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_(computer_science)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitespace_character

 

“I found the Treasure”

Aaaand Super Treasure. Again. Just in case yadda yadda.

I found the Treasure!

Aaaand Super Treasure.

Just in case its considered that the Whitespace character is a thing, although I think that it might not be included due to grammar rules with punctuation, with the Whitespace being part of the structure which introduces what the “following” thing is.

Declaration of Victory: One Impossible Thing

Timed out 1 vote to 2 after 48 hours. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 29 Apr 2018 19:20:27 UTC

Per “Unnamed Rule”, I have made “a blog post with the Super Treasure” and was the first to do so.

I found the Treasure!

The Super Treasure is an infinitely long string of zeroes followed by the words “Super Treasure”. Since the Super Treasure is undefined (there is no clause saying that the Kings choose what it is, only that they must hide it), I believe it defaults to this.

(“If a game variable has no defined starting value, then that starting value is [...] the alphabetically earliest legal text string it may take (for a text string which may not be blank, with the digits 0 through 9 considered to precede “A”)”)

For good measure I’ll add that the Super Treasure is also a blank string, and also the string “Super Treasure”.

Duplicate post due to a timing misclick.

I found the Treasure!

(Post blanked as it had a slight error.)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Proposal: Fun Ending 2

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 27 Apr 2018 14:49:41 UTC

Create the following rule:

A Pawn achieves victory if they are the first to make make a blog post with the Super Treasure and the title “I found the Treasure!”.

The Super Treasure is a text string which shall be hidden by the Kings somewhere on the Blognomic blog, Slack or wiki. The Super Treasure contains the following text string: Super Treasure.

Take 2 to avoid concurrent winners

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Proposal: Fun Ending

self killed failed by card

Adminned at 27 Apr 2018 06:16:43 UTC

Create the following rule:

A Pawn achieves victory if they make a blog post with the Super Treasure.

The Super Treasure is a text string which shall be hidden by the Kings somewhere on the Blognomic blog, Slack or wiki. The Super Treasure contains the following text string: Super Treasure.

Rather than having a proposal to end the dynasty, we can have a small game (Treasure Hunt) which would end the dynasty pretty quickly in a fun way. Also, we’d have an Emperor and no need to fiddle about the theme because they’d choose it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

idle

nqueron idles after ~7 days. However Cpt_Koen unidles so quorum does not change.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Summoning a meeting

Cuddlebeam, Thunder and I participate in a meeting, giving each of us +7 Sanity.

Story Post: Hunting for naught

I had too much pepper for dinner so I decided to go for a walk to ease the pain. After a while I came upon a clearing, and right before me stood a magnificent gryphon! His head would make a perfect addition to my throne room, so I ran back to grab my hunting rifle and put on my camouflage wig, but unfortunately he flew off before I got back, leaving that stupid cat to mock me again. How dare he treat his king like that! I swear I’ll shoot him next time.

This adds “cat” and “king” to the board, which might cause confusion with the actual avatars for the Cheshire Cat (P102) and me (K), but there weren’t any alternatives and the King Dynamics rule make’s the spotting part of an atomic action so I had to follow through.

Proposal: [Core] Kinesistele

reached quorum 4-0 enacted by card

Adminned at 24 Apr 2018 01:20:20 UTC

Amend

Idle Admins may enact Votable Matters.

to

Idle Admins can enact and fail Votable Matters.

I prefer can to may. Also adding the failing part.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Proposal: [Core] Telekinetics

timed out 3-0 enacted by card

Adminned at 24 Apr 2018 01:18:56 UTC

Add to “Idle Pawns”:

Idle Admins may enact Votable Matters.

Note: Even though I didn’t add myself to the sidebar, etc., I am notionally unidling myself, enacting the two proposals, proposing this, and then idling.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Not-idle

I’m going to be offline until Monday, plan proposals accordingly. I won’t be able to enact the ones that are pending right now either.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Proposal: eat me

Reaches quorum, 5-0. Enacted by pokes.

Can I enact as an idle admin? If not, let’s just say I unidled myself, enacted these proposals, and then idled again.

Adminned at 21 Apr 2018 20:41:51 UTC

Add to “Inventory”

A Pawn may, at any time, eat an object in their inventory, which destroys that instance of the object and removes it from their inventory.
If a Pawn eats a mushroom, cake or bottle they choose between increasing or decreasing their size by 1.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Proposal: Hashing out size more

Reaches quorum, 4-0. Enacted by an idle pokes.

Adminned at 21 Apr 2018 20:43:53 UTC

Add after

Size is a stat, tracked on it’s own GNDT column and defaulting to 10.

:

If a Pawn’s size is more than 10, they get their movement without any other bonuses multiplied by the Pawn’s size divided by 10, rounded down as their new movement.

Bigger steps, I guess.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Story Post: Strange encounter

I wandered the land in search of jester-executioner-and-now-traitor Pokes, to have him thrown down a well. Happening upon a young boy, I questioned him on the subject and… oh wait… it was a girl if I recall correctly. Her name was, um, Alice, yes that’s it. She seemed a bit lost the poor thing, talking nonsense. I left her there and decided it would take me ages to find the coward who was probably hiding in some trash can, so I returned to my castle and brought my telescope to the highest tower. I won’t leave until I’ve found him!

Story Post: Entering a new land

I walked over to the left. The barren wasteland I left was soon gone, and I even met a nice representative of the crown to talk to.

Story Post: Speaking with many locals

Tiring of my feet resting in the Palace I went on a walk in the woods; in the confusing turns and thick brush I soon lost myself. Eventually the White Knight found me but his helmet was on and he mistook me for a pawn! He gave me some rations of bread and directed me to a path through the woods.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Story Post: Celebrating an Unbirthday

A very merry unbirthday to me and the two other Natives - subtracting 6 Sanity from each of us. (20/3 = 6 and 2/3).

Proposal: Let the Kings move!

reached quorum 4-0

Adminned at 17 Apr 2018 15:18:11 UTC

Add a new rule “King Dynamics” containing the following subrule named “Royal Promenade”:

Five times a day, a King may perform the following atomic action:
- Choose a random direction, excluding those they cannot move to.
- Choose a random cell that they are able to move to in the chosen direction.
- Move to the chosen cell and perform the actions described in the Spotting rule if possible, without taking into account requirements and modifications related to sanity.
In place of the optional blogpost described in the Spotting rule, a King may summarise the five “speaking to the locals” in one single post.

Set the movement of card and Diabecko to 10.

Story Post: Summoning a Meeting: 1

With only one Unknown person, I and Cuddlebeam Summon a Meeting, giving us both 10 Sanity.

Yay!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Idling

Grynk, pokes and ElMarko idle after 9, 9 and 8 days of inactivity, quorum becomes 3 (but that will change in a second).

Joining the game

I become a Pawn. My name is Corona, nice to meet you all.

I do have some previous experience with nomics.
I have read the ruleset cursorily, but what puzzles me is that I couldn’t find a rule that decides on which of the boards is a new Pawn deployed.

~Corona

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Proposal: Actual Metadynasty post, not just an activity post. Also known as “Would you rather pick pi or phi?”

timed out 2-3 failed by card

Adminned at 17 Apr 2018 02:54:21 UTC

Fail all proposals, repeal all Dynastic Rules not titled “Swifter Than The Admins”, and repeal “Mutual Victory”.
Declare a meta-dynasty themed as below:
If the largest plurality of people have the string “1.6180339887498948482045868” in their comment, declare the metadynasty of Two Rooms and a Boom.
If the largest plurality of people have the string “3.14159265358979323846264338” in their comment, declare the metadynasty of the Resistance.
Ties should be randomly broken.

Actual serious proposal this time. Also, hit the title limit.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Proposal: Metadynastizing

self-killed failed by card

Adminned at 15 Apr 2018 03:34:50 UTC

Declare a meta-dynasty themed as below:
If the largest plurality of people have the string “1.6180339887498948482045868” in their comment, declare the metadynasty of Two Rooms and a Boom.
If the largest plurality of people have the string “3.14159265358979323846264338” in their comment, declare the metadynasty of the Resistance.
Ties should be randomly broken.

Activity post, not serious post.

Proposal: Metadynastizing

self-killed failed by card

Adminned at 15 Apr 2018 03:34:49 UTC

Declare a meta-dynasty themed as below:
If the largest plurality of people have the string “1.6180339887498948482045868” in their comment, declare the metadynasty of Two Rooms and a Boom.
If the largest plurality of people have the string “3.14159265358979323846264338” in their comment, declare the metadynasty of the Resistance.
Ties should be randomly broken.

Activity post, not serious post.

Monday, April 09, 2018

Proposal: Size

timed out 4-0 enacted by card

Adminned at 13 Apr 2018 16:20:29 UTC

Add to “Stats”:

Size is a stat, tracked on it’s own GNDT column and defaulting to 10.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Story Post: Royal Concern #4S

Jester pokes, how is that play you’re writing coming along?

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Story Post: A new land

I saw a new, desolate land (like how half the people have been gone for 5 days or more). The last lifeform remaining there, sadly, was a sheep.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Story Post: Moving

I walked a spot to the left and couldn’t believe it! I turned my head and saw the Cheshire Cat.