Monday, May 20, 2019

Sticky Post: Block: Warehouse

The constructor fleet prepares to drop a T-Block consisting of Dock, Corridor, Power, Life Support..

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Sticky Post: Story Post: New Delivery: Downsizing

3 Transportation
2 Engineering

A large engineering firm is downsizing after their stock value sharply decreased. It is hypothesized this has to do with an automotive company’s failed push to make commercial vehicles more environmentally friendly, but the firm has yet to confirm or deny these suspicions.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Proposal: Thank you for calling the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, please hold…

To the rule “Thermostat,” append the following:

If an Architect’s Site has been deemed Unsafe after being Monitored, and the Site was Unsafe prior to that action, then that Architect (or the Supervisor) must Evacuate their Site by removing any and all Quarters Modules present, making the squares they occupied empty. If this has not been done in 48 hours, any Architect may do so, and the name of the Architect whose Site was evacuated shall be moved to the end of the Bidding Queue.

An Architect’s statistics may not be Monitored if the state of their Site (i.e. Maintained Modules have been added, moved, etc.) has not changed since they were last Monitored.

Add a new rule titled “Health and Safety Regulations,” which reads:

An Architect’s Site is deemed Unsafe if any of the following are true:
* Their Temperature is greater than 50 or less than 0
* Their Oxygen is less than 20% or greater than 75%
* Their Temperature is greater than 40 and Oxygen is greater than 50%
* Their Food is less than five times the number of Quarters modules

In “Thermostat,” replace

Any Architect may Monitor any Architect’s statistics at any time, by

with

If an Architect’s statistics have not been Monitored in the past 24 hours, any Architect may do so by

Re-proposing my previous idea that I shot down due to a minor wording error.

Proposal: Housing Regulations 1.1

Add to the rule “Drops”:

A Block may not have a Quarters module adjacent to a Power or Dock module. In addition, an architect may not build a Block so that a Quarters module is adjacent to a Power or Dock module on a Block which has already been built on that architect’s site.

Proposal: Civil Titles

Create a rule named “Civil Titles”:

An architect may hold one or more civil titles. Only one architect may hold a given civil title. If there is a tie for a given civil title, the architect later in the bidding queue holds it.

*“City Hall” is a civil title held by the architect with the largest number of contiguous Quarters modules
*“State of the Art” is a civil title held by the architect with the lowest ratio of unmaintained modules to maintained modules, with ties being first broken by the architect with the most modules
*“The Cool House” is a civil title held by the architect with Temperature and Oxygen closest to default values
*“Public Gardens” is a civil title held by the architect with the largest number of contiguous maintained hydroponics modules

Hoping to break the symmetry and give us a few different targets to strive for, as well as a way to interact with each other’s sites.

Other titles would be nice. I thought about “Most of X” titles, but if you place every drop and don’t place over anything, its fairly easy for everyone to end up in lockstep.

I broke ties with being to the rear of the bidding queue to encourage people to make their drops quickly.

Proposal: Housing Regulations

Self Killed. Failed by Derrick

Adminned at 23 May 2019 21:15:25 UTC

A Quarters module may not be placed adjacent to a Power module or a Dock module.

In case of power overload or loss of atmospheric pressure.

Proposal: Calling in Space OSHA

Self Killed. Failed by Derrick.

Adminned at 23 May 2019 21:14:56 UTC

To the rule “Thermostat,” append the following:

If an Architect’s Site has been deemed Unsafe after being Monitored, and the Site was Unsafe prior to that action, then that Architect (or the Supervisor) must Evacuate their Site by removing any and all Quarters Modules present, making the squares they occupied empty. If this has not been done in 48 hours, any Architect may do so, and the name of the Architect whose Site was demolished shall be moved to the end of the Bidding Queue.

An Architect’s statistics may not be Monitored if the state of their Site (i.e. Maintained Modules have been added, moved, etc.) has not changed since they were last Monitored.

Add a new rule titled “Health and Safety Regulations,” which reads:

An Architect’s Site is deemed Unsafe if any of the following are true:
* Their Temperature is greater than 50 or less than 0
* Their Oxygen is less than 20% or greater than 75%
* Their Temperature is greater than 40 and Oxygen is greater than 50%
* Their Food is less than five times the number of Quarters modules

In “Thermostat,” replace

Any Architect may Monitor any Architect’s statistics at any time, by

with

If an Architect’s statistics have not been Monitored in the past 24 hours, any Architect may do so by

The numbers in Health and Safety are arbitrary. If they don’t seem reasonable, we can change them. Also, I encourage everyone to propose more safety regulations if you have any ideas.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Proposal: Accessibility and Maintainance

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 May 2019 07:52:56 UTC

Add to the rule “Sites”:

A module is connected to another module if they are adjacent,  or if they are both docks adjacent to squares without modules and on the same site, or if one is adjacent to a corridor or dock connected to the other module.

A module connected to a quarters is “Maintained”

Change:

(“Modules” referring only to Modules on the Monitored Architect’s Site in this case)

To:

(“Modules” referring only to Maintained Modules on the Monitored Architect’s Site in this case)

Lets make those corridors and quarters necessary. As well as enforce some basic architectural rules. 

The connected rule is a touch more mathematical than strictly necessary, but lets connectivity flow through corridors and docks.

Proposal: Kitty Corner Case

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 May 2019 07:51:21 UTC

add to the rule “Sites”:

Squares are adjacent if they share an edge.
Modules are adjacent if the squares they are in are adjacent.

This will eventually come up.

Proposal: The Other Shoe

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 23 May 2019 07:50:09 UTC

Replace “If all Architects have Built in response to a Drop post, any Architect may close that Drop post” with:-

If all Architects have Built in response to a Drop post, or if a Drop Post is more than 36 hours old, any Architect may close that Drop post

Reproposal of Card’s 36-hour timeout idea, minus the Empty Module amendment.

(Note that this will allow the first Drop post to be closed immediately upon enactment.)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Proposal: Bidding on a Queue x2

popular 4 to 0. Enacted by Derrick.

Adminned at 22 May 2019 19:48:43 UTC

If this proposal passes, the proposal “Ready Surveyor One” has no effect. If it has already passed, its changes are retroactively removed.

Add a new subrule to the rule drops called “Bidding Queue” with the text:-

The Bidding Queue is a comma separated list of the names of all active Architects, stored at the top of the wiki page “Moon Sites”. When an Architect joins or unidles, their name is appended to the end of the Bidding Queue.

Also, replace “If no Drop post exists, any Architect (or the Supervisor) may make a blog post” with:-

If no Drop post exists, the Architect who’s name is first in the Bidding Queue (or the Supervisor) may make a blog post”

Add after the sentence “Such a blog post is known as a Drop post.” the following:-

Whenever an Architect makes a drop post, they must move their name to the end of the Bidding Queue.

When this proposal passes, the Admin who

Proposal: Bidding on a Queue

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 May 2019 07:59:01 UTC

If this proposal passes, the proposal “Ready Surveyor One” has no effect. If it has already passed, it’s changes are retroactively removed.

Add a new subrule to the rule drops called “Queue” with the text:-

Each Architect has a variable “Queue Position” (abbreviated Queue in the GDNT) which is an integer between 1 and the number of active Architects. When a Architect joins or unidles, their Queue Position is set to the new number of active Architects. If an Architect idles, the Queue of all Architects whose Queue Position was higher than theirs must be decreased by one by the admin who idled that Architect.

The following atomic actions are the only ways to modify the values of Queue Position, excepting the above. The are listed in the format of (Name)[Architect Name]:action:
*Move Up [Name]: Switch the Queue Position values of [Name] and the Architect with the next lowest Queue Position
*Move Down [Name]: Switch the Queue Position values of [Name] and the Architect with the next highest Queue Position
*Requeue [Name]: Lower the Queue Position of all Architects whose Queue Position is higher that [Name]‘s by one. Set [name]‘s Queue Position to be equal to the number of Active Architects.

Also, replace “If no Drop post exists, any Architect (or the Supervisor) may make a blog post” with:-

If no Drop post exists, any Architect with a Queue Position of 1 (or the Supervisor) may make a blog post”

Add after the sentence “Such a blog post is known as a Drop post.” the sentence:-

Whenever an Architect makes a drop post, they must Requeue themself.

When this proposal passes, an Architect should randomly every Architect a Queue Position, in such a way that no two Architects have the same Queue Position.

A different way of keeping track of turn taking. It also could allow for changing the order of turns.

Proposal: Ready Surveyor One

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 May 2019 07:58:35 UTC

Replace “If no Drop post exists, any Architect (or the Supervisor) may make a blog post” with:-

If no Drop post exists, any Ready Architect may make a blog post

Add a new paragraph before that one with:-

An Architect is Ready if they have never made a Drop post, or if every other Architect has made a Drop post since they themselves most recently made a Drop post.

Suggesting a form of turn-taking, for Drops.

Proposal: Heat Sink

Reached quorum 7-0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 22 May 2019 07:52:13 UTC

In the “Thermostat” rule, if it exists, replace “which is tracked in degrees Celsius” with:

which is an integer which may be negative, tracked in degrees Celsius

Then add to that rule, if it exists:

Any Architect may Monitor any Architect’s statistics at any time, by performing the following atomic action (“Modules” referring only to Modules on the Monitored Architect’s Site in this case):-

* Setting the Monitored Architect’s Temperature to 20 (if there is a Power Module) or -20 (if there are no Power Modules)
* Reducing the Monitored Architect’s Temperature by 1 for every Corridor Module which is adjacent to an Empty square or to the edge of the grid
* Increasing the Monitored Architect’s Temperature by 1 (to a maximum of 20) for every Power Module
* Setting the Monitored Architect’s Oxygen to the percentage of Modules (rounding down) which are either Life Support or Hydroponics
* Setting the Monitored Architect’s Food to 10 times the number of Hydroponics and Dock Modules

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Proposal: warm breathing and full

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 May 2019 14:59:13 UTC

Add a new rule titled “Thermostat” with the following text:

Each Architect has the following statistics tracked in the GNDT, using their abbreviations for names.
* temperature (TEMP) which is tracked in degrees Celsius, defaulting to 20.
* oxygen (OXY) which is tracked as a percentage of oxygen to air, defaulting to 21%.
* food (FOOD) which is tracked as a positive integer of Kilo Calories, defaulting to 60.

Proposal: Two Small Changes

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 May 2019 14:55:00 UTC

Add after the sentence “Adding a Block in this way is known as Building.” in the rule “Drops” the text:

When an Architect Builds, they must make a comment to that effect on the Drop post whose Block they Built.

Also, change the clause “they may add the Modules of its Block to their Site,” in the same rule, to:

they may add all of the Modules of its Block to their Site,

The first change is so it’s easier to tell when a Drop post may be closed, and the later, so that blocks can’t be Built hanging off the edges of a site.

Proposal: 1 less thing

Fewer than a quorum not voting AGAINST. Failed 1-4 by Kevan.

Adminned at 21 May 2019 10:13:59 UTC

Change “a Drop post, ” to

a Drop post or it has been open for 36 hours,

Add to the list of Modules

*Empty (.)

Change “A Block is an arrangement of four Modules” to

A Block is an arrangement of four Modules containing at most 1 Empty Module

Remember me?

If I’m allowed to join, I’ll try my best to not drop out again/

Formal Intention to Become a Player

hello, I’d like to be a player. Also someone please update the wiki? I’m confused by how the guys here are already spending resources even though the two rules passed give no hint to anything.

Proposal: Tetromoon

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 May 2019 21:52:56 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Drops”:-

A Block is an arrangement of four Modules, in one of the shapes depicted at [[:File:Tetrominoes.png]].

If no Drop post exists, any Architect (or the Supervisor) may make a blog post unambiguously describing the shape and Module arrangement of a single Block of their choice, listing the Modules in the order of the numbers on the shape’s depiction. (eg. “An T-Block of Dock, Corridor, Power, Dock.”) Such a blog post is known as a Drop post.

If a Drop post exists and an Architect has not already done so for that Drop post, they may add the Modules of its Block to their Site, one Module per square, overwriting the previous contents of that square: Modules which are adjacent on the Block must be similarly adjacent on the Site, although the Block may be rotated 90, 180 or 270 degrees. Adding a Block in this way is known as Building.

If all Architects have Built in response to a Drop post, any Architect may close that Drop post with a comment to that effect. Upon doing so, it ceases to be a Drop post.

Proposal: On Rock and Helium

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 May 2019 21:53:06 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Sites”:-

Each Architect has their own Site, tracked in the wiki page [[Moon Sites]]. A Site is a 7x7 grid of squares, where each square is either empty (with a Symbol of “.”) or contains a Module. Squares default to being empty.

Modules and their Symbols (in brackets) are:-

* Corridor (+)
* Dock (D)
* Hydroponics (H)
* Life Support (L)
* Power (P)
* Quarters (Q)

Ascension Address: Harvest Moon

The architects’ shuttle weaves its way out from the space elevator apex, passing giant grey tankers as they drift back to Earth. A year on from the first breaking of the lunar soil, and the helium refineries are running at full capacity, red lights glittering across the dark curve of the moon. As the shuttle draws nearer, it weaves between the vast construction ships that hang in the low gravity. With a controlled burst of jets, one giant, L-shaped block of infrastructure is released from the nearest ship and drops slow and straight towards the blank grey plains below.

(Replace “Contractor” with “Architect” and “Great Eccentric” with “Supervisor”.)

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Formal Intention to Become a Player

Hello there BlogNomic, my name is Farsight and I hereby submit my formal intention to become a player. Go easy on me for a while!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Formal intention to become a player

Hello, I am ubq323, and I would like to join the game and become a player. (It appears that this dynasty is finishing now so this might be good timing)

Declaration of Victory: The One and Only

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 May 2019 11:01:50 UTC

The Grand Plan becomes Finalized as I complete my field research into the Lunar Mines, a few small steps from the landing site of the Haniver. GreatX now has Researched or Finished Projects in three Locations; Earth, the Ocean and the Moon.

“If the grand plan is finalized and a single Director has a higher Return on Investment than every other Director, then that Director has achieved victory.” - Naught has an ROI of 0.28, I have an ROI of 0.9.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Story Post: New Delivery: ISV Jenny Haniver

1 Engineering
1 Robot
2 Publicity
1 Colonist

A long-range solar exploration shuttle is ready for launch.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Proposal: Improved Tracking

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 May 2019 09:09:26 UTC

In “Projects,” replace

*a status (which is either dreamed, posted, secret, both, contracted, or finished, and defaults to dreamed)

with

*a status (which is either dreamed, posted, secret, both, contracted, finished, or researched, and defaults to dreamed)

Since there is no easy way to track which Projects have been researched or not, thought it might be useful to add it. Might not be necessary, though.

Gargle Blast

Zaphod idles out after eight days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 2.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Proposal: Final Costs

Reached quorum 2 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 17 May 2019 08:20:31 UTC

Reword “Endgame” to:-

A Contractor may Research any Posted Project if they are working at the same Site as the Project’s Location, and if they have not already Researched that Project, by paying the Project’s Components from their own Resources and increasing their Funds by $5B.

The Components of Atlantis Arcology are 1-2 T 1-2 C 1-2 I.
The Components of Orbital Ring of Earth are 2-2 R 3-6 T 1-3 I 2-3 P.
The Components of Timbuktu Irrigation are 2-2 R 2-2 B 1-1 P.
The Components of Jakarta Space Elevator are 2-3 T 2-3 E.
The Components of Trans-Atlantic Hypertube are 1-2 T 1-2 R 1-2 E.
The Components of Ceatan De-extinction are 3-5 B 1-3 P.
The Components of West Egypt Irrigation are 2-2 R 2-2 B 1-1 P.
The Components of L5 City are 1-3T 1-3R 2-4C 2-3B 2-4I.
The Components of Lunar Mines are 3-4 R 2-4 I.

Then resolve the Components of each Project as if they were resource ranges, replacing the Components for each Project in the Endgame rule with the corresponding result.

Saying to “resolve a resource range” in Endgame doesn’t actually do anything: I misread the mechanic as overwriting the originals in the ruleset, but it just generates an output with no instruction as to what to do with it.

Proposal: The Final Frontier

Timed out / quorumed 2 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 17 May 2019 08:07:51 UTC

In “Financial Victory”, replace “at least four different Locations” with “at least three different Locations”.

Speeding things up.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Proposal: Patent Pending

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 May 2019 07:21:15 UTC

Replace “If there are Finished Projects in at least four different Locations, then the grand plan is finalized” with “If at least four different Locations contain Finished or Researched Projects, then the grand plan is finalized”.

Fix to the CfJ’s new rule so that Researched Projects also count towards ending the game.

Call for Judgment: Initial Public Offering [Appendix]

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 May 2019 16:45:24 UTC

Set the Dormancy rule to “Inactive”.

Set all Dreamed Projects to Posted.

Enact a new rule, “Endgame”:-

A Contractor or the Great Eccentric may resolve any resource range at any time.

A Contractor may Research any Posted contract if they are working at the same Site as the Project’s Location, and if they have not already Researched that Project, by paying the Project’s cost from their own Resources and increasing their Funds by $5B.

With the game dormant and Zaphod about to idle out as well, maybe it’s time to just wrap this dynasty up quickly: allowing anyone to resolve Projects, and to cash in any Project once for $5B (which is about what they were going for, and neither remaining player is going to let them go for any more than that).

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ceatan De-extinction Awarded

Ceatan De-extinction has been awarded to Kevan

The Cost is B5 P3

The Prize is $5B

Make those whales sing once again!

Self-Driving Card

Card idles out after eight days of inactivity. Quorum drops to 3.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Story Post: New Delivery: Electric Semis

3 Transportation
2 Engineering

A major automotive company is downsizing their R&D team after a large project did not meet corporate expectations.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Proposal: Filibusted

Timed out / quorumed 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 May 2019 20:24:50 UTC

Replace “A contractor may make a bid on a project with a status of “Secret” by sending a private message to the Great Eccentric stating the name of the project and an amount.” with:-

A contractor may make a bid on a project with a status of “Secret” by sending a private message to the Great Eccentric stating the name of the project and an amount, so long as they have not already made a bid on that project.

Looks like it’s possible to stall any secret project auction forever by making a new bid on it every day. (The bid auction for Atlantic Arcology has been running for over two weeks now.)

There isn’t much reason to allow players to be making multiple bids at all, here.

Story Post: New Delivery: Lake Titicaca

1 Robot
2 Colonists
1 Publicity
1 Infrastructure

In a very controversial move, Peru is selling their claim to Lake Titicaca, as well as the artificial islands thereon. The Uru people, who live on the islands, protest, saying that Peru “cannot take [their] homes away from [them].”

Proposal: Thank you, but this isn’t for sale

Reached quorum 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 May 2019 07:59:12 UTC

In “Contracts,” amend the “Award” atomic action to include the following as the final bullet:

*Clear this project’s bidding area

Clear the bidding areas of all projects that have a status of “Finished” or “Contracted”

If a quorum of EVC’s include the word “tydligare,” replace “Clear” with “Delete all entries in”

“Tydligare” means “be more clear/understandable” in Swedish.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Proposal: An Eccentric’s Dream

Timed out 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 May 2019 07:49:14 UTC

Add the following to the rule “Contracts” as the first paragraph:

If a Project has had a status of “Dreamed” for at least 24 hours, the Great Eccentric may change its status to either Posted, Secret, or Both.

Don’t know why this hasn’t been proposed yet.

Story Post: New Delivery: Postal Office

1 Robot
1 Transportation
1 Colonist
2 Infrastructure

The British Royal Mail is selling an old office of theirs, along with the outdated sorting equipment therein.

Story Post: New Delivery: Non-profit Organization

1 Robot
1 Colonist
2 Publicity
1 Infrastructure

A well-known non-profit organization has run low on funds, and is looking for sponsors. They are even willing to part with a warehouse they used for storage once upon a time.

Proposal: Breadth and Depth

Timed out 1 vote to 1. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 May 2019 07:47:11 UTC

Change:

If there are Finished Projects in at least four different Locations

To:

If there are Finished Projects in at least four different Locations and at least eleven projects

Proposal: Big Dreams

Timed out 3 votes to 0, Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 May 2019 07:46:22 UTC

Add the following projects to the list of projects:

West Egypt Irrigation (posted) | 2-2 R 2-2 B 1-1 P | Earth |
L5 City (posted) | 1-3T 1-3R 2-4C 2-3B 2-4I | Space |
Lunar Mines | 3-4 R 2-4 I | Moon |

Jakarta Space Elevator Awarded

The Jakarta Space Elevator has been awarded to Naught

The Cost is 3T 2E

The Prize is $5B

Proposal: Schrödinger’s Crate

Timed out 3-0 after three days. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 May 2019 07:44:55 UTC

To “Contracts”, add:-

The Great Eccentric may, if asked, tell any or all Contractors whether it has been more than 24 hours since the last Bid on a particular Project, and whether more than one Bid has been made on it.

Looks like we’re stuck in an unhelpful situation where frantic counter-bidding on a project is indistinguishable from player inactivity or Imperial inattention. Not being able to tell whether game activity is happening isn’t good for the dynasty.

The Great Eccentric has been wisely cautious about not giving away information they shouldn’t, so far, so this clause explicitly allows them to confirm what’s happening with a Secret Bid, if asked.

Proposal: Red Letter Day

Fewer than a quorum not voting against, 1 vote to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 May 2019 14:51:08 UTC

Replace “(A Contractor is a Director if they have completed at least one Project; otherwise they are not.)”:-

(A Contractor is a Director if their name includes the letter ‘n’; otherwise they are not.)

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Proposal: The Invisible End Effector

Timed out 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 May 2019 08:13:24 UTC

Replace “Randomly selecting a type of Resource from Robots, Transportation, Colonists, Publicity, Biology, Engineering and Infrastructure” with:-

Randomly selecting a type of Resource from Robots, Transportation, Colonists, Publicity, Biology, Engineering and Infrastructure (excluding any Abundant Resource types; a Resource Type is Abundant if Contractors have 10 or more units of it, between them)

Add a third step to the bullet list in Deliveries:-

If no Resources have been selected, end the atomic action here

Skipping a resource during delivery, if it is already plentiful among the contractors.

Story Post: New Delivery: Arboretum

1 Transportation
2 Biology
1 Engineer
1 Infrastructure

An arboretum in a smaller city in Delaware is having funding issues, and is thus closing down.

Proposal: Diverse Portfolio

Timed out 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 May 2019 08:12:09 UTC

Replace “If there are at least seven Finished Projects, then the grand plan is finalized” with:-

If there are Finished Projects in at least four different Locations, then the grand plan is finalized

Friday, May 03, 2019

Proposal: Clean out the clutter

Timed out 3 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 May 2019 15:02:33 UTC

In the rule “Contracts,” remove

If the Y value of a bid is less than or equal to its Bidder’s Funds, then its a Valid Bid.

Valid Bids, while they have this as a definition, are never mentioned or used again in this rule. Besides which, it’s dumb. We’re not paying anything for these projects; we’re bidding on how little we’re willing to get paid.

Proposal: Out with the fakers

Timed out 3-0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 May 2019 15:01:29 UTC

In “Fiscal Victory,” replace

A Contractor is a Director if they have won at least one Project; otherwise they are not.

with

A Contractor is a Director if they have completed at least one Project; otherwise they are not.

Fixing the definition per card’s comment.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Story Post: New Delivery: Pharmaceutical Plant

2 Robots
1 Transportation
1 Biology
1 Infrastructure

A small pharmaceutical institute declared bankruptcy yesterday, and is putting up its only production site up for sale.

Story Post: New Delivery: Driverless Cars

2 Robots
2 Transportation
1 Publicity

After being banned from the roads in four states last month, GreatX has a large fleet of driverless vehicles to sell on to its contractors at a reduced rate.

Timbuktu Irrigation Awarded to Naught

Naught has won the timbuktu irrigation project, as one of two contractors who offered to do it for free.

The prize is $0.

The cost is 2R 2B 1P

We are grateful for your generosity.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Proposal: How To Be On The Moon

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 May 2019 10:17:20 UTC

Add a new Project to the Project List:-

GreatX Moonbase (Secret) | 1-2 I 1-2 C 0-1 E | Moon |

Proposal: Top of the World

Timed out 3 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 May 2019 10:16:30 UTC

Simultaneously remove the sentences “The Contractor with the highest Return on Investment when the dynasty has finalized has achieved victory.” and “The dynasty has not finalized.” from the ruleset.

Then add a subrule to “Finance” called “Financial Victory”:-

If there are at least seven Finished Projects, then the grand plan is finalized; otherwise it is not. If the grand plan is finalized and a single Director has a higher Return on Investment than every other Director, then that Director has achieved victory. (A Contractor is a Director if they have won at least one Project; otherwise they are not.)

Putting an achievable endgame in sight, and requiring any winner to have completed at least one project.

Story Post: New Delivery: Soyfields

2 Biology
1 Engineering
1 Infrastructure
1 Publicity

New production systems have rendered a large GM soyfarm obsolete. Buying up the machinery and seedbank tech will free up the land for other local projects.

Story Post: New Delivery: Hospital Deeds

2 Biology
1 Publicity
1 Infrastructure
1 Robot

As the sprawling city near to company headquarters declines further, a hospital is asset stripped.