Monday, October 14, 2019

The Journey Home

Here’s a post-dynastic commentary thread now that the DoV has passed.

(This also doubles as a formal post announcing that I’m passing the Emperor role to Pokes, for the next dynasty.)

Monday, October 14, 2019

Declaration of Victory: A Ship Has Arrived!

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

Adminned at 14 Oct 2019 14:27:50 UTC

Four ragged castaways standing near to the artfully rearranged “HELP” message proves sufficient to attract the attention of a passenger ship, which drops anchor near the island and sends a small rescue boat out through the rocks. Mac emerges from the trees and reveals himself to be alive and well, and declares that he will stay on the island, and an agreement is reached to deliver some supplies and repair the radio on the Cessna.

Safely back aboard the SS Haniver and recovering their faculties with fresh water and a good meal at the captain’s table, the castaways swap stories with the passengers: after a roll of the dice, Kevan is considered to have amassed 58 Story Points, Pokes 45, Thunder 14, Farsight 4 and Brendan 3.

With the most Story Points, I believe I have achieved victory.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Proposal: Gordian Noose

In “A Ship has Arrived!”, replace “The Weatherman may remove one of these conditions, selected at random, as a weekly action (once each week).” with:-

If no Castaway (and no Weatherman) has already done so in the current week, a Castaway or the Weatherman may select one of these conditions at random and remove it from the ruleset.

Per the previous FYI, as a player I’d rather that these happened predictably.

Scheduled Route

Just FYI, my plan is to remove another condition from “A Ship ...” this coming week. It will be between Monday and Friday, and I can only guarantee that you will be surprised by the day that I choose!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unexpected_hanging_paradox

Proposal: Trip Advisor

To the rule “Hallucinations”, add:-

If a proposal has the tag “Hallucination” and its only proposed change to the ruleset and gamestate is the repeal of a single subrule of “The Island”, it is considered a Hallucination Proposal. If a Castaway’s HSR is greater than the HSR of a Hallucination Proposal’s proposer, their vote on that Proposal is considered to be FOR (even if they have not voted on it, or have cast a different vote).

A rule repealed by a Hallucination proposal is Epiphanised immediately before being repealed.

Still a bit sad that we erased the entire hallucination-repeal mechanic. Suggesting bringing it back with the same wording but constrained to subrules of “The Island”.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Proposal: Mac and Me

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Oct 2019 19:18:22 UTC

In “Mac’s Cave”, after “When performing a Date Action in this way they may choose to ignore any increase in Hunger or HSR from it.”, add:-

(This does not apply to Exerted actions.)

Was suggested at the time of this mechanic being added that it probably didn’t apply to Exertion, but let’s make that explicit now rather than having to argue it out in a DoV.

Proposal: Dreamland

Fewer than a quorum not voting AGAINST, fails 2-3 irrespective of Thunder’s potential vote. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Oct 2019 19:17:35 UTC

Remove “If there is a Traitor, the Traitor may choose to use their recorded GNDT score for HSR, or use an HSR of 7, when they take actions under the Dynastic Rules. Exactly once this Dynasty, the Traitor may set their HSR to 0; doing so is permitted for the Traitor regardless of the Complexity of this rule.” from the ruleset.

If the Traitor has already set their HSR to zero using the mechanic described above, they wake up in a fever: set their HSR, Wood and SP to the values they had immediately before using that mechanic.

Trying Bad Dreams again given that the player set has changed and voting discussion was cut short “to speed up the queue”.

Adding a bonus reset clause in case the Traitor chooses to take their 7 free exertion actions while this is in the queue.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Lost

Astimageon idles out automatically after seven days without a post or comment. Quorum remains 4.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Proposal: Not Penny’s Boat

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

Adminned at 08 Oct 2019 21:32:25 UTC

Rewrite the list item that begins with “Paranoia - ” in the rule Motivations as follows:

  • Paranoia - Your primary goal is to avoid the rest of the group. A Castaway with this Motivation may not change their Location to a Location which contains another Castaway. As a Date Action, a Castaway who has this Motivation may deduct five SP from the total of another Castaway at their Location, and increase their own SP by five and their own HSR by one.

Proposal: The motto

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Oct 2019 08:08:47 UTC

Add, as a paragraph in “The Island”, before its subrules:

The motto of Cspe Key is “You gotta go tell the world”.

You gotta.

Proposal: Captain’s Log

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Oct 2019 08:01:54 UTC

Add a subrule to “The Island” called “The Outpost”:-

A ruined stone building stands on the edge of a low cliff, a mouldering logpile stacked against an outside wall.

A Castaway at the Outpost may take a Date Action to gain 2 Wood.

Castaways here:

An opt-out of the randomness of wood gathering in the wild.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Proposal: Breaking the Mirror

Self-killed 0 votes to 5. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Oct 2019 08:00:40 UTC

Add a subrule to “The Island” named “The Kevan”:

The Kevan is a state of fortune, a psychic trap, an unlucky number. Any and all numbers chosen randomly by Castaways at The Kevan are instead defaulted to 1. A Castaway may not remove their name from this rule unless they also add an extra 2 to their Date.

As a Date Action, a Castaway at The Kevan may spend 4 SP to add another Castaway’s name to the list of Castaways in this location.

Castaways here:

Kevan rolled six 1’s in a row for wood, less likely than to roll two critical fails in a row on a d20. I thought we might honor that feat with some old fashioned, last-lap sabotage fun!  }:D

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Call for Judgment: Out of the wilderness

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Oct 2019 07:56:22 UTC

Brendan removed my name from the list of Castaways at the Beach, commenting:

Taking it upon myself to remove an Idle Castaway from a legal location. CfJ if you disagree.

I don’t see a justification in the Ruleset allowing this change.

Undo this change, adding my name to the list of Castaways at the Beach.

Proposal: Radio Infrequency

Timed out 3 votes to 0 with 1 unresolved DEF. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Oct 2019 22:38:31 UTC

Add a subrule to “The Island” called “The Cessna”:-

A Cessna 150 hangs at a dangerous angle in the tree canopy, one wing splintered, its fuselage wrapped in flowering vines.

A Castaway at the Cessna with an HSR of zero may take a Date Action to try to fix the radio, rolling DICE20: on a roll of 20, the Castaways are Rescued.

Castaways here:

BlogNomic hasn’t seen a Cessna for a while.

Proposal: Sailing By

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 07 Oct 2019 08:02:27 UTC

Replace “The Weatherman may remove one of these conditions, selected at random, as a weekly action (once each week). ” with:-

The Weatherman may remove one of these conditions, selected at random, as a weekly action (once each week). If the list would be empty after removing the chosen condition, it is not removed and the Castaways are rescued instead.

Covering what happens if we get through the final week without meeting the last remaining criteria.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Proposal: Leaf Stroganoff

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Oct 2019 22:07:20 UTC

In “The Clearing”, replace “Lose 1 Hunger” with “Gain 2 SP” throughout the second bulleted list. Then remove the bullet point which reads only “Gain 2 SP.”

Replace “Paranoid” with “Paranoia”.

Proposal: That’s Not How You Spell “Help”

Reached quorum 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Oct 2019 21:58:28 UTC

Set the Total Spent of the Message in the Sand to zero.

What was Pokes thinking?

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Proposal: A Poke In The Side

Timed out 1 vote to 3. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Oct 2019 21:56:17 UTC

Unidle the Castaway named pokes and set their HSR to the number of EVCs on this Proposal that are FOR.

Proposal: Let’s Make It Interesting

Times out 3 votes to 0 with 1 unresolved DEF. Farsight’s HSR is doubled, as their EVC was DEFERENTIAL. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Oct 2019 21:51:48 UTC

Double the HSR of every Castaway whose EVC on this Proposal is not FOR.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Proposal: Lifeguard Duty

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Oct 2019 08:15:03 UTC

In “The Beach”, replace “If a Castaway has no location such that are at that location, any Castaway or the Weatherman may add them to the list of Castaways who are at the beach.” with:-

If a Castaway has no Location, a Castaway at the Beach may add them to the list of Castaways who are at the Beach.

Proposal: Four Days in the Wilderness

Reached quorum 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Oct 2019 08:13:33 UTC

To the end of the first paragraph of “Hallucinations”, add:-

When a Castaway is unidled, if their HSR is the lowest among that of all Castaways, it is increased to the lowest HSR among other Castaways.

Was that a tactical idling from Pokes, to dodge the effects of Mountain Giants enacting and wake up at the weekend 2 HSR below everyone else?