Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Proposal: 500 Bus Stops

Withdrawn. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 06 Jan 2022 09:59:24 UTC

After the second paragraph of “Road Map”, add:-

If all Ready Trippers are at a Starting Point, the GPS should create and append to the list of Stops a new Stop with a Name of their own choice, a Capacity of 30, and a Type of “Starting Point”, and then move all Ready Trippers to that Stop.

Allowing the GPS to create a new Starting Point when we need one, otherwise there’s nowhere to put timed-out players once everyone else has passed them.


Brendan: he/him

04-01-2022 15:39:08 UTC



04-01-2022 19:24:59 UTC

You forgot to say, “ad infinitem”. ;)  for

Josh: he/him

04-01-2022 20:16:45 UTC


Clucky: he/him

04-01-2022 20:24:57 UTC


As this would create an infinite loop where if somehow everyone is ready and at a starting point (which could happen if we accidentally reset stuff again), then Brendan technically should keep creating starting point after starting point as moving everyone to the new starting point doesn’t reset ready status

This also bypasses the 48 hours to move rule which could pose some problems.

Overall I like my solution better


04-01-2022 20:39:54 UTC

against CoV, I think I also prefer https://blognomic.com/archive/starting_over1 .

Kevan: Oracle he/him

05-01-2022 09:39:43 UTC

I can live with “technically should”.

The timeout is tricky: if we always respect the 48 hours rule in these situations, it means the dynastic game will repeatedly pause for two full days every time it gets to the turn of a player who has no intention of playing it. Maybe we could give them a shorter timeout during which they can jump back in, but where we don’t hold our breath too long waiting for that to happen.

Clucky: he/him

05-01-2022 18:08:21 UTC

Actually it won’t due to

“A Tripper is Waiting if there exists a Stop before their current Location *(ignoring all Starting Points)* occupied by another Tripper”

The only problem with people who are not taking their turns is that they can prevent us from hitting the “less than 13 stops ahead of every player” clause

Kevan: Oracle he/him

05-01-2022 19:02:35 UTC

Good point made on Starting Over that “all Ready Trippers are at a Starting Point” should never actually occur again, so this proposed rule will never trigger.

against Withdrawn.