Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Proposal: A Better Mask

Self-killed. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 10 Mar 2021 22:23:44 UTC

Add a new rule to the ruleset, entitled Ruses:

If they have not been involved in a Mistaken Identity post this Season, an Elector may initiate a Ruse as a seasonal action by making a Mistaken Identity post. A Mistaken Identity post is a post in the Story Posts category which must name exactly one other Elector who has not previously been involved in a Mistaken Identity post this Season.

As soon as possible after it is posted, the Doge should Evaluate a Mistaken Identity post. Evaluating a Mistaken Identity post is an Atomic Action with the following steps:
* Assess whether or not the ruse is effective. The ruse is effective if the Elector who posted the Mistaken Identity post and the Elector named within it had the same Mask and the same Faction at the time at which the Mistaken Identity post is posted.
* If the ruse is effective, the Doge should add the Political Powers of the involved Electors together, divide the result by two (rounded up), and set the Political Power of both Electors to that value.
* If the ruse is ineffective, the Doge should increase the Political Power of the targeted Elector by 2.
* In either case, the Doge should increase the Scandal of both named electors by 3.
* The Doge should then respond to the Mistaken Identity post to say that it is resolved.

Once the Doge has responded to a Mistaken Identity post, the Ruse is concluded and no further action can be taken with regards to it.


Clucky: he/him

09-03-2021 15:10:43 UTC

I think the idea is cool, but there needs to be more of a cost to a missed guess. Right now I feel like it’s too cheap to just give your cabal mates more power

Also did you intended it to target factions or secret factions?

Clucky: he/him

09-03-2021 15:55:36 UTC

the more I think about it, I think I’m just against to the idea as a whole

feels like there is simply too much risk of swingy luck, where a person happens to say, roll the only other Medico as the winnower so can easily switch their faction and take half their power. while its good to have mechanics that stop leaders from running away with things, that its a bit too rubber-bandy for me.

Kevan: he/him

09-03-2021 16:19:41 UTC


Josh: he/they

10-03-2021 13:47:44 UTC

against sk