Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Proposal: A fair lock for a brighter future

Self-killed and failed. Josh

Adminned at 06 Apr 2011 11:55:42 UTC

Add a new rule to the end of section 2 of the ruleset, entitled The Strong Lock:

Mornington Crescent is considered to be locked for the purposes of the rule entitled Locked Stations, but it can’t be unlocked using the UNLOCK trail.

Mornington Crescent is considered to be unlocked when the following four stations have oddities that contain the name of a species of gemstone: East Putney, Turnpike Lane, Cyprus, and Van Dorn Street.

Remove Mornington Crescent from the list of locked stations in the Locked Stations rule. If Proposal: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington failed, change “Van Dorn Street” in this proposal to “Pinner”. If the rule entitled “Trails” contains the following sentence: “Mornington Crescent cannot be unlocked this way, unless it is the only locked station”, remove it.

Comments

Ely:

04-05-2011 06:38:48 UTC

for

Florw:

04-05-2011 07:01:00 UTC

against

Purplebeard:

04-05-2011 07:02:35 UTC

imperial

spikebrennan:

04-05-2011 12:03:35 UTC

for

Subrincinator:

04-05-2011 12:58:52 UTC

for

Roujo:

04-05-2011 14:45:26 UTC

imperial

spikebrennan:

04-05-2011 15:57:57 UTC

I should point out that the wiki already has something kinda sorta like a list of gemstones:
http://blognomic.com/wiki/index.php?title=About_non-metallic_mineral_resources_in_China

Roujo:

04-05-2011 16:56:19 UTC

Yay! The usefulness of that page never ceases to amaze me. =P

Kevan:

04-05-2011 17:11:28 UTC

I’m dubious of the Wikipedia link. Either it’s there to say “here is a list of gemstone species which will give you a good idea of which ones exist, but it isn’t meant to canonically define what is and isn’t a gemstone species” or it’s “any species listed on this Wikipedia article is valid, at any given moment”. Either of these interpretations could harbour a scam.

Kevan:

04-05-2011 17:14:21 UTC

I’m not sure the actual mechanic is that interesting, either, as the ruleset stands. If Mornington Crescent only unlocks when the final Odd proposal enacts, then the winner of the game will be whoever is awake (and only moderately prepared) at that moment.

lilomar:

04-05-2011 17:50:55 UTC

arrow against
Would be in favor if you switched from the wikipedia link, back to the old list of chinese non-metalic resources page. Wikipedia is too easy to edit temporarily. Another valid option would be to specify the date of the wikipedia link (eg: as it exists as of…)

Subrincinator:

04-05-2011 17:58:11 UTC

I agree with Kevan.  We could add a game page listing valid gemstones, rather than relying on Wikipedia.

I misread this first time around, thinking that one’s trail would have to include the gemstone stations, rather than them merely having Oddities on them.  The way it reads right now, Odd proposals on these stations are going to be consistently knocked down; there is zero incentive to vote for them.

CoV:  imperial

ais523:

04-05-2011 20:21:53 UTC

against This rule is equivalent to “Mornington Crescent can only be unlocked by proposal”, which is effectively equivalent to “Players can only win by proposal”. That’s not an interesting mechanic at all.

William:

04-05-2011 22:10:30 UTC

against per Ais.

Chivalrybean:

04-05-2011 23:09:47 UTC

against

Saakara:

04-05-2011 23:35:42 UTC

against

Darknight:

04-06-2011 06:26:44 UTC

against

Ely:

04-06-2011 06:36:37 UTC

CoV against

Josh:

04-06-2011 12:07:28 UTC

s/k for the queue, once Status has passed against