Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Proposal: A Game of Tag

Fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 1 vote to 7, with one unresolved DEF, by Kevan.

Adminned at 04 Jan 2023 13:04:18 UTC

In the steps of the Reveal the Consequences action in the rule “Mansion Phase”, after the step that starts “If an Explorer is the only Explorer in a room, and the Black Cat is also in that room”, add the following step:

* If an Explorer is Possessed by Katastrophe and is in the same Room as exactly one other Explorer, and that other Explorer was not Possessed by Katastrophe during either of the previous two Explorers Phases, Katastrophe Possesses that other Explorer.


Note the no-tagbacks clause.


SingularByte: he/him

03-01-2023 06:13:26 UTC

Doesn’t this effectively stop the Possessed player from using a couple of the malfeasances out of fear that they’ll give up their power in the process?
against  because we’ve already seen little enough activity on the malfeasances front, so we definitely don’t need the possessed player intentionally avoiding interacting with anyone further.


03-01-2023 07:35:26 UTC

You don’t need to be currently possessed to use malfeasances, Dark Reordering excepted.

SingularByte: he/him

03-01-2023 07:49:10 UTC

No, but if a possessed wants to steal an item from someone, they literally have to give up their cat powers to do so. If they want to kidnap someone away from somewhere, they likewise give up their cat powers.

Josh: he/they

03-01-2023 09:38:45 UTC


Kevan: he/him

03-01-2023 09:49:29 UTC

against This would allow Katastrophe to easily stop being Katastrophe whenever it suited them, eg. when they wanted to make a Summoning Attempt and declare victory.

Josh: he/they

03-01-2023 10:01:11 UTC

@Kevan The Explorer would drop all their Fragments upon ceasing to be Katastrophe and would then have to spend a week picking them up again.

“Whenever Katastophe unpossesses the Explorer that is holding this Item; this item is immediately dropped as if it is not Cursed.”

Kevan: he/him

03-01-2023 10:10:27 UTC

For all I know there’s a loophole around that allows items to be picked up quickly, or kept. Beware of Nomic players making victory-adjacent amendments for no obvious or stated reason.

Perhaps I’m the only human left in this Mansion, but I’m generally finding it hard to get behind these proposals to give a single, secret opponent of mine more options.

Josh: he/they

03-01-2023 10:16:30 UTC

I mean your objections are having the passive effect of making it harder for the Katastrophe role to be passed around, which looks… opposite,

Darknight: he/him

03-01-2023 13:45:31 UTC


Trapdoorspyder: he/him

03-01-2023 14:30:37 UTC


quirck: he/him

03-01-2023 15:16:25 UTC


Janet: she/her

03-01-2023 23:30:56 UTC



04-01-2023 04:01:58 UTC


Josh: he/they

04-01-2023 10:45:32 UTC

CoV against

Darknight: he/him

04-01-2023 12:50:42 UTC