Saturday, September 02, 2006

Proposal: A little more harmony

Timed out 8-0. —Thelonious.
(This is the first time I’ve admin’d a proposal so please feel free to check I’ve done it right.)

Adminned at 04 Sep 2006 08:40:37 UTC

If Proposal: A little harmony fails, then so does this.

Make the entire body of the rule Harmony a subrule thereof named “Style”. Then add the following as a new subrule of the rule Harmony titled “Tempo”:

Each Musician may play at a Tempo: Allegro, Moderato, or Adagio. If a change of Tempo occurs resulting in three consecutive Musicians in the GNDT playing at the same Tempo, the middle one’s Style becomes Consonant. If a change of Tempo occurs resulting in three consecutive Musicians in the GNDT playing at three different Tempos, the middle one’s Style becomes Dissonant.

A Musician whose Style is Dissonant may often change eir Tempo.

New Musicians have their Tempo set to ‘-’, although ‘-’ is not a Tempo.

Add to the GNDT a column called Tempo, with values “Allegro”, “Moderato”, “Adagio”, and “-”. Set all Musicians’ Tempo values to “-”.

I like the cellular automaton thing, and it would allow for deeper strategizing if a move had ripple effects that were harder to visualize.

Comments

Poe:

09-02-2006 08:02:07 UTC

Am I correct in understanding the rule to mean that no one who is playing in a Consonant style (or with no style) can ever change their tempo, including from the original ’ - ‘?

If every Musician somehow ended up playing in a Consonant style, would this prevent everyone from changing Tempo until a new Musician joined?

Cosmologicon:

09-02-2006 08:20:11 UTC

You understand it right, but your scenario is wrong for two reasons. First, the Musicians at the top and bottom can change eir Style at will, allowing the next players to change eir Styles, etc. Second, if No Air Guitars passes, the Conductor can remove someone’s instrument, which would allow the Musicians on either side of em to change eir Style.

Thrawn:

09-02-2006 11:15:30 UTC

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Thrawn:

09-02-2006 11:15:40 UTC

for

ChronosPhaenon:

09-02-2006 12:44:50 UTC

for

Hix:

09-02-2006 20:15:22 UTC

for

gazebo_dude:

09-03-2006 11:08:35 UTC

for

Kevan:

09-04-2006 04:29:40 UTC

for

Poe:

09-04-2006 05:41:51 UTC

imperial

Thelonious:

09-04-2006 08:27:16 UTC

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