Friday, June 02, 2023

Proposal: A Symbol Idea

enacted 8-1 by chiiika.

Adminned at 04 Jun 2023 10:31:15 UTC

In the subrule “Avatars”, replace this text:

a unique Name

with this text:

a unique Symbol Name as defined in the Symbol Names subrule

and add this paragraph to the end of that subrule:

Any Avatar which does not have valid values for its properties is not considered to be an Avatar by any dynastic rule other than this subrule. If the values of one or more properties of an Avatar are invalid, the Ascendant may set those properties with valid values.

In the rule “Levels of Reality”, add a subrule named “Symbol Names” with the following text:

A Symbol Name is a string with exactly four parts in this order, separated by a space between each part: Size, Condition, Color, and Object. When choosing a Symbol Name, one word for each of these parts must be chosen from any row of the table below to create a valid Symbol Name:

{| class="wikitable sortable"
|+Symbol Name Parts
! Size || Condition || Color || Object
| Microscopic || Spinning || White || Star
| Small || Blurry || Magenta || Figure
| Large || Reflective || Onyx || Jewel
| Gigantic || Glowing || Cyan || Tower
| Immense || Shadowy || Grey || Disc

In the subrule “Mindjacking”, replace this text:

exactly matches the name of an Avatar

with this text:

exactly matches the Symbol Name of an Avatar, disregarding upper or lower case differences

Nothing against lemon’s cypher idea, but I think it would be easier to simply restrict the possible set of names. In this world of higher levels of existence, the idea of symbols being keys to the next world seems to fit to me.


Lulu: she/her

02-06-2023 13:21:25 UTC


Benbot: he/him

02-06-2023 14:43:09 UTC

I am against this, I unidle.

Lulu: she/her

02-06-2023 15:15:04 UTC

Welcome back!  Quorum is now 7.

lemon: she/her

02-06-2023 17:14:17 UTC

i’m not sure how i feel about this; i prefer the open-endedness of the names as-is, and i think we can make them into an interesting guessing game without restricting the possibilities quite so heavily :0


02-06-2023 18:45:48 UTC

Like this one too.  for but might change my vote later if I change my mind regarding Source Code.

Chiiika: she/her

02-06-2023 18:59:44 UTC


lemon: she/her

02-06-2023 19:06:40 UTC


Kevan: he/him

02-06-2023 19:22:03 UTC

imperial Will defer to the Ascendant’s preferred aesthetics.

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

02-06-2023 21:25:56 UTC



03-06-2023 00:26:20 UTC

Strong imperial

Raven1207: he/they

03-06-2023 03:00:00 UTC


Josh: Bookie he/they

03-06-2023 08:59:53 UTC

My natural vote on this would be imperial but given the imperial s already in the field I’ll come off the fence to for

Chiiika: she/her

04-06-2023 07:45:14 UTC


Chiiika: she/her

04-06-2023 07:45:37 UTC

ignore ^ greenticked above