Friday, December 15, 2023

Proposal: A Touch of the Plague


Adminned at 18 Dec 2023 01:23:01 UTC

In the subrule “Health of the King”, replace the entire text in the subrule with the following:

There is a publicly-tracked number named Death Rattle that defaults to 0.

If it is on or after December 21 2023 00:00 UTC, as a Daily Action, an Heir may perform the Death’s Door action, which is an atomic action with the following steps:
* Roll DICE5 and add the result to Death Rattle.
* If Death Rattle is at least 15, the Old King is no longer Ill and becomes Perished.

Remove the orphaned variables Old King’s Health and Old King’s Stress from gamestate tracking.

In the rule “Royal Obligations”, remove the text “Perform the Check Health action”.

This makes it fairly likely that the dynasty will end sometime between Dec 21st and 23rd, but no one knows exactly when it will happen due to the dice roll, so while there’s a slight timezone bias, it’s not guaranteed, and no one Heir can end the dynasty too soon on their own unless they get very lucky three days in a row. There’s a few possible ways this could go:

* If every Heir performs their rolls (at least by the current count), the dynasty is guaranteed to end by Dec 23rd.
* If nobody performs the roll at all, the dynasty will continue on, as a sign that nobody wants it to end just yet.
* If there’s two or three Heirs actively jockeying for the victory and want the dynasty to end soon, it’s up to luck and maybe convincing another Heir to make their daily roll. It would take 3 Heirs collaborating at the same time and all three to be very lucky to suddenly end the dynasty on the first day of rolls.


Clucky: he/him

16-12-2023 00:49:39 UTC

This would give two people working together a 60% chance of being able to end the dynasty. If they get a friend to undile, that jumps up to like 95%. Feels a bit extreme, especially with the time chosen being unfavorable to Kevan or other brits.

JonathanDark: he/him

16-12-2023 02:11:10 UTC

Ok, I adjusted the starting date and threshold so that now it would take 3 players collaborating and getting extremely lucky to end the dynasty right off the bat.

Clucky: he/him

16-12-2023 08:26:40 UTC

against still don’t really like it. in hindsight feels a bit rushed. Would mean players might only get two (or one, if they’ve already done them) sets of court actions in


17-12-2023 17:10:45 UTC

against per Clucky and I also liked the idea of Old King’s health

Kevan: he/him

17-12-2023 17:25:13 UTC


JonathanDark: he/him

17-12-2023 18:05:56 UTC

against withdrawn