Monday, May 18, 2020

Proposal: Act II: Bruté

Reached quorum 8 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 19 May 2020 12:12:34 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Acts”:-

The story of the town takes place through several Acts, the number of the current Act being tracked in the next sentence. The current Act is Act 1.

If they have not done so in the past four days, and if they have no outstanding dynastic “should” actions to perform, and they have not performed any such “should” actions in the past 24 hours, the Past Memory may increase the Act number by one, and post a blog entry announcing that this has happened.

If an action is defined as happening “once per Act”, each Amnesiac able to perform it may take that action only once during each Act.

Replace “As a weekly action” with “Once per Act”, throughout the dynastic ruleset.

Looks like some timing problems are emerging in having a lot of “as a weekly action, do X; the Emperor then responds at leisure”: as with any weekly actions there’s a big incentive to relax and perform them all towards the end of the week when more information is available, but doing so can push all the Emperor’s reactions into Monday, at which point they’re happening (for Reputation and Reminiscence) in the wrong week.

It might help to replace “calendar weeks” with “periods which end when the Emperor has no more responses to make” - with an extra 24 hour window to allow responses to information gleaned.


Kevan: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 09:45:32 UTC

May even be worth considering this as a core replacement for weekly actions, in some form, given how often players forget and novices don’t realise that weekly actions mean (with an average dynasty length of one month) “maybe three times per dynasty”. Midnight Sunday is in many ways the worst possible deadline for a set of actions.

Darknight: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 10:08:00 UTC


Josh: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 10:24:32 UTC


Tantusar: HE/THEY

05-18-2020 10:57:19 UTC


Also, take a Solid Pun Award.

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 11:25:32 UTC

Ah, not my pun, it’s an old Police Squad joke.

derrick: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 13:22:22 UTC


I approve of this.

Kevan: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 14:24:41 UTC

Ah, I forgot about “after Resolving all Accusations sent in the prior week but before Resolving any Accusations sent in the current week” until I saw the Story Post just now. And the thing about Cards using historical “beginning of week” gamestate. But plenty of time to patch that.


05-18-2020 14:44:36 UTC

for  I’m not sure if my tardiness in resolving some of the actions sent to me has resulted in an awkward gamestate, but I sure hope it hasn’t. That does bring up the question, though: if a weekly action requires resolution from the Emperor, and the Emperor fails to resolve said action until the beginning of the following week, does it count as having happened the week the action commenced, or the week it was resolved?

Clucky: HE/HIM

05-18-2020 17:34:05 UTC



05-18-2020 18:33:03 UTC