Thursday, June 10, 2021

Proposal: Affording to Explore

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 12 Jun 2021 07:58:29 UTC

In the rule “Richardo’s Journey”, add the following two bullet points to the bulleted list, with the first point added to the start of the list, and the second point added to the end:

  • Each Vampire Lord with less than 8 Puissance gains 1 Puissance.
  • Make a Story Post explaining which rooms Richardo entered during this Atomic Action, and what effects were applied as a consequence.

We need incentives to actually do something in terms of dynastic actions, or else “hang onto your Puissance, and wait and see what happens” will be the optimal strategy.

Adding a low level of Puissance regeneration (that only affects people who are actually spending it) will make it safer for people to experiment and do things, without risking being locked out from the game when more important uses for a currently rare resource get added later. Trying to add this via dynastic mechanics would mean that one player would have to take a huge hit in order to make the dynasty more fun for everyone else, so it makes more sense to add it by proposal.

While we’re here, let’s ensure that the main activity of the dynasty (Entering the Crypt) actually has visible effects, otherwise it’ll be hard to track what’s going on, and people may think that the dynasty’s inactive due to lack of action on the blog.

Comments

Phil:

10-06-2021 22:05:05 UTC

I really wish the resource increase happened at the start of the Journey instead of the end, we already have one mechanic that increases resources during the journey and while this rewards strategic spending it has a level of randomness which unsettles me.

ais523:

10-06-2021 22:07:34 UTC

OK. I’ve reduced the randomness (at the cost of removing the incentive to go significantly below 8).

Josh: RICHARDO VON NESTOR HE/HIM

10-06-2021 22:34:13 UTC

You need to align this with the effects of Cessna 150, which already adds an announcement post step.

ais523:

10-06-2021 23:52:36 UTC

Too late to edit, by the look of things. I guess you should veto this one if Cessna 150 passes.

Kevan: HE/HIM

11-06-2021 08:56:56 UTC

imperial

Jason: HE/HIM

11-06-2021 15:21:55 UTC

imperial

Brendan: HE/HIM

11-06-2021 15:25:51 UTC

imperial

Darknight: HE/HIM

11-06-2021 19:45:43 UTC

imperial

Josh: RICHARDO VON NESTOR HE/HIM

11-06-2021 20:16:30 UTC

against

ais523:

11-06-2021 20:50:53 UTC

against s/k, given that this now doesn’t work given prior proposals.