Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Proposal: All England was divided into 39 parts…

Passed, 11-1. Josh

Adminned at 11 Mar 2010 23:33:58 UTC

Create a new Dynastic rule, “You can run, but you can’t hide”:

Each Commoner is located in a County (tracked in the GNDT, and defaulting to Dorset), an entry from the list below, which also lists the Counties which neighbour which other Counties:

Bedfordshire: Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire
Berkshire: Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire
Buckinghamshire: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire
Cambridgeshire: Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk
Cheshire: Derbyshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire
Cornwall: Devon
Cumberland: County Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland
Derbyshire: Cheshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Yorkshire
Devon: Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset
Dorset: Devon, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire
County Durham: Cumberland, Northumberland, Yorkshire
Essex: Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Suffolk
Gloucestershire: Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire
Hampshire: Berkshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire
Herefordshire: Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Worcestershire
Hertfordshire: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Middlesex
Huntingdonshire: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire
Kent: Essex, Surrey, Sussex
Lancashire: Cheshire, Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire
Leicestershire: Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Warwickshire
Lincolnshire: Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Yorkshire
Middlesex: Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey
Norfolk: Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk
Northamptonshire: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Warwickshire
Northumberland: Cumberland, County Durham
Nottinghamshire: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire
Oxfordshire: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire
Rutland: Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire
Shropshire: Cheshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Somerset: Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire
Staffordshire: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
Suffolk: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk
Surrey: Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Sussex
Sussex: Hampshire, Kent, Surrey
Warwickshire: Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire
Westmorland: Cumberland, Lancashire, Yorkshire
Wiltshire: Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset
Worcestershire: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire
Yorkshire: Cheshire, Derbyshire, County Durham, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Westmorland

In subrule 2.2.8 “Wings” replace

This Part has no intrinsic effect.


As a weekly action, a Commoner with this Part attached to their Workshop can change the County they are located in to any neighbouring County.

In subrule 2.2.11 “Mobile Telescopic Legs” replace

This Part has no intrinsic effect.


No more than twice in any week, a Commoner with this Part attached to their Workshop can change the County they are located in to any neighbouring County.

Create a new subrule “Flanged Wheels” to rule 2.2 “Inventions” with the following text:

Cost: 10 Iron, 10 Wood, 3 Cogs               Power Requirement: 1
A Commoner with this Part attached to their Workshop can spend 30 Coal to change the County they are located in to any neighbouring County, unless the old or new County is Northumberland.

If you’re getting bored Scavenging here in Dorset, why not annoy some of the other local Lords instead? Admittedly, there’s not much of a reason to move at the moment, but I’m likely to propose one soon if nobody else does first (and maybe even then; but please try to propose interesting ideas to do with location). As for why you can’t move into Scotland, I’m trying to recreate Hadrian’s Wall using liquid fire, and I’d rather you didn’t interfere with that. (And have you seen the state of the train tracks in Northumberland? Really!) The list of counties is, incidentally, taken from Wikipedia’s list of historic counties of England.


Josh: HE/HIM

03-10-2010 20:43:56 UTC



03-10-2010 21:49:37 UTC

for Later I’ll propose Scotland and Wales. Possibly even Ireland, as I believe in 1910 it was still part of the UK.


03-10-2010 21:58:17 UTC


This post’s title reminds me of “Gallia Est Omnis Divisa in Partes Tres (All Gaul Is Divided into Three Parts)” (English translation by googling the sentence, I have enough problems with translating Latin to German…) Did you want to refer to the Caesar biography?

Kevan: HE/HIM

03-10-2010 22:31:55 UTC



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03-11-2010 02:43:58 UTC

imperial Telescopic legs have already been described as very slow, so it does not fit thematically to have them faster than wings.

Also can we put the huge list on the wiki rather than in the rules? Have to leave that to a later prop.


03-11-2010 09:49:15 UTC

@tecslicer: The rules are on the wiki. I don’t see why it makes a difference to have them on one page rather than another, and it simplifies the whole “if this page has changed, revert” / “nobody can change this page except as allowed by the rules”, etc., thing.


03-11-2010 09:50:26 UTC

@Keba: Yes, it’s a reference to that, although not a particularly good one.

@tecslicer: Wings move faster, but they’re not exactly reliable; you have to stop after a relatively short distance. The telescopic legs move more slowly, but they can keep trudging along all week. If you really need to go fast, you have to take the railway.


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Darknight: HE/HIM

03-12-2010 03:14:53 UTC