Monday, October 11, 2021

Proposal: Amid the Breakers

Reached quorum 8 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Oct 2021 08:15:41 UTC

Replace the second, third and fourth paragraphs of “Electrical” with:-

Each Floor is either Powered or Unpowered; this is publicly tracked, and defaults to Unpowered.

When a Floor is Shorted Out, that Floor becomes Unpowered, each Citizen on that Floor is Harmed and all Copbot Swarms on that Floor are removed from the game.

Make each Floor which had a Breaker under the previous version of this rule Powered.

In “The Clock”, replace “Dark” with “Unpowered”.

In “The Clock”, replace the “Randomly select a Current and set its Breaker to a randomly selected floor.” bullet point with:-

* If there are 12 or more Powered Floors, randomly select one of them and make it Unpowered.
* Randomly select a Floor: if it is already Powered, it is Shorted Out; otherwise it becomes Powered.

In “Breaker Access”, replace “would modify the status of any Currents and/or their Breakers” with “would modify the Powered/Unpowered status of any Floors”.

In “Earthlink”, remove “If every Floor in this Zone is Shorted Out, the Earthlink is always Unstable and cannot be made Stable.” and replace “If every Floor in this Zone is a different Current’s Breaker” with “If every Floor in this Zone is Powered”.

Simplifying Breakers into a more obvious Powered/Unpowered status, and allowing them to be tracked in the Tower grid (which would make life easier when Advancing Time and seeing whose Cache searches are affected).

This is losing the “always Unstable” Earthlink clause in the process, as it doesn’t work under this wording. But I think it’s impossible under the current ruleset anyway - “every Floor in this Zone is Shorted Out” can only happen if Breakers change to become doubled up on all of the Earthlink’s floors at the exact same time, which can’t happen yet.


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