Friday, July 09, 2021

Proposal: An Escalation of Crystals

Timed out and enacted, 4-1. Josh

Adminned at 11 Jul 2021 21:55:12 UTC

If the Organ is Playing, undo the enactment of this proposal (leaving it Pending) and ignore the rest of the proposal. (In other words, this proposal can’t be enacted while the Organ is Playing, you have to wait for it to stop.)

In the rule “Power Actions”, change the text of the bullet point that contains “Distilling” to:

Distilling is a Mysterious Action with a cost of 2. The Vampire Lord carrying it out must spend Influence equal to 3 plus the number of Blood Mana Crystals they have; if they do, they gain one Blood Mana Crystal.

and move it to the second-last position on the list.

Change the text of the bullet point that contains “Shattering” to:

Shattering is a Mysterious Action, that each Vampire Lord can perform only once in the dynasty, with a cost of 0. The Vampire Lord carrying it out must spend one Blood Mana Crystal; if they do, they gain 10 Puissance (even if they are Dust, as an exception to the rule “Status”) and may choose to set their Allegiance to none.

For each Vampire Lord who had one or more Blood Mana Crystals at the time that this proposal enacted (or, if “Transylvaninflation” or “Count Von Count” enacted, the first time at which one of those proposals enacted), remove those Blood Mana Crystals, then that Vampire Lord gains 8 Influence and 1 Puissance for each Blood Mana Crystal removed (except that if this would increase the Puissance of a Vampire Lord above 13, it becomes 13 instead, or stays at its current value if already above 13).

Set the time at which Richardo most recently Entered the Crypt to the time at which this proposal was enacted.

A scaling blood mana crystal mechanic, along the same lines as Brendan’s.

The changes are that this action is no longer a daily (instead, it costs Puissance), and that people who bought blood mana crystals at the “old” rate are refunded (and then get to buy them at the new rate instead). Additionally, Shattering is made once-per-dynasty to avoid Influence to Puissance conversion loops (I doubt it makes sense to use the action any more often than that).

This also delays the next expedition 24 hours to give players who had Blood Mana Crystals time to start spending their refunded Influence. Note that they’re unlikely to have enough Puissance to spend it all at once – this may lead to a mad scramble to attack their Sepulchres, but that would have been present earlier if this rule had “been there all along”, and so it makes sense to replicate it now.

Note to admins: according to “Representations of the Gamestate”, to implement the “Set the time at which Richardo most recently Entered the Crypt” step, you need to make a note explaining the change in the edit summary of your edit to the Zahndorf Crypt wiki page (because the time of Entering the Crypt is technically tracked in the history of the wiki page it modifies).


Clucky: he/him

10-07-2021 01:35:11 UTC

Not a huge fan of delaying the crypt entrance. But I guess there isn’t really a better way to do the refunds.

Maybe let Chiika and Jumble pre-queue their actions?


10-07-2021 02:10:03 UTC

I can’t think of a sensible way to word a pre-queue option that doesn’t create a lot more problems than it solves (it would have to be very complex), especially as the pre-queueing might have to be updated in real time in response to other people. At least this approach is simple to understand.

Josh: he/they

10-07-2021 09:27:43 UTC


Kevan: City he/him

10-07-2021 10:30:14 UTC


lemon: she/her

10-07-2021 22:26:46 UTC


Clucky: he/him

10-07-2021 23:14:18 UTC

holding off my vote until Jumble and Chiiika vote as they are the ones most effected by this

Lulu: she/her

11-07-2021 00:02:51 UTC