Monday, January 10, 2011

Proposal: Ant Colony Optimization

Passes 11-0—Clucky

Adminned at 11 Jan 2011 10:20:30 UTC

Add a new rule, “Trails”:

The [[Trails]] wiki page contains the trails the ant colony has found that lead to useful resources. Each trail entry must detail a Name, Type, Size and a Distance from the colony. When a Trail’s Size is reduced to 0, remove its entry from the page.

As a weekly action, an Ant who is Above Ground and who has at least 1 Food may search the surroundings by rolling DICEX, where X is 5 plus the amount of existing Trails. If the result is 3 or less, they succeed, and may create a new Trail. If the result is 4 or 5, they get lost and lose 1 Food. If the result is greater than 5, they find a resource that has already been discovered, and nothing happens.

To create a Trail, roll DICE6. On a 1, 2 or 3, the type of the new Trail is Plant. On a 4 or 5, the type is Filling. On a 6, the type is Tasty. Then, roll DICE6 to determine the Size and DICEB to determine the Distance, where B is 2 plus the amount of other Trails of the same Type. Finally, choose a Name for the new Trail and list it on the Trails page.

Change the last paragraph of “Carrying” to read as follows:

As a daily action, an Ant who is above ground may Follow a Trail by spending food equal to that Trail’s Distance. An Ant who Follows a Plant trail may reduce its Size by one to start carrying a Leaf or a Twig. An Ant who Follows a Filling Trail may reduce its Size by one to start carrying a Crumb. An Ant who Follows a Tasty Trail may reduce its Size by 1 to start carrying Sugar, and/or reduce its Size by 1 to increase their Food to 5.

Create a ‘Trails’ wiki page if it doesn’t exist, then blank it. Set each Ant’s Food (except for the Queen) to 4 and blank all ‘Carrying’ statistics.


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