Saturday, February 12, 2022

Proposal: Attracting Honies Like A Magnet

Withdrawn. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 14 Feb 2022 21:39:46 UTC

Add the following to the dynastic ruleset as a new dynastic rule, called Making Moves:

As a daily action, a Player may Make a Move by adding their Symbol to an empty Cell in the Grid.

If, immediately after a Player has Made a Move, the Grid has an entire row or column in which every Cell is filled with a Symbol, and all of those Symbols has at least one Quality in common, then that Player must Reset the Grid.

Add the following as a subrule to the rule Symbology, called Classification:

Each Symbol has the following Qualities, defined by its location on the table set out at the page [[WGL4]]: a Row, a Column and a Block.

Add the following to the end of the rule The Grid:

If ever the Grid is in such a position that no Player may legally make a play then any Player may Reset the Grid. Resetting the Grid entails removing any contents in all of its Cells, resetting the Grid Size to 3, and redrawing the Grid to match the new Grid Size.

Setting up the shell of a positional combo style game, like old BlogNomic dynasties where we cast spells with runes but boringer because so many of us are old now.


Lulu: she/her

12-02-2022 22:13:29 UTC

last clause seems like a potential nightmare to check

Josh: he/they

12-02-2022 22:27:34 UTC

Not as things stand; it’s just “if it’s full”. Might get more complicated later.

Lulu: she/her

13-02-2022 03:09:56 UTC

against not a huge fan of arbitrary classification [also you forgot diagonals :mad:]

Lulu: she/her

13-02-2022 03:10:09 UTC


Lulu: she/her

13-02-2022 03:10:36 UTC

ExpressionEngine let me have my emoticons in peace

Josh: he/they

13-02-2022 07:48:32 UTC

Diagonals is a fair point, that’ll need to be added in.

Thunder: he/him

13-02-2022 19:25:46 UTC

for The diagonal issue doesn’t seem to be a big issue right now, especially if the Grid becomes larger. Qualities sound like a really useful way to expand on symbols.

Brendan: he/him

13-02-2022 21:48:57 UTC

for I’m only forty

Josh: he/they

13-02-2022 22:57:09 UTC

Is No Diggedy a dated refer… oh my god No Diggedy is a dated reference, oh god

Josh: he/they

13-02-2022 22:57:34 UTC

*diggity fml

Darknight: he/him

14-02-2022 04:16:08 UTC


Clucky: he/him

14-02-2022 04:30:15 UTC

don’t really like how this disadvantages players who have already picked their symbols. But I guess it just means we should allow rules for symbol changing.


Clucky: he/him

14-02-2022 04:32:45 UTC

actually gonna have to against as this suffers from the Ο/О/O problem. Each of those has a different quality, and its hard to tell which symbol is which. Which means evaluating something like “all of those Symbols has at least one Quality in common” is gonna be a total pain.


14-02-2022 05:56:25 UTC

against Seems weirdly complex to have to cross-check every pair of symbols for their row/column/block on the WGL4 table. I like the combos thing in the later proposal, so I guess I’ll propose a simplification at some point, if this all passes.

Josh: he/they

14-02-2022 13:07:49 UTC

@Ty At the moment it’s only 4-3, so if you like the general idea it may be worth passing and fixing rather than facing the prospect of having to rebuild from scratch later.

wdtefv: hu/hum

14-02-2022 15:02:01 UTC


Clucky: he/him

14-02-2022 17:47:24 UTC

for Josh raises a good point. Plus this puts more pressure on getting my fix for it passed =D

Zack: he/him

14-02-2022 19:45:27 UTC


Zack: he/him

14-02-2022 20:02:26 UTC

against Actually I don’t really like the qualities thing, it’s very arbitrary and since you can’t change your symbol it’s not clear how much this will postively/negatively impact certain people.

Clucky: he/him

14-02-2022 20:40:51 UTC

@Zack later proposals already provide mechanics for letting you change your symbol, and we can introduce other such mechanics later too.

Josh: he/they

14-02-2022 21:02:46 UTC

I think that this has become incompatible with the current rules, following the enactment of Proposal: Back to Basics, so regretfully feel like it’s only responsible to withdraw it; let’s see where Zack’s approach goes for now against