Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Proposal: Auxiliary Power

Timed out 5 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan. Replacement of “If every Floor in this Zone is Shorted Out…” doesn’t happen as this text is not present in the current ruleset.

Adminned at 14 Oct 2021 19:17:11 UTC

If the Proposal Amid the Breakers was not enacted, randomly select 2 players, give them each a flashlight, Advance Time, and ignore the rest of this proposal.

Add the following to the rule Electrical:

Due to the recent catastrophe, Earthlink Tower is running on power from auxiliary generators. No more than 20 floors may be Powered at any time. If at any time a citizen causes more than 20 floors to be Powered, they must randomly select enough Powered floors to become Unpowered until only 15 floors remain Powered.

A Citizen who is on an Unpowered floor and has a flashlight may roll a DICE6 to look for the circuit breaker.
- If the result is even, they find and reset the breaker for that floor, making the floor Powered.
- If the result is 1, their flashlight runs out of batteries and is removed from their inventory.

Add the following to the rule Breaker Access:

If a proposal made by a Citizen in this Zone would modify the powered/unpowered status of a floor and would not make any other changes to the ruleset or gamestate, that proposal is automatically popular, unless any of the following are true:
- A citizen occupying this zone has a valid vote of AGAINST on the proposal
- A Citizen occupying any of the floors which would become unpowered upon the proposal’s enactment has a valid vote of AGAINST on the proposal

Replace the Zone Rule of Breaker Access with the following:

Switch Control: Any citizen occupying this zone may Veto a Proposal which would modify the powered/unpowered status of a floor. This does not apply to Proposals which would cause such changes only by virtue of containing the phrase “Advance Time.”

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

If at any point all of the floors in this Zone become unpowered, the Earthlink is becomes Unstable until measures are taken to stabilize it. If every floor in this Zone is Powered, the Earthlink is Stable and cannot be made Unstable.

Set each floor in the Earthlink zone to be Powered.

Note that this will advance time even if Amid the Breakers did pass


Kevan: he/him

12-10-2021 18:02:08 UTC

Given the complexity that it introduces, I think making the Earthlink Unstable is probably better left as something that has to be done deliberately by a player, rather than something that could happen very easily and unintentionally when the Zones move.

Zack: he/him

12-10-2021 18:17:40 UTC

Personally I think it’s more thematically appropriate (and fun) for the Earthlink to be unpredictable. I mean, the word “unstable” doesn’t usually apply to things that carefully and deliberately controlled.

Kevan: he/him

12-10-2021 18:28:06 UTC

But the Earthlink is Stable right now. It only becomes Unstable when someone climbs up there and hits it with a toolbox.

Zack: he/him

12-10-2021 19:12:47 UTC

@Kevan#5798 I made it so all of the floors need to be unpowered, not just half, and it can still be made stable by jerry rigging. What do you think?

Zack: he/him

12-10-2021 19:17:03 UTC

Raised the powered floor cap from 15 to zero as well. FYI I’m going into an exam at 20:00 so I won’t be able available after then.


13-10-2021 00:52:54 UTC

So, the enacting admin triggers the over 20 clause, and has to randomly select 72-15 floors to make unpowered?


13-10-2021 00:57:03 UTC

It’s actually unclear to me whether the floors were powered previous to the action of making them powered. I suspect the past state would be an orphan variable, making it impossible to take action based on whether it was previously powered. Hence, all floors remain powered at the end of this proposal?


13-10-2021 00:59:30 UTC

Oh, I missed the reference to Amid the Breakers. Don’t mind me.

Zack: he/him

13-10-2021 04:17:52 UTC

Just realized I missed changing one of the 15s to a 20 but it doesn’t change all that much and I can patch it in my next proposal (or someone else can).

Kevan: he/him

13-10-2021 08:22:20 UTC



13-10-2021 18:14:38 UTC

for The engineers and safety crew made very sure that if all power went out in the room/building for any reason, the wormhole WOULD be guaranteed to open. ;)

Brendan: he/him

13-10-2021 19:20:55 UTC

against  As this broadly appears designed to weaken those of us camping on the roof.


13-10-2021 19:53:51 UTC


Raven1207: he/him

14-10-2021 00:14:04 UTC


Josh: he/they

14-10-2021 16:13:29 UTC