Saturday, March 21, 2020

Proposal: Bankruptcy

Timed out, 4-1 against. Josh

Adminned at 23 Mar 2020 10:19:41 UTC

Change the first two paragraphs of “Excess Spending” to:

If a Nobleman spends to excess then they can expect some consequences.

A Nobleman who has a Debt higher than the Spending Limit of 100 may not post a Declaration of Victory. If they do then Louis XIV may mark it as failed at any time.

Add as a final paragraph of “Excess Spending”:

A Noblemen may declare Bankruptcy: they lower their Prestige to 1 (if above it), move all the Items from their Estate to the list of Inspirations for their current Location, and in return their Debt is reduced to one half of the Spending Limit. (They should notify Louis XIV when they do so.)

The Crown shall be gracious to those confined in debtors prison.



03-21-2020 11:36:41 UTC

This is an explicit abstention from voting, although I will say that I think the number of 100 Debt might be on the low side, and I do worry that this will encourage a lot of tied bids of 99 Debt.


03-21-2020 17:13:58 UTC

Ok, but then you have nothing to spend on other items?

Oh, right, nobody gets tied items. Ah, but then power comes into it, which gets interesting, again!

This is about attaching a string to the kite, to make it fly. It’s necessary. And the length of that string can be adjusted, just propose a new number!

Darknight: HE/HIM

03-21-2020 18:44:19 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

03-21-2020 19:14:42 UTC

against This makes the consequences of excess spending too predictable: it’s more interesting if players are never entirely sure whether they’ve crossed the line.

Brendan: HE/HIM

03-22-2020 14:56:21 UTC



03-23-2020 10:19:12 UTC

I agree with Kevan.  against