Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Proposal: Batteries

Timed Out. Fails 5-7—Clucky

Adminned at 13 Aug 2021 00:37:11 UTC

In the rule titled Energy Cycles, replace

For every Worker, if their Energy is less than 2, set it to 2.

with

For every Worker, increase their Energy by 2.

Energy started out as a way to represent a “roll N dice per turn” mechanic, but has since become just another resource, and not even the primary source of Boxes with all the other box-producing machines, so I don’t think it makes sense for this one resource to be ephemeral.

Comments

Clucky: he/him

10-08-2021 22:48:47 UTC

I think some cap is probably a good call, to prevent someone from just firing off a ton of moves at once, but might not need to limit it to 2 maybe something like 5?

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

10-08-2021 23:36:21 UTC

Yeah, I like what Clucky said. I’d say 5 or 6 is a good call.

Vovix: he/him

11-08-2021 00:51:12 UTC

Makes sense, although, there’s nothing really stopping someone from firing off a bunch of Cog or Box-based moves, either. I think actions are already mostly constrained by the fact that each Machine can only run once. No matter how much Energy you stockpile, at most you can run 6 Spins/Presses, and then have nothing to use the boxes for anyway.

Lulu: she/her

11-08-2021 03:14:54 UTC

for

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

11-08-2021 03:23:29 UTC

for

Madrid:

11-08-2021 06:47:52 UTC

for

Josh: he/they

11-08-2021 07:33:23 UTC

imperial

Kevan: City he/him

11-08-2021 07:36:01 UTC

against I can appreciate that the three Greenhouse players here can’t do much with Energy and would prefer to be able to stockpile some for later, but the existing cap of 2 seems fine to me.

Kevan: City he/him

11-08-2021 09:51:36 UTC

To underline that, after Cuddlebeam was critical of Josh affecting the status quo by proposing to cap Things in a later proposal: the first moves of the dynasty were people choosing which way to jump on “build Machines to exploit the transient 2 Energy flow” or “ignore the transient Energy flow and grow Sugar”.

This proposal is saying that the Energy should actually no longer be transient after all, and instead stockpileable - an advantage to Sugarcube players (who are currently missing out on the Energy gain and might find a use for it later), and little or no advantage to Energy players (who have prepped their machinery to use the Energy as it comes).

Josh: he/they

11-08-2021 10:37:27 UTC

I guess cov against per Kevan, if we’re doing sugar vs non sugar

ais523:

11-08-2021 12:36:09 UTC

against per Kevan

Raven1207: he/they

11-08-2021 13:28:29 UTC

for

Janet: she/her

11-08-2021 15:24:30 UTC

against

Clucky: he/him

11-08-2021 18:55:32 UTC

I’d be for this if it was still capped as a way for players who miss a round to catch up, but in its current form

against

Raven1207: he/they

12-08-2021 01:52:48 UTC

against

Raven1207: he/they

12-08-2021 01:53:10 UTC

Actually cov

imperial

lemon: she/her

12-08-2021 07:20:16 UTC

against

Bucky:

12-08-2021 22:06:23 UTC

against I unidled, causing Quorum to become 8.