Sunday, July 04, 2021

Proposal: Be Very Afraid

Enacted popular, 9-0. Josh

Adminned at 06 Jul 2021 09:03:26 UTC

To the list of Threats, add:-

* This room is Daunting. (+5)

In “Richardo’s Journey”, replace “When randomly selecting a room for this step, Richardo may only select the Room which was his immediate previous location if it is the only option in the set of rooms he is randomly choosing from.” with:-

When randomly selecting a room for this step, Richardo may only select a Room which is Daunting and/or was his immediate previous location if it is the only option in the set of rooms he is randomly choosing from.

And before “He retreats; reset all of his gamestate variables to null values.”, add two bullets at the same level as it:-

* Remove the “This room is Daunting.” Feature from all rooms that Richardo entered during this Enter the Crypt action
* If Richardo’s current room contains a Threat or Denizen, add the “This room is Daunting.” Threat to it.

A belated reboot of Josh’s Decisions, Decisions: when Richardo fails in an exploration while facing a threat, he vows to avoid that room in future, unless he has no choice. (And if he passes through it on a later run and survives, he stops being scared of it.)

Comments

Josh: he/they

04-07-2021 10:44:15 UTC

I like this.

Why is Daunting priced at +5? If a VL elects to place it in a new room then it only lasts one run, so for that it would feel overpriced; I assume it’s to deter casual use of it in temporary ways?

Kevan: City he/him

04-07-2021 10:54:27 UTC

No, it lasts until Richardo somehow ends up there. Which may be a bit underpriced, but does depend on what adjacent rooms exist (or are created in response).

Josh: he/they

04-07-2021 10:58:14 UTC

Quite right.

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lemon: she/her

04-07-2021 12:05:28 UTC

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ais523:

04-07-2021 13:16:57 UTC

against I like the idea behind this, but there’s a gamebreaking bug: if the only two options for a move are the previous location and a Daunting room, the entire atomic action fails because there are no legally selectable options (neither is the “only option”, so neither is legal).

Kevan: City he/him

04-07-2021 13:21:14 UTC

Good catch. I don’t think it kills the whole action, though, as “If a specific step of Entering the Crypt is impossible to perform, Richardo may skip it”.

Josh: he/they

04-07-2021 13:36:49 UTC

Yeah, it needs fixing for sure but doesn’t break the game, just prematurely ends Richardo’s run.

Brendan: he/him

04-07-2021 15:10:19 UTC

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Janet: she/her

04-07-2021 15:17:07 UTC

imperial

ais523:

04-07-2021 16:20:46 UTC

In that case for

Raven1207: he/they

04-07-2021 19:15:03 UTC

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Clucky: he/him

05-07-2021 01:40:25 UTC

I do think this makes it too easy to end runs but I guess we can patch and fix?  for

Lulu: she/her

05-07-2021 12:51:07 UTC

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