Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Proposal: Big Dumb Object

Self-killed. Josh

Adminned at 20 May 2011 07:40:38 UTC

Add a subrule to “Farmland”, with text as follows:

Each Plot has exactly three Rocks on it.  If any given Plot fails to have exactly three Rocks on it for a 48-consecutive-hour period then any Farmer may place Rocks on that Plot until the requirement in the first sentence of this subrule is satisfied. A Rock may be represented as an upper-case “R”. A Rock occupes an entire Square, and nothing else can occupy or pass through a Square containing a Rock.

Comments

Klisz:

05-18-2011 18:13:46 UTC

against I don’t really see the point.

ais523:

05-18-2011 18:14:46 UTC

against What if every square is already occupied? Or can you destroy existing things on squares to place rocks there?

Also, this rule contradicts itself, in that it states that something (having three rocks) is true, and then implies that it can be false for an extended period of time. This also leads to utter bizarreness if a plot somehow ends up with four or more rocks. You should probably just change it to something like this:

Squares may contain Rocks. A Square containing a Rock cannot contain anything else, nor can anything else occupy or pass through that Square. If any Plot has not contained at least three Rocks at any time within the previous 48 hours, then any Farmer may place Rocks on it, destroying anything else on the squares they are placed on in the process, until it contains three Rocks.

It also needs some method for initialization, so that there isn’t a free-for-all 48 hours after the proposal passes. (Most plausibly, just let Farmers place Rocks on their own Plots even without the 48-hour deadline.)

Bucky:

05-18-2011 18:20:28 UTC

against .  The method for ‘fixing’ having 4+ rocks is to place more.

SingularByte:

05-18-2011 18:24:22 UTC

against

Yoda:

05-18-2011 18:26:17 UTC

against

Florw:

05-18-2011 18:26:28 UTC

against

Josh:

05-18-2011 18:42:03 UTC

against

spikebrennan:

05-18-2011 19:01:14 UTC

against
S/K because this sucks for the foregoing reasons

Keba:

05-18-2011 20:22:56 UTC

against

Another point: Any farmer may put Rocks to every Plot? Don‘t like that.

Ely:

05-18-2011 21:49:40 UTC

against This rocks.
(Yes I know it’s selfkilled)
I’d vote yes if fixed and with only 2 rocks.

Oze:

05-19-2011 21:23:27 UTC

against

Josh:

05-20-2011 08:03:44 UTC

against

Ely:

05-20-2011 08:50:57 UTC

Note that this is Self killed.