Monday, September 14, 2020

Proposal: Bird’s Eye View

Times out 4-0 with 2 unresolved DEFs. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 16 Sep 2020 13:24:15 UTC

Replace the “* Carry out all Mandatory Actions in the order of their choosing” bullet point with:

* Carry out all of these actions, in any order:-
** Roll: Select one of their Terrain Dice and randomly select one of its effects, then apply that effect
** Flood: If it is Round 8, set the values of all tracked gamestate information for all Islands to their new-player default values, then remove this bullet point from the ruleset.

If “The Circle of Liiife” passed, also add to that indented list:-

** Nourish Life: Increasing their Life by an amount equal to their Foliage score.

Replace the “Selectively carry out some, all or none of the Optional Actions” bullet point with:-

* Selectively carry out some, all or none of these actions, in any order:-
** Pressurise: Increment their Pressure by 1.
** Vent: Set their Pressure to 0.
** Deposit: If in a Receding Sea, increase their Level by 1 (adjusting their Land value accordingly).

Repeal “The Second Age”. Remove from the dynastic ruleset every paragraph which contains the word “Mandatory” or “Optional”.

Making it clearer what the game is, by putting all the actions into one place and giving them names (and splitting the Pressure action into two, to make it easier to name).


derrick: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 13:19:10 UTC



09-14-2020 15:27:02 UTC

I’m not sure. Won’t this get very ungainly if we end up with too many actions, particularly optional ones?

Kevan: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 15:40:59 UTC

No moreso than having those same actions scattered throughout the rules, I think. The main reason for proposing this was to remove the requirement for players to search through the ruleset for the string “mandatory” and then the string “optional”, to see what their options are, each turn.

Brendan: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 15:51:24 UTC


Vovix: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 16:37:12 UTC

I think it’s a lot less ungainly to have one long list to reference than having things scattered.  for

Clucky: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 17:38:48 UTC

I kinda like the idea of the second age. Obviously we need something to make the current stuff matter, but the idea of most stuff resetting is interesting I’d personally rather not get rid of it while simply cleaning up some other stuff


Clucky: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 17:47:25 UTC

also if circle of life passes, this will create a problem where Life isn’t defined due to the Life rule being delayed, but people have to increase their Life score. Not sure what happens there

Kevan: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 18:14:23 UTC

The Second Age is becoming the “Flood” action, here.

And hmm, that was carelessly written on my part. I’m not sure how that shakes out: if a rule says “Clucky must increase their Life by 1” and there is no such stat, is that a nothing-happens null operation, or an impossible request?

Brendan: HE/HIM

09-14-2020 18:30:22 UTC

Sounds like a CfJ!


09-15-2020 18:49:21 UTC