Thursday, December 12, 2019

Proposal: Blegnemic

Timed out / quorumed 4 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 15 Dec 2019 13:31:22 UTC

Create a new rule called “Blegnemic”:

Blegnemic is a popular game among Persons, said to make you a better person, objectively cooler, and overall more attractive.

The Blegnemic Ruleset is an entity with:
- A Dynesty value, publicly tracked on the E-page.
- A Cenven value, publicly tracked on the E-page.
- A Peeling value, privately tracked by the Bookman. The total amount of public increases or decreases to the Peeling value is publicly tracked on the E-page.
- A Scem value, privately tracked by the Bookman. The total amount of public increases or decreases to the Scem value is publicly tracked on the E-page.

Each Person has a Beg Plen value, which is either the string “none”, “Peeling” or “Scem”, defaulting to “none”, and is privately tracked by the Bookman.
Each Person has a Theng Factor, defaulting to 0.

A Person can perform the following Nemictivities by paying 1 Stamina:
- Segn Ep: Upon performing this action, you gain the Factor “Blegnemic Pleyer” for a value of 1. Without this Factor, you cannot perform other Nemictivities.
- Prepese: Add 1 to the Dynesty value. Add any amount to the Cenven, Peeling and/or Scem value of Blegnemic, as long as all of those values are positive integers and add up to a maximum of 10. Adding to the Scem and/or Peeling value in this way is not public and is made by privately informing the Bookman of the value.
- Cell of Jedgement: Lower Scem or Peel by 10.
- Grend: Gain 1 Theng.
- Beg Pley: Set your Beg Plen to a valid value of your choice by privately informing the Bookman of your choice.

When the Dynesty value is 20 or higher, no Person can perform Nemictivities, and the Bookman should in a timely fashion Pess Jedgement which is the following Atomic Action:
- If the highest among Cenven, Peeling and Scem is Scem, then choose the Person who added the most Scem to Blegnemic among those whose Beg Plen is Scem. That Person becomes the Blegnemic Winner and then skip all of the remaining steps.
- If the highest among Cenven, Peeling and Scem is Peeling, then randomly choose a Person with a Beg Pley value of Peeling. If any exist, that Person becomes the Blegnemic Winner and then skip all of the remaining steps.
- The Person with the most Thengs becomes the Blegnemic Winner.

The Blegnemic Winner is tracked on the E-page. Not being the Blegnemic Winner is tracked by its absence.

I’ve always wanted a Nomic expansion for the Sims.

Comments

card:

12-12-2019 19:14:20 UTC

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TyGuy6:

12-12-2019 19:25:01 UTC

arrow So zany.

Now, to fix all these spelling errors…

Kevan:

12-12-2019 19:39:00 UTC

Fortunately Rule 1.1 allows us to fix spelling mistakes at any time! Which is probably the scam here, isn’t it?

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(I’m actually fairly sure I made a Nomic Table mod for the Sims a hundred years ago, but the Mornington Crescent Table is the only object I kept a copy of.)

card:

12-12-2019 19:48:22 UTC

I don’t think “Blognomic Winner”, after correcting “typos”, transfers into Achieving Victory.
I understand your wariness but perhaps a clause in this rule to state that they are not spelling errors would suffice?

Cuddlebeam:

12-12-2019 20:08:21 UTC

The e-ism is deliberate and not an error

Kevan:

12-12-2019 20:39:17 UTC

There was some discussion on Slack a while ago about whether errors made deliberately can be “mistakes” (and that it’s possibly a cultural thing - the concept of a “deliberate mistake” certainly exists in British English, but maybe doesn’t in US English). To my ear, there wouldn’t be anything wrong with a statement of “I introduced some spelling mistakes into these words to distinguish them from real game terms and avoid confusion, but I’ve decided the time has come to correct those mistakes”.

(Fun bonus rabbit hole: is “Adding to the Scam and/or Peeling value” fixable in this proposal, for using the spelling that Cuddlebeam didn’t intend?)

But even if we’re all happy that a standalone rule of “Playername is the BlogNomic Winner” would not allow a DoV (and that no other spelling related scams exist here), I’m not that excited by the idea of enacting a rule I can barely read.

Cuddlebeam:

12-12-2019 22:57:22 UTC

I fixed Scam to Scem

TyGuy6:

12-12-2019 23:16:19 UTC

Oh, well, I guess that makes sense.

The Duke of Waltham:

12-14-2019 22:08:14 UTC

Hahahahahaha! “Scem”? Are we suddenly a bunch of extras from The Crown?

TyGuy6:

12-15-2019 02:13:57 UTC

for

The Duke of Waltham:

12-15-2019 10:50:22 UTC

imperial