Sunday, August 01, 2021

Proposal: Bloodied Steel

Reached quorum 9 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 02 Aug 2021 17:22:42 UTC

Add the following rule, called “Battles”, to the Dynastic Rules:

When one or more Ashen Units are in the same Territory as one or more Tribunan Units, a Battle immediately begins; whichever General or Leader performed the action that initiated the Battle should add it to the publicly tracked list of Ongoing Battles. A Battle is an event that occurs when Ashen and Tribunan Units meet. Each Ongoing Battle is tracked publicly in a list which includes the map coordinates of the Territory in which it is taking place, a list of Units participating (defaulting to every Unit in that Territory), a chronological list of applied Battle Tactics (defaulting to blank), and a Cusp (always exactly 12 hours after the Battle’s beginning). A Battle’s Cusp is the moment at which the fighting begins to wane; after the Cusp, that Battle and its participants may not be the subject of dynastic actions, and any Leader may Resolve that Battle at any time. Leaders should always Resolve a Battle within 12 hours after its Cusp if they are able to do so.

Resolving a Battle is an atomic action with the following steps:
* Select an Ongoing Battle with a Cusp that has passed.
* Mark the selected Battle as Concluding in the publicly tracked list of Ongoing Battles. If the selected Battle is already marked as Concluding, skip this and all following steps in this action.
* Apply the effects of each of the selected Battle’s listed Tactics in chronological order, including Hidden Tactics.
* For each Tribunan Unit in the Battle, roll a number of DICE6 equal to their Arms, adding together the results as follows: on a roll of 1-3, add nothing; on a roll of 4-5, add 1; on a roll of 6, add 2. The total amount added in this step is the Tribunan Total for this battle.
* In no particular order, compare the Battle’s Tribunan Total to each Ashen Unit’s Armour. For each, if the Tribunan Total is higher, reduce that Ashen Unit’s Size by the difference (to a minimum of 0).
* For each Ashen Unit in the Battle, roll a number of DICE6 equal to their Arms, adding together the results as follows: on a roll of 1-3, add nothing; on a roll of 4-5, add 1; on a roll of 6, add 2. The total amount added in this step is the Ashen Total for this battle.
* In no particular order, compare the Battle’s Ashen Total to each Tribunan Unit’s Armour. For each, if the Ashen Total is higher, reduce that Tribunan Unit’s Size by the difference (to a minimum of 0).
* Destroy all Units in the Battle with a Size of 0 or lower.
* If the Territory still has at least one Tribuban and one Ashen Unit, all Units in the Territory retreat: Tribunan Units move one Territory to the south while Ashen Units move one Territory to the north. Otherwise, the nation with Units remaining in this Territory is Victorious in this Battle.
* Make a Story Post summarizing the Battle’s events and the resulting casualties and changes to dynastic variables.
* Remove the selected Battle from the list of Ongoing Battles.

here we’ve got some relatively simple wargame rules, with what i hope is a plenty wide foundation for others to build on :0

Comments

Janet: she/her

01-08-2021 21:20:25 UTC

“Mark the selected Battle as Concluding in the list of Ongoing Battles.”

Does this make Concluding status publicly tracked?

“Apply the effects of each of the selected Battle’s listed Tactics in chronological order, including Hidden Tactics.”

If the tactics are hidden, they probably won’t be listed in the future.

“roll of 1-3, add nothing; on a roll of 4-5, add 1; on a roll of 6, add 2. The total amount added in this step is the Ashen Total for this battle.”

I feel like this should be de-duplicated.

lemon: she/her

01-08-2021 21:26:37 UTC

1) is saying “mark this in a publicly tracked list” not enough to make something publicly tracked? i guess i’ll make that a little more explicit
2) who says hidden tactics can’t be listed? they could certainly be listed but undescribed
3) like, between the tribunan & ashen sides? i tried doing that but it came out mangled and unclear; if somebody else wants 2 take a crack at combining those 4 steps into 1 or 2 thats fine by me

Janet: she/her

01-08-2021 21:29:52 UTC

“1) is saying “mark this in a publicly tracked list” not enough to make something publicly tracked? i guess i’ll make that a little more explicit”

Sorry, I meant to ask, not demand a change.

“2) who says hidden tactics can’t be listed? they could certainly be listed but undescribed”

Okay, I didn’t understand where you were going with the idea, then.

” 3) like, between the tribunan & ashen sides? i tried doing that but it came out mangled and unclear; if somebody else wants 2 take a crack at combining those 4 steps into 1 or 2 thats fine by me”

Fair.

lemon: she/her

01-08-2021 21:32:32 UTC

for the record, atm i don’t have a specific thing in mind for battle tactics / hidden tactics; i just phrased it like i did intentionally as a bit of a rules seedling that anyone can pick up if they feel like it

(if no-one does, i prolly will, but i wanted to leave it open)

Janet: she/her

02-08-2021 01:36:50 UTC

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Raven1207: he/they

02-08-2021 05:45:59 UTC

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Chiiika: she/her

02-08-2021 06:49:54 UTC

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Madrid:

02-08-2021 08:59:53 UTC

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Josh: he/they

02-08-2021 10:04:48 UTC

This has some iffy wording that will need tightening up (for example, this rule defines the Resolving a Battle action but doesn’t actually say that a Leader is allowed to perform it) but there’s time for

Darknight: he/him

02-08-2021 12:10:49 UTC

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pokes:

02-08-2021 13:32:07 UTC

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Trapdoorspyder: he/him

02-08-2021 16:20:00 UTC

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Kevan: City he/him

02-08-2021 17:21:39 UTC

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