Thursday, March 12, 2020

Proposal: Cash and guns

Enacted popular, 10-0. Josh

Adminned at 13 Mar 2020 08:14:03 UTC

Add a new rule to the dynastic ruleset, entitled Money, Presige and Power:

Noblemen have three resources - Money and Power. Power is tracked in the Noblemen page of the GNDT. The Money of each Nobleman is tracked secretly by Louis XIV. Money and Power default to zero, while Prestige defaults to the median Prestige value held by other Noblemen.

Noblemen have unlimited money, so the Money statistic tracks the total amount spent by each Nobleman over the course of the Dynasty. At any given time, the Nobleman who has spent the most Money (or all such Noblemen, in the event of a tie) may not post a Declaration of Victory. If they do then Louis XIV may mark it as failed at any time. Money must be a non-negative integer.

Power tracks the status of each Nobleman relative to the rest of the Court. It must be an integer but may be positive or negative.

Add a new rule to the ruleset, entitled Auctions:

As a weekly action, Louis XIV may make an Auction Post detailing some items upon which Noblemen can bid and the effect that those items would have. Once such a post has been made, it will remain open for not less than 48 hours, during which Noblemen may privately bid upon those items by sending a message to Louis XIV witht he amount of Money or Power they would like to spend on each item.

The Auction for each item is won by the Nobleman who made the highest bid of Money plus Power (in the event of a tie, highest Power wins; if it is still a tie then the item rolls over to the next Auction). As soon as possible after the passage of the 48 hour period for each Auction Post, Louis XIV should post the winner of each item in the Auction as a comment to that Post, along with the amount of Power spent by all bidders, and should secretly update the Money of the winning Noblemen to include the Money spent on the items in the Auction. As soon as possible thereafter, the winning Noblemen may reduce their Power by the amount bid and may update the Auctions page of the wiki with the details of the Item that they have won.


Darknight: he/him

12-03-2020 22:28:56 UTC


Kevan: he/him

12-03-2020 22:34:54 UTC

“the Noblemen page of the GNDT” should be the wiki.

The timing of winning auctions is a bit blurry, as it doesn’t quite say that the “winner” is the highest bid when it closes (rather than the highest bid at 48 hours, or at any point during it). But this can be polished.

Kevan: he/him

12-03-2020 22:37:19 UTC

And ah, too late, voting has started.

for I have unidled, quorum rises to 6.

The Duke of Waltham: he/him

12-03-2020 22:37:24 UTC

That, and also the introduction: “Noblemen have three resources - Money and Power” is missing “Prestige”.

But no changes can be made and it’s only the first proposal, so…


Josh: Bookie he/they

12-03-2020 22:40:23 UTC

Thanks all, have put some fixes in proposal #2.


12-03-2020 22:41:46 UTC

Yay, Kevan’s back!  for

Darknight: he/him

12-03-2020 22:46:27 UTC

I need to learn to hold my vote to allow edits lol

The Duke of Waltham: he/him

12-03-2020 22:48:54 UTC

It’s almost like a Pavlovian response.


12-03-2020 22:49:55 UTC

I unidle, no change to quorum for

Lulu: she/her

12-03-2020 23:12:19 UTC



12-03-2020 23:40:01 UTC



13-03-2020 00:28:41 UTC


Clucky: he/him

13-03-2020 02:23:59 UTC


Josh I mentioned this in the other thread but please fix the typo so the rest of the chain of rules doesn’t fall apart

Josh: Bookie he/they

13-03-2020 08:13:40 UTC

Thanks Clucky - will do.