Saturday, September 10, 2016

Proposal: Charrrt a Course

Times out 3 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 13 Sep 2016 08:30:09 UTC

Enact a new rule, “Charts”:-

At any point on or before the 18th of September 2016, any Hunter who has not already done so may create a Chart by privately sending the Pirate an ordered list of any number of Dig Sites that appear on that Chart, where each Dig Site is defined as a Landmark on an Island (even if that Island does not have that Landmark). A Chart’s Accuracy is the position in the Chart’s list at which the location of the Pirate’s Hoard appears, counting upwards from the bottom. (If the Hoard’s location does not appear in a Chart’s list, that Chart’s Accuracy is zero.)

On or after the 19th of September 2016, the Pirate should discard all Charts with an Accuracy of zero. (A discarded Chart is no longer considered to be a Chart.) The Pirate must then discard any Chart if it lists more Dig Sites than any other Chart. The Pirate must then discard any Chart if it has a lower Accuracy than any other Chart. After this, if only one Chart remains, the Hunter who submitted it achieves victory; if multiple Charts remain, the Pirate must select a Hunter from their submitters at random, and that Hunter achieves victory.

A Hunter may not submit a Chart if they unidled or became a Hunter after the proposal to enact this rule was made.

Proposing to wrap this up by Talk Like A Pirate Day if nobody’s found the treasure in that time.



09-11-2016 01:40:11 UTC



09-11-2016 20:28:13 UTC



09-11-2016 20:56:12 UTC

for Sounds a good time to do it by.

I haven’t really been around as much as I need to be, for this to work as well as it could have.

As for the actual mechanism,

It works, although I think Accuracy should be the first thing to be equalized, with length as simply a tie-breaker?

There’s room to patch it, of course.

I’d encourage people to write their thoughts on it.