Monday, March 02, 2015

Proposal: Chattin’ with the Stars

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 05 Mar 2015 11:57:03 UTC

Dependent on The Weekly Prophet.
Create a new subrule of rule Prophecies, named “The Science of The Future” reading as follows:

The explanations contained in Fulfilled Prophecies are considered Sound.
If at the time of posting all the explanations in a new Prophecy are Sound, and if the event it foresees logically follows the explanations given, then that Prophecy can be posted as a Scientific Prophecy, tagging it as such.
Townspeople should do all they can to make Scientific Prophecies become fulfilled. Townspeople who don’t follow this rule should be Ashamed of Themselves.
Should the event foreseen in a Scientific Prophecy not take place before the first change of Season after the time of its posting, and if the Prophecy is less than 30 days old and is not Paradoxical or Fulfilled, then any Townsperson may and should Comment on it that “The Prophecy is Paradoxical”, thus making it a Paradoxical Prophecy. They shall then add a Plague and a Money to the Home of the Townsperson who made that Prophecy, because Paradoxes are cool but make people’s heads hurt.

I know this is pretty much like playing with fire, but the damage it can do should be limited.



02-03-2015 20:45:15 UTC


Darknight: he/him

02-03-2015 20:55:52 UTC


Brendan: he/him

02-03-2015 20:55:55 UTC

I’d prefer fewer Capitalized Words, and more with actual consequences.  against

Kevan: Oracle he/him

02-03-2015 21:13:41 UTC

against Per Brendan, too much fluff here. There’s a nice idea of announcing a vision and pressuring the group into making it happen by the game giving them some other incentive to do so, but “players should do X, but won’t really, but never mind” is meaningless.

And if we’re building on top of something as subjective as “silly story logically foretells gamestate change, yes or no” then we should get the Astrologer to judge it, or something.


02-03-2015 21:45:16 UTC



02-03-2015 22:19:19 UTC

Your first point is sound, but also somewhat subjective - to what extent do players feel bound by a moral requrement? For Nomic’s players the traditional answer is: “not at all”, but it’s not the only possible mindset.
Regarding your second point, calls for judgment are there to solve that kind of problems (and also as emergency proposals, but I digress).


02-03-2015 23:06:18 UTC

Ashamed of themselves has no consequence. Also, all the capitalization is making my head hurt, to be fair.

foryay morals in Blognomic!


03-03-2015 03:31:09 UTC


Josh: he/him

03-03-2015 07:25:21 UTC



03-03-2015 10:39:18 UTC



04-03-2015 17:42:39 UTC

against s/k


04-03-2015 18:13:31 UTC



04-03-2015 18:25:04 UTC

Maldor: your vote here has no effect, as the author of the proposal (I) has voted against it.
You can download BNscript to automatically tally votes and notice vetos and Self Kills.


04-03-2015 18:31:02 UTC

Sorry, I didn’t see that.


04-03-2015 18:33:22 UTC

No problem and no reason to feel sorry. It was just a nice opportunity for me to advertise BNscript. :)


04-03-2015 19:45:33 UTC

And I’d like to use this to thank for the advertisment, as I have just installed the script! :-)


05-03-2015 05:02:27 UTC