Thursday, July 18, 2019

Proposal: Choice of Battleground

Timed out 3 votes to 1. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 Jul 2019 18:42:54 UTC

Change:

The challenger specifies the duel’s battlefield from the list of current battlefields. Battles conducted during this duel have the duel’s battlefield as their battlefield

To:

The challenger specifies three different battlefields (such that no individual battle effect appears three times in the list) from the list of current battlefields.

Change:

Any valid opponent may become the opponent by stating such intention in a comment on the blog entry

to:

Any valid opponent may become the opponent by making a comment on the blog entry stating such intention and specifying one of the three battlefields listed in the duel’s blog entry. That battlefield then becomes the duel’s battlefield. Battles conducted during this duel have the duel’s battlefield as their battlefield

Lets make it a little trickier to corner someone in an unfavorable duel.

Comments

Kevan:

07-18-2019 18:45:13 UTC

against Comparing 12 battlegrounds to 20 abilities across 5 players three times feels like too much work for too little benefit.

TyGuy6:

07-18-2019 19:22:05 UTC

I like this proposal, but you’re right that the complexity is high. How about random battlefields, instead? Got to be careful in the timing…

derrick:

07-18-2019 19:53:07 UTC

At the same time, there is a lot you can do to limit that complexity. Most wizards specialize in a few different attributes, and many of the most popular don’t change from field to field. The most relevant are Swimming, Winged, Firebreathing, and stealthy. Sure footed shows up as well. I suppose they could always breed creatures especially for the fight, but that’s going to be a last ditch effort.

This is not to say that its not complex, but that there is a lot of order in the complexity.

TyGuy6:

07-18-2019 20:07:36 UTC

for

naught:

07-20-2019 01:33:24 UTC

I’m fine with this. I generally like complex rules if I find them interesting (which this is, though it would be more interesting if Autogauntlet passes, which looks unlikely.)

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