Sunday, November 06, 2016

Proposal: Clock Strikes Thirteen

Times out 1-2. Failed by Brendan.

Adminned at 08 Nov 2016 15:39:04 UTC

Create a new rule called “Doomsday Clock” as follows:

If the current date is December 12th, 2016, or later, the Emperor may and should comment “The Pendulum Swings: DICE144” in the GNDT as a Daily Action. If the result of that die roll is higher than the number of Hours which are Restored, then the Emperor may and should delete all rules in the Ruleset except “Ruleset and Gamestate” and replace its text with the following text, run through a rot13 transformation:

Guvf vf gur Ehyrfrg sbe OybtAbzvp, juvpu tbireaf gur Tnzrfgngr bs OybtAbzvp. Arvgure znl or nygrerq. Gurer ner ab Cynlref. OybtAbzvp unf raqrq.

This action is not considered to violate the rules of fair play.

Better?

Comments

gazebo_dude:

11-07-2016 04:24:22 UTC

against The stakes are still total destruction of Blognomic, so no.

Kevan:

11-07-2016 09:50:57 UTC

against The original does still win hands-down for the best opening proposal, but I think the stakes are probably too big to be real, here. If BlogNomic died during another dynasty due to some unfixable paradox, I imagine we’d solemnly record that fact and then start another game of Nomic in the same place, which we’d also call BlogNomic. Some players would want to do the same if BlogNomic died to a thematic “BlogNomic dies” mechanic (particularly any veterans who simply missed this dynasty), and we’d just have to feel a bit sheepish about it.

Gazebo Dude’s earlier suggestion of a temporary shutdown feels like a more realistic stake: that if we fail and the bell tolls, we enact a rule of “no game action may be taken until April 1st 2017”.