Friday, March 31, 2023

Proposal: Consolidated Paperwork

Reached quorum 10 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 01 Apr 2023 07:03:09 UTC

In the rule “The Building”, remove the text “Possible building contents are shown in the list below: W: Wood. A reliable building material. S: Stone. A sturdy but very heavy building material. -: Empty.”

Create a subrule called “Building Contents” with the text:

The possible building contents for The Building, known as Materials, are listed in the table below. The ruleset may refer to a given Material using either its Name or Abbreviated Name - they are considered equivalent. The Description is flavour text.

If Engineers have a numerical publicly tracked variable with the same name as a Material, they are said to have that amount of the Material - otherwise, they are said to have 0 of that Material and are not capable of spending it.

Name | Abbreviated Name | Description
Empty | _ | This represents open space.
Wood | W | A reliable building material.
Stone | S | A sturdy but very heavy building material.

Throughout the Build atomic action in the rule The Building, replace each hyphen with an underscore.

In the rule “The Building”, replace “Optionally choose any W in the Building Contents and chose a replacement item from the list of the possible building contents that is not W or -. If they choose this option, the Engineer must first spend 1 of a publicly-tracked variable associated with that Engineer such that this variable is a legal value after the spend and the action of this spending would allow the Engineer to use 1 of the replacement item. If they do, they may then replace the W in the Building Contents with the replacement item.” if it exists, with:

Optionally, by spending 1 from any of their Materials except Wood or Empty, they may choose any W in the Building Contents and replace it with the spent Material.

From the rule “The Quarry”, remove the text “Whenever an Engineer spends 1 of their Stone in the manner described in the Build atomic action, they are able to use 1 S as a replacement item in that same action.” if it exists.


Josh: Ascendant he/they

31-03-2023 07:33:39 UTC

I don’t love “This description is intentionally left empty”, especially given how emptiness was used last dynasty. Could we phrase that in a slightly less cute way?

SingularByte: he/him

31-03-2023 07:38:53 UTC

Done, but I had already defined it as flavour text so it wouldn’t make a difference.

Misty: she/her

31-03-2023 12:42:00 UTC


Trapdoorspyder: he/him

31-03-2023 13:40:21 UTC


Kevan: he/him

31-03-2023 14:11:03 UTC


JonathanDark: he/him

31-03-2023 14:35:21 UTC


JonathanDark: he/him

31-03-2023 14:39:07 UTC

The only downside is that there’s no “if this exists” clause, so we’ll have to make sure that Renovation is enacted as well. Otherwise, there will be missing rule text due to not being able to find and replace the text from the Renovation proposal.

JonathanDark: he/him

31-03-2023 14:40:53 UTC

Oh, I do see the “if it exists” now, but it would be unfortunate to lose that option if it does not exist.

Josh: Ascendant he/they

31-03-2023 16:27:54 UTC


jjm3x3: he/him

31-03-2023 17:43:22 UTC


Brendan: he/him

31-03-2023 17:44:04 UTC


Raven1207: he/him

31-03-2023 18:14:54 UTC


lendunistus: he/him

31-03-2023 19:33:44 UTC