Monday, June 24, 2019

Proposal: Creatures Great and Small

Reached quorum 8 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 25 Jun 2019 08:29:24 UTC

Create a rule named “Creature”

a creature is a creature type proceeded by a list of zero or more qualities. Two creatures with the same qualities (not considering order) and creature type are the same creature. A quality may be added to a creature more than once.

When a Wizard Mutates a creature, they create a new creature with exactly one more or one less quality than the starting creature.

A quality has a name, which is a string, and a cost, which is an integer. The following is a list of all valid qualities, written as [name]([cost]):
*Giant (3)
*Winged (3)
*Fire breathing (2)
*Obedient (2)
*Leaping (2)
*Armored (2)
*Venomous (2)
*Swimming (1)
*Ferocious (1)
*Sure-footed (1)
*Swift (1)
*Horned (1)
*Fanged (1)
*Gaudy (0)
*Uncontrollable (-1)
The cost of a creature is the sum of the costs of its qualities.

Create a rule named “Stables”

Each wizard has a Stable, which is a list of up to five creatures, tracked in the GNDT as a semicolon separated list.

A wizard may not add a creature to their stable if that creature is in another wizard’s stable.

A wizard with zero creatures in their stable may create a creature with zero modifiers and a creature type of an animal name chosen from https://a-z-animals.com/animals/

When a wizard adds a creature to their stable, they may remove a creature from their stable.

Once every 72 hours, a Wizard may mutate a creature in another wizard’s stable and add the resulting creature to the stable of the wizard who mutated the creature.

What is a dragon but a giant fire breathing winged lizard?

Comments

Kevan:

06-24-2019 15:27:45 UTC

“mutate a creature in another wizard’s stable and add the resulting creature to their stable” - who is the “their”?

derrick:

06-24-2019 16:06:07 UTC

Good catch. Clarified.

derrick:

06-24-2019 16:06:07 UTC

Good catch. Clarified.

Kaia:

06-24-2019 16:35:09 UTC

for

Kevan:

06-24-2019 16:46:34 UTC

for

TyGuy6:

06-24-2019 17:09:15 UTC

for

Brendan:

06-24-2019 18:26:56 UTC

for

I have unidled myself. Quorum rises to 6.

naught:

06-24-2019 19:58:44 UTC

I feel like the Stable might work better as a separate Wiki page, as tracking a large string of words might make the GNDT a little cluttered. A separate page might, however, make it harder to read the state of the Dynasty at-a-glance, so I’m torn.

Otherwise,  for

Kaia:

06-24-2019 20:20:33 UTC

How does the GNDT format very long strings?

Farsight:

06-24-2019 21:31:05 UTC

for

derrick:

06-24-2019 21:48:44 UTC

The GNDT wraps very long strings, and does a little bit of space-balancing as well. The proposal should be well within the range of what we’ve done before, though I’m not sure how long the qualities on the creatures will get: if its routine to stack 6 qualities on each one, It may get cumbersome.

Moving the information to the wiki is not a bad idea, but its not required, and I hesitate to make the first post of a dynasty mandate the wiki.

pokes:

06-25-2019 03:32:53 UTC

for