Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Proposal: Crimes

Times out and fails at 6-9. -Purplebeard

Adminned at 15 Apr 2011 05:47:24 UTC

Add the following rule to the ruleset immediately after the rule called Officials, entitled Unofficials:

Sheep may optionally hold up to one Unofficial Office. Unofficial Positions are listed in subrules of this rule. Unofficial Positions can be held by at most one Sheep at a time, unless explicitly otherwise stated in the appropriate sub-rule, and might not be held by any; which Unofficial Position (if any) is held by each Sheep is tracked privately by the Chairman. The holder of an Unofficial Position is known as an Irregular.

Each Unofficial Position has Duties, a list of requirements relating to that position. It is not illegal for an Irregular to fail to perform his duties; however, if an Unofficial Position’s Duties are not fulfilled (either by the appropriate Irregular, or by anyone else), any Sheep can demand the Don that Official Position to become vacant, and the Sheep holding it to hold no Unofficial Position, as long as they explain the way in which the Duties weren’t fulfilled to the Don’s satisfaction. Unofficial Positions can also have Powers, rules that only have an effect while someone holds that Unofficial Position, and which often depend on the holder.

The Chairman is always the Don. If another rule or action would cause the Chairman to cease being the Don, or if the Chairman is for any other reason not the Don, then any other player who is the Don immediately ceases to be the Don and the Chairman becomes the Don.

Add the following as a subrule to that rule, entitled The Don:

Duties: Must regulate the performance of all Irregulars.
Powers: Can appoint Unofficial Positions to those who request them. Can remove Unofficial Positions at their own discretion.

If Proposal: Totally Not An Allegory Of Apartheid passed, move White Team Leader and Black Team Leader to be subrules of the rule entitled Unofficials. Remove the rule entitled “Conspirators? Where?!” and add the following as a subrule to the rule called Unofficials, entitled Conspirators:

Duties: To conspire.
Powers: There may be up to 3 active Conspirators at any time.

Add the following as a subrule to the rule called Unofficials, entitled The Fence:

Duties: To act as a conduit for black market funds
Powers: Is not subject to the weekly restriction on transferring Baabucks.


Roujo: he/him

13-04-2011 12:41:07 UTC

“any Sheep can demand the Don that Official Position to become vacant, and the Sheep holding it to hold no Unofficial Position”

Hmmm… I’m not sure if that’s phrased right… I like the idea, though. =)

Josh: he/him

13-04-2011 12:49:34 UTC

Eurgh, that’s a horrible sentence. I apologise.

Having said that, that sentence has no effect on the actual operation of the rule, so I’m not too bothered.


13-04-2011 14:44:32 UTC

against  ow


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13-04-2011 19:32:59 UTC

against Don’t Like the second part.


13-04-2011 19:43:38 UTC

against It all seems very clunky somehow. Not to mention, it’s just a near-duplicate of the Officials mechanic.


13-04-2011 20:18:52 UTC

against I demand that the Official Position Don become vacant.

Josh: he/him

13-04-2011 20:21:52 UTC

@Bucky - the Don is not obliged to act upon the demands.

Roujo: he/him

13-04-2011 20:28:24 UTC

Overall, I like it and the weird sentence doesn’t have any effect immediately, so for =)


13-04-2011 20:45:06 UTC

against Having special rules that only apply to secret sheep who can change at any time would make illegal moves really hard to catch. Also, “Chairsheep”.


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Darknight: he/him

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14-04-2011 06:29:49 UTC

against Neat concept, but this would be almost impossible to track.


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Kevan: he/him

14-04-2011 07:39:51 UTC

for Seems like a reasonable enough expansion of the existing Conspirator mechanic. I’m not sure it’s “almost impossible” to track this, we can develop mechanics to allow Sheep to prove their Unofficial identity without requiring the Chairsheep to manually verify it.

This proposal does use the obsolete word “Chairman”, though.


14-04-2011 17:48:07 UTC