Thursday, June 01, 2017

Proposal: Cuthulu Victory!

Reached quorum 6 votes to 2. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Jun 2017 10:22:58 UTC

Change “Ascendance” to

A “Declaration of Ascendance” (or DoA) is an Official Voteable matter titled “Declaration of Ascendance”. A DoA should propose, at least:
*The addition of a rule creating an NPC called “Cuthulu”
*Changing the term “Expedition Leader” to “Ancient One”
*Changing the term “Explorer”
*Adding a rule naming Cuthulu as the Ancient One.
*Adding a rule that explicitly names Explorers who were Cultists and declaring them to be Loyal.

An Explorer who is a Cultist may not achieve victory individually. If any other rule indicates that a Cultist has achieved victory, that Cultist may post a Declaration of Ascendance. Upon posting a DoA the game immediatly goes into a Hiatus.

When a DoA fails and there are no pending DoA or DoV, hiatus ends. If the Explorer posting a DoA is not a Cultist, or has not achieved victory, the Expedition Leader should make a comment containing only the text “INVALID”, which makes the DoA invalidated. If the Expedition Leader has made a comment contain only the text “INVALID” and the Explorer has achieved victory and is a Cultist, the DoA is instead not invalidated.

A DoA may be failed if any of the following are true:
*It has been invalidated by the Expedition Leader.
*It has been open for voting for at least 12 hours, and the number of Explorers who are not voting AGAINST it is less than Quorum.
*It has been open for voting for at least 48 hours and cannot be Enacted.

A DoA may be enacted if any of the following are true:
*It has been open for voting for at least 12 hours, has a number of FOR Votes that exceed or equal Quorum, and either the Expedition Leader has Voted FOR it or it has no AGAINST Votes.
*It has been open for voting for at least 24 hours, has a number of FOR Votes that exceed or equal Quorum, and has a number of AGAINST Votes lesser than half of Quorum, rounded down.
*It has been open for voting for at least 48 hours, has a number of Votes that exceed or equal Quorum, and more than half of its valid Votes are FOR.

When a DoA is enacted, all other active DoVs and DoAs are failed, and a new Dynasty begins with the NPC Cuthulu as its Expedition Leader. The Hiatus continues until a loyal Explorer makes an Ascension Address by posting an entry in the “Ascension Address” category - this should specify a theme appropriate for a Lovecraftian horror being the Emperor of the new Dynasty, and may optionally specify a number of dynastic rules to keep. Upon posting such an Ascension Address and if a quorum of loyal Explorers have voted in favor of it, the Ruleset is updated to reflect any changed terms, and any dynastic rules which were not listed to be kept are repealed.

The author of the Declaration of Ascendance cannot make another DoA until 120 hours (5 days) have passed.

An NPC is an entity which is present in the GNDT and gamestate. Unless otherwise stated, rules treat the an NPC like an Explorer. Keep in mind when creating rules that an NPC can’t make posts or any other actions unless specified by a rule to be considered to have done an action.

I thought that the DoA was like a DoV but someone pointed out to me that they are not and in fact don’t even end the current Dynasty if it was passed. This makes it more like a DoV.

Comments

Gaelan:

06-01-2017 17:11:58 UTC

3rd-last paragraph says “DoV” instead of “DoA”

duck:

06-01-2017 17:26:27 UTC

against
I am against the timer-based victory.
Btw, @card, I’m guessing it’s probably should be a Cthulhu instead of Cuthulu.

card:

06-01-2017 17:32:51 UTC

[duck] It’s not timer-based, unless you also consider the regular way of achieving victory, a Declaration of Victory which this copies, to also be timer based.

This won’t give anyone victory outright, but if a Cultist achieves victory in some other way, they submit a Declaration of Ascendance instead of a Declaration of Victory.

orkboi:

06-01-2017 18:38:34 UTC

So if I’m parsing this correctly, it doesn’t make winning any easier or harder for cultists or non-cultists, it just changes the flavor of the victory and sets up an NPC-led dynasty if a cultist manages to win. That sounds reasonable enough.

card:

06-01-2017 18:50:41 UTC

[orkboi] it also stops the Emperor from being able to veto the DoA, puts the game into hiatus etc.

orkboi:

06-01-2017 19:03:42 UTC

OK, I think that’s interesting enough. for

Cpt_Koen:

06-01-2017 19:03:56 UTC

This rule states that the DoA should propose:

*The addition of a rule creating an NPC called “Cuthulu”
*Changing the term “Expedition Leader” to “Ancient One”
*Changing the term “Explorer”
*Adding a rule naming Cuthulu as the Ancient One.
*Adding a rule that explicitly names Explorers who were Cultists and declaring them to be Loyal.

But it doesn’t state that those changes will take effect when the DoA is resolved.

Cpt_Koen:

06-01-2017 19:04:27 UTC

for (I’m still voting for)

Cuddlebeam:

06-01-2017 19:42:12 UTC

CTHULU F’TAGN! for

card:

06-01-2017 19:57:23 UTC

Darn it. Well it’s not like anyone’s achieving victory anytime soon.

Kevan:

06-02-2017 08:04:56 UTC

for

Publius Scribonius Scholasticus:

06-02-2017 10:35:54 UTC

against

Gaelan:

06-02-2017 14:59:18 UTC

for