Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Proposal: Death is Inevitable

Reached Quorum, 5-0. Enacted by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 28 Dec 2023 06:55:18 UTC

Add a new rule named “Death” and give it the following text:

Whenever a new dynastic rule is added (other than this rule), the enacting admin must insert “Death Date: X” (where X is the current date plus 14 days) at the top of the rule between the templates {{Flair top|Stone tablet}} and {{Flair bottom}}. The Death Date of a rule is the value of Death Date contained within this Flair inside that rule. The Death Date of a rule may not be modified or removed by any Proposal after the rule has been added to the ruleset, except in the case where the rule itself is repealed.

Proposals not authored by the Grim Reaper may not contain instructions to do any of the following operations on the rule named “Death” or any of its subrules:
* Add, modify, or remove text, with the following exceptions:
** Proposals may contain instructions to add any number of bullet points to the Sands of the Hourglass atomic action described in the subrule “The Hourglass”
** Proposals may contain instructions to repeal the entire rule named “Death” and all of its subrules
* Add any subrules
* Rename the rule or any of its subrules

Add a subrule to “Death” named “The Hourglass” and give it the following text:

As a Daily Action, the Grim Reaper should execute the Sands of the Hourglass, which is an atomic action with the following steps:
* Repeal each dynastic rule and its subrules where that rule has a Death Date older than the current date.
* Remove each step in this atomic action that refers to any orphaned variables.

This is the core mechanic of the dynasty. It results in any new dynastic rule being repealed 2 weeks after it is enacted, so that most dynastic actions and variables are only available for a limited time. I added the prohibition on modifying this basic rule just to prevent people from directly stuffing long-lasting game mechanics into the rule. That said, there are creative ways around that.

I encourage everyone to give this a try. If people really don’t like it, I made sure there was an exception to allow the repeal of the entire rule, and of course the rule should be repeal-able in the AA of the next dynasty, so it’s not truly permanent.

Other than that, it’s pretty open. I have an idea of a direction to go in my next Proposal, but feel free to reject it in favor of your own ideas.

Comments

Zack: he/him

27-12-2023 16:17:39 UTC

If I may suggest a copy edit of that first sentence just for brevity:

“Whenever a new dynastic rule is added (other than this rule), the enacting admin must insert “Death Date: X” (where X is the current date plus 14 days) at the top of the rule between the templates {{Flair top|Stone tablet}} and {{Flair bottom}}.”

JonathanDark: he/him

27-12-2023 16:23:21 UTC

Done, thanks for the suggestion!

Desertfrog:

27-12-2023 18:24:52 UTC

for

Josh: Observer he/they

27-12-2023 19:26:57 UTC

for

Clucky: he/him

28-12-2023 01:22:33 UTC

for

Zack: he/him

28-12-2023 03:58:21 UTC

for