Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Proposal: Delegation

Timed out 2 votes to 2, with 2 unresolved DEFs. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 09 Aug 2019 09:53:49 UTC


a private message describing exactly one Order that they wish to give during this Watch


a private message describing up to their “command skill” in Orders that they wish to give during this Watch.

Add to the rule “The Watch”:

Captains have a command skill of two, except for the captain controlling the red october, who has a command skill of three.

This still maintains an action economy, while allowing moving an shooting at the same time. It also gives an extra action to move the secret sub with.



08-06-2019 21:46:23 UTC

This should speed up the game.


08-07-2019 00:57:08 UTC

It’s not really a speedup, if you can move and shoot/dive at the same time, because it means there’s less reason to hold still when they shoot at you. against

In a related question, I’d like to know whether people feel (as I do) that all orders in a watch are performed simultaneously. If they are performed in order received, we ought to make that clear for this Proposal to work right. As it stands, I see no reason to assume you can Shoot from where you move TO in one Watch, because your Shoot destination wouldn’t be in range of the original location, so it wouldn’t be a valid order.

Main reason for simultaneously being preferable to “done in order received” is convenience for the Admiral. I hope to propose this as a clarification, soon, if people don’t feel otherwise.


08-07-2019 09:11:29 UTC

I was assuming simultaneous, because the map orders are only “move” and “put a shot marker in a square”. Whatever order the Admiral processes them in, the final result is the same.

It’s implied here that the Admiral should process Orders from a Captain in the sequence they are listed: if I say I’m moving my Battleship to square 4 and moving again to square 7, I’d hope the Admiral would process the moves in that order, rather than processing “square 7” first and rejecting it as illegal. That should be made explicit.



08-07-2019 16:42:46 UTC

oh, this makes double moves legal—- yeah, that needs some shoring up around it.


08-08-2019 17:57:10 UTC



08-08-2019 21:58:47 UTC

against per TyGuy—-if I can both move and shoot then hits will be rare, slowing everything down.


08-08-2019 22:00:54 UTC

Or at least it removes an interesting gameplay dimension where I want to predict what people will do and move if I think someone’s going to shoot.