Sunday, July 16, 2017

Proposal: Dice Salad [Appendix]

Timed out 4 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 18 Jul 2017 09:07:13 UTC

Move the bullet point beginning “If a number or other game variable is selected ‘at random’ or ‘randomly’ from a range of possible values” in “Numbers and Variables”, making it a paragraph at the end of “Random Generators”.

Remove the “VEGGIE” bullet point from “Random Generators”.

Given that “‘random’ means you have to use the GNDT” gets missed occasionally, this is perhaps in the wrong place.

And it’s maybe time to cut the Veggie die. It was added directly to the GNDT by someone in 2006 for no particular reason, and someone else immediately made a single proposal to use it to represent weather, which failed. That’s it. It was an easter egg for six years before we codified the GNDT dice in the appendix, and five years on from that we’ve still never used it for anything. Fruit has some recurring use in food mechanics and one-armed bandits, to the point where it has a little tradition, but the veggie die has absolutely zero heritage beyond one failed proposal in 2006.

Comments

Cuddlebeam:

07-16-2017 09:52:08 UTC

You could say that the Veggie dice are in a vegetative state.

Yeah, the Fruit dice have been more fruitful.

Publius Scribonius Scholasticus:

07-16-2017 12:12:14 UTC

for

pokes:

07-16-2017 12:52:42 UTC

for

card:

07-16-2017 16:39:17 UTC

Would this also accompany removing the veggie dice from the actual GNDT or just from mentioning it in the rulesset?

Kevan:

07-16-2017 17:10:13 UTC

Just mentioning it. It would make the die unregulated, and ruleset-legal for anyone to remove or change its functionality, but I don’t think anyone would bother.

Sinq:

07-18-2017 01:05:04 UTC

for