Sunday, August 27, 2023

Dilemma #25 - The Brownouts

The city’s fractured electricity grid is beginning to falter, reducing the light and power of essential buildings with no warning. Engineers advise shutting down local substations for repairs and a black start from the old generators, but in the short term this would be even more disruptive to the day-to-day running of the districts.

Do the Districts continue to work through the power failures, or follow the engineers’ recommendations?

Persist: Govern and Lose 1 Ingenuity*

Shutdown: Gain 4 to your Energy Trap and Lose 4 from your Energy Trap**

* or lose your lowest-cost understood Innovation (selecting one at random if there’s a tie) instead if you have no Ingenuity
** or lose all of your Energy Trap instead if your Defences are less than 0


lemon: she/her

27-08-2023 18:01:25 UTC

oh, “to” and “from” sure are different words, aren’t they. darn it!!

JonathanDark: he/him

27-08-2023 18:13:48 UTC

Yeah, forgot to update that wording.

Josh: he/they

28-08-2023 10:24:23 UTC

I shall listen to my engineers. I order the shutdown.

JonathanDark: he/him

28-08-2023 14:41:49 UTC

I Shutdown. Better to plan an energy outage than to be surprised by it.

lendunistus: he/him

28-08-2023 17:59:35 UTC

I persist. our grid’s in good enough shape


29-08-2023 10:31:31 UTC

Shut down, could be catastrophic.

lemon: she/her

29-08-2023 11:18:20 UTC

Persist. we must prepare for the coming of the conclave; we won’t be distracted by these engineers.