Saturday, February 08, 2020

Proposal: director, president, special agent, investigator

Fewer than a quorum not voting against, failed 1 vote to 10 by Kevan.

Adminned at 08 Feb 2020 23:50:26 UTC

Create a rule titled “FBI” with the text

Each Scientist has a subrule with their name as its title to this rule. Rules text within each subrule to this rule applies only to the Scientist whose title is the same as its name. Each subrule to this rule has the default text “As a twice daily action, you may spend 50 of the Budget to Investiage.”


Brendan: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 02:53:31 UTC

I can see how you’ve worked to mitigate it, but player names as rule titles still sets of blaring alarms for me.

Tantusar: HE/THEY

02-08-2020 03:13:52 UTC



02-08-2020 03:14:30 UTC



02-08-2020 03:25:43 UTC

what sort of alarms? unless explicitly mentioned otherwise, they refer to the rule in proposals.

Darknight: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 04:24:14 UTC


derrick: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 05:17:27 UTC


A bit clunky


02-08-2020 08:03:48 UTC



02-08-2020 08:45:29 UTC

Shouldn’t “applies only to the Scientist whose title is the same as its name” be “applies only to the Scientist whose name is the same as its title”?

against Rules which instantly appear and disappear feels messy, particularly when players idle and unidle: is the rule part of “their personal gamestate” to be restored, or just a rule that happens to be named after them?

Josh: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 10:20:24 UTC

against Mainly because Double DOuble, which would establish budgets, appears to be failing


02-08-2020 10:36:59 UTC

[Josh] Double Double is at quorum 8 votes to 0. It’s “thinking” that’s failing.

Josh: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 11:24:40 UTC

Ah, fair enough. Shifting to imperial then


02-08-2020 13:44:02 UTC

imperial . Really FOR even maybe but I don’t want to slow down the queue


02-08-2020 15:48:11 UTC

[Kevan] ah true. Well it could be easily fixed. And I suppose clarification for the gamestate issue is in order, it would just need to say something along the lines of tracking things there.

The Duke of Waltham: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 16:02:10 UTC


Brendan: HE/HIM

02-08-2020 16:22:41 UTC

against Not interested in having someone’s pal join the game with the name “Player-X-Achieves-Victory-And-This-Refers-To-The-Player-Named-X.”


02-08-2020 16:55:54 UTC

@Brendan: “The names of rules are not themselves rule text and have no effect other than being rule names.”