Monday, May 07, 2012

Proposal: Double Vision

Timed out and failed, 2-3. Josh

Adminned at 09 May 2012 23:25:12 UTC

Add a new Institution, call it “Replicant Plant” and give it the following text

When specifying Directions to the Net, a Player may nominate a Player other than themselves to Copy.


The player that influenced 96189 Pygmalion in the previous Cycle gains 1 Credit for each Resource Galactic Galatea gained this Cycle.


If the Player that influenced the Replicant Plant during the previous cycle also picked a Player to Copy, Player that influenced the Replicant Plant gains copies of all the Resources gained by the Player they Copied from Influencing Institutions (Resources gained by Restocking or Bonuses do not count for this)

Lets you piggyback on another players success, might backfire if that player doesn’t influence anything, but also might give you a cheaper mine.

No copying yourself, because that could get out of hand fast (if you can lock down both the mine and the replicant plant, that is at least 10 power, 14 if you get the watchtower or slave pits as well)


Josh: he/they

07-05-2012 22:29:39 UTC


Kevan: he/him

07-05-2012 22:50:02 UTC



08-05-2012 03:56:07 UTC

I like the idea for But frankly, it would complicated to admin against

Clucky: he/him

08-05-2012 07:21:26 UTC

how so?


08-05-2012 17:24:15 UTC

I’d have to keep track of where players gained credits from at each step.

Kevan: he/him

08-05-2012 17:34:45 UTC

imperial CoV, then.

Clucky: he/him

08-05-2012 22:04:32 UTC

you have the list of who influenced what and its one institution. can’t be that hard…

Clucky: he/him

08-05-2012 22:04:59 UTC

*one player, not one institution


08-05-2012 22:28:34 UTC

It wouldn’t be astoundingly difficult, but following the system I’m currently using, it would mean that I would have to apply the bonus throughout the resolution. It is not so much the work as a concern over errors. I’m not vetoing - I’m just saying I don’t think the mechanic is worth the potential for damage.


08-05-2012 23:54:51 UTC

for I don’t really understand why this would introduce potential errors - after resolving everything, you can just look which Institutions were Influenced by the copied Players and what resources they got him.

(The problem with the Bank is the same that it was with the Pygmalion, though.)

Also “not copying yourself” is more than necessary because the Copied credits are also “resources gained by Influencing an Institution” (the Replicant Plant)! Imagine a mirror mirroring itself.