Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Proposal: Down into the dark

Reached quorum 7 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Jun 2021 06:49:53 UTC

Add a new rule to the ruleset, entitled The Crypt of Dracula:

[[Dracula’s Layer]] contains a publicly tracked map of the known layout of the crypt beneath Zahndorf Cathedral. Each cell of the table that comprises that map represents one room of the lair, and so the terms “cell” and “room” are interchangeable throughout the ruleset. Rooms can also be referred to using their grid reference.

Unexplored rooms have a background colour of #998877 and have no text inside them, while explored rooms have a background colour of #666666 and contain a room name. Room names must be unique and may be used to specifically refer to the room that carries them; otherwise, they are flavour text.

There is a list of explored rooms which is publicly tracked, showing - for each room - the name of the room, a brief flavour-text description of its contents, and its effect on Richardo von Nestor when he enters it.

Add another new rule to the ruleset, entitled Richardo’s Journey:

At any time but not more than once every 48 hours, Richardo von Nestor may Enter the Crypt, which is an atomic action with the following steps:

* Set his location to be the room labelled Crypt Entrance
* Secretly randomly select an explored room that is orthagonally adjacent to his current room and move into it, applying any effects of that room as he does so. If carrying out the effects of a room results in his being Grievously Injured then he must retreat; ignore the rest of this atomic action.
* Repeat the second step of this atomic action five additional times; after the sixth room has been entered and its effects applied, move onto the next step of this action.
* Richardo von Nestor retreats; set his location to ‘none’.

Set the wiki page Dracula’s Layer to have the same contents as this page.

The idea here is that Richardo von Nestor will move through the map in semi-predictable ways, while the denizens will be arranging the crypt to stymie him, and direct him at their foes, to their own ends and glory.

Comments

Clucky: HE/HIM

09-06-2021 14:58:22 UTC

“If carrying out the effects of a room results in his being Grievously Injured then he must retreat; ignore the rest of this atomic action.”

this means “* Richardo von Nestor retreats; set his location to ‘none’.” never applies

Kevan: HE/HIM

09-06-2021 15:05:42 UTC

We should probably keyword this up a bit, but his location doesn’t make any difference between Crypt Enterings, so no harm is being done here.

Kevan: HE/HIM

09-06-2021 15:48:07 UTC

for

pokes:

09-06-2021 15:55:19 UTC

for

lemonfanta: SHE/HER

09-06-2021 16:02:53 UTC

oh, this is an exciting premise!! for

Clucky: HE/HIM

09-06-2021 16:13:08 UTC

for

Jason: HE/HIM

09-06-2021 16:23:07 UTC

for

Darknight: HE/HIM

09-06-2021 16:45:52 UTC

for