Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Proposal: Downstairs Throughstairs

Timed out and enacted, 7-0. Josh

Adminned at 06 Jan 2023 22:08:42 UTC

To “Mansion Map”, add:-

Two Rooms are said to be on the same Floor if one can be reached from the other by following only horizontal-direction Connections. A Room is said to be Established if it has at least one Connection. If a pair of Established Rooms are not on the same Floor, a dynastic action cannot cause them to be on the same Floor.

Replace “add up to three connections between Rooms”, wherever it exists in the ruleset, with “add up to three horizontal-direction connections between Rooms”.

Let’s try this earlier idea again. And six floors’ worth of stairs is probably enough for the Mansion now.



04-01-2023 18:28:53 UTC

As before, it should be something like “cause two Rooms which were previously Established and not on the same Floor to be on the same Floor” instead, or else it forbids establishing rooms entirely.

Kevan: he/him

04-01-2023 18:33:38 UTC

I didn’t see that as ambiguous, but sure, added.

SingularByte: he/him

04-01-2023 18:47:47 UTC

How does this interact with Gymnasium? Previously that was established on a new floor and only implicitly thought to be on the same level as the library and bedrooms. It’s only later on that it became officially part of the floor,

Kevan: he/him

04-01-2023 18:51:11 UTC

The “Floors” currently noted on the map are purely decorative: the ruleset only requires the Map to be a record of Rooms and their Connections, so it can’t define anything more than that.

If this proposal enacted, the two chunks would be considered to be separate Floors by the ruleset, and I assume the Narrator would redraw things accordingly.

SingularByte: he/him

04-01-2023 18:53:04 UTC

I’m meaning in the sense of retroactive status. The rule refers to whether rooms previously were established - does this “previously established” status look back before the rule ever existed? Or does it only count from the moment the rule came into existence?

Kevan: he/him

04-01-2023 19:09:00 UTC

Maybe it’s not the best wording. I’ve taken another run at it.

SingularByte: he/him

04-01-2023 19:10:17 UTC

Okay, that wording feels better.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

04-01-2023 21:12:03 UTC

Kevan is correct that the Floors on the map are currently ornamental, as there is no formal definition for a “Floor”. I will definitely redraw the map accordingly if the definition of Floors is codified by enacting this Proposal.


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