Thursday, June 10, 2021

Proposal: Draculaid Up

Passes 7-3. Enacted by Brendan.

Adminned at 11 Jun 2021 18:49:04 UTC

Enact a new rule entitled “Unlife” as follows:

If a Vampire Lord’s Puissance is 0, then that Vampire Lord is Dust. While a Vampire Lord is Dust, they may not spend Puissance, their Puissance is 0, and their Puissance cannot be raised above 0. If a Vampire Lord is not Dust, then that Vampire Lord is Revenant.


Clucky: HE/HIM

10-06-2021 17:26:02 UTC

“If you ever go down to zero you’re stuck at zero” feels a bit harsh. Basically just means people have one less puissance to spend.

I think giving Josh the ability to turn us into dust, causing us to lose our Puissance if we don’t spend it, and forcing us to do some stuff to reset seems interesting. But just “if you’re ever careless enough to let this drop all the way to zero, you’re stuck there” doesn’t seem particularly fun.

Brendan: HE/HIM

10-06-2021 17:37:46 UTC

Game variables to me are most interesting when they’re overloaded. The overloading offers new angles on any related mechanic that gets introduced, and incidentally helps keep the sidebar table at a manageable size. That’s why I like the idea of Puissance as both currency and HP: it means the optimal play is not always to spend it if you’ve got it. Spending is a risk that can be weighed against potential return.

Brendan: HE/HIM

10-06-2021 17:38:35 UTC

(And yes, obviously I want to see mechanics about returning from Dust if this gathers support.)


10-06-2021 17:39:26 UTC

I like it.

Having an individual coffin room as an expensive insurance policy would make sense with this.

Kevan: HE/HIM

10-06-2021 17:44:21 UTC

I like it apart from the fact that last dynasty’s Favours can be cashed in to kill people, but I guess that’s how it goes.


10-06-2021 17:50:37 UTC

I wouldn’t have thought of that if you hadn’t said it.


10-06-2021 19:08:11 UTC


Jason: HE/HIM

10-06-2021 19:27:46 UTC



10-06-2021 21:17:12 UTC

against This really needs to be tied to some variable other than Puissance. As it is, it’ll just discourage people from doing anything (as it is, the dynasty could rather do with some mechanic to encourage people to actually expand the map, because there’s no reason to do so right now).

I also think the consequence (basically, “you can’t participate in the dynasty until a proposal passes to allow you to”) isn’t particularly fun or interesting.

Kevan: HE/HIM

10-06-2021 21:41:48 UTC


Clucky: HE/HIM

10-06-2021 23:18:41 UTC

I’m not sure I agree with the “discourage from doing anything” as you’re basically saying “don’t do anything out of fear you won’t be able to do anything


lemonfanta: SHE/HER

10-06-2021 23:49:47 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

11-06-2021 08:49:49 UTC

[Clucky] “If you run out of building resources then you basically die” is definitely making expanding the Crypt less appealing, to the point where I’m not going to bother building anything this morning in case this enacts.


11-06-2021 11:31:39 UTC



11-06-2021 11:41:56 UTC

against Would consider voting for this if there was something beneficial for being dust.

Raven1207: HE/HIM

11-06-2021 18:46:09 UTC