Friday, January 10, 2020

Proposal: Emokens

Reached quorum 5 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Jan 2020 23:20:27 UTC

In “Damage”, replace “tracked on the Individuals wikipage” with “tracked on the Individuals wikipage by the symbols listed below”.

Replace “Flesh:” with “Flesh (?):”.

Replace “Soul:” with “Soul (?):”.

Replace “Reality:” with “Reality (☣️):”.

Replace “Spatial:” (if it exists) with “Spatial (✨):”.

Halve the numbers 10 and 20 in that rule, then replace 15 with 7 and 30 with 10.

In “Researchers and Collectors”, replace “move” with “Travel”.

In “Damage”, replace “you cannot move to another Location via your performance of a Dynastic Action” with “you cannot Travel”, and replace “whenever they move to a Public Location via their performance of a Dynastic Action” with “whenever they Travel”.

An aesthetic suggestion for how to track Tokens (which we can adopt anyway if this proposal fails on other grounds) - I was about to start writing a “token” template for the wiki so that we could display them as a line of little counters, when I remembered that emoji exist, and work fine on the wiki. I’m not sure if players are interpreting Soul damage to be “mystical spiritual life force” or “being sad and/or tired”, from what we’ve got so far.

In terms of actual game changes, the trigger points for Token effects all seem a bit high based on how slowly we’re able to gain the things, and making a keyword for regular Place-to-Place movement.


Josh: HE/HIM

01-10-2020 09:26:04 UTC



01-10-2020 09:35:39 UTC



01-10-2020 09:39:39 UTC

(I’m Drunk, but the translator apparently doesn’t do much often against very short strings

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-10-2020 09:42:40 UTC

Hmm, that may be an illegal comment since “An Individual carrying an Artefact who takes an action that is defined by its Effect must, as the cost of that action, gain one Reality Damage Token.” and you didn’t pay the cost.


01-10-2020 09:43:49 UTC

oh fug

Well, it stays illegal then lol. Disregard that comment, I couldn’t have done it.


01-10-2020 10:15:00 UTC

for now this is a real vote. It was very unintuitive to have to Smash these things that I normally do unrestricted, sorry.

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-10-2020 12:47:12 UTC

Noting that the Flesh emoji is a blank tofu rectangle on my phone browser, I guess because it’s one of the newer symbols. We could make it a skull if anyone else can’t see it.


01-10-2020 17:58:46 UTC

everything but the sparkles appear as toufu squares on my phone, but since I set up an emoji font on my pc i can see them that way.

Kevan: HE/HIM

01-10-2020 19:04:37 UTC

That’s not great if the gamestate looks visually ambiguous. I’m sure we could settle on some decent universal symbols from earlier emoji sets, if we tried.

Brendan: HE/HIM

01-10-2020 19:18:48 UTC