Sunday, February 08, 2015

Proposal: Emotional Texture

Reached quorum 8 votes to 1 with 2 DEFs deferring to the Mediator. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 10 Feb 2015 09:32:52 UTC

Add a new subrule to the rule “Emotions”.  Call it “Side Effects” and give it the following text:

If a Crewmember is Listless and Euphoric at the same time, they become Happy instead of Euphoric.
If the Atmosphere is Careless, whenever a Mission would be processed, there is a 10% chance it fails as though Unattended, regardless of whether it’s Attended.
If the Atmosphere is Euphoric, Humans may submit Demand proposals, which are treated as though they were Androids.  When the Computer posts a Demand submitted while the Atmosphere is Euphoric, it shall clearly label it as a Demand of uncertain origin.
If the Atmosphere is Unhappy, Trials require one fewer FOR vote to be enacted.  If the Atmosphere is Depressed, Trials require one more FOR vote to be enacted.


Josh: he/they

08-02-2015 20:23:19 UTC

for Nice.


08-02-2015 21:14:52 UTC



08-02-2015 21:21:11 UTC

I’m not sure, but I think the second point should “if it is Attended, there is a 10% chance that it fails as though Unattended” as opposed to “there is a 10% chance it fails as though Unattended, regardless of whether it’s Attended” because I think the second statement implies that even if the mission is Unattended, there is only a 10% chance it fails as though Unattended thus contradicting the Ruleset which implies that if a Mission is Unattended, there is a 100% chance that it fails as though Unattended.

Darknight: he/him

08-02-2015 21:48:50 UTC


Brendan: he/him

08-02-2015 22:28:29 UTC



09-02-2015 04:38:26 UTC

against per ayesdeeef

An atmosphere of Careless probably shouldn’t make a 90% chance of succeeding at an Unattended mission

Brendan: he/him

09-02-2015 19:23:59 UTC

I can’t actually imagine Kevan interpreting it that way, though—it might be a little ambiguous, but it’s not like the Ship’s Computer is going to try to run a scam. The language might be a little ambiguous, but the straightforward interpretation is clear, and it would be easy enough to amend or CfJ if it came down to that.

Kevan: City he/him

09-02-2015 19:26:30 UTC

Yes, I’d read it as the 10% chance being in addition to the 100% chance, not simultaneous with it. But you could raise a CfJ (or propose to clarify the rule) if you disagreed with that reading.



10-02-2015 03:34:00 UTC



10-02-2015 03:43:22 UTC

for although an explanation of the flavor of Euphoric would be nice.