Sunday, November 16, 2008

Proposal: Every Good Story Needs a GOOD Plot

reached quorum, final vote 8-1—Yoda

Adminned at 16 Nov 2008 05:53:31 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule titled “The Plot” with the following text:

There exists a non-playable entity called “Jason Smith” (or the Protagonist).  The Protagonist is not considered a Character, but certain actions of Characters can affect the Protagonist.

The Plot is defined as the events that have ocurred thus far in this Dynasty.

There exists a wiki document called the “Plot Summary” whose contents have no effect on gamestate.  This document may edited by any Character at any time, and should be edited to reflect updates in the Plot.  Entries in the Plot Summary document should be kept as concise as possible.

Each Character has a statistic called “Plot Points” (abbreviated PP) to be tracked in the GNDT.  New Characters start with 0 PP.

Give each Character 0 PP.  Create a wiki document called “Plot Summary”.

Plot can be more narrowly defined later, but this should be fine for now.



16-11-2008 00:40:22 UTC

Any definition on what Plot Points represent, or are they just an unspecified statistic?


16-11-2008 01:29:58 UTC

Unspecified for now, but I was planning on making them like acuity points in the werewolf dynasty.

Darknight: he/him

16-11-2008 02:10:21 UTC

for I remember that one very well. Very fun and the idea of not knowing whos winning makes the dynasty much more interesting cause it can keep people active

Hello Sailor:

16-11-2008 02:17:17 UTC

for I love the definition of “The Plot”.

Looks like I have to ask that someone set up a wiki account for me.


16-11-2008 02:20:45 UTC


SingularByte: he/him

16-11-2008 06:26:02 UTC



16-11-2008 06:33:00 UTC

against  on a technicality.  I object to “There exists a wiki document called the “Plot Summary” whose contents have no effect on gamestate”, because plot summary itself will be a gamestate document.


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16-11-2008 13:43:10 UTC

Bucky: We had a document like this in my last dynasty called “Quest Journal,” but I was the only one who could edit it.  Now, anyone can edit this one.