Monday, February 13, 2012

Proposal: Exact randomness

Self Killed.  Failed by Bucky.

Adminned at 14 Feb 2012 20:04:40 UTC

In the rule “Fame”, change the text:

In either case, the frontman must reassign each Band Member a new style via the process used for new Musicians and all Band Members then become Hangers On (and thus cease to be Showing Off) and four DICEN are rolled where N is the number of Musicians. For each die, if a K is rolled the Kth Musician as appears in the Current Active Player List becomes a Band Member.

to

In either case, the frontman must reassign each Band Member a new style via the process used for new Musicians and all Band Members then become Hangers On (and thus cease to be Showing Off) and a number of DICEN are rolled, where N is the number of Musicians, until there are exactly 4 Band Members. For each die, if a K is rolled the Kth Musician as appears in the Current Active Player List becomes a Band Member.

Comments

Josh: Announcer he/him

14-02-2012 00:07:05 UTC

for

Bucky:

14-02-2012 00:11:08 UTC

imperial

Cpt_Koen:

14-02-2012 00:25:49 UTC

:for: Uh, OK. Well that’s the second time we try to get 4 Band Members and that’s the second time we only get 3, so this is probably justified. However would it not be more simple to roll DICEN DICE(N-1) DICE(N-2) DICE(N-3)?
Also, if all but three (or less) Musicians go idle, I’m indefinitely stuck rolling dice.

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Actually, I’m pretty sure someone like Clucky could convince that many people to go idle, so I’m gonna vote against

Darknight: he/him

14-02-2012 03:50:53 UTC

against

Josh: Announcer he/him

14-02-2012 07:32:25 UTC

I don’t think Clucky could convince all but three players to go idle.

Kevan: he/him

14-02-2012 09:42:54 UTC

against This can be read equally clearly as “roll an infinite number of dice, and then do X for each die result”.

Greytyphoon:

14-02-2012 12:46:16 UTC

imperial Maybe the wording isn’t right, like they said. But I agree that we need a way to ensure there are 4 Band Members.

ChronosPhaenon:

14-02-2012 17:01:25 UTC

against S-K for the wording.