Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Proposal: Extinction [Victory]

reached quorum 3-0 enacted by card
the Ape selected is card

Adminned at 26 Sep 2018 06:45:33 UTC

An Ape is Around the Fire if their name is card, derrick, Kevan, Trigon or Zaphod, and if they have included the word “grunt” in a comment on this proposal. All other Apes are not Around the Fire.

Select a random Ape from those Around the Fire. That Ape has achieved victory.

So the current game has nearly every personally-owned stat being reset every three days, and the only non-resetting stat (Legacy) doesn’t do anything very much. In the words of retired-Emperor Cuddlebeam on the BlogNomic Slack channel, “I designed the generation thing so that there wouldnt be a way to stockpile wealth and make it too daunting for newcomers but it was interesting to see how nihilistic the game can become in a situation like that lol “Why do anything””

With Legacy distributed at 5-2-1-1-0 we’re now unlikely to see a victory condition being voted through based on it, and it feels as if the stat was broadly being given out at random anyway, it mostly being a reward for being lucky enough to get some good genes and then being lucky enough to get good Hunting rolls (or lucky enough for Foraging to pay off when your rivals made unlucky Hunting rolls).

I was halfway into a proposal to speed up the NGEs and create some kind of a Legacy win, but if all current stats are almost random, whatever we come up with is in a lot of senses starting from scratch. Should we just start a new dynasty, with an active Emperor, instead?


derrick: HE/HIM

09-25-2018 18:20:16 UTC


I had some ideas at the start of this dynasty, but they were rejected for interfering with the “Reset” ideal. I’d all for trying to fix it, if we had a monolith around, but we don’t.

I’d prefer to elect a monarch based on the merits of their proposed game structure, but I’m happy with this as well.


09-25-2018 19:51:41 UTC

why not make the apes around the fire “all active apes” instead?

Kevan: HE/HIM

09-25-2018 20:05:16 UTC

Because that set of players could change during voting, if some idle players unidle and grunt. For something as major as deciding the next Emperor, players should know exactly what the range of possible outcomes is at the time of voting.


09-25-2018 20:41:12 UTC

I did think that this dynasty wad a little heavy on the dice rolling