Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Proposal: Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish

Reached quorum 6 votes to 0. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 16 May 2018 07:27:15 UTC

To the start of the first paragraph of “Encounter”, add:-

Each Encounter has a single Creature as its Fast-Fish.

Then replace “Creature” with “Fast-Fish” in the remainder of this rule.

In “The Passenger’s Log”, replace “the Narrator announces these Creatures in the Log and an Encounter begins” with:-

the Narrator announces these Creatures in the Log and a separate Encounter begins with each of them

Replace the paragraph beginning “Sailors at an Encounter can perform an Encounter Action” with:-

When an Encounter begins, the Narrator selects a random Sailor at that Encounter as its Leader. Each Sailor can only have one Turn per Encounter, and an Encounter’s Leader must decide the order for these Turns before Turns can be taken on that Encounter.

A Sailor at an Encounter can perform an Encounter Action at it by making a comment to that effect on the Passenger’s Log post that announced the Encounter, but only during their Turn on that Encounter. If a Sailor is at multiple Encounters, they must specify which Encounter the action is being taken at. The following actions are Encounter Actions, and their cost:

If “The Hunter has Become The Huntee” enacted, remove the paragraph beginning “Each weekday the Narrator rolls a DICEX” in “Hunts”, and add to the Passenger’s Log:-

For any Angry Creature in the vicinity of the Haniver which is not already the Fast-Fish of an Encounter, the Narrator rolls a DICEX for it, where X is that Creature’s Speed. On a result of 5 or more, an Encounter begins with that Creature as its Fast-Fish, with all Sailors being at it.

Fixing up some Hunt/Encounter ambiguity and non-Log Encounter bugs from the previous proposal, and also clarifying what happens if a hunting crew encounters multiple creatures on the open ocean (which is possible now that we’re rolling three random events per week).

To quote Melville:

“Perhaps the only formal whaling code authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland. It was decreed by the States-General in A.D. 1695 . But though no other nation has ever had any written whaling law, yet the American fishermen have been their own legislators and lawyers in this matter. They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian’s Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People’s Business. Yes; these laws might be engraven on a Queen Anne’s farthing, or the barb of a harpoon, and worn round the neck, so small are they.

I. A Fast-Fish belongs to the party fast to it.
II. A Loose-Fish is fair game for anybody who can soonest catch it.”

Comments

Corona:

05-15-2018 11:21:12 UTC

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derrick:

05-15-2018 12:20:25 UTC

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card:

05-15-2018 16:27:10 UTC

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“For any Angry Creature in the vicinity of the Haniver which is not already the Fast-Fish of an Encounter, the Narrator rolls a DICEX for it, where X is that Creature’s Speed.”
wouldn’t this make the Narrator roll until all Angry creatures are in an encounter?

Kevan:

05-15-2018 16:32:40 UTC

Ah, it would. I was following on from “If a Hunt has been declared since the previous Log, and if any Creatures are in the vicinity of the Haniver…”, but that at least talks about something happening “in the log”.

If anyone wants to propose adding “For each Log,” to the start of this, it’d be appreciated.

Cuddlebeam:

05-15-2018 16:48:49 UTC

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Brendan:

05-15-2018 16:54:12 UTC

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