Friday, January 13, 2023

Proposal: Flat Dice

Reached quorum 8 votes to 3. Enacted by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 Jan 2023 19:25:56 UTC

Enact a new rule, “The Dice Deck”:-

The Dice Deck is a publicly-tracked list of numbers, and is empty by default.

The Production of Resources is an atomic action with the following steps:
* If the Dice Deck contains fewer than six numbers, or if all of its numbers are identical, set the list to the following list of numbers: 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11 and 12.
* Remove an element at random from the Dice Deck: its number is the first result of this action
* Remove another element at random from the Dice Deck (skipping those where the number is the same as the first result): its number is the second result of this action

In “The Gift of the Isle”, replace “If they have not done so in the past 36 hours, the Onlooker may roll 2d6 twice, which is known as the Production of Resources. The sums for the two pairs of d6 rolls are known as the two Results for the Production of Resources action. If both of the results are the same, the Onlooker rerolls the second one until it is not the same. The date, time, and both results of the most recent Production of Resources are publicly tracked. ” with:-

If they have not done so in the past 36 hours, the Onlooker may perform a Production of Resources. The date, time, and both results of the most recent Production of Resources are publicly tracked.

If a Production of Resources action has already occurred in the dynasty, set the Dice Deck to the numbers 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11 and 12, then remove an instance of each of the two Results of that Production of Resources action from the Deck.

Suggesting a switch to Catan’s deck of dice to smooth out the curve.

Comments

Josh: he/they

13-01-2023 12:08:13 UTC

Given that we can change our Domain values each turn, this just strictly benefits players who are paying attention and adjust their values each round to take advantage of the new deck over players whose attention is more fleeting, right?

Kevan: he/him

13-01-2023 12:25:27 UTC

Yes, paying attention can get a better outcome than not. And it’s all public, it’s very easy to see if a number definitely isn’t going to come up again until after the reshuffle.

Is it not fair to say that “check in once per turn and make the best move you can” is the minimum engagement that we’re hoping for from active players?

Josh: he/they

13-01-2023 12:36:25 UTC

Oh, I’m not arguing whether it’s fair or not, and I am going to greentick - as a player likely to be paying attention I benefit from this. Just think it’s worth drawing out the implications overtly.

Raven1207: he/they

13-01-2023 13:05:34 UTC

interesting

Chiiika: she/her

13-01-2023 15:44:33 UTC

for

Habanero:

13-01-2023 16:11:52 UTC

for

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

13-01-2023 16:37:24 UTC

for

quirck: he/him

13-01-2023 16:39:05 UTC

against

Josh: he/they

13-01-2023 17:00:43 UTC

for

Raven1207: he/they

13-01-2023 17:10:59 UTC

for

Bucky:

13-01-2023 18:31:05 UTC

against as I’d rather not have the dynamic Josh pointed out.

SingularByte: he/him

13-01-2023 20:37:13 UTC

imperial

Trapdoorspyder: he/him

13-01-2023 22:14:45 UTC

for

Janet: she/her

14-01-2023 19:05:59 UTC

against