Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Proposal: Flex those muscles

Timed out, 3-2. Josh

Adminned at 28 Mar 2020 11:19:45 UTC

Change the text of the rule Excess Spending to read as follows:

If a Nobleman spends to excess then they can expect some consequences. If a Nobleman’s Debt is greater than the median Debt of all Noblemen who have non-zero Debt, then that Nobleman is Dissolute.

A Dissolute Nobleman may not post a Declaration of Victory. If they do then Louis XIV may mark it as failed at any time. They will also have their Bid Messages treated as if they had a Money bid of zero.

As a daily communal action, any Nobleman may reduce the Prestige of any Nobleman with less than -10 Power by 1, to a minimum of zero.

In the rule “Weighted Power Factor”, change all appearaces of the number 0.1 to 1 and change all appearances of the number 0.2 to 2. Multiply the Weighted Power Factor on the Noblemen page by ten.

Make bidding Power a meaningful advantage.



03-25-2020 16:36:31 UTC

I think the second part of this doesn’t do anything, if there’s no limit to how high your debt bids can go. I’m in favor of the first part, however, as the only change is to block bidding past the Red Line.

Speaking of which, this doesn’t conform to Red Line terminology.


03-25-2020 16:36:51 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

03-25-2020 16:40:34 UTC

against Not sure what we gain by rejecting bids from players once they (without realising they have done so) cross the median.

Josh: HE/HIM

03-25-2020 16:49:33 UTC

Kevan - finding ways to track the secret information is part of this game, isn’t it?

I kinda just wish I’d set it as being “the median bet wins” in the first place.

Darknight: HE/HIM

03-25-2020 22:28:18 UTC


pencilgame: HE/HIM

03-26-2020 14:15:45 UTC


Kevan: HE/HIM

03-26-2020 15:40:59 UTC

[Josh] Ah, Mediocrity, that used to be a subgame in Thring Nomic.