Saturday, November 02, 2019

Proposal: Fool’s Nomium

Fewer than a quorum not voting against. Failed 1 vote to 4 by Kevan.

Adminned at 03 Nov 2019 19:07:12 UTC

Repeal the rule “Supremacy”.

I’m curious as to whether a quorum of current players think it’s possible for them to reach this victory condition before anyone else.

Comments

Cuddlebeam:

11-02-2019 15:17:27 UTC

against Self interest

TyGuy6:

11-02-2019 16:10:50 UTC

against Not me! Let’s get a move on. Long live emperor Cuddlebeam!

pokes:

11-02-2019 22:50:50 UTC

imperial for the same reason as Cough Fee.

3Balance:

11-03-2019 10:27:10 UTC

against Couldn’t one always repeal the rule for victory right before someone else is about to win?

Kevan:

11-03-2019 15:19:00 UTC

Only if the players in second, third and maybe fourth place all think that they can’t possibly win under it. Usually things happen too quickly (and involve enough secret plans or secret information) for enough players to be that confident.

Right now it’s a bit plainer, with TyGuy6 helping Cuddlebeam to win, and the three other players losing. Although you and Farsight can each block Cuddlebeam’s imminent win by gathering some Nomium right now (via Robotization and Benefits).

Cuddlebeam:

11-03-2019 16:16:30 UTC

Yup. It’s “Benefit a Majority, Punish a Minority”.

A higher expression of it could be to just voting a winner among a quorum of players at the start of the dynasty or to take it impossible for those not in the quorum to achieve victory. Those are extreme but admittedly any change to a sufficiently mature game will nearly inevitably have some of this phenomenon involved.

It’s really just up to the players’s collective wants (moral, competitive, etc) how much Bampam is too much Bampam.