Thursday, May 12, 2022

Proposal: Forced resolution

Withdrawn. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 14 May 2022 11:03:13 UTC

Add the following to the end of the rule Recollection, if such a rule exists:

If at any time no Memory of Atlantis has changed their recollection in the preceding 48 hours, and at least one Memory of Atlantis has a value for their Recollection, then the most recent Memory of Atlantis to set their Recollection may be considered to have had Consensus for the past 24 hours.


Kevan: City he/him

12-05-2022 09:43:20 UTC

I can see the angle, but it risks putting us in a holding pattern: as soon as that 48 hours is on the horizon, if you aren’t the most recent Recollector you either have to ask an accomplice to toggle their vote (which may be trivial) or bite the bullet and make a minor edit to your own Recollection (removing any support you’ve gained, which may have been quite hard won if players aren’t checking in much).

This can also grant Consensus to someone who doesn’t have an idea for the next dynasty, if all they’ve done is Recollect a name!

wdtefv: hu/hum

12-05-2022 09:46:44 UTC


Josh: he/they

12-05-2022 09:51:10 UTC

@wdtefv - your vote has meant that I can no longer edit this to address Kevan’s concerns - best to leave off voting until after the 4h edit window, especially if there are already issues raised in the comments.

@Kevan - I have a suspicion that there aren’t going to be loads of players aggressively jostling for this one.

Kevan: City he/him

12-05-2022 10:54:22 UTC

[Josh] I share that suspicion, but I think this change could only slow down an endgame between two or three players. If just two of them are attentive enough to each reset the 48 hour clock whenever they’re about to lose, the best case is that (if they both have an accomplice toggling a vote) this rule makes no difference, and the worst case is that it makes regular Consensus harder to reach by periodically deleting support-Recollections from semi-active players, which may not be recast for several days.

against for the name-Recollection problem alone, anyway.

Josh: he/they

12-05-2022 11:03:38 UTC

Fair enough;  against withdrawn, will repropose when I have a slot