Thursday, June 20, 2024

Proposal: Gambling Debts

Timed out, 1-2. Failed by JonathanDark.

Adminned at 22 Jun 2024 19:12:35 UTC

Copy the section “Reinitialisation” from the Building Blocks wiki page to the “Building Blocks” rule in the ruleset.

Now that the default for a Storyteller’s Points is the average of all other Storyteller’s Points, it might be advantageous for a Storyteller to reset their Points to this average. This would also allow Storytellers who idled out earlier in the dynasty to come back and catch up. Since Storytellers are not aware of each others’ Points, it’s also a gamble if you perform this reset because you might come out worse off if your Points are currently above the average.

I will be voting DEF to remove myself from the quorum for this, since there’s an argument to be made on either side for fairness.



20-06-2024 19:17:57 UTC

Wouldn’t this allow a Storyteller to take an extra Story Action / Weekly action? It also feels weird because it should be a better strategy to Reinitialize after others have already done so, since Reinitializing (presumably) raises the mean Points value.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

20-06-2024 21:09:19 UTC

Technically it would allow a Storyteller to take an extra Story Action / Weekly Action, but only once, because Reinitialisation can only happen “if they have not already done so in the current dynasty” as part of that Building Block rule.

As far as whether or not it’s a good strategy, that’s up to the Storyteller to determine, hence the proposal title “Gambling Debts”. There’s probably some optimal plays here, but that’s left as an exercise for the reader.

JonathanDark: Publisher he/him

21-06-2024 14:05:08 UTC


Clucky: he/him

21-06-2024 15:27:34 UTC



21-06-2024 16:14:10 UTC

Mild against

Darknight: he/him

21-06-2024 16:23:22 UTC